DARREN Beale has called on Concord Rangers to put a winning run together in order to climb the National League South standings.

The Beach Boys made an impressive start to the campaign, but five defeats in their last nine divisional outings has seen Sammy Moore’s side drop to 13th place.

However, Concord welcome Eastbourne Borough to the Aspect Arena tonight and a win could see them break into the top four.

“Hopefully we can maintain the decent home form we have been enjoying at home so far this season,” said Beale, the Beach Boys’ first team coach.

“Eastbourne have got a good away record, but so did Chelmsford City when we played them last month and we won 3-0.

“It’s a must-win game for us in order to keep in touch with those at the top of the table.

“We are mid-table at the moment, but if we can string a couple of wins together leading into Christmas then that will put us right up there.

“The table is very close at the moment and it’s crying out for a team to kick on and enjoy a decent run.

“Hopefully that team will be us and we’ll start that run with a win tonight.”

Eastbourne are just one place above the Beach Boys in the standings, having both accrued 24 points and boasting the same goal difference.

The East Sussex side have only lost once on the road this term, but Concord will benefit from not having featured in a fixture at the weekend.

While Eastbourne notched a 3-1 victory over Hungerford Town at Priory Lane, Moore and Beale were putting the Beach Boys through their paces in a training session.

And Beale hopes an opportunity for Concord’s players to recharge their batteries will work in their favour.

“It was good not having a game in some respects because it gave us a chance to train and go through some things with the players,” added Beale.

“Eastbourne had a game on Saturday, whereas we will go into tonight’s game fresh having not played since the Essex Senior Cup match with Billericay Town.

“When you do well in the cup competitions, which we have on the whole this season, it means you have less time for training, so it was good to have a break from matches.”

Meanwhile, Adam Topley and Sammy Knott have been sent out on loan spells to gain some much-needed minutes at Aveley and Tonbridge Angels respectively.