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Casey's caught as Ben sparkles

PUBLISHED: 16:05 20 February 2008 | UPDATED: 14:11 02 July 2010

DAGENHAM Boxing Club s national title hope Ben Hall enjoyed another impressive win as he moved into the Golden Gloves semi-finals with a victory over Brentwood rival Casey O Riordan at York Hall on Saturday. Hall, who earlier overcame national title winne

DAGENHAM Boxing Club's national title hope Ben Hall enjoyed another impressive win as he moved into the Golden Gloves semi-finals with a victory over Brentwood rival Casey O'Riordan at York Hall on Saturday.

Hall, who earlier overcame national title winner Gerry Walsh (Newham), faced another tough test in the quarter final against O'Riordan, who had lost just twice in his 17 contests and reached the national Golden Gloves final last year.

Hall, boxing to orders in their latest York Hall bout, built up a 4-l lead in a cagey opening round - always making sure to land the last punch in their evenly-fought exchanges.

He stepped up the pace in the second session, finding the target with his solid right hand over the top to move into a clear 6-1 lead at the bell.

In the third round the Brentwood boxer attempted to hit back but Warren schoolboy Hall countered impressively to clinch an 8-1 points victory.

The Dagenham BC entry now steps up for a semi-final test at Aldershot on Saturday when the opposition will be supplied by another talented rival, Guildford prospect Mieley Lee who has also been showing good form along the national title trail.

However, there was disappointment at the quarter finals for former Dagenham club boxer Harry Rogers, who has also been looking like a bright hope for honours on the Golden Gloves title trail.

Talented Rogers, now competing in West Ham BC colours, was forced to pull out of the national competition days before the quarter final bouts took place.

The Plaistow-based club withdrew Rogers because of a nose injury that required him to have an operation carried out on Thursday.

Dagenham hopes on Peacock show

Dagenham Police and Community club boxers are looking forward to action on the Peacock show on Friday night at the East Ham Working Mens Club.

Tony Conquest, Dean Curry, Kenny Harmen and Umer Iqbal have been matched on the promising Peacock tournament.

Also booked for a bout on the bill at the Canning Town club's show is Jamie Harris, returning to Dagenham after a short spell at Southend ABC.

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