Week 8 Round Up - Sunday 21 October 2018
Plumstead Challenge Cup and the Alliance Cup Finals were the big games today and I'll touch on them briefly seeing as they have already had their own write ups. The first game at Welling United was New London v Woodside Celtic which saw Jason Hammett and Jerry Reeves put New London in control at half time, but division champions Woodside stormed back in the second half with goals from Dennis Williams, James Tester and Lee Turner to snatch the victory in the last minute.
The afternoon game in the Plumstead Challenge Cup was between WESFA and LKSL teams. Long Lane of WESFA faced Baldon Sports champions of the LKSL and in a fiery encounter it was Long Lane who came out on top thanks to goals from Jack Webber and two from Jack Carthy to secure a 3-1 win and lift the PCC. Grant Bilney scored the consolation for Baldon Sports.
Meanwhile the Leader Trophy reached the Semi Final stage, and Springhill United Reserves reached their first final in their inaugural season thanks to a shock 6-0 win over AFC Kingfisher. Daniel Quarshie scored a hat-trick, while Ashley Care, Steve Marsh and William Tansley were also on target. The other tie between Borussia Heath 15 and Woolwich Royals was a bit tighter with extra time needed to separate the sides after a 1-1 draw. Woolwich Royals edging to the final with a 2-1 win, but no credits to goalscorers as Full Time wasn't done again (must love the fines!).
The Bert Holloway Trophy was still working on the Group Stage final places and Eltham SF won the group thanks to a 6-2 win over Mottingham Park Rangers who also qualify in second spot. A hat-trick from Toby Brown plus goals from Bradley Simms, Jordan Davids and Connor O'Sullivan-Church, doing the damage. David Harvey and Esmail El Khabaz were on target for Mottingham Park Rangers who now face a daunting trip to Phoenix Knights in the Semi Final, while Eltham SF face Premier Division opposition in Turk Ocagi Limasol Russellers on Sunday 21st with the final just 4 days later.
One game in the Amalgamated Lifts Limited Premier Division saw a cracker of a game with Jam stealing a win at Springhill United after a clanger from goalkeeper Steve Gobbett. Clement Edewor, Enobong Idiong, Niven Nkanash and Michael Soile to snatch the points for Jam while goals from Adam Graham, Danny Parmenter and Patrick Ward just weren't enough. Jam now sit 3rd awaiting the outcome of the Santcruzense v Long Lane match on the 28th to see if they can hold that spot.
We could have the champions of the league tomorrow as Sabanoh 97 host Club Santacruzense de Londres at Coldharbour Sports in a 1030 kick off. A win for either side will bring the championship, while a draw will mean Santacruzense would need a win at Long Lane on the final day.
In the Supreme Engraving Senior Division, loads of goals as Maroon XI and Eltham Phoenix went toe to toe and Eltham Phoenix came out on top by the odd goal in 9. Two goals a piece from Bill Jukes and Chris Rostek not enough for Maroon XI while Eltham Phoenix have not logged their records on Full Time. Maroon finish their season in 8th spot while Eltham Phoenix have one to play and sit in 8th. Neither side will be overly impressed with that.
No games played in either the first or second division, as the cups took priority.
Seven games tomorrow and the pick is most certainly at Coldharbour Sports. Wherever you are, enjoy the game.
The London & Kent Suburban League took centre stage on WESFA this weekend with an all LKSL Plumstead Challenge Cup 3rd Round Game. Baldon Sports top of the Premier Division entertained Welling Town in 4th, with Welling Town having lost just 4 games and Baldon Sports unbeaten. It was the league leaders that came out on top, with centre-back Paul Marshall scoring twice to set Baldon on their way, after Grant Bilney's first half opener. Tom Skelton scored the 4th, while Reece Machin scored the consolation for Welling Town. Baldon Sports now go on to the Quarter Finals to face another LKSL opponent, 2nd placed St Michaels on what should be yet another cracking PCC tie coming up this Sunday.
In the Win Jones Memorial Bowl Semi Final Nick Jackson and Renato Marinalli scored the goals as Woolwich 90 made it two finals in two weeks with a 2-0 victory over Danson Albion. They now face Eltham SF in the final at Welling United FC on Sunday 7th May at 1030. Tickets for this game which a large crowd is expected for, can be purchased here.
In the Amalgamated Lifts Limited Premier Division, leaders Sabanoh 97 reinforced their position at the top, with an emphatic 7-1 win over Footscray Lions, Bankole Koroma and David Noel scored twice, with Funmi Ekiomado, Rashid Kamara and Issac Walker also on target. Luke Smith scored a consolation for Footscray to take his season's tally to 30. A Steven Smith hat-trick helped Long Lane leapfrog Club Santacruzense into second place with a 5-1 win over Junior Reds Seniors, Tom Rush and Joe Borland were also on target, while Oliver Jordan Black scored the goal for Junior Reds which proved to be their last of the season, as they decided to concede their final game against Club Santacruzese de Londres.
In the Supreme Engraving Senior Division, two goals from Michael Bright saw 3rd placed Cutty Sark beat Plumstead AFC 2-0, while in 4th spot Bostall Old Boys secured a 3-2 win over Junior Reds Spartans thanks to goals from Mark Hughes, Peter Tyrrell & Adam Williams. Jamal John and Bradley Ashby were on target for Reds. Elsewhere Maroon XI recorded just their 4th league win of the season with a 3-0 win at Eltham Phoenix thanks to goals from Dan Lott, Chris Rostek and Chris Sheppard.
In Division One, Old Roan Red Lions jump to top spot with Woodside Celtic not playing courtesy of a 2-2 draw with FC Plasma. Steve King and Giles Wilmore on target for the new leaders, while Steve Armstrong and Louie Rowbotham scored for Plasma. Owen Jeavons scored another 3 goals as 4th placed Teviot Rangers overcame Baldon Sports Charlton 5-3, Matthew Bell and Jack Kennedy with the others, while Roy Wheeler scored twice and Carlos Fairweather were the scorers for Baldon. Elsewhere Abbey Wood in 7th spot beat Royal Arsenal 8-1 thanks to goals from David Bacon (3), Callum Newitt (3), Lee Lower and Grant Mayhew. Mark Cox with the consolation for Royal Arsenal who continue to show what a great team they are despite not winning by going out and playing each week.
In Division Two a top of the table clash saw leaders Kent Wanderers travel to second placed Advent Royals. Chris McGinty scored twice for Kent Wanderers to cement their place at the top with a 4-3 win, Scott Hollingsworth and Marc Smith with the other goals, while Daniel Donkor scored twice & Cephason Anderson once for Advent Royals. Bayswater RK took full advantage of Advent's defeat with a 3-2 win over Junior Reds Athletic, Jack Smith bagging a hat-trick for Bayswater. James Beasley and Joe Lattimore were on target for Athletic. The game between Sutcliffe Rangers and Springhill United Reserves was abandoned in the second half with Springhill leading by the only goal scored by Ashley Care.
In the Bert Holloway Cup North Group, Phoenix Knights shoot straight to the top of the group with a 5-0 win over Woolwich Spartans, Daniel Kennedy scored twice, with the other goals scored by Jack Cox, Paul Morgan and Jamie Richardson. In the East Group, Eltham SF go top on goal difference thanks to a 3-1 win over Bexley Athletic. JJ Olatunji, Jedidiah Brown and Charlie Gaish the Eltham scorers while Elton Lewis was on target for Bexley.
In the Leader Trophy South Group, Vanbrugh are off the mark with a 1-0 win over Lessa FXI, while in the West Group, a stunning goal from James Moore saw Mottingham Forest fight back to draw 3-3 with AFC Kingfisher and remain top of the group. David Scott (2) and James Harrington were the scorers for Kingfisher. Meridian Sports jump to second spot with a 2-1 win over Borussia Heath, Lee Gould and James Clarke with the goals for Meridian.