The Beavers' outstanding victory over Wealdstone on 28th December has brought them the award of the first Performance of the Month Award winners of 2014.
In a week of quality performances by the Beavers, the highlight turned out to be the excellent victory at Grosvenor Vale.
To be eligible for the award, the judges consider a shortlist of potential clashes, looking at the form of the teams involved and the circumstances behind the winning performances before casting their votes. The award is sponsored by Macron to celebrate the top monthly performances in the Isthmian's three divisions.
The Beavers went behind early thanks to Sean Cronin's penalty, but goals from Tom Hickey, Charlie Moone and Joe Turner turned round the game in spectacular fashion against the league leaders.
Wouldn’t you just believe it? A stunning pair of victories over Christmas saw Hampton & Richmond Borough move up the Ryman League Premier Division table, finally recording the results that recent performances have deserved. And then the weather happens. Their last two matches – very winnable looking fixtures at Cray Wanderers and at home to Bury Town – have fallen victim to the horrendous rain and storms that have hit the majority of the country, leaving fans and players alike frustrated at the stalling of their season.
Those two wins over Christmas were the first time this season that the team have strung together back-to-back league victories. And the most impressive thing about the wins? They were against the top two sides in the division. Boxing Day saw a fourteen minute second half hattrick from top scorer Charlie Moone help Beavers to a stunning 4-1 win over local rivals Kingstonian. Two days later, Moone again scored as his teammates recorded a 3-1 success at leaders...
Hampton & Richmond can confirm the club have added more new faces to our squad as the January strengthening continues.
Dave Tarpey hasn't been the only signing for the Beavers recently, there's three new young players joined the club in recent days.
Freddy Champion is a 20 year old midfielder from Shepherds Bush who had been with QPR since 2011; before that he was with Spurs and Chelsea. He's been described as a 'versatile midfielder' who can play in most midfield positions.
Ben Harris is a 23 year old striker, who has just left Windsor FC. A proven goalscorer at Stag Meadow with 28 goals in 48 appearances since joining the Guardsmen in 2011 and has been gaining interest from other clubs.
Jake Hicks, a 19 year old midfielder, who has come from the reserves after being with Woking last season; an attacking player who likes to get forward from midfield, he was the under-18 player of the season at Kingfield in 2013.
We welcome them all to the club and hope their stay is a...