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The current Fenton Cup holders - Chingford Athletic - made it safely through to the third round of the competition on Saturday with an emphatic 7-1 win over Division Two side, Inter Plaistow. Charlie Heatley was the star with four goals for his side, taking his tally to eleven for the campaign with Anton Trice, Will Gleeson and Gary Murray also scoring to complete the tally. Samuel Garrett was the man on target for Plaistow with their consolation goal.
Jolof Sports Club are the new Premier Division leaders, taking advantage of sides around them being out of action in recording a 6-3 win over fellow high-flyers Grove United. Jeffrey Cobblah scored a hat-trick for his side as Jesus Paniagua, Ahmadou Seye and Modou Jammeh also found the back of the net.
London Falcons travelled to Melbourne Sports and recorded their second league victory of the season as they won 3-1. James Tsokallis, Daniel Vearer and Harry Rouse grabbed the all-important goals, cancelling out a Wayne Matthews goal for the hosts.
Blue Marlin recorded the biggest victory of the day, putting ten goals past Rainham Working Mens Club without reply to get their campaign moving again. That win lifts the Barkingside outfit to fifth in the table after their five games so far.
It was a big afternoon for Old Esthameians who, despite a difficult start to the season, took home all of the points for the first time this season in a six-pointer with fellow strugglers Lopes Tavares London. That win moves E’s up to eighth position with Lopes moving bottom.
It’s as you were at the summit of Division One with Three Colts remaining three points clear after a battle of the top two at the weekend. They travelled to West Ham on Saturday to take on Kitgum Boys who themselves were unbeaten and the game ended scoreless to leave both sides with a point.
That draw between the leaders enabled Colebrook Royals to close the gap and they duly obliged as they hosted East Ham International at The Grange. Chris Stowe was amongst the goals once again as he netted four for himself with Bertie Brayley making up the tally in a 5-2 win.
There was an entertaining game in Newbury Park where Singh Sabha Barking probably thought they were heading home with all the points as they led 4-1 with half an hour to go only for Cowley Community to pull off a comeback and snatch a point in a 4-4 draw! Andrew Mooney, Gabriel Onireti and Izunna Ogedi-Uzokwe all netted for Cowley to secure a point for their side.
There was another close game in Hainault where Ferns Seniors hosted St John’s Deaf in a bottom of the table encounter. A hat-trick from Yener Sigirtmac proved the difference between the sides as St Johns came away narrow 3-2 winners despite a Ferns brace from Chris Wilby.
In the final game in Division One, West Essex Reserves have moved up to fourth place in the division following a comfortable 3-0 win on Saturday against Sporting Hackney Reserves who drop a place to fifth.
Colebrook Royals Reserves maintained their title challenge on Saturday in Division Two with a comfortable 3-0 win on the road at Chingford Harriers as Paddy Sheehy, Luke Haydon and Daniel Moody all netted to make it four wins from four games so far.
Just a couple of pitches away, Colebrook’s rivals for the title in the form of Ryan Reserves continued their own Division Two dominance on Saturday with a 5-0 win against Lymore Gardens.
In one of the games of the season, an eleven goal thriller saw Chingford Athletic Reserves head into the last third of their match with Forest Green with a 5-2 lead but somehow saw that completely evaporate as Green turned it around to win 6-5. Michael Johnson scored a hat-trick for Chingford with Michael Boahene and Sam French also scoring for them but Green goals from Orane Fisher (2), Kristos February, Ricky Stewart, Marcel Destouche and Marlon Corbin won them a quite unbelievable match.
Avondale Rangers secured themselves a first win of the season on Saturday as they edged a tight match again winless Chigwell Rovers in a 3-2 win. A goal apiece for each of Chris Harper, Paul Regan and Adam Friend were enough to secure the win and move up to eighth place.
Also on the move up the table are Old Barkabbeyans Reserves who netted a first win of the season with a 4-0 home win over Glendale. That result lifts Old Barks up off the foot of the table to ninth in the table after five games.
Custom House are the new leaders in Division Three as they romped to a fourth league win of the season, beating Wanstead Warriors 10-2 at Lyle Park. Four goals from Paul Wooster plus a hat-trick from Sam Wilkinson helped them along the way with a Bradley Routledge brace and a single from Jack Field seeing them to victory and top spot on goal difference.
Not far behind them are Brentwood United Reserves who won their own match on Saturday against Newham Royals 3-0 to move second in the table just behind the leaders.
Wapping remain unbeaten and an outside bet as title challengers in Division Three with a 4-2 win against St Francis Reserves courtesy of Fuad Ibrahim’s hat-trick and Abdulwahid Zerkouki’s goal. That victory keeps the east London side unbeaten and up to fifth place in the table in a very hotly contested division.
LOASS finally managed to book their place in the second round of the London Junior Cup as they saw off Goldfingers 3-2 at Lammas School in their rearranged tie.
And it was double cup delight for Essex Alliance League clubs as Old Esthameians Reserves eased to a first round victory in the Old Boys Junior Cup, beating Old Rugbeians 4-1 to make the draw for round two.