Aveley triumph in derby but a trio of defeats leaves long faces elsewhere across the borough

By Neil Speight

12th Nov 2022 | Football


Kenny Aileru
Kenny Aileru

A 76th minute goal from Kenny Aileru gave Aveley victory in this afternoon's (Saturday, 12 November) Isthmian Premier derby at Parkside, played out in front of a crowd of 662.

Hornchurch started the day top of the table, but the Urchins have slipped to third as all the five out of the top seven won.

Aveley's win keeps them in fifth.

There was last minute heartache for Tilbury in the Isthmian North.

The Dockers led after five minutes through veteran striker Martin Tuohy's goal and it wasn't until the 63rd minute that their high-flying hosts Felixstowe and Walton United got on level terms through Sam Ford and in the 90th minute Charlie Warren scored to give the home side a 2-1 win.

Grays Athletic also tasted defeat on the road, losing 3-1 at AFC Sudbury, who played the last third of the match with ten men after Reece Harris got a straight red.

At that point Grays were 2-1 down but the momentum appeard to be swinging their way.

Lewis Clark put through his own net to give Sudbury a 12th minute lead and Joshua Stokes put the Suffolk side two up on the stroke of half time.

Anointed Chukwu put Grays right back in it with a penalty on the hour after Harris saw red.

But the hosts' ten men rallied and sealed victory through another penalty, this time from Nnamdi Nwachuku on 69 minutes.

Surprise of the day came at Rookery Hill where East Thurrock United's eight match unbeaten run crashed and burned at the hands of Maldon & Tiptree.

The visiting Jammers had only picked up four points this season before today's match, their only win coming last Saturday.

They carried on where they left off though and by 15 minutes they led 3-0 through Laste Dombaxe (5), Roman Campbell (13) and Sam Coombes (15).

Scott Kemp made it 4-0 on 44 minutes and that's how it finished.

Full reports to follow.

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