Month: March 2019

REPORT | Yeovil Town 1-3 Newport County

Starting a new era under the interim tenure of Marmon, the green and whites enjoyed the better of the opening 45 minutes at Huish Park. 

Unable to break the deadlock, Town’s grip on the match loosened after the break and two goals in quick succession from Ben Willmott and Ben Kennedy saw the game drift from the hosts. 

Fighting until the end, Tom James grabbed a goal back to setup a tense final 10 minutes but Keanu Marsh-Brown returned to his former club to secure victory for the Exiles late on. 

Naming a starting eleven for the first time, Town’s new Interim Manager made three changes from the side that started seven days previously at MK Dons. 

Making a swap in each department, Academy graduate Daniel Ojo came in at left-back whilst Sessi D’Almeida returned from suspension for Jake Gray in the middle of the park. 

In the middle of a front three, top scorer Alex Fisher was recalled as veteran striker Francois Zoko dropped to the bench. 

Naming four strikers amongst the substitutes as part of an attacking looking matchday 18, Town were unable to call upon Omar Sowunmi (ankle), Rhys Browne (hamstring) and Alex Pattison (back). 

Bathed in spring sunshine and backed by a vocal home support, the off-field atmosphere proved to be the highlight of a tame opening 10 minutes as the Glovers faithful did their part as the 12th man. 

Having started as something of a non-event the hosts started to take control of proceedings and displayed some neat passing football on a zippy looking surface as the game’s first shot came as the 15-minute mark approached. 

Expansive play led to Alex Dobre’s shot deflecting into the path of Worthington, whose rasping strike from 20 yards came off of an Exiles boot to dip just over the bar.

Liking the football they were watching the bumper home crowd continued to do all of the singing inside Huish Park as they watched Dobre and James add further long-range attempts prior to Gabby Rogers almost notching a first professional goal. 

The Academy graduate – making his second straight start – turned Dan Butler inside out with some neat footwork before firing a right-footed shot just over the bar from range. 

Restricted to efforts from distance, James added to the tally by forcing Day to parry a 25-yard free-kick as the game ticked past the half-hour point. 

As close as the Glovers would get to an opener, they had to take confidence from what was otherwise a confident looking display. 

At the other end, Nathan Baxter remained largely untested with only a punch from a Willmott cross to deal with as the South Wales outfit were kept at arm’s length in the first-half.

Needing more of the same after the restart with some added potency in the final third, it was the Exiles who were first to trouble goal. 

Jamille Matt’s header sat up nicely for strike partner Harry McKirdy to strike, forcing Baxter to palm away from danger as the hosts survived an early scare. 

Looking less assured after the break the green and whites surrendered their first-half dominance to give County the lion’s share of possession, something they took full advantage of. 

As the clock ticked past the hour-mark Kennedy’s cross was stood up perfectly for Willmott to guide a header in off of the inside of the post to open the scoring. 

Needing a turnaround Tristan Abrahams was introduced off of the bench for Town but before he had the chance to touch the ball Michael Flynn’s side netted a second goal in four minutes. 

Having provided the first, Kennedy took the glory this time around as his shot from distance took a deflection to loop up and over a hapless Baxter to tighten their grip on the match. 

Taking time to settle themselves after two goals in quick succession for the visitors, the green and whites responded in determined fashion. 

Adding a second striker in the form of Courtney Duffus, the switch soon brought a result in front of goal as Abrahams’ in-swinging corner was skillfully flicked in at the near post by James for his seventh goal of the season. 

Throwing the game wide open, both sides threw caution to the wind and with numbers committed forward, Baxter had to show his agility to tip Willmott’s dipping volley over the bar inside the final 10 minutes. 

Acting as a warning, Newport restored their two-goal lead in second half stoppage time when Marsh-Brown lashed a strike into the top corner from the angle to kill off any hopes of some late Town drama.  

Yeovil Town: Baxter; Grant, Mugabi, Warren, Ojo; James, Worthington, D’Almeida (Duffus 70′); Rogers (Abrahams 66′), Fisher (Zoko 89′), Dobre.
Bookings: D’Almeida 26′, Fisher 51′, Grant 54′.
Subs not used: Nelson, Gafaiti, Gray, Seager.

Newport County: Day; Poole, O’Brien, Demetriou, Butler; Kennedy, Labadie (Dolan 72′), Sheehan, Willmott, Matt (Azeez 85′), McKirdy (Marsh-Brown 60′).
Bookings: Kennedy 37′, McKirdy 57′. 
Subs not used: Randall, Pipe, Bakinson, Crofts.

WHAT’S ON | Fan Appreciation Day

Other than the main event at 3pm, here’s all that’s happening at Huish Park throughout the day:

One-day only Club Store offers!
From 10am through until kick-off, Town fans will be able to enjoy 20% off adult and junior 2018/19 replica kits as well as 20% off ALL junior t-shirts
Also, the first 20 kids (under-16) to come into the Store from 12.30pm will win a FREE mini-Jolly mascot and will have the chance to have their picture taken with the Jolly Green Giant on the Huish Park pitch, prior to kick-off!

Supporter Guides
Your first trip to Huish Park? Find maps, information and more with our guides.
Click here for home fans.
Click here for away fans.

Huish Pint
The supporters bar – situated behind the 3G pitch and adjacent to the Thatchers Gold stand – will be open from midday to home supporters only. Complete with Sky Sports, hot and cold refreshments and seating, head along pre-match and even pre-order your half-time drinks to beat the queues!

FREE drink for home supporters
All home supporters will be able to claim a free hot or cold drink from one of the Tea Bars prior to kick-off. A voucher will be handed out on the turnstiles with gates opening from 1.30pm. Those in the Alec Stock Lounge or Glovers Lounge will also be able to redeem a free soft drink (non-alcoholic).

Junior Glovers Family Cabin
Packed full of pre-match activities including the latest game consoles and FIFA 19, head along to the Family Cabin for Glovers themed entertainment. Situated at the end of the Tamburino Stand and adjacent to the Thatchers Gold Terrace, the cabin is often visited by special guests including the Jolly Green Giant and members of the first team.

Tickets
Under-16s go FREE for the match whilst tickets purchased in advance of midday on Saturday can save £2. 
How to buy:
In person: visit the Huish Park ticket office
Phone: 01935 847888
Online: Click here

Kick It Out – Week of Action
Saturday’s fixture is dedicated to the organisation that has been at the heart of the drive towards equality, inclusion and cohesion for everyone who plays, watches or works in football. With this season marking the 25th anniversary of Kick It Out, both sets of players will wear KIO t-shirts during the warm-up amongst a host of other activities.

Parking
Parking is available at the ground for £3, amongst the cheapest available rate for cars in the league. Minibuses and coaches will cost £6 and £18 respectively. For regular users of the car park, a season ticket (covering all first-team league and cup matches) is priced at £50. For more information, please call 01935 847888

Read all about it!
Pick up issue 24 of the matchday programme, Green & White, from around the ground or from the Club Store. The 64-page publication – crammed full of content – can be picked up for just £3. Inside the latest issue, Daniel Ojo discusses breaking into the first-team and his hopes of nailing down a starting position after graduating through the Academy.

INTERVIEW | Relaxed perfomance required to beat Newport – Marmon

The Sky Bet League Two table sees the green and whites sit just two places above the bottom two after suffering four consecutive defeats. 

Dismissing Darren Way last Sunday, Marmon – who’s been at the club since January – has taken charge through until the end of the season. 

Pinpointing nervousness as the reason behind recent disappointing performances, Town’s boss is looking for a relaxed display at Huish Park. 

“Whatever sport you play, if you’re not relaxed to a certain extent you can’t play any sport and that’s what I’m trying to do – that they try to relax more and not be so tense,” he told iFollow Glovers.

“When they run out onto the pitch to warm-up and they feel there’s a positive atmosphere they won’t have anything bad in their heads.

“If we can get a goal early, we’ve shown throughout the season that when Yeovil Town go up they never lose so that’s obviously got to be the focus that we get a goal as soon as possible to calm the nerves a bit.”

Ready to select his first starting eleven, Marmon has had his first week on the training ground with the squad. 

Looking to emulate the 6-0 win in the reverse fixture back September, the Interim Manager feels the players are more than capable of producing a similar performance.

“For me, age is no difference so if you’re 18 or 30 if you’re a good footballer you should be playing,” he said. “I like to play football and I think Darren’s put all the tools in place and the players have got potential.

 

“I played football to enjoy it and the money factor was a second thing for me, so I try and convey that to the players that it’s the greatest hobby in the world so if you get paid for it, enjoy it even more.”

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town v Newport County

The Glovers are in the midst of a relegation battle at the bottom of the division and will look to extend their current two point gap above the bottom two. 

Coming into the fixture off the back of four straight defeats, Neale Marmon will hope his first game in interim charge of the team will see a turnaround in fortunes. 

Last weekend’s 2-0 defeat at promotion chasing MK Dons saw Darren Way’s three-year tenure come to an end prior to the visit of Michael Flynn’s side on Saturday.

The South Wales outfit head to Somerset in 14th place in League Two, with an outside chance of still making the play-offs should results elsewhere go their way between now and May. 

The Exiles head across the border in patchy form, having won two and lost two in their last four outings. 

Former Glover Matty Dolan is likely to be involved at Huish Park, with Keanu Marsh-Brown and Josh Sheehan taking the former Town contingent to three. 

Head-to-head
Saturday will be the eighth competitive meeting between the two sides since 2015. 

Both sides are tied with three victories each, although the Exiles have won three of the last four. 

Town’s sole win was a memorable one, however, as the green and whites came away from Rodney Parade in September with a 6-0 win – their biggest ever victory since entering the EFL. 

 

Officials
Nicholas Kinseley will be the man in the middle on Saturday. 

It’ll be his second match of the campaign involving the Glovers, after taking charge of the 1-0 loss to Bury at Huish Park in January. 

On Saturday, he’ll be assisted by Michael Webb and Darren Wilding with Gary Parsons acting as fourth official.

Coverage
The pre-match thoughts of Alex Fisher and Interim Manager Neale Marmon can be viewed on iFollow Glovers.

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account and live matchday centre

If you’re unable to attend the game, overseas supporters can watch the game live via the iFollow Glovers service! 

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

INTERVIEW | ‘Each game is like a cup final’ – Fisher

Town currently sit two points above the bottom two as they prepare to welcome mid-table Newport County to Huish Park on Saturday. 

Under the guidance of new Interim Manager Neale Marmon, the green and whites will look to extend their gap on the relegation zone this weekend with Fisher targeting strong home form to conclude the campaign.

“Four of those games are at home so we want to try and turn this place into the fortress we know it can be. We have an idea of what we need to achieve, but sometimes if you put a number on it you can get a bit worked up by that so we’re taking it week by week.

“Morale is still high, we’re focused on the job at hand coming this weekend because ultimately we’re in a relegation battle and that’s where our focus lies.”

Fisher was part of a Town side that came away from Rodney Parade with a 6-0 win back in September. 

Not spending too long reminiscing about the club’s biggest ever EFL victory, the 28-year-old is anticipating a tough encounter in Somerset. 

“We know they’ll have memories of that (game) and they have an outside chance of the play-offs so they’ve got everything to play for and we’ve got everything to play for.

“They’ve had a good couple of cup runs that we’ve all seen but this our place and it’s a nice big pitch and we have our way to approach the game and a game plan that will hopefully deal with everything they throw at us and then some.

“One of the first things Neale said was that we’re focusing on the teams above us rather than teams below us and hopefully that can translate into some more freedom and a bit less anxiety.

“Our situation is still what it is and we haven’t lost sight of that but we’ll keep enjoying our football and hopefully this weekend we can put on a good performance for the fans.”

FANS | Free drink for home supporters this Saturday

The clash with Newport County has been dedicated to you, the fans, for your support so far in 2018/19. 

Those in attendance will be given a voucher when going through the turnstiles that will entitle them to a FREE hot or cold drink from one of the Tea Bars around the ground before kick-off.

The offer is only available to home supporters up until kick-off (3pm) with those in either the Alec Stock Lounge or Glovers Lounge able to redeem a soft drink only. The offer also excludes the supporters marquee (Huish Pint).

As part of the day, entry is FREE for Under-16s and the Club Store has a host of offers and discounts including 20% off replica 2018/19 kit.

Your support can help make the difference on Saturday as we look to pull clear of the bottom two. Make sure you secure your spot inside Huish Park:

HOW TO BUY

In person: visit the Huish Park ticket office
Phone: 01935 847888
Online: Click here

INTERVIEW | Marmon calling for united front

The 59-year-old was put in temporary charge last Sunday and will oversee his first match against Newport County at Huish Park this weekend. 

Having been with the club since January – and with a plan to become Sporting Director from 2019/20 – Marmon feels the fans are just as important to achieving league safety as what happens on the pitch. 

Speaking to iFollow Glovers, he said: “I think the key word is transparency. If you’re authentic and transparent, when a performance isn’t up to the way it should be the fans can accept it because they know how those people are working and how they act.

“My job is basically picking the players up and giving them bags of confidence to play their football the way they can. I’ve seen four wins since I’ve been here and they’ve been confident displays, so there’s loads of potential in this team to get them playing the way they can.

“We prepare them as we should do as professionals but if you give them the tools to work with and – this is the most important – the fans are behind them, then we can rock.” 

As part of the plan to reunite the supporters with the first team, Town’s new boss has opened up training sessions to the public

Giving the fans a chance to see what takes place during the week, Marmon feels the decision will be conducive to producing a positive atmosphere on matchdays. 

“I suggested it to our media man to do open sessions because in Germany it’s normal,” he said. “Generally there’s always a big contact with the fans so that they’re able to justify why players in certain situations aren’t as good as they are or not.

“I think when it gets that atmosphere going it’s automatic that the fans can judge how players are.

“After speaking to a few of the fans at the training ground I think it’s (the atmosphere) definitely going to change. Newport will be bringing quite a few people along and there will be people who want to see what I do with the team and hopefully it’ll be a generally positive atmosphere.”

FANS | Club Store offers for Fan Appreciation Day

The Glovers host Newport County in Sky Bet League Two with the fixture dedicated to you, the fans, for your support so far in 2018/19.

As part of that, Town fans will be able to enjoy 20% off full adult and junior replica 2018/19 kits whilst all junior t-shirts are also 20% off

 

Any offers aren’t in conjunction with any other existing offers and are only valid while stocks last. 

As an extra offer, the first 20 juniors (under-16) to come into the Club Store from 12.30pm onwards will be given a free mini-Jolly and have their picture taken with the real Jolly Green Giant on the Huish Park pitch prior to kick-off.

As part of the day, entry is already FREE for Under-16sa competition is underway for the chance to win a £200 hospitality experience for the match and a draw will take place to have tickets upgraded.

We’re looking to be backed by as many Green and White fans as possible on Saturday so be sure to secure your spot inside Huish Park. 

HOW TO BUY

In person: visit the Huish Park ticket office
Phone: 01935 847888
Online: Click here

FANS | Have your ticket upgraded as part of Fan Appreciation Day!

Anyone who purchases a ticket for Saturday’s League Two encounter with Newport County prior to midday on Friday will be automatically entered (including season ticket holders) for the draw. 

The five winners will be contacted with the option of upgrading their match booking for the Premium Seats in the Tamburino Stand, priced at £30-32.

Providing a premium view of the Huish Park pitch from the halfway line, the seats are situated behind the management dugouts and offer an excellent view of the teams emerging from the tunnel. 

To be included in the draw, make sure you buy your match ticket prior to midday on Friday:

HOW TO BUY

In person: visit the Huish Park ticket office
Phone: 01935 847888
Online: Click here

Saturday’s match has been dedicated to you, the supporters, with entry already FREE for Under-16s and a competition underway for the chance to win a £200 hospitality experience for the match. 

NEWS | All First Team training sessions made open

Town fans are invited to watch the squad in action at the club’s training base in Yeovil, as they’re put through their paces by the coaching staff. 

Recognising the importance of unity in the concluding part of the season, Marmon commented: “All our training sessions are open for the fans to join us. They’re part of our squad and we need them every step of the way.”

Supporters are welcome to join the First Team at Alvington Sports Development Centre (BA22 8UX) at the following times in April:

MON TUE WED THU FRI
  1000 1000 & 1500   1430

Please note that the double session on a Wednesday will not be taking place on the week commencing 15th April due to the Easter fixture schedule and the training venue may change depending on weather conditions. 

All supporters are to refrain from using the First Team pitches and must remain behind the off-field barriers at all times.  

TICKETS | Pack the Park for Fan Appreciation Day

Fan Appreciation Day will see the club produce a host of offers and deals as a thank you to supporters for their support throughout the 2018/19 campaign so far.

The match will also be Neale Marmon’s first in temporary charge of the First Team with a valuable three points on offer against the Exiles. 

As part of Fan Appreciation Day, Under-16s can watch for FREE whilst all home supporters can enjoy a FREE drink before kick-off.

With the Club Store also offering discounts for one-day only, don’t miss out. 

To be part of the afternoon at Huish Park, tickets can be bought in advance or on the day (with a £2 matchday surcharge):

PRICES

Adult: £17-£25
Senior/Disabled: £15-£22
Young Person: £10-12
Junior: FREE

HOW TO BUY

In person: visit the Huish Park ticket office
Phone: 01935 847888
Online: Click here

FANS | Win a hospitality package worth £200 this Saturday!

The Sky Bet League Two fixture against Newport County has been dedicated to you, the Glovers faithful, as a thanks for your continued support so far in 2018/19.

With the match already FREE for Under-16s, we’re now offering the chance to win a hospitality package for four people which will include:

  • Four free tickets to the match
  • A table for four in the Alec Stock Lounge
  • A two-course carvery meal
  • Complimentary matchday programme
  • Reserved parking
  • Bar pass for half-time and after the match

Running across the club’s social media channels, we’ll also be choosing a winner at random from our ticketing system, so make sure you’ve got your ticket for this weekend’s clash*. 

HOW TO BUY

In person: visit the Huish Park ticket office
Phone: 01935 847888
Online: Click here

*the winner will have the cost of their ticket refunded as part of the prize

STATEMENT | Supporters Alliance respond to recent developments

The group’s chairman, Rich Rendell, commented:

“On behalf of the Supporters Alliance, I would like to thank Darren Way for his services over a number of years. However, we must now look to the future where we have new ownership looming in the coming weeks to mark a completely fresh chapter in our club’s history.

“In the meantime, with Neale Marmon taking over First Team managerial duties, I urge all supporters to get behind him, captain Gary Warren and the playing squad to maintain our EFL status. It’s important the fans come back to Huish Park in these next seven cup finals, four of which are at home.

“The home and away support has been fantastic this season despite the campaign’s difficulties, but with such importance on these coming matches our unity is vital.

“Having spoken with Neale this morning (Monday), it’s clear the message of ‘Achieve By Unity’ is important now more than ever and as part of that, he is making all First Team training sessions open to the supporters which the club will provide details for.

“He knows our safety can only be achieved together and it’s a great opportunity to come together as one, so I’m urging all stay away fans to return and help become the 12th man as we look to get over the line and start the next chapter in our club’s history on a positive note.”

STATEMENT | Comment from Feliciana EFL Ltd

‘We have been informed that the Board of Directors at Yeovil Town Football Club has dismissed First Team Manager Darren Way from his duties. While unfortunate, we believe it’s an appropriate step.
 
As important as I believe the off the pitch fan experience is, I recognise that we are engaged in a sport in which wins and losses affect each of us: owners, managers, staff, fans and citizens. YTFC is involved in a battle to remain in the league and I am confident that it has the talent to do so. I ask the fans to support their team in these last critical weeks.
 
Finally, I would like to thank Darren for all he has been to Yeovil. As a player, he helped bring the club to unprecedented heights. As a manager, he has battled to make the team the best it could be. As a person, he has been a gentleman and a source of inspiration.’
 
– Rob Couhig, Feliciana EFL Ltd.

STATEMENT | Darren Way

Whilst Darren’s dedication, strong work ethic and potential are all clear, the Board of Directors has been compelled to act as the run of form in 2019 – including 10 losses in the last 12 games – is not acceptable.

All at Yeovil Town FC wish to place on record our thanks to Darren for his long service and contribution to the club as a key player, coach and manager. We wish Darren nothing but the best for his future.

Neale Marmon has taken on First Team Manager duties on a temporary basis and we ask all our fans to strongly back him and our talented squad of players in the remaining games this season.

Any additional changes to the First Team coaching structure that may occur will be announced in due course.

REPORT | MK Dons 2-0 Yeovil Town

Looking for points on the road, Town fell behind relatively early on when Ryan Harley broke the deadlock.

At the other end, Francois Zoko had two good chances to level it up either side of the break before Chuks put the result beyond doubt late on.

Needing a turn around in fortunes Darren Way drastically altered his starting eleven with six changes in Buckinghamshire. 

In a much-changed back four, Gary Warren returned from a hamstring injury to captain the side alongside the recalled pair of Bevis Mugabi and Carl Dickinson. 

Further forward, Matt Worthington and Jake Gray were in favour in midfield as 18-year-old Academy graduate Gabby Rogers stole the headlines by being awarded a first professional start on the right wing.  

Courtney Duffus, Omar Sowunmi and Alex Pattison all dropped out with injuries picked up last time out, to see Alefe Santos and Craig Alcock as the only fit players to be excluded. 

Much-changed at Stadium MK, the green and whites had some early defending to do in the opening exchanges but looked to have ridden the early storm as Nathan Baxter remained untested between the sticks.  

Enjoying some territory at the other end, Warren and Zoko both had headers claimed by Lee Nicholls as the visitors began to tick. 

However, not willing to surrender their dominance the Dons took the lead with their first meaningful attempt on goal.

A wide free-kick was only cleared to just outside the box where Harley was on hand to drive a low shot into the bottom corner. 

Boosted by the opener, Paul Tisdale’s side enjoyed a monopoly on possession as the game ticked past the midway point of the half, stroking the ball around confidently to the frustration of Town. 

Deploying a slow tempo that did little to threaten Baxter’s goal further the game produced nothing of note until 10 minutes before the break. 

Enjoying a flurry of territory, Rogers had a dangerous looking shot blocked soon after it left his right-foot before the winger was almost on the end of Gray’s dangerous-looking low cross but for a Joe Walsh clearance. 

Restricted to only moments of promise, the green and whites had their best chance of the half on 42 minutes when Zoko picked up the ball 25 yards from goal.

Breezing past Russell Martin to drive into the box, the Ivorian saw his driven effort claimed by a diving Nicholls to round off the half’s action.

With the striker’s shot one of only a few for both sides in the opening 45 minutes, the game’s tempo was raised after the restart with a flurry of early chances. 

Conor McGrandles and Kieran Agard were both denied clear strikes on goal by brilliant last-ditch challenges from Dickinson and Waren respectively, before a spell of pressure at the other end.

Beginning to look dangerous in the final third the feeling that a chance was coming continued to grow until a guilt-edged one arrived on 58 minutes.

Alex Dobre dribbled his way into a crossing position where he picked out Zoko perfectly in the middle, but the striker’s first-time shot was curled just wide from no more than 10 yards out. 

Roared on by the travelling faithful behind the goal a succession of corners followed, but an equaliser wasn’t to come as Ryan Seager and Alex Fisher were introduced.  

Not interrupting the visitors’ dominant spell the freshly introduced Seager dragged a shot wide from the edge of the box, as Town continued to battle for an equaliser at Stadium MK. 

Sensing their lead was in danger, the Dons looked to avoid a nervy final 10 minutes and managed to do so thanks to some solo brilliance. 

Introduced at the break, Aneke picked the ball up on the touchline and drove inside to ghost past a host of challenges before firing home from close range to deliver a major blow on 82 minutes.

Deserving more for their second half display, the green and whites battled until the end but couldn’t find a goal for their efforts as Way’s side suffered defeat once again. 

MK Dons: Nicholls; Martin, Houghton, Walsh; Brittain (Cisse 71′), Gilbey (McGrandles 15′), Harley, Lewington; Agard, Hesketh, Wheeler (Aneke 46′).
Bookings: Wheeler 38′, Hesketh 43′
Subs not used: Moore, Simpson, D’Ath, Watson.

Yeovil Town: Baxter; Grant, Warren, Mugabi, Dickinson (Ojo 68′); James (Seager 61′), Worthington, Gray; Rogers, Zoko (Fisher 61′), Dobre.
Bookings:
Subs not used: Nelson, Gafaiti, Arquin, Abrahams.

NEWS | Fan Appreciation Day

The fixture is a chance for the club to thank you for your support throughout the 2018/19 campaign so far, with a host of prizes, offers and incentives available around the match.

Starting on Monday, we will be announcing a great offer to you – our 12th man – for the big match with Newport, but to kick things off we are pleased to announce the match will be FREE for under-16s. This means a family of two adults and two juniors can enjoy the match from as little as £34!

Watch out for more information next week on more fantastic offers, including a fantastic Prize Draw and a great free giveaway offer from our Catering Team!

Supporters who’ve purchased a junior ticket (under-16s) in advance can contact the Huish Park ticket office on 01935 847888 to claim a refund. 

Look out for further developments early next week ahead of a day of thanks for your support this season!

PREVIEW | MK Dons v Yeovil Town

After a three-game losing streak the green and whites sit just three points above the drop zone whilst Saturday’s opponents MK Dons lie fourth and only outside the automatic promotion spots on goal difference.

With a win for Darren Way’s side capable of causing further drama at both the top and bottom of Sky Bet League Two, Town will head to Milton Keynes in determined manner. 

They’ll be able to do so with a strong squad to pick from with only Rhys Browne (hamstring) and Sessi D’Almeida (suspended) confirmed absentees. 

Midfielder Alex Pattison (back) limped off last weekend and will have to wait and see on his involvement whilst Gary Warren (hamstring) could be close to a return.

Whoever makes the matchday 18 will be up against a Dons side who’ve won six of their last 10 but have failed to pick up maximum points in their last two outings. 

A 1-1 draw with Stevenage followed a disappointing 4-2 defeat at Morecambe a fortnight ago, with Paul Tisdale’s side boasting two former Glovers in the form of Lawson D’Ath and Kieran Agard. 

Head-to-head
Saturday will be the 17th meeting between the two sides since 2006.

A first trip to Stadium MK since 2015, the green and whites will hope to find their form against the Dons from December 2016. 

Meeting the then League One outfit in the Checkatrade Trophy, goals from Kevin Dawson, Francois Zoko, Alex Lacey and Ben Whitfield secured a comfortable 4-1 win at Huish Park. 

 

Officials
The referee in charge at the weekend will be Andy Woolmer.

Officiating mainly in League One and the Championship this season, it’ll be his first game involving Town since the 1-1 draw with Barnet in October 2017. 

Awarding 70 yellow cards and four red cards so far in 2018/19, he’ll be assisted by Adrian Waters and James Mainwaring with Darren England acting as fourth official.

Coverage
The pre-match thoughts of Adel Gafaiti and manager Darren Way can be viewed on iFollow Glovers.

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account and live matchday centre

If you’re unable to attend the game, overseas supporters can watch the game live via the iFollow Glovers service! 

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

INTERVIEW | Gafaiti ‘ready’ for latest battle

Town head into the weekend’s action after a run of three straight defeats that has seen the side slide to within three points of the bottom two. 

Conversely, the Dons are flying high in third and have lost just once in their last seven outings to remain in the automatic promotion spots. 

However, determined to get back to winning ways in Milton Keynes, Gafaiti told iFollow Glovers: “We know that it’s tough but we’re working and that’s the only thing we can do at the moment. There’s no other option for us.

“We know it’s a bit complicated but what we’ve got to do is work. Everyone is working hard, everyone is focused, everyone knows that we only have one objective which is to pick up points and that’s what we want to do.

“If they have good attackers then we have to make sure we defend well. We’re going to be ready for it.

“They can be the third best attackers in the league but they can be sure that we will come there and be ready for them and they will have a very, very hard challenge.”

 

The reverse fixture ended in a 1-1 draw at Huish Park with loanee Olufela Olomola netting a late equaliser for Darren Way’s side. 

Having recently suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at table-topping Lincoln City, Town’s defender revealed confidence remains high despite the perilous league position. 

“For the players, the staff and all of us involved at the club but I think everyone knows what we have to do and this is why we’re here.

“Of course we have pressure, we can’t lie about it but pressure is part of football. Sometimes you have pressure to win a title and sometimes you have pressure to avoid relegation.

“We are in the spot where we know the situation is a bit tough but we still have three points above the bottom two teams and we’re confident. We keep training hard, keep helping each other at the training ground and this is how we’re going to make it.”

LOTTERY | Local winner for Goalden Gate jackpot

Mr Mindel, from Othery, scooped the weekly top prize and was awarded with his cheque by Robin Newport from Yeovil Town’s lottery department. 

Pictured with his wife (right) and local shop owners Rimpal and Kinnari Patel, Mr Mindel was delighted to have won the lottery superdraw. 

If you want to be in with a chance of winning the weekly £1,000 winnings, contact the lottery department on 01935 423662 or email lottery@ytfc.net.

For more information, click HERE.

VACANCY | Academy looking for Lead PDP Coach

The full-time role will require a candidate with a UEFA A License and FA Advanced Youth Award, with a full job description found HERE.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and application form to the HR Department for the attention of James Hillier, either by email (JHillier@ytfc.net) or by post: James Hillier, Huish Park, Lufton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8YF

The closing date for all applications is 5pm on Friday 29th March 2019. 

TICKETS | Town head to take on the Dons

Needing a return to winning ways, the green and whites will take on a Dons side looking retain their automatic promotion spot. 

Prices for the clash have been reduced by the hosts to see the most expensive ticket cost just £10 with under-18s costing just £1. 

Drawing 1-1 at Huish Park back in September, Darren Way’s side will look to go one better this time around with tickets available until close of play on Thursday:

In person at the ticket office
Phone: 01935 847888
Online: Click here

Tickets are barcoded so tickets should be kept in good condition and ensure the stub is not detached.

Supporters are encouraged to buy in advance of matchday as away sales are from a cash only ticket booth where queues are likely.

For more information, visit our away tickets page.

REPORT | Yeovil Town 0-2 Macclesfield Town

In an open start to proceedings, Alex Fisher struck the post before the Silkmen took an early lead through James Pearson.

The visitors doubled their advantage on 33 minutes when Harry Smith fired home to leave the green and whites with a mountain to climb after the break.

Struggling to break down a compact Macclesfield defence the deficit couldn’t be reduced as the hosts suffered a potentially costly defeat at Huish Park. 

Falling to defeat on the road in midweek, Darren Way made two changes to the side for the return home. 

Altering the front two completely, Fisher came in for a first start in three matches alongside veteran striker Francois Zoko as Tristan Abrahams moved back to the right wing. 

With Courtney Duffus dropping to the bench and Rhys Browne (hamstring) absent, Gary Warren (hamstring) and Sessi D’Almeida (suspended) were the only other forced absentees.

On a blustery afternoon in BA22 where both sides had to battle strong winds as well as the oppositon, the visitors were quickest to settle in a game of real importance at the bottom of League Two. 

Despite Sol Campbell’s side showing early attacking intent, it was Town who registered the first meaningful attempt on goal that almost broke the deadlock. 

Neat work from Zoko on the byline resulted in a pass to his striker partner in the middle, but after turning neatly on the penalty spot Fisher’s shot came back off the base of the post. 

Unlucky not to find themselves ahead, the Glovers fell behind just three minutes later as the 20-minute mark approached. 

Ben Stephens raced into space over the top and with support in the middle, squared the ball for Pearson who swept home confidently.

Needing a quick response the green and whites almost got it when Fisher’s header from an Alefe Santos corner had to be cleared off the line by David Fitzpatrick before the series of unfortunate events continued. 

Picking up an early knock Alex Pattison had to be withdrawn to see Matt Worthington enter the fray. 

However, before the substitute had the chance to touch the ball Macc doubled their lead through Smith. 

Recycling the play from a corner, former Town loanee Reece Cole whipped in a cross for the target man to volley past Nathan Baxter from close range.

Following a pattern, Way’s side then went close again to reducing the arrears as Alex Dobre had an acrobatic volley palmed away by Kieran O’Hara, continuing their frustration in front of goal. 

In a last flurry of action before the break, Smith curled a 20-yard strike just wide for the visitors whilst at the other end Dobre somehow failed to connect with Abrahams’ sumptuous looking ball into the middle. 

Needing a drastic turnaround, the hosts made their final two changes before the hour-mark as Bevis Mugabi and Ryan Seager were introduced.

Producing a more open affair, the outlet of Dobre became more involved with a series of driving runs that threatened to open up the visiting defence. 

Led by the Romanian the Glovers began to enjoy more territory and almost set up a tense final 20 minutes when Zoko rounded the advanced O’Hara. 

Pushed wide by the onrushing stopper the Ivorian searched for Fisher in the middle but the chance went amiss as Zac Jules headed clear. 

Committing numbers forward in search of a way back into the game, a glorious chance presented itself on the break for Macc. 

Clean through on goal Smith attempted to round Baxter but was left red-faced when the ‘keeper brilliantly pounced on the ball, but unable to produce any late drama at the other end it was to be defeat for the hosts after a lacklustre performance.

Yeovil Town: Baxter; James, Sowunmi, Gafaiti, Grant; Abrahams (Mugabi 46′), Santos (Seager 54′), Pattison (Worthington 28′), Dobre; Fisher, Zoko.
Bookings: Fisher 68′, Gafaiti 78′
Subs not used: Nelson, Ojo, Arquin, Duffus.

Macclesfield Town: O’Hara; Pearson, Cameron, Kelleher, Jules, Fitzpatrick; Durrell, Rose, Cole (Whitaker 90′); Stephens (Evans 75′), Smith.
Bookings: Cameron 53′, Durrell 82′
Subs not used: Idem, Welsh-Hayes, Wilson, Marsh, Martis.

NEWS | Potential new ownership represented at Supporters Alliance meeting

Mark Palmer and Peter Couhig were present at the meeting of the supporters’ groups to share the vision of Feliciana and its associates in terms of how they intend to take the club forward once the takeover has been completed.

With the deal awaiting EFL approval, the duo answered any questions the group had with full minutes to be released in due course as per the agreed procedure with the Alliance. 

Commenting on behalf of the Alliance, chairman Rich Rendell said: “As chairman of the Alliance group I would like to thank Mark and Peter for attending and spending time with us sharing thoughts on the future of Yeovil Town FC.

“The Supporters Alliance 100% supports them and looks forward to working together in the future.  

“The club’s motto is Achieve by Unity and we are excited to make this happen.” 

WHAT’S ON | Yeovil Town v Macclesfield Town

Here’s all that’s happening throughout the day at Huish Park:

Train with Town
Somerton U9s, Tone Youth U8s & U10s, Sherborne U12s, Ash U8s, Merriott Roosters U9s and Merriott Youth U10s will be enjoying their ‘Train with Town’ experience at Huish Park. 
The group will have a behind the scenes tour of the stadium in the morning complete with a talk from manager, Darren Way, before enjoying a training session on the 3G pitch led by first-team players such as Sessi D’Almeida and Rhys Browne. 
The group will then stick around to enjoy the clash against the Silkmen.

Supporter Guides
Your first trip to Huish Park? Find maps, information and more with our guides.
Click here for home fans.
Click here for away fans.

Huish Pint
The supporters bar – situated behind the 3G pitch and adjacent to the Thatchers Gold stand – will be open from midday to home and away supporters. Complete with Sky Sports, hot and cold refreshments and seating, head along pre-match and even pre-order your half-time drinks to beat the queues!

Meet Jolly in the Club Store
The Jolly Green Giant will be in the Club Store at 1.30pm to sign Jolly soft toys which will be reduced by 20% for one day only to cost £10.40. Don’t miss out whilst stocks last!

Meal Deal
Make the most of our Meal Deals at Huish Park available from all tea bars and Huish Pint (marquee).
Adult Meal Deal: Pasty, crisps, chocolate and a drink – £6
Junior Meal Deal: Hot dog, crisps and a drink – £5.50

YTCST Huish Park Hotshot!
Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust will be staging its popular Huish Park Hotshots competition at half-time! Mille, Zach, Oliwier, Leyton & Charlie have won the chance to take on the reigning Hotshot champion in a penalty shootout on the pitch in front of the home supporters. Keep your eyes peeled during the break!

Parking
Parking is available at the ground for £3, amongst the cheapest available rate for cars in the league. Minibuses and coaches will cost £6 and £18 respectively. For regular users of the car park, a season ticket (covering all first-team league and cup matches) is priced at £50. For more information, please call 01935 847888

Read all about it!
Pick up issue 23 of the matchday programme, Green & White, from around the ground or from the Club Store. The 64-page publication – crammed full of content – can be picked up for just £3. Inside the latest issue, Courtney Duffus discusses his time so far at Town after arriving in January.

Junior Glovers Family Cabin
Packed full of pre-match activities including the latest game consoles and FIFA 19, head along to the Family Cabin for Glovers themed entertainment. Situated at the end of the Tamburino Stand and adjacent to the Thatchers Gold Terrace, the cabin is often visited by special guests including the Jolly Green Giant and members of the first team. 

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town v Macclesfield Town

Suffering consecutive defeats on the road, the green and whites return to Somerset with their buffer over the bottom two reduced to just four points. 

Back-to-back home wins over Cambridge United and Morecambe had extended the gap to six, but Town will now look for nothing less than a win against bottom of the table Macc. 

Needing their resurgence in form at home to continue, Darren Way will lose two players from Tuesday’s match at Port Vale. 

Sessi D’Almeida picked up a 10th booking of the season to now serve a two-match suspension whilst Rhys Browne limped off with a hamstring injury. 

Town’s only other injury concern remains to be Gary Warren (hamstring), with Craig Alcock, Carl Dickinson, Jake Gray, Gabby Rogers and Yoann Arquin fit and available to come into the matchday 18.

For the Silkmen, they head south after having their midweek encounter with Exeter City postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. 

That leaves Sol Campbell’s side without a win in their last seven league outings, losing 3-1 to promotion-chasing MK Dons last weekend after making nine changes to the starting XI. 

Head-to-head
Despite their poor form this season, Macclesfield will be buoyed by their head-to-head record against the Glovers.

From the previous seven encounters, Town boast just one win to thier name and have suffered four defeats including the 1-0 loss back in November. 

The sole victory came at Huish Park in 2005, as goals from Darren Way, Paul Terry, Lee Johnson and Arron Davies recorded a convincing 4-0 win in a FA Cup First Round replay.

Officials
Gavin Ward will be the man in the middle on Saturday.

It will be his first match involving the green and whites since taking charge of the 1-0 defeat at Wycombe in April last year. 

In Somerset, he’ll be assisted by John Flynn and Adam Matthews with Lee Swabey acting as fourth official.

Coverage
The pre-match thoughts of Josh Grant and manager Darren Way can be viewed on iFollow Glovers.

 

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account and live matchday centre

If you’re unable to attend the game, overseas supporters can watch the game live via the iFollow Glovers service! 

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

INTERVIEW | ‘Focus is on ourselves’ – Grant

Darren Way’s side will lineup against Macclesfield Town at Huish Park looking to halt a run of back-to-back defeats. 

The green and whites return home after losses on the road at Lincoln City and Port Vale but will aim to carry on their recent form in Somerset.

Winning their last two, Grant revealed the hosts are determined to get back to winning ways.

“The focus is on us and no one else,” he told iFollow Glovers. “Yes we’ve had two bad results that we’re not happy with, but that’s football and we move on quickly.

“The table can change so quickly with one or two results so the focus is on ourselves and hopefully we can climb that table.

“There’s no extra pressure on us being the home team. We just have to go out and implement what we have to do and try and play well. If we don’t play well, as long as we get a result we’ll be happy.”

The on-loan defender has made nine appearances since arriving in January and has started the last two matches following an ankle injury. 

Now back in the side, the 20-year-old is wanting the games to keep coming thick and fast as he looks to help Town beat the drop.

“There’s nothing better than having game after game because sometimes when you have a break you can feel a bit down but we played Friday, played Tuesday and now we go again on Saturday and that’s the best thing.

“It’s a big game not just for us but for them as well. Not down the bottom, but you want to be involved in big games where it actually matters, that’s what you want to be involved in so all the players are looking forward to the challenge and hopefully we come out on top.

“As a young player, when you’re playing in the academy you want to get that first-team football where you’re playing against men, playing in games that matter and have three points on the line every game.

“It’s a great challenge coming here to help keep Yeovil up but the sole focus is on the team.”

NEWS | D’Almeida to serve suspension

The Benin international was introduced as a first-half substitute and was booked 10 minutes after the restart. 

The midweek trip to Vale Park was the 37th league outing of the season and acted as the cut-off point for the Football Association enforcing their two-match ban for accruing 10 yellow cards. 

The untimely booking for D’Almeida will see him miss Town’s clash with Macclesfield at Huish Park on Saturday and the trip to MK Dons next weekend.

TICKETS | Glovers return home for vital clash

The green and whites left Huish Park with two consecutive wins under their belt, but have since suffered defeats at Lincoln City and Port Vale. 

Returning to Somerset looking to get back to winning ways, Darren Way’s side face bottom of the table Macclesfield with just a four-point gap on the bottom two. 

Aiming to extend that cushion, Town fans can be the 12th man on Saturday and cheer the Glovers on to victory with savings to be made on tickets when bought in advance. 

PRICES

Adult: £17-£25
Senior/Disabled: £15-£22
Young Person: £10-12
Junior: £3

HOW TO BUY

In person: visit the Huish Park ticket office
Phone: 01935 847888
Online: Click here

REPORT | Port Vale 3-0 Yeovil Town

With little between the two sides in the table before kick-off, the hosts took an important lead on 26 minutes through Manny Oyeleke. 

Taking their lead into the break, tempers became frayed after the restart before Tom Conlon made it 2-0 just past the hour-mark.

Unable to find a way back into the match Cristian Montano added a third late on to condemn the green and whites to a costly defeat at Vale Park.

In action four days after the visit to league leaders Lincoln City, Darren Way stuck with the same eleven for the midweek trip to Stoke-on-Trent. 

Altering shape to the conventional 4-4-2, Tom James reverted to right-back to give Rhys Browne a start in his more natural right wing position whilst Sessi D’Almeida was involved for the first time in a month following a shoulder injury to replace Alex Fisher (ankle) on the bench. 

With a settled side the green and whites started on the front foot and had the first shots on goal of the game.

Tristan Abrahams and James both saw efforts fly high and wide whilst at the other end the commanding pair of Omar Sowunmi and Adel Gafaiti stopped the Valiants from registering their first attempt on goal. 

Marshalling Vale’s extra man in midfield well to start with, the hosts began to build up a head of steam towards the midway point of the half. 

Moving the ball into some threatening positions both Ricky Miller and David Worrall had chances to fire at goal, but Nathan Baxter remained untested as the strikes flew over the bar.

Acting as warnings, the home side continued to fly forward as Town’s boss was forced to match John Askey’s 4-3-3. 

However, before the tactical switch had a chance to take effect the deadlock was broken from a corner. 

Worrall’s cross flew over the head of James and allowed Oyeleke to power a header into the back of the net as the half-hour mark approached. 

Buoyed by the opener the attacking wave continued as Oyeleke almost turned provider by playing in Luke Hannant whose eventual shot lacked any power. 

Becoming a half to forget for the visitors they were dealt an injury blow as the break approached, with D’Almeida making his comeback in place of a limping Browne. 

Needing the 15-minute break it was almost a 2-0 deficit to come back from when Leon Legge headed wide another Worrall cross, but the score stayed the same at the halfway stage to leave plenty of work to do for Town.

Knowing the damage a defeat could do to any survival hopes a second change was made for the restart as veteran striker Francois Zoko replaced Santos in a switch back to 4-4-2 as Abrahams moved wide.

Taming the Vale onslaught the game became a scrappy affair with a stop-start nature. 

With no chances for either side it became a battle in midfield as tempers began to approach boiling point with a number of clashes. 

Seemingly frustrating the hosts the final half-an-hour looked to be promising for the green and whites prior to a moment of magic. 

The ball fell nicely to Conlon 25 yards out and the midfielder’s first-time dipping strike left Baxter with no chance as it looped into the net.

With only a tame Zoko strike to show for their attacking endeavors the Glovers had Baxter to thank for keeping the score at 2-0. 

Working the ball into the box Miller unleashed a venomous strike from the angle that forced the Chelsea loanee to palm away from danger. 

Surviving that scare to head into the final 10 minutes, Town then had a chance of their own through substitute Ryan Seager. 

Picking up the ball in the box after beating the offside trap the poacher saw his stabbed effort tipped away by Brown to prevent a nailbiting end to the match. 

Just about retaining their two-goal advantage the hosts looked to assure their victory and managed it thanks to a substitute.

Montano, introduced moments earlier, was on hand to poke home from close range from Worrall’s wide free-kick to round off the scoring and conifrm a second straight defeat for Way’s side.

Port Vale: Brown; Clark, Legge, Smith, Crookes; Joyce; Worrall, Oyaleke, Conlon (Kay 89′), Hannant (Montano 83′); Miller (Harris 88′).
Bookings: Clark 49′.
Subs not used: Hornby, Howkins, Gibbons, Whitfield.

Yeovil Town: Baxter; James, Sowunmi, Gafaiti, Grant; Browne (D’Almeida 39′), Santos (Zoko 46′), Pattison, Dobre; Duffus (Seager 73′), Abrahams. 
Bookings: D’Almeida 55′, Abrahams 63′, Gafaiti 76′.
Subs not used: Nelson, Mugabi, Worthington, Arnold. 

NEWS | Moore departs Academy

Taking charge at the start of the 2018/19 season, Terry led the Under-18s to a fourth place finish in the EFL Youth Alliance, qualifying for Merit League 1 for the first time. 

Moving on to pastures new, the club would like to thank Terry for his services during his time at Huish Park and wish him all the best for the future. 

A further announcement will be made in due course to confirm the next chapter in the Academy’s continued development.

COMMERCIAL | Vale match available on iFollow Glovers

The green and whites head to Stoke-on-Trent with the chance to leapfrog their opponents and get back to winning ways in Sky Bet League Two. 

Away from home for the second match in a row, Glovers fans don’t have to miss a thing with match passes available for both domestic and overseas supporters. 

Costing just £5 for overseas supporters and £10 for domestic fans, you don’t have to miss a minute of the action with commentary provided by the BBC Somerset team led by Chris Spittles.

To buy your match pass for Tuesday’s match now, CLICK HERE.

Town fans in the UK and Ireland can watch live Town league games provided that: 

  • They fall outside of UEFA’s Article 48 Blocked Hours (14:45-17:15 on a Saturday)
  • They fall outside of Bank Holidays
  • They have not been selected for broadcast on Sky Sports

PREVIEW | Port Vale v Yeovil Town

The Valiants sit just one point and one place above the Glovers in the bid for EFL survival, making the midweek match a cliched six-pointer.

Claiming their first win in eight outings on Saturday, John Askey’s side will look for back-to-back home wins whilst the green and whites will aim to bounce back from defeat at top of the table Lincoln City.

The 1-0 loss on Friday night stopped Town matching their best winning streak of the campaign of three straight wins. 

Looking to start another run, Darren Way will have no fresh injuries to contend with as Gary Warren (hamstring) and Sessi D’Almeida (shoulder) edge closer to a return. 

Academy product Gabby Rogers featured for the Under-18s at the weekend as a comeback from an ankle injury to leave a virtually fully-fit squad to choose from. 

For Vale, they’ll look for talismanic striker Tom Pope to add to his nine goals so far in 2018/19 with former Glover Ben Whitfield a threat from further back with four goals. 

Head-to-head
Tuesday night will be the 14th meeting between the two sides with the Glovers looking to even up the record of five wins each. 

Meeting four times last season, Town remained unbeaten in all of them by picking up two draws in League Two and a victory in the Emirates FA Cup after a dramatic replay. 

Jordan Green’s late header at Vale Park earned a replay in the Second Round, before the Valiants had two sent off to eventually lose 3-2 to strikes from Otis Khan (x2) and Francois Zoko.

Officials
Geoff Eltringham will be the man in the middle for midweek action.

Refereeing primarily in the Championship this season, it’ll be his 32nd match of the campaign and first involving the green and whites. 

The last Town match he took charge of was in September 2014 when he oversaw at 3-1 win at Bradford City.

On Tuesday he’ll be assisted by James Wilson and Jonathan Hunt with Matthew Donohue acting as fourth official.

Coverage
If you’re unable to attend the game, overseas and domestic supporters can watch the game live via the iFollow Glovers service buy buying a match pass HERE

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account and live matchday centre

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

TICKETS | Back the boys at Vale

Tickets for the visit to Stoke-on-Trent remain on sale with savings to be made when bought in advance. 

With a £2 matchday surcharge, supporters are advised to purchase prior to Tuesday night via the Huish Park ticket office (in person/01935 847888) or online

Town have the chance to leapfrog the Valiants and pull further away from the relegation zone. 

Suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat at table-toppers Lincoln City on Friday night, Darren Way’s side will look to rediscover the form that saw them win their two games prior to the trip to Lincolnshire.

PRICES

Adult – £20
62+ – £15
18-21 – £15
Under-18 – £8
Under-12 – FOC

For more information including coach travel to the match and parking, visit our Away Tickets page.

INTERVIEW | ‘They’re giving everything’ – Way

The green and whites suffered their first defeat in three on Friday night when table-topping Lincoln claimed a 1-0 win at Sincil Bank. 

Having made the trip to Lincolnshire off the back of consecutive victories at Huish Park, Mark O’Hara’s goal proved to be the difference as Town remained six points clear of the bottom two. 

Despite the defeat, Way told iFollow Glovers he can’t fault his players’ commitment to the cause.

“They’re doing the club proud. They’re giving absolutely everything. They’ve got bundles of energy. I think in the first half, they showed no fear.

“When the goal went in, I think they weren’t as brave and didn’t have as much courage, but that happens. But overall I’d say that will stand that team in good stead.

I said to the players, certainly for how young the team that we had, the experience would stand that team in good stead. It’s important that I speak to those players in a positive manner.”

Back on the road on Tuesday night, the Glovers head to a Port Vale side who sit just one place and one point above in the Sky Bet League Two table. 

With the chance to leapfrog their opponents and pull further away from the relegation zone, Town’s boss feels his side can grow confidence from recent vital wins over Cambridge United and Morecambe. 

“We’ve played two massive games previously and they’ve come through that. I’ve no doubt that they’re together in there. Always after a game you have to pick them up.

“With Tom Pope up front it will be another direct game, on a very wide pitch, so we’re going to have to deal with first and second balls.

“It’s a pressurised game, but I think that every game at this level is pressurised. It’s important that the players remain focussed and stay strong and keep believing as well, because they’re good players.

“I’ve enjoyed watching them, although we’ve lost that game. I’ve enjoyed watching my team play.” 

INTERVIEW | Focus immediately turns to Tuesday for Pattison

The Glovers went toe-to-toe with the Imps who’ve lost at home just once all season and only succumbed to Mark O’Hara’s header with a little over 20 minutes remaining.

It was the Glovers’ first defeat in three after a recent resurgence in form but Pattison saw the positives to take forward. 

“We came with a game plan and executed it well until the goal,” he told iFollow Glovers. “We knew they were a threat from crosses and direct balls and they managed to get one in.

“Josh (Grant) dealt with their right winger all night to stop the cross but they’re the things we’ve got to cut out to get a result here.

“We do feel we should’ve got something from the game but it wasn’t a game we were expected to win and now we go onto Tuesday where we’ve got some momentum and we’re expected to win.”

Having seen off Cambridge United and Morecambe before the trip to Lincolnshire, the green and whites now face two more sides around them in the form of Port Vale and Macclesfield.

Now back in the side following a two-month injury lay-off with a back problem, the Middlesbrough loanee sees no excuses for Town not to pull away from the bottom two. 

“We’ve got a great team spirit at the moment. We know we shouldn’t be where we are in the league with the players we’ve got and everyone is back fit now so there’s no excuses.

“We should get results week in, week out at home and hopefully get a few points on the road and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t stay up.

“We’re going to Port Vale expecting to win. We’ll give it everything we can for the fans and hopefully come back with the three points.”

REPORT | Lincoln City 1-0 Yeovil Town

Frustrating the home side in the first half, Nathan Baxter was only called into action once before the break whilst the Somerset outfit teased at causing problems at the other end.

Edging towards the final 20 minutes the green and whites were creating a nervy atmosphere inside Sincil Bank before Mark O’Hara offered some relief with the opening goal.  

Battling until the end, the visitors searched desperately for an equaliser but were unable to peg Lincoln back and fell to a narrow defeat.

In action 24 hours ahead of the rest of the league, Darren Way opted to make two changes from the side that started against Morecambe last weekend. 

Back to full fitness, Josh Grant made his return to the side in place of Matt Worthington in a switch that saw Tom James move into a deep-lying midfield position to vacate the full-back slot.

Opting for a 4-1-3-2 formation at Sincil Bank, Alex Pattison came back into the starting eleven as part of a midfield three with Alex Fisher dropping to the bench as the in-form Tristan Abrahams moved further forward to partner Courtney Duffus. 

Catching the Imps out with their altered tactics, the visitors got off to a bright start under the lights and could’ve silenced the 9,000 strong home crowd inside two minutes. 

Duffus’ flick-on found the run of Pattison from midfield but facing a tight angle on the left-hand side of the box his shot was skewed over the bar.

Maintaining their positive start to proceedings, the league leaders were restricted to threatening only from set-pieces. 

Michael O’Connor’s corners caused havoc in the box on two occasions but were hacked clear by Town to maintain the stalemate. 

Making it to the midway point of the half with nothing to separate the two sides, the visitors once again threatened going forward. 

Finding plenty of space as part of a midfield diamond, Alefe Santos twice looked to find Duffus in the middle with sumptuous looking deliveries only to find Michael Bostwick on hand to just beat the Yeovil striker to the ball. 

Causing plenty of encouragement for the travelling faithful in the corner of Sincil Bank they were made to suffer a heart in mouth moment after 25 minutes.

Rhys Browne and Pattison collided on the halfway line to allow Harry Anderson a clear run on goal, but Nathan Baxter stood tall on the edge of his box to offer no angle and block the Lincoln winger’s shot. 

Saved any potential blushes by the on-loan stopper, that was as close as Danny Cowley’s side came to testing the 20-year-old between the sticks in the opening 45 minutes. 

At the other end, Tom James saw a wide free-kick somehow evade everyone in the middle before Abrahams curled a strike from 20 yards just over the bar as the break approached.

Remaining on the front foot after the restart the visitors were able to bring the talismanic figure of Alex Dobre more into the action, but it was Lincoln’s Anderson who drew the first save of the half. 

His run into the box after winning possession resulted in a low drive from the right-hand side of the box that forced Baxter to concede a corner with 55 minutes played.

Unable to make their set-pieces count frustration continued to grow amongst the home supporters, as Way’s side enjoyed some promising territory.

Trying his luck from range the effective Santos blazed a shot from 25 yards well over the bar as confidence grew amongst the Glovers, but they were soon to be undone at the back. 

Working the ball well on the edge of the box Anderson found space to swing in a cross from the right which perfectly met the run of O’Hara who headed home with aplomb. 

Needing a second wind, the Glovers immediately emptied their bench with three strikers added in the form of Francois Zoko, Ryan Seager and Fisher. 

Throwing caution to the wind the visitors left themselves exposed at the back in search of an equaliser and the Imps almost capitalised. 

John Akinde’s stooping header at the back post fell just wide before Bruno Andrade’s shot on the turn was well saved by a sprawled Baxter as stoppage time loomed. 

Penning the green and whites in their own half there was to be no late drama, as Way’s side suffered a first defeat in three.

With plenty of positives to take from the performance against the league’s number one side, Town will look to return to winning ways at Port Vale on Tuesday night.

Lincoln City: Gilks; Eardley, Bostwick, Shackell (Bolger 42′), Toffolo; O’Connor (Pett 81′); O’Hara, Anderson, Andrade; Akinde, Rhead (Rowe 67′).
Bookings: Eardley 26′, Toffolo 90′.
Subs not used: Vickers, Roberts, Watkins, McCartan. 

Yeovil Town: Baxter; Browne, Sowunmi, Gafaiti, Grant; James; Santos (Seager 76′), Dobre, Pattison; Duffus (Zoko 70′), Abrahams (Fisher 70′).
Bookings: Browne 39′, Baxter 48′.
Subs not used: Nelson, Mugabi, Worthington, Arnold. 

INTERVIEW | ‘We’ve got nothing to lose’ – Way

The Glovers head to Lincolnshire in good form after back-to-back wins which saw Cambridge United and Morecambe dispatched at Huish Park. 

Looking to now take their good form on the road against an Imps side unbeaten in the league since Boxing Day, Town’s boss is looking for more of the same from his side. 

“We’ve got nothing to lose,” he told iFollow Glovers. “They’ve probably got the biggest squad with the biggest budget and everyone expects them to get promoted.

“We have to make sure we go there and handle the arena – that’s probably the biggest thing when you go to Lincoln.

“The siren (which goes off during the game) you don’t normally get at the grounds and can cause a distraction but we’ve got to make sure the players focus on their own game and collectively, we come out of that place with a performance like on the last day of last season.”

Jordan Green’s first-half strike saw the green and whites lead at the halfway stage before eventually leaving Sincil Bank with a share of the spoils.

Targeting more of the same, Way is aware of what will need to be done by his side. 

“We’ll need discipline in and out of possession, that will probably be the biggest thing. 

 

“They’ll get off to a quick start so we have to be aware of that and make sure do our job. Every time I’ve gone to Lincoln over the years with teams I’ve either played in or that I’ve managed, it’s never been an easy place to go.

“We know we’ve got to do a job, remain strong with mental toughness and we’ll get through the game like we have the last two and they’ve ended very positively.”

PREVIEW | Lincoln City v Yeovil Town

Cambridge United and Morecambe have both left Huish Park empty-handed in the last fortnight as the green and whites have edged away from the Sky Bet League Two relegation zone. 

Following a disappointing run of form, the back-to-back wins have boosted spirits prior to the trip to take on the table toppers. 

Danny Cowley’s side are unbeaten in the league since Boxing Day but are without a win at home in their last three outings. 

Looking to extend the Imps’ winless run at home, Darren Way will once again have a selection headache with a virtually fully-fit squad to choose from. 

Captain Omar Sowunmi returned to start last weekend after five months out with an ankle ligament injury, whilst Tom James also made a comeback following suspension. 

Their returns leave just Gary Warren (hamstring) and Sessi D’Almeida (shoulder) as absentees with Gabby Rogers (calf) and Craig Alcock (knee) edging closer to returns. 

Head-to-head
Friday’s encounter will be just the eighth meeting between the two sides with the Glovers looking to pick up a first win over the Imps in four attempts. 

Danny Rowe netted twice in a 2-0 win for Lincoln in the reverse fixture at the end of January in a repeat scoreline of the fixture at Huish Park in 2017/18. 

However, the green and whites will head to Sincil Bank with memories of last season’s 1-1 draw when Jordan Green netted in the final match of the campaign.

Officials
Scott Oldham will be the man in the middle in Lincolnshire.

His 26th game of the season, it’ll be his first involving the Glovers since overseeing the 1-1 draw at Port Vale in the Emirates FA Cup in December 2017.

On Friday he’ll be assisted by David Plowright and Robert Atkin with Graham Salisbury acting as fourth official.

Coverage
The pre-match views of Tom James and manager Darren Way can be viewed on iFollow Glovers. 

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account and live matchday centre

If you’re unable to attend the game, overseas and domestic supporters can watch the game live via the iFollow Glovers service buy buying a match pass HERE

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

INTERVIEW | James targeting consistency

After back-to-back wins in January, the Glovers slumped to a six-game losing streak in Sky Bet League Two before recovering to pick up maximum points in their last two outings.

Having slipped towards the relegation zone the green and whites are now six points ahead of the bottom two heading into Friday’s trip to table toppers Lincoln City. 

Traveling to Lincolnshire in buoyant mood, defender James is looking for Town to avoid any other major slumps in form. 

Speaking to iFollow Glovers, he said: “The league we’re in, any team can beat any team and you see that every week, there’s always an upset.

“We’ve got to try and stay as consistent as we can for the rest of the season, pick up points away from home and get wins at home.

Sent off at Cheltenham last month, the 22-year-old missed the remainder of February through suspension before returning in the 3-2 win over Morecambe on Saturday. 

With six goals to his name already this season, the versatile defender is looking to carry on where he left off. 

“The suspension dragged on a lot for me,” he said. “I’ve never been suspended for that long so it was frustrating being on the sidelines for that period but I’m glad to be out there again now.

“All of last season I had so many different free-kicks that went close or the goalkeeper made a save, so I’m really happy they’ve started going in now and I’m hoping to get a few more and a few more in open play.

“There’s a bit of luck involved but I’ve worked a lot on my free-kicks not just last season but in pre-season I honed the technique of what I do.”

Now facing a trip to take on the Imps, James is looking for Town’s encouraging form to continue. 

Coming into the match as underdogs, the Welshman is looking forward to the challenge.

“It’s going to be tough as every game is and of course they’re top of the league and doing well. 

“They’ve been used to winning games week in, week out for two years pretty much so they go into every game confident but now we’ve got a couple of games behind us with wins it’ll be a good test and a good game,” he added.

“With the two results we’ve had it’s taken the pressure off a little bit but we’re not going to take our foot off the gas. No one is expecting us to win this one so if we get something out of it, that’d be perfect going into two big games against teams around us.”

COMMERCIAL | Watch Town at Lincoln live on iFollow Glovers

The green and whites will be looking to record a third straight victory in Sky Bet League Two after back-to-back wins at Huish Park. 

Now heading on the road to Lincolnshire, you can back the boys from the comfort of your own home wherever you are in the world by purchasing a match pass.

Costing just £5 for overseas supporters and £10 for domestic fans, you don’t have to miss a minute of the action with commentary provided by the BBC Somerset team led by Chris Spittles.

To buy your match pass for Friday’s match now, CLICK HERE.

Town fans in the UK and Ireland can watch live Town league games provided that: 

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NEWS | Way named ‘Manager of the Week’ by the EFL

A second consecutive home win, goals from Tristan Abrahams (x2) and Ryan Seager saw the Glovers collect all three points and leapfrog their opponents. 

Pulling away further from the bottom two, Town’s boss was recognised by the EFL in their ‘Team of the Week’ selection. 

Choosing the best performers from the weekend’s action, Way was chosen to take charge of the makeshift XI.

NEWS | Town support LPF’s Weeks of Action

LPF is a charity which provides information on disabled fans facilities at clubs and stadia, along with useful disability and access reports, guides, good practice documents and general disabled supporter information.

For a two-week period, the Weeks of Action campaign aims to celebrate the positive initiatives undertaken by clubs, sporting venues, and their governing bodies in partnership with disabled sports fans and disabled supporters’ associations.

Marking the campaign on Saturday, Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust and the club’s Disabled Supporters Association combined to welcome students from Cambian Lufton College, which provides specialist further education services for young people aged 16 to 25 with a learning disability and complex needs.

The group enjoyed a stadium tour and training session courtesy of YTCST prior to kick-off, before one of the students was able to flip the coin during the mandatory pre-match coin toss. 

Rounding off the day’s activities, the group took part in a penalty shootout on the Huish Park pitch at half-time.

Elsewhere, the first-team coaching staff wore LPF t-shirts in order to raise awareness of the charity’s work.

TICKETS | Join us under the lights at Lincoln

Darren Way’s side picked up maximum points at home to Cambridge United and Morecambe, to create a six-point gap between themselves and the bottom two. 

Now facing a trip to Lincolnshire to take on the league leaders, tickets remain on sale for Friday night’s match under the lights. 

To buy in advance, supporters can purchase either online, over the phone (01935 847888) or in person via the Club Store.

Be part of Yeo On The Go:

Adult – £22
60+/Disabled – £17
18-21 – £17
Under-18 – £9

Family Tickets

1x Adult and 1x Under-18 – £26
1x 60+ and 1x Under-18 – £21

Jordan Green was on target in a 1-1 draw last season and Town will look to go one better this time around.

For travel information and more, visit our away tickets page.

TICKETS | Prices reduced for MK Dons trip

Town fans can now grab tickets for the trip to Buckinghamshire for a maximum of £10, with under-18s costing just £1. 

The green and whites will head to Stadium MK for the first time in four years on Saturday 23rd March. 

Prices are now as follows:
Adult – £10
Over 65 – £10
Under-18 – £1

HOW TO BUY

In person at the ticket office
Phone: 01935 847888
Online: Click here

The Green & White Supporters Club will also provide coach travel to the match. 

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

Limited Parking available at the stadium for £7, or park and walk option for £5  – pre-booking advised for both at mkdons.com

Blue badge parking available to pre-book by emailing customer.services@mkdons.com

INTERVIEW | Seager delighted with ‘dream’ goal

The 23-year-old came off the bench to score a stunning 25-yard strike just five minutes later, restoring Town’s advantage which they held on to.

Lifting the green and whites above the Shrimps in the table and extending the gap between themselves and the bottom two to six points, Seager told iFollow Glovers he was happy to contribute.

“You always dream about scoring the winning goal but we spoke about it before the game, to get two wins on the bounce is massive and to go above Morecambe is perfect really.

“As soon as got the ball and turned knew I was going to shoot and as soon as it left my foot I thought it was in so just ran off celebrating just hoping the linesman would put his flag up because he was a bit behind the play, but luckily for me and for us he saw it.

“With the position we’re in at the minute, it puts us up a place so for me it’s an important goal for the club and I’m just happy I can contribute in that way.”

It’s the striker’s second goal for the club after scoring in a 4-1 defeat at Stevenage last season during a loan spell at Huish Park. 

Now off the mark as a permanent Glover, Seager is ready to build on his first EFL goal of the season and give the fans more to cheer about. 

“I’ve been working hard on the training ground and putting 100% effort in,” he said. “I’ve been speaking to the gaffer all the time as well and he’s been telling me that my time will come so hopefully now I can kick on, but I’m going to just keep working hard.

“The fans have had a difficult season this season with everything that’s gone on and the position we’re in as well, but they got behind the team, players and manager the same as last week and I think that helps everyone at the club a lot.”

INTERVIEW | Abrahams relishing new wing role

The 20-year-old netted twice in four minutes to put the Glovers 2-1 up before Ryan Seager secured all three points late on after the Shrimps equalised. 

Starting on the right of midfield after completing 80 minutes out wide a week previous, Abrahams told iFollow Glovers he’s finding it a pleasant experience.

“I’m here to play football and show what I can do so now I’ve been given the opportunity. Luckily, it’s going my way so I’m delighted about that.

“It’s a new position for me, I haven’t played there before but it’s a learning curve and I’m enjoying it. I’m playing well so I can’t complain at the minute.

“I’m wanting to score goals, I think it’s a big part of my game so I’m happy to finally bring it to the table.”

The Norwich loanees brace saw him get off the mark in green and white in what was just his second full start.

Lifting the Glovers six points clear of the bottom two, Abrahams was quick to point towards the belief amongst the players.

“There’s a lot of belief in the group so their goal didn’t really do much to our confidence,” he said. “We knew the job we had to do and if we did it right we’d get the result and we did.

“The club means a lot to each and every player, even myself. Our job is to win football matches and keep the club in the Football League so when we’re getting big results like today, it means a lot and that showed.

“We know what we’ve got to do. We can’t get ahead of ourselves with two wins because we’ve still got a lot of games left.”

REPORT | Yeovil Town 3-2 Morecambe

After a bright start from both teams the visitors opening the scoring midway through the half when Richie Bennett was perfectly placed to head past a hapless Nathan Baxter. 

The unusual attacking threat of Matt Worthington almost drew the scores level but it was the Shrimps who took the lead into the break.

Seeking a first comeback victory since August 2017, two goals in four minutes from Tristan Abrahams set Town on track for an important three points. 

Steven Old looked to have ruined the turnaround by equalising but substitute Ryan Seager restored the hosts’ lead in the dying embers of the match with a stunning strike to claim a massive three points in Somerset. 

Boosted by injury returns to create something of a selection headache, Darren Way made three changes from the 11 that started last weekend. 

Absent since the end of September with ankle ligament damage, Omar Sowunmi took the captain’s armband at the heart of defence, with Tom James returning from suspension to take the left-back spot. 

Further forward, Tristan Abrahams was rewarded with a starting spot after coming off the bench seven days ago as his role on the right wing saw Rhys Browne start at right-back for the first time. 

With a plethora of players to choose from Carl Dickinson, Jake Gray, Josh Grant and Yoann Arquin missed out on the matchday 18 to sit out the clash along with Gary Warren (hamstring), Sessi D’Almeida (shoulder), Craig Alcock (knee) and Gabby Rogers (calf).

Looking for an early lead, both sides went close to opening the scoring before the 10-minute mark when first Richie Sutton’s header grazed the top of the bar for the visitors, followed by James almost marking his return to the side by curling in a 20-yard strike. 

Continuing to be an end-to-end affair Rhys Oates forced Baxter into a quickfire double save which Town quickly responded to by seeing Courtney Duffus drag a shot across the face of goal from the angle. 

The opening quarter-of-an-hour saw both sides show plenty of attacking intent and suggested the deadlock was soon to be broken, and so it proved on 22 minutes. 

Aaron Collins legwork down the right-hand side led to a teasing cross being stood up to the back post which was perfect for Bennett to head home from close range.

Looking to break an unfortunate record of not being able to come back from behind in 2018/19, the green and whites almost drew level on the half-hour mark. 

Alex Fisher’s run to the byline ended with a cross being looped back towards the midfield run of Worthington whose well-hit drive from inside the box was brilliantly palmed away by the outstretched arm of Mark Halstead.

With that chance coming before a lull in proceedings, the rest of the half played out as something of a non-event other than Baxter being forced to tip Jordan Cranston’s free-kick over the bar as a precaution.  

Town’s stopper was called into action again immediately after the restart, as Piero Mingoia’s strike came through a number of bodies before resting in the arms of the on-loan goalkeeper.

Flying out of the traps, Jim Bentley’s side registered another attempt on goal soon after but Baxter was again equal to Cranston’s strike from range which took a knick off of Adel Gafaiti on the way through. 

Needing to swing the pendulum of momentum in their favour, Way introduced Alex Pattison and Francois Zoko in quick succession as the game ticked towards the hour-mark. 

But it was Abrahams who set the game alight with two vital strikes in quick succession.

His first on 58 minutes owed much to the brilliant trickery of Alex Dobre who weaved past a succession of visiting defenders before teeing up Duffus, whose touch fell into the path of the on-loan Norwich striker to emphatically sweep home his first goal for the club. 

Back by a now raucous home crowd the turnaround was complete before many had stopped celebrating the equaliser thanks to another cool finish. 

Alefe Santos’ run to the byline ended with a ball into Zoko, his shot on the turn ricocheted into the path of Abrahams who then coolly curled into the bottom corner.

Looking like a dream afternoon at Huish Park, the visitors threw a spanner in the works with the game inside the final 10 minutes. 

A corner swung into the box was stabbed goalwards by Old and nestled in the back of the net to stun the hosts. 

Not to be denied, Yeovil-boy Seager was given a fairytale when his shot and turn from 25 yards spectacularly cannoned in off the bar to cue pandemonium. 

With more than 10 minutes of stoppage time played the Glovers had an uneasy closure to the match but clung on to pick up a huge three points in the basement battle in Sky Bet League Two.

Yeovil Town: Baxter; Browne, Sowunmi, Gafaiti, James; Abrahams, Worthington (Pattison 52′), Santos, Dobre; Fisher (Zoko 57′), Duffus (Seager 82′).
Bookings: Santos 42′, Zoko 90′.
Subs not used: Nelson, Mugabi, Ojo, Arnold.

Morecambe: Halstead; Mills, Sutton, Old, Conlan; Mingoia, Kenyon (Mendes 80′), Cranston, Oates (Ellison 69′); Collins, Bennett (Mandeville 69′).
Bookings: Kenyon 46′, Sutton 57′, Cranston 90′, Ellison 90′, Halstead 90′.
Subs not used: Roche, Hedley, Dalby, McKay.

WHAT’S ON | Yeovil Town v Morecambe

Here’s all that’s happening throughout the day:

Read all about it!
Pick up issue 22 of the matchday programme, Green & White, from around the ground or from the Club Store. The 64-page publication – crammed full of content – can be picked up for just £3. Inside the latest issue, Alex Dobre discusses making an impact at Huish Park and his international hopes with Romania. 

 

Supporter Guides
Your first trip to Huish Park? Find maps, information and more with our guides.
Click here for home fans.
Click here for away fans.

Huish Pint
The supporters bar – situated behind the 3G pitch and adjacent to the Thatchers Gold stand – will be open from midday to home and away supporters. Complete with Sky Sports, hot and cold refreshments and seating, head along pre-match and even pre-order your half-time drinks to beat the queues!

Level Playing Field Weeks of Action
To mark this year’s LPF Weeks of Action, the club’s Disabled Supporters Association and Community Sports Trust are combining for a day of events.
The LPF is a charity which provides information on disabled fans facilities at clubs and stadia and general disabled supporter information and to highlight the charity’s good work the DSA and YTCST will host students from Cambian Lufton College, which provides specialist further education services for young people aged 16 to 25 with a learning disability and complex needs.
The group will receive coaching on the 3G, a stadium tour and will complete a half-time penalty shoot-out.

Meal Deal
Make the most of our Meal Deals at Huish Park available from all tea bars and Huish Pint (marquee).
Adult Meal Deal: Pasty, crisps, chocolate and a drink – £6
Junior Meal Deal: Hot dog, crisps and a drink – £5.50

Tea Bars
For all your refreshment needs, the tea bars around the ground will be open between 1pm and 4.15pm. Fully stocked with hot and cold food and drink, sweets and more, follow signage within the ground to locate the nearest tea bar.

Junior Glovers Family Cabin
Packed full of pre-match activities including the latest game consoles and FIFA 19, head along to the Family Cabin for Glovers themed entertainment. Situated at the end of the Tamburino Stand and adjacent to the Thatchers Gold Terrace, the cabin is often visited by special guests including the Jolly Green Giant and members of the first team.

Parking
Parking is available at the ground for £3, amongst the cheapest available rate for cars in the league. Minibuses and coaches will cost £6 and £18 respectively. For regular users of the car park, a season ticket (covering all first-team league and cup matches) is priced at £50. For more information, please call 01935 847888

 

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town v Morecambe

The green and whites picked up an important three points at home seven days ago, as Courtney Duffus’ first goal for the club saw off Cambridge United. 

Facing another side in the lower echelons of Sky Bet League Two, the hosts will look to build some momentum as they prepare for tough away trips to Lincoln City and Port Vale. 

Looking to record consecutive wins for the second time in 2019, the Glovers will be boosted by the return of several key players. 

Second top goal scorer Tom James is eligible after serving a four-match suspension, whilst fellow defenders Josh Grant and Omar Sowunmi could both return from ankle injuries. 

Middlesbrough loanee Alex Pattison sat out the win over the U’s but is likely to have recovered from a back injury, to only leave question marks over Craig Alcock (knee), Gary Warren (hamstring), Sessi D’Almeida (shoulder) and Gabby Rogers (calf). 

The Shrimps will make the trip south unable to call upon former Glover AJ Leitch-Smith who’s set to miss the remainder of the campaign with a hamstring injury, leaving veteran striker Kevin Ellison to lead the line. 

Manager Jim Bentley is the longest serving manager in the top four tiers of English football having been in charge since May 2011. 

Head-to-head
Saturday will be the eighth meeting between the two sides with the Lancashire outfit coming out on top in five encounters.

The last two matches have been decided by a single goal with Town going down at the Globe Arena 2-1 and 4-3 in the last two seasons. 

Yeovil’s only win came in March 2017 when Matt Butcher, Alex Lacey and Bevis Mugabi netted up north to record a 3-1 win. 

Officials
Antony Coggins will take charge of proceedings at Huish Park.

It will be his second match of the season involving Town, having overseen the 1-1 draw with MK Dons back in September. 

He’ll be assisted by Andrew Laver and Matthew Lee with Paul Lister acting as fourth official.

Coverage
The pre-match thoughts of Courtney Duffus and manager Darren Way can be viewed on iFollow Glovers.

 

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account and live matchday centre

If you’re unable to attend the game, overseas supporters can watch the game live via the iFollow Glovers service! 

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

INTERVIEW | Duffus ready for more after success against Cambridge

Duffus, formerly of Everton, joined the Glovers on deadline day after a difficult spell with the Latics.

Goals have been largely hard to come by at Huish Park this season, and Yeovil’s new frontman is looking to get back into goalscoring form in a new environment.

“Things weren’t going great for me at Oldham and I got a phone call from Paul Terry, who was at Oldham beforehand, so it sort of just happened like that really.” Duffus told iFollow Glovers.

“I got a good feeling when I came down here and spoke to the manager, and obviously I’ve seen the way he does things and I think I’ve made the right choice by coming here.” 

Speaking on aims for the remainder of the season, the former Ireland Under-21 international said: “The biggest target this season is to make sure we stay in the Football League. Personally, it’s just about getting myself out there on the pitch and getting as many minutes as I can and obviously scoring as many goals as I can.

“Last week we put in a performance for the fans to get behind as well, they’ve not been getting results the last few weeks so it was good to give them something to cheer about.”

This weekend’s fixture is a one of top importance for both clubs, something Duffus is aware of and hoping to take advantage of.

“Every game coming up now for us is a big game, but this in particular is like a six-pointer. We’ve trained well this week, everyone’s looking sharp and hopefully the win last Saturday will give us some momentum to go on a run of winning football matches.”