HIS team may have a 14-day break from BetVictor Isthmian League division north action, but Witham Town manager Marc Benterman insists there will be no grass allowed to grow under their feet.

While they had a 2-1 defeat in the League Cup at Hullbridge Sports in midweek, Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Great Wakering Rovers was Witham's last league action until a home game against Aveley at the Simarco Stadium on October 5.

The lull in action has come about because Witham have been handed a bye through the extra preliminary round of the FA Trophy, so they are facing a fallow week, but Benterman said he would be staying busy.

He said: "We now have 14 days off from league duty, but it's certainly not a break for us.

"We will be proactive to make sure we are reassessing everything and we will look to bring players in if we can.

"We've had 12 games in a short space of time and having a ten-day spell without a game gives us an opportunity to review and reassess what we have done.

"We've had seven games in the league and it's been a good start, but we've been disappointed with a few results like Bury and Romford and know we could have been on 12 or 13 points rather than eight.

"That would have put us in the play-offs.

"We were disappointed after the game at Great Wakering on Saturday, but the chairman said to me to 'reel it in a bit' because we've done well.

"But we are demanding more, though, and I want to win everything.

"The club see it as a long-term programme, but I know that we can surprise people and a few more additions will help us keep doing that.

"We came off the pitch at Great Wakering and they were clapping and saying what a great win it was, but we knew that it was out own mistakes that had cost us.

"We have to stay within our means and be realistic, but we will certainly be proactive in this little break.

"You can't rest on your laurels or you'll come unstuck.

"We know where we want to be and I'm demanding more."

Benterman said he would be looking to augment his squad with some new additions during the enforced break, but he is hoping players don't have to depart to bring others in.

He added: "We do have some manoeuvre because we have been very wise with the budget we've been given.

"We have had to be extremely good with our recruitment and we may have to chop and change a few, but hopefully that won't be the case."