Month: October 2013

BAR AT ELLAND ROAD OPEN TO TOWN FANS

Leeds United have been in touch to advise travelling fans that a new away bar will be opening on Saturday. 
The bar is located adjacent to the away turnstiles and is called ‘Howards’. It is a nice environment for away fans to enjoy the buildup to kick off. 
A selection of food and drink will be available. Town fans will need to present their ticket in order to gain entry into the bar. It will be open from midday and will close just after kick-off.

DUFFY EXTENDS HIS STAY IN SOMERSET

Everton defender Shane Duffy has extended his stay in Somerset.
Shane initially joined the Glovers on 26th September on a months loan but this has now been extended for a further month.
Since joining Shane has made five starts at the heart of Yeovil’s defence.
The deal is subject to Football League paperwork.

TEAM OF THE DECADE AT WIGAN GAME

Following the recent Fans Vote to find the Yeovil Town "Team of the Decade", which will be released in the club’s new book "10", the club are delighted to announce that, barring any last minute problems, all of the team voted for will be coming to Huish Park to be presented to the crowd before the start of the match against Wigan on Sunday 10th.November.

So don’t miss out on giving your thanks to all eleven of the players that you, the fans, voted into the team.

Watch out for more details as match day approaches.

“10” BOOK ALMOST A SELL OUT

As publication date of our Ten Years in the Football League "10" fast approaches, the limited edition book is almost completely sold out.

At the time of writing 470 copies of the 500 limited edition books have been pre-ordered leaving only 30 copies left for general sale.

Each limited edition book will be signed by Gary Johnson. The 200 page hard back book contains a detailed look back on ten of the most exciting years in Yeovil Town’s history looking at games to remember, managers, players, kits, and of course the Team of the Decade is also unveiled in the book.

So if you are thinking of purchasing one may we respectfully suggest you send your order now to book@ytfc.net to avoid missing out on the book of the decade.

SUPPORTERS CHANCE TO WIN A SIGNED SHIRT

Supporters can get their hands on a signed shirt along with other Yeovil Town prizes by entering a raffle at a local supermarket.
The Co-Operative store on Sherborne Road are raising money for the Carers Trust charity. 
Tickets are priced at £1 and can be purchased from the store. The raffle will take place on Monday 18th November.

GLOVERS DRAW WITH GULLS

This afternoon (29th Oct) Yeovil Town travelled to Devon to take on Torquay United in a behind closed doors friendly.

The game ended 1-1 with Yeovil’s goal coming late on when Andy Williams slotted home a rebound after Luke Ayling’s free-kick came back off the post.
Yeovil Town starting XI: Dunn, Ayling, Seaborne, Fontaine, Nana, Foley, Jones, A. Trialist, B. Trialist, Williams, Moore.

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V NOTTINGHAM FOREST

Yeovil Town won their first Skybet Championship home game of the season with a thrilling 3-1 victory over Nottingham Forest this afternoon.
The Glovers took an early lead through a spectacular Ed Upson strike before Simon Cox saw his penalty saved brilliantly by Wayne Hennessey. Upson then added a second special before Nathan Chalobah pulled a goal back.
Byron Webster made it 3-1 right on half time and Gary Johnson’s side maintained their improved performance in the second half to win all three points for only the second time this campaign. But as much as the three goals won it, the man of the match was keeper Wayne Hennessey who produced a stupendous keeping performance to deny Forest’s attack several times.
Johnson made two changes to his starting line up, bringing in Joe Ralls for the injured Frazer Fyvie and Joel Grant replaced James Hayter up front. 
Yeovil started far more confidently than in previous games, stroking the ball around nicely and playing at a higher tempo than has been seen recently. Kevin Dawson went close early on for Yeovil and Liam Davis’s thunderous shot was blocked by a Forest defender.
On seven minutes came the opening goal of the game. A throw in from the right found Upson 25 yards out and his right foot volley flew into the top corner leaving visiting keeper Karl Darlow helpless. It was a typical Upson goal and came at precisely the right time to hurt their opponents. 
Forest were given a lifeline on fifteen minutes, and not for the first time this season, Yeovil were left fuming at a controversial penalty decision. Simon Cox went down under a challenge from Shane Duffy and ref Mick Russell checked with his assistant (who didn’t flag for the foul) and awarded the spot kick. Cox though was denied by a superb diving stop from Hennessey who blocked a follow up before Webster then headed a third chance off the line.
Duffy then headed over and later at Darlow as he threatened from set pieces while Ralls shot was blocked by Hobbs. Yeovil were playing some good football but still only a goal ahead,a slender lead at this level.
That was brought more into focus as Hennessey produced top saves from Cox and Radoslaw Madewski inside sixty seconds. Yeovil needed a second goal to settle down and on 39 minutes it came, again from Upson. This time, the midfielder hit a beauty from 25 yards with the outside of his right boot into the bottom left hand corner of the goal.
Within two minutes though, Forest had a goal back, again in dubious fashion. Dawson was yellow carded for what looked a tangle of legs with returning fans favourite Chris Cohen and from the free kick, Hobbs headed back across goal where Chalobah nodded in at the far post.
Yeovil didn’t let the goal get to them and regained their two goal lead almost immediately. Joel Grant’s fearsome shot was tipped over by Darlow and from the resultant corner. Byron Webster’s header hit the post and crossed the line before being cleared by the Forest defence. The assistant referee signalled for the goal and the Glovers went in 3-1 ahead.
Forest, no doubt having received an ear bashing from manager Billy Davies at the interval, came doubt all guns blazing and had five chances to score before Yeovil had an opportunity of their own. Andy Reid shot over, Hobbs sliced an effort horribly wide and Hennessey saved well from Cox, Jamaal Lascelles and sub Jamie Mackie.
Davis then spurned a chance to make it 4-1 to Yeovil when he opted for power at the near post rather than square the ball into the middle and shot wide. Hennessey was called into action yet again when he saved from Darius Henderson and twice more from Lascelles. 
Davis went close again with a left foot rising volley that whistled past the upright as Yeovil continued to look for a fourth to kill the game off.
The game had been niggling away all afternoon and as Forest began to lose their self control near the end, Henderson kicked out at Webster as he lay on the floor but neither official saw it. And Gonzalo Jara who had inexplicably escaped a yellow card despite committing multiple offences, also aimed a sly boot at Hoskins who had run himself into the ground all afternoon.
Upson went close late on, forcing Darlow to save his shot with a full length dive but the game ended with the Yeovil fans able to celebrate another historic day for the club with their first ever Championship victory; a deserved one against the side lying fourth in the table at the start of play. 

Match Report : 26/10/2013

Yeovil Town won their first Skybet Championship home game of the season with a thrilling 3-1 victory over Nottingham Forest this afternoon.
The Glovers took an early lead through a spectacular Ed Upson strike before Simon Cox saw his penalty saved brilliantly by Wayne Hennessey. Upson then added a second special before Nathan Chalobah pulled a goal back.
Byron Webster made it 3-1 right on half time and Gary Johnson’s side maintained their improved performance in the second half to win all three points for only the second time this campaign. But as much as the three goals won it, the man of the match was keeper Wayne Hennessey who produced a stupendous keeping performance to deny Forest’s attack several times.
Johnson made two changes to his starting line up, bringing in Joe Ralls for the injured Frazer Fyvie and Joel Grant replaced James Hayter up front. 
Yeovil started far more confidently than in previous games, stroking the ball around nicely and playing at a higher tempo than has been seen recently. Kevin Dawson went close early on for Yeovil and Liam Davis’s thunderous shot was blocked by a Forest defender.
On seven minutes came the opening goal of the game. A throw in from the right found Upson 25 yards out and his right foot volley flew into the top corner leaving visiting keeper Karl Darlow helpless. It was a typical Upson goal and came at precisely the right time to hurt their opponents. 
Forest were given a lifeline on fifteen minutes, and not for the first time this season, Yeovil were left fuming at a controversial penalty decision. Simon Cox went down under a challenge from Shane Duffy and ref Mick Russell checked with his assistant (who didn’t flag for the foul) and awarded the spot kick. Cox though was denied by a superb diving stop from Hennessey who blocked a follow up before Webster then headed a third chance off the line.
Duffy then headed over and later at Darlow as he threatened from set pieces while Ralls shot was blocked by Hobbs. Yeovil were playing some good football but still only a goal ahead,a slender lead at this level.
That was brought more into focus as Hennessey produced top saves from Cox and Radoslaw Madewski inside sixty seconds. Yeovil needed a second goal to settle down and on 39 minutes it came, again from Upson. This time, the midfielder hit a beauty from 25 yards with the outside of his right boot into the bottom left hand corner of the goal.
Within two minutes though, Forest had a goal back, again in dubious fashion. Dawson was yellow carded for what looked a tangle of legs with returning fans favourite Chris Cohen and from the free kick, Hobbs headed back across goal where Chalobah nodded in at the far post.
Yeovil didn’t let the goal get to them and regained their two goal lead almost immediately. Joel Grant’s fearsome shot was tipped over by Darlow and from the resultant corner. Byron Webster’s header hit the post and crossed the line before being cleared by the Forest defence. The assistant referee signalled for the goal and the Glovers went in 3-1 ahead.
Forest, no doubt having received an ear bashing from manager Billy Davies at the interval, came doubt all guns blazing and had five chances to score before Yeovil had an opportunity of their own. Andy Reid shot over, Hobbs sliced an effort horribly wide and Hennessey saved well from Cox, Jamaal Lascelles and sub Jamie Mackie.
Davis then spurned a chance to make it 4-1 to Yeovil when he opted for power at the near post rather than square the ball into the middle and shot wide. Hennessey was called into action yet again when he saved from Darius Henderson and twice more from Lascelles. 
Davis went close again with a left foot rising volley that whistled past the upright as Yeovil continued to look for a fourth to kill the game off.
The game had been niggling away all afternoon and as Forest began to lose their self control near the end, Henderson kicked out at Webster as he lay on the floor but neither official saw it. And Gonzalo Jara who had inexplicably escaped a yellow card despite committing multiple offences, also aimed a sly boot at Hoskins who had run himself into the ground all afternoon.
Upson went close late on, forcing Darlow to save his shot with a full length dive but the game ended with the Yeovil fans able to celebrate another historic day for the club with their first ever Championship victory; a deserved one against the side lying fourth in the table at the start of play. 

TOWN JOIN 150th CELEBRATIONS OF THE FA

Yeovil Town are this weekend supporting The Football Association’s 150th birthday celebrations.
Up and down the country, teams at every level are honouring the landmark day with a host of activities, including players wearing special FA150 T-shirts during pre-match warm-ups. The anniversary comes after a packed programme of events across the year including a nationwide Sir Bobby Robson National Football Day in August and a celebration of 150 grassroots heroes at Buckingham Palace earlier this month.
The FA has used its 150th anniversary to shine a light on the national game. The seven million players of all ages, 400,000 volunteers, 300,000 coaches and 27,000 qualified referees who all help The FA keep the grassroots going. At the elite level, The FA runs 25 England teams, across men’s, women’s, youth and disability football, utilising the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park. 
Birthday celebrations began earlier this week with a ceremony at Wembley Stadium on Monday to mark the successful search for living descendants of the eight Founding Fathers of Football without whom football as we know, love and play it today, would not exist. Relatives travelled from as far afield as New Zealand and the United States to take part in a ceremony honouring their ancestors.
Then, on Friday, a plaque unveiling was held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, site of The FA’s founding in 1863. FA Chairman Greg Dyke and General Secretary Alex Horne took part in the ceremony, which means there is finally a permanent record of the birthplace of the world’s most popular sport.
On Saturday night, in central London, a Gala Dinner will be held at the Grand Connaught Rooms,– the location of the Freemasons’ Tavern that staged the very first FA meeting on 26 October 1863, with HRH The Duke of Cambridge, The FA President, the chief guest.
To read the official message from HRH The Duke of Cambridge, the President of The FA, click here
Taking centre stage at the Dinner will be the original 1863 FA Minute Book, which is currently on display at the British Library until 19 December.  Valued at £2.5m, the book contains the handwritten13 original laws of football penned a century and a half ago by Ebenezer Cobb Morley, The FA’s first secretary. 
Guests will also include FA Chairman Greg Dyke, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, UEFA President Michel Platini and a trio of FIFA World Cup winners in George Cohen, Martin Peters and Sir Geoff Hurst. The FA Board and FA Council will also be in attendance, along with guests from around the world highlighting that football is the only true global game.

GARY ON BBC RADIO TONIGHT

Town manager Gary Johnson will be the studio guest on BBC Somerset and BBC Bristol’s Twentyman Talks Back tonight.
The show starts at 6pm and be heard on BBC Somerset 95.5FM and BBC Bristol 94.9FM, 104.6FM and DAB Digital. You can also listen in to what Gary has to say online by clicking here
If you have have any questions for Gary you can call 0845 9005949 or text 81333 begin your message with the word TWENTYMAN.

PREVIEW: NOTTINGHAM FOREST

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Yeovil Town will be looking to build on their first home point of the SkyBet Championship season this Saturday as they host former European giants Nottingham Forest at Huish Park.
Forest travel to Somerset in fourth place four points behind the automatic promotion spots, while Yeovil are routed to the bottom of the table.
There may be 20 places between the sides, but Forest have actually failed to win four of their last six games, but they haven’t lost a league match since the end of August.
Yeovil’s form guide makes for slightly less pleasurable reading, just the three draws since the opening day victory, putting the Glovers on six points.
But a win for the hosts could see them jump out of the drop zone, with a league that tight, it’s a great chance to notch a first home victory and leap a few places up the table.
Forest are travelling to Yeovil with a couple of high profile absentees; Henri Lansbury is suspended, Danny Collins will more than likely miss out through injury and Dexter Blackstock will have to wait a week to play Yeovil as he has joined next Saturday’s opponents , Leeds, on loan.
For Yeovil; Wigan loanee Fraser Fyvie lasted no more than 20 minutes on his Glovers debut before being forced off with an injury. Fyvie has returned to Wigan for treatment and will miss a couple of weeks.
However, it is hoped that Joe Ralls could be back in contention after missing out last week, and could be a like for like swap.
Elsewhere, it’s hoped that the strikers have found their goal scoring boots again after another midweek demolition of a non-league side.
Yeovil went to Dorchester and won 6-0; an Andy Williams hat trick was supplemented by goals from Joel Grant, Paddy Madden and Sam Foley in the friendly.
The match also served as a fitness test for both Liam Fontaine and Kieffer Moore who had both suffered knocks and niggles forcing them to miss recent fixtures, both were unused substitutes on Saturday and came through the midweek match unscathed.
Looking back at fixtures between Yeovil and their opponents has thrown up some ties where there is little or nothing to talk about, but this isn’t the case between Yeovil and Forest.
Over 9000 people packed inside Huish Park to see the first meeting of the sides in 2005 and they were treated to a 3-0 Glovers win, Phil Jevons (2) and Arron Davies on target. 
In the reverse fixture Jevons was again on the score sheet but this time in a 2-1 defeat. During the 06/07 season, two 1-0 victories in the league for Forest were hanging over the Glovers as the sides met in the League One play-offs, the 2-0 first leg victory for Forest could have put the tie to bed.
But, what happened on the night of 18th May 2007 will live long in the memory of Glovers fans. Arron Davies was the star of the show as Yeovil overturned that 2-0 deficit, taking the hosts into extra time before winning the game 5-2 on the night, 5-4 on aggregate.
A stunning victory that took Yeovil to Wembley, with every Glovers fan having the images of Marcus Stewart nodding home a late equaliser and the post-match celebrations cemented in their memory bank for ever.
That summer, following Yeovil’s failure at Wembley, Chris Cohen and Arron Davies swapped Somerset for the side of the river Trent and helped their new team secure promotion from League One.
Just as it was a year before, Yeovil were the opponents in the definitive match, this time it was a 3-2 win for Forest on the final day of the season.
Chris Cohen is still at the City Ground as club captain and will no doubt receive a fantastic reception as he leads out Nottingham Forest this Saturday.
The Forest squad also includes former Yeovil loanee Simon Gillett. The visitors have sold out their away allocation but there are still seats available for home fans, as always the advice is to book early, another bumper crowd and fantastic atmosphere is predicted and you don’t want to miss out on that. The ticket office can be contacted on 01935 847888 or you can use YTFC.net.
Famous Fans – Who might you bump into waiting for a hotdog?
Aussie Cricket Tormenter, Stuart Broad. People Puncher, Carl Froch. Ball Putter, Lee Westwood. As well as actors Su Pollard and Jason Statham and possibly most bizarrely, Brazilian Football Manager Luiz Felipe Scolari declared his love for Forest after their European cup run under Brian Clough.
A Foot in Both Camps – Who have represented both sides?
Arron Davies, Chris Cohen, Simon Gillett, Colin Addison, Steve Collis… and I guess Alan Wright did score for Yeovil, technically. 

TOP 20 HIT FOR THE LADIES

Yeovil Town Ladies FC’s position as one of the top 18 teams in English Women’s Club Football has been confirmed with news that the club has completed the required 76 page Licence to become a member of the Women’s Super League, the FA WSL.
Yeovil Town Ladies FC Chairman, David Mills said “The announcement earlier this year that we were one of the teams to be offered a chance to be in the expanded FA WSL was just the start of the hard work. Since then there has been an enormous amount of work behind the scenes to get to the stage where we were able to complete the FA WSL Licence. I would particularly like to thank Stephen Allinson, Sarah Lawler, Chris White and everyone at both Yeovil Town FC and Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust as without their support and hard work over the last few weeks, the signing of this licence – the most important document in the Club’s History – would not have been possible”.
Yeovil will play their first game in the newly created FA WSL 2 division next March where they take on clubs including Aston Villa, Sunderland, Watford and a dynamic new team, Durham WFC. The Glovers main ground will be Sherborne Town FC’s Raleigh Grove, which is undergoing a number of changes to bring it up to the standards set out for FA WSL 2 clubs.
Commenting on the build up to their first FA WSL 2 game, Mills said “Obviously it is a very exciting time for the club, but there is still a lot of work to be done to make sure we ready for the big kick off. 
"However we are lucky to have a tremendous collection of volunteers, players, coaches, sponsors and fans who are determined to make Yeovil Town ladies FC a big hit in the FA WSL. Just six years ago we were playing in the South West League and now we are one of the top 18 clubs in England. That fact alone underlines the culture we have at the club for constant improvement”.
Stephen Allinson, who along with David Mills, Chris White and Sarah Lawler, will be the inaugural Directors of the Club added "I am delighted both as a Director of Yeovil Town Football Club and as the recently elected Chairman of the Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust, to be associated with our a Ladies Football Club. The obtaining of the Super League licence is a fantastic achievement and the Ladies team is a vital part of the overall Yeovil Town Sports brand"

FRASER OUT FOR TWO WEEKS

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has confirmed that new loan signing Fraser Fyvie, who made his Glovers debut on Saturday, has returned to Wigan for treatment on his shoulder that he injured in the first half of the Brighton match.

Johnson confirmed that the injury was slightly worse than  first thought: "Fraser has had to return to Wigan for treatment and I don’t think he will be back in time for the Doncaster match. We seem to be making a habit of getting our loans injured in their first match for the club!"

TRUST BACKING FEMALE SPORT

Following on from their strong backing for local Winter Olympian Donna Creighton, Yeovil Town Community Sport Trust has cemented its reputation for backing female sport with the announcement that they are to be the new main sponsor of Yeovil Town Ladies FC’s dynamic young Reserve team.

 

This season the Yeovil Town Ladies Reserves are playing in the new FA WSL Development League against Reserve teams from clubs like Arsenal, Chelsea and Bristol Academy, so the partnership with Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust is ideally timed as the team looks to step up to the next level.

 

The Reserves new shirts, which sport the Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust logo, will be worn by the most talented and dynamic Reserve team the club has ever had as the squad develops to be ready for the start of the full FA WSL season in 2014.

 

“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Yeovil Town Ladies reserve squad this year. Our vision as a trust is to enhance all sport throughout Somerset and our Ladies team is a shining example of what can be achieved through hard work and dedication. With the growth of ladies football throughout the country, we look forward to working closely with the Club and playing our part in the development of the game in Somerset and beyond."Commenting on the deal, Chairman of Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust, Stephen Allinson said

 

“It is fantastic to have Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust backing the Reserves. They have been great supporters of us for many years and it is excellent that the Trust logo is now on the Reserve team shirts, especially as the Reserves will be playing some of their games this season on one of the pitches at Alvington in Yeovil. Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust do a lot of great work in the community to promote many sports, not just football, so I would urge everyone in the area to check out the Trust’s work”.On behalf of the club, Chairman David Mills was thrilled with the deal; he said

GLOVERS HIT DORCHESTER FOR SIX

A strong Yeovil Town side travelled to Dorchester Town for a friendly this evening.
A second half hat trick from Andy Williams and goals from Joel Grant, Paddy Madden and Sam Foley ensured the Glovers ran out 6-0 winners against the Dorset side.

BOOK SELLING FAST

Advance orders for the club’s new book "10" have now reached 420 of the 500 limited edition book, the story of the club’s ten years in the Football League.

So if you want a copy you are suggested to act quickly by sending your order to book@ytfc.net.

The book, which is written by Yeovil supporter Martin McConachie, is priced at £29.99 and all copies of this limited edition book will be signed by Gary Johnson.

The book is scheduled to be published on Sunday November 10th.

Forget Fergie’s book this is the one to be on your Christmas present list.

TOWN TAKE ON DORCHESTER TONIGHT

The Glovers travel to The Avenue Stadium tonight for a friendly against Dorchester Town.

The fixture will be a 7.45pm kick off.
Prices for the game are as follows:
Adults: £8
Concessions: £5
Under 16’s: £2

WIN A COPY OF “10”

WIN A COPY OF ‘10’

 

We have got five copies of ‘10’ to give away to five of our lucky readers. The limited edition version of the book, will be signed by manager Gary Johnson, and is a must have for all you Glovers fans.

To stand a chance of winning a copy, all you need to do is answer this simple question:

 

Who scored two goals for Yeovil in their famous 5-2 play-off semi-final second leg victory over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in the 2006-07 season?

 

Simply send your answer, along with your full name, address and contact details via email to ytfcprogramme@gmail.com or by post to: ‘10’ Book Competition, Yeovil Town Football Club, Huish Park Stadium, Lufton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8YF.

Only one entry per person will be accepted and the deadline for the competition is Friday, November 1.

PUBLICATION DATE SET

Yeovil Town Football Club are delighted to announce that “10”, the superb new limited edition book commemorating our decade in the Football League, will be published on Sunday, November 10, the day of the Championship clash with Wigan Athletic.

Written by Yeovil Town author Martin McConachie and designed by matchday magazine editor Jonathan Hopper, “10” is the only official record of the seasons from 2003-04 to 2012-13. It includes five big chapters and encompasses all of the success and the heartache of those campaigns.

Priced at £29.99, packed with 200 pages and signed by first team manager Gary Johnson, the book provides a unique record of what has been a meteoric rise for Yeovil Town. Starting life in the Football League in August 2003, few could have imagined quite how the past ten years would have turned out. Two fantastic promotions, two trips to Wembley through the play-offs, many big cup ties, the sad loss of Adam Stansfield and many other former Glovers plus the special one-off occasions have really made Yeovil Town the club to follow.

The book also features the official Yeovil Town Football Club ‘Team of the Decade’. Chosen by you, the supporters, via an online poll, the players making up the YTFC Ultimate XI will be revealed for the first time in the book, making a great discussion point.

There are a total of 500 limited edition copies of the book available, but they are selling fast, so to reserve your copy of this wonderful memento, please email book@ytfc.net and your name will be put on the list.

 

Here’s what you can expect in each of the chapters:

 

Chapter One – The Seasons

The past decade at Huish Park has seen some of the club’s most historic seasons. Beginning with the near miss of our Football League debut campaign, the chapter then takes us from the Division Three title to last season’s dramatic promotion

to the Championship, via the 2006-07 League One play-off final. It includes a detailed statistical record of each season and superb images too.

 

Chapter Two – The Managers

Four different managers have sat in the hot seat during the past ten years and the book features exclusive interviews with all four of them. Gary Johnson, Steve Thompson, Russell Slade and Terry Skiverton talk openly and frankly about their respective tenures with the club in their fascinating stories of life in the dugout, including revelations of life behind the scenes at Huish Park.

 

Chapter Three – The Club

The club itself has a chapter devoted to it and focuses on three areas. Firstly, the people who deliver the off field experience at the club, past and present; next, the personal stories behind the three companies who sponsored the first team kit and thirdly, a special commemorative tribute to those who sadly didn’t complete the journey all the way to the Championship.

 

Chapter Four – The Matches

With such a successful ten seasons, it was very challenging to select ten matches that meant more than any other. Some were easy while others were not so easy but we’ve chosen ten of the best. They include reports, stunning pictures and some have interviews with those at the heart of the action in a memorable recap of the seasons gone by.

 

Chapter Five – The Players

The final chapter features three players who, between them, bridge the whole decade. Darren Way was there at the start and the finish but in hugely different roles;  player and assistant manager Nathan Jones spent seven years at Huish Park and Ed Upson brings us up to date. All three provide engaging,  and at times, extremely emotional recounts of their Glovers memories. The chapter is then completed with a comprehensive ‘Team of the Decade’ feature.

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V BRIGHTON

Yeovil Town picked up their first Skybet Championship home point of the season with a goalless draw at home to Brighton this afternoon.
In a game punctuated by errors, fussy refereeing and wasted chances, both sides had opportunities to gain all three points but apart from a twenty minute spell in the second half, the game never lived up to the promised spectacle. However the point stemmed a run of five successive home defeats suffered by the hosts.
Manager Gary Johnson made four changes to the side that lost heavily to Middlesbrough before the international break. Joel Grant and Andy Williams dropped to the bench while Joe Ralls and Paddy Madden didn’t even make the squad. In their place came in Kevin Dawson, Sam Hoskins, James Hayter and new loan signing from Wigan Athletic, Fraser Fyvie.
Ashley Barnes skied his shot on three minutes after a quick free kick found Will Buckley and he swung over a low cross. Kevin Dawson then became the first of seven players to earn a yellow card from ref Gary Sutton for a foul on Craig Conway.
Yeovil keeper Wayne Hennessey dived full length to stop a goal bound glancing headers from Barnes before new man Fyvie’s free kick was tipped away by Seagulls goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak.
Fyvie then went off holding his shoulder on 21 minutes to be replaced by Luke Ayling who reverted to his normal right back position, allowing Joe Edwards to return to central midfield.
Buckley went close with a delicious outside of the foot curler on the half hour but Sam Hoskins tested Kuszczak too with a shot that the ex-Manchester United keeper got down low to save.
As the half ended. Hoskins was given a yellow card for simulation and Hayter for a foul in the last couple of minutes.
Yeovil started much more energetically after the break with Hoskins and Ed Upson both forcing Kuszczak into saves. Visiting boss Oscar Garcia, assisted by former Yeovil 
Town assistant Nathan Jones, made a switch bringing on new loanee Leroy Lita for his first taste of action in a Seagulls shirt.
Yeovil continued to up the gears and Upson shot over the bar from a clearance. Andy Williams came on for Hayter and both Shane Duffy and Hoskins missed the target. For Brighton, Lita’s turn and shot was blocked.
Buckley then missed the chance of the game when clean through one on one with Hennessey but the big keeper did enough to hurry Buckley and his shot screwed wide when he should have scored. Kuszczak then saved from Hoskins again.
Lita almost grabbed a late winner when he cottoned on to a through ball from Buckley but thankfully for the home crowd, he blazed his effort way over the bar.
With five minutes to go, Duffy got on to the end of an Upson free kick and headed against the post; proof that today wasn’t going to be Yeovil’s day. And with Barnsley picking up maximum points at home to Middlesbrough, it left Yeovil rooted to the bottom of the table.

Match Report : 19/10/2013

Yeovil Town picked up their first Skybet Championship home point of the season with a goalless draw at home to Brighton this afternoon.
In a game punctuated by errors, fussy refereeing and wasted chances, both sides had opportunities to gain all three points but apart from a twenty minute spell in the second half, the game never lived up to the promised spectacle. However the point stemmed a run of five successive home defeats suffered by the hosts.
Manager Gary Johnson made four changes to the side that lost heavily to Middlesbrough before the international break. Joel Grant and Andy Williams dropped to the bench while Joe Ralls and Paddy Madden didn’t even make the squad. In their place came in Kevin Dawson, Sam Hoskins, James Hayter and new loan signing from Wigan Athletic, Fraser Fyvie.
Ashley Barnes skied his shot on three minutes after a quick free kick found Will Buckley and he swung over a low cross. Kevin Dawson then became the first of seven players to earn a yellow card from ref Gary Sutton for a foul on Craig Conway.
Yeovil keeper Wayne Hennessey dived full length to stop a goal bound glancing headers from Barnes before new man Fyvie’s free kick was tipped away by Seagulls goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak.
Fyvie then went off holding his shoulder on 21 minutes to be replaced by Luke Ayling who reverted to his normal right back position, allowing Joe Edwards to return to central midfield.
Buckley went close with a delicious outside of the foot curler on the half hour but Sam Hoskins tested Kuszczak too with a shot that the ex-Manchester United keeper got down low to save.
As the half ended. Hoskins was given a yellow card for simulation and Hayter for a foul in the last couple of minutes.
Yeovil started much more energetically after the break with Hoskins and Ed Upson both forcing Kuszczak into saves. Visiting boss Oscar Garcia, assisted by former Yeovil 
Town assistant Nathan Jones, made a switch bringing on new loanee Leroy Lita for his first taste of action in a Seagulls shirt.
Yeovil continued to up the gears and Upson shot over the bar from a clearance. Andy Williams came on for Hayter and both Shane Duffy and Hoskins missed the target. For Brighton, Lita’s turn and shot was blocked.
Buckley then missed the chance of the game when clean through one on one with Hennessey but the big keeper did enough to hurry Buckley and his shot screwed wide when he should have scored. Kuszczak then saved from Hoskins again.
Lita almost grabbed a late winner when he cottoned on to a through ball from Buckley but thankfully for the home crowd, he blazed his effort way over the bar.
With five minutes to go, Duffy got on to the end of an Upson free kick and headed against the post; proof that today wasn’t going to be Yeovil’s day. And with Barnsley picking up maximum points at home to Middlesbrough, it left Yeovil rooted to the bottom of the table.

PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V BRIGHTON

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Yeovil Town fans are going to have to put their planning for Brazil 2014 on hold this weekend as the domestic calendar is back in full swing and the Glovers have another big home game to plan for. 
Yeovil host Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday at Huish Park, with a usual 3pm kick off.
The Glovers haven’t been enjoying the international break sat on a beach somewhere or watching England in a bar, they have played two fixtures against local sides to make sure the squad has no rustiness.
Firstly, an 8-0 drubbing of Radstock Town in the Somerset Premier Cup got the ball rolling and provided some much needed confidence to the strikers as the goals were shared about.
Paddy Madden scored twice, as did Kieffer Moore (one of Moore’s brace could well have been Paddy’s, only they know for sure!), Seth Nana, Kev Dawson, Sam Hoskins and Andy Williams all got in on the act as well.
Yeovil’s emphatic win secured a second round tie against Somerset cup holders Weston Super Mare; stay tuned to YTFC.net for ticketing and date details for this game.
More recently, the squad also helped open the new floodlight facilities at Wincanton FC, another local side and another 8-0 win. More goals for the strikers and another clean sheet for the defenders.
During the friendly, Liam Fontaine made his return from injury notching the first goal in the process. Seven other players scored in the game including Joel Grant, Madden, Williams, Hoskins, Moore, Dawson and the one journeyman who crops up everywhere “A Trialist”.
A couple of notable absentees from the two fixtures were the club’s two current internationals, both Wayne Hennessey and Shane Duffy played twice for their international sides over the course of the past week.
Hennessey in particular shone during Wales’ 1-1 with Belgium while Duffy continued to captain the Irish under 21 squad.
The Glovers have added to their ranks with the signing of Wigan Athletic midfielder Fraser Fyvie. More on his signing here.
Moving on to Saturday’s opponents and Brighton are potentially bringing a couple of well-known faces to Huish Park.
Vitalij Maksimenko is a member of the playing staff at the Amex Stadium, but he has been short of playing time this season. The Latvian was a second half substitute at Wembley in May at the end of a short loan spell at Yeovil.
But fans will welcome back Assistant Manager Nathan Jones with some of the fondest memories. Jones was a Glover between 2005 and 2012 playing over 200 times in green and white. He led the side out at Wembley in 2007 and excited the crowd with his fancy footwork and leadership.
He took up a role on the management team alongside Terry Skiverton before making a move into full time coaching with Charlton and then Brighton. He is now assistant to Oscar Garcia at the Amex.
Garcia has been active in the loan market this week, signing Leroy Lita from Swansea; Lita is available to make his debut against Yeovil. Lita has been brought in to help boost the attacking options as Leo Ulloa will be missing for a couple months with a broken foot.
In terms of league form, Brighton and Yeovil are currently bemoaning a similar run of results, each side have lost two of their last three and only drawn one.
Brighton sit in 15th place in the league having failed to get a win since a 3-1 win over Bolton in September. The Glovers will be hoping for a positive result to get out of the bottom three.
The sides have met before, back in Brighton’s days at the Withdean Stadium and the seagulls have probably got the recent upper hand on Saturday’s hosts.
The last Yeovil victory in this fixture was back in 2007, Gary Dempsey and Zoltan Steiber scoring in a 2-1 win. 
Since then, it’s been a steady stream of Brighton wins, with a couple of draws the only results preventing a whitewash.
Brighton have won 1-0, 2-0 and 1-0 once more in the last three encounters, they also have a 5-0 thrashing of Russell Slade’s Yeovil in 2009 to their name.
Brighton and Hove Albion’s players and staff will be wearing black armbands during the game to mark their respect at the passing of Brighton fan, Lance Corporal James Brynin who suffered a fatal gunshot wound in Afghanistan during the week. 
Brighton’s away terrace is sold out and home ends are selling well which will hopefully ensure another fantastic atmosphere. But there is still time to get your ticket and secure your place at this all important Sky Bet Championship fixture.
You can call the ticket office on 01935 847888, go to YTFC.net to purchase online or come down to Huish Park and see one of our friendly ticket office staff.
Famous Brighton Fans – Who will you bump into, in line for a hot dog?
DJ Fatboy Slim, Moustachioed TV Presenter Des Lynham, Radio and TV frontman Jamie Theakston, and Weatherman Michael Fish.
A Foot in both camps. – Who have represented both sides?
Nathan Jones, Vitalij Maksimenko, Liam Bridcutt, Russell Slade, Dean Bowditch, Scott Flinders, Gifton Noel-Williams, Lloyd Owusu, Adam Virgo, Sam Williams and Danny Webb.

AWAY TRAVEL DETAILS

The Green and White Supporters Club are running the usual away travel to the following games.
Leeds United
Saturday 2nd November 2013.
Bus Station – 7.45am
Huish Park – 8.00am
Members – £28
Member Concessions – £26
Non-Members – £30
Non-Member Concessions – £28
Doncaster Rovers
Friday 22nd November 2013
Departs Huish Park – 12.00pm
Members – £26
Concessions – £24
Non Members – £28
Concessions – £26
Watford
Saturday 30th November 2013
Bus Station – 8.45am
Huish Park – 9.00am
Members – £21
Concessions – £19
Non Members – £23
Concessions – £21
Barnsley
Saturday 14th December 2013
Bus Station – 7.30am
Huish Park – 7.45am
Members – £28
Concessions – £26
Non Members – £30
Concessions – £28
To book your seat please send a text message to Paul Hadlow on 07736 044570 or if you want to call him try after 6.00p.m. You can also email him at paulhadlow@outlook.com
Please make it clear which match you are booking for, your full name (and any other names you are booking for) and a contact telephone number. 

The Away Travel Club will be running coaches for the following games, depending on numbers.
Leeds United 
Saturday 2nd November 
Leaving the away end of the ground at 8am. The cost of the trip will be £25
Watford 
Saturday 30th November 
Leaving the away end of the ground at 9am. The Cost of the trip will be £19
To book please call Roger on 475384 or Mark on 07939618275 or please book with us in the marquee.

FYVIE JOINS UNTIL JANUARY

Yeovil Town have signed Wigan Athletic midfielder Fraser Fyvie on loan until January 1st.
Fraser is a technically gifted but combatant midfielder, he was signed by the Latics from Aberdeen in 2012 having made 58 appearances for the SPL side.
He has been a regular in the Scotland Under 17, Under 19 and Under 21 teams having made 25 appearances scoring three goals whilst in the Under 17 set up.
Fraser was signed by Wigan in July 2012 for a fee thought to be in the region of £500,000.
His first season at the DW Stadium saw him make eight appearances after his debut as a second half substitute against Nottingham Forest in the Capital One Cup.
His first Latics start came against Bradford City in the same competition and he went on to make four further starts, all in the FA Cup.
The midfielder’s first league appearance came as a 69th minute substitute in the final game of the 2012/13 season against Aston Villa. 
Fraser will wear squad number 11 during his stay at Huish Park.
Everybody at Yeovil Town wish Fraser a successful loan spell here at Huish Park.

CLUB MAKES CLAYTON’S DAY

A young Yeovil Town fan had an afternoon he would never forget yesterday.
Seven-year-old Clayton Singleton suffers from epilepsy and suffered a fit at the home game against Queens Park Rangers.
Clayton was rushed to the medical room in the players tunnel, where he received treatment before heading to Yeovil District Hospital.
Whilst in the medical room at Huish Park striker Paddy Madden gave Clayton his boots and had a photo with the youngster. But Clayton could not remember the Irishman visiting him, despite his mum taking a picture.
Yesterday Clayton and his mum Hayley visited Huish Park for a tour of the ground and to hold the Playoff trophy. 
Half way through the tour the youngster had another surprise when his favourite player Paddy showed up to see how he was feeling.
With Clayton claiming he is a fast runner, Paddy challenged him to a race across the Huish Park pitch.
Paddy then presented him with a signed shirt and a signed photo of him in action from the Wembley Playoff final.
Mum Hayley said: "I would like to thank everyone at Yeovil Town Football Club for what they have done to make Clayton feel better. Special thanks to Paddy for taking time out from his afternoon off to spend time with us.
"Clayton has to live with epilepsy for the rest of his life and we don’t want anything to hold him back. I am very proud of how he deals with it on a day to day basis."
Today is Clayton’s seventh birthday and everyone at Yeovil Town Football wishes his a very happy birthday.

GLOVERS HELP WITH LIGHT SWITCH ON

The Glovers were in action last night as they played a friendly against Wincanton Town to officially switch on the club’s new floodlights.
Yeovil ran out 8-0 winners with goals coming from different scorers. Manager Gary Johnson made the most of the limitless substitutions with most of the squad featuring.
The Glovers scored five in the first half with the goals coming from Liam Fontaine, Trialist, Andy Williams, Paddy Madden and Kevin Dawson.
Town made numerous changes at half time and managed to add a further three goals to the total with Sam Hoskins, Joel Grant and Kieffer Moore getting their names on the score sheet.
Pictured above are Gary Johnson and Terry Skiverton with Wincanton Town FC chairman Andy Stewart, Wincanton Sports Ground chairman Stuart Matthews and Wincanton Town FC manager Paul Down.
 
Picture by Terry Fisher Photography.

FULL STRENGTH SQUAD TO FACE WINCANTON

Tonight Yeovil Town travel to Wincanton Town to play a friendly to officially open their new floodlights. (7.30pm kick off)
Manager Gary Johnson has revealed that a full-strength first team squad will visit Moor Lane for the game.
Prices for the match are as follows:
Adults: £5
Concessions: £3
There will also be a programme available for just £2.
Directions To Ground
If travelling to Wincanton on the A357 via Sturminster Newton turn right at the roundabout after passing under the A303 into Laurence Hill and follow the road across three further roundabouts into Southgate Road. Traffic from the A303 will also enter Southgate Road when following the signs to the town. At the junction turn right in the direction of Buckhorn Weston going under the A303 again before entering Moor Lane. Wincanton Sports Centre is on the left.
Wincanton Sports Ground, Moor Lane, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 9EJ

DONCASTER TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Tickets for Town’s trip to Doncaster on Friday 22nd November are now on sale from Huish Park.

Tickets are prices as follows:
Adults – £23
Senior (60+) – £17
Young Person (17-20) – £13
Junior (12-16) – £8
11 and under – £5
To order your ticket call 01935 847888 or visit the ticket office at Huish Park.

FAN-TASTIC FACEBOOK APP ROUND 2!

The first round of our hugely successful Fan-Tastic app was brought to a close on 30th September. 
During this round we’ve given away some incredible money-can’t-buy prizes which have included; Dinner for two with the whole YTFC squad, a signed match ball and a signed DVD from our gaffer Gary Johnson.
Congratulations go out to Adam Parker, Charlie Burden and Jack Lyon who finished in the Top three this time around. Checkout the full winners and the prizes they’ve won on our facebook page
 
Thank you to everyone that has participated in Round 1 and hope you continue to take part in Fan-Tastic Round 2 which is now live. 
If you haven’t joined already then now’s the time. Round 2 will see even more exciting prizes given away to our most interactive and engaging fans.
Want to take part, join here … http://ytfc.getfantastic.co.uk/
Everyone who has joined our app loves it too, check out their comments…
“This app is so cool, it lets fans interact with the club and has a great incentive for fans to get prizes, can’t believe other clubs haven’t thought of this!!”

“This is amazing! This is what most Yeovil fans probably wanted. Thank You”

“Brilliant app and great prizes to be won!”

“This is amazing all my mates who are big fans of Yeovil love it too!!”

WINCANTON TO WELCOME GLOVERS

Gary Johnson and his Yeovil Town squad will take on Wincanton Town on Tuesday 15th October (7.30pm kick off).
The game has been arranged to help the opening of the new floodlights at the club’s Moor Lane ground.
With no game this weekend the Glovers are expected to field a strong team for the fixture.
Prices for the match are as follows:
Adults: £5
Concessions: £3
There will also be a programme available for just £2.

WESTON SUPER MARE DATE

Yeovil Town’s 2nd Round Somerset Premier Cup match against Weston Super Mare has been scheduled for Tuesday 5th November 2013 with a 7.45pm Kick Off.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adults – £6
Concessions – £2

GLOVERS ON SKY!

Yeovil Town’s home match against Watford on Wednesday 1st January has been chosen to be shown Live on Sky Sports.

The kick off time has been changed to 5.30pm.

TOWN TO PLAY DORCHESTER

The Glovers are pleased to confirm that they will travel to The Avenue Stadium for a friendly against Dorchester Town.

The fixture will take place on Tuesday 22nd October with a 7.45pm kick off.
Prices for the game are as follows:
Adults: £8
Concessions: £5
Under 16’s: £2

NGOO RETURNS TO LIVERPOOL

Yeovil Town can confirm that Liverpool striker Michael Ngoo has had his loan spell ended my mutual consent.
Michael has now returned to the Merseyside club.

Ngoo made a total of seven appearances for Town during his stay in Somerset.

LEEDS UNITED TICKETS ON SALE

Tickets for the away trip to Leeds United on Saturday, November 2nd are now on sale from Huish Park.
Prices for the game are as follows:
Adults – £28
Senior – £22 (Over 60)
Students – £22 (Full time and needs to show card) 
Young Person – £22 (16-21)
Disabled – £22
Junior – £15 (Under 16)
 
Town have been initially been allocated 1000 tickets with a total allocation of 3000.

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V RADSTOCK TOWN

Yeovil Town progressed to the second round of the Somerset Premier Cup with a comfortable 8-0 win over Radstock Town at Huish Park.
Manager Gary Johnson and his coaching staff named a very strong squad with Madden, Williams, Ayling and Seaborne all amongst the starting XI. 
A Paddy Madden first half hat trick and a Keiffer Moore strike saw the Glovers lead 4-0 at half time.
After the break the visitors kept Yeovil at bay with only Sam Hoskins scoring after good link up play with Irishman Madden.
Twumasi made it 6-0 with just under 10 minutes to go with a diving header at the post leaving Radstock keeper Crabtree with no chance.
Moments later Dawson made it 7-0 with a penalty after Williams was upended in the box.
Crabtree made numerous good saves in the second half to deny Williams and Grant.
On 90 minutes Williams scored his first and Yeovil’s eighth when he slotted under Crabtree after a neat pass from Grant.
Yeovil Town: Dunn; Ayling, Jones, Seaborne, Twumasi; Foley, Dawson, Hoskins, Williams; Moore, Madden. subs: Ralls, Grant, Edwards, Stewart.

GLOVERS IN ACTION TONIGHT

Yeovil Town will host Radstock Town tonight in the First Round tie of the Somerset Premier Cup.

Gary Johnson has said that the first team squad will all be involved in the fixture.
The tie will kick off at 7.45pm with prices being £6 for adults and £2 for concessions. Only the AgustaWestland Stand will be open for the match.
A tea bar will be open for the usual refreshments.

REPORT: MIDDLESBROUGH v YEOVIL TOWN

Despite taking a fourth minute lead through Liam Davis the Glovers returned to Somerset empty handed. Grant Leadbitter and Albert Adomah ensured the hosts went into half time with a slender lead.

 

 

Just after half time Jacob Butterfield made it 3-1 to the home side with a well struck effort from 25-yards.  With 15 minutes remaining Boro made it 4-1 when Kei Kamara headed from from a corner.

 

Town had the dream start when after just four minutes Davis opened the scoring.

 

Boro skipper Rhys Williams let the ball go past him, but Davis outpaced the centre-back to race clear and fire the ball under the advancing Steele and into the net.

 

The home side were level just four minutes later when Leadbitter volleyed home an Adomah cross from just inside the penalty area.

 

Minutes later the hosts thought they had taken the lead but were denied by the woodwork twice within ten seconds.

 

Winger Kamara found himself unmarked at the back post but his first header rebounded off the crossbar. The ball found its way back to the midfielder but his second attempt came back off the post and the Glovers managed to clear their lines.

 

The home side took the lead after 24 minutes. A superb pass by Whitehead split the Yeovil defence and found Friend. The left back got into the box and was upended by Grant leaving referee Whitestone no option but to point to the spot.

 

Leadbitter stepped up but saw his penalty superbly tipped onto the post by Hennessey, but former Bristol City man Adomah was on hand to put the rebound over Hennessey and into the net.

 

Gary Johnson made a sub after 32 minutes with Sam Hoskins replacing Andy Williams.

 

The Glovers thought they had levelled the scoring after 35 minutes when Steele parried a Grant shot into the path of Madden, but Boro were saved when the assistant’s flag denied the Irishman.

 

Johnson made his second sub at half time with Kieffer Moore replacing Madden.

 

Boro extended their lead five minutes into the second half when Butterfield’s 25-yard shot flew past Hennessey and into the corner of the net.

 

Substitute Hoskins had a great chance to reduce the deficit on 53 minutes.  A quick break from Davis on the left saw him square the ball to the unmarked Hoskins. The former Southampton man beat Steele to the ball but saw his effort rebound off the post.

 

With just over 15 minutes remaining Boro made it 4-1. Kamara headed home from a corner that was whipped in from the left, leaving Hennessey with no chance.

In the last five minutes Moore had a golden opportunity to pull a goal back but somehow only managed to loop his effort into the hands of Steele.

Match Report : 05/10/2013

Despite taking a fourth minute lead through Liam Davis the Glovers returned to Somerset empty handed. Grant Leadbitter and Albert Adomah ensured the hosts went into half time with a slender lead.

 

Just after half time Jacob Butterfield made it 3-1 to the home side with a well struck effort from 25-yards.  With 15 minutes remaining Boro made it 4-1 when Kei Kamara headed from from a corner.

 

Town had the dream start when after just four minutes Davis opened the scoring.

 

Boro skipper Rhys Williams let the ball go past him, but Davis outpaced the centre-back to race clear and fire the ball under the advancing Steele and into the net.

 

The home side were level just four minutes later when Leadbitter volleyed home an Adomah cross from just inside the penalty area.

 

Minutes later the hosts thought they had taken the lead but were denied by the woodwork twice within ten seconds.

 

Winger Kamara found himself unmarked at the back post but his first header rebounded off the crossbar. The ball found its way back to the midfielder but his second attempt came back off the post and the Glovers managed to clear their lines.

 

The home side took the lead after 24 minutes. A superb pass by Whitehead split the Yeovil defence and found Friend. The left back got into the box and was upended by Grant leaving referee Whitestone no option but to point to the spot.

 

Leadbitter stepped up but saw his penalty superbly tipped onto the post by Hennessey, but former Bristol City man Adomah was on hand to put the rebound over Hennessey and into the net.

 

Gary Johnson made a sub after 32 minutes with Sam Hoskins replacing Andy Williams.

 

The Glovers thought they had levelled the scoring after 35 minutes when Steele parried a Grant shot into the path of Madden, but Boro were saved when the assistant’s flag denied the Irishman.

 

Johnson made his second sub at half time with Kieffer Moore replacing Madden.

 

Boro extended their lead five minutes into the second half when Butterfield’s 25-yard shot flew past Hennessey and into the corner of the net.

 

Substitute Hoskins had a great chance to reduce the deficit on 53 minutes.  A quick break from Davis on the left saw him square the ball to the unmarked Hoskins. The former Southampton man beat Steele to the ball but saw his effort rebound off the post.

 

With just over 15 minutes remaining Boro made it 4-1. Kamara headed home from a corner that was whipped in from the left, leaving Hennessey with no chance.

In the last five minutes Moore had a golden opportunity to pull a goal back but somehow only managed to loop his effort into the hands of Steele.

PREVIEW: MIDDLESBROUGH

Another Saturday and another long away trip for Gary Johnson and his band of merry men as Yeovil are away at Middlesbrough.

The Glovers aren’t afraid of putting in a few miles, but this season, a trip to the Riverside Stadium is about as far as it gets, 326 miles to be precise. If you believe Google maps, you’ll be on the road for 5 hours and 8 minutes to get to the game, and a further 5 hours to get back. It’ll be an early start and a late finish for fans and players alike, but it’ll be worth it should the game end positively for Yeovil.

It’s fair to suggest that both of these sides are somewhat out of form, following Tuesday night’s round of fixtures both sides slipped down a place or two in the Sky Bet Championship table.

Yeovil dipped below the dreaded dotted line that is the relegation zone after losing 2-1 to Leicester, while a 1-1 draw with Huddersfield saw Middlesbrough drop to 14th.

Despite the six places that separate the two sides they both only have one league win to their names; The Glovers won at Millwall on the opening day while ‘Boro waited a week longer to get theirs, a victory over Charlton.

The difference, however, is the amount of draws that Saturday’s hosts have accumulated. No fewer than six of their ten games have ended in stalemates.

As for the two sides, Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray had told the BBC recently that he had hoped to add to his squad, but at the time of writing no new faces have arrived since their last fixture.

One man who does belong to Middlesbrough, but who won’t feature is Matty Dolan. The former Glovers loanee is out on another temporary deal with Hartlepool. Dolan was one of the Wembley heroes last season, coming on late into the play-off final to sure things up in midfield.

Yeovil are hoping that Dan Seaborne will not need too much treatment on an injury that forced him off in midweek and are welcomed by the news that this might be the final game that Liam Fontaine is ruled out of after his spell in the physio’s room.

Elsewhere, Shane Duffy and Wayne Hennessey are both expected to make the squad following their call ups to Ireland Under 21s and Wales respectfully.

‘Boro and Yeovil don’t exactly have a lot of history of playing against each other, a single Carling Cup tie in 2008 is about all that we can find of a competitive nature.

On the night, the then Premier League opponents were far too strong for Yeovil running out 5-1 winners. Goal scorers included England’s Adam Johnson, as well as big name stars Jeremie Alliadiere and Mido.

The ‘Boro side that night did include future Yeovil loanee Jonathan Grounds while Assistant Manager Terry Skiverton and First Team Coach Darren Way were both in the Glovers side.

Tickets are available on the day for anyone deciding to fill up the petrol tank at the last minute, but a usual service from BBC Somerset, Glovers Player and the Yeovil Town social networks will be in full flow.

If you are travelling, everyone at YTFC.net wishes you a safe trip and thanks you for your support.

 

Famous Fans: Who might you bump into in line for a hotdog?

X-Factor winner James Arthur and his mentor Nicole Sherzinger (well, she wore a shirt on TV once), Bob Mortimer, Singer Chris Rea and Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown.

Of course, there’s a famous YouTube clip of Jeff Stelling describing all that is good about Middlesbrough, but we all know he’s a Hartlepool fan.

 

A Foot in both camps: Who have played for both sides?

Jon Grounds, Jon Franks and Matty Dolan. That might be about it. 

TOWN APPEAR ON SOCCER AM

Last Saturday Yeovil Town featured in the Away Days feature on Sky Sports Soccer AM. 
Frankie Fryer vistied Huish Park and other attractions around the area. The feature can be seen by clicking here.

JOIN THE GET PEDALLING TEAM

Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust are appealing for fans to pedal for pounds and raise thousands for three charities by getting on their bike and cycling from the Riverside Stadium to Huish Park for the last home game of the 2013/14 Season.
The Glovers entertain Middlesbrough on Saturday, 3rd May and want keen cyclists to take to the saddle to cover the 334-mile trip to Huish Park in the 4/5 days leading up to the match. 
The challenge will see riders raise funds for Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust, St Margaret’s Hospice and Prostate Cancer UK.
YTFC Get Pedalling 2014 held a Launch Night on Thursday 19th September in the Alec Stock Lounge at Huish Park, which was a great success with manager Gary Johnson amongst a host of speakers.
Last year’s ride was extremely well organised and those who took part not only thoroughly enjoyed themselves but said it was the best ride they had ever been on!  
Please consider taking part in this challenge, sponsor someone, or spread the word to your family and friends.  Your support will not only raise thousands of pounds for the three chosen charities.
The fundraising events kick off this Saturday (5th October) with a Race Night at Nuffield Health. Tickets cost just £5 and are available from the reception at Nuffield Health. The first race starts at 7.30pm.
Further information regarding the ride and other fundraising events can be found by visiting the trust’s website www.ytcst.net, visiting Facebook www.facebook.com/YTFCGetPedalling2014 or by following YTFC get pedalling on Twitter @ytfccycle2014
To download a entry form click here.

REPORT: YTFC V LCFC

Yeovil Town paid the price for a slow second half start as they went down by two goals to one against Leicester City at Huish Park tonight.

 

Goals from Lloyd Dyer on 54 minutes and a David Nugent penalty on the hour put the Foxes two up. A James Hayter penalty, Yeovil’s first league goal at home this season, pulled a goal back seven minutes from time but it was no more than a consolation as Yeovil suffered their fifth defeat of the season at home. It left the Glovers rooted in 22nd place in the Championship table.

 

Manager Gary Johnson named the same starting eleven as had drawn at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday with the only changes on the bench. Michael Ngoo and Sam Hoskins dropped out of the eighteen to be replaced by Kieffer Moore and Byron Webster, returning from suspension.

 

Ed Upson sliced Yeovil’s first chance wide in the fifth minute as the hosts made a confident start against one of the division’s fancied teams lying in third place. Promising Foxes centre back Liam Moore headed wide soon after and Lloyd Dyer hit the first of many chances he had into the side netting.

 

After a lull in play where neither side threatened and the battle was fought in midfield, the next ten minutes saw a flurry of chances for both sides. Dyer sliced his effort well wide and Jamie Vardy shot over after Anthony Knockaert played him in. Yeovil midfield pair of Upson and Joe Ralls both got shots away but neither troubled Kasper Schmeichel in the visitors goal.

 

Liam Davis and Joel Grant both fired over and Upson pulled his shot wide as the half drew on while Schmeichel then saved from Andy Williams.

 

Leicester started much more energetically in the second period and after Knockaert and Vardy had spurned chances, they took the lead nine minutes in. Nugent broke the offside trap down the left flank and after bursting forward, crossed for Lloyd Dyer to finish easily.

 

Six minutes later and it was 2-0. Ritchie de Laet broke into the Yeovil penalty area and seemed to be tripped by Danny Seaborne. Ref Brendan Malone pointed to the penalty spot and Nugent made no mistake from twelve yards, putting his spot kick straight down the middle.

 

Seaborne injured himself in the challenge and was immediately replaced by Byron Webster. Within two minutes, Paddy Madden came closest to scoring for Yeovil when his driven free kick went a couple of feet wide. Yeovil then had a scare when Vardy appeared to foul Webster but his pass to Dyer ended in the winger slicing his shot again.

 

Dyer then had an even better effort that he created himself after a sixty yard run through the Yeovil midfield and defence. Gary Johnson made two quick subs, withdrawing Luke Ayling and Andy Williams and bringing on Jamie McAllister and James Hayter. And Hayter was right in the thick of the action on 83 minutes when former Nottingham Forest centre back Wes Morgan brought the striker down in the box. Hayter got up and confidently stroked home the penalty for the first home league goal for 444 minutes this season.

 

Both keepers were called into action late on as the game opened up for both sides. Vardy shot over the crossbar and Wayne Hennessey saved from Paul Konchesky with Schmeichel saving from Joel Grant’s effort.

Match Report : 01/10/2013

Yeovil Town paid the price for a slow second half start as they went down by two goals to one against Leicester City at Huish Park tonight.

 

Goals from Lloyd Dyer on 54 minutes and a David Nugent penalty on the hour put the Foxes two up. A James Hayter penalty, Yeovil’s first league goal at home this season, pulled a goal back seven minutes from time but it was no more than a consolation as Yeovil suffered their fifth defeat of the season at home. It left the Glovers rooted in 22nd place in the Championship table.

 

Manager Gary Johnson named the same starting eleven as had drawn at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday with the only changes on the bench. Michael Ngoo and Sam Hoskins dropped out of the eighteen to be replaced by Kieffer Moore and Byron Webster, returning from suspension.

 

Ed Upson sliced Yeovil’s first chance wide in the fifth minute as the hosts made a confident start against one of the division’s fancied teams lying in third place. Promising Foxes centre back Liam Moore headed wide soon after and Lloyd Dyer hit the first of many chances he had into the side netting.

 

After a lull in play where neither side threatened and the battle was fought in midfield, the next ten minutes saw a flurry of chances for both sides. Dyer sliced his effort well wide and Jamie Vardy shot over after Anthony Knockaert played him in. Yeovil midfield pair of Upson and Joe Ralls both got shots away but neither troubled Kasper Schmeichel in the visitors goal.

 

Liam Davis and Joel Grant both fired over and Upson pulled his shot wide as the half drew on while Schmeichel then saved from Andy Williams.

 

Leicester started much more energetically in the second period and after Knockaert and Vardy had spurned chances, they took the lead nine minutes in. Nugent broke the offside trap down the left flank and after bursting forward, crossed for Lloyd Dyer to finish easily.

 

Six minutes later and it was 2-0. Ritchie de Laet broke into the Yeovil penalty area and seemed to be tripped by Danny Seaborne. Ref Brendan Malone pointed to the penalty spot and Nugent made no mistake from twelve yards, putting his spot kick straight down the middle.

 

Seaborne injured himself in the challenge and was immediately replaced by Byron Webster. Within two minutes, Paddy Madden came closest to scoring for Yeovil when his driven free kick went a couple of feet wide. Yeovil then had a scare when Vardy appeared to foul Webster but his pass to Dyer ended in the winger slicing his shot again.

 

Dyer then had an even better effort that he created himself after a sixty yard run through the Yeovil midfield and defence. Gary Johnson made two quick subs, withdrawing Luke Ayling and Andy Williams and bringing on Jamie McAllister and James Hayter. And Hayter was right in the thick of the action on 83 minutes when former Nottingham Forest centre back Wes Morgan brought the striker down in the box. Hayter got up and confidently stroked home the penalty for the first home league goal for 444 minutes this season.

 

Both keepers were called into action late on as the game opened up for both sides. Vardy shot over the crossbar and Wayne Hennessey saved from Paul Konchesky with Schmeichel saving from Joel Grant’s effort. 

DUFFY SELECTED FOR UNDER 21’S

On loan defender Shane Duffy has been included in the Republic of Ireland squad for the forthcoming UEFA U21 Group 6 Qualifiers.

The under 21’s play Romania at Stadionul Ceahlăul, Piatra Neamt in Romania and also versus Romania at The Showgrounds, Sligo in Ireland on Friday, 11th and Tuesday, 15th October 2013 respectively.

SKY BET PREVIEW

It was a low scoring weekend in the Sky Bet Championship but after a quick turn around will the goals return on Tuesday evening? Read on for Sky Bet’s take on Yeovil’s chances this Tuesday.
Yeovil were unlucky not to pick up all three points at the weekend, as a late Bolton goal tied the match at 1-1. The Glovers have been showing encouraging signs in the past few weeks and could easily have won a couple of their recent matches.
Leicester have been in excellent form recently, but they do give teams chances when they’re on the road. The Foxes have managed just one clean sheet in their last 11 away games and we should see Yeovil end their home goal drought here. With The Glovers defence performing superbly, they have lost just one of the four matches this season in which they’ve scored. Furthermore, Leicester have lost five of their last six trips to bottom-half teams and The Glovers look good value at evens to take something from the game.
Yeovil’s games this season have been characterised by their low scoring nature, as seven of nine have had fewer than three goals. With eight of Leicester’s last 13 trips to bottom-half teams also seeing no more than a brace of goals, under 2.5 goals looks a huge price at 11/10
Other reasons to bet:
Both teams have scored in none of Yeovil’s four home matches this season 11/10
Yeovil have had more goals in the second half in four of their last five matches 1/1 
Yeovil have been level at half-time in three of their last four home matches 5/4 
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