BILLERICAY TOWN v HAMPTON & RICHMOND BOROUGH
HAMPTON & RICHMOND BOROUGH
Hampton 1-0 Bath
National League South
Saturday 21 November 2020
P40 W11 D9 L20 F36 A52
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Blunts Wall Road
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Billericay Town and Hampton & Richmond Borough have played each other over 40 times in the last 40 years. There is no other club in the National League that The Blues have faced as many times as The Beavers.
Hampton Football Club started life competing in the Kingston & District League as well as the South West Middlesex League, winning the Kingston League twice during the 1930’s.
The club joined the ranks of senior football in 1959 when they stepped up in to the Surrey Senior League. They also moved in to Beveree Stadium, which is still their home.
The Surrey Senior League title was lifted in 1964 and The Beaver’s stepped up to the Spartan League, which they immediately dominated. The title was lifted for their first three seasons as league members.
In 1966 Hampton entered the F.A. Cup for the first time. Their first match, in the First Qualifying Round, ended in a 2-0 home defeat against Met Police.
In 1968 they finished as runners-up behind Tring Town but were champions again in 1970. During the 1968-69 season they had their first win in the F.A. Cup. Southall were beaten 2-0 In Hampton, and then Hemel Hempstead left the Beveree with a 3-2 loss before Walthamstow Avenue visited. Avenue were members of the Isthmian League and one of the top non-league teams in the country.
Hampton gave a very good account of themselves, losing the match 5-4.
They ended the 1971 season in third place and joined the Athenian League Second Division. The Beavers finished the 1972 season in third, and 1973 as runners-up to Ruislip Manor. The 1973-74 season saw Hampton switch to the Isthmian League Second Division.
Hampton competed in the F.A. Trophy for the first time in 1974. They lost 2-1 at Staines Town.
In 1978 Hampton started their F.A. Cup campaign with a 3-0 home win against Wokingham Town. They needed a replay to beat Basingstoke Town and then two replies to beat Ilford.
In the Fourth Qualifying Round they were drawn at home to Barnet, then members of the Southern League Premier Division. The Bees won the match 2-1 and then lost 2-1 to Peterborough United in the First Round.
Billericay Town and Hampton first met as members of the Isthmian League First Division on 21 March 1981. Russell Kean, Dave Groom, Steve Bone and Peter Burton all scored at New Lodge as Town won 4-2.
The Blues visited Beveree Stadium for the first time on 20 April 1981. Groom, Bone and Burton all struck again as Town won 3-1 and sealed promotion to the Premier Division.
Hampton stayed in the second tier of the Isthmian League until 1990 when they were relegated to the Second Division South, which became Division Three the following season.
In 1991 Hampton entered the F.A. Vase for the first time. It took replays to get passed Ruislip Manor and then Potters Bar Town before Gorleston were beaten 2-0 away in the Second Round. Newport I.O.W. left London with a 1-0 win.
They ended 1992 in Fourth Position and were promoted to Division Two. Four seasons later they were promoted again, and again in 1998.
Hampton F.C. became Hampton & Richmond Borough in 1999. The 2000-01 season saw the club reach the F.A. Cup First Round for the first time. A 5-0 home win against Worcester City set-up an away tie with Barnet, who again knocked them out of the F.A. Cup.
During the 2001-02 season Borough had their best run in the F.A. Trophy. A 5-0 away at Whyteleafe was followed with a replay win at Harlow Town in the Second Round. Newport County of the Southern League Premier Division visited London in the Third Round and went home having been knocked out of the Trophy 2-0.
In the Fourth Round they made the journey to Hereford but return on the wrong end of a 4-1 defeat.
Hampton & Richmond won the Isthmian League Premier Division in 2007, beating Bromley to the title by two points. Billericay finished in fourth and beat Chelmsford City in the play-offs but were themselves beaten by Bromley in the Final.
Another appearance in the First Round of the F.A. Cup came around during the 2007-08 season. Wins against Braintree, Worthing and Wealdstone gave Borough a home match against Dagenham & Redbridge. The East Londoners won the match 3-0.
They finished as runners-up in the Conference South in 2009, behind A.F.C. Wimbledon. They beat Chelmsford in the play-offs but lost to Hayes & Yeading in the Final. Three seasons later they were relegated back in to the Isthmian League.
In 2016 Hampton won the Isthmian League title again, beating Bognor Regis Town by a point and were promoted back in to the National League South. They reached the play-offs for the next two seasons, losing out to Ebbsfleet United and then Braintree Town.
The Beavers most recent appearance in the F.A. Cup First Round came in 2018. They beat Eastleigh in the Fourth Qualifying Round and drew Oldham Athletic at home. Hampton gave a good account of themselves but lost the match 2-1.
The Beavers and The Blues met twice last season; the first time was a league meeting at the Beveree in August that ended as a 1-1 draw. The hosts went ahead from the spot but Moses Emmanuel equalised in the 51st minute.
The most recent meeting took place in November at New Lodge for an F.A. Trophy First Round match. A pitch inspection after some heavy ran let the match go ahead. The first half ended goalless but former Town defender Dean Inman gave the visitors the lead before Jake Robinson scored his 99th Town goal.
With three minutes of normal time left Hampton scored again and won the match 2-1, moments after The Blues had a penalty shout turned down.
Hampton were in eighth place, three points from the play-off places, when the Coronavirus pandemic saw all football get suspended.
There will be a few familiar faces amongst The Beavers squad as Alan Julian, Dean Inman, Charlie Wassmer and Nathan Minhas return to New Lodge.
Nathan came to Billericay at the start of the 2018-19 season, having had a prolific year with Ascot United. His time with the club was short-lived, making 1 start and 2 sub appearances before joining Brancknell Town. He joined Hampton in the summer.
Alan Julian also moved to the Beveree Stadium in the summer. Jules joined Town in February 2017 making his debut in a 1-0 defeat at Grays Athletic. He made 158 starts for the club and will be remembered by Blues fans for his equaliser at Sutton United in last season’s F.A. Cup 4th Round match.
Charlie Wassmer joined The Blues in 2019, making 17 starts and scoring two goals, including the winner in the 3-2 away win at Braintree Town.
Dean Inman is still Billericay Town’s record signing, joining from Maidenhead United for £27,600 in October 2017. After 56 starts, 8 sub appearances and 6 goals (including 2 in a 2-2 at Hungerford) Dean moved to Kingstonian. He moved to Hampton & Richmond during the summer of 2019.
|21-Mar-81||Billericay Town||4-2||Hampton||Isthmian League 1|
|20-Apr-81||Hampton||1-3||Billericay Town||Isthmian League 1|
|16-Aug-86||Hampton||1-0||Billericay Town||Isthmian League 1|
|01-Jan-87||Billericay Town||0-2||Hampton||Isthmian League 1|
|24-Oct-87||Hampton||0-1||Billericay Town||Isthmian League 1|
|28-Nov-87||Billericay Town||0-0||Hampton||Isthmian League 1|
|05-Sep-95||Billericay Town||3-1||Hampton||Isthmian League Cup 1|
|17-Aug-96||Hampton||3-1||Billericay Town||Isthmian League 1|
|18-Jan-96||Billericay Town||0-0||Hampton||Isthmian League 1|
|23-Sep-97||Hampton||0-2||Billericay Town||Isthmian League 1|
|07-Feb-98||Billericay Town||1-1||Hampton||Isthmian League 1|
|21-Nov-98||Billericay Town||2-0||Hampton||Isthmian League Prem|
|06-Feb-99||Hampton||0-0||Billericay Town||Isthmian League Prem|
|14-Aug-99||Billericay Town||1-0||Hampton & Richmond Borough||Isthmian League Prem|
|04-Apr-00||Hampton & Richmond Borough||1-2||Billericay Town||Isthmian League Prem|
|19-Aug-00||Hampton & Richmond Borough||1-2||Billericay Town||Isthmian League Prem|
|03-Apr-01||Billericay Town||3-1||Hampton & Richmond Borough||Isthmian League Prem|
|01-Sep-01||Billericay Town||2-0||Hampton & Richmond Borough||Isthmian League Prem|
|28-Mar-02||Hampton & Richmond Borough||1-2||Billericay Town||Isthmian League Prem|
|07-Dec-02||Hampton & Richmond Borough||1-1||Billericay Town||Isthmian League Prem|
|03-Apr-03||Billericay Town||0-2||Hampton & Richmond Borough||Isthmian League Prem|
|04-Dec-04||Billericay Town||2-0||Hampton & Richmond Borough||Isthmian League Prem|
|23-Apr-05||Hampton & Richmond Borough||0-3||Billericay Town||Isthmian League Prem|
|17-Dec-05||Hampton & Richmond Borough||0-1||Billericay Town||Isthmian League Prem|
|29-Apr-06||Billericay Town||1-2||Hampton & Richmond Borough||Isthmian League Prem|
|09-Sep-06||Billericay Town||1-0||Hampton & Richmond Borough||Isthmian League Prem|
|16-Sep-06||Hampton & Richmond Borough||1-1||Billericay Town||FA Cup 1stQ|
|19-Sep-06||Billericay Town||0-0||Hampton & Richmond Borough||FA Cup 1stQ|
|23-Nov-13||Billericay Town||1-2||Hampton & Richmond Borough||Isthmian League Prem|
|23-Nov-13||Billericay Town||1-2||Hampton & Richmond Borough||Isthmian League Prem|
|22-Mar-14||Hampton & Richmond Borough||0-1||Billericay Town||Isthmian League Prem|
|20-Dec-14||Hampton & Richmond Borough||1-2||Billericay Town||Isthmian League Prem|
|04-Apr-15||Billericay Town||1-1||Hampton & Richmond Borough||Isthmian League Prem|
|19-Sep-15||Billericay Town||0-1||Hampton & Richmond Borough||Isthmian League Prem|
|19-Mar-16||Hampton & Richmond Borough||2-1||Billericay Town||Isthmian League Prem|
|29-Sep-18||Hampton & Richmond Borough||0-2||Billericay Town||National League South|
|24-Nov-18||Hampton & Richmond Borough||0-1||Billericay Town||FA Trophy 3Q|
|06-Apr-19||Billericay Town||1-3||Hampton & Richmond Borough||National League South|
|17-Aug-19||Hampton & Richmond Borough||1-1||Billericay Town||National League South|
|20-Nov-19||Billericay Town||1-2||Hampton & Richmond Borough||FA Trophy|