GRAYS Athletic and Tilbury notched Isthmian North victories, while Aveley salvaged a late draw and Thurrock fell to a narrow defeat.

Grays claimed a comfortable 4-1 win over Witham Town thanks to an impressive first half display.

Jamie Stuart’s side were three goals to the good by half-time at Parkside.

Grays took the lead on 34 minutes when Tommy Wade followed up his debut goal against Maldon & Tiptree last time out by finding a way past visiting goalkeeper Bobby Mason.

And Wade notched his third goal in two appearances three minutes later, before Kieran Bishop made it 3-0 before half-time to put Grays firmly in the driving seat.

Bishop completed his brace 10 minutes from time and while Aidara Moulaye scored in the dying moments, it proved to only be a consolation goal for Witham.

Meanwhile, Tilbury registered their 12th win of the season by securing a 2-0 victory over Soham Town Rangers.

And both goals came at the end of each half.

Kurt Smith gave the hosts the advantage on the stroke of half-time at Chadfields.

And the Dockers ensured they would secure all three points as Jack Carlile converted a 90th minute penalty.

A last minute own goal allowed Aveley to snatch a point at Isthmian North play-off chasers Dereham Town.

James Webster’s charges fell behind inside seven minutes as Rhys Logan found the bottom corner of the net.

But the Millers deservedly levelled on the half hour mark as Alex Stephenson powered home a Lewis Gard cross.

Gard and Chris Bourne were both denied on the goal line before the break, but Dereham regained the lead on 57 minutes after Sam Borrer headed home a free-kick which had been conceded due to a Rhys Madden handball.

However, Aveley were not to be denied and snatched a 98th minute equaliser thanks to Ollie Ebbage putting through his own net.

Elsewhere, Thurrock suffered a 1-0 defeat to Hendon.

Ashley Nathaniel-George scored the only goal of the Isthmian Premier League encounter, as he found a way past Fleet goalkeeper Ben McNamara seven minutes into the second half.

The Ship Lane reverse leaves Mark Stimson’s side 15th in the standings.