Preview: Hampton & Richmond Borough v Dartford

On Tuesday night, the Darts travel away to the Beveree Stadium to take on Hampton and Richmond FC in the first ever league meeting between the two sides.

The club will be running a coach, leaving 4.15pm from Princes Park stadium. To book your seat, you need to contact Paul Munn. For more information, please see our dedicated away coach travel page on http://www.dartfordfconline.com/site/?q=pages/coach-travel-dartford-foot...

Team News

Tom Champion will serve his second match out of a three match ban for this game, but the Darts will welcome back captain Elliot Bradbrook after his suspension was concluded on Saturday. Charlie Sheringham is still a doubt, with a tendonitis injury in his knee keeping him out of Saturday's match against Havant and Waterlooville. James White is also out of this match after he injured his hamstring in Saturday's match.

Directions to Hampton and Richmond Borough FC (via the Hampton and Richmond website (http://www.hamptonfc.net/)

Beveree Stadium
Beaver Close
Off Station Road
Hampton
Middlesex
TW12 2BX

By Car
From the M25 Exit the M25 at the M3 Junction and head towards Central London. Come off at Junction 1 (Sunbury) and follow signs for A308 Kingston. After approximately 2 miles turn left into High Street, then immediately left into Station Road. The entrance to Beveree is in Beaver Close which is 200 yards on the right.

From the A3 Exit at the junction signed Hampton Court. Follow signs for Hampton Court which will take you through Esher and past Sandown Park Race course. Once over Hampton Court Bridge turn left on to Hampton Court Road. After approx 1½ miles turn right in to High Street, then left in to Station Road.

There are signposts at the turnings on the Hampton Court Road, Station Road and outside Beaver Close directing you to the ground.

By Bus
The 111 (Kingston - Cranford) and 216 (Kingston - Staines) have a stop on Station Road some 50 yards from the ground. The R68 (Richmond - Hampton Court) has a stop on High Street a two minute walk from the ground.

About our opponents & our history (courtesy of Stuart Maidment)

Both sides gained their first point of the season on the opening day in contrasting style. Hampton and Richmond were involved in a goalless draw with Welling United whilst The Darts opened their account with a dramatic two all draw against Havant and Waterlooville.

Dartford last met The Beavers in 2008 when they were defeated 1-0 in the F.A Cup Second Qualifying Round in front of 1057 at Princes Park, whereas the previous meeting between the clubs was in 1970 when the Darts defeated Hampton FC 1-0 in the FA Cup at Hampton FC.

With an average attendance of 473 last season Hampton and Richmond finished 14th in the Blue Square South amassing 51 points (W14 D9 L19 F56 A66).

Last season’s joint top scorer Dave Tarpey signed a new one year contract. In the transfer market over pre season, the Beavers recruited 26 year old wing back Danny Allen-Page, central defender David Stevens and former Woking striker Charlie Moone. Joint top scorer Craig Dundas has left the club.