Hat-trick hero helps Havering
PUBLISHED: 12:29 31 October 2010
Three more for Ingram
Gaz Ingram’s hat-trick helped unbeaten Havering leapfrog rivals Bishop’s Stortford into third place in the East Premier A table after a 4-2 win at Campion.
Ingram saw an early short corner effort stopped on the line by a defender, but made the breakthrough soon after.
Receiving the ball to the right of the D, close to the base line, Ingram caught everyone off guard by smashing the ball into the roof of the net.
With Alastair Lewis, Nick Lampkin, Pete Ware and Lewis Smith moving the ball around well in defence, the visitors were limited to one half-chance, which flashed wide.
Ryan Clarke was a virtual spectator in goal and Havering doubled their lead when captain Paul Johnson, Lewis and Mike Smith combined, before Chris Dunn’s goalbound shot was blocked by a foot.
Ingram converted from the spot, but Stortford capitalised on two mistakes to convert two short corners and level early in the second half.
Johnson and Ingram both went close from short corners before Ingram completed his treble with a well-placed flick.
And, after Smith deflected a Stortford shot wide, Joe Wright’s flick was saved and Johnson beat him to the loose ball to seal the points.
The injury-hit 2nd XI had trouble breaking through a dogged Wapping 4ths defence, but took the lead as Adam Lumbers converted from the spot.
The home side levelled midway through the second half, though, and snatched the points with a late winner.
The 4ths slipped to a 4-0 defeat against table-topping Ramgarhia, despite a fine performance from keeper Jack Martin.
A young women’s 2nd XI gave debuts to Hollie Dawkins, Sam Cash and Chloe Miller at Maldon.
And the new faces fitted in well, with Cash and Dawkins making some good runs on the wings.
Player of the match Laura Griffin had a goal disallowed, while Sue Harwood was just wide of the target.
Nicola Gore, Faye Downes and Nikhol Chapman held firm in midifled, while Tamara Bailey dealt comfortably with the few short corners Maldon managed as the match ended in a 0-0 draw.
The 3rds lost their derby against Upminster, but the 4ths were handed the points as Southend could not raise a side.