Month: March 2021

VACANCY | Accounts Technician/Bookkeeper

Yeovil Town Football Club has an opening for an Accounts Technician/Bookkeeper.

This is a part time role with a requirement for 24 hours per week reporting to the club Chairman.  The person will be an experienced Accounts Assistant/Bookkeeper.

Successful applicants will have the following essential skills;

  • SAGE Accounts and payroll experience
  • Production of invoices
  • Managing creditor and debtor list
  • Preparation and submission of quarterly VAT returns
  • Cash Management
  • Production of basic management accounts
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • The ability to work with governing bodies to submit necessary returns.

Other key skills and experiences we are looking for include:

  • MS Office experience
  • Excellent communication
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Able to work well in a small team
  • AAT Level 1 & 2 is deemed an advantage

Applicants should complete the attached application for send to recruitment@ytfc.net

The application form can be found here. 

LOTTERY | Week 9

The results are in for Week 9 of the Glovers draw:

 

1ST     MRS  E JAMES     WINNING NUMBER  AJ9908,  WINNING  £100      YEOVIL.

 

2ND   MR   L   DAVID     WINNING NUMBER  AG0891   WINNING  £50,       CHETNOLE,

 

3RD  MRS        PANYE    WINNING  NUMBER  AJ8438    WINNING  £25       YEOVIL,

HOSPITALITY | Carvery returns 23rd May

On Sunday 23rd May, Huish Park will host a carvery once again for the first time this year. 

Serving from 12pm to 3pm, bookings can now be made for our Sunday roast. The roast will offer a range of meats including Beef, Pork & Turkey alongside vegtables & all the trimmings.

Vegetarian and Vegan options are available, with range of Desserts also on offer.

Under government guidelines, the rule of 6 per table will apply, unless the table includes just two households then a larger group can be welcomed. Face Coverings will be required on entry to Huish Park, and all food and drink will be table service. 

Please book early to avoid disappointment. To book, please call 07717007966 to reserve you table.

Prices:

2 Meats £10.95

3 Meats £11.95

Under 10 yrs old £6.55

 

 

 

 

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town – Barnet F.C.

Yeovil Town produced a stunning first half performance to beat Barnet 3-1 at Huish Park.

Bouncing back from Tuesday’s late heartbreak, the Glovers showed real eagerness to put the result behind them, finding an early goal through Tom Knowles.

Further goals followed as Charlie Lee and Josh Neufville got in on the act before the end of the first half to build a comfortable advantage.

Darren Sarll made one change to the side which drew with Notts County on Tuesday. The goalkeeper and defence remained the same as Adam Smith began in goal, with Carl Dickinson, Max Hunt, Albi Skendi and Michael Kelly ahead of him. 

The diamond returned for Town, Lee began at the base of it, with Matt Worthington, Knowles and Neufville further forward. 

Chris Dagnall returned to the fold alongside Reuben Reid who retained his place up front. 

With the visitors occupying bottom spot, Town looked to make their mark on the game quickly.

In the 6th minute, the hosts had their first opening, Dagnall was played through by a misplaced Barnet header but some heroic defending from the Bees denied the experienced forward.

However, it didn’t take long for Yeovil to open the scoring. Breaking with pace, a stunning counterattack was capped off by Knowles’ pile driver from around 25-yards after Nefuville played the ball into his feet on 11 minutes.

Knowles was involved once again as Sarll’s side doubled its advantage. The former Cambridge man sent a deep cross into Reid who headed the ball into Lee’s path as he sent a sumptuous volley into the bottom corner.

 

It was almost three through an unlikely source, as Dickinson had his shot on the turn cleared by the Bees on the line.

The Glovers got the third they deserved on 34 minutes as Luton loanee Neufville capped off a great first half. Nobody could get a touch on Neufville as he danced through the Barnet defence and fired beyond Azaze.

With a comfortable advantage, Sarll looked to marshall through the second half and save the fitness of players after a busy schedule. After playing every game since signing, Reid was replaced by Quigley in the opening stages of the half. 

On 68 minutes, the visitors scored a consolation as Kefalas headed beyond A.Smith to cut the advantage to two. 

Yet, this did little to chip away the Glovers confidence, effectively dominating possession and keeping the Bees at arms length. 

The second half also saw an opportunity to give Emmanuel Sonupe some minutes after a long injury lay-off. 

Ultimately, neither side did much to test either goalkeeper in the closing stages as Town claimed a valuable victory at Huish Park.

 

Yeovil Town: A.Smith; Dickinson, Skendi, Hunt, Kelly; Lee, Worthington, Knowles (J.Smith), Neufville (Sonupe); Reid (Quigley), Dagnall.

Subs not used: Collins, Warburton.

 

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Barnet F.C.

Yeovil Town host Barnet at Huish Park in the National League on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

In a repeat of last season’s play-off quarter final, Darren Sarll will be looking to exact some revenge on the Bees, completing the double over the side based in Canons Park.

The visitors have struggled this season, after overhaul in the Summer, Barnet sit 22nd in the National League, with only Dover below them who are not completing the season.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Looking ahead to Saturday’s game, the boss said; “We don’t know who will be taking the game on Saturday for Barnet, sometimes that gets a positive reaction from the players. We also don’t know what players will be available, whether that’s somebody coming back in or someone being signed.

“The games for us are so important that we win, so the pressure is almost always on us.

“We’ve been brilliant at Huish Park of late, we’d be even better with supporters. We’ve just got to keep pushing, and after Saturday and Tuesday’s result the pressure is on us to get a win and play well.”

 

Team news

On Tuesday night, both Matt Warburton and Emmanuel Sonupe returned to the substitutes bench after injury lay-offs.

Luke Wilkinson is a matter of weeks away from fitness, whilst Lawson D’Ath and Josh Staunton remain unavailable.

Working hard to get back to full fitness, Lee Collins is also on the road to recovery.

Saturday’s game will come too soon for Rhys Murphy who is recovering from a hamstring injury. 

 

A foot in the opposition camp

 This season has been a difficult one, with the club sat 23rd in the National League. Despite starting the season well and amassing seven points from their first five games. Barnet have only registered one league victory since, which came against Halifax Town last month. The Bees also successfully knocked out League One Burton Albion in the FA Cup, before losing out to fellow League One side MK Dons in the second round.

The star man for the Bees is Canadian international winger Michael Petrasso. The 25-year-old has lots of experience in English football, which has involved spells at QPR, Oldham, Coventry, Leyton Orient, and Notts County. Brining International experience to the fold, Petrasso has senior caps for the Canadian international team, with his last appearance coming in 2018. In the same year as his last international cap, the former QPR man had a spell in the MLS with Montreal Impact, where he made 14 appearances.

 

Coverage

Under the current government restrictions, no Yeovil fans are able to attend the fixture, however Glovers fans can watch the game live on the improved YTFC Live service for just £9.99. Saturday’s commentary team will feature Yeovil Town defender Luke Wilkinson alongside Marcus Duncomb.  

BBC Somerset & Three Valleys will provide live audio commentary as usual along with social media updates available across the Yeovil Town channels.

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town – Notts County

A second half fightback from Notts County saw Yeovil Town draw 2-2 at Huish Park.

First half goals from Jimmy Smith and Reuben Reid built a two-goal cushion for Town.

However, the second half saw the visitors claw their way back into the game, through late goals from Enzio Boldewijn and Rueben Rodrigues.

With his side ravaged by injuries, Darren Sarll altered his system against the Magpies, lining up in a 4-3-3 formation.

A.Smith retained his place in goal, whilst Michael Kelly, Albi Skendi, Max Hunt and Carl Dickinson began at the back.

Town’s deepest midfielder was Charlie Lee, with Matt Worthington and Jimmy Smith either side of him.

Starting with a front three for the first time this season, Josh Neufville, Reuben Reid and Tom Knowles led the attacking line for the Glovers.

As the sole striker, Reid’s found himself playing facing the goal more often than with his back to it. The Glovers number 33 burst beyond the County defence in the 4th minute but his effort was tame and straight into Slocombe’s legs.

Despite enjoying their fair share of the ball, chances were far from clear-cut, with Mark Ellis’ shot in anger the best chance for Neil Ardley’s side in the opening stages.

Ben Turner has spurned Notts County’s best chance of the first half, sending his header way over the bar from the edge of the six-yard box.

On Saturday, Sarll remarked that Notts County were dominant in the middle of the park, but it was Yeovil who ran the show in the first half at Huish Park. Worthington’s tireless work ethic almost earned a goal for Town as he refused to give up on a loose ball, but his blocked shot forced a corner.
From the corner, Town did in fact take the lead on 29 minutes. An excellent delivery from Kelly caused havoc in the box as the ball was flicked on by Lee. Although he may have known little about it, the ball found its way to J.Smith at the back post to turn the ball home.

One quickly became two, with Reid adding Yeovil’s second from the spot in the 36th minute. The system change caught Notts County off guard, Knowles was a continual threat on the right flank, and he was hauled down by Turner after the former Cambridge man got the wrong side of him in the box. After a short delay, Reid stepped up and converted his third goal since returning to Somerset.

At the break, Sarll’s side held a deserved advantage based on their forward-thinking mentality.

The second half, Notts County rang the changes early on in an attempt to get back into the game. This meant it didn’t take long for Town to change things up, adopting a diamond formation once again with Knowles dropping into the midfield and Neufville partnering Reid.

With Notts County throwing players forward, Yeovil looked to break with pace, Neufville had Town’s best chance as he poked the ball beyond Slocombe but his effort trickled narrowly wide.

As the half wore on, the visitors didn’t look like scoring until a moment of magic from Boldewijn who spun on the ball at the edge of the box and hammered his effort into the top corner.

With a goal under their belts, Notts County’s confidence only grew finding an equaliser just eight minutes later as substitute Rodrigues turned the ball in at the back post.

In the closing stages, Yeovil looked dead on their feet, as only the visiting side looking like they were going to score. They almost did in stoppage time as Kyle Wootton somehow missing the target from six yards out.

Ultimately, the Glovers were able to hang on for a point but will be frustrated to let a comfortable advantage slip against a promotion favourite.

 

Yeovil Town: A.Smith; Dickinson, Skendi, Hunt, Kelly; Lee, Worthington (Warburton), J.Smith; Knowles, Neufville, Reid (Quigley).

Bookings: A.Smith.

Subs not used: Evans, Sonupe, Dagnall

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Notts County

Yeovil Town host Notts County for the second of back-to-back fixtures against the Magpies.

On Saturday, Darren Sarll’s side came off second best with Notts County claiming three points at Meadow Lane thanks to goals from Jake Reeves and Jordan Barnett.

With an opportunity for redemption, the Glovers will be hungry to right Saturday’s wrong on Tuesday evening (7:45pm).

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Following Saturday’s defeat, Sarll spoke to ytfc.net to reflect on the game.

“I thought we were rubbish, but I also have to give credit to the opponent. The midfield three dominated the middle third, and that meant they had that little more quality than we did, especially in possession.

“That being said, I thought we chased, I thought we tackled, we harried, and the centre halves played very well. We have been beaten by a very good free-kick and a long-range effort, that technical execution highlighted the difference today.

“Ultimately though, I thought we were toothless and didn’t work the goalkeeper in any way.”

 

Injury news

Speaking to the BBC following the conclusion of Saturday’s game, Sarll confirmed that Alex Bradley and Charlie Lee suffered injuries that kept them out the side.

Emmanuel Sonupe will return to first team training after a long injury lay-off, but Tuesday’s clash may come too soon for the 25-year-old.  

Northampton Town loanee Matt Warburton picked up an injury during Friday’s training session which kept him out the squad on Saturday, but Sarll confirmed the dynamic midfielder is still very much in his plans after sitting out of the eight matches; “Matt’s always been in the plans, he’s just been pushed back out by some really surprising performances in January and February where (Tom) Knowles and (Josh) Neufville really came to the fore, having Reuben in the squad too it knocked him out.

“However, now these are the moments where players come back in and hopefully, they stay in.”

Rhys Murphy is unlikely to be involved after his hamstring injury in Saturday’s game.

A foot in the opposition camp

A club steeped in history and football heritage. Notts County FC is officially the oldest professional football club on the planet. The club finished third in the National League last season following the curtail of the season, where they lost out in the final to Harrogate Town at Wembley, losing 3-1. This has not affected them this season, the Magpies currently sit sixth in the National League, with impressive victories against Wealdstone, Sutton, and Woking to name a few. They come to Huish Park having picked up seven points from their last nine available, including a victory over the Glovers on Saturday.

 

Coverage

Under the current government restrictions, no Yeovil fans are able to attend the fixture, however Glovers fans can watch the game live on the improved YTFC Live service for just £9.99. 

BBC Somerset & Three Valleys will provide live audio commentary as usual along with social media updates available across the Yeovil Town channels. 

LOTTERY | Week 8

  1st   MR  N EVANS   WINNING NUMBER   AAG9493       WINNING  £100           YEOVIL,

  2ND  MRS YVETTE BENNETT,  WINNING NUMBER  AH0641  WINNING £50      NORTH CURRY,

3RD    MRS L SLADE,        WINNING  NUMBER      AI3348        WINNING  £25     CURRY RIVEL,

 

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town U18’s 2-2 Exeter City U18’s

Alfie Lloyd bagged a brace to secure a hard fought 2 – 2 draw for the Glovers against the Grecians.

Yeovil continued their quest for success in the Merit League as they welcomed Exeter City to Alvington on matchday two.

Riding high after last week’s opening league victory, the Young Glovers, adopting a 4-3-2-1 formation, gained the early initiative when a fine through ball over the top from Stephens was controlled and expertly finished by Lloyd to make it 1-0.

Yeovil’s early play was full of purpose and belief and they were unfortunate not to score a second when Hughes saw a drilled shot palmed to safety by the City keeper. The menacing runs of Aborra and Lloyd were causing havoc in the opposing back line and another shot from Hughes sailed narrowly over.

Exeter City have a famed academy pedigree and began to raise their game as the half wore on. The equaliser came in the 27th minute as striker Hanson buried a cross from the right with a fine hooked volley, 1-1. The goal seemed to rattle the home team and City went ahead just minutes later when Nevile rose highest to head home a free kick to make it 1-2. The final stages of the half saw the Young Glovers dig deep and defend a series of threatening attacking moves to hold off the visitors and gain a welcome break.

Yeovil began the second half much like the first and Medrano, playing in a more advanced role for this game, saw an early header go just over. The Glovers passed up a great opportunity to equalise after an excellent pass from Hughes set Lloyd on his way, but the young striker could only fire over. City sent on replacements as the half wore on but it was Yeovil who snatched an equaliser, Lloyd continuing his fine goalscoring form with a close-range finish following a corner, 2-2.

Head Coach Mark Challen would have been delighted with his team’s response and Stephens, who was displaying a keen knack for turning defence into attack, saw a low shot drift wide as the Glovers chased another goal. Andrews and Skiverton came on for home team but the final 10 minutes of an absorbing match saw Exeter gain the upper hand. In the 84th minute Lye was adjudged to have committed a foul on the edge of the box which gave City a chance to take the lead from the penalty spot. Substitute Cox saw his low drive well saved by Pike and the Glovers breathed a sigh of relief.  Minutes later Exeter thought they had the game won but a rasping shot from deep cannoned of the crossbar, bounced on the line and was cleared to safety. In a frantic finish Aborra and Lloyd combined well once more, but on this occasion the normally lethal Lloyd couldn’t get his shot away.

In what was a great advert for academy football the final score was 2-2.

Next up for Yeovil is a home match versus Plymouth Argyle in the Merit League on April 3rd.

MATCH REPORT | Notts County – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town suffered defeat on the road at Meadow Lane as Notts County were the 2-0 victors.

Two stunning strikes in the closing stages of each half separated the sides as the hosts managed the game effectively throughout.

For Town, the biggest worry will be the hamstring injury to Rhys Murphy who limped off during the second half.

There were three changes for Yeovil Town following Tuesday’s defeat to Bromley at Huish Park.

Alex Bradley, Charlie Lee and Joe Quigley made way for Tom Knowles, Jimmy Smith and Reuben Reid.

Bradley’s absence forced Josh Neufville into an unfamiliar right back role, alongside him in the defence started Max Hunt, Billy Sass Davies and Carl Dickinson who captained the side, Adam Smith began in goal behind them.

J.Smith returned to the base of the diamond with Knowles and Matt Worthington in the wider roles, Albi Skendi began at the tip of the diamond.

Reid returned to the starting line-up to partner Murphy.

It took both sides a while to get going in the fixture, with very few incisive attacks breaking down either defence throughout the fixture.

The game began in a rather scappy manner in truth, with that characterised by Knowles receiving a yellow card for getting an elbow to the face in the 10th minute.

It took until the 22nd minute for the first real opening of the afternoon, which fell to Notts County’s Jake Reeves. The ball dropped kindly for the Magpies number four at the edge of the box but A.Smith was equal to his effort, palming it over the bar.

Town’s best piece of play came in the 33rd minute; Skendi did excellently to beat two Notts County defenders, he then played the ball into Reid’s path who couldn’t quite get the ball out from under his feet to test Sam Slocombe, an attack which largely showcased the green and whites lack of cutting edge in Nottingham.

Comparatively, Notts seemed to have that extra bit of quality in front of goal which saw the hosts strike ahead on 40 minutes. Reeves’ free-kick from around 35-yards flew into the top corner to leave A.Smith stranded.

At the break, Notts may have felt a fortunate to be ahead with very little in terms of the ebb and flow of the game.

The second half was played in a similar manner to the first, with the Magpies midfield effectively dictating the tempo of the game in their favour.

An already disappointing afternoon became even worse as top scorer Murphy hobbled off with a hamstring injury.

On 78 minutes, the hosts were able to double their advantage in similarly spectacular style, a sublime first time strike from wide-man Jordan Barnett powered the ball through bodies and into the back of the net, essentially killing the game as a contest.

One final chance did fall to Town as the game entered stoppage time, with substitute Chris Dagnall firing into Slocombe’s gloves, but ultimately it was too little, too late with the Glovers falling to a defeat on the road.

 

Yeovil Town: A.Smith; Dickinson (Kelly), Sass-Davies, Hunt, Worthington; J.Smith, Neufville, Knowles (Quigley), Skendi; Reid, Murphy (Dagnall).

Bookings: Knowles

Subs not used: Evans

MATCH PREVIEW | Notts County – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town travel to Meadow Lane for the first time since returning to the National League on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

In what is the first of a double header against the Magpies, Darren Sarll will be hoping his side can bounce back from late defeat against Bromley on Tuesday evening.

The hosts will be hoping to hold onto their play-off spot, currently sitting in seventh place but with two games in hand on the teams around them.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

The boss looked ahead to Saturday’s trip in his weekly press conference: “It’s been so long since we’ve played them. They brought in some good players in the Summer, Jake Reeves in particular who is a former apprentice of mine. He’s a Football League player really.

“They’re in a strong position and they’ll be hoping they can still catch the top two. It’s a proper ground with a big pitch and I’m hoping it’s going to be a game of football rather than the crash, bang, wallop that we’ve dealt with of late.”

 

Team News

Yeovil Town’s squad looks largely unchanged from Tuesday night’s side that faced Bromley.

Sarll recently confirmed that Luke Wilkinson will likely be out until April now whilst Josh Staunton and Lawson D’Ath continue their recoveries.

Emmanuel Sonupe is also getting closer to a return after his long-term absence due to injury.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

After play-off heartbreak last season, Neil Ardley has promotion aspirations once again for the Magpies. Ardley has been at the helm at Meadow Lane since November 2018 following a six-year spell with AFC Wimbledon where he guided The Dons to League Two play-off victory in the 15/16 season.

Reuben Rodrigues is the man to look out for within the County side. The 24-year-old Portuguese ventured to Nottingham in the Summer transfer window after plying his trade in The Netherlands. Clearly a talented player, Rodrigues has just three goals in the league so far this season but provides a creative outlet for the likes of Kyle Wootton to supply the finishing touch.

 

Coverage

Notts County will be live streaming the fixture, with passes available from HERE.

BBC Somerset & Three Valleys will provide live audio commentary as usual along with social media updates available across the Yeovil Town channels. 

VACANCY | Chartered Physiotherapist

Yeovil Town FC are looking to recruit a self-motivated, committed, confident and knowledgeable individual to join Yeovil Town Football Club in the position of Physiotherapist to lead the Medical and Sports Science Department.

The position is a short-term contract, running until 31st May 2021.

To view the full job description click HERE. 

The application form for this role is available HERE. 

Please E-mail or post a copy of your CV and application form to the HR Department for the attention of

James Hillier: recruitment@ytfc.net

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

 

LOTTERY | Week 7 + Feb Private Members draw

Week 7:

1ST  MR ALAN HESKINS,       MARTOCK,     WINNING,      £100,

2ND  MRS M A CORKE,         YEOVIL,         WINNING,    £50,

3RD MR R COCKLE,               EVERCREECH,  WINNING   £25,

 

FEB Private Members:

MR&MRS C HOTHAM    WINNING NUMBER  24,

MR JAMIE BRODIE,         WINNING NUMBER 56,

MRS JANE BAKER,          WINNING  NUMBER 81,

MR T BENNETT,             WINNING NUMBER  111,

CLUB NEWS | Yeovil Town supporters restore Ernest Hyman’s grave

In recent months, Yeovil Town supporters have been restoring the grave of former player Ernest Hyman.

In January 1927, Ernest sadly passed away from injuries he sustained during a fixture against Taunton.

As time progressed, Ernest’s grave had deteriorated, however once Yeovil Town supporters became aware of this, they got to work at restoring the former Town player’s grave.

Michael West, who has taken a leading role in the restoration commented: “The restoration came about after I did some research on the story and realised the tragic circumstances of his Ernest Hyman died.

“I think if ever the club logo ‘Achieve by unity’ was proven to be true it was in this project where Glovers fans came together for a player who gave his life for the club, we all love.”

To learn more about Ernest’s story as a Yeovil Town player, Michael has written a piece detailing how he gave his life to the club, linked HERE.

INTERVIEW | Glovers “cannot dwell” on defeat says Darren Sarll

Darren Sarll says that the Glovers cannot dwell on the disappointing defeat against Bromley in midweek and must be ready to ‘attack’ the next game, despite their seven game winning run at Huish Park coming to an end. 

After a quiet first half, the National League clash made its breakthrough in the second half after Michael Cheek opened the scoring for the visitors, before Rhys Murphy equalised in the 63rd minute.  

It looked like the game was going to be a share of the spoils, but a freak late own goal from Reuban Reid shattered Town’s hopes of securing an important point in Somerset and having the chance to move ever closer to the foot of the play-off places.  

Reflecting on the result, Sarll told BBC Somerset: “It’s a tough one to take. I thought we were the better side initially when we had the impact of Knowles and Reid, but to concede right at the end and with a freak goal like it was, was really tough to take. 

Unfortunately, these things happen, but I always look at the positive side of this group, I always enjoy watching this side grow. I thought we performed well tonight and moved the ball around them quite well.  

I think this group has real promise and it’s still a long way to go yet. I said to the players beforehand not to worry about the talk, about the play-offs, about our league position, just concentrate on having really high performances and the results will take care of themselves.  

It’s a tight league at the moment but it’s all about taking the opportunities when they come around to the push up the table. Tonight, was probably the youngest team that I’ve ever put out and I’m really excited about the group going forward. I think they are very close to jumping over that last hurdle and I really believe that. It’s just a case of building as much momentum as possible going forward.”   

With the games coming thick and fast over a busy period, the Glovers return to action this Saturday as Notts County make the trip to Huish Park, and Sarll is eager to return to winning ways this weekend.

We’ve got to take the positives from this game now and go and attack the next. 

We’ve got some real big games coming up and the schedule is relentless, so we’ve got to make sure that we’re ready for those games

“Every game in this league is big but they’re even bigger come the business end of the season.”

TRANSFER | Carl Dickinson to move into management for Hanley Town

Yeovil Town defender Carl Dickinson will be moving on to pastures new at the end of the season, becoming player-manager of Hanley Town.

Having made 91 appearances in green and white, many of those as captain, ‘Dicko’ will leave Huish Park a player that fans remember fondly for his passion and commitment. 

The move allows Dickinson to step into senior management for the first time in his career, in the city he calls home having played for both Stoke and Port Vale previously. 

Speaking on social media following the announcement, the full back said; “Excited for the future, but job to finish first with my team and get us finishing as high as possible!”

All at Yeovil Town would like to wish Carl Dickinson all the best in his new adventure. 

 

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town – Bromley

Yeovil Town’s seven game winning run at Huish Park came to an end on Tuesday evening as Bromley left Somerset with all three points.

After a quiet first half, the game exploded to life in the second with Michael Cheek opening the scoring for the visitors, with Rhys Murphy then pulling one back in the 63rd minute from the spot.

As the game entered it’s dying stages, it looked as if the game would finish level, but a freak own goal from Reuben Reid caused late heartbreak for Town.  

Darren Sarll opted for two changes from the side which beat Woking at Huish Park.

The goalkeeper and defence remained unchanged with Adam Smith starting in goal, and Carl Dickinson, Max Hunt, Billy Sass-Davies, and Alex Bradley lining up at the back.

Charlie Lee began at the base of the diamond for the second successive game, whilst Matt Worthington returned to the side to start alongside Josh Neufville and Albi Skendi.

Murphy retained his spot upfront after his two-goal performance against Woking whilst Joe Quigley returned to the side.

Town’s attacking change almost made an immediate impact; Some nice close control from Quigley released the forward into a shooting position but his drilled strike was well saved by Mark Cousins.

After Quigley’s effort, the game hit a lull, with the midfield battle taking centre stage as the two sides felt each other out.

It wouldn’t be until the 25th minute before there was another opening. Following a mistimed header from a Bromley defender, the ball broke through to Murphy on the left channel but once again Cousins was equal to Yeovil’s attempt.

Bromley’s best chance of the half fell in the 35th minute, following good work from former Glover Courtney Duffus, the ball dropped kindly for Michael Cheek at the edge of the box but his effort on the bounce flew wide.

As the half continued, both sides lacked the incisive touch to create any clear-cut openings.

The same couldn’t be said about the second half, with Bromley almost opening the scoring just seconds after the restart. A clipped cross allowed Duffus a free header but a acrobatic save from A.Smith kept the score level.

However, on 57 minutes, Bromley did find a way to strike in front. After Cheek strolled through the Town midfield, he played the ball out wide before receiving a cross unmarked in the box to emphatically head home the opener.

Yet, Bromley’s lead only lasted a matter of minutes, with as ex-Yeovil Town player Byron Webster handling Murphy’s initial shot to give the referee no choice but point to the spot.

In his current vein of form, there was no doubt about the end product, as Murphy hammered home the leveller into the top corner.

Following the goal, the green and whites had the wind in their sails, starting to thrust the game onto the Bromley backline, yet it took until the 90th minute for the Glovers to make a clear-cut chance of note again.

Substitute Tom Knowles did excellently to work a yard but Reid couldn’t quite convert at the back post.

Just moments later, an almost identical chance fell to Murphy. Dickinson’s inch perfect cross found the Glovers top scorer in the six-yard box but his header bounced wide of the mark.

In agonising fashion, Yeovil lost the game in the final minute as Reid’s header flew beyond A.Smith and into his own net, for Bromley to take the points back to Hayes Lane.

Yeovil Town: A.Smith; Dickinson, Sass-Davies, Hunt, Bradley; Lee (J.Smith), Worthington (Knowles), Neufville, Skendi; Quigley (Reid), Murphy

Bookings: Dickinson, Lee, Sass-Davies

Subs not used: Dagnall, Kelly.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Bromley

Yeovil Town host Bromley on Tuesday evening with the busy National League schedule continuing for Darren Sarll’s side.

After back-to-back defeats, Town bounced back at Huish Park on Saturday afternoon with  victory over Woking, extending the winning run at BA22 to seven games.

In contrast, Bromley were held at home last time out with strugglers Barnet claiming a point at Hayes Lane.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts 

Following Saturday’s victory over Woking, Sarll spoke to BBC Somerset about the progress his side have made; “I think this team is close to being a really good team.

“The youthful development that goes on is very good, and at the end there players are disappointed and angry with the performance, that’s what you want as a manager.

“Winning is disfunctional and confrontational, but when you’ve got the changing room we’ve got, we’ve got all we need to do it.”

 

Team news 

The team news situation remains the same as Saturday’s victory for Woking.

Emmanuel Sonupe continues to work his way back to full fitness whilst Luke Wilkinson, Lawson D’Ath and Josh Staunton remain long term absentees. 

 

Foot in the opposition camp

Bromley come into tonight’s game sat in 9th position, with eyes still firmly on getting into the playoffs. The Ravens travel to Huish Park, having lost just once in their last six fixtures, collecting impressive victories against Eastleigh and Altrincham in that time. They have a few familiar former Yeovil players in their ranks, such as Byron Webster and Courtney Duffus.

The star man for the visitors is Michael Cheek, the former Ebbsfleet man is the National League’s top scorer with sixteen goals this campaign and found the back of the net the last time the two sides met at Huish Park. 

 

Coverage

Under the current government restrictions, no Yeovil fans are able to attend the fixture, however Glovers fans can watch the game live on the improved YTFC Live service for just £9.99. 

BBC Somerset & Three Valleys will provide live audio commentary as usual along with social media updates available across the Yeovil Town channels. 

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town – Woking

Yeovil Town’s winning home run was extended to seven games on Saturday afternoon with a 2-1 victory over Woking.

Rhys Murphy’s double was enough for the Glovers to return to winning ways after back-to-back defeats on the road.

The visitors did prove difficult opposition, pulling a goal back in the second half through Max Kretzschmar. However, Town held firm to secure another win at Huish Park.

Following defeat on Tuesday evening, Darren Sarll opted for three changes to his Glovers side. 

Adam Smith retained his place in goal, as Carl Dickinson returned to the defence as he started alongside Max Hunt, Billy Sass-Davies, and Michael Kelly. 

In the midfield, Charlie Lee returned to the base of the diamond, with Josh Neufville also starting after sitting out against Sutton. Tom Knowles and Albi Skendi also started in the midfield. 

Reuben Reid and Rhys Murphy led the line. 

The visiting Cards settled the quickest, creating a chance in the fourth minute as Kyran Lofthouse drifted through the Yeovil defence and forced a save from Adam Smith.

It took Town time to find their feet in the fixture, with Woking thrusting the play onto the youthful Glovers defence, but this did not pay dividends as Hunt and Sass-Davies stood firm.

Following a slow start, the Glovers finally started to find their rhythm after 20 minutes. After Reuben Reid worked space for himself on the edge of the box, he waited for Josh Neufville’s run but the Luton loanee’s drilled effort did little to test Craig Ross.

On 31 minutes, Murphy netted his first of the afternoon. A piece of individual brilliance from Neufville saw him expertly beat three defenders, the ball then broke free for Murphy who refused to give up on the chance, breaking beyond the Woking defence and placing an effort beyond Ross.

As the half progressed following the goal, Yeovil looked the more likely to score enjoying a large amount of the ball in the Woking half, yet clear cut chances did not continue, with the Glovers holding a slim advantage at the break. 

Much like the first half, Woking settled quickest in the second, winning four corners in quick succession which Sass-Davies and Lee did well to clear.

After some resolute defending at one end, the Glovers got their just rewards at the other. With Knowles winning a free-kick at a tight angle, the ball was played to the near-post for Murphy to add a sublime finish with his backheel to double Town’s advantage in the 58th minute.

However, it did not take long for Town to be pegged back. A deep cross into the box found Kretzschmar in acres of space for the former Wycombe man to head home and cut the deficit.

Despite, conceding Town did not sit back and invite pressure, and looked to catch the visitors out as they threw bodies forward.

Murphy attempted to audaciously complete his hattrick on 85 minutes with a volleyed effort from the edge of the box which flew over.

Even though the visitors were chasing the game, the best chance of the closing stages fell to Town, as the Glovers pounced quickly through Skendi. Despite running into bodies, the Albanian managed to find Knowles who forced an acrobatic save from Ross.

Ultimately Murphy’s double was enough for Yeovil Town to return to winning ways ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Bromley.

 

 

 

Yeovil Town: A.Smith; Bradley (Worthington), Sass-Davies, Hunt, Dickinson; Lee, Neufville, Knowles, Skendi; Murphy (Quigley), Reid (Dagnall)

Bookings: Bradley, Reid, Lee.

Subs: Kelly, J.Smith,

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Woking

Yeovil Town return to Huish Park on Saturday afternoon (3pm) to face Woking.

After back-to-back defeats on the road, Darren Sarll will be hoping his side can return to form at Huish Park, where Town haven’t lost since December.

The visitors Woking have endured an inconsistent season and currently sit in 18th, but have games in hand on the teams around them and will see Saturday’s game as an opportunity to climb the table. 

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts 

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Sarll spoke about wanting to keep the season going as long as possible in the hope of seeing the Yeovil Town fans again; “To me, we’re working for the fans to be here.

“The longer I can make this season go on for, the more chance I have of getting everybody back in this ground.

“I know they’re not here now, but it’s a huge motivation of ours.”

 

Team news 

Despite limping off against Sutton, Sarll was optimistic that Matt Worthington will be involved “in some form” on Saturday afternoon.

Billy Sass-Davies will be available for the game after having his loan deal extended.

Long term absentees Josh Staunton, Luke Wilkinson & Lawson D’Ath remain unavailable.

 

Minutes silence 

Prior to kick-off, there will be a minutes silence in memory of Glenn Roeder who sadly passed away recently. Roeder worked closely with Sarll during his time at Stevenage.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

Since taking over in 2018, Alan Dowson has reinvigorated the Cards.

Following relegation to the National League South, Dowson picked up the reigns and sent the Cardinals back to the National League at the first time of asking.

The star man for the visitors is a familiar face, being former Glovers loanee, Jamar Loza. Since rejoining from King’s Lynn, Loza has three goals and will be looking for more as he returns to a Huish Park.

 

Coverage

Under the current government restrictions, no Yeovil fans are able to attend the fixture, however Glovers fans can watch the game live on the improved YTFC Live service for just £9.99. 

BBC Somerset & Three Valleys will provide live audio commentary as usual along with social media updates available across the Yeovil Town channels. 

TRANSFER | Billy Sass-Davies loan extended

Yeovil Town are delighted to confirm the loan extension of Billy Sass-Davies from Crewe Alexandra. 

Since joining, Sass-Davies has made an immediate impact on the Town defence, winning five games and keeping two clean sheets in the process.

It isn’t just at the back where the Crewe loanee has made himself known, Sass-Davies netted his first National League goal in the green and whites victory over Barnet. 

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The Welsh youth international now signs for an extra month ahead of a busy period of games for the Glovers. 

All at Yeovil Town would like to wish Billy all the best during his extended stay in Somerset.

 

 

MATCH REPORT | Sutton United – Yeovil Town

Reben Reid’s first Yeovil goal from open play was not enough for Town to avoid defeat at Gander Green Lane.

After Sutton struck ahead in the first half through Issac Olaofe who cooly slotted beyond Adam Smith, the Glovers put on an improved second half performance, claiming a goal back through Reid’s placed finish.

However, the second half improvement was not enough as Harry Beautyman scored against the Glovers once again to ensure the U’s claimed three points.

Despite defeat on Saturday, changes were kept to a minimum for Town’s trip to the capital.

The back four and goalkeeper remained the same, with A.Smith starting between the sticks and Alex Bradley, Billy Sass-Davies, Max Hunt and Michael Kelly in front of him.

Yeovil’s sole change came in the midfield as Matt Worthington replaced Josh Neufville, Jimmy Smith, Tom Knowles and Albi Skendi also started in the middle.

Rhys Murphy and Reid led the line once again.

The first half was played in a competitive manner, with both sides vying for the advantage.

Sutton United went close to finding it just two minutes in as David Ajiboye had the first effort of the evening, forcing a save from A.Smith on the right channel.

Just two minutes later, Town would go close too. After Skendi battled well on the right flank and played the ball into Worthington’s path, the Glovers midfielder had his driven effort saved.

Skendi was the most dangerous Town player in the opening stages. The towering midfielder drilled the ball across goal, but Reid couldn’t quite get a touch for what would’ve been a certain goal.

As the half progressed, the hosts began to improve, forcing Hunt into a goal line clearance as Beautyman headed on goal.

On 32 minutes, the hosts did strike ahead. Taking advantage of a mishap at the back between Hunt and A.Smith, Olaofe was clean through on goal to slot home the opener.

The goal knocked the stuffing out of the green and whites, with Sutton happy to sit back and see the half out with the lead.

With just a one goal advantage, Sutton were thrust onto the backfoot almost instantly in the second half. Knowles’ free-kick from around 35-yards was the Glovers best chance of the opening exchanges, forced a fingertip save from Bouzanis.

Ten minutes into the half, Darren Sarll’s side found the leveller. After Skendi turned his marker, he found Worthington bursting down the right flank. The Glovers number 7 then drilled the ball across the box for Reid to place the ball home.

With the wind in Town’s sails, chances continued to fall. Skendi was once again the architect as his cross failed find anybody at the back-post after leaving Bouzanis stranded.

However, the momentum shift in Yeovil’s was halted as Worthington came off with an injury in the 68th minute.

Chances did continue to fall for Yeovil, but they were fewer and far between with Worthington’s replacement Josh Neufville finding Reid in the box but the earlier goalscorer got too much under his header as it looped over the bar.

On 82 minutes, the hosts caught the Glovers defence napping as Beautyman once again scored against Town to restore the hosts’ advantage.

In the closing stages, the visiting greens huffed and puffed, but ultimately did little to test Bouzanis as Sutton United climbed to the top of the National League.

Yeovil Town: A.Smith; Bradley, Sass-Davies, Hunt, Kelly; J.Smith, Worthington (Neufville), Knowles (Dagnall), Skendi; Murphy (Quigley), Reid. 

Rest in peace, Trevor Peacock

All at Yeovil Town are saddened by the death of Trevor Peacock.
 
Trevor was well known across the country for his role in the BBC Comedy the Vicar of Dibley.
 
A valued member of the Glovers fan base, Trevor warmed the hearts of everybody he crossed paths with. 
 
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time. 

LOTTERY | Week 5-6 results

Week Five:

1st       MRS  J   MARSH       WINNING      £100            FROME,

2ND      MICHELE BOWER     WINNING      £50              WEST CHINNOCK,

3RD     MR  S BRIXEY             WINNING     £25               WITHAM FRIARY,

 

 

Week Six:

  1ST      MRS   M   LUDGATE             WINNING   £100      AI2031         LANGPORT,

2ND      MR IAN  LAKER                     WINNING     £50      AF 8297        SOMERTON,

3RD      MRS  PAT GREGORY             WINNING    £25       AI9236         STREET,

 

MATCH PREVIEW | Sutton United – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town will look to bounce back from defeat to Chesterfield against Sutton United on Tuesday evening (7pm).

The hosts have been the surprise package of the National League this season, proving to be real title challengers, locked with Torquay and Hartlepool on 47 points, with two games in hand on their title rivals.

For Yeovil, Darren Sarll will be hoping his side can bounce back from a disappointing afternoon against Chesterfield.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking after defeat to Chesterfield, Sarll said; “We’ve got loads of reasons to go into Tuesday’s game in good spirits, one poor performance doesn’t take away from (Tom) Knowles’ six games and how well he’s played in them.

“It certainly doesn’t take away from (Jimmy) Smith’s, (Reuben) Reid’s and (Rhys) Murphy’s good performances.

“We’ll contextualise today (vs. Chesterfield) and put it in a little box, because we can’t change it now. We’ve got to contain our emotions and attack Tuesday the best we can.”

 

Team news

The long-term absentees of Luke Wilkinson, Josh Staunton & Lawson D’Ath remain unavailable for the trip to Gander Green Lane.

Lee Collins & Emmanuel Sonupe are the closest to a return to the Yeovil Town squad but Tuesday’s trip to South London may come too soon for them.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

After Paul Doswell left Sutton United in 2019, many were unsure where the club would go, but ever since Matt Gray took over, the only way has been up. After a comfortable middle table season, the U’s have come into the 2020/21 season revitalised, storming up the table to second place, joint on points with first placed Torquay, and games in hand on Gary Johnson’s Seasiders.

The star man in the midfield for Sutton is Harry Beautyman, dropping out of the EFL in 2018 in the search for first team football, Beautyman arrived at Sutton with a point to prove, something he has certainly done 22 goals since the start of last season, firing the U’s up the table.

 

Coverage

Yeovil Town fans can purchase the live stream for tomorrow’s fixture from this LINK.

Radio coverage will be provided by Three Valleys and BBC Somerset.

Live text updates will be available across the Yeovil Town social media channels.

MATCH REPORT | Chesterfield – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town fell to a 3-0 defeat in Derbyshire against Chesterfield.

Despite three wins on the spin, Yeovil’s good form was not replicated at the Technique Stadium, with Town struggling to create any chances of note, in what was ultimately a frustrating afternoon for the Glovers.

After Tuesday’s emphatic victory over Barnet, Darren Sarll opted for more of the same with an unchanged line-up. This meant Adam Smith began in goal, with Michael Kelly, Max Hunt, Billy Sass-Davies and Alex Bradley in defence.

Jimmy Smith on his 500th career appearance began at the base of the diamond, with Tom Knowles and Josh Neufville in the wider roles. Albi Skendi kept his position at the tip of the diamond.

Rhys Murphy and Reuben Reid once again combined up front.

Following a thrilling start on Tuesday night, the first half at the Technique Stadium couldn’t be further from that, with chances few and far between.

When opportunities did come, they were largely in the form of half chances, the first falling to Hunt who couldn’t direct his header following Kelly’s corner on target.

In truth, Yeovil struggled to get Murphy and Reid into the game throughout, with the forwards best chances coming from outside the box, when marked or off balance.

As the half progressed, Chesterfield became the more incisive of the two sides, with former Glover Tom Whelan a creative threat.

Whelan created a great chance for Jack McCourt on 23 minutes but A.Smith reacted well to turn his strike from the right channel over the bar.

With the half in its dying embers, the hosts would have the only clear-cut chance of the half, after Curtis Weston’s effort from distance was saved, Akwasi Asante pounced but turned his effort over the Yeovil goal.

Whoever scored first were likely to go on and win this one after a tight first half, and Chesterfield did that almost instantly in the second. With 47 minutes on the clock, Asante pounced on a lapse in concentration in the Yeovil defence to round A.Smith and take the lead.

This ultimately gave Chesterfield free reign to dictate the tempo, and whilst Yeovil tried to counter, the three central defenders of the hosts held firm.

Chesterfield struck again with 68 minutes gone. The always-bright Whelan came back to haunt the Glovers with his deflected effort from the edge of the box leaving A.Smith stranded.

Two became three on 77 minutes, with McCourt making up for his earlier miss. He emphatically hammered home despite Kelly’s best efforts on the line to complete a professional second half performance for James Rowe’s side.

Next up for Yeovil is a trip to high-flying Sutton United.

 

 

Yeovil Town: A.Smith; Kelly, Hunt, Sass-Davies, Bradley; J.Smith (Lee), Knowles, Neufville (Worthington), Skendi; Murphy, Reid (Quigley).

 

Subs not used: Dickinson, Dagnall

MATCH PREVIEW | Chesterfield – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town travel to Derbyshire on Saturday afternoon (3pm) to face Chesterfield in a clash of the National League’s two in-form sides.

After three back-to-back victories, Town come into this one in fine form with the play-offs truly in Darren Sarll’s sights.

The play-offs are also the objective for Chesterfield who have also seen a resurgence since manager James Rowe joined the club from Gloucester City in late 2020.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking in his weekly press conference, Darren Sarll was in fine form as he looked forward to the trip to the Proact Stadium; “It’s going to be a tough one, when you go anywhere as a young manager you hope you’re going to get the resources to shape the team, and the one thing I’ve got to say about Chesterfield is that they’ve backed James (Rowe), and given him the resources to shape the team.

“He’s had a small period of time there, but they’ve certainly shown a lot more ambition, on and off the pitch than what they were.

“I really like going to Chesterfield, it’s a good club, and I like the area, I spent a year in that part of the world when I worked at Rotherham, so, I quite enjoy the away day at Chesterfield.”

 

Team news

There was some disappointing news from Sarll’s press conference on the injury front as he confirmed that Luke Wilkinson’s return date has been pushed back to April.

However, midfielder Lawson D’Ath updated fans with some good news on twitter, as he will likely not need surgery on his injury, and he continues his road to recovery.

Lee Collins is also returning to fitness, but Sarll is not willing to rush the club captain back into the squad to ensure he’s fully fit when called upon.

It’s a similar situation for Emmanuel Sonupe, who is nearing a return after a groin injury.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

After a disappointing start to the season, the Chesterfield board made a change in management, replacing John Pemberton with Rowe in November 2020. Rowe’s impact has certainly been a big one, with 10 wins in 15 games the Spireites have flown up the table.

The star man for Saturday’s hosts is Akwasi Asante. Following his manager from Gloucester to Derbyshire, the Dutch forward has continued his red-hot form, scoring nine goals in his 13 appearances for Chesterfield.

There are also a couple of familiar faces for Yeovil fans within the Chesterfield ranks, former loanee Jack Clarke joined Rowe’s side for the rest of the season in January, alongside him Tom Whelan also signed following Rowe’s arrival, putting pen to paper on a permanent move in December.

 

Coverage

Fans can tune into Saturday’s game via Chesterfield’s live stream, linked HERE.

Radio coverage will be provided by the BBC Somerset and Three Valleys Radio alongside text updates across the Yeovil Town social media feeds.

MATCH REPORT | Barnet – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town made it three wins in a row in spectacular style with a 1-4 victory over ten-man Barnet.

Two goals in two minutes from Jimmy Smith and Billy Sass-Davies built a comfortable advantage for Town before J.J. Hooper fired a stunning effort beyond Adam Smith to make a game of it.

After Tomi Adeloyi was sent off, it was one-way traffic throughout, with Rhys Murphy and Josh Neufville joining the scoring in the second half.

With games coming thick and fast, Darren Sarll made two changes to his Yeovil Town side.

Adam Smith remained in goal, but Michael Kelly returned to the defence alongside Sass-Davies, Max Hunt and Alex Bradley.

The other change came in the midfield as Tom Knowles returned to the fold after his last-minute winner against Dagenham & Redbridge. He was joined by J.Smith, Neufville and Albi Skendi.

Reuben Reid and Murphy started up front once again.

Like most games in recent weeks, the Glovers came out the traps fast as Skendi found shooting room on the edge of the box in the first minute, but his effort was well-saved by Scott Loach.

Just minutes later, J.Smith fired an effort on the half volley from around 25-yards, but his shot flew narrowly over the bar.

However, it wouldn’t take long for J.Smith to make amends for his miss, opening the scoring on 11 minutes. After Reid’s initial effort was saved, Yeovil’s number ten reacted first to hammer the ball home.

One quickly became two as on 13 minutes. Sass-Davies scored his first goal for the Green and Whites, heading home from Michael Kelly’s corner to double the advantage.

Barnet did pull one back via a spectacular effort from J.J. Hooper who fired a volley on the turn beyond A.Smith to complete a frantic opening fifteen minutes.

In the 33rd minute, the game’s dynamic took a major shift as Adeloye was sent off for dissent after blocking Kelly’s free kick.

In what was a professional performance, Yeovil didn’t rush chances, and held onto the ball whilst Barnet sat off to keep shape.

After the half-time break was when Town made the extra man pay, making chance after chance from the off.

Both Skendi and Neufville went close after great individual runs, but it took a typical poacher finish from Murphy following Bradley’s free kick to add the Glovers third of the night.    

The game became a training exercise in the second half, with Bradley often enjoying the freedom of the Hive down the green and white’s right flank.

However, Town’s fourth came from the left, after great endeavour from substitute Chris Dagnall, Neufville was found free on the left flank to beautifully finish beyond Loach and cap off a successful night in London for Yeovil.

 

Yeovil Town: A.Smith; Bradley, Hunt, Sass-Davies, Kelly; J.Smith, Neufville (Lee), Knowles, Skendi (Quigley); Murphy, Reid (Dagnall).

Bookings: Neufville, Bradley.

Subs not used: Dickinson, Worthington.

MATCH PREVIEW | Barnet – Yeovil Town

After two postponements, Yeovil Town finally travel to the Hive to face Barnet on Tuesday evening (7:45pm).

The Glovers come into the game, full of confidence after a strong run of recent form, picking up 12 points from the last five games.

However, the story couldn’t be more different for Barnet, who have just three victories in the National League all season.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking after Yeovil Town’s victory over Dagenham & Redbridge, Sarll said; “One thing we always reiterate as a group, is when we’ve got a goalkeeper on form, and our forward too we’ve got a hell of a chance, no matter if we play well or not.

“I thought Adam (Smith), was magnificent today (Saturday), he’s an absolute lunatic! He played very well, and his kicking is getting better too, it’s much more consistent.

“The shape of the side is getting much more consistent, and that coincides with our upturn.”

Team news

After a strong run of form, it will be a difficult task for any returning players to displace any of Saturday’s starters, as noted by Sarll in his post-match press conference in choosing Jimmy Smith in the holding role once again.

However, on Saturday Matt Worthington was replaced by the eventual match winner Tom Knowles after taking a knock.

In last week’s press conference, Sarll confirmed Luke Wilkinson was to see a specialist on Monday, and if all is right, the commanding centre half can step up his road to recovery.

Previous meetings

Our last clash with Barnet was one to forget for Yeovil fans, losing 2-0 in last season’s play-offs. Despite largely dominating the game, Yeovil’s season came to an end on a warm afternoon at Huish Park.

Despite only moving to the Hive in 2013, Yeovil have had some memorable trips to North-West London, the most notable came in April 2016 as Harry Cornick’s last gasp winner completed a 3-4 turnaround in a League Two clash.

A foot in the opposition camp

After reaching the play-off semi-finals last season, the Bees have slid down the table to the once relegation zone, replacing manager Peter Beadle in December with former Solihull Moor boss Tim Flowers.

Despite a good record with the Moors, Flowers will have hoped to have had more of an impact so far, guiding the Bees to just one win since taking over.

The man to look out for in orange is Anthony Wordsworth, after a successful career in the EFL with the likes of Colchester, Ipswich and Southend, Wordsworth has ventured into the National League to help guide Barnet out of trouble.

Coverage

Barnet will provide a live stream of the fixture, linked HERE. 

Radio commentary will be provided by Three Valleys and BBC Somerset, live text coverage will be available across the Yeovil Town social media channels.