BRIDGWATER Town are braced for a tricky trip this Saturday as they head to Odd Down.

The Robins are 12 matches unbeaten and moved into the top four after last weekend's 2-1 win over Hengrove Athletic but player-manager Dave Pearse believes there is room for improvement.

Pearse said: “It [last weekend] was a good result but a poor performance.

“We didn’t get out of second gear until that 10-minute spell in the second half, when we scored two really good goals.

“That was what pleased me, the fact we were clinical, but the game had a bit of an end-of-season feel to it which isn’t good enough when we still have a chance of finishing in the top three.

“Hengrove are scrapping for their lives and made it tough for us.

“If you were a neutral you wouldn’t have said there was a lot between the two sides, even though we are near the top and they are near the bottom.

“The lads still need to believe in themselves a bit more as we are playing at 80% a lot of the time - when we play at 100% we are a match for anyone.”

Looking ahead to this weekend, Pearse said: “It is one of those horrible places you have to go to and grind out a result.

“We have some big games coming up after that [Town travel to Plymouth Parkway the following Saturday before a Les Phillips Cup semi-final at Willand Rovers] so it could be an exciting end to the season.”

James Annison will continue to deputise for the injured Jake Viney in goal on Saturday, while Harry Horton returns from suspension.

In the Somerset County League, Middlezoy Rovers host Worle in the Premier Division and Bridgwater Town Reserves welcome Long Ashton in Division 1.