Hampton’s mixed team took on Olton in the last 16 round of the National Mixed Trophy this Sunday. In what was always going to be a tough match, Hampton put on a good showing, despite many of the team nursing hangovers having attended the club dinner the night before!

Hampton played some good looking hockey throughout the game, with strong tackling and some skillful phases of passing, but unfortunately the team were not consistent enough for their attacks to bear any fruit. Olton took the lead after about ten minutes, but never looked truly comfortable and certainly did not dominate. Indeed Hampton continued to push and despite going further goals behind, made a breakthrough thanks to Vicky Woolford.

The second half saw Olton pick up a couple more goals early on. Hampton did not give up and carried on playing with intent and with skill – at times they played the better, more creative hockey, but Olton were more ruthless, picking up on errors and making Hampton pay.

Dafydd Bowles scored Hampton’s second goal, but it was only a small consolation as the team went out of the cup 7-2.  

Hampton can be very proud of a fine run in the Trophy this year with what is on the whole a young team.

Photos of the match are in the photo gallery.

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