Week 37 Update - Sunday 14th May 2017

Plumstead Challenge Cup and the Alliance Cup Finals were the big games today and I'll touch on them briefly seeing as they have already had their own write ups. The first game at Welling United was New London v Woodside Celtic which saw Jason Hammett and Jerry Reeves put New London in control at half time, but division champions Woodside stormed back in the second half with goals from Dennis Williams, James Tester and Lee Turner to snatch the victory in the last minute. 

The afternoon game in the Plumstead Challenge Cup was between WESFA and LKSL teams. Long Lane of WESFA faced Baldon Sports champions of the LKSL and in a fiery encounter it was Long Lane who came out on top thanks to goals from Jack Webber and two from Jack Carthy to secure a 3-1 win and lift the PCC. Grant Bilney scored the consolation for Baldon Sports. 

Meanwhile the Leader Trophy reached the Semi Final stage, and Springhill United Reserves reached their first final in their inaugural season thanks to a shock 6-0 win over AFC Kingfisher. Daniel Quarshie scored a hat-trick, while Ashley Care, Steve Marsh and William Tansley were also on target. The other tie between Borussia Heath 15 and Woolwich Royals was a bit tighter with extra time needed to separate the sides after a 1-1 draw. Woolwich Royals edging to the final with a 2-1 win, but no credits to goalscorers as Full Time wasn't done again (must love the fines!). 

The Bert Holloway Trophy was still working on the Group Stage final places and Eltham SF won the group thanks to a 6-2 win over Mottingham Park Rangers who also qualify in second spot. A hat-trick from Toby Brown plus goals from Bradley Simms, Jordan Davids and Connor O'Sullivan-Church, doing the damage. David Harvey and Esmail El Khabaz were on target for Mottingham Park Rangers who now face a daunting trip to Phoenix Knights in the Semi Final, while Eltham SF face Premier Division opposition in Turk Ocagi Limasol Russellers on Sunday 21st with the final just 4 days later. 

One game in the Amalgamated Lifts Limited Premier Division saw a cracker of a game with Jam stealing a win at Springhill United after a clanger from goalkeeper Steve Gobbett. Clement Edewor, Enobong Idiong, Niven Nkanash and Michael Soile to snatch the points for Jam while goals from Adam Graham, Danny Parmenter and Patrick Ward just weren't enough. Jam now sit 3rd awaiting the outcome of the Santcruzense v Long Lane match on the 28th to see if they can hold that spot. 

We could have the champions of the league tomorrow as Sabanoh 97 host Club Santacruzense de Londres at Coldharbour Sports in a 1030 kick off. A win for either side will bring the championship, while a draw will mean Santacruzense would need a win at Long Lane on the final day. 

In the Supreme Engraving Senior Division, loads of goals as Maroon XI and Eltham Phoenix went toe to toe and Eltham Phoenix came out on top by the odd goal in 9. Two goals a piece from Bill Jukes and Chris Rostek not enough for Maroon XI while Eltham Phoenix have not logged their records on Full Time. Maroon finish their season in 8th spot while Eltham Phoenix have one to play and sit in 8th. Neither side will be overly impressed with that. 

No games played in either the first or second division, as the cups took priority. 

Seven games tomorrow and the pick is most certainly at Coldharbour Sports. Wherever you are, enjoy the game.