Welling United turn their attention to the Isuzu FA Trophy on Tuesday evening as they host Taunton Town at the J Hearnden Skip Hire Community Stadium (7.45pm).

After the originally-scheduled tie on Saturday was postponed, the Wings and the Peacocks will now go head-to-head under the lights for the right to welcome Brackley Town in the third round, following the draw which took place on Monday afternoon.

Danny Bloor will be looking for a reaction from his side after suffering their first defeat in six games at Braintree Town last Tuesday and the second-round cup clash provides an opportunity to get back to winning ways with the tie to be decided on the day – the match will go straight to a penalty shootout if the scores remain level after 90 minutes.

Bloor will have to monitor the fitness of Crossley Lema, who was injured during the warm-up in Essex last midweek, and Kain Adom, who was carried off with 15 minutes to go at Braintree.


The Peacocks come into the game on a run of just one win in their last nine outings, which includes an FA Cup replay defeat to Merthyr Town.

In the league, they have lost three and drawn two of their last five and fell to a 1-0 defeat at Hemel Hempstead Town last time out.

After a strong start to the season, they have slipped down the National League South standings and currently sit in 15th position with six wins, six draws and four defeats, three of which have come in their last four games.

The Wings have already met Taunton away from home this season – the Peacocks coming out on top with a 1-0 victory despite a strong display from Welling in Somerset in August.


Danny Bloor: “It’s about getting a balance. We had a good result last Saturday, but it wasn’t right on Tuesday.

“There’s a lot of hard work to do. We’ll roll our sleeves up, work our socks off and, hopefully, get a good result on Saturday.”

Taunton Boss, Rob Dray: “We have to lick our wounds and dust ourselves down. When you’re in that little period where the results aren’t running for you, everybody has got to stand up.

“We have to get on with it because there are a lot of games to come. We didn’t get too high when we were top of the table a few weeks ago and we won’t get too low now.”


Tickets for the cup clash against Taunton Town are available to purchase online in advance and will also be available for cash and card at the turnstiles on the evening of the match priced £15 adults, £10 concessions and students and £7 U16s, while U11s go free with an accompanying adult.

(Please note: season tickets are NOT valid for this fixture)

Click here to get your FA Trophy tickets for the Wings v Taunton Town


Turnstiles will open at 1.30pm with the Wings Bar and upstairs bar open for all supporters.

Hot food will be available from the burger outlet on the right-hand side as you enter the ground. Meanwhile, the Travis Perkins bar will be open for teas, coffees, cold drinks, snacks and pies.

Post-match, a Man of the Match presentation and interview will be take place in the marquee at approximately 5.45pm.


Supporters can download and view the online programme for Tuesday’s game by clicking here: Welling United v Taunton Town – official matchday programme