Non-League round-up

Hampton and Richmond Borough collected their first point of the season after a hard fought 1-1 home draw against an impressive Farnborough.

The Beavers led at half time through a wonderful David Tarpey goal but their opponents fought back in the second half and will feel unlucky to have not left the Beveree with all three points.

Hampton, who had lost all of their three opening games, started nervously and Dean Inman – back after injury and playing in the midfield holding role – struggled to get a foothold on the game.

Inman did, however, have the first meaningful chance of the first half with a free header at the far post, but it was straight at Farnborough keeper Alex Tokarczyk.

Hampton’s confidence began to grow and on 19 minutes they took the lead.

A drilled crossfield ball from left-back Callum Stewart was brilliantly controlled on the chest by David Tarpey, who advanced on the keeper and fired home, low into the far corner.

The all-action Jacob Erskine forced Tokarczyk into two smart saves after turning his marker on each occasion and shooting quickly from outside the box.

Farnborough did have two excellent chances to equalise but Rodney Chiweshe first  tipped a curling shot from Nathan Webb around the post, and then a 30-yard strike from Douglas Bergqvist over the bar.

After the interval Farnborough stepped up their intensity and came back into the game.

The pressure finally told on 79 minutes, when winger Tommy Murphy cut inside on his stronger left foot and fired low past Chiweshe.

Elsewhere, Hendon are three points clear at the top of the Ryman League Premier Division after goals from Carl McCluskey, Greg Ngoyi and Elliott Godfrey gave them a 3-0 win at Carshalton Athletic.

It is only the second time since 1965 that the club have won their first three league games.

Wealdstone drew 3-3 at East Thurrock, while Harrow Borough drew 1-1 at home to Aveley

In the Conference Hayes & Yeading lost 2-1 at Cambridge United despite going ahead through Mark Bentley’s 30-yarder.