Mustard are keen, but unable to hang on against Rangers
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Greg Moorse’s brace was not enough for Mustard as they pushed Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division leaders Clapton Rangers all the way before eventually going down 4-2.
Moorse’s goals enabled Mustard to lead twice, but Rangers fought back to win, with Ashley Taylor-Forbes, Ade Cole and Ricky Edwards all on target before Brian Okwera hit a fourth late on.
Sasha Prigg’s double kept Shakespeare in pursuit as they defeated third-placed Niva-Unistream 4-1, with Troy Deering and Doren John also on the scoresheet.
In another exciting game, Dylan McEvoy scored twice for RL United against New Kuba, with Antony White and Tony Papmore also finding the net to take their side into a 4-0 lead.
However, Kuba staged a second-half comeback and almost earned themselves a point, with Michael Nwosu and Dwayne Malcomb among the scorers as they eventually went down 4-3.
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Forest Athletic moved to the top of Division One with a 9-3 triumph over Hackney Allstars, while MDM remain second despite their 7-5 defeat at the hands of Heegan FC.
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Mahad Nur netted a hat-trick for Heegan, with Hassan Adan scoring twice and Abdinasir Hasi and Adam Mohamed also on target.
Second-half goals from Tom Parrott and Karim Ennouiti sealed a 2-1 win for Wounded Knee against Athletico Angels, who had gone ahead through Jonathan Blakeley.
Denis Artenbra and Guner Kaya found the net for Dynamics in their 2-0 victory over Highfield, while Elton Dervisha scored twice as Riviera beat Lion 4-1, with Antmir Kapampolla and Gaz Dauti also on the mark.
John Sawyer’s hat-trick helped to ensure Bristow City took over at the top of Division Two after defeating City Fliers 5-2, with Liam Steffano scoring the other two goals for the new leaders.
Ed Wood and Owen Powell were on target for Fliers, while Angel & Crown knocked previous leaders FC Grove off the top as Callum Ellis struck a last-minute volley – his second of the game – in a 3-2 win.
Peter Moncur hit a brace, with Sam Ansurin, Jack Coules and Marcelo Verougo also on target in FC Haggerston’s 5-2 success against Birkbeck Orient A, whose goals came from Jermaine Campbell and Miles Creeny.
Daniel Antony netted both goals as Walthamstow Village overcame Jay Cubed 2-1, with Patrick Barrett replying from the penalty spot. Delta Athletic beat BG United 2-0, with Nyron Dyer and Daniel Colley scoring.
Leigh Hartley’s strike secured a 1-1 draw for Division Three leaders Boroughs United against their closest challengers Boston Celtic, after Quillon Placide had put Celtic in front.
Regent’s Park Rovers are third in the table after they edged out Football Club 22 2-1 with goals from Max Langlands and Keith Murray. Terrell Alleyne scored Club 22’s goal.
Peter Green scored twice for Chapel United in their 5-3 win over Tommy Flynn’s (Hackney), with Chris Mulroy, Daniel Moneiro and Michael Carlin also on the scoresheet.
Bocca Albion and Stratford Athletic drew 1-1, with goals from Dave Sweeney and Sam Woodford respectively, while Top Red beat Wenlock Arms 3-1 and Gladstone Wanderers overcame Maynell 4-2.
Joe Cridland’s double helped South London Sharks open up a two-point lead at the top of Division Four after they beat East London 5-3. Daniel Bazon netted two for East London.
Second-placed Wojack Sunday fought out a thrilling 5-5 draw against Dynamo Gobbler, with O’Neal Rowe and Jalon Rowe scoring braces for Wojack and Gobbler’s Tom Rosenthal netting a hat-trick.
Kaio Bach and Luke Hawes both hit doubles for Leyton Manor as they beat Bethune 5-2. Dean Griffin scored both the Bethune goals, while David Dice and Jake Messer earned Renaissance a 2-0 win against Bow Badgers.