The Peacocks are in action in the 1st Round of the Somerset Premier Cup tomorrow evening (3rd October) when they welcome Portishead Town to Wordsworth Drive, ko 7.45pm.

The game gives the squad a break from the stresses and strains of Vanarama National League South duty as they take on a Portishead side who are going great guns so far this season in the Western League First Division. Posset currently sit top of the table, having secured 12 wins from their 15 matches to date and with only one defeat, a 2-1 reverse at Radstock Town in the second game of the campaign. Finding the net hasn’t been a problem either with 47 goals scored and just 11 conceded while they have also progressed through two rounds of the FA Vase so they travel down the M5 in buoyant mood.

The Peacocks have won the Somerset Premier Cup on five previous occasions, most recently in 2017 with a 4-2 win over Weston-super-Mare before losing to the same opposition in the final of 2018-19 which was held over to the start of the following season. The last two years have seen Town fail to progress beyond the 2nd Round.

Head of Football Rob Dray names a full squad for the tie tomorrow with the addition of Rabby Tabu Minzamba and Evander Grubb who have been playing at Willand Rovers and Bristol Manor Farm respectively. The Town boss said:” Momentum is key and we want to keep everyone on point. Tomorrow will give us a chance to give some of the squad game time but it is still crucial to keep our mentality strong and make sure there is no complacency.”

A reminder that admission prices have been reduced for the game. The match is all pay as season tickets are not valid for this competition.

Matchnight Information

Turnstiles, Bars, Club Shop and Refreshment Outlets open at 6.00pm

Match tickets are available to purchase in advance online HERE

Admission is also payable by card or cash at the turnstile, priced at £8 for Adults, £6 for Concessions (state pensioners & Students with ID), £2 for Youth (13-18 years), £1 for Juniors (6-12 years). Children aged under 6 are free with paying adult

There will be no printed or online Match Programme for this game

There will be no match commentary for this game

We extend our grateful thanks to the Match Sponsor Broadies Supplements

Last meeting: the sides have only met once in recent history in a pre-season friendly at Portishead on 14th July 2007. The home side led at the break through James Clarke’s goal before Lee Groves scored for the Peacocks in the second half as the game ended 1-1.