By Alex Barkus
It was a sunny morning as the U12 A, B, C, D and E football teams piled on the coach – eager to play and find success for their teams against Forest School. It had been a long journey to North London and the anticipation was building.
The U12Cs were led by Mr Malston, making a quick start as Wyatt Musil broke through the Forest defence and managed to open the scoring in the early minutes of the game. The half-time whistle drew near, and the performances from both teams had led to saves being frequent, with every moment of this thrilling contest being packed with end-to-end action.
Half-time score: 1-0
After the encouraging team talk, Hampton were keen to start the second stage of the game well. Unfortunately, things went quickly downhill as Forest managed to score twice to make the score 2-1, dominating possession and having many attempts on goal.
However, following the substitutions, it looked like a fresh start for Hampton. The midfield was contested, and the team succeeded in equalising the game.
Then, a speedy Forest counter-attack struck leaving Hampton stumbling behind, and a goal down with little time left. Nevertheless, Toby Woods drew level as five minutes remained of the game. Surging through the midfield, the opposition won a corner in the dying minutes of the game. Over the box it went, onto Aman Chata’s ankle where it rebounded off and rolled into our goal.
Even though the result may have disappointed us, everyone on the U12C team felt that they played a great game against a tough opposition.
Full-Time Score: 3-4