Florist miss out in Tavern thriller

PUBLISHED: 10:01 13 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:46 05 October 2010

Hackney & Leyton League By PHIL RAVITZ THERE was high drama in the Hackney Gazette cup clash between Hospital Tavern and Florist Arms on Sunday as a pulsating game produced five goals and finished almost half an hour late following a serious injury. The

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THERE was high drama in the Hackney Gazette cup clash between Hospital Tavern and Florist Arms on Sunday as a pulsating game produced five goals and finished almost half an hour late following a serious injury.

The match was subject to a lengthy delay when Tavern player Adam Kelly sustained a badly broken leg that required surgery this week, but when the action finally resumed, the Homerton side narrowly avoided a shock defeat to lower division opponents.

Florist Arms, from Bow, battled bravely but were unable to record an upset win over the Division Two side as goals from Lee Webster, Danny Murphy and Shaun Morgan ensured Tavern progressed to the second round.

Jay Cubed also advanced with a 6-2 defeat of Regent Park Rovers as Simon Matson and Jason Harley both hit doubles.

Old George overcame Lammas 3-1 courtesy of an own-goal and strikes from Shane-Jon Bier and Jason Cann-Woode, while Wounded Knee also moved into the second round as Paul Fowler's hat-trick inspired a 7-2 triumph over Ravenscroft.

In the London Sunday Challenge Cup, Eureka - who won last season's Intermediate Cup - came through a tough tie away to Chelsea Town 2-1 following a double from John Nevin.

Lapton took over top spot in the Premier Division following a 6-3 victory against Wentworth Arms. Ade Wale hit a treble for the champions with Daniel Stephenson and Dean Robinson also finding the net.

Albion Manor climbed to fourth position with a 5-2 victory over Bancroft United, for whom Justin Weatherman netted twice.

Army and Navy moved to within three points of Division One leaders Real Romania following a 5-0 rout over struggling Midfield, while Club 93 overcame third-placed Gascoyne in a wild 7-3 victory.

Lancresse Rangers remain in the promotion hunt after a 4-2 defeat of FC Metwin but Mile End were forced to settle for a 3-3 draw with London Aprilia despite Mahmood Abraham netting a hat-trick.

Delta remain top of Division Two following a thrilling 3-3 draw against title rivals Homerton Rangers, while Hoxton Foxes occupy top spot in Division Three after winning 6-2 against Royal Boys.

Honours were shared in the meeting between Wenlock Arms and The Aberfeldy as Harry Turner and Dane Blair both hit the target in a 2-2 draw.

Baris Sports secured a comprehensive 3-0 win over FC Storm in Division Four, while Cock Tavern overcame Royal Oak 7-2 and East London prevailed 2-1 over Old George's Reserves.

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