It's one of those weeks when there are a number of candidates for star performers from the north Essex sides playing in the two tiers of the Thurlow Nunn League.

In both the premier division and division one south there are sides that would be worthy winners of the weekly award, but it can only go to one and theirs was an eye-catching success.

The action in the premier division saw FC Clacton and Brantham Athletic at home and both enjoyed treating their fans to three-point hauls.

Clacton were hosting Great Yarmouth Town and took the lead when Karl Andrade fired home his 20th goal of the campaign and the Seasiders' 100th.

It gave them the half-time lead and Jake Clowsley then stepped off the bench to fired home a second-half double to complete 3-0 victory against the Bloaters.

Brantham, meanwhile, were at home against fifth-placed Walsham le Willows and also had success as they won 1-0 thanks to a second-half headed goal by Craig Hughes that lifted the Imps up two places to sixth in the table.

There were more strong results in division one south.

One of those came at May & Baker as promotion-chasing Halstead Town secured a 2-0 win thanks to goals by Chris Harris and Jordan Pavett in the second half.

It ensured Halstead's slim title hopes stayed alive, but - more importantly - strengthened their grip on second place in the table.

That was helped by a defeat for third-placed White Ensign as they were beaten 2-0 at Holland FC.

Another side having a fine away-day were Wivenhoe Town, who recorded their fifth victory in their last six league games with a 3-2 win at Wormley Rovers.

Lewis Stantiall put Wivenhoe ahead and Ross James regained the lead for the Dragons after Wormley had pulled level before the break.

And although the hosts equalised again, James instantly restored the lead for a 3-2 victory.

Braintree Town Reserves were another side enjoying success on the road as they won 2-1 at bottom side Fire United and that was a result that would have been welcomed by another local side - Brightlingsea Regent Reserves.

The R's Reserves lie just one place above Fire United and had looked on course for a valuable win as they led 2-0 at half-time against Newbury Forest thanks to a Charlie Gilbert brace.

However, visitors Newbury Forest hit them with a five-goal salvo after the break to win 5-2 in a game of two halves.

There was also a defeat for Little Oakley as the Acorns lost 2-0 at Hackney Wick, but Harwich & Parkeston had a strong second half performance in a 4-1 victory against Lopes Tavares at the Royal Oak.

Jordan Heath scored a hat-trick for the Shrimpers.

So it just remains to hand the star performers their award and this week's honour goes to Holland FC.

Halstead, Wivenhoe, Clacton and Brantham could lay claim to it, but Holland's tremendous win against division one south's third-placed side was the one that caught the eye more than any.

Meanwhile, Essex Senior League action saw Stanway Rovers held to a goalless draw by West Essex at the Hawthorns.