THE MATCH: East Thurrock United’s bid to stop the rot continues with the visit of Havant & Waterlooville tomorrow.

After a superb start to the National League South season, Rocks have found it hard going in recent months.

Without a win in the last seven in the league, John Coventry’s team are 20th from 22 teams in the form guide but remain 11th in the standings.

Indeed, victory tomorrow could lift Rocks to within a point of the play-off positions.

Sixth-placed Havant are unbeaten in their last five league matches and boast one of the level’s top marksmen.

Jason Prior has scored 10 goals in his last nine appearances, with last week’s draw with Hemel Hempstead the first time he failed to score in a match since September 12.

THE INSIGHT: “It was the worst defensive performance I have ever been a part of, and I mean the whole team,” said Rocks boss John Coventry.

“It has not been a one off and it has been pretty standard recently. We have been getting away without getting a good beating.

“On the balance of play there wasn’t a lot in it but the team owes a small group of supporters who went all the way to Bath a performance. I told them to say sorry to them at the final whistle, it was that bad.

“Havant are scoring goals and they are also good at the back. We know we always play good sides in this league but who it is against is irrelevant. Our problem is us.”

THE TEAM NEWS: Lukas Lidakevicius remains sidelined.