It's a weekend when several clubs are vying for the Bostik League's top performance honour but the way one north Essex team stood tall under immense pressure earns them the award on the final day of the campaign.

Witham Town came into the last weekend of the regular season knowing they had to match the result of Romford to ensure they would stay in division north and their 2-0 win at Basildon United did just that.

Mark Ashford's side were only outside the relegation zone on goal difference at the start of the day and with Romford beating Felixstowe and Walton 3-1, Witham's victory came just at the right time.

It was goalless at half-time, but second-half strikes from Pat Ahern and Sam Ashford, who returned to Witham for the final game after spending the last few months playing at East Thurrock and Concord Rangers in the National League South, secured a sweet victory for Witham.

It preserved Witham's division north status as Romford were unable to escape the bottom two due to their inferior goal difference and made Town worthy winners of the top performance award.

There were also some impressive wins at the top end, but none of the final day results shook up the placings of the quartet of sides in the play-off spots.

Maldon & Tiptree held on to third spot with a 7-1 win against Barking that featured braces for Jorome Slew and Eddie_Louis Dsane alongside strikes by Percy Kiangebeni, Tariq Issa and Rob Girdlestone.

Heybridge Swifts also signed off with a win - a 2-1 victory at Bury Town - but they stayed fifth despite fourth-placed Coggeshall Town being beaten 1-0 at home by AFC Sudbury.

Jayden Russell and Abouhadje Kouassi scored Heybridge's goals.

The results mean Maldon will host Coggeshall in the play-off semi-finals, while Heybridge travel to Aveley.

There was also a win to round off the campaign for Brightlingsea Regent in the premier division.

Pip Boyland's 83rd minute strike meant the R's signed off with a 1-0 victory at home against Enfield Town.