Yellow Sport Non-League Round-Up

Vanarama National League

Two second-half penalties by Jack Bridge saw Southend United through to a 2-0 win over local rivals Dagenham & Redbridge at Roots Hall. The victory moved ninth-placed Blues within three points of the play-off places, whilst Daggers remain tenth.     

Vanarama National League South

Braintree Town’s play-off hopes took a knock with a 2-1 defeat at Worthing, who came from behind to take the points following a seventieth-minute winner from Reece Myles-Meekums. Zak Bradshaw gave the Iron the lead after fourteen minutes before Josh Chambers equalised just after the half-hour mark.  

Scott Wilson (2) Harvey Becket (own goal) and a late headed effort by Harvey Beckett saw Bath City comprehensively overwhelm rock-bottom club Concord Rangers 4-0, who despite having games in hand, slip ever closer to relegation.

Chelmsford City overwhelmed Hungerford Town 5-1 at Melbourne Stadium with Tom Blackwell (2) Cameron James, Tyreke Johnson and Callum Jones on the scoresheet. Former Braintree Town striker Joe Boachie netted the Crusaders’ consolation goal. 

The win leaves the Clarets in fourth place, just three points behind Oxford City in third.   

Pitching-In Isthmian League Premier Division

Bishop’s Stortford Town’s 4-1 win over Enfield Town sees them maintain a four-point lead over Hornchurch at the top of the table. 

Darren Foxley (2) Anthony Church and Ryan Charles netted for the Blues, whilst Michael Bakare netted for the Towners.  

Canvey Island made it seven wins in a row with a 3-1 win at Folkestone Invicta with goals from Luca Albon, Evans Kouassi and Bradley Sach. Invicta squandered a wonderful opportunity to get back into the game when Bobby Mason saved Ira Jackson’s penalty just before the half-hour mark. Josh Vincent netted the home side’s goal shortly after the break.  

Two goals by Liam Nash saw Hornchurch through to a 2-0 win over Bowers & Pitsea at Hornchurch Stadium, confirming Bowers’ relegation.      

Lewes kept their play-off hopes alive with a 4-0 win over Haringey Borough having raced into a 3-0 lead inside seventeen minutes with goals from Razz Coleman De-Graft, Joe Taylor (his thirtieth of the season) Jaydn Mundle-Smith and Archie Tamplin. 

In an entertaining game between the already relegated bottom two clubs, Brightlingsea Regent with goals from Suleyman Zuhdu (2) Sam Jeremiah and Brad Russell. Sahid Kamara had earlier given Corinthian Casuals the lead in the twenty-fifth minute, whilst Jola Lahan, netted their second just before the hour mark.

Billericay Town finished their home league campaign with a 3-0 win over struggling Margate with goals from Brad Stevenson, Alfie Cerulli and Toby Stevenson.

Jack Mazzone’s fourth-minute goal was enough to give Horsham a 1-0 win at Aveley. Despite the result, the Millers remain fourth – six points behind Canvey Island. 

Pitching-In Isthmian League North

Hashtag United sealed the Isthmian League North title in style as they swept already relegated Great Wakering Rovers aside 6-0 at the Len Salmon Stadium.  

Following Alex Teniola scoring the first of his two goals during the afternoon in the seventh minute, the floodgates opened and Pedro Carvalho, Greg Halford (penalty) Jermaine Francis (Tags’ hundredth of the season) and Max Cornhill all netted as Rovers were totally outplayed and outclassed from start to finish.   

Grays Athletic enjoyed a comfortable 4-1 win at Bury Town to maintain their push for an end-of-season play-off spot. Callum Watts (2) Ronnie Winn and Tom Stagg scored for the Ath, whilst Cruis Nydazayo netted for Town.  

Heybridge Swifts and Lowestoft Town shared the spoils in a thrilling 4-4 draw at Scraley Road. Despite Steve Tilson’s Swifts leading 4-2 with just seven minutes left, goals by Kyle Haylock and a penalty to complete his hat-trick by Adam Hipperson saw the Trawler Boys through to a late point. Matt Price (2) Sam Park and Rob Harvey netted for Swifts.  

With a play-off spot already confirmed, second-placed AFC Sudbury romped to a 5-0 win over Brentwood Town with goals from Sak Hassan (2) Harrison Chatting, Nnamdi Nwachuku (his forty-eighth of the season) and Josh Stokes.    

Wroxham defeated relegation-threatened Tilbury 5-0 at Trafford Park. Ryan Miles netted a hat-trick and Shaun Taylor twice on a fine afternoon for the Yachtsmen.

Ross Gilfedder scored the only goal of the game as Gorleston overcame Maldon & Tiptree 1-0 at Crown Meadow.

The games between East Thurrock v Basildon United, Hullbridge Sports v Coggeshall Town and Witham Town v Felixstowe & Walton United were all postponed due to waterlogged pitches.        

Essex Senior League

Enfield now stands on the brink of winning the Essex Senior League title following a 2-0 win over Ilford at Cricklefields Stadium with Jack Johnson and Tom Richardson netting the all-important goals before half-time.  

Redbridge beat Takeley 3-2 at Oakside with goals from Jerrold Cobblah, Anthony Martin and Tendai Quamina. Hodje Almeida-Joaquim and Kieran Southgate scored for the visitors. 

Goals Jack Mitchell (2) and an own goal saw Stansted through to a 3-2 win at Romford, for whom Charlie Morris and Hassan Nalbant were on the scoresheet.

White Ensign defeated Clapton 2-1 with goals from Joe Gregory and Mitchell Stuart-Evans. Khyreece Smith-Reid scored for the Tons.

Kane Gilbert was on target for Halstead Town in their 1-0 win over Buckhurst Hill.

Newham Athletic defeated West Essex 1-0 with Joel Appiah’s goal being the difference between the teams.

Stanway Rovers and Little Oakley finished as a 0-0 draw.

Southend Manor v Woodford Town, Sawbridgeworth Town v Barking and FC Clacton v Saffron Walden Town were all postponed due to waterlogged pitches.  

Essex Olympian League

Hutton maintained a seven-point lead at the top of the table following a 5-1 win over Shenfield Association with goals from Jude Keeling (2) Stephen Judge, Lewis Scott and substitute Freddie Miller.

Kelvedon Hatch beat Toby 3-2 with Drew Klessa-Smith, James Nottage and James Burt on target, whilst substitutes Ethan Davey and Oliver Dingli netted Toby’s goals.

Former Southend United youngster Justin Hazell netted Leigh Ramblers’ winner in their 1-0 victory over Sungate.

Third-placed Catholic United were beaten 3-2 at the Len Forge Centre by Rayleigh Town – for whom Philip Anunwa, Jack Long and Harry Talbot were all on target.

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts and Springfield drew 0-0 at Silver Leys.