ON Tuesday evening Tilbury travelled to AFC Hornchurch and put a dent in the Urchins’ Ryman North promotion challenge thanks to Reece Conway’s 83rd minute equaliser that gave them a 1-1 draw.
Usman Adeniji had given Hornchurch a 16th minute lead. The draw kept Hornchurch in fourth place and Tilbury’s hopes of gatecrashing the end of season play-offs remain alive from 11th place.
Right in the play-off mix are division surprise package Bowers & Pitsea who continued to impress with a 2-0 home win against Heybridge Swifts with two second half goals from Lewis Manor and Billy Jones proving decisive.
There was midweek action for Essex Senior League sides and Hullbridge Sports led the way on Monday with a 7-1 win in the League Challenge Cup Round Two at Tower Hamlets with goals from Luka Frankis (2), Jimmy Cox, Kieran Offord, Harry Skinner, Dean Wallace and Charlie Little.
In the league on Tuesday a Mitchell Das hat-trick helped visitors Takeley to all three points at The Hive as the Station Road side came from to beat Basildon United 4-2.. George Wappett grabbed Takeley’s other goal as they moved above FC Romania into fourth spot while the Bees’ poor 2017 continues as they stay ninth.
In the League Challenge Cup Round Two Sawbridgeworth beat Redbridge 6-2 and FC Romania won a penalty shoot-out 5-4 after drawing 4-4 in normal time at Stansted.
Barking set up a Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy Round Two tie at either Burnham Ramblers or Wadham Lodge with a 3-0 win against Sporting Bengal United. Omari Delgado grabbed two more goals whilst Max Watters also got himself on the scoresheet as the league leaders progressed on in the competition.
In the Tolleshunt D’Arcy Memorial Trophy Burnham Ramblers beat Halstead Town 2-1 at home.