CANVEY Island made it back-to-back Isthmian North triumphs by sealing a 3-1 win over strugglers Felixstowe & Walton United.

Tobi Joseph and Jason Hallett netted before substitute Joseph Yaxley gave Felixstowe hope of leaving Park Lane with a positive result.

But Mike Finneran claimed his first goal for the Gulls to ensure the hosts would claim all three points and leave boss Mark Bentley pleased.

“I’m delighted with the three points first and foremost,” said Bentley.

“We came together as a group, where we spoke about standards and mentality.

“The boys put on a decent show, which was good.

“We raced into a two-goal lead but I was disappointed to concede because it was an opportunity to keep a clean sheet and we need more of them.

“The boys worked really hard in tough conditions and we could have scored a few more.”

Joseph, who joined Canvey during the summer, registered his 15th goal of the season by finding the back of the net inside the opening five minutes.

Hallett added his name to the scoresheet soon before the half-hour mark by converting from an acute angle after Felixstowe goalkeeper Danny Crump failed to deal with a long ball forward.

The visitors halved the deficit nine minutes after the interval as substitute Yaxley struck from 25 yards out.

But, with 67 minutes on the clock, boyhood Canvey fan Finneran notched his first goal for the club by heading a corner home.

Although his side notched all three points, Bentley has called on the Gulls to take more of their chances in front of goal.

Bentley added: “We need to be more clinical.

“We are still quite loose at the back so we need to make sure we are scoring goals at the other end.

“We know where we are and have some good forward players.

“Tobi got another goal and Jason has two in two.

“Going forward, we have a lot of quality.”

And Bentley was pleased to see George Woodward, who claimed an assist, impress on his debut.

“George came in and it was a great debut,” admitted Bentley.

“He defended first and foremost but added a lot of composure.”