BASILDON United are set to visit Witham Town on what is a big weekend for teams fighting for Isthmian North survival.

While the third-from-bottom Bees head to 15th-placed Witham, the bottom two sides - Romford and Felixstowe & Walton United - are also preparing to do battle tomorrow.

And Basildon boss Alex Salmon is aware this could prove to be a crucial weekend in the season.

“It’s a big weekend at the bottom of the table,” said Salmon.

“There are two big games, with us going to Witham and Romford playing Felixstowe.

“But our job is to concentrate on our ourselves and make sure we come away from Witham with a positive result.

“They beat Romford in the week and will be on a high after that.

“We are going into the game looking to pick up some points and we’re ready for the challenge.”

Since Salmon’s appointment as manager last month, Basildon have not been able to host a home fixture.

And Salmon admits the postponements are frustrating his side.

“It’s been difficult with the postponements,” added Salmon.

“We haven’t had the chance to build on the win at Heybridge and that is disappointing.

“You don’t want to lose that buzz.

“It’s been frustrating because the postponements are resulting in us losing momentum, but there is nothing we can do about it.

“The condition of the pitch is out of our control for any given game and it’s up to me and the coaching staff to prepare the players as if each game will go ahead.”

But Salmon is keen to praise the players’ attitude.

“I can’t fault the attitude of the boys,” admitted Salmon.

“There is nothing worse than having a game called off and then having to go into training instead.

“A lot of players would be getting down about it, but the players’ attitude has been spot on.

“They are really pushing themselves and chomping at the bit to get back into action.”