though, and Lewisham sealed a 7 6 victory.
The London boroughs and Balfour Beatty invest in the London Youth Games to build stronger communities through competitive sport.
They lost 2 0 to Hammersmith Fulham, but Georgia Griffin's fine strike sealed victory in their next match as Holly Pennycard proved the save of the tournament.
n Havering's girls beat Tower Hamlets (4 0) with a hat trick from Beau Parker, before seeing off Southwark and Kingston by lone goals to top their group.
They beat Sutton and Waltham Forest by lone goals, then drew 1 1 with Haringey in the first group phase.
"We'd had a really good season overall, winning plenty of games and were confident we could produce here and we did."
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over Islington in the semi finals, as Balogun and Toby Barlow impressed at the back.
Squad: Louie Chapman, Jamal Balogun, Toby Barlow, Ted Buchanan, Michael Obafemi, Emmanuel Oluganju, James Turvey, Kane Hearn.
Balogun admits seeing those names provides inspiration to all those taking part, adding: "Playing in the London Youth Games is a really special occasion.
Louie Chapman shone in goal and Kane Hearn's ninth goal of the Converse Low Cut Maroon
"When you look at the names of athletes who have gone on from here to turn professional, it shows everybody has to start from somewhere and hopefully you end up in the big time.
"At least we got a medal and we'll be back next year to get the gold.
"We played really well, produced some really good football, but losing in the final at the end put a bit of a dampener on my day.
Lewisham took the lead in the final, after missing an early penalty, but Ted Buchanan levelled to force penalties.
Havering will bounce back
A number of England's finest male Converse Knit and female footballers have honed their skills at the London Youth Games, with Rio Ferdinand, Raheem Sterling, Alex Scott and Rachel Yankey all having competed.
And after beating Kensington Chelsea (2 0), Camden (2 1) and Harrow (2 1), they saw off Wandsworth (2 0) in pouring rain the quarter finals.
"I want to get there and I'm going to work hard and give plenty of determination in my attempt to do that."
"In some of the games we started slowly but once we found our feet we were really strong and we deserved to be in the final.
"It was a really good experience to play at the London Youth Games against some of the best up and coming footballers in London," said Balogun, who attends Brittons Academy.
Jamal Balogun insists Havering's footballers will learn from their experience after they were forced to settle for silver at the London Youth Games.
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The borough improved 11 places on last year's finish, reaching the final for the first time ever, but missed out on gold after a penalty shoot out with Lewisham.
Havering's girls football squad face the camera at the London Youth Games finals (pic: Joe Playle)
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