16th January 2023

Yeovil Town travel to London for the second time in a matter of days to face Barnet on Tuesday evening (7:45pm).

After a disappointing afternoon on Saturday against Bromley, Mark Cooper and his players will be hungry to produce a better performance at the Hive.

For the hosts, they’ll be keen to continue their play-off push, with the Bees currently sitting in fifth place.

Mark Cooper’s thoughts

Mark Cooper spoke to BBC Somerset after the trip to Bromley.

“We’re brilliant at heading the ball out of our own box, but when it comes to attacking theirs we’re not very good at it.

“We’ve tried to change that mindset, for players to feel they’re the one that’s going to head the ball in the back of the net today.”

Team news

Jordan Maguire-Drew was announced as a permanent addition to the Yeovil Town squad on Monday evening. Subject to the correct clearances, he will be involved against the Bees.

Missing out through injury, Owen Bevan wasn’t amongst the squad against Bromley. It’s yet to be confirmed if he will travel to the Hive on Tuesday night.

A foot in the opposition camp

It’s been a positive first half of the season for Barnet. Not a bookies favourite for a play-off place, but the Bees currently occupy fifth place.

Under the stewardship of former Wealdstone boss Dean Brennan, Barnet have shown consistent signs of improvement, culminating in their strong start to this campaign.

Amongst the squad at Barnet is former Yeovil Town midfielder Dale Gorman, who starred for the Glovers last season.

Have we met before?

The two sides last met in an early season encounter at Huish Park. Despite the Glovers being on top for vast portions of the game, it was the Bees that completed a smash and grab victory over Yeovil.

The most notable encounter in recent years came during the 19/20 play-offs, as Barnet ran out 2-0 winners against a Yeovil side managed by Darren Sarll.

Our last win at the Hive came a season later, as Yeovil were 4-1 victors thanks to goals from Billy Sass-Davies, Jimmy Smith, Rhys Murphy and Josh Neufville.


Tickets for the fixture are available from the hosts’ website, linked HERE. They can also be purchased from the ticket office on match day.

Yeovil supporters will be situated in Stand Sixty Six, Block A. Tickets are priced at £22.00 for adults, £14.00 for concessions (65 + or 21 and under) & £5.00 for under-17’s.

The G&WSC will as ever be running their coaches, so get in contact with Paul Hadlow (please do so after 6pm on weeknights) to book your place – 07736044570.