SEAN Bartlett bagged the only goal as BRANTHAM ATHLETIC emerged 1-0 winners at FC CLACTON tonight.

The sides met in a Thurlow Nunn League premier division derby at the Rush Green Bowl.

Bartlett’s winner came five minutes before the break, drilling home after Jack Sibbons’ angled effort hit the right-hand post.

Shortly before, Brantham had fashioned the other best chance of the half when Kyle Ferguson connected with Jack Smith’s through ball but was denied by keeper Luke Avenell.

Clacton nearly grabbed an equaliser in the second period when Imps full-back Ed Nobbs inadvertently headed against his own bar.

Elsewhere, there were a couple of noteworthy League Challenge Cup ties.

Romario Dunne grabbed the all-important winner as STANWAY ROVERS prevailed 1-0 at Ipswich Wanderers.

COGGESHALL TOWN came from behind in their tie at Newmarket Town before winning 3-1.

Losing at the break, the Seedgrowers responded thanks to goals from Luke Wilson, Tyler Brampton and Tom Monk.

MALDON AND TIPTREE were in Bostik League division north action at Bowers and Pitsea and lost 4-2.

Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe and Oluwole Akinsanya scored the Jammers’ goals.