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TROPHYLAND CUP Warren United B 2 Newham Utd 4 Newham United reached the final of the Trophyland Cup with a superb 4-2 semi-final win against Warren United B. A goalless first half was evenly contested with Warren going closest to scoring when a 20-yard s
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Newham United reached the final of the Trophyland Cup with a superb 4-2 semi-final win against Warren United B.
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A goalless first half was evenly contested with Warren going closest to scoring when a 20-yard shot hit the woodwork.
An action-packed second half saw Alex Read break the deadlock for Newham with a free kick that took a deflection and looped into the net.
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Moments later, United were two-up when Omari Clarke combined well with David Nott and Joe Hoddy to score from the edge of the area.
Warren were awarded a harsh penalty, which they scored to reduce the deficit, but Newham responded with Read tapping home his 23rd goal of the season from close range.
However, the hosts wouldn't give in as they scored their second goal of the game with a header from a corner to make it 3-2.
Newham skipper David Nott then scored a screamer to make it 4-2 and book his side's place in the final where they will face fellow Division Two side Esprit.
Newham United: Austen, Millar, Koroma, J Clarke, Hoddy, Hennessey, Nott, O Clarke, Kerr, Read, Child.
Subs: Grimes, Lewis, McGrath, Polley.
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Bari fc lost their unbeaten record this season as they were defeated by Leabridge.
In a close encounter, Bari went ahead when Mo Kidia netted with a close-range header, but then missed another chance from just six yards out.
Leabridge drew level in controversial fashion, with Bari appealing for offside and then snatched victory with a fine strike from outside the box.
n THE Jermain Defoe Charity Cup launches next month.
The competition takes place at the Newham Leisure Centre in Plaistow, as the centre hosts small-sided football through 6asidelondon.com on a Thursday evening.
For information on signing up for a league call 0845 0745701 or register online at www.6asidelondon.com.