HARWICH and Parkeston chairman Tony Armstrong is praying for a “miracle” to help his club achieve their promotion goal.

The Shrimpers have applied to go up from the Kent Blaxill Essex and Suffolk Border League into the Thurlow Nunn League.

However, given grave concerns regarding finance and administration, their future is very much in the balance.

An open meeting was held this week, during which it was decided not to make the move up to step six level.

But Armstrong says the application for promotion has not been withdrawn just yet, in the hope things change. And he confirmed that another meeting will be held at the end of this month, when a final decision will be made on the club’s future.

Stalwart Armstrong said: “The decision we have to make is still the same as before – do we go up, stay where we are or pack it in?

“At the moment, all three options are still possibilities."

For the full story and the thoughts of Shrimpers boss Matt Carmichael, see this week's Standard.