Rangers stay top of the table

PUBLISHED: 14:31 02 October 2008 | UPDATED: 13:40 05 October 2010

By CIARAN McGRATH TABLE-TOPPING Clapton Rangers maintained their four-point lead over Premier Division champions Lapton in the Hackney and Leyton League on Sunday after an emphatic 4-1 victory over Prince Regent. Rangers took a first-half lead courtesy


TABLE-TOPPING Clapton Rangers maintained their four-point lead over Premier Division champions Lapton in the Hackney and Leyton League on Sunday after an emphatic 4-1 victory over Prince Regent.

Rangers took a first-half lead courtesy of Daniel Senghore, before Tope Olatoju, James Smith and Sid Egan added three more after the break to seal the triumph, with Garry Clifton scoring Regent's consolation.

Goals from Dean Robinson, Wale and Kola earned Lapton a 3-1 win over Old King John's Head after Anthony White had given King John's a surprise lead.

St George's fought back to snatch a 1-1 draw with Three Compasses while Albion Manor also staged a late recovery in a 1-1 stalemate with Black Meteors.

Army and Navy remain top of Division One after a 4-0 win over Mile End, with Real Romania climbing into second place following a 7-2 victory over FC Metwin.

Real's thumping win meant London Aprillia dropped down to third place on goal difference despite a 3-1 victory of their own over Fenerbahce. Kurt O'Brien, Francois Capman and Ben Stone were all on target for Aprillia.

Gascoyne edged out Wounded Knee 2-1 and Lancresse Rangers came out on top in the clash of the promoted teams after beating Midfield 2-1, while Marvin Patterson scored a hat-trick as Club 93 overcame Leyton Trades 9-2.

In Division Two, leaders Homerton Rangers beat AC Scorpions 6-3, with Lee Greenaway and Sanchez Daniel netting twice and Quincey Roberts and Raul Liverington also hitting the target.

Delta stayed in second place on goal difference after a fine 3-0 win over promoted FC Highstone and Hospital Tavern earned a point in a thrilling 4-4 draw against Lockers FC.

Old George earned their first points of the season with a 2-1 win over Leyton Trades reserves while Athletico Angels romped to an 8-1 win over Walthamstow Village thanks to a hat-trick from Michael Case.

Lammas stayed top of Division Three after beating Jay Cubed 2-0 but Hoxton are hot on their heels following an entertaining 8-6 win over Hackney Borough.

Maynell beat Royal Boys 7-3, with Sean Shand netting a treble, while Mesiah Odinma scored the only goal as Tottenham Phoenix overcame Wenlock Arms in a tight encounter.

In a seven-goal thriller, Big Kahuna overcame AFC Knights 4-3 and Shoreditch Fire Penguins thrashed Florist Arms 5-0 in Division Four.

Regents Park Rovers edged out Old George 2nd Athletic 2-1, with goals from Shaun Brown and Franfoy Alegandro.

In the London Sunday Junior Cup First Round, Cock Tavern from Division Four were beaten 7-4 by Cyprus Red Star, from Sidcup. Danny Barkley and Rafael scored twice each for Tavern.

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