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.