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.
A point from a goalless draw with St Clere’s was enough to send Dunmow Rhodes to the top of the Mid-Essex Football League Division One.
Dunmow Rhodes exited the Essex Junior Trophy at the second round stage going down 3-2 to LMAC Spartans.
Takeley got over the disappointment of Saturday’s 1-0 derby loss to Stansted by beating Sporting Bengal United 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Takeley ended a six-match run without a win by defeating bottom of the standings Haringey & Waltham 3-0 on Saturday.
Dunmow Rhodes claimed a 2-1 win at Sandon in The David Strachan Mid Essex League Knock-Out Cup second round.