It’s another lengthy trip for the Peacocks tomorrow (19th October) when they travel to Walton Casuals in the BetVictor Southern League, kick-off 3.00pm.

Tuesday evening’s defeat at Salisbury was Town’s first in ten league outings so the focus will very much be on bouncing back with three points from their trip to Surrey tomorrow and help keep them within striking distance of the play-off zone. The Casuals sit in 15th spot at present but would have been much higher if they had replicated their September form in August, a run of five straight defeats at the beginning of the campaign leaving them in the bottom two after the first month. However, they then reeled off four wins on the bounce last month including home victories over Weston-super-Mare and Merthyr Town to kick-start their season, although their last two league matches have seen a 1-0 loss at Hartley Wintney followed by a home draw with Gosport on Tuesday night. Town will therefore need to be wary of the Casuals’ unpredictable form so far as they look to embark on another unbeaten run of games.

The Town squad is unchanged from midweek with Ben Adelsbury and Nick Grimes both fully fit. Head of Football Rob Dray said:” Away games on 4G always present a different challenge which means a different attitude and mindset. Apart from the result I was pleased with our application and workrate on Tuesday, so we go to Walton with bags of confidence as we look to get back on track.”


On The Road – Walton Casuals

Ground: Elmbridge Sports Hub, Waterside Drive, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 2JP

Directions: Exit M3 at junction 1, take A308 signposted Staines. At the third set of traffic lights take the left turn onto A244. Follow road to Walton-on-Thames. After crossing the river Thames, take the left turn at traffic lights onto A3050. Follow road through Walton-on-Thames Town Centre. At the first major roundabout turn left onto Waterside Drive. The ground is situated at the second turning on the right. A small sign is located at the entrance to the ground marked The Hub.

Admission: Adults £12, Concessions £6, Under 18’s £5, Under 12’s £2, Parking Free, Programme £2

Most recent meetings: The two clubs met for the first time last season, with the Peacocks gaining the league double. Ryan Brett scored the only goal of the game as Town won 1-0 in Surrey in February while back in November Matt Wright, Pierce Mitchell, Craig Veal and Dan Sullivan were on the scoresheet as Town cantered to a 4-0 victory at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium.