Maldon 1 v 2 East Thurrock Utd

THREE WINS on the bounce seem to have come at a vital time for East Thurrock as the season enters the business end of proceedings.

Their away victory against Maldon underlined this rich vein of form as they dug deep in difficult conditions to grab the three points.

Boss John Coventry said: “I think we are getting the breaks now. Sometimes when the wins don’t come, you start to tinker but I am telling the boys, play well, you keep the shirt.”

Louis Collins opened the scoring in the seventh minute following a long throw by Ryan Sammons.

Maldon had plenty of possession but couldn’t get their timing right. Their first genuine chance didn’t come until the half hour when Liam White unmarked in the box, scooped a shot wide of the post.

Maldon equalised in the 35th minute when Benson Packa produced an impressive volley which flew past keeper Richard Wray.

Rocks dominated the second half but it took until the 80th minute until they made the three points certain when a diving Sam Berry latched onto a Kris Newby free kick for a thoroughly deserved winner.

East Thurrock’s next match is next saturday at home versus Potters Bar.

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