A north Essex side's victory that has broken an astonishing winning record has left there no doubt whatsoever about who claims the award as performance of the day in the Bostik League.

Wins for several north Essex clubs put them in the frame for top display honour in the first half of the the Easter weekend, but one stands head and shoulders above the rest.

Just missing out on this occasion were Brightlingsea Regent, but their 1-0 win against Leatherhead in the premier division was impressive nonetheless.

Last week, the R's were pegged back to a draw by a last-gasp goal at Burgess Hill, but this time it was Tom Rothery's side benefitting from a late strike as Aaron Condon scored the winner for them in the 89th minute.

In division north, second-placed Maldon & Tiptree had kick-started the Easter weekend with a 3-1 home win against Great Wakering Rovers on Good Friday.

The Jammers' goals came from Eddie Louis-Dsane and Liam Hope in the first half and a late Tariq Issa strike, although Josh Wiggins fired home in the 90th minute to deny Maldon a clean sheet.

Another promotion-chasing side are Coggeshall Town and they kept their good form going with a 2-1 home win against Felixstowe & Walton United as Tevan Allen and Nnmadi Nwachuku were on target for the Seedgrowers.

However, no-one was matching the result - and performance - of the day as Heybridge Swifts picked up the award with a stunning win at Bowers & Pitsea.

Bowers were being crowned as the new division north champions, having picked up the title two weeks ago, but Swifts were party poopers extraordinaire as Julian Dicks men won 3-1.

They had to come from behind as Martyn Stokes had put the new champions ahead on 16 minutes, but Toib Adeyemi drew Heybridge level just before the break and second-half goals from Daniel Walker and Kreshnic Krasniqi wrapped up a remarkable three points.

The win was made all the more impressive by the fact that Bowers had won 15 league games on the bounce ahead of this fixture, with their last defeat coming on January 5 in the reverse encounter with Heybridge Swifts.

But while three promotion-chasing sides were winning at one end of the table, there was further concern for Witham Town at the other.

A 3-1 defeat at Brentwood Town was a fifth straight loss for Witham.

Johnny Ashman was on target for the visitors as they were level at half-time, but Brentwood heaped woe on them with two goals in the last eight minutes to leave Mark Ashford's side only out of the relegation zone on goal difference with two games left.