PROLIFIC Harwich and Parkeston thrashed Haverhill Borough 6-1 in their latest Thurlow Nunn League first division north match, writes COLIN ROGERS.

The Shrimpers' big win means that they have now taken their tally to 16 goals scored, in their last three games.

Harwich scored their first goal after only five minutes.

An excellent exchange of passes that started from deep in the own half culminated in Gareth Heath playing a one-two with Elliott Johnson and then another with Harry Miller, before he fired his shot into the corner of the net.

Shrimpers skipper Heath scored his second goal in the 20th minute when his 20-yard shot was deflected past the visitors' goalkeeper.

Borough's first chance came when a 20-yard free-kick skimmed the Shrimpers crossbar.

But with 25 minutes gone, Luke Mayhew was brought down and got up to make the score 3-0 from the penalty spot.

The Shrimpers were in great form and five minutes before half-time, Alfie Canning made a good run and beat two defenders before shooting their fourth goal.

Borough did come close with a shot that went inches past the Harwich post but at the interval, Harwich had a dominating 4-0 lead.

Five minutes into the second half, Harwich scored their fifth goal which was again well worked.

A long ball over the Borough defence found Mayhew who squared a pass for Johnson to net.

Borough never gave up and reduced the arrears with a shot from close range.

However, Harwich completed their scoring spree Heath knocked the ball wide to Harry Tuck, whose excellent cross was turned into the net by Jamie Eades.

Harwich are at Norwich CBS on Saturday and host Dunmow Town next Tuesday in a League Knock Out Cup tie at the Gwinnell & Sons Royal Oak, kick-off 7.45pm.