THE Peacocks are now on the edge of relegation from the National League South after a difficult defeat on Tuesday against Torquay.

Whilst they are not relegated yet, Taunton Town need to win both of their remaining games to guarantee safety.

Defeat in either of those games will confirm relegation back to the Southern Premier division for Taunton.

The two games come thick and fast too as they host Weston-super-Mare on Thursday (April 18) and then Hemel Hempstead Town on Saturday (April 20).

Head of football Rob Dray has said the heart and determination is required to keep Taunton in the division.

"The things that are going to keep us up are non-footballing things - heart, spirit and togetherness are the things that are going to keep us up.

"If we do that in the next games then we've got a chance, obviously that is dependent on other people (teams)."

Both games being at home will help the Peacocks as they will be playing in front of a home crowd.

However, the pressure is on, as if Taunton do defeat Weston on Thursday, the match on Saturday will be make or break. Whomever loses out of Taunton and Hemel will be relegated.

Over the last two weeks, Taunton have played all of their postponed matches, and the busy fixture schedule has had an impact on the squad as Dray explained.

"We've played Friday, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Tuesday and then Thursday and Saturday, it is crazy, crazy stuff," he said.

"Everybody to a man is so committed and will continue doing their job."

But the squad is set to be depleted once again for Thursday's match against Weston as skipper Nick Grimes is likely to be out, Zac Smith remains injured and Dan Lavercombe suspended.

Speaking on Grimes, who played against Farnborough on Saturday, but missed the match on Tuesday, Dray said: "His positivity and leadership skills are massive, he's nowhere near fitness yet."

And on Smith: "He looks like he may have a hernia so we probably wont see Zac again this season unfortunately."

Lavercombe could play if a lodged appeal is successful, but otherwise he will miss the match meaning either Lloyd Irish or Jake Viney will be between the sticks on Thursday.

So, the stakes are as high as ever, a real win or go home style match awaits Taunton on Thursday. They are now 12 games without a win at home, now has to be the time that streak ends.