The Peacocks play their final away friendly of their pre-season campaign when they travel to Chippenham Town tomorrow evening (30th July), ko 7.45pm.

The game is sure to provide a real test for Town with the National League South hosts a step above Town in the non-league structure. The Peacocks have won three of their four warm-up matches to date but the only defeat has been against higher league opposition in the form of Exeter City so tomorrow’s meeting will be a good benchmark with the Southern League season just over two weeks away.

Chippenham have an identical success rate to the Peacocks, having won three of their four pre-season games. They opened with a 3-0 success against Clevedon Town before going down to a 2-1 defeat to League club Newport County. Since then they have recorded 3-0 and 2-0 victories at Cirencester Town and Melksham Town respectively. The two sides met before the start of last season, the Peacocks coming out on top by a 3-1 margin at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium which may give the Wiltshire side some extra incentive as they prepare for their League opener at Dulwich Hamlet on 14th August.

The Peacocks should have a full squad available with goalkeeper Lloyd Irish returning after his honeymoon and left back Jay Foulston back following his trial at Swansea City. Head of Football Rob Dray remarked:” Tomorrow will be a good test to show us where we are. We need to start ramping our performances up with the season fast approaching.”


Traveller Info

Chippenham Town FC: Hardenhuish Park, Bristol Road, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14 6LR

Admission: £7, Under 16’s Free. Admission is by advance ticket sales only with no tickets available on the gate. Tickets can be purchased HERE with sales ending at 4.45pm tomorrow. Supporters who wish to take U16’s with them (maximum of two per adult) must email to inform Chippenham how many children will attend as they have to monitor the spectator total.

Directions: Leave the M4 at Junction 17 and take the A350 towards Chippenham. After around two and a half miles you will reach a roundabout (where there is a services area on one side). Take the second exit at the roundabout and keep on the A350. Keep straight on at the next two roundabouts and then take the first exit at the third (Bumpers Farm) onto the A420. Go straight on at the two mini roundabouts. After a quarter of a mile you will reach a small car park on your left (look out for the blue Chippenham Town FC welcome sign). Just after the car park there is the entrance road to the Football Club.