On Wednesday 3rd April, the so called “Class of 2019” had their final football fixture of their time at HWCS versus Test Valley. With performances in the district league tapering off since the beginning of the season, HW saw themselves with the chance to capture second position in the league or slip to fifth.
In the tight opening exchanges, both teams had chances. Top scorer Elliot Smith was put through the TV defence frequently and Goalkeeper, Jed Trengove, was tested early on seeing one attempt smash off his bar before TV finally broke the deadlock. Smith rolled his equaliser in before TV scored again on the break. The teams went in at 1-2, HW with work to do to end on a high.
Captain James Potter rallied the troops at the break but sadly it was HW who conceded again. At 1-3 down HW then lost Smith and replaced him upfront with talisman Kial Mumford. Mumford was industrious in the final stages and scored two goals to level things up going into the final minutes. With legs tired TV broke the HW defence late on, Alex Enright called up for a foul in the box and a penalty was given, 3-4, a well converted spot kick. Straight from the restart TV gained yards again and the game was up when Trengove was left three versus one at the back, saving the first attempt he could do little with the eventual goal. A 5-3 loss, excitement, drama and intrigue, eventually coming up short.