Football: Rocks out of the drop zone with vital away win.

BY the break the home side ought to have been level at least, and possibly in front, but they failed to take their opportunities, abetted by a couple of good saves from Hughes, and a revitalised Rocks came out in more commanding form at the start of the second half and they pushed their hosts back.

Tuesday night football results

MASSIVE win for The Rocks as they climb out of the drop zone. An 85th minute Sam Higgins goal clinched it for Covo’s men. Drop rivals, Wingate play on Wednesday night and then it is Met Police on Saturday for East Thurrock.

Speedway: Lakeside to file complaint

FOLLOWING last night’s 48-41 point defeat at Leicester Lions, The Vortex Lakeside Hammers will make an official complaint to the SCB (Speedway Control Bureau) against both referee Peter Clarke and the Leicester Speedway medical officer following the exclusion of Adam Ellis from the meeting against the riders and the Club’s wishes.

Aveley Cyclones say thank you to their sponsors

THE Aveley Youth Cyclones under-sevens were formed at the end of 2013 and have been playing in the Thundermite League since January 2014. They are a fantastic group of boys who love their football and who have gelled really well in a short time.

Football: Grays spoil the party for champions elect

LEAGUE leaders Wealdstone held a lively Grays side to a draw in an exciting game at Mill Field this afternoon in front of nearly 500 spectators. The match kicked off at 3.07pm after a minute’s silence to remember and pay tribute to the 96 supporters that went a football match at Hillsborough in 1989, and never came home. Blues Leroy Griffiths wearing number nine and ‘Stones Elliot Godfrey wearing number stood together on the halfway line as both teams, match and club officials and supporters observed an immaculate one minutes silence.

Football: Rock’s belief crumbles with sucker punches in Suffolk

A SECOND half revival from Leiston ensured what proved, in the end, a comfortable victory for the home side but they owed much in the first half to a fine display from keeper Alexis Rossis and profligacy from East Thurrock. The only thing going for Rocks seems to be that Wingate and Finchley keep losing. If Rocks beat relegated Cray Wanderers on Tuesday night, then they will rise out of the relegation zone.

Football: Aveley fall to Sudbury

JUSTIN Gardner was yet again made to rue a referring decision against his side as the Millers lost 2-0 away at AFC Sudbury. With the score at 1-0 following Ollie Hughes’ goal six minutes into the second half, Aveley thought they had equalised through Nathan Koranteng’s effort off the underside of the bar.

Football: Dockers outplayed by ten man Needham

TILBURY went down to 10 men Needham Market on Saturday, as their recent poor home run continues. The game saw the return of influential midfielder Joe Christou after injury and suspension. Both sides had early chances, Crisp for the visitors when he hit over on 9 minutes and a minute later Wixon shot at goal. The game exploded into life on 19 minutes when both Ryan Blackman and David Cowley tussled, but Cowley kicked out in front of the referee and was dismissed for violent conduct.

Speedway: Brummies burnt off by Hammers

The Hammers started in a devastating fashion, notching up maximum 5-1s in the opening three heats and following a further heat advantage by Mikkel Bech and Morley in the 4th, led to the Brummies nominating their first Tactical Ride in heat 5, but Danny King found the pace too hot to handle. The heat domination continued in heat 6, with swoops either side of Edward Kennett by Watt and Bech by the third turn of lap one. Lawson and Ellis then delivered a 4-2 in the 7th, before Bech and Watt again showed great team riding around the second and third bend in the 8th heat to leave the second Tactical nomination for the Brummies, Adam Skornicki, trailing in third.

Saturday football results

IT IS now looking very grim for East Thurrock as they lose 3-1 to Leiston. They now have a vital vital match against Cray Wanderers on Tuesday night. Thurrock do well to beat Soham away and Grays hold the champions-elect.

On their marks for the London Marathon (please sponsor them!!)

IT IS a long way. Every year, since 1981, it comes round and ever year we stand in awe at the people determined to put themselves through the agony of 26 miles and 385 yards. There are a number of Thurrock folk running the marathon. They all have a chip in their race number and so we can follow their 5K split times on the Virgin marathon website.

Arena Essex: Bangers keep it real

THE first round of the “Keeping it Real” Banger series met with rave reviews after a destructive day’s sport at Arena Essex on Sunday. With many of the cars that raced not being much use in regular Banger racing, no drivers intended keeping their cars beyond the day, meaning that each race turned into a wreck-fest.

Cricket: Rayleigh rally to defeat Thurrock

RAYLEIGH cricket club became the South Essex womens’ indoor sixes champions for the fourth consecutive year at Gable Hall School, Corringham on Thursday (27th March). But their title hopes were far from certain when their opponents, Thurrock CC, bagged two wickets from the first two deliveries, to leave Rayleigh in the ignominious position of having lost a third of their batsmen with only one run on the board. Freya Barnard had pushed the first ball of the match for a single, only to be run out at the bowler’s end in an attempt for further runs. Karen Lees was then bowled by Sarah Fergey without score as Rayleigh reeled.

Rugby: Grim in Grinstead for Thurrock

THURROCK travelled to Saint Hill to face high flying East Grinstead, whom were hosting their final league home game of the season and were very much in a party mood, and the writing on the wall was obvious as the home sides full back Betty went over after only 2 minutes to score wide out, and the conversion was added by Meakin who was to enjoy a fine day with the boot. However Thurrock had the better of the next 20 minutes of the game and were rewarded with a close worked forward try awarded to Lewis Brunger, Jake Barrand added the conversion after he hit the post with an earlier penalty attempt.

Tuesday night football results

A WRETCHED evening for East Thurrock as they save their worst performance of the season to lose 4-1 at home to Margate. Thurrock are back on fire and back in the play off places with the 6-0 thrashing of Burnham.

Football: Rocks back in trouble after heavy defeat to Margate.

EAST THURROCK sank further into the relegation zone with a heavy 4-1 defeat against mid-table Margate at Rookery Hill. The first thirty minutes were all East Thurrock as they looked like the team that had dismantled Canvey so easily. The only difference was they could not find the back of the net.

Football: Grays pegged back by Harrow

GRAYS let slip of a two goal lead to draw 2-2 against Harrow Borough. Many Grays fans are simply delighted to be dealing with mid-table battles whilst others are keen to see the team use these games to build a team for next season.

Dozens get back into sport after council offer.

SINCE February Thurrock Council in Partnership with Barking and Dagenham have been delivering the Active Sport 4 Life Programme. Already 40 Thurrock residents have taken up the opportunity to get back into sports free of charge at venues across the borough, but organisers are looking for more.

Football: Third defeat in a row for falling Fleet

THURROCK were beaten by Dereham Town 3-1 at Ship Lane on Saturday afternoon, in the Ryman League Division One North. The Fleet dominated the opening exchanges but couldn’t put away their chances. Dereham then seized the advantages putting three past Thurrock, including a Ryan Hawkins penalty, before Robert Clark fired in a late consolation.

Football: Aveley undone by rocket by Read

ALEX Read’s 44th goal of the season was all that separated Aveley and Harlow as the Hawks consolidated a play-off spot with a 1-0 win at Mill Field. Read’s set-piece four minutes into the second half was the only real piece of quality seen in the final third all game with neither ‘keeper being tested often.

Football: Dockers see off in-form Romford

TILBURY returning to winning ways over form side Romford on Saturday. Both clubs have been under different fortunes recently, with Romford winning all of their last 8 games and Tilbury gaining just one point in the last 7, which also saw Tilbury failing to find the back of the net, but the Dockers came away with a well deserved 3 points.

Football: Rocks steady the ship after seeing off Canvey

EAST THURROCK grabbed three vital points with help from a brace by Sam Higgins as they won 2-0 against Canvey Island at Rookery Hill. Canvey started on the front foot with a number of dangerous attacks. Most of them were thwarted by the linesmen but they were a signal that Canvey had come for three points.

Saturday football results

Great performance by the Rocks in a local derby that showed that they have what it takes to stay up. Third defeat in a week for the Fleet whose promotion chase is running out of steam.

Football: Stones crush Rocks as relegation fears grow

WITH just seven games left, East Thurrock now find themselves in real trouble after losing 3-0 against league leaders Wealdstone at Rookery Hill. Goals by Charlie Penny in the 34th minute and two by Carl McCluskey in the 38th and 60th minute, condemned the Rocks to the second disappointing defeat in three days.

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