The Peacocks play their second home game of the Vanarama National League South season when they entertain Welling United tomorrow afternoon (19th August), ko 3.00pm.

After getting off to a winning start in their opening home match a fortnight ago against Braintree Town, the Peacocks have lost at Aveley and drawn at Weymouth in the past week so will be aiming to regain the winning touch tomorrow against Welling, the first of three successive Saturday fixtures at Wordsworth Drive. The Wings are pointless after the first three games to sit at the bottom of the table, having begun with a 5-2 drubbing at Truro City on the opening Saturday before suffering two successive home defeats to Hemel Hempstead Town by a single penalty and Chelmsford City who scored the winner nine minutes into stoppage time on Tuesday evening to win 2-1. Not the start that former Eastbourne Borough manager Danny Bloor would have wanted to his tenure at Park View Road as he looks for his new look squad to gel. Summer arrivals include keeper Ben Winterbottom on loan from Brentford, midfielder Dominic Odusanya who played 30 games for Maidstone United in the National League last season, former Hanwell Town winger Kain Adom, striker Kareem Isiaka and a number of players from Bloor’s former club Eastbourne including defender Mitch Dickenson and midfield man James Vaughan. With their two home losses again highlighting the fine margins at Step 2, the Kent outfit have more than enough in their locker to throw a spanner in Town’s works.

Head of Football Rob Dray commented:” After two journeys we come back home and more than ever we need our fans to come and back us and be positive. The players always feel the positivity and we sign people on the back of this. Back to football, any point is a good point away in a local derby, so we take that momentum into tomorrow. We’re aware not to look at the league table until the end of September, Welling are a tough, established team at this level and Danny’s sides will always be resilient and organized so we will need to work hard to get something.”

Joe Guest returns to the squad after going off at Aveley following a clash of heads with Nick Grimes, with a midweek x-ray revealing no serious damage.

Matchday Information

Turnstiles, Bars, Club Shop and Refreshment Outlets open at 1.00pm

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 Walpole Dunn

We welcome our Matchday Mascot tomorrow Archie Mileham

Last meeting: the Peacocks returned from Kent on 21st March with a 1-0 victory in the most recent meeting between the sides last season, Zac Smith scoring the crucial goal in the final ten minutes. Relive the match highlights HERE