Hackney & Leyton League: Cosmpolitan shock Black Meteors again in the cup
Division Two side Cosmopolitan shocked Premier outfit Black Meteors in the cup for the second time this season
Division Two side Cosmopolitan shocked Premier outfit Black Meteors in the cup for the second time this season.
The mid-table team built on their giant-killing reputation after a Daniel Stanley strike two minutes from time handed them a 3-2 Dickie Davies Cup semi-final win.
Kamel Mukjar gave Meteors a third -minute lead before Liam Patrick leveled things up, before a Frank Amankwa goal put Cosmo ahead. Adam Iyayi made it 2-2, before Stanley's late winner sent the second division side through to face the winners of Lapton v Mile End.
In the Premier Division, Irawo Reds failed to close the gap on the top three after losing 4-2 to Red Devils.
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Carlos Nelson, Kay Jones, Jason Walker and Charles Broady scored for ther Devils, while Mario Silva and Thomas Somah replied for Irawo.
Clapton are up to fourth after beating OKJH 1-0 and 3-1. Joe Seabrook scored the winner in the first encounter, before hitting a double in the second, with Max also scoring.
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Nine-man Eureka beat Bancroft United 2-1 in their first game, with Steven Onikosi hitting both, while Bonga Odusina replied for Bancroft.
The second game belonged to Bancroft, who won 6-1 thanks to braces from Khalid Jama and Anas Hassani, with Vincent Williams and Odusin also on target.
Division One leaders Metwin maintained their excellent form with a 3-0 win over Polit, with a Johnny Fitzpatrick double and a James Smith goal.
Mile End are up to second after edging out Adam & Eve 4-3. Abraham Mahmood, Jackie Hicks, Clifford Merry and Jamie Morris scored for Mile End, while Sean Morgan (2) and Lee Vega replied for Adam & Eve.
Jay Cubed failed to close the gap on the top two in Division two after losing 3-0 to FC Storm, who themselves are up to third. Konstantin Small scored twice, while Ivan Drodon was also on target.
Midfield put in a dominant performance to beat Delta 6-1. David O'Connell and Jason Cann-Woode hit doubles, with Luke Trimm and Stephen Riglone also on the score sheet.
Islington are chasing promotion in Division Three and won 9-1 against relegation-bound Maynell.
Meshach Williams hit a hat-trick, while John Lawson and Ben Ramsey both scored twice, with John Barfoot and Paul Whelan also netting..
Walthamstow Village pulled off a magnificent result to beat second-place Alpha Grove 3-1, with Parr Njie scoring twice and Desmond Pascal also on target, while Danny Bird replied for Grove.
Wenlock Arms and Cock Tavern played out an entertaining 4-4 draw in Division Three.
Andrew Parker (2), Mohammed Kali and Lee Southcott scored for Wenlock, with a Adrian Raphael hat-trick plus a Jay Lottrie goal Tavern's response.
Kieran Conway scored twice, while Jamie Williy and Robert O'Brien also found the target as Mustard beat Knights 4-1.
Chris Howard scored the consolation.
Division Four leaders Florist Arms were beaten 4-1 by Comet, with John Masters (2), Uli Izzett and M Johnson all scoring, with Mark Owen hitting Florist's consolation.
Shoreditch Fire Penguins regained top spot after goals from Tom Howard, Matt Webb and Matt Comb helped them to a 3-0 win over Eastway Olympia.
Royal Oak led Regents Park 2-0 thanks to goals from Mark Christodoulou and Chris Papacosta, but Park scored twice in the second half through Sean Brown and Stephen Fall to share the spoils.
Bow Young Prince and East London drew 2-2, with Mark Lee and Theo Thomas scoring for Prince and Jay Phull and Wayne Stephenson replying.
l LAPTON have been removed from the Albert Daniels Cup final and replaced by Bancroft after fielding a suspended player in their 1-0 semi-final win.
The player in question was suspended from Saturday football and came on as a substitute in their semi-final win, not knowing that his suspension counted in Sunday football.
The league are awaiting to hear from Lapton if they are to take the matter up with the London FA and appeal, before commenting.