Newham’s under-15 district squad earn success in London Cup with win at North Kent
PUBLISHED: 16:00 12 December 2016
Terry Bobie Agyekum full of praise for goalkeeper Mason Deegan after victory at Thamesmead Town
Newham’s under-15 district squad defeated North Kent 3-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the London Cup last weekend.
Jordan Adeyemi, Joshua Junaid and Paul Sagoe netted for Terry Bobie Agyekum’s team to earn them moe success.
The boys in red headed across the river for the contest at Thamesmead Town looking to avenge a 2-1 reverse from last season.
Adeyemi opened the scoring with a fine left-footed strike before Newham doubled their advantage.
Brampton Manor Academy’s Junaid finished off a speedy counter-attacking move to make it 2-0.
An error by Newham at the back allowed North Kent to reduce the arrears, though that wasn’t the final goal of the first half.
Junior Rene produced a perfect through ball and Sagoe showed his pace and power to run behind and finish off to make it 3-1.
North Kent did pull one back late on, yet Newham’s victory was never in doubt and they held on comfortably.
Bobie Agyekum’s squad will face Brent or South London in the last eight after ending 2016 with nine wins from nine.
Next up for Newham is an exciting last 16 tie at home to Portsmouth in the National Cup in January.
“My man of the match was our goalkeeper Mason Deegan. He read the match outstandingly and on more than one occasion showed his game intelligence to preserve our lead,” said Bobie Agyekum.
Newham: Tony Shaw, Jordan Adeyemi (Royal Docks), Desharn Felix (Cumberland), Junior Rene (Tunmarsh), Matthew Ughelumba (Rokeby) Ebube Agu, Kassim Aidoo and Jamal (St Bons), Paul Sagoe (Langdon), Mason Deegan, Jyotirmoy Paul & Joshua Junaid (Brampton Manor Academy), Abubakar Sharif and Sergio Tavares (Lister Community School).
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