It’s time for a festive double header against Taunton, that’s right, it’s time for El Ciderco…the A358 Derby (as literally no-one has ever called it)

Yeovil Town Team News

The Glovers come into this game off the back of a 1-0 win away at Eastbourne.

There are changes expected to the squad, Jay Foulston can’t play against his parent club, Alex Whittle is expected to slot back in at left back. Jake Hyde is available again after missing the artificial surface game whilst it’s likely going to be a while before Jordan Stevens and Jamie Sendles-White are back in match day squads.

Courtney Senior will be in line for his home debut after signing from Barnet on an initial one-month loan – JM-D heading in the other direction takes him out of the equation for the rest of the season.

The game will also be Jake Wannell’s first game against his former employers, the central defender switching Wordsworth Park for Huish Park in the summer.

The Glovers are the only side in the league still unbeaten at home, with nine wins and three draws at Huish Park.

Yeovil couldn’t break down Hampton and Richmond at home 10 day ago, a resulted that brought a ten game home winning streak to an end across league and cup… 

Jay Foulston chases down now Yeovil Town team-mate Alex Fisher in last season’s FA Cup tie with Taunton.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Taunton Team News

Following their 2-2 draw with Tonbridge Angels on Saturday, Taunton’s Head of Football (that’s ‘Manager’, right?) said of the back to back clashes against Yeovil;

“I think you have to try and enjoy these games, but at the same time, I want to get something out of them, I want to win a game, we’re not just going to roll up. With whats happening [Off the field] people tend to feel sorry for you, I can’t stand that, they think you’ve got a soft underbelly, I think that we proved today that we most certainly have not… the lads showed their steel and what’s under their left nipple…” 

“As for the two Yeovil games, we’ll embrace it, these big games are what we are in the league for, we’ll be fresh and ready to go, we’ll have a proper go, like all my teams do.

We’ll look forward to these two big games, two big crowds, they’re the games you want to be involved in as a player and as a manager.”

[You’re still thinking about Rob Dray’s nipple aren’t you? Us too]

As for team news, Malachi Linton won’t be involved.

Taunton’s away form this season has seen them win just once (away at Tonbridge in September) in fact, they haven’t even so much as scored an away league goal since a 2-2 draw with Bath in early October.

Malachi Linton in action for Taunton.
Picture courtesy of Debbie Gould/Taunton Town FC.

We’ve Met Before

The Glovers and the Peacocks played out a quite frankly terrible FA Cup tie last season, 180 minutes of dross. 

Only a single Taunton penalty separated the sides and booked them a tie at MK Dons in the first round.


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