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Royal Russell School 4th XI vs  Hampton School
On: Wednesday, 15 Nov 2023
Venue: Away

Result: Hampton 3-2 Royal Russell

The 4th Xi returned to action last Wednesday with a thrilling encounter away at the impressive Hampton venue. The game was even from start to finish with the wind putting the home team in the ascendancy in the first half and us in the second. Early on the home defender launched a ball forward which by passed our back four leaving the striker with a tap in in the one on one with Cosmo Pinnington-La Personne in between the posts. Royal Russell fought back gallantly with a great run and inch perfect pass from Jack Ryan putting a goal on a plate for Krishan Soni, which he happily took advantage of. Having scored we relaxed and were caught on the break almost immediately for the home team making it 2-1. The second half saw 75% of the play in Hampton’s half and several clear-cut chances were created with the home keeper making some fine saves. Our second goal came from a super through ball from Ryan Wang, for Krish once again, who calmy turned is defender before slotting home. Poor marking at a corner led to Hampton’s deciding goal and Cosmo made a fantastic point-blank reaction save late on as we pressed high and changed to a more attacking formation.

Man of the match was Jack Ryan