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PREVIEW | FC Halifax Town v Yeovil Town

Glovers aim to take form on the road

6 September 2019

After a successful week at Huish Park, Darren Sarll's side will look to take their encouraging form on the road on Saturday at FC Halifax Town (3pm).

Both Notts County and Sutton United were dispatched in BA22 to see the Glovers rise to ninth in the Vanarama National League table. 

Back to winning ways, the green and whites will now look to carry on their run of form with a trip to top of the table Halifax. 

The Shaymen returned from Chesterfield with three points in midweek to sit top of the tree in the fifth tier, extending their unbeaten run to five with four straight wins.

Looking to knock the hosts off their perch, Yeovil's boss will have a healthy selection headache after bolstering his squad with the signings of goalkeeper Liam O'Brien and attacker James Tilley on Monday, whilst also welcoming back Craig Alcock from a one-match injury absence on Tuesday night. 

Head-to-head

Saturday's clash will be the first meeting between the two sides in 16 years. 

Not facing each other since the Glovers earned promotion to the Football League in 2003, the green and whites will look to carry on where they left off against the Shaymen. 

Winning 3-0 in the home match thanks to goals from Nick Crittenden x2 and Gavin Williams, a Kevin Gall hat-trick in the reverse fixture - including a stoppage time strike - earned a 3-2 win in March 2003 as promotion grew closer.

Officials

Overseeing proceedings at the Shay will be Joe Hull. 

It will be his fourth National League match of the campaign having so far only awarded eight yellow cards. 

He'll be assisted by Martin Chester and Christopher Reeson with Darren Brown acting as fourth official.

Coverage

The pre-match thoughts of Myles Hippolyte and manager Darren Sarll can be viewed now on YTTV: 

Pre-FC Halifax Town

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Ticket News

Town supporters can only purchase tickets on the day with CASH ONLY sales.

Prices are as follows:

Adult - £20
Concession - £17
17 years & under - £9
Under 12s - £5
Under 7s - £3

Disabled supporters pay as per their relevant category above. A carer, if required, is admitted free of charge.

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Match Reports

REPORT | FC Halifax Town 0-2 Yeovil Town

Glovers defeat top of the table Shaymen

7 September 2019

The Glovers stunned top of the table FC Halifax Town to pick up a third straight win in the National League.

Wasting no time in taking the lead, Gold Omotayo opened his account for the club with just five minutes on the clock before a barrage of attacks somehow didn't see the lead extended further. 

Courtney Duffus, Carl Dickinson and Matt Worthington all went close as the hosts were left unable to deal with the green and whites' tenacity across the pitch in the opening 45 minutes.

With the Shaymen lucky to still be in the game they came out reinvigorated and struck the woodwork twice after the restart. 

However, the green and whites showed all the attributes needed to pick up a win on the road as Omotayo grabbed a second of the afternoon on 69 minutes to end Halifax's 100% record at home.

Coming into the match, Darren Sarll opted to make one tactical change for a first trip on the road in the three. 

Adding bulk to his midfield diamond, Albanian Albi Skendi came in for Academy product Gabby Rogers to sit behind the front two of Duffus and Omotayo. 

Monday's signing Liam O'Brien started a second match in succession between the sticks whilst QPR loanee Marcin Brzozowski was unavailable due to injury to leave a substitutes bench with no recognised shot stopper. 

Although lacking options in goal, there was no doubting the Glovers' potency at the other end as Omotayo opened his account in the opening exchanges. 

After Myles Hippolyte's shot cannoned back off the inside of the post the Swiss was first to react and rifle an unstoppable strike into the roof of the net from the acutest of angles. 

Flooding forward in numbers the hosts continued to be forced back as Matt Worthington fired straight at Sam Johnson from 25 yards, before Omotayo's strike partner almost got in on the act. 

Receiving the ball wide on the left, Duffus ghosted past Josh Staunton to allow a curling shot from just inside the box that had to be tipped over the bar as the lively start continued.

Successfully subduing the atmosphere inside the Shay, the home crowd were almost brought to life midway through the half with their first meaningful attempt on goal.

Collecting a deflected clearance, Liam Nolan's effort looked destined for the top corner but for O'Brien to get a fingertip to it at full-stretch. 

Not deserving to be pegged back, the green and whites immediately set about extending their lead and were only denied by a string of fine Johnson saves. 

After Duffus headed over the bar, Omotayo was denied his second of the afternoon when his header was scooped away from under the woodwork before Dickinson had a 20-yard free-kick pushed around the post by the scrambling Halifax keeper. 

Not letting up, the Glovers squandered arguably their best chance to make it 2-0 when Worthington could only direct his header from Duffus' cross in the vicinity of Johnson, who made yet another reaction save with 31 minutes played.

With their goalkeeper to thank for keeping them in the game, the Shaymen continued to be frustrated in an attacking sense as Sarll's side caused frustration to be the overriding emotion for the league leaders. 

Unable to test O'Brien any further in the visiting goal it was to conclude as a first-half largely controlled by the Somerset outfit, with the only criticism able to be directed at the Glovers being that their lead was not more than a single goal.

Knowing their lead was only fragile it was almost wiped out within 60 seconds of the restart.

Latching onto a through ball, Tobi Sho-Silva held off the challenge of Luke Wilkinson to slam a low shot from 20 yards off the base of the post.

Not wanting to surrender their perfect start to the campaign at home the onslaught continued from Peter Wild's side as the woodwork was rattled again.

Michael Duckworth's cross flew all the way through to Jeff King whose effort back across goal clipped the top of the bar just before the hour-mark.

Surviving the initial wave of pressure from the Shaymen it became a fiery encounter as the home side continually felt aggrieved by the resolute Glovers.

Wasting their energy on bemoaning the officials the green and whites went about doubling their lead on 69 minutes. 

Worthington's ball into the box couldn't be gathered by Johnson to give Omotayo the chance to double his and the team's tally for the day which he did with aplomb from 10 yards. 

As boos rang around the Shay it was almost 3-0 when Hippolyte's shot from just inside the box didn't match the weaving run to get there as it flew two yards over.

Taking the sting out of Halifax's attempted comeback, some committed defending ensured O'Brien's goal wouldn't come under attack any further as the side who started the afternoon top of the table were seen off by Sarll's side who continued their run of good form.

FC Halifax Town: Johnson; Duckworth, Staunton, Clarke, Binnom-Williams; Nolan, Earing (McAlinden 46'); J. King (MacDonald 89'), C. King (Williams 74'), Allen; Sho-Silva.
Bookings: Earing 28'.
Subs not used: Appleyard, Hanson.

Yeovil Town: O'Brien; Hutton (Alcock 62'), Wilkinson, Bradbury, Dickinson; Lee (Tilley 48'), Worthington, Hippolyte, Skendi; Duffus (McCoy 82'), Omotayo. 
Bookings: Worthington 38', Hutton 44', Omotayo 77'.
Subs not used: Whelan, Rogers.

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Ticket News

TICKETS | Glovers head to Halifax

Green and whites back on the road

5 September 2019

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After back-to-back wins at Huish Park, the Glovers will look to take their encouraging form on the road to Halifax this weekend.

Darren Sarll's side saw off both Notts County and Sutton United at Huish Park to lift his side to ninth in the table, getting back to winning ways in good time to head to the league leaders. 

The Shaymen reached the top of the National League in midweek with a 3-2 win at Chesterfield, teeing up a testing fixture on Saturday at the Shay.

It will be the first time the green and whites have faced Halifax since the 2002/03 campaign where they picked up wins both home and away.

You can be part of Yeo on the Go with all of the relevant details found below: 

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Adult - £20
Concession - £17
17 years & under - £9
Under 12s - £5
Under 7s - £3

Disabled supporters pay as per their relevant category above. A carer, if required, is admitted free of charge.

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On the day –tickets are only available to purchase on the day with CASH ONLY.

Travelling supporters will be allocated in Block A of the East Stand.

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The Green and White Supporters Club will be running coach travel to Barrow leaving Huish Park at 7am.

Prices are as follows:

  MEMBER NON-MEMBER
ADULT £33 £35
CONCESSION £31 £33

To book your spot on the coach, contact Paul Hadlow after 6pm on 07736 044570. Alternatively, you can email Paul on paulhadlow@outlook.com 

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