Hampton & Richmond Borough defender, Michael Kamara, who committed his international future to Sierra Leone in April this year, scored the equaliser for his side to ensure they avoid first league defeat on Saturday.

East Thurrock United played out an entertaining 1-1 draw against Hampton & Richmond Borough in the opening game of the new National League South season.

It was a quiet opening, with Ryan Moss sending a volley off target for the visitors who also had a penalty shout waved away.

But the best chance of the opening 22 minutes belonged to the home team East Thurrock.

Kamara, 28, sent a diving header narrowly over the crossbar in the final action of the first-half.

All goals were scored in the second half at the Future Fuel Stadium in the 53 and 61’ minutes respectively.

Montel Agyemang opened the scoring with his debut goal for the Rocks before Michael Kamara levelled things up to secure a point from the penalty spot.

Meanwhile, the Athens-born centre-back, who was part of the successful Dover Athletic side when they won promotion from the Conference South n May 2015, has committed his international future to Sierra Leone.

Kamara told this medium in April, “I’m buzzing with excitement. However, is up to the football authorities but I’ve always wanted to play international football for the country of my parent’s.”

On Tue 8 Aug 19:45 – Hampton & Richmond Borough will take on Oxford City at home.

Match facts:

East Thurrock United 1–1 Hampton & Richmond Borough
(Agyemang 53’: Kamara (p) 61’)
The Future Fuel Stadium
National League South

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