WEEK 4 REVIEW: League leaders remain unbeaten across the divisions

WEEK 4 REVIEW: League leaders remain unbeaten across the divisions

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Jolof Sports Club made it three wins in three games to keep top spot in the Premier Division with a 4-3 win over St Francis. Saint’s goals for John Bradley (2) and Kyle Bennett wasn’t quite enough to get anything for their side. Blue Marlin have jumped up to third place on goal difference following a 6-1 win against London Falcons. James Toppin was the star of the show with a hat-trick adding to further goals from Zachary Leitch, Ophel Idris and Matthew Hamilton. Rainham Working Mens Club find themselves bottom of the table as goals from Connor Kain and Tony Hall proved not enough to get any points from their match against Chingford Athletic. The reigning champions secured a 4-2 win therefore with Michael Mignot’s hat-trick, his first goals of the season, adding to a Michael Kelly strike to move their side to second place in the table. In the final game in the division, May & Baker EC A go fourth with a 3-2 win over Buckhurst Hill Under 21s with the latter slipping to fifth in the table despite goals from Will Osmond and Richard Akinlade.

We start our Division One round-up with Grove United making it three wins from three games, picking up a 4-2 win away at Forest Green to move level on points at the top of the table. Green’s goals from Marcel Destouche and Wesley Allen were not enough as Harry Chalk (2), Ben Lowes and Neil Matthews took the points home to Hainault. Cowley Community and Chingford Harriers are both still looking for a first win of the campaign but both did record their first points, playing out a 0-0 draw with Krishna Yellappa recording a cleansheet for the home side. Glendale returned to league action but were beaten by late goals from West Essex Reserves, going down 4-1. A Glendale goal from Andrejs Nosikovs was cancelled out by a double from Adam Norris and singles from Callum Bloss and Ross Gale for West Essex securing back to back wins for them in the process. Kitgum Boys and St Johns Deaf played out a six goal thriller with the score ending 3-3 courtesy of St Johns strikes from James Paull (2) and Huseyin Er.

Singh Sabha Barking stay top of Division Two following a 3-2 home win against Leyton Green despite Green goals from Ryan Jewell and Luke McKenzie. Chingford Athletic Reserves are keeping pace with the top two sides with three wins from four games so far this season, the latest an 8-1 home win against St Francis Reserves. Braces from Michael Boahene and Sam French led the way with George Watmough, Josh Trainor, Sean Clarke and Aaron French completing the tally. John Mensah was on target with Saints’ consolation goal. Inter Plaistow hosted Northend with the sides finishing level at 1-1 with Mason Brown notching for the home side and Ryan Leddra on target for Northend.

In the East Ham Memorial Hospital Charity Cup, Custom House entertained Newham Royals in the Newham derby with a place in the semi final at stake. Custom House, on a poor league run of late, ran out 2-0 winners in a competition close to their hearts as goals from Tim Mason and Charlie Clarke supported a cleansheet display from Ian Whitmore. They now go on to face Northend in the semi final later in the season.

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