Cassidy inflicts crippling blow on Wounded Knee cup hopes
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Premier Division side Mustard needed Daniel Cassidy’s 85th-minute winner to break the deadlock against Wounded Knee of Division One in the first round of the Albert Daniels Senior Cup.
Dynamics also progressed to the second round, dispatching fellow second-tier team FC Polit in a thrilling 4-3 win which featured a hat-trick from the prolific Emrah Coskungonul.
In contrast, Niva-Unistream belied the all-Premier Division nature of their tie, thrashing Tottenham Phoenix 5-0 on their own patch.
Division One leaders Shakespeare required extra time to beat bottom-of-the-table Hackney, eventually triumphing 4-3 after the 90 minutes ended with the sides level at 2-2. Homerton also went through to the next round, with their opponents Newcresse unable to fulfil the fixture.
Bocca Albion showed the gap in quality between Divisions Three and Four, crushing Eastway Olympia 9-1 in the Jack Walpole Cup with the help of a Sam Norris hat-trick and a brace from James Corby.
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Phoenix closed the gap at the top of the Premier Division to just one point with a comprehensive 6-0 win against Albion Manor, who are in danger of being cut adrift at the bottom.
Gio Falzone netted four goals in the drubbing, as the title holders attempt to regain top spot from leaders FC Bartlett.
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Jay Cubed leapfrogged Athletico Angels to go top of Division Two after a 3-1 win over Walthamstow Village. The leaders went three up before attacking midfielder Jermaine Smart reduced the deficit with a superb solo effort.
Athletico still have a game in hand against bottom side NLM FC, but they squandered the opportunity to strengthen their grip on top spot, in a 3-3 draw with struggling Azzuri 1.
Despite gaining a valuable point, Azzuri 1 will be looking over their shoulders after Football Club 22 ripped NLM apart in a 6-1 victory.
The result takes Football Club 22 to within three points of safety ahead of the winter break.
City Flyers hung on to the coat-tails of runaway Division Three leaders Birkbeck Orient after a 4-1 win against Wenlock Arms, with a brace for Andy Shaw securing the three points.
Third-placed FC Duchess beat the league’s whipping boys Stratford Athletic 5-1, with five different players getting on the scoresheet for Duchess.
In a relegation six-pointer, Regent’s Park Rovers picked up a priceless win against Woodford Rovers, edging the game 3-2. The home defeat leaves Woodford mired in the relegation zone.
Top Red lived up to their name, maintaining a five-point lead over Boston Celtics in Division Four by beating second-bottom East London 3-1 and condemning the away side to their eighth defeat in nine matches. However, Celtics remain in the hunt for promotion after winning 4-1 at Leyton Orient Fans Trust.
That result kept them ahead of Maynell, as the third-placed team beat Prince of Bow 2-0 with the help of a goal from the league’s joint-top scorer Daniel Monero.
A brace from Sam Anjorin was the difference for FC Haggerston as they moved one point behind fourth-placed Wojak Sunday, courtesy of a 4-2 home win.