There was a five-star show that boosted one club’s promotion push, a stunning run was extended to strength another and an impressive win saw a tremendous bounce back, but one Bostik League result pipped the others to be our performance of the day.

Sadly neither Heybridge Swifts nor Coggeshall Town could join the list of north Essex winners as both suffered defeats on the road, but others had memorable victories.

One of those came at Grays Athletic in division north where Witham Town showed they know how to bounce back from a disappointment.

Mark Ashford’s team had seen a seven-game unbeaten run ended by a loss at Mildenhall Town seven days before, but their response was magnificent as they won 1-0.

Kevin Coyle had scored an own goal in that game at Mildenhall but he found the back of the net at the right end this time and that proved the difference for Witham.

It was Witham’s first-ever win at Aveley’s Parkside ground, which is where Grays Athletic play their home games, but others did not have such fruitful away days.

Coggeshall Town stayed fifth, but were beaten 3-2 at leaders Bowers & Pitsea.

The Seedgrowers twice came from behind to level after a brace of goals from Nnamdi Nwachuku, but a 77th minute strike from Lewis Manor saw Bowers to a win that extended their lead at the top.

That advantage was helped by a 3-1 loss for Heybridge Swifts at Soham Town Rangers as they dropped from second to third.

Swifts had been level at half-time after Kreshnic Krasniqi equalised Sam Mulready’s early goal, but two Callum Russell strikes after the break ended an eight-game unbeaten run in the league for Julian Dicks’ side.

While Heybridge stumbled, though, Maldon & Tiptree took their place in the top two of the division north table with a 5-1 home win against Mildenhall Town.

The Jammers turned on the style in front of their own fans as Jorome Slew and Kojo Awotwi both scored braces and Michael Brothers added a fifth to make sure Maldon leaped above their local rivals in the table.

Despite their five-star shown, though, the Jammers haven’t picked up the star performance award.

That honour goes to Brightlingsea Regent instead after Tom Rothery’s team had yet another superb result at the Taydal Stadium as they beat visiting Folkestone Invicta 2-0.

The damage was done early for the hosts as Jordan Barnett gave them the lead in the first minute and Aaron Condon doubled that four minutes later.

That was it for the scoring, but it proved a lead that Regent could hold on to against a side placed sixth in the table at the start of the day even though they had to play the final 15 minutes with ten men after the sending off of Harry Morgan.

Brightlingsea have now picked up 19 points from their last seven games and three successive clean sheets have taken the R’s up to 11th in the table.

They are just three points off the play-off places and worthy recipients of the performance of the day award on this occasion.