HARWICH and Parkeston assistant boss Mike Wallace praised "unsung hero" Jamie Beecham for his role in Tuesday's victory at Holland FC.

The Shrimpers bounced back from a 4-0 defeat against Coggeshall United with an excellent 2-0 win at their Tendring rivals.

Callum Griffith and Jordan Heath were on target in the Thurlow Nunn League first division south contest at the W&S Scaffolding Community Stadium.

It was the perfect response to Saturday's heavy defeat against the Weavers, at the Royal Oak.

And while praiseworthy of his side's team performance, Wallace was quick to flag up the contribution of midfielder Beecham.

"Jamie doesn't get the credit he deserves, in my opinion," he said.

"He might not make crunching tackles or do fancy things but for me he's a very skilful, hard-working player and an important part of our team.

"An unsung hero.

"He gets on the ball and makes us tick, playing simple passes and doing all the basics very well.

"It was a really good performance and great to get back to winning ways in such a tough game.

"Holland played well, created chances and could have been two-up before we scored our first goal.

"Both sides worked hard, battled throughout and played their part in a good game.

"The difference was that we took our chances and because of that, overall, I thought we deserved our victory."

Wallace said he and manager Kieron Shelley were grateful to Witham Town boss Mark Ashford for allowing Kevin Coyle - dual registered with the Shrimpers - to play for them on Tuesday night.

"Kev made a big difference to us," he added.

Wallace was delighted to bounce back after Saturday's heavy defeat at the Oak.

"Coggeshall scored early on and then added two more just before half-time," he said.

"It took the wind out of our sails but it was a much better second half and our work-rate was good.

"In that respect, we carried on where we left off on Tuesday night."

Harwich are fourth in the table but have no game this weekend.

In fact, they do not return to action until Wednesday, April 10, when they visit Hackney Wick.

Their next home game is against Lopes Tavares on April 13.

After that they only have three games left - the Easter fixtures at Benfleet and then at home to Little Oakley, followed by a final-day clash against Burnham Ramblers.