Clapton CFC progress in Essex Premier Cup

Clapton CFC in action against Runwell Sports (Pic: Thomas Seropian)

Clapton CFC in action against Runwell Sports (Pic: Thomas Seropian) - Credit: Archant

Clapton CFC progressed to the third round of the Essex Premier Cup with a 2-1 win over Runwell Sports on Saturday.

The opposition, who play a step below Clapton in the Essex Olympian League Division One, struggled to contain their East London visitors.

One corner fell to defender Dean Bouho, who fired it through a pack of bodies, and winger Josh Adejokun showed great reactions to flick the ball over the diving Runwell keeper for an early opening goal.

Clapton's second came from a corner as well as left-back Justin Cummins' delivery caused chaos, eventually dropping to Fama Sangare, who popped it into the corner.

But a killer third goal did not come and Runwell began to grow in confidence which saw them reduce the deficit when Joe Olley squeezed a shot home from a tight angle.

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The Essex side pushed for a late equaliser, but Clapton held on to book a home tie against Leigh Town in the next round.

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