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PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN V NOTTS COUNTY

11 March 2016


Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League Two action this coming Saturday when the Glovers host Notts County at Huish Park with a 3pm kick off.

Darren Way’s side are currently riding the crest of a wave with a form guide that reads more like a promotion chaser than a side fighting at the wrong side of the table.

Three consecutive 1-0 wins over Mansfield, Accrington and Dagenham have fired out of the drop zone and no fewer than nine points above the relegation places.

In fact, with the 0-0 draw with Plymouth preceding the trio of wins, the Glovers, and Artur Krysiak haven’t conceded a goal in over four matches… 366 minutes to be precise.

There’s no sense of complacency around the team however, and Darren Way has said this week that keeping the momentum up and getting Yeovil even further up the table is priority heading into this game at fortress Huish Park.

The home form has been the stand out statistic of Way’s tenure with his side unbeaten on their own patch since mid November.

The team news has an unusually positive twist to it this week with Kevin Dawson, Liam Walsh and winger Jack Compton all taking a full part in training this week ahead of the game.

Compton has been missing for a few after tweaking a hamstring against Hartlepool but was himself in a rich vein of form before that and will hoping to start again where he left off.

There is of course the conundrum of which strikers to play with Ryan Bird and Francois Zoko joined by former Reading front man Leroy Lita in the picture too.

With the likes of Compton returning and Harry Cornick, Tahvon Campbell and Brandon Goodship all providing attacking force from wider areas the side isn’t short of firepower.

Of course, the main source of goals is the left back, with Ryan Dickson scoring two winners in two games… four clean sheets and two vital goals, that’s just showing off!

One player who won’t be playing is midfielder Simon Gillett, who joined Peterborough on loan.

Gillett has found himself waiting for game time with the form of Matty Dolan and Liam Walsh stopping the former Bristol City man getting the minutes he needs to recover following long term injury.

The visitors, Notts County are without a win in five games losing four and drawing just one, a 0-0 draw against basement side Dagenham a couple of weeks ago.

Their last victory was back on 16th February when they won a five goal thriller against Hartlepool.

In an attempt to stop the rot, they have strengthened their back line by signing Scunthorpe defender Andrew Boyce on loan.

Since the last meeting between the sides, County have changed managers with Ricardo Moniz being replaced by former Scottish international Jamie Fullarton.

It is Fullarton’s first job in the mad world of football management.

But the lack of experience hasn’t stopped him… or his counterpart this Saturday, Darren Way, from making a positive start in the role.

It’s Way who we’re backing though this Saturday and we need you to do the same too, get down to Huish Park and get behind one of the form sides in the country…

Last time we met

Earlier this season, Yeovil lost 2-0 in the away leg of this fixture. Goals from Stanley Aborah and Izale McLeod scored in a lacklustre Glovers display.

Both these sides dropped out of League One last season so the two teams have met quite recently.

The last time they crossed paths, was at Huish Park in April of this year, with both sides fighting for survival, they played out a 1-1 draw.

Sam Foley’s free kick was inadvertently turned into his own goal by a County defender early on before Garry Thompson saved a point late on.

The last time the sides played at Meadow Lane, Yeovil came out on top in a 2-1 win.

Jordan Clarke was on loan from Coventry at the time and it was the defender’s brace that secured a win.

Tickets

Tickets for this game are available in all the usual ways, call the team on 01935 847888, visit the website and buy online (Click HERE!) or just come on down at any point right up until kick off and buy in person.

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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