Month: March 2016

TAHVON CAMPBELL EXTENDS LOAN UNTIL END OF THE SEASON

Yeovil Town are pleased to confirm that Tahvon Campbell has extended his loan at Huish Park.

Striker Tahvon has penned another extension that will see him remain at Huish Park until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old signed for the Glovers in January ahead of the fixture with York City. Since joining Town Tahvon has made 12 appearances scoring once, which was the winning goal in the 2-1 win against Crawley Town.

FAMILY AREA TO BE LAUNCHED AT NEWPORT COUNTY MATCH


This weekend’s home fixture against Newport County will see the launch of an exciting first phase of the new Family Area at Huish Park.

 

The Family Area will provide children and families a range of pre-match entertainment and activities outside the ground on match-days.

Families attending the game on Saturday should look out for the new inflatable Glovers Dome outside the Tamburino Stand from 1pm, where kids will be able to collect their free activity sheet; take part in competitions; meet the players as they arrive for photos and autographs; and as always watch out for the Jolly Giant who will be around to join in the fun.

Keep an eye out too for some exciting new additions including the Jolly Giant’s new green and white post box – a great way for kids to write letters to the players and Jolly himself and post entries to the competitions being run on the day.

As well as the dome outside the ground, next season will also see the introduction of a Junior Glovers hub inside the ground which will provide indoor, covered spaces for children to use before the game.

Funded by the Junior Glovers the Family Area will provide young fans with a whole afternoon’s entertainment with game consoles to use, Table Football, activity sheets and competitions in the build up to kick off.

Also taking part in the new look match-days will be Yeovil Towns Community Sports Trust, who will be running their match-day experiences, as well as involvement from the Academy and Ladies teams.

Marilyn Cottle of the Junior Glovers said: “We are delighted to help out with the new Junior Glovers Family Area.

 

“We have looked at what other clubs do in their family zones and have seen they have been a real success and we are excited about having our own family zone at Huish Park.

 

“The area will bring something different and enjoyment for families and it will enhance the overall match day experience, especially for young Town fans.”

The Family area will be based around Gate 3 of the Tamburino stand alongside the Green and White’s programme shop.

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday!

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY

This annual initiative, now in its 11th year, aims to celebrate access and inclusion for disabled sports fans across England and Wales.

Disabled people constitute the largest minority group at around 15% of the population and this number is increasing year on year. Naturally, a large number of disabled people are football fans too and we are pleased to take this opportunity to thank our own disabled fans for their continued loyalty and dedication to our great clubs.

But we also appreciate that many disabled people have yet to share the passion and pleasures of being a football fan. Yeovil Town & Newport County are pleased to provide reserved disabled parking bays, dedicated stewards, audio commentary for the blind and visually impaired (at Huish Park) plus a number of other services that can be supplied upon request, we welcome disabled fans along with their families and friends.

As such Yeovil Town & Newport County are pleased to support the Level Playing Field Weeks of Action 2016 by supporting World Autism Awareness Day at the Yeovil v Newport League 2 match on Saturday 02 April 2016. Supported by Autism Wessex, all the players will be wearing blue Autistic Society t-shirts, autistic people and their carers have been given free tickets to the match, whilst all the fans have been encouraged to wear blue for the game, thus promoting #LIUB "Light it up blue".

We are joining together with sports clubs, fans and organisations across England and Wales who are all #united4access and have chosen to share one common message – access and inclusion for all.

For more information about Level Playing Field(LPF)and this year’s Weeks of Action, please visit www.levelplayingfield.org.uk email info@levelplayingfield.org.uk or call 0208 621 2403.

For more information about Yeovil Town FC Disabled Supporters Association call 07790 375250

 

For more information about Newport County AFC Disabled Supporters Association call 07546 328850

For more information about Autism Wessex call 01202 483360 (Monday to Friday)

Alternatively, you may wish to send a message of support to @lpftweets using the hashtag #united4access

KIDS FOR A QUID RETURNS FOR NEWPORT COUNTY MATCH

Yeovil Town’s match against Newport County on Saturday 2nd April has been designated a Kids for a Quid fixture.

As it is Easter school holidays, tickets for all under-16’s have been reduced to just £1 as the club’s Kids for a Quid promotion returns to Huish Park.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here, in person from the Huish Park Ticket Office or by calling 01935 847888

Fans who have already purchased tickets for the fixture are asked to contact the Ticket Office to arrange a refund.

DARREN WAY HAPPY TO REMAIN UNBEATEN AT HOME


Yeovil Town manager Darren Way was happy that his players stood up to the challenge of a direct Carlisle United side after a 0-0 draw at Huish Park.

In what was a cagey game both sides neutralised each other as the two goalkeepers were left fairly untroubled by what they faced, with a deserved point for both teams.

But Way praised his side’s fighting spirit as they dealt with the aerial threat as Town kept the gap between them and the relegation zone to eleven points.

“It wasn’t nice to watch, I felt sorry for the players but that’s their style, that’s the way they play,” said the Yeovil boss.

“They’re effective and I expressed that can even happen in the Premier League. You’ve got to be men and you’ve got to be physical.

“We’re still undefeated at home, which is not a bad stat to have. It was difficult to play against and, having said that, it’s a good point. I feel proud; it feels closer to winning a game than losing it.”

After conceding six goals from set-pieces against the Cumbrians this season, the fact that his side kept a clean sheet against several dead-ball situations pleased the Town manager.

“It’s fantastic,” said Way.

“Terry Skiverton’s put a lot of hard work in with them, it’s been one of the points I’ve really tried to nail down and he’s been religious about it, It’s an important aspect of the game.

“It’s hard to gain momentum against it, the full back constantly putting the ball into the box, but the players stayed strong.”

The stalemate, combined with results elsewhere, means that with eight games to go Town are closer to confirming their League Two status for next season.

“I feel proud of the players,” said the boss, “we’ve had adversity at this football club, and it’s taken a lot of hard work.”

“A lot of the players now are feeling niggles, certainly the ones who have played a lot, because you’re at that stage of the season. But I say to them to keep jumping, and we’re going to try to finish this season strong.”

“It sets us up for the Newport game, I was a little concerned at first, how we’d deal with the defeat last week, but they showed character and fight.”

 “We keep marching on!”

‘GOOD TO GET ANOTHER GAME UNDER MY BELT’ – ALEX LACEY


Centre-back Alex Lacey says that he was happy that the back four kept another clean sheet despite being disrupted by injuries and international call-ups.


After new loan signing Liam Shephard didn’t receive international clearance in time to play in the 0-0 draw with Carlisle, Jakub Sokolik had to play at an unusual right back position instead of Connor Roberts, who is away with the Welsh under-21 side.

Lacey himself was thrown in the deep end after coming on for injured captain Darren Ward just seventeen minutes into the game, but the Town number 21 settled well into a defence that stayed solid against direct opposition.

“I’m really happy,” said Lacey.

“We always go out to win the game, but with the style of play they have it was always going to be difficult.

“It’s so end-to-end, the endless long balls made it difficult to get momentum and get attacks, but I feel it’s a solid performance from us.”

 

Lacey started the game on the bench, but made sure that he was ready in case he was called into action.

“You can’t sit on the bench and think you’re not going to play,” said the 22-year-old.

“Because if you do come on and you give a bad performance, that is what it comes down to. So I always prepare like I’m going to play, because you’ll end up disappointed if you don’t.”

“It’s never nice when someone goes off injured, but you’re the one who has to take the chances. It’s good to show what I’m about, but it’s unlucky for Wardy to get injured.”

The defender was sent off when the sides met last time in the FA Cup second round replay as the Glovers went out on penalties, and he admitted that he was happy to not have an early bath this time!

“I managed to stay on the pitch this time!” said Lacey, “So it’s good to get another game under my belt.

“It’s important to keep an organised back four and be professional throughout the team.”

Darren Way’s men haven’t conceded at home since the 1-1 draw with Portsmouth last month, and Lacey said that not conceding despite a makeshift defence shows how good the team has been defensively.

“It’s a real achievement,” said the 22 year old.

“It shows that anyone can come in and do a good job. The back four have kept a lot of clean sheets recently so it’s good to keep it going.

“It’s the thing we’re aiming to do as quickly as possible, to be safe. Our recent form has been good, now we have to keep it going.”

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V CARLISLE UNITED


Yeovil Town and Carlisle United played out a cagey 0-0 draw at Huish Park with the Glovers continued their unbeaten record at home under Darren Way.

In what was a stop-start affair, Yeovil won what could be a precious point in the fight to stay up in League Two in a deserved point for both teams.

Darren Way made four changes to his team for the visit of the Cumbrians. Of the team that started the 3-0 defeat to Cambridge in the previous game, Connor Roberts was missing due to international duty for Wales under-21s, whilst Liam Walsh was suspended following his red card against the U’s.

The pair, plus Kevin Dawson and Harry Cornick, were swapped out for Jakub Sokolik, Matty Dolan, Ryan Bird and Jack Compton.

Town kicked off shooting towards the Copse Road End on a beautiful sunny day at Huish Park. Ben Tozer had the first real opportunity after about five minutes, but his strike from distance went well over Mark Gillespie’s goal.

But Yeovil were dealt an early blow as captain Darren Ward went to ground innocuously off the ball. The injured skipper limped off after just 16 minutes, and was replaced by Alex Lacey.

Carlisle had the visitors’ first big chance of the half, as debutant Jack Stacey picked up the ball on the right wing, cut inside and ran at the Yeovil defence. The Reading loanee shot stung Krysiak’s palms, but the Town ‘keeper kept hold of the ball with ease.

The first half eased to an end without much in the way of action, and Yeovil attacked the Thatchers Gold stand after the interval. On the hour mark, Brandon Goodship made way for Shaun Jefffers, making his first appearance since the 3-2 win away at AFC Wimbledon in February.

Visiting manager Keith Curle then introduced Jabo Ibehre and Derek Asamoah as Carlisle looked to get into the game. The former nearly opened the scoring within a minute of being introduced, but his powerful header from Tommy Miller’s long throw went wide.

Darren Way brought on Leroy Lita for Compton as the game reached the final fifteen minutes, but the game was very stop-start as the full time whistle loomed. Charlie Wyke very nearly won the game in the last few minutes but his header from Joyce’s cross went wide of Krysiak’s goal.

 

YTFC: Krysiak- Sokolik, Smith, Ward (Lacey 17’), Dickson-Tozer, Dolan, Laird-Compton (Lita 77’), Bird, Goodship (Jeffers 57’).

Subs: Weale, Dawson, Jeffers, Campbell, Lacey, Bassett, Lita.

Booked: Dolan 82’

Carlisle: Gillespie- Miller, Ellis, Raynes, Grainger- Joyce- Hope (Gillesphey 71’), Kennedy, Smith (Asamoah 60’), Stacey (Ibehre 60’) – Wyke

Subs: Hanford, Atkinson, Ibehre, Comley, Thompson, Asamoah, Gillesphey

Booked: Smith 41’, Miller 87’

Attendance: 4074 (264 away)

Match Report : 25/03/2016


Yeovil Town and Carlisle United played out a cagey 0-0 draw at Huish Park with the Glovers continued their unbeaten record at home under Darren Way.

In what was a stop-start affair, Yeovil won what could be a precious point in the fight to stay up in League Two in a deserved point for both teams.

Darren Way made four changes to his team for the visit of the Cumbrians. Of the team that started the 3-0 defeat to Cambridge in the previous game, Connor Roberts was missing due to international duty for Wales under-21s, whilst Liam Walsh was suspended following his red card against the U’s.

The pair, plus Kevin Dawson and Harry Cornick, were swapped out for Jakub Sokolik, Matty Dolan, Ryan Bird and Jack Compton.

Town kicked off shooting towards the Copse Road End on a beautiful sunny day at Huish Park. Ben Tozer had the first real opportunity after about five minutes, but his strike from distance went well over Mark Gillespie’s goal.

But Yeovil were dealt an early blow as captain Darren Ward went to ground innocuously off the ball. The injured skipper limped off after just 16 minutes, and was replaced by Alex Lacey.

Carlisle had the visitors’ first big chance of the half, as debutant Jack Stacey picked up the ball on the right wing, cut inside and ran at the Yeovil defence. The Reading loanee shot stung Krysiak’s palms, but the Town ‘keeper kept hold of the ball with ease.

The first half eased to an end without much in the way of action, and Yeovil attacked the Thatchers Gold stand after the interval. On the hour mark, Brandon Goodship made way for Shaun Jefffers, making his first appearance since the 3-2 win away at AFC Wimbledon in February.

Visiting manager Keith Curle then introduced Jabo Ibehre and Derek Asamoah as Carlisle looked to get into the game. The former nearly opened the scoring within a minute of being introduced, but his powerful header from Tommy Miller’s long throw went wide.

Darren Way brought on Leroy Lita for Compton as the game reached the final fifteen minutes, but the game was very stop-start as the full time whistle loomed. Charlie Wyke very nearly won the game in the last few minutes but his header from Joyce’s cross went wide of Krysiak’s goal.

 

YTFC: Krysiak- Sokolik, Smith, Ward (Lacey 17’), Dickson-Tozer, Dolan, Laird-Compton (Lita 77’), Bird, Goodship (Jeffers 57’).

Subs: Weale, Dawson, Jeffers, Campbell, Lacey, Bassett, Lita.

Booked: Dolan 82’

Carlisle: Gillespie- Miller, Ellis, Raynes, Grainger- Joyce- Hope (Gillesphey 71’), Kennedy, Smith (Asamoah 60’), Stacey (Ibehre 60’) – Wyke

Subs: Hanford, Atkinson, Ibehre, Comley, Thompson, Asamoah, Gillesphey

Booked: Smith 41’, Miller 87’

Attendance: 4074 (264 away)

CLUB LEFT DISAPPOINTED

Unfortunately following confirmation that the FIFA Offices closed at 11am GMT on Thursday morning, it now seems unlikely that Town will be able to gain international clearance for Liam Shephard until Tuesday 29th March at the very earliest.

Both The FA and FAW are assisting the club is trying to contact FIFA offices, who are now closed due to the holiday season in Switzerland.

With today being the final day of the loan window, the club are very disappointed that the offices at FIFA closed early, causing problems for clubs ahead of a busy weekend of football.

Manager Darren Way said: “Despite lodging the paperwork for the loan at 3:30pm yesterday (Wednesday 23rd March) we are very disappointed that the clearance hasn’t been granted in time for tomorrow’s match.”

PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V CARLISLE UNITED

Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League Two action this coming Good Friday hosting Carlisle United at Huish Park with a 3pm kick off.

The choc-a-block Easter programme is somewhat lighter for the Glovers who don’t have Monday’s fixture to contend with because of international call ups to both Yeovil and their opponents Stevenage.

All of this means that focus can switch in full to this Friday’s game against play-off chasing Carlisle United.

The Glover are looking to right the wrongs of their last fixture, a 3-0 defeat to Cambridge United.

It’s hoped that the game was nothing more than a blotch on an otherwise impressive form book.

Prior to that defeat the Glovers had gone 5 unbeaten, four of which were 1-0 wins.

That lead to a clean sheet for over 460 minutes for Artur Krysiak and his defence and suddenly Darren Way’s men were up there with the most in form sides in the country.

With relegation still a concern for the Glovers, the run of form could have been dented a blow by the defeat on Saturday but late goals around the rest of League Two meant that all the sides around them failed to make up ground in the race for survival.

The Glovers do have a couple of team selection headaches to think about before the game on Friday.

Firstly Connor Roberts is set to miss his very first minutes of the season as he heads away with the Wales Under 21 squad.

Roberts was set to be the first loanee to hit 40 appearances for Yeovil since Steven Caulker and Alex McCarthy both started 44 out of 46 league games during the 2009/10 season.

The Welsh full back has already notched up 37 this campaign and could get to as many as 45 if he returns fully fit and raring to go after the international break.

If you count cup matches, Roberts has already tied the record for loanee appearances, with 46 – the same as Steven Caulker – just one more game after his break will put him top of the list of prolific loanees and a sure fire place in the YTFC round of your local pub quiz.

Elsewhere, Liam Walsh starts a three match ban following his red card last week and there remains injury concerns over Matty Dolan and Francois Zoko however both men have slightly sooner dates for a return than first thought.

One of these selection issues could be solved through the new signing Liam Shepard who joined this morning on loan – yep, that Liam Shepard, he’s back!

The team visiting this Friday are making a journey the entire length of the country in theh search for three points, Carlisle make the long journey down lying just 6 points outside the play-off places.

They faced a fellow promotion chaser in Wycombe Wanderers last week and could only manage a 1-1 draw against ten men.

In fact, they’ve drawn their last three with a 2-2 tie with Exeter and 0-0 stalemate with lowly Dagenham.

They haven’t won in March at all with their last victory coming right at the end of February against Morecambe.

At the time of writing, the loan deadline has not passed and the Cumbrians have extended the deal to keep Brandon Comley on loan from QPR this past 24 hours.

Two sides need the points for very different reasons, Carlisle are trying to get out of the division and Yeovil want to confirm their status in it.

So come along to Huish Park and turn this Good Friday into a great one with three points and even the chance to win an Easter Egg… for FREE!!!

Last time we met

These two sides have already met three times this season, once in the league and twice in the cup.

The FA Cup replay was a feisty affair that went all the way to penalties with Carlisle eventually winning the right to face Everton in the next round.

Alex Lacey saw red as did the Blues’ Luke Joyce and there could have been more with Jabo Ibhere cleaning out Artur Krysiak with a clothesline more used to Wrestlemania than Huish Park.

However, the Glovers couldn’t take their chances and the game came down to spot kicks.. one in the 94th minute when Francois Zoko hit his shot win and then in the shootout when Matt Dolan saw his shot stopped by a superb save.

Meanwhile, in the only league meeting between the sides this term, it was another goal-fest with Carlisle turning a two goal deficit into a win, cancelling out two early strikes from Harry Cornick and Ryan Bird to win 3-2.

During the 2012/13 season the two sides played a couple of very exciting games that saw a 3-3 draw being played out at Brunton Park and a 3-1 Blues win down at Huish Park.

In the first game of that season, Mark Beck – now of Yeovil – scored twice in a 3-1 win for Carlisle. Reuben Reid got a consolation shortly before Joe Garner put the game beyond all doubt deep into the second half.

In the reverse fixture Yeovil were 3-1 up with 89 minutes on the clock but failed to seal the win.

Kevin Dawson, Paddy Madden and James Hayter had all scored in front of the 150 or so travelling fans, but Lee Miller and a Luke Ayling own goal meant the spoils were shared.

The Glovers haven’t record a win over the Cumbrians since 2011 when goals from Jon Obika and Dean Bowditch completed a double over their opponents after a 1-0 win (Obika again) secured a win at Huish Park.

Tickets

Tickets for this fixture are available from all the usual outlets; go online and order yours – CLICK HERE.

You can call the team on 01935 847888 and talk to a member of staff who will be more than happy to find your seat and process the order, or of course simply come down to the stadium and buy in person.

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.

Soccer Sight (for the Blind & Visually impaired supporter at Huish Park) will also have a full match commentary of the Green & White’s home matches. 

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.

LIAM SHEPHARD JOINS THE GLOVERS FROM SWANSEA CITY

Yeovil Town is delighted to announce the signing of Liam Shephard, subject to international clearance.

Liam joins the Glovers on loan for a month from Premier League side Swansea City.

The 21-year-old needs little introduction to Town fans following his successful loan spell with the Glovers last season.

During his time at Huish Park last term the right-back made 20 appearances and picked up the Bobby Hamilton Young Player of the Season Award.

Manager Darren Way said: “Liam is a fantastic signing for the club. It is great as we know all about him and he knows all about us. In a difficult environment he was a very, very successful signing and got rewarded by winning the Young Player of the Year award.

“He is a great player that will add to our squad and all his attributes will certainly help us in our aim to stay in the Football League.”

WIN A FREE EASTER EGG THIS FRIDAY

Town fans have the chance to win one of two Easter Eggs this Fry-day.

The club shop have hatched a plan where supporters can enter a draw for FREE ahead of the fixture with Carlisle United. All you have to do is pick up a raffle ticket from the Club Shop before kick-off.

To help you contain your egg-citement and not make you wait, a draw will be made at half-time and if your number is picked you win one of the eggs.

NEW DATE FOR STEVENAGE TRIP


Town’s Sky Bet League Two away fixture at Stevenage has been rearranged for Tuesday 5th April (7:45pm).

The original match was scheduled to be played on Monday 28th March, but was postponed due to international call-ups.

Tickets already purchased for the original fixture will be valid for the new date.

Any one who can not make the new date is asked to contact the ticket office on 01935 847888.

CONNOR ROBERTS SELECTED FOR WALES UNDER-21 SQUAD

Defender Connor Roberts has been called up by Wales Under-21s for their upcoming fixtures with Bulgaria and Romania.

Roberts has been ever present in the Glovers 45 matches this season, but the impressive run will come to an end when Wales travel to Bulgaria and Romania whilst the Glovers host Carlisle United at Huish Park on Good Friday and face Stevenage on Easter Monday.

Manager Darren Way said: “It is a fantastic achievement to be called up to represent your country. What Swansea City and Yeovil Town Football Club have done in giving him the experience of playing regular football has ensured the Welsh FA have a great player.

 

“It is a proud moment for Connor and for us all here at Yeovil Town. Playing here at Yeovil gives players great opportunities to go on and secure their first international call up.”

KIDS FOR A QUID RETURNS FOR NEWPORT COUNTY MATCH

Yeovil Town’s match against Newport County on Saturday 2nd April has been designated a Kids for a Quid fixture.

As it is Easter school holidays, tickets for all under-16’s have been reduced to just £1 as the club’s Kids for a Quid promotion returns to Huish Park.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here, in person from the Huish Park Ticket Office or by calling 01935 847888

Fans who have already purchased tickets for the fixture are asked to contact the Ticket Office to arrange a refund.

TICKETS: BRISTOL ROVERS NOW ON GENERAL SALE

Tickets for Yeovil Town’s trip to face Bristol Rovers on Saturday 16th April are now on general sale.

The Glovers have been allocated 1000 terrace tickets and 279 seated tickets. The game will be ALL TICKET for Glovers fans.

Prices are as follows:

Seats

Adults – £23

16-21 – £19

65+ and U16 – £14

 

Terrace

Adults – £20

16-21 – £16

65+ and U16 – £12

Ambulant disabled – adults and seniors £13 and U16 £9.

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

REPORT: CAMBRIDGE UNITED V YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town’s winning run came to an end following a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Cambridge United.

Two first half goals from Ben Williamson and a late James Spencer goal secured all three points for Shaun Derry’s men.

Manager Darren Way made one change from the side that defeated Notts County a week earlier with Francois Zoko dropping out with a calf injury. The striker was replaced by loanee Brandon Goodship.

The home side started well and opened the scoring after just four minutes when a cross from the left wing from Harrison Dunk was converted at close range by Ben Williamson.

The goal from Cambridge was the first goal Town had conceded in just under eight of football.

With ten minutes on the clock Town were reduced to ten men when loanee Liam Walsh saw red when referee Swabey saw an off the ball incident and dismissed the young midfielder.

On the half hour mark Yeovil had keeper Krysiak to thank when he pulled off a full stretch diving save to deny a curling free-kick from Zeli ismail.

Right on half time Williamson doubled his and the home side’s lead when he tapped in at the back post in what was nearly a carbon copy of the first goal.

At the half time interval Town made their first sub of the day with Kevin Dawson being replaced by former Cambridge man Ryan Bird.

Substitute Bird found himself through on goal just after the hour mark, but with him just about to shoot at goal the home side defence regrouped and cleared away any danger.

On 70 minutes Town made their second sub with Jack Compton making his return following a long lay off with an injury to replace Harry Cornick.

The home side and Williamson had the ball in the net again on 75 minutes, but the referee’s assistant had his flagged raised for offside.

With three minutes remaining the home side made it 3-0. Another cross from Dunk was met by Spencer, but his initial header was brilliantly saved by Krysiak only for Spencer to slot the rebound home from close range.

Just moments later at the other end Town nearly pulled a goal back  when Compton’s long range effort was tipped wide by Norris.

Match Report : 19/03/2016

Yeovil Town’s winning run came to an end following a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Cambridge United.

Two first half goals from Ben Williamson and a late James Spencer goal secured all three points for Shaun Derry’s men.

Manager Darren Way made one change from the side that defeated Notts County a week earlier with Francois Zoko dropping out with a calf injury. The striker was replaced by loanee Brandon Goodship.

The home side started well and opened the scoring after just four minutes when a cross from the left wing from Harrison Dunk was converted at close range by Ben Williamson.

The goal from Cambridge was the first goal Town had conceded in just under eight of football.

With ten minutes on the clock Town were reduced to ten men when loanee Liam Walsh saw red when referee Swabey saw an off the ball incident and dismissed the young midfielder.

On the half hour mark Yeovil had keeper Krysiak to thank when he pulled off a full stretch diving save to deny a curling free-kick from Zeli ismail.

Right on half time Williamson doubled his and the home side’s lead when he tapped in at the back post in what was nearly a carbon copy of the first goal.

At the half time interval Town made their first sub of the day with Kevin Dawson being replaced by former Cambridge man Ryan Bird.

Substitute Bird found himself through on goal just after the hour mark, but with him just about to shoot at goal the home side defence regrouped and cleared away any danger.

On 70 minutes Town made their second sub with Jack Compton making his return following a long lay off with an injury to replace Harry Cornick.

The home side and Williamson had the ball in the net again on 75 minutes, but the referee’s assistant had his flagged raised for offside.

With three minutes remaining the home side made it 3-0. Another cross from Dunk was met by Spencer, but his initial header was brilliantly saved by Krysiak only for Spencer to slot the rebound home from close range.

Just moments later at the other end Town nearly pulled a goal back  when Compton’s long range effort was tipped wide by Norris.

PREVIEW: CAMBRIDGE UNITED v YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League Two action this coming Saturday when the Glovers travel to face Cambridge United with a 3pm kick off.

The Glovers have been nicknamed the ‘kings of the 1-0’ win with four consecutive single-goal victories in a row projecting Darren Way’s side away from the drop zone and focused on looking up at the sides in midtable.

That’s not to say the fight against relegation is over and Way has reiterated to his side about the importance of keeping up this run of fine form.

The four wins in a row were preceded by a 0-0 draw with Plymouth which means in total, Yeovil’s defence have gone 456 minutes since they last conceded a goal.

A record that Artur Krysiak and his defensive line will be hoping to continue this Saturday.

They may have to do it with a couple of key personnel missing in front of them however with both Francois Zoko and Matt Dolan facing late tests to see if they’ll make the squad.

Zoko, the scorer of the winner against Notts County, has been in good form with Dolan part of an ever more influential midfield and both will be given all the time to prove they are ready to take their place in the squad.

Way’s side have captured the imagination of the local area once more as well as more than their fair share of points and three more this weekend could see the Glovers leapfrog up to three more sides into the  dizzy heights of 17th place.

As for our opponents, Cambridge lie in 12th place with a points tally of 51.

That puts them still within touching distance of the play-offs, just a five point gap separates them and 7th place Wycombe.

However, their form hasn’t been red hot recently, they haven’t been able to string a set of results together; their impressive draw at high flyers Northampton was in backlash to a disappointing loss to Exeter City.

Things haven’t been helped by the fact that their top scorer – Barry Corr, a rumoured Glovers target during the summer – hasn’t been seen in a Cambridge shirt since mid January.

Yet, his 12 goals are still top of their scorers list with Luke Berry’s 10 goals the next best.

The U’s, now managed by Shaun Derry, have signed one of his former players from Notts County on loan to boost the numbers

Wolves’ Zeli Ismail has joined on a temporary deal for the rest of the season and they have extended the loan of their own Everton loanee Ryan Ledson.

Ledson will have played alongside his Glovers counterpart Liam Walsh for much of the season but will be in opposite corners this weekend.

Here at YTFC.net we’re hoping to hear “1-0 to the Yeovil” ring around the away end in a nod to the Arsenal chant of old for a fifth time this weekend, all the ticket details are below so you can be there too.

Yeovil are next at home on Good Friday when Carlisle make the long trip down.

Last time we met

Before this current season, these two sides haven’t crossed since 2005 when goals from Terry Skiverton and Phil Jevons scored a goal each in a 2-1 win.

Interestingly, Yeovil and Cambridge have met five times in the Football League and the Glovers have come out on top in each one bar this season’s first fixture.

Earlier this campaign, Rory Gaffney scored twice for the U’s in a 3-2 win.

Yeovil’s goals coming from Ryan Bird and Josh Sheehan.

The reverse fixture of the 04/05 season saw the Glovers travel to Cambridge and not only come back with three points but with five goals in the bag too.

Jevo, again was on target, but this time, Darren Way, Lee Johnson and Andrejs Stolcers got in on the act too.

Before that, we find not one, but two 4-1 wins from the 2003/04 season,; eight goals, seven different scorers including Colin Miles, Adam Stansfield and Gavin Williams.

All of that means that in five meetings there have been a whopping 26 goals!

Tickets

Tickets for this game can be purchased on the day, with Adult prices at £16, concessions drop to £12 with further reductions for those who can prove to be age 17 or under.

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.

JOIN THE GLOVERS AT THE ANNUAL GOLF DAY

The annual Glovers Golf Day will place on Monday 11th April 2016 at Sherborne Golf Club.

Included in the enjoyable day is coffee and bacon roll on arrival followed by 18 holes of golf on the superb course at Sherborne.

The day, sponsored by Thatchers will be concluded with a two course meal followed by an auction and raffle and the customary presentation ceremony.

Join us and show off your golfing skills on the delightful Dorset course and try your luck at winning a prize in the Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin competitions.

If you would like to enter a team in this popular event please click here to download a entry form or call 01935 847872.

The cost per team is £150 and each team will consist of your three players along with a past/present player or member of management or a local celebrity.

SEVEN REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD COME TO HUISH PARK ON SUNDAY

If ever there’s a time to support your local Women’s Super League team, it is this Sunday.

Yeovil Town Ladies face Sunderland AFC Ladies on Sunday 20th March, in the SSE FA Women’s Cup last 16, with the game being staged at Huish Park in Yeovil.

For those that have not seen Yeovil Town Ladies in action, here are some reasons why you should come along.

1 – THE GAME:

Yeovil Town Ladies are just 3 games away from appearing in the final at Wembley. A win against Sunderland AFC Ladies, will put the green and whites in the quarter finals, which would be a club record achievement. Beating Sunderland will be a tough task, but one which Yeovil Town Ladies will give everything for.

2 – BE A PART OF THE HISTORY:

In 1949 the mens team at Yeovil Town overturned the ‘Bank of England’ club Sunderland, in a game known as being one of the biggest giant killings of all time.

To celebrate the history of this game, there is an 8 page pullout inside the matchday programme, which is a copy of the 1949 programme from that giant killing game. Will Yeovil Town Ladies emulate that win against higher placed opposition and create history themselves?

3 – NEW AWAY KIT LAUNCH:

To give fans even more excitement on the day, the Yeovil squad will be wearing their newly created away kit for the first time. The exact design of this new kit has not yet been released, but you can see it for the first time at 2.00pm on Sunday.

4 –  SEE THE 2016 SQUAD IN ACTION:

With some exciting new signings, this will be your first chance to see Jamie Sherwood’s new squad in home action. If you can’t get to the game this Sunday, you’ll have to wait until 24th April for your next opportunity, unless of course Yeovil get drawn at home in the quarter finals on 3rd April. If you are unable to attend, listen to LIVE commentary on BBC Somerset Radio and online.

5 – ENJOY YOUR FIRST TASTE OF THE 2016 SEASON AT HUISH PARK:

With the Ladies now playing games at the home of football in Somerset, you can enjoy a pre-match carvery from 12.00pm, or enjoy a drink in the bar area ahead of the game. Yeovil did not concede a single goal at Huish Park during the two games in the 2015 season, with both games providing heaps of excitement along the way.

6 – BE A PART OF A RECORD BREAKING TEAM:

Will the Yeovil Town Ladies highest attendance of 722 be smashed on Sunday? In 1949, the attendance was 17,123, which almost certainly would have helped the team to victory on that day. With Season Ticket sales for the 2016 season already doubled and nearly trebled, the new attendance record looks to be in it’s sights and with adult entry prices at £5.00 and concessions at £2.50, there’s some great value top class elite football available.

7 – ACHIEVE BY UNITY:

As manager Jamie Sherwood and Captain Ellie Curson will know, the only way to achieve success is to go through it together. The team and staff will give everything to get the win required, but this can only be done with the vocal support and encouragement of the fans. Yeovil Town Football Club has it’s ‘mojo’ back and it’s a great place to be. The whole club is having some great success at present and long may that continue, but you are needed on this journey.

If you haven’t yet purchased tickets for the game, you can either pay cash on the turnstiles, or pre-book by clicking here, with entry to the ground from 12.30pm.

To book a pre-match carvery and gain entry from 12.00pm, email CRobinson@ytfc.net or call 07976 630341.

GREEN AND WHITE SUPPORTERS CLUB DONATE TREADMILL


The Green and White Supporters Club have again dug deep and kindly donated equipment to the football club.

The GWSC have donated a new top of the range treadmill for the players to use in their fitness plans.

Paul Hadlow, who organises the GWSC away travel said: "We are always happy to help out at the club whenever possible and we are delighted to donate the new treadmill to the team. I Would like to thank the members of the supporters club and everyone who travels with us, it is because of you guys we are in a position to donate the equipment."

TICKETS: STEVENAGE V YEOVIL TOWN

Tickets for Town’s trip to face Stevenage on Monday 28th March (3pm kick-off) remain on sale from Huish Park.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Adults – £20

Concessions – £17

Under 22 – £12

Under 16 – £8

Under 12 – £6

There are also advance family tickets available and these are priced as follows:

One adult and two under 16 – £30

Two adults and two under 16 – £40

To buy your advance tickets call 01935 847888 or visit the ticket office at Huish Park.

TICKETS: BRISTOL ROVERS V YEOVIL TOWN

Tickets for Yeovil Town’s trip to face Bristol Rovers on Saturday 16th April remain on sale to season ticket holders.

Tickets remain on sale to season ticket holders until Friday 18th March.

General sale will be from Monday 21st March.

The Glovers have been allocated 1000 terrace tickets and 279 seated tickets. The game will be ALL TICKET for Glovers fans.

Prices are as follows:

Seats

Adults – £23

16-21 – £19

65+ and U16 – £14

 

Terrace

Adults – £20

16-21 – £16

65+ and U16 – £12

Ambulant disabled – adults and seniors £13 and U16 £9.

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

TICKETS: CAMBRIDGE UNITED V YEOVIL TOWN

Ticket’s for Town’s trip to face Cambridge United on Saturday 19th March remain on sale from Huish Park.

The allocation received from Cambridge are for the South Habin Terrace (All standing), however there are a limited number of seated tickets, which will be available to those needing a seat on the day of the game.

Due to the limited amount of seats available, we would ask that only those needing seats ask for seats on the day so that Cambridge can accommodate those requiring a seat (disabled, elderly, families with young children or anyone unable to stand for long periods)

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £16

Concessions (Over 62, Student with NUS card, 18-21’s) – £12

17 and under – £7

Under 5 – FOC

Ambulant disabled pay relevant price band plus carer FOC

Wheelchair users pay £13 plus carer ticket FOC – anyone requiring a wheelchair bay should call Cambridge direct on 01223 566 500

To order your tickets call the Ticket Office on 01935 847888.

WALKING 10 MARATHONS IN 10 DAYS? THAT’S UNBELIEVABLE

In 2016 I wanted to do something different. I wanted to do something where people could see I was feeling the pain on behalf of a fantastic cause.  Walking 10 marathons in 10 days to help beat prostate cancer, a disease killing over 10,000 men every year, seemed like an ideal opportunity. 

I’ll be walking with my mate Russ Green, the Chief Executive of Hartlepool United, and members of the football family on the way. Why? Us Hartlepool fans have never been to Wembley, and this is our chance to take them there while supporting Prostate Cancer UK, the Official Charity Partner of The Football League.

On Monday 21 March 2016, I’ll be kicking off the epic 262 miler from my beloved Victoria Park. Find out more about walking with me.

Prostate Cancer UK should be a charity close to every man’s heart because we know, or we should know, just how vulnerable we are. I like my statistics – but the ones I’m dealing with here are shocking. One in eight men will get prostate cancer, and one in four if you are black, it’s a scary thought.

Within the next 10 years Prostate Cancer UK believes they will find the answers to ensure the disease is something men and their loved ones no longer fear. I’ve met the scientists who pledge to do this and I can see how dedicated they are. So the idea of doing something ten times came from there.

Two hundred and sixty miles from Victoria Park, home of Hartlepool United, to Wembley Stadium, divided by ten; twenty six miles. The distance of a marathon. 10 marathons in 10 days. It just all fell into place like a jigsaw really.

I’ve got friends and colleagues, people that the public know, Bill Arthur and Eddie Hemmings both big rugby league men who I have known longer than I care to remember. All great guys who’ve suffered from prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is not discerning, but it can be treated if caught soon enough. It doesn’t just hit the bad guys; it’s the good guys as well, like Bill, like Eddie.

To get involved visit MenUnitedMarch.org or text JEFF to 70004 to donate £3 to support everyone affected by prostate cancer.*

All the best, Jeff Stelling

* Text cost £3 plus your standard network charge. Prostate Cancer UK receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payer’s permission. Supporter care 0800 082 1616.

‘I DON’T WANT TO LOOK BEHIND US’ – DARREN WAY

Town manager Darren Way was delighted that his players kept the winning streak going as a 1-0 win over Notts County pushed the club further away from the League Two drop zone.

Francois Zoko’s header five minutes after half time was enough for victory over the Magpies, and means that Yeovil have won 1-0 four times in a row.

But despite their good form, Way admitted that he told his players to be cautious of their opposition who were relegated alongside Town last season.

“I’m really pleased as we went into that game as an underdog; that was a difficult game,” said Way.

“Even though they’ve had a couple of bad results, they’ve got a wealth of experience, a big squad and it’s a big club.

“It’s a real proud moment as a manager that they continued the run against good opposition and we continued winning. That’s been the main thing since I took over as manager, you have to win football matches and we’ve got a good way of showing that at the moment.”

Way applauded the visiting keeper Scott Loach, as the former England Under-21 stopper pulled off several eye-catching saves to keep the difference to one goal despite heavy pressure from Town.

“I thought their keeper was fantastic,” the Glovers manager explained.

“It could’ve been a big score, I want the players to get that score, but unfortunately it didn’t happen today. But fair play to their keeper, he saved a lot of chances.”

Despite a good all-round team performance from Yeovil, the Town boss reserved special praise for young midfielder Liam Walsh.

The youngster, on loan from Everton, was named sponsors’ Man of the Match yet again after another impressive display in the middle of the park.

“I don’t know how many man of the match awards he’s got,” said Way, “but you can see Walshy’s technique.”

“There’s times where you watch him in training and you smile, he’s that sort of player.”

Yeovil made it five clean sheets in a row with another shutout, and the Town manager is keen for his players to keep the victories coming.

The Town boss finished, “We were underdogs today, we had to catch Notts County and it’s important we keep doing that, I don’t want to look behind us.

“I said to the players I’d trust my kids with them at the moment, our defensive record at the moment is that strong!

“I want us to be in charge, I want the players to keep driving us forward and keep this fantastic run going. It’s another clean sheet!”

‘THE DEFENCE IS DOING SO WELL’ – ARTUR KRYSIAK

Yeovil keeper Artur Krysiak applauded the team’s defensive efforts after a fifth clean sheet in a row helped Town to a 1-0 win over Notts County.

Darren Way’s men kept their impressive form with victory over the Magpies, after Francois Zoko’s header was enough to give Town their fourth win in a row.

And Krysiak was keen to pass the plaudits going his way onto the ten men in front of him after another shutout.

“Clean sheets get you points!” said the Polish shot stopper.

“We’ve proved that if we can keep a clean sheet, we can win games. They (Notts County) didn’t have a shot on target in the second half; the defence is doing so well. Credit to the boys because they’re doing great work.”

“We’re climbing up the league at the moment so we’re buzzing.”

Magpies keeper Scott Loach had a great game despite being on the losing side, and Krysiak praised his County counterpart who kept the score to 1-0.

“I said to Loachy he did fantastic,” said the 26-year-old, “some of the saves he pulled out were incredible!”

“We need to be clinical in the final third and that will come. Sometimes you can be critical and say get that second goal, but a win is a win and 1-0 is enough at the moment.”

The Town keeper has now not conceded in 456 minutes, but he explained that the only stat that means anything to him are the results that the team are picking up.

“It’s one of my best but I look at the achievement of keeping a clean sheet as a team effort,” said Krysiak.

“I didn’t even know the amount of minutes, stats mean nothing for me as long as we’re doing well. We’re trying to stay in the league, prove everyone wrong and say they can’t write Yeovil Town off.

“It’s a great achievement but we have to move on towards Cambridge.”

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V NOTTS COUNTY

Town kept up their unbeaten streak at Huish Park as the Glovers defeated Notts County and pushed Town further away from the League Two relegation zone.

Francois Zoko’s looped header gave Darren Way’s men all three points against a stubborn County side, but it could have been more comfortable were it not for debutant Leroy Lita’s missed penalty.

The result gives Yeovil a sizeable cushion over York City in the bid to stay up, and keeps up Way’s unbeaten record at home since becoming Town manager.

On a sunny day at Huish Park, both sides looked to attack from the off. Veteran striker Jon Stead had the first half-chance after a well-worked corner routine, but Town got enough bodies in the way to block the shot.

Marc Laird had the Glovers’ first chance of the game after quarter of an hour. A long throw into the box was cleared to Cornick and after a lung-busting run, the winger played in the on-rushing Laird, but the midfielder’s shot just inside the area went agonisingly wide. 

The provider very nearly turned scorer as Cornick flashed a shot wide from 20 yards midway through the half, before good work down the right wing from Connor Roberts and Kevin Dawson saw the latter curl his shot well over the bar from just inside the box.

Laird picked up the first yellow of the afternoon after a late challenge brought down Rob Milsom, but the game went flat before referee Gavin Ward blew his whistle for half-time.

But the game kicked into life shortly after the interval. Cornick’s right-footed cross from the opposite flank whipped in a right-footed cross into the box, and ZOKO’s header looped into the top corner past Scott Loach to break the deadlock.

Jon Stead flashed a header of his own past Artur Krysiak’s left-hand post as the visitors looked for an instant reply, but Cornick nearly made it 2-0 but his curled shot from just inside the box went just off target.

Brandon Goodship replaced his fellow Bournemouth loanee Cornick shortly after, and Tahvon Campbell was introduced for the booked Laird. Yeovil were on top after gaining the lead, and the second goal came close to arriving on the hour but Dawson’s shot smashed against the post in front of the Thatchers Gold stand.

Liam Noble came close to equalising from range as the visitors tried to get back on level terms, before the goalscorer Zoko limped off with twenty minutes left to be replaced by debutant Leroy Lita.

Yeovil were then awarded a penalty for handball in the box from a County defender. Lita stepped to take it on his debut, but Loach dived to his left and pushed away the spot-kick.

Nathan Smith was close to grabbing a rare goal as County keeper Loach pushed away his goal-bound header from a corner, before Lita missed from eight yards deep into stoppage time.

The miss wasn’t punished however as referee Ward blew his whistle shortly after. Huish Park erupted into cheers of “We are staying up” as Town won four in a row.

Yeovil Town: Krysiak- Roberts, Ward, Smith, Dickson- Tozer, Walsh, Laird (- Dawson, Zoko (Lita 71’), Cornick (Goodship 55’).

Subs not used: Weale, Bird, Compton, Campbell, Lacey, Lita.

Booked: Laird 32’, Dickson 36’

Notts County: Loach- Hewitt, Boyce, Hollis, Audel- Thompson, Milsom (Burke 71’), Noble- Campbell, Stead, Banton (Murray 55’).

Subs not used: Pilkington, Atkinson, McLeod, Sharpe, Smith,

Booked: Noble 70’, Thompson 75’

Match Report : 12/03/2016

Town kept up their unbeaten streak at Huish Park as the Glovers defeated Notts County and pushed Town further away from the League Two relegation zone.

Francois Zoko’s looped header gave Darren Way’s men all three points against a stubborn County side, but it could have been more comfortable were it not for debutant Leroy Lita’s missed penalty.

The result gives Yeovil a sizeable cushion over York City in the bid to stay up, and keeps up Way’s unbeaten record at home since becoming Town manager.

On a sunny day at Huish Park, both sides looked to attack from the off. Veteran striker Jon Stead had the first half-chance after a well-worked corner routine, but Town got enough bodies in the way to block the shot.

Marc Laird had the Glovers’ first chance of the game after quarter of an hour. A long throw into the box was cleared to Cornick and after a lung-busting run, the winger played in the on-rushing Laird, but the midfielder’s shot just inside the area went agonisingly wide. 

The provider very nearly turned scorer as Cornick flashed a shot wide from 20 yards midway through the half, before good work down the right wing from Connor Roberts and Kevin Dawson saw the latter curl his shot well over the bar from just inside the box.

Laird picked up the first yellow of the afternoon after a late challenge brought down Rob Milsom, but the game went flat before referee Gavin Ward blew his whistle for half-time.

But the game kicked into life shortly after the interval. Cornick’s right-footed cross from the opposite flank whipped in a right-footed cross into the box, and ZOKO’s header looped into the top corner past Scott Loach to break the deadlock.

Jon Stead flashed a header of his own past Artur Krysiak’s left-hand post as the visitors looked for an instant reply, but Cornick nearly made it 2-0 but his curled shot from just inside the box went just off target.

Brandon Goodship replaced his fellow Bournemouth loanee Cornick shortly after, and Tahvon Campbell was introduced for the booked Laird. Yeovil were on top after gaining the lead, and the second goal came close to arriving on the hour but Dawson’s shot smashed against the post in front of the Thatchers Gold stand.

Liam Noble came close to equalising from range as the visitors tried to get back on level terms, before the goalscorer Zoko limped off with twenty minutes left to be replaced by debutant Leroy Lita.

Yeovil were then awarded a penalty for handball in the box from a County defender. Lita stepped to take it on his debut, but Loach dived to his left and pushed away the spot-kick.

Nathan Smith was close to grabbing a rare goal as County keeper Loach pushed away his goal-bound header from a corner, before Lita missed from eight yards deep into stoppage time.

The miss wasn’t punished however as referee Ward blew his whistle shortly after. Huish Park erupted into cheers of “We are staying up” as Town won four in a row.

Yeovil Town: Krysiak- Roberts, Ward, Smith, Dickson- Tozer, Walsh, Laird (- Dawson, Zoko (Lita 71’), Cornick (Goodship 55’).

Subs not used: Weale, Bird, Compton, Campbell, Lacey, Lita.

Booked: Laird 32’, Dickson 36’

Notts County: Loach- Hewitt, Boyce, Hollis, Audel- Thompson, Milsom (Burke 71’), Noble- Campbell, Stead, Banton (Murray 55’).

Subs not used: Pilkington, Atkinson, McLeod, Sharpe, Smith,

Booked: Noble 70’, Thompson 75’

PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V NOTTS COUNTY

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

Darren Way’s side are currently riding the crest of a wave with a form guide that reads more like a promotion chaser than a side fighting at the wrong side of the table.

Three consecutive 1-0 wins over Mansfield, Accrington and Dagenham have fired out of the drop zone and no fewer than nine points above the relegation places.

In fact, with the 0-0 draw with Plymouth preceding the trio of wins, the Glovers, and Artur Krysiak haven’t conceded a goal in over four matches… 366 minutes to be precise.

There’s no sense of complacency around the team however, and Darren Way has said this week that keeping the momentum up and getting Yeovil even further up the table is priority heading into this game at fortress Huish Park.

The home form has been the stand out statistic of Way’s tenure with his side unbeaten on their own patch since mid November.

The team news has an unusually positive twist to it this week with Kevin Dawson, Liam Walsh and winger Jack Compton all taking a full part in training this week ahead of the game.

Compton has been missing for a few after tweaking a hamstring against Hartlepool but was himself in a rich vein of form before that and will hoping to start again where he left off.

There is of course the conundrum of which strikers to play with Ryan Bird and Francois Zoko joined by former Reading front man Leroy Lita in the picture too.

With the likes of Compton returning and Harry Cornick, Tahvon Campbell and Brandon Goodship all providing attacking force from wider areas the side isn’t short of firepower.

Of course, the main source of goals is the left back, with Ryan Dickson scoring two winners in two games… four clean sheets and two vital goals, that’s just showing off!

One player who won’t be playing is midfielder Simon Gillett, who joined Peterborough on loan.

Gillett has found himself waiting for game time with the form of Matty Dolan and Liam Walsh stopping the former Bristol City man getting the minutes he needs to recover following long term injury.

The visitors, Notts County are without a win in five games losing four and drawing just one, a 0-0 draw against basement side Dagenham a couple of weeks ago.

Their last victory was back on 16th February when they won a five goal thriller against Hartlepool.

In an attempt to stop the rot, they have strengthened their back line by signing Scunthorpe defender Andrew Boyce on loan.

Since the last meeting between the sides, County have changed managers with Ricardo Moniz being replaced by former Scottish international Jamie Fullarton.

It is Fullarton’s first job in the mad world of football management.

But the lack of experience hasn’t stopped him… or his counterpart this Saturday, Darren Way, from making a positive start in the role.

It’s Way who we’re backing though this Saturday and we need you to do the same too, get down to Huish Park and get behind one of the form sides in the country…

Last time we met

Earlier this season, Yeovil lost 2-0 in the away leg of this fixture. Goals from Stanley Aborah and Izale McLeod scored in a lacklustre Glovers display.

Both these sides dropped out of League One last season so the two teams have met quite recently.

The last time they crossed paths, was at Huish Park in April of this year, with both sides fighting for survival, they played out a 1-1 draw.

Sam Foley’s free kick was inadvertently turned into his own goal by a County defender early on before Garry Thompson saved a point late on.

The last time the sides played at Meadow Lane, Yeovil came out on top in a 2-1 win.

Jordan Clarke was on loan from Coventry at the time and it was the defender’s brace that secured a win.

Tickets

Tickets for this game are available in all the usual ways, call the team on 01935 847888, visit the website and buy online (Click HERE!) or just come on down at any point right up until kick off and buy in person.

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.

Soccer Sight (for the Blind & Visually impaired supporter at Huish Park) will also have a full match commentary of the Green & White’s home matches.

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.

TICKETS: WYCOMBE WANDERERS V YEOVIL TOWN

Tickets for Yeovil Town’s trip to face Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday 19th April (7:45pm kick-off0 are now on sale from Huish Park.

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £20

Over 60s – £17

Age 19-25 – £15

Age 8-18 – £11

Under 7 – FREE

To purchase your tickets call 01936 847888 or visit the ticket office at Huish Park.

HELP YEOVIL HOSPITAL CHARITY WIN £50,000

Yeovil Hospital Charity has reached the finals of the national Lottery’s People’s Projects competition to win £50,000 to help improve life in hospital for older patients and they would love your vote!
 

The bid, ‘Activities for older patients at Yeovil Hospital’, proposes offering creative activities such as music, art and gardening for older patients, especially helping those with dementia, or those experiencing loneliness and isolation while in hospital.

 

Vote for Yeovil Hospital Charity at www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk/projects/view/activities-for-older-patients-at-yeovil-hospital. Voting runs from 29 February to 13 March, so please do help them get as many votes as possible.

It is one vote per email address, so please use all the email addresses that you have. The lottery will not keep your data and it is completely free, so please help Yeovil Hospital Charity to win £50,000!

REPORT: MANSFIELD TOWN V YEOVIL TOWN

On a cold afternoon Town secured three points with a 1-0 win over Mansfield Town.

A Ryan Dickson goal in stoppage time was enough to secure Darren’s Way men the win on a cold and wet afternoon.

Manager Darren Way made three changes to the starting eleven that beat Accrington during midweek with Brandon Goodship, Tahvon Campbell and Jakub Sokolike dropping to the bench to be replaced by Nathan Smith, Francois Zoko and Kevin Dawson.

Just as the team sheets were announced at 2pm the Glovers announced that striker Leroy Lita has joined the club on a deal that will see him remain in Somerset until the end of the season.

After just seven minutes the home fans were on their feet screaming for a red card as it appeared that Artur Krysiak handled outside the box. A long ball over the top held up in the wet pitch and with Reggie Lambe bearing down on the Yeovil number 1, the shot stopper decided to catch the ball rather than head clear. Thankfully the linesman and referee deemed he handled inside the area.

Krysiak was again called into action moments later when he had his palms stung by a long range effort from Lambe.

At the other end Harry Cornick’s surging run down the left wing saw him beat his marker, but with Zoko free in the area the Bournemouth loanee’s cross was well blocked by the Mansfield defence.

With the game settling down, the Glovers started to get themselves into the game. Their first shot came when a free kick from the right was met my Smith, but his left footed shot was well saved by Scott Shearer in the Mansfield goal.

Five minutes into the second half the home side should have taken the lead. A corner from the left was met by the unmarked Lee Collins, but the skippers header was well saved by Krysiak.

Manager Way made a double substitution after 55 minutes when we changed Dolan and Zoko and replaced them with Ryan Bird and Tahvon Campbell.

With 20 minutes remaining and with Yeovil on the front foot the home side had two chances in the space of two minutes and both times Town had Krysiak to thank for making vital saves.

First, the shot stopper denied Green when he was through on goal and just a minute later he tipped a 20-yard strike from Lambe onto the bar.

At the other end a neat through ball by Campbell found Bird free in the box and with just enough space to fire a shot at goal, but his shot was tipped wide by Shearer.

With three minutes signaled for added time Town took the lead. A surging run by sub Goodship saw him get to the byline to cross into the box, where Dickson was on hand to slot home to make it 1-0 and to score his second goal in two games.

Match Report : 05/03/2016

On a cold afternoon Town secured three points with a 1-0 win over Mansfield Town.

A Ryan Dickson goal in stoppage time was enough to secure Darren’s Way men the win on a cold and wet afternoon.

Manager Darren Way made three changes to the startixng eleven that beat Accrington during midweek with Brandon Goodship, Tahvon Campbell and Jakub Sokolike dropping to the bench to be replaced by Nathan Smith, Francois Zoko and Kevin Dawson.

Just as the team sheets were announced at 2pm the Glovers announced that striker Leroy Lita has joined the club on a deal that will see him remain in Somerset until the end of the season.

After just seven minutes the home fans were on their feet screaming for a red card as it appeared that Artur Krysiak handled outside the box. A long ball over the top held up in the wet pitch and with Reggie Lambe bearing down on the Yeovil number 1, the shot stopper decided to catch the ball rather than head clear. Thankfully the linesman and referee deemed he handled inside the area.

Krysiak was again called into action moments later when he had his palms stung by a long range effort from Lambe.

At the other end Harry Cornick’s surging run down the left wing saw him beat his marker, but with Zoko free in the area the Bournemouth loanee’s cross was well blocked by the Mansfield defence.

With the game settling down, the Glovers started to get themselves into the game. Their first shot came when a free kick from the right was met my Smith, but his left footed shot was well saved by Scott Shearer in the Mansfield goal.

Five minutes into the second half the home side should have taken the lead. A corner from the left was met by the unmarked Lee Collins, but the skippers header was well saved by Krysiak.

Manager Way made a double substitution after 55 minutes when we changed Dolan and Zoko and replaced them with Ryan Bird and Tahvon Campbell.

With 20 minutes remaining and with Yeovil on the front foot the home side had two chances in the space of two minutes and both times Town had Krysiak to thank for making vital saves.

First, the shot stopper denied Green when he was through on goal and just a minute later he tipped a 20-yard strike from Lambe onto the bar.

At the other end a neat through ball by Campbell found Bird free in the box and with just enough space to fire a shot at goal, but his shot was tipped wide by Shearer.

With three minutes signaled for added time Town took the lead. A surging run by sub Goodship saw him get to the byline to cross into the box, where Dickson was on hand to slot home to make it 1-0 and to score his second goal in two games.

LEROY LITA JOINS THE GLOVERS

Yeovil Town are pleased to announce the signing of Leroy Lita.

Striker Lita has joined the Glovers on a deal until the end of the season.

Leroy started his career at Bristol City before he joined Reading for £1million in 2005. Following his spell at Reading he joined Middlesbrough before joining Premier League side Swansea City for £1,750,000 in 2011.

Leroy goes straight into the squad to face Mansfield Town today.

SIMON GILLETT JOINS PETERBOROUGH UNITED ON LOAN

Simon Gillett has today joined Peterborough United on loan.

Midfielder Simon has joined the League One side for a month after he requested to go on loan to get game time.

Manager Darren Way said: "Simon came to me and requested to go out on loan to get some minutes under his belt. With the team currently playing so well, Simon has had limited time on the pitch, so he requested to go out on loan."

LIAM WALSH EXTENDS LOAN SPELL AT HUISH PARK

Yeovil Town are delighted to confirm that Liam Walsh has extended his loan at Huish Park.

Midfielder Liam has signed an extension that will see him remain in Somerset for a further month.

The 18-year-old joined the Glovers in January from Premier League side Everton and has made nine appearances, scoring one goal in the draw against Luton Town.

LADIES TO PLAY SUNDERLAND AT HUISH PARK

Yeovil Town Ladies will face FA Women’s Super League one side Sunderland Ladies in the 5th round of the SSE FA Women’s Cup, with the game now announced that it will be played at Huish Park on Sunday 20th March.

The Ladies will be hoping to follow the success of their male counter parts, when in 1949 Yeovil Town FC were a part of the all time greatest FA Cup giant killing.

At the time of the game Yeovil Town FC were sixth from bottom playing in the Southern League, when Sunderland, ‘the Bank of England club’ came to Somerset, but were turned over 2-1 by Yeovil, with Alec Stock scoring the opening goal when Sunderland’s Jackie Robinson equalised, before a 105th minute winner from Eric Bryant sealed the win.

The game was played in front of 17,000 fans, which considering the town of Yeovil only had a population of 23,000 was fantastic.

Yeovil Town Ladies will be hoping for a large following on the day, which sees the Lady Glovers play in their joint furthest position ever, in the FA Women’s Cup, following their penalty shoot out win recently against local rivals Bristol City Women (formerly named Bristol Academy Women).

Sunderland, who finished in fourth place in Women’s Super League one in the 2015 season will be tough opponents, with Carlton Fairweather assembling a strong squad.

Tickets for the game can be purchased by clicking here costing £5.00 adults, £2.50 concessions/children. Alternatively, you can purchase a 2016 season ticket, which will enable entry to this game at no extra cost.

TAHVON CAMPBELL EXTENDS STAY WITH THE GLOVERS


Yeovil Town are pleased to confirm that Tahvon Campbell has extended his loan spell at Huish Park.

The West Bromwich Albion striker will now remain at the club for a further month.

Tahvon joined the Glovers in January and has since made ten appearances scoring one goal in the 2-1 win over Crawley Town.

PREVIEW: MANSFIELD TOWN V YEOVIL TOWN

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

Darren Way’s side are one of the form sides in the division and they face off with a side who still harbour play–off ambitions.

Three points for the away side will bring League Two survival one step closer while the home side will be looking to bridge the gap between themselves in 10th place and 7th place side Leyton Orient who are just two points ahead.

Yeovil were in action this past Tuesday night when a single Ryan Dickson goal was the difference between the Glovers and Accrington Stanley.

Tuesday’s victory was the second in a row for the green and whites and extended their overall unbeaten run to four as well as cementing Huish Park as a fortress having not seen a Glovers defeat since mid November.

Huish Park may be a fortress for the squad, but it also seems to be quite the home for bacteria with most of the squad and staff coming down with illness over the last couple of weeks.

Liam Walsh has missed the last two games while the likes of Francois Zoko and Ryan Dickson have been struggling through games despite a bout of the lurgy.

Jakub Sokolik was forced off at half time of the midweek game due to the same virus, but the Gaffer is confident that everyone should be available for selection this week.

That includes a returning Kevin Dawson and Marc Laird who made their way back into the first team after injury.

The same cannot be said for Wes Fogden though who it has been confirmed is out for the rest of the season.

There is one other decision to be made by the management staff surrounding the loans of Tahvon Campbell and Shaun Jeffers.

Campbell’s deal is due to end soon and Jeffers’ spell at Woking is also due to expire this week.

Opponents Mansfield haven’t had the midweek game to get through, they were last in action in a 1-0 defeat to Newport last Saturday.

That result was off the back off a 3-2 win over Dagenham and prior to that a hammering at the hands of Plymouth.

One name that won’t appear on the Stags’ team sheet is that of Craig Westcarr, the forward has joined Southport on loan.

On the other hand they have added Port Vale midfielder Colin Daniel, the former Mansfield player has rejoined his old employers for the remainder of the season.

This week, Stag’s manager Adam Murray has likened the prospect of playing Yeovil more like playing a play-off candidate not a relegation battler.

A high compliment on the form of the Glovers, but come 3pm on Saturday it will be no time for niceties and Darren Way will be demanding his side put three points firmly at the front of the agenda,

This game is TICKET ONLY for away fans – if you plan on going, call the ticket office right now on 01935847888 and discuss your purchasing options.

Last time we met

Ealier this season, Yeovil and Mansfield met on a very cold Tuesday at Huish Park. The game was 0-0 heading into second half stoppage time but Reggie Lambe scored in the 100th minute to snatch victory.

The two sides last crossed paths in the league back in 2005, when both sides recorded a convincing win at home over the other.

At Huish Park, Yeovil came out on top in a seven-goal thriller. Five Glovers goals, from Arron Davies, Michael Rose, Phil Jevons and Darren Way (2) claimed all three points in a decisive and clinical performance.

However, in the reverse fixture at Field Mill, it was the Stags who did the damage with a 4-1 win of their own.

In the season before that, A Terry Skiverton goal secured a point at home while a single Kirk Jackson goal was enough to take the win in the away game.

Tickets

This fixture is designated as an *ALL TICKET* game for away fans, please see Wednesday’s story for information on how you can purchase tickets today (Friday)

Commentary and Social Media

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HOME SHIRTS REDUCED IN CLUB SHOP

The club shop at Huish Park has reduced the prices of ALL home shirts.

While stocks last, you can purchase an adult shirt for just £15!

Baby and Toddler kits are just £15 and youth size shirts are priced just £10.

Shorts and socks are also reduced to just £5.

To buy your items visit the online shop – http://ytfc-shop.co.uk/ or visit the store at Huish Park.

TICKETS: BRISTOL ROVERS V YEOVIL TOWN

Tickets for Yeovil Town’s trip to face Bristol Rovers on Saturday 16th April are now on sale to season ticket holders.

Season ticket holders have until Friday 18th March to buy their tickets (2 per holder) before general sale starts on Monday 21st March.

The Glovers have been allocated 1000 terrace tickets and 279 seated tickets. The game will be ALL TICKET for Glovers fans.

Prices are as follows:

Seats

Adults – £23

16-21 – £19

65+ and U16 – £14

 

Terrace

Adults – £20

16-21 – £16

65+ and U16 – £12

Ambulant disabled – adults and seniors £13 and U16 £9.

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

TICKETS: MANSFIELD TOWN V YEOVIL TOWN


Tickets for Town’s away trip to Mansfield Town are now on sale from Huish Park.

The match on Saturday 5th March will be ALL TICKET for Yeovil fans meaning NO tickets will be sold on the day.

Tickets will remain on sale from Huish Park until 12pm on Friday 4th March. Or fans can call Mansfield Town direct on 01623 482482 until 5pm.

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £17

Over 60 – £14

Aged 17-21 – £13

Aged 7-16 – £10

Aged 6 and under – FREE

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

“THE PLAYERS REALISE THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT WIN” – DARREN WAY


Yeovil manager Darren Way says that his tired squad can recover after they battled to successive 1-0 wins to boost survival chances.

After a 1-0 win at Dagenham and Redbridge, a repeat scoreline against playoff-chasing Accrington Stanley at Huish Park puts Yeovil six points clear of the relegation zone.

And Way was proud of his squad as they battled through illness to three more important points in the fight to stay up.

“I’m afraid to go in the dressing room at the moment!” joked Way.

“I think it’s only me at the moment that seems to be coming in every day feeling well! It must be my missus, she keeps the house clean!”

“Dicko told me before the game ‘I told the doctor I don’t want him stood round this dressing room! You might as well send yourself home, because if not you’re gonna have ten or twelve players!’

“I didn’t want them talking or going anywhere near a doctor until after the game; they can recover now!”

 

Way said that he motivated the players by showing them what the table would look like if they had won or lost, and it done the trick as Ryan Dickson scored the only goal of the game to give Town a valuable win.

“It’s unbelievable, and the players realise the importance of that win,” said Way.

“We had a picture up of what the table would look like with a win, and we also had the consequences if it didn’t go right tonight.

“Fair play to the players, I had to make one or two changes; Jakub had to go home after feeling dizzy, so the squad has been really hit in extreme circumstances, so the players need to take a bit of credit because they’re giving everything for the club.”

Despite being level at half-time, the Yeovil boss wasn’t happy with his forwards in the first half as the front three struggled to click into gear.

Way said, “I had to change things. I don’t think the front three done enough against Dagenham, for the way I want them to play.

“We need to work hard, and out of possession they have to put a shift in that they haven’t done before. This isn’t under 21s football, this has a lot riding on it, and we need performances straight away; if not, I’ve got to make changes.

“I don’t like making changes because I’m quite loyal, but if they’re not doing the business they need to know.”

He added, “Having said that, these boys have been doing well so any time their standards drop, it’s quite foreseeable and the crowd are going to notice that.

“I do as a manager, they do that as players, and they want to have higher standards, but sometimes it’s never going to be the perfect 90 minutes.”

Despite the first half not being up to scratch Way did explain that they were up against a very good team, with Stanley still in fourth place despite defeat last night.

“It was a good game,” said the Town boss, who keeps his unbeaten home record in the league since becoming manager at Huish Park.

“The first half was poor, but having said that it was two open teams going at each other. They’re a good team, Accrington, with a good away record.

“I know their manager will be disappointed, but I keep talking about risk and reward; there was a lot of risk tonight, but I thought it was important I told the players that the first 45 wasn’t the greatest.”

“WE NEED TO KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING” – RYAN DICKSON


Match winner Ryan Dickson said several of the Yeovil squad fought through illness to get the three points in the 1-0 win over Accrington Stanley on Tuesday night.

The left-back was suffering from the bug himself but got into the box to score the only goal of the game just after the hour mark and defeat an Accrington side pushing for the playoffs.

After the game, Dickson praised the squad’s professionalism to fight through the illness, although he hopes it ends soon!

“It just seems to go on and on at the moment; when we think it’s the end of it, someone else goes down with it!” said Dickson.

“There’s a couple of us playing with it today, Jakub obviously went off, I woke up this morning with it, but you just get on with it and do your job. Someone’s got to play!”

“I think it’s a hard-worked performance with a lot of ill lads playing, some not playing, plus a few injuries, so the team spirit is getting us through games at the moment.”

The three points against Stanley means that, after other results last night, Yeovil are now six points clear of the relegation zone and means that Huish Park is now becoming a fortress.

“It’s massive,” said the left-back.

“We need to keep the momentum going; I think it’s now nine without a loss at home, so our home form is good. With the win on Saturday, it’s now looking a lot better.”

In the first half Yeovil weren’t at the races but with the introduction at half-time of Francois Zoko, who missed the 1-0 win over Dagenham through illness, the front-line started to tick.

And Dickson explained that although the team were defending well, the added attacking threat led them to the three points.

“I think we’ve been defending well,” said the 29-year-old, “but I think first half going forward there wasn’t a lot. We didn’t offer a lot, simple as that, and we put ourselves under a lot of pressure.

“But second half we stretched them a lot more. Zoko’s got legs and is a threat, and he helped Tahvon get in the game.”

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V ACCRINGTON STANLEY

Ryan Dickson scored the only goal of the game as Yeovil secured a 1-0 win at Huish Park against playoff hopefuls Accrington Stanley.

After winning the relegation six-pointer against Dagenham and Redbridge, Darren Way’s men fought to victory over Accrington as Dickson’s tidy finish on the hour gave the Glovers all three points.

Artur Krysiak played his part with several good saves, but Yeovil scrapped their way as they looked to put more space between themselves and the bottom two. 

Town manager Darren Way had the luxury of a full bench after an illness leading up to the Dagenham clash meant he could name only four substitutes, but Harry Cornick came in for Ryan Bird in the only change from the 1-0 win in the East End.

As Yeovil kicked off towards the home terrace in the first half, it took a while for both sides to find their groove. Tahvon Campbell had the best chance of the opening minutes, but his powerful volley flashed wide of Ross Etheridge’s goal.

Accrington had their first big chance in the 27th minute as Billy Kee’s header from Pietro Mingoia looked bound for the top corner, but Artur Krysiak pulled off a superb save to deny the Stanley top scorer.

As the game petered towards the half-time interval, Stanley’s big centre-back Tom Davies’ free header flew over the bar for a goal kick, before Kee came mightily close to opening the score at the back-post but his header from point-blank range went wide.

Way made a double substitution at half-time as Jakub Sokolik and Brandon Goodship were taken off for Nathan Smith and Francois Zoko, the latter having recovered from the illness that spread through the squad last weekend.

But with over an hour gone substitute Zoko played his part in the opening goal. The Ivorian played the marauding Dickson in behind the defence and the left-back looped the ball into Etheridge’s left-hand corner to give Yeovil the lead.

Substitute McCarten shot straight at Krysiak as the away side looked to get back on level terms, but Campbell went close at the other end with quarter of an hour to go, as his powerful drive tested the Stanley ‘keeper Etheridge who pushed it behind for a corner.

Cornick was given a rapturous applause as he came off for Kevin Dawson for the final ten minutes as Yeovil tried to hold onto the lead. Despite Accrington putting numbers forward, Way’s men held on for another important three points in the fight to stay up.

Yeovil: Krysiak- Roberts, Ward, Sokolik (Smith 45’), Dickson- Tozer, Laird, Dolan- Cornick (Dawson 77’), Goodship, Campbell (Zoko 45’).

Subs not used: Weale- Dawson, Bird, Gillett, Lacey.

Accrington- Etheridge- Halliday (Carver 71’), Hughes, Davies, Pearson- Conneeley, Crooks- Mingoia, Boco (McCarten 55’), McConville (Buxton 86’)- Kee

Subs not used- Procter, Wakefield, Brown, Carver, Buxton, Mooney

Booked- Crooks 69’, Pearson 88’.

Attendance- 3207, 45 away

Match Report : 01/03/2016

Ryan Dickson scored the only goal of the game as Yeovil secured a 1-0 win at Huish Park against playoff hopefuls Accrington Stanley.

After winning the relegation six-pointer against Dagenham and Redbridge, Darren Way’s men fought to victory over Accrington as Dickson’s tidy finish on the hour gave the Glovers all three points.

Artur Krysiak played his part with several good saves, but Yeovil scrapped their way as they looked to put more space between themselves and the bottom two. 

Town manager Darren Way had the luxury of a full bench after an illness leading up to the Dagenham clash meant he could name only four substitutes, but Harry Cornick came in for Ryan Bird in the only change from the 1-0 win in the East End.

As Yeovil kicked off towards the home terrace in the first half, it took a while for both sides to find their groove. Tahvon Campbell had the best chance of the opening minutes, but his powerful volley flashed wide of Ross Etheridge’s goal.

Accrington had their first big chance in the 27th minute as Billy Kee’s header from Pietro Mingoia looked bound for the top corner, but Artur Krysiak pulled off a superb save to deny the Stanley top scorer.

As the game petered towards the half-time interval, Stanley’s big centre-back Tom Davies’ free header flew over the bar for a goal kick, before Kee came mightily close to opening the score at the back-post but his header from point-blank range went wide.

Way made a double substitution at half-time as Jakub Sokolik and Brandon Goodship were taken off for Nathan Smith and Francois Zoko, the latter having recovered from the illness that spread through the squad last weekend.

But with over an hour gone substitute Zoko played his part in the opening goal. The Ivorian played the marauding Dickson in behind the defence and the left-back looped the ball into Etheridge’s left-hand corner to give Yeovil the lead.

Substitute McCarten shot straight at Krysiak as the away side looked to get back on level terms, but Campbell went close at the other end with quarter of an hour to go, as his powerful drive tested the Stanley ‘keeper Etheridge who pushed it behind for a corner.

Cornick was given a rapturous applause as he came off for Kevin Dawson for the final ten minutes as Yeovil tried to hold onto the lead. Despite Accrington putting numbers forward, Way’s men held on for another important three points in the fight to stay up.

Yeovil: Krysiak- Roberts, Ward, Sokolik (Smith 45’), Dickson- Tozer, Laird, Dolan- Cornick (Dawson 77’), Goodship, Campbell (Zoko 45’).

Subs not used: Weale- Dawson, Bird, Gillett, Lacey.

Accrington- Etheridge- Halliday (Carver 71’), Hughes, Davies, Pearson- Conneeley, Crooks- Mingoia, Boco (McCarten 55’), McConville (Buxton 86’)- Kee

Subs not used- Procter, Wakefield, Brown, Carver, Buxton, Mooney

Booked- Crooks 69’, Pearson 88’.

Attendance- 3207, 45 away

TICKETS: CAMBRIDGE UNITED V YEOVIL TOWN

Ticket’s for Town’s trip to face Cambridge United on Saturday 19th March are now on sale from Huish Park.

The allocation received from Cambridge are for the South Habin Terrace (All standing), however there are a limited number of seated tickets, which will be available to those needing a seat on the day of the game.

Due to the limited amount of seats available, we would ask that only those needing seats ask for seats on the day so that Cambridge can accommodate those requiring a seat (disabled, elderly, families with young children or anyone unable to stand for long periods)

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £16

Concessions (Over 62, Student with NUS card, 18-21’s) – £12

17 and under – £7

Under 5 – FOC

Ambulant disabled pay relevant price band plus carer FOC

Wheelchair users pay £13 plus carer ticket FOC – anyone requiring a wheelchair bay should call Cambridge direct on 01223 566 500

To order your tickets call the Ticket Office on 01935 847888.