Four-midable Rangers stay clear of the pack
Hackney & Leyton League LEADERS Clapton Rangers maintained their four-point lead over champions Lapton after an emphatic 4-1 victory over Prince Regent. Rangers took a one-goal lead into the interval, courtesy of Daniel Senghore, and Tope Olatoju, James S
Hackney & Leyton League
LEADERS Clapton Rangers maintained their four-point lead over champions Lapton after an emphatic 4-1 victory over Prince Regent.
Rangers took a one-goal lead into the interval, courtesy of Daniel Senghore, and Tope Olatoju, James Smith and Sid Egan added three more after the break, with Garry Clifton scoring Regent's consolation.
Goals from Dean Robinson, Wale and Kola earned Lapton a 3-1 win over Old King John's Head after Anthony White had given OKJH a surprise lead.
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Similarly, Enoch Boateng's strike gave Black Meteors a one-goal half-time lead against Albion Manor, but Matthew Harris equalised for Albion with a long-range effort.
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In Division One, Army and Navy N16 remain top after a 4-0 win over Mile End, with goals coming from Phillip Slack, Tony Scully (2), plus a Jamie McDonald penalty.
Real Romania moved into second place after a 7-2 win over FC Metwin. Ionut Coropceanu (2), Florin Virlan (2), Costri Lazar, Antonio Mieroi and Marian Necucai were all on target for Real, with Alan Eames scoring both Metwin's goals.
Real's thumping win meant London Aprillia slipped to third place on goal difference despite beating Fenerbahce 3-1. Kurt O'Brien, Francois Capman and Ben Stone were Aprillia's goalscorers, with Erdal Hazart replying for Fener.
Gascoyne edged out Wounded Knee 2-1, with goals from Dave Genius and Michael O'Donaghue giving them a 2-0 half-time lead. However, Jason Reid pulled a goal back after the break to ensure a nervous final few minutes for Gascoyne.
In the clash of the promoted teams, Lancresse Rangers came out on top, beating Midfield 2-1. Adrian Sterling handed Rangers the lead, and though Luke Trimm levelled, Amor McLaren bagged the winner.
Club 93 beat Leyton Trader WM 9-2, with Marvin Patterson scoring a hat-trick. Leon Dennison (2), Jermaine Boateng, Jamie Joseph and Carlos Fowler were also on target, while Sheridan Wynter and Kevin Feeley replied for Trades.
In Division Two, leaders Homerton Rangers beat AC Scorpions 6-3, with goals by Lee Greenaway (2), Scanchez Daniel (2), Quincey Roberts and Raul Liverington.
Delta stay in second place on goal difference after a fine 3-0 win over promoted FC Highstone. Delta led 1-0 at the break thanks to Martin Hawkes, and Jack Beard and Stuart Farren added two more in the second half.
Goals from John Kelly (2), Shaun Morgan and Darren Lewis earned Hospital Tavern a point in a highly entertaining 4-4 draw against Lockers FC.
Old George E2 earned their first points of the season, with a 2-1 win over Leyton Trades 2. Jason Cann-Woode and Keith Harrison were on target for Old George, with Dwayne Sharon hitting back for Trades in the second half.
A Michael Case hat-trick, plus goals from James Brockbank (2), Ashley Green, Daniel Green and Adam Knight earned Athletico Angels an 8-1 win over Walthamstow Village.
Lammas stayed top of Division Three after beating Jay Cubed 2-0 thanks to goals from Dennis Osbourne and Danny Walker. Hoxton are hot on their heels following an 8-6 win over Hackney Borough, with Jason Rooney (4), Calvin Holman (2), Garmon Apgarth and Dean DaCosta Hoxton's goalscorers. John Caicedo, John Malone, Adrian Clark-Richard and Alex Caicedo replied for Hackney Borough.
Maynell beat Royal Boys 7-3, with goals coming from Sean Shand (3), Barry Thomas, Moss Oke, Desmond Pascal and Simon Pascal. Michael Ogustainous scored a hat-trick for Boys.
Mesiah Odinma scored the only goal of the game as Tottenham Phoenix beat Wenlock Arms, while goals from Louis Mitchell, Declan Ruane, Dave Gibbons and Tom Rafferty earned Big Kahuna a 4-3 win over AFC Knights. Chris Howard, Louis Hare responded for Arms, who were also helped by an own goal.
A Matt Webb brace plus goals from Matt Coombs and John Stanford, plus an own goal, sealed a 5-0 victory for Shoreditch Fire Penguins against Florist Arms in Division Four. Regents Park Rovers edged out Old George 2nd Athletic 2-1, with goals from Shaun Brown and Franfoy Alegandro. John Pretula replied for Old George 2nds.
In the London Sunday Junior Cup First Round, Cock Tavern from Division Four were beaten 7-4 by Cyprus Red Star, from Sidcup. Danny Barkley and Rafael scored twice each for Tavern.