Non-league football is enjoying something of a purple patch in north Essex.

This week's Colchester Chat podcast brings you a semi-professional football special with sports reporters Simon Spurgeon and Matt Plummer talking to head of content Dom Bowers.

Subjects include:

  • Braintree Town's struggles in the National League
  • Brightlingsea Regent's resurgence in the Bostick Premier Division
  • The exciting promotion race in the Bostick Division 1 North involving Heybridge Swifts, Maldon & Tiptree and Coggeshall Town   
  • Life in the Essex Senior Division with Stanway Rovers
  • FC Clacton and Brantham Athletic flying the flag in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division
  • Harwich & Parkeston and Halstead Town aiming for promotion from the Thurlow Nunn Division One
  • How Little Oakley and Holland FC have made the step from the Border League to the Thurlow Nunn division

The podcast, and previous episodes, are also available on Buzzsprout and iTunes.

Click here for last week's Colchester United and Ipswich Town podcast.