GRAYS Athletic claimed a derby day victory over Tilbury at Parkside.

Jamie Stuart’s side are now just two points outside of the Isthmian North play-off places, while Aveley remain in the top four after beating Bury Town despite finishing the encounter with nine men.

East Thurrock United fought back for a share of the spoils in their National League South clash with Truro City.

Grays Athletic 3-2 Tilbury

Grays Athletic were able to pick up all three points as they got the better of Tilbury in an entertaining local derby.

Both sides put through their own net, but Aron Gordon’s 85th minute goal proved to be the difference between the two teams.

The hosts raced into an eighth minute lead thanks to Lewis Jaggs’ own goal.

But Grays were made to wait until the 57th minute to double their advantage as Kieran Bishop, in his first Isthmian North appearance since rejoining the club from Coggeshall Town, hit the back of the net.

However, Tilbury halved the deficit five minutes later as Ryan Mahal put through his own net.

Gordon restored Grays’ two-goal cushion with five minutes to play at Parkside.

Although Lewis Smith netted two minutes later from the penalty spot, it was not enough for the Dockers.

Bury Town 1-2 Aveley

Andy Freeman and Tom Richardson were on target as Aveley saw off Bury Town despite finishing the Isthmian North fixture with nine men.

James Webster’s side thought they had taken the lead midway through the first half, when Alex Akrofi slid home, but the linesman’s flag was up for offside.

Jason Raad and Richardson were both thwarted by Bury goalkeeper George Bugg as the first 45 minutes came to a close.

Raad then curled his free-kick an inch wide of the target soon after the interval, but the Millers were to break the deadlock after 65 minutes as Freeman powered home.

And Aveley were on target again just five minutes later as Sam Cross’ free-kick struck the wall and Richardson was on hand to tap home.

The Millers halved the deficit seven minutes from time as Jake Chambers-Shaw’s volley found the bottom corner.

Akrofi was given his marching orders and James Love was shown a second yellow card in stoppage time, but Aveley were able to hold on.

East Thurrock United 2-2 Truro City

East Thurrock United fought back twice to grab a share of the spoils against fellow National League South strugglers Truro City.

Freddy Moncur and Sam Higgins got their names on the scoresheet as Rocks drew 2-2 at Rookery Hill.

Tyler Harvey broke the deadlock for the visitors two minutes before the break, but substitute Moncur levelled matters just five minutes after the resumption.

However, Truro restored their lead with 69 minutes on the clock as Dan Rooney found a way past East Thurrock goalkeeper Jack Giddens.

But Rocks were not to be denied a point as Higgins found the back of the net eight minutes from time.