The Peacocks hit the high road again when they travel to Tonbridge Angels for their latest Vanarama National League South game tomorrow afternoon (9th September), ko 3.00pm.

With only one defeat from their opening eight fixtures, Town have made an impressive start to their second season at National League level, currently sitting in sixth place following a run of six matches unbeaten. That includes their last three away outings when they have picked up a point at Weymouth, Maidstone and in the most recent game Chippenham on Tuesday evening where they fought back from 3-1 down with two goals in the final ten minutes. More of the same spirit will be needed for tomorrow’s test against the Angels who lie in 13th position, five points behind the Peacocks. Tonbridge’s away form has been slightly better than their home record during the first month of the season, with two wins and two defeats on their travels while they have picked up just the one victory at home against Dover Athletic last month while both Weston-super-Mare and Welling United have left the Longmead Stadium with maximum points from their visit.

The Kent club have been resident in the National League since the 2019-20 campaign, with last season’s final finish of 9th being their best, matching the 9th place they achieved when they were previously at this level in 2012. With the additions of several experienced faces such as winger Gianni Crichlow from Havant & Waterlooville, striker Ibby Akanbi from Worthing and centre half Kodi Lyons-Foster from Aldershot manager Jay Saunders will be hoping to improve their prospects this time around.

The Peacocks welcome Joe Guest back into the squad after he has missed the last three games while Rabby Tabu Minzamba has gone on loan to Willand Rovers, otherwise the squad remains unchanged from midweek. Head of Football Rob Dray said:” It will be another tough test tomorrow, Turning up is key at the moment and we’ve done that pretty well so far and we know we will have to be prepared and focused tomorrow. We are playing with confidence though and will be all out to carry on with our unbeaten run.”

Traveller Info

Ground: The Halcyon Wealth Longmead Stadium, Darenth Avenue, Tonbridge, Kent TN10 3JF

Ground to Ground: 173.4 miles (via A303/M3/M25)

Directions:  Exit M25 at junction 5  onto the A21 (signposted Sevenoaks, Hastings). After approximately five miles, branch left, then at roundabout take the second exit onto London Road (signposted Hildenborough, B245). After about another four miles, and having driven through Hildenborough, turn left onto Dry Hill Park Road (signposted Shipbourne). At roundabout take the first exit (left) onto A227 (Shipbourne Road, signposted Shipbourne). At next roundabout turn left onto Darenth Avenue (first exit, left) and signposted Tonbridge Farm Sportsground. Go down the hill on Darenth Avenue and you will come to the entrance to the car park (gates). You will see the football ground in front of you. Car parking is free of charge.

Admission: Adults £16, Concessions £13, Youth (12-17 yrs) £7, Under 12’s (Under 15’s entry with paying adult only)

Tickets can be purchased in advance online HERE or at the gate

Peacocks Radio: live commentary will be available on Peacocks Radio

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

Last meeting: the Peacocks recorded the double over Angles last season, returning from Kent with three points from the last game between the sides on 4th March. Jordan Greenidge put the hosts ahead before Jay Foulston equalised with Goal of the Season for 2022-23. Devonte Aransibia restored the home side’s lead before Town turned the tables in the second half, a Ross Stearn penalty and a Jake Wannell winner steering the Peacocks to a 3-2 success. Relive the match highlights HERE