Ten without defeat but Daggers left frustrated

Vanarama National League

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE recorded their tenth-successive Vanarama National League game without defeat. However, they were left frustrated as bottom of the table Chorley left Victoria Road with a share of the spoils.

The result left the Daggers in fifth, but their recent sequence could well have been concluded had goalkeeper, Elliot Justham, not saved a second-half penalty from Courtney Meppen-Walters after Ntumba Massanka had been felled by Luke Croll – the Dagenham man receiving a second yellow card for his troubles.

Vanarama National League South

Chelmsford City put their recent frustrations behind them with a 4-0 victory at Eastbourne Borough. Chris Whelpdale, Sam Higgins (2) and a Shaun Jeffers penalty doing the damage for the Clarets. Ade Cole scored from the spot as Braintree Town saw off Oxford City by a single goal.

Meanwhile, Moses Emmanuel and Jake Robinson fired Billericay Town into a 2-0 lead against Dorking Wanderers at the Steel Team Stadium. However, the visitors hit back late on to snatch a share of the spoils. Elsewhere, it proved to be a tough afternoon for Concord Rangers – the Beach Boys crashing 3-0 at Weymouth.

BetVictor Isthmian League

Hornchurch were 4-0 winners over Bishop’s Stortford at Bridge Avenue – Matt Johnson and Chris Dickson both bagging a brace. Billy Crook scored east Thurrock United’s goal in a 1-1 draw at Cray Wanderers, while Ryan Blackman and Muhammadu Faal did the damage as Enfield Town beat Merstham 2-0.

Bowers & Pitsea went down by a goal to nil at Leatherhead and Haringey Borough were beaten 2-0 at Bognor Regis Town. Matt Cripps and Ricky Griggs handed Brightlingsea Regent a two-goal lead against Lewes. However, their joy proved short-lived as the visitors hit back to win 3-2.

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Danny Parish hit a hat-trick while Charlee Hughes and Jorome Slew also found the net as Maldon & Tiptree progressed with a 5-0 thumping of Felixstowe & Walton United. Canvey Island also went through. The Gulls recording a 4-1 win at Welwyn Garden City with goals from George Purcell (2, 1 penalty) and Jason Hallet (2).

Heybridge Swifts were also 4-1 winners – Alex Teniola, Evans Kouassi, Jack Adlington-Pile and Matthew Price netting as Hertford were put to the sword.

Essex Senior League

Saffron Waldon Town lead the way after a resounding 4-1 victory over Clapton at the Parkside Stadium – Charles Cole, Nathan Brian and Gavon Cockman on target for the victors.

West Essex were the big winners of the day, hammering Enfield by seven unanswered goals, while there were home successes for Walthamstow – who beat Cockfosters 3-0 – and Hadley – who saw off Stanstead 3-1.

Southend Manor edged out Ilford by the odd goal in three at Southchurch Park and it was the same outcome as St Margaretesbury took the points from Woodford Town. There was a big derby as Station Road between Takely and Sawbridgeworth Town – the home side winning 3-2. Meanwhile, the Sporting Bengal United’s clash with Redbridge ended in an exciting 3-3 draw.

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Premier Division leaders Springfield suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at Old Southendian. Nicolas Dubouchet bagged a brace as the Garon Park-based side picked up their first points of the campaign.

A single goal was enough for Catholic United to see off Canning Town, while Kelvedon Hatch won 2-1 at Hutton.

In Division One, Galleywood thrashed Snaresbrook 4-0, while Chingford were 3-0 winners at Lakeside. Manford way won a seven-goal thriller with Herongate Athletic by four goals to three. Ongar Town and Rayleigh Town also tasted victory, beating Ramsden Scotia 4-2 and Runwell Sports 3-1 respectively. Elsewhere, Shoebury Town’s game with Old Chelmsfordians ended 3-3.

Nathan Duberry hit six as Corinthians won their Division Two game at struggling Westhamians by twelve goals to nil. May & Baker Eastbrook Community Reserves were also amongst the goals, winning 7-2 at Rochford Town.

Wakebury were 5-3 winners over Lakeside reserves in Division Three, while Catholic United’s second string beat their Canning Town counterparts 8-3 in Division Four.

There were goals aplenty at the Stambridge Memorial ground. Host’s, Corinthian Reserves made Essex Junior Trophy progress with a huge 19-0 win over Wakering Sports ‘A’.


Brian Jeeves

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