GRAYS Athletic and Tilbury were able to claim valuable home wins in the Isthmian North.

Grays secured a 2-1 victory over Norwich United despite playing close to an hour with 10 men.

Jamie Stuart's men had already faced the Norfolk side at Parkside this term - as they knocked the visitors out of the FA Trophy.

But they were reduced to 10 men after 35 minutes as central defender Jack Fowler was shown a straight red card.

And matters got worse for Grays as Adam Hipperson fired Norwich in front just a minute later.

A defensive re-shuffle following the sending off saw the returning Joe Bruce come on in place of Barry Cogan, while 16-year-old Kai Brown entered the action following the break in place of the experienced Glenn Poole.

And Grays were to draw level just four minutes after half-time as Kieran Bishop found the back of the net from the penalty spot.

Joao Carlos, who came on for Jamie Slabber 20 minutes after the interval, scored a 75th minute winner to allow Grays to move up to 10th in the Isthmian North standings.

Tilbury were also victorious as they resisted a late fightback from Potters Bar Town to notch a 3-2 win at Chadfields.

Toby Aromolaran gave the Dockers a third minute opener, before he completed his brace 11 minutes later.

Having raced into a two-goal lead, Joe Keith's side were in control and it got better for the home side as Emiel Aiken found the back of the net to give Tilbury a three-goal advantage.

However, Chris Doyle gave Potters Bar hope as he was on target 10 minutes after half-time.

And Lee O'Leary reduced the deficit further as he directed the ball beyond Dockers goalkeeper Clarke Bogard in the 90th minute, but the goal proved to be too late for Potters Bar to salvage anything from the game.

Aveley's fixture at Ware was postponed due to a frozen pitch.

The Millers' Isthmian North meeting with Ware, who appointed Craig Edwards as manager on Thursday, will be rearranged.