Yeovil Town enter the first round of the FA Cup with home advantage as Hartlepool United visit Huish Park.
After a last gasp defeat last month against The Pools, Saturday’s (3pm) fixture is a chance for the green and whites to exact some revenge.
Victory for Town will see Darren Sarll’s side progress to the second round of the FA Cup, just one game away from the Premier League sides.
Our last meeting with Hartlepool was a disappointing one. The Glovers travelled to Victoria Park in fine form, but the hosts would prove formidable opposition, taking the lead through Gime Toure. Yeovil looked to have secured a point at the death as Rhys Murphy flicked home James Tilley’s cross, but Jason Kennedy scored the latest of winners to claim three points for North-East side.
A memorable victory against Hartlepool came in March 2010. A Glovers side which included current player Craig Alcock smashed four goals past the Pools for a comfortable 4-0 victory.
Town also contested a topsy-turvy FA Cup tie with this weekend’s opponents in December 2010, after taking a 2-goal lead. Hartlepool sprung into life thanks to an Anthony Sweeney hat-trick, eventually running out the 4-2 victors.
Peter Gibbons will be the man in the middle on Saturday, this will be his second FA Cup game of the season. Gibbons will be assisted by Steve Durnall and Declan O’Shea with Alex Blake acting as the fourth official.
The pre-match thoughts of Terry Skiverton and Gold Omotayo can be found on YTTV.
A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.
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Tickets are on sale through until kick-off with advanced prices available until three hours before kick-off both online and via the ticket office. Advanced purchase is advised to avoid expected matchday queues.
There are several ways for tickets to be purchased:
- Online (click here)
- Calling the ticket office on 01935 847888
- Visiting the ticket office in person
Prices are as follows:
Adult – £10
Senior/Military/Young Person – £5
Junior – £1