By Max Cardosi
A wide pitch and windy conditions aided Hampton in their emphatic 59-5 win over Campion School in the Saturday rugby block fixtures.
From the kick-off Hampton struck first with the ball landing at Sam Ho’s feet, giving him time to make an electric break round the outside of the Campion defence before laying it off to Finlay Wiseman to score.
A lead of 7-0 after the first play was a great start for the hosts, following a disappointing defeat at Warwick last weekend. But the home team added to their lead with an interception on the half way line from Tom Williams, who ran the length of the pitch to score.
The next try resulted from a Hampton breakaway down the wing – and some great support play enabled Josh Vergunst to score in the corner, making the score 19-0.
Next on the score sheet was Frank Hall who made a piercing run through the centre of the pitch to add another try.
The score was now 26-0 with half-time approaching but Hampton hadn’t finished yet, closing the half with another try from Finlay Wiseman. The hosts shipped the ball wide from a penalty in the middle of the pitch, and his great pace and skill brought a try in the corner: 31-0.
The final try came from Rory Paterson who paced on the outside and used the wide pitch to finish a great team try under the posts to make the score 38-0.
The second half brought a further 21 points to the home team, though Hampton’s luck ran short when a Campion centre ran round the outside of Hampton’s defence to score.