Two goals from Matt Wright helped the Peacocks romp to a 5-1 BetVictor Southern League victory at Walton Casuals yesterday afternoon (19th October).

The result was the perfect antidote to Tuesday’s first defeat in ten games at Salisbury, Town making a solid start before taking the lead after 28 minutes through Dan Sullivan who fired into the bottom corner from the edge of the area. A spell of three goals in as many minutes then followed, Town doubling their lead on 37 minutes when Andrew Neal surged into the box before squaring across for Wright to sweep home. Rene Howe held off the Peacocks’ defence to reply for the Casuals a minute later before Harry Kite steered in Town’s third six minutes before half time after the home defence had made a mess of clearing a Lewis Hall cross. Wright added his second of the game and Town’s fourth goal on 66 minutes when he converted Jamie Short’s low cross. Howe then hit the post for Walton with an overhead effort before Town wrapped up the scoring in the last minute, Ed Palmer blasting in a left foot volley from 15 yards after Casuals had failed to clear Shane White’s corner. The victory lifts Town up one place to 6th in the table and sets them up nicely for Wednesday’s clash with high-flying Truro City at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium.

Reaction – Head of Football Rob Dray remarked:” Utilising a good squad was always going to be important and yesterday showed that with the changes we made. After Tuesday our energy levels were superb on a difficult surface and a different atmosphere. They have been very good at home this year but in all honesty we were outstanding in dominating the ball. We have threatened to do this to someone for a while and all this after a long journey but we can’t rest on our laurels and we now prepare for Wednesday.”