By Lucas Hermann Sosa
Hampton looked to continue their form after their previous 2-0 win in the first round of ESFA against Kensington Aldridge Academy.
Both teams started strongly in the fierce cold and wet weather as Hampton kept possession in midfield and Charterhouse looked confident playing out from defence.
Charterhouse continued their strong start and at first began to trouble the Hampton defence. Many crosses were fired into the Hampton box but were dealt with.
The biggest chance of the first half saw a one-on-one just before half time when the Charterhouse striker had a shot on goal but a top class save by Will Brown denied the attack.
After half time, Charterhouse started the stronger of the two sides. But their dominance was interrupted when, following a Hampton corner, Charterhouse gave away a hand ball leading to a penalty.
Tension brewed around the edge of the box as Joseph Bolger stepped up to take the penalty. The pressure, however, didn’t affect him as he sent the keeper the wrong way and thundered the ball into the bottom left corner to win Hampton the match.
After the game vice captain Sam Spencer said “We played very well and had a good team spirit throughout the game and didn’t give up.”
Hampton’s next game will be on the 14thof November as they travel to Sandringham School for the second round of the ESFA cup.
Captain Camilo Clarke spoke after the game and said: “Our spirits will be high and we’ll go into the ESFA game with confidence.”