Upminster left blue by defeat
PUBLISHED: 11:45 06 February 2015
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Good run comes to an end
Upminster saw their run of good form come to an end in East Two South with a 3-1 defeat against Blueharts seconds.
The sides battled for midfield supremacy early on, but Upminster fell behind when an off-target shot deflected in off the underside of their keeper’s stick.
They drew level when Michael Scrivener tapped home from close range from Steve Wright’s pass and defender of the match Jack Coleman held firm before the break.
Man of the match Ali Stewart impressed in Upminster’s midfield, but Blueharts regained the lead 10 minutes from time with a bobbling effort past Phil Dixon.
And although Upminster forced a string of short corners late on, they could not make them count and Blueharts broke out to net a third with a well-worked deflection.
Upminster will look to bounne back when they welcome West Herts to Coopers tomorrow (Saturday).
n Romford claimed a 2-1 win over Saffron Walden fourths in Division Five thanks to goals from Kieran Bush and Ashley Meyer, as Ruslan Bezukladnikov took the man of the match honours.
Luke Clarke netted twice as the thirds beat Maldon Academy 5-0, with Aman Bassi, Stuart Boyling and man of the match Daniel Jones also on target.
But the seconds had to start their match at Maldon with only 10 men and conceded two early goals.
Alfie Harvey, Steve Harvey, Graeme Wilson, Matt Cooper and keeper Lee Bennett denied the hosts further goals and the late arriving Faheem Ghias replied before the break.
Maldon netted a third against the run of play at the start of the second half, though, and after Steve Harvey missed a golden chance to reply, the home side added a late fourth.
Man of the match Bennett saved a penalty flick, but it was little consolation for the visitors.
Romford’s women fell to a 3-1 defeat against Old Loughts thirds in their Essex Premier Division clash, with Siobhan Scott Nielsen netting their goal.
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