BRAINTREE TOWN breathed life into their quest for survival after a much-needed 2-0 victory at home to Bath City.

The sides met in a Vanarama National League South contest at the Ironmongery Direct Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

George Borg's side were in need of a pick-me-up, after going five games without a victory, and duly came up with the goods thanks to two second-half goals.

Jordan Chiedozie put them ahead on the hour-mark and Liam Smyth doubled their lead on 92 minutes.

With other sides around them at the bottom dropping points, Braintree moved up to 18th.

Next up for the Iron is a trip to Essex neighbours Billericay Town, on Saturday.

Elsewhere, more inclement weather led to postponements across the non-league circuit.

One of the more high-profile casualties was BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT'S BetVictor Isthmian League premier division contest at home to East Thurrock United.

The R's are second from bottom in the table and head to fifth-placed Cray Wanderers on Saturday.

Eight of the nine division north fixtures were also postponed because of the weather.

Among the casualties was the derby between COGGESHALL TOWN and MALDON AND TIPTREE and WITHAM TOWN'S trip to Felixstowe and Walton United.

However, the one that went ahead involved HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS, as Karl Duguid's side suffered a 2-1 defeat at AFC Sudbury.

Alex Teniola put them ahead just after the hour-mark but two late penalties swung the match on its head.

Both were converted by Callum Harrison.

Predictably, games were also off in the Thurlow Nunn League.

By coincidence, FC CLACTON and BRANTHAM ATHLETIC did not have fixtures anyway on a rare weekend off for the Seasiders and Imps.

STANWAY ROVERS had been due to be in premier division action at Whitton United but the game was called off, because of the waterlogged state of the King George V Fields pitch.

In first division south, LITTLE OAKLEY and HARWICH AND PARKESTON also had a weekend off anyway but the weather got the better of Friday's scheduled derby between HALSTEAD TOWN and HOLLAND FC.

COGGESHALL UNITED'S home game with Wormley Rovers was off, as was WIVENHOE TOWN'S trip to Benfleet.

There are a few fixtures of note scheduled for this week.

In Isthmian League division north, Tuesday's action sees Coggeshall go to Histon and Maldon visit Tilbury.

Holland are due to head to Barkingside for a Thurlow Nunn League first division south clash on Monday while Coggeshall and Oakley are set to meet at West Street on Tuesday.

On Thursday night, Halstead make the trip to Fire United.