The Beavers' outstanding victory over Wealdstone on 28th December has brought them the award of the first Performance of the Month Award winners of 2014.
In a week of quality performances by the Beavers, the highlight turned out to be the excellent victory at Grosvenor Vale.
To be eligible for the award, the judges consider a shortlist of potential clashes, looking at the form of the teams involved and the circumstances behind the winning performances before casting their votes. The award is sponsored by Macron to celebrate the top monthly performances in the Isthmian's three divisions.
The Beavers went behind early thanks to Sean Cronin's penalty, but goals from Tom Hickey, Charlie Moone and Joe Turner turned round the game in spectacular fashion against the league leaders.
Wouldn’t you just believe it? A stunning pair of victories over Christmas saw Hampton & Richmond Borough move up the Ryman League Premier Division table, finally recording the results that recent performances have deserved. And then the weather happens. Their last two matches – very winnable looking fixtures at Cray Wanderers and at home to Bury Town – have fallen victim to the horrendous rain and storms that have hit the majority of the country, leaving fans and players alike frustrated at the stalling of their season.
Those two wins over Christmas were the first time this season that the team have strung together back-to-back league victories. And the most impressive thing about the wins? They were against the top two sides in the division. Boxing Day saw a fourteen minute second half hattrick from top scorer Charlie Moone help Beavers to a stunning 4-1 win over local rivals Kingstonian. Two days later, Moone again scored as his teammates recorded a 3-1 success at leaders...