IT proved an excellent day for Tendring’s Thurlow Nunn League pair.
FC CLACTON edged further clear of the premier division relegation zone after an impressive 2-1 victory at home to Kirkley & Pakefield.
BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT, meanwhile, maintained their promotion push by coming from two-down to draw 2-2 at fourth-placed Gorleston.
The Seasiders were two-up at half-time against Kirkley, following an own goal and then a second from Tom Holdstock.
The visitors pulled one back midway through the second half but Glenn Eldridge’s side protected their lead and now look well-placed in 15th spot.
Regent staged a thrilling comeback at Gorleston.
The hosts had scored twice in quick succession just before the break.
However, Phil Kelly volleyed one back before Ricky Griggs fired his side level on 75 minutes.
WIVENHOE TOWN stayed second from bottom after crashing to a 5-0 defeat at Godmanchester Rovers.
BRANTHAM ATHLETIC drew 3-3 at Diss.
HALSTEAD TOWN had got the ball rolling, in terms of the Easter programme, by drawing 2-2 at March on Good Friday.
It was a result that lifted them to third in the division one table, with two games to go – starting with this afternoon’s trip to Saffron Walden.
For a full review, including reaction and more non-league news, see Monday's Daily Gazette.