Eltham SF, Club Santacruzense and Maroon XI reach cup finals, while Woodside provide a shock....
In the Win Jones Memorial Bowl, defending holders Eltham SF progress to the final this season as well, following a tight 1-0 win at Turk Ocagi Limasol Russellers. Super sub Jedidiah Brown scoring the only goal of the game. Eltham SF will now face The Oddfellows Arms or New London in the final at Dartford FC.
Maroon XI also reached a Cup Final, with a 3-1 win over Welling Town in the Alliance Cup. Two goals from Dan Lott and one from Pod Biggane saw Maroon through to the final despite Daniel Tsangarides goal for Welling Town, however their joy lasted only 10 days, when the routine review of their teamsheet revealed that one of their line up had not played the required matches for a Semi Final tie meaning that it is Welling Town who now progress to the final. Maroon XI can take comfort in the fact that they will still contest a final, as with just 2 bookings this season, they will contest the Supreme Engraving Fair Play Invitational Cup against Springhill United Reserves on April 8th at Beckenham Town FC.
In the Dewar Shield quarter final a real hum-dinger of a quarter final between Woodside Celtic and Footscray Lions. Bradley Killick was the hero with a hat-trick for Woodside Celtic of the Senior Division as they progress to the Semi Final after a penalties win over Premier Division Footscray Lions as after 120 minutes they were level at 3-3. Luke Smith, Dean Warner and Jamie Williams were the Lions scorers. Woodside now face Eltham Phoenix B for a place in the final against Club Santacruzense who will defend their title all the way to the final after a 2-1 win over Jam. Joel Ramos and Abel Vieira scoring the winning goals to cancel out David Campbell's goal.
In the Amalgamated Lifts Limited Premier Division, Eltham Phoenix B went 6 points clear at the top thanks to a 6-3 win over Long Lane B. Jordan McTigue (3), Taylor Robinson (2), and Ricky Hepburn the scorers. Jack Carthy bagged a hat-trick for Long Lane to no avail.
No league matches in the Supreme Engraving Senior Division due to Bert Holloway Cup and Fred Jolly Cup participation, so on to the Danson Property Services Division One, and Kent Wanderers go 3rd with a 5-3 win over FC Forza Greenwich. Chris McGinty scoring a hat-trick, and Nick McGinty 2 to seal the points. Ross McCall hit a brace and Matthew Woolf one for Forza.
No games in the ABA Technical Division Two, so onto the Summerhill Music Division Three, and Michael Shote scored all three as leaders Woolwich Royals beat Lessa FXI 3-0.
In the Fred Jolly Cup, Orpington Eagles progress to the Quarter Final with a 7-2 win over Danson Albion, Elijah Jones leading the goalscoring with 2, while James Brand, Liam Clubb-Cannon, John Richards and Lee Thraves all weighed in with goals. Charlie Edwards bagged a brace for Danson. This tie is being played over one leg, and Orpington now face Long Lane A in the Quarter Final after a 4-0 second leg win gave them a 10-0 aggregate win over Junior Reds Spartans. Stuart Berry, Tony Stanley, Danny May and Jerron Cragg with the goals. Also through are The Oddfellows Arms who finished off the tie against Bayswater RK with a 6-1 win. Jake McIntyre the tormentor with 4 goals, while Coy Hardy and Lewis Smith also on target. Jack Holland with the consolation. They now face Welling Town. Also progressing are Phoenix Knights after a 2-1 extra time win over Premier Division Springhill United, to go through 3-2 on aggregate. Andrew Ridgers and William Groom with the goals, while Patrick Ward was on target for the Premier Division side. Phoenix now face FC Plasma. Hornfair Athletic also progress thanks to a 9-4 aggregate win over AFC Kingfisher (3-1 on the day) a Sam Bailey hat-trick doing the damage to set up a quarter final tie against Sabanoh 97.
In the Bert Holloway Cup, Group 1, Abbey Wood retain a 100% win record with a 1-0 win over Bexley Athletic, Lee Lower with the only goal. St Michaels start their Bert Holloway campaign with a 9-0 win over Springhill Reserves, Daniel Smith with a hat-trick, and John Woodcock and Billy Skinner both scoring twice. Baldon Sports rise to 2nd after a 6-2 win at Mottingham Forest. Daniel Beszant, Mitchell Chana, Charlie Robinson, Keegan Robinson, Charlie Roberts and Samuel Wells with the goals. In Group 2 Eltham Phoenix A grab their first win, a 4-3 win over Vanbrugh thanks to 4 goals from Danny King....we won't hear the last of that! Woolwich Spartans have 2 wins from 2 at the top after an 8-1 win over Heath. Nick D'Cruze with a hat-trick and Billy Granger two. In Group 3 Abbeymead are the leaders on goal difference after a 6-1 win over Bostall Old Boys. Two goals a piece from Kelvin Ihama and Adam Soyemi helping them on their way, while 5 goals behind them are FC Plasma who recorded a 2-1 win over Eltham Lions. David Coker and David Hunt with the goals. In Group 4 Junior Reds Athletic are top of the tree after a 12-2 win over Baldon Reserves, James Beasley and Ben Malyon both hitting four goals, while second placed Mottingham Park Rangers recorded a 3-2 win over Advent Royals to stay on their tail. Stuart Jordeson, Esmail El Khabaz and Lois Reven with the goals.