Boroughs United hold their nerve to win cup on penalties
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Boroughs United triumphed after a penalty shoot-out to lift the Hackney & Leyton Junior Cup after a closely-contested final against Wojack Sunday.
There were few scoring chances for either side over 90 minutes, but David Frost eventually broke the deadlock by putting Boroughs in front midway through the second period of extra time.
Dario Brown snatched a late equaliser for the Division Four side to take the contest to penalties – but it was Boroughs who held their nerve to win 5-4 on spot-kicks. Emeka Egbuonu of Boroughs was man of the match.
There was another shoot-out in the Dickie Davies Cup semi-final, where London Meteors’ bid to win the trophy for the third year running came to an end against Clapton Rangers.
Richard Owusu and Jose Agua gave Meteors a 2-0 advantage after 15 minutes, but Maurice Byfield and Ashley Taylor-Forbes brought Rangers level to take the tie to extra time.
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Michael Noble then edged Rangers into a 3-2 lead and, although Derick Jyrmain levelled for Meteors, they bowed out of the competition after losing 4-2 on penalties.
Nze Onzekwela netted a hat-trick, with Javan St-Prix also on target for FC Bartlett as they defeated Shakespeare 4-2 in the Premier Division, despite Sacha Prigg’s late double for the Shakes.
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Lee Smith’s brace helped Mile End to continue their impressive run of form with a 4-1 win over Tottenham Phoenix. Shane Baptiste and Jason Burwood were also on the mark for Mile End, with Menalick Richards netting the Phoenix goal.
James and Thomas Brockbank were both on target for Athletico Angels in their 2-2 draw with Forest Athletic in Division One, with Gideon Bello and Andrew Blake replying for Forest.
Igor Masktalic’s hat-trick, along with braces from Varga Attil and Andriy Mozil, set up a thumping 9-2 victory for FC Krystal over Dynamics, while there were also big wins for Highfield and Lions FC.
Tope Olategu’s brace helped Highfield to a 5-1 success over Newcresse, with Darius Motac finding the net four times for Lions in their 7-2 win over Heegan.
James Briggs hit a hat-trick for MDM in a 3-3 draw with Riviera, while goals from Sanchez Daniel, Wesley Forester and Patrick Powell helped Hackney All Stars to defeat Wounded Knee 3-1.
A goal in each half, from Robert Townsend and Raymond Richardson respectively, ensured a 2-1 win for Angel & Crown against BG United in Division Two.
Mike Long’s late winner gave Birkbeck Orient A victory over Bristow City, while City Fliers thrashed Walthamstow Village 7-0 and Delta Athletic beat Jay Cubed 2-1 with goals from Albert Bankole and Bailey Morgan.
Korin Begouzel struck a second-half hat-trick, adding to earlier goals from Joe Hammer and Rob Stockwell, as Regent’s Park Rovers beat Football Club 22 5-0 in Division Three.
Top Red also ran out 5-0 winners against Gladstone Wanderers, with Gabriel Mansu scoring twice, while Chapel United defeated Boston Celtic 4-0 with goals from Chris Mulroy, Daniel Monero, Ricky Page and Johnny Fitzpatrick.
Grant Dave scored twice, with Mo Hamdawi also on the scoresheet for Wenlock Arms as they beat Bocca Albion 3-1 to record their first league win.
In Division Four, Gideon Adler netted twice for Dynamics as they drew 3-3 with Eastway Olympia, while Joe Gridland also grabbed a brace in South London Sharks’ 6-2 victory over Leyton Manor.
Woodford Rovers won 5-2 against Birkbeck Orient B and Renaissance drew 1-1 with East London, with Darren Dice putting Renaissance ahead before Tony Gauci levelled in the second half.
Lee Carr scored twice for Bethune FC as they overcame Waltham Forest United 5-3, despite Ben Wheeler’s double for United.