20th January 2023

After Tuesday’s trip to Barnet was postponed, the Glovers have had to wait a week to put last Saturday’s defeat to Bromley right.

The Glovers have been in a rich vein of form at Huish Park, having not lost in any of their last five league outings, stretching the entirety of Mark Cooper’s tenure so far.

Altrincham themselves are one of the National League’s form teams at the moment, having picked up 11 points from their last five games.

Mark Cooper’s thoughts

Speaking ahead of the match, Mark Cooper said; “As a manager or a head coach, you’re always making decisions. Whether that’s training schedules, team selection, or tactics; you’re always having to make big decisions.

“When I look back on the game (against Bromley), we weren’t actually that bad. The start of the game killed us, going 2-0 down after so many minutes, then the whole gameplan goes out the window. Then we have to gamble and put as many forward players as we’ve got on the pitch and it becomes a basketball game.

“We had so many chances in that game, more chances in that game than any other since I’ve been here. So, I’m not too downbeat about it, the boys gave everything, they’re a great set of lads and I enjoy working with them.

“We need to now perform better and follow the plan a little bit better on Saturday.”

Team news

The Glovers will be bolstered by the return of Owen Bevan on Saturday afternoon. The Bournemouth youngster has been a key component in the Glovers defence, conceding just once in his last six league outings for Yeovil.

On the suspension front, Yeovil Town boast a clean record at the moment, with every player available for Saturday’s game.

Jack Clarke was not able to make his second Yeovil debut on Tuesday evening due to the postponement, but will be hoping he can against Altrincham.

A foot in the opposition camp

It’s all smiles in Trafford at the moment as Altrincham find themselves in fine form. Having turned full-time this year, Alty have gone from strength to strength this season and are now reaping the rewards.

Amongst the Altrincham squad is the National League’s most inform player, Chris Conn-Clarke. The Fleetwood loanee has five goals in his last four league outings and also netted in last week’s shootout victory against Wrexham at Moss Lane in the FA Trophy.

Have we met before?

Yeovil Town have enjoyed some thrilling encounters will 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.

What’s on at Huish Park

Make sure you arrive early to soak up the atmosphere in the Alec Stock Lounge. As ever we’ll be open from 12:30pm, and we’ll be showing both Liverpool face Chelsea in Premier League action. 

We also ask supporters to be in their seats for the ‘Community Hero’ procession ten minutes prior to kick off, where we celebrate an unsung hero in the local community.


Tickets can be purchased online, linked HERE, until midday on match day. 

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

If you’re looking to purchase in person on Friday, you can do so by visiting the Club Shop from 10am-4pm.