It was 13th time unlucky for Takeley as their 12-match unbeaten run was ended on Saturday.
After a three week break, due to the weather, Dunmow Rhodes Lions U18s were back in league action at High Easter on Sunday beating Springfield Youth 2-1.
Barnston went down 3-2 to second in the table Coggeshall Town Reserves in the Essex and Suffolk Border League Premier Division following the departure of their second manager of the season.
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.
Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners (GFDR) were out in force on Sunday, with 19 men and 12 women competing in the third race of the Mid-Essex cross country league.
Dunmow ski racer Kieran Norris got a win under his belt ahead of his first appearance at the FIA Alpine World Ski Championships in St Moritz, Switzerland.
There was a spectacular start to the 2017 Essex County Championships for Dunmow Atlantis Swimming Club.
Felsted School’s mixed senior tennis team is through to the National Aegon Tennis Finals after their triumph over Culford in the regional final.
A misty Sunday morning did not deter Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners (GFDR) from taking part in the Braintree Boggle marathon or a half marathon at Great Bentley.
Those nerve bugs are biting as the Ridley League season enters its home straight.
Dunmow Atlantis Swimming Club said an emotional goodbye to head coach Steve Turner as he headed towards his retirement.
Felsted School are celebrating yet more national and regional success in hockey.
Ex-Felsted student Max Malins has kept hold of his England U20 place for the upcoming Six Nations Championship.