U13A reach ISFA semi-final after impressive victory over Dulwich
By Omer Demiral
Hampton won their ISFA quarter-final match against Dulwich 2-0 at home to book a semi-final clash at either Aldenham or Brighton College.
The match started with both teams playing cautiously, trying not to make any mistakes that might be costly later on.
Nick Herrero hit the post early in the game, but the first half was mostly a balanced act; each side enjoying dominant periods of possession.
Late in the first half, it was Hampton who scored first with a low shot from inside the box by Herrero, after the team put the Dulwich defence under pressure.
The second half began well for Hampton, who added to their tally with a goal from a counter attack where they moved the ball fluently. A cool finish again by prolific goal-scorer Herrero.
Dulwich then pressed hard to get back in the game, but Hampton kept their discipline, not giving away too many chances, and threatening to extend their advantage through counter attacks.
Dulwich came close to pulling one back towards the end with a good effort from outside the box, but the shot was superbly pushed on to the bar by Hampton’s successful keeper, Sam Ellis.
When the referee blew the final whistle, Hampton were jubilant after reaching the semi-final in the national ISFA cup.