26th August 2022

Yeovil Town’s busy bank holiday schedule kicks off with a National League clash against Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

After a last minute equaliser against Altrincham last weekend, the Glovers’ hunger for victory will have only grown since they last stepped onto the pitch.

Our opponents have endured a mixed start to the season, with one win under the belts so far.

Chris Hargreaves’ thoughts 

The boss spoke to the media in his pre-match presser on Thursday afternoon:

Team news

The big team news from a Yeovil Town perspective is the return of Ben Richards-Everton who is now available for selection once again.

It’s also touch and go for midfielder Sam Pearson who suffered an injury against Barnet.

New additions Jake Scrimshaw & Callum Rowe could both be involved, subject to clearances.

Around the ground 

As ever, the Alec Stock Lounge will be showing the early Premier League fixture (Southampton – Manchester United) prior to kick off. Home fans are welcome to join us in the bar from 12:15pm.

This week’s community hero who will present the match ball is Giles Moore. He is an incredible role model for both his sporting  achievements and his desire to give back to the community.

Giles has never allowed his disability to hold him back, always playing in his preferred role as goalkeeper in both mainstream football for local schools, Neroche Primary and Holyrood Academy, and the Somerset Disability football league. Giles has gone on to play football for Great Britain and England Paralympic teams, playing in the 2014 Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) European Championship where he was awarded the ‘best goalkeeper in Europe’ title.

He has been a Yeovil Town fan from a young age and supports his team at every opportunity. Giles is taking the skills he has learnt in his football career development and his sports therapy degree to inspire gym members in Chard as a wellness coach as well as supporting young people who have faced cyber bullying.

If there is anyone that you think deserves special recognition, please nominate them for the Yeovil Town football Club Community Hero by emailing Mark at commercial@ytfc.net

 A foot in the opposition camp 

Dagenham are always a side which are much fancied when the new season rolls around. They boast quality amongst the playing squad, alongside a highly thought of manager at the helm.

Daryl McMahon is the man in charge in East London, and he’s someone who knows a thing or two about promotion at non-league level, leading Ebbsfleet to promotion from the National League South.

The star man for the Daggers is forward Paul McCallum. He has a history of scoring against the Glovers, most notably for Barnet in the 19/20 play-off eliminator, but last season actually scored an own goal against Yeovil.

New signings include former Weymouth man Omar Mussa, who was sent off against Town last season.

Have we met before?

Yeovil Town were the victors in a tight 1-0 victory at the Chigwell Construction Stadium, but fell to a defeat at Huish Park. 

Prior to that, the Glovers had lost just once to Dagenham since relegation to the National League. That loss came early in 19/20 where the Daggers were the victors in a topsy turvy 3-2 fixture on a boiling hot August day!

In 20/21, Yeovil claimed four points from McMahon’s side, drawing 0-0 away before a last minute Tom Knowles free-kick secured a victory at Huish Park.


Tickets for the game can be purchased from the online ticket office until midday on match day for physical tickets, but until kick-off for e-tickets/print at home. 

Following this, they can be purchased in person from the ticket office, however this is subject to a small price increased. We strongly recommend getting to Huish Park early to avoid queues.