Meath back in title hunt

PUBLISHED: 07:10 26 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:49 05 October 2010

REIGNING champions Meath United are refusing to give up on this year's East London Sunday League title race after launching a second attempt at a championship comeback

REIGNING champions Meath United are refusing to give up on this year's East London Sunday League title race after launching a second attempt at a championship comeback last weekend.

The Bethnal Green side had recovered from a poor start to the campaign, only to suffer a major setback last week with a surprise defeat at Crownfield.

But they bounced back in style on Sunday with a 7-1 mauling of Beaumont International, closing the gap on leaders Inter Lucia to just four points.

Now Meath could throw the title race wide open in their clash with Inter on Sunday, knowing that victory would draw them to within a point of the table toppers.

Second-place Clapton Rangers failed to improve their own championship prospects as they were held to a 4-4 draw by borough rivals Hackney Downs, while Rolls Park inflicted more misery on bottom club Hench FC with a 3-0 victory.

In Division One, Arbour Athletic enhanced their promotion hopes with a crucial 3-1 victory over leaders Reama as Leroy Kemai netted twice. Perry Greenberg was also on target for the Stepney club, while goalkeeper Steven French saved a Reama penalty in an impressive display.

Stepney rivals East Moore joined Reama at the top of the table following an 8-0 demolition of Holloway as Jesse Mason, Shaun Brennan, Ricky Field and Troy Deering all fired doubles.

Stoke Newington showed their promotion potential in Division Two by inflicting a 6-3 defeat on long-time leaders EFY, while Millwall Albion returned to winning with an 8-0 win over East End United.

The unbeaten pair in Division Three, New North Rangers and William Fitt Tigers, both extended their winning streaks with comprehensive wins over Jubba FC and Juva respectively.

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