HOLLAND FC made it two wins from two pre-season friendlies as they defeated STANWAY ROVERS 1-0, on Saturday.

Seven days after pipping Thurlow Nunn League premier division side BRANTHAM ATHLETIC, Ray Turner and Rob Batten’s side beat more step five opposition at Dulwich Road.

Keelan Sorrell scored the only goal and it came in the first half - an angled drive across goal and into the far corner.

Summer signing Jamie Guy made his Stanway debut, having recovered from a calf injury, and it was a second game in three days for Kem Izzet’s side.

They had won 2-0 against MALDON AND TIPTREE on Thursday night, thanks to goals from Taylor Bannister and Lewis Hewitt.

That game took place at Florence Park and was swiftly rearranged, having been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, Stanway have confirmed the signings of Wayne Blackman and Jordan Blackwell, both of whom spent part of last season at AFC Sudbury.

Elsewhere, FC CLACTON and WIVENHOE TOWN were among the other sides in action on Saturday.

Two goals from Lewis Blanchett helped the Seasiders to a 2-1 victory against Ryman League division north side WITHAM TOWN.

Sam Ashford pulled one back after the break but it was not enough to prevent the hosts securing victory.

Wivenhoe continued their preparations with a 1-1 draw at Wadham Lodge.

The Dragons’ goal was an own goal from a deflected Billy Latto’s cross.

HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS had a useful work-out as they drew 0-0 against a Barnet XI at The Hive.

Swifts utilised their entire squad and trialists and will have been delighted to keep a clean sheet.

Maldon were back in action after their Thursday night outing against Stanway and lost 2-0 at home to East Thurrock United.

The National League South side netted goals in either half.

There was an eye-catching friendly at COGGESHALL TOWN’S West Street ground as Ipswich Town’s under-23s paid a visit and won 2-1.

Josce Syrett grabbed the hosts’ consolation.

There were a couple of games of note on Friday night.

BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT notched their second pre-season victory as they cantered to a 5-1 success at Long Melford.

Kevin Coyle fired them ahead with an unstoppable effort into the top corner and then Josh Gould headed home Rob Harvey’s corner.

Melford pulled one back from the spot but an own goal restored Regent’s two-goal advantage and Billy Hunt made it four after connecting with Matt Cripps’ pass.

Charlie Lindoe won and converted a late penalty to put the cherry on the cake.

Regent are back in action on Monday night, against Clacton.

The game has now been switched to the Taydal Stadium and will kick-off at 7pm.

Brantham lost 2-0 at home to Needham Market.