Venue: Technique Stadium
Saturday 26 February, 17:20 kick-off

Conditions: A cold breeze
Pitch: Well worn, especially around the edges. Looked atrociously bobbly on the telly

Attendance: 5371 (128 away)

Scorers: Kellerman 45

Bookings: Barclay 31, Kellerman 57,

Referee: Thomas Parsons

Yeovil Town
: (4-3-3)

Grant Smith

Mark Little, Luke Wilkinson, Ben Barclay, Morgan Williams

Matt Worthington (Lawson D’Ath 68) Josh Staunton Jordan Barnett (Lo Everton 77)

Charlie Wakefield, Adi Yussuf (Reuben Reid 82), Tom Knowles

Substitutes: Max Evans, Alex Bradley

Chesterfield: Loach, Miller, Whittle, Maguire, Grimes, King, Kellerman, Whelan, Mandeville, Quigley (Denton), Asante (Khan)

Subs: Williams, Rowley, Kerr

Match Report

Yeovil Town fell to a 1-0 defeat on the road at promotion chasing Chesterfield this evening with a stunning first half goal from James Kellerman settling the game.

The Glovers had the best of the first half, and could have been 2-0 up had efforts from Luke Wilkinson and Tom Knowles been centimetres in different directions.

Two out of form sides cancelled each other out in a largely uneventful and scrappy second half as the Glovers finished the day 14 points away from the playoffs.

Here’s how Ian saw the game, from the comfort of his living room…

First half

It all got a bit hairy at the back for Chesterfield in the 5th minute. Jordan Barnett’s lofted hopeful ball was chased down by Charlie Wakefield who beat Scott Loach to the ball and headed towards goal. The ball didn’t carry, though and was cleared off the line as Tom Knowles bared down on the Spireites defender.

Chesterfield’s first sniff at goal came 5 minutes later, through a left-footed shot from Akwasi Asante. The striker’s effort, from the left side of Yeovil’s penalty box flew wide of Grant Smith’s right hand post.

Luke Wilkinson should have put the Glovers ahead after quarter of an hour. Barnett’s delicious freekick fell to the skipper just outside the six-yard box with the whole goal to aim at, but centre back bobbled his shot into the ground straight at Loach, who got a smidgen of a touch on it to help it over the bar.

Grant Smith was at full stretch minutes later, as Grimes leapt above everyone in the box to head towards the top right corner.

On a bobbly surface, the Glovers certainly tried to play more than their opponents and were unfortunate not to go into the break 1-0 up through a wonderful strike from Tom Knowles that rebounded off of the bar.

In typical Yeovil fashion though, after having the better of the first half, they fell behind in stoppage time at the hands of a brilliant strike from James KELLERMAN. Ben Barclay cleared a Chesterfield cross which landed nicely at the feet of an unmarked Kellerman who seemed to slow time down to unleash an unsaveable effort into the corner of Smith’s goal. 0-1

After a strong first half performance, Yeovil could feel aggrieved to go in behind.

Half time: Chesterfield 0 Yeovil Town 1

Second half

Chesterfield, buoyed by their goal, came out the much stronger of the two sides in the second half applying plenty of pressure to the Glovers.

Yeovil had one of those ‘what could have been’ moments in the 52nd minute, where had Adi Yussuf made the right pass, he could have put Charlie Wakefield in on goal. As it was, the cohesion was totlly lacking and Yussuf conceded possession to Chesterfield.

Yeovil had another opportunity to counter moments later and Wakefield was cynically fouled by Kellerman. Luke Wilkinson lined up the resultant free kick, but could only find the side netting.

Yussuf should have pulled Yeovil level in the 65th minute. Josh Staunton flicked Knowles long throw into the heart of Chesterfield’s 6 yard box and the Yeovil striker’s contact wasn’t good enough to beat Loach, depite the appeals of some Yeovil players.

The quality of the game deteriorated through the second half and Chesterfield kept Yeovil at arms length, without creating anything for themselves, other than a header for Grimes in stoppage time.

Full time: Chesterfield 0 Yeovil Town 1

Venue: York Road
Tuesday, February 22nd, 7.45pm kick-off

Conditions: Cold but dry
Pitch: Sandy in the penalty areas and cutting up everywhere else.

Attendance: 1153

Scorers: Olomola 18, Ferdinand 44

Bookings: Wilkinson, Williams, Massey, Clerima


Yeovil Town
: (4-4-2)

Grant Smith

Mark Little, Luke Wilkinson, Ben Barclay, Morgan Williams

Lawson D’Ath (Jordan Barnett 62), Josh Staunton, Alex Bradley(Adi Yussuf 87)

Charlie Wakefield, Olufela Olomola (Reuben Reid 54), Tom Knowles

Substitutes: Matt Worthington, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton

Maidenhead United

Gyollai, Beckwith, Blissett (Smith 77), Clerima, De Havilland, Donnellan, Ferdinand, Kelly, Massey, Sheckleford, Sparkes (McCoulsky 83)

Substitutes: Adams, Parry, Upward

Match Report

A first half goal for both sides saw Yeovil Town earn a point on the road at Maidenhead United this evening.

The Glovers had two goals disallowed on the night, but Olufela Olomola’s 18th minute opener. Kane Ferdinand levelled things up before half time and neither side could find a winner in the 2nd half. Although, Reuben Reid was denied a late winner by an offside flag which our man at the ground, David Coates couldn’t understand.

Here’s how he saw the game… 

First half

It was Maidenhead danger man Josh Kelly who had the first opportunity, the ball breaking to him inside and Grant Smith was equal to his effort from a tight angle.

Shortly after Olomola was found from a long throw by Tom Knowles but could not get an effort in on goal.

The first opportunity half-chance for the Glovers as Tom Knowles’ long-throw escaped everyone and fell to Olufela Olomola who couldn’t get a clean connection on the ball.

But on 14 minutes, the visitors had the ball in the net when Alex Bradley (released from incarceration) found Luke Wilkinson at the back post and he headed home.

A pint went up from the away end but it was in ruled out for climbing – seen a lot worse.

The officials levelled it up on 16 minutes when Maidenhead were denied by the offside flag. Smith pulled off a fine save before a barrage of shots with the ball in the net from Remus Clerima, but the flag denied him.

The deadlock was broken on 18 minutes when Knowles’ persistence saw the ball broke to Olufela OLOMOLA whose effort took a deflection on its way in to the net. If Adi get the one against W*ymouth, they one belongs to Fela. 1-0

A free-kick from Dan Sparkes came rattling back of the back off the bar and, from the second ball, a superb intervention from Ben Barclay denied the home side on 24 minutes.

For the remaining 20 minutes, neither side threatened with the combination between Olomola and Lawson D’Ath proving fruitful without carving out a meaningful chance.

The punishment came a minute from the break when a corner from Sparkes appeared to be missed everyone including Smith for Kane FERDINAND to prod home the equaliser. 1-1

Nathan Blissett put a header wide for hosts moments later, but the game was level at half time.

Half time: Maidenhead United 1 Yeovil Town 1

Second half

The first action of the second half saw Olomola hit with a heavy tackle. The loanee got up and carried off, but went down in the 55th minute replaced by Reuben Reid.

In only his second match, Olomola again showed flashes of what he is about and his desire to have a shot shows a lot of what we have been missing up front. Let’s hope the change was precautionary.

Sparkes had a free-kick deflected wide, which Smith may have got a touch on, it was hard to see from the away end. But there was no doubt the keeper did superbly to deny Sparkes with a smart stop on 63 minutes.

D’Ath was replaced by Barnett and he took much of the quality out of midfield, and at the other end it was Sparkes versus Smith.

The Magpies’ number 11 fizzed in another effort from the edge of the box which the keeper turned wide with another stop.

In the away, the supporters broke in to a burst of The Great Escape and there was a feeling of holding on.

Knowles had a free kick deflected wide before another effort from the edge of the box was dragged wide.

Three minutes from the end we threw Adi Yussuf as a Hail Mary, but there was no sign of divine inspiration.

It almost came when a minute in to stoppage time a corner was met by the head of Wilkinson and broke to Reid and whose stabbed it in, only to be denied by the the offside flag.

The linesman had his flag up early but, for the life of me, I don’t see how he can be offside from there.

Three points for either side would have been an injustice, so perhaps there was a divinity involved.

Full time: Maidenhead United 1 Yeovil Town 1

Venue: Huish Park
Tuesday, February 15th, 7.45pm kick-off

Conditions: Clear
Pitch: Good

Attendance: Not announced

Scorers: Alex Bradley 21, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton 33

Referee: Richard Hulme

Yeovil Town
: (4-4-2)

Max Evans

Mason Hunter, Finlay Ridout, Morgan Williams, Jordan Barnett

Matt Worthington (Benjani Jr) Toby Stephens Alex Bradley

Sonny Blu Lo-Everton

Reuben Reid (Fin Skiverton) Adi Yussuf (Sam Hodges)


Cheddar (5-4-1) Dan Jackson, Kyle Sampson, Jamie Laird, Joe Woodley, Steve Holland, Chris Coombs, Kris Bell, Ricky Bennett, Ethan Reed, Harry Taylor, Robbi Maggs. Substitutes: Webster, Groom, Biggs, Hucker, March.

Match Report

Yeovil Town are through to the semi finals of the Somerset Premier Cup after a 2-0 win against Cheddar at Huish Park.

All the action was in the first half with goals from Alex Bradley and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton and plenty of efforts at goal.

The second saw Bradley hit the post, and a couple of half chances for Cheddar but the Glovers were more than comfortable on the night.

First half

Cheddar came out of the gates pretty quickly and their number 8, Ricky Bennett had a hopeful effort float wide of Max Evans goal less than a minute in.

After that Yeovil’s superiority took hold and they controlled proceeding as you’d expect. Matt Worthington’s lofted pass released Jordan Barnett on the left and his cross was a touch too high for Adi Yussuf.

A few minutes later, Yussuf should have put Yeovil a goal ahead after being released in the penalty box. His left footed shot struck the post, though, and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton couldn’t get the rebound on target.

Chris Coombs tickled the top of Evan’s crossbar with a delivery from the right hand side which drew a sharp intake of breath from the die hards at Huish Park. Real who?

Cheddar nearly scored an own goal worth of the Somerset Premier Cup Blooper Blu Ray in the 17th minute with an ricochet flying towards goal that Dale Gorman would have been proud of.

20 minutes in Morgan Williams appeared on the edge of the box and struck a fierce effort that took a deflection of the bar.

From the resulting corner, played short, Alex BRADLEY did his best Tom Knowles impression cutting inside and drilling a left footed shot inside Dan Jackson’near post. 1-0.

The best back to goal striker in the Somerset Premier Cup showed what he was all about half an hour in. Holding off three defender before shooting straight at the keeper.

The Glovers doubled their advantage in the 33rd minute through with neat interplay releasing LO-EVERTON on the right of the the penalty box and he finished comfortably. 2-0

Two goals up and confidence flowing, Sonny had another effort from distance which was flapped at by the Cheddar keeper.

Not to be out done by Sonny, Bradley had a swerving effort from distance himself which forced the purple-clad Jackson into a flying save to his left.

The woodwork shook again just after 40 minutes, this time Toby Stephens left Jackson rooted to the spot willing the net not to bulge.

Half time: Cheddar 0 Yeovil Town 2

Second half

It took a few minutes to liven up in the second half and the first opportunity fell the Glovers way.

Yussuf was played into a good position on the left side of the box, he shot was saved, but had he squared it to Reid, the goal was a sure thing…I expect.

The second half didn’t liven up much more. A couple of half chances for Cheddar went awry.

Bradley came close to scoring he second with a good low shot rebounding off the post and across the line.

Darren Sarll introduced Fin Skiverton, Sam Hodges and Benjani Jr towards the end but it was a good outing for two of the youngsters in Mason Hunter and Finlay Ridout who both completed 90 minutes.

Full time: Cheddar 0 Yeovil Town 2

There will be no Theatre of Cheese for Yeovil Town‘s Somerset Premier Cup quarter-final tie with Cheddar after the game was switched to Huish Park.

Huish Park will be the venue for the Somerset Premier Cup quarter-final with Cheddar.

The club confirmed that The Cheesemen will come to them tomorrow night (February 15) with the kick-off time remaining at 7.45pm.

With heavy rain predicted before the match, the thought is that the pitch at Bowdens Park may not be able to stand up to the test.

Yeovil have said ticket details will be confirmed on the day.

Cheddar picked up a 2-2 draw at home to AEK Boco in the Toolstation Western Football League at the weekend, leaving them seventh in the table.

In the competition’s other ties, Bath City travel to Welton Rovers and Odd Down host Wells City. The other tie saw Frome Town beat Weston-super-Mare earlier this month.

Glovers’ boss Darren Sarll has said he expects to pick a strong side for the tie with stand-in goalkeeper Max Evans and midfielders Toby Stephens and Alex Bradley all expected to feature.

Find out more – here.


Max Evans

Glovers’ boss Darren Sarll has promised to send a strong side for the Somerset Premier Cup tie against Cheddar on Tuesday night.

Speaking before the weekend’s game with Eastleigh, he said it would be the first team who line up.

He told the media: “Who else is going to play the game, the reserve team? Haven’t got one. Youth team? Haven’t got one.

“I’m not going to put 16 year olds out there, minors, I wouldn’t put 12 of them against men, someone is going to get hurt. I might be able to put two or three in and surround them with some big boys, but we have to play the competition and we’ve got one football team.”

Sarll confirmed later to the Gloverscast, that there would be some rotation within the smaller squad with a couple of obvious names in the frame to get some game time with the versatile Alex Bradley, young midfielder Toby Stephens and stand-in goalkeeper Max Evans all in line to start or play a key role.

“Max (Evans) like any young lad has had those games, Toby (Stephens) has had a loan spell at Hemel and he’s probably due another spell and we’d like to get him out especially now Lawson (D’Ath) is back.

“I don’t want that young man sitting idle, Toby is training very well by the way…they will definitely be involved, all three will play. I need to check on Toby to make sure we’re not breaking any regulations.”

Ticket and travel details for the trip to Bowden Park can be found HERE

Yeovil Town may have Bournemouth and Needham Market on their minds in cup competitions in January, but in February, the Somerset Premier Cup comes back into the schedule with the Glovers playing away at Cheddar FC.

Cheddar have confirmed to the Gloverscast the expected date and details of the 3rd round tie which will be played on February 15th, squeezed in between Eastleigh away on Feb 12th and Dagenham at home on February 19th.

If anyone fancies a Valentines trip to the Cheesemen, details can be found below…

Cheddar FC v Yeovil Town
Somerset Premier Cup Third Round
Tuesday 15th February – 19:45pm

Tickets: £6 Adults, £3 OAPs, £1 Under 12s.

Bowdens Park
Draycott Road
BS27 3RL

From M5 Junction 22 follow signs for A38- Bristol Airport, turn right onto A371 signposted Axbridge/Cheddar.
Follow through village and club is located on the right of the A371 heading towards Wells.
From Wells follow signs for A371 Cheddar/Weston Super Mare, club is located on left just before entering village.

Yeovil Town have been handed a grate away tie at Toolstation Western League side Cheddar in the Somerset Premier Cup

The un-brie-leavable draw took place on Tuesday following the conclusion of the Weston Super-Mare v Keynsham tie to finish off the round of 16

The Glovers have been waiting for sometime to find out their Quarter Final opponents after getting the feta of Larkhall Athletic in the previous round.

Cheddar currently sit 4th in their division, but have a gouda amount of  catching up to do to catch the runaway leaders Welton Rovers.

Full details for the Glovers trip to the Cheesemen will be confirmed in fondu course.

It’s a real cracker of a tie as the Glovers continue on the road to an unprecedented quadruple.