City and Hampton share the points again

For the second time this season City and Hampton & Richmond Borough couldn’t be separated as they shared the points in a 1-1 draw. At a bitterly cold Twerton Park, City began the game brightly. Scott Wilson’s first minute cross looked to have set up Elliott Frear for a tap-in only for Jenkins to get a vital interception. Setting the tone for his evening the referee awarded a goal kick. Cody Cooke then saw his header from a Chris Lines free-kick fly narrowly wide before Wilson burst clear only to be clipped by keeper Julian. He managed to stay on his feet but couldn’t bring the ball back under control. The referee gave a goal kick. The game became more scrappy after this, as both sides struggled to retain possession, with nothing more than half chances at either end. If the first half had lacked quality this was forgotten within six minutes of the restart. City won a free-kick nearly 30 yards out and Dan Hayfield curled a perfect shot into the top corner of the net. The visitors responded well to his blow and five minutes later Deadfield was desperately unlucky when his shot came back off the post with Max Harris beaten. Suddenly Hampton were looking more threatening and City were under sustained pressure. Wishart’s free-kick flew inches over the bar then Luke Spokes had to clear Inman’s header off the line. However, it was the introduction of substitute Kurran-Browne that finally broke City’s resistance. He’d already flashed one shot across the face of goal then on 78 minutes he was perfectly placed to nod Inman’s cross into the net from close range. Looking to ease their relegation worries Hampton pressed for a winner but City stood firm to hold on for the point.