Clapton stay in the hunt

PUBLISHED: 18:14 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:59 05 October 2010

Clapton Rangers, the winners of last season's London Sunday Junior Cup, are on the trail of another major trophy after reaching the semi-finals of this year's Sunday Intermediate Cup

Clapton Rangers, the winners of last season's London Sunday Junior Cup, are on the trail of another major trophy after reaching the last four of this season's Sunday Intermediate Cup last weekend.

The Hackney side won a thrilling fifth-round clash with Barking outfit Greengate as striker James Smith netted a dramatic winner 10 minutes from time.

Clapton had twice taken the lead through Reece Darchville and Ben Gracey only for Greengate to level on each occasion, but former FC Metwin forward Smith struck the decisive blow to send Rangers into the last four.

Clapton's Premier Division title rivals Lapton moved into the fourth round of the Jack Walpole Cup as Ibby Ranks fired a double in a 3-0 victory over London Aprilia.

Eureka, the current Sunday Intermediate Cup holders, cruised to a 5-1 win over Midfield as Chris Williams netted a hat-trick.

The Hackney club continue their challenge for this year's London Sunday Cup this weekend with a visit to Vista FC.

Real Romania provided a cup shock with a 7-0 thrashing of Premier Division outfit St George's, while fellow Division One side Mile End also defeated Premier Division opponents Red Devils 6-1.

In the sole Jack Morgan Cup clash, Division Two leaders Delta recorded a 3-1 win over Division Three promotion hopefuls Hoxton Foxes, while the lone Premier Division fixture saw Black Meteors prevail 5-1 over Three Compasses.

Wounded Knee moved up two places to sixth place in Division One with a commanding 5-2 win over an FC Metwin as Paul Ferla, Eddie Mataz, Jason Reid, Darly Lynch and Dom English all hit the target.

FC Highstone slipped up at the top of Division Two as they fell to a 3-2 defeat against old rivals Hospital Tavern.

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