Leyton Sixth Form 82 – 93 Havering Sixth Form

The highly anticipated rematch between Leyton Sixth Form College and Havering Sixth Form took place at LSC on Wednesday 27th November 2019. Havering entered the game with a record of 3 – 5, while Leyton Sixth College were still searching for the first win of the season.

From the tip it was clear that it was going to be close, as the final score line shows: 82 – 93 in favour of Havering.

Lopes got the scoring underway for Leyton, but Osatimehin hit back. Lopes retaliated, getting to the line after converting a hard contested layup over Havering’s defence. Lipyeat introduced himself with a deep three to put Havering up.

King would get the crowd going with a strong take on a faster break, but Lipyeat again would tie the game with another deep three, with the first quarter finishing 18 – 19 in favour of Havering.

Agintas got on the scoreboard with a three to tie the game 21 – 21, however Mitchell and Roe extended the lead of Havering. Leyton hit back through King who scored a nice three, as well as Shobande who propelled Leyton forward, but again Lipyeat slowed down Leyton’s momentum with another three.

A final push from Adelakun saw Leyton finish strong, with Lopes closing the scoring to end the quarter 43 – 46 in favour of Havering Sixth Form.

Havering came out fast, and within four minutes found themselves 8 – 0 in the third quarter, which had disrupted Leyton’s rhythm, as Osatimehin would lead the charge. But Leyton would keep fighting, as Shobande went strong to the basket and made the layup while being fouled, and Mukhtar Adelakun was feeling unstoppable; scoring at ease for Leyton.

Lopes opened up the final quarter with a three, followed by Adelakun continuing to cause Havering’s defence problems, as he was almost single-handedly racking up Leyton’s points. However, Roe would score a three to maintain Havering’s lead, while Adelakun and Lopes would finish Leyton’s scoring.

Mitchell and Lipyeat closed out the game as Havering survived the Leyton pressure to come out hard fought victory.

Notable scorers

Adelakun 30 points

Lopes 14 points

Shobande 11 points

Lipyeat 21 points

Osatimehun 19 points

Mitchell 18 points