Redbridge rounded off their remarkable improvement in the second half of the Essex Senior League Senior Division season by crushing St Margaretsbury 10-0 on the final day.

Taylor Tombides struck after only five minutes to give them the lead and he added a second within minutes to give Redbridge total control early on.

Marcus Carter’s effort then deflected in to extend the lead, Tombides completed his hat-trick and Conor Okus headed home to inflict more misery on the hosts and give Redbridge a commanding 5-0 lead at the break.

The second half was all about one man, though, as Dan Gilchrist netted all five of his side’s goals to help them reach double figures.

He first waltzed into the box completely unchallenged and calmly slotted home before taking a touch to bring down Daniel McCullock’s cross and firing home for Redbridge’s seventh.

He completed his hat-trick four minutes later and coolly added his fourth before, with four minutes to go, he converted a cross to make it 10.

Leyton Athletic may have been relegated from step 5 but they weren’t going down without a fight and managed to prevent Stansted from winning the title by beating them 1-0.

The visitors almost had the perfect start when they were awarded a penalty only 11 minutes in, but Callum Ibe couldn’t convert.

The game’s defining moment came just on the hour mark when Ike Izuchukwu netted the winner, and although it prevented Stansted from becoming league champions, they do have the Errington Challenge Cup final to look forward to next week, having also already won the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy.

Walthamstow confirmed a third-place finish for this season with a 5-2 win away at Southend Manor.

Kieran Bishop put Stow in front when he poked home from Dwade James’ shot, and only two minutes later James fired in himself.

James netted a penalty to make it three after just 25 minutes only for Kyle Jude to reduce the arrears just before the 45-minute mark, but on the stroke of half-time James restored the three-goal cushion with another penalty.

Stow managed to add a fifth in first-half stoppage time when Samraj Gebrai’s shot was fumbled by the Manor goalkeeper, and Reece Conway rattled home the loose ball.

Mo Kargbo pulled another back for the hosts in the second half with a penalty, but they couldn’t reduce the gap any further and Stow collected the points.

Ilford sealed a mid-table finish after a narrow defeat at fifth-placed Takeley.

First-half goals from Andre Humphries and Josh Sykes had the hosts in control, but Ilford fought back and levelled through Andre Embalo and Billy Golledge.

However, they couldn’t hold onto their point after conceding a penalty in the final minute, which Nick Barrett duly converted.

Finally, West Essex were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Tower Hamlets to finish in 13th place in the table, with Michael Mignot levelling with 15 minutes to go after Tyrees Morris' opener.