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As the first round of the Fenton Cup came to a close, the final tie of the round pitted Division Two, Inter Plaistow, against Division One side, Flyers. Indeed it was the Division Two side who had a weekend to remember as they ended Flyers’ participation with a closely fought 4-3 win courtesy of a double from Samuel Garett and further goals from Thomas Graham and Casey Parram. Plaistow’s reward is a trip to Melbourne Sports in round two.
Jolof Sports Club regained top spot in the Premier Division with rivals Chingford Athletic not in action, as they secured a 4-1 win away at Rainham Working Mens Club. A Jeffrey Cobblah brace was added to by goals from Serigne Mbengue and Pa-Amadou Mbowe to secure the victory. Game of the day came at Chingford Town where the hosts stormed into a 3-0 lead only for their opponents, London Falcons, to race back and eventually prevail 8-4 and lift them to seventh in the table while Town remain bottom. May & Baker EC A are up to third in the table following a 4-0 away win at St Francis with James Bailey, Alec Simm, Darren Seymour and Joshua Lowbridge all netting to secure the points for their side. John Shubert was the hero for Melbourne Sports this weekend as he struck all four goals for his side including a late winner to bag the points against Buckhurst Hill Under 21s in a 4-3 result.
In Division One, St Johns Deaf’s saw their unbeaten start to the league season ended as Chingford Harriers came from behind to win 8-3. Nick Shawyer was the hero netting four goals for Harriers with Ross Paterson scoring two and James Morris rounding off the scoring. Rowan Dixon, Elton Jose and Darren Dunne were the men on target for St John’s consolation goals. Grove United go top in Division One therefore as they secured a 7-0 win over Cowley Community courtesy of another four goal performance on the day, this time from star man Harry Chalk who added to goals from Daniel Aggio, Tom Blackmur and Sam Naylor. Three Colts are the other side with a perfect record in the division as they secured another win, a 3-0 home win against Glendale with Tom Jakob (2) and Marshall Smith netting the crucial goals. West Essex Reserves and Forest Green shared the points in a 2-2 draw with the former moving up to fifth place in the table and Forest Green off the bottom.
Chingford Athletic Reserves have gone top of the table in Division Two following a 4-1 win against Northend. Michael Boahene, Josh Trainor, George Watmough and Tom Kavanagh scored the goals that took them top with Ola Moses on target with Northend’s consolation strike. Leyton Green’s remarkable revival continues, this time an 8-0 win against St Francis Reserves with Andrew Morgan scoring a hat-trick. There were further braces from Charlie Saywood and Kwame Frimpong with Shaun Symister also netting to see their side up to fourth in the table. Second and third placed sides, Singh Sabha Barking and London APSA, shared the points in a rare goalless draw to maintain their positions in the table.