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Dorking Wanderers extended their lead at the top of National League South to four points after a 3-1 win at promotion rivals Dulwich Hamlet - and picked up a seventh consecutive victory.

By Steven Oldham 

Rutherford hat-trick seals points for Dorking 

Marc White’s side will retain the lead of the division come what may this weekend, having wrapped up the points in the first half.

Alfie Rutherford’s hat-trick - which puts him on 17 for the season - gave Wanderers an away day to remember. 

Reise Allassani’s consolation just before the hour was as good as it got for faltering Hamlet, who have only won one of their last seven. 

Gavin Rose’s side are now 12 points behind the leaders, although they do have two games in hand. 

Braintree move off foot of table 

Braintree Town picked up a first win in six games by beating Hampton & Richmond Borough 4-2. 

The Iron - who had dropped to the bottom of the table while not playing at the weekend - quickly moved back out of the relegation place. 

Braintree were 3-1 up at half time, although the hosts opened the scoring through Jack KcKnight.  Matt Johnson levelled the scores within two minutes, and a brace from Luke Holness put the visitors firmly in charge. 

Brandon Barzey pulled one back for Hampton eight minutes from time, before Correy Davidson sealed any Braintree nerves by netting the game’s last goal. 

The Beavers have now lost six of their last seven games.



Vital win for Tonbridge Angels

Improving Tonbridge Angels completed the hat-trick as all three away sides won their games last night.

Steve McKimm’s side picked up a 1-0 win over Chippenham Town as his side recorded back-to-back league victories.  Angels also progressed to the last 16 of the FA Trophy for the first time last weekend. 

Tommy Wood’s goal just before half time was enough to wrap up a crucial three points. 

Angels are six points clear of the division’s sole relegation place and have a game in hand over Billericay Town. 

Inconsistent Chippenham have alternatively won three and lost three of their last six matches. 

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