AVELEY recorded a thrilling 4-3 win over Isthmian North strugglers Felixstowe & Walton United.

A George Sykes effort and Stuart Ainsley own goal turned the clash on its head after Oliver Canfer had handed Felixstowe a surprise lead at Parkside.

George Clarke then levelled matters before Sykes completed his brace.

Alex Akrofi scored what proved to be the winner as the Millers endured a nervy final moments thanks to Clarke doubling his tally for the night.

The visitors got off to a dream start as, within three minutes, they broke the deadlock through Canfer.

Aveley responded with Shad Ngandu forcing Felixstowe goalkeeper Jack Spurling into action.

Spurling then kept Tom Richardson at bay before Sykes restored parity soon after the half-hour mark.

Sykes reacted quickest after a dangerous cross was delivered into the penalty area and the striker smashed home.

Canfer thought he had restored Felixstowe’s slender advantage, but he was frustrated by an offside call.

And the decision was particularly galling for the away side when, four minutes before the interval, Ainsley turned an Akrofi attempt into the back of his own net.

Richardson went close on two occasions soon after the break, with the frontman being denied by an impressive block and heading inches wide.

Clarke equalised for Felixstowe with 10 minutes remaining by converting from close range.

However, Keith Rowland’s Millers went back in front inside 60 seconds thanks to Sykes slamming home after Akrofi had been denied by Spurling.

Akrofi got his deserved goal soon after by finding the bottom corner of the net.

Although Clarke reduced Felixstowe’s deficit in the dying moments, Aveley claimed all three points.