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Football: Dockers dig deep against Cheshunt

THE DOCKERS produced an impressive performance to beat Cheshunt 2-1 at Chadfields on Bank Holiday Monday. It has been a long and disappointing season for the Dockers who would have hoped to have been fighting for a play off place and not a lower third of the table.

Football: Tired Grays fall to doomed Thamesmead

THE tired souls of Grays Athletic limp into the final week of the season as they were beaten 4-1 at Mill Field on Bank Holiday Monday. Grays now have just one game left against Maidstone away. They will look back on a season where they achieved mid-table respectability in a difficult league.

Football: Thurrock edge close to play offs

THURROCK FC are just one win away from securing a play off place after a hard-earned win against Ware on Easter Monday. The club now face Ware at Ship Lane on Thursday evening, followed by the final game of the season against local rivals Tilbury.

Football: Aveley finishing the season in style

AVELEY boss Justin Gardner hailed his side after their 4-1 victory over Burnham Ramblers which he described as the “proudest moment of my career.” With centre half Glen Golby in goal and striker Aaron Gayle once against playing at centre back, Gardner said prior to the game that if his side got anything out of today it would be the best result of his career.

Football: Fantastic five keep East Thurrock alive

EAST THURROCK go into the final game of the season still with hopes of not being relegated after a great 5-3 away win against Enfield Town at the QE2 stadium.
Enfield earned the first corner in under a minute. The corner was fired over and an unchallenged Ryan Doyle fired in a volley to put the home team ahead.

Bank Holiday Football Results

IT all comes down to the final day of the season. Impressive victory for East Thurrock, winning away at Enfield 5-3. Good win for Aveley away from home and Grays looked a little weary as they lost 4-1 at home to Thamesmead. Vital three points for Thurrock as they chase that play off place.

Football: All square as Docker’s season draws to close

ON the half hour Christou hit over from six yards before Cook again went close with a header after good play by Babalola. Just before the break Piers Wixon headed towards goal before the rebound to Cook whose strong effort was blocked. The home sides first effort came on the whistle when Igbo blazed wide. Tilbury continued to dominate after the break and Blackman’s glancing header just wide after a Waters free kick. Forest had a good effort on 52 when Menga went through on goal only to see his effort go wide of the goal. Both sides had half chances late in the game, but had to settle for a point each.

Football: Fleet still in the promotion hunt

THURROCK go into the final week of the season, still out of the play-offs but still very much in the hunt for promotion. Goals by Ross Wall and Kurt Smith secured the three points against a durable Redbridge side.

Football: Last gasp winner for Grays Athletic

ALTHOUGH it tends to be written that Grays are a tired unit after a long season, they do keep pulling out the results. They held champions Wealdstone and an impressive Lowestoft recently and in the final week of the season, see themselves 13th in the league (somewhat better than YT’s prediction of 20th!).

Football: “Patched up” Aveley grab three points

A PATCHED-UP Aveley side were made to work hard for their 3-1 win at Mill Field against an already relegated Erith & Belvedere. The Deres who currently sit bottom of the Ryman North table having lost all of their last 13 previous matches took a surprise lead when the Millers failed on three occasions to clear the ball before George Humber put the visitors in front.

Football: Rocks take a point as the relegation battle goes into the last week

THE BATTLE for survival goes into the last week as East Thurrock grasped another vital point in a 1-1 draw against Met Police at Rookery Hill. The robust looking Met looked like they would be a handful for The Rocks however, the first chance of the game came to the home side, when in the 4th minute, Sam Higgins pounded on a back-pass but he shot straight at the keeper.

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 results

A KEY point as East Thurrock United come from behind against the Met Police. Grays win on the road and Thurrock continue to fight for a play-off place with a win against Redbridge.

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.

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