TAUNTON Town look to bounce back from Tuesday night's 4-1 defeat at home to Yate Town, as they host North Leigh tomorrow (ko 3pm).

Manager Leigh Robinson reflected on that game by saying: "On the whole we didn't play too badly, and Yate defended for their lives.

"But we defended horrifically, which has been a recurring theme this season as we've had no defensive stability due to injuries.

"It had been coming, as we've been giving goals away.

"Hopefully it acts as a wake-up call, and a lesson learned.

"But we shouldn't panic, as we still have a great chance of going up.

"Our concentration [in defence] has to improve, and we need bodies back out on the pitch."

The players who missed Tuesday's game - Joe Charles, Owen Irish, Ben Palmer, Chris McGrath and Matt Villis - are all unlikely to be ready for this weekend.

And they will also be missing Pierce Mitchell, who came off injured against Yate, although his issue is not thought to be too serious.

Those injuries aside, Robinson is still looking for a reaction from his players, although 11th-placed North Leigh will pose their own problems.

"We want to get out there and put it right, though it will be another tough game, as North Leigh are one of the best teams in the league ability-wise."

Following that match, the Peacocks go to Bideford in the Southern League Challenge Cup, on Tuesday, October 3 (ko 7.45pm).