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Havering women keep run going

PUBLISHED: 16:00 30 March 2017

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Havering’s women maintained their unbeaten run in 2017 with a 4-1 win at Redbridge in East Two South East.

They took an early lead when Blaise Copeland’s shot hit a defender’s leg on the line and Emma Isherwood converted from the penalty spot.

And Isherwood doubled her side’s advantage when firing home a well-struck shot from a short corner soon after.

The visitors continued to dominate, as Bethan Isherwood, Sue Harwood, Louise Burgess and Lauren Earle made strong runs from defence and midfield, and Steph Prowse and Charlotte Chamberlin held firm at the back.

Sophie McCoy made a good save when called upon, while Emily Martin was unlucky not to create a chance after some strong attacking play on the wings.

Katie Griggs, Copeland and Harwood all went close before half time, but the home side hit back after the restart on a rare break.

Earle, Copeland, Catherine Semon and Harwood soon had Havering back on the front foot and Alex Semon beat two defenders to slot home and make it 3-1.

Harwood deflected Catherine Semon’s fierce strike just wide, before Bethan Isherwood saw her short corner strike deflect off a defender’s stick and find the roof of the net for her first goal for the team.

Havering visit leaders East London in a rearranged match to end their campaign this weekend, looking to secure third place.

*Havering youngsters Bethan Isherwood, Emily Martin and Isy Purdie helped Essex under-16s become East region champions.

Coopers pupils Isherwood and Purdie were among the goalscorers as they took on Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, with Hall Mead’s Martin also impressing.

*Havering are hosting a 5k fun run in memory of Graham Wilson at Harrow Lodge Park on Sunday.

It will start at 2pm, with registration taking place between 12.30-1.30pm and entry fee is £5, with all money raised going to the Tom Wilson Memorial Fund.

A plaque will also be unveiled in Graham Wilson’s memory in the clubhouse at 3.45pm, with food and refreshments being served, and a spokesperson said: “The day is about remembering our friends ‘G’ and Tom and raising as much money as possible towards a great cause. Please come along and feel free to bring friends and family to support the day.”

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