West Essex produced the shock of the afternoon on Saturday in the Essex Senior League Senior Division, hitting six past St Margaretsbury on the road.

Within eight minutes, Symeon Taylor and Samraj Gill had the away side in control, and two goals in quick succession just before the break from Taylor and Michael Mignot gave West a 4-0 lead at the break.

The stunned hosts started to show their true quality at the start of the second period and by the hour mark they had halved the deficit through Enzo Pereira’s brace.

However, the away side roared back into life and a late double from Mignot completed his hat-trick to extend his side’s unbeaten run to three.

Walthamstow continued their fine form with two wins in a week, first thrashing Leyton Athletic last Tuesday before comfortably beating Takeley on Saturday.

The first of the strikes on Saturday arrived after 17 minutes when, after some good work from Samrai Gebrai and Kieran Bishop, the former delivered for Dwade James to head home.

Only seven minutes later, Bishop added the second when he charged down a clearance and rounded the keeper for an easy tap-in.

James was also at it last Tuesday, scoring twice in a 5-0 win over the league’s bottom side, Leyton Athletic.

He opened the scoring after just 11 minutes and Bishop doubled the advantage six minutes later.

James added the third just before the break and, just after, the game was made completely safe by Jack Folan.

Bishop converted a fifth with 18 minutes remaining, just for good measure.

Athletic’s luck didn’t get any better on Saturday as a goal in each half gave Ilford a comfortable 2-0 win over the strugglers.

Alejandro Seoane-Barber opened the scoring after 10 minutes with a fantastic volley from the edge of the area and, just past the hour mark, Ryan O’Connell made the game safe.

Finally, Redbridge are now winless in three after a draw on last Tuesday was followed by a thumping on Saturday.

Tower Hamlets were the visitors at the weekend and they stormed into a 3-0 lead in the first half courtesy of Luka O’Neil’s brace either side of a Ryan Atkinson penalty.

Dan Gilchrist pulled one back almost immediately but, in the second half, Yoan Edoukou restored the three-goal advantage that moves Hamlets further away from the relegation zone.

Tuesday was another disappointment for the side, albeit in a much different way after they blew a two-goal lead at home to Hoddesdon Town.

Gilchrist and Walid Chaib had Redbridge cruising by the 39th minute.

However, Connor Bolt’s strike on 65 minutes sparked some worry into the hosts, and they conceded again five minutes later to end the game at 2-2.

Meanwhile, Epping Town will be crowned Essex Olympian League Senior Division 4 champions next week if Corinthians drop points.

A 2-0 win away at Galleywood Reserves ended Epping’s season on Saturday after they secured promotion the previous week, but if Corinthians fail to win all three of their remaining games then Billy Cove’s side will also be in receipt of the title.

Lennox Foster scored the club’s 150th goal of the season in the first half which, coupled with a penalty save by Dave Morgan, had Town in front at the break.

Alex Paraskeva then doubled the advantage in the second half.

Corinthians face two games against Galleywood before hosting Toby Reserves in their final game.