Pitching In Isthmian League Premier Division
Haringey Borough were the big movers in the top-flight, jumping into second place following a comfortable 3-0 victory at Brightlingsea Regent.
Georgios Aresti, Alfred Bawling and Roman Michael-Percil were all on target for Boro at the Taydal Stadium – they leapfrogged Bowers & Pitsea, who despite taking a first-half lead at Worthing thanks to a Billy Knott penalty, eventually went down by the odd goal in three in front of a 600-strong crowd.
Kenny Aileru and Luke Illsley found the net in East Thurrock United’s exciting 2-2 draw with Merstham at Rookery Hill. Meanwhile, Hornchurch’s early-season troubles continued as hosts, Kingstonian, recorded a 2-0 success.
Pitching In Isthmian League North Division
Tilbury are top of the table after a hard-fought 2-1 success over fellow promotion hopefuls, Hullbridge Sports at Lower Road.
A Nathan Scarborough own-goal was doubled by Lee Noble as the Dockers took control before the break. Scarborough responded at the right end after the break but Hullbridge were unable to breach the Dockers further.
Maldon & Tiptree are second. Adam Vyse bagging a hat-trick, the third from the spot, as Felixtowe & Walton United were sunny by three unanswered goals at the Wallace Binder Ground.
Meanwhile, Great Wakieng Rovers recovered from their six-goal midweek mauling at the hands of Basildon United by winning 2-0 at Witham Town – Alex Hernandez and Martin Tuohy netting in the final stages for the villagers.
Lee Newton gave Romford an early lead against Grays Athletic at Parkside. However, Joseph Agunbiade netted on the cusp of half-time to ensure a share of the spoils.
Basildon United played out a 2-2 draw with AFC Sudbury at Gardiners Close – Tyrone Baker and Sonny Dutton (penalty) with the Bees goals. It also finished all-square at the Arena where Dan Humphreys gave Canvey Island a twelfth-minute lead before Wilberforce Ocran levelled for Brentwood Town just after the hour.
Coggeshall Town slipped to a single Ryan Sharman goal for Cambridge City at West Street. Heybridge Swifts also ended the day empty-handed – Toby Andrews netting the only goal for Soham Town Rangers at Julius Martin Lane.
Vanarama National League
Dagenham & Redbridge are up and running following a 1-0 victory over Wealdstone at the Chigwell Construction Stadium.
Angelo Balanta netted the only goal of a tightly contested encounter – the Daggers are up to fourteenth as a result.
Vanarama National League South
Billericay Town’s early-season struggles continue to baffle their fans. The Blues went down by two goals to nil at Bath City.
City’s Tommy Conway – on loan from Bristol City netted both goals for the home side to leave Billericay without a point from their opening two league fixtures. Also without a point are Braintree Town. the Iron prop up the table following their single-goal, setback at Chippenham Town.
Chelmsford City perhaps deserved more than a point from their 1-1 draw with Oxford City at the Melbourn Community Stadium. Adam Morgan netted for the Clarets – this after James Roberts had handed Oxford the lead.
Concord Rangers also earned a point. Alex Wall gave the Beach Boys the lead against St Albans City at the Aspect Arena – Dave Diedhiou responding for City, who had been reduced to ten men following the dismissal of James Kaloczi.
Essex Senior League
With most ESL clubs on Buildbase FA Vase duty, the solitary league fixture saw a bumper 253 crowd congregate at Hargrave Park to see promotion hopefuls Stansted and saffron Waldon Town go head-to-head.
Moses Carvalho gave the Airportman the lead. However, Town were level after half an hour through Billy Jones.
The sending off of Greg Moorse appeared to have hindered Stansted’s chances. But in stoppage-time Connor Hammond popped up with the winner, lifting the home side into third place.
Buildbase FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
There was penalty drama at Hadley where the home side progressed 8-7 on spot-kicks following a 1-1 draw with Enfield Borough.
Ilford and Newbury Forest also went through on penalties. The Foxes had played out a 1-1 draw with Benfleet at the Cricklefoeld Stadium, while Forest’s tie with Burnham Ramblers finished 2-2.
And it was a similar story for Cockfosters. The North Londoners heading through 4-2 from the spot after sharing four goals with Park View.
No such trouble for Hashtag United who thrashed Wormley Rovers by five goals to nil. Walthamstow saw off London Lions 3-1, while Clapton went through by the same margin at Potton United. Hoddesdon Town are in the hat after edging out fellow ESL side Woodford Town by the odd goal in three
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Basildon Town head the table on goal difference following a 4-1 win at Shenfield AFC. Buckhurst Hill remains hot on their heels having hammered Catholic United by five goals to nil.
Leigh Ramblers picked up three points on the road by dispatching Old Southendian by two unanswered goals at Garon Park. Sungate won 3-0 against Bishop’s Stortford Swifts, while, Hutton edged out Harold Wood Athletic by the odd goal in three.
Snaresbrook are top following a 2-1 win over Runwell Sports. Ongar Town sits just behind them after a fine 5-1 triumph over Ryan FC.
Leigh Town are top after winning their clash with high-flying Beacon Hill Rovers 3-1. Second-placed Corinthians edged out Harold Wood Athletic 2-1.
Top of the table Wakebury were the big winners, thrashing bottom-placed Leigh Town Reserves 7-2 at Shoebury Park.
Two games in Division Four. Ongar Town Reserves saw off their canning Town counterparts by three goals to one. Old Chelmsfordian Reserves were 2-1 winners over Laindon Athletic’s second string.
Old Barkabbeyans were amongst the goals in Division Five, thumping Newbury Forest Reserves 7-0. There was a cracker between Bishop’s Stortford Swifts Reserves and Wakering Sports ‘A’ who drew 4-4