Niva Unistream shatter Wounded Knee’s hopes in cup
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Last year’s losing finalists Niva Unistream are determined to go one better this year by winning the Dickie Davies Cup following a 4-0 win over Wounded Knee.
But cup holders London Meteors are also intent on retaining their title, having survived a scare to defeat Highfield 4-2 on penalties.
Mustard FC beat Shakespeare 3-2 thanks to goals from Greig Moorse, Aaron Serious and Liam Labache.
In the Jack Walpole Cup, Clapton Rangers are through to the fourth round after strikes from Nathan Scarbourgh and Ashley Taylor-Forbes helped them to a 2-0 win over Forest Athletic.
The Premier Division’s FC Bartlett are still on course to win the Albert Daniels Senior Cup three years on the spin after overcoming Lions FC 5-4 on penalties.
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In the Jack Morgan Cup, Bailey Morean scored a brace as Delta Athletic beat Stratford Athletic to progress to the semi-finals. Albert Banrole and Ola Demeji were also on target for Delta in a comfortable 4-1 win.
South London Sharks are through having demolished Gladstone Wanderers 4-0 – Maraf Maykir and Ben McNamee added gloss to the scoreline after Callum Jones’ two-goal salvo had set them on their way.
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David Frost grabbed two goals in Boroughs United’s 3-1 triumph over East London, while a second-half strike by Joe Seabrook sealed Chapel United’s march on the last four at the expense of Haggerston FC.
In the Premier Division of the Hackney & Leyton League, Mile End eased their relegation fears with a crucial 3-1 victory over bottom club New Kuba, while Tottenham Phoenix were awarded the points after RL United failed to fulfil the fixture.
In Division One, FC Krystal beat Heegan FC 10-2, while Athletico Angels and Hackney All Stars played out an entertaining 4-4 draw.
Elsewhere, Ibby Sal’s late volley gave Dynamics FC a 1-0 victory over Newcresse FC, while a hat-trick from Paul Oyedokun failed to prevent MDM Utd from losing 6-4 against Riviera FC.
In Division Two, Bristow City remain top after a 2-1 win over Shoreditch Fire Penguins, but Angel and Crown remain on their heels after they recorded a 3-0 drubbing of Jay Cubed.
Walthamstow Village remain bottom after losing 1-0 to BG United. In Division Three’s only game, Memmett Emin scored a hat-trick in Regents Park Rovers’ 5-0 whitewash over Maynell FC.
The race for promotion from Division Four intensified as third-placed Wojack Sunday blew a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 with league leaders Renaissance, David Dice scoring all three of the Renaissance goals.
Elsewhere, two Tommy Mayers strikes kept Eastway Olympia’s faint hopes of promotion alive in a 2-0 win over Birkbeck Orient B.
There were also wins for Bow Badgers, Waltham Forest and Woodford Rovers over Leyton Manor, Dynamo Gobbler and Bethune FC respectively.