A Tyrone Scarlett goal gave Chris Hudson a great start to his time as manager of Wivenhoe Town, but it was a lead that the Dragons were unable to hold on to at Ely City. Hudson was taking charge of his first game after being appointed as Wivenhoe boss and he saw his team take the lead in their Thurlow Nunn League premier division clash at Ely. However, Sam Reed struck to pull the home side level at half-time and second-half goals from Alex Theobold and Ryan Williams saw Ely pull clear after the break as they won 3-1. Elsewhere, there were 1-1 draws for two high-flying sides. Second-placed COGGESHALL TOWN were held at Godmanchester Rovers, while BRANTHAM ATHLETIC, who are third, also drew on the road as they were locked in a stalemate at Haverhill Borough. Tyler Brampton gave Coggeshall a half-time lead, but the sending off of Nnamdi Nwachuku preceded a goal by Godmanchester's Joe Furness as the hosts snatched a share of the spoils. Brantham also took the lead, as Sean Bartlett fired home for them to put them ahead at half-time, but Haverhill responded after the break. There was a win, though, for STANWAY ROVERS as they beat Fakenham Town 2-0 at the Hawthorns thanks to goals coming late in both halves of the game. On Friday night, FC CLACTON had attempted to put the brakes on runaway premier division leaders Felixstowe and Walton United, but, despite a battling effort from the Seasiders, the top dogs won 4-2 at home. Felixstowe made an early show of intent with a third minute strike, but Clacton responded with a team move that was finished off by a Jordan Brazitis strike that put them level in the 14th minute. Goals on 25 and 32 minutes restored the leaders' position, however, Jake Plane drilled in a low effort in the 45th minute to restore hope for the visitors at the break. They kept Felixstowe on a short leash throughout the second half as the deficit stayed at just the one goal, however, the leaders did finally get clear with a fourth goal in the 88th minute.