Troy’s treble sends Shakespeare through in Dickie Davies Cup
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Troy Deering scored a hat-trick as Shakespeare FC made light work of MDM to progress to the fourth round of the Dickie Davies Cup.
Deering’s three-goal haul proved decisive, as the Premier Division side powered to a 5-2 victory over their Division One counterparts.
Mohamed Kamara and Kofi Bilg responded for MDM, but further strikes from John Hind and Sacha Prigg eased the Shakes into the next round.
Joining them are Clapton Rangers, who put the disappointment of last week’s London FA Sunday Challenge Cup quarter-final defeat behind them to record a 2-1 win over FC Bartlett.
Nathan Scarborough and Ashley Taylor-Forbes were both on target for Clapton, but Bartlett’s Temi Abuoloto halved the deficit to make Rangers hold on for their victory.
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In the Albert Daniels Senior Cup quarter-finals, Highfield’s Tope Olateju bagged a brace to consign fellow Division One side Dynamics to a 3-1 defeat.
Olateju opened his account inside 10 minutes, but Mario Jullo equalised with a stunning volley.
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Highfield were not to be denied, however, as Ike Mpuh restored their lead before Olateju doubled his tally.
Premier Division Mile End edged a thriller with Riviera, needing extra-time to seal their passage to the semi-finals with a 4-3 victory.
Ansley Gafper scored a hat-trick for End, but not before their Division One counterparts had led on three occasions in normal time.
Ahdo Bullaj, Oraldo Kola and Anrmir Kapaydolla all scored for Riviera but they were pegged back on each occasion, with Justin Cummins the other Mile End scorer.
Young London Meteors needed penalties to overcome Forest Athletic, with Jose Aguah’s hat-trick not enough for the Premier Division side to win the tie in extra-time.
Meteors were pushed right to the wire by their Division One opponents, with Dwayne Sharron scoring twice for Athletic but, with the sides locked at 4-4 after extra time, Meteors prevailed 5-4 on penalties.
In the Jack Morgan Cup, Louis Robinson scored twice as East London reached the third round, ousting fellow Division Four side Dynamo Gobbler 3-1 after extra time.
Division Three leaders Boroughs United are also in the hat after David Frost scored twice in a 4-0 romp against Woodford Rovers.
South London Sharks needed two own goals for a 3-2 victory over Football Club 22, while Stratford Athletic defeated Top Red 3-1.
Bristow City were dumped out by Chapel United of Division Three as Jordan Smith’s brace could not prevent a 4-2 defeat.
Goals from Chris Mulroy, Michael Carlin, Daniel Monero and Peter Green sealed Chapel’s progress, while FC Haggerston eased to a 6-2 win over Regent’s Park Rovers.
In the Premier Division, Niva-Unistream took advantage of Clapton’s cup commitments to reduce the gap at the top to six points with a 2-1 win over Tottenham Phoenix.
In Division One, FC Krystal are up to second following their latest sparkling performance, as Petro Sokil scored twice in a 6-0 drubbing of Newcresse FC.
Lions FC recorded an impressive 4-2 win over Hackney All Stars as league top scorer Grab Ion notched a sensational hat-trick.
In Division Two, Mikey Parker’s brace steered City Fliers to a 3-2 victory over Angel & Crown.
Goals from Robert Townsend and Sorin Chihai kept Crown within touching distance, but Jack Atherton secured the points for Fliers.
Patrick Barrett scored twice in a 4-1 victory for Jay Cubed over BG United, while Shoreditch Fire Penguins and Birkbeck Orient A played out an entertaining 2-2 draw.
In a Division Three relegation six-pointer, Bocca Albion staged a second-half comeback to beat Maynell 2-1 with goals from Ben Norris and Rhys Dunn.
David Dice scored a hat-trick to lift Renaissance to the top of Division Four with a 4-2 win over Bethune FC.