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Vanarama National League
Dagenham & Redbridge’s three-match unbeaten league sequence was concluded by an impressive Aldershot Town side at the Recreation Ground.
The Shots took an early lead thanks to Mohamed Bettamer’s deflected effort and doubled their advantage just after the half-hour mark through Harry Panayiotou.
The Daggers continued to battle. However, Dean Rance’s strike was too little, too late for Daryl McMahon’s men.
Vanarama National League South
Pressure mounted on Chelmsford City boss, Robbie Simpson after the Clarets slipped to their fourth successive league defeat.
Charlie Sherringham’s late goal came as little consolation to City who already trailed to a Tommy Wright hat-trick at Havant & Waterlooville.
Chelmsford has now dropped to fifteenth place, just three points above the relegation zone.
Essex Senior League
Stansted moved within two points of league leaders, Hashtag United thanks to a single-goal success over Woodford Town at Hargrave Park.
Billy Coyne conjured up the all-important strike just after the twenty-minute mark, much to the delight of the majority amongst the 88-strong crowd.
Cockfosters remain in touch after George Beattie netted the winner two minutes into stoppage-time at Hoddesdon Town. Meanwhile, Suaibo Balde, James Crane, Ross Kochan and Luke Wilson found the net as Saffron Walden Town thrashed Redbridge by four unanswered goals in front of 296 fans at Catons Lane.
First-half goals from Callum Ibe, Jon Clements and Connor Scully ensured Walthamstow a comfortable 3-0 success over Sporting Bengal United. Another side amongst the goals was Southend Manor, who triumphed 4-2 at Sawbridgeworth Town – Luke Jackson bagged a brace for Manor, while Billy Harrison and Kiah Froud was also on target. Charlie Daniel and Jake Skeet responding for the home side. Elsewhere, St Margaretsbury put daylight between themselves and the bottom two by beating Enfield by a goal to nil at Station Road.
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Basildon Town missed the chance to go top after Hutton recorded a 2-0 victory at the Basildon Sports & Social Ground.
Third-placed Catholic United made ground with a resounding 6-0 thrashing of Springfield. Leigh Ramblers saw of Shenfield AFC thanks to two unanswered goals, while Bishop’s Stortford Swifts beat Old Southendian by three goals to nil at Hadham Road.
Sungate led by a goal to nil at Kelvedon Hatch before the match was abandoned after twenty-minutes due to a serious injury sustained by one of the Kelvedon players.
Leaders Ongar Town were held to a 1-1 draw by battling Old Chelmsfordian – they still head the table by three points from Runwell Sports, who slipped by three goals to nil at Manford way.
Third-placed Galleywood won 3-1 at Chingford Athletic, while Ramsden Scotia triumphed 2-0 at Toby FC. Rayleigh Town also took maximum points, edging out hosts, Shoebury Town by the odd goal in three at Cupid County Club.
Beacon Hill Rovers are four points clear following a 4-1 win over Old Southendian Reserves at Garon Park. Leigh Town are second – they recorded a 3-0 win at Wakering Sports.
Epping Town were the big winners of the day, hammering Rochford Town by six goals to one. Meanwhile, Laindon Orient needed only a single goal to claim all three points at Corinthians.
It’s six wins from six for Division Two leaders ACD United who eased passed Hullbridge Sports ‘A’ by three unanswered goals. Wakebury went down 2-1 at home to Manford Way’s second string as second faced third at Elm Road.
Lakeside earned their third win of the season, seeing off Collier Row by two goals to one at the Lakeside Sports Ground.
Top of the table Catholic United Reserves beat their Shenfield AFC counterparts by four goals to two in an entertaining contest at Prittlewell Chase.
Chingford Athletic Reserves are third following a 4-3 win at Sungate Reserves, while Leytonstone United and Old Chelmsfordian Reserves moved further away from the relegation places after seeing off Canning Town Reserves (1-0) and Ongar Town Reserves (2-1) respectively.
There was a thriller at Markhams Chase where Laindon Orient Reserves and Wakering Sports Reserves shared six goals.
With leaders Old Barkabbians out of action, second-placed Shoebury Town Reserves made ground with a 4-1 success over Wakering Sports ‘A’.
AS Rawreth Reserves won a seven-goal thriller against Collier Row Reserves by four goals to three. Herongate Athletic seconds also hit four – Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Reserves on the wrong end of a 4-2 scoreline.
Roydon won by the odd goal in three at Leigh Ramblers Reserves, while Springfield Reserves edged past Newbury Forest Reserves by a single goal.
Bottom of the table Epping Town Reserves endured a difficult afternoon as Runwell Sports Reserves beat them 3-0 at St Luke’s Way.