HARWICH and Parkeston beat AFC Sudbury Reserves 3-1 at the Gwinnell & Sons Royal Oak, writes TERRY FRANCIS.

The Shrimpers recovered from an early shock to produce another solid home performance, in their latest Thurlow Nunn League first division north clash.

The game was only 17 seconds old when AFC Sudbury took the lead.

Shrimpers goalkeeper Brad Cook failed to hold a high ball and Joe Coburn was on hand to tap into the net.

It took Harwich 15 minutes to get back on terms, with the equaliser coming when their wing-backs combined in attack.

Harry Tuck crossed the ball to Reece Harte who showed good control before volleying home, from the edge of the penalty box.

A few minutes later, Harwich were in front when Luke Mayhew cut in from the byline to net the Shrimpers' second goal with a shot from an acute angle.

Harwich started the second half strongly, with Danny Garrad's well-struck shot forcing a good diving save from Sudbury keeper Lloyd Wicks.

The hosts were on top and Sudbury were finding it difficult to create any openings but the Shrimpers needed another goal to make victory secure.

The Harwich bosses made a three-man substitution and in the 77th minute this did the trick.

Ben Sargeant skilfully controlled the ball before laying it off to Alfie Canning, who fired in an unstoppable drive across the goal and into the roof of the net.