FC CLACTON enjoyed a morale-boosting 7-1 victory at Burnham Ramblers, in a friendly on Tuesday night.

The Thurlow Nunn League side are yet to collect a point or score a premier division goal in 2018.

However, they gave themselves a timely boost by recording a thumping win at Leslie Field.

Billy Wales scored a hat-trick and there were two goals apiece for Kevin Coyle and Charlie Thompson.

Five under-18s players also featured and Clacton will be hoping to build on the victory when they return to premier division action at Great Yarmouth Town on Saturday.

Despite their poor league form, manager Kieron Shelley insists no-one is feeling sorry for themself in the Seasiders camp.

They had been hoping to put things at Gorleston on Saturday - only for the match to be postponed following a 9am inspection.

“We’re trying our hardest to get things right,” said Shelley.

“We’re not stupid and know we’re on a terrible run.

"We haven’t been good enough but we’re desperate to change things and put them right.

“We’re not feeling sorry for ourselves and instead we’ll dust ourselves down and go again at Yarmouth.”

Meanwhile, Clacton’s reserves lost 6-0 at West Bergholt, in Essex and Suffolk Border League division one on Saturday.

They found themselves four-down at half-time.

The team have no game this weekend.

Clacton’s under-18s had been due to visit Coggeshall Town in the Thurlow Nunn Youth League last Wednesday.

However, the match was postponed.