Month: January 2020

TRANSFER | Caleb Richards joins on loan

Yeovil Town are delighted to confirm the loan capture of full-back Caleb Richards until the end of the season.

Signing from Norwich, left back Richards most recently enjoyed a loan spell in the USL with the Tampa Bay Rowdies, making 36 appearances during his time in Florida. Richards was an ever-present for the Rowdies, being the only player to feature in all 36 matches.

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Richards has also completed a short spell within non-league football in England, spending time with then National League North side, FC United of Manchester last season.  

As a 13-year-old, Richards was signed by Blackpool’s academy and after a number of successful years, made the move to East Anglia to join Norwich’s academy.

Caleb is available for our National League clash against Chorley this weekend, why not join us as we look to #PackThePark, with tickets available HERE!

TRANSFER | Alex John joins Hull City on loan

Yeovil Town can confirm that Alex John has joined Hull on loan until the end of the season, with an option to make the deal permanent. 

After signing his first professional contract in May last year, John will still have one year left on his Yeovil Town contract following the conclusion of his loan spell if the Tigers decide not to make the deal permanent. 

The 18-year old is yet to make a first team appearance for Town, but is a well-known face at Huish Park due to his success in the academy and with Gosport Borough.

Commenting Head of Academy, Terry Skiverton said; 

“With the fast tracking of Alex’s development within the academy, we feel it’s a good opportunity for him to go to a club at a Championship level and further his development.

“After enjoying a very successful loan spell at Gosport Borough, we feel this is a deal that suits both parties and Alex’s progression within the game.”

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Chorley

National League action returns to Huish Park with Chorley visiting Huish Park this Saturday (3pm).

After falling to a disappointing defeat against Woking last time out, Darren Sarll’s side will be looking to bounce back against the league’s bottom side.

Chorley, who reached the National League via the National League North play-offs last season, have not won a league game since November when they beat Dagenham and Redbridge at Victory Park.

It could be a special day for Glovers midfielder Charlie Lee, as he is in line for his 500th career appearance!


Our last meeting with the Magpies saw late heroics from Rhys Murphy secure all three points for Town. After taking a first half lead through Matt Worthington, Chorley pulled one back through Ntumba Massanka. However, a brilliant James Tilley cross was met by Murphy to secure the points returned to Somerset.

Prior to this season’s meeting, we had not clashed with Chorley since 1990, when Mickey Spencer netted twice to secure a 2-1 victory.

In all our six previous meetings with the Magpies, the record books are overwhelmingly positive, with the green and whites boasting five victories and just one defeat.

The sole defeat came in our last trip to Victory Park with Chorley running out the 3-2 victors.

The most memorable encounter came in our first meeting with this weekend’s visitors as the Glovers were 5-2 victors in the second round of the FA Trophy.



Peter Gibbons will be the man in the middle at Huish Park on Saturday. This will be his first trip to Huish Park this season, having only taken charge of one Yeovil match, in the defeat away to Barrow.

He will be assisted by Marcus Carmichael and Craig Green. Martin Peters will be the fourth official.



The pre-match thoughts of Charlie Lee and Darren Sarll can be found on YTTV and the YTFC YouTube channel.

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 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



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   £16 £17 £19
Senior/Military   £14 £15 £17
Young Person   £10 £10 £12
Junior   £3 £3 £3
Adult   £13 £14 £16
Senior/Military   £11 £12 £14
Young Person   £10 £10 £12
Junior   £3 £3 £3


Opposition In Focus | Chorley

The National League’s bottom side Chorley visit Huish Park on Saturday as Town look to return to winning ways.

As part of our new feature, ‘Opposition In Focus,’ we delve into the Magpies season so far.


The bottom-placed team in the National League come to Huish Park on Saturday in poor form, having gained 1 point in their last 5 games. Their most recent of 4 league wins this season came on the 30thNovember against Dagenham and Redbridge.


In their last fixture, Chorley fell to a 0-1 defeat at home to play-off hopefuls Halifax. The only goal that separated the two sides was a header from Cameron King on the hour mark.


Experienced frontman Chris Holroyd has bagged 6 league goals since joining from Wrexham in the summer and is equal with fellow Magpies forward Alex Newby as the club’s top goalscorer in the National League. Newby netted a brace in January against Aldershot.


21-year-old forward Conor Hall joined the Magpies on loan from Bolton last week and made his debut against Halifax as a starter. The former Sheffield United youngster spent half of last season on loan in League One with Accrington Stanley netting two goals in all competitions.


At just 37, Jamie Vermiglio is already somewhat of a Chorley legend. With three spells as a player for the Magpies, he then went into coaching the team before becoming manager at the beginning of the 2018/19 season which would see Chorley win promotion to the National League for the first time since 1991.


With 13, Chorley have the most draws in the National League, but with 4 wins, they have the fewest victories. Chorley have scored 28 goals this season which makes them the lowest goalscorers in the league.


Why not join us on Saturday as we look to #PackThePark? Tickets can be purchased from HERE!

TICKETS | Glovers travel to Harrogate

Tickets for Yeovil Town’s rearranged trip to Harrogate Town are now available for purchase.

Our visit to the CNG Stadium will take place on Tuesday 11th February (7:45pm), rearranged due to both sides competing in the FA Trophy.

Tickets are available from Harrogate Town’s online ticketing portal linked HERE!

Supporters are advised to purchase before the match-day, to avoid an increase in pricing.


Advance prices online until 23.59 on  10th February;

Adult standing                                                 £16

Adult seated                                                    £17

Concession standing                                      £12

Concession seated                                         £13

Under 18 standing                                          £5

Under 18 seated                                             £6

On the day prices (if tickets remain);

Adult standing                                                 £18

Adult seated                                                    £19

Concession standing                                      £14

Concession seated                                         £15

Under 18 standing                                          £5

Under 18 seated                                             £6

Concessions – Over 65, full time students and disabled supporters.


Carer’s and U5’s admitted free with a paying adult/concession. They do not require a separate ticket, so long as they bring proof of carer status to the turnstile with them.

Please note all of our online tickets are E-Tickets, which will need to be scanned off a smartphone at the turnstiles or printed off and brought along to the turnstiles on the day.

We have accommodation for wheelchair users and their carers in a designated area of the ground, which is accessible at the north gate. Please report to the office on the day to access this viewing platform.

MATCH-DAY | Stadium Presenter Change For This Saturday

The Glovers will see an off the field substitution this Saturday when Ian Welch stands in as Stadium Presenter for Sheridan Robins.

Due to prior commitments Sheridan Robins is unavailable this Saturday and for next week’s game with Notts County and will be replaced at both games by another well-known Yeovil fan – Ian Welch.

Like Steve Carpenter, Ian is one of the persons who is designated to carry out the role when Sheridan Robins is unavailable.

Ian shadowed Sheridan at the recent home game with Hartlepool United and is very keen to make a start with the mic.

Commenting on his forthcoming debut, Ian said “It has been an honour coming to watch Yeovil and listening to Dave Linney for so long. When I got asked this was simply an offer I could not turn down. I am so excited to play a small part in Yeovil’s promotion push!”

TICKETS | Notts County visit Huish Park in the trophy

Tickets for Yeovil Town’s FA Trophy tie against Notts County are on sale.

Season ticket holders will have until Wednesday 5th February to claim their seats, following this they will be available on general sale.

All stands at Huish Park will be open, so why not come along and #PackThePark!

Tickets are available to purchase online from HERE!

Tickets are also available from the club shop, or by calling 01935 847888.

Ticket prices

Adult: Seated £15.00 Standing £12.00

Conc: £13.00/£10.00

16-23: £9.00

Junior: £3.00

TICKETS | Radstock Town

Yeovil Town’s Somerset Premier Cup campaign kicks off this Wednesday (7:45pm), with a trip to Radstock Town F.C.

Darren Sarll will take charge of the side that travels to the Southfields Recreation Ground. 

Tickets will be available on the day, with prices as follows: 

Adults: £5

Concessions: £3

U16s: Free.  

SUPPORT THE GLOVERS | Alliance Leads Drive to Pack the Park

Yeovil Town’s Supporter Alliance Group is backing the club’s drive to #packthepark as the Glovers look to push on during the key run in to the end of the season.

Although attendances have noticeably risen since the club ownership changed in late September, the club and Alliance are urging fans to back the team in greater numbers at Huish Park, in what is the most successful season on the pitch since the 2012/13 season.

Speaking on behalf of the Supporters Alliance, Alliance Chairman, Rich Rendell said “The new owners have invested by bringing more experienced players into the team as shown by the signings of Jimmy Smith, Chris Dagnall and Marc Richards to give us an even stronger squad.

“Many fans have stayed away from Huish Park over the last few seasons for various reasons, but we now have proactive owners who are making things better not only on the pitch but off it too. For example, we now have access to the Alec Stock bar which we have wanted for years and tea bar operations have been improved thanks in large part to involvement of Pat Custard.

“On the pitch we now clearly have an excellent manager and squad so now is definitely the time to back the lads and I encourage  all fans to return to Huish Park and cheer the lads on as they looks to get us back to the EFL at the first attempt”.

February will see four home games at Huish Park and key member groups of the Alliance will be helping drive attendance by distributing flyers at key locations and points around the area, whilst the club itself will be increasing its own match promotion activity.

Commenting on the campaign to #packthepark, Club Chairman Scott Priestnall urged fans not underestimate the influence they have on such matters when he said; “We are already putting money into the club, so for the playing squad to expand further, it does depend on increased home attendances.

“When we have seen big attendances this has directly resulted in players signing after – Chris Dagnall after the Bromley game and Marc Richards after the Boxing Day game and we want to be able to do this again but need to see gates of 3,500 for games, whereas at the moment we average just under 3,000.

“We all want Darren and the team to have the best possible run in, so I am asking all Glovers fans to pack the park, starting with our game with Chorley on 1 February – we need you!”

Glovers fans wishing to download February’s match promotion flyer to display at their own workplace can do so via this LINK for pdf.

LINK for .JPG. 

MATCH REPORT | Woking 1-0 Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town fell to a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Woking at the Kingfield Stadium.

Former Glover Shaun Donnellan netted the only goal of the game in the 21st minute, as Town never really got going in Surrey.

Yeovil did show some promise in the second half but did little to test Craig Ross in the Woking net, ultimately falling to the first defeat of 2020.

Darren Sarll made just two changes to the side which drew to Hartlepool United at Huish Park.

Courtney Duffus returned to the fold after a short injury lay-off, replacing new signing Marc Richards.

Jimmy Smith made his first start since extending his loan spell, he replaced Matt Worthington in the starting side.

The first half offered a similar tale to most weeks, with a succession of questionable refereeing decisions. Seemingly clear decisions such as corners and throw in refused to go in Yeovil’s way, leading to frustration within the green and white ranks.

Despite this, Town never really got going in the first half, playing with an uncharacteristic lack of aggression at times, with the hosts dominating the midfield battle.

The Cards would make their physical presence pay, taking the lead in the 21st minute through Donnellan. The Yeovil defence would step of the Woking full back, allowing the former Glover space to place his effort beyond Ted Cann.

As the half continued, clear cut chances didn’t fall for either team, however on the stroke of half-time, the referee was involved in a controversial decision once again. Allowing play to continue beyond the designated additional time, Myles Hippolyte launched a dangerous throw in into the box, with the ball falling to Murphy, the forward was hauled down leaving the referee unmoved and blowing the half time whistle with the ball inside the six-yard box.

The second half saw Town’s aggression increase, with Skendi moving into a much more advanced role.

It would not take long for Skendi to be involved, profiting from Hippolyte’s long throw but dragging his effort wide of the mark.

The Albanian would continue to cause havoc for the Cards, drawing fouls regularly, leading to shooting opportunities. The best would be for Luke Wilkinson who forced Craig Ross into a save from 30-yards out.

However, as the half grew, Town became increasingly frustrated with chances not falling their way.

The best would fall to substitute Marc Richards as his seemingly goal-bound effort smashed into a Woking defender’s face.

Ultimately, it was Town’s final ball that lacked, with much of the game being played in the midfield, frustrating the likes of Murphy and Jimmy Smith.

The best chance of the half would actually fall to the hosts as a quick break found Godfrey Poku in space, but his effort was cleared off the line by Luke Wilkinson.

This would be the game’s final clear-cut chance, as the green and whites fell to a disappointing defeat.



Woking: Ross, Casey, Parry, Diarra,Tarpey, Ferdinand, Hyde, Poku, Donnellan, Harris, Neufville.

Bookings: Poku, Hyde

Subs: Howes, Gerring, Kretzschmar, Collier, Wall.


Yeovil Town: Cann; Dickinson, Collins, Wilkinson, Hutton (Worthington); Lee, Hippolyte (Dagnall), Smith, Skendi; Duffus (Richards), Murphy.

Bookings: Worthington.

Subs not used: O’Brien, Bradbury  

INTERVIEW | Darren Sarll delighted with his side’s consistency

With the games coming thick and fast, Yeovil manager Darren Sarll has been delighted with his sides ability to pick up results.

With the Glovers sitting in third, Sarll’s men have picked up just 8 losses, and by contrast won on fifteen occasions.

Speaking to YTTV about his side’s consistency, the Gaffer said;

“We have only incurred eight losses in the season so far, and three of those in August. I’d like to think we are one of the consistent sides.

“What gives me great encouragement is the goalkeeper is playing well, another one through the door, and Nels (Stuart Nelson) working hard to get back, alongside four very fabulous forwards.

“Whatever two of the four that play will give us real strength and real quality. Having Murph (Rhys Murphy) available will give him an extra motivation to right his wrongs. I know he was unfortunate, but he will feel, because he is a decent lad, like he owes us one. A highly motivated Murphy, is a threat to anyone.”

Looking ahead, the Glovers travel to the Kingfield Stadium to face Alan Dowson’s Woking.

Speaking on the upcoming game, the Gaffer said;

“They’re all tough, no matter where you go, what their position is, what their form is, especially when they have good people in charge.

“They played Tuesday night in a county cup game where he was able to rest a few and play those that he felt needed to play.

“At the moment, I think playing away from home suits us. The quality of pitch away is a better standard, so it allows us to play better football, but there is still fifteen really tough games to go.”

FIXTURE NEWS | New date for Harrogate Town

Yeovil Town’s National League meeting with Harrogate Town will now take place on the 11th February (19:45).

With both sides still involved in the FA Trophy, the orignal date (8th Feb), now sees Town face Notts County at Huish Park.

Harrogate currently sit in second, after climbing above the Glovers on Saturday, setting up a crucial promotion clash under the lights in February.

Full ticketing details will be released in due course.

PREVIEW | Woking vs. Yeovil Town

The Glovers travel to the Kingfield Stadium this Saturday (3pm), looking to return to winning ways.

After back-to-back league draws, Town have slipped to third, and will be looking for a victory to climb back up the table.

However, Darren Sarll will be able to call on the services of top scorer Rhys Murphy, who had his red card rescinded this week.  

Most recently the hosts, Woking were dismantled by Wrexham, losing 3-0 at the Racecourse Ground.



Earlier this season, Town produced a stellar performance at Huish Park to defeat Woking 3-1. Three first half goals from Jimmy Smith and a Rhys Murphy double gave the green and whites an unassailable lead before Ibrahim Meite scored a consolation in spectacular fashion.

Prior to October’s clash at Huish Park, we had not clashed with Woking in competitive action since March 2003, when Town were held to a 1-1 draw away from home.

Beforehand, the most recent meeting was in-fact a pre-season friendly in 2005, where the Glovers ran out 2-0 victors thanks to goals from David Poole and Luciano Alvarez.


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Woking have lost four of their last five matches. They have let in 15 goals in that run, scoring only four times.

Two goals from top scorer Rhys Murphy saw the Glovers win 3-1 against Woking in their last meeting back in October.

Third place Yeovil have scored 56 goals this season, a stat only bettered by leaders Barrow.



The man in the middle on Saturday will be Gary Parsons, taking charge of his third Yeovil match of the season. Parsons recently gave Gold Omotayo his marching orders when the Glovers beat Halifax at Huish Park.

Michael Begley and Scott Williams will be the linesmen with Craig Green acting as fourth official.



The pre-match thoughts of Darren Sarll and Marc Richards can be found on YTTV and the YTFC YouTube channel.

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 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



Woking encourage supporters to purchase tickets via their online portal, linked HERE.

Fans can also enjoy a breakfast at Huish Park before travelling to Woking, more information is available HERE.

A limited amount of tickets will be available on match-day, so Woking encourage supporters to purchase online to avoid disappointment.

Full ticketing details are as follows:

Adults £18

Concession (over 65 and student with NUS) – £13

Under 16s – £5

Those who require wheelchair access should call 01483 772470

Seating and standing available but supporters just buy a ticket and then seating is first come first served once inside.

TRANSFER | Liam O’Brien extends his stay

Yeovil Town are pleased to confirm the signing of Liam O’Brien until the end of the season.

After enjoying a run of games for Town at the start of the season, O’Brien suffered an injury during our win away to Solihull Moors.

The goalkeeper has continued his recovery, training alongside the Glovers, and now signs until the end of the season.

Welcome back, Liam.

NEWS | Rhys Murphy red card rescinded

Yeovil Town are delighted to confirm that Rhys Murphy’s red card has been rescinded by the FA.

After being sent off in our 2-2 draw with Hartlepool, the club made the appeal and have now received confirmation that it has been overturned.

Murphy can now return to action this weekend as the Glovers travel to Woking on Saturday.

TICKETS | Town travel to Woking

Yeovil Town travel to the Kingfield Stadium this Saturday (3pm) to face Woking.

Still unbeaten in 2020, Darren Sarll’s men will be travelling to Woking hoping to turn a draw into a win after a frustrating afternoon against Hartlepool last weekend.

Woking encourage supporters to purchase tickets via their online portal, linked HERE.

Fans can also enjoy a breakfast at Huish Park before travelling to Woking, more information is available HERE.


Full ticketing details are as follows:

Adults £18

Concession (over 65 and student with NUS) – £13

Under 16s – £5

Those who require wheelchair access should call 01483 772470

Seating and standing available but supporters just buy a ticket and then seating is first come first served once inside.

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town 2-2 Hartlepool United

Rhys Murphy’s controversial sending off dominates the story of the game as Yeovil drew 2-2 with Hartlepool.

Scoring twice before the sending off through Matt Worthington and Charlie Lee, Town will feel hard done by to draw after looking comfortable beforehand.

With promotion rivals playing each other, this could be seen as a missed opportunity for Yeovil to gain ground on those around them.

Darren Sarll made three changes to the side which thumped Hampton & Richmond in the FA Trophy.

New signing Marc Richards went straight into the starting 11 as Courtney Duffus had a slight injury issue.

Charlie Lee and Remeao Hutton also returned from short injury lay-offs and went straight into the 11.

The returning Lee would see a lot of the ball during the first half, despite a slow start in terms of chances, you could tell the midfielder was keen to make an impact.

He almost did spectacularly in the 20th minute as the ball bounced up nicely 30-yards out, Lee stuck a half volley which deflected narrowly wide.

Just three minutes later Town would take the lead through Worthington. Some brilliant work from Rhys Murphy created space to drag the ball across the goalmouth for Worthington to poke home.

However, this lead would last just three minutes as full-back Peter Kioso found space at the back post to head the Pools level.

The goal did not dishearten Yeovil, as chances continued to fall with Murphy firing over from the edge of the box.

Town would reclaim the lead through the bright Lee. With the ball bouncing in the area, Hartlepool blocked three attempts on goal within the six-yard box before eventually Lee poked the Glovers ahead leading to an eruption in the Thatcher’s Gold Stand.

Yeovil deserved their slim lead at the break, with Town largely controlling most of the first half.

The visitors began the second half on the front foot, with Albi Skendi producing an excellent clearance to deny a goalscoring opportunity.

The Glovers afternoon took a turn for the worse in the 54th minute as Murphy was harshly given his marching orders for seemingly colliding with Myles Anderson with no violent intent.

The visitors would make use of their man advantage, restricting the green and whites to counter attacks.

Eventually, the Pools would make their numerical advantage pay as Gus Mufuta headed Nicky Featherstone’s cross beyond Cann to level the affair.

As Town chased the game, there would be a return for Jimmy Smith as he replaced Charlie Lee for the closing stages.

Hartlepool would have the best chance to claim victory as the ball fell kindly to substitute Luke Molyneux, but his effort flew over.

Despite sharing the points, Sarll’s men would feel hard done by, largely due to the nature of Murphy’s sending off.


Yeovil Town: Cann; Dickinson, Collins, WIkinson, Hutton; Lee (Smith), Worthington, Hippolyte, Skendi; Richards (Duffus), Murphy.

Bookings: Collins, Murphy (RED)

Subs not used: Rogers, Behcet, Bradbury.


Hartlepool United: Beeney, kioso, Kitching, Donalson, Featherstone, Holohan, Mafuta, Liddle, Anderson, Shelton, Keena.

Bookings: Featherstone

Subs: Muir, Cunningham, Moluneux, Kennedy, Killip.

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Hartlepool

Yeovil Town face Hartlepool for the third time this season on Saturday (3pm), as the Glovers look to the first victory of the season over the Pools.

A fine run of form has seen the green and whites enter 2020 unbeaten, without conceding a goal, and scoring six themselves.

Most recently, Town overcame Hampton and Richmond Borough in the FA Trophy to secure a third-round tie with Notts County, and this week secured the signature of forward Marc Richards.

Hartlepool have endured an inconsistent spell of late, in their last six games, they have won twice, drawn twice and lost twice.


Our last meeting with Hartlepool was a disappointing one, as Town were dumped out of the FA Cup.

Our first meeting this season also ended in defeat, despite travelling 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.



This week’s programme includes an interview with Jimmy Smith who recently signed on until the end of the season.

Fans also can stay in the Alec Stock lounge following tomorrow’s game to enjoy BT Sport’s coverage of the National League fixture; Barrow vs. Bromley.  



The pre-match thoughts of Darren Sarll, Murphy and new signing Richards are available on YTTV and the Yeovil Town YouTube channel.

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 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


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:





















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TRANSFER | Marc Richards signs for Town

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce the signing of highly experienced forward Marc Richards.

Boasting 689 total career appearances, Richards has achieved three promotions in his distinguished career, and will be looking to add a fourth during his time in Somerset.

After beginning the season at Cambridge, making eighteen appearances, Richards now moves Huish Park for his first taste of National League football.

Signing until the end of the season, Richards will be hopeful to play a crucial role in firing Town to promotion.

Speaking to YTTV, the forward said;

“It feels good to be here, especially after a long drive! I’m delighted to have signed, and to get involved with the group straight away.

“The club being near the top was a big pulling factor. I had an offer from League Two to stay in there but looking at the pros and cons, it was a massive pulling factor.

“When I spoke to the Gaffer, he seems like a really good guy and someone that knows what he wants.

“It always helps when you know a couple of faces, Lee Collins I’ve played with in the past for a couple of clubs, Lawson D’Ath and Dicko (Carl Dickinson) too.”

Beginning his career as a trainee at Blackburn Rovers, the forward made two appearances for the first team, both coming in the League Cup.

A succession of loans quickly followed with spells at Crewe, Oldham and Halifax, but it was his time with Swansea City where Richards really found his feet. Scoring seven goals in 17 appearances as his goals helped Swansea stay afloat in the old Third Division.

Richards then moved on from Blackburn to secure a permanent move to Northampton Town, the first of two spells there during his career. After hitting 11 goals in his first season, the forward was then loaned to Rochdale and ultimately sold to Barnsley.

Barnsley saw Richards secure the first promotion of his career, after winning the League One play-offs, the forward enjoyed a season of Championship football where he scored on six occasions.

Then followed a move to Port Vale in 2007, where the forward really hit a hot-streak, 75 goals in 202 games saw the forward become a fans favourite at Vale Park.

Success continued elsewhere as Richards secured promotion for the second time in his career, this time with Chesterfield, winning League Two during the 13/14 season.

Just two years later, Richards would win League Two again during his second spell with Northampton Town as his 15 league goals fired them to the title under the management of Chris Wilder.

After two years with Swindon and starting the season with Cambridge, 37-year old Richards now moves to Somerset, targeting a return to the Football League.


CLUB NEWS | Away Day Breakfast – Woking

Yeovil Town fans can enjoy a ‘Full English Breakfast’ alongside travel as the Glovers face Woking on January 25th.

Available for the low price of just £7.50, you can now enjoy your morning breakfast with fellow Town fans before travelling to Surrey to support the Green and Whites.

With Darren Sarll’s men in fine form, there is no better time to support Town on the road!

To book your breakfast and travel, contact Paul Hadlow – 07736044570.


TRANSFER | James Tilley’s loan cut short

Yeovil Town can confirm that James Tilley’s loan has been terminated by Brighton and Hove Albion.

The midfielder now heads northbound to Blundell Park, joining up with Ian Holloway’s Grimsby Town in League Two.

The technically gifted midfielder was originally supposed to stay until the end of the season, but Tilley will now move on ahead of schedule after making 21 appearances for the green and white.

Despite not scoring, Tilley made a number of goal contributions for the Glovers, linking up well with Rhys Murphy providing vital assists, most notably away to Chorley.

We thank Tilley for his contribution this season and wish him well for the future.

TICKETS | Glovers head to Woking

Tickets are now available for our trip to the Kingfield to face Woking (25th January, 3pm).

Darren Sarll’s side have started 2020 in strong form, winning twice, drawing once and not conceding in the process.

The Glovers will travel to Woking following this Saturday’s clash with Hartlepool United, supporters can now purchase tickets from Woking’s online portal HERE.


Full ticketing details are as follows:

Adults £18

Concession (over 65 and student with NUS) – £13

Under 16s – £5

Those who require wheelchair access should call 01483 772470

Seating and standing available but supporters just buy a ticket and then seating is first come first served once inside.

COMMUNITY | Club thrilled with impact of Christmas appeal.

Yeovil Town FC would like to thank all the persons and agencies who helped make the recent Christmas appeal such a huge success.

The campaign, which was driven in partnership with the club’s charitable arm, Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust aimed to help provide basic foods and comforts to those at need this Christmas.

As well as collecting items for the Lord’s Larder, the campaign received a huge late boost when the Quedam Centre donated a Town Centre unit for four days. This move by the Centre proved to be key as it enabled the campaign to directly distribute donated water bottle and children’s shoes to those in need and provided a platform for it to link in with other groups in the area who could ensure the same items reached other families and homeless persons in need, both before Christmas and at other times of the year.

In total 100 specialised water bottles, several hundred pairs of children’s shoes and an impressive array of groceries will have found their way to those in need.


The project was driven by one of the club’s new owners Errol Pope who worked closely with Club Padre Jim Pearce and Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust Manager Sara Bradley.

The club would like to record it thanks to everyone who has donated so generously to the campaign either via logistics or volunteered time support including, Jones Building Group, Yeovil 4 Family, the Quedam Centre, R&R Entertainments, Howard’s Motor Group, David Coates,  Nick James, Brendon Owen, Sharon Swaine, Sara Bradley, Lewis Winter, Jodie Robinson, Sam Fisher, Louis McCarten, Kirstie Baker and Sarah Woodward.

Particular thanks go to Gail Brooks and Lesley Heron. Gail was a great motivator and was a key organiser for the entire project whilst Lesley donated shoes and gave up her time to come down to the unit to help out on the ground.

REPORT | Yeovil Town 4-0 Hampton & Richmond Borough

Rhys Murphy’s hat-trick ensured Yeovil advanced into the third round of the FA Trophy with a 4-0 victory over Hampton & Richmond Borough.

In an afternoon which the Glovers largely dominated, it’s Murphy that takes the headlines with three very well taken goals.

Tom Bradbury also got in on the act, adding a fourth on his return to the starting 11.

It was a change of system for Darren Sarll’s side as the Gaffer adopted a three at the back formation.

Bradbury returned to the side to partner Lee Collins and Luke Wilkinson in the defence.

There was also a return for Matt Worthington as he adopted an unfamiliar right-sided role.

It took a while for the green and whites to find their rhythm, with chances at a premium for both sides.

It would take 17 minutes for the first real clear-cut chance to fall for either side. After Wilkinson had his initial volleyed effort saved, Albi Skendi looked certain to score but spurned his effort wide.

After Skendi’s chance, the game hit a lull once again, with the two sides cancelling each other out.

The game would begin slowly turning in Yeovil’s favour, as Bradbury would go close in the 32nd minute.  The returning defender rose highest from a corner but had his effort turned wide.

Yeovil would eventually take the lead in the 38th minute. A determined run from Skendi released Murphy as he fired Yeovil into the lead with a powerful finish.

Skendi would be involved once again as he fired just wide as the ball fell to him in the box.

At the break, Yeovil held a deserved, but narrow lead.

That lead would not be narrow for long as the Glovers would add a second just 90-seconds into the second half. A quickly taken free-kick freed Courtney Duffus whom put the ball on a plate for Murphy who added his and Yeovil’s second.

Murphy’s third would come in the 62nd minute, and it was the best of the bunch. The striker hit a stunning free kick which flew straight into the top corner as Town built an unassailable lead.

Yeovil’s fourth would come through defender Bradbury, after Worthington’s corner evaded Dan Lincoln in the Hampton net, Bradbury was able to turn the ball home.

The visitors would flurry forward in the 82nd minute and strike the crossbar!  Shaun McAuley’s curled effort left Cann stranded but his effort just didn’t dip enough to go in.

As the game came to a close, we would see a Yeovil Town debut as Declan Rose replaced Carl Dickinson during the closing stages.


Yeovil Town: Cann, Dickinson (Rose), Bradbury, Collins, Wilkinson, Worthington; Hippolyte, Skendi, Tilley, Duffus (Omotayo), Murphy (Rogers).

Bookings: Wilkinson.

Subs not used: Behcet.

Hampton & Richmond: Lincoln, Young, Farrell, Inman, Wassmer, Cox, Deadfield, Ahmidi, Orsi-Dadomo, Hill, Donaldson.

Subs: Brown, Brigg, McAuley, Hope, Rodney, Gray, Ruddick.

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Hampton & Richmond Borough

Yeovil Town’s FA Trophy campaign continues on Saturday (3pm), as Hampton and Richmond Borough visit Huish Park.

After a strong showing in the last round with a 3-1 victory over Welling United, National League South opposition visit Huish Park once again.

Most recently at Huish Park, Yeovil were held by Solihull Moors in a 0-0 stalemate.

The Beavers required a replay to beat fellow National League South side Tonbridge Angels to reach the second round. The visitors have this week announced the loan signing of former Glover, Jake Gray who will return to Huish Park when the sides meet.


The Glovers have never met Hampton & Richmond under their current title, but did meet in 1988 when the club was refereed to as Hampton F.C.

In the sole meeting between the two sides, Yeovil ran out  2-0 victors with an away trip in September 1988.


The pre-match thoughts of Darren Sarll and loan signing Jimmy Smith can be found on YTTV.

There is also footage available of the Gaffer leading an U10 training session.

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 at full time. This will then be followed by post-match interviews with the manager and a member of the playing staff.

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There is a number of discounts available at Huish Park on Saturday, with Juniors able to attend for free!

Full pricing:

Adults – £12

Senior/Military/Young person – £6

Under 16s – Free of Charge (but will require the collection a ticket, available either online or from the ticket office.)

ACADEMY | New Year’s cheer for the Yeovil Town Academy

The Yeovil Town academy has continued to go from strength to strength to kick off the new decade.

As teams returned to training for 2020, first team manager already has led sessions with our under 10’s, continuing to create a pathway to the first team. 

As seen in the video above, the young Glovers are as engaged and hard-working as ever, striving to continue their development as talented footballers.


Sessions have also been led by the first team’s strength and conditioning coach, working on players fitness and creating a professional and effective training environment for all our academy players.

After a successful end to 2019, 2020 offers hope for another fruitful year from the academy. 

CLUB NEWS | Sheridan Robins confirmed as Stadium Announcer

Yeovil Town FC has appointed well known Glovers fan Sheridan Robins as their new matchday on pitch presenter.

Robins, who was highly praised when she undertook a similar role previously with Yeovil Town Women is very well known to Glovers fans and has an excellent background in respect of her media and PR work.

Robins will make her debut this Saturday when the Glovers take on Hampton & Richmond Borough FC in the second round of the Buildbase FA Trophy and succeeds long time presenter Dave Linney, who stood down from the role when he signed off as Commercial Manager at the end of 2019.

Commenting Sheridan said ‘I am very excited to be taking on this new role at the club I call home. Yeovil Town is a big part of my life and so to be able to contribute on match day is a great honour. I know I have big shoes to fill as Dave Linney did a fantastic job for so many years. I will miss Dave and hope I can do him proud. I cannot wait to get started on Saturday”.

The club plan to have a number of guest presenters who can carry out the role when Robins is unavailable and well-known local radio presenter Steve Carpenter will be on the mic for the game with Hartlepool on 18 January. The club would also like to thank Steve Haigh who stood in to do the role last Saturday.

Commenting Chief Operating Officer David Mills said, “We were looking for someone with a great passion for the club who also had a good track record of presenting and media skills – Sheridan fits the bill exactly and to also have someone like Steve Carpenter on board too adds quality depth and cover to the role”.

CLUB NEWS | Double header of awards for Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town’s Courtney Duffus and Disabled Supporters Association representative Sharon Swain have been awarded National League’s player and volunteer of the month.

Courtney hit red-hot form in December, hitting doubles against Welling United, AFC Fylde and then a hat-trick against Torquay United at Huish Park.

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Sharon has continued her hard work for the club, working with the Disabled Supporters Association, continuing to make Huish Park a safe and positive environment for everyone.

Congratulations to both Courtney and Sharon who join Darren Sarll (September Manager of the Month) as Yeovil Town’s National League monthly award winners this season.

TRANSFER | Daniel Ojo leaves Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town Football Club have reluctantly agreed to mutually terminating the contract of Daniel Ojo.

We thank Daniel for his contribution over the last two and a half years, especially when as a scholar, he was called upon to play during our relegation battle at the end of last season.

Speaking on the departure, manager Darren Sarll added;

“Daniel had expressed a wish to be closer to home, he was missing London and I felt that it was counterproductive to have a young man somewhere where he didn’t want to be. He had expressed this wish on more than one occasion to Terry and I.

“I always try to put myself in the shoes of if it was my son.  Especially in the case of a young lad who has the world at his feet I certainly didn’t want to see him unhappy or demotivated being in a place where his heart really wasn’t at.

“He has been a credit to himself and his family in my time here and we wish nothing but happiness and success for Daniel.

“It has also coincided with the excellent performances of Carl Dickinson and his winning mentality that has blocked Daniel’s immediate path into the first team.”

SIGNING | Goalkeeper Ted Cann signs on loan

Yeovil Town FC are pleased to confirm that we have signed goalkeeper Ted Cann on loan from West Bromwich Albion until 6 February.

After leaving Liverpool, Cann joined West Brom in 2017, and has previous experience within non-league playing for Worcester City earlier this season as a 19-year old.

TRANSFER | Jimmy Smith STAYS until the end of the season

Yeovil Town are delighted to confirm the signing of Jimmy Smith on an extended loan deal.

Signing on until May 5th, Jimmy returns to Somerset after an exceptional loan spell during the first half of the season.

A stand-out player so far for the Glovers, Jimmy has made an instant impact capturing the hearts of the Huish Park faithful by scoring five goals in his initial spell with the club.

With his continued stellar performances in green and whites, many fans were hoping Jimmy would continue his spell with Town, which the club is delighted to confirm.

After being hampered by an injury which left him unavailable for the festive fixtures, Jimmy continued to support his teammates from the side-lines, regularly appearing at Huish Park and away grounds.

After negotiations with Crawley, the two sides were able to settle on a deal which sees the former Crawley captain sign until the conclusion of our National League campaign.

A Chelsea academy graduate, Jimmy made one appearance for the Blue’s first team in the 2005/06 season, as a second half substitute against Newcastle.

Moving on to have a stellar career in the Football League Jimmy played for the likes of Queens Park Rangers, Norwich, Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship, before signing for Leyton Orient in League One.

Jimmy would have a brief spell working with Darren Sarll during the 13/14 season at Stevenage, as our current Gaffer was working amongst the academy staff at the club during that time.

Smith’s goalscoring touch returns to Sarll’s squad ahead of our FA Trophy meeting with Hampton & Richmond Borough this Saturday, with tickets available HERE.

TICKETS | Kids go FREE against Hampton & Richmond Borough

Tickets for our FA Trophy clash with Hampton & Richmond Borough (3pm, 11th January) are available at a discounted price.

Like our previous FA Trophy match against Welling, Juniors can attend our match for free!

Huish Park will be operating with a reduced capacity for this fixture due to decreased demand in the previous round.

Just the Thatcher’s Gold & Main Stand will be open for this fixture, and due to the ground restrictions there will be no season ticket reservations. 

Home fans looking to purchase tickets should do so via this LINK, by visiting the club shop (non-match-day) or the ticket office on the day of the game.

Away fans looking to buy tickets should call the ticket office as there is only home ticketing available online. – 01935 847 888 

Adults – £12

Seniors (65+) – £6

16-23 – £6

Armed forces – £6

Under 16 – FOC (would still require the collection of a ticket.)

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town 0-0 Solihull Moors

Yeovil were left feeling frustrated at Huish Park after a goalless draw with Solihull Moors.

A game characterised by a distinct lack of chances. Solihull came to Somerset to ‘do a job’ on the high-flying Glovers, something they succeeded in.

Darren Sarll made two changes to the side which won at Plainmoor on New Year’s Day.

Lawson D’Ath and Rhys Murphy returned to the fold after being given the opportunity to rest during our trip to the English Riveria.

This meant the suspended Chris Dagnall and Myles Hippolyte dropped out the side.

The visitors started proceedings the brightest, fashioning a chance just two mioutes into the game as Lee Vaughan broke through on goal but placed his effort wide of the mark.

The pace would be taken out of the game, just six minutes in as Yeovil were forced into a change. Lawson D’Ath limped off and was replaced by Myles Hippolyte.

Chances were few and far between for both sides, with the best falling to James Tilley who had his drilled effort saved by Ryan Boot.

The second half had a delayed start due to floodlight failure at Huish Park. Great work from the fire brigade and electricians ensured the game would be played, albeit 25 minutes delayed.

The second half was played at a similar pace, with chances still at a premium.

Solihull would miss a great chance through Jake Beesley as he attempted to round Stuart Nelson to no avail.

James Ball also went close after a great knock-down, but his effort flew over the bar after volleying from the edge of the box.

Following this the tide turned in Yeovil’s favour, with the visitors more interested in suffocating the life out of the game.

Chances would fall to Courtney Duffus and substitute Gold Omotayo, but neither had a clear sight of goal, seeing their efforts fly wayward.

However once again Yeovil were forced into a change with injury concern as Charlie Lee hobbled off the pitch.

Yeovil were left incensed in the 79th minute as Duffus was clearly hauled down in the box, but the referee was left unmoved.

The final chance of the game would fall to Town, but once again it was not a clear-cut attempt. After Skendi weaved through the Moors backline, he sent a ball into the box which Murphy couldn’t quite connect with.

As the final whistle blew, Solihull would be the more pleased of the two sides, with their game plan working, almost to perfection.


Yeovil Town: Nelson; Alcock, Collins, Wilkinson, Dickinson; Lee (Omotayo), D’Ath (Hippolyte), Tilley (Worthington), Skendi; Murphy, Duffus.

Bookings: Wilkinson.

Subs not used: Hutton, Osho.


Solihull Moors: Boot, Williams, Storer, Gudger, McCallum (Wright), Carline, Gunninng, Vaughan, Howe, Ball, Beesley.

Bookings: Howe, Storer, Wright.

Subs: Reckord, Osbourne, Hawkridge, Blissett, Wright.

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Solihull Moors

Yeovil Town host Solihull Moors at Huish Park on Saturday (3pm), looking to extend that winning feeling.

Victory against Torquay United on New Year’s Day saw Town hold onto second spot, continuing to apply pressure onto league leaders Barrow.

After a difficult start to the season, well-funded Solihull have turned a corner and have begun climbing up the National League table sitting within the play-off spots.



Luke Wilkinson was the star of the show in the previous meeting between the two sides. After netting the only goal of the game in the second half, the central defender was forced to play the closing stages in goal, making a stunning save in stoppage time to secure three points for Yeovil.

Prior to September’s meeting at Damson Park, the two sides had never met in league action.

However, the Glovers were on the end of a Cup upset in 2016/17, surrendering a 2-0 lead at Huish Park to force a replay at Damson Park.

Finishing 1-1 after extra-time under the lights, the National League outfit claimed an EFL scalp as they secured victory via penalties.



Simon Mather will be taking charge at Huish Park, refereeing his first Yeovil Town fixture of the season.

Mather will be assisted by Hugh Gilroy and Andy Bennett.



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 at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

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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   £16 £17 £19
Senior/Military   £14 £15 £17
Young Person   £10 £10 £12
Junior   £3 £3 £3
Adult   £13 £14 £16
Senior/Military   £11 £12 £14
Young Person   £10 £10 £12
Junior   £3 £3 £3


TRANSFER | Remeao Hutton extends his loan stay

Remeao Hutton has extended his stay as a Yeovil Town player, signing on loan until the end of the season.

After impressing Darren Sarll over the first half of the season, Hutton will continue to play a vital role as the season comes to its conclusion.

Netting his first professional goal against Ebbsfleet United in August, the full back has enjoyed a successful campaign so far, making 24 appearances for the Green and Whites.

Like many, Hutton has played a versatile role, featuring on both the left and right flank, creating a number of goals for his teammates in the process.

Speaking to the Media Team following his extension, Hutton said;

“I’m extremely happy, I love it here. I get along with the team, staff and fans.

“I think we can win the league; we have the best team in the league, we can only beat ourselves!”

Hutton will go straight back into the squad on Saturday as we face Solihull Moors at Huish Park.

MATCH REPORT | Torquay United 0 – 2 Yeovil Town

Ten-man Yeovil Town battled to a 2-0 victory over Gary Johnson’s Torquay United at a hostile Plainmoor on New Year’s Day.

Despite playing with ten men for 80 minutes after Chris Dagnall’s red card, Yeovil controlled the game, scoring through Courtney Duffus and substitute Rhys Murphy.

Torquay would have a man sent off themselves as the game came to its conclusion, with Jean-Yves Koue Niate recieveing a second yellow card for a cynical drag on Murphy.

Darren Sarll made four changes to the side which lost against Sutton United last weekend.

Captain Lee Collins and Craig Alcock both returned from injury to add some experience to the Yeovil backline.

Dagnall joined Duffus up-front as Murphy recovered from a minor illness prior to the game.

Brighton loanee James Tilley also returned to the side, giving Lawson D’Ath a well-deserved rest.

With it only being a short trip for the Yeovil faithful, the atmosphere was electric inside Plainmoor.

The game would explode into life almost instantly, with a red card and goal within 15 minutes.

The red card would come first at just ten minutes in, after Charlie Lee had his headed effort saved by Lucas Covolan, there was afters between the goalkeeper and Dagnall which saw the latter given his marching orders.

However, this did not dishearten Town taking the lead just five minutes later. The returning Alcock was involved as his headed pass was met by Duffus who hammered home his 14th goal of the season.

Despite having a man advantage, Torquay struggled to create any chances of note to really test Stuart Nelson.

Yeovil still had opportunities as the half continues, the best being a Carl Dickinson free kick which flew a whisker over the bar.

The best chance for the hosts during the first half would fall to Niate who had his effort stopped by Nelson as his near post.

The second half saw the Glovers start brighter, with Albi Skendi continually causing havoc for the Torquay defenders.

As the half progressed, the numerical advantage would begin to tell as chances would fall for the Gulls.

Jamie Reid would miss a golden chance in the 59th minute as he dragged his first-time effort from inside the box wide.

The Glovers would be forced into some heroic defending as Alcock produced a stunning block to deny Asa Hall’s seemingly clear sight at goal.

The sides would be put on an even playing field in the 80th minute as Niate needlessly tussled with Murphy, dragging the substitute down for his second yellow card of the afternoon.

After claiming crosses all afternoon, Nelson produced one of the saves of the season in the 90th minute. As Lloyd James fired from the edge of the box, the Yeovil number one somehow got a finger to his effort, keeping Town ahead.

The battling performance would be capped off in the final minute as Murphy added his 17th goal of the season.

A fast breakaway caught Torquay with too many men forward. The ever-dangerous Skendi found Murphy as he delicately chipped the ball over Covolan to ensure the three points returned to Somerset.


Torquay: Covolan, Cameron, Niate, Lewis (James), Keating, Hall (Lewington), Evans, Reid, Cundy, Nemane (Andrews), Whitfield.

Bookings: Niate (RED) Lewis, Hall, Evans, Lewington.

Subs not used: Collings, Koszela


Yeovil Town: Nelson; Alcock (Osho), Collins, Wilkinson, Dickinson; Lee, Hippolyte (Worthington), Tilley, Skendi; Duffus (Murphy), Dagnall.

Bookings: Dagnall (RED), Alcock, Hippolyte, Wilkinson.

Subs not used: D’Ath, Hutton.