For our latest news and updates, please enter your email address
The Fenton Cup action from the weekend saw two high scoring games with Woodford East safely confirming their place in round two following a 16-1 home win against Premier Division side Leyton City. A Billy Barr hat-trick, braces from Callum Maltese, Harry Robinson, Ben Smith and Andrew Rowe plus singles from Sonny Feltwell, Frank Glock, Lucio Uare, Lorrell Dawkins and Will Letchford completed the comprehensive win for the hosts.
Another top flight side progressing in the competition were Oakside who had an away tie against Premier Division club Freetown on Saturday and it was another big win for the higher ranked side as Oakside won 11-1. Jahvid Irish scored a hat-trick, Sam Blackholly netted two and one apiece from Joshua Morgan, Sam Davie, Kieren Huddart, Kwabena Agyeman, Jed Ofori and Darnyl Stanley finished the job.
FC Baresi have opened up a five point gap at the top of the Senior Division, running in win number eight of the season so far with a 3-0 away win against Rapid Chingford as top met bottom. Tyreece Robertson scored twice with Edson Lami grabbing the other to move the leaders further clear, albeit with the chasing pack having games in hand.
FC Petrocub were the only other side in the top seven to be in league action and they had a fruitful afternoon, edging a close game against Frenford Development to take maximum points in a 3-2 scoreline. That saw the Noak Hill side secure a sixth league win and jumped up two places to fifth as a result.
Moving into the top half were Chadwell Heath Spartans who moved eighth following a fourth league success of the campaign as they took home all three points from their trip to Hainault, defeating Blue Marlin 5-0. Peter Adeleye extended his good scoring record with a four goal haul for his side, Thamindu Kahatadeniya netting the other to complete victory.
May & Baker EC Reserves are up to tenth place on goal difference following their victory by the odd goal against Walthamstow Reserves over in Dagenham. Oliver Beadle and Darius Egualeonan were the men on target with the crucial Baker goals, overcoming Mekhi Charles-Armstrong’s goal for the visitors in a 2-1 scoreline.
Over at Peter May, another close game saw in-form Crookz United tale on Dagenham United with the sides going into the game just two points apart. But Dagenham extended that gap to five by full-time as Diego Panessar and Liam-Taylor Aguiyi goals saw the visitors return home with all three points in a 2-1 success.
PREMIER DIVISION EAST
In the Premier Division East, it’s as you were with the top three all successful in their games. League leaders Fairlop Rovers made it four wins from five with a away success on Saturday against London Park City at Seven Kings High School. Jean-Pierre Alexander and substitute Ellis Morgan were the men on the scoresheet to hand Rovers a 2-0 win.
Second placed RCXI ensured they remain just behind on goal difference but had to overcome the stiff test of a Wapping side in Dagenham, a seven goal thriller ensuing between the sides. Kudus Olowe and Darren Sosanya both scored for Wapping but two Ahmed Alhad strikes and a Tayo Olasanoye goal completed a 4-3 win for RCXI.
Third placed Chingford Athletic have made it four wins from four and sit just a behind the other sides with a game in hand after making a successful trip to Newbury Park on Saturday, beating Cowley Community 3-1. Danyal Arshad, Jack Newbury-Neale and Dylan Scutt all struck for Chingford, rendering Josh Coulson’s effort as just consolation.
Underscore United also have maximum points from their season, following up their opening victory with another win this time around, beating Barkingside Under 23s 5-1 on the day over at May & Bakers. That result saw United move fourth in the standings with two wins from their first two games.
PREMIER DIVISION WEST
The big game of the day in the West division came from Mabley Green where leaders North East Lions were in action against second placed AEK London. But a 3-0 success for the hosts by full-time meant that Lions left empty handed and conceded top spot back to AEK in the early throws of what is set to be an intriguing season.
Priory Park Rangers sit just a point behind the two leading sides and are the division’s only unbeaten side left, extending their great start with a solid home win on Saturday as they ended CSM London’s unbeaten start with a 2-1 win at the Marshes. Jordan Taylor and Shepherd Ndlovu both scored for Rangers with Emre Ozuaciksoz grabbing the CSM goal in reply.
An east London derby game saw G7 and Soul go to battle for the points with just two points separating those sides going into the weekend’s clash. There was just a single goal in the game with G7 the side to benefit from that one scoring moment to take home the points with a 1-0 win. That result saw the hosts move seventh while Soul remain ninth.
Over at Wadham Lodge, it was fourth versus fifth in the division as London Cranes were in town to take on hosts Wanstead in the day’s early kick-off. Having made a decent start to the season, London Cranes continued that start with them edging the game 2-1 through goals from Mathius Sendawula and Isaiah Khaoya to sit just two points off the promotion places.
In Division One, Newham Wanderers have returned to the top of the table on goal difference, bouncing back from their defeat last time out to secure a comprehensive 11-1 win on Saturday away at Eagles Football. Robertson Morais scored five and Addae Paponette a hat-trick for their side to lead the way with Manuel Sanuo, Joao Mendes and Mahein Zaman goals completing the win.
The co-leaders at the top of the division are Unitey who sit just behind on goal difference but with a game in hand following a fourth successive league win, defeating Forest Green in a 7-2 scoreline in Loughton. Devontae Young’s hat-trick was pivotal with Mohammed Abaker scoring twice and one each from Ishwar Ravi and Joshua Smith finishing things off.
Ilford Reserves’ perfect start to the campaign sees no end so far and the Foxes made it two wins from two in the league with a thumping 10-0 home win against Old Esthameians who themselves had beaten the league leaders last weekend! Julio Fresneda, George Travers and Jack Zielinski all scored twice, further goals arriving from Frankie Zielinksi, William Amadi, Ross Derham and Andrew Yiasoumi.
Amongst the group in contention at the top end are Redbridge Community who sit third after four games with three of those having been wins. Their latest of which came at Mayfield on Saturday as they completed a 3-0 home win against Atholl, the visitors remaining in tenth as a result as they hunt a first win of the campaign.
Something From Nothing will also be very pleased with their efforts so far as they sport a perfect record in the league, along with a couple of big cup scalps. The Flats based side earned a second win on Saturday with a 3-1 victory against rivals Renegade with Micah Innocent guilty of causing the visitor’s downfall with a hat-trick. Aamir Salah scored the Renegade goal in reply.
The top game in Division Two saw leaders Snaresbrook take on previously second placed Rainham Phoenix with both sides having made very good starts and this was a predictably close game settled by a single goal. ‘Brook’s Daniel Tesfay was the man to find the net with the only goal of the game as his effort earned victory for the hosts and made it six from six.
Royal Forest took advantage of that result to move second in the division, moving level on nine points with three other clubs but with a goal difference advantage, aided by a 2-1 away win against Lymore Gardens Reserves in Leyton. Rayshun Codner scored the hosts goal but his efforts proved in vain as the Trees took the points.
With games in hand on those above them, FC Baresi Under 23s will be a side looking to break into the promotion race and they helped their case with a terrific home win against last season’s rivals Old Barkabbeyans. A 5-1 success was the outcome as Junior Ouattara scored twice along with goals from Joshua Adu, Hamza Hafesji and Adam Patel. Geovany Cruz scored the Barks goal in reply.
Sitting not far behind are Chadwell Heath Spartans Reserves who picked up a second league win over the weekend with a solid away victory against Barking Potters, winning the game 4-2. A goal each from Thomas Chawner, David Johnson, Leon Arif and Toheeb Oladimeji proved enough on the day with the Potters remaining the search for their maiden points.
There was a huge game at the top of Division Three as leaders Newbury East faced second placed Chingford Harriers, both sides going into the game unbeaten. A close game ensued, as might have been predicted but it was East who took the honours in a 2-1 win. Junior Milla and Connor Goom were the scorers with Darnell Lamothe netting the Harriers consolation.
Flyers Under 21s have moved up to third, level on points with the side above them following the weekend’s results which saw them return home with all three points in a 3-1 success at Buckhurst Way. Lewis Richardson, Thomas Davie and Jake Alderton were all on the scoresheet with goals to make it four wins from six.
Another side on twelve points are Jolof Sports who mirror the Flyers record with four wins from six, aided by their most recent success following a 4-1 away win against Romford Under 21s. Eugenio Balde scored the hosts goal but his efforts were in vain as Jolof took the points home with them to move fourth.
Glendale have moved away from the relegation zone following a first league win of the season, producing an excellent performance throughout in beating Dagenham United Reserves 5-1. Two Mouhammed Gueye goals and a Muhammed Camara effort handed them a first half lead before Roland Farkas and Devendra Choudhury extended that. Brandon Taylor came off the bench to net the Dagenham consolation.
Over at The Drive, there was a close game between Melbourne Sports and Frenford A who started the game level on points. A single goal was all it took to separate these well matched sides and it was the Mels who recorded that with a 1-0 win enough to see them move up into fifth place by full-time.
A great battle for promotion is forming in Division Four where London APSA Under 23s presently lead the way by a single point following their opening six games, adding an 8-0 win to their record on Saturday against West Essex Under 23s. Muhammad Mikaeel scored a hat-trick, David Gokou-Soakouri bagged a brace with the scoresheet completed by goals from Samuel Reynolds, Akram Mujuzi and Alysson Paulo.
Four sides sit just outside the promotion places on nine points with Avondale Rangers having made a good start with three wins from four, adding to that with a home success on Saturday at Roding Road, defeating Newham & Havering Borough in a narrow 3-2 scoreline. Substitutes Fraser Bolton scored twice and Phillip Heinen once to give the hosts another win.
Another side sitting on nine points are Fairlop Rovers Reserves who entertained Collier Row Wheels at Fairlop Oak, three points between those sides going into the game. But that was slashed to zero by full time with Fairlop’s Matthew Stratton scoring the only goal of the game to win it 1-0, completing win number three of the season.
There was a cracker of a game at Hall Lane as Emerson & Upminster Reserves faced Romford Under 19s and combined for a nine-goal thriller which was eventually edged by Romford to take a 5-4 win. Two goals from Alvin Smeraldi and one each from Victor Agyemang, Stephen Toussaint and Oskar Plusa were just enough with Tyler Huggett’s hat-trick in reply and a Ryan Whitton goal in vain for Emerson.
Two points separated Flyers Under 23s and Inter London as those sides renewed rivalries from last season at Harris Academy on Saturday, a close game seeing the visitors, Flyers, go home with the points in a 2-1 win. Harry Sayer scored both goals for Flyers to net them a second league win, leapfrogging their opponents into seventh place.
The sole county cup action of the day saw Waltham Abbey A’s delayed Essex Junior Cup tie go the way of the EAL side as they came out on the right side of a 3-2 win against Olympian League opposition, beating Roydon 3-2 to book a home third round against Brentwood Athletic.
ANAGRAMS RECORDS TROPHY
The first ever outing for EAL sides in this competition saw three sides compete, Brimsdown faced Middlesex County League opposition and were ultimately edged out by OIR in their game over in Enfield to exit the competition, losing 2-1.
An in-form Sporting Hackney’s run in the competition came to a halt as they were beaten at home against last season’s BBC Essex Premier Cup champions, Sungate, going down to a 4-1 defeat at Wadham Lodge, ending their interest for this season.
Lymore Gardens had a long trip into the Hertfordshire countryside in their tie, travelling up the A1 to face Spartans South Midlands outfit, Codicote, for their maiden outing. It proved to be a fruitless trip for the promotion chasing side as Lymore went down 3-0, a second successive defeat.
Photo Credit: London APSA FC