JAKE Robinson netted twice as Bostik League pacesetters Billericay Town ran out 4-0 winners against Brightlingsea Regent tonight.

It was their sixth win in seven games and a result that ended the in-form visitors’ own proud run of three straight league victories.

Billericay were ahead at the break thanks to well-taken strike by Adam Cunnington.

The striker connected with a deep cross from the right and sent a low, overhead kick spinning under goalkeeper Sam Cowler.

Billericay’s second then followed just after the hour-mark.

It came against the run of play but was a quality effort from Robinson, powering an unstoppable volley into the net from 20 yards.

The hosts added their third six minutes from time through Robinson, who was played in on goal and coolly prodded the ball past Cowler.

Substitute Jermaine Pennant’s sublime free-kick in stoppage time completed the 4-0 success.

Glenn Tamplin’s hosts deserved to be ahead at the break, having created other chances and also struck the woodwork during the opening period.

Two of their most notable opportunities had come during the first five minutes.

First, Robert Evans saw a powerful drive turned over by Cowler.

Then Louie Theophanous unleashed a rising shot that clattered back off the bar.

Billericay nearly scored just before Cunnington’s goal when Robert Swaine’s half-volley was shovelled off the line by Regent captain Matt Cripps.

Swaine then headed just over in first-half stoppage time but the hosts only held a slender one-goal lead at the break.

Battling Brightlingsea were still in the game and they might even have gone in level, had Billy Hunt – the scorer of their brilliant winner against Enfield Town – not sent a header just wide from Robbie Rees’ cross.

Rees was also involved in the first chance of the second period when he tried his luck with a drive from the edge of the area – only to be denied by diving keeper Alan Julian.

And the buoyant visitors went close again soon after when Freddie Gard’s low centre from the left was blazed over at the far post by Phil Kelly.

It was a chance Brightlingsea were to regret as Billericay doubled their lead on 62 minutes, through Robinson.

Substitute Joe Ellul then saw a header blocked on the line before substitute Billy Bricknell’s low shot struck the base of the Regent post.

However, it was only a matter of time before a third goal followed and it came six minutes from the end, scored by that man Robinson.

Pennant then put the icing on the cake with a great goal from a free-kick, in stoppage time, curling the ball over the wall and into the top corner from 25 yards.