Well we usually start with County Cup matches but the headline of the week this week must go to Division One Bexley Athletic in the Plumstead Challenge Cup. Hosting 3rd placed Premier Division side Orpington Eagles, a stubborn performance from Bexley and a missed penalty took the match to extra-time, where the first division side progress 5-3. Orpington had Mitchell Row scoring a brace, with Nathan Hunter netting from the spot, but the heroes this week were from Bexley, for whom goals from Adam Pettitt, Paul Corbett (2) and Renell George (2) including a 5th from 45 yards as Orpington pressed for a equaliser see them progress to round 2 and a home tie against Bostall Old Boys. Elsewhere in the Plumstead Challenge Cup, AFC Croydon Town failed to show for their match at New London. The committee will sit on this one.
In the London FA Sunday Junior Cup, Teviot Rangers are the team flying the WESFA flag. Goals from Ryan House, Gary Mulgrew and Owen Jeavons see them progress 3-2 against Orpington & Bromley side Barnehurst. Baldon Sports Reserves travelled to West London and a game against Tristars and Deloitte 2nd team, and goals galore as the game finished 6-6 after 90 minutes. The home side kept their nerve from the spot 4-2. 4-2 was the same scoreline at Clapham Common as Merton Athletic disposed of Maroon XI, Chris Rostek's brace not enough, while Heath hosted NW London, and went out after a 8-0 thrashing.
Into League action and in the Amalgamated Lifts Limited Premier Division, Eltham Phoenix B are top of the tree after a 5-2 win over leaders St Michaels. Two goals a piece from Theo Johnson and Jordan McTigue, plus Ilyas Hassan's strike for Eltham, while Dave Reeves and Billy Skinner were on target for St Michaels. Club Santacruzense de Londres creep up to third spot after goals from Marcio Augusto (2), Tiago Santos and Filipe Abreu gave them a 4-1 win at Sabanoh 97. Wilson Brown scoring the consolation. Woolwich 90 are in 5th after sharing 4 goals and the points with Springhill United who are now 8th. James Noel scored twice for Woolwich while Marcus Nielson and Danny Parmenter were on target for Springhill. Finally Long Lane B have their first league win, with a 3-0 win over Jam. Joe Borland, Jack Robbins and Tom Rush on target.
In the Supreme Engraving Senior Division, Eltham SF remain leaders despite having the week off after Cutty Sark folded. 2nd spot belongs to Woolwich Spartans, who recorded a 5-3 win at Phoenix Knights. John Black bagging a hat-trick, with Nick D'Cruze and Nicholas Joel also on target. Jack Cox bagged the game's other hat-trick to now avail. Two goals from goal machine Sam Bailey help keep Hornfair on contention in third with a 4-1 win over Woodside Celtic. Lewis Oduku and Jack Henderson with the other goals, while Dennis Williams scored for Celtic. Turk Ocagi Limasol Russellers are in 6th after a 3-2 win over Bostall Old Boys Blues who are 5th. These three points replace the 3 they lost when Cutty Sark folded, and despite being their second league game because of all the cups, it is now back as their first! Jason Thanni scored twice while Taylor-Jay Heward also netted. Ryan Noonan and Peter Tyrrell scored for Bostall.
In the Danson Property Services Division One, Bayswater go second after inflicting leaders Abbey Wood's second 5-1 defeat in 8 days. Joey White (2), Joseph Grant-Hines, Robin McMahon, and William Tremain all on target for Bayswater RK, while Ben Queen was on target for Abbey Wood who still remain top, but their lead is down to just 2 points. FC Forza Greenwich are into 4th spot, with a 3-3 draw over Welling Town. Dan Oliva, Matthew Woolf and Shakeel Zuberi on target for Forza, while Alex Ball struck twice and Lee Knight once for the home side who are now 7th. Long Lane A are up to 6th with a 2-1 win over Kent Wanderers thanks to Jerron Cragg's brace. Connor Barry was on target for Wanderers who are 5th. Danson Albion are off the mark at the foot of the table with a 1-1 draw against Junior Reds Spartans, Jamil Musa on target for Spartans, but no credit for the Danson scorer who wasn't named on either FT or their team sheet.
Into the ABA Technical Division Two, and Mottingham Park Rangers remain top of the pile after a thumping 7-0 win over Thamesmead. Stuart Jordeson (3), Lois Reven (2), Jordan Johnson and Esmail El Khabaz all on target for the leaders. Junior Reds Athletic remain hot on their tail 2 points behind after a 4-1 win at Eltham Phoenix A, Ben Malyon's hat-trick and a penalty from Joe Lattimore for Reds, while no details available for Phoenix. FC Plasma are 3rd on goal difference after a 3-1 win over Advent Royals. Jamie Southin (2) and Bobby Rochford among the goals. Elsewhere Baldon Sports WESFA are up to 6th with a 2-1 win at Springhill United Reserves, Marcus Johnson and Bradley Cowling on target for Baldon for their first 3 point haul, while Daniel Prior's goal wasn't enough for Springhill who remain at the foot of the table.
In the Summerhill Music Division Three, Abbeymead remain top of the tree after coming from 2-0 down to win 3-2 against Lessa FXI, Karlton Lynch, Jordan Akintomide, and Adam Soyemi the heroes after Steve Gullifer and Kris Ruffell put Lessa ahead. Vanbrugh are in second spot after a narrow 2-1 win over Mottingham Forest who remain bottom and without a point. Harry Becker-Hicks and Mark Eaton were on target for Vanbrugh, while James Moore was on target for Forest. Woolwich Royals are in 3rd after goals from Havor Hristov, Arben Qenani and Mirjan Qenani secured a 3-0 win against Eltham Lions.