By Maxi Grindley
Hampton’s 1st XI battled against difficult weather conditions to beat Millfield 1st XI 2-1 away from home in a tight Hudl league game.
Despite a 3 hour coach trip and a shortened warm-up for the Hampton side, the extreme wind meant the game started with both sides struggling to gain a foothold.
Hampton went into the break 1-0 up with a Rohan Hobbs goal, but Millfield equalised in the second half with a penalty.
But in the end, it was Hampton who scored the decisive goal, before having to defend bravely for extended periods of time to win the game.
The game started slowly with neither side able to showcase the obvious quality they possessed – however, Hobbs’ tight finish ensured Hampton secured an early lead.
Despite the goal, the game continued to be tight as half time approached until Millfield got their deserved equaliser with a nerveless penalty.
Hampton restored their advantage when Shaun-Chris Joash created a goal for himself from nothing following a Millfield corner.
Before Hampton could celebrate their victory they were forced to defend steadfastly under extensive pressure until the final whistle blew.