Month: November 2015

AGENT FEES PUBLISHED


Yeovil Town Football Club spent a total of £55,806.80 to agents/registered intermediaries in the period between 1st October 2014 and 30th September 2015.

These payments are made public pursuant to the requirements of the FA Regulations on Working with Intermediaries

REPORT: NORTHAMPTON TOWN V YEOVIL TOWN

Town travelled to high-flying Northampton Town and returned to Huish Park empty handed following a 2-0 defeat.

Goals from former Glover Lawson D’Ath and striker Marc Richards was enough to secure the three points for The Cobblers.

Manager Paul Sturrock made three changes from the starting eleven that lost to Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday evening.

Matty Dolan, Francois Zoko and Ryan Bird dropped to bench to be replaced by George Thomas, Ryan Dickson and Josh Sheehan. New loan signing Christian Maghoma started his life as a Glover with a place on the bench.

Town started the game brightly and had the first chance of the match when Cornick got in behind the Northampton defence only for his touch to be a bit heavy and goalkeeper Adam Smith managed to gather the ball just inside the area.

On 15 minutes the home side could have opened the scoring when striker Marc Richards headed straight at Weale when he probably should have done better when he had most of the goal to aim at.

Five minutes later Thomas took the ball of the left boot of Dickson just inside the area. Wirth the skipper ready to give Thomas a talking to, the Coventry loanee turned his marker to curl just wide of the far post.

With Yeovil having their best spell of the game the home side took the lead with ten minutes of the first half remaining.

From a Dickson corner the home side cleared and broke away quickly. The ball found its way to former Glover D’Ath who made no mistake in rounding Weale to slot home into the empty net.

The second half began with both sides struggling to get their foot the ball with the wind playing a big part in both team struggling with their passing.

The home side doubled their lead with just over ten minutes of the second half played. A cross from the right from Nicky Adams was met by captain Richards, who made no mistake in slotting home from close range.

On 63 minutes a corner from the right was swung in by Dickson onto the head of Cornick, but his header bounced back off the bar and the home side managed to clear away.

Despite the wind at their backs and slippery conditions the Glovers failed to test Smith in the Northampton goal and returned home empty handed.

Match Report : 28/11/2015

Town travelled to high-flying Northampton Town and returned to Huish Park empty handed following a 2-0 defeat.

Goals from former Glover Lawson D’Ath and striker Marc Richards was enough to secure the three points for The Cobblers.

Manager Paul Sturrock made three changes from the starting eleven that lost to Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday evening.

Matty Dolan, Francois Zoko and Ryan Bird dropped to bench to be replaced by George Thomas, Ryan Dickson and Josh Sheehan. New loan signing Christian Maghoma started his life as a Glover with a place on the bench.

Town started the game brightly and had the first chance of the match when Cornick got in behind the Northampton defence only for his touch to be a bit heavy and goalkeeper Adam Smith managed to gather the ball just inside the area.

On 15 minutes the home side could have opened the scoring when striker Marc Richards headed straight at Weale when he probably should have done better when he had most of the goal to aim at.

Five minutes later Thomas took the ball of the left boot of Dickson just inside the area. Wirth the skipper ready to give Thomas a talking to, the Coventry loanee turned his marker to curl just wide of the far post.

With Yeovil having their best spell of the game the home side took the lead with ten minutes of the first half remaining.

From a Dickson corner the home side cleared and broke away quickly. The ball found its way to former Glover D’Ath who made no mistake in rounding Weale to slot home into the empty net.

The second half began with both sides struggling to get their foot the ball with the wind playing a big part in both team struggling with their passing.

The home side doubled their lead with just over ten minutes of the second half played. A cross from the right from Nicky Adams was met by captain Richards, who made no mistake in slotting home from close range.

On 63 minutes a corner from the right was swung in by Dickson onto the head of Cornick, but his header bounced back off the bar and the home side managed to clear away.

Despite the wind at their backs and slippery conditions the Glovers failed to test Smith in the Northampton goal and returned home empty handed.

LAST FEW DAYS TO BID ON MATCH WORN POPPY SHIRTS

Town shirts worn by the players in the recent game against Stevenage are still up for auction. The auction ends at midday on Sunday 29th November.

Supporters can place a bid for any of the shirts from the list below by emailing KHurley@britishlegion.org.uk. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Current bids:

1 Krysiak £90

2 Tozer £70

3 Smith £50

4 Dolan £135

9 Bird £100

10 Jeffers £70

11 Dickson £65

12 Weale £100

17 Sowumni £50

19 Allen £55

20 Fogden £55

21 Lacey £65

22 Beck £50

23 Cornick £120

24 Roberts £55

26 Ward £100

28 Bassett £55

• Auction closes midday on Sunday 29th November 2015.

• P&P will be extra should you require it.

PREVIEW: NORTHAMPTON TOWN V YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League Two action this coming Saturday when the Glovers travel to Northampton Town.

‘Cobblers’, I hear you cry… no, it’s true, it really is Northampton away this weekend.

Yeovil are sitting rock bottom of the Football League following defeat to Wycombe last Tuesday.

The 1-0 loss broke a streak of four games undefeated. Positive results from Dagenham and Redbridge as well as Newport helped pile on the misery for Sturrock’s side and sent them to the very bottom spot with York City just above them.

There is a four point gap between 22nd and 21st so a win this weekend could not only see Yeovil jump above the two sides directly above them but also drag a number of sides back into the fray.

Manager, Paul Sturrock, admitted some errors with team selection in midweek and so there could be changes for the third game in a week.

There has been some positive news in the transfer market this week, Coventry’s George Thomas extended his stay until early January and Tottenham Hotspur defender Christian Maghoma has signed for a month long stay, too.

Maghoma joins an illustrious list of Spurs loanees at Huish Park following the likes of Andros Townsend, Ryan Mason and Steven Caulker.

In addition to that, the injury news is starting to look a little brighter with Sturrock revealing that Jack Compton may well only miss this upcoming game before being available soon after, much the same applies to Marc Laird.

Simon Gillett posted a picture on social media of him increasing his rehab at St Georges centre alongside Exeter (and former Glovers) winger, Arron Davies.

Northampton Town are having a rollercoaster season, the threat of winding up petitions, administration, lack of pay and plenty of other off-the-field problems could have been enough to distract their players, but quite the opposite has occurred.

Manager Chris Wilder has guided his side to third in the table and sit inside the automatic promotion spots.

Their form is as good as any side’s right now winning six of their last seven including a win over their former tenants, Coventry City in the FA Cup.

On Tuesday they completed a pair of 2-1 away wins beating Crawley just three days after going to Notts County and getting the same result.

Tuesday’s victory was all the more impressive considering they played the final half an hour with just ten men after former Yeovil defender Brendan Moloney was sent off.

Moloney would have been one of three former Glovers to play against their former employers but that title will be held by just Sam Hoskins and one time loanee Lawdon D’Ath.

The positive results were backed up by the news that former Oxford Chairman Kelvin Thomas has completed a deal and the takeover will go through before the weekend.

Yeovil are hoping to head to Sixfields and be the party poopers as Northampton start their new era under new leadership.

You can be there to cheer on the side as the Glovers look to turn a corner in the season, see below for all the ticket information.

Last time we met

The two teams haven’t met each other since the 2008/09 season.

In late march of 2009, the sides met with Yeovil wallowing in the relegation zone of League One needing a result to get out of the bottom three.

In a scene not too dissimilar from this Saturday’s circumstances, Yeovil rallied and ground out a vital 1-0 win.

A single Jon Obika strike was enough to split the two teams.

In the first fixture between the two that season, the result went the other way and the Cobblers came out on top with a 3-0 win.

That victory is the only one for the Cobblers in the head-to-head since they did the double over Yeovil in the 2003/04 season.

There have been four draws and three Yeovil wins since then.

Tickets

Tickets for the game are available in advance if purchased today (Friday) and on the day at the ground.

Adults are set at £20, but all prices including those for Over 65 (£18) and Under 18s (£8) will rise by £2 on match day.

Commentary and Social Media

Commentary for all of Yeovil Town’s matches can be heard through the online club service Glovers Player, you can sign up for this by clicking HERE!

BBC Radio will also have full match commentary of the Green and White’s matches, stay tuned to your local station for all the details.

Stay tuned to all things Yeovil Town through the club’s social media outlets.

YTFC can be found on TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM and even SNAPCHAT just search for @YTFC or click on the links provided. Use the Hashtag #YTFC across all platforms to make sure you connect with other Glovers fans the world over.

20% OFF IN CLUB SHOP FOR BLACK FRIDAY!

Today is know as ‘Black Friday’ – the biggest shopping day of the year – and at Huish Park we are helping you get your Christmas presents early with a great offer.of 20% EVERYTHING in the club shop!

The offer is available today and on Monday 30th November and is available in store and via telephone only. The offer will be available on every item from shirts to the new Football Manager 2016 game.

To take advantage of this offer head to the club shop at Huish Park or call 01935 847877.

CHRISTIAN MAGHOMA JOINS YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town have completed the loan signing of Christian Maghoma.

The defender has joined the Glovers from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur and will remain at Huish Park until January 2nd.

tottenhamhotspur.com says: ‘He impressed up against experienced striker Gary Hooper on his Barclays Under-21 Premier League debut at Norwich in October, 2014, and by the end of the season he’d made six starts at that level, scoring a header in a 2-0 win over Fulham at White Hart Lane in May, 2015.’

To view an interview with our new signing click here.

YEOVIL SHORTLISTED FOR TEAM OF THE ROUND AWARD

Yeovil Town have earned themselves a chance to collect some pre-Christmas silverware after being nominated for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Team of the Round prize.

Paul Sturrock’s side have been shortlisted for the award after shocking Sky Bet League 1 high-flyers Gillingham in the Area Quarter-Finals. Yeovil held their nerve to win the penalty shoot-out 5-4 after the tie had ended 1-1 after 90 minutes, Harry Cornick grabbing the all-important goal for the Somerset club.

Millwall and Morecambe have also been nominated for the Team of the Round award in what is Johnstone’s Paint’s tenth season of sponsoring the Football League Trophy.

The winning team is set to be selected by a panel of judges over the coming days and will receive a supply of Johnstone’s Paint to utilise on a club project, as well as a trophy.

Richard Mazurkiewicz, marketing manager for Johnstone’s Trade, said: “It was a fantastic performance from Yeovil to knock out a Gillingham side doing extremely well in Sky Bet League 1, especially as it was away from home.

“Yeovil, Millwall and Morecambe all produced results worthy of winning the Team of the Round award and the judges will have a very difficult decision deciding on one winner.”

Millwall’s nomination came on the back of an eight-goal thriller at Sky Bet League 2 leaders Plymouth Argyle. A Lee Gregory hat-trick paved the way for a 5-3 triumph for the Lions, with Mark Beevers and Aiden O’Brien also on target for the visitors.

Morecambe were another team to win on the road against higher-ranked opposition, Paul Mullin’s first half strike enough to seal a 1-0 triumph at Rochdale.

Johnstone’s Paint has been bringing colour to the beautiful game since it began sponsoring the Football League Trophy in 2006.

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V WYCOMBE WANDERERS

Yeovil’s winless run at home continued with a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Wycombe, leaving the Glovers still inside the relegation zone.

Luke O’Nien’s powerful shot from twenty yards twenty minutes from time was enough for the Chairboys to steal all three points from Huish Park, after Chris Weale had kept them at bay for most of the game.

Ryan Bird’s volley at Matt Ingram in the first half was the closest the Glovers came, and attention now turns to the away tie at Northampton this Saturday.

On a cold and windy night at Huish Park, it was the visitors who had the first real chance. A Wycombe cross was headed clear by Alex Lacey, only going as far as the edge of the box to Matt Bloomfield, whose shot flew high and wide into the home terrace.

But the Chairboys were much more threatening on 16 minutes. A long ball forward was sliced by Lacey and let Garry Thompson clean through on goal, but the striker’s sidefoot shot was saved well by Chris Weale.

The resulting corner into the Yeovil found the head of Thompson who had wriggled clear of his marker, but there on the post was Harry Cornick to clear it off the line and away to safety.

Wycombe thought they had won a penalty two minutes after. O’Nien weaved his way through the box and fell over as he tried to round Weale; Darren Deadman waved away the appeals, but booked Ben Tozer for his involvement in an off-the-ball disagreement in the moments after.

Yeovil had their first big chance ten minutes before half time. Francois Zoko raced down the right wing and whipped the ball towards Ryan Bird at the far post, but his volley was pushed away by Matt Ingram from point blank range.

But as half-time drew closer , it was Chris Weale who ensured both teams went in level. Patient play by the visitors worked Thompson into the box, but the Glovers keeper once again foiled the former Notts County man.

Yeovil made their attacking intent obvious from the start. Harry Cornick caught the Chairboy defence cold, cutting inside off the left wing at speed and hit a shot with real venom, only for Matt Ingram to catch comfortably.

The lively Francois Zoko then danced his way towards goal only for Aaron Pierre to stop the Ivorian advancing into the box, picking up a card for his troubles. Matty Dolan hit a powerful shot from the layoff, but Wycombe got bodies in the way and cleared to safety.

But Wycombe would break down the deadlock with twenty minutes left. An attack on the left wing by substitute Aaron Amadi-Holloway was laid off to  O’Nien twenty yards out. The midfielder curled into the top corner past the diving Weale, to score the first Chairboys goal at Huish Park since 2005.

With time running out, Yeovil had to attack. A run by George Thomas towards goal cause the Wycombe to backtrack but his pass found substitute Ryan Dickson in space, only for Ingram to get down to the wingers low drive.

It was desperation stuff into five minutes of injury time, and a freekick high into the Wycombe box fell to George Thomas who turned and shot, only for the Chairboys defence to survive and consign Yeovil to another disappointing result in front of the home faithful.

Attendance: 2963, 154 away

Yeovil (4-4-2): Weale- Roberts, Lacey, Ward, Smith (c)- Fogden, Dolan (Dickson 60’), Tozer, Cornick- Zoko (Thomas 73’), Bird (Jeffers 77’)

Wycombe (4-4-2): Ingram- McCarthy, Pierre, Stewart, Jombati- Harriman, O’Nien, Bloomfield, Wood- Thompson (Amadi-Holloway 60’ ), Hayes (c) (Kretzschmar 71’)

Match Report : 24/11/2015

Yeovil’s winless run at home continued with a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Wycombe, leaving the Glovers still inside the relegation zone.

Luke O’Nien’s powerful shot from twenty yards twenty minutes from time was enough for the Chairboys to steal all three points from Huish Park, after Chris Weale had kept them at bay for most of the game.

Ryan Bird’s volley at Matt Ingram in the first half was the closest the Glovers came, and attention now turns to the away tie at Northampton this Saturday.

On a cold and windy night at Huish Park, it was the visitors who had the first real chance. A Wycombe cross was headed clear by Alex Lacey, only going as far as the edge of the box to Matt Bloomfield, whose shot flew high and wide into the home terrace.

But the Chairboys were much more threatening on 16 minutes. A long ball forward was sliced by Lacey and let Garry Thompson clean through on goal, but the striker’s sidefoot shot was saved well by Chris Weale.

The resulting corner into the Yeovil found the head of Thompson who had wriggled clear of his marker, but there on the post was Harry Cornick to clear it off the line and away to safety.

Wycombe thought they had won a penalty two minutes after. O’Nien weaved his way through the box and fell over as he tried to round Weale; Darren Deadman waved away the appeals, but booked Ben Tozer for his involvement in an off-the-ball disagreement in the moments after.

Yeovil had their first big chance ten minutes before half time. Francois Zoko raced down the right wing and whipped the ball towards Ryan Bird at the far post, but his volley was pushed away by Matt Ingram from point blank range.

But as half-time drew closer , it was Chris Weale who ensured both teams went in level. Patient play by the visitors worked Thompson into the box, but the Glovers keeper once again foiled the former Notts County man.

Yeovil made their attacking intent obvious from the start. Harry Cornick caught the Chairboy defence cold, cutting inside off the left wing at speed and hit a shot with real venom, only for Matt Ingram to catch comfortably.

The lively Francois Zoko then danced his way towards goal only for Aaron Pierre to stop the Ivorian advancing into the box, picking up a card for his troubles. Matty Dolan hit a powerful shot from the layoff, but Wycombe got bodies in the way and cleared to safety.

But Wycombe would break down the deadlock with twenty minutes left. An attack on the left wing by substitute Aaron Amadi-Holloway was laid off to  O’Nien twenty yards out. The midfielder curled into the top corner past the diving Weale, to score the first Chairboys goal at Huish Park since 2005.

With time running out, Yeovil had to attack. A run by George Thomas towards goal cause the Wycombe to backtrack but his pass found substitute Ryan Dickson in space, only for Ingram to get down to the wingers low drive.

It was desperation stuff into five minutes of injury time, and a freekick high into the Wycombe box fell to George Thomas who turned and shot, only for the Chairboys defence to survive and consign Yeovil to another disappointing result in front of the home faithful.

STURROCK TARGETS MAXIMUM HUISH HAUL


Manager Paul Sturrock says that the clash against Wycome tonight is an important game in the race to get out of the League Two relegation places.

With the Glovers coming off the back of a clean sheet away at Newport and improving of late, Sturrock now believes it is time to start winning at Huish Park and climb the table.

He said, “It’s an important game for us, I said on Saturday ‘draw your away games, win your home games’. We’ve got to start to winning.

“We got to get a win on the board as quickly as possible, and if the players take on the plan we’ll get the three points we need.”

“We’ve worked very hard defensively as a unit, as an eleven. I’m very pleased in how the players have responded to that, but now we’ve got to be the offensive team, we’re the home team. So we’re going to working on things today ahead of the game, and get ourselves ready for the challenge tonight.

The Chairboys reached the League Two Playoff final last campaign, but a last minute extra-time equaliser from Southend led to a heart-breaking penalty defeat and meant that they would not be playing League One football this season.

And Sturrock has warned that despite being midtable, they are a much better side than their position suggests, and could be suffering from a playoff defeat hangover.

He explained sympathetically, “Wycombe were almost in League One last season; I can imagine it’s been a difficult pill to swallow for them.

“Imagine being one minute away from being in League One, to all of a sudden still being in League Two.

“I don’t think they’ve settled properly for the season, they’re a much better side than some of their results have shown. They’ve got a wealth of experience in their team, so I’m expecting a tough game.”

Whilst the currently injured duo of Simon Gillett and Kevin Dawson are described by the manager as being “a fair distance away” from returning, one player who may start is new signing Francois Zoko.

The Ivorian striker made his Glovers debut against Newport at the weekend, and his manager is looking forward to seeing him settle into the team.

On Zoko, Sturrock said “Francois has got the right ingredients for what I’m looking for.

“Fitness may be a problem, I think it showed on Saturday and it was the right call to take him off, but he’ll build up. He’s a very professional man, a model professional, and it won’t take him long.”

With the emergency loan window closing this week, many fans may be eagerly wondering whether there may a new face through the door at Huish Park.

And, although Sturrock wants to see the injured players return to action, he admitted there could be one more coming in.

The manager said, “We just want to get healthy. I could bring loans in, and all of a sudden we have players back, and we have to change everything again. I think there may be one, but we’ll wait and see on that one.”

FRANCOIS ZOKO HAPPY TO BE AT HUISH PARK

Yeovil’s latest signing Francois Zoko is feeling confident he can help the Glovers push up the table, after his whirlwind start to life in Somerset.

Zoko is likely to feature in his first game in front of the Huish Park faithful after making his full debut in the 0-0 draw against Newport County at the weekend, playing seventy minutes just a day after signing a short term deal with the Glovers.

But the striker wasn’t fazed at all about the lack of training time to jump straight into action, and feels that the best way to get going physically is playing matches.

The Ivorian explained, “It was a quick start! I signed here Friday and played on Saturday, but this is what I needed. I needed to be in straight away.

“Playing 70 minutes for me is better than two training sessions. For the next game I’ll be in a good condition, I’ll manage it and I’m happy about it. My fitness is not bad, but match fitness is the best thing for a professional footballer, so it’ll take some games but I’ll try my best to score or do something good.”

Zoko had some options to choose from before committing to his short-term future in Somerset, and ironically one of them would be the team he’d make his Glovers debut against: Newport!

But the forward said he took time to make sure that this next step was the right one for him and his career, and says that manager Paul Sturrock was a massive influence in his decision.

“I’m very happy to be here,” said the 32 year old. “It’s been a long time, I’ve been looking for something to give me this feeling, you know, to wake up to go to training and be happy. I spoke with the manager and it was good. I had some choices but I wanted to come here.”

“I knew about the manager through somebody who worked with him, and I felt really good about it. When you go somewhere as a player, it’s not just knowing about the club but I want to know who I’m working with, and this makes a difference.

“I know a bit about the club too and I see some quality players, I think I can get going and go from there.”

 

After arriving in England initially on trial at Carlisle in 2010, Yeovil are Zoko’s sixth English club, and despite spells in France, Belgium and Turkey, it is definitely here where the Ivorian feels most comfortable.

The striker explained, ‘This will be my sixth season in England; I have played in Turkey, Belgium and in France but not as a professional. I was in the academy (in France), but I have played here the most.

"I understand the English game now, I know with my experience I can help too and I am really confident about what I can do here. 

He jokingly concluded, “So from my point of view, I am an ‘English’ player!”

PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V WYCOMBE WANDERERS

Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League Two action on Tuesday night when the Glovers host Wycombe Wanderers at Huish Park with a 7:45pm kick off.

Tickets for the game are still available to all Glovers fans, details can be found in the ‘Tickets’ section of this preview.

The Glovers come back to Huish Park off the back of a four match unbeaten streak that has taken in two different cup competitions as well a couple of league fixtures.

The win of Maidstone with just nine men was followed by progression in the JPT defeating League One high flyers Gillingham on penalties.

Back in League action and Yeovil have drawn two consecutive games against Stevenage and Newport, keeping two sides in and around them within striking distance.

A win this Tuesday could elevate Yeovil out of the bottom two and on the path to recovery.

A Yeovil preview wouldn’t quite be the same without some injury news, so here’s the doctor’s notes from this week.

We know there are four long term absentees; Kevin Dawson and Simon Gillett are on track for a return sometime around the new year while Omar Sowunmi and Jordan Gibbons have both had surgery and are looking at a two or three month spell on the sidelines.

That leaves Marc Laird and Jack Compton as shorter term issues, both are back in training this week and if a place in the match day squad opens up one of these could fill in and mark their return.

Of course, there have been the recent additions of Darren Ward and Francois Zoko who have joined on short term deals.

Finally, Jakub Sokolik has now completed his three game spell out through suspension and is available for selection again.

Wycombe’s form has seen them drop to 11th in the table, with 26 points on the board, but they have only recorded a single league victory since a 1-0 win over Cambridge back in September.

They have lost out to Northampton, Stevenage and Newport whilst drawing against Carlisle, and on Saturday, Wimbledon.

Wimbledon did salvage their draw in the dying minutes at the weekend, Ade Azeez scoring deep into added on time after Jason McCarthy had scored, what looked like being, the winner.

McCarthy, on loan from Southampton, had earlier in the week extended his loan spell at Adam’s Park.

Despite that, Wycombe failed to name a full bench on Saturday and with Michael Harriman one yellow card away from suspension, they could be thin on numbers of the next couple of games.

As you’ll read below, Yeovil have an excellent record over Wycombe and you can be at Huish Park to see if that record can continue this coming Tuesday night.

Last time we met

The two teams haven’t crossed paths since the season that saw Yeovil promoted out of League One, but it wasn’t a match for three points, rather it was the Johnstones Paint Trophy which pitted the two teams together.

In the southern area quarter final, Yeovil overcame Wanderers by a score of 2-0, goals from Ed Upson and Sam Foley sending the Glovers through to face Leyton Orient in the semi-finals.

Prior to that, the season before, the two teams met and on both occasions Yeovil came out on top.

It was a 1-0 win at Huish Park and a 3-2 win for the Glovers away from home.

In fact, Yeovil’s record in this fixture is pretty good, Wycombe haven’t won since the early 1990’s and Yeovil have won five out of the six league meetings as well as that aforementioned JPT game.

They couldn’t even record a win in a 2010 friendly game between the two sides.

Tickets

Tickets for Tuesday’s game are available from the three usual sources right up until kick off.

The easiest way is to click HERE and order online, you’ll be able to pick up the tickets on the night, alternatively, call 01935 847888 and speak to an operator who process the transaction for you.

Finally, you can come down in person, right up until kick off and pay one of the ticket office staff!

Commentary and Social Media

Commentary for all of Yeovil Town’s matches can be heard through the online club service Glovers Player, you can sign up for this by clicking HERE!

BBC Radio will also have full match commentary of the Green and White’s matches, stay tuned to your local station for all the details.

Stay tuned to all things Yeovil Town through the club’s social media outlets.

YTFC can be found on TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM and even SNAPCHAT just search for @YTFC or click on the links provided. Use the Hashtag #YTFC across all platforms to make sure you connect with other Glovers fans the world over.

WEALE COMMENDS CLEAN SHEET EFFORT


Goalkeeper Chris Weale says he was delighted with the team’s defensive display on Saturday, as the Glovers held on for a point away at Newport County.

The draw at Rodney Parade against the Exiles was the first point away from Huish Park since the 0-0 draw against Portsmouth at Fratton Park at the start of October, and keeps the Glovers in touching distance with both York City and Saturday’s opponents.

Weale played a big part in the shutout but was happy with the whole team’s efforts in stopping the fellow strugglers from gaining vital points.

Speaking to our official Youtube channel after the game the keeper explained, “I’m pleased to keep a clean sheet, obviously. We defended well, played some good football and created some good chances.

“The second half we were under the cosh a bit, but that’s what you expect away from home.”

On his saves, particularly from Scot Bennett and Scott Barrow, “It’s what I’m here to do. Obviously I am pleased to make saves but as a team collectively it’s great to keep a clean sheet. I am pleased since I have come back in with my performances and enjoying playing my football.”

Since the end of last season, the former Leicester stopper has combined playing duties with coaching the other goalkeepers at the club, gaining a close relationship with fellow first team keeper Artur Krysiak.

Weale has mainly played second fiddle to Krysiak so far this season, but explained that the Pole has been really supportive of him since losing the number one shirt after his sending off in the 1-0 win over Maidstone in the FA Cup.

“I have been really pleased and impressed with his (Artur’s) performances,” explained Weale. “He mentioned himself that he was not happy with some of his games before his sending off but as a goalkeeper you are going to go through those dips 14, 15 games into a 46 game season.”

“But (on the whole) his performances have been up there. He is working hard and his attitude is brilliant and we work well together. He is very supportive of me and I am the same back.”

Having been at the club during the rise into the Football League, Weale is desperate for the team to improve and push up the table with the Glovers sitting just inside the relegation places, but only a point away from the team just outside of the drop-zone, York.

He explained, “No one wants to see the club back in the conference. I will work personally hard as I can to keep Yeovil in the football league, and as you’ve seen in the last few games we are a much better team than what our league position says we are.

“We need to start converting that into results and points. Hopefully a couple months after Christmas, we will be a lot more comfortable and maybe sitting midtable. But in terms of our performances in the last four games it is much more promising.”

MATCHWORN POPPY SHIRTS STILL UP FOR AUCTION

Town shirts worn by the players in the recent game against Stevenage are still up for auction.

Supporters can place a bid for any of the shirts from the list below by emailing KHurley@britishlegion.org.uk. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Current bids:

Krysiak – £65           

Tozer –  – £50           

Smith – £50               

Dolan – £135       

Bird – £60

Jeffers – £50               

Dickson – £65           

Weale – £100           

Sowumni – £50           

Allen – £50           

Fogden – £50           

Lacey – £50       

Beck – £50           

Cornick – £50

Roberts – £50       

Ward – £100

Bassett – £50

• Auction closes midday on Sunday 29th November 2015.

• P&P will be extra should you require it.

REPORT: NEWPORT COUNTY V YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town headed to Wales to take on Newport County and returned back over the bridge with a point following a 0-0 draw at Rodney Parade.

Town manager Paul Sturrock named new signing Francois Zoko in his starting eleven. He also welcomed back to the bench Josh Sheehan and George Thomas back into the squad after their international duties with Wales.

Town started the game brightly and could have found themselves a goal up after just three minutes when Harry Cornick’s header from a Matty Dolan free-kick came back off the cross bar with keeper Day beaten.

Just two minutes later and at the other end Newport broke quickly from a Town attack, but Ansah’s shot was well blocked by Roberts just inside the area.

On twenty minutes and with the home side having more possession Town had Lacey to thank for a well timed block to deny Rodman.

Second later the home side had a very strong penalty claims waved away by referee Heywood. Striker Ansah managed to wiggle his way through the Town defence only to appear to be fouled by Weale, but referee Heywood gave the Glovers a free-kick, much to the dismay of the home fans.

New signing Zoko started to get himself into the game and was linking up well with Bird with some intelligent passes through the back line of Newport.

With five minutes of the first half remaining the home side had their best chance of the half when Rodman latched onto a neat through ball, but Weale was quick off his line to make a good save with his left foot.

Zoko nearly opened his Town account right on half time when he met a great Roberts cross with his head, only to see his effort go over the bar.

Two minutes into the second half Bird created room for himself in the area to unleash a right footed volley at goal, but with Day scrambling the shot went wide.

At the other end Weale was called into action to make a superb save at point blank range to deny Barrow a certain goal.

With the home side enjoying the majority of the play the home side’s skipper Byrne had a shot from just outside the area. With Weale scrambling across his goal, Byrne’s shot curled wide of the target and out for a goal kick.

Weale was again called into action from a Newport corner when he got down low to deny Barrow a certain goal. Barrow’s run was found from the corner and his touch was goal bound before Weale got down low to right to get a firm hand on the ball to deny the hosts.

Cornick nearly opened the scoring with just over five minutes remaining when he met a Tozer cross with his head, only to see Day deny him with a fine finger tip save.

Match Report : 21/11/2015

Yeovil Town headed to Wales to take on Newport County and returned back over the bridge with a point following a 0-0 draw at Rodney Parade.

Town manager Paul Sturrock named new signing Francois Zoko in his starting eleven. He also welcomed back to the bench Josh Sheehan and George Thomas back into the squad after their international duties with Wales.

Town started the game brightly and could have found themselves a goal up after just three minutes when Harry Cornick’s header from a Matty Dolan free-kick came back off the cross bar with keeper Day beaten.

Just two minutes later and at the other end Newport broke quickly from a Town attack, but Ansah’s shot was well blocked by Roberts just inside the area.

On twenty minutes and with the home side having more possession Town had Lacey to thank for a well timed block to deny Rodman.

Second later the home side had a very strong penalty claims waved away by referee Heywood. Striker Ansah managed to wiggle his way through the Town defence only to appear to be fouled by Weale, but referee Heywood gave the Glovers a free-kick, much to the dismay of the home fans.

New signing Zoko started to get himself into the game and was linking up well with Bird with some intelligent passes through the back line of Newport.

With five minutes of the first half remaining the home side had their best chance of the half when Rodman latched onto a neat through ball, but Weale was quick off his line to make a good save with his left foot.

Zoko nearly opened his Town account right on half time when he met a great Roberts cross with his head, only to see his effort go over the bar.

Two minutes into the second half Bird created room for himself in the area to unleash a right footed volley at goal, but with Day scrambling the shot went wide.

At the other end Weale was called into action to make a superb save at point blank range to deny Barrow a certain goal.

With the home side enjoying the majority of the play the home side’s skipper Byrne had a shot from just outside the area. With Weale scrambling across his goal, Byrne’s shot curled wide of the target and out for a goal kick.

Weale was again called into action from a Newport corner when he got down low to deny Barrow a certain goal. Barrow’s run was found from the corner and his touch was goal bound before Weale got down low to right to get a firm hand on the ball to deny the hosts.

Cornick nearly opened the scoring with just over five minutes remaining when he met a Tozer cross with his head, only to see Day deny him with a fine finger tip save.

FRANCOIS ZOKO SIGNS FOR THE GLOVERS

Yeovil Town have signed Francois Zoko on a deal until January 20th.

Striker Zoko signed his deal at Huish Park yesterday and will be in today’s squad to face Newport County.

Francios started his career at Nancy in 2001 before spells at Laval, Mons, Hacettepe Spor Kulübü and KV Oostende.

In 2010 the 32-year-old joined Carlisle United where he scored 19 goals for the Cumbrians. After a two-year stay in Cumbria he joined Notts County, scoring seven goals.

Following his departure from Notts County he signed a deal with Stevenage. He made an instant impact for Stevenage, scoring on his debut against MK Dons.

In the summer of 2014 Francios joined Blackpool before joining Bradford City for a loan spell.

TICKETS: PLYMOUTH ARGYLE V YEOVIL TOWN

Tickets for Town’s Boxing day fixture with Plymouth Argyle are now on sale from Huish Park.

Prices for the fixture at Home Park are as follows:

Adults – £20

Over 65’s/Students -£15

Under 18’s – £7

Family Ticket £25 (Adult £20 +  Junior £5)

Ambulant disabled – pay relevant age rate with carer FOC

 

Wheelchair bays and accompanying carer tickets will need to be booked directly from the Plymouth ticket office on 0845 872 3335

 

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

 

The club have a limited allocation of tickets for Plymouths Family Area which allows  access to a family friendly concourse. Tickets in this area are strictly for families or groups of supporters accompanying children.

To order your tickets please call the ticket office on 01935 847888.

PREVIEW: NEWPORT COUNTY V YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League Two action this coming Saturday with a trip to Newport County.

The Glovers are looking to extend an unbeaten run that already stretches three matches across three different competitions.

The FA Cup victory against Maidstone was backed up with a penalty shoot-out win over League One Gillingham Town in the JPT and a draw at home to Stevenage in the League.

The upturn in form has coincided with a return to the side of many injured players.

Ben Tozer has returned to action, as has skipper Ryan Dickson.

All of these, alongside the likes of Wes Fogden and Alex Lacey getting progressively fitter and new signing Darren Ward slotting into the back four with ease things are looking up.

This week saw the news Connor Roberts has once again extended his stay at Yeovil and the Swansea loanee will be hoping to continue impressing at full back.

Saturday will also see the return of two international loanees who have been away with their countries.

Swansea midfielder Josh Sheehan and Coventry’s George Thomas are both returning from spells with their Under 21s.

That still only leaves four loanees in the squad and that does leave room for one more if Paul Sturrock can do the right deal there could be an extra name on the team sheet come 3pm on Saturday.

Jakub Sokolik will serve the final game of his three match suspension and will be one who misses out.

Newport are just two places above the Glovers in the table but there is four points between the sides, a win for Yeovil will take them within one positive result away from leapfrogging their opponents.

Unlike Yeovil, County were in action this past midweek, they hosted Brackley Town in an FA Cup replay and comfortably progressed through 4-1 on the night.

Goals came in regular intervals during the match and they were kicked off in the first minute by the man they call “The Shop”, Lenell John-Lewis.

Prior to this victory they have been on an incredible run of three straight 2-2 draws.

They have drawn a ‘desmond’, against Accrington and Northampton in the League as well as in the first tie of the FA Cup first round match against Brackley.

The County’s last league win came almost a month ago against Bristol Rovers with another 4-1 win.

The team news from County is that on loan Aston Villa defender Janoi Donacien has an ankle injury and will be monitored in the build up to the game.

There could be a first start for Andrew Hughes who has been missing for nearly a year with a knee injury.

Hughes has made the bench for the last two games but is yet to make his starting eleven bow.

Saturday’s fixture is an important meeting of two sides down at the wrong end of the table and both will see as a chance to get up and away from the dreaded drop zone.

See below for all the ticket details and how you can be there to support the side.

If you can’t make it across the Welsh border then click HERE to see all the ticket options for the upcoming home games.

Last time we met

This Saturday’s fixture is the first competitive meeting of the two sides since the late 1980’s, incredibly, despite both sides bouncing around non-league and the Football League the two sides have yet to cross paths.

There have been two friendly games between the sides, one in 2001 and more recently in the build up to the 2012/13 season.

In that game, Yeovil won away from home with goals from Gozie Ugwu, Reuben Reid and Nathan Ralph.

Tickets

Tickets for the game are available for away fans both in advance and on the day.

Contact the Yeovil Town ticket office for full details and to buy in advance, if you are travelling on the day, note that most tickets will rise in price by £2.

Adults are £19, Concessions £15, Under 16s £9 and Under 12s are £7 when purchased ahead of game day.

Commentary and Social Media

Commentary for all of Yeovil Town’s matches can be heard through the online club service Glovers Player, you can sign up for this by clicking HERE!

BBC Radio will also have full match commentary of the Green and White’s matches, stay tuned to your local station for all the details.

Stay tuned to all things Yeovil Town through the club’s social media outlets.

YTFC can be found on TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM and even SNAPCHAT just search for @YTFC or click on the links provided. Use the Hashtag #YTFC across all platforms to make sure you connect with other Glovers fans the world over.

ACADEMY EXIT FA YOUTH CUP AFTER PENALTY SHOOT OUT

Town exited the FA Youth Cup after a dramatic 7-6 penalty shoot out defeat at the hands of Met Police.

It took 18 penalties for the shoot out to be decided with Arthur Warren the unfortunate Town player to miss in sudden death.

The game started evenly with both team struggling to get a control of the open stages. It was Town who started to take control and after 15 minutes the home side had a string penalty claim turned away by referee Ogles after Akinuli was upended in the box.

The second half began with the home side on the front foot and they nearly opened the scoring when Warren hit the post from close range before The Met cleared away.

With five minutes of the first half played The Met took the lead when Ethan Chislett was fouled in the area. Up stepped Luke Brant, who sent Needle the wrong way to give the visitors the lead.

The Met held the lead until the 89th minute when the Glovers equalized. A Bassett free-kick was palmed away by keeper Lunn into the path of substitute Dion Macfoy-Johnston, who made no mistake in smashing the loose ball home from close range.

Extra time passed with little action until the final seconds when Tane Caubo raced clear only to be denied by a fantastic save by James Needle.

With 17 penalties being taken and the score at 7-6 to The Met, Arthur Warren stepped up for Town, only to see his penalty hit the bar and bounce out away from the goal line.

DATE AND PRICES SET FOR JOHNSTONE’S PAINT TROPHY TIE


Ticket prices for Town’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Southern Section Semi-Final against Oxford United have been set.

The match has been scheduled to be played on Tuesday 8th December with kick off being 7:45pm.

Prices for the fixture are as follows:

Adults – £15

Over 65, Under 18 and Students in full time education – £10

Under 13 – £5

Under 7 – FREE if purchased with a paying adult.

Tickets will be on sale from Huish Park when they are received from Oxford United.

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YOUTH TEAM IN CUP ACTION TONIGHT

Yeovil Town under 18’s are in FA Youth Cup second round action tongiht.

Dave Byrne’s side will take on Metropolitan Police at Huish Park in a 7pm kick off.

Tickets will be priced at £4 for adults and £2 for concessions and are available from the ticket office until kick off.

The winners of the tie will face a trip to face Burnley in the third round.

The Club Shop will be open until 7pm tonight for fans to start their Christmas shopping.

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FA CUP TICKETS: YEOVIL TOWN V STEVENAGE

Tickets for Town’s FA Cup Second Round tie against Stevenage are now on sale from Huish Park.

The clash against Teddy Sheringham’s side will kick off at 3pm on Saturday 5th December.

Season Ticket holders will have until 27th November claim their seat for the clash. All other seats and terrace tickets are now on general sale.

Prices are as follows:
Adults – £15

Seniors (65 and over) – £10

Young Person (16-21) – £10

Juniors (Under 16) – £5

To book your tickets call the Ticket Office on 01935 847888 or visit the ticket office at Huish Park.

Should the match go to a replay the prices for the trip to Stevenage are as follows:

Seated
Adults – £20

Concessions – £17

Under 22 – £15

Under 12 – £5

Terrace
Adults – £15

Concessions – £13

Under 22 – £10

Under 12 – £5

TICKETS: NEWPORT COUNTY V YEOVIL TOWN

Tickets for Town’s trip Newport County are now on sale from the Ticket Office at Huish Park.

The fixture will kick off at 3pm on Saturday 21st November and the prices are as follows:

Adults – £19

Over 65’s and Under 21’s – £15

Under 16’s – £9

Under 12’s – £7

Under 6’s – FREE (when accompanied by a full paying adult or senior)

Adults, Over 65’s and under 21’s prices will increase by £2 on matchday.

To order your ticket call 01935 847888 or visit the Ticket Office at Huish Park.

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REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V STEVENAGE


Yeovil Town made it three games unbeaten this week with a point in a 2-2 draw against Stevenage this afternoon.

The Glovers twice took the lead through Harry Cornick and Shaun Jeffers but the visitors replied through Dean Wells and Tom Pett. Ryan Dickson struck the post just before the second equaliser; a goal then to make it 3-1 would surely have seen the Glovers hold on for only their second home win of the season. Instead, Paul Sturrock’s side remain in 23rd spot, gaining a point on York and Dagenham & Redbridge in the process. 

It was a blustery Huish Park that greeted the two teams at 2.55pm with a swirling wind and drizzle threatening all afternoon. Yeovil made just one change to the eleven that started against Gillingham on Tuesday night in the JPT, Ryan Bird coming in for Shaun Jeffers up front.

After the minute’s silence to remember the war fallen and the victims of the Paris terror attacks was impeccably observed, Yeovil almost made the dream start on three minutes. A long throw found Ryan Bird in space outside the box and his cheeky lob was only just kept out by Chris Day at the expense of a corner.

There were few chances in the first part of the opening period with Armand Gnanduillet and Steven Schumacher pulling shots wide as did Yeovil’s Ben Tozer, making his home debut. Stevenage increased the pressure on the home side, forcing several corners with Gnanduillet seeing his shot deflected for a corner and Chris Whelpdale’s header not testing Chris Weale.

As the half came to a close, the hosts began to threaten more with Connor Ogilvie heading a Matt Dolan header off the line and Bird firing way over. Late on, Dean Parrett caught Omar Sowunmi with a late challenge which earned him a yellow card and ended Sowunmi’s game early, Shaun Jeffers coming on at half time.

The second half exploded into life with three goals in the first twelve minutes. The first goal, on 51 minutes, was the pick of the match; Harry Cornick picking the ball up in midfield and cutting inside before rifling home from 25 yards.

The lead was to only last three minutes though as a corner swung in from the right found Dean Wells beyond the back post to fire home via the aid of a deflection.

But as quickly as Stevenage had levelled, they were behind again on 57 minutes. Matt Dolan swung in a corner and Jeffers met it with a perfect flick header to put Yeovil 2-1 up.

The game took on an end to end feel about it with chances at either end. Whelpdale went close with a header that dropped a foot wide while both Bird and Jeffers saw chances missed by equally narrowly wide.

Ryan Dickson came on for the injured Matt Dolan with eight minutes left and he almost produced the killer third goal. Harry Cornick’s sixty yard run was halted by a cynical challenge by Ogilvie, the defender earning a yellow card. From the free kick, Wes Fogden rolled the ball to Dickson whose left foot thunderbolt struck e base of the post and rolled away to safety.

Within a minute, insult was added to injury when Stevenage equalised. A controversial free kick was awarded wide on the right flank and Ogilvie’s inswinging delivery was met by Tom Pett’s back header into the net past the stretching Weale.

Schumacher was involved late on, getting a yellow card for a crude challenge in midfield then forcing Weale into the save of the match to deny him a goal from a free kick. In the sixth minute of stoppage time, another Schumacher effort sailed harmlessly over and the points were shared, probably a fair result, but Yeovil could so easily be celebrating a third successive win tonight.

Match Report : 14/11/2015


Yeovil Town made it three games unbeaten this week with a point in a 2-2 draw against Stevenage this afternoon.

The Glovers twice took the lead through Harry Cornick and Shaun Jeffers but the visitors replied through Dean Wells and Tom Pett. Ryan Dickson struck the post just before the second equaliser; a goal then to make it 3-1 would surely have seen the Glovers hold on for only their second home win of the season. Instead, Paul Sturrock’s side remain in 23rd spot, gaining a point on York and Dagenham & Redbridge in the process. 

It was a blustery Huish Park that greeted the two teams at 2.55pm with a swirling wind and drizzle threatening all afternoon. Yeovil made just one change to the eleven that started against Gillingham on Tuesday night in the JPT, Ryan Bird coming in for Shaun Jeffers up front.

After the minute’s silence to remember the war fallen and the victims of the Paris terror attacks was impeccably observed, Yeovil almost made the dream start on three minutes. A long throw found Ryan Bird in space outside the box and his cheeky lob was only just kept out by Chris Day at the expense of a corner.

There were few chances in the first part of the opening period with Armand Gnanduillet and Steven Schumacher pulling shots wide as did Yeovil’s Ben Tozer, making his home debut. Stevenage increased the pressure on the home side, forcing several corners with Gnanduillet seeing his shot deflected for a corner and Chris Whelpdale’s header not testing Chris Weale.

As the half came to a close, the hosts began to threaten more with Connor Ogilvie heading a Matt Dolan header off the line and Bird firing way over. Late on, Dean Parrett caught Omar Sowunmi with a late challenge which earned him a yellow card and ended Sowunmi’s game early, Shaun Jeffers coming on at half time.

The second half exploded into life with three goals in the first twelve minutes. The first goal, on 51 minutes, was the pick of the match; Harry Cornick picking the ball up in midfield and cutting inside before rifling home from 25 yards.

The lead was to only last three minutes though as a corner swung in from the right found Dean Wells beyond the back post to fire home via the aid of a deflection.

But as quickly as Stevenage had levelled, they were behind again on 57 minutes. Matt Dolan swung in a corner and Jeffers met it with a perfect flick header to put Yeovil 2-1 up.

The game took on an end to end feel about it with chances at either end. Whelpdale went close with a header that dropped a foot wide while both Bird and Jeffers saw chances missed by equally narrowly wide.

Ryan Dickson came on for the injured Matt Dolan with eight minutes left and he almost produced the killer third goal. Harry Cornick’s sixty yard run was halted by a cynical challenge by Ogilvie, the defender earning a yellow card. From the free kick, Wes Fogden rolled the ball to Dickson whose left foot thunderbolt struck e base of the post and rolled away to safety.

Within a minute, insult was added to injury when Stevenage equalised. A controversial free kick was awarded wide on the right flank and Ogilvie’s inswinging delivery was met by Tom Pett’s back header into the net past the stretching Weale.

Schumacher was involved late on, getting a yellow card for a crude challenge in midfield then forcing Weale into the save of the match to deny him a goal from a free kick. In the sixth minute of stoppage time, another Schumacher effort sailed harmlessly over and the points were shared, probably a fair result, but Yeovil could so easily be celebrating a third successive win tonight.

CHAIRMAN WELCOMES SUPPORTERS TRUST NEWS


Yeovil Town Chairman John Fry has welcomed the news that a group of Yeovil Town Supporters are setting up a working party with a view to forming a new Supporters Trust for the club.

 

Commenting on the proposals Mr Fry said: “We must remember that this club has had some of its most successful years being run by the present board, who have an excellent relationship with our two official supporter groups, The G&W Supporters Club and the Yeovil Town (DSA) Disabled Supporters Association.

                                  

"These Supporter Groups have through good and bad times shown tremendous commitment to Yeovil Town. I am proud to say our Supporters Clubs are well established and run by their committee members and can be relied upon to support the Club at both home and away games.

“Every season the G&W Supporters Club provide free of charge their help with numerous jobs around the stadium, which, over the years has saved the Club many thousands of pounds. These are the true supporters who deserve recognition and respect for the work they are already undertaking. I am therefore sure the G&W Supporter Club members will be at the heart of any Supporter Trust activity.      

                                                                                                                                 

“I have a very open and professional Board of Directors who are all long serving supporters of the Club. My Directors provide their expertise and time for free. As directors, we act as custodians of the Club, to ensure the business is run efficiently and effectively for our supporters. Other than obvious issues of confidentiality, my directors are encouraged to be transparent in their dealings with supporters and the press.

"It is therefore in the interest of my Directors and the Club, to have effective two way communications with our Supporter Clubs. I will ensure that this is the case.

 

“It is indeed encouraging that supporters are sufficiently active and enthusiastic about their club to get the ball rolling. I would be delighted to meet with the representatives from any of our Supporter Clubs at any time in the future.  

                   

“We all realise the results of late have been disappointing, but two Cup wins in the last seven days have lifted the mood around Huish Park and I am sure Paul Sturrock will turn things around, hopefully with three points against Stevenage at Huish Park today.

“Thank you for your support.”

PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V STEVENAGE

Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League Two action this coming Saturday at Huish Park when they host Stevenage with a 3pm kick off.

The Glovers are hoping that two positive results in cup competitions will rub off in the league and progress up the table.

Last Sunday, Yeovil progressed into the second round of the FA Cup with an impressive win over Maidstone United.

The poor quality 3G pitch was only the start of the problems, as both Jakub Sokolik and Artur Krysiak saw red for different incidents. Sokolik remains suspended but Krysiak is available for selection again.

Despite having just nine men, a single Wes Fodgen goal was enough to progress into Round Two where Yeovil will meet… today’s opponents, Stevenage, in early December.

Then, just 48 hours later, Yeovil progressed through to the Southern Section Semi Finals of the JPT with a win over League One side Gillingham.

Harry Cornick scored the only Glovers goal inside the 90 minutes, but following an equaliser the game went to penalties.

Yeovil converted all of their five; Connor Roberts netting the all-important fifth spot kick to seal the win.

As for Stevenage, their away form is pretty poor this season, of their eight games on the travel the Boro have won none, drawing four and losing four.

Their last game, the FA Cup first round saw them demolish Gillingham 3-0 but prior to that, it hasn’t all been going quite so smoothly.

A 5-1 defeat to Oxford was the last result they had in the league and that came off the back of a loss to cash-strapped Northampton and a draw at Plymouth.

Manager Teddy Sheringham has revealed that Goalkeeper Jesse Joronen will be missing for 4-6 weeks following his substitution late in the game at Gillingham.

The other man sure to be missing is Michael Tonge who will sit out due to suspension.

As for Yeovil, the fitness of the returning players Ben Tozer, Omar Sowunmi and Ryan Dickson will continue to be monitored as Paul Sturrock has said that he doesn’t want to push players through too much too quickly after having little to no training.

Elsewhere, Josh Sheehan and George Thomas are both away on international duty and will miss the game.

Two positive results has got the players buzzing again and transferring that form into the league is the number one priority.

You can be there on Saturday, see below for all the ticket details and follow the Glovers as they return to Huish Park with new vigour and returning squad members.

Last time we met

Yeovil and Stevenage have a long and colourful past crossing each other at just about every level from League One to non league and will meet in the middle, in League Two this Saturday.

The last meeting was during the 2012/13 season where Yeovil gained promotion to the Championship.

In April of the season, a 2-0 win at Broadhall Way saw the Glovers secure their play-off spot.

Goals from James Hayter and a fantastic effort from Sam Foley did the damage even if the away side had Dan Burn sent off for two bookable offences deep into added time.

Earlier the same season, the result was very different with a 3-1 Stevenage win in November.

Paddy Madden had scored an early equaliser but goals in the second half from Lucas Akins and James Dunne meant the result went the way of ‘Boro.

Possibly the most famous meeting of the two sides came back in 2002 when the sides played off in the FA Trophy final at Villa Park.

Yeovil won the game 2-0 thanks to goals from Carl Alford and Adam Stansfield helped the Glovers lift the trophy and begin an excellent decade of success.

In goal that day was Chris Weale, who thirteen years later, could once against take his place in the same fixture.

Tickets

Tickets for the fixture are available in three different ways.

Call the ticket office on 01935 847888 and speak to a member of staff, go online and purchase tickets to be collected on match day – CLICK HERE.

Or just come down in person either today (Friday) or tomorrow from 9am on match day.

Commentary and Social Media

Commentary for all of Yeovil Town’s matches can be heard through the online club service Glovers Player, you can sign up for this by clicking HERE!

BBC Radio will also have full match commentary of the Green and White’s matches, stay tuned to your local station for all the details.

Stay tuned to all things Yeovil Town through the club’s social media outlets.

YTFC can be found on TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM and even SNAPCHAT just search for @YTFC or click on the links provided. Use the Hashtag #YTFC across all platforms to make sure you connect with other Glovers fans the world over.

BABY AND TODDLER KITS NOW REDUCED TO JUST £25!

The Glovers Club Shop has now reduced the price of the baby and toddler replica kits.

Supporters can now make a saving ahead of Christmas on both home and away replica kits in baby and toddler sizes. With prices reduced by £10 to just £25.

If you can not make it in person to the club shop at Huish Park, you can always buy online by clicking here.

THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE TO BE RENAMED ENGLISH FOOTBALL LEAGUE

The Football League is to be re-named the English Football League as part of a comprehensive corporate and competition re-branding.
 

The new title, which will come into use at the conclusion of the current season and ahead of the 2016/17 campaign, will be shortened to EFL for everyday use across the game.

 

The EFL name will be accompanied by a stunning new visual identity featuring a dynamic circular arrangement of 72 balls in three swathes of 24, representing each of the League’s member clubs and the respective divisions they play in.

 

The new logo is just the fourth in the 127 year history of the world’s original league football competition and, for the first time, each club will be presented with its own bespoke version in its individual playing colours, ahead of the new season, for it to retain in perpetuity.

 

The Football League’s Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey said: "The new EFL name rightly emphasises the central role our clubs play at the heart of English professional football.

 

"In an increasingly challenging global sports market, it is absolutely essential that sports properties can project a modern identity that not only resonates with their regular audience but is also easily recognisable to a broader audience of potential fans, viewers and commercial partners.

 

"We believe the EFL name and brand will give our competitions an identity that is new and distinct, while at the same time retaining our unique heritage.  As such, it will be something that all fans can identify with – whether they be young or old, at home or abroad.

 

Harvey also confirmed that the League would be retaining the three existing divisional titles, “The Championship, League One and League Two divisional titles have proven popular with fans since their introduction in 2004 and have since been used by leagues in other countries and in other sports.  It is therefore our intention to incorporate them into the new EFL brand,” he said.

 

The introduction of the EFL name follows a thorough process of consultation that included detailed surveys, interviews and focus groups with clubs, stakeholders, commercial partners and more than 18,000 football supporters.   Consultees included the Football Association, the Premier League, the Professional Footballers Association, the Football Supporters Federation, the League’s competition sponsors (Sky Bet, Capital One and Johnstone’s Paint), its broadcast partners (Sky Sports, Channel 5 and Pitch International) and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

GLOVERS TO WEAR POPPY SHIRTS THIS WEEKEND


Yeovil Town Football Club are very pleased to once again be associated with The Royal British Legions Poppy Appeal.

The whole Yeovil Town squad will be wearing commemorative shirts with the RBL Poppy embroidered on the front for this weekend’s match against Stevenage.

After the game the shirts will be auctioned off, with all the proceeds going to the Poppy Appeal.

Also during half-time members of the Armed Forces personnel will be collecting for the Poppy Appeal, and we hope that all supporters will be generous in making a donation to the Appeal in memory of those who gave their lives and have been injured, for peace and freedom.       

 If you would like to bid for a shirt, please read below.

To bid please state the number of the players shirt along with the name of the player.

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

• Bidding Starts 5pm 14th November 2015

• Auction closes midday on Sunday 29th November 2015.

• P&P will be extra should you require it.

• Bid by email only please to KHurley@britishlegion.org.uk

100% RECORD IN TWO SHOOT-OUTS

I am so happy – I finally get to write a blog after a win. In fact, not even after just one win but after two!

But I do have one negative to kick off with. On Tuesday night Joe Edwards was there to watch the lads pull off a great Cup win. This is great news but the bad news is I was not there to beg him to come back!

All jokes aside – what a win that was. England footballers I hope you were taking note of our expertly taken penalties.

We now have a 100% record in two shoot-outs as well as scoring one against Exeter so well done lads for keeping your cool.

Yeovil Town are now just three games away from Wembley and in the second round of the FA Cup.

Maidstone was always going to be a tricky one and I think a lot of people thought it was a potential banana skin.

Despite two red cards, we saw out the match well and the call for the last minute offside goal was spot on. So from all YTFC fans – thank you linesman!

I do love the FA Cup and I also love the shocks – as Yeovil are not the victims. Now that has thankfully not happened, I can happily discuss the giant-killings from last weekend.

Salford City, who play in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier – the seventh tier of English football – put on a remarkable show for the cameras on Friday night.

They deservedly knocked out our fellow League Two side Notts County 2-0 and in some style. Richie Allen scored the decisive second goal and his individual skill was something you would not expect from a part-time footballer.

The club have had a lot of publicity lately thanks to their “Class of 92” documentary which showed the five former Manchester United starlets deal with buying a non-league club.

But they still had to put a performance on and they will be hoping they can do it all again against Hartlepool in the second round.

Bristol Rovers also endured a tough time as they were beaten 1-0 by Chesham. The non-league side even missed a penalty but showed immense character to net a late winner.

These teams are now just one game away from a potential tie with a Premier League side – that is what football is all about.

I would also like to mention once again our ladies team. On Friday, I had the pleasure of attending the Yeovil ladies end of season awards.

After finishing fourth in Women’s Super League Two – promotion next season is a distinct possibility and the players and manager are all committed to making that happen.

I was able to present Helen Bleazard with the supporter’s player of the year award which was very much deserved. She also went home with player’s player of the year and joint main sponsor’s player of the year.

It really is an amazing achievement and her leadership on the pitch was clear for all Yeovil fans to see.

I urge you all to keep an eye on the news coming up from the ladies and for you to be a part of next season – it will be a special once.

As for the men, on Saturday we have a dress rehearsal for our FA Cup second round match at home to Stevenage.

This match is huge. After two good results in the Cups – we now need to show that we can transfer that to the league. Ultimately, that has to be our priority. Stevenage have had a tough start to the season but they have picked up some good results and with Teddy Sheringham in charge they certainly will be tough to beat.

But we should be the ones to fear and I really hope that this is now a turning point in our season. Let’s get behind the boys and Pack the Park – over the last two matches they have showed immense passion and determination. These are two things that will be crucial to staying up – and we will stay up.

Until next week…Achieve By Unity!

HARRY CORNICK EXTENDS HIS STAY AT HUISH PARK


Yeovil Town have extended the loan of Harry Cornick for a further month.

After scoring in last night’s win over Gillingham, the midfielder penned an extension to his current deal, which will see him stay at Huish Park until December 9th.

Harry has made 20 appearances for The Glovers and has scored four goals for the green and whites.

YOUTH TEAM EXIT SOMERSET PREMIER CUP

Yeovil Town exited the Somerset Premier Cup at the second round stage after losing by four goals to one at Toolstation Premier side Odd Down.

Goals from Adnan Hiroli, Matt Guy, Kye Simpson and Rich Dawley saw the Combe Hay side progress at the expense of a young Glovers side that fought hard but came up short against a team of men.

The home side are enjoying a good league season having lost only once in fourteen games and took that confidence into the early exchanges. And they took the lead on eight minutes when Adnan Hiroli was given time and space to turn and volley past Kingsley Latham in the Glovers goal.

Odd Down pushed hard for number two and both Cory Simpson and Chris Marty shot wide from good positions. Yeovil replied with Jack Ball’s spectacular volley just dipping over the crossbar and as they grew into the game, Philip Strobel’s exciting 40 yard run ended in Down’s former League keeper Stuart Jones saving down low.

The Glovers ended the half on a high with Ball shooting at the keeper from the edge of the box and Paul Akinuli firing just wide but they were dealt a double blow early in the second period. From a corner two minutes after the break, Matt Guy rose to head home and within three minutes it was 3-0 through an own goal although striker Kye Simpson will claim the strike.

Yeovil had made three substitutions in rapid succession introducing Max Melanson, Ben Griffiths and Jack Lethaby-Rice with Dion Macfoy-Johnson, Taylor Scarff and Samyan Ismail coming off. And it was the first of those, Melanson, who gave Yeovil hope of a comeback when he drilled a low free kick into the corner of the net just after the hour mark.

Late on, Odd Down had another scare when a defender sliced a clearance onto his own crossbar but when the next goal came, it was in the Yeovil net as Rich Dawley’s spectacular strike flew into the net. Lethaby-Rice came close in stoppage time with a shot that Jones did well to keep out but it is Odd Down who move into the quarter finals.

Team:

1. Kingsley Latham

2. Taylor Scarff

3. Tiago Marques Sa

4. Arthur Warren

5. Jayden Corbridge (c)

6. Sam Boulton

7. Samyan Ismail

8. Jack Ball

9. Paul Akinuli

10. Dion Macfoy-Johnson

11. Philip Strobel

Subs:

12. Ben Griffiths (for Scarff 49 min)

13. Jack Lethaby-Rice (for Ismail 51 min)

14. Prince Iwyen-Nwabudike (unused)

15. Joe Daniels (unused)

16. Max Melanson (for Macfoy-Johnson 47 min)

Missing:

James Needle and Ollie Bassett with first team.

REPORT: GILLINGHAM V YEOVIL TOWN

Town progressed to the next round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy after knocking out Gillingham after a penalty shoot at Priestfield.

Town made three changes to their starting eleven that beat Maidstone on Sunday evening. Keeper Artur Krysiak and Jakub Sokolik missed the trip through suspension and were replaced by Chris Weale and Alex Lacey.

Ryan Dickson also missed the trip through a slight knock and was replaced by Harry Cornick. Top scorer Ryan Bird was rested to give a start to Shaun Jeffers.

Town started the game very brightly and had the first chance of the game after just three minutes when a Dolan header found Fogden in the area, the goalscorer from Sunday found Sowunmi at the back post, but his header went across the face of the goal and Gillingham managed to clear.

Two minutes later a sloppy clearance from Nelson in the Gills goal was picked up by Tozer just inside the Gillingham area. The former Northampton man looked up pinged the ball towards goal. With Nelson tracking back and in no mans land the ball came back off the bar and Sowunmi could only hot his effort into the ground.

Town took a deserved lead on 13 minutes when Cornick picked the ball up on the left wing and ran at John Egan, the defender slipped over after Cornick sold him a dummy and with just the ‘keeper to beat the Bournemouth loanee curled the ball around Nelson to make it 1-0 to the Glovers.

The home side started to get back into the game after the Glovers took the lead, but failed to really test Weale in the Town goal. The Yeovil shot stopper looked confident when punching clear from Gillingham corners.

Two minutes before the break and slightly against the run of play the home side drew level. A cross from the right was half cleared by Town, but the ball fell to Garmston, who controlled well on the corner of area to cut in onto his right right foot to unleash an unstoppable shot past Weale and in to far corner of the net.

Town started the second half on the front foot and had the first chance of the second period. Superb close control on the edge of the area from Jeffers saw the striker lay off to Cornick, but his shot from ten yards sailed over the bar and into the empty stand behind the goal.

With just over twenty minutes to go the Glovers made their first change with Sowunmi being replaced by top scorer Ryan Bird.

The Glovers had a great chance to re-take the lead on 76 minutes when Darren Ward headed a Dolan free kick back across goal into the path of Lacey, but the centre back could only fire over the bar.

With three minutes of added on time being signaled Dack’s shot from the edge of the area was well saved by Weale.

Deep into injury time, Weale was called into action to deny a goalbound Loft effort. If his shot had gone in the roof would have been lifted off.

The game went to penalties and with everyone scoring before Gillingham’s fifth penalty in which Donnelly skied over. It was left to Roberts to take the fifth Town penalty. He stepped up confidently to fire home and send Town through.

Match Report : 10/11/2015

Town progressed to the next round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy after knocking out Gillingham after a penalty shoot at Priestfield.

Town made three changes to their starting eleven that beat Maidstone on Sunday evening. Keeper Artur Krysiak and Jakub Sokolik missed the trip through suspension and were replaced by Chris Weale and Alex Lacey.

Ryan Dickson also missed the trip through a slight knock and was replaced by Harry Cornick. Top scorer Ryan Bird was rested to give a start to Shaun Jeffers.

Town started the game very brightly and had the first chance of the game after just three minutes when a Dolan header found Fogden in the area, the goalscorer from Sunday found Sowunmi at the back post, but his header went across the face of the goal and Gillingham managed to clear.

Two minutes later a sloppy clearance from Nelson in the Gills goal was picked up by Tozer just inside the Gillingham area. The former Northampton man looked up pinged the ball towards goal. With Nelson tracking back and in no mans land the ball came back off the bar and Sowunmi could only hot his effort into the ground.

Town took a deserved lead on 13 minutes when Cornick picked the ball up on the left wing and ran at John Egan, the defender slipped over after Cornick sold him a dummy and with just the ‘keeper to beat the Bournemouth loanee curled the ball around Nelson to make it 1-0 to the Glovers.

The home side started to get back into the game after the Glovers took the lead, but failed to really test Weale in the Town goal. The Yeovil shot stopper looked confident when punching clear from Gillingham corners.

Two minutes before the break and slightly against the run of play the home side drew level. A cross from the right was half cleared by Town, but the ball fell to Garmston, who controlled well on the corner of area to cut in onto his right right foot to unleash an unstoppable shot past Weale and in to far corner of the net.

Town started the second half on the front foot and had the first chance of the second period. Superb close control on the edge of the area from Jeffers saw the striker lay off to Cornick, but his shot from ten yards sailed over the bar and into the empty stand behind the goal.

With just over twenty minutes to go the Glovers made their first change with Sowunmi being replaced by top scorer Ryan Bird.

The Glovers had a great chance to re-take the lead on 76 minutes when Darren Ward headed a Dolan free kick back across goal into the path of Lacey, but the centre back could only fire over the bar.

With three minutes of added on time being signaled Dack’s shot from the edge of the area was well saved by Weale.

Deep into injury time, Weale was called into action to deny a goalbound Loft effort. If his shot had gone in the roof would have been lifted off.

The game went to penalties and with everyone scoring before Gillingham’s fifth penalty in which Donnelly skied over. It was left to Roberts to take the fifth Town penalty. He stepped up confidently to fire home and send Town through.

PREVIEW: GILLINGHAM V YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town are back in action this tonight just two days after their FA Cup tie against Maidstone.

This time, the Glovers travel to Gillingham for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Southern Quarter Final.

The game kicks off at 7:15pm – please note the earlier kick off time – this is to encourage local families and youngsters attending the game and avoid them getting out way past their bed time!

Paul Sturrock’s side are hoping that the positive result from Sunday’s cup game will kick start their season and the return of a number of key players will likely help the cause.

The game saw Jakub Sokolik, Nathan Smith and Ryan Dickson all pass late fitness tests, it also saw the reintroduction of Omar Sowunmi and for the first time this season Ben Tozer following long term absences.

Additionally, the signing of Darren Ward on a free transfer adds much needed experience and nous to the defensive set up.

Of course, it’s not all good news and Sturrock still has some selection headaches.

George Thomas, the Coventry City loanee is cup tied for this game, he played against Yeovil for his parent club in the last round and as such will be missing once more.

Josh Sheehan has been called up to the Welsh Under 21 squad once more and will miss this game to join up with his teammates.

Sturrock will also need to replace both Sokolik and Artur Krysiak in the starting line up, both players saw red on Sunday, Sokolik will serve a three match ban but Krysiak will miss just one.

Chris Weale will slot into goal and Alex Lacey will more than likely take the position next to Ward in the centre of defence.

Gillingham have their own suspension issue following the fifth yellow card of the season received by Brennan Dickenson on Saturday.

Their own FA Cup story came to an abrupt holt at the weekend, losing 3-0 away at Stevenage.

The result could be classed as a cup upset with over 40 league places separating the two sides.

Manager Justin Edinburgh promised changes for this game claiming that none of his squad could take any credibility from the Cup exit.

Charlton Defender Harry Lennon has extended his loan deal and could feature against the Glovers.

Yeovil make their second trip to Kent in just two days and you can be there too, below is all the ticket information you could need.

Last time we met

Yeovil and Gillingham crossed paths twice during last season and neither league game resulted in a Glovers win.

The away game ended in a 2-0 win for the Gills, goals from Danny Kedwell and Joe Martin claiming the points.

In the return fixture, caretaker boss Terry Skiverton rung the changes and Yeovil took a lead through Gozie Ugwu, the lead would evaporate thanks to two goals from the visitors.

It was only a last gasp penalty from an emotional Adam Morgan on his return to the side saved the game and earned a point.

The last time Yeovil came out of this fixture with a win was way back in 2007 when Lloyd Owusu and James Walker scored in a 2-1 win.

Tickets

Tickets for the game are available on the day and can be purchased from the away end at the following prices.

Adults are £12, Concessions £6 and under 12’s will be admitted for just £1.

Tickets for the upcoming Yeovil home games are all available from the Huish Park ticket office. Call 01935 847888

Commentary and Social Media

Commentary for all of Yeovil Town’s matches can be heard through the online club service Glovers Player, you can sign up for this by clicking HERE!

BBC Radio will also have full match commentary of the Green and White’s matches, stay tuned to your local station for all the details.

Stay tuned to all things Yeovil Town through the club’s social media outlets.

YTFC can be found on TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM and even SNAPCHAT just search for @YTFC or click on the links provided. Use the Hashtag #YTFC across all platforms to make sure you connect with other Glovers fans the world over.

GLOVERS TO WEAR POPPY SHIRTS THIS WEEKEND


Yeovil Town Football Club are very pleased to once again be associated with The Royal British Legions Poppy Appeal.

The whole Yeovil Town squad will be wearing commemorative shirts with the RBL Poppy embroidered on the front for this weekend’s match against Stevenage.

After the game the shirts will be auctioned off, with all the proceeds going to the Poppy Appeal.

Also during halftime members of the Armed Forces personnel will be collecting for the Poppy Appeal, and we hope that all supporters will be generous in making a donation to the Appeal in memory of those who gave their lives and have been injured, for peace and freedom.       

 If you would like to bid for a shirt, please read below.

To bid please state the number of the players shirt along with the name of the player.

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

• Bidding Starts 5pm 14th November 2015

• Auction closes midday on Sunday 29th November 2015.

• P&P will be extra should you require it.

• Bid by email only please to KHurley@britishlegion.org.uk

TOWN GIVEN NUMBER 31 IN FA CUP DRAW

Yeovil Town will find out their opposition in Round Two of the FA Cup this evening live on BBC 2 at 7pm.

The Glovers progressed yesterday afternoon after a 1-0 win over Maidstone United and will be number 31 in the draw.

1 Peterborough United

2 Port Vale or Maidenhead United

3 Barnet

4 Chesham United

5 Cambridge United

6 Mansfield Town or Oldham Athletic

7 Altrincham

8 Eastleigh

9 Northwich Victoria or Boreham Wood

10 Northampton Town

11 Brackley Town or Newport County

12 Grimsby Town

13 Hartlepool United

14 Salford City

15 Stourbridge

16 Stevenage

17 Millwall

18 Aldershot Town or Bradford City

19 Walsall

20 Bury

21 Portsmouth

22 Sheffield United

23 Welling United

24 Wycombe Wanderers

25 Luton Town

26 Doncaster Rovers

27 Exeter City

28 Dagenham & Redbridge or Morecambe

29 Leyton Orient

30 Shrewsbury Town

31 Yeovil Town

32 Braintree Town or Oxford United

33 Whitehawk

34 Accrington Stanley

35 Scunthorpe United

36 Forest Green Rovers

37 Carlisle United

38 FC United of Manchester or Chesterfield

39 Rochdale

40 Colchester United

REPORT: MAIDSTONE UNITED V YEOVIL TOWN

Town travelled to Kent to take on Maidstone United in the FA Cup First Round and returned to Somerset with their name in the hat for round two following a 1-0 win.

Red cards for Jakub Sokolik in the first half and keeper Artur Krysiak in the second half saw the Glovers reduced to nine men.

A Wes Fogden goal after 55 minutes saw the Glovers take the lead with just ten men, before Krysiak was dismissed for a foul just outside the area.

Manager Paul Sturrock announced the signing of Darren Ward at 1pm and the new signing made his debut as did Ben Tozer. Omar Sowunmi also returned to action after a sustained spell on the sidelines. Nathan Smith and Jakub Sokolik both passed fitness tests and made the starting eleven.

Town were reduced to ten men after just seven minutes when defender Sokolik was dismissed for a lunging tackle on James Rogers just inside the Town half.

With the sending off Town made a substitute ten minutes later with the returning Sowunmi replaced by defender Alex Lacey.

The remainder of the first half was played out without any incident with new signing Darren Ward playing alongside three different players.

The second half began much the same but both sides were showing more attacking intent and with ten minutes of the second half played Town opened the scoring when Fogden scored his first goal for the Glovers.

Dickson’s free kick was whipped in but Maidstone keeper Morgan’s attempted punch was weak and Fogden was quickest to react to send the ball into the net, much to the delight of the travelling Glovers fans.

Just moments later Town were reduced to nine men when Krysiak was dismissed for a foul just outside the area on Osborn.

From the resulting free-kick the home side fired just wide. Just seconds later the Glovers almost doubled their lead when from a corner substitute Lacey header was cleared off the line

With just under ten minutes remaining the home side hit the post. A corner was whipped in and Coyle’s header bounced back off the base of the post and the ball bounced into the hands of Weale.

On 90 minutes the home side had the ball in the net through Akrofi, but his header was ruled out for offside.

Despite only having nine men the Glovers held firm to secure their place in the next round of the FA Cup.

Match Report : 08/11/2015

Town travelled to Kent to take on Maidstone United in the FA Cup First Round and returned to Somerset with their name in the hat for round two following a 1-0 win.

Red cards for Jakub Sokolik in the first half and keeper Artur Krysiak in the second half saw the Glovers reduced to nine men.

A Wes Fogden goal after 55 minutes saw the Glovers take the lead with just ten men, before Krysiak was dismissed for a foul just outside the area.

Manager Paul Sturrock announced the signing of Darren Ward at 1pm and the new signing made his debut as did Ben Tozer. Omar Sowunmi also returned to action after a sustained spell on the sidelines. Nathan Smith and Jakub Sokolik both passed fitness tests and made the starting eleven.

Town were reduced to ten men after just seven minutes when defender Sokolik was dismissed for a lunging tackle on James Rogers just inside the Town half.

With the sending off Town made a substitute ten minutes later with the returning Sowunmi replaced by defender Alex Lacey.

The remainder of the first half was played out without any incident with new signing Darren Ward playing alongside three different players.

The second half began much the same but both sides were showing more attacking intent and with ten minutes of the second half played Town opened the scoring when Fogden scored his first goal for the Glovers.

Dickson’s free kick was whipped in but Maidstone keeper Morgan’s attempted punch was weak and Fogden was quickest to react to send the ball into the net, much to the delight of the travelling Glovers fans.

Just moments later Town were reduced to nine men when Krysiak was dismissed for a foul just outside the area on Osborn.

From the resulting free-kick the home side fired just wide. Just seconds later the Glovers almost doubled their lead when from a corner substitute Lacey header was cleared off the line

With just under ten minutes remaining the home side hit the post. A corner was whipped in and Coyle’s header bounced back off the base of the post and the ball bounced into the hands of Weale.

On 90 minutes the home side had the ball in the net through Akrofi, but his header was ruled out for offside.

Despite only having nine men the Glovers held firm to secure their place in the next round of the FA Cup.

DARREN WARD SIGNS FOR YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town are pleased to announce the signing of free agent Darren Ward.

Experienced defender Darren has joined the Glovers on a contract until January 2016.

The centre back started his career at Watford before moving to Millwall in 2001 where he made over 140 appearances for the Lions. Whilst at The Den he played in the 2004 FA Cup defeat at the hands of Manchester United.

In 2005 he moved to Crystal Palace before joining Wolves in 2007. He spent time on loan at Watford, Charlton Athletic and Millwall whilst at Wolves before rejoining Millwall on a permanent deal in 2010 where he made a further 87 appearances for the Lions.

Most recently Darren made nearly 60 appearances for Swindon Town before spending time on loan at Crawley Town.

Darren goes straight into the squad to play Maidstone United today in the FA Cup first round.

PREVIEW: MAIDSTONE UNITED V YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town are back in action this coming Sunday when they face Maidstone United away in the first round of FA Cup.

The game kicks off at 2pm and there will be highlights via the BBC who have selected the game for their ‘Final Score’ coverage on Sunday.

The Glovers are hoping that two games away from league action will provide them with the perfect opportunity to turn their form around.

However, this Sunday’s game won’t be easy despite the difference in divisions between the two sides.

Yeovil lie 23rd in League Two while Maidstone are flying high in the National League South.

The Stones were champions of the Isthmian League last season and have continued their great form with a place in the Play Offs of the National League South.

Their rise has been relatively meteoric in terms of speed, they were playing their trade in the Kent League system as recently as 2006 and have the latest ‘Manager of the Month’ in their division in Jay Saunders.

The Stones’ form has been really very impressive over the last month winning their last six league games as well as progressing through their FA Cup Qualifying matches,

Their last defeat was back in late August when Chelmsford City picked up a 1-0 away win.

That record has been kept intact by a defence and goalkeeper who are hard to break down; stopper Lee Worgan drew comparisons with Gordon Banks for his performance against Concord Rangers last week.

For Yeovil, the team news is much more up in the air with injuries causing yet more headaches for Paul Sturrock.

Last week’s defeat to Carlisle saw both Nathan Smith and Jakub Sokolik hobble off, they both face late fitness tests and will be given all the time possible to prove their match fitness.

As before, Stephen Arthurworrey’s loan has come to an end after the Fulham defender needed surgery, the loan deal of midfielder George Thomas prevents him from playing and the long term absentees, Ben Tozer and Omar Sowunmi, edge closer to a return but Sunday could come too quickly.

Images of Simon Gillett and Kevin Dawson helping with community projects this week is sure to excite Glovers fans and the news that Jack Compton returns to running this weekend is music to their ears too.

Still, questions over the availability of Marc Laird and Jamie Burrows are still to be answered.

Paul Sturrock has made no secret of his desire to add to the squad, but as yet no deals have been confirmed.

However, on a positive note, the loan deal for Harry Cornick has been extended and Swansea players Josh Sheehan and Connor Roberts have been given permission to play.

Yeovil are looking to avoid falling foul of their own history of being giant killers and progressing through to the second round of the cup.

Last time we met

The archives have been searched and we trace the last meeting between the two sides to an FA Cup first round game back in 1989.

Mickey Spencer scored for Yeovil on that day but the Stones were the side who progressed with a 2-1 win.

In fact, the two sides met in the league that season with both games going the way of the Kent-based outfit.

Hopefully, that isn’t an omen for Sunday’s game.

Tickets

The game is an all-ticket affair for both sides with there being no match day admission.

Yeovil were awarded 300 tickets for the stadium and the seating ones had all sold out at the time of writing.

A small number of terrace tickets were available but please note that you will need to contact the YTFC ticket office as soon as possible.

Commentary and Social Media

Commentary for all of Yeovil Town’s matches can be heard through the online club service Glovers Player, you can sign up for this by clicking HERE!

BBC Radio will also have full match commentary of the Green and White’s matches, stay tuned to your local station for all the details.

Stay tuned to all things Yeovil Town through the club’s social media outlets.

YTFC can be found on TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM and even SNAPCHAT just search for @YTFC or click on the links provided. Use the Hashtag #YTFC across all platforms to make sure you connect with other Glovers fans the world over.

2016 CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE

With Christmas just around the corner, you can now pick up the perfect Christmas stocking filler from Huish Park

The 2016 calendar features action shots of the players and is available to buy from the club shop or online by clicking here priced at just £7.50!

DATE SET FOR FA YOUTH CUP SECOND ROUND

Yeovil Town under 18’s FA Youth Cup second round tie against Metropolitan Police will take place on Wednesday 18th November.

After progressing through to the second round thanks to a 4-0 win over Forest Green Rovers, Dave Byrne’s side will take on The Met in a 7pm kick off at Huish Park.

Tickets will be priced at £4 for adults and £2 for concessions.

TICKETS: NORTHAMPTON TOWN V YEOVIL TOWN

Tickets for Town’s trip to Northampton Town on Saturday 28th November are now on sale from Huish Park.

Prices for the trip are as follows

 

Adults – £20

Over 65 – £16

Under 18 – £8

Under 7 – Free

Disabled – £14 (Carer FOC)

 

Tickets will be available on the day but prices will go up by £2.

Tickets are available to buy from the ticket office at Huish Park or by calling 01935 847888.

CANNOT WAIT FOR THE FA CUP WEEKEND!

Hi everyone, I hope you have all had a good week. Well – minus the football result.

But you know me, always one to find a positive and what about Ryan Bird? A seventh goal of the season and considering he has already surpassed last season’s top scorer – he is one ray of sunshine over a currently gloomy Huish Park. 

We have not had a striker like him since a certain Paddy Madden so he is a welcome addition. We are scoring goals so the fact that we have scored four in our last two games and lost both shows the area we need to strengthen in.

Defensively we have not been up to scratch and that must change if we are to avoid the drop again.

In other football news, there have been – as always at this time of the season – a number of manager re-shuffles.

York City, who sit just above us in the table, have appointed former Dundee United gaffer Jackie McNamara as their new boss and Swindon have welcomed Martin Ling to the County Ground.

McNamara may seem like an underwhelming appointment but he was successful with Dundee in his first two seasons and his young and fresh approach may be just what a struggling club needs.

As for Swindon I think appointing Martin Ling is a master stroke. After he has openly spoken about his battle with depression, the fact that he is back in the game is a joy to see. He is one of the good guys in football and has enjoyed immense success at this level.

I fully expect Swindon to do well under him and push on this season.

Cambridge have parted company with Richard Money, which may seem quite harsh. The club have done well since their promotion from the Conference but currently lie in 18th place.

Having watched them play just a couple of weeks ago, I was impressed with their passing ability. I thought they looked to be very sure of their game plan and their 3-0 lead was due to some good play as well as our questionable defending.

However, their second half performance was poor. We did play extremely well but they invited the pressure and could not keep the ball even with a 3-0 lead.

I think the fans were frustrated with the football as well as the league positions so it will be interesting to see who takes over that job.

I for one cannot wait for FA Cup weekend and let’s hope we can pull off a result just as our youth side did on Tuesday.

A 4-0 win over Forest Green at Huish Park ensured that the young Glovers progressed to the second round of the FA Youth Cup.

Ollie Bassett is proving to be an absolute star and I would not be surprised to see him play on Sunday as we have a depleted squad thanks to another bout of injuries.

It is nice to be playing football and not having to worry about points. It will be tough playing a match on Sunday and then straight away on Tuesday but if we could get through the matches with no further injuries and some confidence then we won’t mind one bit.

Finally, a huge well done to all 108 Yeovil fans that travelled all the way to Carlisle. We have absolutely amazing supporters and their support is unconditional.

Hope to see you all at Maidstone and let’s have another good Cup run! Until next week…Up the Glovers!

REMAINING MAIDSTONE UNITED TICKETS NOW ON GENERAL SALE

Remaining tickets for Town’s FA Cup First Round trip to Maidstone United are now on general sale.

The Glovers travel to the Gallagher Stadium on Sunday 8th November for the 2pm kick off.

The club have been advised that there will be NO collections on the day, therefore tickets will need to be picked up in person from Huish Park or posted today (Wednesday 4th) or Thursday 5th.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 01935 847888 or by visiting the ticket office at Huish Park.

THE GLOVERS: BLIND AND ADDICTED TO FOOTBALL

How many football games have you seen in your life? 91-year-old Audrey Dyson has attended nearly every football game played at Yeovil Town Football Club for the past 17 years, but yet she’s never seen a single game!

Audrey is blind, and is more committed to Yeovil Town Football Club than their last 5 managers combined. “…last year I didn’t miss a home match at all, Nigel did but I didn’t. I just got other people to take me…”

Yeovil Town were relegated from league one last season are currently struggling at the bottom of league two. The club doesn’t have a very big fan base but with Audrey being the oldest season ticket holder and her granddaughter being the youngest, at a mere 2-years-old, the Dyson family still remain loyal fans of the club.

Her son Nigel took Audrey to her first football game, after her husband passed away in the summer leading up to the start of the first season in what was to become a 17-year obsession. “…the feeling seemed to go right down tickling me all the way inside, it was ever so exciting.…”

This short documentary will follow Audrey and her family as they follow the 2015/16-football season. Audrey and her family are all avid Yeovil town fans and her son Nigel has been supporting them since the 80s. Since going to her first game 17 years ago Audrey has very rarely missed a match, she has a great outlook on life and knows what it means to enjoy yourself. The latest addition to a long line of the family is Georgiana, Audrey’s 2-year-old granddaughter, who also holds a season ticket and goes to every match, even if she does fall asleep halfway through!

Audrey has been following the same match day routine for as long as she can remember, this includes wearing the same clothes, sitting in the same seat, and leaving the house at exactly 1 o’clock. Audrey, Nigel, Lucy (Nigel’s wife) and Georgiana make a full day of going out to the matches as they all gather round at Audrey’s before the game to eat lunch and prepare for what they hope will be successful outing to Huish Park.

To back and read more on the film project please click here.

TOWN UNDER 18’S PROGRESS AFTER 4-0 WIN

Yeovil Town under 18’s progressed to the next round of the FA Youth Cup after an impressive 4-0 victory over Forest Green Rovers.

After a goalless first half the young Glovers scored three second half goals to defeat the side from Gloucestershire. Town goals came from Jack Ball, fellow striker Paul Akinuli, Samyan Ismail and Ollie Bassett.

In the first half the visitors had goalkeeper Luke Merchant to thank after making two good saves to deny the young Glovers a deserved lead.

The best chance of the half fell to Glovers winger Strobel, but his effort was well palmed away by the shot stopper.

At the other end the centre back partnership of Sam Boulton and captain Jayden Corbridge kept the visitors at bay whilst looking calm and composed.

Town started the second half on the front foot and opened the scoring with 54 minutes on the clock.

A neat one-two between the impressive Corbridge and Ball saw the Ball get away from his markwer in the area to fire a shot across Merchant and into the bottom corner of the net.

Town doubled their lead on the hour mark when striker Akinuli headed home at the back post after Town recycled a half cleared corner well.

The Glovers added a third on 68 minutes and what a goal it was. A superb chip pass from Ollie Bassett just outside the area released Ismail, who made no mistake in hammering home from 12 yards.

The impressive Bassett made it 4-0 when he picked the ball up on the edge of the Rovers area and hit an unstoppable shot into the far corner, leaving Merchant with no chance.

Town now face a home time in round two against Met Police Under 18’s at Huish Park.

Yeovil Town: 1. James Needles, 2. Ren Griffiths, 3. Tiago Maquis-Sa, 4. Max Melanson, 5. Jayden Corbridge, 6. Sam Boulton, 7. Samyan Ismail, 8. Jack Ball, 9. Paul Akinuli, 10. Ollie Bassett, 11. Philipp Strobel. Sub: 12. Kingsley Latham, 17. Prince Iwyen-Nwabudike, 14. Arthur Warren, 15. Taylor Scraff, 16. Dion Macfoy-Johnston.

TICKETS: GILLINGHAM V YEOVIL TOWN

Tickets for Town’s trip to face Gillingham in Johnstone’s Paint Trophy are now on sale from Huish Park.

Town travel to Kent to face Justin Edinburgh’s on Tuesday 10th November for the 7:15pm kick off.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Adults – £12

Seniors 65+ – £6

Under 18 – £6

Under 12 – £1

To order your tickets call the Huish Park ticket office on 01935 847888.

NEW DATE FOR SSAPC SORT OUT

This years South Somerset Agricultural Preservation Club’s Sort Out has changed dates.
The annual event, which gives people a chance to shift unwanted agricultural equipment, memorabilia and books, will be held at Huish Park on Sunday 22nd November. Gates open at 7:30am.
For more information on the event please click here or call Brian Jones on 01935 824543

2016 CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE

With Christmas just around the corner, you can now pick up the perfect Christmas stocking filler from Huish Park

The 2016 calendar features action shots of the players and is available to buy from the club shop or online by clicking here priced at just £7.50!

JOHNSTONE’S TRADE TO DELIVER COMMUNITY SPIRIT

Yeovil Town is throwing its support behind a nationwide campaign for a community project or charity to win a re-decoration makeover worth up to £10,000.

Charities and community groups have until Friday 11th December to let Johnstone’s Trade know why their project is deserving of a redecoration by completing the application form at www.johnstonestrade.com/communityspirit

Any charity or community project in Yeovil is welcome to apply.

The Community Spirit campaign is run in conjunction with the Football League Trophy, which is being sponsored by Johnstone’s for the tenth consecutive season in 2015-16.

The 48 clubs involved in this season’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy – as well as 24 clubs from the Sky Bet Championship – are being urged to encourage as many charities or community projects from their local area to enter.

Last year’s Johnstone’s Trade Community Spirit campaign saw Milton Keynes-based charity MK Snap – which offers support to more than 100 people in the city with learning difficulties – see off competition from scores of other charities and community groups to win the makeover.

MK Snap was one of four shortlisted projects, along with entries from Portsmouth, Preston and Dagenham, but came out on top of a national public vote and saw its facility receive a colourful makeover.

This year’s competition will follow the same process with the general public invited to vote for one of four shortlisted finalists to win the prize.

Richard Mazurkiewicz, marketing manager for Johnstone’s Trade, said: “After the success of last year’s Johnstone’s Community Spirit campaign, we are delighted to be offering this fantastic opportunity for charities and community groups in Yeovil.

“There is no project too small – whether it be a rundown scout hut, a school in need of a makeover or a community centre requiring a lick of paint.

“The only proviso is that the facility or group must provide a community benefit.

“Johnstone’s Trade has always maintained a strong commitment to working closely with local communities and this exciting campaign allows us to focus on that.”

After being announced as the winner, Maureen McColl, chief executive of MK Snap, said: “We were thrilled to win the Johnstone’s Trade Community Spirit competition and the difference the re-decoration has made to the centre is incredible.

“Our learners all have a very positive outlook on life and now they have a colourful and vibrant environment in which to come into every day.

“I would urge all charities and community projects to enter the competition because it can transform the environment in which they work.”

Johnstone’s has been bringing colour to the beautiful game through its sponsorship of the Football League Trophy since 2006.

UNDER 18’S TO TAKE ON FOREST GREEN ROVERS IN FA YOUTH CUP


Town’s under 18’s will be in action at Huish Park tomorrow evening (Tuesday 3rd November) and tickets are on sale from Huish Park.

Forest Green Rovers will be the visitors to Huish Park in the first round tie which will kick off at 7pm.

Tickets for Tuesday night’s clash are £4 for adults and £2 for concessions.

To book your ticket call the Huish Park ticket office on 01935 847888.