Asianos eliminate Mustard in cup semi-final

FC Stepney celebrate their first goal during a 3-1 win over Top Red in the Hackney & Leyton League.

FC Stepney celebrate their first goal during a 3-1 win over Top Red in the Hackney & Leyton League. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Mustard were knocked out of the Sunday Junior Cup after they went down 1-0 to Asianos in the semi-finals.

The two sides were evenly matched throughout, with the Islington side eventually breached by a header two minutes from time.

In the Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division, Riviera beat Highfield 3-1 to move three points clear of the relegation zone after two goals from Elton Dervishaj and a further strike from Andreas Karaboea sealed the points.

Shakespeare beat FC Niva 2-1 despite Techies Sukbeniak opening the scoring, while London Meteors came from three goals down to beat Tottenham Phoenix 4-3.

Menalik Richards, Ruel Gibson and Mantel Sheldon Gale put Phoenix 3-0 up at half-time, but the Meteors responded through Prince Amponsah, Junes Donkar and two goals from Richard Owusu.

In Division One, third-placed El Valiente kept up their winning streak with a 4-1 win over Bristow City thanks to a hat-trick from top scorer Aaron Marston and another from Shaun Brevnand.

Wounded Knee drew 4-4 with Forest Athletic, who thought they had done enough for victory after Aaron Johnson scored twice, following goals from Bradley O’Donovan and Deane Sharon.

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But Knee roared back through two goals from Russell Hughes and further strikes from Joshua Ademola and Dave Hendry, while a Tony Cookie goal was the difference as Hackney Allstars beat Birkbeck Orient A 1-0.

In Division Two, Boroughs drew 3-3 with Tommy Flynn after goals from Denizens Reid and a double from Abraham Udofia had put them on the brink of victory.

But Flynn ensured the points were shared as David Vaughan, Dwane Marson and Dwane Malcolm Worrell were all on target.

Hacimac kept up their good run by beating Quinine 6-2 thanks to a hat-trick from Sheldon Merit, a double by Caeleb Tomlin and a strike from Santino Huggins.

FC Stepney are still the only unbeaten team in the league after they beat rivals Top Red 3-1 with two goals from Martin Jones and another Darius Freeman.

In Division Three, Eddy Moore scored twice as Bocca Albion beat Wojak Sunday 3-0, with David Sweeney also on the scoresheet.

Leaders Boston Celtics drew 1-1 with FC BKT, as Wilson Mendes cancelled out Jason Skelton’s opener.

Another game to end 1-1 was between Football Club 22 and South London Sharks. Jerrel Alleyne put FC 22 ahead before Brett Zimmerman equalised for the Sharks.

Top scorer Martin Pellummy netted twice as Regent’s Park beat Gladstone Wanderers 2-0, while Maynell shared a scoreless draw with second-placed Waltham Forest.

In Division Four, Bethune edged a seven-goal thriller as a Ricky Hanmore hat-trick helped them to a 4-3 win over Birkbeck Orient B.

Jason Ore was also on target, with Joel Crookes and Anthony Platt finding the net for Orient.

Wenlock Arms hammered Black Borough 6-0, with Matthew Downing, Dunbar Hassan, Jamie Neil and Nick Sherrell all among the scorers.

Dynamo Gobbler came from behind to beat Eastway Olympia 3-1, after player-manager Chris Smilley had put the away side ahead. But goals from Harry Wells, Tom Cussen and Matt Badowski ensured Dynamo took the points.

Leaders Eagle FC strengthened their grip on the title with a 7-1 triumph over struggling Bow Badgers as goals from Louie Sheens, Gary Moore, Johnny Tama, Steven Prince and a Tommy Maher treble ensured an easy victory.

It was a very emotional day for East London as a minute’s silence was observed before their game with Woodford Rovers in memory of player Darrel Bryan, who passed away recently.

East London went on to win 5-3 with goals from Jag Phull, Stuart Farren, Rhys Hart and a Kane Reid double cancelling out Conrad Mullings’ hat-trick for Rovers.