Premier League favourites Hendon United Sports claimed a hard fought 2-1 victory against Maccabi London FC.
Rocky Spitzer struck both goals. Hendon boss David Garbacz was delighted to come away with the points in a tight game.
“Overall we deserved the win and Rocky’s 30-yard blockbuster winner was particularly fitting,” he said. “It’s always satisfying to beat Lions and it’s a great way to restart our title push.”
Hendon are eight points clear of HMH who eased to a 4-1 win over third placed Oakwood. The result was never in doubt with HMH leading 3-0 after 30 minutes of action.
“Sharpshooter Oscar Wagner bagged a brace, Jordan Nathan and Alex Moss also hit the target.
HMH manager Avi Goldberg praised the display. “It was a mature and professional performance from the lads despite a squad depleted with injuries,” he said. “We played great football in the first half and took our chances. In the second half Oakwood mounted greater resistance but it left them exposed at the back but we were profligate in front of goal.”
Faithfold White remain bottom of the table after sharing the spoils with London Bears in a 1-1 draw.
Stoke Salmon lead the way in Division One after Redbridge Jewish Care Purple forfeited their clash.
Stoke are four clear of Borussia Jewdinese who thumped fourth-placed Brook Farm Rovers 5-0 at home. Prolific striker Reiss Mogilner scored four goals. Zack Collins completed the scoring.
Mill Hill Dons are on the heels of the promotion favourites following a 5-0 triumph over FC London Bees. In reality though they will need a huge dip in form from Stoke and Borrusia having played three more games.
In other fixtures Hampstead Ducks defeated Temple Fortune A in a 10-goal thriller. Ben Summerfield struck a hat-trick in a 7-3 win.
Scrabble moved off the foot of the table with a 5-2 win over Straw Hat Pirates. Harry Dryan (2), Jeff Gotch and Jeremy Teacher scored. Pirates, who are now bottom, also shipped an own goal.
London Athletico moved to within a win of Division Two league leaders Geez Park Rangers following a 2-1 away victory over Oakwood Town. Prolific striker Zacki Doumou scored both goals, Doumou has scored 11 goals in three games for the club.
In other games a Jack Davis goal proved the difference as Boca Chillers won 1-0 against Real Madreidel, Camden City defeated Redbridge Jewish Care White by the same score.
Millbrook Park Calcio enjoyed a 2-1 win against Temple Fortune B whilst bottom club Brady FC drew 4-4 with Hapoel Hampstead.
Geez Park Rangers thumped Qarabagel 11-4 to advance to round three of the Peter Morrison Cup.