A LOUIS Britton brace ensured Maldon and Tiptree’s good recent form in Pitching In Isthmian League division north continued with a 2-0 win over Gorleston at Park Drive, writes LEE WITNEY.

The Jammers started well and with 12 minutes played, goalkeeper Jake Jessup pulled off a sensational save to keep the scores level, readjusting his body in mid air to push away Louis Britton's close-range header.

A couple of minutes later, Gorleston missed a golden chance to take the lead when a cross in from Ryan Curtis evaded everyone but was somehow skied over the bar by Luke Johnson from a yard out, at the back post.

On 18 minutes, the visitors were made to pay as Britton capitalised on some hesitancy at the back and stole in to take the ball and rifle home past Jessup, from the edge of the penalty box.

With 24 minutes gone, Maldon scoredd their second goal as another Yates cross was swept home at the back post by Britton.

Just shy of the half hour mark, Britton nearly had his hat-trick.

Industrious play from Harrison Chatting forced the turnover before he played the ball to Britton, whose 25-yard effort cracked off the base of a post.

Gorleston were still a threat though and three minutes later, Richardson hit a post when one on one with Luca.

On the wings, Louie Remi was having another productive afternoon and after beating his man, he squared to Britton who took the shot on and sent the ball narrowly wide.

In the final minutes of the half, Britton headed over Alfie Mason's cross and Terrell, another who has shown everyone what he’s capable of this season, fired just over, having done well to create the space to shoot.

The second half continued much in the same way as the first and with barely three minutes played, Jessup made another fantastic save, this time pawing the ball away to deny Remi.

Gorleston gradually stemmed the Jammers tide and created a couple of half chances of their own, with 25 minutes left.

Dion Frary shot over from distance and there was a teasing ball across the Jammers’ goalmouth from Richardson that nobody reacted to. Dominic Docherty had a great chance to reduce the arrears on 70 minutes, but he headed wide at the near post.

The visitors thought they did have a goal back two minutes later, but it was ruled out for offside; Richardson got a booking for his protestations.

Remi should have wrapped things up with ten minutes left to play but after twisting one way and then the other, he fired over from eight yards out.

A couple of Gorleston free-kicks by Jacek Zielonka and another good effort from Egbri which he put just over after evading a couple of challenges were the last offerings of an ideal afternoon for the Jammers.