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16 October 2017 : Video : Bristol Rovers U18s vs Yeovil Town U18s Match Highlights
For those who want to watch match highlights from Yeovil Town Under-18s home match against Bristol Rovers Under-18s, these have been published online. There is just under five minutes worth of coverage of the 1-4 home defeat, which includes a goal for Paulius Golubickas during the second half of the match. Watch via the YouTube clip below.




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16 October 2017 : 2017-18 Somerset Premier Cup Second Round Draw
Yeovil Town have been drawn away from home in the Second Round of the Somerset Premier Cup. The Glovers will travel to play Wincanton Town, following their 1-0 victory over Bishop Sutton that was secured thanks to an Academy side. The full draw for the competition read as follows:

Chard Town vs Wellington
Keynsham Town vs Bath City
Taunton Town or Ashton and Backwell vs Weston-super-Mare
Clevedon Town vs Hengrove Athletic
Wells City vs Paulton Rovers
Welton Rovers vs Larkhall Athletic
Radstock Town vs Odd Down
Wincanton Town vs Yeovil Town.

All ties are due to be played during the week commencing November 6th. This is the midweek period immediately following the FA Cup First Round, meaning that although the Glovers first team have no scheduled fixture during this period, it would be no surprise if the Academy side were given the nod again.


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16 October 2017 : FA Cup First Round Draw : Glovers Given League One Opponents
Yeovil Town have been drawn to play against League One side Southend United in the First Round of the FA Cup. The match will be played at Huish Park over the weekend of November 3rd - November 6th, with the draw having been made live on BBC2 and BT Sport this evening.

The full FA Cup First Round Draw is as follows:

Stevenage vs Nantwich Town or Kettering Town
Bradford City vs Chesterfield
Port Vale vs Oxford United
Newport County vs Walsall
Morecambe vs Hartlepool United
Yeovil Town vs Southend United
Peterborough United vs Tranmere Rovers
Cambridge United vs Sutton United
Forest Green Rovers vs Macclesfield Town
AFC Fylde vs Kidderminster Harriers
Luton Town vs Portsmouth
Shrewsbury Town vs Aldershot Town
Hereford vs AFC Telford
Guiseley vs Accrington Stanley
Blackburn Rovers vs Barnet
East Thurrock United or Ebbsfleet United vs Doncaster Rovers
Leatherhead vs Brackley Town or Billericay Town
Boreham Wood vs Blackpool
Shaw Lane Association vs Mansfield Town
Colchester United vs Oxford City
Plymouth Argyle vs Grimsby Town
AFC Wimbledon vs Lincoln City
Rochdale vs Dover Athletic or Bromley
Coventry City vs Maidenhead United
Chorley or Boston United vs Fleetwood Town
Carlisle United vs Oldham Athletic
Notts County vs Bristol Rovers
Dartford vs Swindon Town
Cheltenham Town vs Maidstone United or Enfield Town
Woking or Concord Rangers vs Bury
Crewe Alexandra vs Rotherham United
Gillingham vs Dagenham and Redbridge or Leyton Orient
Hyde United vs MK Dons
Gainsborough Trinity vs Slough Town
Solihull Moors or Ossett Town vs Wycombe Wanderers
Northampton Town vs Scunthorpe United
Charlton Athletic vs Truro City
Wigan Athletic vs Crawley Town
Gateshead vs Bath City or Chelmsford City
Exeter City vs Heybridge Swifts

The winners of each First Round tie will receive 18,000 from the FA's prize pool. Further add-ons will be made for any clubs selected for TV coverage, which will be irrespective of the result of the game.


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16 October 2017 : Ciderspace Guide To Cambridge United
Tomorrow evening, Yeovil Town travel to the Abbey Stadium, home of Cambridge United, for a League Two match. In advance of the trip, the Ciderspace guide has been tweaked from our last visit - find directions, parking, ticketing, club statistics and a pub guide all bundled into one page. Find it via the link below.

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Cambridge United.

A view of the South Stand. This is the away section for Yeovil Town's 2017-18 season visit
A view of the South Stand. This is the away section for Yeovil Town's 2017-18 season visit.
Photo 2004-17 Ciderspace



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16 October 2017 : Darren Way Talks About Crewe Alexandra Team Selection
Just before Saturday afternoon's match against Crewe Alexandra kicked off at Huish Park, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC about the game. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren gives his thoughts on the decision to recall Rhys Browne to the starting line-up, why Millwall loanee Sid Nelson missed his first game since arriving on loan, and the inclusion of Omar Sowunmi in his place. Read that interview in full, via the link below.

Link: Darren Way Speaks To The BBC Just Before Kick-Off Against Crewe Alexandra.


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16 October 2017 : Team Of The Week Slot For Browne
Yeovil Town winger Rhys Browne has been included in the Team of the Week for League Two, for the weekend just gone. The nomination by the Football League Paper sees the former Grimsby Town player included in their eleven, after he scored in the Glovers' 2-0 victory over Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.

Rhys had been recalled to the starting line-up for the first time in seven matches, and he got his reward 15 minutes into the match, scoring the opening goal of the game. There's another familiar name in the eleven, with Matt Dolan getting the nod for Newport County after his current side won 4-0 at Forest Green Rovers. The Manager of the Day is also a familiar name, with Nathan Jones recognised for his side's 7-1 thrashing of Stevenage at Kenilworth Road, which thankfully means we're not the only side to have lost by a six goal margin in Bedfordshire this season!

The full eleven reads as follows:

Jack Bonham (Carlisle United)
Neal Eardley (Lincoln City), Matt Tootle (Notts County), Troy Brown (Exeter City), Jordan Thorniley (Accrington Stanley)
Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley), Luke Berry (Luton Town), Matt Dolan (Newport County), Rhys Browne (Yeovil Town)
Tom Pope (Port Vale), Danny Hylton (Luton Town)

Manager: Nathan Jones (Luton Town).


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16 October 2017 : Yeovil 1 Rovers 4 : Gas Gain Comfortable Academy Win
Yeovil Town Under-18s went down to a heavy defeat on Saturday morning at Huish Park, as a Bristol Rovers side proved too strong for them. The Academy side lost 4-1 to their Rovers counterparts, with Harry Warwick grabbing a brace, whilst Tom Mehew and James Spruce scored for the visitors. Yeovil's single goal came from Paul Golubickas.

The problems for the Glovers started with an early penalty being conceded for an obvious foul in the box, which gave Rovers their opening goal. In a relatively even first half, the Glovers had started well before that penalty was awarded, but were not particularly on top of their game for the majority of the half, with most of their chances coming on the counter-attack, and without genuinely causing the Rovers keeper any serious nerves.

They were also guilty of being caught napping immediately after the break. Possession was given away, and Rovers scored their second goal within a minute of the restart. That was followed two minutes later by Bristol Rovers getting their third of the morning on the counter-attack for a 0-3 advantage.

Yeovil did pull one back almost immediately through Paul Golubickas, to stop the Rovers advantage getting too extreme. The Glovers tried a few tactical switches during the second half, with the introduction of Gabriel Rogers as a substitute allowing him to take up a right-wing position, whilst Tom Hayes performed left-back duties, with Jack Hilton-Jones and Brad Cherrett finishing the game as a centre-back pairing. But Rovers grabbed a late fourth goal to give the visitors a comfortable win on the day.

Final Score: Yeovil Town Under-18s 1 Bristol Rovers Under-18s 4.

Scorers: Rovers Scorer (0-1), Rovers Scorer (0-2), Rovers Scorer (0-3), Paul Golubickas (1-3), Rovers Scorer (1-4)

Yeovil Town Under-18s:
Tommy Scott, Charlie Fripp, Brad Cherrett, Tommy Hayes, Lewis Dix, Samyan Ismail, Jack Hilton-Jones, Alex John, Nestor Shako, Paul Golubickas, Neville Nzembela

Substitutes:
Gabriel Rogers (for Lewis Dix), Harry Haughton (for Samyan Ismail)


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16 October 2017 : Last Chance For Advance Cambridge United vs Yeovil Town Match Tickets
Tomorrow evening sees Yeovil Town travel to play Cambridge United in a League Two fixture at the Abbey Stadium. For those fans intending to go to the game, but have yet to purchase a ticket, the Huish Park Ticket Office is handling advance ticket sales until 5.00p.m. tonight. At that point onwards, they will only be sold on the Tuesday evening at the Abbey Stadium end - note that there is a 2.00 surcharge on all tickets bought on the night of the game.

For full details on ticketing and travel, plus other matches that are on sale, follow the links below.

Link: Ticketing For Cambridge United vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Cambridge United vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Barnet vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Barnet vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Chelsea U21 and Plymouth Trophy Games.

Link: 2017-18 Yeovil Town First Team Fixture List.

Link: 2017-18 Yeovil Town League Two Game Ticketing Bundle Offers.


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15 October 2017 : GWSC Travel For Barnet vs Yeovil Town
The Green and White Supporters Club have set their travel plans for the forthcoming League Two match against Barnet. The match takes place at the Hive Stadium on Saturday 21st October, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off. Departure times and prices are listed as follows:

Barnet : Saturday 21st October 2017.
Huish Park: 9.15a.m.
Adult Members: 22.00; Member Concessions: 20.00
Adult Non-Members: 24.00; Non-Member Concessions: 22.00

To place your booking, send a text message to Paul Hadlow on 07736 044570. If you want to call him please only do so after 6.00p.m. You can also reach him at paulhadlow@outlook.com

Remember in all cases to ensure you make clear which match you are booking for, your full name (and any other names you are booking for) and a contact telephone number. You may be asked to pay a deposit of 5.00 to reserve your seat for the trip.

Link: Ticketing For Cambridge United vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Cambridge United vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Barnet vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Chelsea U21 and Plymouth Trophy Games.

Link: 2017-18 Yeovil Town First Team Fixture List.

Link: 2017-18 Yeovil Town League Two Game Ticketing Bundle Offers.

Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.


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15 October 2017 : Darren Way's Verdict On The Crewe Alexandra Game
Following Saturday afternoon's 2-0 win against Crewe Alexandra at Huish Park, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC about the game. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren's verdict on the match, including Olufela Olomola's injury and the yellow card for Francois Zoko can be read in full via the link below.

Link: Darren Way's Verdict On The Crewe Alexandra Game.


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15 October 2017 : FA Cup First Round Draw Schedule And Ball Numbers
On Monday evening, Yeovil Town and other League One and League Two clubs will find out who they have drawn in their opening round of the FA Cup. The FA Cup First Round draw will see 48 Football League sides and ultimately 32 non-league sides (once a number of Fourth Qualifying Round replays are sorted) compete across the weekend of 3rd - 6th November 2017.

The First Round draw takes place on Monday 16th October, and will be broadcast live on BBC Two and on BT Sport at around 7.10p.m. with the BBC starting their coverage from 7.00p.m. as usual. Winning clubs from the First Round will receive 18,000 from the FA's prize fund. Former FA Cup winner Dean Saunders will be one of the guests on the show, with another guest to be announced later. Actual presenter will depend on which channel you pick - the BBC will use Mark Chapman.

The draw itself is entirely unseeded an unregionalised meaning you can draw anyone in the list of 80 clubs anywhere throughout the country. The list of clubs includes Hereford (65) and Bath City (67), with the latter provided they win their replay against Chelmsford City). There's also a possibility of lightning striking twice given Solihull Moors (50) are still in the hat, whilst for those who like the unusual, Shaw Lane Association (52) are a Northern Premier League Premier Division side who were only formed in 2012 as Shaw Lane Aquaforce, and are based in Barnsley. They've had four promotions in five seasons to get to their current position, and had only previously got as far as the Preliminary Round.

The ball numbers are as follows, with Yeovil Town as usual taking Ball Number 48, given our position in the alphabet:

Football League Clubs:
1. Accrington Stanley 2. AFC Wimbledon 3. Barnet 4. Blackburn Rovers 5. Blackpool 6. Bradford City 7. Bristol Rovers 8. Bury 9. Cambridge United 10. Carlisle United 11. Charlton Athletic 12. Cheltenham Town 13. Chesterfield 14. Colchester United 15. Coventry City 16. Crawley Town 17. Crewe Alexandra 18. Doncaster Rovers 19. Exeter City 20. Fleetwood Town 21. Forest Green Rovers 22. Gillingham 23. Grimsby Town 24. Lincoln City 25. Luton Town 26. Mansfield Town 27. Milton Keynes Dons 28. Morecambe 29. Newport County 30. Northampton Town 31. Notts County 32. Oldham Athletic 33. Oxford United 34. Peterborough United 35. Plymouth Argyle 36. Port Vale 37. Portsmouth 38. Rochdale 39. Rotherham United 40. Scunthorpe United 41. Shrewsbury Town 42. Southend United 43. Stevenage 44. Swindon Town 45. Walsall 46. Wigan Athletic 47. Wycombe Wanderers 48. Yeovil Town.

Non-League Clubs:
49. Tranmere Rovers 50. Solihull Moors or Ossett Town 51. Hartlepool United 52. Shaw Lane Association 53. Chorley or Boston United 54. AFC Telford United 55. Gainsborough Trinity 56. Nantwich Town or Kettering Town 57. Gateshead 58. Guiseley 59. AFC Fylde 60. Kidderminster Harriers 61. Hyde United 62. Macclesfield Town 63. Brackley Town or Billericay Town 64. Dagenham and Redbridge or Leyton Orient 65. Hereford 66. Aldershot Town 67. Bath City or Chelmsford City 68. Oxford City 69. Maidenhead United 70. Heybridge Swifts 71. Woking or Concord Rangers 72. Truro City 73. Dover Athletic or Bromley 74. Slough Town 75. Dartford 76. Boreham Wood 77. Maidstone United or Enfield Town 78. Leatherhead 79. Sutton United 80 East Thurrock United or Ebbsfleet United.


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14 October 2017 : Video : Yeovil Town vs Crewe Alexandra Match Highlights
For those who want to see match highlights of Saturday afternoon's 2-0 victory over Crewe Alexandra, these are now available online. As well as the goals from Rhys Browne and Southampton loanee Olufela Olomola, you'll find footage of the two big chances for the visitors that saw their shots hit the woodwork. Watch via Sky Sports through the link below.

Link: Sky Sports : Yeovil Town vs Crewe Alexandra Match Highlights.


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14 October 2017 : Zoko And Olomola Problems Risk Strike Force Change For Cambridge Trip
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way remained coy after Saturday afternoon's 2-0 victory over Crewe Alexandra in giving an update on the injury of Olufela Olomola. The Southampton loanee was substituted 15 minutes before the end of the victory at Huish Park, having had lengthy treatment close to the touchline. That brought an immediate end to a day that had seen him notch his sixth goal of the 2017-18 season, with him being replaced by AFC Bournemouth loanee Sam Surridge and bringing an inevitable doubt as to whether he would be fit for Tuesday night's trip to Cambridge United.

The situation is complicated by Olomola's strike partner Francois Zoko picking up his fifth yellow card of the season, which should see him given a one match ban by the FA when the Glovers travel to the Abbey Stadium. The worst case scenario is that the Glovers have to entirely change their strike force for match if Olomola does not recover in time. Exactly what injury he picked up wasn't clear, with him going down off the ball and away from any Crewe players, with the only evidence being a heavy limp as he left the field of play to be substituted.

Speaking to BBC Somerset after the match, Way said he would consult with his medical staff first, and admitted that Zoko's suspension meant that he couldn't take any risks in terms of what the problem was with his strike partner:

"Again, I've got to wait and see. So I'll speak to the medical staff in a minute. We'll have to assess Fela in the right way, and make sure that he's prepared for Tuesday. I couldn't mess about. Not with Zokes and the position that he is in now. Obviously as I've said to you before, with a squad of 21 players, we're going to be up against it this month, and I've got to make sure everyone is finely tuned."

The obvious beneficiary for Zoko's absence would be Sam Surridge who came on as a substitute today. However, if Olomola is also missing, that could require some further juggling of the squad, given that Jordan Green has missed the last two matches with an unspecified knock. Given today's game was the first of five matches in just over a fortnight, Way said that he was expecting some injuries and suspensions to be picked up, and added that he would rather see it as an opportunity for whichever players came in:

"I was always prepared and I understand the situation that we are in when you're working with those sort of small numbers. But what an opportunity it is for someone else to come in and grab that. I need to make sure that it's a positive story. I can stand here now and be disappointed, but it's important that I prepare right now. With the squad of players that we've got, as long as we're organised and as long as we stick together, we can be a real success in this league."

Olomola himself seemed in bright spirits after the match, and did not draw attention to his injury on his Twitter account. He focussed only on his goal and the victory, saying:

"BIG BIG three points today also happy to get my 6th goal of the season."


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14 October 2017 : Darren Way Enjoys His 'Best Week As A Manager' After Victory Over Crewe
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way claimed that he had experienced his best week as a manager, after his side's 2-0 victory over Crewe Alexandra. Goals in each half from Rhys Browne and Southampton loanee Olufela Olomola gave his side their first win in five home matches, after the club had endured a sticky run of form, to lift them up to 17th in the League Two table.

Way made reference to the week's worth of training that his side had at Huish Park since last Saturday's 2-0 reverse against Newport County. With no midweek fixture for the first team, the players had trained every day since the match at Rodney Parade, and the manager told BBC Somerset after the match that it was his most enjoyable time over the last two years, despite the position his side were in leading up to the game:

"I said to the players, it's been my best week as a manager. I've really enjoyed this week. I'm not saying that lightly because I've never said that to them before. But to deal with all of the decision-making that we've had to do and the hard work that's been put in, it's been a really enjoyable workplace for me to come to."

Having lost their last home match against Colchester United, whilst throwing away a two goal lead against Morecambe, Way's side have had substantial criticism on the final whistle after matches in recent weeks. Today there was warm applause after the victory and a much improved performance. Way said that the reaction from games was part of football management and said the objective had been to put on a performance that would persuade fans to return for the next home fixture:

"To be honest, that's football management, isn't it? If you don't win then you've got to expect criticism, and it's about how you deal with that. I thought the way the players dealt with it this week, and the manner was terrific. Everyone was working hard. I thought they deserved that result today. We asked for a performance where the supporters want to go home, and then are coming back to watch the next one. I think the players gave absolutely everything today. With 2-0 and a clean sheet, I don't think you can ask for more."


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14 October 2017 : Man of the Match Voting for Yeovil Town vs Crewe Alexandra
If you watched Saturday afternoon's 2-0 win against Crewe Alexandra at Huish Park, don't forget to cast your Man of the Match votes. Choose your top three players from the match, plus entertainment and performance ratings along with any other comments you want to make on the game, using the form below.

Link: Man of the Match Voting for Yeovil Town vs Crewe Alexandra.


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14 October 2017 : Yeovil 2 Crewe 0 : First Home Win In Five Games Lifts Pressure Off Glovers
Yeovil Town picked up their first home win in five matches, thanks to a 2-0 win over Crewe Alexandra this afternoon. The Glovers scored a goal in each half with Rhys Browne netting his third goal of the season after an Otis Khan cross had been flicked on by Francois Zoko. Then Olufela Olomola doubled the lead after he converted a Ryan Dickson cross. Crewe had their own chances as they hit the woodwork twice during the game, but the home side saw the game out in a more positive manner than they have done in recent matches, to push them up to 17th in the League Two table.

The Glovers went into the match making three changes to their starting line-up, with Sid Nelson having to withdraw from the squad due to an operation on a broken nose. His position was taken by Omar Sowunmi. Matt Worthington's place in the side was taken by Rhys Browne as a formation change saw 4-3-3 replaced by 4-4-2. In the back four, a straight swap saw Bevis Mugabi preferred for Tom James. In the Crewe line-up, Zoumana Bakayogo was one of those former Glovers you forgot existed - his loan period during the 2013-14 season was cruelly ended by an ACL injury in his one appearance at St Andrews, against Birmingham City.

This was an open match throughout the 90 minutes that swung from end-to-end at frequent intervals. Olufela Olomola got the first shot of the game in, but it was deflected by a defender meaning the Crewe keeper Dave Richards got an easy take. Things were rather closer at the other end, when Chris Cooper's effort clipped the outside of the goalpost, before Olomola got in behind the Crewe defence only to fire wide.

Yeovil took the lead, a quarter of an hour into the match. Otis Khan's low cross was flicked across the box by Francois Zoko into the path of Rhys Browne. He only had a narrow angle to shoot, but fired home from close range for his third goal of the season, and to give him a lift after being recalled to the starting eleven. That level of confidence showed when Olomola put him through on goal, but Browne's chance to put his side two up went over the bar.

As the half closed, Crewe began to get a grip on the game, with Artur Krysiak getting down low to his right to save a Jordan Bowery effort, before a Tom Lowery cross forced Krysiak to palm the ball away as it went dangerously close to goal. Krysiak saved again from a Callum Ainley effort, and then from Bowery as a throw-in allowed Lowery to cross into the box. Crewe had enough chances to have easily equalised by the time the half time whistle blew, but thankfully Yeovil just about stood firm.

Ten minutes of the second half pointed to more of the same, albeit with Crewe's chances being limited to Conor Grant putting an effort over the bar. But ten minutes into the half, Yeovil doubled their lead with their first chance of the second period. Ryan Dickson burst down the left flank, and put in a cross that found Olufela Olomola. His shot took a deflection that caused the ball to loop, and that was good enough to give him his sixth goal of the season and to give the Glovers a decent cushion at 2-0.

Crewe introduced the experienced Chris Dagnall as a substitute, and then went ultra-close when an Eddie Nolan header hit the crossbar, but then found Jordan Bowery wasting the rebound as it went over the bar. There was a lengthy delay when Olufela Olomola went down injured close to the touchline, which required lengthy treatment and an immediate substitution - the big concern being that his fall to the turf didn't appear to be from any obvious contact from any Crewe players - Sam Surridge replaced him.

Having allowed two goal leads to slip against Forest Green, Morecambe and Chesterfield this season, all eyes were on the clock and what might happen if Crewe got a goal back. But actually Yeovil had enough efforts in the closing stages to have justified a third goal as they caught the visitors on the break. Rhys Browne had a shot parried away by the keeper, Francois Zoko put over the crossbar from a Sam Surridge move, and then Browne had another effort saved by the keeper's feet. Their one wobble was when Artur Krysiak dropped the ball inside his own box, but Ryan Dickson was on hand to block the ball on the line.

The only negative points came from Francois Zoko picking up his fifth yellow card of the season, which will see him heading for suspension, whilst there will be concern at Olufela Olomola's injury during the second period. But on the flip side, the first clean sheet in seven games, and the first home win in five games pulled Yeovil up to 17th in the table, and stops some of the recent concern over their results for the time being.

Link: 2017-18 Latest League Two Table.

Final Score: Yeovil Town 2 Crewe Alexandra 0.

Scorers: Rhys Browne (1-0, 15 mins), Olufela Olomola (2-0, 56 mins)

Yeovil Town:
1. Artur Krysiak
5. Bevis Mugabi 17. Omar Sowunmi 3. Nathan Smith 11. Ryan Dickson
9. Rhys Browne 8. Connor Smith 16. James Bailey (Capt) 7. Otis Khan
24. Olufela Olomola 13. Francois Zoko

Substitutes:
12. Jonny Maddison 4. Matt Worthington 6. Keston Davies 10. Jake Gray 14. Sam Surridge (74 mins for Olufela Olomola) 23. Tom James 30. Alefe Santos (89 mins for Otis Khan)

Crewe Alexandra:
13 Dave Richards
2 Perry Ng 6 Michael Raynes 12 Eddie Nolan 3 Zoumana Bakayogo
14 Callum Ainley 16 Tom Lowery 28 Conor Grant 11 George Cooper
7 Chris Porter 10 Jordan Bowery

Substitutes:
1 Ben Garratt 4 Brad Walker 9 Chris Dagnall (61 mins for Callum Ainley) 18 Harry Pickering (79 mins for Zoumana Bakayogo) 20 Charlie Kirk (79 mins for Jordan Bowery) 24 Lewis Reilly 27 Sam Stubbs

Yeovil Bookings: Francois Zoko (89 mins, handball)

Crewe Alexandra Bookings: None.

Yeovil Match Statistics: Possession: 53%; Shots: 13; Shots On Target: 7; Corners: 6; Fouls: 18.

Crewe Alexandra Match Statistics: Possession: 47%; Shots: 11; Shots On Target: 4; Corners: 8; Fouls: 8.

Referee: Ben Toner (Lancashire). Assistants: Steven Plane (Worcestershire) and Matthew Lee (West Sussex). Fourth Official: Samuel Ogles (Hampshire).

Attendance: 2,360 (with 127 Crewe Alexandra supporters).


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14 October 2017 : Team News For Yeovil Town vs Crewe Alexandra
The starting line-up for Yeovil Town's League Two match against Crewe Alexandra at Huish Park has been revealed. The match sees the Glovers name three changes compared to the one that took to the field against Newport County last Saturday at Rodney Parade. Millwall loanee Sid Nelson needed an operation to correct a broken nose during the week, and he is replaced by Omar Sowunmi.

Right-back Bevis Mugabi returns to a starting position, with Tom James going onto the bench. The other change sees Matt Worthington drop to the bench, with Rhys Browne coming in as an extra wide man.

The three first team squad members to miss out today are right-back Daniel Alfei (knee injury, out for season), defender Sid Nelson (broken nose) and attacker Jordan Green (unspecified injury).

The team reads as follows:

Yeovil Town:
1. Artur Krysiak
5. Bevis Mugabi 17. Omar Sowunmi 3. Nathan Smith 11. Ryan Dickson
9. Rhys Browne 8. Connor Smith 16. James Bailey (Capt) 7. Otis Khan
24. Olufela Olomola 13. Francois Zoko

Substitutes:
12. Jonny Maddison 4. Matt Worthington 6. Keston Davies 10. Jake Gray 14. Sam Surridge 23. Tom James 30. Alefe Santos

Crewe Alexandra:
13 Dave Richards
2 Perry Ng 6 Michael Raynes 12 Eddie Nolan 3 Zoumana Bakayogo
14 Callum Ainley 16 Tom Lowery 28 Conor Grant 11 George Cooper
7 Chris Porter 10 Jordan Bowery

Substitutes:
1 Ben Garratt 4 Brad Walker 9 Chris Dagnall 18 Harry Pickering 20 Charlie Kirk 24 Lewis Reilly 27 Sam Stubbs


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14 October 2017 : Yeovil Town vs Port Vale : Man Of The Match Result
Late last month, Yeovil Town played a League Two home fixture against Port Vale at Huish Park. The Glovers fell behind in the game due to a Tom Pope first half goal, but managed to dig out a 1-1 draw thanks to a second half scrambled Otis Khan goal.

Man of the Match voting saw centre-back Nathan Smith recognised, alongside Matt Worthington who was an unexpected early substitute due to a serious injury to Dan Alfei, which saw him playing 80 minutes as a right-back. The poll winner on the day though was Otis Khan, who bagged his fourth goal of the season.

Full results are as shown below, with outright MOTM votes in brackets:

1. Otis Khan 86 (6)
2. Matt Worthington 56 (5)
3. Nathan Smith 52 (4)
4. James Bailey 44 (2)
5. Sid Nelson 26 (0)
6. Ryan Dickson 22 (1)
7. Francois Zoko 20 (0)
8. Jake Gray 10 (1)
9. Artur Krysiak 6 (0)
10. Daniel Alfei 6 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 4.18
Performance : 4.55
Entertainment : 3.82
VOTES RECEIVED : 22


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14 October 2017 : Glovers Trust Plans For The Crewe Alexandra Game
On Saturday afternoon, Yeovil Town play a League Two home match against Crewe Alexandra at Huish Park. The Glovers Trust will be on duty prior to the game in both the Supporters Marquee and The Arrow, in what is their first visit to the ground following their 2017 AGM. If you watched their AGM online or were present at the meeting, or read the output, you might have some views on the topics discussed, so come along and give them feedback.

At the AGM and also after the game, there were some discussions regarding membership and renewals. If you're in doubt over your current membership status, either pop over and see them, or drop them a message to check. The Trust are also reaching out to supporters with respect to a 'ten item challenge' set by Supporters Director David Mills, and they would like your inputs on this topic. See below for full details:

Match: Crewe Alexandra (Home)

Trust Presence: Supporters Marquee and The Arrow - approximately 1.00p.m. to 2.30p.m.

Marquee Services: 50/50 draw, membership renewals, pre-ordered membership collections.

Arrow Services: 50/50 draw, membership renewals, 20% discount on pre-match food orders (Trust Members only).

Specific Discussion Points of Interest: Recruiting volunteers, promoting membership, thoughts on AGM, 10-item challenge (see below points of note).

Other points of note:
The Trust AGM took place on Wednesday 11th of October.Those who missed it can watch the recording from the Western Gazette Facebook page (note this video is 60 minutes long, and you may need a Facebook account).

The Trust have donated a number of 2016 branded Polo Shirts to an orphanage in Moshie, Africa. More information can be found in the article here.

The minutes from a meeting that members of the Trust Board held with David Mills in September have now been approved and are now published on the Trust website. A key outcome from the meeting is a 10-item challenge that David has set out to the Trust. David wants the Glovers Trust to identify ten realistic off the field things that he could do to improve the fan experience at Huish Park. He pledged to complete the ten tasks within a period of three months and if there was a good reason why any could not be done explain why this is the case. The Trust Board intend to build a list derived from feedback of all Yeovil Town supporters and will be meeting to discuss the format and medium for recording suggestions. If you have ideas of what should be included in that list, either discuss directly in the Beer Tent or the Arrow, or drop them an email.

There are still a number of membership cards awaiting collection from the marquee. If any supporters have purchased membership, please don't forget to collect your card from the Trust team.


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13 October 2017 : Michael McIndoe Gives On Views On What Led Him To Bankruptcy
Former Yeovil Town winger Michael McIndoe has given what is believed to be his first public reaction to accusations concerning his running of an investment scheme for other footballers. The 37 year old has largely gone to ground over the last five years, following allegations that he had been involved in a Ponzi/pyramid investment scheme involving a number of professional footballers.

When the former Bristol City and Wolverhampton Wanderers player was declared bankrupt in October 2014, owing in the region of 3.5 million pounds. In addition, police were brought in to investigate his financial affairs, following allegations of fraud. At present, no charges have been brought against him. At the time of his bankruptcy, seventeen men were listed as potential creditors, including former Glovers Lee Johnson and Leon Best, plus Matt Murray, Carl Ikeme, Freddy Eastwood, Andy Keogh, Lloyd Dyer, David Bell, Isaac Osbourne, Roy O'Donovan, Alan Sheehan and Sam Baldock along with a player's agent and a former Wolves youth player.

McIndoe has now given his own public reaction to those events - principally because he has published his own autobiography. Entitled 'Wildling: My Autobiography', the book is a 252 page paperback that covers his childhood in Edinburgh as well as his playing career, as well as his well-known alcohol and gambling problems that were disruptive during the latter days of his time at Yeovil Town.

He has a very different viewpoint on what caused his bankruptcy to what has been reported in the national press. He denies being part of any Ponzi scheme, and states that his debts related to his gambling problems, as well as a failed investment in an Oxford Street London night club. He claims all of the money he owed to former team-mates and others in the game were ordinary personal loans:

"I have never run any kind of investment scheme or Ponzi scheme. They were all personal loans, and 80 per cent of them were done through lawyers. The money I borrowed was for a multitude of things, consolidating loans, to help me in my financial situation. There was gambling involved, yes - some was to pay off gambling debts but I wanted to get into business."

The business venture appears to have suffered from some poor dilligence in terms of the future of Stamp nightclub in Oxford Street. Situated close to Soho Square, it was one of the buildings that had been earmarked for demolition as part of the Tottenham Court Road Station expansion that will serve the new Crossrail line, meaning that there was already an enforcement order in place when he took it over. He blames an unnamed former business partner for what materialised, adding:

"I got ripped off, I feel annoyed at trusting people I shouldnt have done."

McIndoe claims he has not gambled for five years now. He says that he plans to get back into football in some capacity, although doesn't elaborate in what capacity that might be, nor how welcome he might be if he happens to bump into any of those people that he owed money to.


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13 October 2017 : Officials For Yeovil Town vs Crewe Alexandra
Officials for the League Two fixture between Yeovil Town and Crewe Alexandra have been published by the Football League. The match takes place on Saturday 14th October 2017, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off at Huish Park. The man in charge of the fixture will be Ben Toner (Lancashire).

Mr Toner is in his third season as a Football League referee and we've had him twice. The first was the September 2015 League Two match against Crawley Town that saw us gain a 1-0 victory at the Broadfield Stadium. He had an ultra-quiet game, with zero bookings, and we can't recall too much during the match that suggested he should have intervened at any key stage.

Our most recent match came against Luton Town in the February 2017 EFL Trophy tie, that saw Yeovil knocked out by a 5-2 scoreline. As well as the seven goals, there were also four bookings spread across the two sides, although nothing we can recall anyone getting fussy about, although with it being the Checkatrade competition, arguments about the result weren't too heavy at that point anyway.

Despite his inexperience as a League referee, he has had some variety to his career so far - in the summer of 2014, he was selected to represent the English FA in the Dallas Cup, which during that year included youth and development teams from Fulham, Fluminense of Brazil, River Plate of Argentina and the US Under 20 National team. He hails from Darwen and is a teacher at Fleetwood High School and so presumably won't be given too many Fleetwood Town matches to look after.

So far this season, he's taken charge of 8 matches, handing out 21 yellow cards and one red card. That dismissal came on September 16th when he dismissed Oldham Athletic's Eoin Doyle in the 90th minute for two bookable offences in their home game against Shrewsbury Town.

Mr Toner will be assisted by Steven Plane (Worcestershire) and Matthew Lee (West Sussex). The Fourth Official will be Samuel Ogles (Hampshire).

Link: September 2015 : Crawley Town 0 Yeovil Town 1.

Link: February 2017 : Luton Town 5 Yeovil Town 2.


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13 October 2017 : Darren Way Previews The Crewe Alexandra Game
As part of the build-up to Saturday afternoon's League Two fixture against Crewe Alexandra at Huish Park, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC about the game. With questions from BBC Somerset reporter Tom Seymour, Darren gives his views on training this week, the club's current run of four home matches without a win, and the reaction from supporters regarding the club's overall form. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Darren Way Speaks To The BBC As Part Of The Build-Up To Crewe Alexandra.


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13 October 2017 : An Insight Into Insight 63 - Yeovil Town's New Advisors
On Thursday, Yeovil Town announced that they had engaged with a company called Insight 63 Limited. The person that will be directly involving himself with the club is Mark Palmer, with his remit covering both on and off the field issues. The club's statement does not identify any specific end goal or problem that Insight have been brought in to resolve, except that Palmer says that "the ultimate aim is to take YTFC back up the football pyramid".

The club statement doesn't divulge a lot of information about Insight or Mr Palmer. However, various searches around the internet have made it possible to build up a limited picture. Insight 63 was formed in October 2014. However, for its first year, it was a dormant company, with operational accounts only made available from October 2015 onwards. It's therefore been in active existence for two years.

Insight is registered as a company at Kemp House, 152-160 City Road in London, and the club's statement describes them as being 'based in London'. However, this is not a physical office address. This is a virtual address hosted by a company called Capital Office who provide facilities for large numbers of companies, largely on the basis that they give them a 'prestige' address but without the expense of actually having to rent the building. Companies can hire rooms as needed, or simply use the address as a mail-forwarding facility.

Anyone operating a company could use the above address as a 'front' to their organisation, simply by visiting www.yourvirtualofficelondon.co.uk where they invite you to 'Impress With A London Address' from as little as 7.70 a month. But your actual business operations can be based in Cornwall, if you prefer. By what is almost certainly a concidence, both The Famous Company Limited and Famous Etc Limited - two of the many companies that were used to front the girl group Viva Pitch that attended Huish Park in 2013, were both registered as having their office at the same address as Insight 63 Limited.

Mark Palmer is Insight's sole director, and owns all shares in the company. It's therefore likely that his company is a one-man band. He is registered as living just outside Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. The single year of accounts that have been filed for Insight show a very modest amount of trading, with the Profit and Loss account showing that they made a loss of 2,839 for the year ending September 30th 2016, with current assets of 2,313. The company's position allows them to file unaudited abbreviated accounts, meaning that the size of the company is deemed small under Company Law.

Impress state on their website that their main line of business revolves around the following five key areas:
Locating direct buyers / majority shareholding
Financial partners & investors
Restructuring of debt
Increasing existing revenue streams
Opening up new innovative streams of Revenues

Palmer also describes his own views on the company, via his Linked In profile:

"Insight is a London based advisory firm working specifically in and focused on the professional football market. We work on driving investment into football clubs and our working knowledge of the sport allows us to leverage our significant experience and track record, to gain direct access to club opportunities within this unique space. Acting on a bespoke and confidential basis both on the sell and buy side, we source, negotiate and help close transactions, as well as providing an operational platform for the investor after the transaction is completed, if that is required.

We have a deeply experienced management team that work alongside club ownership to locate and source potential joint venture partners, equity partners, through to parties that may be interested in acquiring a club and its assets. Many of the projects we work on also have significant property development angles, including regeneration of land owned by a club, through to stadium improvement and relocation. Inspired by our passion for sport our main objective is to help both clubs and investors utilise their skill sets and assets to the full to provide a sustainable model for the future of the game, for many future generations of supporters to enjoy
."

Searches for any football clubs working with Insight 63 draws a solid blank. However, in the case of Mark Palmer, there is one instance where his name pops up as a public figure. In 2008, he was part of a company called S1 Sports Limited. In this role, he acted as the spokesman for a consortium that were attempting to purchase AFC Bournemouth, who at the time were in administration. He was described at the time as being a Cherries supporter. There is no suggestion of him being part of the actual consortium that tried to purchase the club - reports describe him as a front man for Mel Griffin and Jim Moore who were the actual interested parties.

Despite Palmer holding talks with administrator, and his group subsequently placing a formal bid on July 22nd 2008 with the Administrator, it would appear that the consortium did not receive a formal reply to their offer, with an alternative party preferred for the sale of the Bournemouth club. Palmer put out a statement confirming that his consortium's offer had been withdrawn, due to their deadline having passed.


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12 October 2017 : Yeovil Town Appoint New Advisor To Liaise With The Board
Having recently announced the arrival of a Football Advisor at Huish Park, Yeovil Town have now announced that another advisor has been engaged by the club. They have engaged with Mark Palmer who runs a football consultancy business registered in London called Insight 63 Limited. The club describe Palmer as having "vast experience at a high level working confidentially with a number of league clubs in England and across Europe" although don't reveal which clubs have been involved.

The club's statement quotes Palmer as working alongside Chairman John Fry and says that the remit will cover both on and off the field operations. Palmer says:

"Using the experience, knowledge and contacts that I have gained in football, I will be striving to drive the club forward whilst working alongside the Chairman. I will be looking at how we can improve the fortunes of the club both on and off the field, while looking at everything from stadium facilities, the further integration of the club within the local community, through to developing a winning team and making the club a more viable proposition for investors and businesses to engage with. The ultimate aim is to take YTFC back up the football pyramid. I am excited by the challenges at Huish Park. However, at the same time I am under no illusions and understand the challenges that lay ahead while being respectful of where the club has come from."

Fry says that he has known Palmer for over three years, and that he is personally aware of his reputation within the footballing industry. He adds:

"We are very pleased to welcome Mark Palmer to Huish Park in this new advisory capacity. He is someone that I have known for over three years through his work and reputation in football. With the all-round experience he has, Mark will prove to be an excellent acquisition for the club and will very quickly play a significant role in the future of the club and moving it forward on all levels. Although Insight 63 Ltd usually work strictly on a confidential basis with clubs, both Mark and I thought it was important that our fans know we are working proactively and openly to enhance YTFCs future."

Insight do not appear to have an open office in London, with their registered company address being a virtual address in City Road, London housing a large number of companies, and effectively acting as a PO Box for their communications and registration. Insight were formed in October 2014, with Palmer as their sole director.


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12 October 2017 : Brighton 4 Yeovil 2 : Natkiel Double Sinks Ladies In Cup Group Game
Yeovil Town Ladies suffered defeat in their opening Continental Tyres Cup Group Stage match on Wednesday evening, as Brighton and Hove Albion won 4-2 in Sussex. The midweeker saw the Glovers radically change their standard Super League line-up, with eight changes made from Sunday's line-up against Sunderland, in what is the Ladies' league cup tournament.

One of those changes was the introduction of goalkeeper Laura O'Sullivan and she made an early save from Ini Umotong, before a Nicola Cousins chance for Yeovil at the other end threatened the Brighton goal. There were warning signs for Yeovil though, as an Umotong header came off the crossbar from a Fliss Gibbons cross midway through the half. Gibbons then showed her own aerial prescence with the opening goal as she scored on the near post from a Sophie Perry corner.

Brighton doubled their lead just before the break, when Ini Umotong got space behind the back four, rounding keeper O'Sullivan in a one-v-one before slotting the ball into the empty net. The Seagulls even managed to squeeze in a third goal two minutes later when Kate Natkiel got her first of the night just before the half time whistle blew.

The home side looked to be running away with the tie midway through the second half when Hope Powell's side went four goals up. This saw Kate Natkiel grab her second with the goal of the night, as her long range shot was rifled into the back of the net off the goalframe for a 4-0 lead.

With Yeovil looking dead and buried, their problems were added to when Bow Jackson went down injured, leaving them to play the remainder of the game with ten players, due to all three substitutions having been made. But oddly that was to be the point at which they gave the scoreline more respectability. Substitute Kayleigh Green's bursting run saw her square the ball to Paige Sawyer, who scored on her debut. Then Green's impact became even greater as she netted herself deep into injury time to put a few smiles on the players faces when the final whistle blew.

Final Score: Brighton and Hove Albion 4 Yeovil Town Ladies 2.

Scorers: Fliss Gibbons (28 mins, 1-0), Ini Umotong (42 mins, 2-0), Kate Natkiel (44 mins, 3-0), Kate Natkiel (70 mins, 4-0), Paige Sawyer (90 mins, 4-1), Kayleigh Green (90 mins, 4-2).

Brighton and Hove Albion: Lucy Gillett, Bethan Roe, Ameila Ritchie, Laura Rafferty, Sophie Perry, Aileen Whelan, Jenna Legg, Danielle Buet, Fliss Gibbons, Ini Umotong, Kate Natkiel.

Substitutes: Kirsty Barton (46 mins for Danielle Buet), Natalie Taylor (71 mins for Kate Natkiel), Laura Hartley (76 mins for Lucy Gillett), Chloe Sansom, Lucy Somes, Bronwen Thomas.

Yeovil Town: Laura O'Sullivan, Leah Burridge, Nicola Cousins (C), Paige Sawyer, Chloe Melton, Hannah Miles, Bow Jackson, Ella Pusey, Chloe Lloyd, Rachel Hignett, Georgia Evans.

Substitutes: Kayleigh Green (61 mins for Chloe Melton), Katie Jones (67 mins for Rachel Hignett), Kelly Aldridge (76 mins for Leah Burridge), Gemma Evans, Annie Heatherson, Bethany-May Howard, Jessie Jones.


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11 October 2017 : Glovers Trust 2017 AGM Report
Yeovil Town's Glovers Trust held their Annual General Meeting this evening. In a meeting held at Yeovil Labour Club, this allowed them to present their first full year of existance, with their previous AGM last summer having represented the start-up of the independent Supporters Trust. This meeting allowed the Trust an opportunity to review their achievements over the last twelve months, obtain feedback from members, and shape direction moving forward.

The Glovers Trust accounts have been produced in draft form, and show a total of 5,117.74 in their current account. There is around 1,000 worth of merchandise held as current stock that should later turn into money. It was explained that the irregular length of the first accounting year, and initial set-up costs meant that it would take another year to see what was typical of an accounting year for the Trust. Outgoing costs included the implementation of a PO Box number for postal communications, Supporters Direct membership, FCA Membership, Website, Match Sponsorship (a figure of 600 was negotiated to not include an Executive Box, as normal match sponsorship rates were 900 with a Box). Unfortunately due to Treasurer Simon Brimble being ill and absent from the AGM, the full breakdown of the figures could not be presented. The final accounts are to be audited and will then be published to members.

Trust Membership figures were disclosed at the meeting. In October 2016, the Trust had 270 adult members, 44 junior members and 3 corporate members. In October 2017, this had changed to 125 adult members, 7 junior members and 3 corporate members. Brendon acknowledged his disappointment at the change in membership numbers. However, he said that part of the drop-off may be explained by fans not visiting Huish Park this season. Once the Trust have had their first Board meeting of the 2017-18 season, they plan to contact expired members to see if there are reasons to renew, and to encourage those who have yet to renew to rejoin.

The Trust described the progress that they had made in liaising with the Yeovil Town Ladies side. They said that their decision to sponsor the Ladies had given them access to Huish Park that they had been unable to get during men's matches. They noted that three of the Ladies board had subsequently become Trust members, whilst a member of the Glovers Trust had attended a Ladies meeting concerning their current efforts to secure funding for their full time status. They hope to set up a strong partnership between both bodies on an ongoing basis.

Trust Chairman Brendon Owen said that at present the Trust were unable to sign up to the Supporters Alliance Group due to the rules and regulations that each group attending is expected to sign up to as a condition of membership of the alliance, pointing out that it would completely compromise the Trust's independence from the club. They had consulted with Supporters Direct who had been behind the formation of the Football League rules that require clubs to meet with fans groups at least twice a year, and the Trust had been told that the intention of the new regulations had been for independent Supporters Trusts to be included in those meetings without compromise.

After these discussions with Yeovil Town Supporters Director David Mills, regarding the Supporters Alliance Group, Brendon attended an Alliance meeting as a silent observer. At the meeting were representatives from GWSC, DSA, Cary Glovers, Junior Glovers and Bridport Glovers groups. Company Secretary Kirsty Baker and Supporters Director David Mills represented the club, with Kirsty recording the minutes. Brendon said he was impressed with GWSC and Junior Glovers inputs into issues brought up at the meeting. However, he had concerns that only Kirsty and David were present from the club and that no Yeovil Town Board members were present. Brendon said that by not being directly present at the meeting, there was a risk of emotions being diluted when written on paper.

The Football Club, through Kirsty and David, are looking to change the constitution of the Supporters Alliance Group to remove clauses that meant that groups could be removed if they spoke out against the club, or stood as independent of the club. The Trust members gave their views on whether it is in the interests of the Trust to join the Alliance if the constitution is changed. Concern was raised amongst members that the lack of minutes from those meetings meant that it was impossible to judge the worthiness of attending such a forum. Those members present said that it would be easier to offer an opinion if they could view minutes or the associated rules that groups have to sign up to. The Board will defer a decision on this until they have viewed the revised Alliance Group constitution and the minutes of the meeting that Brendon attended.

In a separate Trust meeting with David Mills - he asked the Trust to set a challenge to set ten realistic achievable challenges for David to do over a three month period that he could follow through and try to complete, to demonstrate that the club could react to supporter concerns. The Trust plan to shortly circulate this idea to members, and will attempt to select the ten best suggestions from members and present them to him as a challenge to carry out.

The meeting also discussed methods and ways of improving communication and awareness of the Glovers Trust and its aims. The Trust Board also noted that with seven Board positions filled out of the ten that the constitution allowed for, they would encourage further volunteers to step forward. Those who do wish to volunteer and help the Board should contact the Glovers Trust directly.


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11 October 2017 : Grimsby Town vs Yeovil Town : Man Of The Match Result
Last month saw Yeovil Town travel to play Grimsby Town in a League Two fixture at Blundell Park. The match ended up in a 2-1 defeat, with the main bright spot of the game being Francois Zoko's equalising goal midway through the first half. Unfortunately, two set pieces - a corner and a free kick - proved to Yeovil's undoing.

Man of the Match voting saw three defensive players take the honours. Millwall loanee Sid Nelson and long-serving Nathan Smith were the centre-back pairings on the day and they got recognition for their performances. The poll winner though was goalkeeper Artur Krysiak, perhaps giving an indication that the scoreline could have been worse than it was.

Full results were as shown below, with outright MOTM votes in brackets:

1. Artur Krysiak 38 (3)
2. Nathan Smith 18 (1)
3. Sid Nelson 12 (1)
4. Francois Zoko 10 (0)
5. Sam Surridge 2 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 4
Performance : 4
Entertainment : 4
VOTES RECEIVED : 5


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11 October 2017 : Glovers Trust AGM To Take Place Tonight
The Glovers Trust will be holding their AGM tonight, following their first full year in operation. The meeting will take place at the Yeovil Labour Club in Central Road (BA20 1JL) starting at 8.00p.m. As well as the formal change of Trust Board representatives, that will see Ryan Blatchford, Rod Jones and Dean Mountain become board members, the Trust will also provide an update on their last twelve months operations, as well as using a question and answer session to help provide clarity on such matters, and to shape the future.

All current Trust members are welcome to attend, whilst there should be membership forms available on the night if you've yet to sign up or renew your membership.

Glovers Trust AGM Notice
Glovers Trust AGM Notice



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10 October 2017 : Yeovil 1 Bishop Sutton 0 : Late Nzembela Strike Sees Glovers Through
Yeovil Town needed a late goal to proceed through to the Second Round of the Somerset Premier Cup tonight. The match at Huish Park, against Western League Division One opponents Bishop Sutton was won by a 86th minute strike from substitute Neville Nzembela at a point where the match appeared to be heading for extra time.

The Glovers fielded a line-up entirely built around their Academy Under-18 side, with Antonio Falanga managing the team in the dugouts. His side dominated the first half, but without being able to come up with chances that would worry the Bishop Sutton goalkeeper too much. Their opponents played deep to defend, frustrating the Yeovil side.

That appeared to be bearing fruits for them up until four minutes before the end of the scheduled 90 minutes, when a long ball up field was played into the path of Neville Nzembela. He lobbed the advancing goalkeeper from 25 yards out for a classy finish, giving Yeovil Town a route through to the Second Round stages.

Final Score: Yeovil Town (Academy) 1 Bishop Sutton 0.

Scorer: Neville Nzembela (1-0, 86 mins)

Yeovil Town Academy:
1. Tommy Scott 2. Charlie Fripp 3. Lewis Dix 4. Jack Hilton-Jones 5. Thomas Hayes 6. Bradley Cherrett 7. Gabriel Rogers 8. Samyan Ismail 9. Nestor Shako 10. Paulius Golubickas 11. Jack Rice-Lethaby

Substitutes:
13. Isaac Atherley 14. Alex John 15. Harry Haughton 16. Jamie Irwin 18. Neville Nzembela

Bishop Sutton:
1. Fraser Thomas 2. James Pool 3. Sam Roberts 4. Kai Long 5. Nathan Rendell 6. Tom Clark 7. Sam Downes 8. Jake Keen (Capt) 9. Mason Daggar 10. Josh Keen 11. Chris Hind

Substitutes:
12. Zak Francis 13. Corey Rawlings 15. Sam Glasson 16. Adam Young.

Referee: Matt Eva. Assistants: Dave Lilly and George Cross. Fourth Official: Shaun Enever.

Attendance: 148.


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10 October 2017 : Team News For Yeovil Town vs Bishop Sutton
Line-ups for tonight's Somerset Premier Cup First Round tie at Huish Park are now available. The match sees Antonio Falanga's side selected from the club's Under-18 squad, with no first team professionals involved for the match against Bishop Sutton.

The match will be played to a conclusion tonight, with extra time and penalties if needed. The line-ups are as follows:

Yeovil Town Academy:
1. Tommy Scott 2. Charlie Fripp 3. Lewis Dix 4. Jack Hilton-Jones 5. Thomas Hayes 6. Bradley Cherrett 7. Gabriel Rogers 8. Samyan Ismail 9. Nestor Shako 10. Paulius Golubickas 11. Jack Rice-Lethaby

Substitutes:
13. Isaac Atherley 14. Alex John 15. Harry Haughton 16. Jamie Irwin 18. Neville Nzembela

Bishop Sutton:
1. Fraser Thomas 2. James Pool 3. Sam Roberts 4. Kai Long 5. Nathan Rendell 6. Tom Clark 7. Sam Downes 8. Jake Keen (Capt) 9. Mason Daggar 10. Josh Keen 11. Chris Hind

Substitutes:
12. Zak Francis 13. Corey Rawlings 15. Sam Glasson 16. Adam Young.


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10 October 2017 : Taff's Gloversblog : Doing Defeats Textbook Style
Yeovil Town's weekend just gone was one of the hype of Harry Redknapp appearing at Huish Park, followed by the hopes dashed at Rodney Parade, home of Newport County. The latest Taff's Gloversblog picks up some of the themes that developed around both topics, and how recent results have shaped the club's season. Read on via the link below, and provide your own views at the foot of the article.

Link: Taff's Gloversblog : Doing Defeats Textbook Style.


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10 October 2017 : Former Loanee Prijovic Fires Serbia Into Russia Finals
The current international break has seen a lot of outstanding issues decided, in terms of who will go to the 2018 World Cup Finals in Russia. Former Yeovil Town loanee Aleksandar Prijovic had a night to remember, as he scored the winning goal that put his country Serbia into the finals for the first time since 2010. Their 1-0 win came thanks to his presence as a substitute, as he netted in the 74th minute of the game, to leave them top of their group.

This was Prijovic's first goal for his country at senior level, with last night being his fifth cap. He's had a slightly unusual international pedigree, in that he has played for both Serbia and Switzerland between Under-17 and Under-21 levels, but is now tied to his parents country, rather than his country of birth. Not too surprisingly Prijovic declared last night's strike as the biggest in the 27 year old's career so far:

"It can be said that this is the biggest goal in my career. I dreamed of getting an important goal for the country. We deserve this. When I scored the goal, I thanked God because I had dreamed of this my whole life."

Prijovic is currently playing for Greek side PAOK, who he signed for in January 2017 on a four-and-a-half year contract. His Yeovil Town career was rather more low key, having played four games for the club during the 2008-09 season under Russell Slade as an 18 year old, on loan from Derby County. His spell with the club was partly curtailed due to an illness that meant he returned to Derby, but when he was fit and available, Slade had left the building and new manager Terry Skiverton chose not to follow through an extension on his deal.

Link: Aleksandar Prijovic : Yeovil Town Statistics.


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