DANNY Scopes insists Concord Rangers have set a benchmark ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Dorking Wanderers.

The Beach Boys will be involved in a National League South clash at the Aspect Arena for the first time since sealing an eye-catching 3-1 victory over Hemel Hempstead Town.

Having seen the triumph end a run of six consecutive defeats, Scopes is keen for Concord to replicate their winning display when Dorking make the trip to south Essex.

“The last home performance against Hemel was really good and we have set a benchmark now,” said Scopes.

“We need to back that up in the upcoming games, starting tomorrow.

“The boys are starting to realise the level of performance needed to get wins in the National League South.

“We are doing the basics well and we have had some good performances.

“It’s important to turn those performances into wins because that will build confidence.

“Our next target is getting to 23 points and a win tomorrow will allow us to reach that goal.”

This weekend’s clash starts a run of three home fixtures in four outings.

And Scopes is keen to make the Aspect Arena a fortress having been on the coaching staff when the Beach Boys suffered just three National League South defeats on home soil last term.

Scopes added: “We are in the middle of a difficult run of games but we want to win as many home games as possible.

“We have got to try and put points on the board by making the Aspect Arena a fortress.

“We know our pitch and ground better than other teams and we have to make it an ugly place to come to.”

Having clinched the Isthmian Premier League title last term, Dorking have made a promising start to the campaign.

Dorking are eighth in the National League South standings and six points ahead of 12th-placed Concord.

And Scopes is impressed with how tomorrow’s visitors have adjusted to their new surroundings.

“Dorking have done well in most games they have been involved in this season,” admitted Scopes.

“They have been competitive against the good sides and scrapped with the other teams in the division, so they have shown that they can adapt easily.

“After winning the title last season and securing promotion a number of times in recent years, they are used to winning games.

“They have good unity in the squad and that holds them in good stead.

“It will be a difficult game, but that is no different to any other week in this division.”