WIVENHOE TOWN boss Chris Hudson celebrated his first point in the Dragons’ hot-seat after watching his side secure a 0-0 draw at home to Saffron Walden Town.

The teams met in a Thurlow Nunn League premier division contest at the GMP Plant Hire Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

And thanks to a battling performance, Wivenhoe ended their run of defeats with a morale-boosting clean sheet and point.

It was a perfect early Christmas present for the club, who now head to FC CLACTON in their next fixture on Boxing Day.

The Seasiders will head into that derby showdown on the back of a 2-0 defeat at Histon.

The Cambridgeshire side scored goals in either half.

Elsewhere, title-chasing COGGESHALL TOWN romped to a 7-0 victory at Gorleston.

Ross Wall and Tom Monk both scored first-half doubles to put their side in the driving seat.

Wall then notched a couple more after the break, before an own goal put the cherry on the cake.

BRANTHAM ATHLETIC continued their winning ways with a 3-1 success at Kirkley and Pakefield.

Peter Maina reacted quickest to steer them into the lead, after Jack Smith’s free-kick came back off a post, before Sam Newson converted a penalty to make it 2-0.

Terry Rymer scored to extend the lead, after his initial effort was saved, before the hosts pulled one back in the second half.

STANWAY ROVERS had a difficult afternoon at home to high-flying Stowmarket Town.

Kem Izzet’s side went down 4-0 – with all the goals coming in a one-sided first half at The Hawthorns.

Former Stanway manager Angelo Harrop was in the Stowmarket team.

In the first division, LITTLE OAKLEY drew 1-1 at home to Norwich CBS.

Luke Mayhew gave them a first-half lead, but the visitors responded with a cool finish after the break.

BRAINTREE TOWN RESERVES and Downham Town drew 0-0.

HOLLAND FC’S scheduled home game against Swaffham Town was postponed due to a floodlight problem. It was called off on Friday night.

HALSTEAD TOWN had to no game on Saturday.

In addition to the Clacton-Wivenhoe derby, other Boxing Day fixtures include Stanway v Brantham, Haverhill Borough v Coggeshall, AFC Sudbury Reserves v Braintree Town Reserves and Halstead v Cornard United.

All kick-off at 11am.

Oakley and Holland are set to meet on Wednesday night (7.45pm).