Tommy Dixon-Hodge made his debut for the Jammers, with Wayne Brown making three changes from last weeks draw against Dereham. Martyn Stokes and Phil Brown-Bampoe returning from the start.
After a positive start to the game, the Jammers found themselves behind in 17th minute courtesy of a penalty, following a foul from Martyn Stokes. Dixon-Hodge got a hand to the spot kick, but was unable to stop Jake Gordon's effort from hitting the back of the net. With the momentum on their side, the visitors continued to come forward and in the 19th minute, they had a second. A cross from the right found Martin Tuohy in the box who headed beyond a helpless Dixon-Hodge.
As the Jammers huffed and puffed, they continually tried to find a way back in to the match and in the 37th minute, they did just that. A cross from the right from Aaron Williams-Bushell found Scott Kemp inside the six yard area who headed home. A goal on the stroke of half-time, was just what was required.
HALF TIME: Maldon & Tiptree 1 - 2 Great Wakering Rovers
With the words of manager Brown ringing in their ears, Maldon started the second half on the front foot and had an early appeal for a penalty waved after away, with the Referee disagreeing that Bradley McClenaghan was fouled in the box. The Jammers continued to drive forward, but were struggling to test Brown in the visiting goal and in truth, were limited to efforts from range.
Martyn Stokes had a powerful effort cleared off the line, but the Wakering defence was standing tall against the home attack. As the match drifted towards the final whistle, Maldon were reduced to ten men as Charlee Hughes was shown a second yellow card and sent off, for a late challenge on the half way line.
FULL TIME: Maldon & Tiptree 1 - 2 Great Wakering Rovers