Week 20 Update - Sunday 15th January 2017

The weather tried it's best over the preceding days to kill the fixture list but failed to succeed with a number of games still taking place.

Starting with the Plumstead Challenge Cup, and two teams from outside WESFA progress to the Quarter Finals, AFC Croydon Town from the Croydon Municipal League needed extra time to dispose of Premier Division Springhill United 2-1 after the first 90 finished 1-1, they now go on to face Senior Division Cutty Sark or Premier Division Long Lane. Also through are London & Kent Suburban League side St Michaels, who thanks to a Jack Jolly hat-trick, came back from 3-1 down to snatch a late 4-3 win against Maroon XI.

WESFA interest in the Kent County Cup ended with Welling Town's trip to East Malling, and a narrow 1-0 defeat.

The Dewar Shield saw two ties out of the three scheduled played, and both needing extra time to be settled. Premier Division leaders Sabanoh 97 hosted Senior Division title contenders Phoenix Knights and the Premier Division side managed to seal the deal in extra time 5-2, Sahr Francis Fania netting twice with Wilson Brown, Elijah Kargbo and Isa Bangura also hitting the net. The other tie was an all Premier Division affair with Junior Reds Seniors travelling to title hopefuls Club Santacruzense des Londres and again extra time was the order of the day, with the home side edging a thrilling tie, 5-4 to progress with the help of a Vitor Abreu hat-trick. Sabanoh 97 will now host Baldon Sports in the Quarter Final while Club Santacruzense will host Eltham Phoenix or Cutty Sark, a tie which succumbed to the bad weather of the weekend.

The Alliance Cup (Division One) had one tie and this saw 4th placed New London travel to 5th placed Abbey Wood and it could have gone either way but went with form. New London progressing courtesy of a 5-2 victory thanks to goals from Jason Hammett (3), Romel Holmes-Lewis and Arlindo Covington.                                  

The two games in the Amalgamated Lifts Limited Premier Division fell victim of the weather, as did all of the games in the Supreme Engraving Senior Division.

Division One saw some football, and it's all getting congested at the top as Old Roan Red Lions capitalise on FC Plasma's 5-2 defeat at Mottingham Park Rangers to move joint top on 27 points but 3rd on goal difference. Two goals from Stuart Jordeson plus strikes from Jordan Johnson, Esmail El Khabaz and Lois Reven gave Mottingham Park Rangers the points, while Old Roan Red Lions recorded a 6-3 win at Royal Arsenal thanks to a hat-trick from Danny Lawson and a brace from Paul Greenhead. Woolwich Royals grabbed a 5-1 win against FC Puma, but once again no goalscorers recorded on Full Time.

In Division Two, and Kent Wanderers used their game in hand over Advent Royals to open up a 3 point gap at the top of the table. Goal machine Chris McGinty was at it again with 4 to take his season's tally to 35 and by some stretch be the league's leading scorer. Wilfred Penmeni scored twice, while further goals were added by Ricky Gould, Sean Kelly and Allan Bastel. Vanbrugh move into 3rd spot with a 3-2 win over Lessa FXI, goals from, while Gary McKenna and William Podciborski were on target for Lessa. Mottingham Forest move up to 9th after doing things the hard way against Meridian Sports. Meridian stormed into a 2-0 first half lead through goals from Charlie Cole and Lee Gould but second half strikes from Corey Lye, Jake Scott and a stunning winner from James Moore saw the home side come out with a 3-2 victory.

Another first half attack from Meridian Sports, but this time peters out to nothing.

Another first half attack from Meridian Sports, but this time peters out to nothing.