TAUNTON Town have officially dropped into the relegation places in the National League South.

The Peacocks, despite putting in a solid performance to draw 1-1 at Dartford on Saturday, are now in 21st place, one point below the safety positions.

They still have as many as six games in hand on some sides in the division, but will have to start winning those in order to get themselves to where they want to be.

On Tuesday (February 27) this week, the local derby match against Weston-super-Mare AFC was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Wordsworth Drive. The fourth home game in a row that has been delayed.

On Saturday, the Peacocks are scheduled to take on Truro away from home, which will be played in Taunton due to the groundshare between the two sides.

Head of football at the club Rob Dray wants to get the games going as his side perform better with momentum.

Dray said: "I think we are better playing with momentum and getting some games going, and we want to tick them off so I'm looking forward to them, we've had enough rest now so let's get them played."

Speaking on the performance on Saturday at Dartford, Dray felt it was a coming of age match for some of the squad.

"Dan Ball was absolutely magnificent in the match, he read the game so well, his left foot was very trusty and he was a leader," he said.

"We had a lot of men and leaders in the match, perhaps not enough in the first half but in the second half quite a few of those players came of age as it is a tough place to come."

But on the whole, Dray felt it was a very strong and important point, despite it seeing them slip into the relegation spots.

"Very pleased with the performance, I think that was important today," he said.

"I think the reaction in the second half was great and we were the better team for long periods.

"I am very pleased, there was loads of positives and it was a great point, another one to tick off."

He added that the players are responding to instruction well and it is giving him hope for the rest of the season to come.

"We really need to focus on the players and what they did today, with their effort levels and their energy, they carried out most things we asked today and that was pleasing," he said.

"The team spirit and togetherness has been good, the players carried out instruction and quality in the right times was clear, we had a game plan and everyone stuck to it."

Taunton will take on Truro up next on Saturday, March 2 at Wordsworth Drive, and it truly is a relegation six-pointer as whoever wins the match will move out of the danger zone.