Non-League Round-Up…

Vanarama National League

Dagenham & Redbridge all but banished their relegation worries with a thumping 4-1 victory win at Boreham Wood, who by virtue of the defeat, slipped into the drop zone for the first time this season. Josh Rees (2) Ryan Hill and Inih Effiong were all on target for Daggers before the break with Kabango Tshimanga, netting what proved to be a consolation goal for Wood in first-half stoppage time.   

Southend United extended their unbeaten run to twelve matches after a 1-1 draw against Ebbsfleet United at Stonebridge Road. Harry Cardwell, with his seventeenth goal of the season, gave Blues the lead in the twenty-first minute before substitute Dominic Poleon’s equaliser less than a quarter of an hour from the end.  

Vanarama National League North

Goals from Chris Wreh, Nathan Tshikuna and Kyle Finn saw Tamworth through to 3-0 victory over already relegated Bishop’s Stortford in front of a record attendance of 2,292 for a Step 2 fixture at The Lamb. 

Vanarama National League South

Second-placed Chelmsford City ran out 4-1 winners over Dartford at Melbourne Park, with Charlie Ruff and George Alexander both netting twice for the Clarets. Brandon Barzey was on target for Dartford two minutes after the break.

Aaron Blair’s twenty-first-minute header saw play-off chasing Braintree Town take the points in a 1-0 win at St Alban’s City to maintain their place in third spot – eight points behind Chelmsford City and with a game in hand.

Former Tudor Charlee Hughes netted a hat-trick against his old club to inspire Aveley’s thrilling comeback from two goals down to take the points in a 4-3 win at Hemel Hempstead. Michael Folivi and Chris Smith put the hosts 2-0 up within seventeen minutes only for the Millers to turn the game around completely in the second half to keep themselves in contention for an end-of-season play-off place.      

Pitching-In Isthmian League Premier Division

Champions elect Hornchurch fell to only their third defeat of the season with a 2-1 loss to Wingate & Finchley at Bridge Avenue. 

Elliot Long put the visitors 1-0 up just after kick-off and added a second in the fifty-third minute. Ollie Muldoon pulled one back for the Urchins six minutes before the end – only to then be shown a straight red card following a mistimed tackle.     

Goals either side of half-time from Jamie Salmon and Elliot Ronto were enough to seal the points for Canvey Island in a 2-0 victory over Whitehawk at the Enclosed Ground.

Two late goals by substitute Alfie Cerulli saw Billericay Town come from behind to take the points with a 2-1 win over Dulwich Hamlet in front of 2,787 fans at Champion Hill.       

Hastings United took the points in a comprehensive 5-0 thrashing of struggling Haringey Borough at Coles Park. Fin Chapman (2) Jordy Mongoy, Sam Gale and Davide Rodari netted for the U’s.   

Oluwabunmi Babajide’s late stoppage time goal proved to be Carshalton Athletic’s winner in a 2-1 victory over bottom-of-the-table Concord Rangers at the Aspect Arena.

Hashtag United with goals by Max Cornhill (2) Luke May-Parrott, Camilio Restrepo and Greg Halford from the spot, took the points in a 5-3 thriller at relegation-threatened Kingstonian. Nasim Regragui (2) and Jardel Francis-Adeyinka netted for the K’s.   

Pitching-In Isthmian League North

Bowers & Pitsea with goals from TQ Addy (2) and Matthew Price, overcame New Salamis 3-2 at the Len Salmon Stadium. Joe Waight netted both goals for the Red-Whites.

Grays Athletic came through 2-0 winners at Gorleston with Charlie Stimson scoring both goals, the second from the penalty spot.

Witham Town took the points in an easy 3-0 win over Walthamstow with Khris Oli, Josh Osude and Freddie King all on the scoresheet.

Goals by Teddy Collis, Harry Critchley, Tyrone Baker and Jake Thompson saw Brightlingsea Regent run out 4-1 winners at Enfield.

Redbridge, with a hat-trick from Lewis Clark and further goals from Oscar Shelvey-Negus and Ayo Odukoya enjoyed a thumping 5-0 away victory at relegated Stowmarket Town.

Despite netting first through former Southend United youngster Harry Phillips, Maldon & Tiptree went down to a 3-2 home defeat to league leaders Lowestoft Town, for whom Jake Reed (2) and Adam Hipperson were both on target.   


Essex Senior League

Following their 4-0 defeat of West Essex at Chadfields, runaway leaders Tilbury need just five more points from their remaining matches to be confirmed as Essex Senior League Champions. Harry Donovan (2) Oliver Spooner and Sam Carters scored for the Dockers.

Barking defeated Frenford 2-1 at the Lawtech Stadium with goals from Sam Dowridge and Wale Odedoyin before Nick Reynolds netted a late consolation for the visitors. 

Already relegated Coggeshall Town enjoyed a 3-2 home win over Buckhurst Hill at West Street with Reggie Gregory amongst their scorers.

Ethan Evison was on target for White Ensign in their 1-0 win at Hullbridge Sports.

Sporting Bengal United enjoyed a 1-0 win at Safron Walden following Dami Oluesei’s twentieth-minute clincher at Caton’s Lane.

Takeley, with goals from Bobby Badham and Kieron Southgate, shared the points in a 2-2 draw with Halstead Town at the Sirona Medical Arena. 

Jake Brown and Kane Gilbert, from the penalty spot, netted the visitor’s goals.

Harry Mann (2) Rory Harman, Jordi Papple and substitute Mason Lumley were all on target in Little Oakley’s 5-0 home win over FC Clacton.

Second-placed Woodford Town went down to a 2-1 defeat to Stanway Rovers at Ashton Playing Fields after Jose Santa De La Paz and Ritch Tabard’s goals saw the visitors through to the points. Former Southend United youngster Miles Mitchell-Nelson had earlier given the Woods a seventh-minute lead. 

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League leaders Old Southendian were runaway 4-0 winners at Kelvedon Hatch with Mitchell Ali netting twice and Callum Ludliam and substitute Mattias Tonking also on the scoresheet. 

Second-place Rayleigh Town took the points in a 3-0 win over Bishop’s Stortford Swifts at Silver Leys, with goals from Adam Wright (2) and Gianni Frankis. They stand just a point behind Old Southendian with three games in hand.

Charlie Portway netted a hat-trick and Jack Mundy was also on target for Old Chelmsfordians in their 4-4 draw against Canning Town, for whom Elliott Joseph (2) Deyonte Anthony and Archie Sugg were the scorers.

Sam Harrington and Joseph Hunter were Runwell Sports scorers in their 2-0 victory over ten-man Harold Wood, who had Max Shepherd sent off.

Third-place Sungate scooped the points with a 2-1 victory at Leigh Ramblers, for whom substitute Daniel Lofts netted just before the break.      

Shenfield Association were runaway 4-1 winners at Toby, with George Borley, Ethan Rogers, Luke Williamson and sub–Ross Riding all on the scoresheet. Harry Skitmore netted Toby’s consolation.