Canvey dominated the opening half hour and Ricay keeper Luke Weaver had to turn over a fierce shot from Junior McDougald.
Efforts from Minton and Duffy went wide and it was on 28 minutes when Canvey finally took the lead. A Jeff Minton corner was headed home at the far post by Lee Boylan.
Shortly afterwards a Jeff Minton free kick was handled in the box and Boylan dispatched the resulting penalty with ease. Billericay were creating very little with former Gull Andy Jones having a very quiet game.
2-0 at half time and with Ollie Berquez coming on for the injured Minton, Canvey were looking to cement their lead. Unfortunately the referee ruined the spectacle, calling foul everytime a player fell over. We had several penalty appeals turned down as the second half degenerated into a mundane affair.
Ricay struck the post with an effort but Canvey continued to look lively with Boylan and McDougald a real handful for the ricay centre backs. Neil Midgley who had an excellent game had a shot blocked by a defender, whilst Weaver parried a good effort from Ty Gooden.
It was in the 90th minute that Canvey scored their third. Berquez burst down the right and crossed for Boylan to score with a superb diving header to complete his hat-trick and give Canvey another three points.
Watched by a crowd of over 1,000, Canvey never looked like losing this against a ricay side terribly short on quality.