It's one of those weekends where there is no contest to decide who are the star performers from the north Essex sides operating in the Bostik League.

A few saw their play-off hopes take a battering, but there was a good point for a side battling towards the foot of division north and one definite stand-out result that has boosted the promotion bid of one local side.

That team is Coggeshall Town and they are deserved winners of the performance of the week award after a resounding win at second-placed Maldon & Tiptree.

The Jammers had placed themselves among the promotion favourites in recent weeks and had won their previous four games, but Coggeshall have also been in excellent form and a 4-1 victory at Park Drive was a seventh straight three-point haul.

Coggeshall's play-off bid had looked to be stumbling a couple of months ago, but they have hit form at the right time and jumped up two places to third with their win.

The Seedgrowers went 2-0 ahead at half-time thanks to a brace by former Colchester United trainee Conor Hubble and although Jack Cawley's goal halved that just after the break, late strikes from Ross Wall and Nnamdi Nwachucku took Town clear at the end.

Maldon stayed second in the table after the result, but Coggeshall are now just four points behind them in a group of three sides on 61 points.

Another of that trio is Heybridge Swifts, who - like Maldon - saw their play-off bid hit by a 4-1 defeat.

Swifts had started the day sat fourth but dropped to fifth - the final play-off spot - after being beaten at Barking.

The hosts opened a two-goal lead in the first-half and even though Harrison Chatting's strike had got Heybridge back into the game on 27 minutes, a third Barking goal before the break and a fourth late on made it comfortable for them.

At the other end of the division north table, Witham Town proved resolute in testing conditions to draw 1-1 with Felixstowe and Walton United.

Witham, who are 18th in the table, welcomed the ninth-placed Seasiders to Spa Road knowing they had to break a run that had seen them take just four points from their previous eight games.

They included Chinedu Vine in their line-up as he made his Witham debut and the former Oxford City striker made an instant impact as he slammed the ball into the net on 16 minutes to give Town the lead.

They were unable to hold on to it until half-time as Callum Bennett levelled for Felixstowe and they laid siege to the home goal in the final 20 minutes of the game, but there was no way through a resolute Witham defence, who held on for a valuable point.

There was also a draw in the premier division for Brightlingsea Regent as the R's were held 0-0 by visiting Lewes at North Road.

The pair had been sat together in the premier division table at the start of the day in 12th and 11th respectively and a point apiece wasn't what either were really hoping for as they looked to continue their bid for the play-offs.

Brightlingsea, who dropped to 13th, are now eight points off the play-off places.