Eight ties in the Dewar Shield first round this week. One shock saw Division 3 AFC Kingfisher dump out Division 2 Baldon Sports WESFA after extra time and penalties. Two goals a piece from Kingfisher's Dominik Smereczynski and Baldon's George Davis saw the game go to penalties and it was Kingfisher who held their nerve to progress 3-1 on spot kicks. They now have the daunting task of hosting Footscray Lions in round 2. Bostall Old Boys also progress to the next round courtesy of a 3-1 win at Advent Royals, James Stephens and Peter Tyrell among the goals for Bostall. Bostall will now host Bayswater RK in a tasting looking game after Bayswater progressed thanks to a 5-1 win against Bexley Athletic, Jack Smith, Kyle Thomson, Joey White, Jack Holland and Bradley Johnson all on target for Bayswater, while Renell George was on target of Bexley. Long Lane B finally got off the scoring mark, with a 7-1 win over the young Eltham Lions side, who had only previous had 2 minutes of WESFA football. This was a hard start! James Fitzgerald (2), Steven Smith (2), Jack Webber, Ben Clements & Jack Carthy on target for Long Lane B. No stats recorded for Eltham Lions on FT. Long Lane B now host Welling Town A. Eltham Phoenix B progress without any hiccups with a 6-2 win over Woolwich Spartans. Danny Russell scored twice while Ricky Hepburn and Taylor Robinson were also on target. Habib Jakkari and Nicholas Joel were both on target for Spartans. Eltham now host Thamesmead in the next round. Abbey Wood are also through but continue their record for the season of only winning by the odd goal, 4-3 this week against FC Plasma. Chris Hart, Lee Lower, Callum Newitt and Ben Queen cancelling out goals from Plasma's John Townrow, Aaron Feagan & Bobby Rochford. Abbey Wood now travel to Hornfair Athletic. Meridian Sports may be considered an upset after their record last season, but this is a new season and they have their first win in the shape of a cup victory over fellow division 3 side Woolwich Royals. Reece Bartlett and Ryan Crease on target for Meridian, while Steven Armstrong was the scorer for Royals. Meridian now host Premier Division Jam in round 2. The last team progressing this week were Teviot Rangers, who recorded a 7-2 win over Junior Reds Athletic. Owen Jeavons scored a hat-trick while Jake Darling twice, and Ryan Jobson and Scott Mulgrew were also on target. Ben Malyon and Michael Raphael the scorers for Junior Reds.
In the Amalgamated Lifts Limited Premier Division, Orpington Eagles remain top with St Michaels 2nd after the two sides played out a 2-2 draw. Nathan Hunter scored twice for Eagles who had Billy Caulfield sent off, while Daniel Tarrant scored twice for St Michaels. Sabanoh recovered from their early cup exit, to send Woolwich 90 to their first defeat of the season 3-1. Danny Edwards on target for Sabanoh. Two goals from Patrick Ward and one from Kane Hoadley see Springhill United get their first points of the season thanks to a 3-0 win over Jam, while the reigning champions Club Santacruzense de Londres played their first game with a tight 1-0 win over Footscray Lions. Wendel Da Silva scoring the only goal of the game, while Lions had Ben Williams see red.
In the Supreme Engraving Senior Division, Eltham SF find themselves top after a 5-3 win over 10 man Hornfair Athletic who had Roy Killick sent off. Emmanuel Brown, Tommy Gaish, James Simmons, Sam Woolard and Toby Brown all on target for Eltham, while Sam Bailey grabbed a hat-trick for Hornfair. The only other game in the Senior Division saw Woodside Celtic smash New Life United out of sight in a 12 (twelve) -2 win. Bradley Killick scored 6 and Joseph Bardwell 3, Dennis Williams 2 and Jon O'Mara 1 to send a warning out to the rest of the division.
In the Danson Property Services Division One, Welling Town are up to 3rd with their first league win of the season, 3-1 against Danson Albion, Alex Ball, Joshua Cooper and Jourdan Coupland on target for the Boots. Kent Wanderers are hot on their tails in 4th spot after a 3-1 win over Junior Reds Spartans courtesy of a Bill Gillman brace and a Anthony Putrus-Schnell strike. Mike Hepburn the scorer for Spartans.
In the ABA Technical Division Two, a harsh welcome to Thamesmead FC who went down 6-0 in their first game of the season to Welling Town A. Paul Dawes among the scorers with a hat-trick. Mottingham Park Rangers are in 2nd spot on goal difference after a Justin Gould strike gave them a 1-0 win over Springhill United Reserves.
In the Summerhill Music Division Three, Vanbrugh are top with 2 wins out of 2 after a 4-0 win over Mottingham Forest, Rhys Paterson scored twice; Sam Burgess and Sam Kjeseth were also on target. Abbeymead are up to 3rd following up their first point last week, with their first 3 this. Goals from James Fafiyebi (2), Kevin Pinner and Raqib Williams giving Abbeymead a 4-2 win over Heath FC for whom Sam Winter and Connor Kennedy were on target. Lessa FXI are off the mark as well after a 4-3 win over Baldon Sports Reserves, a Keith Miller brace, along with strikes from Hassan Gunduz and Harry Fox sealing the win for Lessa.