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A closely fought 1-0 semi-final win for Custom House on Saturday was enough to book a place in the final at Dagenham & Redbridge FC.
Taking on Leyton Green, both sides would have been eager to perform in a game of such high stakes with the winner taking on Chingford Athletic Reserves in the final of the Division Two Cup on Tuesday 10th May. A single goal very early on proved enough as Leslie Ogodo-Avbara finished well to send the home fans into raptures on the banks of the Thames. Both sides had plenty of chances to score further goals but through a combination of good defending and some indifferent finishing, the scoreline remained and the Dockers took their place in the cup final.
Back in domestic action, this season cup finalists, Rainham Working Mens Club, continued their good form with a 4-2 win over Buckhurst Hill Under 21s to move up to fifth place in the table. Also winning were Melbourne Sports who secured their top flight status for another season with a 4-1 home win over relegated St Francis. Wayne Matthews netted twice for the Mels with Ryan Lincoln and Paul Alder also striking to secure the points.
The Division One title is heading towards a decider it seems after another weekend where both of the top two sides won comfortably. Harry Chalk’s hat-trick helped Grove United to a 6-1 win over West Essex Reserves adding to further goal from Daniel Aggio, Billy Rongay and Aaron Scott. For Three Colts, a brace apiece from Callum Kennedy and Marshall Smith carried the Colts to a 4-1 win away at Chingford Harriers to keep them three points off the pace with a game in hand.
This mid-week, attentions turn to the Essex Junior Cup Final where Premier Division side, Chingford Athletic, will face their biggest ever game as they take on Iona for the right to be crowned county champions. The game is taking place this Wednesday 20th April 2016, 7.45pm kick-off at Billericay Town’s New Lodge ground, Blunts Wall Rd, Billericay CM12 9SA