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.
Takeley FC recovered from 3-0 down to draw away at derby rivals Stansted on Saturday to stretch their unbeaten run to seven games.
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.