An important Easter weekend is in store for the Peacocks in the Vanarama National League South starting with a big Somerset derby at Bath City tomorrow (7th April), ko 3.00pm.

Although Town have visited Twerton Park on various occasions over the years in cup competitions, tomorrow is the first time they have ever gone there for a League game. The Peacocks will be aiming to mark the occasion with a positive result as they look to build on Tuesday’s win over Concord Rangers which saw a climb up to 17th in the table, seven points clear of the drop zone and with two or three games in hand on their immediate neighbours above and below.

It is sure to be a challenging game against the 12th placed Romans though who will be looking to bounce back from two league defeats on the spin. However, they still harbour ambitions for a place in the play-offs with six fixtures left to play, currently being five points adrift of 7th placed Farnborough so a victory tomorrow will be vital for City to keep in touch. After having their game at Hungerford postponed last weekend, Bath will have the benefit of having had nearly a two week rest period since their last outing at Welling which they lost 1-0. Prior to that they had also gone down to St Albans City at Twerton Park where they have suffered nine defeats from 20 home matches this season.

The Peacocks will be missing the suspended Nat Jarvis while Lee Lucas plays his final game before beginning his ban following his dismissal against Ebbsfleet last weekend. It has also been confirmed that Jay Foulston will miss the rest of the season after a scan confirmed a double fracture of his ankle, sustained at Welling just over two weeks ago. Head of Football Rob Dray remarked:” We have eight games to go and each one is going to be a battle. Tomorrow is another milestone as to how far we have come as a club in the past few years but it’s going to be a really big test as Bath can still make the play-offs and we need to keep picking up points to ensure we stay safe and in this league next season. The lads have shown great spirit in the last few games, and we will need more of the same tomorrow when hopefully we will have a good away support to get behind us.”

Traveller Info

Ground: Twerton Park, Bath BA2 1DB

Ground to Ground: 50.9 miles (via M5/A38/A368)

Directions: Approach Bath on A39, passing through Corston. At “The Globe” roundabout take 3rd exit (Combe Down, Newton St Loe). After 1 mile take the left turn at the bottom of the hill signposted Twerton (Newton Road). Follow this road for 1 mile to enter Twerton. Entrance to the stadium is on the right, the access road being next to Morrisons.

Admission: Tickets can be purchased online in advance HERE at a slightly reduced price before 11.45pm on Thursday evening: Adults £14, Seniors £11, Student/Under 18’s £7, Under 16’s £2

Admission is also payable at the gate priced at Adults £15, Seniors £12, Student/Under 18’s £8, Under 16’s £3

Last meeting: it ended in a 1-1 draw when the sides met at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium in late September. Joe Budd put the Peacocks ahead before Alex Fletcher grabbed a last ditch equaliser eight minutes into stoppage time to earn a point. Relive the match highlights HERE