Williams strike earns victory for champions Bartlett against New Kuba
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A solitary strike from Vincent Williams was enough to secure a winning start to the Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division season for FC Bartlett against New Kuba.
Shakespeare remain third despite going being beaten 2-1 by Mustard. Troy Deering gave Shakes the lead midway through the first half but Drew Phillips equalised before the break and Greg Moorse grabbed the winner in the second half.
RL United edged out London Meteors thanks to goals from Pat White and Dylan McEvoy. Jose Aguah replied for the Meteors.
MDM moved three points clear at the top of Division One with a thrilling 6-5 win over Forest Athletic.
Two goals apiece from Jermaine Nicolson, Kofi Billy and James Bright secured the win. Aaron Johnson’s hat-trick and a brace from Dwayne Sharron were not enough for Athletic to snatch a point.
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Double strikes from Crab Jon and Alan Mesi enabled Lions to see off the challenge of Highfield in a close encounter.
Henri Bruno hit his own double for Highfield and Adam Camara also responded, but it was not enough as they went down 4-3.
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Birkbeck Orient A are in third place after a clinical finish from Mike Long gave them a 1-0 victory over Delta Athletic.
Bristow City remain top of Division Two after they overcame Shoreditch Fire Penguins 3-2.
A brace from John Sunyer and a goal from Fred Russell were just enough to seal the victory for City, who held on despite goals from John Stansford and J Jella making them sweat a little.
Second-placed FC Grove beat bottom side Jay Cubed 4-3 thanks to a late winner from Ricky Hanmore, with his second goal of the game.
Warren Pond and Jason Orr were the other goalscorers for Grove, while Patrick Barrett, Justin Leonce and Lamie Luxford replied for Cubed.
BG United beat Haggerston 3-2 thanks to goals from D Georgiev and I Stambolis. Peter Moncour hit both goals for Haggerston.
In Division Three a double from David Frost secured a 2-0 win for leaders Borough United against Stratford Athletic.
Gladstone Wanderers beat Football Club 22 thanks to a first-half hat trick from Graham Bates, a second-half brace from Jack Male and a Byron Reece goal. Tom Harney and Terell Alleyne replied for Club 22.
Wenlock Arms drew with Maynell in an entertaining match that ended 3-3.
Dynamo Gobbler edged out Waltham Forest United 4-2 in Division Four, with a brace by Gredkon Adien and goals from Matty O’Leght and Chris Gill.
Renaissance beat East London 4-1.
In the Dickie Davies Cup Bocca Albion beat Woodford Rovers 5-1.
Heegan FC lost 5-3 to fellow Division One side Hackney All Stars.
Birkbeck B won 3-1 against fellow Division Four side Eastway Olympia in the Jack Walpole Cup.
Chapel United beat South London Sharks 4-1.