Dwade James scored a hat-trick of penalties for Walthamstow as they kept pace with the top two in the Essex Senior League Senior Division with a 4-1 win at Southend Manor.

James gave Stow the lead just before the half hour mark when he was brought down in the area when through on goal, and he stepped up to convert the resulting penalty.

The striker stepped up from the spot again in the second half, this time after Callum Ibe was brought down, to make it 2-0, but after Manor were reduced to 10 men for Ope Masuro's second yellow, they pulled a goal back via Larry Akanbi.

Within five minutes though, James completed his hat-trick with the third penalty and the fourth from Aiken came when he flicked home Vinny Murphy’s free-kick.

Stow were also in action last night as they travelled to mid-table Enfield, looking to extend their winning run to six games.

Redbridge eased into the quarter-finals of the Errington Challenge Cup with a 4-0 win over Enfield on Saturday.

Tony Martin scored his first goal for the club to open the scoring after 20 minutes, sliding in to convert Jack Blackledge’s cross, and Taylor Tombides then slotted in his 12th goal of the campaign to double the lead before the break.

Martin and Blackledge combined again in the second half as the former was left unmarked from a corner, and the brace-scorer then turned provider for Dan Gilchrist in the dying minutes.

The Motormen were also in action last night when they visited Clapton.

Having previously not won since September 7, Ilford have tasted success twice in the space of a week after a 4-3 friendly win at Coggeshall United on Saturday and a 3-1 league success against Takeley last Wednesday.

After Coggeshall had taken an early lead, David Olayokun lobbed in an equaliser on 15 minutes and Andre Emablo put them ahead 10 minutes later when his cross beat the keeper at the near post.

The hosts led again via own goals from Valtor Simao and Jude Fudge, but Ryan O’Connell’s powerful effort levelled it at 3-3 before Embalo won it with three minutes to go.

Last week against Takeley, second-half goals from Ali Al-Nashi (2) and Gregory Akpele moved Ilford up a place in the division ahead of their game against Sporting Bengal United last night.

West Essex missed the chance to go third in the table on Tuesday as they lost 1-0 at Cockfosters as Edward Clarke's goal have the hosts their second consecutive win.

Waltham Abbey’s final Velocity Trophy group game ended in defeat as they lost 3-2 at Aveley on Monday.

Junior Appiah's first-half strike made it 2-1 to the hosts, who went further ahead in the second half before Aron Gordon's consolation.

Abbey did, though, reach the fourth round of the Essex Senior Cup with a 2-1 win at Coggeshall Town on Saturday thanks to goals from Leonne McKenzie and Jack Davaney.

Finally, Epping Town extended their unbeaten run in the Essex Olympian League Senior Division Two to five games as debutant Jayden Hocking-Rising's brace helped them beat Beacon Hill Rovers 2-1.