24th February 2023

Yeovil Town are on the road for the second time this week with a trip to York City on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

After a frustrating defeat on the road to Maidenhead United on Tuesday night, Mark Cooper and his side will be hoping for an improved performance in the club’s first trip to the LNER Community Stadium.

Since the two sides last played, the hosts have struggled to find form and are without a win in their last seven games.

Mark Cooper’s thoughts

Speaking ahead of the game, Mark Cooper reflected on previous trips to York, whilst following his Dad, Terry Cooper, managerial career as a youngster.

“I think it’s important we make it just another game. I’ve not been to their new stadium yet, but they’re a good club.

“I went there (Bootham Cresent), when I was a young boy, to watch my dad’s team, Bristol City play York back in the old Third Division days when they were vying for the title. Denis Smith was the manager of York and they were great games.”

Team news

The boss confirmed that Chiori Johnson could be involved this weekend after returning to training. However, Charlie Wakefield, Jack Clarke and Max Hunt remain injury absentees.

Owen Bevan will also return to the fold after serving his suspension for his red card against Wealdstone.

A foot in the opposition camp

York’s season has been one of the most polarising in the National League. After a strong start under manager John Askey, the club parted ways with the now Hartlepool boss in November 2022. Since then, York’s form has taken a down turn, with Saturday’s hosts dropping down the National League table.

Most recently, the Minsterman have parted ways with manager David Webb and are now under the interim management of Michael Morton.

Have we met before?

Earlier this season, Yeovil Town fell to a 1-0 defeat against York at Huish Park. Despite a Grant Smith penalty save, Lennell John-Lewis’ goal separated the two sides in an early season encounter in Somerset.

Town’s last win against York came in 2015, as Matt Dolan’s penalty separated the two sides at Huish Park.

Our last trip to York was played at Bootham Cresent, York’s old ground which closed last season. In August 2015, Town fell to a 1-0 defeat that evening.


Tickets are exclusively available from the York City ticketing website, linked HERE. 

Yeovil Town fans are being housed in the West Stand Overflow – sections WI & WH. 

Adult – £21.00

Concessions/60+ – £16.00

U18’s & students – £9.00

11 & under – £7.00