Top Red triumph on penalties in Hackney & Leyton Junior Cup final
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Top Red upset the form book and overturned a two-goal deficit to beat Bocca Albion 4-3 on penalties and lift the Hackney and Leyton Junior Cup.
Division Four side Top Red conceded goals either side of half-time from Sam Norris and Daniel Harris, but Freddie Williams and Tom Beresford’s goals in the last 10 minutes forced extra time.
Matthew Alagiha gave Red the lead, but Division Three side Bocca equalised in the closing stages through Daniel Brown, only to be denied in the shoot-out.
Niva-Unistream booked their place in the final of the Dickie Davies Cup with the 4-2 defeat of Shoreditch Fire Penguins, thanks to a brace from Constantin Tronciu and goals from R Zelenin and I Melesco, while Jack Sellen and Duncan Coombes replied for Penguins.
Goals from Joe Killingback, A Cole and Ashley Thorbes helped FC Bartlett battle back from two goals down to force extra-time and penalties in the semi-final of the Jack Walpole Cup.
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Vincent Williams, Amor McLaren and Lee Heneghan all found the target for Bartlett, but could not help prevent defeat, as they lost from the series of spot-kicks.
FC Polit moved three points clear at the top of Division One, after seeing off Shakespeare 3-2 thanks to John Moore’s double and one from J Elull. Troy Derring and Wesley Erickson replied for the Bards.
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A brace from Tope Olateju and an Andy Benskin strike helped Newcresse FC edge past Wounded Knee 3-2, while Joshua Ade and Russell Hughes were on target for the losing side.
Birkbeck Orient moved closer to the Division Three title with a 4-1 win over Stratford Athletic, after Joe Latimer scored twice to give them a half-time lead, before Miles Creeny and Harry Raymond completed the tally, and Tim Reynolds grabbed a consolation.
Second-half goals from Gavin Keely and Daniel Monero cancelled out A Shabi’s opening strike to maintain Maynell’s Division Four title charge with a 2-1 victory over FC Haggerston.
Wojack Sunday enjoyed a day to remember with the 15-0 thumping of East London thanks to four from Lee Hall, hat-tricks for Jalon Rowe, Danio Brown and Ian Bruce, and a brace from S Rowe.
A hat-trick from Michael Coles helped Leyton Orient Fan’s Trust sweep aside Leyton Manor 7-3, before Rikki McKenna, Paul Jenkins and Reece O’Connell’s double completed the scoring.