Month: March 2014

TEL FINISHES HALF MARATHON AGAIN

Yeovil Town Assistant Manager Terry Skiverton and his wife Anna completed the Yeovil Half Marathon on Sunday running for Children’s Charity "JUMP".

Run in relatively hot conditions on Sunday morning the race attracted a huge entry and was started by Manager Gary Johnson.

Everybody at Yeovil Town would like to congratulate Terry and Anna and indeed all the entrants for collecting thousands of pounds for charity.

LOAN WATCH

Another week of football action has passed and both of Yeovil Town’s loan stars have been in action.

Starting in League One and Sam Foley has extended his spell with relegation threatened Shrewsbury Town this week and regained his place in the starting line up.

Foley, playing in an attacking midfield role clocked up another 90 minutes in the Shrews’ 1-0 defeat at Walsall on Saturday.

Craig Westcarr scored the only goal of the game for the Saddlers, however, Westcarr was later shown a red card following an altercation with Foley late on.

The result leaves the Shrews joint bottom of SkyBet League One.

Dropping into non-league and the other player Yeovil have out on loan, Joey Jones had a much better week with his temporary club, Woking.

On Wednesday, in the Surrey Senior Cup Semi Final, Jones returned to the starting line up after a spell on the bench.

Woking went on to win 7-1 against local side, Egham Town.

Unfortunately, Jones was substituted in the 18th minute with a minor injury.

However, he returned for the match on Saturday against Wrexham in the Skrill Premier where he made much more of an impact.

Jones was awarded Man of The Match on the day and scored the winning goal in a 2-1 victory.

Glovers fans can view Jones’ goal by clicking here.

The victory took Woking above their opponents and safely into mid table.

This week, Shrewsbury are involved in a massive relegation dog fight as 23rd plays 24th when Stevenage travel to the New Meadow Stadium on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Woking face Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday night before travelling to cash-strapped Hereford next Saturday.

NO ROOM FOR ERROR SAYS GARY

Despite Saturday’s 4-1 defeat against Barnsley at Huish Park manager Gary Johnson refuses to give up hope of Championship survival.

The Glovers are currently bottom of the table with seven games left to play but lie just three points from safety, with two away games against fellow relegation candidates next on the fixture list.

Yeovil travel to Blackpool next Saturday before a trip to The Valley to face Charlton the following Tuesday, in two games Johnson admits need to produce six points.

“There’s no room for error, that’s the first thing you have to say because of the way we played today. We’ve got to try and win both games but it’s still not going to be over at that point because there are still other teams not picking up three points as well.

 

“I did look at the other results and yes we are still in touch with everybody, but you have still got to get two or three wins on the trot if you can and get yourself back out of it and then hope Charlton, with their three games in hand, slip up.

“They lost today and have the same sort of goal difference to us so whilst there is still a chance we’re not going to give up.”

Whilst the Yeovil gaffer can’t pinpoint why Saturday’s game went wrong, he still firmly believes survival can be achieved.

“Every game you lose it looks more difficult but until it’s mathematically not possible, and it’s certainly mathematically possible right now, we’ll keep going.

“It’s very difficult to put your finger on why it went wrong today because if you’re going to put your finger on it then you’re going to put your finger on a lot of things, because it wasn’t just one or two things.

“It’s a little bit like we need to dust ourselves down and start all over again and hope that the players feel as bad as the management do and get themselves sorted out.”

 

 

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V BARNSLEY

Yeovil Town’s hopes of escaping the relegation zone took a huge dent with a 4-1 home thumping by Barnsley this afternoon.

Goals from Chris O’Grady and Liam Lawrence put the Tykes two up early in the second half and although Luke Ayling pulled a goal back with twenty minutes left, the Glovers collapsed again and O’Grady added his second before Dale Jennings sealed the victory on 78 minutes.

The result deals a major blow to Yeovil’s hopes of staying up and sees them drop to the bottom of the table, three points from safety with 21st placed Charlton Athletic having three games in hand.

Yeovil boss Gary Johnson named an unchanged side to take on Danny Wilson’s bottom side and had appealed for the side’s fans to recreate the atmosphere of last season’s playoff semi final second leg against Sheffield United. The weather did its bit and it was a bright, even warm day that greeted the players as they walked out at 3pm.

The first half was at times an awful spectacle and looked as it was, two sides struggling to remain in the Championship bereft of the spark. The 45 minutes saw three chances for the visitors and just one for the hosts, with Luke Steele saving well from Tom Lawrence after a great passing move involving Joe Edwards and Kevin Dawson.

 

The Tykes brought Town keeper Marek Stech into action twice but neither save really tested the keeper with the big Czech holding a header from O’Grady and a free kick from Tom Kennedy that went straight down Stech’s throat. Sub Reuben Noble-Lazarus flashed an effort wide of the goal.

The second half couldn’t be any worse and Ishmael Miller headed well wide early on after the interval but disaster was to strike on 53 minutes. Byron Webster’s header back to Stech was well short and O’Grady nipped in to lob Stech and into the net.

Kieffer Moore, injured in a first half challenge and returning to the second half with a head bandage was subbed off after the goal with James Hayter coming on. Liam Lawrence fired a warning shot across the bows with a shot that didn’t really frighten Stech but on 63 minutes,  the ex-Sunderland star made it 2-0 when he fired home from 25 yards low into the corner of the net.

Liam Davis had come on for Kevin Dawson on the hour and Davis was creator for the goal that brought Yeovil back into the game on 69 minutes. His left wing cross bypassed Miller in the middle and found Luke Ayling whose accomplished low shot found the corner of the net to make it 2-1.

Yeovil’s hopes of completing a sensational comeback were doused almost straightaway in an almost calamitous five minute spell. First, O’Grady sprang the offside trap before rounding Stech and slotting the ball home. Then, five minutes on, an Edwards slip in the right back position let in Dale Jennings and he cut inside on to his right foot before firing home.

The final ten minutes saw a degree of pressure from Yeovil through Tom Lawrence corners but both Morgan, who shot straight at Steele, and Miller who blazed way over, spurned them. Finally, Tomacz Cywka shot way over as Barnsley pushed for a late fifth.

Match Report : 29/03/2014

Yeovil Town’s hopes of escaping the relegation zone took a huge dent with a 4-1 home thumping by Barnsley this afternoon.

Goals from Chris O’Grady and Liam Lawrence put the Tykes two up early in the second half and although Luke Ayling pulled a goal back with twenty minutes left, the Glovers collapsed again and O’Grady added his second before Dale Jennings sealed the victory on 78 minutes.

The result deals a major blow to Yeovil’s hopes of staying up and sees them drop to the bottom of the table, three points from safety with 21st placed Charlton Athletic having three games in hand.

Yeovil boss Gary Johnson named an unchanged side to take on Danny Wilson’s bottom side and had appealed for the side’s fans to recreate the atmosphere of last season’s playoff semi final second leg against Sheffield United. The weather did its bit and it was a bright, even warm day that greeted the players as they walked out at 3pm.

The first half was at times an awful spectacle and looked as it was, two sides struggling to remain in the Championship bereft of the spark. The 45 minutes saw three chances for the visitors and just one for the hosts, with Luke Steele saving well from Tom Lawrence after a great passing move involving Joe Edwards and Kevin Dawson.

 

The Tykes brought Town keeper Marek Stech into action twice but neither save really tested the keeper with the big Czech holding a header from O’Grady and a free kick from Tom Kennedy that went straight down Stech’s throat. Sub Reuben Noble-Lazarus flashed an effort wide of the goal.

The second half couldn’t be any worse and Ishmael Miller headed well wide early on after the interval but disaster was to strike on 53 minutes. Byron Webster’s header back to Stech was well short and O’Grady nipped in to lob Stech and into the net.

Kieffer Moore, injured in a first half challenge and returning to the second half with a head bandage was subbed off after the goal with James Hayter coming on. Liam Lawrence fired a warning shot across the bows with a shot that didn’t really frighten Stech but on 63 minutes,  the ex-Sunderland star made it 2-0 when he fired home from 25 yards low into the corner of the net.

Liam Davis had come on for Kevin Dawson on the hour and Davis was creator for the goal that brought Yeovil back into the game on 69 minutes. His left wing cross bypassed Miller in the middle and found Luke Ayling whose accomplished low shot found the corner of the net to make it 2-1.

Yeovil’s hopes of completing a sensational comeback were doused almost straightaway in an almost calamitous five minute spell. First, O’Grady sprang the offside trap before rounding Stech and slotting the ball home. Then, five minutes on, an Edwards slip in the right back position let in Dale Jennings and he cut inside on to his right foot before firing home.

The final ten minutes saw a degree of pressure from Yeovil through Tom Lawrence corners but both Morgan, who shot straight at Steele, and Miller who blazed way over, spurned them. Finally, Tomacz Cywka shot way over as Barnsley pushed for a late fifth.

SIGN THE PETITION NOW

The Petition in support of Yeovil Town’s Development plans has now reached nearly 2000 names.

Commenting on the support Chairman John Fry thanked supporters: "I’d like to thank all our supporters who have already signed up for their support. I would now urge those that haven’t to do so as soon as possible.

"This petition could make all the difference to Councillors when they see the groundswell of opinion in favour of the development.

"Despite dropping two points last night the club is beginning to show it is a SkyBet Championship club and the manner of our performance proves it but we must move forward in the club’s development. The Food Store development will help to do that.

"So please support the club and sign our petition NOW."

Please sign our e-petition by clicking here.

NORWEGIAN PAIR ANSWER GARY’S PLEA

This morning Yeovil Town welcomed two dedicated fans who have answered the plea of manager Gary Johnson to #packthepark.

Fans Stig and Sondre Floisand have made the trip from Norway to help cheer on Gary and his team tomorrow against Barnsley.

When asked why he started supporting Yeovil Sondre said: "I play FIFA on my Playstation a lot and needed a team to play with, so I chose Yeovil Town and have been a fan ever since.

"I have now got my friends supporting Yeovil as well. We all look out for the results every week."

Sondre was delighted to get his new Yeovil shirt signed by his favourite player Ishmael Miller.

FREE TICKET FOR ALL AGED 21 AND UNDER

With manager Gary Johnson asking for Town fans to #packthepark for tomorrow’s clash with Barnsley the club are offering a free ticket to all supporters aged 21 and under.

The offer will run right up until kick-off tomorrow (3pm).

The tickets will only be available from the ticket office at Huish Park or by calling 01935 847888 and we urge fans who would like to take up the offer to collect their tickets as early as possible.

If you have already purchased your ticket for tomorrow’s match then please keep your ticket stub and from Monday 31st you will be able to claim a free ticket for the Middlesbrough match on Saturday 3rd May.

The ticket office is open until 6pm this evening (Friday) and will re-open at 9am on Saturday.

GET YOUR TICKET – BE THERE!

Yeovil Town play Barnsley this Saturday (29th March) in one of the biggest games of the season.

Kick-off is at 3pm and Glovers’ Manager Gary Johnson has called on the green and white army to recreate the atmosphere from Yeovil’s play-off campaign last season.

Johnson issued a rally cry to supporters today as Saturday’s game represents a great chance for the Glovers to get out of the bottom three and head towards Championship survival.

He said “Our supporters have been fantastic this season, they can really make the difference this Saturday, we need them to get behind us again this Saturday”

Tuesday’s goal scorer against table topping Leicester, Joe Ralls said “I’ve noticed it (the Glovers’ support) even more so the last couple months or two… they’ve got really behind us and they’re a big help”

So, here’s how you can get your tickets for the crunch clash.

Tickets for Adults start at just £20, Young Person tickets are just £13, Seniors at £15 and Under !6s can gain admission from £8. (Prices based on tickets in the Thatchers Gold Stand – Home Terrace, when purchased ahead of match day)

In Person
The Huish Park ticket office is open from 9am – 6pm today and then on match day from 9am.

Tickets are available right up until kick off, but with a big crowd expected, please allow extra time and have the correct cash available to make your transaction as smooth and easy as possible.

On the phone – Call 01935 847 888

Our ticket office will be manned throughout Friday and early on Saturday and staff will be more than happy to take your details and make sure you have your seat for the game.

Again, have your card details to hand and be aware that a small fee will added to the transaction.

If the lines are busy, you may be asked to leave some contact details and someone from the team will call you back as soon as possible.

Online –CLICK HERE

Follow the advert on the home page of YTFC.net or click the link above.

From there, you’ll be able to select your match, your stand and even your specific seat for the big game from the comfort of your own home.

Please make sure you select “Collect your tickets from the box office” option to make sure your ticket is ready and waiting for you at Huish Park.

On Matchday, ticket collections are from their own designated cashier, pay close attention to the signage.

Have some identification at the ready when you reach the front of the queue and you’ll have your ticket in no time.

Online purchases are subject to card and handling charge per transaction.

Those are the three ways to get your ticket ahead of Saturday’s big game.

Once you’ve got your ticket, get yourself kitted out in green and white, pick up a copy of the programme and make sure you can sing, dance and clap the Glovers onto victory.

Already got your tickets?
Great! Post a picture on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtags #PackThePark and #YTFC!

Tell your friends, bring them along if you can, there’s only one place to be on Saturday, Huish Park.

BE THERE!

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PREVIEW: BARNSLEY

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Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet Championship action this Saturday as #MissionSurvival returns to Huish Park for what Gary Johnson describes as a game ‘as big as the play-offs’ from last season.

Yeovil sit in 22nd place, but are only off the bottom on goal difference, as Millwall (24th) and Saturday’s opponents, Barnsley (23rd) all sit together on 32 points.

It would be easy to roll out clichés about ‘six-pointers’ but it’s fair to say that with Charlton above the drop zone on 35 points, either side could claw themselves out of the drop zone with a win over their relegation rivals.

Yeovil are coming into the game off the back of a massive point away at champions elect, Leicester.

The 1-1 will be looked back on as undoubted highlight of the season, even if there is a bitter taste of ‘what might have been’ following Chris Wood’s 92nd minute equaliser for the Foxes.

But, it’s important to focus on the positives and the defensive performance of the back five and the quality of Joe Ralls’ goal should all be on this season’s highlights reel.

Barnsley also got themselves a big result in midweek, a 3-1 win away at Reading.

The difference here is just how much of a shock that result was compared to Yeovil’s.

Prior to Tuesday the Tykes had lost their last three in a row and had come away with nothing in four out of their last five games, scoring a grand total of 1 goal in those five fixtures.

Danny Wilson’s men have conceded the second highest number of goals this season having let 64 goals in so far this campaign. (Millwall have conceded 67)

The Glovers’ form makes much better reading, they’ve lost just twice in their last 10 fixtures, twice at home all calendar year (vs Leeds and Ipswich) and secured draws away at promotion chasers Wigan, Leicester and Reading in the process.

Barnsley front man Chris O’Grady is their top scorer with 11 goals this term, but he hasn’t scored since a 2-2 draw with Ipswich last month, a run of nine games.

Compare that with Yeovil’s Ishmael Miller; the Glovers front man is also into double figures for the season, but his form in recent games includes a brace against Wigan and another goal against Bolton.

There are some contrasting injury news for both sides too; Barnsley have lost one of their stalwarts this season, Jim O’Brien has had knee surgery and will have to sit out the rest of the campaign.

Elsewhere, Peter Ramage and former Glover Martin Cranie have both had injury issues over recent weeks, however Ramage has since returned to the squad.

Their only positive is that Kelvin Etuhu made his first Tykes appearance since just after Christmas in the win over Reading.

For Yeovil, there was a welcome return to the squad for Liam Davis on Tuesday; Davis has spent a long time on the side lines with a toe problem.

Joel Grant missed out in midweek; the winger was brought back into the squad following injury at Wigan, but hasn’t played since to ensure his recovery is complete.

Elsewhere, it’s a near complete squad for Gary Johnson with only Reuben Palazuelos giving the physios any overtime.

There will be two players who will know an awful lot about each other on Saturday.

Brothers Kevin and Stephen Dawson will line up at opposite ends of the ground, Kevin in green and white and Stephen in the red of the visitors.

With Mothers’ Day on Sunday and two brothers coming head to head 24 hours earlier, Sunday dinner at the Dawson household could be an interesting time for whichever one comes out on top.

The meeting between the two sides this season back in December ended in a 1-1 draw.

Thomas Cywka tumbled over in the box somewhat theatrically to earn the Tykes a spot kick and Marcus Tudgay duly obliged from the spot.

That controversy cancelled out Joel Grant’s tenth minute opener. A 1-1 draw on Saturday would probably suit neither side.

Prior to this season; the Glovers are winning the head to heads in recent action 2-1.

Two home wins in 2005 and 2008 for Yeovil, one a league fixture, the other a pre-season friendly.

Elsewhere, all the bottom seven sides are in action on Saturday.

Bottom side Millwall host Blackburn, Charlton travel to Derby, Doncaster have a local derby against Leeds, Birmingham meet Bournemouth and Blackpool are in London for a meeting with QPR. But it’s all eyes on Huish Park this Saturday.

Tickets are available for the huge game right up until kick off, but with Gary Johnson’s rally cry to supporters, it’s advised to get to the ground in plenty of time or purchase online or over the phone in advance. Wear your green and white, wave your scarves, fly your flags and bring a mate.

 

Huish Park needs to be packed to the rafters this weekend and every game this season as #MissionSurvival takes its challenge into the final weeks.

If you can’t be at the ground this Sunday, stay tuned to all the usual outlets and keep in touch with the biggest game of the season so far.

Famous Fans.
Cricket Umpire Dickie Bird, Bowler Darren Gough and TV Interviewer extraordinaire Michael Parkinson.

A foot in both camps.

Martin Cranie, Kevin Betsy, Arron Davies, Rory Fallon, Ritchie Jones, Michael McIndoe, Craig Rocastle, Korey Smith and Lewin Nyatanga was all set to sign for Yeovil during pre-season before being lured north to Barnsley.

BEN’S BETS

Another Saturday is upon us and we’re getting closer to the first “Ben’s Bets” winning accumulator of the season, this weekend we have a couple of big calls in the League One selections but they could be worth in the end.

Starting in the Championship and Bournemouth sit seven points outside of the play-off places and if they’re going to make a last minute charge they need to keep their recent run of form going.

They travel to lowly Birmingham this weekend, with three out of their last three away games resulting in wins and the Blues not notching a win at home in six attempts,  Eddie Howe’s men are the value bet on the road.

Birmingham v Bourneouth – Bournemouth win @ 6/4

Next up, Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich host troublesome Nottingham Forest and this has all the signs of a home win.

Forest’s recent form has hit a slump, with no new manager in charge and at least two attempts to replace Billy Davies failed, the Tractor Boys are the smart bet at home, at odds of 6/5.

Ipswich have only lost one out of their last six, a win over Forest who lie a place above them could make them serious contenders for a play-off spot.

Ipswich v Nottingham Forest – Ipswich win @ 6/5

Dropping into League One and we have two games that throw up an interesting pairing.

At the top end of the form table, Rotherham and Bristol City meet in South Yorkshire.

Both sides have amassed 14 points in their last six and have very creditable goal difference from those games.

In Sam Baldock and Kieran Agard each side has a striker in form and so I can’t separate these two sides.

Rotherham v Bristol City – Draw @ 14/5

Staying in the division, but dropping to the very bottom of the form table, the bottom two sides meet each other on Merseyside.

Tranmere have just four points and only one win in the last six, their opponents, Carlisle haven’t even got that; no wins and three draws is all they can speak of.

Both sides straddle the League One drop zone and both will need the points.But, neither will want to lose this weekend and I think they may cancel each other out, so, much like the other game I’ve profiled in this league, I’m sitting on the fence for the value draw.

Tranmere v Carlisle – Draw @ 13/5

Finally, in League Two a side I have backed time and time again this season, Scunthorpe United.

The Iron are unbeaten in well over 20 games and have turned the corner from a recent spell of draws.

Three wins on the bounce behind them and the Claret and Blues host 21st place Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.

Wanderers are hovering dangerously above the bottom two and should prove no problem for the high flying Iron to see off.

Scunny have title ambitions and have goals in abundance throughout the side, Wycombe have scored just one goal in the last five and don’t look like turning that around.

Scunthorpe v Wycombe – Scunthorpe win @ 3/4

Some punters aren’t keen on throwing in draws, so for those of you who only like a home or away bet, backing the three sides above will return just short of £50 for a fiver, not bad.

If you’re brave like me and want to throw in the two draws from the League One games, those returns look a lot healthier.

A £5 five-fold wins you over £650!

YTFC SPECIAL
There are two Yeovil specials this coming weekend, firstly, I’ve had a lot of success backing former Yeovil Town players to score goals for their new clubs in recent weeks.

In League One, Keiran “the Twansfer” Agard has scored 16 times so far this season and that included three in Rotherham’s last two games.

Drop down into League Two and last season’s goal scoring hero; Paddy Madden notched his third Scunthorpe goal last weekend and against struggling Wycombe this weekend he could fire again.

Into the Championship and Sheffield Wednesday are now safe from the relegation and that is in no short part down to Leon Best’s recent form.

Three goals in four games have recreated his form from his Glovers spell in 2007.

It’s a shame that Plymouth aren’t playing this weekend as Reuben Reid is the most prolific former Glover in the league!

So, for Agard, Madden and Best all to score in their respective games this weekend is over 8.5/1. A £5 treble would return you £47.

The second special is a simple one.

It’s a massive game at Huish Park on Saturday and if other results go the Glovers way, #MissionSurvival will look far better, that’s why the 7/2 available from the league’s sponsors for Yeovil to stay in the Championship is the value ahead of the big clash.

Those odds will tumble significantly should Yeovil get the three points, so I’ll be having my bet ahead of the game.

Sign up to Sky Bet now!

BRIGHTON GAME MOVED FOR TV

Town’s final away game of the season against Brighton and Hove Albion will now kick off a day earlier and will feature on Sky Sports.

The penultimate game will now be played at the American Express Community Stadium on Friday 25th April at 7.45pm

JOLLY’S DRAWING COMPETITION

The Yeovil Town Club Store are running a Easter drawing competition for young Glovers fans.


There will be three winners from differen age groups. The age groups will be aged 1-6 years, 7-11 years and 12-16 years.

The winning entrants will be selected by manager Gary Johnson and will receive a Yeovil Town Easter Egg and signed picture from their favourite player.

All you have to do is draw a picture of The Jolly Green Giant with an Easter Egg. He can be doing anything with the Easter Egg, use your imagination!

Send your entry to: Easter Colouring Competition, Yeovil Town Club Store, Huish Park, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 8YF. Or drop your drawing into the club store.

Closing date is Saturday 12th April 2014 at 3pm.

BRIGHTON TICKETS ON SALE

Tickets for Yeovil Town’s Away match with Brighton & Hove Albion are now on sale.

 

Season Ticket holders will be first up until 4pm on Friday 04th April and then general sale from 9am on Monday 07th April.

 

There is a limit of 4 per season ticket holder and this limit may carry over when on general sale, depending on demand.

 

Prices:

Adults                      £30

Over 65                   £22

Under 18                 £15

Under 10                 £8

Ambulant disabled and Wheelchair users are charged at the applicable rate above with a free carer if they are in receipt of Medium to High Disability Living Allowance.

 

Yeovil Town have an allocation of 1584, and subject to availability we may be able to increase the allocation at a later stage. 

 

Supporters are advised to book tickets prior to the game as it may be an all ticket game.

Yeovil Town supporters are situated in the South Stand and tickets start in block S1B.

 

The ticket price includes free travel within the local area.

GARY URGES FANS TO FILL HUISH PARK

Manager Gary Johnson is urging supporters to fill Huish Park this Saturday for the basement battle against Barnsley.

Yeovil have lost just twice in their last ten fixtures and are now three games unbeaten despite goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel’s last minute header for table-topping Leicester stealing victory from the Glovers at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday.

Going into the match against the Tykes both sides are level on points and Johnson is keen to not understate the magnitude of the fixture which may go some way to deciding Yeovil’s Championship fate.

“It is one of the games where we would be really disappointed if we don’t get a full house because that is like the play-off final for me, it’s that important at this stage, so I know you use words like ‘urge the supporters’ but we need a big gate, not for the finances, but for the support.

“We need an afternoon like when we played Sheffield United (in the Play-Off Semi-Final) because what the boys have done in the last month or so and on Tuesday they deserve that support and I’m sure the Yeovil fans will come out in force.”

Although Yeovil have picked up just three points in their last five matches the manager is adamant there is still everything to play for as the season reaches its conclusion.

“There are eight games left and there is still everything to play for,” said Johnson. “There are some games that some of them are going to win and I think we’re all on the same points, the bottom three, and Charlton have just pulled ahead a bit.

“Barnsley haven’t pulled away yet though because we’ve got to play them and they have some difficult games coming up, that just shows you how you have got to have the momentum going in to the last few games of the season, that’s really, really important.

“You’ve got to have a game where the boys are giving everything and that’s what they are doing. If you take winning or losing out of the equation you’ve got to do your best and that’s what our boys did on Tuesday.”

BBC SOMERSET LIVE FROM HUISH PARK

Tomorrow morning (Thursday 27th) BBC Somerset will be broadcasting live from their bus at Huish Park.

The Show will be on air from 9am until 12pm. Between 9 and 10 Chairman John Fry will be live on the bus taking questions from us and from fans. Then BBC Somerset will be having a look behind the scenes at the club – chatting to anyone from the kit men, the groundsman, former players and even the tea lady!

If fans have any questions for John get in touch with BBC Somerset on 0845 303 1566, email somerset@bbc.co.uk, @bbcsomerset on twitter and we’re on Facebook.

WE DIDN’T PARK THE BUS – GARY

After Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at table-topping Leicester manager Gary Johnson believes those associated with Yeovil Town should feel nothing but pride.

Despite the Foxes 17-match unbeaten record before the game the Glovers lead from the 22nd minute thanks to Joe Ralls’ free-kick, and only a Kasper Schmeichel equaliser in second half stoppage time could salvage a point for the league leaders.

After extending the Glovers’ unbeaten run to three matches Johnson was delighted with his side’s efforts against Premiership-bound Leicester despite the late equaliser.

“It was very, very cruel because we didn’t park the bus, we said we wouldn’t, we said we’d get the ball up to our forwards and Ishmael Miller had a great chance to make it 2-0 and they are the ones that at this level you’ve got to go 2-0 up when you’re at Leicester.

“But we should have nothing but pride for our club and our football team because we saw their technical area jumping up and down and they’re drawing with Yeovil at home and with our reputation now it has gone ahead of us and I was so proud of what the boys did. They were throwing themselves in front of everything and we know they’ve got Premier League players or Premier League money and a Premier League crowd and are a Premier League club and they’re one or two games away now from being there and that’s what happens.

“There they were partying because they drew with us but that’s good when that happens because you want to get a reputation and make sure you do everything you can to keep it and Yeovil are creating this reputation for ourselves. Now what we’ve got to do is not let that destroy us when we’ve drawn at Leicester because of that late goal and we’ve got some cup finals to come now.”

The Glovers now face three teams embroiled in the relegation battle, and the Yeovil boss is keen to build on recent performances.

“We’ve had some hard games with Bolton who were top of the form table, Wigan and Leicester and we’ve come out of that with three points which is as good as one win out of the three. Now we’ve got to make sure that with the Barnsley’s and the Blackpool’s and the Charlton’s that we show what we’ve learnt in the last few months.”

REPORT: LEICESTER CITY V YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town were denied all three points by a last minute Kasper Schmeichel equaliser.

Town took the lead in the first half through a Joe Ralls free kick and were cruelly denied the three points thanks to the Leicester City shot stopper.

The Glovers were lucky not to have been a goal down after just two minutes whrn Jamie Vardy beat the offside trap to race through on goal. But somehow the striker tamely shot straight at Stech in the Town goal.

Town soaked up the early pressure from the home side and took the lead after 22 minutes. Good control and quick footwork by Tom Lawrence saw him get upended about 25 yards from goal.

Lawrence picked himself up to stand over the ball with Edwards and Ralls. It was Ralls who stepped up to curl the ball around the wall and into the corner of the net past the full stretched Schmeichel.

At the other end Leicester has a great opportunity to level the scores but Mahrez shot high over the bar from close range.

Just as the first half was coming to a close Miller dragged a shot narrowly wide of the upright and at the other end Drinkwater found himself in space but his shot also went wide of the target.

After just two minutes of the second half Yeovil could have doubled their lead. Good determination on the right by Dawson saw him manage to keep the ball in play and cross to Miller. The on loan striker controlled the ball and turned in the area only to see his goal bound shot well saved by Schmeichel.

Ten minutes into the second period and with the game stretched, Edwards intercepted a pass in the centre circle. The midfielder surged forward and played a neat pass to Miller. The big striker cut inside onto his left foot and fired a shot towards goal, only for the ball to go narrowly wide.

Stech had been relatively quiet in the first 80 minutes but had to be on his toes to dive well to his left to deny a long-range James effort.

With two minutes left of the 90 Leicester were throwing everything at the Yeovil defence. Shane Duffy was on hand to block a certain goal when the ball fell to one of the man Leicester players in the area.

With three minutes signaled by the fourth official the home side sent Schmeichel up for a corner, he got his head on a cross that smashed against the bar, with the home fans appealing for a goal the goal keeper prodded home to equalise.

Match Report : 25/03/2014

Yeovil Town were denied all three points by a last minute Kasper Schmeichel equaliser.

Town took the lead in the first half through a Joe Ralls free kick and were cruelly denied the three points thanks to the Leicester City shot stopper.

The Glovers were lucky not to have been a goal down after just two minutes whrn Jamie Vardy beat the offside trap to race through on goal. But somehow the striker tamely shot straight at Stech in the Town goal.

Town soaked up the early pressure from the home side and took the lead after 22 minutes. Good control and quick footwork by Tom Lawrence saw him get upended about 25 yards from goal.

Lawrence picked himself up to stand over the ball with Edwards and Ralls. It was Ralls who stepped up to curl the ball around the wall and into the corner of the net past the full stretched Schmeichel.

At the other end Leicester has a great opportunity to level the scores but Mahrez shot high over the bar from close range.

Just as the first half was coming to a close Miller dragged a shot narrowly wide of the upright and at the other end Drinkwater found himself in space but his shot also went wide of the target.

After just two minutes of the second half Yeovil could have doubled their lead. Good determination on the right by Dawson saw him manage to keep the ball in play and cross to Miller. The on loan striker controlled the ball and turned in the area only to see his goal bound shot well saved by Schmeichel.

Ten minutes into the second period and with the game stretched, Edwards intercepted a pass in the centre circle. The midfielder surged forward and played a neat pass to Miller. The big striker cut inside onto his left foot and fired a shot towards goal, only for the ball to go narrowly wide.

Stech had been relatively quiet in the first 80 minutes but had to be on his toes to dive well to his left to deny a long-range James effort.

With two minutes left of the 90 Leicester were throwing everything at the Yeovil defence. Shane Duffy was on hand to block a certain goal when the ball fell to one of the man Leicester players in the area.

With three minutes signaled by the fourth official the home side sent Schmeichel up for a corner, he got his head on a cross that smashed against the bar, with the home fans appealing for a goal the Chris Wood prodded home to make sure the goal counted.

KEVIN’S HOPING FOR STARTING SPOT

Midfielder Kevin Dawson is hoping to retain his spot in the starting eleven at Leicester this evening after a mixed afternoon in the 2-2 draw with Bolton on Saturday.

The 23-year-old scored his first goal in the second tier against Wanderers last weekend and won the Glovers a penalty in the second half in his first start since February 8th.

However, Dawson’s personal performance was overshadowed by Gary Johnson’s side surrendering a 2-0 lead, which left the Irishman with mixed emotions.

“It was nice to get a start and to grab a goal but I would have taken a win more than any of that. It was my first Championship goal and it was a great feeling to go 2-0 up in a big game so everyone was just delighted.

 

“We’re a great bunch of lads and get along really well so as you can imagine we all felt the same pain at the weekend.”

Yeovil head to table-toppers Leicester this evening hoping to inflict a first defeat on Nigel Pearson’s side in 17 matches, and Dawson hopes to have retained his spot in the starting line-up.

“Obviously it’s a team game and there are a lot of games but we’ll see what happens and hopefully I’ll stay in.

“We’ve got to go and face Leicester; everyone wants to play in the big games and we’re playing Leicester who are probably going to be in the Premiership next season so why not go out and give it our all and see what happens.”

LOAN WATCH

Last Saturday, only one of Yeovil loanees was in action, with Woking having a free date it was left to Sam Foley to fly the Glovers’ flag for his temporary club.

Shrewsbury were hosting Bradford City and the Shrews gained a vital three points thanks to a last gasp winner.

Foley was again in starting line-up, his fifth consecutive start for the Blues before being substituted midway through the second half.

It was his replacement, debutant Shaun Miller who netted the last gasp winner.

Foley was described as being ‘active and positive’ during the game by supporters and he had at least two shots that tested the Bradford ‘keeper.

Foley and his Shrewsbury side will be hoping to build on that win this Tuesday night when they travel to face Carlisle United.

Joey Jones has had a week of recovery with Woking having not played since last Monday night, but the games start coming thick and fast for the defender on loan at the Skrill Premier side.

It starts this Wednesday in a Surrey Senior Cup tie in which Woking are expected to use a number of first team players to eliminate any rustiness that may have built up.

Following that, on Saturday it’s 16th vs 17th in the Skrill Premier table as Wrexham visit Woking’s Kingfield Stadium.

Jones has so far made six first team appearances, four from the bench.

PREVIEW: LEICESTER CITY

Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet Championship action on Tuesday night and away days don’t come much tougher than this.

The Glovers travel to top-of-the-table Leicester City and their promotion campaign looks like being a successful one with the stats backing up their credentials.

Sitting top of the pile, the Foxes have gone 17 games without losing, they currently have a gap of five points to second place Burnley and more importantly a 15 point gap to third place Derby County.

They’ve scored 69 goals, more than any other side and more than any two of the bottom four sides put together. Leading the pack is David Nugent with 19 and Jamie Vardy not far behind on 16.

Added to all that, they have a game in hand on those around them, just in case they need that extra cushion. Promotion seems to be a mere formality for Nigel Pearson’s side.

However, it’s time to find a reason or two for Yeovil to be positive heading into the big game and there are a few. Firstly, Leicester actually slipped up in their last fixture, a 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers on Saturday shows that they are capable of being broken down. Matt Kilgallon found an equaliser to cancel out Vardy’s opener.

Elsewhere there are some injury doubts over key players; Sean St Ledger remains a doubt and the Foxes are reporting a knock to defender Richie De Laet might be monitored over the next 24 hours.

Manager Nigel Pearson was also taken ill over the last 48 hours and was admitted to hospital, however, this is merely a precaution and Pearson is described as being in “very high spirits” and is expected to return in time to take control of the match on Tuesday night.

Yeovil’s form going into the game is not that of a side sitting in 23rd place. Only two defeats since the 11th of February, picking up very creditable results against high flying sides like Watford, Reading and Wigan as well as getting vital wins against Doncaster and Sheffield Wednesday.

The last two fixtures for Yeovil have ended in draws and have been quite dramatic; last gasp equalisers, missed penalties and just about everything in between have left fans on a rollercoaster of emotions.

But with the bottom of the table as tight as ever, a single win could take Yeovil out of the drop zone, as well as clawing teams like Birmingham, Doncaster and Blackpool right back into the fight.

You could argue that beating the best team in the division, in their own back yard could send the perfect message to teams in the bottom six or eight of the division.

After this fixture, Yeovil don’t play anymore of the current top six this season, eighth place Brighton are the highest placed fixture left on the run in.

When these two sides met at Huish Park in the reverse fixture, the Blues came out as 2-1 winners.

Lloyd Dyer opened the scoring before Nugent scored one of his many penalties this season.

James Hayter also netted from the spot late in the game but it was too little too late.

Prior to that, the clubs have met before in League One. The Foxes won 1-0 and 2-0 in the two fixtures during the 2008/09 season with neither game giving Yeovil much to shout about, so we’ll gloss over those nice and quickly.

Back to Tuesday’s game and tickets are available on the night of the game, but the £2 pre-match discount is wiped away.

For those who aren’t making the long trip, it’s another chance to use Glovers Player or by keeping up to date with all the goings on via the club’s social networks.

Of course, it’s that time of the season where we keep an eye on those around us, and it’s a full round of fixtures this midweek.

Millwall and Birmingham meet in London, Bolton and Blackpool play one another, while Charlton travel to Nottingham Forest and Doncaster travel to second place Burnley.

Yeovil Town have four home games left, all of them could be crucial in the club’s bid for Championship survival.

Tickets for Barnsley (Sat 29th March), Bournemouth (Sat 12th April), Huddersfield (Mon 21st April – 3pm) and Middlesbrough on the final day (Sat 3rd May – 12:15pm) are all available right now from the ticket office and online.

Get your place secured for the rest of this rollercoaster ride. They’ll be snapped up fast, especially if the Glovers can get a positive result this Tuesday night, so don’t delay.

Famous Fans
Match of Day presenter Gary Lineker, as well as his Football League Show compatriot Manish Bashin. Two members of Kasabian and not forgetting Engelbert Humperdinck.

A foot in both camps. Who have played for both sides?
Lee Cox, Kerrea Gilbert, Lee Morris, Lee Peltier, Tom Parkes, Andy Welsh, Chris Weale and Leicester legend Muzzy Izzet did turn out for a Yeovil XI in Terry Skiverton’s testimonial.

WEEKEND’S PRESS TALK

‘Devastating’ Bolton Wanderers draw brings Yeovil Town midfielder Kevin Dawson back to earth after Wigan Athletic elation

Western Gazette

ONE word perfectly sums up the mood within the Yeovil Town camp following this afternoon’s Sky Bet Championship clash at Huish Park with Bolton Wanderers – aaarrrggghhh! The Glovers were 2-0 up at half-time courtesy of two greatly taken goals by Ishmael Miller and Kevin Dawson.

Yeovil Press

Yeovil 2 – Bolton 2: The Trotters come from behind to earn a point for Dougie Freedman. At 2-1 up, the Glovers could have made the win secure with ten minutes remaining but Ishmael Miller hit the post with a penalty – and ten-man Bolton drew level minutes later through Zat Knight.

Daily Star

Gary Johnson: Weak second half, penalty miss and keeper error makes Yeovil Town’s draw with Bolton Wanderers feel like defeat.

Western Gazette

Manager had faith in Nottingham Forest loanee Ishmael taking Yeovil Town penalty against Bolton Wanderers despite Leeds United miss.

Western Gazette

Alex Baptiste was sent off at Yeovil for a professional foul and will now miss Tuesday night’s game against his former club Blackpool. The Wanderers defender was handed a straight red by referee Darren Deadman for bringing down Glovers’ winger Kevin Dawson in the 80th minute at Huish Park.

Bolton News

Gary Johnson had no doubts over Ishmael Miller taking Yeovil Town’s penalty against Bolton even though his miss against Leeds was still fresh in the memory. The Nottingham Forest loan striker confidently strode to the spot when Kevin Dawson was upended by Alex Baptiste on 81 minutes.

Western Daily Press

Dougie Freedman revealed how a half-time rocket in the dressing room helped Wanderers return to something like their true selves at Yeovil. After unleashing a verbal volley at the break, with his side 2-0 down and having put in a performance which lacked energy, real effort and quality, goals from Lukas Jutkiewicz and Zat Knight eventually rescued a point.

Bolton News

Alex Baptiste will miss the chance to face his former club Blackpool tomorrow night – but got no sympathy from his manager Dougie Freedman after his red card at Yeovil Town. The defender was given a straight red by referee Darren Deadman for a professional foul on Kevin Dawson, which has earned him an immediate one-match ban.

Bolton News

The open away end, the rickety stands, even the makeshift car park told Wanderers they weren’t in Kansas anymore. Huish Park has not changed considerably from the times when Yeovil were a juggernaut in the non leagues and regarded as one of the game’s most famous giant killers.

Bolton Newsww.westerngazette.co.uk/Manager-faith-Nottingham-Forest-loane

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

On Wednesday 2nd April at 2pm the Planning Application for a Food Store on the Huish Park site, in conjunction with CDS International, will be considered at South Somerset District Council Offices.

We need your support to help persuade the South Somerset District Council Planning Committee to grant this application.

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REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V BOLTON WANDERERS

Yeovil Town’s old habit of throwing way good positions returned to haunt them today as they let a 2-0 lead slip to draw 2-2 with Bolton Wanderers at Huish Park.

Ishmael Miller and Kevin Dawson gave the Glovers a two goal half time lead and although Lukas Jutkiewicz scored early in the second half, the Trotters were reduced to ten men when Alex Baptiste was shown a straight red card for tripping Kevin Dawson in the box. But Miller crashed his penalty against the post and Zat Knight headed home an equaliser to square the game with eight minutes to go.

The inability to hold on to a lead has cost Yeovil more than twenty points this season and may prove costly as the Glovers fight for their Championship lives with nine games to go.

Manager Gary Johnson made two changes to the side that drew 3-3 in that incredible match at Wigan on Tuesday night; Kieffer Moore and Kevin Dawson coming in for Joel Grant and Matteo Lanzoni.

Bolton forward Jutkiewicz spurned a clear chance from ten yards out early on flicking a header wide when unchallenged and Baptiste mishit his shot from a Jay Spearing corner on four minutes. But then Yeovil gradually found their feet and Shane Duffy headed wide and Trotters keeper Adam Bogdan got down well to deal with an awkward Tom Lawrence shot.

Lawrence was as ever looking the likeliest outlet down the left hand side but when the opener came, it was created on the opposite flank. Kevin Dawson, impressive all afternoon on his return to the side, crossed low and Ishmael Miller steered the ball home into the corner of the net with his right foot for his tenth goal of the campaign.

The goal fired the Glovers up and after Lawrence had tested Bogdan once, he then hit an absolute peach of a strike that the visiting keeper tipped away spectacularly for a corner. Miller then also went close with a left foot shot a yard wide.

Goal number two came at a good time for Yeovil, when they were pressing just before half time. Their play and tempo had deserved a second and they got it on forty minutes. Kieffer Moore stole the ball from Neil Danns in midfield and released Lawrence with a perfect pass. Lawrence cut inside, laid the ball across the box for Kevin Dawson to control and fire home into the bottom left hand corner.

Bolton came out for the second half much more purposefully and it seemed inevitable early on that their territorial advantage would bring a goal. Initially, luckily for Yeovil, Danns and Kamara put their efforts wide of the target. But seven minutes after the break, Jutkiewicz was allowed time and space on the edge of the box and he finished into the same corner of the net as the previous two goals.

Yeovil still had the bulk of the chances going forward with Miller having two shots blocked and Lawrence again scaring Bogdan with a thirty yard effort that went a yard or two wide. Bolton boss Dougie Freedman brought on old Glovers foe Jermaine Beckford for Joe Mason up front and went more direct than before to get back into the game. Jutkiewicz and Danns both blazed shots over the bar before the turning point of the game on 78 minutes.

Dawson burst into the right hand side of the box and was brought down by Baptiste. Referee Darren Deadman waved away the penalty claims but couldn’t ignore the assistant’s frantic flag waving, signalling for a spot kick. After consulting with his assistant, he then pointed to the spot and showed a red card to offender Baptiste.

With all the associated kerfuffle that followed the award of the penalty, it was a full two minutes before Miller had the chance for goal number eleven. With keeper Bogdan playing mind games by positioning himself clearly on one side of the goal and Miller replacing the ball twice on the spot, Miller then crashed his penalty against the post and out for a goal kick, the second penalty he’s missed this season.

Just as with the first one, at home to Leeds, it was to prove costly as Bolton levelled at 2-2 four minutes later. A free kick from the centre circle was back headed over Marek Stech and into the net, the keeper having come for the ball and then stopped.

Yeovil came closest to grabbing a sensational winner late on when Miller’s shot on the turn looped off sub David Wheater’s leg and bounced agonisingly wide of Bogdan’s goal. Duffy then also went close as Yeovil pushed desperately for a third but despite plenty of effort, couldn’t quite snatch the three points.

Match Report : 22/03/2014

Yeovil Town’s old habit of throwing way good positions returned to haunt them today as they let a 2-0 lead slip to draw 2-2 with Bolton Wanderers at Huish Park.

Ishmael Miller and Kevin Dawson gave the Glovers a two goal half time lead and although Lukas Jutkiewicz scored early in the second half, the Trotters were reduced to ten men when Alex Baptiste was shown a straight red card for tripping Kevin Dawson in the box. But Miller crashed his penalty against the post and Zat Knight headed home an equaliser to square the game with eight minutes to go.

The inability to hold on to a lead has cost Yeovil more than twenty points this season and may prove costly as the Glovers fight for their Championship lives with nine games to go.

Manager Gary Johnson made two changes to the side that drew 3-3 in that incredible match at Wigan on Tuesday night; Kieffer Moore and Kevin Dawson coming in for Joel Grant and Matteo Lanzoni.

Bolton forward Jutkiewicz spurned a clear chance from ten yards out early on flicking a header wide when unchallenged and Baptiste mishit his shot from a Jay Spearing corner on four minutes. But then Yeovil gradually found their feet and Shane Duffy headed wide and Trotters keeper Adam Bogdan got down well to deal with an awkward Tom Lawrence shot.

Lawrence was as ever looking the likeliest outlet down the left hand side but when the opener came, it was created on the opposite flank. Kevin Dawson, impressive all afternoon on his return to the side, crossed low and Ishmael Miller steered the ball home into the corner of the net with his right foot for his tenth goal of the campaign.

The goal fired the Glovers up and after Lawrence had tested Bogdan once, he then hit an absolute peach of a strike that the visiting keeper tipped away spectacularly for a corner. Miller then also went close with a left foot shot a yard wide.

Goal number two came at a good time for Yeovil, when they were pressing just before half time. Their play and tempo had deserved a second and they got it on forty minutes. Kieffer Moore stole the ball from Neil Danns in midfield and released Lawrence with a perfect pass. Lawrence cut inside, laid the ball across the box for Kevin Dawson to control and fire home into the bottom left hand corner.

Bolton came out for the second half much more purposefully and it seemed inevitable early on that their territorial advantage would bring a goal. Initially, luckily for Yeovil, Danns and Kamara put their efforts wide of the target. But seven minutes after the break, Jutkiewicz was allowed time and space on the edge of the box and he finished into the same corner of the net as the previous two goals.

Yeovil still had the bulk of the chances going forward with Miller having two shots blocked and Lawrence again scaring Bogdan with a thirty yard effort that went a yard or two wide. Bolton boss Dougie Freedman brought on old Glovers foe Jermaine Beckford for Joe Mason up front and went more direct than before to get back into the game. Jutkiewicz and Danns both blazed shots over the bar before the turning point of the game on 78 minutes.

Dawson burst into the right hand side of the box and was brought down by Baptiste. Referee Darren Deadman waved away the penalty claims but couldn’t ignore the assistant’s frantic flag waving, signalling for a spot kick. After consulting with his assistant, he then pointed to the spot and showed a red card to offender Baptiste.

With all the associated kerfuffle that followed the award of the penalty, it was a full two minutes before Miller had the chance for goal number eleven. With keeper Bogdan playing mind games by positioning himself clearly on one side of the goal and Miller replacing the ball twice on the spot, Miller then crashed his penalty against the post and out for a goal kick, the second penalty he’s missed this season.

Just as with the first one, at home to Leeds, it was to prove costly as Bolton levelled at 2-2 four minutes later. A free kick from the centre circle was back headed over Marek Stech and into the net, the keeper having come for the ball and then stopped.

Yeovil came closest to grabbing a sensational winner late on when Miller’s shot on the turn looped off sub David Wheater’s leg and bounced agonisingly wide of Bogdan’s goal. Duffy then also went close as Yeovil pushed desperately for a third but despite plenty of effort, couldn’t quite snatch the three points.

PREVIEW: BOLTON WANDERERS

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Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet Championship action this Saturday and it’s a massive game at the bottom of the table as Bolton Wanderers come to visit Huish Park.

Bolton, who were deep in trouble just a few weeks ago have managed to drag themselves up to 17th in the Championship table, ten whole points above Yeovil and eight above the relegation zone.

However, whilst that gap may be significant at the moment, if results don’t favour Saturday’s visitors, they could soon find themselves being hauled back into the dog fight at the end of the season.

For Yeovil, 23rd place is looking more and more like a slightly false position, for a few minutes on Tuesday night against Wigan they were actually above the dotted line, so the bottom six or seven places are changing frequently with every passing match.

On Tuesday, Yeovil secured one of their more dramatic points as Luke Ayling (of all people) scored a 93rd minute equaliser against Wigan.

The fixture at the DW stadium was looking like petering out as the Latics took a 1-0 lead beyond the 80-minute mark, but Ishmael Miller scored twice in a quick succession to make it look like the Glovers would snatch all three points. But, Wigan replied in suit, two goals in two mintues put them back ahead as the clocked ticked 90. The drama didn’t end there, a Tom Lawrence corner was bundled home in the dying seconds.

Goalkeeper Marek Stech claimed it, Shane Duffy ran away like he’d got a decisive touch, but it was in fact Luke Ayling, the right back with over 100 league appearances and not a single league goal to his name that had be credited with the goal.

 

A last ditch equaliser that felt as good as a win and Yeovil will be hoping to carry that momentum forward. Bolton didn’t have a game on Tuesday, so their players may have an extra day or two’s rest in the bank.

Last Saturday, they were beaten at home by Brighton, two Will Buckley goals securing all three points. Prior to that, Bolton had actually been on a decent little run; a draw against high flying Derby was the icing on the cake after handing out two thrashings to Leeds and Blackburn as well as claiming all three points against Watford.

Wanderers are hoping to welcome back Mark Davies into squad after he missed out of the squad at the weekend. However Darren Pratley and Stu Holden are both long term injury worries and will miss the whole season.

For Yeovil, Joel Grant came off in the first half on Tuesday night, but should be fine to make the squad this Saturday. Reuben Palazuelos is the other major concern, but even he has a chance of making the squad.

Liam Davis is the only player who is guaranteed to miss out with a longer term problem, whilst other members of the squad are carrying knocks and niggles there’s nothing that can’t be managed.

At the time of writing, Gary Johnson hadn’t ruled out one addition from the loan market, but as yet nothing had come of that.

When the two sides met earlier this season, Ed Upson scored a late goal that squirmed through Adam Bogdan’s grasp and looked like springing a surprise result.

But Alex Baptiste scored an even later equaliser, despite Zat Knight cross clearly having gone out of the play in the build-up.

Prior to this season, the two other meetings between the two sides had both gone Wanderer’s way. A 2-0 win in the Carling Cup (pictured below) and a 2-1 win in the FA Cup in 2001. That cup tie nearly went the Glovers’ way after Warren Patmore gave the travelling fans a shock lead.

A win for Yeovil, could put them into 21st in the table, depending on other results, getting above that line would be a huge psychological boost ahead of a trip to Leicester.

This week, even Gary Johnson admitted he does like to look at the sides around them and their fixtures and results, so it’s only fair we do the same. Barnsley host Bournemouth, Millwall travel to Leeds, Charlton play Burnley and Doncaster are at home against Sheffield Wednesday.

The sides just above that, Blackpool and Birmingham are both at home as well, facing Huddersfield and Reading respectively.

Bolton have said that over 1500 tickets have been sold for the away stand so Glovers fans need to respond in numbers.

Tickets are available right up until kick off and those coming to Huish Park are hopefully in for a treat as the Glovers look to build on that last minute equaliser on Tuesday night.

If you cannot get to the game, you can still catch all the action on Glovers Player and all the reaction and highlights will be available on the YouTube channel as soon as possible.

Famous Fans.

Radio and TV Personality Vernon Kay, Boxer Amir Kahn, Funny man Paddy McGuinness, TV Presenter Emma Forbes and the man behind the most famous English commentary of all time, Kenneth Wolstenholme.

A foot in both camps – who have played for both sides?

Craig Davis, John McGinlay and Dick Pym who played for Bolton in the first FA Cup final at Wembley went onto play for Yeovil and Petters United.

GAMES TO KICK OFF AT 3:07PM

As a mark of respect and remembrance for those who lost their lives as a result of the Hillsborough stadium disaster in April 1989, all Premier League, Football League, Football Conference and FA Cup matches taking place on the weekend of 11-14 April will kick-off seven minutes later than originally scheduled.

The match at which the disaster took place, the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on 15 April 1989, was ended six minutes after kick-off, at 3:06pm.

In the Premier League, Football League, and Football Conference, matches due to kick-off at 3pm on Saturday 12 April will now kick off at 3:07pm, with the minute before kick-off (3:06pm to 3:07pm) seeing a period of silence observed at all stadia.

The first FA Cup Semi-Final on Saturday 12 April between Wigan Athletic and Arsenal will now kick-off at 5.07pm with a minute of silence between 5:06pm and 5:07pm. The following day, Sunday 13 April, will see Hull City v Sheffield United begin at 4.07pm with a minute of silence between 4:06pm and 4:07pm.

Fixtures kicking-off at other times on Friday 11, Saturday 12, Sunday 13 and Monday 14 April will observe the same etiquette with matches starting seven minutes later than originally scheduled.

EARLY BIRD OFFER ENDS TOMORROW!

With two days left before the early bird prices deadline on season tickets the ticket office at Huish Park are reporting a good number of sales.

The club would like to thank fans for their support and remind anyone who hasn’t snapped up a season ticket for next season that the deadline passes at midnight on Saturday 22nd March for the big discounts available at early bird prices.

At tomorrow’s game with Bolton Wanderers there will be designated windows at the ticket office for fans to hand in their season ticket applications. Theses windows will be at each end of the normal ticket sale windows and will be clearly marked.

To avoid the queues you can buy your season ticket online by clicking here, or if you are renewing your season ticket click here.

FA JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEADERS COURSE

The Adam Stansfield Foundation in partnership with Santander and Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust are producing the next generation of football coaches.
 

Youngsters aged 12-16 are being encouraged to sign up for an FA Football Leaders Course being tutored by Sion Kitson, funded by Santander, The Professional Footballers Association and The Adam Stansfield Foundation.

 

The course is therefore free and the lucky leaders are encouraged to go back to their schools and clubs and get involved in coaching and organising events.

 

The first course will be run on Wednesday 28th May from 9.00am – 3.00pm at Yeovil Town Football Club and is open to anyone aged 12-16 in Somerset. Courses have already been held in Exeter and it’s great to see young people growing in confidence as they gain and develop a variety of personal qualities and gain new life skills to use in coaching and life itself.

 

More details can be found at www.adamstansfieldfoundation.com.

 

If you are interested in attending the course please contact Sara Bradley at Sbradley@ytfc.net or by telephoning 01935 706671 for further details.

 

Adam was a popular player at Yeovil Town from 2001-2004 and sadly died from Bowel Cancer in August 2010. The Foundation was set up by family and friends to ensure his legacy lives on by providing opportunities for under 16 year olds to gain life skills and live a healthy life through the medium of football.

 

The Foundation also raise awareness of Bowel Cancer in the young working with The Bobby Moore Foundation and Know the Score.

BEN’S BETS

With another set of Football League fixtures, I’ve taken the chance to look at the SkyBet coupon and try and pick out a few winners.

I’ve noticed a pattern too, there are some sides in good form that all away from home against those who are struggling either in the league table or the form figures. We have two from the Championship, two from League One and final selection from League Two.

In the Championship we start with a Yorkshire derby.
Doncaster play Sheffield Wednesday and the Owls are now well out of trouble and find themselves safely in mid table, but Doncaster are right in the relegation mix.

Wednesday are on the mend after a mini blip winning their last two and despite Doncaster’s decent home form, I’m going to throw in the visitors to take all three points.

Leon Best is on fire and tore QPR to shreds on Tuesday, he could be the catalyst again this weekend.

Doncaster v Sheffield Wednesday – Sheffield Wednesday win @ 13/10.

Next up, Reading haven’t suffered defeat on the road in four attempts and the Royals are on the road to Birmingham who haven’t won in front of their own fans in six attempts.

Reading are still trying to force their way into the play offs while the Blues are hovering dangerously close to the bottom sides.

It’s the second away win here for me, it might be a close one, but I fancy Nigel Adkin’s men to take the points.

Birmingham v Reading – Reading win @ 7/5

Into League One and Leyton Orient are in fine form and they travel to Walsall who are… not!

The Saddlers have picked up just two points from their last six games and Orient need to get back into the top two or will face the lottery of the play offs.

Orient have scored more goals on the road than anyone else this season and I’m thinking they can rack up a few more in the midlands on Saturday.

Walsall v Leyton Orient – Leyton Orient win at 21/10

When it comes to away form, there are few better than Preston who have got a result on each of their last six trips.

They travel to Swindon on Saturday, Town have lost their last two on home soil and only Walsall and Notts County are below them in the form table.

North End are rightly favourites, but a price of odds against at 6/5 is maybe a bit took big.

Swindon v Preston North End – Preston win at 6/5

Finally, in League Two, it seems to have gone under the radar but York City are in fine form.

They have won 5 out of the last six, drawing the other one, and on the road have won four in a row.

It’s a long trip this Saturday as they travel to Portsmouth, but those motorway miles could be worth it.

Pompey haven’t won in four and drew their last two at home, so I’m going to be brave and back the League’s form team to take all three points away from home.

Portsmouth v York – York win at 6/4

A £5 accumulator on these five travelling sides will reap a massive return of well over £450.

To get five away sides correct is often asking quite a lot, so for a bit of value, consider dropping the stake and covering four folds and the accumulator, just in case one lets us down!

THE YTFC SPECIAL

Sometimes, for some of the world’s best strikers goals are like London buses, after a long drought two come a long at once.

I wonder if that applies to long serving defenders as well?

Luke Ayling’s last gasp goal on Tuesday was his first League goal in over 100 appearances and the defender is 9/1 to repeat the feat and score at any time.

However, a more likely source of goals is Ishmael Miller and after two more goals on Tuesday he is clearly favourite to opening the scoring again.

His brace on Tuesday was both spectacular and important; another double from him on Saturday is 12/1.

Two rather long price selections I’ll admit, but for Glovers’ fans, the events of Tuesday night might stick in the memory for some time.

Yeovil are actually outsiders of the two teams to win the match, so for someone who prefers their odds a little shorter, simply backing Yeovil to win at 2/1 might suit.

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LOAN WATCH

Both of Yeovil Town’s current squad members who are out on loan have been in action in the last 10 days with Sam Foley at Shrewsbury and Joe Jones at Woking we take a look at how they’ve been getting on.

In League One and Sam Foley has quickly become a vital cog in the Shews’ battle to avoid the drop.

The former Newport man has played twice over the past few days for his temporary club.

Firstly on Saturday, Foley played just over an hour as Shrewsbury went to high flying Wolverhampton Wanders and took away a valuable point in a 0-0 draw.

Fast forward to Tuesday night and while the Glovers were going through a rollercoaster final few minutes at the DW Stadium, Foley was in action for Shrewbury at Colchester.

This time, the result didn’t go the way of Foley’s side, but the midfielder did play the full 90 minutes.

Following Colchester’s 1-0 win, it leaves Shrewsbury in the bottom four and are now four points from safety.

 

Dropping into the Skrill Premier and Joe Jones has only had one fixture since the last ‘loan watch’.

Jones started on the bench for Woking in their televised game against Luton Town on Monday night.

Luton were heavy favourites and the game looked like petering out into a 0-0 draw, when Woking front man Guiseppe Sole popped up to score a late, dramatic winner.

Jones was brought on after the goal to help sure up midfield and according to Woking supporters, had some nice touches and made a decent impact in just a few minutes.

That win takes Woking to 16th place in the table and has opened up a 13 point gap between them and the relegation zone.

Upcoming Fixtures:

Shrewsbury host Bradford on Saturday before playing Carlisle away on the following Tuesday, while Woking don’t have a game now for 10 days when they host Wrexham in a battle of the mid table outfits.

PRESS TALK: WIGAN ATHLETIC

Marek Stech and Luke Ayling typified the desire Yeovil Town need to cause an upset in the Sky Bet Championship this season according to manager Gary Johnson. A frantic finale at the DW Stadium saw the lead exchanged twice and Wigan Athletic believe they had received a let off having gone 1-0 ahead only to fall 2-1 down and then enter added time 3-2 to the good.

Western Gazette

The emotional football rollercoaster called Yeovil Town took another ride not for the faint-hearted tonight (Tuesday, March 18, 2014) with an unbelievable journey of ups and downs at the DW Stadium. Yeovil went into the final ten minutes of their game at FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic trailing 1-0 courtesy of a 56th minute Nick Powell goal. But then came the fun and games of the fairground.

Yeovil Press

By the time the dust had settled on a quite bonkers finale at the DW Stadium, Wigan’s eight-game winning run was over and Yeovil were celebrating the most dramatic of draws. Five goals in the final 13 minutes saw the game swing in both teams’ favour before Luke Ayling snatched the last of them deep into stoppage time to check Wigan’s playoff charge and earn his side a valuable point in the battle to stay up.

Daily Mail

Uwe Rosler admitted Wigan’s incredible 3-3 draw against Yeovil at the DW Stadium contained the most dramatic finale he has ever witnessed. The German is well versed in late, late drama, having been at the Brentford helm when Doncaster won the League One title last year. They did so with a goal which came just seconds after Bees striker Marcello Trotta had missed a penalty with only the width of the crossbar denying them the title.

Sky Sports

Luke Ayling’s second senior goal in the fourth minute of added time sealed Yeovil Town a dramatic point at Wigan Athletic to end the hosts’ eight-game winning streak. The Glovers trailed in the Sky Bet Championship clash thanks to their hosts’ 57th minute opener but turned the tables with Ishmael Miller’s late brace. Gary Johnson’s men threatened to throw away points by conceding twice more in a crazy finale before Ayling bundled in a last gasp corner to net a fifth goal in eight minutes.

Western Gazette

A last-gasp equaliser by Luke Ayling saw Yeovil claim a memorable 3-3 draw at Wigan in the Sky Bet Championship on Tuesday night. Latics were hoping to win their ninth straight game in all competitions – which would have been a new benchmark since they entered the Football League in 1978 – and, after Jordi Gomez had a penalty saved by Marek Stech in a flat first half at the DW Stadium on Tuesday night, Nick Powell nodded them ahead just after the break.

Sky Sports

Yeovil denied Wigan a record-breaking victory in an extraordinary clash at the DW Stadium as they emerged with a share of the spoils in a contest which had five goals inside the final 12 minutes.

Sporting Life

Wigan saw their winning streak brought to an end by relegation-battling Yeovil as they were held to a 3-3 draw following a thrilling finale at the DW Stadium. Despite missing a first-half penalty through Jordi Gomez, Wigan looked on course to record a seventh successive Sky Bet Championship win and ninth in all competitions when Nick Powell put them ahead in the 56th minute. However, Yeovil turned the match on its head when Ishmael Miller curled in two left-footed efforts in the 82nd and 85th minutes, taking his tally to four goals in four games and seemingly putting the Glovers within touching distance of a shock upset.

ITV

Five goals in a frantic finale saw the points shared at the DW as Wigan’s charge up the Championship was halted. Latics were cruising at 1-0 heading into the last ten minutes but an Ishmael Miller double turned the game around with just five of those to go.

Manchester Evening News

LATICS saw victory wrestled from their grasp, then snatched it back again, before having to settle for a point following a quite incredible encounter. With eight minutes remaining, and the home side leading 1-0 thanks to Nick Powell’s header, there was no hint of what was to come. Suddenly, two goals in the space of two minutes from Ishmael Miller looked to have secured an unlikely victory for the struggling Glovers.

Wigan Today

Latics boss Uwe Rosler saw his side denied a club record ninth straight win and admits he has never seen such a bonkers finish. He said: “We were on our knees in the last 10 minutes and the amount of games showed."

Daily Star

REPORT: WIGAN ATHLETIC V YEOVIL TOWN

The Glovers made the long trip North to Wigan and returned with a point after a manic second half which saw five goals in eight minutes.
Marek Stech kept the scores level thanks to a fine first half penalty.
The game sprung to life in the 80th minute when Town pulled a goal back and then took the lead thanks to two goals from Ishmael Miller. Only for McArthur to level the scores. Byron Webster the headed into his own net before a last minute Luke Ayling goal secured the draw.
Town made two changes to the starting eleven that lost 3-0 to QPR at the weekend. With Duane Holmes returning to Huddersfield after his loan spell ended Joel Grant was recalled in his place on the right wing. 
Joe Ralls returned from his suspension to start on the left wing in the place of James Hayter. Tom Lawrence moved from the left wing position to a more central role behind Ishmael Miller up front.
The game sprung into life when in the 24th minute the home side were awarded a penalty when Lanzoni was adjudged to have fouled Powell from a corner. Jordi Gomes casually stepped up and saw his penalty wonderfully saved by Stech.
With five minutes of the first period remaining manager Gary Johnson made his first substitution with Joel Grant being replaced by Kevin Dawson.
The hosts started the second half brightly with Jean Beausejour finding space just outside the Town area, but the left back’s shot went comfortably wide of the upright. 
Just before the hour mark the Latics took the lead. A cross from the right was scuffed towards goal and with the whole goal to aim at Powell nodded the ball into the net from close range.
Town made their second sub with 20 minutes remaining with Kieffer Moore coming on for Lanzoni. Luke Ayling reverted to right back and Moore partnered Miller up front.
Four minutes later Yeovil had that man Stech to thank again when he pulled off another fine save. This time the big shot stopper got down well to his left to deny Fortune a certain goal.
With just under ten minutes remaining the Glovers pulled a goal back when Miller latched onto a ball over the top to calmly cut back onto his left foot and slot home past Al Habsi.
Just minutes later Miller made it 2-0 with a superb finish with his left foot. The Front man controlled the ball on the edge of the area to curl the ball into the far corner.
The home side then equalised when McArthur slotted home from just inside the area to make the scores level.
With less than two minutes remaining the home side regained the lead when Webster headed a cross from the left past Stech into his own net.
With five minutes signalled Town went for the equaliser and forced a corner. Stech sprinted forward and as the corner came across Ayling prodded the ball home.

Match Report : 18/03/2014

The Glovers made the long trip North to Wigan and returned with a point after a manic second half which saw five goals in eight minutes.
Marek Stech kept the scores level thanks to a fine first half penalty.
The game sprung to life in the 80th minute when Town pulled a goal back and then took the lead thanks to two goals from Ishmael Miller. Only for McArthur to level the scores. Byron Webster the headed into his own net before a last minute Luke Ayling goal secured the draw.
Town made two changes to the starting eleven that lost 3-0 to QPR at the weekend. With Duane Holmes returning to Huddersfield after his loan spell ended Joel Grant was recalled in his place on the right wing. 
Joe Ralls returned from his suspension to start on the left wing in the place of James Hayter. Tom Lawrence moved from the left wing position to a more central role behind Ishmael Miller up front.
The game sprung into life when in the 24th minute the home side were awarded a penalty when Lanzoni was adjudged to have fouled Powell from a corner. Jordi Gomes casually stepped up and saw his penalty wonderfully saved by Stech.
With five minutes of the first period remaining manager Gary Johnson made his first substitution with Joel Grant being replaced by Kevin Dawson.
The hosts started the second half brightly with Jean Beausejour finding space just outside the Town area, but the left back’s shot went comfortably wide of the upright. 
Just before the hour mark the Latics took the lead. A cross from the right was scuffed towards goal and with the whole goal to aim at Powell nodded the ball into the net from close range.
Town made their second sub with 20 minutes remaining with Kieffer Moore coming on for Lanzoni. Luke Ayling reverted to right back and Moore partnered Miller up front.
Four minutes later Yeovil had that man Stech to thank again when he pulled off another fine save. This time the big shot stopper got down well to his left to deny Fortune a certain goal.
With just under ten minutes remaining the Glovers pulled a goal back when Miller latched onto a ball over the top to calmly cut back onto his left foot and slot home past Al Habsi.
Just minutes later Miller made it 2-0 with a superb finish with his left foot. The Front man controlled the ball on the edge of the area to curl the ball into the far corner.
The home side then equalised when McArthur slotted home from just inside the area to make the scores level.
With less than two minutes remaining the home side regained the lead when Webster headed a cross from the left past Stech into his own net.
With five minutes signalled Town went for the equaliser and forced a corner. Stech sprinted forward and as the corner came across Ayling prodded the ball home.

CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY SHOW THEIR SUPPORT

Somerset Chamber of Trade have come out with unanimous backing for Yeovil Town Football Club’s proposals for the lifting of POS restrictions at Huish Park and the building of a food store to support the new 800 house development off Thorne Lane.

In a letter to the Chief Planning Officer Rupert Cox, Chief Executive of the Chamber said: “The site at Huish Park would make an ideal location for a supermarket being able to serve the new development off Thorne Lane as well as give competition to other out of town supermarkets such as Asda and Morrisons.

“The movement of the residential centre of town to the north and west would suggest that there is a genuine need for more food retail opportunities. While the flow of traffic will need addressing, that must be better than clogging up the centre of Yeovil by food shoppers.

“There is a more fundamental reason to support this application, even if it means going against Planning Policy, and that is the sustainability of one of only two fully professional sports organisations.

“Somerset County Cricket Club and Yeovil Town Football Club promote Somerset and their local communities wherever in the country and provide real employment opportunities, so it is vitally important that they both remain viable businesses.

“Whatever Yeovil Town’s league position, they will remain a key brand in Somerset-from “Giant Killer” to sloping pitch, to the heady heights of the Championship, everybody knows Yeovil Town.

“This development at Huish Park will help the club to not just survive, but to grow and to continue to be the pride of the town and surrounding area as the most successful professional football club in the entire South West and as such should be supported by the community and local government alike.”

With Planning Application due to be heard on Wednesday April 2nd pressure is building on SSDC to make the right decision on this application.

PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC

Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet Championship action this Tuesday night and it is another huge opponent for the Glovers to take on.

Off the back of a loss to big spending QPR at the weekend, it’s the small matter of playing the FA Cup holders, Wigan Athletic, away.

The Tuesday night trip is a rearranged fixture due to the Latics’ continual involvement in this season’s FA Cup.

Last season’s Wembley winners beat Man City in the showpiece final and yet still went on to be relegated.

Despite dropping a division they find themselves back in the final four after overcoming Man City once again.

Before Uwe Rosler’s side can think about their Wembley suit fittings however, they still have the league to think of and currently lie just outside the play-off places in the Championship.

On Saturday, Wigan continued their fine form overcoming Ipswich Town 3-1 with James McClean scoring twice to wrap up the points.

To put into context the run of form Tuesday’s hosts are on, the Ipswich win was their eighth consecutive win in all competitions. That run includes two Premier League sides dumped out of the FA Cup.

Yeovil are themselves still trying to use the momentum from a good spell to project them forward.  However in the last two games, Ipswich held out for a 1-0 win at Huish Park with a brilliant rear guard display and QPR were probably flattered by their 3-0 winning margin.

The team news for the Glovers is a mixed bag of positive and negative updates.

Joe Ralls has now served all three matches of his suspension and is available once more, however Ruben Palazuelos had to be pulled out of the QPR during the warm up with an injury and so Ralls may just take his place in the side. Loanee Duane Holmes has now returned to parent club Huddersfield Town after a month loan at Huish Park.

Elsewhere, Liam Davis is a long-term absentee while Gary Johnson has suggested he may have to manage knocks and niggles picked up by squad members carefully.

For Athletic, midfielder Leon Barnett was forced off in Saturday’s fixture with a hamstring problem. This could mean a return to the starting line up for former Glovers loanee Rob Kiernan. Elsewhere, Chris McCann and Roger Espinoza are longer term absentees.

When the two sides met in November, Wigan came out of that fixture 1-0 winners. Marc Antoine Fortune scored late on to break Glovers’ hearts.

Joe Edwards, Joel Grant and Paddy Madden were all denied by another top goalkeeping display from the opposition ‘keeper Lee Nicholls.

Since then, Wigan have changed a number of personnel, none more important than the manager. Owen Coyle has been replaced by Uwe Rolser and the former Brentford boss may feel he has a score to settle with the Glovers.

 

Yeovil fans will need no reminders that he was in charge of the Bees at Wembley back in May in that unforgettable 2-1 win.

Tickets purchased for the original fixture are still valid and for those who don’t fancy a Tuesday evening in Lancashire, Glovers Player will have all the match action and action and reaction will be available on the club’s YouTube channel.

Famous fans
Sky reporter, Kay Burley. Verve front man Richard Ashcroft and former President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev … Apparently.

Who have represented both sides?
Fraser Fyvie, Rob Kiernan, Scott Green, Neil Mustoe, Roy O’Brien, Tony Pennock and Paul Warne.

GARY THANKS HIS STAFF

Gary Johnson picked up the Football Manager Outstanding Managerial Achievement Award at last night’s Football League Awards and was quick to thank his staff.

Gary said: “It feels great to win this award, it’s a fantastic achievement for our football club. There are so many unsung heroes at Yeovil Town that also deserve this.

“They were trying to get in the league for 108 years and we got it 10 years ago and now we’ve had a fantastic decade in the Football League.

“When we got our promotion from the Conference to the Football League you wouldn’t think we would get to the Championship by now, and to do it via Wembley was fantastic. There are only 40,000 people in Yeovil and we took 25,000 to the match. I’m accepting this award on behalf of everyone associated with the club.”

The award recognises the best managerial achievement from the past 12 months. From unexpected promotion, to giant killings and cup runs, the award acknowledges those leaders that orchestrate generation-defining moments for their club and its fans. Nominations for this award were suggested by fans via Sports Interactive’s Football Manager Twitter account and Facebook page.

YEOVIL TOWN LADIES NEED YOU!

Yeovil Town Ladies are looking to recruit a team of match day volunteers for our first ever season in the Womens Super League.

Positions available include:

• Resident DJ/PA announcer

• Turnstile operators

• Stewards

• Programme sales

• Catering assistants

• Hospitality assistant

• Merchandise and Kit sales

If you are interested in any of these positions, please email info@yeoviltownladies.com or call 07736 595951.

Please note – these positions may lead to paid roles in the future.

Previous experience is not essential, as training will be given.

The Ladies first WSL fixture is Sunday 20th April against London Bees. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

GET YOUR 2014/15 SEASON TICKET NOW!

Season tickets for the 2014/15 campaign are now on sale.

Fans have less than a week remaining to take advantage of the great early bird offer.

Adults prices start at just £299 which is just £13 per game saving over £270 compared match day prices.

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WEEKEND’S PRESS TALK

RAVEL Morrison’s impressive double and a gift of a header allowed QPR to ease to a 3-0 victory over Yeovil Town in the Sky Bet Championship. Cheered on by almost 1,400 traveling fans, Gary Johnson’s men started brightly only to fall flat as the Rs proved their quality.

Western Gazette

Ravel Morrison grabbed another double as QPR got back to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Yeovil. The on-loan West Ham midfielder, whose two goals against Birmingham last weekend earned Rangers their first win in six attempts, repeated the trick against the lowly Glovers. Forgotten striker Bobby Zamora also got in on the act with his first goal in more than a year as Harry Redknapp’s side bounced back from their midweek defeat at Brighton.

London24

HARRY Redknapp enjoyed a return to winning ways after overseeing QPR’s joint-best victory of the season against Yeovil Town on Saturday.

Ravel Morrison’s brace either side of substitute Bobby Zamora’s second-half strike secured maximum points, providing the perfect response to defeat in midweek.

“It was a tough game,” the R’s boss told www.qpr.co.uk. “Yeovil are a good side.

“They’re very well organised and they worked their socks off. In the end it was a great result for us.

QPR

GARY Johnson was left to lament what he believed was a perfectly acceptable goal that would have given Yeovil Town the lead in their eventual defeat at QPR.

The Glovers started brightly in the Sky Bet Championship clash at Loftus Road and had the ball in the net when Luke Ayling lobbed Rob Green at 0-0. However, the versatile right-footer – playing in midfield following Ruben Palazuelos’ injury in the warm-up – was denied a second senior strike.

Western Gazette

Joe Edwards Post match interview

ytfc.net

Gary Johnson Post Match Interview

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QPR 3 – Yeovil 0: Bobby Zamora scores on his return as Rangers get back to winning ways

BOBBY ZAMORA is a ‘monster’ to defend against, according to QPR team-mate Nedum Onuoha.

Daily Star

INJURY and lack of impact caused Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson to substitute Huddersfield Town loanee Duane Holmes after less than half an hour at QPR.

The pacy winger who has two games left of his initial month with the Glovers was replaced by Kevin Dawson with just 29 minutes on the clock at Loftus Road.

Western Gazette

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has been nominated for the Football League’s Outstanding Managerial Achievement Award after leading the Somerset side to the second tier of English football for the first time in the club’s history.

Western Gazette

YOUTUBE: GARY JOHNSON ON WINNING AWARD

Watch Gary Johnson’s interview after being awarded the Outstanding Managerial Achievement Award for guiding Town to the Championship.

To view the video click here or click the video below.

WATCH GARY JOHNSON PICK UP HIS AWARD

At last night’s Football League Awards Gary Johnson picked up the Outstanding Managerial Achievement Award for guiding Town to the Championship.

Johnson received the award at the gala ceremony at The Brewery, London, on Sunday evening in front of over 600 guests from clubs, sponsors and the football industry.

This year a total of 36 clubs were shortlisted for 17 awards and Johnson beat competition from Chesterfield’s Paul Cook and AFC Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe to claim the Football Manager Outstanding Managerial Achievement Award.

Having returned to Yeovil Town in January 2012 for his second spell at Huish Park, Johnson started by leading his team to League 1 safety. In the following season, the Glovers manager orchestrated a campaign that saw Yeovil reach the Play-Offs. They beat Sheffield United in the Semi-Finals before a 2-1 victory over Brentford at Wembley secured their place in English football’s second tier for the first time in the club’s history.

On winning the award, Johnson said:

“It feels great to win this award tonight, it’s a fantastic achievement for our football club. There are so many unsung heroes at Yeovil Town that also deserve this.

“They were trying to get in the league for 108 years and we got it 10 years ago and now we’ve had a fantastic decade in the Football League.

“When we got our promotion from the Conference to the Football League you wouldn’t think we would get to the Championship by now, and to do it via Wembley was fantastic. There are only 40,000 people in Yeovil and we took 25,000 to the match. I’m accepting this award on behalf of everyone associated with the club.”

To view the awards ceremony click here.

GARY WINS FL AWARD

Town boss Gary Johnson has won this year’s Football League Outstanding Managerial Achievement Award at The Football League Awards.

Johnson picked up the award at the ceremony at The Brewery, London, this evening in front of guests from other clubs, sponsors and the football industry.

Gary was put forward for the award for leading the Glovers to the Championship for the first time in the club’s history after beating Brentford in the League One Play Off Final.

Johnson fought off competition from Chesterfield’s Paul Cook and AFC Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe. Previous winners of the award are 2013: Phil Parkinson (Bradford City) 2012: Gus Poyet (Brighton & Hove Albion)

GARY JOHNSON FULL OF PRAISE FOR FANS

Manager Gary Johnson was left ruing a refereeing decision which denied Yeovil an opening goal at Loftus Road in a match which resulted in a 3-0 defeat.

Referee Mark Brown scratched out Luke Ayling’s 30 yard lob after ruling that James Hayter had fouled goalkeeper Rob Green in the process of taking a goal-kick.

The goal would have been just deserts for the Glovers who entertained the 1,388 travelling faithful in the opening 25 minutes, and Johnson believes Ayling’s second senior goal should have stood.

“Like every game that you lose you are a bit disappointed that you lost, especially as we thought we scored a good goal in the first 25 minutes.

“The referee’s view of it was that because the player was standing there the keeper tried to skip round him and slipped so he mishit the ball and he said that was our centre forward’s fault and not the goalkeeper’s.

“We had the pressure then in the first 25 minutes. Our supporters were fantastic for us and they were enjoying it up there end as there was a lot of play for us and it should have been allowed in my book.”

A brace from Ravel Morrison and header from substitute Bobby Zamora earned Harry Redknapp’s side victory to inflict a second straight defeat on Yeovil.

But Johnson was full of praise for the vocal travelling support and admits that QPR’s extra quality saw away with his Glovers side.

“The fans were definitely up for it and credit to them they were brilliant and they certainly sung more than the QPR fans.

“We did start off well and they got us going and we got them going and they went right to the very end. We don’t want them to have a great day out and still get beat and lose but we are at a big club in QPR with lots of pounds going into things but that’s where we are and I thought the boys tried hard enough to warrant the supporters support, and we really appreciate that, we do.

“I did say to the boys we mustn’t let them down and I thought they did do well but sometimes the extra quality catches you.”

I’M LEARNING EVERY GAME – JOE EDWARDS

Midfielder Joe Edwards is enjoying the challenges of SkyBet Championship football but will only continue to do so if Yeovil can maintain their second tier status.

Edwards was pitted against former England internationals Joey Barton and Jermaine Jenas in Saturday’s 3-0 loss at Queens Park Rangers, whilst also having to deal with the floating talent that is Ravel Morrison.

Despite enjoying every match, the former Bristol City midfielder is more concerned about securing Championship safety.

“QPR have very good players and that’s why they are at the top of the league and paid the money they are.

“It’s obviously good to test yourselves against players like Barton and Morrison but at the end of the day it’s still a loss for us so it’s disappointing.

“I’m learning every game so it’s nice to test myself against these players, especially as a lot of the best players in the league are in central midfield so for me personally I’m enjoying every game playing against them, but I just hope we do enough against them to keep us in the league.”

Morrison’s strike in off of the post gave QPR the lead midway through the first half, but the post wasn’t so kind to the Glovers in the second period when Tom Lawrence’s curling effort came back off the woodwork.

And the ever-present Edwards believes the Manchester United loanee’s effort may have been a turning point in the match had it gone in.

“That’s the difference; Morrison’s went top corner and ours hit the post and I thought Tom did brilliant again today and it was a great effort but just hit the post so those things go against us.

“Maybe if it had gone in it might have been a different story but for us it was unlucky.”

Despite the 3-0 scoreline the Yeovil players are far from down and out, with Edwards revealing the games the Glovers are targeting three points from.

“We’ve got big games coming up and maybe these games aren’t the ones which will decide whether we’re up or down. We have to learn from it and take it on to the next game and get the points against the teams around us and take any bonus points against Wigan or QPR, so we’ll just keep going.”

WATCH THE #FLAWARDS LIVE

Manager Gary Johnson is one of the nominees for the Football Manager Outstanding Managerial Achievement Award at tonight’s .

The award recognises the best managerial achievement from the past 12 months. From unexpected promotion, to giant killings and cup runs, the award acknowledges those leaders that orchestrate generation-defining moments for their club and its fans.

Nominations for this award were suggested by fans via Sports Interactive’s Football Manager Twitter account and Facebook page. Among the many received, the stand-out nominations included Chesterfield’s Paul Cook, AFC Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe and Yeovil Town Manager Gary Johnson.

Fans will be treated to a front row seat for Sunday’s Football League Awards 2014 with live coverage of the ceremony set to be broadcast to a global online audience across multiple channels.

The annual celebration of achievements, both on and off pitch by The League’s 72 clubs, which will take place at the Brewery, London, will be transmitted live via FLAwards.com, The Football League’s official YouTube channel and Facebook page while also being hosted on each of the 72 member clubs’ websites and official YouTube channels.

In addition, The Football League has partnered with Sky Sports, Mail Online, TEAMtalk.co.uk and the Daily Star, to take the event to fans around the world.

To watch the ceremony live, fans can head to any of the platforms from 8:45pm tonight to see the stars from the Sky Bet Championship, League 1 and League 2 vying for honours at the spectacle.

Sunday’s event will be the ninth staging of The Football League’s annual celebration, and will see award winners across 13 categories crowned on the night, such as the Sky Bet Player of the Year in all three divisions, the Young Player of the Year and the Mitre Goal of the Year.

To find out more about The Football League Awards, and for a full list of Award categories, please visit www.FLAwards.com.

REPORT: QPR V YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town returned to Somerset empty handed after they suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of QPR.

Two goals from Ravel Morrison and a Bobby Zamora header earned Harry Redknapp’s side the three points.

Town’s afternoon got off to a bad start when Ruben Palazuelos was withdrawn during the warm up with a hamstring injury.

Matteo Lanzoni started in the place of the Spaniard and the change saw Luke Ayling move to centre midfield with Lanzoni starting at right back.

Despite the change Town started brightly with Ayling confidently lobbing a loose clearance over Green, but the celebrations were cut short as referee Brown had blown for a Hayter foul.

Minutes later it was Ayling again who went close for the Glovers. With the ball bouncing around in the Rangers area, Ayling picked to the ball up to curl the ball towards goal. With Green rooted to the spot, the ball went narrowly wide of the upright.

The home side opened the scoring when Morrison feinted to shoot to create room for himseld to unleash a 25-yard strike, which left Stech with no chance.

Just before the half hour mark Town made their first substitute with Duane Holmes being replaced by Kevin Dawson.

Town had strong claims for a penalty when Joe Edwards forced his way into the Rangers area, only to have his run ended by the R’s defender Onuoha. Referee Brown looked at his assistant for help, but no penalty was awarded.

The hosts were pushing for a second and nearly got that goal when Jermaine Jenas’ volley bounced over the bar for a goal kick.

Rangers didn’t have to wait long for the second though when substitute Zamora headed home Junior Hoilett’s cross from just inside the six-yard box.

With the fourth official showing six minutes of added on time and Town pushing forward the hosts got their third goal. A superb run from substitute Kranjcar saw him surge his way into the Town area before passing to the unmarked Morrison, who made no mistake from 12 yards.

Match Report : 15/03/2014

Yeovil Town returned to Somerset empty handed after they suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of QPR.

Two goals from Ravel Morrison and a Bobby Zamora header earned Harry Redknapp’s side the three points.

Town’s afternoon got off to a bad start when Ruben Palazuelos was withdrawn during the warm up with a hamstring injury.

Matteo Lanzoni started in the place of the Spaniard and the change saw Luke Ayling move to centre midfield with Lanzoni starting at right back.

Despite the change Town started brightly with Ayling confidently lobbing a loose clearance over Green, but the celebrations were cut short as referee Brown had blown for a Hayter foul.

Minutes later it was Ayling again who went close for the Glovers. With the ball bouncing around in the Rangers area, Ayling picked to the ball up to curl the ball towards goal. With Green rooted to the spot, the ball went narrowly wide of the upright.

The home side opened the scoring when Morrison feinted to shoot to create room for himseld to unleash a 25-yard strike, which left Stech with no chance.

Just before the half hour mark Town made their first substitute with Duane Holmes being replaced by Kevin Dawson.

Town had strong claims for a penalty when Joe Edwards forced his way into the Rangers area, only to have his run ended by the R’s defender Onuoha. Referee Brown looked at his assistant for help, but no penalty was awarded.

The hosts were pushing for a second and nearly got that goal when Jermaine Jenas’ volley bounced over the bar for a goal kick.

Rangers didn’t have to wait long for the second though when substitute Zamora headed home Junior Hoilett’s cross from just inside the six-yard box.

With the fourth official showing six minutes of added on time and Town pushing forward the hosts got their third goal. A superb run from substitute Kranjcar saw him surge his way into the Town area before passing to the unmarked Morrison, who made no mistake from 12 yards.

PREVIEW: QUEENS PARK RANGERS

Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet Championship action and Glovers fans might have to take a moment to pinch themselves about this fixture.
Last season, these sides sat two divisions apart, but, despite the big spending efforts of QPR and the thrifty nature of Yeovil’s dealings, the two sides meet this season.
Loftus Road is the destination and Harry Redknapp’s side are in need of the points at the other end of the table.
QPR have continued to spend large amounts in an attempt to secure promotion back to the Premier League at the first attempt and so far things are going according to plan.
They currently lie in 4th place in the table and look assured of a play-off place, they are however 10 points below the automatic promotion places and that might be too much to claw back at this late stage.
Yeovil still remain in the bottom three, but an increase in the side’s form has lead them to within just a single win of the holy grail of 21st place.
Both sides were in action in midweek and both suffered defeats.
Yeovil were beaten for the first time in 5 games as they succumbed to a single Christophe Berra goal in a 1-0 defeat against Ipswich.
QPR were in action on the south coat against Brighton, it was no holiday for them either as they lost 2-0.
In fact, QPR’s form has been somewhat questionable. They have won just once in their last seven.
That was a 2-0 win over Birmingham, but they have also lost to Derby, Reading and Charlton all since the start of February.
Both sides are going into the game with their physio departments earning their overtime in a bid to get everyone fit.
For the hosts, Niko Kranjcar, Matty Phillips, Danny Simpson, Andy Johnson and top scorer Charlie Austin are just some of the names that are either out with long term problems or beginning to return to fitness.
Fear not, they’ve had some success in replacing those who are out with some equally impressive names.
Since the meeting between the sides back in September, the likes of Ravel Morrison, Kevin Doyle and Aaron Hughes have been added.
For Yeovil, Liam Davis is still expected to miss out, as is Joe Ralls who sits out this game as the final one of his suspension.
Sam Foley is away on loan and John Lundstram has returned to Everton after being recalled by his parent club.
However, Sam Hoskins made his return to the match day squad on Tuesday and it’s hoped that scares to Joel Grant, Ishmael Miller and Kieffer Moore are not enough to rule them out.
In the reverse fixture at Huish Park, the hooped shirts of Rangers came out on top.
It was a tight game however and a Charlie Austin penalty was all that separated the two sides.
After the game Gary Johnson explained how despite the 1-0 defeat, he was happy that Yeovil had “outplayed a quality team”.
In truth, the Glovers had come up against an inspired performance from former England goalkeeper Rob Green.
But of course, that was then and a lot has happened since then.
Yeovil’s squad on that day included no fewer than seven members who aren’t with the club and available for selection on Saturday.
As seems to be the recent pattern, it’s that time of the season where other fixtures start playing a part in the table set up.
So, whilst it’s up to Gary and the squad to keep their mind firmly on Loftus Road, supporters may be interested to know that Barnsley travel to Watford, Charlton and Millwall meet each other at the New Den, Doncaster travel to Nottingham Forest and Birmingham and Blackpool are both on their travels to Sheffield Wednesday and Leicester respectively.
The two sides are using Saturday’s game to celebrate the incredible life of a man who took both clubs to new heights.
It has been dubbed “Alec Stock Day” by QPR and Yeovil will be more than happy to play their part in celebrating the man who masterminded the FA Cup run of 1949 which helped put Yeovil on the map as the greatest giant killers of the famous competition.
If you are unable to attend the fixture in person, you can be sure than you will catch all the action on Glovers Player and all the post match reaction will be available on the club’s You Tube channel shortly after.
Yeovil are next at home a week on Saturday against Bolton Wanderers and supporters can purchase tickets for that game now.
It’s also time to think about your season ticket for next season, forms are available in the home programmes, from the clubs or via a renewal form that current holders will have received, the early bird deadline is fast approaching so act quick and reserve your place for the 2014/15 season.
A Foot in both camps – who have played for both sides?
Max Ehmer, Angelo Balanta, Danny Maguire, Leon Best, Marc Bircham, Martin Cranie, Justin Cochrane, Terrell Forbes, Matthew Rose, Antonio German, Andros Townsend and two of the 1949 Yeovil side, Les Blizzard and Alec Stock.
Famous fans – who might you bump into in line for a hotdog?
Former England cricketer Ashley Giles, Comedian Bill Bailey, badly behaved man Martin Clunes, Actor Michael Crawford as well as a whole host of musicians and TV Characters, including Eddie Hitler from Bottom and Ben Harper from ‘My Family’

AWAY TRAVEL DETAILS

The Green and White Supporters Club have set their travel plans for the remaining away games. The details are as follows:

Wigan Athletic

Tuesday 18th March

Huish Park – 12.00pm

Adult Members – £25.00 – Member Concessions – £23.00

Adult Non-Members – £27.00 – Non-Member Concessions – £25.00 

Leicester City

Tuesday 25th March

Huish Park – 1.30pm

Adult Members – £25.00 – Member Concessions – £23.00

Adult Non-Members – £27.00 – Non-Member Concessions – £25.00

Blackpool

Saturday 5th April

Bus Station – 6.45am – Huish Park – 7.00am

Adult Members – £28.00 – Member Concessions – £26.00

Adult Non-Members – £30.00 – Non-Member Concessions – £28.00

Charlton Athletic

Tuesday 8th April

Huish Park – 2.00pm

Adult Members – £21.00 – Member Concessions – £19.00

Adult Non-Members – £23.00 – Non-Member Concessions – £21.00

Blackburn Rovers

Friday 18th April

Bus Station – 7.00am – Huish Park – 7.15am

Adult Members – £28.00 – Member Concessions – £26.00

Adult Non-Members – £30.00 – Non-Member Concessions – £28.00

Brighton and Hove Albion

Saturday 26th April

Bus Station – 8.45am – Huish Park – 9.00am

Adult Members – £21.00 – Member Concessions – £19.00

Adult Non-Members – £23.00 – Non-Member Concessions – £21.00

To book your place send a text message to Paul Hadlow on 07736 044570. Or call him after 6.00pm You can also reach him at paulhadlow@outlook.com

The Away Travel Club have buses running to four of the club’s remaining Championship away fixtures.

Blackburn Rovers

Friday 18th April

Leaving the away end at Huish Park at 8.00am – £25.00.

Brighton and Hove Albion

Saturday 26th April

Leaving the away end at Huish Park at 9.00am – £20.00.

To book your seat call Roger Brimble on 01935 475384.

BEN’S BETS

With another round of vital SkyBet Football League fixtures tomorrow, comes another chance to put together a accumulator and reinvest some of the Cheltenham Festival winnings – if you were lucky enough to have some!
This week’s accumulator is going back to basics, backing good teams who in a run of good form.
Starting in the Championship and there are two teams that are flying of recent.
We start with Burnley, who with a front line of Danny Ings, Sam Vokes and Ashley Barnes have more goals this season than I care to even tally up.
They are at home and looking to secure their place in the top two in the championship and if they could have picked anyone to play it may well have been Leeds United.
Leeds have shipped 9 goals in their last two games, conceding four against Reading and five against Bolton.
Yes, the Clarets are a short priced favourite at 8/11 but they should still prove too strong for a Leeds side who don’t know if they’re coming or going.
Burnley v Leeds – BURNLEY WIN @ 8/11
Of course, the Championship side that have hit all the headlines recently in Wigan Athletic, the FA Cup semi-finalists have been on an incredible run and they could take that run one stage more as they travel to Yeovil’s last conquerors, Ipswich Town.
Uwe Rosler’s men can be backed at 13/8 to continue their fine run and march themselves into a play-off spot.
Ipswich v Wigan – WIGAN WIN @ 13/8
Dropping into League One and one side who has set records in recent weeks is that of Wolves.
The midland side have won their last six in a row, last five at home and seem quite frankly unstoppable.
Again, it’s a short price, but against a Shrewsbury side who might be improving, but who are looking like they are in for a big relegation scrap.
Wolves v Shrewsbury – WOLVES WIN @ 3/10
There are two selections from League Two this Saturday and we start up in Yorkshire.
One side who are just knocking on the door of the play-offs are York City.
The Minstermen are unbeaten in six, with the last three being all wins.
They are at home and facing a Wycombe side who are hovering dangerously above the drop zone in 20th place.
Even money may seem short, but for a side in great form, this one has to find a place in an Acca.
York v Wycombe – YORK WIN @ Evens
We need to bump this accumulator up a bit and to do that I’m going to pick out a draw.
Staying in League Two and it comes down in the south-west.
Plymouth host Scunthorpe at Home Park and this has got a ‘score draw’ written all over it.
Away side, Scunny have drawn their last four in a row and Argyle have also ended up with only a point from three of their last five outings.
Two sides that are hoping to secure promotion means neither side will be giving an inch and this one could end up being two sides cancelling each out and by the end thinking a point gained is better than nothing.
If you want be brave have a go at a correct score at 1-1 or 2-2, but the ‘draw’ is more than valuable on its own.
Plymouth v Scunthorpe – DRAW @ 23/10
We have our five selections and using SkyBet to place that accumulator, a fiver returns over £194.
Considering we have four heavy favourites, that is certainly not be sniffed at.
YTFC SPECIAL
It’s possibly the biggest clash between rich and poor in the Championship as QPR host Yeovil town and Yeovil can be backed at 6/1 to pull off the shock away win.
However, with players like Ravel Morrison in the opposition line up maybe we should look for some value elsewhere.
Sky Bet have a market where you can pick two players, one from each side, who you think will both score in the match.
If we take Morrison from QPR, who notched a brace in a recent Rangers’ victory and combine him with James Hayter, who not only will be on penalty duties but will also have a key role up front, you can get a combined price of 11/1
So, as long as both players take part you could well be onto a winner in a bet that lasts 90 minutes and doesn’t depend on the final result.
YTFC SPECIAL – BOTH RAVEL MORRISON AND JAMES HAYTER TO SCORE – 11/1
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VIVA PITCH ON SOCCER AM

Viva Pitch are performing their charity single for Prostate Cancer ‘Running’ live on Soccer AM on Saturday 15th March, 10am-12pm

 

Guests on the show include YTFC’s very own Viva Pitch performing alongside Kaiser Chiefs

 

Tweet the girls good luck to @wearevivapitch

GAFFER’S UP FOR AWARD

Yeovil Town Manager Gary Johnson has been nominated for the Outstanding Managerial Achievement Award to be named on Sunday at The Football League Awards in London at The Brewery.

The event can be seen live on the club’s official YOUTUBE channel (See separate story).

FL AWARDS TO BE SHOWN LIVE


www.FLAwards.com
To find out more about The Football League Awards, and for a full list of Award categories, please visit

Sunday’s event will be the ninth staging of The Football League’s annual celebration, and will see award winners across 13 categories crowned on the night, such as the Sky Bet Player of the Year in all three divisions, the Young Player of the Year and the Mitre Goal of the Year.

To watch the ceremony live, fans can head to any of the platforms from 8:45pm on Sunday to see the stars from the Sky Bet Championship, League 1 and League 2 vying for honours at the spectacle.

and the Daily Star, to take the event to fans around the world.
TEAMtalk.co.uk
In addition, The Football League has partnered with Sky Sports, Mail Online,

The annual celebration of achievements, both on and off pitch by The League’s 72 clubs, which will take place at the Brewery, London, will be transmitted live viaFLAwards.com<http://flawards.com/>, The Football League’s official YouTube channel and Facebook page while also being hosted on each of the 72 member clubs’ websites and official YouTube channels.

Fans of the Sky Bet Championship, League 1 and League 2 will be treated to a front row seat for Sunday’s Football League Awards 2014 with live coverage of the ceremony set to be broadcast to a global online audience across multiple channels.

LADIES LAUNCH PLAYING SHIRT

Yeovil Town Ladies FC official replica playing shirts are now on sale, order yours before 31st March to get in time for The FA WSL 2014 Season!
Cost:
• £24.99 (children’s sizes)
• £29.99 (adult sizes)
• £4.00 (P&P)
Sizes available:
• Youth Small (chest 26-28”) Adult Small (chest 34-36”)
• Youth Med (chest 28-30”) Adult Med (chest 38-40”)
• Youth XL (chest 34-36”) Adult Large (chest 42-44”)
• Adult X Large (chest 46-48”)
 
How to order:
Email your size and quantity to info@yeoviltownladies.com or call 07736 595 951. 
Cheques payable to ‘Yeovil Town Ladies FC’
Or you can Tweet us @YeovilLadiesFC using #YTLFCshirts14 with size/quantity. 
Limited stock available, order yours early to avoid disappointment! 
The Glovers FA WSL campaign kicks off at home on Sunday, 20th April at Sherborne Town FC, Raleigh Grove against London Bees. Click here to get tickets! The day promises to be a fun-filled day out for all the family with Easter games, competitions and prizes. 

ALEC STOCK – MINUTE’S APPLAUSE

A minutes applause will be held prior to tomorrow’s Sky Bet Championship clash against QPR in memory of Alec Stock.
The former R’s and Glovers boss, sadly passed away in 2001, at the age of 84.
Stock, came to prominence as the player/manager of Town during a historic FA Cup run in 1949 where he led the club to victories over Bury and Sunderland, before losing to Manchester United in the fifth round.
Stock’s family, led by his daughter Sarah, will be joined pitchside by former Ranger’s players Roger and Ian Morgan, Tony Hazell, Frank Sibley and Mark Lazarus.
QPR’s matchday programme ‘Hoops’ will also pay a glowing tribute to the man who touched so many hearts during his time in charge of Yeovil and Rangers.
You can pre-order your special-edition, 100-page matchday programme now!
Inside will be a selection of one-off features looking back on Stock’s time with both QPR and the Glovers.
Click HERE to pre-order a copy.

JOLLY’S DRAWING COMPETITION

The Yeovil Town Club Store are running a Easter drawing competition for young Glovers fans.


There will be three winners from differen age groups. The age groups will be aged 1-6 years, 7-11 years and 12-16 years.

The winning entrants will be selected by manager Gary Johnson and will receive a Yeovil Town Easter Egg and signed picture from their favourite player.

All you have to do is draw a picture of The Jolly Green Giant with an Easter Egg. He can be doing anything with the Easter Egg, use your imagination!

Send your entry to: Easter Colouring Competition, Yeovil Town Club Store, Huish Park, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 8YF. Or drop your drawing into the club store.

Closing date is Saturday 12th April 2014 at 3pm.

COLLECTION RAISES OVER £2,000!

At Saturday’s game with Sheffield Wednesday members of the YTFC Get Pedalling team held a collection along with a static bike ride at Huish Park in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

It is with great delight to inform fans that the collection raised a total of £1,055. Royal Mail have agreed to double the amount raised, so the total being presented to Prostate Cancer UK will be a whooping £2,110!

YTFC Get Pedalling are a group of Yeovil Town fans who are cycling 334 miles from Middlesbrough to Yeovil.

When the fixtures came out, rather than look for the opening fixture or maybe the Christmas logjam of matches, those committed to the ride looked straight for the final home game of the season only to find it could not have been any further! Middlesbrough, just the 334 miles away, will visit Huish Park on the last day of the season, Saturday May 3rd 2014.

A total of 70 riders have pledged to take part, an increase on last year and a fabulous message to send out to the charities that the event will be supporting. Each rider will pay £200 to take part and has also agreed to raise £334 in sponsorship, a pound for every mile of the ride.

To find out more about the cycle ride and the three charities the cycle will support please visit the website by clicking here.

TICKET NEWS: LEICESTER CITY AWAY

Tickets for Town’s trip to Leicester City are now on sale from the Huish Park Ticket Office.

Town travel to the King Power Stadium on Tuesday 25th March with kick off being 7.45pm

Tickets are priced as follows:

Adults – £28

Over 65’s and Under 22’s – £25

Under 18’s – £18

Under 12’s – £9

Under 8’s – £5

Tickets will be available on the evening of the match, but the price will increase by £2.

To get your tickets visit the ticket office at Huish Park or call 01935 847888.

GET YOUR 2014/15 SEASON TICKET NOW!

Season tickets for the 2014/15 campaign are now on sale.

Fans have nine days remaining to take advantage of the great early bird offer.

Adults prices start at just £299 which is just £13 per game saving over £270 compared match day prices.

Juniors can watch the whole season for just £39! That’s just £2 a game and works out at up to 18 games FREE when compared to match day prices.

To renew your season ticket click here. To buy your season ticket click here. Or call the ticket office on 01935 847888.

Prices for Season Tickets purchased by

March 22nd
Adult
Senior/

Disabled
Young

Person
Junior
AgustaWestland Stand Premium £437 £437
£437
£437
AgustaWestland Stand Centre   £391 £340 £221
£39
AgustaWestland Stand Wings £357
£306
£221 £39
Screwfix Stand Centre £374
£306
£221 £39
Screwfix Stand Wings
£340
£272
£221 £39
Thatchers Gold Terrace
£299
£240
£208
£39

Prices for Season Tickets purchased after

March 22nd
Adult
Senior/

Disabled
Young

Person
Junior
AgustaWestland Stand Premium £483 £483
£483
£483
AgustaWestland Stand Centre   £437 £380 £247
£62
AgustaWestland Stand Wings £399
£342
£247 £62
Screwfix Stand Centre £418
£342
£247 £62
Screwfix Stand Wings
£380
£304
£247 £62
Thatchers Gold Terrace
£339
£270
£234
£62

TICKET NEWS: CHARLTON ATHLETIC AWAY

Tickets for Town’s trip to Charlton Athletic are now on sale from the Huish Park Ticket Office.

Town supporters have been allocated the Jimmy Seed Stand. Tickets will be available to purchase on the night of the game from the Jimmy Seed Stand, but will be cash only. The match takes place on Tuesday 8th April with kick off being 7:45pm.

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £26.00

Over-60s – £20.00

Under-21s – £20.00

Under-18s – £10.00

Under-11s – £5.00

Disabled supporters will pay a different price according to their age. The prices are as follows:

Adults – £20.00

Over-60s – £13.00

Under-21s – £13.00

Under-18s – £10.00

Under-11s – £5.00

To purchase your tickets visit the ticket office at Huish Park or call 01935 847888.

#ALECSTOCKDAY PROGRAMME – PRE-ORDER NOW!

Programmes for the upcoming Championship clash between QPR and Yeovil Town are now available to pre-order.
 

Both clubs will celebrate the life and times of former player and manager Alec Stock when the Glovers visit W12 on Saturday.

 

And the occasion will be met with a special-edition, 100-page matchday programme, paying tribute to the man who enjoyed success at both Huish Park and Loftus Road.

 

Inside will be a selection of one-off features looking back on Stock’s time with Yeovil and QPR.

 

Click HERE to pre-order a copy.

 

Demand is already high for this programme, so buy now to avoid disappointment.

 

GARY LEFT DISAPPOINTED

Manager Gary Johnson was disappointed with his side’s inability to create chances against Ipswich Town on Tuesday night as the Glovers’ five match unbeaten run came to an end.

Christophe Berra’s first half strike from close range was enough to see Mick McCarthy’s side leave Somerset with all three points, inflicting a first defeat on Yeovil since February 8th.

Substitute Kieffer Moore struck the post in second half stoppage time but Johnson was left disappointed with the overall performance.

“The game is about percentages at the moment; the two teams at the top of the league, Leicester and Burnley, play those percentages and keep it up there and it looks like good play but if it’s not done well then it looks scrappy and I thought today it was very scrappy unfortunately.

“It’s small margins, we hit the post right at the end and a draw would’ve got us back in it but it wasn’t to be. I just said to the lads ‘you’ve had a good run but we were poor today’. We’ve got to have a good look at certain people as to what they are doing and how they are effecting the game and then we’ve got to be ready for two big games at QPR and Wigan and try and win one out of the two.”

Despite having 52% of the possession Town managed just one shot on target, leaving the Yeovil manager disappointed with his side’s creativity.

“We didn’t create any chances really did we? It was Tommy Lawrence really who was the one creating the runs and opportunities and we didn’t create enough chances and we’ve had a chat about that.

“I thought that we looked like, with the same group of players who played their hearts out against Sheffield Wednesday, a bit lacklustre; we weren’t as sharp as we were against Sheffield Wednesday so that was disappointing.

“We’ve got to look at it and we’ve got to improve going into the remaining twelve games of the season. We’re there with everybody else and we’ve got to get another little run together before the end of the season.”

The Glovers travel to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday and Johnson hasn’t ruled out changes for the visit to Loftus Road.

“We’ll have to freshen things up because there are a couple of knocks and we’ll have to wait and see how they are but everybody is going to want to play at QPR so anyone we leave out is going to be a bit disappointed.”

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V IPSWICH TOWN

Yeovil Town’s recent run of good form came to an abrupt end with a 1-0 defeat against Ipswich Town at Huish Park tonight.

Christophe Berra’s 39th minute close range finish was all that separated the two sides in an encounter that often threatened to be a good game but seemed to be constantly dampened by a succession of niggly fouls from a side well drilled at getting results when they need them. However all too often, Yeovil’s shooting was awry and visiting keeper Dean Gerken barely had a shot to save.

The result leaves Yeovil in 22nd place with a two point gap to safety after Millwall lost at Blackpool tonight. However beyond Millwall, there is a five point gap to 20th place Doncaster who beat Watford with a late goal.

Unsurprisingly, Yeovil boss Gary Johnson named the same eleven that beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 on Saturday. The returning striker Kieffer Moore had to be content with a place on the bench while Joe Ralls was serving the second of his three game ban.

But it was Tom Lawrence that impressed early on with a livewire showing. The 20-year-old winger was at the heart of everything initially and almost gave his side the lead in the second minute. He played a short corner to Luke Ayling, received the ball back and unleashed a shot that went just wide of the far post.

James Hayter volleyed over on eight minutes before Ayling’s left footed shot took a deflection that took the pace of the ball and rolled into Gerken’s arms. It was all Yeovil and it was twenty minutes before Mick McCarthy’s team had a chance but Daryl Murphy sliced his shot miles wide from Paul Anderson’s pass.

Chances for either side came via Miller (Yeovil) and Cole Skuse (Ipswich) with neither keeper troubled by them. Then, after the Tractor Boys won four corners in a row, they scored from the last of them. Stephen Hunt’s outswinging corner found the head of Tommy Smith who flicked on for Berra to finish at the far stick.

The home side gambled and took off both Miller and Hayter at half time to introduce Moore and the returning from injury Sam Hoskins. But the early chance was at the other end when Sylvan Ebanks-Blake’s low shot was saved by Marek Stech.

The game tried firing into life again but a multitude of free kicks and stoppages foiled any ebb and flow to a match that playoff chasing Ipswich needed to win as much as Yeovil for different reasons. McCarthy made all three changes in the second half while Yeovil, who looked a little lightweight in attack, made their final change with seventeen minutes to go, Adam Morgan coming on for Duane Holmes.

Murphy set up Anderson in a reverse of the earlier chance but the result was the same, this time the ball going out of the ground with a horribly sliced shot. Aaron Cresswell shot wide too before Skuse was denied by a top class diving save from Stech.

Then in the first of four minutes stoppage time, the Glovers came the closest they’d come all game. A cross was launched towards Moore who controlled, turned and fired in a brilliant shot that smashed against the post and bounced along the front of the goal, begging to be converted. But no one was there, the ball was cleared and in the end, Stech had to be at this best to thwart Murphy from wrapping the game up at the other end.

Match Report : 11/03/2014

Yeovil Town’s recent run of good form came to an abrupt end with a 1-0 defeat against Ipswich Town at Huish Park tonight. 

Christophe Berra’s 39th minute close range finish was all that separated the two sides in an encounter that often threatened to be a good game but seemed to be constantly dampened by a succession of niggly fouls from a side well drilled at getting results when they need them. However all too often, Yeovil’s shooting was awry and visiting keeper Dean Gerken barely had a shot to save. 

The result leaves Yeovil in 22nd place with a two point gap to safety after Millwall lost at Blackpool tonight. However beyond Millwall, there is a five point gap to 20th place Doncaster who beat Watford with a late goal. 

Unsurprisingly, Yeovil boss Gary Johnson named the same eleven that beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 on Saturday. The returning striker Kieffer Moore had to be content with a place on the bench while Joe Ralls was serving the second of his three game ban. 

But it was Tom Lawrence that impressed early on with a livewire showing. The 20-year-old winger was at the heart of everything initially and almost gave his side the lead in the second minute. He played a short corner to Luke Ayling, received the ball back and unleashed a shot that went just wide of the far post. 

James Hayter volleyed over on eight minutes before Ayling’s left footed shot took a deflection that took the pace of the ball and rolled into Gerken’s arms. It was all Yeovil and it was twenty minutes before Mick McCarthy’s team had a chance but Daryl Murphy sliced his shot miles wide from Paul Anderson’s pass. 

Chances for either side came via Miller (Yeovil) and Cole Skuse (Ipswich) with neither keeper troubled by them. Then, after the Tractor Boys won four corners in a row, they scored from the last of them. Stephen Hunt’s outswinging corner found the head of Tommy Smith who flicked on for Berra to finish at the far stick. 

The home side gambled and took off both Miller and Hayter at half time to introduce Moore and the returning from injury Sam Hoskins. But the early chance was at the other end when Sylvan Ebanks-Blake’s low shot was saved by Marek Stech. 

The game tried firing into life again but a multitude of free kicks and stoppages foiled any ebb and flow to a match that playoff chasing Ipswich needed to win as much as Yeovil for different reasons. McCarthy made all three changes in the second half while Yeovil, who looked a little lightweight in attack, made their final change with seventeen minutes to go, Adam Morgan coming on for Duane Holmes. 

Murphy set up Anderson in a reverse of the earlier chance but the result was the same, this time the ball going out of the ground with a horribly sliced shot. Aaron Cresswell shot wide too before Skuse was denied by a top class diving save from Stech. 

Then in the first of four minutes stoppage time, the Glovers came the closest they’d come all game. A cross was launched towards Moore who controlled, turned and fired in a brilliant shot that smashed against the post and bounced along the front of the goal, begging to be converted. But no one was there, the ball was cleared and in the end, Stech had to be at this best to thwart Murphy from wrapping the game up at the other end.

TEAM NEWS: SAME STARTING XI FOR GLOVERS

Manager Gary Johnson has named the same starting eleven that beat Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Striker Ishmael Miller has been declared fit after his brace at the weekend.

Joel Grant has dropped from the bench because of a back spasm and is replaced by Sam Hoskins.

Kieffer Moore returns to the bench after his one match suspension.

Town: Stech; Ayling, Webster, Duffy, McAllister; Lawrence, Edwards, Palazuelos, Holmes; Miller, Hayter.

Subs: Dunn, Twumasi, Lanzoni, Dawson, Moore, Morgan, Hoskins.

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Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet Championship action this Tuesday night and the Glovers will be hoping to continue a fantastic run of form as they host Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich.

Huish Park is a fantastic place to be for an evening match, under the floodlights and with the Green and White army on the crest of a wave, fans will be hoping for a repeat of Saturday’s magnificent win.

Overturning Sheffield Wednesday thanks to two Ishmael Miller goals ensured Yeovil extended their unbeaten run to five games and some pretty impressive stats to go with it.

It’s now two wins in a row at home and three clean sheets in four games. Mission Survival’ as it is being dubbed is now well underway and Yeovil are now up to 22nd in the table, just one spot away from safety.

As it stands, Yeovil are two points behind Millwall, but crucially have a game in hand, win that and continue in decent form and simple maths says we’ll leap frog them – if only football was that easy!

As for Ipswich, they are sat comfortably in the top half of the table; they lie in 9th just four points outside of the play-off places. They will no doubt be thinking that starting a run of form now might just give them a chance of sneaking into the end of season shake up.

However, on Saturday they faced a Middlesbrough side that hadn’t scored in a very long time, over eleven hours. But despite that a Danny Graham double put the Tractor Boys to the sword as they came away on the wrong end of a 2-0 score line.

As an aside, any Ipswich fan that has done both Middlesbrough and Yeovil away will have travelled just short of 1000 miles in four days to get from Portman Road to the games and back.

Prior to the weekend’s game, it has been a mixed bag of results over the past couple of months. Wins against Birmingham, Bolton and Reading stand out as decent results, but slipping up against Millwall, Barnsley and Leicester probably cancel out those first three.

Recently, Ipswich had added some Premier League experience to their side, Jonny Williams, a Welsh international midfielder has signed on loan from Crystal Palace. One member of their squad who may return to action is full back Frazer Richardson, the Middlesbrough loanee had to miss out against his parent club on Saturday. For Yeovil, the squad edges closer to complete set of fit and available players as Kieffer Moore is able to return after suspension.

Joe Ralls will miss out again after his red card against Reading. Elsewhere, Liam Davis was sent to St George’s Park for some intense treatment on his foot injury. Sam Foley won’t be involved either as he joined Shrewsbury Town on loan on Friday afternoon.

When the two sides met earlier in the season, also on a Tuesday night, Ipswich came out on top with a 2-1 win. Joel Grant had given Yeovil a half time lead with a thunderbolt of a goal, but second half goals from Daryl Murphy and Aaron Cresswell had secured the points.

Prior to that, the two clubs had only met once before, a League Cup tie in 2005. Darren Way and Kevin Gall scored in a brilliant 2-0 win for the Glovers.

The same again tomorrow night, could take Yeovil out of the bottom three.

The other sides in the bottom six are also in action over the course of the next 48 hours; Barnsley host top of the table Leicester, Millwall and Blackpool meet in Lancashire, Doncaster play Watford and bottom side Charlton play on Wednesday against Huddersfield.

As ever, it’s down to the green and whites to do their own job first and winning their game will do just fine. It’s a battle of the countryside sides this Tuesday night at Huish Park and the Glovers need your support.

Tickets are available right up until kick off, but if you can’t make it the usual nod in the direction of Glovers Player (You can currently sign up for a free 14 day trial) or the club’s many social networks.

Famous Fans; who might you bump into waiting for a hot dog?
Bill Oddie, Will Young, John Motson and Julie Andrews (yes, Mary Poppins is an Ipswich fan!) As well as many of the cast of hit film “Escape to victory” as many of the scenes were shot with Ipswich Town players at the time.

A foot in both camps.
Ed Upson, Asmir Begovic, Craig Calver, Simon Betts, Dean Bowditch, Rory Fallon, Stephen Henderson, Darryl Knights, Alex McCarthy, George O’Callaghan, Jaime Peters, Andros Townsend, Super Gavin Williams and of course, Marcus Stewart.

CHAIRMAN JOINS PASSION FOR SOMERSET

Yeovil Town chairman John Fry has joined  Passion for Somerset, the newly-formed  group of industry leaders set up to encourage business and enterprise throughout the county.

Mr Fry went to the second meeting of the group today (Tues, March 11th) at Taunton School…and took the play off final trophy for its final public outing before being returned to the Football League.

The chairman told the meeting how Yeovil Town was a major business in Somerset, employing 260 people on a matchday and with a core staff of 50.

He told how Yeovil, with its population of 42,000, was represented by 20,000 fans at the Wembley play- off final.  And he added that on days of a home game an average of 2,500 visitors were attracted to the town.

But, said Mr Fry, the team Yeovil beat last Saturday – Sheffield Wednesday – had a 40,000 seat stadium. Yeovil Town’s capacity was 9,000, he said, and investment in the stadium was vital.

“We have a vision at Yeovil Town and we must go for it,” said Mr. Fry.

Andrew Scott, CEO of the Ascot Group  and a founder of Passion for Somerset, said Yeovil Town had been transformed, and was a great cause for the group to support.

John Fry said after the meeting:”I found it very useful to meet the business leaders.  They were very supportive of our ambitions, and the club was welcomed as a major business in the county.”

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Fans have 11 days remaining to take advantage of the great early bird offer.

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PICK UP YOUR COPY OF ‘GREEN&WHITE’

Yeovil Town’s matchday programme ‘green&white’ will be on sale tonight from the usual programme booths around Huish Park.
 

In tonight’s edition we speak to Duane Holmes about his spell on loan from Huddersfield Town and his time so far at Huish Park.

Interviews include Ipswich defender Luke Chambers and darts players Kevin Painter and Keith Deller.

 

Our ‘Spotlight On’ features right-back Luke Ayling plus we have the regular columns from Gary Johnson, Byron Webster, Martin McConachie and Chris Spittles.

Make sure you pick up your copy of Green & White!

You can also download Green&White onto your iPhone or iPad by clicking here.

GOALDEN GATE LOTTERY WEEK 41

The birth date drawn today was 12/06/37 was shared between Ms P Crisp and Ms J Murphy. Next week’s prize will be £100.

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BEN’S BETS

After a pretty disastrous start to my tipping career – who saw that Bolton result at Leeds coming? – We’re back and looking for some winners in Tuesday night’s football league action.

Firstly in the Championship, Blackpool have been on a horrible run and this Tuesday night they host fellow strugglers Millwall.

Millwall recorded a brilliant win away at Derby on Saturday and can be backed to repeat that feat at a tasty 2/1.

However, it’s make or break time for Blackpool as well, it’s possible that these two sides are going to cancel each other out, some I’m putting this one down as a draw.

Blackpool v Millwall – DRAW @ 9/4

Staying in the division and two sides who were involved in somewhat surprising results at the weekends meet in Derby.

The Rams host Bolton who thrashed Leeds at the weekend.

Bolton have scored nine goals in their last two games and Yeovil fans know all too well about the scoring prowess of Derby County.

So, I’m not playing the result market here, but suggesting that you simply select the “Yes” option under the “Both teams to score” market.

Derby v Bolton – Both to score, “YES” @ 4/6

Into League One and we’re going to get a little bit adventurous.

Brentford host Tranmere and the two sides are currently going through a very different spell.

The Bees are flying at the top of the table while Tranmere are sat dangerously close to the bottom three.

It would be too easy to back the London side and to be honest the odds of 2/5 are hardly the tempting odds.

But if you think that Brentford will win and win comfortably, then you can back them on the handicap market.

Giving Tranmere a one goal head start will give you odds of 6/5, so long as the home side win by more than one goal, then the bet is a winner.

Brentford v Tranmere – Brentford (-1 Handicap) @ 6/5

One more from this division and it may be a bit of a surprise, so some may want to leave this one out.

Stevenage’s win over Tranmere on Saturday stretched their unbeaten run to five games and on Tuesday they host Preston North End.

Preston are playing well themselves, but with Graham Westley in charge of Stevenage, he’d love nothing more than to get one over on his old side.

It’s a home win for me here, Preston will have a long drive on their hands and could end up going home with nothing.

Stevenage v Preston – Stevenage win @ 21/10

For my final selection it’s time to drop into League Two.

It’s a mid-table clash down at the Memorial Ground as Bristol Rovers host Dagenham and Redbridge.

The Daggers were in the South West at the weekend as they drew 2-2 with Exeter, but it’s the Gas who are heading in an upward trajectory.

A 2-1 win over promotion chasing Plymouth topped off a decent run of results over recent weeks.

So, here’s another home win, with odds of 21/20 it’s not the shortest priced side on the midweek coupon either.

Bristol Rovers v Dagenham and Redbridge – Bristol Rovers win @ 21/20

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THE YTFC SPECIAL

As for goings on at Huish Park, my Yeovil special bet can only really surround one man.

Ishmael Miller’s brace at the weekend secured a fantastic win against Sheffield Wednesday.

The Nottingham Forest loanee can be backed to score first at 6/1, to score at any time at 7/4 or what about a repeat of his weekend antics?

A Miller brace is 10/1 and if takes home the match ball, it returns a nice 50/1.

But, Sky Bet offer a “Wincast” bet.

So, for Ishmael Miller to score at any time in the match and the Glovers to go on and win the game is priced up at 100/30.

That’s over 3/1 and that’s far too good to turn down on both his, and Yeovil’s, current form.

YTFC SPECIAL – Ishmael Miller “Wincast” – @ 100/30

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LUNDSTRAM RECALLED BY EVERTON

Everton have recalled midfielder John Lundstram from his loan spell at Huish Park.

The 20-year-old had been with the Glovers since November and made 16 starts and one substitute appearance in all competitions.

Lundstram, who scored twice for the Glovers contributed to the Championship side’s fight against relegation but found game time hard to come by in recent weeks.

The Liverpool-born youngster will now return to strengthen Everton Under-21s’ run-in.

LOAN WATCH: SAM AND JOEY BOTH FEATURE

Yeovil Town have two first team squad members out on loan, and we look at how they got on this weekend.

Firstly, in League One, Sam Foley made his debut for Shrewsbury as they lost 3-2 against fellow strugglers Bristol City.

The Shrews new number 10 had signed on loan from the Glovers for a month and played his first 90 minutes within 48 hours of signing on the dotted line.

Bristol City had taken the lead twice but had seen their lead pegged back through Tamika Mkandawire and Paul Parry.

Joe Bryan scored a winner late on to keep the Shrews in the drop zone.

Foley will be hoping for more minutes, some goals and that vital match fitness that will benefit both Shrewsbury and then Yeovil when he returns.

Dropping down into the Skrill Premier Division and Joey Jones is currently into his second month with Woking.

The defender was a late substitute in their 2-0 win over Southport on Saturday.

Jones was making his first appearance in the squad after spending three matches out of the side following a red card against Dartford in late February.

Centre-back Jones, who is yet to make his first team debut for the Glovers, came on in the 78th minute to sure up the defence and see the game out.

Joey Jones in action at the weekend. Picture courtesy of David Holmes.

The two Woking goals were both scored by former Yeovil Town player, Scott Rendell notched the first and Kieran Murtagh wrapped up the points shortly before the end.

It’s a quick turnaround for Woking who face top-of-the-table Luton live on BT Sport next Monday night.

Jones will be hoping to get back into the starting eleven and show his ability at keeping the best attackers in the division quiet.

GARY DELIGHTED WITH FORM

After picking up more points than any other team in the bottom six in the last five fixtures manager Gary Johnson is delighted with his players’ form.

The Glovers’ 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday at Huish Park at the weekend extended Yeovil’s unbeaten run to five matches, a run of form which Johnson believes has opened up the battle to avoid relegation.

“It was a super win,” said Johnson. “We had a lot of commitment out there and a lot of effort. Sheffield Wednesday were in a rich vein of form themselves so it’s nice to go five unbeaten – three draws, two wins – with another home game coming up again on Tuesday against Ipswich.

“It’s still very tight with all the other teams getting results as well – Charlton would’ve had a little bit of a heart-attack today with the results – but we’re certainly in there and we probably have dragged a few other teams in towards us so instead of four teams it’s probably six or seven now in the mire at the bottom.”

Last season in the English second tier 55 points were required to stave off relegation to League One, but Johnson believes that number will be much lower this season.

“It looked like you didn’t need 50 – even though 54 got you relegated last season – then we felt it wouldn’t take 50, and I still don’t think it will, but I think you need to get around the same number of points as games so around 46/47/48 points, that sort of thing.

“But it depends what other teams do, so you just have to worry about yourself and put a run of form together. It’s not about winning the odd game it’s about getting some form over a period of time and I’m pleased to say we’ve got that going.”

I’LL PLAY WITH ONE LEG SAYS ISHMAEL

After Saturday’s 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday striker Ishmael Miller believes the confidence boasted by the squad could make the difference in Yeovil’s bid to avoid relegation.

Miller’s brace ensured Town’s unbeaten run was extended to five matches at the weekend and the Nottingham Forest loanee is full of praise for the current confidence level amongst the players.

“I’m very delighted that we got the three points,” said Miller.  “We’re on a very good run at the moment and we’re are going in to matches with a lot of confidence, and it’s a vital part of the season where every point in every game matters so I’m delighted to be going in to matches with confidence and another it’s another great three points for us.”

The 27-year-old has scored seven goals in 13 appearances since arriving at Huish Park making him the Glovers’ current top scorer.

Whilst Miller feels he could have added a few more goals to his tally, the former Manchester City striker is more concerned with Yeovil escaping the clutches of relegation in the SkyBet Championship.

“I’m pleased with my goals but I could have got a few more, but you’ve always got to strive for more. I feel like I could have added two or three  – obviously the missed penalty against Leeds – I’m obviously happy but I’d be more happy if the team could get out of the relegation dogfight we’re in at the minute.

“The momentum going into games and the confidence is very high at the minute and we’re going into training and the team spirit and camaraderie is very high.

 “That’s what we need going into a relegation fight as we need that from every player in the squad. Credit to the coaching staff who have created a great team spirit within the club.”

Despite coming off with 20 minutes remaining against the Owls, Miller is confident he’ll be available for tomorrow’s match against Ipswich.

“I’ll do whatever I need to do to get out there – I’ll play with one leg if I have to but obviously the ice on my hamstring was just precautionary.”