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30 September 2018 : Cobblers Sack Austin After Heavy Stags Defeat
League Two side Northampton Town have sacked their first team manager Dean Austin. The 48 year old former Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace defender had only been in charge at Sixfields for 17 matches, with just 12 of those games being as their permanent manager. He has been dismissed after their 4-0 defeat against Mansfield Town on Saturday, that saw the Stags triumph in an extreme one-sided encounter.

The defeat saw Northampton drop down to 21st place in the League Two table, having failed to win a match at home so far this season. Austin was appointed as Caretaker Manager for the final five matches of the 2017-18 season, replacing Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink who he had acted as assistant to. His record at the tail end of that season was not good enough to save the Cobblers from the drop, but was good enough for them to give him a two year contract at fourth tier level.

That decision now looks like a rather costly one, with just a single win from twelve games in all competitions. Northampton haven't issued any detail on their future plans, having sacked Austin on Sunday evening.


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30 September 2018 : Henry Hat-Trick Gives Dolphins Six Appeal
Yeovil Town striker Korrey Henry had a day to remember on Saturday afternoon, after he scored a hat-trick for his temporary club Poole Town. The 18 year old scored a hat-trick in their 6-0 victory over Farnborough Town at Tatnam Farm, giving the Dolphins their first Southern League Premier Division South home win of the season in some style, given their opponents had arrived in Dorset sat above them in the League table.

Henry, who commenced his one month deal on September 14th, was playing his second match for Poole, having not been named on their teamsheet for their FA Cup Second Qualifying Round tie against Cinderford Town last weekend. Although they did not explain the player's omission, it would seem likely that Yeovil Town have decided not to allow him to become cup-tied at this stage of the competition, with their own involvement in the FA Cup due to begin in early November.

The former West Ham United academy player's impact on his home debut was therefore emphatic. Two of his three goals came from the penalty spot, with the first coming 20 minutes into the match as the opening goal. Jordan Alawode-Williams made a run into the box and was brought down as he tried to convert a rebound attempt off his own initial shot. Korrey Henry managed to squeeze his penalty in for a 1-0 lead.

Seven minutes before the break, Poole doubled their lead, as Korrey Henry scored from open play. Josh Leslie-Smith passed the ball down the wing, and when Henry tangled with a Farnborough defender, both ended up on the deck in their efforts to win the ball. When the match referee waved play on, Henry was the first to react and get to his feet, and he fired home into the corner for a 2-0 lead, despite his fall having given other Boro defenders a chance to recover their ground.

Poole got their third of the afternoon, and Korrey Henry's third early in the second period. Substitute Sam Griffin was brought down inside the box, and for the second time in the match, the Glovers striker stepped up, this time firing home in much more confident fashion for his hat-trick, and a 3-0 lead. He was booked immediately after his third goal, presumably for excessive celebration!

Poole later added goals from Luke Roberts, Jez Bedford and Richard Gillespie for a 6-0 win that lifts them into eighth place in their League Table, and four points off the top spots. Korrey's hat-trick also saw him named as Poole's player of the day at the end of the match. Yeovil Town fans not travelling to Colchester United on Tuesday night, may be interested in the fact that Poole's next match is a Southern League Cup First Round tie against Dorchester Town, which takes place on Tuesday 2nd October at the Avenue Stadium.

Final Score: Poole Town 6 Farnborough Town 0.

Scorers: Korrey Henry (20 mins, 1-0, pen), Korrey Henry (38 mins, 2-0), Korrey Henry (54 mins, 3-0, pen), Luke Roberts (61 mins, 4-0), Jez Bedford (75 mins, 5-0), Richard Gillespie (86 mins, 6-0)

Poole Town: (4-2-3-1)
1. Luke Cairney 2. Jordan Alawode-Williams 3. Josh Leslie-Smith 4. Will Spetch 5. Jamie Whisken (captain) 6. Carl Pettefer 7. Jez Bedford 8. Corby Moore 9. Korey Henry 10. Marvin Brooks 11. Luke Roberts

Substitutes:
12. Richard Gillespie 14. Sam Griffin 15. Franklyn Clarke 13. Peter O'Connor (unused) 16. Steve Devlin (unused)

Attendance: 422.


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30 September 2018 : Video : Crawley Town vs Yeovil Town Two Minute Highlights
For those who want to watch lengthier two minute highlights of Saturday afternoon's 3-1 defeat against Crawley Town at the Broadfield Stadium, these are now available online. Thankfully the video footage in this instance doesn't slice off two of the goals (as Sky Sports managed yesterday!) and so you can view all four scored on the day, including Carl Dickinson's equaliser just before half time.

In addition to the goals, there is a Carl Dickinson free kick, and a first half effort from Olufela Olomola. You can also view the incident that led to Olomola's header being ruled out for offside just before half time. Watch via the YouTube clip below.




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30 September 2018 : Darren Way's Verdict On The Crawley Town Away Game
Following Saturday afternoon's 3-1 defeat against Crawley Town at the Broadfield Stadium, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC about that game. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren's verdict on the match can be read in full via the link below.

Link: Darren Way's Verdict On The Crawley Town Away Game.


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29 September 2018 : Video : Crawley Town vs Yeovil Town Highlights (Sort Of!)
For those who want to see match highlights of Yeovil Town's League Two match with Crawley Town from Saturday afternoon, these are now available online. Or at least part of the 3-1 defeat is sort of online.

The only assumption we can make is that someone in Sky Sports studios is on the happy juice tonight. In the 45 seconds worth of video, they cut to Crawley's opening goal at the celebrations, which means you don't actually see how it went in. Then for Crawley's third and final goal of the afternoon, they cut off the coverage just as Filipe Morais is about to pull the trigger. Maybe the editor is a Glovers fan who didn't want to see any evidence of the goals going in. Fortunately, they've left Carl Dickinson's equalising goal in place without any errors. Watch the clip below.

We'll put up a new clip of the highlights tomorrow lunchtime when the YouTube footage is available online.

Link: Sky Sports : Crawley Town vs Yeovil Town Match Highlights.


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29 September 2018 : Crawley 3 Yeovil 1 : Glovers Suffer Second Half Fade-Out In Sussex
Yeovil Town went down to defeat on their travels as Crawley Town won 3-1 at the Broadfield Stadium. Although the Glovers started the game well, they fell behind when Ollie Palmer finished Lewis Young's cross at the back post to put the home side ahead. Left-back Carl Dickinson got into an advanced position when he equalised for Yeovil three minutes before the break with his angled shot into the far corner. But Crawley began to assert themselves during the second period, and substitute Ashley Nathaniel-George fired home a 25 yard strike to put Crawley back in front, whilst in the closing stages they looked the dominant force, eventually sealing the points when Filipe Morais got a 94th minute goal, to push Yeovil down to 12th in the table, leaving them with just one point from their last three fixtures.

The Glovers went into the match making four changes to their starting line-up for the match, compared to the Tuesday night game against Milton Keynes. Two of those changes were forced, with Omar Sowunmi's ankle injury seeing Enes Mahmutovic coming back into the side, whilst Diallang Jaiyesimi's knee injury meant he was replaced by Rhys Browne, with Jordan Green playing up front. Sessi D'Almeida captained the side for the first time. In the Crawley line-up, they also had injury and suspension issues. Whilst Lewis Young and Bondz N'Gala provided familiar faces for Glovers fans, the latter was Crawley's last man standing in the centre-back position, meaning that they had to put out a makeshift back four.

The way that Yeovil Town opened up proceedings suggested that no-one in the Crawley scouting team had seen their recent performances at Notts County and Newport County. Giving Jordan Green plenty of space to run at the back four during the opening ten or fifteen minutes felt like a bit of a gift, and on his first run into the box, he fired his shot into the side netting. Josh Payne had to illegally stop Green's next run, and from the free kick, Carl Dickinson found almost the exact same square of side netting that Green had, three minutes earlier. Home keeper Glenn Morris then had to get down low to block a Olufela Olomola ball across the six yard box, to stop anyone getting on the end of it at the back post. Rhys Browne's flash well wide of the posts was more wayward, but it was a bright start to the game.

It took Crawley around a quarter of an hour to find their feet, and whilst they weren't creating too much early on, they managed to find a way to block off the large holes in the middle of their defence, and to begin to feed the main target man of their side, in Ollie Palmer. The former Lincoln City striker was clinical in the 25th minute though, as he opened the scoring in the match. Former Glover Lewis Young managed to outstrip Carl Dickinson for pace, and when his low cross came into the box, one of his teammates took a slight flick-on, and that allowed enough of a distraction for Palmer to fire home on the back post from close range for a 1-0 home lead.

Crawley began to enjoy their best spell of the half, with Yeovil's cause not helped by an injury to Alex Pattison after Joe Maguire fouled him. He had to be replaced by Yoann Arquin, which saw a midfield swapover as Jake Gray came into the centre, Rhys Browne swapped flanks and Arquin moved onto the left wing. There was a bit of an altercation minutes later between Mark Randall and Sessi D'Almeida off the ball that saw both players booked, and the sudden physicality didn't really seem to suit Yeovil's game.

In the closing stages of the first half though, Yeovil finally began to take control of the game again. Yoann Arquin had just fired over the crossbar, when three minutes before the break, Yeovil drew level. Olufela Olomola found an overlapping Carl Dickinson on the wide left, and the full-back fired his shot across Glenn Morris and into the far corner for a 1-1 equaliser. With the half ending with Sessi D'Almeida's shot from outside the box going just over the bar, and Jordan Green forcing Morris into a safe, it looked as though having had a mid-half stutter, that the Good Ship Yeovil was now steering back in the right direction. They could have even sneaked a half time lead, if a linesman's flag hadn't gone up against Olomola when he headed home a rebound shot from close range, only to be ruled offside.

The second half opened in a more balanced way. Whilst Yoann Arquin's pace caught out Crawley as his run down the left flank was met with a parry from Glenn Morris, as Bondz N'Gala put in a slightly panicked clearance, the follow-up from Sessi D'Almeida was an attempt to place the loose ball in the net that ended up giving Morris an easy second save. At the other end, Ollie Palmer had a great chance to convert a Luke Gambin cross at the near post, but his attempt went just wide of that post.

Yeovil's attack needed livening up a bit, and with the away support chanting Alex Fisher's name as he warmed up, they got what they wanted as he replaced Rhys Browne - a move that saw Jordan Green drop to a wide position just past the hour mark. Immediately after the substitution, Olufela Olomola gave himself a glorious chance to give his side the lead, as his run across the face of the penalty box eventually gave himself room to shoot - sadly the shot just about cleared the top left hand corner he was aiming for.

On such moments games turn. Four minutes later, it was Crawley who took the lead, with substitute Ashley Nathaniel-George producing a superb 25 yard drive that flew into the bottom right hand corner, giving Nathan Baxter little chance of getting to the ball, and leaving Yeovil just 22 minutes to rescue the match.

But instead it looked as though Crawley were more inspired by that goal. Sessi D'Almeida gave away the ball on the halfway line, allowing Ollie Palmer to set up Nathaniel-George through on goal, with Nathan Baxter having to block the shot. Yeovil pushed players forward, but without any clear direction or obvious opportunities. Despite the territory, there was little to worry Glenn Morris in the closing stages. Instead, Crawley should have been ahead 89 minutes into the match, when the home side began to run the ball into the corner flags. Yeovil seemed to switch off, and Nathaniel-George decided to change direction and go for goal, with his cross into the box seeing Palmer's shot come off Baxter's body, and then on the rebound, the striker put the ball wide, despite a gaping goal.

There was to be no let-off though. In the 93rd minute, and pretty much with the last kick of the game, Filipe Morais got space just inside the box, and he fired a low shot into the left-hand corner for a 3-1 lead, and to guarantee that Yeovil went home with nothing to show from the match. In truth although the Glovers played well in patches, they also played poorly in patches, and it was during those poor patches that they gave Crawley their goals. During the closing stages, the visitors looked tired, and didn't look likely to find that second equaliser. As such, they dropped to 12th in the table, albeit with only one point separating them and the top seven positions.

Link: 2018-19 Latest League Two Table.

Final Score: Crawley Town 3 Yeovil Town 1.

Scorers: Ollie Palmer (25 mins, 1-0), Carl Dickinson (42 mins, 1-1), Ashley Nathaniel-George (68 mins, 2-1), Filipe Morais (90 mins, 3-1)

Crawley Town:
1 Glenn Morris
2 Lewis Young 33 Bondz N'Gala 20 Romain Vincelot 16 Joe Maguire
22 Filipe Morais 4 Josh Payne 25 Mark Randall 11 Luke Gambin
9 Ollie Palmer 28 Panutche Camara

Substitutes:
3 Josh Doherty 10 Dominic Poleon (75 mins for Luke Gambin) 12 Yusuf Mersin 14 George Francomb 15 Ashley Nathaniel-George (58 mins for Mark Randall) 27 Tarryn Allarakhia

Yeovil Town:
12. Nathan Baxter
23. Tom James, 29. Enes Mahmutovic, 27. Shaun Donnellan, 3. Carl Dickinson
10. Jake Gray, 20. Sessi D'Almeida (Capt), 17. Alex Pattison, 7. Rhys Browne
11. Jordan Green, 24. Olufela Olomola

Substitutes:
25. Steve Phillips, 5. Bevis Mugabi 8. Omari Patrick (79 mins for Jordan Green) 9. Alex Fisher (63 mins for Rhys Browne) 15. Gabriel Rogers, 18. Yoann Arquin (34 mins for Alex Pattison) 26. Daniel Ojo

Crawley Town Bookings: Joe Maguire (29 mins, foul), Mark Randall (33 mins, off the ball incident), Ollie Palmer (85 mins, foul)

Yeovil Bookings: Sessi D'Almeida (33 mins, off the ball incident)

Crawley Town Match Statistics: Possession: 55%; Shots: 14; Shots On Target: 5; Corners: 3; Fouls: 15.

Yeovil Match Statistics: Possession: 45%; Shots: 16; Shots On Target: 7; Corners: 3; Fouls: 14.

Referee: Neil Hair (Huntingdonshire). Assistants: Stuart Butler (Kent) and Bhupinder Gill (London). Fourth Official: Adrian Waters (London).

Attendance: 2,142 (with 284 Yeovil Town supporters).


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29 September 2018 : Darren Way Disappointed With Reaction To Second Goal In Crawley Defeat
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way felt that his side's performance after they conceded their second goal against Crawley Town on Saturday afternoon was a major factor in why they lost the game. The Glovers had been competing well in phases of the match, creating their own significant chances in front of goal, even though they had to settle for level pegging at half time, with Ollie Palmer's opener for the home side being cancelled out by Carl Dickinson's 42nd minute strike.

Way admitted the pattern of the game changed when Crawley substitute Ashley Nathaniel-George rifled home a 68th minute strike from 25 yards out that put the Sussex side 2-1 up, and they sealed all three points with a Filipe Morais shot during second half injury time. Following Nathaniel-George's strike, Yeovil's grip on the match began to slip, with Crawley playing keep-ball in the closing stages extremely effectively. Way told BBC Somerset that he felt his side had shown a poor reaction to that second goal:

"We're very disappointed. We had periods of the game where we thought we'd done well. There wasn't much in the game until they took that 30 yard shot, and it flies in the net. But I thought our reaction after that was very poor. It's not like the way we've been playing. We've had more desire and more commitment to get the game back, and I didn't feel we showed that. We had a lot of chances and the game was quite open again. Once they go 2-1 up and they get men behind the ball, and we started to throw numbers forward, we left ourselves a little bit exposed. But we are disappointed in the dressing room, because I think the players have taken responsibility, that they didn't do well."

That led to Yeovil Town's third consecutive defeat against Crawley Town at the Broadfield Stadium, and their fourth in succession. Way felt that the pattern behind those defeats was that the Glovers had performed well in phases of each game, but ultimately not across the 90 minute period, and he admitted that was a problem today. He hinted that this season's favoured 4-4-2 formation might need to be looked at:

"We've played here a number of times as I've been manager, and we have not performed over a period of 90 minutes. You have to do that to win any football match. But I wanted the players to play 90 minutes like men today, and I felt that from our point of view there were a few boys out there. I feel the way that we've been playing is quite open. The two central midfielders have got a lot of ground to cover. We had a hard game on Tuesday and a very difficult game. But whether I've got to change the shape, because at times we can be so open, it's worked well for us and we don't want to change what we've been doing. I felt that there were good periods of play and we had large periods of possession certainly in the first half, but as I've said we never did enough to manage that game."


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29 September 2018 : Man of the Match Voting for Crawley Town vs Yeovil Town
If you watched Saturday afternoon's 3-1 defeat against Crawley Town at the Broadfield Stadium, don't forget to cast your Man of the Match votes. Choose your top three players from the match, plus entertainment and performance ratings along with any other comments you want to make on the game, using the form below.

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


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29 September 2018 : Crawley 3 Yeovil 1 : Match Statistics
Yeovil Town went down to defeat on their travels as Crawley Town won 3-1 at the Broadfield Stadium. Although the Glovers started the game well, they fell behind when Ollie Palmer finished Lewis Young's cross at the back post to put the home side ahead. Left-back Carl Dickinson got into an advanced position when he equalised for Yeovil three minutes before the break with his angled shot into the far corner. But Crawley began to assert themselves during the second period, and substitute Ashley Nathaniel-George fired home a 25 yard strike to put Crawley back in front, whilst in the closing stages they looked the dominant force, eventually sealing the points when Filipe Morais got a 94th minute goal, to push Yeovil down to 12th in the table, leaving them with just one point from their last three fixtures.

Full report to follow later ....

Link: 2018-19 Latest League Two Table.

Final Score: Crawley Town 3 Yeovil Town 1.

Scorers: Ollie Palmer (25 mins, 1-0), Carl Dickinson (42 mins, 1-1), Ashley Nathaniel-George (68 mins, 2-1), Filipe Morais (90 mins, 3-1)

Crawley Town:
1 Glenn Morris
2 Lewis Young 33 Bondz N'Gala 20 Romain Vincelot 16 Joe Maguire
22 Filipe Morais 4 Josh Payne 25 Mark Randall 11 Luke Gambin
9 Ollie Palmer 28 Panutche Camara

Substitutes:
3 Josh Doherty 10 Dominic Poleon (75 mins for Luke Gambin) 12 Yusuf Mersin 14 George Francomb 15 Ashley Nathaniel-George (58 mins for Mark Randall) 27 Tarryn Allarakhia

Yeovil Town:
12. Nathan Baxter
23. Tom James, 29. Enes Mahmutovic, 27. Shaun Donnellan, 3. Carl Dickinson
10. Jake Gray, 20. Sessi D'Almeida (Capt), 17. Alex Pattison, 7. Rhys Browne
11. Jordan Green, 24. Olufela Olomola

Substitutes:
25. Steve Phillips, 5. Bevis Mugabi 8. Omari Patrick (79 mins for Jordan Green) 9. Alex Fisher (63 mins for Rhys Browne) 15. Gabriel Rogers, 18. Yoann Arquin (34 mins for Alex Pattison) 26. Daniel Ojo

Crawley Town Bookings: Joe Maguire (29 mins, foul), Mark Randall (33 mins, off the ball incident), Ollie Palmer (85 mins, foul)

Yeovil Bookings: Sessi D'Almeida (33 mins, off the ball incident)

Crawley Town Match Statistics: Possession: 55%; Shots: 14; Shots On Target: 5; Corners: 3; Fouls: 15.

Yeovil Match Statistics: Possession: 45%; Shots: 16; Shots On Target: 7; Corners: 3; Fouls: 14.

Referee: Neil Hair (Huntingdonshire). Assistants: Stuart Butler (Kent) and Bhupinder Gill (London). Fourth Official: Adrian Waters (London).

Attendance: 2,142 (with 284 Yeovil Town supporters).


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29 September 2018 : Team News For Crawley Town vs Yeovil Town
Yeovil Town have named their starting line-up for Saturday afternoon's League Two match against Crawley Town at the Broadfield Stadium. The match sees the Glovers name four changes to the starting line-up for the match, compared to Saturday's match against Milton Keynes Dons. Defender Omar Sowunmi drops out through an ankle injury and is replaced by Enes Mahmutovic. Norwich City loanee Diallang Jaiyesimi has a knee injury and is replaced by Rhys Browne. There are two tactical changes as Tom James replaces Bevis Mugabi and Jake Gray replaces Yoann Arquin.

The Glovers have two long term absentees. Midfielder James Bailey has been out since Boxing Day 2017, and had an operation on a knee injury in July that will keep him out for an indefinite period. Striker Francois Zoko has had a knee injury since the August match against Mansfield Town that is expected to keep him out for eight-to-twelve weeks, meaning he will be absent until around the end of October.

Goalkeeper Stuart Nelson is yet to resume training following a calf injury. Defender Gary Warren has a hamstring problem. Wes McDonald (unspecified) remains out. Midfielder Alefe Santos has recently implied via his Twitter account that he is out with an injury - he's missed the last three matches - but there's no idea of what his problem is as yet. Omar Sowunmi (ankle) and Diallang Jaiyesimi (knee) commence their time on the sidelines. Striker Korrey Henry is on loan with Poole Town.

Normally, matchday teamsheet rules create issues concerning the number of loan players that the Glovers can name within their squad. The injury to Jaiyesimi means that isn't a problem, meaning that Bradford City striker Omari Patrick gets his place on the teamsheet.

The team this afternoon lines up as follows (with a bit of guesswork on the wide and forward positions):

Yeovil Town:
12. Nathan Baxter
23. Tom James, 29. Enes Mahmutovic, 27. Shaun Donnellan, 3. Carl Dickinson
10. Jake Gray, 20. Sessi D'Almeida (Capt), 17. Alex Pattison, 7. Rhys Browne
11. Jordan Green, 24. Olufela Olomola

Substitutes:
25. Steve Phillips, 5. Bevis Mugabi 8. Omari Patrick 9. Alex Fisher 15. Gabriel Rogers, 18. Yoann Arquin 26. Daniel Ojo


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29 September 2018 : Newport County vs Yeovil Town : Man Of The Match Result
Two weeks ago, Yeovil Town travelled to Newport County's Rodney Parade ground. The end result was something very unexpected and special - a 6-0 victory over the South Wales club, with three goals in each half. Yoann Arquin, Diallang Jaiyesimi, Olufela Olomola and Carl Dickinson all got one each, whilst Jordan Green weighed in with two.

Man of the Match voting saw central midfield pair Alex Pattison and Sessi D'Almeida impress the 430 fans watching the game, with both involved in the build-up to several of the goals. However, the poll winner was the man who got two of the six netted on the day, with Jordan Green coming out as a comfortable winner.

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

1. Jordan Green 126 (10)
2. Sessi D'Almeida 62 (4)
3. Alex Pattison 50 (1)
4. Yoann Arquin 32 (2)
5. Gary Warren 24 (0)
6. Carl Dickinson 20 (1)
7. Omar Sowunmi 6 (0)
8. Diallang Jaiyesimi 2 (0)
9. Bevis Mugabi 2 (0)


OVERALL MATCH RATING : 9.39
Performance : 9.33
Entertainment : 9.44
VOTES RECEIVED : 18


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28 September 2018 : Darren Way Previews The Crawley Town Away Game
As part of the build-up to Saturday's League Two match against Crawley Town at the Broadfield Stadium, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC. With questions from BBC Somerset reporter Tom Seymour, Darren gives his views on his side's recent home form, how that differs from their away form and why, and the challenge that Crawley will face, along with the injuries to Norwich City loanee Diallang Jaiyesimi and centre-back Omar Sowunmi. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Darren Way Speaks To The BBC As Part Of The Build-Up To Crawley Town.


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28 September 2018 : Officials For Crawley Town vs Yeovil Town
Officials for the League Two match between Crawley Town and Yeovil Town have been published by the Football League. The match takes place on Saturday 29th September 2018, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off at the Broadfield Stadium. The man in charge of the fixture will be referee Neil Hair (Huntingdonshire).

Mr Hair was promoted to the Football League over the summer, having spent the last two seasons refereeing at National League level. His final match of last season saw him take charge of the National League play-off final at Wembley between Boreham Wood and Tranmere Rovers. So far this season he has given out 18 yellow and two red cards across six matches.

One of those matches was the League Two match between Yeovil Town and Mansfield Town in August 2018. He booked four Stags players, along with one of ours, but we didn't recall too much about his performance on the day - the goals in the 2-2 draw came in quickfire succession and there wasn't too much to get heated about with the officials.

Mr Hair will be assisted by Stuart Butler (Kent) and Bhupinder Gill (London). The Fourth Official will be Adrian Waters (London).

Link: August 2018 : Yeovil Town 2 Mansfield Town 2.

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Crawley Town.

Link: Ticketing For Crawley Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Crawley Town vs Yeovil Town.


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28 September 2018 : Way Looking For Control On Counter-Attacks To Keep Possession
Ahead of Saturday's trip to Crawley Town, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way believes that his side need to control the way they break on teams when they are counter-attacking, particularly in home fixtures. Over the last two matches against Swindon Town and Milton Keynes Dons, the Glovers have been frustrating at times, in giving the ball away, either within their own half, or around the halfway line. That has allowed the opposition to provide their own counter-attack, having regained possession.

Way told BBC Somerset that at times the sheer pace that his team were breaking with was causing themselves problems in that players sprinting out of their own half were not necessarily in tune with the player that was trying to find them with a pass. As a result, they would lose possession very quickly:

"I could sense the frustration from the supporters, and that's probably an area where we want to improve on, that when we break and we break quick, it's important that we keep that first and second pass. I just feel at times that because our players and our front four are very quick, we're almost trying to pass players the ball on a full sprint. If it is not passed with being clinical, then we lose possession and it's back down the other end. That was the game on Tuesday. It's good; it's entertaining, but it's not a game that you want to watch for 90 minutes. You want to be in control. You want to have longer periods of possession."

When playing away from home, the Glovers have picked up much better results than they have on their own patch, with the club having won three of their four league fixtures, whilst at Huish Park, they have won just one match in five League Two games. Way felt that in more recent matches that the likes of Swindon and Milton Keynes were stronger outfits than Grimsby Town and Notts County, and so were better equipped to block out his side. However, he also believed that teams were more open on their home patch, whilst he also suggested the Huish Park playing surface was running slightly slower than other teams' playing surfaces:

"Probably teams are a little bit more open (when the opposition are playing at home). You're the home team, and you can afford to throw numbers forward at home. The crowd get behind you. I feel our pitch maybe plays a little bit slower. Away it seems to be a little bit firmer, flatter and we break quicker with more pace and power. Probably in the last two games you've come up against two good teams. With MK Dons, firstly their budget is flooded, and they're flooded with a long list of players in their squad that we would have probably struggled to get to our football club. So we've had stronger opposition I feel, and that's no disrespect to the likes of Grimsby or Notts County. But certain teams carry certain momentum, and that momentum can lead to good performances, which is what we had. What we've had is two teams that have shown fine details to try to beat us."


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28 September 2018 : Ciderspace Guide To Crawley Town
Tomorrow afternoon, Yeovil Town travel to Sussex where they face Crawley Town in a League Two fixture. With that in mind, the Ciderspace guide to the Broadfield Stadium and its surrounding area has been updated to include this season's ticketing, match statistics, previous meetings, pub guides and other such stuff. Find it via the link below.

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Crawley Town.

Link: Ticketing For Crawley Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Crawley Town vs Yeovil Town.

The Broadfield Stadium, home of Crawley Town
The Broadfield Stadium, home of Crawley Town
Photo © 2014-2017 Ciderspace



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27 September 2018 : Way Hints At 'Long Term' Lay-Offs For Injured Pair As They Await Scan Results
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way has hinted that Norwich City loanee Diallang Jaiyesimi and centre-back Omar Sowunmi could be looking at lengthy lay-offs, following injuries sustained on Tuesday night. Both players failed to finish the League Two match against Milton Keynes Dons following fouls committed during the 1-1 draw.

The early prognosis is that Jaiyesimi has a knee problem, whilst Sowunmi has an ankle injury, with Milton Keynes pair Alex Gilbey and Jordan Moore-Taylor picking up bookings on the night for their roles in the fouls that led to the injuries. At present, the club are awaiting full scan results on their injuries, but neither is expected to travel to Saturday's match against Crawley Town this weekend.

Way explained that he didn't have the full details on what injuries the two players had suffered at this stage, but his instincts were that the situation didn't look 'good' and without naming him, appeared to be referencing referee Antony Coggins in his handling of the two incidents:

"My assessment over two days of seeing them and having conversations with them is that it doesn't look good. But it's important that we have a look at the scans. But if I find out that it is long term, then I'll be very very disappointed with the management of that game."

On Tuesday night, the club were missing goalkeeper Stuart Nelson (calf), centre-back Gary Warren (hamstring), winger Wes McDonald (unspecified) and Alefe Santos (thigh) through injury. At present there's no indication of whether any of those players will be ready to return, although Warren was described as 'close' on Tuesday night. The injury to Jaiyesimi though should open up the door for 'sixth loanee' Omari Patrick to come into the squad, having sat out the last two fixtures.


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27 September 2018 : Ticketing For Carlisle United vs Yeovil Town
Advance tickets for the League Two match between Carlisle United and Yeovil Town are now on sale from the Huish Park Ticket Office. The match takes place at Brunton Park on Saturday 27th October, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off. Advance prices for this fixture are as follows:
 
Adults: £19.00; Over-65s: £16.00; Aged 18-22: £13.00; Aged 6-17: £1.00; Under-6: FREE.

The Under-6 pricing is conditional on them being bought at the same time as an accompanying person from the three adult categories.

There are also three Family Ticket bundles priced as follows, with the Junior rates relating to the three Under-18 categories:

1 adult and 1 Junior: £27.00; 1 Adult and 2 Juniors: £35.00; 1 Senior and 1 Junior: £24.00.

Ambulant Disabled pay rates as above, but can take an assistant free of charge if required. Wheelchair Disabled supporters are admitted for £4.00, with an assistant also able to enter free of charge. Carlisle's policy here is to freely admit that their wheelchair facilities are not the best - they are situated at the front of the Main (West) Stand, and do not have the best of views. They are therefore priced with that in mind.

All prices, with the exception of the three Junior rates increase by £3.00 if purchased on the day of the game and this will be from a Cash Only ticket booth. This includes the three Family Tickets which are increased as per the bundle price. If you need to collect tickets on the day, you'll need to go to the Main Ticket Office.

Link: Ticketing For Crawley Town vs Yeovil Town.

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Link: Ticketing For Colchester United vs Yeovil Town.

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Link: Ticketing For Bristol Rovers vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Cheltenham Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For EFL Trophy Yeovil Town vs West Ham United.

Link: 2018-19 Season League Game Ticket Bundles.

Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.

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


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27 September 2018 : Darren Way Talks About Milton Keynes Dons Team Selection
Just before Tuesday evening's League Two match against Milton Keynes Dons kicked off at Huish Park, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC about the game. With questions from BBC Somerset reporter Richard Hoskin, Darren talks about the injury to Gary Warren, the return of Shaun Donnellan and why Middlesbrough loanee Enes Mahmutovic lasted one game, and his inclusion of Scunthorpe United loanee Olufela Olomola in the side. Read that interview in full, via the link below.

Link: Darren Way Speaks To The BBC Just Before Kick-Off Against Against Milton Keynes Dons.


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26 September 2018 : Darren Way's Verdict On The Milton Keynes Dons Home Game
Following Tuesday night's 1-1 draw against Milton Keynes Dons at Huish Park, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC about the game. With questions from BBC Somerset reporter Richard Hoskin, Darren gives his views on his side's performance, the late equaliser, and the injuries to two of his players. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Darren Way's Verdict On The Milton Keynes Dons Home Game.


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26 September 2018 : Video : Yeovil Town vs Milton Keynes Dons Two Minute Highlights
For those who want to see YouTube-based highlights of Yeovil Town's 1-1 draw with Milton Keynes Dons from Tuesday night, these are now online. This is a slightly shorter video clip compared to the Sky Sports footage posted earlier, but contains different clips. You'll be able to see the early incident that involved Jordan Green's appeal for a penalty that was referenced by Darren Way in his post-match interview. They also include Carl Dickinson's first half free kick, and a Green effort that went over the bar, as well as another chance the winger had, just before Olufela Olomola finally produced the equalising goal. Watch via the YouTube clip below.




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26 September 2018 : Yeovil 1 Milton Keynes 1 : Olomola Rescues Glovers To Restore Play-Off Spot
Yeovil Town came from behind to rescue a point against Milton Keynes Dons on Tuesday night. In a match in which the away side carved out the better slice of the chances, it took an 88th minute goal from Scunthorpe United loanee Olufela Olomola to bail them out, as he converted a Jordan Green ball into the box to provide a 1-1 draw. Until that point, it looked as though former Glover Kieran Agard had provided Paul Tisdale's side with all three points with his goal in first half injury time putting the visitors ahead. Yeovil's evening was marred by a serious injury to Norwich City loanee Diallang Jaiyesimi that saw him substituted midway through the first half whilst they also finished the game with ten man as Omar Sowunmi suffered a second half injury time problem with all three substitutes made. The Glovers had the bonus though of climbing into the play-off spots again by the end of the evening, sitting in sixth place.

The Glovers went into the match naming two changes to their starting line-up, with both of those being tactical swaps. Olufela Olomola was preferred to Alex Fisher up front, whilst Shaun Donnellan was brought into the defence, with Middlesbrough loanee Enes Mahmutovic dropping to the bench. For the second match running Omari Patrick was the sixth loanee, with the same eighteen players selected. In the Milton Keynes side, Kieran Agard started, whilst former trialist Joe Walsh sat on their bench, with Lawson D'Ath not making their teamsheet.

The first bit of noteworthy action happened six minutes into the match when Jordan Green's run and fall on the edge of the penalty box led to appeals for a spot kick coming from the home contingent, but referee Antony Coggins waved the protests away. But at the other end, Ryan Watson had a trio of efforts on goal, firing one from the edge of the box just wide, another deflected for a corner, and a third just over the bar. Then Kieran Agard also cleared the crossbar for the visitors.

Yeovil created their first effort on goal after Olufela Olomola fed Yoann Arquin, only to find his drive across the goal going just wide of the target. But their attempts to provide some fluency to their game were thwarted somewhat by a five minute delay, caused by Alex Gilbey's poor tackle on Diallang Jaiyesimi. Whilst the Milton Keynes player landed in the book, Jaiyesimi ended up suffering the most, as he was stretchered off the field, forcing Alex Fisher to make an early entrance onto the pitch.

Carl Dickinson's free kick from 30 yards out caused concerns for visiting keeper Lee Nicholls as it whipped past the wall, but that went wide of the post, but as the game drew towards the half time break, it was Milton Keynes that threatened the most, with a series of free kicks and corners that kept Nathan Baxter busy with him needing to punch clear, or claim crosses. However, in a bitter twist, the time added on for Jaiyesimi's injury was to benefit Milton Keynes as they opened the scoring four minutes into time added on. Callum Brittain thread a pass through to former Glovers striker Kieran Agard and he fired home on the angle to give his current side a 0-1 lead at the break.

Seven minutes into the second period, Milton Keynes should have doubled their lead, with Agard involved once again. Rhys Healey's cross into the box got beyond Nathan Baxter, but despite their goalscorer being at the back post and with the goal gaping, somehow he managed to lift the ball over the crossbar from six yards out for an incredible let-off. Healey then fired just wide of the posts, before Alex Gilbey headed narrowly over the crossbar.

With things not going Yeovil's way, changes were attempted, with Rhys Browne replacing Yoann Arquin on the wing, and then the final substitution seeing Tom James replace Bevis Mugabi with just an hour gone - a measure of the pattern of the game that those changes had to be committed so early.

Nathan Baxter had to be strong to keep out shots from Callum Brittain and Ryan Watson, whilst Milton Keynes substitute Ousseynoi Cisse headed just wide from a corner. For Yeovil, their chances were drying up, with only Jordan Green's attempt lifting over the bar giving them any hope that an equaliser was on the cards. Instead, a second goal from the visitors looked more likely, as Watson shot over the crossbar, whilst Baxter had to palm another Cisse attempt over the bar for a corner.

It look until the final five minutes before Yeovil finally began to put the visitors under pressure. Jordan Green should have scored when he broke behind their defence, but his shot was well blocked by the body of Lee Nicholls. But then came an improbable breakthrough. Sessi D'Almeida set Green on a run and when he slipped the ball through to Olufela Olomola, the Scunthorpe man fired home on the angle to provide an 88th minute equaliser, and to create a sense of relief amongst the home crowd.

In theory Yeovil could have then used that lift to create a grandstand finish, but they were thwarted during four minutes of injury time when Omar Sowunmi went down injured, and when he had to hobble off, the remaining ten men could not risk forcing the issue, and so the final few minutes ended without incident, giving Yeovil a 1-1 draw that their overall play didn't always look like getting. In that context, probably a point gained and one that lifts them from 10th to 6th in the ultra-tight League Two table.

Link: 2018-19 Latest League Two Table.

Final Score: Yeovil Town 1 Milton Keynes Dons 1.

Scorers: Kieran Agard (0-1, 45 mins), Olufela Olomola (1-1, 88 mins)

Yeovil Town:
12. Nathan Baxter
5. Bevis Mugabi, 6. Omar Sowunmi (Capt), 27. Shaun Donnellan, 3. Carl Dickinson
11. Jordan Green, 20. Sessi D'Almeida, 17. Alex Pattison, 18. Yoann Arquin
14. Diallang Jaiyesimi, 24. Olufela Olomola

Substitutes:
25. Steve Phillips, 7. Rhys Browne (56 mins for Yoann Arquin), 9. Alex Fisher (23 mins for Diallang Jaiyesimi) 10. Jake Gray, 15. Gabriel Rogers, 23. Tom James (62 mins for Bevis Mugabi), 29. Enes Mahmutovic

Milton Keynes Dons:
1. Lee Nicholls 2. George Williams 3. Dean Lewington (Capt) 7. Ryan Watson 8. Alex Gilbey 14. Kieran Agard 15. Jordan Moore-Taylor 24. Jordan Houghton 25. Callum Brittain 26. Baily Cargill 32. Rhys Healey

Substitutes:
22. Stuart Moore, 4. Joe Walsh, 6. Ousseynoi Cisse (62 mins for Alex Gilbey), 10. Chuks Aneke, 12. Mitch Hancox, 19. Robbie Simpson, 23. Brandon Thomas-Asante

Yeovil Bookings: Jordan Green (foul, 45 mins), Omar Sowunmi (foul, 82 mins)

Milton Keynes Dons Bookings: Baily Cargill (17 mins), Alex Gilbey (foul, 18 mins), Callum Brittain (foul, 70 mins), Jordan Moore-Taylor (foul, 90 mins)

Yeovil Match Statistics: Possession: 50%; Shots: 12; Shots On Target: 4; Corners: 1; Fouls: 15.

Milton Keynes Dons Match Statistics: Possession: 50%; Shots: 19; Shots On Target: 7; Corners: 8; Fouls: 11.

Referee: Antony Coggins (Oxfordshire). Assistants: Christopher Wade (Hampshire) and Andrew Laver (Hampshire). Fourth Official: Mark Pottage (Dorset).

Attendance: 2,634 (with 120 Milton Keynes Dons supporters).


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26 September 2018 : Darren Way Pleased To See Play-Off Spot Restored After Late Equaliser
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way preferred to concentrate on his side's League table position, rather than the team's overall performance, after rescuing a point against Milton Keynes Dons at Huish Park on Tuesday night. The Glovers had struggled for fluency during an evening that had seen former Glover Kieran Agard put the visitors into the lead just before the half time whistle. But in the 88th minute, Scunthorpe United loanee Olufela Olomola was the saviour, as he fired home the equaliser, following good work by Jordan Green in the build-up.

That allowed the Glovers to narrowly edge their way back into a play-off position, ending the evening in sixth place in the table. Way told BBC Somerset after the match that he was pleased with the table position, but also felt that Jordan Green should have been awarded an early penalty after he went down in the penalty box, criticising referee Antony Coggins for not giving it, along with his overall performance:

"Well we have to look at our League position. Playing a game in hand, and to be in sixth position, we've got to be pleased with that. There were aspects of the game where I thought we started very bright. We definitely had a penalty that should have been, and that puts you 1-0 up. I just felt the referee didn't really get hold of the game, and that was because of the penalty decision. It was an aggressive tackle, and it was quite clear that it was a penalty, and he never gave it, and the game sort of carried on from there with one or two incidents that I wasn't happy with."

The equalising goal came as a result of one of the few flowing counter-attacking moves that the Glovers had managed to create during the second period, with the pace of Green and Olomola finally unlocking the Milton Keynes defence, after Sessi D'Almeida had set the run going. Way felt that in playing the ball in to feet, they'd finally got what he'd been asking for:

"What I was really pleased with, was that even though every time we tried to counter-attack and we gave that first pass away because everyone was always sprinting forward just in desperation, to try to get that goal back, we needed somebody to come with feet, and that's exactly what happened with the goal. Jordan Green receives it and then he slips someone in. It was a great finish. I was asking for the front four just to give me something special, as I felt that was what the game needed. To get that equaliser, as I said it was so important for where are now in the table."

Way didn't offer any detail on the injuries suffered by Norwich City loanee Diallang Jaiyesimi and centre-back Omar Sowunmi during the match. Jaiyesimi was stretchered off midway through the first half, whilst Sowunmi had to limp out of the second half injury time, leaving his team down to ten men during the closing minutes, having made all three substitutions. Way confirmed that Jaiyesimi was on crutches after the match, but didn't indicate what the nature of either player's problems were in his interview.


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26 September 2018 : Video : Yeovil Town vs Milton Keynes Dons Match Highlights
For those who want to see match highlights of Yeovil Town's 1-1 draw with Milton Keynes Dons from Tuesday night, these are now available online. The Sky Sports footage gives you two-and-a-half minutes of footage, which includes a first half Carl Dickinson free kick, a second half effort from Jordan Green that was saved by the keeper, and the eventual late goal from Olufela Olomola that rescued a point. There's also a number of efforts on goal from Milton Keynes, including their goal from Kieran Agard. Watch the clip below.

Link: Sky Sports : Yeovil Town vs Milton Keynes Dons Match Highlights.


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25 September 2018 : Yeovil 1 Milton Keynes 1 : Match Statistics
Yeovil Town came from behind to rescue a point against Milton Keynes Dons on Tuesday night. In a match in which the away side carved out the better slice of the chances, it took an 88th minute goal from Scunthorpe United loanee Olufela Olomola to bail them out, as he converted a Jordan Green ball into the box to provide a 1-1 draw. Until that point, it looked as though former Glover Kieran Agard had provided Paul Tisdale's side with all three points with his goal in first half injury time putting the visitors ahead. Yeovil's evening was marred by a serious injury to Norwich City loanee Diallang Jaiyesimi that saw him substituted midway through the first half whilst they also finished the game with ten man as Omar Sowunmi suffered a second half injury time problem with all three substitutes made. The Glovers had the bonus though of climbing into the play-off spots again by the end of the evening, sitting in sixth place.

Full report to come later ...

Link: 2018-19 Latest League Two Table.

Final Score: Yeovil Town 1 Milton Keynes Dons 1.

Scorers: Kieran Agard (0-1, 45 mins), Olufela Olomola (1-1, 88 mins)

Yeovil Town:
12. Nathan Baxter
5. Bevis Mugabi, 6. Omar Sowunmi (Capt), 27. Shaun Donnellan, 3. Carl Dickinson
11. Jordan Green, 20. Sessi D'Almeida, 17. Alex Pattison, 18. Yoann Arquin
14. Diallang Jaiyesimi, 24. Olufela Olomola

Substitutes:
25. Steve Phillips, 7. Rhys Browne (56 mins for Yoann Arquin), 9. Alex Fisher (23 mins for Diallang Jaiyesimi) 10. Jake Gray, 15. Gabriel Rogers, 23. Tom James (62 mins for Bevis Mugabi), 29. Enes Mahmutovic

Milton Keynes Dons:
1. Lee Nicholls 2. George Williams 3. Dean Lewington (Capt) 7. Ryan Watson 8. Alex Gilbey 14. Kieran Agard 15. Jordan Moore-Taylor 24. Jordan Houghton 25. Callum Brittain 26. Baily Cargill 32. Rhys Healey

Substitutes:
22. Stuart Moore, 4. Joe Walsh, 6. Ousseynoi Cisse (62 mins for Alex Gilbey), 10. Chuks Aneke, 12. Mitch Hancox, 19. Robbie Simpson, 23. Brandon Thomas-Asante

Yeovil Bookings: Jordan Green (foul, 45 mins), Omar Sowunmi (foul, 82 mins)

Milton Keynes Dons Bookings: Baily Cargill (17 mins), Alex Gilbey (foul, 18 mins), Callum Brittain (foul, 70 mins), Jordan Moore-Taylor (foul, 90 mins)

Yeovil Match Statistics: Possession: 50%; Shots: 12; Shots On Target: 4; Corners: 1; Fouls: 15.

Milton Keynes Dons Match Statistics: Possession: 50%; Shots: 19; Shots On Target: 7; Corners: 8; Fouls: 11.

Referee: Antony Coggins (Oxfordshire). Assistants: Christopher Wade (Hampshire) and Andrew Laver (Hampshire). Fourth Official: Mark Pottage (Dorset).

Attendance: 2,634 (with 120 Milton Keynes Dons supporters).


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25 September 2018 : Man of the Match Voting for Yeovil Town vs Milton Keynes Dons
If you watched Tuesday night's 1-1 draw against Milton Keynes Dons at Huish Park, don't forget to cast your Man of the Match votes. Choose your top three players from the match, plus entertainment and performance ratings along with any other comments you want to make on the game, using the form below.

Link: Man of the Match Voting for Yeovil Town vs Milton Keynes Dons.


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25 September 2018 : Team News For Yeovil Town vs Milton Keynes
Yeovil Town have named their starting line-up for Tuesday night's League Two match against Milton Keynes Dons at Huish Park. The match sees the Glovers name two changes to the starting line-up for the match, compared to Saturday's match against Swindon Town. Defender Shaun Donnellan comes in for Middlesbrough loanee Enes Mahmutovic which will probably involve Bevis Mugabi shuffling out to the right. Up front, Scunthorpe United loanee Olufela Olomola starts in preference to Alex Fisher who sits on the bench.

The Glovers have two long term absentees. Midfielder James Bailey has been out since Boxing Day 2017, and had an operation on a knee injury in July that will keep him out for an indefinite period. Striker Francois Zoko has had a knee injury since the August match against Mansfield Town that is expected to keep him out for eight-to-twelve weeks, meaning he will be absent until around the end of October.

Goalkeeper Stuart Nelson is yet to resume training following a calf injury. Defender Gary Warren has a hamstring problem. Wes McDonald (unspecified) remains out. Striker Korrey Henry is on loan with Poole Town. Midfielder Alefe Santos has recently implied via his Twitter account that he is out with an injury - he's missed the last two matches - but there's no idea of what his problem is as yet.

Matchday rules mean the Glovers can only name a maximum of five loan players on their teamsheet. That means that tonight Bradford City striker Omari Patrick sits in the stand for the second match running.

The team this evening lines up as follows:

Yeovil Town:
12. Nathan Baxter
5. Bevis Mugabi, 6. Omar Sowunmi (Capt), 27. Shaun Donnellan, 3. Carl Dickinson
11. Jordan Green, 20. Sessi D'Almeida, 17. Alex Pattison, 18. Yoann Arquin
14. Diallang Jaiyesimi, 24. Olufela Olomola

Substitutes:
25. Steve Phillips, 7. Rhys Browne, 9. Alex Fisher 10. Jake Gray, 15. Gabriel Rogers, 23. Tom James, 29. Enes Mahmutovic

Milton Keynes Dons:
1. Lee Nicholls 2. George Williams 3. Dean Lewington (Capt) 7. Ryan Watson 8. Alex Gilbey 14. Kieran Agard 15. Jordan Moore-Taylor 24. Jordan Houghton 25. Callum Brittain 26. Baily Cargill 32. Rhys Healey

Substitutes:
22. Stuart Moore, 4. Joe Walsh, 6. Ousseynoi Cisse, 10. Chuks Aneke, 12. Mitch Hancox, 19. Robbie Simpson, 23. Brandon Thomas-Asante


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25 September 2018 : Yeovil Town vs Exeter City : EFL Trophy Man Of The Match Result
Earlier this month, Yeovil Town played their opening EFL Trophy Group Stage match, as they faced Exeter City in the first of three matches at this level. The match ended up in a 0-0 draw, with the Glovers ultimately losing the penalty shootout, meaning the Grecians got a bonus point out of the tie.

Man of the Match voting saw Middlesbrough loanee Alex Pattison capture votes as one of the best attacking options on the night. However, for the second match running it was a defensive duo that gained the lion's share. Once again Gary Warren was the unlucky man who ended up in second place, with right-back Bevis Mugabi winning the poll by a comfortable margin.

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

1. Bevis Mugabi 146 (11)
2. Gary Warren 98 (6)
3. Alex Pattison 50 (2)
4. Carl Dickinson 44 (2)
5. Yoann Arquin 28 (1)
6. Nathan Baxter 24 (1)
7. Jake Gray 18 (1)
7. Omar Sowunmi 18 (1)
9. Jordan Green 8 (0)
10. Olufela Olomola 4 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 5.64
Performance : 5.68
Entertainment : 5.6
VOTES RECEIVED : 25


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25 September 2018 : Grimsby Town vs Yeovil Town : Man Of The Match Result
At the start of this month, Yeovil Town made the long journey to Blundell Park, for a League Two match against Grimsby Town. They came out with a 1-0 victory, thanks to a solo goal from Bradford City loanee Omari Patrick - his first goal for the Glovers.

Man of the Match voting saw Norwich City winger/striker Diallang Jaiyesimi also impress fans that made the trip, but the top two players on the day came from the centre-back positions, as a resolute defensive performance got them the result they needed. In the end Gary Warren was pipped by poll winner Omar Sowunmi on the day.

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

1. Omar Sowunmi 56 (3)
2. Gary Warren 42 (4)
3. Diallang Jaiyesimi 24 (1)
4. Nathan Baxter 22 (1)
5. Omari Patrick 14 (1)
6. Carl Dickinson 14 (0)
7. Sessi D'Almeida 12 (0)
8. Alex Pattison 10 (1)
9. Bevis Mugabi 4 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 6.73
Performance : 7.09
Entertainment : 6.36
VOTES RECEIVED : 11


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25 September 2018 : GWSC Travel For Colchester United vs Yeovil Town
The Green and White Supporters Club have set their travel plans for the League Two match against Colchester United. The match takes place at the Community Stadium on Tuesday 2nd October 2018, with a 7.45p.m. kick-off. Departure times and prices are listed as follows:

Colchester United : Tuesday 2nd October 2018.
Huish Park: 1.30p.m.
Adult Members: £28.00; Member Concessions: £26.00
Adult Non-Members: £30.00; Non-Member Concessions: £28.00

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 Crawley Town vs Yeovil Town.

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Link: Ticketing For Colchester United vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Bristol Rovers vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Cheltenham Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For EFL Trophy Yeovil Town vs West Ham United.

Link: 2018-19 Season League Game Ticket Bundles.

Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.

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


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25 September 2018 : Dickinson Aims To Restore Play-Off Spot After Saturday's Let-Down Performance
Yeovil Town left-back Carl Dickinson felt his side let themselves down in the way that they performed against Swindon Town on Saturday. Having lost their first League Two match of the 2018-19 season by a 0-3 scoreline at Huish Park, the Glovers were undone by three goals in the final half hour, on a day in which they struggled to create the level of attacking chances that they've done in other games this season.

Dickinson told BBC Somerset that he thought the team went away from the style of play that they've been adopting this season, and that in doing so, they allowed their standards to drop:

"I think if we're honest with ourselves we let ourselves down a little bit, which is quite difficult to say, considering how well we've been doing recently. I think we went away a little bit on Saturday, from how we've been playing. We stopped doing that on Saturday, and I think that's why we put in a poor performance."

The Glovers have an early chance to put that right, with a rearranged match against Milton Keynes Dons taking place at Huish Park tonight. This match was postponed due to international call-ups within the Glovers ranks, but now takes place on an evening where they are the only fixture at this level.

What this means is that the winners of tonight's fixture will land themselves in the play-off spots, with even a draw able to lift Yeovil into a sixth placed position by the end of the night. A home victory would put them into fourth place, and Dickinson admits that even at this early stage of the season, the play-off spots are something the team want to break into:

"It's massive. Everyone wants to be up around the top of the league. Doesn't matter if it's at the start of the season, and obviously it's the most important come the end. But it's always nice when you see the team's name up and around there towards the top of the league. We need to make sure that we put the things right that we got wrong on Saturday. If we do that, we can put in a positive performance."


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25 September 2018 : Officials For Yeovil Town vs Milton Keynes Dons
Officials for the League Two match between Yeovil Town and Milton Keynes Dons have been published by the Football League. The match takes place on Tuesday 25th September 2018 (tonight) with a 7.45p.m. kick-off at Huish Park. The man in charge of the fixture will be referee Antony Coggins (Oxfordshire).

This is his second season at Football League level. His final 2016-17 season in non-league football saw him do National League matches, with his finale at that level being a Play-Off Semi-Final game between Dagenham and Redbridge and Forest Green Rovers. He was also an assistant referee at the FA Vase Final in May 2016 between Hereford and Morpeth Town.

He took charge of three Yeovil Town fixtures during the 2017-18 season. He was present for the League Two home fixture against Colchester United in September, which ended in a 0-1 defeat with the Glovers having suffered one of those 'could have played on until midnight and not scored' sort of afternoons. He was later at Huish Park for the 2-0 victory over AFC Wimbledon in the EFL Trophy, with his most recent visit coming in the February 2018 match against Carlisle United where we lost 0-1. On all three occasions we couldn't find anything controversial to say about him, with just two Yeovil bookings, and two opposition bookings spread across the three fixtures.

He is just 30 years old and comes from Bicester, having attended Blessed George Napier School in Banbury. He started off in the Banbury District League, before moving upwards via the Hellenic League, and then the Southern League before being given National League status. He started off refereeing at the age of 13, and by the time he was approaching his 19th birthday he'd already done around 600 games.

Mr Coggins will be assisted by Christopher Wade (Hampshire) and Andrew Laver (Hampshire). The Fourth Official will be Mark Pottage (Dorset).

Link: September 2017 : Yeovil Town 0 Colchester United 1.

Link: December 2017 : Yeovil Town 2 AFC Wimbledon 0.

Link: February 2018 : Yeovil Town 0 Carlisle United 1.


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24 September 2018 : Taff's Gloversblog : Start Spreading The News ...
Saturday afternoon saw Yeovil Town play their tenth match of the 2018-19 season, with a League Two match against Swindon Town. With that in mind, Old Green Eyes has popped over to provide a guest article for Taff's Gloversblog, reviewing that game and the 6-0 win over Newport County, and why the start to the new campaign may be brighter to the last couple of seasons. With a little bit of help from Frank Sinatra and Ron Manager, that early review of the season's start can be read via the link below. You can read that via the link below and provide your own thoughts at the foot of the article.

Link: Taff's Gloversblog : Start Spreading The News ....


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24 September 2018 : Former Glover Ward Takes Temporary Reins With Tudors
Former Yeovil Town central defender Darren Ward has temporarily taken over the managerial reins at his current club. The 40 year old is currently on the books of National League South side Hemel Hempstead Town, having originally signed a short term agreement with them in February 2018. Last week saw him named as the club's Caretaker Manager in the wake of Dean Brennan leaving the club to become Billericay Town's new manager, with assistant boss Stuart Maynard joining him.

As a result Ward, along with Hemel captain Jordan Parkes took charge of their Saturday FA Cup fixture against Bowers and Pitsea on the weekend just gone. They got off to a good start in Essex, winning their Second Qualifying Round tie by a 6-1 scoreline. They've been given a home tie against Ramsgate in the next round.

At present there's no indication as to Hemel's or Ward's intentions with respect to the vacant manager's position. However, Hemel is Ward's current home town, and so if he was to go into management, he wouldn't need to up sticks to do so if it was with The Tudors. He does have some past brief Caretaker Management experience, having assumed the role at Swindon Town back in February 2013, covering for their loss of Paolo Di Canio, whilst on their books as a player.


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24 September 2018 : Glovers Set New Football League Era Defensive Milestone
Whilst Saturday's 0-3 League Two match against Swindon Town came as a disappointment, Yeovil Town did manage to break through one Football League era milestone during that match. When Swindon's Steven Alzate scored a 59th minute goal during that game, it broke a run of 573 minutes the club had gone in Football League matches without conceding a goal.

That set a defensive record for the club in terms of their fifteen years in the Football League, surpassing the 521 minutes record that as revealed in last week's news was set in December 2010, thanks to a combination of loan keepers John Sullivan and Stephen Henderson. This time around, it was another loan goalkeeper that set the new record with Chelsea's Under-23 keeper Nathan Baxter between the sticks for every minute of that run, which went back as far as the August 11th 2018 fixture against Mansfield Town.

It is worth emphasising that this is not a club record - the Glovers achieved longer runs during non-league football without conceding. However, it does provide a new milestone for the club, which will take close to six matches worth of football to be beaten again. This now leaves the longest defensive shutout records in Football League matches to be as follows:

1. August/September 2018 : 573 minutes : Nathan Baxter
2. December 2010/January 2011 : 523 minutes : John Sullivan and Stephen Henderson
3. March/April 2009 : 503 minutes : Chris Weale (with two minutes from Paul Warne)
4. February/March 2016 : 460 minutes : Artur Krysiak


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24 September 2018 : Darren Way Talks About Swindon Town Home Team Selection
Just before Saturday afternoon's League Two match against Swindon Town kicked off at Huish Park, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC about the game. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren talks about the injury to Gary Warren, the debut for Middlesbrough loanee Enes Mahmutovic, and the availability of Tom James. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Darren Way Speaks To The BBC Just Before Kick-Off Against Against Swindon Town.


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23 September 2018 : Video : Two Minute Highlights For Yeovil Town vs Swindon Town
For those who want to watch YouTube-based highlights of Yeovil Town's League Two home match against Swindon Town at Huish Park, these are now available. The Wiltshire side's 0-3 away win came via Steven Alzate, Matthew Taylor and Elijah Adebayo and the two minute highlights of their goals can be viewed below, including the missed penalty from Olufela Olomola.




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23 September 2018 : Darren Way's Verdict On The Swindon Town Home Game
Following Saturday afternoon's 0-3 home defeat at Huish Park, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren's verdict on the match can be read in full, via the link below.

Link: Darren Way's Verdict On The Swindon Town Home Game.


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22 September 2018 : Video : Yeovil Town vs Swindon Town Match Highlights
For those who want to watch match highlights of Yeovil Town's League Two home match against Swindon Town at Huish Park, these are now online. You can view all of the goals that the visitors scored in their 0-3 win, as well as a first half effort from Jordan Green. They also show the incident that led to Yeovil's second half penalty, along with Olufela Olomola's attempt from the spot-kick. Watch just under two minutes of highlights via the link below.

Link: Sky Sports : Yeovil Town vs Swindon Town Match Highlights.


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22 September 2018 : Man of the Match Voting for Yeovil Town vs Swindon Town
If you watched Saturday's 0-3 defeat against Swindon Town at Huish Park, don't forget to cast your Man of the Match votes. Choose your top three players from the match, plus entertainment and performance ratings along with any other comments you want to make on the game, using the form below.

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


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22 September 2018 : Way Cites Swindon's Determination And Glovers Complacency For Huish Park Defeat
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way felt that Swindon Town's determination to stop the club's defensive record was greater than his own side's, on a day in which they finished second best in a 0-3 defeat. The Glovers boss made reference to a pre-match interview by Robins midfielder Toumani Diagouraga where he had referenced Yeovil's run of minutes without conceding a goal, and the challenge to try to end that run of League Two games without conceding a goal.

That five-and-a-half game shut-out was finally broken in the 59th minute of this afternoon's match at Huish Park, leaving 573 minutes between their last goal the Glovers conceded, as Steven Alzate netted from range. That was quickly followed by strikes from Matthew Taylor and Elijah Adebayo to give the Wiltshire side a 0-3 victory. Way told BBC Somerset after the match he felt the opposition were faster to first and second balls, and admitted his side were not good enough on the day:

"We're really disappointed. We knew Swindon were going to come and try to make sure that they stopped our record. That was first and foremost, and they were more determined and they got to first and second balls, and I felt they played better than us. We didn't get our game going at all. I said to the players in there now, that we need to hold our hands up, and out of respect look each other in the eye, and say that wasn't good enough. It's probably the first time that I've had it with this group. I'll be really interested now in looking at the response, because on Tuesday (against Milton Keynes) it gives us the opportunity and that inspiration to go fourth if we get that win."

Way added that he was unhappy with Alzate's goal not being closed down, whilst he implied that for Taylor's goal that the communication between those in the defensive wall and the goalkeeper wasn't there. But he also hinted at a bit of complacency having crept in since last weekend's 6-0 victory over Newport County, saying that he had warned his team of that possibility:

"The most amazing thing is that all I've been talking to the players about this week is complacency and what it means. I didn't feel there was much in the game. The strike (for the first goal) was from distance, and I think he (Steven Alzate) was very lucky to find that flying in the back of the net. We've normally blocked and tackled in that area. Then the free kick for me was pretty obvious really when Matthew Taylor steps up. So I was disappointed with that. You get the penalty and you've got a chance of getting back into the game, and I suppose that summed our day up really. But the players have been on a great run, and I can't be too critical of the group. But it's making sure they understand that's not us and that's not acceptable."


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22 September 2018 : Yeovil 0 Swindon 3 : Second Half Strikes See Defensive Record Fall
Three second half goals condemned Yeovil Town to their first home defeat of the 2018-19 season. The Glovers struggled to create attacking chances, and couldn't recover from the moment that Steven Alzate gave Swindon Town the lead on the hour mark when his 25 yard low drive landed in the corner of the net. Another long range free kick from Matthew Taylor doubled Swindon's lead, with the game being wrapped up a minute from time via an Elijah Adebayo goal. The Glovers had an opportunity to get back into the match whilst two goals down, but Olufela Olomola's penalty after Jordan Green was fouled went over the crossbar, resulting in a 0-3 defeat that pushes them down to 10th in the League Two table.

The Glovers went into the match making one change to their line-up, with Middlesbrough loanee Enes Mahmutovic coming in for Gary Warren, who came off during the second half of last weekend's match at Newport County with a hamstring problem. The only other change saw Tom James come onto the substitutes bench after his hip flexor injury cleared up. Omari Patrick dropped out of the squad as the club's sixth loanee. In the opposition line-up, former loanee Sid Nelson came up against his old teammates.

Swindon started off as the brighter team, with Ollie Lancashire running out of room from a corner and firing wide of the target. Yeovil picked up early bookings for Alex Pattison and Bevis Mugabi, as the pair had to foul their markers to keep themselves in the game. Many of Yeovil's problems were self-made, with Diallang Jaiyesimi losing possession inside his own half which led to Elijah Adebayo heading a cross over the bar. Then Keshi Anderson looped a shot onto the roof of the Glovers net.

Yeovil managed a couple of attempts midway through the half, as Diallang Jaiyesimi's strong run stretched the Swindon defence, with his pass to Yoann Arquin being put into the path of Alex Pattison, but his shot went well wide of the goalframe. Then an Alex Fisher header landed tamely in the arms of Luke McCormick, before a much better drive from Jordan Green tested the keeper - unfortunately the shot was straight into his middrift as the score stayed level.

The flow of the match wasn't helped by Omar Sowunmi needing lengthy treatment half an hour into the match. He was deemed fit enough to continue but the remainder of the half saw both sides struggle to create chances, with the exception of a Jordan Green effort three minutes into injury time who shot wide of the target to keep the sides level at the break.

The pattern of the game didn't change too much when the teams emerged for the second period, not helped by Sid Nelson needing lengthy treatment after he collided with Alex Pattison, bravely making a blocking tackle, but coming off the worst. Nathan Baxter had to turn a curling Keshi Anderson shot over the bar from distance - Pattison's attempt to do the same was less accurate and dangerous as it went out of the ground despite being at the home end.

Just before the hour mark, Swindon opened the scoring, breaking a run of 573 minutes the club had gone in League Two matches without conceding a goal. Steven Alzate was the man to break it, as he worked his way past Omar Sowunmi, ultimately firing home a low 25 yard drive that skidded off the surface and into the corner of the net. 0-1 down.

Yeovil tried attacking reshuffles to try to spark things. Olufela Olomola was introduced just before the goal, with Diallang Jaiyesimi making way. After Swindon had scored there was another change, with Rhys Browne replacing Alex Fisher, with Jordan Green going up front with Olomola, as Browne took the wide spot. But it didn't really change the game pattern, with Swindon almost doubling their lead as Keshi Anderson burst through on goal, helped by an Omar Sowunmi slip on the turf. Fortunately Nathan Baxter stood his ground well and blocked the shot.

Just as the game hit the final ten minutes, Swindon doubled their lead. Jermaine McGlashan was fouled by Omar Sowunmi around 30 yards out, giving Matthew Taylor a sight on goal. He curled a low shot around the blind side of the wall, with the ball landing in the corner of the net and giving Swindon a 0-2 lead, leaving a question of whether the wall had been lined up correctly.

Yeovil had a lifeline with seven minutes remaining when Keshi Anderson pushed Jordan Green inside the box, leaving referee Matthew Donohue in no doubt as he pointed to the spot. Up stepped Olufela Olomola, but his spot kick skimmed the top of the crossbar and went into the home terrace, thus meaning Swindon kept their two goal advantage.

Swindon got a third and final goal in the penultimate minute when Elijah Adebayo got room just inside the box. He fired the ball into the bottom right hand corner for a 0-3 scoreline, meaning the six minutes worth of injury time were largely irrelevant on a day in which the Glovers didn't really find their spark, and gave the ball away far too often in their own half. They finish the day in 10th place, although still only a point outside the play-offs.

Link: 2018-19 Latest League Two Table.

Final Score: Yeovil Town 0 Swindon Town 3.

Scorers: Steven Alzate (0-1, 59 mins), Matthew Taylor (0-2, 79 mins), Elijah Adebayo (0-3, 89 mins)

Yeovil Town:
12. Nathan Baxter
5. Bevis Mugabi, 29. Enes Mahmutovic, 6. Omar Sowunmi (Capt), 3. Carl Dickinson
11. Jordan Green, 20. Sessi D'Almeida, 17. Alex Pattison, 18. Yoann Arquin
14. Diallang Jaiyesimi, 9. Alex Fisher

Substitutes:
25. Steve Phillips, 7. Rhys Browne (68 mins for Alex Fisher), 10. Jake Gray (81 mins for Yoann Arquin), 15. Gabriel Rogers, 23. Tom James, 24. Olufela Olomola (56 mins for Diallang Jaiyesimi), 27. Shaun Donnellan

Swindon Town:
23 Luke McCormick
32 Luke Woolfenden 5 Sid Nelson 6 Oliver Lancashire 31 Matthew Taylor
8 James Dunne 20 Toumani Diagouraga 11 Steven Alzate
10 Keshi Anderson 9 Marc Richards 17 Elijah Adebayo

Substitutes:
1 Lawrence Vigouroux 4 Jak McCourt (84 mins for Steven Alzate) 7 Jermaine McGlashan (72 mins for Marc Richards) 14 Ellis Iandolo 16 Martin Smith (87 mins for James Dunne) 24 Scott Twine 25 Joe Romanski

Yeovil Bookings: Alex Pattison (foul, 4 mins), Bevis Mugabi (foul, 18 mins), Omar Sowunmi (foul, 67 mins)

Swindon Town Bookings: Elijah Adebayo (excessive celebration, 90 mins)

Yeovil Match Statistics: Possession: 50%; Shots: 9; Shots On Target: 2; Corners: 4; Fouls: 13.

Swindon Town Match Statistics: Possession: 50%; Shots: 13; Shots On Target: 6; Corners: 4; Fouls: 13.

Referee: Matthew Donohue (Manchester). Assistants: Ben Cobb (Dorset) and Ronald Ganfield (Somerset). Fourth Official: Savvas Yianni (Somerset).

Attendance: 4,201 (with 871 Swindon Town supporters).


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22 September 2018 : Team News For Yeovil Town vs Swindon Town
Yeovil Town have named their starting line-up for Saturday afternoon's League Two match against Swindon Town at Huish Park. The match sees the Glovers name one change to the starting line-up for the match, compared to last weekend's match against Newport County at Rodney Parade. Centre-back Gary Warren went off at Newport with a hamstring problem, and he is replaced by Middlesbrough defender Enes Mahmutovic who makes his debut. On the bench, Tom James makes a return from a hip flexor problem.

The Glovers have two long term absentees. Midfielder James Bailey has been out since Boxing Day 2017, and had an operation on a knee injury in July that will keep him out for an indefinite period. Striker Francois Zoko has had a knee injury since the August match against Mansfield Town that is expected to keep him out for eight-to-twelve weeks, meaning he will be absent until around the end of October. Goalkeeper Stuart Nelson is yet to resume training following a calf injury. Wes McDonald (unspecified) remains out. Striker Korrey Henry is on loan with Poole Town. Midfielder Alefe Santos is fit, as far as we know, but doesn't make the teamsheet.

With Mahmutovic having now arrived at the club, team selection must now consider which loanee to leave out of the matchday squads, with the Glovers having six registered on half or full season loan deals. Today Bradford City striker Omari Patrick sits in the stand for the first time.

The team this afternoon lines up as follows:

Yeovil Town:
12. Nathan Baxter
29. Enes Mahmutovic, 5. Bevis Mugabi, 6. Omar Sowunmi (Capt), 3. Carl Dickinson
11. Jordan Green, 20. Sessi D'Almeida, 17. Alex Pattison, 18. Yoann Arquin
14. Diallang Jaiyesimi, 9. Alex Fisher

Substitutes:
25. Steve Phillips, 7. Rhys Browne, 10. Jake Gray, 15. Gabriel Rogers, 23. Tom James, 24. Olufela Olomola, 27. Shaun Donnellan

Swindon Town:
23 Luke McCormick
32 Luke Woolfenden 5 Sid Nelson 6 Oliver Lancashire 31 Matthew Taylor
8 James Dunne 20 Toumani Diagouraga 11 Steven Alzate
10 Keshi Anderson 9 Marc Richards 17 Elijah Adebayo

Substitutes:
1 Lawrence Vigouroux 4 Jak McCourt 7 Jermaine McGlashan 14 Ellis Iandolo 16 Martin Smith 24 Scott Twine 25 Joe Romanski


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22 September 2018 : Glovers Trust Plans For The Swindon Town Game
Saturday afternoon sees Yeovil Town play a League Two match against Swindon Town at Huish Park. The Glovers Trust have announced their plans for the day, which include a presence both at Huish Park and at The Arrow. They have also confirmed arrangements for their AGM in October and the provision of new Board members for the 2018-19 season. Details are as shown below:

Match: Swindon Town (H)

Trust Presence: Huish Park (by ticket office) - approximately 1.30p.m. to 2.45p.m. and The Arrow - approximately 1.30p.m. to 2.15p.m.

Huish Park Services: Membership renewals.

Arrow Services: 50/50 draw, 20% discount on pre-match food orders

Specific Discussion Points of Interest: Membership renewals, Annual General Meeting, Alliance Group progress, Secretary Vacancy.

Other points of note:
* There is no need for an election to decide who will join the Board following the AGM in October. Whilst a number of members have opted to stand for election, the overall figure did not exceed the nine that was required to trigger the voting process.
* The venue and time for the AGM which takes place on Wednesday the 17th of October, has now confirmed as Yeovil Sports & Social Club, Johnson Park, Coronation Avenue, Yeovil, Somerset BA21 3DX, starting at 8:15PM. During the AGM the new Board Members will be formally announced and welcomed onto the Board. We encourage and welcome as many members to attend as possible.
* The Trust remains in urgent need of a Secretary, at minimum to assist with the planning of the AGM. Anyone who is able to assist or would like further information should email Stuart Burrell (chairman@glovers-trust.co.uk).


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21 September 2018 : Darren Way Previews The Swindon Town Home Game
As part of the build-up to the League Two match against Swindon Town at Huish Park, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC. With questions from BBC Somerset reporter Richard Hoskin, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren gives his views on his squad's qualities, their recent clean sheets and of the opposition on Saturday. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Darren Way Speaks To The BBC As Part Of The Build-Up To Swindon Town.


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21 September 2018 : Way Believes D'Almeida Should Be The Focus Of Championship Scouts
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way believes that midfielder Sessi D'Almeida should be the subject of interest from Championship scouts, and that he is even capable of playing in the Premier League. The 22 year old had brief experience at second tier level during the 2016-17 season whilst on the books of Barnsley, but suffered a serious knee injury that saw his time at Oakwell curtailed, whilst he only lasted a season with Blackpool in League One last season.

Despite that, Way believes that D'Almeida's early season performances, that have seen him start in every League Two fixture, and put in several Man of the Match performances, have made him stand out in the Glovers side. He told BBC Somerset that he expected second tier scouts to be taking an interest in him, and that his career could go higher than Yeovil's current status:

"He can be very good. Perhaps if I was a scout or an agent I would be very interested in Sessi. That would probably go as far as the Championship. I know it's a bold statement but I do feel that he could play in the Premier League with his enthusiasm and his energy. He's 22 years of age, so he's got time on his side."

Way added that D'Almeida's work ethic was rubbing off on his teammates, and meant that players around him would also up their game as a result:

"He's got great values and they probably rub off on other players. It's not often that you find someone that is so committed, wearing the badge in the way that he wears the badge. It's total pride. There's a lot of hard work that goes on. It sets the tone. When he's involved in and around the dressing room, his character rubs off on individuals, and he's a very good player."

Having set a target towards the end of the 2017-18 campaign as aiming for a top seven finish this season, Way appears to have upgraded those aspirations, following the early start to the season, that sees them lying in fifth place in the League Two table. Way now says there is talk within the group of an automatic promotion position:

"I could talk about every player. So many players have contributed in their own way. I just feel as a team everybody is accountable. This group is very ambitious and they want to be in the top three. We played a team on Saturday that have all the intentions of being a top three team and we dismantled them. We know every week is going to be different. We're not there yet, but all we keep doing is making sure that every day we improve our performance."

One of the features of the club's results so far this year has been their defensive record. The Glovers are currently on a run of six first team matches without conceding a goal, with five of those coming in League Two. That leaves them just eight minutes away from creating their longest shutout in Football League fixtures. However, Way believes the reason for that defensive record lies higher up the field of play:

"I'll be honest with you, we've not really worked on defending this year. That's the most amazing thing about it. It's probably the least I've worked on defending this year, than any other year. That's perhaps a lot of credit and a lot of confidence towards our strikers, and working on our forward play, which causes teams to drop, playing in their half rather than our half. So there's many aspects and many ways of looking at it. But it has to be a team credit and the whole team has to take credit."


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20 September 2018 : Officials For Yeovil Town vs Swindon Town
Officials for the League Two match between Yeovil Town and Swindon Town have been published by the Football League. The match takes place on Saturday 22nd September 2018, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off at Huish Park. The man in charge of the fixture will be referee Matthew Donohue (Manchester).

He is a first year referee, who was promoted to the Football League in the summer of 2018. Although we've had him as a linesman and as a Fourth Official before, this is the first time we've seen him as a man in the middle. He's managed three promotions in three seasons, having worked his way through National League North during 2016-17 and then the National League in 2017-18, providing a swift fast-track for his route into the professional game.

He moved to Manchester in 2008, and is a teacher at Greswell Primary School in Denton. So far he's been in charge of five League Two matches and a Football League Trophy game. He's been a little busy, with 24 yellow cards and one red card in those six fixtures, and when it comes to League Two games, he has always raised at least three cards per game.

Mr Donohue will be assisted by Ben Cobb (Dorset) and Ronald Ganfield (Somerset). The Fourth Official will be Savvas Yianni (Somerset).


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20 September 2018 : LMA To Give Yeovil Town Their Performance Of The Week Award
It will come as little surprise, that Yeovil Town's 6-0 win over Newport County last Saturday has been given a Performance Of The Week Award. The League Managers' Association, who provide an award to a manager after each weekend of fixtures, have decided to give this week's trophy to Glovers boss Darren Way on the back of the result that gave the club their record win in the Football League.

The decision over which club and manager should receive the award is made by a five man panel, comprising of LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry. The LMA will present Darren Way with a celebratory bottle of champagne, courtesy of Tanners Wines, and an LG Performance of the Week trophy.


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19 September 2018 : Yeovil Town Clean Sheets Set One Club EFL Record With Another On The Cards
Yeovil Town's current run of games without conceding a goal has taken them through one club milestone and has put them on the edge of another one. They are currently on a run of six matches in all competitions without conceding a goal, with five of those coming in League Two games, including the last match at Newport County. On loan Chelsea keeper Nathan Baxter hasn't always had a lot to do in games, but has been rock solid when called upon, as an ever-present member of the first team line-up this season.

Compared to other sequences since the club entered the Football League, the six games in all competitions has beaten their best run of first team competitive fixtures. Since the summer of 2003, the Glovers have managed to keep five clean sheets in consecutive matches on four separate occasions, but with that shut-out falling during the sixth game on each occasion.

Prior to Saturday's match, the four occasions that the club had gone five matches in a row without conceding were as follows:

March 2009: When Yeovil Town were thrashed 5-0 against Brighton and Hove Albion, as Russell Slade got his revenge on his former employers just a month after leaving the club, the idea of clocking up what was at that time a Football League record run of form wasn't exactly on the cards. However, the suspension that Josh Wagenaar picked up during that match meant that manager Terry Skiverton brought Chris Weale back to the club on loan, and Wealey's first five games on his return saw a shut-out on each occasion.

December 2010: During the 2010-11 season, Yeovil Town went five League One matches without conceding a goal, although it took two loan goalkeepers to achieve that. The run commenced in mid-December with John Sullivan between the sticks, but snow and ice caused a Christmas wipe-out that delayed proceedings. By the time we got past New Year's Day, Stephen Henderson had to replace Sullivan between the sticks, and he kept a clean sheet in the final three games of those five.

February 2016: Across both February and March of the 2015-16 season, Yeovil Town adopted a safety-first approach to their matches, as they climbed their way out of League Two relegation problems. A five game period saw them only score four goals, but because Artur Krysiak was keeping clean sheets at the other end of the park, the club came out with four wins and a draw, with all four victories coming via a 1-0 scoreline.

October 2016: In a near action replay of the club's 2015-16 defensive shut-out, they repeated the same trick during the early part of the 2016-17 season. Commencing with one EFL Trophy fixture against Bristol Rovers, they then followed up with four League Two games in which they didn't concede. Like the previous season, scoring goals was still a bit of a problem, with only three netted in those five games, but it was enough to give them three wins and two draws. Jonny Maddison was between the sticks for the first game, whilst Artur Krysiak kept them out during the other four.

As a footnote to the above statistics, it may come as a surprise that none of these defensive shut-outs came during either of Gary Johnson's spells with the club, nor via Russell Slade's season that took the club to the League One play-offs. Particularly with Johnson, the cavalier approach to games of 'we'll score more than you' meant that although there were goals a-plenty in the opposition net, they tended to let a goal in the other end at some point during the 90 minutes. As such, their managerial reigns did not see any such runs established.

Yeovil Town's current run of six clean sheets does include one EFL Trophy fixture against Exeter City. If the run is restricted to just Football League fixtures, then it becomes five clean sheets, which the March 2009, December 2010 and February 2016 sequences all equal. Of those three, the December 2010 sequence was the longest in terms of minutes on the field, with the club going 521 minutes without conceding a Football League goal.

At present, the Glovers have not conceded in 514 minutes of League Two football, meaning that if they keep things organised during the first eight minutes of Saturday's League Two match against Swindon Town then they would surpass that total.

Going back to the club's non-league days, it is possible to find clean sheet stretches that exceed six matches, so at present there's no question of any overall club record being set at this stage. If the current run continues though, it may be necessary to open up the archives even further back in time!


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19 September 2018 : GWSC Travel For Crawley Town vs Yeovil Town
The Green and White Supporters Club have set their travel plans for the League Two match against Crawley Town. The match takes place at the Broadfield Stadium on Saturday 29th September 2018, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off. Departure times and prices are listed as follows:

Crawley Town : Saturday 29th September 2018.
Huish Park: 9.00a.m.
Adult Members: £23.00; Member Concessions: £21.00
Adult Non-Members: £25.00; Non-Member Concessions: £23.00

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 Crawley Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Bristol Rovers vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Cheltenham Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Colchester United vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For EFL Trophy Yeovil Town vs West Ham United.

Link: 2018-19 Season League Game Ticket Bundles.

Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.

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


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18 September 2018 : Jordan Green Talks About The Newport County Win
Following Saturday's 6-0 win over Newport County at Rodney Parade, Yeovil Town winger Jordan Green spoke to the BBC about the match. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Jordan gives his views on his two goals, his previous time at Newport, and the overall feeling within the squad. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Jordan Green Speaks To The BBC After The 0-6 Win Against Newport County.


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18 September 2018 : Exiles Boss Admits His Side Were Hammered By Glovers Pace
Newport County manager Mike Flynn admitted that his side got 'hammered' during Saturday's League Two match against Yeovil Town. His side's first home defeat of the 2018-19 season came the hard way, as the Glovers thrashed the South Wales club by a 6-0 scoreline. Given that much of the Exiles' local press talk in the lead-up to the match had been about their hopes of going top of the table on the weekend, that had come as a surprise, with Flynn saying that nobody saw it coming before the match.

Flynn spoke to the South Wales Argus after the match, and said that the pace his opposition had in their side ended up hurting his team:

"Yeovil were excellent. They defended well, had good players in the middle of the park who kept their discipline and shape, and they've got a lot of pace up front which can hurt you, and did hurt us. I don't want to be one of these managers who never credits the opposition; we got beaten by a Yeovil team that were far better than us. I'm not going to complain about anything; it's just one of those days. We lost 6-1 down at Plymouth when I first took over so I've been through it before. I've been through it in my career, lost a few bad ones, but this is a tough one to take because nobody saw it coming. You can't go from defending the way we did at Port Vale and Oldham to that."

For obvious reasons, Flynn wasn't happy with the way his own side had approached the game, particularly on the back of away victories over Port Vale and Oldham Athletic in the lead-up to that match, where they had conceded one goal in two games. He said it was a reminder of how brutal League Two football could be if a team were not on their game:

"We got beaten by a very good and efficient Yeovil team. We got hammered actually. We did our preparation and knew they were going to hit us on the counter-attack with pace, and we didn't do what we worked on. It's a bit frustrating because we knew what to expect and we played into their hands. I can't put my finger on why we didn't do what we talked about. It's a bad result and I'm going to need a response next week. We've had a good start and I think that's just a big reminder of how brutal it can be and not to get carried away, not that we were. Sometimes you learn more about your players in circumstances like that than you do in winning. It was just a very, very sloppy performance."


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17 September 2018 : Yeovil Town's Record-Breaking Victories Across Their History
As revealed upon the final whistle of Yeovil Town's League Two match against Newport County on Saturday, the 6-0 thrashing at Rodney Parade set a new club Football League record. Having spent just over 15 years in the professional league structure, the result narrowly surpassed the club's previous record set against Oxford United in September 2004, when a Gary Johnson led side won 6-1 at Huish Park, with a Phil Jevons hat-trick heavily contributing to that scoreline.

Saturday's 6-0 scoreline was the club's biggest victory in a competitive first team fixture since the October 2002 Conference (now National League) fixture that saw them beat Southport 6-0 in front of 4,727 spectators, with an Abdoulai Demba hat-trick doing the main bit of damage on the day, as the club set a benchmark for the type of performances that would ultimately lead them to the Conference title at the end of that season.

To find a scoreline greater than that pair of 6-0 results, you'd have to go back as far as November 19th 1986. On that night, a Gerry Gow led side beat Chesham United 7-1 in the AC Delco Cup. Once again, a player got a hat-trick on the day, with John McGinlay ultimately going on his way to represent Bolton Wanderers and Scotland. The magnitude of the result didn't do Gow much good, as he was replaced as manager less than two months later due to stuttering League form.

When it comes specifically to away matches, scorelines of that magnitude are much thinner on the ground. The last time Yeovil Town managed a six goal victory on their travels was October 25th 1993, when they beat Frome Town 6-0 in the Somerset Premier Cup Second Round. At that time, the County Cup was a first team competition - convention since the club entered the Football League, under FA regulations, has been to classify it as a non-first team match.

If the County Cup is discounted, then the record books would tend to initially suggest that the September 1975 FA Cup First Qualifying Round 6-0 win over Stonehouse provides the last 'major' first team victory of that magnitude. However, whilst the Football Association class that as an 'away win' the game was in fact played at Huish, after the Gloucestershire County League side conceded their drawn home advantage, in what was to be their last ever match in the competition.

So if the Stonehouse game is viewed as a 'home' match, then you have to go all the way back to September 1st 1945 to find an away victory that matches or beats that. Taking place so soon after the end of World War II, freak results were on the cards, and on that day, the Glovers beat Swindon Town Reserves by a 7-1 scoreline. Former Leicester City forward George Dewis scored a hat-trick on the day.

All of these results pale into significance once the club's overall scoring records are considered. The club's record win of 14-0 was set on April 30th 1900 in a Somerset Senior League match against Street, whilst the club have scored ten goals or more in fourteen competitive first team fixtures. The club's top ten record wins are shown below:

Top Ten Yeovil Town Victories:
30/04/1900 : 14-0 : Street (Somerset Senior League, Home)
29/04/1905 : 12-0 : Bath Railway (Wiltshire League, Home)
24/01/1931 : 12-0 : Exeter City Reserves (Western League Division One, Home)
06/10/1923 : 12-1 : Westbury United (FA Cup First Qualifying Round, Home)
05/09/1931 : 11-1 : Wadebridge Town (FA Cup Preliminary Round, Home)
17/03/1900 : 10-0 : Midsomer Norton (Somerset Senior League, Home)
27/04/1901 : 10-0 : Bridgwater (Somerset Senior League, Home)
13/02/1903 : 10-0 : Glastonbury (Somerset Senior League, Home)
27/12/1955 : 10-0 : Kidderminster Harriers (Southern League, Home)
04/03/1961 : 10-0 : Bedford Town (Southern League, Home)


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17 September 2018 : Glovers Boss Included In EFL Team Of The Week
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way has been included in the Team Of The Week, as nominated by the Football League. The eleven players and one manager are selected from matches representing all three divisions, and obviously the Glovers boss has got his nomination for the club's 0-6 away win over Newport County, which was their best result in the league during their fifteen years in the professional game structure.

The Football League have this to say about their nomination for Way:

"There were some phenomenal performances from Yeovil players, but we save their Team of the Week spot for Manager, Way. In his 125th game in charge of the Glovers they won 6-0 away at Newport County. Their last three away league fixtures have returned three wins, 11 goals, and no goals conceded."

The Football League's mention of Way's 125th match in charge doesn't tally with statistical records. Whilst this statistic was also claimed by Quest TV over the weekend, both this site's statistics database and Wikipedia mark it as his 154th game in charge of the club.

The nominated team and manager includes former loanee Josh Morris who is currently playing for Scunthorpe United. It reads as follows:

Lee Burge (Coventry City 1-0 Barnsley)
Jason Shackell (Macclesfield Town 1-2 Lincoln City)
Richard Wood (Rotherham United 1-0 Derby County)
Christoph Zimmermann (Norwich City 1-0 Middlesbrough)
Byron Moore (Swindon Town 1-2 Bury)
Greg Docherty (Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Southend United)
Manny Oyeleke (Port Vale 2-0 Northampton Town)
Josh Morris (AFC Wimbledon 2-3 Scunthorpe United)
Neal Maupay (Brentford 2-0 Wigan Athletic)
Mallik Wilks (Walsall 1-4 Doncaster Rovers)
Ian Henderson (Rochdale 3-0 Gillingham)

Manager : Darren Way (Newport County 0-6 Yeovil Town)

The Football League's Team Of The Week for September 15th 2018
The Football League's Team Of The Week for September 15th 2018



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17 September 2018 : Academy Side Go Down To First League Defeat In Gloucestershire
Yeovil Town Under-18s went down to their first League defeat of the season on the weekend. A poor first half performance cost them against Forest Green Rovers in a match played in Gloucestershire on Saturday morning. With the club's only previous defeat coming in the Youth Alliance Cup, the 5-2 defeat was a nasty wake-up call, with the opening goal being scored after just two minutes.

Forest Green's Dan Bradshaw was left unmarked at the back post and headed home from close range for a 1-0 lead from a corner routine. That advantage was doubled when Oliver Artwell slotted a through ball to winger Dan Jones who finished past the keeper. Midfielder Lewis Spurrier scored the third with a solo run that saw him beat two Yeovil defenders before finishing into the top right hand corner.

Yeovil's one bright spot of the first half came when Hong Wan was tripped inside the box by Oliver Artwell. The Glovers player picked himself up to take the spot kick, pulling a goal back for 3-1. But it wasn't long before Rovers reestablished their three goal advantage, as Sam Hendy headed home a Lewis Spurrier corner.

Two minutes after the restart, matters got worse for Yeovil, as Oliver Artwell's run down the left flank wasn't tracked, as he cut inside before firing the ball home via the near post for a 5-1 scoreline. Thankfully the Glovers rallied in the closing stages, and Nestor Shako was unfortunate to see his strong work inside the box not count for anything, after he beat two Rovers defenders before squaring the ball to Neville Nzembela, whose finish was deemed to be in an offside position.

They did manage to get a consolation goal towards the end, when first year scholar Devon Arnold took advantage of a deep free kick into the box, knocking the ball past the keeper from close range for a 5-2 score. Although the Glovers put on some late pressure in an attempt to set up a more competitive finish, they couldn't add to their scoreline, and so ended up paying the price for their first half performance. The result still keeps Yeovil top by three points, although second placed Oxford have two games in hand and so could take advantage of that situation. Next up is a trip to Newport County in just under two week's time.

Youth Alliance South West Division Table
Youth Alliance South West Division Table (c/o Soccerway)


Final Score: Forest Green Rovers Under-18s 5 Yeovil Town Under-18s 2.

Scorers: Dan Bradshaw (1-0), Dan Jones (2-0), Lewis Spurrier (3-0), Hong Wan (3-1), Sam Hendy (4-1), Oliver Artwell (5-1), Devon Arnold (5-2).


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17 September 2018 : Darren Way Talks About Newport County Away Team Selection
Just before Saturday afternoon's League Two match against Newport County kicked off at Rodney Parade, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren gives his views on the international break and the challenge the opposition would pose, as he saw it before the game. Read the interview via the link below.

Link: Darren Way Speaks To The BBC Just Before Kick-Off Against Against Newport County.


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17 September 2018 : Loanwatch : Henry Makes Dolphins Debut
Yeovil Town striker Korrey Henry made his first team debut for Poole Town on Saturday. The 18 year old former West Ham United player has commenced a one month loan with the Dolphins, and had a quick chance to impress with a Southern League Premier Division South match at Hendon's Silver Jubilee Park ground.

The match ended in a 1-0 defeat, with an early penalty from Ricardo German settling the game. Henry played a full 90 minutes during the match. Reports from the Poole and Hendon ends mention that the Glovers player showed plenty of pace during the match that caused some problems, although Hendon suggest that both Henry and his strike partner were guilty of making their runs whilst in an offside position, getting pulled up on a number of occasions.

Henry managed to create two goalmouth chances. The first saw his run set up Steve Devlin, with a header from Luke Roberts going just wide. During the final ten minutes, Henry got his own chance but his 84th minute dragged wide of the target. As a result, Hendon came out as the winners, in front of 263 spectators. Poole finish the weekend in 10th place, four points off the play-offs.

Final Score: Hendon 1 Poole Town 0.

Poole Town
1. Luke Cairney 2. Corby Moore 3. Josh Leslie-Smith 4. Will Spetch 5. Jamie Whisken (captain) 6. Carl Pettefer 7. Sam Griffin 8. Steve Devlin 9. Franklyn Clarke 10. Korey Henry 11. Luke Roberts

Substitutes: 15. Jake Smeeton (21 mins for Steve Devlin) 12. Jez Bedford (52 mins for Sam Griffin) 14. Adam Grange (70 mins for Jake Smeeton) 13. Nick Hutchings 16. Olly Balmer


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16 September 2018 : Video : Newport County vs Yeovil Town Two Minute Highlights
For those who want to watch YouTube-based match highlights from Saturday afternoon's 6-0 win over Newport County these are now available online. The footage appears to be more-or-less identical to yesterday's Sky Sports coverage, except that someone has found the sound volume on the video. Watch all six goals from the match, plus the late red card issued to a Newport player, via the YouTube clip below.




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16 September 2018 : Glovers Trio Named In Team Of The Week
Three Yeovil Town personnel have been included in the Team of the Week for League Two. Midfielder Sessi D'Almeida and winger Jordan Green have been nominated in the divisional selection made by The League Paper on the back of the club's 6-0 win over Newport County at Rodney Parade. Green in particular caught the eye as he scored twice against his former loan club, to put the Glovers in command. There's also space for Yeovil boss Darren Way, who gets onto their lists for the secon time this season.

The team selected also includes former Glovers loanee Sam Surridge who scored twice for Oldham Athletic yesterday and is on a run of five goals in six appearances. The team selected is as shown below:

Kieran O'Hara (Macclesfield Town)
James Wilson (Lincoln City), Johnny Mullins (Cheltenham Town), Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic), Dean Moxey (Exeter City)
Enzio Boldewijn (Notts County), Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United), Sessi D'Almeida (Yeovil Town), Jordan Green (Yeovil Town)
Byron Moore (Bury), Sam Surridge (Oldham Athletic)

Manager: Darren Way (Yeovil Town).


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15 September 2018 : Darren Way's Verdict On The Newport County Away Game
Following Saturday afternoon's 0-6 away win over Newport County at Rodney Parade, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren's verdict on the win can be read via the link below.

Link: Darren Way's Verdict On The Newport County Away Game.


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15 September 2018 : Video : Newport County vs Yeovil Town Match Highlights
For those who want to watch match highlights of Yeovil Town's 6-0 away win against Newport County at Rodney Parade, these are now online. In just under two minutes of match footage, there is enough space to record all six goals, with a brace from Jordan Green, and one each for Yoann Arquin, Norwich City loanee Diallang Jaiyesimi, Scunthorpe United loanee Olufela Olomola and Carl Dickinson. The footage also shows why Newport's Robbie Willmott failed to finish the game. Watch via the video clip below.

NOTE: There is NO SOUND on this video. There is nothing wrong with your speakers!

Link: Sky Sports : Newport County vs Yeovil Town Match Highlights.


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15 September 2018 : Man of the Match Voting for Newport County vs Yeovil Town
If you watched Saturday afternoon's 0-6 win against Newport County at Rodney Parade, don't forget to cast your Man of the Match votes. Choose your top three players from the match, plus entertainment and performance ratings along with any other comments you want to make on the game, using the form below.

Link: Man of the Match Voting for Newport County vs Yeovil Town.


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15 September 2018 : Newport 0 Yeovil 6 : Green Double Helps Hit Exiles For Six
Yeovil Town set a record Football League win on Saturday afternoon as they thrashed Newport County 6-0 at Rodney Parade. The match saw three goals in each half, with Yoann Arquin firing home at the far post, before Jordan Green's pace outdid the Newport defence for the second. Norwich City loanee Diallang Jaiyesimi scored right on the stroke of half time, before Green got his second of the day, with pace once again causing the home side problems. Substitute Olufela Olomola created his own solo goal six minutes after entering the field, and then a goalkeeping error allowed Carl Dickinson to fire a free kick for the sixth of the day. Newport's misery was complete by the dismissal of Robbie Willmott for a two-footed tackle, but that had little bearing on the game as Yeovil lifted themselves to fifth in the table.

There were only two changes on the teamsheet, with both of those being on the bench, as the same starting eleven was recorded that started the match at Grimsby Town two weeks ago. Shaun Donnellan and Rhys Browne returned from injury, with Korrey Henry going out on loan to Poole Town and Alefe Santos dropping off the teamsheet entirely. In the Newport line-up, Matt Dolan and Josh Sheehan started, whilst Keanu Marsh-Brown sat on the bench.

The game got off to a frentetic start, with both sides going at it at top pace. A Jordan Green shot was deflected for a corner, which led to Yoann Arquin hooking the ball wide. Then Green fired well wide. Whilst Newport were well in the game early on, they struggled to create chances. One issue of the highly competitive environment was the odd foul, with Josh Sheehan committing two in quick succession to get himself in the book.

The Glovers took the lead midway through the first half with their first serious chance on goal. Jordan Green's run set up Diallang Jaiyesimi, and his cross into the box found Yoann Arquin who fired home from inside the box at the back post for the opening goal of the game. 0-1 up, and the noisy home crowd's early support went down a notch.

To their credit, Newport responded well to that set-back, and Gary Warren had to clear the ball off his goal line after Mark Harris had diverted a Padraig Amond shot. It was unlikely that it would have counted, given a linesman's flag went up shortly after, but with the home side enjoying their best spell of the game it was a warning sign. Harris then headed over the bar as Dan Butler's room down the flanks began to cause concern, and suddenly the home support had their voices back. Although that wasn't to last.

Yeovil's lead was extended six minutes from the break, via a bit of Route One. A long pass over the top from Carl Dickinson allowed Jordan Green the chance to go on a foot race with Mickey Demetriou. It was Green that won that race, poking the ball past Joe Day with a slightly mis-hit shot, but one that was good enough to get into the back of the net for a 0-2 lead.

Somehow, things got even better six minutes later. Just as two minutes of first half injury time was signalled, Yeovil managed to get themselves into a commanding 0-3 lead. Alex Pattison's run saw him slip the ball through to Yoann Arquin. He probably should have been the man to grab the glory, but Joe Day managed to parry the shot, only to find Diallang Jaiyesimi reacting first to head the ball home from two yards out.

Newport hadn't played dreadfully, but their problem was that of picking up some of Yeovil's more pacey players. So home boss Mike Flynn tried a double tactical change at half time, which included Keanu Marsh-Brown coming on for Josh Sheehan, as they changed shape. It didn't work. Just four minutes after the restart and Newport found themselves unable to deal with Jordan Green's pace once again. He cut in from the right flank and against the club he'd enjoyed a loan spell with during the 2016-17 season, he fired home for his second goal of the game, and a 0-4 advantage.

That killed off any hope Newport might have had of their second half changes rescuing anything. A couple of Matt Dolan free kicks were as close as they got to getting a goal back, with one being turned over the bar by Nathan Baxter, whilst another was more wayward. Keanu Marsh-Brown tried a long range shot but it went into the arms of Baxter without trouble, as the game lost a bit of momentum.

Striker Olufela Olomola was introduced just past the hour mark, and he needed just six minutes to get in on the act. His clever turn on Newport defender Mickey Demetriou resulted in his miserable afternoon continuing, as he lost his footing, allowing Olomola the space to fire the ball into the corner of the net, with keeper Joe Day looking a little flat-footed on the shot.

Matters got decidedly worse for keeper Day on 75 minutes as Yeovil scored their sixth of the afternoon. Carl Dickinson teed up a free kick, and although his shot wasn't the greatest, it end up being spooned into the back of the net by the Exiles stopper, leaving him looking embarrassed as the scoreline read an incredible 0-6 to the Glovers.

Newport's day couldn't get any worse - except that it did. Substitute Robbie Willmott was presumably frustrated when he made the decision to go in for a horrible lunging 82nd minute tackle on Olufela Olomola, and there were few home complaints when he was shown a straight red card by referee Peter Wright. That left Newport having to opt for damage limitation, quickly introducing Mark O'Brien as a defensive substitute for striker Mark Harris.

The game's fade-out allowed Yeovil a chance to give Gabriel Rogers five minutes for his Football League debut, as they ran out the remaining minutes without incident. The final whistle gave the club their biggest victory in their fifteen years of Football League history, and the second time this season that a club has ended up on the end of a thrashing via a Glovers away day performance. They climb up to fifth and back into a play-off slot, and with a game in hand now on most clubs, they'll hope that they can stay there over the coming weeks.

Link: 2018-19 Latest League Two Table.

Final Score: Newport County 0 Yeovil Town 6.

Scorers: Yoann Arquin (0-1, 20 mins), Jordan Green (0-2, 39 mins), Diallang Jaiyesimi (0-3, 45 mins), Jordan Green (0-4, 49 mins), Olufela Olomola (0-5, 68 mins), Carl Dickinson (0-6, 75 min)

Newport County:
1 Joe Day
5 Fraser Franks 17 Scot Bennett 28 Mickey Demetriou
2 David Pipe 15 Tyreeq Bakinson 8 Matthew Dolan 3 Dan Butler
16 Josh Sheehan
9 Padraig Amond 14 Mark Harris

Substitutes:
7 Robbie Willmott (46 mins for David Pipe) 10 Keanu Marsh-Brown (46 mins for Josh Sheehan) 11 Jamille Matt 20 Cameron Pring 25 Mark O'Brien (84 mins for Mark Harris) 30 Nick Townsend (GK) 42 Antoine Semenyo

Yeovil Town:
12. Nathan Baxter
5. Bevis Mugabi, 6. Omar Sowunmi (Capt), 4. Gary Warren, 3. Carl Dickinson
11. Jordan Green, 20. Sessi D'Almeida, 17. Alex Pattison, 18. Yoann Arquin
14. Diallang Jaiyesimi, 9. Alex Fisher

Substitutes:
25. Steve Phillips, 7. Rhys Browne, 8. Omari Patrick, 10. Jake Gray, 15. Gabriel Rogers (85 mins for Jordan Green), 24. Olufela Olomola (62 mins for Diallang Jaiyesimi), 27. Shaun Donnellan (72 mins for Gary Warren)

Newport County Bookings: Josh Sheehan (foul, 18 mins), Red Card: Robbie Willmott (serious foul play, 82 mins).

Yeovil Bookings: None.

Newport County Match Statistics: Possession: 48%; Shots: 10; Shots On Target: 3; Corners: 5; Fouls: 12.

Yeovil Match Statistics: Possession: 52%; Shots: 11; Shots On Target: 8; Corners: 2; Fouls: 12.

Referee: Thomas Bramall (South Yorkshire). Assistants: Barry Gordon (County Durham) and Simon Clayton (County Durham). Fourth Official: Paul Graham (Manchester).

Attendance: 4,167 (with 430 Yeovil Town supporters)


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15 September 2018 : Way Hails Unbelievable Performance After Newport Are Hit For Six
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way hailed an 'unbelievable performance' from his players, as they beat Newport County 6-0 at Rodney Parade on Saturday afternoon. The Glovers ran riot in their record Football League victory, as a brace from former Exiles loanee Jordan Green put them on the back foot, whilst goals from Norwich City loanee Diallang Jaiyesimi and Scunthorpe United loanee Olufela Olomola provided a spark, with Yoann Arquin and Carl Dickinson also getting in on the act.

The Glovers have now hit eleven goals in four matches on their travels this season, and Way singled out Green's first and Olomola's second half goal as the pick of the six. He felt that the quality of his side's goals were taking the team's results up a notch from last season and that they were thriving on confidence:

"Unbelievable performance. The team have got a real belief and confidence. Confidence is a state of mind and I'm really pleased for all the players and the supporters. I've had some very difficult moments coming here. Tottenham have come here and found it a very difficult place to come. But I thought that tactically, physically and technically, our players ran all over them. I feel it's all about goals and the quality of our goals. The second one (by Jordan Green) was fantastic. It was well worked. Every player is putting into place what we're working on, on the training ground. We've got some fantastic performers, and I don't feel we would have had that from Jordan Green last year. That takes time and takes patience. We've got Olomola and if you watch that Olomola goal in slow motion, his technical ability and his confidence, you've just got to clap it. Fair play, as they've got some very good players, and players with a lot of experience."

Way has previously disclosed that he is operating on a higher playing budget for the 2018-19 season than he has done so before, and suggested that Newport boss Mike Flynn had to deal with a summer drop in his club's budget for the current campaign. He said that those were factors that had put the two sides on a more even footing than they had been on previous visits to Newport's ground:

"As I've said, I didn't have to come here with a crash helmet on this year just because of the confidence that my team have got. I think we're probably closer as far as budgets are concerned, and you can see that. When you get their comments after the game to say that tactically you did very well, from Lennie Lawrence, then you have to respect that. I do appreciate those comments but at the same time I do think that (Newport County manager) Michael (Flynn) has done a fantastic job. I have been in his shoes and I know exactly what it's like, and I know he's had to deal with a budget that is perhaps a little bit less. You have to see it through, and we're at the other end of that now."


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15 September 2018 : Newport 0 Yeovil 6 : Match Statistics
Yeovil Town set a record Football League win on Saturday afternoon as they thrashed Newport County 6-0 at Rodney Parade. The match saw three goals in each half, with Yoann Arquin firing home at the far post, before Jordan Green's pace outdid the Newport defence for the second. Norwich City loanee Diallang Jaiyesimi scored right on the stroke of half time, before Green got his second of the day, with pace once again causing the home side problems. Substitute Olufela Olomola created his own solo goal six minutes after entering the field, and then a goalkeeping error allowed Carl Dickinson to fire a free kick for the sixth of the day. Newport's misery was complete by the dismissal of Robbie Willmott for a two-footed tackle, but that had little bearing on the game as Yeovil lifted themselves to fifth in the table.

Full report to follow later ...

Link: 2018-19 Latest League Two Table.

Final Score: Newport County 0 Yeovil Town 6.

Scorers: Yoann Arquin (0-1, 20 mins), Jordan Green (0-2, 39 mins), Diallang Jaiyesimi (0-3, 45 mins), Jordan Green (0-4, 49 mins), Olufela Olomola (0-5, 68 mins), Carl Dickinson (0-6, 75 min)

Newport County:
1 Joe Day
5 Fraser Franks 17 Scot Bennett 28 Mickey Demetriou
2 David Pipe 15 Tyreeq Bakinson 8 Matthew Dolan 3 Dan Butler
16 Josh Sheehan
9 Padraig Amond 14 Mark Harris

Substitutes:
7 Robbie Willmott (46 mins for David Pipe) 10 Keanu Marsh-Brown (46 mins for Josh Sheehan) 11 Jamille Matt 20 Cameron Pring 25 Mark O'Brien (84 mins for Mark Harris) 30 Nick Townsend (GK) 42 Antoine Semenyo

Yeovil Town:
12. Nathan Baxter
5. Bevis Mugabi, 6. Omar Sowunmi (Capt), 4. Gary Warren, 3. Carl Dickinson
11. Jordan Green, 20. Sessi D'Almeida, 17. Alex Pattison, 18. Yoann Arquin
14. Diallang Jaiyesimi, 9. Alex Fisher

Substitutes:
25. Steve Phillips, 7. Rhys Browne, 8. Omari Patrick, 10. Jake Gray, 15. Gabriel Rogers (85 mins for Jordan Green), 24. Olufela Olomola (62 mins for Diallang Jaiyesimi), 27. Shaun Donnellan (72 mins for Gary Warren)

Newport County Bookings: Josh Sheehan (foul, 18 mins), Red Card: Robbie Willmott (serious foul play, 82 mins).

Yeovil Bookings: None.

Newport County Match Statistics: Possession: 48%; Shots: 10; Shots On Target: 3; Corners: 5; Fouls: 12.

Yeovil Match Statistics: Possession: 52%; Shots: 11; Shots On Target: 8; Corners: 2; Fouls: 12.

Referee: Thomas Bramall (South Yorkshire). Assistants: Barry Gordon (County Durham) and Simon Clayton (County Durham). Fourth Official: Paul Graham (Manchester).

Attendance: 4,167 (with 430 Yeovil Town supporters)


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15 September 2018 : Team News For Newport County vs Yeovil Town
Yeovil Town have named their starting line-up for Saturday afternoon's League Two match against Newport County at Rodney Parade. The match sees the Glovers name an unchanged side to the starting line-up for the match, compared to the last League Two match against Grimsby Town two weeks ago. The only changes are on the bench, with Korrey Henry beginning a loan spell with Poole Town - Rhys Browne and Shaun Donnellan return from their hamstring and thigh injuries and make it as far as the bench.

The Glovers have two long term absentees. Midfielder James Bailey has been out since Boxing Day 2017, and had an operation on a knee injury in July that will keep him out for an indefinite period. Striker Francois Zoko has had a knee injury that will keep him out for eight-to-twelve weeks, meaning he will be absent until around the end of October. Goalkeeper Stuart Nelson is yet to resume training following a calf injury. Tom James (hip flexor) and Wes McDonald (unspecified) remain out. Striker Korrey Henry is on loan with Poole Town. Midfielder Alefe Santos is fit, as far as we know, but doesn't make the teamsheet.

With Middlesbrough defender Enes Mahmutovic having now arrived at the club, team selection must now consider which loanee to leave out of the matchday squads, with the Glovers having six registered on half or full season loan deals. Today he is the player that sits the game out, which means we still haven't seen him since his August 30th loan commenced.

The team this afternoon lines up as follows:

Yeovil Town:
12. Nathan Baxter
5. Bevis Mugabi, 6. Omar Sowunmi (Capt), 4. Gary Warren, 3. Carl Dickinson
11. Jordan Green, 20. Sessi D'Almeida, 17. Alex Pattison, 18. Yoann Arquin
14. Diallang Jaiyesimi, 9. Alex Fisher

Substitutes:
25. Steve Phillips, 7. Rhys Browne, 8. Omari Patrick, 10. Jake Gray, 15. Gabriel Rogers, 24. Olufela Olomola, 27. Shaun Donnellan

Newport County:
1 Joe Day
5 Fraser Franks 17 Scot Bennett 28 Mickey Demetriou
2 David Pipe 15 Tyreeq Bakinson 8 Matthew Dolan 3 Dan Butler
16 Josh Sheehan
9 Padraig Amond 14 Mark Harris

Substitutes:
7 Robbie Willmott 10 Keanu Marsh-Brown 11 Jamille Matt 20 Cameron Pring 25 Mark O'Brien 30 Nick Townsend (GK) 42 Antoine Semenyo


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15 September 2018 : Way Predicting Tough Physical Game For Newport Trip
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way is expecting a tough physical game when his side head over the Severn Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The Glovers travel to play probably League Two's surprise package during the early matches - Newport County, who are currently second in the League Two table and level on points with one of the division's favourites for promotion, in Lincoln City.

Newport's gradual ascendancy up the division over the last three seasons can be put down to manager Mike Flynn. He helped the Exiles pull off an extraordinary final day escape from relegation during the 2016-17 season, then last year transformed his side into a team that were nudging the play-offs until an FA Cup Fourth Round tie against Tottenham Hotspur that went to a replay appeared to affect their league form. This season he's opted for only minimal changes to his first team squad, coupled by a trio of loan signings from Bristol City, and whilst it's early days, they've got off to an impressive start.

Way admits that Flynn had done well, suggesting he was operating on a lower playing budget this season, but told BBC Somerset that keeping hold of their existing players like Matt Dolan and Ben Tozer had helped Newport's cause:

"He's done well, given he's probably had to reduce that budget, but to still maintain those results. He's had experienced players at the football club that have been recruited from previous managers that he's done very well to keep hold of. It will be a very tough physical game, which is what I expect."

The Glovers boss maintained that his own team were moving in the right direction, having briefly moved into a play-off spot earlier this month until a blank international weekend saw them drop just outside the top seven. Way pointed to the club's previous position in the Championship during the 2013-14 season and believed the club was being built back up again in that direction:

"This club has got to the Championship, and that takes some doing. That's an unbelievable achievement, and we're trying to build the club from the bottom to the top, and I feel that it's going in the right direction. But it will be a good test, and it will be a test that I believe my players can handle on Saturday."

The international break saw three of Yeovil Town's players called up for matches with their national teams, albeit with only Shaun Donnellan getting out onto the field of play with a Republic of Ireland Under-21s match. Middlesbrough defender Enes Mahmutovic spent two matches as an unused substitute for Luxembourg prior to his arrival in Somerset as a Glovers loanee. Way felt that it was a positive to have members of his squad involved in those scenarios:

"It's a great situation I think to be in, if you look at it that way. To have international players, we've got I would say a few now where they're our players, and they're not players from other clubs that are on loan. I can't remember the last time I've been at the football club, and been in that situation. So it's positive."

The third member of the Yeovil Town squad to spend time away was midfielder Sessi D'Almeida, who spent time out in Togo as part of the Benin squad, again as an unused substitute. Way said that it was very obvious that Sessi was back in town, just because of the volume of music coming from places around the ground:

"Everybody knows that Sessi is back. He makes it loud and clear to let everyone else know that he's back. Everyone is aware of his music. If it isn't on the bus, it's in the dressing room. If it isn't in the dressing room, it's in his car. So everywhere that Sessi goes, you know he's there."


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14 September 2018 : Henry Given Dolphins Loan Move
Yeovil Town striker Korrey Henry has gone out on loan. The former West Ham United player has joined Southern League Premier Division South side Poole Town on a month's loan, that will hopefully give the 18 year old more first team experience.

Korrey featured heavily during pre-season for the Glovers, but after making three first team substitute appearances for the club, he has not got onto the pitch since the August 17th match against Notts County and has only accumulated 30 minutes of competitive first team football so far.


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14 September 2018 : Final Deadline For Glovers Trust Board Positions
Today represents the final deadline for Glovers Trust members to put themselves forward for election onto the Trust Board. As part of the Trust annual election process (published here), members have until the end of Friday 14th September 2018 to nominate themselves for the position, and therefore to have themselves included in the list of candidates that members can vote for.

If you want to nominate yourself, you need to be a valid Trust member, and be nominated by two other Trust members. There is a form that needs to be filled in that can be downloaded here. If you have not yet renewed your membership, or wish to join as a new member, then you can do so by heading here. This is important for ordinary members who wish to cast votes as part of the election process, or at the Trust AGM. As the voting process will commence in a week's time, ordinary members should ensure they have renewed by then.

For full details on the election process and the Trust AGM, head to this earlier article. For any additional information that is required, email communications@glovers-trust.co.uk


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14 September 2018 : Officials For Newport County vs Yeovil Town
Officials for the League Two match between Newport County and Yeovil Town have been published by the Football League. The match takes place on Saturday 15th September 2018, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off at Rodney Parade. The man in charge of the fixture will be referee Peter Wright (Liverpool).

He is a first year referee at Football League level, having been promoted in the summer of 2017. This means we've only had him before as a Fourth Official. His final act of last season was to take charge of the National League Play-Off tie between Tranmere Rovers and Ebbsfleet United. Since moving into the Football League, he's taken charge of four League Two matches and one EFL Trophy tie, managing 16 yellow cards and three red cards. All three of those dismissals have come in his last three fixtures, so let's hope he's got that out of his system!

Mr Wright will be assisted by Joe Clark (West Midlands) and Daniel Leach (Oxfordshire). The Fourth Official will be Daniel Lamport (Wiltshire).

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Newport County.

Link: Ticketing For Newport County vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Newport County vs Yeovil Town.


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14 September 2018 : Ciderspace Guide To Newport County
On Saturday, Yeovil Town make a fairly short journey to Rodney Parade, when they will take on Newport County in a League Two match. The Ciderspace guide has been updated for the day, with directions, parking, ticketing, club statistics, a pub guide and numerous other bits. Find it via the link below.

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Newport County.

Link: Ticketing For Newport County vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Newport County vs Yeovil Town.

The Bisley Stand - where Yeovil fans will be sat on the day
The Bisley Stand - where Yeovil fans will be sat on the day



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13 September 2018 : Quartet In The Frame For Newport County Selection
Yeovil Town will travel to Newport County on Saturday, able to potentially add four extra players to their first team squad. Having had a ten day break, due to the decision to postpone the League Two match against Milton Keynes Dons, that has also allowed them additional time to work with some of their injured players, as well as being able to add one additional loan signing that had yet to arrive in Somerset, despite his deal commencing two weeks ago.

Of the players that will be available for the trip to Rodney Parade, defender Shaun Donnellan is the most obvious, given that he was released by the club to turn out for the Republic of Ireland Under-21s on Tuesday night, having been out with a thigh problem since the home match against Mansfield Town on August 11th. There are no reported side-effects from his trip to Dublin.

Donnellan should be joined by winger Wes McDonald. The former Birmingham City player missed the trip to Grimsby Town two weeks ago, due to an unspecified knock he picked up on the previous weekend. However, at the time, McDonald's exclusion was thought to be a minor one, and he is known to be back in training this week and so should be immediately available for selection. Fellow winger Rhys Browne is also back on the training ground, having recovered from a hamstring strain picked up during the pre-season friendly at Corby Town on July 28th, meaning he's yet to make an appearance this season. Whether he needs more time to regain his match fitness may decide if he is risked this weekend.

There's also a chance that Middlesbrough loanee Enes Mahmutovic may make his debut for the club. The Luxembourg international had not made it down to Huish Park since he put pen to paper on a season long loan on August 30th. After two matches where he was an unused substitute for his country, Enes finally arrives and so becomes available for selection. One problem that causes though, is that manager Darren Way now has to start leaving out one of his six loan players for each matchday squad that he names. Only five can be put onto any given teamsheet, meaning that will be an issue for the next three-and-a-half months.

Unless something unexpected is on the cards, midfielder James Bailey (knee), striker Francois Zoko (knee), goalkeeper Stuart Nelson (calf) and defender Tom James (hip flexor) are not expected to travel to Wales for the game. However, Sessi D'Almeida will be available again, having missed the EFL Trophy match against Exeter City due to his international call-up for Benin.


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13 September 2018 : Johnson Makes Quick Management Return With Gulls Job
National League South side Torquay United have appointed Gary Johnson as their new first team manager. The 62 year old has made a quick return to football, following the decision by Cheltenham Town to part company with him last month. Aside from his success with Bristol City, Johnson's career has been built within the National League structure, having been only one of three managers to get more than one club promoted into the Football League. For the Gulls, he'd need to achieve two promotions to take them back into the League, having lost their status in 2014. They were relegated to sixth tier level at the end of last season.

Torquay parted company with manager Gary Owers earlier this week and have immediately turned to Johnson as his successor. They haven't revealed the length of deal the Bristol-based manager is on but Chairman Clarke Osborne has said that he sees him as a manager who can take his side to promotion:

"Following our discussions with Gary Owers and decision that we should part company, we have worked hard and at a pace to find a coach able and motivated to find that winning formula and take this Club to promotion. I am delighted to announce that we have been able to attract someone of Gary Johnson's proven ability and clear determination. Equally as important, I believe that Gary Johnson will add further to the excellent work of building our football infrastructure and youth programme. Gary will be meeting the players and staff at the Club this morning and I am sure will be hard at work by lunchtime. I know that everyone is going to give him a warm welcome to Torquay United."

Johnson takes over a side in 14th place in the table, and three points off the top seven positions that give a club a chance in the National League South play-offs. He believes that ultimately he can lead the Devon side back into the Football League:

"It has been a crazy 36 hours in meeting Clarke Osborne and his team, understanding the Club, understanding his ambition and resource and seeing the determination to succeed. I have been really impressed with the plans to equip Torquay United with the facilities and finance to challenge in the football league and I believe that I can lead the Club back to Division 2 and beyond. It is for these reasons that I have chosen to take up this challenge. It's not going to be easy but a strong professional organisation and determined, resourceful owners provide the tools to succeed. I am really looking forward, to meeting everyone and to this challenge."


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13 September 2018 : Advance Ticketing Deadline For Newport County vs Yeovil Town
Yeovil Town supporters planning to travel to the League Two match against Newport County on Saturday should note the deadline for the advance purchase of tickets. The Huish Park Ticket Office will be selling advance priced tickets for the game up until 3.00p.m. on Friday 14th. At that point they will go off sale and thereafter will only be available on the day of the game from the Rodney Parade end, via the ticket booth outside the away turnstiles.

Supporters should note that there is a £2.00 surcharge for any tickets purchased on the day of the match, so use the Huish Park Ticket Office if you want to avoid that. Book online via the Ticketing Portal (linked below) or call them on 01935-847888.

Link: Ticketing For Newport County vs Yeovil Town.

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Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.


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12 September 2018 : Bevis Mugabi Talks About The 2018-19 Season And Squad Strength
Last week, Yeovil Town defender Bevis Mugabi spoke to the BBC about the start to the 2018-19 season. With questions from BBC Somerset reporter Richard Hoskin, Bevis gives his view on the EFL Trophy, the club's newer recruits, his views on the squad strength, and of his own international hopes.

The interview was conducted just prior to the Exeter City match in the EFL Trophy that took place last Tuesday. Read it in full, via the link below.

Link: Bevis Mugabi Speaks To The BBC As Part Of The Build-Up To Exeter City.


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12 September 2018 : Mahmutovic Sits Out Second Luxembourg Game
Yeovil Town's soon-to-be on-loan defender Enes Mahmutovic sat out a second consecutive international match, as Luxembourg secured a 3-0 away win against San Marino on Tuesday night. The UEFA National League match saw the Middlesbrough right-sided defender travel with his country, but was an unused substitute - the same outcome he had on Saturday during their 4-0 win over Moldova.

For the record, Luxembourg's goals came from Maxime Chanot, Aurelien Joachim and Daniel Sinani. Their next fixtures are on Friday 12th October when they travel to Belarus and on Monday 15th October when they are home to San Marino. If Mahmutovic is selected for those games then like Sessi D'Almeida and Shaun Donnellan, he would be absent from Yeovil Town's trips to Bristol Rovers and Cheltenham Town, in terms of the current fixture list.

The Luxembourg match completes Yeovil Town's interest in the international break, and means that by Thursday morning Mahmutovic should finally make it to Somerset, two weeks after he penned his loan agreement with the club. Of the three Glovers players who were involved during the international break, ironically Shaun Donnellan - who was not part of his country's initial squad list - was the only player to get onto the pitch, earning his seventh cap for Republic of Ireland Under-21s.


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11 September 2018 : Donnellan Makes Injury Comeback As Germany Run Riot
Yeovil Town central defender Shaun Donnellan made his comeback from injury on Tuesday night, but had to endure a difficult game at the Tallaght Stadium. The 21 year old was only called up to the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad on Sunday, after the suspensions of two players left Head Coach Noel King short of players from the original squad that had been selected whilst Donnellan was undergoing rehabilitation on a thigh injury.

Tonight saw Donnellan named as a substitute against Germany Under-21s, but he was needed as early as the 15th minute, after Cork City's Sean McLoughlin went down injured. The Glovers player was his replacement, meaning that he featured for the final 75 minutes of the match. What happened wasn't pretty - by the time Donnellan set foot on the field of play Aaron Seydel had netted a fifth minute goal for Germany. They went on to win the match 6-0, with Cedric Teuchert getting a hat-trick, and Suat Serdar getting a brace, with three of those goals coming as penalties.

From a Yeovil Town point of view, it hopefully provides some reassurance that Donnellan has now recovered from the thigh injury he sustained against Mansfield Town on August 11th, and that he can now be brought back into the first team fold for League Two fixtures. Tonight was his seventh cap at Under-21 level.

The Under-21s are next in action on October 11th when they travel to Israel, followed by an away match against Germany on October 16th. Like Sessi D'Almeida, that would leave him absent for the away matches against Bristol Rovers in the EFL Trophy, and the League Two trip to Cheltenham Town.

Final Score: Republic of Ireland Under-21s 0 Germany Under-21s 6.

Republic Of Ireland Under-21s:
Kieran O'Hara, Conor Shaughnessy, Sean McLoughlin, Ryan Delaney, Corey Whelan, Ryan Manning, Liam Kinsella, Joshua Cullen, Jake Mulraney, Reece Grego-Cox, Harry Charsley.

Substitutes: Joe Quigley, Jamie McGrath (54 mins for Ryan Manning), Ronan Hale, Rory Hale, Shaun Donnellan (14 mins for Sean McLoughlin), Liam Bossin

Attendance: 2,325.


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11 September 2018 : Grimsby Town vs Yeovil Town : Man Of The Match Result
Ten days ago, Yeovil Town made the long away trip to Grimsby Town. In what was a tight League Two match, largely dominated by defences, the match gave the Glovers a 1-0 victory when Omari Patrick scored his first goal for the club since arriving on loan from Bradford City.

Man of the Match voting saw Norwich City loanee Diallang Jaiyesimi and centre-back Gary Warren given the thumbs up for their performances on the day. But Warren's centre-back partner Omar Sowunmi also had a fine game as his side gained another clean sheet in the win at Blundell Park. He won the polling on the day, with full results shown below:

1. Omar Sowunmi 56 (3)
2. Gary Warren 42 (4)
3. Diallang Jaiyesimi 24 (1)
4. Nathan Baxter 22 (1)
5. Omari Patrick 14 (1)
6. Carl Dickinson 14 (0)
7. Sessi D'Almeida 12 (0)
8. Alex Pattison 10 (1)
9. Bevis Mugabi 4 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 6.73
Performance : 7.09
Entertainment : 6.36
VOTES RECEIVED : 11


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10 September 2018 : Cheltenham Bring In Former Player As Gary Johnson Replacement
League Two side Cheltenham Town have appointed a new first team manager to replace Gary Johnson. They've taken their time in reaching their decision, given they fired Johnson on August 21st, but have finally recruited former defender Michael Duff as their new boss. He is a 40 year old, who has most recently been coaching Burnley Under-23s, and this will be his first front line position.

Duff is a familiar name to Yeovil Town supporters - he was a Cheltenham defender who scored their 93rd minute winning goal at Whaddon Road in April 1999 that saw the home side promoted to the Football League in a 3-2 win. He made 337 appearances for them, across an eight year period, before signing for Burnley. There he spent twelve years as a player, clocking up 383 appearances, giving him 20 years as a professional across just two clubs.

He stayed at Burnley when he hung up his boots at the age of 38 years old and then moved into coaching positions in Burnley's Academy. He's obtained his UEFA A Licence during that time, and Robins chairman Andy Wilcox believes that the recuitment of Duff has put his team in a much stronger position than it has been before:

"We are absolutely delighted to have Michael Duff on board as our new manager. I think this will be the start of a new era at Cheltenham Town and the Board are very excited to have made this appointment. It has been a very intense few weeks and it has probably taken a bit longer than we wanted because as well as searching for a new manager, we have also strengthened the squad with six new players. I would like to pay tribute to (Caretaker Manager) Russell Milton and all the backroom staff, who have done a magnificent job in difficult circumstances, and I must also thank my fellow Board members, who have all worked extremely hard over the past four weeks. I am certain that the club is now in a much stronger position and we can all move forward together."

Cheltenham Town have not revealed the length of Duff's contract at this stage.


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10 September 2018 : EFL Trophy Ticketing For Bristol Rovers vs Yeovil Town
Advance Tickets for the EFL Trophy Group Stage game between Bristol Rovers and Yeovil Town are now on sale from the Huish Park Ticket Office. The match takes place on Tuesday 9th October, with a 7.45p.m. kick-off at the Memorial Stadium. Prices for this fixture are as follows:

Adults: £10.00; Aged Over-65 or 16-21: £7.00; Under-16: £5.00; Under-11: £1.00.

Wheelchairs and ambulant disabled supporters pay £7.00 (Or £5.00 if Under-16) and can take an Assistant free of charge.

Past policy of Bristol Rovers has tended to be to close off certain parts of their stadium for EFL Trophy Group Stage games, and so it may be that only the seated area behind the goal is allocated to fans. We'll confirm this as soon as it is clear.


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Link: Ticketing For Crawley Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Cheltenham Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Colchester United vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For EFL Trophy Yeovil Town vs West Ham United.

Link: 2018-19 Season League Game Ticket Bundles.

Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.

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


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10 September 2018 : Ticketing For Cheltenham Town vs Yeovil Town
Advance Tickets for the League Two match between Cheltenham Town and Yeovil Town are now on sale. The match takes place on Saturday 13th October, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off at Whaddon Road. Advance tickets are as follows:

Adults £21.00; Over-65s: £15.00; Under-18 and Student (with NUS card): £7.00

Disabled supporters on middle or higher disability allowance pay the relevant band as above, with an assistant admitted free of charge. Wheelchairs bays are available at £15.00 with an Assistant admitted free of charge.

Yeovil Town supporters will be housed in the Hazlewoods Stand, which is the newest part of the ground, and is situated behind the goal, where the old Whaddon Road Terrace used to be. There is provision for up to 1,100 away supporters.

Link: Ticketing For Newport County vs Yeovil Town.

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Link: Ticketing For Crawley Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Colchester United vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For EFL Trophy Yeovil Town vs West Ham United.

Link: 2018-19 Season League Game Ticket Bundles.

Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.

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


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10 September 2018 : Lita Back In English Football With Margate Move
Former Yeovil Town striker Leroy Lita is back in English football again. The 33 year old has signed for Isthmian League Premier Division side Margate, with his international clearance meaning that he will be available for selection from this week onwards. The former Bristol City and Reading striker has recently returned from Thailand where he's been playing for Sisaket, where he scored five goals in 21 appearances.

Sisaket have been his only club since he was released by Yeovil Town in the summer of 2016, with that arrangement having come to an end in September 2017, after they were reported to have fallen behind with his salary payments, amidst general financial problems. His agent at the time stated that his club were more than a month in arrears in terms of his wages, resulting in a breach of contract on the club's behalf, and leaving Lita free to find another club.

He's taken his time in finding a new club, and now joins a club who finished 7th in the Isthmian League last season, and are currently lying in 13th place in what is seventh tier football. Lita has been present at Margate's last two home matches as a spectator, and was formally unveiled to their crowd against Lewes on Saturday.

Link: Leroy Lita : Yeovil Town Statistics.


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9 September 2018 : D'Almeida Sits Out Benin AFCON Draw
Yeovil Town midfielder Sessi D'Almeida was an unused substitute for Benin on Sunday afternoon. The 22 year old had been given a call-up for an African Cup Of Nations qualifying match against Togo in their capital city Lomé, in what was the second of six Group Stage matches. Benin picked up a point as they drew 0-0, with the result keeping them in second place, behind Algeria.

Sessi's two caps for his country came back in 2015, whilst he was on the books of Bordeaux in France. Benin played a 3-4-3 on the day, with David Kiki (Brest, France), Jordan Adeoti (Auxerre, France), captain Stephane Sessegnon (Genēlerbirgi, Turkey) and Chams-deen Chaona (Stade Gabesien, Tunisia) selected as the midfield quartet - Kiki and Chaona played as advanced full-backs in their system, leaving Adeoti and Sessegnon as the two genuine midfielders.

All four players in the midfield roles played out a full 90 minutes during the game, meaning that there wasn't an opportunity for Sessi to get onto the pitch. He'll have to wait until mid-October, when Benin are due to play a double-header against Algeria on October 10th and October 13th in the next two rounds of AFCON qualifying fixtures. If he's selected for the squad, that will cover the away matches against Bristol Rovers in the EFL Trophy, and the League Two trip to Cheltenham Town.


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9 September 2018 : Donnellan Given Belated Call-Up For Second Republic International
Yeovil Town defender Shaun Donnellan has been added to the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad for their Tuesday night match. The centre-back was not included in the list of players announced by the Irish FA last week, with a thigh injury having kept him out of action at Huish Park over the last month. As such, they did not consider him able to join the squad for Friday night's match against Kosovo.

Donnellan's rehabilitation, and suspensions for two players has meant that Head Coach Noel King has been forced to reshuffle his squad for the second match of the international break, with them due to play Germany at the Tallaght Stadium, with a 6.00p.m. (local time) kick-off on Tuesday 11th September.

Cork City defender Sean McLoughlin and Donnellan have been called up to replace Ryan Sweeney and Ronan Curtis, who will not be part of Tuesday's squad. Both replacement players joined the national squad earlier today at a training session at the FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown and thus will be considered for selection.

The revised squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Kieran O'Hara (Manchester United, loan Macclesfield Town), Liam Bossin (Nottingham Forest).

Defenders: Danny Kane (Cork City FC, loan AFC Fylde), Liam Kinsella (Walsall), Connor Shaughnessy (Leeds United), Ryan Delaney (Rochdale), Corey Whelan (Liverpool, loan Crewe Alexandra), Sean McLoughlin (Cork City), Shaun Donnellan (Yeovil Town).

Midfielders: Jake Mulraney (Hearts), Jamie McGrath (Dundalk), Ryan Manning (QPR, loan Rotherham United), Harry Charsley (Everton), Josh Cullen (West Ham United, loan Charlton Athletic), Rory Hale (Derry City).

Forwards: Joe Quigley (Maidstone), Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town), Ronan Hale (Birmingham City, loan Derry City).


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9 September 2018 : No Game Time For Mahmutovic In Nations League Tie
Yeovil Town loanee Enes Mahmutovic was an unused substitute in his country's UEFA Nations League match on Saturday night. The Middlesbrough defender was called up for Luxembourg this weekend for a home match against Moldova but did not get onto the field of play, as they won 4-0 at the Stade Josy Barthel.

Mahmutovic was named on the teamsheet, but wasn't needed as his team took full control of the game from the 34th minute onwards, scoring three more in the second half. They'll now travel to San Marino on Tuesday night, with an evening kick-off, for their second Nations League match, in a group that also contains Belarus, who currently top the standings.

The 21 year old has provided one of the more unusual situations in Yeovil Town's history - a player that has gone on international duty after his loan spell has officially started with the club, but before the player has managed to travel down from the North-East to Somerset. He's expected to arrive at Huish Park next Thursday.

Of the other Yeovil Town players named by the club as being on international duty, Shaun Donnellan was not listed in the squad published by the Republic of Ireland's FA, and so wasn't part of their Friday night match. Midfielder Sessi D'Almeida is currently in Togo, waiting to see if he is on the teamsheet for Benin's AFCON qualifier that takes place at teatime today.


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8 September 2018 : Glovers Pushed Out Of Play-Offs After Weekend Fixtures
Yeovil Town dropped three places in the League Two table this afternoon, as they were one of four clubs to sit out the weekend fixtures. The Glovers ended the weekend in eighth place, with ten fixtures taking place across the afternoon, as wins for Swindon Town, Carlisle United and Exeter City saw them head into the top seven places.

Exeter's 5-1 victory over Notts County was one of the more eye-catching scorelines of the day, as the Magpies' defensive woes during 2018-19 continued, despite their change of first team management. The Grecians climbed into third place as County finished the day having conceded 21 goals in their seven league fixtures, leaving them still firmly rooted to the foot of the division.

League Two leaders Lincoln City stayed top, but suffered a 0-1 home defeat against Crawley Town, as their new boss Gabriele Cioffi watched from the stands, ahead of his takeover of proceedings on Monday morning. Lincoln's defeat means that surprise package Newport County continue their fine start, with a 0-1 win at Boundary Park to lift them into second place and behind the Imps only on goal difference.

Managerless Cheltenham Town were the only team near the bottom of the table to pick up a victory, as they won 1-3 at Northampton Town. The six sides occupying the bottom six positions all lost on the day, meaning that Notts County and Macclesfield Town are still stuck in the relegation zone and yet to pick up their first wins of the season.

The statistics of the day are that Yeovil Town finish the weekend one point outside the play-off spots, and two points off the automatic promotion places. They remain nine points off the relegation zone. Their game in hand against Milton Keynes Dons, who currently lie in 6th place and one point ahead of them, will take place at Huish Park on Tuesday 25th September.

Link: 2018-19 Latest League Two Table.


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8 September 2018 : Glovers Academy Side Extend Lead With Robins Victory
Yeovil Town Under-18s stayed top of their division on Saturday with an emphatic win over second placed Cheltenham Town. In a match played at Alvington, spectators saw a goalless first half, with the home side frustrated as they scored twice only for a linesman's flag to go up on two separate occasions.

The deadlock was swiftly broken after the half time break, with Yeovil switching to a 4-3-3 formation that saw Gabriel Rogers play in a centre-forward position with Neville Nzembela occupying the right-flank whilst Nestor Shako took the wide left position. That produced an instant result as Rogers got himself into space, slipped the ball behind the Cheltenham backline, and allowed Shako the chance to fire the ball underneath the keeper for a 1-0 lead.

Goalscorer turned provider for the second goal, as Hong Wan played a long ball over the top of the flank, allowing Nestor Shako a chance to run onto the pass. He cut the ball onto his right foot and then found Gabriel Rogers who fired a near post shot from the edge of the box for a 2-0 lead.

Nestor Shako got his second and Yeovil's third from the penalty spot by firing into the top right corner, before he claimed his hat-trick with a header from six yards out to put Yeovil 4-0 up against the second placed Robins. Although Cheltenham got themselves a consolation goal from a corner, they ended up well-beaten, with a result that will extend Yeovil's lead at the top of the division, with 16 points from their opening six games.

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

Scorers: Nestor Shako (1-0), Gabriel Rogers (2-0), Nestor Shako (3-0), Nestor Shako (4-0), Cheltenham Scorer (4-1).

Yeovil Town Under-18s:
Tommy Scott, Lewis Dix, Tai Fleming, Daniel Ojo, George Calverley, Alex John, Hong Wan, Gabriel Rogers, Harry Haughton, Nestor Shako, Neville Nzembela

Substitutes: Dan Neild (for Alex John), Archie Strudy (for Nestor Shako)


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8 September 2018 : Taff's Gloversblog : Looking Upwards, Rather Than Down?
The unexpected international break gives Yeovil Town a chance to pause for thought during the early weeks of the 2018-19 season. That gives a chance for the latest Taff's Gloversblog to have a review of how things stand both on the field and off the field during the first month of that season and to see where the improvements and the challenges lie.

Read that blog via the link below, and as ever feel free to add in your own thoughts on how things stand in both areas. Read on via the link below.

Link: Taff's Gloversblog : Looking Upwards, Rather Than Down?


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8 September 2018 : Yeovil Town vs Stevenage : Man Of The Match Result
Two weeks ago, Yeovil Town played host to Stevenage in a League Two match at Huish Park. The match ended in a 2-0 win for the Glovers, with Alex Fisher getting his fourth goal of the season, whilst Sessi D'Almeida grabbed his first. The visitors took a while to get their game going, but ultimately gave up the ghost when they went down to ten men in the final five minutes.

Man of the Match voting saw three of this season's new crop take the top three places. Centre-back Gary Warren was praised for his role in their clean sheet. However, he was a long way behind the lead pair in the polling. Middlesbrough loanee Alex Pattison provided the assist for the opening goal of the game, but he was beaten into second place by a narrow margin by Sessi D'Almeida who has now won four Man of the Match polls since his summer arrival.

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

1. Sessi D'Almeida 364 (24)
2. Alex Pattison 346 (24)
3. Gary Warren 130 (2)
4. Omar Sowunmi 64 (4)
5. Alex Fisher 42 (0)
6. Carl Dickinson 34 (2)
7. Wes McDonald 18 (1)
8. Nathan Baxter 10 (0)
9. Bevis Mugabi 8 (0)
10. Jordan Green 6 (0)
11. Yoann Arquin 4 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 8.35
Performance : 8.35
Entertainment : 8.35
VOTES RECEIVED : 57


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7 September 2018 : Crawley Opt For The Italian Job As Kewell Successor
League Two side Crawley Town have appointed a successor to Harry Kewell, who left the Broadfield Stadium last month to become Notts County's first team manager. They have recruited former Birmingham City coach Gabriele Cioffi on a three year contract - a 43 year old who is a former Italian Serie B defender.

This is his first front line role, having previously held Academy coaching positions with Australian side Adelaid United and Arabian Gulf League side Al Jazira. His most recent position saw him working as a coach under Gianfranco Zola at St Andrews during the 2016-17 season, joining them in December 2016. The implication is that he's been out of work since Zola was shown the door in April 2017. Crawley Director of Football Selim Gaygusuz has said that Cioffi should inherit the best squad the club have had in League Two:

"We had over 80 applicants for the vacancy and appointing a new Head Coach has been an exhaustive process which we started more than a week ago. We wanted a Head Coach with passion, dedication and someone who is prepared to work hard to improve our existing squad. In our extensive discussions with Gabriele we were impressed with his ideas and enthusiasm for the job and his short and long-term vision. He will inherit, in our opinion, the best squad we've had during our time in League Two and we are all looking forward with Gabriele to help take the club forward."

Cioffi won't be in the dugout tomorrow, with the decision taken to allow Caretaker Management duo Filipe Morais and Jimmy Smith one last matchm, whilst their successor sits in the stand at Lincoln City with a watching brief. Glovers fans will get an early chance to see what his side looks like when they travel to the Broadfield Stadium on September 29th.

Link: Ticketing For Crawley Town vs Yeovil Town.


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7 September 2018 : Football League Open Up Pandora's Box Over Live Match Streaming
The Football League have created controversy over the use of their live match streaming platform for this weekend's round of League One and League Two matches. On the weekend that it celebrates its 130th Anniversary, the League is implicitly offering fans a chance to stay at home in their armchairs to watch matches via their iFollow platform, despite Saturday 3.00p.m. matches having had a long-standing agreement that they would not be broadcast live within the UK.

Under general provisions for live broadcasting of games, television and online platform providers have always been barred from screening matches between 2.45p.m. and 5.15p.m. on a Saturday afternoon, with that 'blackout' being put in place to ensure that Saturday afternoon attendances around the country were not affected by the lure of supporters being able to spend Saturdays at home or in a pub, and would be encouraged to go out and watch their clubs live at the ground.

During last season, the Football League introduced live video streaming of EFL Trophy matches to its iFollow platform, on the basis that such games were already low priority for fans to attend. However, a new Broadcasting agreement with Sky Sports that commenced at the start of the 2018-19 season has extended the rights for them to show multiple midweek Championship fixtures via their Red Button functionality, and this was coupled with EFL Clubs launching a 'pay per view' concept where fans could pay a £10.00 fee per game to watch evening fixtures - something that was provided to Glovers fans for the recent away match at Notts County as well as the home game against Oldham Athletic.

Having allowed that scope creep to take place, the Football League have now taken it one step further. All Saturday afternoon 3.00p.m. kick-off matches taking place this weekend will be available to view via their iFollow platform, for the same £10.00 subscription. With that subscription being available per device, rather than per person, there is nothing to stop a supporter hooking their laptop up to their main living room television, and inviting their friends around for the afternoon, all for the same single £10.00 fee. Suddenly that pesky long distance trip to Carlisle United just got a lot cheaper and a lot more manageable for fans.

The obvious downside is that the home club loses out through gate revenue, and secondary spend through pies, pints and programmes. With the iFollow revenue being collected by whichever club the subscription is purchased through, any club that is playing away from home has the incentive to sell subscriptions for their own financial benefit that will potentially come at the expense of the home club. With no sharing of revenue for League fixtures, the away club's clear financial priority will be to encourage fans to stay at home, rather than go to the game.

Clubs that are promoting subscriptions for this weekend's matches are indicating that this change has been authorised due to there being an International Break for Premier League and Championship clubs, with one or two fixtures such as Yeovil Town's home match against Milton Keynes Dons also being called off. But clearly those League One and League Two home clubs that are left with fixtures to play still want to attract punters to their ground.

One club its particularly irked is Accrington Stanley, who do not use the standard Football League website platform or its associate iFollow service, and thus will gain zero financial benefit from this move. Their 3.00p.m. kick-off against Burton Albion also risks the possibility of exiled Accrington fans or visiting Brewers fans deciding to stay at home, thus creating a negative effect for them.

Accrington Chairman Andy Holt believes that this rule change was not directly discussed at the League's 2018 AGM, and believes the issue of Saturday streaming was 'deliberately avoided', pointing out that the Football League's circular buried the issue behind a UEFA document with the EFL briefing saying that it would be "utilised for League games that are played outside the period covered by UEFA's Article 48" - an oblique reference to UEFA's own rules on Broadcasting live games. He explained:

"I'm furious. In a document it relates to a sub section in UEFA rules that we know nothing about. My decision relating to ifollow did not consider this. You know I'm trying my best to get behind the EFL but they sicken me with stunts like this. In a disgraceful sleight of hand the EFL have sneaked a change to the rules in without proper debate in Portugal. We have spoken to Bury and Morecambe and they like us knew nothing about it. The bottom line (in the EFL briefing) was never flagged up or properly discussed. I need a Philadelphia lawyer now to understand the sneaky way changes are pushed through. I would not and do not agree with this change. I guarantee you if I'd realised I would have kicked off in Portugal. The issue is that the EFL did not specifically tell us about the rule change. They are there to represent our clubs and have to properly debate substantive issues with their stakeholders."

Holt also adds that in addition to Bury and Morecambe, he has been told by Port Vale that they also were unaware of the rule change. With the EFL having quietly moved into scope Checkatrade Trophy games, then evening games, and now International Break weekends into the scope of live domestic streamed matches, the question all 72 EFL Chairmen should be asking is how far that scope creep will continue, and why the EFL's senior executives chose to push it through in a way that at least four League Two Chairmen were unaware of.


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7 September 2018 : Alcock Signs Short Term Deal With Robins
Former Yeovil Town right-back Craig Alcock has signed a short term deal with Cheltenham Town. The 30 year old was a stated target for the Glovers over the summer, but he has now signed an agreement with the Robins that takes him through until January 2019, having left Doncaster Rovers at the end of last season.

Cheltenham Town had also tried to sign Alcock over the summer, but the Gloucestershire club have stated that the Truro-born player had been planning to sign for a higher division club, and so had turned them down. That deal with the unnamed club then fell through, leaving him without a club.

He's now returned back to Whaddon Road to agree a deal with them - his old boss Gary Johnson has since left the building, meaning that he's now signed up with Caretaker Manager Russell Milton, who is about to relinquish that role, with a permanent manager about to be announced. Milton gave his views on finally securing Alcock:

"Craig is an experienced full-back that we have been after for a while and I'm pleased to get this one over the line. We tried to sign him over the summer but it fell through because he had an offer elsewhere and it hasn't quite happened. He's been training with another club to keep fit and he's a good lad as well so we're pleased to have him on board. Craig is a good all-round full-back. He is good on the ball and can get up and down the pitch. I'm sure he is going to be a good player for us."

Glovers boss Darren Way had stated in May 2018 that he was trying to bring Alcock back to Huish Park. But the loan signing of Middlesbrough defender Enes Mahmutovic, who is due to arrive in Somerset around next Wednesday or Thursday, would have brought an end to his search for cover in the full-back area.


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6 September 2018 : Former Loanee Roberts Nets First International Goal
Former Yeovil Town loanee Connor Roberts netted his first ever senior international goal on Thursday night, as Wales demolished the Republic of Ireland in their opening UEFA Nations League tie. The Swansea City player netted the fourth of the evening as Ryan Giggs' side won 4-1 at Cardiff City Stadium. Another former Glovers loanee Tom Lawrence, currently on the books of Derby County, scored the opener in a one-sided encounter.

It was Lawrence who set the tone of the game rolling, as he latched onto a Joe Allen through ball, lashing home a sixth minute goal for what was his third international goal in 14 appearances. The crowd then saw Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey extend Wales to a 3-0 half time lead against a very shaky looking Republic of Ireland side.

On 55 minutes came a big moment in the rising career of Connor Roberts. The 22 year old, who has already made six first team appearances for Swansea City this season, isn't one to get too far forward, having never scored a professional first team goal. But he was far enough forward on the edge of the box when a ball from Gareth Bale was switched across the box. Roberts controlled the ball, and then hit an 18 yard strike with his left foot for the fourth Wales goal of the evening, on the night of his third cap.

Ireland, whose side included ex-Glovers centre-back Shane Duffy, managed to get a consolation goal later in the half when substitute Shaun Williams shot past Wayne Hennessey - another former Glover - for a 4-1 scoreline. But that didn't dampen the spirits of a Welsh side full of younger players, who will now meet Denmark in their next Group game on Sunday.


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6 September 2018 : 2018-19 Season League Game Ticket Bundles
Yeovil Town are repeating their ticket bundling offer for the 2018-19 season. The offer for home League Two matches, offers six and twelve game ticket bundles via the online portal or through the Ticket Office, for fans who have not purchased a Season Ticket, but may be confident that they will attend a set number of games. They can purchase their own ticket bundle at a cheaper price than if they bought them one-by-one.

Supporters purchasing the Ticket Bundles will be given either six or twelve voucher codes. You do not need to select all of the matches you plan to attend all in one go, meaning that although you'll pay for the bundle up front, you can choose which games you'll attend later in the season, or select them in phases.

Ticket Bundles are sold as either Adult or Senior rates. This means you can't mix'n'match categories - i.e. all six/twelve of your tickets must be for the same type of supporter. In addition, you can only use one voucher code per match - i.e. you can't use two codes for the same game. Voucher codes will remain valid for League Two fixtures for the 2018-19 season - it will be a supporter's responsibility to ensure that they use up all voucher codes purchased by the end of the 2018-19 season, or they will expire.

Ticket Bundle prices are as shown below - note that the club have decided to offer a flat rate for seated bundles, rather than differentiate between Wing block seats and more Central block seats. This means you're saving slightly more if you decide to opt for Central block seats. As usual, all tickets and seating positions are subject to availability:

Seated:
Adults: £228 (12 games, £19.00 per ticket) or £120 (6 games, £20.00 per ticket)

Terrace:
Adults: £180 (12 games, £15.00 per ticket) or £96 (6 games, £16.00 per ticket)
Seniors: £156 (12 games, £13.00 per ticket) or £84 (6 games, £14.00 per ticket)

Note: The offer is not currently on the Online Ticketing Portal, but there are plans for it to be introduced shortly.


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6 September 2018 : Darren Way Talks About Exeter City EFL Trophy Team Selection
Just before Tuesday night's EFL Trophy Group Stage game against Exeter City kicked off at Huish Park, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren explains the thinking behind his four changes, the unchanged back five, the inclusion of Daniel Ojo in the side, and his views on the Checkatrade Trophy. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Darren Way Speaks To The BBC Just Before Kick-Off Against Exeter City.


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5 September 2018 : GWSC Travel For Newport County vs Yeovil Town
The Green and White Supporters Club have set their travel plans for the League Two match against Newport County. The match takes place at Rodney Parade on Saturday 15th September 2018, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off. Departure times and prices are listed as follows:

Newport County : Saturday 15th September 2018.
Huish Park: 11.00a.m.
Adult Members: £15.00; Member Concessions: £13.00
Adult Non-Members: £17.00; Non-Member Concessions: £15.00

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 Newport County vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Crawley Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Colchester United vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For EFL Trophy Exeter City And West Ham Home Games.

Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.

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


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5 September 2018 : Darren Way's Verdict On The Exeter City EFL Trophy Game
Following Tuesday night's 0-0 draw with Exeter City in the EFL Trophy, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren gives his views on the performance within the 90 minute period, the penalty shoot-out, and the break his players will now have before their next game at Newport County. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Darren Way's Verdict On The Exeter City EFL Trophy Game.


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5 September 2018 : Video : Yeovil Town vs Exeter City EFL Trophy Match Highlights
For those who want to watch match highlights from Yeovil Town's 0-0 draw against Exeter City in the EFL Trophy, these are now available online. In the two minute's worth of footage, you'll find first half and second half chances for Jordan Green, the latter of which was followed up by an Omari Patrick effort. They also show the spot kick that Patrick missed on the night, coupled with Exeter's winning penalty from Jack Sparkes that gave them a bonus point. Watch the footage below.




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5 September 2018 : Way Puts Emphasis On Clean Sheets After Penalty Shoot-Out Loss
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way has said that he wanted to concentrate on the positives of his side gaining another clean sheet, following Tuesday night's EFL Trophy Group Stage match against Exeter City. The Glovers drew the match at Huish Park with a 0-0 scoreline across the 90 minutes of open play, but then lost a penalty shoot-out 4-3 that gave the Grecians a bonus point from the first of three matches at this stage.

Way preferred to reflect upon his side's performance during the open play period, that saw the club gain their fifth consecutive clean sheet in all competitions. He told BBC Somerset that he was happy with the fact that they still created a number of chances during the game:

"It's important that we look at the positives. It's another clean sheet. I can't have a go at anyone. I thought that Alex Pattison in the second half was very very effective, and Omari won us the game on Saturday. So I've told them to keep their heads up. They still gave everything. We had two or three efforts in a one-v-one with the goalkeeper, and on a normal day they've gone in for us. The players kept fighting until the end, and we were unfortunate to lose it on penalties."

The penalty shoot-out was lost when Alex Pattison had his spot kick saved before Omari Patrick blasted his attempt over the crossbar. Way chose not to push any blame on Patrick, pointing out that on Saturday, the Bradford City striker had won his side a League Two fixture at Grimsby Town by scoring the only goal of the game:

"It's just unfortunate. Omari won us the game on Saturday, and he's missed a penalty. You've got to be brave to take penalties. I've been involved in a number of penalty shoot-outs. We've won some and we've lost some, and we've been very successful previously. So it's one of those things and we move on."

The Glovers made four changes on the night of the game, swapping out both of their strikers and both of their central midfielders, giving other players their chance in the starting line-up. One of the players missing was midfielder Sessi D'Almeida, who has started his international duty with Benin this week. Way admitted that his team missed his energy on the pitch:

"Yes, 100 percent - it's obvious. But certain individuals need to follow that suit. Having said that, I thought that when Alex Pattison came on, he was very very effective. These players will make mistakes. I keep saying that making mistakes doesn't mean that they're failures. They're developing and probably someone you could look at tonight is Bevis Mugabi. I thought he was phenomenal. He's probably up there as the best one-v-one player that I've seen defensively, and I've been very impressed with his performance tonight."


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4 September 2018 : EFL Trophy Man of the Match Voting for Yeovil Town vs Exeter City
If you watched Tuesday night's penalty shoot-out defeat against Exeter City at Huish Park, don't forget to cast your Man of the Match votes. Choose your top three players from the match, plus entertainment and performance ratings along with any other comments you want to make on the game, using the form below.

Link: Man of the Match Voting for Yeovil Town vs Exeter City.


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4 September 2018 : Yeovil 0 Exeter 0 : Sparkes Spot Kick Gives Grecians Bonus Point
Yeovil Town picked up a point, but lost their penalty shoot-out against Exeter City on Tuesday night, in their opening EFL Trophy Group Stage match at Huish Park. In a match that finished 0-0 in normal time, the Glovers had their best chance in open play when a second half trio of chances saw Jordan Green and Omari Patrick spurn efforts on goal. When it came to the spot kicks, although Chiedozie Ogbene fired well wide to put Yeovil in charge, the Glovers failed to convert consecutive penalties from Alex Pattison and Omari Patrick, allowing Grecians Academy player Jack Sparkes the chance to give his side a bonus point and put them on top of their group after one game.

The Glovers went into the match making four changes to their starting line-up for the game. Sessi D'Almeida was on international duty, whilst Alex Pattison was sat on the bench, allowing Jake Gray and Alefe Santos a chance to pair up in midfield. Up front, Alex Fisher and Diallang Jaiyesimi dropped to the bench, with Omari Patrick and Olufela Olomola replacing them, although Patrick started the game on the wing, with Yoann Arquin going up front.

In what was a rather quiet first half, the visitors created the better of the opportunities, even if it was Olufela Olomola's burst through as he chested the ball down, that brought off the game's first save, with his drive being parried away by James Hamon. Exeter were pressing the midfield well, and they saw a Jayden Stockley free kick deflect off the Yeovil defensive wall and over the bar, before a flowing move by Hiram Boateng saw him set up Lee Martin, only to find Nathan Baxter in the way.

Exeter got the ball in the back of the net five minutes before the break through Jayden Stockley, although he was flagged offside from Hiram Boateng's pass almost immediately, meaning that even the Exeter striker probably knew it wouldn't have counted. It was a half of very few efforts on goal, with the tempo of the match far lower than previous league games, and Yeovil's midfield struggling to get dominance of the ball. A few reshuffles saw Jordan Green finish the half up front, with Yoann Arquin moving back to the wing, but it still didn't spark anything of note.

The second period saw a more end to end brighter affair as the game began to open up. The Glovers had a wonderful opportunity early on in this period, with Jordan Green getting behind the Exeter back line, only to find James Hamon blocking his shot. As the goalmouth turned into diving bodies, Green saw a second effort blocked, before Omari Patrick and Olufela Olomola got in each other's way, with Patrick's weak shot easily saved by the recovering Hamon.

Alefe Santos gave away possession in midfield, allowing Exeter to break through Lee Martin, who in turn set up Jayden Stockley, with the striker's shot going across the face of goal. That was to be the end of Santos, as he was replaced a minute later by Alex Pattison. That allowed Yeovil to up their game far more in the centre, with Omari Patrick having a teed up shot blocked well by James Oakes for a corner.

With the game now firmly opening up, Jordan Tillson's shot saw Nathan Baxter parry the ball around the post for a corner, with Tillson putting over the crossbar from the resultant set piece, as he rose highest for the header, but misdirected it. But the longer the half went on, the more it fizzled out, with Alex Pattison having one 30 yard effort going over the bar, whilst another attempt went well wide. Yeovil did force a succession of three late corners, but Exeter by then were getting bodies in the way, meaning the game went to a shoot-out.

The first five spot kicks were all well delivered, meaning that when Exeter's Chiedozie Ogbene shot well wide of the goal, the Glovers should have been in a commanding position at 3-2 up, and a goal advantage. But Alex Pattison saw his spot kick saved, meaning that when Omari Patrick blasted his penalty well over the crossbar, it was the Grecians that had the advantage. Up stepped Exeter City's 17 year old Jack Sparkes - who had already netted against Yeovil Town as a 16 year old in last season's competition, and he scored the winning penalty to give Exeter a 4-3 victory from the shoot-out, and the extra bonus point.

Final Score: Yeovil Town 0 Exeter City 0. (Exeter City win 3-4 on penalties)

Scorers: None.

Penalties: Diallang Jaiyesimi (1-0, Scored), Matt Jay (1-1, Scored), Olufela Olomola (2-1, Scored), Archie Collins (2-2, Scored), Carl Dickinson (3-2, Scored), Chiedozie Ogbene (3-2, MISSED), Alex Pattison (3-2, SAVED), Tristan Abrahams (3-3, Scored), Omari Patrick (3-3, MISSED), Jack Sparkes (3-4, Scored).

Yeovil Town:
12. Nathan Baxter
5. Bevis Mugabi, 6. Omar Sowunmi (Capt), 4. Gary Warren, 3. Carl Dickinson
11. Jordan Green, 10. Jake Gray, 30. Alefe Santos, 8. Omari Patrick
24. Olufela Olomola, 18. Yoann Arquin

Substitutes:
25. Steve Phillips, 9. Alex Fisher, 14. Diallang Jaiyesimi (65 mins for Jordan Green), 15. Gabriel Rogers, 17. Alex Pattison (52 mins for Alefe Santos), 19. Korrey Henry, 26. Daniel Ojo

Exeter City:
13 James Hamon
18 James Oates 23 Luke Croll 4 Dara O'Shea 3 Craig Woodman
27 Archie Collins 6 Jordan Tillson 44 Hiram Boateng 7 Lee Martin
17 Matt Jay 11 Jayden Stockley

Substitutes:
2 Pierce Sweeney 8 Nicky Law 19 Tristan Abrahams (77 mins for Lee Martin) 24 Chiedozie Ogbene (56 mins for Hiram Boateng) 31 Jack Sparkes (66 mins for Jayden Stockley) 32 Felix Norman 41 Will Dean

Yeovil Bookings: None.

Exeter City Bookings: None.

Yeovil Match Statistics: Possession: 52%; Shots: 12; Shots On Target: 7; Corners: 8; Fouls: 14.

Exeter City Match Statistics: Possession: 48%; Shots: 10; Shots On Target: 3; Corners: 5; Fouls: 9.

Referee: Trevor Kettle (Rutland). Assistants: Samuel Ogles (Hampshire) and Christopher Husband (Worcestershire). Fourth Official: Savvas Yianni (Weston-super-Mare).

Attendance: 1,518 (with 160 Exeter City supporters).


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4 September 2018 : EFL Trophy Team News For Yeovil Town vs Exeter City
Yeovil Town have named their starting line-up for Tuesday evening's EFL Trophy Group Stage against Exeter City at Huish Park. The match sees four changes to the starting line-up for the match, compared to last weekend's match against Grimsby Town. In midfield Alefe Santos replaces Sessi D'Almeida who drops off the teamsheet to start his international duty. He is partnered by Jake Gray with Middlesbrough loanee Alex Pattison dropping to the bench. Up front, there is a new front pairing with Scunthorpe United loanee Olufela Olomola and Bradford City loanee Omari Patrick given their first starts, with Diallang Jaiyesimi and Alex Fisher dropping to the bench.

The Glovers have two long term absentees. Midfielder James Bailey has been out since Boxing Day 2017, and had an operation on a knee injury in July that will keep him out for an indefinite period. Striker Francois Zoko has had a knee injury that will keep him out for eight-to-twelve weeks, meaning he will be absent until around the end of October. Winger Rhys Browne's hamstring injury is still keeping him out, whilst goalkeeper Stuart Nelson is yet to resume training following a calf injury. Defender Shaun Donnellan has a thigh strain. Tom James (hip flexor) and Wes McDonald (unspecified) are more recent injury issues.

Middlesbrough defender Enes Mahmutovic is on international duty with Luxembourg, although has yet to arrive at Huish Park to commence his loan spell, and won't do until midway through next week. Midfielder Sessi D'Almeida is on international duty with Benin, with them travelling to Togo this weekend.

The team this evening lines up as follows:

Yeovil Town:
12. Nathan Baxter
5. Bevis Mugabi, 6. Omar Sowunmi (Capt), 4. Gary Warren, 3. Carl Dickinson
11. Jordan Green, 10. Jake Gray, 30. Alefe Santos, 18. Yoann Arquin
24. Olufela Olomola, 8. Omari Patrick

Substitutes:
25. Steve Phillips, 9. Alex Fisher, 14. Diallang Jaiyesimi, 15. Gabriel Rogers, 17. Alex Pattison, 19. Korrey Henry, 26. Daniel Ojo

Exeter City:
13 James Hamon
18 James Oates 23 Luke Croll 4 Dara O'Shea 3 Craig Woodman
6 Jordan Tillson 27 Archie Collins 44 Hiram Boateng
17 Matt Jay 11 Jayden Stockley 7 Lee Martin

Substitutes:
2 Pierce Sweeney 8 Nicky Law 19 Tristan Abrahams 24 Chiedozie Ogbene 31 Jack Sparkes 32 Felix Norman 41 Will Dean


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4 September 2018 : Ticketing For Crawley Town vs Yeovil Town
Advance tickets for Yeovil Town's League Two match against Crawley Town are now on sale from the Huish Park Ticket Office. The match takes place on Saturday 29th September with a 3.00p.m. kick-off at the Broadfield Stadium. You have a choice of seating or terracing, with prices set as follows:

East Stand - Seated:
Adult: £20.00; Over-65s: £15.00; Under-21s: £13.00; Under-18s: £10.00; Under-16s: £4.00; Under-11s: £1.00.

North Stand - Terracing:
Adult: £16.00; Over-65s: £12.00; Under-21s: £11.00; Under-18s: £10.00; Under-16s: £4.00; Under-11s: £1.00.

Ambulant Disabled supporters will pay the relevant age bracket above but can admit an assistant free of charge. For Wheelchairs access and other disabled bookings call Crawley direct on 01293 410 000.

Tickets will also be available on the day at the same prices as above. However, the nearby ticket cabin will be cash only. For card payments you will need to go to their Ticket Office. Any tickets purchased for collection will be held at the ticket cabin.

Supporters can use the Redz Bar (situated outside the opposite South Stand) before the game.

There is very limited car parking available on a first come, first served basis. This is charged at £5.00 per car.

Link: Ticketing For Newport County vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Colchester United vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For EFL Trophy Exeter City And West Ham Home Games.

Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.

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


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4 September 2018 : EFL Trophy Officials For Yeovil Town vs Exeter City
Officials for the EFL Trophy Group Stage match between Yeovil Town and Exeter City have been published by the Football League. The match takes place on Tuesday 4th September 2018, with a 7.45p.m. kick-off at Huish Park. With such early competition fixtures often being low-key affairs, with little controversy, the League have decided to liven things up by appointing Trevor Kettle (Rutland). Fortunately, the disciplinary rules for the EFL Trophy run entirely independently from the main Football League suspension rules, meaning that whatever happens tonight can't affect the main League campaign.

If you don't know who Our Trev is, then we'll assume that you're new to Planet Earth. His name has been legendary amongst Glovers fans for approaching two decades - whether it's referring to him as "the Whistling Kettle" in games, or berating other referees to ask "Are you Kettle in disguise?" at any duff decision. His reputation has grown over the years, and we're not the only football club who knows of his legendary status.

Going back 18 years, our first view of him was on a Bank Holiday Monday, August 28th, 2000. We won the match against Hednesford Town 4-2 but still came away talking about an utterly bizarre refereeing performance that included two farcical penalty decisions for the penalties. The thing about Trevor is he likes to be noticed - and he doesn't care what you think of him. If he's given one penalty decision in a game, then he has no qualms in giving another - the same applies to yellow and red cards, and if anything there's a perception that once the card-waving genie is out of the bottle, it's hard to put it back in.

His appointment to the National List in 2003 coincided with our rise into the Football League, but his position in the RAF found him moving to East Anglia and we saw far less of him. However our fates have remained intertwined, and his highest refereeing honour to date, was as Fourth Official at the 2007 League One Play-off Final at Wembley.

When in the middle his performances had improved over the intervening years, and he was hardly noticeable in games at Huish Park against the likes of Blackpool, Chesterfield and Port Vale, or away at St Mary's in the League Cup. Even we had to stick on our neutral hats and admit that probably Gary Roberts deserved to walk for a high tackle whilst on a yellow card at Cheltenham Town in our meeting in April 2009 - such an opportunity to get the cards out for that was meat'n'drink for Trevor.

And that's what he does - you'll rarely get a 'last warning' with Our Trev, he'll whip out a card quicker than a sharp-shooter in an old-fashioned Western film, and by the time you're midway through the second half, you've entirely lost count. In the case of a Southend United vs Canvey Island televised cup tie, even he lost count as to who he had booked and when, by showing a 'second' yellow card to a player who hadn't been booked - a sort of a Graham Poll incident only with just the one yellow being involved.

Then there was the match in January 2011 at Hillsborough saw a 2-2 draw that ramped up his reputation for the more modern Yeovil Town supporter, who might not have appreciated why us old-timers rant'n'rave every time his name gets mentioned. This game was littered with seven yellow cards being raised, two red cards, and a twice taken (and missed) penalty. On that night, it was at times like watching one of those motorway pile-ups, where you realise that once one car crashes, that it's going to release a horrible chain of events. On 53 minutes, not a single card had been raised, but in the remaining 37 minutes, you needed a calculator to keep up with what was going on.

The red card for Luke Ayling was a typical Kettle dismissal - the majority of League One referees would not have considered raising a second yellow, giving the player one last chance on what wasn't a particularly bad tackle, but no, off he went. Equally, the Giles Coke twice-taken spot kick on the video showed the major encroachment actually came from Yeovil players and not from the Owls, so we got a bit lucky there. Even though there were no complaints on Adam Virgo's red card for a professional foul, the general feel of the night was that this was a Kettlesque performance.

We then had him three months later against Oldham Athletic at Huish Park. We're not sure if the Latics had done their homework on the official, but they seemed to do rather a lot of trying to wind things up, combined with the odd dodgy tumble inside the box to see if Our Trev would bite. He didn't on that count, but still managed to raise his yellow card seven times, including sending poor old Luke Ayling from the field for a second time.

We were then serenaded by our One True Love on Valentines Day 2012, as we journeyed to play Wycombe Wanderers. This romantic encounter was never a dirty game, but Mr Kettle was in the mood for handing out cards to those he loved - providing eight players across both teams a memento of their floodlit evening. We're not sure if we should praise him or heckle him for the fact that the Glovers had to take off Gavin Williams during that game to stop him from being sent off. In most other circumstances Gav wouldn't have been in danger - to be fair to the referee, he apparently did tell the Glovers bench that Gavin's next foul would see him leave the field, thus inviting us to get Gavin off before he did. He also managed to conjure up seven minutes of second half injury time in a game where the physios had barely entered the field of play.

On Tuesday 12th March 2013, we were left almost disappointed. The Football League's website had quite firmly stated that Mr Kettle would be joining us for the evening home game against Crawley Town. By the time we got to kick-off, his name had been replaced by James Adcock. Mr Adcock had a game so bad that a number of people still assumed it was Our Trev as they abused Adcock with Kettle-heckles, but mercifully he was sat at home watching TV.

However, he made his mighty return later that year for the August 2013 fixture against Reading during our year in the Championship. With 13 minutes remaining of a gutsy Glovers performance, Luke Ayling and Adam Le Fondre did battle close to the home terrace touchline, and with the ball looking like it was about to run out of play, Le Fondre went own. The Whistling Kettle decided to do his thing and award the penalty that won the game for the Royals. Watching back on the match video, the decision looked horrifically soft, and manager Gary Johnson berated the decision:

"I'm gutted for the lads because they've had that great performance taken away from them by that particular decision. And if you give that decision as it was, then you've got to give the one at the other end (when Michael Ngoo went down in the box), because in my opinion they are exactly the same. This particular referee likes to give penalties on occasions and is very quick to give them. I just think that sometimes you have to think about it for a couple of seconds. I'm going home pleased with my team, but a little bit angry with how the game has been won."

In February 2016, we're not sure if Our Trev was maybe a bit off colour, but for the match against Dagenham and Redbridge at Victoria Road - a vital six-pointer in which he could have easily stepped in and become the star of the show - he actually had a good unobtrusive game, with just one late yellow card and very little input into the game of note. He was rather more visible for the April 2017 game against Carlisle United - our most recent encounter - where he was the man that dismissed Ben Whitfield from the field of play. The challenge on Tom Miller looked more accidental than vicious, but when a crowd of opposition players all surround Kettle after a controversial incident, you know the red card is coming out. To be fair, if it wasn't him in charge, we probably would have nodded in agreement.

We had him twice during the 2017-18 season. The first was in September 2017, when he took charge of the League Two match against Crawley Town. In all honesty, he didn't have a big impact on the match, even if he lived on the edge with seven bookings, that left you wondering who had and hadn't been booked. We didn't have a good day, losing the match 2-0, and Kettle stopped us from getting back into the match late on after he blew up during a goalmouth scramble, but despite our green-tinted spectacles we thought Crawley's keeper had been fouled. It wasn't a particularly good day, but the officials didn't come into that. Most recently he took charge of the April 2018 match against Swindon Town at the County Ground. There he was unusually restrained - a rather robust challenge by Omar Sowunmi just before half time led to a melee that usually results in Our Trev raising a red or two - instead he just dished out two yellows, and otherwise stayed out of the game.

If you think it's just Yeovil Town matches that he does this for, then you'd be wrong. In February 2017, he took charge of the League Two match between Cambridge United and Newport County. During that game he awarded a penalty, and gave a red card to Newport's Mitchell Rose late on during the match. Whilst they couldn't appeal against the penalty itself, Newport successfully appealed against the red card dished out to Rose, and were successful in doing so. However, Kettle still had the last laugh - during the incident, Rose had knocked the red card out of Kettle's hand with it dropping to the floor, and so Rose was charged by the FA for misconduct. The end result was that he received a five match ban for that part of the incident, penalising him for a card that the FA agreed should never have been raised.

Mr Kettle will be aided and abetted by Samuel Ogles (Hampshire) and Christopher Husband (Worcestershire). The Fourth Official will be Savvas Yianni (Weston-super-Mare).

Link: January 2011 : Sheffield Wednesday 2 Yeovil Town 2.

Link: April 2011 : Yeovil Town 1 Oldham Athletic 1.

Link: February 2012 : Wycombe Wanderers 2 Yeovil Town 3.

Link: August 2013 : Yeovil Town 0 Reading 1.

Link: February 2016 : Dagenham and Redbridge 0 Yeovil Town 1.

Link: April 2017 : Yeovil Town 0 Carlisle United 2.

Link: September 2017 : Crawley Town 2 Yeovil Town 0.

Link: April 2018 : Swindon Town 2 Yeovil Town 2.


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3 September 2018 : 2018-19 EFL Trophy Player Selection Rules
The Football League have published full details of their rules for the 2018-19 EFL Trophy. The rules have gradually been tweaked over the years, with the last changes being announced around the League's 2018 Summer AGM. The League have now made further changes, which continue to relax the rules over what each club can field as an eligible team.

Although this won't affect Yeovil Town at present, the new rules allow players that are on loan with National League clubs (including all three divisions) can be recalled back to their parent club and play in the competition for the evening, before resuming their loan agreement with the National League side. This is only allowed for long-term (half-season, full-season) loans.

When the revamped Trophy competition was relaunched for the 2016-17 season, the rules stated that a club's starting eleven must contain at least six of the players that had started the club's previous first team fixture, or include six of the club's eleven most regular starters. Only one of the two methods could be used to select the team. That definition has gradually been heavily eroded.

The 2018-19 definiton now allows Football League clubs to select just four outfield players in the starting line-up that meet the 'recognised first team player' definition. That definition has now been expanded further, with the criteria for an individual player (rather than the team) being allowed to be any of the following:

a) Started the club's immediately preceding first team fixture
b) Starts the club's immediately following first team fixture
c) Is in the top ten players who have started the most first team fixtures during the season
d) Has made 40 or more starting appearances in first team fixtures or international equivalents during his career (which can be during previous seasons or for previous clubs)
e) Is on loan from an EPPP Category One Academy club

The choice of goalkeeper is no longer assessed for the competition rules - only outfield starters are considered. Clubs that do not meet the rules can be fined up to £5,000 per game where this is breached.

The effect of this season's rule changes, is that Yeovil Town would find it hard to breach the competition rules. Considering the players that currently have a first team squad number, and based on their last starting line-up, only Korrey Henry, Wes McDonald, Tyrique Spencer-Clarke, Olufela Olomola and Gabriel Rogers would fail to make this criteria. However, given the rules allow six such outfield players to be selected, it would only be once they started dipping into their Under-18 side that they would need to pay clear attention to the rules.


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3 September 2018 : Irish FA Omit Donnellan From National Squad Due To Injury
Barely 30 minutes after Yeovil Town named defender Shaun Donnellan as having been called up for the Republic of Ireland Under-21 internationals, the FA of Ireland have announced that he will NOT feature due to injury. The squad announced on the FAI website does not name Donnellan in their eighteen man squad - he was one of three players the Glovers had named as the underlying reason behind the postponement of their League Two match against Milton Keynes Dons this weekend.

Head Coach Noel King has selected an eighteen man squad for the trip to Kosovo along with the home match against Germany, which includes former loanee Corey Whelan, who is currently in another temporary spell away from Liverpool, on the books of Crewe Alexandra.

Of Donnellan, King confirms that Donnellan won't be part of his squad due to injury, with the player having been out since August 11th due to a thigh problem:

"The players are really looking forward to the week ahead and the squad are excited about the fixtures. They've got ourselves into a great position going into the games and they'll look to secure more crucial points in these next two games. The group are missing a few players, the likes of Connor Dimaio, Olamide Shodipo and Shaun Donnellan so the group will have to come together and work hard during the week to get the results we need."

Goalkeepers: Kieran O'Hara (Manchester United, loan Macclesfield Town), Liam Bossin (Nottingham Forest).

Defenders: Danny Kane (Cork City FC, loan AFC Fylde), Ryan Sweeney (Stoke City, loan Mansfield United), Liam Kinsella (Walsall), Connor Shaughnessy (Leeds United), Ryan Delaney (Rochdale), Corey Whelan (Liverpool, loan Crewe Alexandra).

Midfielders: Jake Mulraney (Hearts), Jamie McGrath (Dundalk), Ryan Manning (QPR, loan Rotherham United), Harry Charsley (Everton), Josh Cullen (West Ham United, loan Charlton Athletic), Rory Hale (Derry City).

Forwards: Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth), Joe Quigley (Maidstone), Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town), Ronan Hale (Birmingham City, loan Derry City).


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3 September 2018 : Donnellan Given Republic Of Ireland Call-Up
Yeovil Town centre-back Shaun Donnellan has been named as the third player called up into his national squad for this coming weekend. Whilst the names of Sessi D'Almeida (Benin) and Enes Mahmutovic (Luxembourg) were already known to have been called up on international duty, the identity of the third person that had caused this weekend's League Two match against Milton Keynes Dons to be called off had not previously been divulged.

Donnellan's inclusion in the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad for a pair of international matches is something of a surprise, given that he's missed the last five matches with a thigh injury. The 21 year old was substituted at half time during the August 11th match against Mansfield Town and has not appeared on a teamsheet since. Donnellan himself has said he still has a week's worth of rehabilitation left on his injury, adding today:

"Still got a tough week of rehab to go. Hoping to be right for a massive game."

Despite that, the club have allowed him to be released to travel to Kosovo for a UEFA European Championship U21 qualifier on Friday 7th September, which will be followed up by a home match against Germany on Tuesday 11th September.

The call-up for Sessi D'Almeida was known about last week and will see him travel to play against Togo in a 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifier.

Meanwhile the call-up for Middlesbrough defender Enes Mahmutovic was made prior to his loan transfer being agreed. He will travel to Luxembourg to play Moldova on Saturday, before an away match against San Marino next Tuesday. Only after that game he will finally make his first trip down to South Somerset to commence his loan agreement.


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3 September 2018 : Francois Zoko Talks About His Recent Knee Injury
Last month, Yeovil Town striker Francois Zoko suffered a serious knee injury, when he was the victim of a foul, during second half injury time against Mansfield Town. Whilst he hobbles about, he's still managed to make it to a couple of games as a spectator - the latest was Saturday's 1-0 victory over Grimsby Town. There he spoke to local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, explaining what his current fitness looks like and some of his views on the squad and the newer signings, as well as the role that he can still play when he gets to games. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Francois Zoko Speaks To The BBC About His Recent Injury.


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3 September 2018 : Darren Way Talks About Grimsby Town Team Selection
Just before Saturday afternoon's League Two match against Grimsby Town kicked off at Blundell Park, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren talks about the return of Scunthorpe United loanee Olufela Olomola, the injuries to Tom James and Wes McDonald and his views on the squad expansion. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Darren Way Speaks To The BBC Just Before Kick-Off Against Against Grimsby Town.


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2 September 2018 : Omari Patrick Talks About His Debut Goal And The Grimsby Win
Following Saturday afternoon's 1-0 victory over Grimsby Town at Blundell Park, Yeovil Town's on loan striker Omari Patrick spoke to the BBC. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, the Bradford City loanee gives his views on the goal itself, the victory and his initial impressions of around a week at Huish Park. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Omari Patrick Speaks To The BBC After The 0-1 Win Against Grimsby Town.


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2 September 2018 : Video : Two Minute Highlights From Grimsby Town vs Yeovil Town
For those who want to view lengthier match highlights of Saturday's 1-0 victory over Grimsby Town at Blundell Park, these are now available online. There are two minute's worth of YouTube footage available below. In addition to the winning goal from Bradford City loanee Omari Patrick, they also feature a first half chance from Diallang Jaiyesimi, along with a late effort on goal from Patrick. Watch the clip below.




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2 September 2018 : Glovers Defender Given Team Of The Week Nomination
Yeovil Town defender Carl Dickinson has been named in the Team Of The Week for the weekend's matches. The former Notts County left-back has been an ever-present in the Glovers' 2018-19 season side, and played a full 90 minutes in the club's 1-0 victory over Grimsby Town at Blundell Park - their fourth clean sheet in a row.

The team for League Two, as selected by The League Paper includes one other former Glover, with Reuben Reid scoring for Forest Green Rovers in their 3-1 away win against Notts County at Meadow Lane.

The full line-up is as follows (and it's the paper that's put Dickinson in as a centre-back, not ourselves!):

Bobby Olejnik (Mansfield Town)
Brad Halliday (Cambridge United), Carl Dickinson (Yeovil Town), Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City), Jason Shackell (Lincoln City)
David Amoo (Cambridge United), James Jones (Crewe Alexandra), Lee Frecklington (Lincoln City), Luke Norris (Colchester United)
Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers), Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra)

Manager: Danny Cowley (Lincoln City).


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1 September 2018 : Darren Way's Verdict On The Grimsby Town Away Game
Following Saturday afternoon's 1-0 away win against Grimsby Town at Blundell Park, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren gives his views on the victory, his squad's overall strength, the substitution of Jordan Green and the two week break from league action the club now face. Read that interview, via the link below.

Link: Darren Way's Verdict On The Grimsby Town Away Game.


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1 September 2018 : Video : Grimsby Town vs Yeovil Town Short Match Highlights
For those who want to watch short highlights of Yeovil Town's 1-0 win over Grimsby Town at Blundell Park, these can now be viewed online. The Sky Sports website shows a minute's worth of footage which includes a first half effort from Diallang Jaiyesimi, as well as the winning goal from Bradford City loanee Omari Patrick. They also show footage of an incident where Mariners fans felt they should have been awarded a first half penalty. Watch the highlights via the link below.

We'll provide longer highlights of the game tomorrow lunchtime.

Link: Sky Sports : Grimsby Town vs Yeovil Town Match Highlights.


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1 September 2018 : Man of the Match Voting for Grimsby Town vs Yeovil Town
If you watched Saturday afternoon's 0-1 win against Grimsby Town at Blundell Park, don't forget to cast your Man of the Match votes. Choose your top three players from the match, plus entertainment and performance ratings along with any other comments you want to make on the game, using the form below.

NOTE: As only 72 fans were at Blundell Park, all votes will count significantly. If you saw the game on any internet live streams, feel free to also cast your vote for such games.

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


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1 September 2018 : Grimsby 0 Yeovil 1 : Patrick Nets Debut Winner As Glovers Go Fifth
Yeovil Town picked up their third win in four games, as they edged past Grimsby Town at Blundell Park. In a match where defences were largely on top, the Glovers had to remain patient as a number of Nathan Baxter saves gave them their fourth clean sheet in a row. The match was settled when Bradford City striker Omari Patrick produced a solo goal to net on his debut for the club twelve minutes from time, lifting Yeovil up to 5th place in the League Two table and a point inside the play-off positions.

The Glovers went into the match making two changes to their line-up from last weekend's home match against Stevenage. Both were forced with Tom James and Wes McDonald having limped off during the first half of that match. Whilst the nature of their injuries wasn't disclosed, their places were taken by Bevis Mugabi and Jordan Green respectively. Diallang Jaiyesimi returned to the club he'd had a loan spell with last season, whilst Jordan Cook came up against his former loan club.

Although Alex Fisher tried his luck from distance with a 40 yard attempt that cleared the crossbar, it was Grimsby that carved out the bulk of the first half efforts on goal. Charles Vernam was lively up front for the Mariners and he forced Nathan Baxter into a save as the Chelsea loanee pushed the ball out for a corner. From that set piece Baxter was in the way of an Alex Whitmore header. Vernam then had a shot that deflected off Omar Sowunmi as the home side forced the issues.

Yeovil's best chance of the half came from Diallang Jaiyesimi. In front of the supporters that had backed him last season, he teamed up with Jordan Green, having two bites in front of goal, with the second effort going just wide of the posts. Other than that Yeovil were struggling to get clear openings, with their best periods of pressure coming from corner kicks. Not that Grimsby were doing too much at the other end, with them restricted to shots from distance as a set piece from Jake Hessenthaler, and a wayward effort from Luke Hendrie missed the target.

The second half pointed to more of the same, as JJ Hooper's poor shot was followed up by Jordan Cook heading wide of the target for the home side from John Welsh's shot. Yeovil tried to spark some life into their front line as Olufela Olomola came on for Jordan Green, with the winger having gone down in pain just before he was withdrawn. That change saw Diallang Jaiyesimi drop into Green's position, whilst Olomola went up front. There was a further reshuffle ten minutes later as Omari Patrick came on for his debut, with Jaiyesimi ending his day - Patrick occupied a left-wing slot.

Still it looked as though the game would remain goalless, with Nathan Baxter pushing another Charles Vernam effort away for a corner. But out of the blue, came Omari Patrick's first major contribution to the game, and it turned out to be a big one. Twelve minutes into his Yeovil Town career, danced his way across a pair of Grimsby defenders to give himself room, cut past Luke Hendrie, and then fired a low shot into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead!

Grimsby's reaction was to introduce Mitch Rose, and to play three at the back during the final ten minutes. Yeovil in turn withdrew Alex Fisher for a more defensive approach, as Jake Gray came on, with Yoann Arquin moved up front. Grimsby began putting direct balls into the box, with Rose the main contributor - from one of his free kicks that Harry Clifton recycled, Jordan Cook headed just over the crossbar, whilst a number of long throws saw Yeovil have to dig deep.

The Glovers could have sneaked a second goal on 90 minutes as Omari Patrick caught the home side on the break. But he dragged his shot wide, meaning they had to ride out four minutes of injury time. They did that successfully, lifting themselves to fifth in the League Two table. A pointer to that rise comes more with their defensive solidity this season, with four clean sheets in a row, which was a particularly important factor on a day where they didn't always fire on all four cylinders, apart from Patrick's moment of magic.

Link: 2018-19 Latest League Two Table.

Final Score: Grimsby Town 0 Yeovil Town 1.

Scorers: Omari Patrick (0-1, 78 mins)

Grimsby Town:
1 James McKeown
24 Harry Davis 25 Alex Whitmore 12 Akin Famewo 27 Luke Hendrie
16 Martyn Woolford 4 John Welsh 7 Jake Hessenthaler 9 JJ Hooper
18 Charles Vernam 11 Jordan Cook

Substitutes:
8 Mitch Rose (81 mins for Harry Davis) 14 Louis Robles 15 Harry Clifton (65 mins for Martyn Woolford) 19 Andrew Fox (61 mins for JJ Hooper) 20 Max Wright 22 Elliot Embleton 23 Sam Russell

Yeovil Town:
12. Nathan Baxter
5. Bevis Mugabi, 6. Omar Sowunmi (Capt), 4. Gary Warren, 3. Carl Dickinson
11. Jordan Green, 20. Sessi D'Almeida, 17. Alex Pattison, 18. Yoann Arquin
14. Diallang Jaiyesimi, 9. Alex Fisher

Substitutes:
25. Steve Phillips, 8. Omari Patrick (66 mins for Diallang Jaiyesimi), 10. Jake Gray (82 mins for Alex Fisher), 15. Gabriel Rogers, 19. Korrey Henry, 24. Olufela Olomola (56 mins for Jordan Green), 30. Alefe Santos

Grimsby Town Bookings: Jordan Cook (foul, 64 mins)

Yeovil Bookings: Sessi D'Almeida (foul, 20 mins)

Grimsby Town Match Statistics: Possession: 44%; Shots: 12; Shots On Target: 5; Corners: 5; Fouls: 10.

Yeovil Match Statistics: Possession: 56%; Shots: 12; Shots On Target: 3; Corners: 7; Fouls: 8.

Referee: Thomas Bramall (South Yorkshire). Assistants: Barry Gordon (County Durham) and Simon Clayton (County Durham). Fourth Official: Paul Graham (Manchester).

Attendance: 4,284 (with 72 Yeovil Town supporters)


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1 September 2018 : Way Pleased With Defensive Spine After Victory On 'Desert' Pitch
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way was happy to come away with all three points at Blundell Park on Saturday afternoon, as they moved their way up to fifth place in the League Two table. The 1-0 victory came as part of a tight game, after Bradford City loanee Omari Patrick netted on his debut for the club, twelve minutes from time, giving the Glovers their third win in their last four matches.

The 90 minutes was largely about attrition, rather than style, with chances often scarce during the match. Way blamed the lack of game flow on Grimsby's pitch, describing it as a 'desert' suggesting that the Mariners had adopted a tactic of keeping the watering of the pitch down to a minimum in the lead-up to the match:

"Very good to come away from home and play like we did, in the manner that we did. I have to say that it was hard for us to play our game. I look at the pitch, and the pitch was like a desert. It was very dry and it stopped us playing the way that we wanted to play. Fair play to them, as obviously they kept it dry for a reason. So it was hard to get that flow that we've had in previous games. But we knew that they would probably tire and we would get that opportunity in the squad that we've got at the moment."

Whilst Way acknowledged the match-winner Patrick, he reserved his main praise for centre-back pairing Gary Warren and Omar Sowunmi, who had to do a lot of defending, particularly late on in the match when Grimsby adopted a direct approach to try to force an equalising goal:

"It was a great goal. So yes we're very pleased. So having said that, being in the technical area what pleased me more was the spine of the team, which I touched on previous to the game. I thought with Gary Warren and Omar Sowunmi, when you've got that base and they're heading, kicking, blocking and tackling, you can build on that. It was proud for me to watch that. When you build good squads, that's what good squads do. A good back four, strong and very competitive and a desire to win."


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1 September 2018 : Grimsby 0 Yeovil 1 : Match Statistics
Yeovil Town picked up their third win in four games, as they edged past Grimsby Town at Blundell Park. In a match where defences were largely on top, the Glovers had to remain patient as a number of Nathan Baxter saves gave them their fourth clean sheet in a row. The match was settled when Bradford City striker Omari Patrick produced a solo goal to net on his debut for the club twelve minutes from time, lifting Yeovil up to 5th place in the League Two table and a point inside the play-off positions.

Full report to follow later ....

Link: 2018-19 Latest League Two Table.

Final Score: Grimsby Town 0 Yeovil Town 1.

Scorers: Omari Patrick (0-1, 78 mins)

Grimsby Town:
1 James McKeown
24 Harry Davis 25 Alex Whitmore 12 Akin Famewo 27 Luke Hendrie
16 Martyn Woolford 4 John Welsh 7 Jake Hessenthaler 9 JJ Hooper
18 Charles Vernam 11 Jordan Cook

Substitutes:
8 Mitch Rose (81 mins for Harry Davis) 14 Louis Robles 15 Harry Clifton (65 mins for Martyn Woolford) 19 Andrew Fox (61 mins for JJ Hooper) 20 Max Wright 22 Elliot Embleton 23 Sam Russell

Yeovil Town:
12. Nathan Baxter
5. Bevis Mugabi, 6. Omar Sowunmi (Capt), 4. Gary Warren, 3. Carl Dickinson
11. Jordan Green, 20. Sessi D'Almeida, 17. Alex Pattison, 18. Yoann Arquin
14. Diallang Jaiyesimi, 9. Alex Fisher

Substitutes:
25. Steve Phillips, 8. Omari Patrick (66 mins for Diallang Jaiyesimi), 10. Jake Gray (82 mins for Alex Fisher), 15. Gabriel Rogers, 19. Korrey Henry, 24. Olufela Olomola (56 mins for Jordan Green), 30. Alefe Santos

Grimsby Town Bookings: Jordan Cook (foul, 64 mins)

Yeovil Bookings: Sessi D'Almeida (foul, 20 mins)

Grimsby Town Match Statistics: Possession: 44%; Shots: 12; Shots On Target: 5; Corners: 5; Fouls: 10.

Yeovil Match Statistics: Possession: 56%; Shots: 12; Shots On Target: 3; Corners: 7; Fouls: 8.

Referee: Thomas Bramall (South Yorkshire). Assistants: Barry Gordon (County Durham) and Simon Clayton (County Durham). Fourth Official: Paul Graham (Manchester).

Attendance: 4,284 (with 72 Yeovil Town supporters)


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1 September 2018 : Team News For Grimsby Town vs Yeovil Town
Yeovil Town have named their starting line-up for Saturday afternoon's League Two match against Grimsby Town at Blundell Park. The match sees two changes to the starting line-up for the match, compared to last weekend's match against Stevenage. Defender Tom James limped off 15 minutes into last weekend's match and doesn't make the squad, with Bevis Mugabi comes into the side to replace him at right-back. Winger Wes McDonald was claimed to be fit in Thursday's press interviews, but hasn't made it onto the teamsheet, with his place taken by Jordan Green.

New Scunthorpe United loan signing Olufela Olomola returns for his second spell with the Glovers and he sits on the bench. Bradford City loan striker Omari Patrick comes into the squad and also sits on the bench today.

The Glovers have two long term absentees. Midfielder James Bailey has been out since Boxing Day 2017, and had an operation on a knee injury in July that will keep him out for an indefinite period. Striker Francois Zoko has had a knee injury that will keep him out for eight-to-twelve weeks, meaning he will be absent until around the end of October. Winger Rhys Browne's hamstring injury is still keeping him out, whilst goalkeeper Stuart Nelson is yet to resume training following a calf injury. Defender Shaun Donnellan has a thigh strain. Tom James and Wes McDonald have unspecified injuries.

Middlesbrough defender Enes Mahmutovic is implicitly the club's sixth loanee this afternoon, as he's yet to arrive at Huish Park - he won't do so until after next weekend's international break, due to his call-up to the Luxembourg national squad, which happened prior to his loan agreement being finalised.

The team this afternoon lines up as follows:

Yeovil Town:
12. Nathan Baxter
5. Bevis Mugabi, 6. Omar Sowunmi (Capt), 4. Gary Warren, 3. Carl Dickinson
11. Jordan Green, 20. Sessi D'Almeida, 17. Alex Pattison, 18. Yoann Arquin
14. Diallang Jaiyesimi, 9. Alex Fisher

Substitutes:
25. Steve Phillips, 8. Omari Patrick, 10. Jake Gray, 15. Gabriel Rogers, 19. Korrey Henry, 24. Olufela Olomola, 30. Alefe Santos

Grimsby Town:
1 James McKeown
24 Harry Davis 25 Alex Whitmore 12 Akin Famewo 27 Luke Hendrie
16 Martyn Woolford 4 John Welsh 7 Jake Hessenthaler 9 JJ Hooper
18 Charles Vernam 11 Jordan Cook

Substitutes:
8 Mitch Rose 14 Louis Robles 15 Harry Clifton 19 Andrew Fox 20 Max Wright 22 Elliot Embleton 23 Sam Russell


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1 September 2018 : Yeovil Town vs Oldham Athletic : Man Of The Match Result
Ten days ago, Yeovil Town took on Oldham Athletic in a League Two match at Huish Park. The end result was a 0-0 draw that in the main accurately described the pattern of the game - a match in which defences were on top, but where both teams struggled to trouble the goalkeepers.

Man of the Match voting saw Middlesbrough loanee Alex Pattison impress in the centre of midfield, along with his partner Sessi D'Almeida. But the poll winner on the night was centre-back Omar Sowunmi, who picked up almost double the points of his two nearest challengers, to produce a clear outright winner.

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

1. Omar Sowunmi 172 (13)
2. Sessi D'Almeida 94 (6)
3. Alex Pattison 92 (6)
4. Diallang Jaiyesimi 50 (2)
5. Carl Dickinson 42 (1)
6. Gary Warren 36 (0)
7. Wes McDonald 22 (1)
8. Tom James 18 (1)
9. Yoann Arquin 8 (0)
10. Nathan Baxter 4 (0)
11. Alex Fisher 2 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 6.5
Performance : 6.67
Entertainment : 6.33
VOTES RECEIVED : 30


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