One north Essex side has put the disappointment of a poor Bostik League result last weekend firmly behind them to claim the top performance award this week.

It wasn't in the premier division, where Brightlingsea Regent were unable to return to winning ways in the league as they went down to a defeat at Carshalton Athletic.

Trailing 1-0 at the break, Tom Rothery's R's side conceded two more in the second half to go down to a 3-0 loss as their winless run in the premier division was stretched to four games.

Another north Essex side looking to get back to winning ways is Witham Town and their run without a three-point haul in division north is now five games after a 3-1 defeat at AFC Sudbury.

Witham did go ahead as Chinedu Vine scored for the second week running with a 26th minute penalty, but Reece Harris levelled for the hosts two minutes later and goals either side of half-time for Tom Maycock won it for the Suffolk side.

Also in division north, last week's star performers were Coggeshall Town and they had another good win as they put a midweek loss against Brentwood behind them.

The Seedgrowers stayed third in the table with a 3-0 home win against Basildon United.

They had to be patient after being held to a goalless stalemate in the first half, but strikes from Nnamdi Nwachuku, Mekhi McLeod and Ross Wall in the final half an hour saw them to an important victory.

Another promotion-chasing side are Maldon & Tiptree and they stayed on track with a 4-2 win at bottom side Romford.

Eddie-Louis Dsane was the Jammers' hero as he completed a hat-trick, while Laste Dombaxe added their other goal.

However, performance of the day goes to Heybridge Swifts as they put the frustration of last week's defeat by Barking behind them as they won 2-1 at Grays Athletic.

Bouncing back from a frustrating display shows character in a team in itself, but Swifts had to do it the hard way as they had to come from behind to claim an important three points.

Grays had gone ahead after an own goal gave them the lead on 17 minutes and they held that until half-time, but Heybridge hit back after the break and levelled with a Toib Adeyemi strike on 51 minutes.

And the winner came on 67 minutes when Jack Adlington-Pile fired home to ensure Swifts would take the performance of the day award.