BOWERS & Pitsea completed their pre-season programme with a thumping 3-0 win over Whitstable Town.

Rob Small’s side are preparing for a maiden campaign of Isthmian Premier League football after being crowned the Isthmian North champions last term.

And, with the new campaign just seven days away, Bowers were in fine form on the Kent coast.

Brad Warner claimed a brace of goals to put Bowers in the driving seat before Jamie Dicks completed the scoring.

East Thurrock United, who will also get their season underway on Saturday, were consigned to a 2-1 defeat by Isthmian North outfit Aveley.

The Millers broke the deadlock soon after the break through Wyan Reid, while Shad Ngandu converted from the penalty spot to double the hosts’ lead.

Although Mitch Gilbey got a goal back for John Coventry’s Rocks, it was not enough.

Basildon United recorded a 3-1 win over FC Romania at the Cousins Car Wash Stadium.

Gabby Adelowo put the Bees ahead, but the visitors equalised with an impressive long range effort before the interval.

Kurt Smith restored Basildon’s lead from the penalty spot before Harry Doyle ensured the hosts would come out on top.

Canvey Island were condemned to a 2-0 defeat by Cheshunt, who are managed by ex-Billericay Town boss Craig Edwards.

Great Wakering Rovers suffered a heavy 4-0 loss to Isthmian Premier League outfit Hornchurch.

Matt Baxter found the back of the net twice, but Hullbridge Sports lost 4-2 at Hertford Town.