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MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town - Chesterfield

Look ahead to Saturday's National League action

30 October 2020

Yeovil Town host Chesterfield FC on Saturday afternoon (3pm) in the National League.  

Darren Sarll will be hoping his side can bounce back following a disappointing home defeat to Sutton United on Tuesday evening.  

The games keep coming thick and fast in this division, with the clash against Chesterfield the fourth fixture in a sequence of six games in just 21 days.   

 

Team News 

The Glovers are still without attacking forward Courtney Duffus, who is expected to be sidelined for some time while Josh Staunton is the latest to receive treatment from the medical room after he sustained an injury in Tuesday night's clash at Huish Park.  

 

A foot in the opposition camp

Chesterfield haven’t made the greatest of starts to the new league season only winning one of their five opening league games with their only win coming against Woking back in early October.  

John Pemberton’s side currently sit in 22nd place within the relegation zone losing all of their other four games against Hartlepool United, Torquay United, Stockport County, and Wealdstone.  

Despite their poor form, they did reach the First Round of the Emirates FA Cup last weekend after 7-6 penalty shoot-out win over fellow National League side Stockport County at Proact Stadium.  

 

Previous Encounters  

Last time out against the SpireitesYeovil secured a fine 2-1 away victory at the Technique Stadium thanks to first half goals from Myles Hippolyte and Rhys Murphy which gave the Glovers a comfortable lead at the break. 

The second half offered the hosts hope as Curtis Weston smashed in a volley from distance to give Chesterfield a way back into the game, however their much improved second-half performance couldn't break down an in form Yeovil Town side who moved up to second in the league table following that victory.  

 

Pre-Match Views 

Carl Dickinson“Looking ahead to the weekend we’ve got to put Tuesday’s result and performance behind us. We’ve got to have the right mindset going into the game and make sure that we do the simple things much better.  

“Saturday is going to be an even bigger game for us as we want to put right the wrongs and show everyone what we are capable of and why we reached the positions we did last season. We owe a massive performance to the gaffer but most importantly the fans." 

 

Coverage 

The National League clash will be shown on YTFC Live for £9.99. 

For radio listeners, BBC Somerset and Three Valleys radio will be covering the game alongside social media updates across the YTFC channels. 

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MATCH REPORT | Yeovil Town 0-1 Chesterfield

Back-to-back home defeats for Yeovil Town

31 October 2020

Yeovil Town’s search for a win continued as Chesterfield ran out the 1-0 victors at Huish Park.

In a game of few chances, Tom Denton’s second half strike following an Albi Skendi mistake separated the two sides as frustrations continue for Yeovil.

Darren Sarll opted for a change of system for the Glovers, returning to a back four as injuries limited his options.

Morgan Williams made his second Yeovil Town debut as he lined up in centre back alongside Luke Wilkinson. There was experience on the defensive flanks as Carl Dickinson and Daniel Leadbitter began in the full back roles.

It was an unexpected start in midfield for Ryan Burke, who lined up alongside Charlie Lee, Matt Worthington.

The change of system saw a three-pronged attack for Town, with Albi Skendi, Matt Warburton and Joe Quigley leading the line.

The first half was characterised by its distinct lack of any action for either side.

A sight of goal was a rare sight, with Yeovil’s single chance falling to Warburton, who saw his flicked header fly wide of the mark.

Despite enjoying a lot of the ball, the visitors did very little in terms of chance creation, with the Glovers backline holding firm.

The second half saw both sides roll the dice, with chances beginning to fall.

The post was struck on 50 minutes as Laurence Maguire rose highest from a set-piece, however the defender was adjudged to have run offside.

Straight up the other end, Yeovil tested Kyle Letheren. After a driving run, Warburton found himself with room to shoot on the edge of the box but the Chesterfield shotstopper held the Northampton loanee’s effort.

With the game on a knifedge, it was either going to be individual brilliance or a mistake what separated the two sides, and in this game’s case it was the latter. As Skendi failed to clear his lines, the in-form Denton pounced, hammering an effort beyond A.Smith, claiming the lead on 70 minutes.

The goal sparked Yeovil pressure, and the broken record of a potential penalty continued for Town as substitute Rhys Murphy was seemingly clipped in the box.

Huffing and puffing, the green and whites could not blow down the Chesterfield defensive wall, as the visitors held on for an away victory.  

 

Yeovil Town: A.Smith; Dickinson, Williams, Wilkinson, Leadbitter; Lee, Burke (Rogers), Worthington (J.Smith); Skendi, Warburton (Murphy), Quigley

Subs not used: Palmer, D’Ath

Bookings: Quigley

 

Chesterfield: Letheren, Smith Sharman, Evans, Maguire, Buchanan, Weston, Butterfield, Kiwomya, Denton, Tyson.

Subs: Wharton, Denton, Rawson, Mandeville, Hollis

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