#YellowSport Non-League Round-Up

Vanarama National League
Dagenham & Redbridge slipped from top-spot following a dramatic late defeat at the hands of Altrincham at the Chigwell Construction Stadium.

Mauro Vilhete and Matt Robinson had turned the game Dagenham’s way after Alty had led through Callum Reynolds’ own goal. However, Josh Hancock and Dan Mooney netted late in the game to secure all three points for the visitors.

Courtesy of Dagenham & Redbridge Media – Daryl McMahon’s post-Altrincham thoughts

Troubled Southend United slipped to their fourth successive defeat at Solihull Moors and are now in the relegation places.

Shaun Hobson’s own goal gave the West Midlanders the lead before a James Ball spot-kick secured the Shrimpers fate. Angry exchanges between Chairman, Ron Martin and disgruntled Blues fans followed. Mr Martin was eventually escorted away by police and stewards after making his way to the 500 travelling contingent.

Vanarama National League South
John Payne, Danny Green and a late strike from debutant, Ben Allen secured a superb 3-2 win on the road for Concord Rangers at Tonbridge Angels.

The Beach Boys move up to third as a result, just behind Dartford and Maidstone United at the summit.

Emirates FA Cup third qualifying round
A goal from Simeon Jackson nine minutes after the restart was enough to see Chelmsford City progress at the expense of Enfield Town at the Melbourne Community Stadium.

Bowers & Pitsea and Hornchurch are also both in the hat, although the pair will replay this week following their pulsating 2-2 draw at the Len Salmon Stadium.

Bradley Sach and an own goal from Mickey Parcel gave Bowers a two-goal advantage going into the final stages before James White’s own-goal and Ollie Maldoon’s last-gasp leveller provided the Urchins with another opportunity.

Billericay Town are out following a 3-2 defeat at Havant & Waterlooville. Darren Foxley’s late brace – the second from the penalty spot – gave Town hope, but the hosts, who had earlier led 3-0, held on to progress.

Courtesy of Billericay Town Media – Kevin Watson’s post- Havant & Waterlooville thoughts

East Thurrock United’s FA Cup adventure is also over after they were thrashed 4-0 at Boston United. Danny Elliott score twice, one from the spot, while Fraser Preston and Jake Wright were on target for the Lincolnshire side.

Pitching In Isthmian League Premier Division
Brightlingsea Regent found themselves on the receiving end as visitors’ Bognor Regis Town won by five unanswered goals at the Taydal Stadium.

Ashton Leigh bagged a brace for the Sussex side, while Kayne Diedrick-Roberts, Nathan Odokonyero and Charlie Bell completed the rout.

Pitching In Isthmian League North
Anointed Chukwu, Joe Paxman and Dave Knight scored for league leaders, Grays Athletic in their 3-0 win over Felixstowe & Walton United at Parkside.

Canvey Island are a point and a place behind them having hammered Heybridge Swifts by four goals to one on the road. Matthew Price, Evangelos Empochontsif, Jamie Salmon and Michael Finneran netted for the Gulls – Jack Adlington-Pile responded for the struggling hosts.

Courtesy of Canvey Island Media – Mark Bentley’s post-Heybridge Swifts thoughts

Maldon & Tiptree are amongst the chasing pack following their 3-2 win at Brentwood Town. Lordon Akolbire, Shomari Barnwell and Brian Moses secured the points – Josh Gray and Daniel Ogunleye with the Brentwood reply.

A late strike from Milo Grimes was sufficient for Coggeshall Town to edge out Basildon United by a goal to nil at Gardiners Close. Meanwhile, Phil Roberts’ opener was wiped out by Matthew Castellan, Toby Hilliard and Adam Smith as Dereham Town came from behind to win 3-1 at Tilbury. The Dockers miserable day was compounded further by the dismissals of Charlie Kendall and Darren Phillips.

Aveley went down 4-3 at Bury Town – Alex Akrofi, Harry Gibbs and Manny Ogunrinde with the visitors’ goals. Hullbridge Sports were also beaten. Tony Stokes found the net for Sports who went down 4-1 to Stowmarket Town – George Bugg netting a hat-trick for the visitors – Dexter Peter seeing red for the home side.

Essex Senior League
Leaders, Stanway Rovers played out a 2-2 draw at Clapton. Of the chasing pack, third-placed Redbridge secured a 3-1 triumph at Saffron Walden Town, while Walthamstow thrashed Little Oakley 5-2.

White Ensign were the big winners of the day, walloping Cockfosters 8-3 at Burroughs Park. Athletic Newham was also amongst the goals, easing to a 6-0 success at Sawbridgeworth Town.

Enfield hit five without reply past Hoddesdon Town, while an altogether closer encounter saw Ilford edge out Southend Manor by the odd goal in three at the Cricklefield Stadium. Elsewhere, Werst Essex won by a goal to nil at FC Clacton

Essex Olympian League
Ongar Town maintained their two-point advantage at the top of the table following a 2-0 win over Galleywood. Second-placed Hutton were held to a 2-2 draw by Bishop’s Stortford Swifts.

Catholic United took the derby honours against Old Southendian, coming from behind to win by the odd goal in three. Meanwhile, Leigh Ramblers recorded a 4-0 triumph at Springfield, moving them clear of the relegation zone.

Shenfield AFC and Basildon Town shared six goals in a thrilling encounter at St Martin’s School. Elsewhere, Canning Town saw off Harold Wood Athletic by two goals to one to record their first league victory of the campaign.


Brian Jeeves

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