FA Trophy Prelim Round
Waltham Forest 2 v 1 Tilbury Town
THE LEAVES may be falling rapidly in Essex as autumn arrives but this Forest stood firm as they beat Tilbury to go through to the first round proper of the FA Trophy.
Forest were 2-0 up at half time through goals by Melton in the 13th minute and Bonnett just before half time.
Waltham are the surprise team of the league so far but the Dockers stuck manfully to their task. Cook got one back in the 65th minute.
The Dockers tried as they might but on a bumpy pitch and in swirling conditions just could not find that final ball.
Tilbury resume league duties on Wednesday with a home fixture against Romford at Chadfields at 7.45pm.