EAST Thurrock United returned to winning ways in the National League South, while Aveley secured their first Isthmian North victory since James Webster took over as boss by overcoming Tilbury in a local derby.

John Coventry's East Thurrock side went into the clash with Gloucester City without a league win since September 11.

But Rocks were able to claim a 3-0 victory over their counterparts at the FutureFuel Stadium.

Reece Harris broke the deadlock just before the hour mark, while Lee Burns added a second on 76 minutes.

And Sam Higgins completed the scoring two minutes later.

Meanwhile, Aveley travelled to Chadfields looking to pick up three points against local rivals Tilbury.

And a 2-0 win allowed the visitors to win their first league match since September 23.

The Millers had not won an Isthmian North encounter since Webster succeeded Terry Spillane in October.

Their solitary win since Webster made the transition from Brightlingsea Regent came against his former side in the Essex Senior Cup.

But Alex Teniola gave the Millers the lead after 27 minutes.

And Sewa Marah, who was making his Aveley debut after joining the club on loan from Southend United, doubled their advantage just four minutes after the break.

Callum Leahy, who recently joined the Millers from Bowers & Pitsea, was shown a straight red card in the dying moments.

Leahy was also sent off when he visited Chadfields with Bowers earlier this season, but the 10 men were able to keep a clean sheet and secure a valuable three points.

Elsewhere, Thurrock are still searching for their first away points of the season after falling to a 2-1 defeat at Tonbridge Angels.

Goals either side of half-time for the hosts resulted in Mark Stimson's Fleet returning to Essex with no points to show for their efforts.

Nathan Elder hit the crossbar early on for the home side, before the same man pounced late in the half to give Tonbridge the lead.

Tonbridge extended their advantage just six minutes after the interval as Jack Parter made some space from a throw-in and his low cross was turned home by Alex Akrofi.

Lewwis Spence climbed highest to meet a Timothy Ogunrinde cross and net a consolation for Thurrock after 90 minutes.

But Fleet were unable to find an equaliser in stoppage time and Akrofi's strike proved to be the difference between the two sides.