HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS hit the goal trail and notched their second victory in five days after thumping Ware 6-1.

Jody Brown’s men had made a welcome return to winning ways on Tuesday night, defeating Norwich United 3-1.

Prior to that they had gone eight games without a victory, in all competitions, and not won since New Year’s Day.

However, Swifts put more Bostik League division north points on the board thanks to a landslide win at the Aspen Waite Arena.

Ryan Henshaw gave them a dream start and although Marcus Milner soon equalised, goals either side of the half-hour mark followed from eventual hat-trick hero Matthew Price and Harrison Chatting.

Juan Luque made it four just before the break and Price notched two more in the second period to bring up his treble and complete a highly-satisfying 6-1 victory.

Swifts have signed Charles Clayden on a work experience deal from Leyton Orient and the winger appeared as a second-half substitute for Luque.

Striker Tim Monsheju has been released, though.

Elsewhere, MALDON AND TIPTREE conceded a late equaliser in their 2-2 draw at Grays Athletic.

The Jammers had been hunting their third win in four games and were leading at the break thanks to a goal from James Shepherd.

New signing Joe Ellul made it two early in the second half but Grays rallied and gave themselves a late lifeline through Stanley Muguo.

Tommy Wade then rescued a point three minutes from time.

Maldon have signed Max Porter on loan from Chelmsford City.

The deal is initially for a month and the midfielder went straight into the starting line-up for Saturday’s game.

Meanwhile, defenders Dexter Peter and Joshua Pollard have left the Park Drive club.

WITHAM TOWN were left without a game following the postponement of their match at home to Norwich United.

Boss Adam Flint had said some of his players needed “a kick up the backside” after losing 1-0 at Bury Town last Tuesday.

It followed a defeat against Ware and a draw at rock-bottom Cheshunt.

Maldon, Witham and Heybridge are all on their travels on Tuesday night, at Cheshunt, Mildenhall and Norwich United respectively.

BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT were unable to halt title-chasing Margate as the sides met in a premier division showdown at the Taydal Stadium.

The R’s were hoping to put a spanner in the Kent side’s works and get their own campaign back on track, after back-to-back 3-2 defeats.

However, it was Margate, battling at the top of the table alongside the likes of Billericay Town and Dulwich Hamlet, who took the spoils courtesy of a 1-0 victory.

Kane Haysman scored the only goal after 79 minutes.