Daggers draw – Billericay are beaten

Non-league round-up

Vanarama National League

Dagenham & Redbridge picked up a point and a clean sheet following their goalless draw with Yeovil Town at the Chigwell Construction Stadium.

The Daggers will perhaps believe the game was there for the taking after the West Countrymen were reduced to ten men following the dismissal of Luke Wilkinson.

Vanarama National League South

Billericay Town’s baffling start continued as Havant & Waterlooville took the points following a late 2-1 success at New Lodge.

Josh Hutchinson gave the Blues a first-half lead. However, Sam Magri nodded the visitors level, then Tommy Wright won it for the visitors in stoppage time.

Adam Morgan netted Chelmsford City’s goal in their 1-1 draw with Eastbourne Borough at Priory Lane. However, there was a setback for Concord Rangers, who went down by a goal to nil at High-flying Hungerford Town.

Braintree Town remain on the bottom following their 4-0 home drubbing at the hands of league leaders, Dorking Wanderers.

Pitching In Isthmian League Premier Division

Hornchurch were the regions big winners, thumping Carshalton Athletic by four goals to nil at Bridge Avenue.

A sizable crowd numbering 444 witnessed strikes from Chris Dickson (2), Charli Ruff and an own-goal from Danny Dudley move the Urchins up to fourteenth.

Thomas Richardson’s brace was enough for third-placed Bishop’s Stortford to overcome leaders at the start of the day, Cheshunt, at the ProKit UK Stadium. However, both East Thurrock United and Brightlingsea Regent suffered 4-0 defeats at the hands of Bognor Regis Town and Horsham respectively.

Haringey Borough was also on the receiving end at Cray Wanderers recorded a 3-1 win at Coles Park.

Buildbase FA Trophy

Selected Buildbase FA Trophy action saw Maldon & Tiptree progress following a 4-1 win over Grays Athletic at the Wallace Binder Stadium.

Barking edged Harlow Town by a goal to nil, while Coggeshall Town and Aveley required penalties to prevail after their ties at Bedfont Sports and Hanwell Twn had ended all-square.

Essex Senior League

Walthamstow provided the biggest ESL scoreline of the afternoon, thrashing Sawbridgeworth Town by seven goals to nil in front of a 245-strong crowd at Wadham Lodge.

Callum Ibe bagged a hat-trick for the Londoners, while Dwade James (2), Jon Clements and Max Mitchell were also on target.

Cockfosters and Hashtag United went head-to-head in a battle of the top two at Chalk Lane. Another healthy crowd, this time numbering 300, saw the visitors head to the summit thanks to goals from Harry Honesty and Albert Keith – Substitute, Edward Clarke, with teh North London sides response.

Saffron Walden Town hit four without reply at Hoddesdon Town, while Redbridge also won on the road, beating Clapton by the odd goal in three.

Sporting Bengal United edged a thrilling seven-goal thriller with Ilford 4-3, while Stansted won 3-1 at St Margaretsbury, and Takeley took the points, 2-1 against Woodford Town.

ProKit UK Essex Olympian League

Premier Division
Buckhurst Hill went top on goal difference following their 8-3 demolition of Springfield. Basildon Town – also sporting a one hundred per cent record – are second after beating Canning Town 4-1.

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts were also 4-1 winners, seeing off Kelvedon hatch, while Hutton won on the road at Rayleigh Town by three goals to one.

Old Southendian slipped by the odd goal in three at Harold Wood Athletic. They remain outside the relegation places on goal difference.

Division One
League leaders Ongar Town were 3-1 winners over Manford Way. Runwell Sports marginally closed the gap following their 1-1 draw with Chingford Athletic

Division Two
Table-toppers Leigh Town were held to a 1-1 draw by Epping Town. Beacon Hill Rovers closed the gap to a point following their resounding 9-1 success at AS Rawreth.

Division Three
Wakebury heads the division by a point following their 5-0 thrashing of Toby FC Reserves. ACD Athletic are three from three in second after a crushing 9-1 win over Collier Row

Division Four

Hashtag United Development head the pile after a 4-1 triumph over Laindon Orient Reserves. Wakering Sports second string were the big winners, beating Sungate Reserves by five goals to one.

Division Five
Wakering Sports ‘A’ are the leaders after they edged out AS Rawreth Reserves 2-1. Shoebury Town Reserves slip to second after Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Reserves recorded a similar success at Cupids.

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