LITTLE OAKLEY showed their Thurlow Nunn League first division south title credentials with a feast of goals in an 8-0 victory at home to lowly Newbury Forest.

The Acorns kept up the heat on pacesetters Lopes Tavares thanks to goals from Harry Mann, Greg Rodger (two), Luke Mayhew (two), Harry Miller, Lewis Wood and Brad James.

Matt Carmichael’s men are in scintillating form but remain second as Lopes won 2-0 at home to Burnham Ramblers.

Elsewhere, COGGESHALL UNITED enjoyed a landslide win of their own, running out 5-1 victors at BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT RESERVES.

The Weavers were leading at the break through Khris Oti.

Lewis Soraf doubled their advantage and although Regent halved the deficit, Hayden Lowry made it 3-1.

Hussainou Jaffa extended the lead before a second from Lowry.

HALSTEAD TOWN were another of our teams to pocket three points, securing a 1-0 victory at Wormley Rovers.

The Humbugs’ winner came from a late striker by Jordan Pavett.

HARWICH AND PARKESTON produced a great response following last week’s 7-1 mauling at the hands of White Ensign, racing into a 2-0 lead at Bentleet thanks to goals from Jett Hogan and Jake Plane.

That was after the hosts had seen a penalty saved by Sam Felgate.

However, Benfleet pulled one back at the start of the second half before equalising just before the hour-mark.

Joe Martin’s unstoppable header on the stroke of half-time gave HOLLAND FC an interval lead in their 1-1 draw at home to White Ensign.

The visitors equalised early in the second period to make it all-square.

WIVENHOE TOWN suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to Barkingside.

All the goals came in the second half, with the visitors storming into a three-goal lead before Jack Mead stooped to head in Tom Lakin’s cross.

STANWAY ROVERS were left without a game following the postponement of their premier division match at home to fellow high-fliers Norwich United.

However, there were two other top-flight games of note with FC CLACTON hosting Haverhill Rovers and BRANTHAM ATHLETIC at home to Thetford Town.

Both recorded impressive victories.

The Seasiders stormed to a 5-1 success and got off to a dream start with a fourth-minute goal from Jake Clowsley.

Two penalties in as many minutes then sparked the game into life.

Haverhill scored theirs before Clowsley slotted home from the spot to make it 2-1.

Ricky Griggs nodded home early in the second half and Jordan Lartey made it 4-1, tapping in after a knockdown by Chris Ribchester.

Kyelan Marvell’s late corner then curled straight into the net to make it high fives for Tom Austin’s men.

Brantham ran out 3-1 winners, having been two-up at the break thanks to recent acquisition Joss Neale.

Sean Gunn’s second-half penalty gave the hosts another goal and although Thetford threw themselves a lifeline, it was not enough to take the gloss off a highly-satisfying afternoon for Michael Brother’s side.