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Sport On a European mission Stick fighter Shamim Rahman is in line to challenge for the European title with the Great Britain team after becoming British champion again. He already has a world title under his belt. Tell the East End Do you have a sports club you would like to be included in our listings? If so email the details to... eastendlife.news@towerhamlets.gov.uk Cup joy for With and Gilroy BY PETER FAULKNER FC Hamlets POAPC 4 Southwark Borough 2009 0 REIGNING London Cup holders FC Hamlets POAPC eased into the third round of the competition with a comfortable 4-0 win over south London rivals Southwark. They started brightly with some slick passing but, against the run of play, the visitors almost took the lead in the 25th minute when a free-kick 30 yards out was brilliantly tipped on to the bar by Hamlets keeper Pyne. Hamlets eventually broke the deadlock five minutes later. Gilroy sprinted down the left flank to produce an inch perfect cross which the oncoming With headed home. Two goals from Gilroy put the game beyond reasonable doubt by half time. After the break, Hamlets continued to dominate possession, but it was not until the 85th minute that With added the fourth after good work from Waggah. Destroyer Devlin Newham 3 Tower Hamlets 1 TOWER Hamlets’ hopes of completing the double over their east London rivals were crushed by a hat-trick from Tyler Devlin at the Spotted Dog ground. CERTIFICATES were handed to the FC Hamlets POAPC squad, who went to the Gothia Cup football tournament in the summer, as part of National Youth Work Week. The presentation happened at the Linc Centre, Bow. Linc senior youth project youngsters and volunteers also received certificates for helping the footballers raise funds and for completing courses. Burke buries a hat-trick Sammy’s send-off Hockey Hockey Cambridge City 1 Wapping 2 WAPPING Hockey Club’s men and ladies enjoyed a club double at the weekend with the men defeating Blueharts 2-1 and the women coming out on top 3-0 against Ipswich – all the goals coming from hat-trick hero Sarah Burke. Both teams were on the same number of points going into the match and neither had lost by more than one goal. In the men’s East Premier A division match Wapping started the stronger of the two sides, but found it difficult to penetrate The first goal arrived when Gabriel set up Devlin for a dipping volley. Ndao Mohammed then headed over and his miss proved costly. Newham increased their lead when a free kick from Quinton was headed home by Devlin. Hamlets were far from down and out and, following a good save by the Newham goalkeeper, Emeka Nikimidrim slammed the ball home before half-time. Early in the second half though Devlin completed his treble and that left Hamlets with an uphill battle. Tigers go top ONLY two Inner London Football League Premier Divisionmatches took the vistors’ defence. Cambridge occasionally threatened on the counter and one such attack saw them convert a short corner. Wapping started the second half on the front foot and Matthew Hyden levelled from close range after a neat strike on the turn from James Fanger. Mark Bennett then scored the decisive goal via the stick of a Cambridge defender, and the Wapping defence, martialled by vice-captain Andrew Magro, stood firm in the face of a Cambridge attacking onslaught. Wapping ladies 1s 3 Ipswich 2nds 0 OVER the last few weeks Wapping ladies have steadily improved, without getting the place due to cup competitions. London Tigers and Stepney won against Leytonstone and Bromley respectively, with Tigers going top. First Divisionfavourites Reachout lost 2-1 to Bow FC. With SCTA having a game in hand and their 100 per cent record intact following a 5-3 victory over St Katharine’s, the clash between SCTA and Reachout looks a mouth watering fixture. Pre-season favourites Burdett FC continued their miserable start as they lost 4-3 to Weavers. The Second Division saw a pulsating match between Tower Hamlets B and Beaumont Youth. Hamlets, leading 3-2 with ten minutes remaining, lost 4-3. Robin Hood Tigers maintained their storm towards the title with a staggering results to match their performances. The match against Ipswich second team, ranked at the bottom of the table, was therefore a ‘must-win’. Wapping started weakly, with some poor passing and clumsy play giving their own defence a good work-out. The team responded well to a stern half-time talk from coach Mark Dungey and Sarah Burke stepped up to convert a flick, putting it bottom left. Several excellent chances followed as Natasha Close and Louise Radford produced some fine wing play. It paid off when a short corner was neatly put away by Burke, who soon after completed her hat-trick. Katharine’s under-21. Premier Division: Bromley 0 Stepney 2, London Tigers 6 Leytonstone 2. First Division: Burdett 3 Weavers 4; Bow 2 Reachout 1, SCTA 5 St Katharine’s 3; Stepney B 1 Bromley juniors 0. Second Division:Tower Hamlets B 3 Beaumont Hood Tigers 23 St Katharine’s U21 1. Leaders goal feast THE two leaders of the Community Football League Premier Division and First Division went on a goal spree to consolidate their positions at the top, Premier leaders FC Bengals beat E7 Probashi 6-3 while the Division One leaders Premier Division: Shadwell 4 Abohani 1; Ace 5 Mohammedan SC 0; East One 4 London Central 3. Division 1: Aberfeldy 4 Soul 2; Elsa 2 SYA 2; Newark 3 Poplar United 0. Soccer heartache IT proved to be a weekend of disappointment Adam Hussain from Bow, Imran Hussain from Bethnal Green and Minhazzul Islam from Stepney lost out in the U14 section of Search for An Asian Soccer East London ladies 6 BBHC 3 23-1 win over bottom team St Youth 4; Al Mizan 3 Riverside 1; Robin Brick Lane were 7-3 winners over IFE. Star to Hamzah Afzal from Newham. EAST London arrived at Lee Valley for the farewell game for long-serving Sammy Jones – and what a send-off they gave her. Sammy, who has emigrated to Australia, saw the team in stunning form slamming six past Bexleyheath & Belvedere to improve their lead in the table. East London attacked from the start of the first half – Bee Armstrong struck four times and Emily Menzies scored in a fifth. In the second period BBHC managed three replies before Armstrong popped in one more. for three football hopefuls. Hertford men 5 East London men 5 EAST London travelled to Hertford to face a team just two points behind in the table. Hertford took a quick free hit to open the scoring but Joe Green levelled. Hertford hit back twice more before the break and Green was sin-binned. After the restart Sam Boddington pulled one back with a neat drag flick, then minutes later found Steve Canwell at the near post to make it 3-3. Arnoud Jullen side-stepped two to give East the lead for the first time , but they were pegged back by a penalty stroke Green then scored what looked like a late winner but Hertford again dug deep to equalise. Karate POPLAR’S Veras Karate Academy have taken Europe by storm again following their success at both the British championships in Glasgow and the Coupe Internationale de Krayl in Luxembourg. This time the club sent a fiveman team to Luebeck, Germany, to compete in the Hanse Open championships. Despite competing against 44 other international clubs, Veras managed second place picking up five gold medals, three silver and two bronze. Once again it was brothers, Luca, 7, Liam, 9, and Luan Veras, 10, who dominated the events, each winning gold in the kumite with Luca and Luan also getting silver in the kata and Liam getting a bronze. Not to be outdone Seyhan Cinat, 10, won a gold medal in the kata and a bronze in the kumite before teaming up with Luan and Liam to land another gold medal in the team kata and a silver in the team kumite. Basketball ZAIRE Taylor returned to his old club Worcester Wolves hoping to steer London Lions to their second win in a week. But although he was Lions’ top scorer, the Wolves growled loudest and held their nerve in a thrilling third quarter to snatch an 83-78 victory. The Wolves trailed by six points at half-time but turned in a 27-14 third quarter, the only quarter the Lions lost. Forty eight hours earlier Lions cheered their home fans at The Copper Box Arena with an 87- 71 win over Cheshire Phoenix. Swimming BETHNAL Green Sharks Swimming Club competed in the Barnet Copthall middle distance meet enjoying success in the 200m and 400m events. Ronni Phillimore, 9, was the most decorated swimmer of the day, claiming a silver and bronze for the 400m and 200m individual medley races. Fraser Carlton, 10, won a medley silver and Kai Ogden, 11, took a freestyle bronze medal. 17 – 23 NOVEMBER 2014 N E W S F R O M T OWER HAMLETS COUNCIL AND YOUR COMMUNITY 35


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