IT’S fair to say that Taunton’s next opponents, Harrow Borough, have something to prove tomorrow (ko 3pm).

Harrow came to the Viridor Stadium in December, had three men sent off in the first half, and lost 7-0.

That match also witnessed Ed Palmer scoring a free-kick from inside his own half.

This time round, providing the hosts can keep 11 on the pitch, it should be a much tougher test for the Peacocks.

It’s a 143-mile trek up the A303 and M3 to reach Harrow’s Earlsmead Stadium, and Taunton will face a team lying just two points outside the play-off spots.

Transferred across after a mid-table finish in the Isthmian League Premier last season, the London side currently sit sixth in the Southern League Premier South standings.

But their form has been patchy to say the least; since beating Met Police 4-3 on January 5, ‘The Boro’ have lost five out of nine league games.

Their only win in that time was a good one, though, as they thumped fellow play-off contenders Poole Town 4-0 on Saturday.

They will, however, have been disappointed to follow that up with a 1-1 draw at home to relegation-threatened Walton Casuals on Tuesday night.

Their main threat had been Dylan Kearney, whose 18 league strikes has him level in the goalscoring charts with Taunton’s Andrew Neal.

But he signed for National League side Sutton United earlier this season, leaving Ryan Moss (15 league goals) and Anthony O’Connor to lead the line.

A ‘route one’ strategy served them well against Poole, and Taunton had best beware the pacy O’Connor breaking in behind their defence.

As for the Peacocks, they were left disappointed with a 1-1 draw at home to Swindon Supermarine on Wednesday.

It's a quick turnaround for this one, and they will probably be without key midfielder Ryan Brett, who went down injured late on in the Supermarine game.

So boss Rob Dray will be hoping that Ben Adelsbury will be fit and back in contention, having missed the last two matches.