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School Sport: Rewards for Redden Court

PUBLISHED: 11:44 04 November 2015 | UPDATED: 11:44 04 November 2015

Pupils are battling it out across Havering

Pupils are battling it out across Havering

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Football squads pick up points

Redden Court 5 Barking Abbey 2

Redden Court’s year eight boys came from two goals down to beat Barking Abbey before the half-term break.

Having already suffered two league defeats, the Redden Court pupils enjoyed lots of possession and chances early on.

But they could not make it count and Abbey broke out twice to take the upper hand.

Redden Court rallied to level before the interval, thanks to two fantastic goals, and after a positive team talk they dominted the second half.

Three more goals put Redden Court in control and although Abbey tried to force their way back into it, they could not deny the Romford youngsters the spoils.

The under-16 girls had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Abbs Cross in their Havering Cup clash.

Redden Court created chances and looked dangerous going forward in a scoreless first half with Emily Diwell going close to giving them the lead.

The second half started brightly and Redden Court took the lead with a spectacular goal from Emily Roofe, but Abbs Cross began to apply immense pressure and forced goalkeeper Grace Pickford to make two fantastic point-blank saves in goal.

Abbs Cross eventually got their deserved equaliser in the dying seconds of the game, but a draw was a fair result as Louise Banham-Scott was praised for her exceptional performance in defence.

Squad: Grace Pickford, Emily Diwell, Emily Roofe, Camela Cengu, Emily George, Shannon Quartermaine, Rebecca Phillips, Josie East, Ellie Gibson, Louise Banham-Scott, KC Wakeman, Alanah Jefferies.

Redden Court’s under-14 girls fell to a 4-2 defeat against their Abbs Cross rivals.

They started slowly, but looked dangerous in attack as the first half progressed as Sarah Henderson seemed to be everywhere.

Abbs Cross counter-attacked from a Redden Court free-kick, which broke down on the edge of the box, to score the opening goal.

But Redden Court levelled before half time when Kristy Robinson reacted quickly to a Sarah Henderson header and drove the ball into the net.

Redden Court knew they were in for a tough second half, but started positively with Lucie Ballard and Molly Smith playing some intricate passes on the right hand side.

Abbs Cross regained the lead through their outstanding number 10, but Redden Court bounced back and went close through Lucie Ballard who struck the ball sweetly, but just wide of the post.

A lack of positional play gave the dangerous Abbs Cross striker the opportunity to pounce and score another fantastic goal to make it 3-1, but a penetrative through pass from Molly Smith released Elize Bonning to cut the gap to one.

However, as the game progressed, some Redden Court students looked fatigued after a recent school trip to France and conceded a late fourth.

They bounced back later in the week to beat Marshalls Park by a 2-1 scoreline and claim their first win of the season.

Robinson netted from a Cerys Heard corner and Henderson fired home from the penalty spot to secure the win, as Heard took the player of the match award.

Squad: Katie Hawkes, Ellie Luxton, Grace Roberts, Kristy Robinson, Freya Duffy, Lucie Ballard, Katie Adams, Jamie Hartwell, Elize Bonning, Holly Carnera, Cerys Heard, Sarah Henderson, Chloe Endean, Molly Smith, Olivia West.


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