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.
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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.