HAMPTON & Richmond striker Ben Seymour is relishing his role at the Beavers after scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory over Weymouth on Tuesday.

The former Dorchester Town and Yeovil Town marksman has extensive experience at Exeter City in the EFL and spent last season at Plymouth Parkway before stepping up a level with Hampton.

However, the 24-year-old is now dipping his toe in the coaching waters and enjoys the challenge of imparting his footballing wisdom on his clubmates.

Speaking to Hampton’s media team, Seymour said: “I spoke to Steve (Bates, assistant) when I signed about getting involved in the coaching.

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“When I stay up here, I have a lot of spare time so it’s giving back my knowledge to the players. I feel I can help them in a way and have an influence on them going forward.”

Seymour netted an 89th-minute winner from the spot against Weymouth.

However, when two floodlight failures threatened the game’s abandonment, Seymour was relieved to continue as he believes the Beavers would always get one more chance.

“I don’t think I’ve played in a game where the floodlights have turned off three times,” he said.

“I was worried the game might get cancelled because I knew we’d get that chance and three points. I’m happy how it ended.”