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PUBLISHED: 17:00 03 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:51 05 October 2010

Newcomers Real Romania came through their toughest test of the Hackney and Leyton League season on Sunday as they saw off a tough challenge from Lancresse Rangers to remain a point clear at the top of Division One

NEWCOMERS Real Romania came through their toughest test of the Hackney and Leyton League season on Sunday as they saw off a tough challenge from Lancresse Rangers to remain a point clear at the top of Division One.

Real edged a tight contest 2-1 courtesy of goals from Antonio Mieroi and league top scorer Ionut Coropceanu, while Roman Klement replied for Lancresse, who pushed the leaders all the way.

Army and Navy, the division's only unbeaten side, enjoyed easier work against nine-man Gascoyne as Phillip Slade's hat-trick inspired an 8-0 victory.

Mile End threw away a three-goal lead as they were held to a 3-3 draw by lowly Midfield. Abraham Mahmood, Chris Lewis and James Morris had put Mile End in control, but Midfield battled back with strikes from Ben Achampong, Stephen Rigione and Daniel Pigott.

In the Premier Division, Lapton stretched their lead at the top to four points with a 3-0 win over Black Meteors, with Dean Robinson, Jason Elliott and Daniel Stephenson on target.

Old King John's Head remain third following a goalless draw with Eureka, while the improving Bancroft United continued their march up the table as Kodie Gama converted two penalties in a 2-1 defeat of Red Devils.

Division Two leaders Delta beat Hospital Tavern 4-3 in a thrilling encounter as Dave Armstrong hit a hat-trick for the table toppers, while FC Highstone reignited their own promotion bid with a 3-2 win over Athletico Angels.

Necious Actil netted four goals for Wenlock Arms in a 4-2 win over Maynell, but Hoxton Foxes stay top of Division Three after a 4-2 win over title rivals Tottenham Phoenix.

In Division Four, AC Islington kept up their title challenge with a 3-2 win over Baris Sports, while East London move third after a 2-1 defeat of Regents Park Rovers.

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