WEYMOUTH are tackling head on the challenge posed by Braintree Town away tomorrow (3pm), manager Bobby Wilkinson insists.

Much has been made of Braintree’s formidable home results in recent seasons and the Essex outfit are once again raking in the points on home territory.

The Iron have only conceded eight times in 10 games, losing once on their way to the third-best home record in the Vanarama National League South.

Braintree have also won their last four games on home pastures, but Weymouth come into the match on a run of three unbeaten in all competitions.

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That includes an impressive 1-1 draw with then second-placed Aveley last time out, and Wilkinson is now targeting a positive result on the road.

He told Echosport: “We just need to work on everything and be the best we can be.

“It’s been a good week preparing but we’re going to a very difficult place and they’re flying this year. We’re certainly going to have a right go.

“We’re going to try and keep the momentum going. Can we keep the consistency? Can we keep the level of performance up, as individuals and a group?

“If you get three points or a good point against Braintree, it’s puts a little pressure off when you go to Torquay who are a good full-time side.

“I’d just like us to make sure that we can show everyone we can travel. Can we go back-to-back away games with two big sides in the play-offs and compete?

“We’ll certainly be trying to be positive but we know how difficult it’s going to be. These are the ones we look forward to as a group.”

Weymouth organised a behind-closed-doors friendly with Exeter City on Tuesday night, losing 3-2 at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

Both teams fielded a mixture of players ranging from senior to under-23 level.

Weymouth deployed nine first-team squad players, including the likes of midfielders Elliott Bolton and Ben Winterburn and goalkeeper Gerard Benfield, who were in particular need of game time.

Seven under-23s then formed the remainder of the matchday 16.

Weymouth have Charlie Rowan (calf) out along with Jordon Thompson, who has a two-game suspension, while Teddy Howe (suspended) sits out one game.

Goalkeeper Jared Thompson (thigh) was expected to train last night to give extra competition to Benfield, while all the players who featured on Tuesday came through unscathed.