Wordsworth Drive, also known as the Cygnet Health Care Stadium, is Taunton’s home ground. They have played there since the 1970s, with a capacity of 2,500. The club have played at a variety of grounds in the Taunton area, including Mountfields, French Weir, Victoria Park and Huish Old Boys. However, they still call Wordsworth Drive home.
LAST SEASON’S MEETINGS
Taunton Town 0-0 Chelmsford City (24h September 2022) – A 400+ round mile trip to Somerset saw a tight game where neither side could find a breakthrough. Both sides had chances throughout the game, but neither were able to find the back of the net.
Chelmsford City 1-2 Taunton Town (29th April 2023) – On the final day of the season, Taunton concluded their first National League South season in style. Dave Sims-Burgess gave Taunton the lead before a Lee Lucas stunner doubled it. An Arjanit Krasniqi penalty pulled a single goal back for the Clarets but, there was nothing to tie the game.
A FEW CLUB LINKS
One of the Clarets’ latest signings, Callum Watts, was on the books of Taunton, in 2020. He played a handful of games for the Peacocks, impressing Rob Dray at a young age. He impressed in the cup competitions, and also represented England Colleges including a week-long tour to Italy.
Rob Dray has been involved at Taunton since 2016, but took the reigns as manager 2 years later. Initially, he joined as a coach but with some impressive experience in the non-league game. He achieved his finest moment with the Peacocks, when he guided them to the title and promotion to the National League South.
After being promoted to the National League South for the first time, Taunton secured an impressive 14th place. Many people had doubted them and tipped them to go down but they went against it and surprised many people.