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School Sport: Redden Court draw positives

PUBLISHED: 15:02 12 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:02 12 March 2015

Pupils are battling it out in the Havering Cup

Pupils are battling it out in the Havering Cup

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Havering Cup: Redden Court 2 Frances Bardsley 2

Redden Court’s under-16 girls had reason to cheer after drawing with rivals Frances Bardsley.

All previous meetings had ended in defeat, but Redden Court looked set to claim a rare win as they moved 2-0 up.

Emily Diwell’s pace proved a problem for the full-back and she saw a shot go just wide of the post.

Grace Pickford produced an excellent save to deny Frances Bardsley before Alanah Jefferies pounced to open the scoring after a good double save.

Scarlett Jacks and Katie Hawkes worked tirelessly in midfield for Redden Court, with Sophie Sands, Jefferies and Diwell causing problems for the Frances Bardsley defence.

And a second goal arrived when Jacks crossed for Sands to head home.

Frances Bardsley applied lots of pressure in the second half, but Jacks almost made it 3-0, only to be denied by an outstanding save.

It proved vital as Redden Court conceded twice in the last 10 minutes and had to settle for a share of the spoils at the end of an exciting clash.

Redden Court: Katie Hawkes, Grace Roberts, Kristy Robinson, Scarlett Jacks, Emily Diwell, Sophie Sands, Josie East, Molly Ayris, Emily Roofe, Alanah Jefferies, Charlee Harrop, Grace Pickford, Louise Banham-Scott, Robyn Smith, Hannah Wood, Freya Duffy.

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Redden Court lost 2-0 to Frances Bardsley in the first match of the latest Bower Park tournament.

But they improved as the competition progressed and, after falling behind against Hall Mead, went on to win 2-1 thanks to two goals from Sophie Sands.

Redden Court met Bower Park in the final match of the day, but excellent work from the keeper denied them a breakthrough and the scoreline remained blank until late on, when the hosts snatched a winner.

Redden Court: Emily Diwell (captain), Scarlett Jacks, Emily Roofe, Robyn Smith, Hannah Wood, Charlee Harrop, Grace Pickford, Sophie Sands.


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