The Peacocks maintained fifth spot in the BetVictor Southern League table with a 3-2 victory over Harrow Borough at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium this afternoon (1st February).

The hosts got off to an ideal start, forging ahead with the first chance of the game on six minutes when Shane White’s cross from the right was volleyed home on the near post by Dan Sullivan. Luke Spokes came close to adding a second immediately after, but the rest of the half was a rather forgettable affair apart from Sullivan striking the outside of the post with a shot just before the break.

A sudden burst of four goals in seven second half minutes brought the game to life. An avoidable free kick led to an equaliser for Harrow after 64 minutes, Michael Bryan crossing for George Fenton to head in from close range but Town responded and were back in front three minutes later when Matt Wright’s shot was tipped onto the bar by Borough keeper Luca Ashby-Hammond and Jamie Short drilled in the stray ball. However the visitors were level two minutes later after a poor defensive pass inside gifted Okem Chime an opportunity which he swept past Lloyd Irish. The disappointment was short-lived as Town took the lead for the third and final time on 71 minutes, Harry Kite breaking through to set up Ryan Brett who steered home into the far corner. Town withstood pressure from Harrow as they looked to regain parity for a third time, with a last-gasp goal for the visitors being disallowed for handball, but the Peacocks had done enough to secure another important win.

Head of Football Rob Dray remarked:” The importance of grinding out results in adverse conditions is crucial especially at this time of year. We managed to do this despite being nowhere near our best and there is much more to come from this team. We now move on to Wednesday and look forward to taking on Bath in the Somerset Premier Cup.” More reaction from Rob can be seen on Peacocks TV HERE and match highlights can be viewed HERE.