Week 31 - Sunday 8 April 2018

Well here goes as we start to try and catch up on many weeks of missed round ups, so apologies!

This week saw the first Cup Finals, with the Supreme Engraving Fair Play Invitational Final and the Leader Trophy being contested at Beckenham Town FC. The morning game saw Maroon XI and Springhill United Reserves face each other, as they both had superb disciplinary records during the season. It wasn't to be for the Division 2 side as Division 1 Maroon XI led by a hat-trick from Dan Lott ran out 7-0 winners. Other goals courtesy of Chris Sheppard, Owen Rice, Padraig Biggane and Jack Langsford, while Jean-Luc Daley of Springhill managed to get the side's first red card after a crazy tackle in the last couple of minutes earned him his second yellow card. 

The afternoon game saw AFC Kingfisher and Woolwich Royals contest the Division 3 Cup, The Leader Trophy, and in complete contrast to the first game this was very close. An excellent rear-guard action and a Sam McDonnell goal saw AFC Kingfisher lift the cup. 

In the Plumstead Challenge Cup Eltham SF and Footscray Lions went toe to toe for a place in the final, and it took extra time and penalties to separate the sides. Jedidiah Brown and Sam Woolard on target for Eltham, with Luke Smith and Mark Fowler hitting the net for Footscray but it was the Premier Division side who held their nerve in the shoot out to make it to this year's final. Getting to the Semi Final in a shock result was Division One Abbey Wood, who knock out Senior Division Hornfair Athletic thanks to a David Bacon hat-trick, Alan Turner grabbing a 4th in a 4-3 win. Sam Bailey with a brace for Hornfair and Billy McCarrigle with one, but it wasn't to be and a Division One side was guaranteed a place in the Final. 

The Presidents Cup Semi Final saw Long Lane B and Club Santacruzense de Londres face each other and with no love lost between the two sides this was always going to be lively. It was Long Lane who progressed to the final thanks to the odd goal in five. Johnny Wright, Jack Carthy and Michael O'Kane on target for Long Lane while Marcio Augusto and Alexis Martins were on target for Santacruzense but it wasn't enough for the Portuguese side. 

The Alliance Cup (Division One) Semi Final saw Kent Wanderers entertain Bayswater RK, and two goals from Ryan Styles and one from Edi Borges meant Bayswater progressed to the final despite Jamie Groves two goals for Kent. 

In the Fred Jolly Cup, FC Plasma went through to the Semi Final thanks to a 7-2 win over Phoenix Knights. Bobby Rochford scored twice, while Leigh Ives, John Townrow, Louie Rowbotham, David Coker and James Bell all on target. David Guthrie and Callum Nash with the consolations for Phoenix. 

In the Group Stages of the Bert Holloway Cup, St Michaels make it to the Semi Final with a 2-0 win over Bexley Athletic in Group 1. Anthony Fenech and Daniel Smith with the goals, while Mottingham Park Rangers needed to be Lessa FXI by 7 clear goals to progress, and while the win came, 4-0 was not enough. Alfie Gosnell's brace and strikes from Justin Gould and David Harvey mean that despite the win, Junior Reds Athletic progress to the Semi Final from Group 4.

In the Amalgamated Lifts Limited Premier Division, Eltham Phoenix B continued their dominance with a 3-2 win over Jam, Jordan McTigue, Danny Russell and Ricky Hepburn with the goals for Eltham, while Chris Nyarko and Michael Soile were on target for Jam. Elsewhere Orpington Eagles and Sabanoh 97 share 4 goals and the points after goals from Mitchell Row and Michael McGuire for Eagles and David Noel and Mohamed Ghandour for Sabanoh. 

In the Supreme Engraving Senior Division, The Oddfellows Arms keep up their title challenge with a 4-2 win over Turk Ocagi Limasol Russellers to go 5 points clear of Eltham SF in second just one point behind leaders Woodside Celtic with a game in hand. Richie Hamill scored twice, Jake McIntyre and Ben Eagles also getting in on the act for The Oddfellows, while Darrell Mills and Jason Thandi were on target for the home side. 

In the Danson Property Services Division One, the big winners were Long Lane A who leapfrog Abbey Wood to the top of the table with a 5-1 win over Junior Reds Spartans. Jerron Cragg, Grant Duff, Charlie May, Tony Stanley and David Serodio with the goals for Long Lane. FC Forza and Welling Town fought out a 2-2 draw with Jon Dyson scoring both for Forza and Joe Drake and Daniel Tsangarides on target for Welling.

In the ABA Technical Division Two, Junior Reds Athletic beat Baldon Sports 4-2 thanks to a hat-trick from Ben Malyon and a James Beasley strike. Roy Wheeler and Harley Rauch on target for Baldon. Elsewhere Advent Royals handed out a 5-1 thrashing to Eltham Phoenix A thanks to a hat-trick from Andrew Dwomoh and strikes from Enoch Charway and Papaa Kwame Owusu. Peter Flood with the sole strike for Eltham. 

In the Summerhill Music Division Three Abbeymead took advantage of Woolwich Royals cup match to close the gap to a point with a 6-2 win over Vanbrugh. Two goals a piece from Adam Soyemi and James Fafiyebi plus goals from Emmanuel Paul and Mitesh Koria. Michael Grice and Sam Kjeseth with the goals for Vanbrugh. Baldon Sports Reserves beat Heath with the odd goal in five. Regan Cogley, Ben Walker and Billy Hosmer the heroes for Baldon, while Aaron Anthony and Shawn Anderson were on target for Heath. A bad day for bottom club Mottingham Forest as they went down 9-1 to Eltham Lions. Ryan Norris with a hat-trick and further goals from Ryan Hobson (2), Kai Mirza (2), Andel Domi and Jordan Patterson. James Moore with the only goal for Forest.