Two on the trot for improving Billericay

Non-league round-up

Vanarama National League South

Billericay Town recorded a second-successive victory, moving them further away from the Vanarama National League South dropzone.

Following on from their 4-1 thrashing of Hemel Hampstead Town, Jamie O’Hara’s men saw off Slough Town at New Lodge thanks to two unanswered goals from Jake Robinson and Jai Reason.

The result propelled Town up to thirteenth in the table ahead of their midweek trip to Welling United.

Meanwhile, Billericay have brought in experienced striker, Billy Knott, signed a short term dual-registration deal from Bowers & Pitsea.

The 27-year-old represented England several times at youth level and appeared in the Premier League for Sunderland before gaining further experience with AFC Wimbledon, Gillingham, Wycombe Wanderers, Bradford City, Port Vale, Lincoln City and Rochdale.

But it’s back-to-back defeats for Chelmsford City who slipped by a goal to nil against Hampton & Richmond Borough at the Melbourne Community Stadium.

Wilson Carvalho grabbed the only goal of the game for the Beavers – The Clarets slip to tenth as a result.

Concord Rangers match with Bath City was postponed due to COVID concerns amongst the Somerset side. Meanwhile, Braintree Town remains at the foot of the table following a 4-0 hiding at Eastbourne Borough. Charlie Walker scored twice for the home side, while Dean Cox and substitute Charley Kendall were also on target.

The Iron are currently cast adrift at the bottom without a point from their seven games to date.

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Dagenham & Redbridge’s clash with Stockport County at the Chigwell Construction Stadium was called off after a number of the Hatter players returned positive COVID tests.

Pitching In Isthmian League North

Bowers & Pitsea have considerably bolstered their attacking options by re-signing striker, George Purcell.

Purcell moves back to the Len Salmon Stadium following a short stint at another of his former clubs, Hornchurch. The player is the Urchins all-time record goalscorer, hitting the net 149 times from 279 appearances. He has also enjoyed notable spells with Canvey Island, Grays Athletic and Aveley.

Not content with that, Bowers have also brought in Bradley Sach, another frontman with previous experience gleaned at Aveley and Potters Bar Town.

Sach started out at Boreham Wood, featuring in their National League squad on a number of occasions after progressing through the Academy.

Canvey Island are set for an Emirates FA Cup windfall after their second-round toe with Southend United’s conquerors, Boreham Wood, was selected for live coverage by BT Sport.

The match, scheduled for Monday, November 30 (7:45pm) at the Gulls Park Lane ground, with be broadcasted to a worldwide audience with the club set to bank £37,500 as a result.

Pitching In Isthmian League South Central

Barking have strengthened their defensive options with the signing of the versatile Kane Munday from AFC Sudbury.

Munday moves to the East Londoners having enjoyed two spells at Sudbury either side of a stint with Eastern Counties outfit, Halstead Town.

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Brian Jeeves

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