Month: November 2012

MINI SEASON TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

As part of their Target Five promotion Yeovil Town Football Club are making available a Mini Season Ticket to cover the remaining home games of the season.
The Ticket covers the 11 home N Power League One games commencing on 1 January against Leyton Orient. 
Just look at the savings that can be made in various parts of the ground.
So don’t delay to make some considerable savings and just think what a great Christmas Present it would make.
 
Savings Compared with Purchasing on a Match day
 
• An adult can save up to £62 in the AW Stand
 
• A Young Person can save up to £42 in the AW Stand
 
• A Family comprising 2 Adults and 2 Children can save up to £150 in AW Stand
 
• An adult can save up to £64 in the Thatchers Gold Stand
 
• A Young Person can save up to £47 in Thatchers Gold Stand
 
• A family comprising 2 Adults and 2 Children can save up to £168 in the Thatchers Gold Stand
 
 
Savings Compared with Purchasing before the day of a Match
 
• An adult can save up to £40 in the AW Stand
 
• A Young Person can save up to £20 in the AW Stand
 
• A Family comprising 2 Adults and 2 Children can save up to £106 in AW Stand
 
• An adult can save up to £42 in the Thatchers Gold Stand
 
• A Young Person can save up to £25 in Thatchers Gold Stand
 
• A family comprising 2 Adults and 2 Children can save up to £135 in the Thatchers Gold Stand
Full details of all prices can be seen below.

NO YEOVIL GAME BUT PLENTY MORE TO TRY!

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The FA Cup dangles a Third Round place carrot in front of its remaining competitors this weekend and the highest profile contest is Sunday’s clash between MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon. League 1’s form side are 2/5 to win the historic battle, having not lost a match in eight outings. The visitors have more times on the road than at home this season, but will their added motivation be enough to produce a 17/2 cup shock?
Yeovil Town may not have a match this week but there are plenty of other games to have a punt on and still be helping the club. Try some of these!
Two sides fancied for promotion meet at Bramall Lane, meanwhile, with Sheffield United 8/11 to put last weekend’s league defeat behind them by beating visiting Port Vale. The 9/2 Valiants have performed well on the road this season and are the top scorers in the fourth tier. 
Elsewhere 7/1 Chelmsford City aim to follow up their First Round victory with another cupset at Crawley Town, Southend United (23/10) hope to carry their League 2 form into knockout football at Bury (13/10) and Alfreton Town (19/5) aim to continue their cup dream at home to Leyton Orient (4/5) on Sunday.
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ONLY ONE DAY LEFT FOR MOVEMBER PLEDGES

James McAllister has made a last day appeal to Yeovil Town supporters to pledge money to the club’s Movember campaign. So far the team has raised £605 for Prostate Cancer but it’s not too late to join in the fun.
Led by Jamie McAllister the squad and coaching staff, including Gary Johnson,  are growing their facial hair and would love sponsorship.
 
Movember is a global movement that aims to change the face of men’s health by encouraging the male population to grow a moustache during the month of November in order to help raise vital funds for Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research. Prostate Cancer UK is the Football League’s official charity partner for the 2012/13 season. 
The club have been entered into the Football League network and are currently in 22nd place.
The lads lined up for a last day picture see above.
 
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THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT

If you’re struggling with gift ideas for your loved one this Christmas then why not buy your loved one a Glover Player subscription.
Glovers Player is the ONLY place to hear full match commentary online. With your subscription you will see pre and post match interviews from manager Gary Johnson, extended highlights from every game and exclusive behind the scenes videos from Huish Park.
Gary Johnson will be allowing Glovers Player into the dressing room for his pre-match, half-time and full-time team talk. There will also be a weekly ‘Question of Sport’ quiz with a player plus lots more exclusive video content.
You can buy the gift subscription here.

THE GAFFER GETS PUNCHY!!

As next Tuesday’s Johnstons Paint Trophy match draws closer and with no match scheduled for Saturday Manager Gary Johnson rang the changes today when he took the squad down to the Panther Martial Arts establishment on Pen Mill Trading Estate for a training session with a difference.

First the lads were put through a 45 minute fitness test with a variety of exercises to try. 
This was followed by a short break and then some muscle stretching and toning sessions before another intensive self defence session where the lads were taught how to defend themselves.
All of the squad were requested not to try some of the moves on the field though, no matter how much provocation is exerted on them!!
It made for some spectacular footage and if you want to get a real feel for what went on watch out for a 9 minute video on Glovers Player of the whole session coming shortly.
You can get onto Glovers Player by simply clicking on the link at the top of this web site.

LATEST ON POPPY SHIRTS

The special one off shirts that the Yeovil Town players wore against Hartlepool United are currently being auctioned in aid of The Poppy Appeal.
Bids have been steady since the game and as things stand the shirts are due to make nearly £1500!
Below is the list of shirts and what their highest bid is.
If you would like to bid on a shirt then please email dbrixey@britishlegion.org.uk.
1 – Marek Stech – 80
2 – Luke Ayling – 165
3 – James McAllister – 60
5 – Byron Webster – 85
9 – James Hayter – 135
14 – Sam Foley – 110
17 – Paddy Madden – 150
18 – Dan Burn – 65
21 – Korey Smith – 60
22 – Joe Edwards – 80
25 – Daniel Johnson – 65
4 – Richard Hinds – 78
7 – Keanu Marsh-Brown – 65
10 – Gavin Williams – 80
11 – Reuben Reid – 65
12 – Gareth Stewart – 80
20 – Curtis Haynes-Brown – 60

IT’S CHRISTMAS PARTY TIME

Come and celebrate at Christmas time with us here at Huish Park. We have a wide variety of options to make your Christmas Party a success!
If you can’t find what you are looking for contact us and we will create a custom made package especially for you.
Cold Luxury Buffet
Roast turkey, Honey glazed ham, Whole dressed salmon, Roast potatoes, Bread rolls, Coleslaw, Potato salad, Rice dishes, Tossed salads, Pasta dishes, Desserts
£16.95
 
Cold Luxury Buffet and 3 course Traditional Menu Includes disco style evening entertainment
Vegetarian options available if pre-ordered
 
*All dishes are homemade with locally sourced produce
 
3 Course Traditional Menu
 
Duck pate with saville orange marmalade and french toast, Smoked salmon and prawn crown with freshly baked roll and butter, Homemade spicy parsnip soup with freshly baked roll and butter
Roast turkey, sausages in bacon, stuffing, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables, Roast topside of beef, Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables
 
Salmon in dill sauce with seasonal vegetables
 
Goats cheese with toasted tomato tart with rocket salad and garlic croutons
 
Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
 
Mandarin and cranberry cheesecake
 
Marble chocolate torte
 
£24.95
(not available Saturday 1st, 8thand 22nd December 2012)
 
Traditional Christmas Carvery
 
Roast beef and Yorkshire puddings, Roast turkey and sausages in bacon
 
All served with roast potatoes, roast parsnips, stuffing and seasonal vegetables
 
Choice of desert
 
£15.95
 
Includes disco style evening entertainment
 
Vegetarian options available if pre-ordered
 
All dishes are homemade with locally sourced produce
 
Senior Citizens Lunchtime Christmas Menu
 
Soup of the day
 
Fruit juice
 
Roast beef and Yorkshire puddings
 
Roast turkey and sausages in bacon
 
All served with roast potatoes, roast parsnips, stuffing and seasonal vegetables
 
Christmas pudding
 
Tea or coffee
 
£13.50
 
Bookings are being taken for all menus and are available both lunchtime and evenings, 7 days a week
Parties from 20 to 120 catered for with a non refundable deposit of £5.00 per head required.
Bookings confirmed on receipt of deposit
Disco style entertainment supplied for all evening functions
To book please contact: Clive Robinson 07976 630 341

GOOD NEWS ON THE INJURY FRONT

Yeovil Town Manager Gary Johnson had some good news on the injury front as the team enjoy the benefits of a Saturday without a match.

With Luke Ayling, Gavin Williams, Reuben Reid, Byron Webster, Keanu- Marsh-Brown , Dominic Blizzard, Richard Hinds and Ed Upson all suffering  minor niggles and knocks and most of them missing training this week, concerns were being raised about them being fit for the Johnston Paint Trophy match against Wycombe.

But Gary had some good news this morning. Talking exclusively to www.ytfc.net the manager said:

“Yes it’s been a bit of a concern but I am happy to say that it looks as if, with exception of Dominic Blizzard and long term injury pair Lewis Young and Nathan Ralph, they will all be ready for selection by this weekend.

“This competition has become a very important one for the club and with Wembley being so close we need to be able to field our strongest eleven for the match.

“Everybody wants to go to Wembley and I am no different and I hope the supporters will get behind the team in large numbers and help create a great Huish Park atmosphere on Tuesday evening.

“With tickets priced at £10 for adults, £5 for over 65’s and £2 for kids it’s a great opportunity to come and watch what we hope will be an exciting game.

“Hopefully it won’t go down to penalties and save us all from anxiety that creates!!”

Tickets are available from the Yeovil Town Ticket Office on 01935 847888 or online from the link on this web site.

MOVEMBER ONLY THREE DAYS TO PLEDGE

There are only three days left to help the Yeovil Town squad collect funds for Movember.
Led by Jamie McAllister the squad and coaching staff, including Gary Johnson,  are growing their facial hair and would love sponsorship.
 
Movember is a global movement that aims to change the face of men’s health by encouraging the male population to grow a moustache during the month of November in order to help raise vital funds for Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research. Prostate Cancer UK is the Football League’s official charity partner for the 2012/13 season. 
The club have been entered into the Football League network and are currently in 22nd place.
 
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IT’S FINGER LICKIN GOOD!

For one day only a Gary Johnson calorie controlled diet was put on hold as the Gaffer and the lads went down to officially open the new KFC restaurant in Yeovil. 

Not surprisingly it was a full turn out with most of the lads loving the product. 
KFC is usually the first stopover on long away trips home so now the lads will be able to stock up a lot nearer to home.

WEEKEND’S PRESS TALK

Towering teenager Mark Beck grabbed a brace to help Carlisle return to winning ways with a 3-1 victory at Yeovil on Saturday. Two goals from the 6ft 5in marksman and a Joe Garner header handed the Cumbrians their first win in six League One games at a drenched Huish Park. The visitors took the lead after 21 minutes when Matty Robson’s drilled cross was bundled home at the far post by the stretching Beck. The lively Blues came close to doubling their advantage before the break, with Beck and David Symington twice denied by Yeovil goalkeeper Marek Stech.
Carlisle manager Greg Abbott believes his side’s 3-1 victory at Yeovil has gone some way to proving his doubters wrong. A brace from towering teenager Mark Beck and a Joe Garner header handed the Cumbrians their first victory in six league games and ended a run of three consecutive defeats. Abbott praised his side and, after the six-hour trip to Somerset, believes the point shows he has the full backing of the dressing room.
Yeovil boss Gary Johnson slammed his side’s "embarrassing" performance after their 3-1 home defeat to Carlisle. A brace from towering teenager Mark Beck and a Joe Garner header handed the Cumbrians their first victory in six league games, after Reuben Reid gave the disappointing hosts a glimmer of hope at two-nil down "They were more passionate than us on the day which is always really disappointing," Johnson said. "When we lost the first part of the game I expected the lads to come good and show a bit of effort."
Gary Johnson apologised to both Yeovil Town supporters and the club’s board of directors after they crashed to an abysmal 3-1 defeat to Carlisle United. The Glovers’ groundstaff worked tirelessly to ensure the npower League One clash beat torrential weekend weather, even drafting in equipment from Somerset County Cricket Club. However, the hosts served up a damp squib as the Cumbrians were gifted a victory that ended a five-game win-less run.
Embarrassed manager Gary Johnson has warned it will take considerable work to return Yeovil Town to winning ways, after accusing his squad of having "mental deficiencies". The Glovers missed yet another chance to turn up the heat on npower League One’s top six when they capitulated to a 3-1 defeat to Carlisle United on Saturday. With the Huish Park outfit’s next game eight days away in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy against Wycombe Wanderers, Johnson said the team would have no rest before the regional quarter-final. He said: "It’s going to be busy for the lads. I’m embarrassed by that performance. You could say we had chances but it was nothing to do with whether we had chances or not, it was more to do with us not being able to put in the effort needed.

REPORT: YTFC v CUFC

Two goals from Mark Beck and a third from Joe Garner gave Carlisle United all three points at a sodden Huish Park this afternoon.
 
Beck scored on twenty minutes and again in the first minute of the second half before sub Reuben Reid pulled a goal back just after the hour. But Garner’s eighth goal in fifteen games five minutes later gave Greg Abbott’s men the win on a day more suited to ducks than quality football.
The result leaves Yeovil in twelfth place but the gap between Gary Johnson’s men and the top six stretches to six points after their fifth home league defeat of the season.
 
Yeovil made two changes to the side that won 1-0 at Crawley Town in the week. Jamie McAllister picked up his fifth booking of the season then so missed out through suspension so Joe Edwards moved to left back to cover and Ed Upson returned from his own ban. Paddy Madden was prevented from playing by his parent club, the visitors, so Gozie Ugwu came back in after recovering from injury.
 
The game began in heavy rain, ended in heavy rain and barely stopped throughout the afternoon, making for an opening quarter hour devoid of chances or goalmouth action. The visitors forced Town keeper Marek Stech into a save with his feet and then took the lead a minute later through Mark Beck, his first senior goal. Chris Chantler sent a ball down the left flank for Matt Robson to run on to and his low, driven cross found Beck sliding in at the back post to score.
 
Five minutes on, they almost made it 2-0 when David Symington’s free kick was slashed wide by Beck at the far post and Symington himself then tested Stech with a shot that the big Czech parried behind for a corner.
 
It wasn’t all one way though. Keanu Marsh-Brown was released by Sam Foley down the right wing but his cross eluded everyone; then after James Hayter, Upson and Ugwu combined, Foley couldn’t quite reach the cross and Marsh-Brown, after recycling the ball, shot over.
 
The second period couldn’t have begun in worse fashion for the Glovers. A long ball up to the front line was headed out but was met perfectly on the volley by Beck for his, and Carlisle’s, second of the match. Johnson then made an immediate change withdrawing Ugwu for Reuben Reid.
 
Garner, who extended his loan with the Cumbrians in midweek after seven goals for the side, then headed two corners from Symington just wide but it was the Yeovil boss’s change that worked when the home side fought back into the game on 63 minutes. Foley cut inside and hit a fierce shot from twenty yards that keeper Adam Collin found too hot to handle and Reuben Reid pounced to slam the rebound home. 
 
Hayter then curled an effort inches wide of the far post that looked all the way in and then the golden chance came minutes later when Marsh-Brown found himself with just Collin to beat but hit his shot at the keeper.
 
Just as it looked like the second goal would arrive, a third went in at the other end. Symington swung in another dangerous looking corner and Joe Garner stooped to head in his eighth of the season to make the score 3-1.
 
Marsh-Brown was then substituted for Gavin Williams but the spark failed to ignite and the last twenty minutes was a mixture of errors, misplaced passes, long ball clearances and little more. In fact, it could even have been a greater margin of victory had Garner, who found himself up against five defenders, still got in a shot that Stech pushed away for a corner.
 
Williams hit a left foot swerver that Collin saved at his near post and Hayter headed wide near the end but manager Johnson was left to rue what he called an “embarrassing performance” in his post match press conference.

Match Report : 24/11/2012

Two goals from Mark Beck and a third from Joe Garner gave Carlisle United all three points at a sodden Huish Park this afternoon.
 
Beck scored on twenty minutes and again in the first minute of the second half before sub Reuben Reid pulled a goal back just after the hour. But Garner’s eighth goal in fifteen games five minutes later gave Greg Abbott’s men the win on a day more suited to ducks than quality football.
 
The result leaves Yeovil in twelfth place but the gap between Gary Johnson’s men and the top six stretches to six points after their fifth home league defeat of the season.
 
Yeovil made two changes to the side that won 1-0 at Crawley Town in the week. Jamie McAllister picked up his fifth booking of the season then so missed out through suspension so Joe Edwards moved to left back to cover and Ed Upson returned from his own ban. Paddy Madden was prevented from playing by his parent club, the visitors, so Gozie Ugwu came back in after recovering from injury.
 
The game began in heavy rain, ended in heavy rain and barely stopped throughout the afternoon, making for an opening quarter hour devoid of chances or goalmouth action. The visitors forced Town keeper Marek Stech into a save with his feet and then took the lead a minute later through Mark Beck, his first senior goal. Chris Chantler sent a ball down the left flank for Matt Robson to run on to and his low, driven cross found Beck sliding in at the back post to score.
 
Five minutes on, they almost made it 2-0 when David Symington’s free kick was slashed wide by Beck at the far post and Symington himself then tested Stech with a shot that the big Czech parried behind for a corner.
 
It wasn’t all one way though. Keanu Marsh-Brown was released by Sam Foley down the right wing but his cross eluded everyone; then after James Hayter, Upson and Ugwu combined, Foley couldn’t quite reach the cross and Marsh-Brown, after recycling the ball, shot over.
 
The second period couldn’t have begun in worse fashion for the Glovers. A long ball up to the front line was headed out but was met perfectly on the volley by Beck for his, and Carlisle’s, second of the match. Johnson then made an immediate change withdrawing Ugwu for Reuben Reid.
 
Garner, who extended his loan with the Cumbrians in midweek after seven goals for the side, then headed two corners from Symington just wide but it was the Yeovil boss’s change that worked when the home side fought back into the game on 63 minutes. Foley cut inside and hit a fierce shot from twenty yards that keeper Adam Collin found too hot to handle and Reuben Reid pounced to slam the rebound home. 
 
Hayter then curled an effort inches wide of the far post that looked all the way in and then the golden chance came minutes later when Marsh-Brown found himself with just Collin to beat but hit his shot at the keeper.
 
Just as it looked like the second goal would arrive, a third went in at the other end. Symington swung in another dangerous looking corner and Joe Garner stooped to head in his eighth of the season to make the score 3-1.
 
Marsh-Brown was then substituted for Gavin Williams but the spark failed to ignite and the last twenty minutes was a mixture of errors, misplaced passes, long ball clearances and little more. In fact, it could even have been a greater margin of victory had Garner, who found himself up against five defenders, still got in a shot that Stech pushed away for a corner.
 
Williams hit a left foot swerver that Collin saved at his near post and Hayter headed wide near the end but manager Johnson was left to rue what he called an “embarrassing performance” in his post match press conference.

UPSON RETURNS FOR GLOVERS

Midfielder Ed Upson has been recalled by manager Gary Johnson after his four-match suspension.

Joe Edwards starts at left-back, whilst Gozie Ugwu returns to partner James Hayter. 
On loan defender Dale Bennett begins his Yeovil career with a place on the bench.
Yeovil Town: Stech; Ayling, Webster, Burn, Edwards; Marsh-Brown, Smith, Upson, Foley; Ugwu, Hayter.
Subs: Bennett, Williams, Reid, Hinds, Stewart.

WEATHER UPDATE

The match referee has arrived at Huish Park and at present (11.20am) the match is definitely on. The situation is being constantly monitored and any change to the situation will be posted here on the club web site.

TODAY’S MATCH

At present (10.20am) the pitch conditions at Huish Park is playable for this afternoon’s match with Carlisle United. The match referee is on hand, and the club will be reviewing the situation every hour.

 

Rain is forecast all day and we will be up dating the web site every hour with the latest news.

THIS WEEK’S PRESS TALK

Cambridge United have announced the signing of Curtis Haynes-Brown on loan from League One outfit Yeovil Town until January 2. The 23-year-old left-back, who can also operate in central defence, has only made one appearance for the Glovers this season, having spent a two-month loan spell at AFC Wimbledon earlier this season. Haynes-Brown didn’t have the best of debuts for the Dons, scoring an own-goal in the 5-1 defeat to Bradford before suffering an injury, although he went on to play six times for Neal Ardley’s side.
Yeovil Town swelled their ranks ahead of yesterday’s deadline for loan signings by bringing defender Dale Bennett in on loan from npower Championship side Watford. The 22-year-old has agreed a three-month loan deal at Huish Park and fills the void left by Daniel Johnson, who returned to Aston Villa after his loan spell ended this week. Bennett’s arrival means Gary Johnson is again left with six loanees – Bennett, Joe Edwards, Dan Burns, Korey Smith, Gozie Ugwu and Paddy Madden – so one will have to be left out of match-day squads to comply with Football League regulations.
Yeovil Town’s ground staff have borrowed specialist equipment from Somerset County Cricket Club in an effort to keep the Huish Park surface in a playable condition for tomorrow’s match against Carlisle United. Like the rest of Somerset, Yeovil was hit by further torrential downpours last night, and more rain is forecast overnight and tomorrow morning.
Cambridge United have signed former Lowestoft defender Curtis Haynes-Brown on loan from Yeovil until 2 January. The 23-year-old spent the early part of this season on loan at League Two Wimbledon, making six appearances. He joined the Glovers from Suffolk side Lowestoft in July 2011 and has made three starts for the League One club. "Curtis is a local lad; he lives in Ipswich and was previously a Colchester United youth player," said U’s director of football Jez George.
Dale Bennett will add strength and pace to Yeovil Town’s back line as well as be a “destroyer” in midfield according to manager Gary Johnson. The Glovers swooped yesterday to sign the Watford player on loan until January, with the Huish Park outfit confirming he will be in the squad to face Carlisle United tomorrow. With both Jamie McAllister and Dan Burn a booking away from suspension and Byron Webster limping through Tuesday’s success at Crawley Town with a foot injury, Yeovil could have been faced with a defensive headache.
Yeovil Town must learn to “win ugly” if they wish to rub shoulders with npower League One’s top teams, according to defender Byron Webster. The Glovers return to home soil on Saturday when they face Carlisle United, having travelled to play-off contenders Swindon Town and Crawley Town. Visiting the County Ground on the back of five wins from seven divisional outings, Gary Johnson’s men were found wanting and stumbled to a 4-1 defeat. Centre half Webster said it was up to Yeovil to develop a battling streak and grind out results when necessary – similar to their last Huish Park success over Hartlepool United.
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has warned the club must to be ready to embrace the success he is striving to achieve on the pitch. The Glovers’ boss admitted his belief in the work ethic of staff members was a key reason for his January return, but said changing the mentality of the Huish Park outfit from plucky fighters to play-off contenders continued to be a work in progress.
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson will only add further new faces to his squad if injuries or suspensions suddenly deprive him of numbers. The Glovers today signed Watford defender Dale Bennett on loan until January, with the emergency deal window slamming shut at 5pm. After this point and arrivals would have to be players currently out of contract, with Johnson revealing he has a list of possible targets. Former Ipswich winger Jaime Peters is one of those names on the list, as is an unknown Dutchman who has been training at Huish Park.
A former Yeovil Town physio who ran from Huish Park to Swindon Town for charity last week has hailed support from the clubs’ fans. Simon Baker – who worked under Terry Skiverton during his first full season in charge – was one of three Yeovil Town Road Running Club members that ran 80 miles from South Somerset to the County Ground on Saturday.
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Watford defender Dale Bennett has joined League One Yeovil Town on loan until 3 January. The 22-year-old centre-back came through the Hornets’ academy and has made 25 appearances for the first team. He has previously had loan spells at Kettering, Bradford and most recently AFC Wimbledon, where he made six appearances this season.
Yeovil have cut short the loan spell of Aston Villa youngster Daniel Johnson. The 20-year-old midfielder still had a week remaining on his month-long loan but manager Gary Johnson opted to send him back to Villa Park. He made five appearances for the League One club, with his final game coming in the 4-1 defeat by Swindon – in which he was substituted after 36 minutes. Meanwhile, Glovers boss Johnson has confirmed former Ipswich player Jaime Peters is training with the squad.
Crawley manager Richie Barker was left wondering how his side had failed to beat Yeovil after their 1-0 defeat tonight. A last minute David Hunt own goal was a sucker-punch for a Crawley side which had dominated for long spells and saw the pick of the game’s chances fall to Nicky Adams and Gary Alexander. It leaves Crawley without a win in their last five, and means they slip to ninth in the League One table. Barker said: “I don’t know how we didn’t win. It’s probably as good a performance as we have had in a while. We created more chances, I thought the players were fantastic, we ran out of luck.”
Crawley Town were stunned by a last minute goal in a 1-0 defeat to Yeovil Town at the Broadfield Stadium tonight. David Hunt headed into his own net in the 90th minute after the Glovers withstood wave after wave of Crawley attack in the second half. The Reds just could not find the vital goal, as Nicky Adams sliced wide from ten yards and Gary Alexander hit the crossbar with the pick of the home side’s chances. Crawley made four changes from the side which drew with Walsall, three of which were enforced as Mark Connolly and the returning Kyle McFadzean replaced suspended duo Claude Davis and Joe Walsh.
Crawley Town substitute David Hunt’s last minute own goal gifted Yeovil Town their first victory this season against top six opposition in npower League One. On an evening when a heavy pitch and inconsistent refereeing often had an overbearing impact on proceedings, just one strike was necessary to settle the tie.
Yeovil Town have extended the loan of Fulham’s Daniel Burn until January. The 20-year-old defender initially signed in September on a one-month youth loan deal, which has now been extended twice. Burn, who endured an eventful debut for the Glovers, scoring at both ends in a 3-2 defeat by Preston, has so far made 12 appearances for the Huish Park club. 

YEOVIL ARE 11/8 TO BEAT CARLISLE

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Coventry City have been a team revived in recent weeks and the Sky Blues are odds on to add a fifth win in six games when they play host to Portsmouth this weekend. 18/5 Pompey have lost the last six so unless positive news off the pitch can lift them the 17/20 for a City win could appear good value judging by the form book alone.

The npower League 1 coupon this week  includes Eddie Howe’s unbeaten Bournemouth (23/20) away to in-form Bury (29/10), two former Championship clubs colliding when Doncaster (11/10) entertain Scunthorpe (3/1) and Notts County (21/10) play host in an eye-catching affair with Swindon Town (13/8).

Yeovil Town, at home to Carlisle United, are a very generous 11/8 to triumph while the away side, who don’t travel that well are  12/5. The draw is also 12/5 and with Yeovil having only drawn one match in the league all season maybe that’s not such a bad bet.

Value for money though has to be Yeovil to win 2-1 at 17/2 or if you fancy a hatful of goals what about Yeovil to win 3-2 at 27/1.

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NEW LOAN SIGNING

.rd. November from Championship club Watford until January 3ndYeovil Town signed Dale Bennett on loan on 22

22 year old Bennett cut his teeth in the Watford Academy side but has made 25 appearances in the Watford first team.

Listed as a defender, the versatile Bennett can drop into central defence or right back and went straight into Gary Johnson’s squad for the match against Carlisle.

Talking of his new signing Johnson said: "He’s not a young young lad. He’s 22 years old, which is good as we’ve got a lot of young lads. He’s a bit of a talker as well.

“He can play centre-back or any full-back position, and probably centre-midfield if you wanted a bit of a destroyer in there. He’s a bit like a rash, in that he’s all over you in the way that he plays. He’s very strong and very quick
"Dale knows that he won’t come straight into the team. He knows that he’s got to get a little bit of good training under him and some sharpness.

."

“If you look at it, Paddy Madden misses the next two games anyway, Gozie (Ugwu) has got a hamstring problem thay may or may not come back, Joe (Edwards) and Korey (Smith) will miss the Portsmouth and Bournemouth games, so we knew that although we have got the six loans, it wouldn’t make a lot of difference."

LADIES TOO GOOD FOR COLCHESTER

Nigel Williams was talking to Ali King

Away to Portsmouth Ladies League Cup) – 25 November 2012
Next Match:

Stephen Moggs (Somerset)
Referee:

Laura Bray (44, 48), Jade Radburn (90)
Goalscorer:

Howard, Keehan, Brazell, Edwards, Grogan, Bleazard, Wensley, Radburn, Pearson (Rapp – 75), Lorton, Bray
Yeovil Town Ladies:

”I hope that we will continue to see the crowds grow. It was good to see the high attendance this weekend at Sherborne FC, and we would encourage everyone to keep looking for our fixture announcements and attend the games. The Girls responded to a good crowd this weekend, and a huge thank you to the attending supporters.

”This was a brilliant three points, and a well-earned win by the girls. Sarah and I were very proud of them this weekend. The squad are us a nice headache to have in selection at this time. We have some great players fighting for places, and everyone knows that we are in a competitive league with a competitive squad. This gives us an advantage in my opinion, because the team works harder knowing that they have someone waiting in the wings. We continue to take one step at a time building confidence in the team and getting them to believe in themselves, and in what we are aiming to achieve for Yeovil Town Ladies.

”We made a change on seventy minutes, bringing on Grace Rapp, as a precaution for Stace (Pearson) who has had a slight injury we have nursed through. This saw Laura Bray move to the left. After scoring two she then set up Jade (Radburn) for the third goal to finish off the game with a brilliant delivery. Jade came in at the far post and stooping low she headed the ball into the net, and the place went mad!

”However, we grouped together again and remained focused to continue playing our game, and kept the ball when we should have. Our passing was good and we played a patient game allowing us to draw Colchester out of there defensive zone to chase the ball.

“The next part of the game showed that we have grown in this league. We were under the cosh for about twenty minutes after our second goal and gave them back a poor goal really. They delivered a poor cross from the right and we didn’t take responsibility for clearing it. Their left winger came in at the back post and tapped the ball home to make it 2-1.

”We have played too many games this season where we should have won and let them go. Only us to blame for that, but this one was different. We have learnt from those games and went straight out and hit Colchester again. This time from the right Helen (Bleazard) played Laura (Bray) through after a great angled run took her past a static back four. Laura as cool as you like, lobbed the ‘keeper from just inside the 18 yard box.

“Our game plan was to use our wide players and attack the flanks, and we peppered their goal a number of times from great deliveries from the left and right. Our first goal came at the right time, on approximately forty minutes with a delivery from the left, and Laura Bray meeting it and scoring with her head at the near post. We deserved the lead at half time, and we told the girls that although they could congratulate themselves, the game was not over and we had to play the same way from the start of the second half.

“It was an excellent effort and result from the ladies this week end, “ joint manager Nigel Williams said after the game. “When we went to Colchester earlier in the season we were the better team, but were unable to capitalise on the pressure we put on them that day, coming away with a point from their ground. This match started in the same vein loads of pressure and possession, but our sites were not set early on with some wayward shots. Believe me Colchester are a good team, they are experienced in this league and we had to work hard to break them down.

The Glovers came into the game on the back of some good form, and this translated well in this match as they clicked, laying into the opposition from the start, but into took until half time before Justine Lorton set up Bray to give a deserved lead. Bray was on the score sheet again just after half time, set up by Helen Bleazard, but the visitors got one back four minutes later to keep the game alive. However, Yeovil were in no mood to give the game away, and their dominance was rewarded in the final minute when Bray set up Radburn to head the ball into the back of the net, prompting raptures of celebration throughout the ground.

LAURA Bray grabbed two dramatic goals as Yeovil Town Ladies turned on the style to comfortably beat an impressive Colchester United Ladies 3-1 at Raleigh Grove on Sunday. Jade Radburn added the third goal with her second of the season, and her team maintained their fifth place in the Premier league table.

REPORT: CTFC 0-1 YTFC

An 89th minute own goal from Crawley Town defender David Hunt gave Yeovil Town a welcome, yet fortunate, away victory at the playoff chasing Sussex side tonight.

Hunt’s goal, from a Jamie McAllister corner, was all that separated the two sides after a match where the home side had three chances cleared off the line and hit the woodwork on two other occasions. Boss Gary 

Johnson won’t mind though as the win was Yeovil’s first against a top six side all season, leaving the Glovers four points from a top six position. 

The manager made only one change to the side that were thumped 4-1 at Swindon on Saturday. Aston Villa loanee Daniel Johnson returned to his parent club ahead of his loan spell ending at the weekend, leaving winger Keanu Marsh-Brown to replace him with Joe Edwards moving across to a central midfield berth. Reuben Reid picked up a knock at Swindon meaning the Glovers could only name five substitutes, among them Reading on-loan striker Gozie Ugwu who was returning from injury.

After a very early scare when former Bees striker Gary Alexander shot over on ten seconds, it was the visitors who looked the brighter with Marsh-Brown and Foley both going close early on. But it was Byron Webster who was most alert on five minutes when he cleared a free kick from Nicky Adams off the line.

Crawley then settled down and created the bulk of the chances in a sterile first half. Top scorer Billy Clarke and Alexander had two chances apiece and Josh Simpson also shot just wide before Marek Stech then saved from Nicky Adams before denying Clarke from the follow up.

Paddy Madden shot tamely at the keeper after cutting inside and former Exeter City keeper Paul Jones then saved from Joe Edwards as Yeovil’s chance count increased slightly. Jones then thwarted Madden with a fantastic save with his legs from the Carlisle loanee’s downward header. The half closed with Byron Webster being caught late by midfielder Mike Jones in a carbon copy of the knock he took at the County Ground on Saturday.

As the second period started, Marsh-Brown threatened the Crawley goal with a set piece that flew over the bar and after Alexander and Adams had narrowly missed, Mark Connolly’s shot was cleared off the line following another home corner kick. Luke Ayling then came up with a brilliant last ditch clearance to deny Simpson’s deflected effort. The same player then saw his header hit the bar before going over as the home fans began to wonder if it was going to be their night.

They would certainly have known in the final ten minutes as Alexander hit the bar and corners came and went with the visiting goal under siege at times. But just as it seemed the game would end in stalemate, Jamie McAllister swung in a corner and Hunt, under pressure from Madden, produced a bullet header that would have looked great had it happened at the other end. 

The goal was celebrated wildly by both players and fans alike and the long trip back to Somerset will go much quicker with the three points on board.

Match Report : 20/11/2012

An 89th minute own goal from Crawley Town defender David Hunt gave Yeovil Town a welcome, yet fortunate, away victory at the playoff chasing Sussex side tonight.
Hunt’s goal, from a Jamie McAllister corner, was all that separated the two sides after a match where the home side had three chances cleared off the line and hit the woodwork on two other occasions. Boss Gary Johnson won’t mind though as the win was Yeovil’s first against a top six side all season, leaving the Glovers four points from a top six position.
The manager made only one change to the side that were thumped 4-1 at Swindon on Saturday. Aston Villa loanee Daniel Johnson returned to his parent club ahead of his loan spell ending at the weekend, leaving winger Keanu Marsh-Brown to replace him with Joe Edwards moving across to a central midfield berth. Reuben Reid picked up a knock at Swindon meaning the Glovers could only name five substitutes, among them Reading on-loan striker Gozie Ugwu who was returning from injury.
After a very early scare when former Bees striker Gary Alexander shot over on ten seconds, it was the visitors who looked the brighter with Marsh-Brown and Foley both going close early on. But it was Byron Webster who was most alert on five minutes when he cleared a free kick from Nicky Adams off the line.
Crawley then settled down and created the bulk of the chances in a sterile first half. Top scorer Billy Clarke and Alexander had two chances apiece and Josh Simpson also shot just wide before Marek Stech then saved from Nicky Adams before denying Clarke from the follow up.
Paddy Madden shot tamely at the keeper after cutting inside and former Exeter City keeper Paul Jones then saved from Joe Edwards as Yeovil’s chance count increased slightly. Jones then thwarted Madden with a fantastic save with his legs from the Carlisle loanee’s downward header. 
The half closed with Byron Webster being caught late by midfielder Mike Jones in a carbon copy of the knock he took at the County Ground on Saturday.
As the second period started, Marsh-Brown threatened the Crawley goal with a set piece that flew over the bar and after Alexander and Adams had narrowly missed, Mark Connolly’s shot was cleared off the line following another home corner kick. Luke Ayling then came up with a brilliant last ditch clearance to deny Simpson’s deflected effort. The same player then saw his header hit the bar before going over as the home fans began to wonder if it was going to be their night.
They would certainly have known in the final ten minutes as Alexander hit the bar and corners came and went with the visiting goal under siege at times. But just as it seemed the game would end in stalemate, Jamie McAllister swung in a corner and Hunt, under pressure from Madden, produced a bullet header that would have looked great had it happened at the other end. 
The goal was celebrated wildly by both players and fans alike and the long trip back to Somerset will go much quicker with the three points on board. 

MO’VIL STILL GOING STRONG

Yeovil Town have assembled a squad to help raise funds and awareness for men’s health throughout November.
 
Known as the Mo’Vil and captained by Jamie McAllister the squad and coaching staff are growing their facial hair and would love sponsorship.
 
Movember is a global movement that aims to change the face of men’s health by encouraging the male population to grow a moustache during the month of November in order to help raise vital funds for Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research. Prostate Cancer UK is the Football League’s official charity partner for the 2012/13 season. 
The club have been entered into the Football League network and are currently in 22nd place.
 
To sign-up or sponsor a Mo’Vil member, simply click here.

TARGET 5 GETS GOING

Yeovil Town has begun to launch a series of initiatives designed to encourage increased average attendance at Huish Park to 5000.
Commencing with the Carlisle fixture on 24th November, the Club will be offering vouchers to children that attend the Community Trust’s development centres and school coaching programmes inviting them to attend the match for free if they attend with an adult who will be able to buy a ticket at a discounted sum of £10.  This will be followed by a Kids for a Quid match on the 22 December against Oldham Athletic.
Schools that are not currently involved in the Club’s Community programme can participate in this offer on application to the Club or the Community Sports Trust .

Average home attendances this season are just over 4000 and recent fixtures have seen the Club record some of its lowest gates since joining the Football League. Whilst the fall in attendances is a problem shared by many other clubs this season, the Glovers are determined to reverse the trend and will be rolling out a number of different promotions and ideas to re-build the average gate.
 
CEO Martyn Starnes said “We are obviously concerned at the numbers attending Huish Park recently and we need to rebuild our home support. It’s a challenging environment for most clubs at the moment and we recognise it’s going to be a tough task to return our average attendance to 5000 but we have to set ourselves a target that will enable us to move forward with our ambitions”
 
The programme of initiatives will include incentives for season ticket holders, local senior and junior club members, schools and corporate groups.
 
There will also be Family Packages and Ticket bundles offered and promotional schemes with sponsors and advertisers.  Supporters are also to be asked to send in their ideas for increasing attendances with an attractive prize being offered to the individual who provides the best original suggestion.
 
A key part of the Target 5 programme will be focused on offering benefits to young supporters who are the Glovers of the Future. In conjunction with the Community Sports Trust there will be more involvement offered to local schools and clubs featuring Stadium Tours, coaching sessions, half time activities and a new area on the Club’s official website featuring news from local youth football.  
The new area will include photos of star players from the previous weekend, video clips on a special “You Tube” link, match reports and mentions in despatches for any notable contributions to games.
 
All clubs in the local Youth leagues will be contacted requesting feedback and the Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has committed to provide players for local club events provided they are held on designated days that the team make available.
 
Yeovil Town Manager Gary Johnson said of the initiative:”I am very conscious of the need to build a new generation of supporters for this great club. It was a fact that was drummed home to me recently when I bumped into a group of youngsters from one of the local teams. Their enthusiasm was amazing and it made me realise we must engage with all the youngsters of the area. 
"Not only can we satisfy their hunger for a connection with this club, but who knows we could quite easily , with help from the Community Trust, find the next Wayne Rooney out there in Merriott or Pen Mill or Lyde United. Supporter bases change with the passing years and we must be prepared to engage with and encourage the younger supporters out there in the local area."
 
Further announcements will be made in advance of upcoming home fixtures as the Glovers look to achieve their target.

DAN EXTENDS HIS STAY

Yeovil Town can confirm that Dan Burn’s loan deal with the club has been extended until 7th January 2013.
Dan has become an important part of Town’s first team since initially joining the club at the end of September and has made 12 appearances so far.
The big defender made an eventful debut for Yeovil when he scored at both ends of the pitch in a 3-2 defeat at Preston North End at the end of September.

THEY MADE IT…

Yeovil Town Road Running Club went the extra mile before Saturday’s game against Swindon Town.
Raising funds for The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and The Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust, the runners ran through the night and arrived at The County Ground well in time for kick off after setting off from Huish Park on Friday.
Many congratulations to all that made the 80 mile run.
More details about the run can be found here.
You can still sponsor the runners visit here.

REPORT: STFC 4-1 YTFC

Two goals from James Collins and a goal apiece from Darren Ward and ex-Glovers striker Andy Williams condemned Yeovil Town to a 4-1 defeat to Swindon Town at the County Ground this afternoon.
Williams, scoring against the side he was top scorer for last season, and Collins scored twice in quick succession before Yeovil striker James Hayter pulled a goal back. However within a minute, Ward added a third and Collins grabbed a late fourth as the Robins kept the pressure on League One’s top two. The visitors slip a place to twelfth on a day where they would have entered the top ten with victory.
Chasing that, manager Gary Johnson kept the side that overcame Hartlepool United by a solitary goal last weekend, keeping faith with the prolific partnership up front of Paddy Madden and James Hayter. And it was the former, on loan from Carlisle United, who tested Swindon keeper Wes Foderingham early on with a shot that the keeper clutched.
Daniel Johnson, another loanee, hit a free kick over the crossbar on ten minutes while top scorer Matt Ritchie and Andy Williams also went close with efforts that were too high. Simon Ferry then shot wide on twenty minutes after a free kick had fallen to him.
Swindon took the lead at the halfway point of the first half. Andy Williams neatly flicked the ball over Glovers centre half Byron Webster and outpaced both he and defensive partner Daniel Burn to slip the ball under Marek Stech’s body as he dived to save. 
Four minutes later, the home side doubled their advantage. Another quick counter attack from a good position for Yeovil saw defender Joe Devera break away down the left and cross for James Collins to slide home a quality second goal. Collins then wasted a good opportunity to make it three when Stech’s clearance left him with a gaping goal from distance but the forward lacked composure and blasted the ball wide.
Johnson, the manager, had seen enough of Johnson, the player, and withdrew him with nine minutes of the first half remaining, bringing on Keanu Marsh-Brown and within four minutes, the switch  worked. Marsh-Brown’s cross was nodded goalwards by James Hayter and despite the best efforts of Foderingham, the crossbar and a post, the assistant referee deemed the ball to have crossed the line and Hayter, who has now scored eight times against the Robins, wheeled gleefully away.
The delight was short-lived though as Paolo di Canio’s men restored their two goal lead within sixty seconds. A cross into the box was only partially cleared and Darren Ward lashed the ball into the net to make the score 3-1 with the Yeovil keeper Stech prone on the floor.
Williams, who appeared to anger the travelling Glovers by kissing his badge earlier in the game, was withdrawn through injury right on half time and at the break, Johnson took Hayter off and brought on the more physical presence of Reuben Reid.
Both Yeovil subs combined well to set Korey Smith up for a shot on goal but the Norwich loanee shot wide and another Canary out on loan, this time Swindon frontman Chris Martin, hit his shot into the side netting when maybe he should have done better.
Madden, quieter up front today, saw a shot deflected when Marsh-Brown looked better placed for an effort on goal, and the striker then headed over from another cross as Town enjoyed a brief spell of prolonged possession in the game.
Swindon then got more into the game as time went on and Stech denied Collins with a parried volley while Martin shot wide after losing his marker. Joe Edwards, who scored his first goal of the season last Saturday, went mighty close with a dipping shot that left Foderingham helpless but also passed the wrong side of the post.
As the game entered stoppage time, and with Yeovil pushing forward, a ball over the top of the back four found Collins and he curled a shot past Stech for a fourth goal that gave the scoreline an unfair slant.

Match Report : 17/11/2012

Two goals from James Collins and a goal apiece from Darren Ward and ex-Glovers striker Andy Williams condemned Yeovil Town to a 4-1 defeat to Swindon Town at the County Ground this afternoon.
Williams, scoring against the side he was top scorer for last season, and Collins scored twice in quick succession before Yeovil striker James Hayter pulled a goal back. However within a minute, Ward added a third and Collins grabbed a late fourth as the Robins kept the pressure on League One’s top two. The visitors slip a place to twelfth on a day where they would have entered the top ten with victory.
Chasing that, manager Gary Johnson kept the side that overcame Hartlepool United by a solitary goal last weekend, keeping faith with the prolific partnership up front of Paddy Madden and James Hayter. And it was the former, on loan from Carlisle United, who tested Swindon keeper Wes Foderingham early on with a shot that the keeper clutched.
Daniel Johnson, another loanee, hit a free kick over the crossbar on ten minutes while top scorer Matt Ritchie and Andy Williams also went close with efforts that were too high. Simon Ferry then shot wide on twenty minutes after a free kick had fallen to him.
Swindon took the lead at the halfway point of the first half. Andy Williams neatly flicked the ball over Glovers centre half Byron Webster and outpaced both he and defensive partner Daniel Burn to slip the ball under Marek Stech’s body as he dived to save. 
Four minutes later, the home side doubled their advantage. Another quick counter attack from a good position for Yeovil saw defender Joe Devera break away down the left and cross for James Collins to slide home a quality second goal. Collins then wasted a good opportunity to make it three when Stech’s clearance left him with a gaping goal from distance but the forward lacked composure and blasted the ball wide.
Johnson, the manager, had seen enough of Johnson, the player, and withdrew him with nine minutes of the first half remaining, bringing on Keanu Marsh-Brown and within four minutes, the switch  worked. Marsh-Brown’s cross was nodded goalwards by James Hayter and despite the best efforts of Foderingham, the crossbar and a post, the assistant referee deemed the ball to have crossed the line and Hayter, who has now scored eight times against the Robins, wheeled gleefully away.
The delight was short-lived though as Paolo di Canio’s men restored their two goal lead within sixty seconds. A cross into the box was only partially cleared and Darren Ward lashed the ball into the net to make the score 3-1 with the Yeovil keeper Stech prone on the floor.
Williams, who appeared to anger the travelling Glovers by kissing his badge earlier in the game, was withdrawn through injury right on half time and at the break, Johnson took Hayter off and brought on the more physical presence of Reuben Reid.
Both Yeovil subs combined well to set Korey Smith up for a shot on goal but the Norwich loanee shot wide and another Canary out on loan, this time Swindon frontman Chris Martin, hit his shot into the side netting when maybe he should have done better.
Madden, quieter up front today, saw a shot deflected when Marsh-Brown looked better placed for an effort on goal, and the striker then headed over from another cross as Town enjoyed a brief spell of prolonged possession in the game.
Swindon then got more into the game as time went on and Stech denied Collins with a parried volley while Martin shot wide after losing his marker. Joe Edwards, who scored his first goal of the season last Saturday, went mighty close with a dipping shot that left Foderingham helpless but also passed the wrong side of the post.
As the game entered stoppage time, and with Yeovil pushing forward, a ball over the top of the back four found Collins and he curled a shot past Stech for a fourth goal that gave the scoreline an unfair slant.

GARY TURNS EM ON!!

Gary Johnson knew he was back in Yeovil, if he ever had any doubts, when he was asked to once again turn on the Christmas Lights in the town last night. 

Along with the Mayor of Yeovil, a Robert Pattinson look alike, apparently he’s an actor from a film called Twilight and local charity volunteers Flo and Jim who had recently been recognised for their charity work on The Pride of Britain awards.

A large crowd had gathered to listen to some local bands courtesy of local radio station Breeze.

RUNNING THE EXTRA MILE

Yeovil Town Road Running Club will go the extra mile for charity on Friday (16th November) 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.
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. 
The runners are expect to leave Huish Park during the afternoon on Friday and expect to complete the challenge in time for the game.
More details on the run can be found here.
To sponsor the runners visit here.

TARGET 5

Yeovil Town FC is to launch a series of initiatives designed to encourage increased average attendance at Huish Park to 5000.

 

Average home attendances this season are just over 4000 and recent fixtures have seen the Club record some of its lowest gates since joining the Football League. Whilst the fall in attendances is a problem shared by many other clubs this season, the Glovers are determined to reverse the trend and will be rolling out a number of different promotions and ideas to re-build the average gate.

 

CEO Martyn Starnes said “We are obviously concerned at the numbers attending Huish Park recently and we need to rebuild our home support. It’s a challenging environment for most clubs at the moment and we recognise it’s going to be a tough task to return our average attendance to 5000 but we have to set ourselves a target that will enable us to move forward with our ambitions”

 

The programme of initiatives will include incentives for season ticket holders, local senior and junior club members, schools and corporate groups.

 

There will also be Family Packages and Ticket bundles offered and promotional schemes with sponsors and advertisers.  Supporters are also to be asked to send in their ideas for increasing attendances with an attractive prize being offered to the individual who provides the best original suggestion.

 

A key part of the Target 5 programme will be focused on offering benefits to young supporters who are the Glovers of the Future. In conjunction with the Community Sports Trust there will be more involvement offered to local schools and clubs featuring Stadium Tours, coaching sessions, half time activities and a new area on the Club’s official website featuring news from local youth football.  

The new area will include photos of star players from the previous weekend, video clips on a special “You Tube” link, match reports and mentions in despatches for any notable contributions to games.

 

All clubs in the local Youth leagues will be contacted requesting feedback and the Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has committed to provide players for local club events provided they are held on designated days that the team make available.

 

Yeovil Town Manager Gary Johnson said of the initiative:”I am very conscious of the need to build a new generation of supporters for this great club. It was a fact that was drummed home to me recently when I bumped into a group of youngsters from one of the local teams. Their enthusiasm was amazing and it made me realise we must engage with all the youngsters of the area. 

"Not only can we satisfy their hunger for a connection with this club, but who knows we could quite easily , with help from the Community Trust, find the next Wayne Rooney out there in Merriott or Pen Mill or Lyde United. Supporter bases change with the passing years and we must be prepared to engage with and encourage the younger supporters out there in the local area.”

 

Commencing with the Carlisle fixture on 24th November, the Club will be offering vouchers to children that attend the Community Trust’s development centres and school coaching programmes inviting them to attend the match for free if they attend with an adult who will be able to buy a ticket at a discounted sum of £10. 

Schools that are not currently involved in the Club’s Community programme can participate in this offer on application to the Club or the Community Sports Trust .

 

This will be followed by a Kids for a Quid match on the 22 December against Oldham Athletic.  

 

Further announcements will be made in advance of upcoming home fixtures as the Glovers look to achieve their target.

CONGRATULATIONS TO STEVEN CAULKER

Former loan player and Supporters Player of the Year Steven Caulker made an explosive debut for England last night. 

Not only did he gain his first cap but he also scored his first goal when he knocked in a Steven Gerrard free kick.

Everybody at Yeovil Town would like to congratulate Steven on a great first game for his country.
Picture courtesy Daily Mail

SHIRT AUCTION UPDATE

The special one off shirts that the Yeovil Town players wore against Hartlepool United are currently being auctioned in aid of The Poppy Appeal.
Bids have been flooding in since last weekend and as things stand the shirts are due to make over £1000!
Below is the list of shirts and what their highest bid is.
If you would like to bid on a shirt (reserve bid of £50) then please email dbrixey@britishlegion.org.uk.
1 Marek Stech – £70
2 Luke Ayling – £100  
3 Jamie McAllister – £60  
5 Byron Webster – £100  
9 James Hayter – £125  
14 Sam Foley – £100  
17 Paddy Madden – £50  
18 Dan Burn – £0 
21 Korey Smith – £60  
22 Joe Edwards – £0 
25 Daniel Johnson – £0  
4 Richard Hinds – £60  
7 Keanu Marsh-Brown – £60  
10 Gavin Williams – £65
11 Reuben Reid – £53
12 Gareth Stewart – £80  
20 Curtis Haynes-Brown – £0

PAUL WARNE NEEDS HELP!

Former Yeovil Town player Paul Warne has been granted a Testimonial by his present club Rotherham United. 

Paul, who made 86 appearances for Yeovil from 2007-2009, is now first team coach at Rotherham and enjoying a completely different role from his playing days.

As yet the exact nature of the year of events has not been decided but Paul has asked Yeovil Town fans to send him any pictures or stories from his time at Huish Park so he can include them in his Testimonial Publication which is being planned at present.
So if you have any memories, pictures or stories relating to his time in Yeovil please contact him. 
He can be reached by e mail: pw.testimonial@gmail.com or on twitter: @paulwarne16.
I am sure all Yeovil Town supporters and staff at the club will join with me in wishing Paul all the best in his Testimonial Year.

 

NARROW DEFEAT FOR LADIES

YEOVIL Town Ladies put in a vastly improved performance following the draw at Queens Park Rangers last weekend, and they enjoyed the better of the game, but unfortunately came out with a 2-1 defeat at the league’s second placed side Millwall Lionesses. 
Despite their dominance of the game Yeovil still found themselves a goal down on the half hour when Emma Whitter netted for the home side. Ciara Sherwood doubled the Lionesses lead on seventy minutes, before Laura Bray pulled one back for the Glovers five minutes later. Yeovil bombarded Millwall in the closing fifteen minutes, but despite going close on a number of occasions Yeovil were unable to grab what would have been a deserved point. 
“I could not have asked for more either on the training field or from the match,” joint Glover boss Nigel Williams said after game. “It is always interesting when you challenge the girls to perform. I think you have to remember that the Yeovil Town Ladies team is made up of players that are not paid. They play for the love of playing for this club and play for the fact that they can play at a very high level. 
“Last week we did not do enough to win against QPR, but this week we saw a performance that showed Sarah (Lawler) and I a team that was determined to succeed. Millwall Lionesses have a very good long and established record at the top of the Ladies game. We matched them all over the park, and at the end of the game their manager came across and said that they were very pleased that the final whistle had blown. 
“The match started at a high tempo; something that we had said we wanted, and we had most of the possession for the opening ten minutes of the game, not allowing Millwall to play. We made some great attacking runs down the left with delivery that deserved a finish. Our midfielders, Jade (Radburn) and Gobby (Laura Wensley) were controlling the midfield and putting themselves about making sure that when we lost the ball we soon won it back. She had three great shots that were either parried away or stopped by defending players. She is having a great season, and long may this continue. However, I make special mention this week of our captain Rachael Edwards; Millwall have a very good forward player who they seem to rely on with a lot of over the top balls. But this week we had a defender in Rach who controlled her throughout the game, and for it she was voted a well-deserved player of the game. 
“Millwall, for their first goal were given the ball on the edge of the penalty area and delivered a shot that hit the underside of the bar, coming down on the back of Dodge (Goalkeeper Rachel Simkin) to go into the net. A harsh 1- 0 down against the run of play. 
“Half time came, and we had to congratulate the girls for the effort, commitment and passion that they showed in the first half. The second have commenced and again against the run of play Millwall received the in the box ball midway through the half, and unfortunately we gave the player too much space to turn and score in the bottom right hand corner.
“We made a change, bringing on Justine Lorton, and it was great to see her back after some time out with injury. We put three at the back and brought Rach into an attacking midfield role that soon won us a corner. It was delivered by Justine and scrabbled in at the near post by Laura Bray. From then on Millwall were under the cosh. We put attack after attack in on their box, and Millwall were panicking on the ball, not able to keep it. Justine made herself a free kick on the edge of the area and again their ‘keeper just kept it out. As I said their Management team came across after the whistle and said that they were pleased the game was over. 
“What we have is a team that can play with the best, and all they need to do is believe in themselves. This game showed a few people what we are about, and we need to make sure that we continue with this. We are looking forward to the next game. We will not let this go now. Expectation is that we play this way week in week out – nothing less will be acceptable. Sarah and I are really proud of the performance this week.”
Yeovil Town Ladies: Simkin, Grogen, Edwards, Hannam, Brazell, Radbur, Wensley, Pearson, Bray, Rapp, Sage (Lorton 70)
Goalscorer: Laura Bray (75) 
Referee: Kirk English (London) 
Next Match: Home to Colchester United – 18 November 2012 

GARY WELCOMES COMPETITION WINNERS

Gary Johnson welcomed our latest ticket competition winners Jon and Ania Sexton to Huish Park on Saturday.
In the week building up to the Hartlepool fixture ytfc.net ran a competition for fans to come up with a caption for a photo of Darren Way, Dan Burn and Gary Johnson.
The response from fans was great with well over 50 entries received.
The winning caption, which was chosen by Gary and his coaching staff was: ‘Call that dancing? Check out this pirouette!’
Winners Jon and Ania from Oxfordshire are pictured with Gary, Darren and Dan recreating the photo.
Keep your eyes on ytfc.net and our facebook and twitter pages for more competitions.

LUKE MAKES TEAM OF THE WEEK

Yeovil Town defender Luke Ayling has been selected for the Football League team of the week.
Each week the Official Football League website will bring you the Team of the Week. Produced by the Press Association, the Teams of the Week features the eleven top performing players from each division from this weekend’s matches.
Shaun Williams scored a last-gasp penalty for Milton Keynes Dons as they ended Sheffield United’s unbeaten record in npower League 1.
The central defender was solid throughout the 90 minutes at the heart of the Dons defence, keeping the Blades at bay, and then stepped up to score the winner from the spot in the dying seconds to make the npower League 1 Team of the Week.
That win for Karl Robinson’s men moved them within touching distance of the Play-Offs and Preston North End are another side chasing the top six who won at the weekend.
The Lillywhites travelled to Stevenage and returned from the Lamex Stadium with all three points courtesy of a 4-1 win.
Midfield duo Nicky Wroe and Jeffrey Monakana both found the net in the win and they are the North End representatives in the Team of the Week.
Bournemouth and Swindon Town both recorded away victories at the weekend and have two players each included.
Harry Arter scored the only goal of the game as the Cherries beat Doncaster Rovers to keep up their good form under the stewardship of Eddie Howe – that was their fifth victory since his return six games ago. Defender Charlie Daniels is also in the squad for his performance at left-back in the slender away win.
Matt Ritchie and Wes Foderingham are the Swindon players to be included. Ritchie hit a second-half piledriver as Paolo Di Canio’s Robins moved into the League 1 Play-Off places with a 2-0 win away at Walsall. Wes Foderingham, meanwhile, took the plaudits for keeping a clean sheet in the game against the Saddlers and, therefore, takes the place between the sticks.
Scunthorpe United may be languishing near the foot of the npower League 1 table but the form of striker Leon Clarke, who is on loan from Charlton Athletic, has been the highlight of this season so far.
The 27-year-old hit another two goals at the weekend, taking his tally to 10 in 12 matches, which guided the Iron to a 2-1 victory at the Ricoh Arena against Coventry City.
Partnering Clarke up front in the team is the evergreen Kevin Lisbie, who also scored twice, as Leyton Orient overcame Shrewsbury Town 2-1.
Yeovil Town’s Luke Ayling and Tranmere Rovers’ Ben Gibson complete the defence, and the XI.
Ayling was on form for the Glovers as they overcame Hartlepool United 1-0, while Gibson stood out for Ronnie Moore’s Rovers as they came away from Boundary Park with three points thanks also to a 1-0 win over Oldham Athletic.
The full PDF of the team of the week can be found here.

BID FOR YOUR POPPY SHIRT

As part of the annual Remembrance activities all of the Yeovil Town players wore commemorative shirts with the RBL Poppy embroidered on the front for the game against Hartlepool United.
The shirts will now be auctioned off, with all the proceeds going to the Poppy Appeal.
There is a minimum reserve of £50 per shirt with the Auction closing at midday on the 3rd December 2012.
P&P will be extra should you require it.
The shirts up for grabs are:
1 Marek Stech
2 Luke Ayling
3 Jamie McAllister
5 Byron Webster
9 James Hayter
14 Sam Foley
17 Paddy Madden
18 Dan Burn
21 Korey Smith
22 Joe Edwards
25 Daniel Johnson
4 Richard Hinds
7 Keanu Marsh-Brown
10 Gavin Williams
11 Reuben Reid
12 Gareth Stewart
20 Curtis Haynes-Brown
If you wish to bid for one of the shirts please email your bid to dbrixey@britishlegion.org.uk.

WEEKEND’S PRESS TALK

HARTLEPOOL UNITED lost 1-0 at Yeovil, a result that leaves them 11 points shy of safety in League One. A seventh minute goal from Joe Edwards proved the difference, in a game which Pools dominated the second period. In what was likely to be Micky Barron’s last game in charge, the caretaker boss was disappointed at the manner the goal was conceded. Sam Foley was given far too much time to cross from the left side and Edwards poked in at the near post. Conceding so early and Barron feared the worst. But the first half was a flat affair, with neither side creating much.
Yeovil bounced back from consecutive defeats to secure a narrow 1-0 victory over League One basement boys Hartlepool. A first-half strike from on-loan midfielder Joe Edwards fired the Glovers to their fourth home league win of the season – heaping further misery on the beleaguered Pools, now winless in 16 games in all competitions. The hosts started brightly and took the lead after seven minutes when Sam Foley’s teasing cross was turned home by Edwards, in his second loan spell at Huish Park from Bristol City. The Somerset side continued to control a first half devoid of both tempo and fluency, with Daniel Johnson and Paddy Madden coming closest to doubling Yeovil’s advantage before the break.
Yeovil bounced back from consecutive defeats to secure a narrow 1-0 victory over League One basement boys Hartlepool. A first-half strike from on-loan midfielder Joe Edwards fired the Glovers to their fourth home league win of the season – heaping further misery on the beleaguered Pools, now winless in 16 games in all competitions. The hosts started brightly and took the lead after seven minutes when Sam Foley’s teasing cross was turned home by Edwards, in his second loan spell at Huish Park from Bristol City. The Somerset side continued to control a first half devoid of both tempo and fluency, with Daniel Johnson and Paddy Madden coming closest to doubling Yeovil’s advantage before the break.
Gary Johnson would like to keep Bristol City youngster Joe Edwards for longer, but admitted that timing was of the essence when approaching talks. The versatile full-back’s loan at Yeovil expires at the end of next month, with his contract at his parent club due for renewal at the end of the season. Edwards scored the only goal of the Glovers’ clash with Hartlepool on Saturday, converting Sam Foley’s cross while playing in a more advanced right wing role. Yeovil manager Johnson said: “At the moment, we are happy to have him. Like all young players, they are up and down, but he has certainly been beneficial to us and we would like to keep him, of course we would.
SCARRED by the 6-1 drubbing at Chesterfield seven days earlier, Micky Barron admits he feared the worst after 10 minutes at Yeovil Town. Already trailing following a soft concession when Joe Edwards stole in to score at the near post, Pools were on the back foot and alarmingly sluggish and complacent. But a second-half performance in which they bombarded the home box – ultimately without reward – gave Barron reason for encouragement when he spoke to SportMail today. “Our second half performance should have got us at least a point,” reflected the caretaker boss. “I thought we started sloppy and the goal could have been stopped. I feared the worst at that point – you wonder if it’s going to be one of those days."

MATCH REPORT: YTFC 1-0 HARTLEPOOL

Yeovil Town completed their fifth win in seven league games when they saw off Hartlepool United by a single goal at Huish Park this afternoon.
 
Joe Edwards’ first goal of the season, in the seventh minute, was enough to keep Yeovil on the edge of the group chasing the playoffs but they made hard work of it and had to endure extensive Hartlepool second half pressure to hold on to what they had earned.
 
The result keeps the Glovers in eleventh spot but inches them to within four points of the top six after a stuttering, spluttering display in front of 3,095 spectators today.
 
Manager Gary Johnson made just one change to the starting eleven that lost 3-1 to Stevenage in midweek. Luke Ayling returned to the right back slot after a gap of nine matches with Joe Edwards moving into right midfield and Keanu Marsh-Brown dropping to the bench.
 
Yeovil looked positive from the off and Dan Burn headed a Paddy Madden cross over before they took the lead in the seventh minute. Sam Foley was released down the left hand side and he was given space to pick out a pinpoint cross that Joe Edwards stabbed in at the near post. The goal made several punters happy who had snaffled up odds of 33/1 on the Bristol City loanee being first scorer.
 
The rest of the half was poor fare really. Town had conceded six goals in their previous two defeats while Hartlepool have had a rotten start to the season with just one win in eighteen games and neither side looked to have the ingenuity to unlock each others defence.
 
Daniel Johnson fired over from fourteen yards on 25 minutes but Yeovil’s only other sights of goal in a forgettable first half were headers from strike duo Madden and James Hayter, neither of which troubled ex-Glovers keeper Scott Flinders.
 
Hartlepool, whose last away win was here eight long months ago, came out much more brightly after the interval and having not had a shot in the first period, took less than three minutes to threaten the Town goal through Simon Walton’s long range left foot screamer. 
 
Edwards, brimming with confidence after his first half strike, almost curled in a second from the edge of the box  but it was the visitors who pushed forward and looked more likely to score. James Poole and Peter Hartley went close and Anthony Sweeney “scored” but it was ruled out well beforehand for an offside flag. 
 
Yeovil, under real threat for the first time, seemed to take to going long in a bit to relieve themselves of pressure, and though Daniel Johnson and Madden had half chances, it was still ‘Pools who looked set to even matters. Poole volleyed over again from a Steve Howard knockdown and Sam Collins miskicked from six yards out when it seemed easier to score.
 
At last, Town began to put some passing moves together, much to the obvious relief of the home element of the crowd and the chances started to come again after a barren spell. Madden scooped the ball up for sub Keanu Marsh-Brown who volleyed wide and both Johnson and Madden had quick efforts blocked too. 
 
Stech saved a Sweeney header then watched with alarm as Poole sliced his cross on to the roof of the Yeovil Town net. Howard then headed straight at Stech and Yeovil’s final chances came in stoppage time when second sub Reuben Reid hammered a shot well over the bar and Marsh-Brown’s effort was deflected for a corner.

Match Report : 10/11/2012

Yeovil Town completed their fifth win in seven league games when they saw off Hartlepool United by a single goal at Huish Park this afternoon.
 
Joe Edwards’ first goal of the season, in the seventh minute, was enough to keep Yeovil on the edge of the group chasing the playoffs but they made hard work of it and had to endure extensive Hartlepool second half pressure to hold on to what they had earned.
 
The result keeps the Glovers in eleventh spot but inches them to within four points of the top six after a stuttering, spluttering display in front of 3,095 spectators today.
 
Manager Gary Johnson made just one change to the starting eleven that lost 3-1 to Stevenage in midweek. Luke Ayling returned to the right back slot after a gap of nine matches with Joe Edwards moving into right midfield and Keanu Marsh-Brown dropping to the bench.
 
Yeovil looked positive from the off and Dan Burn headed a Paddy Madden cross over before they took the lead in the seventh minute. Sam Foley was released down the left hand side and he was given space to pick out a pinpoint cross that Joe Edwards stabbed in at the near post. The goal made several punters happy who had snaffled up odds of 33/1 on the Bristol City loanee being first scorer.
 
The rest of the half was poor fare really. Town had conceded six goals in their previous two defeats while Hartlepool have had a rotten start to the season with just one win in eighteen games and neither side looked to have the ingenuity to unlock each others defence.
 
Daniel Johnson fired over from fourteen yards on 25 minutes but Yeovil’s only other sights of goal in a forgettable first half were headers from strike duo Madden and James Hayter, neither of which troubled ex-Glovers keeper Scott Flinders.
 
Hartlepool, whose last away win was here eight long months ago, came out much more brightly after the interval and having not had a shot in the first period, took less than three minutes to threaten the Town goal through Simon Walton’s long range left foot screamer. 
 
Edwards, brimming with confidence after his first half strike, almost curled in a second from the edge of the box  but it was the visitors who pushed forward and looked more likely to score. James Poole and Peter Hartley went close and Anthony Sweeney “scored” but it was ruled out well beforehand for an offside flag. 
 
Yeovil, under real threat for the first time, seemed to take to going long in a bit to relieve themselves of pressure, and though Daniel Johnson and Madden had half chances, it was still ‘Pools who looked set to even matters. Poole volleyed over again from a Steve Howard knockdown and Sam Collins miskicked from six yards out when it seemed easier to score.
 
At last, Town began to put some passing moves together, much to the obvious relief of the home element of the crowd and the chances started to come again after a barren spell. Madden scooped the ball up for sub Keanu Marsh-Brown who volleyed wide and both Johnson and Madden had quick efforts blocked too. 
 
Stech saved a Sweeney header then watched with alarm as Poole sliced his cross on to the roof of the Yeovil Town net. Howard then headed straight at Stech and Yeovil’s final chances came in stoppage time when second sub Reuben Reid hammered a shot well over the bar and Marsh-Brown’s effort was deflected for a corner.

ONE CHANGE FOR GLOVERS

Manager Gary Johnson has made one change from his starting eleven that lost 3-1 at home to Stevenage during the week.

The change comes on the right hand side with Luke Ayling starting at right-back with Joe Edwards moving to right-midfield in the place of Keanu Marsh-Brown.
Yeovil Town: Stech; Ayling, Webster, Burn, McAllister; Edwards, Smith, Johnson, Foley; Madden, Hayter.
Subs: Stewart, Marsh-Brown, Haynes-Brown, Williams, Reid, Hinds.

GARY FEATURES IN ‘THE MANAGER’

Manager Gary Johnson is featured in the latest issue of The Manager – a publication produced by the League Managers Association.
The manager speaks openly about rejoining The Glovers and chats about his man management skills.
Fans wishing to view the article can see it here

PICK UP OR DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY

Supporters attending the game against Hartlepool United are in for a treat with the latest edition of Green& White.
Not only are there the usual features but you will be treated with interviews with Joe Edwards and Curtis Haynes-Brown.
Regular columns come from Ed Upson, Chris Spittles and Chris Dunlavy and Dan Burn continues our Spotlight On feature.
If you can not make the game you can still get your hands on Green&White by downloading the iPad version from 3pm on match day.
To download the programme visit here.

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GLOVERS EXIT PREMIER CUP

A young Yeovil Town side went out of the Somerset Premier Cup during the week after losing 3-0 away at Bishop Sutton.
The hosts took the lead just before the half time interval and doubled their lead ten minutes after the break. Yeovil battled well in the second half but just couldn’t find the net. Sutton scored their third and final goal with just over five minutes remaining to progress to the next round.

MATCH REPORT: YTFC v SFC

Yeovil Town’s recent good run of form in League One came to a juddering halt tonight as they were beaten by three goals to one by playoff chasing Stevenage at Huish Park tonight.
Filipe Morais gave the visitors a second minute lead before Paddy Madden scored his sixth goal in seven games to level on seven minutes. But Stevenage fought back and further goals from Lucas Akins and James Dunne sealed the three points in front of Yeovil’s lowest over Football League crowd of 2,900. The result leaves the Glovers in eleventh place in the table.
After Saturday’s 3-0 defeat in the FA Cup at Preston, manager Gary Johnson was able to welcome back cup tied trio Daniel Johnson, Korey Smith and Joe Edwards along with the fit again Byron Webster. This meant there were substitute roles for Richard Hinds and Gavin Williams while Ed Upson began his four game suspension and Dominic Blizzard missed out through injury.
The game promised more than it delivered after a fiery, feisty first eight minutes in which both sides scored. FilipeMorais scored first when he swept the ball home unmarked at the far post after a low ball across the edge of the box. It was the worst possible start for the Glovers but after Sam Foley had shot wide, they equalised on eight minutes.
Byron Webster’s long diagonal ball found Foley on the wide left and he swung in a curling teasing cross that Paddy Madden brilliantly volleyed home with both feet off the ground. It was a goal that oozed confidence from a marksman currently on top of his game.
After a further flurry of chances where James Hayter had a shot blocked and pushed another effort wide and Keanu Marsh-Brown suffered the same fate, Lucas Akins’ shot was easily held by home keeper Marek Stech.
On 26 minutes, the game sprang to life again when Daniel Johnson earned the game’s first yellow card for a fair challenge on Greg Tansey, the Stevenage player’s theatrical reaction not helping Johnson’s plea of innocence. Tansey’s recovery was complete within seconds as he returned to action almost immediately.
Yeovil then went closer still with a double chance on 36 minutes as the game picked up pace again after a brief lull. Marsh-Brown burst through the midfield like a knife through butter and set up Madden but his shot was parried by keeper Steve Arnold and Marsh-Brown’s follow up was blocked too.
The second half began in disastrous fashion for the Glovers as Stevenage went ahead again on 49 minutes. Stevenage had made a change at half time bringing on Marcus Haber for Patrick Agyemang and the Canadian striker set his strike partner Akins up after a run and cross down the left.
Akins then ran thirty yards unchallenged through the centre before seeing his shot deflected for a corner and Marsh-Brown wasted a chance when Jamie McAllister’s long ball down the left set him up. Foley then tried curling a shot past Arnold but the keeper easily held his effort.
Haber, impressive during his 45 minute appearance then set up James Dunne but he sliced his shot wide but Stevenage weren’t to be denied and scored the decisive third just after the hour. Dunne cut inside from the right and his left foot shot took a deflection off a Yeovil boot, taking it further away from Stech and into the corner of the net.
Johnson made a double sub on seventy minutes when Gavin Williams and Reuben Reid came on for Hayter and Marsh-Brown and the Welshman was involved in Yeovil’s next two chances, shooting low at Arnold and heading a Webster cross over the bar. Arnold then had to be alert to tip a Madden cross shot over and the Carlisle loanee then headed a corner over the bar at the far post.
The final minutes of the game were played out with lots of huff and puff but no further chances and the Glovers will be hoping that their recent good form , along with the missing spectators, on Saturday with the visit of Hartlepool.

Match Report : 06/11/2012

Yeovil Town’s recent good run of form in League One came to a juddering halt tonight as they were beaten by three goals to one by playoff chasing Stevenage at Huish Park tonight.
Filipe Morais gave the visitors a second minute lead before Paddy Madden scored his sixth goal in seven games to level on seven minutes. But Stevenage fought back and further goals from Lucas Akins and James Dunne sealed the three points in front of Yeovil’s lowest over Football League crowd of 2,900. The result leaves the Glovers in eleventh place in the table.
After Saturday’s 3-0 defeat in the FA Cup at Preston, manager Gary Johnson was able to welcome back cup tied trio Daniel Johnson, Korey Smith and Joe Edwards along with the fit again Byron Webster. This meant there were substitute roles for Richard Hinds and Gavin Williams while Ed Upson began his four game suspension and Dominic Blizzard missed out through injury.
The game promised more than it delivered after a fiery, feisty first eight minutes in which both sides scored. Filipe Morais scored first when he swept the ball home unmarked at the far post after a low ball across the edge of the box. It was the worst possible start for the Glovers but after Sam Foley had shot wide, they equalised on eight minutes.
Byron Webster’s long diagonal ball found Foley on the wide left and he swung in a curling teasing cross that Paddy Madden brilliantly volleyed home with both feet off the ground. It was a goal that oozed confidence from a marksman currently on top of his game.
After a further flurry of chances where James Hayter had a shot blocked and pushed another effort wide and Keanu Marsh-Brown suffered the same fate, Lucas Akins’ shot was easily held by home keeper Marek Stech.
On 26 minutes, the game sprang to life again when Daniel Johnson earned the game’s first yellow card for a fair challenge on Greg Tansey, the Stevenage player’s theatrical reaction not helping Johnson’s plea of innocence. Tansey’s recovery was complete within seconds as he returned to action almost immediately.
Yeovil then went closer still with a double chance on 36 minutes as the game picked up pace again after a brief lull. Marsh-Brown burst through the midfield like a knife through butter and set up Madden but his shot was parried by keeper Steve Arnold and Marsh-Brown’s follow up was blocked too.
The second half began in disastrous fashion for the Glovers as Stevenage went ahead again on 49 minutes. Stevenage had made a change at half time bringing on Marcus Haber for Patrick Agyemang and the Canadian striker set his strike partner Akins up after a run and cross down the left.
Akins then ran thirty yards unchallenged through the centre before seeing his shot deflected for a corner and Marsh-Brown wasted a chance when Jamie McAllister’s long ball down the left set him up. Foley then tried curling a shot past Arnold but the keeper easily held his effort.
Haber, impressive during his 45 minute appearance then set up James Dunne but he sliced his shot wide but Stevenage weren’t to be denied and scored the decisive third just after the hour. Dunne cut inside from the right and his left foot shot took a deflection off a Yeovil boot, taking it further away from Stech and into the corner of the net.
Johnson made a double sub on seventy minutes when Gavin Williams and Reuben Reid came on for Hayter and Marsh-Brown and the Welshman was involved in Yeovil’s next two chances, shooting low at Arnold and heading a Webster cross over the bar. Arnold then had to be alert to tip a Madden cross shot over and the Carlisle loanee then headed a corner over the bar at the far post.
The final minutes of the game were played out with lots of huff and puff but no further chances and the Glovers will be hoping that their recent good form , along with the missing spectators, on Saturday with the visit of Hartlepool.

FOUR CHANGES FOR GLOVERS

Gary Johnson has made four changes from the side that was knocked out of the FA Cup at Preston North End.

On loan stars Joe Edwards, Korey Smith and Daniel Johnson all start along with Byron Webster, who has recovered from injury.
Dominic Blizzard misses out through injury, Ed Upson is suspended and both Gavin Williams and Richard Hinds drop top the bench.
Yeovil Town:  Stewart, Ayling, Hinds, Haynes-Brown, Williams, ReidSubs:Stech; Edwards, Webster, Burn, McAllister; Marsh-Brown, Smith, Johnson, Foley; Hayter, Madden.

NEW PROGRAMME APP GOES LIVE TONIGHT

 supporters that are unable to attend the match tonight you can now download a copy of the programme to your iPad. This new service will be going live at 7.45 this evening.thoseFor 
The digital programme comes with all the content you would have in the printed edition but with added features including:
 
– 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.
 
Glovers supporters 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.
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LADIES DRAW WITH HOOPS

 

  

 
Queens Park Rangers Ladies: 1 Yeovil Town Ladies: 1

LAURA Bray powered in her sixth goal of the season at Queen Park Rangers on Sunday, but her Yeovil Town Ladies team were unable to hold their advantage, having to settle for a 1-1 draw in the FA Women’s Premier league Cup. Victory would have seen the girls through to the knock out stages of the competition, but they now need to beat Portsmouth Ladies in their final group game to progress.

 

“With the weather we had on Sunday morning I thought the game would be in doubt,” Joint manager Nigel Williams said this morning. “Thankfully a call at around nine o’clock said the pitch was good, and on arrival it was perfect for a great game of football.”

 

Moving onto the game itself Williams was not happy with what he had seen on the pitch.

 

“I was disappointed this week with the result of this game,” he said. “It is now time to say that it is not good enough to give away games at this level, and that is what we did this weekend. We created chances, we won the ball when we needed too, we passed the ball well on a surface that allowed us to play the game the way we know we can, yet we came away from the game feeling as if we have lost it.

 

“I am not prepared to accept results like this when we really should have come away with all the points, and be in the next phase of the league cup. Now we have left ourselves a task to get a result at Portsmouth. I have a lot of pride in my team and I want the best from them week in week out. Sarah (Joint manager Sarah Lawler) and I make no apology that we want more from our team. We want more passion, more effort and more clinical finishing, all of which we know they can produce.

 

“We see it week in week out on the training pitch. I am not saying we did not play well. I am saying that we were not clinical enough in seeing out the game when we had it won. The team need to get this bit of their game developed, and it needs a bit of intelligent thinking on the players’ part. With seven minutes to go we had the game in the bag. We gave away a free kick. QPR delivered a good cross and it dropped to the edge of the box for a player to strike.

 

“In the game we had good attacks down the left, with Stacey Pearson putting in a good shift beating the right back of QPR on numerous occasions. Our Player of the Game was Laura Wensley. She broke up play and had three tremendous strikes on goal in the first half, one of which was brilliantly saved by the QPR ‘keeper. 

"Our back four performed well, not giving QPR the chance to score throughout the game. I could go on and on about the good things we were doing throughout the game, but the point was what we needed to score more, and only got one goal; disappointing.”

 

William concluded. “I can say this; you can see how far we have come with this team because expectation is higher than it has ever been. Sarah and I will expect nothing less that total commitment for what we are striving to achieve at this club. Our plan has not changed from the time we took charge of this team, and that is a search for excellence to make Yeovil Town Ladies the best. Our players would expect nothing else from us because I know they want the same. Next week is away to Millwall, and the training pitch this week will be one of hard work and effort.”

 

Yeovil Town Ladies:Howard, Grogen, (Keehan – 43), Hannam, Edwards, Brazell, Pearson, Wensley, Radburn, Sage, Rapp (Cornwall – 65), Bray

 

Goalscorer:Laura Bray (46)

 

Referee:Dele Sotimirin (London)

 

Next Match:Away to Millwall Lionesses – 11 November 2012

 

Nigel Williams was talking to Ali King

SWINDON TICKET PRICES

on Saturday 17th November 2012 at the County Ground 3.00p.m. kick-off have been announced.
Swindon TownTicketing prices for Yeovil Town’s away match against

The Concessions  price appliers to over 60’s and students and tickets must be applied for in advance as they will not be available  on match day.

£12.00£17.00£19.00£25.00Adults:

mark@swindontownfc.co.uk or 0844-8801099 who can be reached on Mark Isaacs, Disabled Liaison OfficerFor details for disabled supporters contact

MATCH SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE

Due to a cancellation Yeovil Town have a match sponsorship package still availability for the  Hartlepool United match.


Benefits include:sponsor

        ·Exclusive use of The John Fleetwood Hospitality Suite for 15 Guests.

        ·Two Course hot fork buffet.

        ·Reserved Car Parking

        ·Complimentary Match Programmes/Team Sheets

        ·Complimentary Tea/Coffee

        ·Vote for the Yeovil Town “Man of the Match” and present him with a bottle of champagne.

        ·Memento of the occasion presented on the pitch at half time.

        ·Full Page Advert in the Programme

        ·Company name on the front cover of the Match Programme.

        ·Acknowledgments on the scoreboard, Programme and over the PA system .

 

Contact Dave Linney For More Information.

 

Dave Linney

Commercial Manager

Yeovil Town Football Club

01935 847872

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Odds correct at time of writing

 

JONJO NEEDS YOUR HELP

My name is Jonjo, I am 10 years old, and you may have seen me on TV. Every year I walk from Wembley Stadium to West Ham United in memory of my Nanny and Bobby Moore, they both died from bowel cancer. I chose this walk route because Bobby played at both stadiums; he was only 51 when he died and my Nanny was 60.

 

I fund raise for The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK to help save other people and so far I have raised over £90,000 and I have generated over £1 million in awareness for the charity.  I have two letters from Buckingham Palace; I speak at lots of events and have spoken twice at The House of Lords and lots of football grounds too.  This month I am visiting Downing Street to meet The Prime Minister. 

 

I really need your help……..

 

anniversary of Bobby’s death.  I am organising THE BIG FOOTBALL TAG and I need a tag team for each of the professional clubs in the UK. There will be 10 tag team routes with a number of tag teams in them.  Each of the tag teams will take their captains armband to the next nearest club. thIn February 2013 I am doing something very special to mark the 20

This will happen right across the UK until the end of 10 tag groups finally reach me at Upton Park. I will take all of the armbands to Wembley to collect the England captain’s armband and bring all of them back to Upton Park.  My part of the walk is called ROUTE 66 because I will be walking 66 miles (representing 1966) in 6 days (representing Bobby’s shirt number). 

February 2013. The following day is the 20th anniversary of Bobby’s death.  Every tag team will be GPS tracked so that people around the UK and the world can follow the progress.rdI will finish on the centre circle when West Ham United play Spurs on the 23

 

I am posting this article to ask your supporters if they would kindly help me by forming a tag team to represent your club.  You can read loads about me on the internet (Google Jonjo Heuerman).  Please visit my websitewww.fornannyandbobby.comto read more about The Big Football Tag and join up, I cant make it happen without your help,  There are lots of videos about me on YouTube, here is one of them with me, Sir Trevor Brooking and Stephanie Moore, Bobby’s widow  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0tcjej-B-o 

 

Thank you for reading my message, I hope your supporters will help me.

 

Jonjo :O)

Anybody that is interested in helping Jonjo please contact him via one of the above web sites.

PICK UP OR DOWNLOAD GREEN & WHITE

If you are attending tonight’s game against Stevenage then don’t forget to pick up your copy of Green & White. 
Don’t worry if you can not make tonight’s game, you can still get hold of Green & White via our new iPad app.
Tonight’s edition is jam packed with the usual interviews and features.
We speak to Paddy Madden, Daniel Johnson and former Yeovil and Stevenage striker Kirk Jackson also we chat with former defender Bonz N’Gala who is now at Stevenage.
Jamie McAllister answers the questions in the ‘Spotlight On’ feature, plus add in the usual away days diary and columns from Ed Upson, Martin McConachie and Chris Dunlavy from the Football League Paper you are sure to have a great read at Huish Park or in the comfort of your own sofa with the iPad app.
The digital programme comes with all the content you would have in the printed edition but with added features including:
 
– 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.
 
Glovers supporters 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.
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COMPETITION TIME!

Manager Gary Johnson and the management team are having a bit of fun at their own expense by asking supporters to submit a caption suggestion for the picture above.
The prize for the best suggestion will be two tickets to Saturday’s match with Hartlepool United.
To give you an idea of what Gary and the boys have in mind here are the Gaffer and Terry’s suggestions:
Gary Johnson: “You hold him Daz I’ll hit him!”
“It’s not worth it Dan!”Terry Skiverton:
To enter email your caption with your name, address and a contact number to jhealey@ytfc.net.

ED GETS FOUR GAMES!

The Football Association have confirmed that Ed Upson will serve a four match ban following his second red card of the season at Deepdale on Saturday during the FA Cup tie against Preston North End.

POPPY APPEAL

As part of the annual Remembrance activities all of the Yeovil Town players will be wearing commemorative shirts with the RBL Poppy embroidered on the front for the game against Hartlepool United.

After the game the shirts will be auctioned off, with all the proceeds going to the Poppy Appeal.

Also during halftime members of the Armed Forces personnel based at RNAS Yeovilton will be collecting for the Poppy Appeal, and we hope that all supporters will be generous in making a donation to the Appeal in memory of those who gave their lives and have been injured, for peace and freedom.


There will be a minimum reserve of £50 per shirt.

Auction closes 12.00 midday 03 December 2012.

P&P will be extra should you require it.


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GOZIE’S BACK!

Gozie Ugwu who has been recuperating from a hamstring injury back at his home club Reading for the last five weeks has returned to the club.

Gozie will take part in training with the first team squad with a view to gaining a place in the squad for  the Hartlepool match.

Manager Gary Johnson said: “Gozie has been away for a while now and I am pleased to get him back to strengthen our squad for the busy month ahead.”

MONDAY’S PRESS TALK

Carlisle United striker Paddy Madden could become a contracted Yeovil Town man in January after the Glovers revealed a permanent switch had been discussed. The Irish hit man extended his loan at Huish Park until the end of the year last week after smashing five goals in as many npower League One games since heading south.
Two goals in four first half minutes condemned Yeovil Town’s ten men to a dismal First Round FA Cup exit at Preston North End. The Glovers more than matched their physical npower League One rivals for long periods but lacked quality in the final third and were made to pay by conceding a brace of goals before the break and a third in the second half.
Joel Byrom replaced the suspended John Welsh in Preston North End’s midfield for their FA Cup first round clash with Yeovil Town at Deepdale. Preston North End eased into the second round of the FA Cup with a comfortable victory over Yeovil Town at Deepdale. Two goals in two minutes towards the end of the first half put PNE in the driving seat, Joel Byrom and substitute David Amoo on target. Yeovil midfielder Ed Upson was sent-off for the second time at Deepdale this season, seeing red in the 63rd minute for a lunge at Byrom. And North End took advantage of the extra man as Chris Robertson headed home their third after 70 minutes.
North End booked their place in the second round of the FA Cup with a comprehensive home win over Yeovil Town at Deepdale.
Goals from Joel Byrom, David Amoo and Chris Robertson saw the Lilywhites through and into the draw
Yeovil boss Gary Johnson had to bite his tongue after seeing his team dumped out of the FA Cup by Preston. Two goals in three first-half minutes from Joel Byrom and David Amoo left the Glovers with a considerable mountain to climb at Deepdale, with the situation getting worse after the break. 
Former Yeovil Town, Birmingham and Oxford United striker Howard Forinton has left struggling Woodford United, who have lost every game so far in the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central.

LADIES WIN ANOTHER GONG

Looking to the future, Mills saw room to improve, when he said. “On or off the field we aim to improve, so expect more emedia innovation from us in the future!”

“However, I would like to pay particular thanks to our Media and Communications Manager Ali King who does a fabulous job of running the website (even when he is on holiday in New Zealand!), and Joint First Team Manager Sarah Lawler, who does a lot of the work that appears on Twitter. Without Ali and Sarah’s efforts we would not have won today.”

“The Club Digital strategy is a real team effort, as for instance, apart from the First/Reserve Team Managers writing articles for the website, the Youth Team Managers do the same and this really does boost the variety of articles on offer for our fans via our electronic media platforms.

Commenting on the amazing success, Club Chairman David Mills said, “Considering we were up against FAWSL (Super League) clubs with vastly more resources than us, this really is a stunning success. We work hard to create a range of what we hope are engaging digital options and apart from our Website, we are now on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ Flickr and YouTube.

The nomination to the Football Association was made on the back of the club’s many online networks, and its ‘Don’t forget your camera’ campaign, (Where the club encouraged supporters to bring their cameras to the last home game of last season), which was an entirely digital based project which aimed to (and delivered) a unique fan experience, as well as enhancing the club’s digital profile. The FA went on to say, “To quote another club directly “WSL clubs take note of what Yeovil Ladies are doing."

The club, who were crowned South West Combination and County Cup champions in 2012, were awarded the National Respect Gold award for the English ladies football pyramid at the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium in May. Today’s announcement is the icing on the cake for a great year for the female Glovers, and is a massive pat on the back for all involved with the club, all of whom give their hard work and time for nothing more than the satisfaction of seeing the club progress.

THE Football Associated Ladies Digitalhave  announced that Yeovil Town Ladies have won another national award, with the news that the club have won the Digital Award at the FA Women’s Football Awards in London.

MATCH REPORT: PNE v YTFC

Yeovil suffered a 3-0 FA Cup first round defeat against Preston North End.

 

First half goals from Joel Byrom and David Amoo and a second half header from Chris Robertson was enough to see the Lilywhites through to the next round.

 

Gary Johnson was forced into making numerous changes to his starting eleven with loanees Joe Edwards, Korey Smith and Daniel Johnson all being refused availability to play in the FA Cup by their parent clubs. Byron Webster also failed an early morning fitness test at the team hotel.

 

Striker Paddy Madden was granted permission by Carlisle United to play for the Glovers and partnered James Hayter up front in a 4-4-2 formation.

 

It was Madden who had the first chance of the match after seven minutes when he picked up a loose ball and unleashed a shot from 25 yards, which narrowly went over the PNE crossbar.

 

North End forced the first corner of the game after 15 minutes but Yeovil managed to clear with ease. From the clearance a clever reverse pass by Keanu Marsh-Brown released Williams whose pass out wide set Madden free, but the Irishman’s shot was well saved by veteran keeper Steve Simonsen.

 

It was Madden again who went close, this time from 20 yards out. With the Preston defence-splitting Madden saw his chance to shoot but his effort went narrowly wide.

 

The home side took the lead after a good five-minute spell of pressure. Midfielder Joel Byrom found himself in a one-on-one situation with Marek Stech and made no mistake in slotting past the advancing Stech.

 

Just two minutes later the home side doubled their lead when substitute David Amoo also found himself in a one-on-one with Stech. The winger rounded Stech, maintained his composure to slot into an empty.

 

Eight minutes into the second half saw former Yeovil defender Paul Huntington go into the book for a late foul on Hayter when the striker tried to lob the ball over Simonsen who had found himself out of position.

 

Just after the hour mark Yeovil’s task was made harder when midfielder Ed Upson saw red for a foul on opening goal scorer Byrom.

 

The home side added to their tally on 71 minutes when an in swinging corner was met with a powerful header by centre back Robertson.

 

Minutes later Yeovil thought they had pulled a goal back but again Madden was denied, this time by the feet of Simonsen.

With less than ten minutes to go Simonsen was again on hand to keep Yeovil out. This time he denied Dom Blizzard, whose flicked header from a Sam Foley corner was goal bound.

Match Report : 03/11/2012

Yeovil suffered a 3-0 FA Cup first round defeat against Preston North End.

 

First half goals from Joel Byrom and David Amoo and a second half header from Chris Robertson was enough to see the Lilywhites through to the next round.

 

Gary Johnson was forced into making numerous changes to his starting eleven with loanees Joe Edwards, Korey Smith and Daniel Johnson all being refused availability to play in the FA Cup by their parent clubs. Byron Webster also failed an early morning fitness test at the team hotel.

 

Striker Paddy Madden was granted permission by Carlisle United to play for the Glovers and partnered James Hayter up front in a 4-4-2 formation.

 

It was Madden who had the first chance of the match after seven minutes when he picked up a loose ball and unleashed a shot from 25 yards, which narrowly went over the PNE crossbar.

 

North End forced the first corner of the game after 15 minutes but Yeovil managed to clear with ease. From the clearance a clever reverse pass by Keanu Marsh-Brown released Williams whose pass out wide set Madden free, but the Irishman’s shot was well saved by veteran keeper Steve Simonsen.

 

It was Madden again who went close, this time from 20 yards out. With the Preston defence-splitting Madden saw his chance to shoot but his effort went narrowly wide.

 

The home side took the lead after a good five-minute spell of pressure. Midfielder Joel Byrom found himself in a one-on-one situation with Marek Stech and made no mistake in slotting past the advancing Stech.

 

Just two minutes later the home side doubled their lead when substitute David Amoo also found himself in a one-on-one with Stech. The winger rounded Stech, maintained his composure to slot into an empty.

 

Eight minutes into the second half saw former Yeovil defender Paul Huntington go into the book for a late foul on Hayter when the striker tried to lob the ball over Simonsen who had found himself out of position.

 

Just after the hour mark Yeovil’s task was made harder when midfielder Ed Upson saw red for a foul on opening goal scorer Byrom.

 

The home side added to their tally on 71 minutes when an in swinging corner was met with a powerful header by centre back Robertson.

 

Minutes later Yeovil thought they had pulled a goal back but again Madden was denied, this time by the feet of Simonsen.

With less than ten minutes to go Simonsen was again on hand to keep Yeovil out. This time he denied Dom Blizzard, whose flicked header from a Sam Foley corner was goal bound.

STIFF UPPER LIP!

YEOVIL Town’s players will need a stiff upper lip both on and off the pitch from today as they back a charity campaign.

The Glovers will start their six-game month fresh faced but aim to end it the complete opposite by going head-to-head to raise as much money as possible for Movember.

Co-ordinated by captain Jamie McAllister, the Huish Park players are joiningMo’vilTown FC in support of the annual moustache-growing initiative that raises awareness of prostate cancer and cash for cancer charities.

As well as battling to see who can grow the best facial fuzz, Yeovil’s favourites will go nose neighbour to nose neighbour to see who can attract the most donations, with a prize going to the winner.

McAllister said the plan had manager Gary Johnson’s blessing as they did their bit to help the cause.

“The boys want to raise money for what is such a good cause,” said the Scottish left back. “Myself and a few of the boys at Bristol City did it last year, I mentioned it at Yeovil last week and a few of them said they were up for it.

“The gaffer brought it up on Saturday in the Crewe Alexandra pre-match meeting and the players were up for it so we got them all on board.

“I am sure the lads will look funny with a few rascal moustaches. It’s for a great cause and it’s great for banter as well. It’s good for team spirit and we will raise awareness of a serious illness, which can only be a good thing. We are in a fortunate position to help others.”

With other teams in the Football League also involved in Movember, McAllister predicted a series of hairy encounters this month but doubted repeating his personal design from last year would be popular at home.

“I went for the full handlebar and the wife hated it,” he said. “I’m not sure she’s too happy I’m doing it again but if it’s raising more money that’s great.”

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NO YOUTH CUP RUN THIS YEAR

Their will be no FA Youth Cup run for Yeovil Town this year after they were dumped out of the competition, beaten 4-2 away at Oxford United.

Oxford Hot Shot James Roberts got the home side off to a great start when he headed home from a corner after only 6 minutes. Yeovil to their credit though dug in and equalised when Liam MacDevitt scored from close in after the Oxford defence couldn’t clear from a corner.
A fairly even period ensued with both sides having a fair degree of possession but it all went wrong from a Yeovil perspective when Roberts again was given too much space as he shot home from distance in the 41st. minute.
Yeovil started the second half well with chances falling to Will Agbo and Melchi Emmanuel-Wilkinson but it was the home side who went further in front when Roberts set up Udumaga whose shot went in despite Matt Cafer getting a hand to the ball.
Yeovil though, would not lie down and came back with a second goal for Liam MacDevitt who again headed home from a corner in the 67th. minute.
With Yeovil pressing towards the end of the game for an equaliser they were caught pushing up front by a breakaway goal for Oxford from Callum O’Dowada. It was enough to seal victory for the home side and put an end to hopes of glory in this year’s FA Trophy for the Glovers Youth side.
The victory was Oxford’s eight in succession and Robert’s goals were his 14th. and 15th. in his last six matches …nuff said!!