GARRY Kimble has labelled Great Wakering Rovers’ clash with Romford as a six-pointer.

Romford make the trip to Burroughs Park second from bottom in the Isthmian North standings, but they are only four points adrift of 15th-placed Wakering.

And Kimble admitted nothing less than three points will be positive for his side as they look to avoid an immediate return to the Essex Senior League after winning the title last term.

“It’s a six-pointer,” said the Wakering boss.

“We need to win the game because nothing less than three points will do.

“They are a hardworking side and they always have been under Magic (Romford manager Paul Martin).

“He worked wonders at the back-end of last season to get them out of the relegation zone and keep them in the division.

“Hopefully those performance levels that they showed at the end of last term don’t come to the fore this weekend.”

The reverse fixture, on the opening day of the campaign, was Kimble’s first match in charge of Wakering.

And he is hoping for an improved result after suffering a 3-0 defeat at Rookery Hill.

“Hopefully we can turn the tables after losing the first game of the season against them,” added Kimble.

“The squad has changed a lot since that day and I am happy with the players I have got now.

“I am looking to bring in one or two new players to strengthen the squad but, at the same time, you don’t want to keep chopping and changing because then you lose that consistency.”