The Glovers’ quest for the quadruple continues onWednesday night as Yeovil travel to Larkhall Athletic in the Somerset Premier Cup second round (7.45pm kick-off).

Team News

Darren Sarll has promised to take this seriously and suggested before the 5-0 FA Cup win at Yate Town that his Somerset Premier Cup side would likely include the substitutes from the weekend.

That would mean goalkeeper Max Evans, the only sub who did not feature at Lodge Road, together with defenders Luke Wilkinson and Alex Bradley, midfielders Toby Stephens and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton and top-scorer Joe Quigley.

Speaking after Saturday’s win, the boss said he would field “a strong side” at Larkhall to “develop the game time minutes” of both Wilkinson and Morgan Williams, who played 53 minutes at the weekend, his first action since the last SPC tie against Bridgwater United at the end of September.

Who Are Ya?

Larkhall currently ply their trade in the Southern League Division One South Division, where they currently lie ninth in the table.

Their last outing on Saturday  saw the Larks lose 1-0 to Bideford; their overall league record reads…

Played 11, Won 4, Drawn 5, Lost 2. Scored 23, Conceded 11 – Pts 17.

They beat Street on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the previous round to earn this home tie against the Glovers.

Tickets

Larkhall confirmed via their social media that tickets are available on the day; £7 for adults, £5 concessions.

 

Travel

Larkhall Athletic Football Club is based in Bath, the post code for your sat navs is BA1 8DJ, and there is an embedded Google Maps below…

We’ve met before

Yeovil Town were last drawn against Larkhall Athletic in the Somerset Premier Cup back in March 2015

The Glovers put out a strong side, which included future Wales international striker Kieffer Moore… (at Centre Back!)… the game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes with Yeovil progressing on penalties.

Here’s the Ciderspace news report from that evening:

Penalty Shoot-Out Needed To Settle Cup Tie

Yeovil Town needed extra time and a penalty shoot-out tonight to get past Southern League Division One South and West Larkhall Athletic tonight. In a match played at their Plain Ham Ground near Bath, the Glovers had taken the lead midway through the first half when AJ Leitch-Smith beat home keeper Alex Shaftoe to the ball to score from inside the box. However, they were pegged back when Joe Tumelty scored from close range midway through the second period to level the tie, and despite having the greater number of chances they couldn’t convert a winner.

That took the game through extra time, and after 120 minutes the two sides still couldn’t be divided. Thankfully Yeovil Town found their shooting boots during the penalty shoot-out, with AJ Leitch-Smith, Sam Hoskins, Kieffer Moore and Nathan Ralph converting a perfect set of penalties, whilst Larkhall failed to convert two of theirs, with Jamie Lyons the unlucky man whose spot kick was missed to send Yeovil through to the semi-final stages. There they will meet Bridgwater Town at Fairfax Park, after they saw their way past Odd Down at the Quarter-Final stages – a date for this tie has yet to be arranged.

Final Score: Larkhall Athletic 1 Yeovil Town 1. (After Extra Time. Yeovil win 4-2 on penalties).

Scorers: AJ Leitch-Smith (0-1, 24 mins), Joe Tumelty (1-1, 67 mins).

Penalty Shoot-Out: AJ Leitch-Smith (scored, 0-1), Tyler Sibbick (scored, 1-1), Sam Hoskins (scored, 1-2), Matt Thorne (missed, 1-2), Kieffer Moore (scored, 1-3), Rob Hobbs (scored, 2-3), Nathan Ralph (scored, 2-4), Jamie Lyons (missed, 2-4).

Yeovil Town:
1. Artur Krysiak
3. Seth Nana Twumasi, 4. Kieffer Moore, 5. Ben Nugent, 2. Liam Davis
6. Fergus Bell, 8. Craig Eastmond, 10. Alex Smith, 7. Nathan Ralph
9. Sam Hoskins, 11. AJ Leitch-Smith

Substitutes:
12. Gareth Stewart 13. Nathan Smith 14. James Hayter 15. Gozie Ugwu

Larkhall Athletic
1. Alex Shaftoe 2. Giorgio Wrona 3. Jamie Lyons 4. Rob Hobbs 5. Ollie Price (Capt) 6. Dan Jones 7. Joe Tumelty 8. Matt Thorne 9. Chris Pile 10. Brad Norris 11. Ben Horan.

Substitutes:
12. Tyler Sibbick 14. Jake Gardner 15. Ross Lye 16. Ryan Elliott.

Referee: Ron Ganfield. Assistants: Adam Fricker and Kevin Williams.

Attendance: 160.


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