Hampton’s U13A footballers have progressed to the semi-final of the Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) Cup after a hard fought win against Alleyn’s School. They now join the First XI in the latter stages of the national competition.

A goal from Rio Felonov-Tzanev gave Hampton the edge in a first half which saw both teams endeavour to play good football on a wet pitch which made conditions challenging. Hampton extended their advantage in the second half with two more goals from striker Rio Felonov-Tzanev. However a late rally from Alleyn’s saw the home team score two goals in quick succession to ensure a nail-biting final few minutes. In the dying stages of the match, Alessandro Cardinale stepped up to take a final minute penalty for Hampton and seal victory for the U13A team.

Director of Football, Mr David Burke, praised the Hamptonians for their performance:

It is fantastic to see that the boys are being rewarded for all their hard work in training and games. Each game offers up a different challenge and is all good experience for the start of their football journey at Hampton.

The young footballers now face Dulwich College in the semi-final at Hampton, as well as continuing their English Schools’ Football (ESFA) Cup campaign, in which they will play Kingsdale Foundation School in the round of 16.

U13A ISFA Quarter-Final Gallery

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