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Opposition Focus: Hampton & Richmond Borough

Founded: 1921

Nickname: The Beavers

Stadium: Beveree Stadium

Stadium Capacity: 3800

Manager: Mel Gwinnett

Last Meeting: The Tudors travelled to the Beveree Stadium but were unable to come back home with any points after a 2-1 win for the home side, with Donaldson grabbing a brace for The Beavers and Tyrese with the consolation goal for The Tudors.

The Tudors host the in form Hampton & Richmond Borough at the Focus Community Arena, read about our opponents here:

Hampton & Richmond Borough were founded in 1921 where they found themselves competing in the Kingston & District and South West Middlesex Leagues. In 1964 they won the Surrey Senior League which got them into the Spartan League where they won the title 4 times in the years of 1965, 67,68 and 70. Following on from this success, The Beavers were chosen to be placed in the Second Division of the Isthmian League.

It wasn't until 1990 where things started to change for the club when they were relegated from the Division, but in this year the Second Division was split into two regions and The Beavers were then put into the Third Division. The next season they gained a promotion to the Second Division due to a vacancy in the league and the rise between the leagues began.

From 1990 Hampton climbed through the leagued with long standing manager Chick Botley. This saw them gain promotion to the Premier Division of the Isthmian League in the 1998-99 season. A few years later in the 2002-2003 season they were relegated back to Division. This relegation caused the club to invite Alan Devonshire to the club and he took Hampton back to the Premier Division. After a few more years, The Beavers won promotion to the Conference South after winning the title after an impressive 4-2 against Slough Town.

Hampton & Richmond were more than comfortable in the Conference South until the 2011-12 season as they were relegated on the final day of the season, despite having their best ever FA Trophy showing. Alan Dowson was appointed in 2014 after a couple managerial changes, hoping he was the man to take Hampton & Richmond Borough back to the Conference South and it turned out to be a successful appointment due to their promotion in the 2015-16 season. In the 2016-17 season The Beavers managed to reach the semi-final of the play-offs but lost to Ebbsfleet United. The next season was more successful after reaching the final of the play-offs but they lost on penalties to Braintree Town, Alan Dowson then left to join Woking.

Gary McCann was then appointed, keeping The Beavers in the National League South until December 2022 due to a majority takeover of the club by Ramayana Ventures and they appointed Mel Gwinnett, who is the current manager.

Hampton & Richmond Borough FC are currently 6th in the league and go into this fixture being unbeaten in their last five, with four wins and one draw. The Tudors go into this fixture not winning a game in their last eight and losing their last five fixtures.

Last 5 meetings:

02.12.2023 | Hampton & Richmond Borough 2-1 Hemel Hempstead Town FC

07.01.2023 | Hemel Hempstead Town FC 2-0 Hampton & Richmond Borough

13.08.2022 | Hampton & Richmond Borough 1-1 Hemel Hempstead Town FC

15.04.2022 | Hemel Hempstead Town FC 1-0 Hampton & Richmond Borough

04.12.2021 | Hampton & Richmond Borough 0-1 Hemel Hempstead Town FC


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