Magnificent Seven for U12C in Halliford triumph
By Alasdair McIntosh
From the first whistle, Hampton were on the front foot against local rivals Halliford School, scoring seven goals before their opponents could get on the score sheet.
The first goal came from Jayden Park. It was early in the game and Hampton had many promising chances before right winger Jayden Park slotted the ball into the bottom corner.
The second goal came from Gabriel Kelly. Park shot, and although the keeper saved it, he could not keep hold of the ball, and it bounced to Kelly who swept it into the back of the net
The next goal scorer was substitute Henry Jackson. When the ball was crossed in, no one got a touch until it fell to the back-post where Jackson had been waiting.
He blasted a shot into the net, impossible for the keeper to save. Unfortunately, the goal was ruled out as Jackson had been off-side.
However, when Halliford took the free kick Hampton were eager to make up for their disallowed goal. As soon as they got the ball back Hampton scored. A goal from Henry Jackson.
The score was 3-0 at half-time, and anyone who was watching would suspect that the score would be increased.
They would be right. The second half saw Hampton score four more goals – one of the most memorable being Max Rashkes’ top strike which was unstoppable.
Hampton’s last goal made the score 7-0. A corner was awarded to Hampton after a promising attack and lots of players were waiting in the box to get their head to it.
When the ball arrived in the penalty area, captain Alasdair McIntosh was first to the ball and he headed past the keeper.
After many attempts, Halliford succeeded in scoring – in a slightly unusual way. A shot on goal was cleared off the line by Hampton skipper McIntosh, waiting at the back post. Unluckily, his kick hit the knees of Tim Edwards and ricocheted into the net. 7 – 1.
When the final whistle blew, Hampton were proud of a win that raised their unbeaten streak to four, all won.
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