Month: September 2012

PNE 3-2 YTFC – MATCH REPORT

Yeovil Town slumped to a fifth successive defeat as they lost by three goals to two in an entertaining Deepdale encounter with Preston North End this afternoon.
Gavin Williams gave Yeovil a fifth minute lead from the penalty spot after Gozie Ugwu was brought down by keeper Thorsten Stuckmann. But after a half time roasting from Lilywhites manager Graham Westley, the home side burst into the lead with goals from Jeffrey Monakana and Chris Beardsley. New Glovers signing Dan Burn had a debut to remember scoring at both ends in the space of 75 seconds to make the score 3-2 in the end.
The result leaves Yeovil ruing defensive lapses again as they seek to reverse the poor run when they take on former Premier League side Portsmouth at Huish Park on Tuesday night.
Manager Gary Johnson opted for three changes to his starting eleven as the Glovers aimed to get their season back on track. New Fulham loanee Dan Burn, a 6’6” defender that arrived this week, went straight into the team replacing Richard Hinds while in midfield Joe Edwards replaced Sam Foley and Gozie Ugwu came in for James Hayter up front.
They had the perfect start to the game in the fifth minute with a gift from opposition keeper Thorsten Stuckmann. Ugwu broke across the penalty box, heading away from goal, when the gloveman inexplicably brought the forward down. Gavin Williams, starting for only the second time this season, thumped home the penalty gleefully.
As far as chances go, that was pretty well it for the whole of the first half barring the odd excursion into each other’s area. Bailey Wright produced a defender’s finish on sixteen minutes from a tight angle while the busiest man on the pitch was Mark Brown, the referee, who booked three Preston players, all for fouls on the targeted Williams.
Scott Laird had a chance from a set piece on the edge of the box but shot straight into the wall then sent the rebound spinning harmlessly into the arms of Marek Stech.
The second half saw Yeovil start brightly enough but find themselves 2-1 down by the halfway mark. Byron Webster headed way over on 54 minutes and within a couple of minutes, the home side had levelled. Attacker Jeffrey Monakana’s shot from fifteen yards was partly saved by Stech but rolled in despite the attentions of two defenders.
After Johnson had switched Gavin Williams for Sam Foley, Preston took the lead on 63 minutes. It was Monakana at the heart of it again, this time crossing from the right flank for Chris Beardsley to head home at the second attempt, taking advantage of some defensive indecision by the Glovers. The visitors then made a double change with Keanu Marsh-Brown and Reuben Reid coming on for Ugwu and Ayling; Joe Edwards switching to right back, Korey Smith moving wide and the subs pairing up in attack.
With fifteen minutes left, it seemed like the Gods were conspiring against Yeovil when midfielder Ed Upson was sent off; having been booked nine minutes earlier for a foul, he then took Monakana out as he went on a mazy run and ref Brown had no option but to show a second yellow, and subsequent red card.
With seven minutes left, Preston went 3-1 up through the unfortunate Dan Burn. Stuart Beavon’s shot went wide but sub Jack King pulled the ball back into play. The giant centre half was helpless in stopping the ball going in off his foot and doubling the home side’s advantage.
Burn redeemed himself almost immediately when he got on the end of a cross and looped a header back across the keeper but it was too little too late although Yeovil almost grabbed a sensational equaliser in the last minute. Joe Edwards crossed in from the right and Byron Webster met it with a header that was inches away from going across the line despite protests from the ten men of the Town.

Match Report : 29/09/2012

Yeovil Town slumped to a fifth successive defeat as they lost by three goals to two in an entertaining Deepdale encounter with Preston North End this afternoon.
Gavin Williams gave Yeovil a fifth minute lead from the penalty spot after Gozie Ugwu was brought down by keeper Thorsten Stuckmann. But after a half time roasting from Lilywhites manager Graham Westley, the home side burst into the lead with goals from Jeffrey Monakana and Chris Beardsley. New Glovers signing Dan Burn had a debut to remember scoring at both ends in the space of 75 seconds to make the score 3-2 in the end.
The result leaves Yeovil ruing defensive lapses again as they seek to reverse the poor run when they take on former Premier League side Portsmouth at Huish Park on Tuesday night.
Manager Gary Johnson opted for three changes to his starting eleven as the Glovers aimed to get their season back on track. New Fulham loanee Dan Burn, a 6’6” defender that arrived this week, went straight into the team replacing Richard Hinds while in midfield Joe Edwards replaced Sam Foley and Gozie Ugwu came in for James Hayter up front.
They had the perfect start to the game in the fifth minute with a gift from opposition keeper Thorsten Stuckmann. Ugwu broke across the penalty box, heading away from goal, when the gloveman inexplicably brought the forward down. Gavin Williams, starting for only the second time this season, thumped home the penalty gleefully.
As far as chances go, that was pretty well it for the whole of the first half barring the odd excursion into each other’s area. Bailey Wright produced a defender’s finish on sixteen minutes from a tight angle while the busiest man on the pitch was Mark Brown, the referee, who booked three Preston players, all for fouls on the targeted Williams.
Scott Laird had a chance from a set piece on the edge of the box but shot straight into the wall then sent the rebound spinning harmlessly into the arms of Marek Stech.
The second half saw Yeovil start brightly enough but find themselves 2-1 down by the halfway mark. Byron Webster headed way over on 54 minutes and within a couple of minutes, the home side had levelled. Attacker Jeffrey Monakana’s shot from fifteen yards was partly saved by Stech but rolled in despite the attentions of two defenders.
After Johnson had switched Gavin Williams for Sam Foley, Preston took the lead on 63 minutes. It was Monakana at the heart of it again, this time crossing from the right flank for Chris Beardsley to head home at the second attempt, taking advantage of some defensive indecision by the Glovers. The visitors then made a double change with Keanu Marsh-Brown and Reuben Reid coming on for Ugwu and Ayling; Joe Edwards switching to right back, Korey Smith moving wide and the subs pairing up in attack.
With fifteen minutes left, it seemed like the Gods were conspiring against Yeovil when midfielder Ed Upson was sent off; having been booked nine minutes earlier for a foul, he then took Monakana out as he went on a mazy run and ref Brown had no option but to show a second yellow, and subsequent red card.
With seven minutes left, Preston went 3-1 up through the unfortunate Dan Burn. Stuart Beavon’s shot went wide but sub Jack King pulled the ball back into play. The giant centre half was helpless in stopping the ball going in off his foot and doubling the home side’s advantage.
Burn redeemed himself almost immediately when he got on the end of a cross and looped a header back across the keeper but it was too little too late although Yeovil almost grabbed a sensational equaliser in the last minute. Joe Edwards crossed in from the right and Byron Webster met it with a header that was inches away from going across the line despite protests from the ten men of the Town.

TODAY’S TEAM NEWS

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has made three changes from the starting line up that lost 1-0 to Sheffield United.
Loan signingws Joe Edwards and Dan Burn both start with Gozie Ugwu also returning. Richard Hinds, James Hayter and Sam Foley all drop to the Yeovil Town bench.
Yeovil Town: Stech; Ayling Webster Burn McAllister; Edwards Upson Blizzard Smith Williams; Ugwu. Subs: Hinds, Marsh-Brown, Hayter, Reid, Stewart, Foley, Young.

SHIRTS AT BRANTANO TONIGHT

Tonight At Brantano, Babylon Hill, Yeovil, you will be able to purchase the new Yeovil Town FC home and away shirts (Cash Only) between 6pm & 9pm.

Manager Paul Weston has kindly allowed us to have a presence in his store.

There will be plenty of offers from Brantano, so pop along tonight.

REAL FOOD “G-LOVERS”

Town fans vote with their stomachs to bring in new catering facilities
The transfer window may now be closed, but Yeovil Town have unveiled a new tasty signing that will have the Glovers’ faithful salivating at Huish Park this season.  
After winning £20,000 via the Fanpower Stadium competition, which was run by The Football League title sponsors npower, Yeovil Town have bought a state-of-the-art catering van that will serve the Football League’s only Somerset-based club this season and beyond. 
Having been the driving force behind the cash windfall, the Yeovil Town fans were given the chance to vote on how the prize money was spent within the club. 
In a clear indication that football fans need as much fuelling as the players, the fans voted almost unanimously to improve catering facilities and the Yeovil management duly obliged with the catering van. 
As well as serving a wide variety of matchday munch, all proceeds from the van will go to Yeovil Town – giving fans extra incentive to fill themselves up.   
Adrian Hopper, Head of Media at Yeovil Town said; 
“As the fans were responsible for winning us these funds, it was only fair that we put the decisions in their hands. The voting couldn’t have been any more decisive, so we were happy to use the money to improve our matchday offering. 
“The fans showed real hunger to win this prize, so we’ve rewarded their appetite quite literally and want to extend our thanks to npower for supplying the prize money.”
Hosted on Facebook, the competition rewarded the club who had the most fans “take a seat” in the virtual Fanpower Stadium, and therefore achieve the highest attendance.
The Somerset side ran away with the £20,000 participation pot, with their loyal fans signing up in droves and then taking to Twitter and Facebook to show their support. In the 11 week long competition, Yeovil Town fans signed up and generated nearly 12,000 noise counts mentioning their beloved Glovers. 
Sue Heritage, PR Sponsorship Manager from npower, said; 
 “We’re delighted to be handing over the prize fund to Yeovil Town and their fans, who clearly seized the opportunity to support their club with unrivalled passion.
“The whole point of these prizes was to reward fans. With the crowd well fed, their support will undoubtedly raise a few decibels and help Yeovil devour a victory or two!” 

SCOTT OFF ON A LONG WALK!

Intrepid Portsmouth supporter Scott Mclachlan visited Huish Park this morning as part of his quest to walk around all 92 football clubs in England. 

44 year old Scott is a member of the Portsmouth Supporters Trust Board and looks upon his walk as a personal challenge and an opportunity to raise funds for The Football League’s chosen Charity of the year Prostate UK.
In order to complete the walk Scott has given up his job and will be walking 2400 miles over the next 7 months.
So far he has managed to tick off seven clubs: Portsmouth, Southampton, AFC Bournemouth, Torquay United, Plymouth Argyle, Exeter City and Yeovil Town.
If you would like to donate to Scott’s walk you can do so by visiting justgiving.com/walkthe92 or texting wtnt92 £10 to 70070
Yeovil Town would like to wish Scott all the best for the remainder of his walk.

CHELSEA RECALL INCE

Chelsea Football Club have recalled Rohan Ince from his loan period with Yeovil Town. 

Ince was injured on Saturday and returned to Stamford Bridge for treatment and has now been recalled permanently.
The club have also confirmed that Archange Nkumu has also returned to Chelsea following the end of his loan spell.

 

GENTLEMEN START YOUR ENGINES

Yeovil Town players had a rare afternoon off and took out their frustrations of not winning for four games at Clay Pigeon Raceway. 

Skipper Jamie McAllister decided with several new loans players on board a little bit of team bonding (no bonding!) might be in order. 

Groups of eight were let lose on the circuit at a time and both groups had two races each. 
McAllister himself won one race while Ed Upson and Lewis Young were also in the winners enclosure.
I am sure the safe drivers of Somerset will be pleased the lads were let loose at Clay Pigeon and not on the roads as spins galore took place during the afternoon’s session.
Watch out for the movie on Glovers Player tomorrow.

DAN SIGNS IN ON LOAN

Yeovil Town have signed Daniel Burn from Fulham on a Youth loan. 

20 year old Daniel started his career at Darlington in 2009 and the 6ft 6” central defender made 14 appearances for The Quakers between 2009 and 2011.

He made his league debut for Darlington in a 5-0 defeat to Torquay.

Daniel joined Fulham at the end of the 2010-11 season for a fee believed to be in the region of £350,000.

Everyone at Yeovil Town wish Daniel the best of luck during his time at Huish Park. 

SUPPORTERS LIAISON DIRECTOR

Yeovil Town Football Club has announced that non executive director Stephen Allinson has been appointed Supporter Liaison Director with immediate effect. 
This role will dovetail with the work he has recently been undertaking as Director of Communications.
Mr. Allinson, who is the longest serving board member behind Chairman John Fry, will now be the liaison for the Club for  supporter and sponsor issues. 
He is intending to re-introduce periodic meetings with the various supporter groups to address issues and share information as may be necessary.
Any supporters wishing to contact Mr.Allinson can contact him directly via the email address supporter.link@ytfc.net or on his mobile at 07808164068. 
He can also be contacted via Twitter @AllinsonStephen although this medium should not be abused of course.

GLOVERS NAMED TEAM OF ROUND

Yeovil Town have been named Team of the Round for their 3-0 victory over Bristol Rovers in the last round of the Johnson’s Paint Trophy. 

Two goals from Ed Upson, who was also awarded goal of the round for his first goal, and one from Sam Foley earned the Glovers an away tie at Torquay on October 9th.

CURTIS IS BURSARY RECIPIENT

Mary Smith presented the latest bursary, in memory of her late husband Gurnard Smith, to Yeovil Town Under 18 scholar Curtis Hansford at Huish Park on Saturday.

A cheque for £1,000 was presented to Curtis and is designed to help and encourage Curtis during his 2 year scholarship at the club. 
Curtis is pictured with Yeovil Town director Andy Rossiter, Mary Smith and Yeovil Town Under 18 team manager Scott Green.

MONDAY’S PRESS TALK

 

Gary Johnson wants to make his third loan signing in as many weeks and add to his Yeovil Town squad before Saturday’s trip to Preston North End. The Glovers have lost four npower League One clashes in a row, the latest coming against Sheffield United at the weekend. Smith arrived from Norwich City ahead of the 1-0 defeat at MK Dons, while Bristol City’s Joe Edwards returned to Huish Park on Friday. However, Rohan Ince is receiving treatment on his ankle at parent club Chelsea and Archange Nkumu’s current deal has expired.

thisisdorset.co.uk

Sheffield United returned to winning ways in npower League One with a narrow 1-0 victory at beleaguered Yeovil. A bullet header from captain Neill Collins fired the unbeaten Blades to their first win in four matches – condemning the Glovers to a fourth consecutive league defeat. In a first half that lacked fluency, both sides created opportunities but lacked a cutting edge in front of goal. Yeovil goalkeeper Marek Stech pushed an early free-kick from Tony McMahon over the bar, before Collins and Paul Gallagher were both denied.

thisissomerset.co.uk

Changes to personnel and formation were not enough to prevent an improved Yeovil Town slump to their worst run of Football League defeats. Sheffield United captain Neil Collins’ second half header split the teams in npower League One at Huish Park, condemning the Glovers to a fourth successive loss for the first time since promotion in 2003. However, the hosts matched their physical opposition for long periods and created chances of their own despite switching from a 4-4-2 to 4-5-1 shape.

thisissomerset.co.uk

Danny Wilson was delighted after seeing his team overcome Yeovil Town to net three vital points at Huish Park on Saturday. Neill Collins second-half strike settled the contest in Somerset and speaking afterwards the Blades boss heaped praise on his players: "It was a strong and determined performance, Yeovil had a few chances early on but we scrambled the ball clear and Mark (Howard) came to our resure on a couple of occasions.

sufc.co.uk

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson felt his side were worthy of a point in their 1-0 home defeat to Sheffield United on Saturday. In the end, a bullet header from Blades captain Neill Collins 10 minutes after the break was all that separated the two sides at Huish Park.

TEAMTalk

Danny Wilson hailed Sheffield United’s commitment as Neill Collins’s second-half header extended their unbeaten start to the season to eight games. It was only their third win of that sequence, but in a complete performance, it came courtesy of a 55th-minute header from Collins who glanced home Paul Gallagher’s corner.

“It was a strong and determined performance,” said Wilson, whose side climbed back into the play-off places with the win. Yeovil had a few chances early on but we scrambled the ball clear and Mark (Howard) came to our rescue on a couple of occasions."

Yorkshire Post

YEOVIL TOWN 0 – 1 SHEFF UTD

Yeovil Town slipped to their fourth successive League One defeat when they were beaten by a goal to nil by unbeaten Sheffield United at Huish Park this afternoon.

 

Neill Collins 54th minute header was all that separated two sides on very different runs of form but the Blades were the better team throughout and enjoyed the bulk of possession and had more chances than the home side. However Glovers fans will be heartened by the improvement on the past three games that has seen the side score once and concede six.

 

The loss sees Gary Johnson’s men drop another two places in the division to thirteenth and with matches against Preston North End and Portsmouth up next, Johnson will be even more keen to arrest his side’s slide down the table.

 

He resisted the urge to bring into his starting eleven new Bristol City loanee Joe Edwards, signed yesterday from the Ashton Gate club and instead gave Gavin Williams his first start of the campaign. He also brought Richard Hinds back in, dropping attackers Reuben Reid and Keanu Marsh-Brown to the bench.

 

The first action of the game saw Marek Stech acrobatically tip over a long range free kick from Tony McMahon but it was a rare chance in a first half hour that really only saw one opportunity for either side. Ed Upson mishit his shot on goal after great work from Korey Smith but all too often, the play was punctuated by either officious whistling, players taking knocks or scrappy passages of play. Smith had rather an over-energetic talking to by referee Roger East yet United frontman Richard Cresswell was ignored after clattering into Stech at a cross.

 

The last ten minutes of the first half contained more for the 4,117 crowd to get their teeth into than the previous 35 minutes. David McAllister’s left foot shot was deflected for a corner from which Harry Maguire headed wide. Paul Gallagher then controlled the ball on his chest before trying to lob Stech but the big keeper managed to grab the ball at the second attempt. Stech then denied McMahon’s thumping volley and saved again from Gallagher with his feet. All Yeovil had to show for 45 minutes of toil was an effort from Smith after a beautiful turn which Blades keeper Mark Howard stopped.

 

United took the lead nine minutes into the second half when Gallagher’s corner was met perfectly by Neill Collins with a firm header. United had enjoyed the majority of possession and chances and based on that, deserved the lead. Dominic Blizzard then went close when he curled a shot just wide of the far post after being released down the left flank.

 

McAllister (Yeovil’s one) drove a low free kick just wide after Sam Foley had been scythed down outside the box when looking threatening. Gavin Williams was coming more into the game as he found his match legs after four months since first team football, and Foley went close with a first time chip after Upson’s ball into the left channel.

 

Stech then stopped Sheffield doubling their lead when he got down low to thwart Cresswell and Nick Blackman headed well wide from Matt Hill’s back post cross. It was the last chance in a game that never really caught fire but the Glovers now have a rare clear week on the training ground ahead of next weekend’s important clash with Preston North End at Deepdale.

YEOVIL TOWN v SHEFFIELD UNITED

Yeovil Town slipped to their fourth successive League One defeat when they were beaten by a goal to nil by unbeaten Sheffield United at Huish Park this afternoon.

 

Neill Collins 54th minute header was all that separated two sides on very different runs of form but the Blades were the better team throughout and enjoyed the bulk of possession and had more chances than the home side. However Glovers fans will be heartened by the improvement on the past three games that has seen the side score once and concede six.

 

The loss sees Gary Johnson’s men drop another two places in the division to thirteenth and with matches against Preston North End and Portsmouth up next, Johnson will be even more keen to arrest his side’s slide down the table.

 

He resisted the urge to bring into his starting eleven new Bristol City loanee Joe Edwards, signed yesterday from the Ashton Gate club and instead gave Gavin Williams his first start of the campaign. He also brought Richard Hinds back in, dropping attackers Reuben Reid and Keanu Marsh-Brown to the bench.

 

The first action of the game saw Marek Stech acrobatically tip over a long range free kick from Tony McMahon but it was a rare chance in a first half hour that really only saw one opportunity for either side. Ed Upson mishit his shot on goal after great work from Korey Smith but all too often, the play was punctuated by either officious whistling, players taking knocks or scrappy passages of play. Smith had rather an over-energetic talking to by referee Roger East yet United frontman Richard Cresswell was ignored after clattering into Stech at a cross.

 

The last ten minutes of the first half contained more for the 4,117 crowd to get their teeth into than the previous 35 minutes. David McAllister’s left foot shot was deflected for a corner from which Harry Maguire headed wide. Paul Gallagher then controlled the ball on his chest before trying to lob Stech but the big keeper managed to grab the ball at the second attempt. Stech then denied McMahon’s thumping volley and saved again from Gallagher with his feet. All Yeovil had to show for 45 minutes of toil was an effort from Smith after a beautiful turn which Blades keeper Mark Howard stopped.

 

United took the lead nine minutes into the second half when Gallagher’s corner was met perfectly by Neill Collins with a firm header. United had enjoyed the majority of possession and chances and based on that, deserved the lead. Dominic Blizzard then went close when he curled a shot just wide of the far post after being released down the left flank.

 

McAllister (Yeovil’s one) drove a low free kick just wide after Sam Foley had been scythed down outside the box when looking threatening. Gavin Williams was coming more into the game as he found his match legs after four months since first team football, and Foley went close with a first time chip after Upson’s ball into the left channel.

 

Stech then stopped Sheffield doubling their lead when he got down low to thwart Cresswell and Nick Blackman headed well wide from Matt Hill’s back post cross. It was the last chance in a game that never really caught fire but the Glovers now have a rare clear week on the training ground ahead of next weekend’s important clash with Preston North End at Deepdale.

JOE’S BACK FOR A MONTH

Yeovil Town have agreed a month loan deal with Bristol City for Joe Edwards. Edwards returns to Huish Park after making four appearances on loan during the early tenure of Gary Johnson last season and in fact scored on his debut against Tranmere Rovers helping Gary to his first win back.

Edwards will go straight into the squad for tomorrow’s match against Sheffield United.

ORIENT 4 – 1 YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town slumped to their third successive League One defeat when a night of poor defending cost them a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Leyton Orient.

The Glovers had started badly conceding to a Ben Chorley goal after just two minutes and further goals from Ryan Brunt, Jimmy Smith and Kevin Lisbie were too much for the visiting Somerset side that had just a Sam Foley goal when the score was 2-1 to console themselves with.

The loss leaves Gary Johnson’s men in eleventh place after being in sixth place at kick off time with other results not going their way. However a win over Sheffield United on Saturday would lift Yeovil back up the division with just four points separating fourth from mid table.

Johnson had rung the changes before kickoff, making four alterations to his starting eleven including two in defence. Luke Ayling and Richard Hinds dropped to the bench with Rohan Ince coming in and Dominic Blizzard moving to right back. Attackers Gozie Ugwu and Lewis Young also started on the bench with Norwich City loanee Korey Smith making his full debut and both Reuben Reid and Keanu Marsh-Brown taking their place from the start.

The changes in the defence had an effect, but not the right one. The back four watched a long throw hurled into the area and Ben Chorley was quickest to react, flicking a header past the helpless Marek Stech with just two minutes, 23 seconds on the clock. On nine minutes, it almost got worse when striker Kevin Lisbie had the ball in the Yeovil net but it was ruled out by an assistant referee’s offside flag.

Stech, playing against the club that took him on loan last season, saved well from a current O’s loanee, Stoke’s Ryan Brunt on eleven minutes although Brunt’s connection wasn’t great. Yeovil’s best moment of the first half came shortly after when good combination work by Reid and James Hayter saw the latter denied by a brave save from home keeper Ryan Allsop.

The Glovers actually improved for a spell, forcing corners and enjoying possession, but the second goal capped the O’s overall domination. A long cross was met at the far post by Brunt who had a free sight of goal and made no mistake. Mercifully, Orient had plenty of possession but only more real opportunity when Anthony Griffith shot just wide of Stech’s left hand post.

Sam Foley gave Yeovil’s 191 travelling supporters a glimpse of light ten minutes into the second period when he met a Reid cross at the far post to make the score 2-1 and Smith also went close forcing Allsop to save but just as the Glovers found hope, it was extinguished with twenty minutes remaining. Yet another high ball floated into the box found an unmarked Jimmy Smith who finished from close range to regain his side a two goal advantage.

Eight minutes on and it was 4-1 and game over. A long ball forward from Allsop was flicked on for Lisbie to race on and coolly finish past the exposed Stech to open his goals account for the season at the seventh time of asking. In the closing stages, Russell Slade had the luxury of giving a couple of subs a run out and one of them, David Mooney, twice tested Stech with flicked headers before the defiant keeper then denied Afolabi Obafemi and Mooney with a fantastic double save in the closing moments.

LEYTON ORIENT v YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town slumped to their third successive League One defeat when a night of poor defending cost them a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Leyton Orient.

The Glovers had started badly conceding to a Ben Chorley goal after just two minutes and further goals from Ryan Brunt, Jimmy Smith and Kevin Lisbie were too much for the visiting Somerset side that had just a Sam Foley goal when the score was 2-1 to console themselves with. 

The loss leaves Gary Johnson’s men in eleventh place after being in sixth place at kick off time with other results not going their way. However a win over Sheffield United on Saturday would lift Yeovil back up the division with just four points separating fourth from mid table. 

Johnson had rung the changes before kickoff, making four alterations to his starting eleven including two in defence. Luke Ayling and Richard Hinds dropped to the bench with Rohan Ince coming in and Dominic Blizzard moving to right back. Attackers Gozie Ugwu and Lewis Young also started on the bench with Norwich City loanee Korey Smith making his full debut and both Reuben Reid and Keanu Marsh-Brown taking their place from the start. 

The changes in the defence had an effect, but not the right one. The back four watched a long throw hurled into the area and Ben Chorley was quickest to react, flicking a header past the helpless Marek Stech with just two minutes, 23 seconds on the clock. On nine minutes, it almost got worse when striker Kevin Lisbie had the ball in the Yeovil net but it was ruled out by an assistant referee’s offside flag. 

Stech, playing against the club that took him on loan last season, saved well from a current O’s loanee, Stoke’s Ryan Brunt on eleven minutes although Brunt’s connection wasn’t great. Yeovil’s best moment of the first half came shortly after when good combination work by Reid and James Hayter saw the latter denied by a brave save from home keeper Ryan Allsop. 

The Glovers actually improved for a spell, forcing corners and enjoying possession, but the second goal capped the O’s overall domination. A long cross was met at the far post by Brunt who had a free sight of goal and made no mistake. Mercifully, Orient had plenty of possession but only more real opportunity when Anthony Griffith shot just wide of Stech’s left hand post. 

Sam Foley gave Yeovil’s 191 travelling supporters a glimpse of light ten minutes into the second period when he met a Reid cross at the far post to make the score 2-1 and Smith also went close forcing Allsop to save but just as the Glovers found hope, it was extinguished with twenty minutes remaining. Yet another high ball floated into the box found an unmarked Jimmy Smith who finished from close range to regain his side a two goal advantage. 

Eight minutes on and it was 4-1 and game over. A long ball forward from Allsop was flicked on for Lisbie to race on and coolly finish past the exposed Stech to open his goals account for the season at the seventh time of asking. In the closing stages, Russell Slade had the luxury of giving a couple of subs a run out and one of them, David Mooney, twice tested Stech with flicked headers before the defiant keeper then denied Afolabi Obafemi and Mooney with a fantastic double save in the closing moments.

JAMIE MAC’S PRIDE & JOY!

Everybody at the club would like to congratulate Jamie McAllister and his wife Ashleigh on the birth of twin daughters Sophia who weighed in at 6lb15oz and Maisie 5lb 11oz.

The girls arrived a month early on September 10th. and join Reuben (6) and Amalie (3) in the McAllister household.  In our exclusive picture Masie is in the darker pink hat.

At least Jamie has been able to make himself useful during his enforced lay-off!!

Well done and congratulations to all concerned. Only another seven to go for a mixed team!!

MK DONS 1 – 0 YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town slipped to their second successive League One defeat as a 74th minute Charlie MacDonald goal earned Milton Keynes Dons all three points at stadium:MK this afternoon.

MacDonald’s strike, Dons first goal in 280 minutes of football, came just seven minutes after he had replaced fellow forward Ryan Lowe, and on the balance of play, was what the home side deserved after a dominant display. The result leaves Karl Robinson’s men level on points with the Glovers, but two places behind in eighth place after today’s match.

Town boss Gary Johnson made two changes to the eleven that started last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth. Gozie Ugwu started ahead of Reuben Reid and Lewis Young replaced attacker Keanu Marsh-Brown. Norwich City loanee Korey Smith, signed on a three month loan deal today, had to be satisfied with a place on the bench.

The first half hour was devoid of real clear cut chances despite Milton Keynes Dons having the vast majority of possession after Yeovil failed to keep hold of the ball in important areas. Robinson was forced into an early change in his Dons line up when Gary McKenzie limped off on eleven minutes to be replaced by Antony Kay.

Marek Stech, at the heart of what was a solid defensive first half, tipped over a right foot shot from Luke Chadwick from twelve yards out after exciting attacker Daniel Powell set him up. Lowe was then wasteful when Dean Bowditch’s training ground corner routine saw the ex-Chester striker blaze over. Stech then saved the Glovers when he came out quickly to deny Chadwick a sight of goal after Byron Webster’s weak back pass left his side in trouble.

Luke Ayling and Gozie Ugwu both earned yellow cards before half time and right on the interval, Stech saved again from Lowe with Stephen Gleeson firing the rebound over.

Yeovil came out with more intent and James Hayter set up Dominic Blizzard but the midfielder fired over and Luke Ayling also went close to grabbing his first Glovers goal but his header hit a combination of defender and post. At the other end, Chadwick was also denied by the woodwork as his shot on the counter attack thudded against the post.

Johnson made a double switch after the hour mark with Reid and Smith coming on for Ugwu and James Hayter  and after fantastic work from Young had set Sam Foley up for a shooting chance, Robinson made a decisive and ultimately rewarding change with Charlie MacDonald coming on for Lowe on 67 minutes. MacDonald almost set up Darren Potter straight away but the former Liverpool star headed wide and Stech then saved from the same player two minutes later.

The goal eventually came with sixteen minutes remaining. The Dons attack had been caught offside eight times previously but it was ninth time lucky as Potter’s ball over the top sprang the trap and MacDonald ran on to coolly finish under  the diving Stech for his first goal of the season. Keanu Marsh-Brown then came on to replace Luke Ayling but the main play in the last quarter hour was in the Glovers half.

Bowditch dinked over from a Jon Otsemobor cross, Powell played a lovely one two with MacDonald but shot over and in stoppage time, Chadwick squared for MacDonald to score again but the ex-Brentford frontman was in an offside position when he scored and the goal was ruled out.

Match Report : 15/09/2012

Yeovil Town slipped to their second successive League One defeat as a 74th minute Charlie MacDonald goal earned Milton Keynes Dons all three points at stadium:MK this afternoon.

MacDonald’s strike, Dons first goal in 280 minutes of football, came just seven minutes after he had replaced fellow forward Ryan Lowe, and on the balance of play, was what the home side deserved after a dominant display. The result leaves Karl Robinson’s men level on points with the Glovers, but two places behind in eighth place after today’s match.

Town boss Gary Johnson made two changes to the eleven that started last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth. Gozie Ugwu started ahead of Reuben Reid and Lewis Young replaced attacker Keanu Marsh-Brown. Norwich City loanee Korey Smith, signed on a three month loan deal today, had to be satisfied with a place on the bench.

The first half hour was devoid of real clear cut chances despite Milton Keynes Dons having the vast majority of possession after Yeovil failed to keep hold of the ball in important areas. Robinson was forced into an early change in his Dons line up when Gary McKenzie limped off on eleven minutes to be replaced by Antony Kay.

Marek Stech, at the heart of what was a solid defensive first half, tipped over a right foot shot from Luke Chadwick from twelve yards out after exciting attacker Daniel Powell set him up. Lowe was then wasteful when Dean Bowditch’s training ground corner routine saw the ex-Chester striker blaze over. Stech then saved the Glovers when he came out quickly to deny Chadwick a sight of goal after Byron Webster’s weak back pass left his side in trouble.

Luke Ayling and Gozie Ugwu both earned yellow cards before half time and right on the interval, Stech saved again from Lowe with Stephen Gleeson firing the rebound over.

Yeovil came out with more intent and James Hayter set up Dominic Blizzard but the midfielder fired over and Luke Ayling also went close to grabbing his first Glovers goal but his header hit a combination of defender and post. At the other end, Chadwick was also denied by the woodwork as his shot on the counter attack thudded against the post.

Johnson made a double switch after the hour mark with Reid and Smith coming on for Ugwu and James Hayter  and after fantastic work from Young had set Sam Foley up for a shooting chance, Robinson made a decisive and ultimately rewarding change with Charlie MacDonald coming on for Lowe on 67 minutes. MacDonald almost set up Darren Potter straight away but the former Liverpool star headed wide and Stech then saved from the same player two minutes later.

The goal eventually came with sixteen minutes remaining. The Dons attack had been caught offside eight times previously but it was ninth time lucky as Potter’s ball over the top sprang the trap and MacDonald ran on to coolly finish under  the diving Stech for his first goal of the season. Keanu Marsh-Brown then came on to replace Luke Ayling but the main play in the last quarter hour was in the Glovers half.

Bowditch dinked over from a Jon Otsemobor cross, Powell played a lovely one two with MacDonald but shot over and in stoppage time, Chadwick squared for MacDonald to score again but the ex-Brentford frontman was in an offside position when he scored and the goal was ruled out.

SMITH JOINS ON LOAN

Yeovil Town Football Club have signed Korey Smith from Norwich City on a 93 days emergency loan.

Smith has made an impact at both right back and midfield at Norwich and will be linking up with Gary Johnson and the team today for the match at MK Dons.Smith first appeared on the bench for Norwich in January 2008 as an unused substitute in an FA Cup match against Charlton Athletic. 

He made his professional debut for Norwich in a 0–1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Carrow Road on 4 April 2009, as an 82nd minute substitute for David Carney.Smith figured regularly in the Norwich team during the 2009–10 season as Norwich City won promotion from League One to the Championship as champions.In July 2010, Smith was handed the number 18 shirt and continued to play regularly as Norwich won promotion to the Premier League. In January 2012, Smith joined Barnsley on loan where he made 12 appearances.

He made an instant impact at Oakwell, assisting two goals on debut against Derby County in a 3–2 victory for the Reds on his 21st birthday.Speaking exclusively to www.ytfc.net manager Gary Johnson said of his new signing: “ With Gavin Williams still out and a couple of other squad members with slight question marks now seemed a sensible time to bring in an extra body to enhance our squad.“Korey is still only a young man but he has had a lot of experience in both League One and the Championship with Norwich being involved in both of their promotion years.

“It’s a real coup to bring in such a player to our club and I hope Korey will have both a happy and successful time at Huish Park.”

 

THE SHIRTS ARE ON SALE MONDAY

Yeovil Town Football Club are pleased to announce that supplies of the new shirts both home and away have now arrived in the club shop and will be on sale from 9.00 am on Monday morning on line and 10.00 am from the club shop.

Branding with the club’s new sponsor was the cause of the hold up in supplies but we are now pleased to say it’s all systems go from Monday morning.
Adult shirts are priced at £40, Children’s sizes £30, Adult Shorts are priced at £15, children sizes £12 and all socks are priced at £8.
So show your support for The Glovers by wearing the latest colours from Monday.

FIFA 13 DEMO

EA SPORTS™ announces that a free FIFA 13 demo is available around the world for download today for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, and PC.  The FIFA 13 demo is available through Origin, Xbox LIVE® and PlayStation Network®.

 

www.ea.com/uk/football/news/fifa13-downloadthedemo-02?utm_source=fli&utm_medium=club-website&utm_content=download-demo&utm_campaign=fifa13(link:Click here to download the demo now!

 

Winner of the prestigious E3 Game Critics award for “Best Sports Game”, FIFA 13 has been called the “best football game ever” by GamesMaster Magazine in the UK.

 

Play as Manchester City, Arsenal, Juventus, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund in the demo, and experience EA SPORTS Football Club Match Day, a new feature that will drive the deepest and most meaningful connection yet between a videogame and the real world of sport ever achieved. FIFA 13 and the football season will be completely connected for the world’s top leagues.

 

EA SPORTS Football Club Match Day will drive real-world news ripped from the headlines around the world into FIFA 13. In the demo, real-world drama such as injuries, suspensions, team form, and media gossip surrounding Manchester City, Arsenal, Juventus, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund will play out in-game and be reflected through in-game commentary. Player form—displayed in detail within the team management screens—will change regularly, so players in form, or players struggling to keep form, will see their stats change throughout the season based on their real-world performances.

 

http://www.ea.com/uk/football/fifa/pre-orderlink:Click here to pre-order your copy of FIFA 13 for exclusive bonus content. (

 

FIFA 13 captures the unpredictability of real-world football, with no two matches ever the same. The game features breakthrough gameplay innovations such as FIFA 13 First Touch Control and the Player Impact Engine that create a true battle for possession across the entire pitch, and features like Complete Dribbling and Attacking Intelligence that deliver freedom and creativity in attack. FIFA 13 is football’s social network, where fans connect, compete and share with millions of others around the world. 

GLOVERS ARE JPT TEAM OF THE ROUND

 

Yeovil Town’s 3-0 win over Bristol Rovers in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy has earned the Glovers more than just bragging rights, after they were crowned as the trophy’s team of the round.

Yeovil’s dominant away performance has been chosen as the best showing of the entire round and manager Gary Johnson can now look forward to a piece of silverware, which will be presented before his team’s clash with Sheffield United on September 22.

Two Ed Upson free kicks and a late Sam Foley goal was enough to dump 2006 finalists Bristol Rovers out of the trophy and the Somerset men’s victory now paves the way for another away-day in the competition, this time at Torquay United.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson said: “It is always nice to receive recognition for a good performance so I’m delighted to hear we have won the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy’s team of the round honour.

“The trophy is a competition we would love to do well in, so hopeful this silverware will act as a good omen for some memorable days to come.”

Johnstone’s Paint Trophy’s sponsorship manager Paul Farrell said: “We thought Yeovil’s victory, and the manner of it, was worthy of our team of the round award.

“Gary Johnson’s men have made a great start to life in League One and wish team all the best for round two, when they face another tough test away from home.”

With 39 goals flying into the back on the net during the first round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, it is fair to say that our Ultimate Finish competition is well and truly back!

To follow the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on twitter click on www.twitter.com/Johnstonespaint and on facebook, search for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy’s 2010/11 company page.

 

TORQUAY MATCH

Yeovil Town Football Club would like to inform all supporters that the Johnsons Paint Trophy game against Torquay United at Plainmoor on Tuesday 9th.October  will be a pay on the night game.

Ticket Prices are set at Adults £10 and Under 16 £5

DATE SET FOR NEXT ROUND

Yeovil Town’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy match against Torquay United has been set for Tuesday, October 9th (kick-off 7.45pm).

The second round tie will take place at Plainmoor, with ticketing details to follow shortly.
Yeovil progressed to the second round after a comprehensive 3-0 win over Bristol Rovers in round one.

LADIES IN THRILLER WITH SPURS

YEOVIL Town Ladies and Tottenham Hotspur Ladies dished up a thrilling eight goal encounter at the Athletics Ground on Sunday, with the two teams earning a point a piece in a mouth-watering 4-4 draw. Laura Bray, Jade Radburn, Grace Rapp and Jodi Cornwall dished up the goals for the home side as the Glovers came back from 3-1 down to gain a deserved draw, keeping up with the chasing pack at the top of the Premier League in 5th place.
 

 
Yeovil Town Ladies: 4 Tottenham Hotspur Ladies: 4

 

“For the supporters of both sides, probably this was game the game that they had come to watch.” Joint manager Nigel Williams said after the game. “However, for us as a management team I am not sure if I can take this too often! This was a game that in the first instance we matched Spurs and played some good football. We were finding our feet and moving the ball around. Spurs were a good footballing side and showed great quality in the middle of the park.”

 

And in finding their feet, it was the Glovers who took first blood when on ten minutes the ball was played out to Stacey Pearson on the left. She used it well, and immediately delivered it sweetly to Laura Bray. The top scorer then set her eye on goal, beat the defender, and under a lot of pressure slotted the ball home.

 

Spurs revived themselves quickly, and started to control the game from the midfield of the park. The Glovers were getting their tackles in and winning the ball, but the pressure from the London side was not allowing them to play. Spurs had two very good wide players, who were causing problems for the Yeovil defence, and gradually they over the game.

 

“We had said at the start of the match not to give them the space to deliver a quality ball,” Williams said. “Unfortunately we allowed them that privilege and they punished us with a good delivery and a well-connected headed equalising goal.”

 

The game continued with Spurs in dominant mood. Yeovil were struggling to get their game together, and hold decent possession. Minutes after their goal, spurs broke again, and another good delivery saw them edge into the lead, following a well taken goal.

 

“Tottenham’s two centre midfielders were controlling the game at this point, and they picked us apart,” Williams said. “And before long they increased their lead. The ball was picked up on the half way line and a pass was struck into the feet of the advanced right winger. She cut inside and I think Moses arrived at that point and the parted our defence. Their player had good skill, but we let her in and our advancing ‘keeper saw an unfortunate bobble take the ball over her stretched out arms to give Spurs a 1-3 lead.

 

“We could see that frustration was setting in, so a goal for us just before half time with timely. And it was another ball played out wide to Stace (Stacey Pearson) that started the move. She delivered well into the box, and Jade Radburn headed in from close range to make it 2-3 at the break.”

 

Nigel continued. “Shall we say we had a discussion at half time and regrouped. We got points from the game over to the girls, not accepting that the first half team I had seen in the first half was the one that was going back out. Unfortunately early on Spurs delivered another ball from the left, and the player who received the ball showed really good strength, helping to make this fourth a tapped in by their centre forward.

 

“One thing you can be sure of at Yeovil Town Ladies is that we will not give up. We had been in situations like this last year where had to dig in, and if we wanted points out of this, we knew that we would have to do the same. We brought Shannon (Osman) onto the pitch, playing on the right, and she started to run at the defence. Her pace is an asset to us in the wide position, and she gave their back four problems, with us soon back in the game with a third goal when the ball was delivered into the box for Grace (Rapp) to get onto the score sheet again.

 

“Both our forwards are performing for us at the moment, and we have strength in depth in the front line both, which is of great benefit to us. We know that there are players waiting in the wings for a chance, and with this in mind Jodi Cornwall now replaced Grace Rapp, and within minutes she got on the end of a decent delivery from the right for one of the best headed goals I have seen. She just chucked everything at it and the ball rocketed into the back of the net to make it 4-4.

 

“I must say I thought this was now our game. Wave after wave of attacks came from us and we grew in confidence, and I am sure that their management team must have gone away thinking they had just lost three points. But I would say we won a point.

 

“We battled and fought for that point and deserved something from the game. With a late delivery again from the right from Shannon (Osman) we saw the ball fly across the box to space, and their ‘keeper just took it off Mitch’s (Keehan) head as she went in for the kill.

 

“Although it would have been a great three points, we secured a point in this league and we will continue to battle through this season. The beauty of this result for us is that it was by far one of our worst performances in the last few months, yet we still earned a point, and know we have to improve on what we did today. But good teams survive against everything thrown at them.”

 

Yeovil Town Ladies:Simkin, Brazell, Edwards, Williams, Trowbridge, Whitton (Osman – 55), Radburn, Wensley, Pearson (Keehan – 85), Rapp (Cornwall – 60), Bray

 

Goals:Laura Bray – 16, Jade Radburn – 44, Grace Rapp – 60, Jodi Cornwall – 76

 

Referee:Peter Mawhood (Somerset)

 

Next Match– Away at Queens Park Rangers Ladies, Sunday 16 September – Uxbridge FC, London

 

Report by Nigel Williams and Ali King

GREEN & WHITE TRAVEL

The Green & White Travel Club have announced travel details for the forthcoming Johnson’s Paint Trophy match against Torquay United at Plainmoor.

Coaches will be leaving Huish Park only at 4.45pm. Costs: Members £10.00, Non Members £12.00. There will be no concessions for this match.
No date has been confirmed yet with Torquay United  but will be confirmed as soon as possible.

YEOVIL PIPPED BY CHERRIES

Yeovil Town slipped to their first league defeat of the season when they were beaten by a single goal to nil by Bournemouth at Huish Park this afternoon.

A spectacular 34th minute free kick from Richard Hughes was the only difference score-wise between the two local rivals but the visiting Cherries passed their hosts off the pitch and at times, looked like they had two extra players on the pitch, such was their dominance.

The loss means that Gary Johnson’s men drop to third place in the npower League One table and his side also failed to score for the first time this season, creating no chances at all in the last half an hour of the game.

Boss Johnson was forced into changing his starting eleven with the three game suspension of Jamie McAllister meaning that teenage defender Nathan Ralph came in for his first start in league football. Byron Webster was McAllister’s replacement as captain having recovered from his bruised ribs from midweek.

The opening ten minutes was typical of the way the rest of the game continued. Wes Fogden curled a shot over on 55 seconds, Lewis Grabban was denied a goal by a desperate last ditch tackle by Ralph and returning Glovers loanee Shaun MacDonald hit a shot a foot over Marek Stech’s crossbar as the Cherries slipped into a slick, passing rhythm straight away.

Sam Foley went close after he danced through the Bournemouth defence but pulled his shot wide and Ralph again thwarted the visiting defence with a clearance after great work from MacDonald and Grabban. Stech then saved well with his feet from Fogden 

Just after the half hour came the only goal of the game. Webster blocked the impressive Josh McQuoid twenty five yards out and earned a yellow card for his trouble but the punishment was further inflicted when Richard Hughes hit a left foot piledriver into the top corner via a hand from Stech.

Manager Johnson moved quickly making a rare double substitution right on half time. Dominic Blizzard and Reuben Reid were withdrawn and Gozie Ugwu along with Rohan Ince replaced them. Luke Ayling had the next chance but his left foot shot lacked power; Ed Upson sent in a dipping volley that crept over the crossbar of Shwan Jalal and in between times, Myles Addison headed down and over the bar from a Hughes corner. 

MacDonald looked to continue the recent habit at Huish Park of former players netting against their old clubs but his right foot shot was simple for Stech to gather. Upson then fed Ugwu in the right channel but the Reading striker fired way over from the angle.

Incredibly, it was to be the Glovers last chance worthy of the name. The rest of the half saw a measure of huff and puff but all too few real openings. At the other end, the defence of Yeovil creaked and groaned under the sheer number of Cherries attacks aimed at them.

Stech was the first, and not the last to save his side when, after Webster had been deceived by the flight of a Bournemouth clearance, McQuoid’s ball into the box was met by Fogden, blocked with his legs by the big Czech.

Grabban’s shot was blocked by Hinds; he then shot into the side netting from a tight angle; was then denied again by Stech who then held another shot from McQuoid. Wes Thomas, on for McQuoid a minute later, was also wasteful pulling his shot wide after the Cherries had broke, three on two with the home defence.

Thomas and Simon Francis both shot wide as the chances rained in before Hinds blocked another effort from Grabban and Stech saved from MacDonald in stoppage time.

The players were kept in the dressing room for more than forty minutes after the game and Johnson will expect to see a strong response from his troops at next Saturday’s match against Milton Keynes Dons.   

Match Report : 08/09/2012

Yeovil Town slipped to their first league defeat of the season when they were beaten by a single goal to nil by Bournemouth at Huish Park this afternoon.

A spectacular 34th minute free kick from Richard Hughes was the only difference score-wise between the two local rivals but the visiting Cherries passed their hosts off the pitch and at times, looked like they had two extra players on the pitch, such was their dominance.

The loss means that Gary Johnson’s men drop to third place in the npower League One table and his side also failed to score for the first time this season, creating no chances at all in the last half an hour of the game.

Boss Johnson was forced into changing his starting eleven with the three game suspension of Jamie McAllister meaning that teenage defender Nathan Ralph came in for his first start in league football. Byron Webster was McAllister’s replacement as captain having recovered from his bruised ribs from midweek.

The opening ten minutes was typical of the way the rest of the game continued. Wes Fogden curled a shot over on 55 seconds, Lewis Grabban was denied a goal by a desperate last ditch tackle by Ralph and returning Glovers loanee Shaun MacDonald hit a shot a foot over Marek Stech’s crossbar as the Cherries slipped into a slick, passing rhythm straight away.

Sam Foley went close after he danced through the Bournemouth defence but pulled his shot wide and Ralph again thwarted the visiting defence with a clearance after great work from MacDonald and Grabban. Stech then saved well with his feet from Fogden

Just after the half hour came the only goal of the game. Webster blocked the impressive Josh McQuoid twenty five yards out and earned a yellow card for his trouble but the punishment was further inflicted when Richard Hughes hit a left foot piledriver into the top corner via a hand from Stech.

Manager Johnson moved quickly making a rare double substitution right on half time. Dominic Blizzard and Reuben Reid were withdrawn and Gozie Ugwu along with Rohan Ince replaced them. Luke Ayling had the next chance but his left foot shot lacked power; Ed Upson sent in a dipping volley that crept over the crossbar of Shwan Jalal and in between times, Myles Addison headed down and over the bar from a Hughes corner.

MacDonald looked to continue the recent habit at Huish Park of former players netting against their old clubs but his right foot shot was simple for Stech to gather. Upson then fed Ugwu in the right channel but the Reading striker fired way over from the angle.

Incredibly, it was to be the Glovers last chance worthy of the name. The rest of the half saw a measure of huff and puff but all too few real openings. At the other end, the defence of Yeovil creaked and groaned under the sheer number of Cherries attacks aimed at them.

Stech was the first, and not the last to save his side when, after Webster had been deceived by the flight of a Bournemouth clearance, McQuoid’s ball into the box was met by Fogden, blocked with his legs by the big Czech.

Grabban’s shot was blocked by Hinds; he then shot into the side netting from a tight angle; was then denied again by Stech who then held another shot from McQuoid. Wes Thomas, on for McQuoid a minute later, was also wasteful pulling his shot wide after the Cherries had broke, three on two with the home defence.

Thomas and Simon Francis both shot wide as the chances rained in before Hinds blocked another effort from Grabban and Stech saved from MacDonald in stoppage time.

The players were kept in the dressing room for more than forty minutes after the game and Johnson will expect to see a strong response from his troops at next Saturday’s match against Milton Keynes Dons.   

MK DONS TICKETS

Would supporters please note that tickets for next Saturday’s away match with MK Dons will be on sale at the Yeovil Town Ticket Office until 12 Noon on Friday.

GLOVERS DRAWN AWAY

The Glovers have been drawn away to Torquay United in the second round of The Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

The tie will be played during the week commencing 8th October 2012.
The full draw is as follows

Southern Section

Portsmouth v Wycombe Wanderers

Cheltenham Town v Oxford United

Torquay United v Yeovil Town

Plymouth Argyle v Aldershot Town

Northampton Town v Colchester United

Leyton Orient v Barnet

Brentford v Crawley Town

Southend United v Dagenham and Redbridge

Northern Section

Shrewsbury Town v Crewe Alexandra

Rochdale v Bury

Morecambe v Preston North End

Walsall v Port Vale

Doncaster Rovers v Chesterfield

York City v Coventry City

Notts County v Sheffield United

Hartlepool United v Bradford City

HARRY’S BACK WITH CHERRIES

Former Tottenham,West Ham and Bournemouth manager Harry Redknapp has returned to football as a special advisor at his former club Bournemouth and will be travelling with the team to Huish Park for tomorrow’s match.

His presence at the match should add a bit of spice to the match!

BOURNEMOUTH MATCH

With another big crowd expected at Huish Park on Saturday for the visit of AFC Bournemouth supporters are requested to please get their tickets as early as possible to help avoid long queues at the ticket office around kick off time.

The Club would also like to point out to Away supporters that the Marque will only be open to home supporters.
We thank you for your co-operation.

PORTSMOUTH MATCH TICKETS

Yeovil Town Football Club would like to advise Portsmouth supporters that tickets for the match against Portsmouth at Huish Park  on Tuesday October 2nd are ONLY available from the Huish Park Ticket Office which can be contacted on 01935 847888.

NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT FRATTON PARK

GLOVERS SCORE THREE TO PROGRESS

Yeovil Town made it through to the second round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with a 3-0 victory over local rivals Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium this evening.

But they had to do it the hard way playing the final fifteen minutes with ten men after Jamie McAllister was shown a straight red card for raising a hand to Rovers striker David Clarkson. Ed Upson had already given the Glovers the lead four minutes earlier with a fabulous free kick before then producing an even better effort with five minutes to go. Sam Foley then netted a fantastic third in stoppage time to instigate an exodus by the Rovers fans.

Manager Gary Johnson sprang a surprise in his choice of starting eleven. Expected to “rest” some of his players after a hectic first three weeks, he opted to remain unchanged again. It meant that Dominic Blizzard lined up against the side he played 45 times for. In the Rovers eleven was Adam Virgo plus loanees Sam Walker, Tom Parkes and trialist Jim Paterson, all who had played at one time or another in the Yeovil hoops.

After Virgo and Wayne Brown had missed chances for Rovers early on, Luke Ayling came even closer to that elusive first Yeovil goal when his left foot volley hit the bar from Jamie McAllister’s free kick on ten minutes. Upson shot wide after good work from McAllister and James Hayter. David Clarkson smashed a free kick over the bar as Yeovil continually gave away silly free kicks in the final third of the pitch.

Young Gas striker Eliot Richards robbed Richard Hinds thirty yards out and tried his luck beating Stech but seeing his shot flash wide of the left hand post. Rovers ended the first half on top and had the ball in the net on forty minutes after Stech had saved a header but referee Michael Naylor had whistled for a foul in the build up.

They then had another “goal” ruled out two minutes into the second half when Clarkson was in an offside position as he beat Stech and the incident lifted both the Gas players and crowd, as Rovers enjoyed good spells of possession yet no real clear sights of goal. Clarkson hit a shot well wide on 55 minutes but Rovers had no more efforts on goal to trouble the giant Czech keeper.

Johnson introduced Gozie Ugwu for Hayter and Rohan Ince for Webster around the hour mark but the game finally flared into action with twenty minutes remaining. Ugwu was taken out by a Rovers defender twenty five yards out and after four men had dummied taking the set piece, Ed Upson curled an absolute peach of a free kick into the top corner.

Ugwu then blasted a shot just over from outside the box but the next action took place near the Glovers penalty area. The ball went out for a Rovers throw in and McAllister clashed with Clarkson near the touchline, raising his hand to his former colleague. Referee Naylor showed an immediate red card and Johnson then threw Nathan Ralph on at left back, replacing attacker Keanu Marsh-Brown in the process.

For the final fifteen minutes, Town would have to hold on with ten men but they did more than hold on, pressing forward and attacking, always looking to finish the game. Upson’s next free kick was cleared as far as Reuben Reid and the Bristol-born star crashed a shot against the post before he then hit another free kick over the bar.

If Upson’s first goal was good then his second was even better. Four minutes were left when the midfield maestro found himself twenty five yards out, wide on the left. Urged to shoot by the Glovers fans behind his run up, Upson hit a brilliant free kick into the top corner, Sam Walker’s near post. It was a wonderful effort from a man brimming in confidence.

With two minutes of the three of stoppage time played, Yeovil counter attacked after a Rovers corner and the ball found Sam Foley on the left flank. Many teams would have taken the ball into the top corner but Foley saw Walker off his line and superbly chipped him into the corner of the net for a fabulous third strike.

Within a minute, the game was over and Rovers, without a win in five games this season, exit the Trophy while the Glovers march into the second round.

Match Report : 04/09/2012

Yeovil Town made it through to the second round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with a 3-0 victory over local rivals Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium this evening.

But they had to do it the hard way playing the final fifteen minutes with ten men after Jamie McAllister was shown a straight red card for raising a hand to Rovers striker David Clarkson. Ed Upson had already given the Glovers the lead four minutes earlier with a fabulous free kick before then producing an even better effort with five minutes to go. Sam Foley then netted a fantastic third in stoppage time to instigate an exodus by the Rovers fans.

Manager Gary Johnson sprang a surprise in his choice of starting eleven. Expected to “rest” some of his players after a hectic first three weeks, he opted to remain unchanged again. It meant that Dominic Blizzard lined up against the side he played 45 times for. In the Rovers eleven was Adam Virgo plus loanees Sam Walker, Tom Parkes and trialist Jim Paterson, all who had played at one time or another in the Yeovil hoops.

After Virgo and Wayne Brown had missed chances for Rovers early on, Luke Ayling came even closer to that elusive first Yeovil goal when his left foot volley hit the bar from Jamie McAllister’s free kick on ten minutes. Upson shot wide after good work from McAllister and James Hayter. David Clarkson smashed a free kick over the bar as Yeovil continually gave away silly free kicks in the final third of the pitch.

Young Gas striker Eliot Richards robbed Richard Hinds thirty yards out and tried his luck beating Stech but seeing his shot flash wide of the left hand post. Rovers ended the first half on top and had the ball in the net on forty minutes after Stech had saved a header but referee Michael Naylor had whistled for a foul in the build up.

They then had another “goal” ruled out two minutes into the second half when Clarkson was in an offside position as he beat Stech and the incident lifted both the Gas players and crowd, as Rovers enjoyed good spells of possession yet no real clear sights of goal. Clarkson hit a shot well wide on 55 minutes but Rovers had no more efforts on goal to trouble the giant Czech keeper.

Johnson introduced Gozie Ugwu for Hayter and Rohan Ince for Webster around the hour mark but the game finally flared into action with twenty minutes remaining. Ugwu was taken out by a Rovers defender twenty five yards out and after four men had dummied taking the set piece, Ed Upson curled an absolute peach of a free kick into the top corner.

Ugwu then blasted a shot just over from outside the box but the next action took place near the Glovers penalty area. The ball went out for a Rovers throw in and McAllister clashed with Clarkson near the touchline, raising his hand to his former colleague. Referee Naylor showed an immediate red card and Johnson then threw Nathan Ralph on at left back, replacing attacker Keanu Marsh-Brown in the process.

For the final fifteen minutes, Town would have to hold on with ten men but they did more than hold on, pressing forward and attacking, always looking to finish the game. Upson’s next free kick was cleared as far as Reuben Reid and the Bristol-born star crashed a shot against the post before he then hit another free kick over the bar.

If Upson’s first goal was good then his second was even better. Four minutes were left when the midfield maestro found himself twenty five yards out, wide on the left. Urged to shoot by the Glovers fans behind his run up, Upson hit a brilliant free kick into the top corner, Sam Walker’s near post. It was a wonderful effort from a man brimming in confidence.

With two minutes of the three of stoppage time played, Yeovil counter attacked after a Rovers corner and the ball found Sam Foley on the left flank. Many teams would have taken the ball into the top corner but Foley saw Walker off his line and superbly chipped him into the corner of the net for a fabulous third strike.

Within a minute, the game was over and Rovers, without a win in five games this season, exit the Trophy while the Glovers march into the second round.

Photos by Mike Kunz and josephmeredith.com

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Yeovil Town maintained their unbeaten start to League One with a 2-1 victory over fifth placed Doncaster Rovers at Huish Park this afternoon.

Second half goals from strikers James Hayter, against his former club, and sub Gozie Ugwu made it ten points from four games for Gary Johnson’s men who drop to second place in the early table after Tranmere beat Colchester 4-0 today. Billy Paynter’s late goal was a mere consolation for the travelling Yorkshiremen.

The manager’s starting eleven was increasingly familiar as he chose the same team for the fourth game running, putting his faith in the lads who had produced a great performance in midweek in defeat to West Bromwich Albion in the Capital One Cup.

The game stopped as soon as it started when Richard Hinds sustained a facial injury after colliding with a Doncaster attacker and had to go off for treatment and a new shirt too. To be truthful, the first half wasn’t full of attacking, free flowing football but the pattern of play wasn’t helped by some inconsistent, fussy refereeing from official Dean Mohareb.

Sam Foley headed wide on seven minutes from Keanu Marsh-Brown’s cross and Reuben Reid hit the crossbar with a looping header ten minutes later, giant defender Rob Jones heading behind for a corner before the waiting James Hayter could convert the rebound. Foley, impressive all afternoon, then had keeper Gary Woods back-pedalling furiously to keep out a sliced cross to the far post.

Doncaster had chances of their own in the first period but keeper Marek Stech barely had to break sweat. Cotterill hit the outside of the near post with an inswinging corner and Jones, a nuisance from set pieces with his 6’7” frame, headed over from a corner. The final chance of the half fell to Reid who blasted a rising shot just wide from long range.

Manager Gary Johnson’s words at half time seemed to have an instant effect. By the time of the first goal ten minutes in, the Glovers could, and possibly should, have been ahead already. Marsh-Brown fed Foley on the left but his cross at pace was just in front of Hayter. Three minutes later, the same pair again caused trouble in the Donny defence who had to concede a corner to relieve the pressure. 

On 55 minutes came the breakthrough. Reid played in down the right flank produced a cross worthy of a winger and Hayter met it perfectly in the middle to give Woods no chance. Befitting of a man who had spent five years with the opponents and only left in the summer, Hayter celebrated his third goal of the season with due reserve.

The top scorer then nearly set up Marsh-Brown but the winger was denied by a last ditch clearance effort was cleared off the line and less than a minute later, Foley’s blocked shot came to Ed Upson whose curling effort from twenty yards grazed the post. Reid then almost doubled the lead with an impudent chipped effort on the hour and Marsh-Brown’s dinked effort was again cleared when it looked in all the way.

Doncaster’s only threat seemed to come from the long throws of Tommy Spurr and Cotterill’s corners with Yeovil’s defensive ramparts Richard Hinds and Byron Webster dealing well with the aerial threat of Billy Paynter and Chris Brown.  Midfielder David Syers tested Stech with a header from a tight angle but otherwise, it was the home fans who were the happier.

Hayter was replaced by Gozie Ugwu on 78 minutes, the striker getting a standing ovation from both sets of fans and it was the Yeovil fans back up on their feet five minutes later. Doncaster boss Dean Saunders threw his last dice pushing Jones up front for the final seven minutes and going to three at the back when his defensive partner Jamie McCombe was short with a back header and Ugwu raced on and lobbed the keeper though the ball took an eternity to finally crawl over the line off the inside of the post.

Stech then pushed a free kick from Cotterill around the post before Donny grabbed a late goal on 87 minutes. Sub Iain Hume drove a low cross across goal and Billy Paynter thumped a shot into the roof of the net to make it 2-1. It was too little too late and the result leaves the high flying Glovers level on points with leaders Tranmere Rovers but with a worse goal difference.

Match Report : 01/09/2012

Yeovil Town maintained their unbeaten start to League One with a 2-1 victory over fifth placed Doncaster Rovers at Huish Park this afternoon.

Second half goals from strikers James Hayter, against his former club, and sub Gozie Ugwu made it ten points from four games for Gary Johnson’s men who drop to second place in the early table after Tranmere beat Colchester 4-0 today. Billy Paynter’s late goal was a mere consolation for the travelling Yorkshiremen.

The manager’s starting eleven was increasingly familiar as he chose the same team for the fourth game running, putting his faith in the lads who had produced a great performance in midweek in defeat to West Bromwich Albion in the Capital One Cup.

The game stopped as soon as it started when Richard Hinds sustained a facial injury after colliding with a Doncaster attacker and had to go off for treatment and a new shirt too. To be truthful, the first half wasn’t full of attacking, free flowing football but the pattern of play wasn’t helped by some inconsistent, fussy refereeing from official Dean Mohareb.

Sam Foley headed wide on seven minutes from Keanu Marsh-Brown’s cross and Reuben Reid hit the crossbar with a looping header ten minutes later, giant defender Rob Jones heading behind for a corner before the waiting James Hayter could convert the rebound. Foley, impressive all afternoon, then had keeper Gary Woods back-pedalling furiously to keep out a sliced cross to the far post.

Doncaster had chances of their own in the first period but keeper Marek Stech barely had to break sweat. Cotterill hit the outside of the near post with an inswinging corner and Jones, a nuisance from set pieces with his 6’7” frame, headed over from a corner. The final chance of the half fell to Reid who blasted a rising shot just wide from long range.

Manager Gary Johnson’s words at half time seemed to have an instant effect. By the time of the first goal ten minutes in, the Glovers could, and possibly should, have been ahead already. Marsh-Brown fed Foley on the left but his cross at pace was just in front of Hayter. Three minutes later, the same pair again caused trouble in the Donny defence who had to concede a corner to relieve the pressure. 

On 55 minutes came the breakthrough. Reid played in down the right flank produced a cross worthy of a winger and Hayter met it perfectly in the middle to give Woods no chance. Befitting of a man who had spent five years with the opponents and only left in the summer, Hayter celebrated his third goal of the season with due reserve.

The top scorer then nearly set up Marsh-Brown but the winger was denied by a last ditch clearance effort was cleared off the line and less than a minute later, Foley’s blocked shot came to Ed Upson whose curling effort from twenty yards grazed the post. Reid then almost doubled the lead with an impudent chipped effort on the hour and Marsh-Brown’s dinked effort was again cleared when it looked in all the way.

Doncaster’s only threat seemed to come from the long throws of Tommy Spurr and Cotterill’s corners with Yeovil’s defensive ramparts Richard Hinds and Byron Webster dealing well with the aerial threat of Billy Paynter and Chris Brown.  Midfielder David Syers tested Stech with a header from a tight angle but otherwise, it was the home fans who were the happier.

Hayter was replaced by Gozie Ugwu on 78 minutes, the striker getting a standing ovation from both sets of fans and it was the Yeovil fans back up on their feet five minutes later. Doncaster boss Dean Saunders threw his last dice pushing Jones up front for the final seven minutes and going to three at the back when his defensive partner Jamie McCombe was short with a back header and Ugwu raced on and lobbed the keeper though the ball took an eternity to finally crawl over the line off the inside of the post.

Stech then pushed a free kick from Cotterill around the post before Donny grabbed a late goal on 87 minutes. Sub Iain Hume drove a low cross across goal and Billy Paynter thumped a shot into the roof of the net to make it 2-1. It was too little too late and the result leaves the high flying Glovers level on points with leaders Tranmere Rovers but with a worse goal difference.