Hughes strike sufficient for top of the table Jammers

Non-league round-up

BetVictor Isthmian League North Division

A goal from Charlee Hughes twelve minutes from time handed league leaders, Maldon & Tiptree, a narrow 1-0 victory over battling Hullbridge Sports at Lowers Road.

Aveley are in second. George Sykes with the only goal of the game on the stroke of half-time as the Millers won at Great Wakering Rovers.

Heybridge Swifts’ play-off hopes took a hit as visitors, Canvey Island, took the points. Jordan Cox and Alex Teniola were on target for the Swifts. Sam Bantick with a brace and one from Jason Hallett for the victorious Gulls.

Play-off contenders, Coggeshall Town and Grays Athletic, played out a goalless draw. Meanwhile, Tilbury recorded an impressive 3-1 win at Dereham Town – Brian Moses, Lee Burns and David Knight from the spot for the Dockers.

Witham Town picked up three points at Basildon United. Scott Kemp scored twice and Marcus Bowers added a third in a 3-1 win – Adam Vyse with the Bees response.

The battle at the bottom of the table is hotting up. Brentwood Town had Sewa Marah – who scored twice – to thank for their 2-1 win over Soham Town Rangers. Meanwhile, Romford’s progress under the stewardship of Glenn Tamplin was again visible – Dominic McHale and Adam Morgan netting for the Boro in a 2-1 success at Felixtowe & Walton United.

BetVictor Isthmian League Premier Division

Chris Dickson bagged a hat-trick – one from the penalty spot – as play-off hopefuls, Hornchurch, won 3-2 at struggling Wingate & Finchley. East Thurrock United also harbours hope of a top-five finish – Darren Foxley, Amos Nasha, Frankie Merrifield and Mitchell Gilbey scored the Rocks goals in a 4-2 success over Haringey Borough – Anthos Solomou and Chiduben Onokwai responding for the North Londoners.

Lewis Hewitt and Pip Boyland were o target as Brightlingsea Regent saw off Corinthian-Casuals 2-1. The Bowers & Pitsea revival also continues to build momentum – Lewis Manor scoring twice, while Quentin Monville Jamie Dicks completed the scoring in an emphatic 4-0 win at Enfield Town.

The evergreen Jamie Cureton continues to fill the onion bag – his goal enough for Bishop’s Stortford to win at Cheshunt.

Vanarama National League

Out of sorts Dagenham & Redbridge slipped within four points of the relegation zone following a disastrous 2-1 defeat against fellow strugglers, Maidenhead United at Victoria Road.

Remy Clerima gave the Magpies the lead midway through the opening period. However, when Alex McQueen restored parity after the break, it appeared as if the Daggers recent run off three successive defeat was coming to an end.

But it wasn’t to be. Clerima added a second to clinch the points as Maidenhead leapfrogged the Daggers who slip closer to danger.

Vanarama National League South

Concord Rangers were the big winners of the day, thrashing Eastbourne Borough by five goals to nil at the Aspect Arena. Kreshnic Krasniqi bagged a brace for the Beach Boys, while Joel Nouble, Kit Elliott and Aron Pollock completed the rout.

Chelmsford City wasn’t far behind, beating Hungerford Town 4-1 at the Melbourne Stadium. Tom Knowles, Shaun Jeffers, Chris Whelpdale and Robbie Simpson with the Clarets goals.

Braintree Town went down by a goal to nil at Slough Town, while Femi Akinwande and Ody Alfa gave Billericay Town a 2-0 lead at Tonbridge Angels, only for the host’s to hit back after the break to win 3-2.

Essex Senior League

Jamie Hursit, Ross Gleed and Harry Honesty were on the mark as league-leaders, Hashtag United, eased to a 3-0 victory over Woodford Town. Meanwhile, Walthamstow remain in the chasing pack after an entertaining 4-2 success at West Essex.

Stansted handed Southend manor their twelfth defeat of the season – The Airportmen winning by the odd goal in five at Southchurch Park. Saffron Walden town also won on the road, beating Cockfosters by two unanswered goals. Elsewhere, Sporting Bengal United and Clapton played out a 1-1 draw at the Mile End Stadium. Both sides remain in the bottom third of the table.

ProKit UK Essex Olympian League

Sungate are top of the Premier Division following a single-goal success at Shenfield AFC. Catholic United remain in contention, after hammering Springfield 7-3.

Leigh Ramblers were 2-0 winners over Old Southendian at Garon Park. Meanwhile, Kelvedon Hatch and Canning Town played out a thrilling 3-3 draw.

Old Chelmsfordians were the big winners in Division One, seeing off hosts, Herongate Athletic by four goals to one. Chingford Athletic were 3-1 winners over Rayleigh Town’s second string – Manford Way and Toby FC drew 2-2.

Leigh Town recorded a 6-2 success over AS Rawreth in Division Two. May & Baker Eastbrook Community Reserves won 5-2 at Epping Town, while Laindon Orient triumphed 3-1 at Rochford Town.

Beacon Hill Rovers won by the odd goal in five against Wakering Sports at Cupids and there was a 3-1 victory for Old Southendian Reserves at Corinthians.

Christopher Gore bagged a superb hat-trick for Wakebury in their 5-1 Division Three victory over White Ensign’s second string. Meanwhile, there was a thriller between Galleywood Reserves and their Ongar Town counterparts – the latter winning 4-3.

Roydon won 6-1 at Laindon Orient Reserves in Division Four, while in Division Five, Joe Keohane and James Page score three apiece in Springfield Reserves’ 9-1 success over Herongate Athletic seconds.

Essex Junior Trophy

Shoebury Town ‘A’ progressed following a 5-2 win over Basildon Town Reserves. Wakering Sports Reserves are also in the hat. A single goal was enough to overturn Buckhurst Hill’s second team in a tight encounter.

Brian Jeeves

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