THERE can be no doubting the standout result of the day among the Gazette’s Bostik League sides.

Two of our division north teams went head to head at West Street and it was visitors MALDON AND TIPTREE who had the edge on hosts COGGESHALL TOWN, winning 3-2.

To spice things up, both sides occupy top-six spots and are pressing for play-off places.

But it was Wayne Brown’s Jammers who had the upper hand on Saturday, thanks to goals from Jack Cawley, De-Carrey Sheriff and Sammie McLeod.

Cawley gave the visitors a dream start with a goal in the fourth minute.

However, Sam Bantick levelled just before the half-hour mark, leaving things finely poised at the break.

Sheriff put the visitors in front again soon after the restart and McLeod gave them breathing space on 61 minutes.

Correy Davidson pulled one back a minute from time but it was too little, too late for Coggeshall.

Maldon had seen out the last 20 minutes with ten men, following a red card for James Shepherd.

The ex-Dagenham and Redbridge professional had been booked just before half-time and then picked up his second yellow in the latter stages.

Coggeshall, who had only lost one other league game prior to this weekend and had won five in a row, are third in the table and Maldon fourth, with the former being a point better off. Both sides have played 14 games.

Maldon are now unbeaten in five league games, having won four of them.

Elsewhere in division north, WITHAM TOWN picked up a point on their travels after twice fighting back from behind to draw 2-2 at Felixstowe and Walton United.

First, Jack Ainsley’s penalty was cancelled out by Johnny Ashman.

Ainsley put the hosts ahead again on the stroke of half-time but Sam Ashford netted a precious equaliser from the penalty spot on 54 minutes.

Witham remain bottom of the table – four points behind the next side above them, Soham Town Rangers.

However, this hard-earned point on the road snapped a run of three straight defeats.

Matthew Price was the two-goal hero for HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS as Julian Dicks’ men defeated mid-table Barking 2-0 at the Aspen Waite Arena.

He netted in both halves, with the goals coming in the 25th and 68th minutes.

The result helped Swifts bounce back from last weekend’s 3-2 defeat at Great Wakering Rovers.

Swifts are sixth in the table, just outside the play-offs and two points behind fifth-placed Grays Athletic.