Month: July 2018

PROGRAMME | Fans needed for new look Green & White!

Freshened up ready for the new campaign, Green & White returns in 2018/19 bulging with content and with more opportunities than ever for fans to get involved!

Fancy sharing your fondest football memories, away day ventures with the Glovers or just giving a birthday shoutout? Then these new features may be for you:

Town Tribe
– A noticeboard for the fans, by the fans
– Celebrating a birthday, special occasion or just attending your fast match? Get a notice put in the programme to make it a match to remember

Fans Favourite
– Questions will be asked on social media via the club’s official accounts with the best responses included in the matchday programme
– Tailored to the fixture, share your nostalgic memories of following Town
– The first question of the season is available to answer on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram NOW!

On the buses!
– Share your experiences from following the Green & White’s over land and sea
– Provide a short away-day diary to feature in the next home programme

If you’re interested in getting involved with the new season’s programme, get in touch! Contact Programme Editor Alex O’Loughlin via media@ytfc.net.

FIXTURE | Two Checkatrade Trophy dates confirmed

Darren Way’s side will start their Trophy campaign at home to West Country rivals Exeter City on Tuesday 4th September (7.45pm), before a trip up the M5 to face Bristol Rovers on Tuesday 9th October (7.45pm).

The Glovers will also stage a home tie against West Ham Under-21s, with a date and kick-off time to be confirmed.

Last season, the Green & Whites reached the semi-final of the competition and will look to make the next step to Wembley in 2018/19.

Ticket prices and information will be released in due course.

TICKETS | Buy online or on the day at Bury

The Huish Park ticket office will be not be pre-selling tickets for the Sky Bet League Two opener, with fans able to buy directly from Bury via both cash and card. 

Fans can only buy tickets in advance online by clicking here.

Prices for the first competitive meeting between the two sides since 2013 are:

Adult – £20
Concessions (65+/Disabled/U23) – £14
Under-18 – £10
Under-16 – £7
Under-12 (must be accompanied by an adult) – £5
Under-5 – FOC

Travel to Greater Manchester will be available with the Green & White Supporters Club, with information found on our Away Tickets page.

TICKETS | Buy on the night at Gillingham

Taking place at Gillingham’s new Woodwater Lane ground, the ticket proceeds will act as a fundraiser for the development of their new home.

Prices for the match are:
Adult – £10
Senior – £5
Under-18 – FREE

With the Sky Bet League Two season starting next weekend with a trip to Bury, a Glovers XI will make the short trip to Dorset on Monday. 

A mixture of Under-18s, trialists and first-team players will make the journey to Dorset.

REPORT | Corby Town 0-3 Yeovil Town

Dominating proceedings against their Northern Premier League opponents Jordan Green’s strike separated the two sides at the break. 

Looking to make their dominance count, Diallang Jaiyesimi continued his impressive pre-season with a well-taken solo goal after the restart before substitute Korrey Henry netted with his first touch to make it 3-0 just past the hour-mark.

Continuing to exhibit their flowing football in the final half an hour Yeovil failed to add to their lead but left Northamptonshire with another convincing victory under their belt with the 2018/19 Sky Bet League Two season looming. 

Likely to be the first-team’s last outing before the league campaign begins next weekend, manager Darren Way fielded an entirely different starting eleven to the one that kicked off at Dorchester Town in midweek. 

Chelsea loanee Nathan Baxter joined up with the squad for the first time in pre-season after covering for Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero’s absence post World Cup, whilst newest recruit Reece Cole started on the bench. 

Academy trio Daniel Ojo, Tyrique Spencer-Clarke and Gabriel Rogers all continued their run with the first-team whilst Gary Warren and Tom James were rested ahead of the new season.

After a nondescript start on a blustery day at Steel Park the Glovers were first to register a meaningful attempt on goal just past the 10-minute mark. 

Rhys Browne’s pace took him from halfway to the byline before pulling the ball back for Jaiyesimi whose strike was hooked off the line by Sam Warburton. 

Looking dangerous out wide Town’s next attack came from the opposite side when Green’s deep cross picked out Francois Zoko, who was only denied by a smart Dan Smith save following neat control. 

Building up a head of steam the visitors broke the deadlock on 22 minutes courtesy of their winger. 

The lively Green spotted space inside from his right-wing position and after moving himself to 20 yards from goal stroked a left-footed shot into the bottom corner for his second goal in pre-season.

Now with the lead and dominating possession the Green & Whites remained on the front foot against the Steelmen. 

Strike pairing Zoko and Jaiyesimi both had chances to extend the visitors’ lead but a combination of wayward finishing and Smith kept the duo at bay. 

In a final act of the half, Dickinson had a free-kick brilliantly tipped around the post as a battling Corby did well to contain a Town side who confidently bossed possession. 

Met after the restart by a deluge of rain, Way was forced into an early sub when Browne picked up a knock. 

Taking the safety-first approach with the new season just a week away, the talented attacker was replaced by an unnamed trialist who almost made an instant impact. 

Latching on to Dickinson’s long throw the winger volleyed just over the bar from close range, but it was soon to become 2-0. 

Encamped in the Steelmen’s half the dangerous Jaiyesimi picked up possession in the box and finding a yard of space dispatched a driven half-volley into the bottom corner to give Smith no chance. 

With a commanding lead, Way made four substitutions just past the hour-mark and Henry found the back of the net with his first touch as the 18-year-old volleyed home Dickinson’s corner to grab his second goal in as many games.

In a rare foray forward at the other end, Stuart Nelson demonstrated good reflexes to tip Jordan Francis’ venomous strike over the bar in what proved to be Corby’s only meaningful attempt on goal. 

Little more than a formality, the Glovers produced an entertaining brand of passing football in the closing stages as the rain continued to fall but it wasn’t enough to dampen Town’s spirits as a third straight friendly victory was confirmed. 

Corby Town: Smith; Smith, Mulligan, Anton, Warburton; Kennedy, Bradshaw (Garvie 51′), Crawford; Alremeithi (Carta 57′), Bettles ( Boateng 57′), Francis.
Bookings:
Subs not used: McBride, Robinson, Tuksar, Aridegbe.

Yeovil Town: Nelson; Mugabi, Sowunmi, Donnellan, Dickinson (Ojo 82′); Green (Rogers 62′), Santos (Spencer-Clarke 82′), D’Almeida (Cole 62′), Browne (Trialist A 49′); Jaiyesimi (Henry 62′), Zoko (Fisher 62′).
Bookings:
Subs not used: Baxter.

PREVIEW | Corby Town v Yeovil Town

With the Sky Bet League Two campaign kicking off at Bury on the 4th August, this weekend’s trip to Steel Park is likely to be the first-team’s last outing before the 2018/19 campaign begins. 

With recent performances cause for plenty of optimism Darren Way’s side will look to edge closer to the new season in style when taking on the Northern Premier League outfit. 

For the first time in pre-season loan goalkeeper Nathan Baxter will be part of the squad after covering for Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero at parent club Chelsea, whilst newest recruit Reece Cole will also make the trip to Northamptonshire.

Jake Gray and James Bailey continue their rehab from lengthy injuries so remain unavailable. 

The Steelmen have won all three of their friendlies prior to facing the Glovers, with wins over AFC Stamford, Wellingborough Town and an Oxford United XI. 

Way’s side will provide their sternest test so far, with tickets available on the day.

SIGNING | Cole climbs onboard

Arriving from the Championship outfit, Cole joins for a second taste of Sky Bet League Two after spending time on loan at Newport County during the 2017/18 campaign. 

The 20-year-old rose through the ranks at Griffin Park to sign a professional contract in February 2016 after impressing through the age groups. 

A first-team debut followed a little over a year later against Nottingham Forest before signing on loan for the Exiles at the start of last season. 

Cole made an instant impact by netting the winner against Coventry City on his debut prior to a knee injury cutting short his spell in Wales.

Having spent the majority of pre-season with the Bees, the Londoner links up with the Glovers ahead of the league campaign kicking off next weekend.

Praising his newest recruit, manager Darren Way told YTFC.net: “Reece is a very gifted player in terms of technique and has a good selection and range of passing.

I’m hoping he can clock up the number of games that his CV needs at this stage of his career.”

TICKETS | Buy on the day at Corby Town

The Glovers head to Northamptonshire for their penultimate pre-season friendly to take on the Northern Premier League outfit. 

Darren Way’s side head to Corby in good form, after victories over Plymouth Argyle and Dorchester Town built on draws against Bristol City and Bristol Rovers.

Tickets are available to purchase on the day at the following prices:
Adult – £5
Concession – £2
Junior – £2

TRAVEL | Head to Bury with the GWSC

Darren Way’s side kick-off their Sky Bet League Two campaign at Gigg Lane on Saturday 4th August (3pm) with coach travel available to all Town fans.

Leaving Huish Park at 7.15am, prices are as follows:

  Members Non-Members
Adult £32 £34
Concession £30 £32

To book your seat, please contact Paul Hadlow on 07736 044570 (please only call after 6pm) or via email (paulhadlow@outlook.com). 

FANS | Help spruce up Huish Park

With cleaning and maintenance to be taking place in the build-up to the Glovers’ first home league match on the 11th August, the club is looking for fans to volunteer their time from the week commencing 6th August.

Tasks that will need to be covered include:

  • Stadium seat/step cleaning
  • Sign cleaning
  • Pitchside wall repainting
  • Cleaning of advertising boards

Refreshments will be made available throughout the day and all cleaning equipment will be provided by the club’s cleaning staff. 

Any help would be much appreciated with supporters wishing to volunteer kindly asked to email info@ytfc.net to express an interest. 

NEWS | EFL and Mind launch partnership

The squiggle part of Mind’s logo will be joined into the first letter of the player name – with the player’s name replacing the word Mind – in a unique design to celebrate Mind and the EFL’s new On Your Side partnership.

The EFL and Mind hope that, by raising the visibility of mental health problems in football, they can be game changers. They want fans to know that, whether you feel overloaded, overwhelmed or burnt out, Mind and the EFL are On Your Side.

With over 18 million fans attending EFL matches each season (and almost 42 million watching on TV), Mind and the EFL hope that the increased visibility of mental health at matches will promote awareness and understanding among new audiences.

Through the partnership, Mind will also be working directly with EFL football clubs and their Community Trusts to improve mental health support within the clubs and their wider communities.

Mind was chosen to become the EFL’s Official Charity Partner from the start of the 2018/19 season for two years. The partnership will look to focus on the following areas:

  • Raising awareness about mental health with fans, clubs and staff
  • Raising funds to deliver life-changing support
  • Improving the approach to mental health in the EFL, in football and in wider society

Visit mind.org.uk/football for more information.

INTERVIEW | We were flooded with youth – Way

Only three members of the first-team made the short trip to Dorset, as Gary Warren, Korrey Henry and Alex Fisher lined up at The Avenue.

A hosts of trialists were on display whilst eight of the Academy’s Under-18s were involved and all enjoyed minutes on the pitch. 

First-year scholar Declan Rose – aged just 16 – completed the full match whilst winger Gabriel Rogers (who’s now featured in the last four matches) enjoyed 78 minutes. 

Fellow Under-18s Lewis Dix, Nestor Shako, Daniel Ojo, Tyrique Spencer-Clarke, Neville Nzembela and Kacper Kowalczyk all finished the match as Way cast his eye over the young talent once again. 

Pleased with what he saw, the Town boss told YTFC.net: “I can’t remember the last time the club’s first-team had a match with so many Academy players on the pitch, certainly not in my tenure before now.

“A lot of the young lads have been training with us throughout pre-season and you can see the speed at which they’re developing. 

“It’s good for them and it’s good for me to see what they’re like in a first-team environment.”

With an unnamed trialist and Henry confirming Yeovil’s win, the Glovers boss was left equally pleased with his first-team members.

“Gary Warren could’ve been out there all night and we still wouldn’t have conceded a goal,” he said. “He was fantastic and the two up front were committed, lively and full of energy. 

“Overall, it was a pleasing evening for a number of reasons.”

REPORT | Dorchester Town 0-2 Yeovil Town

In an opening 45 minutes dominated by Town it took until seven minutes before the break to take the lead. 

Trialist D’s long-range strike wound up in the back of the net following a goalkeeping error to separate the two sides at the halfway stage. 

After the break Korrey Henry bagged his first goal as an official Glover with a cool finish, whilst Town finished the match with seven Academy prospects on the pitch in a display of youth in Dorset. 

After four competitive outings against Swansea, Bristol City, Bristol Rovers and Plymouth Argyle, manager Darren Way took the opportunity to rest the majority of his first-team. 

Only Gary Warren, Henry and Alex Fisher started in Dorset, with five trialists, goalkeeper coach Steve Phillips and the Academy duo of Declan Rose and Gabriel Rogers completing the starting eleven.

Forming the substitutes bench, six of the Under-18s completed the matchday squad. 

Seeing plenty of the ball in the opening quarter-of-an-hour Town encamped themselves in the Magpies half, but couldn’t test home keeper Kingsley Latham despite long-range strikes from Trialist B and Rogers.

Getting his first taste of first-team action 16-year-old central defender Rose provided an accomplished display, whilst newest recruit Henry looked lively up front as the Green & Whites pressed for an opening goal. 

Looking more and more likely, Fisher fired an acrobatic volley just over from 12 yards before Trialist C drove a strike into the arms of Latham after a strong run from teenager Henry. 

Playing out almost like a training match with attack versus defence it took Way’s mixed eleven until 38 minutes to break the deadlock. 

Trialist D speculatively unleashed a half-volley from 40 yards catching Latham by surprise, who could only deflect the ball into his own net. 

Proving to be the difference at half-time the same eleven emerged after the break but came under their first spell of pressure. 

The Magpies enjoyed their best territory of the match up until the hour-mark but couldn’t test the veteran Phillips between the sticks for Town and subsequently fell two behind. 

Fisher spotted the run of strike partner Henry and the West Ham Academy graduate made no mistake with the finish when one-on-one. 

Now trailing further the hosts squandered a glorious chance to reduce the deficit when Alex Stafie latched on to Tyrique Spencer-Clarke’s backpass, but having rounded Phillips the Magpies man could only drag a shot wide.

Giving yet more game time to the youth, Way’s side ended with seven Under-18s on the pitch with Rose, Kacper Kowalczyk, Daniel Ojo, Lewis Dix, Spencer-Clarke, Nestor Shako and Neville Nzembela all helping Town to continue their impressive run of results in pre-season.

Yeovil Town: Phillips (Kowalczyk 85′); Alfei (Dix 16′), Warren, Rose, Trialist A (Ojo 73′); Rogers (Shako 78′), Trialist B (Spencer-Clarke 63′), Trialist C, Trialist D, Henry, Fisher (Nzembela 78′).
Bookings:
Subs not used: 

Dorchester Town: Latham; Egan, Martin (Stafie 54′), Rose, Carmichael; Stewart (Trialist B 59′), Trialist A, Winsper, Pope (Clarke 54′); Panesar-Dower (Lowes 54′), Blair.
Bookings:
Subs not used: Williams, Morris.

GALLERY | Spot yourself at our Family Fun Day

With activities for all the family taking place throughout the day, take a look at the gallery of images to see if you can spot yourself! 

On behalf of everyone at YTFC, thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you again during the 2018/19 season. 

#AchieveByUnity

TICKETS | League games to go on sale

By clicking here, supporters will be able to purchase tickets this weekend for all home league matches scheduled for the coming campaign. 

Fans can also buy via the Huish Park ticket office from 9am on Monday 30th July either in person or by calling 01935 847888.

The Glovers kick-off their home campaign on Saturday 11th August and finish off the season at home to Carlisle United on Saturday 4th May. 

PREVIEW | Dorchester Town v Yeovil Town

The Glovers make the short trip across the border to the Avenue for the first of three matches on the road before the Sky Bet League Two season kicks off on August 4th at Bury. 

Before Saturday’s trip to Corby Town, a mixed Yeovil side will lineup against the Magpies with a combination of first-team players, trialists and under-18s making up the matchday squad. 

Newest recruit Korrey Henry could make his first appearance as an official Glover whilst Academy prospects Gabriel Rogers and Tyrique Spencer-Clarke have featured in the last three matches. 

The injured duo of James Bailey and Jake Gray will miss out along with Chelsea loanee Nathan Baxter who’s yet to link up with the Green & Whites having spent the first portion of pre-season with his parent club.

Fresh from the 5-1 thumping of Plymouth Argyle at the weekend a buoyant Town side will take on Steve Thompson’s outfit who are so far unbeaten in pre-season. 

Victories over Salt Ash and Portland as well as a draw with a Plymouth Argyle XI will see the Evo-Stik Southern Premier League South side pose a test for Yeovil.

Tickets for the match are available to buy directly from the turnstiles with prices as follows:
Adult – £10
Concession – £6 
Under-16 – FOC

INTERVIEW | Way pleased with tactical development

Rhys Browne (x2), Alex Fisher (x2) and Diallang Jaiyesimi were all on target against the Pilgrims as the Glovers continued their impressive build up to the 2018/19 campaign. 

The romp built on Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers with a clear strategy emerging on the pitch. 

Playing out from the back the Green & Whites are putting their efforts on the training ground into practice, something that leaves Way delighted.

“It was a phenomenal performance,” he told YTFC.net. “We’ve had very good results against both Rovers and Argyle now.

“We’re making baby steps with the strategy we’re trying put into place and you can see we’re causing the opposition a number of problems.

“It’s the first time in two-and-a-half years of management that I’ve got a bit of stability and been working with these players for a long time. We look a threat to anyone.”

Despite a string of encouraging results in the build up to the new campaign Town’s boss remains cautious in his praise.

The Glovers have a further three pre-season matches before the Sky Bet League Two campaign kicks-off at Bury on the 4th August. 

“I’m making sure the players remain level-headed and that we understand where we are. We’ve done well to keep Omar Sowunmi and Tom James – two players heavily linked with a move away – and now we’ve got to do our best to get a good start to the season.

“I made mistakes last season in pre-season so this has been carefully planned to ensure we’re in the best place possible by the time August comes around.”

TICKETS | Follow Town to Dorchester

Town make the short-trip to Dorset to take on Steve Thompson’s side after back-to-back home friendlies against Bristol Rovers and Plymouth Argyle. 

Boasting good form, the Green & Whites drew 1-1 with the Gas before demolishing the Pilgrims 5-1 at Huish Park. 

Darren Way is set to name a mixed side at the Avenue with first-team players, trialists and Under-18s on display against the Southern League Premier South outfit. 

Tickets are available to buy on the night and are priced as follows:
Adult – £10
Concession – £6
Under-16 – FREE

Available to purchase directly from the turnstiles, Town fans can enter via any part of the stadium. 

SIGNING | Henry hoovered up by Town

The 18-year-old, a product of West Ham’s Academy, has been on trial with Glovers and under the guise of ‘Trialist A’ netted in the 1-1 draw at Bristol City before featuring against Bristol Rovers and Plymouth Argyle.

Adding to Darren Way’s striking options the versatile attacker can also operate out wide or in midfield having played in every department for the East London club bar between the sticks.

A regular scorer for the Hammers throughout the age groups, Henry arrives in Somerset for his first taste of senior football. 

Korrey Henry poses

Commenting on his latest summer acquisition, Way told YTFC.net: “I’m excited to work with Korrey who’s an exciting young talent.

“He’s strong, direct and very quick and will add something different to our forward line. Welcome to the club, Korrey.”

REPORT | Yeovil Town 5-1 Plymouth Argyle

Quick out of the blocks, Diallang Jaiyesimi broke the deadlock early on with his first goal for the club before Rhys Browne added a quickfire second as Town asserted their dominance. 

After a slow start, the Pilgrims grew into the match and reduced the deficit courtesy of Joel Grant before a stunning second of the match from wideman Browne gave the hosts a 3-1 lead at the halfway stage.

Not letting their foot of the gas the Glovers added another two after the restart thanks to substitute Alex Fisher’s brace, as higher league opposition were brushed aside in an enjoyable afternoon. 

In action on home soil for the final time before the 2018/19 Sky Bet League Two campaign begins, the Glovers were unable to call on three members of the first-team.

Jake Gray and James Bailey continue their rehab from lengthy injuries, whilst loanee Nathan Baxter remains with parent club Chelsea in the absence of Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero following the World Cup.

A recurrent theme in pre-season, members of the Under-18s were also included with Tyrique Spencer-Clarke and Gabriel Rogers both in the matchday squad.

Following impressive displays against Swansea City, Bristol City and Bristol Rovers, Darren Way’s side continued where they left off with an electric start in Somerset that yielded two goals in the opening 11 minutes.

Norwich loanee Jaiyesimi cleverly turned his man 20 yards from goal prior to curling a strike past a hapless Kyle Letheren with just three minutes on the clock. 

The onslaught continued as Francois Zoko went close moments later, but it was soon 2-0 when Browne’s rasper from the edge of the box couldn’t be equaled by the Pilgrims stopper. 

Having barely ventured out of their own half Argyle came to life after slipping further behind with a flurry of chances themselves. 

Veteran keeper Stuart Nelson demonstrated his agility to get down low to palm away Jamie Ness’ driven shot, before brilliantly denying the same man seconds later with a fine reaction save. 

Building up a head of steam, Conor Grant crashed an effort off the post from long range before Derek Adams’ side grabbed a goal back. 

Playing out from the back, the Glovers surrendered possession on the edge of their own box which allowed former Town man Grant the luxury of poking an effort under Nelson whilst uncontested.

Plateauing into an even affair the game drifted to the half-hour mark with little notable action until Browne reignited proceedings with a jaw-dropping solo goal.

Controlling on his chest 20 yards out, the Antigua & Barbuda international looped the ball over a Plymouth defender before volleying into the back of the net to send the home crowd into raptures.

With their two-goal lead restored the Green & Whites looked comfortable for the remainder of the half with Ness’ strike over the bar the last act of an opening 45 minutes full of positives.

Looking to peg back Town after the restart Graham Carey struck the post from a free-kick on 48 minutes, before the customary substitutions began to flow. 

On at the break, Fisher got in on the scoring act when he was perfectly placed to tap in an inch-perfect cross from Trialist C to register his first goal of pre-season. 

With a commanding lead the hosts were relentless in putting Argyle to the sword and added a fifth on the hour-mark. 

Neat build-up led to Fisher finding himself one-on-one, demonstrating good composure to round substitute keeper Harry Burgoyne and complete the goal scoring rout. 

Ending the match with four trialists on the pitch as well as 17-year-old Rogers and Spencer-Clarke from the Academy, Way’s side signed off at Huish Park in style as pre-season heads on the road.

Yeovil Town: Nelson; James (Alfei 68′), Mugabi (Warren 46′), Donnellan (Sowunmi 62′), Dickinson (Trialist A 55′); Green (Trialist C 46′), D’Almeida (Trialist B 57′), Santos (Spencer-Clarke 86′), Browne (Rogers 74′); Jaiyesimi (Fisher 46′), Zoko (Trialist D 55′).
Bookings:
Subs not used:  

Plymouth Argyle: Letheren (Burgoyne 46′); Riley, Edwards (Canavan 46′), Wootton, Sawyer (Smith-Brown 46′); C. Grant, Fox (Songo’o 46′), Ness; Carey, J. Grant (Dyson 46′), Lameiras (Ainsworth 46′).
Bookings:
Subs not used: Moore, P. Grant.

NEWS | Gaffer to attend BBC Sports Forum

Hosted by Geoff Twentyman, a panel of experts from all of the West’s top football and rugby teams will take part in an entertaining chat ahead of the 2018/19 season. 

In front of a sold-out live audience at Ashton Gate Stadium, 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 from 7pm.

Town’s boss will be joined by Bristol City manager Lee Johnson, Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke and Bath’s Director of Rugby Todd Blackadder.

 

FIXTURE | Family Fun Day at Huish Park this Saturday!

With activities for all the family taking place, get the buzz for the upcoming 2018/19 season by spending the day with the first-team. 

As well as Town’s pre-season fixture against the Pilgrims there’s a chance to meet the first-team squad for autographs and photos after the full-time whistle. 

The new away kit for the 2018/19 campaign will also be on sale, with fans able to get kitted out for the season.

All of Darren Way’s newest recruits will be in action and available to meet as well as the Jolly Green Giant. 

From 1pm, the family entertainment starts at Huish Park with the Junior Glovers Family Cabin opening as well as a host of inflatable rides and activities along the front of the Tamburino Stand. 

The newly redeveloped supporters marquee will be open for hot and cold refreshment, whilst Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust are hosting tournaments and friendlies for their various age groups. 

Tickets for the match itself are available to buy with Under-16s able to watch for FREE

Prices are as follows:
Adult – £6
Senior/Young Person – £3
Under-16 – FOC

Buy online now or contact the ticket office on 01935 847888.

A full schedule for Town’s Family Fun Day can be found below:

TIME ACTIVITY INFO
1030-1230 YTCST tournament U9s/10s/11s and 12s Tournament on the 3G. Final to be played at half-time on the main pitch.
1245-1415 YTCST training U13/s/14s/15s & 16s training session on the 3G.
1300-1500 Inflatables Numerous rides and activities for children to enjoy outside the Tamburino Stand
1300-1500 Junior Glovers Family Cabin Full of activities and games consoles for families to enjoy. Members of the first-team squad will also pay a visit.
1000-1630 Club Store Town’s new 2018/19 away kit will be on sale for supporters to get kitted out. 
1200-1600 Trade Stands Goldenstones, St Margaret’s Hospice and the Supporters Alliance will have a presence, with information, offers and entertainment for children.
1300-1700 Marquee The newly decorated supporters marquee will be open for hot and cold refreshment for both home and away supporters. Half-time drinks orders can also be made.
1500-1645 YTFC v Plymouth Argyle Watch Town take on Plymouth Argyle in the final home pre-season friendly before the League Two campaign gets underway.
 1645-1730  Autographs  The first-team will be available for photos and autographs after the match with all of Darren Way’s newest recruits in attendance.

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town v Plymouth Argyle

Activities will be taking place throughout the day with a detailed plan here, but the main event will see Town take on higher league opposition for a fourth successive match. 

A narrow defeat to Swansea City was followed by back-to-back 1-1 draws with Bristol City and Bristol Rovers respectively, as Darren Way’s side maintained a solid start to pre-season. 

With the 2018/19 campaign ticking ever closer the Pilgrims make the short trip from Devon on Saturday to take on the Green & Whites who’ll still be without three first-team players.

Jake Gray and James Bailey continue their rehab from lengthy injuries, whilst loan goalkeeper Nathan Baxter remains with parent club Chelsea due to Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero’s extended breaks following the World Cup. 

Academy Youngsters Gabriel Rogers, Tyrique Spencer-Clarke and Daniel Ojo have all been involved in the last two matches, with 16-year-old Declan Rose an unused substitute on Tuesday night.

Returning to Huish Park will be former Glover Joel Grant who’s part of Derek Adams’ squad after spending two seasons with Yeovil between 2013 and 2015. 

Tickets for the match remain on sale both in advance on the day of the game, with Under-16s able to take it all in for FREE! Adults can watch for just £6 with Senior/Young Person tickets costing £3

Supporters can buy online or via the Huish Park ticket office (01935 847888).

Don’t miss the last chance to see the first-team squad in action at home before the 2018/19 campaign gets underway!

COMMERCIAL | Home and away kits on sale!

Produced by new kit supplier TAG Sportswear, supporters are able to buy the new kits well ahead of the new 2018/19 season. 

Adult sizes are available for both strips, with junior sizes currently only available for the away kit with stock for the home kit coming soon. 

Prices are as follows:

  Adult Junior
Shirt £40 £30
Shorts £20 £15
Socks £10 £10

The club store is open from 10-4pm daily and will be open all-day during the Family Fun Day this Saturday. 

FANS | Club looking for new SLO

The role aims to improve the relationships and communication with supporters, the Supporters Alliance Group and YTFC whilst acting as the official voice for fans. 

The role can be shared, with supporters also able to nominate someone they think would be suitable for the position.

A full job description can be found here with applications accepted until 5pm on Thursday 26th July. 

All applicants must outline why they wish to take on the SLO role in an email to Club Secretary, Kirstie Baker (KBaker@ytfc.net).

NEWS | Checkatrade Trophy group confirmed

Town were drawn against Rovers and City to reduce travel time for supporters with Darren Way’s side guaranteed to play two of the three group stage fixtures at Huish Park.

With the Round One draw concluding on Wednesday 18th July, the Green & Whites were drawn to face West Ham Under-21s who were invited to compete in the competition by the EFL. 

The Glovers will look to improve on last season’s impressive run to the semi-final, where they eventually lost 1-0 to League One outfit Shrewsbury Town after defeating higher league opposition in the form of Plymouth Argyle, Wimbledon and Fleetwood Town.

Dates and ticket information will be confirmed in due course.

INTERVIEW | Way cautiously optimistic

Bevis Mugabi’s second-half header saw the Glovers hold their League One opponents, building on Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Bristol City and narrow defeat to Swansea City. 

Putting in another encouraging performance in front of the club’s home supporters the Green & Whites returned to Somerset after a short training camp in South Wales. 

Pleased with progress during pre-season, Way told YTFC.net: “We had a lot of chances in the first half but I was disappointed because a set-play undid us.

“We could’ve scored two or three up against a good team but overall I thought we were fantastic.

“We brought on three of the young players and with Gaby (Rogers) he’s got really good technical ability in his left foot and Tyrique (Spencer-Clarke) and Danny (Ojo) came on too. We’ve incorporated the young players within the squad and you see they’re developing at a really fast rate.

“Everything is going well and we’re having a very good pre-season but I said that last year and we took a hit in the first game so I’ll make sure I’m aware of that.”

With under three weeks until the start of the new season, he admits that the squad is not a finished product. 

A number of trialists were on display against the Gas but Way is calling for calm with regard to player recruitment. 

“We had trialists and it’s important to give them that opportunity,” he said. “I’ve had one or two of them training with me but I’ll have to sit down with them and see how we move forward.

“I’ve got three loans available and I’ve got real quality from my loans (previously). I’ve got to be patient; don’t panic, you can see the areas that need a bit of reinforcement and I’ll probably bring in one or two and do my best to be ready when the window closes.”

REPORT | Yeovil Town 1-1 Bristol Rovers

In a first-half demonstrating plenty of promise Yeovil enjoyed the better of the play as free-flowing football continued to be put on display in pre-season.

Tom James had a free-kick well-saved whilst Diallang Jaiyesimi went close to breaking the deadlock before Rovers stole the lead. 

Tom Lockyer, up from the back, was found in the six-yard box to poke home a corner to separate the two sides at the break.

With their performance meriting more Bevis Mugabi headed home an equaliser on 57 minutes and that settled the scoring as the home supporters headed home happy.

The third outing of Town’s pre-season schedule, newest recruit Sessi D’Almeida started in the centre of midfield whilst the Academy trio of Daniel Ojo, Gabriel Rogers and Tyrique Spencer-Clarke all featured.  

Still without the injured duo of James Bailey and Jake Gray, defenders Shaun Donnellan and Gary Warren also missed the West Country clash due to slight knocks whilst goalkeeper Nathan Baxter remains with parent club Chelsea.

Becoming a theme of the last three matches the hosts started in composed manner with plenty of early touches of the ball. 

Encouraged by what they’d seen, the home crowd were almost celebrating a goal on the 10-minute mark when Tom James’ long-range free-kick had to be palmed out for a corner by visiting stopper Sam Slocombe.

Penned back by Darren Way’s side in the opening quarter-of-an-hour it took until the 17th minute for the Gas to register a shot on goal, as Chris Lines’ speculative shot landed on the roof of the net as Stuart Nelson remained untested.

Another off-target Lines strike followed before Town engineered the best chance of the half with a demonstration of pace.

Wideman Jordan Green left Rovers’ Michael Kelly chasing shadows before squaring to Diallang Jaiyesimi who after collecting the ball could only fire over the bar from inside the box. 

Making his debut as an official Yeovil player, D’Almeida pulled the strings in midfield alongside Alefe Santos as the hosts continued to get the better of their League One counterparts. 

Looking like being an opening 45 minutes full of positives the Green and Whites surrendered their cleansheet from a set-piece. 

Unable to test Nelson in open play, Lockyer came up from the back to poke a corner from the left-hand side past a hapless Yeovil stopper to make the score 1-0 at the halfway stage.

Remaining positive, Rhys Browne fired over after cutting in from the left eight minutes after the restart but an equaliser was soon to follow. 

Carl Dickinson’s wide free-kick was whipped in dangerously to allow Mugabi to rise highest in the middle to head home. 

Responding at the other end almost immediately Sam Matthews saw a shot clip the crossbar on the way over before Town made changes. 

The Academy trio of Ojo, Spencer-Clarke and Rogers all took to the field along with Alex Fisher and three unnamed trialists as the clock ticked down. 

Nelson was forced into a routine save to keep out Tom Nichols’ shot from inside the box in the closing stages but both neither side could find a winner as the Glovers’ positive performances in pre-season continued at Huish Park.

Yeovil Town: Nelson; James, Sowunmi (Ojo 76′), Mugabi, Dickinson; Green (Rogers 79′), D’Almeida (Spencer-Clarke 79′), Santos (Trialist B 79′), Browne (Trialist C 79′); Jaiyesimi (Trialist A 60′), Zoko (Fisher 63′).
Bookings:
Subs not used: 

Bristol Rovers: Slocombe; Leadbitter (J. Clarke 46′), Lockyer, Craig, Kelly; Lines, Upson, Sercombe; Matthews, Nichols, Bennett.
Bookings:
Subs not used: O. Clarke, Mensah, Broadbent, Smith, A. Clarke, Rodman.

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town v Bristol Rovers

Darren Way’s side will take on higher-league opposition for the third consecutive match after lining up against Swansea City and Bristol City in the last week. 

The Glovers squad will come into the match off the back of a short training camp in Wales which incorporated a behind closed doors friendly with the Robins. 

An unnamed trialist was on target in the 1-1 stalemate, building on Jordan Green’s strike in a narrow 2-1 defeat to the Swans last Tuesday. 

Chelsea loanee Nathan Baxter will once again be absent as he remains with his parent club due to Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero’s extended break following the World Cup. 

Newest recruit Sessi D’Almeida will make his first appearance as an official Yeovil Town player after playing 45 minutes as an unnamed trialist against Graham Potter’s Swansea a week ago.

For Rovers, they boast one former Glover in the shape of midfielder Ed Upson – a summer signing from MK Dons.

Tickets for the match remain on sale up until kick-off with under-16s able to watch for FREE! Adults can enjoy the encounter for just £6 with senior and young person tickets priced at just £3.

Supporters can buy via the Huish Park ticket office or online.

COMMERCIAL | New 2018/19 away kit now on sale!

Sticking with a primarily black strip for a second successive campaign, the design from new kit manufacturers TAG provides a sleek looking jersey with distinctive green and gold detailing. 

Having reverted back to black last season for the first time since the 2009/10 season the club has opted to continue the theme with a subtle change in design. 

New away kit 2018/19

The club’s main sponsor of Jones Building Group remains in the centre of the shirt with Thatchers Cider featuring just below the collar on the reverse.

On the reverse of the top, the design continues with a space for squad numbers and names. 

New away kit 2018/19

The new 2018/19 away kit is AVAILABLE NOW from the Huish Park club store with prices as follows:

  Adult Junior
Shirt £40 £30
Shorts £20 £15
Socks £10 £10

With the new season less than three weeks away, get kitted out now for the new campaign!

TICKETS | Town host Rovers in latest friendly

Having already taken on Swansea City and Bristol City in pre-season, Darren Way’s side will take on the Gas at Huish Park as preparation continues.

The Glovers lost out 3-1 in the repeat fixture last summer but will look to build on Saturday’s 1-1 draw with City in a behind closed doors friendly. 

Tickets for the match remain on sale with prices as follows:
Adult – £6
Senior/Young Person – £3
Under-16 – FOC

Supporters can purchase in advance by visiting or calling the ticket office (01935 847888), with tickets also available to buy online

NEWS | Town tie with City in behind closed doors friendly

Based at the Vale Resort near Cardiff, Town made the short trip across the Severn Bridge to take on a City side boasting a number of first-team players. 

In a fiercely contested match, the Glovers held their Championship opponents to a 1-1 draw with an unnamed trialist scoring for the visitors. 

Academy prospects Daniel Ojo, Gabriel Rogers and Tyrique Spencer-Clarke all featured, whilst all of Way’s squad got a taste of the action in Bristol.

The Green & Whites are based at the home of Cardiff City and the Wales National Team until Tuesday, prior to facing Bristol Rovers at Huish Park. 

Yeovil Town starting XI: Nelson; James, Mugabi, Donnellan, Dickinson; Green, D’Almeida, Santos, Browne; Zoko, Trialist A.

SIGNING | Sessi signs on

The Benin international, who spent the 2017/18 campaign with Blackpool in League One, impressed in Town’s pre-season friendly against Swansea City on Tuesday night to earn a deal.

Graduating through Bordeaux’s Academy the 22-year-old made his debut for the Girondins in the Europa League in 2013 before making his Ligue 1 bow the following year. 

A spell with Paris Saint-Germain B followed, prior to a move to English football where he signed a two-year deal with Barnsley.

Making three Championship appearances for the Tykes at the start of 2016/17 D’Almeida’s season was cut short by a cruciate knee ligament injury.

Departing Oakwell at the end of the campaign, the Bordeaux-born midfielder moved west to join Blackpool at the start of last season where he finished up with 27 appearances for Gary Bowyer’s side.

Having secured D’Almeida’s services on a free transfer, Darren Way commented: “I feel very lucky to make this signing considering Sessi’s CV.

“He’s a box-to-box central midfield player who breaks up play and from what I’ve seen, he plays with steel, determination and is an all-round midfield player -something this football club has been missing.

“I’m now excited to see this player develop. Welcome to Yeovil, Sessi.”

NEWS | Update on injured duo

James Bailey has been absent since Boxing Day after suffering medial ligament damage at Cheltenham Town, whilst Jake Gray had his season cut short in February by ruptured ankle ligaments. 

With the 2018/19 campaign fast approaching, Micciche told YTFC.net: “James underwent surgery on Tuesday and will now be back on the pitch this year.

“For Jake, he’s spent this week at St George’s Park using one of their Alter-G anti-gravity treadmills to aid his rehab. 

“His rehab is going very well and he’ll be back playing in September.” 

NEWS | Way praises Academy prospects

Tyrique Spencer-Clarke and Daniel Ojo – first and second year scholars respectively – have been training with Way’s squad since the start of the month, before featuring against Swansea City on Tuesday night. 

Taking place at Huish Park, 17-year-old Spencer-Clarke played 45 minutes against the Swans in the narrow 2-1 defeat whilst the same-aged Ojo featured in the final few minutes.

Commenting on their development, Way told YTFC.net: “A number of the Under-18s have been training with us and the progress they’ve made has been good to see.

“We made a lot of changes on Tuesday with plenty of trialists but we still had some good individual performances in the second half; Tyrique played very well up against a really experienced Swansea team and deserved his opportunity.”

The Glovers will next be in action against Bristol Rovers at Huish Park on the 17th July, with tickets on sale and available to purchase online and via the ticket office (01935 847888).

INTERVIEW | Way pleased with aspects of performance

The Glovers dominated proceedings in the opening 45 minutes and took a half-time lead thanks to Jordan Green’s close range strike. 

Fielding a starting eleven that featured just one trialist, Town more than matched their Championship opponents going into the halfway stage. 

A raft of changes at the break saw the hosts finish with seven trialists, two Academy players and just two contracted members of the first-team.

After a late comeback by the Swans, Way was still left pleased with the first half performance. 

“We played a lot of trialists in the second half so that not really much to go on,” he told YTFC.net. “The first half performance was terrific and we tried to put our strategy in place.

“When you put one in place you’re looking to see if you can see it and I thought for large spells you could see what we’ve been working on at the training ground.

“For me thought it was the individual performances; you couldn’t tell whether Green was a Swansea or Yeovil player and that’s really pleasing to see up against fantastic opposition who’ve just come out of the Premier League.

“I’m really pleased with the way we passed the ball and also how we got back behind the ball and blocked and tackled because they’re things you look for to be successful.”

Having rung the changes, Town’s boss was still pleased with aspects of the second half performance.

Notably, first-year scholar Tyrique Spencer-Clarke – making his first appearance in Green & White – caught the eye of Way. 

“You’ve got to be astute in your thought process which is why they changed a number of players in the second half and that’s what we had to do because it’s important to protect the starting eleven we had out there on the day.

“We still had some good individual performances in the second half; Tyrique, our young scholar, played very well up against a really experienced Swansea team.”

The Glovers are next in action on Tuesday 17th July when Bristol Rovers visit Huish Park. Tickets are on sale NOW.

REPORT | Yeovil Town 1-2 Swansea City

Surviving an early scare when former loanee Connor Roberts hit the post, Town enjoyed the better of the first half and took the lead on 25 minutes.

Carl Dickinson’s corner was neatly flicked in to allow Jordan Green to net from just a few yards out as the hosts impressed.

Growing in confidence to dominate the remainder of the half, 10 outfield changes at the break saw the Glovers lose their stranglehold on the match and eventually concede the equaliser with 13 minutes remaining. 

Yan Dhanda, off the bench, reeled away in celebration after his strike beat Trialist B before Matty Grimes won it in stoppage time with an unstoppable strike.

The first of six matches in preparation for the 2018/19 campaign, summer signings Dickinson and Diallang Jaiyesimi ran out in Green & White for the first time. 

Fellow acquisition Gary Warren started on the bench, whilst loan goalkeeper Nathan Baxter remains with parent club Chelsea until next week due to Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero’s World Cup commitments. 

Darren Way cast the eye over seven unnamed trialists as well as released defender Dan Alfei who’s been invited back for pre-season, but was unable to call on the injured duo of Jake Gray and James Bailey. 

Bathed in Somerset sunshine, the Swans looked to make their two-tier advantage count and almost took the lead inside the opening five minutes.

Wayne Routledge found Roberts in the box, with the full-back’s strike coming back off the post after the intervention of Omar Sowunmi. 

Having survived the early scare Way’s side went on the offensive themselves and tested visiting stopper Erwin Mulder just before the 10-minute mark. 

Green’s strong running won a free-kick wide on the right and from the resulting set-piece the flying winger forced the Dutch keeper into a save from his edge of the box shot.

In the ascendancy, the Glovers enjoyed a flurry of corners midway through the half which resulted in the deadlock being broken. 

Dickinson’s low delivery was flicked on by Alex Fisher, falling perfectly into the path of Green who slid to convert from close range. 

More than matching their Championship opponents Way’s side remained on the offensive and Mulder was called into action again 10 minutes before the break, this time to clear Dickinson’s drilled cross with his feet.

Becoming one-sided, Green continued to be a thorn in the Swans’ side and almost doubled his tally after brilliantly beating two visiting defenders only for his curling effort to float just wide. 

Home keeper Stuart Nelson remained untested at the break as Town’s first 45 minutes since May showed promise.

In true pre-season tradition, both sides made copious changes at the halfway stage; the Glovers changed all 10 outfield players whilst the Swans made six changes themselves. 

Disturbing the flow of the game, the visitors became dominant after the restart enjoying a monopoly on possession. 

A couple of long-distance strikes stung the hands of Nelson before the veteran was replaced for the final half-an-hour by Trialist B as the match lost some of its earlier quality.

Remaining on top of proceedings Graham Potter’s side continued to press for an equaliser and almost found one after strong running from Dan James.

The full-back’s cut-back was blocked in the box before a scramble resulted with Yeovil hacking clear the danger.

As time continued to tick away it took until 77 minutes for the Jack Army to make their dominance count, as substitute Dhanda leveled it up with a deflected volley from inside the box. 

Looking for a win in his first game in charge, Potter’s men continued to press for a winner and found one in stoppage time as Grimes’ strike from range left Trialist B with no chance to condemn Town to defeat in a game of two halves.

Yeovil Town: Nelson (Trialist B 60′); James (Alfei 46′), Sowunmi (Warren 46′), Donnellan (Mugabi 46′), Dickinson (Trialist E 46′); Green (Trialist C 46′), Trialist A (Trialist D 46′), Santos (Spencer-Clarke 46′), Browne (Trialist F 46′); Jaiyesimi (Trialist G 46′), Fisher (Zoko 46′ (Ojo 89′)).
Bookings:
Subs not used: 

Swansea City: Mulder; Roberts (Dhanda 66′), Amat (Fernandez 46′), Van Der Horn (Roden 66′), Harries (Fulton 46′), Naughton (Lewis 66′); Carroll (Maric 46′), Byers (James 46′), Routledge (A. Ayew 46′); Narsingh (Blair 66′), McBurnie (Grimes 46′).
Bookings:
Subs not used: Zabret, J. Ayew.

NEWS | Backroom staff strengthened

The 39-year-old, who made 155 appearances between 2003 and 2007, will take on the role of first-team coach with the Glovers after most recently completing the same role at Oldham Athletic in League One.

Part of Yeovil’s League Two winning side in 2005, Terry returns to Somerset to build on the existing backroom staff of assistant manager Terry Skiverton, goalkeeper coach Steve Phillips and coach Jamie Shore.

Having worked for six years as an agent, Terry joined Richie Wellens at Boundary Park in November 2017 before moving onto his latest chapter at Huish Park.

Pleased with the addition, Way told YTFC.net: “Paul is someone who strengthens the backroom staff and has a wealth of knowledge in player recruitment.

Paul has personality, character and knows the history of this fantastic football. He’s the latest step in our bid to bring success back to Huish Park.”

TRAVEL | Roadworks close to Huish Park

Part of Somerset County Council’s Western Corridor scheme, the initial seven-week closure will see traffic unable to head east along Lufton Way in approach to the Preston Road (Asda) roundabout.

Traffic will be diverted along Copse Road, adjacent to Huish Park, which could cause delays when entering and exiting the stadium. 

Fans are advised to allow extra time when traveling to Huish Park. 

Road closure

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town v Swansea City

With less than four weeks until the 2018/19 campaign starts at Bury on the 4th August, Darren Way’s side ramp up their preparations by hosting the Swans. 

Meeting for the first time since 2013, Graham Potter will bring his first-team to South Somerset in what will also be the Welsh side’s first pre-season outing. 

Despite relegation from the Premier League in 2017/18, Swansea still boast a number of household names including Wilfried Bony, Jordan Ayew, Alfie Mawson and Leroy Fer as well as former Town loanee Connor Roberts. 

For the Green & Whites it’ll be the first chance for supporters to see Town’s new recruits, with Gary Warren, Carl Dickinson and Diallang Jaiyesimi all in line to feature. 

Goalkeeper Nathan Baxter will link up the with the squad next week after his initial training with parent club Chelsea, who are without first-team keepers Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero who are on international duty at the World Cup.

Despite not meeting in a competitive match for a decade, the Glovers have retained links with the South Wales outfit. 

Manager Way spent two years at the Liberty Stadium, enjoying promotion to the Championship and lifting the Football League Trophy before returning to Yeovil. 

A host of loanees have also made the short trip over the bridge, with Shaun MacDonald, Alan Tate, Liam Shephard, Josh Sheehan, Stephen Kingsley, Ryan Hedges, Keston Davies and Roberts all experiencing stints in Green & White.

Tickets for Tuesday night’s game remain on sale via the Huish Park ticket office (01935 847888) and online

Prices are as follows:
– Adult: £10
– Senior/Young Person: £5
– Under-16: FOC

COMMERCIAL | Tamburino extend main stand sponsorship

Stretching back over many years, owner Domenico Taravella and his partners have opted to continue with the sponsorship of the Tamburino Stand knowing there is a good connection between the two businesses.

Dave Linney and Domenico Taravella

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

With the euphoria surrounding the current World Cup, we are all looking forward to the new season with optimism.”

For further commercial and hospitality options, click here.

FIXTURE | Pre-season tickets now on sale

As Darren Way’s side ready themselves for the 2018/19 campaign, the trio of Swansea City, Bristol Rovers and Plymouth Argyle will be heading to Huish Park.

The Tamburino Stand will be open to home supporters for all three fixtures, with tickets now on sale online and via the ticket office (either by visiting in person or by calling 01935 847888). 

The matches take place on the following dates:

  • Swansea City – Tuesday 10th July (7.45pm)
  • Bristol Rovers – Tuesday 17th July (7.45pm)
  • Plymouth Argyle – Saturday 21st July (3pm)

Prices are as follows:

  • Swansea City – Adult £10, Senior/Young Person £5, Under-16 FOC
  • Bristol Rovers – Adult £6, Senior/Young Person £3, Under-16 FOC
  • Plymouth Argyle – Adult £6, Senior/Young Person £3, Under-16 FOC

Supporters are advised to purchase tickets in advance to avoid matchday queues

NEWS | Sowunmi stays!

After making 46 appearances last season, the 22-year-old was out of contract this summer but has put pen to paper on a new contract to remain in Green & White. 

Having spent the last three seasons in Somerset, Sowunmi has morphed into a key figure since becoming an ever-present at the back for the Glovers during Darren Way’s tenure.

Scooping two end of season awards and claiming the Glovers’ Goal of the Season for his strike at Cheltenham on Boxing Day, the 22-year-old is now contracted in Somerset until 2020.

With 68 appearances to his name and a stint as captain towards the end of the 2017/18 campaign under his belt, Yeovil fans can look forward to Sowunmi adding to his appearance tally next season. 

Commenting on the defender’s new deal, Town’s boss said: “Omar is a big signing for the future of this football club and we’ve put in a lot of effort to get this deal over the line. 

“It’s a big statement of intent from the owner and the chairman and allows us to keep the core of the squad from last season.

“He’s developed at a very fast rate – which shows some of the others what can happen – and I’m excited that he’s decided to pledge his future to Yeovil Town Football Club.”

NEWS | Smith exits Huish Park

The Irish midfielder signed a two-year deal last summer but will now be free to join another club after departing Somerset. 

Arriving from Plymouth Argyle, the 25-year-old made 28 appearances during the 2017/18 campaign scoring once. 

On behalf of everyone at YTFC, we wish Connor all the best for the future. 

FIXTURE | Swansea friendly brought forward

Originally scheduled for 7.45pm on Wednesday 11th July, the fixture has been brought forward by 24 hours to avoid a potential clash with World Cup scheduling. 

Gareth Southgate’s side will meet Sweden in the quarter-final this weekend, with a victory ensuring a spot in the final four next Wednesday. 

Acknowledging the potential interest in the Three Lions’ encounter, Darren Way’s side will now face the Swans on Tuesday 10th July at 7.45pm. 

Any tickets already purchased will remain valid, with supporters able to return any unwanted tickets for a full refund via the ticket office. 

Please note that all tickets intended for refund must be returned before kick-off on the night of the match.

FIXTURE | League meetings rearranged

The Glovers were to due head to Nottinghamshire on Saturday 18th August, but international cricket being played at Trent Bridge on the same day means the fixture will now kick-off at 7.45pm on Friday 17th August.

Later in the campaign as part of the festive period, Darren Way’s side make the short trip to Exeter on Boxing Day with the scheduled 3pm kick-off moving to the earlier time of 1pm for the West Country clash.

Completing a trio of changes, Town’s visit to Sincil Bank on Saturday March 9th will now take place on Friday 8th March with a 7.45pm kick-off.

The full fixture list for the 2018/19 campaign can be viewed by clicking here.