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  • FULL TIME: East Thurrock United 2-0 Canvey Island
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Attendance today was 275


Full time: East Thurrock 2-0 Canvey. Big win for Rocks as they look to beat the RPL drop


Late sub for Rocks as Higgins is replaced by Anderson. The goalscorer is clapped off


Carter swings corner into Rocks box from right, but Higgins is there to nod clear


Lovely run by Higgins after through ball followed by a cross from him, but defender beats Bryant to ball. Would have been 3-0 if he had got there


Parmenter sweetly hits a shot but it goes straight to Guzman


Parmenter sweetly hits a shot but it goes straight to Guzman


Free kick to rocks just outside GUlls box. Smiths takes and ball eventually rolls out to Symons who shot is pushed onto bar by Guzman. Well hit strike


About eight minutes to go here and East Thurrock looked to be cruising it here


Smith having to get treatment again on his leg. Might to be subbed in a bit


Free kick to Canvey about 40 yards out. Dumas takes. Sands cannot get head onto it though


Higgins thinks he's beaten offside trap and has chance on goal, only to see linesman's flag go up late


Gulls replace Chatting with Jack Edwards making his debut while on loan from Southend United


Sammons cross finds Higgins who heads over. Offside flag is up though


Bit of a delay to the game as Guzman is changing his gloves


Canvey bring on Calum Webb for Strickland


Corner to Rocks. Parmenter sends i. Guzman punch is weak but ball is cleared


Superb cross by Sammons just evades the head of Higgins, looking for his hat-trick still


Appears Smith will play on though for the timebeing


Lewis Smith down clutching leg. Looks in agony


Sellears sends free kick into box. Humphreys gets head on it but then B-Edwards is judged to foul Hughes and free kick goes East Thurrock's way


Chatting cross finds Sands whose volley goes wide, but ref blows up for earlier infringement so free kick to Canvey on left.


Nice passing move by Canvey sees Dumas get a cross in from left wing, but Sheehan is on hand to clear


First proper chance of half goes to Rocks. Witherspoon's cross into box finds Higgins but his header is saved well by Guzman


Lovely passing move by Rocks. Started by a punt by Nicky Symons which found Smith on right wing. About a dozen passes before Bryant ran into box, but ball got cleared. Looked good though


Parmenter booked for high foot into Hallett's chest. COuld have been red


Gulls already looking better on ball in second half, although only in early stages. Substitution has pushed Sellears back into right back


Free kick to Gulls. Whipped into box but cleared by Peddie


Canvey have made one change at half time. Alaile off for Hawes


We are under way with the second half of East Thurrock v Canvey


Sides coming out for second half


Other half times from south Essex teams:

Gosport 1-0 Concord

London APSA 0-1 Hullbridge Sports

Tower Hamlets 2-0 Great Wakering

Southend Manor 0-1 Bowers & Pitsea


Win today for East THurrock is a must really. Losses in midweek to Wealdstone and Harrow Borough have dented their relegation battle


Some ex-East Thurrock players being introduced during half time. Some played in the club's first ever game


Poor half from Gulls. No possession and giving away any chances they have whenever they get near Rocks' penalty area. Very little to pick from their highlights. East Thurrock on other hand have looked decent and are causing problems down the wings.


Half time: East Thurrock 2-0 Canvey


Canvey fail to clear free kick but defence stands firm and block every pass and cross


Yellow to David Bryant for dissent


Free kick to Rocks after Strickland lunges in on Stephen on left wing deep in Canvey half. Parmenter sends teasing cross into box but Guzman takes 


Slip by B-Edwards puts Witherspoon in, but he cannot produce a pass to create chance


Free kick to GUlls. Sellears takes. Hughes grabs onto ball though with salmon-like leap


Canvey still don't look to have settled. Every time they get near final third they give the ball away to easily


Free kick to ROcks thumped into box by Sheehan, formerly of Canvey. Higgins does a neat turn and tries to pass to Bryant, but GUlls defence clears ball


Jay Curran is currently serving a two match ban due to having ten yellow cards to his name. Looks like Canvey are missing him big time. Play down the right breaking down too often


Hallett takes a slip after trying to fire in a long range shot, meaning the ball scuffs up in the air


Sands hits shot on target for Canvey but Rocks keeper Hughes saves easily


Great opportunity spurned by Rocks as Smith cuts into box from left but Bryant cannot connect with the pull back given to him. Was on a plate for hime


Problem for Canvey so far has been link up play between defence and midfield. Not working at all well at moment. Gulls boss Danny Heale was in stands near me earlier and was not a happy bunny


Corner to Canvey. Taken short. But cross is over hit and allows Rocks to counter, but nothing comes of it


Rocks score again. Higgins scores again. Beautifully hit shot on edge of box.

After 19 minutes it is East Thurrock 2-0 Canvey


Smith loops ball over top of defence to Higgins, but his shot goes tamely into side netting


That was only second chance ROcks have had in this game after Smith's blocked shot. Canvey have struggled early on keeping the ball


Higgins makes not mistake from penalty spot. Straight down middle. After 13 minutes it is 1-0 to East Thurrock


PENALTY TO ROCKS! Higgins brought down by Strickland


Free kick on right wing just outside Canvey box finds East Thurrock's Lewis Smith completely free on left hand side, but his effort is blocked by Bryan-Edwards


Smith puts ball into box to Higgins, but he leaves it not realising anyone is behind him


Smith puts ball into box to Higgins, but he leaves it not realising anyone is behind him


Smith puts ball into box to Higgins, but he leaves it not realising anyone is behind him


The hosts appear to have set up 4-4-2 while Canvey have gone for a 4-3-3 formation


The hosts appear to have set up 4-4-2 while Canvey have gone for a 4-3-3 formation


Chatting does well with a little flick to put Hallett in again but once again linesman's flag is up


Canvey are wearing their green away kit today. Just in case anyone wants to know


Nice ball through by Strickland puts Hallett in who hits shot into net, but offside flag is raised


Sorry having technical issues here at Rookery Hill. Game has kicked off and about two minutes in. Canvey have had most possession so far


No start for Jack Edwards signed on loan by Canvey from SOuthend United for rest of season. Tom Strickland makes his first start in the starting 11 though, having previously appeared as a sub for the Gulls.


Canvey line up: Guzman, Alaile, Dumas, Carter, Bryan-Edwards, Humphrey (c), Strickland, Sellears, Hallett, Sands, Chatting.

Subs: Webb, Bartley, Hawes, Edwards, Heath.


East Thurrock line up: Hughes, Sammons, Stephen, Peddie, Sheehan (c), Parmenter, Witherspoon, Symons, Higgins, Bryant, Smith.

Subs: Lechmere, Richmond, Paxman, Anderson, Willis


Bit of a delay in announcing teams here. Will post them when I have the teamsheet


Hello and welcome to Rookery Hill where I will be providing updates from the south Essex derby clash between East Thurrock United and Canvey Island.Teams to come


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