Ryman Div One North
Tilbury 2 v 0 Brentwood Town
Report by Anthony Mercer
After a disappointing February, Tilbury returned to winning ways over relegation threatened Brentwood Town. The Dockers also saw the return of keeper Clarke Bogard, former skipper Aaron Waters and the first appearance since November of the returning Emiel Aiken.
In a disappointing first half, both sides had one chance on goal each. The visitors saw Andy Greenslade fire wide inside five minutes, before Tilbury took the lead on half time when Kurt Smith played the ball to Lewis Jaggs who from twenty five yards saw keeper Anthony Page off his line and chipped the ball into an empty net.
Both sides came out after the break with more energy, with Jaggs again going close on the hour when he intercepted the ball only to see his effort well saved by Page. Andy Freeman saw home custodian Clarke Bogard make a fine save in the 66th minute, before Toby Aromolaran saw his effort from six yards go over. Substitute Emiel Aiken saw a golden chance pass by as he tried to get his foot to a cross from the right. Tilbury scored the all important goal on 82 minutes. A corner from Conor Mead saw Aaron Waters on his comeback, rise above the Brentwood defence, to head home into an empty net for a deserved goal.
In the final two minutes, both sides saw good chances. Kurt Smith was a whisker wide, before Brentwood’s best effort came with the final kick as Ryan O’Rawe struck the woodwork and then put the follow up wide.
Tilbury: Clarke Bogard, Conor Mead, Reece Conway, Jake Pooley, Aaron Waters, Danny Norton (Toch Singh 89), Toby Aromolaran (Lewis Francis 82), Jack Carlile, Kurt Smith, Lewis Jaggs (Emiel Aiken 75), Reece Hewitt.
Scorers – Lewis Jaggs (45′), Aaron Waters (82′)
Brentwood Town: Anthony Page, Brendan Cavalier, Luke Foster, Sam Owusu, Connor Martin, Ryan O’Rawe, Andrew Freeman, Andy Greenslade, Leon Gordon (Sam Ashford 76′), Ife Ogunbayo, Ben Sampayo.