Takeley boss Marc Das has been left to weigh up the pros and cons of an enforced break on his high-flying Essex Senior League side.
Dunmow Rhodes Lions U18s put in an excellent team performance to draw 3-3 away at Coggeshall Town Reds in the league cup group B on Sunday.
Takeley’s 2-1 home win over Wadham Lodge on Saturday extended their unbeaten Essex Senior League run to four games.
Takeley claimed six points from six with Essex Senior League wins on Saturday and Tuesday night.
Takeley’s point from a 2-2 draw with Barkingside on Tuesday night saw them already equal their Essex Senior League points tally of last season.
It was the final week of matches for some of the Dunmow Crests teams this week, before heading in to the festive break.
Felsted School’s rugby team will face Manchester Grammar School next week in the quarter-finals of the prestigious U18 NatWest Schools Cup.
The Felsted U14 netball team finished third in the county after scoring an incredible total of 81 goals across eight matches in the Essex Round of the National Schools Competition.
Three players from the West Essex Judo Club in Stebbing ventured to the Harlow Judo Club Tournament and had some fantastic results.
Jonathan Albon claimed a stunning victory in Canada to secure his third consecutive Obstacle Course Racing World Championship title.
With much of the squad away training in Italy, the Dunmow Atlantis contingent was smaller than usual at the Essex County Senior/Junior Winter Championship.
Sam Gravatt will captain Aythorpe Roding Cricket Club next season.