CONCORD Rangers suffered a 1-0 National League South defeat to Oxford City at the Aspect Arena.

Oxford took the lead nine minutes into the second half as Brandon Thomas-Asante broke the deadlock.

And Sammy Moore’s side could not find an equaliser.

Billericay Town returned to winning ways after sealing a 4-1 victory at Gloucester City.

Dejon Noel-Williams executed a fine finish to put struggling Gloucester in front with 19 minutes on the clock.

However, Billericay were back on level terms on the hour mark thanks to Charlie Wassmer’s header.

And Harry Wheeler’s side turned the game on its head as Moses Emmanuel’s half volley fired the visitors in front.

Emmanuel added to his tally with seven minutes remaining and then went one better by completing his hat-trick late on to ensure all three points for Billericay.

Bowers & Pitsea showed no signs of easing up despite already wrapping up the Isthmian North title as they recorded a 4-0 win at Felixstowe & Walton United.

A 10th minute opener from Brad Warner was followed up by further goals from Matt Lock – who was making his full debut for the champions – and James Thomas before the break to put Bowers in control.

David Knight added his name to the scoresheet after the interval.

Great Wakering Rovers suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Bury Town.

Wakering took a 19th minute lead as Hussain Jaffa, who was restored to the starting line-up in place of the suspended Marc Gorbell, broke the deadlock.

Ollie Hughes got Bury back on level terms with 12 minutes still to play at Burroughs Park.

And Bury were to seal victory five minutes later through Jake Chambers-Shaw.

However, Basildon United sealed safety with a 2-1 win at Soham Town Rangers.

The Bees went ahead thanks to Callum Taylor’s 20th minute opener.

And John Sussex’s side doubled their advantage through Kurt Smith soon before the hour mark.

Lloyd Groves halved the deficit with 11 minutes remaining.

Canvey Island drew 2-2 with high-flying Maldon & Tiptree.

The Gulls got off to the perfect start as Frankie Merrifield turned home Ryan Melaugh’s cross inside four minutes.

But the lead less than a minute as Liam Hope found the bottom corner of the net to level matters.

And the Jammers turned the game on its head just before the hour mark as former Canvey man Kojo Awotwi fired the visitors in front after an error from Adetayo Osifuwa.

However, Canvey were back on level terms soon after as Merrifield’s unstoppable strike saw him double his tally.