AVELEY booked their place in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy by sweeping Dunstable Town aside.

Although the Millers enjoyed success, East Thurrock United were defeated in the National League South, while Tilbury and Grays Athletic lost in the Isthmian North.

Aveley 1-0 Dunstable Town

Aveley booked their place in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy as they saw off Dunstable Town.

Tom Richardson scored what proved to be the only goal of the game as James Webster’s side emerged victorious at Parkside.

The first meaningful attempt of the afternoon came off the boot of George Doyle, who fired over from 25 yards.

But the Millers broke the deadlock on 36 minutes. A fine run forward by Andy Freeman saw the creative midfielder find Richardson, who found a bit of space and fired into the bottom corner.

Charlie Black, an outfield player, took over between the sticks for the second half and made a fine save to tip a Freeman effort over the crossbar.

Dunstable finished the match with 10 men as Joe Read picked up two yellow cards in quick succession.

Richardson sent a strike inches wide in the dying moments, but one goal proved to be enough for the hosts to progress.

Chippenham Town 2-0 East Thurrock United

East Thurrock United were condemned to a defeat at Chippenham Town.

Jack Compton shot wide for the hosts before Nick McCootee’s drive crashed off the crossbar via the fingertips of Jack Giddens.

Rocks struggled to create chances and John Coventry’s side were fortunate to go in level at the break.

However, Chippenham did make the breakthrough nine minutes after the break as McCootee sent an angled drive home following a sustained spell of pressure from the home side.

Roman Michael-Percil sent an effort over the crossbar as Rocks were only able to register one shot on target during the clash.

McCootee doubled his tally when he picked his spot following a quick throw-in.

Jonathan Nzengo, who recently signed from Isthmian North side Romford, saw his shot blocked and Kernell Chambers fired wide from a good position for the hosts late on.

But Chippenham had done enough to claim all three points and keep a clean sheet.

Bury Town 3-0 Tilbury

Tilbury suffered a heavy defeat on the road as Bury Town made it back-to-back 3-0 wins in front of their home fans.

The Dockers were reduced to 10 men with just 26 minutes on the clock as Simon Peddie was shown a straight red card.

After the two sides went in at the halfway point goalless, Jake Chambers-Shaw scored his first Bury goal since joining from Mildenhall Town in the summer just two minutes after the restart.

Ryan Jolland doubled the home side’s advantage just before the hour mark, while Ollie Hughes put the game beyond Tilbury on 65 minutes.

Ryan Horne was sent off one minute before time as both sides ended the match with 10 men.

Coggeshall Town 4-0 Grays Athletic

Coggeshall Town condemned Grays Athletic to a convincing loss as the home side continued their fine run of form.

The opener was netted with 24 minutes on the clock, with Sam Bantick slamming home after Michael Finneran failed to head away the danger.

Coggeshall were made to wait until the second half for further goals.

Former Thurrock striker Ross Wall grabbed the home side’s second goal of the afternoon by heading home a deep cross.

Jamie Shaw added his name to the scoresheet on 70 minutes as Grays goalkeeper Lloyd Anderson was unable to claw away a corner.

Connor Hubble rounded off the scoring by firing home from the penalty spot one minute before time.