We start with County Cup action this week and in the Kent Premier Sunday Cup, 3rd time lucky for Welling Town A and Sun. Having been called off due to the weather on 23rd September, somehow inexplicably the Kent County FA failed to appoint a referee on the 30th September meaning it was postponed again. I think Welling Town may have wished for a 3rd postponement as despite goals from Sam Bailey and Jordan McTigue they bow out with a 3-2 defeat.
In the London FA Sunday Trophy, not much luck for WESFA sides. Progressing however are Russellers courtesy of a 4-0 win over another WESFA side in Orpington Eagles. Bradley Shepherd scored twice and further strikes from Sam Wilkins and Luke Mercer sees the Division Two side through at the expense of their Senior Division rivals. Bostall Rangers are also progressing thanks to Basildon United withdrawing from the competition. Alfie Collins strike was not enough for 10 man FC Forza as they bowed out 3-1 to The Auld Shillelagh, Phoenix Knights travelled to Athletico Dildao and scored 4, but the home team scored 6 sending Knights home with nothing. Two goals from Danny Edwards took Woolwich 90 to extra time at home against Tooting Celtic, but the away side scored 3 further goals in the extra periods to send Woolwich out of the cup. Thomas Grant was on target for South East Lads but a red card for Ryan Jones didn’t help their cause as they conceded 5 at London Scottish to bow out. Finally Turk Ocagi Bermondsey hosted Emerson United and bow out 3-0 leaving them to concentrate on the Kent Cup run.
In the London FA Sunday Junior Cup, Baldon Sports Reserves travelled to South London All Stars and bow out of the cup with a 5-1 defeat.
In the Plumstead Challenge Cup Preliminary Round Bexley Athletic emphatically dispatched AFC Kingfisher 6-1 to set up a first round tie against SEL thanks to goals from Rio Daniel Douglas (2), Elton Lewis, Richard Alford, Rennell George & Oliver O’Brien. Leo Bidewell was on target for Kingfisher before being sent off. Two goals from Chris McGinty and one from Marlon Ralph see Division One Kent Wanderers perform a “Giant Killing” against Premier Division Sabanoh 97. Elijah Kargbo with the consolation for Sabanoh. Kent now face the winners of Highfield Rovers and Bayswater RK. Burrage Blues kept up that winning feeling with a 6-2 win over Abbey Wood but still nothing recorded of Full Time so credit can be given to the goalscorers for either side. Burrage Blues now face the winners of Bexley Wanderers and Baldon Sports of the London & Kent Suburban League. Jamie Raveneau and Chris Rostek were among the goals as South East Athletic Maroon saw off the challenge of Peckham Rye 4-3. Danny Warne, Duke Binitie & Craig Parsons on target for Peckham but SEA Maroon progress to a tie against Sanderstead of FC Plasma. Finally goals from Jemelle Hudson, Ted Jeal & Aaron Johnson see Beckenham Manor of the Metropolitan Sunday League into the next round against Eltham Lions of Springhill United with a 3-0 win over Danson Albion.
In the Dewar Shield, Jam progress to the next round against SEL or The Oddfellows Arms thanks to a thumping 8-0 win over Mottingham Park Rangers. Richard Akinlade, Michael Soile & Reion McFarlane all scored twice with Myles Alexander and Emmanuel Soile also on target. Bradley Cowling, Zaquin Grant & Charlie Roberts were on target as Baldon Sports progress 3-2 past Advent Royals. Papaa kwame Owusu & Lawrence Boamah on target for the losing side. Eltham Lions set up a second round tie against FC Royals thanks to a 7-1 first round win over AFC Sporting Greenwich. Ugo Ejiegbu (2), Ryan Hobson, Alfie Mahoney, Kai Mirza, Ryan Norris & Sam Browning on target for the Lions.
One game in the Amalgamated Lifts Limited Premier Division saw Footscray Lions give St Michaels an 8-0 trouncing. William Muckle grabbing a hat-trick, with Mark Fowler, Russell Shand, Dean Warner, Lawrence Winter and Matthew Knuckey also on target.
In the Supreme Engraving Senior Division, two goals for Danny Parmenter were not enough for Springhill United as Bayswater RK inflicted their first league defeat 4-2. Tunde Aderonmu, Jamie Groves, Anthony Putrus-Schnell & Edi Borges on target for Bayswater. Toby Brown and Thomas Ngegba were both among the goals as Under the Radar climb the table with a 3-0 win over Blackfen United. Jerron Cragg grabbed a hat-trick as Long Lane beat Mottingham Forest 3-0. Elsewhere Erith Athletic went nap at Catford Wanderers with Josh Pavey and Steven Ratcliffe both scoring twice in their 5-1 win. Adam Smith with the other goal.
In the Danson Property Services Division One, Junior Reds Athletic were the big winners with a 9-1 win over Woolwich Spartans. Ben Malyon hit 4, James Beasley 3, Paul Christodoulou 2 while Adam Roberts scored the consolation for Spartans. FC Royals recorded a 4-0 win over Welling Town with Tyrone Headley (2), Douane West and Leon Nicholas the scorers. FC Plasma were 5-2 winners against SEL thanks to goals from Jason Hammett (2), Bobby Rochford, John Townrow & Rilwan Anibaba. Sammy Harpin scored a brace for SEL.
In the ABA Technical Division Two, Greenwich Park Rangers secured a 4-3 win over Bexley Wanderers thanks to goals from Frankie Church (2), Daniel Bowler and Charlie Gaish. Omar El Mantawy (2) and Kieran Reynolds the scorers for Bexley. Meridian Sports and Woolwich Royals shared the spoils and 4 goals at Meridian Sports Club thanks to goals from Harry McAvoy and Marc Borley for Meridian and Yavor Hristov (2) for Royals. Abbeymead came back from 3-0 down at half time to draw 3-3 with Beacons. Michael Fenn, Ben Hurley & Billy Reavill firing Beacons into that lead, but a hat-trick from Kevin Pinner as he rolled back the years rescued the point for Abbeymead.
In the Summerhill Music Division Three, Jacob Unwin was on target for Springhill United Reserves but that was not enough as opponents Heath scored 5. Four goals for Richard Jerman gave Vanbrugh a 4-1 win at Lessa FXI, Colin Witt with the consolation. Finally Lee Thraves and Adam Chapman were on target as Orpington Eagles Reserves drew 2-2 at Seven Acre.