BARNSTAPLE will look to strike the right balance at Avonmouth Old Boys on Saturday.
After the backs inspired the opening-day win over Redingensians, the forwards helped secure a 19-7 victory against Amersham and Chiltern at the weekend.
Those wins came either side of a 19-point defeat at Weston-super-Mare – a result Barum will be eager to put behind them when they play their second away match in National League Three South West this weekend.
"If we put together week one and week three, we'll have a pretty balanced performance," said Tom Skelding, the joint head coach. "You have to play with a balance, you can't just swing it wide."
Skelding said he and fellow head coach Steve Perry were "really chuffed" with the win against Chiltern, which came after new signing Matt Down kicked them 9-0 up with three penalties and was secured with second-half tries by Winston James and Luke Berry.
But with two wins from two home games, it is Barum's away record that is troubling Skelding and Perry.
Their last trip to Avonmouth, in dismal conditions in January, came amid a run of five successive away defeats. Barnstaple led 17-5 at half time but lost 25-24 to a last-minute penalty from their former player Joe Wearne.
"Traditionally, we know what to expect from Avonmouth and we will try to get some information about them," said Skelding. "But it's got to start being about us. If we can win 95 per cent of the lineout and scrum ball, the backs can be pretty devastating."
There are injury questions over fly half Perry, who missed the game against Chiltern, and centre Linford Brock, who limped off after just 12 minutes. Will Topps should return at full back.