31st December 2022

Yeovil Town face Torquay United for the second time in a week on New Year’s Day (3pm).

After an exciting 1-1 draw at Plainmoor, the Glovers were disappointed not to leave with three points.

Going into the reverse fixture with a point to prove and the home support, Mark Cooper will be hoping his side can go one better on Sunday afternoon.

Mark Cooper’s thoughts

Speaking ahead of the fixture, the boss said; “I enjoyed the atmosphere on Boxing Day, it was nice to play in a game like that. There was a lot on it, so I’m looking forward to the same on New Year’s Day.

“Hopefully we can create a really good atmosphere and it’s a good game.”

Team news

Speaking pre-match, the boss confirmed that AFC Bournemouth loanee Owen Bevan has returned to training and could be in line for a return on New Year’s Day.

On the suspension front, a number of Glovers can breathe a sigh of relief having reached the half-season cut-off for five yellow cards meaning a one-match suspension. Jamie Reckord is the closest man to getting a tenth booking, having picked up nine this season.

A foot in the opposition camp

Having been ravaged by injuries and suspensions, Torquay will be without a number of key-men during Sunday’s game.

The Gulls’ goalscorer on Boxing Day, Mark Ellis, will likely sit out after suffering what appeared to be a hamstring injury late on in the match. Just minutes later, Dylan Crowe was shown his second yellow card, which meant Torquay saw out the games dying embers with nine-men.

In the dug-out, Gary Johnson needs no introduction to Yeovil fans, however he won’t be able to occupy the technical area on Sunday, having been shown a red card after the final whistle on Boxing Day.


If you’re unable to get to Huish Park, the fixture will be available on National League TV. For information on the streaming service, click HERE.

What’s on at Huish Park

Make sure you arrive early to soak up the atmosphere in the Alec Stock Lounge. As ever we’ll be open from 12:30pm, and we’ll be showing both Blackburn vs Cardiff & Tottenham vs Aston Villa.

We also ask supporters to be in their seats for the ‘Community Hero’ procession ten minutes prior to kick off, where we celebrate an unsung hero in the local community.


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.