Robinson spot-on as Billericay stifle Stones

Non-league round-up

Vanarama National League South

Maidstone United 1-1 Billericay Town

Billericay Town extended their unbeaten sequence to four matches, gleaning a hard-earned point at promotion-chasing Maidstone United.

Ibrahim Olutade gave the Kent outfit a seventh-minute lead. However, Jake Robinson equalised from the penalty spot midway through the second half – dusting himself down to convert after he’d been felled by former Colchester United and Leyton Orient man, George Elokobi.

The Blues now sit in fifteenth place having put their troublesome start to the campaign firmly behind them with a string of resolute performances.

Concord Rangers 1-3 Dorking Wanderers

Three red cards and four goals at the Aspect Arena where Concord Rangers slipped to defeat against high-flying Dorking Wanderers.

Jason Prior sent Chris Haigh the wrong way with a third-minute spot-kick to open the scoring for the visitors. But shortly before the interval, the fiery nature of the contest exploded when Wes Fogden was dismissed following a clash with Sam Blackman.

Initially taking advantage of their numeral supremacy, Alex Wall nodded home Fraser Shaw’s centre to restore parity. And the visitors were soon reduced to nine men with Alfie Rutherford received his marching orders following a challenge on Jason Raad which saw the Concord man leave the field on a stretcher with a suspected broken leg and ankle.

But the nine men were to restore their advantage – Prior again cooly converting from the spot as the game reached its finale.

There was still time for substitute Matt Briggs to add a third for Dorking, then Beach Boys leading marksman Wall received an early bath for dissent on what proved to be an eventful afternoon.

Chelmsford City 0-2 Chippenham Town

Chelmsford City slipped to their third successive defeat as Chippenham Town plundered the points at the Melbourne Park Community Stadium.

Ross Stearn beat Lee Worgan in the Clarets goal to give the visitors the lead midway through the opening period. And although City worked tirelessly, their wretched run of late continued when Brad Ash profited in the last minute to secure the points for the Wiltshire side.

Friendly match

Dagenham & Redbridge 4-1 Canvey Island

With the Daggers kicking their heels and Canvey desperate for match practice ahead of their Emirates FA Cup second round tie against Boreham Wood next week, the pair met in a hastily arranged workout match at the Chigwell Construction Stadium.

George Saunders gave Dagenham the lead. However, the Gulls were on terms before the interval through Tom Blackwell.

The Daggers took charge after the restart, with Paul McCallum netting a hat-trick, although the match provided both Daryl McMahon and Mark Bentley with an opportunity to get minutes into their men.


Brian Jeeves

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