01 Nov District – Year 7 London Cup Football
We recently played Blackheath, in the London Cup (see Romford Recorder October28th). We won the Game 3-2. They were a very strong team with 6 of the 9 players being with Professional Clubs.
After a delayed start, Havering started the stronger dominating the possession. However, a momentary lapse of concentration allowed the home side to take the lead. Havering responded well and within minutes equalised through Finlay Welch .Blackheath rallied and a hard fought battle ensued for the next 15 mins, with Archie Kieron, Jimi Gower and Bradley Welch, all going head to head with their opposite numbers.
Havering soon started to edge these exchanges and with solid support from their back line of Mitchell Fallows, Tom Pantelli, and Oliver Jones, Havering grew in confidence and their 2nd goal coming from Dhillon Nelson.
Havering started the second half well and soon scored their 3rd goal through Jimi Gower. With just a few minutes left Blackheath, scored their 2nd goal, leaving a nervy few minutes for the Manager!
Havering now face either Islington or Haringey, for a place in the Semi- Finals of the London Cup.
Havering Squad: Owen Duggan( Royal Liberty),Oliver Jones,( Captain) Finley Welch, Jimi Gower( all Coopers) Archie Kieron, Chris Mensah ( Campion) Pierce Knight, Tom Pantelli( Hall Mead),Sam Townsend ( Marshalls Park ), Dhillon Nelson ( St Edwards) Mitchell Fallows, Matas Skirna( Emerson Park).