Davey’s treble clinches Jack Walpole Cup for Mile End
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Mile End blitzed Mustard FC to lift the Jack Walpole Cup after Jake Davey hit a hat-trick in a 5-1 win.
Mile End, who received a walkover in the semi-final against Young London Meteors, were grateful to Davey’s majestic treble in a hotly-contested match.
Mustard, who were thrashed by Clapton Rangers in the Dickie Davies Cup final last week, finished eight points above their Premier Division rivals in the table, but they were well beaten.
Greg Moorse gave Mustard a glimmer of hope when his penalty brought the score back to 2-1 five minutes before half-time.
But Mile End ensured there would be no comeback, with Davey completing his hat-trick before Jason Burwood and Karl Stephens capped a one-sided affair with further strikes in the second half.
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In Division One of the Hackney & Leyton League, Riviera FC completed their promotion-winning campaign with a 5-3 triumph over Highfield FC.
Riviera trailed 2-1 after Adam Camara’s double, but Oraldo Kola bagged a second-half brace to turn the match on its head, before Ioli Gyata and Elton Dervishaj sealed another Riviera victory.
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In Division Three, Boroughs United completed a successful season with a 4-1 win over Gladstone Wanderers.
David Frost scored twice, with Byron Price striking for Gladstone in between further Borough goals from Denzle Reid and Clem Oderinde.
In Division Four, Wojack Sunday were crowned champions with an emphatic 11-4 victory over Woodford Rovers.
Danio Brown and Lee Bruce both scored hat-tricks, adding to a brace from Dean Waite and further strikes from Lee Hall, Jalon Rowe and O’Neal Rowe. Doubles from D Ogbebor and S Hassan were never going to be enough for Woodford.
Waltham Forest United beat Bow Badgers 8-0 as Othello Rolet helped himself to a hat-trick, and Rory Gillander also scored twice.
Finally, draw specialists Dynamo Gobbler were held to a 1-1 tie with South London Sharks. Graham Dodds gave the Sharks the lead, but Julian Forrester ensured the points were shared.