By Alex Watson
The Hampton U13A team travelled to Glyn School for a friendly fixture ahead of two important cup fixture before the Christmas break. Coming off the back of four previous wins, the Hamptonians were feeling confident, and that was shown as they took an early lead, with Marcus Solomon pouncing on an early mistake from the Glyn back line and slotting home.
However, a tense period of the game followed, with the boys struggling to adapt to a pitch slightly more uneven than they were accustomed to. Glyn threatened on several occasions, with the most notable of the chances being when an opposing striker broke through the Hampton back line and fired just wide.
Into the second half however, and it didn’t take long for the U13As to tighten their grip on the game, with a mishit pass finding the feet of Rio Felonov-Tzanev, who controlled deftly and finished clinically.
Hampton continued to strengthen their position further when a speculative long range effort from centre back Sooho Jin found its way into the roof of the net.
With their confidence growing, the U13As continued to assert their dominance over a Glyn side rapidly losing control of the game. Felonov-Tzanev broke through once again to make it a brace for himself before the victory was sealed by a spellbinding volley from Solomon from 25 yards out, after some intense pressure.
All in all, a comfortable and confidence-boosting victory for the Hampton U13As as they prepare themselves for the tricky ISFA and ESFA fixture lists that lie in wait.