Wealdstone moved into the National League South play-off positions courtesy of an easy 3-0 win over struggling East Thurrock United.

Dnaiel Green struck inside the first 30 seconds and then again just prior to the hour, and Simon Mensah added a third for good measure.

The Stones produced the perfect start when they took the lead after 30 seconds when David Pratt’s header found Green, and his powerful effort form 25-yards was fumbled into his own net by visiting keeper Jack Giddens.

Jeffrey Monakana came close to doubling the advantage on seven minutes when his 30-yard effort sailed just over the crossbar.

Wealdstone continued to dominate possession and chances, coming close to a second in the 37th minute when Green’s shot from the left side of the box was well saved by Giddens.

The dangerous Monakana continued to cause problems for East Thurrock and he almost added a second but saw his strike cleared off the line by Ryan Scott.

The Stones started the second half with the same intent they had in the first and they were rewarded for their persistence in the 58th minute when Monakana produced an excellent defence-splitting pass to find Green, and his clinically put his half-volley beyond Giddens.

Only ten minutes later, Mensah put the game beyond any doubt for the home side when, after coming on for the injured Jake Sheppard, he made an instant impact by surging forward and drawing a foul.

The free-kick from Tarryn Allarakhia was parried away by Giddens, but Mensah was on hand to follow up and dispatch the third.

East Thurrock rarely threatened in the game, perhaps an indicator on their lowly position in the table, but they did muster up an effort on target in the 74th minute when Amos Nasha prompted a fine save from Jonathan North, who did will to hold the attempt.

There was never any doubt in the end result though, and the Stones move into the playoff positions with just four games to go ahead of this Saturday’s away game at Hampton & Richmond Borough, with kick-off at 3pm.