North London Raiders continued their seemingly relentless title challenge, HMH recorded a first league win of the season, while there were goals aplenty in the sole Division Two game.
Pace-setters North London Raiders extended their lead at the top of the table with a 2-1 win over Scrabble thanks to goals from Wayne Davidson and Ben Simons.
Also winning by the same score – though much less predictably – were HMH, who recorded their first win of the season as they edged out Brady A, courtesy of a brace from Jon Levene. Mark Wagman replied for Brady.
Elsewhere, despite being a goal down at the break to Max Radford’s spot kick, Chigwell staged a second half fightback to beat Lions A 5-1. A hat-trick from Steve Summers and goals from Lloyd Becker and Adam Klein ensured that Chigwell took all three points, and leapfrogged Lions into second spot.
The only game of the day proved to be an epic encounter between old adversaries Marshside and Glenthorne as they drew 6-6.
Glenthorne took an early three-goal advantage, but Marshside pulled one back only for Glenthorne to score a fourth. Marshside again fought back to 4-3, before conceding a fifth and then going down to ten men. Despite their numerical disadvantage, Marshside continued to battle, and were rewarded with a fourth goal, but they gave away another goal to make it 6-4. With just a minute of the game remaining, Marshside clawed it back to 6-5 and in injury time, converted a penalty to restore parity at 6-6!
Marshside’s scorers in this most dramatic of matches saw Gil Barel and Fara Moghim score two each, with Andrew Cohen and Barry Silkman – who converted the last-gasp penalty equaliser to deny Glenthorne the opportunity to take second place – also on target.