National League leaders Cannock inflicted a second big defeat on Chelmsford, the Men's Premier Division's bottom club, to maintain a comfortable eight-point cushion on their title rivals.
Andy Langlands' hattrick led the Staffordshire side to a 7-1 victory, their second- highest league score this season.
The highest was their 11-0 triumph in October against the Essex side, who have now conceded 71 goals in 13 matches.
Scott Cordon, Barry Middleton, Matt Taylor and Richard Lane were also on target before the home side gained a late consolation goal.
Next Saturday, Cannock round off the first half of the season with a re-arranged match against Surbiton, who were defeated by the weather twice over the weekend.
A frozen pitch caused the postponement of Saturday's league fixture at Guildford, while yesterday's re-arranged Men's Cup fourth-round tie at home to Bournville also fell foul of the weather.
Cannock's Cup tie at St Albans, postponed on November 20 and due to be staged yesterday, was another casualty, after being called off due to a frozen pitch.
On Saturday, Bournville were unable to significantly narrow the gap at the top of the North Division. A 2-2 draw with Stourport in a see-saw match left them five points behind league leaders Leek.
Phil Lashford put Stourport ahead after 15 minutes but, within two minutes, the home side equalised through Gary Town.
In the closing stages, Mark Moss regained the lead for Stourport from a penalty stroke and Terry Lavery levelled the score in the 62nd minute.
Bournville's hopes of promotion were raised yesterday when thirdplaced Brooklands lost 2-1 to Sheffield Hallam Civica, leaving them two points behind the Birmingham club.