Hockey Preview

PUBLISHED: 16:46 03 November 2011

Havering's Paul Johnson (left) says his side must work hard (Gavin Ellis/TGS)

Havering's Paul Johnson (left) says his side must work hard (Gavin Ellis/TGS)

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Havering hope for more success


East Premier A

Wapping v Havering (3pm)

Paul Johnson’s Havering climbed off the bottom of the table with a 3-2 win over Ipswich at Campion last weekend.

Adam Lumbers scored twice from short corners, after Chris Dunn cancelled out Ipswich’s opener.

But Johnson has warned their success will count for little if they slip up against a Wapping side still searching for their first win of the season.

He said: “All of that hard work becomes irrelevant if we allow Wapping to close the gap on us. We must be ready for it.”

Division 1

Upminster v Waltham Forest (2.30pm)

Bottom meets top at Coopers as struggling Upminster host the leaders.

Nick Payne’s side fell to a 3-1 defeat at unbeaten March Town last weekend, having broken their duck a week earlier against Ipswich 2nds.

Forest, meanwhile, beat Bedford 2-0 to remain ahead of Peterborough on goal difference at the summit.

Division 4SE

Havering II v Romford (2.30pm)

Romford make the short trip to Campion to take on Havering in a derby.

And James Hibbard’s men could do with a lift, following their 4-0 home defeat against Harlow last weekend.

Havering currently occupy third place, after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Brentwood 3rds.

Another loss for Romford will leave them looking over their shoulders at the relegation zone.

Other Hockey Fixtures

Men’s East League

Div 2S: Brentwood v Wapping II (2pm).

Div 3SE: Brentwood II v Essex Uni (12.30pm); Wapping III v Upminster II (City of London Academy, 4.30pm).

Div 4SE: Old de Ferrians v Brentwood III (William de Ferrers, 12pm).

Div 5SE: Thurrock II v Brentwood IV (12.30pm); Upminster III v S Walden III (11.30am).

Div 6SE: Brentwood V v Redbridge III (11am); Redbridge II v Upminster IV (2.30pm); Witham III v Havering III (Bramston Sports Ground, 2pm).

Div 7SE: Romford II v Havering IV (1pm); Upminster V v Rochford (4pm).

Div 8SE: Brentwood VI v Brentwood Academy (3.30pm); Southend III v Upminster VI (Sweyne Park School, 12.45pm).

Div 9SE: Thurrock Academy v Romford III (3.30pm).

Women’s East League

Div 1S: Havering v Upminster (1pm). Div 2SE: Blackheath v Brentwood (Sedgehill School, 1.30pm).

Essex League

Premier: Brentwood II v Southend II (2pm); Upminster II v Colchester II (1pm).

Div 1: Brentwood III v Thurrock II (3.30pm); Essex Uni v Havering III (11am); Havering II v Wapping IV (11.30am).

Div 2: Basildon III v Brentwood IV (Gloucester Park, 1.30pm); Colchester III v Upminster III (Garrison, 11am); Romford v West Thurrock (2.30pm).

Div 3: Southend III v Havering IV (Sweyne Park School, 2.15pm).

Div 4: East London III v Romford II (Mile End, 11.30am); Maldon III v Brentwood V (Maldon Town, 11am); W Forest IV v Upminster IV (Walthamstow Academy, 11.30am).

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