Month: February 2020

REPORT | Yeovil Town 3-0 Wrexham AFC

Yeovil Town’s endless run came to an end as the Red Dragons of Wrexham were slain 3-0.

A bizarre goal by Courtney Duffus, a simply stunning Luke Wilkinson free-kick and an Albi Skendi tap-in saw the green and whites claim a comfortable advantage.

In what was a brilliant team performance, the Glovers look to have got their swagger back, claiming three points in the league for just the second time in 2020.

Darren Sarll made four change to the side which narrowly lost to Boreham Wood last time out. 

The injured Rhys Murphy dropped out the side in the place of Marc Richards. 

Remeao Hutton returned to the right flank and Jimmy Smith began the game in a wide midfield role. 

There was a change between the sticks for Town as Liam O’Brien replaced Stuart Nelson.

The shotstopper was quickly called into action as the ball dropped kindly at the edge of the box to Luke Young but O’Brien was equal to his effort. 

O’Brien would continue to be involved in the thick of the game, but in unwanted circumstances as he fell to the ground unchallenged and stretchered off, with Nelson taking his place.

Yeovil would enjoy great success attacking down the flanks, especially through the returning Hutton. On numerous occasions the Birmingham loanee found space to cross but the ball would just escape his target. 

The Glovers would have the ball in the back of the net in the 28th minute, but it would be quickly disallowed as Wilkinson won his header by impeding Robert Lainton in the Wrexham goal.

Wilkinson would go close just six minutes later as he drifted to the back post from a corner and found himself unmarked but his side-footed effort hit the wrong side of the net.

Wrexham’s best chances largely came from Yeovil’s mistakes, and they didn’t come around often. In the 39th minute however, Hutton was caught in possession by Jordan Ponticelli but the Coventry loanee couldn’t capitalise as Nelson produced a stunning stop with his feet.

Yeovil would eventually take the lead in the 43rd minute, but in extremely bizarre circumstance. The Wrexham goalkeeper dropped the ball at Duffus’ feet whilst he was complaining to the referee, but the referee was unmoved and Duffus placed the ball into the empty net.

As the half came to a close, the green and whites thoroughly deserved their lead, despite the unusual circumstance it came through.

The second half adopted a similar tempo, with Town on top and creating chances. The first came in the 51st minute as Carl Dickinson almost scored directly from a corner, forcing a save from Lainton.

Yeovil’s second would come in a much more spectacular fashion. Wilkinson who had looked bright all afternoon stepped up for a free-kick from 30-yards out and hammered the ball beyond Lainton to double the Glovers advantage. 

Chances would continue to fall as the ball dropped to Duffus at the edge of the six-yard box after a brilliant counter attack, spearheaded by the sponsors ‘Man of the Match’ Worthington.

With the last kick of the game, Skendi would add a third, after the ball struck the post following Duffus’ initial effort, Skendi had the easiest of finishes to put the icing on the cake for the Glovers. 

 

Yeovil Town: O’Brien (Nelson); Hutton, Collins, Wilkinson, Dickinson; Lee (Cooper), Skendi, Smith, Worthington; Duffus, Richards (Dagnall).

Subs not used: Richards, Rogers.

 

Wrexham: Lainton, Pearson, Lawlor, Young, Ponticelli, Garratt, Kennedy, Thompson, Harris, Jarvis, Kellior-Dunn. 

Subs: Dibble, Oswell, Rutherford, Barker, Wright.

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Wrexham AFC

Yeovil Town look to return to winning ways on Saturday (3pm) as Wrexham visit Huish Park. 

The Glovers will be determined to turn results around and continue their promotion chase, starting with a resurged Wrexham side.

When the two sides last met, Wrexham sat in 22nd place, but there has been a turnaround of sorts at the Racecourse Ground, with the Red Dragons climbing out of the drop zone and into 17th place. 

That last meeting saw an exciting encounter too, a Rhys Murphy hat trick saw Town draw 3-3 in North Wales. Murphy will not be involved on Saturday, after picking up an injury against Boreham Wood, Darren Sarll confirmed the striker could be set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines. 

 

Have we met before?

Prior to this season, Yeovil and Wrexham had 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

Steven Copeland will be the man in the middle on Saturday afternoon. Copeland previously took charge of Yeovil once this season, in our 2-1 defeat to Hartlepool in October.

Copeland will be assisted by Colin Hubbard and Robin Cox, with Alan Berrow the fourth official. 

 

Coverage

The pre-match thoughts of Darren Sarll and Matt Worthington can be found 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 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

 

Tickets

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   £3 £3 £3
         
TERRACE        
Adult   £13 £14 £16
Senior/Military   £11 £12 £14
Young Person   £10 £10 £12
Junior   £3 £3

CLUB NEWS | Dave Linney returns as Club Ambassador

Yeovil Town FC is delighted to confirm that former player and long-standing Commercial Manager Dave Linney is returning to the club as an Associate Director and Ambassador.

The role means Mr Linney will also become an Associate Director of Yeovil Town Football & Athletic Club Ltd and will assist the club’s directors in shaping a new vision for the club.

Mr Linney underlined how delighted he was to be continuing his association with the club when he said “I am very honoured to be given the opportunity to become an Associate Director/Ambassador of Yeovil Town Football Club and look forward to working with Scott Priestnall and his fellow board members. 

This is an exciting opportunity for me, given the wealth of knowledge and experience that I have gained throughout my long association with this historical club spanning back to 1983. 

With my past experience I hope to contribute my skills in order to gain further success for the future and ultimately regain our status back in the English Football League.”

Dave stood down as Commercial Manager at the end of December after a 36-year association with the club that started when Dave first moved to Yeovil from Oxford United. During those 36 years Dave represented the club originally as a player but then moved on to be Commercial Manager and match day announcer.

Since he left in December, Dave’s close links with the club have continued with him and his wife Sue being regular guests of the club at home games. Mr Linney’s appointment as a Club Ambassador and Associate Director are therefore a natural extension of the ongoing association between the Linneys and Yeovil Town FC.

Commenting Club Chairman Scott Priestnall said “I made no secret of my disappointment of losing someone with Dave’s experience and knowledge of the football club so early on in my tenure. 

“I believe a football club like ours needs people like Dave.  Someone who is almost part of the foundations, loved by all and really has the best interests of the club at heart.  I’ve really enjoyed having Dave and Sue around the board room over the past month or so and genuinely believe it is a better place with them and somewhere they belong.”

COMMUNITY | Club and Trust launch ‘Adopt a School’ programme

More than 2,750 school children from across the area will be able to meet with their footballing heroes as part of a new initiative launched by Yeovil Town F.C. and its charitable arm.

Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust and Yeovil Town Football Club will partner with ten local primary schools as part of its Adopt-a-School programme which gives them special access to activities including appearances from the club’s first team playing squad.

It kicked off the partnership with a visit from 20 players, including Lee Collins and Carl Dickinson, who handed out ticket vouchers for upcoming matches and specially designed t-shirts.

Club Chairman Scott Priestnall said: “This is another excellent example of how far the Football Club has come in a very short period. The Football Club and Community Sports Trust’s staff and our players have come together with the support of our commercial partners and local schools to bring the enjoyment of football to the younger members of our community and their families. 

 

“I keep beating the drum that engagement within the community is so important in professional sport, to become the hub that gives its community inclusiveness and a real togetherness.  This initiative not only does that but hopefully creates the next generation of glover’s fans or rising sports stars and is something I am really proud to be a part of.

 

“As with the rise of pre-home game participation managed by the Community Sports Trust, I look forward to welcoming more of our younger supporters and their families to be a part of the new era of Yeovil Town FC. Well done to everyone involved.

The programme builds upon the work of the Trust which already works with schools across Somerset and Dorset to deliver fun, safe and enjoyable activities for all people of all ages, abilities and social backgrounds by using the power of sport as well as the profile of Yeovil Town FC to have a positive impact on people’s lives.

Trust Manager Sara Bradley said: “The ambition which drives our work is to make a positive difference to the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds across the community which Yeovil Town FC touches.

“This latest initiative will see us strengthen the links the Trust and the Football Club have with young people and those who shape their lives through education and their home lives.”

For the launch of Adopt-a-School, first-team players visited schools including Oaklands Primary School and Fairmead and gave each a signed replica shirt to illustrate the new partnership.

The visits were supported by local firms Jones Building Group, Tamburino Ristorante and Westbury Packaging.

 

Image: Len Copland

TICKETS | Wrexham visit Huish Park

Yeovil Town return to Huish Park on Saturday (3pm), with tickets still available. 

Looking for a return to winning ways, the Glovers host a Wrexham side that has turned a corner of late after a poor start to the season.

Last time we faced the Red Dragons, it was an enthralling affair with Rhys Murphy netting a hat-trick in a 3-3 draw. 

Here’s hoping for more excitement with tickets available from HERE!

Prices:

 

 

ONLINE

PRE-MATCHDAY

MATCHDAY

SEATING

 

 

 

 

Adult

 

£16

£17

£19

Senior/Military

 

£14

£15

£17

Young Person

 

£10

£10

£12

Junior

 

£3

£3

£3

 

 

 

 

 

TERRACE

 

 

 

 

Adult

 

£13

£14

£16

Senior/Military

 

£11

£12

£14

Young Person

 

£10

£10

£12

Junior

 

£3

£3

 

 

CLUB NEWS | Appointment to the board confirmed

Yeovil Town FC are delighted to announce Glenn Collis has been appointed as a Director to the Boards of both Yeovil Town Football & Athletic Club Ltd and Yeovil Town Holdings Limited.

Mr Collis is a 39-year-old family man who has a vast wealth of experience across the sporting and private corporate business sectors.

Mr Collis was the owner and Chief Executive Officer of one of Europe’s fastest growing sports management agencies and has also worked as a consultant to several of Europe’s most prestigious football clubs.

Mr Collis has also founded a global asset management consultancy that works with some of the World’s most wealthy persons in respect of maximising their assets.

Mr Collis aims to bring a new vision, drive and above all a determination to succeed in taking the club to the next level in the most financially secure way possible.

Commenting on Mr Collis’ appointment Club Chairman Scott Priestnall said “Since acquiring the club I have said several times that I would expand the Board with people that had the skill sets to help the football club enhance its capabilities off the field. 

“Glenn’s experience in sport as well as his investment does exactly this and in addition to welcoming Glenn to the club, I look forward to announcing further appointments in due course”

ACADEMY | Under 12 trials

Yeovil Town F.C. will be running open trials for our Under 12 age group. 

The trials will take place on the 11th & 18th March between 5-7 PM.

To apply please email youth@ytfc.net by 29th February with the following information:

 

Player Name

Player DOB

Contact phone number and email of the applying player’s parent /guardian

Players current Club and contact details of a club representative

 

Further information is available HERE.

FIXTURE NEWS | Chesterfield clash rearranged

Following the postponement last weekend, our clash with Chesterfield now has a new date, 24th March (19:45).

Tickets previously purchased will remain valid for the fixture, with further tickets available from HERE, or by calling the ticket office (01935 847888).

Those wishing to purchase in person during the week ahead of the game should visit the club shop. 

ACADEMY | EDP Scholars enjoy an afternoon with Darren Sarll

Yeovil Town and Yeovil College’s Elite Development Programme has gone from strength to strength in recent weeks with current first year scholars spending time with Darren Sarll. 

The first team’s manager passed on his expertise to the young, hard-working scholars  who have enjoyed a successful first year at Huish Park. 

Mark Challen’s side spoke with the Gaffer about his experiences within the game, and how to make their next steps in the footballing world.

The young lads have this year learnt what it takes to make a successful and fruitful career in the sport, whilst working within a professional environment at Huish Park. 

Having the opportunity to meet with Sarll is just one great example of the brilliant work being completed within the growing Elite Development Programme. 

Yeovil Town will be holding trials for players to join next year’s programme, for more information click the link HERE.

TICKETS | Glovers travel to Dover

Ticket information for our trip to Dover (3pm March 7th) is now available.

There will be NO advanced sales for this fixture, instead all sales will be completed on the turnstiles.

Support the Green and Whites on the road as the promotion push continues!

Admission prices are as follows;

Adults – £18

Over 60 – £15

Under 18 – £9

Under 11 – free (with an accompanying adult)

 

Getting there:

By Car:

There is no parking for supporters within the ground, although parking is available in the rugby ground, which is just inside the main entrance – stewards will direct you.

From outside of Kent, find your way to the M25, then take the M2/A2 (following the signs to Canterbury, then from Canterbury follow signs to Dover) as far as the Whitfield roundabout (there is a McDonald’s Drive-Thru on the left).

Take the fourth exit at this roundabout, down Whitfield Hill. At the bottom of the hill turn left at the roundabout and follow this road until the first set of traffic lights. At the lights turn right (180 degrees down the hill) and follow the road under the railway bridge, the ground is a little further up the road on the left.

If you have to take the M20/A20 leave the A20 in Folkestone (the exit immediately after the tunnel through the hill) and travel through the Alkham Valley (turn left at the roundabout at the end of the slip-road and then left again, following the signs for Alkham) which will eventually take you near Kearsney train station (turn right into Lower Road just before the railway bridge, before you get to the station).

By train:

The main railway station in Dover is Dover Priory which is approximately 2 miles from Crabble. The closest station to Crabble is Kearsney which is about a 10-15 minute walk from the ground.

Kearsney is the last stop before Dover Priory on the line from London Victoria (via Canterbury). Some trains on this line do not stop between Canterbury East and Dover Priory so if you are planning on getting off at Kearsney make sure that the train you are travelling on is a stopping service.

If you are travelling on the line from London Charring Cross (via Ashford) the train will not pass through Kearsney so you will have to stop at Dover Priory, near the town centre.

If you get off at Kearsney, turn right as you leave the station, go under the railway bridge and then take the first road on the left (Lower Road). Follow Lower Road all the way along, past a pond on your right and Crabble Corn Mill on your left. At the end you will see the Cricketers pub on the other side of the road. Turn right and you should see the entrance to the ground.If you get off at Dover Priory it is probably best to get a bus or taxi to the ground as it is a long walk

REPORT | Boreham Wood 1-0 Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town fell to a third successive defeat this afternoon as Boreham Wood won a tight affair at Meadow Park. 

Former Glover Kabongo Tshimanga netted the only goal of the afternoon as the forward took advantage of a fast breakaway.

Despite claims of a foul in the build up, the referee was left unmoved as Town ultimately suffered a defeat in South Hertfordshire. 

It was four changes for Town following an almost two week break between fixtures. 

Craig Alcock returned to the fold as Darren Sarll opted for an experienced defence. 

There was also a return for club captain Lee Collins who was injured for the previous defeat in Yorkshire. 

Matt Worthington joined Albi Skendi and Charlie Lee in the dynamic Yeovil midfield.

There was also a return for Chris Dagnall who completed the three pronged attack alongside Rhys Murphy and Courtney Duffus. 

Despite largely controlling the ball throughout the first half, chances were few and far between for the Glovers, but the same could be said for our hosts too. 

The returning Dagnall started brightly, bursting into the box on the 12th minute but a last ditch tackle denied him a shooting opportunity.

The best chance of the half would fall to Boreham Wood in the 17h minute as Piero Mingoia’s effort deflected off Kane Smith’s back and looped narrowly over. 

The Wood looked largely one-dimensional in the first half, with the ball continually hit to Sorba Thomas who had been kept quiet by Alcock all afternoon.

Town’s best chance of the half would fall to Luke Wilkinson who saw his header skew wide of the mark following Charlie Lee’s well-hit cross.

As the half came to a close, it was disappointing news on the injury front as Murphy limped off with Jimmy Smith coming on in his place at the break. 

The second half began like the first, two sides battling for supremacy but a lack of clear cut chances.

Boreham Wood would enjoy a lot of the ball in the opening minutes of the second half but all there was to write home about was a half-hearted penalty appeal for handball. 

Following on from this the Glovers would be the team on top, with Dagnall firing narrowly wide with a half volley in the 61st minute.

It was only going to take one goal to win this one, and that goal came for Boreham Wood. Despite Duffus seemingly being hacked down in the build up, the hosts broke quickly finding Tshimanga who poked home the only goal of the afternoon. 

Yeovil would huff and puff in the closing stages, testing Ashmore on a couple of occasions, most notabley through a Wilkinson free-kick.

Ultimatley it was only through efforts from distance that tested the Wood’s shotstopper, leading to another disappointing defeat for Town.

 

 

Boreham Wood: Ashmore, Ilesanmi, Ricketts, Champion, Mingoia (Rhead), McDonnell, Tshimanga, Marsh, Fyfield, Thomas, Smith. 

Bookings: Smith 

Subs: Smith, Stephens, Yussuf, May

 

Yeovil Town: Nelson, Dickinson, Collins, Wilkinson, Alcock (Hutton), Lee, Skendi, Worthington (M.Richards), Murphy (J.Smith), Dagnall, Duffus

Bookings: Lee, Dagnall, Sarll.

Subs: Bradbury, O’Brien.

 

INTERVIEW | ‘We’ve worked hard’ says Sarll

Without a game for over a week Darren Sarll has been able to work extensively with his players ahead of Yeovil’s trip to Boreham Wood on Saturday (3pm).

Following a disappointing trip to Harrogate, the Gaffer gave an honest assessment of the tough spell of training his players have had.

Speaking to YTTV, Sarll said;

“Nobody was happy about the game at Harrogate, so the natural thing was to work with the individuals within. Sometimes the best thing is a size nine up the backside, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

“Utilising my experiences and the tools I have at my disposal, we’ve worked hard. We looked at that 3-5-2 system that we have been playing, we worked on that to give us a different dimension to the way we play. A lot of the teams in our division seem to play that system too.

“Very rarely have I gone one season where I’ve been able to play one system, even in development football.

“You have to constantly keep people stimulated and invigorated. The posh word for it is tactical periodisation. We just always want the players to have something new to work with and have more than one way of playing because you always have to adapt over the course of a season.

“Mainly we’ve been utilising the time we’ve had. They’ve had to work very, very hard, and rightly so.”

Looking ahead to Saturday, the Gaffer is looking forward to getting back into action as the Glovers travel to South Hertfordshire for a promotion clash.

 “I’m not surprised they’re doing well. Their resources are similar to ours; we operate within the same market. They outbid us for a player that will be available to them on Saturday.

“I like their manager (Luke Garrard), I think he’s a smashing guy and when they came to us, I thought they played well in the second half, and we were better in the first.

“The best thing about Boreham Wood is you get to play on the most beautiful pitch, it’s a lovely surface and definitely one that will suit us and our way of playing.  

“I don’t really see where teams are in the table, you’ve just got to go an attack everyone. I just see that there is three points there on offer, how quickly can we take the points that are available to us, that’s all this part of the season is.

“It will be a tough game, if they’re on great form brilliant, if not it will still be a tough game as they all are!”

PREVIEW | Boreham Wood vs. Yeovil Town

Fourth visit Fifth on Saturday (3pm) as Yeovil Town face Boreham Wood. 

Without a win in five league games, Darren Sarll’s men face a stern test in Boreham Wood who are unbeaten in their last seven games in all competitions. 

Victory could see Town return to third place, but a win for the hosts would see the Wood leapfrog the green and whites for fourth spot. 

 

Head to head

Earlier this season, Boreham Wood held Town to a 1-1 draw, thanks to late heroics from former Glover Kabongo Tshimanga. 

Despite Jimmy Smith first half volley, the Wood’s top scorer fired a stoppage time leveller for a share of the points.  

Prior to this season, our last meeting with Boreham Wood was in 1997; this clash saw Town claim a 1-0 victory at home in front of 873 fans.

The Glovers have a strong defensive record against the Wood, having only ever conceded two goals against Saturday’s hosts.

Yeovil Town also hold a strong overall record against the Wood, in the six times we have met, the green and whites have won on three occasions, drew twice and lost once.

An emphatic victory for Yeovil came in November 1966 as Graham Kemp and a Jerry Gill double fired the then step-six side to a 3-0 victory.

 

Officials

Carl Brook will be the man in the middle on Saturday afternoon. This will be his fourth Yeovil Town match of the season, previously refereeing clashes with Hartlepool, Harrogate and Ebbsfleet. 

Scott Williams and Steve Parameter will be linesman with Jim Paterson the fourth official.

 

Coverage

The pre-match thoughts of Stuart Nelson and Darren Sarll can be viewed on YTTV or the Yeovil Town YouTube channel. 

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

 

Tickets

Tickets are available from HERE, tickets purchased online are e-tickets, which will need to be either printed out or presented on a mobile phone upon entering the ground.

Tickets will still be available to purchase on the day of the game, but at an increased rate of at least £4.00. We strongly advise fans that purchasing in advance would be the best plan of action if possible.

 

Ticket prices

 

Price

Notes

Adult

£15.00

Over 16 OTD: £20.00

OAP

£10.00

Over 65 only (photo ID may be required) OTD: £15.00

Under 16

£6.00

Under 16 only, any person aged 16 will be charged at an adult rate (photo ID may be required) OTD: £10.00

Under 12 FREE

Under 12 only, any person aged 12 will be charged at an adult rate (photo ID may be required)  OTD: £7.00

 

TICKETS | Travel to Boreham Wood this weekend!

Tickets are still available for our trip to Boreham Wood this Saturday (3pm).

Tickets are available from HERE, tickets purchased online are e-tickets, which will need to be either printed out or presented on a mobile phone upon entering the ground.

Tickets will still be available to purchase on the day of the game, but at an increased rate of at least £4.00. We strongly advise fans that purchasing in advance would be the best plan of action if possible.

 

Ticket prices

 

Price

Notes

Adult

£15.00

Over 16 OTD: £20.00

OAP

£10.00

Over 65 only (photo ID may be required) OTD: £15.00

Under 16

£6.00

Under 16 only, any person aged 16 will be charged at an adult rate (photo ID may be required) OTD: £10.00

Under 12 FREE

Under 12 only, any person aged 12 will be charged at an adult rate (photo ID may be required)  OTD: £7.00

 

Matchday & Other Useful Information – provided by Boreham Wood

Please be aware that turnstile operators are trained to ask for proof of age from spectators when entering. Please bring photo ID to ensure you are able to enter for the correct rate.

BWFC has dedicated facilities for wheel chair bound and less able supporters. These include a viewing area and disabled toilet facilities. These are available via the West Stand.

Supporters wishing to make use of these facilities are asked to enter the stadium via the South Stand Turnstiles off Brook Road car park. Disabled parking bays are available in this car park. Please note that these parking spaces are limited and on a first come, first served basis. 

Unfortunately spaces cannot be reserved by the club.

Please note that carers tickets will only be issued to those with a  valid carer’s card, or, proof that they require a carer. 

 

Parking & Use of Club House

No supporter parking is available at Meadow Park, the club car park is available to players, directors, officials and guests only.

Boreham Wood FC advise supporters to park in Brook Road Public Car Park. Access to the Stadium is available from this car park via the South Stand Turnstiles (for away supporters.) Please note that parking charges may apply.

Alternative parking is also available via the Hertsmere Council Civic Car Park, which is less than a 5 minute walk to the club. Again, please note parking charges may apply.

Unfortunately, it is Boreham Wood FC policy that our club house is for home supporters only on match days. Away supporters are advised to use the facilities in the town centre just a short walk away from the Stadium via Brook Road.

CLUB NEWS | Huish Park Carvery this Sunday!

Huish Park will once again be hosting Sunday carvery, starting with THIS WEEKEND! 

Carvery will be served from 12pm-3pm, with those interested advised to book in advance. 

 

Prices for the two course carvery are as follows:

Adults: £13.50

Children (11 and under): £6.50

 

The club will also be running a special Mothering Sunday carvery, please book now to avoid disappointment. 

To book, please contact Mark Robinson: MRobinson@ytfc.net or 01935 423662.

 

GAME OFF | Welton Rovers tie postponed

Yeovil Town can confirm that this evening’s Somerset Premier Cup tie with Welton Rovers has been postponed.

The game will now be played on 3rd March, kicking off at 19:45.

Admission will be £6 for adults, £3 for concessions with Under 16s going free.

GAME OFF | Chesterfield

Yeovil Town can confirm that this evening’s fixture with Chesterfield has been postponed.

Increasing high winds and adverse weather have left safety fears for both supporters and players. 

The referee arrived at Huish Park at 9AM this morning, with the idea to make a decision early to avoid Chesterfield fans making the journey down to Somerset. 

Fans can get a refund on their ticket by visting the club shop/ticket office before the rearranged fixture. 

Details of a rearranged fixture will be confirmed in due course. 

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Chesterfield

Yeovil Town host Chesterfield on Saturday evening as the Glovers look to turn around their form in front of the BT Sport cameras.

After defeat on Tuesday night against promotion rivals Harrogate, Darren Sarll’s men will be desperate to turn things around, starting with the visit of strugglers Chesterfield.

Despite being tipped by many as favourites for promotion, the Spireites have been battling out at the bottom of the table sitting in 21st place.

 

Head-to-head

This will be our first meeting at Huish Park outside the Football League.

Earlier this season, Town were the 2-1 victors thanks to goals from Myles Hippolyte and Rhys Murphy.

Our first ever meeting with Chesterfield came in an FA Cup third round clash in 1950, where Yeovil were defeated 3-1 at Chesterfield’s old ground, Saltergate.

 

Officials

Benjamin Speedie will be the man in the middle on Saturday evening.

He will be assisted by Adam Ricketts, Damith Bandara and Sunny Gill.

The match officials will be arriving at 9AM tomorrow, earlier than usual to track the weather situation at Huish Park.

There is no pitch inspection planned but with the predicted weather forecast this situation may change.

 

Coverage

The pre-match thoughts of Darren Sarll and Rhys Murphy can be viewed 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

 

Tickets

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 (opening at 11AM). Advanced purchase is advised to avoid expected matchday queues. 

Tickets can be bought online from here!

This week, season ticket holders can bring a friend for just FIVE POUNDS!

Full prices are as follows:

 

 

ONLINE

PRE-MATCHDAY

MATCHDAY

SEATING

 

 

 

 

Adult

 

£16

£17

£19

Senior/Military

 

£14

£15

£17

Young Person

 

£10

£10

£12

Junior

 

£3

£3

£3

 

 

 

 

 

TERRACE

 

 

 

 

Adult

 

£13

£14

£16

Senior/Military

 

£11

£12

£14

Young Person

 

£10

£10

£12

Junior

 

£3

£3

 

 

TICKETS | Friends for a FIVER tomorrow!

Chesterfield visit Huish Park tomorrow (15th Feb, 5:20pm) season ticket holders can bring a friend for a discounted price of just £5! 

This offer will be for all season ticket holders but restricted to one £5 per season ticket holder account.

To take advantage, season ticket holders can buy online, over the phone or in person.

Online supporters will need to go to the main ticket page and select the Chesterfield game (not the season ticket holder login tab), linked HERE!

Supporters will then need to login to their season ticket account with their email and the £5 buyer type will be available.

CLUB NEWS | Huish Park Carvery returns

Huish Park will once again be hosting Sunday carvery, starting with the 23rd February. 

Carvery will be served from 12pm-3pm, with  those interested advised to book in advance. 

Prices for the two course carvery are as follows:

Adults: £13.50

Children (11 and under): £6.50

The club will also be running a special Mothering Sunday carvery, book now to avoid disappointment. 

To book, please contact Mark Robinson: MRobinson@ytfc.net or 01935 423662.

REPORT | Harrogate Town 3-0 Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town slumped to a second successive defeat on Tuesday evening as Harrogate were the 3-0 victors in a National League clash.

A double from George Thomson and Jack Diamond’s early second half goal ensured that the hosts enjoyed a comfortable night in Yorkshire.

Yeovil’s night went from bad to worse in the final minute as Myles Hippolyte was sent off for a late and heavy tackle.

There was a debutant for Town as Darren Sarll made five changes to the side which fell out of the FA Trophy.

Swansea loanee Brandon Cooper made his first start in the space of Lee Collins, as Darren Sarll opted for a return to four at the back.

This meant Carl Dickinson was deployed in a more familiar left back role, with Myles Hippolyte replacing Caleb Richards.

Recent absentee Stuart Nelson returned to start between the sticks replacing Liam O’Brien.

The forward line offered up our top scoring partnership with a return for Rhys Murphy and Courtney Duffus.

The conditions played a major part in the first half, with the Glovers largely unable to go long from any goal kicks with the powerful wind against them.

However, Yeovil would still have chances in the opening stages, the best falling to Remeao Hutton who had his effort blocked on its way to goal from a tight angle.

With the wind in their favour, the hosts were able to largely dictate possession during the first half, but it would take a while for them to do anything significant with it.

The 25th minute saw the Sulphites have their first clear-cut sight of goal as the ball was cut back to centre back Connor Hall who hammered a typical defender’s finish over the bar.

Just two minutes later, the hosts would find themselves clean through on goal as Jack Muldoon beat Yeovil’s offside trap, but he fired into the side-netting.

Harrogate would eventually find a way through in the 43rd minute as Jon Stead pushed debutant the Cooper aside and then lay the ball to the back post to find Thomson in space to offer the hosts the advantage.

It wouldn’t take long after the half time break for Harrogate to add their second.  The 51st minute saw Sunderland loanee Diamond break through and place an effort beyond Stuart Nelson.

The goal forced the Green and Whites to apply some pressure, and it would almost lead to some instant success as J.Smith’s header was heroically cleared off the line by a Harrogate defender.

Despite attacking substitutions, Harrogate would add a third in the 73rd minute. Following Lloyd Kelly’s driven effort, earlier goal scorer Thomson was able to turn the ball home.

The Glovers would chase a consolation during the closing stages, with Murphy going closest in the 85th minute.

The final action of the game saw Hippolyte sent off for a reckless challenge, capping off a disappointing evening.

 

 

 

Yeovil Town: Nelson; Hutton (Alcock), Wilkinson, Cooper, Dickinson; Lee, Hippolyte, Skendi, J.Smith (Dagnall); Murphy, Duffus (Richards).

Booked: Hutton, Hippolyte (Red)

Subs not used: Worthington, O’Brien.

 

Harrogate Town: Belshaw, Fallowfield, Falkingham, Burrell, Thomson, Stead, Kerry, Muldoon, Hall, W.Smith, Diamond.

 

Subs: Harratt, Bradley, G.Smith, Cracknell, Kiernan.

Yeovil Town slumped to a second successive defeat on Tuesday evening as Harrogate were the 3-0 victors in a National League clash.

 

A double from George Thomson and Jack Diamond’s early second half goal ensured that the hosts enjoyed a comfortable night in Yorkshire.

 

Yeovil’s night went from bad to worse in the final minute as Myles Hippolyte was sent off for a late and heavy tackle.

 

There was a debutant for Town as Darren Sarll made five changes to the side which fell out of the FA Trophy.

 

Swansea loanee Brandon Cooper made his first start in the space of Lee Collins, as Darren Sarll opted for a return to four at the back.

 

This meant Carl Dickinson was deployed in a more familiar left back role, with Myles Hippolyte replacing Caleb Richards.

 

Recent absentee Stuart Nelson returned to start between the sticks replacing Liam O’Brien.

 

The forward line offered up our top scoring partnership with a return for Rhys Murphy and Courtney Duffus.

 

The conditions played a major part in the first half, with the Glovers largely unable to go long from any goal kicks with the powerful wind against them.

 

However, Yeovil would still have chances in the opening stages, the best falling to Remeao Hutton who had his effort blocked on its way to goal from a tight angle.

 

With the wind in their favour, the hosts were able to largely dictate possession during the first half, but it would take a while for them to do anything significant with it.

 

The 25th minute saw the Sulphites have their first clear-cut sight of goal as the ball was cut back to centre back Connor Hall who hammered a typical defender’s finish over the bar.

 

Just two minutes later, the hosts would find themselves clean through on goal as Jack Muldoon beat Yeovil’s offside trap, but he fired into the side-netting.

 

Harrogate would eventually find a way through in the 43rd minute as Jon Stead pushed debutant the Cooper aside and then lay the ball to the back post to find Thomson in space to offer the hosts the advantage.

 

It wouldn’t take long after the half time break for Harrogate to add their second.  The 51st minute saw Sunderland loanee Diamond break through and place an effort beyond Stuart Nelson.

 

The goal forced the Green and Whites to apply some pressure, and it would almost lead to some instant success as J.Smith’s header was heroically cleared off the line by a Harrogate defender.

 

Despite attacking substitutions, Harrogate would add a third in the 73rd minute. Following Lloyd Kelly’s driven effort, earlier goal scorer Thomson was able to turn the ball home.

 

The Glovers would chase a consolation during the closing stages, with Murphy going closest in the 85th minute.

 

The final action of the game saw Hippolyte sent off for a reckless challenge, capping off a disappointing evening.

 

 

 

Yeovil Town: Nelson; Hutton (Alcock), Wilkinson, Cooper, Dickinson; Lee, Hippolyte, Skendi, J.Smith (Dagnall); Murphy, Duffus (Richards).

Booked: Hutton, Hippolyte (Red)

Subs not used: Worthington, O’Brien.

 

Harrogate Town: Belshaw, Fallowfield, Falkingham, Burrell, Thomson, Stead, Kerry, Muldoon, Hall, W.Smith, Diamond.

 

Subs: Harratt, Bradley, G.Smith, Cracknell, Kiernan.

VACANCY | Academy Head of Recruitment

Yeovil Town academy is looking to fill the role of Head of Recruitment.

The purpose of the Head of Recruitment is to oversee the recruitment of the entire Academy from under 8s to under 19. 

The role will co-ordinate a scouting network aimed at recruiting the best players from the local area as well as nationally and internationally at the youth and professional development phase. 

Candidates should hold a minimum Level 2 License and possess a relevant FA recognised Talent ID qualification.

A job description and application form are available from the relevant links. 

Candidates should send their CV and cover letter to recruitment@ytfc.net.

VACANCY | Hospitality staff

Yeovil Town Football Club is currently recruiting:

Hospitality Staff – Reliable and dedicated individuals required to join the club’s Hospitality Team.

All Staff will receive;

  • Competitive rates of pay

  • Full training

For an application form please contact Yeovil Town FC on 01935 847888 or email recruitment@ytfc.net

 

PREVIEW | Harrogate Town – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town return to National League action on Tuesday night (7:45pm) with a trip to Yorkshire to face Harrogate Town.

After falling out of the FA Trophy last weekend, Darren Sarll will be desperate to return to winning ways, especially with Harrogate sitting in second.

Last time out, the Sulpherites were victorious in the FA Trophy, knocking out Eastleigh, however recent results in the league have not been up to that high standard, picking up just one point from their last two games.

With Harrogate sitting in second, Tuesday’s clash sets up to be a vitally important match for Town, as Sarll’s men continue the quest to return to the Football League. 

Head-to-head

Our meeting in October at Huish Park was the first ever meeting between the two sides.

Rhys Murphy’s late goal was not enough for Yeovil as the Glovers fell to a 1-2 defeat.

Tuesday offers the green and whites the opportuntiy to set the record straight, and climb back up that National League table!

Officials

Andrew Miller will be the man in the middle on Tuesday evening. Miller has not taken charge of any Yeovil games this season but will be his ninth National League game of the season.

Paul Tomes and Johnathon Bickerdike will be running the line and Samuel Packer will be the fourth official.

 

Coverage

The post-match thoughts from Saturday of Marc Richards and Darren Sarll can be found 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 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.

 

CLUB NEWS | Yeovil Town FC & Yeovil College announce huge opportunity to Train Study and Play

Yeovil Town FC Manager Darren Sarll has given a significant boost to the Elite Player Development Programme, by confirming his personal backing and involvement to a much-expanded programme.

The programme which is jointly offered by Yeovil Town FC and Yeovil College is an exciting opportunity for Year 12 and 13 BTEC students to continue their full-time education within a professional football environment.

The Football programme training is based at Huish Park with games across the South West, and studies based at Yeovil College offer BTEC Level 2 & 3 options, retakes of GCSEs and opportunities for additional coaching qualifications alongside the BTEC programme.

Whilst this programme has operated for some years, the Club and College has agreed to significantly boost the programme, with Darren Sarll giving his personal backing to the scheme including his direct involvement in the first trial date on the evening on Tuesday 3 March.

UPDATE 24th MARCH 2020: All trials have been cancelled until further notice due to the spread of COVID-19. New dates will be confirmed in due course. 

Commenting Darren Sarll said; “At 16 I got the biggest knock back of my life. Within days I agreed to partake in the very same scheme, and I found my calling and future trade, in coaching.

“This scheme gave me the platform to qualify, train every day and practices my trade as a coach. I have overseen many of these programmes since and have ex-students who are now Physio’s, Head of Analysis, Heads of Coaching and most importantly players who all live in the EFL and Premier League.

“These are wonderful programmes that I am looking to build at Yeovil Town FC to ensure we give focused, young, determined people the best possible chance to achieve their life goals. I want this football club in partnership with Yeovil College to be the hub of creating really positive futures for this community and Somerset area.

“I hope you’ll join Terry and I on one of the Assessment evenings to get a big insight into the future of we’d like to create with you.”                                                                      

Speaking on behalf of Yeovil College Matt Hann, Director of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Quality said;

“It’s about committing to be the best academically and practically. Our shared vision empowers players to expect more and achieve more, connecting a high-quality academic qualification with an acceleration in football development”.

Trial dates will include a presentation from the first team and academy manager with information for students and parents about what the programme will include.

To book your place at upcoming trials please email:  info@ytfc.net

TICKETS | Friends for a FIVER next weekend!

Next weekend, as Chesterfield visit Huish Park (Sat 15th Feb, 5:20pm) season ticket holders can bring a friend for a discounted price of just £5! 

This offer will be for all season ticket holders but restricted to one £5 per season ticket holder account.

To take advantage, season ticket holders can buy online, over the phone or in person.

Online supporters will need to go to the main ticket page and select the Chesterfield game (not the season ticket holder login tab), linked HERE!

Supporters will then need to login to their season ticket account with their email and the £5 buyer type will be available.

REPORT | Yeovil Town 1-2 Notts County

Notts County were able to frustrate the life out of Yeovil Town as they dumped Town out of the FA Trophy.

Courtney Duffus’ strike was not enough to cancel out Connell Rawlinson and Scott Wootton’s efforts on either side of the half.

Despite finishing the game with nine-men due to an injury to Damien McCrory and a red card for Wes Thomas, the visitors were able to cling on for dear life and secure passage to the next round of the FA Trophy.

Darren Sarll opted to make four changes to the side held by Chorley last time out.

It was a debut for Norwich City loanee Caleb Richards who started on the left flank. The opposite flank saw a return for Remeao Hutton.

Albi Skendi lined up in the midfield with Chris Dagnall returning to the forward line, partnering Marc Richards.

It was an end-to-end affair in the first half, with chances falling for both sides throughout the first half.

It would only take until the second minute for Yeovil to have their first sight of goal, a brilliant cross from Hutton found Dagnall in space to head on goal, however Joe McDonnell was equal to his efforts.

The opening goal of the game would come in the seventh minute as Rawlinson heads the visitors ahead. After Town failed to clear, the ball fell to Rawlinson at the back-post to head the Magpies ahead, despite Wilkinson’s best efforts to clear on the line.

Following the goal, it would be Town applying the pressure, going close just one minute later as an excellent Hutton cross found Jimmy Smith flicking a header towards the charging Marc Richards, but he couldn’t quite connect.

Liam O’Brien would be forced into a save in the 12th minute as Kristan Dennis burst beyond the Glovers defence and fired on goal.

However, chances would continue to fall for Town, with Charlie Lee and C.Richards both firing over the bar within the space of a minute.

M.Richards would go agonisingly close once again as Smith was found rampaging into the box by Dagnall, however Smith’s cross-cum-shot across the face of goal escaped the 37-year old forward.

The referee was thrust into the thick of the action as Wes Thomas tussled with Wilkinson causing the Yeovil defender to fall to the floor. Thomas was adjudged to have committed violent conduct and was given his marching orders.

The sending off thrust the Green and Whites even further forward, constantly pressuring the Magpies defence until the half-time break.

Notts County set up to frustrate in the second half, with very rare flurries forward.

Yeovil would dominate the ball, but the Magpies would limit the 11-men to shots from distance.

In what was the visitors first chance of the half, they would extend their advantage as substitute Kyle Wootton fired against the crossbar and getting a stroke of luck with the ball bouncing just over the line.

Attacking substitutions worked almost instantly for Darren Sarll as Courtney Duffus scored with what must have been his first touch. A brilliant turn after Skendi’s cross saw Duffus fire beyond McDonnell to breathe life into the game.

Town continued to press on, with the likes of Murphy and Smith going close during the closing stages, but it wasn’t to be as Yeovil fell out of the FA Trophy.

 

Yeovil Town: O’Brien; Dickinson, Collins (Duffus), Wilkinson; Hutton, C.Richards (Hippolyte), Lee, Skendi; Smith, Dagnall (Murphy), M.Richards

Bookings: Wilkinson, Lee.

Subs not used: Worthington, Alcock, Cooper, Nelson

 

Notts County: McDonenell, McCrory, Thomas, Denniss. Rawlinson, Kelly-Evans, Crawford, Osborn, Lacey, Shields.

Subs: Rose, Boldewijn, Wootton, Brindley Kean, Betts.

TRANSFER | Brandon Cooper signs on loan

Yeovil Town are delighted to confirm the signing of Brandon Cooper on loan from Swansea City until the end of the season. 

After recently signing a new deal with the Swans, the 20-year old central defender now moves to Somerset, looking for some first team experience. 

Cooper, who is a Wales U-21 international, has already appeared for Swansea’s first team, making his debut against Crystal Palace at the start of last season.

Huish Park will be somewhat familiar surroundings to Cooper, as the defender featured in our pre-season friendly against the Swans.

Having been named on Swansea’s bench in recent weeks and as the nineteenth man, Cooper will be hoping to get some vital minutes under his belt as he continues his development working with Darren Sarll. 

Welcome to Yeovil Town, Brandon.

NEWS | Match arrangements for Somerset Premier Cup clash with Welton Rovers

Yeovil Town’s upcoming Somerset Premier Cup Quarter Final match will now be played at West Clewes.

The game will take place on Tuesday 18th February, a 7:30pm kick off.

Town advanced from the last round, beating Welton’s local rivals Radstock on penalties after a 0-0 draw.

The upcoming clash with Welton will be played to a conclusion on the night, and if after 90 minutes the scores are level, there will be a penalty shootout.

Admission will be £6 for adults, £3 for concessions with Under 16s going free.

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Notts County

Notts County visit Huish Park on Saturday (3pm) for the second time this season, but this time it’s in FA Trophy action!

Hosting our third home tie in as many rounds, the Glovers faithful will be vital in securing our spot in the next round.

After a draw last time out against Chorley, Darren Sarll’s side will be desperate to return to winning ways.

 

Head-to-head

Meeting 19 times in league action, the Magpies have won just one of their nine visits to Huish Park, coming in 2005. 

Most recently, Town won 3-1 over Notts County in August, thanks to goals in from Courtney Duffus, Luke Wilkinson and Myles Hippolyte.

2150315.jpg

Officials 

Thomas Parsons will be our referee on Saturday afternoon. This will be his second Yeovil match of the season, taking charge of our away victory over Chesterfield. 

Parsons will be assisted by Ciaran Barlow and Michael D’Aguilar with Harry Scott acting as the fourth official. 

 

Coverage 

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

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 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 | #PackThePark this Saturday!

Yeovil Town’s FA Trophy campaign continues on Saturday, as Notts County visit Huish Park. 

After a thrilling 2-0 victory over the Magpies in August, why not #PackThePark on Saturday as we look to advance in the cup!

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

EVENT | Valentine’s evening at Huish Park

This Saturday (8th Feb, 19:30 til late), Huish Park will be hosting a Valentine’s evening.

Following our FA Trophy clash with Notts County, enjoy a night of 60’s, 70’s and 80’s classics, played by the wonderfully talented ‘Dale Fender Band’!

Why not join us in the Alec Stock Lounge? Tickets are just £5 and it will surely be a Saturday Night to remember!

Those interested in the evening of music, should contact Mark Robinson for more information: 01935 423662/ MRobinson@YTFC.net

TICKETS | Glovers travel to Boreham Wood

Yeovil Town fans can now purchase tickets for our trip to Boreham Wood (22nd Feb).

Tickets are available from HERE, tickets purchased online are e-tickets, which will need to be either printed out or presented on a mobile phone upon entering the ground.

Tickets will still be available to purchase on the day of the game, but at an increased rate of at least £4.00. We strongly advise fans that purchasing in advance would be the best plan of action if possible.

Ticket prices

 

Price

Notes

Adult

£15.00

Over 16 OTD: £20.00

OAP

£10.00

Over 65 only (photo ID may be required) OTD: £15.00

Under 16

£6.00

Under 16 only, any person aged 16 will be charged at an adult rate (photo ID may be required) OTD: £10.00

Under 12 FREE

Under 12 only, any person aged 12 will be charged at an adult rate (photo ID may be required)  OTD: £7.00

 

Matchday & Other Useful Information – provided by Boreham Wood

Please be aware that turnstile operators are trained to ask for proof of age from spectators when entering. Please bring photo ID to ensure you are able to enter for the correct rate.

 

BWFC has dedicated facilities for wheel chair bound and less able supporters. These include a viewing area and disabled toilet facilities. These are available via the West Stand.

 

Supporters wishing to make use of these facilities are asked to enter the stadium via the South Stand Turnstiles off Brook Road car park. Disabled parking bays are available in this car park. Please note that these parking spaces are limited and on a first come, first served basis. 

 

Unfortunately spaces cannot be reserved by the club.

Please note that carers tickets will only be issued to those with a  valid carer’s card, or, proof that they require a carer. 

 

Parking & Use of Club House

No supporter parking is available at Meadow Park, the club car park is available to players, directors, officials and guests only.

 

Boreham Wood FC advise supporters to park in Brook Road Public Car Park. Access to the Stadium is available from this car park via the South Stand Turnstiles (for away supporters.) Please note that parking charges may apply.

 

Alternative parking is also available via the Hertsmere Council Civic Car Park, which is less than a 5 minute walk to the club. Again, please note parking charges may apply.

Unfortunately, it is Boreham Wood FC policy that our club house is for home supporters only on match days. Away supporters are advised to use the facilities in the town centre just a short walk away from the Stadium via Brook Road.

INTERVIEW | Opposition need to be ‘petrified’ of coming to Huish Park says Darren Sarll

Following Yeovil Town’s draw with Chorley, Darren Sarll spoke about building a fear factor at Huish Park.

It took the Glovers 88 minutes to salvage a point against the league’s bottom side, and Sarll was left wanting a lot more from his side.

Speaking to YTTV, the Gaffer said;

“I’m not frustrated. I think about football quite simply, I like to keep the ball, but if there is no teeth at the end of the sequence it’s pointless. We might as well keep our shape and be really rigid and force the game.

“I was furious at half-time with the way waste at the end of the passage, I was furious with the lack of intent to cross when we got into wide positions, and I was furious with the lack of team ethic to win the ball back quicker.  

“Second half, we put them under quite a lot of pressure, but with that last ten minutes, we need to make it like that from the start. People need to come here (Huish Park) and be petrified at what is thrown at them.”

The Gaffer was also honest when it came to the wider context of the game, stating his side have a tough week of training ahead;

“On another day, if we are in better form, we can win this game by five or six, especially with the chances we had in the second half.

“Some of the play, and the form that some of the players are showing at the minute is very concerning.

“This is where you see the true quality in a person’s character, and if they’re men, they will roll their sleeves up and get through it to regain that form.

“We have a lot of work to do next week, I’ll make no bones about it.”

REPORT | Yeovil Town 1-1 Chorley

Yeovil Town could not overcome ten-man Chorley as the Glovers drew 1-1 with the league’s bottom side.

Conceding on the stroke of half time through Connor Hall, who was later sent off, offered the Magpies the advantage.

It would take 88 minutes for Yeovil to find a way back into the game, with Marc Richards turning the ball beyond Matt Urwin.

Ultimately, it was too little too late as Yeovil slipped to fourth in the National League.

Darren Sarll made four changes from our defeat against Woking.

Marc Richards returned to the forward line, with Liam O’Brien making his first league start since signing until the end of the season.

Craig Alcock would feature at right back, and Matt Worthington, who captained the County Cup side, also returning to the fold.

The changes would have a positive effect, with Town playing some nice football in Chorley’s half throughout the opening stages.

However, Yeovil’s fist chance would come from a Chorley mistake. Anthony Meppen-Walters misplaced pass found Rhys Murphy bombing into the box, but his chipped effort went narrowly over the bar.

Town would continue to pile on the pressure with M.Richards forcing a stop from Urwin in the 18th minute, following a well-placed cross from Myles Hippolyte.  

The Glovers would have a penalty shout waved away by the referee just minutes later as Murphy was seemingly tripped, but the referee was left unmoved.

Murphy would once again be involved in Yeovil’s attacking play, firing over in the 30th minute from just inside the box.

Continuing to mount pressure, Murphy would once again be tripped inside the box, but the referee would in fact give a free kick to Chorley, booking Murphy for simulation.

Completely against the run of play, it would be Chorley who in fact took the lead. A lapse in concentration allowed Hall through on goal to deftly place an effort past the returning O’Brien.

The second half saw Town turn on the pressure, hitting the crossbar just four minutes into the half through Dickinson’s free-kick.

Despite controlling the ball for large spells, the Green and Whites were restricted to efforts from distance, which Urwin was largely equal to.

The referee would offer Yeovil some hope, giving earlier goal scorer Hall his marching orders after picking up a second yellow card.

With the visitors down to ten, the Glovers had to flurry forward. However, this would be a stern test with Chorley setting up with six defenders.

It would take Yeovil until the 88th minute to break this backline down, with the ball bouncing dangerously in the box, after what seemed like an age, Richards eventually turned the ball home to offer the Glovers hope of snatching a winner.

That winner almost came, through Richards in stoppage time. The earlier goal scorer’s flicked header flew agonisingly wide of the post as the referee blew the final whistle just seconds later.

 

Yeovil Town: O’Brien; Alcock, Collins, Wilkinson, Alcock (Skendi); Lee, Hippolyte, Worthington (Duffus), Smith (Dagnall), Murphy, M.Richards.

Bookings: Hippolyte, Murphy.

Subs not used: Cann, C.Richards,

 

Chorley: Urwin, Challoner, Ross, Kay, Meppen-Walters, Duxbury, Cottrell, O’Keefe (Baines), Smith, Newby, Hall.

Bookings: Duxbury, O’Keefe, Hall (Red), Urwin.

Subs not used: Nortey, Newby, Holroyd, Blakemen.