MARKEL Greenidge is hungry for more goals after opening his FC Clacton account.

The former Wivenhoe Town striker was among the scorers in Tuesday's 7-2 romp against Little Oakley, in the Tolleshunt D'Arcy Memorial Cup.

Michael Runicles plundered four and there were also goals for Zach Smith-Walter and Terry Rymer.

Now, having netted his first for Clacton, Greenidge is determined to add more to his tally - ideally in Saturday's Thurlow Nunn League premier division match at home to Fakenham Town.

“I want to get fit, stay in the first team and score more goals," said the 32-year-old.

“It was a little scrappy in the week but a goal’s a goal and, as any striker will tell you, scoring gives you confidence.

"This one will make a difference because it feels a while since I was on the scoresheet.

“I’m trying to get back in my stride and I’m not too far from full fitness.

“I’ve had a few 90 minutes.

“Now I want to keep starting games and give the manager a selection headache, because he's also got (fellow strikers) Michael Runicles and Terry Rymer.

"We all want to play and, as a team, we want to stick together, show our hunger and keep winning.

“The club had a close call last season (staying up by virtue of a reprieve) but we feel we can do much better this time.

“This result will give us real confidence for the weekend."

Jordan Heath gave the Acorns an early lead but hit-man Runicles netted a cluster in quick succession to make the half-time score 4-1.

Substitute Smith-Walter added his first senior goal for the club, heading home Jake Plane’s corner.

Greenidge then notched his first for the Seasiders before Rymer curled home a precision free-kick from 20 yards.

Harry Mann pulled one back for the visitors but it proved too little, too late.

Kieron Shelley’s Clacton are now through to the semi-finals of the charity competition.

The Seasiders suffered late heartache after conceding an injury-time equaliser in their 1-1 draw at home to Wroxham on Saturday.

Lee Clowsley’s 65th-minute goal – his second in successive games – looked to have secured three hard-earned Thurlow Nunn League points.

However, goalkeeper Luke Avenell was sent off for bringing down an opponent outside the area and the resultant free-kick was hammered home to give the visitors a point.

It was a bitter pill to swallow, coming six minutes into stoppage time, and, to add insult to injury, the hosts also hit the woodwork on three occasions.

BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT faced late heartache after losing 3-2 at Leiston on Tuesday night.

The R’s had fought back from behind on two occasions in the Bostik League premier division contest, thanks to goals from Aaron Condon and Tom Richardson.

However, Leiston grabbed their winner in the 86th minute.

Moments before, Regent had been reduced to ten men following a red card for Robbie Rees.

The R's had no game last weekend but arranged a friendly at Mildenhall Town and lost 2-1.

Condon scored their consolation.

James Webster's side are away to Thurrock on Saturday before hosting Kingstonian next Tuesday.