Month: May 2013

PRE-SEASON FRIENDLIES

Yeovil Town Football Club have announced the first two of their pre-season friendly matches.

The club will play Torquay United at Plainmoor on Tuesday 16th July with a 19.45 kick off.
The second match will be on Tuesday 23rd July against Exeter City at Huish Park Park again with a 19.45 kick off.
Other matches are being arranged and will be posted on the official web site as soon as they have been confirmed.

GET YOUR HANDS ON A WEMBLEY SHIRT!

The Official Club Store will soon be running a auction for individually signed Play Off Final Shirts. These shirts will be auctioned on the clubs official eBay page.
The Club Store has taken now delivery of a new Championship range all available now from Huish Park.
A Play Off special double DVD will soon be available from the Club Store priced at just £15. The DVD features the semi final ties against Sheffield United and the memorable Wembley final win over Brentford. It also includes interviews from before and after the matches. Our thanks to SKY Sports and ITV for their help with this DVD.

THANK YOU

Yeovil Town Football Club has received literally hundreds of messages of goodwill since our Play-Off victory at Wembley.

The Chairman, Board of Directors, Chief Executive, Manager, Players and staff would like to thank you all for those messages.
We are all humbled by the experience and are now building for the task that awaits us in the N Power Championship, which we are all relishing!

WEMBLEY PHOTO GALLERY 1

With over 2,900 exclusive photos available to the club we are pleased to start a series of galleries from the Play Off Final win at Wembley.

We kick off with the team’s visit to Wembley on the Friday and a visit from actor James Purefoy.

Keep your eyes on ytfc.net for the series of galleries over the next few days.

RESERVE YOUR COPY TODAY!

The excitement simply refuses to die down at Yeovil Town as the club continues to celebrate its historic ascent into the npower Championship for the first time.
Nearly 20,000 Glovers travelled to Wembley to see Gary Johnson’s green and white army beat Brentford 2-1 with goals by top scorer Paddy Madden and Dan Burn. Jamie McAllister then went up the famous steps with his side to collect the playoff trophy and lift it aloft in front of the delirious Somerset fans.
The rise into the Championship elite makes it three promotions in the past ten years, a meteoric rise worthy of being put into commemorative print and that’s exactly what the club will be doing with a special book. 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 biggest matches, the top players, the managers and the personalities at the club and will include exclusive interviews with all four of the Glovers’ Football League bosses. 
Three further major interviews have been arranged with players that have been integral to the Glovers’ rise up the footballing pyramid and there will also be some exclusive pictures not seen before from the past decade as well as some other top names from the world of football. All this will be backed up with all the facts and figures from the last ten years in the 200-page book.
You can reserve your copy today. Simply email book@ytfc.net now and we will get in touch near the date of publication to arrange payment and/or delivery. Only 500 copies will be produced and more than half of them have already been pre-reserved so don’t delay, make sure you have a special piece of the YTFC history. 

DON’T MISS IT! – SEASON TICKETS ON SALE

With Yeovil Town securing Championship football next season there is no better time to secure your seat by purchasing a season ticket.
Next season the Glovers will host teams like Blackburn Rovers, Leeds United and Birmingham City and you could be part of the action for a little as £320!
Don’t miss it, continue the journey with Yeovil Town!


Application forms and the full price list is available for download HERE.
To download a Junior Glovers Membership form click HERE.
Details on the Zebra Finance plan can be found HERE.

FIRST EDITION OF EMOTION SPORT AVAILABLE

eMotion Sport has today released its first full-length 60 page magazine, featuring a wealth of sport from across the region.
eMotion has got an exclusive six-page feature on Yeovil’s amazing play-off final win on Sunday, including news and pictures from the big day as we reached the npower Championship for the first time.
As an extra bonus, subscribe this month for a chance to win a shirt signed by the promotion winning team.
On top of all that, there’s all the latest news from across the region to keep you up-to-date on everything going on in local sport.
Pick up eMotion Sport today by clicking here – and subscribe for a chance to win great prizes every month.

EXCLUSIVE WEMBLEY VIDEOS

Fans can now view two exclusive videos from the changing rooms at Wembley.

ytfc.net was on hand to record the players celebrating their victory over Brentford to secure Championship football.
The videos are on the official YouTube page which can be viewed by clicking here.

PLAY OFF DVD

Yeovil Town today announced that they are planning to release a DVD covering the whole Play-Off Campaign with match footage, interviews and TV coverage of the events.

First they will need to collate all footage available before the project can begin but every effort will be made to progress the project as quickly as possible. 

GARY NAMED AS MANAGER OF YEAR

Manager Gary Johnson has tonight been named the LMA League One Manager of the Year.

Gary took Yeovil the play-off final at Wembley and secured promotion to the Championship after beating Brentford 2-1.
Everyone at Yeovil Town would like to congratulate Gary on winning this award. 

OPEN TOP BUS TOUR ROUTE

Details of Yeovil Town’s victorious Bus Tour of the town have now been finalised.
 
The celebration bus tour which has been sponsored and organised by the Western Gazette and the Western Daily Press will leave Huish Park 12.15 tomorrow morning with the victorious manager Gary Johnson and all the players and club officials on board.
 
The bus will then head east along Preston Road and then Kingston.
 
At the hospital roundabout the bus will take the second exit for Park Road and slow for supporters after heading right along Princes Street.
 
It will then turn left onto High Street and park opposite the end of King George Street in The Borough so players and staff can alight to sign autographs and pose for pictures.
 
After one hour the bus will leave the town centre on Silver Street, where its next stop will be meet staff at AgustaWestland on Lysander Road.
 
Supporters will be given a second chance to congratulate the Glovers by lining the streets in the evening when the bus will leave Huish Park again at 5.15pm.
 
Having travelled south on Western Avenue, the bus will again head east on Preston Road before right on to Preston Grove and then Westbourne Grove where the team are attending a civic ceremony.

CELEBRATE WITH THE TEAM!

Fans can celebrate with their Yeovil Town heroes when they come to The Borough in Yeovil on an open top bus on Tuesday.
The bus – containing the players, manager Gary Johnson and other club officials, will leave the club at Huish Park at 12.15-12.30 and will be in the Borough for an hour between 1pm and 2pm.
The bus tour has been organised the the Western Gazette In Association With the club and the Western Daily Press.

WE ARE CHAMPIONSHIP!

Yeovil Town secured Championship football thanks to a 2-1 win over Brentford at Wembley.

Goals in the first half from Paddy Madden and Dan Burn secured the win.

Just two minutes into the game skipper Jamie McAllister required lengthy treatment on a facial injury after just two minutes. 

Paddy Madden had the first meaningful shot of the game but his effort was well blocked by Harlee Dean on the edge of the area.

Just a minute later the leading scorer in League One put the Glovers one up. After a surging run from Sam Foley saw his shot blocked but the ball fell kindly to Madden, who curled an effort with the outside of his boot past the full stretched Moore in the Brentford goal.

Brentford started to build up some pressure mid-way through the first half and their first corner resulted in Dean heading at goal but the Glovers back four stood firm and cleared the danger.

Foley’s run just before half-time resulted in a corner and Yeovil’s second goal. A deep floating corner caused havoc in the Brentford defence. Big Dan Burn rose highest and his header went through a group of players and snuck over the line to make it 2-0.

Right on the stroke of half time Brentford thought they had pulled a goal back, but Stech was on hand to clutch the ball out of the air.

The second half started in bright sunshine with Brentford forcing a early corner, which was headed wide by the towering Dean at the back post.

Brentford pulled a goal back after 51 minutes. A run from Clayton Donaldson saw him tackled by Burn and the resulting corner was whipped across on to the head of Dean, who made no mistake from close range.

Town had Stech to thank for keeping the score at 2-1 after the hour mark, when he dived to save a Donaldson header from a corner.

Just minutes later Stech was again on hand to keep the lead intact. A iinking run by Forshaw saw the winger get past the defence, but his shot was well saved by the legs of the big shot stopper.

With 75 minutes on the clock winger Kevin Dawson was booked for a dive when the Yeovil faithful were screaming for a penalty.

Substitute Wright-Phillips stung the palms of Stech, but the keeper was equal to the strikers volley on the turn.

In the dying minutes Yeovil hung on under pressure to secure Championship football next season.

Match Report : 19/05/2013

Yeovil Town secured Championship football thanks to a 2-1 win over Brentford at Wembley.
Goals in the first half from Paddy Madden and Dan Burn secured the win.
Just two minutes into the game skipper Jamie McAllister required lengthy treatment on a facial injury after just two minutes. 
Paddy Madden had the first meaningful shot of the game but his effort was well blocked by Harlee Dean on the edge of the area.
Just a minute later the leading scorer in League One put the Glovers one up. After a surging run from Sam Foley saw his shot blocked but the ball fell kindly to Madden, who curled an effort with the outside of his boot past the full stretched Moore in the Brentford goal.
Brentford started to build up some pressure mid-way through the first half and their first corner resulted in Dean heading at goal but the Glovers back four stood firm and cleared the danger.
Foley’s run just before half-time resulted in a corner and Yeovil’s second goal. A deep floating corner caused havoc in the Brentford defence. Big Dan Burn rose highest and his header went through a group of players and snuck over the line to make it 2-0.
Right on the stroke of half time Brentford thought they had pulled a goal back, but Stech was on hand to clutch the ball out of the air.
The second half started in bright sunshine with Brentford forcing a early corner, which was headed wide by the towering Dean at the back post.
Brentford pulled a goal back after 51 minutes. A run from Clayton Donaldson saw him tackled by Burn and the resulting corner was whipped across on to the head of Dean, who made no mistake from close range.
Town had Stech to thank for keeping the score at 2-1 after the hour mark, when he dived to save a Donaldson header from a corner.
Just minutes later Stech was again on hand to keep the lead intact. A iinking run by Forshaw saw the winger get past the defence, but his shot was well saved by the legs of the big shot stopper.
With 75 minutes on the clock winger Kevin Dawson was booked for a dive when the Yeovil faithful were screaming for a penalty.
Substitute Wright-Phillips stung the palms of Stech, but the keeper was equal to the strikers volley on the turn.
In the dying minutes Yeovil hung on under pressure to secure Championship football next season.

PUREFOY VISITS THE SQUAD

In preparation for tomorrow’s final the Yeovil Town squad today trained at Chelsea’s training ground in Cobham.
Before they departed the hotel they were visited by Hollywood actor James Purefoy, who is attending the final tomorrow with his family.
Purefoy, who resides in a village just outside Yeovil. He is well known for his recent role in SKY Atlantic series The Following.

PLAYERS VISIT WEMBLEY

The Yeovil Town squad today visited Wembley Stadium for a acclimatisation visit.
The players took in the surroundings of the National Stadium taking pictures so they can concentrate 100% on the game on Sunday.
They visited the changing rooms and the Bobby Moore Suite where they will be meeting family and friends after the game.
There will be a full Wembley Gallery on ytfc.net soon.

WEMBLEY SQUAD PICTURE

Just before leaving for Wembley for the nPower Play -Off Final Gary Johnson and his team lined up for the camera.

Posters of the Wembley squad will be on sale in the club shop from tomorrow morning.

TICKETS AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY

Following discussions with Wembley National Stadium, The Football League are pleased to confirm that tickets for both sets of supporters are to be made available to purchase from the Stadium’s ticket offices which are situated on level B1 from 9.30 am on Sunday. Please follow the appropriate signage when you arrive at the stadium.
 
Ticket prices range from £30 – £80 with half price concessions available for U16’s and senior citizens. All ticket prices are subject to availability.

THE GREAT ADVENTURE STARTS

Well there is no turning back now as Yeovil Town and manager Gary Johnson set off on their way to their London headquarters in preparation for Sunday’s nPower League One Play-Off Final.

The squad will have a meal awaiting them at their hotel before an early night as the preparation takes on a more intense phase. 
Friday morning will see a visit to acclimatise at Wembley Stadium followed by a training session in the afternoon followed by more nourishment and sleep.
On Saturday the squad will move to a hotel very near to Wembley as they make their final preparations for the big game on the 19th.
So is to be Glory or dejection?? Only time will tell but Gary Johnson, Terry Skiverton and Darren Way couldn’t have prepared any better.
So come on all you Glovers get behind the lads at Wembley on Sunday and let’s hope for Championship football next season.

POLICE SUGGESTED PUBS

The Met Police have issued a list of recommended pubs situated near the Yeovil Town of Wembley Stadium. 

They are keen to point out that this is only a suggested list and Yeovil Town fans will be allowed to socialise anywhere they want and enjoy what promises to be a memorable day.

Wembley Pubs

 

East – Yeovil

 

1) The Torch

1 – 5 Bridge Road, Wembley, HA9 9AB

 

2) Crock of Gold

23 Bridge Road, Wembley, HA9 9AB

 

4) Moore Spice

Wembley Retail Park, Unit 2, Engineers Way, HA9 0EH

 

5) Watkins Folly

1 Empire Way, Wembley, HA9 0EW

 

6) Blue Check Café

12 – 13 Empire Way, Wembley, HA9 0RQ

 

18) Alisan Bar

The Junction, Wembley Retail Park, Engineers Way, HA9 0EG

 

19) Crystal Club (Silverspoon)

South Way, Wembley

 

22) The Parish

120 Wembley Park Drive, Wembley, HA9 8HP

 

23) First Class Sports Bar

125 Wembley Park Drive, HA9 8HG

 

24) The Wembley Tavern

121 Wembley Park Drive, HA9 8HG

 

32) Cheers Bar

45 Blackbird Hill, NW9 8RS

 

COACH TRAVEL PAYMENT

Would all supporters who have booked coach travel to Wembley with the Green & White Supporters Club please note that all bookings need to be paid for by close of play tomorrow afternoon to confirm your booking.

If you are unable to do this please contact Paul Hadlow on 07736 044570 as soon as possible.

KIT FOR WEMBLEY FINAL

Yeovil Town will now play in a shirt that has been especially adapted for the Wembley Final. 
The team were initially due to wear next season’s kit in its entirety on Sunday but the Club has been informed by the match officials that the white back panels on the shirts of both teams creates an unacceptable colour clash. 
Rather than play the final in the usual away strip, the team will now appear in a shirt which will be in the 2013/2014 style but with a green rather than a white back panel. This shirt will only be worn in the Play Off Final. 
The Club is very grateful to kit suppliers Vandanel for being able to produce this shirt at such short notice.    

GET SOCIAL WITH YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town’s social networking sites Facebook and Twitter are still proving popular with our fans.
With the club appearing at Wembley this weekend there will be exclusive photos and videos on our Twitter feed.
The club has been running twitter updates via @ytfcofficial for a while now, including on matchdays, and more than 6,000 fans are following already.
Yeovil’s Facebook and Twitter sites are a great way to stay in touch with what is going on at Huish Park.
twitter.com/ytfcofficial and facebook.com/ytfcofficial are the ONLY official social networking sites used by Yeovil.
Our YouTube page is live and can be found here.
Signing up is free for all sites, so why not get involved? Visit the club’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube sites today!

Tweets by @ytfcofficial

GARY UP FOR APRIL AWARD

Manager Gary Johnson has been nominated for the April Manager Of The Month award.
Johnson guided the Glovers to four wins in the month of April securing the teams place in the playoffs.
AFC Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe and Doncaster’s Brian Flynn are also up for the award.
The Manager of the Month award is decided by former Charlton Athletic manager Alan Curbishley, Football League Chief Operating Officer Andy Williamson, League Managers Association Deputy CEO Olaf Dixon and Katy Thomas, npower Partnerships and Sponsorships Manager. 

MEDIA FLOCK TO HUISH PARK

Huish Park today was packed with the local and national press ahead of this weekend’s play off final.
The press conference started at 2pm and ran until 5.30pm. Both BBC, SKY Sports will be running extended interviews on TV and radio. 
Manager Gary Johnson and the squad were all made available to the press with striker Paddy Madden in high demand.
There will be lots of local and national coverage over the next couple of days and all will be featured on ytfc.net in our press talk section.

PADDY & KEV GO LARGE IN THE KITCHEN

During today’s frenzied Press Conference the boys and girls from Sky Sports News dreamt up the idea of featuring our two Irish players (Jedward!!) doing some cooking in the kitchen for a feature on Sky Sports News.

It will make some "must see" viewing when it hits ours screens but to say the lads have a chance on Masterchef is perhaps taking things too far.  
With the help of club chef Kevin their task was to cook a Pizza in front of the cameras. 
Well not to put too fine a point on it the end result was not the best although I suspect the film on Sky Sports might give you the impression their efforts were wonderful. The truth is that Sky missed  the best shot as Kevin was seen throwing up in the corner!!!
But hey why spoil a good story with the truth!!!

GLOVERS IN SONG!!

Local comedian Jimmy Quinn enlisted the help of Gary Johnson and the Glovers squad to help launch his career as a Pop Star!!!

Jimmy has written a song for Wembley and he enlisted the help of the squad to try out the song during the Wembley Press Conference as all the players and Gary were in one place at the same time.
As you can see from our photo’s they all seemed to enjoy the experience although whether the song makes it into the cut throat pop music industry is another story altogether.
Watch out for coverage on Sky Sports News and your local news bulletins.

FANS MEET SQUAD AT ASDA AND TESCO

Yesterday the Yeovil Town management and squad were in Tesco and Asda to meet fans and sign copies of the DVD History in the Making.
Crowds gathered to meet the squad and wish them well before this weekend’s final at Wembley against Brentford.

BOOK YOUR TRAVEL

Fans are reminded that when booking travel to Wembley with the Green and Whites they need to pay in advance.
Coaches Leave the Football Club 7.00am
 
Members: £25.00
Conc: £23.00
 
Non Members: £27.00
Conc: £25.00
 
All money to be paid when booking your seat in person to secure your seat If you book your seat by telephone,please pay your money as soon as possible to secure your seat.
 
If there is nobody in the GWSC shop you can leave your payment at the main office, clearly marking who it is from and with a contact telephone number.
 
All cheques to be made out to Green & White Supporters Club or GWSC.
Contact
Paul Hadlow
Phone or Text
07736-044570
Rich Rendell
01935-427072

GARY & THE LADS AT ASDA TONIGHT

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson and some of his squad will be signing copies of their "History in the making!" DVD’s at Asda this evening from approx. 17.30 to 18.30. 

It is also hoped that the N Power Play-Off Final Trophy will be on display.

So if you want to wish the lads good luck for Wembley you know where to come.

CLUB STORE OPENING TIMES

The Yeovil Town Club Store will have extended opening times in the build up to Wembley.
The store has new Wembley products in stock and will be selling the new home strip from Monday 13th May.
The opening hours will be: 
Saturday 11th May – 10am–1pm
Sunday 12th May – CLOSED
Monday 13th May – 10am-6pm
Tuesday 14th May – 10am-6pm
Wednesday 15th May – 10am-6pm
Thursday 16h May – 10am-6pm 
Friday 17th May – 10am-6pm
Saturday 18th May – TBC

WEMBLEY TRAVEL DETAILS

GREEN AND WHITE SUPPORTERS CLUB
Coaches Leave the Football Club 7.00am
 
Members: £25.00
Conc: £23.00
 
Non Members: £27.00
Conc: £25.00
 
All money to be paid when booking your seat in person to secure your seat If you book your seat by telephone,please pay your money as soon as possible to secure your seat.
 
If there is nobody in the GWSC shop you can leave your payment at the main office, clearly marking who it is from and with a contact telephone number.
 
All cheques to be made out to Green & White Supporters Club or GWSC.
Contact
Paul Hadlow
Phone or Text
07736-044570
Rich Rendell
01935-427072
AWAY TRAVEL CLUB
The Away Travel Club will also be running coaches. Please call Mark Kelly on 07939618275 or Roger Brimble on 01935 475384 to book your place. A £10 deposit will be required. The price for travel is £22. Leaving at 7.30am.

PADDY SCOOPS ANOTHER AWARD

Yeovil Town striker Paddy Madden has scooped yet another award.

 

After takng virtually all the local end of season awards he has now been voted by Match magazine readers as the League One Player of the Season.

 

On receiving the award from The Gaffer, Gary Johnson, he said: "I am very humbled but delighted to receive yet another award voted for by Match Magazine readers.

 

"I will send the award back to Dublin where me Da will display it with all my other awards.

 

"It’s been a great season for me and I just hope I can score at Wembley and help the club gain promotion." 

WISH GARY & THE LADS GOOD LUCK!

Want to wish Gary and the lads Good Luck? 

Well you will have the chance by going to Tesco in Yeovil on Monday at 4.00 pm when Gary and the lads will be signing copies of their recently released DVD "History in the Making" and as an added bonus the N Power Play Off Final Trophy will also be on show courtesy of N Power.

SIXTH IN A ROW EXCELLENCE AWARD

Yeovil Town FC has been awarded ‘The Football League Family Excellence Award’ for the 2012/13 season.
Created in 2007, the Award recognises the outstanding experience clubs provide for young fans and families at their grounds.  The winners are decided by an independent assessment, using ‘mystery shopper’ families commissioned by The Football League, at all 72 League clubs during the 2012/13 season.
47 clubs from across all three divisions of The Football League were given the Award for 2013 – with eight clubs securing it for the sixth year running. A total of four also won the award for the first time this year.
In announcing the successful clubs, Football League Chairman, Greg Clarke, said: “The Football League Family Excellence Award provides clubs with a benchmark in their efforts to attract families through their gates.
“It is hugely encouraging to see so many clubs receiving the accolade, demonstrating The Football League’s commitment to securing the next generation of fans.”
With greater use of family areas, matchday entertainment and family pricing initiatives, the 2012/13 season has seen an increasing focus on making the experience itself more compelling.  
The provision of specific pre-match information for families and first-time fans, dedicated family stadium entrances, specially trained family area receptionists, technology-supported entertainment, and a comprehensive effort to rid family areas of abusive language and anti-social behaviour, have all combined to increase the benchmark.
The judges were particularly impressed with the efforts clubs are making to engage with families through matchday entertainment, refreshment facilities and mascot activities, all ensuring they can enjoy the match in a dedicated, safe, welcoming and entertaining environment.
The Football League also aims to give encouragement to those clubs that have not been successful this time around. Best practice guidance, benchmarking feedback and training will be available to the remaining clubs to encourage their efforts towards achieving the mark next season.
The Football League has also recognised the clubs delivering the very best family experience in each division through the ‘Family Club of the Year’ award at this season’s Football League Awards. 
AFC Bournemouth, Brighton & Hove Albion, Cardiff City, Doncaster Rovers, Oxford United and Plymouth Argyle were shortlisted for the award with Cardiff City being announced as eventual overall winners. AFC Bournemouth picked up the League 1 award with Plymouth Argyle were crowned League 2 winners. 
The Football League Awards were held on 24th March 2013 at The Brewery in Central London.  For more information, visit www.FLAwards.com.

TICKETS ON GENERAL SALE

Play Off Final Tickets 


NOW ON GENERAL SALE

Play Off Final 2013

19 MAY 2013, KICK-OFF 1.30 PM

Wembley Stadium, London, HA9 0WS

 

 with the exception of a quantity of 2000 tickets that will be retained for sale to sponsors and advertisersSee TicketsThe Club will be selling its allocation of tickets through 

 

Season Ticket Holders Only

See Tickets May 2013 from our nominated ticket agency thTickets on sale from 9am on  8

 

General Sale

 May from thTickets on sale from 9am on 9our nominated ticket agency See Tickets

 

Ticket Prices                          Adults                     Concessions

Cat 1                                       £80                          £40

Cat 2                                       £62                          £31

Cat 3                                       £52                          £26

Cat 4                                       £40                          £20

Cat 5                                       £30                          £15



 

Additional Information

 

Allocation

We have been initially allocated 30,000 seats in the East side of the Stadium. Tickets will be sold from the North Stand round to the South Stand.

 

Booking Fees (online/ticket hotline)

 

 Class post. Recorded Delivery £2.95. Registered Post £6.50. Collection – £1.50st£1.80 plus VAT per ticket. Deliver – £1.75 1

 

Ticket Limits

Season Ticket holders will be able to purchase up to 8 tickets. Other buyers will be able to purchase up to 6 tickets

 

Disabled & Visually Impaired Supporters

There are 126  spaces for wheelchair disabled supporters (and 128 spaces for carers). These prices are equivalent  to the relevant price for the area in which they are situated, with their personal assistants gaining access free of charge. Ambulant disabled persons can sit anywhere within the Stadium, however there are a number of seats which  have step free access that are recommended for persons with mobility difficulties, which are positioned in Level 1 on rows 30/31. These prices are equivalent to the relevant price for the area in which they are situated. Carers are free of charge.

Please note head-sets and mini induction loops are free of charge and need to be pre-booked in advance, please email accessforall@wembleystadium.com.

 

 May 2013th Disabled tickets can be purchased from See Tickets from 9am on the 9

 

Family Area

Family Area tickets situated in blocks 105-108 can be purchased from See Tickets online or through their ticket hotline. Coach travel can be arranged for families through the Green and White Supporters Club.

Singing Fans Area

The singing blocks will be 109-114 behind the goal.

 

Executive Seats & Hospitality

Contact Dave Linney at Yeovil Town FC

 

Car Parking

 www.gotocsp.com/bookingsParking for supporters and supporters coaches can be purchased via or 0208 900 2405. Coach parking is charged at £63.50 per coach and car parking is charged at £27.75 per car.

Ticket Terms & Conditions

Tickets are sold as instructed by the Football League and as per terms and conditions of

 www.football-league.co.uk/ticketconditionssale which can be viewed on www.seetickets.com/yeovilor at 

 

Coach Travel

To arrange coach travel to Wembley contact Paul Hadlow on 07736044570 or the Green and Whites Supporters Club on 01935 423662 Ext 229.

The Away Travel Club will also be running coaches. Please call Mark Kelly on 07939618275 to book your place. A £10 deposit will be required.

 

Wembley Information

View From Your Seat – Fans who are thinking about buying tickets or have bought tickets often want to know what view they’ll have in the stadium and this feature lets them see.

 

Stadium Guide – Lists the facilities on each level of the stadium.

                 

Ticket Office Opening Hours

OPEN 24hours 7 days a week

                                                               

BUY ONLINE: www.seetickets.com/yeovil

24-hour  See Tickets                               

Dedicated Yeovil TICKET HOTLINE    

08712970044

 

PLAY-OFF SEMI PICTURE GALLERY

Over 100 pictures from Monday’s Play-Off Semi-Final against Sheffield United can now be viewed here on our Official Web Site.

Action pictures and behind the scenes celebrations shot are just a few of this unique collection of pictures.
You can view the pictures by clicking on Gallery on the home page.

LADIES FINISH THIRD

YEOVIL Town Ladies turned on the style at the seaside on Sunday to delight the travelling fans with a resounding 4-0 victory over third placed Brighton and Hove Albion Ladies. Laura Bray was in fine form with a brace of goals, and further strikes from Grace Rapp and Shannon Osman completed the rout, as the Glovers leapfrogged over the Seagulls for a sensational third place finish for the season.
“We set out for this last game of the season feeling confident and determined to finish the league season on a high,” joint manager Nigel Williams said after the match. “And that’s just what we did with a great victory over one of the league’s fancied teams. It was our biggest ever win in the Premier League, and to do it over one of the top teams sending us to a third place finish was wonderful.” 
“The pitch was fantastic and certainly allowed us to play football,“ Williams continued. “Today I thought the girls could go out and produce a good performance. We asked them to make sure that they were clinical in their game, and our passing, movement, delivery and most importantly finishing in the final third was first class.” 
Brighton have some really talented players, and they play at a fast pace, and showed this well in the early stages with some good football. Yeovil knew that they had to be at their best to get anything from the match, and they went on to take a deserved victory after winning the battle in midfield. 
With this battle prevalent in the opening encounters, Yeovil were being tested down the Brighton right, and the back four had to make sure that they were on their toes. The Glovers allowed Brighton in two or three times in the first ten minutes, but goalkeeper Beth Howard, who had a brilliant game was strong in coming for the ball and controlled her area well. 
Yeovil made the breakthrough on five minutes when Mitch Keehan picked up a loose ball just inside the Brighton half and played a simple pass through the channel for Grace Rapp to fire home from just inside the box. The finish showed great maturity from the young striker and allowed Yeovil some breathing space at 1-0.
Brighton still pushed to expose the Glovers down the right, and a few moments later their right winger got the better of Keehan, but having got past her their legs became entangled and it was one of those that the referee was going to give as he promptly pointed to the spot, awarding a penalty. Up stepped the Brighton player and fired the ball to Howard’s left, but the Yeovil ‘keeper brilliantly dived to the make the save. 
“We are jumping around congratulating the save only for the lineman to flag, saying she moved off her line.” Williams said. “Brighton replaced the ball, and the same player stroked a good shot, this time to Beth’s Left and she stretched to save again! Checking the lino again we then jumped around. We deserved that. A brilliant day’s work by Beth just for that bit of the game. However, she was great throughout the game today.”
Continuing, Williams said. “At half time we had a good chat to the team and changed a couple of things to give Brighton something else to think about. The team went out to play a side that was just desperate to score, and in all honesty their shooting did not match the rest of their game. From a Managers’ point of view we could see that Brighton had lost a bit of discipline and players were shooting from all angles.” 
Yeovil now settled into the second half and started to play some great football. 
Nigel added; ”I wanted to see simple passing and movement, and the girls responded to this. We were moving the ball from left to right and switching play using the width of the pitch. Stace (Stacey Pearson) played a great ball out to Laura Bray) on seventy minutes, and she carried the ball cutting across their left back. Still being pressured by the centre backs she unleashed a shot from the edge of the area high into the net to make it 2-0.
“This was the icing on the cake that allowed us to relax, and two minutes later we crossed the ball into the box for Laura to show her best goal poaching credentials, coming to our benefit again, as she scored from close range for a 3-0 lead.” 
With the County Cup final coming the Glovers allowed themselves to change some personnel. It was great to see Justine Lorton back on the pitch following a short term injury. She has a presence on the field that just calms the team down. Another change saw Shannon Osman come in up front to put a lot of pressure on the home defence, and we the Glovers went on to dominate. 
By this time Yeovil were just trying to see out the game. However, with the pressure they were putting on the Seagulls defence they were all over them. A couple of corners, one from the right one from the left followed. The second was delivered with power to the front post, and Osman poked the ball over the line to make it a resounding 4-0. 
“It was not just about the win today,” Williams said. “We put the team under a lot of pressure, and we wanted the win. It was a game that we have secured third spot, and we wanted to finish on a high. All I can say is it was everything we asked for and more. What a great way to finish the season with a 4-0 win away from home on the last day of the season. Plus we have secured third place in the table. 
“The Girls have worked well for us this season. However, it is not over yet. We are not celebrating the season yet as we have a cup final to play. We can celebrate the season after that. We have to continue our professional approach to what are aiming to achieve this season. It has been good so far.” 
Yeovil Town Ladies: Yeovil Town Ladies – Howard, Brazell, Williams, Edwards, Keehan, Cook, Radburn, Pearson (Osman – 79), Whitton, Bray, Rapp (Lorton – 66)
Substitutes Not Used: Kayleigh Sage, Jodi Cornwall 
Goals: 1-0 (Grace Rapp – 5), 2-0 (Laura Bray – 70), 3-0 (Laura Bray – 72), 4-0 (Shannon Osman – 85) 
Referee: Paul Rowe (Sussex)
Next Match: Somerset FA Women’s Senior Cup Final – – Yeovil Town Ladies vs. Keynsham Town Ladies. (Street FC – BA16 0NE) 16 May 2013, 7.30pm kick off.
Report by Nigel Williams and Ali King 

NEW HOME KIT UNVEILED

Yeovil Town Football Club has launched its home kit for the 2013/14 season. 
The new strip made by Sondico will be available to buy from the Official Club Store and online from Monday 13th May priced at £40 for adults and £30 for child sizes.
The shirt features the now traditional green and white hoops on the front, whilst mainly white on the back along with white sleeves.
Supporters can see the new home strip in action for the first time when The Glovers take on Brentford at Wembley in the League One Play Off Final on Sunday 19th May.

WEMBLEY STADIUM INFORMATION

Disabled Parking:

Blue Badge parking is available to purchase at a cost of £17.75 per space via www.csparking.com/stadium or 0208 9002405


Shuttle Bus Service:

This is available from Wembley Park Station to the Stadium. For further information and to book a place on this, visitors can call 020 8838 1353 or visit www.brentct.org.uk


Musical Instruments:

Supporters wishing to take a musical instrument into the stadium must contact Ellie Harris at Wembley Stadium to apply for clearance on Tel: 0844 980 8001 Ext.6364 or email: Ellie.Harris@wembleystadium.com

No instruments are permitted on levels 2 & 5 or within Boxes and ideally the supporter should be situated at the back of Blocks 111,112,133 or 134 in the middle of the seating row.

 

BOOK YOUR TICKETS ONLINE

In anticipation of tomorrow’s general sale Yeovil Town would encourage as many fans as possible to book online.
Booking online is was and you can view the seating plan and choose which block they want to sit in and your booking will take less than five minutes.
To book your tickets click here

INFORMATION ON TAKING FLAGS TO WEMBLEY

Fans wishing to take flags to Wembley can find all the information you need to know below.
The following conditions apply to the display of flags within the stadium:
General Fan Flags (Max 2.5m)
The maximum size of general supporters flags allowed into stadium is 2.5m on the longest side
If flags obscure the view of any other fans, they will be requested to remove / roll them up
Flags must not block any signage, CCTV, gangways, access routes, exits or entrances
Flag poles greater than 1m in length are not allowed, neither are any articles that could potentially be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety are prohibited. 
Wembley Stadium reserves the right to confiscate flags if they are very large and we feel that it may compromise public safety, obscure someone’s view, a camera position or if a flag carried offensive, discriminatory, inflammatory messaging.
Large Supporter Flags
Permission must be sought in advance from the stadium and event owner to organise use of the very large supporter flags designed to be passed over people’s heads. In such cases the flag must be flame retardant and the organiser bringing the flag into the stadium will need to provide the appropriate H&S certification. An event organsiation company will need to take control of the management of the banner and further details of this will be passed on once the initial request has been submitted. Further information can be found in Appendix 4 of the Football League’s ‘Information Document’.

FANS HELP NEEDED

Glovers fans are being asked for the return of a banner that was taken after the home leg play off semi final. 
The banner, which says ‘LITTLE OLD YEOVIL…’ was first seen at the away tie against Sheffield United and the owner would like it returned so he can take it to Wembley.
If you know the whereabouts of the banner then please email jhealey@ytfc.net or drop the banner back to Huish Park.

TICKET REMINDER

Yeovil Town would like to remind fans that tickets for the Play Off Final are NOT on sale from Huish Park.

Tickets go on general sale on Thursday 9th May and can be ordered by clicking here or by calling 08712970044.
 

NEW SHIRT TO BE WORN AT WEMBLEY

After reaching the League One Play Off Final the club are delighted to announce that they will be wearing their new kit at Wembley Stadium.
The new shirt will be available to buy from the Official Club Store from Monday 13th May.
There will also be official Wembley merchandise on sale including a wide range of t-shirts, polo shirts, flags and scarves.
You can also get your hands on a official Play Off Final t-shirt from Vandanel by clicking here.

MEDIA NOTICE

Yeovil Town Football Club will be holding a pre-Wembley Press Conference on Tuesday 14th. May at 2.00 in the Alex Stock Lounge at Huish Park.

 

Manager Gary Johnson, his assistants Terry Skiverton, Darren Way and all the squad will be available for interviews and photographs.

 

All bona fide members of the press are welcome but we would be grateful if you could e mail us your intentions by Monday 13th. May to media@ytfc.net

GARY ON TV TONIGHT

Interest in Yeovil Town is at fever pitch today as media outlets scramble for interviews with The Gaffer and players.

Gary Johnson will be live in the BBC Points West Studio this evening from 18.30 on BBC1 while ITV will be having an interview with Chief Executive Martyn Starnes on their local news programmes.
Sky Sports News will also be catching up with The Gaffer at his home so expect to see footage of that interview on their programme throughout the afternoon and evening.

WEMBLEY TICKET INFORMATION

Play Off Final Ticket Information

Play Off Final 2013

19 MAY 2013, KICK-OFF 1.30 PM

Wembley Stadium, London, HA9 0WS

 

with the exception of a quantity of 2000 tickets that will be retained for sale to sponsors and advertisersSee TicketsThe Club will be selling its allocation of tickets through

 

Season Ticket Holders Only

See Tickets May 2013 from our nominated ticket agency thTickets on sale from 9am on  8

 

General Sale

May from thTickets on sale from 9am on 9our nominated ticket agency See Tickets

 

Ticket Prices                          Adults                     Concessions

Cat 1                                       £80                          £40

Cat 2                                       £62                          £31

Cat 3                                       £52                          £26

Cat 4                                       £40                          £20

Cat 5                                       £30                          £15



 

Additional Information

 

Allocation

We have been initially allocated 30,000 seats in the East side of the Stadium. Tickets will be sold from the North Stand round to the South Stand.

 

Booking Fees (online/ticket hotline)

 

Class post. Recorded Delivery £2.95. Registered Post £6.50. Collection – £1.50st£1.80 plus VAT per ticket. Deliver – £1.75 1

 

Ticket Limits

Season Ticket holders will be able to purchase up to 8 tickets. Other buyers will be able to purchase up to 6 tickets

 

Disabled & Visually Impaired Supporters

There are 126  spaces for wheelchair disabled supporters (and 128 spaces for carers). These prices are equivalent  to the relevant price for the area in which they are situated, with their personal assistants gaining access free of charge. Ambulant disabled persons can sit anywhere within the Stadium, however there are a number of seats which  have step free access that are recommended for persons with mobility difficulties, which are positioned in Level 1 on rows 30/31. These prices are equivalent to the relevant price for the area in which they are situated. Carers are free of charge.

Please note head-sets and mini induction loops are free of charge and need to be pre-booked in advance, please email accessforall@wembleystadium.com.

 

May 2013th Disabled tickets can be purchased from See Tickets from 9am on the 9

 

Family Area

Family Area tickets situated in blocks 105-108 can be purchased from See Tickets online or through their ticket hotline. Coach travel can be arranged for families through the Green and White Supporters Club.

Singing Fans Area

The singing blocks will be 109-114 behind the goal.

 

Executive Seats & Hospitality

Contact Dave Linney at Yeovil Town FC

 

Car Parking

 www.gotocsp.com/bookingsParking for supporters and supporters coaches can be purchased via or 0208 900 2405. Coach parking is charged at £63.50 per coach and car parking is charged at £27.75 per car.

Ticket Terms & Conditions

Tickets are sold as instructed by the Football League and as per terms and conditions of

 www.football-league.co.uk/ticketconditionssale which can be viewed on www.seetickets.com/yeovilor at

 

Coach Travel

To arrange coach travel to Wembley contact Paul Hadlow on 07736044570 or the Green and Whites Supporters Club on 01935 423662 Ext 229.

The Away Travel Club will also be running coaches. Please call Mark Kelly on 07939618275 to book your place. A £10 deposit will be required.

 

Wembley Information

View From Your Seat – Fans who are thinking about buying tickets or have bought tickets often want to know what view they’ll have in the stadium and this feature lets them see.

 

Stadium Guide – Lists the facilities on each level of the stadium.

                 

Ticket Office Opening Hours

OPEN 24hours 7 days a week

                                                               

BUY ONLINE: www.seetickets.com/yeovil

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Dedicated Yeovil TICKET HOTLINE    

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REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V SHEFFIELD UNITED

Que sera sera, whatever will be will be, we’re going to Wembley, que sera sera!”
That was the deafening song resounding around Huish Park this afternoon as goals from Kevin Dawson and Ed Upson gave Yeovil a 2-0 win, 2-1 on aggregate, as the Glovers will make their second trip to Wembley in six years for the League One playoff final
Dawson had scored in the fourth minute to level the tie after being put through by James Hayter and after a match that ebbed and flowed with either team having the chances to claim a goal, it was an 85th header from Upson from Paddy Madden’s cross that sparked delirious scenes at the Park.
At the end, there was a pitch invasion by ecstatic Yeovil fans who celebrated wildly with their heroes and Town will have to wait until later this afternoon to find out whether they will meet Swindon Town or Brentford in the final at Wembley on May 19th.
All this leaves the Glovers just ninety minutes from playing Championship football next season after an energy-sapping performance in the sultry Huish Park heat in front of a season’s best crowd of 8,152 spectators.
Gary Johnson named an unchanged squad and subs bench for today’s second leg which saw Yeovil slightly unfortunate to be a goal down from Friday’s first leg. Chris Morgan, his Sheffield United counterpart, made two changes from the Bramall Lane side dropping Dave Kitson to the bench along with the injured Barry Robson and introducing Joe Ironside and Callum McFadzean to his starting line up.
If Johnson had dreamed about winning this game with an early goal, he could not have hoped for a better start. After Dan Burn had headed a corner wide, Yeovil took the lead in the game and tied the match on aggregate after four minutes. James Hayter played an exquisite through ball to Kevin Dawson and the Irishman slotted coolly home into the net for his third goal of the season.
Yeovil took on where they left off from Friday night plying the more composed football while United resorted to going long ball from the back but utilising the flanks through McFadzean and Kevin McDonald. In fact it was McDonald who had the Blades’ first two chances but he blazed one wide and one out of the ground.
Michael Doyle then forced a fingertip over the bar from Marek Stech on seventeen minutes and Jamie Murphy then saw one shot saved between the legs of Stech and another cracked against the crossbar as United looked to retake the lead again.
Jamie McAllister had a free kick deflected for a corner before Chris Porter headed his chance on to the roof of the net.
Porter was then denied twice by some desperate defensive blockages early in the second half and Paddy Madden twice went close with headers, the latter of which was following a terrific passing move involving McAllister, Dawson and Ayling.
Yeovil then appeared to be on the ropes a little for the next twenty minutes or so as time and again, they seemed to lose the ball and find themselves on the back foot. Murphy’s cross eluded everyone and went out for a throw before the chance of the match arrived at the other end. Hayter knocked the ball out wide to Foley who sent in a perfect left wing cross but Hayter nodded his chance wide.
Then in the 84th minute, came the moment all Yeovil fans had been waiting for. The atmosphere had lifted just a minute or two as the crowd got behind them when Paddy Madden in the right channel crossed and Ed Upson rose to head home sending the crowd into delirium. It was an iconic moment for both Ed, the fans and the club as they had just five minutes plus stoppage time to hold on.
Those final moments dragged like hours but Yeovil came closest to scoring when Madden pulled the ball back for Foley to smash inches wide of the near post. 
When all is said and done, Yeovil were the better side over the two legs and deserve their berth in the Wembley final in thirteen days.

Match Report : 06/05/2013

Que sera sera, whatever will be will be, we’re going to Wembley, que sera sera!”
That was the deafening song resounding around Huish Park this afternoon as goals from Kevin Dawson and Ed Upson gave Yeovil a 2-0 win, 2-1 on aggregate, as the Glovers will make their second trip to Wembley in six years for the League One playoff final
Dawson had scored in the fourth minute to level the tie after being put through by James Hayter and after a match that ebbed and flowed with either team having the chances to claim a goal, it was an 85th header from Upson from Paddy Madden’s cross that sparked delirious scenes at the Park.
At the end, there was a pitch invasion by ecstatic Yeovil fans who celebrated wildly with their heroes and Town will have to wait until later this afternoon to find out whether they will meet Swindon Town or Brentford in the final at Wembley on May 19th.
All this leaves the Glovers just ninety minutes from playing Championship football next season after an energy-sapping performance in the sultry Huish Park heat in front of a season’s best crowd of 8,152 spectators.
Gary Johnson named an unchanged squad and subs bench for today’s second leg which saw Yeovil slightly unfortunate to be a goal down from Friday’s first leg. Chris Morgan, his Sheffield United counterpart, made two changes from the Bramall Lane side dropping Dave Kitson to the bench along with the injured Barry Robson and introducing Joe Ironside and Callum McFadzean to his starting line up.
If Johnson had dreamed about winning this game with an early goal, he could not have hoped for a better start. After Dan Burn had headed a corner wide, Yeovil took the lead in the game and tied the match on aggregate after four minutes. James Hayter played an exquisite through ball to Kevin Dawson and the Irishman slotted coolly home into the net for his third goal of the season.
Yeovil took on where they left off from Friday night plying the more composed football while United resorted to going long ball from the back but utilising the flanks through McFadzean and Kevin McDonald. In fact it was McDonald who had the Blades’ first two chances but he blazed one wide and one out of the ground.
Michael Doyle then forced a fingertip over the bar from Marek Stech on seventeen minutes and Jamie Murphy then saw one shot saved between the legs of Stech and another cracked against the crossbar as United looked to retake the lead again.
Jamie McAllister had a free kick deflected for a corner before Chris Porter headed his chance on to the roof of the net.
Porter was then denied twice by some desperate defensive blockages early in the second half and Paddy Madden twice went close with headers, the latter of which was following a terrific passing move involving McAllister, Dawson and Ayling.
Yeovil then appeared to be on the ropes a little for the next twenty minutes or so as time and again, they seemed to lose the ball and find themselves on the back foot. Murphy’s cross eluded everyone and went out for a throw before the chance of the match arrived at the other end. Hayter knocked the ball out wide to Foley who sent in a perfect left wing cross but Hayter nodded his chance wide.
Then in the 84th minute, came the moment all Yeovil fans had been waiting for. The atmosphere had lifted just a minute or two as the crowd got behind them when Paddy Madden in the right channel crossed and Ed Upson rose to head home sending the crowd into delirium. It was an iconic moment for both Ed, the fans and the club as they had just five minutes plus stoppage time to hold on.
Those final moments dragged like hours but Yeovil came closest to scoring when Madden pulled the ball back for Foley to smash inches wide of the near post. 
When all is said and done, Yeovil were the better side over the two legs and deserve their berth in the Wembley final in thirteen days.

BEWARE OF PIRATES

On this, the biggest day of our season, supporters are again reminded to only buy their match merchandise from official sources and not from the likely pirate sellers that will appear around the ground.

Flags, horns, hats etc are available from Mark Kelly who will be situated around the home terrace and Paul Hadlow from the Green & White Supporters Club Shop and of course from the official Club Shop in the main stand.
Any profits from these sources will be passed on to the club unlike the pirates who will not be donating to club funds.

A REMINDER TO FANS

Yeovil Town Football Club would like to remind supporters that it is an offence and contrary to the Football League ground regulations to bring flares or any other pyrotechnics into Huish Park Stadium.
Any supporter found to be in possession of any flares/pyrotechnics will be refused entry to the stadium or if found inside the stadium with such devices ejected and handed over to the police. 
CCTV is in operation in all stands and on turnstiles and will be used for evidential purposes.
Yeovil Town Football Club is committed to providing a high standard of safety within Huish Park and therefore will be operating a zero tolerance on flares and pyrotechnics.

20% OFF IN THE CLUB STORE

Tomorrow (Monday 6th May) sees Yeovil Town take on Sheffield United in the second leg of the League One Play Off Semi Final.
The official club store will be open with home and away shirts and shorts being reduced by 20%.

REPORT: SHEFF UTD V YEOVIL TOWN

A fortunate Callum McFadzean goal in the first minute of the second half proved to be the winner as Sheffield United beat Yeovil Town by a goal to nil at Bramall Lane in the play- off semi final first leg.
The goal, a deflected effort from the sub that went in off the post, was the catalyst for the Glovers to play their best stuff of the game after a scrappy first half. Both managers felt they had two justifiable claims for penalties; United’s two for fouls, Yeovil’s two for handballs but none were given leaving the tie poised delicately ahead of Monday’s second leg at Huish Park.
The Glovers were cheered on by a fantastic support of more than a thousand fans tonight, turning out in numbers more so than their hosts with tonight’s gate more than 5,000 down on the January fixture at the ground. 
Boss Gary Johnson received a triple boost ahead of tonight’s match with the three defenders missing from action recently reporting fit. Byron Webster, Jamie McAllister and Dan Burn all returned to the starting back four with Vitalijs 
Maksimenko, Lewis Young and Dominic Blizzard all dropping to the bench.
With so much at stake for the winners of the tie, maybe it was no surprise that the first half was more of a war of attrition than a stylish encounter. Good football was a rare sight in a first half punctuated by some strong challenges from both sides with referee Stuart Attwell’s whistle working overtime at certain points in the first half.
Ex Premier League striker Dave Kitson had the game’s first chance in the fifth minute but made a horrible connection with his head to Barry Robson’s cross and the ball screwed well wide. Robson, himself a veteran of top flight football albeit in Scotland, was proving influential and at the heart of what United created in the first half. He curled a free kick a foot wide of Marek Stech’s left hand post before then setting up Chris Porter with a corner but the header went wide. United had felt that Burn had grappled unfairly with Porter in the build up to the goal.
Jamie Murphy then wasted a chance to give his side the lead when he blazed over from eight yards out before United had a second penalty claim turned down when McAllister clashed with Robson as he ran into the box. Robson took a whack for his troubles and ended up going off with a rib injury on the half hour.
Yeovil enjoyed the bulk of the chances in the final fifteen minutes of the first half, the best of which fell to Kevin Dawson who drilled a low shot wide of the far post. Sam Foley also saw a shot blocked after Stech had released Paddy Madden down the left wing with a huge goal kick. 
The second half opened in disastrous fashion for the visitors. A long ball found Porter in an advanced position on the left hand side. He pulled the ball back to Murphy whose cross was met by sub McFadzean. The contact was far from perfect, it took a deflection off the leg of Burn and after hitting Stech’s post, rolled apologetically over the line and into the net.
The goal fired up Town and they were the better side by far for the next twenty minutes. Their impressive work rate allied to some composed passing in possession was serving them well and they looked to be closing in on an equaliser. Young keeper George Long spilled an Ed Upson shot but no one was following up and James Hayter thought he’d given the Glovers a leveller but the striker was half a yard offside when dinking a shot over Long and into an empty net.
Stech saved a weak shot from Murphy and then parried strongly from McFadzean’s shot from a tight angle after he had beaten McAllister in the left back position. Porter then went close with a curling effort as United started imposing themselves more on the game. Angelo Balanta came on for Hayter on 72 minutes and Kitson, walking a disciplinary tightrope all night after an earlier yellow card, was also withdrawn for Joe Ironside. 
Michael Doyle shanked a left foot shot well wide on 76 minutes but the majority of the action, and the controversy, switched to the other end as the first leg tie closed. Luke Ayling’s ball into the box was clearly handled by 
McFadzean but the assistant referee, fifteen yards away, inexplicably failed to flag. Then, after Webster’s header was saved on the line, Madden’s ball into the penalty area bounced off Maguire’s thigh and onto his outstretched arm, again neither official spotting the offence.
In stoppage time, Webster from a free kick forced Long into a terrific tip over with an acrobatic bicycle kick then headed over from a corner as Yeovil pressed to make it 1-1. In the end though, Johnson will have to be satisfied with a single goal deficit and hope that Lady Luck smiles more on the Glovers in Monday’s second leg.

Match Report : 03/05/2013

A fortunate Callum McFadzean goal in the first minute of the second half proved to be the winner as Sheffield United beat Yeovil Town by a goal to nil at Bramall Lane in the play- off semi final first leg.
The goal, a deflected effort from the sub that went in off the post, was the catalyst for the Glovers to play their best stuff of the game after a scrappy first half. Both managers felt they had two justifiable claims for penalties; United’s two for fouls, Yeovil’s two for handballs but none were given leaving the tie poised delicately ahead of Monday’s second leg at Huish Park.
The Glovers were cheered on by a fantastic support of more than a thousand fans tonight, turning out in numbers more so than their hosts with tonight’s gate more than 5,000 down on the January fixture at the ground. 
Boss Gary Johnson received a triple boost ahead of tonight’s match with the three defenders missing from action recently reporting fit. Byron Webster, Jamie McAllister and Dan Burn all returned to the starting back four with Vitalijs 
Maksimenko, Lewis Young and Dominic Blizzard all dropping to the bench.
With so much at stake for the winners of the tie, maybe it was no surprise that the first half was more of a war of attrition than a stylish encounter. Good football was a rare sight in a first half punctuated by some strong challenges from both sides with referee Stuart Attwell’s whistle working overtime at certain points in the first half.
Ex Premier League striker Dave Kitson had the game’s first chance in the fifth minute but made a horrible connection with his head to Barry Robson’s cross and the ball screwed well wide. Robson, himself a veteran of top flight football albeit in Scotland, was proving influential and at the heart of what United created in the first half. He curled a free kick a foot wide of Marek Stech’s left hand post before then setting up Chris Porter with a corner but the header went wide. United had felt that Burn had grappled unfairly with Porter in the build up to the goal.
Jamie Murphy then wasted a chance to give his side the lead when he blazed over from eight yards out before United had a second penalty claim turned down when McAllister clashed with Robson as he ran into the box. Robson took a whack for his troubles and ended up going off with a rib injury on the half hour.
Yeovil enjoyed the bulk of the chances in the final fifteen minutes of the first half, the best of which fell to Kevin Dawson who drilled a low shot wide of the far post. Sam Foley also saw a shot blocked after Stech had released Paddy Madden down the left wing with a huge goal kick. 
The second half opened in disastrous fashion for the visitors. A long ball found Porter in an advanced position on the left hand side. He pulled the ball back to Murphy whose cross was met by sub McFadzean. The contact was far from perfect, it took a deflection off the leg of Burn and after hitting Stech’s post, rolled apologetically over the line and into the net.
The goal fired up Town and they were the better side by far for the next twenty minutes. Their impressive work rate allied to some composed passing in possession was serving them well and they looked to be closing in on an equaliser. Young keeper George Long spilled an Ed Upson shot but no one was following up and James Hayter thought he’d given the Glovers a leveller but the striker was half a yard offside when dinking a shot over Long and into an empty net.
Stech saved a weak shot from Murphy and then parried strongly from McFadzean’s shot from a tight angle after he had beaten McAllister in the left back position. Porter then went close with a curling effort as United started imposing themselves more on the game. Angelo Balanta came on for Hayter on 72 minutes and Kitson, walking a disciplinary tightrope all night after an earlier yellow card, was also withdrawn for Joe Ironside. 
Michael Doyle shanked a left foot shot well wide on 76 minutes but the majority of the action, and the controversy, switched to the other end as the first leg tie closed. Luke Ayling’s ball into the box was clearly handled by 
McFadzean but the assistant referee, fifteen yards away, inexplicably failed to flag. Then, after Webster’s header was saved on the line, Madden’s ball into the penalty area bounced off Maguire’s thigh and onto his outstretched arm, again neither official spotting the offence.
In stoppage time, Webster from a free kick forced Long into a terrific tip over with an acrobatic bicycle kick then headed over from a corner as Yeovil pressed to make it 1-1. In the end though, Johnson will have to be satisfied with a single goal deficit and hope that Lady Luck smiles more on the Glovers in Monday’s second leg.

LADIES WIN RESPECT AWARD

The Football Association have today announced that Yeovil Town Ladies Football Club have won the club national Respect award for the Women’s Pyramid for a second season. 
This is an immensely proud day for the club and all associated with it. To receive this massive honour from the national associated for the second year on the trot is superb recognition of a lot hard work from all at the club in the way it treats supporters, others teams and match officials, and its proactive approach in achieving this. 
“To win one of these Awards once is a notable achievement, to win one twice is amazing and a real credit to everyone at YTLFC,” Yeovil Town Ladies Chairman David Mills said this afternoon. “We work hard to challenge ourselves in the areas of Respect and Fair Play, so to get one of these awards is fantastic. Many people make achievements like this possible, but in terms of Respect and Fair Play, the efforts of our Welfare Officer, Rachael Edwards and the first team management trio of Sarah Lawler, Nigel Williams and Chris White are invaluable." 
In the statement released today the Football Association said. 
The FA is delighted to announce the winners of its 2012/2013 Respect and Fair Play Awards. 
From a record number of 470 nominations across the national game, the 12 winners [two joint winners] across ten categories will be invited as guests of The FA to Wembley Stadium to collect their prizes at The FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Wigan Athletic on May 11. 
Category Winner[s] 
National League System [Steps 1 to 4] – Northern Premier League
National League System [Steps 5 to 7] – The Northern League/Somerset County League [joint] 
National League System [Club Steps 1 to 4] – Nantwich Town FC 
Women’s Pyramid League – Midlands Women’s Combination League
Women’s Pyramid League – Club – Yeovil Town Ladies FC
Grassroots Adult League – Stockton Sunday Football League
Grassroots Youth League – Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League/Surrey Youth League [joint] 
Grassroots Club – Hebburn Town Juniors FC
Bobby Moore Individual Award – Andy LoweBR>County FA Respect Award – Manchester FA
2013 is a particularly special year for The FA as it celebrates its 150th anniversary. Amongst the many different ways in which The FA will be highlighting the breadth of football activity it supports, all the match officials at this year’s FA Cup Final will proudly wear the organisation’s gold commemorative FA150 crest on their shirts. 
FA Chairman David Bernstein will present the 2012/13 winners with their Respect and Fair Play Awards as part of a special celebratory event before kick-off. He said: “In the 150th anniversary year of The Football Association, it is more important than ever that we highlight those individuals, clubs and leagues which ensure football continues to be a force for good. 
“It is a fitting tribute that we honour these unsung heroes on the same day that the final of world’s oldest, most famous domestic knock-out competition is contested.” 
Dermot Collins, The FA’s Respect Programme Manager, said: “This year marks the fifth anniversary of The FA’s Respect programme and whilst it is still a relatively new initiative compared to the history of the organization as a whole, its impact is already being felt the length and breadth of the country. This year, we had an incredible 470 nominations many of whom were worthy of recognition for creating a fair, safe and enjoyable environment in which our beautiful game can thrive. Young people who have grown up with Respect since its inception back in 2008 will consider the programme part of their everyday experience of football which makes all the hard work worthwhile.” 
Continuing the Football Association said of Yeovil Town Ladies award. 
"Yeovil Town Ladies won this award in 2012 and have continued to set standards in Women’s football. The club have adopted a very business-like approach to their promotion of Respect . For instance they have introduced the use of a ‘Visitor’s Respect and Customer Care form for their opponents to complete after each home game. This asks visiting teams to score the club on matters such as ‘How did you rate our hospitality for your fans?’ and ‘How well did our players adhere to the Respect Code of Conduct? To date the club have averaged 4.5 out of 5 and achieved maximum marks for 75% of fixtures. Yeovil have strengthened the ‘Club Fans Bill of Rights’ and responded to the challenges and opportunities presented by Social Media by the implementation of a policy which promotes – even in the face of provocation – the responsible and respectful use of Twitter and Facebook."
Club chairman David Mills and joint first team manager Sarah Lawler will attend the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 11 May 2013, where they will personally be presented the award.

HOME TIE ALMOST SOLD OUT

Tickets for Monday’s clash with Sheffield United are nearly sold out.
The Thatchers Gold Stand is now FULLY sold out and just a few seats remain available in the AgustaWestland Stand and the Screwfix Community Stand but these are expected to sell out today.

SHEFFIELD UNITED PREVIEW

Well it’s nearly upon us! The most important 180 minutes of the whole season. The prize is the mouth watering prospect of a Wembley Final and who knows a place in the Championship.
But first the Glovers need to overturn Sheffield United over two legs. The Blades have not been in the best of form lately winning only one game in April.
Clubs like Sheffield United don’t stay in the doldrums for long and we are sure Gary Johnson will not be fooled by those results.
In front of a huge crowd  at Bramall Lane the home side can be expected to be well up for the fight and Yeovil can expect to have their hands full.
Sitting three points behind Yeovil in the League on 74 points and with only a one goal deficit in goal difference there is little to choose between the teams.
With that in mind injuries to top players could play a big part and to that end both teams have worries.
For the Blades Tony McMahon and Jonathan Forte are doubts while Yeovil have huge question marks over skipper Jamie McAllister (ankle), Byron Webster (hamstring) and Dan Burn (ankle ligaments) with all three having missed the last few games.
But with Golden Boot winner Paddy Madden itching to add to his total of goals Yeovil will be in good heart, even if the defenders are missing, and with James Hayter along side Paddy Madden and having scored 16 goals they can go into the match with no lack of goal scoring options in the side.
With the second leg of the tie scheduled for Monday both camps will be praying they don’t suffer any further injury problems as recovery time is at a minimum.
With over 1,000 supporters travelling to Sheffield to support The Glovers Gary Johnson and his team will be all out come home with a victory to set up a thrilling prospect at Huish Park.
So show your colours and sing your hearts out for the lads. Make no mistake they do appreciate it.
Tickets for Yeovil Town fans can now be purchased from Bramall Lane from 6.30pm on Friday, where they will only be accepting cash payments.

YEOVIL 3/1

The regular Football League season may be over but whatever you bet on at yeoviltown.betbutler.co.uk, your club’s Bet Butler site gives you the best odds from more than 60 bookmakers and every bet you place there benefits The Glovers!
Friday night kicks-off the npower League 1 Play-Offs and Yeovil Town are 3/1 outsiders, despite having already won at Bramall Lane this season.  If you fancy a correct score bet Yeovil are 9/1 for a 1-0 away win at Sheffield or 12/1 for  a 2-1 away win score line.
Many people’s idea of the result may be the draw and Bet Butler offer 9/1 for a 0-0 score line, 6/1 for 1-1 and 16/1 for 2-2
Nearly 60% of Town games saw at least three goals this season and while opponents Sheffield United are more renowned for a miserly streak, you can get 9/1 for a 1-0 triumph.
Brentford travel to Swindon Town meanwhile knowing they must quickly pick themselves up from the heartbreak of the final day. One win in seven away offers little encouragement for Bees fans but while they are 23/10 for the first leg, they are odds on favourites to reach Wembley. Swindon are 13/10 that evening, however, and will be hoping to take a decisive advantage to Griffin Park.
In:play betting is now live at yeoviltown.betbutler.co.uk and just like pre-match, every bet you place there benefits The Glovers. Click the Live button on the left to see what’s on offer and start betting smarter today!
Odds correct at time of writing.

SHEFFIELD UNITED TICKET UPDATE

Demand and interest in our home fixture with Sheffield United on Monday has led the Stadium Ticket Office to confirm that there are now only a limited number of tickets remaining.
With so much riding on the game for both clubs on Monday, supporters are encouraged to act fast so as not to miss out.
To secure your seat for Yeovil Town v Sheffield United and avoid disappointment we recommend that you visit Huish Park in person rather than telephoning.
Sales for the away tie are around the 1,000 mark and finish today at 5pm. Tickets purchased can be collected from Huish Park and if need be from Bramall Lane.

THE GREAT ADVENTURE BEGINS!!

A suitably focused Yeovil Town Squad, minus Gary Johnson who gets picked up at Bristol, left Huish Park this morning for St.Georges Park, the new F.A.Football Centre at Burton which is their first port of call as the biggest adventure for many a year begins.

The squad will be based at the new F.A.Football facility for the next three days as they prepare for the biggest match of the season. After training and meetings at St.Georges Park the squad will travel to Bramall Lane on Friday afternoon stopping off at a Sheffield Hotel for refreshments before the game.
With a scheduled 19.45 kick off the team will then travel the short distance to the ground for the match.
After the game the team will return to St.Georges Park where they will stay overnight and after some hydro-pool therapy in the morning they will travel back to Yeovil later that morning.
Check out the club’s YouTube channel later this afternoon for some last minute interview with the lads.

MARQUEE ONLY OPEN TO HOME FANS

Would all Supporters please note that the Marquee Bar will only be open to home fans on Monday for the Yeovil Town v Sheffield United Play-Off game.

With a capacity crowd looking almost certain supporters are asked to be patient when getting drinks.