Holders Young London Meteors go through in Jack Walpole Cup
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Jack Walpole Cup holders Young London Meteors remain on course to retain their trophy, after goals from Richard Owusu and Derick Gyimala gave them a comfortable 2-0 victory over Waltham Forest United.
Shakespeare are also through, after Troy Deering and John Hind both scored twice in the 5-1 rout of FC Bartlett.
In the Dickie Davies Cup quarter-finals, Clapton Rangers hammered Tottenham Phoenix 12-1, with tormentor-in-chief Nathan Scarborough helping himself to four goals, and both Sid Egan and Ashley Taylor-Forbes scoring braces.
In the Hackney and Leyton Junior Cup semi-finals, Jordan Acabaster scored twice as Boroughs United dumped holders Top Red out, beating their fellow Division Three opponents 3-1.
Boroughs will meet Division Four outfit Wojack Sunday in the final after an impressive 3-0 win over Chapel United, with O’Neal Rowe, Danio Brown and Nick Ashworth all on target for Wojack.
In the Premier Division, Mile End continue to take advantage of fellow strugglers London Meteors’ cup exploits, as they pulled further away from the drop zone with a 3-2 win over Mustard.
In Division One, FC Krystal remain the side to catch at the summit after Andriy Mozil’s hat-trick made it 11 wins from 12 with a 3-1 victory over Wounded Knee.
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In hot pursuit of Krystal are Forest Athletic, who were thankful to a brace from Bradley O’Donovan in their 3-1 win over Heegan.
The chasing pack includes MDM United and Riviera, who both clocked important wins over Athletico Angels and Newcresse respectively. MDM were 4-2 winners, with James Briggs twice on target, while a brace apiece by Abjul Sullack and Oraldu Kola guided Riviera to a 4-1 victory.
Highfield have moved further away from relegation danger after a 6-1 triumph over Hackney All Stars, while a brace from Onisim Chelba helped Lions FC to a 4-2 win over Dynamics.
In Division Two, Angel & Crown are clawing back Bristow City’s league lead, after beating Walthamstow Village 7-0. Robert Townsend scored a hat-trick for Angel, while Bristow were left frustrated after BG United scored late to draw 2-2.
Bristow, who thought they had the game won through Toby Conner and Jordan Smith strikes, now only have a two-point lead at the top.
The result gives third-placed Birkbeck Orient A renewed promotion hope, aided further by a 3-1 win against Jay Cubed in which George James was twice on target.
City Fliers are themselves only four points off the promotion places despite losing 4-2 to FC Haggerston, while Shoreditch Fire Penguins and Delta Athletic drew 1-1.
In Division Three, second-placed Regent’s Park Rovers missed the chance to solidify their promotion hopes after they were soundly beaten 3-0 by Stratford Athletic, while Dean Maffis scored a goal in each half to give Maynell a 2-1 win over Gladstone Wanderers.
League leaders Boston Celtic now have a six-point cushion after Leigh Hartley scored twice in a 3-2 win over Football Club 22, while Bocca Albion beat Wenlock Arms 4-2.