And we start this week with two County Cup matches carried over from the previous week, one because of dual county affiliation and one because the referee didn't read the rules! Progressing are New London in the London FA Sunday Trophy, having been beaten in extra time by Middlesbrough Supporters South last week, the match was scheduled to be replayed as there is no extra time in the early rounds of the London Cups, and Middlesbrough Supporters decided to concentrate their efforts elsewhere and conceded the tie leaving New London to progress to the next round where they will host JG Chingford. No further progression for Turk Ocagi Russellers though, their trip to Crayford Athletic in the second round of the Kent Sunday Junior Cup ended in a 2-0 defeat to end the County Cup trail for TOL this season.
Domestically the Plumstead Challenge Cup kicked off properly with a stack of matches. The biggest game without doubt was the tie between El Valiente of the Hackney & Leyton Sunday League who hosted Eltham Phoenix B at Hackney Marshes among lots of Social Media build up. It was the home side who came away with the bragging rights and the chance to host Woolwich 90 in the next round courtesy of a 4-2 victory. Chris Grizzle and TJ Jaiyeola were the scorers for Phoenix. The shock of the round came at Eltham Goals as Division One Kent Wanderers thrashed Cutty Sark (Thamesmead) 9-0, a result that saw the Senior Division club fold two days later. Ricky Gould hit 3, Wilfred Penmani (2), Connor Barry (2), Jamie Grove and Anthony Putrus-Schnell were also on target. The winners now host TOL Russellers in round 2. Senior Division leaders Eltham SF showed no mercy on their first division opponents Advent Royals with a 7-0 win thanks to goals from Thomas Ngegba (3), Jedidiah Brown, Charlie Gaish, James Simmons and Temitope Oladimeji. Eltham SF now host Long Lane A in round 2. Thamesmead were also among the goals as they hit 8 against their division 3 opponents Baldon Sports Reserves. No goalscorer details available for Thamesmead, but Danny-Jay Wallis and Charlie Hosmer were on target for Baldon. Jam overcame a difficult challenge in Woolwich Spartans 4-1 with Michael Soile, Myles Alexander, Jacques Francisco and Raphael Aromokun cancelling out Jack Oliver's goal for Spartans. Jam now face Danson Albion or Springhill United in the next round. Maroon XI came up against old friends in Heath FC but there were no favours in the match, Maroon progressing 3-0 thanks to Dan Lott, Chris Sheppard and Liam Spicer goals, a trip to Abbey Wood now awaits Maroon XI. Junior Reds Spartans are also through after a 7-2 win against basement side Mottingham Forest, Aram Mulwe hit two with Toyosi Allo, Lewis Crabb, Charlie Griffin, Faisal Qadri and Ahmed Hasan all on target as well. David Shaw and Corey Lye hit the consolations for Forest. Spartans now travel to Lessa FXI. Bayswater are through to the second round as well and a trip to LKSL side Baldon Sports after a 2-1 win over Vanbrugh. Robin McMahon and Elie Kayembe the heroes for Bayswater. Lewis Maddison was on target for Vanbrugh but it wasn't enough. Two hat-trick heroes for Hornfair Athletic with Sam Bailey and Steven Flaherty securing a 6-4 win against Mottingham Park Rangers and a second round tie against AFC Kingfisher or Baldon Sports. Teviot are the last team through thanks to a 5-2 win over Welling Town, with Jake Darling and Owen Jeavons hitting a brace a piece. A daunting tie in the next round as they will face the winners of Long Lane B and Sabanoh 97 which was abandoned with Long Lane leading 4-0. The management committee will rule on this once any case has been heard by County.
One tie in the Presidents Cup saw an Extra Time winner for Club Santacruzense de Londres against Springhill United. Vitor Abreu and Marcio Augusto for the home side with substitute Patrick Haverty sending the game into extra time for Springhill United. Santacruzense now host Orpington Eagles in the next round.
In the Amalgamated Lifts Limited Premier Division, a Nick Jackson goal was enough to give Woolwich 90 the points against Footscray Lions and moves them into 5th spot in the table.
In the Supreme Engraving Senior Division, goals galore as Woodside Celtic beat Bostall Old Boys by the odd goal in nine. Bradley Killick (2) Alexandru Loan Bobeica, Jon O'Mara and Dennis Williams were the Woodside scorers, while Peter Tyrrell hit a hat-trick with Jack Duvall also weighing in for Bostall. Woodside are now up to 3rd spot with two games in hand.
In the Danson Property Services Division One FC Forza Greenwich maintained their 100% start to WESFA life with a 5-1 win at Abbey Wood who could field just a bare 11. Jordan Ellis scored twice with Henry Lee and Jon Dyson also on target. Also hitting were Long Lane A who have found form, Tony Stanley with a hat-trick plus Jerron Cragg and Charlie May strikes secured a 5-3 win over Danson Albion.
Two games in the ABA Technical Second Division, with Ashley Care scoring the only goal as Springhill United Reserves overcame Eltham Phoenix A, while Junior Reds Athletic and FC Plasma shared 8 goals and the points. Ben Malyon and James Beasley among the goals for the Reds, while Louie Rowbotham, Jamie Southin and Leigh Ives were on target for Plasma.
Two games in the Summerhill Music Division 3 and goals from Kevin Pinner, William Afasunwo and Raqib Williams see Abbeymead win 3-0 at Woolwich Royals and secure the lead at the top of the table. Eltham Lions secured a 3-2 win over Lessa FXI with no goalscorers recorded. Danny Allen & Harry Fox on target for Lessa FXi.