Week 2 but the first full week of league fixtures saw 3 new teams to the Amalgamated Lifts Limited Premier Division. St Michaels who last year were in the London & Kent Suburban League Premier Division got off to a good start in WESFA with a 5-3 win at Jam. Daniel Tarrant scored twice for the new boys along with strikes from Adam Fahy, Jordan Wainwright & Jack Jolly while Reion McFarlane (2) and Philip Owusu were on target for Jam. Fellow former LKSL new boys Orpington Eagles (pictured) hosted last season's Plumstead Challenge Cup winners Long Lane B, and despite chances for both sides there was no break in the deadlock with the game finishing 0-0. Another new side to the Premier Division were Woolwich 90 who won promotion at the end of last season, they hosted reformed Eltham Phoenix B and ran out 3-2 winners, Daniel Cotterill, Renato Marinalli and Danny Edwards on target for last season's London Cup finalists, while Tony Robinson and Chris Grizzle were on target for Eltham Phoenix B.
In the Supreme Engraving Senior Division, Bostall Old Boys are the early leaders after 2 goals from Matthew Poynton helped them to a 3-2 win over New London. Gary Carr with the 3rd goal. Jason Hammett and Goodluck Ojih on target for New London but it wasn't enough to salvage a point. Paul Morgan and Zack James were on target as Phoenix Knights got off to a good start with a 2-1 win over Woodside Celtic, Bradley Killick's penalty the consolation for Celtic. Elsewhere Cutty Sark failed to field a side, so Eltham SF are off to a winning start without kicking a ball.
For Division One we welcome the first of our new Divisional Sponsors for this season, Danson Property Services. Nine goals in the game that took Teviot Rangers to an early lead at the top of the table, as they rack up a 6-3 win over Long Lane A who last season were in the LKSL as Welling Town A. Owen Jeavons gets one of the season's first hat-tricks along with two from Ryan House and one from Jake Darling for Teviot while Jerron Cragg (2) and David Serodio were on target for Long Lane A. Nine goals as well as Abbey Wood won by the odd goal against Danson Albion. Chris Hart (2), David Bacon, Grant Mayhew & Ben Queen on target for Abbey Wood while no mentions for Danson who haven't completed Full Time and get a fine. Points shared in the next two games as Junior Reds Spartans and Maroon XI share 4 goals, George Collins and Zekarias Ghidey on target for the home side, with Dan Lott and Chris Rostek on target for the away team. Finally a battle between the divisional newcomers as promoted Bayswater RK faced new boys Welling Town and a 1-1 draw ensued with Welling scoring both! Alex Ball scoring in the right end.
Division Two and we welcome ABA Technical as sponsors, but it was an old name heading for the top of the early table. Louis Rowbotham scored a hat-trick, with Bobby Rochford on target for FC Plasma, while Welling Town A proved as generous as the Division One team to make it both teams scoring goals for their opponents as Plasma racked up a 5-1 win. Perry Godward scoring the consolation for Welling. Jordan Johnson and Stuart Jordeson got Mottingham Park Rangers off to a good start with a 2-0 win over Baldon Sports WESFA, while Bexley Athletic and Advent Royals cancelled each other out in a 1-1 draw. Scott Hollingsworth and Enoch Charway the scorers for each side.
We now welcome a third division and more new sponsors in Summerhill Music. Heath FC (last season's Borussia Heath 15) got off to a flying start with a 5-1 win over Lessa FXI, Connor Kennedy with a hat-trick, Blair Anderson and George Atkins for Heath, while Gary McKenna was on target for Lessa FXI. AFC Kingfisher find themselves in 2nd spot after a 3-1 win over relegated Woolwich Royals, David Scott, Dominik Smereczynski and Will Stent for Kingfisher, while Arben Qenani was on target for Royals. Baldon Sports Reserves made their debut in the league against former Selkent side Abbeymead, and it was Baldon who took all three points in a close game winning by the odd goal in 5. Joshua Evans scored twice and Alfie Dade once, while Alex Akinrinmade and Raqib Williams were the scorers for Abbeymead.
More games this coming week, and more sides start their season but there are more ways than one to win. Don't forget WESFA Lotto, for the chance to win life changing amounts of money, and at the same time raise money for the league. It's cheaper that the National Lottery at £1.50 so why not have a go?