Month: October 2012

LADIES BURST HAMMERS BUBBLE

Female Glovers Burst Hammers Bubbles!
 
  
Yeovil Town Ladies: 1 West Ham United Ladies: 0

YEOVIL Town Ladies enjoyed a fantastic victory at the weekend taking three important points in their home game against West Ham United Ladies. Stacey Pearson scored the all-important Glovers goal just before half time, and as a result her side now sits in fifth place in the table on nine points.

 

The Ladies were pleased to have The Park School girl’s football team as their mascots for the day, and they were treated to a pre-match coaching session and free entry to the match. They certainly sang their way throughout the game, which was a real boost for the players and atmosphere in the ground.

 

The game started at a fast pace, and really was an end to end affair for the first fifteen minutes. The Glovers were forced to make a change on fifteen minutes after Kirsty Whitton clashed knees in a brave tackle. This gave Grace Rapp an opportunity to come on as centre forward, after spending a week on an England U19 International Camp at St Georges Park. Grace made a good impact and Yeovil began to settle down and dominate possession.

 

West Ham were quick on the break and there were a few last ditch tackles made by the strong back four of Nadine Grogan, Rachael Edwards, Charlotte Hannam and Emma Brazell to keep Yeovil out of trouble. Goalkeeper Rachel Simkin also had to come out and collect a few through balls that the Hammers tried to fire at Yeovil’s goal.

 

As confidence grew the home side started to combine and build play through the midfield, with Laura Wensley and Jade Radburn winning the ball and feeding it wide to Kayleigh Sage and Pearson. This build up play rewarded them on 44 minutes when Laura Bray crossed in a ball to the back post which Pearson headed into the net. Yeovil played out the half dominating the game and having shots go wide from Bray and Radburn. Joint Manager Sarah Lawler said, “Stacey took her goal well after going close to scoring earlier in the game, and the delivery from Laura Bray was quality.”

 

The second half started and Yeovil knew there would have to put their bodies on the line as West Ham pushed three up front and played a more direct game. This half saw a great effort to defend as a team. Yeovil came close to scoring again, but were denied by a fantastic save from the Hammers ‘keeper, who was the outstanding player for their team. It became end to end with two clearances off the line from Nadine Grogan, and every player was working hard to press their opposition and put in the tacklers to break down their attacks.

 

Simkin was cautioned in the last ten minutes of the game after an off the ball tangle with a forward on a one v one, but she then went on to make a great top corner save and clearance to redeem herself from the pressure West Ham were putting the team under which involved a free kick and then corner that the Hammers ‘keeper came up for to connect with a bicycle kick that dipped over the bar. Individually the back line played exceptionally in the last ten minutes with every single defender making outstanding clearances and blocks, along with the midfield chasing down everything in front of them.

 

With West Ham pushing on the attack it left them exposed, and Yeovil had another chance to finish the game from a rocketing header from Radburn that was saved with a full stretch dive from the hammers’ ‘keeper. At the final whistle the Glovers and the home crowd were delighted. Assistant Manager Chris White said. “The girls deserved the win today, and we probably could have scored more than we did, but the important thing is we earned the points.”

 

On reflection Sarah Lawler added. “Today showed how far we have come, and how much we believe in our club motto ‘Achieve by Unity’. We stuck to our game plan and every single player in the squad had the right attitude to give their all.

 

“There were several players I could say were exceptional today as much as the team all performed, but I have to make mention to Nadine Grogan who has just returned from several weeks out from injury and played her socks off . We are very confident going into this weekend’s fixture at QPR in the League Cup and want to continue our unbeaten run in this competition.

 

"We have a BINGO night to raise money for Yeovil Town Ladies FC and MacMillan on Friday 9th November at Huish Park. We want as many people to support this as possible. It starts at 7.30pm with some great prizes up for grabs. The cost is eight pounds which will get you entry and covers the cost for all the games we will play on the night. All money raised will go towards the cost of running the Girls and Ladies teams as well as a proportion being donated to Macmillan.”

 

Yeovil Town Ladies:Simkin, Grogan, Edwards, Hannam, Brazell, Wensley, Radburn, Sage, Whitton (Rapp – 20), Bray, Pearson

 

Goalscorer:Stacey Pearson (44)

 

Referee:Peter Mawhood (Somerset)

 

Next Match:Away to Queens Park Rangers Ladies – 04 November 2012 (League Cup)

 

Report by Sarah Lawler

NEW PROGRAMME APP

We are delighted to announce that the Yeovil Town Official matchday programme – ‘Green&White’ will be available to download on your iPad via the Matchday Digital App from 7.45pm on Tuesday, November 6. 

The latest edition of ‘Green&White’ for next Tuesday’s game against Stevenage will be available to download together with all the previous programmes from the 2012-13 season.

If you can’t make the game, simply download the programme on Matchday Digital and be part of the game.  The digital programme comes with all the content you would have in the printed edition but with added features including:

The Matchday Digital App ensures you always keep up to date with Yeovil Town and never miss out on any programmes. You can make one-off purchases or take out a Season Pass so you are subscribed to the whole season.

The Matchday Digital iPad App allows you to view ‘Green&White’ anytime, anywhere. No matter where you are in the world, whether sitting on a train, a beach or in your living room, you can now have the same turn-page experience that you would have in the stadium.

 

– Programmes available to fans anytime, anywhere

– Download back copies from past games

– Programmes will be made available for purchase worldwide from either 3pm for Saturday matches or 7.45pm for midweek matches

– Easy to use curl or slide ‘turn page’ technology

– Keyword search taking you straight to a particular player or feature

– Pinch screen feature to zoom into articles or images

– Add articles to Facebook or Twitter via the social media feature

– The Matchday Digital App is free to download on to your iPad.

 

Gloverssupporters can download an individual issue at £2.49 or take out a Season Pass for £49.99.

We are confident that not only will this new digital service bring in new revenue streams for the club but will complement our existing printed programme making it available to a wider reach of fans.

Download the Matchday Digital App now by clicking on the link below for the iTunes App Store, or by typing ‘Matchday Digital’ into the iTunes App store on your iPad.

iTunes App Store

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FANS FEEDBACK E MAIL

FLi (Football League Interactive) have set up an e-mail address for supporters to offer feedback on the new design web sites. 
If any fans wish to offer their views they are requested to e-mail webfeedback@football-league.co.uk please also add in jhealey@ytfc.net to any emails that are sent to the FLi
FLi have assured us all e-mails will be read but they do not have the resources to answer individual e-mails.

CREWE EXTENDED HIGHLIGHTS

 Glovers fans can now view over ten minutes of highlights from the 1-0 victory over Crewe Alexandra. 

Byron Webster scored his second goal in three games to ensure Yeovil returned to Somerset with all three points.  

.hereThe highlights can be viewed

Match Report : 27/10/2012

Yeovil Town made it five wins from six games when a Byron Webster goal on forty minutes was enough to defeat Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road this afternoon.
Webster’s strike, his second in three games after a seven year goal famine, earned Gary Johnson’s resurgent side all three points in a scrappy encounter that improved after the break but never really caught fire. 
The manager won’t mind though as his side continue to climb the League One table and tonight sit in tenth place, just three points off the playoffs.
He decided to change nothing from the side that started the 3-1 win over Shrewsbury in midweek meaning that the most recent loan signing, Aston Villa midfielder Daniel Johnson, had to be content with a spot on the bench.
The first half was a very poor affair capped with a late Glovers goal on forty minutes. But what went before was instantly forgettable in a game that stuttered and spluttered and simply refused to light. 
Chuks Aneke’s robust challenge on Webster on five minutes earned him a yellow card for a flailing arm but there was no real chances of note until a brief flurry between fifteen and twenty five minutes. Aneke and Byron Moore both went close while Paddy Madden netted for Yeovil but it was ruled out for offside and Joe Edwards shot way over with a dipping volley.
Home keeper Alan Martin easily fielded an Ed Upson long ranger but could do nothing about the winner when it came. Five minutes of the half remained when Upson floated a corner over that wasn’t cleared and Webster lashed the loose ball into the roof of the net. 
Crewe came out a different side in the second half. Mathias Pogba shot over the crossbar then hit another shot straight at Marek Stech; Luke Murphy’s free kick was then caught by Stech as the Alex roared into the first five minutes after the interval. They then forced three corners in two minutes pressurising for the equaliser and Stech then denied Aneke with another good save. 
It wasn’t one way traffic though. Keanu Marsh-Brown’s shot was always rising as it passed the crossbar and Martin had to rush off his line to deal with Madden’s break through from midfield. The Carlisle loanee then shot over the crossbar shortly after his partner up front, James Hayter, had been replaced by Daniel Johnson.
Crewe then turned the screw on their visitors in the last fifteen minutes. Aneke and Oliver Turton, making his debut, both shot narrowly wide and Byron Moore’s volley was saved by Stech down low at the narrow angle. 
Dominic Blizzard came on for Marsh-Brown as the Town stated their intention to keep what they had although late on, Sam Foley curled a beauty with the outside of his boot just wide and both Madden and Johnson also missed narrowly.
The victory ensures that Johnson’s troops go into FA Cup battle next week against Preston with a good following wind behind them and every chance of pulling off a result against the Lilywhites.

PNE TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Yeovil Town supporters are now able to purchase their FA Cup First Round tickets.
The tie against Preston North End will take place on Saturday 3rd November with kick-off being 3pm.
Supporters will be able to pay on the day at Preston but with cash only from the away ticket booth.
Tickets are priced as follows: 

Adults – £10 
Over 60’s, Under 16’s, Students and young adults aged between 15 and 18 – £5

CHARITY RUN TO SWINDON

Yeovil Road Runners Running To Swindon 

THE Yeovil Town Road running club have generously agreed to organise a sponsored run from Huish Park in Yeovil to the County Ground in Swindon in time to watch the Glovers take on the Robins on the 17th of November 2012.
 

 

The total distance of the run is approximately 80 miles, and funds raised will be going to a couple of worthy causes, with the Yeovil Town Football Community Trust and the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance receiving equal shares.

 

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REPORT:SHREWSBURY 1-3 YTFC

A double from Paddy Madden and a third from James Hayter saw Yeovil Town take all three points with a 3-1 victory over Shrewsbury Town at Greenhous Meadow tonight.

 

Madden, on fire in his loan spell from Carlisle United, made it five in four since his arrival from Brunton Park; his goals either side of Hayter’s close range finish.

 

Matt Richards pulled a goal back with a disputed penalty with ten minutes left but it proved a mere consolation as Gary Johnson’s side moved serenely up to eleventh place, five points off the playoffs.

 

The Yeovil boss had received a huge boost before the game when all five players who took fitness tests passed with flying colours. In addition Daniel Johnson, the new loan signing from Aston Villa took his place alongside Luke Ayling, absent from the squad for the last three games.

 

After Byron Webster had gone close with a thumping shot on six minutes, it took just two more minutes for Yeovil to open the scoring. Joe Edwards was crudely fouled by Shrews skipper Matt Richards out wide and when Jamie McAllister swung the set piece in, Paddy Madden got in ahead of his marker to head home his fourth goal of the season.

 

Asa Hall headed a Paul Parry cross over the crossbar on seventeen minutes and Sam Foley could consider himself unlucky when his cross shot was headed from under his own bar by ex-Bristol Rovers defender Joe Jacobson; the full back coming to the aid of former Glovers keeper Chris Weale.

 

The visitors continued to build steadily from the back and take their time to create attacks patiently with Korey Smith and Ed Upson the architects in midfield and Keanu Marsh-Brown with Foley attacking down the flanks, looking threatening every time they pressed forward.

 

Marsh-Brown forced a great save from Weale on 35 minutes and Foley fired over the crossbar but the Shrews came into the game more as the half ended and Marek Stech easily saved headers from Lee Collins and Jacobson.

 

Smith was then crocked in an early second half challenge and James Hayter also needed treatment when he was clattered by Collins as Shrewsbury’s approach turned physical.

 

McAllister had tweaked his ankle in the first half during a clearance so went off to be replaced by Dominic Blizzard who slipped into the role he took in Saturday’s win over Bury.

 

No more than a minute more had elapsed when the Glovers doubled their advantage through Hayter. Marsh-Brown crossed the ball in from the flank and the striker netted his seventh goal of the season.

 

The goal ensured that the former AFC Bournemouth forward has now netted against twenty out of twenty four League One clubs during his prolific career; new signing Daniel Johnson coming on for the hobbling Smith straight afterwards.

 

Someone who has suddenly found his scoring boots has been Madden and on seventy minutes, he scored his fifth goal in four games when Upson found him with a fantastic ball to the far post.

 

The goal made it three nil to Yeovil but that advantage lasted just ten minutes as Johnson was harshly penalised for a push on Shrews sub Tom Bradshaw. Referee David Coote, efficient all night, awarded the spot kick and Matt Richards sent penalty expert Stech the wrong way.

 

The final ten minutes saw home manager Graham Turner throw Jermaine Grandison up front as an aerial presence  but aside from Gavin Williams coming on for the tiring Hayter, there was no further action and the 125 travelling Glovers fans celebrated a great three points at their first visit to the Greenhous Meadow.

Match Report : 23/10/2012

A double from Paddy Madden and a third from James Hayter saw Yeovil Town take all three points with a 3-1 victory over Shrewsbury Town at Greenhous Meadow tonight.

 

Madden, on fire in his loan spell from Carlisle United, made it five in four since his arrival from Brunton Park; his goals either side of Hayter’s close range finish.

 

Matt Richards pulled a goal back with a disputed penalty with ten minutes left but it proved a mere consolation as Gary Johnson’s side moved serenely up to eleventh place, five points off the playoffs.

 

The Yeovil boss had received a huge boost before the game when all five players who took fitness tests passed with flying colours. In addition Daniel Johnson, the new loan signing from Aston Villa took his place alongside Luke Ayling, absent from the squad for the last three games.

 

After Byron Webster had gone close with a thumping shot on six minutes, it took just two more minutes for Yeovil to open the scoring. Joe Edwards was crudely fouled by Shrews skipper Matt Richards out wide and when Jamie McAllister swung the set piece in, Paddy Madden got in ahead of his marker to head home his fourth goal of the season.

 

Asa Hall headed a Paul Parry cross over the crossbar on seventeen minutes and Sam Foley could consider himself unlucky when his cross shot was headed from under his own bar by ex-Bristol Rovers defender Joe Jacobson; the full back coming to the aid of former Glovers keeper Chris Weale.

 

The visitors continued to build steadily from the back and take their time to create attacks patiently with Korey Smith and Ed Upson the architects in midfield and Keanu Marsh-Brown with Foley attacking down the flanks, looking threatening every time they pressed forward.

 

Marsh-Brown forced a great save from Weale on 35 minutes and Foley fired over the crossbar but the Shrews came into the game more as the half ended and Marek Stech easily saved headers from Lee Collins and Jacobson.

 

Smith was then crocked in an early second half challenge and James Hayter also needed treatment when he was clattered by Collins as Shrewsbury’s approach turned physical.

 

McAllister had tweaked his ankle in the first half during a clearance so went off to be replaced by Dominic Blizzard who slipped into the role he took in Saturday’s win over Bury.

 

No more than a minute more had elapsed when the Glovers doubled their advantage through Hayter. Marsh-Brown crossed the ball in from the flank and the striker netted his seventh goal of the season.

 

The goal ensured that the former AFC Bournemouth forward has now netted against twenty out of twenty four League One clubs during his prolific career; new signing Daniel Johnson coming on for the hobbling Smith straight afterwards.

 

Someone who has suddenly found his scoring boots has been Madden and on seventy minutes, he scored his fifth goal in four games when Upson found him with a fantastic ball to the far post.

 

The goal made it three nil to Yeovil but that advantage lasted just ten minutes as Johnson was harshly penalised for a push on Shrews sub Tom Bradshaw. Referee David Coote, efficient all night, awarded the spot kick and Matt Richards sent penalty expert Stech the wrong way.

 

The final ten minutes saw home manager Graham Turner throw Jermaine Grandison up front as an aerial presence  but aside from Gavin Williams coming on for the tiring Hayter, there was no further action and the 125 travelling Glovers fans celebrated a great three points at their first visit to the Greenhous Meadow.

NEW MIDFIELD LOAN

Yeovil Town have signed Aston Villa midfielder Daniel Johnson on a one month Youth loan. 

The midfielder will join up with the Glovers this afternoon at their Shrewsbury Hotel and will be in their squad for this evening’s match against Shrewsbury.

Daniel Johnson is a young midfield player who joined Aston Villa as a scholar, graduating to a professional contract in January 2011.

Spotted playing for the Crystal Palace Academy team, Daniel is an all-action powerhouse in the centre of the park. 

He has made rapid progress since joining Villa, captaining the youth team, becoming a regular in the reserves and making the first of several appearances on the first-team bench, although he has yet to make his senior debut. 

Twenty year old Johnson was born in Kingston Jamaica.

Everybody at Huish Park wish Daniel the best of luck during his stay at Yeovil.

FA YOUTH CUP NEWS

The second round draw for the FA Youth Cup has taken place and if Yeovil Town beat Oxford United in their first round match they have been drawn at home to play either Plynouth Argyle or Exeter City.

The match must be played by Saturday 17th. November

NARROW DEFEAT FOR LADIES

Yeovil Town Ladies: 0 Reading FC Ladies: 1 

READING Ladies moved to the top of the FA Women’s Premier League, Southern Division following a 1-0 victory over Yeovil Town Ladies. The Glovers had beaten the Royals a week previously in the League Cup, but Reading came back with a stronger team to take the points thanks to a 46th minute goal from Francesca Kirby. Yeovil remain sixth in the league, but have now played one more game than most of their competitors.

 

“This was a game where we knew Reading would want revenge for last week’s defeat against us, so we had to be on our game.” joint manager Nigel Williams said after the match. “It was disappointing to lose the game, but we have to learn from the experience, and come back stronger. To take a positive from the game; we only lost narrowly to one of the best teams in the league; but that was only cool comfort to the players after the game.

 

“The match started with some good football down the left, and Stace (Stacey Pearson) was getting some good results against their right back, beating her to the ball and delivering some good crosses for us to get on the end of. Reading played some good football today, but with heavy reliance on their number eleven (Francesca Kirby), who was very quick and had good ability. However, we should have read a lot more of the game that they were trying to play.”

 

“I said in the changing room before the game that it was all about who wanted it the most today,” Williams continued. “Unfortunately in a game like this you have to be honest and say that the visitors got the points because they were quicker to the ball and raised their game. We had some spectators today on the field, and in no way can you do this at this level. We have to support each other in every aspect of our play from the back to the front. I think if you asked any of the players today if they were happy with their performance you would have got an answer that we were not.

 

“Having said all that, I am happy to say that we were making chances to score and for periods of the game held possession well. We are going to get very few chances in any game in this league, and we need to punish when we can. Their goal came on 46 minutes and the number eleven (Francesca Kirby) took the ball on against our defence and to her credit struck the ball into the roof of the net.

 

“We will get back to the training ground now and pick ourselves up, dust off the negatives and look to the next match. We have had our post-match chat, and all the girls have accepted the constructive criticism that took place between the squad and management team. That is for us to digest and we will see the response that we get from it.

 

“We have some good players waiting for their chance to show us what they can do, and those in the squad know that there is this pressure on them this year. We have built a competitive squad and one that wants to remain at the level we are. I have said it time and time again, I have complete faith in the players we have, and that has not changed from this performance. They need to transfer what we see in training onto the pitch as a team.”

 

Yeovil Town Ladies:Simkin, Brazell, Edwards, Radburn, Keehan (Hannam – 65), Osman, Wensley, Whitton, Pearson, Sage (Cornwall – 60), Bray

 

Goal Scorer:Francesca Kirby (46)

 

Referee:Mike Hall (Wellington)

 

Next Match:Home to West Ham United Ladies – 28 October 2012 (Wells City FC)

 

Nigel Williams was talking to Ali King

 

GREEN & WHITE TRAVEL DETAILS

LATEST TRAVEL DETAILS FROM THE GREEN & WHITE SUPPORTERS CLUB

SATURDAY 27th OCTOBER 2012

CREWE

DEPARTS: BUS STATION: 8:00am

DEPARTS: FOOTBALL GROUND: 8:15am

MEMBERS: £23.00 NON MEMBERS: £25.00

CONC: £21.00    CONC: £23.00

 

SATURDAY 17th NOVEMBER 2012

SWINDON

DEPARTS: BUS STATION: 10:30am

DEPARTS: FOOTBALL GROUND: 10:45am

MEMBERS: £12.00 NON MEMBERS: £14.00

CONC: £10.00    CONC: £12.00

 

TUESDAY 20th NOVEMBER 2012

CRAWLEY

DEPARTS: FOOTBALL GROUND: 2:30pm

MEMBERS: £20.00 NON MEMBERS: £22.00

CONC: £18.00    CONC: £20.00

 

SATURDAY 15th DECEMBER 2012

WALSALL

DEPARTS:BUS STATION: 9:15am

DEPARTS: FOOTBALL GROUND: 9:30am

MEMBERS: £21.00 NON MEMBERS: £23.00

CONC: £19.00    CONC: £21.00

 

WEDNESDAY 26th DECEMBER 2012

BOURNEMOUTH

DEPARTS: FOOTBALL GROUND: 11:30am

MEMBERS: £10.00 NON MEMBERS: £12.00

CONC: £10.00    CONC: £12.00

F.A.CUP TICKET PRICES

Ticket prices for the first round Budweiser F.A.Cup tie between Preston North End and Yeovil Town have been announced.

Adults £10
Over 60’s, Under 16’s, Students and young adults between 15 and 18 – £5
Tickets will be available soon and we will announce when on the official club web site www.ytfc.net

GLOVERS GIVEN PRESTON TIE

Yeovil Town have been handed a away tie against Preston North End in the first round of the FA Cup.

In today’s draw, which was conducted by Earl Barrett and former FA Cup semi-finalist Sean Dyche live on ITV, Yeovil were drawn late on against Preston North End.

Manager Gary Johnson said: "It is not the best of draws for us, but when it comes around we will certainly be up for it. It’s a long trip for us and the fans to make but it is a important competition for the club and myself and the lads will be doing all we can to progress into the second round."

The tie is due to be played over the weekend of 3rd November.

REPORT: YTFC 2-1 BURY

Yeovil Town recorded their second successive victory at Huish Park when they beat a bruising Bury side by two goals to one this afternoon.
Byron Webster put the Glovers into a first half lead after Shakers midfielder Zac Thompson was shown a straight red for a two footed lunge on Keanu Marsh-Brown.

But a poor Bury side levelled with twenty minutes left through Dominic Poleon before Sam Foley grabbed the winner four minutes later to give Gary Johnson’s men all three points.

The win leaves his side in fourteenth place ahead of Tuesday night’s trip to Shrewsbury but with the momentum of three wins in the last four games behind them.
The boss made three changes to the side that triumphed in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at Torquay on Tuesday night. Cup-tied Paddy Madden and suspended Joe Edwards came back in along with defender Byron Webster with the unlucky trio being Richard Hinds, Dominic Blizzard and Reuben Reid, all dropping to the bench.
Yeovil started by far the brighter against a Bury side that hadn’t won in the league all season despite bringing in new manager Kevin Blackwell four games ago. His side looked short of confidence and provided a combative, often overly physical opposition to the hosts and it took just six minutes for the Shakers to clock up their first yellow card when full back Matt Doherty brought the speedy Madden down from behind.
Ed Upson hit the free kick just wide and Madden was denied by a defender’s clearance on ten minutes as Yeovil opened well but Marek Stech had to be smart to get down to deny Leeds loanee Poleon. Keanu Marsh-Brown, scorer of the deciding penalty on Tuesday night at Torquay, whistled a shot just over and James Hayter couldn’t make a strong connection to Sam Foley’s back post cross and keeper Trevor Carson pushed it around for a corner.
In the space of five minutes, the game swung round in Yeovil’s favour with a red card and a goal. First up, Zac Thompson was shown a straight red for a two footed lunge on Marsh-Brown with the ensuing melee seeing Doherty lucky not to follow his team mate for an early bath when he raised his arms aggressively at a Yeovil

player.
Minutes later and Yeovil made their man advantage count when a corner to the back post was dropped by Carson and Doherty’s clearance cannoned off Byron Webster and into the net. Carson complained about being fouled in the build up but there was no contact at all and the keeper had himself to blame for a cheap goal to concede. The rest of the half saw the two differing styles collide regularly but with no further chances.
After the interval, Marsh-Brown hobbled off to be replaced by Gavin Williams; the Welshman swapping wings with Foley and going to a left sided position. Foley and Madden both went close while Stech dropped onto a shot by Mark Hughes from close range.
Madden then hit a shot a foot over with his left foot from outside the penalty box and Stech dived full length to push a Mark Carrington header away for a corner.
With fifteen minutes to go, Yeovil grabbed what would turn out to be the winner. Ed Upson’s corner was bundled in from close range by Sam Foley for his fourth goal of the season. Upson and Madden then both went close late on while Doherty wasted a golden opportunity to level matters but headed at Stech in stoppage time when in space.

From the flag kick though, Steven Schumacher’s cross fell to Dominic Poleon and he turned and lashed the ball into the roof of the net.

Match Report : 20/10/2012

Yeovil Town recorded their second successive victory at Huish Park when they beat a bruising Bury side by two goals to one this afternoon.
Byron Webster put the Glovers into a first half lead after Shakers midfielder Zac Thompson was shown a straight red for a two footed lunge on Keanu Marsh-Brown. 

But a poor Bury side levelled with twenty minutes left through Dominic Poleon before Sam Foley grabbed the winner four minutes later to give Gary Johnson’s men all three points.

The win leaves his side in fourteenth place ahead of Tuesday night’s trip to Shrewsbury but with the momentum of three wins in the last four games behind them.
The boss made three changes to the side that triumphed in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at Torquay on Tuesday night. Cup-tied Paddy Madden and suspended Joe Edwards came back in along with defender Byron Webster with the unlucky trio being Richard Hinds, Dominic Blizzard and Reuben Reid, all dropping to the bench.
Yeovil started by far the brighter against a Bury side that hadn’t won in the league all season despite bringing in new manager Kevin Blackwell four games ago. His side looked short of confidence and provided a combative, often overly physical opposition to the hosts and it took just six minutes for the Shakers to clock up their first yellow card when full back Matt Doherty brought the speedy Madden down from behind.
Ed Upson hit the free kick just wide and Madden was denied by a defender’s clearance on ten minutes as Yeovil opened well but Marek Stech had to be smart to get down to deny Leeds loanee Poleon. Keanu Marsh-Brown, scorer of the deciding penalty on Tuesday night at Torquay, whistled a shot just over and James Hayter couldn’t make a strong connection to Sam Foley’s back post cross and keeper Trevor Carson pushed it around for a corner.
In the space of five minutes, the game swung round in Yeovil’s favour with a red card and a goal. First up, Zac Thompson was shown a straight red for a two footed lunge on Marsh-Brown with the ensuing melee seeing Doherty lucky not to follow his team mate for an early bath when he raised his arms aggressively at a Yeovil 

player.
Minutes later and Yeovil made their man advantage count when a corner to the back post was dropped by Carson and Doherty’s clearance cannoned off Byron Webster and into the net. Carson complained about being fouled in the build up but there was no contact at all and the keeper had himself to blame for a cheap goal to concede. The rest of the half saw the two differing styles collide regularly but with no further chances.
After the interval, Marsh-Brown hobbled off to be replaced by Gavin Williams; the Welshman swapping wings with Foley and going to a left sided position. Foley and Madden both went close while Stech dropped onto a shot by Mark Hughes from close range.
Madden then hit a shot a foot over with his left foot from outside the penalty box and Stech dived full length to push a Mark Carrington header away for a corner.
With fifteen minutes to go, Yeovil grabbed what would turn out to be the winner. Ed Upson’s corner was bundled in from close range by Sam Foley for his fourth goal of the season. Upson and Madden then both went close late on while Doherty wasted a golden opportunity to level matters but headed at Stech in stoppage time when in space.

From the flag kick though, Steven Schumacher’s cross fell to Dominic Poleon and he turned and lashed the ball into the roof of the net. 

THREE CHANGES FOR GLOVERS

Gary Johnson has made three changes from the starting eleven that beat Torquay United on Tuesday evening.

Defenders Joe Edwards, Byron Webster return along with on-loan striker Paddy Madden.

Dominic Blizzard, Richard Hinds and Reuben Reid all drop to the bench.

Yeovil Town: Stech; Edwards, Webster, Burn, McAllister; Marsh-Brown, Upson, Smith, Foley; Madden, Hayter. Subs: Stewart, Hinds, Williams, Blizzard, Reid.

PICK UP YOUR COPY OF GREEN & WHITE

Yeovil Town’s Green & White will be on sale from the usual programme booths.
 
In the Bury edition we speak to Keanu Marsh-Brown after his winning penalty against Torquay United.
Interviews include loanee Paddy Madden and former loanee striker Andy Bishop.
  
Our ‘Spotlight On’ features Joe Edwards. Korey Smith is our featured player poster. Plus much, much more so be sure to pick up your copy of Green & White!

YEOVIL GIVEN BALL NUMBER 47

The draw for the First Round of the FA Cup sponsored by Budweiser will take place on Sunday 21st October at 1.30pm on ITV1.
Yeovil Town have been allocated ball number 47.
The full list of numbers and teams is below.
1 Accrington Stanley
2 AFC Bournemouth
3 AFC Wimbledon
4 Aldershot Town
5 Barnet
6 Bradford City
7 Brentford
8 Bristol Rovers
9 Burton Albion
10 Bury
11 Carlisle United
12 Cheltenham Town
13 Chesterfield
14 Colchester United
15 Coventry City
16 Crawley Town
17 Crewe Alexandra
18 Dagenham & Redbridge
19 Doncaster Rovers
20 Exeter City
21 Fleetwood Town
22 Gillingham
23 Hartlepool United
24 Leyton Orient
25 Milton Keynes Dons
26 Morecambe
27 Northampton Town
28 Notts County
29 Oldham Athletic
30 Oxford United
31 Plymouth Argyle
32 Port Vale
33 Portsmouth
34 Preston North End
35 Rochdale
36 Rotherham United
37 Scunthorpe United
38 Sheffield United
39 Shrewsbury Town
40 Southend United
41 Stevenage
42 Swindon Town
43 Torquay United
44 Tranmere Rovers
45 Walsall
46 Wycombe Wanderers
47 Yeovil Town
48 York City
49 Alfreton Town Or Gateshead
50 Hyde Or Harrogate Town
51 FC United Of Manchester Or Hereford United
52 Barrow Or Tamworth
53 Guiseley Or Buxton
54 Grimsby Town Or Kidderminster Harriers
55 Bradford Park Avenue Or Ossett Albion
56 Wrexham Or Southport
57 AFC Fylde Or Ilkeston
58 Boston United Or Altrincham
59 Lincoln City Or FC Halifax Town
60 Macclesfield Town Or Marine
61 Workington Or Mansfield Town
62 Stockport County Or Stalybridge Celtic
63 AFC Telford United Or Nuneaton Town
64 South Park Or Metropolitan Police
65 Didcot Town Or Arlesey Town
66 Forest Green Rovers Or Dartford
67 Yate Town Or Newport County
68 Slough Town Or Gosport Borough
69 Hastings United Or Blackfield & Langley
70 Bromley Or Worcester City
71 Chelmsford City Or East Thurrock United
72 Hayes & Yeading United Or Boreham Wood
73 AFC Totton Or Cambridge City
74 Welling United Or Bishop’s Stortford
75 Braintree Town Or Lowestoft Town
76 Dorchester Town Or Bury Town
77 Cambridge United Or Luton Town
78 Gloucester City Or Chippenham Town
79 Corby Town Or Hendon
80 Woking Or Ebbsfleet United

KICK IT OUT DAY

Tomorrow’s match against Bury is Yeovil Town’s support match for the Kick it out campaign.

With the fight against racism very much in the news this week the club will be showing it’s support for the campaign with the players wearing their "Kick it out" T shirts and a flag being paraded around the pitch. 
Wrist Bands, badges and leaflets will be distributed at the ground tomorrow and we all hope that all supporters will show their support.

PLAYERS MEET THE LEGEND AP McCOY

Yeovil Town first team squad were the guests of Wincanton Racecourse on Thursday for the team to have another team bonding exercise.

Part of the activities involved some of the lads indulging in some keep ball with three of the jockey’s present.

Gavin Williams, Keanu March-Brown and Sam Foley took on Joe Tizzard, Grand National winner Daryl Jacob and the legendary AP McCoy although quite what the prize was we never really found out.

Certainly the crowd enjoyed the experience and then everybody, and I mean everybody, lined up for a photo opportunity with AP McCoy.

What a great guy he is and we’d all like to thank him for his patience with the pictures!!

Joe Edwards turned out to be the John McCririck picking four winners but generally everybody had a great afternoon.

Dave Linney and the club would like to thank everybody at Wincanton for their generous hospitality and we look forward to joining you again in the near future.

Glovers Player subscribers will soon be able to see highlights of the afternoon including interviews with AP McCoy and Snooker legend John Parrott.

INVITE TO FANS

Yeovil Town fans are reminded that Supporter Liaison Director Stephen Allinson will be in the marquee before the game against Bury.  
Stephen will be in attendance from 1.30pm and will be pleased to chat informally to any supporters on all things Yeovil Town.

YEOVIL BACK GRAND APPEAL

Yeovil Town will join forces with a group of colleagues on Saturday to boost a hospital appeal that has aided a former player’s son’s battle with leukaemia.
Supporters visiting the Huish Park shop before the npower League One clash with Bury can have their faces painted in their team’s colours and buy sweets.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Grand Appeal at the Bristol Royal Infirmary where Isaac Flory, son of ex-Glover and current Chard Town manager Nik, is undergoing treatment for the blood cancer.
Three-year-old Isaac was diagnosed with the disease earlier this year and is nearing completion of a course of intensive chemotherapy on the hospital’s Clic Sargent ward. Father Nik graduated from Yeovil’s youth system in the early 1990s.
Glovers’ commercial manager Dave Linney encouraged fans to visit the stall. “All of us at Huish Park were well-aware of Isaac’s battle,” he said.
“When the group of fund-raisers who met through work approached us to see if they could help we were more than happy to offer them a presence in the shop.
“Their fund-raising for an excellent cause will have a green and white theme and we were only too happy to help.”

YTFC ISSUE FREE TICKETS FOR KIDS

Yeovil Town Football Club have started an initiative to encourage more kids to Huish Park. 
Along with the popular “Kids for a Quid” promotions this week the club will be distributing over 1,000 “Kids go free” tickets to local schools running our soccer coaching courses and all our development centres.
A club spokesman said: ”Manager Gary Johnson is always keen to encourage our young supporters to the club and we all feel that this is a great initiative at a time when everybody is finding the economic climate taking its toll.
“If the promotion goes well the club have promised to run it again on future matches in the next couple of months.”
The club have also entered into a partnership with Wincanton Race course who will be distributing the “Kids go free” vouchers with race cards at this Thursday meeting.

YTFC.NET GOES MOBILE

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WYCOMBE TICKET INFORMATION

Yeovil Town v Wycombe Wanderers
Tuesday 4th December. 7.45pm kick off
Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Area Quarter-Final
Tickets for the Area Quarter-Final tie against Wycombe Wanderers are now on sale and are priced as follows.
Adults – £10
Seniors/Young Persons/Disabled – £5
Juniors – £2
Season ticket holders will have until 5pm on Wednesday 7th November to claim their seat. All other seats are available to purchase now.

GLOVERS GO THE EXTRA MILE

The Glovers will go the extra mile for charity next month when a group of runners pound the pavements from Huish Park to Swindon Town.

Instead of taking the coach, train or car to the County Ground for Yeovil Town’s npower League One clash with the Robins on Saturday, November 17 approximately 30 fund-raisers will run the 80-mile trip in aid of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and the club’s Community Sports Trust.
The runners expect to leave Huish Park during the afternoon of Friday, November 16, completing the challenge in time for the game.
Organised in conjunction with the Yeovil Town Road Running Club, who start weekly runs from the Glovers’ home, the event will be split into five-mile relays with participants completing at least one leg.

MATCH REPORT: TUFC v YTFC

Yeovil Town squeezed into the third round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with a dramatic 5-4 penalty shootout victory over League Two Torquay United at Plainmoor this evening.

Ryan Jarvis and James Hayter had both scored doubles, the latter’s 90th minute equaliser taking the game to spot kicks, in normal time but Marek Stech saved the Gulls third penalty from Thomas Cruise and he was aided by all five Yeovil penalty takers successfully converting. It means the Glovers will now be home to Wycombe Wanderers in the next round in December but they’ll have to play a lot better to progress any further in the competition.

Yeovil made two changes to the side that lost 3-2 to league leaders Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, both forced upon them. Paddy Madden was cup tied having played for his parent club Carlisle United in the last round so was replaced by Reuben Reid in a straight swap. Joe Edwards served his one match ban tonight so Dominic Blizzard came into the eleven at right back; youth teamers Mitch Brundle and Will Agbo making the bench for the first time this season. Town striker Hayter had another reason to celebrate; tonight being his 600th career game.

The first half was a curious one for the 213 travelling Glovers as they saw their side start and finish the half well but were anonymous in the middle section. Sam Foley robbed Gulls defender Dan Leadbitter and ran on but his bouncing shot was well saved by Michael Poke before Ed Upson shot over a minute later in a bright start by the Glovers.

However the majority of the possession and the chances in that middle third belonged to the home side and it was little surprise that they took the lead on 24 minutes when Ryan Jarvis netted his second goal in three games. It followed a move along the length of the pitch and stunned the visiting Yeovil side. Billy Bodin then shot wide as Torquay looked for a second and Stech again saved well from Danny Stevens. Reid came closest for Yeovil but Poke saved his shot and watched as Marsh-Brown’s follow up was blocked.

With seven minutes to go until half time, Yeovil grabbed an equaliser when a free kick was nodded on by giant defender Dan Burn for James Hayter to swivel and volley home from close range for his fifth goal of the season. It generated some energy in the Yeovil attacks and both Foley and Hayter could have sneaked a second before the break.

Stech then saved from Jarvis again after the forward sprang the offside trap but he could do nothing to prevent Torquay taking the lead again on 56 minutes, Jarvis finding himself in acres of space to finish again for his second of the night. And he almost earned himself a match ball with twenty minutes left but Stech produced the save of the match to deny the close range volley from Jarvis.

Reid flashed a shot over and sub Gavin Williams shot straight at Poke who was off his goal line late on and it looked like Yeovil would slip quietly out of a competition that had offered them an achievable road to a Wembley final. But with the clock ticking over into time added on, Marsh-Brown’s cross was turned in ahead of his man by Hayter for an unlikely leveller at the eleventh hour.

Time was up two minutes later so it was to the lottery of spot kicks. Lee Mansell and Nathan Craig’s penalties were cancelled out by those of Hayter and Upson but the Gulls third penalty, from Cruise, was saved by Stech. Williams then scored leaving Yeovil the small matter of holding on. 

Bodin and sub Rene Howe netted for Martin Ling’s side but further successful spot kicks from Jamie McAllister and Marsh-Brown sparked ecstatic scenes among the players and management. The escape to victory had been completed!    

Match Report : 16/10/2012

Yeovil Town squeezed into the third round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with a dramatic 5-4 penalty shootout victory over League Two Torquay United at Plainmoor this evening.
Ryan Jarvis and James Hayter had both scored doubles, the latter’s 90th minute equaliser taking the game to spot kicks, in normal time but Marek Stech saved the Gulls third penalty from Thomas Cruise and he was aided by all five Yeovil penalty takers successfully converting. It means the Glovers will now be home to Wycombe Wanderers in the next round in December but they’ll have to play a lot better to progress any further in the competition.
Yeovil made two changes to the side that lost 3-2 to league leaders Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, both forced upon them. Paddy Madden was cup tied having played for his parent club Carlisle United in the last round so was replaced by Reuben Reid in a straight swap. Joe Edwards served his one match ban tonight so Dominic Blizzard came into the eleven at right back; youth teamers Mitch Brundle and Will Agbo making the bench for the first time this season. Town striker Hayter had another reason to celebrate; tonight being his 600th career game.
The first half was a curious one for the 213 travelling Glovers as they saw their side start and finish the half well but were anonymous in the middle section. Sam Foley robbed Gulls defender Dan Leadbitter and ran on but his bouncing shot was well saved by Michael Poke before Ed Upson shot over a minute later in a bright start by the Glovers.
However the majority of the possession and the chances in that middle third belonged to the home side and it was little surprise that they took the lead on 24 minutes when Ryan Jarvis netted his second goal in three games. It followed a move along the length of the pitch and stunned the visiting Yeovil side. Billy Bodin then shot wide as Torquay looked for a second and Stech again saved well from Danny Stevens. Reid came closest for Yeovil but Poke saved his shot and watched as Marsh-Brown’s follow up was blocked.
With seven minutes to go until half time, Yeovil grabbed an equaliser when a free kick was nodded on by giant defender Dan Burn for James Hayter to swivel and volley home from close range for his fifth goal of the season. It generated some energy in the Yeovil attacks and both Foley and Hayter could have sneaked a second before the break.
Stech then saved from Jarvis again after the forward sprang the offside trap but he could do nothing to prevent Torquay taking the lead again on 56 minutes, Jarvis finding himself in acres of space to finish again for his second of the night. And he almost earned himself a match ball with twenty minutes left but Stech produced the save of the match to deny the close range volley from Jarvis.
Reid flashed a shot over and sub Gavin Williams shot straight at Poke who was off his goal line late on and it looked like Yeovil would slip quietly out of a competition that had offered them an achievable road to a Wembley final. But with the clock ticking over into time added on, Marsh-Brown’s cross was turned in ahead of his man by Hayter for an unlikely leveller at the eleventh hour.
Time was up two minutes later so it was to the lottery of spot kicks. Lee Mansell and Nathan Craig’s penalties were cancelled out by those of Hayter and Upson but the Gulls third penalty, from Cruise, was saved by Stech. Williams then scored leaving Yeovil the small matter of holding on. 
Bodin and sub Rene Howe netted for Martin Ling’s side but further successful spot kicks from Jamie McAllister and Marsh-Brown sparked ecstatic scenes among the players and management. The escape to victory had been completed!

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TRFC 3-2 YTFC

Yeovil Town let slip a two goal advantage to lose by three goals to two at league leaders Tranmere Rovers this afternoon.
Cruising at 2-0 after goals from Paddy Madden and Sam Foley, the Glovers conceded a soft goal right on half time through James Wallace before levelling early in the second period through Jake Cassidy. After Yeovil’s Joe Edwards saw red for two bookable offences, Ronnie Moore’s table toppers completed an unlikely comeback when Danny Holmes scored with eight minutes left.
The defeat, Yeovil’s seventh in their last eight games, will be a bitter disappointment to manager Gary Johnson who may also feel let down by some poor officiating from ref Kevin Wright who failed to send off home midfielder Wallace for flinging an arm and connecting with Korey Smith just before the break.
The Yeovil boss had the rare luxury of being able to name an unchanged starting eleven this afternoon which meant that defender Byron Webster’s return from suspension was only as far as the sub’s bench. Carlisle loanee Paddy Madden and James Hayter continued their fruitful partnership up front, leaving Reuben Reid and Gavin Williams on the sidelines.
But it was at the other end where the game’s first action took place. Richard Hinds and Dan Burn’s mix up at the heart of the defence allowed Jake Cassidy in but the on-loan Wolves striker was denied by a brilliant save from Marek Stech with less than a minute on the clock.
On eight minutes, Yeovil took the lead and it was that man Madden again. Sam Foley’s wayward shot was blocked but fell to Madden who sidefooted home leaving Tranmere’s defenders claiming an offside. It was Madden’s third goal in a week since joining from the Cumbrian’s on a month’s loan deal.
Tranmere sprayed the ball around nicely in the first half hour but an Adam McGurk shot over was all they had to show for the pressure though Keanu Marsh-Brown could have made it 2-0 with a shot. The second goal came shortly afterwards when Marsh-Brown’s shot was diverted into the net by Sam Foley for his third goal of the season.
Stech saved the Glovers on 32 minutes from a long range blast by James Wallace and James Hayter then shot weakly when through set up four minutes later. The major talking point aside from the goals came on forty minutes when Korey Smith pulled Wallace back as he escaped from the Norwich midfielder. Wallace chose to retaliate immediately though and swung an elbow round, catching the Yeovil player in the head. Referee Wright was wrong though, and issued yellow cards to both players.
Salt was rubbed into the wounds right on the break when Adam McGurk’s free kick was headed home by Wallace to make the score 2-1 and breathing life into the Rovers team at the worst possible time for Yeovil.
The second period began with Stech having to save well from a Hinds clearance but he was helpless a minute later when the Rovers equaliser arrived. McGurk was again involved, shooting straight at Stech, but the Czech keeper could only push it to Cassidy who tapped in for his eighth goal of the season. 2-2 and the optimism of just ten minutes before had almost disappeared.
Stech then saved a left foot drive from Zoumana Bakayogo before watching a Cole Stockton go wide. It wasn’t all one way traffic though and Marsh-Brown had two attempts one goal from distance, neither troubling home keeper Owain fon Williams though he will have been watching the first effort go close.
Eighteen minutes remained when Joe Edwards tripped the accelerating Bakayogo and, having been booked earlier for a foul on Joe Thompson, saw the red card shown leaving Johnson’s men to try to hold on for a point with ten men and no recognised right back on the pitch. Making a double switch soon after, Johnson introduced Gavin Williams and Byron Webster for Foley and Hayter.
After fon Williams had saved Madden’s shot and seen Foley’s shot fly wide, Stech produced his best save of the match denying Bakayogo with a flying save, tipping it away for a corner. From the flag kick though, Danny Holmes was given the freedom of the penalty area and even had time to follow up his own effort saved by Stech to hammer home the winner.
Cassidy went close late on when he should have squared for a team mate and in stoppage time, Marsh-Brown joined Burn and Smith in the inconsistent referee’s book when he fouled Abdulai Bell-Baggie. All to no avail though and the Glovers now lie in 14th place, three points above the bottom four and eight points from the playoff zone.

TRANMERE ROVERS v YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town let slip a two goal advantage to lose by three goals to two at league leaders Tranmere Rovers this afternoon.
Cruising at 2-0 after goals from Paddy Madden and Sam Foley, the Glovers conceded a soft goal right on half time through James Wallace before levelling early in the second period through Jake Cassidy. After Yeovil’s Joe Edwards saw red for two bookable offences, Ronnie Moore’s table toppers completed an unlikely comeback when Danny Holmes scored with eight minutes left.
The defeat, Yeovil’s seventh in their last eight games, will be a bitter disappointment to manager Gary Johnson who may also feel let down by some poor officiating from ref Kevin Wright who failed to send off home midfielder Wallace for flinging an arm and connecting with Korey Smith just before the break.
The Yeovil boss had the rare luxury of being able to name an unchanged starting eleven this afternoon which meant that defender Byron Webster’s return from suspension was only as far as the sub’s bench. Carlisle loanee Paddy Madden and James Hayter continued their fruitful partnership up front, leaving Reuben Reid and Gavin Williams on the sidelines.
But it was at the other end where the game’s first action took place. Richard Hinds and Dan Burn’s mix up at the heart of the defence allowed Jake Cassidy in but the on-loan Wolves striker was denied by a brilliant save from Marek Stech with less than a minute on the clock.
On eight minutes, Yeovil took the lead and it was that man Madden again. Sam Foley’s wayward shot was blocked but fell to Madden who sidefooted home leaving Tranmere’s defenders claiming an offside. It was Madden’s third goal in a week since joining from the Cumbrian’s on a month’s loan deal.
Tranmere sprayed the ball around nicely in the first half hour but an Adam McGurk shot over was all they had to show for the pressure though Keanu Marsh-Brown could have made it 2-0 with a shot. The second goal came shortly afterwards when Marsh-Brown’s shot was diverted into the net by Sam Foley for his third goal of the season.
Stech saved the Glovers on 32 minutes from a long range blast by James Wallace and James Hayter then shot weakly when through set up four minutes later. The major talking point aside from the goals came on forty minutes when Korey Smith pulled Wallace back as he escaped from the Norwich midfielder. Wallace chose to retaliate immediately though and swung an elbow round, catching the Yeovil player in the head. Referee Wright was wrong though, and issued yellow cards to both players.
Salt was rubbed into the wounds right on the break when Adam McGurk’s free kick was headed home by Wallace to make the score 2-1 and breathing life into the Rovers team at the worst possible time for Yeovil.
The second period began with Stech having to save well from a Hinds clearance but he was helpless a minute later when the Rovers equaliser arrived. McGurk was again involved, shooting straight at Stech, but the Czech keeper could only push it to Cassidy who tapped in for his eighth goal of the season. 2-2 and the optimism of just ten minutes before had almost disappeared.
Stech then saved a left foot drive from Zoumana Bakayogo before watching a Cole Stockton go wide. It wasn’t all one way traffic though and Marsh-Brown had two attempts on goal from distance, neither troubling home keeper Owain fon Williams though he will have been watching the first effort go close.
Eighteen minutes remained when Joe Edwards tripped the accelerating Bakayogo and, having been booked earlier for a foul on Joe Thompson, saw the red card shown leaving Johnson’s men to try to hold on for a point with ten men and no recognised right back on the pitch. Making a double switch soon after, Johnson introduced Gavin Williams and Byron Webster for Foley and Hayter.
After fon Williams had saved Madden’s shot and seen Foley’s shot fly wide, Stech produced his best save of the match denying Bakayogo with a flying save, tipping it away for a corner. From the flag kick though, Danny Holmes was given the freedom of the penalty area and even had time to follow up his own effort saved by Stech to hammer home the winner.
Cassidy went close late on when he should have squared for a team mate and in stoppage time, Marsh-Brown joined Burn and Smith in the inconsistent referee’s book when he fouled Abdulai Bell-Baggie. All to no avail though and the Glovers now lie in 14th place, three points above the bottom four and eight points from the playoff zone.

AREA QUARTER FINAL DRAW

The draw for the area quarter finals of the Johnstone’s Paint Cup has given the winner of Tuesday night’s rescheduled tie against Torquay United a home fixture against Wycombe Wanderers.

The tie will be played during the week commencing 3rd December 2012.

The full draw is as follows:

Northampton Town vs Leyton Orient

Southend United vs Brentford

Torquay United or Yeovil Town vs Wycombe Wanderers
Plymouth Argyle vs Oxford United

Crewe Alexandra vs Doncaster Rovers

Bury vs Preston North End

Port Vale vs Bradford City

Coventry City vs Notts County or Sheffield United

LADIES BILL OF RIGHTS

 

Yeovil Town Ladies Launches update to  ‘Fans Bill of Rights’ 

YEOVIL Town Ladies FC has today launched an update to it’s award winning ‘Fans Bill of Rights’

Last season the Club became the first Women’s Club ever to win a National FA Respect Gold Award. 

This award was mainly down to the Bill of Rights, which sets out in writing what can be expected of the club in terms of Respect, Fair Play and Customer Service. The document is designed to be equally applicable to visiting fans/players and officials.

Chairman of Yeovil Town Ladies FC, David Mills said “Although this was  literally an award winning idea last season, we want to build further on it as after all if you do not keep ideas like this refreshed, there is no point in doing them. As a club we are always looking to do better on and off the pitch, so as soon as we picked up the Respect award last season, we were thinking about how we could improve matter further this time round”

This season our Bill of Rights includes a new option for fans – an email address especially for them to send queries on Respect and Customer care. Commenting on this, David Mills said “We thought this was an important step forward as the more ways we can give people to communicate with us on these important issues, the better. Very often if someone has a compliant about something, they might not want to speak to someone directly and this email address gives them another option.

A copy of Yeovil Town Ladies FC 2012/13 Season Bill of Rights can be found here.

LADIES MISS OUT ON ALL THREE POINTS

Colchester United Ladies: 0 Yeovil Town Ladies: 0   

 

YEOVIL Town Ladies picked up a valuable point in a hotly contested game at Colchester United Ladies on Sunday. The match finished goalless, ending a run of two straight defeats, but the Glovers left the pitch feeling that they could well have brought all three points back to Somerset.

 

“I seem a little repetitive at the moment in that again we played some excellent football, and created a number of chances,” joint manager Nigel Williams said after the game,” But we could not finish in the final third of the pitch. We need to be killing off teams better at this level, and given a fine second half performance we could and should have won this game.

 

“We asked the team to perform from the start, and they went out and responded, and we were all over the opposition in every part of the field. In the last two matches we have allowed teams to come onto us, and for the first twenty minutes of games we are trying to find our feet. In this game the response we got from the team was great. We were keeping the ball at the right times, our passing was precise and our movement off the ball gave us opportunity in attack after winning the ball.

 

“Stace (Stacey Pearson) was having a field-day with the Colchester right back. Her work on the left wing was a position where we felt that we were strong and could exploit. Work from midfield gave both our wingers chances to deliver some great crosses in the first half, but for saves from the Colchester ‘keeper, we could have taken the lead during this period. We were in control.

“Our attacking two Laura (Bray) and Kay (Sage) were working well together, Laura being put through on three or four occasions. She put one in the net, but that was called offside, and to be fair she was caught inches off side on other occasions.

 

“As the half went on Sarah (Lawler) and I were struggling to find fault with the play as we were creating chance after chance, and this continued in the second period, with the first chances made down the left and right of the pitch, corners a free kick and further great work all resulted in nothing. It was almost one of those days that you could have used the cliché, "It’s just not our day".

 

“There was not a single player I could say was not pulling their weight in this match. We were extremely proud of the way we played as a team, but in all honesty we cannot keep accepting being the best team and not getting the full three points from the games that we are on top. The last time we were in this league we were off the pace. We were not in a position to complete at this level. Now we are, and the results and performances tell Sarah and I that we have the players to achieve at this high level. However, we now need to move on from congratulating ourselves for great performances and come home with the points that will keep us in this league.

 

“I know that our players will continue to work hard in training, and when they have been selected to play. Every player and coach has the same objective, and that is to improve as a team, make sure that we have a hundred per sent commitment, and learn from where we are not making things count. Once again an excellent point from a game that could have tripped us up, and another point towards remaining at the highest level.”

 

Yeovil Town Ladies:Simkin, Brazell, Edwards, Williams (Cornwall – 60), Keehan, Osman, Wensley, Whitton Pearson, Bray, Sage (Lock – 85)

 

Referee:Cheron Robinson (Essex)

 

Next Match:Home to Reading FC Women Ladies, (League Cup) Sunday 14 October – The Athletics Ground, Wells

 

Report by Nigel Williams and Ali King Pictures courtesy YTLFC

KIDS FOR A QUID

Yeovil Town Football Club have announced that the home matches against Oldham Athletic on Saturday 22nd. December (K.O. 3pm) and Walsall on Friday 29th.March (K.O. 3pm) will be designated "Kids for a Quid" matches.

JAMES HAYTER CELEBRATES

Yeovil Town striker celebrated the birth of his third child last week with arrival of Isla. 

She weighed in at 7lb.11oz. and new dad James celebrated her birth with the third goal in Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Colchester United.

From everybody at the club our sincere congratulations to James and his wife Natalie.

TORQUAY -NEW DATE

The Johnston’s Paint Trophy match with Torquay, postponed this evening, has been rearranged for next Tuesday evening with a 7.45 pm kick off. 

Ticket prices will remain the same as previously published.

TORQUAY MATCH OFF

This evenings match against Torquay has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. 

No date has yet been decided for the re-arranged match but will be posted on the club’s official as soon as it is known.

YOUTH CUP DETAILS

Yeovil Town’s FA Youth Cup match against Oxford United will be played at The ASM Stadium, Meadow View Park, Thame, Oxon, OX9 3RN, Tel: 01844 214401, the home of Thame United Football Club.

The match will take place on Wednesday 31st. October with a 7.30 kick off. Admission prices are set at Adults £5, under 16’s and over 65’s £3. 

JOE TRIES MASTER MIND

Joe Edwards tried his luck on the BBC Radio Bristol Mastermind this week. See how Joe gets on by subscribing to Glovers Player. Just click on the link at the top of the web site.

BISHOPS SUTTON TICKET INFO

Bishops Sutton have now informed us of the ticket prices for the forthcoming Somerset Premier Cup match on Wednesday 7th.November.

Adults will be priced at £6 and OAP’S and under 16’s at £3

AWAY STAND CLOSED AT PLAINMOOR

Torquay United have asked us to inform Yeovil Town Supporters travelling to Plainmoor for the 2nd.Round Jonhstone’s Paint Trophy match tomorrow that the away stand will be closed and all supporters will be seated. 

Prices will be £10 for all except under 16’s which will be £5.

MONDAY’S PRESS TALK

Yeovil ended a slump of six straight league defeats as they defeated Colchester 3-1 at Huish Park. A brace by debutant striker Paddy Madden and a James Hayter strike saw off the resurgent U’s.
The home side took the lead in the 21st minute when Madden, who finalised a one-month loan deal from Carlisle United on Thursday, pounced after goalkeeper Mark Cousins failed to hold Hayter’s initial effort. Colchester hit back four minutes later when Sanchez Watt’s teasing cross found Gavin Massey, who knocked the ball into the direction of the lurking Jabo Ibehre to tuck away his third goal in as many games.
Joe Dunne felt that his side “got what they deserved,” following yesterday’s disappointing 3-1 defeat at Yeovil. 
Following on from back-to-back victories against Hartlepool and at Swindon, below-par Colchester United produced a lack-lustre display at Huish Park, conceding goals to Paddy Madden (2) and James Hayter. The U’s had briefly threatened a comeback, when Jabo Ibehre poached a 25th minute equaliser, but by the end Yeovil ran out convincing winners. “Two wins from three is a decent return. Six points from the week you would take,” explained Dunne.
Paddy Madden’s debut double ended Yeovil Town’s six-game run of defeats to earn their first points in over a month.
The Carlisle United loanee scored more goals in the first 34 minutes of the Glovers’ 3-1 triumph over Colchester United than he has done in 18 months with the Cumbrians. Given a chance from the start of the npower League One clash, Madden gave his temporary team a 2-1 half time lead before James Hayter marked the midweek arrival of his daughter with the winner. Victorious manager Gary Johnson said: “I was proud of them today. Everyone played their part, they all worked their socks off and we knew how important the game was."
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson believes victories such as Saturday’s will boost his bid to "re-educate" his young squad.
The Glovers ended a month-long wait for points and ended a six-game losing streak by beating Colchester United 3-1 on Saturday. Striker Paddy Madden – on his debut after signing on loan from Carlisle United – scored twice in the first half, with James Hayter adding a third after the break. Johnson said: "We have got a good group of lads, they just get a bit misdirected in their heads at times. None of them mean to go out and not perform. At this level it is a lot to do with confidence. We are in the first division, trying to compete to go to the Championship.
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson believes victories such as Saturday’s will boost his bid to ‘re-educate’ his young squad.
The Glovers ended a month-long wait for points and a six-game losing streak by beating Colchester United 3-1 at the weekend. Striker Paddy Madden – on debut after signing on loan from Carlisle – scored twice in the first half, James Hayter adding a third after the break. Johnson said: “We have got a good group of lads, they just get a bit misdirected in their heads at times.
“At this level it is a lot to do with confidence. We are in (League One), trying to compete to go to the Championship. We are not a Conference club any more or a (League Two) club.
Yeovil Town prevented the U’s making it three wins from three games for new boss Joe Dunne, with a 3-1 win at Huish Park.
Jabo Ibehre scored his third in three games but Yeovils’ own loanee did the damage for The Glovers. The U’s went behind in the twentieth minute, as debutant Patrick Madden scored from the rebound after Mark Cousins had saved James Hayter’s effort. Jabo Ibehre scored four minutes later, tapping in from close range after Bean, Watt and Massey had combined to create the chance. On thirty three minutes, the home side regained the lead, as Madden scored his second with a volley from the edge of the penalty area.  The only goal in the second half came from James Hayter, lifting his near post effort high into the U’s net.

GET SOCIAL WITH YTFC

Yeovil Town’s social networking sites Facebook and Twitter are still proving popular with our fans.

The club has been running twitter updates via @ytfcofficial for a while now, including on matchdays, and more than 3,000 fans are following already.

Yeovil’s Facebook and Twitter sites are a great way to stay in touch with what is going on at Huish Park.

twitter.com/ytfcofficial and facebook.com/ytfcofficial are the ONLY official social networking sites used by Yeovil.

The club has also set up an Instagram page to upload photos from match days and behind the scene shots. To find the official Instagram page search for @ytfcofficial.

Our new YouTube page is now live and can be found here.

Signing up is free for all sites, so why not get involved? Visit the club’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram sites today!

YEOVIL TOWN 3-1 COLCHESTER UNITED

Yeovil Town finally ended their recent sorry run of results with a 3-1 victory over Colchester United at Huish Park this afternoon.

 

A double from debutant Paddy Madden and a third from James Hayter gave the Glovers their first three point haul since September 1st and was their second over the U’s already this season having already dumped them out of the Capital One Cup in August. The result lifts the Glovers up three places to thirteenth in the table and gives them the ideal boost ahead of Tuesday night’s local derby against Torquay United in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

 

Manager Gary Johnson reacted to the bad run by returning to a 4-4-2 formation and going two up top including new loan signing from Carlisle United, Paddy Madden who only joined the team on Thursday. He, the returning Ed Upson and Sam Foley came in to bolster the attacking options with Reuben Reid and Dominic Blizzard dropping to the bench and Byron Webster missing out through suspension.

 

With all the changes in attack, it was one of the players to keep his place that the first chance. Keanu Marsh-Brown found himself through on goal but never looked comfortable on his left foot and his shot lacked any power. At the other end, Marek Stech smothered an effort from Jabo Ibehre but the big forward had already been flagged offside.

 

The first twenty minutes saw Colchester spraying the ball around nicely but no pressing with any real conviction except for a pulled shot from Sanchez Watt that didn’t trouble Stech.

 

Almost immediately the Glovers took the lead against the run of play. Korey Smith, impressive all afternoon in midfield, put a lovely through ball to James Hayter but keeper Mark Cousins saved his toe poked effort from close range. The ball squirmed out to Paddy Madden who sidefooted home the opener on his debut.

 

The lead lasted less than five minutes though. Influential midfielder Marcus Bean shook Upson off in midfield and played the ball out wide to Michael Rose. His low cross to the back post was pulled back by Gavin Massey for Ibehre to finish into an empty net for his third goal in three games.

 

To their credit, the hosts didn’t let the goal affect them and after Sam Foley directed a header wide, they retook the lead on 33 minutes. Joe Edwards, revelling in his right back role, chipped a pass to the centre of the goal; it was only partially cleared to Madden who let it drop before volleying home with his right foot to make it 2-1.

 

Colchester had just two more sightings of goal as the half closed but Anthony Wordworth’s shot soared out of the ground and Ibehre’s sliced shot endangered the assistant referee more than Stech in the Yeovil goal.

 

The second half began brightly and continued in the entertaining vein of the first period. Smith smashed a shot against the crossbar within two minutes of the restart and Brian Wilson curled a beauty against the bar three minutes later at the other end. The half then took a rather scrappy turn with Upson booked for taking out Tom Eastman and Madden poleaxed by former Glovers favourite Michael Rose.

 

Daniel Burn headed an Upson corner wide and Madden had two more opportunities to grab a sensational debut hat trick but Cousins denied him both times.

 

With twelve minutes remaining, Yeovil sealed the game with their third goal and a beauty it was too. Jamie McAllister dinked the ball over the advancing right back and crossed low to the near post for James Hayter to finish well for his fourth goal of the season. It sparked the “baby rocking” celebration started by Brazilian star Bebeto as the Yeovil striker became a dad during the week.

 

The closing ten minutes offered no more chances for either side and a game handled well by referee Stephen Bratt ended in a victory for the home side.

Yeovil Town v Colchester United

Yeovil Town finally ended their recent sorry run of results with a 3-1 victory over Colchester United at Huish Park this afternoon.

 

A double from debutant Paddy Madden and a third from James Hayter gave the Glovers their first three point haul since September 1st and was their second over the U’s already this season having already dumped them out of the Capital One Cup in August. The result lifts the Glovers up three places to thirteenth in the table and gives them the ideal boost ahead of Tuesday night’s local derby against Torquay United in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

 

Manager Gary Johnson reacted to the bad run by returning to a 4-4-2 formation and going two up top including new loan signing from Carlisle United, Paddy Madden who only joined the team on Thursday. He, the returning Ed Upson and Sam Foley came in to bolster the attacking options with Reuben Reid and Dominic Blizzard dropping to the bench and Byron Webster missing out through suspension.

 

With all the changes in attack, it was one of the players to keep his place that the first chance. Keanu Marsh-Brown found himself through on goal but never looked comfortable on his left foot and his shot lacked any power. At the other end, Marek Stech smothered an effort from Jabo Ibehre but the big forward had already been flagged offside.

 

The first twenty minutes saw Colchester spraying the ball around nicely but no pressing with any real conviction except for a pulled shot from Sanchez Watt that didn’t trouble Stech.

 

Almost immediately the Glovers took the lead against the run of play. Korey Smith, impressive all afternoon in midfield, put a lovely through ball to James Hayter but keeper Mark Cousins saved his toe poked effort from close range. The ball squirmed out to Paddy Madden who sidefooted home the opener on his debut.

 

The lead lasted less than five minutes though. Influential midfielder Marcus Bean shook Upson off in midfield and played the ball out wide to Michael Rose. His low cross to the back post was pulled back by Gavin Massey for Ibehre to finish into an empty net for his third goal in three games.

 

To their credit, the hosts didn’t let the goal affect them and after Sam Foley directed a header wide, they retook the lead on 33 minutes. Joe Edwards, revelling in his right back role, chipped a pass to the centre of the goal; it was only partially cleared to Madden who let it drop before volleying home with his right foot to make it 2-1.

 

Colchester had just two more sightings of goal as the half closed but Anthony Wordworth’s shot soared out of the ground and Ibehre’s sliced shot endangered the assistant referee more than Stech in the Yeovil goal.

 

The second half began brightly and continued in the entertaining vein of the first period. Smith smashed a shot against the crossbar within two minutes of the restart and Brian Wilson curled a beauty against the bar three minutes later at the other end. The half then took a rather scrappy turn with Upson booked for taking out Tom Eastman and Madden poleaxed by former Glovers favourite Michael Rose.

 

Daniel Burn headed an Upson corner wide and Madden had two more opportunities to grab a sensational debut hat trick but Cousins denied him both times.

 

With twelve minutes remaining, Yeovil sealed the game with their third goal and a beauty it was too. Jamie McAllister dinked the ball over the advancing right back and crossed low to the near post for James Hayter to finish well for his fourth goal of the season. It sparked the “baby rocking” celebration started by Brazilian star Bebeto as the Yeovil striker became a dad during the week.

 

The closing ten minutes offered no more chances for either side and a game handled well by referee Stephen Bratt ended in a victory for the home side.

MADDEN TOUCHES DOWN FOR DEBUT

Yeovil Town have made three changes from Tuesday night’s defeat against Portsmouth.

New loan signing Paddy Madden makes his first start for the Glovers.

With defender Byron Webster being suspended manager Gary Johnson has reverted back to 4-4-2 formation with Dom Blizzard and Rueben Reid dropping out and Ed Upson, Sam Foley and Madden all starting.

PICK UP YOUR COPY OF GREEN & WHITE

Today’s matchday programme Green & White will be on sale for just £3 from the usual programme booths in and around Huish Park.

In today’s edition we to Norwich City loanee Korey Smith and he reveals how he hopes to help turn around Yeovil’s fortunes. Another of the loan stars, Dan Burn talks about his move from Premier League side Fulham.

Former Glovers defender Michael Rose speaks about his return to Huish Park and life at Colchester United.

Our ‘Spotlight On’ features Ed Upson who has also written his regular column.

Add in all the usual features and columns from Jed Pitman and Chris Dunlavy and you will have a fantastic read!

YOUTH TEAM GAME POSTPONED

Today’s youth team fixture at home to Exeter City has been postponed.

Heavy rainfall yesterday and overnight has made the pitch waterlogged.
A new date has yet to be arranged for the fixture.

GLOVERS GIVEN OXFORD TIE

Yeovil Town have been handed a trip to Oxford United in the First Round of the FA Youth Cup.

No date has been set for the tie.
Last season the Glovers reached the second round but were knocked out after losing 3-0 away at Charlton Athletic.

SOMERSET PREMIER CUP

The draw for the second round of the Somerset Premier Cup has taken place and Yeovil Town, following a bye in the first round, have been drawn away to Bishop’s Sutton.

The match will take place at Bishop’s Sutton on Wednesday 7th. November with a 7.30 pm kick off.
Ticket details will be published as soon as they are to hand.

PADDY JOINS ON LOAN

Yeovil Town have agreed to sign Carlisle United striker Paddy Madden for a month. 

Irishman Madden started his career at Irish Club Bohemians in 2008 where he made 53 appearances scoring 14 goals.

In 2009 he was loaned out to Shelborne where he made 16 appearances scoring 8 goals before his transfer to Carlisle United in 2011.

This season Paddy has made three appearances for Carlisle, two as substitute, scoring one goal.

Paddy has made one appearance for the Republic of Ireland Under 21 team and one appearance for the Under 23 team and will go straight into Gary Johnson’s squad for Saturday’s fixture with Colchester United.

Everybody at Huish Park welcomes Paddy and wish him a productive time during his stay with The Glovers.

MATCH REPORT – YTFC 1-2 PORTSMOUTH

Yeovil Town dropped to sixteenth place in League One after suffering their sixth successive defeat in losing 2-1 to Portsmouth at Huish Park tonight.
Goals from Izale McLeod and Gabor Gyepes either side of a Reuben Reid penalty saw Pompey leapfrog the Glovers in the table and leaves Town still searching for their first league victory since the victory over Doncaster Rovers on September 1st.
Manager Gary Johnson rang the changes again, some forced and some tactical. Ed Upson was suspended following his red card at Preston at the weekend and he was joined on the sidelines by Luke Ayling, Gavin Williams and Gozie Ugwu with Reuben Reid, James Hayter, Richard Hinds and Keanu Marsh-Brown coming into the starting eleven.
Johnson utilised the 3-5-2 formation from the start but at times in the first half, it seemed like his troops were uncomfortable with the new system and trying to cope with the twin strike threat of McLeod and Wes Thomas; pace and power personified.
Marsh-Brown had the first chance of the match but his low shot to the back post was deflected for a corner and it soon became the Izale McLeod show as he was twice denied by Marek Stech, the second of which the Czech keeper pushed on to the post.
The keeper was helpless in the thirteenth minute though when a ball down through the middle was latched on to by McLeod who thumped a shot past the helpless Stech. Reid went close for the Glovers five minutes later when he outpaced the Pompey defence but couldn’t squeeze his shot past former Bristol Rovers keeper Mikkel Andersen.
The first half hour was grim watching for the Yeovil fans as their side looked like crumbling each time the visitors attacked, and that was more often than was comfortable. Adam Webster ran forty yards unchallenged down the left flank before seeing his shot blocked and Thomas shrugged off a Hinds challenge to shoot a foot wide.
 
Marsh-Brown sliced his shot wide from the angle of the penalty box and was then brought down in the area but late substitute referee Chris Foy waved away Town’s claims for a spot kick. The half closed with Ryan Harley’s low finish ruled out for an offside as Pompey pressed for number two.
 
At half time, manager Johnson made two changes bringing on Ugwu and Lewis Young for James Hayter and Hinds, reverting to a normal 4-4-2 formation. But Young was to last only three minutes, caught in a 50/50 challenge by the touchline and being stretchered off for an x-ray on his ankle. The final sub was used up by replacing Young with Nathan Ralph.
 
Harley sliced a shot wide on the hour before Thomas became the villain of the piece going down clutching his head after a challenge in the box, the Town crowd feeling he had made the most of it looking for a spot kick. Well, a penalty came but at the other end as Ralph beat his man but was tripped in the box, referee Foy pointing for a penalty. Reid duly dispatched the kick low and hard to the keepers left.
 
Reid almost grabbed a second two minutes later but Andersen saved well then he had the ball in the net on 74 minutes but again a late offside flag ruled the goal out.
 
Three minutes later, Portsmouth secured all three points when, after a corner wasn’t cleared properly, Gabor Gyepes was given time to turn and fire home from twelve yards out to make it 2-1. The final quarter hour saw no further clear cut chances for either side and Town now face Colchester United on Saturday looking to avoid making it seven in a row.

Match Report : 02/10/2012

Yeovil Town dropped to sixteenth place in League One after suffering their sixth successive defeat in losing 2-1 to Portsmouth at Huish Park.

Goals from Izale McLeod and Gabor Gyepes either side of a Reuben Reid penalty saw Pompey leapfrog the Glovers in the table and leaves Town still searching for their first league victory since the victory over Doncaster Rovers on September 1st.

Manager Gary Johnson rang the changes again, some forced and some tactical. Ed Upson was suspended following his red card at Preston at the weekend and he was joined on the sidelines by Luke Ayling, Gavin Williams and Gozie Ugwu with Reuben Reid, James Hayter, Richard Hinds and Keanu Marsh-Brown coming into the starting eleven.

Johnson utilised the 3-5-2 formation from the start but at times in the first half, it seemed like his troops were uncomfortable with the new system and trying to cope with the twin strike threat of McLeod and Wes Thomas; pace and power personified.

Marsh-Brown had the first chance of the match but his low shot to the back post was deflected for a corner and it soon became the Izale McLeod show as he was twice denied by Marek Stech, the second of which the Czech keeper pushed on to the post.

The keeper was helpless in the thirteenth minute though when a ball down through the middle was latched on to by McLeod who thumped a shot past the helpless Stech. Reid went close for the Glovers five minutes later when he outpaced the Pompey defence but couldn’t squeeze his shot past former Bristol Rovers keeper Mikkel Andersen.

The first half hour was grim watching for the Yeovil fans as their side looked like crumbling each time the visitors attacked, and that was more often than was comfortable. Adam Webster ran forty yards unchallenged down the left flank before seeing his shot blocked and Thomas shrugged off a Hinds challenge to shoot a foot wide.

 

Marsh-Brown sliced his shot wide from the angle of the penalty box and was then brought down in the area but late substitute referee Chris Foy waved away Town’s claims for a spot kick. The half closed with Ryan Harley’s low finish ruled out for an offside as Pompey pressed for number two.

 

At half time, manager Johnson made two changes bringing on Ugwu and Lewis Young for James Hayter and Hinds, reverting to a normal 4-4-2 formation. But Young was to last only three minutes, caught in a 50/50 challenge by the touchline and being stretchered off for an x-ray on his ankle. The final sub was used up by replacing Young with Nathan Ralph.

 

Harley sliced a shot wide on the hour before Thomas became the villain of the piece going down clutching his head after a challenge in the box, the Town crowd feeling he had made the most of it looking for a spot kick. Well, a penalty came but at the other end as Ralph beat his man but was tripped in the box, referee Foy pointing for a penalty. Reid duly dispatched the kick low and hard to the keepers left.

 

Reid almost grabbed a second two minutes later but Andersen saved well then he had the ball in the net on 74 minutes but again a late offside flag ruled the goal out.

 

Three minutes later, Portsmouth secured all three points when, after a corner wasn’t cleared properly, Gabor Gyepes was given time to turn and fire home from twelve yards out to make it 2-1. The final quarter hour saw no further clear cut chances for either side and Town now face Colchester United on Saturday looking to avoid making it seven in a row.

FOUR CHANGES FOR YEOVIL

Gary Johnson has made four changes to his starting eleven after Saturday’s defeat against Preston North End.

 

Right-back Luke Ayling, striker Gozie Ugwu and midfielder Gavin Williams drop to the bench and Ed Upson serves his one match suspension.

 

Richard Hinds, Keanu Marsh-Brown and strikers James Hayter and Reuben Reid are all recalled to the starting line up in a 3-5-2 formation.

PICK UP YOUR GREEN & WHITE TONIGHT

Tonight’s matchday programme Green & White will be on sale tonight from the usual programme booths.

 

In tonight’s edition we speak to goalkeeper Marek Stech who talks about his summer move to Yeovil and why it was the right choice for him.

Bristol City loanee Joe Edwards talks about his return to Huish Park and how he is looking to test himself by playing regular football.

 

We also catch up with Portsmouth manager who opens up about his side and how he is hoping to see better things from now on.

 

Our ‘Spotlight On’ features Curtis Haynes-Brown who has an interesting favourite clothes brand. Add in all the usual features and columns and you will have a cracking read.

GLOVERS PLAYER COMMENTARY PROBLEMS

It has come to our attention that some Glovers Player customers have been experiencing problems gaining a connection to the Live Match Commentary service on Glovers Player. 

This is probably due to an issue with either your browser or Flash Player version.

We would advise that if this is a problem that you have been experiencing you should first try and download the latest version of Adobe Flash Player and use Google Chrome as an additional browser.
We have tried these changes at the club and they have worked.
If the problem still persists after these changes we would recommend you contact Perform Customer Services on the following e mail: customerservices@performgroup.com

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FISH & CHIPS TONIGHT

Starting at tomorrow’s match against Portsmouth, the club’s new burger van, situated behind the home terrace, is expanding it’s menu. New items to tickle your fancy will be:

PIES – Steak & Kidney, Chichken & Mushroom or Chicken Balti – £3.00
CHIPS – £2.00
PIE & CHIPS – £4.50
FISH & CHIPS – £4.50
So why not let your taste buds run riot with Clive’s exciting new menu!

MONDAY’S PRESS TALK

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson is threatening a clear-out after seeing his side slip to a fifth straight defeat. After Gavin Williams’ first-half penalty put the Glovers ahead, goals from Jeffrey Monakana, Chris Beardsley and a Dan Burn own-goal effectively sealed the points for Preston after the break. Football League debutant Burn scored at the right end to complete a topsy-turvy afternoon and reduce the arrears but Johnson was not happy.

Sportinglife.com 

 

thisissomerset.co.uk
Ten-man Yeovil Town hit the self-destruct button in a disastrous second half at Preston North End, condemning them to their fifth straight defeat. The Glovers have never lost so many consecutive Football League games since promotion in 2003 but capitulating after the break ensured their mediocre hosts cantered to a 3-2 npower League One victory. Jeffrey Monakana’s strike, two own goals and Ed Upson’s red card after the break undermined a promising start from Gary Johnson’s men and an interval lead earned by Gavin Williams’ penalty.

thisissomerset.co.uk
Gary Johnson slammed his ‘timid’ Yeovil team following their fifth League One defeat on the spin, vowing to whittle out under-performing players. The Glovers led 1-0 at the break at Preston, but three second-half strikes and Ed Upson’s red card for two bookings in eight minutes brought their demise. Having notched ten points in four games, Johnson’s men are yet to add to the tally with the manager saying he had demanded a stronger mindset before travelling to Deepdale.

Lancashire Evening Post
Graham Westley commended a strong second-half performance from his Preston side in their victory over Yeovil. In the first half of the 3-2 win at Deepdale, North End were simply not at the races, falling behind to an early Gavin Williams penalty. But after the interval, Jeffrey Monakana brought them level, before own goals from Luke Ayling – which is being claimed by Chris Beardsley – and Daniel Burn put them in command. Burn netted at the other end to ensure a nervous last few minutes, PNE holding out to climb to ninth place in League One.

North End came from behind at the interval to defeat Yeovil Town 3-2 in a thrilling second half at Deepdale. A first league strike from Jeffrey Monakana and a close range header from Chris Beardsley were added to by an own goal Dan Burn, which gave the Lilywhites the win, having gone behind to Gavin Williams’ early first half penalty. A late goal from Burn – scoring at both ends – meant a few bitten fingernails, but North End held on for three valuable home points.

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