DARREN Beale insists Concord Rangers will need to be at their best if they are to keep their National League South play-off hopes alive by beating Hampton & Richmond Borough tomorrow.

The Beach Boys are set to make the trip to Beveree Stadium having thrown away a two-goal lead against 10-man Slough Town last time out.

Slough scored two late goals to secure a 2-2 draw and leave Sammy Moore’s Concord six points adrift of the top seven with eight fixtures remaining.

And Beale feels the Beach Boys need a minimum of four points from their next two clashes against Hampton and Torquay United if they are to have any chance of making a late dash for the play-offs.

“We’re in last chance saloon now,” said Concord’s first team coach.

“We need to get a minimum of four points from our next two games against Hampton and Torquay.

“Ideally, we would like six points but I still think we would have an outside chance if we get four points.

“On paper, you would say that we have to beat Hampton and then you would possibly take a point against Torquay, particularly because of how they battered us in the reverse fixture and they are flying high fighting for the title.

“But I don’t care who we get the points against as long as we meet our target of a minimum of four points.”

Beale remains frustrated with how Concord let their two-goal lead against Slough slip last weekend.

And he is confident that the Beach Boys will respond with a much-improved performance at Hampton.

“The way we threw away the win was criminal,” added Beale.

“No excuses, we just weren’t good enough.

“It was really frustrating, particularly at this time of year, because that could have made all the difference in determining where we finish the season.

“It was two massive points dropped.”