CHESHUNT FEELING THE HEAT
CHESHUNT are within just two points of relegation danger after a 4-1 hammering at Aveley.
Romford’s 2-1 win over Barking means the pressure is on for the side second bottom, far from helped when Tom Richardson opened the scoring just four minutes in for the home side.
And with just seven minutes played the lead was doubled for Aveley when Connor Witherspoon fired in, while debutant Richardson had his second by the break.
No team is on better form over the past six games than Aveley and it was easy to see why, going 4-0 up when Lewis Gard tucked the ball away.
Cheshunt did net a consolation through Sam Alderson with half-anhour to play but they’ll need to address their form and fast if they are to escape relegation danger.
Ware are also far from out of the woods after they fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Haringey Borough, who themselves moved into the play-off places.
Coby Rowe got the first goal for the hosts, though it took a long time coming with 34 minutes played.
And the game was effectively sealed on the hour when Anthony McDonald found the net with ease as Ware slipped to an 18th defeat of the season.
Meanwhile, Tony Stokes’ 80th-minute equaliser earned Brentwood a 1-1 draw that their second-half performance deserved.
Rhys Logan had a goal ruled out for offside before he put Dereham ahead in the 23rd minute, converting a Daniel Beaumont cross.
Luke Foster had the Blues’ best chance of the first half and visiting keeper Elliott Pride denied him with a fine double save eight minutes into the second half.
A minute later Jack Gardner hit the underside of the Dereham crossbar and it was Gardner whose early pass put Stokes clear for a fine finish.
In a frantic three minutes of stoppage time, Brentwood could easily have grabbed a winner but Brenden Cavalier headed their best chance wide of the post. Another draw for Bury
Town has seen their playoff hopes continue to slip away, missing too many chances in their 0-0 draw with Waltham Abbey.
Bury went close on a few occasions during the first half but the best chance fell to Waltham on 33 minutes. A quick attack saw Bury keeper Luis Tibbles rush out to clear the ball and Ayrton Coley beat the stranded keeper but put his shot against the far post.
Bury’s best chance came with literally the last kick of the game when Oliver Dunlop cracked his shot off the bar in the 94th minute.
Just a seventh draw of the season came Soham Town Rangers’
way as they held Grays Athletic to a stalemate. In truth both teams would have been reasonably content with the 0-0 draw, with chances at a premium, though any late Grays push for the play-off places look to be falling by the wayside.
The same can also be said for Witham Town and Heybridge Swifts, locked into the obscurity of mid-table after their 1-1 Friday night draw.
Harrison Chatting fired into the roof of the net to open the scoring for the visitors in a boisterous atmosphere, which saw visiting manager Jody Brown sent off.
But the hosts snatched an equaliser in the game’s dying embers when Correy Davidson popped up in dramatic circumstances.
One game fell to the weather as Norwich
United v Hertford Town was postponed.
FIRING: Connor Witherspoon