Search

Hockey: Havering return empty-handed

PUBLISHED: 09:00 10 November 2017

Havering's men discuss tactics (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Havering's men discuss tactics (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Havering’s men returned empty handed from East Premier B rivals Cambridge City seconds after a 2-1 loss.

They travelled in confident mood after winning their last three matches, with Alex Lee back in the side.

Harry Jenkins and Adam Lumbers were absent, though, and Paul Johnson joined Jack Barlow in central defence.

The hosts controlled play ealry on and struck when a lifted shot deflected off Lewis Smith’s stick past the helpless Lee Bennett.

Liam Appleyard was denied at close range from Lee’s pass, before City countered quickly to double their lead.

But Havering were unlucky not to get back in the game before the break as Harry Andrews saw his shot from a short corner hit a defender’s foot on the line, only for the infringement to be missed.

The visitors halved the deficit from a second-half corner when Aaron Cornish exchanged passes with Paul Dover and flicked into the net.

And good defensive work from Alex Defroand and Smith denied City further goals, before Andrews fired a late effort across goal and agonisingly beyond Johnson and Appleyard.

The seconds lost 5-4 to Wapping sevenths in an ill-tempered clash.

Captain Jon Wigham stood in for missing keeper Luke Ray and conceded two early goals, before Adam Willett finished from a short corner and Liam Keeling converted a penalty after his goalbound effort was blocked by a defender’s knee.

Goals from Willet and Dan Downes were cancelled out by the hosts, who forced a late winner after Havering were reduced to 10 men.

The thirds ran out 4-1 winners over Chelmsford sixths, despite falling behind in the first half.

Bill Birbeck and Amar Mangat produced some fine runs, but Chelmsford counter attacked well and netted after a defensive mix-up.

Havering began the second half well and equalised with a fine short corner strike by Richard Cast.

Chelmsford’s keeper denied Noel Thoufick several times, before a fine team move ended with Ricky Sales picking out Luke Clarke at the far post. And Thoufick’s reverse stick flick made it 3-1 and Clarke hooked in a late fourth.

Latest Romford Sports News

50 minutes ago

Coasters could have been several goals up before Daggers drew level

14:00

Harry Redknapp is currently taking part in the latest series of I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

13:00

St Mary’s Lane club beaten 27-12 by league leaders on Saturday

10:00

Crow Lane club recorded a 29-17 success on Saturday

09:00

Everyone Active Raiders coach Sean Easton admitted he was disappointed to have only one fixture at the weekend.

Yesterday, 17:00

Hornchurch attacking midfielder Bradley Warner has left the club to reportedly re-join Bostik North outfit Bowers & Pitsea.

Yesterday, 16:00

Midfielder scored winner for Essex club in win over Coasters

Yesterday, 10:00

Harry Redknapp is currently taking part in the latest series of I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

PROMOTED CONTENT

From November, The Mercury in Romford begins to celebrate Christmas. The mall has plenty of gift ideas, fun events and activities for everyone

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

News from your area

Competitions

A Romford photographer impressed the judges of a national creative photography competition with a picture of a stunning sunset.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now