Saffron Walden Town found Essex Senior League leaders too much to handle as they slumped to defeat at Catons Lane.

The Bloods trailed 2-0 by half-time and eventually finished on the wrong end of a 3-0 score.

Danny Norton and Louie Johnson got the goals in the first half with Usman Adeniji bagging the third in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

There was a good crowd though, 330, and Walden will hope for more of the same when they host Little Oakley on Saturday.

Takeley had a much better afternoon as they won 4-0 away to Southend Manor.

Southend Manor punished for early mistakes as clinical Takeley cruise to a 4-0 win.

They were two-up in seven minutes, Charli Allum and George Frodsham on target and the game was virtually wrapped up on 25 minutes as Jayden Gipson pounced on a mistake

Jordan Westcott finished the scoring off seven minutes in the second half.

They go to Barking on Saturday.

Stansted also won by the same score, beating Halstead Town away with goals from Asuaan Siddik, George O’Connor, Michael Migmot and Andre Enbalo.

The Airportmen host Redbridge at the weekend.

Saffron Walden PSG U12 Girls Blacks moved up to second in the table with a 3-0 win over Cambourne Town.

With regular keeper Lexi away, Lilia Heinreich and Tilly-Mae Brundell shared goalkeeping duties with a half each.

The latter was playing out though when she got an assist on Besi Bell's second goal. PSG turning round at half-time with a 2-0 lead.

The third came late on, a surging run and pass from Harriet Venning allowing Ella Preston to score but there were good performances elsewhere.

Cambourne were always a threat on the break but Daisie Colgan and Jasmine Stock were alert to cut out several dangerous passes.

In the second half, Leela Hewinson and Ella Snelson brought fresh legs to the pitch and the team played some of their best football of the season.

Olivia Hornby in particular was winning balls in midfield and giving Cambourne very little space and time while Isla Purbrick was a threat on the wing.

High Easter had a bad day as they were beaten 4-0 at home to Redstones in Championship Pool C of the Chelmsford Sunday League.

It may have been different had a first minute effort from George Paola counted but his lobbed effort seemed to bounce through the net at the back of the goal and the decision was no goal.

Easter goalkeeper Kevin Newton had to make a number of saves after that as Redstones pushed forward and they eventually found a way through with Joe Stevens scoring.

The first half had been an even affair but Redstones had the better of the second.

John Hodgson made it two from a corner and the same avenue produced the third from James Clarke.

Glen Auvache made it four but Easter still remain second in the table.