Month: July 2014


Gary Johnson “cannot wait” for the start of the SkyBet League One campaign in a little over a week’s time after a 2-1 win over Plymouth Argyle last night.

Yeovil entertain Doncaster at Huish Park next Saturday and the Town boss is looking forward to the competitive nature of league football after strikes from Liam Davis and Sam Hoskins earned Johnson’s side victory at Home Park.

“As I said to the lads, the game was good for two things, really. One was that it gave us another bit of fitness and the other was that we won, but that was about it. I can’t wait for the three points because I’m getting fed up playing for nothing and at the minute the boys look like they’re playing for nothing.

“We need to now start playing for something and we need those three points, which I am hoping will give us that edge that we haven’t quite got yet.

“But, I’ve asked them to take responsibility themselves to make sure they look like they’re competing, that they’re working on their games, that they’re talking about their game and living the game because I want us to create more chances for ourselves than we are at the minute. That’s a technical thing.”

The squad are now enjoying a short training camp in Cornwall ahead of the final two pre-season fixtures against Truro and Dorchester, and former Nottingham Forest midfielder Simon Gillett has once again joined up with the Glovers.

“Simon Gillett will be joining us on our training camp, I’ve let him have a think about what he wants to do for his future so I haven’t lost total hope with him just yet.”


Town travelled to Devon to take on Plymouth Argyle in their penultimate pre-season friendly before taking on Truro City on Saturday.

Goals in the first half from Rueben Reid and a superb effort from Liam Davis saw the teams head into half time level.

Town took the lead with ten minutes to go when substitute Sam Hoskins shot deflected past McCormick and bobbled into the net.

The hosts took the lead when former Glover Reid jinked his way into the area and slotted home past Weale in the Yeovil goal.

The Glovers drew level just before the half hour mark when Davis picked the ball up 20 yards out from goal. The winger looked up and curled a superb effort into the far corner, leaving keeper Luke McCormick with no chance.

Gary Johnson made two changes on the hour mark with James Hayter and Jakub Sokolik being replaced by Ajay Leitch-Smith and Ben Nugent.

With just under twenty minutes remaining Johnson made more changes with Moloney, Hoskins and Ralph coming on to replace Smith, Twumasi and Dawson.

Hoskins scored Town’s second when his long range effort took a deflection and wrong footed keeper McCormick and bobbled into the net.

Town: Weale, Twumasi, Smith, Edwards, Sokolik, Martin, Dawson, Foley, Hayter, Moore, Davis.

Subs: Krysiak, Ralph, Nugent, Lanzoni, Brooks, Leitch-Smith, Moloney, Hoskins.


Yeovil Town are pleased to be offering all kids free entry to our first home game against Doncaster Rovers.

That’s free entry for every single Under 16 on the opening day, so bring the whole family to what promises to be an exciting start to the 2014/15 season!

The game will also be a family fun day with the Western Gazette providing goody bags, face painting and handing out the Green & White clappers to create a #wallofcolour.

To book your tickets or for more information call 01935 847888 or click here.


The Glovers have today confirmed the squad numbers for the 2014/15 Sky Bet League One Campaign.

Manager Gary Johnson leads Town into the new season with nine new additions.

Striker Ajay Leitch-Smith will wear the number 10 shirt, goalkeeper Chris Weale will wear number one with Artur Krysiak handed the number 12 jersey.

Defender Aaron Martin will wear number 5 with fellow centre back Jakub Sokolik wearing number 6.

Midfielder James Berrett has been assigned number 8 whilst new defender Nathan Smith will wear number 3 and Brendan Moloney has been handed number 2.

A full list of squad numbers are listed below.

1. Chris Weale

2. Brendan Moloney

3. Nathan Smith

4. Joe Edwards

5. Aaron Martin

6. Jakub Sokolik

7. Kevin Dawson

8. James Berrett

9. James Hayter

10. Ajay Leitch-Smith

11. Sam Foley

12. Artur Krysiak

13. Kieffer Moore

14. Sam Hoskins

15. Seth Twumasi

16. Nathan Ralph

17. Joel Grant

18. Matteo Lanzoni

19. Liam Davis

20. Ben Nugent

21. Calvin Brooks

22. Gareth Stewart


Town return to pre-season action tonight against League Two side Plymouth Argyle.

The match against John Sheridan’s men kicks off at Home Park at 7.45pm.

After the game Town will be staying in the Cornwall area for more training before heading to Truro City on Saturday (3.00pm kick off) and our official YouTube Channel will bring you videos and pictures from the stay in Cornwall.

Tickets for tonight’s match are priced at: £11 for adults, £9 for over 65s and students, and £6 for under 18s.

Tickets for Saturday’s trip to Truro City are priced at: Adult – £10.00, Concessions – £7.00, Under 16’s – £3.00.



Whoever said life isn’t a dress rehearsal was lying. This August Yeovil Town is supporting Prostate Cancer UK in celebrating the opening fixtures of the 2014/15 Football League season with a #Shirt2Work day as part of The Football League’s ‘Wall of Colour’ initiative.

Prostate Cancer UK has formed one of the most formidable teams in the country – Men United. We’re encouraging Town fans to sign for Men United with a fun Friday fundraiser to give prostate cancer a real beating this season. With the new season kicking off on 9th August, it’s time to let everyone know in your office who you support.

It’s really quite simple. Ask your colleagues in the office to wear their favourite club’s shirt or colours on your chosen #Shirt2Work day. And ask them to donate £2. The money raised will go towards helping to revolutionise the way prostate cancer is detected and treated.

To get involved and download a #Shirt2Work pack visit


So the summer is almost over and Yeovil Town are back in action in just a couple of weeks time.

With pre-season friendlies, the new kit reveal and Gary Johnson announcing that Yeovil is the place he wants to be, relegation from the SkyBet Championship will not stop us Town fans being excited for the 2014/15 campaign.

It has been a fantastic summer for the beautiful game with the World Cup delivering all we could hope for, except maybe England progressing a bit further. 

It had goals, the story of the underdog in Costa Rica and controversy, where else would you be able to bite a fellow competitor and still secure a 75 million pound move to Barcelona? It is fair to say the nation were hooked and when hosts Brazil got taught a lesson by Germany, it is one of those sporting moments where we will all remember where we were!

As the World Cup came to a close, the football fix we all needed was very much alive with the transfer market being as gripping as ever, here are my top transfers of the summer:






Who could forget the multi million pound move to Yeovil for…okay so those words are never to be uttered around Huish Park but we wouldn’t change that for the world and it certainly has been a busy summer for Gary Johnson.

The arrival of no less than nine new faces all ready for pre-season has been a welcome change for fans and already it does not seem like such a new team. Here are my ones to watch for the new season:

AJ Leitch-Smith – A relatively unknown striker in League One following a career at Crewe but is already making a name for himself as pre-season top scorer. He has the potential to make for fans favourite and will be causing defences all sorts of problems.

Jakub Sokolik – Dominating centre halves have been important for Yeovil Town over the last two years and we have certainly been spoilt with the likes of Byron Webster, Dan Burn and Shane Duffy. Having beaten Phil Brown to his signature, it is already easy to see why Gary was keen to snap him up. He is an aerial threat and is domineering in his position, he will be important for Yeovil this season.


Joe Edwards – So he may not be a new addition, in fact Town fans know him extremely well, but he is going to be one to watch in League One. Some may say it is because he has always been my favourite player but I know I am not that bias! Joe was one of the stand out performers in the Championship and “Mr Versatile” made his centre mid spot his own. Having captained the side throughout pre-season, this is the year that could get him noticed by all, although selfishly I hope not too much!

So, as we all look forward to the start of the season, I also cannot wait to share my football views with you every week, I hope you enjoy my blog and I am sure I will be mentioning some great results for Yeovil Town.


Yeovil manager Gary Johnson was pleased with his side’s first half performance before tiredness led to Cardiff coming away comfortable 4-1 victors from Huish Park.

AJ Leitch-Smith scored his sixth goal of pre-season to give the Glovers a first half lead before four second half goals from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side condemned Town to defeat.

However, Johnson was left pleased with aspects of the game as well as the benefits of all but one of the starting eleven completing 90 minutes.

“Certain parts of the game went well for us, certainly early on. The first 45 minutes we played our game and looked nice and compact when we didn’t have it and gave them a problem when we did.

“The squad need 90 minutes each now so I tried to do that but Brendan Moloney had a yellow card and a cut to the head so that’s why I changed that one. But because of our tiredness and maybe not quite having 90 minutes in us they came out on with their top team and were very assured and they showed us that we’re not quite ready to take on a team in the second half who are totally fresh with the ability that the team they brought on had.

“I think today was about us giving our boys as near 90 minutes as we could whatever Cardiff did; they obviously had two very strong sides and the second side was probably a little bit stronger than the first so it caught us as we were tiring and as they were up for it as it were, but they had some quality players come on in the second half and that opened us up a little bit.”

With the opening League One fixture at home to Doncaster under two weeks away, Johnson was full of praise for goal scorer Leitch-Smith, as well as revealing there are still places to be won in the starting eleven.

“He brought a good save out of Marshall as well before the goal, but he’s looked bright and again he’s got a couple of weeks to get a bit of sharpness about him as well. But some of the lads have pencilled themselves into the starting line-up and some haven’t and there’s still competition for places in some areas.”


Goals from Nicola Cousins and Helen Bleazard against mid-table rivals Millwall secured Yeovil’s third win of the season.

The Glovers who took the lead in the 13th minute when Cousins stabbed home from close range after the Millwall defence failed to clear their lines following a Helen Bleazard free-kick.

On 21 minutes, Ellie Curson had an angled shot turned behind for a corner by Lionesses’ keeper Sarah Quantrill.

Lily Agg attempted a long range effort that was saved by Howard on 34 minutes as the Lionesses looked to find an equaliser.

In the second half, Yeovil made a bright start as debutant Sarah Wiltshire was denied by a one-handed save by Quantrall in the 52nd minute.

Wiltshire almost opened her account for the Glovers seven minutes later after she jinked through the Millwall defence, but was unable to find the target.

On 69 minutes, Yeovil keeper Howard produced a stunning one-handed save to tip a shot from Agg over the bar.

The hosts doubled their lead in the 73rd minute through a sweetly struck free-kick from Bleazard from the edge of the penalty area after Wiltshire had been fouled as they marked their return to WSL action with a victory.


Yeovil: (4-2-3-1) Howard, Cousins, Edwards, Haigh, Kirby, Radburn-Lorton, Pearson (Sherwood 83), Curson (Stewart 85), Wiltshire, Cook (Bray 89)

Subs not used: Whitton, Tewkesbury, Cossens, Brazell,


Millwall: (4-3-3) Quantrill, Cole, Dempster (Mackie 53), Davies, Strugnell, Rutherford, Maresevic (Lamb 64), Agg, Billson, Stenning (Albert 73), Perry

Subs not used: Albert, Maple, Tuison

Bookings: Billson (87)

Att: 182

Ref: S. Ogles


Yeovil face Watford on Saturday 2nd August at the Jones Stadium in a 6.00pm KO.

You can book tickets by visiting or by paying cash on the day costing £4.00 adults / £2.50 concessions.

Season tickets for all remaining games are also available, with adults costing just £12.50 and £5.00 concessions, which will allow entry to all 5 remaining home games this season. Visit for more info.


Yeovil’s final home friendly of the pre-season ended in a 4-1 defeat to Championship side Cardiff City this afternoon.

A J Leitch-Smith put the Glovers ahead in the first half but after the break, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s side turned on the style and replied four times; twice through sub Kenwyne Jones and one apiece from Adam Le Fondre and Matt Connolly.

The Bluebirds changed their entire starting eleven during the game while home boss Gary Johnson opted to make the one change in the ninety minutes as the Town prepare for their three final warm up games against Plymouth, Truro and Dorchester Town, all away from home.

The Bluebirds named a strong looking starting lineup including the likes of David Marshall, Kagisho Dikgacoi and new summer signing Adam Le Fondre. For Yeovil, there was no sign of three of the four trialists, only Ebo Andoh making it to the bench.

With more than 800 noisy Welshmen behind them, the game began in a carnival atmosphere and those fans were on their feet in the fourth minute when Brendan Moloney pulled down Le Fondre on the edge of the box. It would likely have been a red card in a competitive game but with it being a friendly, and partly due to the intervention of visiting manager Solksjaer, ref Kevin Johnson issued a yellow card. Le Fondre almost gained perfect revenge but his free kick cannoned off the bar.

Leitch-Smith has been impressive in pre-season netting five times and he almost made it six when a Ben Turner clearance hit Kieffer Moore and rebounded to him but his shot was saved well by Marshall.

Javi Guerra and Mats Daehli both wasted chances to give Cardiff the lead with weak efforts and it was punished as Yeovil took the lead on seventeen minutes. A long ball in from the left wing saw Kieffer Moore, Marshall and Ben Turner all jump to meet it. Moore got there first, Turner took his keeper out and Moore’s header rolled to Leitch-Smith who tapped home.

Marshall was hurt in the incident and was replaced by Simon Moore immediately after the goal. Le Fondre shot at Artur Krysiak and Guerra was also denied by the Pole as the half closed. Moore went close with a sidefoot finish that crept wide of the post.

Cardiff came out a changed side although only two subs were used by Solksjaer at the break. They seemed to step up a gear and equalised on the ten minute mark. A ball in from the left saw sub Nicky Maynard crumple under a challenge and ref Johnson pointed to the spot. Le Fondre sent Krysiak the wrong way with his finish.

Cardiff then made four changes on the hour introducing among others Peter Whittingham and Kenwyne Jones and the former Premier League pair looked good in their half hour cameos. Whittingham swung in a corner within a couple of minutes of his appearance; the ball found Matt Connolly on the left and after turning the right back inside and out, fired in a shot that Krysiak couldn’t hold.

Yeovil replied with Kieffer Moore testing his namesake and Moloney scooting an effort just wide of Moore’s post but it was soon 3-1 as after some neat interchange passing down the left flank, Jones met Declan John’s cross with an emphatic finish into an empty net.

The visitors made two more changes and Gary Johnson swapped Moloney for Seth Twumasi with eighteen minutes remaining. Joe Edwards, captaining the side again, went close with a far post header that went just wide but Cardiff were still looking likely to score. Fabio da Silva, on for John, sprinted down the left and crossed for Jones but his shot was blocked well by some desperate defending.

Nicky Maynard pulled his shot wide from the right channel on 83 minutes and as time ticked towards the final whistle, Jones sprang the offside trap and cut inside before showing his class and slotting in the fourth past Krysiak.


The Club are pleased to reveal the brand new home kit to be worn during the 2014/15 season.

The new kit will again feature the green and white hoops, but this season the green stripe will feature more hoops inside.

The kit is once again made by Sondico and will again show the main sponsor W&S Recycling Services on the front, this season the sponsors logo will be included in the shirt rather than attached like last season’s.

Chairman John Fry said: "We are delighted that W+S Recycling Services have extended their main sponsorship of the football club.

"Our sincere thanks go to Geoff Thompson along with everyone at W+S for their continued support of Yeovil Town."

The back of the shirt will show a new sponsor with Thatchers Cider agreeing a three-year deal to have their logo on the back of both home and away kits.

Commercial manager Dave Linney said: "We are delighted that Thatchers Cider have agreed to continue with their fantastic support of Yeovil Town Football Club.

"We are proud to associate ourselves alongside the Thatchers brand which is recognised both nationally and internationally.

"As always special thanks go to Martin Thatcher and Chris Milton for their continued support of the club."

The shorts will be white with the same green and white effect down the sides. The shorts will again show the sponsor A.J. Wakely & Sons on the back.

The socks will be all white with the option to change to all green if needed.

The new home shirt will be available to pre-order from the club store from Monday morning priced at £40 for adults and £30 for junior sizes.

The club will also have a new away shirt this season, which will be revealed soon.


Sky Bet, Title Sponsor of The Football League, are today launching the Sky Bet Transfer Fund, which gives one fan the chance to win £250,000 for their Football League club to spend on new players in the January transfer window – and collect an individual cash prize of £5,000!

Fans who bet with Sky Bet will earn a token for every pound they spend, putting them in with a chance of winning the £250,000 Transfer Fund for their club in a draw in December 2014.

New and existing Sky Bet customers are eligible to win the Sky Bet Transfer Fund by simply linking their account to the Football League club they support.

By switching from their current bookmaker and betting with Sky Bet, fans will give their club a better chance of collecting the £250,000 to boost its player-buying power in January.

Sky Bet Transfer Fund Ambassador Jim White said: “The Sky Bet Transfer Fund is a great opportunity for a Football League club fan to make a real difference to the finances at his or her club.”

Sky Bet Head of Sponsorship Edwin Martin added: “This season, we wanted to give fans another reason for making us their favourite online bookmaker.


“We know that Football League fans do a huge amount to support their clubs. But for those who like to have a flutter on the football, a simple change to their betting routine could result in a huge cash boost in time for the January transfer window.”

To sign up for the Sky Bet Transfer Fund and start collecting tokens now, click here.

Full terms and conditions can be found on the Sky Bet Transfer Fund Website.


Yeovil Town Manager Gary Johnson opened the new Dementia friendly gardens at Yeovil Hospital’s Magnolia House yesterday.


Magnolia ward is an assessment and treatment ward for older people who suffer from mental health problems but predominantly for people who suffer from dementia. The nursing staff work closely with patients families and carers to provide individualized care, to identify the patients future care needs and work closely with other professionals, the patient and their family to plan the patients discharge from the ward.


The ward has received considerable investment over the last 12 months aimed at improving the environment for our patients.


The Yeovil manger arrived to find a totally themed garden at the hospital with green and white bunting, kit pictures, flags and posters as our pictures show.


Hours of work had been put in by nursing assistants and Dawn Turnbull and Barry Crossan to turn the garden into a shrine to Yeovil Town and several of the staff where dressed in Yeovil shirts.


After some strawberries and a cream tea Gary was given a conducted tour of the facility and planted a tree (well put a liitle bit of earth into the hole like HRH does!!)  and his visit certainly gave the patients a lift on such a wonderfully sunny afternoon.


The ward is currently undergoing internal refurbishment which will lead to every patient having a single bedroom and 7 bedrooms will have en-suite toilet and shower facilities. This will improve privacy and dignity on the ward.


In addition to the internal refurbishment the ward has also had its garden redeveloped to ensure patients have access to safe and therapeutic outside space.


Patients with dementia have the same needs for outside space as everyone else. Research from the Alzheimers Society and the University of Sterling identified the benefits of having an accessible garden which include:


  • Being able to get out in the fresh air and natural light
  • Getting exercise
  • Relaxing in the garden
  • Providing a sense of wellbeing
  • Being able to do things they would have done at home.


The Magnolia ward garden has:

  • A sensory area with plants that stimulate the sense of smell, grasses that blow and rustle in the wind, and a water feature which aids relaxation
  • Raised flower beds that are accessible to both disabled and able bodied people. Patients have planted and grown vegetables including lettuce, courgettes, and cucumber as well as strawberries, tomatoes. This has provided patients with a sense of pleasure and satisfaction at the end results.
  • A potting bench used by patients to pot plants
  • Bird bath and bird feeders to attract birds
  • A secure and safe outside space where patients are able to wander and continued to be observed by nursing staff. The floor is smooth and on one level so that patients can walk around safely.
  • A summerhouse which provides an important shelter in hot weather but also allows for the garden to be used when the weather isn’t as nice

2014/15 KIT UPDATE

Following advice from our kit manufacturers Sondico, Yeovil Town will be delaying the sale of their new home and away kit until late August.


Sondico apologies for this delay, but they want to ensure that the quality of the products meet the high standards set in previous years.

Graphics of the new home strip will be revealed on at 11am this morning (Friday 25th).

The new away shirt will be revealed in due course.


Four Yeovil Town fans got a big surprise on Thursday afternoon when they had their season tickets delivered by hand.

Joe Edwards and Sam Foley went out and about to deliver season tickets to unsuspecting fans.

Young Glovers Jack and Sam Fuller were the first to receive their season tickets from the two midfielders and were shocked when they opened their front door.

A short trip to Martock followed to visit brother and sister Shane and Ruby Northam.

Whilst enjoying a cold drink and a chat on the family sofa, Sam and Joe were given a lesson on how to make loom bands.

The club will be doing more deliveries, so keep an eye out for a couple of players knocking at your door!


The Away Travel Club and local business Jones Building Group have joined forces to donate a new Go Pro Camera.

The new camera will be used by the medical department along with the coaches during their training sessions.

The camera will also be used by the media department to capture videos of the players in action and to video games from alternative angles.

Everyone at Yeovil Town would like to thank both The Away Travel Club and Jones Building Group for their kind donation.

Pictured above is Away Travel Club representative Mark Kelly, Coach Darren Way and Managing Director of Jones Building Group Mark Porter.


Yeovil Town is calling on Glovers supporters to show their true colours for our opening home match of the new season against Doncaster Rovers on Saturday 9th August.

As the new Sky Bet Football League season kicks-off, fans across the country are being set the challenge of creating a ‘Wall of Colour’ at their side’s opening home league match.  Fans can get involved by donning their club’s famous colours, as well as finding the most innovative ways to show off their love for their team through social media using #WallofColour.


Town will be looking to kick off the new season in style, with the first home result often proving a useful pointer to a team’s prospects for the season ahead.  Last season, none of the 10 clubs that won promotion from the Sky Bet Championship, League 1 or League 2 lost their first home league match. Additionally, none of the 9 clubs that were ultimately relegated won their opening home game.


Gary Johnson is looking to Town fans to play their part in getting by making Huish Park a sea of Green and White and creating a memorable atmosphere to inspire the team.

Under 16’s can gain FREE entry in the game against Doncaster Rovers. To find out more about this offer click here.


Shaun Harvey, the Chief Executive of The Football League, said: “The beginning of the new season is always a special time, with supporters full of hope and expectation that this season is going to be their year.


“It’s great to see Gary Johnson calling on fans to create a Wall of Colour at Huish Park and I hope that Yeovil Town supporters rise to the challenge.  Every side will want to make a strong start to the new season and the three points on offer could go on to make all the difference when the trophies are being handed out next Spring.”


An A J Leitch-Smith double gave Yeovil Town a 2-0 victory over non-league Bristol Rovers at a sultry Huish Park tonight.

The former Crewe man struck eighteen seconds into the second half and added a second ten minutes later as the Glovers maintained their unbeaten pre-season run, extending it to five games.

Rovers had the best of the first half possession wise but faded after the break and Yeovil’s counter-attacking almost brought goals for sub Kieffer Moore but manager Gary Johnson had to settle for two goals and the first clean sheet of the summer.

The first half was nothing to write home about with chances at an absolute premium, in fact only four in total and two for each team. Yeovil’s pair came first with Trialist B’s cross shot going wide of the far post and

Trialist A forcing a save from former Glovers keeper Steve Mildenhall. Rovers chances were well wide of the target with Lee Brown pulling a shot wide of the far post and Jake Gosling, going for the spectacular finish, volleying way over.

Manager Johnson made five changes at the break throughout the team and withdrawing two of the trial players and the move paid instant dividends.  One of the subs, Kieffer Moore crossed into the danger zone and A J Leitch-Smith tucked it home from close range.

Another sub, Seth Twumasi, then crossed from the right flank, the ball was flicked on for Leitch-Smith to volley home for his fifth goal of the pre-season build up. He then nearly added a third two minutes later but Mildenhall saved in the Rovers goal.

Yeovil keeper Chris Weale had been a virtual spectator for most of the game but he produced a fantastic save on the hour from Jamie White. Mark McChrystal then blazed well over after a corner was cleared to him 25 yards out.

Moore then almost headed in at the far post from a long hanging cross from Seth Twumasi and as Yeovil pressed to finish the game off, Sam Foley’s shot was deflected for a corner and Moore headed over from the resultant flag kick.

Moore had the last chance of the game, a low effort from thirty yards that was tipped around the post by Mildenhall; the crowd of 1,498 going home satisfied at another creditable pre-season performance from the Glovers.


Yeovil Town will play their second pre-season friendly at Huish Park this evening when the take on non-league outfit Bristol Rovers.

Manager Gary Johnson will welcome Darrell Clarke and his Rovers squad to Huish Park for the 7.45pm kick-off.

Home fans will be situated in the newly named Tamburino Stand and the Rovers fans will be situated in the Screwfix Stand.

Tickets are priced at:

Adults – £10

Seniors (over 65) – £5

Young Person (16-21) – £5

Juniors – (U16) – £2

To purchase your tickets call 01935 847888.

The marquee at Huish Park will be open from 6pm and will be open for both home and away fans.


Yeovil Town maintained their unbeaten start to the pre-season with a 1-1 draw against Championship visitors Reading this afternoon.

Pavel Pogrebnyak had given the Royals a 47th minute lead with a close range header but Trialist B, who had seen an effort tipped onto the crossbar minutes earlier, headed home with twenty minutes left to give Gary Johnson’s men a deserved share of the spoils.

The Yeovil manager had created a buzz pre-match by naming former Glovers winger Andy Welsh in his starting eleven and also giving a game to former Town loanee Simon Gillett in the centre of midfield. Gillett ended up having an impressive game, tidy and collected in midfield whilst also displaying an appetite for a tackle and a through ball.

Reading had the best of the early exchanges with home keeper Artur Krysiak holding on to a rising shot from Jake Taylor and watching as Sean Morrison’s header sailed over the bar and shots from Alex Pearce and Michael Hector were blocked.

Yeovil’s first chance fell to A J Leitch-Smith who chipped wide of the far post and the same player pulled a left foot effort wide after controlling a Welsh cross. Reading then came more into the game with Seth Twumasi blocking a Pogrebnyak shot, Taylor heading over and Krysiak saving another effort from the big Russian.

Leitch-Smith then had a third effort saved by the feet of former Town loan keeper Alex McCarthy in the Reading goal but the half ended with bad news for Johnson as Welsh was stretchered off after a collision with Royals midfielder Nick Blackman.

At half time, only one change was made for each side with McCarthy replaced between the posts by Federici and Welsh not recovering so was replaced by Trialist D, a small tricky winger.

The second half started in the worst possible fashion for Yeovil as Reading took the lead just two minutes in. Ryan Edwards swung in a cross from the left flank and Pogrebnyak got in between Jakub Sokolik and Krysiak to power home a header from inside the six yard box.

They nearly made it two moments later when Morrison headed against the crossbar from a Jordan Obita free kick but Yeovil also went close when Aaron Martin glanced a header wide from Gillett’s corner.

On the hour came the raft of changes associated with friendlies. Visiting boss Nigel Adkins made nine substitutions while Johnson changed five players, introducing two more trialists as well and Brendan Moloney for his home debut.

Krysiak saved from Hal Robson-Kanu’s low drive and Yeovil so nearly equalised on 66 minutes with the best move of the match. A flowing move found Liam Davis in space down the left and his low cross found Trialist B whose effort was tipped onto the crossbar superbly by Federici.

Gary Johnson made four more changes with twenty minutes left, bringing on another trialist and giving Nathan Ralph a first home appearance for more than a year after recovering from injury.

And within two minutes. Town had drawn level when Davis’s free kick was met by the head of Trialist B who nodded home.


After all the changes, the game petered out a little unsurprisingly with the only incident of note when Trialist A  was unceremoniously yanked back by a Reading defender late on, a yellow card in a competitive game but ref Phil Gibbs decided against issuing a card and the defender ended up being on the end of some comedy booing for the rest of the game.


Although there will be no commentary on Glovers Player, supporters not at Huish Park this afternoon, that are subscribers to Glovers Player, will be able to hear full commentary of this afternoon’s pre-season friendly on Reading Player.

Just use your usual log in details.


Yeovil Town will play their first pre-season friendly at Huish Park on Saturday afternoon.

Manager Gary Johnson will welcome Nigel Adkins and his Reading squad to Huish Park for the 3pm kick-off.

Home fans will be situated in the newly named Tamburino Stand and the Reading fans will be situated in the Screwfix Stand.

Tickets are priced at:

Adults – £15

Seniors (over 65) – £10

Young Person (16-21) – £10

Juniors – (U16) – £2

To purchase your tickets click here or call 01935 847888.

The marquee at Huish Park will be open from midday and will be open for both home and away fans.


The Green and White Supporters Club and The Away Travel Club have once again made another donation to the medical department at Huish Park.

Following on from numerous donations the two supporters groups have now joined forces to donate a new exercise wall frame for the players to use in the gym.

The medical department said: "We would once again like to thank the Green and Whites and The Away Travel Club for their kind donation.

"The frame is great for the players to use both before and after their training sessions."

Chairman John Fry said: "Both the Green and Whites and The Away Travel Club have a long history of fundraising for the football club and this gesture is just another example of their good work."


Town travelled to Torquay to continue their pre-season preparations and left Devon with a 2-2 draw

Goals from AJ Leitch-Smith and trialist Kamel Chergui in the second half were cancelled out by Courtney Cameron and a late Elliott Benyon header.

In bright sunshine the first half started slowly but Town started to get a hold in midfield but failed to really test Rice in Torquay goal.

The best chance of the half fell to Sam Hoskins in the 11th minute. A superb chip through from Kevin Dawson was well controlled by the former Southampton man, but his shot came back off the base of the post and into the grateful hands of Rice.

At half time Town made three changes with two of the unnamed trialists replacing Hoskins and Hayter and Matteo Lanzoni replaced Nana Twumasi at right-back.

Town had keeper Weale to thank when he was quick off his line to deny Ajala.

Just moments later the Glovers took the lead from the penalty spot after Liam Davis was upended in the area. Leitch-Smith picked the ball up and sent Rice the wrong way.

Town’s lead lasted less than five minutes. Cameron’s shot from the corner of the area went past Weale and into the net off the far post.

With ten minutes remaining Town took the lead. One of the unnamed trialists held the ball up well and calmly passed across the face of the goal to Chergui, who made no mistake in slotting home from close range.

Torquay drew level with just five minutes remaining when right back Thompson’s cross was met by the head on Benyon on the six yard line, which left Weale with no chance of saving.

Yeovil Town starting XI: Weale; Nana, Sokilik, Nugent, Smith; Hoskins, Edwards, Dawson, Davis; Leitch-Smith, Hayter.

Subs: Stewart, Ralph, Martin, Lanzoni, Brooks, Takyi, Chergui, A. Trialist, B. Trialist, C. Trialist, D. Trialist.


Yeovil Town will continute their pre-season preparations tonight when they travel to Conference side Torquay United.

Gary Johnson will be taking a full squad to Plainmoor as the players step up their preparations for the 2014/15 campaign.

Tonight’s match kicks off at 7:45pm and ticket prices are as follows: Adults – £10.00 – Over-65s and Students – £7.00 and Under-16s – £3.00.

Tickets for all home matches are available to buy now by clicking here or by calling 01935 847888.


Town travelled to Basingstoke Town on Saturday to continue their pre-season preperations.

Manager Gary Johnson named three trialists in the second half XI.

Former loanee Lawson D’Ath along with Frenchman Kamel Chergui and Ferdinand Takyi were all named in the second half team.

Town started brightly and nearly opened the scoring in the first minute when a quick free kick was narrowly headed over his own bar by Tom Bird.

On 15 minutes the Glovers had two chances to open the scoring within ten seconds of each other. First, Kieffer Moore chested the ball down but Basingsrtoke keeper Stuart Moore was quick off his line to deny the big striker. Just seconds later Sam Hoskins headed wide when he was well placed to open the scoring.

On the half hour mark Town opened the scoring when Sam Hoskins pounced on a defensive mistake to beat Moore to make it 1-0.

Ten minutes into the second half the hosts drew level. A corner kick was swung in and Town failed to clear their lines and Manny Williams prodded home from close range.

With both sides making changes in the second half the game failed to flow freely and both sides had to settle for a 1-1 draw.

Yeovil Town (first half): Krysiak, Moloney, Davis, Edwards, Sokolik, Martin, Dawson, Berrett, Moore, Hoskins, Foley.

Yeovil Town (second half): Krysiak, Smith, Sokolik, Martin, Twumasi, D’Ath, Clarke, Edwards, Chergui, Takyi, Hayter.


Yeovil Town have secured the services of Cardiff defender Ben Nugent on loan until January 4th.

The 21-year-old, who is the son of former Glovers defender Richard Nugent, arrives at Huish Park on a loan deal which will see him remain in South Somerset until early 2015.

Nugent helped The Bluebirds seal promotion to the Premier League during the 2012/13 campaign making 14 appearances and scoring once, eventually being named Cardiff’s Young Player of the Season.

The 6’5” central defender enjoyed loan spells at Brentford and Peterborough last season, scoring twice in five games for The Bees.

Manager Gary Johnson was delighted to add the central defender to the Glovers’ ranks.

"I know him and the family very well. His dad played for me at Kettering and he also played for Yeovil. I’ve known Richard and the family for a long time.

"I can remember Ben as a ten-year-old smashing up my living room playing football as a little kid. I’ve always been interested in his career.

"He had a fantastic year at Cardiff under Malky Mackay in the Championship when they got promoted. He’s 6ft 5ins, he’s left-footed and he’s a good player.

Everybody at the club wishes Ben a successful time at Huish Park.


Yeovil Town are pleased to be offering all kids free entry to our first home game against Doncaster Rovers.

That’s free entry for every single Under 16 on the opening day, so bring the whole family to what promises to be an exciting start to the 2014/15 season!

To book your tickets or for more information call 01935 847888.


Yeovil Town have confirmed ticket prices (see below) for all their Sky Bet League 1 home fixtures and are pleased to announce significant savings this season for supporters buying online and in advance.

Fans buying online this season will save a massive £5 off Matchday prices and with our new MyTickets system it’s easy for supporters to register their details and start booking tickets online. Visit the online ticket page by clicking here to start saving money!

Of course you can still buy tickets over the phone or visit the Ticket Office in person, remember when you buy in advance of a game you will save £2 off the price of a matchday ticket.


Every League Home game is now on sale so click here to purchase your tickets. Alternatively call us on 01935 847888 or visit us at Huish Park to book your advance tickets.


And to start the season we are offering all kids free entry to our first home game against Doncaster Rovers. That’s free entry for every single Under 16 on the opening day, so bring the whole family to what promises to be an exciting start to the 2014/15 season!

Season Tickets are still available, offering you huge savings in all areas of the ground. With juniors an incredible £62 for all 23 home fixtures and Adult tickets giving you up to nine games free compared to match day prices, a season ticket guarantees you every single minute of League action at an amazing price. 

Tamburino Stand – Centre

Pre match Internet

Adults – £23.00

Senior/Disabled – £20.00

Young Person (16 – 21) – £13.00

Juniors (under 16) – £9.00

Junior Glovers – £6.00

Family Child Ticket – N/A

Tamburino Stand – Centre

Pre-match Phone/Person

Adults – £26.00

Senior/Disabled – £23.00

Young Person (16 – 21) – £16.00

Juniors (under 16) – £9.00

Junior Glovers – £6.00

Family Child Ticket – N/A

Tamburino Stand – Centre

Match Day

Adults – £28.00

Senior/Disabled – £25.00

Young Person (16 – 21) – £18.00

Juniors (under 16) – £9.00

Junior Glovers – £6.00

Family Child Ticket – N/A

Tamburino Stand – Wing

Pre-match Internet

Adults – £21.00

Senior/Disabled – £18.00

Young Person (16 – 21) – £13.00

Juniors (under 16) – £8.00

Junior Glovers – £6.00

Family Child Ticket – £6.00

Tamburino Stand – Wing

Pre-match Phone/Person

Adults – £24.00

Senior/Disabled – £21.00

Young Person (16 – 21) – £16.00

Juniors (under 16) – £8.00

Junior Glovers – £6.00

Family Child Ticket – £6.00

Tamburino Stand – Wing

Match Day

Adults – £26.00

Senior/Disbled – £23.00

Young Person (16 – 21) – £18.00

Juniors (under 16) – £8.00

Junior Glovers – £6.00

Family Child Ticket – £6.00

Srewfix Stand – Centre

Pre match Internet

Adults – £22.00

Senior/Disabled – £18.00

Young Person (16 – 21) – £13.00

Juniors (under 16) – £9.00

Junior Glovers – £6.00

Family Child Ticket – N/A

Srewfix Stand – Centre

Pre-match Phone/Person

Adults – £25.00

Senior/Disabled – £21.00

Young Person (16 – 21) – £16.00

Juniors (under 16) – £9.00

Junior Glovers – £6.00

Family Child Ticket – N/A

Srewfix Stand – Centre

Match Day

Adults – £27.00

Senior/Disabled – £23.00

Young Person (16 – 21) – £18.00

Juniors (under 16) – £9.00

Junior Glovers – £6.00

Family Child Ticket – N/A

Screwfix Stand – Wing

Pre-match Internet

Adults – £20.00

Senior/Disabled – £16.00

Young Person (16 – 21) – £13.00

Juniors (under 16) – £8.00

Junior Glovers – £6.00

Family Child Ticket – £6.00

Screwfix Stand – Wing

Pre-match Phone/Person

Adults – £23.00

Senior/Disabled – £19.00

Young Person (16 – 21) – £16.00

Juniors (under 16) – £8.00

Junior Glovers – £6.00

Family Child Ticket – £6.00

Screwfix Stand – Wing

Match Day

Adults – £25.00

Senior/Disbled – £21.00

Young Person (16 – 21) – £18.00

Juniors (under 16) – £8.00

Junior Glovers – £6.00

Family Child Ticket – £6.00

Thatchers Gold Terrace

Pre-match Internet

Adults – £20.00

Senior/Disabled – £15.00

Young Person (16 – 21) – £13.00

Juniors (under 16) – £8.00

Junior Glovers – £6.00

Family Child Ticket – £6.00

Thatchers Gold Terrace

Pre-match Phone/Person
Adults – £23.00

Senior/Disabled – £18.00

Young Person (16 – 21) – £16.00

Juniors (under 16) – £8.00

Junior Glovers – £6.00

Family Child Ticket – £6.00

Thatchers Gold Terrace

Match Day

Adults – £25.00

Senior/Disabled – £20.00

Young Person (16 – 21) – £18.00

Juniors (under 16) – £8.00

Junior Glovers – £6.00

Family Child Ticket – £6.00


Manager Gary Johnson was pleased with his side’s 6-1 victory against Frome in their opening pre-season fixture on Wednesday.

The Glovers came away from Blindmans Brewery Stadium convincing victors thanks to goals from Kieffer Moore (2), AJ Leitch-Smith (2), Sam Hoskins and Sam Foley.

Of the eight new signings, seven made their first appearance of the season in Green and White with only Chris Weale missing through injury.

Whilst Weale is likely to return for the trip to Basingstoke on Saturday, Johnson was left with a lot of “positives” ahead of the remaining pre-season fixtures.

“You can’t make too many rush judgements one way or the other, but the way the game went we were a bit sloppy early on and we had a few new lads who hadn’t played much together and it looked like it, but there were a lot of positives and a lot of play which I could see was our game already.

“The first half lads probably wore them down because we’re full-time and they’re part-time but we pressed and got our rewards through pressing in the second half and being a bit more solid as a back four. But they probably had the benefit of me having a go at the first half team!

“All in all, it was a good work out and I thought it was a good game; it was a good pitch and they’re a good team for this level. Of course our lads are going to finish stronger, I would be disappointed if they didn’t, but it made for a nice competitive game and we got out of it exactly what we wanted.”

The Glovers boss admits the next few games will begin to shape his starting XI for the opening League One fixture of the season against Doncaster, with new signing AJ Leitch-Smith impressing early on in his Yeovil career.

“Basingstoke on Saturday is another few levels up and a few of them have got to learn our game very quickly, but it gives you thoughts for the next game and then the next game and in your mind you start thinking ‘he’s nailed on for a first team spot’.

“You can nail on four, five, six maybe and the rest have to show that they warrant a first team place. I thought AJ showed exactly what he can do, and so did some of the others, but he looked quality up there with his runs and his work rate and his all round ability came out really well on the day.”


Tickets for Town’s pre-season trip to Plymouth Argyle can now purchased from the Huish Park Ticket Office.

Prices are £9 for adults, £7 for Over 65’s and Students and £4 for Under 18’s.

Please be aware that the prices increase by £2 on the day of the game.

To purchase your ticket call the Huish Park Ticket Office on 01935 847888.


Town captain Rachael Edwards admits her side’s previous performances against FA Women’s Super League 1 teams this season fills her with confidence as she eyes up an upset against Notts County in the Continental Cup.

A draw against Bristol Academy and a narrow loss to Birmingham allowed Yeovil to show their credentials on the big stage.

And as wins over Aston Villa and Oxford United leave them just three points off table-toppers Notts County in Group Three, Edwards insists the Yeovil players have nothing to fear from their final Continental Cup group game.

“We’re full of confidence that we always raise our game when playing against top teams so we’ll go in knowing that we can give them a really good game,” she said.

“We’re going well in the group ourselves and hopefully we can get something from it.

“We’ve never played Notts County before. We’ve obviously seen them on TV and hear about them doing so well in the league above us so we know they’re going to be a really tough opposition.

“But we don’t fear anybody so we’ll just go in and hopefully get the result we want.”

Notts County, meanwhile, have only conceded one goal in the Continental Cup this season, in the draw with Bristol Academy.

And goalkeeper Carly Telford is keen to maintain that defensive record and push forward in the competition as County strive for silverware.

Telford said: “It won’t be easy for us but we’ve got the capability to go in and get something out of the game which will put us in a good position to kick on for the rest of the cup and the rest of the season.

“We had a good run in the FA Cup so we’re now looking to the next best thing – the Continental Cup.

“As the weeks go on, the focus will switch to the league but if we can keep momentum going through the cups and pick up some silverware that way then that’s an added bonus.

“We’ll be looking for a good performance and hopefully the three points will look after themselves.”

The Glovers will be hoping for a big crowd on Saturday to get behind the team, who can still finish as the highest place runner up and qualify for the semi finals of the Continental Cup.

The game on 12th July kicks off at 5.00pm (turnstiles open at 3.30pm) at Jones Stadium, Sherborne, DT9 5NS.

Tickets for the game can be purchased by clicking here costing £4.00 adults / £2.50 concessions.

U18’s can also gain FREE entry on receipt of a ‘Golden Ticket’ during admission. For more info email


The Glovers ran out 6-1 winners this evening at Frome Town thanks to two goals in the first half by new signing AJ Leitch-Smith, a second brace for Kieffer Moore and a goal each from Sam Hoskins and Sam Foley.

Gary Johnson named two different sides for each half, which included a trialist in each eleven. Midfielder Luke Clark started the first half and Callum Harris started the second half in the centre of midfield.

The Glovers survived an early scare when the home side fired over the bar from close range.

AJ Leitch-Smith opened his Town account in the 18th minute when he headed home a Nathan Ralph cross from the left wing.

The former Crewe man doubled his tally with just under five minutes of the first half remaining when he controlled a cross field pass from new signing Brendan Moloney. He cut in from the left wing and fired low past Chitty in the Frome goal.

Just two minutes later the home side pulled a goal back when Matt Smith drilled home a cross from the left wing.

Five minutes into the second half Town made it 3-1 when good persistence by Kieffer Moore caused an error in the Frome defence. His pass along the six-yard line found an unmarked Sam Hoskins, who slotted the ball into the empty net.

Moore got himself on the scoresheet when he converted from the penalty spot after Liam Davis was upended in the box.

Moore doubled his goal count for the evening when he prodded him home from inside the six-yard box after a scramble.

Sam Foley added another goal when he latched onto a through ball to coolly curl the ball past Chitty to make it 6-1.

First half team:

Krysiak; Moloney, Lanzoni, Martin, Smith; Dawson, Clarke (Luke), Berrett, Ralph; Leitch-Smith, Hayter

Second half team:

Krysiak; Twumasi, Brooks, Sokolik, Davis; Foley, Edwards, Harris (Callum), Ralph; Hoskins, Moore.


Yeovil Town are delighted to announce that local Italian Restaurant chain Tamburino have agreed a three-year partnership with the club to become Main Stand Sponsors.

Owner Domenico and his team at Tamburino have been great supporters of Yeovil Town Football Club for many seasons and Domenico has followed Yeovil Town Football Club since he moved to Yeovil a number of years ago.

His business has evolved over these years and now sees them with four different outlets. They are Tamburino Restaurant, here in Yeovil, Pasta Mondo also in the Yeovil along with Tamburino Gold in Sherborne and Tamburino Village in Street.

Commercial Manager Dave Linney said: "We are delighted to have Domenico and Tamburino as Main Stand sponsor. It’s great to have a sponsor that is prepared to commit so much to Yeovil Town."

All the Tamburino businesses offer quality food in relaxed and authentic Italian surroundings, while the Pasta Mondo offers excellent food delivered to your door.


Yeovil Town will tonight travel to Frome Town for their first pre-season fixture.

The Glovers have been back in training for just over a week now and tonight is the first time fans can see the new signings in action.

Manager Gary Johnson has confirmed that he will be taking his full squad to Frome to take on Adrian Foster’s side.

Ticket prices are: Adults: £7.00, Concessions: £5.00 (aged 16-18 and over 65), Children (U16): FREE Armed Forces: FREE


Town’s League One fixture against Leyton Orient has been rearranged for Monday 29th December, 7:45pm kick-off at Huish Park.

The game was due to be played the day before (28th December), but the decision has been made for the match to be played one day later.

To see a full list of fixtures please click here.


Yeovil Town have made their eighth summer signing by securing the services of former Bristol City defender Brendan Moloney on a two-year contract.

The 25-year-old right back graduated from Nottingham Forest’s youth academy, before going on to make 41 appearances for Forest between 2006 and 2013 as well as enjoying loan spells at Chesterfield, Rushden & Diamonds, Notts County and Scunthorpe.

Killarney-born Moloney signed for Bristol City in January 2013 making 49 appearances over a year-and-half stay at Ashton Gate.

The 6’1" defender has also represented the Republic of Ireland at Under 21 level six times.

Gary Johnson said: “As soon as I was made aware of that Brendan was available, we moved quickly to express our interest.

“We began talking to Brendan without the knowledge that Bristol City were interested in Luke. We didn’t know about Luke’s potential move until just under a week ago.

“I am very happy with the business our club has done, I was surprised that Luke went to Bristol City but both players are good signings for their clubs.”

Everybody at the club wishes Brendan a successful time at Huish Park.


Former defender Luke Ayling has today signed for Bristol City.

Luke has signed a three-year contract with the Ashton Gate Club after a deal was agreed with Town.

Luke joined the Glovers in 2010 and made over 160 appearances for the club.


The new Yeovil Town home kit for 2014/15 will be launched soon!

The latest offering made by Sondico will be revealed on and on our social media channels.

It is hoped the team will wear the new strip for the home friendly against Reading.

A new away strip will also be unveiled on


Everybody at Huish Park offer their sincere condolences to David’s family.

David’s funeral will be held at Swansea Crematorium on Friday July 11th at 12pm.  Refreshments afterwards at Morrison Golf Club. Family flowers only. Donations to Maggies Cancer Centre in Swansea.

After his football career ended he went on to become a sales rep with Walls Ice cream and then ran a Spar shop in Wales for 20 years.

David went on to become the Yeovil Youth side coach before retiring as the 12th. longest serving Yeovil Town player.

David joined Swansea from the Army and was signed up by Yeovil manager Jimmy Baldwin in 1958 and went on to make 363 appearances before injury forced his retirement in 1967.

The club are very sad to report the death of former goalkeeper David Jones aged 79.


Town’s first round tie in the Capital One Cup against Gillingham will take place on Tuesday 12th August (7:45pm).

Along with the competition’s sponsor Capital One, the Glovers are pleased to confirm that the club will be offering under-16 tickets for just £1!

Prices for adults will be £10 and just £5 for concessions (65 and over and aged 16-21).


Yeovil Town have signed former Carlisle United midfielder James Berrett on a two year contract.

Twenty-five year old Berrett who is 5’9" tall started his career at Huddersfield Town in 2006 where he made 41 appearances scoring twice before a move to Carlisle United who he joined in 2010 where he made 198 appearances scoring 27 goals from his central midfield berth.

James has also played for the Republic of Ireland Under 18’s, 19’s and 21 teams


Everybody at the club wishes James a successful time at Huish Park.


Yeovil Town’s players returned for pre-season training this morning.

In hot sultry conditions the players were put through their paces by coaching team Darren Way and Terry Skiverton along with physio’s Simon Baker and Mike Micciche on the club’s new astro pitch.

Running was first up with fifteen minutes around the pitch before the team moved very quickly on to ball work with the occasional interruption from the manager as he tried to tackle players with one of the media department’s camera’s (see gallery).

Following a lunch break the players were soon back out again starting with some loosening up jogging followed by some seven v seven games.

They soon moved up to the grass top pitch to continue with plenty of ball work and seven v seven games again.


Ticket prices have been announced for Town’s pre-season game against Frome Town.
The Glovers will take on Frome on Wednesday 9th July (kick off 7.45pm).
Tickets for the game have been priced at £7 for adults, £5 for concessions and free for under 16’s.