IT'S first versus third at the Viridor Stadium tonight as Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division South leaders Taunton Town welcome Salisbury.

Taunton's impressive 4-1 win at Farnborough on Saturday lifted them back to the summit with 35 points, but the chasing pack of Weymouth and Salisbury do each have a game in hand.

A pitch inspection was passed this morning - though there is more rain forecast this afternoon - and Peacocks boss Rob Dray told the County Gazette: "I'm excited. These games are where the club and the players want to be.

"There's some pressure on this game, which is good for us – we'll see how we react to that pressure.

"Salisbury have signed well, they have good players and they're better organised than last season.

"It's a match between two teams in great nick; they're a good side but we're in a good place at the moment."

Dray is hopeful top scorer Andrew 'Rocky' Neal will be fit to play despite being forced off early against Farnborough, while Ollie Chamberlain is "doing OK" but is unlikely to be risked.

The visitors, managed by Steve Claridge, have won 13 of their last 14 matches in all competitions, their only defeat in that run coming at Weymouth last Tuesday.

Taunton were comprehensive winners when the two sides met at the Viridor last season, racing into a 3-0 lead after 37 minutes on their way to a 4-1 victory.

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