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PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V PLYMOUTH ARGYLE

22 February 2016


Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League Two action this coming Tuesday when high flying Plymouth Argyle visit Huish Park with a 7:45pm kick off.

This is a rearranged fixture from the late postponement from earlier this month – all tickets remain valid from the original game.

Darren Way’s side are on a decent run of form and with impressive stats and run of results behind them, confidence is high in the home dressing room.

Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Portsmouth was the latest in the turn of form since 2016 started with Darren Way’s reign at the helm.

Francois Zoko was on the scoresheet once more as the play-off chasers were required to score a last gasp equaliser and hold on for a point.

Jack Compton missed the draw on Saturday after being forced off in the game against Hartlepool but he could be given the chance to prove hit fitness heading into Tuesday’s game.

There was a Glovers debut for young Bournemouth striker Brandon Goodship who joined on loan at the weekend, he could be in line for his first Football League start after impressing off the bench.

The fixture on Tuesday is the second of the three that defender Nathan Smith misses through suspension but with the return of both Darren Ward and Alex Lacey from injury, there will be no problem filling his place in the side.

Opponents, Plymouth are currently second in the table having dropped off top spot relinquishing that to Northampton.

The Pilgrims now lie a full ten points below the top spot, but still have an eight point gap between them and the play-off spots suggesting that automatic promotion is looking increasingly likely.

Plymouth’s form has been slightly stuttering of late, they too could only manage a 1-1 draw at the weekend, a stalemate with Crawley did neither side any favours.

Prior to Saturday, they had clocked up an impressive 3-0 win over Mansfield and yet slipped up at Wycombe and could only manage a draw against Bristol Rovers.

Former Glovers striker Reuben Reid has found it tough of late to get a clean run of games in the team, with injury keeping him out and the form of Ryan Brunt proving hard to shift out of the side.

Reid came off the bench at the weekend and will be hoping for the chance to play against his old employees this Tuesday.

Plymouth’s promotion hopes can given the extra seal of approval with three more points but onn the other side, a Yeovil win could see them jump up another place and out of the relegation zone.

Whilst Yeovil can only control their own fate, it is worth noting that York – just above the relegation zone – host top of the table Northampton,

Plenty of incentive for both sides in this local clash then and you can be there to see Darren Way’s new, exciting side take on some of the best in the league.

Huish Park is the place to be this Tuesday.

Last time we met

The first game between the two teams this season came on Boxing Day when a single goal was enough to give The Pilgrims a home win.

Ryan Brunt scored the winner in the second half after pouncing on a spill by goalkeeper Chris Weale.

Despite the relative locality of the two sides and both team’s extended spells in the Football League, since the turn of the millennium, the two have only crossed paths in one other season, the 2010/11 campaign.

The two league games came within one month and one day of each other in early 2011 and in 180 minutes, just one goal was scored – an Andy Williams deflected effort an hour into the second fixture at Huish Park.

However, since then, the sides have played three times in pre-season friendlies with Yeovil coming out on top in each occasion.

In 2012, Reuben Reid – now of the Pilgrims scored a hat trick in a pre-season thrashing, a year later and it was the lethal combo of Hayter and Madden that did the trick before Liam Davis and Sam Hoskins scored late goals to secure a win in the summer of 2014.

Tickets

Firstly – Note, all tickets purchased for the original game are still valid for this game. Should you not be able to make it any more, please contact the ticket office on the number below.

Tickets for the game are, as always, available in all the usual ways.

Click HERE and purchase your tickets online, call the ticket office on 01935 874888 or pop down to Huish Park at any stage right up until kick off.

Commentary and Social Media

Commentary for all of Yeovil Town’s matches can be heard through the online club service Glovers Player, you can sign up for this by clicking HERE!

BBC Radio will also have full match commentary of the Green and White’s matches, stay tuned to your local station for all the details.

Soccer Sight (for the Blind & Visually impaired supporter at Huish Park) will also have a full match commentary of the Green & White's home matches.

Stay tuned to all things Yeovil Town through the club’s social media outlets.

YTFC can be found on TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM and even SNAPCHAT just search for @YTFC or click on the links provided. Use the Hashtag #YTFC across all platforms to make sure you connect with other Glovers fans the world over.

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