Taunton Town`s faint hopes of catching Hereford FC in the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South & West disappeared on Saturday after the Peacocks crashed to a 3-0 defeat against Larkhall Athletic.
That was an especially painful defeat for Taunton`s newest recruit Josh Dempsey, as he had joined the Peacocks from the Larks!
It is, in fact, 28-year-old goalkeeper Dempsey`s second spell with Taunton.
Previously with Cadbury Heath and Oldland Abbotonians, since his first spell at the Viridor Stadium, he has spent time with Yate Town, Chippenham Town, Mangotsfield United and Larkhall.
Taunton manager Leigh Robinson commented on Saturday`s defeat: “It was a frustrating afternoon in difficult conditions. We missed two great chances at 0-0 in a scrappy first half, then the game changed in the 5 minutes either side of half-time. Firstly, the red card just before the interval which was the pivotal moment in the match and a decision that we have no problem with, then after re-grouping at half-time we defended badly for 5 minutes and got punished. We then had two chances to make it a tense finish, but we knew it wasn’t our day. Basically, all the key moments went against us but Larkhall played the pitch better and I thought we perhaps tried to be a bit too intricate in the final third and got bogged down on a heavy pitch.
“There’s no panic though, that’s only two losses in twenty-five games and we’re still in a good position so we’ll write Saturday off as a day that wasn’t meant to be and hope to put it right next week”.