MALDON AND TIPTREE’S superb start to the season continued when they beat Kingstonian 3-2, in the Buildbase FA Trophy third qualifying round.

Two goals in the space of 12 minutes from Shomari Barnwell put the Jammers in control, before Corie Andrews pulled a goal back.

Hamza Kaid restored the Jammers’ two-goal advantage and although Andrews scored with three minutes remaining to ensure a nervy ending but Maldon progressed.

HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS bowed out of the competition after losing 1-0 at Biggleswade Town.

And BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT were beaten 4-1 by Kings Langley to also exit this season's tournament, despite Lewis Byrne-Hewitt’s 78th-minute consolation goal.

BRAINTREE TOWN’S wait for a win in National League South continues after they were beaten 4-3 at home by Hemel Hempstead Town.

Goals from Liam Smyth, Romario Dunne and Kyran Clements were not enough to prevent the Iron from sliding to a fourth straight league defeat, at Cressing Road.

FC CLACTON’S FA Vase involvement is over for another season after they lost 4-1 at Ilford, in Mark Nicholls’ first match in charge.

Sean Bartlett gave the Seasiders a 16th-minute lead but the home side stormed back to claim victory.

In Thurlow Nunn League first division south, WIVENHOE TOWN continued their impressive form with a 1-0 triumph at Hackney Wick.

The Dragons made it six straight wins and eight unbeaten with a tight win, thanks to Ross James’s early goal.

HARWICH AND PARKESTON drew 2-2 with HALSTEAD TOWN, at the Milbank.

The Humbugs raced into an early two-goal lead thanks to goals from Ricky Gardner and Joel Older.

But Adam Hampson pulled a goal back for the Shrimpers before half-time and Bradley Westley salvaged a point.