Month: November 2016

GAFFER VISITS LIFELONG GLOVERS FAN ON SPECIAL BIRTHDAY

Elsie Wood, who has supported Town for as long as she can remember, was visited by manager Darren Way in the Elms nursing home on the outskirts of Yeovil where she lives. 
Armed with a birthday card from the Football Club and a calendar for 2017, the gaffer spent time with Elsie discussing her memories supporting Town, which went as far back as the old Huish stadium and the Glovers memorable FA Cup exploits over the decades.
Darren also spent time talking to other residents, many of which were keen Glovers supporters. 
After meeting Elsie, Way was humbled to have shared part of her special day. 
“Speaking to Elsie, she told me that some of her best memories have come from supporting Yeovil Town up and down the country. 
“It was amazing to meet her and give something back after all her years of supporting the club – a moment that achieving by unity is all about.” 

THE HUB VISIT HUISH PARK

The Hub supports young people with learning difficulties, disabilities, social communication and mental health issues, with Michael writing to the gaffer to see if the Club would support the charity’s auction next February. 
After naming the Town manager as in ‘inspiration’, Darren Way invited Michael and a number of other Hub trainees to Huish Park for a stadium tour. 
The trainees tried out the Huish Park dugouts and walked out of the tunnel before meeting Way and receiving a behind-the-scenes tour. 
The Club also donated a family ticket for the charity’s auction, and will also supply a signed shirt for the event in February. 
After meeting Darren Way, Michael said: “It was great to meet my local hero and team, it was a really good opportunity and I really enjoyed myself.”
With future visits to Huish Park in the offing, the Hub were equally pleased with the visit: “As a Yeovil charity we aim to work with as many local businesses and organisations to give our trainees meaningful work experience in their local area. 
“This visit has been a massive boost to our trainee led fundraising and we hope to return to YTFC in the near future.
“The Hub Yeovil would like to thank YTFC for going the extra mile and giving our trainees a unique and unforgettable experience.”
Darren and the first team look forward to seeing Michael and his fellow trainees at Huish Park in the future. 

OTIS HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE – WAY

The 21-year-old curled a low free kick into the bottom corner to put the Glovers ahead but Accrington stole a point thanks to Romuald Boco’s injury-time goal.

Khan now has four goals in all competitions for Yeovil and Way believes he will only get better.

“It was a great finish from Otis,” he told YTFC’s official YouTube channel.

“The whole group is working hard together and Otis is getting stronger.

“We’ve had many a conversation about him always being the one who seems to come off. 

“We have a front three that we replace with players who have waited for their opportunity and I think (Francois) Zoko and Tahvon (Campbell) would’ve been disappointed that they didn’t start. 

“By the end of season, he’ll have a lot of games under his belt. He’s got a bright future.”

Town are next in action against Crawley Town at Huish Park this Saturday (3pm).

Fans can purchase tickets in person at the ticket office at the ground, online or by phone on 01935 847888.


WE HAVE TO KEEP GOING – KHAN

The Glovers dominated proceedings in Lancashire but fell ill to a last-gasp equaliser from Romuald Boco.

Former Barnsley man Khan’s third league goal of the season had given Town the lead at the Crown Ground and believes it was a good point earned.

“The last-minute equaliser was a sucker punch,” he told YTFC’s official YouTube channel.

“The lads worked hard throughout the game so we were gutted but not many teams in the league go to Accrington and control the game.

“It was a good performance and, although we should have won the game, it was a good result.

“We’ll take it as it is away from home and we’re now seven games unbeaten. We have to keep going.”

Leading up to the match, Khan pressed his desire to add more goals to his game and delivered with a beautifully placed free kick.

The wide man went directly to the Town supporters behind the goal to show his appreciation for their support.

“I celebrated with the fans straight away,” he said.

“I know it’s a long way to come as I live round the corner and it’s not particular a nice journey so I’m glad I could celebrate that moment them.”

On his free kick, Khan added: “It was my side so I wasn’t going to let anyone take it off me! 

“I decided to go the other way this time because I thought it was a bit close so I went to the keeper’s side and I’m happy it went in.”

Town can climb into the Sky Bet League Two play-offs with victory over Crawley Town this Saturday (3pm).

Be YTFC’s 12th man and #PackThePark this weekend. Tickets are available in person at the ticket office, online or by phone on 01935 847888.


SKY BET LEAGUE TWO ROUND-UP

Carlisle United went top of Sky Bet League Two after Charlie Wyke’s second-half hat-trick helped them to a convincing win over Mansfield Town.

The striker has six goals in his last three games which has helped the Cumbrians move above a stuttering Plymouth Argyle for the first time this season.

Argyle suffered their third straight defeat at the hands of Morecambe at the Globe Arena.

Derek Adams’ side hadn’t lost in seven matches on the road, while the hosts hadn’t recorded three points at home in the same stretch. 

Doncaster Rovers gained ground on Plymouth coming from behind to beat Leyton Orient 3-1.

Callum Kennedy’s brilliant 35-yard free kick put Orient ahead, but a first-half injury-time equaliser from Jordan Houghton and two penalties from Liam Mandeville turned the match in Rovers’ favour.

Portsmouth fell five points behind Doncaster as Stevenage secured their fourth successive away win at Fratton Park.

The visitors grabbed two second-half goals in four minutes before Michael Smith set up a thrilling finale.

Blackpool moved into the play-offs with victory over bottom side Newport County.

Sean Rigg missed a penalty for the Welsh club at 1-1 before three goals after the break settled matters for the Seasiders.

Colchester United continued their resurgence by putting four goals past Crewe Alexandra.

Sat one from bottom after their loss to Town, the U’s have won back-to-back matches moving up to 15th in the process.

Scott Kashket scored in each half as Wycombe Wanderers eased to victory over Hartlepool United.

The midfielder took his tally to six goals, extending Wycombe’s winning streak to four.

There were goals galore at the Hive as Barnet edged Notts County in a five-goal thriller. 

Luke Gambin was on target twice for the Bees who are now unbeaten in seven league matches.

It was a similar affair at Broadfield Stadium where hosts Crawley Town beat Grimsby Town 3-2.

Mariners top scorer Omar Bogle cancelled out James Collins’ opener, but Jordan Roberts’ double secured the Red Devils win before Bogle added a late consolation.

Elsewhere, Cambridge United overcame struggling Cheltenham Town while Exeter City and Luton Town ended goalless.

EVERYTHING WE DO IS FOR THE FANS – WAY

One hundred and ten Yeovil fans made the 522-mile round trip to the Crown Ground to witness the Glovers extend their unbeaten run to seven.

Way told YTFC’s official YouTube channel: “Fair play to all the supporters that travelled because it’s an unbelievable commitment from them. 

“We’re trying to do everything we can to give everything back to them.

“I think they would’ve gone home knowing the players gave everything they possible could to try and get three points.

“Unfortunately (we didn’t), but that’s football and we need to make sure we keep marching on.”

Otis Khan promised more goals in his pre-match interview and he delivered with a beautifully placed free kick in the 51st minute.  

The 21-year-old’s fourth goal of the season in all competitions looked have given Town victory but a last-gasp effort from Romuald Boco restored parity.

“The players are disappointed because their performance merited a win,” Way said.

“They are disappointed in the manner the goal was conceded but I’ve said to them they’ve done so well this season.

“I have to make sure I pick them up; I don’t want them to be too down. 

“They are still very ambitious. That’s seven games unbeaten now. They’ve just got to keep looking at the positives.”

Town are next in action against Crawley Town at Huish Park on Saturday, December 3rd (3pm).

Fans can purchase tickets in person at the ticket office at the ground, online or by phone on 01935 847888.


REPORT: ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1-1 YEOVIL TOWN

After a goalless opening 45 minutes, Town took the lead shortly after the restart courtesy of an inch perfect Otis Khan free-kick. 
The hosts piled numbers forward and as the game ticked into second half stoppage time, substitute Rommy Boco produced a calm finish to earn Stanley a share of the spoils. 
Darren Way made three changes to the side that beat Colchester United 2-1 last time out in League Two. 
Captain Darren Ward (knee) and midfielder Matty Dolan (hamstring) both missed out with Nathan Smith and Ben Whitfield replacing them, whilst Alex Lawless’ timely recovery from a groin injury saw him replace the suspended Matt Butcher at the base of Town’s midfield.
Last weekend’s goal scorers Francois Zoko and Tahvon Campbell caused a selection headache but started the afternoon on the bench, where Kyle Copp and Josh Ezewele also returned to the matchday squad. 
With parts of the pitch still dressed in frost from a cold night in Lancashire, it was a tepid start to proceedings with both sides adjusting to the slippery conditions at the Wham Stadium. 
However, it was the Glovers who found their feet in an attacking sense first, engineering three opportunities in the opening quarter of an hour. 
Firsty, Swansea loanee Ryan Hedges skipped past two challenges after cutting in from the right wing before seeing his shot from 20 yards fly into the hands of home ‘keeper Elliot Parish.
That chance was swiftly followed up by two opportunities in quick succession. 
Kevin Dawson’s driving run dragged Town from their own half to the edge of the Accrington box where he found the run of Khan, with the attacker’s strike beating Parish only to be cleared at the back post. 
With Stanley only half clearing their lines the ball fell to Ben Whitfield 20 yards from goal, but his fiercely struck shot skipped into the arms of the home stopper.
Yeovil’s pressing saw John Coleman’s side struggle to retain possession in the first period, and their first meaningful attempt on goal came courtesy of a set-piece after half an hour.
Shay McCartan’s curling free-kick from 30 yards had to be pushed behind for a corner by Artur Krysiak, before the resulting corner pinged around the six-yard box before eventually being cleared. 
Unable to break down Yeovil’s defence John O’Sullivan tried his luck from 25 yards, with the winger’s vicious effort flying just over the bar.
Buoyed by two opportunities in quick succession the hosts finished the half on the front foot, with defender Mark Hughes going close on two occasions from dead ball situations. 
However, it was Way’s side who had the last chance of the half as Tom Eaves rolled his marker in the box before seeing his low effort from the angle saved by the feet of Parish. 
Having stolen back momentum at the end of the first half the Glovers continued on the front foot after the break and took the lead on 51 minutes.
Khan was fouled on the left of the Stanley box and from the resulting set-piece the Town attacker bent an effort around the wall and into the bottom corner to send the 110 travelling fans into delirium. 
Looking to double their lead and stun the hosts further the Glovers created a chance to make it 2-0 just four minutes later, as Whitfield’s curling effort from inside the box drifted just wide of the post.
Looking to avoid a fifth straight defeat in League Two, the hosts introduced striker Rommy Boco from the bench just past the hour mark and immediately put the visiting defence under pressure.
In fact, Boco had the ball in the net minutes after coming on but was rightly waved offside with Lacey and Smith stepping forward quickly to maroon the striker. 
Stanley continued to entrench themselves in the Town half and went close again when Paddy Lacey’s deep cross could only be looped over the bar by Jordan Clark on the stretch at the back post.
Sensing that 2-0 would kill the game Hedges drove at the Stanley back four and found Eaves who had pulled left, but the striker’s venomous effort was tipped over the bar by Parish. 
With Town edging towards victory in Lancashire, Stanley threw everything at the Glovers and finally engineered an opportunity as the game entered the 91st minute.
Boco beat the offside trap and calmly slotted past Krysiak, to subdue the battling Town players.
After a frantic ending neither side could find a winner, as Accrington ended a run of five games without a win whilst Yeovil extended their unbeaten run in League Two to seven matches, remaining two points outside the play-offs with a chance to enter the top seven next weekend at home to Crawley Town.
Accrington Stanley: Parish; Vyner (Lacey 38’), Pearson, Hughes, McConville; O’Sullivan, Conneely, Brown, Clark; McCartan (Boco 61’), Kee (Taylor-Fletcher 71’).
Bookings:
Subs not used: Beckles, Gornell, Chapman, Davies.
Yeovil Town: Krysiak; Shephard, Lacey, Smith, Dickson; Dawson, Lawless, Whitfield (Mugabi 85’); Hedges, Eaves (Campbell 90’), Khan (Zoko 73’). 
Bookings:
Subs not used: Maddison, Ezewele, Copp, Sowunmi. 

PREVIEW: ACCRINGTON STANLEY V YEOVIL TOWN

Following the postponement of Town’s match with Crawley Town, Darren Way has had a full week to prepare his squad for tomorrow’s trip to Lancashire.

The Glovers dropped to 12th in League Two after Tuesday’s round of fixtures but remain two points off the play-offs with a game in hand.

Accrington braved the weather and travelled to Hartlepool United in midweek, where they suffered their fourth consecutive defeat.

Stanley have had various injuries and illnesses to contend with in recent weeks but welcomed back Billy Kee and John O’Sullivan to their line-up at Victoria Park.

Defender Matty Pearson missed the game due to suspension and his replacement Mark Hughes will be available after his midweek red card was rescinded.

Eighteenth-placed Accrington’s main threats will be joint-top scorers Kee and Romauld Boco who both have five league goals to their name.

Head-to-head

Yeovil and Accrington have met four times in history, twice in the 2014 Emirates FA Cup and twice in League Two last season.

Town progressed through to the FA Cup third round after defeating Stanley 2-0 in a second round replay.

The sides recorded a league win each last year, with Ryan Dickson grabbing the winner last time out.

Referee

Dean Whitestone (Northamptonshire) will take charge of his 21st match of the campaign at the Crown Ground tomorrow.

Mr. Whitestone has awarded 54 yellow cards so far this season but has sent no one off. He refereed Town’s 1-0 win over Newport County at Huish Park last month.

Mr. Whitestone will be assisted by Ricky Wootton (West Yorkshire) and Joe Simpson (Manchester) with Alf Greenwood (North Yorkshire) acting as fourth official. 

Coverage

Darren Way and Otis Khan’s pre-match interviews can be viewed on YTFC’s official YouTube account here.

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account which can be found here, with additional updates available via YTFC’s official Facebook page.

If you’re unable to attend the game a full match report will follow on ytfc.net at full-time with post-match reaction from manager Darren Way and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

Tickets

Supporters wishing to attend the match can purchase tickets online by clicking here, or by phone on 01935 847888. The match is also pay on the day.

GOALS WILL COME – KHAN

Town are sat just two points off the play-offs in Sky Bet League Two having gone six games unbeaten in the league, but are amongst the lowest scorers in the division. 
However, with six cleansheets in the league and nine in all competitions, the Glovers winger is adamant wins are more important. 
“It doesn’t matter where goals come from,” Khan told YTFC’s official YouTube channel.
“Winning games is the most important thing, if anyone scores and wins the game we’re all happy.”
The 21-year-old is Yeovil’s fifth top scorer this season with three goals in all competitions, but the former Manchester United youngster is keen to add more goals to his game.
“You can never be too satisfied with how many goals you’ve got.  It’s something I want to get into my game more but I think that will come. 
“It’s more important for the team than myself. Obviously, I’ve set myself goals to score goals but if someone else pops up and scores and we win the game I’m more than happy because that’s the main objective.”
Darren Way’s side travel to Accrington Stanley on Saturday looking to once again close the gap on the play-offs after Tuesday’s match against Crawley Town was postponed at Huish Park. 
Tickets are available to purchase on the day at the Crown Ground, but fans can still purchase them online or by calling the Huish Park Ticket Office on 01935 847888.

IT’S NOT AN EASY PLACE TO GO – WAY

The Glovers travel to the Crown Ground tomorrow (3pm kick-off) looking to extend their unbeaten Sky Bet League Two run to seven matches.

Accrington almost clinched promotion to League One last season but are yet to hit the same heights this campaign.

The Lancashire club have lost their last four games on the bounce, and Way feels John Coleman’s team have been unlucky.

“John is a good manager,” he told YTFC’s official YouTube channel.

“He’s had one or two decisions go against them, and they deserve more than what they’ve had.”

Way added: “It’s not an easy place to go and you have to make sure you have a lot of energy. 

“We need to prepare right so the players can show us a committed performance to get us three points.”

Accrington made a flurry of changes to their squad in the summer after suffering play-off heartbreak.

Coleman brought 18 players – 15 on a permanent basis – through the door, with 14 exiting the club.

“Recruitment wise they made a few changes,” Way said.

“If you look at the whole back four, it’s changed from last year which is a big thing in football.

“They’ve got the lad (Omar) Beckles, (Mark) Hughes got sent off (in midweek v Hartlepool – his card has been rescinded), they’ve got (Zak) Vyner from Bristol City.

“However, they still get the ball down and we have to make sure we know our performance, our pattern and live up to it.”

I’M LOVING PLAYING HERE – KHAN

The former Manchester United academy player arrived from Barnsley in the summer and has featured 23 times for the Glovers already. 
With Darren Way’s side just two points off the play-offs and six matches unbeaten in Sky Bet League Two, Khan told YTFC’s Official YouTube channel he’s enjoying life in Somerset.
“I’ve started near enough every game and I’m up there with the highest appearances this season, it’s great.
“I’m loving playing here and can’t wait until Saturday.”
Despite starting life at Old Trafford the winger struggled to gain first-team experience before arriving at Huish Park, but Khan has noticed improvements since enjoying regular football.
“It’s got me used to League Two football,” he said.
“At the start of season I’d not played competitive football before only Under-21’s, so I’ve been getting used to the tempo, seeing what teams are like and analysing them.
“I think I’m doing well considering it’s the first league competition I’ve played in!”
Town travel to Accrington Stanley this weekend after Tuesday’s home clash against Crawley Town was postponed due to adverse weather conditions. 
With games still being played elsewhere Yeovil fell to 12th in the table but are just two points off the top seven, with Khan admitting the table is tighter than everyone expected.
“We’ve got a game in hand now which has been rescheduled for next Saturday. 
If we win on Saturday and hopefully do well against Crawley, it’s going to put us in a really good position.
“I was quite surprised when I looked at table, there’s not much in it and it’s really tight this year.
“After Christmas we’ll hopefully start pulling away from some teams. With each team not too far away from each other it’s good to set goals.”
Tickets are available to purchase on the day at the Wham Stadium, but fans can still purchase them online or by calling the Huish Park Ticket Office on 01935 847888.

WAY PRAISES HIS SQUAD’S COMMITMENT

Town go into Saturday’s match at Accrington Stanley (3pm kick-off) off the back of a six-match unbeaten run in Sky Bet League Two.

The squad have had a full week to prepare for the trip to Lancashire after Tuesday’s postponed fixture against Crawley Town, and Way is delighted with how his players have trained.

“We’ve seen a group of players committed to their day job,” he told YTFC’s official YouTube channel.

“The energy they’re bringing to the football club on a day-to-day basis, certainly this week, makes me smile.

“Every individual coming into the work place is giving everything they’ve got and expectations are high.

“We haven’t lost in six games now, we’ve had nine clean sheets which is a big thing and you can see a real confidence within the group.”

 

He continued: “By being positive around the place, they can achieve anything. 

“I’m not saying staying positive all the time is going to guarantee us success, but by being negative it definitely isn’t.

“The players are in good form and certainly over the last six games we must be in the top three or four (of the form table).

“They have got an unbelievable work ethic and they are very committed to their job. Being a manage, that’s all you can ask for.”

TOWN BOOSTED BY LAWLESS FITNESS

The 31-year-old midfielder has been missing since the Glovers 0-0 draw with Grimsby Town on the 29th October, missing the last five matches.
“He’ll be ready to start (on Saturday) so really pleased,” Darren Way told YTFC’s official YouTube channel
“We actually just spoke now – myself and Mike the physio – as to how far we’ve come in a short period of time to see the amount of players we’ve got fit and available.”
The one likely absentee for Town will be Matty Dolan who limped out of Saturday’s 2-1 win at home to Colchester United, with Way waiting to find out the extent of his injury. 
“Matty Dolan is the only one; we’re waiting on the scan report but I’m disappointed for Matty to miss minutes he did when he came off.
“He’s been fantastic since he came back this summer and has worked really hard, so it’s important he makes sure he maintains that.”
Fans can purchase tickets for the game online or by phone on 01935 847888.

ENJOY BLACK FRIDAY DEALS IN THE CLUB SHOP

Open between 10am and 4pm on Friday, the shop will be offering discounts on all stock not currently priced at a discounted rate. 
Pick up this season’s home shirt, new winter coats, sweaters, t-shirts, hats, scarves and much more all with 20% off, just in time for Christmas. 
You can enjoy the Black Friday deals at Huish Park either by visiting the Club Shop in person or by calling on 01935 847877.
The Black Friday deals will not run in conjunction with any other form of offer/discount. 

LOAN WATCH: BASSETT SCORES AGAIN IN MAGPIES DEFEAT

The Glovers loanee completed the full 90 minutes but couldn’t stop the Magpies going down 4-1 at Cirencester Town despite another eye-catching goal. 
Buoyed from scoring a stunning last minute winner at the weekend, the 18-year-old enjoyed the first chance of the match against Cirencester, testing home ‘keeper Raajan Gill early on.
The Northern Ireland Under-19 international almost claimed an assist in the first half, skipping past numerous defenders on the right before picking out teammate Franklyn Clarke in the middle who couldn’t fire past Gill. 
Despite a positive start the Dorset outfit fell 4-0 behind before Bassett cut inside and found the net with a well-placed finish with 15 minutes left to play.
That was as good as it got for Mark Jermyn’s side although Bassett continued his goal scoring form. 
Fellow Town loanee Joe Lea missed out through injury once again but could be back in contention for the weekend’s trip to Kettering Town alongside Bassett. 

YEOVIL TOWN v CRAWLEY TOWN REARRANGED

The initial Sky Bet League Two match was scheduled for Tuesday, November 22nd but had to be postponed following torrential weather conditions in Somerset. 
With both clubs no longer competing in the Emirates FA Cup, the fixture will now be played on Saturday, December 3rd at 3pm. 
All tickets already purchased for the match will remain valid, with the club able to exchange any tickets for another Town league game. Any exchange must be made before December 3rd with no exchange possible on the day of the fixture. 
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

SKY BET LEAGUE TWO ROUND-UP

Colchester United recorded their first win in 11 matches with an impressive display against 10-man Cheltenham Town at Whaddon Road.

The U’s, who suffered defeat to Town on Saturday, cruised to a 3-0 victory thanks to goals from Craig Slater, Brennan Dickenson and Tom Eastman.

League leaders Plymouth Argyle suffered back-to-back home defeats for the first time this season as Barnet ran out 2-0 winners at Home Park.

French defender Bira Dembele opened the scoring with a header before the division’s top scorer John Akinde coolly slotted past Luke McCormick.

New Mansfield Town boss Steve Evans made it two wins in two as the Stags left it late to overcome Blackpool.

Substitute Danny Rose scrambled the ball home at the back post deep into injury time to move Mansfield up to ninth.

Another late goal in League Two saw Wycombe Wanderers secure three points over lowly Newport County. 

Side Jombati’s 88th-minute free kick ensured the Choirboys ended County’s seven-game unbeaten run.

Crewe Alexandra moved in the play-offs after they came from behind to beat Morecambe.

Shrimpers’ frontman Rhys Turner finished neatly for the game’s opener before goals from Alex Kiwomya and James Jones turned the match on its head.

Tom Bolarinwa scored 12 minutes from time against Carlisle United to extend new Grimsby Town manager Marcus Bignot’s unbeaten start.

The Mariners had to come from behind twice to earn a point to keep them in sixth place.

Portsmouth earned a comfortable 3-1 win over fellow promotion hopefuls Luton Town.

The Hatters took an early lead but goals from Michael Smith, Gareth Evans and Kai Naismith eased Pompey to three points.

Hartlepool United benefited from controversial refereeing as they beat Accrington Stanley.

Pools were given a shock penalty, with Mark Hughes subsequently sent off, which Nicky Deverdics followed up to score before Lewis Alessandra notched in injury time.

Elsewhere, there were 1-0 wins for Cambridge United and Exeter City over Notts County and Leyton Orient respectively. 

TICKETS FOR TOWN’S TRIP TO ACCRINGTON

The Glovers head to Lancashire following last night’s postponement against Crawley Town at Huish Park due to torrential weather conditions.
Darren Way’s side could extend their unbeaten league run to seven matches at the Crown Ground, where there are seated and standing tickets available. 
Ticket prices for the fixture are as follows:
Adults: £20
Senior/Students/Under-18: £15
Under-12: £10
Ambulant disabled supporters pay the relevant age band with a carer free of charge, with wheelchair users asked to contact Accrington Stanley’s ticket office on 01254 356950.
With a limited number of seated tickets available, we would urge all supporters able to stand to purchase standing tickets, to leave availability for those most in need of the seated tickets.
Tickets can be purchased via the Huish Park ticket office in person or by calling 01935 847888. Supporters can also buy tickets online by clicking here.

FOCUS SWITCHES TO SATURDAY – WAY

The Glovers Sky Bet League Two fixture against Crawley Town at Huish Park was postponed due to torrential rain in Somerset.
With Town looking to make it seven games unbeaten in the league, Way is already looking ahead to Saturday’s trip to Lancashire. 
Speaking to YTFC’s official YouTube account, the Town boss said: “We’ll make sure we prepare, and prepare right for the Accrington game.
“I’m going to watch a game tonight (Tuesday) which feels a bit strange but we’ll make sure we get the players right and are ready to go again on Saturday.”
With the weather forecast suggesting further heavy rainfall in the build-up to what would’ve been kick-off on Tuesday, the decision was made at lunchtime to postpone the match. 
Despite the Glovers determination to reach the play-offs and continue their unbeaten run, Way backed the decision. 
“I think it was the right decision,” he said. “We had the disappointment last year when all the Plymouth fans had travelled (and then it was called off) and we’re due for heavy rain to still come now.
 “Looking at the surface there was a decision that had to be made and I think it was the right one for both parties.”
Instead, Yeovil will now focus on Saturday’s trip to Accrington with Way beginning his preparation on Tuesday. 
“We’ve got to do our detailed work now with Accrington game. No game at this level is easy and it’s very difficult to win any game, so we’ll make sure we’ve prepared right going into the game on Saturday.”
Fans can still purchase tickets for Saturday’s trip to Lancashire via the Huish Park ticket office – either in person or by calling 01935 847888 – or online

TOWN’S CLASH WITH PORTSMOUTH AT HUISH PARK BROUGHT FORWARD

Initially due to take place on New Year’s Eve at 3pm, both managers requested that the fixture be changed to allow both club’s longer preparation time for their respective fixtures on January 2nd. 
This change has now been confirmed by the EFL with any tickets already purchased for the fixture against Pompey remaining valid. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

TOWN v CRAWLEY TOWN POSTPONED

Somerset has bore the brunt of Storm Angus over the last few days, resulting in standing water on the centre circle and at the far end of the pitch towards the Radio Cabs Away End. 
With further rain forecast from four o’clock this afternoon and the pitch already saturated and unable to take on more water, the decision has been made to postpone the fixture to avoid unnecessary inconvenience to supporters, staff and officials for the clubs. 
Both Town manager Darren Way and Crawley boss Dermot Drummy were present and happy with the decision. 
Information and details regarding the re-arranged fixture will be released in due course.

TOWN TO WELCOME MEMBERS OF HMS SOMERSET

Members including Commanding Officer Tim Berry, Lieutenant Commander Vince Owen along with six of the ships personnel will be present at the Sky Bet League Two fixture.
 
Recently the ship has been involved in several high-profile exercises including Fleet Readiness Escort duties and patrols with submarines protecting the UK waters, as well as protecting waters off the north coast of Scotland from the Russians, which have been recently reported in the media.
 
Currently, the ship is in Plymouth where civilian contractors are keeping up with the general maintenance of the vessel prior to its next tasking.
 
During the half-time interval, representatives of the club and ship will be exchanging gifts as part of the partnership.

NOTHING THIS GROUP CAN’T ACHIEVE – WAY

The Glovers are currently six games unbeaten in the league having seen off Colchester United 2-1 at Huish Park last time out. 
Goals from Tahvon Campbell and Francois Zoko ensured Yeovil picked up their fourth win in six matches, moving them up the second in the league’s form table.
Speaking to YTFC’s official YouTube account, Way was complimentary of his side’s recent achievements. 
“(Getting into the play-offs) would be a great achievement for the players because they’re the ones who have taken ownership and responsibility.
“They’ve shown a never-say-die attitude; they never give up and at the moment I don’t think there’s anything this group can’t achieve.
“Having said that, it can all change within one game. We have to make sure we stay humble, stay hard-working and remain positive.”
The Glovers entertain Crawley Town at Huish Park on tomorrow night (Tuesday), with Dermot Drummy’s side looking to end a run of six League Two games without a win. 
However, despite the Reds recent form, Way is wary of the challenge ahead.
“I watched their game against Mansfield and I thought they started the first ten minutes really well,” said Way. 
“They’ve been a bit unfortunate with some of the goals they’ve conceded. 
“Dermot will make sure his team are ready. Colchester gave every they’ve got, even with the position they’re in, because of what is at stake in League Two. Every three points is massive.”
With kick-off on Tuesday night at 7.45pm, fans can purchase tickets for the match online or via the Huish Park Ticket Office either in person or by phone on 01935 847888.

TOWN WAITING ON DOLAN’S FITNESS

The 23-year-old was substituted in the 42nd minute of the Glovers 2-1 win over Colchester United due to a hamstring injury.

“He’s being assessed by the doctor,” boss Darren Way told YTFC’s official Youtube channel.

“Hopefully she’ll give me some good news.

“He’s not struggling too much but we’ll have to wait and see.”

Dolan is Yeovil’s only injury concern going into tomorrow night’s game, which could see Town extend their unbeaten league run to eight.

“The players are looking strong and everyone wants to play,” Way said.

“There isn’t anyone who doesn’t want to come into the building and work very hard to make this football club successful.”

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PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V CRAWLEY TOWN

Town continued their impressive league form of late by seeing off Colchester United on Saturday.

Tahvon Campbell netted in the dying embers of the match to earn the Glovers three points and move them up to eighth in the table.

Darren Way’s side only outside the play-offs on goal difference but could climb into the top seven with a win over Crawley Town tomorrow night (7.45pm).

The West Sussex outfit began the campaign in fine fashion and found themselves up with the early promotion-chasing pack.

However, the Red Devils are now winless in six matches, including three losses on the bounce – a run that has seen them drop to 16th.

Striker James Collins has a track record of scoring goals in League Two, previously helping Shrewsbury Town to promotion with 17 goals and pitching in with eight during Northampton Town’s title-winning season last year.

Head-to-head

Yeovil have faced Crawley on just seven occasions in their history, and have been blessed with good form against Dermot Drummy’s side.

The Glovers have beaten the Reds five times, including the last four games in a row.

Last time out, Town secured a 2-1 victory over Crawley thanks to goals from Ryan Bird and Saturday’s match-winner Tahvon Campbell.

Referee

Lee Collins (Surrey), who will take charge of his 5th game of the season tomorrow, last refereed back in August.

Mr. Collins has awarded 12 yellow cards and one red card. He refereed Town’s goalless draw at Wycombe Wanderers last April.

Mr. Collins will be assisted by Adrian Tranter (Dorset) and Kevin Howick (Berkshire) with Kevin Johnson (Somerset) acting as fourth official. 

Coverage

Darren Way’s pre-match interview can be viewed on YTFC’s official YouTube account here.

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account which can be found here, with additional updates available via YTFC’s official Facebook page.

If you’re unable to attend the game a full match report will follow on ytfc.net at full-time with post-match reaction from manager Darren Way and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

Tickets

Supporters wishing to attend the match can purchase tickets online by clicking here, or via the Huish Park ticket office either in person or by calling 01935 847888.

LOAN WATCH: BASSETT WINS IT FOR MAGPIES

The 18-year-old played virtually the entire match on Saturday, impressing throughout before netting a spectacular injury-time winner for the Magpies to secure a first win in four matches. 
Bassett, who played on the right wing, almost scored in the first half only to be denied by a fine Ashlee Jones save. 
But Bassett wasn’t to be denied and netted a brilliant solo effort with virtually the last kick of the game to earn the Dorset outfit a 3-2 win in Evo-Stik League Southern Premier.
The attacker picked up the ball inside his own half before setting off on a mazy run which took him past two Chesham defenders, before finding the back of the net from the edge of the box. 
Fellow loanee Joe Lea missed out with an ankle injury which is likely to rule him out of Tuesday’s meeting with Cirencester Town, although Bassett will once again be available for selection. 

WE’RE PUTTING INTO PLACE THE TASK WE’VE SET – CAMPBELL

Town made it six games unbeaten in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday with a 2-1 win at home to Colchester United, with Campbell opening his account for the season with a 90th-minute winner.
Now sitting in 8th and outside the play-offs only on goal difference, the West Bromwich Albion loanee was delighted to net the winner.
“The boys put in an unbelievable shift, so to get the winner that late was an amazing feeling,” he told YTFC’s official YouTube channel
“I was ready to follow the shot in, took it, moved it to the side and put it in. The feeling I got after that to win the game for the boys and continue the play-off push was unbelievable.”
Having last lost a League Two game on the 1st October, the Glovers sit second in the form table for the last six games with only Carlisle United picking up more points than Darren Way’s side. 
Campbell, who was part of the Town squad that staved off relegation last season, revealed the players are enjoying the challenge of chasing the play-offs. 
“The task has been set and we did what we needed to on Saturday. We move on to Tuesday now, hopefully for another three points.
“It’s a great environment here – when I came last season the gaffer took over at the same time and he instilled the same values into players last season as this season. 
“The position was different to now, but now he’s started the season in charge we’ve set a task and are now putting it into place.”
Town’s next match sees Crawley Town visit Huish Park tomorrow night (7.45pm).
Fans can purchase tickets for the match online or by phone on 01935 847888.

TICKETS ON SALE FOR MK DONS CLASH

The Glovers qualified from Southern Group A top of the pile after victories against Portsmouth and Reading Under-23’s as well as a point from Bristol Rovers. 
A Second Round fixture at Huish Park was the reward for qualifying top of the table, with Sky Bet League One outfit MK Dons travelling to Somerset on Tuesday 6th December.
Ticket prices for the fixture are as follows:
Adults: £10
Senior/16-21/Disabled/Wheelchair: £5
Junior: £1
 
Season ticket holders will have until Friday 25th November to claim their seat. Season ticket seats unclaimed after this time will go on general sale.
Tickets can be purchased via the Huish Park ticket office from 9am on Monday either in person or by calling 01935 847888, or supporters can purchase tickets online by clicking here.

THEY’RE A SPECIAL GROUP – WAY

Kurtis Guthrie gave Colchester the lead against the run of play just after half-time, but two late goals from Francois Zoko and Tahvon Campbell turned the match on its head.

The win extended the Glovers’ unbeaten league run to six matches and Way feels his side were deserving of their victory. 

“We were very dominant,” he told YTFC’s official YouTube channel.

“It was a really pleasing performance from start to finish.

“We got into the final third about 28 times and had 12 or 13 crosses go into the box, four of which flashed across the six-yard box.

“You start thinking ‘is the ball really going to go in?’.

“They’re a special group. They kept going, never gave up and kept fighting.

“We kept going and remained positive. I enjoy seeing the supporters go home happy because it makes me happy and you never know where we can keep climbing.”

He added: “It’s been quite an emotional week for me as a manager. 

“In my ten months in charge, the defeat to Solihull was probably my lowest and probably the group’s too. 

“The conversation we had before we left the dressing room to get on the bus was can you show character and personality this week and what I’ve seen is unbelievable character, personality, fight and spirit to win the game.”

At this stage of last year’s League Two campaign, Yeovil were in the relegation zone with just 10 points.

A year on and Way’s side are on more than double that total and continue to strive towards a play-off place.

“We’ve made massive progression since i took over,” he said.

“This time last year we were on ten points so that’s a big difference and transition. 

“We’re doing things right at the football club. 

“The staff have been very loyal to me and have worked their socks off so I’m pleased in every department. We’ve just got to keep driving.”

Town’s next match sees Crawley Town visit Huish Park on Tuesday, November 22nd (7.45pm).

Fans can purchase tickets for the match online or by phone on 01935 847888.

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REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN 2-1 COLCHESTER UNITED

After failing to score in a dominant opening 45 minutes, the Glovers fell behind after the break courtesy of Kurtis Guthrie against the run of play. 
With a first league defeat in six matches looming Town completed a stunning comeback with 5 minutes remaining, with Francois Zoko and Tahvon Campbell netting to send the home faithful into raptures and move Darren Way’s side a step closer to the play-offs. 
Way made one change to the side that started the Emirates FA Cup tie at Solihull Moors in midweek, re-introducing Matt Butcher into the midfield trio at the expense of Ben Whitfield who dropped to the bench. 
In a late change, Nathan Smith took a spot amongst the substitutes having missed Tuesday’s match through suspension. The left-back had been waiting for FA clearance for medication taken to treat a skin condition, which was received shortly before kick-off. 
With Way looking for a reaction from his side after exiting the FA Cup in midweek, Town dominated proceedings from the start. 
After a scrappy opening 10 minutes the Glovers took hold of the game and made Artur Krysiak a spectator for much of the first half. 
With Otis Khan firing straight at Walker from range to notch the game’s first shot on goal, the chances continued to come for Town. 
As the game moved past the 15-minute mark, the Glovers created two good chances in the space of a minute. 
Firstly, Kevin Dawson showed his athleticism to roam down the right and pick out Tom Eaves in the middle with the striker’s slightly scuffed volley falling wide of the far post, before Khan could only fire straight at Walker from 12 yards after Eaves picked out the wide man with a pull-back. 
Town continue to bombard the U’s and spurned their best chance of the half with 27 minutes on the clock. 
Liam Shephard’s low cross from the by-line evaded everyone in the middle but for Eaves, who could only blaze over the bar from two yards out on the stretch at the far post. 
The same combination almost brought the opener minutes later. After patient build-up from the Glovers and some 15+ passes, Hedges’ neat flick allowed Shephard to whip in another cross which couldn’t quite be prodded home by Eaves at the back post who was a stud’s length away from connecting with the Welshman’s cross.
Completely dominant Town soon engineered another opportunity, with Eaves’ excellent reverse ball playing in Hedges who rounded U’s ‘keeper Walker only to be forced wide in the process, with Colchester recovering quickly to quell any chance of a shot on goal.
That was as good as it got for Yeovil before the break as Way’s side returned to the dressing room unsure as to how they hadn’t taken the lead at Huish Park. 
With many of the supporters still discussing how Town hadn’t taken the lead, Colchester scored the opening goal of the match from their first meaningful attack of the game.
Brennan Dickenson’s looping cross was spilt by Krysiak which allowed Denny Johnstone to smash an effort against the bar only for Kurtis Guthrie to nod home the rebound from close range to take the lead against the run of play.
Way reacted immediately introducing Francois Zoko for Khan, as the Glovers switched to two up front and a midfield diamond.
With numbers forward the U’s almost doubled their lead on the break when Drey Wright flashed an effort wide of the post from just inside the box, as John McGreal’s side grew in confidence.
Sensing a first win since September the visitors dropped deep into their own half in a bid to keep out a Yeovil side looking to avoid a first defeat in League Two in six matches. 
Set-pieces looked to be the Glovers best outlet with Alex Lacey heading straight at Walker from a Ben Whitfield delivery before captain Darren Ward headed over the bar from Hedges’ free-kick – slumping to his knees in disappointment. 
But Yeovil weren’t ready to surrender their unbeaten run and levelled the scores with 86 minutes on the clock through Zoko. 
From a Town corner Ryan Dickson headed the ball back into the box, where the Yeovil striker was on hand to volley home on the turn from the angle.
Buoyed by getting back on level terms the Glovers pressed for a winner and stunned Colchester when they found it in the 90th minute.
Whitfield ‘s shot from range fell to Campbell in the box, who composed himself and created a yard of space before finding the back of the net with a measured effort from inside the box. 
Colchester threw numbers forward in additional time but couldn’t find a way past a resolute Town defence, as Yeovil made it 6 matches unbeaten in League Two and moved up to eighth place in the table, outside of the play-offs only by goal difference. 
Yeovil Town: Krysiak; Shephard, Ward, Lacey, Dickson; Dawson (Campbell 68’), Butcher, Dolan (Whitfield 41’); Hedges, Eaves, Khan (Zoko 53’). 
Bookings: Dawson 18’, Butcher 60’, Lacey 64’, Hedges 90’
Subs not used: Maddison, Mugabi, Smith, Sowunmi. 
Colchester United: Walker; Vincent-Young, Wynter, Eastman, Brindley; Wright (Sembie-Ferris 77’), Slater, Lapslie, Dickenson; Guthrie; Johnstone.
Bookings: Vincent-Young 71’, Eastman 75, Lapslie 80’
Subs not used: Kent, Barnes, Fosu, Kamara, Dunne, Bonne.

TICKETS FOR FESTIVE FIXTURES NOW ON SALE

Town host Exeter City on Boxing Day before Portsmouth visit Somerset on New Year’s Eve, with tickets available to buy as perfect Christmas gifts or for a festive family trip. 
Rounding off a trio of fixtures, 2017 starts with a bang at Huish Park as Plymouth Argyle visit on the 7th January. 
Tickets for all three fixtures are now available to purchase via the Huish Park Ticket Office either in person or by calling 01935 847888
Alternatively, supporters can buy tickets online by clicking here

TOGETHERNESS THE BEST I’VE KNOWN – SHEPHARD

The 21-year-old is enjoying a third loan spell at the club from Swansea City, having experienced relegation to League Two in 2015 and Football League survival last campaign. 
However, now in 10th place in Sky Bet League Two and just one point off the play-offs, Shephard believes there’s a different feel around Huish Park. 
He told YTFC’s official YouTube account: “It feels good; the environment is good. We had the seven or eight match unbeaten streak and I’ve never had that in the years I’ve been here. 
“I feel the boys are all more together, stronger, and the morale is happier.
“The gaffer is doing really well and is very detailed with the information he passes across to us and I think we’re putting that into games.”
Town host Colchester United at Huish Park on Saturday looking to extend their five-game unbeaten run in League Two, buoyed by the fact Darren Way’s side have won four of their last five fixtures on home turf. 
With 30 games left to play, Shephard believes the Glovers could be higher in the table. 
“With the quality of the players we’ve got we should be higher (in the table) right now.
“With the amount of games we had it took its toll on us at the start and results didn’t go our way, but from here onward I think we’re going to get it. 
“At the moment it’s end-to-end. If we score it’s coming straight back and we have to defend. When we do score we want to score again and the boys are forcing the play – including myself. 
“I think once we start to feel the possession game it will come along nicely.”
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PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V COLCHESTER UNITED

The Glovers extended their unbeaten league run to five thanks to Ben Whitfield’s last-gasp equaliser against Stevenage last weekend, and currently sit 10th in Sky Bet League Two just one point off the play-offs.

Boss Darren Way has called for his squad to show a positive response following Town’s first round exit from the Emirates FA Cup at the hands of National League side Solihull Moors.

The 36-year-old has a full squad at his disposal for the visit of Colchester following the return of Alex Lawless from a groin injury.

Colchester make the 414-mile to Somerset on the back of a nine-match winless run which leaves them hovering just above the relegation zone in 22nd place.

However, the U’s have won their last three matches against Yeovil to nil running out 2-0 winners at the Weston Homes Community Stadium last time the two sides met in 2015.

Way has identified tomorrow’s opponents as a young, athletic, counter-attacking team but experienced striker Chris Porter will prove to be their main threat with six league goals to his name.

Head-to-head

Yeovil have suffered three successive defeats against Colchester, with the weekend’s visitors winning to nil each time.

However, Town have won four of their last five matches against the U’s at Huish Park – the last a 3-1 win during the club’s 2012/13 promotion season.

During that period, the Glovers scored 13 goals against Colchester conceding six.

Referee

Brett Huxtable (Devon) will take charge of his 18th game of the season on Saturday, fresh from issuing three yellow cards in Newport County’s Emirates FA Cup first round replay win over Alfreton Town.

Mr. Huxtable has awarded 53 yellow cards so far this season, issuing one red, and has never taken charge of a Town match.

On Saturday, Mr. Huxtable will be assisted by Brian Durie (Gloucestershire) and Matt Eva (Surrey) with Simon Knapp (Bristol) acting as fourth official. 

Coverage

Darren Way and Liam Shephard’s pre-match interviews can be viewed on YTFC’s official YouTube account here.

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account which can be found here, with additional updates available via YTFC’s official Facebook page.

If you’re unable to attend the game a full match report will follow on ytfc.net at full-time with post-match reaction from manager Darren Way and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

Tickets

 

Ticket information can be found by clicking here. Supporters wishing to attend the match can purchase tickets online by clicking here, or via the Huish Park ticket office either in person or by calling 01935 847888.

EVERY GAME IN LEAGUE TWO IS DIFFICULT – WAY

The U’s visit Huish Park tomorrow (3pm) off the back of a nine-match winless run in Sky Bet League Two.

John McGreal’s side are one point off the relegation zone and despite Yeovil’s five-game unbeaten streak, Way insists there are no easy matches in the division.

“They’ll certainly be up for the game,” he told YTFC.net.

“They’ve got young players, who are quite athletic, they like to hit people on the counter-attack.”

He continued: “I think every game is difficult in League Two; the league is very tight. 

“A couple of defeats you could be at the other end, a couple of wins you could be close to the play-offs.

“Every game you win at this level is something to be proud of. 

“We’ve got to make sure we do our best to come out with a result that could potentially push us into the play-offs.”

Fans can purchase tickets for tomorrow’s match online or by phone on 01935 847888.

LEA EXTENDS MAGPIES LOAN

The 18-year-old will now remain at the Avenue until the 17th December, having made six appearances for the Magpies since joining on loan midway through October. 
Lea, who graduated through Southampton’s academy system before arriving at Huish Park in the summer, will remain part of Mark Jermyn’s squad alongside fellow Town loanee Ollie Bassett. 
Both Lea and Bassett will be available for selection for Dorchester’s league clash with Chesham United at the avenue this weekend. 

PLAYERS ARE TARGETING THE PLAY-OFFS – WAY

The Glovers currently sit one point outside the top seven following a five-match unbeaten run and take on Colchester United side winless in nine on Saturday (3pm).

A win at Huish Park could see Yeovil jump as high as sixth and Way revealed his players intend to be in a similar position come the end of the season.

He told YTFC’s official YouTube account: “Ben Whitfield put me under massive pressure to say as a group of players they want the play-offs and I have to back them in that department.

“We’ve got that opportunity to get into the play-offs on Saturday so unlucky for Ben, he’s thrown down the gauntlet for the players! 

“We have to make sure we live up to that and we’ll be doing everything we can.”

Yeovil return to league action following their Emirates FA Cup first round replay defeat on penalties to Solihull Moors.

Way is keen to move on from the cup shock and insists his side have already achieved a lot in the past year.

“I want the supporters to stick behind this group because you never know what we could achieve,” he said.

“We’ve got 30 games to go, we’re a point off the play-offs, we’re still in the Checkatrade Trophy against MK Dons, and I feel the group have given everything.

“It’s a complete turnaround from last year and want to keep that momentum going. We have to keep believing about where we want to go.”

Fans can purchase tickets for this weekend’s match online or by phone on 01935 847888.


MINI-SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Covering the remaining 10 home games – kicking off with the Glovers Sky Bet League Two clash against Plymouth Argyle on the 7th January – fans will be able to enjoy over 15 hours of football at Huish Park. 
Sitting just a point outside the play-offs currently, the start of 2017 could be an exciting one for Town with a mini-season ticket ensuring you can be there to be a part of the action. 
With an adult mini-season ticket starting from £146 and a junior ticket from just £36, they make the perfect Christmas gift for any Town supporter.
Available to purchase online shortly, mini-season tickets are available to purchase NOW via the Huish Park Ticket Office either in person or by calling 01935 847888.
Supporters have until Friday 6th January to buy their mini-season tickets, although fans can buy in advance ready for Christmas. 
The mini-season tickets will be set at the following prices:
Supporters wishing to buy a mini-season ticket are asked to avoid purchasing via the ticket office on home matchdays.
With the Glovers pushing for promotion, we look forward to welcoming you to Huish Park.

LAWLESS RETURNS TO TRAINING

The midfielder has missed Town’s last four matches after picking up a groin injury earlier in the month.

Way told YTFC’s official YouTube account: “Alex is training today which is good news.

“We’ll see how he deals with the training session but we could go into Saturday with potentially a full squad.”

Town have no other injury concerns going into Saturday’s encounter with Colchester United at Hush Park.

“It’s always a bonus (to have an injury-free squad),” Way said.

“We wanted to structure an athletic group and I think that’s very important going into the Christmas period.

“We’ve got a massive fixture schedule coming up where players have to be able to compete at their best but have to do it consistently.”

Fans can purchase tickets for this weekend’s match online or by phone on 01935 847888.

YEOVIL TOWN MEETING WITH GLOVERS TRUST

Directors David Lee and Andy Rossiter will also be present at the meeting, where the Trust will deliver the findings of their survey to build into the Club’s action plan regarding the matchday experience at Huish Park. 
The Club are still collating several thousand comments made by supporters with suggested improvements to the matchday experience, with an action plan being produced to target the areas and improvements suggested by supporters. Findings from the Glovers trust survey will be built into the Club’s overall response.

WHOLE GAME SOLUTION STATEMENT

The decision comes after the FA informed them they were no longer prepared to consider rescheduling FA Cup fixtures into midweek slots and has been taken with significant regret and disappointment, bringing an end to the EFL-led debate on the possibility of the single biggest reform of the English League structure since the inception of the Premier League in 1992. 

In order for the Whole Game Solution to be viable, it required the English football authorities to look collectively at the fixture schedules and create additional weekends for League football. 

However, after seeking clarification on the FA’s position following the recent announcement of their new international broadcasting deal, the EFL were informed that there was no longer a sufficient advantage for the FA in making the changes. 

Shaun Harvey, EFL Chief Executive, said: “As a result of the FA’s decision, the Board has been left with no option but to end the Whole Game Solution discussions as, in its current form, it is no longer viable. If the weekend slots are not available, then there is simply no way we can meet the financial conditions (to be no worse off) as outlined at the very outset. 

“The stance the FA has adopted has brought the discussions to a premature end, before fully understanding what the financial outcome from the creation of a new distribution model could be. 

“If the FA are willing to change its position then we are, of course, open to re-engaging in what is a hugely important debate that was designed to help shape the future of football in this country.”

WAY WANTS TO SEE A REACTION

After a goalless 90 minutes, Francois Zoko rifled the Glovers ahead early in extra time but Akwasi Asante levelled from the spot to send the replay to penalties. 

Ryan Dickson and Tom Eaves suffered shootout heartbreak while Solihull scored four from four to progress to the second round for the first time in their nine-year history.

“I’m disappointed and I want the players to be disappointed and hurting too because it’s not nice getting knocked out of the FA Cup,” Way told YTFC’s official YouTube account.

“We’ve been quite strong recently and I’m not normally critical of the group but that wasn’t up to our standard. 

“I’ve been involved in many FA Cup games to know it was going to be a difficult task and wasn’t going to be easy.

“We knew we were going to be tested and they had no fear. I have to respect them for that and say well done to them.

“It’s my first ever defeat as a manager where it’s been a banana skin so I have to analyse and evaluate but I’m quite confident the group will respond and I’ll make sure of that.”

Yeovil return to Sky Bet League Two action against Colchester United on Saturday, November 19th at Huish Park (3pm).

The Essex club are winless in their last nine league encounters, while Town could move into the top seven with victory.

“I have to see a group of players that look hungry for Colchester because that’s what Solihull had,” Way said.

“I have to make sure I get them going again as we’ve got an opportunity to go into the play-offs.

“What I’m asking from the players is for a very good performance to put this disappointment to bed.”

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REPORT: SOLIHULL MOORS 1-1 (4-2) YEOVIL TOWN

After a goalless 90 minutes Francois Zoko put the Glovers ahead with a stunning strike after 93 minutes, but Moors were level six minutes later courtesy of a dubious penalty which Akwasi Asante converted. 
With neither side able to find a winner the game went to penalties, with Moors perfect from the spot to punish Yeovil and claim a famous win at Damson Park to end Town’s cup campaign. 
Darren Way made three changes to the side that drew 2-2 with Stevenage in Sky Bet League Two at the weekend, but just one from the eleven who lined up against the Moors at Huish Park. 
With Nathan Smith suspended Ryan Dickson came into the side at left-back, whilst Kevin Dawson returned from suspension in place of Matt Butcher. Alongside the Irishman in midfield, Ben Whitfield returned to the starting line-up at the cost of Bevis Mugabi, after his last minute heroics at the Lamex Stadium on Saturday.
Dubbed as the biggest game in their history before kick-off, Solihull began the clash with the vigour you’d expect in an Emirates FA Cup replay, with Jamey Osborne and Shepherd Murombedzi both with off-target shots early on. 
The Glovers engineered opportunities of their own in the opening quarter of an hour with Darren Ward firing over the bar from a quickly worked free-kick before Whitfield’s goal-bound volley was blocked well inside the box after great play from Dawson. 
Moors striker Andy Brown fired straight at Artur Krysiak from range as the hosts looked to cause an FA Cup upset, but Yeovil continued to create the better chances in the first half. 
From a well-worked short corner Tom Eaves had a header at the back-post cleared off the line before Otis Khan had a curling effort after cutting inside tipped over the bar by Moors ‘keeper Nathan Vaughan. 
In drizzly conditions at Damson Park neither side was able to dominate proceedings before the break, although Town looked the most likely to break the deadlock – notably through Matty Dolan’s set-pieces which were wreaking havoc in the Solihull box. 
The Glovers continued on the front foot after the break but couldn’t find a way past a resolute Moors defence.
As the game opened up, Omari Sterling-James couldn’t find the target from the angle after a quick counter-attack, before the Glovers engineered their best opportunity of the half.
Khan’s pull-back from the by-line found Whitfield six yards out, but his effort at the near-post was kept out by a combination of Vaughan and the post.
As the prospect extra-time drew closer Town introduced Francois Zoko and Matt Butcher for Khan and Whitfield, switching to a 4-4-2 formation. 
However, sensing an upset the hosts finished the regular 90 minutes the stronger, with Krysiak producing two stunning saves at the death to deny Omari Sterling-James and Liam Daly to force extra-time at Damson Park. 
With another 30 minutes of action to come in the West Midlands the visitors wasted no time in taking the lead just three minutes after the restart. 
Substitute Zoko picked up the ball just inside the Moors half, drove at the back four before cannoning an effort from 20 yards in off the crossbar to give the League Two outfit the league.
Buoyed by taking the lead the Glovers immediately could’ve doubled their advantage. Neat footwork from Zoko led to Hedges racing through on goal, but the Swansea loanee couldn’t find the empty net after rounding substitute ‘keeper Danny Lewis with the ball running out of play. 
Minutes later Town were made to pay for the missed opportunity as the Moors were awarded a dubious penalty. Sterling-James went down in the box with Shephard adjudged to have fouled the winger – Akwasi Asante made no mistake from the spot to level the scores.
With plenty of players pulling up with injuries and cramp, neither side were able to generate much by way of goal scoring opportunity, although Hedges saw a cross cannon off of the post with virtually the last kick of the game, as penalties were needed to separate the two sides.
In the lottery of the penalty shoot-out Dickson and Eaves both failed to score to give Solihull a 4-2 win on penalties and a spot in Round Two of the Emirates FA Cup where they’ll travel to Luton Town.
For Town, their unbeaten run of eight games was brought to an end along with their hopes of progressing in the world’s oldest domestic cup competition, with Colchester United next up at Huish Park on Saturday in Sky Bet League Two.
Solihull Moors: Vaughan (Lewis 67’); Fagbola, Daly, Gough; Murombedzi, Byrne, Osborne, Knights, Franklin; Brown (Asante 96’), Sterling-James.
Bookings: Osborne 78’, Asante 99’, Daly 113’.
Subs not used: Koue Niate, White, Hayden, Dielna.
Yeovil Town: Krysiak; Shephard, Ward, Lacey, Dickson; Dawson, Dolan, Whitfield (Butcher 77’); Hedges, Eaves, Khan (Zoko 77’).
Bookings: Butcher 89’, Zoko 97’.
Subs not used: Maddison, Ezewele, Mugabi, Campbell, Sowunmi.

GLOVERS FANS RAISE ALMOST TWO THOUSAND FOR POPPY APPEAL

The Town players wore special shirts with poppies embroidered onto the front for the Sky Bet League Two clash with Grimsby Town at Huish Park last month, before the matchday worn tops were put to auction. 
With all proceeds going to the RBL’s Poppy Appeal, supporters have been bidding in numbers for their favourite player’s shirt. 
In total, £1,998 was raised for the appeal. Yeovil Town Football Club and the RBL would like to thank everyone who took part in the auction. 

PREVIEW: SOLIHULL MOORS v YEOVIL TOWN

The West Midlands outfit came away from Huish Park with a 2-2 draw a week-and-a-half ago, capitalising on Kevin Dawson’s dismissal to peg back Town who had taken a 2-0 lead. 
Strikes from Ryan Hedges and Otis Khan put Town ahead, before a brace from Jack Byrne after Dawson received a second yellow earnt the National League side a replay at the Automated Technology Group Stadium. 
The Glovers come into Tuesday’s fixture eight games unbeaten with four wins and four draws to their name in all competitions. 
Since drawing with the Moors, Yeovil have played twice coming away from the Madejski with a 2-0 win against Reading U-23’s in the Checkatrade Trophy, before a dramatic 2-2 draw at Stevenage in Sky Bet League Two. 
Ben Whitfield, who played just under an hour against Solihull at Huish Park and 90 minutes against the young Royals, netted an injury-time equaliser to earn a share of the spoils at the Lamex Stadium after Hedges initially put Town ahead. 
For Solihull, their game at Huish Park proved to be Marcus Bignot’s last outing in charge of the Moors before departing to take over the tenure of Grimsby Town in League Two. 
Liam McDonald has arrived at the Automated Technology Group Stadium from Hednesford Town to fill the vacant manager’s role, with his first game in charge coming against the Glovers.
Prior to McDonald’s appointment the Moors lost 3-2 at home to Dover Athletic in the National League, seeing them drop one place to 16th in the table. 
Head-to-head
Having never met in a competitive fixture prior to the meeting at Huish Park earlier this month, the 2-2 draw becomes the only result shared between the two sides.
Referee
Carl Boyeson (East Yorkshire) will charge of the match in the West Midlands, in what will be his 14th game of the season.
Mr. Boyeson was the man in the middle for Saturday’s game between Shrewsbury and Oxford United which ended 2-0 to the hosts with just three yellow cards awarded. In fact, the East Yorkshire referee is yet to brandish a red card this season, with just 44 yellows issued. 
It will be Mr. Boyeson’s first match officiating a game involving the Glovers since December 2014, when he oversaw Town’s 1-0 defeat to Colchester United at Huish Park in a low-key game where no cards were brandished. 
On Tuesday night Mr. Boyeson will be assisted by Rob Smith (Hertfordshire) and Steven Copeland (Merseyside) with Ian Dudley (Nottinghamshire) acting as fourth official. 
Coverage
Minute-by-minute updates will be provided on our official Twitter account which can be found here, with additional updates available via our official Facebook page
If you’re unable to attend the game a full match report will follow on ytfc.net at full-time with post-match reaction from manager Darren Way and a member of the playing staff following soon after.
Tickets
Ticket information can be found by clicking here. Supporters wishing to attend the match can only purchase tickets on the gate at Solihull Moors, but those wanting to travel to the game with the Green and White Supporters Club should contact Paul Hadlow as soon as possible with details included within the ticketing article. 

LOAN WATCH: BASSETT AND LEA CAN’T STOP MAGPIES DEFEAT

Bassett, who scored in the first qualifying round a fortnight ago, started for Mark Jermyn’s side whilst Lea began the afternoon on the bench. 
The hosts dominated much of the first half with Bassett central to much of the Magpies good work; the Glovers academy graduate created a good crossing opportunity for Franklyn Clarke, before a cross of his own found Nathan Walker in the middle who was only denied by a point-blank save. 
Despite an encouraging start to the game Dorchester conceded two goals either side of half-time to seemingly put the game beyond them. 
Searching for a way back into the match Bassett was replaced by Lea with 78 minutes on the clock, but with the Dorset outfit pushing forward the visitors added a third in second half stoppage time to end Dorchester’s FA Trophy campaign. 

LAST CHANCE TO BID FOR COMMEMORATIVE POPPY SHIRTS

With all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, the shirts embroidered with the RBL poppy on the front are being auctioned off. 
Open until midday on Monday 14th November, the current prices are as follows:
Artur Krysiak: £150
Liam Shephard: £70
Nathan Smith: £125
Matty Dolan: £90
Bevis Mugabi: £85
Alex Lacey: £120
Kevin Dawson: £105
Alex Lawless: £80
Tom Eaves: £120
Otis Khan:£100
Ryan Dickson: £85
Jonny Maddison: £87
Francois Zoko: £75
Izale McLeod: £75
Tahvon Campbell: £75
Ryan Hedges: £100
Darren Ward: £100
Ben Whitfield: £100
If you wish to bid for a shirt, please follow the below instructions:
· To bid please state the number of the player’s shirt along with the name of the player.
· P&P will be extra should you require it.
· Bid by email only please to KHurley@britishlegion.org.uk

WAY IDENTIFIES TEAM’S ‘UNBELIEVABLE DESIRE’ TO SUCCEED

After taking the lead at Stevenage, substitute Ben Whitfield rescued a point for Town in second half stoppage time to level the scores at 2-2. 
The result in Hertfordshire moved the green and whites up a place to 10th in League Two, extending their unbeaten run in the league to five matches having not lost since the start of October. 
After a frantic afternoon at the Lamex Stadium, Way told YTFC.net there’s still plenty of work to be done.
“We’re really pleased but we also know that it’s not over yet. We can do better but we’re happy with what we’re doing and happy with the progression we’re making. 
“There’s an unbelievable desire for me as manager and as a team to do better, but we enjoyed the comeback on Saturday.” 
The Glovers now sit just a single point off the play-offs and fourth in the League Two form table for the last six games, leaving Way pleased with the battling characteristics demonstrated by his side at Stevenage. 
“We’re disappointed with the manner in which we let the goals in, but we’ve got to be careful with the way we dissect the game because we’ve got a result that’s pushed us up a place. 
“We had large spells in control and a lot of good chances. What we saw though was a group of individuals and a team that will never, ever, ever give up.”
The Glovers were cheered on by 285 supporters at the Lamex Stadium, and Way was pleased to share the last minute ecstasy with the travelling faithful. 
“It was nice to shake hands with the supporters and get close them because the dedication they put in to follow this Football Club around is immense, and each of us as individuals really appreciate that support.
“I spoke to them before the game and they can carry us to the next level – we’re trying to create an unbelievable positivity around the Football Club and they’re a massive part of that, so hopefully we put some smiles on their faces with an exciting end to the game and they go home happy.”
You can watch Darren Way’s full reaction to yesterday’s 2-2 draw with Stevenage, here.

WHITFIELD DELIGHTED WITH FIRST FOOTBALL LEAGUE GOAL

The 20-year-old started against Reading Under-23’s in midweek but was named amongst the substitutes at Stevenage. 
Introduced inside the final 10 minutes the Bournemouth loanee made an immediate impact by brilliantly picking out the top corner with an equalising goal with virtually the last kick of the game.
Speaking to YTFC.net, he said: “There’s no better feeling than to score a last minute equaliser. I was disappointed to be on the bench from the starting 11 in midweek, but there’s no better feeling than scoring your first league goal.”
Whitfield scored six times when on loan at National League outfit Kidderminster Harriers last season, but admits to not knowing too much about his first Glovers strike. 
“I had a few touches before (the goal), but they were nowhere near their goal to score so when Zoks (Francois Zoko) flicked it on and I got the first touch, the only thing on my mind was to shoot.
“I can’t remember any of it! I remember my first touch and hitting it with my left foot and it’s ended up in the top right-hand corner but I can’t say much after that.”
The 2-2 draw extends Town’s unbeaten run to eight matches in all competitions and five games in Sky Bet League Two, moving Yeovil up to 10th and within one point of the play-offs. 
Having not lost a match since the 1st October, Whitfield told YTFC.net about the mood in the camp. 
“The lads are pushing for promotion and we think we can get it. Then Gaffer is pushing and pushing and in training we’re working harder and harder. The play-offs are our aim and promotion would be brilliant after the last few years at the club.”
To top off an enjoyable afternoon in Hertfordshire for the midfielder, Whitfield’s dad was amongst the travelling Town supporters who enjoyed the late drama, something which added to the moment. 
“There’s no better feeling than scoring especially when your dad is there – it means a lot to me. I’ve dumped by bags with him and he had a massive smile on his face so I’ll go and see what he has to say!”
Watch the full interview with Ben Whitfield after netting the equalising goal via the club’s official YouTube Account
Yeovil travel to Solihull Moors in the Emirates FA Cup First Round replay on Tuesday night, all ticket and travel details can be found here.

STEVENAGE 2-2 YEOVIL TOWN

After a relatively tame first half, the Glovers took the lead in Hertfordshire three minutes after the restart when Ryan Hedges rounded off a swift counter-attack engineered by Tom Eaves.
Coming into the game with four consecutive cleansheets in League Two, Town conceded their first league goal in over six hours of football when Ben Kennedy picked out the bottom corner on 68 minutes. 
As the Glovers searched for a winner late on they were dealt a sucker punch when Kennedy netted his second inside the final ten minutes, before substitute Ben Whitfield struck with the last kick off the game to earn Town a point and a share of the spoils at the Lamex Stadium.
Darren Way made three changes to the starting eleven which won 2-0 against Reading Under-23’s in the Checkatrade Trophy in midweek, re-introducing captain Darren Ward, Artur Krysiak and Eaves – who scored at the Madejski – in place of Ben Whitfield, Jonny Maddison and Tahvon Campbell respectively. 
The changes saw a slight reshuffle of personnel, with Liam Shephard moving forward to operate in midfield with Mugabi shifting to right-back. 
Heading to Hertfordshire unbeaten in six, the Glovers started the game in positive fashion and engineered the first chance of the game inside five minutes.
From a deep free-kick Boro could only clear the ball to the edge of the box allowing Matt Butcher to try his luck from 20 yards, but the Bournemouth loanee could only clear the Austin Stand entirely. 
Looking a threat in the final third, Town launched a rapid counter-attack after robbing the hosts of possession, with Eaves, Hedges and Otis Khan linking up well only to be denied by the linesman’s flag as the latter raced through on goal inside the opening 10 minutes.
Stevenage benefited from a counter-attack of their own minutes later when Harry McKirdy drove forward, but a scrambling Town defence did well to get back and block his eventual shot as the striker cut inside. 
In a fairly end-to-end opening to the match Krysiak was called into action for the first time just before the 20-minute mark, diving to his left to palm away Fraser Franks’ venomous strike from 25 yards. 
The hosts had the ball in the net midway through the first half when Matt Godden latched on to Franks’ lofted through ball, but the linesman’s flag denied Boro from taking the lead as Darren Sarll’s side began to enjoy themselves at the Lamex. 
Despite a spell of possession Stevenage failed to trouble Krysiak further and it was Yeovil who finished the half the stronger. 
As the game ticked in to additional time Shephard was in the right place at the right time 10 yards from goal after Matty Dolan’s low drive was blocked, but the Welshman’s snapshot was tipped around the post by home ‘keeper Jamie Jones.
After ending the first half positively the Glovers began after the restart with a bang, taking the lead after 48 minutes through the lively Hedges.  
Another swift Town counter saw Eaves slide a perfectly weighted through ball for the rampaging Hedges, who cut inside before firing a low drive under Jones and into the back of the net. 
Town almost added a second five minutes later when Eaves’ delicately flicked effort from a low cross flew goalwards only being stopped by Jones who knew little about it on his line. 
With an assist to his name the Yeovil striker was pressing for a goal of his own and drew Jones into another save just past the hour mark, applying a deft flick at the near post from a low cross which was tipped around the post by the Boro ‘keeper.
With Yeovil pressing for a second the hosts drew back on level terms against the run of play on 68 minutes, with a moment of individual inspiration from Ben Kennedy. 
The Boro wide man cut inside from the right wing before finding the bottom corner with an inch-perfect curling shot. 
Kennedy’s strike was the first goal the Glovers have conceded in five Sky Bet League Two matches and Stevenage came close to a second in what would’ve been controversial circumstances. 
A long ball over the top was left by Ward with Godden seemingly in an offside position, but no flag came and the Boro striker saw a header fall just wide of the post before the Town captain had a lengthy chat with the officials. 
As the game entered the final ten minutes the Glovers enjoyed a flurry of set-pieces but in the process of searching for a late winner were caught on the break. 
From a Town corner Jones released Kennedy wide on the right and the winger produced a carbon-copy of his first goal to cut inside and this time find the top corner past a hapless Krysiak. 
With almost four minutes of additonal time played, substitute Ben Whitfield smashed home an equaliser in the 94th minute with a powerful strike from a throw-in deep in the Boro half to send the away end into raptures and extend Town’s unbeaten run to eight and continue their surge towards the play-offs. 
The draw also sees Yeovil come away from Stevenage unbeaten for a fourth consecutive match, moving up a place to 10th in League Two in the process.
Stevenage: Jones; Henry, Wilkinson (Schumacher 83’), Franks, Ntlhe; Kennedy, Lee, King, Godden; McKirdy (Liburd 83’), Cowans (Pett 71’).
Bookings: Cowans 30’, Lee 42’, King 86′.
Subs not used: Day, McAnuff, Tonge, Wells.
Yeovil Town: Krysiak; Mugabi, Ward, Lacey, Smith; Shephard (Whitfield 88’), Butcher, Dolan; Hedges, Eaves, Khan (Zoko 75’). 
Bookings: Smith 32’.
Subs not used: Maddison, Ezewele, Dickson, Sowunmi, Campbell.

PREVIEW: STEVENAGE v YEOVIL TOWN

The Glovers come into the fixture on the back of a six-game unbeaten run, which has seen Darren Way’s side collect 10 points from five games in League Two whilst progressing to the knockout stages of the Checkatrade Trophy and earning an Emirates FA Cup First Round replay. 
Now up to 11th in the table, Town are on the cusp of equalling a club record – since entering the Football League – of five league games without conceding a goal – Yeovil equalled the record last season under Way with a run of games in February and March, which went a long way to securing their League Two status. 
Having gone six hours without conceding a goal in the league, Town will be buoyed by the fact they haven’t conceded in their last three trips to the Lamex Stadium. 
The hosts come into Saturday’s fixture in 17th place having won their last League Two outing 2-1 at Mansfield Town. 
Since then, Boro have lost to Port Vale in the Emirates FA Cup First Round before recording a resounding 4-0 victory against Southend United in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday. 
Matthew Godden will prove to be their main threat with four league goals to his name, whilst Ben Kennedy and Tyler Walker have both netted three times this season in all competitions. 
Head-to-head
With seven previous meetings, there’s nothing to divide the two sides who both have two wins to their name. 
However, Town are unbeaten in their last four matches against Stevenage, drawing 0-0 at the Lamex last season and 2-2 at Huish Park in the reverse fixture thanks to strikes from Harry Cornick and Shaun Jeffers.
The Glovers also recorded a 1-0 win at home in the Emirates FA Cup Second Round courtesy of Ben Tozer’s late strike in early December. 
The most notable visit to Stevenage for the Glovers came in April 2013, when goals from James Hayter and Sam Foley secured a 2-0 win which in turn guaranteed Yeovil a spot in the League One play-offs, which they eventually went on to win. 
Referee
Gavin Ward (Surrey) will take charge of his 17th game of the season on Saturday, fresh from issuing two yellow cards in Wycombe’s FA Cup victory at Portsmouth last weekend. 
Mr. Ward has awarded 60 yellow and three red cards so far this season and will take charge of his first Glovers match for this campaign. 
The Surrey-based official last took charge of a Town match in March, overseeing Town’s 1-0 win against Notts County at Huish Park. Mr. Ward was also the man in the middle on the opening day of last season, as Yeovil lost 3-2 at Exeter City with a penalty awarded to each side. 
On Saturday, Mr. Ward will be assisted by Neil Radford (Worcestershire) and Graham Kane (East Sussex) with Gavin Muge (Bedfordshire) acting as fourth official. 
Coverage
Darren Way’s pre-match interview can be viewed on our official YouTube account here.
On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on our official Twitter account which can be found here, with additional updates available via our official Facebook page
If you’re unable to attend the game a full match report will follow on ytfc.net at full-time with post-match reaction from manager Darren Way and a member of the playing staff following soon after.
Tickets
Ticket information can be found by clicking here. Supporters wishing to attend the match can purchase tickets online by clicking here, or via the Huish Park ticket office either in person or by calling 01935 847888. 
Tickets can also be purchased on the day at the Lamex Stadium with prices increasing by £2 on matchday. 

IZALE McLEOD LEAVES BY MUTUAL CONSENT

Yeovil Town can confirm the contract of striker Izale McLeod has been terminated by mutual consent due to personal reasons. 
McLeod arrived at Huish Park on a free transfer in August after leaving fellow Sky Bet League Two outfit Notts County. 
The 32-year-old made six appearances for the Glovers scoring once, and leaves with the best wishes of the Club. 

POPPY APPEAL LATEST SHIRT BIDS

With all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, the shirts embroidered with the RBL poppy on the front are being auctioned off. 
Open until midday on Monday 14th November, the current prices are as follows:
Artur Krysiak: £70
Liam Shephard: £70
Nathan Smith: £70
Matty Dolan: £90
Bevis Mugabi: £85
Alex Lacey: £95
Kevin Dawson: £95
Alex Lawless: £75
Tom Eaves: £120
Otis Khan:£100
Ryan Dickson: £85
Jonny Maddison: £80
Francois Zoko: £75
Izale McLeod: £55
Tahvon Campbell: £55
Ryan Hedges: £77
Darren Ward: £100
Ben Whitfield: £55
If you wish to bid for a shirt, please follow the below instructions:
· To bid please state the number of the player’s shirt along with the name of the player.
· There will be a minimum reserve of £50 per shirt.
· P&P will be extra should you require it.
· Bid by email only please to KHurley@britishlegion.org.uk

TOWN TO FACE MK DONS IN CHECKATRADE TROPHY SECOND ROUND

The Glovers earnt the privilege of a home tie after finishing top of Southern Group A, with two victories and a draw seeing Town finish top of the pile. 
Sky Bet League One outfit MK Dons will travel to Huish Park on the week commencing 5th December, having finished second in Southern Group F behind Norwich Under-23’s with a win, draw and defeat to their name. 
Darren Way’s side saw off Portsmouth 4-3 at Huish Park before drawing 0-0 with Bristol Rovers (losing 5-3 on penalties), with Wednesday night’s 2-0 win at Reading Under-23’s securing top spot. 

REPORT: READING UNDER-23’s 0-2 YEOVIL TOWN

 Tom Eaves’ strike after 48 minutes put Town on their way, before Francois Zoko put the result beyond doubt on 89 minutes to see off the Young Royals and claim top spot in Southern Group A. 
With two wins and a draw to their name, the Glovers secured top spot by two points ahead of Reading, whilst extending their unbeaten run in all competitions to seven matches.
Darren Way made four changes to the side that drew 2-2 with Solihull Moors in the Emirates FA Cup First Round at Huish Park on Saturday. 
The suspended Kevin Dawson dropped out of the squad and was replaced by Matt Butcher who returned from injury in timely fashion, whilst Bevis Mugabi, Jonny Maddison and Tahvon Campbell replaced Darren Ward (rested), Artur Krysiak (on the bench) and Eaves (on the bench) respectively. 
In an eerily empty Madejski Stadium, it was the Young Royals who produced the first chance of the game after five minutes when Andrija Novakovich cut inside from the left before curling an effort past Maddison’s far post.
Town responded with an effort of their own minutes later, when Matty Dolan stung the fingertips of Stuart Moore in the home goal with a driven shot from 25 yards. 
That was as good as it got in the opening 25 minutes as Reading enjoyed plenty of possession with little by way of penetration, whilst Town looked to commit numbers on the counter-attack.
The Glovers tactic almost worked to full effect just before the hour mark, when a swift move led to Ryan Hedges cutting inside from the right and firing at goal, with the Welshman’s well-struck strike drifting wide of the target. 
Reading continued to enjoy large spells of possession for the remainder of the half, but struggled to find a way past a resolute Glovers defence that had conceded just two goals in the last six matches coming into the fixture.
Danzell Gravenberch fired straight at Maddison from range, before Liam Kelly’s cross almost snuck in at the back post but, unable to produce a meaningful attempt on goal, both sides trudged in for half-time at deadlock. 
The Glovers made a change at the break with Eaves replacing Campbell for Town, something which transpired to be an inspired substitution just three minutes after the restart. 
From a deep free-kick, Mugabi won the initial aerial challenge with his flick-on landing at the feet of Eaves, who smashed home from close range with his first touch since taking to the pitch.
Buoyed by taking the lead Town enjoyed a good spell of possession at the Madejski, finding an easier outlet through the hold-up play of Eaves through the middle. 
Despite seeing more of the ball it was the Young Royals who drew the game’s next chance, with substitute Josh Barrett firing into the arms of Maddison from inside the box after a slick move just past the hour mark.
That warning sparked an immediate response from the Glovers; Liam Shephard’s excellent run caused mayhem in the Reading box resulting in Ben Whitfield flashing a ball across the face of goal, before Eaves blasted an effort just wide from the edge of the box minutes later as Town looked to affirm their spot at the top of Southern Group A.
As the game entered the final 10 minutes Reading pressed for an equaliser which would see them regain top spot in the group, but Maddison was on hand to deny both Barrett and Sam Smith with smart saves. 
The young stopper’s saves were to prove all the more important in the closing stages as substitute Francois Zoko put the game beyond doubt with a calm finish from six yards after Dolan’s free-kick ricocheted and fell to the Ivorian inside the box. 
With just three minutes of added time to find a way back into the game Reading Under-23’s were once again denied by Maddison who produced an excellent low stop to deny the Young Royals. 
The Glovers saw out the final few minutes to claim a deserved 2-0 win and qualify for the knockout stages top of the group, with an unbeaten record in the group stages. 
Reading Under-23’s: Moore; Watson, Gravenberch, Cooper, McIntyre; Rinomhota, Kelly (Barrett 45’), Richards (Smith 79’); Frost, Samuel (Keown 63’), Novakovich.
Bookings:
Subs not used: Tupper, Andresson, East, Van Cooten. 
Yeovil Town: Maddison; Shephard, Lacey, Smith, Mugabi; Whitfield, Butcher (Ezewele 81’), Dolan; Hedges, Campbell (Eaves 45’), Khan (Zoko 70’).
Bookings: Mugabi 42’
Subs not used: Krysiak, Copp, Sowunmi. 

LIMITED EDITION POPPY BALLS TO BE USED

The balls, each branded with The Royal British Legion’s iconic Poppy logo are to be used in fixtures spanning 12th-13th November.
 
The balls are part of a campaign by EFL title sponsor Sky Bet to raise funds for this year’s Poppy Appeal, and a signed shirt from each of the 48 League One and Two teams will be auctioned later this month.
 
In two previous campaigns working alongside the Legion they have raised over £200,000.
 
Sky Bet spokesman Sandro Di Michele said: “We’re delighted to be continuing our relationship with the Royal British Legion into a third season after raising a terrific amount of money last year.
 
“The Poppy balls are fitting way to show our support to this worthiest of causes.”
 
The Royal British Legion’s Chris Vernazza said: “We’d like to extend our gratitude to Sky Bet for supporting the Legion through the shirt auction and the Poppy balls this year.
 
“The money raised for the Poppy Appeal goes towards supporting vital services such as The Royal British Legion’s Family Holiday Breaks, providing the families of serving and ex-Service personnel the chance to take a break away from the strains of everyday life.”
 
To register your interest in the auction, please visit: www.skybet.com/poppy 

TICKET DETAILS FOR SOLIHULL MOORS REPLAY

The Glovers drew 2-2 with the National League outfit at Huish Park last weekend, and will travel to the Automated Technology Group Stadium next week for the 7.45pm kick-off. 
Tickets are only available to purchase on the turnstiles at Solihull, at the following prices: 
Adults: £14
65+ and Student (with valid NUS ID): £8
12-17 years: £8
Under 12’s: Free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult
The eventual victor will face Sky Bet League Two outfit Luton Town in the Second Round at Kenilworth Road, with all ties to be played over the weekend of December 2nd. 
The Green and White Supporters Club will be running travel to Solihull, leaving Huish Park at 2.45pm at the following prices:
Adult member: £21
OAP/Junior member: £19
Adult non-member: £23
OAP/Junior non-member: £21
Please contact Paul Hadlow on 07736 044570 to book your place. You can also reach him at paulhadlow@outlook.com 

YOUNG GLOVERS TO FACE MERSTHAM IN THE FA YOUTH CUP SECOND ROUND

The Under-18’s came away from Newport County with a 1-0 win last Friday to secure their place in the Second Round. 
Kick-off at Huish Park will be 7pm, with tickets available for the following prices:
Adults: £4
Concessions/Juniors: £1 
Supporters will be able to purchase tickets on the gate, where the Young Glovers will be gunning to make it through to the Third Round. 

PREVIEW: READING UNDER-23’s v YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil currently sit second in Southern Group A, a point behind Wednesday’s opponents Reading Under-23’s by a single point. 
The Glovers saw off Portsmouth 4-3 at Huish Park to kick-off their Checkatrade Trophy campaign, before losing on penalties to Bristol Rovers after a goalless 0-0 draw earnt Darren Way’s side a point at the Sky Bet League One outfit. 
With Portsmouth claiming a 1-0 victory against Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night, the mathematic permutations remain relatively complex. 
For Town, a win at the Madejski Stadium would see them top the group and qualify, with Reading occupying second place.
A draw with the young Royals would see both teams qualify for the knockout stages, regardless of who claims the additional point after a penalty shoot-out. A Glovers defeat could still see Darren Way’s side qualify however, depending on the scoreline. 
A defeat by more than a single goal would see Portsmouth and Reading qualify due to Pompey’s superior goal difference, whilst a 1-0 or 2-1 defeat would still see Yeovil out of the competition due to Portsmouth scoring more goals than Town. 
If the game ends 3-2 to Reading, the Glovers would qualify in second place ahead of Portsmouth due to the 4-3 victory against the Hampshire outfit at Huish Park, with goal difference and goals scored level between the two sides. Likewise, Town would still progress from the group stages if they score three or more goals on Wednesday night at the Madejski even as part of a defeat (4-3, 5-4 etc.).
Head-to-head
Whilst the Glovers have taken on Reading on three occasions, Wednesday’s match will be the first competitive fixture against the Royals Under-23 side. 
Town last came up against Reading in the Championship during the 2013/14 season, losing 1-0 at Huish Park thanks to Adam Le Fondre’s controversial penalty, before infamously coming away from the Madejski Stadium with a 1-1 draw despite finishing the match with eight men after Byron Webster, Joe Ralls and Kieffer Moore all received their marching orders.
Referee
Mr. John Busby will take charge of the match in Berkshire for what will be his 14th match of the season. 
The Oxfordshire-based official took charge of Luton Town’s 3-1 win at Exeter City in the Emirates FA Cup First Round last weekend, issuing eight yellow cards and one red card. 
Wednesday’s match will be the second occasion Mr. Busby has officiated a Glovers match this season having overseen Town’s 1-0 loss at home to Morecambe in August, where he brandished just two yellow cards. 
Mr. Busby will be assisted by John Farries (Oxfordshire) and Simon Knapp (Bristol), with Mark Derrien (Dorset) taking on the role of fourth official. 
Coverage
Minute-by-minute updates will be provided on our official Twitter account which can be found here, with additional updates available via our official Facebook page
If you’re unable to attend the game a full match report will follow on ytfc.net at full-time with post-match reaction from manager Darren Way and a member of the playing staff following soon after.
Tickets
Ticket information can be found by clicking here. Supporters wishing to attend the match can purchase tickets online by clicking here, or via the Huish Park ticket office either in person or by calling 01935 847888. 
Tickets can also be purchased on the day at the Madejski Stadium, with supporters needing to report to the main ticket office at Reading to do so. 

DARREN WAY UP FOR MANAGER OF THE MONTH AWARD

Darren Way guided Town to three successive victories against Wycombe Wanderers, Newport County and Crewe Alexandra as the Glovers collected 10 points from five games.
Town’s one defeat in October came against table toppers Plymouth Argyle, before collecting maximum points from three consecutive matches as well as going over seven hours without conceding a goal in all competitions.
Yeovil’s run of form has seen them rise to 11th in the League Two table and within two points of the play-offs. 
The full list of nominations is below:
Derek Adams (Plymouth Argyle)
A second successive monthly nomination for the Scot whose side again collected 13 points from a possible 15 to establish a four-point lead at the top. Argyle did it in style, too, scoring at least two goals in every game. 
Keith Curle (Carlisle United)
Not content with equalling a club record for unbeaten games to start the season, he inspired his side to claim sole possession of Carlisle history with five wins from five and 13 goals in a perfect month as they moved into second place.
Gary Johnson (Cheltenham Town)
His experience told him not to fret when Cheltenham struggled on their return to the Sky Bet EFL. Guided his team through five unbeaten games in October, collecting nine points to move out of the relegation places.
Darren Way (Yeovil Town)
Building on last season’s impressive managerial debut was never going to be easy. Way’s patience and belief in his methods was rewarded with 10 points from five games, including successive 1-0 victories over Wycombe, Newport and Crewe.
The winner will be announced on Friday November 11th. 
The judging panel comprises former Ipswich Town manager George Burley, Sky Sports’ EFL League expert Don Goodman; EFL Marketing Director Drew Barrand, League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery.

TOWN OR SOLIHULL MOORS TO FACE LUTON TOWN

The Glovers drew 2-2 with the Moors at Huish Park at the weekend forcing a replay at Damson Park to be played the week commencing 14th November. 
Potential Second Round opponents Luton beat Exeter City 3-1 in the First Round, thanks to strikes from Danny Hylton (x2) and Glen Rea.
Town have already travelled to Kenilworth Road this season in Sky Bet League Two, coming away with a point thanks to Tom Eaves’ second half equaliser. 
Manager Darren Way was quick to point out the work still to be done before turning attentions to the Second Round. 
"We’ve still got a big, big job to do with the replay, so we certainly won’t be getting ahead of ourselves. 
"I’ve enjoyed both matches at Luton going up against Nathan Jones who I obviously know really well and we would relish the challenge, but our focus is on the replay and going up against a buoyed Solihull Moors side at Damson Park."
All ties are to be played over the weekend of December 2nd – 5th. 

LATEST UPDATE ON POPPY APPEAL AUCTION

With all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, the shirts embroidered with the RBL poppy on the front are being auctioned off. 
Open until midday on Monday 14th November, the current prices are as follows:
Artur Krysiak: £70
Liam Shephard: £70
Nathan Smith: £70
Matty Dolan: £90
Bevis Mugabi: £85
Alex Lacey: £85
Kevin Dawson: £95
Alex Lawless: £75
Tom Eaves: £120
Otis Khan: £100
Ryan Dickson: £85
Jonny Maddison: £70
Francois Zoko: £75
Izale McLeod: £55
Tahvon Campbell: £55
Ryan Hedges: £77
Darren Ward: £55
Ben Whitfield: £50
If you wish to bid for a shirt, please follow the below instructions:
· To bid please state the number of the player’s shirt along with the name of the player.
· There will be a minimum reserve of £50 per shirt.
· P&P will be extra should you require it.
· Bid by email only please to KHurley@britishlegion.org.uk

TICKET DETAILS FOR TOWN’S TRIP TO STEVENAGE

The Glovers will go into the match in 11th place and just two points off the play-offs, having won three and drawn one in their last four league outings. 
Sitting in sixth place in the form table for the last six matches having taken 10 points, Yeovil travel to Stevenage this Saturday looking to extend their unbeaten run to six matches in all competitions.
Travelling supporters will be situated in the South Stand (seated), with prices as follows:
Adults: £20
Concession: £17 (60+, Armed forces/emergency services -proof required)
Under-22: £12
Under-16: £8
Under-12: £6
Stevenage also offer family discounts, with the below packages available:
Family of 3 (1x Adult and 2 Under-16’s): £30
Family of 4 (2x Adult and 2x Under-16’s): £40
Please note that family tickets are only available in advance and cannot be bought on the day. Please call the Huish Park Ticket office on 01935 847888 to buy your family tickets. 
 
Tickets are available to purchase online by clicking here, although please call the Huish Park ticket office 01935 84788 for ambulant disabled, armed forces or emergency service discount tickets.
For wheelchair bays, please call Stevenage directly on 01438 223 223 – please note wheelchair bays are located amongst the home supporters. 
All ticket prices will increase by £2 on the day of the match. 

SUPPORT THE GLOVERS AT READING

Tickets are still available to purchase for the trip to the Madejski Stadium, where Town will look to increase their unbeaten run in all competitions to six matches.
The Glovers currently sit second in the group behind the young Royals on four points, with a draw and win on penalties or victory guaranteeing a spot in the next round. 
A draw and loss on penalties could also see Yeovil qualify, depending on results in the other Southern Group A match between Bristol Rovers and Portsmouth. 
Ticket prices for the match on the 9th November are as follows:
Adults: £5
65+: £5
18-24: £5
17 and Under: £1
Wheelchair and ambulant disabled supporters pay the relevant price with a carer ticket free of charge.
To purchase your tickets online please click here or you can contact the Huish Park ticket office by calling 01935 847888 or by visiting in person. 
Tickets will remain on sale until close of play on Monday 7th November – tickets can be purchased on the day at Reading for the same price. 

REPORT: YEOVIL TOWN 2-2 SOLIHULL MOORS

The Glovers scored either side of half-time courtesy of Ryan Hedges and Otis Khan, before Town were reduced to ten men when Kevin Dawson was sent-off for a second bookable offence after 54 minutes.
Making the most of their numerical advantage, Jack Byrne scored twice in quick succession to level the scores, forcing a replay and a trip to Damson Park for Yeovil.
Darren Way made three changes to the side that extended the Glovers unbeaten run in Sky Bet League Two to four matches last time out against Grimsby Town, with Liam Shephard and Tom Eaves replacing Bevis Mugabi and Tahvon Campbell respectively. Elsewhere, Ben Whitfield came into Town’s midfield in place of the injured Alex Lawless.
One notable change on the bench saw new signing Daryl Allinson take a seat amongst the substitutes, with the 13-year-old signing on at Huish Park earlier this week having impressed manager Way with his resilience and bravery when battling a rare form of leukaemia. 
Looking to avoid an Emirates FA Cup upset, the Glovers immediately came out on the front foot, with Whitfield’s rasping effort from 20 yards stinging the fingertips of Moors ‘keeper Danny Lewis after just three minutes.
Looking to find an early lead Otis Khan glanced a pinpoint Kevin Dawson wide of the target, before the hosts took the lead after eight minutes.
Neat build-up play between Eaves, Dawson and Hedges resulted in the Swansea-loanee finding space in the box, smashing a driven effort past a hapless Lewis from 10 yards after his initial attempted cross was blocked. 
Buoyed by taking the lead, Town pressed for a second and almost netted three minutes later in what would’ve been fortuitous circumstances. 
Nathan Smith’s attempted cross looped goalwards before nestling on the roof of the net to the relief of a scrambling Lewis in the Solihull goal. 
The National League ‘keeper was called into action again just before the half-hour mark, this time to save smartly with his legs to keep out Whitfield’s low shot from 12 yards after neat build-up once again. 
After a ferocious start the Glovers became increasingly frustrated by Solihull’s defensive tactics which saw 10 players deployed behind the ball, with the National League outfit rarely threatening Artur Krysiak in the Town goal. 
Moors midfielder Jamie Osborne forced a comfortable save with an audacious 30-yard effort, before the visitors failed to capitalise on a number of set-pieces in threatening positions before the break.
After an impressive start to the first half, the Glovers repeated the feat in the second immediately calling Lewis into action in the visiting goal. 
Eaves found space in the box before forcing Lewis into a smart save from the angle, before the Moors ‘keeper produced a stunning low save to tip Matty Dolan’s effort from 20 yards onto the post. 
Yeovil looked determined to extend their lead at Huish Park and did so six minutes after the restart, doubling their lead in sublime fashion.
After Whitfield was fouled 25 yards from goal, Khan stepped up and dispatched the free-kick into the top corner leaving Lewis with no chance. 
At 2-0 the Glovers looked to be coasting, but the hosts were dealt a blow when Dawson received his marching orders for a second bookable offence with 35 minutes left to play. 
Sniffing the chance of a comeback with their man advantage the visitors clawed a goal back just before the hour mark through Byrne. 
After ricocheting around the box the Solihull midfielder was on hand to fire an effort past Krysiak from just inside the box, as Yeovil waited to introduce Mugabi into the mix. 
With the score at 2-1 Way introduced the defender with Shephard pushing forward into midfield to fill the gap left by Dawson, but Moors stunned the home faithful by drawing level after 63 minutes. 
From a Connor Franklin long throw the ball fell again to Byrne, who in similar circumstances to his first goal drew the National League outfit level. 
Way switched the Glovers formation to a 4-3-2 with Francois Zoko replacing Khan to partner Eaves up front, a switch that went some way to nullifying the immediate threat offered by Marcus Bignot’s side. 
As the game entered the final 10 minutes Jamie Osborne fired an effort over the bar for the visitors, whilst Shephard curled an effort over the bar from 20 yards. 
With a replay in the offing, Eaves had the ball in the net for the Glovers only to be denied by the linesman’s flag, before Dolan flashed an effort from 25 yards just wide in additional time at the end of the match. 
After an all-action second half neither side could find a winner, forcing an Emirates FA Cup First Round replay where the Glovers will travel to Damson Park for a spot in the Second Round.
Yeovil Town: Krysiak; Shephard, Ward, Lacey, Smith; Dawson, Dolan, Whitfield (Mugabi 57’); Hedges, Eaves, Khan (Zoko 69’). 
Bookings: Dawson 31’, 54’ (sent off), Mugabi 81, Shephard 89’.
Subs not used: Maddison, Allinson, Ezewele, Dickson, Sowunmi, Campbell.
Solihull Moors: Lewis; Jones (Asante 76’), Fagbola, Daly, Gough, Franklin; Murombedzi, Byrne, Osborne; White (Sterling 76’), Brown.
Bookings:
Subs not used: Koue-Niate, Vaughan, Hayden, Dielna.

NEW GLOVERS SIGNING DARYL ALLINSON TO BE ON THE BENCH

The 13-year-old, who signed for Town earlier this week, will double up his role as goalkeeper for the Green and Whites with mascot duties on Saturday afternoon. 
Battling a very rare form of leukaemia, Daryl came to the attention of manager Darren Way after demonstrating resilience and an unbelievable level of positivity during his ongoing treatment, after successfully undergoing a second bone marrow transplant. 
A full video of Daryl’s day at Huish Park earlier this week can be watched here, with Daryl being revealed to his new home faithful ahead of kick-off on Saturday afternoon before taking to the pitch for the pre-match warm-ups alongside goalkeeper coach Sam Shulberg and fellow ‘keepers Artur Krysiak and Jonny Maddison. 
Everyone at Yeovil Town Football Clubs looks forward to welcoming Daryl to Huish Park for his first matchday. 

ENTER THE DRAW TO WIN A MASCOT EXPERIENCE WHEN YOU SPEND £30 IN THE CLUB SHOP

Open for entries between now and Boxing Day, supporters who spend £30 or more in one transaction will be able to enter a child into the draw to win the matchday experience. 
A child can only be entered into the competition once, with the winner able to choose any Glovers home fixture between the 31st of December and April 29th (Town’s final home game of the season). 
Entrants must be 12 years old or under, with a winner chosen out of the hat at random during half-time of Town’s Boxing Day clash with Exeter City at Huish Park. 
Good luck!

POPPY APPEAL AUCTION UPDATE

With all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, the shirts embroidered with the RBL poppy on the front are being auctioned off. 
Open until midday on Monday 14th November, the current prices are as follows:
Artur Krysiak: £65
Liam Shephard: £70
Nathan Smith: £70
Matty Dolan: £90
Bevis Mugabi: £85
Alex Lacey: £65
Kevin Dawson: £85
Alex Lawless: £75
Tom Eaves: £120
Otis Khan:£100
Ryan Dickson: No bid
Jonny Maddison: £50
Francois Zoko: £75
Izale McLeod: £55
Tahvon Campbell: No bid
Ryan Hedges: £65
Darren Ward: £50
Ben Whitfield: £50
If you wish to bid for a shirt, please follow the below instructions:
· To bid please state the number of the player’s shirt along with the name of the player.
· There will be a minimum reserve of £50 per shirt.
· P&P will be extra should you require it.
· Bid by email only please to KHurley@britishlegion.org.uk

PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN v SOLIHULL MOORS

Town take a break from Sky Bet League Two duty to start their cup campaign off the back of a four-match unbeaten run. 
Darren Way’s side have won three of the last four fixtures in League Two as well as drawing with Grimsby Town last time out, helping them move up to 11th in the table and within two points of the play-offs.
The Glovers also come into the fixture against the Moors having not conceded a goal in five matches, totalling over 450 minutes of football. 
Last season Town narrowly missed out on a Third Round tie against Everton at Huish Park, but will spurred on by the prospect of another momentous occasion in the FA Cup as seen in both 2004 and 2015 when the Glovers squared up against Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. 
With an infamous history in the world’s oldest domestic club competition, Yeovil will be keen to avoid being on the receiving end of a ‘Cupset’ this weekend.
Visitors Solihull come into the match at Huish Park on Saturday off the back of victory last weekend, coming back from Braintree Town with a 1-0 win to move them to 15th in the National League table with 22 points. 
The West Midlands outfit were promoted from National League North last season as they claimed the title, continuing their climb up the English footballing pyramid. 
Manager Marcus Bignot has attracted attention for his achievements at Damson Park, with the former Queens Park Rangers and Crewe Alexandra defender heavily linked with the vacant manager’s position at Grimsby Town. 
Head-to-head
Saturday’s FA Cup fixture will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides, with Solihull operating in the either the National League North or National League in recent years. 
Referee
David Rock (Northamptonshire) will take charge of the cup clash at Huish Park this weekend, for what will be his 12th match of the season. 
All of Mr Rock’s previous fixtures this season have come in the National League, issuing two yellow cards last time out as Tranmere Rovers came away from Dover Athletic 4-1 victors. 
Saturday’s match will be the first occasion Mr Rock has taken charge of an FA Cup First Round fixture or officiated a match involving a Football League Club. 
Mr Rock will be assisted by Louis Marks (Hampshire) and Christopher Husband (Worcestershire) with Adam Matthews (Gloucestershire) taking on the role of fourth official. 
Coverage
Pre-match interviews with manager Darren Way and defender Alex Lacey can be viewed now on the Club’s official YouTube account
For the match, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on our official Twitter account which can be found here, with additional updates available via our official Facebook page
If you’re unable to attend the game a full match report will follow on ytfc.net at full-time with post-match reaction from manager Darren Way and a member of the playing staff following soon after.
Tickets
Ticket information can be found by clicking here. Supporters wishing to attend the match can purchase tickets online by clicking here, or via the Huish Park ticket office either in person or by calling 01935 847888. 

YEOVIL TOWN ACADEMY IN FA YOUTH CUP ACTION

The Glovers Under-18’s will travel to Spytty Park to take on the Exiles, with kick-off taking place at 7pm. 
The two sides met in the league back in august with Newport coming away 2-0 victors, but Town will be looking to make amends and progress in the Cup. 
Tickets are available on the gate for the following prices:
Adults: £3
Concessions: £2
Under-16s: £1

SHARE YOUR #CUPSTORY AND WIN TICKETS FOR THE EMIRATES FA CUP FINAL

Fans attending one of the 40 First Round ties will be in with the chance to get their hands on the first pair of Emirates FA Cup Final tickets, numbered 00001 and 00002.

To win the first printed tickets to the Final, fans are being encouraged to share their First Round match day adventures using the hashtag, #CupStory. The best video clip or image – as voted for by the fans – will win the special prize 200 days before The Emirates FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on 27 May 2017. 

Fans wanting to enter can share their adventure videos across 14 different social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, and can enter more than once. 

The Emirates FA Cup has already seen 612 Extra Preliminary Round ties take place and The FA is calling on fans throughout the rest of the competition to get involved and show them the fans’ Emirates FA Cup adventure. 

Lucy Roberts-Hartley, Senior Brand Manager for The Emirates FA Cup said; “First Round is a special time for football fans, pitting the likes of Ryman League Premier Division Merstham against League One’s Oxford United offers great drama on the pitch, but what we’re interested in is seeing the fans’ adventure at matches like this.

"We want to see what The Emirates FA Cup means to the fans, everything from the pre-match build up, demonstrating their passion and pride in supporting their team and jubilation or dejection on their journey home. 

"These are all emotions and experiences that make The Emirates FA Cup the competition that it is, and we can’t wait to see a varied collection of match day stories from fans from the First Round through the Final on 27 May.” 

The Emirates FA Cup official Twitter channel, @EmiratesFACup will host the videos on Wednesday 9 November with fans getting to vote for their winner. 

Throughout the rest of the competition, The FA will be giving away prizes after each round for the best video shared using #CupStory. 

For more information on this season’s Emirates FA Cup adventure, visit TheFA.com/TheEmiratesFACup.

POPPY APPEAL AUCTION UPDATE

With all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, the shirts embroidered with the RBL poppy on the front are being auctioned off. 
Open until midday on Monday 14th November, the current prices are as follows:
Artur Krysiak: £50
Liam Shephard: £70
Nathan Smith: £60
Matty Dolan: £50
Bevis Mugabi: £50
Alex Lacey: £60
Kevin Dawson: 
Alex Lawless: £75
Tom Eaves: £50
Otis Khan:
Ryan Dickson:
Francois Zoko: £75
Izale McLeod: £55
Tahvon Campbell:
Ryan Hedges: £50
Darren Ward: £50
Ben Whitfield: £50
If you wish to bid for a shirt, please follow the below instructions:
· To bid please state the number of the player’s shirt along with the name of the player.
· There will be a minimum reserve of £50 per shirt.
· P&P will be extra should you require it.
· Bid by email only please to KHurley@britishlegion.org.uk

GLOVERS SIGN INSPIRATIONAL DARYL ALLINSON

The 13-year-old from Somerset has put pen to paper on a deal with the Glovers that will see him wear the number one jersey at Huish Park and immediately join up with Darren Way and the first team squad. 
Daryl has previously played for Whitchurch in Bristol and Frome Town Youth before bravely battling a rare form of leukaemia after diagnosis in April 2015.
The Frome-based ‘keeper came to the attention of the Gaffer after conceding just one goal in the Whitchurch Tournament in Bristol prior to 2015, forming the foundation for his Whitchurch side to lift the trophy. 
Diagnosed with Leukaemia Atypical CML Monomonasomie 7 and GATA 2, Daryl is possibly the only child in the UK to have had this very rare condition. After an unsuccessful bone marrow transplant last year, the Allinson family had to fundraise £100,000 to fund and support Daryl through a second transplant. 
Branded a ‘100% success’ by doctors, Daryl is now at home recovering and able to return his focus to football, leading to the Glovers pouncing for his signature ahead a host of other clubs including Daryl’s boyhood team, Chelsea. 
Town manager Darren Way was delighted with the latest addition to his squad. 
“I’ve been looking to bring Daryl in for some time following his performances on the pitch, but in recent times his determination, bravery and attitude during a difficult period has been inspiring. 
“Daryl is a fantastic role model for everyone and a shining example of what positivity and fortitude can achieve. 
“I’m pleased to add Daryl to the squad and he’ll challenge Artur Krysiak and Jonny Maddison for a starting spot here at Huish Park – starting today, where he’ll have his first training session with us.”
Everyone at Yeovil Town Football Club wishes Daryl all the best during his time at Huish Park, and hopes to see continued progress in terms of Daryl’s recovery. 

SUPPORT THE GLOVERS IN THE EMIRATES FA CUP FIRST ROUND

Town are looking to extend their unbeaten run to five matches having pushed up to 11th in Sky Bet League Two, and will now focus their attentions on the world’s oldest domestic cup competition. 
With a fine history in the Emirates FA Cup for giant killing, Yeovil will be looking to avoid an upset on this occasion when they face Solihull, but will be buoyed by their four-match unbeaten streak at Huish Park which has included three victories and one draw. 
With kick-off at 3pm on Saturday November 5th, prices are as follows:
Adults: £15
Senior/Disable/Young Person: £10
Under-16’s: £5
All stands will be open for the fixture, with tickets able to be purchased via the Huish Park ticket office either in person or by calling 01935 847888. Alternatively, tickets are available to buy online by clicking here.

FILL YOUR STOCKINGS WITH NEW STOCK FROM THE CLUB SHOP

There are new items for both adults and juniors throughout the shop, ranging from t-shirts and jumpers to coats and sweaters. 

With winter closing in, adults have the choice of two new coats in the Club Shop, both costing £65 and featured in the gallery above. The quilted coat offers a smart option during the winter season, whilst the waterproof jacket (as modelled by Kevin Dawson) provides protection from the elements. 
A youth option is also available for £40, and again can be seen in the gallery above. 
New sweat tops are also now available for purchase in both adult and youth sizes, with Kevin Dawson modelling the adult sweat top which can be bought for £35. 
For a smarter occasion, new adult v-neck jumpers can be purchased for £40 (as modelled by Kevin Dawson) whilst a festive Christmas jumper – perfect for any stocking or just to get in the festive spirit – is available for £30 (adults) and £25 (youth). 
Make the most of the new stock by visiting the Club Shop, open between 10-4 Monday to Friday and 10-5 on home matchdays.