A FOURTH victory in a row for East Thurrock has seen them leap back into third place in the Ryman Div One North at a vital time of the season.
With three away matches coming up, the Rocks have developed a wonderful tempo to tilt at the play off’s.
With only one automatic play off place, it is a hard league to get out of and after a slight dip, but the Rocks are playing beautiful football.
It helps having striker Sam Higgins who has now scored 25 goals for the season and is top scorer in the division.
Boss John Coventry said: “We started off really well. We forced plenty of corners and got the early goal but we did let them back in.
“We rectified that with the two goals after 35 minutes but we needed to be a little more clinical.
“The results have gone well for us and we are in a healthy position for the play offs.
Asked if he felt the “one automatic place” was fair, John said: “Not particularly. It hurt us last year and may not do us any favours again this season.
“You look at League Two, where there are three automatic places. That seems a lot fairer.”
Scouts for a variety of clubs were seen at yesterdays game with the speculation that they were looking at free scoring Sam Higgins.
Higgins scored two, Max Cornhill one and Kyle Ruel.
Rocks now have three games on the road: Ware, Northwood and Redbridge before the big one against second place Concord at Rookery Hill on Tuesday March 30th.