Billericay back on track as Dulwich are sunk at New Lodge

Non-league round-up

Vanarama National League South

Billericay Town 2-0 Dulwich Hamlet

Billericay Town ended a run of three-successive defeat with a hugely impressive 2–0 victories over Dulwich Hamlet at New Lodge.

Goals in each half from Michael Chambers and Jake Robinson secured the three points and moved the Blues up a place to sixteenth.

Slough Town 3-2 Braintree Town

A Ryan Bird goal three minutes into stoppage-time sent Braintree Town spinning to defeat at Slough.

B Harris’ deflected effort had given the hosts the lead. However, Arjant Kransniqi took advantage of some hesitant goalkeeping to level the score before the interval.

Harris restored Slough’s lead just before the hour, but the Iron again fought back, this time Ade Yusuff netting from the spot after he had been fouled.

But the home side snatched it at the death, slipping to second bottom, two points above Welling United at the foot of the table.

Hemel Hempstead Town P-P Concord Rangers

The Beach Boys trip to Hertfordshire fell foul of the inclement weather conditions with Hemel Hempstead’s Vauxhall Road pitch covered with a layer of snow.

Buildbase FA Trophy Second Round

Hornchurch 1-1 King’s Lynn Town
(Hornchurch won 3-0 on penalties)

Hornchurch stunned Vanarama National League opponents, KIng’s Lynn, by dispatching them via a penalty shootout.

Kairo Mitchell handed King’s Lynn a first-half lead. But Liam Nash volleyed the Urchins level six minutes after the restart.

Hornchurch goalkeeper, Joe Wright eventually proved to be the hero, rebuffing three of the visitors’ penalties – Jordan Clark, Ellis Brown and Sam Higgins all successful to send the home side through.

Oxford City 4-2 Haringey Borough

Goals from Claudio Vilcu and Jamie Odon appear to have Haringey on course for a shock victory at Vanarama National League South Oxford City.

But the visitors were unable to sustain their early advantage, Oxford roared back with goals from skipper Joe Oastler, Jacob Bancroft (2) and Elliott Benyon to carried them into the next stage.

Sutton United 3-1 Dagenham & Redbridge

The Daggers FA Trophy aspirations are at an end for this campaign following a disappointing defeat at fellow Vanarama National League outfit, Sutton United.

Following a goalless opening period, Omar Bugiel gave Sutton the lead and it was doubled by Isaac Olaofe to give the East Londoners a mountain to climb.

Sutton stopper, Dean Bouzanis, could only push Scott Wilson’s centre into his own net to give Daryl McMahan’s men hope. But Sutton sealed the path into the third round with a late Callum Randall strike.

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Brian Jeeves

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