Ciderspace News Page
News Archives

To subscribe to this News Page's RSS Feed, copy this link into your News Reader. Alternatively Join us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.
To go to the Ciderspace News Archives, click here.
To see all news for November 2018 click here.
To see all news for October 2018 click here.

31 July 2018 : Management Teams To Be Given Yellow And Red Cards For Technical Area Breaches
The Football Association have introduced new sanctions for misconduct that is committed inside the managerial technical areas during matches. Up until this season, referees only had two options available for misbehaving management and coaching staff - either a general finger-wagging, or the power to send them to the stands for the remainder of the game. In the latter case, it would require the Referee's Report to identify any misconduct committed, and then for the FA to act upon it as a separate disciplinary procedure.

The new rules, which take immediate effect, will cover the Premier League, Football League, FA Cup (from the First Round Proper onwards), EFL Cup, EFL Trophy and National League. In the event of technical area misconduct, Managers can be issued with yellow and red cards during matches - in the Premier League this will be done merely as a verbal instruction, rather than by the raising of a card. Cards will be issued in the event of a 'Stage 1 Warning' (effectively a caution) with the following listed as scenarios that match officials may clamp down on:

1. Inappropriate language and/or gestures towards match officials that are an obvious show of dissent or an attempt to influence decisions.
2. Kicking or throwing of water bottles, coats or other similar objects as an obvious show of dissent
3. Sarcastic clapping or similar gestures
4. Waving imaginary yellow/red cards

Individuals issued with Stage 1 Warnings will be named in the referees report, including details of the caution. The FA will introduce automatic suspension rules that will kick in for accumulation of such Warnings throughout the season. Individuals that accumulate Warnings will receive a one match suspension after four warnings, a two match suspension after eight warnings and a three match suspension after twelve warnings. Any individuals that gain sixteen warning during a single season will be hit with an FA Misconduct Charge, with a Regulatory Commission determining the level of punishment.

Although the rules will generally apply to First Team Managers, the FA have left them open enough to apply to any individual occupying the Technical Area, and thus could apply to coaches, physios and other staff named on the teamsheet.

The FA don't make it clear, but given they mention Red cards, it can probably be assumed that if an individual is given two Stage 1 Warnings during a single game, that he will be dismissed from the Technical Area.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

31 July 2018 : National Press Claiming West Brom Offer For James Is Rejected
Reports from a national newspaper claim that Yeovil Town have turned down a formal offer made by West Bromwich Albion for defender Tom James. The reports from the Daily Mail come on the back of yesterday's news that the Baggies were lining up a bid for the player - rumours that were later put out by Sky Sports and other media, and tie in with recent claimed interest from Swansea City.

The latest claims, via the Daily Mail, are that Yeovil Town have turned down a bid of £350,000 from West Bromwich Albion for his services. The slightly surreal addition to this is that the paper states that the Glovers were in fact holding out for £50,000 more before they would accept the West Midland club's offer - something that seems to be piffling small change for a side that was relegated from the Premier League last season, and thus is currently supplemented by large parachute payments for the next three years.

The other curious factor is that the £350,000 claim made by the Daily Mail, concerning West Bromwich Albion, is precisely the same amount that was listed by The Mirror newspaper when they linked Swansea City with the same player last week. It may be that the club are trying to get both parties engaged in a bidding war - if so then an extra £50,000 seems a low bar to start from.

For those that like their rumourmill speculation though, other national newspaper reports suggest that Swansea City are on the edge of selling Alfie Mawson to Fulham for between £15 million and £20 million - something that ought to at least leave enough small change for a Tom James bid, should they still want to. With Mawson being one of two defenders that Swansea are said to be trying to offload, in order to downsize their wage bill, the completion of that deal should tell us whether there is any legs in the suggestion from The Mirror that James would be the man they'd head for, once Mawson or full-back Kyle Naughton was off their books.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

31 July 2018 : Date Set For Grecians EFL Trophy Group Stage Match
Yeovil Town's EFL Trophy Group Stage match against Exeter City now has a firm date lined up. The two sides will meet at Huish Park on Tuesday 4th September 2018, with a 7.45p.m. kick-off, as the first of three Group Stage matches.

Last week saw the second Group Stage match get a firm date. That match against Bristol Rovers will be played on Tuesday 9th October 2018 at the Memorial Stadium, with a 7.45p.m. kick-off.

The final Group Stage match will be against West Ham United Under-21s. As yet there is no firm date for this tie. However, it will be played at Huish Park, and is expected to either be at the end of October, or during the first few weeks of November.

There is no ticketing information for these matches at this stage.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

31 July 2018 : Officials For Bury vs Yeovil Town
Officials for the League Two fixture between Bury and Yeovil Town have been published by the Football League. The match takes place at Gigg Lane on Saturday 4th August 2018, and is the opening fixture of the 2018-19 season. The man in charge of the fixture will be referee Dean Whitestone (Northamptonshire).

This is an official that we've had a huge number of times over the years, including twice during the 2017-18 season. He took charge of the September 2017 home match against Cheltenham Town which ended in a 0-0 draw. The Robins dominated this game, and we were probably indebted to Mr Whitestone, when he saw Sid Nelson's tug-back on Mohamed Eisa as a yellow card as the striker ran through on goal, rather than the colour that the visitors had been hoping for. Otherwise he had a fairly quiet game. Nelson was less fortunate in the November meeting against Notts County that ended in a 1-1 draw. The gane's major incident occurred in the 88th minute and saw him red-carded for what was claimed to be an off-the-ball elbow aimed at Ryan Yates. Most spectators didn't see it, and video footage didn't pick it up, but on the other hand Darren Way's ire seemed to be more aimed at Nelson than at the referee.

There were three meetings during the 2016-17 season. The first was a home match against Newport County in October 2016. This was Graham Westley's first game in charge of the Exiles, and what we got was a fairly typical physical approach from our opponents. Mr Whitestone adopted a stand-off approach, which sometimes frustrated the home crowd, but overall he kept a good lid on the game, with just one booking. A month later, he was present for the November 2016 match at Accrington Stanley that saw us draw 1-1. This was a booking-free game, and in terms of refereeing controversy, an incident-free game. He then turned up for a second Newport County match - the Easter holiday game at Rodney Parade. We thought he did quite well in that game - particularly when there had been a bit of a dust-up between players just before half time between two sets of players. There he decided to calm it down and issue a couple of yellows rather than try to take centre stage.

Prior to those three, he was there for the November 2015 fixture against Gillingham in the Football League Trophy. He had a quiet game on that evening, with just one booking, and the game ended up in a penalty shoot-out which we won. Other recent matches include the September 2014 League One match against Coventry City that saw the Sky Blues having just returned to the Ricoh Arena. There were also two games during the 2013-14 season. He was present for the opening day of the season when we travelled to Millwall. Although we won the game, some of his decision-making was messy, particularly in terms of who he chose to land on the book, but at least he didn't do anything too dramatic. He then turned up for the October 4-1 defeat against Middlesbrough where we were too busy grumbling about our ability to defend, than noticing what the referee was doing.

With so many of Mr Whitestone's past matches to wade through, it's worth just highlighting a few of the more prominent meetings we've had with him. During the February 2013 League One match against Scunthorpe United he actually did us a few favours (yes referees do sometimes do this!). His failure to penalise Byron Webster for his first half tackle on Akpo Sodje raised a few eyebrows - it could have been a red card for a professional foul, but he kindly waved play on, and Scunny manager Brian Laws got his marching orders for telling the referee what he thought of the decision at the half time break.

Then in the second half, Callum Kennedy's tackle on Sam Foley inside the box also went in our favour, as Mr Whitestone pointed to the penalty spot. Video replays suggested it was a fair tackle. Brian Laws livid after the match? Unsurprisingly, having had time to view the incidents on the DVD he wasn't too impressed. A rather honest Byron Webster admitted that Laws had a right to be annoyed in his post-match interview. So all in all, a 'good' performance from Mr Whitestone from our point of view, and a 'bad' one if you were an Iron fan.

He was responsible for one of the worst refereeing performances we saw during the 2010-11 season, when we had a November 2010 visit to The Valley that saw Charlton Athletic gain a 3-2 win. Two players got sent off, with Charlton's Christian Dailly and Yeovil's Paul Huntington not finishing the game. Dailly's challenge on Sam Williams didn't look like a red even for those of us wearing green'n'white. The later decision to send off Huntington looked like a referee doing his best to 'correct' his earlier error. Glovers boss Terry Skiverton said after the game that he felt the referee had got it wrong on both counts, and we'd tend to agree. Overall, Mr Whitestone made a pig's ear of the game, summed up by five further bookings across both sides, and not a single one of the yellows involving a foul.

In the August 2008 home match against Leeds United he gave us a penalty decision that was controversial even with green-tinted spectacles on, although it was about time that we had one. However, despite us being particularly grateful for any small gifts that might come our way, the rest of his performance wasn't too clever, clocking up eight bookings in the match, but subsequently bottling several opportunities to produce second yellow cards for a number of Leeds players. Whilst that left us displeased, Leeds were just as miffed, calling Whitestone 'embarrassing'. Probably the one criticism that both camps would agree on was that Whitestone failed to be firm in his early decisions, and thus created a rod for his own back.

We then had the dubious pleasure of Mr Whitestone back on New Year's Day 2008 when he took part in the 1-0 defeat at Kenilworth Road. Whilst the 1-0 scoreline flattered the Glovers, who were outplayed from start to finish by a Luton side about to be broken up after going into administration, the performance of Whitestone left a nasty taste in the mouth. Card-happy and inclined to be influenced heavily by what the crowd told him to do, he red-carded Paul Warne late on in the game for a trivial second bookable offence when far worse tackles from the home side had gone unpunished. There are few occasions when we'd suggest that a referee wasn't neutral, but it's hard to describe him any other way when he's got that badly sucked into home crowd pressure.

Mr Whitestone will be assisted by Matthew Parry (Merseyside) and Paul Newhouse (County Durham). The Fourth Official will be Mark Cunliffe (Merseyside).

Link: November 2017 : Yeovil Town 1 Notts County 1.

Link: September 2017 : Yeovil Town 0 Cheltenham Town 0.

Link: April 2017 : Newport County 1 Yeovil Town 0.

Link: November 2016 : Accrington Stanley 1 Yeovil Town 1.

Link: October 2016 : Yeovil Town 1 Newport County 0.

Link: November 2015 : Gillingham 1 Yeovil Town 1 (Yeovil won 5-4 on penalties).

Link: September 2014 : Coventry City 2 Yeovil Town 1.

Link: October 2013 : Middlesbrough 4 Yeovil Town 1.

Link: August 2013 : Millwall 0 Yeovil Town 1.

Link: April 2013 : Bury 3 Yeovil Town 2.

Link: February 2013 : Yeovil Town 3 Scunthorpe United 0.

Link: October 2011 : Yeovil Town 0 Huddersfield Town 1.

Link: November 2010 : Charlton Athletic 3 Yeovil Town 2.

Link: January 2009 : Yeovil Town 1 Scunthorpe United 2.

Link: August 2008 : Yeovil Town 1 Leeds United 1.

Link: January 2008 : Luton Town 1 Yeovil Town 0.

Link:September 2007 : Yeovil Town 0 Leyton Orient 1.

Link: September 2006 : Yeovil Town 2 Crewe Alexandra 0.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

31 July 2018 : Under-18 Side Wins Club's Final Pre-Season Friendly
Yeovil Town won their final pre-season friendly on Monday night as they beat North Dorset side Gillingham Town at their new Woodwater Lane ground. In a match that was being used as a fundraiser for the Dorset Premier League side's new stadium developments, what was badged as a first team friendly was anything but that, with the starting eleven being made up of ten Under-18 players, and an unnamed senior trialist.

Despite the more junior side being selected for the occasion, Yeovil took the lead through Gabriel Rogers five minutes before the break, and then added to their tally during the second half with two more goals. Neville Nzembela doubled Yeovil's lead, before a header from Devon Arnold, who has recently moved up from the Under-16s level, completed the evening.

Final Score: Gillingham Town 0 Yeovil Town Under-18s 3.

Scorers: Gabriel Rogers (0-1), Neville Nzembela (0-2), Devon Arnold (0-3).

Attendance: 270.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

30 July 2018 : Academy Side Suffer Weekend Defeat By Dolphins
Yeovil Town Under-18s were in action on Saturday, when they took on Poole Town at Tatnam Farm, in Dorset, in a pre-season friendly. The match was an unusual one, in that it took place at the same time that the first team were playing Corby Town, meaning that with the Dolphins playing the 2018-19 season in Southern League Premier South, they were challenging a team that will be playing one level higher than the first team's opponents during the coming season.

The Under-18 side that travelled to Poole also had to deal with the fact that three of their personnel - Tyrique Spencer-Clarke, Gabriel Rogers and Daniel Ojo - were up in Northamptonshire with the first team squad. As such, those that headed down to South Dorset did well to hold their seventh tier opponents to a 2-0 scoreline, with both of Poole's goals being scored during the final 20 minutes. Sam Griffin's 70th minute goal was quickly followed up by a 75th minute strike from Olly Balmer to give the Dorset side victory.

Final Score: Poole Town 2 Yeovil Town Under-18s 0.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

30 July 2018 : 2018-19 Somerset Premier Cup First Round Draw
Yeovil Town have been given an away draw in the First Round of the Somerset Premier Cup. In what is badged as a 'Reserve Team' competition for the Glovers, but in recent seasons competed in by the club's Under-18 side, the Glovers will play Western League Division One side Bishop Sutton at their Lakeview ground, ten miles south of Bristol.

The draw is as follows, with a rule change meaning that Weston-super-Mare received an automatic bye to the Second Round as cup holders, along with five other randomly drawn clubs:

Somerset Premier Cup First Round:
Bath City v Bishop Lydeard
Chard Town v Keynsham Town
Bridgwater Town v Wells City
Paulton Rovers v Street
Odd Down v Portishead Town
Ashton and Backwell United v Wincanton Town
Bishop Sutton v Yeovil Town
Cheddar v Brislington
Larkhall Athletic v Welton Rovers
Clevedon Town v Wellington

Byes To Second Round:
Weston-super-Mare (Automatically as Holders)
Frome Town
Shepton Mallet
Radstock Town
Hengrove Athletic
Taunton Town

Ties will be played on the week commencing October 8th 2018.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

30 July 2018 : Surridge Signs Latics Loan Deal
Former Yeovil Town loanee Sam Surridge has gone out on loan again for the 2018-19 season. The AFC Bournemouth striker has signed a season long loan deal with Oldhan Athletic who were relegated from League One at the end of last season. He has been given their No.9 shirt, and will aim to add to his 53 games that he played for the Glovers last season in fourth tier football.

The 20 year old has been at Bournemouth since he was a 14 year old, and has already had loan spells with Weymouth and Poole Town, prior to his 2017-18 season spell at Huish Park. Surridge was spotted at Oldham Athletic's pre-season friendly against Preston North End over the weekend, and so was widely expected to team up with them for the 2018-19 season.

Link: Sam Surridge : Yeovil Town Statistics.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

30 July 2018 : Here We Go Again - This Week's Tom James Rumour Comes Out
Back on March 12th 2018, rumours began to circulate claiming that Yeovil Town defender Tom James was the subject of transfer interest from three major football clubs. Over the four-and-a-half months that have followed, there has been claim after claim issued against the former Cardiff City player, with the most recent coming last week when national paper The Mirror claimed that there was a £350,000 price tag on his head, with Swansea City trying to line up a few outgoing transfers before they made their bid official. Now the name of fellow Championship club West Bromwich Albion has been chucked in - one that hasn't been mentioned before.

A national commercial website called Football Insider, which claims to be "written and edited by professional journalists" has stated that West Brom "have made enquiries about James" ahead of the closure of the August transfer window, which after all of this 'talk' is now just ten days away. Once again there are no sources or quotes to back up their claims - just some fluff about the Baggies being "ready to firm up their interest" in the player.

Over the course of that four-and-a-half period, Tom James has variously been connected with moves to West Bromwich Albion, Swansea City, Hull City, AFC Bournemouth, Celtic, Aston Villa, Brentford and Bristol City. However, as yet there have been no firm concrete on-the-record stories or quotes to substantiate these claims at this stage.

Tom James was left out of Saturday's squad that faced Corby Town on Saturday, with the official explanation that he was being 'rested' for the weekend, having played in most of Yeovil's previous pre-season friendlies.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

30 July 2018 : Former Academy Midfielder Wins USA Scholarship
Former Yeovil Town Academy player Jack Hilton-Jones will be leaving the country for this next footballing experience. He has gained himself a scholarship at Georgia State University, where he will study for a degree in Mathematics. The course will also allow him to combine his classroom studies with football, meaning that he still will have a chance to continue his ambition of becoming a professional player in the future.

The 18 year old midfielder was one of seven scholars released by the club in May 2018, with Joe Tomlinson having found himself a new position within Brighton and Hove Albion's development squad set-up. He has gained his move to the Atlanta university thanks to some help from the PASS4Soccer Scholarships Network, who used footage from both his former club Southampton and from Yeovil Town to circulate to candidate Universities.

PASS4Soccer also help in terms of arranging the coverage of the scholarships, which can help finance tuition fees, accommodation and food, on a partial or full basis. PASS4Soccer Director Daniel Gray has told the Western Gazette that some of this stemmed from the player keeping a Plan B open, in case Yeovil Town didn't offer him anything:

"It has been a pleasure dealing with Jack and we are delighted that he has secured such a good university in Georgia State. Getting to live in Atlanta, Georgia will be a great experience alongside his university and soccer commitments. Despite playing for Yeovil Town FC and his plan A being to gain a professional contract there, Jack was keen to put a plan B in place in case he wasn’t offered a deal. We wish him well for his time in the USA."

Jack is expected to be out in Georgia for the next four years.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

30 July 2018 : Change Of Plan As First-Teamers Added To Gillingham Town Trip
Yeovil Town have changed their expectations of what sort of a squad will be travelling to play Gillingham Town this evening. Yesterday, the club put out a message on their website stating that:

"Darren Way's first-team are unlikely to be involved with the Under-18s poised to take on the Gills".

At some point today, that message has been updated to indicate that the squad that is travelling will contain a number of first team players, and now says:

"A mixture of Under-18s, trialists and first-team players will make the journey to Dorset".

Gillingham Town have also put out a message, stressing their belief that there will be some first team players turning out for tonight's match:

"There is rumour that we are playing Yeovil Town U18s tonight. This is NOT the case. We are playing Yeovil Town 1st Team. They do have quite a few injuries, etc, so the team will be bolstered by some youth players and triallists, as you would expect for a pre-season friendly".

The above would imply that the Glovers have had a change of plans, and that the squad that will travel will be closer to that picked for last Tuesday night's trip to Dorchester Town.

Link: Ticketing For Gillingham Town vs Yeovil Town.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

30 July 2018 : Academy Side Planned For Gillingham Town Trip
Yeovil Town supporters planning to travel to Monday night's pre-season friendly against Gillingham Town tonight should note that the team that will be fielded will be based around an Academy side. Manager Darren Way will be up at Ashton Gate, home of Bristol City, tonight for a BBC local radio Sports Forum, whilst the club have stated that the first team are "unlikely to be involved".

They state that the Under-18s will be undertaking the fixture, meaning that it has effectively been downgraded to a Youth Team fixture. For those heading to the game, Woodwater Lane is situated very close to Gillingham's old Hardings Lane ground, close to Gillingham secondary school. Admission prices are as shown below.

Link: Ticketing For Gillingham Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Bury vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Bury vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticket Pricing For Yeovil Town vs Aston Villa.

Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.

Link: 2018-19 Yeovil Town First Team Fixture List.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

30 July 2018 : Online Advance Sales For Bury Trip
Yeovil Town supporters planning to travel to Bury's ground next Saturday do now have an option for purchasing tickets in advance. Although the Huish Park Ticket Office won't be handling advance ticket sales, the Bury Ticket Office have made available ticket sales via their own online portal.

For those who want to take that option, you can head directly to this page and purchase online. There will be a small handling charge. Alternatively, you can still purchase from Gigg Lane using cash on the day at the turnstiles. For full pricing, follow the link below.

Link: Ticketing For Gillingham Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Bury vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Bury vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticket Pricing For Yeovil Town vs Aston Villa.

Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.

Link: 2018-19 Yeovil Town First Team Fixture List.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

29 July 2018 : Kick-Off Adjustments For Yeovil Town Legends Match
Sunday afternoon will see a Yeovil Town Legends side take to the field at Raleigh Grove, Sherborne where they will take part in a testimonial event for long serving Sherborne Town player and Commercial Manager Glenn Nathan.

The events will start at 1.30p.m. with a barbeque, face painting and a bouncy castle, as well as a bar. Some of this will be moved inside Sherborne's clubhouse. However, due to the expected weather forecast for Sunday morning, they are planning to adjust the kick-off times for the two games. The Under-9s fixture will now begin at 3.00p.m. which means that the Yeovil Town Legends fixture against Sherborne Town Legends is not expected to start until 4.00p.m. You can still turn up at the same time as before, with shelter in the clubhouse if any showers do break out.

Finally, the Yeovil Town Legends side has been enhanced by the addition of former attacking midfielder Andrejs Stolcers, who has agreed to play in the match, alongside the previously named players. For more details, see the original article below.

Link: Yeovil Town Legends To Take Part In Sherborne Testimonial Game.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

28 July 2018 : Video : Corby Town vs Yeovil Town Match Highlights
For those who want to watch match highlights of Saturday afternoon's pre-season friendly against Corby Town at Steel Park, these are now online. There is five minutes worth of footage via YouTube that shows all three Yeovil Town goals from Jordan Green, Diallang Jaiyesimi and Korrey Henry in the 3-0 win. Watch via the video clip below.




Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

28 July 2018 : Corby 0 Yeovil 3 : DJ And Henry Help Secure Victory Over Steelmen
Yeovil Town won their penultimate pre-season friendly on Saturday afternoon, as they eased their way past Southern League Division One East side Corby Town. In weather that veered from summer sunshine to torrential rain, and then back again, Jordan Green put his side in front midway through the first half. Norwich City loanee Diallang Jaiyesimi doubled the lead when he volleyed home ten minutes after the break, and that was quickly followed up by Korrey Henry converting from close range with his first touch after coming on as a substitute.

The Glovers made just a single change to their starting line-up compared to last weekend's match against Plymouth Argyle, with Tom James being left off the teamsheet entirely, meaning that Omar Sowunmi got back into the starting eleven, with Bevis Mugabi being pushed wide into the full-back position.

Corby provided competitive opposition, not unlike a League Two side in their style, pressing quickly and going into some biting tackles that provided the best test possible for the real thing next weekend. Although Yeovil passed the ball well, particularly when they switched the ball across field, there were a few occasions when they looked uncomfortable with aspects of the game they hadn't seen quite as much of in earlier friendlies. The best of the early efforts fell to Diallang Jaiyesimi, whose shot took a deflection over the Corby keeper, but was cleared off the line by a defender.

In gusty conditions, Francois Zoko shot, but straight into the arms of the goalkeeper 20 minutes into the match, but just a couple of minutes later Yeovil took the lead. Omar Sowunmi won the ball inside his own half and delivered it up through the centre. That gave Jordan Green a chance to run onto it, cutting inside before firing a shot home that bobbled in off the right hand post for a 0-1 lead.

Yeovil's best other effort, in a half where Corby struggled to get an attacking foothold, yet held their own in the centre of the park, came when they won a free kick after Jordan Green was brought down and the linesman belatedly flagged, with the delay almost looking like a VAR decision was being taken at Steel Park. Carl Dickinson stepped up and curled his effort around the wall, but the goalkeeper tipped the ball away for a corner.

The second period opened with Rhys Browne only lasting three minutes of it, as a block tackle immediately left him signalling to the bench. He was replaced by trialist Yoann Arquin, this time dubbed as Trialist A, and the only non-contracted player visible on the bench. He came close to netting when he flicked an angled shot over the bar from a Carl Dickinson through that looped into the box.

Ten minutes after the restart, Yeovil doubled their lead, A ball into the box was smartly chested down by Diallang Jaiyesimi and with a single touch, he volleyed the ball home from 12 yards out for a 0-2 lead, as the ball finished in the bottom corner.

Substitutions were inevitable around the hour mark, and that saw Alex Fisher, Reece Cole and Gabriel Rogers all introduced. It also saw former West Ham United utility player Korrey Henry get his chance to impress, and he got off to a flyer when with his first touch of the ball, he knocked in a Carl Dickinson corner from close range, for a 0-3 lead.

During the closing stages, Corby managed to please their home supporters, by forcing Stuart Nelson into two strong saves, as he managed to palm the ball over his own crossbar from driven shots down the centre. Tyrique Spencer-Clarke and Daniel Ojo got late appearances as Academy players during the final ten minutes, as legs were saved in what was a surprisingly competitive test from the Steelmen in what is likely to be Yeovil's last main 'First XI' friendly before the real thing starts next weekend at Bury. That the game finished when it did was a mercy - the second the game was over, thunderclaps and torrential rain came down to flood the pitch and stadium surrounds, meaning that not too many hung around once the final whistle blew.

Final Score: Corby Town 0 Yeovil Town 3.

Scorers: Jordan Green (0-1, 22 mins), Diallang Jaiyesimi (0-2, 55 mins), Korrey Henry (0-3, 63 mins)

Yeovil Town:
Stuart Nelson
Bevis Mugabi, Omar Sowunmi, Shaun Donnellan, Carl Dickinson
Jordan Green, Sessi D'Almeida, Alefe Santos, Rhys Browne
Diallang Jaiyesimi, Francois Zoko

Substitutes:
Nathan Baxter, Yoann Arquin (49 mins for Rhys Browne), Daniel Ojo (82 mins for Carl Dickinson), Reece Cole (62 mins for Sessi D'Almeida), Tyrique Spencer-Clarke (82 mins for Alefe Santos), Gabriel Rogers (62 mins for Jordan Green), Korrey Henry (62 mins for Francois Zoko), Alex Fisher (62 mins for Diallang Jaiyesimi).

Attendance: 277


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

28 July 2018 : Team News For Corby Town vs Yeovil Town
Yeovil Town have chosen their starting line-up for Saturday afternoon's match against Corby Town at Steel Park. Compared to last Saturday's match against Plymouth Argyle there is one change, with defender Tom James replaced by Omar Sowunmi, with Bevis Mugabi expected to shuffle out to right-back.

Chelsea goalkeeper Nathan Baxter has arrived at the club, with the start of his loan spell with the Glovers having being delayed due to his need to cover for Chelsea's senior keepers being involved in the 2018 World Cup.

Midfield pair Jake Gray and James Bailey remain out with ankle and knee problems respectively. Defender Gary Warren and right-back Tom James are not on the teamsheet today, but are present at the ground.

The line-up for today reads as follows:

Yeovil Town:
Stuart Nelson
Bevis Mugabi, Omar Sowunmi, Shaun Donnellan, Carl Dickinson
Jordan Green, Sessi D'Almeida, Alefe Santos, Rhys Browne
Diallang Jaiyesimi, Francois Zoko

Substitutes:
Nathan Baxter, Daniel Ojo, Reece Cole, Tyrique Spencer-Clarke, Gabriel Rogers, Korrey Henry, Alex Fisher.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

28 July 2018 : February 2018 Man Of The Match Results
Back in February, Yeovil Town played six matches, comprising of five league games and one cup game. They gained two home league victories, and another in the EFL Trophy, but then lost the final two matches of the month. The Man of the Match results for those games are recorded below, summarising the team record for that month.

Cambridge United (Home) : Won 2-0 (Scorers : Nathan Smith and Alex Fisher)

1. Nathan Smith 298 (27)
2. Omar Sowunmi 124 (5)
3. Artur Krysiak 38 (0)
4. Francois Zoko 34 (0)
5. Jake Gray 22 (2)
6. Rhys Browne 22 (0)
6. Lewis Wing 22 (0)
8. Tom James 20 (0)
9. Alex Fisher 16 (1)
10. Alefe Santos 14 (0)
11. Ryan Dickson 10 (0)
12. Jordan Green 6 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 6.23
Performance : 6.29
Entertainment : 6.17
VOTES RECEIVED : 35

Fleetwood Town (Home, EFL Trophy) : Won 3-2 (Scorers : Own Goal, Corey Whelan, Francois Zoko)

1. Corey Whelan 126 (9)
2. Jake Gray 72 (6)
3. Alex Fisher 46 (2)
4. Tom James 32 (2)
5. Omar Sowunmi 30 (1)
6. Nathan Smith 22 (1)
7. Jordan Green 14 (0)
8. Francois Zoko 14 (0)
9. Sam Surridge 8 (0)
10. Jared Bird 8 (0)
11. Rhys Browne 6 (0)


OVERALL MATCH RATING : 7.57
Performance : 7.24
Entertainment : 7.9
VOTES RECEIVED : 21

Crewe Alexandra (Away) : Drew 0-0.

1. Omar Sowunmi 32 (2)
2. Lewis Wing 30 (3)
3. Artur Krysiak 22 (1)
3. Tom James 22 (1)
5. Jake Gray 14 (0)
6. Corey Whelan 12 (0)
7. Jordan Green 10 (1)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 5.62
Performance : 5.75
Entertainment : 5.5
VOTES RECEIVED : 8

Barnet (Home) : Won 2-0. (Scorers: Sam Surridge and Francois Zoko)

1. Jonny Maddison 628 (54)
2. Tom James 236 (12)
3. Sam Surridge 104 (4)
4. Omar Sowunmi 82 (1)
5. Oscar Gobern 72 (2)
6. Lewis Wing 50 (0)
7. Ryan Dickson 38 (0)
8. Francois Zoko 26 (0)
9. Jake Gray 14 (0)
10. Corey Whelan 6 (0)
10. Alex Fisher 6 (0)
12. Jordan Green 2 (0)
12. Nathan Smith 2 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 6.09
Performance : 6
Entertainment : 6.19
VOTES RECEIVED : 74

Stevenage (Away) : Lost 1-4. (Scorer: Ryan Seager)

1. Ryan Dickson 20 (2)
2. Ryan Seager 16 (1)
3. Omar Sowunmi 10 (1)
4. Alex Fisher 6 (0)
4. Tom James 6 (0)
4. Jake Gray 6 (0)
7. Oscar Gobern 2 (0)
7. Rhys Browne 2 (0)
7. Jonny Maddison 2 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 4.25
Performance : 4
Entertainment : 4.5
VOTES RECEIVED : 4

Carlisle United (Home) : Lost 0-1.

1. Lewis Wing 64 (5)
2. Omar Sowunmi 50 (3)
3. Oscar Gobern 44 (4)
4. Jonny Maddison 30 (1)
5. Tom James 28 (1)
6. Sam Surridge 26 (2)
7. Ryan Dickson 18 (0)
8. Jake Gray 8 (0)
9. Corey Whelan 6 (0)
10. Otis Khan 2 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 3.84
Performance : 3.79
Entertainment : 3.89
VOTES RECEIVED : 19


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

27 July 2018 : Ticketing For Gillingham Town vs Yeovil Town
Ticketing information for Yeovil Town's pre-season friendly against Gillingham Town. The match against the Dorset side (not to be confused with the League One team in Kent!) will take place on Monday 30th July 2018, with a 7.00p.m. kick-off.

The game will be staged at Gillingham's Woodwater Lane Ground, which is situated at the end of Hardings Lane, close to Gillingham Secondary School. Admission for this fixture is as follows:

Adults: £10.00; Seniors: £5.00; Under-18s: FREE.

Gillingham have said that the match will be used as a fundraiser for the development of their new ground, which has been opened this summer, as a replacement for the original Hardings Lane venue. Whilst it may not interest quite so many Yeovil fans, tickets purchased will also allow you free entry into their August 11th match against Parley Sports.

Link: Ticketing For Poole Town vs Yeovil Town U18s.

Link: Ticketing For Corby Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Directions And Pub Guide For Corby Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Bury vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Bury vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticket Pricing For Yeovil Town vs Aston Villa.

Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.

Link: 2018-19 Yeovil Town First Team Fixture List.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

27 July 2018 : Brentford Loan Midfielder Becomes Yeovil's Seventh Summer Signing
Yeovil Town have confirmed their seventh signing of the summer. They have completed a loan deal with Brentford midfielder Reece Cole, who has agreed a full season loan with the club for the 2018-19 campaign. The 20 year old is a product of their Academy system who had a short loan spell with Newport County last season.

Born in Hillingdon on February 17th 1998, he first came to light at Under-15 level as part of their side that won the junior category of the 2012 Milk Cup. He was given a scholarship deal with the club at the end of the 2013-14 season, which turned into a professional contract in February 2016. He made the first team bench as an unused substitute towards the end of that campaign.

He's made one appearance for Brentford's first team, as a substitute against Nottingham Forest in March 2017. During the following season, they gave him what was intended to be a half-season loan with Newport County. But that only lasted five games, after a knee injury curtailed his time with the South Wales side, putting him out for half a season and effectively ending his time with the Exiles. Brentford have him under contract until the summer of 2020 and during the second half of the 2017-18 season, he scored nine goals in 20 games for their 'B' Team.

Reece is the seventh new arrival at the club, following in the footsteps of Norwich City loan winger Diallang Jaiyesimi, former Notts County left-back Carl Dickinson who has been signed permanently, Chelsea loan keeper Nathan Baxter, former Inverness Caledonian Thistle centre-back Gary Warren, ex-Blackpool and Barnsley midfielder Sessi D'Almeida and ex-West Ham United utility player Korrey Henry.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

27 July 2018 : Ticketing For Poole Town vs Yeovil Town Under-18s
For those supporters who want a slightly shorter away trip on Saturday, Yeovil Town are sending a squad to play Southern League Premier South side Poole Town. The Dorset side dropped from the National League South division last season, and will be staging a pre-season friendly at Tatnam Farm (currently badged as the Black Gold Stadium) on Saturday 28th July 2018, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off.

Yeovil Town have stated that their Academy (Under-18s) side will be fulfilling this fixture, with the first team travelling to Corby Town. Admission for the Poole fixture will be as follows:

Adults: £10.00; Concessions: £7.00; Under-18s: £2.00; Under-16s: FREE (when accompanied).

Link: Ticketing For Corby Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Directions And Pub Guide For Corby Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Bury vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Bury vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticket Pricing For Yeovil Town vs Aston Villa.

Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.

Link: 2018-19 Yeovil Town First Team Fixture List.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

27 July 2018 : Ticketing For Corby Town vs Yeovil Town
Admission prices for Yeovil Town's pre-season friendly against Corby Town are available. The match takes place on Saturday 28th July 2018, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off at Steel Park. Tickets can be purchased directly on the turnstiles and are priced as follows:

Adults: £5.00; Concessions and Under-16s: £2.00.

Corby don't provide a definition of what a Concession means, but presumably it covers Seniors and Disabled fans.

For directions and a pub guide, see the article linked below.

Link: Directions And Pub Guide For Corby Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Bury vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Bury vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticket Pricing For Yeovil Town vs Aston Villa.

Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.

Link: 2018-19 Yeovil Town First Team Fixture List.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

27 July 2018 : Directions And Pub Guide For Corby Town vs Yeovil Town
Saturday will see Yeovil Town make their first ever visit to Corby Town's Steel Park ground for a pre-season friendly. The two sides played each other between 1965 and 1968 in the Southern League, with their last meeting coming in January 1970 in an FA Trophy First Round match. At that time, they were playing at Occupation Road, but they moved out in 1985 after the ground was sold. Following a nomadic period that saw them play at an Athletics Stadium, they have built their own ground within that same area. Steel Park was opened in 2011 and provides a 3,893 capacity ground, with 577 seats.

Corby currently play in Southern League Division One East, having been transferred across from Northern Premier League Division One South over the summer in some heavy non-league reorganisations. That puts them four divisions below Yeovil Town, and in terms of the footballing pyramid, at the same level as Bristol Manor Farm, Mangotsfield United, Paulton Rovers and Street who have been placed in the 'West' equivalent of this division.

The ground is situated on the northern edge of Corby, in an area called Corby Triangle Sports Complex, so named because it is a triangular piece of land at the point at which the A6003 forks with the A6116 Rockingham Road. As such it's fairly easy to find:

Address: Steel Park, Rockingham Road, Corby, NN17 2AE

Fans who have been to Northampton Town and Kettering Town will know the majority of the journey. The usual route is to take the A303 Eastbound, A34 (to Oxford's ring road), then A43 (to Northampton and then Kettering). On the outskirts of Corby, exit the A43 and join the A6003 Uppingham Road, which travels past the West side of Corby.

The ground entrance is at the junction where the A6003 and A6116 meet, opposite the entrance of Rockingham Castle. Go right at the roundabout, then the entrance to the complex is 100 yards on right hand side. You'll find a Best Western Rockingham Forest Hotel on that corner.

Pub Guide:

Even though the steel works that brought the migration closed nearly four decades ago, rightly or wrongly Corby still has the reputation of being the Most Scottish Town In England. So it’s all Tennent’s and Special Brew, right? Well not quite; but it is fair to say that the Craft Beer Revolution has yet to arrive in this corner of Northamptonshire. Because of its out of town location, the pubs closer to the ground are mostly of the estate/retail park variety, though there is also a Wetherspoon, more associated with high street drinking, nearby. For the absolutely lazy, there is a social club inside the ground at Steel Park that will admit away supporters.

Chequered Flag: (website). A Greene King Hungry Horse new build that opened five years ago. The Hungry Horse stable of pubs used to make up somewhat for their mediocrity with GINORMOUS portions of food. These have been scaled back long since, so now they are merely mediocre. Greene King IPA, Abbot and Morland Old Speckled Hen are the chain's house beers. The extent of guests varies from outlet to outlet. From this one's website you'd scarcely know whether it sells cask at all. Has a beer garden, car parking, disabled facilities, Sky and BT Sports. Close by the Samuel Lloyd (below), and 0.8 miles from the football ground. Opening hours 11.00 a.m. to 11.00pm Monday – Friday; 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. Saturday – Sunday. Food served 11.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. Monday – Friday; 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. Saturday – Sunday.
Address: Causeway Road, Corby, NN17 4DU. Tel. 01536 263035

Samuel Lloyd: (Website). Wetherspoon with four regular real ales from its usual suspect list, and four changing guest beers. Food served all day. Garden/smoking area; and unusually for a Spoons, some parking. 0.8 miles from Steel Park. Opening: 8.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. Sunday – Thursday; 8.00 a.m. – 1.00 a.m. Friday – Saturday.
Address: Rockingham Park, Gretton Brook Road, Corby, NN17 1AD. Tel. 01536 447910

Saxon Crown: (Website). This is a Wetherlodge – yes, Spoons do hotels too! Located more where one expects to find Tim’s outlets than the Samuel Lloyd (above), i.e. the town centre; and reasonably convenient if anyone’s doing the trip by train. Three regular real ales from its usual suspect list, and six changing beers guests. Food served all day. Patio/smoking area to rear. Opening: 8.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. Sunday – Thursday; 8.00 a.m. – 1.00 a.m. Friday – Saturday.
Address: 100 Elizabeth Street, Corby, NN17 1FN. Tel. 01536 203672

Shire Horse: (Website). Multi-room (public and lounge bars, function room with pool, darts, jukebox, Sky Sports, live music Saturday evenings etc.) estate style pub. On cask are Doom Bar from Molson Coors, and Poppy by Eagle Brewery, which is what Marston’s have renamed the former Charles Wells plant since they took it over. There’s a beer garden and parking. Food is only served on Sunday, from 12 noon to 16.00 p.m. Opening: noon to midnight Sunday – Thursday; noon to 1.30 a.m. Friday; noon to 2.30 a.m. Saturday. Exactly one mile walk to the ground.
Address: Willowbrook Road, Corby, NN17 2ER. Tel. 01536 400321

Sondes Arms: (Website). If you are looking for something a bit more Olde Englande “National Trust” the Sondes Arms is 0.8 miles from the ground, on and owned by the Rockingham Estate (still privately run and not actually National Trust), which has its own castle to boot. Originally a coaching inn, it was reopened in 2015 after a major 18 month refurbishment. As one might expect in a picture postcard tourist honeypot village, food is its main business: lunches noon to 2.00 p.m. Monday - Friday, noon to 2.30 p.m. Saturday, carvery noon to 8.30 p.m. Sunday; evening dining 6.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Monday – Saturday. There are two real ales on, Black Sheep Best Bitter as the regular, plus a changing option. Opening times: Monday-Friday noon to 3.00 p.m., 6.30 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.; Saturday noon to 3.15 p.m., 6.30 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.; Sunday noon to 10.30 p.m.
Address: Main Street, Rockingham, LE16 8TG. Tel. 01536 772193


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

26 July 2018 : Walker Rises Two Divisions After Leaving Colchester
Former Yeovil Town goalkeeper Sam Walker will play in the Championship division for the 2018-19 campaign, shortly after leaving League Two side Colchester United. He's signed a three year deal with the Royals that keeps him at the Madejski Stadium until the summer of 2021, bringing an end to an association with the Essex club since 2013, when he signed for them on loan from Chelsea.

Walker has been Colchester's recognised No.1 keeper in four out of the five seasons he's spent with them, making over 200 appearances for them. At the start of his footballing career, he went through Chelsea's Academy system. At that time he was coached by Paul Clement, who is now Reading's first team manager. Clement is pleased to be back working with him:

"I'm very happy Sam has signed a contract here. He is going to provide good competition for that position within our squad. I am looking forward to reuniting with him here at Reading, 10 years since working with him as a youth player at Chelsea. In those ten years, Sam has gained a lot of valuable experience and he will prove a great addition to the group."

Walker is a former FA Youth Cup winner, having been part of the team that beat Aston Vila in the 2010 final. He was brought to Huish Park by Gary Johnson just after his own return to the club, with the Chelsea loanee playing in 20 matches for the club as a 20 year old.

Link: Sam Walker : Yeovil Town Statistics.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

25 July 2018 : GWSC Travel For Bury vs Yeovil Town
The Green and White Supporters Club have set their travel plans for the League Two match against Bury. The match takes place at Gigg Lane on Saturday 4th August 2018, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off and is the opening match of the 2018-19 season. Departure times and prices are listed as follows:

Bury : Saturday 4th August 2018.
Huish Park: 7.15a.m.
Adult Members: £32.00; Member Concessions: £30.00
Adult Non-Members: £34.00; Non-Member Concessions: £32.00

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 Bury vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticket Pricing For Yeovil Town vs Aston Villa.

Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.

Link: 2018-19 Yeovil Town First Team Fixture List.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

25 July 2018 : Date Set For Bristol Rovers EFL Trophy Match
Yeovil Town's EFL Trophy Group Stage fixture against Bristol Rovers now has a firm date. The match will be played on Tuesday 9th October 2018 at the Memorial Stadium, with a 7.45p.m. kick-off. This will act as the second of the third Group Stage fixtures, with matches against Exeter City and West Ham United Under-21s also due to be played.

Dates for the other two Group Stage fixtures have yet to be confirmed. However, according to the schedule that Bristol Rovers are working from (which concerns their Group Stage matches), we would be playing Exeter City at Huish Park in early September, whilst the match against West Ham United Under-21s would take place as the third fixture, also at Huish Park, somewhere around the end of October, or early November.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

25 July 2018 : Mildenhall Joins Robins Coaching Staff
Former Yeovil Town goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall has moved along the M4 slightly, by leaving Bristol Rovers to join Swindon Town. The 40 year old, who has retired as a player, has joined them as a goalkeeping coach, having held a similar role at the Memorial Stadium. The attraction for Steve is that this is his home town club, and one that he started his professional career with, between 1995 and 2001, making 38 appearances.

Mildenhal was Swindon's Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year during his final season, which resulted in a £150,000 transfer to Notts County in 2001. When he retired from playing, he became Bristol Rovers' Under-23s Goalkeeping Coach - a position he's held for a year. Mildenhall has said that the draw of coaching for his home town was a key thing for him:

"The main draw was coming back to my old club and getting the opportunity to do my first-ever job as a first-team Goalkeeping Coach at a club I made my debut with was an opportunity I couldn't turn down. I'm ecstatic. It is something that I always hoped might happen one day and when I left as a player I always hoped that I might come back. Being a local boy I left pretty early in my career and it is my hometown team that I've supported for a long, long time. The main draw was coming back to my old club and getting the opportunity to do my first-ever job as a first-team Goalkeeping Coach at a club I made my debut with was an opportunity I couldn't turn down."

Link: Steve Mildenhall : Yeovil Town Statistics.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

24 July 2018 : Dorchester 0 Yeovil 2 : Trialist And Henry See Off Magpies
Yeovil Town gained a pre-season friendly win over Dorchester Town at the Avenue Stadium on Tuesday night, as they ran out as 2-0 winners. The Glovers fielded a side mainly comprised of trialists and Academy players, with only three of the starting line-up being serious first team material. Despite that, they managed to turn over the Magpies, thanks to a long range shot from Yoann Arquin - playing under the guise of Trialist D tonight. That was followed up by Korrey Henry getting behind the home defence just past the hour mark.

The line-up was most definitely a 'second eleven' with goalkeeping coach Steve Phillips between the sticks, whilst free agent Dan Alfei continued to get match practice with the club. The only genuine first teamers present were centre-back Gary Warren, and front pairing Alex Fisher and Korrey Henry. There were four trialists all featuring under the A, B, C and D monickers, although the presence of Saturday's No.21 in a wide position showed that Yoann Arquin had been invited back for a second session as Trialist D.

The match didn't get off to a great start for Dan Alfei. Out for most of last season with an ACL knee injury, he lasted 15 minutes before having to come off with a knock, after he got injured in a block tackle. That meant that Lewis Dix played most of the match. The scoring was opened seven minutes before the break when Yoann Arquin tried a 40 yard drive at goal. Unfortunately for former Yeovil Town Academy keeper Kingsley Latham - himself at Dorchester as a trialist - he misjudged the flight of the ball and ended up turning the shot into his own net.

Yeovil doubled their lead in the second half when a long ball from defence was flicked on by Alex Fisher. The ball fell into the path of former West Ham United Academy player Korrey Henry, who got in behind the Dorchester back four, and was able to slot home for a confident second goal, and a 2-0 scoreline.

The match finished with Yeovil Town Under-18s taking over the majority of the team. With them making up all six of the substitute places, themselves and Declan Rose finished the match in relative comfort, with Dorchester's best chances coming just before Steve Phillips came off for Kacper Kowalczyk, as he saved twice in quick succession from Tom Blair and Callum Thompson.

Final Score: Dorchester Town 0 Yeovil Town 2.

Scorers: Yoann Arquin (0-1, 38 mins), Korrey Henry (0-2, 62 mins)

Yeovil Town:
Steve Phillips
Dan Alfei, Gary Warren, Declan Rose, Trialist A
Gabriel Rogers, Trialist B, Trialist C, Yoann Arquin
Korrey Henry, Alex Fisher

Substitutes:
Kacper Kowalczyk (84 mins for Steve Phillips), Daniel Ojo (73 mins for Trialist A), Nestor Shako (78 mins for Alex Fisher), Lewis Dix (16 mins for Dan Alfei), Tyrique Spencer-Clarke (64 mins for Trialist C), Neville Nzembela (78 mins for Gabriel Rogers)

Attendance: 606


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

24 July 2018 : Team News For Dorchester Town vs Yeovil Town
Yeovil Town have chosen their starting line-up for Tuesday night's pre-season friendly against Southern League Premier South side Dorchester Town. The match sees the Glovers name a 'squad' side, made up of first teamers who have not had quite so much football, some trialists and some Under-18s players. There are two Academy players named, with Declan Rose and Gabriel Rogers getting starts in the side, along with four trialists.

There's therefore little point in comparing it to line-ups named in previous matches. The side selected is as follows:

Yeovil Town:
Steve Phillips
Dan Alfei, Gary Warren, Declan Rose, Trialist A
Gabriel Rogers, Trialist B, Trialist C, Trialist D
Korrey Henry, Alex Fisher

Substitutes:
TBA but include Daniel Ojo, Nestor Shako, Lewis Dix, Tyrique Spencer-Clarke, Neville Nzembela


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

24 July 2018 : Arquin Spotted As Saturday Trialist
Yeovil Town are believed to have been playing former Notts County and Mansfield Town striker Yoann Arquin as a trialist. The 30 year old is understood to have worn the No.21 shirt in Saturday's game against Plymouth Argyle. He is a French-born player, who has most recently been playing in Kazakhstan.

Born in Le Harve, he is a 6'2" forward that played for Nancy, Nantes and Paris St Germain's B Teams, as well as playing for fourth tier side Quimper Kerfeunteun and Paris-based Red Star 93. In the summer of 2011, he moved to England and signed for Hereford United, who at that time were in their final season in the Football League. When they were relegated, he moved to Notts County where he spent two years, making 65 appearances, scoring 13 goals.

Arquin then went north of the border in 2014, where he played for Ross County and St Mirren, before playing in Turkey for 1461 Trabzon and then Syrianska in Sweden. A return to England during the 2016-17 season saw him have a 14 game spell with Mansfield Town, before he went overseas again to sign for Kazakhstan Premier League club FC Kaisar.

Internationally, he's represented the country of Martinique - a French overseas territory - where he has gained 17 caps scoring four goals. His contract with Kaisar was due to be a one year deal there, but presumably if he is back in England playing friendlies, then that must have been terminated early.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

23 July 2018 : Ticketing For Dorchester Town vs Yeovil Town
Ticketing information for Yeovil Town's pre-season friendly against Dorchester Town is now available. The match takes place at the Avenue Stadium on Tuesday 24th July 2018, with a 7.45p.m. kick-off. For this match you will pay on the turnstiles on the evening of the match, with prices set as follows:

Adults: £10.00; Concessions: £6.00; Under-16s: FREE.

Dorchester define concessions for Senior Citizens (aged 65 or over), Disabled (with free entry for an assistant) and Under-18s with a valid Student ID card.

NOTE: Yeovil Town have stated the team will be comprised of a mix of first teamers, trialists and Under-18s players from the Academy, strongly implying this will be aimed at those players that have not featured so heavily during pre-season so far.

Link: Ticketing For Bury vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticket Pricing For Yeovil Town vs Aston Villa.

Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.

Link: 2018-19 Yeovil Town First Team Fixture List.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

23 July 2018 : National Paper Claims Six Figure Tom James Price Tag
It's been a few weeks since we've had a Tom James rumour, so let's have another. Last time claims came up concerning the former Cardiff City defender, the suggestion was that Swansea City and Hull City were the pair after his services. This has been a four month (and counting) saga in that up to ten clubs have been connected with the Welshman, but without anything materialising that would point to something more concrete.

National paper The Mirror is now claiming something is afoot, linking James with a £350,000 move to Swansea City, who were relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season, and of course would have viewed James in a pre-season friendly at Huish Park earlier this month. The Mirror claims that Swansea need to sell off centre-back Alfie Mawson and full-back Kyle Naughton to make room for James to arrive.

Once again, there are no quotes or sources provided by the media. However, this is the first time we've seen a fee mentioned in connection with James. However, the situation claimed by The Mirror, where they suggest Mawson and Naughton need to be moved on, fits fairly well with an interview given last week with Darren Way, where he said that some clubs "may have to move one out, before one can come in" if they wanted to place an unconditional bid for James' services. It may therefore be worthwhile keeping an eye on where the Swansea defensive pair end up, to see how this one progresses.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

22 July 2018 : 2018-19 Season Tickets Arriving Through The Post
Yeovil Town supporters who purchased Season Tickets for the 2018-19 season may find that an envelope has dropped on their doormat over the weekend. The club started posting out the new plastic cards during the latter half of last week and we've already seen evidence of fans having received them.

Obviously this doesn't mean that the club have posted out all of them, or that Royal Mail have managed to deliver all of them yet. However, if you've not already opened your envelope, keep an eye out in the post over the next few days, and hopefully it will arrive. If nothing shows, give it a week before contacting the Ticket Office - the first time you'll need to use it is Saturday 11th August, so there is plenty of time to sort out any isolated issues.

2018-19 Season Ticket (with personal info scrubbed out)
2018-19 Season Ticket (with personal info scrubbed out)


2018-19 Season Ticket card and fixture lists
2018-19 Season Ticket card and fixture lists



Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

22 July 2018 : West Ham Academy Player Becomes Yeovil's Sixth Summer Signing
Yeovil Town have given a contract to one of the trialists that played against Plymouth Argyle yesterday. Former West Ham United player Korrey Henry wore the No.9 shirt against Plymouth Argyle, and he has agreed a one year deal with the Glovers with an extra year on the club's side as an option.

Born on November 28th 1999, he is an 18 year old, who is generally recognised as an attacking midfielder, but from his former club West Ham United's point of view, he is extremely versatile, with them suggesting he spent much of the 2016-17 season playing in almost every position bar goalkeeper.

During the 2017-18 season that variety of positions continued, as he became a regular in their Under-18 side, making 36 appearances and scoring 16 goals. He also made one appearance for West Ham Under-23s as a substitute. Despite this, West Ham released him at the end of last season, meaning that he joins the club as a free agent.

He can now also be confirmed as being the player that scored against Bristol City in a 'behind closed doors' training ground match earlier this month. He was also a substitute in the public pre-season friendly against Bristol Rovers before turning out against Plymouth Argyle. Although West Ham described him as principally a midfielder, Yeovil Town have described him as a striker, perhaps giving a hint as to where he may more regularly play.

Korrey is the sixth new arrival at the club, following in the footsteps of Norwich City loan winger Diallang Jaiyesimi, former Notts County left-back Carl Dickinson who has been signed permanently, Chelsea loan keeper Nathan Baxter, former Inverness Caledonian Thistle centre-back Gary Warren and ex-Blackpool and Barnsley midfielder Sessi D'Almeida.

Korrey Henry - Yeovil Town's sixth signing of the summer
Korrey Henry - Yeovil Town's sixth signing of the summer



Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

21 July 2018 : Yeovil 5 Plymouth 1 : Browne And Fisher Provide Pilgrims Rout
Yeovil Town swept to a highly convincing victory at Huish Park this afternoon, as they thrashed League One side Plymouth Argyle by a 5-1 scoreline in their final home pre-season friendly. A fairly strong Pilgrims side were put on the back foot right from the very start, as Norwich City loanee Diallang Jaiyesimi shot from distance, and that was followed up by a brace from Rhys Browne. Argyle had pulled one back from former Glover Joel Grant, but in the second half the scoreline was further extended as substitute Alex Fisher scored twice inside the box for an eye-catching victory.

The Glovers went into the match making one change to their starting line-up, with Omar Sowunmi sitting out his first match of the pre-season schedule. He made way for Shaun Donnellan, who had missed the midweek match against Bristol Rovers. Gary Warren returned to the bench. In the opposition line-up, Joel Grant returned to Huish Park against his old club.

Yeovil Town got themselves off to a flyer in the first eleven minutes of the match, as they scored two long range goals. The first came from Norwich City loanee Diallang Jaiyesimi, who received the ball outside the box, then cut inside his marker before delivering an edge-of-area drive that flew into the net for a 1-0 lead. The strong start got better when Rhys Browne decided to have a go at Argyle keeper Kyle Letheren from 20 yards out and two shots into the match, Yeovil were 2-0 up, as the visitors failed to close their men down.

That was enough to wake the Pilgrims up, as Jamie Ness forced Stuart Nelson into a strong save, with a header from the same man also on target from a corner, only to find Nelson's leg blocking the ball. There was then a let-off as Conor Grant's shot came off the post, following Nelson's questionable clearance that fell into his path. That mini-sloppy spell also saw Argyle pull a goal back, as Joel Grant intercepted the ball inside Yeovil's area, as they tried to play the ball out, and the former Yeovil man fired home.

Although Argyle went in search of an equaliser, and at that point looked the more likely to get the next one, Yeovil were having a lot of fun from long range. If the first two goals were good, then the third got better, as Rhys Browne received the ball at height, controlled it on his chest, and then as the ball dropped he hit a first time volley from outside the box, which flew into the ball of the net for a 3-1 lead.

Half time saw Argyle make six changes as they introduced all bar two of their substitutes. Yeovil chose a more limited three changes, and two of those combined to produce their fourth goal of the afternoon. An unnamed trialist winger was on Jordan Green's flank in the second period, and his cross into the box was well placed for Alex Fisher to fire home from inside the box for a 4-1 lead.

As Yeovil's substitutions continued en masse, the Glovers still managed to keep enough shape to get a fifth goal of the afternoon. Argyle's defence were caught flat-footed as Alex Fisher got in behind their back line, and he rounded substitute keeper Harry Burgoyne to roll the ball home for a 5-1 lead.

That was the end of the scoring as two of Yeovil Town's Academy players got onto the pitch in the closing stages. Plymouth's Graham Carey tried to pull back a consolation or two, with a free kick that Stuart Nelson turned over the bar, whilst another attempt on goal was saved. But it was very firmly Yeovil's day, with the one and only downside being that it doesn't give them any league points, or goal difference! A good positive way to end the home section of the pre-season friendlies though.

Final Score: Yeovil Town 5 Plymouth Argyle 1.

Scorers: Diallang Jaiyesimi (1-0, 3 mins), Rhys Browne (2-0, 11 mins), Joel Grant (2-1, 19 mins), Rhys Browne (3-1, 30 mins), Alex Fisher (4-1, 52 mins), Alex Fisher (5-1, 60 mins)

Yeovil Town:
1. Stuart Nelson
2. Tom James, 6. Bevis Mugabi, 5. Shaun Donnellan, 3. Carl Dickinson
7. Jordan Green, 4. Sessi D'Almeida, 8. Alefe Santos, 10. Rhys Browne
11. Diallang Jaiyesimi, 13. Francois Zoko

Substitutes:
Omar Sowunmi (62 mins for Shaun Donnellan), Daniel Alfei (68 mins for Tom James), Alex Fisher (46 mins for Diallang Jaiyesimi), Gary Warren (46 mins for Bevis Mugabi), Tyrique Spencer-Clarke (86 mins for Alefe Santos), Gabriel Rogers (74 mins for Rhys Browne), 21. Trialist A (46 mins for Jordan Green), Trialist B (55 mins for Carl Dickinson), Trialist C (55 mins for Francois Zoko), 4. Trialist D (57 mins for Sessi D'Almeida).

Plymouth Argyle:
21. Kyle Letheren 2. Joe Riley 3. Gary Sawyer 5. Ryan Edwards 6. Jamie Ness 8. David Fox 11. Ruben Lameiras 10. Graham Carey 15. Conor Grant 16. Joel Grant 25. Scott Wootton

Substitutes:
1. Harry Burgoyne (46 mins for Kyle Letheren) 4. Yann Songo'o (46 mins) 14. Niall Canavan (46 mins) 17. Lionel Ainsworth (46 mins) 19. Calum Dyson (46 mins) 22. Tafari Moore 23. Ashley Smith-Brown (46 mins) 24. Peter Grant.

Attendance: 1,551 (with 395 Plymouth Argyle fans).


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

21 July 2018 : Team News For Yeovil Town vs Plymouth Argyle
Yeovil Town have chosen their starting line-up for Saturday afternoon's home match against Plymouth Argyle at Huish Park. The match sees one change as Omar Sowunmi comes out of the starting line-up for the first time in pre-season, and is replaced by Shaun Donnellan, who missed the match against Bristol Rovers due to a knock.

Midfield pair Jake Gray and James Bailey are still out with ankle and knee problems respectively. Chelsea goalkeeper Nathan Baxter is yet to arrive at Huish Park due to him needing to cover for their pre-season friendlies, following their senior keepers' involvement in the 2018 World Cup.

The line-up for today reads as follows:

Yeovil Town:
1. Stuart Nelson
2. Tom James, 6. Bevis Mugabi, 5. Shaun Donnellan, 3. Carl Dickinson
7. Jordan Green, 4. Sessi D'Almeida, 8. Alefe Santos, 10. Rhys Browne
11. Diallang Jaiyesimi, 13. Francois Zoko

Substitutes:
Omar Sowunmi, Daniel Alfei, Alex Fisher, Gary Warren, Tyrique Spencer-Clarke, Gabriel Rogers, Trialist A, Trialist B, Trialist C, Trialist D.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

21 July 2018 : Clarification On Corby Town and Poole Town Friendlies
Next weekend, on Saturday 28th July, there are two pre-season friendlies identified that involve Yeovil Town. The first is an away fixture against Northamptonshire side Corby Town, whilst the second is a trip to Dorset side Poole Town. With both games kicking off at 3.00p.m. clearly the club would be sending two different squads for each fixture.

The club have now clarified that the game against Corby Town will remain as a first team fixture, but that the trip to Tatnam Farm will be fulfilled by the Academy's Under-18 side. This is a slightly unusual arrangement given that Corby play in the Southern League Division One East division, which sits as an eighth tier league. Meanwhile Poole have recently been relegated from National League South, and will play in the Southern League Premier South division.

The effect is that on paper at least, the Under-18s will be playing a club that is one division higher than the first team on that day. Poole have made it clear that they regard the game as a first team fixture, and so will presumably be fielding their strongest side on the day.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

20 July 2018 : Yeovil Manager To Attend Sports Forum At Bristol City
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way will be part of a panel of guests that will take part in a BBC Local Radio Sports Forum later this month. Taking place in the Heineken Lounge, Ashton Gate Stadium, home of Bristol City, the event will see representatives from Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, Bath Rugby Club and Bristol Bears Rugby Club, to herald the start of the 2018-19 season.

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson, Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke, Bath Rugby's Todd Blackadder and Bristol Bears coach Conor McPhillips are the other guests on Monday 30th July, in a forum that will start at 7.30p.m. that evening. You can travel to Ashton Gate and see the forum in person by registering for tickets, or you can listen via BBC Somerset or BBC Bristol on the radio or online.

The implication of this, given the event is broadcast live, is that Darren Way would not be in the dugout for the club's final pre-season friendly against Dorset side Gillingham Town, which takes place at Woodwater Lane on the same evening.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

20 July 2018 : Way Still Hopeful Of No Further First Team Squad Losses
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way has said that he is still hopeful that he will not lose any further players between now and the closure of the Summer Transfer Window. The club were forced to sell Otis Khan to League Two side Mansfield Town after the Stags met a trigger clause in Khan's contract, that was believed to be a £100,000 transfer fee.

At a lower level, the club also saw Oscar Gobern decide to sign for National League side Eastleigh, whilst goalkeeper Jonny Maddison decided to leave midway through his contract by joining Darlington. Way has told BBC Somerset that he hopes that will be the last of the departures, but that if anyone else leaves, it will be for an agreed transfer fee:

"I hope so; I really do. But if they go, they're going to go for the right money. I'm going to keep referrring to that financially robust operation that we've put in place now. You can see Alefe Santos who took a year to develop, Sowunmi took a year to develop, Tom James took a year to develop, Jordan Green and Rhys Browne. They're good players and they always have been good players, but it's taken me time to put a system in place where they can express themselves."

Way's point of caution is that he believes that the summer transfer market is moving very slowly, and that a number of clubs are currently constrained by their budgets, meaning that they will have to move a player out, before they can safely bid for another club's player. He repeated his previously stated view that the loss of Swansea City loanee Ryan Hedges on transfer deadline day, whilst the club were 16th in the table, cost his side promotion at the end of the 2016-17 season:

"The market is very slow at the moment. There are a lot of clubs, where probably for the price you're talking about, they may have to move one out, before one can come in. I think that's probably the situation of where we stand right now. But I have to give myself a deadline, and the football club a deadline, because with Ryan Hedges I felt that cost me a promotion or a top six finish when I lost him."

Way was also asked about his interest in Middlesbrough attacking midfielder Lewis Wing, who was on loan at Huish Park during the second half of the 2017-18 season. Way has made clear he would like to take him back for a second loan spell, and hopes that Boro boss Tony Pulis can do him a favour. However, he admits that some of the decisions on loans may come in late:

"100 percent. 110 percent. So I'm hoping that Tony Pulis can perhaps do me a really big favour, and if it happens, it happens, and if it doesn't, then it doesn't. But all I know is that he is a fantastic player, and added to that collection, things are looking good. If I was a first team manager in the Premier League or the Championship now, with Lewis Wing for example, I would probably hold onto him until two or three days before the season starts. So hopefully I've got to be patient, and don't panic. I will make one or two as you can see the areas that perhaps need a little bit more reinforcement."

Elsewhere, Way implies that he will be making full use of the loan player quota for the 2018-19 season. Currently the club have taken two loanees, with goalkeeper Nathan Baxter due to arrive from Chelsea later in pre-season, whilst he has been using Norwich City winger Diallang Jaiyesimi as a striker in the two pre-season friendlies so far. The expectation is therefore that three more loans will be coming in by the time the new season starts, although League rules will allow loan deals to be struck up until August 31st.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

19 July 2018 : Glovers Trust Views On The Supporter Liaison Officer Role
Earlier today, Yeovil Town said that they were looking to appoint a new Supporters Liaison Officer for the 2018-19 season, with the role having become vacant at some point during last season. This matter has been discussed at several recent Supporters Alliance Group meetins, and with the Glovers Trust providing representation in that debate, they'd provided their views on the advertising of the role, and the method of appointment.

Their view, including a timeline of how the vacancy has become available, reads as follows:

"On 16th May 2018 the Club advised the Supporters Alliance Group that they wished to appoint a fan chosen Supporters Liaison Officer. They stated that they would draw up specifications for the role and these would be discussed and circulated to all of the groups' members and generally on social media following the next meeting on 12th June 2018.

"By 12th June 2018 draft specifications had been drawn up which after discussion indicated that this was a role for possibly two persons. The Club agreed to look at the specifications again and advise all groups when they had been confirmed in order that they could advise their members and put the details on social media. It was agreed that once nominations and applications had been received the representatives on the Alliance Group would choose the successful candidate.

"No further details were sent to the Alliance Groups but on 10th July 2018 at the following Alliance meeting the Club confirmed that the original specifications would stand. There seemed surprise from the Club that no nominations or applications had been received. Some of the representatives wished to proceed and appoint a person who had previously been named in discussion. The Glovers Trust objected to this course and pointed out, that outside of the meeting room no one had knowledge of this proposed appointment and if a 'supporters' liaison officer was to be appointed it had to be democratic and involve all Yeovil fans. Eventually the Club agreed to circulate the final specifications to the Alliance groups and swiftly publish the details on social media, seeking nominations and applications by Monday 23rd July 2018. This has today been changed to Thursday 26th July 2018.

"On Friday afternoon 13th July 2018 the Glovers Trust were notified with regard to the final specifications. On 19th July the club have posted the details on its own website but nowhere else. You have until Thursday to get your nomination or application into the Club. It may well be that having looked at the specifications very few would wish to take up such a role but the Glovers Trust are saying that people should have been given a chance. Such a tight deadline that now exists makes it very difficult."


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

19 July 2018 : 2018-19 Yeovil Town Home Kit Goes On Sale
Further to this week's announcement concerning Yeovil Town's 2018-19 Away Kit, the club's Home Kit is now also on sale. Fans can purchase replica kit from the Huish Park Club Shop with immediate effect, based on the design below that was unveiled following a fans vote against three options.

Prices are £40.00 for the shirt (with Juniors at £30.00), whilst shorts will cost £20.00 (with juniors at £15.00). Socks are £10.00 regardless of age.

Link: 2018-19 Yeovil Town Away Kit Goes On Sale.

The design for the 2018-19 Yeovil Town home shirt
The design for the 2018-19 Yeovil Town home shirt



Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

19 July 2018 : Yeovil Town Looking To Appoint New Supporters Liaison Officer
Yeovil Town are looking to appoint a new Supporter Liaison Officer for the 2018-19 season. The position is a mandatory role in terms of Football League rules, with the League viewing it as a bridge between the fans and the football club. The EFL's definition reads as follows:

"Every club in the EFL has a Supporter Liaison Officer whose responsibilities are not only to act as a point of contact for supporters but also to deliver the club's policy with regards to its stakeholders in so far as that policy concerns supporters; and to liaise with the club's management with regard to supporter issues."

At present, Yeovil Town are the only EFL club to not have a nominated person in that position. They have therefore asked for supporters to nominate themselves for what will be a voluntary role. They state it will be "to improve the relationships and communication with supporters, the Supporters Alliance Group and YTFC whilst acting as the official voice for fans".

The club have stated that they may share the role across more than one person. They are seeking fans to nominate themselves by emailing Yeovil Town's Club Secretary Kirstie Baker (KBaker@ytfc.net) explaining why they would like to take on the role. We're not sure on the deadline yet.

The role and responsibilities are as follows:

1. To improve the relationships and communication with Supporters, the Supporter Alliance Group and Yeovil Town FC (YTFC).
2. To be the voice of Supporters by being the mediator between supporters of Yeovil Town FC and the Club (YTFC) to improve match day experience at YTFC by liaising with the above on matters such as Stadium, ticketing, away travel, entertainment on match day, match day experience, catering.
3. To improve the match day experience of supporters visiting from the opposition club on match days.
4. To aid the travel and match day arrangements of supporters travelling to support YTFC.

For all Home Matches:

1. To be point of contact on match days for supporter queries.
2. Attend steward briefings on home match days.
3. To provide information to travelling fans and promote the away supporter travel guide.
4. Meet and greet away fans.

For all Away Matches:

1. To be the point of contact for supporters travelling to away fixtures for information on travel, ticketing and match day plans
2. Obtain travel and match day information from opposition club and advertise to supporters.
3. Although it is not mandatory the flexibility to attend away fixtures is desirable. Voice of the Supporter

General responsibilities:

1. To attend and engage in monthly Supporter Alliance meetings.
2. To provide regular feedback to the Club and to the Supporters.
3. Adhere to and promote Safeguarding regulations, Equality and Inclusion and GDPR regulations.

Working relationships:

This role will report direct to the Supporter Director.
The SLO will work closely with the following groups/individuals:
The Supporter Alliance Group
Other supporter groups
Chairman of the Supporter Alliance Group
YTFC Stadium Manager
YTFC Media Manager
Other Executive Members of YTFC where necessary
SLO from opposition clubs
YTFC DLO

Update: The deadline for applications will be 5.00p.m. on Thursday 26th July.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

18 July 2018 : Former Loanee Nugent Follows In Father's Tracks Again
Former Yeovil Town defender Ben Nugent will be back in League Two for the 2018-19 season. He has signed a contract with Stevenage, following a two game trial with them, having become a free agent over the summer. He turned down a contract offer from League One side Gillingham with the broad implication that he wanted more game time at another club.

The 25 year old has now signed for a club that he has a strong past connection with. Ben was born in Welwyn Garden City, whilst his dad Richard Nugent was playing for Stevenage. His new club have uncovered a picture of him as a toddler with the Isthmian League Premier Division Trophy that his dad helped his club win in 1994, just before Richard headed down the A303 to play for Yeovil Town during the 1995-96 season. Nugent acknowledged that connection after putting pen to paper:

"I have got strong ties to the area so for me this is the perfect place to join. My Dad played for the club and I have really enjoyed being around the place recently so I am really excited about getting started."

Most of Nugent's career has been gained at League One level, with his game time at Brentford, Peterborough United and Crewe Alexandra, on top of his 2014-15 season loan spell with Yeovil whilst he was on the books of Cardiff City. He did spend the 2016-17 season in League Two after Crewe were relegated, but jumped ship for Gillingham at the higher level as soon as his contract was up.

Link: Ben Nugent : Yeovil Town Statistics.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

18 July 2018 : EFL Trophy Group Stage : Academy Clubs Picked Out As Glovers Get Hammers
The final segment of the EFL Trophy Group Stage draw for the 2018-19 Season has been made today. The purpose of today's draw, which took place in the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, was to decide which 'invited clubs' - the Under-21 sides from EPPP Category 1 Academy teams - fall into which Groups. Yeovil Town were already known to be in Southern Section Group D, and along with Exeter City and Bristol Rovers, they have now been drawn to play against West Ham United U21.

All Under-21 sides are forced to play their Group Stage matches away from home, so this game is expected to be played at Huish Park. The matches against Exeter City and Bristol Rovers will be randomly drawn home or away.

The full draw is as follows:

NORTHERN SECTION:
Group A: Carlisle United, Morecambe, Sunderland, Stoke City U21
Group B: Bury, Fleetwood Town, Rochdale, Leicester City U21
Group C: Accrington Stanley, Blackpool, Macclesfield, West Bromwich Albion U21
Group D: Crewe Alexandra, Shrewsbury Town, Tranmere Rovers, Manchester City U21
Group E: Burton Albion, Port Vale, Walsall, Middlesbrough U21
Group F: Barnsley, Bradford City, Oldham Athletic, Everton U21
Group G: Doncaster Rovers, Grimsby Town, Notts County, Newcastle United U21
Group H: Lincoln City, Mansfield Town, Scunthorpe United, Wolverhampton Wanderers U21

SOUTHERN SECTION:
Group A: Crawley Town, Gillingham, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur U21
Group B: Cambridge United, Colchester United, Southend United, Southampton U21
Group C: Newport County, Plymouth Argyle, Swindon Town, Chelsea U21
Group D: Bristol Rovers, Exeter City, Yeovil Town, West Ham United U21
Group E: Cheltenham Town, Coventry City, Forest Green Rovers, Arsenal U21
Group F: Northampton Town, Oxford United, Wycombe Wanderers, Fulham U21
Group G: AFC Wimbledon, Charlton Athletic, Stevenage, Swansea City U21
Group H: Luton Town, Milton Keynes, Peterborough United, Brighton and Hove Albion U21

Link: EFL Trophy 2018-19 Competition Rule Changes.

Link: 2018-19 Season Key Dates.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

18 July 2018 : Way Happy With Reaction To His Side's Punch In The Face
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way said that he was pleased with his side's reaction to falling behind against Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night. The Glovers had to fight their way back from 0-1 down, after Tom Lockyer netted from a corner in the 37th minute during the club's second public pre-season friendly match. During the second period, they managed to find an equaliser, with a set piece also providing the input, as Bevis Mugabi headed home a Carl Dickinson free kick.

Way referred to the 'punch in the face' that his side had to deal with, as part of conceding that first half goal, and told BBC Somerset that Mugabi's second half header was exactly what his team needed to deal with that sort of problem:

"There's a good mood in the dressing room. We've been together all week. We've played against good opposition. It was a challenge today. I've not seen them get punched in the face. That was probably their first time and it was important how they reacted to that. I thought they did extremely well. With Bevis Mugabi, that's what you need in a football match. You may go a goal down, and it's how you react."

Way said that he was not reading too hard into results at this stage, mindful of the fact that last season commenced with an extraordinary 8-2 defeat against Luton Town at Kenilworth Road, despite having managed a number of reasonable scorelines in their preceding friendlies. He said that he was pleased with the way that three of the club's Academy players - Daniel Ojo, Tyrique Spencer-Clarke and Gabriel Rogers - had blended into the first team squad:

"Our performance was fantastic. I put on three or four of our younger players, which is good to see. I've tried to incorporate the younger players within the squad. You can see they're developing at a very fast rate. Everything at the moment is going really well. But having said that, I thought we had a really good pre-season last season and we took a hit in the first game. So I have to make sure that we're aware of that."


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

17 July 2018 : Darren Way Waiting In The Wings For Former Loanee's Availability
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way has said that he is hoping that Middlesbrough midfielder Lewis Wing can return to the club for a second spell. The 23 year old was one of the few 2017-18 season loanees that managed to nail down a regular place in the starting line-up during the second half of the season, clocking up 22 appearances in his half-season loan.

At present, any thoughts of a return to South Somerset would be on hold. Wing is currently part of a Middlesbrough squad that has been out in mainland Europe. He has been in their side against Austrian side Sturm Graz and German side SV Sandhausen and is currently in Bavaria, waiting to play against Augsburg tomorrow evening.

They do return to English this weekend, and so manager Tony Pulis - friends with Yeovil Town owner Norman Hayward - could have reached a decision on where he sees Wing's future during the 2018-19 season. The view of the local press is that the player they took from Northern League side Shildon back in 2017 probably would be sent out for a second loan spell. However, given parent clubs often like their development squad players to take steps upward each season, it may be that they have different plans for him.

Way indicated as part of his post match interview that he wanted to see Wing back at Huish Park, thus throwing his hat into the ring. This will be another situation where we'll have to see how it pans out, but it's unlikely anything would happen either way, during this week.

Link: Lewis Wing : Yeovil Town Statistics.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

17 July 2018 : Yeovil 1 Rovers 1 : Mugabi Keeps Yeovil Level In Second Home Friendly
Yeovil Town drew with local rivals Bristol Rovers tonight, in their second public pre-season friendly. The Glovers had to come from behind, after Tom Lockyer converted from close range from a corner just before the break to give the Gas a half time lead. They had hit the woodwork twice during the match, but couldn't increase that advantage, and it was the Glovers who equalised when a Carl Dickinson free kick was headed home from close range by Bevis Mugabi to ensure the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

The Glovers starting line-up showed very little in the way of change, with Bevis Mugabi preferred to Shaun Donnellan, who took no part in tonight's game, whilst Francois Zoko got the nod ahead of Alex Fisher. James Bailey and Jake Gray remained out injured, whilst centre-back Gary Warren was also not used on the night. In the opposition line-up, Ed Upson started against his former club.

An early Tom James free kick saw Sam Slocombe palm the ball away, as Yeovil started comfortably. This was followed by a lobbed Chris Lines effort that cleared Stuart Nelson, and clipped the top of the crossbar before landing on the back of the net. Lines also dragged a shot wide before Diallang Jaiyesimi came close to claiming a goal as he put a Carl Dickinson cross just over the crossbar.

With 37 minutes gone in a fairly even half, Rovers took the lead as they won a corner on the left. As it was swung in, Tom Lockyer managed to out-muscle Bevis Mugabi, and force the ball home from close range to put the Gas 0-1 up at the break. Surprisingly both sides declined to make massive changes at that point, with only James Clarke introduced for the visitors as the game restarted.

Rovers started the second period on the front foot, forcing Stuart Nelson into a couple of errors, as he sliced a clearance whilst under pressure from Tom Nichols, and when the ball went into the box, he half-missed his punch on the ball, leaving him exposed. Thankfully Rovers didn't follow up on this.

Instead it was Yeovil that equalised, just before the hour mark. A Carl Dickinson free kick was swung into the box and Bevis Mugabi rose highest as four or five players contested for the ball, and he managed to plant his close range header past the keeper for a 1-1 scoreline.

Rovers tried to hit back, as Sam Matthews struck the crossbar from the edge of the box, with a well hit shot that ultimately bounced out for a goal kick. Substitutions and trialists began to appear, with both Yeovil strikers making way for a trialist and Alex Fisher. It took a while for Rovers to begin to threaten again, and it was only in the final 15 minutes that they began to assert any authority, with Tom Nichols turning and shooting but finding Stuart Nelson getting down low to save. Then Liam Sercombe cut in from the wing, firing a shot just wide of the right hand post.

Yeovil finished the match by substituting their entire midfield, with Gabriel Rogers and Tyrique Spencer-Clarke coming on as Academy players, joined by two more trialists. To their credit they kept Bristol Rovers fairly quiet in the closing stages - something that the League One club's fans might question. In terms of chances, the game mainly fizzled out, meaning that neither team looked too likely to snatch a winner.

Final Score: Yeovil Town 1 Bristol Rovers 1.

Scorers: Tom Lockyer (0-1, 37 mins), Bevis Mugabi (1-1, 57 mins)

Yeovil Town:
1. Stuart Nelson
2. Tom James, 6. Bevis Mugabi, 5. Omar Sowunmi (Capt), 3. Carl Dickinson
7. Jordan Green, 4. Sessi D'Almeida, 8. Alefe Santos, 10. Rhys Browne
11. Diallang Jaiyesimi, 13. Francois Zoko

Substitutes:
Trialist A (60 mins for Diallang Jaiyesimi), Alex Fisher (63 mins for Francois Zoko), Daniel Ojo (76 mins for Omar Sowunmi), Tyrique Spencer-Clarke (79 mins for Alefe Santos), Gabriel Rogers (79 mins for Rhys Browne), Trialist B (79 mins for Jordan Green), Trialist C (79 mins for Sessi D'Almeida)

Bristol Rovers:
1. Sam Slocombe 2. Daniel Leadbitter 23. Kyle Bennett 4. Tom Lockyer 5. Tony Craig 6. Ed Upson 7. Liam Sercombe 10. Tom Nichols 14. Chris Lines 26. Sam Matthews 28. Michael Kelly

Substitutes:
8. Ollie Clarke 11. Bernard Mensah Jr 15. James Clarke (46 mins for Daniel Leadbitter) 16. Tom Broadbent 20. Adam Smith 21. Alfie Clarke 33. Alex Rodman


Referee: Lee Swabey. Assistants: Paul Rees and Stacey Pearson. Fourth Official: Sean Rothwell.

Attendance: 1,114 (with 329 Bristol Rovers fans).


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

17 July 2018 : Team News For Yeovil Town vs Bristol Rovers
Yeovil Town have named their starting line-up for the pre-season friendly against Bristol Rovers at Huish Park. There are only two subtle changes from the last public pre-season friendly against Swansea City. Defender Bevis Mugabi displaces Shaun Donnellan, whilst Francois Zoko is preferred to Alex Fisher.

Midfield pair James Bailey (knee) and Jake Gray (ankle) are long term absentees that are expected to not take part in any pre-season friendlies. Chelsea goalkeeper Nathan Baxter is still at Stamford Bridge, covering for players that participated in the 2018 World Cup, who are still being rested.

Yeovil Town:
1. Stuart Nelson
2. Tom James, 6. Bevis Mugabi, 5. Omar Sowunmi (Capt), 3. Carl Dickinson
7. Jordan Green, 4. Sessi D'Almeida, 8. Alefe Santos, 10. Rhys Browne
11. Diallang Jaiyesimi, 13. Francois Zoko

Substitutes:
TBA.

Bristol Rovers:
1. Sam Slocombe 2. Daniel Leadbitter 23. Kyle Bennett 4. Tom Lockyer 5. Tony Craig 6. Ed Upson 7. Liam Sercombe 10. Tom Nicholas 14. Chris Lines 26. Sam Matthews 28. Michael Kelly

Substitutes:
8. Ollie Clarke 11. Bernard Mensah Jr 15. James Clarke 16. Tom Broadbent 20. Adam Smith 21. Alfie Clarke 33. Alex Rodman


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

17 July 2018 : Upson Return Likely For Gas Friendly
Tonight sees Yeovil Town play their second public pre-season friendly when they face League One side Bristol Rovers at Huish Park. The Gas are regulars on the friendly list, having visited during 2012, 2014 and 2017, with many of the missing years covering times during which the two clubs occupied the same divisions. In fact they will meet again competitively later this year, with the Football League Trophy Group Stages seeing them land in the same part of the draw. Rovers will be splitting their professional squad tonight, with the more junior members travelling to Weston-super-Mare, which should mean that the majority of genuine first teamers head to Huish Park.

Like all clubs, Bristol Rovers have been refreshing their squad for the 2018-19 season. One of their new arrivals is a very familiar one, with former Glovers midfielder Ed Upson leaving Milton Keynes to stay in League One following their relegation. Attacking midfielder Sam Matthews was a part of AFC Bournemouth's development squad last season and both him and Upson were in the centre of the park during their last friendly. Winger Alex Rodman is an experienced campaigner who played for Shrewsbury Town last year. At the other end of the scale they took 19 year old midfielder Theo Widdrington from Portsmouth, whilst Gavin Reilly is a former St Mirren striker.

Yeovil Town will continue to be without James Bailey (knee) and Jake Gray (ankle) who are expected to miss the whole of pre-season, with Gray out until September, whilst Bailey's exact prognosis isn't clear, with him having recently had further surgery. They'll also be without goalkeeper Nathan Baxter who is still at Stamford Bridge playing in their matches and training sessions.

Last summer saw Nathan Smith score Yeovil's only goal in a 1-3 home defeat in front of 1,351 spectators, which included 314 from Bristol. Billy Bodin scored twice for the Gas, with Byron Moore adding a third in the second half.

Admission for tonight will be as follows: Adult £6.00; Seniors and Young Persons £3.00; Under-16: FREE. Only the Main Stand will be open to home fans. Vising supporters will take the Screfix East Stand.


Link: Pre-Season Ticketing For Bristol Rovers and Plymouth Argyle.

Link: Ticketing For Bury vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticket Pricing For Yeovil Town vs Aston Villa.

Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.

Link: 2018-19 Yeovil Town First Team Fixture List.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

17 July 2018 : Ticket Purchases Temporarily Suspended On Wednesday
Yeovil Town's ticketing systems will be out of action for part of Wednesday morning as part of planned maintenance. As a result, it will not be possible to order tickets from 7.00a.m. until 10.00a.m. on Wednesday 18th July. This will include the online ticketing portal as well as in-person sales.

The Ticket Office will be open from 9.00a.m. on Wednesday morning but they will not be able to process any ticket purchases until the systems are back up and running. Hence we'd recommend that you leave any purchases until mid-morning or later in the day.

Link: Pre-Season Ticketing For Bristol Rovers and Plymouth Argyle.

Link: Ticketing For Bury vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticket Pricing For Yeovil Town vs Aston Villa.

Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.

Link: 2018-19 Yeovil Town First Team Fixture List.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

16 July 2018 : Dickson Flies Back To Devon To Join Gulls
Former Yeovil Town left-back Ryan Dickson has stayed local, by signing for National League South side Torquay United. The 31 year old left Huish Park at the end of last season, having been released by the club after making 130 appearances, with 125 of those coming during the previous three seasons during his second spell with the club.

Dickson now joins a side that was relegated at the end of last season, and under former Bath City manager Gary Owers are hoping to make a swift return back. Owers described him as a big signing for the Gulls, in what will be his second spell at Plainmoor. In a slight twist, he plans to use him as a central midfielder this season - a position he played in a small handful of his Glovers appearances:

"I think he's a really big signing for us. He brings with him a terrific left foot. Ryan is a very experienced player and is a left-footer which will be important in giving the team balance. He can play as a left-back, as a wide player, but I'm bringing him in to play as a central midfield player. He has played at a high level and has plenty of games under his belt. He played quite a few games for Yeovil last season and I'm bringing more experience into the side. He really strengthens what we have already got. I have badgered him the last couple of weeks and managed to persuade him to come and play for us. I think he’s looking forward to it."

Dickson's decision doubtless has a lot to do with geography. When he left Crawley Town in the summer of 2015 to sign for Yeovil Town, he said that his main motive of exiting the Broadfield Stadium was to get back closer to his home near Plymouth, where he has a young family. A move to Plainmoor would allow him to live permanently at home, which will make a big difference in his life off-the-pitch.

Link: Ryan Dickson : Yeovil Town Statistics.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

16 July 2018 : Yeovil Town Legends To Take Part In Sherborne Testimonial Game
A Yeovil Town Legends side will take to the field towards the end of this month, to help Sherborne Town play tribute to one of their longest serving players and coaches. Glenn Nathan has spent over 20 years with the Dorset side, as player and as Reserve Team Manager and Commercial Manager, and their club are launching a special day in tribute to him, on Sunday 29th July 2018.

The event will be run from 1.30p.m. until 7.00p.m. with Sherborne Town Under-9s and Pen Mill Under-9s providing a warm-up game. Then at 3.00p.m. the centre-stage will be given to Sherborne Town Legends who will play Yeovil Town Legends. At present, the Glovers side is expected to include Andy Buse, Paul Thorpe, Terry Skiverton, Dean Birkby, Paul Terry, Nick Crittenden, Terry Cotton, Wayne Woollard, Bob Russell, Adrian Foster, Danny Hutchins, Neil Smith, Rob Cousins and Steve Thompson.

Entry on the day will be £2.00 for adults. There will be a barbeque, plus face painting and a bouncy castle (for the kids!) with a raffle taking place. This doesn't clash with any Yeovil Town pre-season fixture (as the first team are listed as travelling to Corby Town on the previous day) so come on down to Raleigh Grove and support this event.

Glenn Nathan Testimonial Match - featuring Yeovil Town Legends
Glenn Nathan Testimonial Match - featuring Yeovil Town Legends



Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

16 July 2018 : 2018-19 Yeovil Town Away Kit Goes On Sale
Yeovil Town have released a new design for their away kit for the 2018-19 season. Having switched to Tag Sportswear over the summer, the change to both the home and away kit seemed pretty inevitable, but until today there were no clues as to what the away strip would look like. It's been revealed as another black kit, with two green and yellow vertical bands down the middle, split by the Jones sponsorship logo.

Last season's controversial three stars above the club crest have quietly been dropped although the crest continues to be mounted on a shield. There is a small amount of green and yellow trim on the shoulder and sleeve.

You can purchase this shirt in the Huish Park Club Shop from today (although it's not online at this moment). Prices are £40.00 for the shirt (with Juniors at £30.00), whilst shorts will cost £20.00 (with juniors at £15.00). Socks are £10.00 regardless of age.

Yeovil Town's 2018-19 Away Kit - On Sale Now
Yeovil Town's 2018-19 Away Kit - On Sale Now
Photo © 2018 Yeovil Town FC.



Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

15 July 2018 : January 2018 Man Of The Match Results
A large slice of forgetfulness means that a number of the Man of the Match Results for the 2017-18 season were not published by the time the season ended, and have then been lost in a sea of World Cup matches. In an attempt to catch up on who was performing well, or not so well, during the second half of the campaign, the list below captures the matches that were played during January 2018.

That month saw cup fever as Bradford City and Manchester United were played in the FA Cup, whilst Forest Green Rovers visited in the EFL Trophy. In the League Two matches, things were a bit more mixed, with one win, one draw and two defeats, with the victory coming against Grimsby Town at the end of the month.

The Man of the Match results are summarised below, with outright votes in brackets, and each player ordered by how they did in the poll on the day:

Crawley Town (Home) : Lost 1-2 : Goalscorer : Sam Surridge.

1. Sam Surridge 216 (21)
2. Tom James 58 (0)
3. Nathan Smith 38 (2)
4. Matt Worthington 30 (0)
5. Jake Gray 30 (0)
6. Artur Krysiak 22 (0)
7. Olufela Olomola 16 (0)
8. Ryan Dickson 2 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 7.17
Performance : 7.3
Entertainment : 7.04
VOTES RECEIVED : 23

Bradford City (Home, FA Cup) : Won 2-0 : Goalscorers : Marcus Barnes and Jordan Green.

1. Jordan Green 706 (64)
2. Otis Khan 212 (8)
3. Marcus Barnes 180 (5)
4. Francois Zoko 154 (5)
5. Artur Krysiak 118 (1)
6. Bevis Mugabi 60 (1)
7. Jared Bird 56 (2)
8. Jake Gray 50 (3)
9. Nathan Smith 42 (2)
10. Tom James 32 (0)
11. Ryan Dickson 16 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 9.19
Performance : 9.21
Entertainment : 9.16
VOTES RECEIVED : 91

Forest Green Rovers (Home, EFL Trophy) : Won 2-0 : Goalscorers : Nathan Smith and Connor Smith.

1. Nathan Smith 140 (10)
2. Jordan Green 92 (5)
3. Artur Krysiak 20 (1)
4. Jake Gray 18 (1)
5. Omar Sowunmi 14 (1)
6. Tom James 14 (0)
7. Alefe Santos 12 (1)
8. Corey Whelan 12 (0)
9. Connor Smith 10 (0)
10. Sam Surridge 6 (0)
11. Otis Khan 2 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 6.42
Performance : 6.95
Entertainment : 5.89
VOTES RECEIVED : 19

Port Vale (Away) : Drew 1-1 : Goalscorer : Francois Zoko.

1. Nathan Smith 10 (1)
1. Tom James 10 (1)
1. Jake Gray 10 (1)
4. Francois Zoko 8 (0)
5. Artur Krysiak 6 (0)
5. Omar Sowunmi 6 (0)
7. Jordan Green 4 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 7
Performance : 7.33
Entertainment : 6.67
VOTES RECEIVED : 3

Chesterfield (Home) : Lost 1-2 : Goalscorer : Lewis Wing.

1. Tom James 132 (9)
2. Francois Zoko 50 (4)
3. Jared Bird 36 (3)
4. Jake Gray 30 (1)
5. Jordan Green 20 (1)
6. Nathan Smith 20 (0)
7. Otis Khan 18 (0)
8. Bevis Mugabi 6 (0)
8. Ryan Dickson 6 (0)
8. Artur Krysiak 6 (0)
8. Lewis Wing 6 (0)
12. Sam Surridge 2 (0)


OVERALL MATCH RATING : 5.53
Performance : 5.58
Entertainment : 5.47
VOTES RECEIVED : 19

Manchester United (Home, FA Cup) : Lost 0-4.

1. Tom James 458 (38)
2. Ryan Dickson 224 (13)
3. Nathan Smith 174 (7)
4. Jordan Green 128 (6)
5. Artur Krysiak 112 (5)
6. Omar Sowunmi 96 (3)
7. Jake Gray 82 (3)
8. Sam Surridge 76 (2)
9. Francois Zoko 70 (2)
10. Lewis Wing 10 (0)
11. Jared Bird 8 (0)
12. James Bailey 6 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 7.48
Performance : 7.42
Entertainment : 7.52
VOTES RECEIVED : 81

Grimsby Town (Home) : Won 3-0. Scorers : Lewis Wing, Rhys Browne, Jake Gray.

1. Alefe Santos 206 (18)
2. Omar Sowunmi 82 (4)
3. Ryan Dickson 64 (3)
4. Jake Gray 64 (2)
5. Jordan Green 36 (1)
6. Francois Zoko 30 (2)
7. Lewis Wing 20 (0)
9. Tom James 10 (0)
9. Rhys Browne 10 (0)
11. Nathan Smith 4 (0)
12. Sam Surridge 2 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 6.53
Performance : 6.53
Entertainment : 6.53
VOTES RECEIVED : 30


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

14 July 2018 : Glovers Draw In Low Key Robins Friendly
Yeovil Town drew 1-1 this morning in a behind-closed-doors friendly against a Bristol City XI. The club had originally planned to play a match in Wales today as part of a training camp over the Severn Bridge. However, they instead took on an eleven selected by former Glover Lee Johnson, in a game that preceded City's match against Shrewsbury Town, meaning that their Championship squad was split across both fixtures.

Despite that, City still managed to include Marlon Pack, Joe Bryan, Matty Taylor, Milan Djuric, Niclas Eliasson and Hakeeb Adelakun in their line-up. Judging by City's line-up against Shrewsbury, the remainder of their line-up would appear to have been picked from their Under-21 development squad and Academy set-ups.

Yeovil Town's goal was scored by an unnamed trialist after Rhys Browne and Carl Dickinson provided build-up work, whilst later in the match, the Academy trio of Daniel Ojo, Tyrique Spencer-Clarke and Gabriel Rogers were used in the Glovers line-up. Midfielder Sessi D'Almeida played again for the club - his first match since signing a one year deal, following his release from Blackpool.

Bristol City have stated that the match was only played for one hour, rather than as a 90 minute game, so presumably as two 30 minute periods.

Final Score: Bristol City XI 1 Yeovil Town 1.

Scorer: A Trialist

Yeovil Town Starting XI:
Stuart Nelson
Tom James, Bevis Mugabi, Shaun Donnellan, Carl Dickinson
Jordan Green, Sessi D'Almeida, Alefe Santos, Rhys Browne
Francois Zoko, Trialist A.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

14 July 2018 : Seager Goes Dutch In Latest Loan Move
Former Yeovil Town loanee Ryan Seager has headed to the Netherlands for the next stage in his footballing career. The Southampton striker has joined Dutch side SC Telstar on a season-long loan, joining a team that finished 6th in their Eerste Divisie - the second tier in their pyramid system. He'll head to the city of IJmuiden, which is situated in North Holland.

Seager's time playing for his home town was not a particularly fruitful one. Despite being brought in on a half-season loan, he was given only two starts for the club, across seven appearances. He scored against Stevenage on February 17th, but was to only get onto the pitch on three further occasions after that breakthrough, getting just 30 minutes of football in the club's final thirteen games of the 2017-18 season.

Link: Ryan Dickson : Yeovil Town Statistics.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

13 July 2018 : EFL Trophy Group Stage : Full Draw For Football League Sides
Earlier today, the EFL Trophy Group Stage draw for the 2018-19 Season was made, for all Football League sides. With the exception of the 'invited clubs' - the Under-21 sides from EPPP Category 1 Academy teams - it is now known which clubs will line up in which group. The remainder of the draw will be done on Wednesday 18th July at 1.00p.m. in the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

The full draw is as follows:

NORTHERN SECTION:
Group A: Carlisle United, Morecambe, Sunderland
Group B: Bury, Fleetwood Town, Rochdale
Group C: Accrington Stanley, Blackpool, Macclesfield
Group D: Crewe Alexandra, Shrewsbury Town, Tranmere Rovers
Group E: Burton Albion, Port Vale, Walsall
Group F: Barnsley, Bradford City, Oldham Athletic
Group G: Doncaster Rovers, Grimsby Town, Notts County
Group H: Lincoln City, Mansfield Town, Scunthorpe United

Northern Section 'invited clubs' (the Academy Under-21 sides) are:
1. Everton U21
2. Leicester City U21
3. Manchester City U21
4. Middlesbrough U21
5. Newcastle United U21
6. Stoke City U21
7. West Bromwich Albion U21
8. Wolverhampton Wanderers U21

Newcastle Under-21s will be blocked from being drawn in Group A (Sunderland's Group).

SOUTHERN SECTION:
Group A: Crawley Town, Gillingham, Portsmouth
Group B: Cambridge United, Colchester United, Southend United
Group C: Newport County, Plymouth Argyle, Swindon Town
Group D: Bristol Rovers, Exeter City, Yeovil Town
Group E: Cheltenham Town, Coventry City, Forest Green Rovers
Group F: Northampton Town, Oxford United, Wycombe Wanderers
Group G: AFC Wimbledon, Charlton Athletic, Stevenage
Group H: Luton Town, Milton Keynes, Peterborough United

Southern Section 'invited clubs' (the Academy Under-21 sides) are:
1. Arsenal U21
2. Brighton & Hove Albion U21
3. Chelsea U21
4. Fulham U21
5. Southampton U21
6. Swansea City U21
7. Tottenham Hotspur U21
8. West Ham United U21

Southampton Under-21s will be blocked from being drawn in Group A (Portsmouth's Group).

Link: EFL Trophy 2018-19 Competition Rule Changes.

Link: 2018-19 Season Key Dates.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

13 July 2018 : Yeovil Town Drawn Against Grecians And Rovers In EFL Trophy
Yeovil Town have been drawn against Bristol Rovers and Exeter City in the Group Stages of the 2018-19 Football League Trophy. The Football League have published a partial list for the group stages that will take place on Wednesday 18th July in London, where the League will draw out the 'invited clubs' that will complete each group.

The Glovers will form part of the Southern Region Group D, and will end up playing a Grecians side that they played at the same stages last season. Whilst Plymouth Argyle have moved into a different group, the familiar name of Bristol Rovers will replace them, who Yeovil have already faced in the 2001-02, 2011-12 and 2016-17 seasons in the same competition. Those three Football League sides will be joined by one of:

1. Arsenal U21
2. Brighton & Hove Albion U21
3. Chelsea U21
4. Fulham U21
5. Southampton U21
6. Swansea City U21
7. Tottenham Hotspur U21
8. West Ham United U21

The League have already put certain restrictions on the draw in addition to the regionalisation. Southampton Under-21s will be prevented from being drawn in Southern Group A, which houses Portsmouth. Meanwhile in the Northern Section, Newcastle United Under-21s will be barred from being drawn in Northern Group A which houses Sunderland. This has been done to help keep policing costs down during the early stages.

The draw will take place at 1.00p.m. on Wednesday 18th July, with Sky Sports presenter Jim White hosting proceedings. There is no sign of the draw being broadcast live - the League indicate that the output will be shared via social media as it unfolds.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

13 July 2018 : Midweek Trialist Becomes Fifth Signing After Leaving Blackpool
Yeovil Town have made their fifth signing of the summer this afternoon. They have brought in former Blackpool and Barnsley player Sessi D'Almeida who trialled for the club in Tuesday night's game against Swansea City. He has signed a one year contract with the club, that will keep him at Huish Park until the summer of 2019, with the club having an option on the table to extend it for a further year.

Born in Bordeaux on November 20th 1995, he began playing for his home city through their Academy system, playing 33 times for B Team (Development Squad) between 2013 and 2015. He made three appearances for Bordeaux's first team during the second of those seasons. He then moved across and played for Paris St Germain's B Team during 2015-16, making 16 appearances.

D'Almeida went on trial with Barnsley in the summer of 2016, and was given a two year contract. However, he only made three Championship substitute appearances, not helped by him suffering an anterior cruciate knee ligament injury that kept him out for the majority of the 2016-17 season. That led to him dropping a level to play for Blackpool. He made 27 appearances for the Tangerines, with 11 of those being from the bench before being released at the end of the 2017-18 season, and is therefore a free agent.

He is also a Beninese international, making one appearance against Equatorial Guinea in 2015. He has generally played as a defensive or holding midfielder for his clubs so far. However, after confirming his signature, manager Darren Way said that he saw him as a box-to-box midfielder:

"I feel very lucky to make this signing considering Sessi's CV. He's a box-to-box central midfield player who breaks up play and from what I've seen, he plays with steel, determination and is an all-round midfield player - something this football club has been missing. I'm now excited to see this player develop. Welcome to Yeovil, Sessi."

D'Almeida will numerically replace Connor Smith in the squad, who left for Boreham Wood earlier this month. However, with Jake Gray and James Bailey not expected to start the 2018-19 season, there are currently plenty of gaps in the midfield area to be filled.

Sessi is the fifth new arrival at the club, following in the footsteps of Norwich City loan winger Diallang Jaiyesimi, former Notts County left-back Carl Dickinson who has been signed permanently, Chelsea loan keeper Nathan Baxter and former Inverness Caledonian Thistle centre-back Gary Warren.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

12 July 2018 : Bailey Goes Under The Knife As Gray Misses Pre-Season
Yeovil Town have provided an update on the availability of injured midfielders Jake Gray and James Bailey. Neither player featured in the opening pre-season friendly against Swansea City, having suffered long term injuries last season. Bailey was injured in a block tackle during the Boxing Day match against Cheltenham Town at Whaddon Road, whilst Jake Gray suffered a serious ankle injury ligament injury in the home match against Carlisle United at Huish Park.

Both have been confirmed as missing pre-season, with Jake Gray having travelled up to St George's Park for rehabilitation on his ankle. He is due to be back in action around September. Meanwhile James Bailey has needed further surgery on his knee on Tuesday and was pictured on his Instagram account with a large knee brace. With respect to Bailey the situation is ambiguous - the club say that he "will now be back on the pitch this year", although they do not say when he is expected to return.

James Bailey, pictured after his knee operation
James Bailey, pictured after his knee operation



Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

12 July 2018 : Darren Way Praises 'Terrific' First Half Swansea Performance
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way praised his players for a 'terrific' first half against Swansea City, despite his side ultimately falling to a 1-2 defeat in their first pre-season friendly. The Tuesday evening fixture saw the Glovers spend much of the match in the lead, after Jordan Green's 25th minute goal that was scored whilst the club had ten contracted players and one trialist on the pitch.

Way told the Western Gazette that he felt the 45 minute period showed what his side had been doing on the training ground and had particular praise for goalscorer Jordan Green's overall performance:

"I played a lot of trialists in the second half, so that's not really much to go on. But the first-half performance was terrific. We've tried to put a strategy in place and when you put a strategy in place you're looking to see it. I thought there were large spells of the game where you could see what we've worked on on the training ground. For me, it was the individual performances. (Jordan) Green - you wouldn't be able to tell whether he was a Swansea player or a Yeovil player. That's really pleasing to see, up against fantastic opposition that's just come out of the Premier League. I was really pleased we passed the ball and when we got back behind the ball we blocked, we tackled and they’re the things you look for to be successful."

The second half ultimately saw all eleven of the first half players replaced, with goalkeeper Stuart Nelson the only one to be given more than 45 minutes. Six trialists were joined by three contracted players, with one player from the Under-18s, and right-back Dan Alfei, who is still training with the club following his release, joining those numbers. Way felt that the trialists had struggled to understand what they needed to be doing, and admitted the trialist goalkeeper could have done better with the winning 90th minute goal:

"I was disappointed with the second goal. I thought we could have done better from a goalkeeper point of view but he's come in, he's on trial, we're having a look at him and we'll have to wait and see what develops. I thought we didn't deserve that. I thought the team put in a fantastic effort. Non-stop running and if we keep building on that we'll be very successful. None of the trialists were familiar to what we do. It's important we just look at them in the game. That was the difference with the first half to the second half. In the first half, you could see what we worked on in the training ground."


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

12 July 2018 : Ticketing For Bury vs Yeovil Town
Ticketing information for Yeovil Town's League Two match against Bury is now available. This is the opening match of the 2018-19 season, and wil be played at Gigg Lane on August 4th 2018, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off.

There will be no tickets on sale from the Huish Park Ticket Office. However, you can purchase tickets over the internet if you want to, by heading to this page. There will be a small handling charge. Otherwise, this will be a Pay On The Day game with prices set as follows:

Adults: £20.00; Concessions: £14.00; Under-18s: £10.00; Under-16s: £7.00; Under-12s: £5.00; Under-5s: FREE.

Concessions apply to Over-65s, Disabled and Under-23s. The Under-12s price is subject to that person being accompanied by an Adult.

Away supporters are housed in Manchester Road End of the ground. This is situated on the West side, and is behind one goal. It is a covered all-seater stand and holds up to 2,000 spectators.

Link: Ticket Pricing For Yeovil Town vs Aston Villa.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

12 July 2018 : Ticket Pricing For Yeovil Town vs Aston Villa
Advance tickets for Yeovil Town's League Cup First Round fixture against Aston Villa are now on sale to Season Ticket Holders. The match takes place on Tuesday 14th August 2018, with a 7.45p.m. kick-off, with the match also being screened live on Sky Sports. Ticket prices are as follows:

Adults: £12.00; Seniors and Disabled: £8.00; Under-23s: £8.00; Under-16s: £2.00

Tickets will be available from Monday 16th July onwards on General Sale.

Season Ticket Holders will have until Monday 6th August to claim their usual seats/spaces. You can purchase either by logging into your online account (assuming your Season Ticket registration and online account registration have been linked up) or by calling 01935-847888.

Update: Tickets will be available on General Sale from Monday 16th July and will not be restricted as initially reported.

Link: 2018-19 Yeovil Town First Team Fixtures.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

11 July 2018 : Former Barnsley and Blackpool Midfielder Reported As On Trial
Yeovil Town are being linked with former Barnsley and Blackpool midfielder Sessi D'Almeida. The 22 year old is thought to be the central midfield trialist who played in the first half of Tuesday night's home match against Swansea City. He is a former Bordeaux Academy and Paris Saint Germain Academy player who moved to England in the summer of 2016.

Born in Bordeaux on November 20th 1995, he began playing for his home city through their Academy system, playing 33 times for B Team (Development Squad) between 2013 and 2015. He made three appearances for Bordeaux's first team during the second of those seasons. He then moved across and played for Paris St Germain's B Team during 2015-16, making 16 appearances.

D'Almeida went on trial with Barnsley in the summer of 2016, and was given a two year contract. However, he only made three Championship substitute appearances, not helped by him suffering an anterior cruciate knee ligament injury that kept him out for the majoritty of the 2016-17 season. That led to him dropping a level to play for Blackpool. He made 27 appearances for the Tangerines, with 11 of those being from the bench before being released at the end of the 2017-18 season, and is therefore a free agent.

He has generally played as a defensive or holding midfielder for his clubs so far. He is also a Beninese international, making one appearance against Equatorial Guinea in 2015.

As yet his name has not been officially revealed by the club, but his position, looks and availability matched the player who took part in Tuesday night's friendly, with BBC Somerset reporter Chris Spittles believing that he is at the club on trial.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

11 July 2018 : Video : Yeovil Town vs Swansea City Match Highlights
For those who want to watch match highlights of Tuesday night's pre-season friendly against Swansea City these are now available online. Three minutes of footage from the 1-2 home defeat are captured, including the opener from Jordan Green. Watch via the YouTube clip below.




Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

10 July 2018 : Yeovil 1 Swansea 2 : Late Grimes Strike Sees Defeat In First Friendly
Yeovil Town went down to a last minute goal in their opening pre-season friendly tonight against Swansea City. It took a 25 yard strike by Matt Grimes to end the game with the Championship side on top - the only time they had been ahead in a game that saw Jordan Green net from close range midway through the first half. The traditional sea of changes both at half time and on the hour mark meant that two different teams faced each other as the game closed out, and Swansea equalised through attacker Yan Dhanda with just 13 minutes remaining before Grimes won the match right on the 90 minute mark.

The Glovers fielded three new players in their starting line-up with former Notts County left-back Carl Dickinson the only permanent signing to get that privilege. Norwich City loanee Diallang Jaiyesimi was played as a front line striker in a 4-4-2, whilst there was an unnamed central midfielder playing as a trialist. Swansea's line-up had six major players missing through injury and World Cup duty but did include former Glovers loanee Connor Roberts.

It was Roberts who almost opened the scoring as he saw his shot from a Wayne Routledge cross deflected onto the woodwork by captain Omar Sowunmi. As Swansea started in a sluggish way, Jordan Green was able to fire off a shot from a short free kick that saw Erwin Mulder save. Yeovil's opening goal of the night came from a corner kick, with Carl Dickinson on duty for the set piece. His low delivery was flicked on by Alex Fisher allowing Green to finish from close range, with Swansea's defence having somehow allowed an ankle height ball to travel right across the face of their six yard box.

Green had Yeovil's best other first half effort as he curled a shot wide of Mulder's far post, in a half that saw Yeovil show good value for their lead. The half time whistle saw Yeovil make ten changes, with Stuart Nelson the only player to be given longer than 45 minutes. He eventually made way on the hour mark. Swansea also rang the changes, making six substitutions at half time, followed by a further four just after Nelson left the field. Whilst Swansea's were named, Yeovil's were the infamous 'Trialist B', 'Trialist C' that litter early pre-season friendlies.

With 13 minutes remaining of a half that had seen Swansea dominate the possession, they equalised when Yan Dhanda struck home a deflected shot from a Daniel James cross. Then as the game closed out and into the final minute, Matt Grimes struck a 25 yard drive into the back of the net that won the match for Swansea.

Final Score: Yeovil Town 1 Swansea City 2.

Scorers: Jordan Green (1-0, 25 mins), Yan Dhanda (1-1, 77 mins), Matt Grimes (1-2, 90 mins)

Yeovil Town:
1. Stuart Nelson
2. Tom James, 5. Shaun Donnellan, 6. Omar Sowunmi (Capt), 3. Carl Dickinson
7. Jordan Green, 8. Trialist A, 4. Alefe Santos, 10. Rhys Browne
11. Diallang Jaiyesimi, 9. Alex Fisher

Substitutes:
12. Trialist B (60 mins for Stuart Nelson) 13. Francois Zoko 14. Dan Alfei 15. Gary Warren, 16. Bevis Mugabi, 17. Tyrique Spencer-Clarke 18. Trialist C 19. Trialist D 20. Trialist E 21. Trialist F 22. Trialist G (all subs introduced on 46 mins, except where stated) 23. Daniel Ojo (89 mins for Francois Zoko)

Swansea City:
1. Erwin Mulder, 23. Connor Roberts, 26. Kyle Naughton, 5. Mike van der Hoorn, 50. Cian Harries, 15. Wayne Routledge, 24. Jordi Amat, 14. Tom Carroll, 48. George Byers, 11. Luciano Narsingh, 62. Oliver McBurnie.

Substitutes:
19. Andre Ayew, 38. Adnan Maric, 21. Matt Grimes, 56. Jay Fulton, 23. Federico Fernandez, 42. Daniel James (all 46 mins), 61. Joe Rodon, 30. Yan Dhanda, 31. Aaron Lewis, 63. Ryan Blair (all 63 mins). 39. Gregor Zbret 18. Jordan Ayew (not used)

Referee: Kevin Johnson. Assistants: Simon Knapp and Ron Ganfield. Fourth Official: Matt Eva.

Attendance: 893.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

10 July 2018 : Team News For Yeovil Town vs Swansea City
Yeovil Town's starting line-up for the pre-season friendly against Swansea City has been published. The club have made four new signings over the summer, with two of those included in the starting line-up, as former Notts County left-back Carl Dickinson and Norwich City loanee Diallang Jaiyesimi start.

There is one unnamed trialist in the starting line-up, believed to be playing in central midfield, whilst six more are on the bench. Right-back Dan Alfei is also on the bench, despite being released by the club at the end of last season. Tyrique Spencer-Clarke is part of Yeovil Town Under-18s.

There is no sign of midfield pair James Bailey and Jake Gray who were both injured at the end of last season. Goalkeeper Nathan Baxter is known to still be at Chelsea, covering for a goalkeeper shortage there, associated with World Cup call-ups.

The line-up for tonight is as follows:

Yeovil Town:
Stuart Nelson
Tom James, Shaun Donnellan, Omar Sowunmi (Capt), Carl Dickinson
Jordan Green, Trialist A, Alefe Santos, Rhys Browne
Diallang Jaiyesimi, Alex Fisher

Substitutes:
Gary Warren, Bevis Mugabi, Dan Alfei, Tyrique Spencer-Clarke, Francois Zoko and six further trialists.

Swansea City:
Erwin Mulder, Connor Roberts, Kyle Naughton, Mike van der Hoorn, Cian Harries, Wayne Routledge, Jordi Amat, Tom Carroll, George Byers, Luciano Narsingh, Oliver McBurnie.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

10 July 2018 : Terry Returns To Huish Park
Former Yeovil Town midfielder Paul Terry has returned to the club. The 39 year old has been given the role of First Team Coach at Huish Park, after leaving a role he held at Oldham Athletic last season. The Barking-born player, who is the older brother of Chelsea legend John Terry spent four years at the club during its early days as a Football League side, after signing from Dagenham and Redbridge and went on to play for Leyton Orient in the Football League.

Paul has been involved at the club during pre-season training, and played alongside Darren Way and Terry Skiverton during his playing days. He made 154 appearances for the Glovers, scoring 12 goals for the club, and was part of the side that won promotion from League Two during the 2004-05 season. When he hung up his boots, he became a player's agent for six years, until last season when he became a first team coach working under Richie Wellens and Paul Jewell in League One. Their relegation and change of management has resulted in his departure. Darren Way says he hopes that he can make use of Terry's knowledge of player recruitment in the future:

"Paul is someone who strengthens the backroom staff and has a wealth of knowledge in player recruitment. Paul has personality, character and knows the history of this fantastic football club. He's the latest step in our bid to bring success back to Huish Park."

Link: Paul Terry : Yeovil Town Statistics.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

10 July 2018 : Swansea Leave Six At Home For Huish Park Friendly
Yeovil Town's first pre-season friendly opponents Swansea City are expected to bring their strongest available squad to Huish Park. The Welsh side are in the middle of a rebuilding exercise following their relegation from the Premier League, and will go into Tuesday night's match with former Ostersund manager Graham Potter ending up in the dugout for the first time since his appointment last month.

Swansea are expected to leave at least six players behind in Wales. Four of those are out injured, with Wilfried Bony, Sam Clucas, Leroy Fer and Alfie Mawson all absent. Meanwhile Swedish pair Martin Olsson and Kristoffer Nordfeldt have yet to join pre-season training due to their involvement at the World Cup. There are also a number of other players within their camp who are the subject of transfer interest and so may drop out, but in principle most of their remaining first team squad members will be given a run-out for a minimum of 45 minutes.

Yeovil Town's one known absentee will be goalkeeper Nathan Baxter. The Chelsea loanee is yet to make it down to Somerset as he is acting as cover for two of Chelsea's goalkeepers during pre-season, due to Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero being on international duty with Belgium and Argentina respectively. Otherwise all other first teamers are expected to be involved in the game.

The two sides last properly met in August 2015, when a Swansea Under-21 side featuring eight players who would end up playing for the Glovers, lose 3-2 at Huish Park. A behind closed doors game in July 2016 in South Wales saw Yeovil win 5-0 against a team that was believed to be mainly their Under-18s. When Swansea City put out something more like a first team in July 2013, they were the ones who gained the 5-0 victory at Huish Park.

Admission prices are as follows:

Adult £10.00; Seniors and Young Persons £5.00; Under-16: FREE.

Only the Main Stand will be open to Home supporters. Kick-off tonight is at 7.45p.m. with tickets available on the night.

Link: 2018-19 Yeovil Town First Team Fixtures.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

10 July 2018 : Main Stand Sponsorship Deal Extended
Yeovil Town have extended their sponsorship agreement with Tamburino for the coming season. The Italian Restaurant chain will continue to sponsor the Main Stand at Huish Park, having held the naming rights for the past four years.

The club haven't stated the length of the latest arrangements - the last deal was for a single season, and so it would not be a surprise if the latest extension was based on similar lines. From 2007 until 2014, the stand was known as the AgustaWestland Community Stand, whilst prior to that it was known as the Yeovil College Stand.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

9 July 2018 : 2018-19 FA Cup Prize Fund Sees Potential Windfalls Doubled
Recently, the Football Association announced that it was increasing the amount of money available to those competing in the 2018-19 FA Cup. With the Prize Fund having stayed static for a decade, this is a significant change in what will be available to those who win matches during the competition, and is in addition to any gate receipts or television revenue they may make during ties.

In most cases the amount each club will gain is doubled - for example for the last ten years or so, First Round winners would have earned £18,000 through the Prize Fund, but that will now be £36,000, meaning the amount that Football League sides can make out of the competition increases quite significantly.

Each club that wins through the FA Cup Rounds will receive the following sums, as part of the competition prize pool:

Extra Preliminary Round winners : (184 clubs) £2,250
Extra Preliminary Round losers : (184 clubs) £750
Preliminary Round winners : (160 clubs) £2,890
Preliminary Round losers : (160 clubs) £960
First Qualifying Round winners : (116 clubs) £6,000
Second Qualifying Round winners : (80 clubs) £9,000
Third Qualifying Round winners : (40 clubs) £15,000
Fourth Qualifying Round winners : (32 clubs) £25,000

First Round Proper winners : (40 clubs) £36,000 (League One and League Two clubs enter competition)
Second Round Proper winners : (20 clubs) £54,000
Third Round Proper winners : (32 clubs) £135,000
Fourth Round Proper winners : (16 clubs) £180,000
Fifth Round Proper winners : (8 clubs) £360,000
Sixth Round Proper winners : (4 clubs) £720,000
Semi-Final winners : (2 clubs) £180,000
Semi-Final losers : (2 clubs) £900,000
Final runners-up : (1 club) £180,000
Final winners : (1 club) £3,600,000

Amounts are accumulative per club for each round that they win - i.e. a club winning a First Round match and a Second Round match would receive £36,000 + £54,000 as part of their run.

There are additional sums given out to those clubs who take part in televised ties, regardless of whether they win or lose the tie.

Link: 2018-19 Season Key Dates.

Link: 2018-19 Yeovil Town First Team Fixtures.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

8 July 2018 : Tom James And Clickbait Speculation
Back in mid-March there was a bit of idle speculation from national paper The Independent over the future of defender Tom James. That was a bit out of character for that paper, given it tends to be the red-tops that feed off such things. The claim was that Celtic, AFC Bournemouth and Swansea City were after a player who used to be on Cardiff City's books, and was about to pick up a decent slice of Yeovil Town's End Of Season Awards.

That seems to have sparked multiple months worth of fairly repetitive stories by a number of websites that have increased the speculation, but on the other hand have added very little in the way of concrete facts along the way. One of those to pick up this story was the national commercial site Here Is The City - which started off many years ago as a finance news site, but has in the last couple of years expanded out to include sport. They ran a March 12th story entitled:

12/03/2018 : Report: Celtic want Yeovil Town defender Tom James - HITC

Unfortunately, for what seemed to be a fairly flakey set of claims, it didn't stop there. Within the 48 hours that followed, providing made-up speculation on two Celtic players, along with an attempt to rope Rangers into the rumourmill. And so HITC ended up with five 'stories' out of one questionable Independent article, in three days, with the subsequent quartet headlining as follows:

13/03/2018 : Celtic want Tom James but Swansea City offers a greater opportunity - HITC
13/03/2018 : Is Celtic's interest in Tom James bad news for Mikael Lustig? - HITC
14/03/2018 : Is Celtic's reported Tom James interest a worrying sign for Anthony Ralston? - HITC
14/03/2018 : Should Rangers join race for Tom James and offer Lee Hodson? - HITC

By the time we hit April, the West London Sport website added the name of Championship side Aston Villa to our Tom James Fan Club, on April 6th along with their local team Brentford. After briefly returning to Celtic again, that was enough to set off HITC again, cooling their interest in Celtic and promptly providing plenty of speculation on two Villa players to wraparound stuff about James before finally concluding that he was still off to Celtic anyway:

02/04/2018 : Three Celtic players fighting for their futures, including six-time title winner - HITC
12/04/2018 : Aston Villa will reportedly challenge Celtic for Welsh defender Tom James - HITC
12/04/2018 : Does Aston Villa's Tom James interest shed light on Alan Hutton's fate? - HITC
14/04/2018 : Could James Bree warning see Tom James snub Aston Villa for Celtic? - HITC

We then had a fairly lengthy lull in proceedings, until Yeovil Town gained a League Cup First Round draw against Aston Villa during mid-June. Merely on the back of that cup draw, rather than any new information, this was good enough for HITC to cancel Celtic's interest in James, reignite Aston Villa's apparent interest, and then just for good measure stick a cherry on top by dragging Rangers out of nowhere for a second time, even though to our knowledge, Glasgow's other club have not been connected with James in any shape or form:

16/06/2018 : Aston Villa given perfect chance to scout Yeovil Town's Tom James - HITC
16/06/2018 : Should Rangers challenge Celtic for Tom James? - HITC

Most recently, during the middle of last week, Sky Sports suggested that Swansea City and Hull City (the first time they'd got a mention) were after James. Less than 24 hours later, the Scottish Sun leapt on this and threw the name of Celtic back into the ring again, referencing the Swansea and Hull reports. This seems to have resulted in a mini-avalanche of commercial websites jumping on the bandwagon. HITC have managed five further articles so far, mostly centred around Celtic again:

05/07/2018 : Swansea and Hull battle for James - HITC
05/07/2018 : Tom James should interest Celtic again after previous link - HITC
06/07/2018 : Report: Celtic step up Tom James interest as English clubs make conact - HITC
07/07/2018 : Celtic's reported Tom James interest should be music to Jack Hendry's ears - HITC
08/07/2018 : Some Celtic fans react to Tom James speculation - HITC

So four months on, HITC have now managed to fashion sixteen articles out of what was ultimately one speculative March 2018 national newspaper article. At present, we're not even 100 percent certain if there has been any firm bid for Tom James - the most the club has mentioned is of some generic 'interest' in some of their players, such as James, but without any firm statement of any bids. There is a reason why this is known as the 'silly season' in football. There may be some mileage in some of the rumours surrounding James, given his good form last season, but nothing that warrants this sort of excess.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

7 July 2018 : Taff's Gloversblog : Summer Changes At Huish Park
Yeovil Town are now a week into their pre-season schedule, with all action so far confined to the training ground, and the usual trip down to visit the Dorset cliffs. Even though there are no trialists on display (or at least none that have slipped through any of the pictures released) we can at least take a look at how the contracted squad is shaping up. The latest Taff's Gloversblog takes you through all that, via the link below. Alternative views welcomed, as usual.

Link: Taff's Gloversblog : Summer Changes At Huish Park.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

6 July 2018 : Poole Town Pre-Season Friendly Announced
Southern League Premier South side Poole Town have announced a pre-season friendly against Yeovil Town. The Dolphins, who were relegated from National League South at the end of last season, have reported that they will be staging a friendly against the Glovers on Saturday 28th July 2018, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off at Tatnam Farm.

The scheduling of this fixture may cause a bit of confusion, as the club have already announced a first team friendly that will take place against Southern League Division One East side Corby Town at their Steel Park ground, at the same time.

It may be that the plan is for the club to send an Academy side to Tatnam Farm, however that would be a little unconventional given the Dorset side sit above Corby Town in the pyramid, and thus represent tougher opposition. However, Poole have described it as a "big pre-season friendly" suggesting they see it as first team opposition. Hopefully it will be made clear, in due course, which squad is visiting which location.

Link: 2018-19 Yeovil Town First Team Pre-Season Friendlies.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

6 July 2018 : Smith Drops Down A Level To Sign For Wood
Outgoing Yeovil Town midfielder Connor Smith has quickly found himself a new club. The former Plymouth Argyle and AFC Wimbledon player, who cut short his Huish Park contract yesterday, has signed for National League side Boreham Wood, who narrowly missed out on promotion to the Football League last season when they lost the Play-Off Final against Tranmere Rovers at Wembley Stadium.

Smith has some connections with Boreham Wood. He started his career with Watford, whose Reserve side used their Meadow Park ground, meaning that he is very familiar with the surroundings, even if stadium developments since then have changed the way it looks. Smith made reference to that when he agreed to sign up:

"I am delighted; I remember playing here during my time at Watford in reserve games and you can see the massive growth of the club, even since then. The pitch is unbelievable, the ground is quality and the facilities are unbelievable for this level. I am just delighted to be back at the ground and back in an area that I am used to, and I cannot wait to get going. It didn’t take long to sort. When he (Luke Garrard) found out that I was leaving Yeovil, the interest was there immediately. We spoke, and I didn't take much convincing to be honest."

Boreham Wood haven't revealed the length of contract that Connor Smith has signed.

Link: Connor Smith : Yeovil Town Statistics.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

5 July 2018 : Sowunmi Agrees New Glovers Deal
Yeovil Town central defender Omar Sowunmi has signed a new contract with the club. The 22 year old former Ipswich Town academy player has agreed a two year contract with the Glovers that will keep him at Huish Park until the summer of 2020. He had fallen out of contract at the end of last season, leading to speculation as to his future, but that can now be put to bed.

Omar was brought into the club during June 2015 by former boss Paul Sturrock, but his attempt to blend into the first team during that season was curtailed by a September ankle injury that saw him stretchered off against AFC Wimbledon following a poor tackle by a Dons player. An attempt at a comeback during the autumn had to be aborted, with the same injury flaring up, and he ended up missing the remainder of the season, after having surgery to fix the problem, meaning that fans only saw him on eight occasions.

During the 2016-17 season, Omar's time was again restricted, with him spending the year as a front line striker, making just four starts in 14 appearances. His third season saw him switch to his original centre-back position, and early on it looked as though he was heading for another stop-start season. However, from mid-October onwards he began to cement a regular starting position in the side, playing a full 90 minutes in the vast majority of games that followed.

His overall form saw him pick up two Player of the Season Awards at the end of 2017-18, recognising his performances, particularly during the second half of that campaign. He'll now continue in that role over the next two seasons. Manager Darren Way has said of the agreement the various parties have reached today:

"Omar is a big signing for the future of this football club and we've put in a lot of effort to get this deal over the line. It's a big statement of intent from the owner and the chairman and allows us to keep the core of the squad from last season. He's developed at a very fast rate, which shows some of the others what can happen, and I'm excited that he's decided to pledge his future to Yeovil Town Football Club."

Link: Omar Sowunmi : Yeovil Town Statistics.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

5 July 2018 : Connor Smith Exits Huish Park
Yeovil Town midfielder Connor Smith has become the latest player to leave Huish Park. The 25 year old former Plymouth Argyle player has had his contract terminated by mutual consent midway through a two year contract that he signed in July 2017.

Although he initially featured reasonably heavily in Yeovil Town's midfield during the first half of the campaign, that thinned out radically from mid-October onwards, with him making only four starts in League Two after that point. Overall, Connor made 28 appearances for the club, scoring one goal.

He will now become a free agent, and will be able to sign for another club. Since the club issued their formal Released and Retained list back in May, they have seen goalkeeper Jonny Maddison leave for Darlington, midfielder Oscar Gobern sign for Eastleigh and winger Otis Khan agree terms with Mansfield Town.

Link: Connor Smith : Yeovil Town Statistics.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

5 July 2018 : Tom James Linked With Two Championship Clubs
It's been a while, but the Tom James rumours are back. In a saga that has been carrying on since March 2018, the former Cardiff City defender has been names by a multitude of media outlets, connecting him with clubs from all over the UK, but without anything reaching the point at which there appeared to be anything concrete in them. Now nearly four months down the line, Sky Sports are claiming that Championship sides Swansea City and Hull City are after his services, claiming that they have 'made inquiries' about his availability.

As has become the trend with these reports, there are no quotes or sources provided, nor any expectations made in terms of whether an actual bid might be tabled. Swansea City's name has been on that rumourmill list since the very start of this, with the likes of AFC Bournemouth, Celtic, Aston Villa, Brentford and Bristol City listed as holding an interest.

The name of Hull City brings the total number of 'interested' clubs to seven. Tom James remains under contract at Huish Park until the summer of 2019. He was the club's main Player of the Season winner for the 2017-18 campaign, and so that may have brought some interest from outside the club. However, unlike Omar Sowunmi, who is out of contract, the club are under no obligation to sell.

The Sky Sports reports claims that Swansea would need to move some of their current defenders out of the building in order to afford James, but they suggest that Hull would use him as an immediate back-up to Eric Lichaj.

As always, treat these reports with a little pinch of salt. In the case of Otis Khan, although he left the club last week, the name of Mansfield Town only turned up on the radar a couple of days before he left Huish Park, with the nine other clubs named as holding an interest not part of the final discussions.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

4 July 2018 : Swansea City Match Moved To Avoid Potential World Cup Match
Yeovil Town's pre-season friendly against Swansea City has been brought forward by 24 hours. The match against the Championship side was due to take place on Wednesday 11th July, but that match would have clashed with any theoretical World Cup Semi-Final if England progress against Sweden on Saturday.

The match will now take place on Tuesday 10th July at Huish Park with a 7.45p.m. kick-off. All tickets purchased so far will remain valid. If you've bought one but can no longer make it to the game, contat the Huish Park Ticket Office for a refund or exchange before the day of the game.

For the revised fixture schedule, see the list below.

Link: 2018-19 Yeovil Town First Team Fixture List.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

4 July 2018 : Sincil Bank Trip Is Rearranged
Another change has been made to Yeovil Town's 2018-19 fixture list. The Glovers match against Lincoln City at Sincil Bank has been brought forward to be played on a Friday night, meaning that it will now take place on Friday 8th March 2019, with a 7.45p.m. kick-off.

The change comes on top of Yeovil Town's trips to Notts County and Exeter City also having their dates or kick-off times changed for the coming season. For full details, head to the fixture list, linked below.

Link: 2018-19 Season Yeovil Town Fixture List.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

4 July 2018 : Roadworks And Partial Closure Near Huish Park During July And August
Yeovil Town supporters visiting Huish Park during July and August should be aware of roadworks that will be set up on Lufton Way and Western Avenue that will affect traffic in the area. The planned work is part of Somerset County Council's Western Corridor improvement scheme that is designed to provide £14.5 million worth of enhancements to the western side of Yeovil - some of which was carried out in January 2018 during the build-up to the FA Cup match against Manchester United.

On this occasion, roadworks will commence on Monday 9th July, and last for approximately seven weeks during an initial first phase. The work will see a new cycleway and retaining wall built along Lufton Way. This will see Lufton Way closed to traffic going Eastbound towards the approach of the Preston Road Roundabout (nearest to the Asda supermarket). Traffic will still be able to travel Westbound from the roundabout towards the football club's main entrance.

Lufton Way road closure during phase one of the Roadworks
Lufton Way road closure during phase one of the Roadworks


The effect of this will be that if you're visiting Huish Park, you either need to go via Western Avenue, or you'll need to treat Lufton Way as a clockwise one-way system. The contractor performing the works has the option of temporary traffic lights on the junction of Copse Road and Western Avenue if it is found to be needed to help traffic turn right onto Western Avenue, but initially this will not be the case.

At the end of the first phase, which is expected to be towards the end of August, there will be a second phase that will see a retaining wall built on Western Avenue. During this time, Western Avenue will be closed to southbound traffic, and will be rerouted around Lufton Way - i.e. the reverse of the first phase closure. We'll try to provide a bit more detail on that nearer the time - the above represents the first phase which takes effect from next Monday.

There is no mention of any lifting of the road closure on evenings or weekends, and so it's probably safer to assume this is a 24x7 road restriction. If so, then it will affect all three pre-season friendlies, along with the first three or four competitive fixtures of the 2018-19 season.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

3 July 2018 : Seaborne Switches To Ireland After Grecians Exit
Former Yeovil Town defender Dan Seaborne is off to Ireland for his next career move. The 31 year old has signed for League of Ireland Premier Division side Derry City, having been released by League Two side Exeter City at the end of last season. He's agreed a deal that will run until the end of their calendar-based 2018 season.

Seaborne had spent half of the 2017-18 season at St James Park, in what was his second spell with the Grecians, playing a fairly minor 'squad filler' role in their first team set-up. Since leaving Yeovil Town midway through their 2013-14 season, he's had a fairly varied career, initially joining Coventry City, who at that time were in the division below, managing 24 appearances with the Sky Blues during that season, to add to the 11 games he played for the Glovers at the start of their Championship stay.

After Coventry also terminated his stay by mutual consent, Seaborne spent the next two years with Partick Thistle, in the Scottish Premiership, playing 57 times and scoring two goals. In the summer of 2016 he had two aborted moves to go overseas, training with I-League side Mohun Bagan and Greek side Olympiacos. However, he then headed back to Scotland instead, playing 13 times for Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Premiership. Having been left without a club during the summer of 2017, he then headed off to Exeter, who he began his career with.

Link: Dan Seaborne : Yeovil Town Statistics.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

2 July 2018 : Storer Heads To Scotland After St Andrews Release
Former Yeovil Town loanee Jack Storer has got himself a new club. The former Birmingham City striker has agreed a one year contract with Partick Thistle, after being released by the Championship side at the end of last season. He will now play in the Scottish Championship, for a side that were relegated at the end of last season.

Storer's time since his brief January 2017 loan with the Glovers has been a nomadic one. Due to his Yeovil Town deal being lodged as a half-season spell, it wasn't until the start of the 2017-18 season that he was seen elsewhere. He trialled for Macclesfield Town during pre-season, but after he was involved in a scuffle with Derby players that led to him shoving a Macclesfield player, he threw his shirt off and walked down the tunnel.

He then managed an eight game loan spell with National League South side Gloucester City, before a two game loan spell with National League Premier side Solihull Moors, with Birmingham deciding in February that they would not be offering him a new contract and advising him to look elsewhere. His contract with Partick contains an option for a second season.

Storer's spell with Yeovil Town was restricted to a single 45 minute appearance against Crawley Town at Broadhall Way. He was an unused substitute against Reading Under-21s in the EFL Trophy, followed by another bit of benchwarming at Blackpool, but after that match returned to St Andrews, with the club citing 'personal reasons' for his early departure.

Link: Jack Storer : Yeovil Town Statistics?.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

2 July 2018 : Notts County And Exeter City Trips Rearranged
Yeovil Town have had two of their 2018-19 season fixtures changed. The trips to Notts County and Exeter City will now kick off at non-standard times, following modifications to the fixture list that was published last month.

The trip to Notts County will now be a Friday night kick-off, with the match taking place on Friday 17th August with a 7.45p.m. kick-off. The change has been made due to international cricket taking place at Trent Bridge on the Saturday.

The Boxing Day trip to Exeter City will now have an early kick-off. The match on Wednesday 26th December will now kick-off at 1.00p.m. instead of the standard afternoon kick-off.

The full fixture schedule can be found via the link below.

Link: 2018-19 Season Yeovil Town First Team Fixtures.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

1 July 2018 : First Team Squad Standings As Pre-Season Training Commences
July 1st is the date in the footballing calendar that represents the starting point for 2018-19 contracts. Outgoing players formally leave the club payroll, whilst incoming signings are now formally contracted to the club. This provides an opportunity to see where Yeovil Town lie, with four players having come into the club since the end of last season, but with a number of players having left the building.

A summary of the comings and goings so far is as follows:

NEW ARRIVALS:
1. Diallang Jaiyesimi (winger, Norwich City, season-long loan)
2. Carl Dickinson (left-back, Notts County, two year contract)
3. Nathan Baxter (goalkeeper, Chelsea, season-long loan)
4. Gary Warren (central defender, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, two year contract)

DEPARTURES:
1. Artur Krysiak (goalkeeper)
2. Nathan Smith (left-back/centre-back)
3. Ryan Dickson (left-back)
4. Daniel Alfei (right-back)
5. Oscar Gobern (midfield, Eastleigh)
6. Jonny Maddison (goalkeeper, Darlington)
7. Otis Khan (winger, Mansfield Town)
8. Jared Bird (midfield, Barnsley loanee)
9. Sam Surridge (striker, AFC Bournemouth loanee)
10. Marcus Barnes (striker, Southampton loanee)
11. Ryan Seager (striker, Southampton loanee)
12. Corey Whelan (right-back, Liverpool loanee)
13. Lewis Wing (midfield, Middlesbrough loanee)

IN LIMBO:
Omar Sowunmi (central defender, out of contract).

In the case of Sowunmi, he is at present not contracted to Yeovil Town Football Club, although the club will have held onto his playing registration, in the absence of him signing a new contract. He has the option to move to another club, of his own free will, but that club will have to either agree a training and compensation fee with Yeovil Town, or accept the outcome of a Football League Tribunal that will base their fee on his three years at Huish Park, and his development as a player during that time.

His presence at the club's pre-season training does not offer any reliable clues. For the last two players that fell into the same category as Sowunmi, in falling out of contract at the club whilst being aged Under-24, Luke Ayling chose not to attend the club's pre-season training sessions, whilst Craig Alcock did attend. Both players left the club during early July, to Bristol City and Peterborough United respectively.

Positionally speaking, and using each player's favoured position, the club have the following sixteen players under contract for the 2018-19 season, made up of fourteen permanently contracted players, and two loan contracts:

Goalkeepers: Stuart Nelson, Nathan Baxter (loan)

Right-Backs: Bevis Mugabi, Tom James,
Centre-Backs: Shaun Donnellan, Gary Warren
Left-Backs: Carl Dickinson

Midfielders: Connor Smith, Jake Gray, James Bailey, Alefe Santos
Wingers: Jordan Green, Rhys Browne, Diallang Jaiyesimi (loan)

Strikers: Alex Fisher, Francois Zoko

The club have until 5.00p.m. on August 9th 2018 to make any permanent signings, whilst the loan transfer window will close on August 31st 2018. This is a rule change brought in for this season, that will mean clubs will need to complete transfers earlier, although will not apply to players that are free agents on August 9th.

Link: 2018-19 Football League and Other Key Dates.

Link: 2018-19 First Team Fixture List.


Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Comment on this News Item on Facebook or Go back to Top of Page

News Archives

To go to the Ciderspace News Archives, click here.
To subscribe to this News Page's RSS Feed, copy this link into your News Reader. Alternatively Join us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.
To see all news for November 2018 click here.
To see all news for October 2018 click here.


contact ciderspace:ytfcciderspace@yahoo.com
© Ciderspace 1999-2004
Last Updated : 17th August 2015
design by siteshape
Top