Causing a cup upset is always a sweet moment for any team and doing that in the FA Vase has not only earned progress for one north Essex side but also the top performance award from our step five and six clubs still involved.

They had strong competition from a couple of other sides, though, as it proved to be a good day of first round proper action for three Thurlow Nunn League clubs.

Premier division duo FC Clacton and Stanway Rovers earned their places in the second round with impressive wins on the road.

Stanway are going strongly in the Thurlow Nunn League premier division, but knew they would face a stiff test as they travelled to a Lopes Tavares side who are flying high at the top of division one south.

However, Rovers imposed their superiority to make progress with a 3-2 victory as goals from Milo Grimes, Curtis Haynes-Brown and Marley Andrews ensured Danny Slatter’s team would have their name in the hat for the next round.

Another manager with reason to be cheerful is FC Clacton’s Tom Austin as his premier division side also progressed with a 2-0 away win.

The Seasiders had to get a result against a robust challenge from uhlsport Hellenic League division one east team Risborough Rangers and got the job done thanks to two penalties.

The first came in the 33rd minute when Jake Clowsley picked himself up after being fouled and slotted home from the spot and he repeated the feat in the 88th minute to ensure Clacton held off a stiff examination from the hosts.

Both performances by Clacton and Stanway were impressive and worthy of note, but they were pipped to the top display award by a side who had to overturn league placings to earn their FA Vase progress.

It is Coggeshall United who earn that accolade this week as the Weavers, who play in Thurlow Nunn League division one south, edged out premier division side Brantham Athletic.

In the end a first-half strike from Khris Oti was enough to give Coggeshall a 1-0 win, their place in the next round and the day’s top honour.