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MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town - Aldershot Town

The games come thick and fast

27 December 2020

Yeovil Town return to National League action in quick succession, hosting Aldershot Town at Huish Park tomorrow afternoon (3pm) 

After suffering a 6-1 defeat against Torquay United on Boxing DayDarren Sarll and his side will be eager to put right the wrongs following a difficult afternoon at Plainmoor. 

Last season, the Glovers fell to a home draw for a second successive game as Aldershot held the green & whites to a 2-2 score line back in November of 2019. After trailing twice, goals from Albi Skendi and Rhys Murphy clawed Yeovil back into the game for a share of the spoils. 

Darren Sarlls thoughts 

Speaking after the defeat against the National League leaders on Saturday, Sarll told BBC Somerset post-match that all attentions now turn quickly to tomorrows encounter at Huish Park. 

“We’ve now got to try and piece together the unit following today's result, he said.  

“We also need to try to take away the indecision, the caution, anxiety and all the other stuff that comes with a defeat and most importantly be ready for what is going to be another tough game on Monday.  

“We’ve just got to keep our heads down, work even harder and hopefully we can get those wins and results that we have been looking for all season."

Team News 

The Glovers are provided with a big boost ahead of Monday’s game as central defender Luke Wilkinson will return to the squad following his suspension, however Josh Staunton is still highly likely to be sidelined with his injury which he sustained against Eastleigh earlier on in the month. 

A foot in the opposition 

It was a belated Christmas present for the Shots on Boxing Day as a strike from Harrison Panayiotou and a brace from Jermaine Anderson gave Aldershot Town a superb win against fierce rivals Woking in the National League at the EBB Stadium. 

The win moved Danny Searle’s side up into 16th place and placed them into distant sight of the play-offs with only a four-point gap separating themselves and fifth placed Bromley.  

In a competitive 2020/21 season, a win for Aldershot tomorrow would see them leapfrog into the top half of the National League table in search of securing top half finish and beyond, whilst being in the center of a well-congested fixture schedule.  


Under the current government restrictions, no Yeovil fans are able to attend the fixture, however Glovers fans can watch the game live on YTFC Live for just £9.99.  

BBC Somerset will provide live audio commentary as usual along with social media updates available across the Yeovil Town channels. 


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MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town 3 - 0 Aldershot Town

Town cap off 2020 with a win

28 December 2020

Yeovil Town’s 2020 came to an end with a comfortable victory over Aldershot Town at Huish Park.

Eager to right the wrongs of Saturday’s defeat to Torquay, Yeovil began fast, scoring early through Courtney Duffus.

It was more of the same throughout the second half as Duffus doubled his tally and Albi Skendi added a late third to secure three points for Town.

After a humbling defeat on Boxing Day, Darren Sarll opted for four changes to his Yeovil Town side.

Adam Smith remained in goal for Town, but there was a return for Luke Wilkinson to the defence following his suspension. Carl Dickinson captained the side, with Max Hunt and Gabe Osho keeping their place to complete the back four.

It was a diamond in midfield for Yeovil, with Charlie Lee at the base, Matt Worthington and Lawson D’Ath in front of him and Skendi furthest forward. Duffus returned to the side to partner Joe Quigley up-front.

The change in the forward line led to a bright start for Town, with Duffus causing major problems for the Shots backline. On seven minutes, the Glovers number 14 forced a corner after a driving run.

Duffus was clearly in the mood for this one, and it didn’t take him long for him to find the back of the net. Following Quigley’s deft flick on, Duffus turned the ball home, on the volley to claim the lead on 14 minutes.

It was almost two in spectacular style on 22 minutes, following some pinball football, Duffus found the ball under his feet but a smart backheel caught Aldershot defence largely unaware, but a late heroic block saved their blushes.

In truth, Aldershot offered very little in terms of goal threat throughout the first half, only forcing one save from Smith as he turned Fowler’s effort wide of the post.

Yeovil ended the half the brighter of the two sides, with Wilkinson almost sending one of his trademark free-kick’s into the top corner but it flew just inches over.

At the break, Town held a deserved lead, largely holding the visitors at arm’s length and dictating the play.

The second half saw the Shots become more adventurous, forcing a goal line clearance from Max Hunt as Harrison Panayiotou struggled to turn the ball into the Yeovil net.

Largely though, Town’s defence stood firm, taking the pace out of the game and nullifying the visitors attacking threat. This allowed the Glovers full-backs opportunity to take the onus on the game, with Dickinson and Osho venturing forward and taking the onus of the game.

With games coming at such a fast pace, fresh legs were vital for both sides, but it was Yeovil’s substitutions who proved more effective as Josh Neufville became a continued thorn in the Aldershot side.

The tricky Luton loanee won the free-kick which ultimately led to Yeovil’s second goal of the afternoon on 78 minutes. A smart routine found Duffus free on the right-hand side of the box, with time to drill an effort beyond Brad James to put Yeovil's first three home points within touching distance.

The task became a lot easier with the visitors reduced to ten on 86 minutes as Jermaine Anderson was shown his second yellow card.

Sarll’s men capitalised quickly with another well-worked set-piece. Dickinson found Quigley at the back-post, the towering striker cushioned a header into the unmarked Skendi’s path for the Albanian to put the result beyond doubt.

The only blemish against Yeovil’s performance came in stoppage time as Quigley was given his marching orders for a second yellow card.

Ultimately, after a disappointing Boxing Day, Glovers fans got the response they wanted a hard-fought comfortable win to secure a first home league victory of the season.




Yeovil Town: A.Smith; Dickinson, Wilkinson, Hunt, Osho; Lee (Neufville), Worthington (Knowles), D’Ath, Skendi; Duffus (Sonupe), Quigley

Bookings: D’Ath, Quigley RED, Worthington

Subs: Warburton, Dagnall.

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