HULLBRIDGE Sports bounced back from their first successive defeats of the Essex Senior League season by sealing a 4-0 win over Leyton Athletic.

An own goal from player-manager Eli Benoit put Sports on course for three points, while a Luke Hornsley brace and solitary strike from Emmanuel Okunja rounded off the win.

And Hullbridge boss Darren Manning was pleased to see the high-flyers return to winning ways.

"It was a good solid performance," said Manning.

"We controlled the game and then we were very clinical in the second half.

"They were a good side, who were very lively and moved the ball well so credit to them, but the biggest plus point for me was that we kept our composure and stuck to the gameplan.

"We got the rewards for that in the end, so I was very happy with the result and performance."

After a goalless first half, Benoit put through his own goal to open the scoring.

Hornsley doubled Hullbridge's advantage by latching onto Nathan Scarborough's cross before Okunja added his name to the scoresheet.

And Hornsley completed the scoring 15 minutes from time to ensure Hullbridge enjoyed a comfortable win.

Sports head to Barkingside, who prop up the Essex Senior League standings, on Monday.