Fact File – Taunton Town

By Alfie Marlborough

Factfile – Taunton Town

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Taunton Town will make the 156 mile trip to Buckinghamshire this Saturday for the first Round in the FA Cup. In what is arguably Taunton’s biggest game in their history, the side from Somerset will be hoping to cause an upset at Stadium MK.

Taunton Town were formed in December 1947 in the town of Taunton which is located in Somerset just 35 miles north of Exeter and 49 miles south of Bristol. They play their football at Wordsworth Drive which has a capacity of 2,500. 

The Peacocks currently play their football in the National League South following promotion last campaign from the Southern Premier south division. Town finished first with an incredible 91 points which saw them reach the National League South for the first time in their history.

The Step-six side are currently managed by Rob Dray who has been at the club since the summer of 2016 as part of the Peacock’s back room staff before being appointed manager in September 2018. 

In 2001, The Peacocks had success in the FA Vase – winning the competition against Berkhamsted Town two goals to one at Villa Park. Just Seven Years prior, Town narrowly missed out on the trophy after losing out on Penalties to Diss Town at the Original Wembley Stadium.

This Saturday will be the first time Taunton visit an EFL ground in over 41 years when they travelled to the County Ground to play Swindon also in the first round of the FA Cup. The Peacocks were defeated by two goals to one.

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