HULLBRIDGE Sports and Basildon United claimed a share of the spoils thanks to a 1-1 derby draw.

Although Luke Hornsley put Sports ahead, Ernest Okoh ensured the Isthmian North encounter would end in a stalemate by netting two minutes later at the Ryan’s Heating Stadium.

Hullbridge defender Jamal Allen made a last ditch challenge to stop Harry Doyle connecting with Ernest Okoh’s centre and the home side profited as Darren Manning’s Sports moved into a 26th minute lead.

Luke Hornsley broke the deadlock by expertly heading Matt Rose’s inviting cross home.

But the hosts were ahead for just two minutes as Basildon drew level.

Okoh beat two Hullbridge defenders before slotting into the bottom corner of the net.

The Bees came agonisingly close to turning the game on its head nine minutes after the break as Ayo Odukoya squared for Doyle, but the striker’s attempt cannoned back off the post.

Just moments after being introduced as a substitute, Hullbridge’s Callum Fitzer was bundled over but the referee waved away the appeals for a penalty.

And the home side should have restored their lead with five minutes remaining.

Fitzer found Yemi Adelani, who should have scored, but the frontman sent his strike wide of the target.

Neither side could find a winner and the points were shared.

Elsewhere, Concord Rangers will head to Slough Town for an FA Trophy third qualifying round replay after the two National League South outfits played out a goalless draw at the Aspect Arena.

Slough were handed a golden opportunity to go ahead early on as the referee pointed to the spot for handball.

But Beach Boys goalkeeper Chris Haigh pulled off an outstanding save to keep Ben Harris’ penalty out.

Concord responded with recent arrival Scott High forcing visiting goalkeeper Jack Turner into a fine stop.

Danny Scopes’ hosts were inches away from opening the scoring six minutes before the break.

After being found by Decarrey Sheriff, Joel Nouble created some space for himself and thumped against the crossbar.

Lamar Reynolds passed up a fine chance to break the deadlock as Turner kept the striker at bay after going through on goal.

Substitute Kit Elliott, who is on loan from Huddersfield Town, fired over the crossbar with time running out.

Meanwhile, Bowers & Pitsea suffered a 2-0 Isthmian League Cup defeat at Wingate & Finchley.

Wingate moved in front with 19 minutes on the clock as Alan Fleming poked home via the post.

And the hosts put daylight between the two sides two minutes later as Bowers’ Colchester United loanee Ollie Sims lost possession and Wingate’s counter-attack ended with Charlie Ruff firing beyond goalkeeper Callum Chafer.

Fleming headed wide with the goal at his mercy soon after.

Matters got worse for Bowers two minutes after the interval as Callum Leahy was given his marching orders having committed a professional foul.

Bowers went in search of a way back into the contest as Dan Trendall saw an effort deflect wide and Lewis Manor forced Wingate custodian Shane Gore into action, but Rob Small’s side could not mount a comeback.

In the Essex Senior League, Southend Manor were condemned to a convincing 7-0 defeat at Walthamstow.

Callum Ibe gave Stow a third minute lead and Dwade James added his name to the scoresheet soon after.

James notched another two goals to complete an impressive 14 minute first half hat-trick.

Emile Aiken scored either side of half-time to claim a brace.

Lewis Francis came off the bench and found the back of the net to complete the rout.

East Thurrock United recorded a 5-0 friendly victory over Hashtag United.

Goals from Matt Price, Frankie Merrifield and Jack Coventry-James were followed by an Alex Clark brace as the Isthmian Premier League Rocks overcame the Essex Senior League visitors at the Grayers Graphics Stadium.