The Peacocks play their first home Vanarama National League South game in five weeks when they entertain Worthing tomorrow afternoon (25th November), ko 3.00pm.
The last home outing against Hampton & Richmond saw Town concede their unbeaten league record this season at the Somerset Campervan Co Stadium, a result which has triggered a slump in fortunes which has seen them slip from the summit of the table following their last league victory against Eastbourne Borough at the end of September to their current placing of 15th. The Peacocks will take some encouragement though from their improved showing at Welling United on Tuesday in the Isuzu FA Trophy when they unluckily bowed out on penalties.
Worthing travel westwards lying in 7th position with 29 points from their 17 games played although they have matches in hand on all the sides above them. This is partly due to their good run in the Emirates FA Cup where they lost 2-0 at Alfreton Town in the 1st Round Proper earlier this month but they couldn’t replicate this run in the FA Trophy and similar to Taunton, exited the competition last weekend after losing to Southern League Frome Town in another penalty shoot-out. The Sussex side bounced back in midweek with a 3-0 success at Farnborough, with striker Ollie Pearce netting his fifth goal in five games. The victory at Farnborough was the Rebels’ fifth league win from eight games on their travels this season and their third from their last four games which signals a difficult afternoon for Town as they look to bolster confidence ahead of a very busy December.
Skipper Nick Grimes and midfielder Lee Lucas both return to the squad after missing the midweek game, but Cameron Evans serves a one game suspension for accruing five bookings this season. Head of Football Rob Dray commented:” It’s good to be back at home after a month away. To me it’s all positives after Tuesday’s performance and if we carry on playing as we are things will happen. Worthing are the best possession-based side in the league with great resources and have recruited well again so it will prove a huge test but one we are capable of passing if we do what I know we are capable of.”
Turnstiles and Bars open at 12.00pm, Club Shop and Refreshment Outlets open at 1.00pm
Come early to watch Manchester City v Liverpool on the big screen in the clubhouse! Ko 12.30pm. There is also a Taunton Town Former Players’ Day taking place so should be plenty of familiar faces for Peacocks’ fans!
Matchday tickets are available to purchase in advance online HERE
Admission is also payable by card or cash at the turnstile, priced at £14 for Adults, £11 for Concessions (state pensioners & Students with ID), £5 for Youth (13-18 years), £2 for Juniors (6-12 years). Children aged under 6 are free with paying adult.
Printed Match Programmes will be available to purchase tomorrow from the Club Shop.
The programme is also available to read online HERE
Match commentary will be available on Peacocks Radio
We extend our grateful thanks to tomorrow’s Match Sponsors Redwood Joinery
We welcome our Matchday Mascots Spaxton Under 12’s
Last meeting: the Peacocks came out on top in a five goal thriller in the most recent encounter between the sides in April this year. An Ollie Pearce penalty and Ibrahim Akanbi strike put the visitors in command before two Ross Stearn penalties either side of the break restored parity, with Stearn going on to secure the winner and his hat trick in the final minute. Relive the match highlights HERE