Charlie Stimson netted his fourth goal of the season to help Waltham Abbey secure their fifth win a row, as they fought back to beat South Park 2-1 away from home.

Two goals in quick succession from Ronnie Winn and Stimson ensured a quick turnaround for the Abbott's, who remain in second place in the Bostik South Central League, just three points behind leaders Bracknell Town.

With Mark Stimson having to contend with injuries to Ross Dedman and George Winn, the Abbey boss had to name a makeshift back four with midfielder James Goode partnering Ricky Brennan at centre-back.

After a relatively quiet first half, it was South Park who took the lead following the re-start thanks to Jay Bradley’s effort from 25-yards which hit the inside of the post before nestling into the back of the net.

But Abbey would be back on level terms inside seven minutes, as having been brought down inside the area, Winn stepped up to calmly dispatch his spot-kick.

Bradley then went from hero to villain for the home side when he was dismissed for a second bookable offence and the Abbott's capitalised on South Park’s ill-discipline when Stimson finished off a fine team move to slot home the winner from close-range with 25 minutes remaining.

Manager Stimson told the club’s website: "On an awful day and an even first half, the lads showed some good qualities in the second half to score two good goals within ten minutes. Places and days like this can be tough so it was pleasing to come away with another three points."

Elsewhere, in the Essex Senior League, Walthamstow returned to winning ways in style as they moved up to sixth place thanks to a 4-1 win over Sawbridgeworth Town.

Billy Jones put Ryan Maxwell’s men in front in the 18th minute, before Joe Wright’s penalty levelled matters seven minutes later.

But Sawbridgeworth would only be back on level terms for three minutes, as Jake Giddings restored Walthamstow’s lead and a powerful free-kick from Lee Flynn ensured Maxwell’s side went in 3-1 up at the break.

A string of saves from Jarvis Monk kept Walthamstow at bay in the second half, but he was finally beaten when top scorer James Peagram scored his ninth of the season from the spot to make it 4-1.

Ilford extended their unbeaten run to six games in the league, as goals from Dan Haigh, Seye Okunlola and Callum Maltese ensured they beat St Margaretsbury 3-0.

Haigh opened the scoring in the 15th minute when he turned home from close range before Okunlola extended Ilford’s advantage ten minutes after the restart.

The points were sealed when Maltese added a third on the stroke of full-time thanks to a fine strike which found the bottom corner.

Redbridge’s season is back on track after they fought back from two goals down to beat Southend Manor 3-2.

A first half double from Nathan Dewberry put Southend well in control, but Michael Ogboin pulled one back on the stroke of half time to give the Motromen some hope.

That goal ensured the momentum was with Redbridge following the re-start and they got back on level-terms through Asher Modeste, who tapped home from close-range with 25 minutes remaining.

The turnaround was then complete in the 73rd minute when Vinny Murphy curled a lovely free-kick into the top corner to ensure Redbridge returned to winning ways.

West Essex failed to build on their morale boosting win over Barkingside in mid-week, as they fell to a 1-0 defeat to Stanstead thanks to Callum Ibe’s strike two minutes after the re-start.

Josh French’s dismissal on the half-hour mark gave West Essex a mountain to climb and they fell behind when Ibe got his name on the scoresheet following the re-start.

Goalkeeper Jack Coker kept West Essex in the affair when he saved a spot-kick on the hour mark but Kwame Kwateng’s side couldn’t find that all important equaliser, leaving them in 16th place in the table.

In the Essex Premier Cup, Buckhurst Hill are safely through to the next round after they thrashed Shenfield A.F.C 8-0, but it wasn’t a good day for their reserves, who were beaten 9-2 by new leaders Epping Town in the Essex Olympian League Senior Division 4.

Alex Paraskeva scored a hat-trick, while Skirhantas Bulauka and Tim Curtis both notched a brace to put Epping well in control.

Jamie Hart and Harry Watkins also got their names on the score-sheet to provide manager Billy Cove with a perfect response following last week’s defeat to Corinthians.