Real lead cut as Knee fight back

PUBLISHED: 16:19 20 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:48 05 October 2010

By PHIL RAVITZ REAL ROMANIA S lead at the top of Division One in the Hackney and Leyton League was slashed to a single point last weekend as Wounded Knee staged a miraculous fightback from a four-goal deficit. Real had cruised into a comfortable lead th


REAL ROMANIA'S lead at the top of Division One in the Hackney and Leyton League was slashed to a single point last weekend as Wounded Knee staged a miraculous fightback from a four-goal deficit.

Real had cruised into a comfortable lead through Florin Virlan's double and further goals from Ionut Coropceanu and Livin Stoica, but Wounded Knee hit back through Eddie Mataz, Andy Mayto, Darl Lynch and John Bray to snatch a dramatic 4-4 draw.

That result enabled Army and Navy to close to within a point of Real Romania after a late goal from Yusseff Etti gave the Stoke Newington side a 1-0 win over Club 93.

Mile End earned a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Gascoyne thanks to a brace from Luke Trimm while the clash between Midfield and London Aprilia ended all square in a 2-2 draw.

Reigning champions Lapton regained their place at the top of the Premier Division table with a 4-1 win over Albion Manor, moving a point clear of title rivals Clapton Rangers, who were in cup action.

Red Devils edged out Three Compasses 2-1 thanks to goals from Jason Walker and Morris Byfield, while Black Meteors were 3-2 winners against St George's thanks to Mutela Mohammed's double and Richie Ofosu's strike.

In a titantic Division Two struggle, leaders Delta were held to a 1-1 draw as Athletico Angels snatched a stoppage-time equaliser. Delta had taken an early lead through Jack Beard only for James Brockbank to rescue Angels in the final minute.

Homerton Rangers lost for the first time and suffered a dent to their promotion hopes as FC Highstone secured a 2-0 win through a second-half double from Marcus Renford.

The Division Three encounter between Wenlock Arms and Jay Cubed ended in a 2-2 draw. Karl O'Flaherty and Danny Sweeney were on target for Wenlock while Jamie Luxford and Simon Fewer answered for Cubed.

Tottenham Phoenix remain in the promotion picture following a solid 2-0 victory over Maynell, while Kahuna and AFC Knights shared a 2-2 draw and Aberfeldy recorded a 4-3 victory in an entertaining meeting with Royal Boys.

Clapton Rangers cruised into the third round of the London Sunday Intermediate with a 5-1 defeat of Maccabi League opponents Montana Boca United.

In the one outstanding Jack Walpole Cup match, Prince Regent dumped Old King John's Head out of the competition with a 3-2 win as Danny Colechin netted twice and Garry Clayton was also on target.

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