DANNY Holmes has called on Wimborne to "get our defensive values right" as they look to continue their upturn in away form.

Magpies looked set for back-to-back victories on the road when they led 2-0 at Metropolitan Police on Tuesday evening.

However, two goals in the final 16 minutes saw the spoils shared at Imber Court.

Magpies head to Hayes & Yeading United on Saturday, looking to boost their 10th spot in the Southern League South table.

And Holmes is confident if Wimborne can tighten up at the back, they will still create plenty of chances at the other end.

"I'd like another solid performance at Hayes and then I'll be very happy," boss Holmes told Radio Wimborne.

"They've got a few games in hand so it's hard to base it on where they really are.

"I wouldn't look at their league position (17th) for anything really. They've had a good (FA) Cup run, they're a good side, a good outfit.

"I think we've just got to go there being disciplined and solid and then the chances will come.

"We'll get chances always in the final third. I've said to the boys, if we can defend as a group well, there's not much in it with all the teams in this league.

"Just mentally, let's get our defensive values right and I think we'll be alright.

"We are kind of on a bit of a roll. We never hardly get anything away from home usually so four points in two games, I couldn't wish for that a few months ago.

"Let's hope we can start maturing away from home. I do believe in this bunch of boys."

Holmes opted for an unchanged side for the trip to Met Police from the one which defeated Harrow Borough three days earlier.

And he admits he prefers sticking with a similar team when possible.

"I think you've got to have a settled side," said Holmes.

"Harrow went and brought in four or five players last week and you hear of teams doing that.

"I always worry a bit if you bring two or three straight in. I like a settled side, touch wood it's great that we've not really had any injuries with that dynamic duo (Tony Lee and Sam Bayston) up there and with Burbs (Luke Burbidge) playing off of them.

"I think looking forwards, a settled group is really good and just having the odd tweak now and again.

"We've got a nice sized squad this year, so there's no excuses with that."