The Peacocks look forward to their first home game of 2024 in the Vanarama National League South tomorrow evening (9th January) when they welcome Somerset rivals Yeovil Town, ko 7.45pm.

The sides go into the big local derby having experienced differing fortunes at the weekend. The Glovers stretched their lead at the summit to ten points with a 2-0 victory at Huish Park against Bath City to preserve their unbeaten home record this season whilst the Peacocks dipped to a 3-0 defeat at Slough, a result which means a return of only seven points from their last 11 league outings. That loss kept Town in 19th position, but they have played the fewest fixtures in the division so have scope to climb well away from the relegation zone with their games in hand. That only works if you win those games though, and the Peacocks face a stern challenge in the shape of a Yeovil outfit whose weekend win made it six games unbeaten, and their 14th success from 19 league matches. Taunton will gain confidence from their impressive home form which has seen them lose only once in ten league games as they look to upset the odds and give the home fans in a near-capacity crowd a new year boost.

Since the reverse fixture on Boxing Day which the Glovers won easily by a 4-1 margin, Dylan Morgan has switched camps and moved along the A303 with the former Peacocks’ midfielder making his Yeovil debut off the bench on Saturday. The home side meanwhile name the same squad from Saturday with the added inclusion of two new loan signings dependent on paperwork being processed tomorrow. Head of Football Rob Dray commented:” We have to be better in both 18 yard boxes and that was a lesson for some of our young players on Saturday. We know what Yeovil possess, they are strong all over the pitch and are top of the league for a reason. However we will set up accordingly and give the big crowd a performance of grit and effort.”

Matchnight Information

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

Admission to this game is by advance ticket purchase ONLY HERE. There are a small number of tickets remaining for home supporters and these will be available to purchase online up until 1.00pm tomorrow. No admission will be possible on the gate without a pre-purchased ticket.

Segregation will be in place for this game with Yeovil Town supporters housed at the Fire Station End of the stadium. Any away supporter who is found to have purchased tickets for the home area of the stadium is liable to be refused entry or removed from the ground.

We extend our massive thanks to JMT Plastering and Jewson for supplying frost covers to complement our frost sheets to protect part of the pitch tonight, so with temperatures dropping the south side of the pitch is covered. Thanks also to our Head Groundsman Rob Hake who has worked wonders on the pitch.

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

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

We extend our grateful thanks to tomorrow’s Match Sponsors:

Somerset County Cricket Club

Football Fun Factory (Taunton)

Decorating Kings

We welcome our Matchday Mascots tomorrow Taunton Youth Under 13’s and for Yeovil, Oliver Trott

Last meeting: the game on Boxing Day resulted in a conclusive 4-1 victory for the Glovers at Huish Park. Goals from Frank Nouble and Michael Smith put Yeovil two up at the break which they added to in the second half through Rhys Murphy and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton before Austen Booth notched a consolation. Relive the match highlights HERE