West Ham boss David Moyes doesn’t think any off-field activities at the club will be a distraction to their aim of staying in the Premier League.
Director of player recruitment Tony Henry was sacked in the build up to their 3-1 defeat at Brighton.
Meanwhile in League One Chris Powell enjoyed a second-straight win since taking over as Southend manager after a 1 nil victory at Peterborough.
In League Two Colchester beat Newport 2-0.
In the National League South – Chelmsford beat Chippenham 2-0 , Braintree drew 0-0 with Havant and Waterlooville and Concord beat Oxford City 2-1.
And in the third round of the FA Trophy East Thurrock drew 1-1 with Spennymoor and Billericay drew 2-2 with Harrogate.