CONCORD Rangers first team coach Darren Beale believes some players ‘have a point to prove’ when they entertain Hemel Hempstead Town tomorrow.

The Beach Boys were knocked out of the FA Trophy after a poor first half performance against Wealdstone last weekend.

And, with Concord turning their attentions back to National League South football, Beale is seeking a reaction.

“I think the players will feel they have a point to prove,” said Beale.

“We went through a couple of the games we have been involved in during training on Tuesday.

“That allowed us to look at where we can improve, but it’s not a full 90 minutes where we need to improve because it was just the first half that was particularly disappointing last week.

“It was frustrating that we went out of the FA Trophy because it was a competition we wanted to do well in and the management team and players felt we let the club down.

“The players know the performance last week was nowhere near the standards we have set.

“Our league performances, bar the defeat to Welling United, have been good and although our home form has been particularly pleasing it’s up to the players to go out there and do the business.

“Maybe the Aspect Arena is one of those grounds clubs don’t like going to but that’s a good thing because we want to make sure it’s a fortress.”

Hemel, who are in ninth place, are one point better off than Sammy Moore’s 10th-placed Concord ahead of tomorrow’s meeting.