Non-League Round-Up…

Vanarama National League South

Ten-man Chelmsford City, who had Jazzi Barnum-Bobb dismissed, came back from being two goals behind to beat Bath City 3-2 at Twerton Park. Two first-half penalties by Cody Cooke looked to have put the Romans in control before Dan Greenslade’s own goal halved the deficit just before the break. 

Freddie Hockey drew Claret’s level from the spot on the hour mark before the youngster latched onto Charlie Ruff’s defence-splitting pass just two minutes later to fire low into the net past Will Buse to seal the points for the visitors.    

Farnborough came back from a 3-1 deficit to snatch a dramatic 4-3 win over Aveley at Parkside – scoring three times in the final thirteen minutes to secure the points. Manny Ogunride put the Millers one up after thirty-six minutes before Ollie Pendlebury’s equaliser in first-half stoppage time.

Ogunride with his second of the match and Alex Hernandez made it 3-1 with just over twenty-five minutes left – only for Aaron Kuhl to net from the spot to make it 3-2 before CJ Fearne and Selim Saied each netted in the final four minutes to pull off a most unlikely victory for the Yellows.  

Pitching-In Isthmian League Premier Division

Table-topping Hornchurch’s run of twelve consecutive victories came to an end with a 0-0 draw against Whitehawk at Bridge Avenue. The Urchins maintain a nine-point lead – with a game in hand – over second-place Chatham Town.       

In a match between the third and fifth-placed clubs at the Maurice Rebak Stadium, Wingate & Finchley with goals from Rhamar Garrett-Douglas and Eliot Long, overcame Billericay Town 2-1 with Bradley Stevenson netting for Blues just before the hour mark.  

Bottom of the table Haringey Borough went down to a 3-0 home defeat to Chatham Town at the CVS Stadium with Chris Dickson (2) and Ben Allen on target for the Chats.

Hashtag United claimed local bragging rights with a 3-1 win over Canvey Island at the Len Salmon Stadium with Toby Aromolaran, PK Humble and Djemaili all netting to put the Tags 3-0 up before Conor Hubble’s late consolation for Canvey. 

Harrison Day’s hat-trick – including one from the spot – and a solo wonder goal by Simo Mbonkwi inspired Concord Rangers to a 4-1 win over Lewes at the Aspect Arena. Tommy Wood netted Lewes’ consolation deep into stoppage time at the end of the match. The win lifts the Beach Boys off the bottom of the table.     

Pitching-In Isthmian League North

Brightlingsea Regent defeated fellow promotion rivals Brentwood Town 2-0 at North Road with goals by Bradley Russell and Kojo Apenteng. 

Town finished the match with ten men after Shad Neandu was shown a red card late on.

Two first-half goals by Matt Price saw play-off contenders Bowers & Pitsea through to a 2-1 win at Walthamstow, for whom Bowers’ Lewis Chambers netted an own goal in the ninetieth minute to give Stow hope of a point but despite nine minutes of stoppage time, the East Londoners never looked like finding a way through the visitor’s defence again. 

Essex Senior League Premier Division

Two goals by Kane Gilbert saw Halstead Town through to a 2-1 win at Little Oakley, with Harry Mann on target for Oakley.

Second-placed Sporting Bengal United overcame Ilford 5-4 in a thriller at Mile End Park. Oliseh Okuguni scored twice in the first half in reply to goals by Sam Edwards and Daniel Pepple. Alagi Juara netted Sporting’s third before Zaushaun Asamoah made it 3-3 just after the break. Pepple scored twice more – completing his hat-trick before the hour before Asamoah hit his second with nine minutes left.

Takeley overcame struggling Coggeshall Town 3-2 at the Sirona Medical Arena with Caoilan McGettigan scoring the winner in the eighty-ninth minute. Kieran Southgate and Costi-Marian Varosi earlier netted for Takeley with both Leandro Sain and Finn Wilkes on target for the Seed Growers.   

ProKit UK Essex Olympian Football League

In the only match to survive the weather in the ProKit Essex Olympian League, Kelvedon Hatch, with goals by Connor Barnby, Luke Skinner and substitute Jordan Elongo, overcame Canning Town 3-1 on the West Ham Community Ground 3g pitch.