Author: Sam Collard

CLUB NEWS | EPDP Success in County Cup clash

It was a proud night for the Yeovil Town Elite Player Development Programme on Wednesday as three members of the scheme in partnership with Yeovil College were involved in first team action.

Ollie Haste, who had been previously named on the bench in pre-season, enjoyed his first start for the club, completing 90 minutes and earning praise from first team manager Darren Sarll in his weekly press conference.

Speaking on Thursday afternoon, the boss said, “I was really pleased with the boys who came out of the college programme. Ollie Haste I thought was magnificent, talk about standing up to the opportunity.

In terms of the experience I was able to give him, he will remember that for the rest of his life and the same with young Jake Graziano, they coped brilliantly.

The wide-man had an effort cleared off the line in the second half and proved to be a thorn in the Bridgwater United side throughout the game.

Graziano, who was also mentioned by Sarll, is another member of the scheme also started for Town, starting on the right hand side of a young defence which was able to keep Bridgwater at arms-length for the majority of the cup tie.

Late in the day, with the game beyond doubt, Sarll said he wanted to give the young players on the bench a moment to remember, bringing on a third EPDP product in Corey Andrews (pictured).

In the coming weeks, the EPDP programme will be holding trials for the next academic year, for more information on the programme and the trials, click HERE.

MATCH PREVIEW | Boreham Wood – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town return to National League action on Saturday as Boreham Wood pose the latest opposition for Darren Sarll’s side.

Following defeat on Saturday against Chesterfield, a rotated Yeovil team were able to comfortably beat Bridgwater United 4-1 in county cup action in midweek. With more minutes in legs, a number of Wednesday’s team will have hoped to make a lasting impression ahead of Saturday’s league fixture.

For the hosts, their unbeaten start came to an end last weekend as Solihull Moors were the 3-1 victors at Damson Park.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking ahead of the fixture, Darren Sarll said;

“I don’t think I said this at the time, but the last time we saw Luke (Garrard) and Boreham Wood, was the first game back after Lee (Collins) died. I thought they conducted themselves in a fantastically respectful fashion.

“I’m not sure if I ever thanked them, and if I haven’t, I thank them from the bottom of my heart because that was the toughest day.

“He (Luke Garrard) is a good coach, he recruits well, his sides are always competitive, they’re always tight and compact games.

“Luke and I are probably quite similar characters on the touchline, quite vocal and animated. If we approach the game the same way as we did last afternoon, we’re in for a bad afternoon.”

Team News

In his weekly press conference Sarll confirmed that club captain Luke Wilkinson will miss out due to an injury he sustained against Chesterfield on Saturday.

(Photo by Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)

Lewis Simper also will not be involved due to an injury, but the Cambridge United loanee will return to training next week.

Jack Robinson could be in line for his first National League start of the season after he returned to the club after a short period of rehabilitation with his parent club Middlesbrough.

A foot in the opposition camp

Managed by former AFC Wimbledon player Luke Garrard since 2015, Garrard was the youngest manager in English football’s top five divisions when he was first appointed. Since then Garrard has led the Wood to multiple play-off finishes but has been unable to get the club over the line.

Following the transfer of star striker Kabongo Tshimanga, this summer has been one of change for Boreham Wood, with the experienced Scott Boden coming in to replace him. A very different mould of forward, the towering Boden has a prolific record at National League level, netting 23 times in 62 games for previous club Chesterfield.

Have we met before

Since returning to the National League, Town have endured mixed fortunes against the Wood. The Glovers were winless during 19/20 after a draw at Huish Park and a defeat at Meadow Park, however the 20/21 season brought success, as the Glovers did the double over Garrard’s side.

Ticket details

Tickets can still be purchased from Boreham Wood’s website, linked HERE.

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town 4-1 Bridgwater Town

Finlay Skiverton capped off a successful evening in the Somerset Premier Cup as Yeovil Town were the 4-1 victors at Huish Park.

Despite going a goal down with one minute on the clock, Town bounced back through Morgan Williams’ first goal in green and white.

The second half saw the floodgates open with Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, Adi Yussuf and Skiverton building a comfortable advantage with the Glovers duly deserved.

As expected by many, Darren Sarll made nine changes to the side which was defeated by Chesterfield in National League action. Max Evans was given his first start in goal, whilst Max Hunt, who captained the side, retained his place partnering Williams at the centre of the defence. Jack Robinson made the first start of his loan move at left back with Yeovil Town Elite Player Development Programme student Jake Graziano starting at right back for his debut.

Toby Stephens and Matt Worthington combined in the midfield pivot, with SLo-Everton ahead of them in the no.10 role. EPDP student Oliver Haste made his debut on the right flank whilst Alex Bradley made his first Yeovil start on the right of midfield. Yussuf started up front after his lively cameo on Saturday.

Bridgwater caught Town off guard in the first minute to claim the lead with a free-kick from around 30-yards catching Evans off guard to open the scoring.

That was the best it got for the visitors, who were then relentlessly pressed by a youthful looking Glovers side.

On 28 minutes, Town’s pressure told as Hunt found himself deep into the Bridgwater half, Yussuf met his cross which cannoned off the crossbar, with Williams reacting first to turn the ball home.

Just before the break, Yeovil should’ve had a second, after Bradley’s free-kick was met by Hunt but an acrobatic block denied him a first goal in green and white.

After the interval, Town came out with real conviction looking to take the lead, and they should’ve done in the 62nd minute as Lo-Everton burst through on goal, however his effort was saved by Jake Viney.

Making up for his earlier miss, Lo-Everton made no mistake just two minutes later, this time on the opposite flank, the Watford loanee made his mark on the game with a cool finish to put Yeovil in front.

EPDP student Haste thought he had added a third just beyond the 70th minute mark, but his placed effort was cleared off the line by Bridgwater.

The 74th minute brought a special substitution, as F.Skiverton, son of club legend Terry Skiverton, was brought on for his Yeovil Town debut.

Yussuf added a third with just over ten minutes of the cup tie remaining, as he hammered the ball into the top corner following Robinson’s well-weighted pass.

In the dying embers of the game, Skiverton made his presence known on the fixture, scoring on his debut with a well-taken finish to put the result beyond any doubt.

Yeovil Town: Evans; Graziano (Skiverton), Hunt (Borges), Williams, Robinson; Stephens, Worthington, Lo-Everton, Haste, Bradley; Yussuf (Andrews).

Bookings: Stephens

Subs not used: Smalley, Lye.

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

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

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

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

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

Our next set of trials will take place on the following dates:  25th, 26th, 27th and 28th October, 1:30PM-3:30PM, @ the Huish Park 3G pitch.

  First team manager Darren Sarll has given the scheme his personal backing, commenting when the scheme was launched, “At 16 I got the biggest knock back of my life. Within days I agreed to partake in the very same scheme, and I found my calling and future trade, in coaching. 

“This scheme gave me the platform to qualify, train every day and practices my trade as a coach. I have overseen many of these programmes since and have ex-students who are now working as a Physio, Head of Analysis, Heads of Coaching and most importantly players who all live in the EFL and Premier League. 

“These are wonderful programmes that I am looking to build at Yeovil Town FC to ensure we give focused, young, determined people the best possible chance to achieve their life goals. I want this football club in partnership with Yeovil College to be the hub of creating really positive futures for this community and Somerset area.” 

To book yourself onto a trial, click HERE.

LOTTERY | Week 34

The results are in…

1ST   MRS             PAYNE  ,                          YEOVIL,                        WINNING NUMBER   AJ3613,                   WINNING      £100,

2ND  MRS   W A  DUFFILL,                          SOUTH PETHERTON,   WINNING  NUMBER  AG3022,                 WINNING      £50,

3RD  MR    COLIN LAW,                              YEOVIL,                         WINNING   NUMBER   AH0968,                 WINNING    £25,

Birthday draw was won by MR JOHN LUDGATE who wins two tickets for a league fixture of his choice.

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town 0 – 2 Chesterfield

Yeovil Town were left frustrated at Huish Park as Chesterfield navigated a 2-0 win.

Two first half goals built a comfortable lead for the visiting Spireites, who showed effective game management to see out the fixture.

Not for the want of trying, the Glovers did create a number of opening’s looking for a way back into the game, but ultimately ended the afternoon with nothing to show for it.

For the forth consecutive game, Darren Sarll named an unchanged team, this meant Grant Smith began in goal against his former side, with Jordan Barnett, Luke Wilkinson, Max Hunt and Dan Moss ahead of him.

Josh Staunton and Dale Gorman began at the base of the midfield, with Sonny Blu Lo-Everton in the central role, whilst Tom Knowles and Charlie Wakefield flanked him. Quigley started up front alone.

The opening stages saw an even start from both teams, as they jostled for supremacy. 

There were claims for a handball as Gorman attempted to send the ball into the box but it was blocked by an enrushing Chesterfield player.

On a number of occasions in the first half, Yeovil had some positive spells of play. Winning a free kick just outside the box, but Gorman’s effort was blocked by a Chesterfield arm. 

A few minutes later there was confusion amongst the Yeovil ranks as they thought Staunton had knocked Town ahead. However, the referee had other ideas, judging that Hunt had fouled goalkeeper Scott Loach in the build-up. 

At the other end of the pitch, it was the away side who took full advantage on 19 minutes, after a cruel rebound off the post caught Smith unsighted, the ball bounced off the Yeovil goalkeeper, with his former employers taking the lead via his own goal. 

Attempting to claw their way back into the game, Yeovil had one of their best chances when Quigley was able to get around the keeper but he was caught in two minds. Eventually the ball found Knowles but he saw his effort blocked.

An increasingly frustrating afternoon escalated as club captain Wilkinson limped off with an injury midway through the first half, being replaced by summer signing Morgan Williams.

Chesterfield doubled their lead with ten minutes to go until half time; as Loach’s goal kick somehow found its way through to Kabongo Tshimanga who made no mistake.

Throughout the second half the home side enjoyed lots of possession with the aim of finding a way back into the game. Staunton tried his luck from 30 yards but his effort was tipped over the bar by Loach.

What followed was an onslaught of corners as the Glovers had Chesterfield penned in. Despite six corners in a row, the visitors eventually cleared the danger. 

Late in the day, Knowles, who looked the most threatening, was able to get himself into the Chesterfield half with a driving run but his effort from distanced bounced agonisingly wide.

Ultimately it was a defeat for Town who could take heart from their continued determination to find a way back into the game.

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

Bookings: Williams

Subs not used: Evans, Bradley, Robinson

A big thank you to Daisy Passmore who joined the media team on work experience for this fixture. During the game, Daisy helped write this match report. Great work, Daisy!

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Chesterfield

Yeovil Town will look for a fourth consecutive victory on Saturday as Chesterfield visit Huish Park (3pm).

With both sides originally stated to play other opponents this weekend, COVID outbreaks with our original opposition have seen the game pushed forward to ensure both sides can compete in league action.

This means two sides who have started the season in fine form will go head-to-head, with Chesterfield unbeaten and the Glovers on a fine stretch after winning three games on the bounce.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Yeovil Town boss Darren Sarll is eager for his players to focus on what is in-front of them rather than get too carried away with a strong run of form, speaking to the press in his pre-match press conference, he said;

“We have to look at the season with ‘runs of one,’ there’s no other way to be with young people.

“They need to keep focused on what is happening now, not what’s happening in January, February or March. Not where the play-off final is, because we don’t care, all we care about is what’s happening right now.

“What is happening right now is that we won the last game, that’s it. The games before that are absolutely in the rear view mirror now.

“We have to look at the Chesterfield game as our world, and keep our players at fit as possible because the only way that we can win is if the team is at its best.”

Watch Darren Sarll’s full interview below:

Team news

Yeovil Town will be boosted by the return of Matt Worthington who will be available after his straight red card against King’s Lynn Town saw him suspended for Town’s last three fixtures.

Also returning is Jack Robinson who took a knock in his second training session with the club, after a short spell of recovery at his parent club Middlesbrough, the defender has returned to Somerset looking for his first minutes in Green & White.

A foot in the opposition camp

Managed by James Rowe, he has inspired a rejuvenated side to 26 wins in 43 games since he took over in November 2020. This season has been one of success so far, starting the campaign with four wins and two draws.

The catalyst for the strong form could be the signing of striker Kabongo Tshimanga from Boreham Wood. The former Glovers loanee has adapted to life in Derbyshire excellently and comes into the game following a hat trick in midweek against Barnet.

Have we met before?

Our first ever meeting with Chesterfield came in an FA Cup third round clash in 1950, where Yeovil were defeated 3-1 at Chesterfield’s old ground, Saltergate.

Prior to 2019, the two clubs had only ever met in league action within the EFL. Last season, the Glovers endured a turbulent time against Saturday’s visitors, losing both games.

In Darren Sarll’s first season, the Glovers faired much better, winning the sole fixture between the two sides at the Technique Stadium 2-1 thanks to goals from Myles Hippolyte and Rhys Murphy.

Ticket news

Tickets are available from the ticket office website, or by visiting the ticket office on match day. Tickets purchased after midday on match day are subject to a £3 increase, so beat the rush and buy in advance.

To purchase from the club website, click HERE.

TICKETS | Somerset Premier Cup tie with Bridgwater United

Ticketing details for Yeovil Town’s Somerset Premier Cup tie with Bridgwater United on Wednesday 22nd September (7:45pm) can now be confirmed.

It’s a cheap night out under the lights at Huish Park, with tickets costing just £5 for Adults/Senior/Young Persons and just £1 for Under 16’s.

To purchase your tickets, click the link HERE.

FIXTURE NEWS | Glovers to face Chesterfield this weekend

Yeovil Town will host Chesterfield at Huish Park this Saturday at 3pm after the previously arranged fixture with Altrincham has been postponed due to COVID issues in the Altrincham camp.

This means that the Yeovil Town’s trip to Chesterfield, which was originally to be played on the 2nd October has been pushed back to a later date and will now be played on the 26th February.

Tickets purchased for the fixture against Altrincham remain valid for Saturday’s game. Altrincham supporters who wish to request a refund should contact the Yeovil Town ticket office via email – ticketoffice@ytfc.net

You can secure your ticket for the fixture by clicking HERE.

CLUB NEWS | Altrincham game postponed

Due to a number of COVID-19 cases within the Altrincham squad, Saturday’s game at Huish Park has been postponed.

The club are in communication with another National League side to arrange a replacement fixture, with details confirmed in due course.

We would like to extend our best wishes to those affected in the Altrincham camp.

MATCH REPORT | Stockport County 0 – 3 Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town secured a third victory on the bounce with a 3-0 victory over Stockport County at Edgeley Park.

Charlie Wakefield’s first half goal opened the scoring for the Glovers. The first 45 minutes were a half that Yeovil Town were extremely effective, creating a number of openings and restricting their opposition to few.

The second half saw the Hatters reduced to ten men, with the Glovers capitalising through goals from Joe Quigley and substitute Adi Yussuf for an all round excellent away performance.

In almost polarising fashion to last season, Darren Sarll was able to name an unchanged side for the third game in a row. This meant Grant Smith remained in goal, whilst Dan Moss, Luke Wilkinson, Max Hunt and Jordan Barnett lined up at the back.

The midfield comprised of Dale Gorman and Josh Staunton in the deeper roles, whilst Tom Knowles and Wakefield flanked Sonny Blu Lo-Everton in the no.10 role. Quigley started up front on his own.

The opening stages saw the hosts enjoy a lot of the ball, but lacked any real cutting edge, only really threatening from set-pieces which Luke Wilkinson and Max Hunt were more than equal to.

After weathering the hosts’ spell of possession, Yeovil began to create chances of their own, with Lo-Everton influential to the most incisive attacks. Smart link-up between the Watford loanee and Wakefield released Town’s no.19 into the box but his effort was palmed wide by Hinchliffe.

Looking for a route ahead, the Glovers caused a number of problems from set-pieces, with the hosts relying on heroic clearances from Paddy Madden to ease the pressure.

In the 26th minute, the green and whites’ pressure told with Wakefield netting his first goal for the club. After Quigley battled brilliantly to win the ball, he found Lo-Everton who played a defence splitting pass into the channel for Wakefield to hammer home!

Trying to claw their way back into the game, Stockport thought they had weaved their way into the box for a shooting opportunity, but heroic defending from Hunt put a halt to Madden’s efforts.

The hosts struggled to get to grasps with Lo-Everton in the first half, as the Watford loanee once again sent a dangerous ball into the channel, this time finding Quigley who saw his drilled cross find it’s way to the back-post, but Staunton got too much under his effort, sending the ball over.

At the break Town held a deserved lead, and the hosts certainly had work to do. Looking for a way back into the game, the hosts had their best chance of the game less than a minute after the restart with Alex Reid heading wide after escaping his marker.

Despite Stockport’s best efforts, it would be the Glovers who added a second. After Knowles was fouled in almost identical fashion to the penalty he won against FC Halifax Town, Ash Palmer was given his marching orders and Quigley stepped up to fire his fifth goal of the season.

It should’ve been a sixth goal of the season for Quigley less than ten minutes later. Some intricate passing down the left wing released the towering forward who drove into the box and dragged his effort narrowly wide.

In fairness to Stockport, their efforts to find a route back into the game did not dwindle, with substitute Dunnwald-Turan finding himself clean through on goal, but he placed his effort well wide much to Smith’s relief.

On 79 minutes, former Glover Madden really should’ve pulled a goal back, after he capitalised on a lapse in concentration from Barnett, he found himself one-vs-one with Smith but the Yeovil Town no.1 did excellently to divert his effort.

Late in the day, substitute Yussuf was able to open his Yeovil Town account, latching onto a loose ball and expertly placing the ball beyond Hinchliffe to put the result beyond any doubt.

All in all, it was a memorable afternoon in Greater Manchester, with the Glovers securing a comfortable win against a much-fancied promotion favourite.


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

Bookings: Knowles, Gorman, Smith

Subs not used: Evans, Williams

INTERVIEW | Hunt’s hard-work coming to fruition

Max Hunt has said his hard work on the training pitch is now coming to fruition on match days after a positive start to the 2021/22 season.

Despite a frustrating defeat on the opening day, Yeovil Town have bounced back with two wins on the spin against Hunt’s former side Aldershot Town and FC Halifax Town.

Most recently, Hunt and his teammates put together a resolute defensive display against Halifax, keeping a clean sheet and ending the Glovers’ BT Sport hoodoo with Joe Quigley’s first half penalty the difference.

Hunt himself has worked hard on his game since signing in Somerset in January 2021, he reflected on the work he’s put in so far ahead of Yeovil Town’s trip to Stockport.

“I’m very pleased, I’ve had to do some hard work, last season included,” said the 6-foot-6 defender.

I think how hard we as a group have worked and what Darren and Terry have done that is a testament to how we’ve started. 

“For bigger players like myself and defenders especially, footwork is especially important. Spending time on that, alongside positional work is key.”

Last season, Town struggled for consistency in the back line, due to suspension and injury, Hunt himself suffered a fractured cheekbone against Wrexham. However, this season has seen a more consistent defence, with the 22-year-old potentially in line to partner Luke Wilkinson in a back four for the third successive game on Saturday. 

“Last season there were a lot of different parters playing in the back four for a lot of different reasons. 

“Whenever I’ve played with Wilko (Luke Wilkinson), we have a good relationship. On the pitch it’s meant we’ve got good results so long may it continue.

“We’re confident in ourselves, and we get that from what we see in training everyday.

“We’ve got Quigley up top who is scoring goals at the minute and we’re keeping them out as a team. I think everything is starting to click and hopefully we can go there Saturday and get a positive result.”

The towering defender has had to wait for the opportunity to show the Glovers faithful what he could do in person due to fixtures being played behind closed doors. Now with fans back in the ground, Hunt is relishing the opportunity to prove his worth.

“It’s been brilliant, when fans were back towards the end of last season I was injured, so I didn’t get a chance to play in front of them.

“This season has been my first opportunity to play in front of them. It’s games like last Saturday (against Halifax) where we’re digging in and holding on. 

“When we get the result and we can celebrate with the home end, they’re the moments that we work hard for.”

MATCH PREVIEW | Stockport County – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town travel to Edgeley Park this Saturday (3pm) to face Stockport County in National League action.

After back-to-back wins, Darren Sarll’s side will enter the fixture full of confidence with ambitions to build on a positive start to the season.

Despite heavy investment, Saturday’s hosts have endured a slower start than many pundits expected, with one win in four games and just two goals scored.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts 

With two wins on the bounce, the moment of celebration with the fans with still fresh in Sarll’s mind, something he reflected on in his press conference.

“When I’m now recruiting players, I play them the videos, after Solihull, Aldershot. Ask Jordan Barnett how he felt after the game.

“It is a special moment, and I still get really excited by it. It’s starting to happen all round the ground at Huish Park rather than just the Thatcher’s and that’s brilliant.

“It gives players great confidence and it also gives them an organic motivation to win. Motivation is the hardest thing for a manager to find over ten months because it’s day in day out and you can only tell stories once to lift and inspire them. 

“When you have that connection with supporters, you know if you really put yourself on the line here today and we get a win, we’re going to get two, three minutes of that euphoria.”

Team news

Yeovil Town will be without Matt Worthington who serves the final match of his suspension after his opening day red card against King’s Lynn. 

Jack Robinson remains unavailable but will return to the club on Monday after recovering from injury with his parent club, Middlesbrough. 

In his press conference, Sarll named Dale Gorman and Tom Knowles as injury doubts but they could still be involved come match day. 

Long-term absentees Mark Little and Reuben Reid are continuing their recovery process.

A foot in the opposition camp

When looking in the Stockport squad, one name sticks out to Yeovil fans in particular, Paddy Madden. 

The Glovers’ promotion hero joined the Hatters in the latter stage of last season in a deal reportedly worth over £200,000. A name synonymous with Yeovil Town’s promotion to the Championship, Madden will be looking for another promotion this season at Edgeley Park.

There’s an unfamiliar face in the dugout for the hosts in Simon Rusk, after parting ways with Jim Gannon during the 20/21 season, the former Brighton youth coach stepped up into men’s management for the first time last season. Rusk now hopes to send Stockport up in his first full season in first team management.

Have we met before 

Meetings with Stockport have proved a challenge for Yeovil Town since returning to the National League, with the club winless against the Hatters.

In August 2019, during Sarll’s first season, Town were denied three points with Stockport scoring a late equaliser after Courtney Duffus had put the Glovers in front. 

Since then, Yeovil have only tasted defeat, with three meetings last season, the first in the FA Cup which saw Stockport claim an injury time winner. Two 1-0 wins in the league secured a clean sweep of victories for the Hatters.

Ticket news

Tickets for Saturday’s game are still available from the Stockport County ticket office website, linked HERE.

INTERVIEW | Sarll offers injury update

Darren Sarll offered an injury update on his squad ahead of Saturday’s National League clash with Stockport.

The boss has been without full-back Jack Robinson after he picked up an injury in one of his first training session, whilst other members of the squad are carrying minor knocks. 

Speaking in his latest press conference, Sarll confirmed that the Boro loanee would return to training on Monday. 

“I think Jack will be available for the following week. He’s still at Middlesbrough at the minute and we’re expecting him back here on Monday,” confirmed Sarll. 

“Dale Gorman and Tom Knowles have got a couple of niggles from the three games in a short space of time. We’ll have to leave them as late as possible. 

“I wouldn’t have thought either of them would train today, or even tomorrow but that’s okay. We’ll just have to look at some changes, wether that’s alternatives or a shape change and carry on preparing as best we can.”

“I’m a believer that you take your best eleven individuals and put them in the best shape possible. The biggest issue with the King’s Lynn game was we hadn’t had (Daniel) Moss train with us, but apart from putting Matthew (Worthington) in a square hole, we’ve tried to put round pegs in round holes.”

Speaking on the players that are available to go this weekend, Sarll was looking for his side to continue to find balance in their play. 

“It’s about having a balance (between defence and attack), we don’t believe in the view that you have to play one way at home, one away. You have your way and you stick to your way.

“We have to try and maximise the usage of each individual. We think we’re getting there, obviously injury or suspension can tear that thinking up, but I just stay open minded to it.

“At the moment, there’s a nice balance between our defensive play and our attacking play, and I think that’s down to the athleticism that we’ve brought to the football club, because when we do attack it’s at an upbeat pace. 

“Everybody likes to see speed and when you see Wakefield, or even Quigley who isn’t a slouch for a tall man, and because they run at such a rate, it gives people a lift.”

Tickets for Saturday’s game are still available from the Stockport County ticket office website, linked HERE.

TICKETS | Support Town on the road against Boreham Wood

Tickets for Yeovil Town’s trip to Boreham Wood (Sept 25th, 3pm) are now available to purchase.

Our last trip to the Wood was a memorable evening for Town, albeit behind closed doors. An electric first half performance with three goals built a comfortable lead, however our hosts battled back for a nailbiting finish, with the game ending 3-2 in the Glovers’ favour.

To purchase your tickets from the Boreham Wood website, click HERE

The prices are as follows:

Adult: £20

OAP: £18

U16: £12

U12: £6

Travel news from the Green & Whites’ supporters group will be confirmed in due course.

COMMERCIAL | Lottery Week 31 + 32

Week 31 draw:

1ST            MR MATTHEW  SHOOTER,          SOUTH PETHERTON,         WINNING NUMBER  AG0692,                     WINNING   £100,   

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3RD         MRS  JACQUELINE HEWITT,             MISTERTON,                       WINNING NUMBER  AH1682,                     WINNING   £25,

BIRTHDAY DRAW   NOT  WON

Week 32 draw:

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2ND  MRS MURIEL PITMAN,               YEOVIL,            WINNING NUMBER   AJ5330,               WINNING   £50,

3RD  MRS GEORGINA KUNZ,              SOMERTON,     WINNING NUMBER  AF4627,                WINNING  £25,

  BIRTHDAY DRAW WAS NOT WON,

Private Members Draw: July

5X £200  WINNERS,

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47       MRS JUDITH  COX,

85      MR JOHN SHEARING,

179   MR WARREN  BANNERSTER,

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INTERVIEW | Charlie Wakefield blown away by Huish Park atmosphere

Yeovil Town midfielder Charlie Wakefield got to celebrate a victory at Huish Park for the first time on Saturday evening, as the Glovers were the 1-0 victors over FC Halifax Town.

Following the game, the players and managers spent time taking in the result, celebrating with the fans in what was hard-fought victory.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins, Wakefield was blown away by the Huish Park atmosphere; “It was a bit like Monday (vs. Aldershot)” said the Chelsea academy graduate. “We had to dig deep, it was an unbelievable atmosphere, same with the away fans on Monday and we’ve managed to win again.

“That’s our third game in a row where we’ve come into half-time 1-0 up, with the first game of the season we let it slip, which was always going to be a bit more difficult after we lost a man. We’ve shown the character we have to win the past two games and bounce back.

“I always feel like we enjoy these (tight games), more than a 4-0 or a 5-0 because you have to dig real deep and when the final whistle blows, and you see the fans celebrating, it’s some atmosphere.”

Coming in with a reputation as a flair player, Wakefield has worked hard to adapt his game for the good of the team, something that is certainly bearing fruit for Darren Sarll’s side.

“Usually I’m running with the ball more as I’m a direct player, but I’ve been working really hard for the team and I’m really enjoying that too.

“I want to work hard, I want to be someone that puts a shift in for the boys and for the club. We’ve got to keep doing what we’re doing, it’s only three games into the season.

“We know not to get too excited, but we enjoy it at the same time. It’s the first home win of the season so right now I’m delighted.”

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town 1 – 0 FC Halifax Town

Yeovil Town beat their TV hoodoo with a 1-0 victory over FC Halifax Town at Huish Park.

Joe Quigley’s first half penalty was the difference between the two teams, in a game that Town could’ve won by an even more convincing scoreline

Despite the visitors chasing the game, the Glovers continued to manage the game well to secure a second win of the season.

Darren Sarll kept the same team which beat Aldershot Town on Bank Holiday Monday. That meant Grant Smith began in goal, with Jordan Barnett, Luke Wilkinson, Max Hunt and Dan Moss in front of him.

The midfield saw Dale Gorman and Josh Staunton sitting deepest, with Tom Knowles, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton and Charlie Wakefield in the attacking positions. Quigley began as the lone striker.

Picking up where they left off, it was a positive start to proceedings, with Quigley almost opening the scoring, finding space to shoot from the edge of the box, but his effort was tame.

In the tenth minute, there were vocal calls for a penalty from the Glovers players, most notably Wilkinson but the referee was unmoved.

However, just four minutes later a penalty call went Town’s way, as Knowles was taken down in the area. Quigley stepped up and expertly converted his fourth goal in three National League games.

Town had a third penalty appeal in just twenty minutes of football, as Knowles again felt he had been hauled down in the box after breaking beyond the Halifax defence.

After the flurry of penalty claims, the game rather slowed down, with both sides enjoying long spells of possession but little attacking cutting edge.

It took until the 45th minute for another opening to be carved. Counter attacking with pace, Gorman did excellently to find Wakefield nursing through but his effort was acrobatically cleared.

Starting the second half with attacking intent, it didn’t take long for Town to force a save. Some excellent one-touch football eventually found Gorman with room to cross, he found Quigley who had his header saved by Johnson down to his left.

Following a lack of chances in the first half, the visitors looked to force their way back into the game in the second, going close through Matt Warburton as his free-kick was saved by Smith.

However, that was the best it got from a Halifax perspective, with Town continuing to create the better of the opportunities throughout. Just past the hour mark, Knowles’ long throw reached Wilkinson who fired over via a deflection leading to further vocal encouragement from the Thatchers Stand.

Marshalling the game well, Halifax struggled to create anything clear-cut, with BT Sport’s man of the match Wilkinson and Hunt heading almost every ball away.

In the closing moments, Town had two more opportunities to put the game beyond doubt. Substitute Yussuf and Wakefield combined well in the right channel but the Glovers’ number 23 fired over. Just moments later, Yussuf was involved again after he burst into the penalty area but Johnson was equal to his attempt.

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

Bookings: Gorman, Staunton

Subs not used: Evans, Stephens, Williams

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – FC Halifax Town

On Saturday evening, Yeovil Town return to Huish Park to face FC Halifax Town on BT Sport (17:15).

Darren Sarll’s side will be looking to continue the winning formula which saw the Glovers earn their first win of the season on Bank Holiday Monday.

With two wins from their first three games, Saturday’s visitors Halifax will be hoping to maintain their play-off place live in front of the TV cameras.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Looking ahead to Saturday’s game, Sarll said; “We’ve had some good games (with Halifax), very tactical, he’s very tactically minded, Pete (Wild). They seem to want to bully their way through the season.

“I think we’ve won a couple, drawn one, and well and truly beaten here after Reuben Reid got bullied in the box and we didn’t get a penalty.”

Team news

Speaking in his press conference, Darren Sarll confirmed that Alex Bradley was closest to a return of the group of players on the sidelines; “I would like to think that Alex Bradley will be back in contention on Saturday after injury (long-COVID), it depends how late we can get him back in to training.

Despite Bradley being close to a return, Town will still likely be without loanees Lewis Simper and Jack Robinson.

Matt Worthington will serve the second match of his suspension after a straight red card against King’s Lynn Town.

Long-term absentees Mark Little and Reuben Reid remain unavailable.

A foot in the opposition camp

After two wins from their first three games, the Shaymen currently sit in a play-off place, albeit very early days in the season.

Managed by former Oldham boss Pete Wild, the 36-year-old is entering his third season at the helm. Within his ranks are two former Yeovil Town players. Defender Tom Bradbury was a member of Yeovil Town’s 19/20 side which finished fourth place in the league. Not a first-choice defender, Tom struggled to get minutes in the first team due to the form of Luke Wilkinson and Lee Collins. 

Yeovil Town fans won’t need to look long into the history books for Matt Warburton. Signing on loan from Northampton, Warburton went straight into the team but unfortunately goals were hard to come by for the attacker. However, he did manage a memorable strike against Woking in a 1-1 at Kingfield. Warburton departed in April 2021. 

Have we met before

Since returning to the National League, Town have endured mixed fortunes against the West Yorkshire based outfit. In Sarll’s first season, the Glovers won home and away against the Shayman, securing 2-0 wins in both fixtures.

Last season saw the Glovers frustrated by Wild’s side, being held to a 1-1 draw at the Shay, then being dispatched 0-3 at Huish Park late in the season.

Coverage

Saturday’s game will be televised live on BT Sport 1, with coverage starting from 5pm. After a frustrating run of results on TV, the green and whites will be looking to turn the tide on Saturday evening.

Ticket news

Tickets can be purchased for the fixture from the Yeovil Town ticket office website or by calling 01935 847888, click HERE for more information. 

TICKETS | Join the Glovers on the road in Stockport

Tickets and away travel information is now available for Yeovil Town’s trip to Stockport County on September 11th.

Tickets for the fixture can be purchased from the Stockport County online ticket office, linked HERE.

Full prices:

Adults (18+)£18
Students£12
Age 65+£12
Disabled Fans£12
6-17 Year Olds£5
5 Years and underFREE

Coach travel information has also been confirmed by the Green & Whites supporters club.

Departure: 7:30am.

Adults members£31
Concession members £29
Non members+£2 increase

To book, contact Paul – 07736044570

MATCH REPORT | Aldershot Town 1 – 2 Yeovil Town

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bookings: Staunton, Knowles, Wilkinson, Wakefield, Smith

Subs not used: Evans, Stephens, Williams

MATCH PREVIEW | Aldershot Town – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team News

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

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

Have we met before

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

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

Tickets

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

For more information, click HERE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bookings: Worthington (RED), Knowles, Staunton

Subs not used: Stephens, Evans. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to Somerset, lads! 

CLUB NEWS | Brand new programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – King’s Lynn Town

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

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

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

Have we met before

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

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

Ticket news

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

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

CLUB NEWS | 2021/22 away shirt launched

Introducing the new 2021/22 Yeovil Town away shirt.

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

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

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

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

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


Bars: 

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


Food & Drink:

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


Programme:

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


Club shop:

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


Ticket office:

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


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

CLUB NEWS | Yeovil Town partner with #HerGameToo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLUB NEWS | Rest in peace, Stuart Housley

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

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

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

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

Rest in peace, Stuart Housley.

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

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

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

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

COMMERCIAL | Match-day opportunities at Huish Park

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

Match Sponsorship

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

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

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

Your match sponsorship package includes: 

– Three-course meal for 10 guests. 

– Half-time tea, coffee, cakes. 

– Reserved car parking. 

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

– Full-page advert in match day programme.

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

– Complimentary match day programmes. 

– Opportunities to meet players & staff. 

– Presentation of a signed home shirt. 

– Commemorative photographs. 

Available from £1,000 + VAT. 

Match Programme Sponsorship

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

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

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

The package includes:

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

Further guest can be added for a small fee per person

Available from £500 + VAT

Match Ball Sponsorship

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

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

Your package includes:

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

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

Available from £250 + VAT. 

Club 1895 Lounge

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

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

The package includes:

– Three-course meal.

– Half-time refreshments.

– Match day programme for each guest.

– Team sheets.

– Live matches shown on a large projector screen.

– Seating inside and outside.

– Executive bar.

– Reserved car parking.

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

Available from £50 per person. 

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

FIXTURES | Coach travel to Aldershot Town

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

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

Full information is as follows: 

£19 adults

£17 concessions

+£2 for all non-members

To book, contact Paul via – 07736044570

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

SIGNING | Adi Yussuf bolsters goalscoring ranks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to Somerset, Adi!  

VACANCY | Chartered Physiotherapist/Sports Therapist

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

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

James Hillier: recruitment@ytfc.net

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

The application form for this role is available below:

The full job description can be viewed below:

TICKETS | Trip to Aldershot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRANSFER | Sonny Blu Lo-Everton joins on loan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to Somerset, Sonny!

TICKETS | Final week for season ticket renewals

One week remains to renew

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

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

How to buy:

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

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

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

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

Price Table:

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Benefits:

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

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

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

STATEMENT | Club Update: July 2021

An update on all club matters

Ahead of the 21/22 season commencing, Yeovil Town can offer an update on all areas of the football club.

Chairman Scott Priestnall said, “After a tough 18-months without fans, we’re delighted to be preparing for a season with you behind us once again. I have to say my first two years as Chairman have not been without difficulty. The pandemic has affected all of us and we still live-in hope that the worst of this virus is behind us, and we can move forward with a happier and safer future. 

“I would also like to thank everyone who contributed to the raising of funds for Lee Collins’ family, it was extremely generous.  Lee was our captain and will never be forgotten.

“On the pitch, we are currently building a squad that has the potential to be competitive within this division, with a blend of youth and experience.

“Off the pitch, we are making strides to improve the match-day experience at Huish Park for all stakeholders, with multiple plans in place including a new bar area behind the Thatcher’s Gold Stand.

“It’s great to see so many of you have already purchased season tickets ahead of the new season, as you, the fans, are the lifeblood of our great club.

“There’s certainly lots to be excited about ahead of the new season, I’ll see you all at Huish Park very soon!”

The Squad

Darren Sarll has been making strides to build his squad in preparation for his third season at the helm, speaking in a recent interview, he said; “They’ve been very, very good. It’s a very different team, that’s going to have to play a very different way. 

“They’ve been excellent, they’re going to have to create a new dynamic, but the biggest thing for us was the change in athleticism. There are some frighteningly athletic young & older men out there now! 

“The biggest thing is that we have to cut-through and unfilter all of our work to be ready for the start of the season.”

To avoid conjecture & rumour, we can confirm that Albi Skendi is currently absent from Yeovil Town training. However, Skendi does remain under contract with the football club.  

Commercial

During the off-season, the club has worked hard to improve the experience around Huish Park on a match-day and during the week. Commercial Manager Mark Robinson has shared the latest updates around our conference facilities, match-day experience plans and sponsorship:

Conference facilities

As the world starts to come alive again, so too has our conference facilities with bookings for meetings and training courses starting to happen again and enquiries are increasing.

During the lockdown period we were a regular venue for hosting virtual conferences, an example of how we as an organisation had to adapt to the current business climate. However, we are now delighted to confirm that Huish Park Conference centre is open for business offering tailored meeting and conferencing options.

Match-day experience

During the coming season everyone at YTFC are looking to improve supporters experience of visiting Huish Park, we will be showing the televised fixtures live prior to our home games and after our final whistle within the Alec Stock lounge. This lounge is open to all home fans who wish to come to the stadium early and sit in a comfortable relaxed environment whilst socialising with their fellow supporters and enjoying our hospitality. There will be a matchday snack menu in place for supporters to enjoy as they soak up the build-up to our match’s. 

The club are in the process of completing an overhaul of our matchday hospitality with the commitment to improve the matchday experience at Huish Park. We have decorated and improved our executive boxes, to include their own bottle fridge and draught beverage to create an executive experience for all our customers to enjoy.

For fans who wish to sample the corporate experience we will be offering the opportunity to book a table in the 1895 Lounge to enjoy a three-course meal with table service. This will be a pre booked restaurant offering good quality food and service overlooking the pitch, allowing you to enjoy the build-up to our fixture.

We have an exciting project currently in motion behind our Thatcher’s Gold Terrace. For the start of the season, we shall have a new bar area in place, giving the home supporters the chance to have access to food and beverage refreshments prior to the match and at half time.

With these improved facilities across the venue, we feel we have catered better than before for all our fans and look forward to you all supporting each new and refreshed opportunity and hope it improves your time at the stadium.

New shirt/sponsors

We are excited to be able to work with Hummel to produce our training and playing kit.

The partnership allows us the opportunity to work with a passionate brand that are creating some great and exciting designs tailored to each of their partner clubs which is a fantastic opportunity for YTFC and our fans to have an exciting range in our club shop.

As you may have seen already, we launched our brand-new home strip this week, and we’ll be launching orders in the coming days whilst we await delivery of the full stock.

Alongside Hummel, we are also delighted to welcome Jurassic Fibre to the Yeovil Town family ahead of the National League season. Jurassic Fibre will be the clubs’ principal partner for the next three seasons, with their logo adorning the front of our shirt.

Speaking following the deal was signed, Steve Garrood, Chief Commercial Officer at Jurassic Fibre, said; “We are thrilled to become Yeovil Town FC’s main club partner and sponsor. At the heart of our approach is working with communities, and Yeovil Town is a strong community-based club. We are excited to be supporting and working with the club and the local community through this three-year partnership.

“Both Yeovil Town and Jurassic Fibre are intent on creating exciting futures, so it’s a perfect combination! On the field we will be backing the team to do great things. Off the field, as we roll out our ultrafast full fibre network, we’re committing significant investment to the Yeovil and wider Somerset area, with big plans to serve residents and the business community, with an outstanding full fibre broadband offering.”

For more information on Jurassic Fibre, click HERE.

We remain active in searching for further sponsors and will have further sponsorship news coming soon.

New Programme

After spending the last 18-months in digital form, we’re delighted to launch the Green & White in physical form once again, with a fresh design for the new season. Subscriptions for the programme will be available once we unveil the final product ahead of the new season, so keep your eyes peeled!  

Tickets

We are delighted to be able to welcome you back to Huish Park once again after a difficult 18 months apart. With the announcement that restrictions would be eased, season ticket sales have commenced in recent weeks, with an excellent response from the Huish Park faithful. As it stands, we have sold approximately 500 season tickets, and when compared to the same stage in previous seasons, we are selling tickets faster than ever!

Those who wish to renew their season ticket and guarantee their seat have until 4pm on the 6th of August to send their form to the club. For more information on season tickets, please click the link HERE, or visit the Huish Park club shop (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm)

With pre-season well underway, Huish Park will host three friendlies, against Forest Green Rovers, AFC Bournemouth U23 and Southampton B, kids go free for these fixtures, so there’s no better time to welcome to family to Huish Park.

Crowdfunder packages

As it stands, the club has fulfilled all packages it has been able to whilst operating within COVID-19 restrictions. Packages such as a place in the team photo were unable to be fulfilled last season due to COVID restrictions not allowing this to take place. The football club plans to honour these packages when it is viable to do so.

Land

When it comes to the sale of the club’s land, the club remains considering our options, with the football club and the wider communities best interest paramount in our decision making. As was reported last year, the football club struck a deal with South Somerset District Council, however this deal has not been completed but remains a viable option.

The club continue to talk to interested parties, including development partners, who would be willing to work closely with the club to help fulfil our vision and give this club an exciting future.

Ground’s work

Our groundsman Stuart Antell has been a busy man in the offseason, working on the pitch at Huish Park alongside the training ground at Alvington. This has involved reseeding the pitch at Huish Park, so it’s prepared for the National League season ahead. Commenting on its progress, Stuart said; “The stadium was renovated in the week directly after the last league game. We took the top 5mm off with a machine called a Koro, deep spiked to 7”, 90 tonnes of sand applied and followed off with 18 bags of seed drilled in 4 directions. We are 6 weeks into that now and I’m as happy as a groundsman can be with it.

“Alvington has been a little behind with the renovations for various reasons. Pitch 1 was renovated on Tuesday (13th July). This wasn’t quite as extensive as the stadium. We scarified in 2 directions with a Tractor-Mounted Scarifier, deep spiked to 5” and applied 13 bags of seed drilled in 2 directions. I am hoping this will be playable within 4 weeks so we can go ahead with the same renovation on pitch 2 on 10th August.

“I would like to thank S Merret Services for all their help on these jobs!”

Community Sports Trust

Throughout the last year, the Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust has continued their outstanding work, despite the challenging circumstances. In recent weeks, our U12 side managed by Louis McCarten travelled to Hertfordshire to compete in the JPL National Shield final which they won!

The Trust has continued to actively engage with school children across the local area, running football themed education for young people.

Growing in numbers, Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust are looking for Level 1 & 2 Football Coaches to work within their Football Development Programme. Opportunities to work and coach for their Junior Premier League teams.

If you are interested, please contact; Bob Thomas, Football Development Officer, (Bthomas@ytfc.net)

INTERVIEW | Morgan Williams speaks after signing for Yeovil Town

On Monday evening, Yeovil Town confirmed the signature of Morgan Williams on a two-year contract.

The defender well-known to Glovers fans following two loan spells, was excited to get started after putting pen to paper.

Speaking to ytfc.net, the 21-year-old said, “I’m really excited to get started here, it’s a fresh start and I want to leave my mark on the club.

“The main aspiration in my time here is to get promotion to League Two. First of all, I need to knuckle down in pre-season, get some game time in and then push on.

“I’m massively excited to play in front of the fans again, obviously it’s been a difficult time the last year or so, but I can’t wait to see them in pre-season and onwards.”

Speaking on social media, the former Coventry man couldn’t hide his delight at returning to Huish Park, tweeting;

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New Chapter! Really happy to have signed @YTFC , Can’t wait to get started #ytfc 

— Morgan (@MWilliams_377) June 14, 2021

The Huish Park faithful were equally excited to see Morgan return to Somerset, with one posting; “Welcome back Morgan, great signing!” 

Announced at the same time as Boris Johnson delayed lockdown easing, some fans preferred this announcement to the PM’s, with another sharing on twitter; “Of all the announcements at 6 o’clock today, this one is miles better than Boris’.”

 

SIGNING | Morgan Williams returns for a permanent stay at Huish Park

Yeovil Town are delighted to confirm the signing of Morgan Williams on a two-year-deal.

A familiar face to most Glovers fans, Williams enjoyed two short term loan spells with the club from Coventry City.

Making an instant impact in his first spell, Williams kept a clean sheet on his debut against FC Halifax Town after just one training session with the club.

Prior to joining the Glovers on loan first time round, Williams had already made his first team bow for Coventry, lining up in the Checkatrade Trophy against Arsenal and later started in League One against Fleetwood Town.

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Despite being just 21-years old, Williams already has pedigree within the non-league circuit, being named in the 2017/18 Northern Premier League Team of the Season during his time with Mickleover Town.

The second of his loan spells with Yeovil came in late 2020, as the defender starred in Yeovil Town’s dramatic FA Cup victory over Bromley in November.

Speaking to ytfc.net after signing, the defender said, “I’m really excited, obviously I’ve been here twice before, and I’ve loved it so I’m happy to be back.

“Knowing the club is the main reason I wanted to come here. Knowing the gaffer (Darren Sarll) from the previous times I’ve been here, and the lads have helped me in both instances.

“It’s a fresh start for me, I really want to put my mark on the club now.”

All at Yeovil Town are delighted to welcome Morgan back to the club.

 

CLUB NEWS | From Somerset to South Asia, YTFC Live reaches far and wide

As the National League season drew to a close against Stockport County on the 29th  of May, so did YTFC Live, Yeovil Town’s streaming service which covered games whilst games were played behind closed doors.

Whilst it certainly wasn’t the same as being in Huish Park, the ever-evolving platform went through radical changes to improve the viewing experience for supporters. These supporters viewed from far and wide, highlighting the reach of Yeovil Town F.C.

Starting at home in the United Kingdom, YTFC Live welcomed over 18,000 customers based in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Venturing over the Atlantic Ocean, we were delighted to see 136 of you tuned in from the United States.

India, the second most populous country in the world also possessed a small number or Glovers fans this season, with 110 fans tuning in from the South Asian nation.

In mainland Europe, Spain, France, and Germany had approximately 100 supporters registered to the service.  

Viewing from home on a number of different devices, the most popular was a desktop/laptop, with 54% of you tuning in via one of these devices. The second most popular was mobiles, with just shy of 31% of you watching from them.

Rounding off the top five devices were tablets (7.84%), Smart TV’s (4.1%), and Games Consoles (2.67%).

Thank you for your continued support and feedback on our streaming service, as it stands, we are awaiting confirmation as to whether we can continue the platform for upcoming seasons, in the hope of reaching more Glovers fans, far and wide.

 

FIXTURE NEWS | Local pre-season friendlies announced

Yeovil Town are pleased to confirm two of our away pre-season friendlies.

In a repeat of 20/21’s pre-season, Town will travel to both Taunton Town & Weston-super-Mare in preparation for the upcoming National League campaign.

The first of the two fixtures is a trip to Wordsworth Drive to face Taunton Town on Tuesday 3rd August kicking off at 7:45pm.

Just four days later, Darren Sarll’s side will travel to the seaside on Saturday 7th August to face Weston-super-Mare for a 3pm kick-off.

Further fixtures and ticket details for these games will be announced in due course.

VACANCY | Part-time first team sports scientist

Yeovil Town are looking to appoint a fully qualified sports scientist to its first team staff on a part-time basis.

Applicants will only be considered if they have a degree is Sports Science and have experience in this field.

The role is part-time position, with the expectation that the individual will be present at two training sessions per week and all games home and away.

Candidates must have experience in GPS usage and delivering practical sessions to the team, alongside the rehabilitation of the returning injured players.

The wage expectation for this role is between 9-11k per annum. 

If the candiate is succesful, they will be expected to start on 8th July 2021.

The full job description can be found HERE. 

The application form can be found HERE. 

To apply, please email your CV alongside the application form to recruitment@ytfc.net

CARVERY | Bookings open for Father’s Day

Yeovil Town will once again be hosting a carvery at Huish Park for Father’s Day (20th June).

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

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

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

Please book early to avoid disappointment. To book, please email hospitality@ytfc.net

Prices:

2 Meats £10.95

3 Meats £11.95

Under 10 yrs old £6.55

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Stockport County

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

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

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

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

 

Team news

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

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

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

 

A tribute to Lee Collins

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

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

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

 

Coverage

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

Live stream can be viewed by clicking HERE.

Tickets can be purchased from HERE.

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

CLUB NEWS | Jimmy Smith to retire from professional football

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

INTERVIEW | Emmanuel Sonupe reflects on defeat at Moss Lane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Altrincham FC – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

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

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

 

Team news

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

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

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

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

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

 

Coverage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

TICKETS | Stockport County

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

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

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

There will be NO tickets available for away supporters.

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town – Maidenhead United

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Bookings: Dagnall, Wilkinson (RED)

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Maidenhead United

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

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

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

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

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

 

Team news

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

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

 

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

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

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

 

Coverage

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

Live stream can be viewed by clicking HERE. 

Tickets can be purchased from HERE.

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

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town – King’s Lynn Town

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Bookings: Wilkinson, Dickinson. 

Subs not used: Evans

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – King’s Lynn Town

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

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

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


Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

 

Team News 

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

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

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

 

Coverage 

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

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

COMMERCIAL | Yeovil Town partner with the Terrace

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

SUPPORTER INFORMATION | Maidenhead United

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

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

 

Purchasing of tickets

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

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

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

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

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

 

Code of conduct

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

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

 

Match day

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

No tea bars will be open for this fixture.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Forest Green Rovers

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

Previous meetings

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

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

Kit news

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

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

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Ticket news

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

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

To purchase your tickets, click HERE.

MATCH PREVIEW | Aldershot Town – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

 

Team news

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

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

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

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

 
Coverage

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

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

CARVERY | 23rd & 30th May

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

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

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

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

Please book early to avoid disappointment. To book, please call 07717007966 to reserve you table. You can also book via email – sharonhartley650@yahoo.com.

Prices:

2 Meats £10.95

3 Meats £11.95

Under 10 yrs old £6.55

 

MATCH REPORT | Wrexham AFC – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

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

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

Reuben Reid and Joe Quigley led the line.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Bookings: Dagnall, Knowles

Subs not used: Evans, Murphy.

MATCH PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

 

Terry Skiverton’s thoughts

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

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

 

Team news

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

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

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

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

 

Coverage

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

INTERVIEW | Terry Skiverton insists Town will keep fighting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MATCH REPORT | Wealdstone – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Bookings: Lee, Quigley, Dagnall, Skendi. 

Subs not used:  Hunt, Evans.

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

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

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

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

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Wealdstone – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town travel to West London to face Wealdstone F.C. on Saturday afternoon.

After bouncing back against Solihull Moors, Darren Sarll and his side will be hoping for more of the same against the struggling Stones.

For the hosts, it’s been a difficult spell, slipping down the table in recent weeks, losing four games on the spin and conceding 18 goals in the process.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

When asked about Wealdstone’s defensive record, Sarll said, “We need to shoot a lot! I don’t really know what’s coming out of our tunnel so in all honesty the same could be said about us.

“We need to keep our standards high, especially after the spike in performance on Tuesday.

“The players who gave us that spike deserve the recognition and reward for that.”

 

Team News

In his press conference, Sarll confirmed that both Murphy and Wilkinson were out of Saturday’s trip to the Vale.

In better news, both Lawson D’Ath and Alex Bradley are edging closer to a return, with D’Ath slated for a mid-May return to training.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

After promotion from the National League South as champions last season, the Stones’ return to the National League has seen a change at the helm. Manager Dean Brennan resigned from his role and was replaced by his assistant Stuart Maynard in February.

Despite a positive start to the season, financial difficulties hit Saturday’s hosts as they slipped down the table.

The man to look out for at the Vale is Dennon Lewis, the former Love Island contestant was the catalyst for the Stones’ promotion last season earning himself a trial at Charlton Athletic in the Summer. Ultimately remaining at the Vale, the former Watford man has hit six goals this season and will be looking for more on Saturday.

 

Coverage

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

Radio commentary will be provided by Three Valleys Radio & BBC Somerset whilst Wealdstone’s stream can be purchased from HERE.

 

CLUB NEWS | Young Glovers earn their coaching stripes

Yeovil Town academy scholars have been putting their studying into action this week, taking part in the FA Level Two coaching course.

On Tuesday afternoon, members of the U18’s side took to the Huish Park 3G pitch, leading sessions they had planned themselves after much hard work.

 

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Under the watchful eye of former Glover and Watford’s youngest ever goal scorer Gifton Noel-Williams, the young Glovers impressed as they led sessions for other members of the club’s youth ranks.

Setting themselves up for a future in coaching, the academy scholars ticked all the boxes and were a credit to the club throughout the process.

Well done, lads!

CONTRACT | Joe Quigley commits his future to Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town are delighted to confirm that Joe Quigley has signed a new contract at Huish Park, keeping him at the club until June 2023.

Joe, 24, signed for Town in October 2020, and last night scored his first hat-trick in green and white.

As confirmed in Darren Sarll’s post-match interview, the towering forward now looks forward to enjoying an extended spell in Somerset.

Speaking to BBC Somerset following the announcement, Joe said, “There was no doubt that I wanted to stay here. As soon as I spoke with the gaffer about it, I was on board.

“He’s (Sarll) been brilliant here, I absolutely love working with him and I love the lads here too.

“It ultimately comes down to the gaffer working with me, he’s spent a lot of hours with me over the time I’ve been here, it’s something I really appreciate and hopefully I’ll be able to repay him out on the pitch.”

Following the victory over Solihull Moors, Sarll confirmed the former Bournemouth man is in his plans going forward.

“We’re at a good point with Joe, it’s probably as good a time as ever to confirm that he’s with us next year.

“Obviously with the last couple of weeks we didn’t want to release anything disrespectfully.

“Joe is part of my long-term plans, and I thought he was great again tonight (against Solihull Moors).”

All at Yeovil Town would like to wish Joe all the best during his time at Huish Park.

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town – Solihull Moors

Joe Quigley made the headlines as his perfect hat-trick secured a 3-0 victory for Yeovil Town over Solihull Moors.

Looking to avenge Saturday’s defeat, Quigley returned to the side and made an instant impact, opening the scoring, turning home his penalty with a diving header which was initially saved by Ryan Boot.

Adding to his tally in the second half with two stunning finishes with both feet for a night to remember at Huish Park for the Glovers forward.

After a humbling defeat on Saturday, Darren Sarll made four changes as he hunted revenge. Adam Smith remained in goal, whilst Albi Skendi dropped into the defence alongside Michael Kelly, Billy Sass-Davies, and Carl Dickinson. 

The midfield saw a surprising inclusion of Chris Dagnall who started at the tip of the diamond alongside Charlie Lee, Tom Knowles, and Jimmy Smith. Town’s forward line was changed completed as Joe Quigley partnered Luton Town loanee Josh Neufville.

Despite the abundance of changes, it was the visitors that started the brighter, with the first chance coming in the fifth minute. Joe Sbarra had the Moors’ effort but a strong save from A.Smith kept the Glovers level.

It took the fresh faces of Yeovil Town 20 minutes to begin to threaten, firstly with a speculative effort from Knowles which almost played through Dagnall, but some excellent defending from Jordan Cranston ushered the ball into Ryan Boot’s gloves.

After an even opening, Town were offered a golden chance to go in front on 27 minutes as Quigley was fouled in the box earning the Glovers a penalty. Quigley stepped up to take, and after his initial effort was saved, he followed up and headed home the opener.

Quigley almost had a second in as many minutes as his header was cleared off the line following Dickinson’s corner.

The goal bled confidence into the Yeovil players with chances continuing to fall, the best falling to Knowles who hooked his effort from the edge of the box wide on the stroke of half-time.

At the break, the Glovers held a deserved lead, and it didn’t take long for them to double it in the second. Once again, Quigley provided the finishing touch as Dickinson’s inviting cross to the front post was poked home by the towering forward in the 55th minute.

Learning from Saturday’s mistakes, Yeovil excellently held the visitors at arm’s length, restricting them to shots from distance, most notably Callum Maycock’s first time effort on 61 minutes.

Putting the icing on the cake in the 72 minute, Quigley fired home his third goal with a sublime finish on his left foot. After Knowles’ deep free kick was flicked on by Skendi, the Yeovil Town number 19 reacted first to hammer the ball home and complete a memorable night.

Substitutes followed which highlighted Town’s attacking intent, with Emmanuel Sonupe getting some valuable minutes in his road to recovery.

Solihull Moors almost pulled back a late consolation in injury time as former Yeovil man Adam Rooney couldn’t quite get a clean connection on his poked effort and allowing A.Smith to claim easily.

All in all, it was an excellent night for Town, showing real resolve to bounce back and claim victory a comfortable result against a side who had done the same to them just days ago.

Next up for Sarll’s side is a trip to Wealdstone to face Stuart Maynard’s Wealdstone.

 

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

Subs not used: Reid, Hunt.  

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Solihull Moors

Yeovil Town will look to exact some revenge on Tuesday evening (7pm) as Solihull Moors visit Huish Park.

After a humbling 5-1 defeat on Saturday afternoon, Darren Sarll and his squad have the opportunity to right Saturday’s wrong with a strong performance against the Moors.

Saturday’s defeat saw Town drop to 16th place in the league, just three points behind our opponents Solihull who sit in 15th.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking following Saturday’s defeat, Sarll said, ““I thought we looked really mentally tired today, “he told BBC Somerset, post-match. “If you look at our decision making, force or even energy, I think we looked really fatigued mentally and it can’t be down to our physicality as we’ve had a clear week of playing.

“Mentally, there’s probably a real good reason for that, but four of their five goals were from set-pieces. This is the National League – any league – the Championship – and we’ve just got to control the box much better aerially. I thought we were very poor of that, and the two centre backs know my feelings on that.” 

 

Team news

Luke Wilkinson limped off in the first half on Saturday after injuring his calf and could sit out at Huish Park.

Long-term absentees Josh Staunton and Lawson D’Ath also remain unavailable for Tuesday’s game.

 

Head-to-head

Saturday’s defeat was Town’s first to the Moors since relegation to the National League.

Last season’s clash at Huish Park wasn’t one for the history books, with a 0-0 draw in January 2020.

A more memorable encounter came in September 2019 as Luke Wilkinson stole the show, scoring the only goal of the game alongside playing the last 10 minutes in goal due to an injury to Liam O’Brien.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

The star man for the visitors is goalkeeper Ryan Boot, the 26-year-old goalkeeper turned professional in April 2013 when at Port Vale, having initially been an academy player at Stoke City. In a five-year career at Vale Park, he made 28 appearances and had various loan spells at Worcester City, Newcastle Town, and Macclesfield.

He joined the Moors in the summer of 2018 after being released from Vale upon the expiry of his contract. The number one went on to play in every minute of every National League game in his first season and kept 20 clean sheets.

After enjoying another successful season in the West Midlands prior to the suspension of the league, he earnt himself a new contract with the club last July. He has proved his worth between the sticks again this season, registering 12 clean sheets and amassing 33 National League appearances to date.

 

Coverage

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

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

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town – Solihull Moors

Yeovil Town were defeated in the Midlands as Solihull Moors were the 5-1 victors at Damson Park.

After the hosts took a first half lead, Murphy levelled the affair early on in the second half.

However, the Glovers were level for all of two minutes as the hosts struck back two minutes later. The hosts didn’t let up, running riot in the closing stages to secure a comfortable victory.

Darren Sarll opted for a return to the diamond formation which has been used to great success since the turn of the year. Adam Smith retained his spot in goal, with Carl Dickinson, Billy Sass-Davies, Luke Wilkinson, and Michael Kelly in an inverted wing-back role. The midfield four consisted of Jimmy Smith, Matt Worthington, Tom Knowles, and Albi Skendi. Rhys Murphy returned to the starting line-up after a full week’s training alongside Reuben Reid.

Although there was little in the game, the hosts started the brighter, claiming first chance of the afternoon as Justin Donawa fired over the bar from the edge of the box.

Knowles has provided the attacking spark for Town in recent weeks, and once again he provided that impetus for the Glovers in the first half. He stole the ball in midfield on 9 minutes. He then drove into the Solihull half with real intent, but the hosts marshalled him well and blocked his effort.

When Knowles wasn’t in the game, long ball was the focus of Town’s attacks, and one almost came off as a hopeful pass found Albi Skendi in the box, he brought the ball down well, but his initial effort was blocked. The ball then fell kindly to Reuben Reid who also couldn’t direct his effort beyond the Solihull defence.

Towering midfielder James Ball came closest to opening the scoring in the opening stages striking the post from around 25-yards out.

As the half grew on, the hosts started enjoying more and more of the ball in the Glovers’ half.

This eventually paid dividends on 25 minutes, as the smallest man in the box Donawa headed home Jordan Cranston’s corner to open the scoring.

Moments following the goal, Town’s afternoon became even more difficult with Wilkinson forced off the pitch with an injury, however Max Hunt was a more than capable replacement for the former Stevenage man.

One almost became two just minutes later, the always-bright Ball drove into the box but a sublime save from A.Smith denied the hosts.

As the half entered its closing stages, the hosts were happy to hold on to the slim advantage they had controlling the midfield until the half time whistle came.

The Glovers needed fresh ideas to break down the Moors, and that came in the form of Josh Neufville as he replaced J.Smith at the interval. 

Since his stunning free-kick against Dagenham, Knowles has established himself as Yeovil’s go-to set-piece taker. He had an opportunity to fire on goal in the opening stages of the second, but his effort didn’t beat the wall.

After some confusion, Yeovil Town did find an equaliser through top scorer Murphy. The ball was played through to Murphy via a deflection who needed no invitation to slot home. However, the linesman had his flag up, but the referee overruled him, and the goal was given.

Town’s lead lasted all of two minutes with the Moors scoring from a set-piece once again. Ben Usher-Shipway’s long throw was flicked on by Kyle Hudlin into the path of Donawa, who lashed home from the edge of the six-yard box for his second of the game.

Just moments later, the hosts added a third through Hudlin. After Cranston’s free kick was cleared, Joe Sbarra clipped the ball back in for Hudlin to head home.

Looking to find a way back into the game, Town switch to a 4-3-3, with Neufville, Murphy and Reid making up the forward positions. The switch in formation stretched the hosts, winning free kicks in dangerous positions. Most notably, Worthington’s delivery caused havoc in the Solihull box. Hunt looked the most likely to get onto it but some last ditch defending saved the Moors.

However, despite Town’s attacking efforts, it was Solihull who found another. Ball worked space for himself within the left channel and drilled an effort beyond A.Smith to put the result beyond doubt.

Solihull didn’t let up in the closing stages, adding a fifth in stoppage time as Donawa completed his hat-trick on the counterattack, putting the icing on a comfortable victory.

The Glovers have the chance to put the result right on Tuesday evening with Solihull travelling to Huish Park.

 

 

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

Subs not used: Dagnall, Quigley.

 

 

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Solihull Moors

Yeovil Town travel to Solihull Moors on Saturday afternoon for the first time since September 2019.

After a hard-fought victory over Boreham Wood last weekend, the Glovers will look to extend a winning run to three games. 

Saturday’s hosts were defeated last time out against Dagenham & Redbridge and will be looking to bounce back against the Glovers.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Going into back-to-back fixtures against Solihull, the boss said:

“You always try and use the first fixture retrospectively so you can see where you can be better, we did that well against Notts County in the second game. You only work that hard when you’ve been beat in the first one though as you’re trying to find another way to win.

“At this time of the season it becomes very difficult as motivation levels differ depending on where the club is in the table.

“Largely it’s just about how you find yourself against the group of players you’re playing against on the day.”

 

Team News

Billy Sass-Davies has had his rolling loan contract extended until May meaning he can line-up for the Glovers against the Moors.

On the injury front, Sarll confirmed that Town came out of Saturday’s game with no fresh injuries. This has meant that Rhys Murphy has been able to complete a full week of training.

Alex Bradley is building his way back up to fitness slowly to avoid the reoccurrence of a previous injury.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

It’s been an indifferent season for the Moors, who despite play-off ambitions sit in a midtable position.

Managed on an interim basis by Mark Yates during his second spell at the club whilst his season as Stourbridge is suspended. Yates had very little time to get to grips at Stourbridge as just a month after being hired in February 2020, the country was placed into lockdown.

Now with the Moors once again, Yates is looking to steady the ship ahead of a new manager taking the reins next season.

 

Head-to-head

Since relegation to the National League, the Glovers are yet to lose to Solihull Moors. The most memorable encounter came in September 2019 as Luke Wilkinson stole the show, scoring the only goal of the game alongside playing the last 10 minutes in goal due to an injury to Liam O’Brien.

Our meeting in the FA Cup during the 2016/17 holds less fond memories as Solihull shocked the Football League Gloves on penalties.

 

Coverage

Solihull Moors will be live streaming the fixture, with passes available from HERE.

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

INTERVIEW | Yeovil Town players were ‘incredible’ says Sarll

An emotional Darren Sarll reflected on a winning afternoon following victory over Boreham Wood, but to him and all associated to Yeovil Town, it was more than three points.

Playing for the first time since the tragic passing of club captain Lee Collins, Sarll spoke to the BBC about the poignant game at Huish Park.

“They (the players) were incredible, everyone knows how tough it’s been. It’s ironic really, one of our only clean sheets of the season came today, for Lee and for Glenn Roeder with West Ham vs. Newcastle today.

“Lee & Glenn would have shaken their heads at some of our passing, but they really are a brilliant group! They stuck together, and even the impact of the subs when they came on.

“I thought Murphy’s impact was brilliant, as was Joe (Quigley) and who else do you want on the pitch to defend long balls than Charlie Lee.”

In his pre-match press conference, Sarll said he wouldn’t need to make a team talk, but on the day his views on this changed.

“I actually spoke quite a lot, I tried to keep them focused on the game because we’re at work now, we’re not robots of course, but we’re at work and we want to win.

“I told them that Lee and I both came here to win games and that’s what we did.”

Saturday’s opponents showed a touch of class, handing over a wreath of flowers to Carl Dickinson ahead of kick-off, and handling the sensitive occasion with respect and dignity.

“I thought Boreham Wood’s class on the day was amazing, I’ve known Luke (Garrard) for a long time, handing over the wreath before the game, and just the way they conducted themselves was excellent.

“We’ve had some good old battles Luke and I, and their respect for the occasion was top class.”

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town – Boreham Wood

An emotional return to Huish Park for the first time since Lee Collins’ passing saw Yeovil Town secure a hard-fought three points.

If a performance could personify Collins, it would be this one, resilient, determined and ultimately ending up with the victory.

Tom Knowles’ first half strike proved the difference, but he and his teammates knew today was about much more important things than three points.

Darren Sarll adopted a 4-3-3 formation for the fixture. Adam Smith continued his run of playing every minute this season, with Michael Kelly, a returning Luke Wilkinson, Billy Sass-Davies, and Carl Dickinson starting at the back.

Battling it out in the middle of the park was Jimmy Smith, Albi Skendi and Matt Worthington, whilst the front three consisted of Knowles, Josh Neufville and Reuben Reid.

It’s was a slow start to proceedings, with both sides looking to gain a foothold on the game.

The first chance of the afternoon took fifteen minutes to fall, as an excellent drilled cross from Skendi looked destined for Reid but a heroic flick from Tom Champion saved the visitors.

Looking for an attacking spark, Knowles began to provide it, almost finding himself through one-on-one after a deft flick to the ball away from two Wood defenders.

As the half grew on, Town looked the more likely to score, and almost did via a helping hand from Femi Ilesanmi who forced a save from his own goalkeeper.

On 28 minutes, Town’s positive attitude paid dividends. After some build up, Worthington found Skendi who drilled the ball into Knowles’ path to open the scoring. Surrounded by his teammates, it was clear to see just how much this goal meant to all associated with the club, as Knowles raised his hands to the sky as a tribute to our captain.

More efforts followed as Knowles and Worthington fired from distance, but at the break, Town held a slim advantage.

It took a while for the second half to kick into life, with Boreham Wood enjoying a lot of the ball, but struggling to do anything with it.

Those watching would have anticipated a second half bombardment, that in truth did not materialise, with Luke Garrard’s side waiting until 65 minutes for the chasing visitors to even fashion an opening of note, with Tyrone Marsh heading over from the edge of the six-yard box.

Yet, this was as much as A.Smith had to worry about, with the visitor’s long ball football offering very few opportunities for their forward line.

In contrast, Yeovil Town were just happy to run the clock down, making smart fouls and holding the ball when they could to hold onto the three points.

However, the Glovers did have opportunities, with the always bright Knowles flicking Wilkinson’s free kick back into the box and catching the visiting defences at sixes and sevens but eventually they cleared their lines.

On 85 minutes, Boreham Wood did test A.Smith again, as Corey Whitely fired a free kick into the bottom left corner, only for the Yeovil number one to palm the former Ebbsfleet man’s effort wide.

As legs began to tire, Sarll looked to his bench for reinforcement, with Rhys Murphy, Charlie Lee and Joe Quigley coming into the fold and effectively applying Yeovil’s gameplan.

In the end, Yeovil held onto a deserved three points, on an afternoon that will be remembered far more for the context of the game, rather than the game itself.

Sleep tight, Captain.

 

Yeovil Town: A.Smith; Kelly, Wilkinson, Sass-Davies, Dickinson; Smith, Skendi, Worthington; Neufville, Knowles, Reid

Bookings: Worthington, Neufville, Knowles, Kelly.

Subs not used: Dagnall, Hunt.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Boreham Wood

After a difficult number of weeks for all at Yeovil Town, Darren Sarll and his side return to National League action on Saturday (12:30pm) to face Boreham Wood.

Since the sad passing of club captain Lee Collins, the Glovers have not taken to the pitch at Huish Park, with Sarll giving himself, alongside his players & staff the time they need to come to terms with the heart-breaking news.

The fixture will kick-off at an earlier time of 12:30pm, to avoid clashing with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Unsurprisingly, this week’s press conference was largely centred around the tragic passing of club captain Collins. When asked about how he and his players are preparing for the game, Sarll spoke about the unity within the ranks at Huish Park ““If one feels like they can’t play or can’t prepare, none of us are going down the tunnel.”

“We have had an attitude that if one doesn’t go, none of us go. That’s been our ethos.”

 

Team News

Our last fixture saw a welcome return to the pitch for Emmanuel Sonupe following a long injury lay-off.

Sarll confirmed in his press conference that Rhys Murphy & Alex Bradley are edging closer to a return, whilst Luke Wilkinson is involved in training once again and could make the squad for the first time since Town faced Weymouth in January.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

Garrard’s Boreham Wood have built a reputation as a tricky National League side, beating League Two Southend in the FA Cup earlier this season.

The star man for the visitors is former Glover Kabongo Tshimanga, who snatched a last gasp equaliser for Luke Garrard’s side when the sides last met at Huish Park.

In last season’s away fixture, Tshimanga was involved in the scoring again, as his second half strike edged a tight game in Hertfordshire.

 

Head-to-head

Saturday’s opponents provided stern opposition for Yeovil last season, drawing and losing to the Wood.

However, the most memorable clash in recent memory came in February as a stunning first half performance secured three points in Hertfordshire.

Rhys Murphy got Town up and running on 12 minutes before Reuben Reid and Josh Neufville scored to build a comfortable advantage. A dubious penalty in the 46th minute handed the Wood a lifeline, and a late free kick added cause of concern, but the Glovers held on at Meadow Park to claim victory.

 

Coverage

The fixture will be streamed on the YTFC Live platform, with commentary provided by Marcus Duncomb alongside former Yeovil midfielder Nick Crittenden.

BBC Somerset and Three Valleys Radio provide radio coverage, alongside text updates on our social media profiles.

 

A moment to remember our captain

On Thursday afternoon, players, staff and the family of Lee Collins took a moment to remember our captain. 

Instead of holding a minutes silence on Saturday afternoon, the club opted to remember Lee together with a two minutes applause with flowers and his shirts laid in the centre circle. 

To watch the applause, the video is available above.

FIXTURE NEWS | Maidenhead United

Yeovil Town’s National League clash with Maidenhead United will now take place on Tuesday 18th May. 

Kicking off at 7:45pm, Alan Devonshire’s side head to Huish Park for the first time since August 2019. 

In line with the Government’s lockdown roadmap, we are aware of the potential for spectators attending this fixture. We are awaiting further guidance from the National League and will issue further details in due course. 

FIXTURE NEWS | Earlier kick-off for Boreham Wood

As a mark of respect, National League matches scheduled for 3pm on Saturday 17 April will be moved to 12:30pm kick-off to avoid a clash with the funeral of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

This means that Yeovil Town’s match with Boreham Wood this Saturday will begin at the earlier time. 

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

FIXTURE NEWS | Dates confirmed for postponed fixtures

Following the postponements of our trips to Altrincham & Aldershot, new dates for the fixtures can now be confirmed.

The first of the rearranged games comes in Hampshire on Tuesday 11th May as the Glovers face Aldershot. Kicking off at 7pm, Darren Sarll will be hoping to recreate some of the midweek magic from our last trip to face the Shots.

With both sides having a free Saturday, the Glovers will then travel to Altrincham for our penultimate game of the season on 22nd May.  

Live streaming details for the fixtures will be issued in due course.

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town – Barnet F.C.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Subs not used: Collins, Warburton.

 

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Barnet F.C.

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

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

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

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

 

Team news

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

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

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

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

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

 

Coverage

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

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

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town – Notts County

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Bookings: A.Smith.

Subs not used: Evans, Sonupe, Dagnall

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Notts County

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

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

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

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

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

 

Injury news

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

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

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

 

Coverage

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Notts County – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

 

Team News

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

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

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

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

 

Coverage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRANSFER | Carl Dickinson to move into management for Hanley Town

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

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

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

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

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

 

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town – Bromley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bookings: Dickinson, Lee, Sass-Davies

Subs not used: Dagnall, Kelly.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Bromley

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

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

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

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts 

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

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

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

 

Team news 

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

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

 

Foot in the opposition camp

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

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

 

Coverage

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

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

MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town – Woking

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reuben Reid and Rhys Murphy led the line. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

Bookings: Bradley, Reid, Lee.

Subs: Kelly, J.Smith,

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Woking

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

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

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

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts 

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

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

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

 

Team news 

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

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

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

 

Minutes silence 

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

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

 

Coverage

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

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

TRANSFER | Billy Sass-Davies loan extended

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

MATCH PREVIEW | Sutton United – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

 

Team news

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

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

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

 

Coverage

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

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

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

MATCH REPORT | Chesterfield – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

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

Rhys Murphy and Reuben Reid once again combined up front.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

Subs not used: Dickinson, Dagnall

MATCH PREVIEW | Chesterfield – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

 

Team news

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

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

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

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

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

 

Coverage

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

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