Football this weekend: Hampton and Richmond one win from FA Cup First Round

By Joe Acklam

14th Oct 2022 | Football


Hampton and Richmond take on Torquay in FA Cup. Photo: Ollie G. Monk
Hampton and Richmond take on Torquay in FA Cup. Photo: Ollie G. Monk

Hampton and Richmond must overcome National League opposition in Torquay United if they are to reach the FA Cup First Round proper. 

Hampton have already seen off Bognor Regis Town and Paulton Rovers in the FA Cup so far this season but they go into their Fourth Qualifying Round in Devon as underdogs. 

There are reasons to think they can pull off the upset as Torquay are sat bottom of the National League and their last win was on 3rd September against Southend United and have scored nine goals in 13 league games. 

Hampton are not having their best season so far but they have had a recent upturn as they are undefeated in three across all competitions and only one defeat in their last six. 

Kick-off at Plainmoor is at 3pm on Saturday. 

Hanwell Town will be looking to use their derby win on Tuesday to spur them on in the league as they welcome Gosport Borough to the Powerday Stadium. 

It was late drama during the week as Sham Barnwell scored three minutes from time to prevent Hanwell letting a two-goal lead slip against Hayes and Yeading United. 

That win meant it was two straight wins for the Geordies in all competitions and they will be hoping to continue that this weekend and put an end to their stuttering from in the Southern League Premier South. 

Their opponents in Gosport had started the season very well but the wheels have very much come off in Hampshire as after winning four of their first six league games, they have lost four out of their last four matches. 

Kick-off at the Powerday Stadium is at 3pm on Saturday. 

Kingstonian will be testing whether they found the solution to their poor start to the season as they travel to face Horsham in the Isthmian League Premier Division. 

Having been on a diabolical run of six without a win across all competitions, Tyrese Owen inspired a turnaround on Wednesday when they beat Brightlingsea Regent 3-0. 

Their opponents are a club trending in the wrong direction as despite sitting seventh in the table, they have not won in their last five league games, having started the season winning five out of their first seven. 

Kick-off at the Camping World Community is at 3pm on Saturday. 

Hanworth Villa's red-hot form was routed last time out but they will hope to return to winning ways against Marlow FC. 

The Villains had won four games straight across all competitions heading into their FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round tie against Burgess Hill Town, but after wasting several good chances they came up short and were knocked out 2-1. 

However, despite this setback their form in the Isthmian League South Central is very good having won their last two and although they are only tenth in the table it is largely due to having only played six games on account of their cup exploits. 

Their opposition this weekend in Marlow will be tough as they are fifth in the early season table having won four of their opening eight games and have one of the meanest defences in the division. 

Kick-off at Rectory Meadow is at 3pm on Saturday. 

Chelsea Women return from the international break looking to continue their title charge against Everton Women. 

Emma Hayes' team had a shock defeat on the opening day against Liverpool but have since recovered and have won their next two to draw themselves level on points with Arsenal, although have played a game more. 

Their opposition this weekend in the Toffees have an identical record so far, having lost on the opening day they have since won both of their games against Liverpool and Leicester City. 

Kick-off at Walton Hall Park is at 1pm on Sunday. 

Brentford Women will be out to follow up their League Cup victory against Newhaven last Sunday as they return to league action against Denham United Ladies. 

The Bees have had two straight weeks of cup fixtures since they were last in league action when they lost 1-0 to Dulwich Hamlet Reserves. 

After four games of their season Brentford are seventh in the London and South East Division One North on six points, level with Denham but the visitors to Bedfont Sports Club this weekend have played two more games. 

Kick-off at Bedfont Sports Club is at 3pm on Sunday. 

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