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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Link: Ticketing For Crawley Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Bristol Rovers vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Cheltenham Town vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Ticketing For Colchester United vs Yeovil Town.

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

Link: 2018-19 Season League Game Ticket Bundles.

Link: Yeovil Town Online Ticketing Portal.

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

Final Score: Hendon 1 Poole Town 0.

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

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


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




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

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

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

Manager: Darren Way (Yeovil Town).


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Link: 2018-19 Latest League Two Table.

Final Score: Newport County 0 Yeovil Town 6.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yeovil Bookings: None.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

Full report to follow later ...

Link: 2018-19 Latest League Two Table.

Final Score: Newport County 0 Yeovil Town 6.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yeovil Bookings: None.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

The team this afternoon lines up as follows:

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Newport County.

Link: Ticketing For Newport County vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Newport County vs Yeovil Town.


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

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Newport County.

Link: Ticketing For Newport County vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Newport County vs Yeovil Town.

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



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