All the goings on from Week 18 in the Woolwich & Eltham Sunday Football Alliance
Well there is no other game to start with than the biggest game of the day. Barnehurst entertaining SE Dons in the Kent Sunday Premier Cup. Barnehurst gave them a right shock and a really long 90, going 4-2 up but enter Jack Sammoutis of the Dons, a penalty kick and a couple of red cards (1 a side) and the game was turned on its head. Craig Cook, Georgio Fullone, Steven Gillett & Andrew Russell were among the goals but it wasn’t enough as The Dons progress 8-5 after a thrilling match. Elsewhere The Oddfellows Arms bowed out to Old Comrades 4-2.
In the Kent Sunday Junior Trophy, Highfield Rivera are the team waving the WESFA flag after an excellent 4-0 win over Hollisters thanks to Charlie May’s hat-trick and Maxim Marchant’s strike. SEL bow out however after being on the receiving end of a 6-1 thumping at the hand of Dartford Eagles.
The Kent Sunday Junior Cup saw extra time feature in two matches, Duchess of Kent eventually going down 2-1 to AFC Oddfellows Green & Bostall Rangers succumbing to New Ash Green Reserves 3-1 despite Ben Blackmun’s strike. Both Bexley and Blackfen & Erith’s competition end as well, with the former going down 5-0 to LSC Giants. The latter being edged out 2-1 by Eden Park Rangers despite Adam Smith’s goal. On the plus side it was that man Douane West grabbing a hat-trick to send FC Royals through to the next round with a 3-2 at Riverview United.
A small sprinkling of Plumstead Challenge Cup games and 11 goals are Chimaira Reserves score 6 to dump out Brockley Reserves from the Orpington & Bromley League 6-5. Joe Barton hitting 4 with Harry Bradley and Chris Wright also on target. In a strange turn of events Chimaira Reserves now host Brockley’s first team in the next round. Another 11 goals The Priory Link but sadly for Orpington Eagles all of them scored by Under the Radar. Sam Bailey and Thomas Ngegba both helped themselves to 4 goals, with Toby Brown, Tololupe Jonah and Eric De Melo also on target as the Premier Division side swept aside the Senior Division opposition. Bexley Athletic are next in line for UTR. Another Premier Division side going through are Burrage Blues but Blasé Ballers gave them a right scare with the score at 90 mins being 2-2. The extra 30 minutes brought the winner for Burrage who live to fight another day. Sam Martin, Richard Outteridge and Ricky Hepburn the scorers for Blues while Kevin Smitha and Asher Carless scores for Blasé. A visit to Vanbrugh in round one is the reward for Burrage. Elsewhere goals from James Cullingham and Ben Riddock saw Bexley Hawks secure an upset against Eltham Town. Hawks now face Metrogas from the Orpington and Bromley Sunday League.
Into the Dewar Shield and the most interesting tie of the round turned out to be a bit more one sided than first thought as Bayswater RK outclassed a new but fancied Metro Massive side 6-1. A Patrick Ward hat-trick helping the Premier Division side on their way, with Ryan Styles, Edi Borges and Anthony Putrus-Schnell all also on target. Bayswater now host AFC Kingfisher who disposed of Foots Cray Lions White in a thrilling 5-3 win. Patryk Smereczynski grabbing all 5 for Kingfisher, while Callum Cameron (2) and Steven Sage hit the goals for the Lions. Hat-tricks for both Altin Sula and Kreshnik Lamollari plus a brace for Nimet Haxhiu helped Northern Eagles to a thumping 8-1 win over Greenwich Hotshots. Jalani Anglin with the consolation as Eagles go on to face FC Royals or Advent Mighty Royals. Also progressing to round 2 are Falconwood who keep up their good start in adult football with a 3-2 win at Lessa FXI. James Baird, Harrison Baldwin and Callum Costello with the goals to send them through to an interesting looking tie against Orpington Eagles Reserves. FC LDN Town are in round 2 after needing extra time to get past Las Cabras after the match finished 3-3 on 90 minutes. Phoenix Knights or Beacons wait in the next round and last but by no means least Mottingham Park Rangers are through to a second round tie against Chimaira after getting past Bexleyheath 6-3. Kane Jennings scores twice with Jack Kitchen, Billy Nickson, Esmail El Khabaz and Stuart Jordeson all on target as well. Darrell Ditchburn hit another two for Bexleyheath with Mark Hawkins adding the third but it wasn’t enough.
More cup action in the Bert Holloway Cup and Baldon Sports A are in the driving seat after their first leg win over Junior Reds Athletic. Joseph Hopper and Grant Cunningham both scored twice with Billy Dolby, Connor McInally and Elliot Crabb also weighing in for a 8-1 win. Ben Malyon scores the goal for Junior Reds who must need a miracle in the second leg. A brace from Bradley Garner-Inglis and an Aaron Ewers goal saw 10 man Sporting Club Calcio grab a 3-1 win at Russellers WESFA after having Jake Lovell sent off. Gerry Fisher keeping the tie alive for Russellers.
In the Len Wareham Cup no slip ups for Eltham Lions as they brushed aside Mottingham Forest 6-1. Goals from Daniel Earley (2), Ryan Hobson (2), Dominic Giles and Ryan Norris sending the Lions through 11-2 on aggregate and to Abbeywood Argyle or Falconwood.
In the Leader Cup thrilling stuff from Bexleyheath as the proverbial miracle was needed and obtained! Trailing 5-1 from the first leg against Orpington Eagles Reserves they turned this tie on its head and after extra time progress after a 6-1 win thanks to four goals from Omar El Mantawy and two from Kola Mueez to leave Orpington scratching their heads and Bexleyheath in the next round to face Welling Park Spartans or Danson Albion.
In the Division Five Cup no such problems for South London Athletic who stormed into a 7-1 half time lead against AFC Sporting Greenwich and eventually went through 9-2 on the day, 12-2 on aggregate to set up a Quarter Final tie against The People’s FC. Goals were from Dennis Ashon (3), Henry Achempong, Steven Flaherty, Marcus Young and Jeffrey Mitoo. Thomas Clarke and Harvey Ohara with the strikes for Greenwich.
Into the Supreme Engravers and Trophies Premier Division the first point of the season for Footscray Lions against second placed Springhill United. George Booker for the Lions while sub Danny Parmenter was on target for Springhill.
The same scoreline in the only match in the Happy Belly’s Senior Division between Baldon Sports and Woolwich 90. Goal from Joseph Sylvester for Woolwich.
Meridian Sports missed the chance to go to the top of the Summerhill Music Division One going down to Phoenix Knight’s second away win of the season. Jack Cox and Max Wenzel with the goals in a 2-1 win.
Seven goals in both the Ocean Forex Limited games, Petts Wood Vultures now up to 3rd joint on 6 points with half of the division after a 5-2 win over FC Forza Greenwich. No scorers recorded for Petts Wood while Aaron Escudier gets both for Forza. A closer game at Russellers as they beat Abbeywood Argyle by the odd goal in seven. James Goldshaker with a brace Jack Corr and David Serodio with the others as Russellers pick up their first points of the season and sees Argyle drop to 4th,
In the Pat Tansley Division 4, four goals from Luke Bewick and a hat-trick from Ben Cotter helped leaders Baldon Sports A to an 8-0 win over Draper Close. Ben Walker with the other goal. Two goals from Kevin Hunt helped Chimaira move up to 4th spot with a 5-3 win over Advent Mighty Royals. Mustafa Cingoz, William Danskin and Anthony Davis grabbed the others. Eduardo Junior hit two for AVM while Roberto Oppong hit a long range stunner but it wasn’t to be. In the other game Peckham Rye are up to second spot after a brace from Duke Binitie secured 2-0 win at Vanbrugh.
In the Euroflow Ltd Division Five 25 goals in just two games as the defences stayed in bed! The People’s FC are quietly going about business at the top of the table but sounded out a huge warning to the division with a 13-2 win over Avery Hill Athletic. Christon Daley hit 4, Ryan Oduleye-Walters 3, Kye Trott 2, plus strikes from Zakaria Coulibaly, Jake McMillan, Paul Ray & Jonathon Gabriel. Meanwhile Sidcup and Villacourt Rovers fought out a bonkers 5-5 draw.