A promising start to the game with excellent chances for Reece Jones and James Simmonds in the first half turned into a second half nightmare as a lacklustre performance saw Dean Inman sent off and 3 vital points go to Eastbourne.
Hampton went into the game on a high after victory in the Middlesex Senior Cup last Monday, and a good run in the league which saw them climb to sixth place in the form table over 6 games.
Goals in each half from Eastbourne's Alex Lacey and Charles Ademeno settled the match.
Elsewhere Staines Town recorded an important victory at Dorchester while Bromley took 3 points. Maidenhead United lost to Woking who were crowned champions. The first of Hampton & Richmond's two games in hand will be this Tuesday evening at home to Salisbury City, which is now a must win.
Dean Inman is likely to miss the final league match of the season away at Thurrock after picking up his third red card of the season.
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