Bartlett beat Meteors to complete cup hat-trick
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Bartlett FC lifted the Albert Daniels Senior Cup for the third time in a row with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Young London Meteors on Hackney Marshes.
Temi Tope Abu-Oloto gave Bartlett a first-half lead before Shaun Hinds sealed the win with a stunning 84-minute volley.
In the Jack Walpole Cup, Mustard FC are through to the semi-finals after David Fallah scored twice in a 3-0 win over Niva-Unistream.
Greig Moorse opened the scoring for Mustard before Fallah stole the show, netting twice in the second half.
Mustard will be joined in the last four by Clapton Rangers after they edged out Tottenham Phoenix 2-1.
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Eliot Crosby cancelled out Bradley Drisdale’s opener for Clapton, and Maurice Byfield grabbed the winner as Phoenix fell to defeat.
In the other all-Premier Division quarter-final affair, Mile End upset title-chasing Shakespeare as goals from Shane Baptiste, Jake Davy and Ollie Oluwaimilehim secured a 3-2 win.
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In Division One of the Hackney & Leyton League, leaders Krystal FC were denied victory by Highfield despite a hat-trick from Varga Antila in a highly entertaining 3-3 draw.
Tope Olataju scored twice for Highfield, with Michael Alayero also on target as the points were shared.
That draw opened the door for Lions FC to close the gap at the top, which they managed in dramatic style, beating Wounded Knee 4-3.
Knee led 2-1 at half-time, but a brace from Onisim Chelba and a second goal from Kevin Crenatt completed a spirited second-half comeback.
Forest Athletic remain on Lions’ coat-tails after they beat Riviera FC 3-1, denting their opponents’ promotion prospects in the process. Second-half strikes from Gideon Bello, Bradley O’Donovan and Dwayne Sharron secured the win for Forest.
Elsewhere, two goals from Ferhat Bilgil gave Dynamics FC a 2-0 win over Hackney All Stars, Athletico Angels defeated already-relegated Newcresse 3-2 and Heegan FC were awarded their game as MDM United failed to show.
In Division Two, Bristow City secured promotion with a comfortable 3-0 win over relegated Walthamstow Village. Toby Connor was twice on target and Jordan Smith completed a memorable season for Bristow.
Meanwhile, David Cork-Apolmow’s double gave third-placed Birkbeck Orient A a 2-1 victory over Haggerston.
Elsewhere, Jack Morgan Cup winners Delta Athletic dealt BG United another defeat as goals from Nyren Dyer and David Hennessey cancelled out H Andonov’s strike for BG in a 2-1 win.
In Division Three, Chapel United warmed up for next Sunday’s Jack Walpole Cup quarter-final against Young London Meteors with a rousing 8-3 triumph over second-placed Boston Celtic.
A brace apiece for Joe Sea-Brook, Paul Connell, John Wiggs and further strikes from Chris Mulroy and Daniel Monero completed the rout for Chapel.
Maynell kept their survival hopes alive, defeating Boroughs United 3-1 through goals from Adrian Johnson, Hamedine Ba and Ants Manu.
Elsewhere, Stratford Athletic and Top Red drew 2-2, while Regent’s Park Rovers were awarded the points against Bocca Albion.
In Division Four, Waltham Forest United closed the gap on leaders Renaissance to five points with a thrilling 3-2 victory that puts them outside the promotion places on goal difference alone.
Second-placed Dynamo Gobbler drew 2-2 with Wojack Sunday – and it was the same scoreline between Birkbeck Orient B and East London – while two goals from Kam Lowe helped Woodford Rovers to a 4-3 success over Leyton Manor.
Elsewhere, Bethune FC continued their fine form with a 4-2 victory over fourth-placed Eastway Olympia, while South London Sharks thrashed Bow Badger 5-1, with Sam Lupton and Stuart Leslie both scoring twice for Sharks.