17th March 2023

Yeovil Town are on the road for the third game on the bounce, travelling to FC Halifax Town on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

Having fell to a narrow defeat on Tuesday evening, the Glovers will be hoping to bounce back when they visit The Shay.

The hosts don’t have too much to play for in the National League, so will be hoping to build some momentum ahead of their FA Trophy semi-final.

Mark Cooper’s thoughts

Speaking on the importance of the Town supporters, Cooper said; “It’s so far and so expensive for the fans.

“Last Saturday at Chesterfield, we had good numbers there and I think they appreciated our effort and at Barnet we had decent numbers there, they’re great fans.

“Since I’ve come here, they’ve made me feel very welcome.”

Team news

Jordan Stevens, who was substituted against Barnet, went for a scan on Thursday evening according to Cooper, but there’s no news on the results.

Morgan Williams will be a long-term absentee after his injury against Eastleigh, but there is hope he could return before the end of the season.

New signing Scott Pollock is out on the training pitch, but Saturday’s game could come too soon.

Max Hunt & Charlie Wakefield remain unavailable with their long-term injuries.

A foot in the opposition camp

Since losing manager Pete Wild to Barrow last season, this year has been more about readjustment for Halifax. Former assistant Chris Millington has stepped up to take the reins and has the Shaymen in midtable.

Many Halifax fans will be forgiven to have their eyes elsewhere, with an FA Trophy semi-final on the horizon against Altrincham; the Shaymen will be hoping their season is defined by a trip to Wembley.

Have we met before

There’s been a number of tight affairs between the two sides since Yeovil dropped into the National League. 

Last season, both sides won their home fixture by a 1-0 scoreline. Joe Quigley bagged the goal for Yeovil, with Green & Whites breaking their BT Sport hoodoo at the start of the 21/22 season.

It was a similar story when the two sides met earlier this season, Matt Worthington netted the only goal of the game at Huish Park.

The most memorable encounter between the two sides for many saw ten-man Yeovil secure three points thanks to a double from Courtney Duffus in 2019. A certain teenage Morgan Williams made his Yeovil Town debut that day alongside Gabe Osho at the centre of defence.

Our last win at the Shay came in the 19/20 season, with Gold Omotayo scoring twice in a 2-0 victory.


All ticket sales must be made at the ground.

Supporters are encouraged to arrive at the ground with plenty of time to ensure a smooth entry to the ground on Saturday afternoon. 

Prices for the fixture are as follows:

Adult £21 

Concession £18 

12-17s £9 

U12s free