HARWICH AND PARKESTON celebrated another eye-catching victory after stunning leaders Hashtag United 2-1.

The sides met in an eagerly-awaited Thurlow Nunn League first division south contest at the Royal Oak.

Ryan Heath opened the scoring and brother Jordan soon made it 2-0.

Hashtag, who had returned to the summit after coming from behind to beat Lopes Tavares on Tuesday night, pulled one back but it was not enough to deny the Shrimpers.

Kieron Shelley's side have now won six in a row, plundering 21 goals.

To make Saturday's victory even more impressive, Hashtag had been unbeaten in their previous 15 matches - and the game was watched by a bumper crowd of 351.

Harwich's success has to take our award for the performance of the day, among the Gazette's Thurlow Nunn League sides.

Elsewhere, BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT RESERVES celebrated an excellent victory at home to Fire United.

It was only their second victory of the season and came against the side sitting directly above them in the table.

Alex Taylor broke the deadlock from a free-kick, Rodger Broomhill capitalised on a goalkeeping blunder and Charlie Gilbert slotted home from the penalty spot to make it 3-0.

Regent moved off the bottom of the table by virtue of having a superior goal difference to Fire. Both sides have seven points.

Myles Passley netted twice but WIVENHOE TOWN crashed to a 5-2 defeat at COGGESHALL UNITED.

The Dragons took the lead twice but were pegged back on each occasion, before conceding three more second-half goals.

Michael Gyasi was the hat-trick hero for Coggeshall.

It was 2-2 in the contest between BRAINTREE TOWN RESERVES and HOLLAND FC.

The Iron opened a two-goal lead at half-time but saw their advantage go up in smoke after the break.

LITTLE OAKLEY won 1-0 at Wormley Rovers while HALSTEAD TOWN'S match at Lopes Tavares was postponed on Friday.

BRANTHAM ATHLETIC were the other big contenders for our performance of the day prize after returning to form with a brilliant 5-1 victory at Norwich United.

The Imps had lost their previous two matches without scoring, against Thetford Town and Kirkley and Pakefield.

However, they were in irresistable form at Plantation Park - and there was no stopping four-goal hero George Clarke.

The prolific frontman slotted home from the penalty spot before the hosts equalised on the stroke of half-time.

However, Clarke grabbed three more goals after the break, first firing home in style before capitalising on a miskick from the Norwich keeper.

He then added another with a simple finish after unselfish work from Andrew Wood.

Sam Cole put the cherry on the cake with a cool effort after playing a one-two with Dan Rowe.

FC CLACTON had been due to entertain Gorleston but the match was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch at the Rush Green Bowl.