WEYMOUTH manager Bobby Wilkinson is undaunted by the Terras’ nightmare run of five straight away games, insisting: “I love this challenge”.

Weymouth’s 1-1 draw with Aveley was the Terras’ penultimate home game before 2024, with the next match at the Bob Lucas Stadium coming against Dover on Saturday, December 23.

Beginning with a trip to Braintree this Saturday, Weymouth then travel to Plainmoor to face non-League giants Torquay United on Tuesday.

London side Hendon then await in the FA Trophy third round on Saturday, December 9 before a trip to Wimborne in their rearranged Dorset Senior Cup tie on Tuesday, December 12.

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And the quintet of road trips is completed by a journey to Chippenham Town on Saturday, December 16.

Wilkinson told Echosport: “Five away games can be difficult. I love it, let’s take it on.

“Let’s go away, let’s pick up points. Let’s stay positive. I’ll be honest, I love this challenge.

“This is going to be tough. Can we be in the mix, go and win a couple of away games?

“This is one of the hardest runs you can have on paper. The message I’d say to everyone is stick together and help us.

“We go all the way to Braintree, then Torquay next week. That’s tough and going to be so important.

“Everyone hears me say it’s a challenge but this is back-to-back, Essex then Torquay. We’re going to really know where we are in five weeks.”

*Weymouth’s Travel Club are running their Christmas bingo night at the Bob Lucas Stadium on Friday. Doors open 6.30pm for eyes down at 7.30pm.