We start this week’s round up at Welling School in the Dewar Shield. A game between Under the Radar and Phoenix Knights. We are all well aware by now, that UTR feature a number of YouTubers so there is no surprise when a team of cameras are found on the touchline. This week a couple of cameras extra, as the league backed a campaign by Ref Support UK and the BBC carried out a small feature on the game which was shown in Wednesday evening’s news programmes about increasing Referee abuse. In this game referee Richard Myers wore a bodycam to show what the ref has to put up with. Thankfully as we would expect, other than one debateable decision over a throw in, the game was played in a terrific spirit and was a superb advertisement for the league. Goals from Sam Woollard and Thomas Ngegba seeing Under the Radar progress to a home Quarter Final tie against Welling Town A.
An upset in the Peter Smith Memorial Cup as Premier Division Burrage Blues went out to a crushing 6-0 home defeat to Senior Division Springhill United. Aaron Miller bagged a hat-trick and Luke Miller a brace, with Patrick Ward getting the other. A trip to Under the Radar awaits Springhill now.
In the Fred Jolly Memorial Cup, FC Royals cup exploits continue with a 6-1 win at Heath. Goals from Donovan James, Douane West, Jerel Morris, Leon Nicholas, Tyrone Headley and Stefan Jones. Royals now host Peckham Rye in the third round after Peckham secured a 3-1 win over Mottingham Forest. Connor Maloney with the home team’s goal. Baldon Sports Reserves are through in the battle of the reserves, against Springhill United’s. Two goals from Billy Hosmer and one from Mitchell Taylor securing a 3-1 win to set up a third round tie against Footcray Lions. Long Lane swept past Welling Town 5-1 to set up a tie against Springhill United’s first team with goals from Grant Duff (2), Jordan Clark, Ryan Brown and Femi Orenuga. A Chris Rostek goal gave South East Athletic Maroon a 1-0 win over Bexley Athletic. A tie against Mottingham Park Rangers is the reward.
In the Plumstead Challenge Cup, Eltham Lions march on with a 3-1 win over Orpington Eagles Reserves to set up a home tie against Lullingstone or FC Royals.
In the Bert Holloway Cup, FC Forza Greenwich were the big winners, securing a home tie against Woolwich Royals with a 7-0 win over ASC Sporting Greenwich. Daniel Bunce and Shakeel Zuberi both scoring twice, with Chris Hill, Aaron Escudier and Dan Oliver also on target. Beacons and Russellers are both also through to the next round by the same 4-2 scoreline against Vanbrugh and Woolwich Spartans respectively. Taylor Lewis (2), Luke Gillham and Josh Harrison on target for Beacons, while Craig Newell (2), Rhys Edwards and Sam Wilkins were the scorers for Russellers.
In the Len Wareham Memorial Cup, goals from Charlie Gaish and James Simmons were not enough for Greenwich Park Rangers as they bowed out 3-2 to Danson Albion.
In the Amalgamated Lifts Limited Premier Division, Welling Town A remain top with a 2-1 win at The Oddfellows Arms, goals from Billy McGarrigle and Tony Robinson for Welling. Eddie Rowland was on target for The Oddfellows. Goals galore at Sparrows Lane as Footscray Lions secured a 7-5 win over Woolwich 90. Nick Love (2), Mark Fowler, William Muckle, Steven Smith and Matthew Knuckey among the goals for Lions, while Danny Edwards (2), Tremaine Brown, Scott Hindson and Shane Daly on target for Woolwich 90. Four goals from Luke Coleman and one from Andrew Browne helped Barnehurst to a 5-1 win over Jam.
Goals galore from Bayswater RK in the Supreme Engraving Senior Division as they secured a 9-2 win over Orpington Eagles. Temitope Eweka and Anthony Putrus-Schnell both scored twice, with Edi Borges, Matt Gardiner, Jack Smith, Sulaiman Charm & Michael Fenn all on target. Joe Salmon and Liam Clubb-Cannon with the goals for Eagles. Ashley Douglass, Rasham Harrison and Ishmael Roberts were all on target as Catford Wanderers as they beat Erith Athletic 3-1 with Josh Pavey getting Erith’s consolation. Elsewhere Blackfen United beat Turk Ogaci Limassol Russellers 3-0.
In the Danson Property Services Division One, Daniel Hassett hit 4 as Bostall Rangers beat FC Plasma 7-4, Ben Blackmun, Jack Duvall and Gary Carr with the other goals, David Hunt, Louie Rowbotham, Jason Hammett and Matthew Parish on target for FC Plasma. Alfie Gosnell, Justin Gould, Louis Raven & Samuel Williams were all on target as Mottingham Park Rangers beat Junior Reds Athletic 5-2. Tommy Baton was the hero for South East Lads with a hat-trick as they won a bad tempered affair at SEL 4-2. Thomas Grant with the 4th as South East Lads finished the game with 9 men. Hugo Clark and Brandon Masher were both on target for SEL before the latter also saw red.
More bad tempers in the ABA Technical Division Two as Baldon Sports played their last game in the league before withdrawing midweek after a 5-0 defeat to Woolwich Royals which also saw the red card being flashed. Yavor Hristov with a hat-trick, with Steven Armstrong and Adriatic Onuzi also on target. Papaa Kwame Owusu and Rommel Simmons were on target for Advent Royals as they overcame Abbeymead 2-0. Meridian Sports and Bexley Wanderers share six goals and the points. Omar El Mantawy (2) and Ayman El Mantawy on target for Wanderers.
One game in the Summerhill Music Division Three saw Lessa FXI beat Seven Acre Sports 3-2. Jordan Hector scored twice and Hasan Gunduz once for Lessa.