BUOYANT FC Clacton manager Tom Austin says he and his in-form players would love the season to keep on going.

The Seasiders are finishing with a bang, having won their last four Thurlow Nunn League fixtures.

The most recent of those was Monday's impressive 2-0 success against Brantham Athletic, which came hot on the heels of an eye-catching 4-1 victory against Walsham-le-Willows, on Saturday.

Both came at a sun-drenched Rush Green Bowl and all that remains of this season's premier division campaign is this weekend's trip to Gorleston.

Austin has been delighted by his side's form - which has seen them rocket to a hugely-impressive sixth in the table - and wishes there were more games left.

“Who would have predicted we’d be in this position at the start of the season?," said the Seasiders boss.

“Everyone should feel proud of that, not just me.

“(Assistant managers) Ade (Webster) and Glenn (Eldridge) have put in a lot of hours and the players have been excellent.

“There’s a great buzz around the whole club and we don’t want the season to end.

“The lads are enjoying being together and I know from chatting to them that a lot of them can’t wait for match days.

“They just want them to keep coming.

“I know from my own experiences as a player that by this stage I’d usually be hobbling round, looking forward to the break.

“But it’s not like that here this season. The boys are saying ‘I want to keep playing’ and ‘I want to keep going’."

Jake Clowsley and Harry McDonald scored the goals in Monday's Bank Holiday success against Brantham, watched by a crowd of more than 200.

It completed a brilliant weekend for the club with Walsham having been soundly beaten on Saturday, thanks to two goals from Karl Andrade, one from Clowsley and one from Adam Hampson.

“What a way to finish our home campaign, against Brantham," said Austin.

“It doesn’t really get better than that and the prospect of going above them in the table gave us extra motivation.

“Overall, it’s been a really good season and we feel we’ve taken the club forward.

“What we’ve achieved on our budget has been absolutely brilliant.

“It’s been a very positive year and the league table reflects that.

“We wanted a top-ten finish and we’ve comfortably achieved that. Who would have predicted that at the start?

“The irony is that there have been several games where we’ve let leads slip and we could have another ten to 12 points.

“Still, there’s no doubt it’s been a positive season for Clacton.

“Positive vibes, positive energy and a positive place to be.

“Now we want to push on even further and why can’t that happen next season?"