Hampton & Richmond will look to build upon their heroic victory over Truro City by fending off in-form St Albans City under the lights of the Bev this Tuesday Evening.
Interim managers Jon Meakes and Harry Wheeler have already made their mark on St Albans. Whilst the club continues it's search for a new Manager, the pair oversaw a first half blitzing of Torquay United in their own backyard, as the Saints continued their surge up the table with a 4-0 away win over the former National League side. The visitors have won four of their last five, scoring 14 goals.
Hampton & Richmond consigned three straight defeats to history on Saturday as, with 10 men, they retook the lead over Truro, eventually securing a 2-1 win in front of a jubilant home crowd. With games in hand on most of their play-off rivals, the Beavers will be hopeful of stringing wins together once more to stay in and around the pack. A win today would see HamRich climb over Maidstone and Chelmsford City into 3rd place.
There is another story to today's fixture as, Just over one year ago, on November 1st on a cold Tuesday evening, St Albans condemned the Beavers to a 6-0 home defeat amongst what can only be called a finishing clinic by the visitors. Two goals each for Tafari Moore, Zane Banton and Kyran Wiltshire completed a torrid night for the TW12 side in one of the clubs heaviest defeats at this level.
Hampton & Richmond and St Albans have been near constant adversaries for over 50 years, facing off a staggering 60 times in that period. Our head to head record is close too, with 20 wins for the Beavers, 23 for the Saints. The highest scoring occasion dating back to 1983 in the Isthmian League. Goals for Shodeinde, Lake, Mitchell and Heselden under Roger Charland ensured a 4-4 draw at the Bev.