School Sport: Redden Court hit Sanders for six
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Year 8: Redden Court 6 Sanders 3
Redden Court’s year eight boys bounced back from their Essex Cup exit at Brentwood to hit borough rivals Sanders for six last night.
Dam Simmons replaced the injured Ewan Sargood and the hosts started brightly, only to fall behind to a swift Sanders counter-attack as a visiting striker fired into the far corner from a tight angle.
James Lickfold and Simmons were close to levelling before Redden Court did eventually draw level, as Lickford found Jack Wilkinson out wide and he curled his shot into the far top corner.
Sanders regained the lead on the stroke of half-time, though, with an accomplished lob from their striker and the message to Redden Court during the itnerval was clear: tighten up at the back and show conviction when attacking.
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Redden Court began the second half well and AJ Jordan’s long ball found Lickfold, who rounded the keeper and slotted home.
The relief was clear to see and Redden Court continued to push forward in search of another, taking the lead when captain Bily Coulthurst sent a free-kick into the top left corner of the net.
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Lickfold added his second with a fine strike from the edge of the box and Isaac Gould-Monsegue added his name to the scoresheet soon after, pouncing when Coulthurst’s shot from a short corner was parried.
Isaac Gee replaced Wilkinson on the right and showed his desire to make an impact.
And Redden Court saved their best until last when Coulthurst beat his marker and played a one-two with Lickford before slotting home.
Sanders grabbed a late consolation from a looping free-kick, but Redden Court had other chances to add to their tally through centre-back Kai Curran, Lickfold and Coulthurst.
Teacher Oliver Dingli said: “This was a really good performance from the year eight boys, which could and should’ve been and even heavier score line.
“The next game is at home to Marshalls Park on September 30 as we look to build on this result.
“Well done to Billy Coulthurst who was man of the match, though there were many excellent performances. Thank you and good luck to Sanders for a very sporting match.”
Redden Court: Jack Bennett, Callum Newman, Kai Curran, AJ Jordan, Tommy Byford, Luke Haydon, Billy Coulthurst, Mitchell Richardson, Jack Wilkinson, Dan Simmons, James Lickfold, Isaac Gee, Isaac Gould-Monsegue, Torez Polius.