Ealing Trailfinders director of coaching Ben Ward has ordered his side to tighten up their defence before it costs them valuable points.
Trailfinders take on Blaydon at Vallis Way on Saturday on the back of a seven-try bonus-point victory against Old Albanian at the weekend.
But Ward was less than impressed with his side’s defending in the 47-30 win and warned his players they need to plug the leaks.
He said: “We were pleased with the result in that we got the bonus point but not very happy that we switched off and let them back into the game.
“Thankfully we managed to step back on the gas when it really mattered but I’ve made it clear that I was not very satisfied with what happened.
“I think in the end our experience showed and we were comfortable but next time we might not be so lucky.
“I’m delighted we scored 47 points but we can’t give the opposition a way back into the game.
“Hopefully we will learn from that.”
Phil Chester twice crossed the whitewash while Tom Brown’s touchdown and a penalty try secured Trailfinders a bonus point before half-time.
When Danny Kenny added their fifth try shortly after the restart, Trailfinders looked to have the game wrapped up, but they switched off and suddenly the hosts were just three points behind.
But Trailfinders regrouped and Alex Penny plunged over before Brown scored his second to put the result beyond doubt.
The focus now switches to Blaydon, and Ward said: “We know they have a big physical pack but they can also play, but the emphasis has to be on our performance.
“I don’t want a repeat of what happened at Old Albanian.
“I am looking for that perfect performance, something that you are probably never going to get, but we will keep striving for that improvement.”
Meanwhile, Welsh international Will Harries has signed for Trailfinders for the remainder of the season.
Harries won three caps for the Welsh national side when he played against New Zealand, Australia and the Barbarians in 2010 and is also a regular in the sevens side and featured at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
“Ealing Trailfinders are well known for their running rugby, something that I am sure will suit my game, especially on the new pitch,” Harries said.
“I know Alex Walker from the Wales 7s team and he spoke highly of the club, said he really enjoyed it here and that there was a really good atmosphere. Hopefully we will be going places this season and over the next few too.”
Prior to signing on at Vallis Way, Harries played for Newport Gwent Dragons and the Cardiff-born 27-year-old, who can play at wing or fullback, has also played for Northampton Saints and Bedford Blues.
“Will is a proven player at the top level,” said Ward. “He has the ability to play a number of different positions and will increase the competition for places in the team. He is still involved with Wales sevens, which allows him to bring an immediate high level of fitness and be ready to go.”