by Richmond and Twickenham at 11:22 AM
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11:00am Saturday 11th January 2014 in Hampton and Richmond By Stuart Amos

Fearing the worst: Hampton defender Alan Bray, right, has switched to Walton & Hersham on loan

Hampton & Richmond Borough defender Alan Bray fears his time at the Beveree could be at an end – and it will not necessarily be down to him.

The 27-year-old has switched to Ryman Division One South Walton & Hersham on a six week loan deal as he steps up his return to fitness after breaking his arm earlier in the season.

Impressive festive wins over Kingstonian and Wealdstone have fired hopes of a play-off push from the Beavers and...
by Tim Street at 8:14 PM
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10 Jan 2014 19:55

Returning striker who changed his name to Argentina legend's is champing at the bit

Returning hero: Dave Tarpey is back at Hampton & Richmond

Dave Tarpey hopes to bring some Maradona magic back to Beveree after re-signing for Hampton & Richmond Borough.

The former Basingstoke striker ended an initial three year stay with the Beavers in the summer of 2012 when he left for Farnborough Town.

And it was at Farnborough where he changed his name by deed poll last August to Diego Maradona as part of a link up with Paddy Power which saw every Town squad member ditch their old name for that of a famous footballer.

Two other former Hampton players took on new identities as part of the marketing ploy, with Josh Huggins becoming Lothar Matthaus and Alan Inns becoming Alan Hansen.

Tarpey said: “Some of the lads weren't keen at first, but we saw what the benefits would be for the club. The idea was we would...
by Richmond and Twickenham at 3:58 PM
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2:34pm Friday 10th January 2014 in Hampton and Richmond By Sam Elliott

Back to front: Returning Hampton & Richmond Borough striker Dave Tarpey has set his sights on Ryman Premier League promotion Deadlinepix SP64327

It may seem from the outside that it is non-stop frustration for Hampton & Richmond Borough right now, but dig a little deeper and you will find a club in its best state for quite some time.

The rain may have severely hampered possible progress up the table, but joint manager Paul Barry says the lack of matches has let the club catch its breath.

The Beavers are playing to a different tune these days, and not just because the comfortable Christmas wins over title-chasing Kingstonian and Wealdstone landed them the Ryman League’s Performance of the Month award for December.