TAUNTON Town are set to return to action on Saturday, December 12, following the second Covid-19 lockdown.

The Pitching in Southern League sent out a questionnaire to clubs regarding a restart date, and 59 per cent of clubs voted for December 12 as their preference.

This is dependent on the current lockdown in England finishing on December 2 as planned; if it does not, the league is likely to re-evaluate the situation.

The league statement adds: "Should any club wish to restart on either Saturday, December 5, or the following midweek or, indeed, play matches on both dates, the league would have no objection.

"The season will restart based on the four divisions and the fixtures already scheduled or being re-scheduled by the league.

"The league is looking to re-arrange as many matches postponed during the lockdown period that would have experienced excessive travel times for a Saturday later in the season.

"The league season is still scheduled to finish on Saturday, May 8, with play-off semi-finals on Tuesday, May 11, and play-off finals on Saturday, May 15, or Sunday, May 16."

Taunton are currently scheduled to visit Swindon Supermarine on December 12 (3pm), a meeting of the teams sitting sixth and eighth in Southern League Premier South.

The Peacocks' last match was a 4-2 defeat at home to Truro City in the FA Trophy, on November 3.