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PREVIEW | Chesterfield v Yeovil Town

Glovers looking to pick up first points on the road

26 September 2017

Jake Gray congratulates Otis Khan after scoring PPAUK

The Glovers head to Derbyshire looking to get off the mark away from home.

Having come away from their first four trips on the road empty handed, Town are looking to collect their first away league points of the campaign.

Darren Way's side comfortably beat Exeter City 3-1 at St James Park in the Checkatrade Trophy in August, so will be looking to correlate that performance into Sky Bet League Two on Tuesday night. 

Having faced lowly Port Vale on Saturday and shared the spoils, Yeovil will take on a Chesterfield side who currently sit 23rd in the table. 

A 2-1 defeat at home to Accrington Stanley two weekends ago saw manager Gary Caldwell sacked, seeing Guy Branston take caretaker charge at the Proact Stadium.

The switch didn't see an immediate response, as the Spireties lost 1-0 to promotion chasing Luton Town on Saturday.

Striker Kristian Dennis, plucked from non-league last summer, is the club's top scorer with four goals, while experienced strike partner Chris O'Grady has netted just once so far.

Chesterfield boast just one former Glover in striker Gozie Ugwu, who has spent time at Huish Park across two spells.

Head-to-head
The Glovers are undefeated in their last four trips to the Proact Stadium. 

Playing out a 0-0 draw in the last meeting between the two sides in 2014, Town's one victory in Derbyshire came in 2006, with an Arron Davies hat-trick confirming a 3-0 win.

Yeovil's last defeat at Chesterfield came 67 years ago, in a 3-1 FA Cup Third Round loss.

Tuesday's meeting will be the first match between the two sides since April 2015.

Officials
David Coote will be the man in the middle at Chesterfield.

It will the first time Mr. Coote has officiated a match involving the Glovers since October 2012, when he oversaw a 3-1 Town win at Shrewsbury. 

Taking charge of 39 matches in the 2016/17 season, Mr. Coote awarded 127 yellow and seven red cards.

On Tuesday, Mr. Coote will be assisted by Nick Hopton and Adam Matthews, with Karl Evans acting as fourth official.

Coverage
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
Fans can still buy tickets in advance in person at the ticket office or by phone on 01935 847888. Tickets are also available on the day of the game. Prices can be found here.

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REPORT | Yeovil Town 1-1 Port Vale

Glovers remain unbeaten at home after point gained

23 September 2017

Connor Smith crosses the ball v Port Vale PPAUK

Otis Khan scored his fourth goal of the campaign to earn Yeovil a point against lowly Port Vale at Huish Park.

The Valiants went ahead just shy of the half-hour mark through experienced striker Tom Pope as the Glovers struggled to turn possession into chances.

They eventually restored parity midway through the second half when Khan poked in from inside the six-yard box after a mistake from Kelle Roos.

James Gibbons was sent off with nine minutes to play for a second bookable offence but Town couldn’t capitalise on their one-man advantage.

After declaring everyone fit in his pre-match press conference, manager Darren Way was dealt with two injury blows with defenders Tom James and Bevis Mugabi missing out due to knocks picked up in training on Friday.

There was good news for Olufela Olomola, however. The Southampton loanee recovered from a leg problem to partner Francois Zoko in attack.

Elsewhere, Khan and Connor Smith returned to the fold, while Daniel Alfei featured for the first time since August.

Unfortunately for the latter, he was forced off with an injury after 10 minutes and replaced by AFC Bournemouth loanee Matt Worthington – his second outing for Town. 

Other than a tame Pope shot which trickled into Artur Krysiak’s hands, little of note occurred in the first 18 minutes until David Worrall squandered a gilt-edged chance from close range.

Full debutant Gibbons’ whipped cross from the right was met by the onrushing Worrall but the ex-Millwall man’s eight-yard volley flashed past the post.

Worrall turned provider in Vale’s next attempt, clipping a ball into the box for Pope to nod over.

It wasn’t long before the big frontman had another headed chance and this time, he made no mistake.

Tyler Denton’s looping delivery beat Krysiak’s outstretched arm and Pope climbed above Ryan Dickson at the back post to net his first of the season.

The Glovers rallied from the restart with Jake Gray sending a left-footed warning just wide and Khan drifting off his wing and producing a similar outcome.

Zoko then went into the book for dissent as the hosts’ frustrations started to tell.

Yeovil saw a lot of the ball in the early stages of the second half and Khan went close with a shot just over the bar.

Gray had a go from a comparable distance, which in turn found the away terrace, as the home side stepped up their intensity. 

Shortly after, Zoko created space and found Olomola who sent a low left-footed strike on the turn towards the bottom corner but Roos got down to thwart the youngster.

The Port Vale stopper, on an emergency loan from Derby County, then dropped a clanger to gift Town an equaliser.

Worthington released Gray down the right and his teasing cross was fumbled by Roos and bundled home by Khan.

The tricky wide man was later involved in a bizarre incident which saw Gibbons sent off.

Khan was pulled back by the young right-back in an earlier passage of play and when he was booked for complaining, Gibbons received his second yellow.

It didn’t change the outcome in Somerset as Yeovil had to settle for a point against the Staffordshire outfit.

Yeovil Town: Krysiak, Alfei (Worthington 10), Nelson, N.Smith, Dickson, Gray (Green 85), Bailey, C.Smith, Khan, Olomola (Surridge 73), Zoko.
Bookings: C.Smith 27, Zoko 43, Bailey 71, Khan 81, Dickson 90.
Subs not used: Maddison, Davies, Santos, Browne.

Port Vale: Roos, Gibbons, Kay, Anderson, N.Smith, Denton (Wilson 60), Tonge, Worrall, de Freitas, Pope (Middleton 88), Turner (Pyke 65).
Bookings: Gibbons 74, 81, Kay 90.
Sending off: Gibbons 81.
Subs not used: Hornby, Gunning, Whitfield, Barnett.

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TICKETS | Buy in advance for Port Vale clash

Valiants head to Huish Park with tickets on sale

18 September 2017

Connor Smith and Francois Zoko celebrate with Olufela Olomola after scoring PPAUK

Advance tickets are on sale as Town bid to continue their unbeaten run at Huish Park when Port Vale visit on Saturday (3pm).

The Glovers have avoided defeat in their opening four matches, claiming victory in two of them, in an impressive start to the campaign at home. 

Managerless Port Vale make the trip to Somerset after parting company with Michael Brown following the 1-1 draw with Forest Green Rovers on Saturday. 

The Valiants have won once on their travels this season whilst Town are looking to bounce back after defeat to Grimsby. 

Tickets for the Sky Bet League Two encounter remain on sale with advanced purchase advised in order to avoid matchday queues. 

A breakdown of prices and ticket information can be found on our home ticket page

Supporters can buy in advance online or via the Huish Park ticket office either in person or by calling 01935 847888.

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