Real undone by Army onslaught

PUBLISHED: 11:37 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:57 05 October 2010

The Hackney and Leyton League's Division One title race was thrown wide open as Army and Navy gunned down championship rivals Real Romania

By Phil Ravitz

The Hackney and Leyton League's Division One title race was thrown wide open as Army and Navy gunned down championship rivals Real Romania on Sunday to complete a double over the league leaders.

Army came back from an early deficit to record a 3-1 win that puts the club just a point behind table toppers Real with two games in hand.

Antonio Mieroi had put Real ahead from the penalty spot, but Jamie McDonald levelled with another spot-kick before two goals from Philly Eusebe secured a vital victory for Army and Navy.

At the foot of the Division One table, FC Metwin eased their relegation worries as Steve Prince and Lardjani Kamel were on target in a 2-1 win over London Aprilia.

There was no change at the top of the Premier Division as Lapton remain 10 points clear of Clapton Rangers, who have four games in hand over the reigning champions.

There were hat-trick stars on both sides as the championship rivals both won on Sunday, Lapton overcoming league newcomers Red Devils 3-1, while Clapton edged out Albion Manor 3-2.

Gabriel bagged three in Lapton's win, with Gavin Morgan scoring the Devils' sole reply, while James Smith lashed in a treble to secure Clapton's triumph.

Jack Beard's free-kick earned long-time Division Two leaders Delta a point in a 1-1 draw with FC Lockers, while Leyton Trades Res and AC Scorpions fought out a 2-2 draw in the division's other game.

Hoxton Foxes slipped up in their Division Three derby with Maynell, who won 2-0 as Toufik Bachi scored twice. The Foxes' failure allowed Lammas to increase their lead at the top of the division with a 6-4 win over Hoxton's Wenlock Arms.

It was a successful weekend for the Tower Hamlets sides in the the second round of the Hackney Gazette Cup as favourites Bancroft United recorded a comprehensive 5-0 win over East London while Old George knocked out Hospital Tavern.

Tavern's John Kelly had netted a stoppage-time equaliser to send the game into extra-time after Andre Moreille and Shane Janvier had put Old George in control.

But with extra-time unable to separate the two sides, Old George prevailed 5-3 in the penalty shoot-out.

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