It’s sweet revenge as Hall rule Manor
PUBLISHED: 12:03 29 May 2008 | UPDATED: 12:40 11 August 2010
BARKING & DAGENHAM CUP HUNTERS HALL 2 MANOR 1 Neil Trainis reports HUNTERS HALL saw off the stout challenge of Manor Junior to lift the Barking & Dagenham Primary Schools Cup last Thursday. The Post-sponsored competition saw a repeat of the Barking Troph
BARKING & DAGENHAM CUP
HUNTERS HALL 2 MANOR 1
Neil Trainis reports
HUNTERS HALL saw off the stout challenge of Manor Junior to lift the Barking & Dagenham Primary Schools' Cup last Thursday.
The Post-sponsored competition saw a repeat of the Barking Trophy final, which Manor had won convincingly a week earlier, but their hopes of a double were dashed as Hunters Hall came storming back to gain revenge.
The game was fiercely contested, with both teams eager to win the prestigious schools' cup competition, and that made for a pulsating clash.
Goals from Tyler Brown and Henry Lyddiatt were enough to see Hunters Hall squeeze home and although a late strike from Manor's Mayokun Obe caused a few nerves to jangle, Graeme Farquhar's boys held on to record a memorable victory.
"I thought we deserved it at the end," he said, taking a deep breath after watching his Hunters Hall team dig deep for the final few minutes and weather Manor's pressure, as they threatened an equaliser to drag the contest into extra time.
The final whistle heralded sweet revenge for Farquhar and his players, who were outfought and well beaten in the previous week's Barking Trophy at the hands of the same opposition.
"We didn't turn up last week (during their 5-1 defeat) and the boys had some questions to answer," he added.
"They did just that. All of them were superb. I thought being beaten on Friday would've been on their minds, but it wasn't. They were excellent."
He said his man of the match was the tough tackling Hussein Amir, but Brown could have laid as strong a claim to the accolade, with his energy and non-stop running. He also took his goal with aplomb.
Gathering a through ball from George Dutton, Brown showed all the composure of a bomb disposal expert, taking a touch before despatching the ball past the onrushing Manor goalkeeper.
When Lyddiatt netted a second strike, Hunters Hall had a two-goal buffer and breathing space but Manor, spurred on by thoughts of a double over their rivals, never threw in the towel and Obe's prodded finish in a crowded Hunters Hall penalty area gave them renewed hope.
The crowd were gripped by the tension as time ticked away with Hunters Hall defending a slender lead, but the referee's whistle brought relief and euphoria in abund-ance on their part.
Hunters Hall: Worboys, Goldstone, Millen, Amir, Wright, Payne, Lyddiatt, Johnston, Babayemi, Bunduku, Frostick, Dutton, Impey, Sullivan, Boyce, Brown.
Manor Junior: Chew, Herring, Jackson, Rose, West, Obe, Drury, Koqui, Oldroyd, Ayub, Gaymer, Mallett, Ditkevicius, Golding, Gaberria, Bascombe.
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