Havering Sixth Form College 72 v 70 Long Road Sixth Form College

Havering College managed to defend home court in this exciting week 5 contest with a 72-70 victory against Long Road Sixth Form.

The 1st period was a close affair with the lead changing back and forth as both teams went at each other offensively with the score at 17-16 in Havering’s favour.

The 2nd period was much of the same and at the halfway point Havering went into the break up by 3 points.

The third period played out similar to the first half with end to end action from both teams as neither team could get a foothold on the game. Both sides ended the third period tied at 49-a-piece.

In the end the game was to be decided on free throws as entering into the final minute of the game Havering were up by just 1 point. Long Road were only able to convert 1 of their 4 attempts whilst Havering finished 1 of their 2 attempts to take the game 72-70

Havering Sixth Form Head Coach Damien Plummer said: “Long Road played with great energy and we struggled to contain them in transition. But we stuck together and scored in crucial situations and got some important stops in the final period. Credit must go to Long Road who really put us under pressure for the whole game.”

Samuel Roe had this to say: ”Overall it was a good win and a good way to go into the half term break with a win after having had a few hard losses.”

Roe finished on a game high 31 points with Kelson Mitchell on 18 for Havering, whilst Long Road were led by 22 from Tash Chawira, 13 from Dan Batchelor and 12 each from Tyler Phuchamroen and Karl Holmes.

In game week 6, Long Road have a week off and Havering will be on the road to County Upper.