BRAINTREE TOWN are sixth in the National League South table after claiming a goal-less draw at Taunton Town.

The Iron players dominated the second half at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium, with Jack Cawley unlucky to see his shot rebound off the bar in the fourth minute of added time on.

Braintree also felt they should have had a penalty on 53 minutes when Matt Rush appeared to be hauled down in the area.

In the follow-up, his shot was clearly handled by a home defender and Braintree had a more blatant penalty appeal rejected on 83 minutes when Lamar Reynolds appeared to be fouled in the box.

In Pitching In Isthmian League Premier, BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT lost 2-1 in their basement battle at Corinthian Casuals.

Luke Woodward gave the R's the lead but the hosts struck twice in the second half to claim a crucial win, to go above their opponents in the table.

HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS drew 1-1 with Lowestoft Town in division north, thanks to Rob Harvey's second-half goal.

MALDON AND TIPTREE drew 0-0 with Gorleston while WITHAM TOWN lost 4-1 at Felixstowe Town, with Jamahl Godward bagging their consolation.

In the Essex Senior League, LITTLE OAKLEY lost 3-1 at Takeley with Sam Cooke on target.

FC CLACTON beat West Essex 2-1 thanks to goals from Adam Tilson header and Teddy Collis while STANWAY ROVERS lost 3-1 at home to Woodford Town.

HALSTEAD TOWN played out a goal-less draw with Sawbridgeworth Town.

In Thurlow Nunn League first division south, STANWAY PEGASUS lost 1-0 at Cannons Wood while WIVENHOE TOWN drew 2-2 at Enfield Borough, with Tom Ashworth and George Hart on target.

In first division north, HARWICH AND PARKESTON won 2-0 at Great Yarmouth Town.