Match Reports 2010/2011
Havant & Waterlooville 1
Hampton & Richmond Borough
Ian Selley (Scott, 75)
Paul Hinshelwood (Igoe, 69)
Manny Williams (Sole, 55)
Hampton & Richmond Borough
Gustavo Mota (Ellams, 90)
Charlie Moone (Yarnie, 82)
Lawrence Yaku (Rochester, 82)
The Hawks fell to their second dispiriting defeat in three days as Hampton and Richmond Borough all but secured league safety with a 2-1 win over beleaguered hosts at Westleigh Park.
Lawrence Yaku struck first in the 36th minute when his speed took him past James Tyrrell to fire in off the post, and Yaku then killed the game off with a second goal seven minutes into the second half when his pace got the better of the home defence again.
Struggling to even register in the game, the Hawks found a consolation goal a minute from injury time when late substitute Bobby Scott got on the end of a cross from Steve Ramsey and headed home at the back of the box.
Shaun Gale made three changes to the side that lost at Boreham Wood on Saturday. Jon McDonald, James Tyrrell and Mustafa Tiryaki replaced Guiseppe Sole, Sammy Igoe and Sam Pearce.
At that start it was the Hawks who looked the better side. Ramsey and Jake Newton worked well on the right hand side to bring the ball forward, and clever overlaps and connecting passes made the hosts look like a side in control.
Manny Williams tore up the left and chipped the ball into the path of Ramsey, whose shot over the bar should at least have been on target. Tiryaki then broke through the middle and played the ball off Williams to make space for a shot that was deflected over the bar.
While the Hawks looked to build up their attacks with passing, the Beavers took a more direct approach relying on the speed of Yaku and Dave Tarpey.
Yaku set up Charlie Moone for a shot blocked by McDonald, but it was YAKU himself who opened the scoring in the 36th minute when he shrugged off challenges from Tyrrell and raced forward to fire across Ashmore’s dive. The ball crashed into the far post and went in.
Ian Selley lifted a corner long across the box, and Tiryaki connected to stab it back wide of the goal, but by the half time whistle the Hawks had lost the interested they showed in the opening half hour.
Havant and Waterlooville 0
Hampton and Richmond Borough 1
The Beavers struck again seven minutes into the second half, effectively ending the game. The Hawks lost possession in midfield, and amid cries for offside YAKU burst forward again, and fired a shot calmly past Ashmore.
Tarpey then went on a lightning run and beat McDonald on the wing, but his shot was poor.
With ten minutes to go, Beavers manager Alan Devonshire was so confident of his side’s much needed win that he replaced both strikers in a double substitution.
Wes Fogden finally ended the Hawks’ shot drought with an effort that went out off Paul Johnson. Two corners followed, and from Igoe’s second, Ian Simpemba connected with a header that dropped wide of the post.
On 90 minutes the enthusiasm brought by substitute Bobby Scott earned the Hawks a face saving goal when Beavers keeper Matt Lovett stumbled on his line trying to each a cross from Ramsey, and SCOTT was on hand to nod it gently over the line.
Suddenly the Hawks came back to life, but far too late, and Ramsey’s long range effort deep in injury time didn’t drop quite enough to go under the bar.