Month: January 2013

GET YOUR VOTES IN

Yeovil Town Football Club are delighted to announce that they will be producing a limited edition commemorative book to celebrate ten years in the Football League.
The book, out in November, will be a very special publication to celebrate the successful decade and will feature many of the stars that helped that success along the way as it tells the story of life at Huish Park from 2003 to 2013.
It is hoped that Yeovil Town first team manager Gary Johnson will sign each copy of the book which will be strictly limited to a print run of just five hundred copies. Written by lifelong fan and freelance writer Martin McConachie, and produced by YTFC official programme designers Hops Design, it will focus on the matches, the players, the managers and the personalities at the club and will include exclusive interviews with all four of the Glovers’ Football League managers.
As part of the book, there is also the chance for Yeovil Town supporters to make a fantastic contribution to the unique book. Starting on Monday February 4th and running for eight weeks, Glovers fans will be able to choose their own “Team of the Decade” to feature in the book. Voting on each of the positions will run for one week only and we will showcase the final eleven players in 4-4-2 formation when the book is published later in the year.
So beginning this coming Monday, we are looking for the best Yeovil goalkeeper of the past ten seasons. And it’s safe to say that this will be one of the most hotly contested positions in the team with a plethora of top stoppers arriving at Huish Park this past decade. 
No fewer than five ex-Glovers goalkeepers now play at Premier League clubs, such is their quality and that’s before you mention the likes of Steve Mildenhall, John Sullivan and Chris Weale, all top keepers. So who will it be? Our present gloveman, Marek Stech, will be in with a major shout along with those Premier League stars in the shape of Asmir Begovic, Stephen Henderson, Sam Walker, Jed Steer and Alex McCarthy. 
To vote, simply email your choice of goalkeeper to book@ytfc.net from this Monday, February 4th to midnight on Sunday, February 10th or alternatively, follow us on Twitter at @YTFCbook and register your vote on there. Voting will then close and the winner of each position will be revealed when the book is published later in the year. Everybody who votes will be entered into a prize draw where one lucky person will win a copy of the book.

MATTY TO EXTEND LOAN

Yeovil Town Manager Gary Johnson has confirmed that midfielder Matt Dolan will be extending his Youth Loan with the club for at least another month.

Gary Johnson has spoken with Middlesbrough and all parties are happy to extend the loan for the foreseeable future.

LISTEN TO GARY ON TALKSPORT

On Tuesday manager Gary Johnson spoke with Hawksbee and Jacobs on TalkSport about the ball boy video and Yeovil Town’s season so far.

To listen to the interview click here then on the tab for 1330-1400 and then scroll to 5 minutes 50 seconds.

GARY GOES VIRAL!!!

Who would have thought that!! Gary Johnson has gone viral!

The Gaffer’s amusing take on the current ball boy controversy, which was on the club’s official YouTube page, has now had over 24,000 views since it was first aired on Monday.
In addition Television companies from Norway, Germany and Abu Dhabi (who also cover Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and other Middle East Countries) have all requested permission to show it on their stations.
We are also hoping Soccer AM will be showing it too.
So if you haven’t watched it already go to our YouTube page.

GREEN&WHITE RECEIVES MORE PLAUDITS

Yeovil Town’s official matchday programme ‘Green&White’ has been receiving more plaudits from the football programme world.
In their latest issue, Independent View Football Programme Magazine feature ‘Green&White’ in a four-page centre spread, pictured, as well as awarding it runner-up for the Programme of the Month award for September.
In the feature Independent View editor Neil Patterson states: “Green and White the 72-page official Matchday Magazine of Yeovil Town Football Club sells at a price of £3, and is well worth the money when you look inside. The front cover has a very impressive appearance with a superb effective design. The black background contrast well with the green and white block capitals of the title. 
“I really like the look of this cover and hope with great anticipation I would be just as suitably impressed with the content.”
Patterson goes on to review all the content of ‘Green&White’ and finishes by saying: “In summing up, this publication is unique in the fact it is not only a high standard magazine of good quality but that it is a fine example of what a good matchday magazine should be like. 
“The diversity in the design of the different pages shows great creativity and the effective use of the colours green and white gives this programme its own individual character. 
“All the features are well thought out and make the magazine very stylish. It certainly is special and credit to the editor, the editorial team and all those involved in producing such an original publication. Well done to everyone for doing such a commendable job.”
This excellent review comes off the back of recognition from the Northern Programme Club who recently awarded ‘Green&White’ third place in this season’s League 1 Programme of the Year awards, as well as several accolades over the past few years.
Editor of ‘Green&White’ Adrian Hopper said: “We are delighted to receive such positive feedback from Independent View. We believe ‘Green&White’ is a very high quality product and it is good to get such high praise from the programme world. 
“We have a great team who put their heart and soul into producing the programme and in particular I’d like to thank our main production team of Jonathan Hopper, Pat Custard and Martin McConachie who are the key people behind the scenes who make ‘Green&White’ such a great programme.”

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN 2-1 MK DONS

A double from Paddy Madden gave Yeovil a 2-1 victory over Milton Keynes Dons at a blustery Huish Park this evening.

 

The brace, his fifth of the season, came either side of an Antony Kay header from a corner, but the big defender then received a straight red card for raising his hands to Madden as the Irishman tried to join an attack but was blatantly blocked. The incident incensed both benches and the final half hour was played amidst a raucous atmosphere as the Dons failed to score again to level the match.

 

The result lifts Gary Johnson’s side to seventh place in the League One table just three points off the playoffs and they leapfrog their visitors who lost for only the second time since October away from home.

 

Johnson had named an unchanged line up from the side that grabbed a fantastic 2-0 victory at Bramall Lane against Sheffield United seventeen days ago. It meant home debuts for Matt Dolan and Kevin Dawson with new Crystal Palace loan striker Kwesi Appiah having to be satisfied with a space on the bench.

 

The game started in difficult conditions and although there were brief lulls in the awful weather during the match, most of it was played in a swirling wind, driving rain, or both. The weather affected the way both sides attempted to play in a first fifteen minutes devoid of any real goalmouth action.

 

Dolan was set up by Kevin Dawson on three minutes but sent his swerving shot into the midriff of keeper David Martin before Madden headed into the keepers arms from Luke Ayling’s looping cross to the back post. The game suddenly sparked into life with Dolan going close twice with blocked shots and Madden pulling a shot wide from twenty yards.

 

It wasn’t all one way traffic though but Izale McLeod’s shooting was awry; one effort weakly hit was saved by Marek Stech while the next, a volley from outside the box, didn’t trouble home keeper Stech.

 

Yeovil took the lead on 25 minutes when Dawson slipped a ball inside from the right flank and Madden met it perfectly, sweeping the ball home into the corner of the net. Dons met the goal with a change, Ryan Lowe going off injured and being replaced by Chris Lines as Karl Robinson switched to a 4-5-1 formation.

 

The change paid dividends nine minutes later as Dons equalised. Ryan Harley curled in a corner and Antony Kay met the ball with a downward header for his first goal of the season, silencing the buoyant home crowd.

 

Byron Webster and McLeod were then booked for a scuffle after McLeod took offence to being fairly but firmly tackled by the big centre half who then produced the tackle of the match when he dispossessed a Dons attacker as he was about to pull the trigger in the penalty box.

 

The second half began with Ed Upson grazing the post with a deflected volley that went for a corner and Stech at the other end had to save from Adam Chicksen.

 

On sixty minutes came a double substitution from Gary Johnson with Appiah and Joe Edwards replacing James Hayter and Dolan before the match’s flashpoint came three minutes later.

 

Yeovil broke on the counter attack and Madden, attempting to get off the floor after a challenge, was unceremoniously shoved back down to the ground by Kay. After the attack came to nothing, ref Mick Russell consulted his fourth official who saw the incident and issued a straight red card to the former Huddersfield stopper.

 

Edwards saw his shot deflected for a corner and Madden lifted a shot over the crossbar but the winner wasn’t long in coming and duly arrived on 77 minutes.

 

Upson swung a long ball to the back post and Madden came up with a textbook header to score his 14th goal of the season, his sixth in three games and his fifth brace of a prolific season.

 

Former Manchester United and Newcastle star Alan Smith came on for Otsemobor as Robinson shuffled his pack late on but the Glovers held on comfortably with few scares for Stech and his gallant defence.

 

The result, Yeovil’s fourth successive win and fifth in six games, lifts them up to tantalisingly close to the playoff positions with a big match against Brentford coming at Huish Park on Saturday.

Match Report : 29/01/2013

A double from Paddy Madden gave Yeovil a 2-1 victory over Milton Keynes Dons at a blustery Huish Park this evening.

 

The brace, his fifth of the season, came either side of an Antony Kay header from a corner, but the big defender then received a straight red card for raising his hands to Madden as the Irishman tried to join an attack but was blatantly blocked. The incident incensed both benches and the final half hour was played amidst a raucous atmosphere as the Dons failed to score again to level the match.

 

The result lifts Gary Johnson’s side to seventh place in the League One table just three points off the playoffs and they leapfrog their visitors who lost for only the second time since October away from home.

 

Johnson had named an unchanged line up from the side that grabbed a fantastic 2-0 victory at Bramall Lane against Sheffield United seventeen days ago. It meant home debuts for Matt Dolan and Kevin Dawson with new Crystal Palace loan striker Kwesi Appiah having to be satisfied with a space on the bench.

 

The game started in difficult conditions and although there were brief lulls in the awful weather during the match, most of it was played in a swirling wind, driving rain, or both. The weather affected the way both sides attempted to play in a first fifteen minutes devoid of any real goalmouth action.

 

Dolan was set up by Kevin Dawson on three minutes but sent his swerving shot into the midriff of keeper David Martin before Madden headed into the keepers arms from Luke Ayling’s looping cross to the back post. The game suddenly sparked into life with Dolan going close twice with blocked shots and Madden pulling a shot wide from twenty yards.

 

It wasn’t all one way traffic though but Izale McLeod’s shooting was awry; one effort weakly hit was saved by Marek Stech while the next, a volley from outside the box, didn’t trouble home keeper Stech.

 

Yeovil took the lead on 25 minutes when Dawson slipped a ball inside from the right flank and Madden met it perfectly, sweeping the ball home into the corner of the net. Dons met the goal with a change, Ryan Lowe going off injured and being replaced by Chris Lines as Karl Robinson switched to a 4-5-1 formation.

 

The change paid dividends nine minutes later as Dons equalised. Ryan Harley curled in a corner and Antony Kay met the ball with a downward header for his first goal of the season, silencing the buoyant home crowd.

 

Byron Webster and McLeod were then booked for a scuffle after McLeod took offence to being fairly but firmly tackled by the big centre half who then produced the tackle of the match when he dispossessed a Dons attacker as he was about to pull the trigger in the penalty box.

 

The second half began with Ed Upson grazing the post with a deflected volley that went for a corner and Stech at the other end had to save from Adam Chicksen.

 

On sixty minutes came a double substitution from Gary Johnson with Appiah and Joe Edwards replacing James Hayter and Dolan before the match’s flashpoint came three minutes later.

 

Yeovil broke on the counter attack and Madden, attempting to get off the floor after a challenge, was unceremoniously shoved back down to the ground by Kay. After the attack came to nothing, ref Mick Russell consulted his fourth official who saw the incident and issued a straight red card to the former Huddersfield stopper.

 

Edwards saw his shot deflected for a corner and Madden lifted a shot over the crossbar but the winner wasn’t long in coming and duly arrived on 77 minutes.

 

Upson swung a long ball to the back post and Madden came up with a textbook header to score his 14th goal of the season, his sixth in three games and his fifth brace of a prolific season.

 

Former Manchester United and Newcastle star Alan Smith came on for Otsemobor as Robinson shuffled his pack late on but the Glovers held on comfortably with few scares for Stech and his gallant defence.

 

The result, Yeovil’s fourth successive win and fifth in six games, lifts them up to tantalisingly close to the playoff positions with a big match against Brentford coming at Huish Park on Saturday.

GREEN & WHITE TRAVEL

Green and White Supporters Club Travel details to Oldham and Coventry

Tuesday 5th February

Oldham Football Club  Depart Ground Only 12:30pm

Members:  £26.00  Conc: £24.00

Non members:  £28.00  Conc: £26.00

 

 

Saturday 9th February

Coventry

Depart: Bus Station: 9.00am Football Ground 9.15am

Members: £21.00 Conc:£19.00  

Non Mem: £23.00 Conc: £21.00

 

PICK UP YOUR COPY!

Tonight’s issue of Green&White is jammed packed with the usual columns and features.
The main interview comes from new signing Kevin Dawson, he is joined by his mate Paddy Madden who chats about signing permanently for Yeovil Town.
The away section features MK Dons defender Gary MacKenzie. Loanee Matt Dolan stars in the Spotlight On section.
Add to this the usual columns from Ed Upson, Gary Johnson, Jed Pitman and Chris Dunlavy you are sure not be bored during the half-time break.
You can also download tonight’s programme on your iPhone or iPad by clicking here.

GARY ON TALKSPORT

The Gaffer has certainly stirred up the media with his playful slant on the "Ball Boy" debate! 

After appearing on ITV West last night and YouTube BBC Plymouth will now be showing the clip on their local news programme tonight and TalkSport conducted a interview at lunchtime. The full interview will be available on ytfc.net shortly.
In addition BBC West from Bristol will be doing a live link from Huish Park on Points West at around 6.45 pm this evening.

MATCH DEFINITELY ON

Despite rain following on from the snowy conditions tonight’s match with MK Dons is most definitely on. 

The pitch is wet but the groundsman has told us the pitch is playable and he does not expect any problems.
No early referee inspection has been planned.

AFTER THE MAYOR’S SHOW??

How ironic that Yeovil Town, probably the biggest Giant Killer in FA Cup history, should find that their next three matches pitch them up against the three biggest headline makers of the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Tuesday sees MK Dons at Huish Park, hot on the heels of their remarkable 4-2 upset at Loftus Road, with returning old boy Dean Bowditch amongst there numbers.

Then it is the turn of Brentford to visit Huish Park after their valiant 2-2 draw against the European Champions Chelsea. The Bees will feel upset that they were unable to hang on when in a 2-1 lead only minutes to go.

Then The Glovers travel North to take on Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park who will be buzzing after knocking Liverpool out of the Cup.

Cup triumph is one thing but with victory comes the added pressure of keeping that form going in the league.

MK Dons are sitting just above Yeovil in League One a point better off than Yeovil, but their away form has been nothing to write home about with only four wins so Yeovil will have no fears about their current form.

Brentford, currently third on fifty points, are all together a more challenging prospect with only two defeats away from home this season, but let’s not forget we easily beat the Bees 3-1 at the beginning of the season.

Finally we have Oldham, but will they still be revelling in the glory of the Liverpool match when the Chairman has already raised questions about manager Paul Dichov tenure in the job.

The Glovers were easy winners just before Christmas with a 4-1 score line and have a good record at Boundary Park.

So will FA Cup glory translate into League form it will it be a case of after The Lord Mayor’s Show?

The one sure way to find out will be to ring the ticket office and book your tickets NOW. Ring 01935 847888

NEW LOAN STRIKER

Yeovil Town have signed Crystal Palace striker Kwesi Appiah on a month’s loan.

Appiah has been around the non-league scene for a while and was formerly a Ebbsfleet United Youth player and also spent some time under Gary Johnson at Peterborough United.

Born in Thamesmead in 1990 Appiah has had spells with Weymouth, Kings Lynn, Kettering Town, Brackley, Thurrock and a particularly prolific spell at Margate.

Palace signed him in 2012 and he has made eight appearances for them with another seven stints on the bench.

MARSH-BROWN CONTRACT CANCELLED

Yeovil Town have, by mutual agreement, cancelled the contract of Keanu Marsh-Brown with immediate effect.

Marsh-Brown who joined the club in 2012 made a total of 27 appearances for the club, nine from the bench.
We wish Keanu all the best in the future.

GREAT FA CUP PRICES

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No game for the Glovers this weekend but there are some great prices on offer for the F.A.Cup.

 

FA Cup Fourth Round weekend presents another opportunity for upsets of Bradford City proportions and among the potential giant-killers are 11/1 Brentford, 9/2 Leeds United and 11/1 Oldham. All three take on elite Premier League sides on Sunday in a feast of televised action, with their respective opponents Chelsea (3/10), Tottenham Hotspur (4/6) and Liverpool (1/4) hoping to avoid the headlines!

 

In npower League 1 there are plenty of games to pick a bet from including another test for league-leading Tranmere Rovers (21/10) at home to Swindon Town (6/4), Coventry (9/5) taking a trip to Preston (8/5) and form side Walsall (8/5) away at Colchester (7/4).

 

Remember you can claim £25 to spend at your club when you sign up for Bet Butler. Simply place five £10 bets at evens or bigger at yeoviltown.betbutler.co.uk, then email enquiries@betbutler.co.uk for a voucher valid for tickets and club merchandise!

 

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WEALEY NEEDS HELP

The charity was formed in May 2010 by Julie and Neil Bradman following the loss of their son Ben after a year long fight with cancer. As Ben was 25 when he passed away, they decided to raise money to provide wishes, gifts and experiences for 18 to 30 year olds suffering with cancer. 

Former Yeovil Town goalkeeper Chris Weale has become a Patron of a charity  Edgar Gifts for terminally ill youngsters and he has asked us to give a plug for a cycle ride to all 92 League clubs in the summer.

Since then the charity has grown and to date they have completed 49 wishes ranging from VIP Football days, Ipads, Cameras and Weekends away to paying for flight tickets and holiday spending money. They are now also a registered charity no: 1141337
Ben’s stepbrother David and his friend Pete are taking on the challenge of cycling 2400 miles from 1st June to 5th July to raise funds and awareness for our cancer charity Edgar’s Gift. 

If you would like to make a donation of any amount then please go to the Virgin Money Giving website and search under Neil Bradman, this will bring up the Dave and Pete Cycling the 92′ page where you can make the donation.
Edgar’s Gift is a non-profit making charity so 100% of the money we raise goes to providing wishes. You can find out more about our charity and what we do atwww.edgarsgift.co.uk

WHAT’S YOUR GOAL

Together with The Football League, npower have today launched theirWhat’s Your Goal?, programme for this season – an initiative that gives young people once-in-a-lifetime opportunities in the football industry.  The launch is being led by Clare Balding who is heading a line-up of 11 successful women from the world of sport offering a unique chance to learn from the best.  There are also over 350 work placement opportunities of offer at Football League clubs.

 

For the 2013 campaign, Clare Balding has joined forces with high profile female professionals who have shot to the top of their game and enjoyed success within the world of football.  The likes of Jacqui Oatley and Kelly Smith will join Clare in a bid to encourage more girls and boys to think about a career in the nation’s favourite sport and to continue to boost the profile of sportswomen in the UK, following the success of last year’s Games.

 

mentors will showcase the vast and varied jobs available to young people, both on and off the football pitch, demonstrating the range of employment opportunities available for both men and women alike.What’s Your Goal?The initiative is designed to encourage teens across the UK to start thinking about their careers.  Clare Balding and the

 

Working in partnership with The Football League, npower is searching for a ‘dream team’ of 11 ambitious and enthusiastic youngsters to spend a day being mentored by one of the successful sportswomen who have come on board to offer their time, knowledge, and support to the programme, offering them invaluable experience.

 

sports reporter Laura Williamson and receiving first class professional football training with Arsenal Ladies and Team GB’s Kelly Smith.Daily MailHaving demonstrated why they should be chosen for one of the coveted roles with a CV and video application,  the 11 lucky youngsters will be thrown straight into the action. One budding commentator will get to give their play-by-play account of the match alongside Jacqui Oatley at the npower Championship Play-off Final, while another will learn what it takes to be a top TV presenter with Clare Balding. Other roles up for grabs include reporting on all the action with

 

In addition, young people can also get the chance to shadow: Everton U17s Ladies Manager Mo Marley, Sheffield United Goalkeeping Coach Leanne Hall, Exercise Scientist for Birmingham Ladies Ellie Maybury, Sports Photographer Georgie Gillard, The Football League’s most senior female referee Sasa Ihringova, MD at St George’s Park Julie Harrington and Ipswich Town FC Sales Manager Rosie Richardson.

 

Clare Balding says:

2012 was an amazing year for sporting achievement in the UK, especially for women, so I am delighted that npower will be continuing to keep up the momentum in 2013 and championing female athletes with What’s Your Goal?

 

“Football is one of the most popular sport for women, yet it is still perceived to be a man’s game, which is why it is important that young people have strong female role models to look up to who inspire them to kick-start their careers. We are looking for  11 youngsters to take up this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and apply for one of the many roles on offer.

 

“During my career as a TV presenter,  I have been privaliged to present some of the the world’s best sporting events. I am looking forward to mentoring a young person and providing them with invaluable, first-hand experience in the world of sport.”

 

Clare McDougall,npower’s head of education and community, adds:

“Last year’s sporting success had a real impact on young people’s perceptions of female atheletes. We want to continue this with What’s Your Goal? and encourage young people to think about a career within the football industry by providing them with a line up of 11 inspirational and successsful women from the world of sport.

 

“However, this is not a programme exclusively for girls; with mentors like Clare Balding, Jacqui Oatley and Kelly Smith, who are hugely successful in their roles, we are offering all young people real opportunities to gain valuable skill and experience, which is so intergral to employers when looking for employees.”

 

again sees npower working with all 72 Football League club community trusts to offer over 350 valuable work experience placements across a whole range of different roles to students in Years 10 – 11 at their local Football League club.hat’s Your Goal? 2013Giving more young people across the UK a chance to try something new, in additiona to the 11 national roles, W

 

Students in Years 7 – 11 are invited to apply for the chance to spend a day shadowing one of the high profile experts such as ClareBalding, and to find out more about the roles available at their local Football League club, by simply visitingwww.npower.com/whatsyourgoal.

 

SNOW CLEARING STARTS

With all the snow virtually melted away yesterday the snow on Tuesday evening and this morning came as an unwanted hindrance to Yeovil Town’s preparation for their next match. 

With it necessary to remove the covers from the pitch today after a lengthy 6 day covering, snow clearing started at Huish Park this afternoon.
Members of the Stadium management and ground-staff  team can be seen shovelling for Britain with even hospitality manager Clive Robinson getting involved.
Hopefully the job will be completed this afternoon to allow the pitch some badly needed maintenance work in preparation for next Tuesday’s match with MK Dons.

CELEBRITY GLOVER’S FOLLOWING US!!

Glovers celebrity fan James Purefoy, who visited Huish Park last Christmas, would appear to have a huge blockbuster hit on his hands after the start of "The Following" on Sky Atlantic last night.

Purefoy, who plays a serial killer with a difference, called Joe Carroll, has been a closet Yeovil Town fan for many years and lives locally in the area.
Reports suggest that last night’s episode had the highest single audience figure for the first episode of a crime series.
It’s a bit grisly with lots of blood but as pure entertainment it is excellent and worth a watch. Whether he gets any mentions of the Glovers into the dialogue though is thought unlikely!!

NEW DATE FOR PRESTON MATCH

Yeovil Town’s home match against Preston North End that was cancelled on Saturday due to the snow around the stadium has been rescheduled for Tuesday 12th. February with a 19.45 pm kick off.

GAME OFF

After lengthy deliberations with the club’s Safety Advisory Group (SAG) tomorrow’s match with Preston has been postponed for safety reasons.

With heavy snow all around the club’s 26 acre site safety had to be the main consideration.
Manager Gary Johnson said: "I am bitterly disappointed that the game has had to be postponed."

JOE RETURNS TO HUISH PARK

Yeovil Town are pleased to announce that they have signed Bristol City defender Joe Edwards on an 18 month contract.

Edwards, who has spent two loans spells with club, will go straight into the squad to play Preston North End.

22 year old Edwards was born in Gloucester and signed professional forms with Bristol City in 2009.

He has made four full appearances for the Bristol City first team and also spent loan spells at Bath City, where he played 10 games and Stockport where he played 11 games,  before his association with Yeovil began with his first loan spell at Huish Park in early 2012 when he scored on his debut against Tranmere Rovers.

Joe returned to Bristol City after making 4 full appearances and one as substitute before returning again this season where he has made 16 appearances.

Commenting on the signing manager Gary Johnsosn said:  “I am really pleased that Joe has signed for Yeovil Town. It is far better playing first team football for a lower league team than sitting on the bench and getting no football.

“I believe Joe has a great future and I am very happy that Joe has chosen to further his career at Huish Park.”  

 

ANOTHER AWARD FOR GREEN & WHITE

Yeovil Town’s Programme Green & White has again received a prestigious award from the Northern Programme Club. Green and White was voted 3rd. best programme in Division One. 

A club official said: "We are delighted to have again received a Northern Programme Club award and would like to congratulate all of our programme team for the excellent product they produce game in and game out."
The Full list of awards is reproduced below:

2012/13 Overall Programme of the Year

1ST: STOKE CITY

2ND: NORWICH CITY

3RD TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Championship Programme of the Year

1ST: LEICESTER CITY

2ND: MIDDLESBROUGH

3RD: CRYSTAL PALACE

League One Programme of the Year

1ST: PRESTON NORTH END

2ND: SCUNTHORPE UNITED

3RD: YEOVIL TOWN

League Two Programme of the Year

1ST: OXFORD UNITED

2ND: BRISTOL ROVERS

3RD: PLYMOUTH ARGYLE

Blue Square Bet Conference Premier

1ST: CAMBRIDGE UNITED

2ND: GATESHEAD

3RD: GRIMSBY TOWN

 

MERIT AWARDS:

FA Premier League:Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur

Championship:Leeds United, Middlesbrough

League One:Crewe Alexandra, Carlisle United

League Two:Chesterfield, Port Vale

 

Best Cover Design:

FAPL: Chelsea

CHAMPIONSHIP: Barnsley

LEAGUE ONE: Scunthorpe United

LEAGUE TWO: Port Vale

 

Best Feature:

FAPL:West Ham United

CHAMPIONSHIP:Leicester City

LEAGUE ONE:Preston North End

LEAGUE TWO:Bristol Rovers

 

Best Design:

FAPL:Fulham

CHAMPIONSHIP:Leicester City

LEAGUE ONE:Preston North End

LEAGUE TWO:Aldershot Town

 

Best Content:

FAPL:Stoke City

CHAMPIONSHIP:Leicester City

LEAGUE ONE:Preston North End

LEAGUE TWO:Bristol Rovers

 

Most Improved Programme:

FAPL:Reading

CHAMPIONSHIP:Sheffield Wednesday

LEAGUE ONE:Carlisle United

LEAGUE TWO:Oxford United

 

Best Value:

FAPL:Sunderland

CHAMPIONSHIP:Sheffield Wednesday

LEAGUE ONE:Sheffield United

LEAGUE TWO:Oxford United

 

EDITOR’S AWARD:

(England) Ben Rhodes, Preston North End

(Scotland) Duncan Simpson, Dunfermline Athletic

 

SCOTTISH AWARDS

Overall Programme of the Year:

1ST: ABERDEEN

2ND: HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN

3RD: CELTIC

 

First Division Programme of the Year:

1ST: DUNFERMLINE ATHLETIC

2ND: FALKIRK

3RD: MORTON

 

Second Division Programme of the Year:

1ST: EAST FIFE

2ND: FORFAR ATHLETIC

3RD: AYR UNITED

 

Third Division Programme of the Year:

1ST: RANGERS

2ND: CLYDE

3RD: ELGIN CITY

 

MERIT AWARDS

SPL:St. Mirren

First Division:Morton

Second Division:Stranraer

Third Division:Berwick Rangers

 

TEN YEAR BOOK

Yeovil Town Football Club are delighted to announce that they will be producing a limited edition commemorative book to celebrate ten years in the Football League.

The book, out in November, will be a very special publication to celebrate the successful decade and will feature many of the stars that helped that success along the way as it tells the story of life at Huish Park from 2003 to 2013.

It is hoped that Yeovil Town first team manager Gary Johnson will sign each copy of the book which will be strictly limited to a print run of just 500 copies. Written by lifelong fan and freelance writer Martin McConachie, and produced by official programme designers Hops Design, it will focus on the matches, the players, the managers and the personalities at the club and will include exclusive interviews with all four of the Glovers’ Football League managers.

Each of the ten Football League seasons will be covered in detail as will the ten biggest games along the way plus there will be special, select interviews with three of Yeovil’s marquee players of the decade. Famous faces from the world of football will also be getting involved as will some of Yeovil Town’s loan stars and there will also be personal testimonies from some of the Town’s fans.

There will also be the chance for Yeovil Town supporters to make a fantastic contribution to the unique book. Starting on Monday, February 4th and running for eight weeks, Glovers fans will be able to choose their own “Team of the Decade” to feature in the book. 

Voting on each of the positions will run for one week only and we will showcase the final 11 players in 4-4-2 formation when the book is published later in the year.

There will be much, much more within the pages that will tickle and touch in equal measure and the book is sure to become a keepsake to those supporters keen to remember the first ten years of Yeovil Town in the Football League.

So stay in touch with the club’s official website, the Facebook page and the Twitter feed for details on how to vote in this exciting competition. You can also reserve your copy of the book by emailing book@ytfc.net

NINE GAMES FOR THE PRICE OF SEVEN!

You could watch the final nine home games of the season for the price of seven.
Supporters who have been giving the team their backing but haven’t got a Season Ticket can make real savings for what promises to be an exciting end to the season.
Or if you haven’t been going to Huish Park but feel you’d like to be part of the Gary Johnson green and white army, this is your chance to get involved.
The nine-match package begins with Yeovil’s clash against MK Dons on Tuesday 29th January and guarantees a ticket for all remaining Huish Park fixtures, including the visits of high-flying Tranmere Rovers and Paulo Di Canio’s Swindon Town.
Goals haven’t been in short supply at Huish Park this season with 44 goals scored by The Glovers and the opposition, 26 of which have come from Gary Johnson’s men, which works out at an average of nearly three goals per game!  
Take advantage of these great offers in the knowledge that the seat is yours for what promises to be an exciting finish to the campaign.
Prices are as follows:

Augusta Westland Stand Centre
Adults £140; Seniors/Disabled £119; Aged 16-21 £70; Under-16 £49; Junior Glovers Under-16 £28; Family – 1 Adult + 1 Child £175; 1 Adult + 2 Children £210; 2 Adults + 1 Child £315; 2 Adults + 2 Children £350.
Augusta Westland Stand Wing
Adults £126; Seniors/Disabled £105; Aged 16-21 £70; Under-16 £42; Junior Glovers Under-16 £28; Family – 1 Adult + 1 Child £161; 1 Adult + 2 Children £196; 2 Adults + 1 Child £287; 2 Adults + 2 Children £322.
Screwfix Stand Centre
Adults £133; Seniors/Disabled £105; Aged 16-21 £70; Under-16 £49; Junior Glovers Under-16 £28; Family – 1 Adult + 1 Child £168; 1 Adult + 2 Children £203; 2 Adults + 1 Child £301; 2 Adults + 2 Children £336.
Screwfix Stand Wing
Adults £119; Seniors/Disabled £91; Aged 16-21 £70; Under-16 £42; Junior Glovers Under-16 £28; Family – 1 Adult + 1 Child £154; 1 Adult + 2 Children £189; 2 Adults + 1 Child £273; 2 Adults + 2 Children £308. 
Thatchers Gold Stand (Terrace)
Adults £119; Seniors/Disabled £84; Aged 16-21 £70; Under-16 £42; Junior Glovers Under-16 £28; Family – 1 Adult + 1 Child £154; 1 Adult + 2 Children £189; 2 Adults + 1 Child £273; 2 Adults + 2 Children £308. 
Tickets can purchased from the Ticket Office at Huish Park or by telephoning 01935 847888.

NEW DATE FOR OLDHAM

The Glovers have rearranged their away npower League One match against Oldham Athletic for Tuesday, February 5th, kick off 7.45pm. 
The match had been due to be played on Saturday, January 26th, but was postponed through Latics’ FA Cup fourth-round tie against Liverpool at Boundary Park which takes place that weekend.

GARY REFLECTS ON A GOOD WEEKEND

Today ytfc.net and Glovers Player spoke at length with manager Gary Johnson.

The 18 minute interview is now available for FREE on our YouTube page or you can view it by clicking the video below.
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BE AN OFFICIAL GLOVERS FAN REP

The Football League is calling on fans to join The Changing Room – an online research panel exclusive to fans of Football League clubs. 
They are now recruiting fans from each of the 72 Football League clubs and this is your chance to represent us by signing up here. Each Football League club will be represented by approximately 200 fans, so act quickly to ensure you are one of them!     
The Changing Room will offer fans the chance to share their opinions through discussion groups, forums and surveys on a number of topics affecting The Football League, its member clubs and you, the fans.  It is a great way to give fans a real voice when it comes to issues affecting The Football League. Members will be rewarded for taking part in activities by being entered into exclusive prize draws, with the opportunity to win a host of different prizes. There are a number of other activities open to members of The Changing Room, but the only way to find out is to get signed up.
 
The link below will take you through to a brief survey based on how you follow The Glovers and should only take a few moments to complete. Don’t worry if you are too late to be one of the initial 200 Yeovil fans to become a member. You will have the opportunity to join a waiting list as fans will be invited to become members in the future, when spaces become available.
To register your interest in becoming a member of The Changing Room, please click here.

REPORT: SUFC 0-2 YTFC

Yeovil Town celebrated manager Gary Johnson’s first anniversary in charge with a fantastic 2-0 win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane this afternoon.

And it was the return of prolific striker Paddy Madden that sparked the magnificent result as the Irishman netted twice more to take his season’s tally to eleven. But as important as Madden’s second half double was, it was an all-round battling, committed, steely showing that won the three points as Yeovil rise to eighth place in League One.

 

Boss Gary Johnson’s first match after taking charge twelve months ago was the identical fixture to today although his was a watching brief as the Blades thumped Yeovil 4-0. Today, he made three changes to the starting eleven that slipped out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy to Leyton Orient in midweek.

Dominic Blizzard, Gavin Williams and Richard Hinds all took their place on the subs bench with Johnson giving full debuts to Matt Dolan and Kevin Dawson plus bringing back prolific marksman Madden after missing out on Tuesday as he was cup-tied.

And Madden showed he was back in business when he nearly scored after just seven minutes. Harry Maguire sold his goalkeeper short with a woefully short back pass and the former Carlisle star nipped in but slid his shot just wide of the post.

To be honest in the first period, Yeovil were the better team and the only opportunities in the first half hour for the home side came from long range and sailed way over the crossbar. Both Nick Blackman and Michael Doyle had other options but fired their shots over wastefully while Ryan Flynn failed to get enough contact on Doyle’s pass and Marek Stech held easily.

James Hayter, no slouch himself in the scoring stakes having hit nine this season, took on a shot first time but shot narrowly over from Luke Ayling’s chip forward and Dolan nearly marked his first start but also shot over from Hayter’s fed pass. Hayter then screwed a shot wide from fifteen yards out right on half time.

But it was his strike partner Madden who opened the scoring four minutes into the second half. Dawson sprayed a lovely diagonal ball to Byron Webster who laid the ball back to Madden; the forward took his time and finished well to reach double figures in a green and white shirt.

 

United stepped their pace up and tried to get a foothold in the game but found determined resistance in the back four that had taken a more familiar look to it today with the return of captain Jamie McAllister at left back, releasing Dan Burn to resume his partnership with Webster in the centre. They repelled attacks as they came and used the ball sensibly in the counter attack.

Halfway through the second half, United’s young goalkeeper George Long dallied too long with the ball and allowed Madden to rob him and tap into an empty net for his eleventh, and easiest, goal of the campaign. It was a horror moment for the teenager and even with 25 minutes left, some United fans had seen enough and either left or booed their side.

 

Danny Higginbotham headed a Blackman corner over the crossbar and late on, both Burn and Webster threw themselves in front of shots to preserve the clean sheet and the Blades fans then vented their derision of their team on the final whistle with a crescendo of boos as they saw their side out-battled, out-thought and out-scored by a great Glovers performance.

Match Report : 12/01/2013

Yeovil Town celebrated manager Gary Johnson’s first anniversary in charge with a fantastic 2-0 win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane this afternoon.

And it was the return of prolific striker Paddy Madden that sparked the magnificent result as the Irishman netted twice more to take his season’s tally to eleven. But as important as Madden’s second half double was, it was an all-round battling, committed, steely showing that won the three points as Yeovil rise to eighth place in League One.

  

Boss Gary Johnson’s first match after taking charge twelve months ago was the identical fixture to today although his was a watching brief as the Blades thumped Yeovil 4-0. Today, he made three changes to the starting eleven that slipped out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy to Leyton Orient in midweek.

Dominic Blizzard, Gavin Williams and Richard Hinds all took their place on the subs bench with Johnson giving full debuts to Matt Dolan and Kevin Dawson plus bringing back prolific marksman Madden after missing out on Tuesday as he was cup-tied.

And Madden showed he was back in business when he nearly scored after just seven minutes. Harry Maguire sold his goalkeeper short with a woefully short back pass and the former Carlisle star nipped in but slid his shot just wide of the post.

To be honest in the first period, Yeovil were the better team and the only opportunities in the first half hour for the home side came from long range and sailed way over the crossbar. Both Nick Blackman and Michael Doyle had other options but fired their shots over wastefully while Ryan Flynn failed to get enough contact on Doyle’s pass and Marek Stech held easily.

James Hayter, no slouch himself in the scoring stakes having hit nine this season, took on a shot first time but shot narrowly over from Luke Ayling’s chip forward and Dolan nearly marked his first start but also shot over from Hayter’s fed pass. Hayter then screwed a shot wide from fifteen yards out right on half time.

But it was his strike partner Madden who opened the scoring four minutes into the second half. Dawson sprayed a lovely diagonal ball to Byron Webster who laid the ball back to Madden; the forward took his time and finished well to reach double figures in a green and white shirt.

  

United stepped their pace up and tried to get a foothold in the game but found determined resistance in the back four that had taken a more familiar look to it today with the return of captain Jamie McAllister at left back, releasing Dan Burn to resume his partnership with Webster in the centre. They repelled attacks as they came and used the ball sensibly in the counter attack.

Halfway through the second half, United’s young goalkeeper George Long dallied too long with the ball and allowed Madden to rob him and tap into an empty net for his eleventh, and easiest, goal of the campaign. It was a horror moment for the teenager and even with 25 minutes left, some United fans had seen enough and either left or booed their side.

  

Danny Higginbotham headed a Blackman corner over the crossbar and late on, both Burn and Webster threw themselves in front of shots to preserve the clean sheet and the Blades fans then vented their derision of their team on the final whistle with a crescendo of boos as they saw their side out-battled, out-thought and out-scored by a great Glovers performance.

THREE CHANGE FOR GLOVERS

Town have made three changes to their starting eleven that lost out to a late Leyton Orient goal on Tuesday evening.

 

Loan signing Matthew Dolan starts in the centre of midfield alongside a fit again Ed Upson.

 

New signing Kevin Dawson starts on the right wing, whilst Paddy Madden partners James Hayter up front.

 

Dom Blizzard, Gavin Williams and Richard Hinds all make way.

 

Yeovil Town: Stech; Ayling, Webster, Burn, McAllister; Dawson, Dolan, Upson, Foley; Hayter, Madden.

GLOVERS IN HEARING AID LINK UP

Yeovil Town are pleased to announce that they have joined forces with Middlesbrough based company Normanby Laboratory Services to enhance the companies children’s hearing aids with a club logo on it.

The idea, which has already been taken up by Manchester United, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Arsenal, is to take away the stigma young children feel when wearing a hearing.

The logo appears on the main body of the aid and suddenly the whole experience becomes “Cool”.

Now Yeovil Town have joined the crusade and hearing aids with a Glovers logo will soon be being proudly worn by children in and around the Yeovil area.

GLOVERS TO BOUNCE BACK? A 9/2 SHOT

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This weekend The Glovers will be more than just eager to get back to winning ways but a visit to Brammel  Lane is not the easiest place to go.

But The Gaffer will have move on from the disappointment of Tuesday evening. Sheffield United is another game and a great way to banish the blues.

You can get 9/2 with Bet Butler for an away win at Sheffield while the draw is 14/5 and a Sheffield win is 3/4

Correct score bets offer a better price and a 1-0 Yeovil win is 11/2 or if you fancy 2-1 to Yeovil it’s 14/1!

And don’t forget every bet helps the club as well.

Bournemouth v Swindon looks the standout npower League 1 clash for the neutral this weekend, as the in-form Robins head to the south coast having won four in a row. Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth are still yet to taste defeat since he returned and are 6/4 to win the contest, with 2/1 offered for that run to end.

Stevenage (17/10) take on Doncaster (13/8) in a clash that has ramifications in the promotion hunt and Colchester (13/10) host Scunthorpe (23/10) for a relegation six-pointer before 24 hours later, Coventry City (11/8) aim to recapture their league form up at Carlisle (21/10).

Remember you can claim £25 to spend at your club when you sign up for Bet Butler.

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LADIES READY FOR LEEDS

Yeovil Town Ladies will play one of the biggest games in the club’s history at Huish Park on Sunday.
The Glovers of the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division will welcome National Division Leeds United to South Somerset in the last 16 of the Premier League Cup.
The West Yorkshire side currently sit third in their division, with Yeovil joint manager Sarah Lawler confident that switching from their usual Wells City home to the npower League One stadium will motivate the hosts having already impressed against Reading and Portsmouth.
Lawler said: “This is one of the biggest matches in the club’s history and certainly the biggest since I’ve been here. It is therefore great that we are able to play the game at such a top arena. The players are delighted to be playing the game at the stadium and it will be a massive motivating factor for them.
“It is a big honour for us to be playing at Huish Park and we would like to thank the main club and first team manager Gary Johnson for allowing it to happen. We will be going all out to win the match and we intend to uphold the rich tradition of cup football at Yeovil Town.”
Leeds – who reached the final of last season’s competition – topped their group and have billed the clash in Somerset as “the longest trip ever” on their official website. Considered one of the strongest sides outside of the Women’s Super League, Leeds are currently third in the Premier League National Division having won six of their nine games to date.
Ahead of the 2pm kick off, Lawler added: “I would like to urge all Yeovil Town fans to come along and support us. We play good, attacking football and are great to watch. With low admission prices on the day it should present a great value and exciting afternoon of football. If you have not yet seen women’s football please give it a go. I think that you will be pleasantly surprised.”
Admission prices have been set at £3.00 for adults, and £1.00 for concessions, with children able to enter for free if accompanied by a paying adult.                                                                                   
The Glovers cruised into the next round of the FA Women’s Cup when they thumped Colne Valley 8-0 last weekend. They will travel to Barnet at the next stage.
A video interview with Sarah Lawler can be viewed here.
Video courtesy of the Western Gazette.

SWINDON GAME LIVE ON TV

Yeovil Town’s npower League One fixture with Swindon Town at Huish Park has been moved to Tuesday, March 19 with a 7.45pm kick off and will be live on Sky Sports.
The game with Paulo Di Canio’s Robins was initially set to take place on Saturday, March 16 at 3pm, but will now be played on the new date and will be Yeovil’s first live TV game of the season.
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SHEFFIELD UNITED TICKETS

Supporters are reminded that tickets for this weekend’s game against Sheffield United remain on sale at Huish Park until lunchtime tomorrow (Friday 11th).

Tickets will be available on the day and will be on sale from the Promotions Office, which is located on Cherry Street. This is a cash only window and no card payments can be made.
Tickets are priced at £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and just £1 for juniors.

CHANGE OF OPENING TIMES

The Ticket Office at Huish Park is to change its opening times.

The office used to be open until 6pm the day before a home game (Monday and Friday) but in future the ticket office will close at 5pm.
Supporters can still buy their tickets anytime online by clicking here.
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TRUST SEEK COMMUNITY COACHES

Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust are seeking enthusiastic and committed part-time community football coaches to join our successful team. 
Candidates must be flexible and able to work both independently and as part of a team; they must also be able to demonstrate a genuine interest and commitment to the development of grassroots sports programmes and must enjoy working with young people of all abilities. 
As a community coach, you will assist in the teaching/coaching of a variety of client groups of varying ability.  You will assist/lead the delivery of progressive and developmental programmes, maintain and update registers, check all equipment and ensure that a safe and comfortable environment is provided at all times. You must be able to work effectively with a variety of professional partners, parents and children and possess excellent communication skills. 
Candidates must be able to show they already hold the following valid qualifications/certificates:
FA Emergency Aid Certificate (under 3-years-old) 
FA Enhanced CRB Disclosure (under 3-years-old) 
Minimum Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football (Assistant Coaches) 
FA Licence (within 3 months of qualification/start date) 
Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football preferable (essential for Lead Coaches) 
Full driving licence and own transport highly desirable 
Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and supports continual professional development.
If you feel you have the necessary attributes to be a great community coach, and would like to join the team at Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust, please contact us on 01935 706671 or e-mail Roy O’Brien on ROBrien@ytfc.net

REPORT: LEYTON ORIENT v YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town bowed out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at the area semi final stage after a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat at ten man Leyton Orient tonight.

 

Top scorer David Mooney’s 89th minute diving header was the only goal of a game that never really caught fire till the last quarter of an hour when O’s midfielder Anthony Griffith was sent off for two bookable offences within four minutes of each other.

 

But Gary Johnson’s men couldn’t capitalise on the extra man advantage and after a weak second half showing, will be bitterly disappointed with the outcome in front of more than 800 Glovers who had made the long journey to East London this evening.

 

One player missed tonight was Paddy Madden who was cup tied after playing for previous club Carlisle United in an earlier round.

 

Sam Foley deputised up front and the subs bench took on a fresh look with new signings Kevin Dawson (Shelbourne) and Matthew Dolan (on loan from Middlesbrough) coming on along with Nathan Ralph, returning after a three month injury layoff.

 

As a spectacle, the first half was forgettable as both sides nullified each other defensively, understandably wary of conceding an early goal in the tie. Lloyd James had the first chance of the game but shot wide from distance and Ed Upson tried catching home keeper Jamie Jones off his line but his effort from range dipped and was caught by Jones.

 

Jones then produced a great diving save to thwart Dominic Blizzard’s acrobatic volley on 25 minutes but Leyton Orient had the bulk of the rest of the first half opportunities via Kevin Lisbie, O’s top scorer, who saw one shot deflected off Dan Burn for a corner and another header gathered easily by Marek Stech.

 

O’s came out fired up for the second half and Moses Odubajo missed the target after just two minutes while Ben Chorley came up from the back to head a Dean Cox corner over the crossbar.

 

Yeovil’s woes started to mount when midfielder Ed Upson came off with a leg injury a minute or so later and as the pressure on the visitors battlements continued, Odubajo had a shot parried away by Stech, Cox shot across the face of goal and Stech tipped another shot from Odubajo over the bar.

 

Yeovil had a rare chance on 65 minutes but it took astonishing vision from Gavin Williams who tried lobbing Jones from forty yards out but his shot landed a foot past the Orient goal. Jamie McAllister then curled a free kick just over after Anthony Griffith had been booked for hacking down Williams 25 yards out from goal.

 

Kevin Dawson came on for his debut replacing Foley and got stuck in straight away, challenging Griffith firmly but fairly but the O’s player was still fired up two minutes later when he pointlessly kicked the ball away and received his second yellow, and a red card, from ref Darren Sheldrake.

 

Nathan Ralph came on for Williams with twelve minutes left and went up front to provide pace alongside Hayter but the telling strike came at the other end with less than a minute left. Scott Cuthbert crossed in and Mooney stooped to head in for goal number ten of the season, one of the most vital, as it sealed the tie.

 

Six minutes of stoppage time elapsed and despite throwing Byron Webster and Burn up top and sending Stech up field for attacking set pieces, the final chance of the game came at the opposite end when after counter attacking after a Yeovil corner, Lee Cook thumped his shot against the Yeovil crossbar.

Match Report : 08/01/2013

Yeovil Town bowed out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at the area semi final stage after a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat at ten man Leyton Orient tonight.

 

Top scorer David Mooney’s 89th minute diving header was the only goal of a game that never really caught fire till the last quarter of an hour when O’s midfielder Anthony Griffith was sent off for two bookable offences within four minutes of each other.

 

But Gary Johnson’s men couldn’t capitalise on the extra man advantage and after a weak second half showing, will be bitterly disappointed with the outcome in front of more than 800 Glovers who had made the long journey to East London this evening.

 

One player missed tonight was Paddy Madden who was cup tied after playing for previous club Carlisle United in an earlier round.

 

Sam Foley deputised up front and the subs bench took on a fresh look with new signings Kevin Dawson (Shelbourne) and Matthew Dolan (on loan from Middlesbrough) coming on along with Nathan Ralph, returning after a three month injury layoff.

 

As a spectacle, the first half was forgettable as both sides nullified each other defensively, understandably wary of conceding an early goal in the tie. Lloyd James had the first chance of the game but shot wide from distance and Ed Upson tried catching home keeper Jamie Jones off his line but his effort from range dipped and was caught by Jones.

 

Jones then produced a great diving save to thwart Dominic Blizzard’s acrobatic volley on 25 minutes but Leyton Orient had the bulk of the rest of the first half opportunities via Kevin Lisbie, O’s top scorer, who saw one shot deflected off Dan Burn for a corner and another header gathered easily by Marek Stech.

 

O’s came out fired up for the second half and Moses Odubajo missed the target after just two minutes while Ben Chorley came up from the back to head a Dean Cox corner over the crossbar.

 

Yeovil’s woes started to mount when midfielder Ed Upson came off with a leg injury a minute or so later and as the pressure on the visitors battlements continued, Odubajo had a shot parried away by Stech, Cox shot across the face of goal and Stech tipped another shot from Odubajo over the bar.

 

Yeovil had a rare chance on 65 minutes but it took astonishing vision from Gavin Williams who tried lobbing Jones from forty yards out but his shot landed a foot past the Orient goal. Jamie McAllister then curled a free kick just over after Anthony Griffith had been booked for hacking down Williams 25 yards out from goal.

 

Kevin Dawson came on for his debut replacing Foley and got stuck in straight away, challenging Griffith firmly but fairly but the O’s player was still fired up two minutes later when he pointlessly kicked the ball away and received his second yellow, and a red card, from ref Darren Sheldrake.

 

Nathan Ralph came on for Williams with twelve minutes left and went up front to provide pace alongside Hayter but the telling strike came at the other end with less than a minute left. Scott Cuthbert crossed in and Mooney stooped to head in for goal number ten of the season, one of the most vital, as it sealed the tie.

 

Six minutes of stoppage time elapsed and despite throwing Byron Webster and Burn up top and sending Stech up field for attacking set pieces, the final chance of the game came at the opposite end when after counter attacking after a Yeovil corner, Lee Cook thumped his shot against the Yeovil crossbar.

TV ALL EXCITED BY COACH EXODUS

Television interest in today’s coach exodus to Brisbane Road for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Area semi Final against Leyton Orient reached fever pitch this morning as BBC West, ITV West and Sky Sports News all promising to send cameras to Huish Park.

With eleven coaches now confirmed as full it means that Gary Johnson will have at least 550 supporters present to cheer the lads on. With several hundred other supporters from London and other parts of the country travelling to the ground it should ensure a cracking atmosphere for the match, as the Glovers strive to go a step closer to a Wembley Final.
So if you have a relative or friend travelling be sure to watch the lunchtime and early evening local news bulletins. 

GLOVERS 33/1 FOR 3-0 REPEAT

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The big match today is our Area Semi-Final tie away at Leyton Orient. Yeovil are 21/10 to win the tie.

 

If it’s better odds you fancy then why not try a correct score bet.

 

To win 2-1 Yeovil are 11/1 or if you fancy a repeat of last week’s match then you can get 33/.

 

Manager Gary Johnson has done all he can to drum up support for the lads and with 11 coaches travelling to London the atmosphere is going to be electric.

 

So get behind the lads and have a bet on The Glovers. And remember every bet helps the football club.

Bradford City represent the underdog in their Tuesday night clash with Aston Villa, with 15/4 on offer for them to shock the visiting Villans in the same way they upset Arsenal and Wigan in previous rounds. Their third Premier League opponents are odds on at 4/5 to win the first leg, however.

On Wednesday night, Chelsea are 4/9 to seize the advantage over Swansea City and recent history looks to be onside, as The Blues have won their last three semi-finals in this competition. The 15/2 Swans may yet fancy their chances having won four and lost just one of their last seven away games.

Meanwhile, you’ll find Southend United 9/5 to win away to Oxford (6/4) in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday night, before Thursday sees even money Coventry City take on 3/1 Preston North End.

Remember you can claim £25 to spend at your club when you sign up for Bet Butler. Simply place five £10 bets at evens or bigger at yeoviltown.betbutler.co.uk, then email enquiries@betbutler.co.uk for a voucher valid for tickets and club merchandise!

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DAN BURN LOAN EXTENDED

Yeovil Town have extended the youth loan of Fulham defender Dan Burn to the end of the season.

Burn has been an almost ever present in the side since his arrival from Fulham.
Commenting on the extension manager Gary Johnson said: "I am delighted to have secured Dan’s services for Yeovil Town until the end of the season."

OLDHAM GAME POSTPONED

Due to Oldham Athletic’s continuing involvement in the F.A.Cup after their fine victory over Nottingham Forest last Saturday Yeovil Town’s scheduled match at Boundary Park on Saturday 26th. January against Oldham has been postponed.

No new date has yet been arranged but it will be posted on our official site as soon as it is known.

CURTIS HEADS OUT

Yeovil Town have confirmed that Curtis Haynes-Brown has been signed by Cambridge United.

Everybody at Huish Park wish Curtis all the best at his new club.

NEW LOAN SIGNING

Yeovil Town have signed Matthew Dolan on a month’s loan from Championship side Middlesbrough.

Born in Hartlepool, Matthew suffered a horrific shoulder injury at the end of 2009-10 season but he has recovered well. Before the injury he was one of the outstanding players in his age group.
An all-action, energetic, tough and determined left footed player, Matthew can play in midfield or in defence and is an excellent header of the ball with bags of promise.

LADIES AT HUISH PARK

YEOVIL Town Ladies are delighted to announce that they will be playing their FA Women’s Premier League Cup Round of Sixteen match on the stadium pitch at Huish Park in Yeovil. The match takes place on Sunday 13th January 2013 and kicks off at 2.00pm, with National Premier League outfit Leeds United Ladies the opponents.

 

United are one of the top sides outside of the Women’s Super league, and presently sit in third place in the league. They are a formidable side, but as the Glovers have proved already this season with good performances and results over national League sides Reading Women and Portsmouth Ladies, they are more than capable of competing with sides from the top league.

 

“This is one of the biggest matches in the club’s history, and certainly the biggest since I’ve been here,” joint manager Sarah Lawler said this afternoon. “It is therefore great that we are able to play the game at such a top arena. The players are delighted to be playing the game at the stadium, and it will be a massive motivating factor for them.

 

“It is a big honour for us to be playing at Huish Park, and we would like to thank the main club and Gary Johnson for allowing it to happen. We will be going all out to win the match, and we intend to uphold the rich tradition of cup football at Yeovil Town.

 

“I would like to urge all Yeovil Town fans to come along and support us. We play good attacking football, and are great to watch, with entertainment and goals high on the agenda. With low admission prices on the day, it should present a great value and exciting afternoon of football. If you have not yet seen women’s football, please give it a go. I think that you will be pleasantly surprised.”

 

Admission prices have been set at £3.00 for adults, and £1.00 for concessions, with children able to enter for free if accompanied by a paying adult.

LEYTON ORIENT BUS UPDATE

Yeovil Town’s free coach travel to Leyton Orient for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Area Semi Final has now reached ten coaches. Supporters who are travelling should arrive at Huish Park well in time for a 1.00 pm departure.

The Coaches will be gathering behind the away end and supporters are requested to park their cars in the main car park behind the Screwfix stand. 
Each coach will have a number in the front windscreen and supporters are requested to travel only on their allotted coach number. No hot food or alcohol will be permitted on any bus.

If you are not sure of your bus number please contact Paul Hadlow, preferably by txt on 07736044570. Please bear in mind that Paul will be extremely busy over the period leading up to the trip so don’t be surprised if you don’t get an immediate response.
Two more companies in the shape of Thatchers Cider Co. and the Club Main Sponsors W & S Recycling have been added to the list of coach sponsors.

SUPPORT GLOVERS IN STYLE

Glovers supporters are being offered the chance to support their team from the luxurious surroundings of Sheffield United’s corporate areas for next Saturday’s League One clash.

 

VIP packages are available for the fixture which sees Yeovil take on the Blades, looking to avenge the 1-0 defeat at Huish Park back in September.

 

The prices are:

 

Tony Currie Suite – two course package

Includes:

Two Course Meal from our traditional pub fayre menu

Complimentary matchday programme

Padded cinema style seating

Soup Tea and Coffee

 

Adult:    £60 + vat

OAP:    £55 + vat

Jun:      £50 + vat

 

Tony Currie Suite – one course package

Includes:

One Course Meal from our traditional pub fayre menu

Complimentary matchday programme

Padded cinema style seating

Soup Tea and Coffee

 

Adult:    £50 + vat

OAP:    £45 + vat

Jun:      £40 + vat

 

For more information contact the SUFC Commercial Department on 0114 2213133.

F.A.CUP PRICES

With Yeovil having a day off on Saturday why not have a bet on the third Round of the F.A.Cup. 

You can find a comprehensive list of prices at yeoviltown.betbutler.co.uk

On Sunday non-league Mansfield (13/1) grab their share of the FA Cup spotlight against Liverpool (1/4), hoping for at least a replay (11/2) after winning four of six in the league.

Cheltenham Town also take on Premier League opponents on Monday night, with 9/1 on offer for them to beat Everton (7/20).

Meanwhile a treble on Chelsea (7/1)) at Southampton, West Brom (9/5) to best QPR and Aston Villa (evens) at home to Ipswich pays more than £97!

Remember you can claim £25 to spend at your club when you sign up for Bet Butler. Simply place five £10 bets at evens or bigger at yeoviltown.betbutler.co.uk, then email enquiries@betbutler.co.uk for a voucher valid for tickets and club merchandise!

Odds correct at time of writing

MADDEN TOUCHES DOWN PERMANENTLY

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce the permanent signing of Paddy Madden from Carlisle United.
The striker has penned a two-and-a-half year deal with Glovers for an undisclosed fee following a highly successful loan period.
Madden, 22, joined the Glovers on loan in October and has since played 16 games scoring nine goals in green and white.
Paddy said: "Obviously I am delighted to sign permanently at Yeovil Town. I have really enjoyed my loan spell here and I am looking forward to scoring more goals for the club."
Manager Gary Johnson said: "I am very pleased that Paddy has joined us on a permanent contract. He has been fantastic for us since joining on loan and will add to the quality we already have in the squad.
"The directors, management, players and fans all wanted Paddy to stay with us and I am delighted to have secured his signature."
The transfer is subject to football league paperwork.

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN 3-0 LEYTON ORIENT

Yeovil Town moved up to ninth place in League One with a comprehensive 3-0 win over  Leyton Orient at Huish Park this afternoon.

 

Two goals from Paddy Madden either side of a James Hayter close range finish gave the Glovers all three points against a side they face in the area semi final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy next week.  The result also keeps the good run going and Gary Johnson’s men have now lost just one of their last six league games now as they continue their upward momentum towards the playoff positions.

 

Russell Slade’s men looked out of sorts at times and only time will tell whether today’s performance and result has any impact at all on the big cup fixture next week.

 

Johnson named an unchanged team again for the battle with the O’s, a match in which an away win would see the visitors leapfrog the hosts in the division. New signing Kevin Dawson was ineligible to play so the same eleven began the match for the third game running.

 

Yeovil were the better side in the opening stages and went close on eleven minutes after good interplay between Madden and Gavin Williams. The Irishman showed some neat control before spraying the ball wide to the Welshman who crossed into the box. Madden met the ball well with his head but his effort came off the underside of the crossbar and was gathered at the second attempt by keeper Jamie Jones.

 

The game took time to ignite but eventually, halfway through the first period, the chances started to come. Ed Upson pulled a shot wide from Jamie McAllister’s pass, Gavin Williams then set up Madden who shot over the crossbar and Byron Webster flicked a header wide after Williams had swung in a free kick.

 

It could have been worse for Orient had Dominic Blizzard connected with Webster’s flick on from a free kick and another O’s defender had to clear when Hayter set up Madden again for a cross into the danger zone.

 

The visitors’ Dean Cox, conducting all the set pieces and looking dangerous at times, lashed a shot wide of the post following his own corner while Ben Chorley headed straight at Stech and David Mooney miscued a shot from twelve yards that Stech gathered easily.

 

As half time approached, Yeovil finally took the lead. The ball was played down the left flank for the tireless Hayter to run on to and his ball back into the middle was finished with the side of his foot by Madden for goal number eight of the season.

 

The striker then almost set up McAllister for an immediate second but the left winger lost control as he went round the keeper and the Glovers again almost added another when Stech released Madden with a quick goal kick. The front man outpaced the covering defender but shot at Jones.

 

The second half began with Orient a little better but the majority of the chances were falling to players in green and white shirts. Madden pulled a shot wide from Dan Burn’s header but the second goal soon arrived with an hour gone. Williams played a one two with Blizzard wide on the right who was fouled as he played the ball  but ref Simon Hooper played advantage and Williams’ cross was slid home at the near post by Hayter, a goal that took the ex-Bournemouth forward into double figures for the season.

 

Leon McSweeney shot wide and Cox fired at Stech as the O’s looked for a way back into the match but after Lloyd James’ shot was cleared off the line by Richard Hinds, the Glovers went three up with seventeen minutes remaining. Madden hassled Chorley into a dreadful back pass which the Irishman intercepted and coolly slotted past the helpless Jones for his ninth of the season.

 

Johnson responded to the match winning goal by taking off Williams, McAllister and Hayter and giving game time to Sam Foley, Reuben Reid and Gozie Ugwu in the last quarter hour but the changes didn’t affect the overall mood of the game and the sides swopped chances in the final few moments; Reid twice calling Jones into action and Michael Symes heading straight at Stech in stoppage time.a

Match Report : 01/01/2013

Yeovil Town moved up to ninth place in League One with a comprehensive 3-0 win over  Leyton Orient at Huish Park this afternoon.

 

Two goals from Paddy Madden either side of a James Hayter close range finish gave the Glovers all three points against a side they face in the area semi final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy next week.  The result also keeps the good run going and Gary Johnson’s men have now lost just one of their last six league games now as they continue their upward momentum towards the playoff positions.

 

Russell Slade’s men looked out of sorts at times and only time will tell whether today’s performance and result has any impact at all on the big cup fixture next week.

 

Johnson named an unchanged team again for the battle with the O’s, a match in which an away win would see the visitors leapfrog the hosts in the division. New signing Kevin Dawson was ineligible to play so the same eleven began the match for the third game running.

 

Yeovil were the better side in the opening stages and went close on eleven minutes after good interplay between Madden and Gavin Williams. The Irishman showed some neat control before spraying the ball wide to the Welshman who crossed into the box. Madden met the ball well with his head but his effort came off the underside of the crossbar and was gathered at the second attempt by keeper Jamie Jones.

 

The game took time to ignite but eventually, halfway through the first period, the chances started to come. Ed Upson pulled a shot wide from Jamie McAllister’s pass, Gavin Williams then set up Madden who shot over the crossbar and Byron Webster flicked a header wide after Williams had swung in a free kick.

 

It could have been worse for Orient had Dominic Blizzard connected with Webster’s flick on from a free kick and another O’s defender had to clear when Hayter set up Madden again for a cross into the danger zone.

 

The visitors’ Dean Cox, conducting all the set pieces and looking dangerous at times, lashed a shot wide of the post following his own corner while Ben Chorley headed straight at Stech and David Mooney miscued a shot from twelve yards that Stech gathered easily.

 

As half time approached, Yeovil finally took the lead. The ball was played down the left flank for the tireless Hayter to run on to and his ball back into the middle was finished with the side of his foot by Madden for goal number eight of the season.

 

The striker then almost set up McAllister for an immediate second but the left winger lost control as he went round the keeper and the Glovers again almost added another when Stech released Madden with a quick goal kick. The front man outpaced the covering defender but shot at Jones.

 

The second half began with Orient a little better but the majority of the chances were falling to players in green and white shirts. Madden pulled a shot wide from Dan Burn’s header but the second goal soon arrived with an hour gone. Williams played a one two with Blizzard wide on the right who was fouled as he played the ball  but ref Simon Hooper played advantage and Williams’ cross was slid home at the near post by Hayter, a goal that took the ex-Bournemouth forward into double figures for the season.

 

Leon McSweeney shot wide and Cox fired at Stech as the O’s looked for a way back into the match but after Lloyd James’ shot was cleared off the line by Richard Hinds, the Glovers went three up with seventeen minutes remaining. Madden hassled Chorley into a dreadful back pass which the Irishman intercepted and coolly slotted past the helpless Jones for his ninth of the season.

 

Johnson responded to the match winning goal by taking off Williams, McAllister and Hayter and giving game time to Sam Foley, Reuben Reid and Gozie Ugwu in the last quarter hour but the changes didn’t affect the overall mood of the game and the sides swopped chances in the final few moments; Reid twice calling Jones into action and Michael Symes heading straight at Stech in stoppage time.a 

SAME ELEVEN FOR GLOVERS

Gary Johnson has stuck with the same starting eleven that bat Portsmouth on Saturday.

The only change the manager has made is on the bench with Sam Foley returning from injury to take the place of youngster Will Agbo.
Yeovil Town: Stech; Ayling, Hinds, Webster, Burn; Williams, Upson, Blizzard, McAllister; Madden, Hayter.
Subs: Stewart, Foley, Ugwu, Reid, Brundle.

DAWSON SIGNS ON

Yeovil Town are pleased to announce the signing of former Shelbourne midfielder Kevin Dawson.
The 22-year-old joins on a contract until the end of season and will be available after the 2nd January.
Dawson started his career at Sporting Fingal before moving to Shelbourne. He has also represented the Republic of Ireland at Under 15, Under 16 and under 18 level.
Dawson said "I am over the moon to sign for Yeovil Town. I am friendly with Paddy Madden, who has only good things to say about the club. I am really looking forward to playing in green and white."

LEYTON ORIENT COACH UPDATE

Yeovil Town’s free transport offer to Leyton Orient has been met with a huge wave of enthusiasm by both sponsors and supporters. 

At the time of writing Green and White Supporters travel co-ordinator Paul Hadlow was taking bookings for coach number eight so if you are planning to take advantage of this great offer you need to act NOW.
So far sponsors include: The Yeovil Town Vice Presidents, Gary Johnson, Norman Hayward, John Fry, The First Team Squad, Andy Rossiter of Radio Cabs and director Ron Budden.
The club would like to once again take this opportunity to thank all our coach sponsors for their generous assistance.

PICK UP OR DOWNLOAD TODAY’S PROGRAMME

Supporters nursing a New Year hangover are in for a treat with today’s edition of Green& White.
Not only are there the usual features but you will be treated with interviews from Gavin Williams and right-back Luke Ayling.
Regular columns come from Gary Johnson, Ed Upson, Chris Spittles and Chris Dunlavy and big defender Byron Webster continues our Spotlight On feature.
O’s player Dean Cox chats to us about all things Leyton Orient.
If you can not make the game you can still get hold of a copy of Green&White on your iPhone or 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’.