Hackney & Leyton League: Bancroft edge Real in thriller

Bancroft claim 4-3 win in topsy turvey encounter.

In a thrilling end to end fixture Bancroft United edged Real Romania 4-3 in the Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division.

The game swung one way and then the next as Bancroft went two goals up in the first 10 minutes before Romania found momentum to go 3-2 up.

United were far from done and two goals in the last 10 minutes meant they ran out 4-3 winners.

Black Meteors were in dominant form as they easily disposed of Woodgrange Rovers 6-2, thanks to doubles from Edware Ansah, Enoch Boateng and Maxwell Sarfo Adu.


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Mile End survived a late Independiente London fight-back to win 4-3.

Four goals to the good thanks to a Jack Higgs hat-trick and a Javan St Pierre strike the game seemed to be in the bag with 10 minutes left.

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Independiente showed great spirit to fight back with Mauricio Moogl, Camulo Montondo and Oscar Oslencia pushing their side close to snatching an unlikely draw.

An Andrew Compton strike was not enough for Tergemo to take anything from their Division One clash with Adam & Eve, who ended up 2-1 winners.

Mark Warl-Warl hit a hat-trick, while Sherwin Stanley and Richard St Claire all hit doubles as Cosmopolitan beat Wounded Knee 7-3, for whom Jason Reid (2) and John Bray were the scorers.

Lancresse rangers edged out FC Storm 4-3 with a double from Toks Williams and singles from Ben Myers and Ezra Hardware. K Smal, V Tyrianskyi and C Koutsunayre replied for Storm.

Hackney Borough proved too strong for Embassy Snooker, winning 7-1. Marlon Marriott-Dixon and Shane Joseph both hit two each, while Lee Vega, Alex Bramble and Wesley Manning also got their names on the score sheet. Andrew Campbell replied for Embassy.

Daniel Armstrong and Rida Knight were on target for FC Polit, as they drew 2-2 with Vio Romania, for whom Grab Ion and Samuel Emasescu were on target for Vio.

In Division Two, Alpha Grove beat Para Siempre 4-2 with goals from Ricky Stewart (2), Kane Mallone and Chris Parnell, while Harry Gregory scored both of Siempre’s goals.

Mark Amodio and Charlie Kennard both hit trebles as Bristow City beat Athletico Angels 6-0, while Mark Hennessey, Kemal Kabour and Jack Beard were all on target for Delta, who beat Warren Hackney 3-1.

Sacha Prigg hit a hat-trick, while Tommy White was also on targetas Shakespeare beat Wenlock Arms 4-3, for whom Ricky Hanmore scored all three goals.

Tottenham Phoenix were too strong for Jay Cubed and beat their opponents 5-3. Jerome Anglin hit four goals, while Kieren Smith was also on target. Justin Leonce (2) and Steve Smalls were Jays’ scorers.

AFC Knights showed great nerve to beat Azzuri One 5-4, thanks to doubles from Lewis Hare and Dean Scoffins, while James Warren also found the net.

H Smyth (3) and R Notaro were Azzurri’s scorers.

Comets were in top scoring form as they thrashed Cock Tavern 9-3. Ashley Herron hit three, while Tony Bradley struck twice. Justin Skehill, Billy Stevens, Adam Heath and Anthony White all scored. Khris Korsachk, Adrian Raphael and Daryl Barclay replied for tavern, while goals from Sean Hincheon and Steven Fairchild earned Lockers a 2-1 win over Regents Park Rovers.

Diego Dennis, Tashan Lewis and Edward Smith were on target for Mustard who beat Florist Arms 3-1.

Markus Youngsam was the hat-trick hero for Birkbeck Orient, who ran out 4-0 winners over Haggerston Nomads in Division Four. Johnson Odokonyero was the other Orient scorer.

Hackney O’s and Eastway Olympia played out a 2-2 draw, with Lee Marshall and James Connor scoring for Eastway, while Ricky Bartle and Damien Daniels replied for Hackney.

Bow Young Prince drew 2-2 with East London, for who Wayne Stephenson and Eric Alwrang scored.

Mark Chrisodoulou hit a hat-trick, while Andre Davis, Chris Papacosta and Jamie Curtis were all on target for Highams Park rangers as they beat Maynell 6-1, with R Gray scoring their consolation.

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