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MATCH PREVIEW | Bromley F.C. - Yeovil Town

The Glovers hunt for victory continues

7 December 2020

Yeovil Town return to National League action on Tuesday to face Bromley FC.

After sitting out on Saturday, Yeovil will be feeling fresh and ready when they travel to South London. 

The hosts will be out for revenge as the Glovers dumped Bromley out the FA Cup in early November thanks to Gabby Rogers last gasp strike. 

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking to the media ahead of Tuesday's clash, Darren Sarll reflected on Yeovil's challenging start to the season; "We keep feeling like we're getting to a point where we're going forward, then the injuries just absolutely kill us. 

"What we originally thought was the right shape for the players we had available, is not the right shape for another group of players. 

"It's always trying to fit the right players into the right shape and mould that we have available." 


Team news

In his press conference, Sarll confirmed that Josh Staunton will once again be set for a spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury against Eastleigh. 

Long-term absentee Lee Collins remains a doubt and loanee Alex Bradley is also unavailable for Tuesday evening's match. 

A foot in the opposition camp

Currently this campaign is the Ravens sixth season within the fifth tier of English football after achieving promotion from the Conference South in 2015. 

Neil Smith began his managerial career with Woking back in March 2007 taking the role of joint caretaker manager alongside Graham Baker, following the departure of Glenn Cockerill, helping the club to stay in the Conference National. 

He joined Bromley in February 2016, where Smith originally took over the role on an interim basis. On 4th April, after a successful run of games, Smith signed a two-year contract to become the club's new first-team manager.

Michael Cheek is the star man for Bromley. The 27-year-old striker is a seasoned performer at National League level, having made his name at Heybridge Swifts, before moving on to Chelmsford City. After a successful one and a half season spell with the Clarets, which saw him score 35 goals in 66 appearances, he made the move to Braintree Town. Cheek remained with the Iron for two seasons, scoring 42 goals in 98 games. 


Bromley will be streaming the game from their website, linked HERE. 

Radio coverage for the fixture is also available 

Yeovil fans are reminded away fans are NOT allowed for this fixture. Please do not travel to Hayes Lane on Tuesday evening. 

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MATCH REPORT | Bromley 1 - 2 Yeovil Town

Yeovil secure a first National League victory

8 December 2020

Yeovil Town secured their first National League victory of the season, beating Bromley 2-1 at Hayes Lane. 

First half goals from Rhys Murphy and Joe Quigley separated the two sides at the break, with Yeovil holding a deserved advantage.

The hosts came out the traps with real intent in the second half, and did find a goal through the threatening Michael Cheek. However, this was just a consolation as Yeovil secured three points. 

With a weeks break, Darren Sarll will have enjoyed getting some extra drills in with his players in the build up to the match. 

Adam Smith, an ever present for Town this season, began in goal, with Carl Dickinson, Gabriel Osho, Luke Wilkinson and the returning Daniel Leadbitter lining up as a back four. 

In the middle of the park, Charlie Lee began at the base of the midfield with Albi Skendi, Matt Warburton and Emmanuel Sonupe ahead of him.

The partnership which began our FA Cup victory against Bromley started once more as Rhys Murphy and Joe Quigley led the line. 

With fresh legs, Yeovil began brightly with Leadbitter and Sonupe enjoying success on the flanks, eventually leading to a succession of corners for Town.

Such a positive start has been a rarity of late for the Glovers this season, and Sarll's side made sure it counted on 8 minutes. Warburton's corner caused havoc in the Bromley box, eventually the ball fell to Murphy at the back-post who turned home the opener in front of The Glyn Beverly Stand.

As Yeovil looked strong from deadballs, the hosts tried their arm from set pieces too. Going close on 18 minutes, a deep free-kick from Reeco Hackett-Fairchild found Jack Holland but he couldn't direct his effort on target. 

Set-piece routines were clearly on the agenda during the week of training as a smart free-kick from Warburton almost added a second for Town. The Northampton loanee quickly fired an effort to Mark Cousins' near post, forcing the Bromley man to produce an excellent stop. 

After an eventful afternoon last time the sides met, Cheek thought he had levelled the scoring on 35 minutes but his back-post header hit the side-netting.

On the stroke of half-time Yeovil added a second through Quigley. Once again from a set-piece, Dickinson's cross was met emphatically by the towering striker to double the Glovers advantage against his former club.  

Bromley had to come out fighting in the second half to find a way back into the game, which they almost found on 54 minutes as Hackett-Fairchild's effort was kindly deflected into the six-yard box with Cheek lurking, eventually the ball was ushered wide by Osho much to A.Smith's relief.

The hosts positive mindset eventually paid dividends on 70 minutes as Cheek cut the deficit. A deep cross found the forward at the back-post who flicked the ball beyond A.Smith.

Despite conceading, Yeovil's forward play wasn't discouraged as substitute Tom Knowles burst forward but had his goal-bound effort from the edge of the box deflected wide. 

In the dying moments, the best chance actually fell to Yeovil who found Courtney Duffus baring down on goal however his effort was well saved by Cousins. 

In the end, Yeovil Town held onto well deserved victory, claiming three points for the first time this season.

Next up for Yeovil, fans return to Huish Park as Notts County are the visitors on Saturday afternoon.



Yeovil Town: A.Smith; Dickinson, Wilkinson, Osho, Leadbitter; Lee, Skendi, Warburton (Neufville), Sonupe (Knowles); Murphy (Duffus), Quigley

Bookings: Wilkinson

Subs not used: Worthington,Dagnall

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