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Jolof Sports Club recorded the biggest win of the day as the Premier Division side beat Division Two’s Chigwell Rovers 9-0 on Saturday. Jeffrey Cobblah was the in-form man with a four-goal haul for his side with Ayman Ahmed, Seydou Ba, Abraham Gassama, Serigne Mbengue and Muhammed Ndow also netting to book their place in round two.
Division One’s Singh Sabha Barking continued a solid start to the season as they saw off Division Three’s Wapping, coming from a goal down to win 6-1. Muhammed Hussain was the Wapping scorer for their consolation goal. Singh Sabha’s reward is a home draw in the third round against Three Colts or Jolof Sports Club.
Division Three leaders, Flyers, suffered their first reverse of the season as they were beaten 5-3 by Division Two side, Colebrook Royals. Jason Collins, Lee Hattam and Robert Ashdown all netted for Flyers but not enough to see their side through with Colebrook now going on to face LOASS in the second round.
Avondale Rangers took the honours in an all-Division Two clash as they beat old rivals Glendale by four goals to one. John Taylor was the Glendale scorer from a free-kick, netting their consolation goal but it’s Avondale who book a second round spot.
It’s as you were in the Premier Division as United London continue to hold top spot on goal difference ahead of Chingford Athletic. The leaders had to come from behind however against LOASS but eventually came through to win in the second half 3-1. Michael Ryder got LOASS’ opener which was cancelled out in the second half by goals from Aboubakar Kone, Emmanuel Wazola and Lamin Fofana.
A similar pattern in Chingford Athletic’s match saw them go a goal down at the break as last season’s top goal scorer, Harry Chalk, netted for Grove United. However goals from Gary Murray and Charlie Heatley in the second half saw the reigning champions to a 2-1 victory and sets up a mammoth encounter between the top two sides next weekend.
London Falcons picked up their first points of the season as they took on fellow strugglers Lopes Tavares London at home and came away 4-2 winners. That win lifts Falcons up to seventh place in the table with Lopes moving to tenth place.
Colebrook Blues have maintained an unbeaten start to the season as they beat West Essex Reserves 3-0 on Saturday. Chris Stowe was the man of the hour as his hat-trick completed a solid victory for the Blues at The Grange as they climb to fourth position in the table.
Also moving up are Kitgum Boys who look like being one of the front-runners this year in Division One. They beat East Ham International 5-2 on Saturday despite Inter goals from Tommaso Costa and Samraj Gill to make it two wins from two games and move up to second in the table.
Recording a first victory of the season were Cowley Community as Izunna Ogedi-Uzokwe scored the only goal of the game in their match against Ferns Seniors in a 1-0 win. The win moves Cowley up to sixth place in the table after three matches.
Sporting Hackney Reserves have maintained their unbeaten start to their league campaign as they recorded a first win of the season, a 2-1 victory over St Francis. That result is enough for Hackney to move up a number of places to third position in the table.
Match of the day in Division Two saw the top two sides meet in a Chingford derby, both with perfect records so far. Ryan Reserves took the honours on the day as they saw off Chingford Athletic Reserves 3-1 despite a Chingford goal from Kahlil Kirwan-Meade. That victory sees Ryan open up a three point gap on their opponents after the first month of the season.
Chingford Harriers’ season continues to blossom after a difficult start with a second successive victory moving them up to fourth place. Edwin Jabbari’s double added to further goals from Nicholas Shawyer, Adam Eastick and Adam Ferdinandi to carry Harriers to a 5-3 win over Forest Green in Walthamstow.
Inter Plaistow are now up to third in the table as they beat Old Barkabbeyans Reserves 3-1 on the road. Goals from Casey Parram, Jason O’Hare and Danny Vass were enough to lift Plaistow to a second victory of the season.
It’s been a great start for Newham Royals so far this season, following up an opening day defeat to win two on the bounce and rise to the nose-bleed territory of third place in the table! The division’s highest goal scorers were 4-1 winners on Saturday as they beat Old Esthameians Reserves with goals from Glen Brickley, Joel Stichbury, Richard Smith and Steven Morley cancelling out John Sayell’s strike for the visitors.
Also on the rise are Kitroom who bounced back from defeat last week to record a 4-1 win of their own over Wanstead Warriors and go second in the table. Hristo Sirakov was the hero with a hat-trick along with a goal from Desmond Owusu to secure victory.
Brentwood United Reserves are now fourth after a thumping 6-0 home win on Saturday against the reserves of St Francis. William Cox found the back of the net on three occasions to record a hat-trick, with two goals from Jermaine O’Neill and a single from Jake Hammatt accounting for the balance.