#YellowSport Non-League Round-up

Vanarama National League
It was a dark day at Roots Hall Stadium where angry Southend United supporters protested for the resignation of Chairman, Ron Martin.

The fans staged a pitch invasion shortly after visitors, Chesterfield had netted the final of their four goals. The demonstrations continued at full-time. Danny Rowe netted a hat-trick for the Spireites – one from the spot – while Saidou Khan was also on target in a 4-0 victory.

Dagenham & Redbridge slipped to a third successive defeat as goals from Jamal Fyfield and Josh Rees handed hosts, Boreham Wood a 2-0 victory at Meadow Park. The Daggers slip to sixth place as a result.

Courtesy of Dagenham & Redbridge media, Daryl McMahon’s post-Boreham Wood thoughts

Vanarama National League South
Billericay Town are up and running as Jody Brown made an immediate impact in the managers’ hot seat.

Town moved off the bottom of the table after first-half goals from Anderson Pinto and Kweku Lucan helped them to a 2-1 success over Dulwich Hamlet at Champion Hill.

McQueen pulled one back for the home side. The attendance, an impressive 3,334.

Courtesy of Billericay Town Media, Dan Brown post-Dulwich Hamlet thoughts

Concord Rangers were on the wrong end of a 5-2 defeat at Havant and Waterlooville. Temi Babalola and Ben Allen netted for the Beach Boys who drop to fourth.

Braintree Town slipped to a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of St Albans City. Jeffers opened the scoring from the penalty spot just after the half-hour mark – Weiss confirming the victory seven minutes from time.

Simeon Jackson and Charlie Sheringham netted for Chelmsford City but couldn’t prevent the Clarest from crashing 4-2 at Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Pitching In Isthmian League Premier Division
East Thurrock United won a topsy-turvy Essex derby with Hornchurch by four goals to three at Rookery Hill.

Joe Christou, Liam Nash and Charlie Ruff netted for the Urchins, while goals from Jon Benton and Alex Hernandez were followed by late strikes by Ben Wyss and Tom Barton as the Rocks snatched the points.

Scott Mitchell’s early goal was cancelled out by Jamie Yila as Haringey Borough were held by Cray Wanderers at Coles Park.

Bowers & Pitsea went down by a Daniel Ajakaiye goal to nil against Kingstonian at the Len Salmon Stadium. Meanwhile, Reggie Gregory’s goal was of little consolation as Brightlingsea Regent crashed 5-1 at Folkestone Invicta

Buildbase FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
Great Wakering Rovers produced a superb performance to progress at Chichester City.

First-half goals from Jake Gordon and George Cox saw the Rovers through. Tyrone Madhani responded for the home side fifteen minutes from time.

Heybridge Swifts are through after beating Barking by two unanswered goals – Dylan Logan and Andrew Fennell with the Swifts strikes. Canvey Island shared four goals with Ware – Conor Hubble and Matthew Price netting for the Gulls who went on to progress 7-6 on penalties

Courtesy of Canvey Island Media, Mark Bentley’s post-Ware thoughts

Alex Akrofi scored late on for Aveley but couldn’t prevent the Millers from going out 2-1 at the hands of Uxbridge. Romford are also out. Patrick Campbell netting in a 3-1 defeat at Bedfont Sports.

Tilbury went down 3-2 at Faversham Town – Jordan Peart and Joe Wright with the Dockers goals. It’s also the end of the Trophy trail for Maldon & Tiptree who went down 7-6 on penalties at Felixstowe & Walton United. Sam Cornish had scored for the Jammers as the game finished 1-1 at full-time.

Former West Ham United man, Tony Stokes scored for Hullbridge Sports, but it was visitors’ Hanwell Town who took the plaudits with a 4-1 triumph at Lower Road.

Essex Senior League
Plenty of goals in the Essex Senior League and a damaging home defeat for league leaders, Stanway Rovers.

Walthamstow took the points in North Essex after recording a 3-0 victory. Redbridge closed the gap to two points following a 3-2 win at St Margaretsbury.

Saffron Walden Town were top-scorers, winning 5-0 at Hoddesdon Town. Meanwhile, Athletic Newham beat Cockfosters 4-1 and Clapton handed out the same margin of punishment to Woodford Town in a Friday night fixture – Jaden Owusu-Nepaul scoring a hat-trick for the winners.

Another 4-1 winner was West Essex – Sawbridgeworth Town on the receiving end. White Ensign saw off Enfield by a goal to nil at Burroughs Park. Stansted and Takeley drew 1-1 while the games between Litte Oakley and Ilford ended goalless.

Essex Olympian League
Old Southendian claimed the result of the day, beating league leaders Ongar Town by three goals to one at Garon Park. Basildon Town closed the gap with a 5-2 hammering of Hutton.

Kelvedon Hatch thrashed Leigh Ramblers 8-0, while Catholic United won on their travels – The Hoops bagging a 3-1 success at Bishop’s Stortford Swifts.

Galleywood were also amongst the goals, winning 4-2 at Harold Wood Athletic.

Brian Jeeves

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