Sungate took a step closer to lifting the Division Two title after a Danny Downer goal was enough to win their encounter with Upminster. With promotion not yet assured they are now in a good position to achieve that and are moving towards ending the season as champions; however FC Hamlets do have games in hand and kept the pressure on by recording an emphatic 6-0 win at Lakeside. Braces from Charlie Heatley and Jagne Pa were added to by strikes from Ishmael Carter and Jamie Lottrie which move FC Hamlets up to second. Herongate Athletic’s promotion wagon was slightly damaged by one man on Saturday as Ben Foord scored all goals that won the game 5-1 for Benfleet. Glen Jordan scored the Herongate reply. The result keeps Benfleet involved in the promotion chase with Toby and Herongate, despite this defeat, also involved in promotion pack.
There was also a relegation six-pointer on Saturday which went the way of Ramsden Scotia who beat Rochford Town 1-0. Ryan James’s all-important goal sees Ramsden move out of the drop zone with Rochford taking their place. Jay Dale scores for Old Barkabbeyans but the bottom-placed club lose 2-1 at Ryan.