WEEK 30 REVIEW: May & Baker, Jolof Sports and Grove United book cup final places
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This season’s Premier Division Cup Final line-up has been confirmed as both semi finals were completed on Saturday afternoon. May & Baker EC A put aside their Fenton Cup disappointments to beat Chingford Town as Jack Boys and Joshua Lowbridge scored the goals to carry them through to the final by two goals to nil. Meeting Bakers in the final will be league leaders, Jolof Sports Club, who edged a tight game at Rainham Working Mens Club by a single goal in a 2-1 victory. The sides will now meet in the final at Dagenham & Redbridge FC on 3rd May.
The first of the Division One Cup semi finals took place on Saturday as Flyers played host to league leaders, Grove United. It was the leaders who booked their place in the cup final at Dagenham & Redbridge as goals from Daniel Aggio, Harry Chalk, Aaron Scott and Ben Lowes saw them through to their second successive the divisional cup final which they hope will form part of a double campaign.
In the Premier Division, Chingford Athletic swept aside Melbourne Sports as Michael Mignot’s hat-trick plus further goals from Gary Murray and Lee Doyle helped their side to a 5-0 win to close the gap on the top two sides in the division. They remain five points off the pace with three games in hand, one of which is against the leaders, Jolof Sports, in three weeks time.
Three Colts kept up the pace with Grove United in Division One, coming from behind to seal a 5-2 win over Glendale. Ricky Hall and John Taylor were on target for the home side. Colts are now three points behind Grove with a game in hand but crucially the two sides face each other in a likely title showdown in May. Thom Bryan’s double and a goal from Matthew Watts for Cowley Community was enough to help their side to a 3-1 win over Forest Green and the safety of a mid-table finish. Green must now win their final league game and hope for other results to go their way to retain their Division One status.
Northend ended their campaign in Division Two with a 1-0 win over St Francis Reserves with Daniel Margiotta netting the all important goal to secure maximum points for Northend. That result lifts them a place to fifth in the table in what was a remarkably close division all year long.