Midfielder Leon Solomon is close to a return to the Hampton lineup after fears in the close season that he might not play again because of a long-standing knee injury.
Solomon was captain of the Ryman championship-winning side but aggravated the injury towards the end of last season. He has had an operation and remained with the club while he recovered. He’s now in full training and Dowse says he could make his long-awaited return in the Middlesex Senior Cup tie at Enfield Town the week after next.
He said: “We’ve missed his steadying influence in midfield and I would be delighted to have him back in the squad. He’s a great person to have in the dressing room and on the training field and now I want him to show me he’s match fit.”
Speaking on Saturday to the press team's Oliver Thomas, Leon was 'very happy' to be back in the squad.
"I should have been back sooner, but in July, the day before the operation on the knee, I sliced my finger at work. Then the surgeon was off for a...
After last week's unlucky draw for the Beavers, Hampton will go into tomorrow's game with much confidence that they can derail the White Tigers at Beveree and take that place in the draw.
Hampton looked to be coming home with all the points from Treyew Road from Jack Cook's header as they battled through the incessant rain, looking comfortable against the league leaders, but a rather fortunate penalty for the home side meant the team had to settle for just a point in a match which they were more than equal to Cornwall's premier team.
Truro City have had a good run, but this is the FA Cup and everyone knows that in this competition, nothing is certain and the boys will believe they can win on their own turf.
Hampton will be without Bradley Hudson-Odoi, as Sutton haven't allowed permission for him to appear in the Cup but Dowse will be able to bring in loan signing Dan Sweeney into the squad to provide the Truro management a measure of the unknown following the league matchup....
After our announcement last week, Ian and Alan have been accepted into the Hampton Court Palace taking place on March 18th next year, after the organisers heard about their fundraising efforts.
You can still join them as part of the HRBFC running team, and the instructions are below, and you even get a discount on entry to the race if you are part of the team, just enter the code h&rfc and your entry fee will be reduced by £3.
Interested in joining the Running Team? Follow the 3 steps below.
1) All interested runners should first sign up for the race using the following link
2) Once signed up email Ian Dyer so we can add you to our HRBFC Running Team list.
3) Then ask your friends, family and work colleagues to sponsor you for your run by sharing our HRBFC ‘Just Giving’ page.
Come on and join in, it will help so many of our youth...