Hackney & Leyton League: Real Romania capture Albert Daniels Cup

Prolific goalscorer Ionut Coropceanu was once again the hero for Real Romania as his two goals led his side to a 2-1 win over Bancroft United in the final of the Albert Daniels Cup on Friday night

Prolific goalscorer Ionut Coropceanu was once again the hero for Real Romania as his two goals led his side to a 2-1 win over Bancroft United in the final of the Albert Daniels Cup on Friday night.

The red-hot frontman claimed the man of the match award and bagged his brace in the first 15 minutes of the match. Although Benga Odusina scored for United with 10 minutes left, they could not find the elusive equaliser.

Clapton Rangers are through to the final off the Jack Walpole Cup after a sensational 6-5 win over Lapton.

Joe Seabrook and Ashley Taylor-Forbes both hit doubles, while Ade Cole and Jonathan Mulonson were also on target. Ibby Ranks (3) and Maurice Byfield (2) were Lapton's scorers.


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Clapton will face Cosmopolitan (below) in the final after they beat Red Devils on penalties.

The game ended 3-3 after 90 minutes with both sides finding the net in extra-time, while Cosmo won 4-3 on spot-kicks.

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Zeek Watson, Jason Walker and Alex Reid scored for Devils, while Daniel Stanley, Liam Patrick and Sherwin Stanley scored for Cosmo in open play, with Nathan Mathurin netting the winning penalty.

In the Hackney & Leyton Premier Division Black Meteors missed their chance to grab top spot in the league after going down 3-2 to Bancroft.

Khalid Jama, Justin Weatherman and Ben Hoskyn were on target for United, with Mutala Mohammed and Enoch Boateng replying for Meteors.

Real Romania defeated MSW 5-2 to move up to third. Geogre Amanei, Lucizim Dormuica, Sebastian Darlea, Antonio Mieroix, Mihoi Cotmareanu were Real's scorers, while Phillip Slade netted both for MSW.

In Division One, Mile End beat champions Metwin 4-1 to seal second place and promotion.

Abrahams Mahmood hit a brace, while Clifford Merry and Kiren O'Donoghue were Mile End's scorers, with James Smith replying for Metwin.

Hare & Hounds are Division Two champions after second half goals from Bradley O'Donavan and Dwayne Sharon helped them to a 2-0 win over Lammas.

Storm closed the gap on Lammas in second place after a 4-0 win over Midfield. Neklyk Mykola, Ivan Prodan, Jerojey Babich and Volodyneyr Tyranskiy scored for Storm.

Cass Weaver hit three goals and Tom Geogre two as Lockers beat Big Kahuna 5-2, for whom Danny Lewis and Tom Rafferty scored.

Alpha Grove stole the runners up spot and promotion in Division Three after a 3-1 win over Hoxton Foxes.

Brian Gawan scored for Foxes, while Glen Barnard, Danny Bird and Ricky Stewart netted for Alpha.

Cock Tavern and Walthamstow Village played out a 1-1 draw with Desmond Pascal scoring for Village and Adrian Raphael on target for Tavern.

Baris Spor were 5-2 winners over Comet in Division Four, with a treble from Lloyd Barzey and two from Serkan Parker, while Uli Izzet scored both of Comet's goals.

Royal Oak beat East London 5-2 thanks to a Mark Christodoulou hat-trick and singles from Jamie Curtis and Rikki Gilbert, while R Austir scored both goals for East London.

Lapton and Cosmopolitan will collide this Friday at Leyton FC in Lea Bridge Road for the final of the Dickie Davies Cup, with kick-off is at 7.30pm.

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