Havering women complete title treble
PUBLISHED: 13:12 22 March 2015 | UPDATED: 13:12 22 March 2015
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Essex Premier: Brentwood II 0 Havering 11
Havering’s women clinched the Essex Premier Division title in stunning style to complete a club hat-trick.
With the men having already been crowned as East Premier B champions and the second string clinching the Division Five honours, the women made the short trip to Brentwood needing a point to ensure their own glory.
And they settled their nerves with a goal inside five minutes as Emma Isherwood found Emily Gilkes-Tarsey, whose cross was netted by Anna Webb at the second attempt.
Catherine Semon made it 2-0 from a short corner, then slipped another set-piece to Gilkes-Tarsey for the third.
And a well-placed strike from Semon at another corner put Havering 4-0 up, before Gilkes-Tarsey swept home her second from Rhiannon Goulden’s cross.
Wendy Schofield, Steph Prowse, Monica Dubb and Sue Harwood held firm after the restart as Brentwood looked for a response, leaving keeper Sophie McCoy largely unemployed.
Semon completed her hat-trick with a corner strike from the top of the D, before Prowse released Goulden and her cross was converted by Isherwood at the second attempt.
Webb made it 8-0 after Harwood’s ball into the D led to a scramble, then sealed her treble from Lauren Earle’s cross.
Earle took a quick hit to release Chris Noller, who fired Havering into double figures, before the visitors completed their tally as Amelia Acreman centred for Goulden to sweep home a reverse stick effort.
Havering finished the season three points clear of Old Loughts thirds at the top of the table, having suffered just one defeat in 22 matches, against local rivals Romford.
And they can now look forward to competing in the East League once again during the 2015/16 campaign.