There is no time to dwell on yesterday’s fine win over St Albans City as the Peacocks now face their second Vanarama National League South game in 48 hours when they travel to Maidstone United tomorrow (28th August), ko 3.00pm.

Victory over the Saints has lifted Town up to 5th after five games played, their highest ever placing in the table, but it is very early days and they will know the last match will soon be forgotten if they don’t follow it up with another positive performance tomorrow when the Peacocks will be making their first ever visit to the Gallagher Stadium to take on a Stones side who were relegated from the National League after finishing bottom of the pile last season. Maidstone have just played four away games on the spin and return home sitting in 10th position with eight points from five games. After beating Slough at home on the opening day, they have lost at Bath City and won at Braintree before successive 1-1 draws at Yeovil and Hemel Hempstead.

The usual merry-go-round of departures and arrivals sees Welling’s Player of the Year for 2022-23 Chi Ezennolim come on board at the Kent club along with former Tonbridge Angels midfielder Devonte Aransibia and ex-Braintree striker Lamar Reynolds amongst others. Town meanwhile name an unchanged squad from the St Albans game with the addition of Ollie Chamberlain while Lee Lucas will not start tomorrow due to the 3G surface. Head of Football Rob Dray remarked:” It will be another massive effort needed tomorrow against a full-time side just come down from the National League. It is a game we look forward to though as these are the matches we want to be involved in, playing clubs of calibre at stadiums to match. We will take the confidence from yesterday’s win over St Albans into tomorrow but know we will need to replicate those levels to give ourselves a chance.”

Traveller Info

Ground: Gallagher Stadium, James Whatman Way, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1LQ

Ground to Ground: 181.7 miles (via A303, M3, M25, M26, M20)

Directions: exit M20 at Junction 6 and take third exit off roundabout onto A229 towards Maidstone. Continue on A229 over two roundabouts until reaching White Rabbit roundabout and take third exit onto James Whatman Way.

Please note: on first team matchdays, parking within the stadium is reserved. Passes have been provided to all those who are parking there. These will be checked on the road leading down to the gates. Please do not go to James Whatman Way unless you have a pre-reserved parking pass. Other car parks (pay and display) are located at Invicta House (five minute walk), Sandling Road (five minute walk), Maidstone East Train Station (seven minute walk) and Fremlin Walk (ten minute walk).

Admission: Adults £17, Concessions (Over 65’s, Student with ID) £13, Youth (11-16 yrs) £7, Juniors (Under 11’s) Free with paying adult

Tickets can be purchased online in advance HERE

Entrance via Turnstiles 3 to 6

Card/contactless payment on Turnstiles 3 and 4

Season ticket holders only via Turnstile 6

Stand seat + £3 on above prices subject to availability

Live Streaming: the game is being streamed live on National League TV

Peacocks Radio: unfortunately Peacocks Radio coverage will not be available for this game. However commentary will be available on Stones Radio HERE

Last meeting: this will be the first ever meeting between the sides.