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The Corinthian Cup football action continued on Sunday and KLIK almost caused another shock as they hosted top-flight Warren United at Old Dagenham Park. The sides combined to finish level 2-2 at full-time before Warren prevailed 3-2 after extra time, Alex Yearwood netting twice and Freddie Anderson once.
The day’s other tie saw two Division Two sides meet in a local derby with Barking the visitors to take on Central Colts at Castle Green. James Hobday scored twice for the visitors but his efforts proved not quite enough as Kielechi Imachukwu and Tunde Olagunju responded with braces for the Colts to win it 4-2 and progress on.
There was a shock in the Trophyland Cup second round where Alpha were up against the Division Three leaders, Barking Riverside who were unbeaten going into the game. Goals from Nicholas Muir and Daniel Crowie for Alpha proved to be the difference as they won 2-0 to send Barking to a first competitive defeat of the season.
The day’s sole top flight action came from Walthamstow where Asianos were up against an in-form SL Menfica outfit. David Hornsby scored twice for the visitors with Shaun Goddard netting the other to earn a narrow 3-2 win for SL. That result sees the sides move level with each other in the table with just two goals keeping them apart in fourth and fifth respectively.
In Division One, Kulture Klub have shot up into the top half of the table as they confirmed a third league win of the campaign with a victory at home against St Augustines in Walthamstow. Klub goals from Oliver Modeste, Liam Adams, Jay Jones and Cassidy Igwe all got on the scoresheet in a 4-1 win, overcoming a Thomas Neale goal for the Saints.
There was a terrifically close game in the other contest where Brook Athletic were up against Chingford Athletic in Waltham Abbey, the former looking to move away from danger at the wrong end of the table. Lee Bowers and Jamie Lyndon scored for Chingford but Brook goals in reply from George Craddock, Brandon Martin and Lorenzo Ramsey won it 3-2 for their side.
It was a great morning for Frenford on Sunday as the side bottom of the table racked up their first victory of the season to close the gap to safety to just four points, earning a 3-1 home win against Chingford Athletic Reserves. Damilola Olaiya, Hendrew Schimidt and Kyran Chiedozie efforts were the difference, overcoming Jack Saunders’s effort for the visitors.
There was another shock result in the division which saw FC Mexico B, ninth in the standings going into the game, send title chasing Hornchurch Oakmont to a surprise defeat with the Mexicans earning a 3-2 away win. George Terry and Thomas Gibson each netted for the Oak but their efforts proved insufficient, putting a dent in their hopes.
Moving into the top half of the table, Goresbrook made their ascent into the top six as they recorded a fourth league win of the season, beating Roose away from home in a 5-2 scoreline in Hainault. Liam Coney and Martin Tuohy scored twice each with Bradley Jackson scoring the other to render goals from Harry Amoah and Charlie Hawes as just consolation.
Newham Athletic moved themselves off of the foot of the table in Division Three as the promoted outfit brought about a second league win of the season, beating Havering Well 5-1 in Beckton. Wesley Scott was the hero with a four-goal haul with Forrester Kabo scoring the other. Jack Grant was the man on target in reply for Well with their consolation goal.
Chigwell United moved to within three points of the promotion places with a solid 5-2 win in their match against Lonsdale as the sides met in Chadwell Heath. Jani Gjergji and Bradley Stevens both found the back of the net for Lonsdale but those goals were not enough as United responded with five of their own to record a fourth league win.
Bretons Manor remain top of the table in Division Four as the Dagenham side maintained their standing with a 4-1 away win at Upshire Forest Reserves over the weekend. Sam Cooper scored twice with William Semain and Billy Bradley getting the others to win their eighth game out of nine.
Staying close behind, Roneo Colts Reserves are just three points back with a game in hand as they overcome a tough Titans United side in a 2-1 victory. Etelberto Monteiro scored for United but Roneo goals from Luke Sargent and Dwayne Francis-Riley were enough to take the hosts to another win.
Those results gave Monkhams the opportunity to climb the table and they duly obliged with a big 4-1 win as they returned from their trip to Inter Ladzio with all three points. Glenn Owen was on the scoresheet for Inter but Sam Snell’s hat-trick plus a George Burton goal saw Monkhams take the win.
There was an important victory for a side at the other end of the table as Ping City Phoenixes moved off the bottom of the table with just their second league win of the campaign, beating Asianos Reserves. Ping were emphatic 4-1 winners on the day as they moved up a place to tenth and just a point from safety.
Result of the day in Division Five came in Walthamstow where title chasing Ridgeway Rovers Under 21s Reserves finally succumbed to a league defeat as struggling East Tilbury Town return home with the points. Archie Berry and Sanchez Bolessa scored the Rovers goals but Harry Smith’s brace and an Anthony Hunt effort for Town earned them a 3-2 win.
Cobra have moved back up to third place in the table as they took advantage of results around, returning home from their clash against Thames Ironworks Community Reserves with a 4-1 win under their belts. Alfie Dove scored twice with Aaron White and Nail Kadri goals completing the tally.
Epping Forest Falcons returned to winning ways on Sunday as they took all the points in their home clash against Keith Park Rangers in Woodford. Goals from each of Adam Whittaker, Alex Cachia and Ashley Conroy, coupled with a cleansheet performance, earned Falcons a fifth win from seven to keep them in touch at the top end of the table.
The day’s league action was completed at Wanstead Flats where Eastern Avenue, fresh from their big performance at the table-toppers last week, were at home against Singh Sabha Barking this time. The two teams couldn’t be separated on the day as the game finished 1-1 with Ajmain Bhuivan’s effort for Eastern levelled up by a Jordan Hamilton strike for Barking.
ESSEX SUNDAY JUNIOR TROPHY
There was one rearranged all-Corinthian Essex Sunday Junior Trophy clash on Sunday as Romford Athletic Dons met Theydon in Hainault for a place in the quarter finals of the competition. In difficult conditions, Theydon put in a sterling performance, winning 7-1 to set-up a tie against either West Essex or Great Bradfords.
WEST ESSEX SUNDAY CHARITY CUP
There was charity cup football in Beckton on Sunday as Oceana looked to spring a shock against a side placed one division higher as they faced up to JK Silvertown. JK were the better side on the day however as they ran out 7-2 victors to secure passage through to a quarter-final against Brook Athletic.