CONCORD Rangers and East Thurrock United recorded impressive 3-1 home victories over Hemel Hempstead Town and Wingate & Finchley respectively.

But it was not such a good day for Canvey Island, Basildon United, Great Wakering Rovers and Hullbridge Sports, who were all condemned to Isthmian North defeats.

Danny Scopes’ Concord sealed a 3-1 National League South win over a Hemel side managed by former boss Sammy Moore.

Aron Pollock and Decarrey Sheriff found the back of the net to give the Beach Boys a two-goal advantage inside the opening eight minutes.

Although Hemel halved the deficit through former Concord defender Tosan Popo, Joel Nouble sealed all three points late on.

Meanwhile, in the Isthmian Premier League, three goals in the final six minutes allowed East Thurrock to come from behind and beat Wingate.

Charlie Ruff gave Wingate a 24th minute lead and it looked as though the struggling visitors were going to triumph.

But Ben Marlow’s leveller started the comeback as further goals from Sewa Marah and Sean Bonnet-Johnson ensured John Coventry’s side would emerge victorious.

Elsewhere, a last minute goal saw Canvey lose 2-1 at AFC Sudbury.

A Tom Maycock penalty put Sudbury in front, but Kane Gilbert equalised with six minutes remaining.

However, Sudbury were not to be denied all three points as Joe Grimwood netted a late winner.

Basildon lost 3-2 at Cambridge City as both sides finished the clash with 10 men.

Although Harry Norman’s opener for the Bees was cancelled out by Jordan Gent, Ernest Okoh quickly restored the visitors’ lead.

However, a Ryan Sherman brace turned the clash on its head.

Cambridge saw goalkeeper Jake Jessup sent off, while Basildon striker Adam Vyse was red carded for the third time this season.

Wakering were beaten 2-0 by Isthmian North table-toppers Bury Town.

Cemal Ramadan opened the scoring from the penalty spot, while Jake Chambers-Shaw ensured there was no way back for Wakering.

Hullbridge saw Joe Wright sent off as they lost 1-0 to Coggeshall Town.

Joe Claridge, who has joined Coggeshall on loan from Concord, scored the only goal from the penalty spot before the hour mark.