Month: November 2019

REPORT | Bromley 1-1 Yeovil Town

Late drama at Hayes Lane sees Yeovil Town share the points against promotion rivals Bromley.

Rhys Murphy’s late leveller cancelled out Frankie Raymond’s earlier penalty for a dramatic ending in stoppage time.

Both sides reduced to ten men in the first half, due to Lee Collins and Chris Bush red cards. Neither side were able to come out on top in what was a hard fought battle at Hayes Lane.

Darren Sarll made one change to the side which was held by Aldershot on Tuesday evening.

Courtney Duffus returned to the fold in the place of James Tilley as Sarll decided to go with two up-front.

The physical presence of the forwards saw Town enjoy a bright opening to proceedings, with Jimmy Smith firing over with the first chance of the game just four minutes in.

The hosts would grow into the game, utilising the wide areas through counterattacks creating a number of chances.

The best would fall to Ben Williamson at the back-post, but he couldn’t quite get a clean connection.

The game would burst into life as the half came to a close with two red cards in the space of five minutes. The first would go to Yeovil captain Collins after halting a goalscoring opportunity, around 25-yards from goal.

The second red would make it ten a side as Courtney Duffus nicked the ball from Bush’s feet, the Bromley centre-back reacted by pulling back the Yeovil forward with the referee then sending him for an early bath.

An eventful first half only lacked goals as the two sides went into the break level.

The second half began with the hosts on top, controlling possession but not making any chances.

The game was always going to be decided by individuals with both sides cancelling each other out tactically, and it was Albi Skendi’s late challenge that gave away a penalty which turned the tide. Raymond expertly dispatched from the spot to put Bromley ahead.

The hosts continued their pressure following the goal, and Stuart Nelson was forced into a superb stop, as the goal scorer Raymond broke past the Yeovil defence.

As time ticked on, Yeovil dominated the ball, but couldn’t make a clear-cut goalscoring chance.

Largely limited to shots from distance, Town struggled to break down the resilient Ravens.

It wouldn’t be until stoppage time that the Glovers would have a chance, and it would be taken. Charlie Lee’s diagonal ball found Gold Omotayo, whose flicked goal bound header fell to Murphy on the goal line for the green and whites to salvage a draw.

 

Bromley: Huddart, Wood, Holland, Coulson, Raymond, Cheek, Bingham, Bush, Williamson, Rees, Edmonds-Green.

Bookings: Bush (Red), Raymond

Subs not used: Najia, Mekki, Dunne, Klass, Henry.

 

Yeovil Town: Nelson; Hutton, Collins, Skendi, Bradbury; Lee, Hippolyte, D’Ath, Smith; Duffus, Murphy.

Bookings: Collins (Red), Murphy, Hutton.

Subs not used: Jones, Worthington, Tilley, Dagnall, Omotayo.

NEWS | Yeovil Town Shop Sale

The Yeovil Town shop is having a sale with up to 50% off selected lines!

Items available in this sale include clothing, duvets and even a Yeovil Town clock!

These deals are available from the club shop or online, so act fast before it’s all gone!

Click HERE to view what is on offer!

 

PREVIEW | Bromley F.C. – Yeovil Town

After an exciting encounter in September, Yeovil Town meet Bromley for the second time this season with a trip to Hayes Lane on Saturday (3pm).

With both sides pushing for promotion, Saturday’s clash sets up to be an enthralling affair, with victory potentially taking Town up to second.

The last time the sides met, the green and whites were the form side in the division, but with both sides enduring a slight drop in results, victory could be a crucial turning point in either sides season.

 

Head-to-Head

The Glovers have a history of good fortune against Bromley, with Town boasting ten wins to Bromley’s one. 

Earlier this season, Yeovil came out on-top in a thrilling encounter at Huish Park in front of almost 4,000 fans thanks to goals from Jimmy Smith, Charlie Lee and a Marc-Anthony Okoye own goal.

Prior to this season, the most recent meeting between the two sides since April 1997 when a Howard Forniton double was enough for Town to return to Somerset with three points.

The most memorable victory with Saturday’s visitors came in February 1996 as Huish Park hosted a seven-goal thriller which Yeovil came out with a 4-3 victory. 

 

Officials

Daniel Middleton will be the man in the middle on Saturday, refereeing his second Yeovil game of the season, previously taking charge of the 3-1 victory vs Woking at Huish Park.

Middleton will be assisted by Gary Jerden and Steven Parmenter with Craig Simpson acting as the fourth official.

 

Coverage

The pre-match thoughts of Lawson D’Ath and Darren Sarll are available on YTTV now.

On match day, 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.

Follow our official social media channels:

Twitter – @YTFC

Facebook – YTFCOfficial

Instagram – @ytfcofficial

 

Ticket news

Tickets for this National League encounter are available from Bromley’s ticketing portal, linked HERE.

Bromley have noted that Yeovil Town fans will NOT be able to gain access to the stadium before 1:30pm.

It is cheaper to purchase tickets in advance, and to avoid any major queues on the day, fans are advised to purchase from the ticketing portal.

Due to the segregation of Hayes Lane, fans wishing to be seated should contact Bromley on either 0208 460 5291 or email (info@bromleyfc.co.uk).

 

Admission prices are as follows:

Adult: £15.00 / Match-day £18.00

Concessions (Over 65’s): £10.00. / MD: £12.00

Armed Forces, NHS/Emergency Services & Football League Season Ticket Holders*: £10. / MD: £12.00

Under 16’s & Students** aged 16-21 yr: £5.00. / MD: £10.00

Under 16’s go FREE when accompanied by a full paying adult, or £5.00 on the match-day

VACANCY | Match-day volunteers wanted

Yeovil Town Football Club is looking for litter pickers for match-day’s at Huish Park.  

All volunteers will receive free admission to matches, enabling them to enjoy Town’s National League season.

Litter pickers will undertake their duties after full-time, cleaning up the stands once fans have left Huish Park.

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

WATCH | Darren Sarll on learning from previous National League encounters

Ahead of facing Bromley from the second time this season, Darren Sarll spoke on utilising hindsight in the promotion clash.

Speaking to YTTV, the Gaffer said;

“What I like about this stage of the season is that we’re playing teams for the second time. Being retrospective and working with hindsight, is a really important, and something that not enough people use.

“We should have learnt from our experiences against all the teams we have played. It’s only Torquay and Chesterfield who we haven’t played.

“We’re learning all the time against our opponents and that give you more of a foundation as a coach, of where you can turn to in terms of your preparation.

“Bromley have been really consistent this season and league tables don’t lie. After twenty odd games, league tables are pretty solid indicators of where your team is at.”

Following Tuesday’s draw against Aldershot, Sarll spoke briefly on attempts to bring in a signing, offering an update the Gaffer said;

“We tried really hard yesterday. We started moving and opening some doors, so I’m just waiting on some final calls back now.

“We have four or five plates spinning of various different ages and leagues. We’re waiting for the plates to fall and catch one as they all smash.

“The phone has been attached to my head for the last 48 hours really and it’s something we’re working really hard to try and do.”

WATCH | Lawson D’Ath focused on Yeovil Town performances

Yeovil Town midfielder Lawson D’Ath says the squad are ‘focused’ on themselves ahead of the promotion clash with Bromley on Saturday (3pm).

After victory against the Ravens at Huish Park earlier in the season, D’Ath and his teammates are determined to repeat the act this weekend.

Speaking to YTTV, the midfielder said;

“Every game is different, some weeks teams turn up and they can be good, some weeks not so much. So, we’ll just take it one game at a time and when the game starts, we can go from there.

“We don’t concentrate on who we’re facing, it’s all about concentrating on ourselves at this time of the year.

“All we do is look to the next game – we’re not thinking, two, three, four games ahead. It’s all about ourselves, and if we’re picking points up, that is all that matters.

“The rest of the table obviously takes care of itself, when you get to later on in the season you might start having a look. Bromley have every right to be up there with us if they’re getting results.”

Bromley’s home ground; Hayes Lane has an artificial surface but D’Ath insists this will make no difference to how the Glovers prepare.

“It’s similar to what we’re used to. I’ve grown up playing on 3G pitches all my life.

“I’m used to the conditions, so it won’t make a massive difference.”

VACANCY | Full-time first team physiotherapist required

Yeovil Town Football Club is looking recruit a full-time physiotherapist for its first team to start immediately.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the arena of professional football and offers candidates the chance to make a real impact on helping the team be successful.

The candidate appointed will provide a range of physiotherapy services to the first team, including the assessment and diagnosis of injuries, plus arranging treatment and injury prevention programmes.

The hours of work will be centred on training and match schedules, so evening/weekend working is required.

The successful applicant will hold a Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy and be CSP & HCPC registered. Experience in working with a professional sports team is also essential.

The salary for the post is up to £35k per annum dependant on the successful candidate’s experience.

To apply, please email or post a copy of your CV to recruitment@ytfc.net or by post at Yeovil Town FC, Huish Park, Lufton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8YF.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 13th December.

NEWS | Martin Baker Funeral Arrangements

All are welcome to a celebration of the life and a farewell to Martin Baker, lifelong supporter and recorder of the ups and downs of Yeovil Town Football Club.

The funeral is to be held on Friday 13th of December from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at:

GreenAcres Chiltern

Potkiln Lane, Jordans,

Chalfont St Peter,

Beaconsfield,

HP9 2XB : Directions

No dress code – Martin was not one for formality – so whatever people feel comfortable in.

Flowers if you desire. (Should anyone who can’t attend wish to send flowers the florist should deliver to the above address with Martin’s name clearly identified.)

For preference over flowers, Martin’s family has chosen contributions to The Adam Stansfield Foundation. Donations can be made on the day or via the Foundation’s donation page on Virgin moneygiving HERE

The Adam Stansfield Foundation, 6 Bicton Street, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2RT.

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One of his photos Martin was rather proud of: Adam scoring in the FA Trophy Final 2002.

 

WATCH | Tactical change ‘made us better’ says Sarll

Darren Sarll says his side were caught unexpected as Aldershot began in an unfamiliar formation on Tuesday night.

Ethan Chislett’s early penalty sparked Yeovil back into life as Albi Skendi hooked Sarll’s side level.

The visitors would take the lead again through Jack Powell’s free kick, but Yeovil fought back again as Courtney Duffus won a penalty which was expertly converted by Rhys Murphy.

Speaking to YTTV, the Gaffer said;

“I thought we were very, very toothless first half. The fact they didn’t play the shape we thought they were going to play, nullified the one we played on Saturday, but once we changed that I thought we were better”

“We were very delicate, the pitch didn’t really help us pass it, so it became really scratchy and ugly,”

“I said to the players that they need to go out and have belief, you must have belief in what you do, how you will defend or attack, head it or tackle. 50% had not enough belief at all.”

 

REPORT | Yeovil Town 2 – 2 Aldershot

Yeovil Town drew for a second successive game as Aldershot held the Glovers to a 2-2 draw.

After trailing twice, goals from Albi Skendi and Rhys Murphy clawed Yeovil back into the game for a share of the spoils.

The result leaves Yeovil in sixth in the National League, but still four points off top spot.

Darren Sarll made one change to his side which drew with Wrexham at the Racecourse Ground.

The ever-versatile Skendi returned to the side in the place of Luke Wilkinson who was forced off the field in North Wales.

The game began at a slow pace, with neither side gaining a significant foothold on the game.

Both sides seemed to cancel each other out, and with chances at a premium it was always going to take something special or a mistake to break the deadlock; and it was a combination of both which did that.

A brilliant run by Jack Powell led to him being taken down by James Tilley in the penalty area leaving the referee no choice but to award the Hampshire side an opportunity from the spot. The penalty was expertly converted by Ethan Chislett who sent Stuart Nelson the wrong way to give Aldershot the lead.

The goal forced Yeovil to come out and force the play, with Town dominating the ball in the Aldershot half.

This pressure would tell after Myles Hippolyte’s long throw caused havoc in the Shots box, the ball then fell to Skendi who expertly hooked the green and whites level.

With the sides level the half came to a close in a similar vein as it opened, with a distinct lack of opportunities.

The visitors began the second half with much more intent.

This intent would pay dividends as Powell gave the visitors the lead. The midfielder hammered home a free-kick from 35-yards which left Yeovil stopper Stuart Nelson stranded.

The goal forced Sarll to act, making positive substitutions bringing on both Courtney Duffus and Chris Dagnall to partner Murphy.

The substitutions would lead to chances, the first falling to Jimmy Smith who had his driven effort from 20-yards saved by Mitch Walker.

Town would win a penalty just minutes later after the substitute Duffus was fouled in the box, red-hot Murphy stepped up and converted from the spot to level the scoring.

The Glovers would be the ones applying the pressure throughout the closing stages, but a clear-cut chance would not come to fruition.

Despite the ball being continually forced into the Shots box, the Hampshire side held out for a hard-fought draw in South Somerset.

 

 

Yeovil Town:Nelson, Collins, Bradbury, Skendi, Hutton, Tilley (Dagnall), Lee, D’Ath (Duffus), Smith, Hippolyte, Murphy.

Booked: Bradbury

Subs not used: Worthington, Omotayo, Jones, Dagnall.

 

Aldershot:Walker, Kinsella, Rance, Anderson, Shields (Lyons-Foster), Whittingham (Santos), Finney, Bettamer (Panayiotou), Chislett, Hunt, Powell.

Booked: Whittingham, Anderson

Subs not used: Rowe, Mullings.

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Aldershot Town

Darren Sarll’s side will look to return to winning ways as Aldershot Town visit Huish Park on Tuesday night (7.45pm).

After a topsy-turvy encounter with Wrexham on Saturday, in-form striker Rhys Murphy will be looking to add to his goal tally following his hat trick against the Red Dragons.

Aldershot, a side which includes former Glover Alefe Santos, travel to Somerset in good spirits after a 2-1 victory against promotion hopefuls Notts County.

 

Head-to-head

Tuesday’s encounter will be the second between the two sides this season, after Town swept away the Hampshire-based outfit in September by 1-3 thanks to goals from Myles Hippolyte, Jimmy Smith & Rhys Murphy.

Before this season, the green and whites last met the Shots in a friendly ahead of the 1998/99 campaign, coming away with a 3-1 defeat. 

 

Officials

Samuel Allison will be the man in the middle. It’ll be his eighth match of the campaign having so far refereed Yeovil once, in our 1-1 draw with Stockport County.

He’ll be assisted by Sean Rothwell and Craig Scriven with Roger Smith acting as fourth official.

 

Coverage

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.

Follow our official social media channels:

Twitter – @YTFC
Facebook – YTFCOfficial
Instagram – @ytfcofficial

Ticket News

Tickets for tonight’s match are only available from the club ticket office, due to maintenance of our online ticketing system (01935 847888).

 

 

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The Vanarama Big Interview: Darren Sarll’s unusual journey, and the club’s next chapter

Darren Sarll was pottering around the pitch for St Albans City nearly 15 years ago and it suddenly hit him.

Young, up and coming and with ambition – usually it’s that point you are still dreaming of a Football League future.

The Glovers manager was, but not with his boots on.

“I was a central midfielder, not a bad one but not a great one either,” he said.

“I was alright with the ball but I never moved past the half-way line! I was that type of player, and the Conference South suited me.

“Problem was I was playing on the edge, and sometimes it wasn’t great for me. So I started to think more about the future even at that stage.

“I wanted to go into coaching, I knew that from an early stage. But playing twice a week and all the training, alongside my job, it was hard to find the time.

“I was starting to try and put my views across and it probably wasn’t what the club’s manager wanted! I couldn’t be that know-it-all young player who wouldn’t be quiet.

“I didn’t want to be average at two things, so I decided to try and become good at one. It wasn’t an easy call to give up playing on Saturdays, but I knew I had to if I wanted to take my coaching further.

“It was a conscious decision to stop playing. I fell into love with coaching and I think because I went in early with it, I have used these ten years to get a head start.”

He’s 36, one of the youngest managers on the circuit.

Falling into it at Stevenage at the age of 32 – an EFL baby with many of his players older – there was still so much to learn.

“I was head of youth for three years and I knew everyone at the club – from the chairman to the ladies who worked behind the tea bars on matchdays,” he adds.

“The club were in trouble down the bottom. Let me tell you, there is so much pressure in that situation.

“You didn’t want to be the person to cost people their jobs by getting relegated. But I learned so much at a young age.

“Now I’m trying to take that experience into the job at Yeovil and so far I’m loving every minute of it.”

Being in contention when the bookies weren’t expecting it hasn’t totally surprised Sarll.

“I’m just a normal guy, but I do like to think I add some authenticity to it all,” he adds. 

“When I was at Stevenage, maybe I couldn’t be myself because of the pressure involved in keeping a club in the EFL.

“Now, I’m more me. I laugh when I want to, and I criticise when I want to. I can be more myself and bring that to the job. Hopefully that has helped, especially with the players who let me tell you are a wonderful group.

“Being where we are in the table is nice but do you know the best thing is? The team have totally re-connected with the public.

“There wasn’t really a relationship there last season but now I think that’s all changed. Winning helps of course, but so does personality and performance. They want a committed team and that’s what we’ve seen.”

 

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COMMERCIAL | FA Trophy Sponsorship Available: Welling United

With the Glovers being drawn at home to Welling United on Saturday 14th December we have the Match Sponsor and Ball Sponsorship available. (Details Below)

Yeovil Town Football Club have fond memories of The FA Trophy after winning the competition back on The 12th May 2002 when we defeated Stevenage 2-0 at Villa Park.

The Goals were scored by Carl Alford and Adam Stansfield with Adam also going on to receive the Man of The Match Award. The Crowd that day was almost 19,000.

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So why not join us as a Sponsors as we embark on our Journey for FA Trophy Glory.

For More information contact Dave Linney On 01935 847872 or email dlinney@ytfc.net. 

MATCH SPONSOR £1,000 + vat to include:

MATCH SPONSOR HOSPITALITY COMPONENTS 

  • Sixteen guests in The John Fleetwood Suite
  • Complimentary car park passes
  • Drinks reception upon arrival
  • Delicious two-course meal with tea/coffee
  • Waiter/waitress service
  • Account bar and cash bar facility
  • Reserved seating
  • Complimentary official matchday programme & Team sheets
  • Flat screen plasma TV including Sky Sports
  • Exclusive Yeovil Town Football Club gift to commemorate the day

BRANDING COMPONENTS FOR YOUR COMPANY 

  • Company Welcome in the commercial pages of the official matchday programme
  • PA Announcements throughout the matchday
  • Company Name on Stadium Scoreboard
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  • Company Editorial coverage in the official matchday programme
  • Full Page advert in the official matchday programme 
  • Half Time Photograph and introduction to the Huish Park crowd
  • Exclusive Photograph with your chosen man of the match at the end of the game

 

BALL SPONSOR £250 + vat

  • This is a low cost sponsorship option ideal for businesses or even as a gift for a dedicated fan.
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  • Presentation of a Signed Ball at Half Time
  • Half Time Photograph and introduction to the Huish Park crowd
  • To include a 2 course Meal

WATCH | Darren Sarll praises ‘breath-taking’ Yeovil Town fans.

Darren Sarll was quick to heap on the praise for the travelling Yeovil Town supporters following our enthralling 3-3 draw with Wrexham.

Speaking to YTTV in North Wales, the Gaffer said;

“First of all, there has been some moments I’ve had here already, Solihull away, the first win at home against Eastleigh, but this one the fans afterwards, wow! They took my breath away.”

“They were so strong with us, that is our core, they’re our proper supporters.”

“I’m pleased for them more than anyone that we gave them something to watch and a point to take home too.”

As a manager, the topsy-turvy nature of the National League clash was even more of an agonising experience.

“It was horrendous (for a manger), horrible, evil. It was like I’d done something wrong in a previous life!”

“We’ve been poor at times when it comes to taking things away from games, and today it was hell on Earth at times, at one point in the last minute I put my head inside my coat and hoped it would stop.”

“There is a good 50% of that dressing room who is disappointed with how they played. Then you can go to Murphy and he’s bouncing around. So, it’s a real mixture of emotions.”

WATCH | Rhys Murphy frustrated not to claim three points

Rhys Murphy produced a stellar goalscoring display as Yeovil Town drew 3-3 with Wrexham in North-Wales. 

Despite netting a hat-trick Murphy left the Racecourse Ground feeling disappointed with the result.

Speaking to YTTV, the striker said:

“I enjoy scoring goals, but I’m gutted with the chances missed; the one in the first half which I put over the bar after the cross from (James) Tilley, I just couldn’t get on top of it.”

“I’ve come off with mixed emotions, but the overriding one was how we’ve let the game slip and only got a point. That was the main feeling going into the dressing room.” 

“We’ve just spoke, you come away from home and you get a point, then there’s plenty of positives to take.”

“So yeah, it was mixed emotions following this game, but I am happy to be scoring goals.”

REPORT | Wrexham AFC 3 – 3 Yeovil Town

Rhys Murphy’s hat trick was not enough as Yeovil Town drew 3-3 with Wrexham in an exciting encounter in North Wales.

Town took an early lead, but the hosts continued to peg back the Glovers through goals from Akil Wright, Rutherford and Bobby Grant to share the points.

Darren Sarll made two changes to the side which fell to defeat against Dover.

Luke Wilkinson returned to the side following his suspension, and James Tilley also came into the starting 11 as Sarll looked for a reaction from his forward line.

Sarll got the reaction from his side that he was looking for almost instantly, as Murphy fired Town into the lead. After a brilliant cross from Myles Hippolyte, the ball fell to Jimmy Smith who expertly dropped the ball into Murphy’s feet for an early lead.

The goal sparked the hosts into life, mounting serious pressure on Stuart Nelson’s goal.  Some heroic defending from Wilkinson denied the North-Wales side a leveller after Grant had found a way round Nelson. 

Wrexham would level the score in the 22nd minute through Wright. After some excellent work from Ben Tollitt, the forward played the ball across goal to Wright who comfortably levelled.

Wilkinson’s afternoon was cut short after the defender pulled up after defending a set-piece, Albi Skendi came on to replace him.

It was always going to take something special for Yeovil to claim the lead once again, and a brilliant pass from the substitute Skendi did just that. The versatile defender expertly played through Smith who once again combined with Murphy who bagged his second of the afternoon.

Not trying to be outdone, Wrexham scored an even more stunning goal just minutes later. Paul Rutherford fired from 30-yards out, leaving Nelson stranded and levelled the scoring.

After an electric first half, the two sides found themselves level at the break.

The second half began with the same intensity, and it didn’t take long for a goal, as the hosts found a way in front through Grant’s poked finish.

Yeovil had to react, and they did, forcing the play inside the Wrexham half.

This forcefulness would pay dividends in the 66thminute as Murphy capitalised upon Shaun Pearson’s mishit clearance to finish beyond Rob Lainton and complete his hat trick.

Neither side was willing to settle for a draw, Sarll made attacking changes bringing on the likes of Courtney Duffus and Chris Dagnall.

Duffus would almost make an instant impact as he caught Lainton off his line, only for the hosts to clear.

Wrexham would have the best chance to win it in stoppage time as earlier goalscorer Grant spurned an excellent chance inside the box.

Ultimately, neither side showed enough to win the game with the points shared at the Racecourse Ground.

 

Wrexham: Lainton, Pearson, Lawlor, Summerfield, Young, Tollitt (Patrick), Grant, Carrington, Rutherford, Reid (Reid), Wright.

Bookings: Rutherford, Pearson

Subs not used: Dibble, Redmond, Harris.

 

Yeovil Town: Nelson; Bradbury, Wilkinson (Skendi), Collins, Hutton (Dagnall); Lee, Tilley, D’Ath, Smith (Duffus), Hippolyte, Tilley; Murphy.

Bookings: Murphy

Subs not used: Jones, Omotayo, Duffus, Skendi, Dagnall

 

 

 

 

TICKETS | Bromley away

Yeovil Town travel to Hayes Lane on Saturday 30th November (3pm) to face Bromley F.C.

Tickets for this National League encounter are available from Bromley’s ticketing portal, linked HERE.

Bromley have noted that Yeovil Town fans will NOT be able to gain access to the stadium before 1:30pm.

It is cheaper to purchase tickets in advance, and to avoid any major queues on the day, fans are advised to purchase from the ticketing portal.

Due to the segregation of Hayes Lane, fans wishing to be seated should contact Bromley on either 0208 460 5291 or email (info@bromleyfc.co.uk).

 

Admission prices are as follows:

Adult: £15.00 / Match-day £18.00

Concessions (Over 65’s): £10.00. / MD: £12.00

Armed Forces, NHS/Emergency Services & Football League Season Ticket Holders*: £10. / MD: £12.00

Under 16’s & Students** aged 16-21 yr: £5.00. / MD: £10.00

Under 16’s go FREE when accompanied by a full paying adult, or £5.00 on the match-day.

 

*Employers ID / Valid in date Football League/Premier League Season Ticket required on entry

**Valid Student ID & Proof of Age required on entry

 

PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town and Wrexham AFC meet at the Racecourse Ground for the first ever league clash between the two sides.

Despite an overwhelmingly good start to the season, Darren Sarll’s Yeovil side have faltered in recent weeks with only two wins in the last six games.

Wrexham have had a tough start to life in the 19/20 season. Despite being hotly tipped as promotion candidates, Dean Keates side sit in 22ndplace.

In what will be our first ever visit to the Racecourse Ground, the green and whites will be looking to climb back up the National League table with a win on Saturday.

Have we met before?

This will be the first league clash between the two sides, having only previously met in an FA Cup clash and a friendly.

The FA Cup clash was the most recent encounter, taking place in 2003 at Huish Park, Town comfortably advanced to the next round with a 4-1 victory.

Our friendly clash came 47 years earlier in October 1956 as the Glovers hosted the North Wales outfit. The green and whites were the 2-1 victors in the mid-season friendly thanks to goals from Harry Robshaw and Jimmy Elder.

Officials

Samuel Barrott will be taking charge of the National League clash in North Wales. This will be Barrott’s second Yeovil match this season, previously taking charge of our encounter with Dagenham & Redbridge in August.

Barrott will be assisted by Paul Tomes and Alex Gray, with Niall Smith acting as the fourth official.

Coverage

The pre-match thoughts of Darren Sarll and Jimmy Smith can be viewed now on YTTV:

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.

Follow our official social media channels:

Twitter – @YTFC

Facebook – YTFCOfficial

Instagram – @ytfcofficial

Ticket news

Tickets are available from Wrexham’s online ticketing portal, HERE.

Tickets can also be purchased from Wrexham’s ticket office (01978 89 1864), Yeovil fans are advised to state they are a visiting supporter.

Prices for advance tickets are as follows:

Adult: £19.00

Over 80’s: £8.00

Over 65’s: £14.00

Under 21’s: £14.00

Under 18’s: £8.00

Tickets purchased on the matchday increase by £1 for Adults & Over 65/U21.

WATCH | Jimmy Smith delighted with his start in Somerset.

Jimmy Smith has enjoyed his electric start to life as a Yeovil Town player, after scoring five goals in ten league appearances.

The midfielder, despite his red-hot form, remains focused at the task at hand; pushing the green and whites up the table!

Speaking to YTTV, the Crawley-loanee said;

“It’s not just about me, it’s about the team. Whether I score or not, the main thing is the three points, to make sure we are pushing up this table.”

“I do look to go into every game trying to score. I’d hope that, come January that I will be in double figures. So, I’ve just got to keep working hard to do that.”

“We can go as far as we want this season. Whenever any opposition comes to Huish Park, it’s exciting for them, they want one over on us. Teams will sit back, and it’s our job to break them down.”

TICKETS | Online Ticketing Maintenance

Our online ticketing service provider, tickets.com are carrying out a major upgrade of all their global systems on the morning of the 26th November, which is the day of our National League clash with Aldershot. 

This will mean there will be no sales through our ticket system between 6am and midday on Tuesday whilst they carry out this work.

Fans who would be purchasing via the portal are advised to purchase any tickets on the portal by Monday.

Any later ticket sales can be made at the ticket office, either in person or on the phone (01935 847888)

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by these upgrades.   

WATCH | Darren Sarll looking forward to facing ‘iconic’ Wrexham

Darren Sarll says he has been looking forward to our trip to the Racecourse Ground since he took over.

Speaking to YTTV, Sarll said;

“It’s a real football club, a real traditional football club. It’s got good history and good stature as well as a big ground, which gets tremendous support – like we do.”

“It’s one of those games I earmarked when I joined the club. It’s nice to know going into it we’re in good form over the last fifteen games.”

“It sets up to be a good game for us. It’s a big pitch, lots of room which will be a big physical drain.”

“I like playing away at the minute. Some of the away performances have been really terrific and I’m really looking forward to going to one of the iconic grounds in our division.”

 

 

VACANCY | Academy searching for physiotherapist

Yeovil Town Academy is looking for a full-time physiotherapist to work primarily within the Professional Development Phase.

The successful applicant will be required to take the lead role in the Academy’s Sports Science and Medicine Department, ensuring the department maintains its Category Three status and meets all requirements outlined by the EPPP.

The successful candidate will require the following Qualifications:

  • Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • CSP & HCPC Registered 

Click here to view a full job description. 

To apply, please email or post a copy of your CV to the HR Department.

recruitment@ytfc.net

By post: Huish Park, Lufton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8YF 

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 6th December.

TICKETS | Wrexham away

Tickets for our trip to Wrexham AFC this weekend can now be purchased.

These tickets are available from Wrexham’s online ticketing portal, HERE.

Tickets can also be purchased from Wrexham’s ticket office (01978 89 1864), Yeovil fans are advised to state they are a visiting supporter.

Prices for advance tickets are as follows:

Adult: £19.00

Over 80’s: £8.00

Over 65’s: £14.00

Under 21’s: £14.00

Under 18’s: £8.00

 

Tickets purchased on the matchday increase by £1 for Adults & Over 65/U21.

 

Golden Gamble | Lottery: Week 25

The winners of this week’s Superdraw are…

 

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Week 25

£1,000 winner is Donald McDonald

£150 winner is Mrs L Reeves

£100 winner is Mrs Bambridge

£75 winner is Mr M Rigg

£50 winner is John Morris

£50 winner is Mr D Redfearn

£25 winner is Keriann McClenaghan

£25 winner is Terry Hart

£25 winner is Jenny Thorn

£25 winner is Tracey Evans

 

The Birthdate drawn was 30.09.72 and the £300 prize was not won, making next week’s prize £400.

VACANCY | Academy looks to boost Coaching staff

The Academy is looking to recruit self-motivated, committed, confident and knowledgeable individuals to join the Category 3 Academy to support the development of our Under 9 – Under 16 players. 

The Academy Casual Coach vacancies are paid, part-time positions for UEFA B licence qualified coaches, overseeing the development of players in line with EPPP requirements. 

We are also seeking FA Level 2 coaches to support our team of coaches, whilst gaining valuable experience and personal development along our coaching pathway. This is a voluntary position and would therefore suit individuals that are within 30 minutes of Huish Park.

How to Apply: Please email recruitment@ytfc.net for an application form.

VACANCY | Tea Bar and Hospitality Staff Required

Vacancies are available to join the hospitality and tea bar departments.

With competitive rates of pay and training provided, the club currently have job openings for tea bar, waiting and bar staff. These relates to both match days and occasional functions.

Applicants must be over the age of 16 and able to work on matchdays when required. 

Applicants must be able to commit to all or most homes home games which are currently as shown here https://www.ytfc.net/matches/fixtures/

Pay is dependent on age and experience.

How to Apply: Please email recruitment@ytfc.net for an application form.

 

REPORT | Yeovil Town 0 – 1 Dover Athletic

Yeovil Town sunk to a narrow 0-1 defeat at Huish Park at the hands of Dover Athletic.

Defender Scott Doe netted the only goal of the game, poking the ball beyond Stuart Nelson after an expertly weighted cross.

Victory would have meant the green and whites topped the National League, instead Yeovil sit fifth with a game in hand on the teams around them.

Darren Sarll made two changes to the side which was dumped out of the FA Cup by Hartlepool on Tuesday. One was forced upon him, after Luke Wilkinson’s sending off, Tom Bradbury returned to the fold. 

The second change came in the forward department, Chris Dagnall dropped to the bench with Gold Omotayo his replacement, looking to make an impact.

It would be Omotayo’s strike partner, Rhys Murphy who provided the early trouble for Dover. The forward regularly found routes in behind during the opening stages but struggled to fashion anything clear-cut.

The Glovers largely dominated the first half, with Murphy the continual dangerman, going closest with a looping header which was cleared off the line.

Town would have the ball in the back of the net leading to an eruption from the Thatcher’s Stand, however this was short-lived as the referee ruled the goal out for offside.

The best chance of the half fell to the returning Bradbury who couldn’t quite direct his header on target following Lawson D’Ath’s corner.

The second half bought a role-reversal with Dover the team on top. Forcing Nelson into a number of saves. The visitors’ pressure would tell as Doe broke the offside trap and poked his side ahead.

The goal sparked Town back into life, forcing the game onto the Dover backline.

A number of long-balls caused trouble for the Dover defenders, but still a clear-cut chance was lacking.

Positive substitutions from Sarll led to a number of chances, with James Tilley testing Yusuf Mersin with powerful efforts from the edge of the box.

It would be Dover who went closest in the closing stages, striking the bar with minutes to go.

Ultimately, Yeovil Town could not fashion any goalscoring opportunities in the closing stages, stumbling to a second successive defeat at Huish Park.

 

Yeovil Town: Nelson; Hippolyte, Collins, Bradbury, Hutton; Lee, Worthington (Tilley), D’Ath, Smith (Duffus); Omotayo, Murphy (Dagnall).

Bookings:

Subs not used: Jones (GK), Skendi.

 

Dover Athletic: Mersin, Taylor, Doe, Woods, Effiong, L’Ghoul , Munns, Rooney, Gobern, Rigg, Simpson.

Bookings: Gobern.

Subs: Worgan, Cumberbatch, Bedford, Ratti, Jeffery.

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Dover Athletic

Yeovil Town return to National League action on Saturday (5:20pm) to face Dover Athletic, live on BT Sport.

After falling out of the FA Cup on Tuesday night against Hartlepool, Saturday’s clash gives the Glovers a chance reset their focus on league action. 

The visitors come into this game on a real high; after a shock victory in the FA Cup, defeating League One Southend United, thanks to Ruel Sotiriou’s goal. 

In what will be Town’s second appearance on BT Sport, this weekend’s encounter is an opportunity for the Darren Sarll’s men to show how far they have come since August.

 

Head-to-head

We have previously met this weekend’s visitors on 36 occasions, most recently in 2002 where Yeovil ran out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Adam Stansfield and Carl Alford.

A memorable Southern League clash between the two sides came in April 1976 where the Glovers convincingly dispatched of Dover with 5-1 victory.

Overall, Town hold a positive record over the Whites, with 14 victories, 13 draws and nine losses, scoring 51 goals in the process.

 

Officials

James Bell will be the man in the middle for Saturday’s clash. Already taking charge of nine matches this season, this will be his first refereeing Yeovil Town. 

Bell will be assisted by Michael Carmichael and Adam Ricketts with Daniel Lamport acting as the fourth official. 

 

Coverage

The pre-match thoughts of Darren Sarll and Stuart Nelson can be view on YTTV.

On match day, 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.

Follow our official social media channels:

Twitter – @YTFC
Facebook – YTFCOfficial
Instagram – @ytfcofficial

 

Ticket News 

Tickets are on sale through until kick-off with advanced prices available until three hours before kick-off both online and via the ticket office. Advanced purchase is advised to avoid expected matchday queues.

There are several ways for tickets to be purchased:

  • Online (click here)
  • Calling the ticket office on 01935 847888
  • Visiting the ticket office in person

Prices are as follows:

 

 

ONLINE

PRE-MATCHDAY

MATCHDAY

SEATING

 

 

 

 

Adult

 

£16

£17

£19

Senior/Military

 

£14

£15

£17

Young Person

 

£10

£10

£12

Junior

 

£1

£1

£1

 

 

 

 

 

TERRACE

 

 

 

 

Adult

 

£13

£14

£16

Senior/Military

 

£11

£12

£14

Young Person

 

£10

£10

£12

Junior

 

£1

£1

£1

 

Getting to know | Louis Jones

Darren Sarll added to Yeovil’s goalkeeping ranks this week with the signing of Louis Jones on loan from Doncaster Rovers until January.

Jones comes into a vastly experienced Yeovil squad, hoping to learn from the likes of Stuart Nelson, and goalkeeping coach Darren Behcet, who spoke highly of the addition;

“We are delighted to welcome Louis to the club. Louis comes highly recommended from Doncaster.”

“After speaking with Paul Gerrard (Doncaster’s goalkeeping coach) we knew Louis was the right man to strengthen our goalkeeping department along with playing squad.”

The highly rated young goalkeeper joins the Glovers for what will be his fifth loan spell, something which Behcet thinks will be crucial to his development;

“Louis is in an important stage of his career and joining such an experienced squad will benefit him hugely in the long run.”

“I also believe with Louis working alongside Stuart Nelson on a day to day basis and seeing how such an experienced goalkeeper who has played over 500 league games pushes himself can only be good for Louis to model himself around.”

In just a matter of days with the squad, Behcet already feels the decision to bring Jones in has been vindicated.

 “I believe adding Louis to our squad at this busy time of the season obviously strengthens us as it’s been top of our agenda for some time to bring in the right character to add into our dressing room.”

“Louis has already shown why he is rated highly at Doncaster and having him compete with Stuart Nelson will only benefit everybody involved with our club.”

WATCH | Darren Sarll on Louis Jones

The Glovers added a Glovemen to their ranks today with the signing on Louis Jones from Doncaster Rovers on loan.

Speaking on the signing Darren Sarll said; He’s a goalkeeper, and we only had one.”

“Very kindly Doncaster agreed to let us have him in for training for a week, and I thought he did very well.”

“He’s acquitted himself very well, he’s got really good character.”

“We needed cover, I know we make a joke about Luke (Wilkinson), but we do need some support for Nelson.”

WATCH | Stuart Nelson thankful for fans support

After a disappointing defeat in the FA Cup, Stuart Nelson thought the fans were the ‘one positive.’

Speaking to YTTV, the goalkeeper said; “The supporters were brilliant for the whole game, they stayed until the very end.”

“It’s often when you’re on the end of a not so favourable score line, you look in the stand and there is nobody left.  I didn’t see anybody leaving before the end.”

“Everybody stayed with us right to the end. They know what this teams about and what we’re trying to do this season.”

SIGNING | Shotstopper Louis Jones loaned in.

Darren Sarll has added to his goalkeeping ranks with the loan signing of Louis Jones from Doncaster Rovers.

Joining Doncaster in 2015, Jones has featured across the age groups at Keepmoat Stadium, and now signs with the Green and Whites until January. 

This will be Jones’ fifth loan of his career, already enjoying successful spells within non-league with the likes of Sheffield F.C. and most recently Mickleover Sports.

The 21-year old will now be looking to make his mark in the top division of the non-league pyramid, going straight into the squad to face Dover Athletic.  

POPPY APPEAL | £2,390 raised for the Royal British Legion

This year’s auction for the Royal British Legion has come to an end with Yeovil Town raising £2,390 in the sale of match-worn poppy shirts.

The Royal British Legion and Yeovil Town would like to pass on our thanks to all the bidders who helped raise such a huge total. 

The shirts were worn in our most recent league fixture at Huish Park against Boreham Wood which ended in a 1-1 draw. 

Following the conclusion of the National League fixture, the match-worn shirts were placed on auction with all proceeds going to the RBL’s Poppy Appeal.

INTERVIEW | Darren Sarll disappointed with ‘lack of focus’

Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll was disappointed to see his side knocked out of the FA Cup by Hartlepool United on Tuesday night.

Following a 1-4 defeat at Huish Park, Sarll spoke with YTTV.

After making a strong start through Lawson D’Ath’s second minute strike, the visitors struck four times which the gaffer described as “horrendous.”

Sarll attributed Hartlepool’s two first half goals to a “lack of focus” from his defenders.

The former Stevenage-man will be hoping for a response from his players in Saturday’s televised clash with Dover.

REPORT | Yeovil Town 1-4 Hartlepool United

Yeovil Town’s FA Cup run is over following a 4-1 home defeat to Hartlepool United.

Lawson D’Ath gave Yeovil an early lead, but Luke James and Gavan Holohan put Pools 2-1 ahead by half-time. Nickie Kabamba and Gime Toure scored after the break, while Luke Wilkinson was sent off for Town

This was, of course, a rearranged fixture after the original scheduled meeting between the two sides was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Huish Park.

So for the second time in four days Hartlepool made the 325-mile journey down to South Somerset and left with a second round tie against either Cambridge United or Exeter City.

Darren Sarll made one change to the side that drew 1-1 with Boreham Wood in the National League last time out, with Matt Worthington coming in for Albi Skendi.

And his team came flying out of the traps and could have scored even earlier than the third minute. A quick free-kick from Myles Hippolyte caught the visitors napping, but although Chris Dagnall was on the same wavelength the striker was marginally offside.

Yet Town didn’t have to wait long for that first goal as a Remeao Hutton cross was cleared only as far as D’Ath, who shifted the ball onto his right foot and fired it into the bottom corner.

That lead lasted only three-and-a-half minutes when a Hippolyte clearance rebounded into the path of James and he struck it past Stuart Nelson via the inside of the post.

Back came Yeovil, who twice went close through Rhys Murphy and Jimmy Smith. The first came when D’Ath spotted a run in behind by Smith and his quick cross was side-footed just wide by Murphy. Then the attacking midfielder almost scored himself when he headed a Hippolyte cross goalwards, only for Ben Killip to deny him at full stretch.

The visitors went ahead for the first time in the game when a ball over the top picked out James, who turned provider as he teed up Holohan to score their second.

Killip still had more work to do to deny the Glovers before the first half was done, this time when D’Ath stole the ball just outside the Pools area and played in Murphy and his fiercely struck shot needed two strong hands to stop it going in.

Yeovil looked to have as much of an impact at the beginning of the second half as they did in the first and Murphy went close with a well executed volley just over the bar.

But Hartlepool scored their third in the 59th minute when a Peter Kioso cross found Kabamba unmarked in the six-yard box and after wasting two good chances earlier, made no mistake with his header this time.

Town’s night got even worse when Wilkinson was shown a second yellow card for a foul on James.

With ten men the Glovers rallied and went extremely close to pegging a goal back when Murphy drilled the ball into the six-yard box, but substitute Courtney Duffus lifted it over the bar.

Pools killed the game off late on when shortly after coming off the bench, Toure was brought down in the area by Nelson and picked himself up to score the penalty.

 

Yeovil Town: Nelson; Hutton, Wilkinson, Collins, Hippolyte; Lee, Worthington (Tilley), D’Ath, Smith (Omotayo); Dagnall (Duffus), Murphy.

Subs not used: Skendi, Bradbury, McCoy, Rogers.

 

Hartlepool United: Killip; Kioso, Raynes, Kerr, Kitching (Richardson); Featherstone, Mafuta, Holohan (Williams); James, Kabama (Toure), Donaldson.

Subs not used: Muir, Hakes, Kennedy, Cunningham.

 

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Hartlepool United

Yeovil Town enter the first round of the FA Cup with home advantage as Hartlepool United visit Huish Park.

Following postponement on Saturday, the Glovers know they will be facing Football league opposition with a win following Monday’s draw.

Victory would see Town visit either Exeter City or Cambridge United in the second round.

After a last gasp defeat last month against The Pools, Tuesday’s (7:45pm) fixture is a chance for the green and whites to exact some revenge.

Head-to-head

Our last meeting with Hartlepool was a disappointing one. The Glovers travelled to Victoria Park in fine form, but the hosts would prove formidable opposition, taking the lead through Gime Toure. Yeovil looked to have secured a point at the death as Rhys Murphy flicked home James Tilley’s cross, but Jason Kennedy scored the latest of winners to claim three points for North-East side.

A memorable victory against Hartlepool came in March 2010. A Glovers side which included current player Craig Alcock smashed four goals past the Pools for a comfortable 4-0 victory.

Town also contested a topsy-turvy FA Cup tie with this weekend’s opponents in December 2010, after taking a 2-goal lead. Hartlepool sprung into life thanks to an Anthony Sweeney hat-trick, eventually running out the 4-2 victors.

Coverage

The pre-match thoughts of Terry Skiverton and Gold Omotayo can be found on YTTV.

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

Visit the Live Match Centre to access form guides, live text commentary and live audio commentary

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.

Follow our official social media channels:

Twitter – @YTFC
Facebook – YTFCOfficial
Instagram – @ytfcofficial

Ticket News 

Tickets are on sale through until kick-off with advanced prices available until three hours before kick-off both online and via the ticket office. Advanced purchase is advised to avoid expected matchday queues.

There are several ways for tickets to be purchased:

  • Online (click here)
  • Calling the ticket office on 01935 847888
  • Visiting the ticket office in person

Prices are as follows:

Adult – £10

Senior/Military/Young Person – £5

Junior – £1

VACANCY | Academy Head of Coaching

Yeovil Town Academy is looking to fill the role of Head of Coaching from December.

The full-time role will require a candidate with at least the UEFA A License qualification and FA Advanced Youth Award.

The salary offered is £27,000 to £30,000 per annum dependant on experience.

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 (recruitment@ytfc.net) or by post: James Hillier, Yeovil Town FC, Huish Park, Lufton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8YF.

The closing date for all applications is 5pm on Wednesday 20th November 2019.

POPPY APPEAL | Auction Update: 12th November

The latest bids are in for the Glovers’ commemorative match-worn Poppy Appeal shirt.

With all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, the shirts embroided with the RBL poppy on the front are being auctioned off. 

All shirts are limited edition, with bidding open until Wednesday 13th November at midday. 

 

1 Nelson £150

4 Collins £90

5 Smith £75

6 Wilkinson £75

7 Worthington £80

8 D’Ath £100

9 Murphy £400

10 Omotayo £75

11 Hippolyte £95

14 Duffus £100

18 Skendi £110

19 Bradbury £60

24 Hutton £80

26 Lee £82

28 Tilley £90

33 Dagnall £80

 

If you would like to bid for a shirt, please read below.

  • To Bid please state the number of the players shirt along with the name of the player.
  • There will be a minimum reserve of £50 per shirt.
  • Auction closes Wednesday 13th November 2019 at MIDDAY
  • P&P will be extra should you require it.
  • Bid by email only please to; KHurley@britishlegion.org.uk

COMMERCIAL | Player Kit Sponsorship Special Offer

A special Player kit sponsorship is no available, for just £300+VAT you can sponsor Yeovil Town players home and away.

Sponsorship of a Glovers player includes:

– Chance to meet your chosen player and have a photo with him.
– Recognition in official matchday programme alongside your chosen player. 
– A shirt, signed by your chosen player at the end of the season.

The players available for sponsorship are:

Luke Wilkinson

Courtney Duffus 

Tom Bradbury

Charlie Lee

Gold Omotayo

Jimmy Smith

Remeao Hutton

Olly McCoy

Tom Whelan

For more information please contact Dave Linney on 01935 847872

POPPY APPEAL | Auction Update: Monday 11th November

The latest bids are in for the Glovers’ commemorative match-worn Poppy Appeal shirt.

With all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, the shirts embroided with the RBL poppy on the front are being auctioned off. 

All shirts are limited edition, with bidding open until Wednesday 13th November at midday. 

 

1 Nelson £150

4 Collins £90

5 Smith £75

6 Wilkinson £75

7 Worthington £80

8 D’Ath £100

9 Murphy £400

10 Omotayo £75

11 Hippolyte £95

14 Duffus £100

18 Skendi £100

19 Bradbury £60

24 Hutton £80

26 Lee £82

28 Tilley £90

33 Dagnall £80

 

If you would like to bid for a shirt, please read below.

  • To Bid please state the number of the players shirt along with the name of the player.
  • There will be a minimum reserve of £50 per shirt.
  • Auction closes Wednesday 13th November 2019 at MIDDAY
  • P&P will be extra should you require it.
  • Bid by email only please to; KHurley@britishlegion.org.uk

GAME OFF | Hartlepool United

This afternoon’s clash with Hartlepool has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

After a pitch inspection, the referee determined that the match would be unplayable in the current conditions. 

The rearranged fixture will take place at 19:45 on Tuesday 12th November. 

Tickets from the postponed fixture remain valid, with refunds available from the ticket office until 5pm Monday.

MATCH DAY | First Floor Bars Announced

From tomorrow, fans will have better options to use the Alec Stock Lounge on matchdays.

Tomorrow 38 spaces in the Alec Stock Lounge will be made available for home fans with that number increasing to around 100 per game from the Dover match on 16 November.

For practical reasons at half time, only fans in the main stand will be able to access the Alex Stock lounge.

Commenting, Chairman Scott Priestnall said, “This is another example of us listening to fans views via the Supporters Alliance and we think the revised first floor arrangement offers a much better balance of choice to both Corporate and non-Corporate fans.”

“The soft launch of the revised arrangements tomorrow will give us the chance to trial the arrangement in a measured way ready for full implementation next week”.

This change does not impact of the marquee bar which will continue to operate as normal.

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Hartlepool United

Yeovil Town enter the first round of the FA Cup with home advantage as Hartlepool United visit Huish Park.

After a last gasp defeat last month against The Pools, Saturday’s (3pm) fixture is a chance for the green and whites to exact some revenge.

Victory for Town will see Darren Sarll’s side progress to the second round of the FA Cup, just one game away from the Premier League sides. 

Head-to-head

Our last meeting with Hartlepool was a disappointing one. The Glovers travelled to Victoria Park in fine form, but the hosts would prove formidable opposition, taking the lead through Gime Toure. Yeovil looked to have secured a point at the death as Rhys Murphy flicked home James Tilley’s cross, but Jason Kennedy scored the latest of winners to claim three points for North-East side.

A memorable victory against Hartlepool came in March 2010. A Glovers side which included current player Craig Alcock smashed four goals past the Pools for a comfortable 4-0 victory.

Town also contested a topsy-turvy FA Cup tie with this weekend’s opponents in December 2010, after taking a 2-goal lead. Hartlepool sprung into life thanks to an Anthony Sweeney hat-trick, eventually running out the 4-2 victors.

Officials

Peter Gibbons will be the man in the middle on Saturday, this will be his second FA Cup game of the season. Gibbons will be assisted by Steve Durnall and Declan O’Shea with Alex Blake acting as the fourth official.

Coverage

The pre-match thoughts of Terry Skiverton and Gold Omotayo can be found on YTTV.

On match day, 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.

Follow our official social media channels:

Twitter – @YTFC
Facebook – YTFCOfficial
Instagram – @ytfcofficial

Ticket News 

Tickets are on sale through until kick-off with advanced prices available until three hours before kick-off both online and via the ticket office. Advanced purchase is advised to avoid expected matchday queues.

There are several ways for tickets to be purchased:

  • Online (click here)
  • Calling the ticket office on 01935 847888
  • Visiting the ticket office in person

Prices are as follows:

Adult – £10

Senior/Military/Young Person – £5

Junior – £1

POPPY APPEAL | Auction Update: Friday 8th November.

The latest bids are in for the Glovers’ commemorative match-worn Poppy Appeal shirt.

With all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, the shirts embroided with the RBL poppy on the front are being auctioned off. 

All shirts are limited edition, with bidding open until Wednesday 13th November at midday. 

 

Current Bids: 

 

1 Nelson £110

4 Collins £90

5 Smith £75

6 Wilkinson £75

7 Worthington £65

8 D’Ath £85

9 Murphy £400

10 Omotayo £75

11 Hippolyte £95

14 Duffus £85

18 Skendi £60

19 Bradbury £60

24 Hutton £65

26 Lee £75

28 Tilley £70

33 Dagnall £80

 

  If you would like to bid for a shirt, please read below.

  • To Bid please state the number of the players shirt along with the name of the player.
  • There will be a minimum reserve of £50 per shirt.
  • Auction closes Wednesday 13th November 2019 at MIDDAY
  • P&P will be extra should you require it.
  • Bid by email only please to; KHurley@britishlegion.org.uk

 

WATCH | We’re ahead of schedule – Terry Skiverton

Terry Skiverton is delighted with the progress made under Darren Sarll and Scott Priestnall.

Skiverton, who has been associated with Yeovil Town as a player and staff since 1999, is pleased that the pieces are falling into place.

Speaking to YTTV, the academy manager said;

“I think the club had bottomed out, but with the manager coming in and the recruitment process, the club has gone as far as needs to go to springboard itself into competing again.”

“We’re ahead of schedule in that process. When the manager first walked in, there was an empty room downstairs, with an empty roster of players and no staff.”

“Everybody was looking at Yeovil to say there’s massive holes around the football club that needed filling. The manager and owner have done that, diligently, carefully and very considered.”

“The characters that have been bought in, not just on the playing front but the people who are helping us within the background, with recruitment and other avenues to move forward.”

“There is now a real clarity and focus for how the club wants to run going forward.”

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Throughout his long-term involvement with the club, Skiverton has many fond memories of the FA Cup, and is hoping for more this year;

“Getting to the first round was normally an achievement, the manager and I as players had to play a lot of the qualifying rounds.”

“We don’t think of it just as money, I’ve had some wonderfully journeys in the FA Cup, Manchester United just recently, and as a player too facing Liverpool.”

“We played Blackpool and Bolton too, the club was known as the giant killers.”

“For us it’s an important game, we’re playing the best cup competition in the world and we’re looking forward to getting out there and putting on a performance.”

 

WATCH | Gold Omotayo desperate to set the record straight

Gold Omotayo is eager to right last month’s wrong as Yeovil Town face Hartlepool this Saturday (3pm).

After a last-gasp winner through Jason Kennedy, the Pools ended the Glovers winning run.

When speaking to YTTV, the tall forward spoke of his desire to set the record straight;

“When I came in, we won seven on the bounce, then lost against this weekend’s opponents Hartlepool, but I think we’ve got a good chance to prove ourselves.”

“The fact we lost the previous game, it makes it easier to motivate ourselves. You’re always motivated when it comes to the FA Cup, but I think it’s a good chance to show that we are the better team.”

“It was a close game last time, we thought we had something when Rhys (Murphy) scored the equaliser. We then conceded a late, late goal, but we’re prepared for Saturday and can’t wait.

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After beating Haringey Borough in the last round, the green and whites were drawn at home for Huish Park’s first cup tie of the season.

Every football fan holds the FA Cup in a special place, and Omotayo is no different;

“The FA Cup is a special competition, it’s the biggest in England. We want to do well in it, and we’ve got a great opportunity on Saturday.”

“I’ve actually played against Liverpool before, but that was only a friendly. We want to go as far as we can, and if we get one of the big teams, we will be very happy.”

POPPY APPEAL | Auction Update: Wednesday 6th November

The latest bids are in for the Glovers’ commemorative match-worn Poppy Appeal shirt.

With all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, the shirts embroidered with the RBL poppy on the front are being auctioned off. 

All shirts are limited edition, with bidding open until Wednesday 13th November at midday. 

 

Current Bids

1 Nelson £110

4 Collins £50

5 Smith £75

6 Wilkinson £50

7 Worthington £50

8 D’Ath £85

9 Murphy £90

10 Omotayo £75

11 Hippolyte £95

14 Duffus £51

18 Skendi £60

19 Bradbury

24 Hutton

26 Lee £50

28 Tilley £55

33 Dagnall £60

 

   If you would like to bid for a shirt, please read below.

  • To bid please state the number of the players shirt along with the name of the player.
  • There is a minimum reserve of £50 per shirt.
  • Auction closes Wednesday 13th November 2019 at MIDDAY
  • P&P will be extra should you require it.
  • Bid by email only please to; KHurley@britishlegion.org.uk

 

INTERVIEW | Darren Sarll & Scott Priestnall give an update on club matters

Darren Sarll and Scott Priestnall spoke with BBC Somerset to offer an update on all club matters.

Giving supporters information on Huish Park, the current squad and settling into Yeovil Town, the interview offers great clarity for Glovers fans going forward.

New Chairman, Scott Priestnall was honest about the task at hand; “It’s not gone as expected, it’s been a tough task. It’s a supporter base with high expectations, and after a few bad years, there is a lot of work to be done.”

Gaffer, Darren Sarll has been delighted with what has been achieved on the pitch; “It’s unprecedented what we have achieved in terms of recruitment. We’ve acted very quickly at times and because of that we’ve been able to get everyone I wanted to get, and we’ve done that within our means which is the most impoartant thing.”

 

 

POPPY APPEAL | Auction Update: Tuesday 5th November

The latest bids are in for the Glovers’ commemorative match-worn Poppy Appeal shirt.

With all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, the shirts embroidered with the RBL poppy on the front are being auctioned off. 

All shirts are limited edition, with bidding open until Wednesday 13th November at midday. 

Current Bids 

1 Nelson £90

4 Collins

5 Smith £75

6 Wilkinson £50

7 Worthington

8 D’Ath £80

9 Murphy £80

10 Omotayo £75

11 Hippolyte £85

14 Duffus

18 Skendi £50

19 Bradbury

24 Hutton

26 Lee £50

28 Tilley £55

33 Dagnall

 

   If you would like to bid for a shirt, please read below.

  • To Bid please state the number of the players shirt along with the name of the player.
  • There will be a minimum reserve of £50 per shirt.
  • Auction closes Wednesday 13th November 2019 at MIDDAY
  • P&P will be extra should you require it.
  • Bid by email only please to; KHurley@britishlegion.org.uk

FIXTURE NEWS | Chesterfield match rearranged

Yeovil Town’s National League clash with Chesterfield will now be played on Tuesday 10th December (7:45pm).

Full ticket details will be confimed in due course, with previously purchased tickets remaining valid. 

This will be the Glovers first trip to Chesterfield since September 2017, when goals from Olufela Olomola, Otis Khan and James Bailey were enough for a 2-3 victory.

 

REPORT | Yeovil Town 1 – 1 Boreham Wood

Yeovil Town conceded a late leveller to draw 1-1 against Boreham Wood at Huish Park.

Jimmy Smith opened the scoring for Town but former Glover Kabongo Tshimanga leveled in stoppage time.

The green and whites will leave Huish Park feeling largely disappointed, after leading for 83 minutes,

Darren Sarll made two changes to the side which convincingly beat Haringey Borough on Tuesday night.

Smith and Rhys Murphy returned to the side in the place of Gold Omotayo and James Tilley.

After netting twice on Tuesday, Chris Dagnall made his first league start for the green and whites.

The Glovers would start fast, and find the back of the net just seven minutes in. 

After a cross flew across the face of goal and hit the corner flag, Dagnall kept the attack alive finding Smith free in the box to volley the green and whites ahead. 

Smith would have the ball in the net again just minutes later, but his effort was ruled out for a foul on Boreham Wood goalkeeper, Nathan Ashmore.

Yeovil kept the visitors at arms-length but struggled to create anything significant in terms of chances for the remainder of the half.

The closest the Glovers would come to extending the lead would be following a Lawson D’Ath corner. His delivery caused havoc in the Boreham Wood penalty area, but Dagnall couldn’t quite get a shot away as the Wood cleared their lines.

Boreham Wood would be frustrated all half, being forced into shots from distance which provided no threat to Stuart Nelson’s goal.

At the break Town deserved the lead but held a slim advantage.

The visitors would have a penalty shout waved away in the opening minutes. Kabongo Tshimanga looked to have been tripped but the referee instructed the former Glover to get back to his feet. 

Boreham Wood would look for a leveller and went close through Sorba Thomas. After Town failed to clear their lines, the forward pounced and fired just wide.

After the Wood’s bright start, Yeovil grew back into the game as Albi Skendi expertly found Smith in space in the box, but the earlier goalscorer couldn’t quite direct his effort on target.

The green and whites would attempt to gain a foothold as the game entered it’s closing stages.

Murphy was the first to go close as his half-volley from inside the box flew over the bar.

Just one minute later, substitute James Tilley would fire on goal. The Brighton loanee pounced on the ball and fired from the edge of the box forcing Ashmore into a save. 

The resulting corner would see another great chance come to nothing as Skendi headed narrowly wide. 

Boreham Wood had to pile on the pressure in the closing stages going close from a number of set-pieces but the visitors never looked like testing Stuart Nelson in the Yeovil net.

Despite missing a number of chances, the visitors would finally find a way through in stoppage time as Tshimanga fired from the edge of the box to earn the Wood a share of the points. 

 

Yeovil Town: Nelson; Hippolyte, Collins, Wilkinson, Hutton; Lee, Skendi,  D’Ath (Tilley), Smith (Worthington); Dagnall (Duffus), Murphy.

Subs not used: Bradbury, Duffus, Omotayo.

 

Boreham Wood: Ashmore; Woodards (Shaibu), Ilesanmi, Ricketts, Champion, Stephens, Tshimnaga, Murtagh, Marsh, Thomas, Smith.

Subs not used: Mingoia, McDonnell, Shakes, Thompson.

 

 

INTERVIEW | Darren Sarll pleased to return to home comforts

Yeovil Town return to Huish Park after three games away this Saturday (3pm) to face Boreham Wood.

In what has been an eventful few weeks for the green and whites, Darren Sarll is just pleased to return home.

Speaking to YTTV, the Gaffer said; “It feels like it has been quite a bit of time away. A lot has happened so it will be nice to be back home, and not to be travelling eight hours north.

“I’m sure the supporters will feel the same, there’s no chance the coach can break down when we play at home so I’m sure everybody is delighted.”

“I know their manager (Luke Garrard) very well, I played against him in cup competitions when I was at Stevenage. I’ve known him for years; I may have even played against him at some stage. He’s a winner, they will be very competitive and well coached.”

After scoring twice on Tuesday, Chris Dagnall staked a claim for a starting spot in the Glovers talented forward line.

With Rhys Murph continually finding the back of the net, and the likes of Courtney Duffus returning from injury, competition for places up front is high.  

“Saturday to Saturday, he’s (Chris Dagnall) ready. Chris had a strong pre-season, training every day and playing pre-season games.”

“He has a base which is very important, but then had a prolonged break. So, we’re catching up following that foundation he gained during the Summer.”

“That’s why I looked after him last weekend against Chorley. I had in mind the two games the following week, I knew Courtney Duffus couldn’t play on the artificial surface and Chris was on the other side of that, I managed it well.

“Normally when you plan as a manager, all of your best laid plans never come to fruition. We planned to give Jimmy Smith and Rhys Murphy a bit of breather so they can be as fresh as possible for Saturday.”

“Matt (Worthington) sat out too for the same reason, for a lesser extent though because he’s a bit younger and incredibly fit. I just wanted them to have the chance to breathe again. I think it’s only the second time Worthington has appeared as a substitute; he just covers such ground for us.”

“The fact Chris came in and scored two, it was in terms of planning and application it came off. None of them were particularly pleased they weren’t playing but I felt I had to step in a pull them out.”

INTERVIEW | Charlie Lee praises hardworking teammates

Charlie Lee has been left feeling delighted with the hard work his fellow teammates have put in this season.

Since joining, Lee has seen the green and whites rise up the league into the play-off spots.

Speaking to YTTV on the strong start, the midfielder said;

“I think it’s going better than we all expected. I went through something similar when I joined Leyton Orient, it normally takes a while, but the manager and staff deserve a lot of credit for how they have got us working together.”

“We’re really pleased of where we are at this time of the season, we had expected to do our best work in the second half of the season so if this carries on, we will be in a good position.”

“I wouldn’t think many teams work harder than us on the training ground, and around the place in general. You get out what you put in, and we’re putting in a lot of work at the minute.”

Lee was forced to sit out in our last league outing against Chorley due to suspension, but the depth within the ranks shone through as Town ran out 1-2 winners.

“We had a few boys who hadn’t played as many games come into the team, with Luke (Wilkinson) and I both being suspended.”

“It’s a squad game, everyone is going to be useful this season, especially over the next few months when the games come think and fast, the boys will be ready.

On Saturday, the Glovers return to Huish Park to face 17/18 play-off finalists Boreham Wood.

“I’ve played against them many times and there’s a lot of familiar faces there. We’re really confident when we play at home and hopefully, we can get the three points.”

“We’ve got three home games on the trot now, and the whole squad is really looking forward to it.”