West Ham are out of the Premier League relegation zone – as David Moyes continues to improve their fortunes.
A 3-nil win at Stoke marked seven games since the former Manchester United and Everton boss took charge.
In League One Southend lost 2-1 to Bradford.
Chelmsford`s game at Hemel Hempstead in the National League South was postponed because of a frozen pitch.
And in the first round of the FA Trophy Billericay beat Havant & Waterlooville 3-1, Braintree drew 0-0 with Brackley, East Thurrock beat Aldershot 4-0 and Heybridge Swifts drew 1-1 with Hampton and Richmond.