Ollie Haste

Glovers’ Ollie Haste
Pic From @yeovilcollege

Yeovil Town youth prospect Ollie Haste has signed a professional contract with the club ahead of next season.

Interim manager Charlie Lee said after the Somerset Premier Cup win that Haste has signed on pro terms having seen the English college youth player impress in the competition

I think the Somerset Cup has been a massive success for the club this year… we’ve had youngsters play, boys from the college scheme play, do well and then we has Hastey sign a contract, it’s just been brilliant”

BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins followed up to confirm the deal had been done and after a sly glance at Media Officer Sam Collard, Lee confirmed it was all signed and sealed.

Yep, hopefully I didn’t let anything go too early, he’s done really well, he’s come through the college scheme, he’s been involved and he’s signed a contract!”

Haste has spent time on loan with Barnstaple Town this season and has been an unused sub for the Yeovil first team on a couple of occasions including at Wrexham away.

A huge congratulations to Ollie from everyone at the Gloverscast!

Toby Stephens claps the Yeovil fans

On loan Yeovil Town midfielder, Toby Stephens played 90 minutes for Barnstaple Town on Saturday in a 2-1 win.

Stephens helped see his side to just a 7th win of the season as his temporary club came from behind to win against Melksham.

Ollie Haste who has represented the Glovers in the Somerset Premier Cup this season as part of the Yeovil College/Under 18s programme came off the bench in the same game.

Barnstaple remain bottom of the table and have two games left to play.

Toby Stephens claps the Yeovil fans

Yeovil Town midfielder Toby Stephens was in action this week and, like his parent club, was also on the winning side with Barnstaple Town.

Stephens started in midfield for his temporary side as they overcame Evesham United 2-1 in a big result for the Southern League Division One South & West strugglers.

He received treatment part way through the match after taking a knock to the head but did carry on.

Defender Ollie Haste was also in the side, Haste has been named on the Glovers’ bench on a few occasions this season and represented the team in the Somerset Premier Cup.

Former Youth Team goalkeeper, Lloyd Irish is also part of the squad.

Credit to the Gloverscast listener, eagle-eyed Robin Bachelor for spotting this…

Toby Stephens claps the Yeovil fans

Two of the Glovers’ young guns have been playing for Southern League Division One South side Barnstaple Town for the last couple months.

Toby Stephens, who has been on loan at Hemel Hempstead already this season, joined in late February and has been playing for them since, whilst Ollie Haste who has made a couple of appearances on a bench for the first team has struck a deal on Dual Registration terms with the club as well.

We have reached out to Barnstaple Town to see how they’re doing and will report back if we can!

Go well, lads.

Glovers’ Ollie Haste
Pic From @yeovilcollege⁰

Yeovil Town Under-18s player Ollie Haste was named in the starting line up for England Colleges’ fixture against their Welsh counterparts on Tuesday.

The Glovers’ left-back, who has represented Darren Sarll’s side in both the Somerset Premier Cup and been on the first team bench on a couple of occasions, played the full game in a 1-1 draw played at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

This was the defender’s second appearance for the three lions after making his debut back in December.

As well as turning out for the young Glovers, Ollie is on a dual registration with Southern League Division One South Barnstaple Town. He played in their goalless draw at AFC Totton at the weekend.

Huge congratulations, once again, Ollie, from everyone here at the Gloverscast.

England College Line Up vs Wales including Ollie Haste 📸 @ECFA12

Glovers’ Ollie Haste
Pic From @yeovilcollege

Yeovil Town’s Under-18s have progressed through to the final 16 of the ECFA’s Knockout College Cup following a comprehensive 6-1 victory over Truro and Penwith College.

Two of the goals were scored by Ollie Haste (pictured) with two other scorers and an own goal getting on the score sheet as well.

The young Glovers will play Merthyr Tydfil College in the next round, matches will be played on or before February 9th, with a potential final at Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster just four wins away.


Glovers’ Ollie Haste
Pic From @yeovilcollege

Yeovil Town Under-18s midfielder Ollie Haste has been named in the starting line-up for the English Colleges FA today.

The Yeovil College student has featured on the substitutes’ bench for the match against the Independent Schools FA in a match held at St George’s Park, Burton-upon-Trent.

The game ended 3-3, with goals from Matt Grivosti and Luther Munakandafa for the Colleges’ side.

Congratulations Ollie

Glovers’ Ollie Haste
Pic From @yeovilcollege

Yeovil Town’s Ollie Haste has been called up to the England College’s Men’s team following a successful trial.

Haste, who was on the bench for the Glovers’ first team in the win over Bromley, has made Darren Sarll’s squads on a couple of occasions and has been played from the start in both Somerset Premier Cup games so far this season.

The youngster attends Yeovil College as well as playing as part of the Glovers’ Under 18s, he had to get through two stages of trials to get selected where he will join players from all over the country.

Head Coach, Darin Killpartrick said: “The trial phase is always a difficult and subjective process. The standard this year was very balanced and there were hardly any differences in players’ abilities, making the process incredibly difficult and challenging.”

The England College team currently has one fixture listed, with more expected to be announced, should Ollie be selected, this does fall on what is currently an empty midweek for the Glovers, but it would be filled should there be a need for a replay following the FA Cup clash with Stevenage.

England College FA Fixtures

Thursday, 16 December 2021
Venue: St George’s Park
ECFA vs Independent Schools

Huge congratulations from everyone at the Gloverscast to Ollie and his family.

Darren Sarll praised the club’s youth team players for their performances in Yeovil Town‘s 4-1 win over Bridgwater United in the Somerset Premier Cup first round on Wednesday night.

The Glovers’ boss singled out defender Jake Graziano, midfielder Ollie Haste and strike Finlay Skiverton who all featured in a strong side which included a number of first-team players.

The trio are all regulars in the club’s Under-18s side which works in partnership with Yeovil College delivering an Elite Player Development Programme.

Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll.

Sarll said: “I was really pleased with the boys who came out of the college programme.

“Ollie Haste I thought was magnificent, talk about standing up to the opportunity.
In terms of the experience I was able to give him, he will remember that for the rest of his life and the same with young Jake Graziano, they coped brilliantly.

“Obviously Fin came on and scored (the game’s fourth goal) and as soon as the game was out of sight I wanted to give as many of them an opportunity.”

The boss described Skiverton’s goal as “a wonderful moment” for his father, assistant manager and club legend, Terry, but insisted the young striker was in the side on merit alone.

He said: “I can tell everyone now that no-one gets a game because of their surname, they get a game because they can help us win and (Finlay) certainly helped us do that.

I think he had the two best chances of the game in the last 15 minutes and you have to credit someone for knowing how to get there.

“I was not too impressed with how he knows where to be out of possession but for a centre forward that needs to be the last detail rather than the first.”

There was also some valuable game time for first-team squad members including defender Morgan Williams, midfielder Matt Worthington, who is available after a three-match ban for his red card against King’s Lynn on the opening day, and Alex Bradley who has been out through illness.

Matt Worthington, who returned following suspension in the win over Bridgwater United.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Sarll said: “I thought it was important that we got some minutes in to some legs. Morgan (Williams) has played one 90 minute game in eight months, I wanted to get Max (Hunt) back out there.

“Because of how small the squad is, the opportunity to practice in training is reduced because we do not have the numbers, so I thought that was a better environment for Max to carry on practicing.

“Max Evans deserved a game, Adi (Yussuf), Sonny (Blu Lo-Everton) both needed minutes, as did (Matt) Worthington after his suspension and (Alex) Bradley after missing out through illness.

“So it was enjoyable to see what they can contribute and what they could contribute on Saturday and after that.”

Pre-season is underway for both the senior and junior sidest at Huish Park and the Yeovil Under 18s lost 2-1 to Paulton Rovers in their first fixture of the new campaign.

No details were given regardling team line ups, but the score ended up 2-1 to Paulton with the Glovers’ only goal coming from Korey Andrew.

Andrew is a new name to keep an eye on, the Under18s would likely have been without Ollie Haste who was with the first team for the game against Weston super-Mare.

Glovers Trialist vs Taunton

Yeovil Town are back in pre-season action this Tuesday facing local side Taunton Town.

The Glovers are lining up in a slightly different formation than the one used againt Forest Green Rovers at the weekend – employing a 4-4-1-1 set up with Lewis Simper starting in the role just behind Reuben Reid the sole front man.

There’s a little rotation to the side as other members of the side build up match fitness and notably, just one trialist – a new one as well.

Early reports are that former Wolves and Bradford winger Zeli Ismail is the number 16 hoping to impress – starting the game on the wide left hand side of a midfield four – although this has yet to be confirmed (picture attached – what do you think?)

The full side is below – none of the other trialists we have seen in the other friendlies have been listed as in the squad, suggesting Deshane Dalling, Harlain Mbayo and Jack Bodenham have not been given any futher opportunities to impress.

One new name on the bench is that of attacking midfielder Ollie Haste, a Glovers academy product who has signed a scholarship from Bideford Blues Youth Side as a junior.

A name that some Glovers fans may recognise in the Taunton side is that of former Youth Team ‘keeper Lloyd Irish, a mainstay of the Under 18s set up throughout 2008 and 2009 he did make the first team bench on a couple of occasions in the FA Cup.