Football this week: Hampton and Richmond look to end slump against undefeated Ebbsfleet

By Joe Acklam

8th Nov 2022 | Football

Hampton and Richmond have lost three straight games in National League South. Photo: Phillip Kofler from Pixabay.
Hampton and Richmond have lost three straight games in National League South. Photo: Phillip Kofler from Pixabay.

Hampton and Richmond Borough will face the toughest of tasks to end their recent losing run as undefeated Ebbsfleet United visit South-West London. 

Having seemed like they had ended their early season malaise a few weeks ago, Hampton have gone off the rails in the last ten days as they have lost three games and conceded 12 goals. 

Putting that run to bed will be a big ask as Ebbsfleet, who are sat second in National League South, are one point off top with three games in hand over Dartford and are yet to lose in any competition this season after beating National League side Halifax Town in the FA Cup First Round on Saturday. 

Kick-off at the Rocket Hospitality Beveree Stadium is at 7:45pm on Tuesday. 

Hanwell Town are back at the Powerday Stadium for the first time in five games as Merthyr Town visit Ealing in the Southern League Premier South. 

The Geordies' dip in form has coincided with their road trip around the South of England in recent weeks, as their only victory in the last five was an FA Trophy win at Dunstable, a run which has seen them drop out of the play-offs. 

Merthyr's cup exploits have meant that their league position of 15th is somewhat false, having played as many as four games fewer than those around them but they did have cup heartbreak on Saturday as they lost 2-0 at Buxton in the FA Cup First Round. 

Kick-off at the Powerday Stadium is at 7:45pm on Tuesday. 

Kingstonian will be looking for their first away win of the season as they visit Haringey Borough in the Isthmian League Premier Division. 

Lee O'Leary's side recorded their third straight home victory against Billericay Town on Saturday but have had far less success on their travels, having picked up just three points from six away games so far this season. 

Their opposition this evening are directly below them in the table and Haringey have won their last two at home, including a convincing 3-0 win on Saturday against Folkestone Invicta. 

Kick-off at Coles Park Stadium is at 7:45pm on Tuesday. 

Hanworth Villa begin their Middlesex Senior Challenge Cup campaign with a second-round clash at home to Northwood FC. 

The Villains scored two late goals to secure a strong point against Binfield at the weekend and are now three without defeat in the Isthmian League South Central. 

Their opponents on Wednesday are in the same league but are top of the table, although they have failed to win either of their last two without scoring, having drawn against Chipstead and losing 1-0 to Uxbridge. 

Kick-off at Rectory Meadow is at 7:45pm on Wednesday. 

Brentford B will be hoping to go one step further in the Middlesex Senior Challenge Cup as they get their campaign underway against Bedfont Sports Club. 

The young Bees lost in the final of this competition last season and have started their season well, winning both of their Premier League Cup group matches and having not lost since a 1-0 defeat against AFC Wimbledon in August. 

Bedfont, by contrast, have had a tough start to their season as they are second bottom of the Isthmian League South Central and have only had one league win all season, 3-2 against Sutton Common Rovers in September. 

Kick-off at Bedfont Sports Club is at 7:45pm on Wednesday. 


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