MALDON and Tiptree boss Terry Spillane wants his side to cure their travel sickness this season – starting with Saturday’s trip to Great Wakering Rovers.
The Jammers’ had a disappointing record on the road last season and that trend continued in Monday’s 1-0 defeat at Barkingside.
It came hot on the heels of their Ryman League division one north curtain-raiser at home to Cheshunt, which finished 2-2.
And heading into another tricky trip this weekend, Spillane has admitted being “worried” by his side’s lack of points on their travels.
However, he is confident his players can buck the trend, hopefully this weekend.
“It’s a worry for me and I’ve been racking my brains as to why our home form is so much better,” he said.
“In my three years at the club, our home record has been one of the best in the whole league.
“In contrast, our away record is one of the worst.
“It’s a puzzle but I can’t fault my players for their effort at Barkingside.
“We had most of the possession and more than enough chances to win.
“One of their players even admitted in a tweet afterwards that we’d left them ‘chasing shadows’.
“But that doesn’t make it easier to take and I’m really disappointed to only have one point from a possible six. We have to move on, though.
“It’s very early days. There’s no pressure yet and our focus now is Wakering on Saturday.
“It’ll be a very different game and we owe it to the people at our club to get a better result.”