The Peacocks will be seeking their 11th Southern League win on the bounce when they travel to meet Harrow Borough tomorrow afternoon (26th February), ko 3.00pm.

This terrific run actually began when Town trounced Borough 7-1 at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium just before Christmas, since when they have gone on to record a dozen consecutive victories in all competitions, 10 of which have come in the League to lift them into 4th place and in prime position for a title challenge. However the Peacocks have failed to win at Earlsmead in two previous visits, a 1-0 defeat in the 2018/19 campaign being followed by a 1-1 draw the following season.

The North London side occupy 14th spot in the table although they were handily placed earlier in the season. However since losing at the Cygnet they have been beaten in seven of their nine League fixtures including their last four, with just a notable 6-3 home thumping of Truro City to console the Borough faithful. They also only lost out to leaders Hayes & Yeading United to a single 87th minute goal, clearly outlining the tricky challenge Town will face tomorrow against a side who possess one of the top scorers in the division, James Ewington who has notched 19 goals to date. Harrow have also signed Moroccan wide man Yasin Ben El-Mhanni this week who has made first team appearances for both Newcastle United and Scunthorpe United while midfielder Frank Keita has departed.

The Peacocks are able to name an unchanged squad from Tuesday’s match at Swindon Supermarine, with loan striker Prince Henry again playing for Bristol City U23’s. Head of Football Rob Dray said:” It’s another important fixture where we have to keep our side of the bargain with other big games being played. All we can do is get a positive result to put pressure on the teams around us. Although we have had a fantastic run, Harrow will be a difficult proposition on their own pitch, so we cannot afford any complacency to creep in if we are serious about what we want to achieve.”


On The Road – Harrow Borough

Ground:  The Rogers Family Stadium, Earlsmead, Carlyon Avenue, South Harrow, Middlesex HA2 8SS

Ground to Ground: 157 miles (M5/M4)

Directions:  From the M25, junction 16 take the M40 East towards Uxbridge and London. Continue onto A40, passing Northolt Aerodrome on the left hand side. At the Target Roundabout junction (A312) turn left towards Northolt. Just after passing Northolt Underground Station on the left hand side, turn left at the next set of traffic lights, into Eastcote Lane, becoming Field End Road. At next roundabout, turn right into Eastcote Lane. At a small parade of shops, take the turning on the right into Carlyon Avenue. Earlsmead is the second turning on the right.

Admission: Adults £12, Concessions (Over 60’s & Students) £6, Under 16’s