ASHLEY Wells is backing the Terras to rise to the occasion this afternoon when unbeaten Leamington pay a visit to the Bob Lucas Stadium (3pm).

The Brakes have recorded 10 victories and three draws in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division so far this season and they have only conceded nine goals, but Weymouth’s in-form full-back is confident his side can spring a surprise.

Wells said: “They have not lost yet but we always tend to raise our game against the sides higher up the table.

“There is no doubt we have the quality to hurt them and I believe we could take at least a point, if not three. We just need to be clinical in the first third and solid at the back.

“It’s unlikely we are going to get many chances in the game so we are going to need to take them when they come along.”

The Terras sit just four points above the bottom two but Wells is adamant they will start climbing the ladder soon.

He added: “We just need to be a bit more consistent and I think if we could win today it would give us the confidence to really push on.

“It is also important that we start picking up a few points at home to take the pressure off.

“Most of the teams are quite evenly matched at this level and it is just about who capitalises most when they are on top.

“In the first half against Cambridge City last weekend we failed to do that but hopefully this afternoon we will be a little more ruthless.”

Wells missed the first three months of the season with a broken ankle but his performances in the last two games against Cambridge and St Albans City have caught the eye.

Wells added: “It is great to be back. It is frustrating when you are on the sidelines watching because all you want is to be out there doing your bit for the team.

“Emma Tonkin (physio) has done a fantastic job helping me with my recuperation and it is her dedication that has got me back to where I am now.

“The other day she came down from Bristol just to tape up my ankle and have a look at it, and I cannot thank her enough, for all that she has done.

“Having a couple of run outs for the reserves was also good, and the fact I have come back in and played the last two games has just been fantastic.

“It was a shame we didn’t manage to get a result against Cam-bridge last weekend but there is certainly nothing for us to fear against Leamington this afternoon, when hopefully we can put in another good performance and this time get something out of it.”