MALDON & TIPTREE will try to suceed where high-flying rivals Heybridge Swifts failed when they host Wroxham.

Swifts lost 3-0 to the Norfolk side on Tuesday night.

It means Maldon, who were without a competitive midweek game, still have a five-point lead at the top of Ryman One North.

And they will be looking to protect a proud unbeaten record - the only one left in the whole of the league - in tomorrow’s encounter at Park Drive.

However, assistant boss Jody Brown is refusing to get carried away and says it is too soon to be talking about a title challenge.

“We’ve only played a dozen or so games,” he said.

“We’ve got to keep the players’ feet on the ground because if we were to lose a couple of games we’d be right back in the mix with six or seven other teams.”

Brown took first-team training on Tuesday and then watched as his side played a friendly against Great Wakering Rovers.

Maldon won 2-1, thanks to goals from Mitchell Das and David Wareham.