Walthamstow remain on pace with both Hashtag United and Saffron Walden Town at the top of the Essex Senior League Senior Division after an entertaining 4-2 win away at West Essex on Saturday.

Stow found themselves with a comfortable 3-0 lead at the break courtesy of Dwade James scoring either side of Callum Ibe’s goal before West threatened a comeback through Jamie Bennett’s own goal.

Lewis Francis restored the cushion late on before Callum Bloss pulled a further goal back deep into added time.

A quick start from Walthamstow saw them take the lead inside the first minute when they were awarded a penalty which James stepped up to convert.

The visitors dominated the opening period and duly doubled their lead later on in the first half as Charlie Yexley delivered a perfect cross for Ibe to nod home at the far post.

Stow asserted their dominance further before the break. Samrai Gebrai was brought down and the resulting quick free-kick was slid down the middle to James, and he slotted past the keeper to double his tally for the game.

West improved upon the start of the second half and got the goal their endeavour deserved when a cross from the right hand side following a good move deflected past James Bransgrove off the shin of Bennett.

The hosts, though, were reduced to 10 men late on when Josh French received a second yellow card, and Stow capitalised by adding a fourth through Francis’ header at the far post.

Bloss pulled another one back for West right at the death, but the damage had already been done, initially leaving Stow second before they dropped a place after Saffron Walden’s win on Tuesday. West, meanwhile, were in action last night at home to Stansted in the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy.

Woodford Town were knocked out of the London Senior Cup on Tuesday after a 2-1 loss at home to Corinthian Casuals.

Ollie Snitch slid the Isthmian League Premier Division side in front early on before Woodford levelled through Dion Lewis-Kirwan, but it wasn't to be for Town as Ben Chelkit restored Casuals' lead late on.

There was also defeat for Town on Saturday as they went down 3-0 to high-flying Hashtag United through goals from Jamie Hursit, Ross Gleed and Harry Honesty.

Charlie Edwards scored a stoppage time winner to seal a thrilling 4-3 win for Waltham Abbey in their Isthmian South Central game against Staines Town.

Prince Domafriyie put Abbey in front but Dara Dada-Anite quickly levelled to make it all square at the break.

Joey Taylor put Staines in front on 66 minutes only for Leonne McKenzie to level again, but Klajdo Cani edged the visitors ahead once more.

McKenzie made it 3-3 with eight minutes remaining, and Edwards then popped up with the winner to push Abbey back into the play-off spots.

Finally, Epping Town lost a home league game for the first time in over a year as May & Baker EC Reserves completed a 5-2 win in the Essex Olympian League Division Two.

Kurt Smith and Joe Thomas put Epping 2-0 ahead, but May & Baker hit back to take all the points.