A crunch weekend awaits for the Peacocks who face a critical Southern League game at Metropolitan Police tomorrow afternoon (9th April), ko 3.00pm.

The race for the one automatic promotion spot to the National League South could hardly be tighter with four sides realistically in with a shout of claiming the top honours. Town are one of those, lying in 2nd place and level on points with leaders Hayes & Yeading who have played one more game. The Police sit in 3rd position one point behind and having also played an additional game while Farnborough have chalked off 38 games, the same as Taunton and lie three points adrift. The scene is set then for a nail-biting final fortnight of the campaign.

Against such a scenario, the Peacocks know they can ill afford to drop further points after disappointingly losing at play-off chasing Truro on Wednesday evening. However, their record against the Met is not very impressive, having lost four times in six meetings including earlier in the season when Jack Mazzone’s solitary second half goal gave them victory at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium. They have also failed to win in two previous visits to Imber Court so all being well it will be third time lucky tomorrow.  After losing to Chesham at the beginning of March, the Blues have embarked on a four game unbeaten run although they have dropped points in their last two home matches to Truro and Harrow Borough.

The Peacocks name an unchanged squad from the Truro game for the trip to Surrey. Goalkeeping Coach Connor Sidley-Adams remarked:” The boys are ready to kick on following the midweek setback. If we create the same number of chances that we did on Wednesday, we won’t have any worries. Saturday will be a huge day for the outcome of the League with all teams vying for the title having tough games. We’ll be going into tomorrow’s match full of confidence off the back of our fantastic run over the last few months plus taking the pain of Wednesday to try and secure the three points!”

On The Road – Metropolitan Police

Ground: Imber Court, Ember Lane, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 0BT

Ground to Ground: 137.9 miles (via A303)

Directions: Via A303 take M3 to junction 1 or via M5/M4/M25 leave M25 at J12 for M3, then take A308. At roundabout take the fourth exit onto Staines Road (A308) towards Kingston. After 3.7 miles at roundabout take the second exit onto Hampton Court Way (A309). After 1 mile at roundabout take the third exit onto Ember Court Road, then 300 yards ahead of you is the entrance to the ground.

Admission: Adults £11, Concessions £6, Under 16’s £1