Football: Rocks striker backs them to beat the drop

IT now looks like a straight scrap between East Thurrock and Wingate to avoid the final Ryman Premier relegation place. That said, 22nd place Thamesmead could still get out of trouble, and 19th-placed Enfield Town could get dragged in.

Saturday football fixtures

ALL EYES on Rookery Hill as East Thurrock face three games that could see them relegated or retain their Ryman Premier league status. Thurrock also sit three points off the play offs with four games left.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tuesday night football results

THINGS have got to the worrying stage again after this home defeat for The Rocks against mid-table Harrow Borough. Covo will have to do some thinking between now and Thursday when they face Wealdstone and then Canvey Island on Saturday.

Football: Knight sees red as Thurrock lose to Abbey

THIS was a bad day at the office for Thurrock as they went down 2-1 to Waltham Abbey at Cappershaw Stadium. It also got worse for them a stop scorer, David Knight was sent off late into the second half.

Football: Rocks rocked by last minute equaliser

However, in the end they couldn’t defy the onslaught of second half pressure from the home side but the point they won could prove pivotal in their relegation battle, while the home side now face the real possibility of dropping out of the top five after a slump in form – though it is slightly academic as their artificial pitch has ruled the out of the promotion picture following a Conference ruling that they will not accept anything other than turf next season.

Football: Good away win in Ware for Aveley

The MILLER’S season may be petering out but they are continuing to get their heads down and grinding out the results.Goals by Lee Weemes and Kyle Asante guaranteed the three points for the team from Mill Field.

Football: Tired Grays fall to Hampton

GRAYS Ath went down to a well organised Hampton and Richmond 3-1 at Mill Field on Saturday. It is hard for Grays to sustain any momentum at this time of the season. They produced a great performance against Margate on Thursday night but there can be no denying that this schedule is taking it out of them. Then again, it is taking it out of a lot of teams, the consequence of which is a lot of strange results.

Saturday Football Results

A VITAL point for The Rocks as they hold promotion chasing Maidstone away in Kent. A dreadful day for Fleet and they had David Knight sent off.

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