Vanarama National League
Dagenham & Redbridge remain just two points above the relegation zone after a comprehensive 3-0 defeat at promotion-chasing Bromley.
The Hayes Lane side had lost back-to-back league fixtures. However, they proved too strong for Peter Taylor’s strugglers, with Michael Cheek,
Recco Hackett-Fairchild and Josh Rees providing the all-important goals for the home side.
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James Blanchfield bagged the only goal of the game as Concord Rangers recorded their second Essex derby success in three days.
The Beach Boys followed up their Boxing Day beating of Billericay Town by seeing off Braintree Town at Cressing Road – Concord move up to seventh, while the Iron are fourteenth.
Billericay Town and Chelmsford City played out a hard-fought 1-1 draw at New Lodge. Themis Kefalas gave the Blues an early lead – Nana Kyei levelling for the Clarets shortly before the break.
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Play-off hopefuls, Hornchurch, eased to a 3-0 victory over Brightlingsea Regent in front of a sizable 354 crowd at Bridge Avenue.
Rickie Hayles and a Chris Dickson penalty gave the Urchins two-goal first-half lead before Nathan Cooper sealed the points midway through the second period.
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Maldon & Tiptree continued their relentless march towards promotion with an emphatic 5-0 derby success at Witham Town.
Danny Parish scored twice for the Jammers – one from the spot – while
Conor Hubble, Jorome Slew and Danny Collinge completed the rout.
Aveley are second after thrashing Glenn Tamplin’s Romford side by six unanswered goals at Parkside. Alexander Akrofi hit four for the Millers, while Shad Ngandu chipped in with a brace.
Hullbridge Sports bounced back from their Boxing day loss to Great Wakering Rovers by beating Canvey Island 3-0 at Park Lane. Liam Nash followed an early penalty with another goal on the half-hour mark. Callum Fitzer finished the job for Sports twenty minutes from time. Meanwhile, Rovers played out a goalless draw with Coggeshall Town at Burroughs Park – both sides occupying play-off places at the turn of the year.
Basildon United remain third from bottom. The Bees slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Felixstow & Walton United – Miles Powell and Oliver Canfer on target for the home side.
Essex Senior League
Only one game in the Essex Senior League. Clapton – who are currently ground sharing Southend Manor’s Southchurch Park – saw off fellow strugglers Sawbridgeworth Town by two goals to nil in front of a hardy crowd of 25 at the seaside venue.
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Enfield had too much for Southend Manor – the North Londoners winning by three goals to nil. Meanwhile, Walthamstow beat Redbridge Reserves 5-0 in a match staged at the Robert Clack School.
There was a far closer contest at Catons Lane, where a decent turnout of 214 witnessed hosts, Saffron Walden Town edge out Cockfosters by four goals to three.
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Catholic United sit top of the Premier Division following a 5-0 victory over Rayleigh Town. Leigh Ramblers are third after Canning Town were beaten 3-1 – Dan Williams scoring twice for the home side.
Hutton thrashed Basildon Town by eight goals to one, while Buckhurst Hill remain in touch with the leader’s thanks to a 3-1 success over Kelvedon Hatch. At Garon Park, Old Southendoan and Sheffield AFC shared four goals – Elliot Hemmings and a spot-kick from Ed Gould scoring for the Old Boys – Luke Williamson and Ben Absoln for Shenfield.
In Division One, Rayleigh Town Reserves won a seven-goal thriller at Old Chelmsfordians 4-3. Shoebury Town picked up maximum points following a 2-1 triumph over Runwell Sports.
Corinthians second string saw off their Toby counterparts by three goals to two in Division Three. Meanwhile, in Division Four, Forest Glade were 4-1 winners over Canning Town Reserves, while Wakering Sports Reserves and Old Chelmsfordians Reserves drew 2-2.