Total Attendance- 1,533
AFC Hornchurch 1-1 Thamesmead
Both these sides were tipped to do well at the start of the season and they played out a 1-1 draw, which keeps Thamesmead top of the league with ten points and the Urchins in 10th only three points off the league leaders.
The hosts took the lead after handball was given inside the box, David Knights stepped up and made it 1-0 Hornchurch. Mead came straight back a cross was swung in and put into his own net by Elliott Styles. In the second half the visitors were put down to ten men after a horrific challenge by Jack Barry on Ricardo Joseph. Hornchurch pressured near the end but Mead held on to go top of the league.
AFC Sudbury 2-6 Cray Wanderers
Cray claim back to back wins against teams who finished in the play offs last season after first beating Harlow Town and now this emphatic result.
The Wands were 3-0 up in the first half after goals from Leigh Bremner, Karl Dent and the superb Andre McColin. Just after the break Grant Basey made it 4-0 for Cray. There was a slight comeback as Sudbury got back into the game making it 4-2, Luke Callander scoring two goals in three minutes. Andre McColin made sure of the win as he scored his second of the game to make it 5-2, and with two minutes to go Leigh Bremner made it 6-2, and guaranteed Cray Wanderers a resounding victory to go second in the league.
Bury Town 4-4 Witham Town
The Blues remain unbeaten with two wins and two draws from their opening four matches, whereas for Kimble's Witham they find themselves in 21st position after a slow start with 2 points from their four games. Really Witham will be kicking themselves after not being able to see this game home.
Bury led 2-0 in 15 minutes, with goals from Garrett and Barber. The next four goals in the match were all scored by Witham going into the last five minutes they led 4-2. The hosts pulled one goal back from David Lampshire, and with time ticking down in the 4th minute of added on time Craig Nurse scored to cancel out Witham's comeback and give the share of the spoils to both sides.
Great Wakering Rovers 3-4 Wroxham
Rovers great start to the season came to an abrupt end today in a game that was quite literally a game of two halves. The Rovers took an early lead through Max Kent within a couple of minutes before an equaliser followed a few minutes later. A great run and far post header from Lewis Sparrow from a corner and a typical Jay Nash goal put the Greens 3-1 up at half time. In the second half Wroxham upped the tempo. Balls were constantly smashed through the middle of the park, bypassing the midfield and resulted in 3 goals for the visitors who ran out the winners.
Haringey Borough 0-2 Maldon & Tiptree
Haringey slow start as they get use to the Ryman North as they find themselves bottom of the league with just one point. The Jammers find themselves with 7 points from 4 matches in 9th place. Femi Akinwade opened the score 15 minutes into the match, the Jammers could've and probably should've scored a lot more but just couldn't find that buffer. The Jammers finally found the that second goal as Femi turned provider as he set up Darren McQueen who finished well for the three points.
Harlow Town 1-1 Romford
Romford almost had a fantastic victory after a poor start to the season. Jamie Dicks cross come shot hit the back post and went into the back of the net to stun the hosts two minutes before half time. The Hawks came out better in the second half and got their deserved equaliser after a superb cross from Melaugh landed on the head of Billy Jones who directed the ball into the back of the net.
Heybridge Swifts 0-2 Dereham Town
Heybridge and Dereham both have had poor starts to the season, before the match the Magpies had only one point. But thanks to this good victory away at Heybridge Swifts, Dereham leapfrogged their hosts and move up to 16th placed on four points. Both goals came near the end of the first half, Ryan Crisp scored in the 37th minute and on the stroke of half time, Dereham doubled their lead with Luke Tuttle.
Phoenix Sports 2-0 Soham Town Rangers
Phoenix Sports debut season in the Ryman North has got off to a fantastic start, 9 points from four games and also find themselves in 4th placed. For Soham however they find themselves in 20th place with only three points from four matches.
George King whipped in a lovely deep corner for Hill to nod past Reynolds to give Phoenix a much deserved 1-0 lead.The home side continued to dominate but it took them until 4 minutes before the break to double their lead.After some good work from the lively Lamar Hurley he played a lovely through ball to striker McKenzie who held his run well and latched on to the pass,continued in to the box and calmly slotted the ball past the oncoming Reynolds to continue his good run of form in front of goal. The score line could and should of looked better for the home side but they went in to the break comfortably 2-0 up.
Redbridge 1-4 Aveley
Redbridge unbeaten start to the season comes to an abrupt end as the millers eventually win, but it could've been a completely different game if Redbridge strikers both took their chances. Millers took the lead as Liam Nash volleyed into top corner after cross from Elbi. The second came as Abs Seymour played through Peagram, who chipped Avery to perfection. The Millers got their third after Elbi again set someone else up, this time as Preston was on hand to tap in. Redbridge got their goal as Carolan curled home from the edge of the area. A minute later the Millers went up the other end as Abs Seymour was bundled over for a penalty, Elbi stepped up and smashed it into the top corner.
Thurrock 1-0 Brightlingsea Regent
Fleet start has been poor and find themselves in midtable, but their win over Regent at the weekend has given them a more positive outlook from their four games, they have found it tough of their travels but have been very solid at home at Ship Lane. For Regent however, they sit in 15th place. They started last season much like they are now and came really strong and almost finished in the playoffs, the sooner they start their season they will be ready for the play off fight. The only goal came in the first half as left back Lewis Clark scored a few minutes from half time.
Tilbury 4-3 Cheshunt
The Dockers have had a fantastic start to the season after collecting their third win from four against a Cheshunt side who defeated Redbridge in the Ryman League cup midweek. Tilbury scored in the final minute to come from 3-1 down to take the points in a thriller at Chadfields. At half time it was 3-2 to the visitors but the dockers battled against a very good Cheshunt side and got their equaliser from Jimmy Cook who smashed the ball home after a nice pass by Kurt Smith. A minute from time the Dockers won all three points as a dangerous free kick, taken by Conor Mead came off Luke Illsley and found its way into the back of the net.
Waltham Abbey 3-3 Barkingside
Both these sides had been tipped to finish near or around the relegation places but played out a superb 3-3 draw, in which Waltham Abbey led the game twice.
Barkingside's opener from the spot was cancelled out by Piers Wilson for the Abbey, and two minutes after half time the hosts were in front for the first time in the match, Ryan Flack with the goal. With 15 minutes left Barkingside were level Ex-Millers Junior Ogedji Uzokwe with his second of the match seemed to share the spoils. However only five minutes later Abbey went in front again, Ben Hunt with the assured finish. But there was to be another twist left in the tale, with time ticking away Barkingside equalised Tunde Adewunni was running on the spot to put away the goal that gave 'Side their first point of the season.