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National League Round-up: 2/3/4 September


By JOHN CHUBB

@JohnCphoenixfm

On Monday night honours were shared in the National League South local derby between Chelmsford City and Billericay Town which finished 1-1, in front of 1395 fans at the Melbourne Community Stadium.

Anthony Church headed the Clarets in front six minutes into the second half.

Harry Wheeler’s side then had Louis Ramsay dismissed for a second bookable offence before Moses Emmanuel equalised for them with 20 minutes remaining.

@beakster99’s full report on the match for Phoenix FM can be read here.

This weekend third placed Billericay host Bath City – who drew 1-1 at Chelmsford last Saturday – whilst Rod Stringer’s 12th placed outfit travel to Hemel Hempstead Town.

Another all-Essex affair took place in the NLS the following evening, as Concord Rangers took on Braintree Town at the Aspect Arena.

Jason Banton put the visitors in front eight minutes before half-time before Concord were reduced to ten men, as Jack Cawley was sent off in the 43rd minute for a reckless challenge on Braintree’s Tom Richardson.

But Decarrey Sherriff equalised for Danny Scopes’ men just before the hour mark, before Ade Cole put the Iron back in the lead on 69 minutes.

But with just three minutes to go Aron Pollock levelled again to make the final score 2-2.

The result left the Beach Boys in sixth place ahead of their trip to Hampton & Richmond on Saturday, and Braintree – who are at home to Dulwich Hamlet this weekend – in 11th spot.

On Wednesday night Dagenham & Redbridge made it five National League games unbeaten, as they hosted Bromley in front of the BT Sport cameras at the Chigwell Construction Stadium in front of a crowd of 1526.

The Daggers were ultimately disappointed though, as having led since Angelo Balanta headed them in front after only two minutes Reeco Hackett-Fairchild struck a last gasp equaliser in the 4th minute of injury time at the end of the game to make it 1-1.

But the point took Peter Taylor’s side back into the top half of the table in 12th place ahead of their Saturday trip to Maidenhead United.

 

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