JOHN White insists Braintree Town's showdown with neighbours Chelmsford City this weekend is a game to look forward to.

The Iron make the short trip to Melbourne Stadium on Saturday, aiming to secure a derby win in their National League South play-off semi-final.

Braintree beat Bath City in their play-off eliminator thanks to a dramatic extra-time winner from Tom Blackwell, on Tuesday night.

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And ahead of their derby clash with the Clarets this weekend, the Iron's assistant manager White admits it is a huge game.

White told the Braintree Town You Tube channel: “It’s another great game to look forward to.

“We’ll do everything as properly as we can and make sure people are recovering properly.

“It’s a huge game and there’s a lot of pride on the line, not just for the play-offs but against our local rivals.

“We’re going with a grudge to bear to a certain extent but it’s a one-off game and we’ve just got to make sure we do everything we can to be at the best we can for that game.

“I’m sure the boys will go and attack it in the same way as they have done and we’ll see where it takes us.”

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Braintree booked their date with Chelmsford thanks to a late goal from Blackwell against Bath.

"I think for us it was about starting fast," said former Colchester United and Southend United defender White.

"It was a long trip for them and similar to what we had to deal with, last year.

"We knew how tough it was and we knew that starting the game fast would give us that big advantage, early on.

"I think from minute one to whatever it finished at, we were so strong and disciplined and full of energy and full of life and brave - all of those cliche words but we did it all.

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"It was such a grown up performance for such a young side and we couldn't be any prouder of them.

"They did absolutely everything that we've asked of them and more and that just speaks volumes for the group.

"They're such a good group that want to do well, help each other, work hard and be successful and they've shown that on the pitch.

"Moments like that are so special and you've got to appreciate them when they come around, because they don't happen too often.

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"But with groups like that, it shows what you can do when everyone's pulling in the same direction.

"The team that we've got together isn't just a team - it's one big group that's so strong together.

"Credit to Angelo (Harrop) for his drive and enthusiasm and everyone else that works behind the scenes, to get things like this to happen - it's incredible.

"It was an electric atmosphere and it was so, so good, to hear that noise behind the goal and see all the fans celebrating after the game - it's really special."