The Peacocks played well and fully deserved the victory against a strong Supermarine side in the latest pre season friendly.
The home side had the first real chance after 34 minutes when a free kick from George Dowling went just over but it was Taunton who took the lead three minutes later when a Joe Guest cross was finished by Ollie Chamberlain after good work by Joe Budd and Dave Sims-Burgess.
Supermarine continued to push forward and substitute Jack Stanley had a shot saved by Taunton keeper Will Buse after 54 minutes. The visitors increased their advantage after 65 minutes when Ollie Chamberlain scored from a free kick following a foul by Sam Turl on Nat Jarvis. Turl had a chance himself on 79 mins but sub keeper Lloyd Irish made a good save.
A pre season friendly would not be the same without a goal by Harry Warwick and he duly obliged two minutes from time, cutting in from the right and finishing with a thunderous left foot shot which gave the triallist sub keeper no chance. Taunton sub Dylan Morgan had a late chance which went over the bar but the Peacocks ran out comfortable winners.
Taunton: Will Buse (Lloyd Irish 65), Joe Budd, Jay Foulston (Will Tunnicliff 45), Nick Grimes (captain) (Ioan Richards 45), Dan Ball (Dylan Morgan 65), Luke Ward, Ollie Chamberlain, Lloyd James (Lee Lucas 65), Nat Jarvis (Harry Warwick 65), Joe Guest (Ross Staley 45), Dave Sims-Burgess
Supermarine: Connor Johns (Trialist 80), Sam Turl, Lewis Hall, Jamie Edge (captain), Leon Morrison, Tyrone Duffus, Sal Abubakar (Zach Kotwica 55), George Dowling (Jack Stanley 45), Trialist (Conor McDonagh 43), Harry Williams (James Harding 55), Ryan Campbell.
Referee: Sam Read (Swindon)
Referee’s Assistant 1: Andrew Lincoln (Swindon)
Referee’s Assistant 2: Mitchell Terry (Swindon)
“As the game went on we got better, there’s no doubt about that, we took our chances……” watch the Match Reaction of Rob Dray and Lloyd James on Peacocks TV HERE
Match highlights can be seen on Peacocks TV HERE
Match photos from Club Photographer Ashley Harris can be viewed HERE