Takeley showed no sign of rustiness as they extended their unbeaten run to 10 game by storming to a 7-0 home win on Tuesday night in what was their first match for almost four weeks.
Takeley are set to return to Essex Senior League action on Saturday for their first game of the new year as they host Basildon United at Station Road.
Takeley boss Marc Das is delighted his side will enter 2017 in the top four of the Essex Senior League.
Free-scoring Takeley striker Charlie Cole is relishing life at Station Road.
Dunmow Rhodes U8 Lions rounded the year off with a fine display of passing football and resolute defending to ensure they kept their four-game unbeaten run intact going into the festive break.
Felsted School 1st XV players Jack Rye and Hugo Brown have been selected to represent the U18 Lambs National XV.
The new captains at Bishop’s Stortford Golf Club include Little Canfield’s Stuart Henderson as men’s captain and Felsted School’s Rebecca Earl as junior captain.
Dunmow Atlantis will compete in National Arena League London Division One in 2017 having secured promotion at the end of last year.
Working off the excesses of Christmas Day, Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners joined hundreds of others for the annual Witham Boxing Day Five mile road race.