The Peacocks return to Vanarama National League South action after a two week break when they welcome Hampton & Richmond Borough to Wordsworth Drive tomorrow afternoon (21st October), ko 3.00pm.

With last weekend’s scheduled game against Slough being called off due to the Berkshire side’s FA Cup involvement, Town have not kicked a ball in anger since securing a 2-2 draw at Dover a fortnight ago, but every cloud has a silver lining, with the respite allowing several players to fully recover from knocks.

The Beavers travel to Somerset having won both their games during October, a 2-1 win at Havant & Waterlooville being followed by a 4-3 goalfest success over Dartford last Saturday. Those two victories have lifted Hampton & Richmond up to 15th in the table with 15 points from their 12 games, so the trend is very much upwards for the West Londoners who endured a testing start to the season, having to play their first seven fixtures away from home due to pitch renovations at the Beveree. With the addition of former West Ham and Bolton Wanderers forward Rob Hall from Barnet, striker Ben Seymour from Plymouth Parkway and defender Jordan Cheadle from Dorking Wanderers over the summer amongst others, there is plenty of experience in the Borough squad to make it a difficult afternoon for the Peacocks.

It’s now ten National League games unbeaten for the Peacocks, a run of form which has lifted them up to second place in the table and after conceding the double last season to tomorrow’s visitors, the incentive is there to claim the three points and stay there. Town will be boosted by the return of Dan Ball to the squad following recovery from an injury sustained during pre-season, however striker Elliott Dugan has departed the club after a brief stay and is joining Tiverton Town once paperwork has been completed. Head of Football Rob Dray said:” For the first time this season we have a full squad to choose from in mid-October. The week off has allowed some injuries to recover and also provide some good training times. We realise the journey Hampton are on and they have gelled in the last few weeks, so we again mentally have to be at our best as talent wise I have no problem at all. It is our first home League game in three weeks so it would be great to get a big crowd there to get behind us as the team and the club deserve more support.”

Matchday Information

Turnstiles, Bars, Club Shop and Refreshment Outlets open at 12.15pm

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 HERE

We extend our grateful thanks to tomorrow’s Match Sponsors Eagle Plant

We welcome our Matchday Mascots Wesley and Benjamin Mileham

Last meeting: tomorrow’s visitors emerged as the victors in the most recent meeting of the sides on 28th March last season at Hampton. Ruaridh Donaldson put the hosts ahead before Jake Wannell equalised to leave it level at the break. However, a second from Donaldson and an Alfy Whittingham goal secured a 3-1 win for the Beavers. Relive the match highlights HERE