CANVEY Island head to Barking looking to maintain their fine run of away form.

The Gulls are unbeaten in their last four Isthmian North outings on the road.

Canvey are 10th in the standings and could move as high as sixth with three points, which is boss Mark Bentley’s aim heading into tomorrow’s clash at Mayesbrook Park.

“It will be another tough game away from home,” said Bentley.

“Barking is probably not the most glamorous of places to go and play your football, but we have got to work hard and let our quality shine through.

“We’ve got to keep aiming to break into the top six and the only way we can do that is by winning our games and hoping those above us drop points.

“Momentum and character building are important if you are to enjoy success. I think we are going in the right direction.”

The Gulls make the trip to Barking having not tasted defeat since the turn of the year.

A draw with Bury Town - courtesy of a last-gasp equaliser from the Suffolk side - followed wins over Mildenhall Town and Basildon United.

And one player who has shone in Canvey’s fine run is Marlon Agyakwa.

“He has been really positive off the ball as well as on the ball,” added the Gulls chief.

“Marlon has been our standout performer since the turn of the year.

“He continues to show what he can do, but he needs to add goals and assists to his game.

“I have had a good chat with him about where he wants to take his career and how he wants to progress.

“He was disappointed because he thought he was in and out of the squad a bit, but he knows what I see in him and that I rate him highly.

“He has played at a good level, come through the ranks at Southend United and wants to keep on progressing.”

Barking, who are 12th, are unbeaten in their last three outings.