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24 November 2014 : Jordan Clarke Talks About The Notts County Win
Following Saturday afternoon's 2-1 win over Notts County at Meadow Lane, Yeovil Town right-back Jordan Clarke spoke to the BBC. With questions from BBC Somerset reporter Ian Randall, the on-loan Coventry City defender's views on the match and his two goals can be read via the link below.

Link: Jordan Clarke Speaks To The BBC After The 2-1 Win Against Notts County.


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24 November 2014 : FA Confirm Nugent Ban
Yeovil Town will be without central defender Ben Nugent next weekend, after the Football Association confirmed his suspension for passing through five bookings on Saturday. The Cardiff City loanee will miss the home League One fixture against Preston North End as an automatic one match penalty, having been penalised for a first half foul by referee Stuart Attwell. Nugent had actually managed a stay of execution for five games, with his fourth booking having come during the October 18th home match against Swindon Town, but was unlikely to make it as far as the December 31st cut-off point.

His place in the side will almost certainly be taken by Crystal Palace loanee Ryan Inniss, who picked up a training ground injury that lost him his place in the side after the Rochdale home match, having made three appearances. Since then he has been available for selection, but has been denied a place due to Football League rules preventing clubs from fielding more than five loan players in a single matchday squad. With Nugent now out for one game, he should find his way back into the team.


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24 November 2014 : Magpies Boss Confirms Red Card Appeal
Notts County manager Shaun Derry has confirmed that he plans to lodge an appeal against the red card issued to Magpies midfielder Gary Jones at Meadow Lane on Saturday. The 37 year old, who signed for County during the summer from Bradford City, was given a straight red by referee Stuart Attwell for a foul on Glovers left-back Nathan Smith, and stands to receive a three match ban under the category of serious foul play.

That decision left Notts County needing to play with ten men for the remaining 61 minutes of the match, which Yeovil Town won through two late goals from Coventry City right-back Jordan Clarke, and Derry told the Nottingham Post after the match that he was not willing to directly talk about the incident, except to make it clear that his club would be appealing against the decision:

"I am not going to talk about the incident. But I find it frustrating that I can't talk about it when I have to stand here and be put on the spot. (Notts County midfielder) Gary (Jones) is devastated. He has been brilliant and I felt for him at full-time. I have seen the incident and we will appeal. After the sending off we were heroic for 60 minutes and adapted very well to the change in system. To a man they were absolutely brilliant but two mistakes cost us dearly."

The match statistics, which are sourced from the Press Association, showed that the lions share of the possession, shots, shots on target and corners were weighted towards the Glovers, in a match in which goalkeeper Jed Steer had few saves to make during the match. Despite that, Derry felt that his side had deserved to win the match overall, viewing Clarke's late goals as 'cruel' for his team:

"We regrouped at half-time, they listened to the instructions. A few players had to go into different players and they were all fantastic. It's such a cruel game at times. I am sure Gary Johnson will tell a different tale but I felt we deserved to win the game. I don't care what anybody says we deserved it but we haven't and we crack on again. Fair credit to Yeovil, they will be happy with the win."


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24 November 2014 : Gary Talks About Notts County Team Selection
Just before Saturday's match against Notts County kicked off at Meadow Lane, Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson spoke to the BBC. With questions from BBC Somerset reporter Ian Randall, Gary talks about his opponents, his coaching team's trip to Accrington Stanley to kill two birds with one stone, and his side's need to score more goals. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Gary Johnson Speaks To The BBC Just Before Kick-Off Against Notts County.


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23 November 2014 : Southend Boss Aiming For Talks On Sokolik Future
Yeovil Town defender Jakub Sokolik could have an extended stay away from Somerset, after Southend United boss Phil Brown indicated an interest in keeping him at Roots Hall. The 21 year old was given a 28 day loan to the League Two side that will run out during the coming week, meaning that a decision will need to be made in the near future as to whether that agreement can be taken through the month of December.

Brown has told the Southend Echo that he is particularly mindful that the loan transfer window deadline is on Thursday, and so wants to know where he stands with respect to the former Liverpool academy player. However, he hopes that Yeovil's decision to allow Crystal Palace defender Ryan Inniss to stay at Huish Park for a further month will count in his favour:

"I believe the transfer window shuts next Thursday so we’re certainly having a look at what might be possible to get done. I will be talking to Yeovil manager Gary Johnson about Jakub Sokolik’s future. I spoke with Jakub (during the week) and he’s very happy being at Southend. I understand Yeovil have just extended the loan of a defender (Ryan Inniss) they have at the club so I will be speaking to Gary to try and find out where that leaves Jakub in his plans."

Sokolik has so far played in just two matches for Southend, although clocked up 90 minutes in both. His problem is that he got booked in both games, which quickly pushed him through the five bookings threshold to earn himself a one match suspension. He was able to return to the Southend squad for yesterday's match at Tranmere Rovers, but the ban meant that he lost his place in the team, and thus was an unused substitute at Prenton Park. It's worth noting that if Sokolik did return to Somerset, he would not be able to play in the FA Cup - one of his games for the Shrimpers came in their First Round defeat against Chester.


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23 November 2014 : Gary's Verdict On The Notts County Away Game
Following Saturday afternoon's 2-1 win over Notts County at Meadow Lane, Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson spoke to the BBC. With questions from BBC Somerset reporter Ian Randall, Gary's post-match verdict can be read via the link below.

Link: Gary's Verdict On The Notts County Away Game.


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22 November 2014 : Gary Johnson: Magpies Goal Acted As Spur For Glovers Win
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson felt that it took the goal from Notts County today to spark his players into life, following Saturday afternoon's 2-1 win at Meadow Lane. The Glovers fell behind just past the hour mark after a defensive gift presented a goal on a plate for County's Michael Petrasso, but won the match late on thanks to two goals from Coventry City right-back Jordan Clarke, as they turned the game around across a four minute period via two headers.

Johnson told BBC Somerset after the match that he had wanted to see his side create more chances, even before the Glovers gained a man advantage, after Magpies midfielder Gary Jones was red-carded with half an hour of the game gone. The Glovers boss felt that pattern of play continued up until the point at which Petrasso put County ahead, and that saw his players spring into life and set up the exciting finale to the game:

"We knew we had to come into the lion's den. They're on a good run of form, and they get their supporters behind them, and they scream for everything and we had to hang on in there. I was a little bit disappointed that we didn't create nearly enough when it was 11 vs 11, or even 10 vs 11, but it took their goal for us to say 'hold on a minute' we've got to get this back. I felt that at that point the boys upped it a little bit and it looked like it was 11 vs 10 at that point. They're disappointed because they're on a good run and they could have gone up into the top two maybe. But we've come here and we've got our two goals that were needed to win the game."

Jones got his marching orders when he fouled Yeovil Town left-back Nathan Smith close to the dugouts, with referee Stuart Attwell giving him a straight red card, as well as sending Notts County assistant manager Greg Abbott to the stands for his reaction to that decision. Johnson felt that it was a foul on his player, but denied putting any pressure on referee Attwell to act upon that decision:

"You look at it but everything happens quickly, in seconds. It was a foul, and he definitely was reckless. Now whether it's a sending off is up to the referee. We weren't all screaming here in the technical area. But if the referee deems it a sending off, then that's what he does. He doesn't do it to give us an advantage - he does it because he feels that the foul was a red card. That's nothing to do with us."


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22 November 2014 : Man of the Match Voting for Notts County vs Yeovil Town
If you watched this afternoon's 2-1 win against Notts County at Meadow Lane, 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 Notts County vs Yeovil Town.


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22 November 2014 : Notts County 1 Yeovil 2 : Late Clarke Double As Magpies See Red
Yeovil Town secured their first win in nine League One matches this afternoon, as they came from behind to beat promotion-chasing Notts County at Meadow Lane. Two late goals from Coventry City loanee Jordan Clarke saved the day as he headed home 84th and 88th minute crosses from Sam Foley and Nathan Smith respectively, to turn around a game that had threatened to slip away from the Glovers. Having been well on top during the match, and with County down to ten men after Gary Jones' foul on Nathan Smith, a defensive blunder had allowed Michael Petrasso a near walk-in goal midway through the second half, but Clarke's headers saved the day to lift the club off the foot of League One.

Manager Gary Johnson made one enforced change to his line-up, with an injury to Liam Davis sustained last week against Fleetwood Town last weekend meaning that he dropped out of the side, with Nathan Smith an obvious replacement. On the bench Joel Grant returned from international duty with Jamaica to take a seat on the bench, but otherwise things were largely unchanged.

The match got off to a rather slow start, with neither side managing too many chances along the way. Jordy Hiwula's header from a Sam Foley cross saw the Manchester City loanee stretching for the ball but unable to keep it down. Then AJ Leitch-Smith shot well over after the Magpies failed to clear their lines. Then Leitch-Smith cut in from the left flank only to see goalkeeper Roy Carroll parry the ball across his goal and a defender wisely hack the loose ball away for a corner.

Whilst Yeovil had created the majority of the chances up until that point, the pattern of the match, and its temperature was raised when a 29th minute foul by Gary Jones on Nathan Smith saw the left-back prone on the turf, and some angry reactions from his teammates. Given we were at Meadow Lane, it seemed more likely that referee Stuart Attwell would produce a fairly functionary yellow card, but instead he raised a straight red, with reports suggesting Jones had gone in two-footed. An eruption from the County dugouts and crowd suggested they saw different, and in the aftermath County assistant Greg Abbott was sent to the stands.

The Magpies reshuffled by making a substitution and adopting a 3-5-1 formation, in a heated atmosphere develop. Referee Stuart Attwell really didn't handle it at all well, swiftly dishing out yellow cards to Ben Nugent and Joe Edwards for fairly minor fouls that seemed to be a reaction to the furious home crowd, who booed every time Nathan Smith got near the ball - as if he could have been held responsible for being on the receiving end of Jones's tackle. The big fear was that Attwell was itching to even up the number of players on the pitch, and thus it was probably Yeovil who were more grateful for the half time whistle to try to take the heat off the game. More boos for Smith, and more boos for Attwell followed as they headed off the pitch.

There was more of the same after the break - Nathan Smith became the latest player to get booked - perhaps to the disappointment of Magpies fans who had been chanting for a red after a foul. An early double substitution during the second period saw James Hayter and Joel Grant replacing AJ Leitch-Smith and Jordy Hiwula, and gradually it looked more like a game of football was starting to break out.

That was, until Yeovil shot themselves in the foot with a defensive howler. Playing far too much tippy-tappy stuff along their eighteen yard line, Ben Nugent and Stephen Arthurworrey seemed to get their wires crossed with the latter blotting a previously perfect copybook with a woeful pass that let in Michael Petrasso with only Jed Steer to beat. A gift of a goal, and you could see the Glovers heads go down on the pitch for a brief period as if even they believed that was going to be it.

Except that it wasn't. Yeovil plugged away as third substitute Simon Gillett shot towards the far post, but beyond it - a chance that should have seen an equaliser. Then Kevin Dawson's attempt to slot in at the near post was thwarted by Roy Carroll. Finally, a Sam Foley corner on 84 minutes did the business, as Jordan Clarke's header was fumbled by the previously impressive Carroll, and squeezed over the line for the linesman to start waving his flag for the equalising goal.

Four minutes later, and what had looked like a defeat, became a victory. A left wing cross into the box from Nathan Smith found that man Jordan Clarke a second time, and his header sneaked in off the inside of the goalpost for an 88th minute winning goal. Notts County rallied, with five minutes of injury time becoming eight minutes after a lengthy injury slowed down proceedings, and with Yeovil looking occasionally nervous of the position they were in, on a couple of occasions they almost sneaked through, but some splendid last ditch tackling stopped the door being opened wide again. To say the least, a valuable win, and the circumstances in which it came will certainly need some dissecting, in a game that tested the emotions throughout.

Link: 2014-15 Latest League One Table.

Final Score: Notts County 1 Yeovil Town 2.

Scorers: Michael Petrasso (1-0, 63 mins), Jordan Clarke (1-1, 84 mins), Jordan Clarke (1-2, 88 mins)

Notts County:
1. Roy Carroll
15. Curtis Thompson 28. Mike Edwards 6. Haydn Hollis 3. Blair Adams
36. Mike Petrasso 13. Gary Jones 16. Liam Noble 32. Stephen McLaughlin
11. Garry Thompson 12. Jake Cassidy

Substitutes:
Subs
2. Mustapha Dumbuya 8. Nicky Wroe 10. Ronan Murray (90 mins for Mike Edwards) 14. Taylor McKenzie (35 mins for Blair Adams) 23. Fabian Speiss 25. Drissa Traore 31. Shaun Harrad (75 mins for Jake Cassidy)

Yeovil Town (4-5-1):
30. Jed Steer
18. Jordan Clarke 20. Ben Nugent 26. Stephen Arthurworrey 3. Nathan Smith
7. Kevin Dawson 4. Joe Edwards 8. James Berrett 11. Sam Foley 10. AJ Leitch-Smith
25. Jordy Hiwula

Substitutes:
12. Artur Krysiak 9. James Hayter (54 mins for AJ Leitch-Smith) 14. Sam Hoskins 15. Seth Nana Twumasi 23. Simon Gillett (72 mins for James Berrett) 17. Joel Grant (54 mins for Jordy Hiwula)

Notts County Bookings: Liam Noble (dissent, 30 mins). Red Card: Gary Jones (serious foul play, 29 mins)

Yeovil Bookings: Ben Nugent (40 mins, foul), Joe Edwards (41 mins, foul), Nathan Smith (49 mins, foul), Stephen Arthurworrey (70 mins, unknown incident)

Notts County Match Statistics: Possession: 43%; Shots: 5; Shots On Target: 3; Corners: 2; Fouls: 6.

Yeovil Match Statistics: Possession: 57%; Shots: 17; Shots On Target: 7; Corners: 14; Fouls: 17.

Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire). Assistant Referees: Akil Howson (Leicestershire) and Jason Tyas (West Yorkshire). Fourth Official: Richard Wigglesworth (South Yorkshire).

Attendance: 7,746 (with 250 Yeovil supporters).


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22 November 2014 : Team News For Notts County vs Yeovil Town
Yeovil Town have made one change to their starting line-up for this afternoon's League One match against Notts County at Meadow Lane. Following last weekend's 0-1 home defeat against Fleetwood Town, the Glovers have retained their shape, making one enforced decision. In the left-back slot Nathan Smith is restored to the starting line-up, with Liam Davis having limped off during the second half of last week's match.

Striker Kieffer Moore (hamstring) and left-back Nathan Ralph are both still absent through injury. However, winger Joel Grant is back from international duty with Jamaica where he made three substitute appearances in their Caribbean Cup win, and he returns to the bench today.

This afternoon's team reads as follows:

Yeovil Town (4-5-1):
30. Jed Steer
18. Jordan Clarke 20. Ben Nugent 26. Stephen Arthurworrey 3. Nathan Smith
7. Kevin Dawson 4. Joe Edwards 8. James Berrett 11. Sam Foley 10. AJ Leitch-Smith
25. Jordy Hiwula

Substitutes:
12. Artur Krysiak 9. James Hayter 14. Sam Hoskins 15. Seth Nana Twumasi 23. Simon Gillett 17. Joel Grant


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21 November 2014 : Ciderspace Guide To Notts County
Tomorrow afternoon sees Yeovil Town make yet another journey back to Nottingham, where we will take on Notts County at Meadow Lane. That means that the Ciderspace guide has been dusted off, with directions, parking, a pub guide, ticketing and statistics all on hand to help you through your day out. Find it via the link below.

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Notts County.


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21 November 2014 : Gary Previews The Notts County Away Game
As part of the build-up to tomorrow afternoon's home match against Notts County at Meadow Lane, Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson spoke to the BBC. With questions from BBC Somerset reporter Dan Albutt, Gary's thoughts ahead of the match are captured via the link below.

Link: Gary Johnson Speaks To The BBC As Part Of The Build-Up To Notts County.


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21 November 2014 : Loan Search Continues Ahead Of Thursday Deadline
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has said that his search for new loan signings continues, despite it being extremely unlikely that he will add to his squad before tomorrow afternoon's League One trip to Notts County. The Glovers are attempting to improve their form, given their current standing at the foot of the League One table, and have until Thursday 27th November at 5.00p.m. to sign new players, after which the loan transfer window will close until after New Year's Day, meaning that any squads to guide them through the busy Christmas period will need to be finalised before then.

Johnson has been at pains to point out in recent weeks that he would be looking to strengthen his squad even if his side were top of the division, rather than at the wrong end of the table, and so sees his current search as business as usual. He told BBC Somerset that was still part of his aims before next Thursday, but didn't see it as a foregone conclusion that people would come in:

"We're certainly looking. You've got to keep looking and you've got to keep reassessing your squad, and you've got to make sure that the people you bring in now are going to make you better. I think we've had some good loan signings in the last few weeks, in the ones that we've brought in. There's a few that we're chasing, and if they come off then we'll always try to make our squad stronger. If it doesn't come off for whatever reason then we've got to be organised and ready with the squad that you've got."

With the club already having six loan players on their books, any further recruits would not necessarily improve the matchday squad, with Football League rules only allowing a maximum of five players to be selected on a teamsheet. As such Johnson admits that he is reluctant to bring in further recruits without getting agreement for one of his players to return to his parent club earlier than planned:

"It just depends upon negotiations and talking to people. We're committed to some for a little bit of a longer term, in terms of the loans of course. Most of them are youth loans, other than Jed Steer, so it can be changed. If one comes in, another will have to go out, and it will certainly have to be one of them."


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21 November 2014 : Ticketing For Oldham Athletic vs Yeovil Town
Advanced ticketing information for Yeovil Town's trip to Oldham Athletic is now available. The match takes place on Saturday 13th December 2014, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off at Boundary Park. Tickets are on sale from the Huish Park Ticket Office at the following prices:

Adults: £22.00; Over-65s: £12.00; Under-16s: £10.00; Under-12s: £5.00.

Note that there are no student/young adult rates. Ambulant disabled and Wheelchair disabled supporters pay the above rates depending upon their age, but can admit an assistant free of charge.

There is no price increase on the day of the fixture Oldham operate a cash turnstile on matchdays.

Away fans only get a section of the Rochdale Road End, currently known as The Verlin Stand. The stand, built in 1992, holds 4,609 and is split (with some seats lost for the segregation zone) 2,989 / 1,620. Smaller clubs (that'll be us) get the smaller section, which is on the side nearest the (George Hill) Main Stand.


Link: 2014-15 Half-Season Ticket Prices.

Link: Ticketing For Notts County vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Preston North End Match Given Kids Ticketing Offer.

Link: Ticket Prices For Accrington Stanley vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Away Travel Club Plans For Accrington Stanley vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Bristol City vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Away Travel Club Plans For Bristol City vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC 2014-15 Travel Plans : Part Two.


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21 November 2014 : Preston North End Match Given Kids Ticketing Offer
Yeovil Town have designated their next home League One match as a 'Kids For A Quid' fixture. The game against Preston North End takes place on Saturday 29th November at Huish Park, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off, and all supporters aged Under-16 can qualify for admission to the fixture for ONE POUND ONLY.

As with other occasions the club have run this offer, there are no limitations (bar the capacity of the stadium) or adults required or forms to fill in. You simply hand over a one pound coin in return for your matchday ticket. You can buy your ticket in advance by visiting the Huish Park Ticket Office or by calling them on 01935-847888. Alternatively you can pay for your ticket on the day (although allow time for queuing at the Ticket Office.

Link: 2014-15 Half-Season Ticket Prices.

Link: Ticketing For Notts County vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticket Prices For Accrington Stanley vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Away Travel Club Plans For Accrington Stanley vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Bristol City vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC 2014-15 Travel Plans : Part Two.


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21 November 2014 : Away Travel Club Plans For Accrington Stanley Trip
The Away Travel Club will be running coach transport to Yeovil Town's FA Cup Second Round away fixture against Accrington Stanley. The match at the Crown Ground takes place on Saturday 6th December with a 3.00p.m. kick-off. To book a seat with the Away Travel Club, please call Roger on Yeovil 01935-475384.

They will be leaving from the away end at Huish Park at 7.30a.m. and the cost for the trip will be £25.00 a seat. They will only run transport if there is support for it, so please book your seats early so they are able to size their transport based on demand.

Link: 2014-15 Half-Season Ticket Prices.

Link: Ticketing For Notts County vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticket Prices For Accrington Stanley vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Bristol City vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC 2014-15 Travel Plans : Part Two.


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20 November 2014 : GWSC Travel To Accrington Stanley
The Green and White Supporters Club have set their travel plans for the FA Cup Second Round match against Accrington Stanley. The match takes place at the Crown Ground on Saturday 6th December 2014, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off.

Their travel plans for this game are as follows:

Accrington Stanley : FA Cup Second Round : Saturday 6th December.
Huish Park: 7.15a.m.
Adult Members: £29.00; Member Concessions: £27.00
Adult Non-Members: £31.00; Non-Member Concessions: £29.00

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.

Link: 2014-15 Half-Season Ticket Prices.

Link: Ticketing For Notts County vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticket Prices For Accrington Stanley vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Bristol City vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC 2014-15 Travel Plans : Part Two.


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20 November 2014 : Officials For Notts County vs Yeovil Town
Officials for Saturday's League One match between Notts County and Yeovil Town have been published by the Football League. The match takes place on Saturday 22nd November 2014, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off at Meadow Lane. The man in charge of the fixture will be referee Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire).

A well known former Premier League referee, Mr Attwell was demoted from his Select Group position in February 2012, and has since applied his trade at Football League level. He was an official who was promoted perhaps a little bit too quickly for his own good, landing on the Premier League's lists at the age of 25 after just one season in the Football League.

In September 2008 - just one month into his tenure as a full time referee, he became known as the "ghost goal" referee, thanks to a Grade A howler of a decision in a Championship match. He may feel somewhat aggrieved that the name of his linesman on the day - Nigel Bannister - is not so well known for the incident. The game between Watford and Reading saw a goal scored by Reading's Noel Hunt, but only after Watford's John Eustace had clearly played the ball out for a corner. Television replays showed the extent of the blunder, with Mr Attwell bearing the brunt of it, despite Mr Bannister being the one who should have been better placed to judge the ball going out of play. Attwell and Bannister were dropped from their duties on the following weekend's fixtures amidst a tabloid-fuelled furore, but were reinstated on the following weekend.

His last game at Premier League level was the 2012 New Year's Day fixture between West Bromwich Albion and Everton. He then was given Football League fixtures and was present for Yeovil Town's worst defeat at Football League level, in April 2012, when he took charge of the home game against Stevenage. Can we blame a referee for a 6-0 defeat at home? That might be stretching it too far - we certainly didn't play well and so it would be wrong to put particular emphasis on Mr Attwell's performance, except to say that he was almost as poor as our defending was. Almost, but not quite.

We then had him in October 2012 for the home League One fixture against Bury. His main action during the match was to dish out a red card for Bury midfielder Zac Thompson. Sometimes dismissals can be controversial, so let's give you Bury's website view of it: "Zac Thompson dived at the ball with both feet off the floor ... there could only be one outcome." The Western Gazette agreed with the decision as well saying that he "had a decent afternoon and had no option but to send off Bury's Zac Thompson. He dealt well with the ill-tempered aftermath of the tackle."

We also had him for the May 2013 League One Play-Off Semi-Final First Leg match against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Mr Attwell had an okay game, although the Daily Telegraph noted after the match that the referee went against four penalty appeals during the night - two for each team - Luke Ayling's cross into the box late on that was blocked by a Blades hand was particularly memorable. Manager Gary Johnson said he felt the referee was guilty of playing to the Bramall Lane crowd a bit, although apart from the Ayling incident didn't single out anything specific.

Mr Attwell was then on television again - the November 2013 away match against Doncaster Rovers. On the key decisions, he got them spot on, with the TV replays backing him up. James Coppinger did a blatant dive in the box for a penalty, and our only quibble is that the Donny midfielder didn't get booked for it. He then red-carded Dean Furman - a bit of an academic decision given their goalscorer committed an awful challenge whilst already on a yellow - even the Yorkshire Post labelled it as "a reckless challenge" - sometimes referees don't get given a choice to keep a player on the field of play.

Our most recent meeting with him was the April 2014 home match against Huddersfield Town. Here he had a quiet match, with just one Terriers booking across the 90 minutes. His other contribution to the game was to add on eight additional minutes during the second half due to a head injury to Danny Ward. In theory we liked that, as we needed to go for the win, and thus wanted the additional time added on. But we didn't like it quite so much when Huddersfield pretty much killed our hopes of staying up by scoring in the 97th minute to send us to defeat. Not quite Mr Attwell's fault though! One grumble - a challenge on Tom Lawrence inside the box looked rather dodgy, and could have given us a penalty on the hour mark - it was waved away, and defender Anthony Gerrard was a lucky man. The home crowd delivered their verdict on that decision.

Mr Attwell will be assisted by Akil Howson (Leicestershire) and Jason Tyas (West Yorkshire). The Fourth Official will be Richard Wigglesworth (South Yorkshire).

Link: April 2012 : Yeovil Town 0 Stevenage 6.

Link: October 2012 : Yeovil Town 2 Bury 1.

Link: May 2013 : Sheffield United 1 Yeovil Town 0.

Link: November 2013 : Doncaster Rovers 2 Yeovil Town 1.

Link: April 2014 : Yeovil Town 1 Huddersfield Town 2.


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20 November 2014 : Cooper Prepares To Take Home Bow At Huish Park
Tonight will see Yeovil Town's Huish Park ground host the Victory Shield international between England and Scotland at Huish Park, as part of the televised final match in this year's tournament. The 8.00p.m. kick-off will see players hoping to become future stars for their countries get their spot in the limelight, with Sky Sports cameras and a large crowd hoping to see them lift a trophy.

Both teams face very different scenarios going into tonight's match - Scotland have lost both games so far, and so will be wanting to avoid finishing bottom of their group. Meanwhile depending upon the result of the earlier fixture between Wales and Northern Ireland that has a 6.00p.m. kick-off, England have a chance of winning the Victory Shield given that they have won one match, whilst drawing their other game. Both of those games have been away fixtures, with this being their first chance to play in front of their home fans. With England Under-16 manager Steve Cooper having only been given the job in October, he recognised that his first home match in charge would be a special moment:

"It was a real honour for me when I was appointed as the U16s head coach in October and I am really excited about taking this team to Yeovil. It will be my first home game in charge so of course it will be a proud moment for me and the rest of the staff, but it will be far more special for the players and rightly so."

Huish Park has hosted a Victory Shield international in the past, with the October 2009 fixture against Wales seeing 3,700 spectators turn up for the game. Cooper hopes for a similar gate to cheer on his team:

"The last time an England team came to Yeovil there was a big crowd so it would be great if we could get just as many, or possibly even more for our game. It would make for a great atmosphere and it would give the players the experience of playing in front of a sizeable crowd, something they won’t be that familiar with yet. It will also give them a flavour of what it might be like for them in the future if they keep progressing, both with England and their clubs. Hopefully we can treat the fans to some good football and show them what England teams are about at the moment."

Both the Main Stand and the Screwfix (East) Stand are open for tonight's fixture, with the club leaving provision to open up the terrace only if late ticket sales demand it. Tickets will remain on sale from the Huish Park Ticket Office priced £3.00 for adults, with concessions available at £1.00.

The squads announced by both countries are as follows:

England Under-16s:
Goalkeepers: Taye Ashby-Hammond (Fulham), Ryan Sandford (Millwall).
Defenders: Tolaji Bola (Arsenal), Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea), Diego Lattie (Manchester City), Vashon Neufville (West Ham United), Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham Hotspur).
Midfielders: Tom Bashiru (Manchester City), Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town), Charlie Gilmour (Arsenal), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Callum Slattery (Southampton), Joe Willock (Arsenal).
Forwards: Martell Taylor Crossdale (Chelsea), Jonathan Leko (West Bromwich Albion), Adam Lewis (Liverpool), Reiss Nelson (Arsenal), Dan N’Lundulu (Southampton).

Scotland Under-16s:
Goalkeepers: Aidan McAdams (Celtic), Kieran Wright (Rangers)
Defenders: Daniel Baur (Heart of Midlothian), Tony Gallacher (Falkirk), Dan Meredith (West Bromwich Albion), Kieran Freeman (Dundee United), Lewis Bell (Celtic), Jason Krones (Rangers)
Midfielders: Liam Burt (Rangers), Lee Connelly (Queen’s Park), Connor McLennan (Aberdeen), Kristi Marku (Celtic), Jamie Barjonas (Rangers), David Turnbull (Motherwell)
Forwards: Jack Adamson (Hibernian), Jack Aitchison (Celtic), Zak Rudden (Rangers), Glenn Middleton (Norwich City)


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20 November 2014 : Victory Shield At Huish Park Televised Tonight
Tonight sees Yeovil Town's Huish Park ground showcase the final match in the 2014 Victory Shield competition, with England hosting Scotland. Tickets are still available for this match from the Huish Park Ticket Office, priced £3.00 for adults with concessions available at just £1.00 from the Huish Park Ticket Office (either in person or via 01935-847888). Note that tonight's match is an 8.00p.m. kick-off.

For those who are unable to get to the ground tonight, or simply want to set their TV recorders for the game to watch it later, it will be broadcast on Sky Sports. They will be screening the Northern Ireland vs Wales match in the same competition from 6.00p.m. onwards on the Sky Sports 5 channel before switching immediately across to Huish Park for coverage of the England vs Scotland game from 8.00p.m.

The game will also get a number of repeat showings for those who want to tune in on Sky Sports over the following day or so. These are as follows:

20/11/2014 : 20:00hrs : Sky Sports 5 (main live showing)
21/11/2014 : 02:00hrs : Sky Sports 5
21/11/2014 : 11:00hrs : Sky Sports 5
21/11/2014 : 16:00hrs : Sky Sports 5

Note that the repeat showings may involve some editing down to suit time schedules and advertisement breaks.

Link: Huish Park Stages England Team In Victory Shield International.


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19 November 2014 : Date And Ticket Prices Set For Accrington Trip
Yeovil Town's FA Cup Second Round match against Accrington Stanley now has a firm date set. The match will take place at the Crown Ground (under its sponsored name of the Store First Stadium) on Saturday 6th December, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off.

Accrington have published flat pricing for this fixture across their whole ground as follows:

Adults: £15.00; Over 65s and Students £10.00; Under 17s: £5.00.

Accrington's usual policy is to allocate the Coppice Terrace to away supporters, which is situated at one end of the ground, and houses up to 1,800 spectators. It is open to the elements, like the Copse Road End at Huish Park, so take suitable coats if you're planning on being on the terrace. They also usually allow for part of the Whinney Hill side of the ground to be given to away supporters, which provides some covered seating - usually around 200 are provided for away supporters.

At present these aren't on sale from the Huish Park Ticket Office, so don't go calling them at present. We'll bring clarification on if/when these will be made available. Accrington have indicated that they will be selling tickets on the turnstiles on the day of the match, and so we don't think there will be any issues with purchasing on the day. However, we'll clarify the position on advance purchases in due course.


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19 November 2014 : Jamaica Lift Caribbean Cup
Last night saw Jamaica complete their quick burst of international matches by winning the 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup Final. They defeated Trinidad and Tobago after they won a penalty shoot-out by a 4-3 scoreline, with the match itself having ended in a 0-0 draw after 120 minutes at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Two saved penalties by goalkeeper Andre Blake ensured they picked up the trophy, with Jamaica scoring four of their five spot kicks.

Yeovil Town winger Joel Grant came on as a 56th minute substitute - his eighth cap for his country and his third appearance from the bench during this tournament. The extra time means that he was on the pitch for 64 minutes of play in total. He wasn't involved in the penalty shoot-out. Joel will now return back to Somerset, although with last night's match having ended around 3.00a.m. UK time, the earliest he would appear on the training ground would be tomorrow morning, with an obvious question mark over his availability for Saturday's trip to Notts County, given his involvement in Jamaica's four matches, combined with a five hour time difference to readjust to.

Jamaica's Caribbean Cup win means that they qualify for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which takes place in July 2015, and will also automatically qualify for the 2016 Copa America Centenario, which takes place in June 2016.

Final Score: Jamaica 0. Trinidad and Tobago 0 (Jamaica win 4-3 on penalties).

Jamaica: Andre Blake; Alvas Powell, Jermaine Taylor, Hughan Gray, Jobi McAnuff, Dane Richards (56 mins sub Joel Grant), Je-Vaughn Watson, Rodolph Austin, Simon Dawkins (72 mins sub Demar Phillips), Kemar Lawrence, Darren Mattocks (91 mins sub Michael Seaton).


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18 November 2014 : Accrington Shock Magpies To Set Up Glovers Cup Tie
Yeovil Town will play League Two side Accrington Stanley in the Second Round of the FA Cup. The Lancashire side created a mini-surprise by knocking out League One team Notts County in their First Round replay at the Crown Road, setting up the first ever meeting against Yeovil Town in any shape or form.

Accrington had to do it the hard way - falling behind in the 12th minute, with Notts County netting through Ronan Murray. However, they pulled a goal back just before half time through Luke Joyce and then won the match four minutes after the break when Marcus Carver scored from outside the box to favour the majority of the 1,026 spectators.

The tie should have its date and kick-off confirmed shortly. However, the most likely date will be Saturday 6th December, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off at the Crown Ground. We'll confirm this, along with any relevant ticketing and travel arrangements in the next couple of days.

Accrington currently sit in 15th place in League Two, with 23 points from their 17 matches.


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18 November 2014 : Director Stephen Allinson Talks About The FA WSL Awards
Last Friday night, Yeovil Town Ladies were given a prestigious award as part of a Football Association awards evening, celebrating women's football. They picked up the FA WSL2 Team of the Year Award, and one of the club's representatives on the night was Ladies Director Stephen Allinson, who also sits on the men's club main board. The morning after the night before, he was put live on BBC Somerset to talk to presenter Simon Parkin, and you can read his views on the progress of the Ladies set-up, via the link below.

Link: Stephen Allinson Speaks To The BBC About The Ladies FA WSL2 Award.


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18 November 2014 : Jamaica Success Keeps Grant In Montego
Yeovil Town winger Joel Grant will remain out in Jamaica until at least Wednesday, after his country qualified for the 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup Final. The 27 year old will form part of their squad that will play Trinidad and Tobago in Montego Bay after they won their final qualifying match against Haiti thanks to two first half goals from Simon Dawkins and Darren Mattocks.

Grant picked up his seventh Jamaican cap after he came on as an 85th minute substitute. His country's success means that he will be present at the same venue for tonight's final, which kicks off at 8.00p.m. local time - at 1.00a.m. UK time. The third place play-off between Cuba and Haiti takes place three hours earlier. Realistically this means the earliest Grant will be back at Huish Park will be on Thursday, but probably with a spot of jetlag on top of that.

The four countries to qualify from the group stages have automatically qualify for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which takes place in July 2015, whilst the Caribbean Cup winners will automatically qualify for the 2016 Copa America Centenario, which takes place in June 2016.

Final Score: Jamaica 2 Haiti 0.

Scorers: Simon Dawkins (1-0), Darren Mattocks (2-0)

Jamaica: (vs Haiti): Andre Blake, Kemar Lawrence, Alvas Powell, Hughan Gray, Rudolph Austin, Jobi McAnuff, Dane Richards, Je-vaughn Watson, Jermaine Taylor, Simon Dawkins, Darren Mattocks.

Substitutes: Michael Seaton (63 mins for Darren Mattocks), Joel Grant (85 mins for Rudolph Austin).


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17 November 2014 : Away Travel Club Plans For Bristol City Trip
The Away Travel Club will be running coach transport to Yeovil Town's League One away fixture against Bristol City. The match at Ashton Gate takes place on Friday 26th December (Boxing Day) with a 3.00p.m. kick-off. To book a seat with the Away Travel Club, please call Roger on Yeovil 01935-475384.

They will be leaving from the away end at Huish Park at 11.30a.m. and the cost for the trip will be £13.00 a seat. They will only run transport if there is support for it, so please book your seats early, although make sure that you have purchased your matchday ticket for this game prior to booking, as this is an 'All Ticket' match for away supporters and there are only a limited number of tickets.

Link: 2014-15 Half-Season Ticket Prices.

Link: Ticketing For Notts County vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Bristol City vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC 2014-15 Travel Plans : Part Two.


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17 November 2014 : GWSC 2014-15 Travel Plans : Part Two
The Green and White Supporters Club have set their travel plans for the second half of the 2014-15 season. The previously published list only took us as far as Christmas 2014, and so this list adds in fixtures for Boxing Day onwards, starting from the Bristol City fixture.

Note that when using the list below, pick-ups from Yeovil Bus Station are by request only, and are only possible for Saturday fixtures. You must make it clear as part of your booking if you need them to pick you up at this location (note this will not be possible for midweek fixtures as the Bus Station is too busy). If no-one requests a pick-up from this location, then they will just visit Huish Park, so don't forget to mention it!

Departure times and prices are listed as follows:

Notts County : Saturday 22nd November 2014.
Bus Station: 7.45a.m.; Huish Park: 8.00a.m.
Adult Members: £26.00; Member Concessions: £24.00
Adult Non-Members: £28.00; Non-Member Concessions: £26.00

Accrington Stanley : FA Cup Second Round : Saturday 6th December.
Huish Park: 7.15a.m.
Adult Members: £29.00; Member Concessions: £27.00
Adult Non-Members: £31.00; Non-Member Concessions: £29.00

Oldham Athletic : Saturday 13th December 2014.
Bus Station: 7.30a.m.; Huish Park: 7.45a.m.
Adult Members: £29.00; Member Concessions: £27.00
Adult Non-Members: £31.00; Non-Member Concessions: £29.00

Bristol City : Friday 26th December 2014.
Huish Park: 11.00a.m.
Adult Members: £13.00; Member Concessions: £11.00
Adult Non-Members: £15.00; Non-Member Concessions: £13.00
NB: Please ensure you have been able to purchase a match ticket before booking as this is an ALL TICKET game for away supporters.

Preston North End : Saturday 3rd January 2015.
Huish Park: 7.30a.m.
Adult Members: £29.00; Member Concessions: £27.00
Adult Non-Members: £31.00; Non-Member Concessions: £29.00
NB: This is also FA Cup Third Round weekend and so the fixture is subject to change.

Barnsley : Saturday 10th January 2015.
Huish Park: 7.45a.m.
Adult Members: £29.00; Member Concessions: £27.00
Adult Non-Members: £31.00; Non-Member Concessions: £29.00

Peterborough United : Saturday 31st January 2015.
Huish Park: 8.00a.m.
Adult Members: £26.00; Member Concessions: £24.00
Adult Non-Members: £28.00; Non-Member Concessions: £26.00

Crewe Alexandra : Tuesday 10th February 2015.
Huish Park: 1.45p.m.
Adult Members: £26.00; Member Concessions: £24.00
Adult Non-Members: £28.00; Non-Member Concessions: £26.00

Doncaster Rovers : Saturday 14th February 2015.
Huish Park: 7.45a.m.
Adult Members: £29.00; Member Concessions: £27.00
Adult Non-Members: £31.00; Non-Member Concessions: £29.00

Scunthorpe United : Saturday 28th February 2015.
Huish Park: 7.30a.m.
Adult Members: £30.00; Member Concessions: £28.00
Adult Non-Members: £32.00; Non-Member Concessions: £30.00

Leyton Orient : Saturday 14th March 2015.
Huish Park: 8.45a.m.
Adult Members: £22.00; Member Concessions: £20.00
Adult Non-Members: £24.00; Non-Member Concessions: £22.00

Colchester United : Tuesday 17th March 2015.
Huish Park: 1.30p.m.
Adult Members: £26.00; Member Concessions: £24.00
Adult Non-Members: £28.00; Non-Member Concessions: £26.00

Rochdale : Saturday 28th March 2015.
Huish Park: 7.45a.m.
Adult Members: £29.00; Member Concessions: £27.00
Adult Non-Members: £31.00; Non-Member Concessions: £29.00

Fleetwood Town : Easter Monday 6th April 2015.
Huish Park: 7.00a.m.
Adult Members: £30.00; Member Concessions: £28.00
Adult Non-Members: £32.00; Non-Member Concessions: £30.00

Swindon Town : Saturday 18th April 2015.
Details to follow later.

Milton Keynes Dons : Sunday 3rd May 2015.
Details to follow later.

Obviously all fixtures are subject to change and additions, once cup draws and winter weather take effect.

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.

Link: 2014-15 Half-Season Ticket Prices.

Link: Ticketing For Notts County vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Bristol City vs Yeovil Town.


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17 November 2014 : Inniss Extends Huish Park Stay
Yeovil Town have agreed a further extension on the loan deal for Crystal Palace defender Ryan Inniss. The centre-back has made three appearances for the club so far, and his stay will now be extended for a further month, taking his time into mid-December. His latest extension will cover him up to and including Saturday 20th December - the home match against Colchester United.

Inniss suffered a slight knock midway through his first month's loan, meaning that for the past three games he has not been part of the match-day squad - partly due to injury, and partly due to being the club's "sixth loanee" who has had to sit out the game. However, with Cardiff City defender Ben Nugent sitting on four bookings at present, it would seem likely that Inniss will get his chance to return to the side at some point in the near future, hence cover is still needed.


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17 November 2014 : Ladies Chairman: FA Award Is Tribute To Whole Club
Yeovil Town Ladies Chairman David Mills has paid tribute to the hard work of those involved in the club after they received an award from the national Football Association. The Ladies picked up the FA WSL 2 Club Of The Year award during last Friday night's awards evening at Madame Tussauds, in London, with manager Jamie Sherwood, general manager Trevor Jenkins and director Stephen Allinson present to pick up the honour on behalf of the club.

The Glovers were up against FA WSL 1 league winners Liverpool for an outright award, but the FA made a late decision to create two divisional awards, due to the strength of those nominations. Rather than just focussing on what each club was doing on the field of play, the FA's Club of the Year Award encompasses all elements of each club's work demonstrating success in areas such as success on and off the pitch, supporting a range of programmes to help develop players, supporting the FA's RESPECT campaign, community work and overcoming challenges. As such, Chairman David Mills said that it was important that all current and past members of the Ladies set-up were given recognition for their help in getting them that honour:

"This fantastic award is down to the hard work of everyone involved with the Club, not just now but over many years. We set ourselves a target this year of being the best we could on and off the pitch - particularly in the areas of fan engagement and creating a welcoming environment at our home games. We look to continually improve so this award is not the end of our efforts and fans can expect us to work even harder in these areas in 2015. Finally we would like to thank everyone who comes to our games - whether it is our own fantastic fans or those of visiting teams they have all been epic this season."

Pictured below are the three Ladies representatives, along with two of their club sponsors, after they received the award. More significantly, their award appears to have Royal approval!

Yeovil Town Ladies pick up the FA WSL 2 Team Of The Year Award
Yeovil Town Ladies pick up the FA WSL 2 Team Of The Year Award!
Photo © Yeovil Town Ladies.



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17 November 2014 : Interview With Kevin Dawson
Following Saturday afternoon's 0-1 home defeat against Fleetwood Town at Huish Park, Yeovil Town midfielder Kevin Dawson spoke to the BBC. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Kevin's views on the game can be read in full, via the link below.

Link: Kevin Dawson Speaks To The BBC After The 0-1 Defeat Against Fleetwood.


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