Millwall set for crunch Springfield clash

PUBLISHED: 10:47 08 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:56 05 October 2010

The promotion race in Division Three of the East London League will be clarified this weekend when Millwall Albion meet Springfield in a potentially decisive encounter

The promotion race in Division Three of the East London League will be clarified this weekend when Millwall Albion meet Springfield in a potentially decisive encounter on Sunday.

Both teams have established themselves as championship contenders in their maiden league campaigns after joining the East London League this summer following years of success in youth football.

Springfield, from Clapton, warmed up for the crucial clash with an emphatic 5-2 win over former division leaders EFY last weekend, while Isle of Dogs outfit Albion were held by fourth-placed Concordia.

Millwall had taken a deserved lead only for Concordia to mount a spirited comeback, netting late on to secure a 2-2 draw and increase the pressure on Albion ahead of this weekend's meeting with Springfield.

Stoke Newington remain in pole position in the title race after climbing to the top of the table following a 3-1 win over lowly Gervic Palace on Sunday.

Adriatiku are also mounting a promotion bid and strengthened their challenge with a 3-1 win over East Moore B.

The headline clash in the top flight saw Inter Lucia maintain their leadership of Division One after coming through a terrific tussle with title rivals Clapton Rangers.

In a nine-goal thriller, Inter emerged with a 5-4 victory to stretch their lead at the top of the table. In the other Division One game to survive the weather, Rolls Park overcame Beaumont International 3-0.

In Division Two, White Swan and Cuckoo picked up valuable points in their promotion quest with a comfortable 3-0 defeat of struggling Haggerston Park Lions, while bottom side Young Prince took a 2-0 lead in their game with Hackney Downs B, only for Downs to hit back and salvage a 2-2 draw.

Besiktas cemented their hold on third position in Division Four with a convincing 5-0 victory over Stratford Juniors - the side just one place below them - while Acorn secured a 5-2 victory over struggling Juva.

In the lone East London Cup tie played, Leyton Trades progressed to the second round, thanks to a 6-2 win over Holloway.

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