The Peacocks will be all out to address their recent decline in home form when they take on Hemel Hempstead Town in the Vanarama National League South tomorrow afternoon (18th March), ko 3.00pm

After going 27 League matches without defeat at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium since August 2021, Town’s record was ended by St Albans in January, since when they have gleaned only five points from a further seven home fixtures including successive defeats from their three most recent games. Restoring the reputation of their home as a hard place to come will hopefully begin tomorrow against a Hemel side sitting in 13th position and without a win in four games since edging home 1-0 at Welling at the end of last month. Two defeats and two draws have followed but with one of those being a goalless affair at leaders Ebbsfleet, tomorrow’s encounter has all the hallmarks of another tough battle, especially with the Tudors having strengthened their squad this week with the signings of striker Reece Grant from Chelmsford City and loan midfielder Myles Bright from Huddersfield Town whilst also extending the loan period of left back Josh Williams from Luton Town until the end of the season.

The Peacocks now lie one place outside the bottom four in 20th, although there is still the comfort blanket of several games in hand on the sides immediately above them. However, a victory at the Cygnet tomorrow is vital to boost confidence and to ensure they don’t get dragged down any further, especially with big journeys lying in wait for the next three National League games.

Striker Dave Sims-Burgess will have a fitness test on a hamstring niggle while Zac Smith is still not quite fit. Head of Football Rob Dray’s message is clear. ” It is important now to back the club and back the team”, he said,” that’s what it’s about. We were always going to have a bad patch and we know what we need to do to get back on track. Being positive and trusting people’s roles are key, we all have a role to play in this, the highest league we have ever been in. Stay positive.”

Don’t forget there is a special offer tomorrow with our ‘Bring A Mate Double The Gate’ deal between 1pm and 2pm when the cheapest admission price will be free for two people. See below in Matchday Information for further details.

Matchday Information

Turnstiles, Bar, Club Shop and Refreshment Outlets open at 1.00pm

Admission is payable by card or cash at the turnstile only, priced at £12 for Adults, £10 for Concessions and £5 for Juniors (14-17 years). Under 14’s are free on condition they are accompanied by an adult. Unaccompanied Under 14’s will not be admitted.

‘Bring A Mate Double The Gate’ before 2.00pm:

2 Adults = 1 Adult Free

2 Concessions = 1 Concession Free

2 Juniors = 1 Junior Free

1 Adult & 1 Concession = 1 Concession Free

1 Adult & 1 Junior = 1 Junior Free

Normal admission prices apply from 2.00pm

Printed Match Programmes will be available to purchase tomorrow from the Club Shop.

The programme will also be available to read online soon

We extend our grateful thanks to tomorrow’s Match Sponsors Goodings Group and AC Mole

We welcome our Matchday Mascots tomorrow Tone Youth Under 9’s

Last meeting:  the Peacocks earnt a point following a 1-1 draw in Hertfordshire in late November, Nick Grimes giving Town the lead before Josh Castiglione equalised. Relive the Match Highlights HERE