A STUNNING late turnaround handed East Thurrock United all three points against Hungerford Town.

It had looked like Danilo Orsi-Dadomo had returned to haunt his former team with his goal the difference heading into injury-time.

The striker left the club last month but netted once again for Hungerford, who won 1-0 at the home of the Rocks on the final day of last season in the National League South.

But goals from Roman Michael-Percil and Steve Sheehan in stoppage time turned the game on its head.

There was little in the first half with Orsi-Dadomo looking lively for Hungerford.

The former Rocks man was well halted by Jack Giddens although the home team were also threatening.

Midway through the half, a Sam Higgins free-kick was deflected and Jacob Weaver had to be alert to tip the ball to safety.

The Crusaders were looking the most likely from open play and Ritchie Whittinham forced Giddens into a impressive save.

But Orsi-Dadomo was to make his mark five minutes before half-time. Matt Jones fed the ball into the striker and he made no mistake.

In the second period Marcus Johnson-Schuster shot wide of the post as Hungerford looked to build on their advantage.

Charlie Ten-Grotenhuis was needlessly sent off for a second yellow card late on for blocking a free-kick and Rocks were to capitalise when Michael-Percil scored in the final moments.

But there was still time for further drama as Sheehan pounced to win the game for the home team.

Coggeshall Town 3-3 Canvey Island

Canvey Island played out a hugely entertaining 3-3 draw at Coggeshall Town.

The Gulls went ahead with the game’s first real chance. A calamity at the back saw Tyler Brampton head over his goalkeeper James Bransgrove and Frankie Merrifield raced through to tap into an empty goal.

Martin Tuohy was denied by Bransgrove as Canvey continued to apply pressure.

The away side were well on top against their fellow Essex opponents and James White was the next to be thwarted by Bransgrove.

And the Gulls were rewarded as the half neared its end. The returning Jack Simmons was fouled and Martin Tuohy sent a terrific curling free-kick inside the near post from 20 yards.

Coggeshall came close to halving the deficit before the interval but Jamie Shaw’s shot struck the post before falling to safety.

But the hosts were to finish the half with a flourish. Sam Bantick appeared to push Jake Jolliffe into Harry Palmer but the referee waved play on and Bantick tapped into an empty goal.

Tuohy missed an excellent chance to restore the two goal advantage when he was put in the clear but Bransgrove came out on top on this occasion.

Yet Canvey were to ship a second goal and what a strike it was. Nnamdi Nwachuku scored superbly from 20 yards only for a better goal to arrive 60 seconds later.

Sam Collins sent a stunning long range effort from 30 yards into the top corner to restore Canvey’s lead.

But that was not to be the end of the scoring. Bantick added his second of the game with 10 minutes remaining on the clock and that was how it ended.

Bowers & Pitsea 0-0 Maldon & Tiptree

Bowers & Pitsea drew 0-0 against Maldon & Tiptree in a match that saw three red cards.

Bowers were put under pressure in the first 10 minutes and Andy Wilton needed to be at his best to keep the score goalless.

From a Bowers corner Maldon quickly broke and the ball was crossed for Shane Cojocarel but his header was superbly tipped to one side.

Up the other end Max Cornhill sent a bullet header wide as the game continued to flow.

A Quentin Monville cross was tipped onto the frame of the goal by goalkeeper Ben McNamara.

The second half was a similarly close affair with both teams impressing defensively.

But with 15 minutes remaining Bowers were dealt a blow when Richard Halle was sent off although it was 10-men apiece seconds later as Matt Briggs was given his marching orders for a late tackle.

Ben Sartain was also dismissed but there was to be no breakthrough.

Great Wakering Rovers 2-1 Witham Town

Great Wakering Rovers defeated Witham Town 2-1 to return to winning ways in the Isthmian North.

Rovers were determined to get off to a good start against a Witham side in the relegation positions and low on confidence.

And it took just five minutes for the first goal to arrive. Billy Johnson scored with aplomb to put the home team in front.

And it was to get better for Wakering before half-time. Marcus Bowers scored his first goal since signing for the club to double Wakering’s advantage.

Sam Ashford pulled a goal back in the final stages but it was to remain 2-1 come full-time.