HARWICH and Parkeston hope to get back on the victory trail tomorrow - and prove last weekend's untimely defeat was just a "blip".

The Shrimpers had won three in a row prior to their 1-0 loss at Frenford, in Thurlow Nunn League first division south on Friday night.

It was an unfortunate setback, after back-to-back home successes against Halstead Town, Benfleet and Wivenhoe Town, in the League Challenge Cup.

Now they hope to erase the memories and get back to winning ways when they welcome basement boys Fire United to the Gwinnell and Sons Royal Oak tomorrow afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

"On another day, we could have picked something up from last week's game," said Harwich assistant boss Mike Wallace.

"A defensive switch-off from a set-play cost us and, at this level, sometimes one mistake is all it takes to lose a game.

"However, apart from that, results have improved and so have performances.

"The last three home games showed that, with three wins out of three and two clean sheets - something, as a club, we wanted to improve on.

"We hope last week was a blip and that we get back to winning ways tomorrow, hopefully picking up another clean sheet in the process."

Harwich have another home game on Tuesday, against Cornard United in the First Division Knockout Cup.