LEE Spalding says Saturday’s trip to Wimborne Town will be more about substance than style as they look to extend their strong run in Southern League Premier Division South.

Marine are unbeaten in their last five league matches, dropping just two points in that time and climbing up to fourth in the table – four points behind leaders Truro City.

Continuing that fine form down in Dorset is far from a guarantee, though, and manager Spalding says his players must be prepared to put the hard yards in if they want to achieve another positive result.

“Wimborne is never an easy place to go,” said Spalding.

“No matter when you go there, they are very workmanlike and they give everything they have got.

“It is one of those games where you know if you don’t match their effort and endeavour, you are not going to get anything out of it.

“It is not going to be a day where we play the best football we have played all season. It will be a day for the players to roll their sleeves up and put a shift in.”

Marine were due in action on Wednesday night but their scheduled Wiltshire Premier Shield quarter-final away at Bradford Town was postponed because of fog.

Spalding says that call-off has disrupted his side’s schedule ahead of their trip to Wimborne.

“It was frustrating as we didn’t train on Tuesday night with a view to having the game on Wednesday, so it has upset the week a bit,” said Spalding.

“We would have had a strong side out too as we were looking to keep going with this good run we have been on.”

Spalding has the luxury of a fully-fit squad to pick from this weekend, with all recent injuries issues having been shaken off.

Keeping the less involved members of his squad happy is the main juggling act during a run of good form but the Marine chief can only see harmony in the camp.

“We have got everyone back fit now, so we have the full 21-man squad at the moment. We have got a lot of players available to pick from,” said Spalding.

“We have had a lot of injuries so keeping everyone happy hasn’t been a major sticking point up to now. Everyone has been involved and everyone has had a good crack of the whip and given a good account of themselves.

“We have got a good connection with Shrivenham in the Hellenic League, so we have got a few players who go out on loan there if they need to play.

“The spirit is good in the squad and all of the players are responsible for how well we have done so far this season.

“We are going to need a good squad as you don’t win anything with 11 or 12 players.

“The competition is high, and that is what we want.”