Maldon and Tiptree increased their lead at the top of Ryman League division one north by beating Brentwood 5-1 on Thursday night.

Maldon were 2-0 up inside 15 minutes thanks to Chris Bryan and Lee Boylan.

Joe Gardner made it 3-0 before half-time.

Boylan added the fourth from the penalty spot ten minutes into the second half.

Ross Wall reduced the deficit for Brentwood but Jamie Guy added Maldon's fifth in the last minute.