Ryan Henshaw, pictured, and Leon Antoine fired AFC Sudbury into the top half of Ryman One North as the Yellows saw off Waltham Abbey at The MEL Group Stadium.
Hadleigh United kept their outside hopes for the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division title alive as they won 3-1 at Ely City, while new manager Jules Mumford got his Long Melford reign off to the perfect start as they won 3-0 at March Town United.
Tom Wingfield, Chaise Guyon and Courtney Prince scored for the Villagers.
Elsewhere in the First Division, Halstead Town lost 3-2 to Great Yarmouth Town and Cornard United were beaten 3-1 by Swaffham Town.
Sudbury’s rugby side missed the chance to close the gap on the sides above them in London Three North East as they lost 20-3 to Beccles, while there was a 45-15 loss for Hadleigh at Woodbridge in Eastern Counties One.