Month: July 2017

Trio win chance to be in official squad photo

With a competition running across Town’s official Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, the winners will join Darren Way and the first-team squad at Huish Park on Tuesday afternoon. 

Mike Watts, Ed Raggett and Sue Brown all participated by ‘liking’ and sharing the respective competition posts on the three platforms and will don the famous green and white kit for Tuesday’s photo. 

Thank you to all who participated, we’ll be running more competitions throughout the season. 

Town midfielder on BBC Somerset

Presenter Geoff Twentyman will be hosting this year’s Sports Forum, which is to be broadcast live from 7pm. 

Answering questions from an audience live at Ashton Gate – the event’s venue – Bailey will be joined by Bristol Rovers player/coach Lee Mansell, Bristol City midfielder Marlon Pack, plus Bristol Rugby head coach Pat Lam and Bath Rugby and England international Charlie Ewels.

Supporters wishing to tune in can do so via BBC Somerset (95.5FM), BBC Radio Bristol (94.9FM, 104.6MW and 103.6MW), plus online.

Fans can also keep an eye out for a Facebook Live broadcast on BBC Radio Bristol’s Facebook page later this evening. 

Commercial Manager completes second charity bike ride

Starting and ending on closed roads in central London, Dave covered the 100-mile distance in 5 hours 52 minutes with just short of 5,000 feet of hills to conquer in the Surrey countryside. 

Speaking after completing the challenge, Dave said: “The ride was an amazing experience and one I enjoyed every minute of – even the challenging moments at Leith Hill and Box Hill!” 

In total, Dave raised in excess of £1,500 and would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who sponsored him with proceeds going to the Whizz Kidz Charity which supplies much-needed help and support to children with ranging disabilities.

iFollow match passes now available

A match pass, costing the equivalent of just £5, will allow overseas fans to choose specific Sky Bet EFL matches to watch during the regular league season and offers fans greater choice in how they follow the Glovers.

The new subscription offer is available ahead of the opening day of the season, which sees Darren Way’s side travel to Luton Town live on iFollow on Saturday August 5th in Yeovil’s first ever Sky Bet EFL league fixture to be broadcast online to overseas fans. A further 30 fixtures will be available to fans across the league over the opening weekend.

Additionally, Town has launched a new official club app which is available for free from the App Store and Google Play Store. Fans must download the official app in order to live stream any match via iFollow when using an iOS (Apple Store) and Android (Google Play Store) device.

Overseas fans wanting to find out more about iFollow can view the various subscription packages.

iFollow will, for the first time in English football, enable EFL fans based outside the UK and Republic of Ireland to watch their team during the regular Sky Bet EFL season. With an estimated 270,000 EFL fans based outside the UK, iFollow will allow clubs to enable their supporters to follow the action wherever they are in the world.

More than 1,500 matches will be available in HD quality, with iFollow showing every EFL league match live unless that match has been selected by the EFL’s overseas broadcast partners.

Fans based in the UK and Republic of Ireland will still also have access to live audio commentary, highlights packages and exclusive content as part of the new offering, rebranded to replace the EFL’s previous PlayerHD platform.

TICKETS | Buy in advance for Bournemouth pre-season finale

Eddie Howe’s side head to Somerset ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two opener at Luton Town. 

Tickets will be available via the Huish Park ticket office on the night but supporters are advised to miss matchday queues by buying in advance. 

Prices for the clash are as follows:
Adult – £10
Concession – £5
Under-16 – FREE

The Tamburino Stand will be the only stand open for home supporters. To buy your tickets, call the ticket office on 01935 847888, visit in person or buy online

Subscribe now to iFollow Glovers

Launched in conjunction with the new club website (www.ytfc.net) earlier this summer, the new iFollow service replaces Glovers Player with new added benefits.

Hosting interviews, videos, match commentary, full match replays* and more, supporters have the choice of three subscription options:

iFollow Glovers subscription options

New International subscribers will pay £110 per year, to include the live stream of matches.

Match Pass packages will be available for international subscribers, priced at £5. Supporters should be aware that currently only matches on the first weekend have been made available to purchase. Further games (up until the end of the first batch of TV selections) will be added prior to the start of the season.

To subscribe now for FREE, £4.99 or £45, click here.

*Due to certain games being selected for TV coverage by our international broadcast partners across the world, not every game is available for live video streaming by fans outside the UK & Ireland. Find out which games are ineligible to be broadcast on iFollow.

REPORT | Tiverton Town 2-4 Yeovil Town

Connor Smith and Francois Zoko put the Glovers 2-0 up before Owen Howe’s penalty reduced the deficit at the break.

An unlikely strike from Jordan Rogers levelled the scores before Alefe Santos restored the lead minutes after coming on.

Smith doubled his tally with a sublime free-kick in the closing stages to round off a good solo and team display.

In a cloudy afternoon in Devon, the visitors almost took the lead with just five minutes on the clock as Otis Khan’s tempting cross whistled inches past the far post, grazing Jake Gray’s studs in the process 

Runners from midfield have been a constant theme throughout pre-season and the trait continued after 10 minutes when Connor Smith tried his luck from just inside the box to no avail.

But the Glovers fluent attacking performance in the opening exchanges soon paid off, as the ball fell to Irishman Smith 20 yards from goal before coolly curling an effort into the top corner with 16 minutes on the clock.

With a monopoly on possession Way’s side remained on the front foot, with Olufela Olomola having a shot deflected just wide and Tom James seeing a cross-cum-shot trickle past the far post as the game ticked past the 20-minute mark.

The relentless pressure told just before the half-hour mark, however, as Keston Davies’ long ball caused a defensive mix-up allowing Zoko to round an advanced Martin Rice and pass the ball into an empty net.

Despite failing to test visiting stopper Krysiak, Tivvy found an immediate way back into the match via the penalty spot.

After James was adjudged to have pushed Nick Hurst in the box, Howe confidently dispatched the spotkick from 12 yards to reduce the arrears.  

A goal for the hosts didn’t alter the pattern of the match with the Glovers remaining in control up until the break, with three alterations made at the halfway point.

Sowunmi, Browne and an unnamed trialist replaced Nathan Smith, Otis Khan and James Bailey, as preparation continued for the Sky Bet League Two season in just seven days’ time. 

The referee’s whistle re-started proceedings and immediately saw Town resume on the front foot.

Both James and Jake Gray fired venomous efforts off target following mazy runs, before Tiverton once again found the back of the net against the run of play. 

Krysiak’s attempted pass was cut-out by second half substitute Rogers, allowing the Yellows striker to walk the ball in for an unlikely equaliser with 51 minutes on the clock. 

Looking to immediately retake the lead, Olomola and Gray both watched venomous strikes fly wide, before substitute Browne cut inside and curled an effort into the arms of Rice.

Encamped in the Tivvy half the visitors retook the lead just past the hour mark, as another summer signing notched their first goal in green and white.

An angled ball over the top was expertly brought down by Santos, who emphatically drilled past Rice to make it 3-2.

Way’s side continued the flood the box with numbers in search of a fourth goal which their play largely deserved, and were rewarded with 10 minutes remaining.

Impressive throughout, Smith doubled his tally for the afternoon in stunning fashion, dispatching a 25-yard free-kick into the top corner to round off an entertaining afternoon in Devon. 

Tiverton Town: Rice, Hurst, Price, Landricombe, Gregory, Carter, Gardner, Rogers, Knowles, Bath, Howe

Yeovil Town: Krysiak, Alfei (Dickson 65’), Davies, N. Smith Sowunmi (46’), James, Smith, Bailey (Trialist 46’), Gray, Khan (Browne 46’), Zoko (Santos 64’), Olomola. 

TICKETS | Prices confirmed for friendly

The Glovers head to Devon for their penultimate pre-season test, taking on Southern Premier Division outfit Tiverton Town. 

A full match preview including team news can be found here, with tickets available to buy for the following prices:
Adult – £9
Concession – £6.50
Under-16 – £1

PREVIEW | Tiverton Town v Yeovil Town

With the Sky Bet League Two season just a week away, the Glovers travel to Ladysmead to take on Southern Premier Division outfit Tiverton Town.

Town will do so with a close to full-fitness squad, heading to Devon only with doubts over Bevis Mugabi, Ryan Dickson and Stephane Zubar. 

New signing Daniel Alfei will feature for the first time as a contracted Yeovil Town player, whilst James Bailey, Connor Smith, Rhys Browne, Jake Gray, Olufela Olomola, Keston Davies and Alefe Santos will all be involved as Yeovil’s new contingent.

For Tiverton, the clash with Darren Way’s side will be their fifth pre-season outing, following on from defeats to Plymouth Argyle, Street and Truro City and a victory over Torquay United. 

Yeovil fans making the short journey can purchase tickets on the day.

WATCH | Daniel Alfei chats after signing

The 25-year-old has spent the last two weeks on trial with Town, but put pen to paper on a deal that will see him remain in Somerset until at least 2019.

Yeovil’s ninth summer signing, Alfei discusses his move to join Town and his hopes for the 2017/18 Sky Bet League Two season.

New arrival Alfei ready to hit the ground running

The 25-year-old has featured in the last four pre-season friendlies, including 90 minutes against Bristol Rovers on Tuesday. 

Now an official Yeovil player having signed a two-year deal at Huish Park, the former Swansea City defender is ready to start the 2017/18 Sky Bet League Two season.

Speaking to YTFC.net, he said: “I can’t wait for it (the season) to start.

“Pre-season is good for getting games, seeing how everyone plays and what the manager wants but it’s all about the season so the sooner that starts the better.

“I’ve been here two weeks so it’s nice to get something sorted, I’ve settled in and can’t wait to get started soon.”

Alfei spent last season with Aberystwyth Town in the Welsh Premier Divison, but previously enjoyed EFL loan spells with Portsmouth, Northampton and Mansfield.

Now back in League Two, the right-back is targeting a regular spot as part of the Glovers back four.

“My goal and ambition is to play football and play as high as I can,” he said.

“I need to be playing regularly for a season at least, so that’s my plan.

“I want to get as many games as I can in a season; 40 plus for me. It’s important to stay injury free to maintain your performance and minutes on the pitch but a full season of full fixtures is what I’m aiming to get.”

Are you interested in sponsoring Daniel for the 2017/18 season? Please contact Commercial Manager Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email DLinney@ytfc.net.

Alfei becomes a Glover

Having spent time on trial with Town, the 25-year-old has put pen to paper on a deal that will see him remain in Somerset until at least 2019. 

The right-back rose through the ranks at Swansea’s Academy, earning international call-ups for Wales at Under-17, 19 and 21 level in the process.

Signing a professional contract at the Liberty Stadium in 2011, Alfei was named man of the match on his first-team debut, a 4-0 win over Colchester United in the FA Cup. 

The Swansea-born defender made his Premier League debut a week later in January 2011, before making almost 40 EFL appearances during loan spells with Portsmouth, Northampton and Mansfield.

Having featured in Town’s last four pre-season fixtures including 90 minutes against Bristol Rovers on Tuesday, Alfei bolsters defensive options ahead of the 2017/18 season. 

With the latest addition to his squad confirmed, manager Darren Way told YTFC.net:

“How Daniel has been playing non-league football for Aberystwyth Town is beyond me. 

“It’s up to him now to take this opportunity and aim for 40 league games this season.”

Would you like to sponsor Daniel this season? Please contact Commercial Manager Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email DLinney@ytfc.net.

Club launches ticket bundle option

Offering supporters the chance to tailor the games they attend whilst still benefiting from savings compared to matchday prices, the club now offer six and 12 match bundles.

Available to purchase online (coming soon), over the phone or via the Huish Park ticket office, six or 12 voucher codes will enable you to pick and choose the games you wish to attend at a discounted rate.

With the new system up and running, Ticket Office Manager Rob Baker said: “The new ticket bundles are an exciting new option for supporters who cannot commit to a season ticket or know that they can only make certain games.

“This offers a really flexible way for fans to hand-pick the matches they want and still save money against the price of a matchday ticket.”

Speaking on behalf of the Supporters Alliance, Chairman Rich Rendell added: “I am very pleased that the club has listened to the fans and the Supporters Alliance on this matter.”

To find out more please click here. Contact the Huish Park ticket office in person or via 01935 847888 to buy your bundle. Online purchase will be available soon. 

Santos out to make Town shine

The 22-year-old has been on trial at the club for the entirety of pre-season and has now penned a two-year contract at Huish Park.

Ex-Derby County man Santos has been involved in all of the Glovers’ friendlies and came off the bench in the game against his former team Bristol Rovers.

After extensive chats with manager Darren Way, the creative Brazilian is relishing the chance to repay him during the 2017/18 campaign.

“I’m delighted to be here and I’m looking forward to it,” Santos told YTFC’ iFollow.

“I’ve been here since July 1st and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. It’s now time for me to get first-team football; the gaffer has given me that opportunity.

“It’s been hard because everyone has been asking if I’m signing, if I’m staying and I just had to try and say nothing!”

He continued: “The gaffer came to me and said he wanted me here which was a good thing for a player to know. In games I’ve played I’ve had to do my best and show him what I’ve got.

“He said he sees me in different positions – up front, on the wing and midfield where I’ve been in pre-season. He then said it was up to me and I didn’t think about it because I want to be here.

“I’ve had a taste of League Two with Bristol Rovers and now I’m looking forward to help the team shine and get them where we need to be.”

Are you interested in sponsoring Alefe for the 2017/18 season? Please contact Commercial Manager Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email DLinney@ytfc.net.

REPORT | Yeovil Town 1-3 Bristol Rovers

Seconds prior to the interval, Billy Bodin swept home from Chris Lines’ set piece for the game’s opener. 

The Rovers man doubled his side’s lead after the break before Nathan Smith reduced the deficit from close range.

It didn’t remain 2-1 for long as Byron Moore neatly finished from Bodin’s through ball to restore the visitors’ two-goal advantage and round off the scoring.

Town boss Darren Way made four changes to the side that won 2-1 at Frome Town on Saturday.

Defenders Tom James, Omar Sowunmi and trialist Daniel Alfei stepped into the back four, while Southampton loanee Olufela Olomola partnered Francois Zoko up front.

The Glovers started the brighter of the two sides, pinging the ball around with precision and after a couple of half breaks, they tested Rovers stopper Adam Smith for the first time.

A sweeping break led to Olomola picking up possession from 25 yards and as he searched for the far corner with a right-footed effort, Tom Lockyer stuck out a leg to deflect it to his keeper.

Visiting forward Ellis Harrison replied with a speculative volley which ended nearer the corner flag than the goal and Tom Broadbent directed a powerful header straight at Jonny Maddison.

Bodin then took aim from distance to no avail, before Zoko’s brilliant burst to byeline and chop back inside concluded with a shot into the sidenetting.

Moments later, Harrison had a glorious chance to put the Pirates ahead but headed over from eight yards after a crisp Lee Brown delivery.

Things got a bit heated when James Bailey put in a crunching tackle in the centre circle as the first half began to tail off.

But it did end in a goal.

After Rhys Browne cynically brought down Moore on the left, Lines found Bodin in space with a clever free kick along the floor and the former Swindon Town man netted with aplomb.

Bodin had evidently found his scoring boots as he doubled Rovers’ lead after the interval.

When Harrison’s scuffed shot flew across the face of goal, the 25-year-old was on hand to poke into the net leaving the hosts hoping to see an offside flag.

Town pulled one back five minutes later when Nathan Smith knocked in Bailey’s cross from the right for his second goal in as many friendlies but their hope of an immediate comeback was short-lived when Moore flicked over Maddison for Rovers’ third.

Otis Khan was thwarted by the legs of Adam Smith as the Green and Whites searched for a way back into the match, however with substitutions being made regularly – by both teams – in the latter stages, it proved a difficult task.

Yeovil Town: Maddison, Alfei, Sowunmi (Davies 83), N.Smith, James, Browne, Bailey (Gray 78), C.Smith (Santos 78), Khan, Zoko (Trialist 83), Olomola (Trialist 83). Not Used: Krysiak, Tomlinson, Ismail, Trialist, Trialist.

Bristol Rovers: A.Smith, Leadbitter (Russe 24), Brown, Lockyer, Broadbent, Lines, Sercombe (Jones 75), Clarke, Harrison, Bodin (Ellington 70), Moore (Menayese 75). Not Used: Jonkerman.

Brazilian Santos snapped up by Glovers

The 22-year-old agrees a two-year deal at Huish Park having spent the whole of pre-season with the Glovers.

Brazil-born Santos spent time at Southampton and Stoke City before progressing through the Academy setup at Bristol Rovers.

Having made his EFL debut as a 17-year-old, the versatile midfielder signed his first professional contract at the Memorial Ground in 2013 before becoming a regular throughout the 2013/14 season.

Santos impressed throughout the campaign, leading to then Premier League outfit Hull City chasing his signature, before joining Sky Bet Championship side Derby County in the summer of 2014 for an undisclosed fee.

The Brazilian was handed his Rams debut in the first month of the season by Steve McClaren and went on to spend time away from Pride Park on loan at Notts County and Eastleigh.

He becomes Town’s eighth summer signing.

“Alefe has been unlucky at Derby with a high turnover of managers, but I think he’s a special talent,” manager Darren Way told YTFC.net.

“It’s up to him now to take this opportunity and work extremely hard to make it happen.”

Would you like to sponsor Alefe this season? Please contact Commercial Manager Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email DLinney@ytfc.net.

TICKETS | Buy tickets in advance for Town v Bristol Rovers

The Glovers entertain Rovers in what will be their fifth pre-season friendly, as preparation continues for the 2017/18 season. 

The Tamburino Stand will be open for Town supporters whilst Rovers fans will be situated in the Screwfix Stand with fans advised to purchase in advance to avoid matchday queueing

Prices for the encounter are as follows:
Adults – 6
Senior – £3
Young Person – £3
Junior – FREE

Tickets can be purchased online and via the Huish Park ticket office either in person or by calling 01935 847888.

WATCH | When Town went white water rafting

Having played Llanelli Town in midweek, the squad donned wetsuits for an afternoon of team bonding. 

View how the afternoon went and hear from members of the squad as well as Tom White from Jones Building Group, with Town’s main sponsors spending time away with the first-team.

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town v Bristol Rovers

The encounter will be Town’s fifth pre-season fixture of the summer, with Rovers following on from Bristol City’s visit to Somerset 10 days previous. 

It will be the first meeting between the two sides since October 2016, when Darrell Clarke’s side were victorious on penalties in the Checkatrade Trophy group stage following a 0-0 draw at the Memorial Ground. 

The fixture will offer home supporters the chance to once again see six of the seven summer arrivals in action, with Rhys Browne, Jake Gray, Connor Smith, Olufela Olomola, James Bailey and Keston Davies all on display. 

Defender Stephane Zubar will sit out the third match in a row following an injury picked up at the start of pre-season, whilst goalkeeper Artur Krysiak continues his comeback from an ankle injury sustained towards the end of last season.

After the Family Football Festival at Huish Park 10 days ago, Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust will be hosting a tournament for their Under-13,14 and 15s, with the final being played on the Huish Park pitch at half-time.

Fans are advised to purchase tickets in advance to avoid matchday queues, with copies of Green & White programme costing just £1. 

REPORT | Frome Town 1-2 Yeovil Town

Defender Marcus Mapstone put the home team ahead before Nathan Smith nodded in a reply.

Winger Rhys Browne fired in the Glovers’ winner – their third victory of pre-season.

But regardless of the football, the day was a charitable success with the game raising funds for local semi-professional player Jamie Mines.

Manager Darren Way made three changes with Keston Davies, Connor Smith and Francois Zoko coming in for Omar Sowunmi, Jake Gray and Olufela Olomola, who all dropped to the bench.

Frome came out of the blocks quickly and forward Jake Jackson had the game’s first chance, glancing wide from Ben Withey’s deep left-wing cross.

Soon after, Yeovil had their opening opportunity. Connor Smith dribbled past three red shirts before firing over the crossbar with his left foot.

Chas Hemmings then tested Jonny Maddison with a dipping free kick from a 25-yard, an effort the Glovers goalkeeper needed two attempts to fully grasp.

A lull in the game followed until the hosts took the lead on 33 minutes. 

Robins midfielder George Miller sent a long free kick to the back stick where Mapstone evaded his marker to head past the despairing dive of Jonny Maddison. 

The scoreline didn’t stay at 1-0 for long as Town equalised almost immediately.

A driven corner from Otis Khan was met by Nathan Smith whose powerful header couldn’t be kept out despite the efforts of a covering defender on the line.

Yeovil would have gone into the break in front if not for some brilliant keeping from home stopper Kyle Phillips.

Captain James Bailey played a perfect through ball for Easter to run on to and he looked certain to finish when one-on-one but Phillips got a big paw to his shot to claw it away.

At the other end, Maddison again got the better of a Hemmings’ set-piece, this time tipping the the ball round the post before Town began to raise the tempo.

Substiture Olufela Olomola burst down the right to the byeline and pulled back for Rhys Browne, who missed the target from 12 yards.

The ex-Grimsby Town made amends moments later, putting Town ahead with a powerful strike.

Khan released the tricky wide man who dispatched high into the roof of the net with his right foot.

Yeovil squandered the chance to wrap the game up from spot as Olomola hit the foot of the post rather than finding the back of the net but all in all, it was another good test – a different one at least – ahead of the season opener against Luton Town in two weeks time.

Yeovil Town: Maddison (Trialist 69), Mugabi (Trialist 69), Davies (Sowunmi 46), N.Smith (James 69), Dickson (Trialist 69), Khan (Ismail 69), C.Smith (Trialist 46), Bailey (Gray 46), Browne (Trialist 69)., Easter (Olomola 46), Zoko (Trialist 69).

Frome Town: Phillips, Hobbs (Griffiths 63), Withey, Teale, Mapstone, Hemmings, Jeffries, Miller, Jackson (Bath 75), Bryant (Davies 46), Knight (Raines 46). Not Used: Price.

 

Way urges Town fans to make charity match a memorable one

The Glovers travel to North Somerset to take on the Robins in a charity match for Jamie, who suffered life changing injuries after being electrocuted at work in December 2016.

With Yeovil’s full first-team travelling to the Special Effect Stadium, Way is calling on Town supporters to make the occasion a special one.

He told YTFC.net: “I’ve been looking forward to this match more than most in our pre-season schedule because it’s to support an unbelievably brave individual.

“Having spoken to those closest to Jamie from the time of the accident it will be a humble moment for me to take a team there to help support Jamie’s ongoing recovery.

“I urge all Yeovil fans to make this a memorable day for Jamie and come together to support a very brave individual.”

Tickets are available on the gate with the match starting at three o’clock.

Sir Alex Ferguson pledges support for Jamie Mines

The Glovers travel to take on Frome Town in a charity match this Saturday in aid of Jamie who suffered life-changing injuries having been electrocuted at work in December 2016.

A well-known semi-professional footballer in the local area, the inspirational character has received words of support from former Manchester United manager Sir Alex ahead of the friendly.

Speaking to YTFC.net, Ferguson said: “I would like to send on my best wishes to Jamie who has gone through an unbelievably tough time.

“Having learned of Jamie’s situation and how brave he has been, I only feel admiration towards him.”

He added: “Saturday’s charity match will be a great occasion and one which everyone should support.” 

Having been in contact with those closest to Jamie, Yeovil manager Darren Way agreed to take his side to North Somerset as part of their pre-season schedule.

Tickets can be purchased on the day from the Special Effect Stadium with the match getting underway at three o’clock. 

PREVIEW | Frome Town v Yeovil Town

Well known in the area, Jamie was electrocuted at work in December 2016 and received life-changing injuries. 

Having kept in close communication with those close to Jamie, Town manager Darren Way agreed to take his side to the Special Effect Stadium for a charity match, with proceeds going towards the former Frome player’s fundraising. 

Tickets for the match are available on the day with further donations able to be made here.

The encounter will be Yeovil’s fourth pre-season friendly, having already taken on Weymouth, Bristol City and Llanelli Town. 

Way will still be without Stephane Zubar due to injury but will have the services of defender Tom James who returned in midweek at Llanelli having suffered concussion in training. 

Five of Town’s summer signings will be on display in North Somerset with those who can attend are urged to come and support Jamie who will be at the match. 

TICKETS | Pay on the day at Frome

The local semi-professional footballer was electrocuted at work in December 2016 and suffered serious injuries which included having his hands and one leg amputated. 

Darren Way’s side travel to Frome Town for their fourth pre-season friendly to support Jamie in his recovery, with all proceeds going towards his fundraising campaign. 

Prices on the gate are as follows:
Adults – £7.50
Concessions – £5
Under-16s – FREE

You can also support Jamie here.

TICKETS | Checkatrade Trophy dates and prices set

The Glovers begin with a trip to Sky Bet League Two rivals Exeter City on Tuesday, August 29th before hosting Chelsea Under-21s (Wednesday, October 25th).

Darren Way’s side will end the group stage with a home match against Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday, November 28th.

All three games will be 7.45pm kick-offs.

Prices for the two matches at Huish Park are as follows:

Adults – £10
65 and over – £5
16-21 – £5
Under-16 – FREE

Tickets for Town’s opener at St James Park are priced at:

Adults – £12
Over 64 and Students – £8
Under-18 – £4

REPORT | Llanelli Town 0-2 Yeovil Town

In a game dominated by the Glovers, the tricky winger found the back of the net with a first-half free-kick as the visitors engineered copious opportunities against their Welsh opponents.

Second half substitute Francois Zoko doubled the lead late on, as preparation for the 2017/18 season continued.

Darren Way made three changes to the side that started against Bristol City at the weekend, handing Omar Sowunmi and Olufela Olomola their first starts in pre-season as well as an unnamed trialist.

The trio of Keston Davies, Zoko and Connor Smith started on the bench, alongside defender Tom James who featured for the first time in pre-season having recovered from concussion picked up in training.

With four of the Glovers new signings on the pitch from the start, one of them almost broke the deadlock inside the opening 60 seconds 

Southampton loanee Olufela Olomola, who scored Yeovil’s solitary goal at the weekend, brought down Jake Gray’s ball over the top before whistling an effort just wide of the target.

As expected, Way’s side saw plenty of possession in the opening 45 minutes and went close again with four minutes on the clock as Sowunmi failed to direct James Bailey’s corner on target.

In a rare foray into the Glovers half the hosts tested stopper Jonny Maddison when Jordan Davies saw an audacious lob tipped over the bar, before the action returned to the other end as Olomola went close again to testing Craig Morris in the home goal. 

After a frantic start, Yeovil took the lead midway through the half when Otis Khan’s free-kick from just outside the box on the left evaded everyone in the middle and nestled in the back of the net.

With a deserved lead, the Green and Whites spurned a chance to double their advantage before the half-hour mark, after Nathan Smith was hauled down in the box by Anthony Finselbach for a penalty.

Summer signing Rhys Browne stepped up from 12 yards, but saw his effort tipped onto the post by a sprawling Morris to keep it 1-0.

As the game ticked towards the break Khan almost added a second from 25 yards as his venomous shot flew just wide, forcing Town to settle for a single goal lead at half-time.

Those who headed down the tunnel didn’t re-emerge for the second half, with Way making 11 changes as seven trialists accompanied Davies, James, Smith and Zoko for the second 45.

Despite the mass changes the pattern of the match continued, as experienced striker Zoko was twice denied by Llanelli’s stopper with smart saves from close range as the game ticked past the hour-mark.

Having brought on young ‘keeper Kai Rees, the hosts continued to hold firm as two Town trialists were denied in quick succession by the home stopper, with the Glovers still entrenched in the Reds half.

But with the last kick of the game Town made it 2-0 when Zoko was rewarded for his persistence in the second half with a goal of his own to continue the Glovers pre-season with a victory. 

Yeovil Town: Maddison (Trialist 46’), Mugabi (Trialist 46’), Sowunmi (Davies 46’), Smith (James 46’), Dickson (Trialist 46’), Browne (Trialist 46’), Bailey (Smith 46’), Gray (Trialist 46’), Khan (Trialist 46’), Olomola (Zoko 46’), Trialist (Trialist 46’).

Llanelli Town: Morris (Rees 46’), Graves, Finselback (Jones 30’), C. Thomas, R. Thomas, Clarke, Bevan, Davies, Samuel, Loveridge, Trundle. 

VACANCY | Catering and hospitality staff wanted

Successful applicants for catering and hospitality roles will be part of the event day team and will have a high standard of customer care and cleanliness.

Offering an excellent rate of pay and full training, the roles available are as follows:
– Teabar staff (1pm – 5pm)
– Bar staff and waiting staff (12noon – 6pm)

To apply, fill in the application form and send them to Hospitality Manager Clive Robinson (CRobinson@ytfc.net). All applicants should be over 16-years of age. 

Welsh rugby legend visits training camp

A friend of Yeovil manager Darren Way, Jones shared experiences from a career that included three Grand Slam wins and 75 caps for Wales.

Offering the newly assembled Glovers squad the chance to quiz the former Osprey on everything from captaining his nation to dealing with social media, the talk continued Town’s varied pre-season schedule.

The Yeovil squad sit and listen to Ryan Jones' presentation

Way’s side are spending time at The Vale Resort near Cardiff as well as facing Llanelli in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday night

The camp carries on from Yeovil’s opening two pre-season fixtures and activities which have included a 24-mile bike ride and gruelling run along the Dorset coastline in preparation for the 2017/18 season.

TICKETS | Pay on the night at Llanelli

Darren Way’s side travel to Stebonheath Park for their third pre-season match, having registered a win and loss against Weymouth and Bristol City respectively. 

Available to purchase on the night, tickets are priced as follows:
Adults -£5
OAPs – £3
Under-16s – FREE

Programmes are available to buy for £1, with limited parking also available for those making the trip from Somerset.

PREVIEW |Llanelli Town v Yeovil Town

In Wales for a weeklong training camp, the Glovers make the trip to the Stebonheath Park for their third match in pre-season having already faced Weymouth and Bristol City. 

Six of Town’s seven summer signings were on display against the Robins, with Southampton loanee Olufela Olomola scoring a stunning goal to impress the home faithful. 

The Green and Whites will travel to take on the Welsh side for the first time since 2013, when Town ran out 5-3 winners thanks to strikes from James Hayter (x2), Rohan Ince, Sam Foley and Gozie Ugwu. 

Llanelli ran away with the Welsh League Second Division last season with former Swansea City and Bristol City forward Lee Trundle netting more than 45 times.

Defender Tom James could be in line to return from concussion for Way’s side, whilst defender Stephane Zubar remains a doubt due to an injury picked up against the Terras a week ago. 

Tickets for the encounter are available to purchase on the day. For more information, click here.

Olomola craving more goals

The 19-year-old came on at half-time in Saturday’s pre-season friendly at Huish Park, and showed Town supporters a glimpse of what’s to come during his loan spell from Southampton.

In the 76th minute, Olomola picked the ball up and sauntered downfield before sending a sublime 25-yard strike past the helpless dive of former England under-21 goalkeeper Frank Fielding. 

Over 1,800 Glovers witnessed the stunning effort and the young forward can’t wait to be on the scoresheet again.

“I really did enjoy it,” he told YTFC’s iFollow.

“It was good to be out there in front of the fans and I’m happy I showed them what I can do.

“Hopefully they’ve seen I want to work hard for the team, use my pace to get in behind and excite them.”

He continued: “I’m happy to get my first goal for Yeovil – hopefully it’s the first of many.

“I had runners in front of me and they just took the defenders away. I saw space, drove into it and then hit it with my left foot and luckily it went in!

“I’m really looking forward to the season now. It’s my first real experience of first-team football and I can’t wait to work hard and get some goals for Yeovil.”

Olomola partnered experienced forward Francois Zoko in a two-man attack for 25 minutes on the weekend.

Former Carlisle United man Zoko has played over 290 senior games in England, scoring 71 goals and Olomola insists he will tap into his knowledge.

“He’s got great experience,” he said.

“In training I’ve already noticed his first touch, movement and his great finishing.

“I’m trying to learn off him every day and hopefully some of his good attributes will rub off on my game.”

Wolves tickets now on sale

The first competitive clash between the two sides, the Glovers travel to Molineux on Tuesday August 8th (7.45pm). 

Tickets are priced the following:
Adult – £10
Senior (65+) – £8
17-21 – £8
Under-17s – £5

Supporters wishing to attend can purchase tickets via the Huish Park ticket office either in person or by calling 01935 847888. Online purchase will be available shortly. 

REPORT | Yeovil Town 1-3 Bristol City

A Bobby Reid brace sandwiched Hordur Magnusson’s header to earn the second tier side victory in Somerset.

Olufela Olomola replied for Town in the second period with a beautiful left-footed shot from 25 yards but it proved to be a consolation.

Darren Way made one change to his starting line-up with Swansea City loanee Keston Davies, who signed on a season-long loan on Friday, replacing the injured Stephane Zubar in the heart of the Glovers’ defence.

The 20-year-old had the City’s record signing Famara Diedhiou to contend with and he kept the Senegal international quiet in the opening exchanges as the visitors struggled to breakdown Town’s stubborn backline.

Yeovil had the game’s first chances through Connor Smith’s long range effort and an Otis Khan free kick but City showed their Sky Bet Championship quality with three goals in quick succession.

Iceland international Magnusson’s spiralling long throw found the head of defensive partner Aden Flint who flicked on for Reid to tuck the ball away from close range.

Flint was in the midst of the action moments later, heading Jamie Paterson’s deep set-piece into the area and Magnusson rose above goalkeeper Jonny Maddison to nod into an unguarded net.

Two became three on 28 minutes through Bristol-born Reid who stroked home Republic of Ireland winger Callum O’Dowda’s pullback for his second of the match.

Former Oxford United man O’Dowda almost made it four before half-time but his curling shot, after a sweeping Robins counter-attack, whistled past the far post.

Southampton loanee Olomola was introduced at the break as Yeovil switched to a 4-4-2 formation and the young forward caused havoc amongst the Bristol City ranks from the off, breaking away from their back four before Joe Bryan recovered to make a last-ditch challenge.

Town fought hard for a way back into the contest and almost got what they merited. When Frank Fielding spilled a cross from the right, Khan picked up the loose ball, nudged it to his right but could only find the feet of the away stopper.

Wide man Browne’s venomous drive tested Fielding’s reactions once more before Maddison needed to be at his best to prevent Reid from sealing his hat-trick.

Then Olomola reduced the deficit with 14 minutes remaining. The 19-year-old picked up the ball some way from the goal before smashing a sublime effort past the helpless dive of Fielding to make the final score more respectable.

Yeovil Town: Maddison (Trialist 70), Mugabi (Trialist 70), N.Smith (Sowunmi 70), Davies (Trialist 70), Dickson (Trialist 70), Bailey (Trialist 70), Gray (Trialist 70), C.Smith (Olomola 46), Browne (Trialist 70), Khan (Trialist 70), Zoko. 

Bristol City: Fielding, Pisano (Golbourne 66), Flint, Magnusson (Moore 57), Bryan (Pack 66), O’Dowda (Morton 85), Brownhill, K.Smith (J.Smith 85), Paterson (De Girolamo 78), Reid (Edwards 78), Diedhiou (Hinds 57).

Davies hoping to develop under Way

The 20-year-old became the Glovers’ seventh summer signing, joining on a season-long loan from the top flight outfit.

Davies captained the Welsh side’s under-23s to the Premier League 2 title last term, and also led the young Swans to the Checkatrade Trophy quarter-finals.

His move to Yeovil is the first away from his parent club, and the defender admits he sought advice from team-mates who had previously spent time in Somerset.

“It’s been quite hectic but I’m happy to be here,” Davies told iFollow Glovers.

“I’ve spoken to most of the boys who have come here about what it’s like here and how things work. They all gave positive feedback so it was a no-brainer to come here.”

He continued: “I’ve met the gaffer a few times – he’s always been good.

“He’s all about developing players and giving young players a chance. I think it was always a good decision to come and play here under Darren.” 

The self-described ‘mean’ centre-back who enjoys ‘a good challenge’ goes straight into the squad to face Bristol City on Saturday.

The Robins will have club record signing Famara Diedhiou at their disposal for the first time since his £5.3m move from Angers SCO, and Davies is relishing the chance to come up against him.

“I’m looking forward to playing against him,” he said.

“I don’t really know too much about him but the gaffer will let me know a bit later on how to stop him and what he does.”

Watch Keston’s first game in the green and white this weekend. Tickets are available on the day priced at £8 for adults, £4 for seniors and under-16 to under-21s, while juniors can attend for FREE.

Are you interested in sponsoring Keston this season? Please contact Commercial Manager Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email DLinney@ytfc.net.

Glovers swoop to capture Davies on loan

The 20-year-old captained the Swans’ Under-23s to the Premier League 2 title last season, and becomes the latest in a long line of players to arrive at Huish Park from the Liberty Stadium. 

Davies came through the ranks in South Wales and first featured for the Under-23s aged just 15, before captaining the Under-19s to two FAW Youth Cups. 

A goalscorer in the 2015 final win over rivals Cardiff City, Swansea-born Davies captained the youth side on 16 occasions in the league last season, and a further five times in the youngsters’ run to the Checkatrade Trophy quarter-finals. 

Davies is the Glovers’ second defensive signing of the summer, joining experienced centre-back Stephane Zubar in donning Green and White. 

Having captured Davies’ services, manager Darren Way was delighted to continue Town’s relationship with Swansea.

“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to work with Keston,” Way told YTFC.net.

“He’s the latest in a long line of players to be entrusted to us from Swansea and I’d like to thank Huw Jenkins and everyone else at the club for their help in completing the move.”

Would you like to sponsor Keston this season? Please contact Commercial Manager Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email DLinney@ytfc.net.

Family Football Festival this Saturday

  • Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust tournament 
  • Under-11s tournament 
  • FREE entry for kids (Under-16)
  • One off chance to enjoy a tour of the dressing rooms and meet the manager and players at full time
  • Music and refreshments from 12noon
  • Junior Glovers Family Cabin open

As well as Sky Bet Championship outfit Bristol City heading to Somerset to take on the Glovers on Saturday (3pm), Huish Park hosts a Football Festival for all the family. 

With music and refreshments available as well as the upstairs bars open for all from 12 noon, the football begins from mid-morning.

Local Under-11 teams are taking part in a tournament from 10.30am on the top pitch while Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust hold a tournament on the 3G from 1 o’clock, with the respective finals played on the hallowed Huish Park pitch at half-time of Town v Bristol City.

The Junior Glovers Family Cabin will be open allowing young supporters to enjoy a host of activities including Fifa 17, before the main event which sees Darren Way’s side test themselves against Lee Johnson’s Robins, who’ll be boasting record signing Famara Diedhiou for the first time since completing his £5.3m move from Angers SCO.

All of Town’s new signings will be on display as preparation continues for the Sky Bet League Two season, with under-16s able to enjoy FREE entry to take in all the action. 

After full time, supporters will be able to head down the tunnel and enjoy a one-off tour of the dressing rooms and first-team facilities, where the manager and the squad will be waiting. 

Parking is available on site for £2 with tickets for the match costing £8 (adults) and £4 (concessions). Programmes will be available priced at £1.

Pay on the day for Bristol City

The match will be the Glovers’ first in Somerset since they secured their safety at the back end of last season, and will give supporters the chance to watch all six summer signings in home action for the first time.

Senegal international Famara Diedhiou is in line for his debut for the visitors after making a £5.3m move to Ashton Gate from Angers SCO in June.

Tickets for the match are priced at £8 for adults, £4 for seniors and under-16-to-under-21s, while juniors can attend for FREE.

The club would like to remind fans they can buy in advance online and would advise them to do so to avoid queuing on the day.

Yeovil fans will be situated in the Tamburino Stand while away supporters will be in the Screwfix Stand.

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town v Bristol City

Five of Darren Way’s summer additions started in the Glovers’ 2-1 win over local rivals Weymouth in midweek, while Southampton loanee Olufela Olomola looked bright off the bench.

It was two familiar faces who were on hand to earn Yeovil victory in Dorset, with Otis Khan cancelling out Brandon Goodship’s opener before Bevis Muagbi’s stooping header turned things around after the break.

Saturday’s opponents Bristol City are three games ahead in terms of preparation for the 2017/18 campaign.

The Robins opened their pre-season account with a narrow win in Guernsey before dismantling Bristol Manor Farm 11-0 in the club’s annual community match.

Lee Johnson’s team notched a third win in succession against Bath City while a youthful side went down 2-0 at Torquay United. 

There will be no Lee Tomlin for City this weekend after he completed a move to Cardiff City, but club record signing Famara Diedhiou will make his debut.

The Senegal international sealed a £5.3m move to Ashton Gate from Angers SCO in June, a day after the BS3 outfit brought in their only other new recruit to date – Italian right-back Eros Pisano.

Before the game, Huish Park plays host to a Family Football Festival with music and refreshments available from 12noon.

In mid-morning, local Under-11 teams are taking part in a tournament on the top pitch while Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust will hold a tournament on the 3G from 1pm, with the respective finals played on the hallowed first-team turf.

The Junior Glovers Family Cabin will be open allowing young supporters to enjoy a host of activities including Fifa 17, and after the game fans can head down the tunnel and enjoy a one-off tour of the dressing rooms and first-team facilities, where the manager and the squad will be waiting. 

Parking is available on site for £2 with tickets for the match costing £8 (adults) and £4 (concessions). Programmes will be available priced at £1.

Matchday volunteers wanted

All volunteers will receive free admission for the match, enabling them to enjoy Town’s first home pre-season match.

Car park stewards will be required before kick-off whilst litter pickers will undertake their duties after full-time.

To apply and for more information, fill in the attached form and email it to info@ytfc.net.

Checkatrade Trophy group and fixtures confirmed

Split into Northern and Southern sections once again, the groups have been chosen to minimise travel time for EFL clubs and fans after supporter feedback. 

Having been grouped with the Devon pairing last week, the Glovers’ group was completed with the addition of Chelsea Under-21s this afternoon. 

Southern Section Group D is as follows:

Group D
Yeovil Town
Exeter City
Plymouth Argyle
Chelsea Under-21s

Town’s cup campaign will begin with a trip to St James Park to take on Exeter City before home ties against Chelsea Under-21s and Plymouth Argyle to round off the group stages. Dates and ticket information will be announced in due course.

The group stage fixtures are as follows:

Match 1: Exeter City v Yeovil Town
Match 2: Yeovil Town v Chelsea Under-21s
Match 3: Yeovil Town v Plymouth Argyle

HIGHLIGHTS | Weymouth 1-2 Yeovil Town

Otis Khan and Bevis Mugabi found the back of the net either side of half-time to cancel out Brandon Goodship’s strike, as all six of Yeovil’s new additions made their first appearance in Green and White. 

The post-match views of both goalscorers can be found on iFollow, by clicking here

2017/18 kits on sale now!

Available for £40 adults and £30 juniors, the Huish Park club shop is open 10am-4pm weekdays and 9.30am until kick-off (3pm) this coming Saturday ahead of the pre-season match with Bristol City. 

New 17/18 home shirt

home 17/18 shorts

The new home strip features three stars above the badge to mark Town’s forthcoming 15th season in the EFL, with each star representing five seasons. 

The modern hooped design features Jones Building Group as the main sponsor with Thatchers across the back between the shoulders. 

White shorts with green trim and white socks with green trim complete the kit. 

away shirt 17/18

away shorts 17/18

The new away strip also features the stars above the badge, as part of a new black checked design which features gold and green detailing on the sleeves. 

Black shorts with green trim are complemented by black socks with green trim. 

Make sure you head to Huish Park to purchase your 17/18 strip!

Khan pleased to get clicking with new recruits

The 21-year-old’s cool finish restored parity on 32 minutes after former Glover Brandon Goodship had opened the scoring, before Bevis Mugabi headed home to earn the Green and Whites victory in the second half.

Five of manager Darren Way’s six summer signings started alongside Khan at the Bob Lucas Stadium and the tricky attacker was happy to kick-start his relationship with them on the field.

“I really enjoyed it,” he told YTFC’s iFollow.

“It was really nice to be back out there especially with the new faces to get playing and clicking with them.

“They want to get the ball down and play which suits me down to the ground. They get the ball and fizz it out to me quickly so I can do what i need to do.”

Khan latched on to a mistake by Weymouth goalkeeper Mark Travers to net the Glovers’ first goal on the night.

The former Barnsley man scored eight goals in all competitions last term and is hoping for more next season.

“I want to help the team with assists and goals this year so I’m glad I got on the scoresheet,” he said.

“He tried be clever thinking I’m only a short boy and dink it over me but I was quick enough to get on the edge of the box, get on the ball and slide it past him nicely.”

Khan added: “We’re looking to get some momentum going into the season.

“We want to win games but it’s about clicking and putting the things we do in training out on the field so when the first game of the season comes we’re all ready to go.”

Khan’s post-match interview can be watched for free on iFollow. To view Bevis Mugabi’s interview and other content throughout the season, subscribe by clicking here.

REPORT | Weymouth 1-2 Yeovil Town

Goals from Otis Khan and Bevis Mugabi cancelled out Brandon Goodship’s opener to ensure the Glovers began 2017/18 with victory.

Five of Darren Way’s six summer recruits took to the field from the off with James Bailey, captaining the side.

The Glovers controlled possession in the opening exchanges and looked to use the wings as their attacking platform.

Rhys Browne saw two shots in quick succession blocked before Khan went on a mazy run only to be denied by a good stop by goalkeeper Mark Travers.

The former Barnsley man curled over from a 25-yard free kick moments later as Town searched for an opener.

But it was the hosts who grabbed the first goal of the evening through a familiar face to Yeovil supporters.

Right-back Calvin Brooks bombed down the right and fizzed a ball into the six-yard box where Goodship was on hand to tap home.

Weymouth’s lead lasted all of seven minutes as the ever-lively Khan netted a deserved leveller.

The 21-year-old capitalised on a mistake by Travers to calmly slot past the Terras stopper for a goal his performance merited.

Khan continued to be his busy self after the break, dancing down the wing and standing up a cross for Browne whose shot was somehow cleared off the line.

Ex-Grimsby Town attacker Browne was involved in a flowing Yeovil move shortly after, driving in off his wing to tee up Jake Gray but he could only find the arms of Travers.

Then Yeovil got a justified second. After intricate play from the Glovers’ midfield, a pinpoint delivery found Mugabi at the back post and his towering header flew past a helpless Travers.

Southampton loanee Olufela Olomola looked bright off the bench and hit the post with a left-footed strike, but the score remained at 2-1.

A good win against the old rival to kickstart the 2017/18 pre-season campaign. On to the next one.

Yeovil Town: Maddison (Trialist 68), Mugabi (Trialist 68), Zubar (Sowunmi 68), N.Smith (Trialist 68), Dickson (Trialist 68), Bailey (Trialist 68), Gray (Trialist 68), C.Smith (Trialist 68), Browne (Trialist 64), Khan (Trialist 64), Zoko (Olomola 64).

PREVIEW | Weymouth v Yeovil Town

After a week of pre-season training, Town travel to Dorset for their first run out in preparation for the 2017/18 Sky Bet League Two season. 

Yeovil last took on local rivals Weymouth in a behind closed doors friendly in 2013 running out 7-0 winners, with the last competitive fixture between the two sides coming in 1999 – an FA Trophy second round win for Town after a replay. 

New recruits Rhys Browne, Connor Smith, Jake Gray, Stephane Zubar, James Bailey and Fela Olomola are all in line to feature for Darren Way’s side, offering a first glimpse for the travelling Green and White faithful. 

The clash with the Terras kick starts a busy pre-season period, with a further six matches to follow before the campaign begins in August.

Academy ready for Gothia Cup

The Academy will take two teams to Scandinavia (under-15/16s mixed & under-17/18s mixed) to compete against youngsters from across the world in the largest and most international youth tournament.

Almost a million players have participated in the competition since it was first held in 1975 and it has united different cultures, ethnicities, religions and nationalities through football.

The young Glovers are one of 31 English teams playing in Sweden. The group stages for them are as follows:

Under-16/17s
Savedalens IF
St Paul Blackhawks 2
Vimmerby IF
Yeovil Town
Under-17/18s
Helsingborgs IF
Hammarby IF FF
Yeovil Town
TikiTaka Academy

The Academy will depart on Sunday ready for their first match on Monday, and Academy Manager Paul Wilson is looking forward to the trip.

“I’ve been for the last nine years,” he told YTFC.net.

“With the teams I’ve taken in the past it’s a fabulous experience and one the kids will never forget.

“You can’t buy the experience of playing in tournament football against different nationalities and formations, as well as the prospect of penalty shootouts.

“I’m thoroughly looking forward to taking our group of youngsters to compete.”

Follow YTFC.net and our social media channels for the latest news on how the Academy get on in Sweden next week.

Pay on the night at Weymouth

The Glovers head to the Bob Lucas Stadium for their first match of pre-season.

All six of Darren Way’s new recruits are set to be involved.

Adult tickets are priced at £9, concessions are £6 while under-16s can attend for free.

Supporters wishing to attend the match are asked to use the turnstiles at the car park as you enter the ground. 

Yeovil’s last competitive fixture against the Terras came back in 1999 where they needed a replay to overcome the Dorset outfit in the FA Trophy second round.

In 2013, the Green and Whites triumphed in a behind-closed-doors game, running out comfortable 7-0 winners.

Liverpool loanee Michael Ngoo and Kieffer Moore both netted hat-tricks before Junior rounded off the scoring.

Social media reaction: Olufela Olomola

Here’s the best social media reaction following the highly-regarded striker’s move to Huish Park.

Announcement

Facebook

Henry Willard: “Looks like a great finisher! Very composed. Just need to make sure he gets the service!”

Chris Hatton: “Being a Southampton fan , I can tell u that Yeovil have pulled a cracker .. saints fans have been calling for olomola breaking the first team this season”

Stuart Clarke: “Awesome signing for Yeovil, being a saints fan this is a great move for him, quick, skilful and will tear league 2 apart yeovil have a serious player on their hands.”

Sam Coate: “Looks s decent signing, not scared to have a shot!”

Twitter

I heard nothing but good things – Olomola

The 19-year-old becomes the Glovers’ sixth summer signing, joining from Southampton until January.

The striker made his Saints first-team debut last season and is now relishing his first taste of senior football away from St Mary’s.

“I’m buzzing to be here,” he told YTFC’s official YouTube channel.

“I wanted to get a loan move sorted as soon as possible and I’m happy to be here now.

“This is my first time at first-team football, so I’m excited to see if I’m ready for the step up, but I have great confidence in my own ability and I believe I’ll be able to do great things for this football club.”

Olomola featured on the bench for Claude Puel’s side in both the Premier League and Europa League before making his debut in the EFL Cup against Sunderland, and feels he has gained a lot from his time with Southampton’s stars.

“Seeing the first team play on a weekly basis was a great experience, some of the quality is unbelievable and I hope to one day be in that place,” he said

“You gain a lot because you see the ability you need but not just the ability, the work you need off the ball to get to that level as well.”

Despite Olomola’s trip to Huish Park being his first venture away from Hampshire, he links up with a familiar face in former team-mate Bevis Mugabi.

Prior to joining Darren Way’s side, Olomola admits to speaking to Town’s previous Southampton recruit.

He said: “(Bevis said) they made him feel at home here and it’s a very welcoming club.

“He said the manager was great to him and gave him games under his belt. I had a chat with him and he had nothing but good things to say about this club.”

Are you interested in sponsoring Fela for the 2017/18 campaign? Please contact Commercial Manager Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email dlinney@ytfc.net for more information.

Striker Olomola arrives on loan

The 19-year-old, who made his Saints first-team debut last season, will remain at Huish Park until at least January.

Olomola graduated through Arsenal’s youth system before being snapped up by the Hampshire side in 2014, despite interest from West Ham and Newcastle United.

In 2015/16 the young forward notched seven goals in 24 appearances for the under-18s, before signing a two-year professional contract in May 2016 having also represented the under-21s aged just 17.

Also capable of operating out wide, Olomola enjoyed outings in the Checkatrade Trophy for the under-23s during the 2016/17 campaign, scoring two goals in three appearances with strikes against Crawley Town and Colchester United.

Having been named on the first-team bench on several occasions including Southampton’s Premier League clash with Leicester City and Europa League tie against Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Olomola made his professional debut in October last year as Saints saw off Sunderland in the EFL Cup.

Highly-rated by Southampton manager Claude Puel, Olomola becomes manager Darren Way’s sixth summer signing.

“He’s a fantastic young talent who’s been involved with Southampton’s first-team,” Way told YTFC.net.

“He is a strong footballer with very good pace and has scored some very good goals at under-23 level. Welcome to Yeovil, Fela.”

Would you like to sponsor Fela this season? Please contact Commercial Manager Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email DLinney@ytfc.net.

Segregated seating at Weymouth

Yeovil supporters wishing to attend the Bob Lucas Stadium are asked to use the turnstiles at the car park as you enter the ground. 

Tickets can be purchased on the gate at the following prices:

Adults – £9
Concessions – £6
Under-16s – FREE

Social media reaction: James Bailey

The midfielder signed a two-year contract a Huish Park. Here’s the best of the social media reaction to his transfer:

Facebook

Mark Simon Taylor: “Another player with experience. Welcome to HP James hope you enjoy your time with us.”

Matt Gray: “This summer has been great so far, young players and experienced players from great teams, without relying on loans. I’m setting my hopes up for top half of the league.”

Paul Doble: “He was offered a deal at Carlisle .. So we’ve done well to get him ”

Twitter

Town face Devon clubs in Checkatrade Trophy

All groups, which are split into Northern and Southern sections, each currently contain three EFL Clubs with a fourth to be added on Wednesday, July 12th when the 16 invited Under-21 teams are drawn.

EFL Clubs have been placed into their respective groups in order to minimise overall travel for EFL clubs and fans following feedback from clubs. This process will be reviewed at the end of the season.  

The group stage fixtures will also be confirmed next Wednesday, with invited under-21 teams to play all group games away from home.

The Glovers will face one of seven under-21 teams which include:

Brighton & Hove Albion
Chelsea
Fulham
Reading
Southampton
Swansea City
Tottenham Hotspur
West Ham United

FREEVIEW | When Town took to two wheels

Having been kitted out by TRI UK in Yeovil, the Glovers squad headed out into the Somerset countryside as pre-season training continues. 

The ride allowed the Glovers new signings to learn a bit more about their new surroundings, with manager Darren Way leading one of the two groups. 

The second group was led by Commercial Manager Dave Linney, who at the end of the month is taking on the London 100 challenge – a 100-mile cycle ride starting and ending on closed roads in the streets of the capital.

Dave will be supporting The Whizz-Kidz Charity who supply much-needed help and support to children with ranging disabilities. If you would like to donate to this great cause, you can visit Dave’s Virgin Money Giving page by clicking here.
 
Everyone at Yeovil Town Football Club would like to thank TRI UK for their support and efforts in allowing the Town squad to undertake the ride.

Tamburino to continue Main Stand sponsorship

With ties between Yeovil Town Football Club and Tamburino stretching back many years, owner Domenico Taravella and his partners have had a change of heart and opted to continue with the sponsorship of the Tamburino Stand.

Domenico has been a loyal supporter of all at the club for over a decade with the crossover continuing as many of his customers also support the Glovers.

Commercial Manager Dave Linney said: “I’m delighted that Domenico and all at Tamburino’s have decided to renew their stand sponsorship at Huish Park, showing great loyalty and commitment to the club as always.”

Don’t just follow, iFollow

Replacing GloversPlayer, subscribers will have access to exclusive interviews, features and match highlights, as well as being able to listen to live audio commentary of every first-team fixture.

And it gets better! UK-based subscribers will be able to watch full match replays the day after our games, while international subscribers will be able to watch live streams of our matches. 

With a season pass costing £45, subscribers will receive all video content (including full match replays), exclusive content and live audio commentary.

Supporters can also register for a FREE iFollow account, which will allow access to some selected free video content including short highlights packages and exclusive interviews, but this does not include live audio commentary or premium video content.

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Club thank Tamburino as Main Stand naming rights become available

Domenico Taravella and his partners have been the Main Stand sponsor for the past three seasons having previously sponsored the back of the first-team shirts.

The group have been very supportive of Yeovil Town Football Club for many years and have the club’s utmost gratitude.

Tamburino have four different outlets in the surrounding area, boasting Tamburino Restaurant, here in Yeovil; Pizza Pasta Mondo, also in Yeovil, along with Tamburino Gold in Sherborne and Tamburino Village in Street.

All the Tamburino businesses offer quality food in relaxed and authentic Italian surroundings, whilst Pasta Mondo offers excellent food delivered to your door.

Although Tamburino have relinquished the naming rights of the Stand, they will still be supporting the club in other areas.

Commercial Manager Dave Linney said: “My sincere thanks go to Domenico and his partners for their tremendous commercial support of Yeovil Town Football Club that spans over many seasons.

“We look forward to working with the group, albeit on a smaller scale.”

If your company would be interested in holding the naming rights of the Main Stand at Huish Park then please contact Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email dlinney@ytfc.net.

Bailey targeting instant success

The experienced 28-year-old has been a long-standing target for boss Darren Way has put pen to paper on a two-year deal at Huish Park after failing to agree a new deal with Carlisle United.

He featured in both of the Cumbrians’ play-off semi-final clashes with Exeter City and sees no reason why Town can’t achieve a top six finish in 2017/18.

Bailey also admits Way was a huge part in his reason for signing.

“I don’t see why we can’t make the play-offs,” he told YTFC’s official YouTube channel.

“The manager has that desire, and we need the same desire as players. I’m just looking forward to getting going more than anything.”

Bailey added: “The gaffer attracted me with what he wants out of the players, the formation that he’s playing and how attacking minded he wants us. It just seemed promising to me.

“I remember playing against them and they pressed very high, the forwards were bombing all the time attacking and pressing, and I’m just looking forward to getting going more than anything.”

Bailey ame through the ranks at Crewe Alexandra, and gained Sky Bet Championship experience at Derby County before going on to play in India and Canada.

Now contracted at Huish Park until the summer of 2019, the combative midfielder is pleased to be able to focus on the forthcoming season.

“Most of my friends in football are back now in pre-season and I was edging to get involved myself so thankfully this has happened,” he said.

“Pre-season is important for yourself fitness-wise and can put you in good stead for the season but also to meet the players and get that team spirit going early.”

Are you interested in sponsoring James for the 2017/18 campaign? Please contact Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email dlinney@ytfc.net for more information.

Bailey completes Town’s midfield puzzle

The former Derby County man, who can also play right-back, has signed a two-year deal at Huish Park.

Bailey came through Crewe Alexandra’s prestigious Academy and made 55 first-team appearances before transferring to the Rams in 2010.

He spent four years at Pride Park and following two successful loan spells with Coventry City, moved to Barnsley ahead of the 2014/15 campaign.

The experienced 28-year-old featured 29 times for the Tykes but after a solitary year at Oakwell opted for a new challenge in India with Pune City.

During his time in Asia, Bailey played against world stars such as Nicolas Anelka, Florent Malouda, Simao and Helder Postiga.

He then sampled life at Canadian outfit Ottawa Fury before returning to England to sign for Carlisle United on a short-term deal until the end of the 2016/17 campaign.

Bailey helped the Cumbrians reach the Sky Bet League Two play-offs, featuring in both legs, and was offered a new contract but has chosen to move on to pastures new with Yeovil.

“I want to thank everyone for their involvement in this signing,” boss Darren Way told YTFC.net.

“The midfield jigsaw is now complete and we have a few finishing touches to make elsewhere.

“I’ve been chasing James all summer and negotiations have been going on since the season finished, so to get him signed on and committed to the green and white cause is fantastic for the football club.”

Would you like to sponsor James this season? Please contact Commercial Manager Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email DLinney@ytfc.net.

FREEVIEW | Gruelling pre-season run

The four-mile run along Dorset’s coastline was rounded off with a dip in the sea, as preparation for the 2017/18 season continues. 

New signings Rhys Browne, Connor Smith, Jake Gray and Stephane Zubar all took part, along with the rest of the Glovers squad.

Club thank local food partners

Situated along St Michael’s Avenue in Yeovil, the store supplies food for Town’s first-team having been opened by manager Darren Way and members of the Glovers squad back in September 2016.

With the 2017/18 season fast approaching, all at Yeovil Town would like to thank store manager Sharon Whatmore and all at Co-op for their efforts and support.