TILBURY claimed local bragging rights as they claimed a comfortable win over Aveley.

Grays Athletic, meanwhile, grabbed a late point when they welcomed Basildon United to Parkside.

Tilbury 3-0 Aveley

Tilbury’s resurgence under the guidance of Marc Harrison continued as Aveley’s promotion hopes suffered a heavy blow at Chadfields.

The Dockers moved up to 12th place in the Isthmian North standings as goals from Oli Spooner, Lewis Smith and George Sykes allowed them to claim local bragging rights.

Aveley’s Andy Freeman waltzed his way past a couple of Tilbury players before finding Shad Ngandu, whose effort took a nick off a defender and went over the crossbar.

The hosts took the lead on the half hour mark as Spooner’s shot, from a narrow angle, found the back of the net.

Abdus Salami cleared a Millers corner before Sykes fired wide for Tilbury.

Aveley were reduced to 10 men after 65 minutes when Southend United loanee Dan Humphreys was shown a straight red card for violent conduct.

Tilbury gave themselves a two-goal cushion with 15 minutes remaining as Smith tapped into the net after visiting goalkeeper David Hughes failed to deal with a cross.

Sykes completed the scoring late on to make it a memorable day for Harrison’s men.

Grays Athletic 2-2 Basildon United

Basildon United were denied a first win in 12 matches as Grays Athletic hit a late leveller at Parkside.

The Bees took the lead twice, with Luke Stanley and Callum Taylor both on target.

But a Ryan Reed own goal, along with a late equaliser from Aron Gordon, allowed Jamie Stuart’s hosts to steal a share of the spoils.

It looked as though the first half was going to end goalless, but Stanley broke the deadlock three minutes before the break to send Lee Connor’s side in ahead at the interval.

However, Reed put through his own goal soon after the hour mark to allow Grays to draw level.

The Bees were handed the opportunity to move back in front with just nine minutes remaining as the referee pointed to the penalty spot.

Taylor dispatched the spot-kick and Basildon looked to see out the closing stages.

But Gordon’s low drive, through a crowded penalty area, allowed the hosts to seal a point.