Month: November 2014

POPPY SHIRT AUCTION – LATEST BIDS (30th NOVEMBER)

Yeovil Town’s shirt auction for the match-worn Poppy Shirts is nearing its end and here are the latest highest bids.

The matchday squad wore the limited edition shirts against Fleetwood Town and fans can now bid for their favourite player’s shirt.

Jed Steer – £69

Joe Edwards – £125

Kevin Dawson – £130

James Berrett – £80

Ajay Letch Smith – £75

Sam Foley – £140

Jordan Clarke – £82

Liam Davis – £85

Ben Nugent – £77

Jordy Hiwula – £80

Stephen Arthurworrey – £65

Artur Krysiak – £55

Nathan Smith – £70

James Hayter – £127

Sam Hoskins – £100

Seth Twumasi – £75

Simon Gillett – £110

Autograph Football by all the players – £60

To make your bid email Roger Duddridge at roger@duddridge.me.uk

The auction closes on 30th November at 11.59pm.

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V PRESTON NORTH END

Goals from former Glover Paul Huntington and Paul Gallagher condemned Yeovil Town to their fifth home defeat of the season at the hands of Preston North End.

Huntington’s fifth minute header gave the Lilywhites the lead and after Ryan Inniss had been dismissed for a challenge on Kyel Reid, Gallagher doubled the advantage in the final minute to maintain his side’s challenge at the top end of the table.

There will be debate over the validity of the red card as the ball was clearly won with Inniss’s tackle but referee Darren Deadman was very quick to brandish the card when a yellow card might well have been punishment enough. The loss leaves Yeovil in 23rd place in the table.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson made four changes to his side from last week’s victory at Notts County. Goalkeeper Jed Steer went down with illness and was replaced by Artur Krysiak; new loan signing Tom Eaves replaced Jordy Hiwula who had returned to Manchester City; Ben Nugent’s suspension meant there was a recall for Ryan Inniss and Liam Davis came in for Ajay Leitch-Smith.

The four changes had little time to gel before Preston took the lead on four minutes. Paul Gallagher swung in a corner and an unmarked Paul Huntington headed into the roof of the net; the former Glovers centre half’s celebrations were muted.

Yeovil didn’t really threaten Thorsten Stuckmann’s goal in the first period and the giant German had little to stop all game to be truthful. Yeovil’s efforts from Sam Foley, and Joe Edwards were off target while Preston’s seemed more accurate. Scott Wiseman’s shot was deflected over the bar and both John Welsh and Paul Gallagher shot wide from promising positions.

Steven Arthurworrey flicked a header over the bar as Yeovil picked up a head of steam as the half time whistle loomed and Foley went close with a free kick that Stuckmann punched clear.

Eaves was proving a handful for the back four of Preston and he sent in a rising volley that flew over the crossbar early in the seecond half. But the game turned shortly after the hour mark against the home side. Inniss had already been pulled up for a foul on Kyel Reid a minute earlier when he then went in strongly on the same player again in central midfield. Replays showed that Inniss won the ball but ref Darren Deadman was quick to produce a red card and send the Crystal Palace defender from the field of play.

The second half continued in much the same vein with an experienced Preston side controlling the game and their defence not allowing the Yeovil attack any clear sight of Stuckmann. Arthurworrey sliced a shot over the bar but the better chances were at the other end where Krysiak parried a vicious shot from Reid.

As it looked like 1-0 would be the final score, a killer goal arrived deep into the final of the ninety minutes. Kevin Davies, on as a late sub, held up the ball and played the ball into Paul Gallagher who took the ball on and gave Krysiak no chance with a cool finish.

Preston had one final chance to score but Reid’s wild shot flew into the stand behind the goal.

Match Report : 29/11/2014

Goals from former Glover Paul Huntington and Paul Gallagher condemned Yeovil Town to their fifth home defeat of the season at the hands of Preston North End.

Huntington’s fifth minute header gave the Lilywhites the lead and after Ryan Inniss had been dismissed for a challenge on Kyel Reid, Gallagher doubled the advantage in the final minute to maintain his side’s challenge at the top end of the table.

There will be debate over the validity of the red card as the ball was clearly won with Inniss’s tackle but referee Darren Deadman was very quick to brandish the card when a yellow card might well have been punishment enough. The loss leaves Yeovil in 23rd place in the table.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson made four changes to his side from last week’s victory at Notts County. Goalkeeper Jed Steer went down with illness and was replaced by Artur Krysiak; new loan signing Tom Eaves replaced Jordy Hiwula who had returned to Manchester City; Ben Nugent’s suspension meant there was a recall for Ryan Inniss and Liam Davis came in for Ajay Leitch-Smith.

The four changes had little time to gel before Preston took the lead on four minutes. Paul Gallagher swung in a corner and an unmarked Paul Huntington headed into the roof of the net; the former Glovers centre half’s celebrations were muted.

Yeovil didn’t really threaten Thorsten Stuckmann’s goal in the first period and the giant German had little to stop all game to be truthful. Yeovil’s efforts from Sam Foley, and Joe Edwards were off target while Preston’s seemed more accurate. Scott Wiseman’s shot was deflected over the bar and both John Welsh and Paul Gallagher shot wide from promising positions.

Steven Arthurworrey flicked a header over the bar as Yeovil picked up a head of steam as the half time whistle loomed and Foley went close with a free kick that Stuckmann punched clear.

Eaves was proving a handful for the back four of Preston and he sent in a rising volley that flew over the crossbar early in the seecond half. But the game turned shortly after the hour mark against the home side. Inniss had already been pulled up for a foul on Kyel Reid a minute earlier when he then went in strongly on the same player again in central midfield. Replays showed that Inniss won the ball but ref Darren Deadman was quick to produce a red card and send the Crystal Palace defender from the field of play.

The second half continued in much the same vein with an experienced Preston side controlling the game and their defence not allowing the Yeovil attack any clear sight of Stuckmann. Arthurworrey sliced a shot over the bar but the better chances were at the other end where Krysiak parried a vicious shot from Reid.

As it looked like 1-0 would be the final score, a killer goal arrived deep into the final of the ninety minutes. Kevin Davies, on as a late sub, held up the ball and played the ball into Paul Gallagher who took the ball on and gave Krysiak no chance with a cool finish.

Preston had one final chance to score but Reid’s wild shot flew into the stand behind the goal.

ALEX SMITH JOINS YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town have signed versatile left-sided player Alex Smith.

Alex joins Town on a month contract, but will not eligible to play in today’s game against Preston North End.

Smith is a product of the Fulham academy, where he spent a total of eleven seasons at the London club. He signed his first professional deal with in 2009.

While at Fulham the 23-year-old spent time on loan at Leyton Orient and Stevenage before joining Swindon Town on a one-year contract in 2013.

IDEAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR ALL YEOVIL FANS

The Yeovil Town Club store has many Christmas gift ideas and plenty of stocking fillers available.

The popular ’10’ Book is still available and will make a fantastic Christmas present for any Yeovil Town fan.

This fantastic record of Yeovil Town’s first ten years in the Football League contains everything you could possible want to know including chapters on The Managers, The Seasons, The Games , The Players and The Club.

Relive the glories of Wembley and Forest with some superb photographs and let your mind go back to that heady day in August 2003 up at Rochdale for the club’s first ever match in The Football League.

For those statto’s amongst you there are plenty of results and appearance details to keep you happy for hours.

If you are unable to visit the club store you can always shop online by clicking here.

PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V PRESTON NORTH END

Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League One action this coming Saturday as the Glovers host Preston North End.

Firstly, it’s worth noting that this fixture has not one, but two ticketing offers attached to it.

The pre-match prices, which normally end at Midnight on Friday are being extended right up until 1pm on match day, meaning you can take advantage of the £2 discount right up until lunch time on Saturday.

If that wasn’t enough, this game has also been assigned as one of the club’s “Kids for a quid” fixtures. Junior supporters will be admitted to the game for just one pound.

As for the fixture itself, Yeovil will be hoping to continue the momentum from an impressive 2-1 away win at high flying Notts County.

The 2-1 win saw the Glovers come from behind to record the win thanks to two late Jordan Clarke goals.

The right back joins two other members of the squad on two goals for the season.

The result was just reward for a number of good performances over recent weeks since the introduction of new squad members for the Chesterfield draw.

As for Preston they have been sitting pretty in the play off spots for most of the season and currently lie in third.

They are just the two points of top spot and that follows an impressive win over table toppers Bristol City last weekend.

However, where Yeovil have a slight advantage will be in freshness, Yeovil returned from Notts with a relatively clean bill of health meanwhile North End have been in action since last weekend.

Preston had a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy fixture on Tuesday against Oldham Athletic. The match went all the way to penalties and it was PNE ‘keeper Thorsten Stuckmann who put away the winning spot kick to clinch a 10-9 win.

Both squads have had a bit of a shake up recently and both managers have had to react to injuries by bringing in new faces.

Gary Johnson has moved to strengthen his attacking options by bringing in Tom Eaves from Bolton, his arrival did spell the end of Jordy Hiwula’s loan deal from Manchester City.

Eaves’ signings bumps the Glovers back up to six loanees on the books. Normally, only five would be allowed, but with Cardiff loanee Ben Nugent suspended following his fifth booking of the season all the others are free to take their place in the squad.

Other than that, injuries to Kieffer Moore and Liam Davis are still being monitored while Artur Krysiak sat out a midweek practice match against Reading as a precaution – Gareth Stewart stepping in.

Chris Weale remains on loan at Burton, with Aaron Martin and Jakub Sokolik also out on temporary deals.

For Simon Grayson, his headaches have also surrounded the front line with leading marksman Joe Garner ruled out for a number of months with a tendon problem.

Elsewhere, Aston Villa loanee Callum Robinson has been recalled by his parent club. PNE aren’t short of numbers in reserve however, with former Everton and Leeds forward Jermaine Beckford brought in earlier this month.

Reserve winger Lee Holmes is also unavailable – he joined League Two Portsmouth.

The last time these two sides met was during the Glovers’ promotion season two years ago, a 3-1 Yeovil win that day thanks to goals from James Hayter, Paddy Madden and Nathan Ralph not only clinched all three points but also ended Graham Westley’s tenure at Deepdale.

The sides met three times during the calendar year of 2012, Preston winning both games in Lancashire and Yeovil winning on home soil.

In fact, in five competitive meetings there is yet to be a draw and neither side has won on opposition territory, could that be a god omen for a home win?

Three of the last four games have seen a red card, a feisty game has nearly always been played out between the sides too, Ed Upson seeing red in both the League game and FA Cup fixture in 2012.

Simon Grayson has previous against Yeovil, he was Blackpool’s manager in the 2007 League One play off final and he brings with him Paul Huntington, a former Glovers’ skipper.

A reminder that you can be at the game this coming Saturday with tickets available from all the usual outlets right up until kick off.

The pre-match discount is available until 1pm on Saturday and kids can get in for just a quid.

So, put that Christmas shopping on hold for one more week, bring the whole family to Huish Park and watch the green and white army put their new found form and performances on the line at home against one of the division’s top teams.

If you can’t be at the game, the commentary will be on Glovers Player and the post match reaction will be available on YouTube within 24 hours.

 

Preston North End

Famous Fans: WWE Wrestler and former Intercontinental Champion Wade “Bad News” Barrett and BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson.

A Foot in Both Camps: Aaron Brown, Craig Davies, Max Ehmer, Paul Huntington, Jamie McAllister and new signing Jermaine Beckford was on trial at Huish Park during his time at non-league Wealdstone.

Did you know: Preston was home to Britain’s first KFC.

POPPY SHIRT AUCTION – LATEST BIDS (28th NOVEMBER)

Yeovil Town’s shirt auction for the match-worn Poppy Shirts is now underway and here are the latest highest bids.

The matchday squad wore the limited edition shirts against Fleetwood Town and fans can now bid for their favourite player’s shirt.

Jed Steer – £60

Joe Edwards – £125

Kevin Dawson – £120

James Berrett – £75

AJay Letch Smith – £75

Sam Foley – £150

Jordon Clarke – £66

Liam Davis – £80

Ben Nugent – £55

Jordy Hiwula – £70

Stephen Arthurworrey – £55

Artur Krysiak – £50

Nathan Smith – £50

James Hayter – £125

Sam Hoskins – £75

Seth Twumasi – £75

Simon Gillett – £100

Autograph Football by all the players – £50

To make your bid email Roger Duddridge at roger@duddridge.me.uk

The auction closes on 30th November at 11.59pm.

BEN’S BETS – SATURDAY 29th NOVEMBER

Another week of SkyBet Football League action has come around and with every team playing at some point over the weekend, we take a look at three teams we can back in a treble bet with the league’s principal sponsors.

If you don’t have a SkyBet account, click HERE and sign up now for great offers, bonuses and the chance to support Yeovil Town.

Starting in the Championship and the side getting all the headlines and flying up the form table is Brentford.

The Bees were beaten at Wembley in 2013 for a chance to play in the Championship but gained promotion automatically a year later, they have taken to the second tier like a duck to water and are on a roll having won their last four in a row.

On Saturday they face a Wolves side who have been somewhat shaky of late, losing their last three.

This isn’t a clear cut ‘home banker’ as it may seem and the odds reflect that, but for me, that adds value to an impressive home side.

Brentford to beat Wolves – 5/4

In League One, I have chosen a home side who are heavy favourites, but who I cannot see losing.

Milton Keynes Dons – unbeaten in their last six – host a Colchester Side who have lost their last three and don’t exactly travel well.

The U’s have conceded 14 times on the road and 28 times in total so far this campaign and their nine losses in total have seen them drop into the bottom four.

Dons have only lost once at home all season and score far more freely than Colchester’s back line will be able to handle.

A short price, but it bumps up the accumulator and it without a doubt the best bet in a tricky set of League One fixtures.

MK Dons to beat Colchester – 4/6

Finally, into League Two and a side I seem to have backed a number of times this year, but one who very rarely let me down.

Plymouth Argyle host York City and the Pilgrims haven’t dropped a point at home since early September.

The table (6th v 20th) tells its own story here and the stats back up the home side.

Consider the distance travelled by the away side, the vociferous home support and the fact that Plymouth have conceded just twice at home all season… yep, just twice.

York have lost three times on the road and have won just three others all season, they’ve stopped the rot since changing manager, but this is a still a trip to far for the Minstermen.

This is the value bet of the entire weekend for me, Plymouth should be odds on here and yet they’re not.

Plymouth to beat York – 21/20

There we have my three selections for the weekend’s bets. Three home sides don’t often provide massive value, but with odds of over 13/2 for the treble it can’t be knocked.

The suggested stake of £5 returns £38.44 – but as ever we urge you to bet to the levels that you are comfortable with.

YTFC SPECIAL

Sky Bet have no fewer than 54 markets on the Yeovil v Preston game and quite rightly make the away side reasonable favourites.

But consider the following; Joe Garner is out for PNE, the Deepdale side have never beaten Yeovil at Huish Park and the Glovers have turned a corner following some shrewd additions.

Does the 5/2 on a Yeovil win seem value now?

Following last Saturday’s heroics, there is only one man we can talk about however, Jordan Clarke.

He claimed it was ‘no surprise’ that he was scoring goals especially from set pieces, could lightning strike twice?

At odds of 9/1 to score at any time (28/1 to score first), I don’t mind risking a quid or two on the off chance it does.

 

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Odds correct at time of writing, subject to change.

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#PUTOUTYOURBATS

Yeovil Town have joined the sporting world in paying tribute to Phil Hughes, the Australian cricketer who passed away aged 25.

Overnight people from all over the globe tweeted pictures of their cricket bats with the hashtag #putoutyourbats.

Hughes was hit on the head with a cricket ball while batting in Sydney two days ago.

TOM EAVES JOINS ON LOAN FROM BOLTON WANDERERS

Yeovil Town have signed 22-year-old striker Tom Eaves from Bolton Wanderers on loan until January 5th.

Tom signed for Bolton in August 2010 for a big fee from Oldham Athletic and has since been loaned out to gain valuable experience at Bristol Rovers, Shrewsbury Town and Rotherham United.

During his loan spells Tom has scored regularly knocking in 15 goals on his travels.

Speaking of his new acquisition Gary Johnson said: “I have been aware of Tom for some time and I have always seen something in his play, so I was pleased to bring him to Yeovil Town when the opportunity arose."

DISCOUNTS IN THE CLUB SHOP FOR BLACK FRIDAY


Yeovil Town fans will be able to take advantage of a great offer this Friday as the club joins other companies on Black Friday by offering discount in the club shop.

The 24 hour sale known as Black Friday, which originates in America and is traditionally the Friday after every Thanks Giving, sees huge reductions being made on products for a limited time before they return to their original price the following day.

Town will be offering fans 20% off any item of home and away kit purchased on Friday. The club shop will be staying open until 6pm for fans to take advantage of the offer.

Also in the sale is Sega’s popular game Football Manager 2015, which is priced at just £20. A perfect Christmas present for anyone who thinks they’re the next Gary Johnson!

*offer only available in store and not online*

MATCH OFFICIAL APPOINTMENT V PRESTON NORTH END

Darren Deadman will take charge of this weekend’s clash with Preston North End at Huish Park.

During his 15 game sin the middle this season, Deadman has issued 62 yellows and four red cards.

   

Deadman last took charge of Town in the 2-2 with Bolton Wanderers at Huish Park, where he dismissed Bolton’s Alex Baptise for two yellow cards.

Justin Amey and Andrew Bennett will assist Mr Deadman with Andrew Laver acting as fourth official.

TICKETS FOR FA CUP TRIP TO ACCRINGTON STANLEY NOW ON SALE

Tickets for Town’s trip to Accrington Stanley are now on sale from Huish Park.

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £15

Over 64s – £10

Students – £10 –  Photographic ID will be required at the turnstile
Under 17s – £5

 

Disabled price is £15 and free carer is mid to higher rate personal care. These tickets are ONLY available on the day via Accringtons ticket office and proof of the disability will need to be shown.

 

To reserve a wheelchair space call Accrington Stanley on 01254 356950.

The Green and White supporters club and Away Travel Club will be running travel to the match, please see below for more details.

Green and White Supporters Club

Huish Park – 7:15 am

Adult Members – £29 – Member Concessions – £27

Adult Non-Members – £31 – Non-Member Concessions – £29

To book your seat with The Green and Whites send a text message to Paul Hadlow on 07736 044570. You can also email Paul at paulhadlow@outlook.com. If you want to book via phone, please call after 6pm.

To book a seat with the Away Travel Club, please call Roger on Yeovil 01935-475384. They will be leaving from the away end at Huish Park at 7.30a.m. and the cost for the trip will be £25.00 a s

KIDS FOR A QUID AND EXTENDED EARLY BIRD PRICES FOR PRESTON CLASH


The Glovers welcome Simon Grayson and his Preston Norh End squad to Huish Park this Saturday (29th November) and the game has been designated ‘Kids for a Quid’.

After the great support shown at the recent Victory Shield international, the club has decided to make the Preston North End game a ‘Kids for a Quid’ fixture to encourage young fans back to Huish Park.

All under 16’s can purchase a ticket for the fixture for just £1!

To coincide with this offer the Ticket Office are again extending the Early Bird pricing until 1pm on Saturday.

Tickets can be purchased until 1pm at the early bird pricing for all areas of the stadium.

Normally, the on-line reduction expires at 11pm the night before the match and the in-person deal stops at 6pm. 

To buy your ticket online click here or call the ticket office on 01935 847888.

AMAZING TO GET LATE EQUALISER AND A LATE WINNER

Well, well, well…have you all just about recovered from Saturday’s match?

After so much heartbreak in the last minutes recently, it really was amazing to get both a late equaliser and a late winner.

In truth, we were the better side across the whole 90 minutes against both 11 and 10 men. It was a deserved win and one which was much needed.

It was a perfect away day and as always the support was something special to be a part of. I did get a bit of banter from some young Notts County fans singing “Shez Shez what’s the score”, if they are reading this…WE WON 2-1!

In other news, both Liverpool and Arsenal suffered damaging defeats as their poor starts to the season continued against Crystal Palace and Manchester United respectfully.

The Arsenal result was quite unbelievable as United didn’t have a shot on target when they were 1-0 up and were completely dominated by the Gunners. However, Van Gaal secured his first away win as wasteful Arsenal now lie in 8th in the Premier League table.

Liverpool made the perfect start against Palace with ex-Bristol Rovers man Rickie Lambert scoring after just two minutes. They capitulated and Palace secured three points that could be huge for their season.

Newcastle continued their unbelievable rise up the table…remember when I said Pardew would be out of a job sooner rather than later? Shows what I know.

A fifth successive win puts them fifth in the table as Moussa Sissoko scored the winner against QPR after 78 minutes. QPR now lie bottom of the Premier League, where Newcastle were just two months ago. What a remarkable turnaround. You have to hand it to Mike Ashley for keeping the faith in Alan Pardew when most of the fans didn’t, I’m sure they are now right behind him.

It just goes to show how quickly football can change, nothing is ever guaranteed and that is what makes it such a beautiful game.

Goal of the Week

This week’s top finish has to be from the Premier League and it goes to Mile Jedanik of Crystal Palace.

His inch perfect free kick from 25 yards gave the home side the lead against Liverpool and sent the crowd wild. Perfect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp4tx-7Nt9Q

Next up for us is the visit of Preston North End. After such a good result away from home, we should be buzzing at being back at Huish Park.

We are now just one point from safety and playing well, so let’s keep this momentum going and gain another three points against another tricky side.

We need to create another positive atmosphere and get the result we deserve – that Fleetwood game will continue to haunt me for a good while yet.

See you all there in your green and white! YEOOOOOOOO!

Shez

JORDY HIWULA RETURNS TO MANCHESTER CITY


Jordy Hiwula has returned to Manchester City from his youth loan with Yeovil Town.

Manager Gary Johnson said: "We would like to thank Manchester City for allowing us to be part of Jordy’s development. He is a great lad with a fantastic work ethic.

"I am sure he will become a top player and we will all be keeping tabs on his progress with interest. He will be remembered for his winning goal against Crawley Town in the FA Cup first round.

"All at Yeovil Town Football Club wish Jordy every success for the future and thank him for his service."

HELP YEOVIL HOSPITAL WIN £50,000 FOR DEMENTIA FRIENDLY GARDEN

Yeovil Hospital has entered ITV’s Peoples Millions competition and today is competition day!

The hospital are in need of everyone to vote on the below numbers between 9am until midnight tonight, in order to win £50,000 to build a dementia friendly garden in the grounds of the hospital.

You can call 10 times from the same phone, and each call cost 15p. So a total of £1.50 could help the hospital win £50,000 for their dementia friendly garden.

 

To vote please call: Landline – 09015 228209 | Mobile – 6228209

 

This competition is for one day only, so please vote today!

HALF-SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Half season tickets are now on sale for the second half of the 2014-15 season.
Starting at just £177 for adults, half season tickets are a fantastic Christmas present for Town fans. 
The half season ticket covers 12 games starting with the fixture against Leyton Orient on 29th December 2014.
Full prices can be seen below.
For more details, call the Huish Park Ticket Office on 01935 847888.
To download a application form click here.

REPORT: NOTTS COUNTY V YEOVIL TOWN

Town made the trip to Nottingham and returned to Somerset with a well earned 2-1 victory.

Despite falling behind early in the second half to a Michael Petrasso goal, Town came back to claim all three points in Nottingham.

Jordan Clarke scored both of Town’s goals with his head with just five minutes to play to send the Town faithful home happy.

Manager Gary Johnson made just the one change to the starting eleven with Nathan Smith replacing the injured Liam Davis.

It took just over 10 minutes for either side to have a serious attempt at goal and it fell the Glovers way. Hiuwla met a cross from the right wing from Dawson at the back post, but the young striker was off balance and couldn’t get his header on target.

Town had a let off on twenty minutes when County broke quickly on their left, which resulted in Cassidy crossing across the Town area, but no Notts player was on hand for a easy tap in.

The best chance of the first half fell to Town after Berrett’s neat through ball found Leitch-Smith’s smart run, but the former Crewe man was denied by a smart save from Carroll in the Notts County goal.

The game sprung to life just before the half hour mark – much to the disgust of the home faithful. Notts County midfielder Gary Jones saw a straight red from referee Attwell after a tackle on left-back Smith.

With County down to ten men Town took the upper hand and it was Arthurworrey who was next to test Carroll. His jinking run saw him beat three County players to shoot from just outside the area, but his effort was saved well by the feet of the wrong-footed keeper.

Town started the second half brightly with half chances falling for Sam Foley and James Berrett.

It was the homeside who took the lead when Petrasso latched onto a back pass by Arthurworrey to round Steer and slot home into an empty net.

With just over ten minutes to play Town’s best chance of the second half fell to substitute Simon Gillett. Edwards put through the former Nottingham Forest man but his shot went agonisingly wide of the County goal.

Town got the equaliser their second half domination and chances deserved. Dawson’s shot was stung the palms of Carroll, who could only palm the ball wide for a corner.

Foley swung the corner in from the right and on loan Jordan Clarke’s flick header crept over the line to draw the Glovers level.

Moments later Clarke made it 2-1 with another header. This time the right-back snuck in at the back post to head home via the post.

Match Report : 22/11/2014

Town made the trip to Nottingham and returned to Somerset with a well earned 2-1 victory.

Despite falling behind early in the second half to a Michael Petrasso goal, Town came back to claim all three points in Nottingham.

Jordan Clarke scored both of Town’s goals with his head with just five minutes to play to send the Town faithful home happy.

Manager Gary Johnson made just the one change to the starting eleven with Nathan Smith replacing the injured Liam Davis.

It took just over 10 minutes for either side to have a serious attempt at goal and it fell the Glovers way. Hiuwla met a cross from the right wing from Dawson at the back post, but the young striker was off balance and couldn’t get his header on target.

Town had a let off on twenty minutes when County broke quickly on their left, which resulted in Cassidy crossing across the Town area, but no Notts player was on hand for a easy tap in.

The best chance of the first half fell to Town after Berrett’s neat through ball found Leitch-Smith’s smart run, but the former Crewe man was denied by a smart save from Carroll in the Notts County goal.

The game sprung to life just before the half hour mark – much to the disgust of the home faithful. Notts County midfielder Gary Jones saw a straight red from referee Attwell after a tackle on left-back Smith.

With County down to ten men Town took the upper hand and it was Arthurworrey who was next to test Carroll. His jinking run saw him beat three County players to shoot from just outside the area, but his effort was saved well by the feet of the wrong-footed keeper.

Town started the second half brightly with half chances falling for Sam Foley and James Berrett.

It was the homeside who took the lead when Petrasso latched onto a back pass by Arthurworrey to round Steer and slot home into an empty net.

With just over ten minutes to play Town’s best chance of the second half fell to substitute Simon Gillett. Edwards put through the former Nottingham Forest man but his shot went agonisingly wide of the County goal.

Town got the equaliser their second half domination and chances deserved. Dawson’s shot was stung the palms of Carroll, who could only palm the ball wide for a corner.

Foley swung the corner in from the right and on loan Jordan Clarke’s flick header crept over the line to draw the Glovers level.

Moments later Clarke made it 2-1 with another header. This time the right-back snuck in at the back post to head home via the post.

PREVIEW: NOTTS COUNTY V YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League One action this Saturday as the Glovers travel to one of the form sides in the division, Notts County.

County lie in fourth place in the table with Saturday’s visitors languishing 20 places below that, routed to the bottom of the table.

Yeovil succumbed to a harsh and undeserved Fleetwood winner last time out, a goal which not only took away a much deserved result, but also sent the Glovers to the foot of the pile.

County however are on a roll, having won five of their last six and dropping points just once in league matches during the same period.

However, Notts County did have to go through a midweek FA Cup replay, crashing out of the cup competition to League Two Accrington Stanley…who are they? Exactly.

Stanley’s prize for getting through Tuesday’s fixture? A home tie against none other than Yeovil Town.

It should also be noted that the only defeat County have suffered was both at home and most recently, a 2-1 reverse at the hands of Walsall.

Yeovil have been putting in some encouraging performances if not quite getting the rewards; a 0-0 draw with Chesterfield was backed up with a 1-0 FA Cup win over Crawley before last weekend’s sucker punch from Fleetwood.

The new look defence which includes loanees Jed Steer, Jordan Clarke and Stephen Arthurworry have looked increasingly solid with the issues coming at the other end.

Injury to Kieffer Moore and the lack of experience from Jordy Hiwula have seen the Glovers misfire in front of goal despite a number of decent chances.

In terms of team news, Yeovil are waiting on the condition of Joel Grant as he returns from Jamaica on international duty, he could be back in time, but a combination of jet lag and the physical demands of international football may mean he misses out on Saturday.

Chris Weale has joined Burton Albion on loan leaving Steer to fight it out with Artur Krysiak for the ‘keeper kit.

Minor injury concerns over Simon Gillett and Nathan Ralph have been monitored over the past week since they have been missing in recent weeks with Liam Davis also a doubt after limping off on Saturday.

It’s also worth noting that the club is still keeping six loans on the books, football league rules means only five can make a match day squad.

For County, they too are waiting on an international return from Mustapha Dumbya and Jake Cassidy could be available following long term injury.

County have been in the headlines recently with the press focusing on the dedication of Goalkeeper Roy Carroll, he’s been on international duty but still made sure he was back from Europe to play for the Magpies just 24 hours later.

Thanks to the two club’s recent spells in League One and the Football League there are a few previous fixtures to revisit.

Most recently, during the Glovers’ promotion season of 2012/13, Yeovil claimed all three points away from home and a more than creditable draw at home.

Paddy Madden and a Matty Dolan free kick did the damage at Meadow Lane while the two sides played out a 0-0 at Huish Park.

Prior to that season, the head to head shows each side with three wins.

Tickets for Saturday’s fixture are available on the day, but for those who are saving their travel time for the FA Cup trip to Accrington or who are getting their Xmas shopping out of the way, the match is available on Glovers Player.

Speaking of Christmas shopping, the online ticket facility at YTFC.net has a full range of home match tickets available now to purchase – just in time to be delivered, wrapped and popped in to a stocking ahead of the festive fixtures.

Highlights will be available on YouTube 24 hours after the final whistle blows and post match interviews will be uploaded just as soon as possible.

Notts County

Famous Fans: Few and far between, but singer Jake Bugg and TV personality Dale Winton are supposed to be a Magpies at heart.

A Foot in Both Camps: Kwesi Appiah, Leon Best, Kim Grant, Luke Rodgers and Ivan Sproule.

Did you know: Not only are County the oldest league club in the world, they also inspired the classic black and white strip of Juventus and recently drew 1-1 with the Italian giants in a friendly to mark the partnership.

TICKETS: OLDHAM ATHLETIC AWAY

Tickets for Town’s trip to Oldham Athletic on Saturday 13th December are now on sale from Huish Park.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Adults – £22

Over 65 – £12

Under 16 – £10

Under 12 – £5

Ambulant disabled/Wheelchair will pay the relevant price band with free carer.

 

Please note there is no student/Young person rates

 

There will be no price increase on the day and a cash turnstile will be in operation on the day.

KIDS FOR A QUID FOR PRESTON NORTH END CLASH


The Glovers welcome Simon Grayson and his Preston Norh End squad to Huish Park next Saturday (29th November) and the game has been designated ‘Kids for a Quid’.

After the great support shown at the recent Victory Shield international, the club has decided to make the Preston North End game a ‘Kids for a Quid’ fixture to encourage young fans back to Huish Park.


All under 16’s can purchase a ticket for the fixture for just £1!

To buy your ticket online click here or call the ticket office on 01935 847888.

BEN’S BETS – SATURDAY 22nd NOVEMBER


With Christmas fast approaching, here at YTFC.net, we have picked out three teams that could earn you a little extra pocket money to hit the shops with, by signing up with SkyBet, the Football League’s principal sponsors you can have a bet on this treble and hopefully we’ll be looking at a winner by Saturday evening. 
Firstly, in the Championship it is becoming very easy to back against Blackpool this season, rock bottom of the league with just the one point collected from the last six games they are heading towards relegation at an alarming rate.
This Saturday, they host Bolton, a local derby against a side very much on the upturn following the appointment of a new manager.
Neil Lennon has taken the reigns at the Reebok and they have won their last two and four in their last six. Lying third in the form table, this could be an away win and more misery could be in store for the Tangerines.
Bolton to beat Blackpool @ 6/5.
Next up we take a look at League One and the conquerors of Yeovil last weekend Fleetwood Town could well be in for back to back wins.
The Cod Army are back on home soil, where they are yet to suffer a defeat and host a Walsall side in 16th place in the league. 
The Saddlers have also relied on home form and their travels have resulted in just one win this campaign, so I’m expecting a tight clash, but one which ends in another home win.
Fleetwood to beat Walsall @ 13/10
Finally into League Two and we look at one club seemingly ducking under the radar of most sides in Plymouth Argyle. 
The Pilgrims are up to fifth in the table (third in the form table) and look like they could beat just about anyone in the division. They travel to Mansfield who are not having it quite their own way. 
The Stags were held to a 1-1 draw in the FA Cup at home to non-league Concord Rangers during midweek and with their league position has them looking nervously over their shoulders.
Plymouth had their feet up during midweek, resting while Mansfield played out that draw in the cup and in Reuben Reid they have one of the country’s in form marksmen.
It’s an away win for me here, with a huge goal difference building for the Devon side, I wouldn’t bet against a few more goals and a comfortable win for the travelling fans.
Plymouth to beat Mansfield @ 7/5.
Not a single one of the three sides are at odds of shorter than Even money, not bad for three teams I think are easy to get behind.
Together, the combined odds are over 11/1 meaning that a fiver stake returns a total exceeding £60.
Of course, as we always suggest, please bet to the level you are comfortable with.
YTFC Special
The Glovers have a tricky away game at Notts County and it’s no surprise to see the Magpies as favourites. However, the Glovers have never been one to play to the bookmaker’s odds and so, even the 2/1 on a Yeovil win is rather tempting.
But dig a little deeper and if we take that positivity and combine it with a defence looking more solid by the game and a strike force not quite hitting the target, a low scoring Yeovil win is still rather tempting.
Yeovil to win and UNDER 2.5 goals in the game… 5/1. 
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ENGLAND DEFEAT SCOTLAND IN VICTORY SHIELD AT HUISH PARK

England U16s followed their senior counterparts’ success in Glasgow by beating Scotland 2-1 in the Victory Shield on Thursday night.

Steve Cooper’s Young Lions wrapped up their Shield campaign at Yeovil Town’s Huish Park with a second win in the competition.

Goals in either half from Arsenal’s Joe Willock and Chelsea’s Martell Taylor-Crossdale, sandwiching Jack Thomson’s leveller for the Scots, capped a good night for England.

However, it was not enough to claim the trophy after Wales had earlier secured their first Victory Shield outright win in 66 years beating Northern Ireland 2-0.

MATCH OFFICIAL APPOINTMENT V NOTTS COUNTY


Stuart Attwell will take charge of Saturday’s clash with Notts County at Meadow Lane.

During his 16 games in the middle this season, Attwell has issued 41 yellows and one red card.

Atwell last took charge of the Glovers in the 2-1 home defeat to Huddersfield Town in April.

Akil Howson and Jason Tyas woll assist Attwell and Richard Wigglesworth will be fourth official.

VICTORY SHIELD PROGRAMME ON SALE FROM HUISH PARK

The official match programme for tonight’s Victory Shield match between England and Scotland will be on sale around Huish Park.

The programme will be on sale at various points around Huish Park including the Club Shop and Green and Whites Supporters Club Shop.

Priced at £4, the 100 page edition is packed with information on tonight’s match along with all the latest news from the FA.

Tickets are still available from the Ticket Office, priced at just £3 for adults and £1 for concessions.

To purchase your tickets call the ticket office on 01935 847888 or click here to buy online.

ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMANCES OF THE SEASON

Hi everyone.

It may be Thursday…but I am still in shock that we did not win that game last Saturday, let alone lost it. We had so many chances to score and it was just heartbreaking to lose a goal so late on. I have to say though, I thought it was one of the best performances of the season.

Never will you see a more dominant 1 – 0 loss or a more solid performance from a side bottom of the table. It may make grim reading at the moment but we look good in all areas of the pitch, just incredibly soft up front. We need to find that killer instinct and cement our place in League One this season.

Another international week and another two victories for England – for once we can’t really complain about the national team. I was pleased to see Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck score in the 3-1 victories. Rooney has now scored 46 goals in an England shirt, a quite unbelievable record; it is amazing he is still getting so much stick in the media.

As much as I was pleased England did well…I do miss the Premier League and Championship during the break. What better way to start this weekend than a huge fixture like Arsenal vs Manchester United? The 5.30 Kick Off has potential to be one of the games of the weekend and I really don’t know which way it is going to go! Welbeck will be keen to impress against his old side, particularly after such a poor loss against Swansea.

However, Manchester United seem rejuvenated and are grinding out some better results despite not playing as well as they have been used to. In the Championship, Watford take on Derby in a huge match at the top end of the table, I think the top six in the second tier this year will all swap around, just look at the fall of Nottingham Forest. Flying high at the top early on, they now sit in 11th place. Once again, it is going to be an exciting second half of the season, especially with the busy Christmas period approaching.

Goal of the Week

With all the other football being played, it is easy to forget some of the FA Cup ties that took place this week, so for goal of the week I have chosen this brilliant strike from Concord Rangers Jordan Chiedozie. This equaliser earnt his side a replay against Mansfield Town – one he will remember I am sure.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/30111474

Talking of the FA Cup, we will play Accrington Stanley in the second round in a couple of week’s time. I will be making the trip up to support the lads and tick off another new ground. What a difference a cup run could make to our season. I hope to also see you all at Notts County on Saturday, I haven’t been to an away game in ages so I can’t wait to join in and sing as loud as I can! Those 3 points have never been more vital so let’s go there and finally get a result our performances deserve.

See you all there.

Shez

STEVE COOPER SET TO BRING YOUNG LIONS TO HUISH PARK


Yeovil Town is set to host international football again tomorrow (Thursday 20th November) with England under 16s set to take on Scotland under 16s at Huish Park.

England coach Steve Cooper brings his team of Young Lions to Huish Park to take on Scot Gemmill’s Scotland.

Tickets for the game will cost £3 for adults and £1 for under 16s and are available from the Ticket Office at Huish Park or by calling 01935 847888.

TOWN TO FACE ACCRINGTON STANLEY IN SECOND ROUND


Town will play Acrrington Stanley in the FA Cup second round after they beat Notts County last night.

John Coleman’s men went behind in the first half after Ronan Murray scored for County, but goals from Luke Joyce and Marcus Carve secured Stanley’s passage through to the next round.

A date for the fixture and ticket information will be released in due course.

SCOTLAND UNDER 16’s TRAIN AT HUISH PARK

Members of the Scotland Under 16’s side, due to play England under 16’s at Huish Park in the Victory Shield on Thursday, were training on the Astro surface at Yeovil this afternoon.

The squad is managed by former Everton and Nottingham Forest midfielder Scot Gemmill who was in charge of the session.

Tickets are still available for the match from the Yeovil Town Ticket Office priced at £1 for children and £3 for adults or by ringing the Ticket Office Hot Line on 01935 847888

MATCHWORN POPPY SHIRTS UP FOR AUCTION

Town’s match against Fleetwood Town last Saturday marked the clubs day of remembrance.

The Yeovil players wore shirts carrying the Royal British Legion Poppy logo. These match worn shirts are now up for auction, with all the proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.

ytfc.net will be publish regular updates with the highest bidding amounts.

To bid for a shirt please email Roger Duddridge (County Chairman) on roger@duddridge.me.uk

There is a minimum reserve of £50 per shirt.

P&P will be extra should you require it.

WIN AN ENGLAND SIGNED SHIRT WITH THE BREEZE

Fancy being the proud owner of a signed England Football Shirt?

Well you can by entering a simple competition with our local commercial radio station The Breeze.

To celebrate the forthcoming England v Scotland Victory Shield game being held on Thursday at Huish Park the Radio Station, in conjunction with The FA, have got a signed shirt for you to win.

All of Roy Hodgson’s squad from the matches against Slovenia and Scotland have signed including 100 cap captain Wayne Rooney.

Just click on this link http://southsomerset.thebreeze.com/competitions/england-vs-scotland-u16s-at-huish-park/ and try your luck.

JACK BUTLAND RECALLS HIS TIME WITH ENGLAND UNDER 16’S


Derby County loanee and England international goalkeeper Jack Butland says playing for England Under 16’s was such a "fantastic experience".

The Bristol born shot stopper made his international debut back in 2008, keeping a clean sheet as the England under-16 team beat their Northern Ireland counterparts 6–0 in a Victory Shield match.

Speaking ahead of the England v Scotland international at Huish Park Butland said: "Being involved in the development teams as a young player is massive. When you are a young player, to be able to come away from club football and play competitive football with England is the pinnacle, it’s what you want to achieve. To come away and play with the best of your age group against the best from all over the world is a fantastic experience and one which you can only learn from."

"The international stage is a very unique experience, the fact you are not with each other all year round, you come together and train with people of the highest quality from your age group. To be able to work with them, improve and learn is a really enjoyable experience. It’s one you’ve got to be able to learn from whether that be playing in front of bigger crowds at a young age, learning from experienced coaches which The FA have and travelling to different countries, playing against different teams, different styles. It really is a learning experience and is something you need to cherish and really enjoy doing and want to do more of."

Butland, who has represented England at all age levels from under 16’s to senior level continued, "It can be some of the best times of your career even from a young age and it’s a chance to put a marker down and show the world that we’ve got the talent and the quality in our country. I would say to the younger players, enjoy it and every time you get the chance, show people what you are all about."

Tickets are still available for the match at the Huish Park ticket office priced just £1 for kids and £3 for adults. Tickets can be purchased from the Huish Park ticket office or by calling 01935 847888.

TRAVEL: AWAY TRAVEL DETAILS

The Green and White Supporters Club have released their travel details for the remaining away fixtures of the season.


Please note that a pick up from the Bus Station will be by request only. Please make it clear when booking with Paul that you would like to be picked up from the Station. For midweek fixtures there will be no pick up from the Bus Station.

Departure times and prices are listed below.

Notts County

Saturday 22nd November 2014.

Bus Station – 7.45 am

Huish Park – 8.00 am

Adult Members – £26 – Member Concessions – £24

Adult Non-Members – £28 – Non-Member Concessions – £26

Accrington Stanley

Saturday 6th December 2014

Huish Park – 7:15 am

Adult Members – £29 – Member Concessions – £27

Adult Non-Members – £31 – Non-Member Concessions – £29

Oldham Athletic

Saturday 13th December 2014

Bus Station – 7.30 am – Huish Park – 7.45 am

Adult Members – £29 – Member Concessions – £27

Adult Non-Members – £31 – Non-Member Concessions – £29

Bristol City

Friday 26th December 2014

Huish Park – 11.00 am

Adult Members – £13 – Member Concessions – £11

Adult Non-Members – £15 – Non-Member Concessions – £13

This is an ALL TICKET game for away supporters.

The Away Travel Club will also be running transport to Bristol City on Boxing Day. If you would like to book a seat please call Roger on 01935 475384. The coach will be leaving the away end at Huish Park at 11.30 am and the cost for the trip will be £13 a seat.

Preston North End

Saturday 3rd January 2015

Huish Park – 7.30 am

Adult Members – £29 – Member Concessions – £27

Adult Non-Members – £31 – Non-Member Concessions – £29

Barnsley

Saturday 10th January 2015.

Huish Park – 7.45 am

Adult Members – £29 – Member Concessions – £27

Adult Non-Members – £31 – Non-Member Concessions – £29

Peterborough United

Saturday 31st January 2015.

Huish Park – 8.00 am

Adult Members – £26 – Member Concessions – £24

Adult Non-Members – £28 – Non-Member Concessions – £26

Crewe Alexandra

Tuesday 10th February 2015.

Huish Park – 1.45pm

Adult Members – £26 – Member Concessions – £24

Adult Non-Members – £28 – Non-Member Concessions – £26

Doncaster Rovers

Saturday 14th February 2015.

Huish Park – 7.45am

Adult Members – £29 – Member Concessions – £27

Adult Non-Members – £31 – Non-Member Concessions – £29

Scunthorpe United

Saturday 28th February 2015.

Huish Park – 7.30am

Adult Members – £30 – Member Concessions – £28

Adult Non-Members – £32 – Non-Member Concessions – £30

Leyton Orient

Saturday 14th March 2015.

Huish Park – 8.45am

Adult Members – £22 – Member Concessions – £20

Adult Non-Members – £24 – Non-Member Concessions – £22

Colchester United

Tuesday 17th March 2015.

Huish Park – 1.30pm

Adult Members – £26 – Member Concessions – £24

Adult Non-Members – £28 – Non-Member Concessions – £26

Rochdale

Saturday 28th March 2015.

Huish Park – 7.45am

Adult Members – £29 – Member Concessions – £27

Adult Non-Members – £31 – Non-Member Concessions – £29.00

Fleetwood Town

Easter Monday 6th April 2015.

Huish Park – 7.00am

Adult Members – £30 – Member Concessions – £28

Adult Non-Members – £32 – Non-Member Concessions – £30.00

Swindon Town

Saturday 18th April 2015.

Details of travel to follow.

Milton Keynes Dons

Sunday 3rd May 2015.

Details of travel to follow.

To book your seat with The Green and Whites send a text message to Paul Hadlow on 07736 044570. You can also email Paul at paulhadlow@outlook.com. If you want to book via phone, please call after 6pm.

TICKETS: BRISTOL CITY AWAY – 26TH DECEMBER

Season Ticket holders will get the first chance to purchase tickets for the Boxing Day clash with Bristol City.

Tickets for the trip to Ashton Gate will go on sale to Season Ticket holders today, Monday 17th November through to Saturday 29th November.

Any remaining tickets will go on general sale on Monday 1st December at 10am.

Due to the ground renovation at Ashton Gate, Town have been given a limited allocation of just over 1,000 tickets. Because of the limited number and high demand, tickets will be restricted to ONE TICKET per season ticket.

When booking your ticket, the Ticket Office will need the reference number from each season ticket. (If a there are three season ticket holders wishing to book together, the ticket office we will need the three season ticket numbers when they come to purchase. Tickets will not be held without a valid season ticket number)

Prices

Adult – £23

Senior (65+) – £18

Under 21 – £18

Under 19 – £15

Under 8 – £10

 

Disabled fans pay the relevant price band with a free carer

 

Tickets can be purchased in person from the ticket office or on the phone by calling 01935 847 888 from 10am on Monday 17th November.

If calling and the lines are busy customers are advised to leave a message stating their name, their season ticket number, how many tickets they require and an contact number. 

Ticket office staff will be taking these messages, allocating tickets in order and calling customers back. Please do not leave multiple messages as this will cause delays.

TICKETS FOR ENGLAND V SCOTLAND REMAIN ON SALE

Ticket sales continue to increase for the England under 16 Victory Shield international against Scotland at Huish Park this Thursday.

Tickets remain on sale online (click here) and from the club’s ticket office.

Tickets are priced at just £3 for adults, £1 concessions and can be purchased by calling 01935 847888, online or e-mailing ticketoffice@ytfc.net.

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V FLEETWOOD TOWN

An 85th minute header from former Bristol Rovers midfielder Jeff Hughes settled the match at Huish Park this afternoon.

It was harsh on a Yeovil side who had double the number of chances that Fleetwood created but were wasteful in front of goal with keeper Chris Maxwell outstanding, pulling off several top class saves to deny Yeovil’s attackers.

The result drops Yeovil to bottom position in League One but Fleetwood’s 72 away fans today will enjoy their long trip back to Lancashire with their first three point away haul since August.

Town boss Gary Johnson unsurprisingly named an unchanged eleven from that which beat Crawley in the FA Cup last Saturday. Fleetwood gave an instant debut to new loan striker Martin Paterson, signed from Huddersfield this week. And the former Burnley forward was in the action immediately, breaking down the right flank and crossing but his hard work was fruitless as no one got on the end of it.

Yeovil went even closer on eight minutes when Sam Foley’s cross was headed on to the back post by Ajay Leitch-Smith. It was the first in a series of five corners that Yeovil won but failed to convert any chance, Ben Nugent also heading way over.

Keeper Maxwell was alert to save from Jordan Clarke’s flick header and then saved superbly after Jordy Hiwula’s jinking run created space for a left foot shot. Joe Edwards also tested the Cod Army defence with a thirty yarder that was deflected for a corner.

The Yeovil defenders, resolute at one end, then pushed forward at times with Steven Arthurworrey heading a corner at Maxwell and Liam Davis thumping a left footed shot well wide. Former Yeovil loan midfielder Josh Morris and Kevin Dawson clashed twice, earning the game’s first two yellow cards for each other while Edwards followed them into the boo shortly after.

Edwards next contribution was a positive one as he released Leitch-Smith down the left. The attacker burst forward before cutting inside and unleashing a goalbound shot that Maxwell tipped away fantastically. Clarke again went close with a stooping header but although the visitors replied with a couple of speculative shots from Gareth Evans, the expectancy was that Yeovil would come out in the second half and push on.

Apart from a Hiwula effort that was ruled out for offside, the second half offered little for the Glovers in terms of chances. Yeovil keeper Jed Steer saved from Evans then got down well to deny Hughes early on after the break. James Berrett lashed wide on 62 minutes but the opportunities were too sporadic to build up any momentum. Hiwula smashed a shot against the crossbar but play had already stopped for a handball previously.

After Hiwula’s miscontrol had cost him a clear cut chance, Berrett curled in a beauty of a shot that Maxwell saved brilliantly. The game livened up after that and Clarke went close with another glancing header before Dawson broke down the right, fed Hiwula but again, his control let him down and the chance was lost.

The miss was vital though as Fleetwood grabbed the only goal two minutes later. From a corner delivered by Steven Schumacher, Jeff Hughes met the cross with a perfect bullet header into the net. Yeovil had only one more chance to grab a leveller but Sam Foley’s free kick sailed over the crossbar harmlessly.  

Match Report : 15/11/2014

An 85th minute header from former Bristol Rovers midfielder Jeff Hughes settled the match at Huish Park this afternoon.

It was harsh on a Yeovil side who had double the number of chances that Fleetwood created but were wasteful in front of goal with keeper Chris Maxwell outstanding, pulling off several top class saves to deny Yeovil’s attackers.

The result drops Yeovil to bottom position in League One but Fleetwood’s 72 away fans today will enjoy their long trip back to Lancashire with their first three point away haul since August.

Town boss Gary Johnson unsurprisingly named an unchanged eleven from that which beat Crawley in the FA Cup last Saturday. Fleetwood gave an instant debut to new loan striker Martin Paterson, signed from Huddersfield this week. And the former Burnley forward was in the action immediately, breaking down the right flank and crossing but his hard work was fruitless as no one got on the end of it.

Yeovil went even closer on eight minutes when Sam Foley’s cross was headed on to the back post by Ajay Leitch-Smith. It was the first in a series of five corners that Yeovil won but failed to convert any chance, Ben Nugent also heading way over.

Keeper Maxwell was alert to save from Jordan Clarke’s flick header and then saved superbly after Jordy Hiwula’s jinking run created space for a left foot shot. Joe Edwards also tested the Cod Army defence with a thirty yarder that was deflected for a corner.

The Yeovil defenders, resolute at one end, then pushed forward at times with Steven Arthurworrey heading a corner at Maxwell and Liam Davis thumping a left footed shot well wide. Former Yeovil loan midfielder Josh Morris and Kevin Dawson clashed twice, earning the game’s first two yellow cards for each other while Edwards followed them into the boo shortly after.

Edwards next contribution was a positive one as he released Leitch-Smith down the left. The attacker burst forward before cutting inside and unleashing a goalbound shot that Maxwell tipped away fantastically. Clarke again went close with a stooping header but although the visitors replied with a couple of speculative shots from Gareth Evans, the expectancy was that Yeovil would come out in the second half and push on.

Apart from a Hiwula effort that was ruled out for offside, the second half offered little for the Glovers in terms of chances. Yeovil keeper Jed Steer saved from Evans then got down well to deny Hughes early on after the break. James Berrett lashed wide on 62 minutes but the opportunities were too sporadic to build up any momentum. Hiwula smashed a shot against the crossbar but play had already stopped for a handball previously.

After Hiwula’s miscontrol had cost him a clear cut chance, Berrett curled in a beauty of a shot that Maxwell saved brilliantly. The game livened up after that and Clarke went close with another glancing header before Dawson broke down the right, fed Hiwula but again, his control let him down and the chance was lost.

The miss was vital though as Fleetwood grabbed the only goal two minutes later. From a corner delivered by Steven Schumacher, Jeff Hughes met the cross with a perfect bullet header into the net. Yeovil had only one more chance to grab a leveller but Sam Foley’s free kick sailed over the crossbar harmlessly.  

PLAYERS SHIRTS TO BE AUCTIONED FOR POPPY APPEAL


Yeovil Town is proud to announce that all the shirts worn by Glovers players during Saturday’s match with Fleetwood Town will be available to fans via a email auction.

All the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

The players will be wearing the special shirts with the poppy emblam on the chest during Saturday’s fixture against Fleetwood Town.

The bidding opens on Saturday 15th November at 6pm and closes at 11:59pm on Monday 1st December

There will be a minimum reserve of £50 per shirt.

P&P will be extra should you require it.

Bid is by email only; Roger Duddridge (County Chairman) on roger@duddridge.me.uk

PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V FLEETWOOD TOWN

Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League One action this coming Saturday as the Glovers host Fleetwood Town at Huish Park.

As usual, it’s a 3pm kick off on Saturday, but unlike other home games, Glovers fans can take advantage of the pre-match price right up until 1pm.

That means the reduced prices, that normally go off sale the night before can be taken up until 1pm.

Tickets can be purchased in all the usual ways; by clicking HERE and buying online, calling the ticket office or in person.

With the extended offer and the likelihood of extra people heading to Huish Park in the run up to kick off, please allow suitable collection time on match day.

Looking towards the fixture and Yeovil are coming off the back of two clean sheets and a win in the FA Cup first round.

The 0-0 draw with Chesterfield and the 1-0 win over Crawley have suggested that defensive frailties might have been taken care of, while a midweek county cup win over non-league Hengrove Athletic will certainly have boosted the striker’s confidence.

Any 13-0 win is positive, but with many of the first team involved in the match squad, it’s hoped that the feeling of seeing the ball hit the back of the net, regardless of opposition, will be transferable to the league campaign.

Jordy Hiwula backed up his first senior goal at the weekend with a hat-trick, James Hayter’s career goal tally also jumped up by three. Sam Foley and Ajay Leitch Smith also benefitted as did James Berrett with a delightful free kick.

Fleetwood on the other hand have not exactly been in the best of form, they crashed out of the FA Cup at the hands of Cambridge United – former Glovers loanee Kwesi Appiah doing the damage – and have lost no fewer than six in a row in league matches away from home.

The Cod Army are tenth in the league but the contrast between home and away form is quite something; at home, they’re unbeaten all season with four wins and four draws.

However, on the road they have won just twice and those were way back in August, since then they’ve made journeys to Oldham, Peterborough, Preston, Colchester, Crawley and MK Dons and come back with absolutely nothing.

In terms of the league table, a win for Yeovil could see them climb no fewer than five places and out of the relegation zone.

Fleetwood would not only arrest that alarming away form, but could put themselves within a point of the play off spots with a victory.

In terms of team news, Gary Johnson has admitted that Kieffer Moore may be given an extended period of time to recover from injury after he broke down in the draw away at Chesterfield.

Also, Yeovil currently have six loanees on the books, one will have to miss out due to Football League rules.

Fleetwood have this week loaned out defender Liam Hogan to Macclesfield and have brought in MK Dons striker Tom Hitchcock.

Saturday’s fixture is also the first of a three game suspension for Jamie Proctor, he came on a substitute at the weekend, but still managed to beat his teammates back to the changing room after seeing red.

Both sides will be without one international star as well. Northern Irish defender Conor Mclaughlin is out for the away side with Jamaican winger Joel Grant missing for the Glovers.

The only previous meetings between the two clubs don’t make pretty reading for the Glovers fans, the 2011 FA Cup second round fixtures were played out in front of the ESPN cameras and it didn’t go well for Yeovil.

Despite being 2-0 up away at Highbury, the Cod army forced a replay. In the return leg Terry Skiverton’s men imploded and lost 2-0 crashing out of the cup to a then non-league outfit.

By my reckoning, the Glovers probably owe Fleetwood one for those FA Cup games and so if you want to be at Huish Park, you can be.

Remember, the pre-match discount now applies right up until 1pm on match day, so you can get the reduced price for you and your family and friends right now.

There are also offers available for half-season tickets and pre-match hospitality all of which can be booked with the ticket office.

If you’re not available to be at Huish Park, don’t worry, the game will be on Glovers Player and the highlights will be on YouTube on Sunday.

Fleetwood

Famous Fans: Darts player Wes Newton.

A Foot in Both Camps: Anthony Barry and Josh Morris.

Did you know: Defender Nathan Pond holds a Guinness world record for ‘the most football (soccer) divisions played in for one club by an individual’ with a total of seven!

YEOVIL TOWN LADIES PICK UP CLUB OF THE YEAR AWARD

Yeovil Town Ladies were named WSL 2 Club of the Year at the FA Woman’s Football Awards last night.

At the awards ceremony held at Madame Tussauds in London, manager Jamie Sherwood, general manager Trevor Jenkins and director Stephen Allinson picked up the award on behalf of everyone associated with Yeovil Town Ladies for all their hard work during the past season.

Chairman David Mills said: "
"We look to continually improve so this award is not the end of our efforts and fans can expect us to work even harder in these areas in 2015. Finally we would like to thank everyone who comes to our games – whether it is our own fantastic fans or those of visiting teams they have all been epic this season".

of fan engagement and creating a welcoming environment at our home games.
This fantastic award is down to the hard work of everyone involved with the Club, not just now but over many years. We set ourselves a target this year of being the best we could on and off the pitch – particularly in the areas

TICKETS: BRISTOL CITY AWAY – 26TH DECEMBER

Season Ticket holders will get the first chance to purchase tickets for the Boxing Day clash with Bristol City.

Tickets for the trip to Ashton Gate will go on sale to Season Ticket holders from 10am on Monday 17th November through to Saturday 29th November.

Any remaining tickets will go on general sale on Monday 1st December at 10am.

Due to the ground renovation at Ashton Gate, Town have been given a limited allocation of just over 1,000 tickets. Because of the limited number and high demand, tickets will be restricted to ONE TICKET per season ticket.

When booking your ticket, the Ticket Office will need the reference number from each season ticket. (If a there are three season ticket holders wishing to book together, the ticket office we will need the three season ticket numbers when they come to purchase. Tickets will not be held without a valid season ticket number)

Prices

Adult – £23

Senior (65+) – £18

Under 21 – £18

Under 19 – £15

Under 8 – £10

 

Disabled fans pay the relevant price band with a free carer

 

Tickets can be purchased in person from the ticket office or on the phone by calling 01935 847 888 from 10am on Monday 17th November.

If calling and the lines are busy customers are advised to leave a message stating their name, their season ticket number, how many tickets they require and an contact number. 

Ticket office staff will be taking these messages, allocating tickets in order and calling customers back. Please do not leave multiple messages as this will cause delays.

COOPER NAMES SQUAD FOR VICTORY SHIELD FIXTURE AT HUISH PARK

The England U16s squad for their final Victory Shield game against Scotland has been named by Steve Cooper.

The head coach has selected an 18-man group by head coach Cooper for the game at Huish Park in Yeovil.

And England will want to end the competition with a win which could see them lift the Shield depending on the outcome of the game between Northern Ireland and Wales.

That will not be Cooper’s main priority though, as the latest batch of English youngsters take their early steps on the international ladder.

A number of the squad have already featured in the first two games in the Shield, a 1-0 defeat to Wales in Bangor and then a win over Northern Ireland earlier this month.

However, there are first call-ups for Manchester City duo Diego Lattie and Ayotomiwa Bashiru and Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson.

"The players were really looking forward to meeting up for this game and relationships have already started to form which is great," said Cooper.

England U16s head coach Steve Cooper.

Steve Cooper has selected an 18-man squad for the game in Yeovil

"Development is about individual talent but it is also about playing in a team. To do that we need to make sure the players bond – and they certainly are.

"We are working with 16-year-olds who are on the start of an international journey and we need to be mindful of that.

"Our expectations need to be high but they need to be appropriate. We need to concentrate on the now but have an eye on the future as well."

The Squad

Goalkeepers: Taye Ashby-Hammond (Fulham), Ryan Sandford (MIllwall).

Defenders: Tolaji Bola (Arsenal), Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea), Diego Lattie (Manchester City), Vashon Neufville (West Ham United), Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders: Ayotomiwa Bashiru (Manchester City), Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town), Charlie Gilmour (Arsenal), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Callum Slattery (Southampton), Joe Willock (Arsenal).

Forwards: Martell Taylor Crossdale (Chelsea), Jonathan Leko (West Bromwich Albion), Adam Lewis (Liverpool), Reiss Nelson (Arsenal), Dan N’Lundulu (Southampton).

Tickets are priced £3 for adults, £1 concessions and can be purchased by calling 01935 847888 or e-mailing ticketoffice@ytfc.net.

FINAL WEEKEND SET TO PROVIDE THRILLING END TO 2014/15 CAMPAIGN

The Football League has announced that all three divisions of the Sky Bet Football League will conclude at different times across the final weekend of the 2014/15 season giving each competition its own share of the footballing spotlight.

The final weekend will begin with the climax of the Sky Bet Championship season at 12.15pm on Saturday 2nd May and is followed later that day by the end of the Sky Bet League 2 season at 3.00pm. The last day of the Sky Bet League 1 season will take place the following day, Sunday 3rd May, with matches kicking off at 12.15pm.

The Football League’s primary broadcast partner, Sky Sports, will follow the action in all three divisions every step of the way.

Final Weekend Fixtures:

May 2 KO 12.15pm – Sky Bet Championship

May 2 KO 3.00pm – Sky Bet League 2

May 3 KO 12.15pm – Sky Bet League 1

Looking ahead, the 2015/16 Sky Bet Football League season will kick-off on the weekend of August 8 and conclude on the weekend of May 7, with the Play-Off Finals taking place over the traditional May Bank Holiday weekend.

2015/16 Season Key Dates:

August 8  – Sky Bet Football League season kicks-off

w/c Aug 10  – Capital One Cup Round 1

w/c Aug 31 – Football League Trophy Round 1

Dec 26, 28 and Jan 2 – Festive fixture programme

February 28 – Capital One Cup Final

April 3 – Football League Trophy Final

May 7  – Sky Bet Football League season concludes

May 28 – Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final

May 29 – Sky Bet League 1 Play-Off Final

May 30 – Sky Bet League 2 Play-Off Final

Additionally, The Football League is to introduce the use of ‘Vanishing Spray’ by referees into its competitions from January 1, 2015 following a successful trial in the early rounds of this season’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

 

Having received positive feedback from clubs, referees and supporters, The League has instructed the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) to begin using the product in all matches played in the Sky Bet Football League, Capital One Cup and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy from the mid-point of the current campaign.

EARLY BIRD PRICES EXTENDED FOR FLEETWOOD TOWN MATCH

After two clean sheets against Chesterfield and Crawley Town the Glovers take on Fleetwood at Huish Park this weekend.

The Huish Park Ticket Office have extended the Early Bird pricing until 1pm on Saturday.

Tickets can be purchased until 1pm at the early bird pricing for all areas of the stadium.

Normally, the on-line reduction expires at 11pm the night before the match and the in-person deal stops at 6pm.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 01935 847888.

BEN’S BETS – SATURDAY 15TH NOVEMBER

League One and League Two take centre stage once more this weekend as another International week takes the Premier League and Championship out of action.

So, with one league taking a week off, the usual Ben’s Bets treble will have to be altered. I’ve picked two teams from each of the two active divisions – four teams in all, feel free to bet on the trebles and the accumulator or eliminate one of the sides that you may disagree with.

Sign up for SkyBet account HERE and support Yeovil as you bet.

Firstly then, in League One, I’m backing the other Johnson gaffer in the family, Lee.

Oldham host Crawley Town and lie just outside of the play off places, I think that the Latics are a decent bet at home.

They’ve lost just once home soil this season and have won four of their last six, only losing to high flying Bristol City.

Crawley Town on the other hand have crashed out of two cup competitions in the past seven days and have only clocked up one win in the same six match period.

When we take into account that the last two meetings of this fixture have both gone Oldham’s way combined with Crawley’s leaky defence (they’ve already conceded 25 this season) I’m happy to suggest this one is a home banker.

Oldham to beat Crawley @ 4/7

Secondly, we are picking an away side who are also knocking on the door of the play off places.

Peterborough United travel to Walsall with a shaky run of form, but one I think they are through.

A cup win over Carlisle last time out will have done the confidence the world of good and travelling to a Walsall side already in the lower mid table they could prove value and bigger than expected odds.

Walsall have struggled for goals at home this season and have lost to both the bottom two on home soil so far this campaign.

Peterborough games have always seen goals, 63% of Posh games see three or more goals, so I’m hoping that the goals fire for Ferguson’s men and Walsall’s goal shy season continues.

Peterborough to beat Walsall @ 6/4

Two selections from League Two now and we start with another home side in great form.

Shrewsbury Town are flying, third in the table, unbeaten at home with seven wins from eight will be too much to handle for Mansfield.

The Stags have only troubled the scorers five times away from home this season winning just the once, they may be the draw specialists this season with four draws in their last five, but the Shrews have too much momentum and fire power.

Easy home win here, maybe two or three goals scored in the process.

Shrewsbury to beat Mansfield @ 4/7

Finally, we are going for an Oxford side who are on the road at York on Saturday.

Oxford progressed through a potentially tricky FA Cup tie at Grimsby last week while York need a replay against AFC Wimbledon.

In the league, York have had a tough time and home fans haven’t actually seen a win yet.

Six draws and six goals on their own patch isn’t good enough and I feel that the travelling U’s may heap  more misery on the Minstermen.

Oxford’s only win on the road this season came a few weeks back at Northampton and that removes that particular monkey from their back.

I’m going for an away win here especially as York city lost one of their leading marksmen Diego De Girolamo when he was recalled by parent club Sheffield United.

Oxford to beat York @ 21/10

In total then, these four will return a whopping £95 which isn’t bad at all, but as I mentioned above, covering yourself with the trebles in case one of those tricky away selections lets us down wouldn’t hurt at all.

The £5 suggested stake is just that, suggested. Please feel free to bet to the level you want to.

YTFC Special.

Yeovil Town go into the Fleetwood match as slight favourites and that comes off the back of a positive FA Cup win and a clean sheet away at Chesterfield.

During midweek, Yeovil notched up a whopping 13-0 win in the Somerset Premier Cup.

The standard of opponent may not have been of League One standard but the confidence given to hat trick heroes James Hayter and Jordy Hiwula will do no harm.

So, if we take the high goal ratio from that midweek game and the run of victories we can combine the Yeovil win with over 2.5 goals.

That takes odds from a less than tempting 11/8 to a more than appetising 11/4.

Not bad at all, if Hayter and Hiwula lead the line, let’s hope they’re both fighting for match ball again!

 

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Odds correct at time of writing, subject to change.

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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY!

Today, the Club Shop will be offering fans 20% off all Home and Away replica Playing kit. (Offer applies in store only)

Inline with this offer the club shop will be extending the opening hours to give fans more opportunity to take advantage of the offer.

 

The store and Ticket Office will be open 10-6 on Friday 14th November.

PFA COMMUNITY PLAYER ENGAGEMENT EVALUATION 2013/2014

The Professional Footballers Association (PFA) is pleased to launch the ‘PFA Community Player Engagement Evaluation 2013/2014’ report, which highlights the achievements and processes developed during the delivery of community, charity and non-commercial activities by the 92 professional football clubs in the 2013/14 campaign.

The PFA is more committed than ever to see Community Player Engagement at the very heart of a Club’s social responsibilities work.

Player appearances have helped clubs address key social issues in Health, Education, Social Inclusion and Equalities and the result of these efforts are there for all to see with 39,658 appearances during last season.

Building on best practice scenarios the PFA have been able to raise standards of support and disseminate this information to other clubs and players around the country.

“The PFA continue to provide advice, guidance and support to all its members ensuring they are fully aware of their social responsibilities. The formalisation of player appearance procedures across all 92 clubs as part of the governance through Capability Status has enabled better access to first team squads whilst bringing press officers, player liaison officers and community officers closer together.

This social responsibility programme has been in place for almost 30 years and has allowed Football Clubs and its players, our members, to make a significant difference for the good in their communities.” Gordon Taylor OBE, PFA Chief Executive.

The PFA’s influence with clubs continues to be at the forefront and for the last decade it has seen an increased integration of ideas to ensure more meaningful player involvement through formalised player appearance procedures at clubs whilst also providing reassurance and guidance to maximise performance.

Since the 2005/06 season the number of community player appearances has increased dramatically. The number of visits for the last few years has been over 4 times the recorded visits back in 2005/6. Since 2010 appearances have consistently totalled between 35,000 – 40,000 visits each year. The PFA see this as an excellent response in support of Community and Charitable initiatives, something the players deserve a huge amount of credit for across all 4 leagues.

“The improved Capability status criteria, which all 92 Community Programmes adhere to has undoubtedly raised standards and underpins the quality of delivery, providing increased  opportunities for development, participation and engagement, whilst also continuing to embed player responsibilities, which is key to the PFA’s ongoing investment.”

John Hudson, PFA Director of Corporate Social Responsibility.

The PFA’s Charitable Partnerships go from strength to strength with the Premier League/PFA Community Fund, The Football League Trust, The Football Conference Trust, The Princes Trust, Kick It Out, Show Racism the Red Card, The Bobby Moore Fund, Know the Score, The England Footballers Foundation and Coaching for Hope to name just a few …

The PFA’s financial commitment to these partnerships alone is approximately £7million each year, highlighting not only the monetary investment but the serious nature of the union’s overall Corporate Social Responsibilities agenda.

The PFA’s ‘Community Player of the Year’ Award was once again prominent at the Football League’s main showcase event earlier in the year and with every club nominating their very own Community Champion, choosing a winner was a difficult feat.

However, the panel of judges from the world of football and media were unanimous in their decision to pay recognition to Reda Johnson (former Sheffield Wednesday FC). Having made over 100 community appearances over the past 3 seasons, Reda also made a substantial donation to allow a local school to purchase a computer system for the less physically able. Reda stated on receiving his award: “Sometimes you have to think about other people and try to help people who need it. Sometimes it’s not only about money, it is just a smile, you go to see people and try and make their lives a bit easier. I love it.”

The PFA Community Player Engagement Evaluation 2013/2014 report is available to view online by clicking here.

RYAN INNISS LOOKS TO VICTORY SHIELD MATCH

On loan Yeovil defender Ryan Inniss is looking forward to rekindling fond memories when the Victory Shield arrives at Huish Park.

 

November, and Inniss will enjoy reminiscing after enjoying Shield success.thThe Glovers’ home ground will play host to England v. Scotland in the Under-16’s cup competition on the 20

 

“I’m very excited and I’m going to stick around and get involved with it as much as I can. In terms of my experience I was lucky enough to represent my country and it was a big part of my career and growing up, fortunately I scored the winner, it came off of my shoulder but I’ll take them all!

 

“It propelled my career because as soon as you accomplish that you are classed as top players in your age group in the country so Palace recognised that and I started playing in the youth team a lot more, above my age group, too and that really helped me develop physically and mentally.”

 

Yeovil last hosted a Victory Shield match when England beat Wales 1-0 in 2009, with both Nathan Redmond (Norwich) and Tyler Blackett (Manchester United) featuring for the Three Lions.

 

Whilst the Crystal Palace loanee is full of praise for the competition, the central defender is keen to point out it is only the beginning of any potential professional footballer’s career.

 

“It shows you that it is possible but without putting a downer on it you are only 15 or 16. I think there is so much more to do and I realise that now, but at the time I took it as a reward and I loved it, and look at the some of the players I played with, look where Luke Shaw is now.

 

“People were from all different walks of life and have taken different career paths but I think, I’m not knocking it, I think it’s an unbelievable experience, but I think as long as the lads that do play in it realise that it’s just the foundation and they should enjoy it at that age, because there is a lot of pressure at the time, but it was an unbelievable experience and I really did enjoy it.”

 

For Inniss, the Victory Shield acted as the catalyst for what is now a promising career in football, and his moment in the spotlight for England still can’t be put into words.

 

“It was surreal actually because for me I didn’t start playing after injury for a pro club until I was 15 and then later that year I went to the training camp and I was away with England so it all came fast.

 

“With it being on live TV and my family being able to watch because it was quite far away was unbelievable, so that’s how it came about. It was such a buzz, and scoring the goal, even now I’m struggling to find the words to describe the feeling, it’s taking me back as we speak.”

 

ROONEY REFLECTS ON VICTORY SHIELD DEBUT

. November, one of the players to make his mark in the football world that played in a previous Victory Shield match, 100 cap Wayne Rooney, has been talking about his experiences playing for England Under 16’s.thAs excitement builds for the forthcoming Victory Shield match between England Under 16’s and Scotland Under 16’s at Huish Park on Thursday 20

With his young career progressing at Goodison Park, it was no surprise when Rooney was included in an England U16s squad for their Victory Shield campaign in 2001.

And it wasn’t long before he netted his first-ever goal in a Three Lions shirt – one of many that would come in the following years.

“The first game we played was against Wales. I was on the bench and came on as a sub,” recalls the Manchester United man.

“I was disappointed because I wanted to start, I wanted to play up front, and I always remember the coach saying that I wasn’t a centre-forward – he said I was a winger.

“The next game he played me as centre-forward from the start and I scored against Scotland. That was a nice moment.

“I was a young lad, 15, the game was on television and was something different to what I’d been used to.

“All my family and friends were watching the game, so it was a big moment. Once I’d tasted that, being on TV playing football and everyone seeing what I could do, I just wanted more of it.”

Rooney is just one of an amazing list of today’s top stars who have played in the Victory Shield matches.

Tickets are still available for the match at the Huish Park ticket office priced just £1 for kids and £3 for adults with bookings of over 15 being as little as 50p.

 

The Squad:

Goalkeepers:Taye Ashby-Hammond (Fulham), Ryan Sandford (Millwall).

Defenders:Jaden Brown (Tottenham Hotspur), Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea), Dujon Sterling (Chelsea), Japhat Tanganga (Tottenham Hotspur), Lewis Thompson (Manchester United).

Midfielders:Ayotomiwa Bashiru (Manchester City), Jay Beckford (Leyton Orient), Sadou Diallo (Manchester City), Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town).

Forwards:Keanan Bennetts (Tottenham Hotspur), Niall Enniss (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Mackenzie Heaney (Newcastle United), Adam Lewis (Liverpool), Dan N’Lundulu (Southampton), Okera Simmonds (Liverpool), Joe Willock (Arsenal). 

IDEAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR ALL TOWN FANS

The Yeovil Town Club store has many Christmas gift ideas and plenty of stocking fillers available.

The popular ’10’ Book is still available and will make a fantastic Christmas present for any Yeovil Town fan.

This fantastic record of Yeovil Town’s first ten years in the Football League contains everything you could possible want to know including chapters on The Managers, The Seasons, The Games , The Players and The Club.

Relive the glories of Wembley and Forest with some superb photographs and let your mind go back to that heady day in August 2003 up at Rochdale for the club’s first ever match in The Football League.

For those statto’s amongst you there are plenty of results and appearance details to keep you happy for hours.

As fans start to prepare for Christmas, the club shop will extend their opening hours for two nights.

On Friday 14th and Friday 28th November the club store will remain open until 6pm.

If you are unable to visit the club store you can always shop online by clicking here.

HOSPITALITY BOX AVAILABLE FOR VICTORY SHIELD FIXTURE

Why not enjoy the England v Scotland Victory Shield match at Huish Park in style by booking a hospitality box.

Offering a great view of all the action and a private setting to host guests, a box at Huish Park is one of the best ways to enjoy the match.

For just £250 + VAT you can enjoy:

 

· Exclusive Use of an Executive Suite

· Reserved seating just outside of the suite

· Cold buffet

· Reserved Car Parking

· Complimentary Match Programmes

· Complimentary Team Sheets

· Hostess drinks service (Payable on the day)

For more details contact Dave Linney – dlinney@ytfc.net or call 01935 847872.

THE GIANTS – NEW PLAY INSPIRED BY YEOVIL TOWN

Supported by Arts Council England, Take Art and South Somerset District Council, THE GIANTS is a play about going for three points, striving for your dreams and what happens when the reality of life scores a last minute winner.

Meanwhile, teenager Rachel spends every other Saturday on the terraces of Huish Park. She’s willing Yeovil to victory and promotion back to The Championship. Her Bovril-loving older brother is by her side and with her all the way – or is he?

 

With fitness regimes, tactics boards, specialised diets and positive mental attitudes, Warren and his merry band of school kids have their sites set firmly on the Premier League, but first there’s the small matter of conquering the Somerset Schools’ Cup to worry about.

THE GIANTS tells the story of Glovers fan Warren Pritchard, a tyre fitter with green and white aspirations.  Following in the footsteps of his idols Warren is planning on stepping off the terraces to bring a touch of Yeovil glory to his own team of under-12s.

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www.wassailtheatre.co.uk by Saturday 3rd January.  For full terms and conditions for the competition, and for information on the rest of the play’s tour, visit wassailtheatre@gmail.com
You can win by answering this simple question.  Which current Premier League team did Yeovil famously beat 2-1 in the fourth round of the FA Cup in 1949?  Email your answer to

What’s more, two lucky fans are being given the opportunity to win a whole performance of the play in their house! 

Tickets for the Huish Park performance cost £10 / £6 and can be booked via South Somerset Tourist Information Centre on 01935 462781, or www.wegottickets.com.

The play will be touring across Somerset and Dorset in 2015, including a one-off performance at Huish Park itself on 22 January.

Somerset-based Wassail Theatre Company proudly presents its debut production THE GIANTS, a play inspired by Yeovil Town Football Club.

WATCH ENGLAND V SCOTLAND FOR JUST 50P!

England U16s final match in this season’s Sky Sports Victory Shield, against holders Scotland, will take place at Huish Park, home to Yeovil Town.

The Young Lions begin their campaign with away trips to Wales and Northern Ireland before hosting the Auld Enemy in Somerset.

England’s last Victory Shield match to be played at Yeovil was in 2009 when Nathan Redmond and Tyler Blackett helped their country beat Wales 1-0.

Huish Park hosted an England U18s game against Holland in 2007. Daniel Sturridge was the star of the show, scoring twice in a 4-1 win in front of a crowd of over 8,000.

England played their first schoolboy international at Walsall’s old Fellows Park ground in 1907, beating Wales 3-1. Four years later the first match with Scotland was played at St James’ Park, Newcastle, and ended in a 1-1 draw.

Former U16s internationals include Danny Welbeck, Ross Barkley, Raheem Sterling, Jack Butland and Jonjo Shelvey.

Tickets are priced £3 for adults, £1 concessions and can be purchased by calling 01935 847888 or e-mailing ticketoffice@ytfc.net.

Group bookings – If group is of 15 or more tickets are priced at 50p per person but have to be booked in advance. To download a group booking form click here.

To download a Charter Standard form please click here

JUST LOVE THE FA CUP

Hey everyone.

I hope you have all had a good week…much better I am sure after our first round FA Cup victory over Crawley Town. I did not make it to the match but I listened online to BBC Somerset and I loved how dominant we sounded…but in true Yeovil style just the one goal to make sure we were still nervous.

I am sure the boys just like to keep us on our toes. I am really pleased for Jordy Hiwula, scoring his first goal for the club; Kieffer scored his first in the FA Cup last year so I am sure there are more to come. As for the draw, we know that we will be taking part in a tough away day at either Notts County or Accrington Stanley.

It will be interesting if County win the replay as that will be our second trip to Meadow Lane in as many weeks. We must see it as a winnable tie and a win would mean a potential tie against one of the big boys!

I just love the FA Cup and Warrington and Worcester this year are the reason why. Having beat Exeter and Coventry respectfully, their celebrations were a joy to watch and I am sure every YTFC fan is remembering our giant killing days and even that day at Wembley…who doesn’t love an underdog?

With just a few goals in the Premier League this week, it was clear that the FA Cup has not lost its magic as many people fear in this day and age. The draw, however, has not been so kind to the lowest ranked team Warrington who travel to Conference side Gateshead.

I would love to see them get a win and meet a Premier League side in the next round…what a day that would be for their fans. Warrington travel to Scunthorpe…will they triumph against another struggling League One side? Let’s hope so.

It was such a shame to see local side Weston-Super-Mare have to postpone their match at the weekend against Doncaster Rovers. The revenue they must have lost out on will have hit them hard and disappointed their fans. I will be backing them for a win next week and a chance to travel to Oldham against Lee Johnson’s side.

Goal of the Week

Having raved about the FA Cup I had to choose a goal from the first round matches. However, who saw Sigurdsson’s free kick against Arsenal? That was a beauty.

You can watch all the goals from the first round on the BBC Sport website which I love! I chose Dover’s winner against League 2 Morecambe. It may be for the shock factor but I love Stefan Payne’s work rate and composure to give the Conference side the lead. Enjoy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29974978

Next up for the Glovers is a visit from Fleetwood Town who have fallen away a bit of late and were knocked out of the FA Cup by Cambridge United.

I am hoping we can take advantage of their inconsistency and claim a third clean sheet in a row and a much needed three points. The boys should be full of confidence from the Crawley game, not to mention the 13–0 win in the Somerset Premier Cup against Hengrove Atheltic. I could not keep up with the goals as every time I tweeted we scored. Some people on twitter suggested I try it in the league. Shez Tweets and Talks?! It is an idea.

So, I hope to see you all at Huish Park on Saturday as I finally return after what feels like forever. I cannot wait. Here’s to three points and a Joe Edwards hat trick….a girl can dream.

Until next week…

Shez

EARLY BIRD PRICES EXTENDED FOR FLEETWOOD TOWN MATCH

After two clean sheets against Chesterfield and Crawley Town the Glovers take on Fleetwood at Huish Park this weekend.

The Huish Park Ticket Office have extended the Early Bird pricing until 1pm on Saturday.

Tickets can be purchased until 1pm at the early bird pricing for all areas of the stadium.

Normally, the on-line reduction expires at 11pm the night before the match and the in-person deal stops at 6pm.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 01935 847888.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY!

This Friday (14th November) the Club Shop will be offering fans 20% off all Home and Away replica Playing kit. (Offer applies in store only)

Inline with this offer the club shop will be extending the opening hours to give fans more opportunity to take advantage of the offer.

 

The store and Ticket Office will be open 10-6 on Friday 14th November.

FLEETWOOD TOWN HOSPITALITY FOR JUST £10!

This weekend Town take on Fleetwood Town in SkyBet League One and you can enjoy the fixture with our matchday hospitality offer.

This weekend’s offer is a chicken and chips meal with a pint of beer or glass of wine for the amazing price of £10!

To book your place call the ticket office on 01935 847888 or 01935 847872.

The early bird ticket prices for the Fleetwood Town match will be extended to 1pm on the day.

TOWN PROGRESS AFTER 13-0 VICTORY

The Glovers progressed to the next round of the Somerset Premier Cup with a 13-0 victory over Hengrove Athletic.

Town opened the scoring after eight minutes when James Berrett curled the ball over the wall and into the Hengrove net from 25-yards out.

Just after the half hour mark the Glovers doubled their advantage after Brendan Moloney’s run was ended when he was fouled in the area. Captain for the evening James Hayter made no mistake in converting the resulting penalty past the Liam Macfarlane in the Hengrove goal.

At half time Town made two substitutes with Kevin Dawson and goalscorer Berrett replaced by Sam Foley and Liam Davis.

Five minutes into the second period, substitute Foley increased Town’s lead with a neat chip over the keeper.

Moments later Ajay Leicth-Smith made it 4-0 when he controlled and thundered the ball past Macfarlane.

Two goals followed in quick succession on the hour mark. First of all Hayter got his second when he fired towards goal from inside the area and just seconds later it was 6-0 when Simon Gillett’s effort took a slight deflection on it’s way towards goal.

With 25 minutes to go Town made it 7-0 after Foley laid the ball to Twumasi, who slotted home from just inside the area.

Substitute Jordy Hiwula soon got himself on the score sheet to make it 8-0. The Manchester City loanee cut in from the left wing to fire a shot across the keeper and into the net.

Hayter secured his hat-trick on 72 minutes when he controlled the ball, turned and fired a unstoppable shot into the top corner of the Hengrove net.

Twumasi got his second of the match to make the score 10-0 when he headed home a Nathan Smith cross.

Hiwula then added another when he tapped home from close range before Liam Davis made it 12-0 with over ten minutes remaining.

Hiwula secured his hat trick with seven minutes remaining when he pounced on a clearance to race clear and slot home.

PLAYERS SHIRTS TO BE AUCTIONED FOR POPPY APPEAL

Yeovil Town is proud to announce that all the shirts worn by Glovers players during Saturday’s match with Fleetwood Town will be available to fans via a email auction.

All the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

The players will be wearing the special shirts with the poppy emblam on the chest during Saturday’s fixture against Fleetwood Town.

The bidding opens on Saturday 15th November at 6pm and closes at 11:59pm on Monday 1st December

There will be a minimum reserve of £50 per shirt.

P&P will be extra should you require it.

Bid is by email only; Roger Duddridge (County Chairman) on roger@duddridge.me.uk

TOWN DRAWN AWAY TO NOTTS COUNTY OR ACCRINGTON

Yeovil Town have been drawn away to play either Notts County or Accrington Stanley in the Second Round of the FA Cup.

The Glovers will find out who they will play after County and Stanley’s replay on Tuesday 18th November after the two clubs drew 0-0 at the weekend.

The second round fixture will be played the weekend beginning Friday 5th December.

Manager Gary Johnson said: "We have some important league games including a game against Notts County on November 22nd, who could potentially be our opponents, however the replay is at Accrington so we will have to wait and see who the victors are from the replay. I will let you know if it is a good draw if we win!"

Full ticket details will be released on ytfc.net in due course.

STRONG TEAM NAMED FOR SOMERSET PREMIER CUP TIE

Town manager Gary Johnson has named a strong squad for Town’s Somerset Premier Cup tie against Hengrove Athletic.

Sam Hoskins makes a return after his loan spell at Barnet. Simon Gillett also returns to action after a short spell on the sidelines with a injury.

Towns starting XI: Weale, Moloney, Twumasi, Inniss, Smith, Gillett, Berrett, Dawson, Hoskins, Leitch-Smith, Hayter.

Subs from: Davis, Foley, Hiwula, Stewart, Edwards, Clarke, Nugent, Arthurworrey.

Tickets are priced as follows: Adult £6, Juniors and Seniors £2.

FA CUP SECOND ROUND DRAW ON BBC2 TONGIHT

Yeovil Town will discover their FA Cup second round opponents tonight live on BBC2.

The draw will take place on BBC2 tonight at 7pm, from the National Football Museum in Manchester.

Town will be ball number three in the draw.

1 – Mansfield Town or Concord Rangers

2 – Colchester United

3 – Yeovil Town

4 – York or AFC Wimbledon

5 – Walsall or Shrewsbury Town

6 – Notts County or Accrington Stanley

7 – Bradford City

8 – Warrington Town

9 – Eastleigh

10 – Basingstoke or AFC Telford

11 – Dagenham & Redbridge or Southport

12 – Weston-super-Mare or Doncaster Rovers

13 – Peterborough United

14 – Cheltenham Town

15 – Dartford

16 – Chesterfield

17 – Wycombe Wanderers

18 – Bristol City

19 – Portsmouth or Aldershot Town

20 – Gateshead

21 – Crewe Alexandra or Sheffield United

22 – Oxford United

23 – Tranmere Rovers

24 – Chester

25 – Luton Town

26 – Stevenage or Maidstone United

27 – Bury

28 – Cambridge United

29 – Northampton Town or Rochdale

30 – Dover Athletic

31 – MK Dons

32 – Wrexham

33 – Plymouth Argyle

34 – Barnsley

35 – Hartlepool United

36 – Worcester City

37 – Oldham Athletic

38 – Havant & Waterlooville or Preston North End

39 – Blyth Spartans

40 – Scunthorpe United

Ties to be played over the weekend beginning 5th December.

SOMERSET PREMIER CUP – YEOVIL TOWN V HENGROVE ATHLETIC

Yeovil Town have been drawn at home for their Somerset Premier Cup Round Two fixture vs Hengrove Athletic on Tuesday November 11th with a 7:45 kick off.

Tickets for this fixture are now available from the ticket office, either visit the office or call on 01935 847888

Adult tickets are £6, Juniors and Seniors can gain admission for just £2.

Yeovil are of course, Somerset’s primary professional football club having spent over a decade in the football league but the Glovers haven’t won the county’s primary cup competition since 2005, so what do we know about the Somerset Premier Cup?

The Somerset Premier Cup, formerly the Somerset Professional Cup has been in existence since the early 1900’s.

The Glovers’ official roll of honour dates the trophy back to the 1912/13 season when Yeovil first won the competition.

In fact, Yeovil have been etched on the trophy no fewer than 23 times since its inception.

During the 1950’s and 1960’s Yeovil and Bath City traded the title back and forth with only Minehead, Frome and Bridgewater Town getting their hands on the cup once in the two-decade spell.

During the 1970’s the emergence of Bristol City as a Somerset club meant they got in on the action with a couple wins. They have since been placed under the guidance of the Gloucestershire FA and take part in their county challenge cup.

The 1980’s is the only decade since the competition was formed that Yeovil have failed to win the cup once.

Bath City continued to dominate the cup – in total they have won the title 21 times.

In the 90’s, it took the Glovers until the 1996/97 season to regain the trophy – even Bristol Rovers got their hands on it a couple times during the early 1990’s.

Yeovil’s last victory was back in 2005 a side that included Chris Weale, Andy Lindegaard and captained by Adam Lockwood wrapped up the victory with a 5-0 over Odd Down FC.

But since then, Yeovil have put their resources into a first team climbing the football league ladder at some pace.

The current holders, Western Super Mare are actually defending a two year run having won the title for the past two years.

This season’s competition will see Yeovil use many of the first team players who have been without action of late, with a lack of a reserve and youth side to help bolster numbers Gary Johnson may look to his first team for the full squad.

The likes of Chris Weale, Brendan Moloney and Nathan Smith have all been waiting for their chances in the first team recently with Sam Hoskins returning from a loan spell and the club only able to use five out of six loanees in the league the 90 minutes of match action might be in the best interest of the unlucky sixth.

The Glovers’ opposition Hengrove Athletic, play in the Western League Division One alongside local sides Chard Town and Wincanton.

While Yeovil were given a bye in Round One of this season’s competition Hengrove have already beaten Street 2-1 to set up a plum tie at Huish Park.

The Somerset Premier Cup returns to Huish Park this November 11th and you can be there, call the ticket office now and secure your place.

Only the Tamburino Main Stand will be open for the game , but for just £6 you could find yourself watching a number of first teamers in action.

The team news, results and details will be made available on the club’s social networks, Twitter and Facebook.

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V CRAWLEY TOWN

Yeovil Town cruised into the second round of the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory over a disappointing Crawley Town at Huish Park this afternoon.

Jordy Hiwula’s first ever senior goal on seven minutes was all that separated the sides numerically but in terms of possession and chances created, the Glovers were miles superior to their Sussex visitors and should really have wrappped up the game with more goals. But in the end, it will be Yeovil Town who take the second round spot in Monday night’s draw.

The Town made a bright, encouraging start to the tie and could have taken the lead in the second minute but Sam Foley’s carefully placed curling effort smacked against the foot of the post. Hiwula then was inches short of connecting to a James Berrett cross but the on loan Manchester City striker wasn’t to be denied and opened his Glovers account on six minutes. Liam Davis chipped a ball into the heart of the Crawley defence, it was headed backwards by a defender but Hiwula nipped in quickly, rounded the keeper and fired home his first ever senior goal.

Kevin Dawson, impressive all afternoon, then stung Crawley keeper Jamie Ashdown’s finger tips with a fierce shot and an unmarked Ben Nugent headed just wide from a Sam Foley free kick.

It took seventeen minutes for the visiting side to create a chance but when it came, former Glover Matt Harrold turned and shot just wide. The bulk of the opportunities were at the other end though and Ashdown denied both Davis and Jordan Clarke in a matter of seconds before Joe Edwards sliced a long range effort wide and another Hiwula effort was blocked.

The second half brought more of the same from the hosts. Ajay Leitch-Smith headed wide from a Clarke cross and Jed Steer had to be smart to save from both Izale McLeod and Josh Simpson. McLeod then went close with a back header that looped over Steer’s bar but still a second goal wouldn’t come.

The Crawley manager John Gregory introduced two more ex-Yeovil players in Gavin Tomlin and Lewis Young and Tomlin in particular livened things up in attack, providing a presence although he did earn a yellow card for a late challenge on Foley.

Lanre Oyebanjo threatened Yeovil’s goal but pulled his left footed effort wide and at the other end, Dawson fired well wide after creating space for a long range effort. Ashdown’s final save was to deny a 25 yarder from Berrett then watched helplessly as Foley’s shot whistled just past his post.

Three minutes of stoppage time passed without incident and Yeovil’s passage into the second round was assured, although it was a narrower margin than they really deserved.

Match Report : 08/11/2014

Yeovil Town cruised into the second round of the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory over a disappointing Crawley Town at Huish Park this afternoon.

Jordy Hiwula’s first ever senior goal on seven minutes was all that separated the sides numerically but in terms of possession and chances created, the Glovers were miles superior to their Sussex visitors and should really have wrappped up the game with more goals. But in the end, it will be Yeovil Town who take the second round spot in Monday night’s draw.

The Town made a bright, encouraging start to the tie and could have taken the lead in the second minute but Sam Foley’s carefully placed curling effort smacked against the foot of the post. Hiwula then was inches short of connecting to a James Berrett cross but the on loan Manchester City striker wasn’t to be denied and opened his Glovers account on six minutes. Liam Davis chipped a ball into the heart of the Crawley defence, it was headed backwards by a defender but Hiwula nipped in quickly, rounded the keeper and fired home his first ever senior goal.

Kevin Dawson, impressive all afternoon, then stung Crawley keeper Jamie Ashdown’s finger tips with a fierce shot and an unmarked Ben Nugent headed just wide from a Sam Foley free kick.

It took seventeen minutes for the visiting side to create a chance but when it came, former Glover Matt Harrold turned and shot just wide. The bulk of the opportunities were at the other end though and Ashdown denied both Davis and Jordan Clarke in a matter of seconds before Joe Edwards sliced a long range effort wide and another Hiwula effort was blocked.

The second half brought more of the same from the hosts. Ajay Leitch-Smith headed wide from a Clarke cross and Jed Steer had to be smart to save from both Izale McLeod and Josh Simpson. McLeod then went close with a back header that looped over Steer’s bar but still a second goal wouldn’t come.

The Crawley manager John Gregory introduced two more ex-Yeovil players in Gavin Tomlin and Lewis Young and Tomlin in particular livened things up in attack, providing a presence although he did earn a yellow card for a late challenge on Foley.

Lanre Oyebanjo threatened Yeovil’s goal but pulled his left footed effort wide and at the other end, Dawson fired well wide after creating space for a long range effort. Ashdown’s final save was to deny a 25 yarder from Berrett then watched helplessly as Foley’s shot whistled just past his post.

Three minutes of stoppage time passed without incident and Yeovil’s passage into the second round was assured, although it was a narrower margin than they really deserved.

SPECIAL FA CUP EDITION OF GREEN&WHITE

To get you in the FA Cup mood for this weekend’s First Round clash with Crawley Town, the team at ‘Green&White’ – the official matchday programme of Yeovil Town FC – have been busy producing an FA Cup special edition of the programme for you all.

Included in the special is an interview with Town legends Terry Skiverton and Darren Way who have both experienced some great cup runs during their playing days with the Glovers.

There’s also a feature on Yeovil Town’s ‘Top 10 Cup Runs’, which will no doubt spark some great memories for you all, plus cup opinion pieces from betting expert Ben Barrett and the Western Gazette’s Chris Sweet as well as a look back at the stories this season’s FA Cup has produced so far.

In addition to the FA Cup special there’s interviews with Glovers full-back Liam Davis and Crawley Town striker Matt Harrold plus all the usual features, columns, stats and games.

So make sure you get your copy at the ground tomorrow, priced £3.00 as usual.

FA CUP PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V CRAWLEY TOWN

Yeovil Town are back in action this coming Saturday as the FA Cup kicks off for the Football League clubs as the First Round proper involves sides from Leagues One and Two.

Yeovil have been drawn at home to fellow League One side Crawley Town. Tickets are available from all the usual sources and at a reduced rate. Click HERE to buy online now!

The Red Devils are on a shaky run of form recently with manager John Gregory openly admitting his position is under fire.

In the run up to this Saturday’s fixture Crawley have had a poor October, the month included just the one victory.

Two losses and two draws have sandwiched that win although they did progress through to the next round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

In defence, they have already conceded a fair few goals this season, letting in four against Rochdale and Peterborough while Notts County notched five a few weeks ago.

Yeovil will be hoping to take the positives from a 0-0 draw with Chesterfield last weekend, a clean sheet has been greatly received and it was the first time the Glovers hadn’t conceded a goal since the win over Peterborough back in mid-September.

That victory over the Posh was also the last time home fans really got the chance to see the Glovers at their best and players and fans alike will be hoping that without the pressure of three points hanging over the game, the next victory will come this coming weekend.

In terms of team news, Crawley can call on a number of former Yeovil players including Gavin Tomlin, Luke Young and Matt Harrold. Harrold is the subject of an interview in the match-day programme on Saturday – make sure you pick up your copy.

They also have October player of the month nominee Gwion Edwards in their ranks. Edwards has scored four times in the last month and has received his first call up to the Welsh national squad.

Marvin Elliott, the thorn in Yeovil’s side earlier this season, has been missing recently, but he is back and available for selection.

The same also applies to Emmet O’Conner and another former Glover Ryan Dickson who has recovered from a long standing injury.

For Yeovil, the main injury concerns surround Simon Gillett and Kieffer Moore.

Moore returned to the starting line up at the weekend but failed to make it to half time before his long standing hamstring trouble flared up again.

Artur Krysiak was also out with injury as was Ryan Inniss and both could be fit enough for selection this Saturday.

However, with permission being given for all six current loanees to play in the cup competition from their parent clubs, Jed Steer may keep his place in goal and Inniss may be given extra time to return as the ‘sixth loanee’.

Earlier this season the two sides met at Crawley’s Broadfield stadium and two Marvin Elliot headers against the side he was on trial at during pre-season separated the sides and claimed the win for the home side.

It was during the 2012/13 season that the two sides last met and it was two dramatic fixtures.

Firstly, in Crawley a 90-something minute own goal from David Hunt secured all three points for the Glovers when it seemed certain to end 0-0.

At Huish Park, Paddy Madden and Byron Webster had the home side 2-0 up inside 20 minutes and fans were hoping for a cricket score; however Crawley showed resilience and battled back and had levelled by the hour mark, to take a point in a thrilling 2-2 draw.

Tickets for the game are available, as always, right up until kick off.

Adult tickets are just £15 with concessions at £10 with Juniors admitted at just a fiver.

There are no price rises on the day, but with queues expected you can get your ticket ahead of the game.

If you can’t make it to Huish Park, don’t worry, there are tickets for all the upcoming home game available. This includes the Fleetwood match next week, the England Under 16s international and all the Christmas fixtures.

Glovers Player has the full match commentary from the FA Cup game this weekend and the club’s YouTube channel will have all the post-match reaction.

Famous Fans: – Well, I honestly couldn’t find any, although England footballer Faye White and Aussie hard man Kevin Muscat were both born there.

A Foot in Both Camps: Conor Clifford, Ryan Dickson, Marvin Elliott, Rene Gilmartin, Matt Harrold, Andy Lindegaard, Gavin McCallum, Scott Rendell, Gavin Tomlin, Simon Weatherstone and Lewis Young.

Did you know? The fictional character “2D” from the band ‘Gorrilaz’ was from Crawley, as their back story, written by Daman Albarn, states.

BEN’S BETS – FA CUP FIRST ROUND

This Weekend’s action in the Sky Bet Football League is restricted to the Championship as the FA Cup takes centre stage for those in Leagues One and Two.

But fear not, Ben’s Bets is still going to find three selections from the weekend football coupon.

If you don’t have a SkyBet account – click here and sign up to a Yeovil specific account.

The FA Cup is world famous and renowned for its upsets as those from lower leagues defeat those from the division above.

So, for three pics I have decided to choose one match from the Championship and two from the first round of the greatest cup competition.

In order to keep the theme of the ‘upset’ going, I’ve picked a side from the Championship who are outsiders in their fixture.

Leeds United are currently sat rock bottom of the form table with just three points from their last six.

They, like their opponents Blackpool, are struggling at the moment and coming off the back of draws in midweek.

Both sides will feel that Saturday’s game could act as a turning point for their entire season and with Blackpool racing to a 2-0 lead in midweek against a very good Fulham side I am going to be backing the extra value in the away side.

Lee Clarke has a very robust style of football and Yeovil fans know all about Ishmael Miller’s abilities up front.

Leeds are struggling in defence and goals are hard to come by at the moment, if Blackpool can keep their creative midfield quiet then they could spring a surprise.

Blackpool to beat Leeds at 15/4

Into the FA Cup then and there are so many exciting ties in the offing this Saturday and I think I’ve found two ‘giant killings’.

Firstly, Grimsby Town of the Vanarama Premier League face an Oxford side who are struggling away from home.

Grimsby gained an impressive win at Braintree this midweek and being back at home could suit them even more.

Oxford have only won once away from home in their last six away trips and with one eye checking over their shoulder at the League Two drop zone, the cup might not be at the top of the priority list.

Grimsby to beat Oxford at 13/10

Secondly, Bristol Rovers travel to Tranmere Rovers and the play-off chasing non leaguers are the pick against a League Two side who will definitely be more concerned with keeping their Football League status.

Bristol Rovers are good on the road this season too having won three of their last five on the road and drawing the other two.

Tranmere are without a win in that time frame and are only kept off the foot of the table by virtue of Hartlepool’s horrendous goal difference.

Bristol Rovers to beat Tranmere Rovers at 21/10

With these three selections offering significantly larger odds than I’m used to tipping I’m going to make a suggestion that you split your stake between doubles and the accumulator.

The treble itself pays over 32/1 so maybe consider a slight reduction in stake.

I’ll be using £1.25 double and £1.25 treble just in case one side lets us down!

Even at those levels, if we are correct on all three, we can still expect returns of over £80

 

Yeovil Special.

The Glovers are in FA Cup action too this weekend with a home tie against Crawley Town.

Crawley bring ‘player of the month’ nominee Gwion Edwards to town, the Red Devils will be hoping he’ll be keep banging in the goals.

For Yeovil, off the back of a good clean sheet, they’ll be hoping to get firing at the other end, that could come from the experience of James Hayter who could well be back in the starting line-up following Kieffer Moore’s injury reoccurrence.

Sky Bet offer a combined price for ‘anytime goal scorers’ coupled together.

Edwards and Hayter to both score at any time – 10/1.

Yeovil Town and SkyBet promote responsible gambling for over 18s.

Odds correct at time of writing, subject to change.

For information on responsible gambling visit www.gambleaware.co.uk

BBC CALLS FOR FANS TO #GETCARRIEDAWAY WITH THE FA CUP

BBC Sport is asking football supporters to share their FA Cup experiences this weekend by capturing magical moments from the first round.

Fans are requested to upload pictures and videos to social media, chronicling their journeys to and from matches, using #getcarriedaway, to join in.

The best of the content sent in will be used across the BBC’s FA Cup coverage this weekend and may be featured across a range of broadcast, website and social media coverage; whether that’s pictures and videos on a supporters’ bus, in the pub singing songs, celebrating victories, or recreating some of the action on a local park pitch.

The 1st round tie between Warrington Town and Exeter City, will be live on BBC Two and at bbc.co.uk/sport. Dan Walker will host Match of the Day Live from Warrington’s Cantilever Park from 7:30pm.

As part of the BBC’s weekend of 1st round coverage, Football Focus will come live from Weston-super-Mare AFC on Saturday before the Conference South side’s home tie against League One Doncaster Rovers.

Other programmes to look out for include Jason Mohammad presenting a new FA Cup edition of Final Score on BBC One from 13:55pm on Sunday as eight first-round matches take place.

Manish Bhasin will then wrap up all the weekend’s action later the same day on BBC Two with a full FA Cup highlights programme from 6:30pm.

You will be able to follow every draw in a regular Monday evening slot (19:00pm) on BBC Two, BBC Radio 5 live and via the BBC Sport website – continuing with the second-round draw on 10 November.

 

ENJOY THE FA CUP WITH OUR MATCHDAY HOSPITALITY OFFER

Enjoy our latest matchday hospitality offer for Town’s FA Cup first round tie with Crawley Town.

Enjoy hospitality at Huish Park for just £10 with this fantastic offer on the Glovers Restaurant.

Soak up the pre-match atmosphere with a drink and a delicious meal before kick-off, then relax in the comfort of the restaurant after the game. It’s a perfect way to enjoy a matchday at Huish Park.

To book your place call 01935 847872 or call the ticket office on 01935 847888.

Offer only available with a valid match ticket.

LOOKING BACK: FA CUP ROUND ONE PART TWO

Yeovil Town have been drawn at home for the FA Cup first round in November and as part of the build up to that match we’re going to look back at the last five round one victories for the Glovers.
It’s Crawley Town who will visit Huish Park on November 8th – You can purchase tickets for the game through one of three ways; Online – Click here to buy online, call the ticket office on 01935846888 and speak to a member of staff or pop down to Huish Park in person and someone will be more than happy to assist you.
2005/06
In November of 2005 Yeovil were once again drawn away in the FA Cup first round with a trip to Macclesfield testing the Glovers’ faithful knowledge of the northern motorway system once again. Much like the year before the clash ended in a draw forcing a replay.
Phil Jevons, the man who fired Yeovil to the League Two title a number of months before, was the saviour with a late, late equaliser to force a second tie.
Back at Huish Park ten days after Yeovil were far, far too strong for the travelling side.
Macclesfield were only ten minutes from progressing during the original tie but were blown away 4-0 in Somerset.
Darren Way seems to love the FA Cup and duly found the net once more, Paul Terry added a second, Lee Johnson got in on the act as did Arron Davies.
The final three goals coming in a blistering second half to secure Yeovil a second round tie away at Walsall.
2010/2011
Yeovil went on a baron run of failing to get past Round One for a staggering four years before the draw sent them to former Conference rivals Rushden and Diamonds.
Yeovil were ravaged by injuries, youngster Rhys Baggridge made the bench while Jean Paul Kalala was shifted to right back.
The game itself was a scrappy affair with very few chances, but Yeovil’s Football League status shone through in controversial circumstances.
Andy Williams netted a late, late winner but his shot passed by Dean Bowditch, clearly standing in an offside position.
However, Captain Paul Huntington spent an age in conversation with the referee and his assistant before the goal was finally given.
The 350 travelling fans went home happy while the home supporters were left to wonder what might have been.
The Second Round was a nightmare for Yeovil in more ways than one. Hartlepool away was a bad enough draw but once it had been called off no more than an hour before kick off the Glovers had a long and ultimately pointless journey.
The replay saw just 42 die hard away fans make the journey and Yeovil threw away a two goal lead really poured salt into the wounds.
2011/12

The last time Yeovil were successful in the FA Cup came back in late 2011 when the draw had the Glovers up against Hereford United.
The famous old rivalry was once again ignited and it was Yeovil who were the happier of the sides.
The win was convincing in so much as the score line with the Bulls hit for three without reply.
It was hardly three tap ins either as Ed Upson, Andy Williams and Dom Blizzard all competed in their own mini ‘goal of the round’ competition.
All three were worthy of the highlight reel and set up a second round tie so mouth-watering BT Sport covered both legs.
The Glovers were paired with big spending non-league outfit Fleetwood and the giant killers were the potential banana skin the TV cameras wanted.
Ed Upson scored another scorcher in the away leg but two late goals pegged back Yeovil and forced a replay.
The second tie, again on BT Sport, was less impressive from a green and white point of view.
Terry Skiverton’s side crashed out 2-0 with Jamie Vardy securing the win before his departed for Leicester City for a seven figure sum.
That was a brief round-up of the Glovers recent successes in the FA Cup first round and you can secure your place at the next chapter in the club’s rich FA Cup history by clicking HERE to get tickets for the Crawley Town fixture.
While you’re there, don’t forget tickets for all the upcoming games at Huish Park are available to buy online including the England v Scotland Under 16 international.

HALF-SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Half season tickets are now on sale for the second half of the 2014-15 season.
Starting at just £177 for adults, half season tickets are a fantastic Christmas present for Town fans. 
The half season ticket covers 12 games starting with the fixture against Leyton Orient on 29th December 2014.
Full prices can be seen below.
For more details, call the Huish Park Ticket Office on 01935 847888.
To download a application form click here.

DEMENTIA UNIT NEEDS GLOVERS HELP

A few months ago Yeovil Town agreed to help the Dementia unit at Yeovil Hospital by supplying photographs of their history for display in the unit.

The idea was that patients with Dementia would have their brain stimulated by pictures from The Glovers past and recent history.

The unit are now in the running to receive £50,000 from ITV’s Peoples Millions to create a patient friendly garden.

Read on as Yeovil Hospital’s Janine Valentine makes the case in her own words:

“Just imagine spending weeks perhaps even months in hospital and not being able to go outside. Imagine not feeling the sun on your face or being able to smell the autumnal air? This is the reality for our patients with dementia.

“We want to change this by creating a garden where patients and their families can safely go. Just imagine a garden where a man with dementia can be visited by his wife and his 2 dogs,  just imagine a garden where a lady can plant seeds in a raised bed or perhaps sit by the fire pit and listen to the crackle of the flames. Just imagine all this and so much more and you are imagining the garden we want to create.

“This is a garden that will involve our local community and unite us in providing a better experience for people with dementia and their families. From the students of Yeovil college who can enrich the space with their beautiful art and entertain patients with their music, to the local gardeners who can help us create beautiful raised beds and help our patients to work in them.

“In order to make this a reality we need your help. We need you to pick up the phone on the 25th of November and vote for us. Help us to win £50,000 in the ITV People’s Millions and create a beautiful outdoor space for our patients.

“Over the next 3 weeks we will be counting down to the big day and telling you more about why this is so important for our patients. We will also be sharing some stories with you. So please follow our blog, tweet about us and tell all your friends as we need your support.

 “The number will be released on the 25th November and will be available at all of the following locations:  Our blog at:  justimagineydh.wordpress.com, people’smillions.org.uk,  www.yeovilhospital.nhs.uk

“Follow us on twitter @JustImagineYDH or search YDH dementia garden on Facebook

The number will also be printed in the Daily Mirror

“If you cannot find the number, ring 01935384960 and we will provide it. 

“Please vote on the 25th November so we can make this garden a reality. 

“Don’t forget to check out our blog: justimagineydh.wordpress.com

So come on Glovers supporters let’s help the Hospital win the £50,000 and bring their dream of a dementia garden to reality.

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A TIME FOR HOPE, EXCITEMENT AND GLORY

Well, here we are again and how things can change in a week eh?
A new goalkeeper, right back, a clean sheet and an away point on the board. Much better. 
I was really pleased when I saw Jed Steer was returning as I really rated him during his first spell and Saturday’s performance showed why. He has matured in his play and I am sure he will be successful once again. 
Another welcome is needed for Stephen Arthurworrey, who also impressed on his debut. I think Saturday’s draw was very important for us; we should not underestimate how important it is not to be bottom of the table, to keep a clean sheet and to halt our losing run. Much happier blogger this week I can tell you.
In other football news, I am so impressed with how brilliant Southampton have been this season. I was sure they would struggle having lost so many key players, but if anything they look even stronger. 
After a hard fought victory at the weekend at Hull City, they are second in the Premier League and no team will want to play them at the moment. Remarkable.
I hope they can keep it up and cause a shock this season. On Sunday, Manchester United marginally lost out to rivals Manchester City 1–0 and had Chris Smalling kept his head and avoided a second yellow card, I have a feeling the result may have been different. 
City looked anything but comfortable but the ever impressive Aguero sealed the points for the home side and condemned United to their worst start to a season since 1986. I was shocked to hear that, as well as the fact that David Moyes had four more points at this point of the season last year. 
It just goes to show what a complex game it is and how money is not always the answer. Van Gaal needs to turn their fortunes around so that the multi-million pound signings do not come back to bite him.
Goal of The Week 
As predictable as it may be, Goal of the Week just has to go to Viktor Wanyama of Southampton. Hull City goalkeeper Jakupovic will be disappointed, but will have never expected this kind of finish….quite brilliant.
As for us, it is FA Cup time, a time for hope, excitement and glory. It may not be the most glamorous tie for us, but Crawley Town at home gives us an opportunity to progress to the next round, just one win away from a potential big draw. 
One of my highlights last season was visiting St Marys with 3000 other Yeovil fans, I would love to show a Premier League team that we are in fact the best fans in the country. 
So, for one week only, we can forget about that relegation zone malarkey and enjoy the cup game. Get down to Huish Park to support the lads and let’s help by singing our way in to the next round.
Have a good week everyone.
Shez 

ENJOY THE FA CUP WITH OUR MATCHDAY HOSPITALITY OFFER

Enjoy our latest matchday hospitality offer for Town’s FA Cup first round tie with Crawley Town.

Enjoy hospitality at Huish Park for just £10 with this fantastic offer on the Glovers Restaurant.

Soak up the pre-match atmosphere with a drink and a delicious meal before kick-off, then relax in the comfort of the restaurant after the game. It’s a perfect way to enjoy a matchday at Huish Park.

To book your place call 01935 847872 or call the ticket office on 01935 847888.

Offer only available with a valid match ticket.

LOOKING BACK: FA CUP ROUND ONE PART ONE

Yeovil Town have been drawn at home for the FA Cup first round in November and as part of the build up to that match we’re going to look back at the last five round one victories for the Glovers.

It’s Crawley Town who will visit Huish Park on November 7th – You can purchase tickets for the game through one of three ways; Online – Click HERE to buy online, call the ticket office on 01935 847888 and speak to a member of staff or pop down to Huish Park in person and someone will be more than happy to assist you.

2003/04

When Yeovil joined the football league back in 2003, the one thing supporters were looking forward to was not qualifying for the cup competition and going straight into the first round proper.

Of course, that season was remembered for the Liverpool game in January 2004 but getting to the third round meant negotiating two other rounds during November of 2003.

The balls were kind to Yeovil and drew them at home to Wrexham in the first round – a game that saw the TV cameras come to Somerset to witness history as one of the FA Cup’s greatest giant killers were now in the big time and out to make a name for themselves as a Football League side. It led to a convincing 4-1 win at Huish Park.

Some iconic names were on the score sheet that day; Kevin Gall got the ball rolling before ‘Super’ Gavin Williams, Colin Miles and finally Jake Edwards capped off a fine performance.

Yeovil would go on to put five past Barnet in the second round before the mighty Liverpool made the journey down to Huish Park.

 

2004/05

The season after, the first round draw was slightly less kind not just drawing Yeovil away but drawing them away at just about the most northern opposition possible.

Darlington is over 300 miles away, more than a 11 hour round trip for most of the travelling Glovers fans.

The first clash was an enthralling 3-3 draw which twisted and turned as a brace from Alun Armstrong was wiped out by Bartoscz Tarachulski’s double with the third goal coming from that man Colin Miles once more.

If the journey was harsh on Yeovil fans, the replay would have been even more testing for the Darlo fans who came down on a Tuesday night for the replay.

The game back at Huish Park was settled just before the hour when Darren Way, on his 200th Yeovil Town appearance scored the only goal.

Yeovil went on to beat Histon in Round Two before going one better than the year before and progressing through Round Three with a 3-0 win over Rotherham.

The season’s cup exploits were over in Round Four when Charlton proved just too good despite goals from Paul Terry and Arron Davies, the Addicks winning 3-2.

Tomorrow, YTFC.net will relive the last three Glovers wins in the first round of the FA Cup, there’s a Phil Jevons equaliser, controversy at Rushden and three thunderbolts against an old foe.

Remember, you can view the entire Liverpool FA Cup game as part of the YouTube classic matches by clicking HERE.

Tickets for this season’s game can be purchased HERE along with all the other home fixtures including the England v Scotland Under 16 international.

GLOVERS TO SHOW RESPECT WITH POPPY SHIRTS

Yeovil Town are delighted to confirm that the club will once again be supporting the Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal.

The squad will be wearing special embroidered match shirts against Fleetwood Town on 15th November.

 

Each player in the match day squad will sign their shirt and then all shirts will be made available for auction to supporters with all proceeds going to the British Legion.

Full details of how to bid on the match worn shirts will be revealed on ytfc.net next week.

YEOVIL TOWN LADIES UP FOR CLUB OF THE YEAR AWARD

The nominations for this year’s FA Women’s Football Awards have been announced ahead of next month’s event.

Yeovil Town Ladies are delighted to be in the running as a nominee for FA WSL Club of the Year, alongside WSL1 club Liverpool Ladies.

The awards take place in London on Friday 14th November, nine days before England’s historic match against Germany at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 23rd November.

The Club of the Year Award encompasses all elements of club work, including on and off pitch success such as fan base, media, facilities, RESPECT, community work etc.

Club chairman David Mills said “It is fantastic news to be short listed with Liverpool. If we won, it would be an amazing tribute to our volunteers and fans as we are all about being a developing, sustainable club which puts all fans – including our visitors fans – at the centre of what we do"

All nominations for the FA Women’s Football Awards evening are listed below.

FA WSL Manager of the Year

Matt Beard, Liverpool

Jayne Ludlow, Reading

David Parker, Birmingham City

FA WPL Manager of the Year

James Marrs, Gillingham

Helen Mitchell, Sheffield FC

Craig Nicholls, Coventry City

Goal of the Season

Dunia Susi, Notts County v Aston Villa, 30 April

Natasha Dowie, Liverpool v Sunderland on 3 May

Natasha Flint, Chelsea v Manchester City on 20 July

Jordan Nobbs, Manchester City v Arsenal on 24 August

Leah Williamson, Arsenal v Chelsea on 4 September

Toni Duggan, Manchester City v Chelsea on 12 October

Players’ Player of the Year

FA WSL 1

Karen Carney, Birmingham City

Jess Clarke, Notts County

Ji So Yun, Chelsea

FA WSL 2

Millie Bright, Doncaster Rovers Belles

Fran Kirby, Reading

Beth Mead, Sunderland

FA WSL Development League

Natasha Baptiste, Aston Villa

Carla Humphrey, Arsenal

Katie Zelem, Liverpool

FA WPL Players’ Player of the Year

Charlotte Gurr, Gillingham

Jodie Michalska, Sheffield FC

Sam Pittuck, Charlton Athletic

Lucy Quinn, Portsmouth

FA WSL Club of the Year

Liverpool

Yeovil Town

FA WPL Club of the Year

Derby County

Sheffield FC

Tottenham Hotspur

Outstanding Contribution to Women’s Football Nominees

Julie Higgins

Sheila Rollinson

Tom Stack

Yeovil Town Ladies have their own Awards & Celebration Evening on Friday 7th November starting at 7.00pm at Huish Park, Yeovil.

The evening costs £15.00 per person, to include fork buffet and disco.

For more details on how to book and for more info click here

Fans and supporters are very welcome to attend the evening.

GLOVERS PLAN SPECIAL OFFERS TO BOOST GATE

Special offers on matchday tickets at Yeovil Town’s Huish Park stadium are planned as the club strives to boost gates and give fans an even better deal.

But for the home game against Fleetwood Town on November 15th matchday tickets can be bought on-line with a £5 reduction up to 1.00 pm on the day, and the same arrangements apply for the £2 discount for supporters who buy in person.

Normally, the on-line reduction expires at 11pm the night before a match and the in-person deal stops at 6pm.

Ticket office manager Kirstie Baker said; “We always listen to feedback from our fans, and, of course we want to sell more tickets.

“But we had heard that some fans like to make a decision to come to a match on the day itself.

“These arrangements for this one game will give us a good idea about how our supporters plan their day, and may lead to a bigger gate.

“We will continue to look at other ideas, not just to improve attendances, but also to continue to give our loyal supporters a good deal.”

The usual half season tickets are once again available and will be valid for 12 games starting with the Leyton Orient match on 29th. December. For more details contact the Ticket Office on ticketoffice@ytfc.net or telephone 01935 847888

FA CUP FIRST ROUND TICKET INFORMATION

Yeovil Town have confirmed that the FA Cup first round clash with Crawley Town will take place on Saturday 8th November.

Tickets are now on sale from the Huish Park ticket office, on ytfc.net and via telephone (01935) 847888.

Ticket prices have been set for £15 for adults, £10 for seniors and 16-21 and £5 for under 16. Prices will remain the same until kick-off.

Season ticket holders have until 5pm on Thursday 6th November.

IDEAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR ALL TOWN FANS

The Yeovil Town Club store has many Christmas gift ideas and plenty of stocking fillers available.

The popular ’10’ Book is still available and will make a fantastic Christmas present for any Yeovil Town fan.

This fantastic record of Yeovil Town’s first ten years in the Football League contains everything you could possible want to know including chapters on The Managers, The Seasons, The Games , The Players and The Club.

Relive the glories of Wembley and Forest with some superb photographs and let your mind go back to that heady day in August 2003 up at Rochdale for the club’s first ever match in The Football League.

For those statto’s amongst you there are plenty of results and appearance details to keep you happy for hours.

As fans start to prepare for Christmas, the club shop will extend their opening hours for two nights.

On Friday 14th and Friday 28th November the club store will remain open until 6pm.

If you are unable to visit the club store you can always shop online by clicking here.

REPORT: CHESTERFIELD V YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town travelled to Chesterfield to try and end their winless run and returned to Somerset with a point after a 0-0 draw.

Town made seven changes to their starting eleven with new loanees Jed Steer, Stephen Arthurworrey and Jordan Clarke all making their debut for the Glovers.

Ryan Inniss, Artur Krysiak, Simon Gillett, Nathan Smith and Nathan Ralph all missed the trip through injury, whilst James Hayter, Jordy Hiwula dropped to bench.

With eight minutes on the clock Town could have opened the scoring. Nugent headed a deep free kick from Foley back across goal into the path of Moore but Tommy Lee in the Chesterfield goal brilliantly saved the big striker’s goal bound header.

Just before the half hour mark the home side’s shout for a penalty were waved away by referee Langford after the ball appeared to bounce up and strike a Town arm in the area.

With ten minutes of the first half remaining Town were forced into making their first substitution of the match. The returning Moore limped off to be replaced by Manchester City loanee Jordy Hiwula.

The second half started brightly with both sides forcing saves from the opposition keepers. Lee was called into action as a Arthurworrey header was palmed away and at the other end Steer had his palms stung with a effort from just outside the area.

Ten minutes into the second period and the home side had their best chance to open the scoring. A neat through ball found Doyle in space in the area, but new goalkeeper Steer was quick off his line to narrow the angle and save well with his chest.

In the latter stages of the half Hiwula raced onto a through ball only to be fouled by keeper Lee outside the area. Referee Langford showed the shot stopper a yellow card as he deemed there was sufficient cover from the Chesterfield defenders.

As the fourth official indicated a minimum of three minutes the home side forced a corner. Former Town loanee Daniel Johnson swung the set piece in from the left for Clucas to get a touch towards goal, but Steer was on hand to get down well to his left to deny the Chesterfield front man.

Town now face a home tie next Saturday in the FA Cup first round against Crawley Town.

Match Report : 01/11/2014

Yeovil Town travelled to Chesterfield to try and end their winless run and returned to Somerset with a point after a 0-0 draw.

Town made seven changes to their starting eleven with new loanees Jed Steer, Stephen Arthurworrey and Jordan Clarke all making their debut for the Glovers.

Ryan Inniss, Artur Krysiak, Simon Gillett, Nathan Smith and Nathan Ralph all missed the trip through injury, whilst James Hayter, Jordy Hiwula dropped to bench.

With eight minutes on the clock Town could have opened the scoring. Nugent headed a deep free kick from Foley back across goal into the path of Moore but Tommy Lee in the Chesterfield goal brilliantly saved the big striker’s goal bound header.

Just before the half hour mark the home side’s shout for a penalty were waved away by referee Langford after the ball appeared to bounce up and strike a Town arm in the area.

With ten minutes of the first half remaining Town were forced into making their first substitution of the match. The returning Moore limped off to be replaced by Manchester City loanee Jordy Hiwula.

The second half started brightly with both sides forcing saves from the opposition keepers. Lee was called into action as a Arthurworrey header was palmed away and at the other end Steer had his palms stung with a effort from just outside the area.

Ten minutes into the second period and the home side had their best chance to open the scoring. A neat through ball found Doyle in space in the area, but new goalkeeper Steer was quick off his line to narrow the angle and save well with his chest.

In the latter stages of the half Hiwula raced onto a through ball only to be fouled by keeper Lee outside the area. Referee Langford showed the shot stopper a yellow card as he deemed there was sufficient cover from the Chesterfield defenders.

As the fourth official indicated a minimum of three minutes the home side forced a corner. Former Town loanee Daniel Johnson swung the set piece in from the left for Clucas to get a touch towards goal, but Steer was on hand to get down well to his left to deny the Chesterfield front man.

Town now face a home tie next Saturday in the FA Cup first round against Crawley Town.