Hackney & Leyton League: Midfield shock Clapton in the cup

Division Two Midfield defied the odds to pull off the shock of the day and beat Premier Division side Clapton Rangers 4-3 in the Dickie Davies Cup

Division Two Midfield defied the odds to pull off the shock of the day and beat Premier Division side Clapton Rangers 4-3 in the Dickie Davies Cup.

Luke Trimm was in superb form and scored twice, while Chris Byrne and Daniel Piggott also found the target to send their side into the fourth round. Ade Cole, Ashley Taylor and an own goal replied for Clapton.

In the Jack Walpole Cup third round, Alpha Grove defeated fellow fourth tier side AFC Knights 3-1, thanks to strikes from Danny Bird and a double from Ricky Stuart.

Bancroft were comfortable 5-0 victors over Red Devils. Warren, Temi and Shane Baptiste were all on the scoresheet, while Vinney netted two.


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Albert Daniels Cup holders and Premier League leaders Lapton eased past Irawo Reds in the first round 2-0 thanks to goals from Ade Wale in the first half and a strike from Marlon Campbell in the second.

Last years beaten finalists Real Romania thrashed Black Meteors 4-0 thanks to a double from Antoniou Miero and strikes from Sebastian Darlea and Dorin Balaceane.

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Andre Marriell was on target for Old George but it was not enough as they were totally outplayed by Eureka and hammered 5-1.

MSW came back from two goals down to level 2-2 against Vio Romania, with the game finishing 3-3 after normal time and then four apiece after extra time, before MSW won 4-2 on penalties.

Luca Anareti hit a double for Vio, while Andrei Boorog and Stivgari Adrian scored one each. Jamie McDonald hit a brace, while Dan Marsh and Lee Daniels also scored, while Adam Mehmet saved two penalties for MSW.

In the second round of the Jack Morgan Cup, Big Kahuna edged out Division Four Ravenscroft 3-1 thanks to a Tom Rafferty double and Dan Lewis single, while Chris Salisbury replied for Ravenscroft.

FC Storm and Hare & Hounds were level at one apiece after normal time, before Storm showed tremendous character to run out 3-1 winner thanks to a Konstantin Smal double and a Maksim Volsin goal. Ricardo Gaffe replied for Hare & Hounds.

Division Three leaders Hackney met Cosmopolitan, top of Division Two in a cracking game that was 1-1 after 90 minutes, with Alex Bramble finding the net for Hackney and D St Hill scoring for Cosmopolitan.

It was Hackney whoever who ran out winners as Louis Carter' goal was enough for his side to progress.

Hackney Gazette cup holders OKJH needed a last gasp goal to ensure their progress to the third round as Anthony White scored to knock out Lancresse Rangers.

London Aprilla edged out Division Four side Baris Spor, thanks to goals from Richard Shed, Sven Exeter and Godfrey Kennard, with Tekcan Tek and Lloyd Barzey replying for Spor.

Tottenham Phoenix and Mile End were all square at 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes, with the East End side finally running out 3-1 victors at the end of 120 minutes. Jerome Anglin was the Phoenix goalscorer, while Jack Higgs and a double from Abrahams Mahood saw Mile End home.

Division Two side Delta caused a shock by dumping out Division One side Adam & Eve 3-2 thanks to a D Farmer double and an S Farren strike.

There was nothing separating Cock Tavern and Comet, who were locked at 2-2 after normal time and then 3-3 after extra with Comet going through after winning 4-3 on penalties.

Daryl Barclay scored twice and A Raphael once for Tavern, while a Steven Le'Sage struck a double and Tommy Shelts once for Comet.

In the most astonishing result of the day, Division One leaders FC Polit beat East London 15-0.

There were hat-tricks from Rida Knight, Tom Mayeh and J Tama, while E Kirkali and Stephen Prince hit braces, with Dave Armstrong and M Sluggins both getting their names on the scoresheet.

Royal Oak of Division Four pulled off an upset as they beat Lammas, who are two leagues higher 2-1 as Mark Christodoviou and Hasan Kirmaz found the net, before Seagun Oladapo replied for Lammas.

In the Premier Division, Albion Manor jumped above opponents Three Compasses after a fine 7-0 win.

Darren Whelan and Skyrou each scored two, while Alan Mullen, Matt Harris, and Tony Walker all scored.

In Division One, there was an astonishing game between Gascoyne and Metwin.

Gascoyne found themselves 4-0 down against free-scoring Metwin only to pull back and level the game, before Metwin showed great character to score a winner.

Nathan Scarborough bagged a hat-trick, with James Smith and Michael Filletti also on target, while Michael and Kieren O'Donoghue, and Kuris Mader (2), scored for Gascoyne.

In Division Two, Jay Cubed and Athletico Angels drew 2-2. Ian Baker and Patrick Barrett scored for Jay, while Andrew Brockbank grabbedboth for Angels.

Karl O'Flaherty struck twice, with Mohamed Kali, Andrew Parker, Jason Orr and Lee Southcott on target as in Division Three Wenlock Arma beat Mile End Colts 6-2.

AC Islington edged past Walthmstow Village 3-2, with goals by James Clarke, John Barfoo and Luke Musgrove, while Hoxton oxes hammered Maynell 6-0 thanks to doubles from Gabi and Darren Linnell along with strikes from Jason Rooney and Ben Smith.

Shoreditch Fire Penguins remain top of Division Four despite losing 4-1 to Regents Park Rovers, with Duncan Coombs on target for the Penguins.

A Jake Helm goal was enough to earn Florist Arms a 1-0 win over Eastway Olympia.

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