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PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN v GRIMSBY TOWN

28 October 2016

All you need to know ahead of Town’s clash with Grimsby Town at Huish Park on Saturday.

The Glovers return to Huish Park this weekend looking to continue their surge towards the play-off spots having won their last three matches. 

Coupled with their winning run, Town are unbeaten in their last three outings at Huish Park picking up the maximum nine points scoring six goals in the process, conceding just two. 

With Yeovil also going 360 minutes without conceding a goal, the Glovers will be determined to continue their ascension of the Sky Bet League Two table against the Mariners. 

Grimsby travel to Somerset under the temporary charge of Dave Moore after Paul Hurst joined League One outfit Shrewsbury Town earlier in the week. 

Hurst left Grimsby one place outside the play-offs in eighth, continuing the good form which saw them promoted from the National League last season via the play-offs, returning the club to the Football League for the first time in six years.

The Mariners have picked up 10 points from their last six matches in League Two, notably recording away wins at both Mansfield Town and Cambridge United. 

The Lincolnshire outfit have been more effective away from Blundell Park so far this season, picking up 11 points on their travels compared to nine points at home. 

Grimsby will be searching for their fourth win on the road when they visit Huish Park on Saturday, and Omar Bogle – who sits second in the goal-scoring standings with nine goals – will be their most likely source of punishment. 

Head-to-head
The two clubs have only met on two occasions previously, with both fixtures coming in the 2004/05 League Two campaign. 

The Glovers saw off the Mariners 2-1 at Huish Park thanks to strikes from Lee Johnson and Bartosz Tarachulski, before being on the wrong end of the same scoreline at Blundell park in the return fixture despite Arron Davies opening the scoring on the day. 

Referee
Brendan Malone (Wiltshire) will take charge of Saturday’s meeting at Huish Park, having officiated a number of Town’s matches over the years.

The Glovers were last officiated by Mr. Malone in October 2015 when Town went down 2-0 at Notts County. The Wiltshire-based referee also took charge of Yeovil’s home match against Bristol Rovers at the start of the season, sending off Matty Dolan for two bookable offences which left little complaint. 

Saturday’s meeting will be Mr. Malone’s 15th game of the season, having so far awarded 47 yellow cards and just two red. 

Mr. Malone will be assisted by Kevin Morris (Herefordshire) and Robert Dabbs (Dorset) at Huish Park, with Andrew Laver (Hampshire) taking on the role of fourth official. 

Coverage
Minute-by-minute updates will be provided on our official Twitter account which can be found here, with additional updates available via our official Facebook page

If you’re unable to attend the game a full match report will follow on ytfc.net at full-time with post-match reaction from manager Darren Way and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

Tickets
Ticket information can be found by clicking here. Supporters wishing to attend the match can purchase tickets online by clicking here, or via the Huish Park ticket office either in person or by calling 01935 847888. 

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