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30 September 2019 : GWSC Travel For Hartlepool United vs Yeovil Town
The Green and White Supporters Club have set their travel plans for the National League match against Hartlepool United. The match takes place at the Victoria Park on Saturday 5th October 2019, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off. Departure times and prices are listed as follows:

Hartlepool United : Saturday 5th October 2019.
Huish Park: 6.00a.m.
Adult Members: £36.00; Member Concessions: £34.00
Adult Non-Members: £38.00; Non-Member Concessions: £36.00

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 Hartlepool United vs Yeovil Town.

Link: 2019-20 Huish Park Individual Matchday Admission Prices.

Link: 2019-20 Huish Park Matchday Ticket Bundles.

Link: 2019-20 Huish Park Season Ticket Prices (17 Game Package).

Link: 2019-20 Yeovil Town First Team Fixtures and Results.


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30 September 2019 : FA Youth Cup Team News For Aldershot Town vs Yeovil Town
Yeovil Town Under-18s have selected their squad that is playing in an FA Youth Cup tie tonight. The Second Qualifying Round tie against Aldershot Town is taking place at the Recreation Ground with the Glovers having chosen the line-up below.

The match will be settled on the night, using extra time or penalties as required. The team is as follows:

Yeovil Town Under-18s:
1. Kacper Kowalczyk 2. Dylan Abora-Poku 3. George Calverley 4. Declan Rose 5. Tai Fleming 6. Sam Wright 7. Archie Sturdy 10. Ben Hughes 9. Devon Arnold 8. Dan Neild 11. Alfie Lloyd.

Substitutes:
18. Max Famy, Christie Ward, 17. Frank Monk, 16. Jacob Shock, 13. Callum Neal, 12. Ezray Omba, 15. Brad Smith


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30 September 2019 : Dover Visit To Be Broadcast Live On BT Sport
Yeovil Town's National League match against Dover Athletic has been selected for live transmission. The November match will see the BT Sport cameras head down to Huish Park, with the Glovers on TV for the second time this season. As a result, the November 16th match will now kick off at the later time of 5.20p.m. to accommodate the television schedules.

The latest list of BT Sport planned televised fixtures are as follows:

05/10/2019 : Harrogate Town vs Ebbsfleet United (5:20pm)
09/10/2019 : Stockport County vs Hartlepool United (7:45pm)
12/10/2019 : Wrexham vs Chesterfield (5:20pm)
26/10/2019 : Chesterfield vs Notts County (5:20pm)
16/11/2019 : Yeovil Town vs Dover Athletic (5:20pm)
23/11/2019 : Maidenhead United vs Woking (5:20pm)


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30 September 2019 : Smith Given Team Of The Week Nomination After Bromley Win
Yeovil Town's on loan midfielder Jimmy Smith has been nominated for the National League's Team Of The Week. Whilst the Non-League Paper opted for Charlie Lee, the choice made by the league's Sponsors includes his midfield partner, who is on loan from League Two side Crawley Town until January. Smith netted Yeovil's opening goal of the match against Bromley that saw Yeovil gain a 3-1 victory.

The eleven chosen includes former Glovers loanee Kabongo Tshimanga, who is currently the National League's top goalscorer with ten netted in fourteen appearances. The team selected by Vanarama reads as follows:

Elliot Justham (Dagenham and Redbridge)
Mark Carrington (Wrexham), Matthew Platt (Barrow), Will Smith (Harrogate Town), Mauro Vilhete (Barnet)
Liam Mandeville (Chesterfield), Jimmy Smith (Yeovil Town), Cameron King (Halifax Town)
Jamie Reid (Torquay United), Wes Thomas (Notts County), Kabongo Tshimanga (Boreham Wood).


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30 September 2019 : Norman Hayward's Legal Charges Against Two Yeovil Town Companies Are Ended
Long-suffering readers of this site will recall that over the last decade, Yeovil Town's two main companies had Legal Charges created against them by now former Owner Norman Hayward to cover loans he had issued to each company. The loans were secured against both the land around Huish Park and the stadium itself, meaning that if those loans were defaulted on, then it risked those assets needing to be sold, or transferred to Hayward if the club could not raise the funds to repay the amounts owed.

In March 2011, a Legal Charge was created between Yeovil Town Holdings and Norman Hayward, fixing a loan of £278,000 against the freehold land at Huish Park. This debt appeared to be related to events that took place at the club during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 season, in the wake of the departure of manager Russell Slade, with the club recording a million pound loss and subsequently getting involved in a legal dispute between themselves, Slade and the League Managers' Association.

More recently, in October 2016, a second Legal Charge was created between Yeovil Football and Athletic Club Limited (aka the original Yeovil Town Football Club company) and Mr Hayward. This was a floating charge, meaning that the value actually loaned by Mr Hayward would vary over time. In a letter to the Glovers Trust in April 2017, Chairman John Fry stated that there had not been any execution of this charge, although in the two years that have since followed, this position may have changed.

On Friday 27th September both Legal Charges were recorded as being satisfied at Companies House, thus ending Norman Hayward's legal hold on the club's land and the stadium. Given the sale of the shareholding from the Huish Park Stadium Partnership Limited company to Scott Priestnall and Errol Pope's CV Leisure Limited company that was completed on September 20th 2019, this ends any documented holding or debt that Mr Hayward had over Yeovil Town's group of comanies. It is possible he may remain as an unsecured creditor in some shape or form, or via the change of ownership agreement, but his rights concerning the land have now been ended.

Note: We are aware that a number of new Legal Charges have been created under the new club Ownership. This has been a moving target throughout the latter half of last week, even leading up to today (Monday). Hence, we'll try to provide some facts and analysis of the new documents once the dust has settled a little.


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30 September 2019 : Video : Yeovil Town vs Bromley Match Highlights
For those who want to watch match highlights of Yeovil Town's 3-1 victory over Bromley, these are now available online. You can find four minutes worth of footage that includes the goals from Jimmy Smith and Charlie Lee as well as the moment that a Craig Alcock cross turned into a comedy own goal. Watch via the YouTube clip below.



There is also six and a half minutes worth of footage from the Bromley end, which includes the early incident that saw both Mark Cousins and Rhys Murphy collide in the moment that led to almost a 20 minute delay in the match.




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29 September 2019 : Academy Side Travel For FA Youth Cup Tie
Yeovil Town Under-18s commence their 2019-20 FA Youth Cup campaign on Monday night, with a trip to Aldershot Town. The Second Qualifying Round tie will be played at the Recreation Ground on Monday 30th September 2019, with a 7.00p.m. kick-off.

The match will be played to a conclusion on the night, with extra time and then penalties used to settle the match if necessary. Aldershot's admission prices for this fixture will be as follows:

Adults: £5.00; Concessions: £3.00.

Aldershot's policy on concessions are that they apply to Over-65s, Military Personnel, Young Adults (aged 19-21) and Students. There's a slight bit of ambiguity here, in that they have not set a Juniors rate for this fixture, which tends to imply that these would also fall into that category for that match.

For the first team fixture earlier this month, we produced an opposition guide for Aldershot. With the exception of the Ticket Pricing, and the likelihood that Aldershot will only open their Main Stand (on the North side of the ground) for this fixture, the remainder of the guide should remain useful to anyone travelling.

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Aldershot Town.

Aldershot's North Stand, which is likely to be the facility opened for this tie
Aldershot's North Stand, which is likely to be the facility opened for this tie
Photo © 2019 Tim Lancaster/Ciderspace



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29 September 2019 : Darren Sarll's Verdict On The Bromley Home Game
Following Saturday afternoon's 3-1 win over Bromley at Huish Park, Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll spoke to the BBC. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren's views on the match, including an unusual exchange he had with Charlie Lee in the second half, can be read via the link below.

Link: Darren Sarll's Verdict On The Bromley Home Game.


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29 September 2019 : Lee Given Team Of The Week Nomination
Yeovil Town midfielder Charlie Lee has been named in the Team of the Day for his performance over the weekend. The former Leyton Orient man scored the third goal in the 3-1 victory over Bromley that saw his side rise to third in the National League table, and his role in the game has been recognised by the Non-League Paper today.

Charlie is included in a team that once again features former Yeovil Town loanee Kabongo Tshimanga who took his goal tally to ten for Boreham Wood this season. In addition, their manager of the day is Gary Johnson, whose side won 4-0 at Stockport County yesterday. The full team and manager is as follows:

Ryan Boot (Solihull Moors)
Damien McCrory (Notts County), Shaun Pearson (Wrexham), Connor Hall (Harrogate Town)
Liam Mandeville (Chesterfield), Charlie Lee (Yeovil Town), Cameron King (FC Halifax Town), Danny Hollands (Eastleigh)
Kabongo Tshimanga (Boreham Wood), Jamie Reid (Torquay United), Olly Dyson (Barrow)

Manager: Gary Johnson (Torquay United).


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29 September 2019 : Man of the Match Voting for Yeovil Town vs Bromley
If you watched Saturday's 3-1 win against Bromley 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 Bromley.


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28 September 2019 : Yeovil 3 Bromley 1 : Glovers Extend Win Sequence Whilst Ending Bromley's Run
Yeovil Town stretched their winning run to seven matches on Saturday afternoon, when they came from behind to dish out Bromley's first defeat of the 2019-20 season. The 3-1 victory came in unusual circumstances, as the match suffered a 19 minute delay within two minutes of the start with Rhys Murphy and Bromley keeper Mark Cousins collided with the latter being stretchered off with a neck brace. The Kent side grabbed the lead when striker Michael Cheek converted from close range from a set piece. Yeovil equalised deep into the injury time period via a Jimmy Smith header. The game was sealed when Bromley defender Marc-Anthony Okoye turned a Craig Alcock cross into his own net, quickly followed by a Charlie Lee header to send Yeovil up into third place, by the end of Saturday's fixtures, and within a point of their opponents.

The Glovers went into the match making one change to their starting line-up. Charlie Lee had recovered from a back injury and so displaced Albi Skendi on the bench, with Olly McCoy dropping off the teamsheet. They came up against a Bromley side that had not lost a match since Good Friday 2019 and were four points clear at the top of the division.

The match started off in an unfortunate way. A poor back header through to Bromley keeper Mark Cousins gave Yeovil striker Rhys Murphy a sniff of a second minute goal. Murphy appeared to get a shove in the back from the erring defender, and as the keeper came out of his area, both Cousins and Murphy collided leaving both out cold on the deck. A delay of 19 minutes followed, with Murphy managing to get to his feet midway through that period, but with Cousins needing medics and a stretcher to remove him from the field, with damaged shoulder ligaments causing the biggest concern.

Murphy was replaced by Lawson D'Ath, with Myles Hippolyte going up front. But the change for Bromley was rather more complex, with Jack Holland coming on as an outfield substitute, leaving outfield player Chris Bush with the unenviable task of having to play 89 minutes between the sticks. Eventually, and with a largely patient crowd realising the seriousness of the injuries involved, play restarted.

The break, and the loss of the Ravens goalkeeper should have suited Yeovil more than it suited Bromley. But instead the opposite happened. Over-fussy referee Aaron Jackson allowed Bromley a chance to take the set piece twice, and on their second attempt, Alfie Doughty found the head of Joe Kizzi, who planted the ball across the face of goal, allowing Michael Cheek to nudge the ball over the line from close range and a 0-1 lead.

The longer the half went on, the more it had to be acknowledged that Bromley deserved their lead. Alfie Doughty's run down their left flank saw him cut inside, with Adam Smith being forced to save with his legs. Then Josh Rees shot wide after Michael Cheek robbed Lee Collins of the ball, playing it back to his teammate but the shot wasn't on target.

At the other end, Yeovil didn't seem to have realised that they had a stand-in keeper to aim at. It took 47 minutes (allowing for the lengthy stoppage) for them to have their first shot of any kind, and it gave them an equalising goal. Substitute Lawson D'Ath put in a peach of a cross from the right hand side, and Jimmy Smith leapt to head past a static keeper to remind his teammates that they should be hitting shots at the goalframe, which they'd failed to do up until that point. 1-1.

During that 19 minutes worth of added time a Matt Worthington drive went wide, whilst Charlie Lee whistled a shot just over the crossbar on the angle, showing Yeovil what they should have been doing before the goal. At the other end, Bromley were still active, with Michael Cheek putting a diving header over the crossbar. In truth, going in level at the break was a bit of a bonus for Yeovil, with Bromley's pressing allowing them little time on the ball and no chance of any creativity.

The second half kicked off at 4.22pm, way behind all the other National League fixtures. Myles Hippolyte had a chance deflected into the arms of Chris Bush, whilst Bromley also had a great opportunity to score when Joe Kizzi made a deep run into the box, getting himself a free header on goal, but planting it into the side netting. Kizzi was later lucky to still be on the field of play, after he hacked down Hippolyte close to the dugouts whilst on a yellow. Referee Aaron Jackson chose to book nine players during the match, but decided to call over the Bromley captain and make clear that his teammate was on a final warning, instead of being consistent with his card-happy approach over the rest of the 90 minute period.

In a half that looked like it was going to fizzle out, Yeovil got their noses in front during the final 20 minutes in farcical circumstances. Craig Alcock's cross from the right met a cluster of Bromley defenders, one of whom headed the ball against one of his teammates and when the ball ricocheted back out, Marc-Anthony Okoye inexplicably poked the ball past his own goalkeeper, to gift Yeovil a 2-1 lead via one of the best own goals you'll see this season.

Five minutes later and it was 3-1. Carl Dickinson's free kick was put in deep towards Charlie Lee. He planted a looping header back across goal and into the far corner. Stand in keeper, or no stand in keeper, there was no way Chris Bush was saving that and it was to kill the match off finally as a contest.

Despite this, one particular ballboy on the Screwfix side of the ground decided to get creative. He decided he didn't want to give the ball back to Bromley's Sam Wood for a throw-in, resulting in a ticking off. When the same ballboy appeared to throw the ball past another Bromley player, one of Yeovil's players politely asked him to exit the field, and referee Aaron Jackson decided to put a message via the Fourth Official and a Steward, meaning that over the few minutes that followed, ballboys in each area of the ground were retired.

Not that this mattered towards the course of a game that was as good as over in the 77th minute when Yeovil went 3-1 up. A jubilant crowd sang out the final six minutes worth of added time, having seen a game in which Bromley had been firmly in for 70 minutes, but were then undone by two goals in five minutes. Yeovil's winning run now extends to seven matches, and with those including victories over the teams in first and second place at the end of Saturday, they'll be starting to feel that run has some very clear merit, even if today's performance wasn't one way traffic by any stretch of the imagination.

Link: 2019-20 Latest National League Table.

Final Score: Yeovil Town 3 Bromley 1.

Scorers: Michael Cheek (0-1, 22 mins), Jimmy Smith (1-1, 45 mins), Marc-Anthony Okoye (2-1, 72 mins, own goal), Charlie Lee (3-1, 77 mins)

Yeovil Town: (4-3-1-2)
31. Adam Smith
2. Craig Alcock 6. Luke Wilkinson 4. Lee Collins (Capt) 3. Carl Dickinson
7. Matt Worthington 26. Charlie Lee 11. Myles Hippolyte
5. Jimmy Smith
10. Gold Omotayo 9. Rhys Murphy

Substitutes:
8. Lawson D'Ath (7 mins for Rhys Murphy) 18. Albi Skendi (87 mins for Jimmy Smith) 19. Tom Bradbury 24. Remeao Hutton 28. James Tilley (67 mins for Matt Worthington)

Bromley:
1 Mark Cousins 2 Joe Kizzi 13 Chris Bush 7 Luke Coulson 5 Marc-Anthony Okoye 10 Billy Bingham 3 Sam Wood 26 Alfie Doughty 25 Josh Rees 9 Michael Cheek 19 Recco Hackett-Fairchild

Substitutes:
6 Jack Holland (8 mins for Mark Cousins) 11 Adam Mekki 15 Michael Klass 17 Adrian Clifton (56 mins for Alfie Doughty) 27 Shawn McCoulsky (75 mins for Luke Coulson)

Yeovil Bookings: Charlie Lee (10 mins, foul), Matt Worthington (30 mins, foul), Gold Omotayo (59 mins, dissent) Luke Wilkinson (68 mins, foul), Jimmy Smith (79 mins, kicking ball away)

Bromley Bookings: Luke Coulson (30 mins, foul), Chris Bush (45 mins, ungentlemanly conduct), Joe Kizzi (54 mins, foul)

Referee: Aaron Jackson (Liverpool). Assistants: Joshua Ainscow (Wiltshire) and Benjamin Williamson (Wiltshire). Fourth Official: Shane Mansfield (Wiltshire).

Attendance: 3,960 (with 147 Bromley supporters)


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28 September 2019 : Darren Sarll Saw Second Goal As Changing Game Pattern In Bromley Victory
Yeovil Town first team manager Darren Sarll felt that the second goal against Bromley changed the pattern of the game, after watching his side gain a 3-1 victory that was their seventh win in a row. In a tight physical encounter, Yeovil were often second best, but took command of the match at the right moment, playing out the final 20 minutes of the match on top, as an own goal was quickly followed by a Charlie Lee header that pushed Yeovil into second place in the table.

With Jimmy Smith having managed a first half header to equalise the score, Sarll told BBC Somerset that for much of the game, his view was that there was nothing in the game, with Bromley's pressing tactics neutralising Yeovil's creativity. However, once Yeovil got their noses in front, the complexion of the game changed entirely:

"I was pleased from a performance perspective. Our performance after 2-1 was very good and that looked like us. But when you look at the way the game changed, Bromley were going to have to come and play and bat with us, and have some sort of a rally with us. Until that point, there was nothing of that. There was no kind of ebb and flow where we had a go, and then they had a go. I felt at times, and I want to be very respectful here, but at times I felt that we were playing against ten men when they bank off and leave the ball for you and you go off and play and try to break them down."

The match suffered a 19 minute first half delay when striker Rhys Murphy was knocked out cold by a flying arm from Bromley keeper Mark Cousins who had been trying to clear his lines from a poor backpass. Both players were laid out on the turf for a significant period, with Cousins being stretchered straight off out of the stadium. However, Murphy rejoined his teammates in the dugout midway through the game and Sarll says his striker is okay at present:

"Rhys is fine. I'm not sure about Mark Cousins, but obviously everyone at Yeovil sends their best wishes for him to make a speedy recovery. I hope it's not too long. It was just one of those things in football. That's why it is a competitive game and a contact sport. Unfortunately we all put ourselves at risk every time we step out there. But for 15 minutes in the first half, regardless of the stoppage, we were awful and really really sloppy. We lacked focus, we lacked concentration and vigour, and in going 1-0 down, I thought we deserved to be 1-0 down. But like I've said, once we got the lead at 2-1 I thought our play after that was us."

Bromley physio Paul Smith has given an update this evening on the condition of Mark Cousins, saying that he will need some secondary analysis on his injury, but says the main concern is a ruptured shoulder joint, caused when he collided with Murphy:

"From our point, Mark has ruptured the AC joint in his shoulder. It’s a grade 3 separation which means a majority of the ligaments are damaged. We’ll have to refer him for a scan to see the extent of the damage and wait for a second opinion. He took a whack on the head and also had slight concussion but is now back with the team travelling home."


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28 September 2019 : Yeovil 3 Bromley 1 : Match Statistics
Yeovil Town stretched their winning run to seven matches on Saturday afternoon, when they came from behind to dish out Bromley's first defeat of the 2019-20 season. The 3-1 victory came in unusual circumstances, as the match suffered a 19 minute delay within two minutes of the start with Rhys Murphy and Bromley keeper Mark Cousins collided with the latter being stretchered off with a neck brace. The Kent side grabbed the lead when striker Michael Cheek converted from close range from a set piece. Yeovil equalised deep into the injury time period via a Jimmy Smith header. The game was sealed when Bromley defender Marc-Anthony Okoye turned a Craig Alcock cross into his own net, quickly followed by a Charlie Lee header to send Yeovil up into second place, and within a point of their opponents.

Full report to follow later ...

Link: 2019-20 Latest National League Table.

Final Score: Yeovil Town 3 Bromley 1.

Scorers: Michael Cheek (0-1, 22 mins), Jimmy Smith (1-1, 45 mins), Marc-Anthony Okoye (2-1, 72 mins, own goal), Charlie Lee (3-1, 77 mins)

Yeovil Town: (4-3-1-2)
31. Adam Smith
2. Craig Alcock 6. Luke Wilkinson 4. Lee Collins (Capt) 3. Carl Dickinson
7. Matt Worthington 11. Myles Hippolyte
5. Jimmy Smith
10. Gold Omotayo 9. Rhys Murphy

Substitutes:
8. Lawson D'Ath (7 mins for Rhys Murphy) 18. Albi Skendi (87 mins for Jimmy Smith) 19. Tom Bradbury 24. Remeao Hutton 28. James Tilley (67 mins for Matt Worthington)

Bromley:
1 Mark Cousins 2 Joe Kizzi 13 Chris Bush 7 Luke Coulson 5 Marc-Anthony Okoye 10 Billy Bingham 3 Sam Wood 26 Alfie Doughty 25 Josh Rees 9 Michael Cheek 19 Recco Hackett-Fairchild

Substitutes:
6 Jack Holland (8 mins for Mark Cousins) 11 Adam Mekki 15 Michael Klass 17 Adrian Clifton (56 mins for Alfie Doughty) 27 Shawn McCoulsky (75 mins for Luke Coulson)

Yeovil Bookings: Charlie Lee (10 mins, foul), Matt Worthington (30 mins, foul), Gold Omotayo (59 mins, dissent) Luke Wilkinson (68 mins, foul), Jimmy Smith (79 mins, kicking ball away)

Bromley Bookings: Luke Coulson (30 mins, foul), Chris Bush (45 mins, ungentlemanly conduct), Joe Kizzi (54 mins, foul)

Referee: Aaron Jackson (Liverpool). Assistants: Joshua Ainscow (Wiltshire) and Benjamin Williamson (Wiltshire). Fourth Official: Shane Mansfield (Wiltshire).

Attendance: 3,960 (with 147 Bromley supporters)


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28 September 2019 : Team News For Yeovil Town vs Bromley
Yeovil Town have issued their starting line-up for the National League match against Bromley. The match at Huish Park sees one change to the starting line-up compared to the team that took to the field against Aldershot Town on Tuesday. Midfielder Charlie Lee dropped out with a back injury during midweek but he displaces Albi Skendi who moves to the bench today.

Goalkeeper Stuart Nelson (groin) and striker Courtney Duffus (hamstring) remain out and are expected to miss the next one or two weeks. Goalkeeper Liam O'Brien was injured at Solihull Moors last Saturday. Midfielder Tom Whelan and Olly McCoy don't make the squad.

Striker Ryan Seager is on loan with Havant and Waterlooville. Teenagers Daniel Ojo and Tai Fleming are on loan at Melksham Town. Academy graduates Nestor Shako and Alex John are on loan with Gosport Borough. Attacking midfielder Gabriel Rogers is on loan with Salisbury City.

The team lines up as follows:

Yeovil Town: (4-3-1-2)
31. Adam Smith
2. Craig Alcock 6. Luke Wilkinson 4. Lee Collins (Capt) 3. Carl Dickinson
7. Matt Worthington 26. Charlie Lee 11. Myles Hippolyte
5. Jimmy Smith
10. Gold Omotayo 9. Rhys Murphy

Substitutes:
8. Lawson D'Ath 18. Albi Skendi 19. Tom Bradbury 24. Remeao Hutton 28. James Tilley


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28 September 2019 : Yeovil Town vs Notts County : Man Of The Match Result
Yeovil Town's final match in the month of August saw them entertain Notts County at Huish Park. Although the Magpies did have their moments during the match, this turned into a relatively comfortable 3-1 win, with Courtney Duffus, Luke Wilkinson and Myles Hippolyte doing the damage against a side that had been relegated alongside Yeovil at the end of last season.

The three goalscorers were also the top three when it came to Man of the Match voting. Myles Hippolyte scored the final goal of the game and he grabbed third spot, whilst defender Luke Wilkinson's first home start saw him take the runner-up spot. Poll winner on the day though was striker Courtney Duffus, who scored his fourth goal in four consecutive home appearances for the club, winning the vote by a comfortable margin.

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

1. Courtney Duffus 200 (11)
2. Luke Wilkinson 140 (9)
3. Myles Hippolyte 88 (7)
4. Matt Worthington 86 (5)
5. Charlie Lee 82 (5)
6. Gold Omotayo 60 (2)
7. Tom Bradbury 20 (0)
8. Marcin Brzozowski 16 (0)
9. Remeao Hutton 12 (1)
10. Carl Dickinson 8 (0)
11. Lee Collins 6 (0)
12. Gabriel Rogers 2 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 7.8
Performance : 7.7
Entertainment : 7.9
VOTES RECEIVED : 40


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28 September 2019 : Glovers Trust Plans For The Bromley Game
Saturday afternoon sees Bromley visit Huish Park for a National League home match. The Glovers Trust will be in attendance at this game, in their usual spot under the gazebo close to the Ticket Office, before the match. Needless to say, the club's takeover and the finalisation of that transaction will be one of the major talking points, so if you've got any questions or concerns you want to put to them, they'll be available to chat. There is also the Trust's forthcoming AGM coming up, so any questions over that process or representation, let them know. Their full whereabouts are as follows:

Match: Bromley (Home)

Trust Presence: Huish Park (by ticket office) - approximately 1:30pm to 2:45pm

Huish Park Services: Membership renewals.

Arrow Services: 20% discount on pre-match Arrow food orders

Specific Discussion Points of Interest: Membership renewals, Takeover updates, Trust Board Vacancies, Meeting Updates.

Other points of note:

1. The Trust Board had the opportunity to meet with Scott Priestnall and David Mills on Wednesday evening. We will publish more details in due course but the meeting was very positive and we discussed a variety of topics and opportunities.

2. One of the outcomes of the meeting on Wednesday was the suggestion of holding a flag day today to further enhance what has been an excellent atmosphere at Huish Park this season. Flags of all shapes and sizes are welcome, with larger ones able to be hung up in areas around the ground. Flags on sticks are also welcome, although the stick can be no longer than 1 metre in length. For further details, head here.

3. The Trust Board are still intending to hold this years AGM at Huish Park after the match against Harrogate Town on Saturday the 12th of October, between 5:30pm and 7:00pm. At present we have some minor practicalities to address before all is confirmed which we anticipate will be covered off in the next week. All active Trust members of all ages are welcome to attend and pose questions to the Trust Board.

4. There are still a nominal number of Membership subscriptions which expired on 1st of July and are due for renewal. If you are unsure you can check your account online via our registration page or come and see us ahead of the game. Note that you will be uneligible to attend the AGM without an active membership subscription. New members are also very much welcome too!

5. The Trust Board are still considering co-opting new members onto the Board for the 2019/20 term. If you are interested in helping to make key decisions that affect the direction of the Trust then please pop by the Gazebo or email chairman@glovers-trust.co.uk to find out more.

6. The Trust are supporting Yeovil Town FC today in collecting money for Prostate Cancer UK as part of the National League's 'Manarama' campaign. For a second successive season, the National League has changed its competition name on a temporary basis in support of the official charity partner and Supporters will be able to donate to the cause around the ground, including at the gazebo. If you are able to assist with the collections within the ground, please get in touch with the Club.


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28 September 2019 : Officials For Yeovil Town vs Bromley
Officials for the National League match between Yeovil Town and Bromley have been announced by the National League. The match takes place on Saturday 28th September 2019 (today) with a 3.00p.m. kick-off at Huish Park. The man in charge of this fixture will be referee Aaron Jackson (Liverpool).

Fourteen National League games, and fourteen new officials. Our run through the labyrinth of fifth tier referees continues with Mr Jackson, who is in his first year at National League Premier level and so is pretty much new to everyone. He's had a rather lively start, taking charge of four games, which have led to 14 yellow cards and two red cards. The second of those two dismissals saw him send off Jonathan Stead for Harrogate Town in their 4-2 defeat at Torquay United. Stead wasn't too happy after the game - he'd scored two goals to put his side 2-1 up and felt Mr Jackson had been too hasty in dismissing him for a handball incident.

Mr Jackson will be assisted by Joshua Ainscow (Wiltshire) and Benjamin Williamson (Wiltshire). The Fourth Official will be Shane Mansfield (Wiltshire).


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27 September 2019 : Zoko Takes Up Player-Coach Position Close To Home
Former Yeovil Town striker Francois Zoko has found himself a new club. He has signed for Northern Premier League Premier Division side Grantham Town, to hold a joint role as a player and First Team Coach. At the age of 36 years old, and having gained coaching badges covering an FA Youth Award as well as an FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football it seemed obvious that his next move was likely to be with an eye on his post-playing career.

He now has the best of both worlds as a player and as a coach, whilst he will also be taking up a position within Grantham's Football in the Community programme. Grantham have used Zoko's arrival to promote Adam Smith to the role of assistant manager. Joint Manager Paul Rawden has said of Zoko's decision to join the club:

"Francois will be a great asset for the club, both on and off the pitch. His professionalism and knowledge will really benefit the younger players in the squad. I'm delighted!"

During his time with Yeovil Town, Zoko's family remained in the Nottingham area, meaning that he made regular trips back there, following Saturday fixtures. With Grantham lying around 22 miles east of Nottingham city centre, the new role should radically cut down on his travelling. However, Zoko saw the main benefit as launching the next stage in his footballing career. The striker explained:

"So excited to join Grantham Town as Player/First team coach. An Excellent start to the next part of my journey. Looking forward to help the team on and off the pitch. Thank you (first team joint management team) Paul Rawden and Russ Cousins for the opportunity. Thanks all for your warm and welcoming messages!"

Link: Francois Zoko : Yeovil Town Statistics.


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27 September 2019 : Darren Sarll Previews The Bromley Home Game
As part of the build-up to the National League match against Bromley at Huish Park, Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll spoke to the BBC about the game. With questions from BBC Somerset reporter Tom Seymour, Darren talks about his approach to games, given his side's current form, what the visit of the league leaders means to him, and his latest reports on injuries to players. Read that interview in full, via the link below.

Link: Darren Sarll Speaks To The BBC As Part Of The Build-Up To The Bromley Game.


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27 September 2019 : Rogers Becomes Sixth Yeovil Town Player To Head Out On Loan
Yeovil Town attacking midfielder Gabriel Rogers has gone out on loan. He's signed for Southern League Premier Division South side Salisbury City in a Youth Loan agreement that runs until the end of October. Joining him in Wiltshire is former Glovers striker Leroy Lita who has been snapped up on a short term contract with the Whites, with the pair available for their league match against Hartley Whitney.

Rogers has so far made three appearances for the club this season, starting in the home match against Sutton United. However he's not managed to get onto the pitch since that September 3rd fixture, and has been left off the teamsheet in the last three fixtures. He will therefore hopefully get more first team football by playing under first team manager Steve Claridge who explained both Salisbury signings:

"We have taken steps to cater for a potentially very busy period ahead, when we could be involved in two games a week. Both players trained with us this week and showed a great attitude. Leroy and Gabriel were both eager to join us, and although initially these are short-term arrangements I am hopeful that their involvement will continue, depending of course on how things work out."

Yeovil Town now have six players out on loan, with Ryan Seager at Havant and Waterlooville, Daniel Ojo and Tai Fleming at Melksham Town and Nestor Shako and Alex John being borrowed by Gosport Borough.


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27 September 2019 : Sarll Waits On Fitness Of Trio Ahead Of Bromley Visit
Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll has said that three of his players will need fitness tests in the lead-up to the National League home game against table-toppers Bromley at Huish Park. Whilst goalkeepers Stuart Nelson and Liam O'Brien are known to be out, alongside Courtney Duffus, three of the club's outfield players are known to be struggling with issues on the back of the recent matches against Solihull Moors and Aldershot Town.

Midfielder Charlie Lee missed Tuesday night's match with a back injury and still hasn't rejoined training. Meanwhile, Sarll told BBC Somerset that left-back Carl Dickinson and attacking midfielder Myles Hippolyte have got issues that mean he may need to wait until Saturday morning to pick his starting eleven:

"Charlie is still struggling. Carl Dickinson is struggling from the other night. Myles Hippolyte has come in today with a problem with his abdomen. I think that's it. Stuart Nelson is still injured. Courtney Duffus is getting there-ish. I think everyone else is okay, touchwood. I don't think we've ruined a goalkeeper this week so far, which is magnificent! Charlie, Myles and Carl are the three with concerns, but I don't have to know until Saturday morning really."

Bromley will travel down from Kent as the division's top team, lying currently four points clear of the second, third and fourth placed clubs. However, Sarll's view has been to play down the significance of the game, saying that they'll approach it in the same way as they did with their last home opponents AFC Fylde or next week's trip to Hartlepool United:

"I think they're all really tough. I think they've been hard-fought, and it takes a lot to earn a win, in any league. I mean this respectfully to Bromley, if it was Hartlepool or Fylde again or whoever, they're tough games - really tough games, because I think everyone in this league really understands the levels of effort of output you need to give to get a win out the other end is so high. So anyone who comes here is going to be really difficult to play against. They're all going to be tough in different ways. It's another game. It's a good game. I suppose it meets the moment where Scott Priestnall takes his first game as Owner at Huish Park, and Bromley are top. I suppose that adds to the moment or the scenario. But it's still eleven vs eleven, and it's still one ball, two goals and three people in the middle trying to spoil it!"


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27 September 2019 : Flag Day Planned For The Bromley Game
Yeovil Town supporters are being encouraged to make tomorrow's National League fixture against Bromley a Flag Day. This has been an occasional feature of Huish Park fixtures and is being promoted by the Glovers Trust to recognise the club's change of ownership and the visit of Bromley, who currently lie on top of the League Table with a four point lead.

The Glovers Trust have explained the aims of this venture, hoping that it can be part of a new era at Huish Park:

"Tomorrow marks the start of a new dawn at Huish Park! With it comes what we anticipate will be positive change, and a reboot in respect to fan engagement. With the blessing of Yeovil Town, we are pleased to be able to openly encourage all fans attending the game to bring flags of all shapes and size to enhance the atmosphere on what could prove to be an important game at the top of the National League!"

Hand-held flags can be used, provided the sticks they are attached to are short-length and no longer than one metre from top to bottom. You can also bring in larger flags and attach them to terrace crush barriers or fences, providing you do not obscure any advertising hoardings around the ground. The club will allow admission to the away terrace before the game starts to enable any larger flags to be put up there. If you're doing that, make sure you've completed tying your flag up before the teams come out onto the pitch before kick-off, as the away terrace will need to be vacated during the game. Similarly you'll only be able to untie your flag after the teams have left the field after the final whistle.

Flag Day planned for Yeovil Town's home match against Bromley
Flag Day planned for Yeovil Town's home match against Bromley
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26 September 2019 : League Reject Bury's Hopes Of Quick Readmittance
Further to today's earlier news, the Football League have now confirmed how they will manage promotion and relegation positions in May 2020, following the expulsion of Bury from League One during August 2019. The big news is that Bury will not be admitted back to the league for the 2020-21 season. They will now have to apply to the Football Association for admittance to an appropriate division further down the pyramid, much in the same way that Newport County, Aldershot Town, Halifax Town and Maidstone United have had to do upon their reformation.

The big debating point with respect to the Shakers, is that unlike the above four clubs, they have not been liquidated, but have been put into a state of suspension due to their current owner Steve Dale being unable to satisfy the financial requirements of the Football League, meaning they will play no competitive fixtures during this season. However, having agreed a CVA to take them out of administration, they are still active as a legal Company.

Bury's case had led to petitioning from supporters groups and local MPs to see them admitted back into the Football League for the 2020-21 season at League Two level. However this has now been rejected. Instead the following will happen:

League One : Three clubs will be relegated (instead of four). Four clubs (three automatic places, one play-off winner) will be promoted from League Two as normal.
League Two : One club will be relegated (instead of two). Two clubs (Champions, play-off winners) will be promoted from the National League.

Although the National League have not yet commented on this, the principle will almost certainly trickle down the football pyramid until it reaches a point where Bury are readmitted, or where other circumstances allow each division to be rebalanced.

The Football League will hold another general meeting with clubs to finalise these changes. The League's Executive Chair Debbie Jevans has said of the decision:

"While we are saddened that Bury FC is no longer part of the EFL, the Board's difficult decision to withdraw membership was only taken after every opportunity to find a resolution was exhausted. Since then, in recognition of the efforts made on behalf of the Club, the EFL has engaged with supporters' groups, shared their submissions with our members and debated at length the issues raised. Following the discussion today, Clubs have established that the preferred direction of travel is to reduce relegation from League Two as a means of returning to 72 Clubs. The Clubs felt that, in a difficult situation, this approach maintains fairness for all members and upholds the principle of the football pyramid."


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26 September 2019 : Football League Meet To Discuss Position Vacated By Bury
The Football League's 71 clubs will be meeting today in Milton Keynes to determine their make-up of the 2020-21 season, including the possible reinstatement of Bury. The Shakers were expelled from the league on August 27th due to their Owner's failure to provide proof of funding for the Gigg Lane club to complete the 2019-20 season. That has left League One playing with 23 clubs and thus a need for the EFL to fill a place in their structure.

At the meeting today, BBC Sport believe that there are three options on the table for clubs to vote on. These are listed as follows:

1. To remain at 71 members - this would result in League Two playing with 23 clubs next season
2. To return to 72 members with the club finishing second bottom in League Two getting a reprieve and two clubs promoted from the National League
3. To return to 72 members with either the runner-up in the National League also promoted, or with Bury reprieved

For any of these options to be passed, the League's constitution requires over 50 percent of all clubs to approve, and for at least 50 percent of Championship clubs to approve. The BBC believe that the reinstatement of Bury is opposed by most League Two clubs, with obviously some self-interest involved, particularly for those in the lower half of the table.

Option 2 has in the past been the default method of resolving a shortfall in the number of Football League positions. However, with campaign groups and local MPs calling for Bury to be reinstated at League Two level, Option 3 has been added.

The BBC indicate that if clubs do vote for the reinstatement of Bury that there will be a Board meeting convened to discuss the terms, with another club general meeting held three weeks later. If Bury are not reinstated, they will need to apply to the Football Association, who will reinstate them at a lower level down the pyramid, depending on what criteria they are able to meet.

The big unanswered question is the current state of Bury. Their owner Steve Dale remains in situ, and so Bury would still be faced with the issues that led to their expulsion, unless Dale is able to satisfy the Football League that he has the necessary funds. Furthermore, Bury are the subject of another winding up order in the High Court on October 16th. This will be their fourth appearance in the High Court this year, and has been brought by HMRC due to non-payment of taxes. Hence if clubs did vote for Bury to be reinstated, the question would remain whether that could be justified until their Ownership and financial issues are resolved.


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25 September 2019 : Video : Aldershot Town vs Yeovil Town Match Highlights
For those who want to watch match highlights of Yeovil Town's 3-1 win over Aldershot Town, these are now available online. There is four minutes worth of footage from the Recreation Ground that shows the three goals scored by Myles Hippolyte, Jimmy Smith and Rhys Murphy as well as Aldershot's equaliser and the game's other main chances. Watch via the YouTube clip below.




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25 September 2019 : Priestnall Confirms Majority Shareholding And Chairman Position
Yeovil Town's new co-owner Scott Priestnall has confirmed that he will be taking over the position of Chairman of the club from John Fry, with immediate effect. With Fry and outgoing owner Norman Hayward having stepped down both in terms of their ownership of the club and their Director positions, the club is now fronted by Priestnall along with Errol Pope who has so far kept a low profile.

Priestnall attended a press conference today as his first formal introduction to the local media, with both the original Yeovil Town company (Yeovil Football and Athletic Club Limited) and parent company Yeovil Town Holdings Limited now having a two man Board of Priestnall and Pope. He said that it was a position he hadn't been contemplating during the early part of his negotiations with the outgoing owners, but became something that he wanted to take on during the last few weeks:

"I am going to be Club Chairman - yes. I actually want to be. It's a position that I've kind of changed my mind on since I started. When I first started out I didn't think about being Chairman. I was actually looking at potential people to do it, both inside and outside the club. As I've got more involved with the club, if the completion had been maybe six or seven weeks ago, maybe I wouldn't have done. I think I've got the bug now, I'm hoping to earn my stripes as a Glover and I've really got excited about games. It's kind of got me interested in football again, to be honest with you. It was a really easy decision over the last couple of weeks to become Chairman. Hopefully I'll do right by the fans."

Priestnall also clarified one false assumption that has tended to be the case throughout the majority of the last three months since the pair were announced as the prospective bidders for the club. With Pope being labelled as the 'money man' when they were part of a consortium that was in discussions to take over Worcester Warriors rugby club in 2018, it had been largely assumed that Pope would have the lion's share of the Ownership of Yeovil Town. However, Priestnall explained that he would be the majority shareholder in this relationship, but admitted he didn't know the exact mathematical split between them at this stage:

"I'm not sure I know exactly, at the moment, but I'm the majority shareholder of that arrangement. I was just on a call earlier to find out what that exact percentage is, but I've certainly got control. We're in the very early days. The old Board have now resigned - each member. If I'm totally honest with you, since Friday I haven't had any conversations with regard to Board members at all. But I do want to and that's something I will work on once we get through this initial period of getting things right within the club first. Once that's done, I'll start to focus more on the Board."

Companies House information today has confirmed the above, with Alan Chamberlain and David Lee the last of the two remaining Directors formally stepping down from their position as Directors of the core Yeovil Town company. Priestnall and Pope remain as the only two Directors on both companies for the time being.


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25 September 2019 : Darren Sarll's Verdict On The Aldershot Town Away Game
Following Tuesday night's 3-1 victory over Aldershot Town at the Recreation Ground, Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll spoke to the BBC. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren gives his view on his side's performance on the night, the overall form, and the arrival of Scott Priestnall as the club's owner.

Link: Darren Sarll's Verdict On The Aldershot Town Away Game.


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25 September 2019 : Sarll Views Shots Match As A Comfortable Win
Yeovil Town first team manager Darren Sarll felt his side gained a comfortable victory over Aldershot Town at the Recreation Ground on Tuesday night. The 3-1 away victory ensured the club gained their sixth consecutive victory, keeping them in fourth place in the National League table, but putting the pressure on Halifax Town and Woking who lie just above them.

Despite Aldershot briefly getting a foothold back in the game through a Max Hunt header to provide a first half equaliser, the home side spent most of the match chasing the game. Sarll told BBC Somerset after the match that once his side got back in front, their opponents were reduced to trying to score from distance or through balls over the top, and he felt his team were comfortable in the end:

"How comfortable we were really. I felt our performance levels in the first half were not great, although we really didn't feel under real threat. When you're not really playing well and the other team are playing better, sometimes you can feel a little bit uneasy. But I didn't really feel uneasy. Maybe that's because like players, managers grow in confidence with their group. The goal we gave away was a poor goal to give away. It's the first time we've give one away from a corner, so I was disappointed with that. In the second half, I thought defensively we were as good as we've been. We showed a maturity and a professionalism to keep the game very compact. The amount of times they kicked balls out of play, or kicked balls over the top of us or kicked through to Adam Smith, I was quite comfortable."

Pick of the goals on the night was Rhys Murphy's looping shot on the hour mark that sealed the three points, and killed the game off. But Sarll said that the earlier strikes from Myles Hippolyte and Crawley Town loanee Jimmy Smith were equally impressive. However, he warned his players that they needed to keep their feet on the ground and not get carried away by the club's six consecutive wins:

"I thought the two goals from Myles Hippolyte and the move and the quickness in our play before Jimmy Smith scored was a lovely little move. It showed real quality and it was a good finish. We haven't given many chances to Jimmy but his conversion is pretty strong. I think the important thing from tonight is for the players to hit the reset button. We're having so many great experiences at the minute, especially with the fans that we need to make sure that we're balanced and that we keep our feet on the floor and that we understand how to win games, because winning games is the hardest thing. So we've got to make sure that we reset on Thursday and Friday and get ready for Saturday."


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24 September 2019 : Man of the Match Voting for Aldershot Town vs Yeovil Town
If you watched Tuesday's 1-3 win against Aldershot Town at the Recreation Ground, 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 Aldershot Town vs Yeovil Town.


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24 September 2019 : Aldershot 1 Yeovil 3 : Six Of The Best As Winning Run Continues
Yeovil Town gained their sixth consecutive National League victory on Tuesday night, with a 1-3 away victory over Aldershot Town. The Glovers held the upper hand for the majority of the match, with Myles Hippolyte's early strike setting them on their way. A header from Max Hunt pulled Aldershot level midway through the half, but Crawley Town loanee Jimmy Smith restored the lead by half time. The match was sealed with Rhys Murphy's fourth goal of the season as he delivered a looping shot into the top of the net on the hour mark, to keep Yeovil in fourth place, but now breathing down the neck of Woking and Halifax above them.

The Glovers went into the match making two changes to their side, with both enforced. Goalkeeper Adam Smith came in to make his debut in place of the injured Liam O'Brien. Meanwhile Albi Skendi came in to fill the space vacated by Charlie Lee, who had a back injury. The visitors lined up with two midfielders with Glovers connections, with Alefe Santos having left Huish Park over the summer, whilst Harry Panayiotou was a former trialist.

Yeovil got themselves off to a perfect start just eight minutes into the match. A loose ball in the box dropped nicely to Myles Hippolyte after Aldershot only half cleared a cross, and he struck it with his right foot, with the ball taking a slight deflection as it flew past Mitchell Walker and into the back of the net for an early 0-1 lead.

It was the visitors who enjoyed most of the opening 20 minutes play, with Rhys Murphy having his shot saved inside the box. Yeovil were stretching the Aldershot defence persistently, which made Aldershot's equalising goal a rather frustrating one. The home side's first shot of any kind came from Ethan Chislett and it took a deflection for a corner. From that Jack Powell set piece, Max Hunt managed to out-jump Luke Wilkinson and the ball flew into the back of the net via his header.

That perked up the home side for what would be their best spell of the game, albeit without creating too many big chances. However, Yeovil were in a clinical mood, and they retook the lead seven minutes before the break. A flowing team move saw Matt Worthington and Myles Hippolyte exchange passes that cut open the Aldershot defence, meaning that when the ball was played across to Jimmy Smith their marking had gone astray, allowing the midfielder a chance to sweep the ball home for a 1-2 lead.

Aldershot continued to get their best efforts from set pieces, as George Fowler headed over the crossbar from a Jack Powell corner, with the half ending with Ethan Chislett once again finding his shot deflected out for one of Aldershot's many corners on the night.

Early in the second period, Yeovil should have been further ahead when Gold Omotayo was put clean through by Jimmy Smith, but he didn't strike the ball well, instead slicing his shot wide of the target. That miss didn't matter though, as on the hour mark Yeovil gained a two goal advantage thanks to a bit of magic from Rhys Murphy. Switching his feet twice, he gained himself room to strike a looping shot with his left foot that flew into the roof of the net for a 1-3 lead.

Murphy could have quickly had another when he intercepted on an Aldershot defensive error, but his shot was parried by Mitchell Walker, with the Shots keeper doing well to recover to stop Jimmy Smith following up the rebound. For all of the home side's endeavour, they couldn't get past Yeovil's back four who were blocking the ball well as Harry Panayiotou and Ethan Chislett had further goal attempts deflected out for corners. As such, the Glovers were able to defend their lead fairly comfortably in the closing stages of the match, giving them their sixth win in a row, and to now put themselves behind Woking and Halifax Town. It may still be very early in the season, but suddenly Saturday's home match against league leaders Bromley - four points ahead at the top - looks a little bit big.

Link: 2019-20 Latest National League Table.

Final Score: Aldershot Town 1 Yeovil Town 3.

Scorers: Myles Hippolyte (0-1, 8 mins), Max Hunt (1-1, 19 mins), Jimmy Smith (1-2, 38 mins), Rhys Murphy (1-3, 59 mins)

Aldershot Town:
1 Mitchell Walker 3 Lewis Kinsella 6 Kodi Lyons-Foster 16 George Fowler 25 Max Hunt 14 Aaron Eyoma 7 Alefe Santos 20 Ethan Chislett 34 Jack Powell 10 Connor Shields 11 Harry Panayiotou

Substitutes:
2 Robbie Tinkler 9 Shamir Mullings (69 mins for Alefe Santos) 12 Alfie Whittingham 21 Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong (65 mins for Connor Shields) 29 Alex Fletcher (69 mins for Aaron Eyoma)

Yeovil Town: (4-3-1-2)
31. Adam Smith
2. Craig Alcock 6. Luke Wilkinson 4. Lee Collins (Capt) 3. Carl Dickinson
7. Matt Worthington 18. Albi Skendi 5. Jimmy Smith
11. Myles Hippolyte
10. Gold Omotayo 9. Rhys Murphy

Substitutes:
8. Lawson D'Ath (61 mins for Matt Worthington) 19. Tom Bradbury 22. Olly McCoy (90 mins for Rhys Murphy) 24. Remeao Hutton 28. James Tilley (79 mins for Jimmy Smith)

Aldershot Town Bookings: George Fowler (foul, 90 mins)

Yeovil Bookings: Myles Hippolyte (foul, 68 mins), Adam Smith (timewasting, 88 mins), Rhys Murphy (dissent, 89 mins)

Referee: Gary Parsons (Hampshire). Assistants: Paul Evans (Northamptonshire) and Andy Bennett (Surrey). Fourth Official: Shelby Elson (Surrey).

Attendance: 1,684 (with 379 Yeovil fans).


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24 September 2019 : A303 Overnight Closure After Aldershot Town Match
Yeovil Town supporters travelling back from Aldershot Town tonight should note that there will be road closures disrupting the final leg of their journey. The A303 will be shut from 8.00p.m. tonight until 6.00a.m. tomorrow morning in both directions between Wincanton and Podimore for resurfacing work.

The recommended diversion route is to come off the A303 at Wincanton, take the A357 southbound towards Henstridge and then take the A30 westbound towards Yeovil. Clearly whether you follow that or not, may depend on what your final end destination is after the match, and what your attitude is to driving on country lanes.

If you need to get beyond Yeovil to get home, the recommended route is to take the A3088 out of Yeovil, although you can also take the A37 northbound.


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24 September 2019 : Team News For Aldershot Town vs Yeovil Town
Yeovil Town have issued their starting line-up for the National League match against Aldershot Town. The match at the Recreation Ground sees two changes to the starting line-up compared to the team that took to the field against Solihull Moors on Saturday. The most obvious change sees the injured Liam O'Brien drop out of the squad, replaced by Forest Green Rovers loanee Adam Smith. The other change sees Albi Skendi coming in as the most defensive of the midfielders with Charlie Lee dropping out due to a back problem.

Goalkeeper Stuart Nelson (groin) and striker Courtney Duffus (hamstring) remain out and are expected to miss the next two or three weeks. Goalkeeper Liam O'Brien was injured at Solihull Moors on Saturday, whilst Charlie Lee (back) is out. Attacking midfielder Gabriel Rogers and midfielder Tom Whelan don't make the squad.

Striker Ryan Seager is on loan with Havant and Waterlooville. Teenagers Daniel Ojo and Tai Fleming are on loan at Melksham Town. Academy graduates Nestor Shako and Alex John are on loan with Gosport Borough.

The team lines up as follows:

Yeovil Town: (4-3-1-2)
31. Adam Smith
2. Craig Alcock 6. Luke Wilkinson 4. Lee Collins (Capt) 3. Carl Dickinson
7. Matt Worthington 18. Albi Skendi 5. Jimmy Smith
11. Myles Hippolyte
10. Gold Omotayo 9. Rhys Murphy

Substitutes:
8. Lawson D'Ath 19. Tom Bradbury 22. Olly McCoy 24. Remeao Hutton 28. James Tilley


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24 September 2019 : Officials For Aldershot Town vs Yeovil Town
Officials for the National League fixture between Aldershot Town and Yeovil Town have been published. The match takes place on Tuesday 24th September 2019 (tonight) with a 7.45p.m. kick-off at the Recreation Ground. The man in charge of the fixture will be referee Gary Parsons (Hampshire). As with all of our referees this season, we've not had him before, beyond him acting as a Fourth Official on a couple occasions, although he has taken charge of a couple of Yeovil Town Ladies matches.

Tuesday night's referee hails from New Milton and this is his third season refereeing at National League Premier level. Last season he took charge of just 14 National League Premier fixtures, with 53 yellow cards and one red card to his name. This season he's done four games with 12 bookings in four games and no red cards. The most recent was on Saturday when he was at Sutton United's 4-0 win over Chesterfield.

Mr Parsons will be assisted by Paul Evans (Northamptonshire) and Andy Bennett (Surrey). The Fourth Official will be Shelby Elson (Surrey).


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24 September 2019 : Taff's Gloversblog : Time To See If The Grass Is Greener
With Yeovil Town's takeover being completed on Friday night, the era of John Fry and Norman Hayward appears to be drawing to an end. The latest Taff's Gloversblog takes a look at the change taking place, and what we need to look out for in the coming weeks. Read that article via the link below and feel free to add your own views.

Link: Taff's Gloversblog : Time To See If The Grass Is Greener.


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24 September 2019 : Change Of Significant Control Recorded In Yeovil Town's Holding Company
The first changes to Yeovil Town's group companies has begun in the wake of the club's takeover that was announced on Friday night. The filings to Companies House recognise the official changes with respect to Directorships, Company Secretaries and Shareholdings within each company, and this will be a quickly evolving process over the next few days and weeks.

We'll try to provide an accumulative update against each company as changes are filed. The most significant change today has been that a company called CV Leisure Limited has become the designated owner of the Yeovil Town group of companies. The entry for Yeovil Town Holdings Limited removes the Huish Park Stadium Partnership Ltd company, controlled by Norman Hayward and John Fry and introduces the aforementioned company as its ultimate owners. Companies House records this as a change of person (or company) "with significant control" of Yeovil Town Holdings.

This is a slight change from Yeovil Town's statement that was issued on June 14th which stated that the shares in the Huish Park Stadium Partnership would change hands. However, the transfer to CV Leisure Ltd at the lower level serves a similar purpose. Given the Huish Park Stadium Partnership company is now orphaned and serves no apparent purpose, we'd expect it to close down in due course.

CV Leisure Limited is a company registered in Camden, London, NW1 in August 2018. It was formed by Scott Priestnall in August 2018, with Errol Pope joining its Board on September 3rd 2019. The company itself has no public office or 'shop window' - the registration address is an industrial unit, which Companies House says present to manage "Unlicensed restaurants and cafes". Due to the age of the company it has yet to file public accounts. It's likely that this company will serve much the same purpose as the Huish Park Stadium Partnership company - as a bucket to hold shares in the Yeovil Town companies.

Companies House also records a number of other significant events that have been registered today. These are as follows:

Yeovil Town Holdings Limited
1. Termination of Norman Hayward as a Director.
2. Termination of John Fry as a Director
3. Appointment of Errol Pope as a Director
4. Appointment of Scott Priestnall as a Director.

There were no other Directors in this company, which serves as the parent holding company to the original Yeovil Town Football Club business. There remains an outstanding Legal Charge under Norman Hayward's name that at present would need to be resolved.

Yeovil Football And Athletic Club Limited (aka Yeovil Town Football Club).
1. Termination of Norman Hayward as a Director.
2. Termination of John Fry as a Director
3. Termination of Brian Willis as a Director

At present Alan Chamberlain and David Lee remain listed as Directors. However, this is consistent with Scott Priestnall's interview on Saturday where it was indicated that they had been unable to contact two Directors during the Friday night to confirm the takeover had been completed.

At present, Scott Priestnall and Errol Pope have not been registered as Directors of this company. It can probably be assumed this is a timing issue. There remains an outstanding Legal Charge under Norman Hayward's name that at present would need to be resolved.


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24 September 2019 : Ticket Bundles Return For 2019-20 Season
In addition to Yeovil Town's relaunched 2019-20 Season Ticket package, the club are also bringing back their six and twelve game ticket bundles. These allow fans to pre-purchase a set of National League matches, and then use voucher codes to decide exactly which games they want to attend. They are therefore particularly attractive to people who work or live away from the town, who might be back at home during Christmas and Easter Holidays, and thus want to purchase tickets across that period, but may not be available enough during other times of the year to purchase a full season ticket.

Payment for the bundle is made up front, and then the voucher codes can be used, as and when you decide to attend a fixture. You must still go through the process of 'buying' an individual ticket online as normal, but the voucher code should result in a zero charge for the ticket. Prices are as follows and are only available for Adults and Seniors:

SEATING:
12 Game Bundle: Adults: £168; Seniors: £144.
6 Game Bundle: Adults: £90; Seniors: £78.

TERRACING:
12 Game Bundle: Adults: £132; Seniors: £108.
6 Game Bundle: Adults: £72; Seniors: £60.

Note that it is the responsibility of the Supporter to ensure they use up the voucher codes by the end of the 2019-20 season. At that point they automatically expire.

Link: 2019-20 Season Ticket Packages Relaunched As 17 Game Ticket.


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24 September 2019 : 2019-20 Season Ticket Packages Relaunched As 17 Game Ticket
Following the completion of the club's takeover process, Yeovil Town have relaunched their Season Ticket packages for the 2019-20 season. The relaunch allows supporters to purchase a 17 game Season Ticket, with the prices recalculated on that basis.

As a result there are new rates for the 2019-20 season, that include admission to Saturday's National League match against Bromley and all other remaining National League fixtures. These are as follows:

SEATING:
Adults: £221; Over-65s and Military: £187; Young Person: £119; Juniors: £30.

TERRACING:
Adults: £170; Over-65s and Military: £136; Young Person: £119; Juniors: £30.

Prices will be maintained until Friday 4th October, meaning that if you can't make the Bromley game, there's still a chance to purchase the 17 game package (although obviously with one game removed).

To purchase, visit or call the Huish Park Ticket Office on 01935-847888.


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23 September 2019 : Supporters Alliance Meeting With Scott Priestnall
Earlier this month, the Supporters Alliance Group held a second September meeting which included the attendance of Scott Priestnall, who at that time was a prospective co-owner of the club. That allowed the supporters groups a chance to ask a long list of questions and for Priestnall to give an account of his own business background and his views on the club. The minutes of that meeting are published in full below.

Link: Supporter Alliance Meeting : Thursday 12th September 2019.


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23 September 2019 : Fifth Goalkeeper Of The Season Signed Up After O'Brien Injury
Yeovil Town have brought in their fifth goalkeeper of the 2019-20 season - or sixth if you include Saturday's stand-in keeper Luke Wilkinson. They have signed up former Bristol Rovers and Northampton Town keeper Adam Smith from Forest Green Rovers on a one month loan deal, following Saturday's injury to Liam O'Brien that forced him off in the 90th minute of the 1-0 victory over Solihull Moors. He will now be between the sticks for Tuesday night's trip to Aldershot Town.

Smith is 26 years old and is a former Leicester City keeper who had a variety of loan agreements whilst on the books of the Foxes, significantly with one of them being with Stevenage during 2014. However the bulk of his first team appearances came with Northampton and Bristol Rovers between 2015 and 2019, with his switch to Forest Green coming over the summer.

Born in Sunderland on November 23rd 1992, he was originally on the Academy books of Middlesbrough, but switched across to Leicester City in 2010. He didn't make any first team appearances for the Foxes, but enjoyed a string of short term loan spells with Chesterfield, Lincoln City, Nuneaton Town (8 appearances), Stevenage, Cambridge United (4 appearances) and Mansfield Town (4 appearances) to varying success.

He left Leicester in the summer of 2015, signing for League Two side Northampton Town. There he was a League ever present in their promotion winning side, making 50 appearances, followed by a further 44 at League One level. He then moved to Bristol Rovers spending two years at League One level, clocking up 36 appearances. In the summer of 2019, he transferred to Forest Green Rovers, where he's yet to make an appearance.

His time at Stevenage came under Graham Westley between March and April 2014, where he did not make a first team appearance. However, with Darren Sarll working for the club's Academy system at the time, there's a fair chance Sarll will have seen him in training sessions around that period. Forest Green indicate that he trained at Huish Park today, and so will have said hello to his new teammates before tomorrow's game.

Senior keeper Stuart Nelson is currently out with a groin injury for the next couple of weeks, whilst Reading keeper Liam Driscoll and Queens Park Rangers keeper Marcin Brzozowski suffered injuries that saw their spells at Huish Park end. As yet we don't have a firm prognosis on Liam O'Brien's injury, although it appears to be his leg or his knee he had a problem with at Damson Park.


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23 September 2019 : Bromley Fixture Designated As Kids For A Quid Game
Yeovil Town's National League fixture against Bromley has been designated as a 'Kids For A Quid' day. This has been an occasional offer over the years, and allows supporters qualifying as Juniors (Under-16s) to gain admission to the ground for ONE POUND ONLY.

You still need to purchase your ticket from the Huish Park Ticket Office or online as usual. However, note that in a change in policy from similar previous promotions, these Junior tickets must be purchased at the same time as a paying Adult or Senior.

We're not sure at present if that is on a one-for-one basis (i.e. one adult, one junior), or whether you can purchase multiple junior tickets against a single adult/senior ticket. It also isn't clear if the junior tickets can be offset against an existing Season Ticket holder or whether this offer is only for adults/seniors paying for matchday tickets. We'll try to get clarification on both.

The match against Bromley takes place on Saturday 28th September, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off at Huish Park.

If you have already purchased a Junior ticket for this match, give the Huish Park Ticket Office a call, and they'll sort out the difference, or sell you alternative tickets.

Link: Ticketing For Aldershot Town vs Yeovil Town (First Team).

Link: GWSC Travel For Aldershot Town vs Yeovil Town (First Team).

Link: Ticketing For Aldershot Town U18s vs Yeovil Town U18s (FA Youth Cup).

Link: Ticketing For Hartlepool United vs Yeovil Town.

Link: 2019-20 Huish Park Individual Matchday Admission Prices.

Link: 2019-20 Huish Park Season Ticket Prices.

Link: 2019-20 Yeovil Town First Team Fixtures and Results.


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23 September 2019 : Wilkinson Clocks Up A Second Team Of The Week Nomination
In news that will surprise no-one, Yeovil Town defender Luke Wilkinson has been given a second nomination for Team of the Week. The National League's own choice, provided by their betting partner, agrees with the Non-League Paper in that the former Stevenage centre-back should be included for his heroics in the 1-0 victory over Solihull Moors on Saturday.

When you score the winning goal in the game, then suffer a facial injury that leaves you with a suspected broken nose, and then go in goal for second half injury time, making a save onto the post in the 99th minute of the match, it would be hard not to listed. The National League agree, and his name is included in the eleven players listed below:

Lucas Covolan (Torquay United)
Will Wright (Dagenham and Redbridge), Neill Byrne (AFC Fylde), Luke Wilkinson (Yeovil Town), Lewis Kinsella (Aldershot Town)
Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic), Frankie Raymond (Bromley), Sorba Thomas (Boreham Wood)
Tobi Sho-Silva (Halifax Town), Aaron Jarvis (Sutton United), Scott Quigley (Barrow)


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23 September 2019 : Aldershot Extend Advance Ticket Purchase Option
Tuesday night's opponents Aldershot Town have stated that they will be leaving the advance ticket purchase option for their National League fixture open for an extended period. The Shots had originally communicated that the cut-off point for internet sales would be at midnight on Saturday. However, that has now been extended until midnight tonight (Monday).

To purchase your tickets, follow the instructions in the ticketing article below. Travel plans and the opposition guide to Aldershot are also shown below.

NOTE: The weather forecast for Tuesday is not great, and the main away allocation for Aldershot's terracing is open plan. Take appropriate waterproofs!

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Aldershot Town.

Link: Ticketing For Aldershot Town vs Yeovil Town (First Team).

Link: GWSC Travel For Aldershot Town vs Yeovil Town (First Team).


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23 September 2019 : Video : Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town Match Highlights
For those who want to watch match highlights of Yeovil Town's 1-0 victory over Solihull Moors, these are now online. You will find just over three minutes worth of highlights covering the match at Damson Park, including the winning goal from defender Luke Wilkinson, and the late drama that surrounded his late entrance as a stand-in goalkeeper. Watch that footage via YouTube below.




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22 September 2019 : Ciderspace Guide To Aldershot Town
On Tuesday night, Yeovil Town hit the road again, with a trip to play Aldershot Town. This is the first competitive meeting involving the reformed club, and the first competitive meeting of any kind since 1955. As a result, there's a brand new opposition guide prepared for this trip, covering directions, parking, ticketing, past meetings, match stats and that all important pub guide. Find it via the link below.

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Aldershot Town.

Link: Ticketing For Aldershot Town vs Yeovil Town (First Team).

Link: GWSC Travel For Aldershot Town vs Yeovil Town (First Team).

The Recreation Ground at Aldershot, looking out towards the South Stand and side terrace
The Recreation Ground at Aldershot, looking out towards the South Stand and side terrace



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22 September 2019 : Darren Sarll's Verdict On The Solihull Moors Away Game
Following Saturday afternoon's 1-0 victory over Solihull Moors at Damson Park, Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll spoke to the BBC about the game. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren's verdict on the match, and his thoughts on the arrival of Scott Priestnall as the club's new co-owner, can be read via the link below.

Link: Darren Sarll's Verdict On The Solihull Moors Away Game.


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22 September 2019 : Wilkinson Given Another Team Of The Week Slot
It will come as little surprise that Yeovil Town central defender Luke Wilkinson has been named in the Team of the Day for this weekend's matches. The nominations by the Non-League Paper include the former Stevenage man, who had an eventful day - scoring the winning goal in the 1-0 victory over Solihull Moors, suffering a suspected broken nose after he was the victim of an elbow in the closing stages, and then taking over in goal during injury time when Liam O'Brien was unable to continue.

Luke takes his position in the team - as a centre-back, rather than as a goalkeeper! The full side selected can be found below:

Lucas Covolan (Torquay United)
Will De Havilland (Dover Athletic), Luke Wilkinson (Yeovil Town), Will Smith (Harrogate Town), Sam Wood (Bromley)
Ethan Chislett (Aldershot Town), John Rooney (Barrow), Ryan Croasdale (AFC Fylde)
Aaron Jarvis (Sutton United), Tobi Sho-Silva (Halifax Town), Sorba Thomas (Boreham Wood)

Manager: Luke Garrard (Boreham Wood).


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22 September 2019 : Scott Priestnall Talks About The Finalisation Of The Club Takeover
On Friday evening, Yeovil Town Football Club underwent an ownership change, with Scott Priestnall and Errol Pope taking control at Huish Park. On Saturday, Priestnall was interviewed by BBC Somerset about the takeover process and his plans. With questions from Chris Spittles, Scott explains the situation regarding the outgoing Directors at the club, his immediate priorities as new co-owner, his thoughts on playing budget and on the land around Huish Park. Read that interview in full, via the link below.

Link: Scott Priestnall Speaks To The BBC After He Had Completed His Takeover Of The Club.


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21 September 2019 : Man of the Match Voting for Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town
If you watched Saturday's 0-1 win against Solihull Moors at Damson 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 Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town.


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21 September 2019 : Solihull 0 Yeovil 1 : Wilkinson Becomes Goalscorer, Goalkeeper And Matchwinner
Yeovil Town secured their fifth National League win in a row on Saturday afternoon, with a single goal victory against Solihull Moors. The 1-0 win at Damson Park came just short of the hour mark in a tough physical game, as former Stevenage defender Luke Wilkinson scored his second goal of the 2019-20 season. But that wasn't the end of Wilko's afternoon as in the 90th minute he had to go in goal, with Liam O'Brien suffering a leg injury that saw the Glovers have to play out that period with ten men. With the signalled seven minutes being extended to eleven, Wilkinson forced a 97th minute Danny Wright header onto the post to ensure his goal at the other end won the match, and to keep his side in 4th place in the table.

The Glovers went into the match making two changes to the side that beat AFC Fylde on the previous weekend. Remeao Hutton had picked up a training ground injury during the week and his position was taken by Craig Alcock. Meanwhile a tactical switch saw Jimmy Smith make his first start for the club, displacing Brighton and Hove Albion loanee James Tilley.

The first half was a slightly scrappy physical affair during which neither side really developed a strong pattern of play to justify taking the lead at any stage. Adi Yussuf, who was returning to Solihull on loan from Blackpool, saw his header come off the crossbar early on but a linesman's flag quickly afterwards suggested that would not have counted if it had gone in. The same striker produced a low save which Liam O'Brien easily saved.

Yeovil took a while to get going with Rhys Murphy seeing his free kick deflect off a defender for a corner around the midpoint of the half. But as with the 2016 FA Cup tie, Jamey Osborne was Solihull's most dangerous creative player, and after he induced a foul that saw Charlie Lee pick up a booking, his free kick curled over the wall and over the crossbar. The same player drove a shot wide for Moors minutes later.

Myles Hippolyte struck a shot over the bar after a long Craig Alcock throw-in dropped in his direction, with Matt Worthington doing the same five minutes later. Then came Yeovil's best chance of the half, as Gold Omotayo produced an acrobatic volleyed effort, but he was denied by Ryan Boot. Overall it was a physical half of football, demonstrated by Charlie Lee needing lengthy treatment for a head injury. Solihull finished the half by forcing Liam O'Brien into a parried save for a corner from a Lee Vaughan strike but neither side could force a breakthrough.

The second half opened with what seemed to be more of the same, with Gold Omotayo having an early shot saved by Ryan Boot. But just short of the hour mark, the Glovers got their noses in front. A corner in from the right side bobbled around the box with Solihull not clearing their lines. Omotayo had a shot blocked and it rebounded out towards the penalty spot where Luke Wilkinson was lurking. He fired in a first time shot that flew into the net for a 0-1 advantage, and in such a tight game a lead that was likely to be crucial.

Unsurprisingly, Solihull tried to force the issue, with Adi Yussuf doing well to get in behind the Yeovil defence, but with the narrow angle defeating him as he shot into the side netting. Daniel Wright forced Liam O'Brien into a save, before the Glovers keeper produced a superb bit of blocking to stop an equalising goal. A long range strike from Lee Vaughan was parried by O'Brien, but when Daniel Wright tried to convert the rebound, O'Brien had recovered well enough to turn the shot around the post for a corner.

A back injury for Charlie Lee meant he had to be withdrawn, meaning that fellow substitute Albi Skendi - who replaced a tiring Jimmy Smith - went to occupy the defensive slot in the midfield quartet. With five minutes remaining, Luke Wilkinson also suffered an injury when he appeared to be elbowed by Daniel Wright, with the Yeovil defender remonstrating with match referee Adrian Quelch, having been left covered in blood, so much that he needed to change both his shirt and shorts.

It was just as well that Wilkinson could continue, given Yeovil had used all three substitutes. Even more so, when Liam O'Brien needed treatment for a leg injury just as the clock struck 90. His attempt to carry on was proven as fruitless a minute later when he attempted to jump for a cross, and went down a second time, leaving Yeovil down to ten men. That meant Luke Wilkinson - goalscorer, and almost certainly with a broken nose - donned the goalkeeper shirt for the signalled seven minutes of injury time. He perhaps got his revenge on Danny Wright, deep into injury time, as he flung himself at a Wright header, colliding with the goalpost as he saved the attempt for a corner. That might have hurt, but pnce the eleven minutes of elapsed injury time were finally over, he could celebrate having kept a clean sheet during that period, with Yeovil Town stretching their run to five consecutive wins - their best run of form since the 2012-13 season.

Link: 2019-20 Latest National League Table.

Final Score: Solihull Moors 0 Yeovil Town 1.

Scorers: Luke Wilkinson (0-1, 57 mins)

Solihull Moors:
1 Ryan Boot 3 Jamie Reckord 6 Alex Gudger 5 Liam Daly 22 Lee Vaughan 24 Callum Howe 4 Kyle Storer 11 Terry Hawkridge 7 Jamey Osborne 19 Daniel Wright 29 Adi Yussuf

Substitutes:
8 Darren Carter (71 mins for Terry Hawkridge) 10 Mitch Hancox 14 Alex Nicholls (85 mins for Jamie Reckord) 16 Josh Neufville (81 mins for Lee Vaughan) 28 Shaun Rowley

Yeovil Town: (4-3-1-2)
27. Liam O'Brien
2. Craig Alcock 6. Luke Wilkinson 4. Lee Collins (Capt) 3. Carl Dickinson
7. Matt Worthington 26. Charlie Lee 5. Jimmy Smith
11. Myles Hippolyte
10. Gold Omotayo 9. Rhys Murphy

Substitutes:
8. Lawson D'Ath (79 mins for Charlie Lee) 18. Albi Skendi (66 mins for Jimmy Smith) 19. Tom Bradbury 22. Olly McCoy 28. James Tilley (55 mins for Myles Hippolyte)

Solihull Moors Bookings: Jamie Reckord (foul, 33 mins)

Yeovil Bookings: Charlie Lee (foul, 20 mins), Myles Hippolyte (foul, 45 mins), Albi Skendi (foul, 69 mins), Luke Wilkinson (foul, 88 mins), Rhys Murphy (timewasting, 90 mins)

Solihull Moors Statistics: Possession: 56%; Shots On Target: 4; Shots Off Target: 12; Corners: 9.

Yeovil Statistics: Possession: 44%; Shots On Target: 3; Shots Off Target: 6; Corners: 3.

Referee: Adrian Quelch (Dorset). Assistants: Robin Cox (Oxfordshire) and Steve Durnall (Birmingham). Fourth Official: Mark Billingham (West Midlands).

Attendance: 1,525 (game unsegregated but with approx 400 Yeovil fans).


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21 September 2019 : Sarll Says Players Attitude Is Best He's Seen In Management Career
Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll praised his team's attitude to matches when they walk down the tunnel and onto the pitch, after watching them gain a gritty 1-0 victory over Solihull Moors at Damson Park on Saturday afternoon. The Glovers had to work their way through eleven minutes of added time after referee Adrian Quelch initially calculated seven minutes of injury time needed to be played, but then extended that further when another injury delayed play during that period.

Sarll told BBC Somerset that he believed that he had a squad of players that he could rely upon when they stepped out onto the pitch, more so than he had experienced in any of his other jobs as manager with past clubs. However, he admitted to being rather miffed about the amount of time that was added on, joking about how extended it was in the end:

"With the extra 47 minutes of added time, that was incredible! Where do these people dream up these minutes from? We got to seven, but where do you get seven from? Then he was like, I'm just going to play on until Solihull score and no excuse to blow up. I think we've seen it too many times this year. But let's take nothing away from the players. We're talking about a club that is in transition, and the foundation of any organisation is the quality of the people that you have. There's some good people in my dressing room. It's the first time in my career, and that's no disrespect to the other lads I've managed, I know when they walk down the tunnel, win or lose, they're going to try really hard. I think that is what this football club was really screaming out for. They've done fabulously well. To go five wins on the bounce is strong stuff."

The main reason for the second half extension came when Yeovil Town goalkeeper Liam O'Brien had to come off with a leg injury during that second half injury time, with Luke Wilkinson - the scorer of the winning goal - stepping in to replace him. With Charlie Lee suffering a head injury, and Wilkinson having had to change his shirt and shorts due to his own nose injury whilst he was an outfield player, those players were in the wars. Sarll said that they were unfortunate to get that many knocks in the same game:

"We're probably a little bit unfortunate in that Charlie's nose popped, Luke's nose popped. Charlie has had to come off with a back issue. Liam O'Brien has had to come off injured. So the only one that we took off that wasn't injured was Myles Hippolyte. So again we're walking wounded again for Tuesday. But I'll worry about that on Monday morning. I want to enjoy the quality of the people that we've got working for us now, and I want to enjoy thinking about some of the moments in the game including the ridiculous 562 minutes worth of added time! A good performance."


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21 September 2019 : Priestnall Confirms Fry And Hayward Have Left The Board
Yeovil Town's new co-owner Scott Priestnall has confirmed that Chairman John Fry and owner Norman Hayward stepped down from their positions on the club's Board of Directors on Friday night. The duo have fronted the ownership of the club for the last ten years, with Fry serving as Chairman under multiple ownerships since 1996, with their resignations bringing to an end their time at Huish Park.

Priestnall has purchased the club alongside Commodities Trader Errol Pope, who has so far kept an ultra-low key involvement in proceedings, with Priestnall the only visible person in the new ownership. He has confirmed that the pair have purchased the Holding Company that sits above the club's Group structure - reported back in June 2019 as the Huish Park Stadium Partnership Limited company. Speaking to BBC Somerset after the match, Priestnall said that at present two of the junior Directors had retained their positions on the Board, as he had been unable to contact them on Friday night. However, he hoped to speak to them on Monday to discuss the future:

"It's very simple really. It's just myself and Errol Pope. We've bought Yeovil Town and all its assets. We've basically purchased the holding company. So it's good - I'm glad it's finished. It's been a long time, and I think the longest transaction that I think I've been involved in. They've (John Fry and Norman Hayward) already stepped down. They stepped down last (Friday) night and it will be my job now to put a new Board together next week. Because it was so quick following the National League approval last night, we couldn't get hold of two of the Directors, but we'll do that on Monday."

With Fry and Hayward having no further executive involvement in the club, Priestnall said his first job at Huish Park would be defining the club's operating structure, with Fry having largely assumed the role of a Chief Executive for much of his time with the club. The new co-owner said it was important to re-engage with the club's supporter base, with falling crowds over the years having been a feature at Huish Park. He hoped that he could produce a combined vision about where the club was likely to go:

"I think it's just about going in and getting the house in order. I think we will now focus on the structure of the club in house, and how best to operate that, and then start to give Yeovil back to the fans and try to work on ways that great support base to be a bit like what you saw today. We need to get the support base back into Huish Park on a regular basis, supporting the good team that we've got on the pitch. I attended the Supporters Alliance Meeting last week, and sat down with everybody, heard their concerns and things they want to improve. I spoke a bit about what my vision might look like at the football club. That involves everyone who was in that room, everyone who was in that ground today and the whole town of Yeovil. It's about putting a combined vision together about how this football club can move forward, and that's very important to me."


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21 September 2019 : Solihull 0 Yeovil 1 : Match Statistics
Yeovil Town secured their fifth National League win in a row on Saturday afternoon, with a single goal victory against Solihull Moors. The 1-0 win at Damson Park came just short of the hour mark in a tough physical game, as former Stevenage defender Luke Wilkinson scored his second goal of the 2019-20 season. But that wasn't the end of Wilko's afternoon as in the 90th minute he had to go in goal, with Liam O'Brien suffering a leg injury that saw the Glovers have to play out that period with ten men. With the signalled seven minutes being extended to eleven, Wilkinson forced a 97th minute Danny Wright header onto the post to ensure his goal at the other end won the match, and to keep his side in 4th place in the table.

Full report to follow later.

Link: 2019-20 Latest National League Table.

Final Score: Solihull Moors 0 Yeovil Town 1.

Scorers: Luke Wilkinson (0-1, 57 mins)

Solihull Moors:
1 Ryan Boot 3 Jamie Reckord 6 Alex Gudger 5 Liam Daly 22 Lee Vaughan 24 Callum Howe 4 Kyle Storer 11 Terry Hawkridge 7 Jamey Osborne 19 Daniel Wright 29 Adi Yussuf

Substitutes:
8 Darren Carter (71 mins for Terry Hawkridge) 10 Mitch Hancox 14 Alex Nicholls (85 mins for Jamie Reckord) 16 Josh Neufville (81 mins for Lee Vaughan) 28 Shaun Rowley

Yeovil Town: (4-3-1-2)
27. Liam O'Brien
2. Craig Alcock 6. Luke Wilkinson 4. Lee Collins (Capt) 3. Carl Dickinson
7. Matt Worthington 26. Charlie Lee 5. Jimmy Smith
11. Myles Hippolyte
10. Gold Omotayo 9. Rhys Murphy

Substitutes:
8. Lawson D'Ath (79 mins for Charlie Lee) 18. Albi Skendi (66 mins for Jimmy Smith) 19. Tom Bradbury 22. Olly McCoy 28. James Tilley (55 mins for Myles Hippolyte)

Solihull Moors Bookings: Jamie Reckord (foul, 33 mins)

Yeovil Bookings: Charlie Lee (foul, 20 mins), Myles Hippolyte (foul, 45 mins), Albi Skendi (foul, 69 mins), Luke Wilkinson (foul, 88 mins), Rhys Murphy (timewasting, 90 mins)


Referee: Adrian Quelch (Dorset). Assistants: Robin Cox (Oxfordshire) and Steve Durnall (Birmingham). Fourth Official: Mark Billingham (West Midlands).

Attendance: 1,525 (game unsegregated).


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21 September 2019 : Team News For Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town
Yeovil Town have issued their starting line-up for the National League match against Solihull Moors. The match at Damson Park sees two changes to the starting line-up compared to the team that took to the field against AFC Fylde last Saturday. Right-back Remeao Hutton has an injury and so drops out of the squad and is replaced by Craig Alcock. The other change is tactical with Jimmy Smith getting his first start in place of James Tilley.

Goalkeeper Stuart Nelson (groin) and striker Courtney Duffus (hamstring) remain out and are expected to miss the next two or three weeks. Attacking midfielder Gabriel Rogers and midfielder Tom Whelan don't make the squad.

Striker Ryan Seager is on loan with Havant and Waterlooville. Teenagers Daniel Ojo and Tai Fleming are on loan at Melksham Town. Academy graduates Nestor Shako and Alex John are on loan with Gosport Borough.

The team lines up as follows:

Yeovil Town: (4-3-1-2)
27. Liam O'Brien
2. Craig Alcock 6. Luke Wilkinson 4. Lee Collins (Capt) 3. Carl Dickinson
7. Matt Worthington 26. Charlie Lee 5. Jimmy Smith
11. Myles Hippolyte
10. Gold Omotayo 9. Rhys Murphy

Substitutes:
8. Lawson D'Ath 18. Albi Skendi 19. Tom Bradbury 22. Olly McCoy 28. James Tilley


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21 September 2019 : Dagenham and Redbridge vs Yeovil Town : Man Of The Match Result
At the tail end of last month, Yeovil Town made the trip to Essex to play Dagenham and Redbridge in a National League match. The end result was a last gasp 3-2 defeat, with the home side grabbing their winner in 94th minute. Earlier in the match, Rhys Murphy and Matt Worthington had provided Yeovil's goals.

Man of the Match voting was very spread, but saw striker Courtney Duffus highly rated, along with left wing-back Carl Dickinson who captained the side on the day. The poll winner was goalscorer Rhys Murphy, who also had a number of other excellent chances to score during the match.

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

1. Rhys Murphy 28 (1)
2. Carl Dickinson 22 (1)
3. Courtney Duffus 16 (1)
4. Matt Worthington 14 (1)
4. Craig Alcock 14 (1)
6. Lawson D'Ath 10 (1)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 5.5
Performance : 5.67
Entertainment : 5.33
VOTES RECEIVED : 6


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21 September 2019 : Officials For Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town
Officials for the National League match between Solihull Moors and Yeovil Town have been published. The match takes place on Saturday 21st September 2019, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off at Damson Park. The man in charge of the fixture will be referee Adrian Quelch (Dorset). He hails from Christchurch and is a Business Development Manager for a company that manufactures glass-based door and window frames.

This is his fourth season officiating at National League level. Last season he dealt with 17 matches, raising 66 yellow card and four red cards. This season has seen a fairly modest 10 yellow cards and one red card from four games, with his last match in charge coming in the televised match between Dagenham and Redbridge and Bromley on September.

Mr Quelch will be assisted by Robin Cox (Oxfordshire) and Steve Durnall (Birmingham). The Fourth Official will be Mark Billingham (West Midlands).


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20 September 2019 : Yeovil Town Statement Confirms Takeover Is Complete
Yeovil Town have issued a short statement confirming the takeover of the club has been completed from their perspective. They have confirmed that Scott Priestnall and Errol Pope have been appointed to the Board of Directors, although as yet do not confirm if all existing Board members have stepped down. The club's statement reads as follows:

" Yeovil Town FC is delighted to confirm that following the National League’s approval of the proposed change of club ownership, legal completion of the sale to the group led by Scott Priestnall has now occurred. Mr Priestnall and Errol Pope have also been appointed to the club Board. A full comment on the sale, plus full details on the changes to the club Board will follow early next week."

Previous expectations from Scott Priestnall was that he expected all existing Board members to resign from the Board upon completion of the sale.


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20 September 2019 : Priestnall States Yeovil Town Takeover Is Complete
The long-running takeover saga at Yeovil Town Football Club could be drawing to a close. Prospective co-owner Scott Priestnall has contacted local journalist Chris Spittles tonight to state that himself and Errol Pope have completed their takeover of the club. At present details are fairly minimal, but Chris has tweeted the following at 7.30p.m. on Friday evening:

"Scott Priestnall has just informed me that tonight he and Errol Pope have completed their purchase of Yeovil Town. Scott will be at Yeovil’s game at Solihull tomorrow which will be his first as the owner of the club. For everyone asking, Scott has indicated that he will be available for interviews at Solihull tomorrow."

At present there has been no statement by the football club itself, or the outgoing ownership to confirm their view that everything has been signed, sealed and delivered at this moment in time.


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20 September 2019 : Terry Skiverton Previews The Solihull Moors Away Game
As part of the build-up to Saturday afternoon's National League match against Solihull Moors at Damson Park, Yeovil Town's acting assistant manager Terry Skiverton spoke to the BBC. In an interview for BBC Somerset, Terry gives his views on his current dual role at the club, as he juggles with the Academy's Head Of Coaching position, whilst he also gives his views on the direction of the club as a whole, along with squad availability and injury news. Read that interview in full via the link below.

Link: Terry Skiverton Speaks To The BBC As Part Of The Build-Up To The Solihull Game.

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Solihull Moors.

Link: Ticketing For Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town.


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20 September 2019 : Skiverton Hopeful Of Just Two Absentees For Solihull Trip
Yeovil Town's acting Assistant Manager Terry Skiverton has said that he expects only two players to be absent from the squad that travels to Solihull Moors on Saturday. Both players were absent last weekend as well, with striker Courtney Duffus suffering a hamstring strain at Halifax Town just under two weeks ago, whilst goalkeeper Stuart Nelson has been absent since missing the Bank Holiday Monday fixture at Dagenham and Redbridge in late August, due to a groin injury.

Last weekend's match against AFC Fylde saw all other players returning for duty, and that availability is maintained ahead of the trip to Damson Park, meaning that manager Darren Sarll will be selecting from the same squad as before. Skiverton told BBC Somerset that although Duffus and Nelson would be absent, the overall squad was looking healthy:

"Him (Courtney Duffus) and Stuart Nelson will be the two that won't be involved. Everybody else is going to be okay for the game. I wouldn't say maybe a week or so. I'd say a good two to three weeks, and then we'll start to find them on the training field. Especially with the additions that the manager has made, with Jimmy Smith coming in, and Lawson D'Ath is back now, with Lee Collins and Rhys Murphy, it's like bringing in four new signings into the club at a really important part. Now when the games do come, on Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, we're going to need everybody in the squad, so the timing of these players coming back has been perfect really."

Skiverton currently holds the title of Head Of Coaching within Yeovil Town's Academy structure, but has also been acting as Darren Sarll's assistant throughout the 2019-19 season, taking back the role that he held until December 2018 when he made the decision to step down under Darren Way's management. Having witnessed much of that season, and seen the way that the club have started the new 2019-20 campaign, he feels that if anything the club are a bit ahead of schedule. Skiverton is confident the club has turned a corner on last season's troubles:

"I think the club has bottomed out, meaning that it's gone as low as it needed to go to really catch its breath and rebuild. A new manager has come in with different ideas, and probably learn from the mistakes of the past. The recruitment has been a hell of a lot of experienced players, and there's a different feel and a different culture that's been created for this level. I would say that in the past it was a lot about younger players and developing them. The manager has come in and said the club has now got to start pushing. We've got to get on players that have played at this level and above. Then the younger ones can come through at a time when the club is in a good position, rather than always having to rely on that. So it's been a different module and it's one that had surprised me how quickly it's taken. The manager always said it would take a couple of months to build a team to the way of his liking. We seem to have got there a little bit ahead of time."

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Solihull Moors.

Link: Ticketing For Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town.


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20 September 2019 : Gray Makes Hampton Switch After Slow Start With Cards
Former Yeovil Town midfielder Jake Gray has made a second switch this season, joining National League South side Hampton and Richmond Borough. The 23 year old had been signed up by National League leaders Woking only a month ago but has not managed to break into their first team yet.

There is a bit of a difference in opinion in terms of the deal. The Woking Advertiser describe it as a one month loan deal, whilst Hampton and Richmond's website just announces it as a 'signing' of indeterminate length. Having completed it, Hampton state that the deal was done in time for their FA Cup match at Chesham United, hence if it is a loan deal, then it would appear that the Cards are happy for the 23 year old to become cup-tied.

Hampton and Richmond are currently bottom of the National League South table, having gained seven points from their opening eleven fixtures.


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19 September 2019 : Yeovil Town Given Clean Bill In Home Office Arrest Statistics
Yeovil Town's strong record for good supporter behaviour continued into the 2018-19 season, according to the official statistics issued by the Home Office. The publication of their annual Football Related Arrests and Banning Orders shows that during last season there were zero arrests - the second year that no arrests have been recorded.

There is a slight inconsistency recorded in terms of the Home Office statistics in that they record one new Football Banning Order against Yeovil Town that was issued prior to August 1st 2019. That banning order was enforced on Tuesday 4th June and relates to an incident that took place at Exeter City's St James Park on Boxing Day 2018. The inconsistency may come down to reports that the individual was not a Yeovil Town supporter, but happened to be occupying that end of the stadium on that day. However, the Banning Order issued in Court contained details that were specific to his whereabouts in relation to Huish Park on matchdays.

Overall, the club's record has been near-exemplary over the past five years, with just two arrests in the last four years, one of which related to a supporter entering onto the field of play, whilst the other during the 2016-17 season related to a pyrotechnics incident where the accused was later found not guilty. By comparison, neighbours Bristol Rovers saw 12 arrests, Bristol City had 28, whilst Exeter City had three. Inside the Football League only Accrington Stanley, AFC Wimbledon, Crawley Town, Morecambe and Peterborough United had zero arrests across the season.

Nationwide there are currently 1,771 Football Banning Orders in place, which continues the downward trend that has been the case since figures were first published in 2011 - a 44 percent drop since that period, and down from 1,822 since last season. Similarly the number of arrests have declined, with 1,381 last season, compared to 1,542 during the previous year, and 3,089 during the 2010-11 season. Both trends are clearly going in the right direction.

The one disappointing statistic nationwide has been a sudden spike in hate crime statistics, of which 79 percent related to race. The Home Office recorded 193 matches where a hate crime incident occurred, up from 131 on the previous season. Whilst they surmise that part of this increase may be related to fans being given better ways of reporting such incidents, such as matchday mobile phone applications or texting services that can quietly alert stewards to a particular block in a ground, others are due to specific targeted abuse of players such as Manchester City's Raheem Sterling and Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The country's biggest offenders are Stoke City with 80 arrests during the 2018-19 season, with 62 of those relating to a Stoke City Under-21s fixture that was staged at local rivals Port Vale's ground in December 2018, where Stoke supporters smashed windows and toilet facilities in the away end at Vale Park, in what was by far the worst single incident of the 2018-19 season. Leeds United (49) and Aston Villa (42) are the second and third worst clubs in the country for arrests.


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19 September 2019 : Taff's Gloversblog : Turning Brief Top Seven Encounters Into Permanent Stays
Just under two weeks ago, Yeovil Town entered a top seven slot in the National League table. Perhaps wisely, there hasn't been too much emphasis put on that, even though they followed that up last Saturday by a win over AFC Fylde that pushed them into fourth place. The latest Taff's Gloversblog looks at some of the problems the club has had in the past of maintaining that position, and how they overcame a hurdle when they beat the Lancashire side. There's also a look at where the club's takeover stands, if you can bear to read about it. Read on via the link below and feel free to pass your own views.

Link: Taff's Gloversblog : Turning Brief Top Seven Encounters Into Permanent Stays.


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19 September 2019 : Ciderspace Guide To Solihull Moors
On Saturday, Yeovil Town travel to the south side of Birmingham, where they will visit Solihull Moors for the first time in three years. As a result, the Ciderspace guide has been updated to cover this trip to cover ticketing, parking, a pub guide, statistics and all the other useful stuff for visiting Damson Park. Find it via the link below.

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Solihull Moors.

Link: Ticketing For Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town.

The Main Stand at Damson Park
The Main Stand at Damson Park.
Photo © 2019 Paul Andrews/Ciderspace



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18 September 2019 : Supporter Alliance Meeting Minutes : Thursday 5th September 2019
Earlier this month, Yeovil Town's Supporters Alliance Group held their first meeting of the 2019-20 season. Discussing recent stadium issues, the club's screening of the televised match against Barrow, issues surrounding the match at Barnet, and the National League's ticketing policy were discussed at that meeting. The full minutes can be read via the link below.

Link: Supporter Alliance Meeting : Thursday 5th September 2019.


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18 September 2019 : Season Ticket Sales Record Drop Following Club's Relegation
Yeovil Town suffered a drop in Season Ticket Sales of 18 percent this summer, following the club's relegation from the Football League. Summer 2019 sales have been confirmed as 1,244, which includes 184 Junior Glovers season tickets, compared to the 1,518 total that was recorded for the 2018-19 season.

Aside from the obvious drop into National League football, which will have deterred a number of fans from buying a Season Ticket, it's highly likely that the club's long-running takeover saga will have eaten into that figure, with a number of fans making the decision that they would not purchase a new ticket until the club's current owners had left the building. Yeovil Town has spent much of 2019 going through a series of takeover processes without completion, with the current Ownership providing minimal outward communication.

The 18 percent drop is also reflected in early 2019-20 season attendances, which are currently down by 17 percent, averaging 2,449 compared to last season's 2,953 which represented a tiny rise on the average attendance, mainly due to boosted crowds in the club's final four games of that season. This year, there will have been a hit on overall matchday crowds due to a drop in visiting supporter numbers as well.

Obviously, the club's current league position (if maintained) and more attractive home fixtures against Woking, Aldershot, Torquay United and Wrexham may help address that current shortfall, as would the club takeover if it completes and takes the club in a new and better direction. However, for the short term at least, the club will operate with 274 less Season Ticket Holders than it did last year.

Yeovil Town Season Ticket Sales Statistics:
2003-04 Season : 3,000
2004-05 Season : 3,220
2005-06 Season : 3,600
2006-07 Season : 2,800
2007-08 Season : 2,900
2008-09 Season : 2,260
2009-10 Season : 2,100
2010-11 Season : 2,100
2011-12 Season : 2,014
2012-13 Season : 1,975
2013-14 Season : 2,767
2014-15 Season : 2,749
2015-16 Season : 2,296
2016-17 Season : 1,950
2017-18 Season : 1,534
2018-19 Season : 1,518
2019-20 Season : 1,244


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18 September 2019 : FA Youth Cup Draw Sees Academy Given Shots Trip
Yeovil Town's Under-18s have been drawn away in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Youth Cup. With the first team having dropped into non-league football, the Academy side now commences its involvement in the competition much earlier, and they will face a trip to Aldershot Town in this round.

A date for the fixture has yet to be arranged, but in principle it will be played during the week commencing September 30th, and will be a 7.30p.m. kick-off at the Recreation Ground. The match will be settled on the night, using extra time and penalties if required. Aldershot's admission prices for this fixture will be as follows:

Adults: £5.00; Concessions: £3.00.

Aldershot's policy on concessions are that they apply to Over-65s, Military Personnel, Young Adults (aged 19-21) and Students. There's a slight bit of ambiguity here, in that they have not set a Juniors rate for this fixture, which tends to imply that these would also fall into that category for that match.

As soon as a firm date is known, we'll publicise it on the news page.

Note: The first team are also due to travel to Aldershot later this month - for ticketing and travel details for that fixture, see the articles linked below.

Link: Ticketing For Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Aldershot Town vs Yeovil Town (First Team).

Link: GWSC Travel For Aldershot Town vs Yeovil Town (First Team).

Link: Ticketing For Hartlepool United vs Yeovil Town.

Link: 2019-20 Huish Park Individual Matchday Admission Prices.

Link: 2019-20 Huish Park Season Ticket Prices.

Link: 2019-20 Yeovil Town First Team Fixtures and Results.


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17 September 2019 : Saturday's Opponents Bring Back Last Season's Top Goalscorer On Loan
Saturday's National League opponents Solihull Moors have managed to bring their 2018-19 season top goalscorer back to Damson Park. They have recruited striker Adi Yussuf on loan until January 5th 2020, four months after he left Solihull to sign for League One side Blackpool. The 27 year old has yet to play for his new club, and so has returned to the West Midlands on a temporary basis.

Yussuf only spent one season at Solihull, having been signed from Barrow in the summer of 2018. However, he became a key part of their side that finished runners-up in the 2018-19 National League table, scoring 21 goals in 54 appearances in all competitions, with four of those coming in FA Cup matches. He moved on to Bloomfield Road at the end of the season. Solihull manager Tim Flowers has said that he sees Yussuf's failure to establish himself at third tier level as being down to Blackpool changing their management team over the summer, after he signed up:

"We're delighted to have Adi back for a short period of time. He made the jump up to League One at the end of last season and that was a reflection of all his hard work. However, due to the managerial situation and different ideas, he has found himself out of the picture at Blackpool. We are bare bones all over pitch at the moment, not just up front. We need to get some bodies in, and Adi was open to coming. We welcome him back with open arms and hope he continues with where he left off from last season."

Solihull currently lie in 12th place in the National League table, five points behind Yeovil Town but with a game in hand. They lost 3-0 at Barrow on Saturday and have not won a game in five matches, scoring only two goals.

Link: Ticketing For Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town.


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17 September 2019 : Jimmy Smith Talks About The AFC Fylde Win And His Debut
Following Saturday afternoon's 3-2 win over AFC Fylde at Huish Park, Yeovil Town's on loan midfielder Jimmy Smith spoke to the BBC about the game. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Jimmy's views on scoring in his first match since he arrived on loan from Crawley Town, and the team's overall performance can be read via the link below.

Link: Jimmy Smith Speaks To The BBC After The 3-2 Win Against AFC Fylde.


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16 September 2019 : Video : Yeovil Town vs AFC Fylde Match Highlights
For those who want to watch match highlights of Yeovil Town's 3-2 victory over AFC Fylde at Huish Park, these are now available online. You'll find four and a half minutes worth of footage that includes all five goals, including the three scored by Rhys Murphy, Myles Hippolyte and Crawley Town loanee Jimmy Smith. View the footage via the YouTube clip below.




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16 September 2019 : Hutton Named In National League's Team Of The Week
Yeovil Town's on loan full-back Remeao Hutton has been included in the Team of the Week, chosen by the National League. The Birmingham City player has played in 10 out of Yeovil Town's 11 matches this season, and took a right-back slot for Saturday's 3-2 win over AFC Fylde, but has also been utilised as a right wing-back, and as a left wing-back earlier in the season.

He is named by the National League's betting partner, in a side that like the Non-League Paper also includes AFC Fylde's substitute Kurt Willoughby who scored two second half goals. The team selected is as follows:

James Belshaw (Harrogate Town)
Remeao Hutton (Yeovil Town), Tom Champion (Boreham Wood), Ricardo Santos (Barnet), Sam Wood (Bromley)
Curtis Weston (Chesterfield), Ethan Chislett (Aldershot Town), John Rooney (Barrow)
Kurt Willoughby (AFC Fylde), Joe Quigley (Dagenham and Redbridge), Kyle Wootton (Notts County)


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16 September 2019 : Worthington Given Team Of The Week Nomination
Yeovil Town midfielder Matt Worthington has been named in the Team Of The Week for the weekend just gone. The former AFC Bournemouth Academy player has been recognised for his efforts in the 3-2 win over AFC Fylde that saw him put in a battling performance in the middle of the park. Slightly unusually, the nominations made by the Non-League Paper include representatives from both sides, with Fylde substitute Kurt Willoughby recognised for his second half performance that produced two goals for the visitors.

The team chosen includes former Yeovil Town loanee Scott Loach and reads as follows:

Scott Loach (Barnet)
Manny Onariase (Dagenham and Redbridge), Connor Hall (Harrogate Town), Lewis Kinsella (Aldershot)
Wes Fonguck (Barnet), Matt Worthington (Yeovil Town), Jim O'Brien (Notts County), Curtis Weston (Chesterfield), John Rooney (Barrow)
Joe Quigley (Dagenham and Redbridge), Kurt Willoughby (AFC Fylde).

Manager: John Sheridan (Chesterfield).


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16 September 2019 : Glovers Loan Round-Up Sees John, Shako And Ojo Receiving Praise
Yeovil Town have got five players out on loan at present, with four of them in action over the last week. The most senior of those players is striker Ryan Seager and he gained his third appearance for National League South side Havant and Waterlooville on Saturday. Whilst the 23 year old gained 66 minutes and 45 minutes during his first two appearances for the Hawks, on this occasion, he was rationed to coming on for the final 11 minutes of their match on Saturday.

By then, Havant and Waterlooville were 1-2 down at home to Braintree Town and the Essex side scored in the 88th minute to give them a 1-3 away win, to leave Havant in third place and now ten points behind runaway leaders Wealdstone. Havant's next match is at home to Taunton Town in the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round - at present it's not clear if Yeovil Town will allow him to become cup-tied in this competition.

Heading west on the South Coast, Gosport Borough have played a pair of matches since Nestor Shako and Alex John joined them on loan just under a week ago. On the day that they were signed up, the pair made an immediate debut in the Southern League Cup, enduring a difficult evening as Sholing Sports beat then 5-1 last Wednesday night. Both players played the full 90 minutes with John providing the 66th minute free kick that saw Sam Argent head home. Manager Lee Molyneaux was full of praise for the pair, and said that 'rave reports' would be going back to Huish Park about them:

"They were a stand-out for me. Absolutely superb. For their age, with two 19 year olds, Alex John got on the ball a lot and I think Nestor had about eight or nine shots. For a striker to have eight or nine shots - he didn't score, but he's had eight or nine shots, with a lot of them on target, they can ricochet or they can go in. He gets a shot off, which is what we haven't had. So I'm really pleased and they'll be getting rave reports to Yeovil. I spoke about Nestor getting the shots off, but Alex John gets on the ball so well. In any position he wants the ball. So I'm not surprised he's with the Welsh (Under-19s) international team."

Given both Shako and John were both given the thumbs up for their performances, the omission of Shako for Gosport's weekend trip to Truro City would suggest that the attacker picked up an injury at some point during the Sholing Sports match. John played the opening 78 minutes in that game, and had to watch from the dugouts when Truro scored their 95th minute goal in a 1-0 win for the Cornish side. They have a ten day break now as they are out of the FA Cup, and will host Poole Town on Wednesday 25th September.

Up in Wiltshire, Melksham Town had a local derby against Highworth Town. This allowed Daniel Ojo to make his debut as part of his three-and-a-half month loan deal with the Southern League Division One South side. Melksham won the match 3-0, with all three goals scored by former Glovers - Jack Ball got two and Phil Ormrod got the other. As far as we can tell, Daniel played the full 90 minutes. Certainly he was on the pitch in the 82nd minute when Highworth Town's Twitter account started to look at the opposition players, singling out Ojo who was wearing the No.3 shirt:

Highworth Town's Twitter account wish they'd taken Daniel Ojo on loan
Highworth Town's Twitter account wish they'd taken Daniel Ojo on loan


Melksham didn't field Tai Fleming, who is on work experience alongside Ojo. Instead Fleming was captaining Yeovil Town Under-18s in their 1-1 draw against Oxford United Under-18s, having also played in the Thursday night match against Plymouth Argyle Under-23s in the Premier League Under-23 Cup at Home Park. Finally, Your Sport Swindon have produced some short video clips of some of Daniel Ojo's play during the match, and why Highworth's Twitter account might have been waxing lyrical about him. Watch the video clip below.




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15 September 2019 : GWSC Travel For Aldershot Town vs Yeovil Town
The Green and White Supporters Club have set their travel plans for the National League match against Aldershot Town. The match takes place at the Recreation Ground on Tuesday 24th September 2019, with a 7.45p.m. kick-off. Departure times and prices are listed as follows:

Aldershot Town : Tuesday 24th September 2019.
Huish Park: 2.45p.m.
Adult Members: £18.00; Member Concessions: £16.00
Adult Non-Members: £20.00; Non-Member Concessions: £18.00

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 Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Aldershot Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Hartlepool United vs Yeovil Town.

Link: 2019-20 Huish Park Individual Matchday Admission Prices.

Link: 2019-20 Huish Park Season Ticket Prices.

Link: 2019-20 Yeovil Town First Team Fixtures and Results.


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14 September 2019 : Darren Sarll's Verdict On The AFC Fylde Home Game
Following Saturday afternoon's 3-2 victory over AFC Fylde at Huish Park, Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll spoke to the BBC about the game. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren's verdict on the match and the debut of Jimmy Smith can be read in full via the link below.

Link: Darren Sarll's Verdict On The AFC Fylde Home Game.


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14 September 2019 : Man of the Match Voting for Yeovil Town vs AFC Fylde
If you watched Saturday's 3-2 win against AFC Fylde 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 AFC Fylde.


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14 September 2019 : Yeovil 3 Fylde 2 : Glovers Ride Out Rollercoaster For Fourth Straight Win
Yeovil Town gained their fourth consecutive National League victory on Saturday afternoon, via a 3-2 win over AFC Fylde at Huish Park. Two early goals set them on their way as Rhys Murphy's return to the side took just four minutes to make an impact as he fired home from a short free kick. The lead was doubled when Myles Hippolyte converted from a Matt Worthington cutback. Fylde began to work their way back into the match and on the hour mark Kurt Willoughby converted from a long throw-in. Just as the visitors looked likely to get an equaliser, substitute Jimmy Smith had a debut to remember as he netted the third, and whilst Kurt Willoughby pulled one back in the final five minutes, the Glovers held on for a victory that lifts them up to fourth place in the table.

The Glovers went into the match making three changes to their starting line-up compared to the team that beat Halifax Town 2-0 last Saturday. One of those was forced, with Courtney Duffus suffering a hamstring problem last weekend that meant he couldn't play against AFC Fylde. He was replaced by Rhys Murphy who was returning from his own hamstring problem. The other two changes enabled a tactical switch - the withdrawal of Albi Skendi and Tom Bradbury meant that Lee Collins could return to the side as captain, but also that James Tilley could come in, allowing the 3-4-1-2 to become a 4-1-3-2.

It didn't take long for Yeovil to get their noses in front. Although Danny Rowe got the game's first shot on goal, which took a deflection for a corner, at the other end the Glovers scored with their first chance. James Tilley had been brought down outside the box, and when he took the free kick short, that allowed Rhys Murphy to drill the ball into the bottom corner for a superb finish and a 1-0 lead after just four minutes.

Murphy's early play was dangerous, as he turned inside the box and forced James Montgomery to make a strong save. Fylde's top goalscorer from last season Danny Rowe again tried his luck, but was probably a bit too ambitious with a free kick that sailed over the crossbar. Instead it was Yeovil who were more clinical in front of goal as they doubled their lead just 14 minutes into the match. Once again Murphy was the instigator, with his shot taking a deflection onto the path of Matt Worthington. The midfielder pulled the ball back across the goal, and found Myles Hippolyte who was able to finish smartly from inside the box. 2-0 up and apparently cruising.

Yeovil could have easily had more as Fylde looked a bit shellshocked. Luke Wilkinson had a header saved, and then Rhys Murphy had the ball in the back of the net from a Wilkinson pass, only to find the linesman's flag going up for offside as he prepared to slot home. Wilkinson even tried an overhead kick, showing the level of confidence in their side that one of their centre-backs was willing to try such acrobatics in front of goal.

No surprise that AFC Fylde - last season's National League Play-Off Finalists - would eventually get their act together. Having started the match using a 4-3-3, they switched to a 4-4-2, putting Danny Rowe into the centre alongside Jordan Williams and that seemed to get them going, with Liam O'Brien saving a Mark Yeates attempt, whilst Rowe shot wide. A breakaway move saw Williams shoot over the crossbar from inside the box, and then came Fylde's best chance of the half, with Rowe's shot being parried by O'Brien for a corner. There was no doubt the visitors weren't quite out of the game as much as the 2-0 scoreline at half time suggested.

That theme continued into the second half, even though Fylde clearly wanted to shake it up further, making a double half time substitution that saw former Yeovil Town trialist James Craigen withdrawn, having unusually been placed as a right-back for the opening 45 minutes. Although James Tilley got an early chance for Yeovil and Matt Worthington headed wide, the visitors were dominant by now.

As such it wasn't too surprising that they pulled a goal back on the hour mark, as Yeovil didn't defend a long throw properly, allowing substitute Kurt Willoughby the opportunity to prod home from close range and to set the game up at 2-1 with half an hour remaining.

Jimmy Smith was brought on for his debut straight after the goal, and took a while to make his mark, as Fylde saw Jordan Williams shoot over the crossbar, and a Danny Rowe shot held by Liam O'Brien. The Yeovil goalkeeper then made an outstanding save as he pushed a Scott Duxbury shot onto the post, with Fylde inches away from an equalising goal.

On such things can games change. Albi Skendi was introduced as a late substitute, replacing Rhys Murphy in a change that saw a reshuffle, with Skendi moving into midfield, whilst Myles Hippolyte moved into a front line position. That was to prove very influential as four minutes after his introduction Skendi helped break up a Fylde move in the centre of the park, before threading a ball through to fellow substitute Jimmy Smith. The Crawley Town loanee produced a confident low finish to restore Yeovil's two goal cushion at 3-1, and surely now game over?

Not quite. With four minutes remaining, Kyle Jameson put a low ball across the face of the Yeovil Town area, and substitute Kurt Willoughby was on hand to sweep the ball home for a 3-2 scoreline and another twist in the match.

Thankfully that fifth goal in the game didn't quite spark any late drama despite five minutes of injury time. Yeovil managed to wind down the clock via a succession of throw-ins that went their way, and whilst Fylde grabbed a couple of injury time corners, they couldn't fashion a clearcut chance to get themselves a late equaliser. For the Glovers the 3-2 victory gave them four consecutive wins for the first time since February/March 2016 - maybe not in the clinical way the opening 20 minutes of the match had threatened to do, but against one of last season's play-off finalists it would have been a surprise if the entire 90 minutes had been free of drama.

Link: 2019-20 Latest National League Table.

Final Score: Yeovil Town 3 AFC Fylde 2.

Scorers: Rhys Murphy (5 mins, 1-0), Myles Hippolyte (14 mins, 2-0), Kurt Willoughby (59 mins, 2-1), Jimmy Smith (78 mins, 3-1), Kurt Willoughby (86 mins, 3-2)

Yeovil Town: (4-3-1-2)
27. Liam O'Brien
24. Remeao Hutton 6. Luke Wilkinson 4. Lee Collins (Capt) 3. Carl Dickinson
7. Matt Worthington 26. Charlie Lee 28. James Tilley
11. Myles Hippolyte
10. Gold Omotayo 9. Rhys Murphy

Substitutes:
2. Craig Alcock 5. Jimmy Smith (60 mins for James Tilley) 8. Lawson D'Ath 18. Albi Skendi (74 mins for Rhys Murphy) 19. Tom Bradbury (80 mins for Lee Collins)

AFC Fylde:
1 James Montgomery 3 Scott Duxbury 5 Kyle Jameson 28 James Craigen 4 Neill Byrne 18 Mark Yeates 8 Ryan Croasdale 10 Danny Philliskirk 11 Jordan Williams 27 Nick Haughton 9 Danny Rowe

Substitutes:
6 Alex Whitmore (46 mins for Hames Craigen) 15 Danny Bradley (72 mins for Mark Yeates) 18 Kurt Willoughby (46 mins for Nick Haughton) 20 Elton Ngwatala 21 Dan Lavercombe

Yeovil Bookings: Lee Collins (foul, 16 mins), Matt Worthington (foul, 51 mins)

AFC Fylde Bookings: Kyle Jameson (ungentlemanly conduct, 59 mins)

Yeovil Town Statistics: Possession: 47%; Shots on Target: 7; Off Target: 5; Corners: 6.

AFC Fylde Statistics: Possession: 53%; Shots on Target: 7; Off Target: 4; Corners: 7.

Referee: Savvas Yianni (Somerset). Assistants: Marcus Carmichael (Hampshire) and Craig Green (Hampshire). Fourth Official: Ryan Saward (Gloucestershire).

Attendance: 2,395 (with approx 50 AFC Fylde supporters)


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14 September 2019 : Never Lose That Joy Of Winning - Sarll Happy With Fylde Victory
Yeovil Town first team manager Darren Sarll said that his players should never lose that joy of winning, as he watched his side carve out a 3-2 victory over AFC Fylde. The club's fourth consecutive victory came at times by the seat of their pants, as the visitors threatened to come back into the game, particularly during a second half period where Yeovil had to do a lot of defending.

That was a far cry from the opening 20 minutes of the match that had seen Yeovil race into a 2-0 lead, with Rhys Murphy and Myles Hippolyte putting them in control of the match. But Kurt Willoughby's goal on the hour mark made things decidedly nervy until Jimmy Smith scored somewhat against the run of play. Willoughby then got a second to ensure the nerves didn't go away, but the Glovers held on for all three points.

Speaking to BBC Somerset after the match, Sarll said that some of his players were a bit disappointed with the way they'd let the opposition get a chance of having a foothold back into the match. He reminded them after the match that there was only one thing that mattered on the final whistle:

"When I woke up this morning all I wanted to do was to win the game. I didn't care how it came, whether it was pretty, nice, entertaining or not. I just wanted to win. Of course I'll take it, and I absolutely love winning games. I just said to the players, I think if you're a little bit disappointed in your own performance or the team performance, I think sometimes human nature takes that joy away from the win. They should never lose that joy of winning, because that's what it's all about. We are here to win. I reminded the players of that, because when I went on the pitch, I think I saw 20 players out of 22 slumped after the final whistle. I think both teams deserve a lot of credit, because they put in a lot of emotion and physical energy into that. I said to them, never let that get in the way of what we're here for. We aren't here for anything else but winning games. It was disgusting from 17 minutes on from my point of view, and I felt out of control, which is not a nice feeling for a control freak!"

Today's team selection saw Rhys Murphy and Lee Collins recalled to the side, following recent injuries. Sarll explained that both players were withdrawn in the closing stages to protect them, rather than there being any obvious issues, whilst he admitted that Murphy's recall was forced somewhat by the injury to Courtney Duffus last weekend during the closing stages at Halifax Town. However, he said both had come through the game in one piece:

"It's a smashing win. I'm not really fussed where it takes us in the league right now, and I enjoyed some of the highlights in the first half where at times we were very very good. Rhys Murphy did a good job. Courtney unfortunately took an injury last week and couldn't get himself fit to play. So Rhys had to come in probably a bit earlier than I'd like. I probably would have kept Courtney in. But Murphy is a proper player and a proper centre-forward and a good finisher. We threw him on, but hopefully we caught him just as cramp started to set, and he won't have any problems moving forward with his fitness. We can really work with him now. It was the same with Lee Collins. I took Lee Collins off because of the heat of the day and the energy which we put in the first half, which was probably a bit too much in the end."


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14 September 2019 : Yeovil 3 Fylde 2 : Match Statistics
Yeovil Town gained their fourth consecutive National League victory on Saturday afternoon, via a 3-2 win over AFC Fylde at Huish Park. Two early goals set them on their way as Rhys Murphy's return to the side took just four minutes to make an impact as he fired home from a short free kick. The lead was doubled when Myles Hippolyte converted from a Matt Worthington cutback. Fylde began to work their way back into the match and on the hour mark Kurt Willoughby converted from a long throw-in. Just as the visitors looked likely to get an equaliser, substitute Jimmy Smith had a debut to remember as he netted the third, and whilst Kurt Willoughby pulled one back in the final five minutes, the Glovers held on for a victory that lifts them up to fourth place in the table.

Full report to follow later ...

Link: 2019-20 Latest National League Table.

Final Score: Yeovil Town 3 AFC Fylde 2.

Scorers: Rhys Murphy (5 mins, 1-0), Myles Hippolyte (14 mins, 2-0), Kurt Willoughby (59 mins, 2-1), Jimmy Smith (78 mins, 3-1), Kurt Willoughby (86 mins, 3-2)

Yeovil Town: (4-3-1-2)
27. Liam O'Brien
24. Remeao Hutton 6. Luke Wilkinson 4. Lee Collins (Capt) 3. Carl Dickinson
7. Matt Worthington 26. Charlie Lee 28. James Tilley
11. Myles Hippolyte
10. Gold Omotayo 9. Rhys Murphy

Substitutes:
2. Craig Alcock 5. Jimmy Smith (60 mins for James Tilley) 8. Lawson D'Ath 18. Albi Skendi (74 mins for Rhys Murphy) 19. Tom Bradbury (80 mins for Lee Collins)

AFC Fylde:
1 James Montgomery 3 Scott Duxbury 5 Kyle Jameson 28 James Craigen 4 Neill Byrne 18 Mark Yeates 8 Ryan Croasdale 10 Danny Philliskirk 11 Jordan Williams 27 Nick Haughton 9 Danny Rowe

Substitutes:
6 Alex Whitmore (46 mins for Hames Craigen) 15 Danny Bradley (72 mins for Mark Yeates) 18 Kurt Willoughby (46 mins for Nick Haughton) 20 Elton Ngwatala 21 Dan Lavercombe

Yeovil Bookings: Lee Collins (foul, 16 mins), Matt Worthington (foul, 51 mins)

AFC Fylde Bookings: Kyle Jameson (ungentlemanly conduct, 59 mins)

Referee: Savvas Yianni (Somerset). Assistants: Marcus Carmichael (Hampshire) and Craig Green (Hampshire). Fourth Official: Ryan Saward (Gloucestershire).

Attendance: 2,395 (with approx 50 AFC Fylde supporters)


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14 September 2019 : Team News For Yeovil Town v AFC Fylde
Yeovil Town have issued their starting line-up for the National League match against AFC Fylde. The match at Huish Park sees three changes to the starting line-up compared to the team that took to the field against Halifax Town last Saturday. Striker Rhys Murphy comes in for Courtney Duffus who is out with a hamstring injury. Defender Lee Collins returns and takes the captain's armband with Albi Skendi dropping to the bench. Brighton and Hove Albion loanee James Tilley comes in as a midfielder with Tom Bradbury dropping to the bench.

New loan signing Jimmy Smith joined from Crawley Town earlier in the week and he sits on the bench, with Lawson D'Ath returning from injury.

Goalkeeper Stuart Nelson (groin) remains out. Attacking midfielder Gabriel Rogers, midfielder Tom Whelan and left-sided loan player Olly McCoy don't make the squad.

Goalkeeper Marcin Brzozowski has returned to Queens Park Rangers at the end of his loan spell. Striker Ryan Seager is on loan with Havant and Waterlooville. Teenagers Daniel Ojo and Tai Fleming are on loan at Melksham Town. Academy graduates Nestor Shako and Alex John are on loan with Gosport Borough.

The team lines up as follows:

Yeovil Town: (4-3-1-2)
27. Liam O'Brien
24. Remeao Hutton 6. Luke Wilkinson 4. Lee Collins (Capt) 3. Carl Dickinson
7. Matt Worthington 26. Charlie Lee 28. James Tilley
11. Myles Hippolyte
10. Gold Omotayo 9. Rhys Murphy

Substitutes:
2. Craig Alcock 5. Jimmy Smith 8. Lawson D'Ath 18. Albi Skendi 19. Tom Bradbury


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14 September 2019 : Officials For Yeovil Town vs AFC Fylde
Officials for the National League game between Yeovil Town and AFC Fylde have been published by the National League. The match takes place on Saturday 15th September 2019, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off at Huish Park. The man in charge of the fixture will be referee Savvas Yianni (Somerset).

Whilst this is Yeovil Town's 11th new official of the 2019-20 season, this one is slightly more familiar given that he hails from Weston-super-Mare. As such, he's been a Fourth Official or an assistant referee for several matches at Huish Park, and was the man in the middle for our pre-season friendly against Taunton Town in July 2019.

This is his third year at National League Premier level, with last season seeing him take charge of 13 matches, with a fairly modest 39 yellow cards and one red card waved at players. This season he's looked after four matches, with 17 yellow cards raised. The most recent saw him make an ultra-long trip up the M6 to take charge of Barrow against Hartlepool United on a Tuesday night ten days ago - it can probably be assumed he didn't get to bed too early on that occasion.

Mr Yianni will be assisted by Marcus Carmichael (Hampshire) and Craig Green (Hampshire). The Fourth Official will be Ryan Saward (Gloucestershire).


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14 September 2019 : Glovers Trust Plans For The AFC Fylde Game
Saturday afternoon sees Yeovil Town play host to AFC Fylde in a National League match at Huish Park. The Glovers Trust will be in force for this fixture, providing their usual presence close to the ticket office under the gazebo. They've provided early information on their October AGM, including the Trust Board positions, and also confirm that they held a face to face meeting with prospective owner Scott Priestnall earlier this week.

Full details on their updates and whereabouts can be read below:

Match: AFC Fylde (Home)

Trust Presence: Huish Park (by ticket office) - approximately 1:30pm to 2:45pm

Huish Park Services: Membership renewals.

Arrow Services: 20% discount on pre-match Arrow food orders

Specific Discussion Points of Interest: Membership renewals, Takeover updates, Trust Board Vacancies, Meeting Updates.

Other points of note:
1. The Trust will be sharing the Gazebo this weekend with Officers from the Yeovil Neighbourhood Police team. The Team will be on hand to promote their forthcoming week of tackling knife crime. They will be sharing the Gazebo with us ahead of the match to give advice and information, and to answer any questions. We would encourage people to talk to them if they feel threatened or the need to protect themselves.

2. The Trust Board are planning to hold this years AGM in the Alec Stock Lounge at Huish Park after the match against Harrogate Town on Saturday the 12th of October, between 5:30pm and 7:00pm. All active Trust members of all ages are welcome to attend and pose questions to the Trust Board.

3. There are still a nominal number of Membership subscriptions which expired on 1st of July and are due for renewal. If you are unsure you can check your account online via our registration page or come and see us ahead of the game. Note that you will be uneligible to attend the AGM without an active membership subscription.

4. The nomination process for elections to the Trust Board have closed. Sadly no members put themselves forward to stand on the Trust Board and two of the current Board members have decided to step down in October. This presents challenges for the Trust Board on a number of levels and will be a prominent point of discussion at the AGM. The Trust Board do have the power to co-opt new members outside of the election process so if you are interested in helping to make key decisions that affect the direction of the Trust then please pop by and find out more.

5. The meeting with Scott Priestnall and Alliance member groups took place as planned on the 12th of September and the Trust Board took the opportunity to pose questions, including those submitted by members. We are expecting the meeting notes to be available for ciruclation within the next week and will publish them acordingly as soon as they are received and validated.


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13 September 2019 : Darren Sarll Previews The AFC Fylde Home Game
As part of the build-up to the National League match against AFC Fylde at Huish Park, Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll spoke to the BBC about the game. With questions from BBC Somerset reporter Tom Seymour, Darren gives his views on the form of his players, their recent wins, current injuries and his management of players that have gone out on loan. Read that interview in full, via the link below.

Link: Darren Sarll Speaks To The BBC As Part Of The Build-Up To The AFC Fylde Game.


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13 September 2019 : Three Players Possibly Returning For Fylde, But Two Needing Treatment
Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll is hopeful that he will be able to add three previously injured players to his teamsheet for Saturday's match against AFC Fylde, although is conscious that as that happens he risks losing two more. Defender Lee Collins has been missing since August 13th with a hamstring strain, whilst striker Rhys Murphy and attacking midfielder Lawson D'Ath have suffered knocks that have kept them out of the last few matches.

The big downside is that striker Courtney Duffus picked up a hamstring problem in the closing stages of Saturday's 2-0 win over Halifax Town and is doubtful for this weekend, whilst Charlie Lee was withdrawn early in the second half after suffering a dead leg from a block tackle. Sarll told BBC Somerset that Lee was probably fifty-fifty over whether he would be selected:

"Rhys Murphy and Lee Collins have today been good, as has Lawson D'Ath. Obviously Jimmy Smith coming in is good, as he's available and healthy. Courtney Duffus is still struggling and hasn't trained this week. Apart from that it's fine. Charlie Lee is touch-and-go, maybe fifty-fifty. But Murphy, Collins and D'Ath I've had no issues, so far. It's a big day today though for them. It will be a big test for them to see if they're match-worthy today."

If Charlie Lee doesn't get through, then Crawley Town loan midfielder Jimmy Smith stands a strong chance of being rushed into the starting line-up. There's been no mention of goalkeeper Stuart Nelson, who has been missing with a groin problem, suggesting that Liam O'Brien may be the only goalkeeper named on the teamsheet for tomorrow's National League fixture.

Yeovil Town go into the match on the back of three consecutive wins - the first time they'd managed to do that in the league since the early part of the 2018-19 season. That's lifted them up to sixth place in the league table, and just inside the play-off spots. Sarll acknowledged that the three victories and the performance at Halifax were pleasing, but he felt some of the reaction to the wins was excessive, with him preferring to describe as a 'good seven days' rather than anything more than that:

"Everyone has gone a little bit ... maybe not overboard because I understand in the last three or four years that there have not been too many seven days like we've just had. But they've gone a little bit doolally with it really and I keep saying that we've had a good seven days. In a season, seven days is quite a small part of a season. We've got to stop worrying about what the seven days was before, and attack Saturday. We'll attack Saturday like we attacked Notts County after losing three. I'm still yet to look at a league table; I'm still yet to look at a form table. I just want to win on Saturday. That's it. When you really break down football and all the nonsense that goes with it, that's all that's really important. It's the one game that is in front of you, which is this Saturday. Moving on from that as quickly as possible, whether you're in a state of elation or a state of manic depression, and then go after the next one, and then the next one."


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13 September 2019 : Sarll Gives Thoughts On Club's Five Loan Outs
Yeovil Town first team manager Darren Sarll has given his views on his decision to send four of his younger players and striker Ryan Seager out on loan to lower division clubs. The club has sent two players out to Gosport Borough and two more to Melksham Town, whilst Seager has joined Havant and Waterlooville, with all bar second year scholar Tai Fleming struggling to get onto the teamsheet during the 2019-20 season.

Sarll said he felt that the first team professional squad had been overloaded by the decision to offer four Academy players professional contracts, all from the same year group, with Gabriel Rogers, Daniel Ojo, Alex John and Nestor Shako given deals, prior to the new manager's arrival. Sarll said that he had no problem with the quartet individually, but said in the case of the latter trio, it was important that they got out and played football:

"Whether you're old or young, no-one gets better by not playing football. So you've got to play football matches. I think all four have done really well in-house behind the scenes. I think it's a bit naive of us as a club that were relegated to have so many young pros. I think that's very naive of us. I've made that clear within the club. I really like working with all four of them; I really do. But you've got to play football, and like I've said especially with young players, their first introduction into senior football will be very difficult. It would be even harsh of me to put those young players into that position where they would have to be the pivotal point of a team that is expected to challenge at the top of a division."

During the 2018-19 season that saw the club relegated from the Football League, the club blooded a number of Academy players, sometimes in controversial circumstances. Left-back Daniel Ojo was given his League debut in February 2019 at the expense of Carl Dickinson, who ultimately was sidelined by both Darren Way and Neale Marmon, with Ojo playing in six matches during the closing stages of that campaign. Meanwhile Academy striker Devon Arnold was brought on for his debut on New Year's Day, seconds after the Glovers had gone 1-4 down in a League Two match against Cheltenham Town. Sarll didn't name specific scenarios, but said in general that the policy of putting such young players into overly pressurising situations was unfair on them:

"I thought it was really unfair with some of them last year being put into the relegation battle. That's really unfair. They would have taken a hell of a whalloping mentally. Some of the things I hear about young players going on, and they're being booed because of the decision that the manager has made. That's their first taste of senior football, and they've got 3,000 booing. Wow! It takes a brave manager to do that! In my experience with the young ones, they need to just keep playing and if they're not in the first team, and they're not considered to be one of the first names on the teamsheet, then they've got to go and play somewhere else, if they're still developing at that stage in their career. Gabby Rogers is probably the one that has featured the most, and right here, right now I think it's vital that we keep him amongst Dickinson, Collins, Nelson and Lee because they're shaping him in a way that I think Gabby needs. But he might go out on loan, as might a couple of others."

The one exception to the five players that have gone out on loan is Ryan Seager, who is 23 years old and has had a reasonable amount of experience with Crewe Alexandra, Milton Keynes Dons and Dutch side Telstar. However, Sarll felt that Seager's problem was that he'd never managed to have a sustained run of games at any of those clubs that would help him build up a rhythm in his game. With him not getting onto the pitch at Yeovil he felt it was important for Seager's career to get a run like that going at one club:

"I wanted Ryan Seager to go out on loan because Ryan has never had a continuous sustained period of senior football. So I wanted him to have that and I wanted him to experience that. I think it was holding him back, not having that kind of momentum in his games programme, where he can play week in, week out and really lead the line and be the man and all those things he was as a youth team player at Southampton, where he's never been as a senior player. So I thought that was really important and I did it for the benefit of Ryan Seager."


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12 September 2019 : Plymouth 2 Yeovil 0 : Glovers Exit Under-23s Cup
A Yeovil Town Under-23s side went out of the Premier League Under-23 Cup on Thursday night, with a 2-0 scoreline ending their first season in the competition. A goal in each half from Plymouth Argyle allowed the home side to progress to the Group Stages in this Second Qualifying Round tie at Home Park, as Klaidi Lolos and Cameron Sangster did the damage.

The Glovers fielded a side built almost entirely around their Under-18s set-up, with only 18 year old Gabriel Rogers providing inputs from the professional ranks. Despite this, they had plenty of first half opportunities, with Rogers cutting inside and sending a shot from the edge of the box just wide of Mike Cooper's near post. Dan Neild fired wide from distance, followed by Devon Arnold's drive over the crossbar from inside the box.

Argyle's slow start gradually began to be resolved, with their captain Adam Randell getting two good chances to score. But barely a minute after Klaidi Lolos had struck the crossbar, the Argyle striker broke the deadlock, latching onto a through ball from Reuben Collum. He rounded Glovers keeper Kacper Kowalczyk, who almost got a touch on the ball, before Lolos slotted home for a 1-0 lead for the Devon side at the break.

Yeovil had been unfortunate not to level, with Toby Stephens forcing Mike Cooper into a strong save from 12 yards out, with the loose ball being hacked away. He then saved at his near post from Gabriel Rogers, who had skinned two Pilgrims defenders before firing off a shot. That theme continued during the second period with Devon Arnold seeing a pair of chances going wide.

But on the night, Argyle's finishing was superior. As the game drew towards a close, Klaidi Lolos forced Kacper Kowalczyk to save with his legs, but there wasn't a lot the Glovers keeper could do about the one that doubled the Pilgrims' lead. In an attempt to clear his lines, defender Toby Stephens ended up putting the ball onto his own crossbar, and Cameron Sangster took advantage of the chaos to score from close range on the rebound. Despite Gabriel Rogers and Devon Arnold forcing Argyle keeper Mike Cooper into further saves, they couldn't force a late goal, and so head out of the tournament after two matches, with Argyle getting a chance in the Group matches.

Final Score: Plymouth Argyle U23s 2 Yeovil Town U23s 0.

Scorers: Klaidi Lolos (1-0, 34 mins), Cameron Sangster (2-0, 78 mins)

Yeovil Town Under-23s:
1. Kacper Kowalczyk 2. Dylan Abora-Poku 5. Tai Fleming (Capt) 10. Daniel Neild 11. Alfie Sturdy 14. Devon Arnold 15. Declan Rose 16. Gabriel Rogers 17. Toby Stephens 18. Sam Wright 20. George Calverley

Substitutes:
9. Ben Hughes 19. Alfie Lloyd 21. Ezray Omba 22. Adam Heaton

Plymouth Argyle Under-23s:
31. Mike Cooper 2. Jarvis Cleal 3. Reuben Collum 7. Jude Boyd 9. Rubin Wilson 14. Ollie Tomlinson 15. Alfie Wotton 19. Klaidi Lolos 20. Adam Randell (Capt) 26. Mike Peck 28. Cameron Sangster

Substitutes:
13. Tyler Coombes (GK) 16. Brandon Pursall 17. Angel Wariuh 22. Rhys Shirley 29. Luke Jephcott.

Attendance: 297.


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12 September 2019 : Team News For Plymouth Argyle U23s vs Yeovil Town U23s
Yeovil Town's starting line-up for the Premier League Under-23 Cup match against Plymouth Argyle has been named. The Second Qualifying Round match takes place at Home Park tonight for a place in the Group stages. Tonight's team sees the Glovers select almost entirely from their Under-18s set-up with Gabriel Rogers the only professional player named in the fifteen players selected.

The match will be settled tonight, with extra time and penalties if required. The team is as follows:

Yeovil Town Under-23s:
1. Kacper Kowalczyk 2. Dylan Abora-Poku 5. Tai Fleming (Capt) 10. Daniel Neild 11. Alfie Sturdy 14. Devon Arnold 15. Declan Rose 16. Gabriel Rogers 17. Toby Stephens 18. Sam Wright 20. George Calverley

Substitutes:
9. Ben Hughes 19. Alfie Lloyd 21. Ezray Omba 22. Adam Heaton

Plymouth Argyle Under-23s:
31. Mike Cooper 2. Jarvis Cleal 3. Reuben Collum 7. Jude Boyd 9. Rubin Wilson 14. Ollie Tomlinson 15. Alfie Wotton 19. Klaidi Lolos 20. Adam Randell (Capt) 26. Mike Peck 28. Cameron Sangster

Substitutes:
13. Tyler Coombes (GK) 16. Brandon Pursall 17. Angel Wariuh 22. Rhys Shirley 29. Luke Jephcott.


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12 September 2019 : Mugabi Makes Scottish Premiership Move
Former Yeovil Town defender Bevis Mugabi has got himself a new club. He's been signed up by Scottish Premiership side Motherwell, who currently lie in fifth place in the 2019-20 season league table, with four matches played. He's signed a short term deal until January 2020, having had trials with League One sides Wycombe Wanderers and Bury during July, with the latter obviously never reaching a final offer due to the Shakers' expulsion from the Football League.

Mugabi's delay in finding a new club was also hindered by his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations Finals in Egypt, where he played regularly for Uganda, meaning that he only returned to England in mid-July. He's now making his first trip to Scotland, and he's explained that he asked former Glovers striker Alex Fisher what life was like north of the border. Mugabi explained:

"I'm excited for a new challenge at Motherwell. I can't wait to get started. I spoke to some of my old team-mates who had played in Scotland, including Alex Fisher. They told me it was a great opportunity, with Alex telling me how great a place Motherwell was."

Manager Stephen Robinson has said that he does have a clear vacancy in his first eleven for Mugabi to grab a place, due to some injury problems involving central defenders, suggesting that he sees him filling in there, rather than at right-back. Robinson explained:

"We've an injury concern over one of our centre backs, so Bevis comes in to shore up the gap that might leave. He's an experienced player with a lot of games under his belt in England. He's big, strong and will give us another option at the back."


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12 September 2019 : Brzozowski Returns To Loftus Road As Loan Ends
Yeovil Town goalkeeper Marcin Brzozowski has returned to Queens Park Rangers. The 20 year old was at Huish Park on a one month loan spell, having been brought in as a replacement for Reading keeper Liam Driscoll. He made two appearances for the Glovers, but lost his place to Liam O'Brien and also picked up an injury that meant that he didn't travel to Halifax Town on Saturday.

His one month loan deal has now expired and the club will not be extending it further. At present, it's not clear when first choice goalkeeper Stuart Nelson will recover from his groin injury, but for now it seems that O'Brien will remain between the sticks for Saturday's match against AFC Fylde.

Link: Marcin Brzozowski : Yeovil Town Statistics.


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12 September 2019 : Fleming Joins Ojo In Wiltshire
Yeovil Town second year scholar Tai Fleming has joined Daniel Ojo on loan. The pair will both play for Southern League Division One South side Melksham Town, with Fleming's deal badged as a Work Experience Loan deal, which in practice means the Glovers still have control on his whereabouts, with the defender able to be selected for the Premier League Under-23 Cup and FA Youth Cup matches. It's not clear if this would extend to the Somerset Premier Cup at this stage.

Fleming is a 17 year old defender, who has recently been captaining the club's Under-18s side. He was recruited from Norwich City's Academy system just over a year ago, and featured for the club's first team in a number of their early pre-season friendlies this summer. The best of luck to him in his new environment.

The latest loan deal brings the total of players away from Huish Park up to five. Striker Ryan Seager is at Havant and Waterlooville, midfielders Alex John and Nestor Shako are at Gosport Borough, whilst Ojo and Fleming will be at Melksham Town.


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12 September 2019 : Ojo Becomes Fourth Glovers Player To Go Out On Loan
Yeovil Town left-back Daniel Ojo has gone out on loan. He has joined Southern League Division One South side Melksham Town, after struggling to break into the first team squad during the 2019-20 season. He will stay with the Wiltshire side until January 2020.

Ojo has so far played just one minute of first team football, whilst he has not been named on the teamsheet since the club's third match of the season, with an increased squad size gradually limiting his chances of being selected. Having made seven appearances during the 2018-19 season, mainly as a result of Carl Dickinson's temporary exile from Huish Park. Dickinson's return to the fold has made it hard for the 18 year old to break into the side, and so the loan move makes sense to all parties at this stage.

Daniel is the fourth Yeovil Town player to go out on loan, with Ryan Seager at Havant and Waterlooville and midfield pair Alex John and Nestor Shako at Gosport Borough at present. The best of luck to Daniel during his time in Wiltshire.

Update: Article updated to include the length of the loan deal.


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11 September 2019 : Shako And John Head Out On Loan
Two of Yeovil Town's younger first team players have gone out on loan today. Midfielder Alex John and attacking midfielder/winger Nestor Shako have both joined Southern League Southern Premier Division side Gosport Borough on loan deals that will run until January 2020.

Both players were given professional deals over the summer as 18 year old graduates of the club's Academy system. However, John has not made it onto a teamsheet during the 2019-20 season, whilst Shako has played just nine minutes of football on the opening day of the season at Barnet, with him only getting onto the teamsheet on three occasions.

Gosport are currently 13th in their league table, but three points off the division's play-off system. The best of luck to them over the next three and a half months.


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11 September 2019 : Ticketing For Hartlepool United vs Yeovil Town
Advance ticketing information for the National League fixture between Hartlepool United and Yeovil Town is now available. The match takes place on Saturday 5th October 2019 with a 3.00p.m. kick-off at Victoria Park.

Yeovil Town supporters will be housed in the Smith and Graham Stand, which is a covered seated stand situated behind one of the goals. However, they will charge fans at their terrace rates on the basis that they are not opening any standing accommodation for away fans for this fixture. Tickets are only available in advance via Hartlepool's online portal. Admission prices are as follows:

Adults (Aged 19 and Over): £18.00; Concessions: £9.00; Under-16s: £5.00; Under-5s: FREE.

Concessions apply to those aged 60 or over, Students, those aged Under-19 and members of the Armed Forces.

To purchase tickets in advance, head to Hartlepool United's ticketing website, with the Yeovil match available here. Choose Block E in the Smith and Graham Stand. There are e-ticket and SMS options you can choose if you don't have a printer.

Wheelchair and Ambulant Disabled supporters are charged as per the above categories but can admit an assistant free of charge if they are on the higher rate of DLA or the enhanced rate of PIP. Tickets must be purchased from Hartlepool's main Ticket Office. Please take proof of status or a letter of entitlement.

If you choose to pay on the day, then credit/debit card payments must be made at the main Ticket Office which will be open from 10.00a.m. Alternatively, cash only payments can be made direct from Turnstiles 1 or 2, which are situated next to the Ticket Office on Clarence Road. Turnstiles will open around one hour before kick-off. However, allow extra time for queuing if you pay on the day.

Link: Ticketing For Plymouth Argyle U23s vs Yeovil Town U23s.

Link: Ticketing For Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Aldershot Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: 2019-20 Huish Park Individual Matchday Admission Prices.

Link: 2019-20 Huish Park Season Ticket Prices.

Link: 2019-20 Yeovil Town First Team Fixtures and Results.


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10 September 2019 : Taff's Gloversblog : Happy Talk At Halifax
Saturday afternoon saw Yeovil Town go all the way up to Halifax Town and then come all the way back with three points. Not too surprising that the latest Taff's Gloversblog is a Sunny Side Up offering, providing a review of how that game went, and where the team and squad stand after ten games of the 2019-20 season. Read on via the link below, and feel free to post your own views on how things are progressing.

Link: Taff's Gloversblog : Happy Talk At Halifax.


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10 September 2019 : GWSC Travel For Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town
The Green and White Supporters Club have set their travel plans for the National League match against Solihull Moors. The match takes place at Damson Park on Saturday 21st September 2019, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off. Departure times and prices are listed as follows:

Solihull Moors : Saturday 21st September 2019.
Huish Park: 8.45a.m.
Adult Members: £24.00; Member Concessions: £22.00
Adult Non-Members: £26.00; Non-Member Concessions: £24.00

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 Plymouth Argyle U23s vs Yeovil Town U23s.

Link: Ticketing For Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Aldershot Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: 2019-20 Huish Park Individual Matchday Admission Prices.

Link: 2019-20 Huish Park Season Ticket Prices.

Link: 2019-20 Yeovil Town First Team Fixtures and Results.


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10 September 2019 : Ticketing For Aldershot Town vs Yeovil Town
Advance ticketing information for the National League fixture between Aldershot Town and Yeovil Town is now available. The match takes place on Tuesday 24th September, with a 7.45p.m. kick-off at the Recreation Ground.

Advance tickets are only available via Aldershot's online ticketing website. Head to this page for the Yeovil Town match (the main menu page is here). Prices depend on whether you're purchasing Terrace tickets or Stand tickets. These are as follows:

ONLINE ADVANCE TICKETS:
Seated: Adults: £18.00; Concessions: £14.40; Juniors: £6.30.
Terracing: Adults: £16.20; Concessions: £12.60; Juniors: £4.50.

The online prices will be available until midnight on the Saturday 21st September. After that point, you need to purchase on the day of the game. Prices will then be as follows:

MATCHDAY TICKETS:
Seated: Adults: £20.00; Concessions: £16.00; Juniors: £7.00.
Terracing: Adults: £18.00; Concessions: £14.00; Juniors: £5.00.

Concessions apply to Over-65s, Military Personnel, Young Adults (aged 19-21) and Students. Juniors apply to those aged 18 and Under.

For children Under-11, they can obtain FREE admission with a full-paying Adult. However, these tickets need to be purchased from the ticket office prior to entry through the turnstiles, and do not appear to be available online.

Disabled tickets (along with assistants) should be booked in advance via the Aldershot Ticket Office. You can purchase on the day, but Aldershot warn that there are limited Wheelchair spaces, so this is not advised - you'll also need to go via the Ticket Office on the day if you've not prebooked.

All Away Supporters enter the ground via Redan Hill to through turnstiles 11 (terrace) and 12 (seats). This game will be segregated. Away supporters will be seated in the South Stand, whilst those standing will be in the South East Corner of the stadium, which is an uncovered terrace. Turnstiles open at 6.30p.m.

Away supporters are welcome into Aldershot's hospitality lounges. For more details and prices for their packages, please contact mark.butler@theshots.co.uk

Link: Ticketing For Plymouth Argyle U23s vs Yeovil Town U23s.

Link: Ticketing For Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town.

Link: 2019-20 Huish Park Individual Matchday Admission Prices.

Link: 2019-20 Huish Park Season Ticket Prices.

Link: 2019-20 Yeovil Town First Team Fixtures and Results.


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10 September 2019 : Gold Omotayo Talks About The Halifax Town Win
Following Saturday afternoon's National League match against Halifax Town at the Shay Stadium, Yeovil Town striker Gold Omotayo spoke to the BBC about the game. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Gold gives his views on his two goals, his arrival at the club, and the difficulties of training over the summer following Bury's financial problems. Read that interview in full via the link below.

Link: Gold Omotayo Speaks To The BBC After The 2-0 Win Against Halifax Town.


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9 September 2019 : Hippolyte Named In National League's Team Of The Week
Yeovil Town attacking midfielder Myles Hippolyte has been included in the National League's Team Of The Week. Their selection, chosen by their betting partner, includes the former Dunfermline Athletic player following his performance in the club's 2-0 victory over Halifax Town.

Hippolyte played as the most attacking midfielder, operating just behind the front pair, and it was his early deflected shot that came off the woodwork into the path of Gold Omotayo for the opening goal of the game. After the match, manager Darren Sarll named Hippolyte as one of two players who he saw as star performers on the day of the match.

The team chosen - as with the Non-League Paper's weekend selection - includes former Yeovil Town loanee Kabongo Tshimanga in the line-up and is as follows:

Joel Dixon (Barrow)
Dion Kelly-Evans (Notts County), Ben Gerring (Torquay United), Aaron Cunningham (Hartlepool United), Luke Croll (Dagenham and Redbridge)
Jake Andrews (Torquay United), Harry Beautyman (Sutton United), Myles Hippolyte (Yeovil Town)
Chris Holroyd (Chorley), Michael Cheek (Bromley), Kabongo Tshimanga (Boreham Wood)


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9 September 2019 : Smith Loan Deal Confirmed By Yeovil Town
Yeovil Town's loan deal for Crawley Town midfielder Jimmy Smith has now been confirmed. The 32 year old former Leyton Orient and Stevenage player has agreed a four month loan deal, until January 2nd 2020, and will now head to Huish Park to play under Darren Sarll, who he rubbed shoulders with during the 2013-14 season.

Smith has yet to play for Crawley during the 2019-20 season, having missed the majority of the 2018-19 season with an anterior cruciate knee ligament injury. As such the motive would appear to be to give him a chance to get himself proper game time at a slightly lower level, in order to resurrect his career in the Football League. At the same time, Yeovil Town get another experienced body in midfield to compete with the likes of Charlie Lee, James Tilley and Matt Worthington, as well as providing an option for wing slots if a 4-4-2 is deployed. Crawley Director of Football Selim Gaygusuz has said of the move:

"Jimmy has opted to to go Yeovil so he can get some game time under his belt. After missing much of last season this is something he needs and we wish him all the best at Yeovil. He will come back to us in January and I'm sure he will work hard to try and force his way into the squad in the second half of the season."

For a full profile of Jimmy's career, see the earlier news item. He will wear the No.5 shirt whilst he is at Yeovil Town.

Link: Jimmy Smith : Player Profile.


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9 September 2019 : Smith Expected To Agree Yeovil Town Loan Move
Yeovil Town are believed to be signing Crawley Town midfielder Jimmy Smith on loan. The 32 year old is expected to move to Huish Park on a temporary deal in a bid to get more football than he is currently getting at his parent club in League Two.

Born in Newham in London, on January 7th 1987, he's a former Chelsea Academy player, who made one first team appearance for them back in the 2005-06 season, coupled with loan spells with Queens Park Rangers (31 appearances, 6 goals), Norwich City (9 appearances), Sheffield Wednesday (13 appearances) and Leyton Orient.

When Chelsea released him in the summer of 2009, he decided to join Orient permanently, spending four seasons with them as a regular in their side, making 189 appearances, and scoring 22 goals. Smith then moved onto Stevenage, playing for them during the 2013-14 season. At that time, Glovers first team boss Darren Sarll was Stevenage's Head of Youth and so he would have come into contact with Smith on the training ground. Although he was a regular in their side, making 47 appearances and scoring three goals, he left them following Stevenage's relegation from League One into fourth tier football.

In the summer of 2014, Smith signed for Crawley Town for an undisclosed fee. He's been on their books for the last five years, and had been a regular for them up until last season. Unfortunately an anterior cruciate ligament injury in September 2018 meant he spent the whole of that year out of action, returning only for a two minute cameo on the final day of the season. He's not been able to force his way into their side this season, meaning that his career at Crawley has stalled on 169 appearances and 20 goals.

At Crawley, Smith became their captain, relinquishing that only upon his long term injury. He generally plays as a central midfielder although can occupy wide roles if required.

At present neither club have properly revealed the move. However, at 2.58p.m. today, Crawley Town's website briefly put up an article entitled "Jimmy Smith Joins Yeovil Town On Loan" - this has been taken down already which would imply that the deal has been done, but both clubs planned to release the information later in the day.


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9 September 2019 : Seager Gains A Pair Of Sub Appearances In First Hawks Week
Yeovil Town striker Ryan Seager's loan spell with National League South side Havant and Waterlooville has started off with a pair of substitute appearances. The 23 year old has been given the chance of obtaining more first team football via a temporary deal with the Hawks that will see them keep him until January 2020.

On Wednesday 4th September, Ryan made his debut for Havant, coming on as an early 15th minute substitute, following an injury to Alfie Rutherford, giving him a quick chance to impress. By that time Havant were 1-0 up, and they went on to beat Hungerford Town 3-1, with Seager himself being substituted in the 81st minute for fellow striker Danny Kedwell, giving him a total of 66 minutes on the field of play.

On Saturday 9th September, Havant made the trip to Maidstone United, and for the second game running, Seager was on the bench. He came on as a half time substitute in that match, replacing Bradley Tarbuck. At that point, Havant were 1-0 down, but recovered to draw the game by a 2-2 scoreline, with Seager ultimately getting 45 minutes of football during that game.

Havant and Waterlooville next play on Saturday, with a National League South home match against Braintree Town.


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9 September 2019 : Video : Halifax Town vs Yeovil Town Match Highlights
For those who want to view match highlights of Yeovil Town's National League match against Halifax Town these are now online. There is just over four-and-a-half minutes worth of footage from the 2-0 victory available, including the two goals that Gold Omotayo scored on the day, to open up his Glovers account. Watch via the YouTube clip below.




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8 September 2019 : Darren Sarll's Verdict On The Halifax Town Away Game
Following Saturday afternoon's 2-0 win over Halifax Town at the Shay Stadium, Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll spoke to the BBC. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren's full verdict on the match, along with injury updates on Charlie Lee and Courtney Duffus, can be read via the link below.

Link: Darren Sarll's Verdict On The Halifax Town Away Game.


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8 September 2019 : Glovers Duo Given Team Of The Day Nominations Following Halifax Win
Yeovil Town duo Gold Omotayo and Darren Sarll have been nominated for the Team Of The Day. The eleven players and manager have been chosen by the Non-League Paper following yesterday's matches in the National League, which included Yeovil's 2-0 win over Halifax Town, choosing the twelve personnel that they believe have had the most influence on the weekend's results.

Striker Gold Omotayo, who was on the books of Bury last season, recorded his first two goals of his Yeovil Town career, scoring in each half, to secure all three points. Meanwhile first team manager Darren Sarll had a very good week, with his team picking up a maximum nine points from their last three fixtures, with yesterday's victory toppling the National League leaders on their own patch.

The full eleven and Manager of the Day are shown below, with former Glovers loanee Kabongo Tshimanga also includeed in their line-up:

Jamie Butler (Sutton United)
Kenny Clark (Dagenham and Redbridge), Marc-Anthony Okoye (Bromley), Courtney Meppen-Walters (Chorley)
Matt Robinson (Dagenham and Redbridge), John Rooney (Barrow), Kalvin Kalala (Torquay United), Sorba Thomas (Boreham Wood)
Kabongo Tshimanga (Boreham Wood), Michael Cheek (Bromley), Gold Omotayo (Yeovil Town)

Manager : Darren Sarll (Yeovil Town).


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8 September 2019 : Premier League U23 Cup Ticketing For The Plymouth Argyle Game
Premier League Under-23 Cup opponents Plymouth Argyle have put tickets on sale for their match against Yeovil Town. The Second Qualifying Round game, which will decide which club joins Fulham, Everton and Watford in the next stages, takes place at Home Park on Thursday 12th September, with a 7.00p.m. kick-off.

During the last match, Yeovil Town fielded an Academy side, supplemented by a few fringe first team players. Competition rules allow clubs to field up to three overage players in outfield positions, whilst the goalkeeper can be any age.

Plymouth Argyle's pricing for this fixture (which appears to be unsegregated) is as follows:

Adults: £6.00; Over-65s and Under-23s: £4.00; Under-18s: £2.00; Under-12s: £1.00; Under-8s: FREE.

The Under-8s tickets are provided only with a paying adult ticket. There is also a Family Ticket on offer, which admits two Adults and two Under-18s for £10.00.

Link: Ticketing For Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town.

Link: 2019-20 Huish Park Individual Matchday Admission Prices.

Link: 2019-20 Huish Park Season Ticket Prices.

Link: 2019-20 Yeovil Town First Team Fixtures and Results.


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8 September 2019 : Sarll Happy With Aggression From Creative Players After Halifax Victory
Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll feels that the aggression from his side's creative players is beginning to create dividends, after watching his side win 2-0 against Halifax Town on Saturday afternoon. The victory against the morning's National League leaders at the Shay Stadium, came via two strikes from former Bury striker Gold Omotayo, who opened his account for the club in his third appearance.

However, Sarll singled out the likes of Matt Worthington and Myles Hippolyte for their contributions to the victory, with Hippolyte claiming an assist for the opening goal, whilst it was Worthington's ball into the penalty box that set up Omotayo for his second of the afternoon. That sort of play had a lot to do with the increased number of chances the Glovers created during the game, and Sarll said that came down to how his midfield creators were begining to impose themselves on the opposition:

"I think that what is starting to show, especially with the creative players, is the aggression that is coming out of their play. Matt Worthington and Myles Hippolyte were not only goood in possession today, but they won the ball back and they covered some ground. No-one gets a minute's composure or a minute to relax when they're pressing you. I thought they were our best two players by a mile. They're showing good aggression and if they're going to play for me, they're going to have to that aggression. I thought James Tilley when he came on, he showed that same aggression, and he continued in the right sort of vein."

On the overall match, Sarll added that his side could have easily grabbed five or six goals by half time, with home keeper Sam Johnson having to be in strong form to keep the scoreline down in that opening period. As such he always felt the second goal would eventually come Yeovil's way:

"I thought we were good. I thought it was a good performance. I thought we got better and better into the game. In the first half I thought we could have been five or six up probably with the amount of good chances, and the amount of saves that the goalkeeper had to make. It was excellent in the first half. Then in the second half I just thought we showed a lot more control and a lot more composure. We looked as though we had some good organisation in our shape, and I just felt it was only a matter of time before we got that second goal and extended the lead, and again we probably could have had two or three more in the second half."

In terms of injuries, midfielder Charlie Lee came off with what appeared to be a dead leg early in the second half, after he was on the wrong end of a strong first half challenge. Sarll doesn't believe this is a serious knock, but had more concerns about striker Courtney Duffus, who limped off in the 81st minute with a hamstring problem, with the club's physio needing to advise whether he thinks the issue is general fatigue, or whether he may have torn anything.


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7 September 2019 : Man of the Match Voting for Halifax Town vs Yeovil Town
If you watched Saturday's 2-0 win against Halifax Town at the Shay 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 Halifax Town vs Yeovil Town.


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7 September 2019 : Halifax 0 Yeovil 2 : Double Gold Lifts Glovers Into Play-Off Spots
Yeovil Town picked up their third win in a row with a 2-0 victory over National League leaders Halifax Town on Saturday. Two goals from former Bury striker Gold Omotayo set his Glovers career on its way, with the first coming after he lashed the ball into the roof of the net, with just four minutes on the clock. The home side twice hit the woodwork during the second period as they tried to get an equalising goal, but Omotayo got his second with 24 minutes remaining when he hit a loose ball inside the box to double Yeovil's lead, ultimately lifting his new side up to 6th place in the National League table.

The Glovers went into the match making one change to their starting line-up compared to the team that had beaten Sutton United in midweek. In came Albi Skendi, replacing Gabriel Rogers, which allowed the chance for a formation, with the 3-4-1-2 line-up being restored. There was a pre-match blow, with goalkeeper Marcin Brzozowski dropping out through injury, leaving no substitute keeper on the bench.

The match got off to a perfect start from Yeovil Town's point of view as they took the lead four minutes into the match. Myles Hippolyte's shot from the edge of the box took a deflection off a Halifax player and rebounded off the post and back out into play. In the chaos that caused, Gold Omotayo managed to get some room on the left side of the area, firing off an angled drive that flew into the roof of the net past the Halifax keeper. 1-0 up.

Halifax keeper Sam Johnson was rather busy during the first half, as he saved a long range Matt Worthington attempt, with his one handed parry over the crossbar from a Courtney Duffus shot particularly impressive. Halifax did try to force their way back into the game with Liam Nolan forcing Liam O'Brien to tip over for a corner, with Josh Staunton finding his header going wide from the resultant corner.

However, Yeovil looked superior going forward, with Remeao Hutton's overlapping runs on the right flank particularly effective. He produced one curling cross that Gold Omotayo had turned over the crossbar by Sam Johnson as he headed towards goal. Johnson denied Yeovil again, as Carl Dickinson's cleverly chipped free kick was nudged around the post for a corner. But Yeovil really should have been further ahead before the break, particularly when Matt Worthington was unmarked inside the six yard box with a Hutton ball put into the box towards him. Anywhere away from Johnson and it was a guaranteed goal, but the keeper got a reflex arm out to spoon it away. A long range Myles Hippolyte attempt saw Johnson scrambling just before the break, in a highly impressive half for the Glovers.

Halifax brought on top goalscorer Liam McAlinden at the break, and appeared to be fired up, noticeably when Tobi Sho-Silva forced the match referee to restart the second half four times as the striker encroached before Yeovil could kick off. Sho-Silva's enthusiasm was channelled in a better way for Halifax when he slammed a 20 yard strike off the foot of the post a couple of minutes into the half - a reminder for Yeovil that they hadn't won the match yet.

Midfielder Charlie Lee picked up a dead leg five minutes before the half time whistle and his attempts to continue were in vain, as James Tilley replaced him in midfield. That change seemed to lose Yeovil a bit of tempo, and Halifax's improved start to the second period was again emphasised when Jeff King struck a shot from the edge of the box off the crossbar as they caught Yeovil on the break.

Yeovil though had the perfect answer in terms of how to shut up Halifax's improved showing. On 66 minutes, a Matt Worthington shot wasn't held by Sam Johnson, and inside a crowded box, Gold Omotayo was able to react to slam the ball into the back of the net from around 10 yards out. 2-0 up, and finally a buffer to shield their lead.

That goal seemed to take the wind out of Halifax's sails somewhat, and they got a bit tetchy about the situation, with Halifax manager Pete Wild being cautioned for dissent to one of the occasions when referee Joe Hull didn't award his side a free kick. Yeovil's passage through the final minutes was a comfortable one, despite Courtney Duffus limping off near the end. In fact they could have had a third goal on 90 minutes when Gold Omotayo ended up clean through on goal. He ended up in a face-off with keeper Sam Johnson, and the Halifax's staring contest won on that occasion, with Omotayo being denied the match ball by the keeper's block. However, the three points were the main thing that mattered and with Yeovil lifting themselves into sixth position after ten games, this is exactly the sort of start to the new season they would have hoped for.

Link: 2019-20 Latest National League Table.

Final Score: Halifax Town 0 Yeovil Town 2.

Scorers: Gold Omotayo (0-1, 4 mins), Gold Omotayo (0-2, 66 mins)

Halifax Town:
1 Sam Johnson 2 Michael Duckworth 3 Jerome Binnom-Williams 6 Liam Nolan 4 Nathan Clarke 14 Josh Staunton 8 Jack Earing 10 Cameron King 20 Jeff King 7
Jamie Allen 11 Tobi Sho-Silva

Substitutes:
12 Will Appleyard 15 Liam McAlinden (46 mins for Jack Earing) 16 Jacob Hanson 17 Josh MacDonald (87 mins for Jeff King) 21 Danny Williams (75 mins for Cameron King)

Yeovil Town: (3-4-1-2)
27. Liam O'Brien
18. Albi Skendi 6. Luke Wilkinson 19. Tom Bradbury
24. Remeao Hutton 7. Matt Worthington 26. Charlie Lee 3. Carl Dickinson (Capt)
11. Myles Hippolyte
10. Gold Omotayo 14. Courtney Duffus

Substitutes:
2. Craig Alcock (62 mins for Remeao Hutton) 16. Gabriel Rogers 22. Olly McCoy (81 mins for Courtney Duffus) 23. Tom Whelan 28. James Tilley (47 mins for Charlie Lee)

Halifax Town Bookings: Jack Earing (28 mins, foul), Pete Wild (dissent)

Yeovil Bookings: Matt Worthington (37 mins, foul), Remeao Hutton (43 mins, foul), Gold Omotayo (77 mins, foul)

Halifax Town Statistics: Possession: 53%; Shots On Target: 7; Shots Off Target: 6; Corners: 5.

Yeovil Statistics: Possession: 47%; Shots On Target: 8; Shots Off Target: 6; Corners: 7.

Referee: Joe Hull (Cheshire). Assistants: Martin Chester (Lincolnshire) and Christopher Reeson (Lincolnshire). Fourth Official: Darren Brown (Manchester).

Attendance: 2,341 (with 153 Yeovil Town supporters)


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7 September 2019 : Team News For Halifax Town vs Yeovil Town
Yeovil Town have issued their starting line-up for the National League match against Halifax Town. The match at the Shay Stadium sees one change to the starting line-up compared to the team that took to the field against Sutton United on Tuesday. Albi Skendi is preferred to Gabriel Rogers who drops to the bench. There's one further change on the bench, with goalkeeper Marcin Brzozowski absent through injury, with Olly McCoy replacing him.

Defender Lee Collins (hamstring), goalkeeper Stuart Nelson (groin) and striker Rhys Murphy (hamstring) remain out. Midfielder Lawson D'Ath and Marcin Brzozowski are out with unspecified knocks. Academy graduates Nestor Shako, Daniel Ojo and Alex John don't make the teamsheet. Striker Ryan Seager has started a loan spell with Havant and Waterlooville.

The team lines up as follows, with an assumption that Skendi's return will see the Glovers revert to their wing-backs formation, although the versatility of Charlie Lee and Skendi means this is flexible:

Yeovil Town: (3-4-1-2)
27. Liam O'Brien
18. Albi Skendi 6. Luke Wilkinson 19. Tom Bradbury
24. Remeao Hutton 7. Matt Worthington 26. Charlie Lee 3. Carl Dickinson (Capt)
11. Myles Hippolyte
10. Gold Omotayo 14. Courtney Duffus

Substitutes:
2. Craig Alcock 16. Gabriel Rogers 22. Olly McCoy 23. Tom Whelan 28. James Tilley


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7 September 2019 : National League Duo Commence Scottish Challenge Cup Involvement
The eagle-eyed may notice that Saturday's National League fixtures are a few clubs short, with just nine matches taking place during the normal Saturday kick-off time. Whilst Barnet have called their match off, due to international call-ups, and Hartlepool United and Woking will play in an evening televised match, Solihull Moors and Wrexham will be otherwise engaged.

The latter two clubs will be participating in the Scottish Challenge Cup, currently under the catchy title of the Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup. This unusual arrangement started last season, with Sutton United and Boreham Wood participating in the competition, alongside representatives of the NIFL Premiership, Welsh Premier League, and League of Ireland Premier Division.

That invitation is being extended to this season as well, with Solihull and Wrexham selected as the two highest placed National League sides from the 2018-19 season that did not achieve promotion. That means Solihull will be travelling to play Kelty Hearts today in Fife, whilst Ayr United have to head south to visit Wrexham's ground.

The competition will also see Ballymena United and Glenavon from Northern Ireland, The New Saints and Connah's Quay Nomads from Wales and Bohemians and Waterford from the Republic of Ireland participating in the Third Round stage. Last season Connah's Quay Nomads reached the final of the competition, almost leading to a Welsh side lifting the trophy.

If Yeovil Town don't get promoted this season, but finish 2nd, 3rd or 4th at the end of the 2019-20 season, then potentially they would also be invited into this competition during the 2020-21 season.


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7 September 2019 : Officials For Halifax Town vs Yeovil Town
Officials for the National League match between FC Halifax Town and Yeovil Town have been published by the National League. The match takes place on Saturday 7th September 2019, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off at the Shay Stadium. The man in charge of the fixture will be referee Joe Hull (Cheshire). This is our tenth match of the 2019-20 season and the trend of the Glovers being given brand new officials continues, with us yet to be given an official that we have history with as a referee - he's been a linesman and a fourth official for two Football League matches but that's it.

This is Mr Hull's third season of refereeing at National League Premier division level. Last season he did 22 matches, with a very modest 47 yellow cards and one red card across the entire season. This season has continued that pattern with eight yellow cards from three matches, with no dismissals as yet. The most recent was the match between Bromley and Boreham Wood two weeks ago.

Mr Hull will be assisted by Martin Chester (Lincolnshire) and Christopher Reeson (Lincolnshire). The Fourth Official will be Darren Brown (Manchester).


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6 September 2019 : Darren Sarll Previews The Halifax Town Away Game
As part of the build-up to the National League match against Halifax Town at the Shay Stadium, Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll spoke to the BBC. In an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren discusses the club's first back-to-back wins of the season, the current injury list, and Halifax's position at the top of the table. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Darren Sarll Speaks To The BBC As Part Of The Build-Up To The Halifax Town Game.

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Halifax Town.

Link: Ticketing For Halifax Town vs Yeovil Town.

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6 September 2019 : No New Injury Problems Expected For Halifax Town Trip
Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll is expecting to travel to Halifax Town on Saturday with roughly the same squad as was used on Tuesday night. Although he admits that he has some minor concerns about striker Courtney Duffus and midfielder Charlie Lee, he said they related to ongoing problems that they'd played through during Tuesday night's match against Sutton United, rather than anything new.

As such, they should be able to visit the Shay Stadium, to play the National League leaders with more or less the same players that have picked up two consecutive home wins during the last week. Sarll told BBC Somerset that he was particularly confident that Charlie Lee would play on Saturday, despite multiple issues:

"I don't think we got an injury on Tuesday. On Tuesday we came out unscathed, which was really positive, because we've still got some massive high risk players that are having to play a lot of minutes week-in, week-out. I think Charlie Lee seems to pick up lots of knocks just naturally because of the way that he plays. I've just seen him in the corridor and he's got two dead legs and a sore Achilles, and he's had a sore shoulder or something like that. But people like Charlie just play. They just say I'm fine and then they get on with it."

Three players that won't be present in Yorkshire are defender Lee Collins (hamstring), striker Rhys Murphy (hamstring) and goalkeeper Stuart Nelson (groin). All three have been missing in recent matches due to injury, and Sarll said there was no chance of any of them being back for the weekend:

"No they're not, in terms of Saturday, as a short term target, I don't think they're anywhere near Saturday. It will largely depend on how both of them respond today. But it's probably a bit too soon. Stuart Nelson won't be available either. Courtney Duffus played with a little bit of an injury on Tuesday night. Me and Courtney will have a couple of minutes together at some point I'm sure. The thing with Courtney is that he's actually putting his body into positions where I can understand him getting injured. It wouldn't be for the fact of him being soft or a little bit meek and mild. He's actually throwing his weight and his muscles and his power around. That's what happens when big boys do that. They start taking whacks and knocks and they have to get up and recover."

This week has seen Sarll bring in Brighton and Hove Albion winger James Tilley and former Coventry City goalkeeper Liam O'Brien brought into the club, with both getting onto the pitch during the Tuesday night match, to make their debuts. Sarll said that may not be the last of the arrivals, saying that he would always be asking questions of the Yeovil Town Board:

"I think the Board would love me to say I'm happy. I'm never happy - I've asked for two more since Tuesday! So I'm always asking and it's my job to ask and it's my job to push the boundaries. The day I stop asking is the day that I don't foresee any improvement in the playing squad. For me personally that would be a very sad day. So I'm always asking, and between myself, Terry Skiverton, Darren Behcet and even Nick Crittenden, who is a former player here and now Head of Finance, we're always on the phone and we're always getting phone calls about players that are available. I've really enjoyed that part, in that someone who works in the Finance department is out watching games for me."

As a former Assistant Manager of Dorchester Town, Crittenden's scouting role is not too much of a shock. The former wide man recently appeared as a co-commentator on BBC Somerset, revealing on the day of Yeovil Town's home match against Maidenhead United that he had been down to Plainmoor eleven days previously to view Torquay United's home match against the Berkshire side, feeding scouting information back to Sarll in terms of how the opposition set up during that match.

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Halifax Town.

Link: Ticketing For Halifax Town vs Yeovil Town.

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5 September 2019 : Ciderspace Guide To Halifax Town
On Saturday, Yeovil Town make their first visit to The Shay Stadium for sixteen years. They face the reformed FC Halifax Town club that replaced the original Halifax Town club in 2008, but in terms of fans and stadium structure remains the same. The Ciderspace guide has had almost an entire rewrite given the time and circumstances that have passed - find directions, parking, pub guides, past meetings and their current form listed via the link below, to help you on your way.

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Halifax Town.

Link: Ticketing For Halifax Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Halifax Town vs Yeovil Town.

Outside Halifax's Shay Stadium
Outside Halifax's Shay Stadium



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5 September 2019 : Yeovil Town vs Maidenhead United : Man Of The Match Result
Twelve days ago, Yeovil Town played host to Maidenhead United in a National League fixture at Huish Park. The game ended in a 1-2 home defeat, with Courtney Duffus providing the only plus point, at the tail end of a match in which the visitors had already gone two goals up.

Perhaps reflective of the game, the top three players on the day all occupied defensive positions. Two of those were full-backs, with captain Carl Dickinson occupying left-back slot and landing third spot in the polling. Goalkeeper Stuart Nelson continued to get high ratings from fans, but the poll winner - for the second match running - was right-back Craig Alcock, who has started the 2019-20 season strongly.

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

1. Craig Alcock 70 (5)
2. Stuart Nelson 68 (3)
3. Carl Dickinson 38 (2)
4. Charlie Lee 24 (2)
5. Matt Worthington 22 (2)
6. Lawson D'Ath 18 (1)
7. Courtney Duffus 18 (0)
8. Albi Skendi 14 (1)
9. Tom Bradbury 6 (0)
9. Rhys Murphy 6 (0)
11. Gabriel Rogers 2 (0)

OVERALL MATCH RATING : 5.29
Performance : 4.94
Entertainment : 5.65
VOTES RECEIVED : 17


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5 September 2019 : Premier League U23 Cup Next Round And Group Stages Set
Yeovil Town's first season participating in the Premier League Under-23 Cup will see them given the carrot of matches against Everton, Fulham and Watford, if they can overcome Plymouth Argyle in the next Qualifying Round stage.

The Premier League have made the draw for this competition today, setting out the Group stages, which would see each side play each other home and away, with the top two sides from each group then moving into a knockout stage, as quarter-finalists.

Standing between that is a Second Qualifying Round match against Plymouth Argyle, which will be played on Thursday 12th September, with a 7.00p.m. kick-off at Home Park. This match would be settled on the night, with extra time and penalties, if required.

The Group Stage draw produced the following set of clubs:

Group A: Charlton Athletic, Colchester United, Reading, Swansea City

Group B: Everton, Fulham, Plymouth Argyle or Yeovil Town, Watford

Group C: Hull City, Newcastle United, Southend/Scunthorpe United, West Bromwich Albion

Group D: Aston Villa, Cambridge United/Exeter City, Doncaster Rovers, Portsmouth

Group E: AFC Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Stoke City

Group F: Huddersfield Town/Oxford United, Liverpool, Sunderland, Wigan Athletic

Group G: Blackburn Rovers, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough

Group H: Birmingham City, Derby County, Leeds United, Wolverhampton Wanderers


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4 September 2019 : Video : Yeovil Town vs Sutton United Match Highlights
For those who want to view match highlights of Yeovil Town's 1-0 victory over Sutton United these are now available online. There is just over three minutes worth of footage that includes Tom Bradbury's winning goal, available via the YouTube clip below.




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4 September 2019 : Darren Sarll's Verdict On The Sutton United Home Game
Following Tuesday night's 1-0 win over Sutton United at Huish Park, Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll spoke to the BBC about the game. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren's verdict on the home victory can be read in full, via the link below.

Link: Darren Sarll's Verdict On The Sutton United Home Game.


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4 September 2019 : Seager Takes Hawks Loan Move
Yeovil Town striker Ryan Seager has agreed a loan switch from Huish Park. The 23 year old has joined National League South side Havant and Waterlooville in a deal that will last until January 2020. The Hawks are currently in third place in their division and are undefeated so far this season, and thus challenging for promotion back to the division they were relegated from at the end of last season.

Seager has struggled to break into the first team during the 2019-20 season, making two substitute appearance, totalling just 80 minutes. He did not make the club's teamsheet in last night's 1-0 win over Sutton United, with his last game time coming in the August 17th match at Barrow. However, since that game he scored a hat-trick for a Yeovil Town XI badged as an Under-23 side in their Premier League Under-23 League Cup qualifying match against Newport County.

He will join a Havant side with a couple of familiar faces. They currently have goalkeeper Kingsley Latham on loan from Southampton on a six month deal, whilst midfielder Wes Fogden has been on their books since leaving Yeovil Town in 2016.

The best of luck to Ryan during his stay at Westleigh Park.


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3 September 2019 : Man of the Match Voting for Yeovil Town vs Sutton United
If you watched Tuesday's 1-0 win against Sutton United 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 Sutton United.


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3 September 2019 : Yeovil 1 Sutton 0 : Bradbury Strike Gives Glovers Upward Motion
Yeovil Town managed their second consecutive home win as a goal from Tom Bradbury proved crucial against Sutton United. During a match that at times was frustrating for players and fans, patience eventually paid off in the 68th minute when Bradbury converted from close range, with Gold Omotayo's initial shot being blocked on the line. The visitors struggled to threaten after that point, allowing Yeovil a 1-0 victory that lifts them up to 9th place in the National League table, just one point off the play-off slots.

The Glovers went into the match making two changes to their starting line-up. Goalkeeper Liam O'Brien came in to make his debut for the club, displacing Marcin Brzozowski. Attacking midfielder Lawson D'Ath sat the game out with a knock, as Gabriel Rogers made his first start of the 2019-20 season. In the opposition line-up, Craig Eastmond played as a right-back for Sutton, with the visitors left so threadbare they could only name four substitutes, with one of their starters, Ben Wyatt, being signed on the day of the match to fill the holes.

Sutton started off reasonably well with Tom Bradbury having to block one shot on goal. However, Kenny Davis managed to get past the Yeovil back four by firing in a shot that debut boy Liam O'Brien got down to save well. However, once Yeovil got going they tried Sutton's defensive luck on a number of occasions, with former Glover Craig Eastmond sliding in to turn a cross out for a corner, whilst Ben Goodliffe put a Carl Dickinson cross over his own crossbar. Another inventive corner saw Luke Wilkinson head back across goal into the part of Charlie Lee who put a deflected header over the crossbar in what was close to a role reversal of their Saturday goal.

Sutton United's best effort on goal saw Harry Beautyman accept a David Ajiboye pullback which he fired at Liam O'Brien, but found the keeper equal to it as he palmed it over the crossbar. At the other end, Gabriel Rogers did well to weave his way inside the box, but his right-footed effort went into the side netting. Meanwhile Courtney Duffus put a shot wide from inside the box after Sutton couldn't clear their lines properly. A half that was generally okay, but needed a bit more of an attacking spark to scare Sutton United's defence, with their goalkeeper Jamie Butler not having a great amount to do.

The second period was a frustrating one to start with, as Yeovil attempted to unlock the Sutton United defence. Gabriel Rogers and Myles Hippolyte were swapped around in an attempt to shake things up, but the Glovers were struggling to create direct chances, with the only chance being a Tom Bradbury header that went over the bar from the corner.

Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder James Tilley was brought on to replace Rogers just beyond the hour mark, and five minutes after that the breakthrough finally came. Courtney Duffus got the ball to the byline and pulled it back to Gold Omotayo. His initial shot was blocked on the line by Craig Eastmond, but the loose ball fell well to Tom Bradbury who fired home from close range for a 1-0 lead, and a bit of relief around the ground.

With Yeovil having their noses in front, they got a bit more room behind the Sutton defence to get further goals. A Charlie Lee header went over the crossbar, and then Myles Hippolyte had a strong pair of chances. One saw goalkeeper Jamie Butler block his shot at the near post and out for a corner, and then a defender got his body in the way of a second Hippolyte effort and yet another corner kick.

Sutton United never particularly looked like they were going to get back into it, despite them bringing on all three of their remaining outfield players. The match itself wasn't a classic, but it relied on a bit of patience to make the breakthrough. Once Yeovil got it, the three points looked relatively comfortable, lifting them up to 9th in the table, and a much more comfortable looking position than they'd had just eight days ago.

Link: 2019-20 Latest National League Table.

Final Score: Yeovil Town 1 Sutton United 0.

Scorers: Tom Bradbury (68 mins, 1-0)

Yeovil Town: (4-1-3-2)
27. Liam O'Brien
24. Remeao Hutton 6. Luke Wilkinson 19. Tom Bradbury 3. Carl Dickinson (Capt)
7. Matt Worthington 26. Charlie Lee 16. Gabriel Rogers
11. Myles Hippolyte
10. Gold Omotayo 14. Courtney Duffus

Substitutes:
12. Marcin Brzozowski 2. Craig Alcock (90 mins for Remeao Hutton) 18. Albi Skendi (90 mins for Myles Hippolyte) 23. Tom Whelan 28. James Tilley (63 mins for Gabriel Rogers)

Sutton United:
26 Jamie Butler 5 Ben Goodliffe 22 Ben Wyatt 4 Jonathan Barden 15 Craig Eastmond 8 Kenny Davis 6 Jamie Collins 10 Harry Beautyman 17 David Ajiboye 27 Aaron Jarvis 21 George Tuson-Firth

Substitutes:
1 Ben Dudzinski 11 Dylan Kearney (89 mins for David Ajiboye) 14 Craig Dundas (84 mins for Aaron Jarvis) 20 Tommy Wright (78 mins for George Tuson-Firth)

Yeovil Bookings: Tom Bradbury (25 mins, foul), Myles Hippolyte (62 mins, foul), Courtney Duffus (71 mins, foul)

Sutton United Bookings: Aaron Jarvis (42 mins, foul), Craig Eastmond (71 mins, retaliation), Kenny Davis (90 mins, foul)

Yeovil Town Statistics: Possession: 56%; Shots on Target: 2; Off Target: 11; Corners: 9.

Sutton United Statistics: Possession: 44%; Shots on Target: 2; Off Target: 1; Corners: 1.

Referee: Matthew Russell (Hampshire). Assistants: Craig Scriven (Somerset) and Daniel Flynn (Bristol). Fourth Official: Richard Lawrence (Devon).

Attendance: 2,279 (with 82 Sutton United supporters)


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3 September 2019 : Team News For Yeovil Town v Sutton United
Yeovil Town have issued their starting line-up for the National League match against Sutton United. The match at Huish Park sees three changes to the starting line-up compared to the team that took to the field against Notts County on Saturday. New goalkeeper signing Liam O'Brien comes straight into the side, displacing Queens Park Rangers loanee Marcin Brzozowski who drops to the bench. Meanwhile Gabriel Rogers comes into the starting line-up with Lawson D'Ath dropping out of the squad tonight due to injury.

Defender Lee Collins has a hamstring injury. Goalkeeper Stuart Nelson has a groin injury. Striker Rhys Murphy has a second hamstring problem. Academy graduates Nestor Shako, Daniel Ojo and Alex John don't make the teamsheet, whilst left-sided Olly McCoy and striker Ryan Seager sit it out.

The team lines up as follows:

Yeovil Town: (4-3-1-2)
27. Liam O'Brien
24. Remeao Hutton 6. Luke Wilkinson 19. Tom Bradbury 3. Carl Dickinson (Capt)
7. Matt Worthington 26. Charlie Lee 16. Gabriel Rogers
11. Myles Hippolyte
10. Gold Omotayo 14. Courtney Duffus

Substitutes:
12. Marcin Brzozowski 2. Craig Alcock 18. Albi Skendi 23. Tom Whelan 28. James Tilley


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3 September 2019 : Officials For Yeovil Town vs Sutton United
Match officials for the National League match between Yeovil Town and Sutton United have been published. The match takes place on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 (tonight) with a 7.45p.m. kick-off at Huish Park. The man in charge of the fixture will be referee Matthew Russell (Hampshire).

Nine games into the 2019-20 season and Yeovil Town are still being given a set of officials they've never seen before, in terms of their listed status. Mr Russell is no exception, having only been promoted to the National League Premier division level over this summer. He's taken charge of three matches at this level, raising 12 yellow cards and one red card. He didn't muck about with the dismissal, sending off Ebbsfleet United's Jack King just eight minutes into the new season for a professional foul, although that doesn't appear to have attracted too much controversy.

Mr Russell will be assisted by Craig Scriven (Somerset) and Daniel Flynn (Bristol). The Fourth Official will be Richard Lawrence (Devon).


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3 September 2019 : Football League Member Clubs To Discuss Bury's Future
The Football League have issued a statement concerning their approach to the 2020-21 season, in the wake of Bury's expulsion from the league. They are currently operating with 71 clubs for the 2019-20 campaign, with League One holding just 23 clubs, due to Bury's fixture list being removed from the calendar. With the dust having settled, and fellow League One side Bolton Wanderers having financially stabilised for the foreseeable future, attention has now turned to what will happen next May. The League's statement reminds readers why the Shakers' had their membership withdrawn:

"The EFL Board reached the decision to withdraw Bury FC's membership in accordance with the Articles of Association as adopted by the EFL and all member clubs. With regret, this action was taken in the absence of evidence of Bury FC's ability to meet its financial commitments, whether by the current ownership or any other credible buyer for the Club. Withdrawal of membership was a consequence of severe financial problems at Bury FC over an extended period of time, which had recently led to an insolvency event and a 12-point deduction."

The League had already confirmed that at the end of the 2019-20 season, they will now only relegate three clubs from League One (with Bury implicitly being the fourth), whilst the usual four promotion places will be in place at the top of League Two. However, in terms of League Two relegation, the EFL have not been specific, having only said that they would table the issue to member clubs at a September 2019 club meeting involving Chief Executives and Chairmen.

They have now issued a statement that appears to act as a discussion paper for that meeting, acknowledging recent campaigning from Bury North MP James Frith and Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham, who are attempting to get Bury readmitted into the EFL at League Two level for the 2020-21 season. Such a move is unprecedented, given that in the past clubs that have been expelled or have had to resign from the Football League have had to work their way back up through the English Football Pyramid, applying to the Football Association for admittance into a tier of football that would reflect their status. The EFL statement draws attention to that process and says the only current method clubs have of entering the Football League is via promotion from the National League:

"The Board recognises the efforts being made by supporters' groups, local authorities and political leaders and their desire for Bury FC to re-enter the EFL from the 2020-21 season. However, the only established procedure for entry to the EFL is through promotion from the National League as part of the wider football pyramid. There is no precedent for a Club to enter the EFL directly through an application for admission or readmission following withdrawal of membership. In the current circumstances, the process by which a former EFL Club would obtain re-entry to the league system in England is via an application to the Football Association. On consideration of that application, the FA would determine the appropriate League for entry, subject to them meeting the relevant entry requirements of that League."

Despite the existing rules and conventions, the EFL adds that it has put on the agenda an agreement to discuss both Bury's position and ultimately decide what happens with the League Two relegation slots at the end of the 2019-20 season. The League explained this would happen regardless of past convention, to get the mood from the mrember clubs:

"Notwithstanding the above, and in acknowledgement of the extreme nature of the problems at Bury FC, the EFL Board had agreed it is appropriate to discuss the matter with member Clubs. This is a complex situation that raises questions of due process, precedent and fairness as well as financial implications. The EFL will consult with its Clubs over the coming weeks. Prior to formal consideration by any league competition of an eventual application from Bury FC to return to league football, clear evidence would be required of the Club’s financial viability and its ability to fulfil its ongoing commitments."

The current default approach would be for League Two to relegate only one club at the end of the 2019-20 season, and to promote two clubs from the National League. This would ripple down the football pyramid until it reached a point where all leagues were back up to their defined number of member clubs. However, in the above proposal for Bury to be readmitted at League Two level, then two clubs would be relegated as normal, with Bury's position acting as if they had been relegated from League One. Whilst this doesn't affect the thoughts of National League clubs, the Chairmen of Oldham Athletic (22nd, League Two), Stevenage (23rd) and Scunthorpe United (24th) may hold strong opinions on how Bury's fate should be decided.

There is no firm date set for the Football League to discuss the matter at this stage.


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3 September 2019 : Taff's Gloversblog : What Happens Next With The Takeover?
On Saturday, Yeovil Town supporters finally got some news concerning the long-running takeover saga at Huish Park. With prospective co-owner Scott Priestnall making his first visit to Somerset of the 2019-20 season proper, he was interviewed about progress. The latest Taff's Gloversblog entry centres around where things stand right now, based on the facts available, and then sprinkles in a few views on what was said. Read on, via the link below, and feel free to post your own views on what is happening.

Link: Taff's Gloversblog : What Happens Next With The Takeover?


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2 September 2019 : Extra Goalkeeper Drafted In As Cover Following Nelson Injury
Yeovil Town have brought in former Coventry City, Portsmouth and Dagenham and Redbridge goalkeeper Liam O'Brien. The 27 year old is a free agent having left the Sky Blues and his arrival would suggest that Stuart Nelson's groin injury is going to keep him out for the foreseeable future - a situation that has left the Glovers down to just one goalkeeper in their last two matches.

Born in Ruislip on November 30th 1991, he is a former Queens Park Rangers and Portsmouth youth product. He was let go by QPR in February 2008, with him moving to Fratton Park, getting a scholarship deal with them in that summer. He didn't get as far as making a senior appearance for them, but was an unused substitute on a scattering of occasions. He played for Eastbourne Borough on loan in September 2010, making one appearance.

O'Brien moved to Barnet in January 2011, playing at League Two level where he made 23 appearances across three seasons. He also had a five game loan spell with Hastings United during the 2012-13 campaign as a short term loan deal. He spent the 2013-14 campaign on the books of Brentford but had to compete with three other goalkeepers and so struggled to get near their first team.

Instead he switched to Dagenham and Redbridge where he enjoyed the most fruitful part of his career so far, playing 39 times in League Two for them across a two year spell, although unfortunately was their keeper when they dropped out of the Football League. In 2016 he switched back to Portsmouth and finally got his debut for the club - eight years after signing for them originally. That came at Huish Park in an August 2016 EFL Trophy tie that saw the Glovers beat a second string Pompey side 4-3 on the night.

He's spent the last two seasons playing for Coventry City where he played a small part in their promotion from League Two, ultimately making 19 appearances for them across two seasons. He was released at the end of the campaign with his last first team appearance for the Sky Blues coming in November 2018.

O'Brien will wear the No.27 shirt whilst at the club, and is eligible to play against Sutton United. The club have specifically described his contract at Huish Park as "undisclosed" meaning the length of the deal will not be made public.


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2 September 2019 : Tilley Loan Deal Is Confirmed By Glovers
Yeovil Town have confirmed that they have completed a loan move for Brighton and Hove Albion winger James Tilley. The 21 year old, who also has experience with League of Ireland side Cork City, has agreed to sign for the club on a loan deal until the end of the 2019-20 season.

The left-footer can play on the wing or in a variety of attacking positions, and so should provide competition for the likes of Lawson D'Ath and Myles Hippolyte in attacking roles that sit either just behind or support the main front line strikers.

For a full profile on James, see the earlier article, linked below. He will wear the No.28 shirt during his time with the club and is eligible to play against Sutton United on Tuesday night.

Link: James Tilley : Player Profile.


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2 September 2019 : Yeovil Town Linked With Move For Seagulls Winger
Yeovil Town are being linked with a move for Brighton and Hove Albion winger James Tilley. He is a 21 year old left-footed player who can play either in a wide position, an attacking midfield position, or as a striker. He is named by the Football Inside website, who believe he is going to join the club on a loan arrangement until the end of the 2019-20 season.

Born in Billingshurst, West Sussex on June 13th 1998, he is a product of Brighton's Academy system that has made a scattering of first team appearances. Having been on their books since he was 12 years old, he made his debut for Brighton as a 95th minute substitute on the final day of the 2014-15 season, whilst still 16 years old. Since then he has managed two more substitute appearances, both in the League Cup. The last of those gave him his first goal, as he scored the winner against Barnet in the EFL Cup at the Amex Stadium.

In addition to his minimal first team appearances, he has also represented Brighton's Under-21 team in the EFL Trophy, making ten appearances and scoring one goal. During the first half of 2019, James went out on loan to League Of Ireland club Cork City, where he made 22 appearances, scoring one goal in a League Cup match against Cobh Rangers.

Tilley's father is Chairman of Sussex County League club Billingshurst. He is under contract with Brighton until June 2020. The obvious connection here would be former Yeovil Town midfielder Andrew Crofts, who had been lined up as a player-coach to work under Darren Sarll, but jumped ship during pre-season to go and take up a coaching position within Brighton Under-23s.

As yet this deal has not been confirmed by either club.


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2 September 2019 : Dickinson Given Team Of The Week Nomination
Yeovil Town left-back Carl Dickinson had been named in the National League's own Team Of The Week for the weekend just gone. The selection is compiled by League sponsors Vanarama and they have included the defender after he played 90 minutes in the 3-1 victory against his old club Notts County. Carl put in a strong performance at the back, but also provided the free kick that sparked Yeovil's second goal of the afternoon, eventually scored by Luke Wilkinson.

Carl has had to play a variety of roles this season, with him playing as a left-sided central defender in a 3-4-1-2, a left wing-back in the same formation and also on Saturday a more conventional full-back position in the 4-3-1-2 that was utilised against the Magpies.

The National League's own Team of the Week is as follows:

Ben Hinchliffe (Stockport County)
Peter Kioso (Hartlepool United), David Stephens (Boreham Wood), Alan Massey (Maidenhead United), Carl Dickinson (Yeovil Town)
Ethan Chislett (Aldershot Town), Jack Taylor (Barnet), Jordan Williams (AFC Fylde),
Inih Effiong (Dover Athletic), Jake Hyde (Woking), Liam McAlinden (FC Halifax Town)


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2 September 2019 : Video : Yeovil Town vs Notts County Match Highlights
For those who want to view match highlights of Yeovil Town's 3-1 win over Notts County these are now available online. The National League match saw the Glovers triumph via goals from Courtney Duffus, Luke Wilkinson and Myles Hippolyte with the visitors grabbing an ultra-late penalty. There is just under four minutes worth of footage available, via the YouTube clip below.




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1 September 2019 : Wilkinson Given Team Of The Week Slot
Yeovil Town central defender Luke Wilkinson has been included in the Team Of The Day for the weekend just gone. The former Stevenage player is the first Glovers representative of the 2019-20 season, having played 90 minutes in the 3-1 win over Notts County on Saturday. Luke scored Yeovil's middle goal in the 81st minute when he headed home from a Carl Dickinson free kick that Charlie Lee had nodded across the face of the box.

Wilkinson has had a disruptive start to his new life back in his home county of Somerset. A pre-season injury prevented him from making his debut until August 24th, when he came on as a late substitute against Maidenhead United, whilst he only started his first match for the club during the recent Bank Holiday Monday fixture against Dagenham and Redbridge, making Saturday's match his third game for the Glovers.

The eleven players and manager have been selected by The Non-League Paper and are as follows:

Sam Johnson (FC Halifax Town)
Ash Palmer (Stockport County), Luke Wilkinson (Yeovil Town), Joe Ellul (Maidenhead United)
Jack Taylor (Barnet), Jordan Williams (AFC Fylde), Adam McDonnell (Boreham Wood), Aaron Eyoma (Aldershot)
Jake Hyde (Woking), Liam McAlinden (FC Halifax Town), Inih Effiong (Dover Athletic)


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1 September 2019 : Darren Sarll's Verdict On The Notts County Home Game
Following Saturday afternoon's 3-1 win over Notts County at Huish Park, Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll spoke to the BBC about the game. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren's verdict on the match can be read in full, via the link below.

Link: Darren Sarll's Verdict On The Notts County Home Game.


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