STANWAY ROVERS were unable to halt Stowmarket Town's charge towards Thurlow Nunn League title glory, sliding to a 3-0 defeat at The Hawthorns.

The Suffolk side moved another point clear at the top of the premier division after completing the double over Danny Slatter's men.

Incredibly, they are still unbeaten and now have a huge 16-point lead over second-placed Newmarket Town.

Elsewhere in the top flight, BRANTHAM ATHLETIC left it late before grabbing a 2-1 victory at home to Kirkley and Pakefield.

Player-manager Michael Brothers hit their spectacular winner in the 90th minute.

FC CLACTON made the long trip to Gorleston with two new faces in their ranks, having re-signed Kevin Coyle and recruited Josh Gould from Tendring neighbours Brightlingsea Regent.

However, the Seasiders suffered a 3-1 defeat on the Norfolk coast.

After falling behind, Wayne Chapman popped up with an equaliser midway through the first half.

Gorleston then scored twice more after the break to wrap up victory.

In first division south, there were huge wins for both COGGESHALL UNITED and HALSTEAD TOWN.

The Weavers ran out 9-0 winners against winless basement boys Fire United - Khris Oti plundered five goals - while Halstead were 8-1 conquerors of Benfleet.

Chris Harris notched a hat-trick for the Humbugs.

However, the most remarkable match of the afternoon came at leaders Lopes Tavares, where WIVENHOE TOWN overturned a three-goal half-time deficit to win 4-3.

There were two goals each from Lewis Stantiall and Jack Mead.

Second-placed LITTLE OAKLEY came from behind to run out 4-1 winners against White Ensign at the Memorial Ground.

Harry Mann was their hat-trick hero and there was also a debut goal from Danny Garrad.

The Acorns had announced an eye-catching signing on the eve of the game, bringing in Ethan Abrahams, the son of Colchester United legend Paul, from neighbours Brantham.

HARWICH AND PARKESTON got back on track with a 3-1 victory at Barkingside.

Harrison Banner scored twice and there was also a goal for Sean Bartlett.

BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT RESERVES lost 5-2 at Hackney Wick while HOLLAND FC lost 3-1 at Frenford on Friday night.