Month: December 2015

WAY UNVEILED AS NEW YEOVIL TOWN MANAGER


The board of Yeovil Town Football Club have today appointed Darren Way as the club’s new permanent manager.

 

Darren has been in interim charge of first team affairs since December 1st and so far has taken charge of six games. His first game in charge saw him lead Town to a 1-0 victory over Stevenage in the FA Cup, resulting in a third round tie against Carlisle United.

 

Darren has been associated with Yeovil Town since August 2000 following a switch from Norwich City where he learnt his trade as a midfielder and earned six England under 16 caps. During his playing days at Huish Park, he won Player of the Year numerous times, won Conference Player of the Year and has played a huge part in the club’s rise from the Conference to the Championship.

 

Darren went on to make over 220 appearances for Yeovil in two separate spells which sandwiched a stay in Wales playing for Swansea City.

 

Due to a horrific car accident in 2008, Darren was forced to retire from playing in 2010 but since retiring, he has gained his coaching badges and is currently undertaking his FA UEFA Pro Licence. Applicants for the elite course must already hold a current UEFA ‘A’ Licence and all applicants must have experience in the professional game at a senior level as either a player, player coach, coach, assistant manager or manager.

 

Darren said: "I am very very honoured and privileged to become the manager of Yeovil Town. I am ready to take this club into battle and secure our Football League status. I feel the players have given everything for me since I have taken charge and the supporters have shown a lot of love and respect towards the players and the football club.

 

“I feel I have worked very hard to be given this opportunity. I have shown the same passion and commitment as a manager that I did when I played. As it stands right now, the club needs passion and commitment and I am sure there is enough around the town and community with everyone pulling in the same direction to maintain our league status.

 

“I fully respect the fans who have turned up week in week out to show their support and I think they can see the change since I took over. Keep positive and lets keep marching on.”

Darren will be unveiled at a press conference at Huish Park today at 2pm.

“PLAYERS SHOWED INCREDIBLE COMMITMENT” – DARREN WAY

Darren Way says that his players showed incredible commitment after battling to a 0-0 draw against League Two promotion hopefuls Oxford United, and preserves his unbeaten run at Huish Park.

After taking charge on December 1st, the Glovers have only lost to Monday’s opponents in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and league leaders Plymouth away at Home Park on Boxing Day.

And Way’s side battled to another point by denying who he thinks are the best side in the division, after an inspired performance by goalkeeper Artur Krysiak keeping the U’s at bay despite heavy pressure in the second half.

Way was proud of his players battling performance, explaining “I think every game I’ve been involved in as a manager has been close, and I thank the players for that. They put pride and passion into wearing that shirt, and they definitely done that today.

“They worked their socks off against what is the best side in the league by a million miles. The squad they have at their disposal, and fair play to him (Michael Appleton) he’s got them playing really well.”

The Glovers interim boss was thankful once again to the contribution made by the supporters, with over 4000 fans turning up to Huish Park to cheer on the players.

Way explained “I wanted the second home win since I’ve been here, but with the run-in we had you had to be realistic; it felt okay, it felt good.

“If you sat at home or listened to the radio, you don’t really get a feeling of what the players are giving every week.

“But the supporters here could, and I thank them for turning up every week and supporting the football club. It’s about this football club staying in the league and we’ve all got a big part in that.”

With Yeovil chairman John Fry saying that the decision about the next permanent manager at the football club will be made before the transfer window opens on New Years Day, Way will soon know whether he has done enough to keep the job full time.

But whilst he does not know yet whether he will be handed the job, the Yeovil interim manager is thankful to the support of the squad, particularly skipper Darren Ward whose own short-term contract expires in January 2016, and reiterated that he feels the squad can stay up.

“He knows what it feels like to be in a winning environment,” said Way, “he wants to create that. He’s been a great help; he’s been a great addition and has been very supportive of me taking over this football club.

“But he’s got to make commitments, which is understandable in his situation, the same as Francois Zoko.”

“We wouldn’t be judged to stay up on the run we’ve been in, this is going right to the end of the season. I think there’s enough in that squad and what I’ve brought to the football club to help us stay in the league.”

VOLUNTEERS POTENTIALLY NEEDED TO HELP COVER PITCH

With more rain forecast for the next couple of days Town groundsman Richard Allsworth has appealed for fans help.

If the forecast remains the same, Richard would like fans to help cover the pitch ahead of Saturday’s fixture with York City.

Fans are asked to potentially help on Friday morning. If you can help please email your contact details to info@ytfc.net and Richard will contact you.

Thank you in advance.

SUPPORTER MATT CHOWN CYCLES FOUR HOURS BEFORE OXFORD MATCH

Before the Oxford United game at Huish Park, Glovers fan Matt Chown began a four hour cycle challenge to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Situated outside the ticket office and using a static turbo trainer, Matt cycled for four hours none stop.

Supporters had the opportunity to pay £1 to guess how many miles he would cover in this time. He managed to cover a mammoth 100.52 miles with an average speed exceeding 25mph.

The supporters who were closest  to miles he covered were.

Glyn Cooper winning  a signed football

Russ Dymond winning a signed shirt &

John Milton winning a hospitality package for 2.

Our sincere thanks and congratulations to Matt Chown for this marvelous fund raising idea for what is a fantastic cause.

During the half time interval the draw was made for the Bike that was very kindly donated by Tri UK of Yeovil.

The winning number picked out by Matt Chown was number 173. This was later claimed by Yeovil Town Fan Mike Stone who gratefully took the bike home with him after the game.

Our sincere thanks go to all the supporters who contributed to the raffle along with special thanks to Chris Boon for donating such a marvelous prize and to Fred Hopkins who represented Tri UK on the pitch at half time.

 

Matt has now raised over £600 towards a minimum target of £1000.

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V OXFORD UNITED

Yeovil Town slipped to the bottom of the Football League despite a much improved performance in this goalless draw with promotion chasing Oxford United at Huish Park.

In a game far more exciting then the score line suggested, Yeovil came closest with a Josh Sheehan effort that cannoned off the crossbar but home keeper Artur Krysiak, recalled for the game today, put in a man of the match performance particularly in the last twenty minutes to preserve his clean sheet. The point was useful but with York drawing and Dagenham & Redbridge winning, the gap between Yeovil and safety wasn’t closed at all.

Interim manager Darren Way made three changes from the team that lost on Boxing Day at Plymouth. Apart from Krysiak replacing Weale, Nathan Smith and Iffy Allen dropped to the subs bench with Jack Compton making his first start for three months and Ben Tozer shoring up the midfield. The two sides lay 2nd and 23rd at the start of play but boss Way still opted for a brave 4-3-3 formation against Michael Appletons side.

Kemar Roofe has starred in the U’s attack this season and he tested Krysiak early on, the Pole saving down low. After Francois Zoko had set up Sheehan to curl one wide, Krysiak then saved easily from a Sam Baldock effort. At times, it was difficult to see which side was the promotion chasers and who were in the bottom two as Yeovil continued their bright start. Compton shot straight at Sam Slocombe in the United goal and Darren Ward headed over before Sheehan’s delightful placed shot came back off the crossbar in a cruel stroke of luck.

Shaun Jeffers shot was parried by Slocombe and as the half wore on, Oxfords class began to show and the chance tally started to clock up. Callum O’Dowda’s header squirted horribly wide from a cross and he was later denied by Krysiak before then shooting over from twenty yards. Roofe, looking to add to his twelve goals this season, scooped a shot wide and also cursed Krysiak who saved from him. Six minutes of injury time for injuries to Yeovil’s Ryan Dickson and Oxford’s Johnny Mullins had ensured the flow of the game continued without abatement.

Both men were replaced, Cheyenne Dunkley on for Mullins and Dickson exiting  at half time and Nathan Smith coming on. Krysiak then made a double save on 50 minutes to superbly save from Roofe then the follow up from Ryan Taylor. Taylor flicked a header wide shortly after too when he should have scored. Zoko did the same at the other end and Sheehan volleyed wide from distance too as the game carried on in an open fashion.

Krysiak again saved from Roofe and five minutes later, Jakub Sokolik limped off with Alex Lacey assuming the role of centre back. The new look defence creaked but stood firm in the wake of constant pressure from the visitors who were looking to regain top spot in the table. An almighty scramble on 72 minutes somehow didn’t end up in a goal for Oxford with Krysiak dropping on the ball at the end.

Lacey fired over on 76 minutes from the edge of the box and Oxford’s prolific midfielder Liam Sercombe wasted a golden chance to give his side the lead but shot wide. Late on, Sercombe again shot wide before a spectacular effort from Roofe went inches over the crossbar.

Time will tell whether this point is better for Yeovil or for Oxford but attention will now turn to Saturday’s crunch game at home to York City.

Match Report : 28/12/2015

Yeovil Town slipped to the bottom of the Football League despite a much improved performance in this goalless draw with promotion chasing Oxford United at Huish Park.

In a game far more exciting then the score line suggested, Yeovil came closest with a Josh Sheehan effort that cannoned off the crossbar but home keeper Artur Krysiak, recalled for the game today, put in a man of the match performance particularly in the last twenty minutes to preserve his clean sheet. The point was useful but with York drawing and Dagenham & Redbridge winning, the gap between Yeovil and safety wasn’t closed at all.

Interim manager Darren Way made three changes from the team that lost on Boxing Day at Plymouth. Apart from Krysiak replacing Weale, Nathan Smith and Iffy Allen dropped to the subs bench with Jack Compton making his first start for three months and Ben Tozer shoring up the midfield. The two sides lay 2nd and 23rd at the start of play but boss Way still opted for a brave 4-3-3 formation against Michael Appletons side.

Kemar Roofe has starred in the U’s attack this season and he tested Krysiak early on, the Pole saving down low. After Francois Zoko had set up Sheehan to curl one wide, Krysiak then saved easily from a Sam Baldock effort. At times, it was difficult to see which side was the promotion chasers and who were in the bottom two as Yeovil continued their bright start. Compton shot straight at Sam Slocombe in the United goal and Darren Ward headed over before Sheehan’s delightful placed shot came back off the crossbar in a cruel stroke of luck.

Shaun Jeffers shot was parried by Slocombe and as the half wore on, Oxfords class began to show and the chance tally started to clock up. Callum O’Dowda’s header squirted horribly wide from a cross and he was later denied by Krysiak before then shooting over from twenty yards. Roofe, looking to add to his twelve goals this season, scooped a shot wide and also cursed Krysiak who saved from him. Six minutes of injury time for injuries to Yeovil’s Ryan Dickson and Oxford’s Johnny Mullins had ensured the flow of the game continued without abatement.

Both men were replaced, Cheyenne Dunkley on for Mullins and Dickson exiting  at half time and Nathan Smith coming on. Krysiak then made a double save on 50 minutes to superbly save from Roofe then the follow up from Ryan Taylor. Taylor flicked a header wide shortly after too when he should have scored. Zoko did the same at the other end and Sheehan volleyed wide from distance too as the game carried on in an open fashion.

Krysiak again saved from Roofe and five minutes later, Jakub Sokolik limped off with Alex Lacey assuming the role of centre back. The new look defence creaked but stood firm in the wake of constant pressure from the visitors who were looking to regain top spot in the table. An almighty scramble on 72 minutes somehow didn’t end up in a goal for Oxford with Krysiak dropping on the ball at the end.

Lacey fired over on 76 minutes from the edge of the box and Oxford’s prolific midfielder Liam Sercombe wasted a golden chance to give his side the lead but shot wide. Late on, Sercombe again shot wide before a spectacular effort from Roofe went inches over the crossbar.

Time will tell whether this point is better for Yeovil or for Oxford but attention will now turn to Saturday’s crunch game at home to York City.

PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V OXFORD UNITED

Yeovil Town are back in Sky Bet League Two action this coming Monday when the Glovers host Oxford United kicking off at 3pm.

The game takes place just 48 hours after the last set of fixtures and so changes for both sides could well be expected.

Yeovil travelled to top of the table Plymouth Argyle and despite and energetic performance full of effort and vigour came out on the wrong side of a 1-0 defeat.

Ryan Brunt pounced on a parried shot after Chris Weale found the initial effort too hot to handle.

Oxford also faced a side from the south-west but with much more success.

The U’s hosted Exeter City and came through with a 3-0 win.

The opening scorer was none other than former Glovers loanee John Lundstram.

Like Darren Way at Huish Park, gaffer Michael Appleton has suggested that his whole squad will be given match time over the festive period and that could mean changes to the line up coming into this game.

One change may be up front as Chris Maguire limped off during the 2nd half against Exeter and may not be risked with the quick turnaround.

Oxford have a chance to cement second place in SkyBet League Two and Yeovil are still within touching distance of the safety zone above the dotted line.

It’s still festive season at Huish Park and you can be there to support the team.

Bring the family and enjoy the seasonal soccer at Huish Park this Monday 28th December.

Last time we met

Yeovil Town and Oxford United played each other just a few weeks ago in the Southern Area Semi Final of the Johnstones Paint Trophy.

In a cracker of a fixture, the Glovers twice came from behind but fell short in the end losing out 3-2 despite goals from Wes Fogden and Shaun Jeffers.

Prior to that, the league meeting between the sides in August was a tale of two teams heading in different directions.

Danny Hylton and Callum O’Dowda scored to confirm the class between an unbeaten Oxford and a struggling Yeovil.

In total, Yeovil have come out on the wrong side of the result the last four times, the last Yeovil win was a 6-1 thrashing back in 2003 – Andrejs Stolcers among the scorers that day.

Tickets

Tickets for the game are available through all the usual channels;

The ticket office is shut today (Sunday 27th) but will re-open on match day.

You can pre-order tickets online by clicking HERE for collection on the day.

On the day itself, you will be able to call on 01935 847888 or pop down in person.

There is NO increase of price on match day for this fixture.

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.

REPORT: PLYMOUTH ARGYLE V YEOVIL TOWN

Town made the relatively short trip to face high flying Plymouth Argyle and on a rough looking pitch fell to a 1-0 defeat.

A second half goal from Ryan Brunt after Chris Weale initially saved a long range Craig Tanner shot ensured all three points stayed in Devon

Darren Way selected the same eleven that earned a 1-1 draw the previous week against Leyton Orient.

Marc Laird returned to the squad and claimed a spot on the bench in the place of Tottenham Hotspur loanee Christian Maghoma.

The home side started brightly with the strong wind behind them and looked to make the wind count early on.

Within the first two minutes they could have opened the scoring when Gregg Wylde’s cross hit the knee of Threlkeld and went over the bar.

Just after the 15-minute mark Town struck the bar after Matty Dolan picked the ball up a full 30-yards from goal. The former Middelsbrough man unleashed a left-footed strike that dipped late and with keeper McCormick seemingly letting the shot ‘go’ the ball bounced back off the bar and away to safety.

At the other end Town stopper Weale had to be on his toes to gather a shot from the edge of the area from Wylde.

Three minutes into the second half Weale was again called into action to deny a Jervis free-kick from just out side the area.

Jervis curled the ball over the Town wall with his right boot, only for Weale to dive to his left and palm the ball away to safety.

The home side opened the scoring just before the hour mark when Craig Tanner’s shot from distance was palmed away by Weale.

Striker Brunt was the quickest to react to slide the loose ball home under Weale from close range.

In the dying stages substitute Jack Compton’s free kick was met by the head of Darren Ward, but the skippers head went over the Argyle cross bar.

Match Report : 26/12/2015

Town made the relatively short trip to face high flying Plymouth Argyle and on a rough looking pitch fell to a 1-0 defeat.

A second half goal from Ryan Brunt after Chris Weale initially saved a long range Craig Tanner shot ensured all three points stayed in Devon

Darren Way selected the same eleven that earned a 1-1 draw the previous week against Leyton Orient.

Marc Laird returned to the squad and claimed a spot on the bench in the place of Tottenham Hotspur loanee Christian Maghoma.

The home side started brightly with the strong wind behind them and looked to make the wind count early on.

Within the first two minutes they could have opened the scoring when Gregg Wylde’s cross hit the knee of Threlkeld and went over the bar.

Just after the 15-minute mark Town struck the bar after Matty Dolan picked the ball up a full 30-yards from goal. The former Middelsbrough man unleashed a left-footed strike that dipped late and with keeper McCormick seemingly letting the shot ‘go’ the ball bounced back off the bar and away to safety.

At the other end Town stopper Weale had to be on his toes to gather a shot from the edge of the area from Wylde.

Three minutes into the second half Weale was again called into action to deny a Jervis free-kick from just out side the area.

Jervis curled the ball over the Town wall with his right boot, only for Weale to dive to his left and palm the ball away to safety.

The home side opened the scoring just before the hour mark when Craig Tanner’s shot from distance was palmed away by Weale.

Striker Brunt was the quickest to react to slide the loose ball home under Weale from close range.

In the dying stages substitute Jack Compton’s free kick was met by the head of Darren Ward, but the skippers head went over the Argyle cross bar.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ALL AT YEOVIL TOWN!


Everyone at Yeovil Town Football Club would like to wish all our supporters and sponsors a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thank you for your continued and loyal support throughout the season, which is very much appreciated by everyone at the Club.

We hope you all have fantastic day, and we hope to see you for our Boxing Day game at Plymouth Argyle and remember tickets for our clash with Oxford United on 28th December remain at pre-match prices right until kick off.

JOSH SHEEHAN EXTENDS LOAN FOR A FURTHER MONTH

Yeovil Town are pleased to announce that Josh Sheehan has extended his loan spell at Huish Park.

The 20-year-old has penned another loan extension that will see him remain at Yeovil Town for a further month.

Manager Darren Way said: “We are all really pleased to have secured the services of Josh again. On the little run we have been on he has started every game.

“We hope that he keeps up the level of performances that we have seen from him recently to make sure he continues to challenge for a first team place.”

PREVIEW: PLYMOUTH ARGYLE V YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League Two action this coming Boxing Day with an away trip to Devon’s Plymouth Argyle.

The game kicks off at 3pm and tickets are available on the day for fans making the trip down.

Argyle are sat pretty at the very top of League Two, their accumulation of 43 points is a full 30 points more than Yeovil but the confidence around Huish Park has lead the Glovers to not fear anyone in this League.

Yeovil are coming off the back of two draws thanks to Francois Zoko’s goals in games against both Barnet and Leyton Orient.

Three goals in two games for the front man, whose form could be the key to getting out of trouble over the festive period.

The team news from Yeovil is mostly positive – Darren Way has reported that Marc Laird took part in training this week and he could be involved in the match day squad soon.

Wes Fodgen and Harry Cornick both missed the Orient game but neither have been ruled out of making a return on Boxing Day.

Elsewhere – Connor Roberts has extended his deal on loan from Swansea for another month and Darren Way has revealed he’s added former Yeovil player Chris Giles to his backroom staff on a temporary basis to add some more knowledge and knowhow to the club.

As for the Glovers’ opponents, they are putting a run of four unbeaten games behind them after beating Hartlepool.

That win away at ‘Pools came thanks to a last minute Kelvin Mellor winner that ended a sequence that has seen them lose to Exeter and Cambridge as well as drawing at Orient and bottom side Dagenham and Redbridge.

Interestingly, the last match at Home Park – the loss to Cambridge – saw manager Derek Adams blame algae on the surface for the loss claiming that the extra slippery turf was causing players to lose their feet more, including a last gasp slip which otherwise would have prevented the winner.

Former Glovers striker Reuben Reid has been missing for the Pilgrims for some weeks now and would have been keen to score against his old employers after starting the season with half a dozen quick goals.

Never the less, the likes of Ryan Dickson – the Glovers captain and Paul Wotton, Argyle coach will be looking to get one over their old bosses.

It’s the start of a busy week or two for Yeovil with Oxford at home on the 28th, so get behind the lads and build some momentum that will hopefully see the Glovers rise out of trouble as the season rolls on.

Hopefully you’ve all asked Santa for three points this Christmas.

Last time we met

Despite the relative locality of the two sides and both team’s extended spells in the Football League, since the turn of the millennium, the two have only crossed paths in one season, the 2010/11 campaign.

The two league games came within one month and one day of each other in early 2011 and in 180 minutes, just one goal was scored – an Andy Williams deflected effort an hour into the second fixture at Huish Park.

However, since then, the sides have played three times in pre-season friendlies with Yeovil coming out on top in each occasion.

In 2012, Reuben Reid – now of the Pilgrims scored a hat trick in a pre-season thrashing, a year later and it was the lethal combo of Hayter and Madden that did the trick before Liam Davis and Sam Hoskins scored late goals to secure a win in the summer of 2014.

Tickets

Tickets for this fixture are available on match day but are priced at £2 more expensive than those purchased pre-match.

Note, that tickets will go off sale from Huish Park on Weds 23rd on December – match day prices will be the only option.

Adults are £22 on the day with concessions available from £17.

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.

THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE AND SKY BET AGREE NEW THREE-YEAR DEAL

The Football League has signed a new three-season title sponsorship agreement with online bookmaker and current partner, Sky Bet.

The new agreement, which will deliver increased revenue to League clubs, will begin in August 2016 and run until at least 2019, with the title sponsorship once again becoming a standalone arrangement.

Following the recently announced re-branding of The Football League to the EFL, the competition will become known as the Sky Bet EFL with its three divisions continuing to be known as the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two.  Sky Bet will also be the title sponsor of the Sky Bet Play-Offs.

Football League Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey said: "At a time when The Football League is very much focused on its future, which includes our imminent re-branding to the EFL, it is a great encouragement to see Sky Bet putting their continued faith in our competition and our clubs.

"This is an excellent way to end an outstanding year of league football and, on behalf of clubs, I would like to offer my appreciation to Sky Bet for their continued commitment."

Sky Bet Chief Executive, Richard Flint said: “Over the last couple of seasons we’ve loved working with the League, its clubs and the fans and so are delighted to extend Sky Bet’s sponsorship. We are proud to continue our investment in such a fantastic competition and look forward to making betting better for football fans.”

To celebrate signing the deal, Sky Bet are offering the best odds on all Football League clubs to win their Boxing Day fixtures, and are also top price on a wide range of Football League outrights over the Christmas period.

 

The League has also revealed the new EFL divisional logos and colours with the Sky Bet Championship logo featuring a new gold design, Sky Bet League One a silver design and Sky Bet League Two a red design. The logo for the Sky Bet Play-Offs will combine the three colours together.

CONNOR ROBERTS EXTENDS HIS LOAN SPELL AT HUISH PARK

Yeovil Town are pleased to announce that Connor Roberts has extended his stay at Huish Park until 19th January 2016.

Connor has been ever present in the Glovers team since he joined before the first game of the season against Exeter City.

Manager Darren Way said: “I would like to thank Swansea City for allowing Connor to extend his stay with us.

“Connor hasn’t missed one single training session and has played every game for us. He certainly has a bright future ahead of him and the experience of playing for Yeovil Town will help him develop further.”

SUPPORTER MATT CHOWN TO TAKE ON FOOTBALL TO AMSTERDAM CYCLE CHALLENGE

As part of our Yeovil Town Football Club’s involvement with Prostate Cancer UK, Glovers supporter Matt Chown will be representing the club on a cycle ride from The Olympic Stadium, London to Amsterdam covering 145 miles in just three days.

This season Football to Amsterdam will take place on 3rd-5th June 2016 with all money raised going to Prostate Cancer UK.

Our sincere thanks go to Chris Boon from TRI UK of Yeovil for the kind gesture of donating a GT Road Bike (pictured above).

Matt will be at Huish Park cycling on a turbo trainer before the game against Oxford United and fans can guess how many miles he will cover before kick off.

There will be prizes for the person who gets closest to his total amount cycled before kick off.

More information on the bike ride can be found by clicking here.

AWAY TRAVEL DETAILS FOR PLYMOUTH AND CARLISLE

The Green and White Supporters Club will as always be running travel for the games against Plymouth Argyle and Carlisle United.

Times and prices are listed as follows:

Plymouth Argyle
Saturday 26th December

Huish Park: 11am

Adult Members – £15 – Member Concessions – £13

Adult Non-Members – £17 – Non-Member Concessions – £15

Carlisle United (at Blackpool)
Sunday 10th January

Huish Park: 6:15am

Adult Members – £31 – Member Concessions – £29

Adult Non-Members – £33 – Non-Member Concessions – £31

To book your seat, please text Paul Hadlow on 07736 044570. If you want to call Paul please do so after 6pm. or email Paul on paulhadlow@outlook.com

Please make clear which match you are booking for along with your full name and a contact telephone number.

TICKETS: LUTON TOWN V YEOVIL TOWN

Tickets for Town’s re-arranged trip to Luton Town on Tuesday 2nd February are now on sale from Huish Park.

 

The game at Kenilworth Road is all ticket for Glovers fans therefore no sales on the day. Supporters must purchase from the Ticket Office at Huish Park ahead of the game as tickets will go off sale at 5pm on Monday 1st February.

Prices for the fixture are as follows:

 

Adults – £18.00

Seniors over 65 – £13.00

Under 22 – £13.00

Golden Seniors – over 75 – £10.00

Under 18 – £6.00

Under 10 – £3.00

 

Disabled supporters (non-wheelchair) shall pay one category lower than their normal price with a carer free of charge if required.

Wheelchair users will need to contact Luton Town direct on 01582 416976.

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

Match Report : 19/12/2015

Manager Darren Way was forced into making two changes from the previous week. Wes Fogden and Harry Cornick both missed the trip through injuries to be replaced by Nathan Smith and Iffy Allen.

Smith started the game on the left wing with Allen starting on the right. It was Allen who made the first impression after just 15 seconds when he latched onto a smart ball from Jeffers to cross into the area, only for the home side to clear away.

Both teams enjoyed short spells of possession but neither goalkeeper was tested in the first twenty five minutes.

Town were enjoying themselves down the left flank with both Dickson and Smith surging forward at every opportunity to whip crosses into the Orient area.

The first ‘chance’ came from a Dickson cross on the left after the former Crawley man beat his marker to cross. His cross was met by Allen at the back post, but his effort went over the bar.

With ten minutes of the first half remaining the Glovers caused some havoc in the Orient area when a Sheehan free kick wasn’t cleared. After a game of head tennis in the area the ball fell to Jeffers but his shot was well blocked by Cole Kpekawa.

Just moments later Allen robbed Simpson on the Town right to worm his way into the area, jinking past two Orient defenders. His lay-off set up Sheehan but the Swansea loanee’s shot went just over the bar.

At the other end Weale was being kept from making any saves because of the tight defence in front of him. The home side did force a corner with five minutes of the first half remaining when Blair Turgott turned in the area to shoot at goal, only for his effort to be deflected over.

Town took a deserved lead deep into injury time when Zoko rose highest at the back post to nod home a Sheehan cross past Cisak.

In the build up to the goal Allen again robbed left back Shaw to cross into the box. His cross was half cleared before Sheehan picked up the loose ball to cross to the back post for Zoko to nod home.

Just before the hour mark Town had to soak up a sustained spell of pressure from the home side with Simpson causing a mix up in the area, which resulted in a corner to the home side.

With twenty minutes remaining Town were pushing for a second goal and nearly got it when Jeffers found Allen in the Orient area, but his goal bound effort was bravely blocked by N’voto.

Two minutes later and from no where the home side drew level. With Town seemingly clearing any danger the ball fell to McAnuff who drilled the ball home from 35 plus yards, leaving Weale with no chance.

On 76 minutes Town were denied a very strong penalty claim when Allen pounced on a defensive mistake in the area, only be hauled down when he twisted away from marker. With nearly every player stopping for the referee to award a penalty Mr Swabey waved play on and awarded a goal kick to the home side.

FA CUP TICKETS: CARLISLE UNITED V YEOVIL TOWN

Tickets for Town’s FA CUP Third Round tiw against Carlisle United are now on sale.

The game will take place at Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road instead of Brunton Park because of the recent floods int he Carlisle area.

Prices for the fixture on Sunday 10th January (2pm kick off) will be as follows:

 

Adults – £15

Seniors (over 65) – £10

17-21 -£10

U17 – £5

U7 – FREE

Wheelchair – £4

Carer – FREE

Tickets are now available to buy by calling the Huish Park ticket office on 01935 847888.

PREVIEW: LEYTON ORIENT V YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League Two action this coming Saturday when the Glovers travel to Leyton Orient for a 3pm kick off.

Darren Way’s spell in interim charge of the first team reaches its fourth game and after one win (1-0 v Stevenage), one defeat (3-2 v Oxford) and one draw (2-2 v Barnet) this Saturday’s match will set the tone for the busy Christmas period.

Last weekend saw Yeovil come from two goals down to snatch a point at Huish Park when two last gasp Francois Zoko goals gained Yeovil an unlikely draw.

Aaron McLean scored a brace of his own and looked liked he had won the full three points for the travelling Bees, but the Glovers never-say-die attitude, backed up by a vociferous home support saw the dramatic ending unfold.

Arguably, the performance merited the rewards and that was also the case against Stevenage the weekend before.

A late Ben Tozer goal was all that separated the sides, but the performance suggested that progress in the FA Cup was never in doubt. The prize for Yeovil was an away tie against Carlisle United.

Due to the current situation with flooding in Cumbria, the third round match will now be played at Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road. Stay tuned to YTFC.net for all the ticketing details once they are announced.

In his weekly press conference, Darren Way took the chance to confirm that the injured trio of Marc Laird, Kevin Dawson and Jack Compton are all edging closer to a return.

Compton and Dawson are on their own, specific rehab training programmes and could well be involved in full contact training with the rest of the squad by the new-year.

Simon Gillett is also on the road to the recovery but his return may be a little further in the distance.

In terms of the immediate team news, Coventry loanee George Thomas returned to the Sky Blues shortly before the Barnet game and has cut his spell short.

Leyton Orient go into the game on Saturday just a point outside of the play-off places in 9th position in the table.

They have had a resurgence in form since dropping into League Two, with Yeovil, last season.

Top scorer Jay Simpson has 15 league goals this term, 12 more than anyone else in the squad and Darren Way admitted they squad have been working to nullify his threat this weekend.

Orient had a midweek match to take care of this past Tuesday with the O’s drawing a stalemate against Scunthorpe in their FA Cup 2nd Round tie two weeks ago.

The replay, up at Glanford Park, ended in a 3-0 thrashing which secured the Iron a 3rd round match at Chelsea.

The O’s league form is at least consistent, three consecutive 1-1 draws have seen them stagnate a little bit in the group of sides just outside the play offs.

Whilst the focus may have been on the goalscoring prowess at one end, O’s manager has moved to strengthen at the back signing on QPR loan defender Cole Kpekawa for another month.

Darren Way takes his men to the Matchroom Stadium and the away fans could prove vital in building some pre-Christmas momentum.

All the ticket details can be found below.

Last time we met

With both sides dropping out of League One last season, the sides crossed paths twice.

In both games, Orient came out on top by a whopping 3-0 score line.

Only Nathan Smith and Josh Sheehan have survived from the starting line up in the last fixture – although Artur Krysiak was named among the substitutes for both games with loanee ‘Keepers Jed Steer and Scott Loach brought is as Number One.

The last time Yeovil won over the Orient was an FA Cup game the season before, the third round tie in the Championship season saw goals from Joel Grant, Kieffer Moore and James Hayter (2) secure progression with a thumping 4-0 win.

Tickets

Glovers fans are able to buy tickets on the day of the game, but they will be £24 – £2 higher than if bought pre-match day.

There are reduced rates for Concessions, all tickets can be bought from the ticket office on Saturday.

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.

TOWN PLAYERS SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER AT HOSPITAL VISIT

Yeovil Town’s First Team squad and management staff spent Thursday afternoon visiting Yeovil District Hospital to spread some Christmas cheer to patients and staff.

The whole squad spent the afternoon visiting all the wards at the local hospital handing out gifts from the club.

The players also purchased gifts at their own expense to hand out to patients at the hospital.

CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS

The club and ticket office will be open at the following times over the Christmas holidays.

Monday 21st – Normal working hours

Tuesday 22nd – Normal working hours                 

Wednesday 23rd – Normal working hours

Thursday 24th – 9-12

Friday 25th – Closed

Saturday 26th – Closed

Sunday 27th – Closed   

Monday 28th – Match Day – Open at 9am

Tuesday 29th –  Normal working hours

Wednesday 30th – Normal working hours

Thursday 31st – Close at 4pm

Friday 1st – Closed

Saturday 2nd – Match Day – Open at 9am

Sunday 3rd – Closed

TOWN DONATE HOSPITALITY PACKAGE TO HELP FLOOD VICTIMS

Yeovil Town will travel to face Carlisle United in the FA Cup third round in January.

The game will now take place at Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road after Carlisle’s Brunton Park was damaged by the recent floods.

Not only has the ground been damaged, local homes and businesses have also been ruined by Storm Desmond.

Yeovil Town are pleased to say that the club have donated a hospitality package for up to 10 people for Carlisle United to auction for the game at Huish Park on Friday 25th March.

TOWN TO FACE CARLISLE UNITED IN FA CUP AT BLOOMFIELD ROAD

Yeovil Town will play their third round Emirates FA Cup clash against Carlisle United at Bloomfield Road, the home of Blackpool, on Sunday 10 January 2016 – kick off 2pm.

The Tangerines were one of a number of clubs to demonstrate that the ‘football family’ is alive and well when they offered their stadium as a possible venue for use by the Cumbrians, in the wake of the Storm Desmond floods, and positive talks involving all three clubs, the FA and the relevant police authorities have led to the finalisation of the fixture details.

Carlisle United’s club secretary Sarah McKnight said: “Blackpool were extremely positive from the moment we made first contact and arranging this fixture has been an extremely smooth process. It has also been another example of how well clubs and authorities can work together in times of need. It’s a great stadium and everyone at the club has been very receptive and accommodating with our requests. We can’t thank them enough.”

Yeovil Town’s club secretary Jean Cotton said: “After seeing the devastating floods in the Carlisle area and the damage the floods have caused at Brunton Park we are pleased to see that other football clubs are willing to help out. Here at Yeovil Town we have donated a hospitality package for Carlisle to auction. The package is worth nearly £500 and for up to ten Carlisle United fans to enjoy the game at Huish Park on Good Friday in March 2016.”

Full ticket details to follow.

HALF SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE FROM HUISH PARK

Half Season Tickets are now on sale from the Ticket Office at Huish Park.

Half Season Tickets make ideal Christmas presents and gifts for Town fans.

By signing up for a half season ticket you will be entitled to 11 games for the price 9 and priority on all cup tickets.

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

Tickets are priced as follows:

“THAT FIGHTING SPIRIT WILL KEEP US UP” – DARREN WAY

Yeovil Town’s Darren Way was happy after his side came from 2-0 down to grab a vital point at home to fellow strugglers Barnet.

The visit of the Bees to Huish Park was seen as a vital game in League Two in the battle against the drop, and the Green Army were stung by two Aaron McLean goals in the first half.

But despite needing to get back on level terms as late as the 79th minute, Francois Zoko was the hero as his first two goals for Yeovil in the final ten minutes of the game to earn Way his first point as manager at Huish Park.

And the boss was delighted with the comeback, and explained to Glovers Player that fighting spirit is what is needed for the team to beat the drop.

“It was fantastic, I thought it was entertaining football. I thought the environment was excellent to be in, and is exactly what we need this year to make sure we complete that objective of staying in this league,” said Way.

“Anyone who thinks they can turn up at Yeovil Town Football Club in the position that I’ve taken over in and it’s going to be easy: no chance. Every team is fighting for points and every point matters, and that fighting spirit will keep us up.”

After making 274 appearances in the Green and White as a player, Way was determined to get his first three points for Yeovil as a manager.

But whilst that did not come against Barnet, Way was adamant that the draw against the Bees will be an incredibly important result come the end of the season.

“I know the supporters wanted that win, I wanted that win, but sometimes in life you don’t get everything you want,” he explained.

“It may be small marginal gains but we have to make sure we keep fighting for it this year because there’s so much to play for.”

Way reserved special praise for Zoko after the striker vital contribution, but admitted that the staff are doing things differently with the Ivorian.

“He done a different warmup to the players the other day (against Oxford)” explained the Glovers boss, “as we were looking at the heart rate monitors and the readings from the other first team players like Darren Ward who really look after themselves.

“It was completely different readings. We’re trying to do everything we can to get him fit as quickly as possible and he showed today what quality he has got, so we’re really pleased with Francois.”

The 36 year-old is unsure how long his stint as temporary Yeovil manager will last… but delivered a warning that whoever wants the job will need to fight him for it!

Way said “I’ve been looking forward to every minute, every second of this job, I love it. If there is someone out there, and I’m sure there is someone who wants this job, they’ll need to have a good scrap with me to get me out this office now!

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V BARNET

A late Francois Zoko double grabbed the unlikeliest of points for Yeovil Town at home to Barnet this afternoon.

The big Ivorian struck in the 79th and 85th minute to complete a stirring fightback after Aaron McLean’s first half brace had given the Bees a two goal interval lead. The Glovers, lacklustre in the first half and for parts of the second half, escape with a point that lifted Darren Way’s side off the bottom and into 23rd place.

The manager made two changes to the side that lost 3-2 to Oxford United in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday night. Ryan Dickson came in at left back for Nathan Smith while Ben Tozer also dropped to the bench, Shaun Jeffers coming in up front.

And it was Dickson who nearly opened the scoring on five minutes. His viciously in swinging corner almost caught new Barnet loan keeper Ian Lawlor unawares and he ad to clear desperately from off his line. Yeovil continued their bright start with both Matt Dolan and Jeffers have shots blocked one after another but Aaron McLean fired a warning shot across Yeovil’s bows, and towards their goal, but Connor Roberts cleared off the line superbly.

It was only a brief escape though as on seventeen minutes, Barnet took the lead. Jakub Sokolik was penalised for a foul on McLean and the experienced striker fired an unstoppable free kick into the top corner of the net.

Yeovil tried in vain to get back into the game but their efforts were either weak or off target or both. Jeffers poked a shot at Lawlor, Josh Sheehan curled a shot well wide and then Harry Cornick sliced a left foot shot wide on the 44th minute. Then, just as the half time whistle was about to blow, McLean was played through springing the offside trap and finished calmly into the corner.

After the break, Darren Way brought Tozer on for Sheehan but the pattern of play didn’t change much, Martin Allen’s men were on top and there seemed little chance of the Glovers getting much from the match. Zoko turned and shot but his attempt was blocked, Roberts shot inches wide and though Luke Gambin shot wide, Chris Weale in the Yeovil goal had little to do except for goal kicks really.

Zoko then went even closer on 77 minutes when Lawlor denied the striker with his legs but a minute later, he pulled a goal back when Roberts crossed and he flicked a diving header past the keeper and into the corner.

Bird headed wide from a cross by sub Iffy Allen, making a rare appearance off the bench but on 85 minutes, the equaliser arrived and in some style. The ball was cleared from a cross to the edge of the box where Zoko swivelled and struck a stunning effort past Lawlor.

Late on Yeovil almost grabbed a sensational winner when Allen’s pace down the left saw him cut inside and fire towards the corner of the goal but Lawlor saved well. Five minutes of stoppage time couldn’t separate the two sides so points shared at Huish Park.

Match Report : 12/12/2015

A late Francois Zoko double grabbed the unlikeliest of points for Yeovil Town at home to Barnet this afternoon.

The big Ivorian struck in the 79th and 85th minute to complete a stirring fightback after Aaron McLean’s first half brace had given the Bees a two goal interval lead. The Glovers, lacklustre in the first half and for parts of the second half, escape with a point that lifted Darren Way’s side off the bottom and into 23rd place.

The manager made two changes to the side that lost 3-2 to Oxford United in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday night. Ryan Dickson came in at left back for Nathan Smith while Ben Tozer also dropped to the bench, Shaun Jeffers coming in up front.

And it was Dickson who nearly opened the scoring on five minutes. His viciously in swinging corner almost caught new Barnet loan keeper Ian Lawlor unawares and he ad to clear desperately from off his line. Yeovil continued their bright start with both Matt Dolan and Jeffers have shots blocked one after another but Aaron McLean fired a warning shot across Yeovil’s bows, and towards their goal, but Connor Roberts cleared off the line superbly.

It was only a brief escape though as on seventeen minutes, Barnet took the lead. Jakub Sokolik was penalised for a foul on McLean and the experienced striker fired an unstoppable free kick into the top corner of the net.

Yeovil tried in vain to get back into the game but their efforts were either weak or off target or both. Jeffers poked a shot at Lawlor, Josh Sheehan curled a shot well wide and then Harry Cornick sliced a left foot shot wide on the 44th minute. Then, just as the half time whistle was about to blow, McLean was played through springing the offside trap and finished calmly into the corner.

After the break, Darren Way brought Tozer on for Sheehan but the pattern of play didn’t change much, Martin Allen’s men were on top and there seemed little chance of the Glovers getting much from the match. Zoko turned and shot but his attempt was blocked, Roberts shot inches wide and though Luke Gambin shot wide, Chris Weale in the Yeovil goal had little to do except for goal kicks really.

Zoko then went even closer on 77 minutes when Lawlor denied the striker with his legs but a minute later, he pulled a goal back when Roberts crossed and he flicked a diving header past the keeper and into the corner.

Bird headed wide from a cross by sub Iffy Allen, making a rare appearance off the bench but on 85 minutes, the equaliser arrived and in some style. The ball was cleared from a cross to the edge of the box where Zoko swivelled and struck a stunning effort past Lawlor.

Late on Yeovil almost grabbed a sensational winner when Allen’s pace down the left saw him cut inside and fire towards the corner of the goal but Lawlor saved well. Five minutes of stoppage time couldn’t separate the two sides so points shared at Huish Park.

20% OFF EVERYTHNG IN THE CLUB SHOP

With Christmas around the corner the club shop at Huish Park has extended its offer of 20% all items!

The store will offer 20% off everything all day ahead of the fixture with Barnet.

Come along and buy your Christmas gifts ahead of the Christmas rush and save yourself 20%!

FANS REMINDED ABOUT ROADWORKS AROUND HUISH PARK

Supporters are reminded that the road works at the Copse Road and Western Avenue junction will continue over the weekend.

The three-way traffic lights will still be in use for the clash against Barnet. The club have been assured that the traffic lights will be manned from midday until the traffic has cleared after the final whistle.

Please leave plenty of time to arrive at Huish Park ahead of the 3pm kick-off.

MATCH DAYS JUST GOT CHEAPER AT HUISH PARK


Yeovil Town have extended the pre-match discount for the remaining fixtures in December.

The pre-match discount will remain in place on match days for the fixtures against Barnet on Saturday 12th December and Oxford United on Monday 28th December.

Currently prices increase by £2 on the day of the match, but for the month of December the prices will not increase on the day.

To order your tickets click here or call the ticket office on 01935 847888.

PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V BARNET

Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League Two action this coming Saturday with a home game against fellow strugglers Barnet.

The game at Huish Park kicks off at 3pm and you are all invited to Darren Way’s first league game as interim manager.

Way’s tenure has spanned two games already and both of them were in cup action with very different results.

In the FA Cup last Saturday, the Glovers won 1-0 thanks to a Ben Tozer goal late in the game.

The clean sheet was combined with a renewed vigour, attacking football and a desire to see the game out, all positives to take forward.

That level of performance rolled into Tuesday night’s fixture with Oxford in the southern area semi-final of the Johnstones Paint Trophy.

Scoring a brace goals against a top of the league side is never easy and yet strikes from Wes Fogden and Shaun Jeffers put Yeovil within touching distance of the win, but a stunning strike from debutant Jordan Evans was the catalyst for an Oxford 3-2 win.

In League terms, Yeovil remain bottom and are on a rotten run of form that hasn’t seen a full three points picked up since mid-September.

But with the standard of performances on the rise it is hoped that this weekend’s fixture against Barnet will provide the perfect opportunity to kick start the season again.

The team news is much the same as the past two games, the known absentees are Kevin Dawson, Omar Sowunmi, Marc Laird, Jordan Gibbons and Simon Gillet.

Gillett, however, took part in some of the pre-match warm up on Tuesday suggesting he is edging closer to a return.

As for Barnet, they lie in 19th place but despite being not many places ahead they are a full 10 points clear of the bottom spot.

A Glovers win could take them out of the bottom two depending on results of Dagenham and Redbridge and York respectively.

The Bees are in a similar stint of poor form having dropped out of the FA Cup at the hands of Newport last week after losing to Mansfield, Notts County and Luton during the month of November.

But this Saturday’s game is all about Yeovil Town and getting back to winning ways.

Darren Way has put on record this week, that the only way the club can succeed is as a unit and encouraged the supporters to ‘bring their voices’ this weekend.

So come along and pack the park to get the League campaign back up and running under the new Gaffer.

Last time we met

Yeovil and Barnet have already met this season in the first round of the Johnstones Paint Trophy.

Barnet were the masters of their own downfall however with a single, first half own goal enough for Yeovil to progress.

Prior to that, the two sides last crossed paths in competitive action during the FA Cup of 2003/04. Yeovil beat Barnet on their way to meeting Liverpool in the later rounds.

The game, at Huish Park, was played in front of nearly 6000 people and saw Yeovil thrash their opponents 5-1. Gavin Williams, Colin Miles, Jake Edwards and Nick Crittenden all taking their share of the goal scoring spoils.

The last league meeting came the season before with the results not quite going in Yeovil’s favour. A 0-0 draw at home and a 2-1 defeat down at what was then, Underhill.

That 0-0 draw is however, the only time the sides have played out a game with fewer than three goals in since the turn of the millennium. There’s another 2-1 Barnet win and a 3-2 home win from the campaign before… so on that form, we should expect goals galore on Saturday.

Tickets

Tickets for the game are available through all the usual channels;

Call in advance on 01935 84788, come down to Huish Park at any time right up until kick off on match day, or order online by clicking HERE and pick up your tickets from the ticket office on the 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.

FANS AROUND THE COUNTRY URGED TO ‘COME HOME FOR FOOTBALL’ THIS CHRISTMAS

Christmas comes early as the festive period kicks off this weekend with 192 Sky Bet Football League fixtures

Sky Sports Football League expert Ian Holloway today called for fans around the country to get behind their local clubs this Christmas (watch the video here), as The Football League begin preparations for the start of the festive period where a massive 192 Football League games will be played.

Over 2 million fans are expected to attend Football League fixtures between the 11th December and the 2nd January, with many heading home to re-unite with friends, family and their local football clubs. Those that do will have the opportunity to take in the magic of Christmas in the stands with over 17,000 hours of football set to light up the festive period.

Fans can find out when their local clubs are playing and purchase tickets by visiting www.comehomeforfootball.com, making it easier than ever for supporters to be in the thick of the action during what is traditionally one of the most exciting periods of the season.

Supporters that head to www.comehomeforfootball.com will also have the chance to win a pair of tickets to their club’s final home game of 2015 and an official Mitre Delta Hyperseam club-branded football signed by the squad. The competition is being run in association with Mitre, the Official Ball Supplier to The Football League.

Speaking about the bumper Christmas schedule, Shaun Harvey, Chief Executive of The Football League said: “Christmas and New Year has always been a special time for fans and with over 180 Football League fixtures scheduled we’re all in for another treat this season.

“Over 2 million people will experience the excitement of Football League matches first-hand over the festive period. We’re encouraging as many people as possible to come home for football and join them at a game this Christmas”.

The festivities kick off on Sky Sports, who will be showing 10 live matches from the Sky Bet Football League in 10 consecutive days this December, in what is a first for The Football League. A full list of the live games can be found at: www.skysports.com/10in10

Starting with Nottingham Forest’s trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday 11th December, Sky Sports’ ‘10 in 10’ is the perfect option for those that can’t get to their local club in person across Christmas but don’t want to miss out on the fantastic entertainment on offer.

Ian Holloway, who will be a studio guest for all 10 matches on Sky Sports added: “Christmas has come early!  It’s been a brilliant start to the season and what better way to celebrate the festive season than by showing ten matches in ten days from the most exciting League in football.  I’m delighted that fans will get the chance to enjoy nearly two weeks of non-stop Football League action exclusively live on Sky Sports.”

REPORT: OXFORD UNITED V YEOVIL TOWN

Town exited the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy following a 3-1 defeat at the hands of high-flying Oxford United.

Two first half goals from Jordan Evans and Callum O’Dowda sandwiched a Wes Fogden strike before Oxford added to their tally just before the hour mark when Chris Maguire scored.

Manager Darren Way made three changes from the side that beat Stevenage in the FA Cup on Saturday. Ryan Bird, Shaun Jeffers and Ryan Dickson dropped to the bench to be replaced by Ben Tozer, Wes Fogden and Francois Zoko.

The Glovers found themselves a goal down after just four minutes when debutant Evans picked up the loose ball 40 yards from goal after a misplaced pass in the Town midfield. The youngster unleashed an unstoppable shot that sailed past the diving Weale and into the net.

On 25 minutes the recalled Zoko jinked his way past two Oxford defenders only for his goal bound shot to be blocked by the back tracking defender.

With Town growing more and more into the game they levelled the scores on 37 minutes after a patient build up and some neat passing involving a number of players. The ball fell to Tozer just outside the box and the former Northampton man saw Fogden in space and played a neat through ball, which Fogden fired home past Slocombe from just inside the area.

Town were only level for five minutes as the home side went ahead through O’Dowda. A cross from the left wing from Josh Ruffels went over everyone in the Town area to land at the feet of O’Dowda, who controlled well to slam the ball past Weale.

Five minutes into the second half the home side had a strong penalty claim turned away by referee Stroud. Chris Maguire got past his marker and looked set to round Weale, but seemed to be bundled over in the area. Despite the shouts for a penalty referee Stroud waved play on.

Just moments later Maguire did score to make it 3-1 to the home side. The Scot picked the ball up 12 yards from goal and hammered the ball past Weale to score his first goal for Oxford.

Town pulled a goal back deep into injury through substitute Shaun Jeffers to make it 3-2, but the home side hung on to secure a place in the Area Final.

Town now face Barnet in League Two action at Huish Park on Saturday where Darren Way will be looking to turn Town’s League form around.

Match Report : 08/12/2015

Town exited the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy following a 3-1 defeat at the hands of high-flying Oxford United.

Two first half goals from Jordan Evans and Callum O’Dowda sandwiched a Wes Fogden strike before Oxford added to their tally just before the hour mark when Chris Maguire scored.

Manager Darren Way made three changes from the side that beat Stevenage in the FA Cup on Saturday. Ryan Bird, Shaun Jeffers and Ryan Dickson dropped to the bench to be replaced by Ben Tozer, Wes Fogden and Francois Zoko.

The Glovers found themselves a goal down after just four minutes when debutant Evans picked up the loose ball 40 yards from goal after a misplaced pass in the Town midfield. The youngster unleashed an unstoppable shot that sailed past the diving Weale and into the net.

On 25 minutes the recalled Zoko jinked his way past two Oxford defenders only for his goal bound shot to be blocked by the back tracking defender.

With Town growing more and more into the game they levelled the scores on 37 minutes after a patient build up and some neat passing involving a number of players. The ball fell to Tozer just outside the box and the former Northampton man saw Fogden in space and played a neat through ball, which Fogden fired home past Slocombe from just inside the area.

Town were only level for five minutes as the home side went ahead through O’Dowda. A cross from the left wing from Josh Ruffels went over everyone in the Town area to land at the feet of O’Dowda, who controlled well to slam the ball past Weale.

Five minutes into the second half the home side had a strong penalty claim turned away by referee Stroud. Chris Maguire got past his marker and looked set to round Weale, but seemed to be bundled over in the area. Despite the shouts for a penalty referee Stroud waved play on.

Just moments later Maguire did score to make it 3-1 to the home side. The Scot picked the ball up 12 yards from goal and hammered the ball past Weale to score his first goal for Oxford.

Town pulled a goal back deep into injury through substitute Shaun Jeffers to make it 3-2, but the home side hung on to secure a place in the Area Final.

Town now face Barnet in League Two action at Huish Park on Saturday where Darren Way will be looking to turn Town’s League form around.

HALF SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE FROM HUISH PARK

Half Season Tickets are now on sale from the Ticket Office at Huish Park.

Half Season Tickets make ideal Christmas presents and gifts for Town fans.

By signing up for a half season ticket you will be entitled to 11 games for the price 9 and priority on all cup tickets.

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

Tickets are priced as follows:

MATCH DAYS JUST GOT CHEAPER AT HUISH PARK


Yeovil Town have extended the pre-match discount for the remaining fixtures in December.

The pre-match discount will remain in place on match days for the fixtures against Barnet on Saturday 12th December and Oxford United on Monday 28th December.

Currently prices increase by £2 on the day of the match, but for the month of December the prices will not increase on the day.

To order your tickets click here or call the ticket office on 01935 847888.

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V STEVENAGE

An 85th minute strike from super sub Ben Tozer earned Yeovil Town a place in the FA Cup Third Round at a blustery Huish Park this afternoon.

Tozer’s shot rifled into the corner of the net and gave Darren Way a win in the first game of his interim management spell and sets up the chance of another big cup tie in Monday night’s draw. The game was spoilt by the wind with clearances, passes and goal kicks all failing to make their targets and as a result the game won’t last long in the memory. But Yeovil boss Way won’t mind that as his Glovers side complete a win on his debut.

The new Yeovil manager made four changes to the side following the sacking of Paul Sturrock in midweek. Out went defender Alex Lacey, replaced by Jakub Sokolik in the centre. Ryan Bird and Shaun Jeffers came into the front line along with midfielder Matt Dolan with the trio of Wes Fogden, Ben Tozer and George Thomas joining Lacey on the bench.

The first half saw Yeovil play with the elements in their back but the first five minutes saw action at both ends and offered hope that this might be an open classic. From the kick off, Ben Kennedy headed over before Josh Sheehan then took advantage of a huge Chris Weale goal kick but volleyed wide of goal. Michael Tonge then curled a beauty onto the cross bar on three minutes with Armand Gnanduillet heading the rebound over as the game began in exciting fashion.

Chris Day, the veteran Stevenage keeper then gathered a neat flick from Shaun Jeffers and Harry Cornick’s 60 yard run ended with Day parrying well. The game then slowed down a bit as both sides struggled with the wind and there wasn’t another chance on goal till three minutes before the break. It was Day again to the rescue as he gathered a shot from Matt Dolan. Late in the half, Ryan Bird turned and fired in a shot that was deflected for a corner.

The second half opened with Connor Ogilvie bursting into the box and being challenged, looking for a penalty but ref Chris Sarginson waved away the Stevenage appeals. Connor Roberts almost cleared the stand with his 56th minute effort and Cornick set up Bird but the big striker couldn’t get a clean connection and pulled his effort wide.

Kennedy was proving more than a nuisance down the left hand side and he twice tested Weale in quick succession. First, the Yeovil keeper was helpless as the wingers shot sailed six inches over the bar then three minutes on, Weale saved from Kennedy and a superb last ditch follow up tackle from Nathan Smith saved the Glovers.

Darren Way then made a double change within a couple of minutes with Tozer and Francois Zoko coming on for Bird and Josh Sheehan. Tozer’s first long throw caused havoc in the visitors defence with Roberts shooting over from a partial clearance.

But Tozer’s moment was to come with five minutes left on the clock. Ryan Dickson’s corner was cleared to the edge of the box where Dolan recycled the ball to Jeffers. His ball back across the box found Tozer and his low drilled effort flew into the corner of the net.

Late on, Weale produced a fantastic reaction save to deny Kennedy an equaliser that Stevenage had been pushing for but at the final whistle, there was scenes of joy and celebration rarely seen at Huish Park this campaign. Darren Way had got off to a winning start as Yeovil manager and confidence has taken a big boost ahead of Tuesday’s visit to Oxford in the Johnstones Paint Trophy.

Match Report : 05/12/2015

An 85th minute strike from super sub Ben Tozer earned Yeovil Town a place in the FA Cup Third Round at a blustery Huish Park this afternoon.

Tozer’s shot rifled into the corner of the net and gave Darren Way a win in the first game of his interim management spell and sets up the chance of another big cup tie in Monday night’s draw. The game was spoilt by the wind with clearances, passes and goal kicks all failing to make their targets and as a result the game won’t last long in the memory. But Yeovil boss Way won’t mind that as his Glovers side complete a win on his debut.

The new Yeovil manager made four changes to the side following the sacking of Paul Sturrock in midweek. Out went defender Alex Lacey, replaced by Jakub Sokolik in the centre. Ryan Bird and Shaun Jeffers came into the front line along with midfielder Matt Dolan with the trio of Wes Fogden, Ben Tozer and George Thomas joining Lacey on the bench.

The first half saw Yeovil play with the elements in their back but the first five minutes saw action at both ends and offered hope that this might be an open classic. From the kick off, Ben Kennedy headed over before Josh Sheehan then took advantage of a huge Chris Weale goal kick but volleyed wide of goal. Michael Tonge then curled a beauty onto the cross bar on three minutes with Armand Gnanduillet heading the rebound over as the game began in exciting fashion.

Chris Day, the veteran Stevenage keeper then gathered a neat flick from Shaun Jeffers and Harry Cornick’s 60 yard run ended with Day parrying well. The game then slowed down a bit as both sides struggled with the wind and there wasn’t another chance on goal till three minutes before the break. It was Day again to the rescue as he gathered a shot from Matt Dolan. Late in the half, Ryan Bird turned and fired in a shot that was deflected for a corner.

The second half opened with Connor Ogilvie bursting into the box and being challenged, looking for a penalty but ref Chris Sarginson waved away the Stevenage appeals. Connor Roberts almost cleared the stand with his 56th minute effort and Cornick set up Bird but the big striker couldn’t get a clean connection and pulled his effort wide.

Kennedy was proving more than a nuisance down the left hand side and he twice tested Weale in quick succession. First, the Yeovil keeper was helpless as the wingers shot sailed six inches over the bar then three minutes on, Weale saved from Kennedy and a superb last ditch follow up tackle from Nathan Smith saved the Glovers.

Darren Way then made a double change within a couple of minutes with Tozer and Francois Zoko coming on for Bird and Josh Sheehan. Tozer’s first long throw caused havoc in the visitors defence with Roberts shooting over from a partial clearance.

But Tozer’s moment was to come with five minutes left on the clock. Ryan Dickson’s corner was cleared to the edge of the box where Dolan recycled the ball to Jeffers. His ball back across the box found Tozer and his low drilled effort flew into the corner of the net.

Late on, Weale produced a fantastic reaction save to deny Kennedy an equaliser that Stevenage had been pushing for but at the final whistle, there was scenes of joy and celebration rarely seen at Huish Park this campaign. Darren Way had got off to a winning start as Yeovil manager and confidence has taken a big boost ahead of Tuesday’s visit to Oxford in the Johnstones Paint Trophy.

SUPPORTER MATT CHOWN TO TAKE ON FOOTBALL TO AMSTERDAM CYCLE CHALLENGE

As part of our Yeovil Town Football Club’s involvement with Prostate Cancer UK, Glovers supporter Matt Chown will be representing the club on a cycle ride from The Olympic Stadium, London to Amsterdam covering 145 miles in just three days.

This season Football to Amsterdam will take place on 3rd-5th June 2016 with all money raised going to Prostate Cancer UK.

Matt will be at the Club over the next few games selling raffle tickets for a chance to WIN a GT Road Bike which has kindly be donated by TRI UK of Yeovil.

Our sincere thanks go to Chris Boon for this kind gesture.

Matt will be placed by the Yeovil Town Christmas Tree from 12.30 tomorrow (v Stevenage) and next Saturday (v Barnet) selling raffle tickets for £1 each or 5 for £4.

More information on the bike ride can be found by clicking here.

OLLIE BASSETT SIGNS FIRST PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT

Midfielder Ollie Bassett has signed a contract with Yeovil Town, committing him to the club until June 2017.

The academy star has penned his first professional contract after breaking into the first team earlier this season.

The 17-year-old became the youngest player to represent Yeovil Town in the Football League when he made his debut against Crawley Town in September.

His appearance at just 6406 days old broke the previous record held by Steven Caulker who was older by just 26 days.

FA CUP TICKETS: YEOVIL TOWN V STEVENAGE

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

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

There will be no price increase on the matchday.

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

FANS REMINDED ABOUT ROADWORKS AROUND HUISH PARK

Supporters are reminded that the road works at the Copse Road and Western Avenue junction will continue over the weekend.

The three-way traffic lights will still be in use for the weekend’s FA Cup clash with Stevenage. The club have been assured that the traffic lights will be manned from midday until the traffic has cleared after the final whistle.

Please leave plenty of time to arrive at Huish Park ahead of the 3pm kick-off.

YEOVIL TOWN RECEIVE SUPPORT FROM ALL FOUR CORNERS OF THE WORLD

Yeovil Town fan John Swanton from the United States is one of 72 overseas supporters that is in with a chance of winning a trip to the UK to see their team play, after being shortlisted to win The Football League’s ‘Stand Up & Be Counted’ campaign.

The overall winner from the 72 shortlisted fans will be announced on Saturday evening’s ‘Football On 5’ highlights programme on Channel 5 from 9pm, with that fan then being given the incredible opportunity to fly over and watch us in action later this season.

The campaign asked overseas fans to register the team they support along with their country and city of residence, with the results then displayed on each club’s own map of the world at www.representyourclub.com.

A total of over 52,000 supporters from around the globe took part in the initiative, with at least one fan registered in all 247 of the different territories.  The country with the most fans registered was Australia, with a total of 8,667 fans standing up to be counted for their Football League club.

The results of the campaign showed that Yeovil Town as a club boasted 153 overseas supporters, with the country with the most overseas Glovers fans being Germany.

As a prize for making the shortlist, John, who lives 4,000 miles away from the club, will be offered one month’s free access to our Glovers PlayerHD service, which enables fans to listen to live match commentary of our games wherever they are in the world.

Commenting on the campaign, Shaun Harvey, Chief Executive of The Football League said: “Football League clubs have always been right at the heart of their local communities but it’s quite incredible that there are also fans of our clubs in every country in the world. It’s great to see the level of passion there is for The Football League around the globe and we are delighted to offer the opportunity for fans abroad to come and see their team live as a reward for the support they show their respective clubs.”

Topping the list of clubs with the most fans registered as part of the campaign was League 2 Notts County.  Their total of 6,359 was primarily down to the unique support they have from the ‘Italian Magpies’ supporters group – established because of the club’s connection to Italian giants Juventus.

To see the full rankings supporters can visit www.representyourclub.com.

Fans who missed out on being shortlisted for the prize to fly to the UK still don’t have to miss out on any of the action with our Glovers PlayerHD service offering live match commentary of every game.  In addition, Football League matches and highlights are broadcast in up to 167 territories around the world every week throughout the season.

PLAYERS SURPRISE 102 YEAR OLD YEOVIL TOWN FAN

Yesterday Yeovil Town players Matty Dolan and Jack Compton visited Town fan Elsie Wood.

Elsie was celebrating her 102nd birthday and has been a Yeovil supporter for as long as she can remember.

Matty and Jack visited Elsie in her nursing home on the outskirts of Yeovil to give her bouquet of flowers and gifts from everyone at Yeovil Town.

Head of Media Jim Healey said: "I overheard a conversation in the club shop asking about a signed item for Elsie’s 102nd birthday and thought it would be nice to surprise her with a visit from a couple of the players.

"When telling Matty and Jack about her reaching such a great age they were keen to take some presents to Elsie."

 

A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM MANAGER DARREN WAY


I am proud and honoured to be given this opportunity to be interim manager of Yeovil Town and I feel I have worked hard throughout my career to have been given this chance.

 

We are all disappointed to be in the position we are in at the moment and I can assure everyone of you that I will be working my hardest to try to turn our fortunes around.

 

I am not expecting anyone else to do this job for me, I know that the decisions and selections I make will fall on me and only me.

 

I want a group of players that are going to pull together as a team, I don’t want a team of individuals. This will not make us win every game but will certainly make us better in the long run.

 

I think that working for Yeovil Town Football Club should be a privilege. It is now up to myself and the players we have here to prove to the fans that they are privileged to be at Huish Park as football can change quickly.

 

I would love for the players and staff to bring the supporters closer together with the club as I feel for a long time now that the togetherness has not been there. I know the only way we can do that is by winning games.

 

The club now has to see avoiding relegation as a success and we will be working as hard as possible to turn things around. As long as we focus on that and work together, I am sure we will achieve this. This is going to be a hard task, but I can assure all Yeovil Town fans that I will be showing leadership to try and bring smiles back to Yeovil Town Football Club.

YEOVIL TOWN PART COMPANY WITH PAUL STURROCK


Yeovil Town Football Club has today announced that it has parted company with its manager Paul Sturrock.

Sturrock joined the Glovers on April 9th this year but the result at the weekend against Northampton Town was Yeovil’s twelfth Sky Bet League Two fixture without a victory and leaves The Glovers bottom of the football league.

Club Chairman John Fry said: “We are very sad that the board had to reach this decision today and we thank Paul for his hard work during his time at Huish Park.

“We wish him well for the future, however we all felt that in the light of recent results we had no alternative. We will now begin our search for a new manager.”

Darren Way will take charge as interim manager with immediate effect with Terry Skiverton assisting him.

No further comment will be made by the club at this time.