Month: December 2012

REPORT: PORTSMOUTH 1-2 YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town produced a battling, if shaky, second half display as they snatched a 2-1 victory over Portsmouth at a soggy Fratton Park this afternoon.
First half goals from Dominic Blizzard and Byron Webster gave the Glovers a two goal advantage at half time but a double change in the home side by former Yeovil star Guy Whittingham breathed new life into the hosts and Paul Benson grabbed an early reply in the second period. 
Marek Stech in the Yeovil goal then pushed two shots onto the post amid almost incessant late pressure but the Glovers held on for their sixth away success of the season, a win that leaves them just three points off the top six.
Despite the toil of playing three games in eight days, manager Gary Johnson stuck with the same starting eleven that lost 3-0 at Bournemouth on Boxing Day with youth teamer Will Agbo making up a five strong subs bench alongside fellow youngster Mitch Brundle. Keanu Marsh-Brown didn’t travel with the team meaning that Reuben Reid and Gozie Ugwu were the only regular outfield players in the dugout.
Stech was to prove vital in the latter stages of the game but he earned his corn in the early stages too saving well from Pompey top scorer Izale McLeod after a quick Yeovil throw in had lost possession. 
Yeovil’s midfield started to get more into the game and Ed Upson and Gavin Williams both threatened the Pompey goal from range before the visitors took the lead on fourteen minutes. Jamie McAllister, not for the first time this season, caused havoc with a well-delivered free kick into the box and the home defence could only clear to Dominic Blizzard who scored his first goal of the season with a carefully threaded finish into the corner past Simon Eastwood.
Yeovil looked fairly comfortable at this point, so much so that Whittingham’s men started losing their cool and came in with some hefty, cynical tackles on the lively Glovers attack. Lubomir Michalik was one of three first half yellows for Portsmouth but in truth it could have been more as referee Fred Graham missed other poor challenges on Yeovil players. 
The away side continued to press with Williams enjoying another good game curling a free kick over the crossbar. McAllister then forced Eastwood into a superb save as he arrowed a free kick towards the top corner and Dan Burn headed a corner straight at the Pompey keeper.
The second goal had been coming a while and it arrived seven minutes before the break. Again McAllister delivered a good set piece and amongst some shoddy defending, Byron Webster spun and lashed home his third goal of the season to double the Town lead. 
Two more yellow cards came before the interval with James Hayter harshly booked for diving while Adam Webster found his way into the refs notebook for a foul on Williams shortly before a cloudburst drenched the home pitch right on the half time whistle.
As the second half began, Whittingham made two brave changes, taking off top scorer McLeod and club captain Brian Howard to cheers from the home supporters in a strange fashion. Youngsters Ashley Harris and Scott Allan came on and their introduction seemed to invigorate a side stale in attack and wobbly in defence during a poor first half.
Eastwood tipped over a Paddy Madden shot in the second minute of the half and Richard Hinds got a header in from the ensuing corner but most of the second period was spent watching Pompey press and press down the flanks via Mustapha Dumbuya. After Ricardo Rocha was booked for another poor challenge on Williams, Portsmouth pulled a goal back on 53 minutes when Paul Benson tucked home from close range after a corner was headed back across goal by Adam Webster.
The goal lifted a crowd that had booed their side off at half time and Yeovil’s efforts on goal became more and more sporadic as they had to defend against a side that threw everything at them to equalise. Liam Walker hit a free kick over the bar, sub Johannes Ertl headed a corner at Stech, Allan dragged a shot wide after another corner and Benson then saw his effort from Walker’s cross pushed onto the post by Stech.
Darel Russell shot wide when he was allowed time and space to shoot, Walker then made Stech work to save his free kick before the big Czech stopper saved his best till last with a great save to push Michalik’s header on to the post in stoppage time. Madden was replaced by Gozie Ugwu in the final minute and Yeovil held on to end 2012 on a positive upbeat note.

YEOVIL TOWN V PORTSMOUTH

Yeovil Town produced a battling, if shaky, second half display as they snatched a 2-1 victory over Portsmouth at a soggy Fratton Park this afternoon.
First half goals from Dominic Blizzard and Byron Webster gave the Glovers a two goal advantage at half time but a double change in the home side by former Yeovil star Guy Whittingham breathed new life into the hosts and Paul Benson grabbed an early reply in the second period. 
Marek Stech in the Yeovil goal then pushed two shots onto the post amid almost incessant late pressure but the Glovers held on for their sixth away success of the season, a win that leaves them just three points off the top six.
Despite the toil of playing three games in eight days, manager Gary Johnson stuck with the same starting eleven that lost 3-0 at Bournemouth on Boxing Day with youth teamer Will Agbo making up a five strong subs bench alongside fellow youngster Mitch Brundle. Keanu Marsh-Brown didn’t travel with the team meaning that Reuben Reid and Gozie Ugwu were the only regular outfield players in the dugout.
Stech was to prove vital in the latter stages of the game but he earned his corn in the early stages too saving well from Pompey top scorer Izale McLeod after a quick Yeovil throw in had lost possession. 
Yeovil’s midfield started to get more into the game and Ed Upson and Gavin Williams both threatened the Pompey goal from range before the visitors took the lead on fourteen minutes. Jamie McAllister, not for the first time this season, caused havoc with a well-delivered free kick into the box and the home defence could only clear to Dominic Blizzard who scored his first goal of the season with a carefully threaded finish into the corner past Simon Eastwood.
Yeovil looked fairly comfortable at this point, so much so that Whittingham’s men started losing their cool and came in with some hefty, cynical tackles on the lively Glovers attack. Lubomir Michalik was one of three first half yellows for Portsmouth but in truth it could have been more as referee Fred Graham missed other poor challenges on Yeovil players. 
The away side continued to press with Williams enjoying another good game curling a free kick over the crossbar. McAllister then forced Eastwood into a superb save as he arrowed a free kick towards the top corner and Dan Burn headed a corner straight at the Pompey keeper.
The second goal had been coming a while and it arrived seven minutes before the break. Again McAllister delivered a good set piece and amongst some shoddy defending, Byron Webster spun and lashed home his third goal of the season to double the Town lead. 
Two more yellow cards came before the interval with James Hayter harshly booked for diving while Adam Webster found his way into the refs notebook for a foul on Williams shortly before a cloudburst drenched the home pitch right on the half time whistle.
As the second half began, Whittingham made two brave changes, taking off top scorer McLeod and club captain Brian Howard to cheers from the home supporters in a strange fashion. Youngsters Ashley Harris and Scott Allan came on and their introduction seemed to invigorate a side stale in attack and wobbly in defence during a poor first half.
Eastwood tipped over a Paddy Madden shot in the second minute of the half and Richard Hinds got a header in from the ensuing corner but most of the second period was spent watching Pompey press and press down the flanks via Mustapha Dumbuya. After Ricardo Rocha was booked for another poor challenge on Williams, Portsmouth pulled a goal back on 53 minutes when Paul Benson tucked home from close range after a corner was headed back across goal by Adam Webster.
The goal lifted a crowd that had booed their side off at half time and Yeovil’s efforts on goal became more and more sporadic as they had to defend against a side that threw everything at them to equalise. Liam Walker hit a free kick over the bar, sub Johannes Ertl headed a corner at Stech, Allan dragged a shot wide after another corner and Benson then saw his effort from Walker’s cross pushed onto the post by Stech.
Darel Russell shot wide when he was allowed time and space to shoot, Walker then made Stech work to save his free kick before the big Czech stopper saved his best till last with a great save to push Michalik’s header on to the post in stoppage time. Madden was replaced by Gozie Ugwu in the final minute and Yeovil held on to end 2012 on a positive upbeat note.

UNCHANGED SIDE FOR GLOVERS

Manager Gary Johnson has named the same starting eleven that lost on Boxing Day against AFC Bournemouth.

Midfielder Sam Foley is still absent because of injury so Jamie McAllister starts on the left-wing.

Yeovil Town: Marek Stech, Luke Ayling, Richard Hinds, Byron Webster, Dan Burn, Gavin Williams, Dominic Blizzard, Edward Upson, James McAllister, James Hayter, Paddy Madden

FRATTON PARK PITCH INSPECTION

Portsmouth FC have informed us that there will be an 8.00 a.m. pitch inspection tomorrow morning ahead of our scheduled game.

 

Stay in touch with the official Yeovil Town website for updated information.

REPORT: AFC BOURNEMOUTH 3-0 YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town produced a poor defensive display as they went down by three goals to nil against AFC Bournemouth at Dean Court this afternoon.
Goals from top scorer Lewis Grabban, Harry Arter and a Brett Pitman penalty extended manager Eddie Howe’s unbeaten return to fourteen games and lifted his Cherries side to within a point of the playoffs as a result. Town looked shaky at the back for long periods and manager Gary Johnson had to constantly reshuffle his side as he ended the game with Dominic Blizzard at centre half and James Hayter in central midfield.
The Glovers drop to twelfth place in the League One table and have just three days to recover before returning to the South coast on Saturday to take on Portsmouth at Fratton Park.
With Joe Edwards returning to his parent club Bristol City after the end of his loan spell and Sam Foley declared injured, Johnson had Dan Burn to recall after his brief suspension. The Fulham loan star lined up in an unfamiliar left back berth with captain Jamie McAllister pushing into a left midfield role and Blizzard reforming his central midfield partnership with Ed Upson.
Paddy Madden screwed a shot wide on seven minutes but it was a rare highlight in a first half that saw the Glovers miles behind on possession and looking very vulnerable to the pacy attacks of Lewis Grabban who seemed to have the beating of the central defence every time the ball was played through to him.
Chance wise, there wasn’t a lot between the sides in a bright first half. Aside from Madden’s early effort, Luke Ayling had a shot blocked and McAllister tested his old team mate David James in the Cherries goal with a thumping shot from distance that the ex-England keeper spilled almost at the feet of the advancing Hayter. The home side’s Wes Fogden, Eunan O’Kane and Pitman all missed chances to take the lead with efforts that were either blocked, wide or over the bar.
Just after the thirty minute mark, the deadlock was broken when Lewis Grabban grabbed his tenth goal of the season with a neat sidefoot finish from a Marc Pugh cross. It nearly was two just a couple of minutes later when Pitman set Grabban free but the prolific marksman shot wide and he had a third opportunity before half time which saw Yeovil rescued by a Luke Ayling clearance.
Boss Gary Johnson wasted no time making a change in the second period when he replaced Williams with Reuben Reid but the substitution didn’t really prevent any sea change in the game as Town looked shaky at the back to counter attacks launched by the Cherries. The hosts, cheered on in a big crowd of more than 8,000, saw O’Kane, Arter and Pitman go close while Marek Stech saved Yeovil when Hinds’ back pass was woefully short and the giant Czech saved from Grabban.
McAllister once again tested James from distance and Blizzard went even closer with a flicked header that went just over the bar but on 72 minutes, the inevitable looking second goal arrived. Despite having three chances to clear the ball after a scramble in the box, the ball fell to Harry Arter just outside the box and he gleefully smashed home into the top corner for his fourth of the season.
Pitman (twice) and Arter both wasted chances but it was 3-0 with five minutes remaining when Ayling handled the ball in the penalty box and ref Graham Scott awarded a spot kick. Brett Pitman, on loan from Bristol City, sent Stech the wrong way from the kick to notch only his second goal of a stop start campaign.
Johnson withdrew Byron Webster after the goal bringing on Gozie Ugwu to play right wing. The change pushed Reid up front with Hayter retreating to midfield and Blizzard going back further into central defence as Town’s threadbare squad became stretched to its limit. 
Bournemouth’s late sub Josh McQuoid missed a late sitter in stoppage time but it mattered not and Howe’s men had their eleventh win in fourteen games since his return to Dean Court. 

Match Report : 26/12/2012

Yeovil Town produced a poor defensive display as they went down by three goals to nil against AFC Bournemouth at Dean Court this afternoon.
Goals from top scorer Lewis Grabban, Harry Arter and a Brett Pitman penalty extended manager Eddie Howe’s unbeaten return to fourteen games and lifted his Cherries side to within a point of the playoffs as a result. Town looked shaky at the back for long periods and manager Gary Johnson had to constantly reshuffle his side as he ended the game with Dominic Blizzard at centre half and James Hayter in central midfield.
The Glovers drop to twelfth place in the League One table and have just three days to recover before returning to the South coast on Saturday to take on Portsmouth at Fratton Park.
With Joe Edwards returning to his parent club Bristol City after the end of his loan spell and Sam Foley declared injured, Johnson had Dan Burn to recall after his brief suspension. The Fulham loan star lined up in an unfamiliar left back berth with captain Jamie McAllister pushing into a left midfield role and Blizzard reforming his central midfield partnership with Ed Upson.
Paddy Madden screwed a shot wide on seven minutes but it was a rare highlight in a first half that saw the Glovers miles behind on possession and looking very vulnerable to the pacy attacks of Lewis Grabban who seemed to have the beating of the central defence every time the ball was played through to him.
Chance wise, there wasn’t a lot between the sides in a bright first half. Aside from Madden’s early effort, Luke Ayling had a shot blocked and McAllister tested his old team mate David James in the Cherries goal with a thumping shot from distance that the ex-England keeper spilled almost at the feet of the advancing Hayter. The home side’s Wes Fogden, Eunan O’Kane and Pitman all missed chances to take the lead with efforts that were either blocked, wide or over the bar.
Just after the thirty minute mark, the deadlock was broken when Lewis Grabban grabbed his tenth goal of the season with a neat sidefoot finish from a Marc Pugh cross. It nearly was two just a couple of minutes later when Pitman set Grabban free but the prolific marksman shot wide and he had a third opportunity before half time which saw Yeovil rescued by a Luke Ayling clearance.
Boss Gary Johnson wasted no time making a change in the second period when he replaced Williams with Reuben Reid but the substitution didn’t really prevent any sea change in the game as Town looked shaky at the back to counter attacks launched by the Cherries. The hosts, cheered on in a big crowd of more than 8,000, saw O’Kane, Arter and Pitman go close while Marek Stech saved Yeovil when Hinds’ back pass was woefully short and the giant Czech saved from Grabban.
McAllister once again tested James from distance and Blizzard went even closer with a flicked header that went just over the bar but on 72 minutes, the inevitable looking second goal arrived. Despite having three chances to clear the ball after a scramble in the box, the ball fell to Harry Arter just outside the box and he gleefully smashed home into the top corner for his fourth of the season.
Pitman (twice) and Arter both wasted chances but it was 3-0 with five minutes remaining when Ayling handled the ball in the penalty box and ref Graham Scott awarded a spot kick. Brett Pitman, on loan from Bristol City, sent Stech the wrong way from the kick to notch only his second goal of a stop start campaign.
Johnson withdrew Byron Webster after the goal bringing on Gozie Ugwu to play right wing. The change pushed Reid up front with Hayter retreating to midfield and Blizzard going back further into central defence as Town’s threadbare squad became stretched to its limit. 
Bournemouth’s late sub Josh McQuoid missed a late sitter in stoppage time but it mattered not and Howe’s men had their eleventh win in fourteen games since his return to Dean Court. 

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN 4-1 OLDHAM ATHLETIC

A Gavin Williams double and a goal each from James Hayter and Paddy Madden gave Yeovil all three points as they came from behind to beat ten man Oldham Athletic 4-1 at Huish Park this afternoon.
In difficult conditions, Latics top scorer Jose Baxter gave his side a third minute lead but Williams levelled from the penalty spot after Ed Upson was tripped in the box. The Welsh wizard then added his second with a stunning goal right on half time before Hayter and Madden finished things off either side of a red card for sub Robbie Simpson for a studs-up challenge on Marek Stech.
Considering the pitch and the weather, the match was entertaining in parts and the home side’s advantage was helped by a lack of discipline in the final fifteen minutes from the visiting Manchester side who lost their cool after getting what they considered to be rough justice from the official, Philip Gibbs.
The win moves Yeovil up into eleventh after there was a weather decimated fixture list of just four games in League One this afternoon.
Yeovil boss Gary Johnson gave a rare start to rugged centre half Richard Hinds who came in for the suspended Dan Burn with Gavin Williams moving to left midfield and James Hayter coming off the bench to line up alongside Paddy Madden up front.
It was the Latics who went ahead in the third minute when Baxter, signed on a four month deal from Premier League side Everton, headed home his ninth goal in twenty games as an Oldham player from a right wing cross. It led only to increase confidence in the visitors and Cristian Montano fired in a rasping shot that whistled past the angle of crossbar and post.
Jean-Yves M’Voto then volleyed over but finally Yeovil woke up and started creating chances of their own. Upson went close with a shot that deflected off a defender and spun over the bar and Byron Webster back-headed a Williams free kick just over.
Yeovil thought they had levelled on 28 minutes but the goal was ruled out for offside. Jamie McAllister’s free kick was nodded on by Hinds to Madden who headed home from an acute angle but the linesman’s flag was raised on the Carlisle frontman for being slightly offside.
After Hayter, Upson and McAllister all had chances, the Glovers finally levelled on 37 minutes. A corner was cleared to Upson and his little burst into the danger area was halted by a trip by M’Voto, referee Gibbs pointing immediately to the spot. Gavin Williams smashed the resulting penalty home despite keeper Dean Bouzanis guessing the right way.
With thirty seconds to go, Yeovil took the lead with what will surely be a contender for “Goal of the Decade”, let alone “Goal of the Season”. Stech threw the ball out to Williams who had to acrobatically control the ball to keep it in on the halfway line. He then advanced with the ball and beat two retreating Latics defenders before unleashing an unstoppable drive high into the top left hand corner of the goal. 
Within a minute, it was nearly advantage Oldham again when Stech had to produce a stunning save to deny Baxter a second with a long range curling effort. Play then switched to the other end when Madden broke, slid the ball to Williams who shot at Bouzanis with Upson’s follow up also blocked.
Upson and Baxter exchanged chances early in the second period as the game picked up where it had left off. Stech then denied Baxter’s audacious forty yard attempt while Joe Edwards volleyed over. The game regularly went from one attack to another with little time for breath in between.
Having brought Dominic Blizzard on for Sam Foley in the first half, Johnson introduced a second sub with Reuben Reid replacing Gavin Williams, the Welshman receiving a standing ovation for his troubles. Soon after, Paul Dickov brought on Robbie Simpson up front to strengthen his attack but it was an all too short afternoon for the former Huddersfield striker.
On 73 minutes, the frontman went in late to win a 50/50 ball with keeper Marek Stech, getting to the ball first but Richard Hinds chased back to clear the loose ball off the line.Yeovil then broke and Upson played the ball through to James Hayter and the striker finished coolly for his twelfth career goal against Oldham, his most prolific opposition. 
Simpson then found himself one-on-one with Stech and lunged in studs up again on the keeper, referee Gibbs deeming this challenge worthy of a straight red card much to the anger of the visiting Latics in the stand and on the pitch. Baxter then was lucky to escape a yellow card when he went down in the box claiming a penalty but his claim was waved away by Gibbs. 
Within four minutes though, it was game, set and match Yeovil as Madden chased down a back pass, forcing the keeper to fluff his clearance. The Carlisle striker fired home into an empty net for his seventh of the season in a Yeovil shirt. Even then, the hosts could have made it five but Edwards volleyed wide and Reid and Hayter also went close.

Match Report : 22/12/2012

A Gavin Williams double and a goal each from James Hayter and Paddy Madden gave Yeovil all three points as they came from behind to beat ten man Oldham Athletic 4-1 at Huish Park this afternoon.
In difficult conditions, Latics top scorer Jose Baxter gave his side a third minute lead but Williams levelled from the penalty spot after Ed Upson was tripped in the box. The Welsh wizard then added his second with a stunning goal right on half time before Hayter and Madden finished things off either side of a red card for sub Robbie Simpson for a studs-up challenge on Marek Stech.
Considering the pitch and the weather, the match was entertaining in parts and the home side’s advantage was helped by a lack of discipline in the final fifteen minutes from the visiting Manchester side who lost their cool after getting what they considered to be rough justice from the official, Philip Gibbs.
The win moves Yeovil up into eleventh after there was a weather decimated fixture list of just four games in League One this afternoon.
Yeovil boss Gary Johnson gave a rare start to rugged centre half Richard Hinds who came in for the suspended Dan Burn with Gavin Williams moving to left midfield and James Hayter coming off the bench to line up alongside Paddy Madden up front.
It was the Latics who went ahead in the third minute when Baxter, signed on a four month deal from Premier League side Everton, headed home his ninth goal in twenty games as an Oldham player from a right wing cross. It led only to increase confidence in the visitors and Cristian Montano fired in a rasping shot that whistled past the angle of crossbar and post.
Jean-Yves M’Voto then volleyed over but finally Yeovil woke up and started creating chances of their own. Upson went close with a shot that deflected off a defender and spun over the bar and Byron Webster back-headed a Williams free kick just over.
Yeovil thought they had levelled on 28 minutes but the goal was ruled out for offside. Jamie McAllister’s free kick was nodded on by Hinds to Madden who headed home from an acute angle but the linesman’s flag was raised on the Carlisle frontman for being slightly offside.
After Hayter, Upson and McAllister all had chances, the Glovers finally levelled on 37 minutes. A corner was cleared to Upson and his little burst into the danger area was halted by a trip by M’Voto, referee Gibbs pointing immediately to the spot. Gavin Williams smashed the resulting penalty home despite keeper Dean Bouzanis guessing the right way.
With thirty seconds to go, Yeovil took the lead with what will surely be a contender for “Goal of the Decade”, let alone “Goal of the Season”. Stech threw the ball out to Williams who had to acrobatically control the ball to keep it in on the halfway line. He then advanced with the ball and beat two retreating Latics defenders before unleashing an unstoppable drive high into the top left hand corner of the goal. 
Within a minute, it was nearly advantage Oldham again when Stech had to produce a stunning save to deny Baxter a second with a long range curling effort. Play then switched to the other end when Madden broke, slid the ball to Williams who shot at Bouzanis with Upson’s follow up also blocked.
Upson and Baxter exchanged chances early in the second period as the game picked up where it had left off. Stech then denied Baxter’s audacious forty yard attempt while Joe Edwards volleyed over. The game regularly went from one attack to another with little time for breath in between.
Having brought Dominic Blizzard on for Sam Foley in the first half, Johnson introduced a second sub with Reuben Reid replacing Gavin Williams, the Welshman receiving a standing ovation for his troubles. Soon after, Paul Dickov brought on Robbie Simpson up front to strengthen his attack but it was an all too short afternoon for the former Huddersfield striker.
On 73 minutes, the frontman went in late to win a 50/50 ball with keeper Marek Stech, getting to the ball first but Richard Hinds chased back to clear the loose ball off the line.Yeovil then broke and Upson played the ball through to James Hayter and the striker finished coolly for his twelfth career goal against Oldham, his most prolific opposition. 
Simpson then found himself one-on-one with Stech and lunged in studs up again on the keeper, referee Gibbs deeming this challenge worthy of a straight red card much to the anger of the visiting Latics in the stand and on the pitch. Baxter then was lucky to escape a yellow card when he went down in the box claiming a penalty but his claim was waved away by Gibbs. 
Within four minutes though, it was game, set and match Yeovil as Madden chased down a back pass, forcing the keeper to fluff his clearance. The Carlisle striker fired home into an empty net for his seventh of the season in a Yeovil shirt. Even then, the hosts could have made it five but Edwards volleyed wide and Reid and Hayter also went close.

GAME ON!

Today’s game against Oldham Athletic is still on despite the heavy rainfall overnight.

As of 1pm there is no pitch inspection planned by the match officials.

DON’T FORGET YOUR COPY!

When you attend the fixture against Oldham Athletic, be sure to pick up a copy of the latest matchday programme.
Loanee Gozie Ugwu is the subject of the main feature interview, with the young forward talking about his loan spell from Reading and how he wishes to go out with a bang in his last few games for Yeovil.
Midfielder Dom Blizzard speaks about his time on the treatment table and how he is keen on returning to the starting line-up.
Former loan player Jonathan Grounds stars in the away section interview.
In addition, the programme takes a look at the club’s away day at Walsall.
There is also all the usual columns from the Manager, Ed Upson, Chris Spittles and Chris Dunlavy.
The programme, priced at £3 is available for purchase from vendors located around the stadium.
Plus if you own a iPad or a iPhone you can now download the programme for £2.49 or take out a Season Pass for just £49.99.
To download the Matchday Digital App on your iPhone or iPad for free now by clicking here. Alternatively simply go to the iTunes App store on your iPhone/iPad and search for ‘Matchday Digital’.

CHRISTMAS CARDS IN THE MARQUEE

 

As part of the Christmas celebrations at Huish Park this year, players and management have signed a number of Yeovil Town Football Club Christmas cards to show their appreciation of the magnificent support of our fans and to wish them a Happy Christmas.

All Yeovil Town supporters that go into the marquee before the Oldham match this Saturday will be given a FREE draw ticket for the chance to have one of these signed cards.

The draw will take place at 2.00pm in the marquee and those with the lucky numbers will receive their signed Christmas card.

The marquee will be open from 12.00pm so come along early and get your draw ticket and the chance to have one of these very special Christmas cards.

PROGRAMME ON YOUR iPHONE

Yeovil Town would like to remind fans that Matchday Digital, the official football programmes app, has now released an iPhone version of their app.
This means that Yeovil Town’s "Green&White" matchday programme is now available to download on to your iPhone as well as your iPad. 
The Matchday Digital App has already proven to be popular amongst Glover’s fans, especially amongst those who are unable to attend a fixture yet want access to the programme.
The slick digital version has all the content of the printed programme but is brought direct to you in the palm of your hand wherever you may be.  
You can make one-off purchases or take out a Season Pass so you are subscribed to the whole season.
The app also offers you the opportunity to download back copies from past games, carry out keyword searches, has a zoom in feature which is particularly great for the iPhone, plus many more features.
Programmes will be made available for purchase worldwide at 3pm on a Saturday and at 7.45pm for a mid-week game and Town supporters can download an individual issue for £2.49 or take out a Season Pass for just £49.99.
Download the Matchday Digital App on your iPhone or iPad for free now by clicking here. Alternatively simply go to the iTunes App store on your iPhone/iPad and search for ‘Matchday Digital’.
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CRANK UP THE VOLUME

Yeovil Town are asking fans to crank up the volume at Huish Park.

To encourage fans to create as much noise as possible, we are asking you to download the free Decibel 10th app on your smart phone. 
Once you have downloaded the app screen grab the result of how high the decibels are around you at the match and email the picture to us here at Huish Park.
To download the app follow this link

YEOVIL 6/4 TO BEAT OLDHAM

Fancy a little flutter this Christmas? Well Bet Butler, the league’s official betting partner, are offering 6/4 for a Yeovil win this weekend against Oldham Athletic.

The draw is 5/2 with Oldham at 21/20 for the away win.

With the team in good spirits after their late comeback at Walsall, and with the manager keen on a good start to the Christmas period you can be sure The Glovers will be up for the battle.

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THIS WEEK’S PRESS TALK

Paul Dickov has admitted he has a selection dilemma for Latics’ npower League One match tomorrow at Yeovil Town. Latics’ manager must decide what to do in the wake of last Saturday’s disappointing home league defeat by Swindon Town Dickov made scathing criticisms of his players in the aftermath of the 2-0 loss at Boundary Park. 
Paul Dickov could have a double boost for Oldham’s trip to Yeovil Town tomorrow. Defender Cliff Byrne and keeper Alex Cisak have both returned to training after suffering injuries during last weekend’s loss against Swindon Town. Byrne departed early with an back injury, while Cisak suffered a gash to the forehead and concussion. Of the two, Byrne would be considered more likely to feature after returning to full training with Cisak’s condition monitored on a daily basis.
Yeovil Town’s players need an arm around their shoulder and a big crowd to succeed, not an empty ground and stern words, according to their manager. The Glovers play their first of four festive games tomorrow when they welcome Oldham Athletic to Huish Park in npower League One.
A foot problem that has required specialist treatment and new boots has been denying Reuben Reid a place in Yeovil Town’s starting XI. After an impressive pre-season and a brace against former club West Bromwich Albion, the summer arrival has since found first-team opportunities hard to come by.
Yeovil Town will be without Fulham loanee Dan Burn after the defender picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in the 2-2 draw with Walsall. Richard Hinds, who has not started a game since 3 November, is likely to deputise for Burns at the back. Oldham goalkeeper Alex Cisak is a doubt after suffering a head injury in last weekend’s home defeat by Swindon. If Cisak is deemed unfit, Dean Bouzanis, who is available again after suspension, will replace him.
Yeovil Town have launched plans for free transport to Leyton Orient next month, aimed at getting a 500-strong green army to back their team in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. The Glovers visit their npower League One rivals on Tuesday, January 8 in the area semi-final and manager Gary Johnson wants a bumper away following to help propel his team a step closer to Wembley.
Coming back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Walsall on Saturday was terrific even though it was not the best of performances. You need to pick up points whenever you can and to score that late equaliser was brilliant. Manager Gary Johnson made some second half substitutions that had a big impact on the game’s result and at the end of the day if the fixture is not going your way you have to make changes. Gary rolled the dice and the substitutes made a difference. The intention has always been this season to have players in the squad that are capable of being close to the starting XI at any point.
Glovers’ supporters are being invited to decorate a Christmas tree at Huish Park during the festive period. Fans can place cards, photos and scarves around the Supporters’ Christmas Wish Tree situated outside the ticket office.
Korey Smith will hold talks with Norwich City about his future this week following the end of his Yeovil Town loan. The industrious midfielder has made 18 appearances in three months with the Glovers, having an initial month’s stay extended in October.

JUNIOR GLOVERS TRIP

The Junior Glovers have arranged a trip to watch Southampton v Chelsea on Saturday 5 January 2013.  

The coach will leave Huish Park at 11.00am and return to Huish Park at approx 7.00pm.

 

The cost of the trip will be £12 for Junior Glovers and £38 for adults. This trip is only open to Junior Glovers and priority will be given to them over adult tickets.  All children will be supervised.  The cost includes ticket and coach travel.

 

If you would like to watch Premiership teams in action please e-mail m.cottle@homecall.co.uk

CHRISTMAS PRESENT IDEAS

Still got those last minute Christmas presents to buy?

Here’s two ideas that might hit the button with your man ladies.
First there’s a years subscription to Glovers Player still available for only £39.99. Just go to the Glovers Player button at the top of that page. It’s as easy as that.
And what about a half season ticket? 

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

KIDS FOR A QUID THIS WEEKEND

Don’t forget this weekend’s match against Oldham Athletic is a designated "Kids for a quid" match.

So come on ladies send the old man off to football with the kids and have a peaceful trip around the shops!!! 

FREE TRAVEL TO LEYTON ORIENT

Yeovil Town Football Club has come up with a new initiative for their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Area Semi-Final match against Leyton Orient on Tuesday 8th.January, kick off 7.00pm.

The club are hoping to get 500 supporters to follow and support them at Brisbane Road, Leyton Orient.

Manager Gary Johnson will be paying for one bus to transport supporters free of charge down to London while major shareholders John Fry and Norman Hayward will also sponsor a bus each.

Directors and players will be doing the same and we hope to get buses individually sponsored so the club can take 500 supporters free of charge to support them in this very very important area semi final.

The club see this competition as massive and if they can eventually get to Wembley all this effort will be seen as worthwhile.

Manager Gary Johnson said of the scheme “It would be great if supporters will play a part in this great initiative.

“Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for over 65’s and £1 for under 18’s and hopefully with it being an early kick off  (7.00pm) people won’t be getting back as late as they may have thought.

“But we need you there and we need the noise and the support that 500 supporters can generate so let’s give ourselves every chance.”

Supporters will be able to book their place on a bus when they purchase their tickets and the tickets will be available at the Huish Park Ticket Office from 27th December at 10.00 am

So let’s roar The Glovers on another step closer to a Wembley Final.

 

IT’S SANTA HATS TIME!

Gary Johnson and the first team squad lined up for their traditional Christmas time photo at Huish Park.

Needless to say the message was "A Happy Christmas to all our supporters"

THE LADS VISIT YEOVIL HOSPITAL

Gary Johnson took some of the lads up to the children’s ward at Yeovil General Hospital on Tuesday for their regular Christmas visit.

After giving the resident patients some goody bags the lads posed for some pictures.

LADIES BACK ON TRACK

YEOVIL Town Ladies turned on the style to beat strugglers Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at Wells on Sunday. The Premier league, Southern Division’s bottom placed side are fighting for their lives at the moment and have a habit of starting to grind out the results at this time of the season, so this was a fine victory for the Glovers. This was their third straight league win for the girls, and was gained as a result of goals from Justine Lorton and Laura Bray, seeing the team strengthen their hold on third place in the table. 
“We put a fine performance this afternoon, and it was another three valuable points on the board ” joint manager Nigel Williams said after the match. “Today we set out to attack QPR. I have seen our team in many games this season allowing others too much respect in the first period of games. Today we were in control from the start, and set about our business from the first whistle. And although losing the toss put pressure on us, with QPR pushing us back into own half, we were winning the ball back very quickly. That set the standard and wave after wave of attacking play came our way. Justine Lorton used all her experience to control the game, sitting off the front two and playing some great balls around, stretching the opposition with passing that was showing a full range of her ability.
”QPR tried to give us problems down the right, but Mitch (Michelle Keehan) was up to all that they could throw at her and deservedly won the Player of the game trophy (unsponsored at this time by the way).”
Nigel talked proudly of the team today. “We had something to prove today,” he said. “QPR are a great team and this season has seen us draw with them at their place twice, once in the league and once in the league cup. On both occasions we should have taken the points, and today we deserved the points. I cannot speak highly enough of the performance. We controlled the game with confidence today, and that is how we need to continue this season. 
”Our first goal came from a brilliant run in from captain Rach Edwards. Picking up the ball on the edge of her own area she drove right at the QPR defence. Coming to an end when QPR managed to hold her up on the edge of their penalty area she delivered the ball to Justine Lorton who spun and struck the ball wide of the keeper into the bottom left hand corner. We never were rarely under pressure, and played the game out to half time and could have had another couple of goals but for a good period by QPR’s ‘keeper. 
”We came out for the second half and continued where we had left off. More attacking play saw QPR penned back into their half, with us entering into all-out attack. Our second goal came from a delivery from the right into a crowded area. A flick from cookie (Katie Cooke) then saw the ball fall nicely for Laura Bray, who continued her good scoring this season with a spin and toe poke into the net. This settled us into some fine passing moves, keeping possession of the ball when needed, and from then on the game never looked in doubt.” 
Nigel continued. “It is always a nervous time when you are only 1–0, with a good break from the opposition potentially cancelling it out,” he said. “The second goal today gave us the platform we needed to see out the game and allowed us to rest players and have a look at others.
”We saw some good football today on a pitch that was cut up from the weather, and previously played on this weekend. From the back to our front players everyone deserves credit for this result. We have the points we wanted, and the girls played the game that we asked them to. A good day at the office!”
Yeovil Town Ladies: Simkin, Brazell, Edwards, Williams, Keehan, Radburn, Wensley, Pearson, Lorton (Whitton – 68), Cook, (Sage – 75), Bray 
Goals: Lorton (42), Bray (79) 
Referee: Robin Connolly (Somerset)
Next Match: Away to Colne Valley Ladies in the second round propper of the FA Women’s Cup – 06 January 2013, 1.00pm kick off. The Broadway, Laleham, Staines. 
Nigel Williams was talking to Ali King 

EAST COKER MOSAICS

Darren Way and Ed Upson went along to East Coker Primary School last week to help launch the children’s Christmas mosaic competition. 

As you can see from our pictures the children had all entered into the spirit of the competition with lots of different ideas of what would be a winning entry.

WEEKEND’S PRESS TALK

Saddlers’ boss, Dean Smith has reflected on our 2-2 home draw with Yeovil Town as we let a two-goal lead slip. "It’s a kick in the stomach," he said. "We did enough to win this game but unfortunately we didn’t get the three points. I felt that we defended well and restricted them to very few chances. It was a mistake that led to their first goal and then we didn’t defend a set-piece properly for their equaliser, which was disappointing. I can’t fault the lads’ work-rate; they gave it all they had and even after they pulled a goal back we defended in the right areas. We had to take it on the chin; as a group we are hurting, but we know that we did enough to have won this game and now we have to make sure that we are ready for the next game and take the things that we did well into that."
The Saddlers returned to home action for the visit of Yeovil Town. There was a chance for Will Grigg within the opening two minutes when he broke through only for his effort to be pushed away by the visiting ‘keeper. After a bright start, Walsall took a deserved lead when a ball from the right found its way across to Jamie Paterson on the far side and he placed the ball into the far corner to make it 1-0. Another inviting ball into the danger zone, this time from Paterson on the left, was only half-cleared as far as Sam Mantom just outside the area and he dipped an effort just over.
Players who escape the first half of the season with only five bookings should be rewarded with a medal, not punished by suspension, according to Gary Johnson. Yeovil Town will be without Fulham loan defender Dan Burn to face Oldham Athletic next weekend after he picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Walsall.
Sam Foley’s last-minute leveller salvaged an unlikely and undeserved point for Yeovil Town away to a Walsall team who had looked poised for their first win in 16. The Saddlers eased into a 2-0 lead, profiting from an abject Glovers’ performance that should have been punished with defeat in npower League One.
Gary Johnson has told his players that they are not wanted at Yeovil Town if they believe 14th in npower League One is acceptable. The Glovers’ manager believed his team dropped two points when only last gasp strikes from Reuben Reid and Sam Foley prevented Walsall from earning their first win in 16 outings.
Dean Smith blamed last-minute mistakes for his Walsall side wasting a two-goal lead and having to settle for a 2-2 draw against Yeovil. The result meant the Saddlers winless run was extended to a worrying 16 matches. Smith said: "We have done everything but win that game. The only way I could see them (Yeovil) scoring was from a mistake or set piece and that’s what happened.
Yeovil boss Gary Johnson was disappointed with his team’s performance for 80 minutes in the 2-2 draw at Walsall. The Saddlers were two goals to the good thanks to Jamie Paterson and Will Grigg and appeared set to end a 15-match run without a win in all competitions. But substitute Reuben Reid reduced the arrears before Sam Foley snatched a point for the Glovers in the final minute. 
Korey Smith will return to Norwich City after Yeovil Town’s clash at Walsall this afternoon with talks on his future scheduled for next week. The industrious midfielder has made 18 appearances in three months with the Glovers, having an initial month’s loan extended in October. However, Saturday’s npower League One meeting in the Midlands could be Smith’s last in green and white hoops as he plans talks with Canaries’ manager Chris Hughton.
Gary Johnson wants energy on and off the pitch to match his ambitions to progress Yeovil Town further. In almost a year since his return the manager believes he has transformed the Glovers from relegation fighters to a side capable of battling for a play-off spot. However, the former Bristol City boss said it was up to the rest of the club to pull in the same direction if they were to maintain what he hopes is a consistent upward spiral.
Assistant manager Terry Skiverton has warned Yeovil Town they must not become the first team to lose to Walsall in 16 games. The Glovers head to the Midlands in npower League One with their hosts searching for their first victory since the end of September. A run of seven defeats and eight draws has seen the Saddlers plummet to perilously above the bottom four and Skiverton was determined that the poor form was extended.

FOLEY STRIKE EARNS LATE POINT

Yeovil Town produced a stirring comeback from two goals down to Walsall to snatch a 2-2 draw at the Banks’s Stadium this afternoon.

 

Jamie Paterson and Will Grigg had put the Saddlers two goals up; heady territory for a side that hadn’t won for fifteen games. And so it proved as Glovers sub Reuben Reid pulled a goal back on 77 minutes before Sam Foley grabbed a late, late leveller as time was running out to earn Town only their third draw in 22 league matches this season.

 

It was an amazing turnaround for the Somerset side who had appeared to have blown their chance of taking anything from a game against a side in a dire run of form. But credit to the side who pulled a point out of the bag when it looked unlikely and produced the spirit and determination to take something from the fixture.

 

Boss Gary Johnson, in charge for his 50th match since returning to the club last January, opted to keep the same squad of seventeen that played out a goalless draw against Notts County last weekend. Keanu Marsh-Brown, who missed the Magpies draw through suspension, picked up an ankle knock so missed out again as the same eleven started this afternoon.

 

Marek Stech was called into action early doors when he saved from Will Grigg who had burst clear from Yeovil’s defence but he was helpless on thirteen minutes when the Saddlers took the lead. Febian Brandy broke down the right flank and pulled the ball back for Jamie Paterson to sweep home his fifth goal of the season.

 

Walsall seemed content to play as an away side normally would, allowing Yeovil possession while utilising a 4-5-1 formation before then counter-attacking through the options of Brandy and Craig Westcarr on either flank.

 

Daniel Burn was then given a yellow card for a late challenge; his fifth of the campaign means he will miss next Saturday’s home game with Oldham.

 

Despite enjoying plenty of the ball,  it was from a set piece that the Glovers thought they had levelled on 21 minutes, the decision to rule out looking suspect. Jamie McAllister pumped a long free kick forward centrally and Burn jumped with home keeper Aaron McCarey, the ball ending up in the net off the underside of the crossbar. Referee Tony Bates though disallowed the goal for a foul on the keeper.

 

Sixty seconds later, the Glovers came close again to equalising when Paddy Madden toe poked the ball across goal but Joe Edwards was denied by a last ditch clearance at the back post. There then followed a spell in the game where neither side troubled each other’s keeper before a brief flurry from Walsall as the interval approached.

 

Paterson almost added his second when he curled a free kick a yard over the bar; Westcarr then saw a shot deflected on its way to goal and James Chambers set up Paterson who shot narrowly wide.

 

The first fifteen minutes was only notable by a pair of yellow cards for Town’s McAllister and Ed Upson before manager Johnson decided he had seen enough and withdrew Upson and Madden to be replaced by the twin strike force of Reuben Reid and James Hayter on the hour. The change meant that Williams switched to right midfield, allowing Edwards to come inside to a more central berth.

 

Brandy almost scored a second at the halfway point, getting across his man at the near post from Andy Taylor’s corner and flicking a header just wide of Stech’s goal but the hosts weren’t to be denied and made it 2-0 five minutes later. Brandy outpaced the Town defence and squared the ball for Will Grigg to cut back and finish neatly for his fifth strike of the campaign.

 

The visitors weren’t two behind for long, just six minutes in fact as Sam Foley crossed the ball perfectly for sub Reid to slide in and net from six yards out for goal number seven of the season against the side he scored six times on loan for in season 2010/11.

 

Gozie Ugwu came on for Korey Smith with ten minutes of normal time remaining and Town had a shout at a leveller with Burn glancing a header wide from an inswinging free kick by Williams.

 

And just as it looked like Yeovil would head back down the M5 pointless, up popped that man Sam Foley to score from close range after McAllister’s free kick bounced loose in the area, Foley nipping in to convert his sixth goal of the season and celebrating in front of the 231 Glovers fans in the away area.

Picture by Alex James/JMP

Match Report : 15/12/2012

Yeovil Town produced a stirring comeback from two goals down to Walsall to snatch a 2-2 draw at the Banks’s Stadium this afternoon.

 

Jamie Paterson and Will Grigg had put the Saddlers two goals up; heady territory for a side that hadn’t won for fifteen games. And so it proved as Glovers sub Reuben Reid pulled a goal back on 77 minutes before Sam Foley grabbed a late, late leveller as time was running out to earn Town only their third draw in 22 league matches this season.

 

It was an amazing turnaround for the Somerset side who had appeared to have blown their chance of taking anything from a game against a side in a dire run of form. But credit to the side who pulled a point out of the bag when it looked unlikely and produced the spirit and determination to take something from the fixture.

 

Boss Gary Johnson, in charge for his 50th match since returning to the club last January, opted to keep the same squad of seventeen that played out a goalless draw against Notts County last weekend. Keanu Marsh-Brown, who missed the Magpies draw through suspension, picked up an ankle knock so missed out again as the same eleven started this afternoon.

 

Marek Stech was called into action early doors when he saved from Will Grigg who had burst clear from Yeovil’s defence but he was helpless on thirteen minutes when the Saddlers took the lead. Febian Brandy broke down the right flank and pulled the ball back for Jamie Paterson to sweep home his fifth goal of the season.

 

Walsall seemed content to play as an away side normally would, allowing Yeovil possession while utilising a 4-5-1 formation before then counter-attacking through the options of Brandy and Craig Westcarr on either flank.

 

Daniel Burn was then given a yellow card for a late challenge; his fifth of the campaign means he will miss next Saturday’s home game with Oldham.

 

Despite enjoying plenty of the ball,  it was from a set piece that the Glovers thought they had levelled on 21 minutes, the decision to rule out looking suspect. Jamie McAllister pumped a long free kick forward centrally and Burn jumped with home keeper Aaron McCarey, the ball ending up in the net off the underside of the crossbar. Referee Tony Bates though disallowed the goal for a foul on the keeper.

 

Sixty seconds later, the Glovers came close again to equalising when Paddy Madden toe poked the ball across goal but Joe Edwards was denied by a last ditch clearance at the back post. There then followed a spell in the game where neither side troubled each other’s keeper before a brief flurry from Walsall as the interval approached.

 

Paterson almost added his second when he curled a free kick a yard over the bar; Westcarr then saw a shot deflected on its way to goal and James Chambers set up Paterson who shot narrowly wide.

 

The first fifteen minutes was only notable by a pair of yellow cards for Town’s McAllister and Ed Upson before manager Johnson decided he had seen enough and withdrew Upson and Madden to be replaced by the twin strike force of Reuben Reid and James Hayter on the hour. The change meant that Williams switched to right midfield, allowing Edwards to come inside to a more central berth.

 

Brandy almost scored a second at the halfway point, getting across his man at the near post from Andy Taylor’s corner and flicking a header just wide of Stech’s goal but the hosts weren’t to be denied and made it 2-0 five minutes later. Brandy outpaced the Town defence and squared the ball for Will Grigg to cut back and finish neatly for his fifth strike of the campaign.

 

The visitors weren’t two behind for long, just six minutes in fact as Sam Foley crossed the ball perfectly for sub Reid to slide in and net from six yards out for goal number seven of the season against the side he scored six times on loan for in season 2010/11.

 

Gozie Ugwu came on for Korey Smith with ten minutes of normal time remaining and Town had a shout at a leveller with Burn glancing a header wide from an inswinging free kick by Williams.

 

And just as it looked like Yeovil would head back down the M5 pointless, up popped that man Sam Foley to score from close range after McAllister’s free kick bounced loose in the area, Foley nipping in to convert his sixth goal of the season and celebrating in front of the 231 Glovers fans in the away area.

TEAM NEWS FROM WALSALL

Manager Gary Johnson has stuck with the same starting eleven that drew 0-0 with Notts County last weekend.

 

He starts with Gavin Williams pairing Paddy Madden up front and with a central midfield pairing of Ed Upson and Korey Smith.

 

Yeovil Town: Stech; Ayling, Burn, Webster, McAllister; Edwards, Smith, Upson, Foley; Williams, Madden.

SUPPORTERS WISHING TREE

Yeovil Town would like to turn the Christmas Tree situated next to the Ticket Office into a Supporter’s Christmas Wish Tree.

Supporters are invited to put their wishes, Christmas Cards, Photos, Scarves in fact anything they think suitable on the tree which will have a string around the tree to drape their wishes, memorability etc on.
Let’s turn the tree into an inspiration to the whole team in the coming weeks and months. 

DIGITAL GREEN&WHITE ON iPHONE

 

We are delighted to announce that Matchday Digital the official football programmes app has now released an iPhone version of their app meaning that Yeovil Town’s programme is now available to download on to your iPhone as well as your iPad.

The Matchday Digital App has already proven to be popular amongst Yeovil Town fans, especially amongst those who are unable to attend a fixture yet want access to the programme. We are delighted that we can extend the reach of our programme out even further so that fans can be a part of the game no matter where they are.

The slick digital version has all the content of the printed programme but is brought direct to you in the palm of your hand wherever you may be.  You can make one-off purchases or take out a Season Pass so you are subscribed to the whole season. The app also offers you the opportunity to download back copies from past games, carry out keyword searches, has a zoom in feature which is particularly great for the iPhone, plus many more features.

Programmes will be made available for purchase worldwide at kick off time on the day of the game and Yeovil Town supporters can download an individual issue at £2.49 or take out a Season Pass for £49.99.

To celebrate the launch of the app we are offering you the chance to download a free sampler version of the Wycombe Johnstone’s Paint Trophy programme so why not give it a try.

Download the Matchday Digital App on your iPhone or iPad for free now by clicking here. Alternatively simply go to the iTunes App store on your iPhone/iPad and search for ‘Matchday Digital’.

CHRISTMAS TRAVEL DETAILS

Listed below are the latest travel details from the Green and White Supporters Club.

Wednesday 26th December 2012

Bournemouth

Departs Football Club only: 11.30am

Members: £10.00 Conc:£10.00

Non Members: £12.00 Conc: £12.00

 

Saturday 29th December 2012

Portsmouth

Departs Football Club only: 10.30am

Members: £15.00 Conc:£13.00

Non Members: £17.00 Conc: £15.00

 

Saturday 12th January 2013

Sheffield United

Departs Bus Station: 7.15am

Departs Football Club only: 7.30am

Members: £26.00 Conc:£24.00

Non Members: £28.00 Conc: £26.00G

EARLY KICK OFF FOR JPT SEMI

Leyton Orient v Yeovil Town

Tuesday 8 January 2012. Kick Off 7pm

Would all supporters please note the early kick off time.

 

Prices will be as for our previous JPT matches as follows:

 

Adults           £10

Concessions   £5

Under 18       £1

LADIES IN POMPEY DEFEAT

YEOVIL Town Ladies finished their FA Women’s League Cup group matches with a disappointing 3-2 defeat at National League Portsmouth on Sunday. Stacey Pearson and Laura Bray grabbed the Glovers goals, both coming late on with the team already 3-0 down. 
This gave the girls hope of a late equaliser, but in the end they had to settle for defeat, although they could still progress to the knock out stages of the competition as one of four best third placed teams. The Premier League are yet to confirm who these teams are. 
“The first half was all about Portsmouth, and we were happy to come in 2-0 down,” joint manager Nigel Williams said after the match. “The home team who play in the national league, showed all their quality and ability to put attack after attack together. 
Their movement off the ball gave options all over the pitch and we, although going two down, showed great courage, with our back four throwing everything into defending our goal. In goal Player of the game, Rach Simkin (Dodge) made some good saves and showed her quality in between the posts. 
”Portsmouth’s first goal came from a cross into the box going over a number of players, and then came back in at the far post. This gave them a cushion and they moved the ball around and drew us into a foul just on the edge of the box. Up steps ex-Yeovil Town Player Jemma Tewkesbury who always could strike a dead ball well, to make it 2-0 with a well-placed drive into the bottom right corner of the net. 
”We continued to play our kind of football, and we will not change our focus. We want a footballing side, we want the players to get the ball down and play a passing possession game. Some of what we did in the first half showed signs of us being able to compete at an even higher level than we are at the moment, but I think the girls needed to believe in themselves more. 
” When we did play quickly we made some good attacking opportunities, but in the first half it was not enough. We needed to work harder and close down quicker so not giving opponents the chance to play. In the final third we did not get in behind the defence and gave the ‘keeper a very boring first half. 
”What is great about our side is the response they give Sarah (Lawler) and I. At half time we did not need to tell them they had not played well; You don’t batter players when they have their own understanding that on the pitch they had not done themselves any justice. You work as a partnership and give instructions to make a difference to the way they play. 
We are all in this together and therefore Sarah and I made a change at half time to strengthen us at the back. This started allowing us to win the ball a lot more, but we were holding possession and played out from the back. 
”Portsmouth’s third goal came against the run of play and actually they did not deserve that one, but it kicked us to step up again. We made a further change in midfield, bringing on Stacey Pearson. Taking up the right wing spot she worked well with Manners (Emma Brazell), thus giving us more width, helping to combine and release Manners from the right back area with some overlaps.
”We were playing some good football, with play from the left almost mirroring the right side. This saw Mitch (Keehan) deliver into the box for Stace to come in off the wing almost into the centre forward area and finish with her head to make it 3-1. 
ladiesWe made another change to put even more pressure on the back four, and a brilliant through ball had the Portsmouth defence stretched. Laura’s speed up front took her beyond the defence and she calmly took the ball around the ‘keeper to slot it home.
“We continued to push them right up until the end. Portsmouth were also making some good plays down the right, but were not able to gain momentum again and we were on top. Unfortunately they knew this and for the last part of the game they just played into the corners. Strength kept it there, and I think it ended with them having six or seven throw ins where we were trying to win the ball back.
”In all honesty Portsmouth deserved the win. It might have been different if we had not given them the head start that we did by not turning up for the first half. However, we take encouragement from the game and that is that when we could have rolled over and given up we fought hard to get back into the game and proved ourselves in the second half. We take that performance into next week’s game against QPR at Wells City’s Ground. 
”At this point in time we have to wait and see if we have qualified for the national knock round of the league cup, but we have put ourselves in a good position with the second half performance. What we did during this league Cup league format has been impressive with some great performances at home and away. Hopefully by the time this interview goes to print I might be smiling a lot more if we have qualified. 
”When you look back and analyse performances where we should have taken points we will learn and come back stronger in the next game. We have made two good signings this week and when clearances come through this week on them; we will make the announcement hopefully by Thursday when we have tied up the business side of the club. These are exciting times.” 
Yeovil Town Ladies – Simkin, Brazell, Edwards, Keehan, Grogen (Hannam – 45) Bray, Radburn, Wensley, Cornwall (Pearson – 70) Lorton, Rapp, (Locke – 70) 
Goals: Stacey Pearson (80), Laura Bray (83) 
Referee: Colin Hopkins (Hampshire) 
Next Match: Home to Queens Park Rangers Ladies – 16 November 2012, 2pm kick off. Wells City FC 
Nigel Williams was talking to Ali King 

WEEKEND’S PRESS TALK

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson will treat the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy area semi-final clash with Leyton Orient as the second half of a double header. The Glovers will travel to the Matchroom Stadium during the week beginning January 7 just days after hosting Russell Slade’s team on New Year’s Day.
Watford’s Dale Bennett has had his loan spell cut short with the Glovers after picking up a back injury which forced him to return to the London club. The defender had only made one substitute appearance for the Green & Whites before he had his loan curtailed.
Keith Curle felt that the Magpies fully deserved the point gained at Huish Park on Saturday afternoon. Notts faced Yeovil Town in a tricky encounter that saw both sides create good chances to win the game. Top showings from goalkeepers at both ends of the pitch ensured that the match finished goalless. Curle was pleased with his team’s efforts on a pitch that made it tough for them to play passing football.
Bartosz Bialkowski’s heroics ensured Notts County escaped from Yeovil Town with a point in npower League One. Yeovil had targeted closing the gap on their play-off hopeful visitors and certainly provedd the better side during a pulsating goal-less draw at Huish Park.
Notts County manager Keith Curle hailed goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski’s performance after seeing his side draw 0-0 at Yeovil. The away-day specialists survived a second-half barrage at Huish Park to earn a point in their League One play-off charge. The Magpies are now unbeaten in six league games and have not lost on the road since Curle took charge in February.
Yeovil manager Gary Johnson believed his side were denied a goal in the 0-0 draw with Notts County. Johnson felt Dan Burn’s second-half header crossed the line but referee Andrew Madley adjudged it did not. The Londoner said: "I think there was a header where their goalkeeper saved it off the line. We will have to look at the video because we genuinely felt it was over.
Bartosz Bialkowski was Notts County’s hero today. The Magpies drew 0-0 at Yeovil Town in League One – and were indebted to their goalkeeper, who made four great saves in the second half to deny the Glovers and make sure Notts extended their record unbeaten away run to 21 games. The Magpies were boosted by the return of Dean Leacock to the heart of their defence at Huish Park, after he missed their FA Cup draw against Rotherham United through suspension.

BENNETT RETURNS TO WATFORD

Watford defender Dale Bennett has had his loan spell ended early and returned to the London club.

The loan defender has returned to his parent club early with a back injury after only making one substitute appearance for the Glovers.

REPORT: YTFC v NCFC

Yeovil Town and Notts County battled out a thrilling 0-0 draw at a cold Huish Park stadium this afternoon.
Both sides had enough chances to win the match at a canter but with both keepers on top of their game and both sets of defenders defending with their lives, a draw always seemed the most likely result between two sides with playoff ambitions.
Alan Judge went closest for County with a shot that missed the far post by inches while visiting keeper Bartosz Bialkowski produced a brilliant diving save to deny Dan Burn’s header from a corner as both sides entertained the pre-Christmas crowd with a fizzing match that flowed from end-to-end but was frequently halted by an inconsistent display of refereeing by official Andrew Madley who booked seven players, five from the visiting Magpies.
Yeovil manager Gary Johnson had lost winger Keanu Marsh-Brown through suspension so moved to bring back Paddy Madden after the striker missed the Reid, James Hayter and Gozie Ugwu all had to be content with places on the bench.
There was drama right from the off as Luke Ayling was booked for bringing down Jeff Hughes right outside the box after just twenty seconds. The free kick was blocked and Chris Iwelumo’s follow up also was deflected. Neal Bishop then saw his shot saved by the legs of Marek Stech a minute later as the game got off to a frantic start.
Byron Webster and Ed Upson both saw efforts fly over the crossbar as the Glovers retaliated quickly and Iwelumo wasted a glorious opportunity when he miskicked in front of goal from Alan Sheehan’s ball into the area. The game continued to ebb and flow; Sam Foley volleyed wide, Ed Upson headed over and Joe Edwards curled a shot just wide of the far post while at the other end, Bishop headed a Alan Judge free kick into the side netting.
County’s physical side was entering more and more into proceedings with Gavin Mahon booked for lunging in on Edwards and Bishop yellow-carded for an accumulation of fouls, ending in one on Upson. Stech then denied Yoann Arquin with a fantastic save before Dean Leacock became the third County player in the referee’s notebook for clattering into Foley.
Upson was then denied by a brilliant save from Bialkowski in the County goal after being set up by Foley’s slide rule pass and both Williams and Edwards also went close in the early stages of the second half. It was then that referee Madley came to prominence, booking three more players including Foley for simulation which baffled everyone at the ground as he was about to pull the trigger on a shot.
Judge and Sheehan both saw yellows in close time and Sheehan was lucky not to see a second yellow, and subsequent red, when he dived down on the left flank. Referee Madley indicated it was a dive but inexplicably refused to show the inevitable second yellow that would have seen the player dismissed.
Burn then thought he had given the Glovers the lead when his header from a McAllister corner was magnificently saved by Polish keeper Bialkowski despite many Yeovil players believing the ball had crossed the line. Judge then went even closer with a pulled shot across goal that shaved the outside of the post.
The last twenty minutes were as frantic as the first seventy with both sides going for it. Madden volleyed at Bialkowski when a yard either side of him would have seen the deadlock broken but the game ended in stalemate despite there being twenty shots and sixteen corners; Yeovil the better team but County able to extend their unbeaten away record to twenty games.

Match Report : 08/12/2012

Yeovil Town and Notts County battled out a thrilling 0-0 draw at a cold Huish Park stadium this afternoon.
Both sides had enough chances to win the match at a canter but with both keepers on top of their game and both sets of defenders defending with their lives, a draw always seemed the most likely result between two sides with playoff ambitions.
Alan Judge went closest for County with a shot that missed the far post by inches while visiting keeper Bartosz Bialkowski produced a brilliant diving save to deny Dan Burn’s header from a corner as both sides entertained the pre-Christmas crowd with a fizzing match that flowed from end-to-end but was frequently halted by an inconsistent display of refereeing by official Andrew Madley who booked seven players, five from the visiting Magpies.
Yeovil manager Gary Johnson had lost winger Keanu Marsh-Brown through suspension so moved to bring back Paddy Madden after the striker missed the Reid, James Hayter and Gozie Ugwu all had to be content with places on the bench.
There was drama right from the off as Luke Ayling was booked for bringing down Jeff Hughes right outside the box after just twenty seconds. The free kick was blocked and Chris Iwelumo’s follow up also was deflected. Neal Bishop then saw his shot saved by the legs of Marek Stech a minute later as the game got off to a frantic start.
Byron Webster and Ed Upson both saw efforts fly over the crossbar as the Glovers retaliated quickly and Iwelumo wasted a glorious opportunity when he miskicked in front of goal from Alan Sheehan’s ball into the area. The game continued to ebb and flow; Sam Foley volleyed wide, Ed Upson headed over and Joe Edwards curled a shot just wide of the far post while at the other end, Bishop headed a Alan Judge free kick into the side netting.
County’s physical side was entering more and more into proceedings with Gavin Mahon booked for lunging in on Edwards and Bishop yellow-carded for an accumulation of fouls, ending in one on Upson. Stech then denied Yoann Arquin with a fantastic save before Dean Leacock became the third County player in the referee’s notebook for clattering into Foley.
Upson was then denied by a brilliant save from Bialkowski in the County goal after being set up by Foley’s slide rule pass and both Williams and Edwards also went close in the early stages of the second half. It was then that referee Madley came to prominence, booking three more players including Foley for simulation which baffled everyone at the ground as he was about to pull the trigger on a shot.
Judge and Sheehan both saw yellows in close time and Sheehan was lucky not to see a second yellow, and subsequent red, when he dived down on the left flank. Referee Madley indicated it was a dive but inexplicably refused to show the inevitable second yellow that would have seen the player dismissed.
Burn then thought he had given the Glovers the lead when his header from a McAllister corner was magnificently saved by Polish keeper Bialkowski despite many Yeovil players believing the ball had crossed the line. Judge then went even closer with a pulled shot across goal that shaved the outside of the post.
The last twenty minutes were as frantic as the first seventy with both sides going for it. Madden volleyed at Bialkowski when a yard either side of him would have seen the deadlock broken but the game ended in stalemate despite there being twenty shots and sixteen corners; Yeovil the better team but County able to extend their unbeaten away record to twenty games.

ONE CHANGE FOR GLOVERS

Manager Gary Johnson has made one change from the winning side that beat Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday evening.

Striker Paddy Madden who was cup tied for the mid-week fixture returns in place of James Hayter.
Yeovil Town: Stech; Ayling, Webster, Burn, McAllister; Edwards, Upson, Smith, Foley; Williams, Madden.

IT’S ORIENT IN THE SEMI’S

Yeovil Town have been drawn against Leyton Orient in the Southern Area Semi-Final of the Johnston’s Paint Trophy.

Matches are scheduled to be played week commencing 7th. January.
The draw, which took place on Soccer AM this morning, means that the two teams will have an opportunity to size each other up on New Year’s Day when the team meet at Huish Park.
The Full Draw is:
Coventry City vs Bury or Preston North End

Crewe Alexandra vs Bradford City

Oxford United vs Southend United

Leyton Orient vs Yeovil Town

NOTTS COUNTY TICKET OFFER

Yeovil Town fans can save money on their tickets for Saturday’s clash with Notts County by buying this week’s Western Gazette.
  
The Glovers have teamed up with the award-winning newspaper to offer cheaper admissions to the npower League One encounter at Huish Park on Saturday, as well as discount in the club shop.
All supporters have to do is cut out and fill in two vouchers to be printed at the foot of the Western Gazette’s Yeovil Town pages and present them at the club.
The special offer that forms part of the Glovers’ Target 5 initiative aimed at boosting average gates to 5,000 people gives you £5 off an adult ticket and £3 off concessions, young persons and junior tickets.
Buying this week’s newspaper will also entitle you to 20 per cent off prices in the official Yeovil Town shop.

DON’T FORGET YOUR COPY

This week’s issue of Green&White is full of great interviews and features.
The main interview is right-back Luke Ayling, we also chat to Nathan Ralph about his return from his injury.
Notts County player Alan Judge features in the visitors section, plus the usual columns from Ed Upson, Martin McConachie and Chris Dunlavy you are sure to enjoy this edition.
You can also download the programme via the matchday digital app on your iPad. More details can be found here

GARY, SCREWFIX AND THE BOLT CROPPERS!!

Gary Johnson and the Jolly Green Giant would not have been out of place on a Police raid yesterday when the Gaffer turned up to officials open the new Screwfix Store on Lysander Road, Yeovil armed with some heavy duty bolt croppers!!

But fear not this was not a case of taking a bolt cropper to smash a nut just having the right kit for the job which of course you can all get from the new Screwfix!!

THIS WEEK’S PRESS TALK

Yeovil Town must repay their supporters’ faith by showing greater effort at Huish Park according to keeper Marek Stech. The Glovers return to home soil tonight to face Wycombe Wanderers in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, ten days after a dismal 3-1 npower League One loss to Carlisle United.
Wycombe midfielder Matt Spring was shown a straight red card in the 28th minute for a challenge on Gavin Williams and the Chairboys found themselves 2-0 down at the break thanks to efforts from Ed Upson and Sam Foley. Chairboys were second best in the first half, but were much improved after the break and Matt McClure crashed a shot against the bar as they looked for a way back into the contest. Marvin McCoy returned to the Wycombe line-up for the first time since fracturing a fibula and damaging ankle ligaments in the Capital One Cup game at Watford back in early August. Matt Spring, Jesse Kewley-Graham, Ade Azeez and Junior Morias also started, while Yeovil had former Wanderers loanee Marek Stech in goal and Reuben Reid amongst their substitutes.
Yeovil eased into the southern semi-finals of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with a comfortable 2-0 win over 10-man Wycombe. First half goals from Ed Upson and Sam Foley ensured Gary Johnson’s side avoided an upset against the League Two Chairboys, who had Matt Spring sent off in the first half. The Glovers started the game brightly, with Byron Webster, James Hayter and Upson all spurning early chances. 
Two first half goals were enough to effortlessly send Yeovil Town into the next round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at the expense of Wycombe Wanderers. The hosts barely broke sweat at Huish Park in front of just 1,771 fans as the Chairboys offered little resistance to their npower League One opposition.
Gary Johnson was upset his Yeovil side didn’t put Wycombe to the sword after the Glovers eased into the next round of the JPT. The Somerset side booked their place in the southern area semi-finals after first half goals from midfield duo Ed Upson and Sam Foley saw off the Chairboys, who had Matt Spring sent off after half an hour.
Manager Gary Johnson says his Yeovil players still need to improve despite progressing to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy area semi-finals for the first time in their history. Goals from Ed Upson and Sam Foley gave them a 2-0 win over 10-man Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday. But Johnson told BBC Somerset: "Some of the lads in that dressing room deserve to be there, but one or two don’t. A couple of the lads haven’t got what we are after at the moment." 
Gary Johnson has conceded some of his Yeovil Town players are under-performing and that work has to be done to bring the squad up to standard. The Glovers entertain Notts County in npower League One after cruising to the area semi-finals of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday.
Grace Rapp’s double fired Yeovil Town Ladies to a 3-0 victory over Gillingham, lifting them to third in the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division. Laura Bray set the Glovers on their way after 17 minutes at Wells City’s Athletics Ground, bursting in from the right wing to drill home Justine Lorton’s cross. Bray’s header moments later created a two-goal cushion before she nodded in again after the interval to put the result beyond doubt.
Yeovil Town are back in npower League One action on Saturday when they play host to Notts County at Huish Park in a 3pm kick-off. The Glovers will be looking to return to winning ways in the league – their last outing a fortnight ago resulted in a 3-1 defeat at home to Carlisle United. But Yeovil will be in confident mood following Tuesday night’s 2-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Southern Area section which has put them through to the semi-finals. 
Yeovil’s Ed Upson says his side’s 2-0 win over Wycombe will hold them in good stead for the visit of Notts County this weekend. Keith Curle’s men have not lost an away game this season and the former Ipswich trainee knows what a threat the visitors, six points above 12th-place Yeovil, will pose. But he believes their clean sheet and professional display against Wanderers was a helpful warm-up.

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CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES

CHRISTMAS TICKET OFFICE & SHOP 

OPENING HOURS


Monday, 24th December, 2012 – 9am – 12 p.m.

Tuesday, 25th December, 2012 – Closed

Wednesday, 26th December, 2012 – Closed

Thursday, 27th December, 2012 – 10am – 4pm

Friday, 28th December, 2012 – 10am. – 4pm.

Saturday, 29th December, 2012 – Closed

Sunday 30th December 2012 – Closed

Monday 31st December 2012 – 9 – 4 pm

 Match Day-Tuesday 1st January 2013 – 10am – 3pm (Shop after Match)


A Very Merry Christmas 

& A Happy New Year 

From Everyone At

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LADIES TOO GOOD FOR GILLS

YOUNG striker Grace Rapp grabbed two wonderfully taken goals as Yeovil Town Ladies grabbed a superb 3-0 victory over Gillingham Ladies at Wells on Sunday. Laura Bray also scored a cracker with her tenth strike of the season, as the Glovers rose to third in the FA Woman’s Premier League, Southern division table. 
“It was an excellent result,” joint Glovers boss Nigel Williams said after the game. “Sarah (Lawler) and I are delighted to have got three more points on the board, with the team playing well, having kept to the game plan. 
“We were confident of this one. However, we knew Gillingham were a strong side and the formation that they play could catch us out if we were not on top of our game. As expected Gillingham came out all guns blazing and they were putting a lot of pressure on us for a good ten minutes. 
“I wanted the players to get hold of the ball and settle by keeping possession and start playing to their strengths. As the first half went on we became stronger, and as we had asked the girls to do they were getting in around the back of the full back. Both right and left wings were playing as we wanted, and some great deliveries saw us come close a couple of times.
”Gillingham did not give up on the pressure they had started, and were spreading the ball around well. They were playing three up front and their forwards were using their speed to stretch us. However, our left and right backs were having good games and managed to delay the attacks with some great defending. 
We went a goal up on 17 minutes following some good some great interplay between Stacey Pearson and Justine Lorton that drew the Gillingham defence into giving away a free kick. Justine put the ball down and delivered a ball into the box. Laura Bray, coming in from the right wing connected with the ball and cracked it into the back of the net. 
”The goal came at the right time as it settled us as a team and we showed some good play, making sure that we kept possession, playing simple football, not doing anything difficult and gradually building play. Again, this time from the right, we saw a ball delivered from the right and Grace (Rapp), who showed her ever growing confidence in the team by connecting with the cross and directing a header into the net. We have been working a lot over the last few weeks on delivery of crosses and connecting appropriately. Two goals with headers in the first half of this game shows something is working in training. 
”You can easily rest on being 2-0 up. However, we knew that Gillingham had nothing to lose and would come out attacking at all costs. I was very pleased today with our back four and Beth (Goalkeeper Beth Howard) in between the posts, with some really good defending and some great saves in the first ten minutes of the second half. It was one of those ‘heart in your mouth’ times, but again we stood up to the test and made sure that we kept them at bay. 
A couple of changes early in the second half put more pressure on Gillingham, and a delivery from the right saw Grace claim her second goal of the game to take it 3-0. 
”I think I have said in previous reports that in games in this league you may only get a few chances to win. Today we took our chances. We played as a team, we worked as a unit to control where Gillingham should play the ball. But the most pleasing part of our game for me today was the way in which we played the game out. This result has seen us climb the league, but we still want more, and will aim high. We have the ability and the squad is talented. 
This week our reserves won away at Reading, and with strength in depth we have a great future. Again I would encourage fans in the area to come across and support us in our next home game which is on the 16th December, with a 2.00 pm kick off. 
Yeovil Town Ladies: Howard, Brazell, Edwards, Hannam, Grogan (Keehan – 35), Radburn, Wensley, Pearson, Bray, Lorton (Tibbs – 80), Rapp (Sage – 65) 
Referee: Declan O’shea (Somerset) 
Next Match: Away to Portsmouth Ladies League Cup) – 09 November 2012 
Nigel Williams was talking to Ali King

REPORT: YTFC 2-O WWFC

Yeovil Town eased into the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Southern section semi final with a comfortable 2-0 victory over League Two side Wycombe Wanderers at Huish Park this evening.
 
First half goals from Ed Upson and Sam Foley sealed the victory for the Glovers and their task was made easier with the 27th minute dismissal of Wycombe midfielder Matt Spring for a high lunge on Gavin Williams. The red card came before the two Yeovil goals but in truth, the hosts had already proved much the better side and supporters leaving at the final whistle will wonder how the score stayed 2-0 at the end.
 
Yeovil boss Gary Johnson made two changes to the side that lost 3-1 to Carlisle ten days ago. Captain Jamie McAllister returned after serving a one game ban and Gavin Williams started up front with James Hayter. Keanu Marsh-Brown and Gozie Ugwu dropped to the bench.
 
Yeovil signalled their intent early on and Ed Upson swung in a free kick that Byron Webster just failed to get on the end of and Upson himself then mis-hit a left foot shot wide on thirteen minutes. His midfield partner Korey Smith then got in on the act hitting a rising shot over the bar from thirty yards out before Hayter then glanced a header wide from Edwards’ deep cross.
 
Wycombe’s first sight of goal came on twenty minutes when Marvin McCoy shot over the crossbar before Junior Morais pulled a shot wide of the post five minutes later. Young striker Adebayo Azeez, on loan from Charlton, limped off moments later and was replaced by Matt McClure but things were about to get significantly worse for the Chairboys when they went a man down and a goal down within four minutes.
 
First up was the red card. Combative midfielder Matt Spring went in with studs raised and high on Williams and referee Gavin Ward had no choice but to issue a straight red card to no complaints from the player himself. Almost straight away, Smith put a teasing cross in from the right and it was met by Ed Upson with a downward header, his first for the club with his head and also his first from inside the box.
 
The ex-Ipswich star then went close with a shot and Williams then sliced a shot wide before Dan Burn headed a corner from Upson just wide of the near post. Just as it looked like half time would come with the score 1-0, up popped McAllister to swing in a cross which was headed back across goal for Sam Foley to lash in for 2-0 right on half time.
 
At the break, Smith was replaced by Reuben Reid and the big frontman shot straight at Jordan Archer in the Wycombe goal soon after his entrance. Foley then curled a shot a foot wide and Reid then volleyed into the side netting as it looked like the home side would extend their lead. It was almost one way traffic but the Chairboys did look dangerous on occasions with Kortney Hause testing Stech.
 
But the bulk of the chances were still going Yeovil’s way. McAllister, Upson, Reid and Hayter all went close in a one sided last twenty five minutes but the closest either side came was when McClure thumped a shot against the crossbar with seven minutes remaining – a goal then would have set up an exciting but nervy finale.
 
Burn then headed wide from a corner as the Glovers ended the match on the up and with the bulk of possession and chances. If the score had ended four or five nil, it would have been a fairer reflection of the game but no matter; the Glovers take their place in the last eight of the competition along with fellow Southern area teams Southend United, Oxford United and either Northampton Town or Leyton Orient.

Match Report : 04/12/2012

Yeovil Town eased into the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Southern section semi final with a comfortable 2-0 victory over League Two side Wycombe Wanderers at Huish Park this evening.
 
First half goals from Ed Upson and Sam Foley sealed the victory for the Glovers and their task was made easier with the 27th minute dismissal of Wycombe midfielder Matt Spring for a high lunge on Gavin Williams. The red card came before the two Yeovil goals but in truth, the hosts had already proved much the better side and supporters leaving at the final whistle will wonder how the score stayed 2-0 at the end.
 
Yeovil boss Gary Johnson made two changes to the side that lost 3-1 to Carlisle ten days ago. Captain Jamie McAllister returned after serving a one game ban and Gavin Williams started up front with James Hayter. Keanu Marsh-Brown and Gozie Ugwu dropped to the bench.
 
Yeovil signalled their intent early on and Ed Upson swung in a free kick that Byron Webster just failed to get on the end of and Upson himself then mis-hit a left foot shot wide on thirteen minutes. His midfield partner Korey Smith then got in on the act hitting a rising shot over the bar from thirty yards out before Hayter then glanced a header wide from Edwards’ deep cross.
 
Wycombe’s first sight of goal came on twenty minutes when Marvin McCoy shot over the crossbar before Junior Morais pulled a shot wide of the post five minutes later. Young striker Adebayo Azeez, on loan from Charlton, limped off moments later and was replaced by Matt McClure but things were about to get significantly worse for the Chairboys when they went a man down and a goal down within four minutes.
 
First up was the red card. Combative midfielder Matt Spring went in with studs raised and high on Williams and referee Gavin Ward had no choice but to issue a straight red card to no complaints from the player himself. Almost straight away, Smith put a teasing cross in from the right and it was met by Ed Upson with a downward header, his first for the club with his head and also his first from inside the box.
 
The ex-Ipswich star then went close with a shot and Williams then sliced a shot wide before Dan Burn headed a corner from Upson just wide of the near post. Just as it looked like half time would come with the score 1-0, up popped McAllister to swing in a cross which was headed back across goal for Sam Foley to lash in for 2-0 right on half time.
 
At the break, Smith was replaced by Reuben Reid and the big frontman shot straight at Jordan Archer in the Wycombe goal soon after his entrance. Foley then curled a shot a foot wide and Reid then volleyed into the side netting as it looked like the home side would extend their lead. It was almost one way traffic but the Chairboys did look dangerous on occasions with Kortney Hause testing Stech.
 
But the bulk of the chances were still going Yeovil’s way. McAllister, Upson, Reid and Hayter all went close in a one sided last twenty five minutes but the closest either side came was when McClure thumped a shot against the crossbar with seven minutes remaining – a goal then would have set up an exciting but nervy finale.
 
Burn then headed wide from a corner as the Glovers ended the match on the up and with the bulk of possession and chances. If the score had ended four or five nil, it would have been a fairer reflection of the game but no matter; the Glovers take their place in the last eight of the competition along with fellow Southern area teams Southend United, Oxford United and either Northampton Town or Leyton Orient.

TWO CHANGES FOR TOWN

Manager Gary Johnson has made two changes to his starting line-up for the clash with Wycombe Wanderers.

Captain Jamie McAllister returns to the starting eleven along with Gavin Williams, who will partner James Hayter up front.
Loanee Gozie Ugwu and Keanu Marsh-Brown drop to the bench.
Yeovil Town: Stech; Ayling, Webster, Burn, McAllister; Edwards, Smith, Upson, Foley; Hayter, Williams. Subs: Stewart, Hinds, Marsh-Brown, Reid, Ugwu.

AUCTION RAISES OVER £1,700!

The one off shirts that the Yeovil Town players wore against Hartlepool United have raised over £1,700 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Bidding started after the game on the 10th November and ended at midday today.
Yeovil Town would like to thank everyone who submitted a bid for this worthy charity. 
Below are the final amounts that each shirt was auctioned for.
1 Marek Stech – £95
2 Luke Ayling – £200  
3 James McAllister – £75
5 Byron Webster – £85
9 James Hayter – £140
14 Sam Foley – £125
17 Paddy Madden – £150
18 Dan Burn – £105
21 Korey Smith – £85
22 Joe Edwards – £80
25 Daniel Johnson – £75
4 Richard Hinds – £78
7 Keanu Marsh-Brown – £85
10 Gavin Williams – £135
11 Reuben Reid – £80
12 Gareth Stewart – £80  
20 Curtis Haynes-Brown – £65

WYCOMBE TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

Tickets for Yeovil Town’s Johnstone’s Paint Cup Area Quarter-Final tie against Wycombe Wanderers are still available.
Caretaker manager Gareth Ainsworth brings his troops to BA22 tomorrow (kick-off 7.45pm) for the Quarter-Final tie on the back of a solid 2-0 win over Bristol Rovers at the weekend.
The Chairboy’s are expected to make at least two changes their squad with both Josh Scowen and Stuart Lewis being suspended.
The Glovers will be without loan striker Paddy Madden, who will sit out the game as he is cup tied.
 
Prices are: Adults: £10.00; Seniors/Young Persons/Disabled: £5.00; Juniors: £2.00.

Tickets are available by calling 01935 847888 or by visiting the ticket office at Huish Park.
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