In League One Southend lost two-one and had Ryan Innis sent off in a day to forget at Gillingham yesterday.
Nile Ranger got a late consolation for the Blues.
Colchester, though beat strugglers Hartlepool two-one in League Two thanks to goals from Guthrie and Porter.
In the National League, Braintree drew nil-nil with Maidstone while in the National League South Chelmsford won a thrilling Essex derby with Concord Rangers four-three, while East Thurrock lost two-one at home to Poole.
West Ham drew one-all at Watford in the Premier League.