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Vanarama National League
Dagenham & Redbridge roared back to the top of the table with a 5-1 thrashing of Solihull Moors at the Chigwell Construction Stadium.
James Ball gave the visitors a surprise lead. However, A brace from Paul McCallum, one from the spot, along with further strikes by Josh Walker (penalty), Scott Wilson and Mauro Vilhete moved the Daggers a point clear of Chesterfield at the summit.
Vanarama National League South
It proved to be a tough afternoon for the regions National South sides.
Braintree Town were crushed 6-0 at Eastbourne Borough, while hosts, Concord Rangers were on the receiving end of a 3-0 defeat as Chippenham Town picked up the points at the Aspect Arena.
Chelmsford City also suffered, going down by two unanswered goals against Dulwich Hamlet at the Melbourne Community Stadium. Meanwhile, Billericay Town slipped to the bottom of the table after fellow strugglers, Hemel Hempstead Town won by the odd goal in five at New Lodge – Rowan Liburd and Michael Chambers with the Town goals.
Pitching In Isthmian League Premier Division
Max Cornhill netted seven minutes after the restart to secure a single-goal victory for Bowers & Pitsea rover Horsham at the Len Salmon Stadium, while Ken Feyi’s brace helped Brightlingsea Regent to a 2-0 success at Cray Wanderers.
Johnny Ashman gave East Thurrock United a thirteenth-minute lead at Haringey Borough. However, the home side eased home after two from Roman Michael-Percil along with strikes from Georgios Aresti and Alfred Bawling and a Callum Robinson own-goal secured a 5-1 success for the North Londoners.
Hornchurch won on the road. Sam Higgins, Liam Nash and Jili Buyabu netting in a 3-1 triumph at Lewes.
Pitching In Isthmian League North
Shad Ngandu, George Sykes, Alex Akrofi and Manny Ogunrinde found the net as Aveley hammered Barking by four unanswered goals on Friday evening.
Heybridge Swifts stunned local rivals Maldon & Tiptree with a 3-2 win at the Aspen Waite Arena. Andrew Fennell, Dylan Logan and Daniel Walker netted for the Swifts, who appointed Steve Tilson as their new manager earlier this week. Shomari Barnwell and Charlee Hughes responded for the Jammers in front of a bumper 464 crowd.
Romford tripped at home against AFC Sudbury. Thomas Maycock and
Romario Dunne netted late in each half as the Suffolk side won by two goals to nil.
Essex Senior League
Only one league fixture to report this weekend. Little Oakley and
St Margaretsbury drew 1-1 at the Little Oakley Memorial Club.
Greg Rodger scored and was sent off for the home side. Casey Nolan-Samuels netting for St Margaretsbury.
Essex Olympian League
League leaders’ Ongar Town won by four goals to one at Rayleigh Town. Second-placed Hutton saw off Canning Town 3-0, while Basildon Town, in third, edged out Kelvedon Hatch 3-2.
Shenfield AFC won a thrilling encounter at Old Southendian by five goals to three, while Bishop’s Stortford Swifts and Springfield shared eight goals in another exciting clash at Silver Leys. Elsewhere, Sungate were 3-1 winners over Catholic United and Harold Wood Athletic needed just a single goal to win at Leigh Ramblers.
Buildbase FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
Matthew Price bagged an impressive hat-trick, while Evans Kouassi was also on target as Canvey Island progressed at the expense of Coggeshall Town at Park Lane. Sam Bantick with a late consolation for the visitors.
Mitchell Gilbey gave Great Wakering Rovers the lead at Stowmarket Town and despite Reggie Lambe’s equaliser, it was the Rovers who held their nerve from the resulting penalty shootout to go through 4-3.
Grays Athletic slipped out on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Corinthians. Dave Knight gave Grays the lead from the spot before Ryan Sawyer struck to set up the shootout.
Buildbase FA Vase Second Second Qualifying Round
Selected action from the Second Qualifying Round where Ilford are in the hat following a 4-1 win at Langford.
Redbridge and Saffron Walden Town progressed. both winning by three unanswered goals against Hadleigh United and Southend Manor respectively.
Cockfosters are through following a 3-1 win at Sawbridgeworth Town. Stansted also made it, beating West Essex 3-2 on penalties after a pulsating tie had finished 2-2.