The Peacocks will be aiming to complete a hat trick of successive away wins when they travel to Hampton & Richmond Borough in the Vanarama National League South tomorrow evening (28th March), ko 7.45pm.
The trip to West London ends a trilogy of treks in the past week for Town who have responded to the challenge by securing back to back victories at Welling United and on Saturday at Braintree Town, results which have considerably improved their position just above the bottom four. Although the job is not yet done to ensure National League football remains at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium for next season, the Peacocks can take another big step towards that with a positive result tomorrow against the Beavers who will be chasing a quickfire League double following their victory in Somerset three weeks ago. That success sparked a sequence of three further wins on the bounce for Borough against Chelmsford, Cheshunt and Dover before their winning spell was ended on Saturday with a 1-0 home defeat to Farnborough. Nevertheless four wins from five games has propelled them up to 16th, one point and two places ahead of Town but with four more matches to their name.
The Peacocks name an unchanged squad from their terrific win at Braintree on Saturday which ended the hosts’ unbeaten home League record while Hampton will be missing Adrian Clifton, James Comley and Brandon Barzey who are on international duty with Montserrat. Head of Football Rob Dray said:” We have achieved superb things against the odds in the past week but the attitude of this group means we keep going. We cannot afford to let our standards slip in any shape or form as there can be no room for complacency in this league. The team have done terrifically well to play themselves out of a bad spell but there is still a lot of work to do, the lads know that, so we must show the same resolve we have shown in the last two games to give ourselves a chance.”
Tomorrow’s match can be watched live as part of a National League TV pilot. Start by searching National League TV on your mobile device or laptop, or simply click HERE.
Click Register, in the top right of the home page, and follow the instructions to create an account. When it asks you for your team, ensure to select NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH.
Once you are signed in, click on “Packages” on the top bar. Select the third package available, which gives you access to National League North and South games taking place on Tuesday 28 March.
Ground: The Rocket Hospitality Beveree Stadium, Beaver Close, Hampton, London TW12 2BX
Ground to Ground: 135.7 miles (via A303/M3)
Directions: exit the M3 at junction 1 (Sunbury Cross – signposted for Hampton Court), and then follow the A308 towards Kingston. Continue on the A308, past Kempton Park Racecourse, and as you enter Hampton, turn first left into Percy Road. Continue along Percy Road, and then turn right into Station Road just before the level crossing, continuing for quarter of a mile. Beaver Close is on your left hand side opposite the garage.
Admission: Tickets can be purchased online in advance HERE at a slightly reduced price of Adults £14, Concessions (Senior Citizens, Students) £10, Youth (12-18) £5, Junior (5-11) £3, Under 5’s Free
Admission is also payable at the gate priced at Adults £15, Concessions £11, Youth (12-18) £5, Junior (5-11) £3 accompanied by adult, Under 5’s Free accompanied by adult.
Please note that the stadium operates on a cashless basis. All payments at the turnstile, catering outlets and club shop will need to be made by card.
Last meeting: the Beavers came out on top when the sides met at the beginning of March. Dave Sims-Burgess cancelled out Luis Fernandez’s opener for Hampton, but the visitors went on to complete a 3-1 win courtesy of Jake Gray and a second for Fernandez. Relive the match highlights HERE