The Peacocks face a difficult test when they travel to BetVictor Southern League Premier South leaders Chesham United tomorrow afternoon (25th January), kick-off 3.00pm.
After three defeats in four games, Town stemmed the tide with a comfortable home victory over Wimborne Town last Saturday and another positive result in Buckinghamshire against one of their promotion rivals tomorrow will be another boost to their own hopes of securing at least a Play-Off place come the end of the season. However the Peacocks will have to do what no other side has done so far this season to claim the three points, with the Generals having the best home record in the division with 11 wins and a draw from their 12 games to date at the Meadow. Their last two games have provided mixed fortunes on the road, a 1-0 win at title challengers Truro City last weekend followed by a 4-1 defeat at Yate Town in midweek but overall their form over recent weeks has been good with 10 wins from 13 league fixtures. It is therefore shaping up to be a challenging task for the Peacocks who will be looking to close the nine point gap between the sides, knowing they also have two games in hand, as well as attempting to complete the league double after beating the Generals 3-2 at home earlier in the campaign.
Town will have a full squad available for the trip eastwards including new signings Luke Spokes and Ross Staley. Head of Football Rob Dray remarked:” Chesham are top of the league for a reason and even though we watched them get beaten soundly against Yate we know they will be a different animal at home and we will have to be at our best to beat them.”
On The Road – Chesham United
Ground: The Meadow, Amy Lane, Chesham, Buckinghamshire HP5 1NE
Directions: from M4 Take J8/9 A404 which will lead you to the M40, take the M40 London exit. From M40 take J2 on the roundabout off the motorway, head toward Beaconsfield on the short dual carriageway and take the first exit off the next roundabout. Get into the right hand lane and take the right exit taking the A335 for about 3 miles. As you approach the next roundabout take the right hand side lane for the second exit. Take a left turn at the following roundabout and right at the front of Tesco store. Take a left turn at the next roundabout. As you follow up the road under the next bridge, go straight over the next mini roundabout, then right at the roundabout in front of Dr Challoners School, then left at the next mini roundabout. Go straight over the next two mini roundabouts until you arrive at the roundabout at the bottom of the hill. Ground is on the first exit at a tight angle.
Admission: Adults £10, Concessions £8, Under 18’s £3, Under 12’s Free
Most recent meetings: Town won the first encounter between the sides this season in August with a 3-2 victory at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium via two goals from Matt Wright and a winner from Harry Kite, with Chesham replying through Eoin Casey and a Jamie Price own goal. Last season the Peacocks recorded the double over the Generals, winning 1-0 away thanks to a Wright header and securing a 4-0 win in the home fixture with Wright again on the scoresheet to follow up an Andrew Neal hat trick before the break.