HARWICH and Parkeston played out a 0-0 draw at Ipswich Wanderers, in their latest Thurlow Nunn League first division south match, writes TERRY FRANCIS.

The Shrimpers gave an excellent performance to come home with a point against the high-flyers.

Indeed, such was the quality of the visitors' display that it could well signal a turning point in their season.

Wanderers attacked from the kick-off winning two free-kicks followed by dangerous corners.

Having weathered this period, Harwich settled down to hold their own and go in at half-time on level terms.

This gave the Shrimpers confidence with goalkeeper Brad Cook, unperturbed by the Wanderers supporters behind his goal, giving another eye-catching performance with his back four defenders Alfie Smith, Nathan Kioussis, Nicky Palmer and Jake Kioussis sure footed whilst providing a solid barrier.

Harwich had a much better formation than in last weekend's defeat with Mark Palmer, Declan Kama and Ben Hammond making up the centre of midfield, with Gareth Heath operating just behind strikers Jamie Eades and Clarernce Emeh.

This allowed Harwich to keep the Wanderers defence on their toes and take pressure off their own rearguard.

In the closing stages Wanderers made strenuous efforts with a series of clever corners kicks floated onto the penalty spot but Harwich defended magnificently and were well worth the draw.