Newham district progress in National Cup

PUBLISHED: 17:00 04 December 2018

Newham district celebrate their cup victory (Pic: Terry Bobie Agyekum)

Newham district celebrate their cup victory (Pic: Terry Bobie Agyekum)


Newham district booked their place in the last 16 of the National Cup by crushing local rivals Havering 7-2 in the third round of the competition.

A hat-trick from Kingsford School pupil Jerimiah Umolu, two goals from Troy Bedzo and goals from Diego Makesa and Daniel Nakipov sealed the win.

Newham scored within the first minute as Luke Grant crossed early for Umolu to head home.

The lead was instantly doubled as Umolu headed in again minutes later after some great individual skill.

Before the break Troy Bedzo scored twice breaking the offside trap twice to punish his opponents and give Newham a comfortable 4-0 half time lead.

Umolu completed his hat-trick picking up a short corner and letting unleash a left footed bullet.

Havering pulled a couple goals back but Newham’s Makesa headed home a corner before Nakipoc drilled a shot home from 30 yards.

Coach Terry Bobie Agyekum said: “The attitude of this group of boys is spot on.

“We’ve now won four games on the bounce this is a major improvement in comparison to last season.

“Last week we dismantled Waltham Forest 8-2 in the Essex league.

“We want the borough behind us as I genuinely feel this will be our season.

“We’re playing to our strengths and the boys are showing fantastic desire when representing their borough.”

Newham District under-13s: Jerome Thomas (Royal Docks) Elliot Krasniqi (St Bons) Samson Uwandu (St Bons) Kester Djoko (Rokeby) Daniel Nakipov (Rokeby) Hazeez Olowu (Forest Gate) Troy Bedzo (Lister ) Luke Grant- (Kingsford) Diego Makesa – (Kingsford) Michael Boateng (Langdon) Dami (St Bons) Nathan Mwanja (St bons) Luca Gondim (Kingsford). Samuel Amo-Ameyaw (Oasis Academy) Malachi Alexander Quarcoo (Bobby Moore Academy) Jerimiah Umolu (Kingsford Community School).

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