FC CLACTON manager Tom Austin hopes his team finish their impressive season with more points at the Rush Green Bowl.

Although the Seasiders bring the curtain down on their Thurlow Nunn League campaign with a trip to Gorleston on April 27, they play their final home games over the Easter weekend - against Walsham-le-Willows on Saturday and neighbours Brantham Athletic on Monday (both 3pm).

Austin is looking forward to both and believes two more victories would be the perfect way to sign off, in front of the club's home fans.

"They're big matches against sides riding high in the premier division table," said the Clacton boss.

“I’m particularly looking forward to the Brantham game and we’re hoping for a big crowd, maybe over 200.

“I think that’s possible and winning in front of our fans would be an amazing way to sign off our home campaign.

“We’re close to them in the table so there’s a bit resting on the game and it would be great to finish on a high note."

Clacton played the second of four straight home games when they welcomed Great Yarmouth Town to the Bowl on Saturday.

They won 3-0, thanks to a first-half strike by Karl Andrade and a second-half brace from Jake Clowsley.

It left them ninth in the table heading into their Easter double-header.

Meanwhile, Austin has sung the praises of two of his first-team regulars - the versatile Billy Wales and dependable Jack Clampin.

Wales rejoined from coastal neighbours Holland FC during the season while Clampin is in his second spell with the club, having previously been with Stanway Rovers and Brantham Athletic.

“Billy’s been excellent for us," said Austin.

“He’s been helping us out at left-back and although I’d prefer to play him higher up the pitch, he’s been brilliant.

“He’s settled back in and never moans.

“Jack has really matured as a player this year.

“He’s a big part of this side and I’ve been been really impressed with him."

Whatever happens in their final three games, the Seasiders can be proud of their 2018/19 campaign.

They are firmly on course for a top-ten finish which would be a new best for the club, in their guise as FC Clacton.

“Obviously we need to work on things in pre-season, especially the defensive side of things," added Austin.

“We’ve conceded too many goals this season and, having been a holding midfielder or centre-half most of my career, that hurts me.

"But I'm certainly proud of the progress we've made.

"We're in a good place and I hope to keep the squad together during the summer and build on our success."