A DRAMATIC ending saw BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT suffer mixed emotions and eventual heartbreak in their Bostik League premier division clash with Dorking Wanderers.

The R's came into their home date with Dorking on the back of some good form after three wins and a draw from their last four games and things looked bright for them early on.

Regent took the lead with a strike from Billy Hunt in the 12th minute and it was a lead they held on to until half-time.

That continued after the restart, but Wanderers pulled level on 64 minutes with an equaliser from Lewis Putman and the visitors then went ahead on 72 minutes as Lewis Taylor fired home.

Brightlingsea pressed for a way back into the game and were rewarded in the 90th minute when a free-kick into the Dorking box saw a Josh Gould header saved but Jake Gould tucked away the loose ball.

The hosts' celebrations were short-lived, though, as Wanderers went down the other end and Gareth Chendlik headed in from a corner to snatch the points away from Regent.

While Brightlingsea's current players were left disappointed, there was delight for one of their former number in division north.

Ex-Regent man Phil Kelly scored in the third minute for his new club, AFC Sudbury, and it was a goal that settled their match at HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS as the Suffolk side won 1-0.

There was also a single-goal defeat at home for WITHAM TOWN.

Ware were the side that beat Witham 1-0, the third time that they had beaten Witham this season, despite the hosts dominating the game and hitting the woodwork on four occasions.

Correy Davidson, Shamido Pedulu, Chinedu Osadebe and Luke Mallett all struck the frame of the goal, but the game was settled late on when the ball came off Witham defender Lance Akins for an own goal.

Another lone goal also decided a division north game at Waltham Abbey and it was in MALDON & TIPTREE'S favour this time as Kieran Bailey fired home for a 1-0 win for the Jammers in the 60th minute.