Midweek action returns to the Cygnet Health Care Stadium when the Peacocks entertain Truro City in the BetVictor Southern League tomorrow evening (23rd October), kick-off 7.45pm.

The game is shaping up to be an interesting encounter, with Town having suffered only one defeat in their last 11 league matches, having bounced back with a resounding 5-1 win at Walton Casuals at the weekend following last week’s reverse to Salisbury. Whilst the Peacocks were winning in Surrey, the White Tigers were gaining a 2-1 home win over Hendon which made it eight league games unbeaten for them. They have made a good start to life back in the Southern League after being relegated from National League South last season, currently lying in 2nd spot on goal difference from leaders Tiverton and seven points ahead of Town in sixth. Town will therefore be keen not to allow the gap between themselves and the top two to increase further.

It will be the first competitive meeting between the teams since September 2015 when the Cornish side won through in the Emirates FA Cup following a replay, all of Truro’s goals coming from players who have since gone on to represent Taunton. The first tie ended 2-2 with two goals from Jordan Rogers cancelling out strikes from Craig Duff and Matt Wright, but Town lost the replay 3-1 in Cornwall, another Rogers goal equalizing Ryan Brett’s opener before Duff and Arran Pugh sent Truro through.

Head of Football Rob Dray is able to name an unchanged squad from Saturday with no injury concerns. He commented:” We’re looking forward to taking on a side who are second in the table and who are looking to bounce back after relegation. They have recruited well in their management and squad and will be a good test for us in front of what we hope will be a big, noisy crowd.”