BRANTHAM Athletic ran out 3-1 winners in tonight’s Thurlow Nunn League premier division contest at Wivenhoe Town.

Ben Parkin hit a post for the Dragons before Brantham edged in front, thanks to a headed effort from Matt Travis.

Ray Turner’s excellent finish doubled their lead before Andy Schofield’s free-kick from the left flew straight in to make it 2-1.

However, any hopes of a leveller were soon dashed by Lee Grimwood, who netted with an exquisite lob over goalkeeper Peter Haxell.

For reaction from both managers, see Thursday’s Daily Gazette.