WEEK 38 REVIEW: Round-up of all the league and cup action from the weekend

WEEK 38 REVIEW: Round-up of all the league and cup action from the weekend

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The last quarter-final of the season was completed on Saturday as Ongar Town secured their place in the semi-finals with a 3-1 replay win against London Cranes at Parsloes Park. Ongar led early on by Cranes levelled to make it 1-1 at the break. But Ongar scored twice in the second period with Scout Bown netting two and Alfie Scarborough one to send their side through.


In Premier Division East, Fairlop Rovers have moved to within a win of the league title and a place in the play-off final following a solid 5-2 away win against Something From Nothing on Saturday afternoon. Logan Simmonds scored two with Ellis Simmonds, Ellis Morgan and Sonny Clarke goals also on the scoresheet to put Rovers on the cusp.

That result proved even more important as the earlier kick-off at Parsloes Park saw Unitey face a Newbury Athletic side with much familiarity between the two sides. But it was to be Newbury who walked away the happier of the sides, overcoming a Unitey fightback to win 4-2 with George Montgomery, Chris Tshimanga, Emmanuel Chukwumah and Adikalie Camara all netting.

Over at Town Mead, a dress rehearsal for the upcoming Premier Division Cup Final saw Waltham Abbey A and Soul meet in the league with the visitors trailing by thirteen points going into the game. But that was slashed by the end with Soul winning the game 2-1, their fifth victory of the season, to head into the remaining games with confidence.


In the West division, results across the division worked in favour of Philip United who earned their maiden league title, despite a win for second placed Snaresbrook who picked up their fifteenth win of the campaign with a 5-1 success against Wapping, completing a double over their opponents in the league.

It was also victory for fourth placed Newham Wanderers who took all three points home from north east London against Wanstead, recording a 2-0 win. Evaristo Mendes and Joao Mendes both struck for the visitors who made it fifteen wins for the season, a result which leaves Wanstead needing to win their remaining game to avoid the drop.


The Division Two action centred around the quest for the league title with Rainham & Barking Phoenix heading into their clash with Old Barkabbeyans knowing only a big win would do to take the title. But a fast start to the game put Rainham in the driving seat with Cameron Shakes, Connor Kain and Khairee Ahmed all scoring twice to win it 6-0 and secure the league title for their side.

At the other end of the table, it was eighth versus ninth as Redbridge Community Reserves took on Chingford Harriers, the latter in their last action before the cup final this midweek. But two Akiljo Balliu goals saw Redbridge take the win, a 2-0 success for the visitors picking up a second win of the season.


There was a huge game in Division Three where Old Parkonians A met Collier Row Wheels in Barkingside, the winner of the game being virtually nailed on for the runners-up spot. It was Old Parks who ended the day with the silver medals as they won the game 3-1 to secure second spot, the goals coming from Josh Russell, Aaron Leggett and Charlie Fiander.

The final action of the day saw Newham & Havering Borough make their trip up the M11 to take on cup final bound Changing Lives in their penultimate league fixture and it proved to be a closely fought game with Lives eventually taking the win by the odd goal. They were 2-1 winners with goals from Abdessamad Boualouss and Ismail Aziz.

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