Hackney & Leyton League: Champions Lapton beaten in opener
Albion Manor make it two from two
Jason Elliot gave Manor an early lead before Daniel Stephenson leveled, while a strike from Courtney Laidley gave Lapton a 2-1 lead.
Darren Whelan scored just before the break to make it two apiece before Vasyl Sobylyuk scored Albion’s winner with 10 minutes remaining.
A Billy Riches double gave Army & Navy a 2-1 lead over Bancroft United, before a late strike meant the points were shared.
Abrahams Mahood was the hero for newly promoted Mile End, who came from behind twice to beat Red Devils 3-2. Rasheed Teiocax and Carlo Nelson had given the Devils the lead.
Newly promoted Cosmopolitan won their opening Division One encounter of the season 3-1 against Lancresse Rangers.
Liam Patrick, Nathan Mathurn and Sherwin Stanley scored for Cosmo, with Rangers’ reply coming from Lide Olas.
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Fellow Division One new boys Storm launched a spirited comeback after finding themselves 3-0 down to Adam & Eve, but were eventually beaten 3-2.
Dean Bail and Tom Rafferty had given Adam & Eve a two-goal half-time lead before Lee Vega made it three, with the Storm reply coming from K Smali and Ivan Koutsanjak.
Lee Charton scored Tergmo’s condolation after they were beaten 5-1 by Hackney Borough and Wounded Knee put in an excellent second performance to be at DC 10.
One down at the break, goals from Daryl Lynch, John Squires and Russel Hughes meant it was they who captured the points.
In Division Two, Delta defeated Hackney & Leyton League new boys Bristow City 3-1 in an entertaining encounter.
Jamie Robson, Bob Taylor and Jack Beard were on target for Delta, while Pip Wroe scored Cities consolation.
A long-range effort from Jason Fixon in the seventh minute was enough to earn Jay Cubed the three points against newly promoted Alpha Grove.
Prolific striker Menalick Richards picked up from where he left off last year, as he hit a hat-trick in Tottenham Phoenix’s 6-2 win over Para Siempre. Jeromine Anglin, Kiren Smith plus an own goal completed the scoring.
Warren Hackney and Wenlock Arms shared the points after drawing 2-2, with Paul Morton and an own goal on target for Hackney.
Shakespeare defeated Athletico Angels 3-0 thanks to a Dave Walker double and a strike from Michael Chisudulu.
In the third division, goals from Phil Ellerby and Ewan Willars earned Lockers a 2-1 win over Cock Tavern, with Adrian Raphael replying for Tavern.
Goals by Anthony White and Jack Masters earned Comets a 2-0 win over Florist Arms, while AFC Knights beat Midfield 3-0 with goals from D Martin, M Alford and J Hare.
Promoted Regents Park Rovers began life in Divion Three with a 6-0 demolition over new side Azzurri One.
Stuart Taggart smashed a hat-trick, while Steven Gall, Chris Korshaw and Jens Jorn Ginnew were also on target.
Shoreditch Fire Penguins and Mustard played out an highly entertaining 3-3 draw.
Aban Hill struck twice with Alex Pynl on target for SHoreditch, with Antony Geoffrey, Dennis Diego and Kiren Conway scoring for Mustard.
Bow Younhg Prince began their Division Four campaign with a 3-0 win over Haggerston Nomads, with Ian Meade, Graham Critchiley and Alex Stirling on target.
Hackney O’s began life in the league with a thrilling 5-3 win over Highams Park Rangers.
James Calender hit a double, while Ricky Bartle, Lee Whitelock and Kwesi Gaarde found the target, with Mark Christodoulou (2) and Jamie Curtis replying for Rangers.
Hat-tricks from John Moore and James Connor earned Eastway Olympia the 6-2 win over Walthamstow Village.