Hackney & Leyton League: Lapton claim cup double

Lapton beat Bancroft in Jack Walpole Cup final

Lapton captured their second cup final of the season and the Jack Walpole for the third season in a row after a 2-0 win over Bancroft United on Sunday.

United were the victims last week as they once again left Wadham Lodge as runners up.

Bancroft started strongly, but Lapton’s goalkeeper Eray Demirkol and his back four held firm.

Lloyd Barzey broke the deadlock in the 12th minute and he scored his second four minutes later with a low drive to the goalkeeper’s left.

Maurice Byfield was brought down in the box after 25 minutes and after picking himself up converted the spot kick to put his side three goals up.

The second half began once again with Bancroft in the ascendancy and although they created several chances, they failed to convert any of them as Lapton were crowned champions, with Gabriel named as man of the match.

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It was the fitting end for Steve Gergis, the secretary and chairman who will leave the club after 10 years.

“Only one other team has won this competition three times in a row, so we are happy with that,” he said.

“I would have swapped both cups to win the league for a fifth year in a row, but I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the club.”

Hackney Gazette Cup winners Black Meteors lifted their second trophy of the season following a 1-0 victory over Division One runners up FC Storm on Friday night at Wadham Lodge.

In an entertaining match where both teams had periods of domination, Richard Owusu gave Meteors a first half lead after hammering home a volley after 15 minutes.

Meteors had a goal ruled out for offside halfway through the second period, but it mattered little as the Meteors lifted their second trophy of the season.

Bancroft’s Richard Owusu was named man of the match.

The top two in Division Two faced up as Shakespeare and Tottenham Phoenix played out a 5-5 draw.

The lead changed hands several times during the match and the teams were level at two apiece by half-time.

Tommy White struck a double for Sheakespeare, while Dave Walker, Sacha Prince and Tom Jenkins were also on target.

Jerome Anglin struck a brace, while an own goal, a Ruel Sandiford strike and a Spencer Bygrave goal sealed the draw.