Hackney & Leyton League: Phoenix and Meteors to contest Hackney Gazette cup final
Tottenham Phoenix are through to the Hackney Gazette Cup final after a 4-1 win over Hackney O’s.
Division two promotion chasers Phoenix fell behind to their Division Four opponents when Richie Leigh gave the O’s the lead midway through the first half.
Tottenham fought back and were 2-1 up at the break and two second half goals made sure of their progress, with Menalick Richards and Ruel Sandiford both netting doubles.
They will meet Premier Division outfit Black Meteors after edging out Division One side Wounded Knee.
Two goals from Will Morehowe put Knee in front to cancel out Enoch Boateng’s first half strike, but another Boateng goal and a Maxwell S-Abu goal saw Meteors through.
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Albion Manor scored six goals in the last 20 minutes to beat Independiente London 6-1. Jhonajan Torres gave Independiente the lead before a double from Jason Elliot, plus goals from Mathew Harris, V Sopiyuk, Tony Walker and Nicky Best won the game for Albion.
Bancroft United moved up to joint second in the table after beating FC Metwin 4-3. Vincent Williams and Shane Aaron hit doubles, while James Smith, Nathan Scarborough and Joe Benjamin replied for Metwin.
Division One leaders Hackney Borough continued their march towards the title after beating Tergemo 4-1.
Gavin Kealey, Alfie Greenaway, Curtis Brown and Charles Day scored for Borough, Andy Dolan replying from the spot for Tergemo.
A Konstantin Smal goal was enough for Storm to beat Embassy Snooker to stay in second place while FC Polit beat Lancresse Rangers 3-2.
Stephen Prince hit a brace to put Polit two goals up, before Donny Corbally and Tope Oleteju levelled up for Lancresse before Metwin Lowden won the game with a 25 yard free kick with the last kick of the game.
Goals by Alex Williams and Ashleigh Smithson earned Wenlock Arms a 2-1 win over Para Siempre, who scored through Alex Williams. Division leaders Shakespeare beat Bristow City 3-0 thanks to goals from Jon McGreal, Tigo Harrison and Adam Butler.
Division Three leaders Mustard suffered only their second defeat of the season after losing 2-1 to Azzurri One, for whom Frankie Notaro scored both, with Daniel Cassidy scoring for Mustard.
Second placed Florist Arms needed a last minute winner to edge out Cock Tavern, with Darly Barclay scoring for Tavern.
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