Wealdstone suffered only their third defeat of the season on Saturday as they lost 2-0 away at mid-table Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Danilo Orsi-Dadomo and Jake Gray secured what seemed like a comfortable win for the hosts, who climbed into the top half of the table.

Both sides seemed intent on going for it early on as they tried to set the tempo for the game, but it was Wealdstone who had the first real opportunity as Billy Clifford forced a smart save from home keeper Dan Lincoln, who was also alert to tip the rebound from Dejon Noel-Williams onto the post.

Ruaridh Donaldson created Hampton’s first opening of the game when he surged through the Stones defence, but an excellent stop from Jonathan North kept the scores level.

Hampton were the first to take one of their chances in the 56th minute as Orsi-Dadomo completed a fast attack by rounding North and slotting into the empty net.

They were closed to doubling their lead less than 10 minutes later, but an excellent tackle from Conor Stevens denied Ryan Hill.

New signing Jack Jebb, on as a substitute, came close to a debut goal when he drilled towards the bottom corner, but Lincoln was equal to the effort.

The Beavers then doubled their lead with nine minutes to go, finishing Wealdstone off in the process, as Gray latched onto Matt Young’s cross at the far post to fire past North and complete the victory.

Wealdstone remain top of the National League South despite the defeat, but see their lead cut to just four points after Slough Town’s convincing win away at Chippenham Town.

The Stones have a break from league action now, instead going up against Royston Town in the FA Trophy third qualifying round this Saturday, kicking off at 3pm.