TILBURY scored a last-minute winner to beat Romford 2-1 and end a three-match losing streak and keep alive their hopes of a top half finish.

Michael Salako netted in the 89th minute, after Romford had equalised following Emiel Aiken’s early opening goal. Tilbury also missed two penalties.

Only six minutes were on the clock when Kurt Smith’s left wing cross was met by Aiken and he headed beyond the dive of Callum Chafer.

The excellent Smith was inches away from getting onto the end of an Aiken cross shortly afterwards, while the former’s dinked effort was narrowly over the bar as the half came to a close.

The Dockers had a golden chance to extend their lead when they were awarded a somewhat fortuitous penalty 10 minutes into the second-half.

Aiken was bundled over and up stepped Tony Martin but his kick was well saved.

And this seemed to inspire the away side as Chris Taylor came close before the leveller.

Then. home goalkeeper Clarke Bogard could only parry a fierce long range strike and Greg Akpele was on the spot to tuck home the loose ball.

Bogard made an inspired save to keep it at 1-1, only for Salako to slam home the winner - his first goal for the club.

Smith could have ended a fine display by scoring from the spot, but his kick was also saved by Chafer.

Tilbury: Bogard, Mead, Uade, Waters, Pooley (Jaggs 85’), Norton, Aiken, Carlile, Knight (Salako 78’), Martin (Singh 76’), Smith