It's one of those weeks where it's far from clear-cut who is worthy of taking the star performance award from the north Essex sides playing in the Thurlow Nunn League.

There are several who can lay claim to it this weekend, but the club who have taken the honour certainly earned the right to it.

It's not FC Clacton who win the award this time, but the Seasiders did have a solid result in the premier division nonetheless.

Tom Austin's team have been in good form recently and took the lead in the first half at Ely City when Jake Clowsley put them ahead.

Although the hosts replied just after half-time, a 1-1 draw lifted Clacton a place in the table to ninth.

Brantham Athletic had an even better result on the road as they won 2-1 at sixth-placed Wroxham after goals from Sam Cole and player-manager Michael Brothers, but they don't get the star performance award either.

Instead, it's in division one south that the top display resides and there are several contenders.

Wivenhoe Town have bounced back magnificently since the arrival of manager Gary Monti and a 3-2 home victory against Lopes Tavares was the Dragons' third straight win.

Goals from Myles Passley, Sam Mead and Miguel Nydam ensured Wivenhoe led 3-1 at half-time and although Lopes made it tight at the end, the hosts held on to win 3-2 and keep their good form going.

Another side on a strong run are fifth-placed Coggeshall United and Cliff Akurang's team secured an eye-catching result at the club sat directly above them in the table - Harwich and Parkeston.

The Shrimpers had their promotion push dented by a 4-0 defeat by the Weavers as Tom Blackwell was on target twice and Sean Radley and Andrew Fennel netted one apiece.

Another side hitting four on the road were Little Oakley as the Acorns eased to a 4-1 victory at bottom club Fire United.

On target for Matt Carmichael's side were Harry Mann, Luke Mayhew, Greg Rodgers and Jack James, who scored a debut goal for the club.

Also netting four on their travels were Halstead Town and it was enough to earn the Humbugs the star performance award this week.

While other four-goal teams also had good wins, it was where Halstead did it that really caught the eye.

Hackney Wick have the division's meanest defence and had conceded just ten goals at home all season before this game, so to go there and put four past them was a special display.

They had also beaten Halstead 2-0 in the reverse fixture a few weeks earlier but a Kane Munday opener and a hat-trick from former Colchester United youngster Jordan Pavett gave Mark McLean's side a sweet revenge.

Holland FC were yet another north Essex team winning away as they triumphed 1-0 at Benfleet, but Brightlingsea Regent Reserves went down to a 6-1 defeat at home by Burnham Ramblers.

Meanwhile, in the Essex Senior League, an early goal by Scott Kemp was enough to earn Stanway Rovers a 1-0 win against Leyton Athletic at the Hawthorns.