EAST Thurrock United are into the last eight of the Essex Senior Cup, although Bowers & Pitsea’s journey in the competition came to an emphatic end.

Rocks got off to a flying start against Waltham Abbey of the Isthmian North, with Max Cornhill netting the opener after just four minutes.

The hosts were looking to continue their fine run of form and book a place in the quarter-finals of the competition, and they were given a further boost just before the half hour.

Calvin Ekpiteta scored the second, with Montel Agyemang grabbing a third with 30 minutes of the game remaining.

Michael Spencer scored a last minute consolation for Abbey as the tie ended 3-1.

Bowers & Pitsea’s were crushed 6-0 by holders Chelmsford City at The Len Salmon Stadium.

The first half was a tale of two penalties, both of which were converted by Chelmsford.

However, Bowers had the first opportunity of the night. Usman Adeniji headed off the bar after just two minutes only for Jamie Dicks to commit a foul in the penalty area up the other end five minutes later.

Kudus Oyenuga scored, before Bowers hit the frame of the goal again – John Easterford denied.

Oyenuga missed a golden chance to double his lead after dawdling in possession before he did net his second.

Lewis Clark handballed in the penalty area and the striker made no mistake.

And the Clarets ran away with it after the break. Matt Johnson, formerly of Billericay, scored twice in four minutes and Mark Haines got his name on the scoresheet with 15 minutes remaining.

Chris Dickson got the last goal of the game.