Yeovil Town can confirm that Lewis Young, Nathan Ralph and Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi have all agreed short term deals with the club.
Lewis and Nathan have extended their stay with Yeovil Town after being part of the squad that won promotion last season.
Nana has joined after leaving Northampton Town at the end of last season.
Yeovil Town Football Club has launched a new rewards program, exclusively to recognise and reward their loyal fans on Facebook.
The program is managed through a new custom-made Facebook app, called Fan-tastic.
The app offers Facebook fans who ‘like’ Yeovil Town Football Club the exclusive opportunity to take part in competitions, quizzes and fun activities in order to collect points. Points will also be awarded when fans buy match tickets and merchandise in the club shop.
The most loyal fans, who collect the most points, are rewarded with ‘virtual currency’, which can be collected and cashed in online for substantial prizes, discounts and footy-tastic merchandise.
The Fan-tastic app has been developed by Devon-based marketing agency, Clockwork Marketing. Director, Martin Shelton, said “Facebook has been a real game-changer for businesses. We developed the Fan-tastic app to enable them to use the platform to reward loyalty. We’re really pleased to be rolling it out for Yeovil Town Football Club.”
The Fan-Tastic Facebook app is set to take the social media world by storm; Clockwork Marketing are currently in talks with several big brands about rolling it out on a national scale.
Check out the Fan-Tastic Yeovil Town Facebook page here.
Gary Johnson has added to his squad with the signing of free agent Liam Davis.
26-year-old Liam joins The Glovers on a two-year deal subject to paperwork and a medical after impressing against Forest Green Rovers.
Davis started his career as a youngster at Fulham before signing for Coventry City in 2005 where he made 11 appearances for the Sky Blues.
In 2008 the left sided player signed for Northampton Town where he played under Gary Johnson and made over 80 appearances. In 2011 he signed for Oxford United where he made over 50 appearances for the men in yellow.
On a pleasant evening in Nailsworth the Glovers ended their pre-season campaign with a 5-3 victory over Forest Green Rovers.
After a slow start to the game with most of the play happening in midfield the Glovers took the lead in the 7th minute. Sam Hoskins, who was operating on the left-wing latched onto a through ball and neatly volleyed past Bulman in the Rovers goal.
Minutes later Yeovil nearly doubled their lead. A jinking run into the box by Joel Grant saw the former Wycome man curl the ball past the diving Bulman and around two defenders, but his effort bounced off the foot of the post and away to safety.
The hosts equalised on 20 minutes when a neat through ball released striker Danny Wright who calmly chipped the ball over the quickly advancing Stewart.
Yeovil took the lead through comical circumstances when a Joel Grant header across the face of the goal was headed in to his own net by ‘A Trialist’ when there was no was near him.
Just after the half-hour mark loanee Billy Clifford saw keeper Bulman off his line and tried to curl the ball into the far corner but the shot stopper was equal to his effort and tipped the ball over the bar.
Before the break Michael Ngoo made it 3-1 when he met a pin point Hoskins cross and headed over Bulman.
Ten minutes into the second half Yeovil made it 4-1 thanks to a fortuitous strike from Michael Ngoo that slipped through Bangura and then beyond the keeper.
Trialist Ben Long made it 5-1 with ten minutes remaining when his sliding tackle blocked a clearance and thundered past Bulman.
Rovers pulled a goal back thanks to that man A Trailist but not the same A Trialist who scored the own goal.
Just seconds later Forest Green pulled another goal back when Andy Mangan drilled the ball past Stewart from just inside the area.
The Football League Paper returns for another exciting season on Sunday 4th August.
Covering Yeovil Town, the 48-page full-colour newspaper, which aims to provide the Football League with more coverage than the national press (given their focus on Premier League coverage), is packed with comprehensive match reports, interviews, star columns, previews and of course, breaking news.
To view a free sample copy of the Football League Paper, click here
Tickets for Yeovil Town’s first home of the season against Birmingham City are now on general sale.
only.01935 847888Tickets are available from Huish Park or by calling
All home games will be available to purchase online apart from a select few with Birmingham City being one of them.
Yeovil Town Football Club are after a Golden Gamble seller on match days.
Yeovil Town continued their pre-season with a 2-1 victory over Plymouth Argyle at Home Park.
After traffic had held up the team bus the Glovers took a while to get going. The hosts tested Stech with the Yeovil number one forced into making some good early saves.
Town took the lead against the run of play when a Paddy Madden cross form the right wing was met by the head of James Hayter.
Yeovil doubled their advantage when Madden picked the ball up 25-yards out from goal and hit a venomous strike, which nestled in the bottom corner.
On 38 minutes Hayter had the ball in the back of the net with a smart back-heel, but Argyle were saved thanks to the assistants flag.
The second half began with the hosts making three changes and it was substitute Tyler Harvey who had the first chance of the second half, but his turn and shot was well saved by the legs of Stech.
Just moments later the youngster got his goal. He got on the end of a cross from midfielder Luke Young and 3steered the ball past Stech into the far corner.
Images from the 2-1 victory over Exeter City.
New loan signing Alan Tate talked to ytfc.net after making his debut against Exeter City.
Manager Gary Johnson spoke with ytfc.net after the 2-1 win over Exeter City.
Gary Johnson has added to his squad with the loan signing of Swansea City defender Alan Tate.
Tate joins the Glovers on a deal until January 2nd 2014 subject to subject to international clearance
The six-foot-one defender started his career at Manchester United before joining on Swansea City on loan in 2001. He then joined the Swans on a permanent basis in 2004 and has made over 250 appearances for the Welsh club.
Alan joined Leeds United on loan in Novemeber making nine appearances for the Yorkshire club.
The defender has joined up with his team mates and will be in tonight’s squad for the tie against Exeter City at Huish Park
Yeovil Town players Luke Ayling, Byron Webster, Lewis Young and Sam Foley were on hand today to open the new Children’s Library in Yeovil.
The Jolly Green Giant also joined the four first team players along with children from the town to officially cut the ribbon on the new area in the main library.
The library has been temporarily closed since 6 May for extensive refurbishment works to take place and new self-service equipment to be installed.
, and leading a related craft activity. This event is for children aged 4 to 7 years. In addition the Opus Clarinet Quartet will be playing music in the library foyer between 10am and 12.30pm.Ruby’s sleepover’ and ‘Ruby’s school walk’
On Saturday 27 July, children’s author Kathryn White will be reading from her books ‘
was published in May 2013, and there will be an opportunity to purchase signed copies of this and some of the previous titles in the series.
Shadows of Justice
On Friday 26 July, crime writer Simon Hall will be in the library between 11am and 12 midday to give a talk about his TV Detective series of novels. Simon’s new book
Following on from the official re-opening, Yeovil Library will also be welcoming two authors for special events as part of the celebrations. Both events are free of charge but visitors need to book a place for the events at the library enquiry desk.
Tickets for Yeovil Town’s first two away Sky Bet Championship games away at Millwall and Burnley are now on sale from Huish Park.
Town have been allocated just over 1,000 tickets for the tie against Millwall on August 3rd.
The game is not all ticket and tickets will be available on the day (subject to availability)
Prices are as follows:
Adults – £23
Senior Citizens (Over 60) – £14
Under 16s – £10
Under 12s – £5
Ambulant Disabled and Disabled Wheelchair – £23 – Carer FOC
The Glovers have been allocated tickets in the David Fishwick Stand for the tie against Burnley on August 17th.
Prices are as follows:
Adults – £24
OAP (over 65) / Under 22 – £14
Juveniles (Under 18) – £5
Wheelchair and Ambulant Disabled – Price class relating to above – Carer FOC
Tickets are available from the Ticket Office at Huish Park or by calling 01935 847888.
Yeovil Town Manager Gary Johnson talks to the press after the 5-0 defeat to Swansea in tonight’s pre-season friendly.
Yeovil Town are pleased to announce the signing of Dan Seaborne on a two-year contract.
The six-foot-three centre-back has signed for the Glovers after his release from Premier League side Southampton at the end of last season.
Dan started his career at Exeter City where he made 86 appearances scoring five goals.
He then signed for Southampton in 2010 where he made 44 appearances and spent time on loan to Charlton Athletic and most recently AFC Bournemouth.
Interviews with Gary Johnson and Billy Clifford are now available on the Official Yeovil Town Youtube channel.
View images from the pre-season friendly with Torquay United.
Manager Gary Johnson gave his verdict on the 2-0 defeat to Torquay to ytfc.net.
Yeovil Town went down 2-0 to Torquay United at a very warm Plainmoor.
Two late goals from substitutes Jordan Chapell and Daniel Sullivan sealed the victory for Alan Knill’s side.
The Glovers began brightly in the scorching hot Devon sunshine with chances falling to both Madden and Ngoo.
The hosts had a couple of chances themselves within the opening 20 minutes but failed to test Stech between the sticks.
At the other end Madden went close with a couple of headers before Sam Foley struck the post with a well struck half volley from just inside the area.
Seconds later Webster saw his goal bound header cleared off the line by defender Dale Tongue.
Chances were coming thick and fast for Town. Madden’s shot was saved easily by Rice in the Torquay goal. Minutes later Ngoo set the ball nicely for Dawson to let rip from 25 yards but his shot was deflected wide for a corner.
After 37 minutes Ngoo thought he had opened there scoring with a well placed header into the bottom corner, but his celebrations were cut short with a late flag from the referees assistant.
The hosts forced their first save out of Stech when Benyon’s venomous volley was well palmed away by the big shot stopper.
Upson was the next Yeovil player to go close but his shot went narrowly wide with keeper Rice well beaten.
Just moments before the half time whistle Ngoo found himself unmarked and on the end of a Ayling cross only to see Rice palm away his goal bound flick.
The second half started as the first ended with Yeovil on the attack. Dawson’s shot from just outside the area was easily gathered by Rice.
On 58 minutes Gary Johnson made five changes with Hoskins, Clifford, Junior , Moore and Grant replacing Foley, Ngoo, Edwards, Upson and Dawson.
With not a great deal happening the game came to life when a Yeoman shot was deflected just wide of the upright by an outstretched Ayling leg with Stech totally wrong footed.
With just seven minutes remaining Torquay took the lead when a Webster slipped, which allowed Chapell to advance on goal and calmly slot the ball past the advancing Stech.
The home side sealed the victory when Sullivan picked up a loose back pass from Jones and rounded Stech to slot home from 12 yards.
Fans can now see a behind the scenes video from the recent trip to Portugal.
The Football League have announced that our away game against Doncaster Rovers scheduled for Saturday 23rd.November will be brought forward a day to Friday 22nd. November kick off 19.45.
Manager Gary Johnson reflects on the club’s recent trip to Portugal.
Images from the 2-0 defeat in Portugal.
Sunday…the day after the defeat last night. Naturally it’s the topic on all lips and in particular the performance of the referee.
Sam Hoskins, Michael Ngoo
Paddy Madden (for Sam Hoskins), Joe Edwards (for Billy Clifford), Sam Foley (for Joel Grant), Luke Ayling (for Joe Jones), Gareth Stewart (for Marek Stech), Joe Jones (for Byron Webster), Billy Clifford (for Ed Upson), Joel Grant (for Kevin Dawson), Sam Hoskins (for Michael Ngoo).
View more images from the pre-season tour in Portugal.
Early morning start this morning with everybody reporting for breakfast at 08.00. After breakfast it was back to the training ground for an hour work out to beat the sun.
Images from the first day of training in Portugal.
Yeovil Town Football Club’s short trip for pre-season bonding started this morning at approximately 03.00 when a very bleery eyed Press Officer crawled out of the pit to await coach and horses for transport to Bristol International Airport.
Yeovil Town continue their pre-season on Friday, July 19th with a fixture against Swansea City.
Images from the 3-1 win at Poole Town.
View images as the players were put through their paces in the hot weather.
Joint Manager Nigel Williams leaves Yeovil Town Ladies FC
Yeovil Town Ladies FC are sad to announce that Joint First Team Manager Nigel Williams has left the club as he has decided the increased time demands of being a Manager in the FA WSL, are not compatible with his work commitments.
Williams was appointed Joint Manager in March 2011 along with fellow Joint Manager Sarah Lawler and Assistant Chris White. Since then the trio have led the club to three Somerset FA Women’s Senior Cup wins, a South West Combination title (when the team went unbeaten in the league) and then last season, a highest ever Premier League finish.
Williams was sad to see his time at the club end when he said, “"Although I am pleased that the club has had success in the WSL licensing process; I do not want to commit that amount of time and travel to it. I wish the club the very best with the future in the WSL".
Commenting on Williams’ departure, Club Chairman David Mills said, “We are very sad to see Nigel leave us as he has been part of the most amazing two years in the club’s history. I cannot speak highly enough of what he has done for this club.
Next year we will be an FA WSL team and Nigel has played a big part in helping us get to the Super League. Nigel is a highly professional Coach and Manager who is also extremely well liked and respected by everyone at the club. I also want to pay tribute to Nigel’s wife, Jude Williams. Jude is also hugely popular within YTLFC as well as being a fantastic volunteer for the club and she too will be very much missed”.
Williams’ departure means an end to the Joint Manager system the club has operated for the last two years and Sarah Lawler will now be the Club’s only First Team Manager. Commenting on this, Mills said “The Joint Manager set up was originally a temporary measure due to circumstances that applied at that time.
Therefore that system now ends and our First Team Manager is Sarah Lawler. Sarah is a brilliant Manager and is very well supported by Chris White (Assistant First Team Manager) so I have no doubt we will continue to be successful”.
Mills also revealed that the club is bringing on board a UEFA A licence coach, Peter Amos who will be joining the club as the 1st team head coach.
Commenting on this Mills said “Peter will be mentoring Sarah through her UEFA A Licence course and will focus on the development of the senior set up. We also have the expertise of UEFA B Licence GK coach Tony Rich for the senior squad. Peter and Tony’s involvement is a vital part of our plans to develop as high quality FA WSL club”.
Yeovil Town have agreed a deal with Dorchester Town for the transfer of Kieffer Moore.
View images from Thursday’s training.
View images from this morning’s training session at Huish Park.
Yeovil Town FC has today announced the departure of Martyn Starnes as Chief Executive.
Martyn will leave the Club at the end of this week after nearly six years and will take up the role of CEO at Plymouth Argyle FC on 8 July 2013.
All the staff and Board of Directors would like to put on record their thanks to Mr.Starnes for all his work for the club during his time at Huish Park, and wish him the best of luck at Home Park in the future.