By Harry Morris
The game started well for Hampton as within the first five minutes, William Potter got the ball about five meters past the halfway line, before feeding a beautiful pass to Jasper Townley who went one-on-one with the goalkeeper, slotting it into the bottom right corner. Soon afterwards, Hampton won a corner, Mika Rahman whipped it in and the ball found Townley’s head, who scored his second goal in five minutes! With the score at 2-0, Forest School started to grow into the game, leading to there being multiple chances at either end. There was one ruled-out goal for offside for Hampton, but neither side challenged the ‘keepers too much.
First-half goals: Jasper Townley (2)
First-half assists: William Potter, Mika Rahman
The second half started well for Forest, who dominated possession as Hampton were quite happy just to sit back and defend their lead. The game stayed like this throughout most of the second half as Hampton’s defence was strong, and Forest were getting frustrated with their lack of goals despite their dominant possession. Eventually, Hampton managed to break down the tired Forest School and managed another offside goal, as well as a couple of good chances, but they just couldn’t get their third goal.
Hampton’s defence was the best it had been all season, although the attack was slightly less clinical, not quite matching their previous feat of scoring five goals every game. Hopefully Hampton can continue their winning streak after half-term.
Full-Time score: Hampton School 2-0 Forest School.