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PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V ACCRINGTON STANLEY

15 December 2014


Yeovil Town are back in action this coming Tuesday night as Accrington Town make the long trip to Somerset for the FA Cup Second Round Replay.

It’s not three league points on offer this time, but arguably one of the most valuable prizes in English football; a chance to host Manchester United in the third round and all the financial benefits that will bring.

The victorious club will not only secure the prize money for second round progression but also the money awarded to the clubs for the live screening of the third round tie.

Added to that, the draw of Louis Van Gaal’s men should ensure a sell out crowd for whichever team goes through and so totting up the total financial value of this match would be difficult to do, but will certainly run into the hundreds of thousands.

It has only been ten days since the first ever meetings between these two sides and both have only had the one league game in between.

Yeovil, as we know put together arguably one of their best performances of the season, putting four goals past high flying Oldham without reply.

Defender Stephen Arthurworrey and Simon Gillett both got early goals before Sam Hoskins notched his first goal in a Yeovil shirt and Kieffer Moore rounded off an emphatic display with a goal on return from injury.

As for Stanley, they very nearly threw away a two goal lead away at Portsmouth, having been two goals to the good, within 15 minutes.

Pompey then pegged them back before half time and only a late Piero Mingoia goal saved the Red’s blushes to claim their three points.

Accrington will be hoping that long journeys to first Portsmouth, then Yeovil won’t have a negative effect on the side with over 15 hours of travelling time to factor in over the course of just a few days.

Tuesday’s fixture will require at least one change to the Glovers’ line up as Sam Hoskins will have to sit out due to being cup tied following his involvement with Barnet earlier in the campaign.

Ryan Inniss will also be missing; he sits out the final game of his three match ban.

This week, Accrington have extended the loan agreement of goalkeeper Jack Rose from West Brom, but have lost their assistant manager, Paul Stephenson who left the club by mutual consent.

As with the first tie, Stanley will have to replace two of their loan stars as John O’Sullivan and Sean Maguire remain cup tied.

Anthony Barry, the only former Glover in the Accrington squad was recalled to starting line up on Saturday and will be hoping to keep his place for the trip to his former employers.

With all that is at stake, for everyone at the club, Manager Gary Johnson has made no secret of his desire to see Huish Park full to the rafters for this fixture.

So, if you want to be part of the Glovers’ support on Tuesday you can by getting your tickets right now.

All tickets are at a set price with the most expensive admission being just £15 for adults.

You can buy yours in person at the Huish Park ticket office, call now and speak to a member of staff on 01935 847888 or use the online ticket purchase system HERE.

Please note, ticket sales have been very strong all week and so the number of people picking up tickets on the night might mean some larger than normal queues, so please ensure you leave plenty of time on match day itself.

If you do use the online ticket facility you can also purchase tickets for all the home matches through to Port Vale at home in April as well as half season tickets.

If you can’t make it, but want to stay in touch with the action you can listen live on Glovers Player and catch post match reaction on YouTube.

But it is worth noting that the highlights will only be available via the BBC Website.

So, the countdown is on to arguably one of the most important games of Yeovil’s recent history, the reward is huge and you can help Gary Johnson and his squad get there by supporting the team this Tuesday.

Huish Park is the destination, 7:45pm is the time and the prize is Wayne Rooney, Angel Di Maria and Robin Van Persie.

Motivation is ever it was needed to get behind the lads.

Accrington Stanley

Famous Fans: David 'Bumble' Lloyd, Jim Bowen and Stoage Hunters' Jesse McClure.

A foot in both camps: Anthony Barry, Wes Fletcher, Rob Kiernan and Danny Schofield.

Did you know? Accrington Stanley were on the receiving end of the first penalty kick after the rule was introduced back in 1891. Wolverhampton scored the first ever spot kick.

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