7th March 2023

Yeovil Town are in action at Huish Park this evening to face Eastleigh in National League action (7:45pm).

After a narrow defeat on Saturday, Mark Cooper will be hoping his side can bounce back against the in-form Spitfires.

On the other hand, the visitors will be looking to continue their rich vein of form which has seen them enter the play-off picture, as we enter the closing stage of this National League season.

Mark Cooper’s thoughts

Speaking post-match after the Woking game, the boss said; “I think so (deserving more from the game). The second half performance warranted at least a point.

“They’re a very difficult team to play against, it turned into a scrap which is what they’re good at.”

Team news

Cooper has had his side bolstered by two new signings on Monday. Scott Pollock arrived from Boston United on a permanent deal, whilst Reo Griffiths is a loan addition from Doncaster.

Pollock has been nursing an injury in recent weeks so may miss out against Eastleigh, but we could see a debut for Griffiths should his clearance go through.

On the injury front, Town remain without Charlie Wakefield, Jack Clarke and Max Hunt.

What’s on at Huish Park

Matt Uggla and Paul Sackey have a special guest at Huish Park this evening, and it really is football royalty! Harry Redknapp will be in attendance tonight and you’ll be able to see him and our new custodians around the ground tonight, so make sure you say hi!

Photo by James Marsh/BPI/Shutterstock

We’ll also have the Alec Stock Lounge open to supporters from around 6:15pm, so come and mingle with fellow Glovers fans.

Make sure you’re in your seats early for our weekly ‘Community Hero’ to give them a round of applause.

A foot in the opposition camp

Eastleigh coming to Town means the return of Glovers academy graduate Alfie Lloyd. The young forward left the Glovers in 2021 for Queens Park Rangers and has since been a star in the West London side’s youth teams. This season, he made his first real steps in men’s football, signing for Eastleigh on loan until the end of the season.

In the dugout for the Spitfires is former Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury. After a few years outside of the hotseat, following his departure from Havant & Waterlooville, he enjoyed a spell as assistant at Crawley Town. However, midway through last season, Bradbury made the step back to first team management and has enjoyed an inspired first full season at the helm. Eastleigh currently sit in a play-off berth, 6th place, after an inspired start to 2023.

Have we met before?

Yeovil Town have endured a mixed record against the Spitfires since relegation to the National League, with two wins and two defeats, and two draws. 

Eastleigh were the opponents in our first victory since returning to the level way back in August 2019. Due to COVID-19’s curtailment of the 19/20 season, the two sides did not meet again until December 2020, which saw Eastleigh claim their first victory over the Glovers. In February 2021, the Spitfires claimed their second as Hill grabbed the only goal of the game at the Silverlake Stadium. 

Last season, Yeovil Town were the 2-1 victors at Huish Park thanks to goals from Tom Knowles and Adi Yussuf, before a goalless stalemate at the Silverlake.

When the two sides met this season, the Glovers, then under the management of Chris Hargreaves drew 1-1 at the Silverlake, with Sam Pearson grabbing Town’s goal and Owen Bevan making his debut.


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