By Omer Olcer
Hampton’s U13B team travelled to Alleyn’s School looking for their third consecutive victory. Unfortunately it did not go Hampton’s way as the fixture ended in a tight 2-1 win for Alleyn’s School.
Hampton got the first goal, which was assisted by Freddie Trantor and scored by Jasper Bird. The goal was an initial cross for Nicholas Henebry at the far post which took a deflection and went in. The first half was dominated by Hampton possession and they created chance after chance, continuously breaking through their opponent’s defence.
Unfortunately for the U13Bs, at the beginning of the second half Alleyn’s converted a great finish and equalised. Nevertheless, as in the first half, Hampton controlled the game with great attacking play.
The game began to heat up as constant free kicks were awarded to both sides. Tensions were rising as the clock ticked away. Hampton pressured well and worked hard for the winner and their striker Henbebry stepped up and grabbed the match winner for Hampton with style. Yet it was disallowed for offside. The Hampton boys were asking for VAR which has not arrived in school football (yet). Everyone was frustrated as well as determined to score again. However, the flow of the game broke down and there was no luck for this gutsy and determined B team. Shortly after, Hampton conceded an unlucky late goal in the last two minutes of the game.
It was an unfortunate loss but the squad are already focused on the second round of the ESFA Cup campaign.