Month: November 2021

TICKET NEWS | ‘Run In Season Cards’ now available

‘Run In’ cards, which give access to the final ten home games of the season are now available to purchase from Huish Park.

These tickets will become active from the Wrexham game on the 22nd of January, but can be purchased now in time for Christmas!

This means you’ll have access to these fixtures:

Wrexham – 22nd January

Solihull Moors – 5th February

Dagenham & Redbridge – 19th February

Grimsby – 12th March

Bromley – 22nd March

Southend – 26th March

Aldershot – 15th April

Stockport – 23rd April

Wealdstone – 2nd May

Boreham Wood – 7th May

Prices for the cards are as follows:

SEATED

ADULT – £160

SENIOR / MILITARY -£130

16-23 – £90

Under 16 – £35

Under 12 – £25

STANDING

ADULT – £120

SENIOR / MILITARY – £100

16-23 – £90

Under 16 – £35

Under 12 – 25

To purchase a ‘Run In’ card, supporters will need to call 01935 847 888 or come in to the club shop (10am-4pm weekdays). These will not be sold on match days due to increased demand in the club shop and ticket office. The Cards will remain on sale until the Friday before the Wrexham game.

Adult supporters can save up to £50 in purchasing this package, so why wait? Purchase yours from Huish Park now!

MATCH PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town will look to extend their unbeaten run on the road against Wrexham on Tuesday evening.

A fixture that was originally stated to be played on the opening weekend of the season, the clash in North Wales was pushed back due to COVID-19 infections within the Yeovil camp.

Both sides come into the fixture in good form, with Wrexham having climbed into a play-off spot last weekend with a victory over Bromley.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking after Yeovil Town’s draw with Dover, Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll said; “The great thing about this group is that they learn. It’s all about processes and progression. Today they’ve played in the worst conditions I’ve had here (Huish Park), in two and a half years.

“We didn’t get beaten, and we’ve probably overachieved this month. We shouldn’t be too disappointed, we’ve taken a point, we haven’t lost the game and showed good character second half.”

Team news

Sarll will be without a number of players for Tuesday night’s trip to North Wales. Jack Robinson remains unavailable following an injury he picked up in Town’s victory over Yate. Despite Reuben Reid returning to training, our cup clash with Stevenage has been targeted as his return date by the boss.

Joe Quigley remains unavailable after the knock he took against Dagenham & Redbridge, whilst Mark Little continues his recovery from his long-term injury.

Winger Tom Knowles was unable to continue against Dover, and will be a doubt for Tuesday night.

Have we met before

Since dropping back into the National League, Yeovil Town have endured mixed fortunes against the Red Dragons.

In Sarll’s first season, the two sides played out a memorable 3-3 draw, with Rhys Murphy hitting a hat-trick. In February 2020, the Glovers final home fixture before the COVID-19 lockdown, Yeovil were the 3-0 victors.

Last season, Tuesday’s hosts enjoyed success in the fixture, winning both games against the green and whites.

A foot in the opposition camp

Wrexham have been the most widely spoken about team in the National League this season, and it hasn’t been for what’s happened on the pitch. The club are now owned by Hollywood A-Lister Ryan Reynolds, alongside fellow actor Rob McElhenney.

The investment from the big names has seen big changes at the Racecourse Ground, with players such as Ben Tozer and Paul Mullin dropping down the divisions to play National League football.

Despite the big names, Wrexham have not flown to the top of the National League table as expected, currently sitting in 7th place.

Tickets

Tickets for the National League clash must be purchased in advance, purchase yours from HERE.

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town 1 – 1 Dover Athletic

Yeovil Town were held to a draw by bottom of the league Dover Athletic at Huish Park.

After the visitors took an early lead, Town struggled to gain a significant foothold on the game.

The second half saw an improvement from the Glovers, and a header by Adi Yussuf with fifteen to play secured a point.

Darren Sarll made just one change to the side which beat Bromley on Tuesday evening. Dale Gorman returned to the side following his suspension, with Sonny Blu Lo-Everton making way for him.

Looking to start fast once again, it was the visiting Dover side that did just that. With the wind in their favour, TJ Bramble’s cross caught Grant Smith off-guard with just two minutes on the clock as he struggled to claim the ball and palmed it into the back of the net.

During the first-half, the Glovers chances were limited to set-pieces, with Dale Gorman forcing a save with his driven effort from 30-yards-out on the 20 minute mark.

The visitors continued to test Town on the break, and required a heroic block from Dan Moss to keep the score within one.

In truth, the visitors deserved their lead at the break, but the second half saw Yeovil turn their pressure up a notch.

Just two minutes into the half, Gorman’s corner caused havoc, and after being hacked off the line once, Wilkinson headed back onto goal and saw his effort headed clear.

In games gone by this season, Yeovil have had great success on the break this season. Just after the hour mark, Knowles & Wakefield combined on a fast breakaway, with that latter wining a corner following his dangerous delivery. From the resulting corner, the ball went wide to Barnett who played in Lo-Everton who forced a save from a tight angle.

As the half grew on, Knowles’ threat increased, his long-throw eventually fell to Staunton who poked his effort wide.

With fifteen minutes to go, Yussuf had the ball in the back of the net after flicking the ball home, however he was just fractionally offside.

Yet, just one minute later, the Glovers found a way to level the affair. Jordan Barnett’s hooked delivery was seemingly flicked on by Yussuf (despite debate from Barnett himself who felt he got the final touch), and the ball found its way into the back of the net.

In the dying embers, Yeovil Town were dealt an injury blow as Knowles was dropped by a Dover player onto his head, and unable to continue.

Despite a late bombardment from the ten-man Glovers, the visitors held firm and ensured the points were shared.

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

Bookings: Yussuf

Subs not used: Evans, Haste

FIXTURE NEWS | Southend confirmed for January trip

Yeovil Town will travel to Southend United after the turn of the year, with a date confirmed for January 11th 2022 (7:45pm).

The original fixture was supposed to be played next weekend, but due to the Glovers’ involvement in the FA Cup, the fixture has now got a new date.

Yeovil have not met Southend since 2017, when an Otis Khan penalty knocked out then League One Southend from the FA Cup.

Ticket details for the fixture will be confirmed in due course.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Dover Athletic

Yeovil Town return to home comforts on Saturday afternoon as bottom of the table Dover visit Huish Park (3pm).

After back-to-back victories on the road, Town will be full of confidence going into the National League clash.

Dover, despite being winless this campaign, have pushed a number of teams down to the wire this season, and will be hoping to find a way to win in Somerset.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking on Friday morning, Sarll said, “My group won’t be complacent, absolutely not. We know exactly where we are, and what we have to do.

We need to ensure that we prepare like we have done, with diligence, with respect to our opponent. I have masses of respect for Andy Hessenthaler (Dover manager), he was a brilliant player. We shared a similar mentor figure in Glenn Roeder.

“You can never take anything easy against one of his teams. He just doesn’t allow it in his character.”

Team news

Speaking this week, Sarll confirmed that top scorer Joe Quigley will be out until at least Christmas after taking a knock to his knee against his former side Dagenham & Redbridge.

However, Town will soon be boosted by the return of Reuben Reid, who is targeting a return against Stevenage.

Mark Little and Mitch Rose remain unavailable due to existing injuries.

On the suspension front, Yeovil Town will have Dale Gorman available once again after sitting out on Tuesday evening against Bromley.

Have we met before

Last season saw the two sides meet twice before Dover had the results expunged, once in the league, and before that in the FA Cup.

The FA Cup clash was a thriller to be remembered, after Yeovil Town built a two goal lead approaching the interval, two quick fire goals in return from Dover saw the sides go into the break level. A second half Joe Quigley header was later cancelled out, and it took heroics from Adam Smith in the shootout to secure passage to the FA Cup first round for the Glovers.

In Dover’s final game before their season came to an end, the Whites travelled to Huish Park and fell to a 3-1 defeat. After taking a first half lead, Quigley pegged them back moments before the interval. The second half saw substitute Rhys Murphy strike along with Quigley who added his second of the afternoon. The towering forward would’ve been disappointed not to leave with the match ball after having a late penalty saved.

A foot in the opposition camp

Sarll has always been highly complimentary of Andy Hessenthaler who untaking the unenviable task of Dover manager, as his side began the season with heavy fines and a -12 points deduction.

Hessenthaler himself, like Sarll had a close relationship with Premier League icon Glenn Roeder who sadly passed earlier this year. He has been in charge of the Whites since 2018, when he replaced Chris Kinnear.

Within the Dover squad, the man to look out for is Ricky Miller, a name notable in non-league circles for his clinical goal record during his first spell at the Crabble. Across two seasons, Miller struck 60 league goals, earning him a move to League One Peterborough in 2017.

After not quite hitting the heights he did with Dover, he returned to Kent this Summer, but is yet to score in the National League this season.

Tickets

Tickets for Saturday’s game can be purchased from the Yeovil Town online ticket office until midday on match day.

Following this, they can be purchased in person from the ticket office, however this is subject to a small price increase.

LOTTERY | Week 43

The draw has been made:

1st           £100       Mr & Mrs Ludgate

2nd        £ 50        Mrs Herridge

3rd           £ 25        Mr Boon

CLUB NEWS | Over £2,000 raised from Poppy Shirt sales

After the auction period ended on Wednesday afternoon, we’re delighted to announce that we have raised £2,461 for the Poppy Appeal.

The winners of each shirt will have been contacted by email to arrange collection or delivery of the shirts.

Funds raised will now be donated to the Poppy Appeal, who continue to support the armed forces community with the outstanding engagement they do. For more information on the Poppy Appeal, click HERE.

MATCH REPORT | Bromley 1 – 2 Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town’s unbeaten run continued at the expense of Bromley who just couldn’t match the work ethic of the Glovers in South London.

Two stunning goals from Tom Knowles and Charlie Wakefield will be the ever-lasting memory for Yeovil fans, but it was a heroic performance at the back, with Yeovil seemingly first to every second ball.

Darren Sarll was forced to make one change to the side which beat Dagenham & Redbridge, with Dale Gorman suspended, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton returned to the fold. Joe Quigley was a notable absentee from the substitutes bench.

Looking to make his opportunity count, Lo-Everton had Town’s first effort on goal in the eighth minute. After working the ball around well, the Watford loanee worked room for himself on the edge of the box and fired into Cousins’ gloves.

Surprisingly the Bromley defence often allowed Yeovil room at the edge of the box, and it did not take long for Knowles to capitalise on this. Following excellent pressure from Lo-Everton, former Glover Omar Sowumni lost the ball to Knowles who hammered the ball into the bottom corner from. 20-yards-out.

The goal woke the hosts up, with George Alexander a continued thorn in the Yeovil side. On the half hour mark, he saw the ball fly narrowly wide after getting a knick on Sowumni’s flick on.

With just minutes of the half remaining, the hosts were given a golden opportunity to level from the spot after a push in the box. Cheek stepped up and emphatically placed the ball into the top corner.

Not deflated by the equaliser, Town thrust the game straight back onto Bromley. A long ball from Smith was brought down by Wakefield who found himself with similar space to what Knowles had for the first goal, and just like his opposite winger, he beat Cousins all ends up to give Sarll’s side a deserved lead at the break.

Not sitting on their advantage, Yeovil were the side that looked most likely to score in the early stages of the second half.

Just moments before the hour mark, Luke Wilkinson’s close range free-kick left Cousins stranded, but struck the crossbar, a despite endeavour from Dan Moss and Josh Staunton, the ball eventually bounced wide.

As the game grew on, the hosts began to pile on the pressure, but only forced one save from Grant Smith, who acrobatically clawed the ball out the goal following a Bromley corner.

Ultimately, it was a throughly deserved victory for Yeovil, who ended Bromley’s unbeaten run on their patch.

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

Bookings: Moss, Williams

Subs not used: Evans, Haste

CLUB NEWS | Poppy Shirt bid update (23rd November)

The latest round of bids are in for the Yeovil Town poppy shirts. 

Currently the highest bid for each shirt is as follows:

Smith £100

Barnett £150

Hunt £80

Wilkinson £250

Worthington £80

Gorman £75

Quigley £100

Knowles £125

Williams£80

Bradley £50

Lo-Everton £75

Wakefield £200

Moss £90

Yussuf £120

Staunton £150

Framed shirt £300

Bidding will close tomorrow at midday, to place a bid for one of these shirts, please email info@ytfc.net with the name and number of players shirt they wish to purchase alongside the bid amount. 

There are no bids on Evans’ shirt, we also now have shirts printed for Toby Stephens and Jack Robinson available to bid on.

LOAN WATCH | Toby Stephens makes Hemel debut

After signing on loan on Friday afternoon, Toby Stephens was sent straight into action a day later for Hemel Hempstead.

In a home clash against top of the league Dartford, Hemel who are managed by former Glovers youth coach Mark Jones, fell to a narrow 3-2 defeat. A Tyrique Hyde double and Ade Azzez spot kick was the difference as the 17th placed Tudors pushed the high-flyers all the way.

The Yeovil youngster played for 77 minutes on his debut before being substituted. Stephens will have another opportunity to impress next Saturday as Hemel host Stourbridge in FA Trophy action.

Onto the next one, Toby!

MATCH PREVIEW | Bromley – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town will look to extend their unbeaten run with a trip to Hayes Lane to face Bromley on Tuesday evening (7:45pm).

After a victory on Saturday against Dagenham & Redbridge, the Glovers have to now face another in-form team from the capital.

Bromley, managed by Andy Woodman, are unbeaten in the National League since September and currently sit in fourth place, with a game in hand on the teams around them.

Darren Sarll thoughts

Speaking after Saturday’s victory over Dagenham, Sarll said, “They’ve got a real togetherness and tightness in their relationships (the players).

“It does help that they’re all pretty much 21-24 years old. The senior players are really leading them well at the minute.

“While we were doing well, to get (Luke) Wilkinson back is a boost, and to hopefully have Reuben (Reid) back training with us on Monday, it will be another massive boost to us.”

Team news

In last week’s press conference, Sarll said he was hopeful that Reuben Reid will return to training on Monday, however Tuesday night’s game may come too soon for a place in the match day squad.

The Glovers will certainly be without Dale Gorman who picked up a suspension for his fifth National League yellow card of the season.

Have we met before?

Recent trips to Hayes Lane have brought happy memories for Yeovil Town fans. Since dropping back into the National League, Yeovil Town are unbeaten on the road against Bromley.

In Darren Sarll’s first season, a late Rhys Murphy goal secured a point for the Glovers in November 2019.

Last season saw Town travel to Hayes Lane on two occasions, the first came in the FA Cup as Gabby Rogers extra time strike secured passage to the FA Cup second round.

In December 2020, the Glovers secured their first National League win of the season against Bromley as both Murphy and Joe Quigley struck in first half.

A foot in the opposition camp

After an almost ten year association with the club, Bromley parted ways with Neil Smith in early 2021, he was replaced by former Arsenal and Newcastle goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman.

Under his stewardship, he has seen Bromley climb to fourth in the National League, and could go within a point of top spot if they win their game in hand.

In the centre of the Raven’s defence stand two familiar faces, Omar Sowumni and Byron Webster are both formerly of Yeovil Town. Webster is unavailable due to suspension, but Sowumni will be desperate to prove a point against his former employers.

Tickets

Tickets for Tuesday night’s game MUST be purchased in advance. For more information and to purchase, head to the Bromley ticketing website linked HERE.

INTERVIEW | Sarll rates first-half performance amongst his best

Darren Sarll has said he felt Yeovil Town’s first half performance against Dagenham & Redbridge was one of the best during his tenure at the club. 

Despite waiting almost 45 minutes for the opening goal, Sarll’s side controlled proceedings throughout, holding firm when the Daggers attacked, and creating a number of chances at the other end. 

Speaking following the conclusion of the game, the boss said, “I thought first half in particular, we were really good. That first half performance is right up there with the best in my time here, that’s how good I thought we were. 

“I thought (Charlie) Wakefield was really threatening, (Tom) Knowles and Adi (Yussuf) cause chaos, absolute chaos. 

“We look controlled and settled at the moment, which is nice. We come in with their sending off, and it becomes really horrible and uncomfortable to watch when you don’t finish games off.” 

The hosts were reduced to ten men just before the break as Elliott Johnson received his marching orders for a heavy challenge on Dan Moss, and despite a man advantage, the Glovers we unable to extend their lead in the second half, with the hosts cranking up the pressure in the closing stages.

You can really see what type of side we are, because when we play against ten men, we struggle to retain the ball, we need those periods to be a little bit longer. When you’re in the lead, what that will do is take the sting out the game. It means you can breathe, get control, get territory, those things are really important.

“I must say though, I thought Jordan Barnett & (Dan) Moss at full-back were our best players by a mile. Their defending 1v1, against some good players, whilst being isolated, it was magnificent.”

It’s straight back to business for the Glovers, with another trip within the M25 on the horizon against in-form Bromley at Hayes Lane. 

MATCH REPORT | Dagenham & Redbridge 0 – 1 Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town held firm to secure a tight victory on the road against Dagenham & Redbridge.

Paul McCallum’s first half stoppage time own goal was the difference for the Glovers, but Yeovil utterly deserved their lead.

Despite being reduced to ten men, Dagenham threw the kitchen sink at Town, but the backline held firm to keep a clean sheet against the league’s top scorers at home.

Darren Sarll opted for an unchanged eleven after a victory against Eastleigh last time out. This meant skipper Luke Wilkinson and Josh Staunton lined up against their former side. However, Joe Quigley who is also formerly a Dagger had to settle for a substitutes birth with Adi Yussuf leading the line.

Picking up where they left against Eastleigh, Town began on the front foot, Charlie Wakefield burst behind the Daggers’ defence, and after being bundled down in the area, the referee remained unmoved.

Continuing on the front foot, after a misjudged header from a Dagenham defender, Wakefield was clean through but his effort only found Elliot Justham’s gloves.

The hosts grew into the game, but in truth did little to offer goal threat, being restricted to headers from set-pieces.

In the closing stages of the half, Yeovil Town ended in the ascendency and got their just rewards. Tom Knowles’ long-throw evaded everyone and as Paul McCallum adjusted to clear, he flicked the ball beyond Justham to give Town the lead.

With just seconds to go in half, Elliott Johnson received his marching orders for a heavy challenge on Knowles.

The second half saw Town start brightly once again. An incisive breakaway in the 52nd minute freed Knowles who forced a corner with his driven effort.

Ten minutes later, Wakefield found his opposite winger Knowles who hammered an effort goalbound, forcing a save from Justham.

As the half grew on, Dagenham began chasing the game. In the 73rd minute, McCallum found room and rose highest at the back post, but his header did little to trouble Grant Smith.

However, despite lumping the ball into the box on every occasion, Grant Smith was rarely tested with Max Hunt and Luke Wilkinson heading almost every ball out of the box.

It was that defensive resilience that saw the Glovers through to a hard-fought victory on the road.

Yeovil Town: Smith; Moss, Wilkinson, Hunt, Barnett; Staunton, Worthington, Gorman; Knowles, Wakefield, Yussuf.

Bookings: Gorman, Barnett

Subs not used: Evans, Bradley, Williams, Quigley, Lo-Everton

TRANSFER | Toby Stephens departs on a short-term loan deal

Yeovil Town youngster Toby Stephens has joined National League South side Hemel Hempstead on a one-month loan deal.

A graduate of the Yeovil Town academy, Toby Stephens has travelled with the squad for the majority of fixtures this season, but has been limited to a limited amount of substitute appearances and Somerset Premier Cup starts.

The 18-year-old will now join the National League South side on a temporary basis, hoping for a consistent run of first team football.

Commenting on the youngsters loan departure, first team manager Darren Sarll said, “Despite our small squad size, I believe it’s fundamental for Toby’s development, that the young man gets some minutes within a first team environment.

“He’s going to be playing one league below us, so it’s a good standard and learning experience for him which we will both reap the rewards from.”

Good luck, Toby!

CLUB NEWS | Poppy Shirt bid update (19th November)

The first round of bids are in for the Yeovil Town poppy shirts.

Currently the highest bid for each shirt is as follows:

Smith – £80

Moss – £55

Barnett – £150

Wilkinson – £250

Staunton £150

Williams – £80

Gorman – £75

Knowles £125

Wakefield – £200

Quigley – £100

Yussuf – £103

Framed signed shirt – £100

All other waiting for opening bid of £50

These are: Max Hunt, Matt Worthington, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, Max Evans and Alex Bradley.

To place a bid for one of these shirts, please email info@ytfc.net with the name and number of players shirt they wish to purchase alongside the bid amount.

The auction will close on Wednesday, 24th November at midday.

TICKETS | Boxing Day trip to Torquay United

Tickets Yeovil Town’s trip to Torquay United are now available.

All tickets for the festive fixture must be purchased in advance, with no tickets available via the turnstiles on a match day.

To purchase your tickets for the clash, click HERE.

Ticket prices:

Standing:

Adult: £16.00

Concessions: £14.00

U18’s: £10.00

U7’s: free

Seated:

Adult: £18.00

Concessions: £16.00

U18’s: £10.00

U7’s: free

TICKETS | Secure your seat for Wrexham away

Tickets for Yeovil Town’s trip to Wrexham are now available to purchase from our online ticket office.

These tickets MUST be purchased in advance as there will be NO sales made on the day of the game.

To purchase your tickets, click HERE.

Ticket prices:

Adult – £20.00

Senior/U21 – £15.00

U18 – £8.00

U11 – £5.00

PREVIEW | Dagenham & Redbridge – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town will be hoping to continue their strong vein of form with a trip to Dagenham & Redbridge this Saturday (3pm).

Holding the best defensive record on the road in the National League this season (5 goals conceded), the Glovers face the side which has scored the most goals at home in Dagenham (22 scored).

For the hosts, confidence will be sky high following a 4-1 thrashing of Maidenhead United, where former Yeovil player Angelo Balanta struck a hat-trick.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Sarll said; “You never know what way games are going to turn in these divisions. All the way up into the Championship, we all say the same thing, you can never really forecast the performance levels.

” They (Dagenham), have done very well this year. Last year, I think I backed them quite heavily, but Daryl (McMahon) had quite a lot of problems with injuries, but they finished strong. So it will be a tough game.”

Team news

The only injury doubts for Saturday’s game are Reuben Reid, Mitch Rose and Mark Little.

Reid is the closest to a return, with Sarll confirming he is likely to return to first team training on Monday.

Matt Worthington, Charlie Wakefield and Tom Knowles were all substituted against Eastleigh with slight knocks but all are okay for Saturday’s game.

A foot in the opposition camp

Dagenham have been boosted by the return of star striker Paul McCallum who needs no introduction to non-league football fans. After a five-game suspension for a sending off against Wealdstone, McCallum will be chomping at the bit to be involved.

Managed by Daryl McMahon, who has already tasted one promotion within the non-league pyramid, leading Ebbsfleet United to a National League South play-off victory in 2017.

Have we met before

In last season’s encounters with the Daggers, Yeovil Town were unbeaten in the two fixtures between the sides.

An early season clash in East London saw Luke Wilkinson sent off against his former club and his defensive partner Lee Collins forced off with an injury, so a valiant effort from Albi Skendi and Josh Staunton at the back saw Yeovil earn a point on the road.

After over 180 minutes of waiting for a goal between the two sides, the February encounter at Huish Park saw Tom Knowles wrap a last minute free-kick into the top corner to secure three points for Yeovil Town.

Tickets

Tickets for Yeovil Town’s game against Dagenham & Redbridge tomorrow afternoon are only available to purchase advance. There will be no ticket sales on the day of the game.

To purchase your tickets, click HERE.

NATIONAL LEAGUE | Premier League New Funding

The following statement has been issued by the National League, not by Yeovil Town F.C:

The National League Board is delighted to receive news from the Premier League of fresh Covid Impact Funding to assist all our member Clubs.

This additional funding forms part of the Exclusion Order agreement with Government relating to the three-year renewal of the Premier League’s UK live and non-live broadcast rights. 

The League will receive an additional £5m funding over the next four seasons; with £2m this season in recognition of the extra pressure on Clubs due to the pandemic with an additional £1m for each of the following 3 seasons. This is totally new funding and as stated, arises from the agreement referred to in the previous paragraph.

The National League Board has met to consider the immediate distribution of this additional £2m funding and decided that this should be divided as 50% to Step 1 and 50% to Step 2.

National League Chairman Jack Pearce said: “The National League has been in regular discussion with the Premier League and other football organisations to discuss funding throughout the game.  This latest announcement is brilliant news for National League clubs for which we, as a Competition, are extremely grateful. 

“We welcome this new funding which comes after the Premier League assisted with the provision of valuable financial support during the pandemic that was crucial to the livelihood of clubs. The impact of COVID-19 was particularly severe at our level of the game and this new commitment is a timely boost which will aid clubs in their recovery and enable them to plan for the future.”

The NL Board are extremely grateful to our Chairman Jack Pearce for his assistance with the decision makers to obtain much need support for our members club

TICKETS | FA Cup clash tickets confirmed

We are delighted to confirm that we will be offering tickets at a discounted rate for our FA Cup clash with Stevenage on the 4th December (5:30pm).

Tickets will be available for a flat price across all areas, no matter if seated or standing.

Season ticket holders will have their seats held until close of play Monday 29th, following this they will be made available on general sale.

Similarly to the previous FA Cup fixture against Weymouth, season ticket holders can claim their ticket by logging into their account on our ticketing site at the top right corner of the page, please ensure you use the email registered to your season ticket.

The club advise supporters to purchase online where possible. If you wish to purchase in person, please visit the club shop during the week.

Ticket prices:

Adults – £12

Seniors/ Miltary / 16-23 – £6

Under 16s – £2

FIXTURE NEWS | FA Cup opponents confirmed

Yeovil Town’s FA Cup opponents were confirmed last night as League Two side Stevenage overcame MK Dons to secure passage to the second round.

A Luke Norris penalty deep into extra time ensured Darren Sarll’s former side would travel to Huish Park on the 4th December.

The FA Cup second round clash will be televised live on BBC Two & iPlayer, this means kick-off will be at the later time of 5:30pm.

We will be offering discounted ticket rates for this fixture, these will be confirmed once tickets are on sale.

CLUB NEWS | Poppy shirts now open to bids

Proudly in partnership with the Royal British Legion, Yeovil Town will be auctioning match-worn shirts from Saturday’s victory over Eastleigh.

For the fixture, Darren Sarll’s squad each wore shirts with the RBL poppy embroidered on the front.

The match-worn shirts are now available to bid for with all proceeds going to the Poppy Appeal.

Alongside the match-worn shirts, there’s a framed shirt, signed by the first team squad open for bidding. 

Fans can bid by emailing info@ytfc.net, with the name and number of players shirt they wish to purchase alongside the bid amount. 

Bids must start at £50 per shirt and P&P will be extra should you require it.

We will issue updates on our website across the auction period with updates on the highest bid. The auction will close on Wednesday, 24th November at midday.

Good luck!

The shirts available: 

  • Framed shirt signed by the entire first team squad

Starting XI 

1. Grant Smith 

22. Dan Moss 

6. Luke Wilkinson 

5. Max Hunt 

3. Jordan Barnett 

32. Josh Staunton 

8. Dale Gorman 

7. Matthew Worthington 

19. Charlie Wakefield  

11. Tom Knowles  

23. Adi Yussuf 

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Used subs 

10. Joe Quigley 

13. Morgan Williams 

15. Sonny Blu Lo-Everton 

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Unused subs 

12. Max Evans 

14. Alex Bradley 

LOTTERY | Week 42

The results are in…

1st Prize    £100   Mr Ridgewell

2nd Prize    £50     Mr Wescott

3rd Prize     £25     Mrs Pitman

Private members for October 2021

10 x £100   

Mr Sibley

Mrs Custard

Mr Wrixon

Mr Horobin

Mr Abbott

Mr & Mrs Hotham

Three Counties Syndicate

Mr Parry

Mrs Spurway

Mr Rogers

INJURY NEWS | Jack Robinson out for 4-6 weeks

Yeovil Town will be without Middlesbrough loanee Jack Robinson for four to six weeks due to an injury sustained in our FA Cup clash with Yate.

Since signing on loan, the 20-year-old has made 11 apps in all competitions, and scored in the fixture against Yate which saw him pick up an injury.

Speaking after Saturday’s victory, Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll confirmed the extent of the injury; “Unfortunately last week Jack Robinson caught a cross on the end of his toes and opened his ligaments up.

“I would have thought he’d be at least four to six weeks away. He’s been brilliant for us, obviously we wish him a speedy recovery as we’d like him back.”

The Glovers’ hard-fought victory over Eastleigh saw a number of players pick up war wounds, meaning Sarll was forced into a number of substitutions.

“All of them (the substituted players), were injuries. Charlie Wakefield came off after he was struggling with a dead leg at half-time. He did try to carry on, but when a player is running like he’s got a stone in their shoe, it’s normally a sore one.

“Matthew (Worthington) was the same, Knowlesy (Tom Knowles) was similar too, he’d just been down injured, so we whipped him off.

“I thought those three were excellent. Wakefield has been an outstanding signing.

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town U18’s 0-1 Torquay United U18’s

The Young Glovers fall to a narrow 1-0 defeat and suffer injury woes against the Young Gulls in their latest South West Counties Youth League match.

Yeovil returned home for the first time since early October to take on Torquay who sat just a point ahead of them in the league table. Having seen a crop of youngsters line up and perform well for the first team in the midweek Somerset Premier Cup win over Larkhall Athletic, the Young Glovers had to shuffle the side with Borges (ankle injury) and Haste (illness) watching from the side-lines and Deemer and Andrews unavailable. There was also a debut for striker and former academy player Connor Bent.

The game began at a frenetic pace with chances at either end. A Bent header dropped narrowly wide following an excellent cross from Hunter at right back before Lye made a tremendous block at the other end to deny the Gulls striker. After a good spell of attacking football from Yeovil culminated in a Sheppard-Cozens free kick which drifted just wide, it was Torquay who opened the scoring via a contentious penalty decision. Lye went to deal with a cross from the left but saw his waist high footed clearance catch the stooping striker in the head resulting in a booking and coolly converted penalty, 1-0. The striker was clearly caught and had to leave the field of play, but other than opt not to deal with the ball it was hard to see what else the defender could do.

Yeovil arguably fashioned the better chances as the half wore on with a smart break from Benjani Jr. teeing up Bent whose shot went just wide. Skipper Graziano then tried his luck from distance before a Benjani snap shot was punched clear by the visiting keeper. Torquay enjoyed attacking spells of their own and a smart spin and drive from the right side zipped narrowly over. Entering the final minutes of the half, Finlay Skiverton had an initial shot saved before his second effort was deflected behind. The Glovers suffered an injury blow from the resulting corner when midfielder Sheppard-Cozens was forced off with a head injury. Returning striker John took the field in his place and the half ended with another near miss as the impressive Bent went on a driving run down the left, sending in a cross which just evaded the advancing Skiverton.  

Torquay seized the initiative in the early passage of play in the second half, and the Glovers were indebted to a goal-line clearance from Dyer and then a well-timed tackle from Lye as the Gulls burst forward. At around the 60th minute the home side were to suffer a further setback when goalkeeper Smalley made a reflex save from a shot from distance but seemed to inure his knee in the follow up play and had to leave the field. Unable to field a substitute keeper, Lye was forced to go between the sticks and Aidan Skiverton came into central defence in his place.

Head Coach Mark Challen was having to encourage his depleted side from the side lines and would have been encouraged by some resolute defending from his back line. A unit now largely made up of schoolboys put in a positive performance; of particular note was Dyer, who made another outstanding block in the box and Armstrong, a centre back playing left back, who was full of industry and endeavour. 

Yeovil were however struggling to work the keeper at the other end, and their plight was made harder when Graziano was forced off with a calf injury; the skipper was replaced in midfield by McAlastair. Challen made a string of substitutions to try and mix things up as Bateson and Sutton were given valuable minutes on the pitch with Benjani sent further forward and Finlay Skiverton dropping into midfield to try and shore things up and offer something different from a deeper role.  

As the match drew to a close, both teams had gilt edged chances. Torquay’s number 9, who was a handful all morning, went on a marauding run into the box but was finally checked by the Yeovil backline. Yeovil then put together their best attacking move of the match with some nice interplay between Finlay Skiverton and Hunter down the right helping to set up Bent, whose low shot went just wide of the far post. 

Not the result the Young Glovers were hoping for and a growing injury list which will surely test the squad in the weeks to come. 

Team: 1 – Smalley, 2 – Hunter, 3 – Armstrong, 5 – Dyer, 6 – Lye, 7 – Benjani Jr, 8 – Sheppard-Cozens, 9 – F Skiverton, 10 – Bent, 11 – Alden, 14 – Graziano ©   Subs: 15 – John, 16 – A Skiverton, 18 – McAlastair 19 – Bateson and 20 – Sutton.

Next Saturday (20th November) sees a friendly fixture at home against Youth Alliance side, Forest Green Rovers. Check the twitter account @ytfcacademy for further details in due course.

On a side note, there has been plenty to celebrate in recent weeks within the U18s and EDPD set-up. Competing as Yeovil College in the South West Regionals 7-a-side tournament, a team made up of core players from the U18s squad went unbeaten to win the competition and qualify for the College Nationals which will take place in April in Nottingham. Congratulations also to goalkeeper Callum Smalley and left back Oliver Haste who have qualified through the first phase of respective school boy and ECFA trials.  

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town 2 – 1 Eastleigh

Yeovil Town secured back-to-back National League victories at Huish Park with a 2-1 win over Eastleigh.

Tom Knowles second goal in as many games at Huish Park got Town up and running, before Eastleigh pegged Darren Sarll’s side back in the second half.

However, with 77 minutes on the clock, Yussuf hammered an effort into the top corner to ensure Yeovil secured all three points.

Sarll opted for two changes to the Yeovil Town side which beat Yate Town to advance in the Emirates FA Cup. Skipper Luke Wilkinson returned to the starting side after a long injury lay-off, he was partnered by Max Hunt who returned from suspension.

This meant Josh Staunton was able to return the midfield role he performed so well in during the early weeks of the season.

Looking to pick up where they left off, Town began the brighter of the two sides. Adi Yussuf won a free-kick in a wide area, which was delivered into the box by Jordan Barnett who almost found Luke Wilkinson charging into the box.

The opening ten minutes saw the green and whites enjoy a vast threat from Barnett’s deliveries. Following his cleared corner, the Glovers’ no. 3 hooked the ball back into the box but Staunton could not direct his headed effort on target.

On the right flank, Yeovil enjoyed similar success. Gorman’s corner caused havoc in the Eastleigh box, eventually falling to Dan Moss who forced a heroic block from an Eastleigh defender.

In the 23rd minute, a golden chance fell for Eastleigh. The visitors beat the offside trap and played the ball across goal, but somehow Tyrone Barnett could not get a touch to turn the ball beyond Grant Smith.

Knowles had to grow into the game from an attacking perspective, and forced a save from Joe McDonnell at the half an hour mark after receiving the ball from Charlie Wakefield at the edge of the box.

With just minutes to go in the half, Knowles was found in acres of space following a brilliant pass from the retuning Wilkinson. He needed no invitation to shoot and found the top corner to earn Town a deserved lead going into the break.

The opening stages of the second half saw neither side take the game by the scruff of the neck, with both sides enjoying their fair share of the ball.

A good delivery from former Glover Tom Whelan created the first chance of the half just before the hour mark, he found T.Barnett at the back post who spurned his header.

It took until the 61st minute for Yeovil to create an opening in the second half, after the ball bounced awkwardly for Yussuf, he did well to get the ball out of his feet and strike, forcing McDonnell to save down to his right.

With 69 minutes on the clock, Eastleigh levelled the affair as Harry Pritchard bundled the ball home at the far post.

However, this lead lasted less than ten minutes, with Yeovil scoring again in spectacular fashion. Substitute Quigley flicked the ball into Yussuf’s path who hammered the ball into the top corner on the half-volley to restore the Glovers’ advantage.

In the closing stages, the visitors threw bodies forward looking to salvage a point, but Yeovil stood firm, with a number of heroic blocks, most notably from Morgan Williams ensured the three points were to remain at Huish Park.

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

Bookings: Barnett, Moss, Wakefield

Subs not used: Evans, Bradley

INTERVIEW | Tom Knowles confident more goals will come

Yeovil Town wideman Tom Knowles has been pleased to see he and his teammates share the goalscoring responsibility in recent weeks.

During last weekend’s five goal haul against Yate Town, the Glovers found five different goalscorers, with Knowles himself going close to adding one for himself at the end of the first half.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s return to National League action, Knowles said; “I think certainly in the first part of the season we were reliant on (Joe) Quigley to score the goals.

“I’ve finally chipped in with one (against Woking), Chaz (Charlie Wakefield) has a few now, the more we can spread the goals out the better because we’re not just reliant on one person, everyone can chip in and make sure we’re winning games.

Despite not finding the back of the net against Yate, Knowles has found his scoring touch which evaded him in the early weeks.

The Glovers no.11 has admitted the early season was a frustrating time for him as he awaited his first goal of the campaign, however Knowles affirmed that he’s confident his return in front of goal will only improve.

“I’m quite critical of myself, and obviously last year I had a good return at the end of the season, I wanted to keep that going this season but I haven’t scored as many as I would’ve liked.

“It’s one of those things you go through as a footballer, I don’t come out of every game thinking ‘if I haven’t scored I’ve played badly,’ but obviously it’s always nice to get goals as an attacker.

I was a little frustrated with myself, but now I just need to get more consistent with my performances and the goals will come.”

To purchase a Tom Knowles, no. 11 shirt, head to the Yeovil Town online store.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Eastleigh

After securing passage in both the FA Cup and Somerset Premier Cup, Yeovil Town return to National League action on Saturday afternoon (3pm) with Eastleigh providing the opposition.

The Glovers, who come into the fixture in a positive vein of form, will be looking to leapfrog Eastleigh, who sit just three points ahead with a similar goal difference.

Saturday’s visitors have struggled on their travels this season, picking up just one win in their six away trips. Ben Strevens will be hoping he can turn around this form and apply pressure on the play-off places.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking in his press conference on Thursday afternoon, Sarll said; “We’re in good form, it’s as good as the first four games of the season. The players are playing very well.

“For me, it’s about trying to get as many players in form as possible. Right now, Matt Worthington is playing his best football for me in the last two and a half years.

(Dale) Gorman and (Josh) Staunton, have been excellent. Moss is definitely developing, especially the attacking part of his game.

“(Charlie) Wakefield and (Tom) Knowles are a threat, Adi (Yussuf) has been a real handful so we’re in good form.”

Team news

Luke Wilkinson & Morgan Williams have returned to boost Darren Sarll’s defensive options. This could see Josh Staunton move to his more familiar role in the middle of midfield.

Also boosting the backline is Max Hunt, who sat out against Yate due to the suspension that he picked up for his red card against Solihull Moors.

For the first time this season due to injury, Alex Bradley was able to play 90 minutes in the Somerset Premier Cup, he’ll be hoping to make an impact on Saturday afternoon.

In terms of the forward line, Reuben Reid is a matter of weeks away from a return after his long-term injury lay-off.

A foot in the opposition camp

Saturday’s visitors have endured a mixed start to the season, despite a strong home record, their form on the road has held the Spitfires back. Picking up just four points from six games, Eastleigh will be hoping their away form picks up at Huish Park.

The man who will be looking to mastermind a return to form is Ben Strevens, a former Eastleigh player who turned manager in 2018 after a spell as interim & assistant. Since 2018, he has led the Hampshire side to a play-off finish, however his side were not able to reach the final.

Former Glover Tom Whelan is the man to look out for in the Eastleigh camp. A dead ball specialist, Whelan will have a point to prove against his former side.

Have we met before

Town’s most memorable encounter with Eastleigh in recent years came in Sarll’s first competitive home game in charge. Courtney Duffus’ second minute strike was the difference as the boss secured his first three points in Somerset.

Last season proved more difficult, as Eastleigh did the double over the Glovers. A 3-0 defeat at Huish Park which saw Staunton suffer a season ending injury was followed up by a narrow 1-0 defeat at the Silverlake Stadium on a cold Tuesday evening.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased from the Yeovil Town ticket office website until midday on match day. Following this, tickets can be purchased in person from the ticket office.

TICKETS | Larkhall Athletic

Tickets for our Somerset Premier Cup clash with Larkhall Athletic will be available on the gate at Plain Ham (7:45pm, Weds 10th Nov).

This is Town’s second taste of county cup action this season, after comfortably defeating Bridgwater United in the first round.

A number of Yeovil Town’s first team players will be involved on Wednesday evening alongside some young talents, so why not join us in Larkhall?

Ticket prices:

Adults- £7

Concessions – £5

Accompanied under 16s – free

FIXTURE NEWS | Stevenage or MK Dons to visit Huish Park

Yeovil Town’s FA Cup second round opponents have been confirmed as either Stevenage or MK Dons.

The tie will take place at Huish Park on the weekend commencing 3rd December 2021.

If Stevenage were to advance, Darren Sarll would be coming up against his former side for the first time in his Yeovil Town career.

Whilst if MK Dons were the victors in next week’s replay, they would provide a stern test, with the Buckinghamshire side currently vying for promotion to the Championship, sitting 7th in League One.

Ticket details and a date for this fixture will be confirmed in due course.

LOTTERY | Week 41

The results are in for this week’s lottery:

1st Prize                 £100       Mrs Shale

2nd Prize             £50         Mr R Higgins

3rd Prize                £25         Mr M Legg

There were no birthday winners!

Good luck next week!

INTERVIEW | Sarll delighted with performance levels in FA Cup victory

Darren Sarll was left delighted after his side secured a place in the Second Round of the Emirates FA Cup, after an away victory against Yate Town at Lodge Road.  

The magic of the cup returned for the Glovers as they netted five against the Southern League Premier South side, sealing passage into the next round of the world oldest domestic cup competition. 

A debut goal from Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, along with strikes from Jack Robinson, Charlie Wakefield, Dale Gorman and Adi Yussuf sealed a resounding victory for the Yeovil in South Gloucestershire. 

Speaking to BBC Somerset post-match, Sarll said: “I think it was probably a little bit more than just professionalism for their performance today, I thought their levels were very high throughout.  

“Their training this week has been on like a whole new level really and I think we’re starting to find a little bit of momentum now.  

“Some of the performances were excellent. I thought we dealt with the ball on quite difficult pitch really well and for the way Gorman controlled these techniques for the first goal was just excellent.  

“Today, we started so fast, so athletically and so intense, It was really pleasing to see. We’ve got a very small set of unique skills in our team – some of them are very good athletically and we have to play at speed because they’re fast and there’s no point us being fast and playing slowly.“ 

With the win yesterday afternoon, Town now find themselves one win away from round three in the competition, something that the club haven’t achieved since 2018, eventually earning a tie with Manchester United visited Huish Park. 

But Sarll believes that his side must take it game by game before thinking too far ahead. 

“It’s been a few years now since we’ve been in Round 3, so we will have to wait and see who comes out of the hat on Monday, “he added. 

 “The most important thing with this team and I keep saying it over and over again is process, progress and time, and I just feel like we’re starting to really hit some form.“ 

By Mackenzie Thomas

MATCH REPORT | Yate Town 0 – 5 Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town produced a five star display against Yate Town to secure passage to the second round of the Emirates FA Cup.

First half goals from Jack Robinson, Charlie Wakefield and Dale Gorman built a comfortable advantage as the Glovers shot out the traps in the first half.

Not resting on their laurels, Adi Yussuf and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton got in on the act in the second half to complete a stunning performance in the cup.

Darren Sarll made one change from the side that drew with Solihull Moors, and that was enforced onto him. With Max Hunt suspended, Morgan Williams returned from injury to take his place.

On the bench, there was a welcome return for skipper Luke Wilkinson who has sat out since the Glovers’ defeat to Chesterfield in September.

Starting on the front foot, it did not take long for Yeovil to find a way in front. Jordan Barnett’s drilled delivery from a corner on seven minutes found Worthington at the edge of the box, and with the help of a number of deflections saw his shot find Robinson to poke the ball into back of the net.

With less than 15 minutes played, the Glovers added to their advantage with a piece of individual brilliance from Wakefield. After shimmying one way, and then the over, the former Chelsea man found a pinpoint finish to double the lead.

The ball spent the majority of it’s time in the Yate half, with wave after wave of Yeovil attack bombarding the semi-professional outfit’s backline.

At the half an hour mark, Yeovil added a third from the penalty spot after Worthington was fouled in the area. Gorman stepped up and sent the goalkeeper the wrong way for his second Yeovil Town goal.

In the dying stages of the half, the hosts’ thought they had found a way back into the game, however a rather blatant handball to push the ball into the net left the referee with no choice but to rule the goal out.

Going into the break as comfortable leaders was the least that the Glovers deserved, and this advantage was only added to in the second half.

Adi Yussuf will be sleeping soundly tonight after his flicked finish caught out Yate goalkeeper Andy Hannah to add Town’s fourth of the afternoon a matter of minutes after the break.

Using his squad to his advantage Sarll rang the changes in the second half, with a return for Wilkinson who replaced Williams with 50 minutes on the clock.

However, this was not his most effective change, that was Sonny Blu Lo-Everton who notched Town’s fifth and final goal of the cup tie with an hour gone. The Watford loanee made room for himself, dropped his shoulder and bent the ball into the bottom corner.

In the closing stages, Yate became a bit more adventurous, looking to strike a consolation goal, but in truth they did little to test a Yeovil Town side who can look forward to Monday night’s FA Cup draw.

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

Subs not used: Evans

TICKETS | Details confirmed for Dagenham and Bromley clashes

Tickets details for Yeovil Town’s double header in the capital have been confirmed.

On the 20th November, the Glovers head to the Chigwell Community Stadium to face Dagenham & Redbridge, tickets can be purchased by clicking HERE, and scrolling down to the ‘away fans.’

Prices:

Adult – £21.00

Concession – £15.00  

Junior (10-16 years) – £12.00  

Under 10 – £2.00

Just a matter of days later, the Glovers face a midweek trip to South London for a clash with Bromley. Tickets for this game can be purchased by clicking HERE.

All tickets purchased in the away end are for the standing section, however Bromley have a limited number of seats available in the South Stand, should any fan require a seat, supporters are encouraged to speak to one of the stewards on match day who will escort them to one.

Prices:

Adult – £20.00

Concessions – £15.00

Young Person (12-18 years old) – £7.00

Under 12 – £5.00

MATCH PREVIEW | Yate Town – Yeovil Town

After a dramatic affair in the last round against Weymouth, Yeovil Town will be hoping for a more straightforward clash when they meet Yate Town on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

Yate, who play in the Southern Premier Division (two below the National League), will provide a tough test in this first round clash, having already beaten National League opposition in the last round.

The Glovers, who come off the back of their first clear midweek in over a month, will be rejuvenated after picking up four points from Woking and Solihull Moors in their last two National League fixtures.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll insisted there was no room for complacency from his side who come into the tie as heavy favourites. Speaking in his weekly press conference, he said;

“They (Yate) are obviously in a rich vein of form, you can’t deny momentum at whatever level and they’ve got qualities.

“It will be very important that we share our qualities with everybody there on Saturday. We need to ensure we’re robust, professional, very committed and get the job done.”

Team news

Yeovil Town are likely to be boosted by the return of one of Luke Wilkinson or Morgan Williams who have recovered from long-term injury lay-offs. This coincides nicely with the suspension of Max Hunt who received his marching orders last weekend against Solihull Moors for a last man challenge.

In his press conference, Sarll confirmed the positive news that forward Reuben Reid is ahead of schedule in his recovery, and will potentially be seen in a Yeovil Town shirt by the end of the month.

Mitch Rose and Mark Little remain unavailable due to their injuries.

A foot in the opposition camp

Coming off the back of a 5-2 victory over Sailsbury, the Yate Town squad will be full of confidence when they face Yeovil Town on Saturday. The star of the show against Sailsbury was Dave Sims-Burgess who netted twice for Paul Michael’s side. Speaking after the game, Michael said his side have a “free hit” against the Glovers in the tie.

Route to the tie

Yate Town, who started their journey in the first qualifying round have had to win four fixtures to reach this stage. Their first victory came just down the road from Yeovil, at the Avenue Stadium with a 1-3 victory over Dorchester.

It was plain sailing from there for the Bluebells, with back-to-back clean sheets, in victories over Gosport Borough and Redhill.

In the last round, Yate met the National League’s bottom side Dover Athletic, and after a 1-1 draw at the Crabble and a postponed replay due to floodlight failure, Saturday’s hosts upset the odds, beating the Whites 1-0 at Lodge Road to setup a meeting with Yeovil Town.

Tickets

This fixture is SOLD OUT and will be played in front of a capacity crowd of 1,600. There will be no ticket sales made on the day and this fixture will not be streamed. For those in attendance, the turnstiles open at 12.30pm. Yeovil Town supporters must enter through the Iron Acton end.

INTERVIEW | Worthington enjoying added responsibility

Yeovil Town midfielder Matt Worthington became the club’s longest serving player at just 23-years-old during the summer when he opted to extend his contract with the club.

Having also recently hit 100 appearances for the Glovers, the no.7 has been taking the onus upon himself to step up and help the new faces around Huish Park settle in to the area.

Speaking about his added responsibility, Worthington said; “I think I do, definitely a little bit more this year, I’m the longest serving player here now. The new lads have come in and have done really well.

“As soon as you play your first game here, you realise how much it means to the fans,” added the midfielder, “so I don’t have to do too much.

“Obviously I’m still young myself, I’m only 23, but with the experience of the games I’ve played, I can help the young lads on the way, so it’s something I want to bring to my game.”

In total, Worthington has played in five different campaigns for Yeovil Town, across a loan and eventually permanent spell with the club.

Playing in the current side now, Worthington insists he and his teammates are hungry for success despite the youthful look to the side.

“I think it’s very different from last year, obviously now we’ve got a lot more youth compared to then and the year before.

“We’ve got a lot of young and hungry players. It’s totally different now, the way we play is more energetic. We’re pressing well and in recent weeks we’ve played some nice football.

It’s very different now, but the squad looks really good!

TRANSFER | Moss loan extended until January

Yeovil Town can confirm that Dan Moss’ loan deal from Millwall has been extended until January 24th 2022.

The young defender has been a mainstay in the Yeovil Town defence so far this season, involved in every game and starting on 13 occasions.

After making the right-back position his own, the Millwall loanee has been a key component in a Yeovil Town side which boasts the third best defence in the National League.

In agreement with Millwall, Moss is able to play for the club in FA Cup action, and will be available for Saturday’s trip to Yate.

Great to have you back, Dan!

LOTTERY | Week 37-40

Week 37

1st           £100       Mrs Farrant        AF6650

2nd          £50         Mr Masters        AH2240

3rd           £25         Mr Pember         AJ0961

Birthday draw not won

Week 38

1st           £100       Mrs Whatmore AI3243

2nd          £50         Mr Back                AH3505

3rd           £25         Mr Fowler           AJ8603

Birthday draw not won

Week 39

1st           £100     Mrs H Laimbeer    AI5932

2nd          £50       Mr Pelham             AH9036

3rd           £25      Mrs B Herridge      AI0513

Birthday draw not won

Week 40

1st         £100    Mr I Fowler              AJ5084

2nd          £50      Mr P Watson           AI4602

3rd           £25     Mrs L Coker             AI3602

Birthday draw not won

TICKETS | All the details for Yate away

Tickets for Yeovil Town’s trip to Yate will be available for purchase exclusively to season ticket holders from 10am today. 

Sales will be made only in person or over the phone (01935 847888). This is to allow as many people a fair chance to buy. 

Season ticket holders are only able to purchase one ticket per account for the fixture.

Ticket prices:

Adults – £13

Concessions/U18 – £10