Category: Match Previews

PREVIEW | Weston-super-Mare – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town’s pre-season campaign comes to a close with a trip to the seaside to face Weston-super-Mare on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

After a draw with Dorchester Town on Tuesday, manager Chris Hargreaves will be hoping his side can sign off the friendly campaign with a victory on the road.

With two new signings entering the squad since Tuesday’s game, Saturday’s final friendly sets up an exciting end to our pre-season schedule.

Chris Hargreaves’ thoughts

Reflecting on Yeovil Town’s draw with Dorchester Town, Hargreaves said his sides biggest takeaway from the evening was building fitness. “It’s a fitness thing to me. We’re looking towards Saturday as them (fighting to) keeping their shirt for the first game game of the season.

“I did make a fair few changes (against Dorchester) and it doesn’t help the balance of the side. So it is still about fitness.”

Squad news

Sam Pearson and Ben Richards-Everton could both make their Yeovil Town debut against the Seagulls on Saturday afternoon.

Matt Worthington returns from his one match suspension for his red card against Plymouth Argyle.

Chiori Johnson and Tom Knowles were both rested for minor knocks, so could both be involved in North Somerset.

A foot in the opposition camp

Following last season’s play-off defeat, the Seagulls are hungry for success this season.

After relegation from the National League South in 2019, Weston have remained in the Southern Premier Division ever since.

Their recruitment this summer has turned a lot of heads, with former Glover, Reuben Reid now lining up in North Somerset.

Have we met before?

Trips to Weston have become a regular feature of Town’s pre-season campaign in recent seasons.

Last season, the Glovers were held to a 1-1 draw, with Tom Knowles scoring from distance in the second half.

Tickets

Gates will open on the day at 1:30pm. Tickets will be available to purchase on the turnstiles.

Ticket prices:

Adult – £9.00
Concession – £6.00
Under 16 – £2.50
Family (2x Adult & up to 2x U16) – £17.00
Under 8 – FREE

To purchase your tickets, click HERE.

PREVIEW | Dorchester Town – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town’s pre-season preparations continue with a trip to Dorset to face Dorchester Town on Tuesday evening.

After a combative performance against League One side Plymouth, the onus will be on Chris Hargreaves’ side to set the tempo.

Kick-off is at the earlier time of 7pm, so please ensure you leave with plenty of time to get to the Avenue Stadium.

Chris Hargreaves’ thoughts

Looking ahead to the fixture, Hargreaves said; “They‘ve used a lot of energy today (against Plymouth), but that’s what happens during the season. They’ll be coming back from a long journey in the main and then having to prepare again and do it right.

“It’s a different focus for us on a different surface. We have to make sure we recover properly because we put in an absolute shift, there’s no doubt about it.”

Team news

Lawson D’Ath was warming up with his teammates before Saturday’s game against Plymouth, but wasn’t quite fit enough to make a cameo appearance from the bench. In his post-match interview, Hargreaves noted the midfielder was around ‘one week’ away, so it’s unlikely he’ll be seen on the pitch at the Avenue Stadium.

After his red card, Matt Worthington will not be available, but rest assured, he’ll be able to play against Scunthorpe when the National League kicks off.

With Tuesday’s game being the first Saturday/Tuesday turnaround, we could see some rotation to manage the players’ minutes before the National League kick-off.

A foot in the opposition camp

It was a difficult start to pre-season for Dorchester, who fell to defeats in the first two pre-season games against AFC Portchester and Sholing.

Growing in confidence, Dorchester were the victors in their most recent game, beating Wessex League Premier side Hamworthy United, 3-1 at the Avenue.

The fixture against the Glovers is going to be a step up for Dorchester, with assistant manager James Wood commenting; “It’s going to be intense, they are a high quality outfit and we realise we are going to have long periods without the ball.

Have we met before?

A trip to Dorchester Town has been a regular fixture of our pre-season schedule for a number of years. Although, last season there Glovers did not travel to the Avenue.

Our most recent trip came in 2020, as goals from then Aston Villa loanee Jack Clarke and Carl Dickinson scored for Yeovil.

Some fans may remember the club spent a short period playing home games at the Avenue Stadium. This was due to work on the Huish Park pitch and it not being ready for the start of the league season.

Tickets

Tickets purchased in advance from the Dorchester website save £1 than those purchased at the turnstile on the night. To purchase yours click HERE.

Advance Prices

Adults: £6.00
Concessions: £4.00
16-18 years: £2.00
Under-16s: £1.00

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Plymouth Argyle

Yeovil Town’s pre-season preparations ramp up with a clash against Plymouth Argyle on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

After back-to-back draws but positive showings, Chris Hargreaves is on the hunt for his first win at the helm.

The Pilgrims, who narrowly missed out on the League One play-offs last season, will be the Glovers’ most stern test of the pre-season campaign so far.

Chris Hargreaves’ thoughts

Speaking ahead of the fixture, the boss said; “(They’re) a very good side. I watched them against Torquay on Tuesday evening, they managed to come out 5-0 winners. Both teams were good sides, but Plymouth were strong.

“They’re still bedding players in and wanting to recruit more, but they’re a good side and football club so it’s a good test for us.

“That’s where this Club wants to be, there’s no hiding away from it. The fans want to see us back in those leagues and so do we.”

Team news

Charlie Wakefield and Ollie Hulbert both made a welcome return against Exeter City, whilst Lawson D’Ath remained sidelined. He’s on the road to recovery and will be back in the match day squad soon.

A foot in the opposition camp

After the Pilgrims fell just short of their promotion aspirations last season, Steve Schumacher and his side will be gearing up for another push next season.

The star man for the Devon outfit is Mike Cooper. The youngster between the sticks has attracted a lot of attention from league’s above after making the no.1 shirt his own at just 22-years-old.

Also within the Plymouth camp is a man who needs no introduction to Yeovil fans, Joe Edwards. The Plymouth skipper was a member of Yeovil Town’s 12/13 promotion winning side and now stars in a versatile role at Home Park.

Have we met before?

Meetings with Plymouth date back to 1928, as the Glovers lost 4-1 in an FA Cup clash. The next meeting came in 1972 in FA Cup action once again, with Plymouth the victors that afternoon.

The two sides did not meet again in competitive action until 2004, and Yeovil faired much better, beating the Pilgrims 3-2 in the League Cup thanks to a hat trick from Lee Johnson.

Most recently, the two sides met in the EFL Trophy in 2017, goals from Sam Surridge and Tom James proved the difference with Yeovil winning 2-1 at Huish Park.

Shirt news

For this weekend’s game, our brand new away strip will be worn due to Plymouth only having green shirts available to use at this time.

Tickets

Tickets are available online until midday on match day and in person from the club ticket office until kick off.

PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Exeter City

Yeovil Town will return to Huish Park for the first time this pre-season on Saturday (3pm) as League One side Exeter City provide friendly opposition.

Chris Hargreaves will be looking to get some more vital minutes into his side as he manages his first game at Huish Park.

After a goalless draw on Tuesday evening against Taunton Town, Hargreaves has added extra firepower to his Town side with the signing of Alex Fisher.

Team news

Fisher could play for the first time since his return to Huish Park was confirmed on Thursday evening.

After missing out against Taunton through injury, we could get our first pre-season glimpse at Ollie Hulbert, Lawson D’Ath and Charlie Wakefield.

Speaking post-match, Hargreaves confirmed a number of trialists would be invited back after appearing against the Peacocks, so expect some unfamiliar faces!

A foot in the opposition camp

Like our opponents on Tuesday, Exeter are riding a promotion high. Last season, the Grecians secured a spot in League One with a second placed finish in League Two.

This has meant much of the squad has been retained, with star forward Matt Jay the man to look out for in the opposition camp.

Have we met before

During Town’s stay in the EFL, the two West Country sides locked horns on a number of occasions, most recently on Boxing Day in 2018 where Exeter were the 2-1 victors.

Town’s last win came in December 2017, with a 3-1 victory at Huish Park, where a certain Matt Worthington starting for Yeovil that day.

The first meeting between the two sides dates back to 1934, where Yeovil were the 4-1 victors in the FA Cup.

Tickets

Ticket prices

  • Adult – £12
  • Senior/ Military / U23 – £6
  • Disabled – £6  – for disabled tickets please call the on 01935 847 888
  • Under 16 – £1 ( please note Under 12s should be accompanied by an adult over 18 )

Tickets can be purchased online here, but are also available on the day.

Yeovil Town supporters will be able to purchase tickets in the main stand, with opposition fans in the Screwfix, subject to demand we will open the Thatchers Stand.

MATCH PREVIEW | Taunton Town – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town’s pre-season preparations kick-off in front of supporters with a trip to Southern League champions Taunton Town on Tuesday evening (7:45pm).

This will be a first opportunity for Glovers fans to watch Chris Hargreaves’ side after his appointment in May.

It will also be the first time the likes of Ollie Hulbert, Malachi Linton and Jamie Reckord will get to meet the travelling Town fans.

Team news

During Friday’s behind closed doors friendly against Sherborne, Hargreaves was not afraid to make a number of changes throughout to get a full glimpse of his squad.

With two trialists on the scoresheet last time out, we could see a few of them involved once again on Tuesday evening.

A foot in the opposition camp

There’s feel good factor around Taunton Town right now, and for good reason too! The Peacocks are coming off the back of a historic promotion from the Southern League to reach the National League South.

After retaining much of their promotion winning squad, the Peacocks will be hoping they can carry their strong form into this campaign.

Most recently, they fell to a narrow defeat against League One side Exeter City.

Have we met before?

Our most recent meeting came last pre-season, as Tom Knowles struck in the closing stages to secure a 1-0 win for the Glovers in the county town.

Tickets

Tickets for the fixture are available on the gate, via both cash or card. They are priced at £12 for Adults, £10 for Concessions and £5 for Juniors (14-17 years).

Children aged 13 and under are free on condition they are accompanied by an adult. Unaccompanied Under 14’s will not be admitted.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Bath City

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

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

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

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Tickets

For full ticket information, click HERE.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Boreham Wood

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

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

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

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

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

What’s on at Huish Park

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

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Wealdstone

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

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

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

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

What’s on at Huish Park?

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

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | FC Halifax Town – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

Tickets

Tickets are only available on the day from the turnstile. 

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

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Stockport County

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

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

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

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

What’s on at Huish Park?

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

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Weymouth – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

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

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

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

Tickets

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

Please do not travel to Weymouth without a ticket.

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Aldershot Town

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

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

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

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

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

What’s on at Huish Park?

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

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | King’s Lynn Town – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

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

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

Team news

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

Tickets

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MATCH PREVIEW | Barnet – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Charlie Lee’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

Tickets

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MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Southend United

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

What’s on at Huish Park?

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

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

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Bromley

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Dover Athletic – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Grimsby Town

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

What’s on at Huish Park

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

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

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

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Dagenham & Redbridge

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

Team news

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

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

Max Hunt remains a long-term absentee.

Have we met before?

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Notts County – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

Max Hunt remains sidelined after his training injury in January.

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

Tickets

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

Ticket prices:

Adults – £22

65+ – £16

U22 – £16

U18 – £9

U16 -£7

U12 – £1

U7 – FOC with accompanying over 18

MATCH PREVIEW | Chesterfield – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

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

Tickets

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

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

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Maidenhead United – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

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

Tickets

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

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

Ticket prices:
Adults – £18.00

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

U16 – £6.00

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Dagenham & Redbridge

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

What’s on at Huish Park

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

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Eastleigh – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

Tickets

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

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

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

Ticket prices:

Adult – £15.00

Concessions – £10.00

Student (17-21) – £7.00

Junior (12-16) – £2.00

U11 – free

MATCH PREVIEW | Wealdstone – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Tickets

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

To purchase your tickets, click HERE.

Prices:

Adult – £15.00

Concession – £10.00

18-23 – £8.00

U18 – £5.00

U14 – free

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Solihull Moors

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

Tickets

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Weymouth

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

Tickets

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

To purchase online, click HERE.

MATCH PREVIEW | Woking – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

Team news

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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


Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Wrexham

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Tickets

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Needham Market

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

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

Have we met before?

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


A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Tickets

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

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

To purchase tickets, click HERE.

PRICES

Adult – £10

Concessions – Senior/Military/Young Person – £5

Under 16 – free of charge

MATCH PREVIEW | Southend United – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

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

Have we met before

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – AFC Bournemouth

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Have we met before

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

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

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

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Torquay United

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Have we met before

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

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

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

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

Thatchers

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

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

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

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

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Torquay United – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Terry Skiverton’s thoughts

Team news

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Have we met before

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

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

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

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Woking

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

Team news

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

Have we met before?

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

Tickets

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

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

To purchase tickets, click HERE.

PRICES

Adult – £10

Concessions – Senior/Military/Young Person – £5

Under 16 – free of charge

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Barnet

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Have we met before

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

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

Tickets

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

To buy online, click HERE.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Stevenage

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

Mark Little, Joe Quigley and Jack Robinson remain unavailable.

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

Head to head

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

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

Tickets

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

Have we met before

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Tickets

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Dover Athletic

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

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

Have we met before

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

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

Tickets

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Bromley – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Darren Sarll thoughts

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Tickets

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

PREVIEW | Dagenham & Redbridge – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

Have we met before

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

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

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

Tickets

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

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.

(Photo by Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

Have we met before

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

Ticket details

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Chesterfield

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

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

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

Watch Darren Sarll’s full interview below:

Team news

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

Have we met before?

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

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

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

Ticket news

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

To purchase from the club website, click HERE.

MATCH PREVIEW | Stockport County – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts 

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

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

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

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Have we met before 

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

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

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

Ticket news

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – FC Halifax Town

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

Have we met before

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

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

Coverage

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

Ticket news

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Aldershot Town – Yeovil Town

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

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

Team News

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

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

Have we met before

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

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

Tickets

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

For more information, click HERE.

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – King’s Lynn Town

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

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

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

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

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

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

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

Team news

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

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

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

A foot in the opposition camp

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

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

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

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

Have we met before

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

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

Ticket news

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – 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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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. 

 

Foot in the opposition camp

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

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

 

Coverage

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

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

MATCH 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. 

 

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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. 

A foot in the opposition 

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. 

A foot in the opposition camp

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.”  

A foot in the opposition camp

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. 

A foot in the opposition camp

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. 

 

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 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. 

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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 

 

A foot in the opposition camp 

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.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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.  

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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.

 

A foot in the opposition camp

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.