Aveley away win sees survival hopes hanging by a thread

A SECOND minute goal from Orlando Smith proved decisive at Thames Road on Saturday as Aveley kept their hopes of avoiding relegation alive at the expense of Concord’s promotion dream.

Millers could even afford the luxury of missing a first half penalty in a match low on quality but high on tension.

They have two games left to play and are within two points of Hastings, whom they visit on the last day of the season, and three behind Horsham, who have a much-inferior goal difference. Both those clubs, though, have three games left.

The result dealt a huge blow to Concord’s play-off hopes and they remain on 65 points, four points behind fifth-placed Lowestoft with only two matches to play.

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