STANWAY Pegasus are six points clear at the top of the Essex and Suffolk Border League premier division after a comprehensive 3-0 win at struggling Earls Colne.

Colne are now in the bottom three.

Meanwhile, Barnston secured their fourth league win, beating White Notley, who remain in 15th place.

Charlie Hannam got both goals in a 2-1 victory while Sean Radley replied.

Dean Green, Ben Palmer and Regan Farley-Hearn all received their marching orders.

Hatfield Peverel were again on the rampage with an overwhelming 8-0 victory at Brantham Athletic Reserves, who are firmly in the basement position and, on present form, look like relegation fodder.

Lawrence Hale, who netted five times last week, scored once, along with Paul Grimsey, Lewis Nial and Ryan Whiteman, while it was Joel Older who grabbed the headlines with four goals.

There was an exciting match at West Bergholt, where six goals were shared with Flitch United.

Bergholt were indebted to Jack Harrington, Liam Springett and David Weir for their goals, while for the visitors, a brace from James Oates and one from Mathew Wickham ensured parity after 90 minutes.

Another six-goal thriller was played out at Dedham Old Boys, where Great Bentley were the visitors.

James Parker, John Vitelli and Harry Welham were the home marksmen.

Great Bentley, who are having a decent campaign, replied through Dale Brown and a brace form Charlie Darling and are now fourth in the table.

Tiptree Heath moved into second place after a convincing 3-0 win over Tiptree Engaine, with goals from Charlie Green, Ryan Knill-Jones and Benjamin Turner.

Lawford Lads and Little Oakley fought out a 1-1 draw at School Lane, with Oliver Mann striking his 12th goal of the season for the Lads, with Jacob Kioussis replying.

In division one, promoted Gosfield United lead the table by one point after a comfortable victory at Belle Vue Social.

Josh Grimes scored the home goal and Mark Whiskin’s side prevailed through Jack Gilder, Bobby Pike and two from Andrew Turner.

Meanwhile, Cressing United beat visiting Mersea Island 3-1 to keep in touch with the chasing pack and Sudbury Sports won their Friday night clash when they beat a spirited Boxted lodgers 6-0.

Bures United beat lowly Little Oakley A 6-2.

Two goals each from Ashley Drew and Courtney Prince and one each from Thomas Bailey and Lloyd Finch set them on their way, but the visitors responded through Josh Pearce and Marvin Upson.

In the third division, Oyster are top of the table following a thrashing of luckless Cavendish Reserves 9-1.

Ben Scholes helped himself to a hat-trick and Danny Clements hit two and there was one each for Jay Barber, Matt Barber, Sam Barber and Alex Washington.

Third-place St Osyth also overwhelmed their visitors, Brantham Athletic, 6-1.

A Kalon Harms hat-trick set them on their way, with Mason Carey, Ben Mann and Ben O’Hara completing the scoring

In the Essex Premier Cup, Gas Recreation moved into the next round with a 3-1 win over Arthurian League side Old Forresters.

Luke Edwards, Aston Firkins and Luke Taylor were the scorers.

In the Essex Junior Cup, there was a notable win for Lawford Lads Reserves, beating their hosts, Witham Town under-23s, 1-0, with the solitary goal from James Lee.

FC Clacton Reserves went through against Langham Lodgers 3-2, with goals from Lyndon Bramhall, Jordon Brazitis and Charlie Toms.

RESULTS: Essex and Suffolk Border League: Essex Premier Cup round two: Gas Recreation 3 Old Forresters 1.

Essex Junior Cup round two: Alresford Colne Rangers 5 Stanway Rovers Res 1, FC Clacton Res 3 Langham Lodgers 2, Flitch United Res 0 Brentwood United 3, ,Great Bentley Res 1 Tiptree Jobserve 4, Kelvedon Social 1 Little Clacton 0, Rowhedge 0 Colne Athletic 5, Stanway Pegasus Res 1 Wormingford Wanderers 0, Witham Town U23 0 Lawford Lads Res 1.

Premier division: Barnston 2 White Notley 1, Brantham Athletic Res 0 Hatfield Peverel 8, Dedham Old Boys 3 Great Bentley 3, Earls Colne 0 Stanway Pegasus 3, Lawford Lads 1 Little Oakley Res 1, Tiptree Heath 3 Tiptree Engaine 0, West Bergholt 3 Flitch United 3.

Division one: Belle Vue Social 1 Gosfield United 4, Bures United 6 Little Oakley A 2, Cressing United 3 Mersea Island 1, Sudbury Sports 6 Boxted Lodgers 0.

Division Two: Hatfield Peverel Res 3 Dedham Old Boys Res 0, Tollsbury 2 Hedinghams United 2.

Division three: Hedinghams United Res 0 Barnston Res 4, Oyster 9 Cavendish Res 1.

Tommy Thompson Cup round one: Boxted Lodgers Res 1 Shrub End United 3, Bradfield Rovers 0 Tavern 7, Cavendish 8 Gas Recreation Res 3, Elmden Rovers 1 Tiptree Jobserve Res 3, Harwich Rangers 4 Harwich & Parkeston Res 1, St Osyth 6 Brantham Athletic A 1, Tiptree Engaine Res 2 Tiptree Heath Res 2 (4-5 pens).