FC Leytonstone take over at top

PUBLISHED: 15:30 12 February 2015

FC Leytonstone's goalscorers face the camera

FC Leytonstone's goalscorers face the camera


Gyamfi hits treble in five-star show

FC Leytonstone under-16s goalscorers face the cameraFC Leytonstone under-16s goalscorers face the camera

FC Leytonstone took over at the top of the London City Airport League table following their 5-2 win over Millwall Elite.

Charles Gyamfi’s stunning hat-trick led the way for the Lemons, with Sergio Garcia and Justin Hountkapin also on target.

And captain Ahmed Arab admitted it has given the side added confidence in their quest for the title.

He said: “It is a victory that means a bit more than three points. To win against Millwall you need more than just your quality.

“Our creative players were not afraid, our defensive players were very solid. Only with a great team performance is it possible to be successful.

“We showed great team spirit and the morale in the changing room is very, very high.”

Garcia took his tally to 10 goals in 10 games after being put in by Arab to fire into the top left corner and Gyamfi doubled the advantage from the penalty spot after a Millwall player handled.

Gyamfi converted another spot-kick in the second half, after being fouled himself, but Millwall hit back with a brace.

Lemons went 4-2 up when Gyamfi blocked a clearance and saw the ball rebound into the net.

And Hountkapin completed the nap head when heading in Yasar Patel’s low cross.

The under-16s hit Reachout for six in their Hackney Marshes Youth League outing.

Debutant Jake Nelson shone with a treble to win the man of the match award, while Leo Leodi fired in from Ashton Martin’s through ball and substitute Fanshou Ola netted twice in quick succession.

Victory kept the young Lemons at the top of the table and their delighted manager Daniel Owusu said: “It was a very good game and we adapted well. Jake gave an excellent performance on his debut.”

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