HARWICH AND PARKESTON blazed to an amazing 7-1 victory at Fire United as the Shrimpers recorded a memorable Thurlow Nunn League victory.

Kieron Shelley's side had seen their amazing 12-match winning run – equalling a post-war club record – come to an abrupt halt after losing 2-0 at Halstead Town last Friday.

However, they turned up the heat on the trio above them in the first division south table with an excellent victory in a one-sided game.

Callum Griffith and Jordan Heath both notched twice and there were also goals for Elliot Johnson, Tyler Rose and Jamie Beecham.

Harwich remain fourth as the three sides above them also won.

Leaders Hashtag United stay at the summit after a 4-0 victory at WIVENHOE TOWN.

Three of their goals came thanks to a dominant first-half display.

James Meadows’ Dragons were unable to cause an upset and end their losing run, which now stands at 13 matches.

HALSTEAD TOWN are still second after an impressive 3-1 victory at LITTLE OAKLEY.

Chris Harris put the Humbugs ahead and Kane Gilbert slotted home from the penalty spot, after a trip on Harris.

Jordan Pavett then made the points safe for Mark McLean’s side, while Brad James notched for the Acorns.

White Ensign remain third after a 5-2 victory against BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT RESERVES while COGGESHALL UNITED are sixth after an excellent 4-1 victory at home to Benfleet.

The prolific George Smith plundered all four goals – surely the individual performance of the day.

HOLLAND FC and BRAINTREE TOWN RESERVES were both without a game on Saturday.

In the premier division, FC CLACTON had a day to forget after crashing to a 5-0 defeat at Wroxham.

The Seasiders had been unbeaten after their opening four matches of 2019.

Ironically, the Yachtsmen were the last side to beat them, just after Christmas.

BRANTHAM ATHELTIC drew 1-1 at home to second-from-bottom Great Yarmouth Town.

Former Clacton man Jake Plane scored his first goal for the Imps.

Overall, it was a great day for Harwich, Halstead and Coggeshall but our star performance award goes to the Shrimpers.

Fire may be in relegation trouble, sitting second from bottom in the table, but to score seven goals away from home is always a special achievement.