League leaders Mile End lose their unbeaten record to Shakespeare

Mile End (dark blue) lost 3-1 to Shakespeare in the Hackney & Leyton Sunday League.

Mile End (dark blue) lost 3-1 to Shakespeare in the Hackney & Leyton Sunday League. - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Mile End remain top of the Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division despite losing 3-1 against a rejuvenated Shakespeare.

Jake Davey scored for the table-toppers, but strikes from Troy Deering, Ashley King and Corina Harrison ended Mile End’s 100 per cent start to the season.

Tottenham Phoenix moved up to third after overcoming Highfield 3-2 in a closely-fought contest. Grace Ndinga, David Oloase and Elliot Crosby were on target for Phoenix while Gary James and Ted Danky replied for Highfield.

Elsewhere, FC Bartlett made it two wins from two with a 3-1 win over FC Niva.

In Division One, Wounded Knee edged past Forest Athletic with a 3-2 win in their top-of-the-table clash. Both sides went into the game unbeaten but Nick Hussey and Joshua Ade were both among the scorers as Knee secured victory.

Dynamics are up and running with their first win of the season, a 4-3 success over Heegan. Abdilahi Nur, Mohamed Abubakar and Abdalla Jaamac were all on target for Heegan.

In Division Two, newcomers FC Stepney picked up their first victory of the season with a 5-3 win over Delta Athletic.

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Goals from Martin Jones, Denny Curran, Darius Freeman, Yuisif Olawinke and substitute Jon Ashman completed the scoring for Stepney.

Chris Donnehy, Daniel Anthony and Ricky Hanmore were on target for Delta, but they could not prevent a second defeat of the campaign.

Elsewhere, a Hristo Andonov hat-trick helped BG United record another win and move up to third with a 4-2 success over bottom side Hacimac.

Jay Cubed recorded a 3-0 win over Boroughs United, while Tommy Flynn took an early lead against Top Red through David Adesina, only for their opponents to storm back and claim a 5-2 victory, with Jack Hewitt twice on target.

In Division Three, Boston Celtics remain top despite losing 4-1 to unbeaten Regent’s Park Rovers. Martin Pelummy helped himself to a hat-trick while Tom Lucas completed the rout.

Gladstone Wanderers are up to fifth after beating Football Club 22 2-0 courtesy of goals from Tim Troung and Dean Thomas.

Wojack Sunday returned to winning ways with a 3-0 triumph over South London Sharks. Anthony Daddy, Ian Bruce and substitute Mike Collins were all on target for Wojack, who move up to seventh.

FC BKT beat Stratford Athletic 4-3, and Waltham Forest destroyed newcomers ELE FC 7-1, with Ciaran McLean scoring four.

Woodford Rovers continue to look the team to beat in Division Four after maintaining their unbeaten start with an impressive 8-0 destruction of Bow Badgers.

Birkbeck Orient B did their goal difference no harm with a staggering 18-1 victory over hapless FK Athletico, who have lost all three of their games so far with a goal difference of minus 39.

Islington side Boundary Estate, who transferred from the Camden League, continued their good start to the season, with a wonder goal from Pet Kelly earning them a 1-0 win over Dynamo Gobbler.

Bethune remain third in the league after a 6-2 win over Eastway Olympia, while Eagle FC stay second after they saw off Wenlock Arms 3-2.

Finally, Islington-based Mustard played their first ever County Cup match and won 4-1 against AFC Kumazi Strikers, with George Green, Joe Seabroke, Yasser Tazi and Alan Hutchins all finding the net.