Reserve Team Regular
Nov 28, 2011, 5:05 PM
Well gents, it looks like I was right (not bragging!) in predicting a tough match for New Salamis against Fulham Utd. Fulham Utd indeed avenged their QF defeat to New Salamis last year by knocking the holders New Salamis out of the Challenge Cup yesterday at Fulham's difficult home pitch. Fulham Utd (unbeaten this season) beat New Salamis 4-2. That is New Salamis' first LFA defeat for 3 years. Apparently New Salamis were without six first team players.
Fulham Utd now go on to face former Junior and Intermediate Cup holders Clapton Rangers who beat North London Olympians 3-2.
Baldon Sports 1 v 1 Panthea (2-1 to Baldon AET) (Baldon's second win against Cypriot league opposition after beating Omonia in round 1)
Dees 1 v 2 Tripimeni (Aris)
Brixton Utd 1 v Eltham Town 2 (I think this is Eltham's team that play in the OBDSFL but cannot be 100% certain as they have about 6 teams playing in various leagues!)
Hatcham 0 v Akincilar 2
London Maccabi Lions 0 -v- Pearscroft United 3
Fulham Utd 4 v 2 New Salamis
Clapton Rangers 3 v North London Olympians 2
Greengate v Groundhoppers (match to be played on December 4)
Teams from south London seem over-represented in these LFA competitions. I notice that most top teams in the Metropolitan, Sportsmans, Orpingtom & Bromley and London & Kent Border Leagues tend to enter LFA County cups. All but one tie (Clapton R v NLO) had a team from one of these leagues.
Real shame that Hazelhurst do not enter LFA competitions. They have won their league for the last 3 seasons and have not finished outside the top two for 5 years. They would add real quality to the LFA Challenge Cup.
(This post was edited by stevegraze on Nov 28, 2011, 5:06 PM)