The Peacocks will be aiming to take another big step towards automatic promotion from the Southern League when they travel to play Truro City tomorrow evening (6th April), ko 7.45pm.

After beating Weston-super-Mare on Saturday to record their fifth win in six League games, Town now top the Premier South table and with five matches to go are in pole position to claim the title and elevation to the National League South. It is very tight amongst the top four sides with Metropolitan Police, who the Peacocks travel to this coming weekend, lying one point below in second but having played two more games whilst Hayes & Yeading and Farnborough occupy third and fourth place respectively and trail Town by three points. Apart from a victory at Bolitho Park tomorrow therefore proving paramount towards securing the ultimate prize, three points would also guarantee Town a place in the Play-Offs.

Truro meanwhile are still in with a shout of claiming the final play-off spot, being six points adrift in 8th place but with two games in hand. The White Tigers will also have the incentive to throw a spanner in Town’s works, having lost twice at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium this season. Dan Sullivan’s late goal saw the Peacocks come out on top by a 2-1 margin in the League on August Bank Holiday Monday which they followed with a 3-1 victory in the Southern League Challenge Cup in November. City have been in good shape recently however since losing to Salisbury at Bolitho Park in mid-March, going the last five games unbeaten with three consecutive goalless draws including one at Metropolitan Police followed by two wins against Merthyr and Swindon Supermarine. The Met and Hayes & Yeading have also both left Devon empty-handed this year to confirm it will be another hard 90 minutes ahead.

Ross Staley returns to the squad after missing the weekend, otherwise an unchanged squad will be on duty. Head of Football Rob Dray commented:” Five to go and a deep breath after Saturday. Being top now is nice but means nothing unless we back things up. It’s still anyone’s title in a fantastic finish to a challenging season after two years disrupted by Covid. We know what we have to do but no game is easy at all and to use the well-worn cliché we take it one game at a time.”

Just a reminder that the White Tigers are currently groundsharing at Plymouth Parkway FC whilst they await confirmation of their new stadium back in Cornwall. 

On The Road – Truro City

Ground: Plymouth Parkway FC, Bolitho Park, St Peters Road, Plymouth PL5 3JG

Ground to Ground: 78.9 miles

Directions:  Leave the A38 at the Manadon junction, at the roundabout take the turning for St Peters Road, ground entrance is then 1 mile on your right hand side.

Admission: Adults £13, Concessions/Students £8, U12’s £4