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U12Ds beat Reading Blue Coat 3-2 with thrilling comeback

By Joe Murphy

Hampton’s U12D team came back from a two goal deficit against Reading Blue Coat School to claim a 3-2 victory in their penultimate game of the season.

In the first half there was little to separate the teams with chances for both sides, but just before the break, Reading scored a fabulous team goal.

Reading then started the second half strongly with another quick goal to put them two ahead. But this didn’t deter Hampton who fought back and attacked strongly in response. Rohan Kripalani outran the Reading defenders to slot the ball into the corner of the goal to make the score 2 – 1.

Kripalani had scored one, but he didn’t want to stop there. He slipped past the Reading defensive line and summoned a finish that was impossible to save.

It was down to the last two minutes of the game and neither team would settle for a draw. Hampton surged forward in attack. The ball was crossed in to the feet of James Maloney who fired it into the back of the net.

The Hampton players were delighted with their late comeback and now look forward to the final game of the season.

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