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Home win gives Havering a lift

PUBLISHED: 08:35 01 November 2011

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East Premier A: Havering 3 Ipswich 2

Havering climbed off the bottom of the East Premier A table with victory over Ipswich at Campion.

Alastair Lewis returned from injury, but Pete Ware and Gaz Ingram were both missing from the line-up.

Lewis Smith forced some good saves from the visiting goalie at a series of short corners, before Ipswich took the lead against the run of play midway through the half.

But Havering kept their composure and were back on level terms before half-time when another Smith strike was saved and he fired home the rebound, with Chris Dunn on hand to make sure.

The home side survived an early spell of Ipswich pressure after the restart, with Harry Andrews impressing in defence alongside Smith, Lewis and Adam Lumbers.

And Paul Dover released Dunn to win another short corner, following a reckless tackle from an Ipswich player who escaped censure.

Havering made the visitors pay from the set-piece as the ball was slipped to Lumbers on the left and his shot found the back of the net.

Ipswich were reduced to 10 men after another poor tackle and Havering went 3-1 up as Ollie Cipa won a corner and Lumbers fired convincingly home.

Dunn went close to a fourth, before Ipswich set up a tense finale with a deflected shot past Andy Moncur.

But Havering held on for three vital points to move up three places in the table.

Upminster remain bottom of Division One, following a 3-1 loss at March Town.

And Romford also tasted defeat in Division Four, going down 4-0 at home against Harlow.


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