Month: May 2015


Yeovil Town manager Paul Sturrock has released more news on the hunt for new players during his recent press briefing.

Paul Sturrock said: “It’s a difficult time. We’re in limbo land as far as players and players agents are concerned. Players are on holiday, and they’ve got their speedos on and they’re swimming in the warm waters!

“But we have commitments from a number of players to sign contracts which will be effective from the first of July. So I have done quite a lot of work behind the scenes. As soon as we are able to, we will release the names. It’s very difficult to do, because people are still in contract with a football club.”

When asked about the prospects of Sam Foley and Kevin Dawson resigning the manager said: “That’s ongoing but we’re getting very close to that now. Sam is on holiday and doesn’t come back until the first of June. So we’ve been in talks with his agent, and things are progressing there. With the boy Dawson we’ve been talking to his agent and that’s gone a long way forward as well, and so I’m very confident on those two.”

The Gaffer was also very pleased to report that Terry Skiverton and Darren Way were very close to signing their contracts too.

“Well they have an insight into the football club. They’ve made it easier for me to come in and get started. They are very committed coaches and are very dedicated to the cause, and are good at their jobs.

“They’ve been allocated jobs that we’ll discuss when they sign their contracts, but they have certain things that they’ve been allocated to do and they look as if they’re going to be great assets to the football club.”


Town fan Jamie Lock will this weekend represent the Glovers at the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.

Sixty-four football fans will be representing their football club as they join with The Band of The Brigade of Gurkhas in front of almost 90,000 people on Saturday. Each fan represents one of the 64 teams who’ve made it to this year’s third round in the FA Cup.

Over 1,300 people applied to take part in the unique experience to sing Abide with Me at Saturday’s final.

Season ticket holder Jamie won the chance the represent the Glovers after entering the BBC Songs of Praise FA Cup Fans choir competition. He will also be joined by West End star Alfie Boe on the pitch.

Applicants who applied to the BBC had to enter a story about how following football has helped them in their life.

Jamie was selected to perform at the final after explaining his story to the judges.

He said: "I have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and joint hypermobility which means that my joints dislocate and break easily and this has always stopped me from playing football.

"Saturday will be the proudest moment of my life. Every football fan dreams of walking out on the pitch at Wembley in front of a full house and for me on Saturday, that dream will become a reality.

"It will be a huge honour to represent the club that I love so much, and it will be a day that I will never, ever forget."

The 64 men and women will meet up for the first time on the day before the final, which sees Arsenal take on Aston Villa, and will rehearse the hymn on Wembley’s pitch.

Everyone at Yeovil Town wishes Jamie all the best for Saturday.


Yeovil Town will welcome Steve Cotterill’s Bristol City to Huish Park for a friendly ahead of the 2015/16 season.

The Robins, who finished the season as run away champions of League One will head to Huish Park on Thursday 30th July, with a 7:45pm kick-off.

Other fixtures scheduled to be played at Huish Park will be announced soon on

Ticket details will be announced once the full pre-season fixture list is confirmed.


Early Bird prices for season tickets expired last week, but fans can still buy their season ticket for next season.

Supporters can purchase their season tickets online and can even spread the cost of the ticket with the Zebra Finance package.

Full details on season ticket applications can be found by clicking here.

To buy your season ticket online click here.


Yeovil Town manager Paul Sturrock has finally signed his contract to be manager of the club.

As is common these days Paul and the club had to wait for the League manager’s Association to agree all the terms of reference.

The contract will run for two years and after signing the contract Paul said: ”For those who may have wondered why it has taken me so long to sign my contract there is nothing sinister about it, and anyway we have been extremely busy trying to sign players.

“I have got a big job to do here at Yeovil and it’s something I am enjoying immensely. We have been in conversation with at least six players and I am extremely confident that they will sign for the club but we cannot release any names until July 1st. when there outgoing contracts end.

“Rest assured the fans will be the first to know when the signings have taken place.

“I have also been in contact with both Kevin Dawson’s and Sam Foley’s agent and again I am confident we shall get a successful conclusion.

“It is a frustrating time for most clubs right now with players and agents away on holiday which of course makes the whole process more difficult.

“I am also happy to report that we have a great programme of pre-season friendlies lined up including a three day trip to Cornwall. Full details of these games will be released as soon as possible.

Paul started his football career at Dundee United and enjoyed a long career at Tannerdice making 576 appearances for the men in orange including 385 League appearances scoring 171 goals.

Paul played in two World Cups during an International career that saw him make 20 appearances for his country.

His managerial career started at St.Johnstone and including stints at Sheffield Wednesday, Southend United, Southampton, Swindon Town, Plymouth Argyle (Twice) and Dundee United.


Paul Sturrock’s Yeovil Town will face travelling less miles next season in League Two.

Town still face the long trips to Hartlepool and Carlisle United but face the less arduous trips to Bristol Rovers, Exeter City and Plymouth Argyle.

Next season Town fans will travel 7,403 miles watching their men in green and white.

Town’s longest round trip will be the 674-mile voyage to Carlisle United, which is just four miles longer than the trip to Hartlepool United.

The shortest trip of the season will be the 88-mile trip to face newly promoted Bristol Rovers.

Last season fans travelled 9,141 miles to watch the green and whites in action in League One.


The Football League has agreed a new Official Car Partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK (FCA UK).

The new two-year deal kicks-off at this weekend’s Sky Bet Play-Off Finals at Wembley Stadium, where Fiat will be an event partner with perimeter, centre circle and giant screen branding opportunities.  Additionally, ten lucky fans will win pairs of tickets to each of the finals and have the chance to win a new Fiat 500X on the famous Wembley pitch in a free-to-enter online competition.

As part of the agreement, which begins in full next season, FCA UK will make an affinity scheme available to all 72 Football League Clubs with the aim of increasing awareness of FCA vehicles among thousands of potential customers through online campaigns, football ground activity and local dealer promotions.

Shaun Harvey, the Chief Executive of The Football League, said: “We are delighted to be entering into a partnership with a leading international brand such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.  The company’s range of vehicles will be attractive to every football fan in the country and it is very encouraging to see another high calibre company wanting to invest in our competitions, especially such a vibrant brand that promises to engage with The Football League fanbase”.


Karl Howkins, Deputy Managing Director, FCA UK, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for both Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK and The Football League. We are enjoying considerable success with other football and sports cooperation and I am sure this latest partnership with The Football League will bring us similar results.”

FCA UK is already a vehicle supplier to Premier League side Aston Villa, while its London-based dealership Motor Village is Official Car Partner with Championship club Fulham. However, this new partnership with The Football League marks a move into a broader spread of club football across England and Wales.


Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust have announced that there are a few spaces left on their Soccer Schools during the Whitsun holiday.

Coached by their FA, CRB and Emergency First Aid qualified coaches, their Soccer Schools are for boys and girls aged from 5-15 years.

Each course includes warm up reaction games, small sided matches, fun tournaments and technique training which consists of passing, dribbling, shooting, attacking, defending and all aspects of goalkeeping. The courses also offer a great way to meet new friends and to have fun in a friendly and safe environment.

Each child receives a certificate of completion and a medal.

Course will be taking place at the following venue: 

26/27/28/29 MAY 2015
Alvington Training Complex, Yeovil – £35.00

(Junior Glovers/Development Centre Participants discounted to £30.00)

To book your child/children on one of the courses listed above, please download an application form from or alternatively contact the Community Sports Trust Office on 01935 706671.


Yeovil Town manager Paul Sturrock has reported that progress is being made in the quest for new players and negotiations are taking place with several players at this time.

Talking exclusively to Paul said: "I am currently in talks with several players and I am hopeful of giving the supporters some good news in the coming days. Make no mistake the supporters will be the first to hear the news when we have anything to announce.

"I am still waiting to hear from the players we have made offers too with one being abroad on holiday so I do not expect anything more from them until next week at the earliest.

"It’s an exciting challenge that has given me a new lease of life and I am enjoying every day here at Yeovil Town."


Yeovil Town are pleased to confirm that close to 2,000 season tickets were sold ahead of yesterday’s early bird deadline.

Chairman John Fry said: "We are over the moon with the response to the early bird offer and we have seen a number fans return after not renewing last season.

"I would personally like to thank those supporters who have purchased their season ticket already and hope they enjoy the season under manager Paul Sturrock at Huish Park."

Manager Paul Sturrock said: "I am delighted to hear the news that season ticket sales are positive and the supporters are showing their support towards to club by purchasing their season tickets early.

"Selling this amount of season tickets this early shows the support we have here at Yeovil Town and it also shows how keen supporters are for the season to start."

Season tickets remain on sale online and from the Huish Park ticket office.

To download your application form click here.

For a full price list click here.

To buy your season ticket online click here.


The Green and White Supporters Club will be holding another end of season social night.

Following last season’s successful event it has been decided to host another night at Huish Park on Saturday 23rd May.

The night will start at 7:30pm with food and a disco/karaoke provided.

If any of the Taunton/Ilminster fans who have travelled with the Green and Whites are interested in attending, Ridlers have kindly offered to supply a free coach to provide transport for the evening.

Anyone interested in attending the evening or would like to book onto the coach from Taunton/Ilminster please call Paul on 07736044570.


At midnight tonight (Friday 15th May) season ticket prices for 2015/16 will increase by a minimum of £36 for adults, £27 for seniors/disabled and £23 for young persons/juniors.

Grab your season ticket now and don’t miss a moment as the Glovers bid to gain promotion back to Sky Bet League One, all for as little as £11.70 per game!

Juniors remain at the fantastic price of £39 until midnight, which includes their Junior Glover Membership and is open to all those aged 15 or under on the 31st July 2015.


Junior Glovers receive discounted Season Tickets at less than £2 a match * Priority on Cup tickets * 10% discount in the Club Shop * A £5 voucher for the club shop * Discount on away travel and the opportunity to be a mascot at an away match.

To purchase your season ticket online click here.

A full price list for Season Tickets can be found here.

The ticket office is open until 4pm today to take your season ticket order over the telephone or in person. To buy your season ticket call 01935 847888 or to buy online click here.


Sky Bet, the Title Sponsor of The Football League, are offering £500 in free bets to one lucky punter who has opted-in to help support their club through the Sky Bet Transfer Fund.

As the Sky Bet Transfer Fund nears an incredible 100,000 opt-ins, Sky Bet would like to celebrate all those who have signed up to the Transfer Fund by rewarding one fan with £500 in free bets once the milestone has been reached.

To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, all you have to do is be signed up to the Sky Bet Transfer Fund before the 100,000 landmark is hit, which you can do here.

The second Sky Bet Transfer Fund was launched in December and is giving us another chance to win £250,000 to spend on new players in the Summer transfer window and one lucky fan £5,000. All you need to do is visit, register your team as Yeovil Town and for every pound you bet, you’ll earn a chance of winning big for yourself and for us!

Are you in?


The deadline for Yeovil Town’s Early Bird season tickets is less than two days away, so don’t hesitate if you want to take advantage NINE games for FREE!

Full details and prices can be found here, but as an example a season ticket in the Thatchers Gold Stand, purchased by May 15th is priced at £269 which represents a saving of £191 if you relied on match day tickets. (removed after 15th)

Other examples are £306 for the Screwfix Wing and £336 for Screwfix Centre, while in the Tamburino’s Stand prices range from £321 to a maximum of £415 for a Premium seat.

Apart from NINE, yes Nine games FREE, Season Ticket holders receive a 10% discount in the Yeovil Town Club Shop and receive priority booking for any future Cup or Play-off matches The Glovers are involved in.

Everyone has the opportunity to purchase membership of the newly converted Legends Lounge.

For just £250 members will receive: *Access to the bar before during and after the game including all league matches, first and second round of the FA Cup and all friendlies * A free league matchday programme * tea or coffee and biscuits * Discounted meals * Discounted private hire rates of the Lounge.

Juniors remain at the fantastic price of £39 which includes their Junior Glover Membership open to all those aged 15 or under on the 31st July 2015.


Junior Glovers receive discounted Season Tickets at less than £2 a match * Priority on Cup tickets * 10% discount in the Club Shop * A £5 voucher for the club shop * Discount on away travel and the opportunity to be a mascot at an away match.

To download a Season Ticket Application form click here.

A full price list for Season Tickets can be found here.

To purchase your season ticket click here or call 01935 847888.


Recently the club was asked to put forward a ‘Club Hero’ to join 71 other in being recognised at the recent Football League Awards.

Yeovil Town nominated popular figure Darren Way for the award.

The award highlights the role played by staff at clubs throughout the Football League.

All clubs were asked to nominate one member of staff to be recognised for their loyal and dedicated service off the pitch.

Pictured above is Darren receiving his award at Huish Park.


At Saturday’s trial matches at Huish Park, Town manager Paul Sturrock gave fans the opportunity to vote for their favourite player via a poll on

The first trial game ended in a 2-2 draw with the second game ending in a 0-0 stalemate.

The online poll proved popular with over 1000 votes logged and certainly divided opinions amongst supporters.

Results of the votes were:

Match One

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 1

6.32% – 48 Votes

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 2

5.92% – 45 Votes

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 3

0.26% – 2 Votes

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 4

1.45% – 11 Votes

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 5

2.24% – 17 Votes

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 6

4.47% – 34 Votes

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 7

6.84% – 52 Votes

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 8

3.29% – 25 Votes

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 9

3.68% – 28 Votes

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 10

6.05% – 46 Votes

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 11

4.61% – 35 Votes

Team Two (Away Shirt) – Shirt Number 1

1.71% – 13 Votes

Team Two (Away Shirt) – Shirt Number 2

3.55% – 27 Votes

Team Two (Away Shirt) – Shirt Number 3

0.79% – 6 Votes

Team Two (Away Shirt) – Shirt Number 4

1.97% – 15 Votes

Team Two (Away Shirt) – Shirt Number 5

8.16% – 62 Votes

Team Two (Away Shirt) – Shirt Number 6

3.82% – 29 Votes

Team Two (Away Shirt) – Shirt Number 7

14.34% – 109 Votes

Team Two (Away Shirt) – Shirt Number 8

1.97% – 15 Votes

Team Two (Away Shirt) – Shirt Number 9

4.47% – 34 Votes

Team Two (Away Shirt) – Shirt Number 10

6.45% – 49 Votes

Team Two (Away Shirt) – Shirt Number 11

7.63% – 58 Votes

Match Two

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 1

6.18% – 29 Votes

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 2

9.17% – 43 Votes

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 3

2.13% – 10 Votes

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 4

2.56% – 12 Votes

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 5

10.23% – 48 Votes

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 6

1.07% – 5 Votes

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 7

7.89% – 37 Votes

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 8

7.25% – 34 Votes

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 9

5.76% – 27 Votes

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 10

1.92% – 9 Votes

Team One (Green & White) – Shirt Number 11

4.69% – 22 Votes

Team Two (Yellow & Black) – Shirt Number 1

3.84% – 18 Votes

Team Two (Yellow & Black) – Shirt Number 2

8.10% – 38 Votes

Team Two (Yellow & Black) – Shirt Number 3

1.07% – 5 Votes

Team Two (Yellow & Black) – Shirt Number 4

1.49% – 7 Votes

Team Two (Yellow & Black) – Shirt Number 5

3.62% – 17 Votes

Team Two (Yellow & Black) – Shirt Number 6

5.33% – 25 Votes

Team Two (Yellow & Black) – Shirt Number 7

5.76% – 27 Votes

Team Two (Yellow & Black) – Shirt Number 8

2.13% – 10 Votes

Team Two (Yellow & Black) – Shirt Number 9

5.12% – 24 Votes

Team Two (Yellow & Black) – Shirt Number 10

2.77% – 13 Votes

Team Two (Yellow & Black) – Shirt Number 11

1.92% – 9 Votes


The 2015/16 Yeovil Town season ticket early bird window is set to close this week.

Supporters can take advantage of the reduced rate until Friday 15th May, after which season tickets will go on sale at a slightly increased rate.

A Terrace Season Ticket equates to only £11.70 per game for an adult!

Full details and prices can be found here, but as an example a season ticket in the Thatchers Gold Stand, purchased by May 15th is priced at £269 which represents a saving of £191 if you relied on match day tickets. (removed after 15th)

Other examples are £306 for the Screwfix Wing and £336 for Screwfix Centre, while in the Tamburino’s Stand prices range from £321 to a maximum of £415 for a Premium seat.

Apart from NINE, yes Nine games FREE, Season Ticket holders receive a 10% discount in the Yeovil Town Club Shop and receive priority booking for any future Cup or Play-off matches The Glovers are involved in.

Everyone has the opportunity to purchase membership of the newly converted Legends Lounge.

For just £250 members will receive: *Access to the bar before during and after the game including all league matches, first and second round of the FA Cup and all friendlies * A free league matchday programme * tea or coffee and biscuits * Discounted meals * Discounted private hire rates of the Lounge.

Juniors remain at the fantastic price of £39 which includes their Junior Glover Membership open to all those aged 15 or under on the 31st July 2015.


Junior Glovers receive discounted Season Tickets at less than £2 a match * Priority on Cup tickets * 10% discount in the Club Shop * A £5 voucher for the club shop * Discount on away travel and the opportunity to be a mascot at an away match.

To download a Season Ticket Application form click here.

A full price list for Season Tickets can be found here.

To purchase your season ticket click here or call 01935 847888.


The first trial game ended in a 2-2 draw at Huish Park this afternoon.

The game got off to a bright start when the Greens took the lead on seven minutes from the penalty spot. Green 11 was brought down inside the box and the same player got up to convert successfully despite a decent attempt to save from the Yellow keeper.

Green 11 then fired over on the angle on 11 minutes and Yellow 9 was thwarted by a good save from the Green keeper. On 25 minutes though, the equaliser arrived and again, it was from a spot kick, this time for a push by Green 4. Yellow 6 finished confidently into the corner of the net.

Green 8 had a chance to regain the lead from 22 yards but his free kick deflected wide for a corner. However on 39 minutes, the move of the first half produced a second goal for the Greens. Their number 7 collected the ball on the halfway line and knocked inside to Green 6 who sprayed the ball wide left with a superb ball. The cross came in and Green 7, who’d continued his run, finished past the Yellow keeper.

The second period began with the Yellows on the attack and Yellow 10 stung the keepers hands with an early shot and Yellow 8 also tested him with a shot from distance. Yellow 7 was impressing as the game progressed with quick darting runs and good close skills and he twice went close to levelling the score.

With seven minutes to go, the Yellows did finally level and it was through Yellow 7 who crossed for Yellow 11 to finish at the far post.

To vote for your favourite player from match one click here.

The second trial game ended in a 0-0 stalemate.

The game took a little longer to catch alight with just four chances in total in a quiet first half. White 10 headed straight at the keeper on 14 minutes and White 11’s volley landed on the roof of the net from an acute angle before White 9 hit a screamer that crashed against the front of the crossbar.

Gold 9 had a couple of efforts either side of the interval, one a curling effort that the White keeper pushed around the post and a lob that the keeper held easily. Gold 7 then tested the White keeper again with a fierce shot that was well parried. On the hour mark, Gold 9 came close again with a volley that went just wide.

Late on, there were chances at either end with Gold 13 going close with a thirty harder and White 7 way off target with a shot. White 9 then brought a good save from the Gold keeper but the game ended goalless.

To vote for your favourite player from match two click here.


Manager Paul Sturrock this morning met with the players and has confirmed that the following players have been released by the club: Craig Eastmond, Nathan Ralph, Sam Hoskins, Joel Grant, Gozie Ugwu, Kieffer Moore, Seth Twumasi, James Hayter, Alex Smith, Liam Davis and Fergus Bell.


Captain Joe Edwards had some initial negotiations with the club but has decided to move on to pastures new and is now a free agent.


The club now deem surplus to requirements the following players who have all been made offers to terminate their contracts to enable them to find new clubs.


If they choose not to accept these offers and return to the club they will do so knowing they will not be given a squad number and not considered for playing matches.


The players are: AJ Leitch-Smith, James Berrett, Adam Morgan, Artur Krysiak.


Chris Weale has been made an offer and the club await his reaction to this offer.


Simon Gillett is unlikely to play until Christmas due to his ongoing injury and is under the care of our physio as he recuperates.


Jakub Sokolik and Nathan Smith both have a year to run on their contracts and will be staying with the club, while manager Paul Sturrock is in negotiations with Kevin Dawson and Sam Foley.


Commenting on the outgoings manager Paul Sturrock said: “Today has been a very important day for the future of this football club. It’s the culmination of player assessment after watching six or seven games since my arrival.


“I have made the decision that we have to clear the decks as I think there is a negativity and lack of commitment and a losing mentality amongst the squad of players and with that in mind we have released the players listed above.


“People might think it is a bit drastic but after watching last night at Taunton and last Sunday at MK Dons I do feel it is appropriate and I cannot tolerate lack of commitment and a losing mentality as I have already said.


“I am very hopeful that the players we have offered termination deals to will accept them.


“That leaves us with four players, two already under contract in Sokolik and Smith and two we are negotiating with – Foley and Dawson.


“I deliberately wandered around the ground at Taunton to listen to the fans thoughts and comments and I know that you can’t con a football fan.


“They know what they have been seeing. They are the real people and I do feel this action is necessary for the fans and people associated with this football club. It may seem a bit extreme but it’s something I feel is appropriate.


“Remember Stockport County they dropped from what is now The Championship to the Conference and now ply their trade in Conference North, we don’t want to emulate them!


“Losing becomes a habit and I’ve put myself under a bit of pressure with these decisions but I would rather go with fresh new blood than attempt to remould these existing players at the club.


“It’s going to be busy and I think we are going to be disjointed through the pre-season with trialists all over the place but I want to see players before I sign them.


“So I don’t think we can expect to have a smooth start although I would be pleasantly surprised if we did. We will need to bed the players in and hopefully have a full squad ready for the start of the League season.

“This is the start of a new era for the football club and I hope  everybody associated with the club will get behind us at the start of the new season.” 



Tomorrow (Saturday 9th May) will see Huish Park host two trial matches.

The first match will kick off at 12:30pm and provided enough of the invited trialists arrive there will ve a second match at 3:00pm.

Entry to the match will be free and supporters will have the chance to vote for their man of the match via a poll on

The Club Shop will be open from 11am until 3pm with shirts priced at just £10 and shorts priced at £8. Plus many other items on special offer.


An experienced Yeovil Town team lost 1-0 after extra time to Taunton Town in the final of the Somerset Premier Cup.

A crowd of just over 800 saw the Glovers lose to a extra time winner from Jamie Price.

Town opted for a strong starting eleven and named no substitutes on the bench for the fixture.

Manager Paul Sturrock will now meet individually with players to discuss their furtures at Huish Park.

Yeovil Town: Weale, Twumasi, Smith, Edwards, Moore, Berrett, Grant, Ugwu, Leitch-Smith, Hayter, Morgan.


. with a 11.00am kick off.thYeovil Town’s Huish Park top training pitch will play host to a benefit game for former local footballer Barry Bisgrove this Sunday May 10

Barry played local football for both Merriott FC and Crewkerne Football Club and was considered to be one of the best prospects to have emerged from the Crewkerne football scene.

Sadly Barry has contracted Alzheimer’s Disease and now resides in a Castle Cary Nursing home but his love of football remains.

There won’t be many local football followers who won’t remember Barry’s exploits and only missing his friends and family stopped Barry joining Bristol City.

Yeovil Town too had their eye on Barry and the then manager Mike Hughes also tried to sign Barry during his heyday.

Bizzy, as he is affectionately known, scored over 800 goals for Merriott and Crewkerne Town and along with his Merriott strike partner Andy Holt scored 155 in a season for Merriott.

The match, from which all proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Society, is hoped to be an annual event.

Paul Higgins, chairman at Crewkerne Town Football Club, said: "Barry is a really long-standing friend of mine and it’s going to be a very poignant occasion because we’re raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society, the disease which he is suffering from.

"We’d like to think that we can raise a few thousand pounds for a very worthy cause. Barry is a legend of the local game and players from both teams are desperate to play because of how well regarded he is.

"It’s been written into the rules that a Bisgrove has to present the trophy. We’re hoping that Barry will be able to make it, so fingers crossed that he can be present."

Yeovil Town have made the pitch available at no charge and for those of you who are hungry or thirsty the usual Sunday Carvery service will be operating in the Alex Stock lounge and a bar will also be open for drinks after the match.

So come on all you local football followers come along and support Barry and the Alzheimer’s Society in what will be a morning of nostalgia I’m sure.


On Saturday over thirty trialists will be heading to Huish Park to show manager Paul Sturrock what they can do.

As already released there could be two matches with free admission for supporters, for the trialists to leave an impression, as they search for a professional contract with Yeovil Town.

To assist Paul Sturrock in his choice he has invited supporters to go onto the official club web site and vote for the players that created the best impression with the supporters as well as the manager.

The first match will kick off at 12.30pm with the second at 3.00pm and the Legends Lounge will be open to all for liquid refreshment.

The official voting survey will appear on during Saturday morning so please make a note of the player’s number and shirt colour and vote for your favourite.

You could be looking at future Glovers heroes!!


42 – The total number of players to play for Yeovil Town during the 2014/15 season.

4 – The number of players to be given the number 18 shirt – Lanzoni/Price/Clarke/Loza (pictured below)

15 – The number of loans borrowed from other clubs – Price/Clarke/Loza (pictured above)/Nugent/Loach/Kean/Inniss/Hiwula/Arthurworrey/Eaves/Webster/Shepherd/Steer/Sheehan/Kingsley

15 – The number of Yeovil Town goal scorers (league only) – Hayter/Dawson/Moore/Morgan/Leitch-Smith/Foley/Grant/Arthurworrey/Gillett/Nugent/Uwgu/Berrett/Martin/Hoskins/Clarke

6 – The number of goalkeepers Yeovil Town have used – Weale/Krysiak/Steer/Loach (pictured below)/Kean/Stewart

4 – The number of players not to start a league game – Eastmond/Stewart/Lanzoni (pictured below)/Brooks

5 – the number of penalties saved by Yeovil Town goalkeepers

– Weale v Gillingham (Kedwell)

– Steer v Bristol City (Agard)

– Steer v Coventry (Madine)

– Loach v Walsall (Bradshaw)

– Stewart v Scunthorpe (Madden) – pictured below

5.7 the average number of corners won by Yeovil Town per game this season.

15% – the percentage of League Game where Yeovil kept a clean sheet (7)

– Jake Kean (1 – v Peterborough)

– Krysiak (2 – v Swindon & v Sheffield United)

– Steer (4 – v Coventry, v Bradford, v Oldham, v Chesterfield)

4 – The longest unbeaten streak – Walsall (19th Aug) – Bradford (6th Sept)

152 – the combined number of starts between Joe Edwards, Nathan Smith, Sam Foley, Ajay Leitch Smith and James Hayter (The five contracted players with the highest number)

238 – the combined number of starts between all the other contracted players (excluding loans)

3 – The number of own goals scored in Yeovil’s favour

– Hollis for Notts County, 11th April

– Cranie for Barnsley, 30th August – pictured above

– Spence for MK Dons, 3rd May

2 – The number of times a Yeovil player scored a brace of goals in one game

– Aaron Martin v Bradford

– Jordan Clarke v Notts County

99,959 – The cumulative attendance of Huish Park league fixtures.

123,031 – The total cumulative attendance of all fixtures at Huish Park league fixtures.

4,342 – The average home league attendance at Huish Park.

8 – The number of nationalities represented by Yeovil players

– English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Jamaican, Polish, Czech, Italian.

1 – the number of Sky Bet “Fan of the month” awards picked up by Glovers’ fans… well done, again Pat!


On Thursday (7th May) Yeovil Town travel to The Viridor Stadium, the home of Taunton Town to take on The Peacocks in the Somerset Premier Cup Final.

Kick off will be at 7:45pm and admission will cost: £8 Adults, £5 Concessions, £2 Under 16’s, U12’s FREE.

The post code for your Sat Nav is TA1 2HG

Directions: Leave M5 Jct 25, follow signs towards town centre. At traffic lights bear left. Straight on through 2nd set of lights into Wordsworth Drive.  The ground is 200 metres on left.


Yeovil Town have announced that manager Paul Sturrock has organised two trial games to be held at Huish Park this Saturday.

The first match will kick off at 12.30 pm and, provided enough of the invited trialists turn up, there will be a second match at 3.00pm.

Entry will be free and supporters will have the opportunity to vote for their man of the match via a poll on

Supporters will be able to have some liquid refreshment in the Alec Stock Lounge

So don’t miss your chance to see what could turn out to be future Yeovil Town players on Saturday.


Yeovil Town Chairman John Fry has passed on his heartfelt thanks to all the Yeovil Town supporters who have followed the club through thick and thin this season, culminating with a large contingent up at MK Dons on Sunday and a huge turnout back at Huish Park for the return of the Pedal from Paris cyclists and the Beer Festival.

“Naturally we are all bitterly disappointed to be relegated again this season.” said Mr. Fry.

“But during all the trials and tribulations the fans have stuck with the team through thick and thin. They have traveled the length and breadth of the country to support the team never letting the results or the position the team was in put them off.

“At home we have maintained a reasonable level of support as well, which makes it so disappointing to find ourselves down in League Two.

“Whilst thanking people I would also like to offer my sincere thanks to the 103 cyclists who took part in the Charity ride back from Paris.

“Don’t under estimate the challenge that this ride presented, the organisers did a magnificent job in brining everybody back safely for the third time in three years.

“Although I wasn’t present for their homecoming, as I was away at MK Dons, I understand the atmosphere was brilliant around the ground and that after a couple hiccups everybody had a very enjoyable day.

“So to Ben Tupman, Sara Bradley, Marilyn Cottle, Events Crew, all the sponsors and volunteers, on behalf of the board, supporters staff and club I would like to thank you all for your support for the event, and to the supporters for your loyal backing throughout the  season as a whole.

“Now we must look positively to the future, get behind our new manager Paul Sturrock and his management team and new players and start a new chapter in the successful story of Yeovil Town.”

Backing up the Chairman was one of the main instigators of the Pedal from Paris bike ride- Ben Tupman.

“Getting the group of cyclists back safely for the third year running was an incredible feat and I’d like to thank all those that took part, together with our sponsors and Events Crew, without whom, we could not have achieved our objective.

“Arriving back at Huish Park was an incredible experience and the atmosphere around the Marquee with the live music, Beer festival and Community games was fantastic.

“Last year we managed to raise £51K for local charities and I am hopeful we will better that for this year’s charities Yeovil Town Community Sport’s Trust, Cystic Fibrosis and Cyclists fighting Cancer.”


The Football League is set to transform the viewing experience for fans of its clubs following the signing of two ground-breaking broadcasting agreements with Channel 5 and ITN Productions and the expansion of a fibre-optic network linking its 72 clubs. 

For the first time ever, highlights of Sky Bet Football League matches will be shown in a prime time Saturday night slot from the beginning of next season, after the League signed a new three-year agreement for its free-to-air highlights with Channel 5.  Match footage, including every single goal, from matches in all three divisions of the Sky Bet Football League will be broadcast in a new 90 minute show aired at 9.00pm every week. Channel 5 will also broadcast highlights of the Capital One Cup and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.


The Football League’s Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said: “This is an exceptional opportunity for The Football League to work with a broadcaster that will schedule our matches in a prime time slot.  It will take our games to a wider, younger audience by giving us the chance to be first in front of fans on a Saturday night.”

David Lynn, President of Channel 5’s parent company, Viacom International Media Networks UK said: “We are extremely happy to be welcoming back top quality football to such a prominent slot on Channel 5. The Football League is one of the toughest and most attractive club competitions in world football and we’re convinced this highlights package will prove highly popular with a mainstream audience at the heart of our Saturday evening schedule.”


Channel 5 is in the process of tendering the contract to produce its highlights show and will announce its preferred programme production partner in due course.


Match footage will be filmed, edited and delivered by the League’s new production partner ITN Productions. As part of a multi-million pound three-year contract, ITN Productions will cover the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League 1, Sky Bet League 2, Capital One Cup and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy matches – a total of 1,813 games per season across Football League and Premier League grounds.  ITN Productions will also produce digital clips and highlights content of The Football League’s competitions for use by domestic broadcasters (Sky Sports & Channel 5), international broadcasters (through Pitch International) and clubs (through their online Player service), as well as clips of Premier League matches for top flight clubs that are part of the League’s FLi network of club websites.


Mark Browning, MD of ITN Productions, said: “This is a transformative moment for ITN Productions and ITN. We are already a key player in UK sports production and now every goal in the Sky Bet Football League, Capital One Cup and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy will be produced by ITN Productions. This is the result of our continued investment in production excellence and fast-turnaround publishing capability along with a world class team.”


The opportunity to broadcast Football League highlights at 9.00pm on a Saturday night has been made possible by the installation of ADI’s high speed Live Venue fibre-optic network that delivers real-time HD match footage to ADI’s Sports Hub operations centre in Preston. All Championship clubs are currently connected to the network with League 1 and League 2 clubs going live by the summer.


The Football League’s Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey said: “The expansion of the fibre-optic network across our clubs represents a significant multi-million pound investment by The Football League into our future broadcasting content strategy.  It will deliver new opportunities for supporters to view matches across a range of platforms.”

Geraint Williams, CEO of ADI said “Connecting every stadium to the Live Venue fibre network has been a massive undertaking, but one that will deliver huge value for the viewing audience. One of ADI’s key strengths as a fully independent technical service provider is that we offer a completely rights-agnostic network platform and we are proud to be playing such a pivotal role in transforming the way in which Football League match content is televised. As we continue to develop the services available via Live Venue, we’re incredibly excited about the value we can deliver to all parties involved.”


With the May 15th deadline fast approaching Yeovil Town has seen an encouraging number of new and existing season ticket holders take advantage of its discounted Early Bird rates.

With all renewal packs now sent out the club has been pleased with the response from supporters to its decision to reduce last years prices by 10% seeing an early surge in sales which is up compared to this time last year.

Next years League Two campaign see the prices of season tickets reduced by up to 10% with the early bird rates offering supporters all 23 games for as little as £11 a game and with New Manager Paul Sturrock working really hard behind the scenes to build a competitive squad capable of challenging for promotion back to League One next year, more and more supporters are taking advantage of the price reductions.

Early Bird rates are available until the 15th May so don’t miss out on what promises to be a return to the good times next season.

For new and existing ticket renewals please call the Ticket Office on 01935 847888 or visit the online ticket system by clicking here.


So, there it is, another season done and dusted and my first writing my weekly blog for Yeovil Town. I really have loved doing it and sharing my views on football with you so I hope you have enjoyed reading it.


Unfortunately, the season itself has not gone quite as we would have hoped. If you had asked me what I would have expected at the beginning of the season (and I probably mentioned it) I was optimistic of mid table and maybe a push for the play-offs.

As we all know that could not have been further from the truth and we now face a season in League Two for the first time in a decade. It is devastating to get relegated, especially twice in two seasons but in all honesty we have just not been good enough from the word go.

Not only have we been through a managerial change, we have seen a large turnover of players which can easily unsettle a side. There are many “buts” and “what ifs”, yet here we are and we must all look forward now to our new era under Paul Sturrock.

I, and I am sure many others, have been impressed with what he has done so far. He had no chance of saving us but we pulled off some great results and started to play with a more positive style that kept us organised. The last two games have been disappointing but with a huge amount of injuries and make shift back four, it really was to be expected.

This summer is where our new manager is able to bring in his own players and create a team that can be competitive in the fourth tier. It seems we will know the fate of our existing players as early as Friday as Sturrock has planned one to one meetings with each and every one of them after the Somerset Premier Cup final on Thursday. I must say, I think this is a class act from the manager and something that not everyone would take the time to do.

I really do hope we can keep hold of Sam Foley, Joe Edwards, Kevin Dawson and James Hayter as I think they would be invaluable next season.

If we don’t, I will wish them all the luck in the world in their careers, as I will for any player who moves on. We must think of this as an exciting time for our beloved football club as we start again and start to get back to winning ways at a new level.

In other news, I must of course say congratulations to all the clubs who have been so impressive this season. Of course, Bristol City who capped their incredible season with an unbelievable 8-2 victory at home to Walsall. There could not be more worthy champions and well done again to Luke Ayling who has been an ever present impressive addition to their squad. Also, to MK Dons who completely outclassed us on Sunday and will play in the Championship for the first time.


As for the second tier, AFC Bournemouth take their place in the Premier League, as Champions, after what has been an inspiring campaign from Eddie Howe’s team. They are going to be living the dream next season and I hope they enjoy every second of it!

They are joined by Watford, who have overcome four managerial changes to come second and return to the Promised Land. Burton Albion, Shrewsbury Town and Bury will all take their place in League One once again and I am sure they will all be successful in the next campaign.

I cannot wait for the Play – Offs, one of the best parts of the Football League and I will be glued to my television whenever they are on screen. As most of you know, I am now on a three month journalism course and am pursuing my dream of becoming a sports reporter, very much helped by the Western Gazette and of course YTFC.

Every short break I get will be watching football and I will be finished studying in time to get back to supporting my beloved Yeovil Town.

Thank you all for reading and to all the staff at Yeovil Town and the Western Gazette for a great season of writing for me. I hope you all have a great summer and see you all in pre-season


P.S A HUGE thank you to Joe Edwards for his shirt after the MK Dons game, I know you will all be surprised to know I will cherish it forever.


Following the safe arrival of the cyclists from Paris, Huish Park played host to a Veterans match featuring a large contingent of ex-Yeovil Town Players.

The two sides were managed by Terry Cotton and Tom White but in a very one sided affair  with three, Tom White’s team ran out easy 6-1 winners with  three goals from Ben "Smudger" Smith, and one each for Tom White, Harry Turner and Andrew Wildish.
There wasn’t much cheer for Terry Cotton’s side apart from Paul Thorpe’s thunderous volley that see keeper Dan Cabell clutching at thin air. 
A great goal. But the same could be said of Ben Smith’s second, a delightful lob from almost on the goal line beating Andy Buse all ends up. 
Other ex players involved were Dean Birkby, Paul Thorpe, Tony Pounder (Oh he was late as well so that’s a fine!), Mickey Spencer, Tom Doherty, David Piper, Adi Foster (complete with Alice Band!!!), Roy O’Brien, Neil Coates, Steve Thompson and Al James Hannigan.
All in all though it was great entertainment for the 500 odd spectators with plenty of goals to keep them happy.
The match also helped boost the Charity coffers and Tom White and Terry Cotton are to be applauded for assembling such an entertaining array of talent.    


Yeovil Town travelled to Stadium MK to face MK Dons to bring the curtain down on a pretty miserable season.

Manager Paul Sturrock was forced into making five changes for today’s match with Krysiak, Twumasi, Edwards, Grant and Hayter all returning with all the omissions being due to injury.

Yeovil started brightly and went close from an early corner but conceded a foul in the process.

Five minutes in and a terrible error by Twumasi nearly let the Dons in but it was only putting off the inevitable as a minute later Carl Baker smashed in a great goal. Not really much The Glovers could have done about that.

With the early goal under their belts MK controlled the play for large periods and Yeovil were finding it hard to gain any real pressure on the home side.

James Berrett set up a quick attack with James Hayter but Hayter’s “goal” was deemed offside.

MK Dons won a free kick in the 24th. minute and Dean Lewington’s superb free kick was up and over the wall giving Kyrsiak absolutely no chance for the second goal to the home side.

Minutes later and Will Grigg is through but shoots wide and then Grigg had another chance go wide after a great run by Spence.

Grigg was popping up everywhere and following a foul by Arthurworry we had the first yellow card of the afternoon.

MK went three nil up in the 35th. minute when Darren Potter volleyed home after Lewington’s back header across goal.

Manager Paul Sturrock will be asking questions about the Yeovil defending for that one.

With 39 minutes gone things got worse for the Glovers as Will Grigg powered a header home for MK Don’s century of goals for the season. Again some questionable defending.

Harsh words no doubt in the dressing room as the home side coast to victory.

Manager Sturrock changed shape for the start of the second half reverting to a 4-3-3 formation and bringing on Kieffer Moore for Gozie Ugwu.

After premature celebrations by the Dons fans as Colchester got a penalty, and missed it, suddenly Yeovil pull a goal back through a Spence own goal in the 56th. minute.

As the game wears on AJ Leitch Smith comes on for James Hayter but the home side seems to have their minds elsewhere.

Former Glover Dean Bowditch comes on for MK Dons replacing Will Grigg.

Lewington added a fifth as the game petered out while MK Dons started a giant party as they prepare for life in the SkyBet Championship, having piped Preston to the second automatic promotion place.


As that famous BBC Falklands reporter said "They counted them out and they counted them back!" well almost anyway as 102 of the 103 cyclists returned to Huish Park this afternoon after their epic ride back from Paris to Yeovil.

At this stage reports vary but it is anticipated that up to £100K was raised for the array of good causes.

Yeovil Town Media assistant James Healey again completed the trip and everybody at the club will be raising their glasses to the 102 hardy souls who completed the ride.


With the probability of bad weather on Saturday and Sunday the club has reluctantly had to make the decision to move some of the matches scheduled for Sunday morning and afternoon to protect the pitch from undue damage.

The Corporate and Community matches will now be played on the top pitch at Huish Park and the new Astro pitch surface.
Aside from the impending bad weather, the main reason this decision has been taken is to preserve the condition of the surface ahead of a special trialist match that manager Paul Sturrock has planned for May 9th.
Full details of this special match will be released next week


Excitement is beginning to grow around Huish Park as this Sunday will see the stadium turned into a hive of activity as the club welcomes the Pedal from Paris cyclists back from their long ride for Charity. 

Not only that though! 
Sunday will also see the return of several former Glovers favourites including Tony Pounder and David Piper. Who could ever forget those two Piper goals against Horsham in the FA Cup run that ended at Bolton Wanderers?
Tony Pounder on the other hand is now better known for his exploits keeping the Opta Data and is a regular visitor to the Huish Park Press Box.
Also expected are Al-James Hannigan, Paul Thorpe, Steve Thompson, Gerry Pearson, Adi Foster, Warren Patmore, Mickey Spencer, Terry Cotton, Ben Smith, Tom White, Kevin Gall, Andy Lindegaard, Paul Terry, Roy O’Brien and Tony Pennock making it possibly the largest reunion of former Yeovil players back at the club for many years.
In addition there will be a Beer Festival which starts on Thursday evening from 7.00 pm to 11.00pm with different real ales on sale over the course of the festival as well as a great selection of cider available. 


On the main pitch at Huish Park there will be games all day.
The cyclists are scheduled to return to the stadium at around 2pm, so why not come along and enjoy the beer festival and welcome back the cyclists. 

Sunday 3rd May will be Family Fun Day with the Pedal from Paris cyclists returning from their epic charity bike ride. 

All beers will be priced at just £2.50 per pint and there will also be a hog roast along with live music throughout the four days.   
The main attraction being the Tom White XI v Terry Cotton XI, which kicks off at 4pm.  Entry is Free so bring all the family and enjoy and day of Beer, football and bikes returning from Paris and be a part of helping some worthwhile charities. 

Opening times for the Beer Festival will be:

Referee:  Shaun Enever 

Team Managers:  Tom White  &  Terry Cotton 

16.00 – 17.00    CHARITY GAME
15.15 – 15.45    Yeovil Town Ladies v Yeovil Town Ladies Referees TBA (Shaun Enever) 

14.45 – 15.05    U8 v Montacute U9/U9 v U10 (2 games across pitch) 

14.20 – 14.40    U9 v U10 & U11 v U12 (2 games across pitch) 

13.25 – 13.45    U13 v U14 (full pitch) 

13.00 – 13.20    U15 v U16 (full pitch) 

Community Trust Games (FREE and run by the Community Trust)
12.20 – 12.50       Team 5 v Team 6 

11.40 – 12.10      Octavia Direct v YTCST Staff 

11.00 – 11.30    Fudges Bakery v Silverline/Westbury Packaging 

Corporate Games 30 minutes 

The Complete running order for the day is as follows:
Sunday 2pm until 6pm 

Saturday 2pm until 11pm 

Thursday and Friday 7pm until 11pm 



Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League One action for the final time this coming Sunday.

The Glovers are away at MK Dons with a 12:15 kick off – the game could have major implications in the race for promotion.

The Dons, along with Preston could be promoted automatically this weekend with one of them having to settle for the play offs.

North End currently lie in 2nd place on 89 points with MK Dons in 3rd on 88. Preston travel to Colchester who are one of six teams still fighting off relegation.

Yeovil are currently the only team guaranteed to be relegated from League One with any three from Leyton Orient, Colchester, Crewe, Crawley, Notts County and Coventry joining them on Sunday.

The Glovers are guaranteed to finish rock bottom of the pile, currently eight points separate them from the side in 23rd.

With everything to play for at both ends of the table, it should make for an exciting final day with over half the matches having knock on effects for either the promotion or relegation positions.

The MK Dons’ form statistics are rather impressive; Karl Robinson’s side have won their last four in a row and have not suffered defeat since a March 7th loss to Preston.

It’s not just that the Dons are winning, they’re scoring goals for fun too. 15 in their last four outings including a 6-1 trouncing of Leyton Orient.

In fact, no team has scored more goals on their home patch this season than the Dons, an eye watering 55 home goals have gone in at Stadium MK.

As for Yeovil, the last outing saw Paul Sturrock oversee his first loss as Yeovil Manager.

Port Vale winning 2-1 at Huish Park despite Gozie Ugwu’s 5th goal of the season.

That win secured Vale’s League One status.

Prior to that, the form has been decent; a pair of 1-0 wins over Sheffield United and Swindon pretty much ended their hopes of automatic promotion as well as lifting spirits around Huish Park.

The one place still a bit gloomy is the physio’s room and it has had two more residents this week. Sam Foley limped off against Port Vale and looks almost certain to miss out while Sturrock rates 

Byron Webster’s chance of playing as ‘touch and go’.

The new Yeovil boss has promised to play his full strength side on Sunday despite looking for opportunities to rate and judge his current squad ahead of next year.

His main decision will lie in goal with Chris Weale fit and active again, he will go head to head with Artur Krysiak for the number 1 spot.

MK Dons are reporting no new injury concerns, but, if their promotion hunt is successful, it’ll be the last time Deli Ali is seen in a Dons’ shirt.

The youngster is set for a big money move to Tottenham in the summer.

Earlier in the season, when the sides met at Huish Park in October, the Dons came through 2-0 winners.

Goals from top scorer Will Grigg and Daniel Powell secured the points in a feisty affair.

Eight players were booked in all, with Ben Nugent getting yellow carded twice and thus missing out on the last 30 minutes.


Rewind back to the Glovers’ promotion campaign of 2012/13 and the home match reads slightly better.

A 2-1 win at home (a Paddy Madden double) was sweet reward for a defeat at Stadium MK earlier in the campaign.

In fact, since 2010 results between these two sides have continually flipped between Yeovil wins and Dons wins.

If you believe in omens, then that should mean a green and white victory on Sunday.

The Glovers may only have pride left to play for, but they won’t be leaving anything behind at Stadium MK. Tickets are available on the day to away supporters and are priced at just £20 for adults.

If you’re not making a trip to the final game of the season, we present to you two choices.

Catch up with full commentary on Glovers Player and stay in touch through all the usual social networks.

Or, come down to Huish Park and the family fun day.

There is a Yeovil Ladies FC all star match, a beer and cider festival and the return of the fantastic Yeovil Charity Cyclists.

A fantastic event for all concerned.

A reminder too, that season tickets are available for renewal and purchase right now at extremely competitive rates – It’s your spot, secure it now! 



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