EAST Thurrock United and Aveley were involved in impressive weekend triumphs, while Tilbury were pegged back and made to settle for a share of the spoils in their encounter with Hullbridge Sports.

Rocks registered a late 2-1 Isthmian Premier League win over Brightlingsea Regent.

Frankie Merrifield gave East Thurrock a 36th minute lead from the penalty spot.

And it looked as though John Coventry’s side were going to be denied all three points when Jake Turner netted with 10 minutes remaining.

However, Merrifield completed his brace in injury time to ensure Rocks would move up to fourth place in the standings.

Meanwhile, Tilbury were involved in an entertaining 3-3 draw with Hullbridge Sports.

Sports took a 22nd minute lead in the Isthmian North encounter as Adebola Sotoyinbo converted a penalty after Matt Baxter had been brought down.

But Tilbury levelled 10 minutes later as Brian Moses headed home from close range.

The Dockers were on the front foot four minutes after the break due to a George Whitby own goal.

Tilbury put daylight between the two sides as Moses completed his brace soon after.

But Hullbridge refused to go down without a fight and halved the deficit as Yemi Adelani added his name to the scoresheet with just under 20 minutes still to play.

And Sports stole a share of the spoils as Joe Wright headed home.

Aveley overcame a two-goal deficit as they recorded a 3-2 victory over Histon.

A Danny Gould opener was followed up by a Jason Raad own goal as Histon surged ahead inside the opening half hour at Parkside.

But Harry Gibbs pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time to give the Millers hope of staging an impressive comeback.

Reggie Hubbard got Aveley back on level terms six minutes after the interval.

And Hubbard grabbed what proved to be the winner as he completed his brace on 63 minutes.