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Youngbloods get Feltham revenge

PUBLISHED: 15:00 28 January 2016 | UPDATED: 16:09 28 January 2016

Newham Youngbloods under-14s face the camera before their match with Feltham Warriors

Newham Youngbloods under-14s face the camera before their match with Feltham Warriors

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Newham Youngbloods were in fine form last weekend as they earned two victories to make it a happy weekend for the club.

The under-14s made the trip to west London to take on Feltham Warriors having tasted defeat in the previous encounter.

Caroline Charles youngsters had lost by just two points at home and were seeking revenge.

A close match developed, but the host started strongly and were 12-2 ahead before a time out was called by the visitors.

Coach Charles told his team to play their own game and they fought back to end the opening quarter level.

The momentum was with Youngbloods now and captain Alex Distras scored 15 points in the second to ensure they led 43-31 at half time.

Feltham weren’t going to give up, though, and looked to get back in the game against their rivals in the next quarter.

But Youngbloods were determined to get the victory this tume and managed to take the match 87-73.

The under-16s dominated their match against Ipswich from start to finish.

Five of their players scored 17 points each as they romped to a 104-51 win in a display described as a ‘good all round team performance’.

On Saturday the under-18s men are set to take on Harefield Academy at St Angela’s Sports Hall, while the women make the trip to Peckham.

Youngbloods under-16 boys also face Harefield Academy at home, while the under-14s will look for more success when they welcome the Surrey Rams.

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