IMMEDIATELY after defeat to Weston-super-Mare in their first away game, Barnstaple's Steve Perry was already thinking about how to put things right for their next trip.
Barum must first deal with Amersham and Chiltern at Pottington Road on Saturday.
But the visit to Avonmouth Old Boys a week later was looming large in Perry's thoughts.
The joint head coach said: "We need to get better away from home. If I knew what the answer was I would come up with it in training but I think it's about being good at the things we're good at.
"When we played at home (in the win over Redingensians) we were very good at the simple things and being clinical. We left those things behind and made a lot of basic errors (at Weston)."
With Will Topps successful only once from the kicking tee, Barnstaple were never ahead against a Weston side who won 36-17 and should be challenging at the top of National League Three South West this season.
Matt Gohl, the Barum lock, was shown an early yellow card for a team offence and while he was off Weston took a 13-0 lead with fly half James Mackay kicking two penalties and converting Harry Jones's try.
"Last year Weston were up at the top of the league and to be competitive you have to keep 15 on the field and be disciplined," said Perry. "I don't think we did ourselves any favours in the early part of the game. Maybe we will bring a ref in to training."
Mackay added another three points after Gohl returned before Perry nudged a kick through for Topps to score Barnstaple's first points.
Ryan Brend went close a couple of times for Barnstaple but Mackay's fourth penalty made it 19-5 to Weston at half time.
A determined start to the second half saw the visitors stay in touch. Ryan Carter strolled in for a try after a break by Topps who converted.
Then, after Sam Smee took advantage of hesitation in the Barum defence to score, Mackay was sin-binned for a high tackle.
Two minutes after going on from the bench, Luke Berry was on the end of an overlap to score and it was 24-17.
But Weston's pack took control and drove over for tries by Dave Bufton, converted by Harvey Skelton, and Dan Waldron.
"When we play with intensity and accuracy we are a very good side," said Perry."We had some passages but we went from defending so well at home to conceding so many points away. We need consistency – that's what we're striving for."