WEEK 3 REVIEW: Fenton Cup gets into full swing

WEEK 3 REVIEW: Fenton Cup gets into full swing

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There were three Fenton Cup ties played on Saturday, all of which went with the league standings. Lopes Tavares London put an indifferent start in the league aside as they saw off Division One side, Ferns Seniors, by four goals to two. Lathan Jordan and Craig Wallace were on target for Ferns in their opening fixture of the season.

Premier Division side Melbourne Sports saw off Division Three Brentwood United Reserves 4-1 as Kadeem Francis, Jamel Walters, John Shubert and Wayne Matthews netted to carry the Mels into the next round.

Rounding off the Fenton Cup action were Sporting Hackney Reserves who put Lymore Gardens to the sword in an excellent performance to record a 5-0 win and book a place in the second round.


United London are the new leaders in the Premier Division on goal difference following a 5-1 victory over Blue Marlin on Saturday. The fan-run outfit recorded their second win of the season as an Emmanuel Wazola brace accompanied goals from Lance Ledgister, Jermeel Jno-Baptiste and Brandon McCarthy on the scoresheet.

Champions Chingford Athletic are second as they dropped their first points of the season away at Rainham Working Mens Club as a Tony Maynard goal for the hosts was cancelled out by a Charlie Heatley strike to share the points in a 1-1 draw.

Last season’s league top goalscorer, Harry Chalk, was on target for his Grove United side to lead them to a 2-0 win against Jolof Sports Club. Aaron Scott also netted for Grove as they rise to third in the table with just inferior goal difference keeping them off of the top of the table.

LOASS got their first win of the season on the board as they cruised to a 2-0 win over London Falcons and move out of the relegation zone and up to eighth place.


Three Colts remain top of Division One but did drop points for the first time in a 1-1 draw on Saturday against local rivals, Colebrook Blues. Ben Cooper was the man on target for Colebrook to open their account for the season.

It was also Kitgum Boys’ first match of the season and last season’s Division One Cup runners-up edged out second placed Singh Sabha Barking by the odd goal to win 2-1 despite Wesley De Oliveira finding the net with the host’s consolation goal.

It finished level in the remaining Division One match as Cowley Community recorded their first point of the season with a 1-1 draw at East Ham International. Izunna Ogedi-Uzokwe made it two goals in two games with the Cowley strike, with Darnell Baptiste on target for Inter.


The top two sides in Division Two are opening up a big gap already with both securing heavy wins on Saturday. Ryan Reserves are the leaders but had to come from a goal down against Glendale before turning it around in the second half to win 6-1.

Second placed Chingford Athletic Reserves, a mere two goals behind the leaders, were victorious in beating Old Barkabbeyans Reserves 5-0 in Leyton on Saturday. Michael Boahene netted a double with Sam French, Josh Trainor and Sean Clarke also on target for the home side.

Chingford Harriers confirmed a first win of the season with a narrow 1-0 home win against Avondale Rangers. Edwin Jabbari got the all-important goal for the Harriers who move up to sixth place in the table as a result.

Making their league debut in emphatic style were Colebrook Royals who cruised to a 6-0 opening match win against Inter Plaistow at The Grange to kick things off for them in fine style.


Flyers maintained their perfect start to the season in Division Three with a third victory that takes them top of the table. Lee Hattam, Robert Ashdown and Kye Thompson all found the back of the net for the Romford side in their 3-0 win at St Francis Reserves.

Newham Royals bounced back from their opening defeat to see off Wanstead Warriors in a 7-2 victory. Robert Adams was the hero with a hat-trick alongside doubles from both Joel Stichbury and Richard Smith.

Paul Wooster scored twice as his Custom House side took maximum points in their opening league fixture of the season. Bradley Routledge and Sam Wilkinson were also both on target for the Dockers as they secured a 4-2 win against Old Esthameians Reserves despite E’s goals from Harry Coffey and Shaun Vickers.

Wapping made their league debut on Saturday as they hosted Kitroom and came away victorious, winning 2-1. Adel Mouaden and Mohammed Rafe scored the all-important goals cancelling out a James Blake strike for the visitors.

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