Ollie Hughes and Sam Clarke were on target as AFC Sudbury recorded a 2-0 victory at Waltham Abbey in Ryman League Division One North.
The Yellows are 10th in the table, five points adrift of the play-off places with games in hand on everyone above them apart from third-placed Witham Town.
Hadleigh United needed extra-time to advance past Welwyn Garden City and reach the fourth round of the FA Vase for the second season running — log back on to our website at lunchtime to find out who they will face at the next stage.
In the Thurlow Nunn League First Division, Cornard United were beaten 2-0 by Stowmarket Town, while the severe weather conditions that battered the east coast meant Halstead Town’s trip to Great Yarmouth Town was postponed.
Norwich City overcame West Bromwich Albion 2-0 in the Barclays Premier League thanks to goals from Gary Hooper and Leroy Fer, while Daryl Murphy headed a late winner to guide Ipswich Town to victory over Huddersfield Town in the Sky Bet Championship after David McGoldrick had earlier netted for the Tractor Boys.
In rugby, Sudbury were beaten for the fourth time in five London Three North East matches, but remain third in the table, 10 points adrift of the top two.
Hadleigh defeated Norwich Union 46-10 to remain hot on the heels of Thurston in Greene King IPA Eastern Counties League Division Two.