Month: December 2014

GET YOUR MERCHANDISE FROM THE OFFICIAL CLUB STORE

The Club Store at Huish Park has lots of new merchandise for fans to purchase ahead of the FA Cup tie with Manchester United.

The opening times for the club store at Huish Park for the New Year period are as follows:

Tuesday 30th December – 10am-4pm

New Year’s Eve – 10am-4pm

New Year’s Day – Closed

Friday 2nd January – 10am-4pm

Sat 3rd January – 10am-2pm

Alternatively you can shop online by clicking here.

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V LEYTON ORIENT

Goals from Chris Dagnall, Kevin Lisbie and Dean Cox condemned Yeovil Town to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of fellow relegation battlers Leyton Orient at a freezing Huish Park tonight.

Dagnall had given the O’s the lead on the half hour before second half strikes from Lisbie and a late finish from Cox tied Yeovil to bottom spot in the table and five points from safety as the O’s leapt from the bottom four into 19th place.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson opted for two changes to the side that lost 2-1 at Bristol City on Boxing Day. At right back, Seth Twumasi was preferred to Brendan Moloney while James Berrett dropped to the bench, replaced by Ajay Leitch-Smith.

For the first half of the first half, Yeovil actually created the bulk of the chances and should really have been at least one ahead by the time Leyton Orient scored. Tom Eaves and James Hayter both pulled efforts wide, Leitch-Smith tested O’s keeper Gary Woods as did Hayter with a flicked header that was pushed away for a corner.

The O’s only chance had come from Bradley Pritchard’s mishit shot but seven minutes later, he was the architect for the Orient opener as his cross to the back post was headed in by the unmarked Dagnall.

The rest of the half saw little attacking chances for either side but early in the second half, Steven Arthurworrey stretched but couldn’t keep his shot down. At the other end, Arthurworrey’s defensive partner Ben Nugent acrobatically cleared off the line from a Dagnall back header just as it was about to cross the line.

Steer then saved well from Pritchard’s shot but he was helpless to stop Orient’s second on the hour. Dean Cox was allowed too much space and time and his shot was pushed away by Steer into the path of Kevin Lisbie who fired home into the corner.

Dagnall should have scored a third on 66 minutes but headed a Gary Sawyer corner wide at the back post. Yeovil sub Ryan Inniss was inches away from getting on the end of a cross from Nathan Smith’s low cross and the miss was made worse two minutes later when Leyton Orient added a third. Joe Edwards pass inside his own box was intercepted and played to Cox outside the box and the midfielder produced a terrific finish with his first time shot.

Yeovil’s night in front of goal was summed up late on when Inniss and Tom Eaves both rose to head the same ball and neither got a decent contact, Woods watching the ball go over the bar.

Match Report : 29/12/2014

Goals from Chris Dagnall, Kevin Lisbie and Dean Cox condemned Yeovil Town to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of fellow relegation battlers Leyton Orient at a freezing Huish Park tonight.

Dagnall had given the O’s the lead on the half hour before second half strikes from Lisbie and a late finish from Cox tied Yeovil to bottom spot in the table and five points from safety as the O’s leapt from the bottom four into 19th place.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson opted for two changes to the side that lost 2-1 at Bristol City on Boxing Day. At right back, Seth Twumasi was preferred to Brendan Moloney while James Berrett dropped to the bench, replaced by Ajay Leitch-Smith.

For the first half of the first half, Yeovil actually created the bulk of the chances and should really have been at least one ahead by the time Leyton Orient scored. Tom Eaves and James Hayter both pulled efforts wide, Leitch-Smith tested O’s keeper Gary Woods as did Hayter with a flicked header that was pushed away for a corner.

The O’s only chance had come from Bradley Pritchard’s mishit shot but seven minutes later, he was the architect for the Orient opener as his cross to the back post was headed in by the unmarked Dagnall.

The rest of the half saw little attacking chances for either side but early in the second half, Steven Arthurworrey stretched but couldn’t keep his shot down. At the other end, Arthurworrey’s defensive partner Ben Nugent acrobatically cleared off the line from a Dagnall back header just as it was about to cross the line.

Steer then saved well from Pritchard’s shot but he was helpless to stop Orient’s second on the hour. Dean Cox was allowed too much space and time and his shot was pushed away by Steer into the path of Kevin Lisbie who fired home into the corner.

Dagnall should have scored a third on 66 minutes but headed a Gary Sawyer corner wide at the back post. Yeovil sub Ryan Inniss was inches away from getting on the end of a cross from Nathan Smith’s low cross and the miss was made worse two minutes later when Leyton Orient added a third. Joe Edwards pass inside his own box was intercepted and played to Cox outside the box and the midfielder produced a terrific finish with his first time shot.

Yeovil’s night in front of goal was summed up late on when Inniss and Tom Eaves both rose to head the same ball and neither got a decent contact, Woods watching the ball go over the bar.

MANCHESTER UNITED MATCH PRESS DAY

Yeovil Town Football Club will be holding a Press Day for all National, Regional and local news papers, Radio and Television on Wednesday 31st December in the Alec Stock Lounge from 2.30 ahead of the club’s prestige FA Cup tie against Manchester United.

It would help planning if any media organisations that wish to attend could e mail us with their requirements by December 28th.

Contact Adrian Hopper or James Healey on 01935 847 873 or Mobile 07768 174005 (AH) or 07881 237868 E Mail : media@ytfc.net

Match Report : 28/12/2014

Goals from Chris Dagnall, Kevin Lisbie and Dean Cox condemned Yeovil Town to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of fellow relegation battlers Leyton Orient at a freezing Huish Park tonight.

Dagnall had given the O’s the lead on the half hour before second half strikes from Lisbie and a late finish from Cox tied Yeovil to bottom spot in the table and five points from safety as the O’s leapt from the bottom four into 19th place.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson opted for two changes to the side that lost 2-1 at Bristol City on Boxing Day. At right back, Seth Twumasi was preferred to Brendan Moloney while James Berrett dropped to the bench, replaced by Ajay Leitch-Smith.

For the first half of the first half, Yeovil actually created the bulk of the chances and should really have been at least one ahead by the time Leyton Orient scored. Tom Eaves and James Hayter both pulled efforts wide, Leitch-Smith tested O’s keeper Gary Woods as did Hayter with a flicked header that was pushed away for a corner.

The O’s only chance had come from Bradley Pritchard’s mishit shot but seven minutes later, he was the architect for the Orient opener as his cross to the back post was headed in by the unmarked Dagnall.

The rest of the half saw little attacking chances for either side but early in the second half, Steven Arthurworrey stretched but couldn’t keep his shot down. At the other end, Arthurworrey’s defensive partner Ben Nugent acrobatically cleared off the line from a Dagnall back header just as it was about to cross the line.

Steer then saved well from Pritchard’s shot but he was helpless to stop Orient’s second on the hour. Dean Cox was allowed too much space and time and his shot was pushed away by Steer into the path of Kevin Lisbie who fired home into the corner.

Dagnall should have scored a third on 66 minutes but headed a Gary Sawyer corner wide at the back post. Yeovil sub Ryan Inniss was inches away from getting on the end of a cross from Nathan Smith’s low cross and the miss was made worse two minutes later when Leyton Orient added a third. Joe Edwards pass inside his own box was intercepted and played to Cox outside the box and the midfielder produced a terrific finish with his first time shot.

Yeovil’s night in front of goal was summed up late on when Inniss and Tom Eaves both rose to head the same ball and neither got a decent contact, Woods watching the ball go over the bar.

PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V LEYTON ORIENT

Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League One action this coming Monday evening (7:45pm kick off) when the Glovers host Leyton Orient.

Following Saturday’s defeat to Bristol City, Yeovil have dropped to the bottom of the table, with Orient just two points and three places above the Glovers, this Monday’s game could be seen as really rather important.

Unlike the rest of League One and most of the Football League who play today, (Sunday) the extra days rest will hopefully suit both teams.

Yeovil, as we know succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at top of the table Bristol City on Boxing Day while The O’s battered Crawley 4-1.

That result kept the Orient heads above the relegation zone and out of trouble, but only on goal difference.

A Yeovil win would guarantee they overtake Monday’s opponents and potentially out of the drop zone in the same move, depending on how Sunday’s fixtures pan out.

Prior to the Boxing Day victory, Orient had lost their last three games, scoring a total of just one goal.

A 2-0 defeat to Barnsley, 1-0 loss at Gillingham and a 2-1 home defeat to Peterborough have done the damage to send the Londoners crashing towards the bottom end of the league.

Not a great start for their new manager, Fabio Liverani took over from Mauro Milanese after the predecessor managed to take charge of just eight league games.

Orient could have been bringing back a familiar face having had Wolves loaned Jack Price at the club on a short term deal, however he has recently been recalled by his parent club and is now back with the midlanders.

Price was at Huish Park on a similar deal earlier in the campaign.

The team news from Huish Park still surrounds the injury list, with Kevin Dawson, Joel Grant and Kieffer Moore all keeping the physios busy over the past few weeks.

Nathan Ralph did make a return to the match day squad on Boxing Day however Sam Hoskins did miss out.

With only five of the club’s six loanees available they are all welcome to take a place in the match day squad.

Jordan Clarke, on loan from Coventry hasn’t been in action since the FA cup 2nd round game against Accrington.

With both clubs spending large parts of recent seasons in League One, there are many occasions where the sides have crossed paths.

However, the last time they met was an FA Cup last season.

It was a home tie for the Glovers in the third round which saw a comfortable 4-0 win that set up a tie against Premier League Southampton.

James Hayter got a couple, Joel Grant chipped in before Kieffer Moore rounded the game off in style.

Prior to that, over 700 Yeovil fans travelled to Orient for a Johnstones Paint Trophy Southern semi final which ended in a heart breaking 1-0 defeat for those travelling fans.

The last league meeting back in 2013 did end more favourably for those in green and white, Paddy Madden got a brace and that man James Hayter hit the net again in a breezy 3-0 win.

In total, the head to head records since Yeovil first entered the football league reads in their favour; nine Yeovil wins, just the seven to Orient and six stalemates.

The game is a 7:45pm kick off this coming Monday and Gary Johnson and his squad need your support heading into 2015.

Tickets for the fixture are, as always available right up until kick off and can be purchased in all the usual ways.

As ever, Glovers Player will have the full match commentary and social networks and YouTube will have the post match coverage.

But there is nothing quite like being there in the flesh, so come to Huish Park this Monday and see off a calendar year that started in the second tier of English football and beckons in a new year that starts with none other than Manchester United paying a visit to Somerset.

Famous Fans:

Julian Lloyd Webber and most of the cast of TOWIE… Probably.

A Foot in both camps.

Terrell Forbes, Marek Stech, Andros Townsend, Wayne Gray, Darren Purse and one of the 1949 heroes, Les Blizzard.

Did you know?

Fred Le May played for Leyton Orient in the 1930’s and is believed to be the smallest player to ever play in the football league at exactly 5ft tall.

REPORT: BRISTOL CITY V YEOVIL TOWN

Town made the short trip to Ashton Gate to take on league leaders Bristol City and returned empty handed.

Goals in either half from Matt Smith and a penalty by jay Emmanuel-Thomas were enough to secure the spoils for the men in red, despite a late strike from Ben Nugent.

The home side also missed a first half penalty when Kieran Agard’s spot kick was well saved by Jed Steer.

Manager Gary Johnson made two changes from the defeat to Colchester United at Huish Park.

Sam Hoskins missed out through injury and Nana Twumasi dropped to the bench to be replaced by James Hayter and James Berrett.

The hone side could have opened the scoring after just two minutes when former Town player Kieran Agard found himself unmarked in the area. His header from Cunningham’s free kick luckily fell into the hands of Steer in the Town goal.

Just after the 15 minute mark City should have taken the lead. On loan striker Matt Smith received a through ball to round Steer. But the big striker some how put his shot wide of the target, when he really should have done better.

The game got it’s first real talking point on 25 minutes when Agard and Moloney battled for the ball in the area. The former Town striker went down under pressure from the former City defender and referee Johnson had no hesitation in pointing to the spot.

Agard dusted himself down to take the penalty. He stepped up confidently but saw his effort well saved by Steer, much to the delight of the Town faithful behind his goal.

 On the half hour mark City again missed a great opportunity to take the lead. It was that man Smith who wasted the chance. The Fulham man somehow shot over from just six yards out when he had the whole goal at his mercy.

With the home fans calling for the manager to replace Smith after his two misses the home side took the lead.

After a jinking run on the left by Joe Bryan, the City winger managed to cross and this was met by the head of Smith, who made no mistake from six yards out.

At the half-time break Town made their first substitution with Moloney being replaced by Twumasi.

After a slow start to the second half Town started to get back into the game causing the home defence a few problems from set pieces. Town had a penalty shout waved away when Korey Smith seemed to have handled in the area.

The home side doubled their lead just after the hour mark. Referee Johnson gave Town a free kick for a foul on Edwards, only to change his mind and award the home side the kick instead.

From the resulting free kick the ball made it’s way to Freeman in the area, who went down under pressure from Nathan Smith and referee Johnson had no hesitation in awarding a penalty kick to the home side.

Substitute Emmanuel-Thomas stepped up to send Steer the wrong way and make the score 2-0.

With ten minutes remaining City keeper Fielding had to be on his toes when Flint diverted a Eaves cross towards his own net.

With the clock running down Town pulled a goal back, Defender Nugent picked up the ball 40 yards from goal. He unleashed a wicked left footed strike that went into the net via the upright.

Match Report : 26/12/2014

Town made the short trip to Ashton Gate to take on league leaders Bristol City and returned empty handed.

Goals in either half from Matt Smith and a penalty by jay Emmanuel-Thomas were enough to secure the spoils for the men in red, despite a late strike from Ben Nugent.

The home side also missed a first half penalty when Kieran Agard’s spot kick was well saved by Jed Steer.

Manager Gary Johnson made two changes from the defeat to Colchester United at Huish Park.

Sam Hoskins missed out through injury and Nana Twumasi dropped to the bench to be replaced by James Hayter and James Berrett.

The hone side could have opened the scoring after just two minutes when former Town player Kieran Agard found himself unmarked in the area. His header from Cunningham’s free kick luckily fell into the hands of Steer in the Town goal.

Just after the 15 minute mark City should have taken the lead. On loan striker Matt Smith received a through ball to round Steer. But the big striker some how put his shot wide of the target, when he really should have done better.

The game got it’s first real talking point on 25 minutes when Agard and Moloney battled for the ball in the area. The former Town striker went down under pressure from the former City defender and referee Johnson had no hesitation in pointing to the spot.

Agard dusted himself down to take the penalty. He stepped up confidently but saw his effort well saved by Steer, much to the delight of the Town faithful behind his goal.

 On the half hour mark City again missed a great opportunity to take the lead. It was that man Smith who wasted the chance. The Fulham man somehow shot over from just six yards out when he had the whole goal at his mercy.

With the home fans calling for the manager to replace Smith after his two misses the home side took the lead.

After a jinking run on the left by Joe Bryan, the City winger managed to cross and this was met by the head of Smith, who made no mistake from six yards out.

At the half-time break Town made their first substitution with Moloney being replaced by Twumasi.

After a slow start to the second half Town started to get back into the game causing the home defence a few problems from set pieces. Town had a penalty shout waved away when Korey Smith seemed to have handled in the area.

The home side doubled their lead just after the hour mark. Referee Johnson gave Town a free kick for a foul on Edwards, only to change his mind and award the home side the kick instead.

From the resulting free kick the ball made it’s way to Freeman in the area, who went down under pressure from Nathan Smith and referee Johnson had no hesitation in awarding a penalty kick to the home side.

Substitute Emmanuel-Thomas stepped up to send Steer the wrong way and make the score 2-0.

With ten minutes remaining City keeper Fielding had to be on his toes when Flint diverted a Eaves cross towards his own net.

With the clock running down Town pulled a goal back, Defender Nugent picked up the ball 40 yards from goal. He unleashed a wicked left footed strike that went into the net via the upright.

PRESS ACCREDITATION FOR MANCHESTER UNITED MATCH

The deadline for accreditation for the Manchester United match on Data Co. has now passed.

The demand for entry has been unprecedented and we have had to reject some applications due to sheer weight of numbers, particularly photographers.

We are at breaking point and we would like to apologise if your application has been rejected but 100 into 50 just doesn’t go.

The match will be the biggest in the club’s history and we want everything to run as smoothly as possible so we would seriously request that media organisations without acceptance from us do not turn up in the hope of gaining entry as you will be turned away.

Equally we would request that those applications that have been accepted please use the designated seat or pitch side place that is allotted to them.

 

PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V BRISTOL CITY

Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League One action on Boxing Day as the Glovers travel to table topping Bristol City.

It’s probably fair to say that Yeovil fans everywhere were on the look out for this fixture when the season’s dates were announce during the off season, with local bragging rights as well as those ever valuable three points up for grabs.

With the Christmas period packing games in thick and fast, Yeovil will be hoping the quick turnaround works to their advantage to put the disappointment of Saturday behind them.

The Glovers lost out 1-0 to lowly Colchester United who leapfrogged Yeovil to within touching distance of safety.

As for City they currently sit top of the pile a full 22 points ahead of Yeovil, they too however lost on Saturday.

They fell to a late Jamie Ness goal in a 1-0 defeat to Crewe.

In that game, defender Derrick Williams was sent off for two bookable offenses and will have to sit out the festive fixture.

Games involving the Robins this season have normally been quite tight affairs; five of the last seven games have finished 1-0 to one of the sides involved, while just seven games all season have been settled by more than one goal.

Prior to the Crewe defeat, City have beaten Crawley, Coventry and Telford (FA Cup) this month and are looking forward to a third round tie with Doncaster Rovers.

As for Yeovil, they booked their glamour tie with Manchester United in the cup following a two-legged win over League Two Accrington Stanley.

Before that, a 4-0 away win at Oldham ranks as probably the most impressive win of the campaign so far. The Glovers have failed to win back to back league games since the combination of Watford and Blackpool back in November/December 20133, and Yeovil will be hoping to address that consistency over the festive period.

The injury news from Huish Park makes worrying reading once more. FA Cup hero Kieffer Moore arrived at Huish Park on crutches for Saturday’s fixture after taking a knock in training while Jordan Clarke limped out of the warm up last Tuesday night and will miss out a few games more.

Kevin Dawson, Joel Grant and Nathan Ralph are all being monitored ahead of a busy schedule and will be hoping to make their returns sooner rather than later.

Bristol City haven’t got quite the same level of concerns in the physio room, in fact they’ve been adding to their squad with Fulham striker Matt Smith joining on loan.

The tall forward scored for Oldham against Yeovil a couple of season ago.

We can rule out appearances from Adam El Abd, Wes Burns and Bobby Reid all three have left Ashton Gate on loan deals over the past couple weeks.

As you would expect, the two sides have shared many players over the years and this meeting will be no exception.

Forwards Kieran “the Twansfer” Agard and Luke Freeman spent time at Huish Park as did defender Luke Ayling.

One of the Glovers’ longest serving football league players joined the Bristol side this summer for an undisclosed fee from Yeovil.

Ayling has already scored as many league goals in a Bristol City shirt as he did in a Yeovil shirt despite playing little over half a season at Ashton Gate.

Obviously, the history between the sides go back decades, but more recently, the two sides have been kept apart thanks to the promotion/relegation of the sides.

Apart from countless pre-season friendlies, the sides haven’t met competitively since the 2006/07 season.

The sides exchanged wins that campaign with the Robins winning 2-0 at Ashton Gate and the Glovers notching a 2-1 win back at Huish Park.

Arron Davies and Wayne Gray doing the damage that day.

Another Arron Davies goal the season before wasn’t enough for the win at Ashton Gate the year before, a 2-1 home win claiming the points.

However, David Poole did secure a point in the first Football League meeting between the sides in 2005.

So, this Boxing Day will actually only be the fifth competitive Football League meeting between the two sides (I know, I had to check, just to make sure) and with the head to head reading 2-1 to City and one draw, Friday’s visitors will be hoping to get back level with their geographical rivals.

Bristol City have revealed that the home ends are a complete sell out and Glovers have now sold their allocation of just over 1000 tickets.

If you’re buying tickets for future home fixtures as a bit of a last minute gift or if you’re just being ultra-organised you can use the online ticketing facility HERE

If you’re not making the short journey up the road to Bristol, never fear Glovers Player has the full match and as ever the post-match reaction will be available as soon as possible – we don’t give the media team any Christmas time off!!

We look forward to seeing as many Glovers fans as possible out in force for Leyton Orient at home on the 29th, but we’d like to wish all readers of YTFC.net a very Merry Christmas.

FAMOUS FANS.

Bristol City seems to be the team of choice for comedians.

Mark Watson, John Cleese, Tony Robinson, Justin Lee Collins and we’ll add Russell Crowe to the list… if you believe Wikipedia.

A FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS (This could take a while)

Kieran Agard, Kevin Amankwaah, Luke Ayling, Kevin Betsy, Len Bond, Mitch Brundle, Steven Caulker, Steve Collis, Terry Connor, Luke Freeman, Gerry Gow, Lee Johnson, Lee Matthews, Jamie McAllister, Michael McIndoe, Alex Russell, Ivan Sproule, Gavin Williams and more than likely, countless others I’ve missed. Plus of course… Joe Edwards, Simon Gillett, Brendan Moloney, Chris Weale and the Gaffer himself, Gary Johnson from this year’s team!

DID YOU KNOW?

Bristol University was the first in Britain to admit women on an equal level to men.

HUISH PARK CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS


Opening hours for Huish Park for the festive period are as follows:

Wednesday 24th December – 9am – 12pm

Christmas Day – Closed

Boxing Day – Closed (Bristol City – Away)

Saturday 27th December – Closed

Sunday 28th December – Closed

Monday 29th December – 9am through to kick-off (Leyton Orient Home)

Tuesday 30th December – 9am-5pm

New Year’s Eve – 9am-4pm

New Year’s Day – Closed

Friday 2nd January – 9am-4pm

Tweets by @YTFC

MANCHESTER UNITED TICKETS SOLD OUT


Yeovil Town’s FA Cup Third round tie against Manchester United on January 4th has presented the club with one of the biggest logistical challenges in its history.

As a small club the tie brings a huge financial opportunity to increase its stability in the near future.  Equally, though, Yeovil Town is concerned for its loyal supporters, and the attraction of Manchester United’s visit has meant an unprecedented demand for tickets.

We stressed from the outset in our matchday programmes, in the media and on our website that tickets for the cup tie for fans with vouchers from the Accrington Stanley replay and the Colchester league match could not be guaranteed and would be subject to availability.

It was decided to allocate tickets first to season ticket holders and half season ticket holders and then to supporters with vouchers from the two recent matches.

The huge demand for tickets has left some fans disappointed, which we sincerely regret, and we can only ask them to understand the limitations under which we have to operate as a club with limited resources and a Huish Park stadium with a capacity of 9,500.

As supporters will know, the match is to be televised live by BT Sport.

IMPORTANT PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to the unprecedented demand for press accreditation and the lack of space at our ground we have had to bring forward the cut off point for our match against Manchester United on January 4th. to tomorrow at 3.30pm.

At this point we cannot guarantee accreditation to any media organisation but every effort will be made to accommodate all applications.  

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V COLCHESTER UNITED

Yeovil Town produced a poor pre-Christmas performance as they went down to a single goal defeat against Colchester.

Craig Eastmond’s 72nd minute strike was all that separated two average sides both embroiled in a mid season relegation scrap. Neither side had too many chances but Tom Eaves and Simon Gillett came closest for a Glovers side that huffed and puffed but proved toothless in front of goal.

The defeat dropped Yeovil down to 22nd place in the table, falling behind today’s opponents who just about deserved their victory with ex-Yeovil loanee Gavin Massey impressing at left midfield.

Yeovil made one change to the side that beat Accrington 2-0 in the second round replay of the FA Cup on Tuesday night. Up front, Sam Hoskins came in for James Hayter while Cup goalscorer Kieffer Moore missed out completely with an ankle injury.

The first half was forgettable; in fact, the first twenty minutes saw only a half chance for either side but Massey then went close after cutting inside and firing at Jed Steer. Yeovil’s best chance fell to Simon Gillett who chested a Sam Foley ball down before forcing Sam Walker into a fine save with his volley.

The second half couldn’t be worse and it actually started at a better tempo with Steven Arthurworrey flicking over and Foley testing Walker with a shot that the former Yeovil  keeper pushed over the top. It sparked Colchester into action and Freddie Sears shot at Steer after some good build up play.

Tom Eaves volleyed way over from a Nathan Smith throw in and Sam Hoskins sliced a shot well wide before manager Gary Johnson made a double change on the hour mark. Brendon Moloney and Hoskins came off with Ajay Leitch-Smith and James Hayter replacing them.

After Eaves had a header caught by Walker, the U’s took the lead on 72 minutes when after a good move involving Massey down the left, the ball was swept in with his left foot by Craig Eastmond.

Yeovil’s chance count was barely increasing despite having plenty of possession. Joe Edwards volleyed wide from Hayter’s chest down and then Eaves headed straight at Walker late on as Yeovil pushed Ryan Inniss on as a sub up front as they tried desperately to grab something from the game.

MANCHESTER UNITED TICKETS ON SALE TO TOKEN HOLDERS ON MONDAY

Tickets for Town’s third round FA Cup tie against Manchester United go on sale to holders of BOTH Accrington Stanley and Colchester United tokens on Monday 22nd December at 9:30am.

Fans are reminded that if you hold BOTH tokens the club can not guarantee a Manchester United ticket.

Tickets are available to buy in person only from the Huish Park ticket office on a first come, first served basis.

Premium Seats: £50 (season ticket holders only)

Tamburino Stand: Adults: £35 – Seniors 65 and over: £30 – Under 16: £10

Screwfix Stand: Adults: £35 – Seniors 65 and over: £30 – Under 16: £10

Thatchers Gold Terrace: Adults: £30 – Seniors 65 and over: £25 – Under 16: £10

Prices are as follows:

Match Report : 20/12/2014

Yeovil Town produced a poor pre-Christmas performance as they went down to a single goal defeat against Colchester.

Craig Eastmond’s 72nd minute strike was all that separated two average sides both embroiled in a mid season relegation scrap. Neither side had too many chances but Tom Eaves and Simon Gillett came closest for a Glovers side that huffed and puffed but proved toothless in front of goal.

The defeat dropped Yeovil down to 22nd place in the table, falling behind today’s opponents who just about deserved their victory with ex-Yeovil loanee Gavin Massey impressing at left midfield.

Yeovil made one change to the side that beat Accrington 2-0 in the second round replay of the FA Cup on Tuesday night. Up front, Sam Hoskins came in for James Hayter while Cup goalscorer Kieffer Moore missed out completely with an ankle injury.

The first half was forgettable; in fact, the first twenty minutes saw only a half chance for either side but Massey then went close after cutting inside and firing at Jed Steer. Yeovil’s best chance fell to Simon Gillett who chested a Sam Foley ball down before forcing Sam Walker into a fine save with his volley.

The second half couldn’t be worse and it actually started at a better tempo with Steven Arthurworrey flicking over and Foley testing Walker with a shot that the former Yeovil  keeper pushed over the top. It sparked Colchester into action and Freddie Sears shot at Steer after some good build up play.

Tom Eaves volleyed way over from a Nathan Smith throw in and Sam Hoskins sliced a shot well wide before manager Gary Johnson made a double change on the hour mark. Brendon Moloney and Hoskins came off with Ajay Leitch-Smith and James Hayter replacing them.

After Eaves had a header caught by Walker, the U’s took the lead on 72 minutes when after a good move involving Massey down the left, the ball was swept in with his left foot by Craig Eastmond.

Yeovil’s chance count was barely increasing despite having plenty of possession. Joe Edwards volleyed wide from Hayter’s chest down and then Eaves headed straight at Walker late on as Yeovil pushed Ryan Inniss on as a sub up front as they tried desperately to grab something from the game.

PLAYERS VISIT HOSPITAL

A group of Yeovil Town players with coaches Darren Way and Gareth Stewart made their traditional Christmas visit to the children’s ward at Yeovil Hospital on Thursday.

Ben Nugent, James Hayter, Sam Hoskin, Sam Foley, Joe Edwards armed with goody bags for the children spent time with the kids as Christmas loomed ever closer.

The club would like to thank the hospital staff for the warm welcome they gave us on our annual visit.

MANCHESTER UNITED TICKET-THERE WILL BE A BURGER VAN ON SITE

For those of you planning to arrive early to get your Manchester United FA Cup tickets on Monday there will be a Burger Van on site offering Burgers, Sausage Rolls, Bacon Rolls, hot drinks etc from 02.30 in the morning.

Pat Custard and her intrepid crew will be there to keep everybody warm and nourished in their efforts to get tickets for the big match.

LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE YOUR HALF-SEASON TICKET

Half-Season Tickets are now on general sale and supporters have until 12pm tomorrow (Sunday 21st December) to secure a seat for the remaining games of the season.

This is Glovers fans last chance to secure your seat for the second half of the season. From 12pm on 21st December, all half-season tickets will then be taken off sale.

To buy your half season ticket call 01935 847888 or buy online by clicking here.

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AWAY TRAVEL CLUB CHRISTMAS DRAW

The Away Travel Club Christmas draw will take place at today’s home game against Colchester United.

Anyone who was there last year will remember how much fun we had seeing Nathan Ralph and Sam Hoskins’ faces when they opened a bag to reveal one of the prizes – a brace of pheasants!

Tickets can still be purchased on the day at £2.00 a strip from the marquee.

Many thanks to Fudges of Stalbridge, Autotechnics Ltd of Gillingham, Yeovil Town FC, The Co-ops of Yeovil and Weymouth and Jones Building Group for their prize donations as well as several personal donators – you all know who you are!

1938 CYCLE RIDE TO OLD TRAFFORD

Back in 1938 when Manchester United played Yeovil in the FA Cup 3rd. Round at Old Trafford a story has reached us that when a group of cyclists rode up to watch Yeovil, United gave them all a free ticket to the match (pictured above).

Is there anybody out there that can give us further details of this intrepid ride.

If so please e mail us at media@ytfc.net

LIMITED EDITION YTFC V MAN UTD SHIRTS AVAILABLE

Yeovil Town have commissioned some limited edition Yeovil Town v Manchester United FA Cup 3rd shirts.

Embroidered on the front will be the fixture plus the date. The shirts are available today in the club shop priced £45 and £35 for children’s sizes.

But don’t delay as there is limited numbers available.

COLCHESTER & MAN UTD TICKET UPDATE

COLCHESTER UNITED – SKYBET LEAGUE ONE

Please note NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED OVER THE TELEPHONE.
Supporters holding 2 Tokens will be able to buy their tickets for the Manchester United match IN PERSON ONLY from 9.30am until 5.00 pm on Monday 22nd.December

MANCHESTER UNITED – FA CUP 3RD.ROUND

Online sales will be available up until 23.00 this evening.

Tickets for the Colchester match are still available although seats are limited.

Regular updates on the ticketing situation will appear on this web site.

PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V COLCHESTER UNITED

Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League One action this coming Saturday as they host Colchester United in a crucial match at the bottom of the table.

Yeovil will be hoping to have peeled themselves off the ceiling as the excitement of Tuesday’s FA Cup success and the subsequent third round draw is refocused into a League campaign that still needs addressing.

Last week’s mightily impresseive 4-0 away win over Oldham Athletic left the Glovers in 21st place, two points behind Crawley and thus, just two points from safety.

Colchester sit in 23rd place, three points worse off than Yeovil and only a point off rock bottom. A Yeovil win could see their head finally surface above water, while a Colchester win could see them leapfrog the Glovers.

The U’s are currently on a shocking run of form that has seen them lose no fewer than their last five games, the draw with Swindon prior to that means you have to go all the way back to mid-October before they last notched up three points.

Their last away league victory was back in September.

What’s worse is the number of goals they have been conceding, MK Dons scored six, Rochdale got four and Barnsley scored three in this most recent poor run.

As for the Glovers, two wins on the spin have boosted confidence and off the back of results against Notts County and Chesterfield the spirit is certainly on the up at Huish Park.

Yeovil have two more players available following Tuesday’s fixture.

Sam Hoskins, who scored his first goal last weekend, had to miss out due to being cup tied, while Ryan Inniss sat out due to suspension.

That three-match ban has now expired and Inniss is expected to re join the squad.

He’ll probably take the place of Jordan Clarke who is expected to be out injured, he pulled up in the warm up for the Accrington game and the quick turnaround may be too much to ask.

Elsewhere, Kevin Dawson has missed the last couple of games, as has Joel Grant both suffering with slight injuries while Liam Davis and Kieffer Moore have returned following their spells in the physio room.

For Colchester, skipper Magnus Okuonghae is still out despite being ahead of schedule from a long term injury.

They recently brought in defender Will Packwood on loan from Birmingham and will be bringing three former Yeovil players back to Huish Park, goalkeeper Sam Walker, defender Ben Gordon and striker Gavin Massey.

The last time the two sides met back in February of 2013 when the U’s won 2-0, but before that, the last three games had all gone Yeovil’s way.

A 3-2 win, a 3-1 win and a 3-0 win have consisted of two league games and a Capital One Cup game all going in favour of the green and whites.

Richard Hinds, Paddy Madden and James Hayter all got in on the goal scoring during those three games, with additional strikes from Lawdon D’Ath and Dean Parrett sealing the first win.

One game further back, a 2-2 away draw in 2011 is far more interesting due to who was on the scoresheet for Yeovil; Gavin Massey, now of the U’s notched twice against his future employers.

Tickets for the game are still available from Huish Park and you can secure your place right now in one of three ways.

Buy online (CLICK HERE) and arrange for ticket pick up on match day, call the ticket office and speak to a member of staff or pop down in person.

Please note that with Manchester United tickets on sale to Season and Half Season ticket holders the office is very busy.

By the same token, match day itself is expected to be much busier than normal, so please allow additional time for collection of tickets.

If you cannot make the game, don’t worry. Glovers Player will have the full match coverage and all the post match highlights will be on YouTube.

Colchester United

Famous Fans

BBC Radio DJ Steve Lamacq and Poet Ray Hollingsworth,

A Foot in both camps

Billy Clifford, Len Bond, Ryan Dickson, Ben Gordon, Curtis Haynes Brown, Ritchie Jones, Gavin Massey, Efe Sodje, Adam Virgo and Sam Williams.

Did you know?

On April 22nd, 1884, Colchester was hit by a 20 second earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Ritcher Scale, killing one person.

MATCH OFFICIAL APPOINTMENT V COLCHESTER UNITED


Referee Carl Boyeson will be the man in charge for this weekend’s fixture with Colchester United.


The last Town game Mr Boyeson took charge of was the 1-0 away loss to MK Dons in September 2012.

So far this season Boyeson has issued 45 yellow cards and two red cards in his 17 games in charge.

His assistants wil be Adam Matthews and Neil Radford with Richard Martin acting as fourth official.

WE DID IT!

This week, my football blog has to be all about our beloved Yeovil Town after we booked our place in the third round of the FA Cup.

Having beat Accrington Stanley 2-0 on Tuesday night, one of the biggest teams in the world are taking a trip to South Somerset to play at Huish Park. Manchester United, how good does that sound? Manchester United! I still cannot quite believe it. It was such a nerve wracking 90 minutes.

I couldn’t go because of work and I usually listen to the brilliant commentary, but I couldn’t even do that. I will admit as soon as I saw that Gillett had scored I did a lap of honour round my living room.

 

I know it was not our best performance, but with so much at stake, it was always going to be a cagey affair. Neither side would have wanted to make a mistake and I am so glad that we were able to score two great goals to seal the win.

Sometimes results are just meant to be and I feel like with our indifferent season, this was our time to shine and kick start our campaign as well as book a huge event for the club.

Accrington hit the post and missed an open goal minutes before we scored, it was a let off but it also showed resilience and belief that we were going to win. We like to score late on in the big games, Play -Off Semi – Final anyone?

 

With all the excitement of Tuesday, it has almost been forgotten that we travelled to Oldham and totally outclassed Lee Johnson’s side. It well and truly made up for when his side beat us 1-0 in 2013.

Lee has done such a fantastic job with them and I know they will do well – they are the Yeovil of this season. However, I am glad that Daddy knew best and we gained a much needed three points as well as four goals in one game.

I just have to mention Kieffer Moore, two substitute appearances and two goals. To come back from injury and make such an impact scoring two crucial goals is credit to his character and commitment to the club.  

I have been informed by my reliable source (my dad) that Joe Edwards was brilliant on Tuesday – that was the first message I got….priorities.

Speaking of Joe (shock) I received a Christmas card from the man himself. Dad brought that and a programme back from Tuesday so thank you to the club for that…it really did make me so happy! Thank you to Joe too, I will always keep up my support!

Goal of the Week

Not only am I choosing both goals from Tuesday night, I want everyone to watch closely the celebrations and enjoy the amazing pictures the club put up from the match! It shows such passion and how much the result meant to the lads! I will admit, I had a tear in my eye!

Enjoy!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/30390297

So there we are. We can all enjoy Christmas and New Year ready for the huge game on the 4th January. We also have a big game against Colchester on Saturday, so let’s get the atmosphere of Tuesday going again and cheer the lads on and out of the relegation zone…they deserve it! My next blog will be in two weeks time as it is CHRISTMAS next week, so have a fantastic day with lots of food, drink and happiness. I will see you all Boxing Day for a little match against Bristol City. Let’s upset the odds then too.

Shez

MANCHESTER UNITED TICKET PRICES

Ticket for Town’s third round FA Cup tie against Manchester United go on sale to season holders today.

Prices are as follows:

Thatchers Gold Terrace: Adults: £30 – Seniors 65 and over: £25 – Under 16: £10

Screwfix Stand: Adults: £35 – Seniors 65 and over: £30 – Under 16: £10

Tamburino Stand: Adults: £35 – Seniors 65 and over: £30 – Under 16: £10

Premium Seats: £50 (season ticket holders only)

Season Ticket holders will have until Sunday 21st December 2014 at 2pm to claim their seat.

Holders of ticket tokens for BOTH Accrington Stanley and Colchester United will be able to purchase a ticket (subject to availability) for the third round match from Monday 22nd December until Wednesday 24th December at midday.

Holders of just one token from either the Accrington Stanley and Colchester United match will be able to purchase a ticket from Saturday 27th December until Tuesday 30th December. After these dates tickets will be available on general sale.

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, contact the Huish Park Ticket Office.
To download a application form click here.

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V ACCRINGTON STANLEY

Two late goals from the Glovers saw them progress to the FA Cup Third round to face Manchester United.

Goals from Simon Gillett and Kieffer Moore secured Towns win against Accrington Stanley at a wet and windy Huish Park.

Gary Johnson made one initial change to his starting eleven with Tom Eaves starting in the place of the cup tied Sam Hoskins.

Town were dealt a blow before a ball had been kicked when Jordan Clarke had to be replaced by Brendan Moloney after the Coventry City loanee picked up an injury in the warm up.

The Glovers, backed by the vocal crowd started well and almost opened the scoring on 12 minutes. A ball over the top by Twumasi was headed back towards his keeper by Aldred, but the big defender didn’t see keeper Rose stood right by him. With the centre-back sprinting back to clear the ball went just wide of the Accrington post.

Yeovil were on the front foot and pressing for the opening goal but could only really create half chances. The returning Tom Eaves chest controlled the ball well in the area, but fired is shot over the bar. Moments later captain Edwards’ volley looked goal bound until the ball deflected off Gillett and out for a goal kick.

With just over five minutes of the first half remaining it was Town who again came closest to opening the scoring. Nathan Smith’s throw in was well controlled by Gillett, who turned away from his marker to unleash a volley at goal. His effort had keeper Rose scrambling but the ball went narrowly wide of the target.

Town started the second half well with half chances falling to both Gillett and Arthurworrey, but their efforts failed to test Rose in the Accrington goal.

Just before the hour mark and with the referee waving away a foul on Gillett, the away side broke quickly down the right.

A cross was whipped in and found its way to Andy Proctor, but his powerful volley went just over the top of Steer’s crossbar.

Moments later and at the other end Arthurworrey’s header went just wide after Accrington failed to clear a Foley corner.

It was midfielder Foley who had Town’s next chance when he received a Twumasi cross at the back post, but his volley went over the Accrington bar.

On 69 minutes Town made their first sub with weekend goal scorer Kieffer Moore replaced James Hayter.

Accrington’s first chance of the second half fell to Seamus McCarten when his jinking run ended with the midfielders long range shot being tipped wide by Steer in the Glovers goal.

On 79 minutes Town had a major let off when McCarten’s 20-yard shot came back off the bar and striker Crooks somehow managed to head wide, when it looked easier to score.

With five minutes to play Town took the lead. A Twumasi cross was half cleared by the Accrington back line to Gillett. The midfielder chested the ball down and volleyed the ball home into the empty net.

Town doubled their lead with just under two minutes to play when sub Kieffer Moore headed home from inside the area.

MANCHESTER UNITED MATCH ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

Some unbelievable advertising opportunities will be available for our match against Manchester United.

Five extra pages of advertising will be made available in the special souvenir programme that is being produced for the FA Cup 3rd.Round tie.

The club will also be producing a DVD of the day which will provide a high profile advertising opportunity

With Christmas and programmes for the matches against Colchester United and Leyton Orient to prepare time is of the essence, so if your company would like an advertisement in this unique programme and DVD telephone the Yeovil Town Football Club Media Department on 01935 847873 for more details.

But please do it NOW.

PRESS ARRANGEMENTS FOR MANCHESTER UNITED GAME

Would members of the Press please note that the closure date for applications for accreditation for this match is Saturday 27th. December at 3.30pm

All applications through DataCo, must be made by the above date and no applications will be accepted after that under any circumstances.

Due to space restrictions a proportion of applications will be unable to have a desk/seat in the press box as we have only limited space.

Any press moved to overflow seats will however be within the signal of our WiFi system.

By the same token only a limited number of photographers will be accepted for accreditation. One side of the ground will have premium rate advertising boards on it which we will be unable to have photographers sitting in front of.

As a club we are doing everything we can to accommodate everybody that wishes to attend but we are not too hot on fitting quarts into a pint pots!!

But please be assured we are doing everything we can to make it a successful event.

The Yeovil Town Media Team

Match Report : 16/12/2014

Two late goals from the Glovers saw them progress to the FA Cup Third round to face Manchester United.

Goals from Simon Gillett and Kieffer Moore secured Towns win against Accrington Stanley at a wet and windy Huish Park.

Gary Johnson made one initial change to his starting eleven with Tom Eaves starting in the place of the cup tied Sam Hoskins.

Town were dealt a blow before a ball had been kicked when Jordan Clarke had to be replaced by Brendan Moloney after the Coventry City loanee picked up an injury in the warm up.

The Glovers, backed by the vocal crowd started well and almost opened the scoring on 12 minutes. A ball over the top by Twumasi was headed back towards his keeper by Aldred, but the big defender didn’t see keeper Rose stood right by him. With the centre-back sprinting back to clear the ball went just wide of the Accrington post.

Yeovil were on the front foot and pressing for the opening goal but could only really create half chances. The returning Tom Eaves chest controlled the ball well in the area, but fired is shot over the bar. Moments later captain Edwards’ volley looked goal bound until the ball deflected off Gillett and out for a goal kick.

With just over five minutes of the first half remaining it was Town who again came closest to opening the scoring. Nathan Smith’s throw in was well controlled by Gillett, who turned away from his marker to unleash a volley at goal. His effort had keeper Rose scrambling but the ball went narrowly wide of the target.

Town started the second half well with half chances falling to both Gillett and Arthurworrey, but their efforts failed to test Rose in the Accrington goal.

Just before the hour mark and with the referee waving away a foul on Gillett, the away side broke quickly down the right.

A cross was whipped in and found its way to Andy Proctor, but his powerful volley went just over the top of Steer’s crossbar.

Moments later and at the other end Arthurworrey’s header went just wide after Accrington failed to clear a Foley corner.

It was midfielder Foley who had Town’s next chance when he received a Twumasi cross at the back post, but his volley went over the Accrington bar.

On 69 minutes Town made their first sub with weekend goal scorer Kieffer Moore replaced James Hayter.

Accrington’s first chance of the second half fell to Seamus McCarten when his jinking run ended with the midfielders long range shot being tipped wide by Steer in the Glovers goal.

On 79 minutes Town had a major let off when McCarten’s 20-yard shot came back off the bar and striker Crooks somehow managed to head wide, when it looked easier to score.

With five minutes to play Town took the lead. A Twumasi cross was half cleared by the Accrington back line to Gillett. The midfielder chested the ball down and volleyed the ball home into the empty net.

Town doubled their lead with just under two minutes to play when sub Kieffer Moore headed home from inside the area.

PICK UP YOUR COPY OF GREEN&WHITE

Be sure to check out tonight’s edition of Green&White, which features a special 18-page section on striker James Hayter who recently reached the milestone of 700 career appearances.

Included in the special is an exclusive interview with Hayter himself who looks back at his memorable career and reveals what it means to reach the magic 700.

 

There’s also an interview with Sean O’Driscoll who managed Hayter for a large part of his career during spells at AFC Bournemouth and Doncaster Rovers.

Joe Edwards gives his insight on his friend and teammate and there’s also a detailed look at the three main clubs in Hayter’s career with all the stats included.

As well as that there’s all the usual programme content including a feature on the 250 players to represent Yeovil Town in the Football League and an interview with former Glover and current Accrington midfielder Anthony Barry.

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

PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V ACCRINGTON STANLEY

Yeovil Town are back in action this coming Tuesday night as Accrington Town make the long trip to Somerset for the FA Cup Second Round Replay.

It’s not three league points on offer this time, but arguably one of the most valuable prizes in English football; a chance to host Manchester United in the third round and all the financial benefits that will bring.

The victorious club will not only secure the prize money for second round progression but also the money awarded to the clubs for the live screening of the third round tie.

Added to that, the draw of Louis Van Gaal’s men should ensure a sell out crowd for whichever team goes through and so totting up the total financial value of this match would be difficult to do, but will certainly run into the hundreds of thousands.

It has only been ten days since the first ever meetings between these two sides and both have only had the one league game in between.

Yeovil, as we know put together arguably one of their best performances of the season, putting four goals past high flying Oldham without reply.

Defender Stephen Arthurworrey and Simon Gillett both got early goals before Sam Hoskins notched his first goal in a Yeovil shirt and Kieffer Moore rounded off an emphatic display with a goal on return from injury.

As for Stanley, they very nearly threw away a two goal lead away at Portsmouth, having been two goals to the good, within 15 minutes.

Pompey then pegged them back before half time and only a late Piero Mingoia goal saved the Red’s blushes to claim their three points.

Accrington will be hoping that long journeys to first Portsmouth, then Yeovil won’t have a negative effect on the side with over 15 hours of travelling time to factor in over the course of just a few days.

Tuesday’s fixture will require at least one change to the Glovers’ line up as Sam Hoskins will have to sit out due to being cup tied following his involvement with Barnet earlier in the campaign.

Ryan Inniss will also be missing; he sits out the final game of his three match ban.

This week, Accrington have extended the loan agreement of goalkeeper Jack Rose from West Brom, but have lost their assistant manager, Paul Stephenson who left the club by mutual consent.

As with the first tie, Stanley will have to replace two of their loan stars as John O’Sullivan and Sean Maguire remain cup tied.

Anthony Barry, the only former Glover in the Accrington squad was recalled to starting line up on Saturday and will be hoping to keep his place for the trip to his former employers.

With all that is at stake, for everyone at the club, Manager Gary Johnson has made no secret of his desire to see Huish Park full to the rafters for this fixture.

So, if you want to be part of the Glovers’ support on Tuesday you can by getting your tickets right now.

All tickets are at a set price with the most expensive admission being just £15 for adults.

You can buy yours in person at the Huish Park ticket office, call now and speak to a member of staff on 01935 847888 or use the online ticket purchase system HERE.

Please note, ticket sales have been very strong all week and so the number of people picking up tickets on the night might mean some larger than normal queues, so please ensure you leave plenty of time on match day itself.

If you do use the online ticket facility you can also purchase tickets for all the home matches through to Port Vale at home in April as well as half season tickets.

If you can’t make it, but want to stay in touch with the action you can listen live on Glovers Player and catch post match reaction on YouTube.

But it is worth noting that the highlights will only be available via the BBC Website.

So, the countdown is on to arguably one of the most important games of Yeovil’s recent history, the reward is huge and you can help Gary Johnson and his squad get there by supporting the team this Tuesday.

Huish Park is the destination, 7:45pm is the time and the prize is Wayne Rooney, Angel Di Maria and Robin Van Persie.

Motivation is ever it was needed to get behind the lads.

Accrington Stanley

Famous Fans: David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd, Jim Bowen and Stoage Hunters’ Jesse McClure.

A foot in both camps: Anthony Barry, Wes Fletcher, Rob Kiernan and Danny Schofield.

Did you know? Accrington Stanley were on the receiving end of the first penalty kick after the rule was introduced back in 1891. Wolverhampton scored the first ever spot kick.

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REPORT: OLDHAM ATHLETIC V YEOVIL TOWN

Gary Johnson’s Yeovil Town travelled north to take on son Lee’s Oldham Athletic and returned home with the three points after a 4-0 win.

Thee first half goals from Stephen Arthurworrey, Simon Gillett and Sam Hoskins and a late goal from substitute Kieffer Moore was enough to secure all three points for Johnson senior and his Town team.

Town made three changes to the starting eleven that drew with Accrington Stanley last week. Kevin Dawson missed out through injury and Ajay Leitch-Smith and James Berrett dropped to the bench.

Hoskins, Seth Twumasi and Gillett all returned to the starting line up.

In a quiet opening twenty minutes both sides struggled to get their foot on the ball and dictate play. Half chances fell to Daniel Philliskirk and Gillett, but both failed to test the keeper.

 

On 22 minutes the Glovers took the lead. Arthurworrey’s clever run to lose his marker was spotted by corner taker Sam Foley. The big defender powered his header towards goal, but saw his effort bounce back off the upright. Despite losing balance the Fulham loanee managed to slam the ball home leaving Paddy Kenny with no chance.

Town doubled their advantage just before the half-hour mark when the returning Gillett pounced on a defensive mix up between Kusunga and Kenny to have the easiest job in making it 2-0.

The Glovers made it 3-0 with five minutes of the first half remaining. Another defensive mistake from Kusunga saw Hoskins rob him of the ball and race clear to confidently side foot the ball past the on rushing Kenny.

At the half time interval the home side made two changes with Dominic Poleon and Carl Winchester coming on to replace Dieng and Kusunga.

With just one minute of the second half played the home side and their fans loud appeals for a handball in the area were waved away by referee Eltringham.

Oldham had keeper Kenny to thank for keeping to score line at 3-0 when he dived full stretch to tip a Foley curling effort wide of the post.

Loanee Tom Eaves came on after 68 minutes to replace Hayter, and it only took a couple of minutes before he could have opened his account for Town. His neat touch to loop the ball over Kenny saw him run on goal, but his shot went just wide of the far post.

It was that man Eaves again who had the next opportunity to add the score line. The big striker beat the Oldham offside trap and with only Kenny to beat he fired his shot over the bar.

The home side went close late on when Brian Wilson’s volley skipped off the wet surface and narrowly wide of Steer’s upright.

With the fourth official signalling three minutes of added time, Town made it 4-0 when substitute Kieffer Moore raced clear and score to cement all three points for Town.

Match Report : 13/12/2014

Gary Johnson’s Yeovil Town travelled north to take on son Lee’s Oldham Athletic and returned home with the three points after a 4-0 win.

Thee first half goals from Stephen Arthurworrey, Simon Gillett and Sam Hoskins and a late goal from substitute Kieffer Moore was enough to secure all three points for Johnson senior and his Town team.

Town made three changes to the starting eleven that drew with Accrington Stanley last week. Kevin Dawson missed out through injury and Ajay Leitch-Smith and James Berrett dropped to the bench.

Hoskins, Seth Twumasi and Gillett all returned to the starting line up.

In a quiet opening twenty minutes both sides struggled to get their foot on the ball and dictate play. Half chances fell to Daniel Philliskirk and Gillett, but both failed to test the keeper.

 

On 22 minutes the Glovers took the lead. Arthurworrey’s clever run to lose his marker was spotted by corner taker Sam Foley. The big defender powered his header towards goal, but saw his effort bounce back off the upright. Despite losing balance the Fulham loanee managed to slam the ball home leaving Paddy Kenny with no chance.

Town doubled their advantage just before the half-hour mark when the returning Gillett pounced on a defensive mix up between Kusunga and Kenny to have the easiest job in making it 2-0.

The Glovers made it 3-0 with five minutes of the first half remaining. Another defensive mistake from Kusunga saw Hoskins rob him of the ball and race clear to confidently side foot the ball past the on rushing Kenny.

At the half time interval the home side made two changes with Dominic Poleon and Carl Winchester coming on to replace Dieng and Kusunga.

With just one minute of the second half played the home side and their fans loud appeals for a handball in the area were waved away by referee Eltringham.

Oldham had keeper Kenny to thank for keeping to score line at 3-0 when he dived full stretch to tip a Foley curling effort wide of the post.

Loanee Tom Eaves came on after 68 minutes to replace Hayter, and it only took a couple of minutes before he could have opened his account for Town. His neat touch to loop the ball over Kenny saw him run on goal, but his shot went just wide of the far post.

It was that man Eaves again who had the next opportunity to add the score line. The big striker beat the Oldham offside trap and with only Kenny to beat he fired his shot over the bar.

The home side went close late on when Brian Wilson’s volley skipped off the wet surface and narrowly wide of Steer’s upright.

With the fourth official signalling three minutes of added time, Town made it 4-0 when substitute Kieffer Moore raced clear and score to cement all three points for Town.

PREVIEW: OLDHAM ATHLETIC V YEOVIL TOWN


Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League One action this coming Saturday as the hopes and dreams of the FA Cup take a back burner in the search for three precious league points
.

At this time of year, there is nothing better than spending time with family and that is no more prevalent than in the Johnson household.

So, with busy football schedules potentially keeping Gary from spending more time with his son, Lee, it was nice of the Football League fixtures computer to put this match up together at this time.

Father and son will collide as opposition managers at Boundary Park this coming Saturday.

The Glovers will be looking to build some momentum going into Tuesday’s FA Cup replay while the Latics will be trying to cement their place as a top team in this division, the Lancashire side currently sit just inside the play off positions and will want to stay there.

Last time out, Oldham crashed out of the FA Cup at the hands of League One Doncaster Rovers, losing 1-0.

However, during November the Latics lost just once, a 1-0 defeat to high flying Bristol City right back on the first of the month.

Impressive draws against Crawley and Sheffield United have been backed up wins over Rochdale (league) and Leyton Orient (FA Cup).

They did taste defeat in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, but Preston were forced to take the game to penalty kicks to get through to the regional semi finals.

As for the Yeovil form, it doesn’t make for the best reading. A less than encouraging performance against Accrington took the FA Cup second round tie to a replay and the league results have been hit and miss.

Losing 2-0 at home to Preston was preceded by a more than impressive victory away at Notts County.

It’s been a steady run of following wins with losses and vice versa; beating Crawley in early November was followed by a loss at home to Fleetwood.

In terms of team news, Gary Johnson will be without Ryan Inniss who serves the second of his three match ban following a red card against PNE.

The FA Cup replay vs Accrington will be his third and final match and will be available for selection after that.

The first tie saw Joel Grant, Kieffer Moore and Liam Davis all missing through injury while Sam Hoskins sat out due to being cup tied.

Hoskins is back in contention, however the injuries will continue to be monitored – rushing players back before a busy period won’t be top of the gaffer’s to-do list.

For Oldham, they have two relatively new acquisitions in Paddy Kenny and Tom Youngs, both on short term deals from Bolton Wanderers.

Of course, Yeovil have their own Bolton loanee, Tom Eaves was forced to miss the FA Cup tie with a slight injury, but it’s hoped he’ll be back to take on Kenny and Youngs in League action.

Oldham and Yeovil share a rich recent history, but we’ve only seen Johnson v Johnson once before, back in the 2012/13 season.

With Lee’s Oldham struggling to get out of the drop zone and Gary’s Yeovil pushing for promotion, it was Johnson Jnr’s side that came out on top.

Matt Smith scored the only goal of the game that day.

Earlier that season, Gavin Williams’ wonder goal was the catalyst for an emphatic 4-1 Yeovil win over an Oldham side led by Paul Dickov.

In fact, that single victory was the first Oldham win in this fixture in the last ten meetings.

Andy Williams, Ed Upson, Andy Welsh and Paul Warne have all been scorers of vital goals in Yeovil wins.

You have to go right back to 2008 before you’ll find another Oldham win in this head to head. A 3-0 win at Huish Park included a Lee Peltier own goal.

This coming Saturday, Yeovil will be hoping for the form book to continue in their favour, three points could see Yeovil leap outside of the bottom four and build momentum going into a big week of action.

Tickets for the Oldham fixture are available right now from the Yeovil Town ticket office and on the day.

Please note, the ticket office is working its way through large amounts of calls and orders at the moment so we ask for your patience when trying to get through.

Any supporters calling to purchase home tickets (excluding the Accrington replay) or Half Season tickets can do so by clicking HERE and using the online ticket purchase facility.

Please see Wednesday’s news item HERE for details on the ticket office opening times over the coming days.

If you’re not making the journey to Lancashire, you can listen to the fixture on Glovers Player and the club’s official YouTube channel will carry highlights from Sunday.

Yeovil are embarking on a huge week of the season and it starts this Saturday with a vital three points on the line as well as Johnson bragging rights over the family Christmas dinner.

Oldham

Famous Fans: Take That’s Mark Owen and Professor Brian Cox.

A Foot in Both Camps: Kevin Betsy, Craig Davies, James Dayton, Tom Eaves, Jon Grounds, Ritchie Jones, Matt Lanzoni, Adam Lockwood, Keanu Marsh Brown, Steve Mildenhall, Reuben Reid, Paul Warne and of course… Lee Johnson.

Did you know: Winston Churchill began his political career in Oldham.

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POTENTIAL THIRD ROUND TIE SELECTED FOR TV COVERAGE


Should Yeovil Town beat Accrington Stanley on Tuesday the third round tie against Manchester United will be shown on TV.

 

The match will be shown on BT Sport, kicking off at 3.30pm on Sunday 4th January.

The confirmed live televised ties are as follows:

 

· Dover Athletic v Crystal Palace – Sunday 4 January 2015 at 1.00pm – BT Sport

· Accrington Stanley or Yeovil Town v Manchester United – Sunday  4 January 2015 at 3.30pm – BT Sport

· Arsenal v Hull City – Sunday  4 January 2015 at 5.30pm – BBC1

· AFC Wimbledon v Liverpool – Monday  5 January 2015 at  7.55pm – BBC1

· Everton v West Ham United – Tuesday 6 January 2015 at 7.45pm – BT Sport

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OLD FAVOURITE ON FLYING VISIT

Former Yeovil Town favourite Bartos Tarachulski popped into Huish Park for a flying visit this morning.

After an emotional re-union with Head of Media Adrian Hopper and colleague James Healey, the big Polish striker then met up with manager Gary Johnson and former team mates Darren Way and Terry Skiverton before watching the current squad work out in preparation for Saturday’s away match at Oldham.

Bartos is still playing the occasional game for his team MKP Pogoń Siedlce Football club where he is assistant manager after spells in Greek football and of course Dunfirmline in Scotland.

Bartos will be flying back to Poland this evening and hoping for a smoother trip following a 15 hour trip over due to fog in Warsaw.

TICKET OFFICE OPENING HOURS

The Yeovil Town Ticket Office will be opening as follows for the next five days:

Thursday 11th. December-09.00 – 19.00
Friday 12th. December-09.00 – 17.00
Saturday 13th. December-10.00 – 14.00
Sunday 14th. December-10.00 – 14.00
Monday 15th. December-09.00 – 17.00

Would supporters please note that on Saturday and Sunday there will be a skeleton staff on duty so a personal visit is recommended rather than a telephone call.

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MATCH OFFICIAL APPOINTMENT V OLDHAM ATHLETIC


Referee Peter Bankes will be the man in charge of this weekend’s clash with Oldham Athletic.

The fixture will be the first time Mr Bankes has taken charge of a Yeovil Town fixture after having joined the Football League Referees list at the start of this season.

So far this season Bankes has taken charge of 12 games and has issued a total of 43 yellow cards and three red cards.

He will be ably assisted by Paul Cook and Ricky Wootton with Gary Hilton acting as fourth official.

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ACCRINGTON STANLEY TICKETS ON GENERAL SALE


Tickets for Yeovil Town’s FA Cup replay against Accrington Stanley on Tuesday 16th December are now on sale from Huish Park.

Tickets are priced as follows: Adults: £15 – Over 65’s and under 21’s: £10 and Under 16’s: £5.

As always season ticket holders will have their seat or space on the terrace reserved until 5pm on Thursday 11th December when seats will be released for general sale.

Fans without season tickets can purchase tickets (which contain a token to be retained) for the clash from 10am tomorrow (10th December) by calling the ticket office on 01935 847888 or by visiting the Huish Park ticket office.

Fans purchasing tickets for the Accrington Stanley and Colchester United matches to collect the two tokens are advised that the ticket token must match the price bracket ticket they wish to purchase should Town reach the third round. These will be marked on each token.

For more ticket details should Town progress can be found here.

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BRISTOL CITY TICKETS NOW ON GENERAL SALE

Tickets for Town’s trip to Bristol City on Boxing Day are now on general sale.

The Glovers make the short trip along the A37 for the closest game of the season for fans with a 3.00pm kick off.

The restriction on number of tickets purchased will be lifted tomorrow (Friday 5th December).

Ticket prices are as follows:

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 by calling 01935 847888 or by visiting the ticket office at Huish Park.

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.

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.

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.

THERE ARE ALWAYS POSITIVES

Well, where do I start this week?

I don’t know about you, but I still cannot feel my feet! It was a freezing day up north and it was such a shame we couldn’t put on a decent performance after that long trip. However, we are still in the FA Cup and if we win our replay we will enjoy a visit from a club you may have heard of…Manchester United!

Just the draw I had wanted and had tweeted moments earlier. Is it fate? I hope so. I am already nervous for the replay…what an opportunity we have to make history at Huish Park.  

I must say regarding our performance that Jordan Clarke is on fire, Sam Foley was brilliant and Jed Steer kept us in it.

There are always positives even after a disappointing performance and I am always here to find them and I am sure all the lads will up their game for a potential meeting with the big boys.

 

It really was not a great weekend for me as Chelsea finally lost their unbeaten start to the season which means my bet is over, I really thought I may have been in with a chance but going unbeaten all season really was a tall order.

I managed to catch some of the match in the pub in Accrington (the glamorous life of a football fan) and I thought Newcastle were fantastic. Their defending was second to none; it reminded me of how well we defended in that second half against Brentford at Wembley.

We were not going to concede and neither were they! Their turn around is remarkable and Papiss Cisse looks to be back to his best.

I always liked him and was surprised when he faded away; his impact off the bench was better than any Newcastle fan could have imagined I am sure. As for Arsenal, what a poor weekend for them! Their defending was atrocious against Stoke and despite a late comeback the Potters managed to hold on. I was pleased because they deserved their victory and the Gooners have a lot of work to do if they are to make the top four.

West Ham have also continued their good run, they now sit third in the table which is quite remarkable. They are just six points behind Manchester City after a convincing 3–1 win against Swansea.

The Hammers even went behind but Andy Carroll scored his first goals since March and helped his side to victory. This year’s Premier League is looking one of the best yet, I just love that the top 10 are not what we would have expected at the start of the season.

 

Our potential FA Cup opponents Manchester United also ground out another good result against Southampton last night and now sit third in the Premier League, not bad after their worst start since Ferguson first took over. They may not have played very well but they are now grinding out results and that is what champions do. Don’t write them off just yet.

 

As for us, we have an extremely tough but exciting game on Saturday. Our own Lee Johnson will once again be in the dugout next to his former captain and his dad.

We may have lost at Boundary Park in 2013, but it is time for Lee to realise that Papa knows best.

I love how well he is doing this year, but for one game only I would like him to slip up. Despite the fact it will be an interesting game for everyone with father vs son, we seriously do need to pick up three points. We have been better on our travels and we need that to continue and to finally kick start our survival campaign.

ACHIEVE BY UNITY, never has there been truer words spoken, so let’s get behind the boys and enjoy a successful away day. That was hard for me to even think about Saturday as Tuesday has just become so huge.

We need to get results in both games and #PACKTHEPARK for our replay against Accrington Stanley, we all know Di Maria and Van Persie have always wanted to come to Huish Park, let’s not crush their dream! Be loud, proud and cheer the boys on to an amazing third round tie! I hope next week I will be writing this with extreme pride that we got the job done.

Until next week.

Shez

TICKET DETAILS FOR ACCRINGTON STANLEY AND POSSIBLE FA CUP THIRD ROUND

Tickets for Yeovil Town’s FA Cup replay against Accrington Stanley on Tuesday 16th December are now on sale from Huish Park.

Tickets are priced as follows: Adults: £15 – Over 65’s and under 21’s: £10 and Under 16’s: £5.

As always season ticket holders will have their seat or space on the terrace reserved until 5pm on Thursday 11th December when seats will be released for general sale.

Fans without season tickets can purchase tickets (which contains a token to be retained) for the clash from 10am tomorrow (10th December) by calling the ticket office on 01935 847888 or by visiting the Huish Park ticket office.


IF Town progress to the third round, tickets for the Manchester United match will go on sale to Season Ticket and Half Season Ticket Holders (one per person) on Wednesday 17th December at 9.30am.

Season Ticket holders will have until 21st December 2014 to claim their seat.

Holders of ticket tokens for BOTH Accrington Stanley and Colchester United will be able to purchase a ticket (subject to availability) for the third round match from Monday 22nd December until Wednesday 24th December at midday.

Holders of just one token from either the Accrington Stanley and Colchester United match will be able to purchase a ticket from Saturday 27th December until Tuesday 30th December. After these dates tickets will be available on general sale.

Fans purchasing tickets for the Accrington Stanley and Colchester United matches to collect the two tokens are advised that the ticket token must match the price bracket ticket they wish to purchase should Town reach the third round. These will be marked on each token.

 

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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.

TOWN OR ACCRINGTON STANLEY DRAW MANCHESTER UNITED IN THIRD ROUND


Town Or Accrington Stanley have been drawn home to Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup.

The draw was made this evening by Alan Shearer and local Humberside grassroots volunteer Paul Adamson at The Deep aquarium, Hull.

Should Town overcome Accrington in the replay, the third round tie will be played over the weekend of 2nd, 3rd and 4th January 2015.

Manager Gary Johnson said: "The significance of the second round result at Accrington Styanley on Saturday is now massive.

"To play against Manchester United is huge and I feel sure we will be able to fill our stadium against Accrington in the replay in anticipation of the big tie in the third round.

"The Accrington game could almost be treated as a semi-final of the FA Cup. It will be a proper FA cup tie because of prize at stake for both teams." 

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PRESTON NORTH END FIXTURE TO BE REARRANGED


Town’s League One fixture away Preston North End on 3rd January 2015 has been postponed.

The postponement comes after Preston’s win over Shrewsbury Town in the second round on Saturday.

If Town progress through to the third round then the fixture will be played that weekend.

A new date for the rearranged fixture will be announced on ytfc.net as soon as possible.

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FA CUP THIRD ROUND DRAW LIVE ON BBC2 TONIGHT

The Glovers have been allocated ball number 51 in tonight’s FA Cup third round draw.

The draw will be made tonight (Monday 8th December) live on BBC2 at 7pm.

Town will find out who they could face in the third round, but first have to overcome Accrington Stanley in a replay after Saturday’s 1-1 draw.

The full list of third round draw numbers is as follows:

1. AFC Bournemouth

2. Arsenal

3. Aston Villa

4. Birmingham City

5. Blackburn Rovers

6. Blackpool

7. Bolton Wanderers

8. Brentford

9. Brighton & Hove Albion

10. Burnley

11. Cardiff City

12. Charlton Athletic

13. Chelsea

14. Crystal Palace

15. Derby County

16. Everton

17. Fulham

18. Huddersfield Town

19. Hull City

20. Ipswich Town

21. Leeds United

22. Leicester City

23. Liverpool

24. Manchester City

25. Manchester United

26. Middlesbrough

27. Millwall

28. Newcastle United

29. Norwich City

30. Nottingham Forest

31. Queens Park Rangers

32. Reading

33. Rotherham United

34. Sheffield Wednesday

35. Southampton

36. Stoke City

37. Sunderland

38. Swansea City

39. Tottenham Hotspur

40. Watford

41. West Bromwich Albion

42. West Ham United

43. Wigan Athletic

44. Wolverhampton Wanderers

45. Oxford United or Tranmere Rovers

46. Bury or Luton Town

47. Wrexham

48. Scunthorpe United or Worcester City

49. Colchester United

50. AFC Wimbledon

51. Accrington Stanley or Yeovil Town

52. Blyth Spartans

53. Chesterfield

54. Southport

55. Gateshead

56. Doncaster Rovers

57. Preston North End

58. Barnsley or Chester

59. Bradford City

60. Sheffield United

61. Dover Athletic

62. Cambridge United or Mansfield Town

63. Bristol City

64. Aldershot Town or Rochdale

The third round fixtures will be played over the weekend of Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th January 2015.

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REPORT: ACCRINGTON STANLEY V YEOVIL TOWN


Town made the 522 mile round trip to face Accrington Stanley in the second round of the FA Cup and will have to replay the tie after a 1-1 draw.

Manager Gary Johnson made four changes from last weekend’s game against Preston North End.

Ben Nugent, Ajay Leitch-Smith, James Hayter and Jed Steer all started in place of Artur Krysiak, Ben Eaves, Liam Davis and the suspended Ryan Inniss.

Yeovil opened the scoring after 30 minutes when Jordan Clarke swept home a Sam Foley free kick.

Stanley equalised midway through the second half when defender Tom Aldred scored from inside the area.

The home side started the brighter of the two teams with Town having to defend their area well in the first ten minutes.

Town should have found themselves a goal down after 12 minutes when Stanley striker Crooks latched onto McCartan’s flick to race clear of the Yeovil back line. The tall striker only had Steer to beat, but somehow put his effort wide of the target.

The Glovers first chance fell to the returning Leith-Smith. The former Crewe man was found well by Foley, but his shot was deflected wide of the target.

A little against the run of play Town took the lead. A surging run on the left wing by Edwards was cut short when Procter fouled him.

Foley swung the free kick in with his left foot to find Clarke, who made no mistake in sweeping home to score his third goal since joining the club on loan from Coventry City.

With just under five minutes of the second half the home side had two great chances to open their account but Town had both Arthurworrey and Steer to thank for keeping the lead intact.

Ten minutes into the second half the home side felt they should have had a penalty when it appeared Nugent fouled an Accrington player in the box. Referee Stockbridge waved the claims away and signalled a corner.

The home side deservedly drew level just after the hour mark when a neat pass in the Town area was met by defender Aldred, whose finish was more like a seasoned striker than a big centre back.

With 84 minutes in the clock Town had a huge let off when Stanley’s McCartan headed against the post when he had the goal at his mercy.

In the dying minutes Arthurworrey was denied by a good save from Rose in the Stanley goal.

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Match Report : 06/12/2014


Town made the 522 mile round trip to face Accrington Stanley in the second round of the FA Cup and will have to replay the tie after a 1-1 draw.

Manager Gary Johnson made four changes from last weekend’s game against Preston North End.

Ben Nugent, Ajay Leitch-Smith, James Hayter and Jed Steer all started in place of Artur Krysiak, Ben Eaves, Liam Davis and the suspended Ryan Inniss.

Yeovil opened the scoring after 30 minutes when Jordan Clarke swept home a Sam Foley free kick.

Stanley equalised midway through the second half when defender Tom Aldred scored from inside the area.

The home side started the brighter of the two teams with Town having to defend their area well in the first ten minutes.

Town should have found themselves a goal down after 12 minutes when Stanley striker Crooks latched onto McCartan’s flick to race clear of the Yeovil back line. The tall striker only had Steer to beat, but somehow put his effort wide of the target.

The Glovers first chance fell to the returning Leith-Smith. The former Crewe man was found well by Foley, but his shot was deflected wide of the target.

A little against the run of play Town took the lead. A surging run on the left wing by Edwards was cut short when Procter fouled him.

Foley swung the free kick in with his left foot to find Clarke, who made no mistake in sweeping home to score his third goal since joining the club on loan from Coventry City.

With just under five minutes of the second half the home side had two great chances to open their account but Town had both Arthurworrey and Steer to thank for keeping the lead intact.

Ten minutes into the second half the home side felt they should have had a penalty when it appeared Nugent fouled an Accrington player in the box. Referee Stockbridge waved the claims away and signalled a corner.

The home side deservedly drew level just after the hour mark when a neat pass in the Town area was met by defender Aldred, whose finish was more like a seasoned striker than a big centre back.

With 84 minutes in the clock Town had a huge let off when Stanley’s McCartan headed against the post when he had the goal at his mercy.

In the dying minutes Arthurworrey was denied by a good save from Rose in the Stanley goal.

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JAMES HAYTER MAKES 700TH CAREER APPEARANCE

James Hayter made his 700th senior professional appearance in league and cup football after starting in today’s tie with Accrington Stanley.

James started his professional career at AFC Bournemouth where he made 407 appearances for the South coast side, including substitute appearances, scoring 107 goals.

 

In 2007 James moved to Doncaster Rovers for a reported fee of £200,000 where he chalked up another 179 outings including substitute appearances,  scoring 39 goals.

In 2012 James signed for Yeovil Town and to date has made 89 starts for The Glovers with 24 substitute appearances scoring 26 goals.

Probably James’ biggest claim to fame was when, on 24th February 2004, he came on as a sub in the 84th minute against Wrexham and scored a hat trick in 2 minutes 20 seconds, the quickest ever in the Football League as AFC Bournemouth went on to record a 6-0 victory.

Watch out for the programme at the next Yeovil Town home match which will include a 16 page section  featuring everything you need to know to be an authority on the Glovers’ number nine including photographic memories of his career so far.

Everybody at Yeovil Town congratulates James on this magnificent achievement and look forward to James going on to beat Peter Shilton’s record of 1005 matches.

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PREVIEW: ACCRINGTON STANLEY V YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town are back in action this tomorrow but the Glovers are swapping SkyBet League One for the FA Cup and a Second Round tie away at Accrington Stanley.

 

Saturday’s fixture will mark the first ever meeting of the two sides as Somerset’s finest travel to Lancashire with a place in the Third Round at stake.

As we know, the third round is where the Championship and Premier League sides come into the competition and with the dream of a trip to some of the country’s top teams on the line this will be a fascinating fixture.

Accrington Stanley (who are they… exactly) are currently sat right in the middle of League Two. They lie in 13th place with 26 points from their 19 games.

However, Yeovil are just 15 places above their opponents having stumbled and stuttered their way through the first third of the season.

 

With the pressure of league points taken out of the equation for this fixture Gary Johnson will hope for a relaxed and positive performance from his side.

 

The team news is reasonably straight forward, as with the first round – all the Glovers loanees are available for selection, however with Ryan Inniss being sent off last weekend, he will miss out through suspension.

In better news, Ben Nugent from his ban this weekend and will more than likely return to the side.

Elsewhere, Jed Steer missed the loss to Preston North End through illness, it is hoped he’ll be available for this game following his recovery.

 

Liam Davis and Kieffer Moore remain significant absentees but both are working towards a return to first team action sooner rather than later.

 

New Glovers signing, Alex Smith could also be part of a match squad for the first time, he scored in a midweek friendly with Exeter, staking his claim for a place as well as adding some match fitness.

If omens are your thing, Accrington lost last week, at home, to a side from the south west. Their enthralling match vs Exeter last week ended in a 3-2 win for the Grecians.

Accrington progressed through to this round after a replay in round one. They gained a creditable draw away at Notts County for beating them in the return leg at the Crown Ground.

As we know, Yeovil got this far with a 1-0 win against Crawley Town. On loan striker Jordy Hiuwla netting his only goal in a green and white shirt before returning to parent club, Manchester City.

It’s about now we’d look at the previous meetings and the fixture’s head to head, but this is the first meeting between the two sides.

Instead, we’ll mention that tickets for the fixture are available right up until kick off and adults are priced at just £15.

If you aren’t making the trip – Glovers Player will have the match commentary and the BBC website will have highlights of this and every FA Cup tie on Sunday. Due to broadcast rules, the YTFC YouTube channel will only be able to show the post match interviews.

 

Don’t forget, with Christmas fast approaching, nothing quite says ‘Merry Christmas’ quite like a ticket to Huish Park for one of the festive fixtures. All the details can be found using the ticket purchasing facility found by clicking… HERE. http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=YEOVILGENERAL&organ_val=37548&schedule=list

Famous Fans:

David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd, Jim Bowen and Stoage Hunters’ Jesse McClure.

A foot in both camps:

Anthony Barry, Wes Fletcher, Rob Kiernan and Danny Schofield.

Did you know?

Accrington Stanley were on the receiving end of the first penalty kick after the rule was introduced back in 1891. Wolverhampton scored the first ever spot kick.

 

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BRISTOL CITY TICKETS NOW ON GENERAL SALE

Tickets for Town’s trip to Bristol City on Boxing Day are now on general sale.

The Glovers make the short trip along the A37 for the closest game of the season for fans with a 3.00pm kick off.

The restriction on number of tickets purchased will be lifted tomorrow (Friday 5th December).

Ticket prices are as follows:

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 by calling 01935 847888 or by visiting the ticket office at Huish Park.

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.

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.

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.

TOWN DEFEAT EXETER CITY IN FRIENDLY

A Yeovil Town XI beat a Exeter City XI 5-2 this afternoon in a behind closed doors friendly at Huish Park.

First half goals from Simon Gillett, Sam Hoskins and James Hayter saw the Glovers go into the half time break 3-1 to the good.

Hoskins got his second of the game early in the second half before new signing Alex Smith scored with the last kick of the game.

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YTFC GET PEDALLING PRESENT CHEQUES WORTH A TOTAL OF £51,000


At last Saturday’s match versus Preston North End the YTFC Get Pedalling team presented three charities with their cheques.

The Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust, Prostate Cancer UK and St Margaret’s Hospice each received the fantastic amount of £17,000 as a result of the efforts of all 64 successful riders last year.

The £51,000 amount raised by the riders dwarfs the original ride target of £30,000. Next year over 100 riders will be cycling from Paris to Huish Park in aid of Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust, Cyclists Fighting Cancer and Cystic Fibrosis.

To find out more about the ride please click here.

BBC CALLS FOR FANS TO #GETCARRIEDAWAY WITH THE FA CUP


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

Fans are requested to upload pictures and videos to social media, chronicling their journeys to and from matches, using the hashtag #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 on and off the pitch, or recreating some of the action on a local park pitch.

The second round tie between North-East rivals Hartlepool United and Blyth Spartans will be live on BBC Two and at bbc.co.uk/sport. Dan Walker will host Match of the Day Live from Hartlepool’s Victoria Park from 7:30pm.

As part of the BBC’s weekend of 2nd round coverage, Football Focus will come live from Wrexham on Saturday before the Conference Premier side’s home tie against Maidstone United.

Other programmes to look out for include Jason Mohammad presenting an FA Cup edition of Final Score on BBC One from 1:45pm on Sunday as 10 second-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 6:00pm.

You will be able to follow every draw in a regular Monday evening slot (7:00pm) on BBC Two, BBC Radio 5 live and via the BBC Sport website – continuing with the third-round draw on 8 December.

 

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MATCH OFFICIAL APPOINTMENT V ACCRINGTON STANLEY

Sebastian Stockbridge will be the man to take charge of this weekend’s FA Cup second round tie with Accrington Stanley.

The fixture will be the first meeting between the two clubs and also the first time Mr Stockbridge has taken charge of a Yeovil Town fixture.

So far this season Stockbridge has taken charge of 13 games and has issued a total of 46 yellow cards and no red cards.

He will be assisted by Ryan Johnson and Ross Joyce with Tony Peart acting as fourth official.

BRITISH & GERMAN ARMY TEAMS COMPETE IN COMMEMORATION OF CHRISTMAS TRUCE

In honour of the 1914 Christmas Truce and the game of football that is reputed to have taken place in no-man’s- land, the British Army’s Football Team will again take on their German counterparts in a commemorative match called ‘The Game of Truce’; kick-off at 7:30pm Wednesday 17th December.

In a collaborative venture between the Football Association, the Army and Aldershot Town Football Club the game will fittingly take place in Aldershot Town FC’s ES Stadium in the very heart of the ‘Home of the British Army’ – Aldershot. 

The match will be the culmination of the FA’s ‘Football Remembers ’ in which players, staff and fans have been encouraged to pay their respects and commemorate those who swapped football boots for Army boots 100 years ago.

It is expected to be an extremely competitive game between two evenly matched military teams. High profile guests will include FA Chairman Greg Dyke, Head of the Army General Sir Nicholas Carter and a number of footballs personalities past and present. 

Tickets for the game are priced at £3.00 for adults and £1.00 for U18s and Concessions  which are available through Aldershot Town Football Club.  All proceeds from the match will be donated to the Royal British Legion and the German Military’s equivalent charity. Pay turnstiles will also be open on the evening.

The Game of Truce is the only joint Army – FA commemoration planned for the First World War centenary. It honours the spirit of the 1914 Christmas Truce using the international language of football and is a fitting commemoration to the men on both sides who spent Christmas 1914 in the trenches.  

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THE ‘GAME OF TRUCE’ BACKGROUND

By December 1914 a continuous line of trenches stretched over 750km from the Belgian coast to the Swiss border. This was the Western Front over which a struggle of unprecedented brutality would rage for the next four years. The opening battles in a war of movement which had marked the start of the conflict just four months earlier had gone. The dreadful battles of attrition by which this first ‘total war’ would later be characterised had yet to start. 

The winter of 1914-15 was a harsh one. ‘Earth stood as hard as iron, water like a stone’ were particularly apt lines when the ability to dig into the former and drink the latter was essential for mere survival. There was a common aim and shared struggle to survive these woeful conditions by friend and foe alike. Culturally too, men of opposing sides shared more in common with each other than we might realise. It was not uncommon for a Saxon soldier in the German lines to have worked as a barber in the East End of London or for a British soldier to have sung carols around a fir tree decked with lights, a tradition introduced by Queen Victoria’s late husband Prince Albert.

So it was no real surprise when on Christmas Eve 1914 those same carols started to drift across no-man’s land. The tune was the same. The words and their meaning was the same. Only the language was different. As a population far more religiously minded than our own, the Christian message of peace and harmony chimed loudly amongst those manning that seemingly god-forsaken stretch of blasted earth. So the next day the famous Christmas Truce came to pass. Men met in no-man’s land. They shook hands. They swopped cigarettes and cigars, schnapps and whiskey, stories and jokes. They showed each other pictures of their wives, sweethearts and children and they took photographs of one another.

So what part did football play in all of this? There can be no doubt that many of the men who met that day would have shared a common and passionate interest in the game. Attendances at pre-war matches were huge and avid discussions about teams and players took place. One officer in a Highland Regiment found himself deep in conversation with a German Sergeant who had toured Britain in 1913 with the Leipzig team which beat Glasgow Celtic 1-0. Out of the line, fiercely competitive matches took place between platoons, companies and battalions. Sadly, despite extensive, detailed research there is no unequivocal evidence to prove that what we might regard as a ’match’ took place that day between the opposing sides. What there is can at best be regarded as hearsay.

However, there is no doubt that there was a clear intent by both sides to play a game of football against one another. A number of contemporary written accounts clearly confirm this. Sadly, as we now know, the realities of the conflict meant that any prospect of playing football was quickly extinguished by the resumption of hostilities.

To mark that truly unique and significant occasion and to honour the memory of those on both sides who made the ultimate sacrifice, there can be no better way to fulfil that clear intent than to play a special game of football. To that end on 17th December 2014 the Army Football Association XI will play a German Armed Forces XI at Aldershot in the 100th Anniversary ‘Game of Truce’

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.

SOCIAL MEDIA IS BRILLIANT BUT ALSO VERY DANGEROUS

Hi everyone.

I really wish I was writing this fresh from gaining another three points but unfortunately Saturday did not quite go to plan. It was a strange game and I think the red card really affected us. I find it hard to take when a big decision like that affects a competitive match and I thought we at least deserved a point from the game. However, we are still in the bottom four and have to get over the disappointment and move on.

I thought Tom Eaves really impressed on his debut and I am sure he will score goals for us. I loved his movement and commitment to the team; he did not give up and ran his heart out, good things to come from him I’m sure.

In other football news, Mario Balotelli has been in the headlines once again and for all the wrong reasons. He is to be investigated by the FA following a post on social media.

He denies any racist or anti semitic references were intended but I find it so frustrating how a clearly talented footballer has made a move back to England but been in the news for everything but good performances on the pitch. Social media is brilliant but also very dangerous.

When you are in the public eye, you are always being watched so hopefully he has learnt his lesson. I am sure Liverpool fans would prefer posts from him about the matches he is playing rather than anything else.

I love reading the Yeovil players tweets after a match; it brings the fans and the players together.

Also this week, can you believe Jimmy Bullard was the first celebrity to be voted out of the jungle? I have loved this year’s “I’m a Celebrity”, and the former footballer has been the most entertaining of the lot! Maybe not everyone enjoyed his constant “banter.”

If you saw Joe Edwards tweet after the show, he is going to get on at Gary to sign him up now he is out. How brilliant would that be? The question is: could our boys handle the banter?

As for results on the pitch, in the Premier League all the top teams got positive results. Arsenal sealed a hard fought win against West Bromwich Albion thanks to Danny Welbeck’s header.

I am so pleased he is doing well for the Gunners, but some fans were protesting against Wenger. Arsenal have had a disappointing start, but is the grass always greener?

I just don’t know who could replace him at the helm and get them winning the Premier League.

Manchester United also look to be back on track after a 3 – 0 win against Hull City. A clean sheet is huge for them and the fact that the win was convincing and at home, following their first away win at Arsenal, will give United fans a lot of belief – don’t write them off just yet.

The stand out result of the weekend for me though was Brentford’s 4 – 0 thumping of Wolves. Wolves have fallen away having lost the last four matches, whilst Brentford have won the last five. They now sit 3rd in the table – quite unbelievable.

Goal of the week

This may not be a goal scored this week, but with all the outrage of Mr Bullard being voted out of the jungle, I thought we could remind ourselves of his great career. This goal is a beauty against Arsenal and who could forget his celebration against Manchester City after Phil Brown sat them all down on the pitch at half time? Football at its best!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqLGnQJN1Sg

As for Yeovil Town, we can once again forget the fact that we are in the bottom four of League One as we head to Accrington in the cup. I can’t wait to visit a new ground and create a fantastic cup match atmosphere.

A win would put us in the third round and potentially get us a draw against one of the big boys – what a blog I could write then! See you at Accrington and always keep believing!

Shez

LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN WATCH PLAYERS TRAIN

After this morning’s training session at Bucklers Mead, school children from the local area enjoyed some coaching from the Yeovil Town squad.

Part of the Sport Leaders programme sees pupils from Bucklers Mead take football sessions with local schools and today Town players helped them with their coaching.

The children from the local schools enjoyed watching the team train, before taking part in penalties and various skill drills.

POPPY SHIRTS RAISE JUST UNDER £2,000 FOR CHARITY

The shirts worn by the Town players in our fixture with Fleetwood Town were recently auctioned with all proceeds donated to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

The Club are pleased to announce that the shirts raised just under £2,000!

Roger Duddridge, County Chairman of Somerset County and Bristol Royal British Legion said: "I can’t thank Yeovil Town Football Club enough for helping to raise money for the Service and ex-service community and their dependents. The total raised is magnificent.

"To me it is wonderful that the management and the fans that kept me awake for many hours taking the bids and the generosity of everyone is outstanding. On top of all that the cadets made a bucket collection as well for the Poppy appeal which is outstanding.

The management, the players and the fans that have supported this auction of the shirts is fantastic. When I became involved with the auction and as it progressed I had a lump in my throat as to the politeness of all who were bidding and they all thanked me when I responded to the bids as if I was doing them a favour."

"Yeovil Town Football club can be proud of all the fans for the generous and polite way they have helped and handled themselves over the past weeks and can be proud to say we support Yeovil Town Football Club.

 

"Everyone at the Royal British Legion so grateful and thankful to have been a part of it and I hope that I can come to many matches to watch a faithful and loyal team of players, fans and management, god bless you all and thank you."

TRAVEL DETAILS TO ACCRINGTON AND BRISTOL CITY

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

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.

The Away Travel Club will also be running transport to Accrington Stanley. The cost of the trip will be £25. The bus will be leaving the away end of the ground at 7.30 am prompt, If you would like to book a seat please call Roger Brimble on 01935 475384 or Mark Kelly on 07939618275, please book early.

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.

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.

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.There will be a pub stop at Farrington Gurney on the way.

For a full list of away travel details please click here.