Clapton claim local bragging rights

PUBLISHED: 11:37 23 March 2014 | UPDATED: 11:37 23 March 2014

Action from the London APSA v Clapton game at the Terrance McMillan stadium

Action from the London APSA v Clapton game at the Terrance McMillan stadium


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Clapton fans enjoyed their side's derby win at London APSAClapton fans enjoyed their side's derby win at London APSA

Clapton claimed the local bragging rights with derby success at the Terrence McMillan Stadium.

The win represented only a second success in 12 matches for Chris Wood’s side, who had lost a Gordon Brasted Trophy tie at Eton Manor in midweek.

And it came after two early goals put them in control, with Tom Jeffes opening the scoring on three minutes and Ike Nzurba doubling the advantage on 16 minutes.

Daniel Felix replied for APSA, who had beaten Ilford less than 48 hours earlier, with a quarter of an hour remaining but it proved only a consolation as the understrength Tons took the points and completed a double over their rivals to keep a fine season going.

Action from the London APSA v Clapton game at the Terrance McMillan stadiumAction from the London APSA v Clapton game at the Terrance McMillan stadium

Title-chasing Tower Hamlets were left frustrated as their clash at Haringey Borough was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Having lost 2-0 at Hullbridge in midweek, it left AJ Olatunbosun’s side six points behind leaders Great Wakering – with a game in hand – after Rovers romped to a 6-2 success over Sporting Bengal.

Billy Radley put the visitors ahead midway through the first half and Jay Nash doubled their lead on 43 minutes.

Bbut Prince Pipin – who hit a hat-trick in Sporting’s 6-2 midweek success over Southend Manor – and Javier Rivera replied either side of the break to level.

Action from the London APSA v Clapton game at the Terrance McMillan stadiumAction from the London APSA v Clapton game at the Terrance McMillan stadium

Dan Trenkel restored Wakerinng’s lead midway through the second half, though, and three more goals in the last 11 minutes from Joe Skeels, Nash and James Pugsley saw them run out emphatic winners.

London Bari were also in action at the Old Spotted Dog ground and fell to a 1-0 defeat against Ilford, as Eden Nelson netted 16 minutes from time.

Fixtures, Monday: Tower Hamlets v Sporting Bengal.

Tuesday: Clapton v London Bari.

Wednesday: Southend Manor v Tower Hamlets, Sporting Bengal v FC Romania.

Saturday: Clapton v Sporting Bengal, Haringey Boro v London APSA, Takeley v London Bari, Tower Hamlets v Hullbridge.

Monday: Sporting Bengal v Basildon (League Cup semi-final).

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