BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT registered their first win of the new Pitching In Isthmian League Premier season with an impressive 2-1 win at Lewes.

A goal from Valter Rocha with 19 minutes remaining gave the R’s all three points at the Dripping Pan.

Lewes had taken the lead through Aaron Cosgrave but that had been cancelled out by Jerry Kamanzi, just after the half hour mark.

In division one north, MALDON AND TIPTREE were held to a 1-1 draw by Brentwood Town in an Essex derby at Park Drive.

Martyn Stokes earned the Jammers a point with a goal just after half-time, after Brentwood had taken the lead through Rob Harvey.

HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS fell to a 2-0 defeat at Coggeshall Town.

There was also disappointment for WITHAM TOWN, who were beaten 2-0 at home by Hanwell Town to go out of the FA Trophy.

JAKE Phillips struck twice as STANWAY ROVERS played out a six-goal thriller at Kirkley and Pakefield, in the Thurlow Nunn League premier division.

Daniel Gilchrist was also on the scoresheet for Danny Slatter’s side, in the 3-3 draw.

FC CLACTON chalked up their second league win of the season thanks to a 3-2 triumph at Thetford Town.

Sean Bartlett stepped off the bench to score his first goal for the club as Seasiders celebrated their 500th league game with a win over Thetford Town at The Austin Arena.

The hosts trailed twice in the first half, Jordan Blackwell pulling them level on both occasions, before Bartlett entered the fray in the second half, scoring the winning goal with six minutes remaining.

LITTLE OAKLEY were knocked off top spot in Thurlow Nunn League division south following their 3-1 home defeat to Athletic Newham.

There was better news though for WIVENHOE TOWN, who registered their first league win of the season with a 3-1 triumph at Wormley Rovers.

HOLLAND FC drew 1-1 at Benfleet while on Friday night, HARWICH AND PARKESTON came away from May and Baker with a 1-1 draw.

BRAINTREE TOWN continued their preparations for the new National League South season with a 1-0 friendly defeat at the hands of Maidenhead United.