MATCH PREVIEW: Hampton & Richmond Borough vs Chippenham Town | National League South, Tues 13th Sep 2022
Sam Hart takes a look ahead to Tuesday’s midweek game away to Hampton & Richmond Borough
The Bluebirds are back in action this Tuesday against Hampton & Richmond, following the unfortunate postponement of Saturday’s game against Braintree due to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
Hampton & Richmond Borough currently sit in 19th place in the National League South winning one game, drawing two and losing four picking up just five points. They have scored 11 goals in seven games whilst conceding 13 goals, most recently losing away at Slough 2-1.
Chippenham on the other hand have had a reasonably good start to the campaign winning three, drawing two and losing two picking up 11 points which sees them sat in 10th place. The boys in blue have only scored five goals this season whilst conceding seven. Most recently beating Oxford City in the last kick of the game 1-0.
The two sides have faced each other eight times in the past, with Chippenham winning one, drawing three and losing four. The Bluebirds will be looking to beat Hampton & Richmond for the first time since December 2018. H&R have proven to be a very good offensive force, scoring 1.57 goals per match. Whilst they score lots of goals, they also concede a decent amount too, conceding 1.86 goals per match. Chippenham have a rate of 0.71 goals per match whilst they have an impressive rate of 1.0 goals conceded per game, proving to be the more defensively solid side.
ONES TO WATCH
H&R’s number seven has had his best start to a season ever. The winger has already surpassed his goal record from last season in a lot less games. He has made five appearances and scored three goals and is looking to be a dangerous talent for the Chippenham defenders to watch out for. The ex-QPR man signed for H&R in the summer of 2021 from Hanworth Villa.
Wood has a fair amount of non-league experience, spending his past three seasons at Tonbridge racking up a total of 18 goals in 48 games for the angels. He joined Hampton this summer and has scored three goals in seven games and will be a player to watch out for.
Chippenham will be looking to add to their solid start to the season but Hampton & Richmond won’t make it easy for The Bluebirds. It looks to be another tough test for the boys in blue.