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23 April 2018 : Hatters And Silkmen Secure Promotion, Whilst Glovers Wait On A Point
Saturday's matches in League Two saw a number of issues settled, or almost settled in terms of who will be playing in League Two for the 2018-19 season. The major news was Luton Town's promotion, with their 1-1 draw at Carlisle United enough to give them automatic promotion, thanks to Exeter City also drawing.

Luton's progress into third tier football creates a turnaround after they plummeted from the Championship into non-league football in 2009 following their club both collapsing into administration three times in ten years, whilst being found guilty of irregular payments to agents. Having got back into the League in 2014, they now will start the 2018-19 season in League One, under the management of former Glovers assistant manager Nathan Jones.

Jones raised a few eyebrows in his post-match interview by declaring his own team as the best in League Two, despite the fact that they lie six points behind Accrington Stanley, having played a game more. Jones felt his own team had been better throughout the season and boldly predicted they wouldn't be returning to League Two any time soon:

"Accrington have done something wonderful. But over the season I'd struggle to find a better side than us in how we've played and how we've gone about our job. I'm biased because I'm proud of how we play, when I watch our games back they're the most enjoyable games I watch. We've got to play two more matches in League Two, but that's the last we'll be playing in League Two for a while. We took the gamble in recruiting for League One early in terms of recruiting a team that can handle League One. We're not going to go to League One and make up the numbers, we want to go there and we want to make an impact."

Jones's words were tested rather, by the news that leaders Accrington had thrashed third-placed Wycombe Wanderers 4-0 at Adams Park. Despite the suggestion that one or two Accy players may have been out on the town rather late on Tuesday night after they secured promotion against Yeovil Town, it appeared that none of them were nursing a hangover on Saturday. They need a point from their last three games to guarantee the title, and could do it on Tuesday night when they travel to play Newport.

The third automatic promotion place is still up for grabs. After Wycombe's heavy defeat, and Exeter City's 2-2 draw against Crawley Town, Notts County suddenly could sneak in, thanks to their 4-1 victory at Meadow Lane, with the ugly detail behind that covered elsewhere. Wycombe still hold the third place, but either of those three could avoid the play-offs.

Aside from those three, the other play-off spots will fall to two out of Lincoln City, Coventry City and Mansfield Town. The first pair meet at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday night, and a victory for either side would almost seal a play-off position. Waiting in the wings are Yeovil's Saturday opponents Mansfield, who will travel to Huish Park in a do-or-die situation. By the time they play that fixture they'll be at least three points off the play-offs (depending on the Ricoh Arena result), meaning that they will be needing a win at all costs on that day. The bottom line is that no club below 8th place can get into the play-offs now.

At the other end of the table, Chesterfield are more or less relegated. They are nine points adrift, with three games left, meaning that they can still catch Morecambe, but given they need to overhaul a 21 goal deficit in the process. On Sunday night, the Spireites decided to admit the obvious, putting out a statement mentioning 'National League football' and then on the Monday deciding to part company with first team manager Jack Lester. They will be down as soon as they drop their next points, or as soon as 22nd placed Morecambe pick up their next point.

In 23rd place, Barnet kept their hopes alive with a 2-0 win over Newport County and it is that result which means that Yeovil Town cannot quite yet start packing their holiday suitcases. The Bees have a trip to 22nd placed Morecambe, followed by a home match against 24th place Chesterfield that both stand as winnable games. Whilst Morecambe and Grimsby Town are the teams in their sights, a sequence of results could see one of Yeovil Town or Forest Green Rovers pulled into trouble.

As it happens, on Tuesday night, the Glovers meet Forest Green at Huish Park with both sides knowing a point would guarantee the survival of both teams. The prospect of a 'convenience draw' must be quite high - one where once the game creeps into the second half, if the match is level, then don't expect either team to be taking risks to push players up to score a winner, when they know a 0-0 or a 1-1 will give both managers what they need.

Elsewhere, we will be welcoming back Macclesfield Town to the Football League. Their 0-2 win against Eastleigh brought to an end a six year spell in the National League, with them now having won that divisional title on three separate occasions. Their seven point advantage over Tranmere Rovers guarantees them that. Exactly who will join them will depend on a brand new play-off system of six clubs that currently means that any club down to 11th place at present could still get promoted.

In League One, there are no further relegation places decided, apart from Bury's earlier demise. However, it does looking increasingly like franchised side Milton Keynes Dons will be joining them - they lie six points adrift with three games left, and on Monday they sacked manager Dan Micciche. Once again, managerial meddling appears to be at the heart of their downfall - his caretaker replacement Keith Millen will be their fifth manager of the 2017-18 season, with Karl Robinson, Richie Barker and Robbie Neilson all having been and gone during the campaign. In 18th place stand AFC Wimbledon, three points above the relegation line, knowing that if they can hold their nerve, their reformed club stands a chance of starting the 2018-19 season in the division above the club that stole their identity from them back in 2004.

Relegated to League Two: Bury, plus three from around ten other clubs.
Promoted to League One: Accrington Stanley and Luton Town, plus one of Wycombe Wanderers, Exeter City or Notts County
League Two Play-Offs: Two from Wycombe Wanderers, Exeter City or Notts County, plus two from Lincoln City, Coventry City or Mansfield Town.
Relegated To The National League: Chesterfield (barring mathematical miracle), plus one of Barnet, Morecambe, Grimsby Town, Yeovil Town or Forest Green Rovers.
Promoted From National League: Macclesfield Town.
National League Play-Offs: Tranmere Rovers, Sutton United, plus four other clubs out of eight.


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23 April 2018 : Spireites Part Company With Lester As Relegation Looms
League Two side Chesterfield have parted company with Jack Lester. The 42 year old, who had a six year spell with them as a player, was appointed as their first team boss in September 2017, following an appalling start to their season under Gary Caldwell. Their hopes of their former player dragging themselves out of trouble have not been realised. He lasted just 37 games in charge, but has been removed 'by mutual consent' this morning, with just nine wins to his name.

Mathematically speaking, Chesterfield are not quite relegated to the National League, but in reality they are. They lie nine points adrift of safety, following their 4-1 hammering by relegation rivals Forest Green Rovers on Saturday, and with an inferior goal difference they have no realistic hope of survival, with their club website openly admitting their 97 year stay in the Football League was coming to an end.

Assistant manager Nicky Eaden, who had been recruited by the Spireites at the same time as Lester, has also left the club, with Tommy Wright and Simon Tracey also shown the door. They have placed Chesterfield captain Ian Evatt in charge on a Caretaker basis, whilst academy coach Miguel Llera will assist him.

Chesterfield will be formally relegated either when they next drop a point, or if Morecambe pick up a point from any of their next three games.


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23 April 2018 : Darren Way Talks About Notts County Away Team Selection
Just before Saturday afternoon's match against Notts County kicked off at Meadow Lane, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren explains why he decided to change the formation to a 5-3-2 for this fixture, the decision to start with Southampton loanee Marcus Barnes, and the return of Nathan Smith. Read that interview in full, via the link below.

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


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22 April 2018 : Man of the Match Voting for Notts County vs Yeovil Town
If you watched Saturday afternoon's 4-1 defeat against Notts County at the Meadow Lane, don't forget to cast your Man of the Match votes. Choose your top three players from the match, plus entertainment and performance ratings along with any other comments you want to make on the game, using the form below.

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


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22 April 2018 : Darren Way's Verdict On The Notts County Away Game
Following Saturday afternoon's 4-1 defeat against Notts County at Meadow Lane, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC about the match. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren gives his views on his side's second half collapse. Read that interview in full, via the link below.

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


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21 April 2018 : Notts County 4 Yeovil 1 : Second Half Collapse Sees Defensive Woes Strike Again
Yeovil Town went down to a 4-1 defeat against Notts County this afternoon, with some sloppy second half defending contributing to their downfall. The Glovers stayed in the game until first half injury time when Daniel Jones struck a 25 yard shot that took a deflection on its way past Jonny Maddison. The Glovers goalkeeper would have been even more surprised when Tom James fired a County cross into his own net early in the second half, and with their back line losing its shape, Elliott Hewitt and Lewis Alessandra were able to add further goals from inside the box. Alex Fisher got the Glovers a 90th minute consolation via a free kick, but that didn't stop his side slipping to 19th, and still needing a single point to guarantee their Football League status.

The Glovers went into the game making three changes to their line-up which took to the field at Accrington Stanley. All three wingers were dropped with Jordan Green's advanced position being taken by Marcus Barnes. Meanwhile Jared Bird was brought in as an extra midfielder, with Bevis Mugabi as an extra defender, meaning that the dropping of Rhys Browne and Otis Khan meant that a formation change was on the cards, with a 5-3-2 line-up for the start of the match.

The early balance of the match was fairly even, with Jonathan Forte's shot from the edge of the box going just past the right-hand post. Then at the other end Lewis Wing's effort was accurate, but not fierce enough to worry Adam Collin. However, the game's first big chance fell to the Mapgies, as Forte lobbed the advancing Jonny Maddison with a superb effort that came off the crossbar. The loose ball was hooked off the line, but was then quickly recycled into the box, with a Matt Virtue shot from ten yards out being blocked by a defender.

That secondary play led to Shaun Donnellan ending up in the wars as he picked up a hefty whack on the head that saw four minutes of treatment - complete with a change of shirt and a head bandage he was passed as fit to continue. A second clash of heads slowed the game down even further, as Oscar Gobern and Shaun Brisley collided, creating a stop-start nature to the game, even if chances of Lewis Wing and an Alex Fisher header over the bar showed how Yeovil were definitely giving as good as they got.

Just as the game headed into seven minutes of injury time, Notts County were building up a head of steam that gave the feeling that Yeovil really needed the half time break. When the ball was fed across the edge of the area to Daniel Jones, he struck a superb shot that took a deflection off Omar Sowunmi and into the back of the net past Jonny Maddison, to give the Magpies a half time 1-0 advantage.

The second period started in a frenetic manner, with both sides committing unnecessary errors as they perhaps tried to play with too high a tempo for their own good. Oscar Gobern shot well over the bar, whilst there were a few moments where balls went across the face of the County box but without anyone getting near the end of it. Ten minutes into the half, a Yeovil player did in style, but unfortunately it was at the wrong end of the pitch. With play getting stretched, Liam Noble's ball across the face of the box saw Tom James side in, to try to intercept the ball. Instead he ended up getting a perfect boot on it, rifling a shot from the edge of the box and straight into his own net for a 2-0 scoreline.

If Yeovil had been in the game leading up to that moment, they were most certainly not in the game during the 20 minutes that followed. Although Darren Way chose that second goal to change his formation, by bringing on wingers Jordan Green and Rhys Browne, whilst withdrawing Shaun Donnellan and Oscar Gobern, to bring back a 4-4-2, the new look back line appeared to be all at sea in terms of their roles and responsibilities. That lack of organisation allowed Elliott Hewitt to move across inside the Yeovil penalty box from a move leading off a County throw-in, and he fired home from around the penalty spot for a 3-0 lead.

Things got worse for Yeovil, with Ryan Dickson off the field due to an ankle injury, replaced by Nathan Smith. A long punt up field by the Magpies goalkeeper was flicked into the path of Jonathan Forte. As the Glovers defence backed off from closing down his run on goal, he slipped a simple pass to the opposite rank, picking up Lewis Alessandra who fired home for a 73rd minute 4-0 scoreline.

Things could have easily got far worse in the closing stages, with Yeovil defenders visibly arguing with each other after another County attack, as their frustrations boiled over. Thankfully County didn't add any more - instead Yeovil did manage to get one of their own that their second half performance scarcely deserved, as Alex Fisher's low free kick, crept past the Notts County defensive wall for a 90th minute consolation, greeted by one of the quietest reactions you'll ever hear from a stunned Glovers away section that already knew the game had been lost, long before that moment. With Barnet winning, the wait for mathematical safety continues with just three games left of the season.

Link: 2017-18 Latest League Two Table.

Final Score: Notts County 4 Yeovil Town 1.

Scorers: Daniel Jones (1-0, 45 mins), Tom James (2-0, 54 mins, own goal), Elliott Hewitt (3-0, 69 mins), Lewis Alessandra (4-0, 73 mins), Alex Fisher (4-1, 90 mins)

Notts County:
1 Adam Collin
19 Nicky Hunt 5 Richard Duffy 14 Shaun Brisley 23 Daniel Jones
6 Matthew Virtue-Thick 4 Elliott Hewitt 16 Liam Noble 7 Lewis Alessandra
9 Shola Ameobi 10 Jonathan Forte

Substitutes:
8 Michael O'Connor (75 mins for Elliott Hewitt), 11 Terry Hawkridge 17 Alan Smith 21 Noor Husin (81 mins for Liam Noble) 25 Ben Hall 30 Jon Stead (67 mins for Shola Ameobi) 34 Ross Fitzsimons

Yeovil Town:
12. Jonny Maddison
23. Tom James 5. Bevis Mugabi 27. Shaun Donnellan 17. Omar Sowunmi (Capt) 11. Ryan Dickson
6. Lewis Wing 4. Jared Bird 20. Oscar Gobern
18. Alex Fisher 19. Marcus Barnes

Substitutes:
24. Steve Phillips 7. Otis Khan 3. Nathan Smith (59 mins for Ryan Dickson) 9. Rhys Browne (57 mins for Oscar Gobern) 15. Jordan Green (56 mins for Shaun Donnellan) 21. Ryan Seager 30. Alefe Santos

Notts County Bookings: Jonathan Stead (encroachment, 73 mins)

Yeovil Bookings: Oscar Gobern (foul, 31 mins)

Notts County Match Statistics: Possession: 44%; Shots: 9; Shots On Target: 4; Corners: 5; Fouls: 6.

Yeovil Match Statistics: Possession: 56%; Shots: 13; Shots On Target: 4; Corners: 7; Fouls: 11.

Referee: Anthony Backhouse (Cumbria). Assistants: Alan Clayton (Cheshire) and Joe Simpson (Manchester). Fourth Official: Richard Wild (Lancashire).

Attendance: 7,359 (with 147 Yeovil Town supporters)


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21 April 2018 : Darren Way Says Players Didn't Handle The Pressure In Magpies Defeat
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way said that his players couldn't handle the pressure, after a second half collapse saw them lose 4-1 against Notts County at Meadow Lane. Despite holding the Magpies for 44 minutes of the match, they found themselves four goals adrift after less than half an hour's play, as the home side cemented their hopes of promotion from League Two.

Way told BBC Somerset after the match that he was happy with his side's first half play, suggesting that his team were the better side, despite Jonathan Stead having hit the crossbar during that period. He felt there were situations where it could have been his side going in at the break a goal up, before Daniel Jones struck a 45th minute shot from outside the box that took a deflection on its way into the net:

"I thought in the first half we played particularly well and found ourselves particularly unlucky with the deflected goal that went in. Then we came out in the second half and started well again. We had passages of play and we looked the stronger team. The ball flashes across the six yard box twice where you're thinking it's almost an open goal. I thought the players looked very comfortable within the shape that we were playing. Then unfortunately you go in at half time 1-0 down but I was saying to the players to stick to the game plan."

The Glovers boss felt that the situation that led to Notts County's second goal actually came from a first half incident involving Shaun Donnellan. In the struggle to clear their lines following the Stead lob that hit the crossbar, Donnellan went down with a head injury, and Way said that this was as a result of an elbow to the head. After lengthy treatment, the defender continued, but Way felt that his player may have been concussed when he misplaced a pass that led to Tom James putting into his own net later on in the move

"Shaun took an elbow to the head, which another thing where it keeps happening. He had a lot of blood around the facial area. We had to decide whether we were going to bring him off or not. He said he felt a little bit concussed. He gave away a misplaced pass; we played it square. You look at Notts County and they are very professional in what they do. They just throw a line and pick up the firsts and seconds. We play a square ball and find ourselves two down. Then unfortunately it looked like we were in a little bit of chaos."

The Glovers boss added that after that second goal went in, the players had not handled the pressure, pointing to the experience of Notts County's side. In the aftermath of that, and in what led to County's third and fourth goals, he admitted his players didn't know what they were doing at times:

"The players couldn't handle that pressure. I've been here before - I know exactly what I am managing. We've got some very young players out there. We've come up against a force today that unfortunately make the game very difficult for you. We explained to the players, as this club is ready to take off again. They bring on Jonathan Stead who is another good player, and Lewis Alessandra. Their squad is fully loaded with experience. I don't want to keep using that, but when you're under a little bit of pressure and the experience that they can put you under, it looked like at times as though we didn't know what we were doing. But I can't say that about the first 45 minutes."


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21 April 2018 : Video : Notts County vs Yeovil Town Match Highlights
For those who want to watch match highlights of this afternoon's 4-1 defeat against Notts County at Meadow Lane, these are now available online. The Sky Sports footage includes all five goals - with Yeovil's scored by Alex Fisher in second half injury time. They also include a couple of Notts County's other major chances. Watch that video via the link below.

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

Update: Two minutes of YouTube footage has also been added below.




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21 April 2018 : Notts County 4 Yeovil 1 : Match Statistics
Yeovil Town went down to a 4-1 defeat against Notts County this afternoon, with some sloppy second half defending contributing to their downfall. The Glovers stayed in the game until first half injury time when Daniel Jones struck a 25 yard shot that took a deflection on its way past Jonny Maddison. The Glovers goalkeeper would have been even more surprised when Tom James fired a County cross into his own net early in the second half, and with their back line losing its shape, Elliott Hewitt and Lewis Alessandra were able to add further goals from inside the box. Alex Fisher got the Glovers a 90th minute consolation via a free kick, but that didn't stop his side slipping to 19th, and still needing a single point to guarantee their Football League status.

Full report to follow later ...

Link: 2017-18 Latest League Two Table.

Final Score: Notts County 4 Yeovil Town 1.

Scorers: Daniel Jones (1-0, 45 mins), Tom James (2-0, 54 mins, own goal), Elliott Hewitt (3-0, 69 mins), Lewis Alessandra (4-0, 73 mins), Alex Fisher (4-1, 90 mins)

Notts County:
1 Adam Collin
19 Nicky Hunt 5 Richard Duffy 14 Shaun Brisley 23 Daniel Jones
6 Matthew Virtue-Thick 4 Elliott Hewitt 16 Liam Noble 7 Lewis Alessandra
9 Shola Ameobi 10 Jonathan Forte

Substitutes:
8 Michael O'Connor (75 mins for Elliott Hewitt), 11 Terry Hawkridge 17 Alan Smith 21 Noor Husin (81 mins for Liam Noble) 25 Ben Hall 30 Jon Stead (67 mins for Shola Ameobi) 34 Ross Fitzsimons

Yeovil Town:
12. Jonny Maddison
23. Tom James 5. Bevis Mugabi 27. Shaun Donnellan 17. Omar Sowunmi (Capt) 11. Ryan Dickson
6. Lewis Wing 4. Jared Bird 20. Oscar Gobern
18. Alex Fisher 19. Marcus Barnes

Substitutes:
24. Steve Phillips 7. Otis Khan 3. Nathan Smith (59 mins for Ryan Dickson) 9. Rhys Browne (57 mins for Oscar Gobern) 15. Jordan Green (56 mins for Shaun Donnellan) 21. Ryan Seager 30. Alefe Santos

Notts County Bookings: Jonathan Stead (encroachment, 73 mins)

Yeovil Bookings: Oscar Gobern (foul, 31 mins)

Notts County Match Statistics: Possession: 44%; Shots: 9; Shots On Target: 4; Corners: 5; Fouls: 6.

Yeovil Match Statistics: Possession: 56%; Shots: 13; Shots On Target: 4; Corners: 7; Fouls: 11.

Referee: Anthony Backhouse (Cumbria). Assistants: Alan Clayton (Cheshire) and Joe Simpson (Manchester). Fourth Official: Richard Wild (Lancashire).

Attendance: 7,359 (with 147 Yeovil Town supporters)


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21 April 2018 : Team News For Notts County vs Yeovil Town
The starting line-up for Yeovil Town's League Two match against Notts County at Meadow Lane has been revealed. The match sees the Glovers name three changes to their starting line-up compared to the team that took to the field against Accrington Stanley on Tuesday. Up front Marcus Barnes comes in for his first league start, displacing Jordan Green who sits on the bench.

Both wingers drop out of the squad, with Rhys Browne and Otis Khan on the bench. They are replaced by Jared Bird and Bevis Mugabi. That appears to point to a change in formation, with the extra defender likely to mean a 5-3-2 line-up.


The first team squad members to miss out today are right-back Daniel Alfei (knee injury, out for season), James Bailey (knee ligaments, back in light training), goalkeeper Artur Krysiak (knee, out for season), Jake Gray (knee, out for season), Stuart Nelson (wrist, out for season), Sam Surridge (hamstring). Striker Francois Zoko (final game of a four match suspension) is banned today. Defender Corey Whelan who was back at Liverpool in midweek, is still absent.

The team reads as follows:

Yeovil Town:
12. Jonny Maddison
23. Tom James 5. Bevis Mugabi 27. Shaun Donnellan 17. Omar Sowunmi (Capt) 11. Ryan Dickson
6. Lewis Wing 4. Jared Bird 20. Oscar Gobern
18. Alex Fisher 19. Marcus Barnes

Substitutes:
24. Steve Phillips 7. Otis Khan 3. Nathan Smith 9. Rhys Browne 15. Jordan Green 21. Ryan Seager 30. Alefe Santos


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20 April 2018 : Darren Way Previews The Notts County Away Game
As part of the build-up to Saturday afternoon's League Two match against Notts County at Meadow Lane, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC about the game. With questions from BBC Somerset reporter Dan Albutt, Darren gives further feedback on the Tuesday night game at Accrington Stanley, sets a team target for the 2018-19 season, why he thinks being without Stuart Nelson and Francois Zoko has affected his side, and his views on the opposition. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Darren Way Speaks To The BBC As Part Of The Build-Up To Notts County.

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Notts County.

Link: Ticketing For Notts County vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Notts County vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Officials For Notts County vs Yeovil Town.


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20 April 2018 : Darren Way: Anyone Who Can't Provide A Top Seven Position Shouldn't Be Involved
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way says that his side need to be challenging for a play-off place next season. Despite having spent the majority of the 2017-18 season hovering around their current 18th spot, the Glovers boss claimed "there's not a huge difference" between his side and teams like Tuesday night's opponents Accrington Stanley, who gained promotion to League One on Tuesday night.

Way has put great emphasis on how young and inexperienced his first team squad are this season, using that to back up his views on why his team are not up at the right end of the League Two table. He told BBC Somerset that the goal had to be to hit a top seven place during the 2018-19 season that would guarantee themselves a place in the play-offs. He said he was 'sick' of players trying, but not succeeding, and said that next season he would expect them to provide that:

"I'm sick of players trying, and I want them doing. That's got to be the case next year. I don't want to blame the system or the young players. We've managed to get two year contracts now, which is good, which Accrington have put in place, and Wycombe put in place. But I think that next year the pressure has to be on a top seven. Anyone who can't provide that, they shouldn't be involved, because that's where we're aiming for."

Way suggested that the main difference between Accrington Stanley and his own club was a belief system. He believed that his club was making steps towards that point, but admitted that last Tuesday's opponents had to be the benchmark that his team had to reach:

"When I look at the top teams, there's not a huge difference, apart from it's a group of players that believe. Accrington was perfect for us, as far as what you can achieve. We've been in that situation before. I've been there as a player, and I've been there as a coach, so I know exactly what it feels like and it's a real good feeling. It's created by unity. I think we're making steps towards it. That's what we are trying to achieve next year. When I look at the Accrington game, it must be a benchmark for us."

The Glovers will get another opportunity to benchmark themselves against top seven opposition tomorrow when they come up against fifth placed Notts County. At present the Magpies look as though they will have to settle for a play-off spot at the end of the season, lying five points short of the automatic positions, although with a six point buffer between themselves and the eighth place spot.

This is not the first time that Darren Way has targeted promotion for his side, having done so in a March 2017 interview, at the tail end of the 2016-17 season. During that interview, he described a three-part process that the club had been going through, stating that last season had been the implementation of Part Two. He said that "Part Three is to keep those (player) assets and push for promotion next year" believing that the addition of one or two players would resolve his side's tendency to draw too many games that season. However, this latest target is far more explicit in the manner that Way has outlined it.

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Notts County.

Link: Ticketing For Notts County vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Notts County vs Yeovil Town.

Link: Officials For Notts County vs Yeovil Town.


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20 April 2018 : Ciderspace Guide To Notts County
On Saturday, Yeovil Town travel to Notts County for a League Two fixture. As a result, the Ciderspace guide to Meadow Lane has been updated, to cover directions, parking, ticketing, a pub guide and plenty of statistics. Find that guide via the link below.

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Notts County.

Link: Ticketing For Notts County vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Notts County vs Yeovil Town.

The Jimmy Sirrel Stand - named after a former manager
The Jimmy Sirrel Stand - named after a former manager.
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20 April 2018 : Officials For Notts County vs Yeovil Town
Officials for the League Two match between Notts County and Yeovil Town have been published by the Football League. The match takes place on Saturday 21st April 2018, with a 3.00p.m. kick-off at Meadow Lane. The man in charge of the fixture will be referee Anthony Backhouse (Cumbria).

It's unusual at this stage of the season to get a referee for the first time. He was promoted to Football League level last summer, and has so far done 31 matches, raising 98 yellow cards along with 7 red cards. He has done two Notts County matches, with their home match against Cambridge United in December 2017 seeing five yellow cards raised. The statistics would suggest he's calmed down from an early glut - all of his dismissals came between August and October 2017, whilst his last game in charge between Blackpool and Bradford City was entirely booking-free.

Prior to his promotion, he was in charge of the National League play-off final between Tranmere Rovers and Forest Green Rovers at Wembley Stadium. He comes from near Brampton and is just 27 years old. He started refereeing at the age of 14, inspired by his father Chris. That created an unusual situation in December 2007 when the Northern League Cup Third Round tie between Penrith Town and Crook Town saw Anthony act as assistant referee, whilst his father was the man in the middle. The other linesman was their cousin Mark Backhouse - at the time the Northern League believed that to be the first time all three officials had come from the same family.

Mr Backhouse will be assisted by Alan Clayton (Cheshire) and Joe Simpson (Manchester). The Fourth Official will be Richard Wild (Lancashire).


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19 April 2018 : Glovers Trust Receive Response To Ten Item Challenge
Back in September 2017, The Glovers Trust met with Supporters Director David Mills to agree a 'Ten Item Challenge' with respect to improvements that could be made at Huish Park with respect to the fan experience at and around home matches. The original scope of the challenge was recorded in the minutes of that meeting as follows:

"DM (David Mills) also set out a challenge to the Trust to identify ten realistic off the field things that he could do to improve the fan experience at Huish Park. He pledged to complete the ten tasks within a period of three months and if there was a good reason why any could not be done explain why. DM said would be prepared to receive explain why. DM said would be prepared to receive the appropriate criticism if fans found the results to be unsatisfactory."

The Trust consulted with its members and compiled together ten of the most popular or valid suggestions, communicating the proposed list to David on December 19th 2017. He agreed to set the clock running from January 1st 2018, and has subsequently provided a response back to the Trust on March 12th, detailing his response to their suggestions. The Trust have confirmed that at present this still remains the latest picture, against those ten items:

1. Communicate the terms of the covenants affecting the Huish Park site, what has been done to remove these, and the impact they are having on building a permanent social club.

DM Response: This falls outside the scope of the challenges which was "DM also set out a challenge to the Trust to identify ten realistic off the field things that he could do to improve the fan experience at Huish Park". However as mentioned at the recent Supporters Alliance meeting, YTFC Director David Lee is happy to attend a future Alliance meeting to discuss such matters.

2. Explore the cost and practicalities of installing low level lighting on the path that runs between the Screwfix Stand and the traffic lights on Western Avenue. The visibility on the section leading up to the traffic lights is particularly poor.

DM Response: The club is obtaining a quote for this work.

3. Explore the practicalities of utilising vendor trays and mobile catering to sell food and drinks inside the stadium during a match.

DM Response: The Corporate Hospitality Manager has said this is not a viable proposition as food hygiene restrictions mean that food has top be kept either hot or cold as appropriate.

4. Ensure that all sinks in the toilet areas dispense hot water as well as cold.

DM Response: The club is obtaining a quote for this work.

5. Explore the practicalities of providing a dedicated bus link that runs from the train stations, via the town centre to the stadium.

DM Response: I have asked a local provider to quote for this. A smilar service was requested for the recent game with Manchester United however there were no drivers available.

6. Create a designated area for supporters to lead chants and use flags and instruments on the terrace to enhance the atmosphere during matches.

DM Response: Would need more information on why this is thought to be helpful as the club has a relaxed policy on such matters. For instance, for the Manchester United game, the club approached the drummer in advance of the game to make sure he could be accommodated.

7. Implement regular and varied entertainment at half-time, primarily aimed at children and younger supporters. Examples could include a crossbar challenge, beat the goalie competition wacky challenges, or anything else that will keep people entertained.

DM: Response: Club happy to do this next season, probably in partnership with Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust.

8. Explore the practicality of implementing a prize draw whereby attending supporters could win an upgrade from a normal match day seat to a box/executive seat for the next match.

DM Response: This is already in the pipeline as part of a strategy to drive programme sales.

9. Explore the practicality of implementing a half-time prize draw whereby younger supporters can win an opportunity to meet the playing squad following a match.

DM Response: Although a good idea this concept has two key challenges. Firstly, a prize draw involving under 18s presents a legal issue so needs to be thought out. Secondly the club could not guarantee the squad would be available within a specific time frame post-match. It is something however that might be possible in an adjusted form via the Junior Glovers set up, so this will be considered further.

10. Give supporters an input into the music which the team walk out to, perhaps inviting fans to vote from shortlist drawn up by the playing staff for the tune to be played ahead of the next match.

DM Response: The club are happy to look at this for next season.


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19 April 2018 : Darren Way Talks About Accrington Stanley Away Team Selection
Just before Tuesday night's match against Accrington Stanley kicked off at the Crown Ground, 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 thoughts on facing the league leaders, explains why Liverpool loanee Corey Whelan was not in the squad, and provides an injury update on defender Nathan Smith. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Darren Way Speaks To The BBC Just Before Kick-Off Against Accrington Stanley.


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18 April 2018 : Darren Way's Verdict On The Accrington Stanley Away Game
Following Tuesday night's 2-0 defeat against Accrington Stanley at the Crown Ground, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC about the game. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren gives his view on his team's performance, where he believes they are falling short, how he believes he can emulate Accrington's success, and injury updates on Nathan Smith and Sam Surridge. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Darren Way's Verdict On The Accrington Stanley Away Game.


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18 April 2018 : Darren Way Frustrated By Set Piece Defending After Accrington Defeat
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way said that he was disappointed with his side's defending at set plays, after they lost 2-0 against Accrington Stanley at the Crown Ground. Although ultimately well-beaten by two Billy Kee first half goals, the Glovers boss felt that his side's defending at critical moments had undone them, referencing Saturday's defeat against Wycombe Wanderers three days previously.

On this occasion, it was a near post header from a corner that set the Lancashire side on their way to promotion to League One, but Way told BBC Somerset that he felt there was not much in the game between the two sides:

"We are disappointed with the set plays, as they unlocked us. Five minutes after that we found it very difficult to get grips on the game. But it just goes to show that there's not much in these games. We have to take a little bit more responsibility, because that's cost us on Saturday when I thought we played particularly well."

Accrington's promotion to third tier football will be the first time their current incarnation has played at this level, with a previous club with the same name having briefly made it to that level between 1958 and 1960 before folding during the 1960s. The current club had previously lost out in the League Two play-offs at the end of the 2015-16 season, but on this occasion made certain of it through the automatic slots. Way said he wished them well:

"Fair play to Accrington. We wish them well in getting promoted. As a club it's something that we have to make sure we try to put into place. I know John Coleman has taken a number of years to get into this situation. They've had a number of failed attempts and they've done it on this occasion. As much as though I'm disappointed, I do wish Accrington well in League One next year."

Having witnessed Accrington's celebrations on the pitch at the end of the match, Way wanted his team to emulate their achievement, and said the goal for his side was for them to improve every season:

"We've shared these moments before. What we've got to do is make sure that we keep striving towards it and constantly improve every year, for what we've set out to achieve. We have to make sure that we remain focussed on the job that we've got to do this year, and improve and make improvements every year. Unfortunately it takes time."


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17 April 2018 : Video : Accrington Stanley vs Yeovil Town Match Highlights
For those who want to watch match highlights of Tuesday night's 2-0 defeat against Accrington Stanley, these are now available online. As well as the two winning goals from Billy Kee that sealed the home side's promotion, there is a glut of other chances they had, along with an early effort on goal from Rhys Browne. Of course, at the end, there is a bit of a pitch invasion. Watch two minutes of highlights via the link below.

Link: Sky Sports : Accrington Stanley vs Yeovil Town Match Highlights.




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17 April 2018 : Man of the Match Voting for Accrington Stanley vs Yeovil Town
If you watched Tuesday evening's 2-0 defeat against Accrington Stanley at the Crown 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 Accrington Stanley vs Yeovil Town.


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17 April 2018 : Accrington 2 Yeovil 0 : Kee Quickfire Double Sees Stanley Promoted
Yeovil Town went down by a 2-0 scoreline as Accrington Stanley gained promotion to League One for the first time in their reformed club's history. The Lancashire side were the dominant force for the majority of the game at the Crown Ground, but needed two goals in three minutes to give them the win that saw them promoted. Top scorer Billy Kee headed in at the near post on 26 minutes, and then doubled the lead after Jonny Maddison spilled a shot, allowing him a chance to pounce on the rebound. Although Yeovil had their moments, Stanley had a goal disallowed and could easily have run away with the match during the second period. Yeovil stay in 18th, with four games still left to play.

The Glovers lined up naming a near-identical teamsheet to the one that had lost against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday. The same starting eleven was preserved, with the only alteration being on the bench, where Corey Whelan was left out in favour of an appearance for Liverpool Under-23s, with Connor Smith replacing him. Accrington chose an unchanged eighteen, knowing they needed just a win to secure promotion.

Yeovil started well, in what was ultimately to be their best spell of the game. An Alex Fisher header went over the bar from a Ryan Dickson cross, whilst Rhys Browne was put in on goal, with his shot at the near post being parried away by Aaron Chapman for a corner. The visitors were setting themselves up with two banks of four, trying to snuff out Stanley, and then attempting to hit them on the break. Early on at least, that appeared to be working.

However, having remained patient, Accrington began to create a bit of room, with James Dunne firing wide after Billy Kee put him through. Then came the opening goal - Sean McConville's corner to the near post found Kee rising quickly, and he headed home off the underside of the crossbar for a 1-0 lead for Accrington and an advantage that would give them promotion.

A party atmosphere at the Crown Ground was turned up a notch further just two mintues later, as Accrington fashioned a 2-0 lead. A Sean McConville free kick was recycled into the path of Jordan Clark. His shot saw Jonny Maddison fail to hold onto the ball, and that allowed Billy Kee the chance to react and fire home the rebound for his 25th goal of the season.

Having started reasonably well, those two goals seemed to knock Yeovil off their stride, and it was the home side that finished the half more strongly, with the nippy Kayden Jackson putting a 20 yard shot over the crossbar. Alex Fisher did manage to create one effort for Yeovil that went well wide just before half time, but the early conviction had been lost.

Five minutes into the half, Marcus Barnes was introduced for the Glovers, as Otis Khan left the field, allowing Jordan Green an opportunity to switch to his favoured wide position, as Barnes went up front. That was probably provoked due to the home side starting well on the front foot, as Kayden Jackson first sprinted through on goal, only to be denied by an alert Jonny Maddison, followed by another that went just wide.

The change didn't make much difference, as Accrington took an absolute stranglehold on the game, pinning Yeovil inside their own half. Billy Kee's superb strike went just wide, whilst a quick run from Kayden Jackson got in behind the defence and clean on goal, only to see his low shot saved. Sean McConville forced Maddison to parry out for a corner, from which Mark Hughes volleyed over the bar. Then there was a stroke of luck as McConville volleyed off the underside of the crossbar. That shot looked close to going into the net on its own accord, but when James Dunne hit the loose ball, a linesman's flag went up for offside.

The one way traffic continued as Sean McConville lobbed Jonny Maddison, forcing Ryan Dickson to clear off his own goal line. Maddison also had to palm a Billy Kee effort over the bar for a corner, and by this point, the only surprise was that it was still only 2-0. The back line had to dig deep to weather the storm, as Kee fired into the side netting, leading to cheers as the net rippled ... outside the posts.

Yeovil introduced Ryan Seager in the closing stages. Whether that was an influence, or whether Accrington were trying to slow play down to close the game out, that did at least provide a mini-lull that saw Seager's header saved, and Alex Fisher's effort from a Tom James cross go wide. But any hope of setting up a grandstand finish gradually faded, as Kee and McConvile had late efforts saved, and when only two minutes went up for the second half injury time, perhaps even the referee wanted the celebrations to start. A full time whistle, the inevitable pitch invasion and the home celebrations followed. For a club on a lower budget than Yeovil Town, reported as just 15,000 pounds a week, Stanley's rise to the top of the division can only be applauded - they were a class above on the night.

Link: 2017-18 Latest League Two Table.

Final Score: Accrington Stanley 2 Yeovil Town 0.

Scorers: Billy Kee (1-0, 26 mins), Billy Kee (2-0, 28 mins)

Accrington Stanley:
1 Aaron Chapman
26 Callum Johnson 3 Mark Hughes 2 Jimmy Dunne 4 Janoi Donacien
7 Jordan Clark 8 Scott Brown 28 Seamus Conneely (Capt) 11 Sean McConville
29 Billy Kee 10 Kayden Jackson

Substitutes:
5 Ben Richards-Everton 6 Liam Nolan 9 Offrande Zanzala 12 Danny Williams 16 Jon Maxted 17 Erico Sousa 32 Harvey Rodgers (None used)

Yeovil Town:
12. Jonny Maddison
23. Tom James 27. Shaun Donnellan 17. Omar Sowunmi (Capt) 11. Ryan Dickson
9. Rhys Browne 6. Lewis Wing 20. Oscar Gobern 7. Otis Khan
18. Alex Fisher 15. Jordan Green

Substitutes:
24. Steve Phillips 4. Jared Bird (71 mins for Oscar Gobern) 5. Bevis Mugabi 8. Connor Smith 19. Marcus Barnes (50 mins for Otis Khan) 21. Ryan Seager (67 mins for Jordan Green) 30. Alefe Santos

Accrington Stanley Bookings: Sean McConville (diving, 33 mins)

Yeovil Bookings: None.

Accrington Stanley Match Statistics: Possession: 58%; Shots: 23; Shots On Target: 8; Corners: 11; Fouls: 9.

Yeovil Match Statistics: Possession: 42%; Shots: 9; Shots On Target: 3; Corners: 1; Fouls: 18.

Referee: Stephen Martin (Staffordshire). Assistants: Jonathan Hunt (Merseyside) and David Avent (Northamptonshire). Fourth Official: Robert Jones (Merseyside).

Attendance: 3,176 (with 93 Yeovil Town supporters)


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17 April 2018 : Team News For Accrington Stanley vs Yeovil Town
The starting line-up for Yeovil Town's League Two match against Accrington Stanley at the Crown Ground has been revealed. The match sees the Glovers name an unchanged line-up compared to the team that took to the field against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday. The only change to the teamsheet is on the bench - as reported last night, Liverpool loanee Corey Whelan was recalled temporarily to play for Liverpool's Under-23 side against Everton and he doesn't feature at all, with Connor Smith replacing him.

The first team squad members to miss out today are right-back Daniel Alfei (knee injury, out for season), James Bailey (knee ligaments, back in light training), goalkeeper Artur Krysiak (knee, out for season), defender Nathan Smith (knee, out until mid-April), Jake Gray (knee, out for season), Stuart Nelson (wrist, out for season), Sam Surridge (hamstring). Striker Francois Zoko (third game of a four match suspension) is banned today. Defender Corey Whelan is back at Liverpool, for the moment.

The team reads as follows:

Yeovil Town:
12. Jonny Maddison
23. Tom James 27. Shaun Donnellan 17. Omar Sowunmi (Capt) 11. Ryan Dickson
9. Rhys Browne 6. Lewis Wing 20. Oscar Gobern 7. Otis Khan
18. Alex Fisher 15. Jordan Green

Substitutes:
24. Steve Phillips 4. Jared Bird 5. Bevis Mugabi 8. Connor Smith 19. Marcus Barnes 21. Ryan Seager 30. Alefe Santos

Accrington Stanley:
1 Aaron Chapman
26 Callum Johnson 3 Mark Hughes 2 Jimmy Dunne 4 Janoi Donacien
7 Jordan Clark 8 Scott Brown 28 Seamus Conneely 11 Sean McConville
29 Billy Kee 10 Kayden Jackson

Substitutes:
5 Ben Richards-Everton 6 Liam Nolan 9 Offrande Zanzala 12 Danny Williams 16 Jon Maxted 17 Erico Sousa 32 Harvey Rodgers


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17 April 2018 : Glovers Attempt To Stop Accrington Stanley's Historical Moment
Yeovil Town go into Tuesday night's League Two match against Accrington Stanley, knowing that they may witness a promotion party at the Crown Ground, regardless of the result of the game on the night. The Glovers travel to play the division's leaders, who need a victory to guarantee promotion to League One. However, they could still achieve promotion by drawing or losing, if Exeter City drop points against Chesterfield in a match that is being played at St James Park on the same evening.

The current incarnation of Accrington Stanley FC has never been promoted to third tier football. The previous club, which folded during the 1965-66 season, last played at third tier level during the 1959-60 season. The current incarnation of Accrington Stanley, which was formed in 1968, was loosely formed from the ashes of that liquidated club and entered the Football League at the start of the 2006-07 season and is currently occupying a League Two position for the 12th year running.

For John Coleman's side, it is almost certainly a case of 'when', rather than 'if' they will get promoted. Aside from second placed Luton Town and third placed Wycombe Wanderers, who make up the other automatic slots, the only team that can deny them that place is Exeter City. Currently Accrington lie 11 points clear of the 5th placed Grecians. As Exeter have four games left, Accrington's promotion will be guaranteed either when they get two more points, or when Exeter drop any points. As such, even if Yeovil Town were to beat or draw against Accrington on Tuesday night, if Chesterfield take points off Exeter then Stanley are up.

On a rather less glamorous note, Yeovil Town could theoretically secure their League Two status by the end of Tuesday evening - but only if both results go perfectly for them. The Glovers would have to beat Accrington on the night, and see Chesterfield draw or lose at Exeter. Any other set of results would take that issue into the weekend.

There is one significant issue for the 2018-19 season that has been sorted. League One side Bury were condemned to relegation on Saturday, having fallen 16 points from safety at the foot of their division. The Shakers had lost seven matches in a row, and so gave up their third tier status without much of a fight. By losing 2-3 at home to Northampton Town on Saturday, they gave the visitors some hope of their own, although the Cobblers are still currently in big problems along with Milton Keynes Dons.

Rochdale are the final club currently in a relegation position, although having climbed from the foot of the table to just one point from safety they look the most likely of the quartet to escape - which will worry their near neighbours Oldham Athletic who they play on Tuesday night, in what is a mammoth six-pointer. Realistically though even the likes of 16th place Gillingham aren't safe yet, despite being on 52 points, suggesting that teams in the third tier will need a high points threshold this year to avoid the drop.


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17 April 2018 : Omar Sowunmi Talks About The Wycombe Wanderers Game
Following Saturday afternoon's 0-1 defeat against Wycombe Wanderers at Huish Park, Yeovil Town centre-back Omar Sowunmi spoke to the BBC. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Omar gives his views on captaining the side from the start of the match for the first time, and of the team's performance and Tuesday night's trip to Accrington Stanley. Read that interview via the link below.

Link: Omar Sowunmi Speaks To The BBC After The 0-1 Defeat Against Wycombe Wanderers.


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17 April 2018 : Officials For Accrington Stanley vs Yeovil Town
Officials for the League Two match between Accrington Stanley and Yeovil Town have been published by the Football League. The match will take place on Tuesday 17th April 2018 (tonight), with a 7.45p.m. kick-off at the Crown Ground. The man in charge of the fixture will be referee Stephen Martin (Staffordshire).

Mr Martin is a Select Group 2 referee, meaning that he is one of the full time professionals created by the Football League to cover mainly Championship mathes. He was appointed to the Football League's referee lists over the summer of 2012. We've had him on five occasions, with the November 2012 home match against Carlisle United the earliest of them all. Mr Martin's performance was rather better than our defending - we referenced that a lot in a 1-3 defeat, but had little to say about the official's performance, with him booking just one player during the 90 minutes.

During our 2013-14 Championship season, he was present for the home match against Burnley - again just the one booking, and nothing much to say about his performance on the day, with Burnley's strike force too good for us in a 1-2 defeat. We then had him twice during the 2015-16 season. The first was for the Christmas holiday fixture against Oxford United which produced a 0-0 draw, and not a single booking, with the match referee not getting a mention.

He then looked after the April 2016 match against Exeter City - normally the scene of a red card or two, but again he kept a lid on it with just two bookings. He made one questionable decision, to award Exeter a corner when they struck the outside of the post, with the official thinking that it was Artur Krysiak's hand it touched, but that was about as riled up as we got. Most recently, he was present for the March 2017 match against Barnet at the Hive Stadium, which was a booking-free game in a 2-2 draw. We can't remember him getting involved in anything.

So that's four yellow cards in five games, with all five matches providing largely anonymous officiating. His seasonal record of just 87 yellow cards and two red cards across 37 matches suggest that this is not a coincidence, but does show the wild variation in how referees run football matches.

Mr Martin will be assisted by Jonathan Hunt (Merseyside) and David Avent (Northamptonshire). The Fourth Official will be Robert Jones (Merseyside).

Link: November 2012 : Yeovil Town 1 Carlisle United 3.

Link: January 2014 : Yeovil Town 1 Burnley 2.

Link: December 2015 : Yeovil Town 0 Oxford United 0.

Link: April 2016 : Yeovil Town 0 Exeter City 2.

Link: March 2017 : Barnet 2 Yeovil Town 2.


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16 April 2018 : Whelan Back In Merseyside For Under-23s Fixture
Yeovil Town loanee Corey Whelan looks unlikely to play a significant part in Tuesday night's League Two match against Accrington Stanley. The Liverpool academy graduate was back at his parent club tonight, taking part in a Premier League 2 match between Everton Under-23s and Liverpool Under-23s that was played at the Merseyrail Community Stadium, better known as Haig Avenue, home of Southport FC.

Whelan played a full 90 minutes in a 3-1 victory for the red side of Merseyside, which pulled them into second place in their league table, and just two short of Arsenal. The 20 year old played as a right-back on the night, with him able to play for his parent club's Under-23 side under the current loan rules, without prejudicing his ability to turn out for the Glovers in other matches in the future.

Corey's game time for the Glovers has dried up radically, having last got onto the pitch since March 10th, and having been the club's 'sixth loanee' in all bar two of the matches that have followed, regaining his place on the bench only when AFC Bournemouth's Sam Surridge suffered a hamstring problem that meant the issue of which loan player to leave out became an easy decision. Whelan's only game time in the last five weeks has come whilst on international duty for Republic of Ireland Under-21s.

Surridge isn't expected to return until Saturday's trip to Notts County, meaning Whelan could still be selected for Yeovil on Tuesday night, but having played 90 minutes on Monday he clearly isn't going to play a major part.

Liverpool Under-23s: Ward, Whelan, Phillips, Masterson, Johnston, Lewis, Kane, Jones, Camacho (Millar 85), Woodburn (Adekanye 72), Solanke.


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16 April 2018 : Ciderspace Guide To Accrington Stanley
Tuesday evening sees Yeovil Town head up the length of the M6 where they will take on Accrington Stanley in a League Two fixture at the Crown Ground. Ahead of that fixture, the Ciderspace guide to the Crown Ground has been given dusted off and spruced up to contain the latest information on ticketing, parking, pubs, statistics and other such stuff. Find it via the link below.

Link: Ciderspace Guide To Accrington Stanley.

Link: Ticketing For Accrington Stanley vs Yeovil Town.

Link: GWSC Travel For Accrington Stanley vs Yeovil Town.

Accrington's Main Stand
Accrington's Main Stand
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16 April 2018 : Darren Way Talks About Wycombe Wanderers Home Team Selection
Just before Saturday afternoon's match against Wycombe Wanderers kicked off at Huish Park, Yeovil Town manager Darren Way spoke to the BBC about the game. With questions from local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, Darren provides an update on Stuart Nelson's injury, the special role that he wanted Oscar Gobern to play on Saturday and the current injury to AFC Bournemouth loanee Sam Surridge that is keeping him out of the side. Read that interview in full, via the link below.

Link: Darren Way Speaks To The BBC Just Before Kick-Off Against Wycombe Wanderers.


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