BILLERICAY Town will be looking to record back-to-back victories for the first time since February when Hemel Hempstead Town visit the AGP Arena today.

A Moses Emmanuel hat-trick, along with a header from Charlie Wassmer, allowed Town to stage a second half comeback and register a 4-1 win at Gloucester City last weekend.

But Harry Wheeler insists he was always confident that Billericay would return to winning ways after going seven outings without triumphing.

“I always believed our form would turn so I wouldn’t say that I was necessarily relieved to win last weekend,” said the Billericay boss.

“We’d been working hard each week and there is so much ability in this squad.

“We stayed calm even after going in at half-time 1-0 down against Gloucester and credit to the players because they didn’t panic.

“I was really pleased that Mo scored a hat-trick because he has probably been the one player that has stood up to the challenge and performed well each week when we have been out of form.

“We told him on Thursday that we can always rely on him and he repaid the faith we have shown in him.”

Billericay currently find themselves eighth in the National League South standings, while Hemel are 14th.

Although they are outside of the play-off places after St Albans City's late win over East Thurrock United yesterday, just two points separate Town from 10th-placed Wealdstone.

So Wheeler knows it is vital to concentrate on facing Hemel and only turn their attentions towards Easter Monday’s trip to Dartford at full-time.

“We will play full-strength against Hemel and not even think about facing Dartford until the game with Hemel is finished,” added Wheeler, who returned to Billericay in January.

“We learned from last season that if we ever tried to gamble then it would often come back to bite us.

“I will pick the strongest team available to face Hemel and, if we win and everyone is fit, there is no reason as to why I won’t pick the same starting line-up against Dartford.

“It’s so tight in and around the play-off places now and we can only concentrate on ourselves.

“If we get two positive results over the course of the Easter weekend then I will be quietly confident of us being in the play-offs at the end of the season.

“But we know it will be difficult and Hemel are a good side.

“They are in good form and will be hard to beat, but we know what we have to do.

“Although they are in good form, we go into the match having won against Gloucester and you are only as good as your last game.”