Havering Sixth Form College vs Leyton Sixth Form College

Havering Sixth Form College got their second win of the season on Wednesday afternoon at home, as they defeated Leyton Sixth Form College 59-58 in a very exciting contest.

The game remained close during the first half with Havering up by 12 points at half-time, led by nine points from Samuel Roe. However, a 10-22 third period from Leyton, behind some relentless plays in transition, gave the visitors their first lead of the game. The game was tied heading into the fourth period, as the final ten minutes provide a fitting end to a tight contest as Havering’s defensive intensity gave them the advantage they needed to secure the win.

Havering Coach Damien Plummer said, “It was an exciting game to watch and we feel we definitely stepped up defensively with our full-court pressure. Leyton really responded well in the third and we struggled to contain their transition offense. Our ability to regain our composure during the fourth was really positive to experience and the work we have put in to improve defensively is starting to show.”

“Credit should go to Leyton who adjusted to our defensive pressure and played a physical game all the way to the final buzzer.”

Samuel Roe finished with 13 for Havering, as John Bergonia added 10, whilst Leyton were led by Chima Obikwelu’s 29 point effort.

Havering will look to continue their improvement on Wednesday 5 December against St Thomas the Apostle College, whilst Leyton hope to bounce back as they take on VI6 Colchester Colleges.