After making progress in two cup competitions during the past week, Town return to Pitching In Southern League action when they travel to Farnborough tomorrow afternoon (11th September), ko 3.00pm.
The trip to Hampshire is the first of two tough away assignments for the Peacocks in the space of three days, with Poole Town to follow on Tuesday evening. Before then there is the small matter of tackling the Borough who have made a good start to the campaign, lying in fourth spot with 10 points from their opening five fixtures. After beginning with a goalless draw at home to Walton Casuals, they reeled off three wins on the trot with impressive away victories at Chesham United and Poole Town followed by a home win against Hendon before suffering their first defeat of the season on Bank Holiday Monday when they went down 5-2 at Swindon Supermarine. Like the Peacocks, they advanced smoothly in the FA Cup last weekend, beating Peacehaven & Telscombe 4-0 at the Easy As HGV Stadium but were beaten 4-3 by the Metropolitan Police in the League Challenge Cup on Tuesday evening.
The Peacocks will be out to extend their winning sequence of three matches, the two cup tie wins over Shepton Mallet and Bideford being preceded by the victory over Truro City which lifted Rob Dray’s men up to sixth spot in the table. A repeat of last season’s 1-0 victory would be more than welcome as the Peacocks look to maintain their position in the early leading pack chasing 100% leaders Hayes & Yeading United. Players rested for the midweek trip to Bideford return to the squad which also includes midfielder Lee Lucas who is fit for selection. Jack Veale is also back in the reckoning while new Bristol City loan signings Will Buse and Khari Allen are included. Jake Wannell who was injured at Shepton Mallet last Saturday is out along with Ben Adelsbury who also has a knock. Head of Football Rob Dray said:” It’s important we fully focus back on the league with two tough matches coming up. Farnborough have begun well, and we will need to be strong and organised to get something from the game tomorrow. I have confidence though that if we turn up, we are more than capable of keeping our winning run going.”
Ground: Easy As HGV Stadium, Cherrywood Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 8UD
Ground to Ground: 118 miles
Directions: Leave the M3 motorway at Junction 4 and take the A331 signed to Farnham. After a few hundred yards exit at the second slip road – signed A325 Farnborough – turn right at the roundabout and cross over the dual carriageway and a small roundabout. Pass the Farnborough Gate shopping centre on your left and at the next roundabout turn left onto the A325. Go over a pelican crossing and at the next set of lights take the right filter into Prospect Avenue. At the end of this road turn right at the roundabout into Cherrywood Road. The ground is half a mile on the right.
Admission: Adults £12, Concessions £10, 16-21 yr old £6, Under 16’s Free, Car Park £2
Match tickets can be purchased at the turnstile or in advance on Farnborough’s Eventbrite site HERE