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PREVIEW: AFC WIMBLEDON V YEOVIL TOWN

29 January 2016


Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League Two action this coming Saturday with a trip to face AFC Wimbledon with a 3pm kick off.

The Glovers are riding high on confidence following a positive win last weekend that not only put three points on the board but also takes them out of the relegation zone for the first time in a number of weeks.

The 2-1 win over Crawley Town came thanks to a couple of strikes from second half substitutes.

Ryan Bird and Tahvon Campbell both came on to make the ultimate impact and score vital goals.

Crawley did get one back late on but it was enough to prevent the Glovers getting the win.

This week, Campbell extended his stay at Huish Park for another month, a move that manager Darren Way called a ‘no brainer’.

With one striker staying, one other one has departed, Mark Beck joined Wrexham on loan for the rest of the season.

Way has stated that hi main concern remains the heart of his defence with Darren Ward still unlikely to be available through injury and Alex Lacey serving the second of a three match ban.

Nathan Smith deputised against Crawley, he will be once again be tasked with keeping the opposition strike force quiet.

Three more points won’t project Yeovil up the table any further but it will be enough to put them within one point of a number of other sides including Newport and Hartlpeool.

Wimbledon on the other hand have other ambitions in mind.

Their position of 8th in just outside the play off spots means that three points could be a positive step for them in the pursuit of promotion.

Their form is one of a side that mean business, four wins in a row have boosted their chances of a spot in the end of season shake up.

They have this week added Connor Smith on a deal after the midfielder left Stevenage by mutual consent.

Both sides have admitted that they are on the hunt for additional bodies before the end of the transfer window, any new faces for this game will have to be registered 24 hours before kick off.

Their statistics are impressive after wins against Notts County, Mansfield and Cambridge during January put the Dons down as one of the most inform sides in the country and getting a result against them wont be easy.

But with their tails up, Darren Way and his side will be going to the Kingsmeadow full of confidence.

Tickets for away fans are available right up until kick off and with all sides around Yeovil – apart from Dagenham – in action the side need all the support they can get.

Last time we met

The two sides met for the first time earlier in this campaign, Ryan Bird scored the only Yeovil goal in a 1-1 draw at Huish Park.

Yeovil and Wimbledon – the original Dons – have crossed paths before, but not since the turn of the Millennium and not competitively since 1977.

There was a friendly between the two in 1999, a match which Yeovil lost 4-2.

Jason Eaton and Adrian Foster scored Yeovil’s goals that day, but the Dons had their big guns out, John Hartson, Robbie Earle and Carl Cort all making their mark in the fixture.

Before that, another friendly in the early 90’s is all we can find since a Southern League match way back in the 1970’s!

Tickets

Tickets for this fixture are available on the day and no ticket is more than £20 with the concessions allowing Over 65s, Students and Under 18s admission at reduced rates.

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.

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