Hampton and Richmond get convincing victory over Concord Rangers
By Joe Acklam
24th Oct 2022 | Football
Dean Inman scored on his return from injury as Hampton and Richmond produced a dominant performance to beat Concord Rangers 3-0.
Ben Shroll scored late in the first half to give Hampton a deserved lead at the break against the team coming off the back of three straight defeats.
Tommy Block then added the second before Inman came up for a corner to head home and cap off an impressive display from Gary McCann's side.
The Beavers bounce straight back from FA Cup disappointment to move up to 15th in National League South with their third win in five matches.
Chances were at a premium in the first 20 minutes but Hampton saw the first real sight of goal as Ade Shokunbi intercepted a misplaced pass on the halfway line and drove forward and played a cute pass through to send Tommy Wood one-on-one but his prodded finish went straight at the 'keeper.
Block then got down the side and at the second attempt played a deep cross to the back post where Ruaridh Donaldson was steaming in but on the stretch, he sent it wide of the mark.
The goal finally came after 38 minutes as Liam Vincent looped a cross to the back post where Inman headed it back to Shroll to send goal wards and despite the best efforts of the Concord defenders it just about crossed the line.
Wood should have doubled their advantage early in the second half as good interplay between Jake Gray and Shokunbi sent the former in down the right and Wood failed to connect with his ball across the face of goal.
The second goal arrived on 71 minutes as great work in the channels from Wood got the ball to Block and as he drove into the box, he noticed Melvin Minter not covering his near post and his shot was parried into his own net by the Concord goalkeeper.
Concord had their best chance of the game four minutes later when substitute Nana Kyei burst down the left and played it low into the middle but Ricky Modeste did not make clean contact with the ball.
Inman's moment came on his return to the Hampton starting 11 as a corner was half cleared back to Gray and he clipped it to the far post when the defender got up highest and headed home.
The chance was there for a fourth after a fine move worked the ball to Block, who chipped the ball to the edge of the six-yard box where Gray and Wood got in each other's way to prevent either from making the contact that would surely have added further gloss to the score line.