Wealdstone suffered only a second league defeat of the season on Saturday as they fell prey to the goal machine that is Charlie Moone (pictured).
Hampton & Richmond’s in-form marksman made it 27 for the season with his team’s vital second goal in first half stoppage time as the Beavers followed up Boxing Day’s thrashing of Kingstonian with a second win in 48 hours against one of the title favourites.
Stones, who led 1-0 thanks to Sean Cronin’s penalty, will argue Hampton keeper Rodney Chiweshe should have been dismissed for handball with the score at 1-1, still lead the table as the season reaches the midway point.
They will reflect on chances which went astray and poor defending on Hampton’ first two goals which left them chasing the game up the slope in the second half, but this blip should be no cause for blood-letting by Stones’ passionate fans who must rally behind their side in...
Wealdstone manager watches his side lose 3-1 to Hampton & Richmond but maintains promotion focus
Points target: Gordon Bartlett
Gordon Bartlett has set his sights on a century of points in a bid to lead Wealdstone to Conference South football next season.
The Stones boss watched his side lose in the league for the second time this season, 3-1 at home to Hampton & Richmond Borough on Saturday, but the men of the Vale are still looking down on the rest after amassing 51 points in the first half of what is a 46-game league campaign.
And while he is never a man to take things for granted, the veteran of the dugout who has been in the hot-seat at Wealdstone since 1995 claims his target is a realistic one.
He said: “I told the boys on Saturday our target is 100 points and that is possible if we look back on the first half of the season and some of the games we haven’t won.