Beaupierre’s heroic goalkeeping display secures cup win for Tottenham Phoenix

Chapel Old Boys unfortunate to lose in Jack Morgan Cup climax

Tottenham Phoenix won the Jack Morgan Cup with a slender 1-0 victory over Chapel Old Boys in the final at Wadham Lodge.

Both teams started the game with attacking football and after 15 minutes, Kaivery Thompson broke the deadlock with a 25-yard curler into the top corner.

Chapel then had several chances before the break, but failed to score.

After the interval, Chapel kept Phoenix in their own half for long spells, but goalkeeper Christian Beaupierre stood firm, making several fine saves.

Beaupierre’s performance earned him the man of the match award, a testament of how unlucky Chapel were not to score.

In the Jack Walpole Cup semi-finals, Lapton won 4-0 against FC Storm, with Maurice Byfield scoring a hat-trick and Gabriel adding the fourth.

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Bancroft United beat Lancresse Rangers 5-1 in the other semi-final. Bancroft were leading 1-0 at half time, but Tope Olefegu equalised for Lancresse in the second half with a stunning volley.

Bancroft’s scorers were Jake Davey (2), Westley Erskino, Shane Allen and an own goal. They will meet Lapton in the final.

In the Premier Division, Mile End led leaders Real Romania 1-0 at half time, thanks to Jack Hicks’ goal.

Catalin Cazacu equalised for Romania in the second half, before Hicks scored his second of the match in the last minute to seal victory for Mile End.

Red Devils moved up to second place, courtesy of a 2-0 win over Black Meteors. Alistair Buffonge opened the scoring in the first half before Zeek Watson added a second after the break.

Ten-men Albion Manor dented FC Metwin’s title hopes as they earned a well-deserved point, in an entertaining 0-0 draw.

In Division One, champions Hackney Borough fought back from 2-0 down, to draw 3-3 with FC Polit. Ryda Knight, Johnny Tama and an own goal were on target for Polit, while Marlon Marriot-Dixon, Alfie Greenaway and Alex Bramble scored for Hackney.

Cosmopolitan Athletic came from behind to win 4-3 against Vio Romania. A Sherwin Stanley brace, plus goals from Antony Yamson and Syde Cole were enough to cancel out Vio’s efforts from Grab Ion, Moscal Miwai and Hador Ion.

Eugene Appiah, Danny Walker, Andy Compton and Junior Xatse were all on target as Tergemo beat Embassy Snooker 4-2.

Division Two leaders Shakespeare won 3-1 against Warren Hackney, with Tommy White, Ashley Clark and Dave Walker on the scoresheet.

Jack Morgan Cup winners Tottenham Phoenix came back from 1-0 down to win 2-1 against Jay Cubed to keep their treble chances alive. Steve Small had given Cubed the lead, before Kaivery Thompson equalised and Menalick Richards scored the winner.

Para Siempre ran out 5-2 winners against Delta FC, thanks to a brace from Alex Williams, plus goals from Bilal Badat, Hanut Gurbuz and Tab Donomeive.

Division Three leaders Mustard FC were defeated 2-1 by Comets FC, who moved up to second, just one point behind top spot.

John Green had given Mustard the lead before strikes from Billy Stevens and Steven Deering secured victory for Comets.

In Division Four, Chapel Old Boys overcame their cup final disappointment by beating nine-man Highams Park Rangers 11-2. Ricky Gilbert and Antony McKennon scored the consolation goals for Rangers.

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