Braintree Town and fellow strugglers Dagenham & Redbridge produced a close fought draw after the game in the capital ended 2-2. The draw sees Braintree move off the bottom of the table whilst the Daggers go up one place into ninth.
Redbridge Youth continued their poor start to the season with a hefty defeat when they hosted Boreham Wood Blues. The game finished 9-0 to the visitors with Redbridge Youth dropping down to the bottom of the table whereas Boreham Wood rise up to second place.
Romford Blue notched up their second league win this season after a convincing attacking display with some glorious goals ended 6-2 at home to Ipswich Wanderers.
The east London outfit opened their account through Sofian Maghouz who jinked past two of Ipswich backline before blasting past the keeper.
Ipswich equalised on the half hour mark through a spectacular free-kick from Liam Ablitt, although Wanderers’ day was not to continue in such good fashion.
The half-time score read 2-1 as Maghouz tucked home another on the stroke of the whistle, before the hosts really clicked in the second interval. Goals from Ramzi Mahmoudi and Peter Oyetunji saw Romford take a 4-1 lead and they made it five shortly after, Maghouz completely his hat-trick with a deft chip over the Ipswich goalkeeper.
Goals late on from the two sides, Rhys Sika-Nartey with Romford’s sixth and George Ablitt with the latter Ipswich consolation, saw the game finish 6-2.
Sofian Maghouz’s hat-trick made a huge difference to affairs in Essex and Romford are now up to fourth in Division A, three points off leaders Maldon and Tiptree.
Brightlingsea Regent cruised to a 4-0 win at home to Lowestoft Town in their third game of the season, rising to third in the Division A table.
Despite a slow start to the encounter Brightlingsea took a 1-0 lead into half time. A header by Rob Keenan from a free-kick was initially ruled out, but the referee overruled the decision meaning Regent had broken the deadlock.
The hosts came out of the dressing room with real confidence and strutted their stuff in what was a very professional second half performance.
Brightlingsea put a second past the Lowestoft keeper after an hour, Jack Bruce placing his free-kick low into the far bottom corner.
Dan Rowe made it three with a header over the keeper after some good wide play and a delivery to match. The fourth was scored by forward Dylan Wylie, who added another goal to his tally this season and helped propel Brightlingsea further up the Division A table.
Concord Rangers have hit a real slump in league form since their opening day 4-0 win and now find themselves exactly in mid-table, but only three points off the bottom.
Since that win they have lost to Aveley and now lost to title chasers Maldon & Tiptree 3-0. They did win in the cup, but it was against Barking, a team they would be expected to beat.
Even with the extended break of playing 5 days earlier in the cup, it wasn't enough to cause a problem against what is a very strong Maldon team, who are the only team who have played all three games to have a 100% record.
Aveley had yet another week without football after their game against Barking was postponed a week after the round of cup games which they weren't involved in after being given a bye into the next round.
It would have been the perfect opportunity to carry on their winning run in the league against a Barking side who have lost all three games in all competitions this season, conceding 12 goals in the process.