The Peacocks kept up their challenge at the top of the Evo-Stik League with a 1-0 victory at Swindon Supermarine yesterday afternoon (3rd November).

It was an important win for hard-working Town who responded after two successive defeats in cup games although it was a scrappy match which was not one for the purists. Town had the better of the first half chances, with Matt Buse coming close twice, before Ben Adelsbury scored the only goal of the contest five minutes before the break, picking up the ball on the right and firing a superb missile of a strike past Kevin Sawyer from 25 yards. Supermarine came out fighting in the second half, with Town having to soak up pressure but they also had chances to extend their lead at the other end. It took a late Lloyd Irish save from Dan Williamson though to ensure maximum points and lift Town up to third place.

Reaction | Head of Football Rob Dray remarked: “An important ugly win away from home is always my favourite kind of win and a clean sheet was another bonus. We showed great character against a tough side and showed how to defend for longer periods and not concede. The two debutants did well and we picked up no injuries so a good day’s work and a positive result which was crucial after our two cup defeats.”

Debutant Lewis Hall said: “The main thing is that we have come away with the three points and a clean sheet. It was a tough game in conditions that didn’t help the way we wanted to play. It felt good though to be out on the pitch with the boys for my first game in four weeks and hopefully it will kick us on now to pick up more points over the coming weeks.”