Football this weekend: Hampton and Richmond begin FA Cup campaign

By Joe Acklam

16th Sep 2022 | Football

Hampton and Richmond begin their FA Cup campaign. Photo: Dave Gunn Flickr.
Hampton and Richmond begin their FA Cup campaign. Photo: Dave Gunn Flickr.

Hampton and Richmond Borough kick-off their FA Cup campaign as they travel to face Bognor Regis Town in the second qualifying round. 

After the Beavers managed to end their three-game losing run with a 1-0 victory over Chippenham Town at the Rocket Hospitality Beveree Stadium on Tuesday they will be looking to carry that forward into this year's FA Cup. 

They now move away from league action and set their sights on the FA Cup, as the tier six sides enter the competition, by taking on Bognor Regis of the Isthmian League Premier Division. 

The Rocks have had a largely indifferent start to the season, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats, but have already knocked out Cray Wanderers in this competition, drawing the initial game 2-2 at home, before romping home to a 4-0 victory on the road to seal progression. 

Kick-off in West Sussex at Nyewood Lane is at 3pm on Saturday. 

Hanwell Town will be looking to bounce straight back from their second defeat of the season in mid-week as they travel to face Cray Valley PM in the FA Cup second qualifying round. 

Hanwell had adapted to life in step three very quickly, as they were on a five-game unbeaten run following defeat on the opening day, but that run was routed by the Metropolitan Police on Tuesday as they lost 1-0. 

The Geordies have the opportunity to get back to winning ways as they return to the FA Cup, where they will play Cray Valley PM of the Isthmian League South East Division. 

In the last round Hanwell saw off Eastbourne Town 2-0 to make it to this stage. 

Cray Valley had to compete in the preliminary round as well to make it this far and have scored six goals across their two games so far, both 3-0, against Glebe and Hastings United. 

Kick-off is in Greenwich at the Badgers Sports Ground at 3pm on Saturday. 

Hanworth Villa will be hoping to follow up their surprise victory in midweek as Thatcham Town visit Rectory Meadow in the Isthmian League South Central Division. 

The Villains were in FA Trophy action on Tuesday and pulled off a 3-0 win away at Northwood FC, who sit top of their division. 

As they return to the league, they now face winless Thatcham Town at home and will be hoping to carry the momentum obtained from that win against Northwood forward. 

Despite two draws and two wins in the league so far this season, Thatcham also managed to win in the FA Trophy on Tuesday, 1-0 over Cinderford Town, and could prove to be trickier than their record would suggest. 

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


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