It’s getting to the busy end of the season, for officers as well as clubs and in our lives outside football the end of the financial year brings further extra work for some of us, so the updates have gone missing again for which I can only apologise.
So what’s happened since we last caught up, Russellers thought they were going to walk into a cup final and win it, well if you believe Twitter anyway, and they didn’t! Bexley Athletic won the Len Wareham Cup with a dramatic extra time winner from Elton Lewis; AFC Sporting Greenwich went into the Supreme Engraving Fair Play Invitational Cup on the back of just two bookings during the season, and having not won a single game, against League One leaders Welling Town who had a similar discipline record. Was there to be a shock? Well, no. AFC Sporting Greenwich showed exactly why they were in that final, and despite a 7-0 defeat put up a good showing against the Division One side.
In the League standings, Welling Town A have pretty much won the Amalgamated Lifts Ltd Premier Division, other than a couple of freak results, while The Oddfellows Arms will definitely finish in the top two.
In the Supreme Engraving Senior Division, its a right battle at the top with Under the Radar, Bayswater RK, Long Lane and Springhill United all in with a shout. Mottingham Forest are guaranteed bottom spot and relegation.
In the Danson Property Services Division One, playing twice a week has done wonders for FC Royals league position, and they now sit top of the pile and favourites for the title with a record of played 12 and won 12, they have 4 games in hand over second placed Welling Town who have led the way for much of the season. At the bottom SEL and FC Plasma battle it out for bottom spot.
In the ABA Technical Division Two, we said goodbye to Greenwich Park Rangers after poor a poor discipline record had them up in front of the league for expulsion, and they were voted out. Russellers are the champions, sitting at the top of the table, two points clear with 5 games in hand on Abbeymead in second spot and 4 points clear of Meridian in 3rd spot who have just the one to play…..against Russellers! At the bottom, it’s still between Woolwich Royals (who survived an expulsion vote), Beacons and Advent Royals.
In the Summerhill Music Division Three, AFC Kingfisher are the champions elect, however can still be caught by Eltham Lions who sit 10 points behind in 3rd with 4 games in hand. Orpington Eagles Reserves currently sit second, but with just 3 games in hand on the leaders, that is as high as they can get. AFC Sporting Greenwich will finish bottom of the league, having not gained a point, but having gained plenty of followers with their superb attitude towards the game.
The weekly round up for Sunday 14th April, will follow in the next couple of days, hence no mention of the finals on that date.