Match Report
Dulwich College 1st XV vs  Hampton School
On: Wednesday, 10 Oct 2018
Venue: Away

An absorbing Champions Trophy 2nd round match certainly lived up to expectation as both sides produced an exciting game for the neutral. Dulwich took an early lead after some excellent phase play created an opening for Olu Odunlami to power his way home. Hampton hit back with two scores of their own to take the lead. Nick Hwong replied with a powerful burst through the middle of the home defence. Hampton led again after the restart with some close forward play. A tense second half then saw Dulwich regain the lead with 5 minutes to play after a dominating forward drive. With time expired Hampton won a penalty on the half way and kicked to the corner. Dulwich repelled the early drive but then the Hampton No.6 burst through the middle of the maul as it broke up and sealed the victory, and progression to the next round for the home side. Ultimately a frustrating day, as Dulwich never quite performed at their peak and we wish Hampton luck in the next round.