Waltham Abbey’s seven game winless run is finally over, after the Bostik League North Division side finally returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory away to Tilbury.

Nathan Koranteng put Abbey in front just before the 20 minute mark and they scored the winner six minutes from time through Darelle Russell.

Tilbury pulled one back from the penalty spot through Jack Carlile but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation, as Abbey secured a 2-1 win, moving them up to 17th place in the table.

Elsewhere, in the Essex Senior League, Waltham Forest stunned league leaders Redbridge by scoring a last gasp equaliser, as they fought back from being 3-0 down at half-time to draw 4-4.

Redbridge hit the bar early on before they took the lead in the 20th minute through Reside Coxi-Sebastfao, who slotted the ball past Forest’s Graham Hirst.

Down the other end, Billy Sendall’s header was agonisingly cleared off the line for Forest, who conceded a second in the 34th minute, as Coxi-Sebastfao doubled his tally through a fine individual goal.

On the stroke of half-time, it looked like it was game over as Redbridge netted a third through Calvin Poku’s close range effort.

But fresh from recording their first win under player manager Ryan Maxwell last week, Forest came out reinvigorated and they pulled two goals back in quick succession thanks to a brace from Christian Owusu However, Forest were dealt a further blow when Redbridge made it 4-2 through Phillip Browne Bamfpoe soon after, but Ryan Maxwell’s men set up an entertaining finish with eight minutes remaining, when substitute Tony DaSilva made an instant impact, as he turned and fired past Lewis Greene.

Deep into stoppage time and the comeback was complete, as DaSilva played in Owusu who smashed the ball into the back of the net to secure his hat-trick and a vital point, which moved Forest out of the relegation zone.

Meanwhile, Wadham Lodge picked up an encouraging point against Clapton to move within four points of safety.

Danny Francis’ early goal saw Lodge lead 1-0 at the break, but Clapton earnt a draw thanks to a lovely finish from Yusuf Bello in the second half.

It was a better weekend for West Essex, who returned to winning ways with a 2-0 win over Takeley thanks to second half strikes from Isaac Marfo and Nick Walk, ensuring they remain in seventh place in the Essex Senior League.

Lastly, it wasn’t such a good week for Ilford as they were condemned to back-to-back defeats at the hands of Takeley and Hackney Wick.

Allen Fenn’s men were looking to put things right on Saturday, after they were thrashed 5-1 by Takeley in mid-week, but strikes from Hackney Wick’s Tony Cookey and Hassan Nalbant saw Ilford slip to another defeat, meaning they are now without a win in five games.