AVELEY came from behind to claim a 3-1 win over Grays Athletic and claim local bragging rights in the first Parkside derby of the season.

Dennis Oli gave Grays the lead, but goals from Shad Ngandu, Andy Freeman and Alex Teniola ensured the Millers would clinch all three points.

The result allowed James Webster's Aveley to bounce back from their FA Cup exit at the hands of Potters Bar Town 48 hours earlier and move up to second place in the Isthmian North standings.

Millers frontman Tom Richardson struck the crossbar in the opening five minutes, while Usman Adeniji dragged his shot wide as Grays hit back.

Grays goalkeeper Lloyd Anderson kept out a Freeman free-kick as the contest approached the half hour mark, but both sides were to go in at the break goalless.

However, Grays broke the deadlock eight minutes after the interval as Oli sprung the offside trap and slotted beyond home goalkeeper David Hughes.

Aveley thought they had levelled matters as Alex Akrofi found the back of the net on the hour mark, but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Although the Millers were becoming frustrated, they managed to turn the game on its head with two goals in the space of two minutes.

Ngandu levelled matters with a fine curling effort on 70 minutes, while summer signing Freeman swept the ball past Anderson to give the home side the lead.

And the three points were sealed as the match ticked into the 90th minute. Just a minute after coming off the bench, Teniola completed the scoring.