HARWICH and Parkeston manager Kieron Shelley believes his club can “snowball” and “go places” in 2019.

The buoyant Shrimpers are celebrating a glorious run of ten straight Thurlow Nunn League victories following Friday’s 2-1 success at Braintree Town Reserves.

Goals from Elliot Johnson and substitute Tyler Rose stretched their winning run into double figures and they are now unbeaten since October 13.

The result has left them fourth in the first division south table heading into this weekend’s home match against May and Baker.

“As a club, we’re ready to go places,” said Shelley.

“We’ve got the right chairman, the right players and the right people watching us.

“We’re in a town that gets behind its team and there’s a brilliant buzz.

“The atmosphere is fantastic. First class.

“We’ve got a great bunch of players and that ‘mate mentality’ can take you a very long way, as proven by Brightlingsea Regent.

“They’ve been riding on the crest of a wave for the last decade, because people – players and supporters – have bought into what they’re trying to do and achieve.

“We want the same for Harwich and I really believe we can make some noise in 2019.

“It’s such a harmonious dressing room and when you’ve got a group of men who’ll fight for each other and believe in each other, it gives you a bond that makes you dangerous and hard to beat.”

Shelley believes his side can go from strength to strength in the new year - despite a tricky run of away matches on the horizon.

After May and Baker, they have five straight fixtures on their travels at Wivenhoe Town, Halstead Town, Fire United, Wormley Rovers and Coggeshall United.

They are not back at the Royal Oak until Frenford pay a visit on March 3.

“We’re backed by the right people and I hope our supporters enjoyed their Christmas,” added Shelley.

“My message to them for this year would be ‘keep supporting us and keep watching us’.

“The more people that do that, the bigger the football club becomes and that’s when things really snowball.”

Harwich extended their winning run to ten straight games with a 2-1 win – sealed by a last-minute Tyler Rose goal – at Braintree Town Reserves on Friday.

Shelley added: “It was a top-drawer performance against a decent Braintree team. The boys really showed their character.”