Hackney & Leyton League: Real top after win in eight-goal thriller
PREMIER LEAGUE leaders Real Romania went three points clear at the top of the chasing pack after a 5-3 win over Red Devils.
Goalscoring machine Ionut Coropceanu struck a hat-trick, while Catalin Cazacu and an own goal sealed the win. Roddy Lemba, Craig Allen and Tolu Akintayo were on target for Devils.
FC Metwin were comfortable 6-1 winners over previous leaders Albion Manor.
A first half goal blitz put them well on the way, with James Smith (3), Nathan Scarborough and Dean Hull on target. Carlos Fowler made it six just after the break, while Darren Whelan scored a late consolation.
Champions Lapton stay in fourth place after drawing 2-2 with Bancroft. Lee Brown scored both for Bancroft.
Division One leaders Hackney lost their first game of the season after going down 2-1 against FC Storm. V Tyriansky gave Storm the lead midway through the first half, before Gavin Kealy equalised just before half-time. V Kotsan scored the winner from the penalty spot after in the 70th minute, as Storm moved up to fourth.
Embassy Snooker and Adam & Eve played out an entertaining 3-3 draw. Dwayne Sharron, Richardo Gaffe and Gideon Bello scored for Embassy.
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Third place Lancresse Rangers drew 3-3 with Vio Romania. Toks Williams (2) and Dean Richards scored for Rangers, while Beny Palelici (2) and Ohistu Proinci were on target for Romania.
Wounded Knee moved off the bottom after beating Tergemo 2-1 thanks to goals by Kit Welsh and Will Moorhouse. Danny Geelan replied for Tergemo.
FC Polit beat Cosmopolitan 5-1 thanks to a Ryda Knight double, plus strikes from Johnny Tama I Green and an own goal. Anthony Yamson replied for Cosmo.
Shakespeare remain top of Division Two after a 5-0 thrashing of Wenlock Arms, with goals by Maurice Brown, Terry Butler, Ashley Clark, Lee Heneahan and Tommy Jenkins.
Delta came from behind to beat Jay Cubed 4-2. Bashrim Selman hit a treble, with Dave Armstrong also on target, while Pat Barrett and Jonathan Corbett replied for Jay.
Tottenham Phoenix suffered only their second league defeat of the season after losing 4-1 to Bristow City.
Mark Amodio (2), Charlie Kennard and Pip Wroe scored for City.
Warren Hackney defeated Para Siempre 5-2 thanks to a Jordan Grimes brace, plus goals from Paul Morton, Javan Trottman and Jack Todoro. Zuhayr Aboucasem and Jeremy Teh replied for Siempre.
Division Three leaders Mustard maintained their lead at the top of the table after a comfortable 5-1 win over Shoreditch Fire Penguins. Harry Jones, Tashan Lewis, Greg McDougall, Billy Wenzel and A Jeffries scored for Mustard.
Comets lost their second game in a row when they were beaten 3-1 by AFC Knights.
Regents Park Rovers move up to second place in the table after a double from Keith Murray and an Ed O’Brien strike led Park to a 3-1 win over Cock Tavern, for whom Jason Orr was on target.
Azzurri One moved off the bottom of the table after beating Midfield 6-5. P Maxwell and H Smyth both hit doubles, while F Nottaro and P Nottaro were both on target.
Division Four leaders Chapel Old Boys edged out Maynell FC 2-1, with John Barfoot scoring both.
Hackney O’s were 5-3 winners over Eastway Olympia, with Richie Leigh (2), Ricky Bartle, Keith Harrison and Wes Gunner scoring one each, while Billy Fell, Jay Howson and Daniel Little replied.
Birkbeck Orient stay fourth in the table after a 2-1 win over Haggerston Nomads. Johnson Odakonyero and Marais Youngsam scored for Orient.
East London move off the bottom after a 4-3 triumph over Bow Young Prince with goals by Jerry Adegbyi, Mus Celick, Anish Patel and Eric Aleurang.