CONGRATULATIONS TO WOOLWICH 90 & WOODSIDE CELTIC
In the London FA Sunday Junior Cup, Woolwich 90 squeezed into the London Sunday Cup courtesy of some strong nerves after a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes against a strong Wheatsheaf Athletic side from the Southern Sunday League in Clapham. The resulting penalty shoot out finished 3-2 to the Charlton based side, sending them to a Semi Final and a trip to Catford Wanderers who disposed of Turk Ocagi Limasol Russellers earlier in the competition. Will Jam join them in the Semis? We will find out Sunday!
Woodside Celtic meanwhile became the first League Finalist of 2017, beating FC Plasma 2-1 in the Semi Final of the Alliance Cup. James Tester was hero then villain, scoring both goals before seeing red. Lee Cullen scored the goal for FC Plasma. Woodside Celtic will play either Old Roan or New London in the final which will be held at Welling United or Dartford FC.
In the President's Cup Quarter Final Welling Town Woolwich cruised past New Life United 5-1 to set up a more tricky semi final tie against Sabanoh 97. Danny Russell hit a double for Welling, while Gary Lawson, Keegan and Taylor Robinson were also on target.
In the Plumstead Challenge Cup, Long Lane progressed past Cutty Sark (Thamesmead) to set up a Quarter Final trip to Croydon Municipal Sunday League side AFC Croydon Town in Beckenham on March 5th. Goals from Jack Carthy, Jack Webber, Steven Smith & Johnny Wright were the heroes for Long Lane, while Michael Bright & Terry Millen were on target for the side going out.
In the Amalgamated Lifts Limited Premier Division, the gap between first and second remains 4 points. Sabanoh 97 lead the way with a 3-0 win over Footscray Lions, Wilson Brown, Rashid Kamara and Bankole Koroma with the goals. Hot on their tails with 2 games in hand are Club Santacruzense de Londres aftera Joel Ramos hat-trick secured a 5-1 win over Turk Ocagi Limasol Russellers. Sergiomar Da Silva and Vitor Abreu were also on target for the Portuguese side.
In the Supreme Engraving Senior Division Phoenix Knights lead the way from Woolwich 90, also with a 4 point gap, but the second placed side's involvement in numerous cups mean they have an amazing 5 games in hand. The Knights are the leaders though and a 3-1 win over bottom side Junior Reds Spartans courtesy of goals from Corbin Blackie and Aiden Fernandez to increase their lead to 4 points. With Woolwich 90 in London Cup action, Cutty Sark in PCC action and Eltham SF with the week off, Woolwich Spartans moved into 5th just 2 points off of 3rd placed Cutty Sark with a 3-1 win at Plumstead AFC. Adam Roberts scored twice and Habib Jakkari once to seal the points for the Spartans. Ayo Johnson scored the consolation for Plumstead. Danson Albion slip to 6th with a 2-2 draw at Maroon XI. Padraig Biggane and Joe Duggan on target for Maroon. Elsewhere, 7th & 8th placed sides Old Roan and Eltham Phoenix faced each other and goals from Adam Williams and Andy Avery ensured the points were shared.
In Division One, a massive upset at the top of the table as leaders Old Roan Red Lions got a trouncing by 5th placed Teviot Rangers 9-1. Owen Jeavons was the 5 goal hero for the home side while Ryan Jobson weighed in with a brace, Scotts Mulgrew and Dole were also on target. Ryan Martin was on target for Roan before seeing Red. New London missed the chance to move into 4th, after playing out a 2-2 draw with Baldon Sports Charlton who move into 8th spot. Jake Meredith and Roy Wheeler were on target for Baldon while Twana Raber and Usman Sanusi were the scorers for New London. Grant Mayhew scored twice for Abbey Wood as they beat Bexley Athletic 4-0 with Daniel Fearn and Joe Fullman also on target. Baldon move above Bexley Athletic into 8th spot. Just above them in 7th are Supreme Engraving Fair Play Cup Finalists Mottingham Park Rangers, who secured a 5-2 win over Royal Arsenal. Jordan Johnson scored twice while Stuart Jordeson, Esmail El Khabaz and David Ricketts also scored. Paul Corbett scored 2 for Royal Arsenal who seem to have no problem finding the net, but a huge problem in stopping the other sides scoring!
Division Two and top v bottom was only going to see one winner, and there were no surprises. Kent Wanderers finishing 9-0 winners against Meridian Sports, with Chris McGinty helping himself to five goals and Wilfred Penmani 2. Leon Farrell and David Gsteu also scored for the visitors who are now 9 points clear at the top. Help to increase that gap came from 3rd placed Bayswater RK who secured a 1-0 win over 2nd placed Advent Royals. Dollard Zola scoring the vital goal to reduce the points gap from 3rd to 2nd to 7 points with 3 games in hand. 4th placed Junior Reds Athletic were held to an unusual goalless draw against AFC Kingfisher. 5th placed Sutcliffe Rangers secured a 3-0 win over the 6th placed Vanbrugh (the other side to be invited to the Supreme Engraving Fair Play Invitational Cup), two goals from Lee Cooke and a Joel Thompson strike giving Rangers the points. Borussia Heath 15 are 8th after a 5-2 win over Mottingham Forest. Blair Anderson scored twice with Jack Howell, Sam Winter and Joe Brimm also scoring. James Moore and Jack Peters were on target for the away side. Finally Lessa FXI in 7th spot travelled to 9th placed Springhill Reserves and goals from Jean-Luc Daley for the home side and Harry Fox for the away side ensured the points were shared.