U14 Boys come back strong against Hamble

On a bright and sunny autumn morning these two teams met in Romsey for what ended up being a fierce competition with both sides displaying good skills, control and determination.

Romsey appeared to have the edge but could not turn their dominance into goals.  Jack S, Jack M, Luke W and Harry G all going close.  However, Hamble always looked dangerous on the counter attack requiring Will R, Owen S, Freddie O, Thomas C and Thomas H to defend well together with Joe W in goal who made a series of excellent saves and interceptions.

It was Hamble who took the lead late in the first half following a goal mouth tussle which ended in a Romsey player taking the final touch as the ball just crossed the line.  It was soon 2 to Hamble with an excellent strike from 5 metres.

Romsey came out in the second half with a renewed determination.  The defence stood strong with the midfield of Luke W, Jack S, Will R and Daniel B creating a series of attacks, the pressure told and the rewards came.  Luke W picking the ball up on the half way line, dribbling stylishly through five Hamble players before striking home to the right of the keeper.  Soon it was 2-2, Luke W again collecting the ball in mid-field, dribbling into the D and passing to Jack M on the left side of goal.  Jack M struck it home first time.  Ellison B and Rupert W continued to create chances which were well defended by Hamble until the final few minutes when the ball was played down the right to Henry A who crossed to Jack M 4 metres from the centre of goal, he controlled before playing a reverse hit high into the net.

Romsey never eased up until the final whistle for a well-deserved win.

An energetic and determined performance from a strong team of Under 14 Romsey boys!