A Dan Sullivan hat trick helped the Peacocks to a 5-2 victory at Willand Rovers yesterday evening (1st August).

Town’s final away friendly of the summer didn’t get off to the best of starts with former Peacock Craig Veal rounding Lloyd Irish to put the Southern League newcomers ahead after just three minutes. Sullivan opened his account to equalize on 11 minutes when he slotted home from Neal’s cross before Rovers regained the advantage on 28 minutes through Luke Mortimore.

Sullivan squared to Neal to finish to draw Town level again on the half hour, with a three goal burst sealing the win before half time. Sullivan headed in Neal’s cross to give the Peacocks the lead for the first time after 32 minutes and then completed his treble with a fine strike from the edge of the box five minutes later. Sullivan played through Neal for his second and Town’s fifth four minutes before the break which completed the scoring for the night, the second half quiet in comparison with Willand having the better opportunities.

Reaction – Head of Football Rob Dray said:” It was another good workout and Willand gave us plenty to think about. We had to switch things around after our second game in 48 hours and all the lads performed well again against another Southern League side. More minutes clocked up and we now look forward to our final friendly on Monday evening.”