TAUNTON Town have been called "the Man City of our world" by AFC Totton manager Louis Langdown, following the Peacocks' 4-0 win at the Testwood Stadium on Saturday.

Langdown told the Totton club website that the scoreline "flattered" Taunton, but they are a team "to learn from".

He said: "I think 4-0 flattered them if I am honest.

"Everything we know about Taunton they turned up and did today.

"They were excellent in what they did, they get the ball from back to front really quickly, they work off the ‘big lad’ [Matt] Wright up front, play percentage football, and pick up second balls around the penalty box."

He added: "You know that the teams who do well in the Southern League are usually the big, physical, uncompromising teams.

"If there is a team to learn from it is [Taunton].

"Most people will look at Taunton and try to replicate what they do, but you either have it or you haven’t.

"They have it and they are very good at it... Taunton are the Man City of our world."

The Peacocks are not quite the runaway leaders that Pep Guardiola's charges are, but they do have a seven-point advantage at the top of the Evo-Stik Southern League West table, with a couple of games in hand.

They have also picked up their third team of the month award for the West division, taking the prize for December after winning five of their six games played during the month and drawing the other.

They also won the award for August and October.

Their next game is tomorrow (Wednesday, January 10, ko 7.45pm), away to Frome Town in the Southern League Cup.