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School Sport: Redden Court on cloud nine

PUBLISHED: 11:30 19 March 2015

Pupils are battling it out in the Havering Cup

Pupils are battling it out in the Havering Cup

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Football squad too strong for rivals

Redden Court’s year eight boys romped to a 9-2 win over Gaynes in their latest Havering Cup outing to make it five wins out of five and secure a semi-final spot with a game to spare.

James Lickfold led the way with four goals, after coming on as a substitute at half time, in a good team display.

Redden Court made several changes to the regular line-up, with Will McKay, Frankie Camden, Ryan Baines and Max Harley making debuts.

Gaynes took the lead against the run of play in the 15th minute which began a flurry of goals.

Mitch Richardson slammed a shot home from 20 yards to level before Gaynes immediately restored their lead after a defensive mix-up.

A short corner then saw Isaac Gee score from an impossible angle before Will McKay put Redden Court ahead on the stroke of half time, showing great composure.

Redden Court made several changes at half time, with Lickfold, Kai Curran, Jack Wilkinson and Tommy Byford being introduced.

Lickfold quickly took advantage of being fresh and scored with a neat finish, then added two more excellent individual goals to end the game as a contest.

Richardson added his second and Redden’s seventh to cap a beautiful passing move and Lickfold beat several players on a run from inside his own half before rolling the ball in at the far post.

Wilkinson finished off the rout with a deserved goal as Redden Court added to earlier wins over Sanders (6-2), Marshalls Park (3-2), Bower Park (8-1) and St Edwards (5-3).

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Redden Court’s year 10 boys edged past Bower Park 3-2 in a well-contested friendly.

Some new faces were introduced, with some regular players playing out of position, in preparation for their final two Havering Cup group games.

Despite going behind twice, goals from Enock Sagonile, Stephen Banham-Scott and Daniel Parker ensured victory ahead of a tour to Spain in May.

Despite going behind twice, goals from Enock Soganile, Stephen Banham -Scott and Daniel Parker ensured the victory.

A spokesperson said: “An appearance in the Havering Cup Final remains the target to finish off an exciting year for this very talented team.”

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