#YellowSport Non-League Round-up

Brian Jeeves
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Vanarama National League
Dagenham & Redbridge roared back into play-off contention with a resounding 4-1 victory at Maidenhead United.

Angelo Balanta bagged an impressive hat-trick for the daggers, while Ibrahim Akanbi was also on target for Daryl McMahon’s men.

Courtesy of Dagenham & Redbridge media – Boss, Daryl McMahon offers his thoughts following the Daggers 4-1 win at Maidenhead United

At the other end of the table, Southend United suffered their tenth defeat of the season as Woking eased to a 2-0 victory at Roots Hall Stadium.

Tahvon Campbell opened the scoring midway through the opening period. Max Kretzschmar sealed the points from the spot two minutes from time to leave the Blues hovering a point above the dropzone.

Courtesy of Dagenham & Redbridge media – Highlights from the Daggers 4-1 Vanarama National League win at Maidenhead United

Vanarama National League South
Concord Rangers remain amongst the chasing pack following an impressive 2-1 victory over Eastbourne Borough at the Aspect Arena.

Temi Babalola and Danny Green were on target for the Beach Boys who currently occupy a play-off place.

Unfortunately, that was as good as it got for the regions National South teams. Braintree Town led by a Khale Da Costa goal, at Hampton & Richmond Borough when the floodlights failed shortly after half-time.

Billericay Town remains rooted to the bottom of the table after a 3-0 defeat at Chippenham Town. The Blues included new signing Shaquile Coulthirst in their starting line-up, but as a result of this latest setback, they are now three points adrift.

Courtesy of Billericay Town media – Highlights from the Blues 3-0 Vanarama National League South defeat at Chippenham Town

Chelmsford City was also beaten. Hemel Hempstead Town winning by the odd goal in three at the EMG Inspire Stadium – Adebola Oluwo nodded a consolation for the Clarets. Chelmsford sits third from the bottom.

Pitching In Isthmian League Premier
Brightlingsea Regent suffered their eleventh defeat of the season as fellow strugglers, Horsham inflicted a damaging 6-0 defeat on the North Essex side at the Taydal Stadium – Shamir Fenelon bagging a hat-trick for the visitors.

Pitching In Isthmian League North
Great Wakering Rovers moved out of the relegation zone for the first time this season following a 3-0 win over Romford at Burroughs Park. Billy Harris, Ashley Nzala and Martin Tuohy netted for the Rovers during a devestating eleven-minute spell. The villagers move up to seventeenth place while Romford slip to second-bottom.

Coggeshall Town won an entertaining clash with Aveley by four goals to two. Jamal Balogun, Ross Wall and a Jermain Francis brace secured the points. Earlier, Ryan Scott and Alex Akrofi had fired the Millers into a 2-1 lead ahead of half-time.

Hullbridge Sports remain rooted to the bottom following a 3-0 defeat at Tilbury. Ola Ogunwamide scored twice for the Dockers, while Roman Campbell also found the net. Tilbury leapfrog Hashtag United into eleventh place – United playing out a hard-fought goalless encounter with Bury Town at the Len Salmon Stadium.

Maldon & Tiptree found themselves three goals to the good at Dereham Town – Frankie Terry, Bryan Ifeanyi (penalty) and Bradley McClenaghan on target for the Jammers. But they were left frustrated as the home side hit back to earn a share of the spoils – Adam Hipperson (2, 1 penalty) and David Hinton completing the comeback.

Grays Athletic went down 2-0 at home to Stowmarket Town, while Heybridge Swifts also endured an afternoon to forget as AFC Sudbury won by five goals to nil at the Aspen Waite Arena.

Buildbase FA Trophy First Round
Brentwood Town progressed with a 4-1 win over Staines Town at the Arena. Tom Richardson scored twice for Rod Stringer’s men, while Connor Hogan and Rob Harvey were also on target.

Free-scoring Canvey Island hammered Yaxley in front of an impressive crowd of 452 at Park Lane. Matthew Price scored twice for the Gulls – one from the penalty spot – Conor Hubble, Evans Kouassi, Harrison Chatting and Callum Fitzer completing the rout.

Courtesy of Canvey Island FC media – Boss, Brad Wellmen offers his thoughts following the Gulls 6-0 Buildbase FA Trophy victory over Yaxley

Essex Senior League
Walthamstow remains four points clear at the top with four games in hand after an exciting 3-2 victory at Saffron Walden Town.

Harrison Carnegie, Callum Ibe and Connor Scully netted for the Londoners who also had Jason Beck sent off for two bookable offences.

Stanway Rovers remain second thanks to a 2-0 win at Stansted. Lewis Francis and Ernest Okoh with the visitors’ goals. Meanwhile, Bradley Bennett and Robbie Norris scored for Redbridge during their 2-1 triumph at Hoddesdon Town – They remain in third.

Cockfosters were teh big winners of the day, thrashing St Margaretsbury 5-1. Takeley were 2-1 winners over Ilford, while FC Clacton saw off Sporting Bengal United by a goal to nil. The games between Athletic Newham and Little Oakley finished 1-1, as was Sawbridgeworth Town’s clash with Clapton.

The game between West Essex and white Ensign was abandoned after the officials dressing room was broken into and items stolen during the first half.

Essex Olympian League
Basildon Town extended their lead at the top of the table following a 3-1 win at Galleywood. Adam Bessadi, Graham Harrison and Ryan Scougall secured the success.

Town’s immediate rivals, Ongar Town and Rayleigh Town played out a 1-1 draw. However, both Hutton and Old Southendian lost ground. Hutton went down by a goal to nil against Kelvedon Hatch, while the Old Boys slipped by the odd goal in three to bottom of the table Canning Town.

Catholic United impressively won 5-2 at Shenfield AFC, while Leigh Ramblers were 3-1 winners at Bishop’s Stortford Swifts. Sungate also picked up three points with a 2-1 win at Springfield.


Brian Jeeves

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