I’M currently in a state of mourning for the loss of the Winter Olympics, and I could certainly do with some football to distract me.

So I’m definitely hoping that Saturday’s match between Taunton Town and Slimbridge survives the ‘Beast from the East’.

And, no doubt like many regular spectators at the Viridor Stadium, I’d like to see some more play befitting the Peacocks’ status as champions-elect.

Their lead is 11 points over Salisbury, with both teams having 12 league games left.

Town are still grinding out the points, but clearly the players felt they let themselves down a little in the draw with North Leigh last Saturday.

Matt Wright is due some luck, with all of his headers seemingly bound for the woodwork at the moment, but the team as a whole are struggling to find the net.

They’ve scored only once in each of their last three games, with a lack of fluency and ruthlessness in front of goal hindering their chances.

The return of Pierce Mitchell would certainly help, as he’s such an important player down the right for the Peacocks, and hopefully he will play some part on Saturday.

Slimbridge are in poor form, losing five of their last six games to slide down to third bottom in the table, so it’s certainly an opportunity for Town to put things right after two straight draws.

And the likes of Wright and Ollie Chamberlain – such important players in the side – will be looking to re-find their scoring boots.