14th October 2022

Yeovil Town’s FA Cup campaign begins on Saturday afternoon (3pm) as local rivals Taunton Town visit Huish Park.

After victory in their last outing at Huish Park, the Glovers will be hoping for more of the same in their cup opener.

In what will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides in over 20 years, the cup fixture sets up to be an exciting affair.

Chris Hargreaves’ thoughts

Speaking about his love for the competition, Hargreaves said; “It is still an unbelievable competition, when I look back at my debut season which I can’t tell you how many years ago it was, it was a way to make a name for yourself.

Team news

The Glovers will be without Gime Touré for the final game of his suspension.

However, could be boosted by the return of both Lawson D’Ath and Jamie Reckord who the manager described as “touch and go” for the cup clash.

Callum Rowe remains a long-term absentee from the squad due to injury.

A foot in the opposition camp

There’s feel good factor around Taunton Town right now, and for good reason too! The Peacocks are coming off the back of a historic promotion from the Southern League to reach the National League South. 

After retaining much of their promotion winning squad, the Peacocks would have hoped to carry that form into the new campaign. Following a positive starts to the season, Rob Dray’s side enter the game off the back of a heavy 5-0 defeat to league leaders Ebbsfleet United.

Have we met before?

The two sides last met a number of months ago in pre-season. That afternoon Town were held to a 0-0 draw, thanks to a number of wonder saves from then Taunton Town loanee Will Buse.

In competitive action, the last time the two sides met was in the FA Cup in 1996 as Graham Roberts’ Yeovil side were taken to a replay by the Peacocks. The clash at Wordsworth Drive was a thriller, with the Glovers winning 5-3 on the night.

What’s on at Huish Park?

As ever, the Alec Stock Lounge will be open prior to kick off from around midday and we’ll be showing the early Premier League kick-off, Leicester vs Crystal Palace.

This week’s community hero is Terry Lavin. He first moved to Yeovil in 1982 and started to become a regular visitor to the old Huish Park ground. When they moved to the new venue he decided to become a season ticket holder and was a regular attendee to every home game and also a few away games. He used to organised coaches for away games and Villa Park for the successful F.A Trophy final against Stevenage Town. Sadly Terry attends fewer games now, this is due to his lack of mobility caused by Parkinson’s.

Make sure you keep your eyes on the pitch at half-time, as Thatcher’s will be providing some brand new entertainment!


For this fixture, we will only be opening the Hellier Group Main Stand & the Thatcher’s Gold Stand. Home fans will be seated in Hellier Group Main Stand blocks B – GG and standing on Terrace. As the full stadium wont be open, we unfortunately wont be able to reserve season ticket spaces for this particular cup fixture. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

Away supporters will be allocated Block AA-B, as well as the away terrace. Please note, away fans wishing to purchase seated ticketing online, should select the away area highlighted red within the Screwfix Stand, but the ticket will be allocated in the Hellier Group Stand. 

Adult – £15

Senior/ Military/ 16-23 – £10

Under 16 – £3

Premium seats – £20

All disability tickets are at the relevant age price band, with carers entry FOC. Supporters requiring disabled tickets or wheelchairs bays should call – 01935 847 888.

Purchase your tickets from HERE.