By Jack Haynes
On 15 January, the U12E team, coached by Mr Ritchie, played their first game back after the Christmas break against King’s College School (KCS) Wimbledon, securing a resounding 6-0 win.
The first five minutes of the game involved a tight display with neither side able to create a chance. However, Hampton took the lead through Jack Mountney with a clinical finish close to goal.
Hampton then seized control and moments later Eric Paqvalen dribbled up the pitch and passed to Theo Tang, who glided into the box and slotted home a second goal. Just before half time, Jack Haynes volleyed the ball over the keeper to give Hampton to a comfortable three goal cushion.
At the start of the second half, Hampton’s goalkeeper Harry Skeffington was called into action a couple of times to deny KCS. Soon after, Hampton won a free kick from shooting distance and Ivan Semenenko’s curling shot narrowly missed the top corner. Moments later, Hampton were back at the KCS goal as Ben Roman scored a good goal, into the bottom corner. Haynes then completed his brace as a pinpoint ball from Mountney helped Hampton take a five goal lead. In the game’s dying embers, Mountney managed to net his brace and continue his outstanding goal tally for this season.
Overall, it was a strong performance from Hampton’s U12E team, who look forward to playing Claremont in their next game.