DARREN Beale hailed the character of Concord Rangers after climbing into the National League South play-off places.

The Beach Boys moved up to seventh place in the standings after sealing a 3-1 win in their rearranged clash at Truro City.

Alex Wall and Jack Midson gave Concord a two-goal cushion at Treyew Road and, although Tyler Harvey halved the hosts’ deficit on the stroke of half-time, Sam Ashford wrapped up all three points as Truro finished the encounter with 10 men thanks to Brandon Diau’s dismissal.

And Beale felt the result made the lengthy trip worthwhile.

The first team coach said: “We were really pleased with the result and we went there with a professional attitude.

“We told the players that it didn’t matter what Truro threw at us - whether it be them taking a physical approach or verbals - we just had to play football.

“We knew that if we played the football we can then we would beat them and we did exactly that.

“The lads were quality and kicked on from the moment they scored the first goal.

“From the moment we went ahead, I knew there was only going to be one winner.

“The win shows great character and togetherness, which is great to see.”

Beale was also quick to praise the impact of the Beach Boys’ substitutes and was impressed with the attitude of Charlton Athletic loanee Mikhail Kennedy after failing to come off the bench.

“The defeat to Oxford City wasn’t a great result at the weekend and we changed it up,” added Beale.

“Danny Green and Joan Luque were dropped, but their attitude was spot on and they did well when they came off the bench to get some minutes.

“Micky didn’t get on but he knew it was all about the squad and team performance.”

The victory sparked wild celebrations in the away dressing room, but Beale insists Concord must come back down to earth before visiting high-flying Woking on Friday.

“It was one of those games where the result gets to you a bit,” admitted Beale.

“We need to keep our feet on the ground because we have three big games left.

“We’re in the play-offs now, which is where we want to be, but we need to make sure we stay there until the end of the season.”