Month: August 2021

CLUB NEWS | Financial Update: August 2021

With the season underway, Yeovil Town can offer supporters a financial update for the football club. 

Throughout the last year, the impact of playing without supporters has been a major financial challenge for Yeovil Town. 

During the lockdown, whilst fixtures were played behind closed doors, the club took out a payment agreement HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs), something offered to all National League clubs. As of August 2021, we are pleased to confirm the club has paid back all liabilities and no longer has any debts with HMRC. 

This week, as a result of the government lockdown being in force after April 1st, restricting our capacity to welcome supporters until the final two home fixtures, we have received another £112,000 loan from Sport England. 

This loan is a top up on loans given to clubs due to the lost revenue from last season’s lockdown period. This means that the loan itself is in relation to the costs and creditors from last season, and that is what the loan will be used for. 

The loan itself is a 20-year term, which includes a four-year holiday period at a 2% interest rate per annum. 

As has already been widely reported, clubs within the National League had expected funding to come in the form of grants rather than the collective loans that have been received. Yeovil Town, along with a number of other National League clubs will be looking to the sports minister for the loans to be eventually turned into grants, as has been previously suggested.

MATCH REPORT | Aldershot Town 1 – 2 Yeovil Town

Joe Quigley’s double secured a first win of the season for Yeovil Town over Aldershot Town.

The Glovers number ten placed a cool finish beyond Mitch Walker to open the scoring, before being pegged back in the second half.

Late in the day, after Wilkinson was hauled down in the box, Quigley stepped up and expertly dispatched to ensure the three points returned to Somerset.

After starting with five at the back on Saturday, Darren Sarll changed shape to adopt a back four. This meant Dan Moss made his full debut at right back, with Jordan Barnett on the opposite flank and in between them was Max Hunt and Luke Wilkinson who captained the side. Grant Smith began in goal.

There was a five man midfield for Town, with Josh Staunton & Dale Gorman holding, whilst Charlie Wakefield, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton and Tom Knowles began further forward. Quigley led the line on his own.

Coming out the traps fast, Sarll’s side fashioned an opening after just two minutes. After an excellent driving run from Quigley, he played the ball into Gorman who later found Wakefield. The former Chelsea man beat his marker but had his effort saved.

Growing into the game, the hosts found routes beyond the Glovers midfield, but struggled to get behind Hunt & Wilkinson.

After opening the scoring on Saturday, Quigley got in on the act once again in the 14th minute. Following an excellent battle for the ball, the Glovers number ten picked up the ball with only one thing on his mind, driving into the box and calmly placing the ball home.

Set-plays proved a threat for Yeovil Town all afternoon, and oner almost paid dividends on the half an hour mark. Barnett’s free-kick from an acute angle was met by Wilkinson who headed onto the bar.

Straight down the other end, Aldershot broke beyond the Town defence but an excellent save denied Agyepong.

A mix-up between Smith and Wilkinson almost sent the hosts clean through on goal again, but thankfully for the green and whites, the ball trickled wide.

In the closing stages of the half, the hosts looked dangerous and this only continued in the second. In the 53rd minute, Andrews got the wrong side of Wilkinson, but he blazed his effort well over the bar.

Looking for a second, Town had a great chance to find it just after the hour mark. Some excellent work from Quigley on the left flank once again as he found Yussuf, his tame effort was blocked but this led to a succession of efforts from the edge of the box, with Gorman eventually firing wide.

After holding firm during a long spell of possession, the hosts eventually levelled in the 71st minute through a wonderful header from Corie Andrews.

The goal seemed to spark the Glovers back into life, winning a penalty with ten minutes, with Wilkinson fouled following Gorman’s expertly weighted cross. Quigley stepped up, sent Walker the wrong way and hammered the green and whites into the lead.

Not sitting back on the advantage, Yeovil had more chances in the closing stages, the first falling to Quigley who really should’ve had a hat-trick, after rounding Walker, he could only find the side netting.

In the final embers of the game, substitute Adi Yussuf had a chance to settle the affair, but his effort was tame following Wakefield’s cross.

Ultimately a one-goal advantage was enough, as Yeovil secured a first victory of the season.

Yeovil Town: Smith; Moss, Wilkinson, Hunt, Barnett; Staunton, Gorman, Lo-Everton (Yussuf), Wakefield (Williams), Knowles; Quigley

Bookings: Staunton, Knowles, Wilkinson, Wakefield, Smith

Subs not used: Evans, Stephens, Williams

MATCH PREVIEW | Aldershot Town – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town will look to bounce back from an opening day defeat to King’s Lynn when they travel to Hampshire to face Aldershot Town on Bank Holiday Monday (3pm).

The clash with the Shots will be the Glovers first competitive away day of the season, and the first with the travelling green army behind them since March 2020.

Aldershot come into the game following back-to-back defeats and will be looking to secure their first points of the season in-front of their own supporters.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking after Saturday’s defeat, Darren Sarll looked ahead to Monday’s game; “The difficulty for us is going straight into the season the three weeks after not playing games.

“Sonny (Blu Lo-Everton), may need to be fast-tracked, we’ve only got one day to get it right.

“We’ve definitely got to move the ball better and find some more attacking impetus on Monday.”

Team News

Long-term absentees Mark Little and Reuben Reid will certainly be unavailable, whilst Alex Bradley continues his recovery from the long-term effects of COVID-19.

Jordan Barnett hobbled off in the second half in Saturday’s defeat, but in his post-match interview, Sarll confirmed this was a precaution to ensure he’s available for Monday’s game.

A foot in the opposition camp

It’s been a difficult start to the season with games against two promotion hopefuls in their first two games. The opening day saw the Shots fall to a defeat against Chesterfield, losing 0-2 at home and this was followed up with a narrow 1-0 defeat to Boreham Wood.

This means manager Danny Searle will be looking from a reaction from his players to earn their first points of the season.

Struggling for goals, the Shots lost their star forward Harry Panayiotou in the summer as he moved north of the border to join Livingston in the Scottish Premiership.

This means forward Mohamed Bettamer will be looking to add some more goals to his tally after firing six times in 25 games last season.

Have we met before

Last season’s clashes with Aldershot Town were two polarising affairs from a Yeovil Town perspective. The first fixture came in December 2020 as the Glovers bounced back from a defeat at Torquay United to beat the Shots 3-0 at Huish Park.

Late in the season, the an injury-hit Glovers side travelled to Hampshire and were defeated 2-0.

Tickets

Tickets for Monday’s fixture must be purchased from the Aldershot Town website. They cannot be purchased at the ground on the day, however sales will continue on the Aldershot Town website until kick-off.

For more information, click HERE.

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town 1-2 King’s Lynn Town

Yeovil Town’s National League season began with a defeat at Huish Park to King’s Lynn Town.

After taking the lead through a stunning effort from Joe Quigley, Matt Worthington’s sending off allowed King’s Lynn room to play freely.

Turning the game on its head, King’s Lynn scored twice in the second half to claim the points.

After a slow start to proceedings, with both sides settling into the game, the first opening came in the 10thminute as former Glover Gold Omotayo headed wide of the mark from Joe Rowley’s cross. 

That chance seemed to spark Yeovil into life, after the visitors failed to clear Gorman’s free kick, the ball fell to Charlie Wakefield who saw his tame effort take a number of deflections before making its way to the Linnets’ goalkeeper.

After an opening stage which could be described as timid, Town’s opener in the 15th minute was far from that, as Quigley fired a sensational effort from 30-yards-out into the top corner to open the scoring.

Looking for a way back into the game, Omotayo found himself in the goalmouth action once again, forcing a superb stop from Grant Smith with a glancing header from the edge of the six-yard-box.

After keeping the visitors at arm’s length throughout, Town’s afternoon became a lot more difficult as Matt Worthington was sent off for going in too strongly in a 50/50 challenge. 

From that point, it was one-way traffic, with Yeovil forced to feed off scraps on the counterattack and set plays. 

The second half did see Town enjoy a good spell of possession in the King’s Lynn half, but this quickly dwindled with the visitors upping the pressure. 

Holding firm, the ten men of Yeovil did well to limit King’s Lynn’s chances, forcing them wide on a number of occasions and winning the majority of headers in the box. 

It took until the 67th minute for Grant Smith to be called into action again, as he palmed an effort from the edge of the box away from Michael Gyasi, the ball then fell kindly for a Linnets’ attacker who was heroically thwarted by Jordan Barnett, who was eventually substituted as a result of his excursion. 

On the 71st minute, the pressure finally told as King’s Lynn levelled the affair, as Ethan Colman’s effort escaped Smith’s gloves and found its way across the line. 

With the wind in their sails, King’s Lynn found a second, as Munashe Sundire capitalised on the green & whites’ failure to clear their lines, poking home at the back post to turn the tide. 

Late in the day, debutant Adi Yussuf thought he had snatched a draw for the Glovers, but his weak footed effort from the edge of the box flew agonisingly wide.  

Yeovil Town: Smith; Williams, Wilkinson, Hunt; Barnett (Yussuf), Worthington (Sent off); Staunton, Gorman (Lo-Everton), Wakefield, Knowles (Moss); Quigley

Bookings: Worthington (RED), Knowles, Staunton

Subs not used: Stephens, Evans. 

CLUB NEWS | Yeovil Town sign defensive duo on loan from the Championship

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce the loan signings of Jack Robinson from Middlesbrough and Dan Moss from Millwall.  

Joining to bolster Yeovil Town’s defensive options, Robinson has already had a taste of first team football this season, starting for Boro against Blackpool in the first round of the Carabao Cup and signs until January 10th.

A versatile defender, Robinson can play both left back, and left-sided centre half, providing much needed competition to the defensive ranks but will be unavailable for this afternoon’s clash with King’s Lynn due to minor injury.  

Jack Robinson of Yeovil Town during the Yeovil Town Photocall at Huish Park on 26 Aug 2021 in Yeovil, England (Photo by Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)

Moss, who signs until November 3rd is also a defender of a versatile mould. Mainly operating on the right side of the defence, the Millwall youngster has also found himself dispatched in the midfield and central defence.  

Already well travelled, Moss began his career in the youth ranks at Burnley, before venturing to Southeast London to ply his trade for the Lions. Dan will be available for this afternoon’s game, and you can still purchase tickets for our National League opener by visiting the Huish Park ticket office.  

Welcome to Somerset, lads! 

CLUB NEWS | Brand new programme

We are delighted to reveal our new-look programme, the Green & White, back in physical form for the 21/22 National League season.

Designed by Remous Print and edited by press officer Sam Collard, we are hoping to offer a fresh programme with some exciting reads.

Featuring exclusive interviews with players & staff, updates on the academy, and all the latest news, the Green & White is not to be missed!

This week’s addition includes an exclusive interview with Yeovil Town winger Tom Knowles, where he talks how his move to Yeovil developed, reflection on last season, and aims for the upcoming campaign.

Alongside a chat with our interview, Alex Bradley is the first Glover to take on our ‘This or That’ segment.

Darren Sarll’s full programme notes also return, alongside all the latest news from the Community Sports Trust & travel information from the Green & Whites supports group, plus much more!

The programme will be available to purchase from the ground tomorrow from just £3, with any remaining copies available in the club shop.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – King’s Lynn Town

Yeovil Town’s 2021/22 season finally gets underway on Saturday afternoon (3pm) as King’s Lynn Town visit Huish Park.

After last weekend’s fixture with Wrexham was postponed, Town will begin their campaign in-front of Yeovil supporters at Huish Park for the first time since returning to the National League.

A reverse of last season’s opener, King’s Lynn will be hoping for a similar performance after a valiant fight saw them secure a point in their first ever National League game.

For Darren Sarll’s side, the Glovers will be aiming to start their campaign on a positive note, with a number of new signings looking to make their name in a Yeovil Town shirt.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Looking ahead to the new season, Darren Sarll only had one thing on his mind when asked what would make a successful season, “Promotion, definitely. It doesn’t mater how many years we stay out the EFL, that is still the aim. I still want to win every week, I want to go to Stockport & Wrexham and take them on.”

Still looking to bolster the squad, Sarll discussed the potential to recruit “I would still like to bring in a couple more, we have a couple of options at the moment that Scott (Priestnall) and I are discussing.
“If they come off before the weekend then great, but if they don’t we will do what we can and put out what is available to us.

Team news

Speaking in his first press conference of the season, Sarll confirmed a number of absentees for this weekend’s opener. Mark Little & Reuben Reid are long-term injury concerns, with the two stated to return around Christmas.

On the short term, Alex Bradley will be out of contention as he struggles with the long-term effects of COVID-19, whilst Cambridge loanee Lewis Simper is also unavailable.

New signing Adi Yussuf has a few less minutes in his legs in comparison to his teammates, but is still likely to be involved in some capacity at the weekend.

A foot in the opposition camp

There will be a familiar face leading the line for the Linnets; former Glovers forward Gold Omotayo signed for King’s Lynn in the summer, and will be hoping to leave an impression on his return to Huish Park.

The man in the dugout for King’s Lynn is Ian Culverhouse. In 2017 Culverhouse was appointed manager of the then Southern League Premier Division club. He led the Linnets to a second-place finish, after which they lost in the play-off final. He subsequently left King’s Lynn and was named manager of Grantham Town at the end of May 2018. However, after resigning as Grantham manager in October 2018, he returned to King’s Lynn as manager on 1 November that year.

They clinched the runners up spot on the final day of the season before winning the play-offs and Super play-offs to earn themselves a place

in the National League North for the 2019/20 season. Despite being relegation favourites and suffering a 3-0 defeat to Guiseley on the opening day of the season; Culverhouse and his team defied the odds and found themselves embroiled in a promotion battle with York City. When the season was suspended in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak; King’s Lynn were in 2nd position, two points behind York but crucially had two games in hand. Following much deliberation by the National League and Football Association, the League was finally settled on a points-per- game calculation, crowning King’s Lynn as Champions and securing them and Culverhouse a second successive promotion.

Have we met before

Our first meeting with the Linnets came on the opening weekend of last season, as the Glovers travelled eastbound to face Culverhouse’s side live on BT Sport. Despite leading twice through Luke Wilkinson & Courtney Duffus, Town were pegged back by the hosts in their first National League game, drawing 2-2.

It was a far more successful afternoon for Town second time round, as a quick-fire Tom Knowles double and a late Emmanuel Sonupe strike secured a 3-1 victory at Huish Park in May.

Ticket news

Tickets can be purchased for the fixture from the Yeovil Town ticket office website, click HERE for more information.

They can also be purchased in-person on match-day from 10am, but there will be a price increase from midday.

CLUB NEWS | 2021/22 away shirt launched

Introducing the new 2021/22 Yeovil Town away shirt.

Designed in collaboration with Hummel, Yeovil Town will don a white away shirt for the second season running, paired with green socks and shorts.

The shirt which will be worn on the road this season, will be available to purchase from tomorrow, both in-store and online.

View the gallery below of Tom Knowles, Joe Quigley & Dale Gorman modelling the latest kit.

CLUB NEWS | What’s on at Huish Park: King’s Lynn Town

After 18 months, we are delighted to finally welcome supporters back to Huish Park with reduced restrictions for competitive football. On Saturday, we’ve made a number of changes with the goal of improving the match day experience for all in attendance.


Bars: 

Pre/post match, the Marquee will not be open, however, we have instead opened a supporters suite in the Alec Stock Lounge. Opening from 12:15pm, why not join us to watch Arsenal take on Manchester City before taking your seats in Huish Park for our clash with King’s Lynn. If you’re looking for even more of a football fix, the bar will remain open for supporters to watch Chelsea take on Liverpool in a top of the table clash. Behind the Thatcher’s Gold Stand, we will be opening a new bar, however this week it will be operating at a reduced capacity, selling bottled drinks only this week. Our home match with Halifax will see the inclusion of draught products. In the coming weeks, thanks to our exciting partnership with Thatcher’s and St Austell Brewery.


Food & Drink:

After being closed for a number of months, we are delighted to officially reopen our tea bars around the ground at Huish Park. The Only Foods & Sauces van will not be at Huish Park on Saturday but will return for our clash with FC Halifax Town next weekend.


Programme:

With last season’s programme available digitally, this season we have returned to a physical programme, which will officially launch tomorrow afternoon, so keep your eyes peeled. 


Club shop:

We are also thrilled to be welcoming supporters back to the club shop on a match day once again, with our home, and soon to be revealed away shirt available to purchase alongside other Yeovil merchandise. We’ll be open from 10am and can’t wait to see you here!


Ticket office:

Alongside the club shop, the ticket office will also open at 10am. We recommend fans purchase their tickets before midday, with a price increase on tickets made after this time. 


If you haven’t got your ticket yet, why wait? Click HERE to purchase yours. 

CLUB NEWS | Yeovil Town partner with #HerGameToo

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce that we have partnered with #HerGameToo, with the aim to combat sexism within football.  

Within just months of the campaign, #HerGameToo have already partnered with a number of clubs at both ends of the pyramid, and we at Yeovil Town are proud to be the latest club to join forces with them.  

Commenting founder of #HerGameToo movement, Caz May who offered more insight into the excellent work the group do, “#HerGameToo is a movement set up to help tackle the misogynistic culture surrounding football.  

“It was founded by myself and 11 other female football fans who had simply had enough of sexist abuse when trying to enjoy the game we all love.  

“With this campaign, our main aim is to raise awareness of the problems we have to face alongside building a safer environment to make female fans feel more comfortable.” 

#HerGameToo is committed to ending sexism in football, and ten fundamental aims of their campaign:  

  • Create awareness 
  • Educate 
  • Research 
  • Develop a strong sense of community 
  • Create regular content to champion women in football (players, staff AND fans) 
  • Create strong relationships with clubs 
  • Create strong relationships with club trusts and communities 
  • Have a presence at football grounds and sports bars to build a more welcoming environment for young girls and women 
  • Continue to campaign against sexism in football 
  • Continue to campaign against online abuse 

Working proactively together, we will highlight #HerGameToo’s work within the programme and across our social media platforms, alongside information posters around Huish Park to build a presence within the stadium and offer information to report any abuse.

CLUB NEWS | Rest in peace, Stuart Housley

All at Yeovil Town Football Club are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of club legend, Stuart Housley.

Stuart was an excellent servant to the club. As a player he made 399 appearances, scoring 60 times, and continued to work within the football club in a variety of roles following his retirement from playing.

In the 1990s, Stuart served as a youth team manager, a role he held until 2009. In the years following, Stuart worked as the kit-man and video analyst before retiring in 2015.

The club would like to extend its condolences to Stuart’s family & friends at this extremely difficult time.

Rest in peace, Stuart Housley.

CLUB NEWS | Yeovil Town’s partnership with Screwfix continued, holding naming rights to the “The Screwfix Community Stand”

Yeovil Town Football Club are delighted to announce that Screwfix have agreed to extend their naming of The Screwfix Community Stand. The continued support from our local neighbour extends the close links between the two organisations into the eleventh consecutive season.

On maintaining the close links between Yeovil Town and Screwfix, the club’s Commercial Manager Mark Robinson said: “We are delighted Screwfix have extended their support of Yeovil Town Football Club with the continued naming rights of The Screwfix Community Stand and we are extremely grateful to everyone involved at Screwfix for their continued loyalty and commitment to our football club and supporters”

Commenting further, Jack Wallace Screwfix Marketing director added: We are delighted to continue our on-going support to Yeovil Town Football Club for the 2021/22 season with the naming rights of ‘The Screwfix Community Stand’. 

COMMERCIAL | Match-day opportunities at Huish Park

Ahead of the 2021/22 season, Yeovil Town have a number of match-day sponsorship opportunities available for our upcoming home fixtures. 

Match Sponsorship

Our match sponsorship package has been tailored to introduce you to the exciting market of football sponsorship.

We believe that we can enhance your company’s profile through your partnership with the football club. Brand awareness is crucial for companies and we feel this package is perfect for businesses searching for that stepping stone towards developing their brand. 

The package allows you the opportunity to entertain up to 10 guests, with first class hospitality at the match, making it an unforgettable experience for your party. 

Your match sponsorship package includes: 

– Three-course meal for 10 guests. 

– Half-time tea, coffee, cakes. 

– Reserved car parking. 

– Your logo and business write up in the match programme. 

– Full-page advert in match day programme.

– Your sponsorship announced over the PA system and on the stadium scoreboard. 

– Complimentary match day programmes. 

– Opportunities to meet players & staff. 

– Presentation of a signed home shirt. 

– Commemorative photographs. 

Available from £1,000 + VAT. 

Match Programme Sponsorship

Programme Sponsorship is an affordable and popular package, which allows the chance to entertain up to 6 guests with first-class hospitality, giving you great potential for brand awareness.

The match day programme is an award-winning publication and continues to go from strength to strength. It is now able to be viewed digitally, further extending the market potential.

This package will allow you to leave a lasting impression through your association with Yeovil Town Football Club and enhance your company’s image along the way.

The package includes:

– Three-course meal for up to 6 guests.
– Half-time tea, coffee and cakes.
– Presentation of a signed, framed, match day programme.
– Reserved car parking.
– Your logo and business write up in the match programme.
– Your sponsorship announced over the PA system and on the stadium scoreboard
– Opportunities to meet the players.
– Complimentary match day programmes and teamsheet
– Commemorative photographs.
– Full-page advert in the match day programme.

Further guest can be added for a small fee per person

Available from £500 + VAT

Match Ball Sponsorship

The Match Ball Sponsorship package offers individuals and companies the opportunity to treat your most valued clients, staff, guests or friends to a matchday experience in the 1895 lounge.

This package gives you the opportunity to pick and choose your match, to ensure an unforgettable day. It also gives you the chance to enhance your company’s image at an affordable, yet impressive level, should you wish to sponsor as a business or as an individual.

Your package includes:

– Three-course meal for up to 4 guests.
– Half-time tea, coffee and cakes.
– Presentation of a signed, framed, match day programme.
– Reserved car parking.
– Your sponsorship announced over the PA system and on the stadium scoreboard
– Half-page advert in the match day programme.
– Your logo and business write up in the match programme.
– Complimentary match day programmes.
– Opportunities to meet the players.
– Presentation of a signed, match ball. 
– Commemorative photographs. 

Further guest can be added for a small fee per person. 

Available from £250 + VAT. 

Club 1895 Lounge

The Club 1895 Lounge, situated in the Main Stand, is the perfect way to enjoy hospitality and mingle with like-minded businesses and supporters.

You can watch the game preparations in the comfort of a pitch-view restaurant, a venue focussed on providing the best match day experience for fans and businesses alike.

The package includes:

– Three-course meal.

– Half-time refreshments.

– Match day programme for each guest.

– Team sheets.

– Live matches shown on a large projector screen.

– Seating inside and outside.

– Executive bar.

– Reserved car parking.

We have worked hard to create a package that delivers everything that you could want. Situated in our Main Stand, Club 1895 celebrates The Glovers and our beginnings back in 1895 through to the present day.

Available from £50 per person. 

For further information regarding these opportunities, please contact Mark – MRobinson@ytfc.net – 01935 847 888 – 07742 419 467 

FIXTURES | Coach travel to Aldershot Town

For the first time since March 2020, Yeovil Town fans can support the Glovers on the road as Darren Sarll’s side travel to Hampshire on Bank Holiday Monday. 

The Green & Whites supporters club will be once again running away coach travel, departing Huish Park at 10:45am.

Full information is as follows: 

£19 adults

£17 concessions

+£2 for all non-members

To book, contact Paul via – 07736044570

Supporters can purchase tickets in advance from Aldershot’s website, click HERE to purchase. 

SIGNING | Adi Yussuf bolsters goalscoring ranks

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce the signing of Adi Yussuf on a free transfer following his release from Blackpool. 

An experienced forward, Yussuf has enjoyed spells in the Football League and possesses a prolific record at National League level, especially with Solihull Moors where he netted 26 goals across two seasons with the club.

Last season, whilst contracted to Blackpool, the 29-year-old spent the season on loan in the National League with both Wrexham & Chesterfield, finding the back of the net on eight occasions.

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A full international, Yussuf has represented his native Tanzania on two occasions, making his debut in 2019 against Zimbabwe in Cairo, Egypt.

Despite being primarily a no.9, Yussuf has many strings to his bow, and can operate across a forward line on either flank.

Speaking to ytfc.net after signing, Yussuf said; “I’m really excited, I can’t wait to play in front of all the fans.  

“We’ve got a good squad here that should be competing so I’m looking forward to it,” added the front man.  

“The gaffer (Darren Sarll) was in contact a few weeks ago and we’ve spoken throughout the summer, he was really good to me and now I’m finally here!” 

 When asked about how he would describe himself as a player, Yussuf said; “I like to score goals, put myself about and work hard.  

“Just doing what I need to do for the team.”  

Welcome to Somerset, Adi!  

VACANCY | Chartered Physiotherapist/Sports Therapist

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/Sports Therapist to lead the Medical and Sports Science Department.

Please email 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 

The application form for this role is available below:

The full job description can be viewed below:

TICKETS | Trip to Aldershot

Tickets for Yeovil Town’s trip to Aldershot Town on Bank Holiday Monday (30th August, 3pm) are now available.

Our last trip with supporters to the Ebb was a memorable one, as goals from Jimmy Smith, Rhys Murphy and Myles Hippolyte sealed a 1-3 victory. 

For more information and to purchase your tickets, click HERE.

CLUB NEWS | Sonny Blu Lo-Everton’s history with Darren Sarll

Despite being just 18-years-old, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton and Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll have a long-standing relationship in football.

Prior to taking the reins at Huish Park, the boss was academy manager at Premier League side, Watford.

Whilst heading up the academy at Vicarage Road, Sarll first encountered our latest addition on his first day at the club, whilst the then 15-year-old was on work experience.
Speaking to Adam Leventhal from the Athletic in 2019, Sarll reminisced on his first encounter with Lo-Everton; “This kid walked in with a four-barrelled name.

“I remember after the third run of six I said to him ‘Come out, you’ve done enough, that’s enough for you.

 “He refused. He said ‘No, no, no I want to do what they’re doing.’”

Despite not even kicking a ball in front of Sarll, the boss took a liking to Lo-Everton almost instantly.

“Straight away he endeared himself to me, because at 15 he gave a grown-up answer — a big boy answer.”

“He had his trainers on, and I hadn’t seen him kick a ball, but you get a scent of anticipation when you get a young player like that who reacts so maturely, so I was looking forward to seeing this lad with the ball at his feet.”

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As the youngster developed, Lo-Everton became a key component in the Watford youth sides, most notably for the Watford U18’s who enjoyed a heroic run in the FA Youth Cup, with both Sarll and Lo-Everton heavily involved.

Still only 18, the Watford youngster now links up with Sarll again to continue his development into the men’s game.

“We’ve got a good bunch of lads here, and with the Gaffers’ sessions, it’s been enjoyable!”, said Blu-Everton after his loan deal was confirmed.

“I think he (Sarll), brings the best out of me, he’s great to work under.

“Where’d I’d played against Yeovil for Wealdstone, the club have said they like me, and need a player like that.

“From there he (Sarll) was straight on the phone to my agent!”

Lo-Everton will be looking to make his first competitive start for Town in two weeks’ time as King’s Lynn Town visit Huish Park, for tickets click HERE.

TRANSFER | Sonny Blu Lo-Everton joins on loan

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce the signing of Sonny Blu Lo-Everton on loan from Watford until 15th January.

Already possessing National League experience with Wealdstone, the exciting attacker can play across the all the forward positions.

Last season with the Stones, Sonny made four appearances in the National League, scoring twice.

A familiar face to Darren Sarll, the youngster spent time with the boss as a 16-year-old, whilst he was academy manager at Watford F.C.

Just over two years on, Sarll & Sonny link-up once again, but this time in Somerset.

Speaking to ytfc.net after signing, our latest addition said; “It feels great. We’ve got a good bunch of lads here, and with the Gaffers’ sessions, it’s been enjoyable!

“I think he (Sarll), brings the best out of me, he’s great to work under.

“I can’t wait to play under the fans at Huish Park, it will be unreal!”

During his time at the Vale, the 18-year-old caught the eye playing against Town, coming on as a substitute and providing a creative spark, a performance which became the catalyst for his loan move to Huish Park; “Where’d I’d played against Yeovil for Wealdstone, the club have said they like me, and need a player like that.

“From there he was straight on the phone to my agent!”

Welcome to Somerset, Sonny!

TICKETS | Final week for season ticket renewals

One week remains to renew

Existing Yeovil Town season ticket holders have just one week to secure their existing seat and renew for the 21/22 season. 

Renewals are available until 4pm on 9th August 2021, and there are multiple ways you can renew. 

How to buy:

Purchasing your season ticket is easier than ever. Supporters have three options:

Purchase via form and either drop it off to Huish Park or email to ticketoffice@ytfc.net – download the form HERE.

Purchase in person via the Huish Park ticket office. (Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm)

Over the phone by calling the ticket office on 01935 847888. (Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm)

Price Table:

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Benefits:

Season ticket holders can enjoy a host of additional benefits on top of the best value for watching the Glovers in action at Huish Park:

  • Priority booking on Cup and play-off matches
  • 10% discount in the Club Store
  • Free shirt included with all children’s tickets

Season ticket holders from last season who are yet to decide on their refund option can do so on the season ticket renewal form, attached above.