Taunton will be aiming to bounce back from Tuesday's defeat at Shortwood when they make their first visit to Toolstation League side Gillingham Town tomorrow (8 September) for an FA Cup First Round Qualifying tie, kick-off 3.00pm. Progress in the competition would earn Town £3,000 to go with the £1,750 earnt from the replay win over Paulton in the previous round but they face a hazardous game at the Dorset club who were promoted to the Premier Division this season and currently sit in 4th place in the table, having won three and lost one of their four games.
Gillingham are also the League's top goalscorers, having netted 15 times already, so manager Leigh Robinson is well aware of the potential threat Town face. "We certainly won't be taking Gillingham lightly as they have scored 28 goals in eight games this season so clearly know where the net is. We have confidence ourselves though and will be looking to get the midweek result out of our system with a competent performance tomorrow. Taunton haven't made it past this particular round for six years so we are focused on improving that record for the fans and everyone involved with the club."
Dave Hambly and Ben Mammola return to the squad after being absent at Shortwood but Andy Butler is unavailable.