Waltham Abbey marched on in the FA Trophy as they claimed a 2-1 win over Faversham Town on Saturday.

The result was largely secured by a strong first half showing as Abbey took a two-goal advantage into the interval.

They went ahead with 19 minutes played when Shad Ngandu struck to break the deadlock.

Abbey’s second arrived on the cusp of half-time thanks to Christian Assombalonga and the visitors looked to be in control.

Any hopes of an easy ride were wiped out by Luke Griffiths’ 66th minute effort, but Abbey held on for the win.

In the Essex Senior League Premier Division Waltham Forest were no match for Great Wakering Rovers and went down to a 2-0 defeat.

Oliver Woodhouse and Jake Gordon scored in either half to condemn the hosts to defeat.

At the time of going to press Forest were preparing to face Woodford Town on Wednesday night, before travelling to Stansted on Saturday.

A local clash between Wadham Lodge and Redbridge provided joy for the latter as they eased to a 3-1 win over their rivals.

Redbridge arrived at the game in confident mood after a a run of five wins on the spin and were in command throughout the clash.

They took just 15 minutes to break the deadlock as Brian Moses latched onto Calvin Poku’s pass and finished with a smart first-time finish.

Having played provider for the first, Poku soon added his name to the scoresheet after Reside Cox-Sebastfao cut inside and cut back for his team mate to fire home.

At 2-0 Lodge still had some hope, but the game was ended as a contest two minutes before half-ime when Malaki Toussaint curled in delightful free-kick.

Inevitably, Redbridge were happy to sit back on their lead in the second period and Lodge were able to grab a late consolation through Naaman Gordon.

His goal came with just six minutes left on the clock and saw the Lodge man head home unopposed from a corner.

The goal means Redbridge’s search for an elusive first clean sheet of the season goes on.

Wadham Lodge face West Essex at home on Saturday, while Redbridge entertain Sporting Bengal United.

Finally, West Essex were beaten 2-0 by Woodford Town.

Larry Asare and Ahser Modeste were on target for Town.