CLACTON Hockey Club skipper Carl Parkes has admitted being frustrated by the constant struggle to field consistent sides.

And he says so much chopping and changing is preventing his team achieving their potential.

The Seasiders notched a welcome 3-2 victory at rivals Colchester, in NE14 East Men’s League division three on Saturday.

However, Parkes conceded that his side had to “scrap” for the points and produced one of their worst performances of the season.

And he feels that with a consistent, core set of players they could be doing so much better.

“Our struggle to field a consistent team is proving a real barrier, preventing us from kicking on and delivering our raw potential,” said the long-serving Parkes.