17th February 2023

On Saturday afternoon (3pm), Yeovil Town welcome league leaders Notts County to Huish Park.

Having had to wait two weeks for a first team fixtures, Mark Cooper and his team will be desperate to get back out on the Huish Park pitch.

For the visitors, they continue their title charge this weekend and with Wrexham breathing down their necks, there’s no room for error at the National League’s summit.

Mark Cooper’s thoughts

Speaking on Thursday afternoon, the boss said; “The break has been good, it’s seemed long. It seems crazy when we have to fit so many games in during the next month.

“I think we’ve played the least games in the league, we tried to get some help, but that didn’t happen. The balance is now about making sure we have enough fit players to be able to deal with the schedule we’ve got coming up.”

Team news

Speaking in his press conference, Cooper confirmed that he will be without Max Hunt after he suffered an ankle injury in training last week.

On the defensive front, the Glovers are looking a little light this week, following the departure of Ben Richards-Everton and Owen Bevan’s suspension.

However, the full back areas have been boosted by the return of Jamie Reckord and Ryan Law’s arrival.

A foot in the opposition camp

High-flying Notts County have enjoyed a stellar campaign thus far. Sitting top of the National League table, albeit with Wrexham possessing two games in hand, the Magpies have set the standard this season.

Described by Cooper as the best team in the league, Notts County have scored 80 goals this season, the highest in the division. Although they have shared their goals, much of that number is down to Macauley Langstaff, who has struck 27 goals.

Have we met before?

We have enjoyed many an encounter with Notts County in recent seasons, with the two sides having been relegated from League Two at the same time. In fact, the two sides have competed in the same league since our 14/15 campaign in League One.

Earlier this season, Yeovil became the only side this season to keep a clean sheet at Meadow Lane, securing valuable point after a 0-0 draw.

Our last win at Huish Park against the Magpies came in 2019, as goals from Luke Wilkinson, Myles Hippolyte and an own goal secured three points.

What’s on at Huish Park

Prior to kick-off, we will be observing a one-minute silence following the passing of former National League chairmen, Brian Lee MBE. The side will also wear black arm bands in his memory.

As ever, the Alec Stock Lounge will be open to supporters prior to the game from approx midday. The early Premier League kick-off of Aston Villa – Arsenal will be shown on the screens.


Tickets can be purchased online, linked HERE, until 12pm on match day. They can also be bought from the club shop in person during the week.  

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