August 2021

The Green & White Supporters’ Club is running travel to Yeovil Town’s upcoming National League fixture at Stockport County.

The club will run coaches on Saturday, September 11 leaving Huish Park at 7.30am for a 3pm kick-off in Cheshire.

Prices for travel are as follows:

G&WSC Members

Adult: £31
Concession: £29


Adult: £33
Concession: £31

To book, call Paul Hadlow on 07736 044570 or email him on

If you are getting in touch by email, please make it clear which match you are booking for and that you give your full name, the names of people that are travelling and a contact telephone number.

You may be asked to pay a £5 deposit to reserve your seat.

If you are making the trip to Edgeley Park, make sure you check out our Ciderspace Away Travel Guide to Stockport – here.

Yeovil Town top scorer Joe Quigley has been named in the National League Team of the Week after scoring three times over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The frontman netted the only goal in a 2-1 defeat at home to King’s Lynn on Saturday, and then got both goals as the Glovers ran out 2-1 winners at Aldershot on Monday.

He is joined by ex-Glovers’ Kabongo Tshimanga and Tahvon Campbell who both also netted braces for Chesterfield and Woking respectively on Bank Holiday Monday.

Yeovil Town have increased the amount borrowed from Sport England by a further £112,000.

The club now owes £801,538 which it said in a statement will cover “lost revenue from last season’s lockdown period” enabling it to pay “costs and creditors from last season.”

The statement was published after the new charge was made public through a Companies House filing made by Yeovil Town Holdings Limited, signed by Chairman Scott Priestnall and Director Glenn Collis.

The statement said  the club had also paid back all its debts to HM Revenue and Customs after taking a ‘payment holiday’ offered to National League clubs during the pandemic,

It added: “This loan is a top up on loans given to clubs due to the lost revenue from last season’s lockdown period.

“This means that the loan itself is in relation to the costs and creditors from last season, and that is what the loan will be used for.

“The loan itself is a 20-year term, which includes a four-year holiday period at a 2% interest rate per annum.”

The statement goes on to say that the club is one of a number of National League side which are lobbying Sport Minister Nigel Huddleston for “or the loans to be eventually turned into grants, as has been previously suggested.”

You can read the statement in full – here.

The filing listed on Companies House shows that the £689,538 loan taken out by Yeovil Town Holdings Limited in February has now been extended to £801,538.

The filing includes the following:

Pursuant to an amendment and restatement deed in the Original Facility Agreement dated on or around the date of this Supplemental Guarantee and Debenture, the Original Chargor, the Additional Chargor, the Lender and the Programme Manager have agreed to make certain amendments to the Original Facility Agreement, including but not limited to increasing the total Facility amount to £689,538 to £801,538 (the ‘Amendment and Restatement Deed’, with the Original Facility Agreement being amended in accordance with the terms therein being the ‘Restated Facility Agreement’.).

I mean, what could be clearer than that?!

Chairman Priestnall and  Collis are the only two registered directors of Yeovil Town Holdings, the company set up in 2009 by then-Chairman John Fry to own the freehold  the club’s assets including its Huish Park stadium and surrounding land.

That move saw the assets of the club hived off from its football operations which are run by Yeovil Football & Athletic Club which also has Priestnall and Collis as its only directors.

You may recall it was the response to a Freedom of Information request by the Gloverscast published in June which confirmed the original loan amount, see – here

Venue: Recreation Ground
Monday August 30 2021, 3pm kick-off.

Conditions: Dry and bright
Ground: Fine

Scorers: Quigley 14 (1-0), Andrews 75 (1-1), Quigley pen 83 (2-1)

Attendance: 2,073 (334 away)

Referee: Scott Tallis

Yeovil: Knowles 42, Staunton 42, Wilkinson 64, Wakefield 80, Smith 90
Aldershot Town: Phillips 30, Oxlade-Chamberlain 42, Akanbi 42, Edser 42, Lyons-Foster 82

Yeovil Town : (4-4-1-1)
Grant Smith
Dan Moss, Max Hunt, Luke Wilkinson, Jordan Barnett
Charlie Wakefield, Dale Gorman, Josh Staunton, Tom Knowles
Sonny Blu Lo-Everton
Joe Quigley

Subs: Adi Yussuf (for Lo-Everton, 56), Morgan Williams (for Wakefield, 89), Max Evans (not used), Toby Stephens (not used).

Aldershot Town: Walker, Kinsella, Lokko, Lyons-Foster, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Phillips, Edser, Harris (for Whittingham, 67), Berkley-Agyeong, Andrews, Akanbi.
Substitutes (not used): Hall, Saunders, Watts, Willard.


A full nine games earlier than last season, Yeovil Town picked up their first three points of the National League campaign thanks to a brace from striker Joe Quigley at Aldershot Town on Bank Holiday Monday.

The striker, who had scored the only goal in a 2-1 defeat at home to King’s Lynn Town two days earlier, opened the scoring after 14 minutes of some positive opening exchanges for the visitors who led at the break.

But, having weathered the storm of some intense pressure from their hosts, the Glovers conceded with 15 minutes remaining when Corie Andrews’ flicked header went beyond Grant Smith in the Yeovil goal.

Then a direct piece of play (a.k.a ‘a long free-kick’ forward) found centre half Luke Wilkinson inside the box where he was felled and Quigley stepped up to slot home his second after 83 minutes.

Here’s how our Hampshire-born reporter David Coates saw it…..


With Matt Worthington unavailable after his sending off against King’s Lynn in the season’s opener, Glovers’ boss Darren Sarll gave a start to loaneee Sonny Blu Lo-Everton who lined up in what appeared a 4-4-1-1 formation just behind Joe Quigley.
The other change saw fellow loan signing Dan Moss come in at right-back in place of Morgan Williams, who dropped to the bench. The Millwall under-23s captain had appeared off the bench two days earlier.
If stung by the criticism of their manager who described the weekend’s performance as “weak”, the visitors set off in positive fashion with Quigley at the heart of a number of  a couple of good moves.
After just two minutes, he linked up well with Dale Gorman to tee up Charlie Wakefield whose effort was well saved by Mitch Walker in the hosts’ goal and five minutes later he combined with Tom Knowles for the latter to flash a ball across the face of goal.
On 14 minutes, Quigley broke the deadlock after a driving run down the left side he broke in to the box and bent the ball past Walker.
As we have been promised through pre-season, Yeovil reverted to what we are informed will be our style of play this season, soaking up some pressure before Luke Wilkinson‘s headed a free-kick on to the cross bar after 30 minutes.
From that, Jayden Harris broke down the other end and was denied by a fine stop from Smith.
On the balance of chances, the visitors deservedly went in ahead at the break and while their attacking play was an improvement on two days ago, there was perhaps a touch of fortune that their hosts were wasteful in front of goal.
Half time: Aldershot Town 0 Yeovil Town 1 (Quigley)


Unsurprisingly, Aldershot returned after the break presumably with the words of their manager ringing in their ears and started the second half the brighter.
Defender Kevin Lokko had an effort just over the bar before Ibrahim Akanbi fired wide after good link-up play with strike partner Andrews. Neither had Smith in the visitors goal in major danger but against a sharper attack, the keeper could have found himself under greater pressure.
On 53 minutes, Adi Yussuf replaced Lo-Everton and the visitors reverted to a 4-4-2 with Yussuf partnering Quigley in attack and on 63 minutes the summer signing was in the action.
Again, good play by Quigley down the left found Yussuf who got an instinctive shot in which was blocked and landed at the feet of Gorman who shot wide.
When he arrived from Northern Ireland, the supporters of his old club Glentoran told us that Gorman loved a shot from range and there was certainly evidence of that with another flying wide six minutes later,
There also some evidence of the instinctive finisher that Yussuf’s CV suggests he could be……just maybe slightly out of practice.
But, the visitors continued to probe and on 75 minutes a cross from the left by Toby Edser was met by the head of Andrews to flick the ball over Smith and draw the Shots level – and they did deserve to be level at that point.
Suddenly, the de ja vu of two days earlier – a Quigley opener, an equaliser in the closing third – flooded back to the 334 travelling supporters but, to their credit, Yeovil did not give up.
This time equipped with a full compliment, a long ball forward found Wilkinson as a slightly odd resident of the attacking penalty area where he was hauled down and the visitors were awarded a spot kick.
After last season’s exploits from 12 yards, please forgive this correspondent for having heart palpitations at this point but Quigley stepped up to send the keeper the other way. Cue pandemonium in the away end – and what an amazing away end that is at the Recreation Ground.
But, far from shutting up shop at that pint, the visitors actually carved out two fantastic chances to put the game even further beyond their hosts in the closing four minutes.
Firstly on 86 minutes, great link up play Yussuf and Quigley linked up well for the latter to round Walker an inexplicably put the ball in to the side netting before three minutes later a cross from Wakefield found Yussuf, but his shot was tame.
So, three points on the road and while the celebrations at the end may have appeared over-the-top, there was a real sense of relief among the travelling faithful and presumably those on the pitch.
Drink in the victory (and I’ll even give only a passing mention to five bookings including a couple for stupidity) and get back on the training pitch for what is sure to be a very different challenge against FC Halifax Town at the weekend.
Oh, and the BT Sports cameras at Huish Park – deep joy.

Full time: Aldershot Town 1 Yeovil Town 2 (Quigley 2)


Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll praised his side for a “robust and charismatic” performance following the Glovers 2-1 win over Aldershot.

During the gaffer’s post match comments to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins, Sarll named-checked just about the entire team with Millwall loanee Dan Moss, Charlie Wakefield, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, Luke Wilkinson and Dale Gorman all singled out.

But, it was Joe Quigley’s brace which stood out for many including Sarll who said that the team were ‘hanging their hat’ on Quigley up front and that he was stepping up to the plate.

Sarll said: “His next step is to be ‘that guy’, we’ve seen plenty of them at this football club. His work rate was excellent, we are seeing a better relationship with him and the other players and his qualities.”

There was plenty of talk about how well the side banded together after defeat on Saturday, but there was plenty of praise for the fans who enjoyed another special moment after the final whistle.

“Great to have that rapport back with them (the fans). It probably started here… we enjoy winning here, we worked very hard to try and win and today was a very robust and charismatic performance.”

“I was it a really great moment, really great with Lee and the flag (the players spent time with supporters displaying a supporter’s banner in memory of Lee Collins) all these things make it that little more extra special, I thought the character of the players today and the physical performance of the players was quite incredible”.

Yeovil Town next face Halifax Town on Saturday with a 17:15 kick off on the dreaded BT sport.

Joe Quigley hammers home the opener.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Yeovil Town striker Joe Quigley spoke to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins following the Glovers’ 2-1 win over Aldershot.

Quigley, who scored both Yeovil goals, said both he and the team were glad to be off and running at the second time of asking.

“It’s (getting a win) something, off the back of last season and how long it took us to get the first win, to get it in the 2nd game is massive.”

Quigley now has three goals in two games and is pleased with how he has started the season.

“I had a really good pre-season, I felt sharp in pre-season and I’m glad it’s coming out in the (competitive) games… but I definitely should have had a third!”

Quigley has taken on a more senior role at the head of Yeovil’s attack with the injury to Reuben Reid and departure of Rhys Murphy, something which the number 10 is happy to take on.

“I’ve got people around me who help just as much, supplying the balls and being just as much a part of scoring the goals.”

There was praise not only for his duo of strike partners, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton and Adi Yussuf, but the biggest praise was set aside for the fans who Quigley said spurred the team on.

“It makes such a difference – it lifts the lads. 80th minute, it’s 1-1 and you can hear the crowd signing and it lifts the lads massively. It almost forces the ball into the net.”

After two games in 48 hours to kick start the season, the team will have a little extra rest with a late kick off when Halifax Town visit for the live game on Saturday where Joe Quigley will be hoping to continue in his goal scoring form.

Yeovil Town will start with Joe Quigley up front on his own for the trip to Aldershot Town on Bank Holiday Monday.

Loan signing Dan Moss, who joined from Millwall last weekend, starts at right back.


Yeovil Town: Smith, Barnett, Wilkinson, Hunt,  Moss, Staunton, Gorman, Wakefield, Knowles, Lo-Everton, Quigley.  Subs: Evans, Williams, Stephens, Yussuf.


Want to kick off your bank holiday Monday by listening to a moan?

If so, this episode of the Gloverscast is the one for you.

Ian and Dave miss the unwavering optimism of Ben and talk about the disappointing start to the season which was Yeovil’s 2-1 loss at home to King’s Lynn Town.

Dave also chatted to Aldershot fan Pete O’Shea ahead of the Bank Holiday trip to Hampshire.

(Try to) enjoy!



Aldershot Town will be looking to get their National League season on track after suffering two defeats in their opening two fixtures.

The Shots find themselves in the division’s relegation zone – if such a thing legitimately exists after just two matches – after a 1-0 defeat at Boreham Wood at the weekend.

On the opening day, goals from ex-Glovers’ striker Kabongo Tshimanga and a penalty from Danny Rowe were enough to see them go down at home to big-spending Chesterfield.

There have been a number of changes since these sides met with Aldershot running out 2-0 winners at the Rec last May.

Strikers Ricky Miller and Ross McCormack, an experiment which didn’t really work out, it seems – have departed and been replaced by what Shots fans will hope are gems from the lower leagues.

Among them are Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain, the younger brother of Liverpool’s, Alex, has joined from Southern League Gosport Borough, and centre-half Giles Phillips, who has had a loan spell at the club from Championship Wycombe Wanderers last season.


Shots’ boss Danny Searle is expecting a reaction from Yeovil Town  after the opening day defeat at home to King’s Lynn Town and hoping for one from his own side.

Defensively solid and struggling to create chances up front sounds like very similar issues being suffered by his opposite number Darren Sarll.

Speaking after his side’s 1-0 defeat at Boreham Wood, Searle said: “Yeovil have had a defeat today and a man sent off, so they are going to want to bounce back from that.

“But, if we can start creating chances we know we are going to win football matches because we are resolute at the back and can keep teams at bay for large portions of the game.

“We have just got to start rewarding their efforts with some goals at the other end of the pitch and that has to come sooner rather than later.”



With two games in as many matches, manager Danny Searle may look to freshen up his starting XI with summer signing striker Ibrahim Akanbi in line for a start.

The arrival from Maidstone United could take the place of either Corie Andrews, who has started both matches having joined on loan from AFC Wimbledon, and academy product Tommy Willard.

Boss Danny Searle said the game against Yeovil would come “too soon” for striker Mohamed Bettamer, who is yet to play this season.

In midfield, Alfie Whittingham and Elis Watt both came off the substitutes’ bench against Boreham Wood and will be hoping for starting places.

Full back George Fowler did not feature for the Shots at Boreham Wood having come off at half-time in the season opener against Chesterfield. Speaking after Saturday’s game, Searle said he was “still sore” from the injury

However, midfielder Toby Edser, who has picked up a muscle injury, played the full 90 minutes at the weekend.



There is a fair list of players who have seen service with both clubs, not least Nick  Crittenden who was part of the Yeovil side which won promotion to the Football League.

He played the first season in League Two before departing to the Recreation Ground in summer 2004 where he spent two seasons making the Conference Premier play-offs in his first season.

The ex-Chelsea winger later returned to Huish Park as the club’s accountant.

The other more obvious link is current Yeovil centre half Max Hunt who was on the scoresheet for the Shots when Darren Sarll’s men won at The Recreation Ground in the 2019-20 season.

He made 22 appearances for Aldershot that season on loan from Carlisle United before joining Yeovil on a permanent deal in January 2021.

In no particular order, the other ex-Glovers with links to both clubs include:

  • Joel Grant
  • Joe Ralls – he played for Aldershot at youth level before moving to Cardiff City.
  • Lewis Young
  • Scott Guyett
  • Terrell Forbes
  • Luke Oliver
  • Nathan Ralph
  • Alefe Santos
  • Dean Parrett
  • Chris Giles
  • Harry Cornick
  • Kevin Dillon – well, he was manager at Aldershot between 2009-11.