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PREVIEW | Yeovil Town - Torquay United

Gary Johnson's Torquay United travel to Somerset

24 December 2019

Yeovil Town return to Huish Park on Boxing Day (3pm) as former manager Gary Johnson’s Torquay United are the visitors.

In front of a packed-out Huish Park, Darren Sarll’s side will be hoping to extend the unbeaten run to eight consecutive games, last losing to Dover in November.

Last time out for Yeovil, the Glovers drew with AFC Fylde, a quickfire Courtney Duffus double spared the green and whites blushes after going 2-0 down to the current FA Trophy holders.

Torquay have found themselves in indifferent form of late; after a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Aldershot in the FA Trophy, Johnson’s side were thrashed at Plainmoor by strugglers Chesterfield with Bristol City loanee Saikou Janneh sent off and suspended for our meeting.

Head-to-head

Our last competitive meeting with Torquay United came in 2012, during the second round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.  After a frantic 2-2 draw which saw James Hayter net twice, the game would go to penalties which was won 5-4 by Yeovil.

Most recently, the sides would meet in a friendly in 2015 which Town would come out the 2-1 victors in front of 800 fans at Plainmoor.

However, our overall record against Torquay is a negative one, with the Devon side claiming 16 victories, Yeovil have 14, and the points have been shared on 12 occasions.

Stats (supplied by the National League, in partnership with LV Bet)

Second-place Yeovil are undefeated in six league games, - scoring an average of two goals a game in that run.

Torquay have lost their last six games. It is their worst run for more than three years.

It’s not just Glovers top scorer Rhys Murphy in form - attacker Courtney Duffus has scored four goals in his last three National League matches.

Officials

Sam Allison will be the man in the middle on Boxing Day. This will be his third Yeovil match of the season, previously taking charge of the home draws with Stockport County and Aldershot Town.

He will be assisted by Marcus Carmichael and Richard Walker with Niall Clinton acting as the fourth official.

Coverage

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

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.

Kick off 17:30 (UK)

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Tickets  

Tickets can be purchased online until 12pm on match-day.

Following this they should be purchased from the ticket office on match-day.

 

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Match Reports

REPORT | Yeovil Town 6-2 Torquay United

Stunning Glovers win on Boxing Day

26 December 2019

Courtney Duffus’ superb hat-trick fired Yeovil Town to a six-goal victory over Torquay United.

Duffus struck once in the first half and twice in the second alongside Albi Skendi, Myles Hippolyte and Chris Dagnall.

Gary Johnson did not get the dream return he was looking for. Despite this, Asa Hall and Ben Whitfield both struck consolations to take a little shine from the free scoring Glovers performance.

Darren Sarll made one change to his side which drew against AFC Fylde last Saturday.

There was a return for club captain Lee Collins, who could only make the bench, then a twenty-minute cameo in Lancashire.

The meant that the Gaffer had decided to go with two out-and-out strikers in Rhys Murphy and Courtney Duffus with Skendi sitting just in behind.

It was a tactical switch which worked to perfection, as Yeovil would lead within three minutes. A brilliant Skendi run saw the Albanian with space to slide the ball across to Hippolyte to slam Yeovil ahead.

Skendi wasn’t done there, scoring himself just three minutes later, heading home Lawson D’Ath’s corner, causing an eruption in the Thatcher’s Gold Stand.

Yeovil’s dominance continued, with a third being added in the 15th minute. Goalscorer Hippolyte turned creator as his cross was met by Duffus at the back-post to continue his red-hot scoring form.

It was all one-way traffic, with Yeovil continually bombarding the Torquay defence, but it would be the visitors who scored next, with Asa Hall turning the ball in following a well-struck free kick.

Despite pulling one back, the chances continued to fall Yeovil’s way, with Charlie Lee having an effort cleared off the line and Wilkinson powering an effort wide of Shaun MacDonald’s goal.

It should have been four just before half time as Duffus spurned a sitter, after an excellent run by Murphy.

At the break, Yeovil held deserved dominant lead, and would continue to extend that in the second half.

Murphy could have had his name on the scoresheet in the 60th minute as he fired straight at MacDonald, once again after some brilliant work by Skendi.

Just seconds later, it would instead be Duffus who added his second of the afternoon. Another wonderful Skendi run meant all Duffus had to do was put his effort on target for Yeovil to have their fourth.

A fifth would be on the way in the 72nd minute as Dagnall netted his first league goal for the green and white. After being sent through by Duffus, the former-Bury man showed his class, calmly slotting past MacDonald.

Dagnall should have added his second ten minutes later as he selfishly drove through the Gulls defence, but his effort ballooned over the bar.

After a spectacular performance, Duffus got his duly deserved third, in similar fashion to his second, expertly poaching inside the six-yard box.

Torquay would add a consolation in stoppage time, as Ben Whitefield fired beyond Stuart Nelson, but ultimately, Boxing Day was Yeovil’s day, with a stunning victory.

 

Yeovil Town: Nelson, Dickinson, Collins (Hutton), Wilkinson, Osho; Lee, Hippolyte Tilley), D’Ath, Skendi; Murphy (Dagnall), Duffus.

Bookings: Hippolyte, Osho, D’Ath, Skendi.

Subs not used: Omotayo, Worthington.

 

Torquay United: Macdonald, Wynter, Cameron, Hall, Andrews, Buse, Evans, Cundy, James, Lewington, Whitfield.

 

Subs: Lewis, Keating, Kalala, Covolan, Nemane.

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TICKETS | Torquay United

Tickets for our Boxing Day clash

23 December 2019

Gary Johnson returns to Huish Park on Boxing Day (3pm) as his Torquay United side are the visitors.

Tickets can be purchased from the Yeovil Town online ticketing portal HERE.

They can also be purchased from the club shop/ticket office on Christmas Eve but fans are advised that due to reduced opening hours, fans should buy online. 

 

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£11

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£10

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