Week 34 saw us taking the Finals roadshow to Princes Park home of Dartford FC, and a thrilling game between two of the top sides in the Supreme Engraving Senior Division for the Win Jones Memorial Bowl between The Oddfellows Arms and Eltham SF. The cup eventually went to The Oddfellows Arms who beat the holders by the odd goal in 5. Jake McIntyre scored twice and James Sutherland once to send the new boys home with the cup.
The afternoon game saw Woolwich 90 take on Long Lane B in quite a feisty game for the Presidents Cup. Two goals from Danny Edwards and one from James Noel saw Woolwich 90 win and dedicate their win to the late Peter Smith. Jack Carthy scored Long Lane's consolation from the spot.
Another thriller in the Fred Jolly Cup Semi Final between FC Plasma and Hornfair Athletic which saw the Division Two side overcome their Senior Division counterparts. Sam Bailey, Daniel Brooker and Brima Daramy all scored for Hornfair, but FC Plasma are made of strong stuff and Leigh Ives, Lorri Jeffrey, Matthew Parrish & Louie Rowbotham all scored to put Division Two FC Plasma into the final.
Into the Amalgamated Lifts Limited Premier Division and Eltham Phoenix B remain 9 points clear at the top after a 3-2 win at St Michaels. Jordan McTigue, Taylor Robinson and Tony Robinson on target for the top side, while Billy Skinner scored twice for St Michaels. Second placed Footscray Lions remained in touch win a 7-2 win over Orpington Eagles thanks to hat-tricks from Luke Smith and Jamie Williams, with Laurence Winter popping up with a goal as well. John Richards and James Brand with the replies for Eagles. Club Santacruzense de Londres lose ground on the leaders after being held 2-2 at Springhill United. Daniel Quarshie scored twice with Joel Ramos and Vitor Correira for the away side.
In the Supreme Engraving Senior Division, goals from Bradley Knight and Mark Latham saw Blackfen United secure a 3-1 win over Phoenix Knights to go into 3rd spot.
In the Danson Property Services Division One, and some big games at the top, saw leader Long Lane record a 5-1 win over Welling Town. Jerron Cragg scored twice with Danny May, Matthew McFarlane and Tony Stanley also on target. Bayswater RK are into 4th spot, with loads of games in hand over their rivals as they secured a stunning 4-1 win over high flying Abbey Wood. Edi Borges, Jack Smith, Ryan Styles and Robin McMahon with the goals. Kent Wanderers had a chance to keep up, but went down 5-3 in a shock result at Danson Albion. Charlie Edwards was the hat-trick hero with Alex Potter also on target. At the wrong end of the table Maroon XI beat Junior Reds Spartans 5-2. Chris Rostek with a hat-trick and Jack Langsford a brace. A midweek encounter between Bayswater RK and Maroon XI ended goalless.
In the ABA Technical Division Two, Junior Reds Athletic had the chance to go second, but fluffed their lines with a 2-2 draw at home to Eltham Phoenix A. Ben Malyon with 2 for the Reds (who else) while Danny King and Rhys Edwards were on target for Phoenix. Elsewhere Bexley Athletic recorded a 2-1 win over Springhill United Reserves thanks to goals from Oliver O'Brien and Renell George. Moses Omoruri with the consolation for Springhill who are rooted to the foot of the table 8 points adrift.
In the Summerghill Music Division 3, a massive game at the top saw Abbeymead and Eltham Lions face each other, and I don't think anyone would have called this a massive game after week 1! Eltham Lions could have gone second with a win, and if Abbeymead win it closes the gap on top of the tree Woolwich Royals, but the points were shared in a 1-1 draw. James Fafiyebi ther scorer for Abbeymead while Ryan Norris was on target for Eltham Lions. While second played 4th, 1st played 3rd as Woolwich Royals and AFC Kingfisher faced off. Royals coming out on top, Yavor Hristov, Dean Hunter and Altin Sula with the goals in a 3-1 win. Two goals from Dominic Greenhorn and Blair Anderson saw Vanbrugh and Heath draw 3-3, while Mottingham Forest got a rare win with a 7-4 victory over Lessa FXI. Adam Shulver, David Shaw and James Moore all scored twice with Jack Peters getting in on the act as well.