ANGELO Harrop insists there will be no let up despite seeing his Braintree Town side secure a National League South play-off spot with a 1-0 win at Weston-Super-Mare, writes DAVID WARD.

The Iron booked their place in the play-offs for the second successive season with three games remaining after an outstanding away win, with Tom Blackwell bagging their winner with 20 minutes to go.

Braintree manager Angelo Harrop said: "I'm absolutely delighted for the players and everyone at the club.

"We and all the players knew what was at stake today and we came down a day early stayed together overnight so the boys were fully professionally prepared as we always do and they have now reaped their rewards and I am so pleased for each and everyone.

Braintree and Witham Times:

"We've still three more games to go but there will be no relaxing and we are determined to keep our winning streak going.

"We've now achieved 21 clean sheets this season, which itself is really remarkable, and that is down to all the players who have bonded so well, work hard together and from the excellent defence right through the side to the forwards everyone has played their part."

Harrop said having lost several key players in the summer it meant hard work in pre-season so that 'we had to go again' and rebuild the team when some people felt they would not reach the heights of last season.

Harrop added: "It just goes to show with hard work and dedication by everyone from my backroom team through to every player they have shown what can be achieved in what is such a strong, unrelenting league.

Braintree and Witham Times:

"I feel this team is stronger in many ways than last season's side and we want to go now and achieve more success in the play-offs.

"We now look forward to our next game at home to Taunton on Tuesday to further consolidate our play off position and I want to again thank the tremendous support we had from our fans who have made this long trek to the West Country and given the players backing - it was great."

Braintree's winner came courtesy of a tremendous individual piece of skill from Blackwell who cut in from the right wing beating two defenders before seeing his shot end up high in the home net courtesy of a slight deflection.

Blackwell said: "I was pleased to see the ball go in the net because I think we deserved for all the attacking play we had.

"I felt I could have scored earlier but you just have to keep going, believe in what you are doing and with such a good group of players who all work for one another it's great to reap the rewards."