Hackney & Leyton League: Highams Park come close to cup upset

Division Four side go two goals up, before losing 4-2 to Premier side Army & Navy

Highams Park Rangers came so close to pulling off a huge Dickie Davies Cup upset after leading Premier Division side Army & Navy 2-0 at the break. Sadly for the Division Four outfit they ended up losing 4-2.

Hot-shot marksman Mark Christodoulou and Jason Taylor had given Rangers the surprise lead before strikes from Dean Francis, Danny Byrne, Lee Daniel and Lee Makepeace saw Army & Navy into round two.

Premier Division side Red Devils put in a stunning second half performance to beat Wenlock Arms of Division Two 6-0.

Wenlock put in a spirited first period showing to go in level at the break, but doubles from Roddy Lemba and Lyam Allen plus goals from Carlos Nelson and Zeek Watson saw the top tier side through.


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A Premier Division side were knocked out by lower league opposition, when Division One’s FC Polit beat Independiente London 2-1, thanks to goals from Rida Knight and James Purcell, with Savi Serna replying for Independiente.

Rickey Stewart was in fine form for Alpha Grove as his four goals led his side to a 5-4 win over Chapel Old Boys, with Daniel James scoring the other Grove goal.

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Albion Manor beat Birkbeck Orient for the second time in two weeks in different cup competitions.

Manor were 7-0 winners on this occasions thanks to a hat-trick from Luke Rowland, a double from Vasyl Splyouk and singles from Ricky Edwards and Nicky Best.

Hackney Borough beat Shoreditch Fire Penguins 5-1, with goals by Marlon Marriott-Dixon (2), Lee Vega, Alex Bramble and Nathan Pond, while Kane Reid replied for Shoreditch.

Division Two side Athletico Angels beat Division Four’s Walthamstow Village 4-2, thanks to a James Brockbank treble and a Thomas Brockbank strike.

Mustard beat fellow Division Three side Lockers 6-1, with goals by Billy Wenzel (2), Gary Silvera, Jason Lewis, Billy Riches and Anthony Jeffong, with Cass Weaver replying for Lockers.

Goals from Tyler, Vinney Williams, Ben Hoskyns and Shane Allen earned Bancroft United a 4-0 win over Jay Cubed.

Division One side Embassy Snooker defeated Division Four’s Bow Young Prince 7-0, with doubles from Aron Page and Dwayne Sharon, plus singles from Aron Johnson and Simba Welch, as well as an own goal.

FC Storm of Division One beat Cock Tavern 3-1, with goals by I Kovtsanjak (2) and V Tyrianskiy, with Daryl Barclay replying for Tavern.

Lucian Domnica and Dorin Balaceanu earned Real Romania a 2-0 win over Delta FC. J Warren and S Kinner scored for AFC Knights who lost 3-2 to Florist Arms.

Shakespeare and Tergemo played out a thrilling cup tie, with the two sides level at 4-4 after 90 minutes, Charlie Wells struck the winner in extra time for Shakespeare.

Danny Walker scored Shakes’ other goals, while Dennis Osbourne, Andrew Compton and Lee Charlton replied for Tergemo.

A goal in each half from Menalick Richards and Jeromine Anglin earned Tottenham Phoenix a 2-0 win over Hackney O’s.

In the Jack Walpole Cup first round, Lancresse Rangers came from 2-1 down against Premier outfit Black Meteors to lead 3-2, before Meteors equalised in the last minute.

With no further goals in extra-time the match went to penalties, which Rangers won 4-3.

Toks Williams (2) and Dean Richards were the Rangers scorers, while Bright Derrah, Edward O’Ansah and Enoch Boateng replying for Meteors.

In the Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division, Woodgrange Rovers won 2-1 against FC Metwin.

Leon Walker had given Rangers a 1-0 half-time lead before Nathan Scarborough equalised for Metwin. Josh Coulton struck the winner mid-way through the second half.

In Division One, Cosmopolitan beat Vio Romania 4-1 with goals by Darnyl Stanley (2), Dominic St Hill and Nathan Manthurin, with Grab Ion replying for Romania.

Fredd Tussel struck twice, while Gregg Josling was also on target for Para Siempre who lost their Division Two match to Bristow City 6-3.

In Division Three regents Park Rovers beat Azzurri One 6-1, for whom T Gunn scored, while in Division Four goals from Richard Austin and D Keefe earned East London a point as they drew 2-2 with Maynell.

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