BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT grabbed a late equaliser to secure a hard-earned point at Enfield Town.

The sides drew 2-2 in an eventful BetVictor Isthmian League premier division contest, with the R's building on last week's encouraging stalemate against then-leaders Folkestone Invicta.

Jake Turner gave them an early lead, firing home an 11th-minute penalty, but the hosts turned the match on its head thanks to goals in either half from Sam Youngs and Lyle Della-Verde.

Their second came just over ten minutes from time and looked like it could prove the winner.

However, Regent showed their resolve and Romario Dunne equalised in the 83rd minute.

Kem Izzet's men climbed to fourth from bottom in the table, dragging themselves out of the relegation zone.

Elsewhere, HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS climbed to second in division north after securing a narrow 1-0 victory at home to promotion rivals Bury Town.

In a crunch match between two sides with aspirations of going up, it took a goal from Evans Kouassi, three minutes into the second half, to bank maximum points for Karl Duguid's side.

Swifts leapfrogged third-placed Aveley, who, coincidentally, entertain Bury on Monday night.

However, they remain four points behind leaders and rivals MALDON AND TIPTREE, who were also 1-0 winners, at Great Wakering Rovers.

Lance Akins scored their all-important goal just after the hour-mark.

The Jammers have played five games less than Heybridge and, amazingly, they have now won 14 of their 15 matches.

The other game was a draw so they are still unbeaten.

COGGESHALL TOWN are sixth, just outside the play-offs, after drawing 0-0 at Basildon United.

And in the other game of note, Oliver Emsden came up trumps with a winning goal just before half-time as WITHAM TOWN notched a 1-0 victory against Grays Athletic.

BRAINTREE TOWN were in Vanarama National League South action at home to Tonbridge Angels but suffered a 1-0 defeat.

The Iron had five new players in their line-up.