AFC Kingfisher & Mottingham Park Rangers into Finals
Mottingham Park Rangers make it into their second final in 2 seasons, with a 4-2 win over Eltham Phoenix A in the Len Wareham Memorial Trophy. Justin Gould, Esmail El Khabaz, Charlie Richmond and Jordan Johnson sending Rangers through to the final to be held at VCD Athletic on 15th April at 1030. FC Plasma or Bexley Athletic will be their opponents.
In the Leader Trophy, the cup competition for Division 3 sides, and in a real hum-dinger of a match AFC Kingfisher overcame the Eltham Lions challenge but it went all the way. 1-1 after 90 minutes, and then 2-2 after extra time. It was Kingfisher who held their nerve from the spot to get to the final 8-7 on penalties. Scott McRae and James Harrington were the goal scoring heroes for the winners, while Daniel Earley and Ryan Hobson's goals were in vain for Eltham Lions who were aiming for a final in their first season in adult football. Kingfisher will meet the winners of Woolwich Royals and Heath in the final to be played at Beckenham Town on 8th April at 2:30.
In the Plumstead Challenge Cup 3rd round, Bostall Old Boys put up little resistance to in form Foots Cray Lions, with the Premier Division side progressing 10-0. Mark Fowler and Luke Smith both bagging hat-tricks. Elsewhere more extra time as Eltham SF managed their first win of 2018 with an extra time victory over Woodside Celtic. Charlie Gaish, Joe Moriarty and Thomas Ngegba on target to send Eltham through 3-2 AET. Jon O'Mara with a double for Woodside. Eltham SF now face a difficult trip to Woolwich 90, while Foots Cray Lions travel to Turk Ocagi Limasol Russellers.
Two Quarter Final ties on the Dewar Shield, and Eltham Phoenix B make it through to the Semi Finals with a 4-0 win over St Michaels. TJ Jaiyeola (2), Ricky Hepburn and Jordan McTigue doing the damage and setting up a Semi Final tie against either Woodside Celtic or Foots Cray Lions. The other tie saw what could be described as a shock as goals from David Ottley and Myles Alexander gave Jam a 2-0 win over Long Lane B to set up a Semi Final tie against defending holders Club Santacruzense de Londres.
In the Fred Jolly Trophy 2nd Round, 1st Leg, Welling Town take a 2-0 lead into their second round match against Bexley Athletic thanks to two goals from Russell Hodges. All to play for between Phoenix Knights and Springhill United after a 1-1 draw. Patrick Haverty and William Groom the scorers for their respective teams. FC Plasma and Woolwich Spartans drew 2-2 in their second leg match, but the damage for Spartans was done in the first leg as Plasma progress 9-4 on aggregate. Bobby Rochford with Plasma's goals. Sabanoh 97 also progress thanks to a win by the same scoreline as the first leg against Kent Wanderers, going through 8-2 on aggregate. Wilson Brown with 2 goals, while Bankole Koroma and Moussa N'Daou also weighed in with one a piece.
In the Amalgamated Lifts Limited Premier Division, Club Santacruzense de Londres miss the chance to go top, being held to a goal-less draw at home to Woolwich 90.
In the Supreme Engraving Senior Division, goals from Ritchie Hamill and James Sutherland saw The Oddfellows Arms go a point clear at the top of the table with a 2-2 draw against Turk Ocagi Limasol Russellers who had Hamid Bangura and Jason Thanni on target. Hornfair Athletic lose ground on the leaders after a 4-3 defeat at the hands of Blackfen United, Jason Tidnam bagging a hat-trick for United in the process.
In the Danson Property Services Division One, Long Lane A were too strong for FC Forza Greenwich, winning 5-0 to go 3rd. Jordan Clark, Grant Duff, Matthew McFarlane and Solomon Oyewole among the goals. Elsewhere goals galore as Maroon XI and Teviot Rangers shared 10 goals and the points. Chris Rostek with a hat-trick for Maroon, while Ryan House scored twice for Teviot.
No games in either the ABA Technical Division Two, or the Summerhill Music Division Three, so we go onto the Bert Holloway Cup. In group one Abbey Wood burst Mottingham Forest's winning bubble with a 15-2 win. Tom Cirulis scoring seven in the process. Lee Lower hit four while David Bacon scored a hat-trick. James Moore and Jack Peters for Forest. Baldon Sports go above Forest on goal difference after a 4-0 win over Springhill United Reserves. Marcus Johnson, Harley Rauch, Roy Wheeler and Samuel Wells all on target.
In Group 2 Vanbrugh got off to the perfect start with a 2-0 win over Heath. Darren Nelson and Jordan Smith with the goals.
Group 3, two goals a piece from Kelvin Ihama & Karlton Lynch saw Abbeymead record a 5-1 win over Woolwich Royals to go top of a fledgling table.
In Group 4 Ben Malyon scored the only goal as Junior Reds Athletic go 3 points clear at the top with a 1-0 over Advent Royals, while not to be outdone by Maroon and Teviot, Lessa FXI and Baldon Sports Reserves played out a 5-5 draw. Billy Hosmer scored 4 for Baldon, while Hasan Gunduz and Keith Miller both scored twice for Lessa.