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PREVIEW | Yeovil Town v Stevenage

Town looking to maintain unbeaten run

24 August 2018

Alex Fisher is mobbed after scoring PPAUK

The Glovers will be at Huish Park for the second time this week as they host Stevenage on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

The green and whites were held to a 0-0 draw by Oldham Athletic on Tuesday, with Omar Sowumni and Diallang Jaiyesimi coming the closest to securing a win.

That draw means that the Glovers remain unbeaten since the opening day of the season in Sky Bet League Two, where they slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Bury with nine men.

Sessi D’Almeida will be fit for the visit of Boro despite limping off injured in the closing moments of Tuesday's fixture, but Town will still be without a host of absentees.

Stuart Nelson (calf), James Bailey (knee), Rhys Browne (hamstring), Reece Cole (knee), Shaun Donnellan (thigh) and Francois Zoko (knee) will all sit out the clash.

For Boro, they'll make the trip to Somerset boasting an unbeaten league record since the start of the season.

On Tuesday they were held to a 0-0 draw at Forest Green Rovers who are also unbeaten in the league this campaign.

With Town sitting on five points a win would place them above Stevenage who currently lie in fourth place on eight points. 

Head-to-head
Saturday afternoon’s fixture will be the 11th time these two sides have faced off in the league.

Both sides have won three times with the points being shared on a further five occasions.

Stevenage’s last visit to Somerset proved to be a dramatic one as Yeovil ran out 3-0 winners with goals from Olufela Olomola and a brace from Sam Surridge, in a game which also saw three red cards. 

The most memorable tie for Town fans will be the 2-0 FA Trophy final win in 2002 which secured the club's first major piece of silverware.

Officials
The man in the middle on Saturday afternoon will be Tom Nield.

Last taking charge of a Town match last March, he oversaw the 1-0 win at Colchester United in snowy conditions issuing just the one yellow card. 

Mr Nield will be assisted by Ravel Cheosiaua and Marvyn Amphlett with Steven Plane acting as fourth official.

Coverage
The pre-match thoughts of Jake Gray and manager Darren Way can be viewed on iFollow Glovers.

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC's official Twitter account and live matchday centre.

If you’re unable to attend the game, domestic supporters can listen to the game live via the iFollow Glovers service with overseas fans able to watch the game live with subscription available here.

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.


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