27th February 2023

Yeovil Town return to Huish Park on Tuesday evening to face Altrincham (7:45pm).

The Glovers, who are without a win in their last five games, will be hoping to get back on track against the Greater Manchester outfit.

Last time out, Town went home empty handed in York after a late strike secured the points for the Minstermen.

Mark Cooper’s thoughts

Commenting after the game on Saturday, Cooper said; “It’s not desperate, we’ve got 15 games to go. We’ve got to stay calm and focus.

“If we start panicking, then it becomes an issue, but I’m confident we can find a way.”

Team news

Owen Bevan returned to the fold on Saturday afternoon after a suspension kept him out the team for three games.

On the injury front, Grant Smith seemed to take a heavy knock on Saturday but did manage to complete 90 minutes against York. Chiori Johnson returned to the substitutes bench after his injury, but there was no place for Jack Clarke and Charlie Wakefield who remain injured.

Bristol City loanees Josh Owers & Seb Palmer-Houlden could make their home debuts after starting on Saturday afternoon.

A foot in the opposition camp

After turning full-time at the start of the season, Altrincham haven’t looked back. They sit in 12th place and have an FA Trophy quarter final on the horizon.

They come into the game in a rich vein of form, having won three games on the bounce, scoring 11 goals in the process.

This strong form comes despite losing star man, Ryan Colclough to Chesterfield. Smart recruitment including three Manchester United loanees as part of a new partnership with the Carabao Cup winners have bridged the Colclough shaped gap in the Altrincham side.

Have we met before?

Yeovil Town have enjoyed some thrilling encounters against Altrincham in the last few years. Most recently, the Glovers suffered late heartbreak earlier this season, having led twice, Yeovil drew 2-2 at Moss Lane. 

On the final game of last season, Josh Staunton became the youngest manager to ever win a National League game, as Yeovil beat Alty 1-0 thanks to a goal from Tom Knowles. 

Since Altrincham’s promotion to the National League, Yeovil are unbeaten at Huish Park against the Greater Manchester outfit. A 2-0 win in 20/21 followed by a draw last season means the Glovers can enter the game with confidence.


Tickets can be purchased online, linked HERE, until 4:45pm on match day. 

If purchasing after this point, supporters must visit the ticket office.