Non-league round-up

Vanarama National League Dagenham & Redbridge recorded a 3-0 warm-up victory over Hornchurch at Bridge Avenue.

Mauro Vilhete opened the scoring in the first half, before late strikes from a trialist and Scott Wilson confirmed the Daggers superiority.

With Southend United’s game at Maidstone United called off late on due to COVID concerns amidst the Kent club, Blues hastily arranged a clash with Pitching In Isthmian League side, Harlow Town at their Boots & Laces training facility.

Phil Brown used the contest to run the rule over several trialists, one of whom, Matt Dennis, netted from the penalty spot during a 2-0 success.

Great Wakering Rovers edged out Athletic Newham by the odd goal in three at Burroughs Park. Mitch Gilbey and Adam Vyse netted for the Rovers, while Joshua Owootomo responded for the competitive East London outfit.

Billericay Town looked in good shape, beating Canvey Island by four goals to one at New Lodge.

Evans Kouassi gave the Gulls the lead. However, a hat-trick from Toyosi Olusanya and a Norman Wabo strike saw the Blues home with some to spare.

Goal action from Billericay Town’s 4-1 win over Canvey Island (Courtesy of BTFC Media)

Vanarama National League South side Chelmsford City played out a 1-1 draw with Boreham Wood at the Melbourne Community Stadium.

15-year-old Freddie Hockey was on target for the Clarets, levelling the score after Kabongo Tshimanga had given the visitors the lead.

Braintree Town went down 3-2 to a Queen’s Park Rangers XI at the Dunmow Group Stadium. Alfie Payne and Femi Akinwande were on target for the home side. Meanwhile, Alex Teniola netted twice as Heybridge Swifts edged out Sawbridgeworth Town in a competitive clash at Scraley Road

Brian Jeeves

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