EAST Thurrock United moved to within a point of National League South safety after recording a 3-1 win over Truro City.

Although Truro’s Nick Grimes cancelled out Rickie Hayles’ early opener, Rocks collected all three points as Ben Marlow and Amos Nasha struck after the break.

And East Thurrock boss John Coventry was overjoyed after following up last weekend’s win over Billericay Town with another victory.

“It’s the first time this season that we have claimed back-to-back wins,” said Coventry.

“We put in a brilliant performance and that is three games on the spin where the opposition manager has said they were beaten up by us.

“That shows how much we are fighting to get out of the situation we find ourselves in.

“We scored early in the second half and it didn’t ever look like they would get back into the game.

“But we need to be more clinical and take care with our passes in the final third because we could have scored six.”

Rocks got off to a dream start when, with just three minutes on the clock, Hayles headed the visitors in front.

But Truro hit back through Grimes just a minute later.

However, Marlow restored East Thurrock’s lead just 25 seconds after the interval.

Nasha connected with captain Sam Higgins’ cross to grab his first Rocks goal and complete the scoring.