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Barking & Dagenham 3 Havering 4

PUBLISHED: 15:54 17 December 2009 | UPDATED: 09:13 11 August 2010

BARKING & DAGENHAM Primary Schools crashed to a defeat on Saturday, losing out to the odd goal in seven against league leaders Havering.

Barking & Dagenham 3 Havering 4

BARKING & DAGENHAM Primary Schools crashed to a defeat on Saturday, losing out to the odd goal in seven against league leaders Havering.

Unbeaten Havering were quickly out of the blocks, but Daniel John and Scott Mitchell both produced cruical tackles as the home side quickly grabbed hold of the game.

Barking & Dagenham were forced back in the opening stages and Ricky Morris and Max Watters were having to work hard in the centre of the park.

Central defenders Jack Richardson and Daniel Parish were also busy as Havering continued to pile on the pressure.

The introduction of MJ Folkes saw a shift in the game, with his pace and direct running allowing the visitors to string some attacks together with Sorba Thomas going close.

Jack Kemsley had to be at his best moments before half time when a Havering forward looked odds-on to score.

Barking & Dagenham opened the scoring in the second half when Watters smashed a free kick from 25 yards into the top corner.

The home goal was soon under pressure however and parity was restored when a deflected corner found its way into the net.

Havering then compounded matters by taking the lead moments later with a carbon copy goal.

Havering sensed the game was there for the taking and soon added a third with a breakaway effort.

Possession was lost on the half-way line and the powerful Havering forward sprinted clear and buried his shot.

Barking & Dagenham continued fighting, led by the driving force of Michael Turner in the centre of midfield.

The Warren man exchanged passes with Morris before unleashing a crackerjack effort, which flew in via the underside of the bar.

Thomas was then denied by a last-ditch challenge, before Havering showed their quality and were two goals to the good, with their fourth goal again coming from a corner.

Barking & Dagenham were given a lifeline when Thomas released Folkes, who shrugged off two challenges to fire home, but they could not force an equaliser.


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