Havering Sixth Form College vs John Roan School

Havering Sixth Form College hosted John Roan School in their sixth game of the ABL Eastern Conference campaign which saw visitors take a 63-111 win.

A strong first quarter from the John Roan School started with a 8-0 run which Havering never quite recovered from, allowing the visitors to finish the quarter leading by 18 points. Tougher defence from Havering saw a much closer contested second quarter, but John Roan’s strong presence around the basket meant they went into half time with a 25 point lead, up 28-53.

The second half saw more of the same with John Roan stretching the lead and keeping a healthy gap between the two teams.

Havering Coach Damien Plummer said, “We had another tough task against a very physical side, and with a number of Havering players out due to injury I was really impressed by our level of effort throughout the game. We have a number of areas to improve on but all the players are gradually coming together and focused on getting tougher on the defensive end. We created a lot of opportunities to score but converting was the big difference between ourselves and John Roan on the day. The players are seeing the progress and want to get better which is really important.”

Coach Plummer added, “Credit should go to the John Roan team as they played a very physical game throughout and really put us under pressure around the basket.”

Justin Arthur led Havering with 19 points, supported by 14 from Donavan Wright and 10 from Ben Butawan, whilst John Roan were led by 29 points apiece from Adulawahab Ayinla and Seun Babatola, with James Aboaba chipping in 23.

Havering will continue their campaign on Wednesday 14 November on the road at Barking and Dagenham College, whilst the John Roan School will take on VI6 Colchester Colleges at home.