Month: May 2021

CLUB NEWS | Club Shop & Ticket Office closed next week

For the week commencing May 31st, the club shop and ticket office will be closed. 

Online orders can still be placed but will not be dispatched until the week commencing 7th June. Refund information for 20/21 season tickets will also be issued that week. 

With regards to 21/22 season tickets, further information will be confirmed once Stadium guidelines are confirmed by the government ahead of lockdown easing once again in late June.

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town 0-1 Stockport County

Yeovil Town FC fell to a frustrating defeat to promotion hopefuls Stockport County at Huish Park. 

The Glovers more than matched their opponents and created plenty of chances in a thrilling encounter but were undone by a first half strike from John Rooney whose effort proved to be the difference between the two sides.

The men in green controlled large periods of the game and produced a number of free-flowing moves but, despite pushing Stockport until the final whistle, they couldn’t find a way past the stubborn County backline.

Darren Sarll made just two changes to the side that started against Altrincham last weekend. 

Adam Smith kept his place in goal, with Alex Bradley occupying the right-back role alongside Carl Dickinson, Billy Sass-Davies, and Michael Kelly in the back four. 

Charlie Lee began in the midfield alongside Chris DagnallLawson D’Ath and Tom Knowles, with Reuben Reid partnering Joe Quigley in attack. 

Yeovil started on the front foot and enjoyed the early proceedings putting the away side under a lot of pressure with Simon Rusk’s side knowing three points would cement their place in the Vanarama National League play-off semi-finals.  

It was the home side though that game closest in the first half, a delightful through ball out to the right-hand side from Lawson D’Ath provided Joe Quigley with a route through on goal, his right-footed effort just whistling wide at the post. 

Soon after that on the run of play, Stockport County broke the deadlock, John Rooney’s deflective strike beat the stretching Adam Smith in goal, putting County into slender lead just before half time. 

However, Yeovil responded instantly, Joe Quickley finding some space inside the box but he was unable to keep his effort down, before Tom Knowles showed a great burst of energy making an attacking run into the box, but after some great trickery, he was unable to gte a shot off against the stonewall defense 

The Glovers started the second half as they ended the first, with Joe Quigley latching onto a magnificent ball from substitute Jimmy Smith. 

After the ball rattled the woodwork, the supporters in Thatcher’s End were sure that it crossed the line, however referee Scott Tallis had other ideas.  

The entertaining nature of the game also continued with Yeovil looking rampant going forward. After a consecutive spell of corners, Tom Knowles broke free down the left-hand side but his low driven cross could only find County captain Liam Hogan who cleared the ball away from danger. 

Chances did fall for the away side, just moments after, Southam-Hales’ crossfield ball found the on-running Tom Walker, before played a neat pull-back to find Rooney on the dge of the box whose half-volley whistled agonizingly above the woodwork. 

Emmanuel Sonupe was introduced for the final 15 minutes, in place of Reuban Reid to try and add that missing spark to the Town’s attack, but they still failed to find the cutting edge in the final third. 

 

Yeovil Town: A.SmithD’Ath, Sass-Davies, Dickinson, Kelly; Lee, Knowles, DagnallBradley Quigley, Reid. 

Bookings: Lee, Dagnall

Subs: Smith, Sonupe, Stephens, Heaton, Evans. 

INTERVIEW | Carl Dickinson prepares for an emotional farewell

Yeovil Town FC will bid a fond and emotional farewell to defender Carl Dickinson when Stockport County make the trip to Huish Park on Saturday afternoon. 

Treasured by Glovers fans for the last three years, Dickinson will feature for the final time in a Yeovil shirt during the Vanarama National League encounter. 

Having made 103 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. 

Now, the 34-year-old will be moving on to new pastures, becoming player-manager of Hanley Town 

Reflecting on his career, he told www.ytfc.netI loved every minute here. 

The first year was quite tough from so many points of view, which resulted in me questioning a lot of things. Then the gaffer [Darren Sarll] came in and seemed to revitalise me and give me a whole new love of football again. I thoroughly enjoyed the first year under the gaffer, to get so close and to be achieve something that would have been fantastic, was a great feeling. 

I think the biggest thing for me was feeling part of something again. The first year in particular, the togetherness that we had especially after being relegated from the Football League, finding that bond again between the players and the fans was massive – something that I will remember endlessly.

“I’m going to miss the boys the most. I’m lucky in a way that I’m going straight into an environment that I know already, but I’m just going to miss walking into the place every day. I always loved training and having the odd banter, so those are the bits I’m going to miss the most.”

Despite tomorrow afternoon being his final game as a professional footballer, the Yeovil Town faithful will be in attendance at Huish Park, and Dickinson is looking forward to marking his final farewell with the fans.  

“When we played Maidenhead the other week, there was just noise everywhere. Just the little bit of just coming out to warm-up, the fans are everything. You ask any player who’s at any level, having fans makes huge difference as it gives yourself such a lift. I’ve missed it this year and it definitely has not been the same without them so I can’t wait to see them at Huish Park again on Saturday.  

I think the fans were a massive part of our success last season under the gaffer, and I think would have made a difference this year if we had them in attendance.  

“Saturday will be a very special occasion. My family don’t come down here very often, so to walk out with my boy and my little girl, and having my family there in attendance, will be a nice feeling. 

On the flipsidewe’ve still got a job to do, I want to win and finish on a high, but to have my family there for my last time as a professional is something that I’m really looking forward too.  

It’s been a hell of a journey, but I’ve loved every single minute of my career. “ 

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Stockport County

Yeovil Town’s season draws to a close on Saturday with the visit of Stockport County to Huish Park (12:30pm).

In attendance will be the family of Lee Collins, which coincides with the launch of the club’s Crowdfunder campaign, which had the backing of a number of Collins’ former sides. We ask all in attendance to give his family a warm welcome to Huish Park.

The clash with Hatters provides an opportunity to wave goodbye to Yeovil Town favourites Carl Dickinson & Jimmy Smith, who will leave the club to take up a role as Player-Manager at Hanley Town and academy coach at Chelsea.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

The boss was honest that he was looking forward to a break after a difficult season on and off the pitch, “I need a rest, I am worn within an inch of my life and after this weekend I am going to have a little break.

“It has been easily the worst year of my life. I know people are critical of me and the team’s performances, but they have to understand it has been one thing after another for us.”

 

Team news

Yeovil Town will certainly be without Luke Wilkinson who will be serving a suspension following his red card against Maidenhead, however Alex Bradley will be available for selection after serving his three-match ban.

J.Smith & Dickinson will be desperate to be involved in their final fixture after injury worries.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

Stockport returned to the National League after promotion was sealed in 2018/19. The transformation under Simon Rusk since January 2021 cannot be understated, with County safely secured in the play-offs ahead of today’s season finale at Huish Park.

The star man for the visitors is Paddy Madden, a name well known amongst the Glovers faithful for his famous goal at Wembley in the 2013 League One play-off final victory over Brentford. After turning a successful loan spell at the Huish Park into a permanent deal, the Irish forward plundered 23 goals to secure the League One golden boot. However, Madden will not be available for selection due to an injury. Usually leading the line alongside him is Alex Reid, the fourth top scorer in the league, Reid has struck 17 goals this season.

 

A tribute to Lee Collins

Tomorrow afternoon, all at Yeovil Town will celebrate the life of Lee Collins with his family, holding a minute’s applause prior to kick-off.

The fixture coincides with the launch of Town’s Crowdfunder campaign for Lee’s family & Young Minds, linked HERE.

After a minute’s applause in the fourth minute, supporters are once again welcome to remember our captain with an applause.

 

Coverage

Despite supporters returning to the terraces, the fixture will still be streamed due to the capped attendance at Huish Park.

Live stream can be viewed by clicking HERE.

Tickets can be purchased from HERE.

Social media coverage will be available across the Yeovil Town channels whilst radio coverage will be provided by Three Valleys & BBC Somerset

CLUB NEWS | Jimmy Smith to retire from professional football

Jimmy Smith will play his final game as a professional footballer on Saturday afternoon as the 34-year-old retires from the professional game.

Lacing up his boots for the last time against Stockport County, this will be the midfielder’s 513th and final professional appearance of his career.

Speaking to ytfc.net following the announcement, Jimmy said; “I’ve had two very different seasons in my time at Yeovil. The first one was unbelievable, to play for this club I’ve always thought so highly of throughout my career was special.

 “I always mentioned to Terry on occasions ‘when you going to sign me,’ as bit of banter and when I had to opportunity to come here, I was buzzing.

Jimmy made an immediate impact when signing, scoring on his debut against AFC Fylde, just one of the “fantastic times” he enjoyed in green and white.  

“I have a good relationship with the gaffer and Terry and have learnt so much from them.

“What we created as a team, staff, and fans together was amazing, playing home and away, the fans are truly the 12th man, which is something we have missed this season.

“Sharing the moment with our fans is something will always stick with me, especially when we sing our song all together. I was gutted we couldn’t achieve promotion in the play offs.”

This year has been particularly difficult for Town, both on and off the pitch, but the unity within the ranks has pulled the Glovers through to the end of the season.

“Not getting promotion was my reason to come back again this season, even though it is three hours from my home.

“I was committed to achieving that because I believed we could do it, but it turned out to be the worst year of my life, COVID, losing our captain, it’s been a very hard year for us all but we have stuck together through all of this because of the love and strength we have for each other.”

Playing from the Premier League to the National League, the 34-year-old has enjoyed a spectacular career spanning 16 seasons.

Starting on the books at Chelsea, Jimmy made one competitive appearance for the Blues, coming on as a substitute for Arjen Robben against Newcastle at St, James’ Park. Returning to where it all started, Jimmy will now take up a coaching role with this season’s Champions League finalists.

Sending his parting message to the club, Jimmy said, “I wish the gaffer, Terry, and the squad all the best for next season. With the fans back, pushing this team up the league, hopefully they can gain promotion, which this town deserves.”

All at Yeovil Town would like to congratulate Jimmy on his new role and thank him for his service in Somerset.

CLUB NEWS | An open letter from Lee Collins’ partner, Rachel

I just wanted to say a few words to thank you all, both those here at Yeovil Town F.C. and further afield in the footballing community, on both mine and Lee’s wider family’s behalf.

I’m not too sure on the right words to say, to express how thankful I am and how much your well wishes and kindness mean throughout what has been extremely difficult time. We are, understandably, devastated by the loss of Lee. Every single day is now a lesson, learning to live without him and ways to cope.

I personally visited the floral tributes left at the ground for Lee on a couple of occasions and I read every single card, note, picture and beautiful words written by people for Lee. I am truly touched by everyone’s kindness.

I also wanted to say the deepest, heartfelt thank you to Darren, Terry, and Scott. Their support has been amazing, nothing is ever too much and anything I have needed, Darren has always helped me and my girls out.

Our girls have been extremely strong throughout this whole thing. They undoubtedly miss their dad, as we all do, more than anything. Our new family motto is ‘one day at a time’, which sometimes, to get through every day, is a task in itself. Their courage, resilience and love is something that I am in complete awe of. They give me a reason to smile every day and we remember Lee every single day.

Mental health is so vitally important, and I ask any of you reading this, if you need help or are offered help by those closest to you, because they see you need it when you can’t, please, please reach out. It is OK to not be OK, and there is always someone there for you… Even when you feel like there isn’t.

Lee was your captain, your leader. For us, he was our safe place, our best friend.

We will forever be grateful for your love, kindness, and support. It means more than you will ever know to me and our girls.

Rachel

 

To donate to our Crowdfunder UK campaign raising money for Lee’s family & Young Minds, click the link HERE.

CLUB NEWS | Key Dates Confirmed For Vanarama National League Season 2021/22

Key dates have been confirmed for the 2021/22 Vanarama National League season across all three divisions.

The campaign for National League North and South clubs gets underway on Saturday 14th August, with the National division starting one week later.

Round dates for the FA Cup and FA Trophy can be found at www.thefa.com in due course.

The date for the release of league fixtures is yet to be finalised. 

 

Vanarama National League Key Dates

-Start Date: Saturday 21st August 2021

-End Date: Saturday 21st May 2022

-Play-Offs: Wednesday 25th May 2022 to Sunday 5th June 2022 (Dates TBC)

 

Vanarama National League North and South Key Dates

-Start Date: Saturday 14th August 2021

-End Date: Saturday 7th May 2022

-Play-Offs: Wednesday 11th May 2022 to Sunday 22nd May 2022 (Dates TBC)

 

Christmas Schedule (All Divisions)

-Sunday 26th December 2021

-Tuesday 28th December 2021 (Bank Holiday)

-Sunday 2nd January 2022- Clubs have the ability to move fixtures to Saturday 1st January 2022 or Monday 3rd January 2022 (both Bank Holidays)

 

*Dates could be subject to change

CLUB NEWS | Yeovil Town F.C. launch fundraising campaign to support family of late captain, Lee Collins

Yeovil Town F.C. has today launched a Crowdfunder UK campaign to support the family of club captain, Lee Collins, following his tragic passing in March.

Collaborating with Collins’ former clubs, Yeovil Town F.C. are bringing the football family together across the UK to raise funds for Collins’ partner and young children and mental health charities, with 10% of the donations given to Young Minds.

Described as the ‘glue’ of the club at Yeovil, Collins also wore the captain’s armband at Northampton Town, Mansfield Town and Forest Green Rovers and played for teams across the English Football League (EFL) and National League including Wolverhampton Wanderers, Port Vale, Barnsley and Shrewsbury Town.

Admired by all he played with at Yeovil and beyond, Collins set standards both on and off the pitch and will be remembered for his competitive attitude as well as his kind and caring nature.

Commenting on the campaign, Yeovil Town F.C.’s manager, Darren Sarll, said:

“Uniting the football family under one banner to create something special for the family of one of our own whilst supporting mental health charities in the UK is a huge objective of ours.

“Alongside Lee’s previous clubs and teammates, we have launched a fund to support the future aspirations of Lee’s daughters, Amelia, Laila and Charley-Mae and also raise money for the important work led by mental health charities across the nation.

“Yeovil is a family-centred club and Lee’s wonderful family, who have shown great strength during this extremely difficult time, will always have a home at Huish Park. We’ll celebrating Lee’s life with all the Yeovil supporters during our match against Stockport County on 29 May and appreciate the unbelievable support we have seen over the past few weeks.”

To donate to the Crowdfunder, click HERE.

LOTTERY | Week 17

The results are in…

1ST     MR TOM   NEWPORT,        LEUVEN   BELGIUM,      WINNING NUMBER   AG 7049,      WINNING   £100,

2ND  MR CLOIN HALE,                 MORCOMBELAKE,          WINNING  NUMBER  AI6866 ,        WINNING  £50,

3rd   MRS C STONE,                  LANGPORT,                         WINNING NUMBER  AI5663,           WINNING   £25,

 

INTERVIEW | Emmanuel Sonupe reflects on defeat at Moss Lane

Emmanuel Sonupe praised Yeovil Town’s character as the injury ravaged Glovers fell just short against Altrincham on Saturday afternoon.

With ten first team players unavailable for selection, Town battled back from two goals down to lead in the second half, before two late goals from the hosts caused late heartbreak for Sonupe and his teammates.

“The character the boys showed today was unreal,” he told BBC Somerset. “If you look at the positions some of the boys are playing in and their condition too, everyone has had to dig in.

“To come back from 2-0 down and almost nick it, I think the character was great from all of us.”

Igniting Town’s comeback, the Tottenham academy graduate scored the green and white’s opener, a goal which was Sonupe’s second in three games.

“The gaffer (Darren Sarll) said at half time, get the next one and we’re back in it and we all believed that. Once we scored that goal, we knew we could do something with this game.

“On a personal note, that’s what I want to do, I want to score and help the team.”

Ultimately, despite a spirited second half, Altrincham were able to land a late two-punch knockout on the Glovers, as Josh Hancock poked the ball beyond Adam Smith in the 92nd minute to claim three points.

“It just feels like this has been our luck at a lot of times this season. We’ve come back, shown great character to get it to 2-3, but then that last fifteen minutes cost us.

“We’ve put a lot in there today, and now we’ll be looking to put this right in our last game.”

Yeovil will host Stockport County on the final day of the National League season, with tickets available from HERE.   

MATCH REPORT | Altrincham – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town were defeated by Altrincham in a topsy turvy encounter at Moss Lane.

After trailing 2-0 at half-time, Town battled back to be leading 3-2 in the second half thanks to goals from Emmanuel Sonupe, Joe Quigley & Charlie Lee.

However, the home side made the most of their stronger fitness levels, scoring twice late on to claim the points.

Despite the thrilling nature of the game, the afternoon was marred by a terrible injury for Josh Neufville in the first half, which saw the Luton loanee stretchered off in the first half. 

Darren Sarll made just one change to the side that started against Maidenhead United at Huish Park.

Adam Smith kept his place in goal, with Lawson D’Ath taking up an unfamiliar right back role alongside Carl Dickinson, Billy Sass-Davies, and Michael Kelly in the back four.

Lee began in the midfield alongside Chris Dagnall, Neufville and Tom Knowles.

Reuben Reid returned to the side alongside Quigley.

With nothing to play for in wither camp, both sides looked to be forward thinking, giving the 600 Altrincham fans in attendance something to enjoy.

However, spirits were dampened as Neufville seemingly had his season ended prematurely. After a long delay so the Luton loanee could receive treatment, Neufville was stretchered off, with Sonupe on in his place.  

Chances did fall for Yeovil, just moments after the restart, Kelly’s cross found Quigley who flicked the ball into the six-yard box, narrowly escaping Reid who was charging into the area.

Just moments later, Reid was involved in goalmouth action, hitting both posts after Knowles sent him through.

Hitting the post for the third time in the first 15 minutes, Quigley found shooting room for himself, striking the outside of the upright on the left-hand side of the box.
Despite the forward thinking start from Town, it was Alty that struck first, capitalising on Yeovil’s inability to clear the ball through Connor Kirby in the 17th minute.

Not looking to be disheartened, the Glovers continued to press for an equaliser, with a heroic block from the hosts denying Lee’s diving header.

In the 31st minute, the hosts alost scored a carbon copy of their first goal, but this time the green and whites were eventually able to clear their lines.

Taking the onus upon himself, Lee burst beyond the Altrincham midfield and defence in the 34th minute but once faced with the goal, his left footed effort was tame.

Due to Neufville’s injury, there was a lengthy period of added time, totalling eight minutes, time the hosts made the most of, doubling their advantage through Dan Mooney who glanced his header beyond A.Smith.

At the break, Yeovil only had themselves to blame, with a continued failure to capitalise on several clear-cut chances.

It was always going to take some brilliance to spark the Glovers back into life, and that came in the 56th minute as Sonupe pulled a goal back. After excellent build up between Reid and Dagnall, Sonupe drove into the final third and rolled the ball into the bottom corner.

With the wind in Yeovil’s sails, Sarll’s side hunted for an equaliser, and in the 61st minute they were a matter of inches away from one when Reid played a well-weighted cross to the back post but the ball narrowly escaped Quigley who would have had a tap in.

After the ball narrowly escaped his clutches moments earlier, Quigley made no mistake in 69th minute. With the chance coming seemingly out of nothing, A.Smith found Quigley in acres of space. With the freedom of Moss Lane, the towering forward produced a deft finish to level the scoring.

Just three minutes later, Town had turned the game on its head, as a hobbling Lee produced a bullet header from Dickinson’s free-kick, silencing the vocal 600 supporters inside Moss Lane.

However, in the final ten minutes, those fans would have something to celebrate. Substitute Tom Peers turned the ball home after Altrincham played the ball across the Yeovil box.

The hosts’ winner came in very similar fashion, as Josh Hancock poked the ball home beyond a stranded A.Smith, sealing the points and sending the Moss Lane faithful into raptures.

Ultimately it was defeat for Town in the North-West, but it was difficult not sympathise with the Glovers as they gave everything to get back into the game.

 

 

Yeovil Town: A.Smith; D’Ath, Sass-Davies, Dickinson, Kelly; Lee, Knowles, Dagnall, Neufville (Sonupe); Quigley, Reid (Stephens).

Bookings: Lee, Quigley, D’Ath, Dagnall.

Subs not used: Evans, Heaton.

MATCH PREVIEW | Altrincham FC – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town travel to Altrincham (3pm) this weekend in the final away trip of the National League season.

After a positive performance in Tuesday’s draw against Maidenhead, Darren Sarll will be hoping for more of the same, despite a threadbare pool of players to choose from.

Saturday’s hosts Altrincham will be welcoming 600 fans to Moss Lane for the first time this season and hoping to create a hostile atmosphere for the visiting Glovers.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Looking ahead to Saturday’s game, Sarll said: “I want very similar performance levels to Tuesday.

“Since we started playing again after Lee’s passing, we’ve given it everything, absolutely everything which is a testament to them.

“It can be difficult looking at other teams now because you don’t understand their motivation levels.

“I can only speak for my own and my lads have been very motivated and kept a good attitude throughout and sometimes that’s not been good enough to play well and win, and other times it has been.

“If we can replicate our performance on Tuesday night from Saturday, that’s all I can ask for. They’re still getting paid so why should they perform any less than that.”

 

Team news

Luke Wilkinson will be unavailable for the remainder of the National League season after his red card on Tuesday evening against Maidenhead. Further suspensions include Alex Bradley who will be sitting out the final game of his three-game ban on Saturday afternoon.

Darren Sarll had hoped to include youngster Alex John, but his injury ravaged campaign continued with the academy graduate unavailable for selection.

Charlie Lee may also be a doubt with Sarll stating, “he’s walking like he’s got glass in his shoes,” during his weekly press conference.

Further injuries include Rhys Murphy, Matt Worthington, Josh Staunton & Max Hunt.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

Following a play-off promotion in the 19/20 season, Altrincham took to National League football like a duck to water, sitting in a play-off position up until the turn of the year. However, as the season progressed, Phil Parkinson’s side have slipped down the table, but still remain above the once relegation places.

The star man for Alty is Josh Hancock, the central midfielder has netted 11 times in the league this season and has been described as a potential ‘club legend’ by his manager. Hancock has a total of 70 goals across 173 games in Altrincham colours, and will be looking for more on Saturday afternoon. 

 

Coverage

Whilst no Yeovil Town supporters can attend Saturday’s game, the fixture will be live streamed, with the link available HERE.

BBC Somerset & Three Valleys radio will provide commentary, alongside social media updates across our channels.

INTERVIEW | Darren Sarll says squad is ‘looking bare’ ahead of Altrincham trip

Darren Sarll offered an update on the fitness of his squad as numbers are down to the bare bones for Yeovil Town’s trip to Altrincham.

Following Luke Wilkinson’s red card and continued injury issues, Town will be without several key men on Saturday afternoon.

Speaking to BBC Somerset, Sarll said “The squad is looking bare, we’ve taken a step backwards because of Luke’s (Wilkinson) suspension. I don’t think there will be anyone back fit.

“I was hoping to have Alex John back fit and getting him some games because he’s a brilliant kid and deserves some games, but unfortunately I don’t think he’ll make it along with (Matt) Worthington,” said Sarll. “Charlie (Lee) is walking like he’s got glass in his shoe at the minute, he’s fragile and (Rhys) Murphy is nowhere near so we’re very short again.”

Looking ahead to the fixture at the weekend, the Yeovil manager demanded continued high performance levels after a positive showing against Maidenhead United.

“I want very similar performance levels to Tuesday,” insisted Sarll. “Since we started playing again after Lee’s passing, we’ve given it everything, absolutely everything which is a testament to them.

“It can be difficult looking at other teams now because you don’t understand their motivation levels.

“I can only speak for my own and my lads have been very motivated and kept a good attitude throughout and sometimes that’s not been good enough to play well and win, and other times it has been.

“If we can replicate our performance on Tuesday night from Saturday, that’s all I can ask for. They’re still getting paid so why should they perform any less than that.”

Live streaming passes for the green and white’s trip to Altrincham can be purchased HERE.

  

HOSPITALITY | Stand up comedy night – 3rd June

Huish Park will host its first stand up comedy night on Thursday June 3rd. 

Taking place in the Alec Stock Lounge, enjoy a selection of local comedians presented by Dom Hatten Wood. 

Starting at 7pm, it’s not just comedy on offer, there will be a curry and a pint available for just £9.95. 

The rule of six will still be in place so reservations are essential. To book, please email Sharon Hartley –  hospitality@ytfc.net

TICKETS | Stockport County

Tickets for Yeovil Town’s clash with Stockport County on the final weekend of the season are now available. 

Whilst season ticket holders will have their match ticket sent to the address listed on their account, tickets can be purchased from HEREPlease ensure you are logged into your ticketing account before attempting to purchase tickets. 

Unused credit from previous games can be used for this fixture.

There will be NO tickets available for away supporters.

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town – Maidenhead United

Ten-man Yeovil Town battled hard for a draw against Maidenhead United as supporters returned to Huish Park.

Luke Wilkinson received his marching orders in the second half, but it was an evening about the context off the pitch, rather than on it.

The safe return of supporters was a great success, with 1,497 Town faithful returning to Huish Park.

Darren Sarll opted for the 4-3-3 formation which brought success against King’s Lynn Town.

Adam Smith began in goal once again, with Carl Dickinson, Luke Wilkinson, Billy Sass-Davies, and Michael Kelly ahead of him.

Charlie Lee began the deepest of the midfield three, with Chris Dagnall and Lawson D’Ath either side of him. Josh Neufville and Tom Knowles flanked Joe Quigley.

With supporters returning to Huish Park for the first time in 444 days, it was always going to be an emotionally charged evening under the lights. There was hardly a dry eye in the house during the fourth minute’s applause in memory of our captain, Lee Collins.

In terms of chances, the best fell to Yeovil in the first half, the majority to Neufville who proved to be Town’s bright spark in the first half.

Playing his first game in front of the Huish Park faithful, Nefuville struck the bar in the 12th minute after he did excellently to cut onto his right foot.

On the ball, the Luton loanee continually caused the visitors defence problems, drifting beyond two markers in the 38th minute before the ball escaped his grasp.

The green and whites best chance fell in the 40th minute as a cross-field pass found Knowles breaking into the box, but his effort from close quarters was saved by James Holdon.

After the break, Town began brightly once again, winning a succession of corners which frustratingly led to nothing.

In a game that was demanding a piece of individual quality, Lee almost provided that, drifting through the Maidenhead team, only to be denied by a heroic block.

Town’s positivity was dampened in the 62nd minute as Wilkinson was sent off, receiving a second yellow card for seemingly punching the ball into the back of the net.

Despite this, Yeovil still looked for an opened, with the sponsors man of the match Lee striking the crossbar with a stunning effort on the volley.

In terms of chances for Maidenhead, A.Smith was rarely tested, only being called into action in the second half making a double save.

Ultimately, the rather drab result did little to dampen the feeling in the stands, with the Yeovil Town support, vocal and happy to be back where they belong.

 

Yeovil Town: A.Smith; Kelly, Wilkinson, Sass-Davies, Dickinson; Lee, Dagnall, D’Ath; Neufville (Sonupe), Knowles, Quigely

Bookings: Dagnall, Wilkinson (RED)

Subs not used: Evans, Heaton, Stephens, Reid.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Maidenhead United

Yeovil Town welcome supporters back to Huish Park for competitive action for the first time since February 2020 as Maidenhead United visit Huish Park.

After victory on Saturday against King’s Lynn Town, attention turns to Maidenhead who have enjoyed a successful season in the National League this time out.

Following a season of struggle in 19/20, West Ham legend Alan Devonshire has guided the Magpies to 14thplace, with games in hand on the teams around them.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking after victory over King’s Lynn Town, Sarll said; “(Luke) Wilkinson should never have been playing, like Lawson (D’Ath) against Aldershot, he put himself in harms way and got a bang on his knee. He could be done for Tuesday.

“We felt it was important after not scoring in three games, that we had a positive response and worry about Tuesday when it comes round. Wilkinson is up there with the very best players in our squad, he’s a great guy and the fact that he put himself out there was great. 

“Watching him, I forgot Lawson had been out for three months, then I saw him stretching in the 87th minute, I was initally going to take (Tom) Knowles off, but thought I better get Lawson off. 

“I thought he was incredible, and what he does, something we’ve missed a lot this year, he brings calm to the chaos, and if he can’t turn out naturally, he creates a way of doing it anyway. Doing that, it can turn the momentum of games in your favour as when the ball lands with Lawson, he’s going to retain the ball and allow the team to change shape.”

 

Team news

Yeovil Town will remain without Alex Bradley, after an unsuccessful appeal, he will serve the second game of his suspension against the Magpies.

Wilkinson nursed his way through 90 minutes on Saturday against King’s Lynn but told fans on Twitter that he thinks he should be fine to go again on Tuesday evening.

 

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Josh Staunton remains a long-term absentee, whilst D’Ath made his full return in a starting berth against the Linnets.

Young midfielder Toby Stephens enjoyed a third cameo appearance on Saturday afternoon and will be hoping for his first in front of the Yeovil Town supporters on Tuesday evening.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

The 2020/21 season has been a step in the right direction for Maidenhead, after narrowly staying up on PPG in the last campaign, the Magpies have made real strides in their 150th year. A lot of this improvement can be attributed to the goals of Danilo Orsi-Dadomo & Sam Barratt, the two forwards have been on fire this season combining for a total of 32 pages between them. In his last game, Barratt struck three times against promotion hopefuls Hartlepool United, whilst Orsi-Dadomo was also on the scoresheet.

Former Glovers in the side include Shaun Donnellan who scored against Town last season for Woking.

 

Coverage

Despite supporters returning to the terraces, the fixture will still be streamed due to the capped attendance at Huish Park.

Live stream can be viewed by clicking HERE. 

Tickets can be purchased from HERE.

Social media coverage will be available across the Yeovil Town channels whilst radio coverage will be provided by Three Valleys & BBC Somerset.

CLUB NEWS | More trials arranged for Elite Player Development Programme in partnership with Yeovil College

Yeovil Town FC are pleased to confirm that another set of trials will be taking place for our Elite Player Development 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. 

All upcoming trials will take place with the latest social distancing measures enforced, ensuring all applicants and club staff are operating within a safe environment.

Our next set of trials will take place on the following dates:  

June 1st/3rd – 1pm-3pm. 
 
First team manager Darren Sarll has given the scheme his personal backing, commenting when the scheme was launched, “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 working as a Physio, 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.” 

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

SUPPORTERS | Attending supporter information

Yeovil Town can confirm information for attending supporters ahead of Tuesday’s return of spectators to Huish Park.

There will be NO ticket sales made on the day, and those collecting their tickets are encouraged to do so on Monday or as early as possible on Tuesday. Tickets are selling fast, with only seated tickets remaining, purchase yours from HERE.

Turnstiles will open at 6:30pm and close at 7:35pm, please arrive as early as possible to ensure entry into Huish Park. There will be no admission for late arrivals to Huish Park.

As part of the supporter’s code of conduct, all in attendance must wear face masks throughout their time on site at Huish Park, unless medically exempt.

Social distancing rules remain in place, with seated gaps left to ensure this in the stands, whilst supporters must keep 2 meters in the terracing.

Stewards will be on hand to issue instructions and answer questions. Please always follow their instructions.

Following the conclusion of the fixture, the Main and Screwfix stand will have a delayed egress to ensure a safe exit of Huish Park.

To read the full code of conduct, click here, whilst a video is also available, highlighted above.

INTERVIEW | Tom Knowles thrilled with victory over King’s Lynn

Midfielder Tom Knowles was thrilled to return to winning ways after Yeovil Town secured a well-earned 3-1 victory over Kings Lynn Town at Huish Park. 

A brace from Tom Knowles before half time, alongside a late strike from Emmanuel Sonupe rounded off an impressive victory in the National League for Darren Sarll’s side.   

After a disappointing display against Aldershot Town last time outstretching their run to three defeats in threethe green and whites showed great spirit and character to bounce back and Knowles was full of praise for Town’s performance on Saturday afternoon.   

“It’s always good to get the goal, but the three points is the most important thing, “he told BBC Somerset post-match. “It’s why we play the game, to win games of football. 

“The first goal I think Reubs [Reuban Reid] and Josh [Josh Neufville] set real good press and I was right behind them, and luckily they found me instead of the defender. As for the second goal, it’s something that I like to do, get on the half-turn and shoot from further out and score good goals. 

It’s been a tough spell for us recently and things like this happen in football unfortunately. It’s all about how you bounce back from that and go on to the next one, and we’ve been fortunate to have had a lot of games to do that.

“It hasn’t gone our way the last couple of games, but we’ve been working hard and luckily everything’s paid off today. 

Yeovil have a huge boost ahead of Tuesday’s game as it marks the return of home supporters and Knowles is excited of the prospect and thinks they will have an immediate impact on him and his side’s motivation.   

“I’m absolutely buzzingI’ve heard really good things from lads, so I can’t wait to get out there. 

“This [Huish Park] has been our fortress this season, so to have them back will be like having another man on the pitch. 

Hopefully, they’ll get behind us once again and we can reward them with another victory. 

Everything that we do for the club is for the fans. They pay their hard-earned money to watch us week-in-week out and that’s what we get paid to do – put in performances like that and get the three points which is the most important thing for the fans and the football club. 

“If we can get a win in front of the fans on Tuesday, it would be something really special.” 

 

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town – King’s Lynn Town

Tom Knowles’ quickfire double sank King’s Lynn as Yeovil Town returned to winning ways at Huish Park.

Two first half goals built a comfortable advantage for Town, before the visitors pulled a goal back from the spot.

Late in the day, Emmanuel Sonupe opened his Yeovil Town account, slotting home to secure the points were Yeovil’s

Darren Sarll opted for a return to the 4-3-3 formation. Adam Smith began in goal, whilst Carl Dickinson and Luke Wilkinson returned to the defence alongside Billy Sass-Davies and Michael Kelly. 

Charlie Lee began the deepest of the midfield three alongside Lawson D’Ath who made his first start since a long injury lay-off, whilst Chris Dagnall continued in the midfield role he has thrived in. 

Reuben Reid began as a lone striker with Josh Neufville and Knowles flanking him. 

The switch back to the 4-3-3 payed dividends for Town in the opening stages, dominating the ball in the King’s Lynn half. 

It only took nine minutes for this pressure to tell, as Knowles capitalised on Tai Fleming’s slip, drivining into the box and rounding Theo Richardson to open the scoring. 

It was a three-minute double-salvo for Knowles who added his second of the afternoon in spectacular style. After a fine passing move, the former Cambridge man picked up the ball on the edge of the box and placed the ball into the back of the net. 

The returning Wilkinson almost made it three from one of his trademark free-kick’s but strong goalkeeping from Robinson kept King’s Lynn within two. 

Town’s lead was cut in the 21st minute as Wilkinson left a leg in to give the visitors an opportunity to strike from the spot. Journeyman Simeon Jackson stepped up and finished emphatically. 

With the pitch wet due to a continued downpour, tackles were heavy throughout, causing tempers to boil in the latter stages of the half.

Despite the goal, King’s Lynn hardly looked reinvigorated, struggling to create anything of note, whilst Yeovil had another free-kick saved, this time from Dickinson in first half stoppage time. 

After an action-packed opening to the first half, the second couldn’t have been more different, with the best effort either team could muster was Tyler Denton’s hopeful effort from 40-yards for the visitors.

The first real opening of the half came in the 70th minute after Sonny Carey beat A.Smith with his effort inside the box but Wilkinson was there to keep Town ahead.

As the half went on, Sarll looked for fresh impetus from the bench, namely Sonupe and Joe Quigley. It didn’t take long for the two changes to combine, an excellent exchange between the two freed the wide man to fire home his first goal in green and white.

In fairness to the Linnets, they weren’t disheartened by the late goal, as Michael Gash almost pulled one back for King’s Lynn but his header struck the bar, much to the relief of A.Smith.

Ultimately it was a deserved victory for the green and whites who will be looking forward to the return of the Huish Park faithful on Tuesday evening against Maidenhead.

 

Yeovil Town: A.Smith; Dickinson, Sass-Davies, Dickinson, Kelly; Lee, D’Ath (Stephens), Dagnall; Neufville (Sonupe), Reid (Quigley), Knowles. 

Bookings: Wilkinson, Dickinson. 

Subs not used: Evans

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – King’s Lynn Town

After two games on the road, Yeovil Town return to Huish Park to face opening day opponents King’s Lynn Town.

With just three home fixtures remaining, Town will look to end the season strong, capitalising on the strong home form seen in 2021.

King’s Lynn have struggled in recent weeks, falling to a 4-1 defeat against Chesterfield last time out.


Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking to the press ahead of Saturday’s game, Sarll said; “A good game for us is winning and playing good football. For me, my focus is sorely on ourselves rather than what King’s Lynn foresee winning. 

“Winning, losing, relegation or not, I still want to finish the season strongly. We’ve got three home games out of four and I really want to inject some energy into the players and the football club.

“We’ve all suffered this season, and now is the time to start being that little bit brighter.”

 

Team News 

Whilst Town still await the response on Alex Bradley’s red card appeal, Yeovil will certainly be without long-term absentee Josh Staunton. Despite defeat, a shining light from Tuesday’s game was the return of Lawson D’Ath who was a second half substitute.

Toby Stephens could be in line for another appearance after two late cameos against Aldershot and Wrexham.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

Like all clubs at this level, COVID has had a major impact for King’s Lynn, the loss of star striker Adam Marriott freed up much needed funds to keep the Linnets afloat and competitive ready for next season’s second campaign in the National League.

The loss of Marriott meant former Norwich man Sonny Carey stepped up to take the mantle as the leading man at the Walks. The 20-year-old midfielder has flourished in his first season in the National League, scoring five goals in all competitions. After joining from Wrexham in June 2019, he had to be patient for his chance to shine. Taking his chance when he got it,

Carey’s performances have seen links surface to Championship sides Swansea and Bournemouth, with recently promoted League Two side Bolton Wanderers also taking an interest in his services.

 

Coverage 

Under the current government restrictions, no Yeovil fans can attend the fixture, however Glovers fans can watch the game live on the 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.

TICKETS | Updated information for Maidenhead United

Terracing tickets for Tuesday’s return of specators are now SOLD OUT!

Only seated tickets in the Screwfix and Main Stand remain available, with no ticket sales being made on the day of the game, purchase your tickets now to avoid disappointment. 

Tickets purchased after 4pm on Friday will be only available for collection. Supporters are encouraged to collect their tickets on Monday or as early as possible on Tuesday to avoid any significant delays. 

To purchase your tickets for the fixture, click HERE.

MATCH REPORT | Newport County U18’s – Yeovil Town U18’s

The Young Glovers round off a competitive season in the Merit League Division One with a heavy loss at Newport.

Yeovil travelled to South Wales with another opportunity to provide some valuable experience for their youthful squad. Short of several senior players, Head Coach Mark Challen set up with a back four of Brito, Corrbridge, Guppy and Hunter with Heaton, Constanza and skipper Medrano occupying the midfield. Andrews and Skiverton would play in support of striker Benjani Jr.

The home side dominated possession in the opening spell but the first real chance of the game came in the 15thminute when Andrews and Medrano combined down the left before Brito crossed for Benjani Jr whose shot looped narrowly over.

The opening goal for County came in the 18th minute when a free kick from the left caused confusion in the visitor’s box allowing the striker to nip in and pounce from 5 yards, 1-0.

As the half wore on Newport continued to impress with some fine attacking interplay and added to their lead in the 32nd minute when a slick one-two on the edge of the box resulted in a left foot curler into the bottom corner, 2-0.  

Yeovil finished the half strongly as Benjani Jr and Andrews set up a half chance for Skiverton. Shortly after, Corrbridge saw his header saved and then Heaton tried his luck from distance but his shot sailed narrowly over.

County continued to fashion further chances into the second half and the Glovers were indebted to Pike in goal for making a string of saves.

Into the final twenty minutes and Newport grabbed their third via a cruel deflection off Corrbridge which looped over the helpless Pike, 3-0.

The Yeovil legs were beginning to tire and County’s fourth came via a break down the left and a fine finish into the bottom corner, 4-0.

Newport sealed it in the final ten minutes when a run at the heart of the defence led to a one-two and side foot finish to make it 5-0.

The Young Glovers kept going to the end and Skiverton was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet when he cut inside and saw his shot parried to safety.

 

Team: Pike (GK), Hunter, Guppy, Corrbridge, Brito, Heaton, Medrano ©, Constanza, Andrews, Skiverton and Benjani Jr.

 

After a blistering start to the season, Yeovil couldn’t quite maintain the required form over the course of the campaign. There were encouraging signs, with several U16s making their debuts, and the coaching staff will now take stock as they look towards next season.  

Plymouth Argyle were crowned league champions after a 1-1 draw against Cheltenham.

INTERVIEW | Darren Sarll anticipates tough test

Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll says he and his side are anticipating a tough test when King’s Lynn Town visit Huish Park this weekend. 

After three defeats on the spin for the Glovers, they will be looking to reignite their good fortunates as Ian Culverhouse’s side pose another obstacle in the way of the green and whites. 

Following a difficult few weeks for Town, Sarll has urged his players to finish the season on the front foot as the National league season edges ever closer to its conclusion. 

“Every game for us is tough at the minute,“ he said. “King’s Lynn are a team who are playing with ridiculous freedom at the moment. Since they came up, obviously their main goal was to regain their league status. Now, that they’ve done that, they’re playing with a lot of freedom at the minute, which translates into some very good football at times. 

“A good game for us is winning and playing good football. For me, my focus is sorely on ourselves rather than what King’s Lynn foresee winning.  

“Winning, losing, relegation or not, I still want to finish the season strongly. We’ve got three home games out of four and I really want to inject some energy into the players and the football club. We’ve all suffered this season, and now is the time to start being that little bit brighter. “ 

Despite big injury hits, suspensions and off the field matters, Sarll has credited his players’ mental strength and insists that they have put maximal effort in every game they’ve played in over the last couple of weeks. 

“Due to our lack of options and availability, it has really stretched us mentally and has shattered us in a way. Personally, I still don’t know how the players have come through this period. Mentally, I’m all over the place, so for the players to play 90 minutes week in week out must be very draining.  

“The last couple of games, the players have given everything. The way they’ve performed mentally throughout this period has been unbelievable and I take my hat off to them.  

“Of course, the results haven’t been very good of late, but I’m still very proud of how the group have conducted themselves and how much they’ve really pushed themselves. “ 

 

COMMERCIAL | Yeovil Town partner with the Terrace

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce that we are partnering with the Terrace to produce brand new club merchandise.

Ranging from mugs to phone cases, mouse mats to bottle openers, Town supporters can purchase brand new, high quality items from the Terrace website.

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Commercial manager Mark Robinson said, “I’m really excited to be partnering with the Terrace. Their product range and themes allow the club to engage with its history with a vast array of retro products based around kits from years gone by.

“There’s something for everyone in this partnership, with a wide range of products available based around fan favourite kits past and present.

“We’ve seen the success partnerships with the Terrace has brought other clubs and are delighted to be the latest side to partner with them.”

Yeovil Town items are available on the Terrace website NOW! To view the range, click HERE.

 

CLUB NEWS | Yeovil Town appeal Alex Bradley’s red card

Yeovil Town can confirm that we have appealed Alex Bradley’s red card which he received against Aldershot Town on Tuesday.

Bradley was sent off early in the second half as Town fell to a 2-0 defeat in Hampshire.

As it stands, Bradley will receive a three-match ban but with a successful appeal this can be reduced or cleared all together.

In his weekly press conference, Darren Sarll confirmed Town had sent an appeal to the Football Association.

Yeovil Town will issue an update once a response to the appeal has been received.

EUROS | Book your spot to watch England fixtures at Huish Park

Huish Park will be open for supporters to watch England’s opening ‘EURO 2020’ fixtures.

Support the Three Lions with fellow Yeovil supporters in the Alec Stock Lounge, firstly on Sunday 13th June as Gareth Southgate’s side face Croatia (2pm K.O). The club will be open from 12pm with a variety of food and drink available. 

On Friday 18th June it’s a clash of the home nations as England host Scotland at Wembley (8pm K.O), the club will be open from 6pm for this fixture. 

Booking is advisable for these fixtures as we will still be operating at a max capacity of six per table during these fixtures, with a view to expand for England’s final group fixture depending on government restrictions.

To book – via email: Sharon – hospitality@ytfc.net

 

CLUB NEWS | Darren Sarll & Terry Skiverton lead coaching session for Merriott Rhinos

On Monday evening, Merriott Rhinos Under 9’s youth football club were treated to a surprise visit during their training session from Darren Sarll and Terry Skiverton, as they led their weekly session.

Rhinos manager Matt Tither and coaches Kelvin Charles and Gareth Williams thought it would be a really special opportunity for the youngsters to be coached by the Town management team after a difficult year, mostly away from the pitch for the youngsters.

The young side were all smiles throughout as they enjoyed the drills and games set up by Sarll and Skiverton.

Speaking to ytfc.net following the session, Sarll said; “Terry and I are still very committed to the wider responsibilities that we have within the Somerset community.

“Personally, working with young people is how I try to relax and reconnect with the innocence of the game. We both very much enjoyed working with the players, meeting the coaches and the parents and I hope they took something positive away with from it.”

In the coming weeks, the Rhinos will travel to St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton to take part in a youth tournament for sides based across the South of England.

All at Yeovil Town wish the Merriott Rhinos all the best during their upcoming tournament.  

 

MATCH REPORT | Aldershot Town – Yeovil Town

Ten-man Yeovil Town fell to a defeat in Hampshire against Aldershot Town.

Chike Kandi’s second half goal opened the scoring for the hosts, before Alex Bradley’s red card made Yeovil’s evening increasingly difficult.

With less than ten minutes to go, Aldershot doubled their advantage through Harry Panayiotou securing a victory for Danny Searle’s side.

As injuries ravaged his squad, Darren Sarll’s side had a rather makeshift look to it. Whilst Adam Smith kept his record of starting every game this season, the defence saw Josh Neufville in an unfamiliar right back role alongside Billy Sass-Davies, Michael Kelly and Charlie Lee, who filled in at the middle of the defence.

The midfield saw returns for Emmanuel Sonupe and Alex Bradley, alongside Chris Dagnall and Tom Knowles. Joe Quigley and Reuben Reid combined up top.

It was an electric start in Hampshire with chances falling to both sides in quick succession.

The first for Town came Sonupe’s way in the sixth minute, after Knowles’ long-throw was marshalled well, Yeovil recycled possession finding Sonupe in shooting range, but his effort was blocked.

Just one minute later, the Glovers found shooting room once again. Following some excellent combination between Knowles and Reid, the Glovers wide man burst through, but had his effort heroically cleared by the hosts’ defence.

At the other end, it was almost a worldie for a host to open the scoring as Panayiotou fired wide of the mark on the volley.

Reid’s combination with those around him proved effective in the opening stages, holding the ball up to work space for Dagnall to burst through, but the 35-year-old had his effort saved by Mitch Walker’s legs.

As the half grew on, Aldershot enjoyed more of the ball in Town’s half, but offered very little in terms of goal mouth action.

At the break, despite Yeovil enjoying the better chances, neither team had done enough to claim the advantage.

In the opening stages of the second half, that opening goal came on 51 minutes, but unfortunately for Sarll’s side it was for Aldershot. A deep cross found Chike Kandi at the back post to bundle the ball past A.Smith.

Just four minutes later, Yeovil’s task became even more difficult as Bradley received his marching orders for a heavy challenge on Panayiotou.

The ten-man of Town did huff and puff but struggled to cope with the energy of Aldershot with the man advantage.

In terms of chances, Yeovil’s best fell to Knowles, who hammered an effort from the edge of the box over during the Glovers best spell of possession.

The hosts doubled their advantage with less than ten minutes to go, as Panayiotou made the most of the bodies Yeovil had thrown forward, smashing the ball beyond A.Smith and putting the game to bed.

Next up for Yeovil is a return to Huish Park to face King’s Lynn.

 

Yeovil Town: A.Smith; Neufville, Sass-Davies, Lee, Kelly; Bradley, Dagnall (Stephens), Knowles, Sonupe (D’Ath); Reid, Quigley.

Bookings: Alex Bradley (RED)

Subs not used: Heaton, Medrano, Evans.

 

SUPPORTER INFORMATION | Maidenhead United

Yeovil Town are delighted to confirm ticketing/supporter information ahead of Tuesday’s return to Huish Park.

Tickets for the fixtures are now on sale, and are available from HERE.

 

Purchasing of tickets

Season Ticket Holders will be receiving paper tickets for the two fixtures in the post. You will receive the Maidenhead & Stockport County tickets separately.

Supporters can go online and purchase tickets, the ticket office is operating with a reduced capacity but can be emailed (info@ytfc.net) if you require any guidance, please only call the ticket office if you do not have access to the online ticket office.

Tickets in the terraces will be available for purchase and have been split into three zones each, it is vital that you always remain within your zone, a plan of the zones is attached. Tickets in the Main and Screwfix stands have also been made available. Due to social distancing, we have made single, double space available and a limited number of larger groups of seats.  You will need to select a space that suits the number of tickets you require. If you have specific seating requirement or accessibility needs then please email the ticket office but please be aware we have limited availability in all areas, please also note that you must sit in your allocated seat only.

We will also not be able to accommodate extra seats next to season ticket seats as these have been plotted in with social distancing applied.

Any accounts with outstanding credit can be used for these fixtures, please log in online with that account to purchase.

 

Code of conduct

The clubs code of conduct that is attached HERE must be always adhered to and should be read and understood prior to purchasing a ticket, it is vital that the code of conduct is followed as failure to do so may result in your removal from the stadium and may lead to a reduction in capacity of the stadium for future fixtures.

There will be set arrival times for each section which will be confirmed in due course.

 

Match day

The club store will not be open on Tuesday night, but remains open throughout the week and for online orders.

No tea bars will be open for this fixture.

VACANCY | Hospitality staff required

Yeovil Town are searching to grow our hospitality team at Huish Park. 

There are various roles in catering/hospitality available, with variable hours ranging from days, evening, weekends.

No previous experience is required but will be looked upon favourably upon application.

To apply, please email – recruitment@ytfc.net

TRANSFER | Alfie Lloyd departs Huish Park

Yeovil Town can confirm the departure of Alfie Lloyd to Queens Park Rangers for an undisclosed fee plus add ons.

The forward is a product of the Yeovil Town academy, and has caught the eye this season with his consistent goalscoring exploits for Town’s U18’s.

In November, Lloyd made his first team debut, coming off the bench against Hartlepool United.

Following a successful trial, the forward now moves to West London to join up with Mark Warburton’s side.

Speaking following his transfer, Lloyd said: “I have enjoyed every minute of my time at Yeovil, especially the last year working with Darren Sarll & Terry Skiverton.

“It was a great opportunity to work with someone like Darren who has a great reputation for developing young players and I was able to experience that first-hand, Terry had valuable advice and experience of what it was like to play at the highest level.

“I would also like to thank Mark Challen for his great work with me and the rest of the youth team for the last two years.”

All at Yeovil Town would like to wish Alfie all the best for the future.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Forest Green Rovers

Yeovil Town’s pre-season campaign continues with a clash against Forest Green Rovers (3pm).

In what is the first pre-season friendly at Huish Park, Darren Sarll’s side will be hoping to continue their winning start to pre-season against Football League opposition.

The visitors, after falling in the League Two play-offs, are vying for promotion to League One once again, and play their final pre-season friendly on Saturday, a week before their season begins against newly promoted Sutton United.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking after last Saturday’s victory over Stratford Town, Darren Sarll said; ““We need to get the flow right between (Dale) Gorman and (Josh) Staunton but Gorman, I like it when he takes responsibility and even in those moments where you think we may lose control of the mental and physical dominance of it, I just think that Gorman almost brings power back into your ranks, so I thought he was very influential at that.

“(Charlie) Wakefield again I thought was good, he’s had a good couple of weeks, and we need to build him, he had a long period of his young career out with injury, but I thought he showed some really good physical attributes, putting in a brilliant cross for Joe (Quigley).

“Lewis Simper’s got good quality, you can see the way he feels the ball and shapes the ball and spins it off the sides of his feet, I thought he was good.”

A foot in the opposition camp

It’s been a summer of change at the New Lawn, with head coach Rob Edwards taking the helm following Mark Cooper’s departure.

The change has brought about opportunities for the likes of Matty Stevens, who has impressed in recent friendlies, scoring four times, most recently against Swansea City.

Previous meetings

Saturday’s fixture is the first time the Glovers have met Forest Green outside the EFL since 2003.

Yeovil Town were the victors that day, winning 1-0 with Kirk Jackson netting the game’s solitary goal.

Kit news

Yeovil Town will be wearing the brand-new Hummel shirt, launched on Wednesday evening.

Fans will be able to pre-order the shirt in the coming days.

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Ticket news

It’s a day for the whole family on Saturday afternoon, as kids go free for all of our home friendlies!

Tickets are available online and on the matchday from the ticket office. Supporters are encouraged to purchase their tickets ahead of the game to avoid any delays.

To purchase your tickets, click HERE.

Rest in peace, John West

Everyone at Yeovil Town is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former lottery agent, John West. 

John was a longtime Yeovil Town supporter who covered the St. John’s Road area of Yeovil for our lottery draw for over 20 years.

All associated with Yeovil Town would like to pass on our sincere condolences to his family and friends.  

MATCH PREVIEW | Aldershot Town – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town travel to Hampshire on Tuesday evening (7pm) to face Aldershot Town.

After defeat on the road against promotion chasing Wrexham, Darren Sarll will be hoping to bounce back against the Shots.

Tuesday’s hosts had a free weekend on Saturday but faced National League South side Ebbsfleet United in a friendly, falling to a 3-1 defeat.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Following Saturday’s game against Wrexham, Sarll spoke to BBC Somerset; “Mentally, I’m still not at my best, so I want to be considerate and show empathy, but I can’t say that forever.

“There’s a fragility to us at the moment, and it’s all coming at once, at a time which is already difficult for us all.

“If I could tell you the stories of injured or ill players, I couldn’t write it. Although, I thought the second half (against Wrexham) we looked great, I said at half time, this our problem as a team and we have to shoulder this as a team.”

 

Team news

Charlie Lee will be available for selection after serving his two-match suspension for picking up ten yellow cards.

An injury hit Yeovil will likely be without Albi Skendi, Matt Worthington, and Max Hunt due to injuries sustained on Saturday. 

This could provide another opportunity to play for 17-year-old Toby Stephens after making his debut against Wrexham.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

Aldershot, like Town have endured a mixed season, sitting level on points in 15th place, just ahead on goal difference. Danny Searle has been in charge of the Shots since May 2019 following a spell with Braintree, after a season of struggle in 18/19, Searle steadied the ship at the Ebb Stadium, bringing much needed calm following a season of narrowly avoiding the drop via a reprieve.

Josh Rees is the star man for the Hampshire outfit, hitting 12 goals from midfield this season, even scoring a memorable double against Weymouth last month.

 
Coverage

Aldershot 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.

CARVERY | 23rd & 30th 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. You can also book via email – sharonhartley650@yahoo.com.

Prices:

2 Meats £10.95

3 Meats £11.95

Under 10 yrs old £6.55

 

LOTTERY | Week 14 & 15

This week’s winners are: 

Week 14:

1ST  MR ROGER TRASK,     YEOVIL,       WINNING NUMBER    AI1339     WINNING £100,

2ND   MRS  FARRANT,        YEOVIL,       WINNING  NUMBER  AF2428      WINNING  £50,

3RD  MR B C  FOWLER,      CHARD,        WINNING  NUMBER  AI8110      WINNING  £25.00,

 

Week 15: 

1ST     MR  ROBIN GOODFELLOW,     WINNING NUMBER  AI6899,    WINNING       £100     FROM  DRAYTON,

2ND   MR CLIVE    CHARLES,               WINNING NUMBER  AI8614,      WINNING      £50       FROM   YEOVIL,

3RD   MRS  J COLEMAN,                    WINNING NUMBER   AG4779,      WINNING £25           FROM YEOVIL,

 

MATCH REPORT | Wrexham AFC – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town fell to a disappointing defeat against Wrexham at the Racecourse Ground.

Three first half goals from the visitors built a comfortable advantage for the North Wales side.

Despite an improved showing in the second half, Wrexham were able to comfortably see out the game. 

Darren Sarll opted for the diamond in midfield for Town once again. A.Smith continued as a mainstay in goal, with Kelly, Dickinson, Skendi and Sass-Davies making up the back four.

Matt Worthington began at the base of the diamond with Josh Neufville, Tom Knowles, and Chris Dagnall ahead of him.

Reuben Reid and Joe Quigley led the line.

The Glovers started slowly, and the hosts were able to capitalise, as on 9 minutes defender Shaun Pearson headed home from a corner to open the scoring.

With an already injury hit squad, Sarll would have felt frustrated to watch both Worthington and Skendi hobbling off in the first half as Town trailed by a goal.

Worthington’s replacement, Hunt was involved in the second goal, as Luke Young’s shot spurned off him for the Red Dragons to build a two-goal advantage.

Two became three in the 30th minute as Jordan Davies bent a free kick over the wall and beyond a helpless A.Smith.

There was a slight improvement from Yeovil in the last fifteen minutes of the first half, but a lack of cutting edge meant Robert Lainton was hardly tested.

The second half was a largely drab affair with the hosts able to largely keep Town at arm’s length.

In terms of chances, Yeovil’s best came just moments after the restart with Neufville firing wide from the edge of the box following some well-worked build up.

Wrexham largely dictated the tempo of the affair, rarely looking to cut the Glovers open, it took until 70 minutes for the North Wales side to test A.Smith again, forcing him into a stunning stop from a corner.

With few positives to take from the afternoon, academy graduate Toby Stephens offered a glimmer for Yeovil fans as he made his debut, playing the final ten minutes of the clash.

Ultimately, Yeovil will return to Somerset disappointed that it was a sub-par first half showing that let them down.

 

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

Bookings: Dagnall, Knowles

Subs not used: Evans, Murphy.

CLUB NEWS | Virtual Mascot packages available

Support Yeovil Town from afar with our latest virtual mascot package, available for all of our remaining home fixtures. 

For just £20, a young Glovers fan can receive:

– A video introduction and shoutout from the match commentators on our streaming platform, seen and heard by thousands of fans! 

⁃ A video message from one of the first team squad/management! 

– A certificate to celebrate the occasion.

– A match pass for your chosen game.

– 15% off any junior sized replica ranges purchased from the Glovers store.

To purchase this package, please email commercial manager Mark Robinson – MRobinson@ytfc.net

MATCH PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town head to North Wales on Saturday afternoon (3pm) to face Wrexham AFC in National League action.

After a cruel defeat on Bank Holiday Monday against Halifax, Yeovil Town head to Wrexham aiming to beat the play-off chasing Dragons.

Recently purchased by Hollywood stars Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds, the financial clout from the big screen has thrusted Wrexham into play-off hopefuls.

 

Terry Skiverton’s thoughts

Speaking to the media about maintaining high standards, assistant manager Skiverton said; “With the group we’ve got and the manager we’ve got, we don’t sack anything off. We need to make sure we go and put a performance in.

“Our supporters want to see hard work, determination and character. They want to see us defending well and scoring goals.”

 

Team news

Despite not confirming any names, Terry Skiverton said Town were down to the“bare bones” in this week’s press conference.

This may open a space for the likes of academy product Toby Stephens who sat on the bench last time out against FC Halifax Town.

Expected absentees include Lawson D’Ath & Josh Staunton who continue to recover from their long-term injuries. Whilst Staunton is stated for a return in time for pre-season, Darren Sarll has recently hinted we may see D’Ath before the National League season reaches its conclusion.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

After a successful two-year spell with the club from 2016 to 2018, manager Dean Keates returned to Wrexham in 2019. After a sub-par 19/20 sitting in the bottom half of the table, Wrexham have ignited a promotion push this season, sitting in a play-off spot.

A club reinvigorated, after languishing in non-league football for the last 16 years, the purchase by Hollywood stars Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds has been cause for real excitement amongst supporters in North Wales.

Recent signings have included former Glovers Gold Omotayo and Keanu Marsh-Brown who hope to add the attacking spark to the hosts’ promotion push.

 

Coverage

Wrexham 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.

 

CLUB NEWS | An update on the return of supporters to Huish Park

Yeovil Town can confirm we are making plans for the return of supporters ahead of our final two home fixtures against Maidenhead United & Stockport County.

Subject to government guidelines and necessary permissions, Huish Park will be able to welcome supporters as our National League season comes to a close. 

Active season ticket holders (those who either received a partial refund, a streaming pass, or donated funds to the club), will have paper tickets sent to their address. 

Yeovil Town supporters without a season ticket will be able to purchase from our online ticketing portal.  

We will be operating under a capped attendance for these fixtures and remind supporters to always maintain social distancing within Huish Park. The supporters code of conduct will be issued in our next release, supporters must always adhere to these rules within Huish Park.

Unfortunately, there will be no away fans permitted to attend these fixtures. 

A further update will be issued early next week once tickets have been put on sale. 

INTERVIEW | Terry Skiverton insists Town will keep fighting

Terry Skiverton spoke candidly to the local media ahead of Yeovil Town’s trip to Wrexham on Thursday afternoon.

After an extremely difficult period for all associated with the football club following Lee Collins’ funeral, Skiverton spoke openly about the impact on the squad.

“We had two really good performances and wins, to then come up short in the game on Monday against Halifax, we were very flat after that,” said the former Skipper.

“It was such a quick week where we had Lee’s funeral that was such a big psychological step for the players to put stuff behind them, but it’s still in the forefront of our minds.

“All we can keep doing is making sure we turn up every day, every time we’re feeling down, we are encouraged to share our feeling with member of staff and each other.

“One thing we’ve got to do, with everyone from the manager to the players is to make sure we’re not flat, and we’ve got our energy for the match days, we’ve still got to push and play for our supporters who are right behind us.”

Speaking about on the pitch matters, the assistant manager reiterated that the Yeovil Town squad will keep fighting to the final fixture of the season.

“With the group we’ve got and the manager we’ve got, we don’t sack anything off. We need to make sure we go and put a performance in.

“Our supporters want to see hard work, determination and character. They want to see us defending well and scoring goals.

“That’s what we’re holding onto at the moment, making sure that every day we are giving our best, because first of all it’s what Lee would’ve wanted, and second we’re fighting four ourselves and our families.

“There’s a lot of people which are out of contract, we need to make sure that we are fighting for our futures as well.”

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town U18 1-1 Cheltenham Town U18

After Cheltenham took the lead from a rebounded penalty, Yeovil salvaged a point through skipper Medrano’s close-range finish. The home side pressed for the three points with a much improved second half performance, but honours were even at Alvington.

With the Glovers missing experienced second year graduates Hughes and Lloyd, the home side took some time to settle, and the Robins flew at the home defence with a series of threatening attacking moves. The visitors had a goal chalked off for a foul, before Corrbridge made a great block from the dangerous number nine. Pike was then forced to make an excellent save, pushing the ball round the post. Some nice interplay between Heaton and Medrano down the left lead to a Medrano shot sailing wide but chances were limited, and lone striker Skiverton was struggling for service as the half drew to a close.

Cheltenham continued to press for an opener and a free kick was well saved by Pike before the breakthrough came in the 57th minute. Following a good move down the left, the Robins hit the post and as the ball came out, Andrews committed a foul in the box and a penalty was given. The Cheltenham number nine saw his spot kick saved but was quick to follow up to make it 0-1.

Head Coach Mark Challen looked to re-organise things and deployed Stephens into a more advanced role. The Glovers then put in a vastly improved performance and Guppy saw a header well saved.  Benjani Jr came on for Andrews and not long after, Stephens saw a shot drift narrowly wide. The pressure was mounting however and following a corner and header back across the goal, Medrano found himself in space to stab home the equaliser, 1-1.

An action-packed final quarter saw Pike make an excellent reaction save before Cheltenham were reduced to ten when a player was sent off for impeding a goal kick. Hunter came on for Skiverton in an attacking change as the home side tried to make their extra man count, but it was Cheltenham who nearly stole it until Corrbridge chased back and made a fantastic sliding tackle. In the dying moments Yeovil thought they had the game won but a header from a corner crashed against the post and ran to safety.

 

Team: Pike (GK), Brito, Haste, Corrbridge, Medrano ©, Stephens, Guppy, Constanza, Andrews (Benjani Jr. 60) Heaton, Skiverton (Hunter 80)

 

The Glovers go to Newport on 8th May for their final game in the Merit League 1 with the title now out of reach.

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town – FC Halifax Town

Yeovil Town fell to a cruel defeat against FC Halifax Town on Bank Holiday Monday.

A first half penalty claimed the lead for the play-off chasing visitors, but Town will feel hard done by not to leave with something, having multiple seemingly blatant penalty shouts waved away.

Two late goals added shine to a result which ultimately flattered FC Halifax Town.

Darren Sarll made just one change to the Yeovil Town side which beat Wealdstone on Saturday afternoon. 

Adam Smith kept his place in goal, whilst Michael Kelly, Albi Skendi, Billy Sass-Davies, and captain Carl Dickinson started in defence.

After picking up a yellow card on Saturday, Charlie Lee took his total to ten meaning and sat out against the Shaymen. This saw a return of the midfield diamond, comprising of Jimmy Smith, Tom Knowles, Josh Neufville and Chris Dagnall.

Reuben Reid returned to the starting side to partner Joe Quigley. There was also a first squad inclusion for Toby Stephens who started on the bench. 

Despite coming into the game full of confidence, it was difficult for either side to play any resemblance of fluid football due to the intense wind carrying the ball across the Huish Park pitch.

This meant Town were limited to shots from distance in the opening 45 minutes, with Reid going closest with his first-time effort in the 6th minute.

The one-dimension nature of the game was highlighted in Halifax’s opener, after Tom Bradbury sent through Billy Chadwick in the left channel, the forward got the wrong side of Skendi to earn a penalty which Luke Summerfield calmly dispatched.

Despite their lead, Halifax were penned in their half, with little they could do about it due to the ball catching in the wind every time it was cleared forward.

However, this also made Town’s afternoon difficult, with the visitors dropping so deep that routes in behind were almost impossible to find, despite driving runs from the likes of Neufville and Knowles.

At the break it was hard to say who deserved the lead, but Halifax were the ones who held it.

After a poor first half on the footballing front, the second was certainly a better watch, with Town on the hunt for an equaliser.

Just two minutes into the half, Reid smashed an effort against the post from around 25-yards out, setting the tone for the half to come.

Knowles was his typical dangerous self from dead ball situations, going agonisingly close twice in the second half, forcing an excellent stop from Sam Johnson with his second effort.

The ball was just a matter of inches away from Yeovil being level in the 60th minute, as Dagnall failed to turn the ball home after it broke through to him following Quigley’s flicked header.

As the half entered it’s closing stages, Town were denied two seemingly clear-cut penalties, the first on Quigley as he was dragged down in the box following a corner, yet the referee was unmoved.

However, the second decision was by far the worst, as Reid broke beyond his marker, the forward was hauled down with no attempt to win the ball, yet once again the referee waved play on. To add salt to the wound, Halifax then went up the other end to double their advantage through Kieran Green.

In the dying embers of the affair, the visitors added a third as substitute Alex Bradley misjudged his header, sending the ball through to Jake Hyde to complete the visitor’s effective afternoon.

Despite the comfortable score line, the game was far from that for FC Halifax Town, as Yeovil will leave Huish Park scratching their heads as to how they’ve walked away comfortably beaten.

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

Bookings: Skendi, Dickinson, Reid, J.Smith.

Subs not used: Bradley, Hunt, Stephens

TEAM NEWS | How Yeovil Town lineup against FC Halifax Town

Darren Sarll has made just one change to the Yeovil Town side which beat Wealdstone on Saturday afternoon. 

After picking up a yellow card on Saturday, Charlie Lee has taken his total to ten meaning he will sit out against the Shaymen. Reuben Reid has returned to the side in his place. 

There’s also a first squad inclusion for Toby Stephens who starts on the bench. 

The full starting side is as follows:

A.Smith; Dickinson, Sass-Davies, Skendi, Kelly; J.Smith, Neufville, Knowles, Dagnall; Quigley, Reid.

Subs: Bradley, Evans, Hunt, Sonupe, Stephens

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – FC Halifax Town

Yeovil Town play for the second time in three days as FC Halifax Town visit Huish Park.

Following victory against Wealdstone on Saturday, Town will go into the Bank Holiday fixture full of confidence.

Play-off hopefuls Halifax will be hoping to bounce back from a disappointing defeat to Stockport, a game which former Glover Paddy Madden netted the only goal of the game.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking after victory over Wealdstone, Sarll looked ahead to the Bank Holiday fixture: “We’ve got a real tough game in Halifax on Monday. They’re very tactical and strategic in how we play, we’ll need to be incredible again.

“We found today that one bad session can lead to two or three injuries, so we can look a little bit short.”

 

Team news

In his post-match press conference, Sarll said Monday’s game may come too soon for Rhys Murphy who picked up a knock against Solihull Moors last week.

Matt Worthington also sat out on Saturday afternoon due to a recent injury. However, Sarll did have some positive news about Lawson D’Ath who is expected to return to the first team line-up soon.

To view Sarll’s full interview, click HERE.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

Pete Wild’s Halifax have continued where they left off last season, sitting in a play-off position once again. The visitors boast former Glover Tom Bradbury amongst their ranks, but the man to look out for is Jake Hyde. The former Woking man has 10 National League goals in 22 games, an impressive return in a season disrupted by injuries.

 

Coverage

There will be no social media coverage of Monday’s fixture due to the unified social media blackout to combat online abuse. There will be a match report on the website and post-match interviews will be uploaded to the club’s YouTube channel. Live updates including team news will be shared via the Yeovil Town match centre. There will also be a short team news piece on the website.

Radio commentary will be provided by Three Valleys Radio & BBC Somerset whilst our YTFC LIVE stream can be purchased from HERE.

MATCH REPORT | Wealdstone – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town secured a victory on the road for the first time since early March as Darren Sarll’s side beat Wealdstone at Grosvenor Vale.

First half goals from Tom Knowles and Joe Quigley separated the two sides

Darren Sarll named an unchanged side after a comfortable victory over Solihull Moors. That meant, Adam Smith remained in goal, with a back four of Michael Kelly, Billy Sass-Davies, Albi Skendi and Carl Dickinson ahead of him. 

Sticking with the midfield diamond, Charlie Lee started at the base, with Jimmy Smith, Tom Knowles, and Chris Dagnall further forward. 

Luton loanee Josh Neufville partnered hat-trick hero Joe Quigley up front. 

On the bench for Town, there was a return from injury for Alex Bradley, whilst Reuben Reid, Max Hunt, Emmanuel Sonupe and Max Evans all waited in the wings. 

Picking up where they left off against the Moors, it was one-way traffic throughout the first half. With Town’s first chance falling in the second minute as Sass-Davies headed wide from Dickinson’s free-kick.

Just three minutes later, Quigley almost opened the scoring as he burst through the left channel, but a heroic block denied the towering forward.

With both sides occupying the lower reaches of the disciplinary table, it was no surprise to see temper flare, as Lee and former Glover Connor Smith became the first players in the referee’s book.

On fifteen minutes, Town opened the scoring via a rocket from Knowles. As the ball fell to the former Cambridge man at the edge of the box, he released a lethal effort for a deserved opener.

With the wind in Town’s sails, one became two on 23 minutes as Quigley struck for the fourth time in two games, making the most of relentless pressure and pouncing on Kelly’s blocked shot with a cool finish beyond Jake Askew.

In truth, the hosts looked a shell of the side which held Yeovil at Huish Park in October, looking blunt in attack, and weak at the back.

Sarll would’ve been disappointed not to see his side three goals to the good at the break, with Knowles close to doubling his tally after another thunderous strike, this time on the volley flew narrowly wide of Askew’s goal.

The second half saw a much more even affair, with Wealdstone pressing for a route back into the game.

Despite a lack of clear-cut chances for the hosts, Wealdstone did have a penalty shout waved away after Sass-Davies left a leg in on Charlee Hughes.

That being said, Yeovil Town could also feel hard-done-by on the penalty front, with Sass-Davies himself being seemingly fouled in the area.

After a difficult first half, young goalkeeper Askew will be pleased with his second half performance, with two stunning saves in the space of two minutes, denying Sass-Davies and Quigley who got on the end of Dickinson’s corners.

As the half ticked on and legs tired, Neufville and his driving runs grew into the game even more, as he almost combined with substitute Reid but some last ditch defending blocked his effort.

The closing stages saw a welcome return for Alex Bradley in the place of Neufville, taking a midfield position he is yet to play for the Glovers.

Ultimately, Town’s scintillating first half performance was enough to secure a well-earned three points in West London.

 

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

Bookings: Lee, Quigley, Dagnall, Skendi. 

Subs not used:  Hunt, Evans.

TEAM NEWS | How Yeovil Town line-up against Wealdstone F.C.

Darren Sarll has named an unchanged 11 as Yeovil Town face Wealdstone in National League action. 

That means, Adam Smith remains in goal, with a back four of Michael Kelly, Billy Sass-Davies, Albi Skendi and Carl Dickinson ahead of him. 

Sticking with the midfield diamond, Charlie Lee starts at the base, with Jimmy Smith, Tom Knowles and Chris Dagnall further forward. 

Luton loanee Josh Neufville partners hat-trick hero Joe Quigley up front. 

On the bench for Town, there is a return from injury for Alex Bradley, whilst Reuben Reid, Max Hunt, Emmanuel Sonupe and Max Evans all wait in the wings.