Category: Match Previews

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.

To purchase your tickets, click HERE.

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.

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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.

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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 – Stockport County

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

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

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

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

 

Team news

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

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

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

 

A tribute to Lee Collins

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

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

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

 

Coverage

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

Live stream can be viewed by clicking HERE.

Tickets can be purchased from HERE.

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Altrincham FC – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

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

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

 

Team news

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

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

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

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

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

 

Coverage

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Maidenhead United

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

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

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

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

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

 

Team news

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

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

 

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

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

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

 

Coverage

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

Live stream can be viewed by clicking HERE. 

Tickets can be purchased from HERE.

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – King’s Lynn Town

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

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

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


Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

 

Team News 

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

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

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

 

Coverage 

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Aldershot Town – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

 

Team news

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

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

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

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

 
Coverage

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

 

Terry Skiverton’s thoughts

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

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

 

Team news

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Coverage

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

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

 

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – FC Halifax Town

Yeovil Town play for the second time in three days as FC Halifax Town visit Huish Park.

Following victory against Wealdstone on Saturday, Town will go into the Bank Holiday fixture full of confidence.

Play-off hopefuls Halifax will be hoping to bounce back from a disappointing defeat to Stockport, a game which former Glover Paddy Madden netted the only goal of the game.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking after victory over Wealdstone, Sarll looked ahead to the Bank Holiday fixture: “We’ve got a real tough game in Halifax on Monday. They’re very tactical and strategic in how we play, we’ll need to be incredible again.

“We found today that one bad session can lead to two or three injuries, so we can look a little bit short.”

 

Team news

In his post-match press conference, Sarll said Monday’s game may come too soon for Rhys Murphy who picked up a knock against Solihull Moors last week.

Matt Worthington also sat out on Saturday afternoon due to a recent injury. However, Sarll did have some positive news about Lawson D’Ath who is expected to return to the first team line-up soon.

To view Sarll’s full interview, click HERE.

 

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Pete Wild’s Halifax have continued where they left off last season, sitting in a play-off position once again. The visitors boast former Glover Tom Bradbury amongst their ranks, but the man to look out for is Jake Hyde. The former Woking man has 10 National League goals in 22 games, an impressive return in a season disrupted by injuries.

 

Coverage

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

Radio commentary will be provided by Three Valleys Radio & BBC Somerset whilst our YTFC LIVE stream can be purchased from HERE.

MATCH PREVIEW | Wealdstone – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

 

Team News

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Coverage

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

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

 

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Solihull Moors

Yeovil Town will look to exact some revenge on Tuesday evening (7pm) as Solihull Moors visit Huish Park.

After a humbling 5-1 defeat on Saturday afternoon, Darren Sarll and his squad have the opportunity to right Saturday’s wrong with a strong performance against the Moors.

Saturday’s defeat saw Town drop to 16th place in the league, just three points behind our opponents Solihull who sit in 15th.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking following Saturday’s defeat, Sarll said, ““I thought we looked really mentally tired today, “he told BBC Somerset, post-match. “If you look at our decision making, force or even energy, I think we looked really fatigued mentally and it can’t be down to our physicality as we’ve had a clear week of playing.

“Mentally, there’s probably a real good reason for that, but four of their five goals were from set-pieces. This is the National League – any league – the Championship – and we’ve just got to control the box much better aerially. I thought we were very poor of that, and the two centre backs know my feelings on that.” 

 

Team news

Luke Wilkinson limped off in the first half on Saturday after injuring his calf and could sit out at Huish Park.

Long-term absentees Josh Staunton and Lawson D’Ath also remain unavailable for Tuesday’s game.

 

Head-to-head

Saturday’s defeat was Town’s first to the Moors since relegation to the National League.

Last season’s clash at Huish Park wasn’t one for the history books, with a 0-0 draw in January 2020.

A more memorable encounter came in September 2019 as Luke Wilkinson stole the show, scoring the only goal of the game alongside playing the last 10 minutes in goal due to an injury to Liam O’Brien.

 

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The star man for the visitors is goalkeeper Ryan Boot, the 26-year-old goalkeeper turned professional in April 2013 when at Port Vale, having initially been an academy player at Stoke City. In a five-year career at Vale Park, he made 28 appearances and had various loan spells at Worcester City, Newcastle Town, and Macclesfield.

He joined the Moors in the summer of 2018 after being released from Vale upon the expiry of his contract. The number one went on to play in every minute of every National League game in his first season and kept 20 clean sheets.

After enjoying another successful season in the West Midlands prior to the suspension of the league, he earnt himself a new contract with the club last July. He has proved his worth between the sticks again this season, registering 12 clean sheets and amassing 33 National League appearances to date.

 

Coverage

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Solihull Moors

Yeovil Town travel to Solihull Moors on Saturday afternoon for the first time since September 2019.

After a hard-fought victory over Boreham Wood last weekend, the Glovers will look to extend a winning run to three games. 

Saturday’s hosts were defeated last time out against Dagenham & Redbridge and will be looking to bounce back against the Glovers.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Going into back-to-back fixtures against Solihull, the boss said:

“You always try and use the first fixture retrospectively so you can see where you can be better, we did that well against Notts County in the second game. You only work that hard when you’ve been beat in the first one though as you’re trying to find another way to win.

“At this time of the season it becomes very difficult as motivation levels differ depending on where the club is in the table.

“Largely it’s just about how you find yourself against the group of players you’re playing against on the day.”

 

Team News

Billy Sass-Davies has had his rolling loan contract extended until May meaning he can line-up for the Glovers against the Moors.

On the injury front, Sarll confirmed that Town came out of Saturday’s game with no fresh injuries. This has meant that Rhys Murphy has been able to complete a full week of training.

Alex Bradley is building his way back up to fitness slowly to avoid the reoccurrence of a previous injury.

 

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It’s been an indifferent season for the Moors, who despite play-off ambitions sit in a midtable position.

Managed on an interim basis by Mark Yates during his second spell at the club whilst his season as Stourbridge is suspended. Yates had very little time to get to grips at Stourbridge as just a month after being hired in February 2020, the country was placed into lockdown.

Now with the Moors once again, Yates is looking to steady the ship ahead of a new manager taking the reins next season.

 

Head-to-head

Since relegation to the National League, the Glovers are yet to lose to Solihull Moors. The most memorable encounter came in September 2019 as Luke Wilkinson stole the show, scoring the only goal of the game alongside playing the last 10 minutes in goal due to an injury to Liam O’Brien.

Our meeting in the FA Cup during the 2016/17 holds less fond memories as Solihull shocked the Football League Gloves on penalties.

 

Coverage

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Boreham Wood

After a difficult number of weeks for all at Yeovil Town, Darren Sarll and his side return to National League action on Saturday (12:30pm) to face Boreham Wood.

Since the sad passing of club captain Lee Collins, the Glovers have not taken to the pitch at Huish Park, with Sarll giving himself, alongside his players & staff the time they need to come to terms with the heart-breaking news.

The fixture will kick-off at an earlier time of 12:30pm, to avoid clashing with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Unsurprisingly, this week’s press conference was largely centred around the tragic passing of club captain Collins. When asked about how he and his players are preparing for the game, Sarll spoke about the unity within the ranks at Huish Park ““If one feels like they can’t play or can’t prepare, none of us are going down the tunnel.”

“We have had an attitude that if one doesn’t go, none of us go. That’s been our ethos.”

 

Team News

Our last fixture saw a welcome return to the pitch for Emmanuel Sonupe following a long injury lay-off.

Sarll confirmed in his press conference that Rhys Murphy & Alex Bradley are edging closer to a return, whilst Luke Wilkinson is involved in training once again and could make the squad for the first time since Town faced Weymouth in January.

 

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Garrard’s Boreham Wood have built a reputation as a tricky National League side, beating League Two Southend in the FA Cup earlier this season.

The star man for the visitors is former Glover Kabongo Tshimanga, who snatched a last gasp equaliser for Luke Garrard’s side when the sides last met at Huish Park.

In last season’s away fixture, Tshimanga was involved in the scoring again, as his second half strike edged a tight game in Hertfordshire.

 

Head-to-head

Saturday’s opponents provided stern opposition for Yeovil last season, drawing and losing to the Wood.

However, the most memorable clash in recent memory came in February as a stunning first half performance secured three points in Hertfordshire.

Rhys Murphy got Town up and running on 12 minutes before Reuben Reid and Josh Neufville scored to build a comfortable advantage. A dubious penalty in the 46th minute handed the Wood a lifeline, and a late free kick added cause of concern, but the Glovers held on at Meadow Park to claim victory.

 

Coverage

The fixture will be streamed on the YTFC Live platform, with commentary provided by Marcus Duncomb alongside former Yeovil midfielder Nick Crittenden.

BBC Somerset and Three Valleys Radio provide radio coverage, alongside text updates on our social media profiles.

 

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Barnet F.C.

Yeovil Town host Barnet at Huish Park in the National League on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

In a repeat of last season’s play-off quarter final, Darren Sarll will be looking to exact some revenge on the Bees, completing the double over the side based in Canons Park.

The visitors have struggled this season, after overhaul in the Summer, Barnet sit 22nd in the National League, with only Dover below them who are not completing the season.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Looking ahead to Saturday’s game, the boss said; “We don’t know who will be taking the game on Saturday for Barnet, sometimes that gets a positive reaction from the players. We also don’t know what players will be available, whether that’s somebody coming back in or someone being signed.

“The games for us are so important that we win, so the pressure is almost always on us.

“We’ve been brilliant at Huish Park of late, we’d be even better with supporters. We’ve just got to keep pushing, and after Saturday and Tuesday’s result the pressure is on us to get a win and play well.”

 

Team news

On Tuesday night, both Matt Warburton and Emmanuel Sonupe returned to the substitutes bench after injury lay-offs.

Luke Wilkinson is a matter of weeks away from fitness, whilst Lawson D’Ath and Josh Staunton remain unavailable.

Working hard to get back to full fitness, Lee Collins is also on the road to recovery.

Saturday’s game will come too soon for Rhys Murphy who is recovering from a hamstring injury. 

 

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 This season has been a difficult one, with the club sat 23rd in the National League. Despite starting the season well and amassing seven points from their first five games. Barnet have only registered one league victory since, which came against Halifax Town last month. The Bees also successfully knocked out League One Burton Albion in the FA Cup, before losing out to fellow League One side MK Dons in the second round.

The star man for the Bees is Canadian international winger Michael Petrasso. The 25-year-old has lots of experience in English football, which has involved spells at QPR, Oldham, Coventry, Leyton Orient, and Notts County. Brining International experience to the fold, Petrasso has senior caps for the Canadian international team, with his last appearance coming in 2018. In the same year as his last international cap, the former QPR man had a spell in the MLS with Montreal Impact, where he made 14 appearances.

 

Coverage

Under the current government restrictions, no Yeovil fans are able to attend the fixture, however Glovers fans can watch the game live on the improved YTFC Live service for just £9.99. Saturday’s commentary team will feature Yeovil Town defender Luke Wilkinson alongside Marcus Duncomb.  

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Notts County

Yeovil Town host Notts County for the second of back-to-back fixtures against the Magpies.

On Saturday, Darren Sarll’s side came off second best with Notts County claiming three points at Meadow Lane thanks to goals from Jake Reeves and Jordan Barnett.

With an opportunity for redemption, the Glovers will be hungry to right Saturday’s wrong on Tuesday evening (7:45pm).

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Following Saturday’s defeat, Sarll spoke to ytfc.net to reflect on the game.

“I thought we were rubbish, but I also have to give credit to the opponent. The midfield three dominated the middle third, and that meant they had that little more quality than we did, especially in possession.

“That being said, I thought we chased, I thought we tackled, we harried, and the centre halves played very well. We have been beaten by a very good free-kick and a long-range effort, that technical execution highlighted the difference today.

“Ultimately though, I thought we were toothless and didn’t work the goalkeeper in any way.”

 

Injury news

Speaking to the BBC following the conclusion of Saturday’s game, Sarll confirmed that Alex Bradley and Charlie Lee suffered injuries that kept them out the side.

Emmanuel Sonupe will return to first team training after a long injury lay-off, but Tuesday’s clash may come too soon for the 25-year-old.  

Northampton Town loanee Matt Warburton picked up an injury during Friday’s training session which kept him out the squad on Saturday, but Sarll confirmed the dynamic midfielder is still very much in his plans after sitting out of the eight matches; “Matt’s always been in the plans, he’s just been pushed back out by some really surprising performances in January and February where (Tom) Knowles and (Josh) Neufville really came to the fore, having Reuben in the squad too it knocked him out.

“However, now these are the moments where players come back in and hopefully, they stay in.”

Rhys Murphy is unlikely to be involved after his hamstring injury in Saturday’s game.

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A club steeped in history and football heritage. Notts County FC is officially the oldest professional football club on the planet. The club finished third in the National League last season following the curtail of the season, where they lost out in the final to Harrogate Town at Wembley, losing 3-1. This has not affected them this season, the Magpies currently sit sixth in the National League, with impressive victories against Wealdstone, Sutton, and Woking to name a few. They come to Huish Park having picked up seven points from their last nine available, including a victory over the Glovers on Saturday.

 

Coverage

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Notts County – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town travel to Meadow Lane for the first time since returning to the National League on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

In what is the first of a double header against the Magpies, Darren Sarll will be hoping his side can bounce back from late defeat against Bromley on Tuesday evening.

The hosts will be hoping to hold onto their play-off spot, currently sitting in seventh place but with two games in hand on the teams around them.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

The boss looked ahead to Saturday’s trip in his weekly press conference: “It’s been so long since we’ve played them. They brought in some good players in the Summer, Jake Reeves in particular who is a former apprentice of mine. He’s a Football League player really.

“They’re in a strong position and they’ll be hoping they can still catch the top two. It’s a proper ground with a big pitch and I’m hoping it’s going to be a game of football rather than the crash, bang, wallop that we’ve dealt with of late.”

 

Team News

Yeovil Town’s squad looks largely unchanged from Tuesday night’s side that faced Bromley.

Sarll recently confirmed that Luke Wilkinson will likely be out until April now whilst Josh Staunton and Lawson D’Ath continue their recoveries.

Emmanuel Sonupe is also getting closer to a return after his long-term absence due to injury.

 

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After play-off heartbreak last season, Neil Ardley has promotion aspirations once again for the Magpies. Ardley has been at the helm at Meadow Lane since November 2018 following a six-year spell with AFC Wimbledon where he guided The Dons to League Two play-off victory in the 15/16 season.

Reuben Rodrigues is the man to look out for within the County side. The 24-year-old Portuguese ventured to Nottingham in the Summer transfer window after plying his trade in The Netherlands. Clearly a talented player, Rodrigues has just three goals in the league so far this season but provides a creative outlet for the likes of Kyle Wootton to supply the finishing touch.

 

Coverage

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Bromley

Yeovil Town host Bromley on Tuesday evening with the busy National League schedule continuing for Darren Sarll’s side.

After back-to-back defeats, Town bounced back at Huish Park on Saturday afternoon with  victory over Woking, extending the winning run at BA22 to seven games.

In contrast, Bromley were held at home last time out with strugglers Barnet claiming a point at Hayes Lane.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts 

Following Saturday’s victory over Woking, Sarll spoke to BBC Somerset about the progress his side have made; “I think this team is close to being a really good team.

“The youthful development that goes on is very good, and at the end there players are disappointed and angry with the performance, that’s what you want as a manager.

“Winning is disfunctional and confrontational, but when you’ve got the changing room we’ve got, we’ve got all we need to do it.”

 

Team news 

The team news situation remains the same as Saturday’s victory for Woking.

Emmanuel Sonupe continues to work his way back to full fitness whilst Luke Wilkinson, Lawson D’Ath and Josh Staunton remain long term absentees. 

 

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Bromley come into tonight’s game sat in 9th position, with eyes still firmly on getting into the playoffs. The Ravens travel to Huish Park, having lost just once in their last six fixtures, collecting impressive victories against Eastleigh and Altrincham in that time. They have a few familiar former Yeovil players in their ranks, such as Byron Webster and Courtney Duffus.

The star man for the visitors is Michael Cheek, the former Ebbsfleet man is the National League’s top scorer with sixteen goals this campaign and found the back of the net the last time the two sides met at Huish Park. 

 

Coverage

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Woking

Yeovil Town return to Huish Park on Saturday afternoon (3pm) to face Woking.

After back-to-back defeats on the road, Darren Sarll will be hoping his side can return to form at Huish Park, where Town haven’t lost since December.

The visitors Woking have endured an inconsistent season and currently sit in 18th, but have games in hand on the teams around them and will see Saturday’s game as an opportunity to climb the table. 

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts 

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Sarll spoke about wanting to keep the season going as long as possible in the hope of seeing the Yeovil Town fans again; “To me, we’re working for the fans to be here.

“The longer I can make this season go on for, the more chance I have of getting everybody back in this ground.

“I know they’re not here now, but it’s a huge motivation of ours.”

 

Team news 

Despite limping off against Sutton, Sarll was optimistic that Matt Worthington will be involved “in some form” on Saturday afternoon.

Billy Sass-Davies will be available for the game after having his loan deal extended.

Long term absentees Josh Staunton, Luke Wilkinson & Lawson D’Ath remain unavailable.

 

Minutes silence 

Prior to kick-off, there will be a minutes silence in memory of Glenn Roeder who sadly passed away recently. Roeder worked closely with Sarll during his time at Stevenage.

 

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Since taking over in 2018, Alan Dowson has reinvigorated the Cards.

Following relegation to the National League South, Dowson picked up the reigns and sent the Cardinals back to the National League at the first time of asking.

The star man for the visitors is a familiar face, being former Glovers loanee, Jamar Loza. Since rejoining from King’s Lynn, Loza has three goals and will be looking for more as he returns to a Huish Park.

 

Coverage

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Sutton United – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town will look to bounce back from defeat to Chesterfield against Sutton United on Tuesday evening (7pm).

The hosts have been the surprise package of the National League this season, proving to be real title challengers, locked with Torquay and Hartlepool on 47 points, with two games in hand on their title rivals.

For Yeovil, Darren Sarll will be hoping his side can bounce back from a disappointing afternoon against Chesterfield.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking after defeat to Chesterfield, Sarll said; “We’ve got loads of reasons to go into Tuesday’s game in good spirits, one poor performance doesn’t take away from (Tom) Knowles’ six games and how well he’s played in them.

“It certainly doesn’t take away from (Jimmy) Smith’s, (Reuben) Reid’s and (Rhys) Murphy’s good performances.

“We’ll contextualise today (vs. Chesterfield) and put it in a little box, because we can’t change it now. We’ve got to contain our emotions and attack Tuesday the best we can.”

 

Team news

The long-term absentees of Luke Wilkinson, Josh Staunton & Lawson D’Ath remain unavailable for the trip to Gander Green Lane.

Lee Collins & Emmanuel Sonupe are the closest to a return to the Yeovil Town squad but Tuesday’s trip to South London may come too soon for them.

 

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After Paul Doswell left Sutton United in 2019, many were unsure where the club would go, but ever since Matt Gray took over, the only way has been up. After a comfortable middle table season, the U’s have come into the 2020/21 season revitalised, storming up the table to second place, joint on points with first placed Torquay, and games in hand on Gary Johnson’s Seasiders.

The star man in the midfield for Sutton is Harry Beautyman, dropping out of the EFL in 2018 in the search for first team football, Beautyman arrived at Sutton with a point to prove, something he has certainly done 22 goals since the start of last season, firing the U’s up the table.

 

Coverage

Yeovil Town fans can purchase the live stream for tomorrow’s fixture from this LINK.

Radio coverage will be provided by Three Valleys and BBC Somerset.

Live text updates will be available across the Yeovil Town social media channels.

MATCH PREVIEW | Chesterfield – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town travel to Derbyshire on Saturday afternoon (3pm) to face Chesterfield in a clash of the National League’s two in-form sides.

After three back-to-back victories, Town come into this one in fine form with the play-offs truly in Darren Sarll’s sights.

The play-offs are also the objective for Chesterfield who have also seen a resurgence since manager James Rowe joined the club from Gloucester City in late 2020.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking in his weekly press conference, Darren Sarll was in fine form as he looked forward to the trip to the Proact Stadium; “It’s going to be a tough one, when you go anywhere as a young manager you hope you’re going to get the resources to shape the team, and the one thing I’ve got to say about Chesterfield is that they’ve backed James (Rowe), and given him the resources to shape the team.

“He’s had a small period of time there, but they’ve certainly shown a lot more ambition, on and off the pitch than what they were.

“I really like going to Chesterfield, it’s a good club, and I like the area, I spent a year in that part of the world when I worked at Rotherham, so, I quite enjoy the away day at Chesterfield.”

 

Team news

There was some disappointing news from Sarll’s press conference on the injury front as he confirmed that Luke Wilkinson’s return date has been pushed back to April.

However, midfielder Lawson D’Ath updated fans with some good news on twitter, as he will likely not need surgery on his injury, and he continues his road to recovery.

Lee Collins is also returning to fitness, but Sarll is not willing to rush the club captain back into the squad to ensure he’s fully fit when called upon.

It’s a similar situation for Emmanuel Sonupe, who is nearing a return after a groin injury.

 

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After a disappointing start to the season, the Chesterfield board made a change in management, replacing John Pemberton with Rowe in November 2020. Rowe’s impact has certainly been a big one, with 10 wins in 15 games the Spireites have flown up the table.

The star man for Saturday’s hosts is Akwasi Asante. Following his manager from Gloucester to Derbyshire, the Dutch forward has continued his red-hot form, scoring nine goals in his 13 appearances for Chesterfield.

There are also a couple of familiar faces for Yeovil fans within the Chesterfield ranks, former loanee Jack Clarke joined Rowe’s side for the rest of the season in January, alongside him Tom Whelan also signed following Rowe’s arrival, putting pen to paper on a permanent move in December.

 

Coverage

Fans can tune into Saturday’s game via Chesterfield’s live stream, linked HERE.

Radio coverage will be provided by the BBC Somerset and Three Valleys Radio alongside text updates across the Yeovil Town social media feeds.

MATCH PREVIEW | Barnet – Yeovil Town

After two postponements, Yeovil Town finally travel to the Hive to face Barnet on Tuesday evening (7:45pm).

The Glovers come into the game, full of confidence after a strong run of recent form, picking up 12 points from the last five games.

However, the story couldn’t be more different for Barnet, who have just three victories in the National League all season.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking after Yeovil Town’s victory over Dagenham & Redbridge, Sarll said; “One thing we always reiterate as a group, is when we’ve got a goalkeeper on form, and our forward too we’ve got a hell of a chance, no matter if we play well or not.

“I thought Adam (Smith), was magnificent today (Saturday), he’s an absolute lunatic! He played very well, and his kicking is getting better too, it’s much more consistent.

“The shape of the side is getting much more consistent, and that coincides with our upturn.”

Team news

After a strong run of form, it will be a difficult task for any returning players to displace any of Saturday’s starters, as noted by Sarll in his post-match press conference in choosing Jimmy Smith in the holding role once again.

However, on Saturday Matt Worthington was replaced by the eventual match winner Tom Knowles after taking a knock.

In last week’s press conference, Sarll confirmed Luke Wilkinson was to see a specialist on Monday, and if all is right, the commanding centre half can step up his road to recovery.

Previous meetings

Our last clash with Barnet was one to forget for Yeovil fans, losing 2-0 in last season’s play-offs. Despite largely dominating the game, Yeovil’s season came to an end on a warm afternoon at Huish Park.

Despite only moving to the Hive in 2013, Yeovil have had some memorable trips to North-West London, the most notable came in April 2016 as Harry Cornick’s last gasp winner completed a 3-4 turnaround in a League Two clash.

A foot in the opposition camp

After reaching the play-off semi-finals last season, the Bees have slid down the table to the once relegation zone, replacing manager Peter Beadle in December with former Solihull Moor boss Tim Flowers.

Despite a good record with the Moors, Flowers will have hoped to have had more of an impact so far, guiding the Bees to just one win since taking over.

The man to look out for in orange is Anthony Wordsworth, after a successful career in the EFL with the likes of Colchester, Ipswich and Southend, Wordsworth has ventured into the National League to help guide Barnet out of trouble.

Coverage

Barnet will provide a live stream of the fixture, linked HERE. 

Radio commentary will be provided by Three Valleys and BBC Somerset, live text coverage will be available across the Yeovil Town social media channels. 

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Dagenham & Redbridge

Yeovil Town return to National League action in quick succession as they host Dagenham & Redbridge at Huish Park on Saturday afternoon (3pm). 

After a heroic win over local rivals Weymouth in midweek, the Glovers will be full of confidence going into the game and will be eager to build on a good run of form. 

Star striker Rhys Murphy, who bagged a phenomenal hat-trick against The Terras, will also be looking to add to his tally when the Daggers make the long trip to Somerset.  

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts 

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Sarll said: “It’s going to be another tough game for us. We know in this league no game is easy and it’s very hard to win football matches in such a competitive division. 

“In the National league a lot of winning is from human desire, dedication, determination and loads more, so we’ve got make sure that we are well prepared for the game.  

Dagenham are side who heavily recruited in the summer and are a team who have a great manager. They’ve got some great players, some players who I’ve also previously worked with, so again we know we’re in for a tough game. 

 

Team News  

Yeovil Town will be without Josh Staunton, Luke Wilkinson and Lawson D’Ath who all remain injured for the clash at Huish Park.  

However, there is some good news for Wilkinson who is expected to meet a consultant on Monday, as he approaches his way back to full fitness. 

Charlie Lee returned to the squad for the first-time against Weymouth, and he is still working his way to back to full match fitness, a player who is eager to make his return to the field.  

Sarll confirmed in his press conference that he expects Murphy to be fit for Saturday’s game after being substituted on Tuesday evening with a groin strain.  

 

A foot in the opposition camp 

Dagenham & Redbridge have had a turbulent first half of the 2020/21 season and currently sit 18th in the National League table – seven points clear of the relegation places.  

Last time out, the Daggers suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Sutton United thanks to a brace from Harry Beautyman who further dampened Daryl McMahon’s side’s recent form 

A win over the Glovers, however, would see them jump up into 17th place and position themselves on level points with Yeovil as both sides approach the business end of the season.  

 

Previous meetings  

The last meeting between the two sides was back in October of 2020, as a ten-man Yeovil Town side battled hard for a point against Dagenham & Redbridge in a game that finished 0-0 at Victoria Road. 

After a positive first half performance from the Glovers, Wilkinson was given his marching orders in the second half. 

However, despite being a man down, Sarll’s side held their own to earn a share of the spoils in a game of very few chances. 

 

Coverage 

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Weymouth

Yeovil Town host Weymouth at Huish Park for the first time since 1999 on Tuesday evening (7:45pm). 

After early season struggles, both sides look to be on the up with positive results since the turn of the year. 

For Yeovil, Darren Sarll’s side have enjoyed an unbeaten start to the new year at Huish Park, whereas Weymouth have picked up seven points from their last five games. 

 

Team news

Yeovil Town will be boosted by the return of Lee Collins on Tuesday night, after missing four matches due to suspension and COVID issues, the club captain returns for the derby. 

Luke Wilkinson, Josh Staunton, Lawson D’Ath are all likely to sit out. 

In last week’s press conference, Sarll confirmed Emmanuel Sonupe was stepping up his road to recovery, but Tuesday’s game may come just too soon for the former Tottenham youth player. 

 

A foot in the opposition camp

Recent loan signing Dominic Revan has revitalised the Terras’ defence. After making his Aston Villa first team debut against Liverpool in the FA Cup, the defender surprised many by heading south to join Weymouth on loan just days later. Revan was featured in the National League’s TOTW after Saturday’s draw with Solihull Moors. 

Manager Brian Stock was under pressure after defeat to Yeovil in January, but picking up ten points from six games has settled nerves on the South Coast. 

 

Previous meetings

We first met Weymouth this season in January, and it was a great night to be a Yeovil fan. Goals from Josh Neufville, Albi Skendi and Joe Quigley secured a 3-0 win for the Glovers at the Bob Lucas Stadium. 

The last time we played Weymouth at Huish Park, it was a similarly successful days work, but this time in the FA Trophy. After drawing at the Bob Lucas Stadium, the Terras travelled to South Somerset and were swiftly knocked out by Steve Thompson’s side. 

Looking back over the 204 fixtures between the two sides, Yeovil have the more positive record, winning on 89 occasions, drawing 36 times and losing 77, however the goal difference between the two sides is a little tighter, with just an eight-goal swing, with Yeovil netting 321 to Weymouth’s 310.

 

Coverage

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Hartlepool United – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town travel to Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon (3pm) to face high-flying Hartlepool United.

After back-to-back wins, Darren Sarll’s Glovers will be full of confidence going into the National league clash with Dave Challinor’s side. 

After a flying start to 2021, Hartlepool most recently suffered a defeat on the road to Eastleigh on Tuesday evening, losing 2-1 at the Silverlake Stadium. 

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Sarll said; “I think our strike force has been fantastic in the last couple of games. The great thing about our attacking players is that they are all very different, are in different stages of their career and offer a variety of different aspects to the team.  

“One player who doesn’t receive the credit he deserves often enough is Chris Dagnall. No one has a bigger influence on our play than him. He is a brilliant professional footballer and is a serious character amongst the dressing room.  

“Reuben on the other hand has been brilliant since he came in and has really shown his leadership skills. He needed that goal on Tuesday and hopefully he can thrive off that and both score and contribute to more in the coming games.” 

 

Team news

Despite serving his suspension, club captain Lee Collins will be unavailable for Saturday’s trip to Hartlepool due to a positive COVID case within his household. 

Emmanuel Sonupe has returned to training but is unlikely to be fit enough to play a part at Victoria Park. 

Josh Staunton, Luke Wilkinson and Lawson D’Ath remain injured. 

Sarll confirmed in his press conference that he expects Billy Sass-Davies to be fit for Saturday’s game after being substituted on Tuesday evening. 

 

A foot in the opposition camp

Hartlepool United have enjoyed a promising first half of the 2020/21 season and currently sit in the play-offs.

Since taking over in late 2019, Dave Challinor has revitalised the Pools, seeing them climb the table into real promotion contenders.

However, on Saturday the hosts will be without midfielder Nicky Featherstone who will be injured for the National League clash. 

Last time out, the Pools suffered defeat at the hands of Eastleigh with Joe Grey pulling back a consolation goal for a 2-1 defeat at the Silverlake Stadium.

 

Coverage 

Hartlepool United will be providing a live stream for the fixture, linked HERE. 

Radio commentary will be provided by Three Valleys Radio and BBC Somerset. 

Live updates are available across the Yeovil Town social media channels. 

 

MATCH PREVIEW | Boreham Wood – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town travel to Hertfordshire on Tuesday evening (7:45pm) to face Boreham Wood for the first time this season.

After a victory on Saturday afternoon against Altrincham, Darren Sarll will be hoping for more of the same at Meadow Park. 

Luke Garrard’s Boreham Wood have endured a mixed start to the season, but with play-off ambitions, the hosts will be looking to kick on as we approach the half-way point this season. 

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking after Saturday’s victory over Altrincham, reflecting on the game, the boss said: “What I really liked is the way, Max Hunt and Carl Dickinson combined in the second half to relieve pressure, rather than just scarring it up the pitch.

“It looked a little bit more like what we’ve been rehearsing, Billy (Sass-Davies), is still a little unknown to us, he’s a quiet ladybug he has been faultless in two games as a defender. 

“Both the centre backs were excellent, good in both boxes. We should praise our young ones, especially when they’re good. We need to build them, give them confidence which will give them belief that’s they can go and do it when they want to.” 

 

Team news

Lee Collins will serve the final game of his three match suspension on Tuesday evening. 

Long term absentees including the likes of Lawson D’Ath, Luke Wilkinson and Josh Staunton remain unavailable. 

Midfield options will be boosted by the return of Matt Worthington who served a one-match ban on Saturday after accumulating five yellow cards in the National League this season. 

 

A foot in the opposition camp

Garrard’s Boreham Wood have built a reputation as a tricky National League side, beating League Two Southend in the FA Cup earlier this season. 

Tuesday’s hosts have provided to be stern opposition for Yeovil in recent times,  drawing and losing to the Wood in last season’s league games. 

At Huish Park, former Glover Kabongo Tshimanga snatched a last gasp equaliser for Luke Garrard’s side. 

For the away fixture, Tshimanga was involved in the scoring again, as his second half strike edged a tight game in Hertfordshire. 

 

Coverage

Boreham Wood will be live streaming the fixture, linked HERE. 

There will be radio coverage by BBC Somerset and Three Valleys Radio. 

Yeovil Town will provide updates via our social media channels. 

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Altrincham

Yeovil Town will be looking to put Tuesday night’s disappointing defeat at Eastleigh behind them when they host newly promoted Altrincham on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

The visitors have enjoyed a strong start in their return to the Vanarama National League and currently sit in the play-offs.

On the other hand, Darren Sarll’s Glovers will be looking to start pushing themselves up the table following back-to-back defeats and can rise to as high as 16th with a win on Saturday.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s clash, Sarll said “They’re a good team, a lot of teams in our division are part-time and full-time and Altrincham don’t play like a part-time team.

“They play like they train every day, they’re a good side and I’ve been very impressed watching them.

“They’ve got good momentum, they’re in a good position in the league, it’ll be a really tough game and they deserve to be where they are.”

 

Team News 

Yeovil will once again be without Lee Collins who will continue his suspension following his straight red card received in stoppage time against Stockport last weekend.

Injuries mean Sarll will be without the likes of Luke Wilkinson, Emmanuel Sonupe and Josh Staunton who continue their road to recovery.

 

A foot in the opposition camp 

Since taking over in 2017, Phil Parkinson has overseen a turnaround at Altrincham. Parkinson became manager as the club were relegated to the Northern Premier League, yet Parkinson and Altrincham bounced back at the first time of asking, and just two years later won promotion to the National League by beating Chester, York and Boston in the play-offs.

Goals from influential striker Josh Hancock have helped Altrincham find themselves in 6th place, two points inside the play-off positions.

This Altrincham side boasts a wealth of National League experience, with the likes of captain Richie Sutton, who was promoted to League Two with Tranmere in 2018.

 

Coverage

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Eastleigh FC – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town will be looking to put Saturday’s defeat to Stockport County behind them with trip to Eastleigh on Tuesday evening (7pm). 

The hosts have enjoyed a positive start to the season, and sit just two points outside the play-off places. 

Whilst Yeovil began the season slightly off the pace, the Glovers have begun to turn things around and a victory against the Spitfires could send Town up to 16th if other results are favourable. 

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts 

Speaking after Saturday’s defeat to Stockport, Sarll said:

“I think Tuesday is a great game for us to put things right”

“I had no qualm or doubt about the players attitude and enthusiasm today, but I felt we lacked that bit of composure and experience especially in the first-half. 

“We’ve just got to move on from this now and ensure that we are well prepared for another tough test on Tuesday.”  

 

Team news

Yeovil Town will certainly be without Lee Collins who has a three match ban following his late sending off against Stockport. 

Injury issues also continue to cause a selection headache at the back for Sarll, as the likes of Luke Wilkinson and Josh Staunton remain unavailable. 

 

A foot in the opposition camp

Since taking charge in 2018, Ben Strevens has sustained the Spitfires in the National League and even mounted a play-off push in 2018/19.

This season, the goals of October’s ‘Player of the Month’ Ben House have propelled Eastleigh to tenth, just two points outside the play-off places. 

The hosts’ forward line also boasts the experience of 35-year-old Tyrone Barnett who enjoyed spells in the Football League with clubs such as Peterborough, Bristol City, AFC Wimbledon, Port Vale and Cheltenham Town. 

 

Coverage

Radio coverage will be provided by Three Valleys Radio and BBC Somerset. 

Live updates will be provided across the Yeovil Town social media feeds. 

To watch the game via Eastleigh’s live stream, follow this LINK. 

MATCH PREVIEW | Stockport County – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town travel to Edgeley Park for the second time this season to face Stockport County in National League action (5:20pm). 

After an enthralling affair in the FA Cup which saw the Hatters edge Yeovil out in extra time, Darren Sarll’s side will be looking to exact some revenge in front of the BT Sport cameras on Saturday. 

The Glovers won’t be short of confidence either, winning five out of their last seven league games, most recently beating Dover 3-1 at Huish Park thanks to a Joe Quigley double and Rhys Murphy’s second half strike. 

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

In his weekly press conference, Sarll described Saturday’s hosts as a “different” challenge after recently sacking manager Jim Gannon. 

“They’re a highly resourceful club with an expensively assembled squad, which often counts for nothing as Sutton showed on Tuesday night.

“It’s a group of solid men, when you walk down the tunnel at Stockport, especially this group, it’s a big group of men. There aren’t many learners and projects in the team either, they’re all established and they pay for that.”

 

Team news

Yeovil Town will certainly be without Josh Staunton, Luke Wilkinson, Lawson D’Ath and Emmanuel Sonupe who are all injured for Saturday’s game.

The fixture provides a return opportunity for Carl Dickinson who was suspended for last weekend’s fixture against Dover Athletic. 

 

A foot in the opposition camp

After recently parting company with Gannon, there’s a a new man in the Stockport dugout in the form of former Brighton coach Simon Rusk. 

Adjusting to life in the National League has led to mixed results for Rusk, most recently falling to a defeat to Sutton United. 

The star man for County is John Rooney, after a spectacular season with Barrow last time out, the Hatters spent big in the Summer to bring the attacking midfielder to Edgeley Park and ignite their promotion push. 

This week, Rusk was able to make an impact on the squad himself, confirming the signing of former Brighton youth player Will Collar after a spell in the SPL with Hamilton Academical. 

 

Coverage

There will be no live stream of Saturday’s game, with the fixture shown live on BT Sport. 

Radio coverage will be provided by Three Valleys Radio and BBC Somerset. 

Live updates will be provided across the Yeovil Town social media feeds. 

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Dover Athletic

Yeovil Town return to Huish Park after four weeks away as Dover Athletic are the visitors on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

This is the second time the two sides have met this season, after a cup thriller in the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round.

After a disappointing night on Wednesday evening with defeat to Maidenhead United, the Glovers will be desperate to make amends on Saturday afternoon.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Looking ahead to Saturday’s clash, Sarll said; “The manager’s tough (Andy Hessenthaler), he’s an experienced football man and his teams reflect his personality.

“I’ve never had an easy game against a Hessenthaler team. When he was manager at Leyton Orient, they were tough games and so were the ones against his Gillingham team. 

“It will be a tough game, especially off the back of Wednesday night, which I’m disgusted by, we know there needs to be a very good performance tomorrow.”

 

Team news

After limping off on Wednesday evening, Charlie Lee will not be involved on Saturday, Carl Dickinson will also be unavailable due to a suspension meaning new signing Michael Kelly could be in line for his first start for the club. .

Emmanuel Sonupe, Lawson D’Ath and Luke Wilkinson will sit out due to recent injuries. Long term absentee Josh Staunton remains unavailable for selection. 

 

A foot in the opposition camp

Dover have struggled for form this season after financial trouble off the pitch as the season began. 

Sarll is always highly complimentary of Dover manager Hessenthaler’s teams as he prepares to battle with Dover for the fourth time in his Yeovil Town career. 

Arsenal loanee Tom Smith was Dover’s star man when the two sides met in the FA Cup, making numerous saves to earn Dover a penalty shootout. However, the shotstopper has recently returned to the Emirates meaning the Whites will be looking for somebody else to step up when it counts. 

 

Coverage 

Under the current government restrictions, no Yeovil fans are able to attend the fixture, however Glovers fans can watch the game live on the improved YTFC Live for just £9.99 with Three Valleys providing commentary.  Make sure you tune in from around 2:20pm for our pre-match show. 

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

 

MATCH PREVIEW | Maidenhead United – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town head to Maidenhead United on Wednesday evening for our first National League fixture in 22 days. 

Last playing in our derby day victory over Weymouth, Yeovil Town now travel to Berkshire to face the Magpies for the first time since 2019. 

The hosts have just come off the back from a lengthy break themselves, drawing 0-0 to Woking in their first fixture since Boxing Day.  

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Darren Sarll was full of praise for Maidenhead United manager and West Ham legend Alan Devonshire ahead of Wednesday’s fixture. 

“Alan Devonshire is a truly wonderful ex-player, his teams are always set-up to be really robust and get the job done their way.

“It will be very tough, it’s a tough away trip for us. They’ve had a good start to the season and their aren’t too many teams that can match their form in the league right now.” 

 

Team News

Sarll confirmed to BBC Somerset that Luke Wilkinson will be out with an injury but Town have been boosted by the arrival of Michael Kelly. 

The gaffer will not be in the dugout for tonight’s game due after a positive COVID-19 test in his household. 

Rhys Murphy is in line to return after completing a period of self isolation. 

 

A foot in the opposition camp

Maidenhead United currently sit eighth in the National League after a much improved 2020/21 campaign after narrowly surviving the drop last season.

Much of this success is down to Sam Barratt, who is the league’s second top scorer, averaging 0.78 goals per 90.

Another man to look out for is full back George Wells. A summer signing from Slough Town, Wells possesses a deadly cross which can unlock any defence. 

Manager Devonshire will no doubt be delighted with the impact of his new signings this year. Devonshire is a well-known name to football fans, enjoying a sucessful playing career at West Ham United before settling in Maidenhead.

 

The form

Over the last five games, Yeovil have turned a corner, picking up 12 points from the 15 available.

The pick of Town’s victories came against Weymouth, comfortably beating the local rivals 3-0 thanks to goals from Josh Neufville, Albi Skendi and Joe Quigley.

Maidenhead have two wins, two losses and one draw from their last five games.

Most recently, the Magpies were held to a 0-0 draw on the road by Woking. 

 

Coverage 

BBC Somerset and Three Valleys Radio will be providing radio commentary of the fixture. 

The match will be streamed by Maidenhead United with passes available HERE. 

MATCH PREVIEW | Maidenhead United – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town travel to York Road to face Maidenhead on Saturday afternoon. 

After an 11 day break, Darren Sarll’s side will be raring to go on Saturday afternoon.

Having not travelled to Berkshire during the last campaign due to a shortened season, this will be the club’s first trip to York Road since returning to the National League.

 

Team news

Yeovil Town will be without long term absentee Josh Staunton who suffered a season ending knee injury against Eastleigh. 

However, forward Rhys Murphy could return to the side after completing his isolation period.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

Maidenhead United currently sit eighth in the National League after a much improved 2020/21 campaign after narrowly surviving the drop last season.

Much of this success is down to National League top scorer Sam Barratt, who has nine goals, averaging one every 107 minutes.

Another man to look out for is full back George Wells. A summer signing from Slough Town, Wells possesses a deadly cross which can unlock any defence. 

Manager Alan Devonshire will no doubt be delighted with the impact of his new signings this year. Devonshire is a well-known name to football fans, enjoying a sucessful playing career at West Ham United before settling in Maidenhead for a long spell in Berkshire. 

 

The form

Over the last five games, Yeovil have turned a corner, picking up 12 points from the 15 available.

The pick of Town’s victories came against Weymouth, comfortably beating the local rivals 3-0 thanks to goals from Josh Neufville, Albi Skendi and Joe Quigley.

Maidenhead have two wins and three losses from their last five games.

Most recently, the Magpies put Wealdstone to the sword with a 4-0 home victory on Boxing Day.

 

Coverage 

BBC Somerset will be providing radio commentary of the fixture. 

The match will be streamed by Maidenhead United, linked HERE. 

MATCH PREVIEW | Weymouth – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town travel to fierce rivals Weymouth on Tuesday evening (7:45pm) for the first competitive meeting between the two sides since November 1999.

Coming into the highly anticipated clash, Yeovil have secured back-to-back wins in the National League for the first time this season, overcoming top-of-the-table Torquay United with a heroic late turnaround thanks to goals from Josh Neufville and Luke Wilkinson.

Despite Torquay being somewhat local rivals, the magnitude of Saturday’s clash is dwarfed in comparison by Tuesday’s derby with the Terras.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking to ytfc.net following the victory over Torquay, Darren Sarll spoke on his approach to Tuesday’s derby; “We’ll approach it with the same attitude, because I think that is us. It’s taken a while to ignite it again.

“What I’ve liked recently, is that the players, especially the ones we had here last year have suddenly stood up and got themselves back into form; Matt Worthington immense again, an incredible performance (against Torquay), who by his own admission hasn’t hit form. Lawson (D’Ath) was huge again, (Albi) Skendi, huge again, and I think it gives us all hope that we can bring this round.  

 

Head-to-head

Last meeting in FA Trophy action in 1999, Weymouth took Yeovil to a replay, following a 0-0 draw at the Bob Lucas Stadium, the clash at Huish Park was a different story with a victory for Yeovil.

We most recently met Weymouth in league action in January 1989 in the old Vauxhall Conference, that afternoon the green and whites ran out the 0-2 victors away from home.

A memorable clash for many Yeovil fans came in the 1987/88 season where Town inflicted Weymouth’s first home defeat in their then new ground. The cup tie saw Yeovil come in as the underdogs as Weymouth were competing in a higher division at the time, yet it was the Glovers who advanced to the FA Cup first round following a 1-3 victory on the South Coast. Yeovil eventually made it to the FA Cup Third Round that season, a 3-0 defeat to Queens Park Rangers ending a heroic run of nine games which started in the first qualifying round.

Looking back over the 203 fixtures between the two sides, Yeovil have the more positive record, winning on 88 occasions, drawing 36 times and losing 77, however the goal difference between the two sides is a little tighter, with just an eight-goal swing, with Yeovil netting 318 to Weymouth’s 310.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

It’s been a mixed season for Weymouth so far as they sit in the drop zone at the time of writing.

Despite wins over the likes of Stockport County and King’s Lynn, Tuesday’s hosts have struggled to pick up points in tight games, losing by a one-goal margin on eight occasions this season.

Following the departure of Mark Molesley in the Summer, ex-AFC Bournemouth player and youth coach Brian Stock took the reins for his first senior management role. In his playing career, Stock managed three Wales caps and played Championship football for Doncaster Rovers and Burnley, eventually hanging up his boots after a spell at Havant & Waterlooville.

Many Yeovil fans would have expected to see a familiar face in Tom Whelan, but the ex-Glovers and Sailsbury midfielder left Weymouth to join Chesterfield last month. There will be a familiar face in the Weymouth ranks in the form of Alefe Santos who signed for Stock’s side in the Summer.

 

Coverage

With the game played behind closed doors, Yeovil Town fans can tune into Weymouth’s live streaming coverage, linked HERE.

Radio commentary will also be provided by both BBC Somerset and Three Valleys radio.

The Yeovil Town social media channels will offer text updates with a match report and interviews following after full-time.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Torquay United

Yeovil Town return to National League action this weekend as Gary Johnson’s Torquay United are the visitors to Huish Park.  

After suffering a 6-1 defeat against The Gulls on Boxing Day, Darren Sarll and his side will be eager to exact revenge on the side from Plainmoor, in hope of securing their third National League win of the season.

With the Glovers responding briliantly from that defeat and comfortably dispatching Aldershot Town on Monday, confidence will be high going into the game as the green and whites will look to put 2020 behind them, whilst entering a new year full of new challenges 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts 

Speaking during his pre-match press conference, he said: “We responded well from that horror show last week against Torquay with a good result on Monday.  

We responded the way the group should have respond. I always back my group because they are a brilliant bunch and I love spending time with them. 

The boys are usually good from reacting from situations like these which is good to see. I thought we played alright on Monday and there’s so much more we can do but until we get that consistency with injuries, especially with the back four then sadly we are going to see more inconsistency in our performances 

Naturally, you’ll want revenge from what happened last week because we’re all footballers who care about their football and their work, so hopefully we can prove ourselves this time around and consolidate a much better result.” 

Team News 

It’s more of the same injury news for Town in 2021 as Josh Staunton is still likely to be sidelined as a result of his injury in early December, whilst Sarll and his team are awaiting further news on their most recent absentee Rhys Murphy.  

A foot in the opposition camp 

The visitors have had a strong start to the 2020/21 season, sitting comfortably at the top of the National League table with an eleven-point advantage.  

Following their victory over Darren Sarll’s side on Boxing Day, Torquay recorded a 4-3 away win against newly promoted Weymouth at the Bob Lucas Stadium in midweek. Goals from Connor Lemonheigh-Evans, Asa Hall, Aaron Nemane, and Josh Umerah ensured that Gary Johnson’s men maintained their fine form in the National League this campaign.  

Coverage 

Under the current government restrictions, no Yeovil fans are able to attend the fixture, however Glovers fans can watch the game live on YTFC Live for just £9.99 with Three Valleys providing commentary.   

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Aldershot Town

Yeovil Town return to National League action in quick succession, hosting Aldershot Town at Huish Park tomorrow afternoon (3pm) 

After suffering a 6-1 defeat against Torquay United on Boxing DayDarren Sarll and his side will be eager to put right the wrongs following a difficult afternoon at Plainmoor. 

Last season, the Glovers fell to a home draw for a second successive game as Aldershot held the green & whites to a 2-2 score line back in November of 2019. After trailing twice, goals from Albi Skendi and Rhys Murphy clawed Yeovil back into the game for a share of the spoils. 

Darren Sarlls thoughts 

Speaking after the defeat against the National League leaders on Saturday, Sarll told BBC Somerset post-match that all attentions now turn quickly to tomorrows encounter at Huish Park. 

“We’ve now got to try and piece together the unit following today’s result, he said.  

“We also need to try to take away the indecision, the caution, anxiety and all the other stuff that comes with a defeat and most importantly be ready for what is going to be another tough game on Monday.  

“We’ve just got to keep our heads down, work even harder and hopefully we can get those wins and results that we have been looking for all season.”

Team News 

The Glovers are provided with a big boost ahead of Monday’s game as central defender Luke Wilkinson will return to the squad following his suspension, however Josh Staunton is still highly likely to be sidelined with his injury which he sustained against Eastleigh earlier on in the month. 

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It was a belated Christmas present for the Shots on Boxing Day as a strike from Harrison Panayiotou and a brace from Jermaine Anderson gave Aldershot Town a superb win against fierce rivals Woking in the National League at the EBB Stadium. 

The win moved Danny Searle’s side up into 16th place and placed them into distant sight of the play-offs with only a four-point gap separating themselves and fifth placed Bromley.  

In a competitive 2020/21 season, a win for Aldershot tomorrow would see them leapfrog into the top half of the National League table in search of securing top half finish and beyond, whilst being in the center of a well-congested fixture schedule.  

Coverage  

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

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

 

PREVIEW | Torquay United – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town return to action for the first time in 18 days as Darren Sarll’s side visit Plainmoor on Boxing Day. 

After enjoying a successful festive period against the Gulls last season, scoring eight goals across two fixtures, Sarll will be hoping for more fo the same this time round.

Torquay, who are managed by Yeovil Town legend Gary Johnson, currently lead the National League after a strong start but have dropped points in their last two league games. 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts 

Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s cancelled FA Trophy clash about the Glovers recent training in lockdown, Sarll said; I never subscribed to the full principles of the first lockdown period with the use of zoom meetings, but we thought as a squad it was important that we used that method to try to keep the same fitness levels up and better them ahead of a mad Christmas period.  

“We were with the players every day, giving them home-workouts to complete, tough home workouts may I add, so that was a way in which we could keep on top of the players instead of being on the training field all week.  

“We tried to keep that bond within the group especially with the new players as we wanted to ensure that they continued their integration with the team, so it was a lot to do over the period but routine that kept us all focused and motivated throughout.”

Team news

The Glovers will be without central defender Luke Wilkinson on Saturday afternoon due to a suspension. Josh Staunton is also a likely absentee due to after picking up an injury against Eastleigh at the start of the month. 

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The hosts will have an extremely familiar face to Glovers fans in the dug out with Johnson at the helm. Having already led the Gulls to promotion from the National league South in 2018/19, Johnson is going for his second in Devon, attempting to guide the Gulls back to the Football League.

After loosing their talisman Jamie Reid to Mansfield in the Summer, Johnson turned to Daniel Wright who was in the Cheltenham side that guided the London-born manager to his second National League title.

The Gulls also boast a familiar face on the pitch through former Glovers loanee Ben Whitfield. 

Coverage

Under government restrictions, no Yeovil fans are able to attend the fixture, however there is a live stream available, linked HERE. 

BBC Somerset will provide live audio commentary with social media updates available across the Yeovil Town channels.

MATCH PREVIEW | Boreham Wood – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town return to action following an enforced break to face Boreham Wood on Tuesday evening in FA Trophy action. 

Last time out, the Glovers secured a first league victory over Bromley in South London but attentions now turn to their first taste Trophy this season in Hertfordshire. 

The winners of this tie will go on to host Torquay United at home. 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

The gaffer was delighted to be back to Huish Park after ten days of Zoom training, he said: “We were back in training on Saturday, but we’ve been in contact with players for the full isolation period.

“I never subscribed to the full principles of the first lockdown period with the use of zoom meeting, but we thought as a squad it was important that we used that method to try to keep the same fitness levels up and better them ahead of a mad Christmas period.”  

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Luke Garrard’s Boreham Wood have built a reputation as a tricky National League side. Already toppling Football League Southend in the FA Cup to secure a tie with Millwall, Garrard’s men certainly know what it takes to win in a knockout clash. 

The star man is a recognisable face, Kabongo Tshimanga who leads the line for the Wood, spent a spell on loan in Green and White in 2017, but didn’t make a competitive appearance. 

Injury news

Despite a ten day break, Darren Sarll has confirmed there will be no new faces back from injury meaning the likes of Lee Collins and Josh Staunton remain unavailable. 

Coverage

Boreham Wood will be live streaming the fixture, linked HERE. 

There will be NO radio coverage by BBC Somerset due to allocation restrictions in Tier Four. 

Yeovil Town will provide updates via our social media channels. 

MATCH PREVIEW | Bromley F.C. – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town return to National League action on Tuesday to face Bromley FC.

After sitting out on Saturday, Yeovil will be feeling fresh and ready when they travel to South London. 

The hosts will be out for revenge as the Glovers dumped Bromley out the FA Cup in early November thanks to Gabby Rogers last gasp strike. 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking to the media ahead of Tuesday’s clash, Darren Sarll reflected on Yeovil’s challenging start to the season; “We keep feeling like we’re getting to a point where we’re going forward, then the injuries just absolutely kill us. 

“What we originally thought was the right shape for the players we had available, is not the right shape for another group of players. 

“It’s always trying to fit the right players into the right shape and mould that we have available.” 

 

Team news

In his press conference, Sarll confirmed that Josh Staunton will once again be set for a spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury against Eastleigh. 

Long-term absentee Lee Collins remains a doubt and loanee Alex Bradley is also unavailable for Tuesday evening’s match. 

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Currently this campaign is the Ravens sixth season within the fifth tier of English football after achieving promotion from the Conference South in 2015. 

Neil Smith began his managerial career with Woking back in March 2007 taking the role of joint caretaker manager alongside Graham Baker, following the departure of Glenn Cockerill, helping the club to stay in the Conference National. 

He joined Bromley in February 2016, where Smith originally took over the role on an interim basis. On 4th April, after a successful run of games, Smith signed a two-year contract to become the club’s new first-team manager.

Michael Cheek is the star man for Bromley. The 27-year-old striker is a seasoned performer at National League level, having made his name at Heybridge Swifts, before moving on to Chelmsford City. After a successful one and a half season spell with the Clarets, which saw him score 35 goals in 66 appearances, he made the move to Braintree Town. Cheek remained with the Iron for two seasons, scoring 42 goals in 98 games. 

Coverage

Bromley will be streaming the game from their website, linked HERE. 

Radio coverage for the fixture is also available 

Yeovil fans are reminded away fans are NOT allowed for this fixture. Please do not travel to Hayes Lane on Tuesday evening. 

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Eastleigh

Yeovil Town will look to bounce back from Sunday’s FA Cup exit as Eastleigh F.C. visit Huish Park on Tuesday evening (7:45pm).

Returning to league action after 120 minutes of football on Sunday afternoon, Tuesday’s clash will be a real test of fitness for Darren Sarll’s side. 

Last season, the Glovers secured their first league win of the season against Eastleigh, here’s hoping history repeats itself tonight.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

The gaffer was ultimately left feeling disappointed that the game was not moved to Wednesday for the sake of the supporters, speaking after the Stockport game, Sarll said; “If you put that scenario to any manager, where the team you’re playing play on the Sunday, and then you play them on the Tuesday, you’ll always go with that.

“My particular grievance with playing the game Tuesday is that we had a chance to get fans back into the ground. 

“We have all harped on about doing the right thing for the industry and the minute we’ve got the chance to show our qualities and values, they don’t. It seems we’ve become inclusive once more to our own situations, I think it’s really poor.”

 

Injury news

Following Sunday’s arduous tie, Sarll did not confirm any injury issues, but it is likely Town will have some walking wounded within the ranks come Tuesday evening. The Glovers will be boosted by the signing of attacking midfielder/winger Tom Knowles. 

 

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Since taking charge in 2018, Ben Strevens has sustained the Spitfires in the National League and even mounted a play-off push in 2018/19.

This season, the goals of October’s ‘Player of the Month’ Ben House have fired Eastleigh up to 11th, with five games in hand on some of the teams around them.

After some solid recruitment in the Summer including former Yeovil trialist Tom Blair, the Spitfires will provide stern opposition for Town at Huish Park. 

 

Coverage 

The fixture can be watched on YTFC Live for £9.99. 

Radio coverage is also available from Three Valleys and BBC Somerset.

PREVIEW | Stockport County – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town will look to secure a spot on the Emirates FA Cup Third Round on Sunday afternoon as Darren Sarll’s side travel to Stockport County. 

After defeating National League opposition twice already, Town will now look to potentially secure top-flight opposition in the third round with a victory at Edgeley Park.

This will be the hosts first fixture in over three weeks following a COVID-19 outbreak amongst the Stockport County camp.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

In his weekly press conference, the gaffer was more hungry for victory than ever, when speaking to BBC Somerset he said; “Any win could get us going, we just need to concentrate on the next game. The change of competition does psychologically take you away from your league programme.

We need to concentrate on ourselves, December is going to be a really important month for us, so it’s going into that with as much momentum as possible.

“Unfortunately, we’ve got the short turnaround for Tuesday and a vast amount of injuries but mainly it’s just a shame we can’t play here on Wednesday too with our supporters.”

 

Injury news

Sarll confirmed that defensive pairing Luke Wilkinson and Lee Collins are doubts for the FA Cup tie, however there was some positive news as Josh Staunton could be in line for a return being described to have a “50/50” chance of playing. 

 

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Stockport County were widely tipped as favourites to secure promotion from the National League following vast investment into the squad. Managed by the experienced Jim Gannon, a firm favourite amongst the Hatters following a number of successful spells at the club.

The star man on the pitch for Stockport is summer addition John Rooney. After winning promotion with Barrow last season, the brother of Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney didn’t hang around for EFL action, instead moving to Stockport to lead another promotion charge in the National League.

 

Coverage

Glovers fans will be able to tune in for free on the BBC Red Button and iPlayer. Live match commentary will also be provided by BBC Radio Somerset. 

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Hartlepool United

Yeovil Town host Hartlepool United in the National League on Saturday afternoon at Huish Park (3pm). 

The Glovers come into the game off the back of a 1-1 draw with Woking F.C. last Saturday, a late strike from Josh Davison denying Sarll’s side all three points in Surrey. 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts 

Looking ahead of this week’s fixtureSarll said: “It will be a tough one, we haven’t beaten them in the three games we played against them. They have three former apprentices of mine so I know some of them well. We have a great group of players though so I’m fully behind them.”  

On the form of Matt Warburton: “He’s playing really well Matty. He’s a very intelligent footballer, he came out of teaching to be a pro footballer at 26 years old. He really thrives on that analysis of his opponent, he’s a real football man.” 

 

Team News 

Speaking within his pre-match press conference yesterday afternoon, the boss said that his side are in a much better position with injuries than earlier in week before Tuesday night’s scheduled fixture with Weymouth was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.  

Despite the animosity earlier in the week, Sarll confirmed that his side’s injury concerns are not vast ahead of tomorrow’s game, with Carl Dickinson the only individual to miss this weeks training through a slight knock and is set to receive a late fitness test tomorrow morning 

 

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Hartlepool United, have enjoyed a successful start to their National League campaignDave Challinor’s side have only lost two of their opening eight league games resulting in three wins and three draws against the likes of EastleighAltrincham and Bromley. 

However, in their last National League fixture, Pool fell short to a 1-0 home defeat to newly bought Wrexham after a long-distance strike from Elliott Durrel in the 55th minute gave the men from the Racecourse all three points at Victoria Park.  

 

Previous meetings 

Last time out against this weekend’s visitors it resulted in a tense affair at Huish Park in a 2-2 draw in the National League back in January with Rhys Murphy’s controversial sending off dominating the story of the game. 

Scoring twice through Matt Worthington and Charlie Lee before the sending off of Rhys Murphy, Town felt hard done by to draw the game after looking comfortable beforehand. 

Goals from Peter Kioso and Gus Mufuta ensured that Pool took home a share of the spoils and added to the frustration of the Glovers in their push for automatic promotion.  

 

Coverage 

The National League clash will be shown on YTFC Live for £9.99. We’ve taken on your feedback and moved the camera to ensure an unobstructed view of the National League clash.  

For radio listeners, BBC Somerset and Three Valleys radio will be covering the game alongside social media updates across the YTFC channels. 

PREVIEW | Woking F.C. vs. Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town travel to the Kingfield Stadium to face Woking F.C. on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

The Glovers will be full of confidence after a dramatic victory on the road against Bromley, which secured a ticket to the FA Cup second round.

Focusing back on league action, Darren Sarll’s side will be hoping Saturday brings more success with Town looking for their first league win of the season.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Reflecting on last week’s victory, Sarll hopes his side can replicate similar performance levels against Woking.

“If you take away the win and just look at the performance, I thought it was really great, we played so well. Someone told me that in the end we had 27 shots, the performance was pretty conclusive in terms of the levels we reached.

“I know we left it late, but we showed again some good play, and similar properties and values to what my team has come to be known for.

“The other thing I took from that, I was absolutely delighted for Gabby (Rogers), I’ve got a long background in development and it’s still such a great moment for everyone at the club when a graduate scores the winner in the last minute of an FA Cup tie.”

 

Injury news

The boss described his group as a “wounded bunch” after an arduous afternoon in the FA Cup.

Recent loan signings Morgan Williams and Alex Bradley are in a race for fitness after completing 120 minutes against Bromley last weekend.

Long term absentees Lee Collins and Courtney Duffus remain doubts with both yet to return to training.

In better news, Matt Worthington looks set to return to the fold after recovering from an injury which saw him sit out of the FA Cup thriller.

 

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Woking, despite still being part time, have enjoyed a successful return to the National League. After promotion in 2018/19, Alan Dowson’s side were play-off contenders in their first season back in non-league’s topflight, finishing 10th with a PPG of 1.45.

Despite boasting former Premier League player Matt Jarvis, the Cards star man this season has been Max Kretzschmar, after initially working with Dowson at Hampton & Richmond, the attacking midfielder moved to Kingfield with his manager in 2018, scoring 17 league goals since.

 

Coverage

The match will be streamed on Woking’s website, linked HERE.

Radio commentary for the fixture will be provided by BBC Radio Somerset.

MATCH PREVIEW | Bromley FC – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town’s Emirates FA Cup adventure continues with a trip to Hayes Lane on Saturday afternoon (3pm) to face Bromley F.C.

 Last time out in the cup, the Glovers were involved in a thrilling affair, drawing 3-3 in normal time with Dover, toppling the Whites 7-6 on penalties.

Darren Sarll will be hoping for a less stressful afternoon as he plots the Glovers route to the second round.

Team News

The injury picture remains the same for the Glovers, with key figures such as Josh Staunton, Lee Collins and Courtney Duffus still out of the side.

Sarll did however confirm Duffus’ road to recovery is going well, but Saturday’s FA Cup clash is just too soon for the number 14.

 

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What’s their story?

Bromley were established in 1892, initially playing in the South London League, before becoming founder members of the Southern Football League in 1894.

Currently this campaign is the Ravens sixth season within the fifth tier of English football after achieving promotion from the Conference South in 2015. 

They finished in the 13th place last season with 52 points, eight points below the play-off places. However, this term they will be looking to go one further by cementing a play-off spot for the first in the club’s history. 

 

How’s their form?

The Ravens come into the game after suffering a 2-1 home defeat to inform Eastleigh after a brace from Ben House sealed an important victory for the Spitfires in their push for promotion. 

Their last five games however have resulted in two wins against Dover Athletic and Weymouth and a draw against Hartlepool United at Victoria Park.

Bromley saw off fellow National league side Sutton United in the previous round of the Emirates FA Cup after a 1-0 away victory despite being reduced to ten men towards the latter stages of the game after Byron Webster was shown a red card by the referee. 

 

Who’s the manager?

Neil Smith began his managerial career with Woking back in March 2007 taking the role of joint caretaker manager alongside Graham Baker, following the departure of Glenn Cockerill, helping the club to stay in the Conference National. 

He joined Bromley in February 2016, where Smith originally took over the role on an interim basis. On 4th April, after a successful run of games, Smith signed a two-year contract to become the club’s new first-team manager.

 

Who’s the captain?

Fan favourite Jack Holland started his footballing career with Bromley Youth Section before being scouted by Crystal Palace, where he went on to spend four years with the Eagles.

Holland returned to Bromley permanently in 2013 and since then has gone on to make over 200 appearances for the club. 

The defender is also an England C International after representing his country in a 4-3 defeat against Slovakia U21’s back in June 2016 at the Sutton United’s Gander Green Lane.

 

Who are the key men? 

Michael Cheek – The 27-year-old striker is a seasoned performer at National League level, having made his name at Heybridge Swifts, before moving on to Chelmsford City. After a successful one and a half season spell with the Clarets, which saw him score 35 goals in 66 appearances, he made the move to Braintree Town. Cheek remained with the Iron for two seasons, scoring 42 goals in 98 games. He has currently scored four goals within the first six games in search of producing another landmark this campaign for Bromley.

James Alabi – The former Leyton Orient man has plenty of National League experience with the Os, as well as Forest Green Rovers, Grimsby Town, Tranmere Rovers, Chester, Eastleigh and Dover Athletic. The 25-year-old powerhouse striker started his career in the youth ranks of Stoke City, before joining Celtic’s academy. Following a season in Scotland, he returned to Stoke and signed his first professional contract with the Potters in 2013.

Bryon Webster – A face recognisable to many a Yeovil supporter, Webster was a key member of the Glovers promotion campaign to the Championship in 2013. Now plying his trade in the National League, Webster is a start centre back for Neil Smith’s side.

 

Previous encounters

Last season saw two thrilling encounters with Neil Smith’s side. The first at Huish Park was Scott Priestnall’s first home game as Chairman of the club, and it was a thriller. After a twenty-minute injury delay which forced Bromley defender Chris Bush in goal, the visitors took the lead through the talismanic Cheek. Ultimately, the Glovers would fight back with Jimmy Smith and Charlie Lee heading home and an own goal securing a 3-1 victory against the then unbeaten Ravens.

Our last trip to Hayes Lane was also action packed, two first half red cards saw the game played on a knife edge but after Albi Skendi gave away a second half penalty, the Ravens thought they had done enough to secure three points. However, Rhys Murphy stepped up when he was needed most, poking up a dramatic equaliser with the last kick of the game.

 

Coverage

Bromley FC will be streaming the fixture live on their website, to purchase a streaming pass, click HERE.

BBC Somerset will also be providing audio commentary with text updates on the #YTFC channels.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Chesterfield

Yeovil Town host Chesterfield FC on Saturday afternoon (3pm) in the National League.  

Darren Sarll will be hoping his side can bounce back following a disappointing home defeat to Sutton United on Tuesday evening.  

The games keep coming thick and fast in this division, with the clash against Chesterfield the fourth fixture in a sequence of six games in just 21 days.   

 

Team News 

The Glovers are still without attacking forward Courtney Duffus, who is expected to be sidelined for some time while Josh Staunton is the latest to receive treatment from the medical room after he sustained an injury in Tuesday night’s clash at Huish Park.  

 

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Chesterfield haven’t made the greatest of starts to the new league season only winning one of their five opening league games with their only win coming against Woking back in early October.  

John Pemberton’s side currently sit in 22nd place within the relegation zone losing all of their other four games against Hartlepool United, Torquay United, Stockport County, and Wealdstone.  

Despite their poor form, they did reach the First Round of the Emirates FA Cup last weekend after 7-6 penalty shoot-out win over fellow National League side Stockport County at Proact Stadium.  

 

Previous Encounters  

Last time out against the SpireitesYeovil secured a fine 2-1 away victory at the Technique Stadium thanks to first half goals from Myles Hippolyte and Rhys Murphy which gave the Glovers a comfortable lead at the break. 

The second half offered the hosts hope as Curtis Weston smashed in a volley from distance to give Chesterfield a way back into the game, however their much improved second-half performance couldn’t break down an in form Yeovil Town side who moved up to second in the league table following that victory.  

 

Pre-Match Views 

Carl Dickinson“Looking ahead to the weekend we’ve got to put Tuesday’s result and performance behind us. We’ve got to have the right mindset going into the game and make sure that we do the simple things much better.  

“Saturday is going to be an even bigger game for us as we want to put right the wrongs and show everyone what we are capable of and why we reached the positions we did last season. We owe a massive performance to the gaffer but most importantly the fans.” 

 

Coverage 

The National League clash will be shown on YTFC Live for £9.99. 

For radio listeners, BBC Somerset and Three Valleys radio will be covering the game alongside social media updates across the YTFC channels. 

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Sutton United

Yeovil Town host Sutton United on Tuesday evening (7:45pm) as the Glover return to National League action.

Darren Sarll will be hoping his side will be still riding the high of Saturday’s shootout victory following an enthralling 3-3 draw with Dover Athletic.

Sutton United have enjoyed a positive start to the 2020/21 season as the U’s currently sit in a play-off position after three victories from four games.

 

Injury news

The Glovers will likely be without Lee Collins who once again sat out on Saturday afternoon following a knock against Dagenham & Redbridge. Courtney Duffus also remains unavailable with a shoulder injury.

Saturday’s FA Cup clash saw the return of Lawson D’Ath, with Luke Wilkinson available to return to league action on Tuesday evening after serving his suspension.

 

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After three wins from four games so far this season, Matt Gray’s men will be looking to build on this during their trip to Somerset. The U’s already have wins over Maidenhead, Aldershot, and Weymouth all under their belt, but back-to-back defeats have seen Sutton knocked out of the FA Cup.

The dangerman for Sutton is creative midfielder Harry Beautyman. The focal point of all Sutton attacks, he was a thorn in the Glovers side at Gander Green Lane in December. The midfielder will be familiar to Sarll, having worked together briefly at Stevenage.

 

Coverage

The National League clash will be shown on YTFC Live for £9.99.

For radio listeners, BBC Somerset and Three Valleys radio will be covering the game alongside social media updates across the YTFC channels.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Dover Athletic

Yeovil Town kick off their 2020/21 FA Cup campaign on Saturday afternoon (3pm) as Dover Athletic visit Huish Park.

Darren Sarll will be looking to secure his side’s first win of the season, in a competition he holds dear to his heart.

The visitors after a troubling Summer, have endured a mixed start to their season. Despite upsetting Notts County thanks to a late winner at the Crabble on the opening weekend of the season, Andy Hessenthaler’s side have fallen to four consecutive defeats, conceding 14 goals in the process.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Despite the visitor’s poor start to the season, the Boss is expecting a tough afternoon at Huish Park, where his side will have to be at their very best to win.

“Any side that is managed by Andy Hessenthaler is going to see life a certain way and they will be very competitive as they always are. We don’t write anyone off, I don’t write any team off because of their form or look at where they are based in the table, I’m always expecting a tough game.

“We’ll take our necessary preparation to try and be at our very best and hopefully with the right care, focus and intensity we will be good enough to beat most teams not just Dover. I’ll take the same attitude into Saturday whether that would be against Dover or Stockport at the other end of the league. They are very tough games and this weekend we know exactly what we’re in for and how hard a test it’s going to be.”

 

Injury news

In his press conference, Sarll confirmed that Courtney Duffus remains unavailable for “at least five weeks.” The Glovers top scorer this season sustained a shoulder injury in our draw against FC Halifax Town.

In the defence, Yeovil will look different with Lee Collins being “unlikely” to start after being substituted in the first half against Dagenham after taking a knock. Luke Wilkinson is suspended following his red card at Victoria Road.

 

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After financial problems struck the Whites in the Summer, there was a mass exodus in East Kent, with the likes of Nassim L’Ghoul and Innih Effiong moving on from the Crabble.

Recent signings have seen Hessenthaler dip into the loan market, bringing in goalkeeper Tom Smith from Arsenal and defender Bayli Spencer-Adams from Watford, who has already got two first team apps under his belt for the Hornets.

 

Coverage

Live streaming details for Saturday’s match are available from HERE.

Live radio commentary will be provided by BBC Somerset and Three Valleys Radio alongside social media updates on the Yeovil Town channels.

MATCH PREVIEW | Dagenham & Redbridge – Yeovil Town

The Glovers will look to build on Tuesday evening’s improved performance against FC Halifax Town with a trip to Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

Darren Sarll opted for a change of system against The Shaymen which saw a number of chances fall to the Glovers throughout.

The Daggers have struggled in opening weeks, despite strong Summer recruitment which led to many tipping them as promotion, Daryl McMahon’s side have only scored twice in the National League this season.  

New signing Joe Quigley will be hoping to prove a point after joining Yeovil from Dagenham on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Reflecting on Tuesday night’s clash, the boss felt his side were good value despite not securing three points against Pete Wild’s side; “I certainly enjoyed watching it more than I have in our previous three games. I thought we dominated the game and would have been worthy winners if we had taken a couple of our good chances.

“I saw some really good things in the side, and I was very pleased with the performance,” Sarll noted.

“I don’t think there’s a part of the season ever, no matter what team you are, where you don’t have spells of really great and not so great, it’s just part of the season, it’s the rollercoaster of what a season is.

“It will be even more of a rollercoaster for supporters this year, because they’re not in the ground, they don’t get to feel the performance, the vibe and the spirit, so it will be an even more tortuous experience for them this year.”

 

Injury news

In his weekly press conference, Sarll confirmed that both Rhys Murphy and Courtney Duffus are “50/50” for Saturday’s fixture.

The boss also stated that after sitting out on Tuesday, Lawson D’Ath remains a doubt for the clash in East London.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

Managed by former Ebbsfleet United and Macclesfield boss Daryl McMahon, the Daggers have high hopes of promotion this season, investing heavily with signings such as the prolific Paul McCallum and the experienced Dean Rance, who McMahon worked with at Ebbsfleet.

McCallum, who netted against the Glovers for Barnet in last season’s play-off eliminator is in fact a doubt for Saturday as McMahon revealed the forward could be out for a “lengthy period” in a recent interview.

Recent results for Dagenham have been mixed, with one win and three losses in the league so far, the sole win came in front of the BT Sport cameras with the Daggers beating Wealdstone 1-0 last weekend thanks to an Angelo Balanta header.

 

Coverage

Live streaming coverage will be available via Dagenham’s streaming service, linked HERE.

Radio commentary will be provided by BBC Somerset with text updates on the Yeovil Town social media feeds.  

 

 

PREVIEW | Halifax Town – Yeovil Town

The Glovers travel northbound to face FC Halifax Town at The Shay on Tuesday night (7:45pm).

After defeat to Wrexham on Saturday, Darren Sarll will be desperate to put things right against The Shaymen after doing the double over Pete Wild’s side last season.

With the game being played behind closed doors, the match will be streamed on the Halifax Town website, with passes available for £9.99.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking after the defeat to Wrexham, Darren Sarll spoke about his sides start to the National League season; “You go through periods in the season that you never know when they come, where it feels like the world is against you every decision and little things like that. I think we’re in that moment now.

“I feel it in the players when they come out, I feel an anxious energy because of how badly they want to get that first win under their belts.

“I’m seeing some performances from some individuals that are very conflicting from what we saw over the last twelve months, and because they’re such great lads with good character, that’s the only logical explanation for it.”

 

Injury news

After returning from injury on Saturday to face Wrexham, Albi Skendi will be hoping to remain in the fold on Tuesday evening.

Alex John remains a doubt following an injury he sustained in our final pre-season friendly against AFC Bournemouth.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

There are a number of familiar faces in the Halifax side, with Tom Bradbury and Gold Omotayo now lining up for The Shaymen after leaving the club at the end of last season.

Omotayo enjoyed two eventful outings against Halifax last time out, netting his only two goals for the club in the clash at The Shay, and then being sent off after nine minutes at Huish Park.

The man in the dugout for Halifax is Pete Wild, the former Oldham manager who led the club to victory over Fulham in the FA Cup has enjoyed a successful year at the helm in the National League, guiding his side to the play offs last time out.

 

Coverage

Live streaming coverage is available on the Halifax Town website.

There is also radio coverage on Three Valleys Radio and BBC Somerset.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town vs. Wrexham

After back to back draws, Yeovil Town now face a stern test in Wrexham as the Red Dragons visit Huish Park this Saturday (3pm).

We last met in our final home fixture pre-lockdown, Darren Sarll will be hoping for more of the same as the Glovers were the 3-0 victors that afternoon, thanks to goals from Courtney Duffus, Luke Wilkinson and Albi Skendi.

Wrexham have had a mixed start to the campaign, with a win over Boreham Wood and a defeat to Solihull Moors on Tuesday night.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

The gaffer made his praise of Wrexham no secret in his pre-match press conference on Thursday afternoon, speaking via Zoom he said:

“Last year, I remember in my pre-match press conferences before the games last year I said Wrexham were one of the games where you’re playing against a real, proper football club.

“It was one of the games last year that coming into the league for the first time in my career that I was very much looking forward too, and I think the same again.

“They’re a good side and a good club, it will be a very tough game. They’ve played well in their first two games, and we know if our current performance levels are to be replicated, we’ll probably get beat.

 

Injury news

Darren Sarll described his players as “tight and tired” after Tuesday night’s draw with Wealdstone.

Skendi, who has sat out of Yeovil’s opening fixtures remains a doubt, with Dan Leadbitter, Matt Worthington, Courtney Duffus and Lawson D’Ath all sustaining minor concerns which could see them miss Saturday’s game.

 

New faces

This week, Yeovil added a new face to the forward ranks, signing Matt Warburton on loan from Northampton Town for the upcoming season.

The forward has previous in non-league, playing for Curzon Ashton, Stockport County and Salford City in the National League North.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

After making international headlines following news of potential investment from ‘Deadpool’ star Ryan Reynolds and ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ creator Rob McElhenney, the Red Dragons have had a mixed start to the 2020/21 season. After a 2-1 victory over Boreham Wood at the Racecourse Ground, the Welsh side travelled southbound to Solihull Moors and fell to a 1-0 defeat.

The man to look out for in dead ball situations is Luke Young. The former Torquay United & Plymouth Argyle man has struck eight goals in a Wrexham shirt, most recently a sublime free kick in their opening clash with Luke Garrard’s Boreham Wood.

After taking charge for his second stint at the club in 2019, Dean Keates has turned Wrexham around. After struggling near the bottom in 19/20, Keates has lifted expectations with strong recruitment in pre-season.

 

Coverage

Free live coverage of the match is available on our YouTube channel, with more information linked HERE.

For radio listeners, BBC Somerset and Three Valleys Radio will also be talking you through the action.

As ever, the Yeovil Town social media platforms will keep you up to date with the action.

 

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Wealdstone F.C.

Huish Park hosts a competitive fixture for the first time since July as Wealdstone are the visitors on Tuesday evening (7:45pm).

Despite the National League kicking off on Saturday, this will be the Stones’ first fixture after their clash with Chesterfield was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. 

The Glovers will be looking to claim three points for the first time this season after opening with a hard-fought draw with King’s Lynn on Saturday evening.

 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Following Saturday’s 2-2 draw with King’s Lynn, Darren Sarll spoke briefly on the prospect of facing Wealdstone.

“It’s not just about dusting ourselves down, it’s about reattaching muscles to bones and ligaments.

“It will be an intense period leading up to the game on Tuesday night.”

 

Injury news

After sitting out on Saturday Darren Sarll confirmed in his post-match interview that Albi Skendi remains a doubt for the clash with Wealdstone.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

After being awarded the National League South title by PPG, Dean Brennan will be looking to keep his Stones rolling in the National League. After the departure of key man and former Glover Billy Clifford, it will be up to new signing Kundai Benyu to fill the void left by Clifford.

There are a number of former Glovers in the Wealdstone squad with Adel Gafati and Connor Smith all signed to the North West London side. The key man for the visitors is Dennon Lewis, despite interest from the Football League, the wide man has committed his future to Wealdstone and will be looking to pick up where he left off after 11 league goals in 19/20.

 

Coverage

The fixture will be streamed LIVE AND FREE on the Yeovil Town YouTube Channel. Coverage will begin at around 7:40pm with commentator Marcus Duncomb previewing the action.

Radio listeners have the choice of Three Valleys Radio and BBC Somerset.

PREVIEW | King’s Lynn Town – Yeovil Town

After months of waiting, Yeovil Town’s National League campaign finally kicks off with a trip to Norfolk to face King’s Lynn Town (5:30pm KO).

With fans unable to attend in person due to COVID restrictions, the fixture will be the first National League game broadcast live on BT Sport this season.

The Linnets, who were awarded the National League North title last season via PPG, will be full of confidence after back-to-back promotions.

Darren Sarll’s pre-match thoughts

The gaffer was delighted to be working towards a competitive league fixture for the first time since March, speaking in his press conference he said; “It’s been very strange, difficult and quite confusing at times. It’s nice to get going properly again.

“Even the preparation within the week, we’re preparing for an opponent now and potentially a reward.

“It’s time to start getting stressed and very angry again.”

Injury news

In his press conference, Darren Sarll confirmed that both Charlie Lee and Albi Skendi are injury doubts for the fixture.

The gaffer also noted Alex John is unlikely to travel after sustaining an injury in our final pre-season fixture vs. AFC Bournemouth U23’s.

A foot in the opposition camp

After back-to-back promotions the Linnets now find themselves in the top tier of non-league football under the management of Ian Culverhouse. Following a successful playing career in East Anglia, plying his trade for Norwich City, retirement from playing saw the King’s Lynn manager return to Norfolk for his first full-time managerial appointment. Prior to that Culverhouse had been assistant at Premier League side Aston Villa.

Adam Marriott is the danger man for the Linnets, after 52 goals in 64 league games, the forward now returns to the premier divison of noin-league football for the first time since 2017.

Coverage

Glovers fans will be able to watch the game live on BT Sport One. Coverage will begin at 5:15pm as Yeovil will look to end a winless run in front of the TV cameras.

Radio listeners have the choice of Three Valleys Radio or BBC Somerset.

 

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – AFC Bournemouth U23

Yeovil Town’s pre-season campaign reaches its conclusion on Saturday afternoon (3pm) as AFC Bournemouth’s U23’s visit Huish Park.

After back-to-back wins against Dorchester and Bath City, Darren Sarll will hope he can end his season preparations with a victory.

The fixture will be played behind closed doors; however, you can still watch all the action with a free live stream on the club’s YouTube channel.

Team news

In his weekly press conference, Darren Sarll insisted that new signing Ryan Burke would be involved, describing the young full back as a “A brilliant addition and we’ll see a lot of him Saturday.”

Tuesday’s game also saw Rhys Murphy, Matt Worthington and Lee Collins sit out due to injury concerns.

Last time we met

The Glovers last met an AFC Bournemouth side was against the Cherries first team at Huish Park in 2017.

After Keston Davies’ thumping header gave Town the lead, the then Premier League side fought back through a Lys Mousset equaliser. Benik Afobe then struck twice to secure victory for the visitors.  

Yeovil Town U18s clashed with AFC Bournemouth earlier this year. After three quickfire goals from the Cherries, the young Glovers battled hard but ultimately fell to a 3-2 defeat at Alvington.

A foot in the opposition camp

Led by former Bournemouth player Shaun Cooper, the young Cherries have already faced a number of National League sides in pre-season action.

After losing 3-0 to Gary Johnson’s Torquay, Bournemouth bounced back with a convincing 4-0 victory over Aldershot Town.

Goals from Sam Sherring, Keelan O’Connell, Kyle Taylor and Luke Nippard were the difference that afternoon against an experienced Shots side.

Coverage

Darren Sarll’s pre-match thoughts can be viewed on the Yeovil Town YouTube channel. Glovers fans can also enjoy the match in full for free on the channel, for more information click HERE.

MATCH PREVIEW | Dorchester Town – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town take the short trip southbound to the Avenue Stadium to face Dorchester Town F.C. (7pm KO)

For the third consecutive pre-season, the Glovers will face the Magpies in friendly action.

With the remaining friendly fixtures taking place behind closed doors, tonight’s friendly will be the final opportunity for Yeovil fans to support the green and whites in person.

Last time we met

Last year’spre-season saw a 1-1 draw between the two sides in the early weeks of Sarll’s tenure as Yeovil manager.

Then trialist Myles Hippolyte won and took the penalty which secured a draw for the travelling Glovers.

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Injury news

After missing out last week against Taunton, Darren Sarll will be hopeful to see the return of a number of first team stars.

Lawson D’Ath, Lee Collins and Dan Leadbitter all sat out against the Peacocks with Luke Wilkinson making a return at the Cygnet Health Stadium after taking a small knock against Frome Town.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

After struggling for the majority of the 2019/20 season, Dorchester Town were one of the few non-league clubs relieved the season was abandoned.

Sitting bottom for large portions of the season, the Magpies will remain in the Southern League despite being bottom when the season was ended due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Manager Leigh Robinson will be hopeful he can turn things around with the league season a matter of days away, beginning against our previous friendly opponents Weston-super-Mare this Saturday.

 

Tickets

Tickets must be pre-purchased for this fixture. There will be no ticket sales made on the door. Tickets can be purchased from HERE.

PREVIEW | Taunton Town – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town will make the trip along the A303 to the Cygnet Health Care Stadium to face Taunton Town.

This will be the second consecutive year with a pre-season meeting between the two clubs. Last year’s clash saw Rhys Murphy score twice in a 2-0 win over The Peacocks.

After a 2-2 draw with Weston-super-Mare on Tuesday evening, Darren Sarll will be looking to build more match fitness in the Glovers second game in four days.

Kick-off time

The game will now kick-off at 7:30pm, 30 minutes later than originally reported.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Since the players returned for pre-season, two have really stood out to Sarll which he singled out in his weekly press conference.

Recent addition Jack Clarke, on loan from Aston Villa received significant praise from the gaffer: “I think Jack Clarke has been wonderful. I really enjoy watching him play, in the same way I used to enjoy watching (James) Tilley play.

“I think he’s been really stand out. For the last 30 minutes against Weston, I played him left side of a back three, when I told him he looked at me strangely but two minutes later he’s winning a header over a 6-foot 2 centre forward and heading it over the midfield.

“I thought it was really wonderful, it was a testament to him. All little things like that, they’re all little tests from the manager, you’ll always push and pull people to see how they react, and I think Jack has been first class.”

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That wasn’t all for the praise from the gaffer, with midfielder Matt Worthington also receiving positive comments; “Worthington looks like he’s going to be a very strong player for us this season.

“His body shape is changing; he’s becoming stronger and more mature. His aggression levels are higher than I’ve ever seen. From taking over a flicky midfield player who passed it backwards and sideways more than he did forwards, he’s now really driving into the box and winning the ball back high up the pitch.

“He’s becoming a really big part of our plans this season and I’m really pleased with that.”

Squad news

In his press conference, Sarll also confirmed some injury news within the Yeovil squad.

“Lawson (D’Ath) has a bit of tightness in his groin so we’ll be cautious with him, the same way we were with Lee Collins against Weston.

“The only other one is actually Collins who has some bruising on his ribs so we’re once again being careful with him.”

A foot in the opposition camp

Rob Dray’s Southern League Premier outfit were locked into a play-off race when their season was abandoned due to COVID-19.

This summer has seen the significant departure of star striker Rocky Neale to promotion rivals Truro City.

Incomings for the Peacocks include the experienced Jake Mawford and forward Owen Howe from Sailsbury City.

 

 

PREVIEW | Weston-super-Mare – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town’s pre-season preparations continue with a trip to the seaside to face Weston-super-Mare.

After a 1-2 victory over Frome on Friday night thanks to goals from Albi Skendi and Carl Dickinson, the green and white players will be looking for their second win of the pre-season campaign.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking after his side’s victory Frome, the gaffer was pleased with the progress made physically, something he will be looking for more of against Weston.

“I thought physically we looked a lot better. With the extra week of training, you can really see the difference in our performances physically.

“There were times in the first half where we played far too innocently and naïvely for a shape we know well, second half we were a lot better tactically.

“Physically both halves I was ultimately very pleased.”

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Squad news

Yeovil could be without Luke Wilkinson who took a knock during Friday’s pre-season encounter, speaking after the game Sarll said: “The unfortunate part of pre-season is injuries and I think Wilkinson picked up an injury.

“We won’t know much about it until Monday but any sort of injury to Luke is a worrying time when you’re the manager.”

A foot in the opposition camp

Southern League Premier outfit Weston-super-Mare have enjoyed a busy summer after their return to Step 3 of the National League pyramid was cut short due to COVID-19.

High-profile additions include the return of Dayle Grubb who signed a four-year contract after falling out of favour and leaving Forest Green Rovers earlier this year.

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The Seagulls also boast Scott Laird amongst their ranks, the player/assistant previously enjoyed spells with Stevenage and Preston North End before linking up with Weston-super-Mare manager Scott Bartlett to join his coaching staff.

Tickets

Tickets for the fixture are still available but must be purchased in advance.

To purchase tickets, click HERE.  

PREVIEW | Frome Town – Yeovil Town

Darren Sarll’s Yeovil Town side will travel to Frome for their second pre-season friendly of the 2020/21 season.

The evening kick-off is another chance for Glovers players to gain fitness as preparations continue for our second season in the National League.

It’s a short trip for the Green and Whites as Frome Town are the opponents, part of Sarll’s localised pre-season plans.

Darren Sarll’s pre-match thoughts

For Sarll, pre-season is not about results, rather building towards the first competitive fixture for the season.

Speaking in his weekly presser, the Gaffer said; “You can win loads, or you can win none, it never gives an insight in to what we’re going to do.

“I’ve had pre-season’s where I’ve won every game, I remember one year at Stevenage we beat Brighton, who had (Shane) Duffy, (Lewis) Dunk, (Glenn) Murray and (Anthony) Knockaert and then didn’t win a game until the end of August.

“The success of pre-season is not in the score, it’s in fitness and the capability to hit the first game.”

Squad news

There’s a chance we could see a return for both Charlie Lee and Albi Skendi after they missed out against Stratford Town last weekend due to injury.

Sarll will once again try to avoid any injuries which he describes as “the biggest success of pre-season.”

Last time we met

We last met Frome in a pre-season friendly in July 2017. Goals from defender Nathan Smith and a late Rhys Browne strike were enough as Yeovil were the 1-2 victors on the night.

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Tickets

Tickets for this fixture are now SOLD OUT. Please do not travel without a ticket.

PREVIEW | Stratford Town vs. Yeovil Town

After 174 days, we are able to see you again, as fans are welcomed back for our first pre-season friendly. Yeovil Town travel to Knights Lane to face Stratford, kicking off our pre-season campaign.

After a successful first week of pre-season training, alongside the additions of Jimmy Smith, Jack Clarke and Josh Staunton, the lads are back in action and raring to go.

Darren Sarll’s pre-match thoughts

The gaffer has made no secret of the hard miles his players have had to run this week as they return to training: “I’ve loved the first week back. I’ve got my measuring stick out and watched the players tremble as I mark out the distance they have to run.”

The rewards of a tough week of running are already shining through, with Sarll insisting: ‘Fitness isn’t a problem. A few of our players are more than ready to play a full 90 minutes.”

Darren Sarll’s full pre-match press conference can be viewed on the Yeovil Town F.C. YouTube channel.

Squad news

YTFC will be without versatile midfielders Charlie Lee & Albi Skendi, who both are suffering from slight muscle injuries.”

On the injuires, the gaffer said: “Albi is struggling with his calf, and Charlie has a slight problem with his hip. We’re not ready to risk it yet, so those two will be missing out this weekend.”

Skendi, a former Stratford Town player, will no doubt be disappointed that he is unable to make a comeback appearance at Knights Lane.

Yeovil Town fans will be pleased to see the potential return of Lawson D’Ath who just missed out on our play-off clash with Barnet.  

Last time we met

We last met Stratford Town last Summer when they visited Huish Park for Darren Sarll’s first friendly at the helm. Thanks to a double from Rhys Murphy, Town ran out the 2-0 victors.

Tickets

Tickets for the friendly fixture are available from HERE.  Tickets are priced at £10.00 and must be collected from the reception at Stratford Town until 12:30pm and then from the turnstiles. All contact details will be shared with Stratford Town in line with ‘Track & Trace’ protocols.

With thanks to Elliot Warner who helped put together this preview whilst on work experience with the club on Thursday afternoon.  

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town vs. Barnet: Play Off Eliminator

After 131 days of waiting, Yeovil Town are finally back in action, and the stakes couldn’t be any higher as the battle for a play-off place begins.

Barnet visit Huish Park over four months after they initially should have for the regular season match between the two clubs.

With four weeks of training under their belt, Darren Sarll’s men are ready and raring to go!

A trip to Meadow Lane awaits the victors with 3rd placed Notts County given a bye due to their PPG.

Head-to-head

Since 2003, the Glovers have only lost twice to the Bees across nine fixtures. The strong record boasts four wins and three draws, with our most recent win coming at Huish Park in February 2018 when Sam Surridge and Francois Zoko both found the net in a 2-0 win.

A trip to the Hive that will live long in the memory of Glovers fans came in 2016 when Town came from 3-1 down to mount a dramatic comeback claiming all three points thanks to Harry Cornick’s late winner!

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The most recent fixture between the two sides came on the opening game of the season almost a whole year ago. The hosts Barnet came out the 1-0 winners in a tight game, separated by Simeon Akinola’s penalty.

Officials 

Carl Brook will be the man in the middle on Saturday. He will be joined by Andy Bennett and Damith Bandara with Sam Allison taking up the role as fourth official.

This will be Brook’s third Yeovil match this season, previously taking charge of clashes with Ebbsfleet, Boreham Wood and Harrogate. 

Coverage

The pre-match thoughts from the Boss and Lee Collins can be found on the Yeovil Town YouTube channel.

An extended interview with the gaffer alongside a message from Scott Priestnall will be found in virtual match-day mini programme, to be released very soon!

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account.

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

Follow our official social media channels:

Twitter – @YTFC
Facebook – YTFCOfficial
Instagram – @ytfcofficial

Safety 

This game is a behind closed doors fixture, meaning no tickets will be sold. Please stay safe, support us from home. 

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Barnet

Yeovil Town will be looking to continue their winning form as Barnet visit Huish Park.

After two wins on the bounce, scoring four times and keeping two clean sheets, Darren Sarll’s side will be full of confidence going head-to-head with a fellow promotion candidate.

With a number of games in hand, Barnet could well sneak into a play-off place, despite sitting in midtable for the majority of this campaign, especially with the recent signing of proven goalscorer Paul McCallum.

Yeovil have what Sarll described as ‘like a new signing’ of their own though, with Myles Hippolyte retuning from his three-game suspension.

 

Head-to-head

When the two sides met on the opening day of the season it was a tight affair, Town were however on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline with Simeon Akinola scoring the only goal of the game from the penalty spot.

A memorable encounter came in 2016 where Town were 3-1 down Barnet, however returned home with all three points after a dramatic comeback 4-3 win thanks to Harry Cornick’s late goal.

 

Officials

Samuel Barrott will be the man in the middle on Saturday afternoon.

The linesmen will be Andrew Genders and Kenwyn Hughes with Richard Walker as the fourth official.

 

Coverage

The pre-match thoughts of Darren Sarll and Carl Dickinson can be found on YTTV.

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account.

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

 

Follow our official social media channels:

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Facebook – YTFCOfficial
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Tickets

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PREVIEW | Dover Athletic – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town travel to Dover this Saturday (3pm), looking for back-to-back league wins for the first time in 2020.

After a strong performance against Wrexham at Huish Park last time out, Darren Sarll’s men will be desperate to get a run of results going with the promotion race finely in the balance.

Dover, who currently sit in tenth, are just four points behind Yeovil, showcasing just how tight this chase for promotion is. Most recently, the Whites fell to a 3-0 defeat against Solihull Moors.

 

Head-to-head

We have previously met this weekend’s hosts on 37 occasions, earlier this season in November, the Glovers fell to a tight 1-0 defeat at Huish Park with now-Romford centre back Scott Doe netting the only goal of the game.

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Prior to November’s clash, the most recent meeting with Dover came in 2002 where Yeovil ran out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Adam Stansfield and Carl Alford.

A memorable Southern League clash between the two sides came in April 1976 where the Glovers convincingly dispatched of Dover with 5-1 victory.

Overall, Town hold a positive record over the Whites, with 14 victories, 13 draws and 10 losses, scoring 51 goals in the process.

 

Officials

Gareth Rhodes will be the man in the middle on Saturday afternoon, in what will be his first Yeovil match of the season. In the 11 National League matches Rhodes has refereed so far, he has shown 36 yellow cards and two red cards.

Michael Chard and Damith Bandara will be running the line and Simon Finnigan will be fourth official.

 

Coverage

The pre-match thoughts of Courtney Duffus and Darren Sarll can be found on YTTV and the Yeovil Town YouTube channel.

On match day, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account.

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

Follow our official social media channels:

Twitter – @YTFC
Facebook – YTFCOfficial
Instagram – @ytfcofficial

 

Tickets

There will be NO advanced sales for this fixture, instead all sales will be completed on the turnstiles.

Admission prices are as follows;

Adults – £18

Over 60 – £15

Under 18 – £9

Under 11 – free (with an accompanying adult)

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Wrexham AFC

Yeovil Town look to return to winning ways on Saturday (3pm) as Wrexham visit Huish Park. 

The Glovers will be determined to turn results around and continue their promotion chase, starting with a resurged Wrexham side.

When the two sides last met, Wrexham sat in 22nd place, but there has been a turnaround of sorts at the Racecourse Ground, with the Red Dragons climbing out of the drop zone and into 17th place. 

That last meeting saw an exciting encounter too, a Rhys Murphy hat trick saw Town draw 3-3 in North Wales. Murphy will not be involved on Saturday, after picking up an injury against Boreham Wood, Darren Sarll confirmed the striker could be set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines. 

 

Have we met before?

Prior to this season, Yeovil and Wrexham had only previously met in an FA Cup clash and a friendly.

The FA Cup clash was the most recent encounter, taking place in 2003 at Huish Park, Town comfortably advanced to the next round with a 4-1 victory.

Our friendly clash came 47 years earlier in October 1956 as the Glovers hosted the North Wales outfit. The green and whites were the 2-1 victors in the mid-season friendly thanks to goals from Harry Robshaw and Jimmy Elder.

 

Officials

Steven Copeland will be the man in the middle on Saturday afternoon. Copeland previously took charge of Yeovil once this season, in our 2-1 defeat to Hartlepool in October.

Copeland will be assisted by Colin Hubbard and Robin Cox, with Alan Berrow the fourth official. 

 

Coverage

The pre-match thoughts of Darren Sarll and Matt Worthington can be found on YTTV and the Yeovil Town YouTube channel.

On match day, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account and live matchday centre

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

Follow our official social media channels:

Twitter – @YTFC
Facebook – YTFCOfficial
Instagram – @ytfcofficial

 

Tickets

Tickets are on sale through until kick-off with advanced prices available until three hours before kick-off both online and via the ticket office. Advanced purchase is advised to avoid expected matchday queues.

There are several ways for tickets to be purchased:

  • Online (click here)
  • Calling the ticket office on 01935 847888
  • Visiting the ticket office in person

Prices are as follows:

    ONLINE PRE-MATCHDAY MATCHDAY
SEATING        
Adult   £16 £17 £19
Senior/Military   £14 £15 £17
Young Person   £10 £10 £12
Junior   £3 £3 £3
         
TERRACE        
Adult   £13 £14 £16
Senior/Military   £11 £12 £14
Young Person   £10 £10 £12
Junior   £3 £3

PREVIEW | Boreham Wood vs. Yeovil Town

Fourth visit Fifth on Saturday (3pm) as Yeovil Town face Boreham Wood. 

Without a win in five league games, Darren Sarll’s men face a stern test in Boreham Wood who are unbeaten in their last seven games in all competitions. 

Victory could see Town return to third place, but a win for the hosts would see the Wood leapfrog the green and whites for fourth spot. 

 

Head to head

Earlier this season, Boreham Wood held Town to a 1-1 draw, thanks to late heroics from former Glover Kabongo Tshimanga. 

Despite Jimmy Smith first half volley, the Wood’s top scorer fired a stoppage time leveller for a share of the points.  

Prior to this season, our last meeting with Boreham Wood was in 1997; this clash saw Town claim a 1-0 victory at home in front of 873 fans.

The Glovers have a strong defensive record against the Wood, having only ever conceded two goals against Saturday’s hosts.

Yeovil Town also hold a strong overall record against the Wood, in the six times we have met, the green and whites have won on three occasions, drew twice and lost once.

An emphatic victory for Yeovil came in November 1966 as Graham Kemp and a Jerry Gill double fired the then step-six side to a 3-0 victory.

 

Officials

Carl Brook will be the man in the middle on Saturday afternoon. This will be his fourth Yeovil Town match of the season, previously refereeing clashes with Hartlepool, Harrogate and Ebbsfleet. 

Scott Williams and Steve Parameter will be linesman with Jim Paterson the fourth official.

 

Coverage

The pre-match thoughts of Stuart Nelson and Darren Sarll can be viewed on YTTV or the Yeovil Town YouTube channel. 

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account and live matchday centre

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

Follow our official social media channels:

Twitter – @YTFC
Facebook – YTFCOfficial
Instagram – @ytfcofficial

 

Tickets

Tickets are available from HERE, tickets purchased online are e-tickets, which will need to be either printed out or presented on a mobile phone upon entering the ground.

Tickets will still be available to purchase on the day of the game, but at an increased rate of at least £4.00. We strongly advise fans that purchasing in advance would be the best plan of action if possible.

 

Ticket prices

 

Price

Notes

Adult

£15.00

Over 16 OTD: £20.00

OAP

£10.00

Over 65 only (photo ID may be required) OTD: £15.00

Under 16

£6.00

Under 16 only, any person aged 16 will be charged at an adult rate (photo ID may be required) OTD: £10.00

Under 12 FREE

Under 12 only, any person aged 12 will be charged at an adult rate (photo ID may be required)  OTD: £7.00

 

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Chesterfield

Yeovil Town host Chesterfield on Saturday evening as the Glovers look to turn around their form in front of the BT Sport cameras.

After defeat on Tuesday night against promotion rivals Harrogate, Darren Sarll’s men will be desperate to turn things around, starting with the visit of strugglers Chesterfield.

Despite being tipped by many as favourites for promotion, the Spireites have been battling out at the bottom of the table sitting in 21st place.

 

Head-to-head

This will be our first meeting at Huish Park outside the Football League.

Earlier this season, Town were the 2-1 victors thanks to goals from Myles Hippolyte and Rhys Murphy.

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.

 

Officials

Benjamin Speedie will be the man in the middle on Saturday evening.

He will be assisted by Adam Ricketts, Damith Bandara and Sunny Gill.

The match officials will be arriving at 9AM tomorrow, earlier than usual to track the weather situation at Huish Park.

There is no pitch inspection planned but with the predicted weather forecast this situation may change.

 

Coverage

The pre-match thoughts of Darren Sarll and Rhys Murphy can be viewed on YTTV.

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account and live matchday centre

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

Follow our official social media channels:

Twitter – @YTFC
Facebook – YTFCOfficial
Instagram – @ytfcofficial

 

Tickets

Tickets are on sale through until kick-off with advanced prices available until three hours before kick-off both online and via the ticket office (opening at 11AM). Advanced purchase is advised to avoid expected matchday queues. 

Tickets can be bought online from here!

This week, season ticket holders can bring a friend for just FIVE POUNDS!

Full prices are as follows:

 

 

ONLINE

PRE-MATCHDAY

MATCHDAY

SEATING

 

 

 

 

Adult

 

£16

£17

£19

Senior/Military

 

£14

£15

£17

Young Person

 

£10

£10

£12

Junior

 

£3

£3

£3

 

 

 

 

 

TERRACE

 

 

 

 

Adult

 

£13

£14

£16

Senior/Military

 

£11

£12

£14

Young Person

 

£10

£10

£12

Junior

 

£3

£3

 

 

PREVIEW | Harrogate Town – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town return to National League action on Tuesday night (7:45pm) with a trip to Yorkshire to face Harrogate Town.

After falling out of the FA Trophy last weekend, Darren Sarll will be desperate to return to winning ways, especially with Harrogate sitting in second.

Last time out, the Sulpherites were victorious in the FA Trophy, knocking out Eastleigh, however recent results in the league have not been up to that high standard, picking up just one point from their last two games.

With Harrogate sitting in second, Tuesday’s clash sets up to be a vitally important match for Town, as Sarll’s men continue the quest to return to the Football League. 

Head-to-head

Our meeting in October at Huish Park was the first ever meeting between the two sides.

Rhys Murphy’s late goal was not enough for Yeovil as the Glovers fell to a 1-2 defeat.

Tuesday offers the green and whites the opportuntiy to set the record straight, and climb back up that National League table!

Officials

Andrew Miller will be the man in the middle on Tuesday evening. Miller has not taken charge of any Yeovil games this season but will be his ninth National League game of the season.

Paul Tomes and Johnathon Bickerdike will be running the line and Samuel Packer will be the fourth official.

 

Coverage

The post-match thoughts from Saturday of Marc Richards and Darren Sarll can be found on YTTV.

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account and live matchday centre

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

Follow our official social media channels:

Twitter – @YTFC
Facebook – YTFCOfficial
Instagram – @ytfcofficial

 

Ticket news

Tickets are available from Harrogate Town’s online ticketing portal linked HERE!

Supporters are advised to purchase before the match-day, to avoid an increase in pricing.

 

Advance prices online until 23.59 on  10th February;

Adult standing                                                 £16

Adult seated                                                    £17

Concession standing                                      £12

Concession seated                                         £13

Under 18 standing                                          £5

Under 18 seated                                             £6

On the day prices (if tickets remain);

Adult standing                                                 £18

Adult seated                                                    £19

Concession standing                                      £14

Concession seated                                         £15

Under 18 standing                                          £5

Under 18 seated                                             £6

Concessions – Over 65, full time students and disabled supporters.

 

Carer’s and U5’s admitted free with a paying adult/concession. They do not require a separate ticket, so long as they bring proof of carer status to the turnstile with them.

 

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Notts County

Notts County visit Huish Park on Saturday (3pm) for the second time this season, but this time it’s in FA Trophy action!

Hosting our third home tie in as many rounds, the Glovers faithful will be vital in securing our spot in the next round.

After a draw last time out against Chorley, Darren Sarll’s side will be desperate to return to winning ways.

 

Head-to-head

Meeting 19 times in league action, the Magpies have won just one of their nine visits to Huish Park, coming in 2005. 

Most recently, Town won 3-1 over Notts County in August, thanks to goals in from Courtney Duffus, Luke Wilkinson and Myles Hippolyte.

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Officials 

Thomas Parsons will be our referee on Saturday afternoon. This will be his second Yeovil match of the season, taking charge of our away victory over Chesterfield. 

Parsons will be assisted by Ciaran Barlow and Michael D’Aguilar with Harry Scott acting as the fourth official. 

 

Coverage 

The pre-match thoughts of Darren Sarll and Luke Wilkinson can be found on YTTV and the YTFC YouTube channel. 

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account and live matchday centre

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

Follow our official social media channels:

Twitter – @YTFC
Facebook – YTFCOfficial
Instagram – @ytfcofficial

 

Ticket news:

Tickets are available to purchase online from HERE!

Tickets are also available from the club shop, or by calling 01935 847888.

Ticket prices

Adult: Seated £15.00 Standing £12.00

Conc: £13.00/£10.00

16-23: £9.00

Junior: £3.00

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Chorley

National League action returns to Huish Park with Chorley visiting Huish Park this Saturday (3pm).

After falling to a disappointing defeat against Woking last time out, Darren Sarll’s side will be looking to bounce back against the league’s bottom side.

Chorley, who reached the National League via the National League North play-offs last season, have not won a league game since November when they beat Dagenham and Redbridge at Victory Park.

It could be a special day for Glovers midfielder Charlie Lee, as he is in line for his 500th career appearance!

Head-to-head

Our last meeting with the Magpies saw late heroics from Rhys Murphy secure all three points for Town. After taking a first half lead through Matt Worthington, Chorley pulled one back through Ntumba Massanka. However, a brilliant James Tilley cross was met by Murphy to secure the points returned to Somerset.

Prior to this season’s meeting, we had not clashed with Chorley since 1990, when Mickey Spencer netted twice to secure a 2-1 victory.

In all our six previous meetings with the Magpies, the record books are overwhelmingly positive, with the green and whites boasting five victories and just one defeat.

The sole defeat came in our last trip to Victory Park with Chorley running out the 3-2 victors.

The most memorable encounter came in our first meeting with this weekend’s visitors as the Glovers were 5-2 victors in the second round of the FA Trophy.

 

Officials

Peter Gibbons will be the man in the middle at Huish Park on Saturday. This will be his first trip to Huish Park this season, having only taken charge of one Yeovil match, in the defeat away to Barrow.

He will be assisted by Marcus Carmichael and Craig Green. Martin Peters will be the fourth official.

 

Coverage

The pre-match thoughts of Charlie Lee and Darren Sarll can be found on YTTV and the YTFC YouTube channel.

On match day, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account and live matchday centre

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

Follow our official social media channels:

Twitter – @YTFC
Facebook – YTFCOfficial
Instagram – @ytfcofficial

 

Tickets

Tickets are on sale through until kick-off with advanced prices available until three hours before kick-off both online and via the ticket office. Advanced purchase is advised to avoid expected matchday queues.

There are several ways for tickets to be purchased:

  • Online (click here)
  • Calling the ticket office on 01935 847888
  • Visiting the ticket office in person

Prices are as follows:

    ONLINE PRE-MATCHDAY MATCHDAY
SEATING        
Adult   £16 £17 £19
Senior/Military   £14 £15 £17
Young Person   £10 £10 £12
Junior   £3 £3 £3
         
TERRACE        
Adult   £13 £14 £16
Senior/Military   £11 £12 £14
Young Person   £10 £10 £12
Junior   £3 £3 £3

 

PREVIEW | Woking vs. Yeovil Town

The Glovers travel to the Kingfield Stadium this Saturday (3pm), looking to return to winning ways.

After back-to-back league draws, Town have slipped to third, and will be looking for a victory to climb back up the table.

However, Darren Sarll will be able to call on the services of top scorer Rhys Murphy, who had his red card rescinded this week.  

Most recently the hosts, Woking were dismantled by Wrexham, losing 3-0 at the Racecourse Ground.

 

Head-to-head

Earlier this season, Town produced a stellar performance at Huish Park to defeat Woking 3-1. Three first half goals from Jimmy Smith and a Rhys Murphy double gave the green and whites an unassailable lead before Ibrahim Meite scored a consolation in spectacular fashion.

Prior to October’s clash at Huish Park, we had not clashed with Woking in competitive action since March 2003, when Town were held to a 1-1 draw away from home.

Beforehand, the most recent meeting was in-fact a pre-season friendly in 2005, where the Glovers ran out 2-0 victors thanks to goals from David Poole and Luciano Alvarez.

 

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Woking have lost four of their last five matches. They have let in 15 goals in that run, scoring only four times.

Two goals from top scorer Rhys Murphy saw the Glovers win 3-1 against Woking in their last meeting back in October.

Third place Yeovil have scored 56 goals this season, a stat only bettered by leaders Barrow.

 

Officials

The man in the middle on Saturday will be Gary Parsons, taking charge of his third Yeovil match of the season. Parsons recently gave Gold Omotayo his marching orders when the Glovers beat Halifax at Huish Park.

Michael Begley and Scott Williams will be the linesmen with Craig Green acting as fourth official.

 

Coverage

The pre-match thoughts of Darren Sarll and Marc Richards can be found on YTTV and the YTFC YouTube channel.

On match day, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account and live matchday centre

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

Follow our official social media channels:

Twitter – @YTFC
Facebook – YTFCOfficial
Instagram – @ytfcofficial

 

Tickets

Woking encourage supporters to purchase tickets via their online portal, linked HERE.

Fans can also enjoy a breakfast at Huish Park before travelling to Woking, more information is available HERE.

A limited amount of tickets will be available on match-day, so Woking encourage supporters to purchase online to avoid disappointment.

Full ticketing details are as follows:

Adults £18

Concession (over 65 and student with NUS) – £13

Under 16s – £5

Those who require wheelchair access should call 01483 772470

Seating and standing available but supporters just buy a ticket and then seating is first come first served once inside.

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Hartlepool

Yeovil Town face Hartlepool for the third time this season on Saturday (3pm), as the Glovers look to the first victory of the season over the Pools.

A fine run of form has seen the green and whites enter 2020 unbeaten, without conceding a goal, and scoring six themselves.

Most recently, Town overcame Hampton and Richmond Borough in the FA Trophy to secure a third-round tie with Notts County, and this week secured the signature of forward Marc Richards.

Hartlepool have endured an inconsistent spell of late, in their last six games, they have won twice, drawn twice and lost twice.

Head-to-head

Our last meeting with Hartlepool was a disappointing one, as Town were dumped out of the FA Cup.

Our first meeting this season also ended in defeat, despite travelling to Victoria Park in fine form, but the hosts would prove formidable opposition, taking the lead through Gime Toure. Yeovil looked to have secured a point at the death as Rhys Murphy flicked home James Tilley’s cross, but Jason Kennedy scored the latest of winners to claim three points for North-East side.

A memorable victory against Hartlepool came in March 2010. A Glovers side which included current player Craig Alcock smashed four goals past the Pools for a comfortable 4-0 victory.

 

Match-day

This week’s programme includes an interview with Jimmy Smith who recently signed on until the end of the season.

Fans also can stay in the Alec Stock lounge following tomorrow’s game to enjoy BT Sport’s coverage of the National League fixture; Barrow vs. Bromley.  

 

Coverage

The pre-match thoughts of Darren Sarll, Murphy and new signing Richards are available on YTTV and the Yeovil Town YouTube channel.

On match day, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account and live matchday centre

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

Follow our official social media channels:

Twitter – @YTFC
Facebook – YTFCOfficial
Instagram – @ytfcofficial

Tickets

Tickets are on sale through until kick-off with advanced prices available until three hours before kick-off both online and via the ticket office. Advanced purchase is advised to avoid expected matchday queues.

There are several ways for tickets to be purchased:

  • Online (click here)
  • Calling the ticket office on 01935 847888
  • Visiting the ticket office in person

Prices are as follows:

 

 

ONLINE

PRE-MATCHDAY

MATCHDAY

SEATING

 

 

 

 

Adult

 

£16

£17

£19

Senior/Military

 

£14

£15

£17

Young Person

 

£10

£10

£12

Junior

 

£3

£3

£3

 

 

 

 

 

TERRACE

 

 

 

 

Adult

 

£13

£14

£16

Senior/Military

 

£11

£12

£14

Young Person

 

£10

£10

£12

Junior

 

£3

£3

 

 

 

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Hampton & Richmond Borough

Yeovil Town’s FA Trophy campaign continues on Saturday (3pm), as Hampton and Richmond Borough visit Huish Park.

After a strong showing in the last round with a 3-1 victory over Welling United, National League South opposition visit Huish Park once again.

Most recently at Huish Park, Yeovil were held by Solihull Moors in a 0-0 stalemate.

The Beavers required a replay to beat fellow National League South side Tonbridge Angels to reach the second round. The visitors have this week announced the loan signing of former Glover, Jake Gray who will return to Huish Park when the sides meet.

Head-to-head

The Glovers have never met Hampton & Richmond under their current title, but did meet in 1988 when the club was refereed to as Hampton F.C.

In the sole meeting between the two sides, Yeovil ran out  2-0 victors with an away trip in September 1988.

Coverage

The pre-match thoughts of Darren Sarll and loan signing Jimmy Smith can be found on YTTV.

There is also footage available of the Gaffer leading an U10 training session.

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account and live matchday centre.

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time. This will then be followed by post-match interviews with the manager and a member of the playing staff.

Follow our official social media channels:    

Twitter – @YTFC

Facebook – YTFCOfficial

Instagram – @ytfcofficial

Tickets

There is a number of discounts available at Huish Park on Saturday, with Juniors able to attend for free!

Full pricing:

Adults – £12

Senior/Military/Young person – £6

Under 16s – Free of Charge (but will require the collection a ticket, available either online or from the ticket office.)

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Solihull Moors

Yeovil Town host Solihull Moors at Huish Park on Saturday (3pm), looking to extend that winning feeling.

Victory against Torquay United on New Year’s Day saw Town hold onto second spot, continuing to apply pressure onto league leaders Barrow.

After a difficult start to the season, well-funded Solihull have turned a corner and have begun climbing up the National League table sitting within the play-off spots.

 

Head-to-head

Luke Wilkinson was the star of the show in the previous meeting between the two sides. After netting the only goal of the game in the second half, the central defender was forced to play the closing stages in goal, making a stunning save in stoppage time to secure three points for Yeovil.

Prior to September’s meeting at Damson Park, the two sides had never met in league action.

However, the Glovers were on the end of a Cup upset in 2016/17, surrendering a 2-0 lead at Huish Park to force a replay at Damson Park.

Finishing 1-1 after extra-time under the lights, the National League outfit claimed an EFL scalp as they secured victory via penalties.

 

Officials

Simon Mather will be taking charge at Huish Park, refereeing his first Yeovil Town fixture of the season.

Mather will be assisted by Hugh Gilroy and Andy Bennett.

 

Coverage

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account and live matchday centre

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

Follow our official social media channels:

Twitter – @YTFC
Facebook – YTFCOfficial
Instagram – @ytfcofficial

 

Tickets

Tickets are on sale through until kick-off with advanced prices available until three hours before kick-off both online and via the ticket office. Advanced purchase is advised to avoid expected matchday queues.

There are several ways for tickets to be purchased:

  • Online (click here)
  • Calling the ticket office on 01935 847888
  • Visiting the ticket office in person

Prices are as follows:

    ONLINE PRE-MATCHDAY MATCHDAY
SEATING        
Adult   £16 £17 £19
Senior/Military   £14 £15 £17
Young Person   £10 £10 £12
Junior   £3 £3 £3
         
TERRACE        
Adult   £13 £14 £16
Senior/Military   £11 £12 £14
Young Person   £10 £10 £12
Junior   £3 £3 £3

 

PREVIEW | Torquay United – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town face Torquay for the second time within seven days with a National League clash on New Year’s Day (3pm).

After thumping the Gulls on Boxing Day, Yeovil and Torquay had contrasting weekends, with Town suffering defeat on the road to Sutton, and Torquay beating Woking 4-1 at Plainmoor.

Despite the defeat, Town continued their hot streak in-front of goal, with Rhys Murphy adding his 16th goal of the season and Albi Skendi adding his third, taking the sides total up to 52 goals.

Torquay had lost seven league fixtures in a row prior to their win against the Cards, Gary Johnson will be hoping to exact some revenge after an embarrassing return to Huish Park last week.

 

Head-to-head

I think we all remember fondly and clearly our last meeting with Torquay (because it was only last week!)

Courtney Duffus’ hattrick, alongside goals from Hippolyte, Skendi and Dagnall were the difference as Town showed some festive delight at Huish Park, emphatically winning 6-2.

Prior to Boxing Day, our last competitive meeting with Torquay United came in 2012, during the second round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.  After a frantic 2-2 draw which saw James Hayter net twice, the game would go to penalties which was won 5-4 by Yeovil.

However, our overall record against Torquay is a negative one, with the Devon side claiming 16 victories, Yeovil have 15, and the points have been shared on 12 occasions.

 

Officials

Savvas Yianni will be the referee on New Year’s Day. This will be his eleventh National League match of the season, and second one refereeing Yeovil, previously taking charge of the home victory against AFC Fylde in September.

Yianni will be assisted by Benjamin Williamson and Daniel Flynn, with Devon Campbell acting as the fourth official.

 

Coverage

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account and live matchday centre

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

Follow our official social media channels:

Twitter – @YTFC
Facebook – YTFCOfficial
Instagram – @ytfcofficial

 

Tickets

Full ticketing information can be found HERE! 

 

PREVIEW | Sutton United – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town return to league action with only one day’s rest, travelling to Sutton United on Saturday (12:30pm).

With the game being televised on BT Sport, Darren Sarll will be hoping it will be third time lucky, after losing twice in front of the cameras so far this season. 

The Glovers could not come into this game feeling any better, following a 6-2 dismantling of Torquay United on Boxing Day.

Yeovil striker Courtney Duffus will he hoping to continue his scintillating form, scoring nine goals in his last five games, including a hat-trick against Torquay, Duffus is the league’s form player, closing Town on Rhys Murphy’s top scorer tally of 15.

Sutton United have also found form of late, most recently winning on Boxing Day as the U’s put Woking to the sword at Kingfield, securing a 2-0 victory.

Head-to-head

When the sides met at Huish Park in September, it was the Glovers who came out on top. Tom Bradbury’s first competitive goal for the club was the difference, in a game that was the second victory of our seven game winning run.

Before September’s fixture, we hadn’t met the U’s since 1999 when a Ben Smith strike was enough for Town to head back to Somerset with all three points.

Overall, our record against Sutton is a positive one, winning on eight occasions, losing six, and drawing three times. 

Officials 

Adrian Quelch will be the man in the middle at Gander Green Lane.

Quelch will be assisted by Christopher Myatt and Shaun Farrer with Sunny gill acting as the fourth official.

Coverage

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account and live matchday centre

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

Follow our official social media channels:

Twitter – @YTFC
Facebook – YTFCOfficial
Instagram – @ytfcofficial

 

Tickets 

Full ticketing information can be found HERE! 

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Torquay United

Yeovil Town return to Huish Park on Boxing Day (3pm) as former manager Gary Johnson’s Torquay United are the visitors.

In front of a packed-out Huish Park, Darren Sarll’s side will be hoping to extend the unbeaten run to eight consecutive games, last losing to Dover in November.

Last time out for Yeovil, the Glovers drew with AFC Fylde, a quickfire Courtney Duffus double spared the green and whites blushes after going 2-0 down to the current FA Trophy holders.

Torquay have found themselves in indifferent form of late; after a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Aldershot in the FA Trophy, Johnson’s side were thrashed at Plainmoor by strugglers Chesterfield with Bristol City loanee Saikou Janneh sent off and suspended for our meeting.

Head-to-head

Our last competitive meeting with Torquay United came in 2012, during the second round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.  After a frantic 2-2 draw which saw James Hayter net twice, the game would go to penalties which was won 5-4 by Yeovil.

Most recently, the sides would meet in a friendly in 2015 which Town would come out the 2-1 victors in front of 800 fans at Plainmoor.

However, our overall record against Torquay is a negative one, with the Devon side claiming 16 victories, Yeovil have 14, and the points have been shared on 12 occasions.

Stats (supplied by the National League, in partnership with LV Bet)

Second-place Yeovil are undefeated in six league games, – scoring an average of two goals a game in that run.

Torquay have lost their last six games. It is their worst run for more than three years.

It’s not just Glovers top scorer Rhys Murphy in form – attacker Courtney Duffus has scored four goals in his last three National League matches.

Officials

Sam Allison will be the man in the middle on Boxing Day. This will be his third Yeovil match of the season, previously taking charge of the home draws with Stockport County and Aldershot Town.

He will be assisted by Marcus Carmichael and Richard Walker with Niall Clinton acting as the fourth official.

Coverage

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account and live matchday centre

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

Follow our official social media channels:

Twitter – @YTFC
Facebook – YTFCOfficial
Instagram – @ytfcofficial

Tickets  

Tickets can be purchased online until 12pm on match-day.

Following this they should be purchased from the ticket office on match-day.

 

PREVIEW | AFC Fylde – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town travel to Lancashire to face AFC Fylde on Saturday (3pm) for the start of the festive fixtures.

After an unbeaten run of six games, Yeovil will be looking to close the gap on league leaders Barrow with a win at the Mill Farm Sports Complex.

The hosts have surprised many by scrapping it out at the lower end of the table this season. The current FA Trophy holders were a promotion favourite for many, but have not seen last season’s form replicated, instead they are sitting in 18th place.

Forward Danny Rowe will be seen as a danger man for Fylde. Despite not hitting the heights of his red-hot form last year, Rowe has hit six league goals this season, and netted last weekend in the FA Trophy against Curzon Ashton.

Head-to-head

Earlier this season, Yeovil Town beat AFC Fylde 3-2 in Somerset, thanks to goals from Rhys Murphy, Myles Hippolyte and a Jimmy Smith debut goal.

Before the clash at Huish Park earlier this season, the two sides had never met due to AFC Fylde’s recent surge through the non-league pyramid to reach the National League.

Officials

Elliott Swallow will be the man in the middle on Saturday afternoon. Last time out, Swallow took charge of Wrexham vs. Solihull Moors where the official was forced to show 11 yellow cards! 

Swallow will be assisted by Alan Hull and Robert Wainwright with Oliver Nolan acting as the fourth official. 

Coverage

The pre-match thoughts of Tom Bradbury and Darren Sarll are available on YTTV now.

On match day, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC’s official Twitter account and live matchday centre.

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

Follow our official social media channels:

Twitter – @YTFC

Facebook – YTFCOfficial

Instagram – @ytfcofficial

 

Tickets

Tickets are available to purchase from AFC Fylde’s website available HERE or on the day.

It is advised that fans purchase in advance to avoid any potential delays.

There is free parking available at AFC Fylde’s Mill Farm stadium, but this usually fills up, following this there is an overflow car park available for £5 per car.

Ticket prices

SEATED: £18.00 – Adult

£10.00 – U16

STANDING: £14.00 – Adult

£5.00 – U16

 

Full away supporters information can be found HERE.