AN open meeting has been called to discuss the long-term future of Harwich and Parkeston.

And Shrimpers chairman Tony Armstrong has “extreme doubts” about whether the club can survive.

Promotion-chasing Harwich have applied to go up from the Kent Blaxill Essex and Suffolk Border League into the Thurlow Nunn League.

They are in the thick of a title race and there is every chance they will have an opportunity to move up to step six football.

Armstrong, who is questioning his own future, says it’s “crunch time” – but that the issue of promotion has raised a much bigger question about the club’s future.

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