9th December 2022

It’s a repeat of the opening weekend of the season as Yeovil Town face Scunthorpe United on Saturday (3pm).

Much has changed around Huish Park since then, with a new face in dugout and a lot more on the pitch.

Scunthorpe, who got off to a winning start that day, have seen their season his a slump and currently sit rock bottom of the National League.

Mark Cooper’s thoughts

Speaking to the press on Thursday afternoon, Cooper said; “There’s no divine right to be at the top of this league, you have to earn it. Scunthorpe are a big football club, you just feel sorry for their fans, for where they are now and what they’re having to put up with.

“I’m sure they’ll sort it out in the long run, but we have to make sure that’s not on Saturday.”

Team news

Charlie Wakefield made his return to the starting eleven on Tuesday evening against Taunton and could once again be involved on Saturday, the same can be said for Lawson D’Ath too.

However, Matt Worthington will certainly sit out, with his suspension carrying over to Saturday’s game after last weekend’s fixture was abandoned.

A foot in the opposition camp

Things have gone downhill for Scunthorpe since that opening day victory back in August. A manager sacking followed by two interim spells has left the side rock bottom of the National League.

Without a win since October and suffering six defeats on the spin, the Scunthorpe dressing room will be hurting.

Takeover talks have lingered over the Club recently, but last week Scunthorpe confirmed they had reached an agreement with an interested party, however this is yet to be completed.

Have we met before

Prior to August’s encounter, there hadn’t been a game between the two sides since the 14/15 season. There was nothing to separate the two sides that year, with both games ending 1-1. 

Before the Glovers defeat in August, it had been over ten years since our last defeat to the Iron, coming in September 2011.

Our last victory over Scunthorpe came in February 2013 during the League One promotion season. Byron Webster, James Hayter and Paddy Madden netted for Town that afternoon.


Match updates will be available across all our regular social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).

Both domestic and international audiences are able to stream this weekend’s game. This is due to UEFA’s 3pm blackout being lifted during the international break.

To purchase your pass, head to the link HERE and sign up. Make sure you register yourself as a Yeovil fan.

What’s on at Huish Park

It’s a busy day at Huish Park on Saturday. Firstly, Yeovil fan Alex White has kindly set up a stand outside the main entrance to collect for the Lord’s Larder food bank. They are running low on: – Baked Beans – Tins of Ravioli – Tins of Macaroni Cheese – Jam – Cooking Oil – Shampoo. We encourage supporters to donate what they can.

More information is available HERE

We’re also delighted to welcome over 500 children from local schools as part of our ‘Bring your team to Town’ initiative. Make sure you say hello to them as they walk around the pitch at half-time.

The Alec Stock Lounge will be open from midday, where we’ll be showing the Championship clash between Blackburn Rovers and Preston North End.

We’ll also be keeping the Alec Stock Lounge open after the game to show the England game. Both home and away supporters are welcome to join us!


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.