Hackney & Leyton League: Clapton Rangers capture Jack Walpole Cup

Cosmopolitan suffered their second cup final defeat in consecutive weeks on Friday after Clapton Rangers retained the Jack Walpole Cup with a 4-0 win

Cosmopolitan suffered their second cup final defeat in consecutive weeks on Friday after Clapton Rangers retained the Jack Walpole Cup with a 4-0 win.

Jonathan Mulonso opened the scoring seven minutes in from a long-range free-kick, while Joe Seabrook doubled Clapton's advantage after 20 minutes.

Ashley Taylor-Forbes added a third after 60 minutes, before Maxim Urbanus made it four.

In the Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division, Black Meteors beat Red Devils 3-2.


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Edward O-Ansah struck twice, while Ovincey Dunso also scored, with Kay Jones and Zeek Watson replying for Devils.

Clapton Rangers came from a goal behind to beat Albion Manor 4-1.

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Tony Walker scored for Albion in the first half, before Johnnie Offei, Joe Seabrook, Brian Okwera and Maxim Urbanas to move up to third.

Bancroft United climbed up the table after two wins against Three Compasses, with the first an amazing 6-4 triumph.

Vincent Williams hit a treble, while Michael Williams, Ashley Diamond and Justin Weatherman also scored, while doubles from Patrick Fitzpatrick and Rheaz Ortanez were only consolations for Compasses.

In their second encounter United won 6-0, thanks to four goals from Justin Weatherman and singles from both Benja Odusina and Jack Hems.

Cosmopolitan kept their promotion dram alive in Division Two after goals from Dominic St Hill and Richard St Clair helped them to a 2-1 win over Midfield, for whom Neil Galeghar was on target.

Tottenham Phoenix beat Lockers 4-3 despite a Cass Weaver hat-trick. Jerome Anglin (2), Christian Smith and Brian Brown scored for Phoenix.

In Division Four, Comet came back from two goals down to snatch a point against Bow Young Prince.

Strikes from John Cutts and Mark Leelpen had put Prince two goals to the good, before goals from Jack Masters and S Deering levelled the scores.

Last Sunday saw the last games to be played at the East Marsh after 60 years of football as part of Olympic regeneration.

A new foot bridge over the area means the changing rooms must be flattened, although football should return to the marsh in 2011.

The Hackney Gazette Cup final sees Bancroft United take on Comet this Friday at Leyton FC, Kick-off is at 7.30pm.

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