Month: May 2016

GLOVERS TO FACE MERTHYR TOWN IN JULY


Yeovil Town will take on Merthyr Town in a pre-season friendly ahead of the 2016/17 League Two campaign.

The friendly encounter at Penydarren Park will take place on Monday 18th July with kick-off at 7:30pm.

Merthyr recently appointed former Town midfielder and fans favourite Gavin Williams as their new manager.

Manager Darren Way said: “I am delighted that Gavin has been appointed the permanent manager of Merthyr Town, he certainly deserves it.

“This pre-season it seems that I will be managing against my former team mates. I am looking forward to getting to work this pre-season.

“The fixture at Merthyr works well for us as we are staying at The Vale for a pre-season camp.”

Gavin Williams said: “I cannot wait for the fixture against Yeovil, I am really thankful to Darren for agreeing to bring the team to play here.

“It will seem weird being up against Darren in the technical area rather than playing alongside him in midfield!”

TAHVON CAMPBELL REFLECTS ON TIME WITH THE GLOVERS

West Bromwich Albion’s Tahvon Campbell has spoken about his loan spell at Huish Park and how it has helped him improve as a player.

The youngster hopes to secure a place in the Albion senior squad next term and thinks the spell at Yeovil has helped his career.

Speaking to wba.co.uk Campbell said: “My loan spell with Yeovil was a fantastic experience for me and I really enjoyed it.”

“When I first arrived the club wasn’t in a good place and they were towards the bottom of the table.

“I feel happy and proud to have played a part in helping Yeovil secure safety.

“Senior football is so much different to Under-21 and academy football.

“It’s important that young players like myself experience it because you have to learn how to deal with the physical aspect of the game, as well as the need to win on a Saturday.

“I feel as though I have learnt a lot from my loans at both Kidderminster and Yeovil and I am confident that if I had the chance to go out on loan again, I would be able to make a big impact and score some goals.

“I’m going to work really hard now over the summer so that I am fit and sharp for the start of pre-season.

“Hopefully I will get the opportunity to go away again on tour with the first-team.

“I want to try and use my experience from being out on loan to stick around the first-team this season.

“Like every other young player at this club, my aim is to play in the Premier League for Albion.”

FANS TO TRAVEL NEARLY 9,000 MILES NEXT SEASON

Darren Way’s Yeovil Town will travel more miles next season in League Two.

Town still face the long trips to Hartlepool United and Carlisle United, but face the less arduous trips to Cheltenham Town, Newport County and Exeter City.

Next season Town fans will travel 8,726 miles watching their men in green and white.

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

The shortest trip of the season will be the 96-mile round trip to face Exeter City.

In total Town fans will face 9,100 minutes of travelling*, that’s 152 hours and a total of 6.3 days.

Last season fans travelled 7,403 miles to watch the green and whites in action in League Two.

*Travel times are correct if there are no roadworks or closures. We all know this never happens following a Tuesday night fixture

A DIFFERENT TYPE OF HOLIDAY FOR NATHAN SMITH

Close season for football players usually means a break with friends and family in places like Marbella and Las Vegas. Unless you’re Yeovil Town’s Nathan Smith…

Defender Nathan has booked himself on a ten day silent retreat in India.

On a video on his twitter page Nathan said: "I have travelled to India to try something different. I have done all the party islands and they are not my scene now.

"The ten day silent retreat course will involve no speaking, no reading and no writing. I will learn meditation and different techniques in the art of living.

"It is not a religious thing, I just think that with the way the world is with all the distractions, you can sometimes fail to see the important things."

SCREWFIX EXTEND STAND SPONSORSHIP

Yeovil Town Football Club are delighted to announce that Screwfix have extended their stand sponsorship for the 2016-2017 season at Huish Park which will be the sixth consecutive season of the partnership.

Commercial Manager Dave Linney said, “Yeovil Town and Screwfix are synonymous to the Town of Yeovil and we are extremely grateful for this loyal and continued support of our great club”.

Screwfix Marketing & IT Director John Mewett said: “We’re proud to be continuing our partnership with Yeovil Town FC for the 2016-17 season. It’s great for us to maintain a link with the local community and we wish them all the best for the new season.”

OMAR SOWUNMI AGREES NEW DEAL


Yeovil Town are delighted to announce that Omar Sowunmi has agreed a new two-year contract at Huish Park.

"I’m delighted to have agreed a new contract to remain at Huish Park for another two years.

"The gaffer has shown faith in me after I have been out injured for a while and for that I would like to thank him.

"You can see the gaffer is doing well here and young players are given an opportunity to prove themselves.

"Next season I am hoping to play as much first-team football as possible and to remain injury free."

Manager Darren Way said: "I played a big part in bringing Omar to Yeovil Town and was left disappointed with the adversity that he has to deal with last season.

"His family have been a massive support for him through a difficult time, and I thank them for that.

"I am a great believer in good success stories and I feel Omar has all the potential to get a good run of games under his belt.

"With his ability and strengths I am certain he will be a key asset for Yeovil Town next season."

Job Vacancies: Academy Staff Wanted

Three exciting opportunities have arisen to join Yeovil Town’s academy coaching team.

Job title: Professional Development Phase Lead Coach

Responsible to: Academy Manager

Location:  Huish Park, Yeovil

Job Purpose:  To oversee the development and recruitment of players from the ages 16-18. The role is to oversee the transition of players from the Youth development Phase into the Professional Development Phase. The role holder should then prepare players to enter the Senior Development Phase.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

Hold the minimum of a UEFA A Licence

Prepared to work for self advancement

Must be able to communicate with players aged 5-18 and their parents

Have a sympathetic yet disciplined approach

Create an exciting , safe and enjoyable environment

Be enthusiastic


Job title: Academy Coach

Responsible to: Phase Lead Coach

Location:  Huish Park, Yeovil

Job Purpose:  To develop a specific age group in the philosophy, playing style and value of Yeovil Town Academy. The role holder should implement coaching techniques and tactics shown in the Academy Coaching programme in training sessions and matches.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

Hold the minimum of a UEFA B Licence

Hold or working towards a FA Youth Award

Prepared to work for self advancement

Must be able to communicate with players aged 5-16 and their parents

Have a sympathetic yet disciplined approach

Create an exciting , safe and enjoyable environment

Follow and endorse the Club’s ‘Code of Conduct’ policy

Be punctual at all times

Be enthusiastic


Job title: Academy Goalkeeper Coach

Responsible to: Head of Coaching

Location:  Huish Park, Yeovil

Job Purpose:  To develop the goalkeepers in the philosophy, playing style and values of Yeovil Town Academy. The post holder should implement coaching techniques and tactics shown in the Academy Coaching Programme in training sessions and matches.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

Hold the minimum UEFA B

Working towards FA Goalkeeping B Licence

Prepare to work for self advancement

Must be able to communicate with players aged 5-18 and their parents

Have a sympathetic yet disciplined approach

Create an exciting, safe and enjoyable environment

Be enthusiastic.

For a full job specification for each role please email the Academy at academy@ytfc.net.

Candidates should e-mail their CV and a covering letter to academy@ytfc.net.

Deadline: Friday 10th June

Way Travels To Toulon For Pro Licence

With the football season over many fans will be thinking that the manager of their clubs will be relaxing on a beach somewhere exotic.

Despite the season ending over two weeks ago, Town’s manager Darren Way is not on his holiday’s just yet.

Way has spent the last week in taking in the Toulon Tournament as part of his FA UEFA Pro Licence. International teams from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, England, France, Guinea, Japan, Mali, Mexico, Paraguay, Portugal are taking part in the annual tournament, which traditionally features invited national teams composed of under-20 players.

The FA UEFA Pro Licence is the mandatory qualification for all first team managers who have the desire to work in the Premier League.

The course is designed to prepare managers and coaches to work at the elite level of the game in a managerial capacity. (International, Premier League, Football League and the FA Women’s Super League).

The course has been designed using a competency based approach and will be delivered in a number of modules over an 18-month period, combining distance learning and club visits to support and enhance the learning.

The content will be a mixture of theory and practical based delivery using the latest technology and facilities at St. George’s Park.

Applicants for the elite course must already hold a current UEFA ‘A’ Licence and all applicant must have experience in the professional game at a senior level as either a player, player coach, coach, assistant manager or manager.

Applications are considered by the UEFA Pro-Licence Admissions Committee, which is made up of a representative from The FA, the League Managers’ Association, Professional Footballers’ Association, Premier League and Football League.

Second Half Comeback Puts Yeovil Town Ladies Top

Hat-trick hero Sarah Wiltshire hailed the fighting spirit of her Yeovil Town side after they came back from two goals down to beat Aston Villa 4-2.

The Lady Glovers’ successful comeback from 2-0 at half-time, after goals from Hannah George and Katie Wilkinson, sees them go to the top of the FA Women’s Super League 2.

Wiltshire’s opening two got Yeovil level with Nicola Cousins adding a third before the Welsh international secured her treble in the 89th minute.

“Obviously it’s always good to score a hat-trick, I’m just pleased that after we were 2-0 down we were able to score four goals in the second half,” Wiltshire said.

“I think that it shows a lot about the squad that we could comeback like we did. We didn’t give up, we fought back and everyone loves a comeback.

“For my third goal, I think it was Ellie (Curson) who put the ball through and I just went after it and luckily I got there and it went in.

“We are just going to take each game as it comes, we didn’t start off very well – I think that we were still tired from Thursday (against Bristol City), but we put it right in the second half.”

George had given the visitors the lead in the 31st minute when she got the final touch on Beth Merrick’s free-kick to nod past Charlotte Haynes.

Wilkinson slotted home from close range to double Villa’s lead with her seventh goal of the season.

Wiltshire reduced the arrears with a delicate chip within two minutes of the restart and the home side were soon level when the striker turned home a cross from Helen Bleazard.

The Lady Glovers were ahead in the 76th minute when Cousins found the target and Wiltshire completed her hat-trick with a volley over Jess Myers to complete a memorable comeback.

Aston Villa head coach Joe Hunt admitted he was disappointed to see his side let a dominant position slip away.

“For us, it’s definitely a game of two halves – I thought in the first half we were very, very good 2-0 was probably the right score,” he said.

“From then, it was the same old problems coming back to haunt us in the second half.

“From 2-0 up at half-time, we should be winning the game. We shouldn’t be losing 4-2 or drawing the game, we should be winning the game.”

To buy tickets to an FA Women’s Super League match near you visit: http://www.ticketstores.co.uk/fawsl/

Yeovil Town Ladies 4

Sarah Wiltshire 47, 60, 89, Nicola Cousins 76

Aston Villa Ladies 2

Hannah George 31, Katie Wilkinson 45

Yeovil Town Ladies (3-5-2): Charlotte Haynes; Kayleigh Green, Hannah Short, Nicola Cousins; Helen Bleazard, Stephanie Williams, Ellie Curson, Nadia Lawrence, Kelly Snook; Sarah Wiltshire, Annie Heatherson

Substitutes: Jessie Jones for Williams 32, Ellis Hillman for Snook 79, Emily Donovan for Lawrence 86

Substitutes not used: Lauren Townsend, Charlotte Johnson, Sammy Quayle, Natasha Knapman,

Bookings: Kayleigh Green (40)

Red Cards:

Aston Villa Ladies (4-2-3-1): Jess Myers; Maddy Cusack, Elisha N’Dow, Chloe Jones, Hannah George; Kerri Welsh, Katy Moran; Mollie Rouse, Bethan Merrick, Amy West; Katie Wilkinson

Substitutes: Sarah Mayling for Welsh 60, Hayley Crackle for West 74,

Substitutes not used: Chloe Beattie, Destiney Toussaint, Natasha Baptiste, Leanne Bryant, Chloe Harper

Bookings:

Red Cards:

Referee: Joanna Stimpson

Attendance: 711

Bleazard Foussed For Villa Visit

Yeovil Town have made a strong start to the WSL 2 season, losing just a single game so far, and sit second behind Everton on goal difference.

And midfielder Helen Bleazard is expecting a difficult game against Villa who have caused the Lady Glovers problems in the past.

“They have been a bit of a bogey team for us in the last few seasons – we have dominated our matches against them but not had the results, so we will be trying to put that right," she said.

“They have lost a few players but recruited well and got some young players in.

“Young players might be inexperienced but I do not think you can ever call young players a weakness, they have no fear, they come into the league not knowing what to expect and can be a surprise package.

“We don’t take any team lightly, we treat everyone with the utmost respect, we just need to focus on ourselves.

“For us it’s about playing our own game, if we play our way we can win, we did that against Millwall and got a fantastic 4-0 away win – that’s how we have to approach every game.”

Defender Chloe Jones believes a win for Aston Villa over Yeovil Town on Sunday will put them in good shape to push for promotion from FA Women’s Super League 2.

Jones has returned to Aston Villa after a spell with Aland United in Finland but was straight back into the starting XI for the 2-0 defeat to Everton on Tuesday.

The defeat left Villa with three wins and three losses from their opening six games, four points behind Everton, Yeovil and Bristol City at the top of WSL 2.

“I think we should be in contention for promotion when you consider the players we have got,” she said.

“It’s imperative we do get a result against Yeovil, if we do that puts us in good shape.

“We want to bounce back with not only a good result, but a good performance. The games against the teams around us are going to be the most important.

“I’m really happy to be back at Aston Villa. It feels like I’ve never been away.

“Playing abroad is something I have always wanted to do, so when the opportunity arose I couldn’t say no.

“I feel like I developed as a player over there and learnt more about the game playing alongside international players.”

The game kicks off at 2.00pm at Huish Park (ticket information here).

Global Action Sports Phenomenon Coming To Huish Park!

 

Global Action Sports Phenomenon Brings Spectacular New Show to Huish Park, Yeovil, Sunday 19th June 2016

Direct from sell out shows across the globe, the world’s greatest action sports show — Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live — will return to the U.K. this summer. Nitro Circus Live will play 13 area shows, including its first ever Ireland and Northern Island dates, giving fans the opportunity to see the most explosive event in extreme sports.

Fans can witness death-defying stunts, amazing tricks and unbelievable world firsts that have yet to be seen (even in competition) at Huish Park on Sunday 19th June 2016. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday 9 February). Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

Nitro’s cast of daredevils, the greatest action sports stars on the planet, will perform the most incredible choreographed riding routines ever in freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX, skate and much more. Highlights include the explosive “Nitro Bomb” featuring all riders flipping simultaneously. Plus, during FMX trains, riders will slice through the air wheel-to-wheel, mere inches apart.

Nitro Circus athletes will also brave the (in)famous 40-foot Giganta ramp, which will launch a host of ridiculous contraptions like trikes, a penny farthing, a lounge chair, a bathtub and much more. All of this mayhem in one show, requiring more than 15 trucks and 50 crew members to transport and set up, adds up to a theatrical spectacular area fans have never experienced before. This will be one of the biggest, if not the most massive, entertainment production ever to come to Yeovil.

Nitro Circus Live has sold out legendary arenas such as the O2 in London, Accor Hotels Arena (formerly Bercy Arena) in Paris and Madison Square Garden in New York. More than 35,000 people packed Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium, site of the 2010 soccer World Cup final, for a massive 2014 show; 45,000 filled Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, the second highest attendance of any touring act at that venue. Now, people of Yeovil do not want to miss their chance to see Nitro Circus Live.

Fans looking for the ultimate Nitro Circus experience will want to check out the Nitro Club Experience. These exclusive passes include the best seats in the house as well as a chance to get up close and personal with the stars of Nitro Circus during an exclusive Q & A session where they will talk about life on the road and answer an array of very personal questions that fans would not normally hear at a show or in the media. Nitro Club pass holders will also receive a souvenir lanyard and electronically signed Nitro poster, as well as a chance to win cool Nitro swag.

The positive economic impact the tour will generate also means Yeovil businesses can anticipate receiving a major boost with the show’s arrival drawing thousands of people to the town.

“Hotels, restaurants, bars and practically every other business in Yeovil will benefit from having Nitro Circus Live in town,” Yeovil Town Commercial manager Dave Linney, said. “Through audience research we’ve seen that fans are blown away, saying it’s the most exciting show they’ve ever seen.  We’re thrilled to bring an event that has sold out huge stadiums across the globe to Huish Park, The Home of Yeovil Town Football Club.”

For Nitro Circus news, tour updates, full rider lineup, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, and more, go to http://www.nitrocircus.com.  Follow Nitro Circus on Twitter: @nitrocircus and Facebook: www.facebook.com/NitroCircus. Athletes subject to change.

Win An Official Mitre Club Football Now!

Sky Bet, the Title Sponsor of the Football League, are Making Kickabouts Better by giving away hundreds of Football League club-specific official Mitre Delta Hyperseam match balls.

The limited edition balls feature the official colours and badge from each of the 72 Football League member clubs from the 2015/16 season.

The balls are of the highest quality available, are FIFA Approved, and are the same as the balls the professionals use in training and during Football League games.

Sky Bet’s Head of Sponsorship David Tweed said: “It’s our mission to make things better this season and what better way to do this than to provide an upgrade to the tired footballs being used in kickabouts all over the country?

“These Mitre balls really are top of the range and have the same colours and badges as those used at each of the clubs in the Football League.

“This really is a one-off opportunity to get your hands on a fantastic piece of kit, worth over £100.

“The only question if you win is whether you play with it or try to keep it in pristine condition.”

To enter, fans must visit here and enter their details.

All entrants must be over 18.

Report: Yeovil Town Ladies v Bristol City Women

First-half goals from Sarah Wiltshire and Curson see Yeovil leapfrog Bristol into second

Skipper Ellie Curson believes Yeovil are starting to produce their best attacking play at Huish Park after Sarah Wiltshire’s quickfire opener set them on the way to a 2-0 victory over Bristol City.

Curson also struck in the first half before Yeovil went on to secure the result that sees them leapfrog Bristol into second on goal difference in FA Women’s Super League 2.

Only Everton are now above the Lady Glovers – also on goal difference – and midfielder Curson admits Wiltshire’s goal with just a minute gone could not have been a bigger boost.

“I’m still in shock at how quick we scored because it doesn’t happen often,” said the Wales international. “We have struggled to score here at Huish Park so to do it in the first few minutes was a great start.

“If we didn’t manage to do that it may have gone the other way, but we got three points in bag and go to joint top of the league.

“In the second half we sat in and protected our goal, we said that we would come out in the second half and not concede, which we did. The back three were exceptional; Kayleigh Green was outstanding, Hannah (Short) and Nicola (Cousins) were outstanding as well.

"They didn’t have many chances despite being on top in the second half, but every team will have spells so it’s about how you manage it, I thought we managed it well.”

The Lady Glovers got off to a dream start when Helen Bleazard’s low cross was emphatically converted at the back post by Wiltshire for her fifth goal of the season.

Bristol looked to draw level almost immediately, but on-loan striker Millie Farrow was denied by a fine save from home keeper Charlotte Haynes.

Despite the Vixens’ best efforts it was Yeovil who doubled their lead on the half-hour mark when Curson looped an effort over the stranded Caitlin Leach from the edge of the box – and it remained 2-0 by the break.

Bristol were unable to turn possession into goal scoring opportunities in the second half, with Haynes plucking a number of dangerous crosses out of the air.

Bristol defender Loren Dykes said: “It’s a reality check for us, it was tough. Credit to Yeovil, who won the game in the first half really. “We couldn’t say the game was over but we couldn’t do enough to get a goal.

"It was an improved performance and there’s a lot to take from it and a lot to learn, but the reality is the league is very competitive and points can be picked up by anyone.

“I think it always comes as a shock when you concede so early; maybe it was a lack of focus, Yeovil came out of the blocks which was our plan but they did it quicker.”

To buy tickets to an FA Women’s Super League match near you click here: http://www.ticketstores.co.uk/fawsl/

Yeovil Ladies: Charlotte Haynes; Kayleigh Green, Hannah Short, Nicola Cousins; Helen Bleazard, Steph Williams, Ellie Curson, Nadia Lawrence, Kelly Snook; Annie Heatherson, Sarah Wiltshire.

Substitutes: Emily Donovan for Williams 57, Natasha Knapman for Heatherson 76, Jessie Jones for Kelly Snook 86.

Substitutes not used: Ellis Hillman, Lauren Townsend, Charlotte Johnson, Sammy Quayle.

Bookings: Nicola Cousins (84)

Red Cards:

Bristol City: Caitlin Leach; Grace McCatty, Hayley Ladd, Eloise Wilson; Tatiana Pinto, Georgia Evans, Jodie Brett, Chloe Arthur; Olivia Fergusson, Millie Farrow, Rosella Ayane.

Substitutes: Loren Dykes for Ladd 45, Megan Alexander for Evans 68, Poppy Wilson for Fergusson 68.

Substitutes not used: Hannah Reid, Flo Allen, Frankie Brown, Katie Jones.

Bookings: Tatiana Pinto (63)

Red Cards:

Referee: Lewis Sandoe.

Attendance: 693.

Yeovil are in home action again on Sunday, as Aston Villa visit Huish Park (2.00pm ko)

Defender Dickson extends contract at Huish Park


Ryan Dickson will remain a Yeovil Town player for two more years after signing a new deal.

The 29-year-old made 42 appearances last term, scoring two match winning goals against Accrington Stanley and Mansfield.

Speaking to ytfc.net manager Darren Way said: "Ryan had an option in his contract to extend for a further year, but I am delighted that he sees his future here for longer than that year. He had other options, so I am glad he has chosen to commit his future to Yeovil Town.

"Since I took over as manager, Ryan has been superb and a pleasure to work with. His two goals in two games will stick in a lot of people’s memories. It is not very often you get a left-back scoring two in two games!"

Ryan said: "I am over the moon to extend my stay at Huish Park by a further two years. I am extremely excited about next season, everyone at the club has worked so hard to create a togetherness and positive atmosphere, which has driven us all forward in such a short space of time.

"It has been a fantastic football club to work for and it would be silly not to stay on board. The club is now heading the right direction and I think everyone can see that."

Bleazard anticipates another close derby

Yeovil Town look to inflict a first defeat of the league season on their local rivals Bristol City.

Midfielder Helen Bleazard is expecting a tight affair in the West Country derby as her Yeovil Town take on Bristol City for the third time this season.

The Glovers beat their nearest FA Women’s Super League 2 neighbours 3-2 on penalties after a goalless SSE Women’s FA Cup fourth round match in February but suffered a 3-2 defeat in their league season opener.

And Bleazard is expecting another edgy game for her side who, if they win, can go level on points with Bristol City at the top of the league.

“It is a massive game for us and it’s always going to be against them,” she said.

“In the FA Cup it was a tight match and we got through on penalties, then in the league we were disappointed with the result.

“But we had some big positives from that game because when we did play we showed what we can do against them.

“We need to have that belief in ourselves. We are always going to be the underdog against them, but for us it is about focusing on our game rather than them.

“If we put into action what we work on in training then it is ours to lose, it is up to us to play our game and dictate the tone of the game.”

Bristol City are looking to protect their unbeaten start to the WSL 2 season which sees them sit top of the table with four wins and a draw.

The Vixens have not conceded a goal in any of their four games since the 3-2 victory over Yeovil, a record defender Grace McCatty is keen to maintain.

“As a defender four clean sheets so far is very pleasing,” she said.

“It would be nice to chip in with a few goals, but our job is to stop them. What has helped is that myself and Hayley Ladd have played together before.

“It’s been important to get off to that good start, because it’s very easy to leak goals in WSL 1 or WSL 2. We haven’t done that.

“We’ve got to be wary of Yeovil. It would be naïve to think it will be easy.

“We were 3-0 up last time we played them, but they got two goals back and in the last 10 minutes it could have gone either way.

“We know how good they can be in attack, so we need to concentrate for the full 90 minutes.”

Tickets for tonights game can be purchased by clicking here costing £5.00 adults / £2.50 concessions / £12.00 family (2 x adults & 2 x concessions)

Nathan Smith signs for another year


The Glovers are delighted to confirm that Nathan Smith has agreed terms and put pen to paper on a one-year contract extension.

Defender Smith returned to Huish Park for his second spell with Yeovil at the beginning of the 2014/15 season and recently made his 200th appearance for Darren Way’s side.

Nathan said: “First of all I would like to thank my family, friends, staff at Huish Park and of course the fans for the support they have all showed me during the tough and good times.

“I am delighted to have signed for another year. It has been refreshing with the new ideas that the gaffer has put into place. It has helped form a strong unity in the changing room amongst the players and it has become an enjoyable place to come and work again.

“I am already looking forward to the season ahead and helping the club achieve something special.”

Darren Way said: “Nathan has been an unbelievable servant to this football club. We all know his attributes as a player and he is certainly a player that I know I can trust.

“As soon as Nathan walks into the ground for training he is leading by example and is a player that others look up to.”

Glovers to host Bristol City during pre-season

Town will host Bristol City at Huish Park in a pre-season friendly on Saturday 16th July.


Lee Johnson will bring his Championship side to Somerset for the 3pm kick-off ahead of the start of the 2016/17 EFL season. 

Manager Darren Way said: "It is always nice to play a local team who bring a good support to add to our fantastic support.

"After playing alongside Lee for years, it will be great to be up against each other as managers.

"In training we were ultra-competitive against each other and I’m sure this fixture will be no different."

Artur Krysiak signs new contract at Huish Park

Yeovil Town is delighted to announce that Artur Krysiak has today signed a new contract to remain at Huish Park.

Artur has penned a new contract that will see him stay in Somerset for a further two-years.

The former Exeter City stopper signed for the Glovers at the beginning of the 2014/15 season and has been an integral part of the squad, making 60 appearances in all competitions for the Glovers.

Manager Darren Way said: “I am delighted that Artur has signed a new deal with us. He has been superb between the sticks, keeping us in many games with his bravery and saves.

“Artur is a quality goalkeeper and I see him playing a major role in us becoming a force in League Two next season.”

Artur said: “I am delighted to have signed an extension to stay at Huish Park for another two seasons. I think this a fantastic football club and I have enjoyed my previous two years here.

“I really enjoy working with the gaffer and I am looking forward to returning for pre-season already. I am confident that we can continue the good work from the second half of the season into next season.”

To view images of Artur in action for the Glovers click here.

Global action sports phenomenon coming to Huish Park!

 

Global Action Sports Phenomenon Brings Spectacular New Show to Huish Park, Yeovil, Sunday 19th June 2016

Direct from sell out shows across the globe, the world’s greatest action sports show — Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live — will return to the U.K. this summer. Nitro Circus Live will play 13 area shows, including its first ever Ireland and Northern Island dates, giving fans the opportunity to see the most explosive event in extreme sports.

Fans can witness death-defying stunts, amazing tricks and unbelievable world firsts that have yet to be seen (even in competition) at Huish Park on Sunday 19th June 2016. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday 9 February). Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

Nitro’s cast of daredevils, the greatest action sports stars on the planet, will perform the most incredible choreographed riding routines ever in freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX, skate and much more. Highlights include the explosive “Nitro Bomb” featuring all riders flipping simultaneously. Plus, during FMX trains, riders will slice through the air wheel-to-wheel, mere inches apart.

Nitro Circus athletes will also brave the (in)famous 40-foot Giganta ramp, which will launch a host of ridiculous contraptions like trikes, a penny farthing, a lounge chair, a bathtub and much more. All of this mayhem in one show, requiring more than 15 trucks and 50 crew members to transport and set up, adds up to a theatrical spectacular area fans have never experienced before. This will be one of the biggest, if not the most massive, entertainment production ever to come to Yeovil.

Nitro Circus Live has sold out legendary arenas such as the O2 in London, Accor Hotels Arena (formerly Bercy Arena) in Paris and Madison Square Garden in New York. More than 35,000 people packed Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium, site of the 2010 soccer World Cup final, for a massive 2014 show; 45,000 filled Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, the second highest attendance of any touring act at that venue. Now, people of Yeovil do not want to miss their chance to see Nitro Circus Live.

Fans looking for the ultimate Nitro Circus experience will want to check out the Nitro Club Experience. These exclusive passes include the best seats in the house as well as a chance to get up close and personal with the stars of Nitro Circus during an exclusive Q & A session where they will talk about life on the road and answer an array of very personal questions that fans would not normally hear at a show or in the media. Nitro Club pass holders will also receive a souvenir lanyard and electronically signed Nitro poster, as well as a chance to win cool Nitro swag.

The positive economic impact the tour will generate also means Yeovil businesses can anticipate receiving a major boost with the show’s arrival drawing thousands of people to the town.

“Hotels, restaurants, bars and practically every other business in Yeovil will benefit from having Nitro Circus Live in town,” Yeovil Town Commercial manager Dave Linney, said. “Through audience research we’ve seen that fans are blown away, saying it’s the most exciting show they’ve ever seen.  We’re thrilled to bring an event that has sold out huge stadiums across the globe to Huish Park, The Home of Yeovil Town Football Club.”

For Nitro Circus news, tour updates, full rider lineup, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, and more, go to http://www.nitrocircus.com.  Follow Nitro Circus on Twitter: @nitrocircus and Facebook: www.facebook.com/NitroCircus. Athletes subject to change.

Way announces retained list

Yeovil Town manager Darren Way has today confirmed his retained list.

The following players have been offered new contracts to remain at Huish Park:

Omar Sowunmi, Ryan Dickson, Nathan Smith, Artur Krysiak, Ben Tozer and Francois Zoko.

The following players will depart Huish Park and do so with the very best wishes from all at Yeovil Town:

Chris Weale, Simon Gillett, Shaun Jeffers, Jack Compton, Jordon Gibbons, Marc Laird, Leroy Lita, Jakub Sokolik, Wes Fogden and Mark Beck.

The following players were already under contract for next season:

Matty Dolan, Kevin Dawson, Darren Ward, Alex Lacey, Ryan Bird and Ollie Bassett.

Darren Way said: "I would like to place on record my thanks to all the players who are departing Huish Park. I thank them all for their hard work, dedication and professionalism in what has been a tough season. Every player has been a pleasure to manage and I wish them well for the future.

"Special mention must go to Chris Weale, who has been a superb servant to this fantastic football club over the years.

"Francois Zoko has been offered a new deal to remain at Huish Park and we are waiting to hear if he will accept his new contract offer."

Loan players Harry Cornick, Connor Roberts, Tahvon Campbell, Liam Shephard, Liam Walsh and Brandon Goodship have all returned to their parent clubs.

Way said: "The six loan players have all returned to their parent clubs and I think they have all returned better players. They have all represented Yeovil Town and their parent clubs extremely well. They all joined this club when we were facing real adversity and faced up to the challenge, showing superb maturity and character.

"I would like to thank all the clubs who have loaned us players last season. With a special thank you to AFC Bournemouth, Everton, Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion for allowing the players to come to Huish Park and allowing us to help in their development."

Ben’s Bets – League One play-offs

The third and final set of play-off fixtures starts on Saturday as League One’s final four play off for the right to play in the Championship.

Barnsley v Walsall

There are probably not two closer ties in the same division anywhere in the Play-Off system, League One’s four sides are really very difficult to separate.

This makes this particular article tough to write, but I’ve tried to dig out some reasons for my tips.

Barnsley have finished sixth and that meant a ten point difference between them and their upcoming opponents, which I think may be quite significant.

The Tykes have fought their way from the relegation zone to the play-offs in around about half a season. That combined with a JPT run that saw them lift the Football League Trophy at Wembley with a win over Oxford.

This is an incredible turn around of form, especially when you consider they lost manager Lee Johnson 24 hours after qualifying for Wembley.

My concern here is that simply, they’re going to be burnt out.

Of the four sides, they’re the lowest in the form table (albeit, 6th) and with all those extra fixtures built in I do wonder if it might be a bit much to overcome a side who have kept the top two on their toes for most of the season.

Walsall get the all important home second tie and keeping the game close until the return leg should be enough to see the Saddlers through.

The midlanders ended their season with a 5-0 thumping of Port Vale, putting them in a great mood ahead of this game, I also consider their 2-0 win at Barnsley earlier in the season an added bonus.

Barnsley’s story this season has been a fantastic one to see and they should be praised to the hill, but the way Walsall are playing is just too good to miss.

It’ll be a battle of the top scorers though as Tom Bradshaw and Sam Winnall lead their respective lines, Bradshaw’s Walsall to take the tie and progress.

Two bets here, Walsall to qualify – 8/11 and Both Bradshaw and Winnall to score in the first leg – 5/1

Bradford vs Milwall.

I think that this tie, much like the other comes down to the strikers.

Bradford could be missing two of theirs for this first match, top scorer James Hanson hasn’t trained all week and Billy Clarke wont be there to take his place – he had surgery on a fractured cheekbone.

That’s asking a lot of the others in the side. No-one else has managed more than 5 goals across all competitions this season.

Both Hanson and Clarke could be back for the second leg and I fear it could be asking too much, especially as the second game takes place in the cauldron of the New Den.

Speaking of Millwall, their goals are far more forthcoming, top scorer Lee Gregory had been side lined but he timed his return to perfection scoring on his comeback last week.

If Gregory isn’t quite at 100% I fear his absence won’t hurt the Lions like Hanson’s will for Bradford.

Steve Morison is hot on the heels of Gregory in the scoring charts and has big game experience at just about every level including international representation for Wales.

Millwall will know that taking any sort of lead back home with them will require an upset of epic proportions – ironically something Bradford know a bit out – but Millwall’s four straight wins, their 73 goals this season (compared to the Bantams lowly 55) give the blues the lead.

… let’s not forget, Byron Webster and Ed Upson know a thing or two about the League One play-offs too.

Two bets for this one as well.

Millwall to win to nil – 7/2

Then head to ‘Player and Goal specials’ and split your second stake between;

“Gregory to score and Millwall to win to nil – 10/1” and

“Morison to score and Millwall to win to nil – 11/1”

Ben’s Final – Millwall v Walsall.

Third against Fourth in the table could meet in the final and these two were separated by just 3 points during the regular season and managed to beat the other one away from home during the two league games.

Clear as mud then.

Walsall will have had an extra day’s prep time as their semi final concludes a day before Millwall’s, I think that may be a boost, but I look at the two squads and can’t help but come back to Millwall’s experience each time.

Walsall do arguably have a more flamboyant and exciting squad, especially if Bradshaw is on fire.

But with Morison’s nous and international history and the previous Wembley experience of Ed Upson, Byron Webster, Tony Craig and Nadjim Abdou they may have the edge.

It’ll be close but if Webster can keep Bradshaw quiet it might be the Lions’ day at Wembley.

Millwall to be promoted – 11/4

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MANAGER UPDATES FANS ABOUT RETAINED LIST


Manager Darren Way has today spoken to ytfc.net with an update for fans about the retained list.

Darren said: "We are still in negotiations with a couple of players and these negotiations are nearly complete. Rather than releasing the list sporadically, I would rather compete all the negotiations and release it in its entirety.

"Fans can rest assured that as soon as the negotiations are complete they will be the first to know via ytfc.net."

Ben’s Bets – Championship Play Off

The Football Season has come to an end for 20 sides in SkyBet League Two but for four of them, the training doesn’t stop with a potential Wembley date on the horizon and promotion via the most exciting method for one of the sides.

Sheffield Wednesday v Brighton.

The first tie in the Championship pits 3rd and 6th placed sides who are going into the game with very different mind sets.

Brighton finished just behind the front two, on the same number of points as 2nd place Middlesbrough.

Their last time match was a winner takes all affair which saw ‘Boro come through and take the automatic promotion place.

The faces of Brighton’s players as they trudged off the Riverside pitch told a story, they will take some serious motivation to get their heads right for the play-offs.

In contrast, Sheffield Wednesday have been secure of their place in the play offs for a while, ending the season five points clear of any other side and have been preparing for this match, arguably for a week or two.

In their last game they took the chance to rest a number of key players including Keiron Westwood in goal, Fernando Forestieri up front and Glen Loovens at the back.

That extra prep time will stand those players in good stead, the Brighton players didn’t have that luxury.

Dale Stephens, the scorer for the Seagulls was sent off for a challenge on ‘Boro midfielder Gaston Ramirez and will miss the play off semis, another potential stumbling block.

So, with Wednesday in the ascendency, it’s the Owls I’ll be backing to make it to the Wembley showpiece – more Brighton play-off misery, their third failure in the last four season.

SkyBet Price Boost – Forestieri to score and Sheffield Wednesday to win – was 5/2, now 9/2.

Derby v Hull.

On Saturday, the other two teams come face to face and like Sheffield Wednesday, they have known their fate – and likely opponents – for a while, giving lots of preparation time to both sides.

That’s why, this match is so tough to call, both sides have given key players a break or two over the last couple of games.

Derby have the first chance to impress in front of a home crowd and I feel that playing at home second could be the key.

That’s why, if Hull get through the first game with a result of any kind, I’d fancy them to over power the Rams on home soil.

Derby have had a topsy turvy season, stuttering enough to relieve their first head coach, Paul Clement, of his duties before settling themselves and keeping their heads above the line.

Both these sides have picked up 14 points from their last 8 games, so there are little clues to take from the form guide.

They did however win both league games against the Humber side and that throws up more question than answers as I was more than ready to side with the Tigers over the Rams – it’s the food chain all over again… right?

This tie all comes down to the first leg in my opinion, two sides who’ll not want to chase the game in the second leg, if Hull get anything they’ll prevail at the KC, if Derby can take a lead to the Hull, you’d be fancying them to defend it.

So, I’m settling slap bang in the middle, a draw this Saturday.

Going by the above theory, if the first game does end in a tie, I’d fancy Hull to progress in the long term.

Derby v Hull to end in a draw – 21/10

Hull to qualify – 8/11

BEN’S FINAL – Hull v Sheffield Wednesday.

The M1 southbound will be a much travelled route on the day of the final with two Yorkshire sides heading to Wembley known they will be 90 minutes away from a huge Premier League Pay Day.

Two in form sides will meet and I think there will be one key factor to remember with this game.

Hull have success in the Play Offs and Sheffield Wednesday’s big final form isn’t so great.

That comparison of confidence in the big event vs nervous tension could be key, especially early on.

Hull have a plethora of players who have played in the big league, especially down the spine of their side.

Curtis Davis, Tom Huddlestone and the in-form striker Abel Hernandez could settle in the game earlier and early goals often result in promotion at the end of the game.

Hull are set for success here, Hernandez firing his side up with Steve Bruce’s side successful at Wembley.

A 2-0 Hull win.

Hull To Be Promoted – 5/2

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Groups meet club to discuss progress

Last week, representatives of YTFC fans’ groups met with the Chairman, Manager and Planning Agent to discuss a wide range of matters that are important to them as organisations that support and encourage the club.

John Fry opened the session and welcomed representatives from the Green & Whites, the Disabled Supporters Association and the newly formed Supporters’ Trust. In his introduction John praised the work undertaken by the Academy as a building block for the future and gave his thanks to Huish Park staff, some of whom are long serving and have seen significant change. He also spoke of admiration for the supporters, including people who work tirelessly in the interests of the club and those who travel to the away games.

In outlining some of the difficulties that the Board had faced and solutions that they had put in place in recent months he went on to say that “Darren Way has proved that he has the commitment and expertise that will drive the club forward.  He is very well regarded by his peers.  Such enthusiasm has reinvigorated the club to realise that it is possible for Yeovil Town to succeed again."

Darren Way took over the session and, in his own positive leadership and encouragement style, made it clear that he has high expectations on and off the pitch.  In an inspiring presentation and discussion, Darren said he is “proud of the players for the determination and strength and depth of character shown in coming back from 3-1 down to win the game at Barnet” he also said that “the support from our fans was brilliant and made the event even more emotional."  In finishing, Darren outlined the tasks ahead but said that “in football, anything is possible."

After a brief introduction and summary of the current development proposals, David Bell (Agent for the planning applications) talked about the overarching objective which is to support the longer term viability of the football club.  David said “this is not about simply selling off land because that route does not protect the club in the longer term. We need to have a legacy that means the club will be in good shape for decades to come and for future generations. In coming to these proposals we have spent time considering a range of options including housing and a leisure centre attached to the club but, regrettably, such leisure facilities do not usually make money and there appears to be no funding stream available."

A range of questions were asked covering matters such as aspirations for the proposed hotel, clinic and shared facilities. Darren welcomed and commented about the proposals to share good quality indoor training facilities with the hotel, the opportunity to have player accommodation and the value and benefits that having top class sports injury treatment would bring.

Key elements of the proposals relate to facilities for the supporters and the spectator experience.  There was a constructive exchange about the value of facilities and their importance.  The matter of an all-seater stadium was raised, to which David responded “we have considered that and believe that the existing stadium capacity is adequate at just over 9500 but it will be possible to utilise areas such as the corners at the end of the stands to add additional seating to balance the numbers up”.  In talking over the proposals for the area behind the north stand, matters such as health & safety, refreshment kiosks, supporters bar and social area were all mentioned. David said that “we are considering basic but modern facilities.  Painted block work, screens hung from the roof, more tills for faster through put and areas to socialise before and after the game. There is a League proposal to have a live feed from away matches for those who cannot get to the game and this seems like a great opportunity to have social events in a multi-use area upstairs. The vital matter at the moment is to get a consent and then we can resolve some other issues and start talking to groups about the detail of the proposed facilities."

Supporters were concerned about timescales and queried levels of confidence in a successful planning result. David outlined his confidence in a successful result as some policy problem matters had been addressed. He added that some discussions were taking place during the planning process and was aware that commercial confidentiality meant that there had been a quiet period whilst some matters were resolved. David asked if everyone had seen the preview release information and it was confirmed that all had. He felt that it had been a success and valued good communication including the coverage in the local media which helped raise awareness and promote debate.

John Fry confirmed that the next steps were to make more information available to the Local Planning Authority in the coming weeks and continue to build constructive relationships.

The meeting ended after about two hours but that did not stop the debates. Discussions about bars and refreshments, social facilities such as a skittle alley and opportunities for supporter group inputs overflowed into the car park.

Season In Numbers

Here at YTFC.net we thought we’d crunch some numbers to take a statistical look at the 2015/16 season.

Stats accumulated from BBC Sport, Soccerbase, Experimental361, Sky Sports, Soccerstats.net and YTFC.net, if you have any more, why not tweet us @YTFC using the hashtag #YTFCStats

PLAYERS

3 – Number of YTFC players to make an appearance, but not start a league game.

David Norris, Jamie Burrows and Simon Gillett.

17 – The highest number of substitute appearances by one player – Ryan Bird.

3 – Squad members who made the bench, but never on the pitch.

James Needle, Max Melanson and Christian Maghoma.

6406 – Number of days old Ollie Bassett was on the day of his debut, a new record for a YTFC player in the Football League.

(For more on Bassett’s record breaking debut – Click HERE)

7 – Number of red cards seen by Glovers players across all competitions. (Dolan, Smith, Sokolik, Walsh, Lacey, Krysiak, Jeffers)

2 – Number of penalties saved by Artur Krysiak in the JPT this season vs Coventry.

LEAGUE

77 – Percentage of points gained under Darren Way, 37 out of 48.

23 – Number of games managed by Way, a Points Per Game ratio of 1.67

0.55 – Points Per Game ratio pre Darren Way’s management.

113 – Days Yeovil Spent in the relegation zone.

147 – Days Yeovil spent outside of the relegation zone, including those all important final weeks.

4 – Longest winning streak (27th Feb – 12th March).

4 – Longest losing streak (17th Oct – 31st Oct)

GOALS

43 – The Glovers scored the joint lowest number of goals this season, 43 – the same as Newport County. (Oxford scored the most with 84)

59 – Yeovil conceded 59 goals, a number only bettered by 10 other sides; Oxford let in just 41 and Morecambe were breached 91 times.

62% – Yeovil scored nearly two thirds of their goals in the second half.

11 – Yeovil won 11 games this season, not a single one of them by more than one goal.

6 – The number of players who started the first and last games of the season; Lacey, Roberts, Smith, Dickson, Dolan and Laird.

2 – Number of times a single Glovers player scored a brace in a game; Zoko v Barnet, Bird v Luton,

1 – One Hattrick ball taken home by a Yeovil player – Jack Compton vs AFC Wimbledon.

2694 – The number of days between Nathan Smith’s only two Glovers goals, 13th December 2008 – 30th April 2016.

1 – Only once did Yeovil benefit from an own goal, in the JPT first round game vs Barnet.

17 – Number of times Yeovil scored first in League matches.

7 – Number of times Yeovil were leading a game at Half Time.

LOANS

12 – Number of loan signings used by YTFC this season; Josh Wakefield, Josh Sheehan, Liam Shepherd, Connor Roberts, Liam Walsh, George Thomas, Christian Maghoma, Jake Howells, Brandon Goodship, Tahvon Campbell, Stephen Arthurworrey and Harry Cornick.

45 – The number of league starts by Connor Roberts, 12 more than Wakefield, Shepherd, Thomas, Maghoma, Howells, Goodship and Campbell combined.

(For more on Connor Roberts’ loan deal – click HERE and read about his 50+ matches)

FANS

6051 – the highest attendance at Huish Park this season (Portsmouth, Feb 2016)

1247 – the highest number of Glovers’ travelling fans for an away game (Exeter, Aug 2015)

90,537 – The accumulated number of fans watching league games at Huish Park this season, an average of 3,936 per home league game.

8318 – The accumulated number of travelling Yeovil fans this season, an average of 361 making each journey.

7910 – The number of miles travelled by any fan who attended every away game*

(*travelling to/from Huish Park via the quickest route on Google Maps)

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Ben’s Bets – League Two Play Offs

The Football Season has come to an end for 20 sides in SkyBet League Two but for four of them, the training doesn’t stop with a potential Wembley date on the horizon and promotion via the most exciting method for one of the sides.

Starting tonight, the play-off semi-finals begin with the first of two ties when Portsmouth host Plymouth.

Then on Saturday, it’s the turn of AFC Wimbledon and Accrington.

Portsmouth v Plymouth

I think that these two ties could end up looking like very different types of games with the statistics showing that all those goals come from the same side of the draw.

These two sides have scored a total of 32 goals between them over their last eight fixtures and the two meetings both conjured up three goals with each side winning away from home by a score line of 2-1.

Plymouth have dropped from a relatively secure place in the automatic spots into the play offs and while they do say that falling into that pack is a negative thing, their fate has been decided for some time and they will have been preparing as such.

So, I’m prepared to look beyond their slump since March and consider the 5-0 thumping they gave to Hartlepool on the final day as a better judge of form.

The Pilgrims took the chance to leave their two top scorers, Jake Jervis and Graham Carey on the bench and still ran riot over the Blues from Hartlepool.

Portsmouth had a tougher final day losing to Champions Northampton Town, but they also have a recent win over Hartlepool to stand them in good stead.

Pompey’s problems come in the form of first choice ‘Keeper Paul Jones missing for the run in, back up Brian Murphy will be between the sticks.

Keiron Freeman will also sit out the big games with Plymouth after being sent off on the final day and that’s why I’m backing the Devon side to come through over two legs.

Not only are Plymouth the less distrupted side, they’re also at home second, a big advantage especially if the game is close or goes beyond the 90 minutes.

I suggest two bets for this tie.

Over 2.5 goals (6/5 with SkyBet for the first fixture) in both legs.

Both games will end up being tight, open affairs – but I think Plymouth could get a result at Fratton Park and seal the deal at home.

Plymouth to qualify for the final is 5/4.

AFC Wimbledon vs Accrington

Accrington missed out on automatic promotion by just a single goal on the final day, drawing 0-0 when a 1-0 win would have seen them already on their holidays.

That kind of disappointment is hard to overcome, but Accrington have been overcoming the odds all season.

Stanley finished a full 10 points ahead of the Dons during the regular season and I think they may have too much over the course of 180 minutes.

Both of these teams are relatively low scorers in comparison to the sides from the other tie and that may be crucial.

Having said that, they sit 1st and 2nd in the form table for the last eight games of the season.

Accrington haven’t lost any of those eight, the Dons have lost just once.

Wimbledon have accrued 19 points from eight games scoring just nine goals in the process.

On the flip side, Accrington have won their last five on the road and have a much better home record over the course of the season.

To emphasise just how close these two games may well be, the last time the two sides met it ended in a 0-0 draw.

Wimbledon have less fire power than Accrington scoring fewer and they’ve conceded more as well, and I believe that Stanley’s potential success all boils down to a couple of key players.

Josh Windass and Matt Crooks leave for Scottish Premier League side Rangers this summer and their influence could be vital.

Crooks hasn’t played in a while, but Windass has his partnership with Billy Kee blossoming again and if one doesn’t get you, the other isn’t far behind.

It’s that extra oomph up from that makes a couple of 1-0 Stanley wins tempting in the betting.

My Bet for this game is 1-0 to Accrington at 15/2

The odds on Accrington to qualify are shorter at 8/11 but I do think that’s what will happen.

BEN’S FINAL – PLYMOUTH V ACCRINGTON

My suggestion for the final pits one of the bigger League Two sides against one of the smaller and in truth, I really don’t know which way this will go.

Plymouth have about as many goals in them and have conceded just two goals less that Accrington all campaign.

Argyle would have had three extra days rest with their semi final second leg taking place on Sunday 18th, while Accrington don’t host Wimbledon until the Wednesday after.

Both sides will be coming off the back of two positive results and in a one off final just about anything can happen.

So, if I can get a little bit romantic, I’m backing the plucky underdogs to write their name in history as one of the smallest sides to ever grace League One.

Josh Windass could give his side the ultimate parting gift with a winner at Wembley before he departs north of the border.

So, at current odds – I think Accrington to be promoted at odds of 3/1 might be the bet to go with.

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Stars of tomorrow wanted for Yeovil Town Football Club Scheme

Yeovil Town Football Club is in a partnership with Yeovil College to provide an outstanding football player development pathway for the YTFC first team. The College trains players to help meet their footballing potential as a profession, or before they go to university or a scholarship in the USA.

Players will be coached by Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) qualified coaches, they will receive strength and conditioning support and support on education options available.

Players will be involved in a trial match to potentially participate in matches on a weekly basis.

YTFC will be hosting trials for male players aged 16-18 years at Huish Park 3G Pitch on Wednesday 1st June 2016.

Matt Hann, Curriculum Area Manager for Sport, said ‘This is a fantastic partnership that exists to help nurture the talent of players who may be late developers or who have missed out on a scholarship at a professional football club.

Players will join the YTFC Elite Player Development pathway which seeks to produce players for the YTFC men’s first team. Over the past two seasons, players have been selected to train with coaches Darren Way and Terry Skiverton with the men’s 1st team. This really is an excellent opportunity for talented footballers.’

Successful players will join Yeovil College to become a learner on the YTFC scheme.

If you’re interested in participating contact Matt Hann on matt.hann@yeovil.ac.uk.

Another 20% off offer in the club shop

The Yeovil Town club shop will continue its end-of-season sale this week

Every full priced item will be reduced by 20% on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Get yourself a bargain by visiting the club shop as the offer only applies in person and over the telephone – 01935 847888.

‘The club is alive again’ – Darren Way

Yeovil Town manager Darren Way says that he was disappointed that the season ended with defeat against Leyton Orient after the successful fight against relegation.

A late goal from Orient striker Ollie Palmer gave the O’s all three points despite Town dominating most of the game, something that frustrated Way.

But the Yeovil boss admits that he is looking forward to a summer of planning for the 2016/17 campaign after guiding the club to safety in his first experience as a manager in senior football.

After the fans gave the squad and coaching staff a great send-off for the summer and the Player of the Season awards were handed out, Way explained “It’s nice for the fans to stay behind and thank us.

“I hate losing, but I also have to be strong enough as a man to thank the players for what they’ve achieved in a short space of time, it’s been incredible.

Despite securing their League Two status for next season, the Town boss was quick to point out that the players were still fighting to get above the 50-point mark.

“They wanted to go away with a win,” Way said.

“I thought we were disappointing in the final third where we’re lacking; we can’t have that much possession and they have one or two chances and end up losing.

“There’s no two ways about it, we dominated them. It must have been 60-40 in terms of possession, but if there was a reason for it to happen today, I have learned a lot as I always do.”

With the team keeping eleven clean sheets since Way over as manager , the boss is looking for attacking reinforcements over the summer.

“We know as far as who we want, it’s just whether we get them soon or we have to wait,” Way explained.

“All I know is I have been given a lot of help; people talk about loans, Connor Roberts has scooped a lot of the awards and has given everything to this football club. Because of that, I’m not ruling out a top quality loan.

“Next week is a big week. I’ll sit down with the board, we’ll come to a plan and address what we have got and what we need to keep.”

With the season over, the manager now has time to reflect on a successful first few months in charge of the club that he represented for most of his playing career.

Way concluded, “It gives me a lot to work with over the summer, but it’s important the players reflect on this season.

“At one stage, everyone thought this club was dead. What you see today and last week shows it’s alive again.

“It makes me incredibly happy.”

‘That’s why I don’t play upfront!’ – Connor Roberts

Defender Connor Roberts says that his season at Yeovil has given him a good foundation for his career, after collecting five Player of the Year awards.

The young right-back joined Town on an initial one-month loan deal from Premier League side Swansea, but his impressive displays in defence led to the 20-year-old playing the full season at Huish Park.

The performances led to Roberts being voted the Bobby Hamilton Young Player of the Year, as well as the Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust Player of the Year, The DSA Player of the Season, The Away Travel Club Player of the Year and The Western Gazette Player of the Year.

And Roberts says that his mantra this season has been to keep going in what is his first taste of senior football.

“It’s a great end to a great season for myself,” said the defender.

“As the season progressed I thought to myself ‘just keep playing and do well’, and coming up towards the end of the season I was thinking ‘keep playing and maybe I’ll win a trophy!’

“I really wanted a goal and I would’ve probably taken one over a trophy to be honest, but in the end it’s been a great season for myself. I came here and I didn’t think I’d play that much!” 

The Welshman made 54 appearances for the Glovers, and was a big part of why the Glovers kept 13 clean sheets in the league with him in the side.

But it’s at the other end where Roberts feels he can improve, as his first professional goal has remained elusive.

“That’s why I don’t play upfront, because I can’t score!”, the right-back joked.

“Hopefully it’ll come soon like it did for Nathan Smith, Smithy’s always like ‘come on, you can score today’, so I say to him ‘I can but I probably won’t!’

“Some players just take longer than others to score, that’s me and hopefully one will come soon.”

The Swansea loanee has played all but one of Yeovil’s 46 league games this season, just missing out on the fixture against Carlisle on Good Friday after winning his first cap for the Wales under-21 team.

With Town’s League Two safety not yet assured at that stage, Roberts did have to think about the call-up but is glad that he joined up with the national set-up.

“I think if I hadn’t had that call-up, I would have done it (played every game) because I have that self-belief that I would have played and kept on playing, but I had to go away.

“I thought about it for a bit, but I did get my Welsh cap. To add that to my 54 games, won some awards and got my cap, so it’s been good and hopefully I can push on next season.”

ROBERTS AND KRYSIAK WIN END OF SEASON AWARDS

After today’s final game of the season against Leyton Orient the players all gathered for the annual Player of the Season Awards.

Right-back Connor Roberts was voted the Bobby Hamilton Young Player of the Year as well as the Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust Player of the Year, The DSA Player of the Season, The Away Travel Club Player of the Year as well as The Western Gazette Player of the Year.

Goalkeeper Artur Krysiak picked up the Green and White Supporters Club Player of the Season along with The Cary Glovers Player of the Season, The DSA Player of the Year and also received the PFA 2-15/16 Community Champion award.

Roberts also walked away with the runners up award from the Green and White Supporters Club and the DSA.

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN V LEYTON ORIENT

Yeovil Town signed off their League Two campaign with defeat as Leyton Orient’s late goal gave them all three points in the final game of the season.

Town dominated the game but couldn’t carve out many clear-cut chances,  and Ollie Palmer’s fierce strike on the edge of the box with just three minutes left gave Artur Krysiak no chance as Orient went back to London with the win.

Darren Way made just one change for the final game of the League Two season, as Leroy Lita was replaced in the starting eleven by Harry Cornick, after the Bournemouth loanee came off the bench to score the late winner in last week’s 4-3 victory away at Barnet.

 

Yeovil started the game brightly and it was the Glovers who had the first chance of the afternoon after just five minutes. Francois Zoko made space on the edge of the penalty area, and his powerful right-footed shot flew just over debutant Sam Sargeant’s crossbar for a goal-kick.

 

Nathan Smith nearly opened the scoring himself two minutes later, just a week after scoring his first goal for seven years in the turnaround at Barnet last week. Matty Dolan’s whipped corner found the centre-back free in the box, but his bullet-header went just wide of the Orient goal.

 

The game slowed down in tempo after that frantic opening ten minutes, but with a final few minutes of the half left, Sargeant had to be alert to stop Liam Shephard’s low drive from 25 yards from going in, as the young stopper put the ball behind for a Town corner that came to nothing.

Orient nearly stole the lead on the stroke of half time, as the away side worked it well down the right hand side and a cross was put into the box towards their top scorer Jay Simpson, but the 25-goal man’s attempted volley on the turn was foiled as he completely missed the ball and Yeovil cleared.

The second half started with Huish Park baked in the beautiful May sunshine, and Yeovil began the half brightly too.  Liam Walsh’s powerful shot was parried away by Sargeant, and Town were looking threatening after the interval.

Cornick nearly opened the scoring after a powerful run into the box, but his goal-bound shot was cleared away by Orient right-back Sean Clohessy, as Town looked to sign off their season in style.

Way made his first change of the afternoon as Marc Laird was replaced by Brandon Goodship, before being forced to make a second shortly after as Cornick limped off as Jack Compton came on in his place.

With just over ten minutes left, Town had their best chance to go in front. Walsh’s whipped corner found Smith in space, but the centre back’s left-footed shot from just inside the six yard box bounced into the ground and went over the bar into the Thatcher’s Gold stand.

Way’s final change of the afternoon saw Zoko taken off to be replaced by Omar Sowunmi, as the giant striker made his first game after a lengthy spell on the sidelines and was welcomed with a rapturous applause.

But with five minutes left, Orient took the lead. A clearance by Alex Lacey was intercepted by Palmer, and his powerful right footed shot from the edge of the box crashed past Krysiak onto the post and rolled into give the visitors the opener.

Compton very nearly equalised with seconds left but his header from Ryan Dickson’s pinpoint cross went straight into the arms of Sargeant. Town put the visitors under late pressure, as Krysiak came up for a free-kick and a corner, but Orient held out for all three points.

Yeovil: Krysiak, Roberts, Lacey, Smith, Dickson- Shephard, Walsh, Dolan, Laird (Goodship 62’)- Cornick (Compton 66′), Zoko (Sowunmi 83′).

Subs not used : Weale- Bird, Jeffers, Lita.

 

Orient: Sargeant- Hunt, Pollock (Koroma 56′), Brisley (Turgott, 21), Ramage- Clohessy, James, Moore, Semedo- Palmer, Simpson (McCallum 73′).

Subs not used: Cisak, Kashket, Moncur, Judd.

Attendance: 4,613 (317 away)

Match Report : 07/05/2016

Yeovil Town signed off their League Two campaign with defeat as Leyton Orient’s late goal gave them all three points in the final game of the season.

Town dominated the game but couldn’t carve out many clear-cut chances, and Ollie Palmer’s fierce strike on the edge of the box with just three minutes left gave Artur Krysiak no chance as Orient went back to London with the win.

Darren Way made just one change for the final game of the League Two season, as Leroy Lita was replaced in the starting eleven by Harry Cornick, after the Bournemouth loanee came off the bench to score the late winner in last week’s 4-3 victory away at Barnet.

 

Yeovil started the game brightly and it was the Glovers who had the first chance of the afternoon after just five minutes. Francois Zoko made space on the edge of the penalty area, and his powerful right-footed shot flew just over debutant Sam Sargeant’s crossbar for a goal-kick.

 

Nathan Smith nearly opened the scoring himself two minutes later, just a week after scoring his first goal for seven years in the turnaround at Barnet last week. Matty Dolan’s whipped corner found the centre-back free in the box, but his bullet-header went just wide of the Orient goal.

 

The game slowed down in tempo after that frantic opening ten minutes, but with a final few minutes of the half left, Sargeant had to be alert to stop Liam Shephard’s low drive from 25 yards from going in, as the young stopper put the ball behind for a Town corner that came to nothing.

Orient nearly stole the lead on the stroke of half time, as the away side worked it well down the right hand side and a cross was put into the box towards their top scorer Jay Simpson, but the 25-goal man’s attempted volley on the turn was foiled as he completely missed the ball and Yeovil cleared.

The second half started with Huish Park baked in the beautiful May sunshine, and Yeovil began the half brightly too.  Liam Walsh’s powerful shot was parried away by Sargeant, and Town were looking threatening after the interval.

Cornick nearly opened the scoring after a powerful run into the box, but his goal-bound shot was cleared away by Orient right-back Sean Clohessy, as Town looked to sign off their season in style.

Way made his first change of the afternoon as Marc Laird was replaced by Brandon Goodship, before being forced to make a second shortly after as Cornick limped off as Jack Compton came on in his place.

With just over ten minutes left, Town had their best chance to go in front. Walsh’s whipped corner found Smith in space, but the centre back’s left-footed shot from just inside the six yard box bounced into the ground and went over the bar into the Thatcher’s Gold stand.

Way’s final change of the afternoon saw Zoko taken off to be replaced by Omar Sowunmi, as the giant striker made his first game after a lengthy spell on the sidelines and was welcomed with a rapturous applause.

But with five minutes left, Orient took the lead. A clearance by Alex Lacey was intercepted by Palmer, and his powerful right footed shot from the edge of the box crashed past Krysiak onto the post and rolled into give the visitors the opener.

Compton very nearly equalised with seconds left but his header from Ryan Dickson’s pinpoint cross went straight into the arms of Sargeant. Town put the visitors under late pressure, as Krysiak came up for a free-kick and a corner, but Orient held out for all three points.

Yeovil: Krysiak, Roberts, Lacey, Smith, Dickson- Shephard, Walsh, Dolan, Laird (Goodship 62’)- Cornick (Compton 66′), Zoko (Sowunmi 83′).

Subs not used : Weale- Bird, Jeffers, Lita.

 

Orient: Sargeant- Hunt, Pollock (Koroma 56′), Brisley (Turgott, 21), Ramage- Clohessy, James, Moore, Semedo- Palmer, Simpson (McCallum 73′).

Subs not used: Cisak, Kashket, Moncur, Judd.

Attendance: 4,613 (317 away)

END OF SEASON MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

With the end of a very turbulent season Yeovil Town Chairman John Fry writes to all Yeovil Town fans.

Yes it has been a very uncertain period that we have been going through, now that we are safe in the Football League, I do certainly feel as though a huge black cloud has disappeared from above the Huish Park Stadium. Well done to Darren, Terry and the players.

But now as we go into our last match of the season against Leyton Orient, we can look forward with new hope and expectation through the rebuilding of our club. Make no mistake about it, our relegation from the Championship League without adequate parachute payments, and fighting two relegation battles, caused massive financial damage to our club. I therefore give credit to my Directors, particularly Norman Hayward, for seeing what seemed an impossible task through to a conclusion. We are not out of the danger zone yet, but, we are in safe hands with Darren Way, and we are in a much better position than last season, that’s for sure. 

Since Darren took over from Paul Sturrock, he has created a totally different environment around the club that all the players, management team and behind the scenes staff have bought into, not only making our survival possible, but, to build a squad for the future. To turn results around in such a short space of time, was the work of someone special. 

Martin Allen’s words of praise in last Saturday’s match programme at Barnet, describes our miracle man, Darren Way, perfectly. I have reproduced Martin’s programme notes word for word as follows:

What a remarkable job this inspirational character has done for Yeovil Town. Bottom of the League and written off and this man comes in and inspires the same players and takes them towards mid-table safety and security and keeps the Club in the Football League. 

This is the man that a few seasons ago really used to pee me off, a little No 4, tackling and snapping away, fearless, and I used to watch him from the technical area in the green and white and because of the way he played, I wanted to get out there and get him!

He has taken all these skills into management after successfully overcoming a serious traffic accident and to find himself where he is today is quite a remarkable story. Darren Way is a top man.

Next season we will have more challenges to face including losing two of our long serving staff.

Club Secretary, Jean Cotton, is semi retiring, as too is our Head of Media, Adrian Hopper. Jean has been an exceptional employee with over 23-years of unbroken service as our Football Club secretary. I wish them both a happy semi retirement and thank them for their many years of loyalty and service.  

But with change comes new opportunities with Kirstie Baker taking over from Jean, as the Club’s Joint Football Secretary/Office Manager, and with Rob Baker and James Healey stepping up in their respective roles, to spearhead our ticket and media departments.

Over the Summer period we will be working hard to put in place a five year plan to move the club forward. This will require a massive effort to turn our club again into a football force in the South West. We recognise to create the additional revenues to support our Football League ambitions and to provide our fans with a better match day experience, we will need to develop the Huish Park stadium & site, however, we will need your support and that of the local council to achieve this.

Without this development, the Club is doomed to stay in the lower leagues of the football pyramid forever. I certainly do not want this, and will fight all the way to succeed in developing the Huish Park resources, for Yeovil Town Football Club.

It has been a difficult couple of seasons – our energies now can be used to move the club forward. Sincere thanks to all of you for your support. It’s going to be a great Summer of anticipation and planning, and I look forward to seeing you back at Huish Park in July for a full programme of friendly matches.

John Fry

STILL TIME TO GET YOUR SEASON TICKET AT EARLY BIRD PRICES!

The Early Bird season ticket deadline will pass following tomorrow’s game against Leyton Orient.

The ticket office will be open from 9am tomorrow taking season ticket applications and will remain open for an hour after the final whistle.

There will be two windows designated for match tickets only and two windows that will be designated for both match and season ticket sales.

If the ticket office is busy, fans are asked to drop their applications off at the main reception and the ticket office staff will process the orders whilst the game is taking place.

Fans are urged to leave plenty of time if they are renewing or purchasing season tickets before kick off.

To buy your tickets online please click here.

GEOFF HARROP GOIN NOWHERE ACCORDING TO ACADEMY CHAIRMAN

Following rumours of Academy Manager Geoff Harrop joining Torquay United Academy Chairman Andy Rossiter has released the following statement.

Rossiter said: "We have had no official approach for the services of Geoff from Torquay United.

"Geoff is doing a fantastic job managing our academy set-up and has a further year to run on his contract.

"Despite the reports in the media Geoff was appointed independently and was not appointed through former manager Paul Sturrock."

20% OFF IN CLUB STORE ON SATURDAY

To celebrate a great end to the season the club shop will be offering fans 20% off all merchandise ahead of the fixture with Leyton Orient.

Get yourself down to the club store ahead of tomorrow’s match with Leyton Orient to buy your Yeovil Town goodies!

The 20% offer is only available on full priced items and not in conjunction with any other offer.

TOWN TO BE REPRESENTED AT EMIRATES FA CUP GAMING TOURNAMENT

Yeovil Town fan and gamer Alex Manners represent the Glovers in this weekend’s inaugural Emirates FA Cup gaming tournament at Wembley Stadium.

Alex will take on other gamers from around the country, who will be representing football clubs from across the country.

The tournament will kick off with one gamer representing each of the 64 teams from the third round of this year’s Emirates FA Cup.

The tournament will take place across different locations within the stadium including the changing rooms, players’ tunnel and the team dugouts, with the final game being played from the legendary turf’s centre circle on the 82 foot screens.

We all wish Alex the best of luck!

PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V LEYTON ORIENT

Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League Two action for the final time this coming Saturday when the Glovers host Leyton Orient on the final day of the season.

The Glovers are safe from the drop and a win for the home side could see them finish at as high has 16th, depending on results of the Notts County and Hartlepool fixtures.

Darren Way’s side have enjoyed a second half to the season which has seen them rocket from the foot of the entire Football League to safety and into the mid table mix up.

Opponents Leyton Orient lie in 9th place but despite being so close to the play-off spots, there are six points between them and 7th place Wimbledon meaning their season won’t be extended beyond this Saturday.

Yeovil have been safe for a few weeks now but that hasn’t seen the players take their foot off the pedal in the leagues.

Last Saturday the Glovers won an epic seven-goal thriller against Barnet with a last gasp Harry Cornick goal.

The 4-3 win (from a 3-1 losing position), was backed up with commendable draws against Wycombe and Champions, Northampton Town.

Last Saturday saw Yeovil only name six substitutes from a possible seven, but that should be back to a full contingent for this weekend.

Defenders Jakub Sokolik and Darren Ward are both ruled out but Omar Sowunmi completed 60 minutes in a behind closed doors game and with the game being at home, the ease at which calling up one of the youth teamers should mean the Glovers have a bench full of exciting options.

As with the other recent squads, one of the six loanees will have to sit the game out, Brandon Goodship missed out last week and will be hoping for a recall.

As for the visitors, they will be missing one of their key stars in Dean Cox who has been out for some time with a knee injury.

They do of course have Kevin Nolan on their books too, but the former Premier League star hasn’t been seen on the pitch since the start of April.

The ex West Ham midfielder was originally named as Player-Manager before being relieved of that second job title three games ago.

The O’s gave two young players their debuts recently; Aron Pollock and Sandro Semedo both could be involved again this weekend.

The final game of the season brings with it certain rituals at Huish Park. Be sure to stay in the ground at the end of the game as the players will be doing a lap of appreciation to say ‘thanks’ to all the supporters and the end of season awards will be handed out after the game too.

There will be numerous Player of The Season gongs from different supporters groups, as well as top scorer trophy which is currently a tie between Francois Zoko and Ryan Bird who have eight each.

So come on down to Huish Park one final time this season and send the players off into summer on a high with hopes for a positive 2016/17 campaign.

Last time we met

Earlier this season, the two sides met at the start of Darren Way’s stint in charge of the Glovers.

The early good form continued at the Matchroom Stadium with a 1-1 draw. Francois Zoko scored for Yeovil with Jobi McAnuff rescuing a point late in the second half.

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 in all the usual ways in the build up to the game on Saturday.

Click HERE and visit the online ticket shop, give the guys a call on 0193584788 or of course, pop down in person any time between now and kick off.

When you do, be sure to ask for information regarding season tickets for the 2016/17 season, renewals have already started coming in and you can buy yours right now.

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.

SEASON TICKETS REMAIN ON SALE AT EARLY BIRD PRICES

Yeovil Town’s season tickets are still available to buy at the Early Bird rate.

Supporters have until Saturday, May 7th to get their season ticket at the special early bird rate.

At the time of writing the ticket office have sold over 1,000 season tickets and are expecting a busy week with fans buying ahead of next season.

To buy your season ticket click here or call the Huish Park ticket office on 01935 847888.

DARREN WAY DELIVERS FIRST SEASON TICKETS

Two Yeovil Town fans got a big surprise on Tuesday afternoon when they had visit from manager Darren Way.


Darren travelled to Chard to surprise young fans Owen Llewelyn and Conor Fielder, who were the first two to renew their season tickets when they went on sale.

Darren spent time chatting with both youngsters about this season and their hopes for next season before handing over some Yeovil Town goodies.

The club will be doing more deliveries, so keep an eye out for a couple of players knocking at your door!

You still have time to secure your seat at the Early Bird prices. The offer ends this Saturday (May 7th).

To buy your season ticket click here. Or call the ticket office on 01935 847888.

LAST WEEK TO GET YOUR SEASON TICKET AT EARLY BIRD PRICES

This week is the final week for Yeovil Town fans to buy their season ticket for 2016/17 season at the cheapest price.

The early bird season ticket price, available until Saturday, May 7th, saves up to £165! This offer works out at as little as £12.83 per match.

A season ticket remains superb value and includes 23 home league games, priority booking for cup and play-off fixtures and further priority for away allocations.

The cost of a ticket can be spread over ten months with the first payment taken a month after application followed by nine equal instalments. To find out more about the package click here.

As the tickets went on sale at Huish Park manager Darren Way said: “Our fans have been fantastic, our players are showing fantastic commitment, and my aim is to give them all fantastic value for money.

“In my few short months as manager of this great club we have achieved a phenomenal amount together, and I assure you it is not going to stop there. My message to our loyal fans is to stay strong and let’s keep marching on together in unity.”

The easiest way to renew or upgrade your season ticket is to click here or call the ticket office on 01935 847888. Alternatively, you can visit the ticket office or download the application form by clicking here.