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Bancroft endure final defeat

PUBLISHED: 18:01 06 May 2009 | UPDATED: 14:20 05 October 2010

Bancroft United were condemned to Hackney Gazette Cup final misery as Dylan McEvoy s second-half thunderbolt secured the trophy for Old King John's Head

Bancroft United were condemned to Hackney Gazette Cup final misery as Dylan McEvoy's second-half thunderbolt secured the trophy for Old King John's Head.

The Bethnal Green side had fought back from an early deficit at Leyton Stadium and looked to be on course for victory when playmaker Kadir Jama struck a set-piece equaliser after Old King John's Head had missed from the spot.

But with Bancroft pressing for a go-ahead goal after half-time, the Haggerston side broke forward and Neil Sports man-of-the-match McEvoy produced a magnificent strike from the edge of the area to seal Old King John's Head's first cup triumph.

Bancroft, who conceded the opening goal when Anthony White headed in Rob McAdam's free-kick and later saw David Laird blast his spot-kick over the bar, almost fashioned a late equaliser but Justin Weatherman's header flashed past the post.

Lapton have completed a treble triumph after lifting the Dickie Davies Cup following a 3-0 victory over Real Romania.

In a repeat of last week's Albert Daniels final, the Premier Division champions overcame Division One runners-up Real as goals from Jason Elliott, Dean Robinson and Daniel Stephenson secured the victory.

In the Premier Division, runners-up Clapton Rangers recorded a crushing 13-2 win over bottom side St George's, while Eurkea were also emphatic winners following a 9-2 triumph over Albion Manor.

Tony Scully struck four goals as Division One leaders Army and Navy crushed Lancresse 4-2, while Hospital Tavern moved into top spot in Division Two with a 4-0 win over Old George as Lee Webster and Shaun Morgan both netted doubles.

Tom Rafferty also hit a brace as Big Kahuna climbed into top spot in Division Three with a 3-0 win against Jay Cubed, while FC Storm secured the runners-up spot in Division Four with a 3-2 win over Shoreditch Fire Penguins.


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