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PREVIEW | Yeovil Town v Swindon Town

Glovers take on the team with the division's best away form

17 November 2017

Tom James passes the ball down the wing v Southend PPAUK

Town have the chance to extend their unbeaten home run to five matches in all competitions this weekend.

Darren Way’s side have won five at Huish Park this term - plus a penalty shootout victory against Chelsea Under-21s in the Checkatrade Trophy – losing just once and drawing three times.

In their last home outing, the Glovers overcame Sky Bet League One outfit Southend United in the Emirates FA Cup.

That was without the banned Olufela Olomola and Francois Zoko who will serve the last of their three-match suspension on Saturday.

Bevis Mugabi will also be missing after being sent off for violent conduct at Carlisle United, which may see Tom James shift to right-back.

Ryan Dickson may return from an illness which forced him out of the trip to Cumbria.

Yeovil’s fine home form will come up against the best away record in Swindon Town.

The Robins have secured 18 points out of a possible 24 away from the County Ground and sit in the play-off positions.

They will be without Donal McDermott (ankle) while Amine Linganzi and Harry Smith went off injured in their 2-2 draw with Chesterfield.

Top scorer Luke Norris did return for the Wiltshire outfit; he has nine goals in 16 appearances this campaign.

Head-to-head
This will be the first time the two sides haven’t met in Sky Bet League One since Yeovil reached the EFL.

The Glovers have won five out of 14 matches played since 2005 (D3 L6).

Last time out in 2015, Town defeated Swindon 1-0 at the County Ground thanks to a James Berrett strike. Artur Krysiak and Nathan Smith started the fixture.

Officials
Gavin Ward (Surrey) will be the man in the middle at Brunton Park. 

The official was in charge of Yeovil’s opening day loss at Luton Town and has refereed 18 games this season.

He has issued 50 yellow cards and one red.

Last term, Ward officiated the Glovers’ draw against Stevenage at the LAMEX Stadium.

He will be assisted by Steven Plane (Worcestershire) and Louis Marks (Hampshire) with Savvas Yianni (North Somerset) acting as fourth official.

Coverage
Darren Way and Rhys Browne’s pre-match thoughts can be watched in full for free on iFollow Glovers.

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC's official Twitter account and live matchday centre.

If you’re unable to attend the game, live audio commentary is available via the iFollow Glovers service, with the monthly and season subscriptions offering full-match replays from Sunday. 

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. 

Tickets
Tickets for the match can be purchased in advance from the Huish Park ticket office, online, or by phone on 01935 847888.

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Match Reports

REPORT | Yeovil Town 1-2 Swindon Town

Glovers suffer rare home defeat at the hands of the Robins

18 November 2017

Otis Khan takes on his man against Swindon PPAUK

Yeovil Town suffered just their second defeat at home all season going down 2-1 to Swindon Town at Huish Park in Sky Bet League Two.

Starting brightly, the hosts netted the opener with just four minutes on the clock courtesy of a superb solo effort from Rhys Browne.

The Glovers took the lead into the break before the visitors took charge of proceedings after the restart and drew level with a little over 20 minutes remaining through Kellan Gordon. 

With the wind in their sails, Keshi Anderson broke Town's resolve to earn the Robins all three points in Somerset with an 89th minute winner. 

Darren Way was forced into one change from the side that lost a week ago at Carlisle, with Jake Gray reclaiming a spot in the starting eleven for the suspended Bevis Mugabi. 

For the third occasion this season a member of the Under-18 squad enjoyed a promotion to the first team, with young Lithuanian Paulius Golubickas claiming the number 29 jersey on the bench.

Coming into the match with just one blemish against their name at Huish Park, the Glovers got off to a flying start against the division’s best outfit on the road.

With some still taking to their seats, Browne recycled possession wide on the right to ghost past Matty Taylor and drive a venomous strike in off visiting ‘keeper Reice Charles-Cook from the angle.

In the ascendency, Tom James saw a 30-yard dipping free-kick fly a few yards over the top, as Yeovil’s quest to go five games unbeaten at home got off to a near perfect start.

Stunned by the start to proceedings in Somerset, it took 25 minutes for Swindon to register their first meaningful shot on goal.

Anderson’s well-hit strike from the edge of the box flew just wide, before Artur Krysiak produced a stunning save just a minute later. 

Having ricocheted to Timi Elsnik six yards out, Town’s Polish stopper flung himself at the ball to divert the strike from close range over the bar.

The Robins continued to enjoy the majority of play up until half-time, but it was the Glovers who registered the game’s next chance.

After going close once before, James went even closer from another 30-yard free-kick as his swerving strike had to be parried away by Charles-Cook. 

As the opening 45 minutes came to an end Krysiak produced his best stop of the half to somehow acrobatically claw Elsnik’s looping header out for a corner, meaning Yeovil kept their one goal lead intact at the halfway point.

Dropping points away from home just twice all season, David Flitcroft's side came out after the restart in determined fashion. 

Both Jonny Goddard and Anderson had goalbound shots blocked inside the box before Norris blazed over the bar on the turn as the hour-mark approached. 

Standing strong at the back the Glovers kept hold off their slender lead, as the visitors rolled the dice with two attacking substitutions in a bid to end their frustrating afternoon in front of goal. 

The alterations had the desired effect as 15 minutes after coming on Gordon drew the Robins level from close range after Krysiak had kept out Goddard's long-range effort. 

With momentum in Swindon's favour the Wiltshire outfit remained on the front foot as the game ticked into the final 10 minutes. 

Goddard slammed a first-time strike into the side netting from the right-hand side of the box as Town's rearguard action stood firm. 

In a rare second half foray into the opposition box substitute Alefe Santos almost picked out Surridge in the middle with a drilled cross, before Swindon took the lead. 

With just 60 seconds of normal time remaining Anderson popped up six yards out to find the back of the net and condemn the Green and Whites to defeat at home for just the second time this season.  

Yeovil Town: Krysiak; James, Sowunmi, Nelson, N. Smith; Gray, Worthington (Santos 73'), Bailey; Browne, Surridge, Khan (Green 85').
Bookings: James 62', N. Smith 90'
Subs not used: Maddison, Davies, C. Smith, Golubickas.

Swindon Town: Charles-Cook; Purkiss, Lancashire, Preston, Taylor; Dunne, Elsnick (Gordon 52'), Goddard; Norris (Woolery 63'), H. Smith, Anderson. 
Bookings: Purkiss 64', Taylor 88'
Subs not used: Vigouroux, Robertson, Knoyle, Iandolo, Mullin. 

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TICKETS | Enjoy home comforts this weekend!

Buy your tickets as the Glovers host Swindon Town

14 November 2017

Jordan Green takes on his man at Carlisle PPAUK

Town take on Swindon Town at Huish Park in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday (3pm) with tickets remaining on sale.

The Glovers have suffered defeat at home just once this term and will be looking to make it five games unbeaten in Somerset. 

League victories over Stevenage and Crewe at Huish Park have aligned with cup successes against both Chelsea Under-21s and Southend United. 

Meanwhile, the Robins will be looking to keep their promotion push alive as they currently sit fifth in the table. 

The clash will be the first time the two sides have met since April 2015, when James Berrett's second-half strike secured all three points at the County Ground.

Supporters can get behind the Green and Whites this weekend by purchasing their tickets online or via the Huish Park ticket office by calling 01935 847888 or by visiting in person.

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