Fiercely contested annual lacrosse match


Hampton’s rugby stars took on The Lady Eleanor Holles School Lacrosse 1st XI in the annual charity game between the two schools.

20160314_130826Secret practice sessions over the last few weeks were not enough for Hampton’s formidable 1st XV to overcome LEH in the annual inter-school Lacrosse match, with the girls winning 4-3 in extra time.

Hampton trailed 1-0 at the break, with the team unfortunately resembling primary school egg-and-spoon competitors rather than a well-drilled lacrosse outfit. Despite being dressed for the part, the second-half saw little improvement in the Hampton performance and LEH soon raced into a 3-0 lead after Ben Harrison was sent to the sin bin for a dangerous display of lacrosse flair.

However, as the game neared its conclusion the boys suddenly started playing for the shirt and roared into life, with three quick-fire goals to level the scores. The equalising goal sparked¬†scenes of intense celebration on the touchline from the visiting Hampton fans. As the final whistle blew, both sides were unsatisfied with a draw and it was agreed that the game would go on until one side found a winner via a “golden goal.”

Despite sustained Hampton pressure, the girls showed their big-match experience and broke down the field to score the winning goal and break Hampton hearts.