Over the past week, Weston-super-Mare AFC have had an up and down week in the National League South.

Last Tuesday (October 24) the Seagulls put in a top performance to earn a very impressive win over a strong Torquay side.

Following that, the side drew 1-1 at home to Maidstone United on Saturday (October 28) and then on Tuesday (October 31) they lost away at Dartford.

Three games, three different results. But in that time, this Weston side showed their qualities and how good they can be. The team proved they are strong enough to compete in the National League South.

For manager Scott Bartlett, he was proud of his teams efforts, but has set a challenge to be more consistent in the long term.

Speaking after the draw against Maidstone, Bartlett said: "The challenge is to not settle for a point, we are happy with it don't get me wrong.

"But the challenge for us, the whole group, not just me, but the board, the supporters, the players, the lads coming back in, how can we get to that next level where we are looking upwards a bit more.

"And sustaining ourselves as a really good side at this level. Not just the odd game here and there, or a little run where we do well. It is having that level of consistency where we challenge ourselves now."

He also added that the team has the ability to perform well, he just wants to see it more often.

"That's the challenge," he said. "Can we do what we did today (against Maidstone), if we do it more often we will get more wins.

"That is the challenge for us as the staff to make sure we get three points more often than we don't."

For that to happen, Bartlett said Weston have to do it their way, by playing possession based football.

"For us to get better as a team and a club, we have got to do it our way which is good ball retention, moving teams about, stretching them, and getting down the sides. We've got good footballers.

"So long term, that has got to be our way. Sometimes we have to come off that plan, clearly when we didn't have Dayle (Grubb), or Opi (Edwards) and we didn't have Caney (Jacob Jagger Cane) for long periods, it affects our club because of the size of our squad."

Weston will be looking to become more consistent now, starting with their next match away against Aveley on Saturday, November 4.