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School Sport: Redden Court top group

PUBLISHED: 14:00 25 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: Brittons 4 Redden Court 4

Redden Court’s year eight boys topped their group after an eight-goal thriller with Brittons.

They made several changes from the last match, with Ewan Sargood returning to the team and Isaac Gould-Monsegue and AJ Jordan also back in the squad.

But Brittons netted the only goal of the first half, before James Lickfold levelled and Jack Wilkinson put Redden Court ahead.

Brittons rallied with a quickfire brace to go 3-2 up, but Lickfold ‘s powerful run and finish squared matters once more.

The home side regained the lead from another set-piece to suggest a first defeat of the season for Redden Court, but they dug deep and showed resilience to earn a share of the spoils as Lickford slotted home to complete his hat-trick.

A spokesperson said: “The boys are making good progress with their football, but there is still a lot to work on in preparation for the semi-final, for which we eagerly await the draw.

“We plan to take on the year nines in preparation for the semi-final and with over 20 boys in contention for a place in the semi-final squad there will be a lot to play for.”

Redden Court’s under-14 girls were edged out in two of their three matches at the latest Bower Park tournament.

They lost to Emerson Park and Abbs Cross, but beat Sanders 1-0 as Josie East got a final touch to a long throw-in from Louise Banham-Scott.

But Redden Court look like missing out on a place at finals night, although a spokesperson said: “Although this was a disappointing evening for the students with regard to results, there was a well deserved positive for Katie Hawkes who was scouted to trial for the London Youth Games team for her excellent performance in goal. Well done Katie!”

Redden Court: Victoria Long, Grace Roberts, Kristy Robinson, Freya Duffy, Louise Banham-Scott, Josie East, Katie Hawkes.

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