Bocca beat Maynell to reach Hackney & Leyton Junior Cup final


Bocca - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Steve Groom added the icing on the cake with the crucial third goal for Bocca Albion as they secured a place in the final of the Hackney & Leyton Junior Cup thanks to a 3-0 win over Maynell FC.

Sam Norris had given Bocca the lead with a first-half brace.

Sam Velody’s single strike 10 minutes from time booked Top Red’s place in the final after a 1-0 win over Leyton Orient Fans Trust in a hotly-contested game.

Premier Division side Black Meteors edged out Division Three’s Delta Athletic in a 2-1 win to secure a quarter-final tie against Niva-Unistream in the Jack Walpole Cup.

Goals in each half from Ba Ba Amando and Maxwell Sarfo-Adu allowed Metors to progress, while David Hennessey was on target for Delta.

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Meanwhile, Niva-Unistream moved into third place after Albion Manor failed to fulfil their fixture in the weekend’s only Premier Division tie.

FC Polit retained third place in Division One with a 3-3 draw against Newcresse FC thanks to goals from G Moore, Shane Joseph and L Shiggins, while Tope Olateju’s hat-trick ensured the points were shared.

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Russell Hughes’ double helped Wounded Knee sweep aside Highfield FC in a 5-1 victory, with Jason Reid, Tom Parrott and Godfrey Hamiltn completing the scoring, before Jonah Dennisson bagged a consolation.

Forest Athletic moved a point clear at the top of Division Two following a 3-1 win against Jay Cubed, as two from Bradley O’Donovan and one from Dwayne Sharron proved enough for victory.

Goals in each half from Brad Stoughton and Patrick Cunningham helped City Fliers edge two points clear at the top of Division Three with a 2-0 win over FC Duchess.

Shoreditch Fire Penguins thumped Wenlock Arms 8-0, and Stratford Athletic edged out Woodford Rovers 4-2, with two apiece from Mark Callie and Jonny Paine. Kain Lowe netted both goals for Woodford.

Hat-tricks from S Anjorin and Peter Moncur helped FC Haggerston to top spot in Division Four with a 6-3 win over Prince of Bow. Alfie Andrews netted a hat-trick in response.

Eastway Olympia moved into second place after a Daniel Little hat-trick and a goal by Jason Rooney sealed a 4-3 win over Wojack Sunday.

Boston Celtic drew 3-3 with Leyton Manor, but Bow Badger’s game with East London was abandoned after a shoulder injury to a player delayed the game by an hour and a half.

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