CANVEY Island and Bowers & Pitsea secured comfortable wins in their Isthmian North promotion bid.

The Gulls took the lead against Brentwood Town after just four minutes - Ryan Charles cutting inside and firing into the corner.

And it was a sign of things to come.

On 30 minutes, George Craddock made it 2-0 with a close range effort.

And second half goals from Sam Collins, Frankie Merrifield and Martin Tuohy completed a 5-0 rout for the division's third-placed side.

Lewis Manor scored a hat-trick to down Romford in a thumping 4-0 win.

Quickfire goals from Manor and former Romford midfielder Jamie Dicks put Bowers in charge at half-time.

Manor added a brace after the interval to complete a memorable evening and further strengthen Bowers' grip on second position.