Just in case you’ve forgotten, Taunton Town FC play at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium, Wordsworth Drive, Taunton TA1 2HG. Worth a reminder as you may be struggling to remember bearing in mind your team have not been in action on home turf for 8 weeks 😕

That will all change tomorrow (28th January), flood or frost permitting, when the Peacocks welcome St Albans City in the Vanarama National League South, ko 3.00pm. The last occasion Town staged a home match was at the start of December which ended in a goalless draw with Braintree. Since then, the Peacocks have only played five times, with only two of those games being in the National League, meaning they have fallen considerably behind with their schedule having played a minimum of three games fewer than every other side in the division and up to ten fewer than play-off chasers Oxford City.

Tomorrow’s visitors to the Cygnet St Albans also have their eye on the play-offs, sitting in 7th position with 42 points from their 26 games played. City enjoyed an unbeaten run of five National League games including four wins, from the end of November into 2023 but they have since lost their last two matches, with defeat at Oxford City followed by a home reverse to Tonbridge Angels two weeks ago. The Saints will also have two further incentives to bounce back against the Peacocks after a controversial disallowed goal in the earlier fixture between the sides saw Town earn a point from a 0-0 draw while St Albans’ one and only previous visit to the county town in 2018 saw an upset as the lower-ranked Peacocks turfed them out of the FA Cup by a 5-2 margin.

With their home form over the past 17 months standing them in good stead, Town will be aiming to also halt a run of two successive defeats after losing at Dover in their most recent League outing before exiting the Isuzu FA Trophy last week at Torquay United. The Town squad is unchanged from that game, with international clearance for new signing Cameron Evans not yet come through. Head of Football Rob Dray is looking forward to being back at the Cygnet. “A game at home after all this time is like starting again and we are really pleased to be back on home territory. We want to see a big crowd to support us as we will need everyone behind us for these 12 weeks of crazy games starting tomorrow. We know St Albans are in the play-off places for a reason, however established sides coming down to play us always find it hard here and long may that continue.”

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.

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

The programme is also available to read online HERE

We extend our grateful thanks to tomorrow’s Match Sponsors Coreus Group

We welcome our Matchday Mascots tomorrow Huish Tigers Under 7’s.

Last meeting: the Peacocks made their first ever visit to St Albans earlier in the season on 27th August and came away with a point following a goalless draw. Relive the match highlights HERE