Tilbury 2

Romford 1

NON LEAGUE FOOTBALL: TILBURY got back to winning ways against on-form Romford. Romford – fresh from eight wins – struggled to deal with a Dockers side which had gained just one point from its last seven encounters.

But it was Paul Vaughan’s Dockers who came away with three points. They took the lead on ten minutes when Blackman got inside the box, found Danny Aldwinckle who rounded the keeper and scored.

Two minutes later Tom Wood saw his effort well saved as Tilbury dominated. Piers Wixon went close too and was denied by the bar.

Before the break Richardson headed just wide of Marrable’s goal before Aldwinckle had his low shot cleared off the line.

Only the brilliance of visiting keeper Omand denied the Dockers more goals in the first period as Milbourne and Wixon went close. As expected after the break Romford came at Tilbury and Richardson again went close.

Blackman’s direct corner caused concern seconds later but Tilbury went back in front in the 57th minutte as a back pass mix up left Aldwinckle an easy tap in. Wood was denied by Omand on the hour before Nick Reynolds almost equalised on 76 when he volleyed wide.

Then a cross from Richardson found its way into the net but was ruled out as the ball had gone out of play. Dockers boss Paul Vaughan praised an, “an allround good performance” from his team.

He said: “The boys came in early before the game and were up for it from word go. It was a good result for the club after a difficult couple of weeks of poor results.”