Christmas Concerts, Football Success and Inter-form Update!

3rd Year Blog

Welcome to the Third Year Blog!

Well done to all the Third Year boys for what has been a fantastic first term at Hampton! A huge thank you goes to the Third Year Tutor team for their continued support, positivity and care to all the boys in their forms.

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We look forward to seeing everyone in January 2020!

Third Year Special Mentions

Well done to Charlie P (3D) who read “Christ’s birth and kingdom are foretold by the prophet Isaiah” at the School’s Carol Service last Tuesday.

Well done to the following Third Year boys who performed in the Christmas Concerts last week:

Felix D, Navik M, Thomas B, Charlie P, Adam S, Dylan R, Zachary O, Joseph E, Henry H, Zachary D, Ishaan D, Jospeh E, Sam M, Sam H, Seb P, Will C, Vish S, Ivo M, Aaran T and Thomas Y

U14 Sport

Well done to everyone has taken part in many different sports over the last term. What a brilliant term for our sports teams! The last week has been as busy as ever, as some of our Third Year boys report:

Table Tennis

Vishal S (3G) reports on the U16A Table Tennis team’s final match of the term:

On Thursday 12 December, the U16A Table Tennis team played a league match against Epsom College at home. The team was comprised of Third Years Ed GZ, Vishal S, Sam H and Fifth Year Rohan R. The first round of single matches were dominated by Hampton, as we played strongly and won all the matches. In the second set of single matches, the same skill was shown, with only one match being lost – Sam narrowly lost 3-2 despite a great fight. Next up, after a short water break, it was time for the doubles matches. Ed and Rohan were successful, winning their match comfortably. Vishal and Sam also played very well in an extremely tight match (in one of the sets they came back from 10-4 down to win 12-10). However, the opposition just managed to edge past the home side. In the end, Hampton was victorious and won 8-2 overall against Epsom, everybody displaying some impressive shots and great rallies. A special thanks goes to Mr Bolton, who helped with this fixture.

Football

It’s been a busy term for all our Third Year football teams. Read all about the U14As match against John Lyon School, as Josh H (3G) reports:

The Hampton U14As were back on the pitch again on Saturday when they beat John Lyon School 1-0 after a well-taken goal from Zain S. Having beaten Ardingly College on the previous Thursday to progress in the cup, Hampton once again turned to yet another challenge that was to wrap up a week of success for them.

From the very first whistle good football was being played by both sides as nice moves were constructed all over the pitch. However, it soon became apparent which of the two teams was emerging on top as more and more chances fell to the home side who suffered a few near misses. Despite this, it didn’t take long for the trend of early goals for Hampton to continue as, after a series of passes, Hayden C teed up Zain who calmly slotted the ball under the keeper and into the net.

In spite of various substitutions and changes at the break, much of the same followed for the opening spells of the second half as a few more chances fell to Hampton.  Inspired by the one-goal difference and decreasing time left of play, John Lyon pushed on for an equaliser. Although the game became ever more nerve racking and tense by the minute, a solid defensive display meant that no real threat was ever posed to the Hampton goal, leading to another win.

Having progressed in the Elgin League already that week, the boys are looking to do the same on Monday where they are playing away in Essex for the ESFA Cup. A strong performance as well as confidence from Saturday is exactly what is needed for a victory there.

We’re pleased to report that the U14A team beat Emerson Park Academy 8-1 and are looking forward to their ESFA fifth round in match January.

Ed J (3C) reports on the U14C victory against John Lyon School:

On Saturday the U14C team played at home against John Lyon U14B’s. Within the first 10 minutes Monty R took a shot at goal, the keeper saved it but Ted C’s quick reactions resulted in our first goal. Unfortunately, quickly after, we conceded a penalty bringing the score level. We continued to take a few shots which hit the crossbar and the score at half time remained 1-1. We went into the second half confident and knowing we could win. We were playing good football which resulted in a goal for Cameron J who took a shot which slotted into the corner putting us ahead.  We were very strong in attack making their defense clear the ball frequently and Ben MJ took a shot from the half way line, which glided into the top corner. The second half continued with a goal and a penalty both scored by Dan C bringing the final score to 5-1. Our defence was very strong and consequently man of the match goes to both Evan L and Ben MJ. A great win after a slow start.

Inter-Form Christmas Series

Well done to all boys who represented their Form in the Inter-Form Basketball and Table Tennis competitions this week. The results table now looks like this: 

Form Teambuilding Dodgeball Cross Country Basketball Table Tennis No Detentions Total
3A 4 2 3 9 5 7 30
3B 8 5 1 0 0 2 16
3C 7 9 5 4 8 7 40
3D 5 3 2 3 0 9 22
3E 6 1 4 7 6 5 29
3F 9 7 9 8 9 5 47
3G 2 8 8 6 7 9 40
3H 1 4 6 5 4 2 22
3J 3 6 7 0 0 5 21

 

Merry Christmas from the Third Year Team!