Coming in to this match Hendon were in 3rd place in the league and Hampton in 22nd but the away fans had the news that Alan Dowson had taken over as manager so had a renewed feeling of optimism and Hendon fans knew they had to be wary of what a new manager could bring to a side.
It appears that Dowson brings urgency as after just 17 seconds, Hampton took the lead with a very well played move finished off by Jesse Kewley-Graham.
This stunned the whole ground as fans had hardly made it to their seats, let alone been able to bite into their chips.
It took Hendon a little time to react and bounce back from this but sure enough the home side started attacking and creating chances and in the 20th minute Morgan had the ball in the back of the net but it was ruled out for offside.
However, this was just the start of a rampage from the Green's and in the 23rd minute Dave Diedhiou headed home from a poorly defended corner to level the scores.
After the equalising goal both teams created plenty of chances, Charlie Moone was unlucky to hit the bar with an audacious effort. It was the visitors who had the better spell until just before half-time when Hendon were able to get behind the Beavers backline and Leon Smith bundled the ball home in the 42nd minute. And that was how it stayed until the break.
It was Hendon who had the best of the second half until the last 15 minutes when Dowson's side ramped up their efforts to try and get back into the game. This would not have pleased Gary McCann as his side should have been further ahead but with just 5 minutes to go Hampton capitalized on some unconvincing Hendon defending and Karle Carder hit home to equalize for the away side.
Gary McCann was proud of his team, but a little frustrated that his team couldn't hang on for maximum points.
He said, "I am very disappointed we didn't win the game. The level of performance from the squad where we are at the moment deserved three points, but we dropped two points. Individual errors cost us both goals.
"We controlled the game for large parts. Some of our play was excellent, but when the game is still close, you leave that element of hope that the other team could get something out of the game. And that is what happened.
"We had enough chances to win the game and we had good passages of play that merited far greater reward. But it has to be said that the responsibility for the points being dropped comes at both ends of the pitch.
"There were a number of excellent performances all over the field, especially Tony Taggart, who filled in well at left-back."