Category: Match Preview

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Bath City

It’s cup final action for Yeovil Town this evening as Bath City visit Huish Park for the culmination of this season’s Somerset Premier Cup.

It’s been a successful campaign for the Glovers so far, who have hit thirteen goals in the county cup this season and conceded just once.

For Bath, a victory in the county cup could add shine to the Romans’ season after a difficult season in the National League South.

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins following last weekend’s draw with Boreham Wood, Lee said; “Tuesday night will be a great night for the fans, the whole squad will be here.

“The players will be mingling with the fans, so we’ll make sure it’s a good evening.

“It’s been a long time since Yeovil won this cup so we’re looking forward to hopefully bringing it home.”

Team news

Yeovil Town fans should expect a strong side for this evening’s Somerset Premier Cup clash.

Commenting on his potential selection, Lee said; “It will be a full strength team. It will be the team I would select if it was a league game.

“There might be rotation due to tiredness, we’ll see how the group recovers, but the whole squad will be here.”

Josh Staunton has returned to full training and could be in line for his first involvement since March 22nd.

Sonny Blu Lo-Everton will be hoping for a start, having netted three times in the competition already, the Watford loanee could be the Somerset Premier Cup’s joint top scorer if he nets this evening.

Lee’s comments hint that there may not be inclusions for members of the Yeovil Town U18’s who have starred excellently throughout the tournament.

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It’s been a difficult first full season back after lockdown for Bath City. In their previous full season, Jerry Gill’s Romans had featured in the National League South play-offs, but this season has seen Bath languish in the bottom half of the table.

Although surviving with a number of games to go, Bath fans will be disappointed with how the season has turned out and will be hoping some local silverware can add some shine to their season.

The man to look out for in the Bath City camp is Cody Cooke. The former St. Mirren man has been on fire for the Romans since returning south of the border, netting 20 goals in 47 games in all competitions. As it stands, he is top scorer in the Premier Cup with four goals in four games.

Tickets

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MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Boreham Wood

Yeovil Town host Boreham Wood in our final home National League fixture of the season on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

Charlie Lee will be hoping his side can leave home supporters with something to savour as the league season draws to a close at Huish Park.

Despite strong early season form, the Wood find themselves in a similar position to the Glovers with little stakes on the pitch when it comes to promotion and relegation.

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Lee said; “I think they had a bit of a lull after the FA Cup run, they’ll know that.

“Right now, they’re in good form, they’ve had a couple of good results, so they’ll be a tough opponent.

“They know how to win games, so we better be ready for them.”

Team news

This week, Charlie Wakefield returned to training after struggling with illness for a number of weeks.

Josh Staunton has also been involved in training following his operation.

A foot in the opposition camp

After a stunning FA Cup run which saw the Wood reach the Fifth Round to face Premier League strugglers Everton, Boreham Wood have endured a tricky patch which has seem them drop out of the promotion picture.

However, recent form has been positive picking up four points against the top two, with a victory over Stockport at Edgeley Park before a 1-1 draw with Wrexham at Meadow Park.

Dennon Lewis is the man to look out for in the visiting camp. After a difficult start to life at Meadow Park which saw him only play a bit-part role, the former Love Island contestant has stepped up in recent weeks, scoring the opener against Stockport County.

Have we met before?

Yeovil have endured mix results against the Wood since dropping into the National League.

In our first season back at the level, Town claimed just one point from the fixtures, drawing 1-1 at Huish Park.

Last season, the Glovers faired much better completing the double over Garrard’s side, including a win in Town’s first game following the tragic passing of Lee Collins.

This season, Dale Gorman’s goal wasn’t enough as ten-man Yeovil fell to a 2-1 defeat at Meadow Park.

What’s on at Huish Park

Jeff Sherwood is the latest former Glover to partake in a ‘Memory Lanes’ Q&A session. Click HERE for more information.

Tickets

Tickets remain available online until midday on Saturday, and from the ticket office until kick-off although subject to a surcharge after midday. Why not spend your afternoon watching Glovers’ final National League game at Huish Park this season?

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Wealdstone

Yeovil Town return to Huish Park on Bank Holiday Monday with a National League clash against Wealdstone.

After a narrow defeat on the road to play-off hopefuls Halifax, the Glovers will look to bounce back against another side mid-table in the Stones.

Not lacking motivation, Charlie Lee’s side will be hungry to exact some revenge after a frustrating defeat earlier in the season against the North West London outfit.

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

Speaking about the fixtures in quick succession, Lee said; “There’s a reason why it’s Saturday, Monday, I haven’t worked it out, maybe there is a good reason for it and somebody will tell me one day.

“I just have to help the players prepare and make sure they’re ready for it. They’ll do what they always do and get themselves out there.

“We have a few injuries from today (against Halifax), we’ll assess them and see how they are (for the game).”

Team news

Glovers fans should expect some rotation to Lee’s side with such a quick turnaround in fixtures.

Charlie Wakefield remained on the sidelines with illness in Halifax, but should he recover in time, the forward could return on Monday afternoon.

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Wealdstone have surprised many be avoiding the relegation conversation almost all-together this season. This is a credit to manager Stuart Maynard who as assembled a competitive squad on a part-time budget.

This Wealdstone squad includes a familiar face in Rhys Browne, who played for the Glovers in League Two under Darren Way.

In front of goal, the Stones have relied on the form of former Torquay United forward Josh Umerah. After netting just once in the league for the Gulls, Umerah has settled in perfectly at the Vale this season, finding the back of the net 15 times.

Have we met before?

Since their promotion to the National League after 32-years away, the two sides have met three times, with both sides winning once and one draw.

The first game last season was a thrilling 2-2 draw at Huish Park, with current interim manager Charlie Lee on the scoresheet and current Yeovil winger Charlie Wakefield starting for the Stones. Later that season, the Glovers were the 2-0 victors at the Vale, with a certain Sonny Blu Lo-Everton starting for Wealdstone that day.

Earlier this season, the Glovers fell to a 2-1 defeat at the Vale.

What’s on at Huish Park?

Local Yeovil Town favourite Andy Lindegaard will be joining us for the latest ‘Memory Lanes’ Q&A. For more information and to submit your questions, click HERE.

Tickets

Tickets remain available online until midday on Monday, and from the ticket office until kick-off although subject to a surcharge after midday. Why not spend your afternoon watching Charlie Lee’s Glovers at Huish Park?

MATCH PREVIEW | FC Halifax Town – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

Tickets

Tickets are only available on the day from the turnstile. 

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

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Stockport County

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

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

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

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

What’s on at Huish Park?

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

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Weymouth – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

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

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

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

Tickets

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

Please do not travel to Weymouth without a ticket.

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

MATCH PREVIEW | King’s Lynn Town – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

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

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

Team news

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

Tickets

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MATCH PREVIEW | Barnet – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

Tickets

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MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Southend United

Yeovil Town will look for a third win on the spin on Saturday afternoon (3pm) as Southend United visit Huish Park.

The two sides are separated by just two points in 13th & 12th place respectively, and Town can leapfrog the Shrimpers with a victory.

For the visitors, after a positive start to the year, Kevin Maher’s side have suffered two defeats in their last three games, and will be looking to bounce back and reinvigorate their final stretch of the season.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking ahead of the fixture, Sarll said; “I think Kevin’s (Maher) has been brilliant. We know each other very well, he’s a terrific competitive guy.

“He was a very good player, tough as anything. You’re determined by you’re recruitment, and what he’s done well with is the second batch of recruitment.

“The team Southend are playing now is nothing like the team that started the season.”

Team news

Max Hunt remains on-target for a mid-April return after his training injury earlier this year. That means Ben Barclay’s loan is to be extended, with Sarll confirming it should be completed on Friday.

Glovers no.1 Grant Smith is also unavailable due to his groin injury, whilst Adi Yussuf remains on international duty with Tanzania.

Toby Stephens’ loan deal with Barnstaple Town was extended until the end of the season so he’ll line-up for the Devon outfit on Saturday afternoon.

Middlesbrough loanee Jack Robinson is also unavailable due to an injury reoccurrence.

Have we met before?

The two sides met in National League action in January, a matter of days after the Glovers’ FA Cup clash with AFC Bournemouth. Southend were the 2-1 victors that evening, with Reuben Reid grabbing Town’s goal.

Prior to the earlier encounter, the two sides had not met since 2017 in the First Round of the Emirates FA Cup. Southend, who were a League One club at the time were knocked out by League Two Yeovil through an Otis Khan penalty. This was the last meeting between the two sides at Huish Park with Matt Worthington the only current member of the squad involved that day.

A foot in the opposition camp

Many Yeovil Town supporters would’ve been keeping an eye on Southend United after they signed former Glovers forward Rhys Murphy in the Summer. However, he is unlikely to line-up at Huish Park after an injury he sustained in the reverse fixture in January.

After a superb run at the start of the year, Southend have suffered two defeats in their last three games, most recently at the hands of Maidenhead United.

What’s on at Huish Park?

This Saturday is a busy day at Huish Park, with the fixture falling closest to the anniversary of the passing of Lee Collins, Saturday’s game will be held in tribute to the Skipper. For more information, click HERE.

In the Alec Stock Lounge, we will be hosting our second ‘Memory Lanes’ Q&A, with Mickey Engwell. For more information on this event, click HERE.

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Bromley

Yeovil Town are back at Huish Park tomorrow evening (7:45pm), facing Bromley in National League action.

Last time out, the Glovers returned to winning ways against Dover, and will now be hoping to carry momentum into the clash with the Ravens.

In recent weeks, the visitors haven’t been able to pack the punch they possessed in the first half of the season, having not won in the National League since late January.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking following victory over Dover, Sarll said; “We’ve still got so much to do with our forward play, our goals came from (Ben) Barclay and (Dale) Gorman. It is pleasing for goals to come from set-plays as our deliveries deserve goals.

“I was astounded by there physical performance of our players, I thought they were magnificent.”

Team news

Luke Wilkinson was a notable absentee last Saturday afternoon and Tuesday’s game could come just too soon for the skipper.

Grant Smith missed out against Dover due to a groin injury, so Ted Cann looks likely to start at Huish Park.

Despite returning to training on grass last week, Max Hunt will sit out against the Ravens.

A foot in the opposition camp

It’s been a difficult 2022 for Bromley on a National League front, with the Ravens winless since January. However, Andy Woodman’s side are just one win away from Wembley after reaching the FA Trophy semi-final.

In the centre of the Ravens’ defence stand two familiar faces, Omar Sowunmi and Byron Webster are both formerly of Yeovil Town. Webster is fondly remembered at Huish Park for his role in the Glovers’ promotion to the Championship.

Have we met before?

Fixtures against the Ravens are typically dramatic affairs. In Darren Sarll’s first season, the Glovers claimed four points from the two games between the sides, Town’s win came in September 2019 at Huish Park, goals from Charlie Lee, Jimmy Smith and an own goal extended a winning run to seven games. Just two months later, a stoppage time Rhys Murphy goal secured a point for the Glovers at Hayes Lane.

Last season saw three fixtures between the two sides, with the Glovers winning two of them. In November 2020, a Gabby Rogers strike in extra time secured passage to the FA Cup Second Round. Just one month later, Sarll’s side travelled to Hayes Lane once again and secured their first National League win of the season.

Earlier this season, wonder strikes from Tom Knowles and Charlie Wakefield ensured Yeovil returned to Somerset with three points.

Tickets

Tickets remain available online until 4:45pm on Tuesday and from the ticket office until kick-off although subject to a surcharge after 4:45pm.

MATCH PREVIEW | Dover Athletic – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town are back on the road this Saturday (3pm) with a trip to bottom of the league Dover Athletic.

After back-to-back defeats, Darren Sarll will be hoping his side can bounce back in South East Kent.

There have been well reported struggles in the hosts’ camp due to sanctions imposed against them including a points deduction, the Whites are now playing for pride ahead of their inevitable relegation from the National League.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

The boss caught up with the local media on Friday morning; “It’s about getting a nice balance, we’re nice and calm, it’s been calm around the ground this week.

“We’re in no need for an overreaction, we carry on working hard with the aim of finishing the season as strongly as possible.”

Team news

Max Hunt remains Yeovil Town’s only long-term absentee. Despite a hernia, Josh Staunton will be available on Saturday.

Luke Wilkinson and Dale Gorman are both doubts whilst Jack Robinson has suffered another injury setback.

New addition Ted Cann will be available for selection after returning for his second spell on loan. His addition offers the chance for Grant Smith to rest after playing through a groin injury in recent weeks.

Have we met before?

Our last trip to the Crabble came over two years ago, despite the two sides playing in the same league the entire time.

Last season, Dover ended their season early due to financial constraints which saw their results expunged. This happened before the Glovers’ scheduled trip to South East Kent.

In Town’s one trip since returning to the National League, the club were the 1-0 victors in March 202 thanks to a Marc Richards wonder strike in the second half.

Earlier this season, the Whites frustrated Town to claim a 1-1 draw at Huish Park.

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It felt almost inevitable the Dover Athletic would face the drop this season, even before a ball was kicked. The Whites have faced a 12-point deduction and significant fines which has left little room to manoeuvre at the Crabble.

The man to look out for in the Dover camp is Alfie Pavey. The forward made his return ahead of the reverse fixture at Huish Park in November and has netted five goals in 16 appearances so far this season.

Tickets

Tickets for the fixture will be available on the gate, more information is available HERE.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Grimsby Town

Yeovil Town will look to bounce back as Grimsby visit Huish Park on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

Last time out, the Glovers fell to a disappointing defeat at the hands of Dagenham and Redbridge, and this weekend’s task is another tough one, with Grimsby sitting in 8th place, just outside the play-off spots.

The visitors have been in a rich vein of form of late, but saw their six match unbeaten run come to an end at the hands of Southend on Tuesday evening.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s game, Sarll said, “They’re a good side, they’re managed by an ex-EFL manager in Paul (Hurst), who is a very experienced chap.

“They’ve got a big squad but have had some injuries, Paul has spoken about having Ryan Taylor and Jordan Maguire-Drew back, they’re Football League players.

“Now Paul has his hands around it, I’m sure Paul thinks the side has now would still be in the Football League.”

Team news

Speaking pre-match, Sarll confirmed that Mark Little will be back in the starting side after sitting out on Tuesday evening. However, Max Hunt is not yet ready for a return to playing.

The boss hinted that Luke Wilkinson could be due a rest and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton is close to returning after recovering from illness.

A foot in the opposition camp

After a tough end to 2021, the Mariners have began 2022 in fine form. Despite a defeat last time out, the Mariners have won seven games since the turn of the year.

A key catalyst to Grimsby’s success is John McAtee, the former Scunthorpe forward has struck 11 league goals this campaign and netted against the Glovers last time out.

Have we met before?

When the two sides met earlier this season, Grimsby were the 2-0 victors at Blundell Park.

The Glovers’ last win in the fixture came in September 2018. Yeovil snatched a 1-0 victory over the Mariners as Omari Patrick struck with just over ten minutes remaining.

Our last victory at Huish Park came earlier that year in January 2018. Town won 3-0 on a cold Tuesday evening with Grimsby reduced to nine men.

What’s on at Huish Park

This Saturday, we’ll be hosting our first ‘Memory Lanes’ event in the Alec Stock Lounge. Joining us this week is promotion winning skipper Jamie McAllister. The event will start at approximately 1pm.

We’ll also be celebrating International Women’s Day at this weekend’s fixture, we’ll have fliers from #HerGameToo available along with a dedicated feature in this week’s programme.

At half-time, a number of local girls teams will be out on the Huish Park pitch so make sure you keep an eye out for them!

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Dagenham & Redbridge

Yeovil Town return to home comforts on Tuesday evening to face Dagenham & Redbridge (7:45pm).

Last time out, Darren Sarll’s side produced a positive performance on the road against Notts County, drawing 1-1 at Meadow Lane. Despite the hosts’ last minute leveller, the Glovers had lots of positives to take from the battling performance in Nottinghamshire.

Having been initially stated to play this fixture in mid February, Yeovil have not played in front of the Huish Park crowd since the 5th February.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking after Town’s draw with Notts County, Sarll said, “If we can take learning from today, this team can be so good. I absolutely love working with them.

“I hope people can see their progress because they are fighting for dear life. Once we break the ceiling of two goals in a game, I think we’ll unleash other attributes that we haven’t even seen yet. We’re pushing for that.

Team news

It seems as if Yeovil got through Saturday’s trip to Notts County largely unscathed which is a rare feature this season.

In his post-match interview following Notts County, Sarll hinted that Olufela OIomola could be in line for a return on Tuesday evening.

Max Hunt remains a long-term absentee.

Have we met before?

Earlier this season, Yeovil Town were the victors in a tight 1-0 victory at the Chigwell Construction Stadium. In fact, the Glovers have lost just once to Dagenham since relegation to the National League. 

That loss came early in 19/20 where the Daggers were the victors in a topsy turvy 3-2 fixture on a boiling hot August day!

Last season, Yeovil claimed four points off Daryl McMahon’s side, drawing 0-0 away before a last minute Tom Knowles free-kick secured a victory at Huish Park.

A foot in the opposition camp

The star man for the visitors is Paul McCallum, a forward with a history of finding the back of the net in the National League, despite injury issues this season, he has struck 11 goals in 24 games in all competitions. When at Barnet, McCallum scored against Town to knock us out of the play-offs in 2019/20.

However, earlier this season it was McCallum’s own-goal that secured three points for Town.

The visitors are likely to be without familiar face Angelo Balanta, who made a handful of appearances in Yeovil Town’s League One play-off winning season.

Tickets

Tickets remain available online until 4:45pm on Tuesday and from the ticket office until kick-off although subject to a surcharge after 4:45pm.

MATCH PREVIEW | Notts County – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town are on the road once again to face Notts County in National League action.

After a frustrating defeat against Chesterfield last time out, a game in which the Glovers performed well but just lacked that finishing touch, Darren Sarll will be hoping his side can make the most of their opportunities at Meadow Lane.

The hosts also come off the back of a defeat to Chesterfield and will be hoping to bounce back on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking ahead of the fixture, Sarll said; “It will be a good game. They’re a traditional club who obviously came down with us.

“They’re a very well resourced and assembled squad. Ian (Burchnall) has been in for a year now and will know about his players and the division.

“They’re a team that plays with big distances between units and individuals, it’s a big pitch so it will be a tough game.”

Team news

The Yeovil Town midfield will be boosted by the return of Dale Gorman after his two-game suspension for picking up his tenth National League yellow card of the season.

In his pre-match press conference, Sarll confirmed that Olufela Olomola had returned to training, but Tom Knowles and Grant Smith hadn’t trained all week and would require a late call to make his match day squad.

Max Hunt remains sidelined after his training injury in January.

A foot in the opposition camp

Notts County are one of many clubs in the National League with promotion ambitions this season, and currently occupy the final play-off place. After a defeat last time out to promotion rivals Chesterfield, County will be needing a win to mount pressure on the teams around them. Prior to Tuesday’s defeat, the Magpies were on a five game unbeaten run, which included a 6-1 mauling of Barnet.

The star man for Saturday’s hosts is Ruben Rodrigues, who found the back of the net twice the last time the two sides met.

Have we met before?

Notts County were a regular opponent for Yeovil Town in the Football League, with the sides dropping into the National League in the same season. 

Since then, County possess the slightly stronger record in the National League against each other, with two wins under their belt. Yeovil’s sole victory came in Darren Sarll’s first season as manager, with Town running out the 3-1 winners a Huish Park. 

Last season, the Magpies staged a heroic fight back at Huish Park, clawing themselves back into the game from 2-0 down to secure a late point.

Tickets

Tickets will be available on the day from the Notts County ticket office.

Ticket prices:

Adults – £22

65+ – £16

U22 – £16

U18 – £9

U16 -£7

U12 – £1

U7 – FOC with accompanying over 18

MATCH PREVIEW | Chesterfield – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town are on the road once again this weekend with a trip to Derbyshire to face Chesterfield.

Following Tuesday’s draw with Maidenhead, Yeovil made it just one defeat in their last six games, but with just one win across the period too, manager Darren Sarll described his side as being on a ‘knife-edge’ going into the game.

The fixture will kick-off at the later time of 5:20pm, due to it being selected for television coverage on BT Sport.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Sarll said; “The fact we’re always in games at the moment is good for us. When you look at our longest winning run this year, we’ve always had to play a mix of players.

“We’ve played a left-back in midfield most of the year in Jordan Barnett and he’s been a revelation.

“At the moment we’re one loss in six, but we’re only one win in six. We’re on a fine knife-edge now and we can tip one way or the other.

“With how this group of players has come together, despite their age and the big turn around in the summer, I’ve got nothing but admiration for the group.”

Team news

In his pre-match press conference, Sarll suggested it was ‘unlikely’ that Olufela Olomola would be included in his squad due to an injury he sustained against Maidenhead United on Tuesday evening. That could open the door for Adi Yussuf, Reuben Reid or Sonny Blu Lo-Everton to return to the forward line.

Max Hunt remains sidelined for this fixture, but Darren Sarll confirmed in his post-match press conference that the club are working to extend Ben Barclay’s loan deal.

Dale Gorman will serve the final game of his suspension on Saturday.

A foot in the opposition camp

Paul Cook has had a hero’s welcome back to Chesterfield since his unveiling as manager, but it’s not been an ideal start for him. The 55-year-old has seen two defeats and a draw away to Weymouth in his first three fixtures, alongside an injury to star man Kabongo Tshimanga to add salt to the wounds.

Even without Tshimanga, the hosts do boast fire-power, with one forward Glovers fans know well likely to lead the line. Joe Quigley who signed for the Derbyshire outfit last month for an undisclosed fee, is yet to score for Chesterfield, but has six National League goals to his name whilst playing For Yeovil this season.

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. 

It was a similar story when the two sides met in September, where Town fell to a 2-0 defeat at Huish Park.

However Darren Sarll’s first season at the helm, Yeovil 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. 

Tickets

Our hosts advise to purchase from their website, linked HERE. Tickets purchased on match day are subject to a £1 increase, and will be taken from online sale one hour before kick-off. 

Yeovil Town supporters should purchase tickets in ‘Block N3’.

Those who wish to book travel by supporters coach, can do so by contacting Paul Hadlow of the Green & White’s Supporters Club – 07736044570

Ticket prices: Adults £18, Concessions 65+ £14, 17-21 £11 Under 16 £7  U7 £5

MATCH PREVIEW | Maidenhead United – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town return to National League action for the first time in ten days with a trip to Maidenhead United on Tuesday evening (7:45pm).

The Glovers were without a league game on Saturday due to safety concerns following Storm Eunice.

Meanwhile, Tuesday’s hosts recorded a memorable victory in front of the TV cameras at York Road, with a 2-0 victory over FA Cup giant-killers Boreham Wood.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

The boss hasn’t faced the press since Friday’s pre-match press conference for the postponed National League match against Dagenham & Redbridge.

“We’ve got to be better at home, but I think we’ve been from home. In general, some of our results away from home have been fabulous.”

Team news

Speaking ahead of the postponed Dagenham & Redbridge match, Sarll confirmed that Town would have certainly be without Max Hunt who picked up a training injury last month. 

Jack Robinson, who picked up a minor knock against Wealdstone and was a doubt but that situation may have changed in time for Tuesday’s trip to Berkshire. On the suspension front, Dale Gorman serves the first match of his two game ban after picking up his tenth yellow.

Tuesday’s match is the last of Ben Barclay’s initial loan period, but last week Sarll expressed his desire to keep the Stockport man around for an extended period.

A foot in the opposition camp

It’s been a rather perplexing season for Maidenhead United, who possess the record of five wins out of the seven games they’ve played at home against the top seven, but when it comes to teams in the bottom half they have won just two games against them all season.

The mixed bag of results leaves the Magpies in 20th place, but they will be boosted by their victory over high-flying Boreham Wood on Saturday evening, live on BT Sport.

Have we met before?

Since returning to the National League, the Glovers have endured a difficult time against Maidenhead United, with zero wins in four games. 

During the 19/20 season, the two sides played just once before COVID-19 curtailed the season, with Maidenhead United snatching a 2-1 victory at Huish Park. 

Last season, Town fell to a defeat at York Road, and picked up a point in the Glovers’ penultimate fixture at Huish Park last season.

Earlier this campaign, the Glovers were held to a goalless draw by the Magpies.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased from the hosts’ website, by clicking HERE, or from the ground on the day. Supporters are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to avoid queues. 

Those who wish to book travel by supporters coach, can do so by contacting Paul Hadlow of the Green & White’s Supporters Club – 07736044570

Ticket prices:
Adults – £18.00

Concessions (65+, Jobseekers allowance, Student) – £12.00

U16 – £6.00

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Dagenham & Redbridge

Yeovil Town return to National League action as Dagenham & Redbridge visit Huish Park this Saturday (3pm).

The Glovers, off the back of a Somerset Premier Cup victory, will be hoping to improve league form having won just once in the last five games.

Dagenham, who currently sit in tenth, are five points ahead of Town and Sarll will be hoping his side can cut that deficit on Saturday.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

The return of Charlie Lee as assistant manager was an overriding talking point in this week’s pre-match press conference. On Lee’s return, Sarll said, “I thought it was important that they ideal candidate fit one of two specific things. It was either someone who knew the role, or someone who knew me. I felt if they didn’t have either of those two things, I thought it might take too much of my time to work with them, especially with just three and a half months left of the season.

“Working back from that, it’s very difficult to get an experienced assistant manager, so that meant it was important to get someone that knew me and my tendencies and behaviours because I know I’m not the easiest person to work with.

“Nobody know me better than Charlie. Let’s make no bones about it, Charlie was one of the toughest players I’ve ever managed, in terms of his character and how spikey he can be. I wanted that impact in the dressing room, he doesn’t suffer fools.”

Team news

In his pre-match press conference, Sarll confirmed that Town will certainly be without Max Hunt who picked up a training injury last month.

Jack Robinson, who picked up a minor knock against Wealdstone is a doubt, whilst Dale Gorman serves the first match of his two game suspension.

Have we met before?

Earlier this season, Yeovil Town were the victors in a tight 1-0 victory at the Chigwell Construction Stadium. In fact, the Glovers have lost just once to Dagenham since relegation to the National League.

That loss came early in 19/20 where the Daggers were the victors in a topsy turvy 3-2 fixture on a boiling hot August day!

Last season, Yeovil claimed four points off Daryl McMahon’s side, drawing 0-0 away before a last minute Tom Knowles free-kick secured a victory at Huish Park.

A foot in the opposition camp

The star man for the visitors is Paul McCallum, a forward with a history of finding the back of the net in the National League, despite injury issues this season, he has struck 8 goals in 21 games in all competitions. When at Barnet, McCallum scored against Town to knock us out of the play-offs in 2019/20.

However, earlier this season it was McCallum’s own-goal that secured three points for Town.

The visitors are likely to be without familiar face Angelo Balanta, who made a handful of appearances in Yeovil Town’s League One play-off winning season.

What’s on at Huish Park

This Saturday, we’ll be hosting our first ‘Memory Lanes’ event in the Alec Stock Lounge. Former Glovers full-back Micky Engwell will be taking part in a supporters Q&A. For more information, click HERE.

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Eastleigh – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town will travel to Eastleigh on Saturday afternoon (3pm) looking to bounce back from a disappointing defeat on Tuesday evening.

After a three game unbeaten streak, the Glovers came unstuck in West London against Wealdstone but will be hoping to right that wrong in front of a healthy travelling contingent in Hampshire.

It’s been a difficult few weeks in the hosts’ camp, picking up just two points across their last five games coinciding with the departure of long-serving manager Ben Strevens.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking ahead of the game, Sarll said; “We’ve got lots of areas we need to address ourselves and lots to do on the coaching pitch.

“However, these are elements we already know, this is a developmental group but the issue with Tuesday night, it didn’t give me evidence to say they’re getting better because the performance was a regression.

“Training yesterday though was excellent. It’s not just the players, when you lose or play badly, the manager has a huge part to play in that as well.”

Team news

After sitting out on Tuesday evening with minor injuries, both Mark Little and Lawson D’Ath could be in line for a return against Eastleigh.

Jordan Barnett, who limped off with an injury against Solihull is looking likely for a return after returning to training.

The boss also mentioned that he was busy in the transfer market and hoped a new arrival would be in before the fixture so keep your eyes peeled!

A foot in the opposition camp

It’s been a hectic few weeks in Hampshire, with Eastleigh sacking club legend Ben Strevens from his management role. At the time of writing, the club are yet to find a replacement for him, with Jason Bristol in temporary charge of the club.

The most familiar face in the Eastleigh ranks is Michael Kelly, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Yeovil Town, he made 20 National League apps during his time in Somerset. Another former Glover amongst the hosts’ squad is Tom Whelan, the Liverpudlian midfielder signed for Yeovil in 2019 but struggled to hold down a first team place, leading to loan spells at Chippenham and Weymouth, the latter who he eventually joined on a permanent basis.

Have we met before?

Yeovil Town have endured a mixed record against the Spitfires since relegation to the National League, with two wins and two defeats.

Eastleigh were the opponents in Darren Sarll’s first victory as Yeovil Town manager way back in August 2019. Due to COVID-19’s curtailment of the 19/20 season, the two sides did not meet again until December 2020, which saw Eastleigh claim their first victory over the Glovers. In February 2021, the Spitfires claimed their second as Ryan Hill grabbed the only goal of the game at the Silverlake Stadium.

This season, Yeovil Town were the 2-1 victors at Huish Park thanks to goals from Tom Knowles and Adi Yussuf.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased from the Spitfires’ website, linked HERE.

Those who wish to book travel by supporters coach, can do so by contacting Paul Hadlow of the Green & White’s Supporters Club – 07736044570

You can purchase tickets on the day from the Eastleigh ticket office, but they do advise to purchase in a advance to avoid queues. 

Ticket prices:

Adult – £15.00

Concessions – £10.00

Student (17-21) – £7.00

Junior (12-16) – £2.00

U11 – free

MATCH PREVIEW | Wealdstone – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town supporters will travel to Wealdstone FC for the first time since 1989 on Tuesday evening (7:45pm).

Unbeaten in their last three games, albeit with two draws Yeovil Town will look to turn those draws into a victory in Ruislip against Stuart Maynard’s Stones.

It’s been a case of second season syndrome Wealdstone, after a positive start to life in the National League, Wealdstone sit in 20th place, but eight points clear of the drop zone with two games in hand.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking after last weekend’s draw with Solihull Moors, Sarll said; “We’re back on a mini-run now, we can go there with a lot of confidence having only conceded one goal in three games, I know we’ve only scored one goal in those games.

“Defensively, we’ve given ourselves a really strong foundation to move forward again, and the players will come out of this with the belief they can defend and keep clean sheets.

“That builds confidence through the team, because it then knows it only needs one or two chances to win a game.”

Team news

Yeovil Town were boosted by the early return of Josh Staunton on Saturday afternoon, who was originally stated to be back for the Wealdstone match.

In his post-match interview, Sarll noted that there might be three or four injury concerns following the Solihull Moors match, including Jordan Barnett who was forced into a substitution first half.

Barnett’s replacement was Lawson D’Ath who will be unlikely to start in West London after just returning from a long-term lay-off.

Have we met before?

This will be our first National League clash of the season against the Stones. Sarll will be hoping for a similar showing to last season’s trip to the Vale, the Glovers were the 2-0 victors in May 2021, with Tom Knowles and Joe Quigley on the scoresheet.

Earlier last season, the two sides met at Huish Park and played out a 2-2 draw, with a certain Charlie Wakefield starting for Wealdstone that night.

Prior to last season, the last meeting came in 1989 where Yeovil were the 4-1 victors.

A foot in the opposition camp

This season has seen many departures from the Stones, and none more influential than Connor Stevens who signed for Boreham Wood last week, and started in their FA Cup victory over Bournemouth.

Many of the side who won the National League South in 2020 are no longer at the club, with star men such as Michee Efete, Dennon Lewis and Jacob Mendy all moving on in the last 12 months.

This has seen the arrival of many new faces, including former Glover Rhys Browne, who has one National League goal to his name this season.

Tickets

Tickets For Yeovil Town’s trip to Wealdstone can be purchased from the hosts’ website or from the ground. 

To purchase your tickets, click HERE.

Prices:

Adult – £15.00

Concession – £10.00

18-23 – £8.00

U18 – £5.00

U14 – free

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Solihull Moors

Yeovil Town will look to return to winning ways as Solihull Moors visit Huish Park on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

Off the back of a disappointing draw with bitter rivals Weymouth, the Glovers have a point to prove against a Solihull side with similar play-off ambitions.

In recent weeks, Solihull have been one of the National League’s form sides, winning all of their last four fixtures.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Sarll said; “Both of their forwards (Newton & Dallas), we wanted in the Summer. Danny Newton I had him at Stevenage, we got him from Telford.

“I know Danny very well, I spoke to him and he was a player we would’ve very much liked to have here to compliment our group. Andrew Dallas is somebody they acquired from Cambridge for a fee which was not in our capabilities.

“They’re two very good centre forwards, I don’t know Andrew personally, but I do Danny and he’s a great guy.”

Team news

After sitting out due to suspension against the Terras, Mark Little and Tom Knowles can both return to the fold on Saturday afternoon.

Josh Staunton remains an injury doubt but will be assessed on Friday afternoon as to whether he can be involved in some capacity whilst Max Hunt remains a long-term absentee.

Have we met before?

Since relegation to the National League, Yeovil Town have endured mixed results against the Moors.

In Sarll’s first season, Yeovil Town extended their early season winning run with a memorable victory in the midlands, which saw Luke Wilkinson score, and then go in goal after an injury to Liam O’Brien. Later that season, the two sides played out a dull draw.

Last season, a second half collapse saw Yeovil fall to a 5-1 defeat, but it right just days later with a 3-0 victory at Huish Park.

Earlier this season, the two sides could not be separated in a 0-0 draw at Damson Park.

A foot in the opposition camp

Solihull Moors have been in red-hot form in recent weeks, especially star striker Andy Dallas. In his last three games, the former Cambridge United man has hit eight goals, including a five goal haul against Dover Athletic.

The Moors have won all of their last four games, hitting five goals on two occasions, so will be full of confidence on Saturday afternoon.

Tickets

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Weymouth

Yeovil Town return to Huish Park on Tuesday evening (7:45pm) for the eagerly anticipated derby with Weymouth.

After a victory against Woking on Saturday, the Glovers will be full of confidence going into the National League clash.

Weymouth will be hoping the derby can inspire them to bounce back from a last-minute defeat at the hands of Aldershot and springboard a survival bid.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Previewing the game, Sarll said; “I’ve told the players, it doesn’t matter how they physically feel, there’s no room for fatigue in these games. They have to feel and be ready to go to battle.

“The two FA Cup games were horrendous features for me, but hopefully this will be a better showing. It’s nice to get that new year win out the way going into it.”

Team news

Saturday’s victory saw two casualties on the suspension front; Mark Little was sent off for a second booking, whilst Tom Knowles received his fifth booking of the season and will also be unavailable.

With regards to injuries, Jordan Barnett limped off in the second half and will be hoping the extent to his injury is minor. Josh Staunton is not expected to return until next week and Max Hunt remains a long-term casualty.

The returning Lawson D’Ath could be in line for his third Yeovil Town debut after signing for the club once again after recovering from injury.

A foot in the opposition camp

Recent weeks have seen major changes in the camp at the Bob Lucas Stadium. Brian Stock lost his position as a manager and has been replaced by former Oxford City manager and Somerset native David Oldfield.

In his first games in charge, Oldfield is yet to pick-up a victory and experienced late heartbreak last time out against Aldershot. The new man will be hoping to make an impact soon with the Terras sitting nine points from safety.

Have we met before?

Before last season, it had been over 20-years since the two sides last met in competitive action and it has been a fixture Town have enjoyed far more, not losing a single one of those meetings.

During the 20/21 season, the Glovers completed a league double over the Terras, winning 3-0 at the Bob Lucas Stadium and 3-1 at Huish Park.

This season the two sides have already met twice, in a mammoth FA Cup tie which Town won on penalties.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased online or in-person. Tickets purchased after 4:45pm will be subject to a small price increase and will only be available in-person.

To purchase online, click HERE.

MATCH PREVIEW | Woking – Yeovil Town

On Saturday afternoon (3pm), Yeovil Town travel to Surrey to face Woking in National League action.

The Glovers are on the hunt for their first victory of 2022, but face a side they have already beaten twice this season.

Woking, who turned full-time this season, have not had the step up they might have hoped, sitting in mid table.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

With no Tuesday fixture this week, Darren Sarll has said he has spent a lot of time focusing on a recruitment drive for Yeovil Town.

“It’s been a tough week, with the recruitment drive. We’re looking for the best player we can get into the building for what we can offer. So far this season, the recruitment has been excellent.”

Team news

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Sarll confirmed that the Glovers will be without Josh Staunton and Max Hunt due to injury, however defensive numbers have been bolstered by the signing of Ben Barclay and Luke Wilkinson’s return to fitness.

The boss also spoke about a knock Jordan Barnett took in training, but the full-back is likely to feature on Saturday afternoon.

A foot in the opposition camp

It’s been a difficult week for Woking as they lost their talisman Tahvon Campbell to Rochdale. The forward had netted 13 National League goals this season and sat third in the top scorer charts at the time of his departure.

Having received a fee for Campbell’s services, manager Alan Dowson will be hoping to invest in his squad with the funds raised.

Have we met before?

Saturday’s game will be the third time this season alone that the two sides have clashed, with Town winning on both occasions. The first came in National League action as goals from Charlie Wakefield and Tom Knowles secured victory.

In December, the Glovers advanced in the FA Trophy, with Knowles amongst the goals once again alongside a double from Adi Yussuf.

However, since relegation to the National League, Town have not enjoyed their trips to Surrey, failing to win in both visits. Falling to a 1-0 defeat in 2019/20, and being held to a late draw after Matt Warburton’s first half goal was cancelled out late on.


Tickets

We’re expecting a big following of Yeovil fans for Saturday’s trip to Surrey. Tickets are available on the gate so no need to purchase in advance.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Wrexham

Yeovil Town will be on the hunt for their first win of the new year as Wrexham visit Huish Park.

After an exit from the FA Trophy last weekend, the Glovers can find confidence in their performance in the return fixture against Saturday’s opponents, winning 2-0 against the Red Dragons.

Since that result, Wrexham have seen a return to form, but will not have played a National League fixture for 20-days so may have some rust to shake off.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Sarll said, “It’s 11 men versus 11 men, it’s the same every week, we have to put ourselves into battle. Every game is a dogfight, and we’re doing it with different circumstances Wrexham, that’s not Wrexham’s fault and it’s not something to concern ourselves with.

“We have to make sure performance levels are higher than last week, we need to ensure players return to form. There are some still in terrific form, Matt Worthington & Morgan Williams have been really great. There are some that need to come back to it and we’ve addressed that this week.

“These young lads don’t know about form, they don’t know why it comes and goes, they don’t understand it. You sit and talk to Mark (Little), and Reuben (Reid), (Luke) Wilkinson & (Josh) Staunton, they understand how they come in and out of it, where it starts and why it starts. They need your support, reassurance and encouragement, they’re doing fantastically well.”

Team news

Mark Little could be in line for his first competitive start in a Yeovil shirt after making his debut off the bench last weekend.

On Friday lunchtime, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton’s loan extension was confirmed meaning he will remain at Huish Park until the end of the season.

Charlie Wakefield returned to training this week after a minor injury ruled him out in the FA Trophy. Another absentee who could return is club captain Luke Wilkinson who limped off against Southend United on the 11th January.

Have we met before?

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

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

Last season, Saturday’s opposition enjoyed success in the fixture, winning both games against the green and whites. However, our trip to the Racecourse this season was a different story, with Yeovil taking home three points thanks to goals from Josh Staunton & Lo-Everton.

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

In the dug-out, Phil Parkinson, who previously led Bradford to a League Cup final stepped into the role in the summer and will be hoping to add another promotion to his CV this season.

Tickets

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Needham Market

Yeovil Town continue their FA Trophy campaign on Saturday afternoon (3pm) as Needham Market visit Huish Park.

Winless in 2022, Darren Sarll is desperate for his side to taste that winning feeling once again, so expect a strong line-up from the Glovers.

Needham Market have already toppled one National League side (Wealdstone) to reach the Fourth Round, and will be looking to add another scalp to their list in what has been billed as the biggest game in their history.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking remotely due to a family funeral, Sarll spoke on the need to return to winning ways for Yeovil Town.

“This moment it’s even bigger for us. Like I said on Tuesday, I might’ve been tempted in the past to give players minutes to keep them motivated but it’s more important we get back to winning ways.

“We need to experience winning again and see what that looks like. Just because you play a different team, it doesn’t mean it will come any easier.

We need to give ourselves the best chance of winning the game. There still might be a couple of tweaks and changes, especially after (Luke) Wilkinson was taken off the other night.”

Team news

Sarll has insisted that he will name a strong line-up in the FA Trophy, but kept coy on who will be starting. When pressed for who will be starting between the sticks, the boss refused to confirm whether it would be Grant Smith or Max Evans that would don the Gloves.

After being substituted on Tuesday evening, Luke Wilkinson will not play a part, with Sarll expecting a six-week lay-off for the defender.

Mark Little could be in line for his first minutes of the season following the departure of Millwall loanee Dan Moss.

Joe Quigley and Reuben Reid enjoyed a successful cameo on Tuesday evening against Southend, with Reid bagging a consolation goal. They could both be involved from the start on Saturday.

Have we met before?

No, we haven’t! This is the first time the Glovers have met the Marketmen in their history!


A foot in the opposition camp

Despite operating at the lower end of the football pyramid, Needham Market have a well-known face in the dugout, in former Northern Ireland international Kevin Horlock.

His side have already beaten National League opposition this season, turning over Wealdstone in the last round with a 2-1 victory.

Many in the Needham camp have not hidden from the magnitude of the fixture, stating that it’s the biggest in the football club’s history. This year is the club’s record run in the FA Trophy and will be hoping to cause a shock and extend that record even further.

Tickets

It’s a discounted day for the whole family on Saturday, with U16’s entry FREE!

As with the 19/20 season FA Trophy fixtures, we will only be opening the main stand and home terrace for this fixture. This means we cannot honour all our season ticket reservations, meaning all tickets are general sale for this fixture.

To purchase tickets, click HERE.

PRICES

Adult – £10

Concessions – Senior/Military/Young Person – £5

Under 16 – free of charge

MATCH PREVIEW | Southend United – Yeovil Town

It’s a return to National League action for Yeovil Town on Tuesday evening (7:45pm) with a trip to Southend United.

Town will travel to Essex with a point to prove. The Glovers who are yet to win in 2022, will be hoping to pick up three points against the Blues, who themselves have seen an upturn in form in recent weeks.

Last time out, Southend beat Weymouth 1-0 on the road and will be looking to build on a positive start to the new year.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking after Yeovil’s FA Cup exit, the boss said, “All the glamour is over now. The cameras that are not normally here, they won’t be back. It’s important we get back to being gritty, earning three points, taking draws away.

“It’s time now to get back to the reality of what the fifth division in English Football looks like. Tuesday will be tough because Southend are a well supported club with a bigger resource than us.”

Team news

Despite a COVID-19 scare, Yeovil Town were able to name an almost full compliment in the FA Cup against AFC Bournemouth.

Mark Little was a noticeable absentee from the bench as his long-awaited return seems to be delayed another week.

Joe Quigley marked his first start after injury with a goal against the Cherries and will be vying for another start in Essex.

There could be a return for Grant Smith who has now served his two-game suspension for his red card against Torquay United.

Have we met before

The two sides have not met since 2017 in the First Round of the Emirates FA Cup. Southend, who were a League One club at the time were knocked out by League Two Yeovil through an Otis Khan penalty.

Trips to Southend have been largely successful in the past for the Glovers, across nine games, Yeovil have only lost twice, drew on three occasions and won the other four.

A foot in the opposition camp

Now under the stewardship of Kevin Maher, Southend’s fortunes have improved climbing out of the drop zone. Maher himself, is a Southend United favourite, making over 450 apps for the Blues. Some Yeovil fans may remember him getting sent off at Huish Park in a top of the table clash in 2004/05.

A name that needs no introduction to Yeovil fans within the Southend ranks is Rhys Murphy. The forward joined Southend on a free transfer in the summer after two seasons with Yeovil where he scored 34 goals in 65 games. This season he’s found the back of the net nine times and will be hoping for one against his former employers.

Tickets

Tickets for the fixture will only be available on the day, for more information, click HERE.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – AFC Bournemouth

Yeovil Town’s FA Cup journey continues as Championship outfit AFC Bournemouth visit Huish Park on Saturday evening (5:45pm).

It’s been a campaign to remember so far in the cup for the Glovers, with a dramatic shootout victory over local rivals Weymouth, followed up by a thumping off Yate Town, and capped off by another Football League scalp with a 1-0 victory over Stevenage.

AFC Bournemouth pose the Glovers’ toughest challenge yet, sitting top of the Championship and boasting the likes of Premier League winner Gary Cahill within their ranks. Saturday’s clash sets up to be another cup classic!

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking ahead of the fixture, Sarll said: “They’re a very good side, they’ve got some excellent players, with a mix of both young and experienced.

“It’s been enjoyable watching their footage this week. I always think there are teams that look coached, and Bournemouth are definitely a well coached team.

“Scott (Parker) seems to have thrown a lot of the young players in who have come through the football club and they’re rewarding him with excellent performances.”

Team news

In his pre-match press conference, despite not going into specifics, Sarll confirmed Yeovil had a number of positive COVID-19 cases this week.

Other injuries included Matt Worthington & Morgan Williams after being substituted against Torquay, but both are in contention to play this weekend.

A foot in the opposition camp

Since taking the reins in the summer, former England International Scott Parker has ignited a promotion charge on the South-Coast. The Cherries sit top of the Championship as they look to return to the Premier League at the second time of asking.

However, this FA Cup fixture comes in the midst of a COVID outbreak for Bournemouth, with their game on Monday against Peterborough postponed.

It is also likely that a number of star men, including Chelsea academy graduate Dominic Solanke will be rested for this cup tie.

Have we met before

During Yeovil’s stay in the Football League, AFC Bournemouth proved regular opponents, with the Glovers drawing 1-1 in our last meeting at Huish Park.

Delving deeper into the history books, AFC Bournemouth, then known as Bournemouth & Boscombe, were Yeovil’s first ever giant killing in 1924! In front a 5,000 strong crowd, the Football League Cherries were no match, with Town flying to a 3-0 lead within 13 minutes.

The visitors did fight back, netting just before the break to create a tense second period. Despite an onslaught from the South Coast side, Bournemouth only found the back of the net once in the second half as the Glovers advanced in the Cup.

Tickets

Due to police request, tickets will only be available until midday on match-day. The ticket office will be open from 10am for any in-person purchases, whilst online sales can be made by clicking HERE.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Torquay United

After a frustrating outing against Torquay United last weekend, Yeovil Town will be desperate for revenge when Gary Johnson’s side visit Huish Park on Sunday afternoon.

Looking to start the new year on the right-foot, the game draws parallels to the start of last year where the Glovers bounced back from a disappointing loss at Plainmoor with a dramatic victory over the Gulls in South Somerset.

However, the game doesn’t come without its selection headaches, with Darren Sarll without a number of key men due to injury and suspension.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking ahead of the fixture on Friday afternoon, Sarll said, “It’s been as good as it always is (training), they’re a fantastic training group. When I look at their work Monday to Friday, I don’t think there’s been a week whether good form or bad form where I’ve looked ahead to a game and thought, ‘that’s a poor week’s training.’

“I think on our first day back in, there was a bit of disappointment around the place from the result, that spiked it so we actually had to calm them down. I think that’s a good sign, you want people to react aggressively and assertively when they face defeat, and it was certainly like that first day back.

Team news

In terms of injuries, Yeovil are in good shape after a difficult start to the season on that front. Both Joe Quigley and Mark Little have been back in training, with Little in contention for a place in the squad for the first time this season.

Jack Robinson was also involved with the travelling squad last weekend after a period of recovery at Middlesbrough, he’ll be hoping for an opportunity to impress this weekend.

Despite his red card, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton will be available for Town after a successful appeal, but Sarll will be without Dan Moss (one-match ban) & Grant Smith (two-match ban).

A foot in the opposition camp

Yeovil aren’t the only team with suspension headaches, with Torquay possessing some of their own, top scorer Amarni Little will be unavailable for Sunday’s trip to Huish Park.

However, the Gulls have been boosted by the return of Sinclair Armstrong and Joe Felix who were self isolating for the Boxing Day clash.

As Yeovil sat out on the 28th due to a number of COVID cases in the Weymouth camp, Torquay travelled to Eastleigh and slipped to a 2-1 defeat.

Have we met before

You don’t need to look long into the history book’s for our last meeting with the Gulls, as Town were defeated 3-0 on Boxing Day at Plainmoor.

Since dropping into the National League, clashes with Torquay have produced some memorable affairs.

In Sarll’s first season in charge, the Glovers completed a double over the Gulls, with a 6-2 win at Huish Park followed up by a 2-0 victory at Plainmoor. 

Last season’s trip to Plainmoor was less successful for the Glovers, where Town were on the wrong end of a 6-1 thrashing, however just a matter of days later, Yeovil were able to upset the then league leaders with a 2-1 win at Huish Park.

Thatchers

Yeovil Town club partners Thatchers Cider will be providing 500 free pints of cider for Yeovil Town supporters who attend Sunday’s game.

Offering some New Year’s cheer for Yeovil Town fans, the first 500 people to show their ‘Adult’ ticket in the Alec Stock Lounge or the Thatchers Stand bar will receive a free pint. 

This offer will be limited to one per person and only available to 18+. 

The club would like to thank Thatchers, a long standing partner of the club for their generous offer and continued support for the football club.

Tickets

Tickets must be bought online by midnight on New Year’s Day. There will be no ticket sales made on the day of the game.

MATCH PREVIEW | Torquay United – Yeovil Town

The Glovers return to National League action on Boxing Day (3pm) with a trip to Plainmoor to face Torquay United.

In fine form, Darren Sarll’s side are joint top of the National League form table and haven’t lost a league fixture since travelling to Grimsby in October. Now sitting just four points outside the play-off places with games in hand on the teams around them, the green and whites will be hoping to utilise the busy Christmas schedule to continue climbing the table.

Opponents Torquay United came into the fixture as the league leaders last season, but this time round they sit in 16th place, but will be eager to get their season back on track in this West Country clash.

Terry Skiverton’s thoughts

Team news

Morgan Williams could return to the fold after he tested positive for COVID-19 prior to Town’s FA Trophy clash with Woking.

Mark Little had targeted the Christmas period as his return to the side, and with the full-back in training once again, he could be named in the squad against the Gulls. Joe Quigley remains unavailable alongside Jack Robinson who continues to recover with his parent club Middlesbrough.

A foot in the opposition camp

After an FA Trophy exit last weekend to Tonbridge Angels, Gary Johnson and his Torquay side will be desperate to put that right, starting with Sunday’s clash with Yeovil.

Falling just short of promotion in the play-off final last season, it’s been a different story this year for the Gulls, who lost a number of key individuals in the Summer.

Attacking options have been boosted with the return to fitness of forward Danny Wright, who will be aiming to pick up where he left off last season.

Have we met before

Since dropping into the National League, clashes with Torquay have produced some memorable affairs.

In Sarll’s first season in charge, the Glovers completed a double over the Gulls, with a 6-2 win at Huish Park followed up by a 2-0 victory at Plainmoor.

Last season’s trip to Plainmoor was less successful for the Glovers, where Town were on the wrong end of a 6-1 thrashing, however just a matter of days later, Yeovil were able to upset the then league leaders with a 2-1 win at Huish Park.

Tickets

There will be NO ticket sales made on the day for this fixture, they must be purchased in advance from the Torquay United website by midnight on Christmas Day.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Woking

Yeovil Town will play their first FA Trophy game in almost two years as Woking visit Huish Park on Saturday afternoon.

After pulling out of the competition last year due to COVID infections within the Yeovil camp, Darren Sarll will be hoping his side can continue their stunning unbeaten run.

The hosts will be coming into the game with a point to prove, after a positive start to the season, Woking have hit a sticky patch of form and will be looking for the Trophy to reignite their campaign.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking ahead of the fixture, he said: “Terry (Skiverton) will speak about it (Yeovil’s connection to the FA Trophy) before the game tomorrow, like he’s done so previously when we’ve had something come up which the club has a tradition in.

“I’m sure players like (Dan) Moss, Jordan (Barnett), (Morgan) Williams, (Dale) Gorman, all the young lads who have recently joined, they’re not going to understand the FA Trophy was the first major trophy the club won. What they do understand is we’ve found a process of winning and it’s very important we keep that going.”

Team news

Jordan Barnett is likely to be involved once again after a lay-off with illness. With COVID-19 wreaking havoc for a number of teams, Yeovil will have Morgan Williams isolating following a positive test.

Have we met before?

This will be our second clash with the Cards this season, having already met in the National League in October. That result went in the Glovers’ favour as goals from Tom Knowles and Charlie Wakefield secured a 2-0 victory.

Since returning to the National League, Sarll’s side actually hold an unbeaten home record against the Cards, winning all three meetings between the two sides.

A foot in the opposition camp

Woking Football Club, known as the Cards (from the Cardinal red of the red and white halves), was formed in 1887. Managed by Alan Dowson, he managed Woking to promotion from the National League South at the first attempt in 2018/19, and his side have remained in the National League ever since. 

The star man for the visitors is Max Kretzschmar, having followed Dowson from Hampton & Richmond Borough to Woking, the midfielder has been a mainstay ever since, even becoming involved with the academy coaching department at the club.

Tickets

It’s a discounted day for the whole family on Saturday, with U16’s entry FREE!

As with the 19/20 season FA Trophy fixtures, we will only be opening the main stand and home terrace for this fixture. This means we cannot honour all our season ticket reservations, meaning all tickets are general sale for this fixture.

To purchase tickets, click HERE.

PRICES

Adult – £10

Concessions – Senior/Military/Young Person – £5

Under 16 – free of charge

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Barnet

Yeovil Town return to league action on Saturday afternoon (3pm) as Barnet visit Huish Park.

There’s a real feel-good factor amongst the squad after last weekend’s FA Cup victory, with the Glovers now looking to extend their unbeaten run in the National League.

The visitors Barnet come into the fixture in strong form themselves, winning their last three fixtures on the bounce, and most recently boasted an impressive 3-0 victory over Maidenhead United.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Sarll said: “We concentrate on what we can effect. What we do is work hard every day, try and send the players out in the best shape, mentally and physically.

“I think when you focus your mind to those things, there is clarity, so I think we’re doing a great job.

“We’re punching so far above our weight, we’re just trying to continue it another game on Saturday. It’s been very enjoyable of late.”

Team news

Despite picking up his fifth yellow card of the season against Stevenage, Josh Staunton will be available with FA Cup yellow cards not carrying over to league action.

Reuben Reid will be hoping for more minutes after he made his long-awaited return to the side against Stevenage, coming on as a substitute in the closing stages.

Jack Robinson remains injured but could be in line for a return in the coming weeks, alongside Mark Little who has stepped up his recovery process.

A foot in the opposition camp

Barnet come into the fixture a rejuvenated side under the management of Dean Brennan, the Bees have lost just once in their last six fixtures, winning the remaining five.

Former Wealdstone boss Brennan was initially appointed as ‘Head of Football,’ but after Harry Kewell was dismissed earlier this season, he has stepped into the role to great effect.

Between the sticks for the visitors is a man Brennan knew before his time at Barnet, Aston Oxborough was Brennan’s no.1 at Wealdstone as his side were National League South champions during the 2019/20 season. On loan from Norwich, Oxborough is tipped to have a bright future in the game, and experience in the National League will only help his cause.

Have we met before

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

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

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased online until midday on match day, following this they can be bought in-person from the ticket office. However, these tickets bought after midday are subject to a small increase in price.

To buy online, click HERE.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Stevenage

Darren Sarll will face his former club Stevenage on Saturday evening (5:30pm) as Yeovil Town hunt for a place in the Emirates FA Cup Third Round for the first time since 2018.

The Glovers, who come into the fixture unbeaten since 23rd October, will be hoping to add another Football League scalp to their record, and become the FA Cup’s all-time giant killers (most victories for a non-league side against an EFL club).

Our visitors Stevenage will be hoping to spoil the occasion, with manager Paul Tisdale taking charge for the first time.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking ahead of the fixture, Sarll said: “It’s been a strange week because of the rearranged game on Tuesday, it’s meant we’ve not had time to process tomorrow.

“We came in on Wednesday largely for recovery and had the day off on Thursday. Today (Friday) is the first day we’ve had to think about it.

“It’s a good game, it’s another exciting one, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to facing Stevenage.”

Team news

Tom Knowles may return to the fold on Saturday evening after being forced off against Dover with a head injury. The FA Cup clash may also see the long-awaited return of Reuben Reid to the Yeovil Town team for the first time since pre-season.

Mark Little, Joe Quigley and Jack Robinson remain unavailable.

A foot in the opposition camp

It’s been a busy week in the Stevenage camp as Paul Tisdale started his reign as manager. A name familiar to Yeovil fans, Tisdale spent a short spell playing at Huish Park during the 1999/00 season. The most notable work in his managerial CV is the 12 years he spent at fellow West Country outfit Exeter City, where he won promotion from both the Conference and League Two.

Within the playing ranks, there’s a recognisable face in Adam Smith. The Stevenage goalkeeper was Yeovil Town’s no.1 last season whilst on loan from Forest Green Rovers, and will be eager to impress at his old stomping ground.

Head to head

The most memorable clash for Yeovil fans against Stevenage came in the 2002 FA Trophy final, as the Glovers secured a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Carl Alford and the late Adam Stansfield.

Saturday night’s clash won’t be the first time the two sides have met in the FA Cup second round, during the 15/16 season, Ben Tozer netted the only goal at Huish Park.

Tickets

Tickets for the fixture are available at a discounted rate in comparison to our league matches, with kids tickets available at just £2! Tickets can be purchased online HERE until three hours prior to kick off

Alternatively tickets purchased on match day can be bought from 11am at Huish Park.

MATCH PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

Have we met before

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Dover Athletic

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

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

Have we met before

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

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

Tickets

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Bromley – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Darren Sarll thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Tickets

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

PREVIEW | Dagenham & Redbridge – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

Have we met before

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

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

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

Tickets

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

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MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Eastleigh

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Have we met before

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

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

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yate Town – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

Route to the tie

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

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

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

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Solihull Moors – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town will be aiming for back-to-back wins as Darren Sarll’s side travel to Solihull Moors.

Last time out, the Glovers enjoyed a successful evening at Huish Park as goals from Charlie Wakefield and Tom Knowles sank Woking.

The hosts come into the game in great form, winning four of their last five games in the National League.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s game, Sarll said; “It’s game against another one of the top seven or eight that are a resourceful club now, buying Andrew Dallas from Cambridge just highlights that point.

“We were close to a couple of Solihull players signing for our football club, but Solihull swooped in and got them from under our nose.

“In all due respect, we’re probably considered the bigger club, but we’re not in terms of resource. We’ve got no flexibility, we’ve got to go there and be what we are.”

Team news

In his press conference, Sarll confirmed Town would be boosted by the return of three injured players. Luke Wilkinson, who has sat out since picking up an injury against Chesterfield, is in line for a return to the substitutes bench alongside Alex Bradley who has endured a similarly long spell on the sidelines.

Watford loanee, who missed out on Tuesday’s victory with a minor knock is also in contention for Saturday’s game.

Morgan Williams, who just celebrated the birth of his first child, remains unavailable with an injury, whilst Reuben Reid and Mark Little are long-term absentees.

A foot in the opposition camp

Solihull Moors have enjoyed a successful start to the National League season, and currently sit in fifth place.

Under management, former Notts County & Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley took the reigns at Damson Park in the summer, and is looking to have another season fighting at the top of the National League after leading the Magpies to the play-off final in his final full season with the club.

Have we met before

Since relegation to the National League, Yeovil Town have endured mixed results at Damson Park.

In Sarll’s first season, Yeovil Town extended their early season winning run with a memorable victory in the midlands, which saw Luke Wilkinson score, and then go in goal after an injury to Liam O’Brien.

However, a second half collapse saw Yeovil fall to a 5-1 defeat in last season’s clash.

Tickets

Tickets MUST be purchased from the Solihull Moors website.

There will not be any sales made in person on the day of the game, but they can be purchased online up until kick-off.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Woking

Yeovil Town return to Huish Park on Tuesday evening (7:45pm) to face Woking in National League action.

After a 566 mile round trip on Saturday, the Glovers will be relishing home comforts as the Cards come to town.

Woking, despite having lost their last two games, have enjoyed a positive start to the season, sitting in 12th with games in hand on the teams around them.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking after Saturday’s defeat to Grimsby, Sarll said; “All of the players have great energy and when they come on they try their absolute best.

“I was really impressed with their motivation and courage to take the ball. I like what (Jack) Robinson and (Jordan) Barnett are doing at the moment, they’re fantastic together.

We’re building, but we know we need to come out all guns blazing Tuesday.”

Team news 

Luke Wilkinson is the Yeovil Town player closest to a return from injury, but he remains unlikely to feature on Tuesday evening.

Morgan Williams, Alex Bradley, Mitch Rose, Reuben Reid and Mark Little are all still unavailable due to injury concerns.

A foot in the opposition camp

Woking Football Club, known as the Cards (from the Cardinal red of the red and white halves), was formed in 1887. Managed by Alan Dowson, he managed Woking to promotion from the National League South at the first attempt in 2018/19, and his side have remained in the National League ever since.

The star man for the visitors is Max Kretzschmar, having followed Dowson from Hampton & Richmond Borough to Woking, the midfielder has been a mainstay ever since, even becoming involved with the academy coaching department at the club.

Have we met before

Since returning to the National League, Yeovil Town hold an unbeaten home record against Dowson’s side.

In Sarll’s first season, the Glovers were the victors on a chilly October night as three first half goals built a comfortable advantage before the visitors pulled one back in the second half.

In last season’s clash at Huish Park, Rhys Murphy netted twice as Town were the 2-1 victors.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased online from the online ticket office until 4:45pm on match day. They can also be purchased from the ticket office in person, but after 4:45pm are subject to a £3 increase.

MATCH PREVIEW | Grimsby Town – Yeovil Town

After advancing in the FA Cup on Tuesday evening, attentions in the Yeovil Town camp turn to National League action with a trip to league leaders Grimsby Town.

Since dropping out the EFL last campaign, Saturday’s hosts have taken the National League in their stride, losing just once in 11 games this season. 

From a Yeovil Town perspective, Darren Sarll will be hoping his side can continue the good feeling after a penalty shootout victory over arch-rivals Weymouth.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts 

Looking ahead to the fixture, Sarll said;

“Whenever my teams in the past have played at Grimsby, I’ve always enjoyed it.

“I’ve won there, I’ve been beaten there. They’re in great form at the moment and they’ll have the crowd with them. 

“Paul’s (Hurst) done a good job getting them off the mark after coming down. I know how difficult that is to pick a club up.

“It’ll be a good experience, probably the biggest crowd some of them have played in front of, and the crowd at Grimsby can be quite vociferous!”

Watch Darren Sarll’s full pre-match press conference.

Team news 

The injury situation largely remains the same for Yeovil, with Morgan Williams, Luke Wilkinson, Alex Bradley, Mitch Rose, Reuben Reid and Mark Little all unavailable.

Wilkinson is the closest to a return, and could be involved next week against Solihull Moors whilst Little and Reid are still on course for December.

Toby Stephens will be unavailable due to family reasons, with all at the club sending our best wishes to him and his family.

A foot in the opposition camp

Climbing to the top of the league, Grimsby Town have produced a number of fine performances this season, key to these victories are forwards John McAtee and Ryan Taylor who both have five goals each. At 33-years-old, Taylor brings a wealth of experience within the EFL alongside his goals whilst McAtee at 22 is maturing into a strong forward for the level. 

In the dugout for the hosts is Paul Hurst, well-known to the Grimsby fans, Hurst is in his second spell as sole manager of the club having originally managed on a joint basis with Rob Scott. During his first spell in charge, Hurst held a very respectable 49.5% win rate with the Mariners before venturing to Shrewsbury, Ipswich and Scunthorpe. 

Have we met before?

Our last trip to Grimsby was a successful one in September 2018 as Yeovil snatched a 1-0 victory over the Mariners as Omari Patrick struck with just over ten minutes remaining.

Later that season as Yeovil’s form took a downturn, Grimsby won the return fixture at Huish Park 3-1.

Tickets

You can still join us in North East Lincolnshire, with tickets available from the hosts’ website linked here. 

Coach travel is available through the Green & White’s supporters club which will depart at 7am. To book contact Paul Hadlow – 07736 044570

MATCH PREVIEW | Weymouth – Yeovil Town

After last-gasp equaliser on Saturday afternoon, Weymouth were able to force replay against Yeovil Town to be played at the Bob Lucas Stadium on Tuesday evening (7:45pm).

Charlie Wakefield got the Glovers off to a flying start on Saturday afternoon, but after failing to make further chances pay, Weymouth scraped a draw with a last minute equaliser through Tom Bearwish.

The winners of the replay will face a trip to either Dover Athletic or Yate Town on the weekend commencing 6th November.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking after Saturday’s draw, Sarll did not hide his frustration at his side’s performance in the second half.

“A game of two halves, we were excellent first half, useless second half.

“We were very aggressive and tenacious first half, we had more than enough chances to go in two or three up, but passive in the second.

“We’re very disappointed in our dressing room, we’ve had a long conversation with them.

Team news 

In his press conference last week, Sarll confirmed that Dion Pereira will not be available after struggling with fatigue. The winger has returned to his parent club Luton for the time being. 

Central defenders Luke Wilkinson and Morgan Williams are edging closer to a recovery but remain unavailable for the game on Tuesday night.

Reuben Reid and Mark Little remain long-term absentees.

A foot in the opposition camp

During their spells in the same division, Yeovil and Weymouth hold a bitter rivalry due to both competitive and geographical factors, with the sides separated by under 30 miles and often competing within the same division.

Manager Brian Stock became manager following the departure of Mark Molesley in the Summer of 2020, this is the ex-AFC Bournemouth player and youth coach’s first senior management role. 

The man to look out for in the visitors camp is Tyler Cordner. Vice-captain at just 22-years-old, Cordner has non-league and Football League experience. After a number of loan spells across the pyramid whilst on the books at Bournemouth, he made Weymouth his permanent home at the start of the season. 

Have we met before

Prior to last season’s victories over the Terras, this cup tie is taking similar shape to our last cup clash with the Terras, after a goalless draw in the first match, the Glovers won the replay 3-1 at Huish Park. Here’s hoping for more of the same on Tuesday night!

The two clubs have met 205 times in their history, Yeovil hold the strongest record in the fixture, with 90 wins. Weymouth have won on 77 occasions and 37 draws.

Tickets

Currently, tickets are available from the Weymouth website linked HERE. Due to high demand, our seated allocation has been extended.

We haven’t received confirmation regarding ticket availability on the day of the game.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Weymouth

A game that needs no introduction, on Saturday afternoon (3pm), Yeovil Town host bitter-rivals Weymouth in front of fans in competitive action for the first time in just under 22 years.

Although both sides have struggled for form as late, that’s something that goes out the window for this hotly-anticipated cup-tie.

Darren Sarll will be hoping his side can replicate last season’s memorable victories over the Terras, after the Glovers did the double over their rivals.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Looking ahead to the fixture in his pre-match press conference, Sarll said; “It’s a really good game for the players to experience.

“The FA Cup makes it feel even more glamourous. It will be a very tough game, they’ve made some massive improvements since last season.

“In terms of resources, it’s the closest the two clubs have been so it could be the tightest game with Weymouth in a long-time.”

Watch the full interview:

Team news

In his press conference, Sarll confirmed that Dion Pereira will not be available after struggling with fatigue. The winger has returned to his parent club Luton for the time being.

Central defenders Luke Wilkinson and Morgan Williams are edging closer to a recovery but remain unavailable for Saturday’s game.

Reuben Reid and Mark Little remain long-term absentees.


A foot in the opposition camp

Weymouth were founded in 1890, 131 years ago. The club are nicknamed ‘The Terras’ due to their terracotta strip, the team won the Dorset Junior Cup for the first three seasons, becoming a senior club as the team rose in stature.

During their spells in the same division, Yeovil and Weymouth hold a bitter rivalry due to both competitive and geographical factors, with the sides separated by under 30 miles.

Manager Brian Stock became manager following the departure of Mark Molesley in the Summer of 2020, this is the ex-AFC Bournemouth player and youth coach’s first senior management role.

The man to look out for in the visitors camp is Tyler Cordner. Vice-captain at just 22-years-old, Cordner has non-league and Football League experience. After a number of loan spells across the pyramid whilst on the books at Bournemouth, he made Weymouth his permanent home at the start of the season. 

Have we met before

Yeovil Town and Weymouth have met a total of 205 times in their history, Yeovil hold the strongest record in the fixture, with 90 wins. Weymouth have won on 77 occasions and 36 draws.

The most recent win for Town came in February 2021, a Rhys Murphy hat trick sank the Terras in National League action as Town completed there double.

Prior to last season, the derby was last played in 1999 as Weymouth took Yeovil to a replay after a 0-0 draw at the Bob Lucas Stadium. In the return fixture the Glovers won 2-1 at Huish Park.

Tickets

This is an ALL TICKET fixture, you must purchase in advance by visiting the club shop, buying online, or by calling the ticket office (01935 847888).

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Altrincham

Yeovil Town will look to bounce back from Saturday’s disappointing result as Altrincham visit Huish Park (7:45pm).

After a defeat at home to Notts County, Darren Sarll and his players will be desperate to right the wrongs from Saturday and start climbing the National League table once again.

Since turning full-time in the summer, Altrincham have enjoyed a positive start to the season, currently sitting in 8th place, most recently beating Maidenhead United 2-0 at Moss Lane.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking after Saturday’s defeat to Notts County, Sarll said; “We deserved that (negative) reaction from the supporters, we’ve brought the onto ourselves with a lack of bravery in possession. These young lads will have to get through it.

“It was just so weak, in possession we’ve been trying to add an extra pass, but we may have to change that.”

Watch the full interview below:

Team news

In his post-match interview, Sarll hinted at changes to his side, “We are going to have to open the door for other opportunities which come in the squad depth.”

In terms of injury news, Luke Wilkinson, Morgan Williams, Reuben Reid and Mark Little remain absent for this fixture.

A foot in the opposition camp

Altrincham FC are a club steeped into non-league history. Based just outside the city of Manchester, Alty are one of the most recognisable non-league clubs in the country.

Josh Hancock is the star man for today’s visitors. Born in Crewe in 1990, he began his career at Nantwich in their youth team, before spells at Winsford United and Witton Albion, he joined Altrincham in July 2017. The no.10 has since made a combined total of 159 league and cup appearances for Alty- scoring 66 goals in the process. He famously scored against Portsmouth in the FA Cup last season at Fratton Park, which has since led him to be tipped an Altrincham legend by manager Phil Parkinson.

Have we met before

Last season’s encounters with Altrincham saw mixed results for Yeovil Town. At home, the Glovers continued their excellent start to 2021 with a victory thanks to goals from Chris Dagnall and Rhys Murphy.

Our trip to Moss Lane saw a topsy-turvy clash which finished 4-3 go in Altrincham’s favour, however it was a serious injury to Josh Neufville which took the headlines from a Yeovil perspective.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased online from the online ticket office until 4:45pm on match day. They can also be purchased from the ticket office in person, but after 4:45pm are subject to a £3 increase.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Notts County

Yeovil Town’s run of four home fixtures in 11 days continues on Saturday as Notts County visit Huish Park.

Following a goalless draw on Tuesday night against Maidenhead United, the Glovers will be aiming to entertain the Huish Park crowd a little more against Notts County.

The visitors have suffered three defeats in their last three games, but still sit tenth in a tight National League table.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s game, Sarll said; “We’ve played less games than anybody. We enjoy playing anyone, no matter whether that’s home or away.

“Our experiences this season, mainly due to the Stockport win have been better than those at home so far.

“We were so good at Stockport that it may have judged expectations higher than it maybe needed to be, but that being said, the attitude of the team all of the games, apart from the first half against Chesterfield, has been good.”

Team news

After his one match suspension following his sending off against Boreham Wood, Adi Yussuf will be available for selection on Saturday afternoon.

Exeter City loanee Ben Seymour got his first taste of action on Tuesday evening, and will be looking for more minutes in green & white against Notts County.

Sarll confirmed in his press conference that Reuben Reid and Mark Little are still expected to return in December, whilst Morgan Williams is the closest of the defensive contingent to return after an injury against Bridgwater United.

Club captain Luke Wilkinson remains unavailable, but could return before the end of the month according to Sarll.

A foot in the opposition camp

Founded in 1862, Notts County are the oldest professional association football club in the world (although this is something recently contended by Crystal Palace) and predate the Football Association itself.

The man in the dugout for Notts County is Ian Burchnall. Never a professional, Burchnall studied at the University of Leeds, later taking a role within the Leeds United academy. This is where Burchnall met Graham Potter, this would lead to his break in management as Burchnall replaced Potter as Ostursunds manager whilst Potter ventured to Wales to become Swansea City manager. After two years at the helm with OFK, Burchnall joined Notts County. 

When the teams are announced, the name to look out for within the County squad is Reuben Rodrigues, the Portuguese winger has adapted well to life in English football. Winning the league’s Player of the Month award for May 2021.

Have we met before?

Notts County were a regular opponent for Yeovil Town in the Football League, with the sides dropping into the National League in the same season.

Since then, the two sides have a fairly even record in the National League against each other, with one win a piece and a draw at Huish Park last season.

Yeovil’s victory came in Darren Sarll’s first season as manager, with Town running out the 3-1 winners a Huish Park.

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Maidenhead United

After 10 days out of action, Yeovil Town return to the pitch to face Maidenhead United at Huish Park on Tuesday evening (7:45pm).

Darren Sarll’s side will be looking to bounce back after two consecutive National League defeats against Chesterfield and Boreham Wood.

Tuesday’s visitors are winless in their last six fixtures, last picking up three points against Dover Athletic in August, however they are yet to lose to the Glovers since Town returned to the National League.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking after Yeovil Town’s defeat to Boreham Wood, Sarll said;

“We’ve got a chance to go back on the training pitch, there wasn’t an awful lot about our organisation that has been critically wrong.

“We missed a plethora of chances, especially in the second half (against Boreham Wood) and that means we’ve got to be better. If we don’t start scoring more goals, that’s just going to add pressure to the defence.

Team news

Lewis Simper could be in with a chance to make his first competitive appearance for Yeovil Town after returning from a period of recovery with his parent club Cambridge United.

Yeovil Town player Lewis Simper during the warm up before the pre-season friendly match between Stratford Town and Yeovil Town at Knights Lane, Stratford On Avon on July 24th – PHOTO: Steve Bond/PPAUK

Last Thursday, the Glovers announced the signing of Exeter City duo Jordan Dyer & Ben Seymour on loan, the two of them will be vying for their first starts in Somerset.

After hobbling off against Chesterfield last month, Luke Wilkinson is unlikely to return to central defence. Morgan Williams also remains an injury doubt after missing out against Boreham Wood.

A foot in the opposition camp

Our visitors Maidenhead United were founded in 1870, and have called York Road their home since 1871, making it the ‘oldest senior football ground used consistently by the same club.’ In that time, the dimensions of the pitch have changed, switching it 90 degrees but all within the same site.

Manager Alan Devonshire returned to York Road in May 2015 for his second spell as United manager, leading to great success, winning the Vanarama National League South and Berks and Bucks Senior Cup in 2017. Led the Magpies to a top half finish in their inaugural Vanarama National League season in 2018, winning the April Manager of the month award. As a player Alan was a much-loved midfielder at West Ham United where he made over 400 appearances including the famous 1980 FA Cup Final win.

The star man for the visitors is full-back George Wells. Full-back Wells signed in the summer of 2020, making the short trip over the county line from Slough. George was a member of the Rebels team that made it to the National League South play offs in his final, having been supporters’ player of the year in 2018. Also has experience with Kingstonian and Hampton.

Have we met before?

Since returning to the National League, the Glovers have endured a difficult time against Maidenhead United, with zero wins in three games.

During the 19/20 season, the two sides played just once before COVID-19 curtailed the season, with Maidenhead United snatching a 2-1 victory at Huish Park.

Last season, Town fell to a defeat at York Road, and picked up a point in the Glovers’ penultimate fixture at Huish Park last season.

Tickets

Tickets for the fixture are available to purchase in person from the ticket office & online.

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 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.

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.

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. 

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 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.

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.