Month: April 2022

MATCH REPORT | FC Halifax Town 1 – 0 Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat against FC Halifax Town at the Shay.

After defending resolutely for 80 minutes against the promotion hopefuls, the Shaymen netted with less than ten minutes remaining.

The Glovers did create chances of their own, but were ultimately left North Yorkshire disappointed.

Charlie Lee opted for an unchanged side from Yeovil Town’s victory against Stockport. This meant Max Hunt remained at the centre of defence despite Ben Barclay’s return to availability.

Similarly to the Stockport game, Yeovil were happy to allow their promotion hopeful hosts to enjoy a lot of the ball. However, Halifax were able to work more routes to goal than the Hatters.

With six minutes played, Halifax would count themselves unlucky not to be ahead. Former Glover Matt Warburton fired from distance forcing a parried save from Grant Smith. The ball then dropped kindly to a Jordan Slew, but a heroic block from Morgan Williams kept the score level.

The Shaymen proved intelligent in the attack, finding route in behind, particularly in the wide areas, but when the ball reached the box, the finishing touch was lacking in the first half, particularly from Billy Waters, who spurned a golden chance with 23 minutes on the clock.

Just moments later, Town were denied two penalty claims within the space of a minute. Firstly on Jordan Barnett who was deemed to go down too easily as he possessed the ball on the left. Then, far more blatantly, Reuben Reid was bodychecked as he brought the ball down, but the referee was left unmoved.

The closing stages saw the Glovers really grow into the game, with Yeovil going the closest in the 44th minute. Luton loanee Josh Neufville picked up the ball with 25-years to goal, but with no passes on, he struck the ball beautifully but struck the crossbar.

In comparison to the first half, the second was played at a remarkably slower pace, with neither side really testing the goalkeeper.

Halifax were the side controlling the flow of the game, and it took the 15 minutes to fashion a goalscoring opportunity. After Jerome Slew found Billy Waters who had his effort heroically blocked by Wilkinson.

Despite looking dangerous on the counter, particularly through Neufville, the hosts did start to turn the screw. Waters who was a continued thorn in the Glovers side should’ve done better when he drifted to the back-post and fired on goal with a first time effort with 15 to go.

With 83 minutes on the clock, Halifax struck the winner. Substitute Zak Dearnley was first to react in the box to slot the ball home and sent the Shay into rapturous celebrations.

Yeovil did press in the closing stages, but ultimately it wasn’t meant to be as the Glovers left North Yorkshire empty handed.

Yeovil Town: Smith; Little (Lo-Everton), Hunt, Wilkinson, Williams; Gorman, D’Ath, Barnett, Knowles (Barclay); Neufville, Reid (Yussuf).

Bookings: Barnett, Knowles, Wilkinson, D’Ath.

Subs not used: Robinson, Bradley

CLUB NEWS | Jethro Hill’s funeral

Many of you will be aware that well-known Yeovil Town supporter and friend to many Jethro Hill recently passed away. His family has asked us to share the details of his funeral for those who knew him. Jethro’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 11th May at 11am in St.Mary’s church Stallbridge (DT10 2LR).

The family would love to have you along to remember Jethro and share some memories.

MATCH PREVIEW | FC Halifax Town – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town will look to start their Bank Holiday Weekend double header on a positive note as Charlie Lee’s side travel to Halifax Town (3pm – Sat 30th April).

The Glovers camp will be in a positive mood after a victory over league leaders Stockport, but their task will be similarly difficult as Halifax sit in third place.

However, Yeovil can be buoyed by their strong away form this season and having already beaten the Shaymen in September.

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

Speaking on Thursday afternoon about the busy Bank Holiday schedule, the interim boss said; “It’s going to be tough for everyone, it’s one of the nightmares of plating over the Bank Holiday.

“Two games in three days, it almost certainly means the team that starts on Saturday will be different to the team that starts on Monday.

“That will be the case for most teams, especially at our level. We don’t have 22 starting players so it means some will have to play both games and there’s no way around that. This group will be willing to do that.”

Team news

Former Halifax player Josh Staunton will be unavailable after surgery on his hernia on Tuesday.

Charlie Wakefield is continuing his recovery from illness so remains a doubt, whilst Matt Worthington is serving the last game of his suspension.

Returning for Town is Ben Barclay who was unavailable against Stockport due to the loan agreement between the two sides.

A foot in the opposition camp

FC Halifax Town are on the promotion hunt for the third successive season. The Shaymen currently sit third in the National League after another successful season under former Oldham man Pete Wild.

The Shaymen boast a number of former Yeovil Town men, including Tom Bradbury and Matt Warburton. Both players joined the side directly after leaving Somerset.

Billy Waters is the star man for Halifax. The forward has stuck 17 National League goals this season, but hasn’t scored since their 2-0 win over Wealdstone on the 2nd April.

Have we met before?

Earlier this season, the Glovers tasted success in the reverse fixture. Joe Quigley’s first half penalty separated the sides in Town’s first victory on BT Sport.

Last season, the Shaymen were tricky customers for the green & whites, with Darren Sarll’s side picking up just one point in the two meetings.

The season before was far more successful, with Yeovil winning both fixtures games 2-0. That year, the two sides’ seasons came to an end in the same fashion, losing in the National League play-off eliminator.

Tickets

Tickets are only available on the day from the turnstile. 

When purchasing from the turnstile, card payments cannot be taken, so please have the correct cash with you. There are cash machines very close to the ground at both the Tesco store and the ESSO garage. 

Ticket Prices:
Adult: £21.00
Concessions: £18.00
Aged 12-17: £9.00
Aged Under 12: £4.00

Travel will be organised by the Green & White supporters coach as ever, to book your place, contact Paul Hadlow (after 6pm) – 07736044570.

TICKETS | Somerset Premier Cup final

Ticket details can now be confirmed for Yeovil Town’s Somerset Premier Cup final against Bath City at Huish Park (10th May – 7:45pm).

Only the main stand will be open for this fixture, with further stands opening subject to demand. With the fixture technically being played at a neutral venue, Bath & Yeovil supporters will share the main stand.

Yeovil Town supporters should purchase tickets in Block E, F, G, & GG. Bath supporters should select the away section in the Screwfix Stand on the online ticketing system, but tickets will be allocated in Block C, B, A, & AA.

Tickets will also be available to purchase on the night.

Ticket prices:

Adults – £7

65+ and Students – £4

U16 – £1

To purchase online, click HERE.

TICKETS | FC Halifax Town away

Tickets for Yeovil Town’s trip to FC Halifax Town this Saturday (3pm) are only available on the day from the turnstile.

When purchasing from the turnstile, card payments cannot be taken, so please have the correct cash with you. There are cash machines very close to the ground at both the Tesco store and the ESSO garage.

Ticket Prices:
Adult: £21.00
Concessions: £18.00
Aged 12-17: £9.00
Aged Under 12: £4.00

Travel will be organised by the Green & White supporters coach as ever, to book your place, contact Paul Hadlow (after 6pm) – 07736044570.

MEMORY LANES | Andy Lindegaard to join us before Wealdstone clash

We are delighted to welcome back ‘one of our own’ as Andy Lindegaard is the latest former Glover to take on a Memory Lanes Q&A.

Born and bred in Yeovil, Andy achieved all local boys dreams and played for The Glovers. Andy started off down the road, playing for Westlands, a club that in the past has been the springboard for many Yeovil player.

Andy started off in the reserves, and soon was attracting attention with some impressive displays at full back. When Dave Webb took over the reigns of Yeovil in March 2000, he surprised all a week after he took over by naming a bunch of local players at Doncaster away, amongst them nineteen year old Andy Lindegaard.

Andy and the other lads had a blinder, producing a fantastic yet surprising three-nil win over the Yorkshire club, never an easy place to go. Andy was ever present in the side for the remainder of 1999/2000 season. Scoring his first goal for the club in a three-nil victory over Hednesford just before the end of the season. Andy became an important member of the squad, through the time of Colin Addison and then in came Gary Johnson.

Under Johnson, Andy became a recognised member of those great years. At Villa Park, Andy came on as substitute to shore up the defences in the FA Trophy final victory over Stevenage and give Yeovil its first major national trophy.

The 2002/03 season saw the Glovers crowned champions and promotion to the Football League, no small part played by Andy who made thirty-six appearances in the season.

It was quite poetic that the title was clinched at Doncaster, on the same ground Andy had made his Yeovil debut. Andy continued to be a part of Yeovil’s success in the Football League under Gary Johnson and later Russell Slade.

Probably his finest moment in a Yeovil shirt came with the commentators words at the City Ground, Nottingham “… And here’s Lindegaard” with that Andy put in a world class cross to Marcus Stewart to head in and send the fans crazy.

In total Andy played 158 times for the club scoring 11 times. These performances at a time of the best years in Yeovil’s history.

Andy will be joining us in the Alec Stock Lounge ahead of our National League clash with Wealdstone on Bank Holiday Monday. The Q&A will be starting at approx 1pm.

To submit your questions, please email our host Ian – Ian.welch15@btinternet.com.

CLUB NEWS | Young Glovers win National College 7-a-side competition

Yeovil Town’s EPDP programme has won the National College 7-a-side competition in Nottingham.

The Glovers represented the South West and enjoyed an unbeaten weekend, beating teams from across the nation. Yeovil’s victory in the football competition helped the South West win overall in the multi-sport event.

Benjani Jr. was the the competition’s top scorer, but it was a real team effort, with goals shared across the team along with a strong defensive effort.

This follows an excellent campaign for the club’s EPDP side, with the Glovers reaching the National College Cup quarter finals, and a number of individuals spending time with the first team in training and the Somerset Premier Cup.

Congratulations, lads!

If you’re interested in the programme, please get in touch with Matt – mpercival@ytfc.net

LOTTERY | Week 13

Here are the lottery winners for Week 13:

1st Prize                £100       Mrs Stone

2nd Prize              £ 50        Mrs Scriven

3rd Prize                £ 25        Mrs Watson

CLUB NEWS | An update from Scott Priestnall

Good morning, YTFC Supporters.
 
It is disappointing that I’m writing to you the day after an exhilarating performance and fantastic result from Charlie and the boys, but I would like to clear up a few things.
 
It is being reported that I am dismissing supporter unrest and not prepared to discuss the club’s current position and future. This is completely untrue.
 
My public silence and lack of attendances at games over the last few months has been to respect the process of a proposed takeover, a takeover that has been made very public by the Glovers Trust.  I have given the process nine months to allow parties to get themselves in a position to complete, without success.
 
Since the open letter by the Gloverscast, I spoke to Ian Perkins for an hour and have agreed to do his podcast. I also regularly speak to Rich Rendell regarding club affairs.  
 
Before yesterday’s game, I reached out to BBC Somerset and invited them to an interview, to show a willingness to be transparent. I flew over yesterday but unfortunately they cancelled. Ian Welch and Sam Collard stepped in so I could address the 100 or so supporters in attendance.
 
I discussed how I am putting a new board together, a board where I would not necessarily be Chairman going into next season. That the ownership structure of the club would change to create a more collective and shared thinking approach. Those discussions have included key supporters of the club and prominent business people who want to be involved in delivering a long term plan for YTFC.
 
I also confirmed to supporters that I have been communicating with players and their representatives regarding player contract extensions. I have also scheduled interviews with our shortlist for the first team manager position, as it is crucial to have the right person in place going into the close season to fully maximise our player recruitment.
 
Over the next day or so, videos from the discussion in the Alec Stock will be released and I will be reaching out to member groups of the Supporter’s Alliance, including the Glovers Trust, to discuss concerns and ways of building a better communication with supporters.
 
While I understand the frustrations of those unhappy at yesterday’s game, there is a lot of misinformation on social media. I hope supporters can understand that I am not always in a position to refute online claims. Historically I have found my attempt to correct those claims has often led to further negativity and not as productive as I would have liked, which is my prime reason for silence.
 
I do believe it is underestimated how difficult it has been to guide this club through the pandemic. It has been a truly horrific couple of years to own a football club, or any business for that matter.
 
I love this club and am so grateful to my staff and players for getting on with the job through what has been a challenging time for everyone.  I really do understand supporters concerns when there has been so much uncertainty around financial stability and a drawn out takeover saga.  However, I have been and continue to be the prime investor in this club because I want to see it succeed. Nevertheless, I give you my assurances that over the remaining weeks of the season and into the close season that communication will improve.

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town 2 – 1 Stockport County

Charlie Lee secured his first win as Yeovil Town interim manager with a 2-1 win over league leaders Stockport.

A first half strike from Tom Knowles got the Glovers up and running before Josh Neufville scored the first league goal of his loan spell to build a more comfortable lead.

Former Glover Myles Hippolyte set up a nervy end with his 70th minute strike, but a superb defensive display, notably from the returning Max Hunt ensured the three points remained at Huish Park.

With Ben Barclay unable to play against his parent side, Hunt made a return from his long-term injury lay-off.

Neufville also returned to the starting side after being named a substitute against Weymouth.

Stockport’s possession play has earned them a positive reputation this season, and it was on show in the opening stages, as the table toppers dominated the ball. However, despite a large amount of the ball, Grant Smith was largely untested throughout the first half.

This actually suited the Glovers, who have been a counterattacking side all season. Lee’s side were able to break with pace but struggled to get in behind the Stockport defence.

The first chance of the afternoon fell with ten minutes played. Paddy Madden drifted free at the back-post and forced a save from Grant Smith with his header.

It took 33 minutes for Yeovil to test Hinchliffe in the County goal. Luke Wilkinson’s free-kick from the edge of the box was on-targer, but it was a comfortable save for the County no.1.

This really sprung the game into life, as just two minutes later, Yeovil had a golden chance to strike ahead. After being dragged down, Neufville did excellently to get back up and find Reuben Reid who just couldn’t get the ball under control to get a shot off into an open net.

With 40 minutes on the clock, Town found the advantage. Knowles isolated his marker in the right flank and jinxed his way towards goal, and produced an excellent finish from an acute angle.

It was a slim advantage for the Glovers at the break, but one they deserved for the tenacity throughout the half.

At the break, the visitors made a double switch, turning to former Glover Hippolyte who added thrust to the Hatters attack.

However, the changes did little to force any real goalmouth action in the opening stages, with Town looking dangerous on the break once again.

It was a counterattacking move which saw Town add their second with ten minutes of the second half played. Dale Gorman’s outstanding pass with the outside of his boot sent Neufville baring down on goal. The Luton Town loanee produced a cool finish to add Yeovil’s second, something Glovers fans have seen many times on stream, but never in person before now!

After the goal, the visitors had to up the ante to stand any chance of getting anything out the game, but in truth struggled to get their forward players into the game. Madden was cut a frustrated figure throughout as he struggled to find shooting room.

However, the 70th minute, Stockport showed a glimpse at why they are the champions-elect. A wonderful piece of build-up worked the ball around the box, eventually being laid back to Hippolyte who powered the ball home.

Despite wanting to carry their momentum, Stockport were the masters of their own downfall following the goal; firstly from within the stand, with a flare thrown onto the pitch delaying the restart. Then, just one minute after the game kicked off once more, Will Collar was sent off for a dangerously high foot on Gorman.

Even with reduced numbers, Stockport pressed for a way into the game, lumping the ball forward at every opportunity, with Hunt in particular thwarting any Hatters effort.

In truth, this actually suited the Glovers, who were able to stick to their counterattacking gameplan.

The best chance of the closing stages actually fell Yeovil’s way, as Neufville turned the Stockport defence once again, but dragged his effort wide from the edge of the box.

Ultimately 2-1 was how it remained as Lee secured a memorable first win as Yeovil Town’s interim manager.

Yeovil Town; Smith; Little, Wilkinson, Hunt, Williams; Barnett, Gorman, D’Ath (Bradley), Knowles, Neufville; Reid (Yussuf)

Bookings: Knowles, Barnett

Subs not used: Evans, Robinson, Lo-Everton

VIRTUAL PROGRAMME | Stockport County

This afternoon’s free virtual programme is now available!

In this week’s addition:

  • Charlie Lee announces an assistant manager for his interim spell in his programme notes.
  • The full squads for the YTFC legends match.
  • Mark Little on his injury that kept him out for the first half of the season.
  • The low-down on Stockport County.
  • Where are they now feature on Byron Webster.

Plus much more!

To view the programme, click HERE.

CLUB NEWS | Rest in peace, Jethro Hill

It is with great sadness that in the early hours of Friday 22nd April, Jethro Hill, a life long fan of Yeovil Town FC and a committee member of the Disabled Supporters Association sadly passed away.

Jethro followed the Glovers home and away for many years and he will be greatly missed by all.

The club would like to extend its sincere condolences to Jethro’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

CLUB NEWS | Glenn Collis leaves as club director

Yeovil Town can confirm the departure of Glenn Collis as a club director with immediate effect.

Collis, who has been a board member since February 2020, departs with our best wishes. All at Yeovil Town thank Glenn for his hard work during his time at the football club.

Chairman Scott Priestnall is currently assembling a new board of directors ready for the 2022/23 season which will include prominent local businesspeople.

We will issue a further update on board appointments in due course.

The chairman will be appearing on independent fan podcast, Gloverscast, next week to discuss club matters. We will share the interview across our platforms when it is released.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Stockport County

Yeovil Town host table toppers Stockport County in National League action on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

After a difficult bank holiday weekend, the Glovers’ challenge doesn’t get any easier with Stockport in red hot form.

However, Yeovil have already beaten Stockport once this season, with an emphatic 3-0 victory at Edgeley Park in September.

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

Commenting in his press conference, Lee said; “They are a Football League team, there’s no way around that. They are the strongest team in the league, with the biggest budget and in turn the best players.

“They’re on an incredible run, but I know they’ll be disappointed with their last performances.

“It’ll be tough, but it’s a great game for our lads. We feel like we can give them a really tough game, we’re really confident going into Saturday.”

Team news

Town will certainly be without Olufela Olomola who had his loan spell cut short by Hartlepool due to injuries in their squad.

Ben Barclay will also sit out due to his loan agreement, however Max Hunt is in line for a return to the starting eleven. Middlesborough loanee Jack Robinson could make the bench after a lengthy lay off

Josh Staunton remains injured and is unlikely to return this season.

A foot in the opposition camp

It’s been a season to remember in Stockport, who sit rosy at the top of the National League. After a tough start, Dave Challinor was brought in and ignited a promotion charge.

Leading the line for Challinor is a man Yeovil Town fans know well, Paddy Madden. The Irish forward was part of the Glovers side which was promoted to the Championship in 2013, and scored a memorable goal at Wembley against Brentford.

Other former Glovers include Myles Hippolyte and Courtney Duffus who were part of the Glovers side which reached the play-offs in 19/20.

Have we met before?

Glovers fans have fond memories of facing the Hatters this season. In September, Yeovil struck three times without reply at Edgeley Park to take home three points.

However, prior to this, the Glovers don’t always have great memories of facing Stockport. Notably during the 18/19 season where then a National League North side knocked out the League Two Glovers from the FA Cup.

What’s on at Huish Park?

Dean Birkby is Saturday’s Memory Lanes guest, for more information, click HERE.

Tickets

Tickets remain available online until midday on Saturday, and from the ticket office until kick-off although subject to a surcharge after midday. It’s looking like it will be a gorgeous day in Yeovil, so why not join us in the sun?

CLUB NEWS | Dean Birkby – Memory Lanes Q&A

Ahead of Yeovil Town’s National League clash with Stockport County, Dean Birkby will be the latest former Glover to take part in a ‘Memory Lanes’ Q&A.

The forward spearheaded the side which stormed its way to promotion from the ICIS league title in 1996/97.

In total Dean scored 31 goals from 90 matches for the Glovers.

Dean will be joining us from around 1pm in the Alec Stock Lounge.

As ever, get your questions in to Ian via – Ian.welch15@btinternet.com.

LOTTERY | Week 12

Here are the winners of the weekly lottery for week 12:

1st Prize                £100       Mr Harris

2nd Prize               £ 50        Mr Martin

3rd Prize                £ 25        Mr Bown

Private Members Winners for March are 10 x £100

2 winners for 3 Counties Syndicate

Mr Trott

Mr Quayle

Mr Spencer

Mr Gibson

Mr Mount

Mr Cox

Mrs Swain

Mr Martin

TRANSFER | Olomola recalled due to injuries at Hartlepool

Yeovil Town can confirm that Olufela Olomola has been recalled by Hartlepool United.

The forward, who has netted once since his return to Huish Park, is needed in the North East due to a number of injuries within the League Two club’s squad.

All at Yeovil Town would like to thank Olufela for his efforts during his third loan spell with the club.

CLUB NEWS | Online programme feedback form

As announced last week, Yeovil Town supporters can fill out our feedback form for our online programme from our Good Friday fixture against Aldershot.

For those that cannot access a computer, we will have forms printed out which can be collected from Huish Park and filled out physically in time for our fixture against Stockport County.

In terms of readership, the online programme was a huge success, with the new addition receiving three times as many readers as last year’s online programme and a similar increase on this year’s physical programme.

Following this, we will be continuing the trial until the end of the National League season.

Those who wish to share their valuable thoughts on the online programme, can do so by clicking the link HERE.

If you have not yet read the online programme, you can do so by clicking HERE.

CLUB NEWS | Fit like a Glove open to all

Following the success of the first session, ‘Fit like a Glove’ with Yeovil Town’s lead sport scientist Scott Wickens will be now be open to all YTFC supporters for free!

Wickens, who works with the first team on a daily basis, will be leading fitness sessions and passing on his expertise to help Glovers fan get fit ahead of the summer.

Sessions will run every Thursday from 6-7pm, and take place at Huish Park.

If you are interested in taking part, please email info@ytfc.net with your name.

MATCH REPORT | Weymouth 0 – 0 Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town were held to a goalless draw by Weymouth at the Bob Lucas Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday.

It was a game where neither team really got going creatively, with both goalkeepers seldom tested throughout.

The Glovers did look to turn the screw in the second half, but a killer instinct in front of goal was lacking as Charlie Lee’s side drew for the third time in four National League games.

Interim manager Lee made two changes to the side which was defeated by Aldershot; Lawson D’Ath and Morgan Williams returned to the fold, with Sonny Blu Lo-Everton and Alex Bradley making way. These changes saw Jordan Barnett pushed forward into a midfield role.

Despite a bumper crowd which included 1,250 away supporters, the fixture never caught light in the first half, with neither goalkeeper particularly tested throughout.

Town’s sole shot on target fell to Mark Little who met Dale Gorman’s free-kick, and directed his header goal bound but didn’t have enough power on it to beat Ross Fitzsimons.

At the other end, the Terras did put the ball in the back of the net twice, but both goals were ruled out for offside by the linesman.

The second half saw Town begin with far more vigour, creating a chance from kick-off. Knowles was released down the right channel by Lawson D’Ath, he then drove into the box and forced a save from Fitzsimons with his driven strike.

At the other end, chances did fall for the Terras too, the best for Brad Ash after the ball broke loose in the box, but Grant Smith did excellently to smother his poked effort.

Yeovil’s best chance of the afternoon fell with 15 minutes remaining. Reid played the ball to Barnett who was lurking at the back-post unmarked, however he couldn’t direct his header on target.

In the closing stages, substitutions made an impact for Town as it was one-way traffic. Adi Yussuf did excellently to beat his marker and work room in the box, but his deflected cross narrowly evaded Lo-Everton.

From the resulting corner, Town won a free-kick at the edge of the box, which would be the last kick of the game. Skipper Luke Wilkinson stepped up but he was unable to beat the wall.

As the ball was cleared, the referee blew the final whistle in what was a fiercely contested derby clash.

Yeovil Town: Smith; Little, Wilkinson, Barclay, Williams; Gorman, D’Ath (Lo-Everton), Barnett, Knowles; Wakefield (Neufville), Reid (Yussuf).

Bookings: D’Ath, Barnett

Subs not used: Bradley, Hunt

MATCH PREVIEW | Weymouth – Yeovil Town

Derby day is on the horizon for the fourth time this season as the Glovers travel to Weymouth on Bank Holiday Monday.

After a defeat last time out to Aldershot, Charlie Lee will be hungry to get his first league win over Town’s bitter rivals on the South Coast.

The hosts have struggled in recent times, with one win in their last 16 games, and even more recently scoring just two goals in their last eight games. Avoiding the drop seems an almost impossible task for the Terras.

The fixture will kick-off at the earlier time of 1pm due to a request from the local police.

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

Speaking after Friday’s game against Aldershot, Lee said; “The game being away from home suits us, we’re built as a counter-attacking team. Today (vs. Aldershot), when we’re trying to unlock teams we aren’t always as successful with it.

“We’ve got to get through training on Sunday, and we’ll see who’s ready for Monday. Whatever has happened today means nothing we need to look forward.

“I said to the players after the game, they’re lucky the game comes so soon, because if you have to wait a week, its can be a horrible time.”

Team news

With games in quick succession, Lee could rotate his side to cope with the physical demands of the fixture.

Max Hunt could be in line for a return to the starting 11 as he made his first appearance on the bench for the first time on Friday since his training injury in January.

Serving the second game of his suspension, Matt Worthington will certainly sit out of this one.

Josh Staunton remains unavailable due to injury, but assisted with coaching duties on Friday afternoon and could do the same on Monday.

A foot in the opposition camp

It’s been a season to forget for our South Coast rivals who seem to be staring down the barrel of relegation. The sacking of manager, Brian Stock hasn’t had the desired effect for the Terras, who have seen their poor form continue under former Oxford City man, David Oldfield.

The star man for Weymouth is Omar Mussa, who has impressed in the previous encounters between the two sides. However, he did receive a red card in stoppage time when the two sides last met.

Have we met before?

This will be the fourth meeting between the two sides this year, and the previous three haven’t lacked drama!

The first two came in the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round. The first fixture finished 1-1, with an equaliser with the last kick of the game earning the Terras a replay at the Bob Lucas Stadium. That replay was a game for the ages, with the Glovers taking an early lead via a Matt Worthington header. With 87 minutes on the clock, it was a case of deja vu as Weymouth snatched a leveller to sent the game to extra time. In the dying moments of stoppage time, Yeovil were awarded a penalty which Joe Quigley had saved, meaning the tie would be decided from the spot.

Neither side experienced much luck from the spot, with Tom Knowles even going viral for his penalty hitting a steward. Ultimately, Yeovil came out on top, with Adi Yussuf and Dale Gorman both converting.

In the National League, the sides were once again unable to be separated in 90 minutes, Weymouth this time took an early lead before Yussuf’s deflected effort in the second half meant the points were shared.

Tickets

Few tickets remain for Monday’s fixture, with those that remain only available to purchase until 10am on matchday.

Please do not travel to Weymouth without a ticket.

Tickets are available exclusively from the Terras’ website, linked HERE.

CLUB STATEMENT | Aldershot Town

Yeovil Town are aware of allegations made by Aldershot Town players following Friday’s National League fixture.

We take accusations of any form of discrimination extremely seriously and the club can confirm it has begun its own internal investigation.

We will discuss our findings with Aldershot Town over the coming days in order to deal with this situation correctly.

TICKETS | All ticket for Weymouth away

Yeovil Town supporters have until midnight on Sunday 17th April to purchase tickets for our derby day clash with Weymouth on Bank Holiday Monday (18th April – 1pm).

A very limited number of seated tickets remain for the fixture, with them expected to sell out promptly. Please act fast to purchase these tickets to ensure you don’t miss out.

This fixture will also kick-off at the earlier time of 1pm at the request of the local police.

Prices:

Adults – £16
Concessions (Over-65s, Armed Forces, Dorset Carers Card) – £11.
Students (Under-19s) in full-time education with photo ID – £7.
Under-16s – £4
Under-7s – 50p

To purchase tickets, click HERE.

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town 0 – 2 Aldershot Town

Yeovil Town fell to a defeat at home at the hands of Aldershot Town in Charlie Lee’s first home fixture in interim charge.

Despite dominating for vast spells of the game, Yeovil didn’t do enough to test Ethan Ross throughout.

At the other end, Aldershot struck two goals in quick succession in the second half to take the three points back to Hampshire.

Charlie Lee made two switches from last week’s trip to King’s Lynn. Jordan Barnett returned to the fold at left-back with Morgan Williams dropped to the bench. Alex Bradley began in place of the suspended Matt Worthington.

The visitors enjoyed an early spell of possession, but it was the Glovers who were making chance. The first fell with six minutes played as Reuben Reid laid the ball into the path of Tom Knowles on the right, he jinxed beyond his marker and slammed an effort against the upright.

Just three minutes later, Knowles turned provider for Reid who found himself with space to shoot at the edge of the box but his effort was wayward.

The half continued in a similar vein, with Town’s best chance falling in the 25th minute. Lo-Everton and Neufville combined brilliantly to release the Watford loanee. He then attempted to dink the ball over Ethan Ross, however the ball dropped wide of the post.

Despite dominating the half, Town didn’t force the issue enough with the score level at the break.

The second half began with added impetus from the Glovers, who had three valid penalty shouts waived away within the first 15 minutes of the half.

Knowles, who was Town’s biggest threat. Just beyond the hour mark he drilled the ball across goal to Lo-Everton who was denied a certain goal through a heroic block.

Against the run of play, Aldershot struck ahead with 65 minutes on the clock. After a foul by Luke Wilkinson, Giles Phillips turned home the deep free-kick to take the lead.

Moments later, Ryan Glover added Aldershot’s second as he turned the ball home at the back-post.

Following the goal, there was a lengthy delay due to a medical emergency in the away section.

In response to the goals, Lee brought on both D’Ath and Wakefield, but they struggled to have the creative impact the interim manager desired.

Despite 12 minutes of injury time, the Glovers were unable to find a way back into the game with the Glovers falling to a defeat.

Yeovil Town: Smith; Barnett, Wilkinson, Barclay, Little (Yussuf), Gorman, Bradley (D’Ath), Lo-Everton, Knowles; Neufville (Wakefield), Reid.

Bookings: Barclay

Subs not used: Hunt, Williams

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Aldershot Town

Charlie Lee takes charge of his first National League fixture at Huish Park on Good Friday with Aldershot Town visiting Somerset (3pm KO).

After back-to-back 2-2 draws in the league, Lee will be hoping to taste management victory for the first time in the league.

The Shots are currently fighting for their lives at the bottom of the league, sitting in the final spot above the drop zone.

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

Speaking ahead of the game, Lee said; “I’m really looking forward to the game, even in the Somerset Cup it was great to have the fans behind us. It will be slightly different atmosphere from that tomorrow.

“We now just need to keep going on this strong run that we’re on and we’ll be looking to get three points.”

Team news

Speaking in his press conference, Lee confirmed that Jack Robinson and Max Hunt have returned to full training, but Friday’s game could come too soon for their return.

Josh Staunton is due to see a specialist next week so further updates on him will come then.

Ted Cann has returned to West Bromwich Albion following a short-term loan spell, with Grant Smith expected to start.

After his straight red card against King’s Lynn, Matt Worthington will serve the first game of his four-game suspension.

A foot in the opposition camp

It’s been a difficult season in Hampshire with Aldershot spending the season in the bottom half of the table.

Danny Searle departed not long after the two sides met, but Mark Molesley has struggled to navigate his side outside of a relegation battle.

The Shots sit just five points above the drop, but won their last game against Boreham Wood.

Have we met before?

Since returning to non-league football, Yeovil have a strong record against the Shots.

During 19/20, the Glovers picked up four points against Aldershot, winning 3-1 at the EBB during a seven game winning run and drawing at Huish Park just two months later.

Last season saw Town pick up their first home win of the season, as a Courtney Duffus double and an Albi Skendi strike secured three points.

This season, Joe Quigley’s double secured Yeovil’s first win of the season.

What’s on at Huish Park?

Glovers legend John Clancy will be joining us for the latest ‘Memory Lanes’ Q&A on Friday afternoon, for more information click HERE.

Tickets

Tickets remain available online until midday on Saturday, and from the ticket office until kick-off although subject to a surcharge after midday.

CLUB NEWS | Yeovil Town supporters cycle in memory of Lee Collins

A number of Yeovil Town fans will be cycling to raise money for mental health charity ‘Mind’ in memory of Lee Collins.

The journey will take place from the 1st-7th May, with the cyclists returning to Huish Park ahead of our final home fixture of the season against Boreham Wood.

The route is a total of 500 miles, and the cyclists will be calling in at some of our skippers’ former clubs: Forest Green Rovers, Port Vale, Mansfield, Northampton & Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Pictured above is one of the event organisers Marilyn Cottle, holding the bespoke cycling shirt that will be worn by riders.

For more information on the ride, head to their Twitter page linked HERE.

Good luck to all involved!

CLUB NEWS | Virtual programme trial

For our upcoming home fixtures, Yeovil Town will be trialing an online exclusive programme which will be free for all supporters!

The programme will be similar in design to last season’s virtual programme but packed with much more content! It will be available to access for free from the club website and social media pages on the morning of the match.

Next week, we will issue a feedback survey on the programme to get your thoughts. We would like to hear where we can improve and what you would want to see if we went down the virtual avenue as a permanent fixture next season.

Although programmes will not be available to purchase on the day of the game, we will endeavour to print some physical copies. If you would like one, please register your interest HERE.

This week’s programme will feature an exclusive chat with Kevin Gall as he looks ahead to the legend’s fixture with one-month to go. We have Charlie Lee’s first programme notes as interim manager along with much more content centred around the game against Aldershot.

We hope you enjoy the finished product!

TRANSFER | Ted Cann returns to West Bromwich Albion

Yeovil Town can confirm that Ted Cann has returned to West Bromwich Albion following the conclusion of his loan deal.

The 21-year-old enjoyed an unbeaten spell between the sticks, keeping one clean sheet in his four games in Somerset.

All at Yeovil Town would like to thank Ted for his dedication and effort during his short-term stay in Somerset. We wish him all the best for the future.

MEMORY LANES | John Clancy

Ahead of this Friday’s National League clash with Aldershot, Yeovil Town legend John Clancy will be joining us for the latest ‘Memory Lanes’ Q&A.

Clancy was a star for Yeovil in the Southern League during the late 1960’s and 70’s, with Clancy’s side winning the league in the 70/71 season, along with a memorable FA Cup run which was ended by First Division side Arsenal.

In total, the winger made an astonishing 569 appearances for Yeovil Town, finding the back of the new on 78 occasions.

We’re delighted to welcome John back to Yeovil this weekend, and he’ll be joining us in the Alec Stock Lounge for a Q&A from approximately 1pm.

As ever, get your questions in to Ian via – Ian.welch15@btinternet.com.

MATCH REPORT | King’s Lynn Town 2 – 2 Yeovil Town

Ten-man Yeovil Town drew 2-2 with King’s Lynn in a thrilling affair at the Walks.

After Dale Gorman’s penalty gave the Glovers an early lead, the hosts pulled a goal back before Matt Worthington was given his marching orders.

Despite Gold Omotayo striking the Linnets ahead, substitute Charlie Wakefield saved Yeovil’s blushes with a superb strike in stoppage time.

In his second league outing as manager, Charlie Lee made two changes to the side which was held at Barnet. Loanees Sonny Blu Lo-Everton & Josh Neufville were handed starts whilst Lawson D’Ath and Wakefield started on the bench.

The changes were looking to inject some energy in the Yeovil attack, and it worked to perfection just five minutes into the game, a fast counter saw Tom Knowles hauled down in the box, earning an opportunity to strike from the spot.

Gorman, who is yet to miss from the spot in a Yeovil shirt, stepped up and cooly dispatched the opener.

Following the goal, chances didn’t really fall for Yeovil, who were happy to keep the Linnets at arms length.

Fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table, Lynn grew in confidence as the half grew on, forcing saves from Ted Cann.

With 38 minutes on the clock, the hosts equalised through Michael Clunan as he found space in the left channel, cut inside and dinked the ball over the Cann.

Just moments later, Town were dealt a second blow, with Matt Worthington sent off for a lunge, in a similar fashion to his red in the opening game of the season, also against the Linnets.

Reduced to ten-men, the Glovers were clearly a little rattled in the closing stages of the half, and King’s Lynn made them pay, as Gold Omotayo pounced on Cann’s parry to turn the game on it’s head.

The second half saw Yeovil begin with added impetus, but chances weren’t really falling, with the game played in a broken fashion due to numerous injuries and fouls.

However, the game was played on an even playing field for the last twenty minutes as Munashe Sundire recieved his second yellow card of the afternoon after bringing down Josh Neufville as he broke away from him.

This inspired a second wind from the Glovers, who bombarded the Lynn goal with a number of chances.

The best fell to Mark Little in the 80th minute who just couldn’t get the ball out from and released a tame effort.

Looking for fresh legs to run at the tiring Linnets defence, Wakefield and Adi Yussuf were brought on by Lee, and it was Wakefield who proved to be the catalyst.

With just seconds played in stoppage time, Ben Barclay picked out Wakefield on the left-flank, who then cut inside and released a placed effort to level the affair.

Following the goal, it was an end-to-end climax, but neither side could find a way through for the points to be shared in Norfolk.

MATCH PREVIEW | King’s Lynn Town – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town face the long trip to Norfolk this Saturday (3pm) to face King’s Lynn Town in National League action.

Saturday’s game finds two in-form sides face each other, with Charlie Lee looking to maintain his unbeaten start as Yeovil Town interim manager.

The hosts are fighting for their lives in the National League relegation zone, and have restored hope after victory over Bromley on Tuesday night.

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

Speaking about the support he’s received from supporters since taking the role, Lee said; “I want the supporters to keep doing that (support against Barnet) for us.

“It’s been a brilliant week and that’s because of them. If they keep supporting the way they have been, the players will do their job to the best of their ability every game.”

Team news

Speaking pre-match, Lee confirmed that Grant Smith was ready for a return to action, however Ted Cann remains available for selection with his loan from West Bromwich Albion due to expire next week.

Olufela Olomola is a doubt due to a knock he picked up against Odd Down, whilst Max Hunt, Josh Staunton & Jack Robinson are out with injuries.

A foot in the opposition camp

Since former Bristol Rovers caretaker boss Tommy Widdrington took the reigns at King’s Lynn, he has ignited a survival charge in Norfolk. At one stage, the Lynn looked dead and buried, but they now sit just three points from safety.

There will be a familiar face leading the line for King’s Lynn in Gold Omotayo. The former Glovers forward signed for the Linnets in pre-season and has four goals in all competitions this season.

Have we met before?

This weekend’s game is just Town’s second trip to King’s Lynn. Last season, the two sides met at the Walks on the opening game of the season, with Luke Wilkinson and Courtney Duffus scoring in a 2-2 draw.

Later that season, the Glovers were the 3-1 victors at Huish Park, thanks to a Tom Knowles double in the first half followed by a late Emmanuel Sonupe strike.

The two sides met once again on the opening day of the season, but this time the result did not go Town’s way, with Matt Worthington’s sending off the deciding factor in a 2-1 victory for the Linnets.

Tickets

To view ticket details, click HERE.

CLUB NEWS | EPDP taster day

Yeovil Town FC are pleased to confirm that we will be hosting a taster day for our Elite Player Development Programme. 

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

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

Recent successes have seen players such as Ollie Haste start for the England College side, along with appearances in the Yeovil Town first team squad.

A number of current EPDP players have also starred in Yeovil Town’s run to the Somerset Premier Cup final, with interim manager Charlie Lee full of praise for the youngsters, describing their performances as ‘superb’.

This taster session will take place 19th April, starting at 7pm and ending at 9pm at the Huish Park 3G pitch and is open to existing Year 10 and 11 students.

Click HERE to register your interest.

FIXTURE NEWS | Date confirmed for Somerset Premier Cup final

The details for Yeovil Town’s Somerset Premier Cup final clash with Bath City have been confirmed.

Huish Park will play host to the county cup final on the 10th May 2022, with kick-off stated for 7:45pm.

The Glovers booked their place in the final on Tuesday evening with an emphatic 5-0 victory over Bath based outfit Odd Down.

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

TICKETS | King’s Lynn Town

Details for Saturday’s trip to King’s Lynn can now be confirmed.

Tickets can be purchased on the day, however those wishing to be seated are advised to purchase in advance.

Disabled tickets must be booked at least 24 hours in advance by mailing Ticket Office Manager Zoe Sandle at zoe.sandle@kltown.co.uk.

To purchase your ticket, click HERE.

Ticket Prices
Adult: seated £20.00 – standing (General Admission) £18.00
Concessions: seated £18.00 – standing £16.00
Under 16: seated £5.00 – standing £5.00

As ever, the G&WSC will be running coaches for supporters wishing to join us, to book your place, contact Paul Hadlow on 07736044570.

CLUB NEWS | Fit like a Glove

Yeovil Town’s lead sport scientist Scott Wickens will be leading free fitness sessions for existing season ticket holders.

Wickens, who works with the first team on a daily basis, will be passing on his expertise to help Glovers fan get fit ahead of the summer.

Sessions will run every Thursday from 6-7pm, starting on 14th April and will take place at Huish Park.

If you are interested in taking part, please email info@ytfc.net with your name and season ticket info.

LOTTERY | Week 10

The results are in…

1st Prize                 £100       Mr Hutchings

2nd Prize               £ 50        S Abbott

3rd Prize                £ 25        Mrs Coleman

TICKETS | Odd Down semi-final

Tickets Yeovil Town’s Somerset Premier Cup semi-final tie against Odd Down on Tuesday evening (7:45pm) can be purchased from our website.

It’s a cheap night out under the lights at Huish Park, with tickets costing just £6 for Adults £3 for Senior/Young Persons and just £1 for Under 16’s.

To purchase your tickets, click the link HERE.

MATCH REPORT | Barnet 2 – 2 Yeovil Town

Charlie Lee’s interim reign as Yeovil Town manager began with a 2-2 draw on the road against Barnet.

After taking an early lead through Tom Knowles, the hosts pulled a goal back through Ephron Mason-Clark then taking the lead in the second half.

In the dying moments, Reuben Reid netted to earn Town a deserved point, but it really could’ve been more with chances continuing to fall until the final whistle.

The interim boss didn’t see fit to make any changes in the starting 11 from Yeovil Town’s victory over Southend. Sonny Blu Lo-Everton was the only change to the match day squad as he returned to the bench in the place of the injured Josh Staunton.

After two quick fire goals against Southend, the Glovers got off to a fast start once again. Knowles countered from a Barnet free-kick, danced through the Barnet defence and slotted beyond Askew for his third goal in three game in the ninth minute.

With 15 on the clock Yeovil were piling on the pressure, Dale Gorman’s free-kick was met by Luke Wilkinson but his header flew wide.

After riding an initial wave from Yeovil, Barnet looked dangerous going forward and after having two efforts cleared off the line, they scored a leveller with 25 on the clock. Mason-Clark who was a danger throughout, crashed his shot in off the underside of the crossbar.

Following the goal, it took the wind out of Yeovil’s sails a little as Lee’s side struggled to make chances in the closing stages of the half, with the only real test for Jake Askew coming in stoppage time as Charlie Wakefield fired on-target.

The second half started in a similar vein to the first, with Knowles looking like the Glovers’ bright spark. He worked room for himself with five minutes of the half played but blazed his effort over.

Both sides looked threatening with the ball, and with twenty minutes to go, it was Barnet who took advantage. Former King’s Lynn man Adam Marriott struck to put the hosts ahead.

In truth, the goal came in a slight lull for Yeovil, but Marriott’s strike certainly injected life back in the Glovers, throwing bodies forward and continually threatening the Barnet backline.

Substitute Josh Neufville was an instant threat, he drove with the ball and found Reid, who then dropped the ball into Gorman’s path, but the Northern Irishman somehow saw his effort saved.

With less than ten to go, Yeovil levelled the game. After pinball in the box, the ball dropped to Reid who acrobatically volleyed the ball beyond Askew to set up a grandstand finish.

It was end-to-end in the closing stages, with both sides going for the jugular. It was Town who went closest through substitute Sonny Blu Lo-Everton as he struck the post following a great pass from Neufville.

Despite pressure from both sides, 2-2 was how it finished as the spoils were shared in North London.

Yeovil Town: Cann; Little, Wilkinson, Barclay, Williams; Gorman, Worthington, D’Ath (Lo-Everton), Knowles; Wakefield (Neufville), Reid (Olomola)

Bookings: Wakefield, Gorman.

Subs not used: Barnett, Bradley.

MATCH PREVIEW | Barnet – Yeovil Town

After a hectic week off the pitch, Yeovil Town return to on-field matters with a trip to Barnet on Saturday afternoon. (3pm)

Following Darren Sarll’s departure, Charlie Lee will lead the Glovers for the first time as interim manager of the club.

The Glovers face a resurged Barnet side who have won three of their last four fixtures, including a victory over this season’s FA Cup giantkillers Boreham Wood.

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

Speaking to the press for the first time as Yeovil’s interim manager, Lee said; “It’s been a strange and emotional week, especially with everything that happened on Thursday (the anniversary of Lee Collins’ passing).

“I’ve been really enjoying the task though. I’ve been thrown in at the deep end but I’m embracing everything that comes along.

“After we knew Darren was leaving on Saturday, we got into it straight away with the staff, and got everything sorted for the week.”

Team news

In his pre-match press conference, Charlie Lee said that Grant Smith is closing in on a return whilst Max Hunt is not quite ready for a return to competitive action.

Adi Yussuf has returned from international duty with Tanzania and trained with his teammates for the first time since landing back in England on Friday.

A foot in the opposition camp

After a poor start to the season under Harry Kewell, there was a restructure at the Hive that saw former Wealdstone boss, Dean Brennan, who was initially the club’s ‘Head of Football’ take the helm.

Brennan got off to a positive start when he took the job late in 2021, with memorable victories over the likes of Stockport, but was a difficult start to the new year as their form tailed.

Things have began to pick up of late, with three wins in their last four, there’s now a confident feel around the North Londoners once again.

Have we met before?

Since returning to the National League, Yeovil and Barnet have played out some memorable occasions, the stand-out of those being the 19/20 play-off eliminator at Huish Park, in which Barnet snatched a victory over the Glovers.

Last season, Town completed the double over Barnet, winning 3-1 at Huish Park alongside a 1-4 victory on the road at the Hive.

This season, the game at Huish Park went Yeovil’s way, with Adi Yussuf’s first half header separating the two sides.

Tickets

For the latest ticket details, click HERE.

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town U18’s 0-1 Bath City U18’s

Young Glovers EPDP team suffer narrow loss at home to Bath City in penultimate home fixture in the South West Youth Counties League 

After last weekend’s semi-final cup loss to newly crowned league champions Torquay United, Yeovil returned to Alvington for a home league match up with Bath City. The visitors emerged victorious with a first half penalty settling a closely fought contest to keep the Glovers in sixth position. 

Head Coach Matt Percival was able to welcome Mason Alden back into the midfield and gave Edward Gould a start at full back in place of Josh Sutton. 

The opening ten minutes of a tight affair saw contrasting styles from both teams, with Yeovil seeking to get the ball on the floor and quickly into the feet of striker Sam Hodges whilst the visitors were causing a threat down the wings, although struggling for accuracy with the tricky windy conditions. 

Yeovil were indebted to a fine sliding block from skipper Jake Graziano in the 12th minute as Bath City adapted their game to shorter passes and began to threaten the home goal. The only goal of the game came shortly after when the striker was brought down in the box and Kelsey put away the penalty to make it 1-0. 

At the midway point of the half, home keeper Rob Hollard made a fine finger tip save to keep the score down as the home side struggled to find their rhythm. 

As the half drew to a close Graziano put in a great pass for winger Charlie Bateson to chase and nearly reach and both Bateson and Alden began to probe with some purposeful runs to give hope for the second half. 

Yeovil made a bright start to the second period with right back Callum Deemer making a great driving run into the box to showcase his athleticism and the team’s desire to put in an improved display. Percival sent on subs Benjani Jr for Hodges up front and Joshua John for Alden on the right and the chances began to come for the home side. After a throw-in and flick on, Benjani Jr was gifted an early chance but couldn’t keep his header down. Soon after, Aidan Skiverton had a great opportunity to force an equaliser from a corner but saw his header sail just over from 10 yards out. 

As we headed into the final ten minutes, John was unable to take a great pass from Bateson in his stride as he bore down on goal, and it felt the goal they probably deserved was going elude them. In the latter stages Sutton came on to replace Deemer at right back and Rio Mapletoft on the right for Alden but Bath City held on for the win to remain a place above Yeovil in the league. 

The Young Glovers travel to Torquay United next week before finishing the season with a home fixture against New College Swindon on April 9th. 

Team: 1 – Rob Hollard, 2 – Callum Deemer, 5 – Finlay Ridout, 6 – Aidan Skiverton, 7 – Mason Alden, 8 – Mason Hunter, 9 – Sam Hodges, 10 – Max Dyer, 11 – Charlie Bateson, 14 – Jake Graziano © and 18 – Edward Gould. Subs: 3 – Josh Sutton, 15 – Rio Mapletoft, 17 – Joshua John and 20 – Benjani Jr Mwaruwari