By Josh Hood
Hampton were unlucky to draw 2-2 at Wilson’s School, despite a brace of goals from Hampton striker Jamie Wilson.
The game began with slightly scrappy and uncontrolled play, in part the result of the sloped, uneven pitch.
This continued into the game as neither team was fully able to create attacking chances through the usual, composed passing that Hampton practise.
However, half an hour into the first half, a Wilson’s player ran into the box, before being tackled strongly by Zac Cacheux who was penalised.
From the resulting spot kick, the striker sent the Hampton keeper the wrong way to score in the corner.
However, minutes later Hampton replied with a promising, in-swinging corner, brilliantly and powerfully converted by Jamie Wilson in the top right hand corner.
In the second half, with the slope, wind and sun in their favour, Hampton made a very strong start. Jamie Wilson once again scored, displaying his full range of attributes, dribbling through the defence and sending the keeper the wrong way, shooting across goal this time.
In spite of this, the tides turned again as in the next 5 minutes, a long ball turned into a good pass to put the Wilson’s striker through on goal.
He drew a Hampton defender, then passed the ball to a supporting player who rolled the ball into the bottom corner of the goal, passed the flailing leg of a Hampton defender.
The visitors enjoyed a few more chances later in the game, including a saved free kick and a desperate clearance off the line.
But then with 5 minutes remaining, Wilson’s countered and once again the Hampton defence were penalised for a foul in the area.
With a chance to win the game, the Wilson’s striker who had scored before stepped up again and shot the same way – only this time, inches wide of the post.