HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS and MALDON AND TIPTREE boosted their Bostik League division north play-off hopes with victories on Tuesday night.

Swifts won 3-0 at Soham Town Rangers thanks to an own goal from Josh Pope and second-half efforts from Harrison Chatting and Luke Callander.

Maldon, meanwhile, had Lee Barnard, Joe Ellul and Ryan Clampin on target in a 3-1 victory at home to Barking.

Jody Brown's Heybridge are sixth in the table with 68 points from 39 games while the Jammers are seventh with 66 from 41.

Elsewhere, Thurlow Nunn League leaders COGGESHALL TOWN remain a point clear at the top of the premier division after a 2-0 victory at home to Saffron Walden Town.

Second-placed Felixstowe and Walton stayed in touch with a 2-0 victory at home to Ipswich Wanderers.

WIVENHOE TOWN lost 4-0 at Great Yarmouth Town while the derby between FC CLACTON and STANWAY ROVERS was postponed, due to the waterlogged state of the Rush Green Bowl pitch.

Kane Gilbert (two) and Chris Harris goals helped HALSTEAD TOWN to a 3-0 victory at LITTLE OAKLEY while elsewhere in division one, HOLLAND FC ran out 6-0 winners at Needham Market Reserves.

BRAINTREE TOWN RESERVES suffered heartache in their First Division Knockout Cup semi-final against Wisbech St Mary, in a match switched to AFC Sudbury.

After drawing 1-1, they lost 3-2 on penalties.