CANVEY Island take on high-flying Chatham Town on Tuesday night with midfielder Jamie Salmon keen to build on Saturday’s win at Hastings United.

The victory saw the Gulls move 10th in the Isthmian Premier League standings.

And Salmon - who scored the first goal in the victory - now wants Canvey to string a consistent run of results together.

“We are taking it one game at a time and not looking too far ahead as we need to build some momentum in the league,” said Salmon.

“It’s been rather stop start recently but I’m confident with the talent we’ve got in the squad we will be up there at the end of the season.”

Canvey now sit six points behind the play-offs with three games in hand on fifth placed Wingate & Finchley.

And Salmon was delighted with Saturday’s success after seeing the Gulls pick up one point from their previous two league games.

“Saturday’s result was a solid away performance,” said Salmon.

“We know how difficult it is to go away to Hastings.

“The pitch seems massive, the surface isn’t great and it’s a long way to go so to go down there and get three points was really pleasing.”

Salmon also played a big part in the win as he headed the visitors in front on the stroke of half-time.

And he was thrilled to see the ball hit the back of the net.

“I don’t score many goals and don’t score many headers so it was nice to get on the score-sheet,” said Salmon.

“It was an important time to get the goal not long before half-time and then (Elliott) Ronto getting the second a couple of minutes later really helped as well.

“It’s all well and good performing like that but we need to back it up and get some momentum in the league with more wins.”

Canvey’s first chance to pick up more points comes at home to second placed Chatham tomorrow night.

But Salmon knows it will be a tough test.

“Chatham are absolutely flying so we know it’s going to be a very tough game,” said Salmon.

“I can’t say I know much about them as a team or individually but we know we have to back up our performance from Saturday to get a positive result on Tuesday night. “

Elsewhere on Tuesday night, fourth placed Billericay Town host Carshalton Athletic who are ninth in the standings.

In the Essex Senior League, 14th placed White Ensign head to fifth placed West Essex.