The Peacocks play their last BetVictor home game before Christmas when they entertain Metropolitan Police tomorrow afternoon (14th December), kick-off 3.00pm.

A win over the Surrey side will maintain Town’s position in the play-off pack, cemented by last Saturday’s victory over Beaconsfield which saw the Peacocks remain in fifth place in the table as all the sides above them also won. The Police though will again prove a difficult proposition, with Town not having managed to beat them yet in three meetings. In September an Andrew Neal goal earnt his side a point at Imber Court while Town conceded the double last season as the Police reached the Super Play-Off Final before losing to Tonbridge Angels for a place in the National League South. This time round they lie in 10th spot with 24 points from their 19 fixtures played, being unbeaten in their last three outings which includes a win over second place Chesham United followed by a 3-0 success at Dorchester Town last weekend.

The Peacocks will go into the game though with confidence, having been beaten only once in their last 15 league games with 35 goals scored and just 14 conceded during that time, a massive turnaround after shipping seven in their opening two fixtures. Striker Neal is also in form after notching five goals from his last four competitive starts and he will hope to continue in that vein at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium tomorrow. Head of Football Rob Dray names an unchanged squad, with winger Joe Charles who has featured once so far going out on loan to Bideford. The Town boss commented:” It’s important we replicate our levels from the past few weeks as Met Police always put in a good performance against us. At this time of year we must be at our best physically but if we are able to meet those demands and hopefully a large Christmas crowd get behind us we give ourselves every chance.”