W*ymouth

Dan Moss, Josh Staunton and Joe Quigley defend vs Weymouth
Credit: Weymouth Flickr

… isn’t that a shame?

W*ymouth’s relegation to the National League South has been confirmed following thr Seagull Botherers 6-1 at the hands of Wrexham on Tuesday night.

They will join Dover in the regional division next season.

Dorset Police has reported that no Yeovil Town supporters were arrested before, during or after Easter Monday derby at W*ymouth.

However, one Terras’ fan was arrested for throwing a bottle on to the pitch following an incident involving Glovers’ captain Luke Wilkinson during the first half.

There was an incident as away supporters exited the Bob Lucas Stadium where a green smoke bomb was set off in the car park.

1300 Yeovil Fans at Weymouth
Pic Ian Perkins

Speaking to the Dorset Echo, Chief Superintendent Richard Bell, local policing commander and silver commander for the event, said: “No section 35 dispersal orders were issued on the day and there was just one arrest relating to a report of a home supporter throwing a bottle onto the pitch during the game.

“Local officers were supported by specialist public order officers and police dogs to ensure a visible presence in the town before and after the game, as well as at the match itself.

“We would like to thank the vast majority of fans who attended the game and enjoyed it in the right spirit and co-operated with the directions of officers and club officials throughout.”

He added: “Following the game, a request was made to W*ymouth supporters to wait in the stadium as officers and stewards facilitated the safe exit of the large group of away fans.

It was reported that green smoke was set off in the stadium car park during the dispersal of the away supporters. The crowd subsequently dispersed at the direction of police.

No further incidents or issues were reported, and the majority of Yeovil supporters were believed to have returned home on the 5.30pm train.

The report added that both Dorset Police and British Transport Police had dispersal powers under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act which gave them powers to address any anti-social behaviour before, during or after the game.

Chief Supt Bell said officers attended The William Henry, the Wetherspoon pub in the resort, ahead of the match where a number of supporters had gathered.

He added: “Officers attended and no offences were identified; they helped to ensure that supporters attended the ground without incident.

Captain Wilkinson

Yeovil Town captain Luke Wilkinson told BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins after the draw with W*ymouth that he was disappointed not to get the win for the fans.

He said: “W*ymouth are still fighting for their lives, you can say we’ve got nothing to play for, but we have, pride. You can see by the fans today, they turned up in great numbers and made a lot of noise”

“We wanted to win for them, unfortunately we couldn’t get it. but we take a clean sheet, we move on to next Saturday.”

“They (the Yeovil fans) always make a noise, to see them pack out the away end is absolutely brilliant, fair play to them.”

Wilko, who was hurt during the game and had an altercation with a seagull bothering supporter after said the side would try and build on the positives for the upcoming games.

He added: “To come here at get a clean sheet is good, but obviously we’d like to be going home with three points as well.”

“We just have to go into the games like we do, we know we’re going to have to be on our game (vs Stockport next week), because they’re flying high at the top of the league.

“We will go into the game full of confidence off the back of a clean sheet and hopefully we can stick a few past them.”

Charlie Lee talks to the BBC 📸 YTFC YouTube

Yeovil Town caretaker manager Charlie Lee has said he was “gutted” his side couldn’t earn a derby win over them lot from down by the seaside.

A fourth draw against W*ymouth this season, this time 0-0 and Lee was trying to see the positives when speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins.

“I think it was a nervy affair from both teams, we set up to be a bit more solid, but I expected us to produce more in the final third, it was a bit of a non-affair in the first half.

“I was delighted in the second half, I just can’t believe we didnt manage to get the ball in the back of the net.”

The Glovers drew a blank, much like on Good Friday, despite having more possession, corners and shots on goal and Lee thinks that it may have come down to the composure when it mattered most.

“We rushed ourselves in the final third, we played some great football to get it there, we made more passes today than any other day, I think we need to slow ourselves down in the final third, we rushed everything, we had them on the back foot the whole second half.

“To be honest, I thought it was coming, I’m really gutted it didnt.”

The boss was pleased with the clean sheet despite the odd scare or two and had a special mention for the travelling supporters.

“We were desperate to win for the fans, that’s what we spoke about before the game, this one was for them, we were desperate to score.

“They were brilliant, they have been brilliant, they’ve been brilliant since I’ve been here, that was great support, even in the first half, there wasn’t much going on apart from them!”

The manager said he would patch up his “walking wounded” ahead of the game against Stockport next week, with Ben Barclay set to miss out against his parent club.

 

Venue: Bob Lucas Stadium
Monday, 18th April, 1pm kick-off

Conditions: Another glorious sunny day

Pitch: More green than brown (and as we all know, that’s a good thing – See podcast #160)

Attendance: 2,609

Scorers: None

Bookings:

W*ymouth: Thomson 55, Cordner 58, Bearwish 67, Drewe 86
Yeovil: D’Ath 36, Barnett 54,

Referee: Daniel Lamport

 


Yeovil Town : (4-4-2)

Grant Smith

Mark Little, Luke Wilkinson, Ben Barclay, Morgan Williams

Tom Knowles, Dale Gorman, Lawson D’Ath, Jordan Barnett

Reuben Reid, Charlie Wakefield

Substitutes: Max Hunt, Alex Bradley, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton (For D’ath ’84), Adi Yussuf (for Reid ’87) , Josh Neufville (for Wakefield ’71)

 


Match Report

1300 Yeovil Fans at Weymouth
Pic Ian Perkins

The fourth meeting of the season with the old enemy in W*ymouth ended in yet another draw – and a pretty turgid one at that.

For most part of it, the game lacked the blood and thunder which is supposed to come from a derby with the home side, desperately in need of points in an increasingly futile battle against the drop, the more committed to the cause.

Yeovil looked like a team with nothing left to play for despite a travelling support which outnumbered their hosts.

But, the draw means the last time W*ymouth won a competitive derby against us is still Boxing Day 1988. Well, you have to take the positives when you can find them.

First half

The first effort of the match fell to the visitors when Charlie Wakefield’s ball in to the box found Morgan Williams rising highest, but the effort was blocked by the Terras’ defence.

But, after that scare, it was the home side who looked the more of a threat going forward. On eight minutes, Ben Thomson had the ball in Grant Smith’s net soon after the Yeovil defence had been caught napping. Luckily the linesman’s flag was up.
Tom Bearwish had the ball in the net again on 13 minutes, heading home after good interplay by Ben Thomson and captain Josh McQuoid. The linesman’s flag sparing the blushes again.

Mark Little battles for the ball against Grimsby. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Mark Little put a weak header in to the hands of W*ymouth keeper Ross Fitzsimmons soon after, but that was about all there was for any threats on goal.

Passes were not finding players and it was difficult to see where an attacking threat was coming from whilst, in fairness to them (is that allowed), W*ymouth were looking more threatening every time they came forward in the first half-an-hour.
There was more to fight for from the home side than those in white; every tackle, every pass was played with greater urgency. In terms of league position (if not supporters in the ground) the Terras clearly had more to play for.
Indeed, the highlight of the final 15 minutes of the first half was Luke Wilkinson’s altercation with a home fan who appeared to throw some kind of beverage at him as he prepared to return to the action after an injury. The ‘gentleman’ in question was removed from the stadium, much to the enjoyment of the away fans.

In terms of things to shout about, that was probably we good as it got. Goalless at half-time.

Half time: W*ymouth 0 Yeovil Town 0

Second Half

The opening attack of the second half offered more than the entire 45 minutes the preceded it. Tom Knowles broke forward down the right and his shot was smothered by Fitzsimmons.

But, as happened in the first half, the home were quicker to everything. On 52 minutes, the Yeovil defence tried to play offside and let Bearwish get a shot away which was stopped by a smart save from Smith.
Six minutes later, Ash shrugged off a timid challenge from Wilkinson forced Smith in to action again.
That did seem to spark a bit more of an energy from Yeovil, with the ball played on the floor seeming to reap more rewards – who’d have thought it?!
Josh Neufville was introduced for Wakefield on 71 minutes and his presence seemed to spark some greater urgency.

Jordan Barnett. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

On 74 minutes, Reuben Reid did everything right after picking the ball up on the right of the box, lofted a ball over to Barnett arriving at the far post, but he headed it in to the ground and over.

Three minutes later, a Gorman free-kick led to a melee in the box during which Morgan Williams went down under pressure. Big penalty appeals, but probably not for me.
At the other end, Bearwish was involved again lashing a shot across goal but no-one was on hand to turn it in.
There were driving runs down both sides from Knowles and Neufville but nothing which threatened to create more than a half chance.
In fact, it was another substitute, Adi Yussuf, who almost created something when he broke down the right but could not pick out anyone in the middle.
The games final chance came when Knowles was fouled on the edge of the box. The final chance of the game and Wilkinson’s effort came back off the wall.
There were some plenty of moments for heroes, just not enough heroes.

Full time: W*ymouth 0 Yeovil Town 0

Lawson D’Ath. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Yeovil Town caretaker boss Charlie Lee has made three changes to his starting XI for the derby match with W*ymouth at the Bob Lucas Stadium (1pm kick-off).

In come, Morgan Williams, Lawson D’Ath and Charlie Wakefield who were on the bench for Good Friday defeat at the hands of Aldershot Town.

Jordan Barnett moves forward in to midfield with Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, Alex Bradley and Josh Neufville all dropping to the bench having started three days ago.

It was Boxing Day 1988 when our seagull bothering neighbours last recorded a victory over us – let’s keep it that way, boys!

Yeovil Town: Grant Smith, Mark Little, Luke Wilkinson, Ben Barclay, Morgan Williams, Jordan Barnett, Lawson D’Ath, Dale Gorman, Tom Knowles, Charlie Wakefield, Reuben Reid. Substitutes: Max Hunt, Alex Bradley, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, Josh Neufville, Adi Yussuf.

Charlie Wakefield is looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere of a derby day at old rivals W*ymouth on Easter Monday.

The forward scored when the two sides met for the first competitive fixture in front of fans for 25 years in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round back in October, played 83 minutes of the replay that followed and the full 90 minutes in another 1-1 draw at Huish Park in league action in February.

Charlie Wakefield in action.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Speaking ahead of the derby, he asked with a grin whether Yeovil could send their seagull bothering neighbours down with a victory in Dorset. When he was told they couldn’t, he replied: “That’s a shame, that would have been good.

He added: “I saw our fans sold out the away end and they will be thinking they have to turn up in big numbers, but those are the games you look forward to, the derby games with big atmospheres.

“They are fighting and derby always adds that bit more, as you can tell in the games we played them earlier in the season.

When he was speaking on Thursday ahead of the Good Friday defeat at home to Aldershot Town, Glovers’ fans had only sold out their initial allocation of seated tickets – but in the days that have followed, we have also sold our standing allocation and almost all of an additional allocation of seats for the Bob Lucas Stadium.

W*ymouth have put tickets for away supporters on sale for the National League derby fixture down by the seaside on Easter Monday.

It also appears our seagull bothering ‘friends’ are planning on a 1pm kick-off although their website does state that this “may alter on police advice.

The game is all ticket with no tickets available to purchase after midnight on April 17.

For full details and to buy tickets, visit the W*ymouth website – here.

Our last visit to the seaside ended in an FA Cup fourth qualifying round victory – just.

As it the trip for the FA Cup fourth qualifying round replay, 200 seats have been designated for away fans with the rest of the allocation being standing on the Windowman Stand terrace.

However, a similarly small allocation of seated tickets was initially offered for the Cup tie and then increased when we sold all our tickets, so there’s every chance more will be made available – but don’t bank on it.

The website states that “Concession Rate is for : Over 65, Registered Disabled or a member of the Armed Forces ONLY” – but does offer the option for other age discounts, i.e. students, under-16s, etc, and lists prices as follows:

Adults – £16
Concessions (Over-65s, Armed Forces, Dorset Carers Card) – £11.
Students (Under-19s) in full-time education with photo ID – £7.
Under-16s – £4
Under-7s – 50p

There is also car parking available to away supporters, priced at £5 per vehicle, to book this visit – here.

Venue: Huish Park
Tuesday, February 1st, 7.45pm kick-off

Conditions: Clear but blowy
Pitch: Held up nicely

Attendance: 3,936 (461 away supporters)

Scorers: Shields 4 (0-1), Cordner o.g. 52 (1-1)

Referee: Scott Jackson

Bookings:
Yeovil Town: Robinson 38, Worthington 63, Wilkinson 88
W*ymouth: Murray 51, Mussa 53, Fitzsimons 63,

Sending off: Mussa 90 (second bookable offence)



Yeovil Town
: (4-3-1-2)

Grant Smith
Morgan Williams Luke Wilkinson Ben Barclay Jack Robinson
Matt Worthington (for D’Ath, 67) Dale Gorman Jordan Barnett (for Alex Bradley, 84)
Sonny Blu Lo-Everton (for Reid, 46)
Charlie Wakefield Adi Yussuf

Substitutes: Alex Bradley, Toby Stephens Lawson D’Ath, Max Evans

W*ymouth: Fitzsimons, Cordner, Mnoga, Mussa, Harfield, Drewe, Murray, McQuoid (for Rose, 75), Bearwish, Mampala, Shields (for Blair, 86). Substitutes: Morgan, Goodship, Blair,  Greenidge.


Match Report

The W*ymouth wait for a win at Huish Park stretched out to 33 years, but that mob down the road managed to hold Yeovil Town to a draw.

The Terras took the lead after just four minutes when midfielder Sean Shields gave the visitors a fourth minute lead in front of the Thatcher’s Gold Stand.

That set the tone for a woeful first half with the visitors controlling much of the play and leading to boos from the home fans at the interval.

The reception seemed to spark Yeovil who came out brighter after the restart and drew level when Adi Yussuf’s shot was turned in to his own net by Tyler Cordner on 52 minutes.

Midfielder Omar Mussa saw red for a second booking in the 90th minute just moments before Yussuf missed a golden opportunity to win it in injury time.

Here’s how Ian saw it…………

First half

The changes from the win at Woking the previous weekend were enforced with defender Mark Little and forward Tom Knowles out through suspension. Their replacements were on-loan full-back Jack Robinson and striker Adi Yussuf respectively.

The Glovers got off to the worst possible start conceding a 4th minute opener with stunned the crowd into silence. Josh McQuoid picked up Sonny Blu Lo-Everton‘s loose header on the edge of the Yeovil box and his cross to the back post found the unmarked Sean SHIELDS who blasted a left-footed shot into the roof of Grant Smith‘s net. 1-0.

Shortly after a goal scramble nearly fell kindly to Adi Yussuf, but the Tanzanian couldn’t connect cleanly and scooped his effort into the travelling support.

Rattled by that early opener, Yeovil couldn’t impose themselves on the game, while W*ymouth played with an unburdened freedom finding space on the wings and looked assured in possession.

Charlie Wakefield. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

In the 20th minute, Charlie Wakefield stung the gloves of Ross Fitzsimons in the W*ymouth goal. The ‘star man’ found space in the right and Lo-Everton’s through ball teed him nicely for a good effort that wasn’t quite dynamite.

On the 27th minute, a minor injury to Lo-Everton allowed Glovers’ boss Darren Sarll to gather his players together and presumably tell them to sort it out, perhaps in stronger words than that.

The Glovers looked disjointed, and a polar opposite from their last performance at Huish Park against Wrexham. The front three lacked cohesion with Wakefield the bright spark with a couple of promising runs and an inviting cross which no one latched on to.

A lax pass from Dale Gorman allowed W*ymouth a good chance to counter inside his side’s own half but a combination of Jordan Barnett and Luke Wilkinson held things up conceding a free kick in a dangerous position. It was dispatched tamely wide by Tyler Cordner.

The first half faded away with neither side willing to take any risks and the half-time whistle was met with boos from Thatcher’s terrace.

Half time: Yeovil Town 0 W*ymouth 1

Second half

Sarll withdrew Lo-Everton for Reuben Reid at half time, switching to a 4-4-2. Reid partnered Yussuf up front and Wakefield and Barnett moved to the flanks.

The switch worked and Yeovil took control of the game and grabbed an equaliser in the 52nd minute through Yussuf. The ball broke loose just inside the box and his low not-so-cleanly struck shot ricocheted off W*ymouth defender Tyler Cordner  and trickled into the corner of the net for an OWN GOAL. 1-1

Roared on by the Thatcher#s, the energy and urgency couldn’t have been further from that in the first half. But there was sharp intake of breath on the hour when Tom Bearwish met a cross in the six yard box only to direct it straight at Smith.

Smith was called into action minutes later as McQuoid fired in a low effort that was heading for the bottom corner.

With Reid growing in confidence and fitness and the returning Lawson D’Ath entering the fray, the Glovers added experience and nous when they needed it most. They did have to contend with time wasting from the bar stewards in terracotta and blue, and the odd counter.

Adi Yussuf missed a golden chance to seal the win at the death. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

As ever, it was the marauding Wakefield causing problems on the right trying to recreate the golden years with some Nick Crittenden-esque runs. His well flighted cross flew past the back post and could have had Glovers dancing in the street had a teammate connected.

That energy which came at the start of the second half dissipated as fatigue began to take hold and Sarll introduced some freshness with Alex Bradley replacing Barnett with seven minutes remaining.

As the game entered stoppage time, Mussa received a second booking for bringing down Wilkinson as he looked to haul Yeovil to victory.

Yussuf had a golden opportunity to clinch it at the death but somehow couldn’t connect to send the fans home happy.

However, it remains Boxing Day 1988 since our the slime from the seaside managed a win in Somerset.

Full time: Yeovil Town 1 W*ymouth 1

 

Former Yeovil Town midfielder Nick Crittenden is “assisting” manager Darren Sarll ahead of tonight’s derby with W*ymouth, the club has confirmed.

Nick Crittenden in action for Yeovil Town. Picture courtesy of Ciderspace,.

The former Glovers’ player and club accountant was spotted by BBC Radio Somerset commentator Sheridan Robins helping warm-up the players ahead of the match at Huish Park.

Shortly after, the club confirmed he was “assisting Darren Sarll tonight“, now whether assisting is the same as being an assistant may be a matter requiring clarification.

Critts did have a spell as assistant at Dorchester Town where he supported Mark Jermyn which ended in 2016.

In more recent times, he was accountant at Huish Park, a role he held until the end of last year when he left to joint Ilminster-based insurance brokers, HDW Insurance.

Sarll has been without a number two since the departure of Terry Skiverton to take up a coaching role at League One side Charlton Athletic last month.

Speaking last week about a possible replacement for Skivo, Sarll said he had been speaking with a number of people about the position.

He said: “We are talking a three months job in the South West of the country and they are not going to get rich from it.

“When I got here I brought in Andrew Crofts as a player-coach (who promptly left to take up a role at Brighton), I was not going to have an assistant because of the budget at the time.

“But even that (senior player) market is not great, there’s not a raft of Carl Dickinson’s and alike out there.”

Adi Yussuf returns to the Yeovil Town starting line-up for tonight’s derby with W*ymouth at Huish Park (7.45pm kick-off).

Adi Yussuf celebrates scoring a penalty in the FA Cup shoot-out win. Credit: Weymouth Flickr

The striker replaces the suspended Tom Knowles with on-loan full-back Jack Robinson coming in for Mark Little, banned after his red card in last weekend’s win at Woking.

On the bench, stand-in goalkeeper Max Evans and young midfielder Toby Stephens return.

Yeovil Town (4-3-3): Grant Smith, Jack Robinson, Ben Barclay, Luke Wilkinson, Morgan Williams, Dale Gorman, Matt Worthington, Jordan Barnett, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, Adi Yussuf, Charlie Wakefield.
Substitutes: Max Evans, Alex Bradley, Toby Stephens, Lawson D’Ath, Reuben Reid.

W*ymouth: Fitzsimons, Cordner, Mnoga, Mussa, Harfield, Drewe, Murray, McQuoid, Bearwish, Mampala, Shields. Substitutes: Morgan, Goodship, Blair, Rose, Greenidge.

Tickets bought for the cancelled derby with W*ymouth at Huish Park will be valid for the new date on Tuesday, February 1.

Josh Staunton disagrees with Brad Ash of W*ymouth in the FA Cup replay at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

The new date was confirmed by the National League on Monday night and then by the club on Tuesday afternoon and tickets are back on sale again – here.

However, if you do not want to attend the new date you can get a refund by contacting the Ticket Office on 01935 847888 or email ticketoffice@ytfc.net.

The original date on December 28 was postponed after COVID-19 in the camp for our seagull bothering ‘friends’, and the first time we have faced them since we put them out of the FA Cup following the worst penalty shoot-out in living memory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The derby with W*ymouth has been postponed due to COVID-19 in the camp down on the seaside.

The match had been due to be played at Huish Park on December 28.

A new date will now need to be found for fixture, when tickets bought for the original date will still a valid.

Anyone who bought tickets and needs it refunded should contact the Ticket Office  at ticketoffice@ytfc.net

It’ll be of no great surprise that Yeovil Town fans and players were quick to take to social media to post their reaction to the FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round win over the seagull botherers down the road.. here are some of the best of them, including THAT penalty kick video that James Healey sent viral!

AND Finally…

You mean… this one, Tom

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

Yeovil Town Manager Darren Sarll has been speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins following a quite frankly bonkers night in the FA Cup.

The Glovers progressed through to the first round proper after beating W*ymouth 2-1 on penalties.

You can read the round up of the carnage here. 

Following the game, Sarll said that he would have loved to have had the game finished off sooner, (our fingernails, would agree, Darren!)

“We didn’t take some of the chances we created in normal time and Joe (Quigley)’s penalty [in the 120th minute] was a disappointment, we could have just settled it.

Then the penalties went our way, their way, our way, their way, our way, their way  – RETAKE – their way, our way, their way*… so… it’s a ridiculous night”

There was pandemonium at the end as fans and players celebrated after the full time whistle, something Sarll won’t forget in a hurry.

“It’s a wonderful experience for these young people to have, and the performance was good… we played very well tonight, the only fault I have is that we didn’t take more chances, I thought the attacking play was good.”

“It was a good one (moment with the fans at the end), I just wish it was done sooner, we could have been done and tucked up in bed, it was a really taxing evening”

Yeovil will travel to either Yate Town or Dover in the first round, and will play Grimsby away on Saturday in the league.

* that was NOT easy to transcribe

 

Venue: Bob Lucas Stadium
Tuesday, October 19 2021, 7.45pm kick-off.

Conditions: Very wet and pretty windy
Ground: “Okay” (Andrew Craig, October 2021)

Scorers: Worthington 20 (1-0), McQuoid 87 (1-1)

Attendance: 2,911

Referee: Sunny Gill

Bookings:
Yeovil: Barnett (13), Smith (120)
W*ymouth: Yarney (32), Ash (34), Bearwish (41)



Yeovil Town
: (4-3-3)
Grant Smith
Dan Moss, Max Hunt, Josh Staunton, Jack Robinson
Matt Worthington, Dale Gorman, Jordan Barnett
Sonny Blu Lo-Everton Joe Quigley Charlie Wakefield

Substitutes: Adi Yussuf (for Wakefield, 83), Tom Knowles (for Barnett, 96), Ben Seymour (for Lo-Everton, 100), Lewis Simper (for Worthington, 110) Jordan Dyer, Max Evans.

W*ymouth: Fitzsimons, Cordner, Mussa (for Murray, 46), Thomson (for Goodship, 83), Ash (for McQuoid, 55), Bearwish (for Robinson, 102), Brooks, Harfield, Yarney, Olomowewe, Shields.
Substitutes: Taylor-Crossdale, Morgan, Robinson, Bruton.


Match Report

Success in a contender for the worst penalty shoot-out in FA Cup history, was enough for Yeovil Town to make it through to the first round proper with victory at local rivals W*ymouth.

Having led through a first-half Matt Worthington goal, it seemed like the misery of the weekend’s injury time equaliser to force the replay was banished, until Terras’ skipper Josh McQuoid nodded home in the 87th minute.

You didn’t honestly think it was going to be that easy, did you?

Nope, after a further 30 minutes of extra time a foul on substitute Adi Yussuf saw us awarded a penalty, which top-scorer Joe Quigley (the scorer of three spot kicks this season) saw saved by keeper Ross Fitzsimons.

That meant it was spot kicks. Having seen McQuoid miss his first, Yussuf put the Glovers ahead in the shoot-out. Then, just to further test the tickers of the travelling supporters, Tyler Cordner missed the hosts’ second….only for a bottle thrown by the travelling fans to see it retaken – and Cordner scored.

That was as good as it got for W*ymouth as they failed to beat Smith with their remaining three spot kicks and Dale Gorman converted what turned out to be the winner.

That (yeah, just that!) was enough to put us through to the first round proper and a trip to either Yate Town or Dover Athletic – whose replay was abandoned due to floodlight failure.

Now where’s that Antonio Conte meme?


Having seen his side leak a 93rd minute equaliser to force the replay, Darren Sarll made two changes with loanees forward Sonny Blu Lo-Everton and defender Jack Robinson in for Ben Seymour and Tom Knowles, who both dropped to the bench.

That meant Jordan Barnett was pushed further forward with Charlie Wakefield and Lo-Everton playing as a front three alongside top-scorer Joe Quigley.

With the weather as miserable as dismal resort hosting it, chances were few and far between for either side in the opening 20 minutes.

For the visitors, Barnett fired one over and for the hosts Brad Ash had an effort easily held by Grant Smith were the only really efforts of note.

But, on the 20th minute a great bit of play Lo-Everton beat Calvin Brooks and set Charlie Wakefield free and his cross found its way to Quigley who smashed it off the crossbar.

The Terras failed to clear the danger and the ball was crossed in for Matt WORTHINGTON who headed home.

Like a young Paul Scholes“, according to Lawson D’Ath on commentary for BBC Somerset, must be the hair.

Barnett and Gorman had efforts on goal following the opener, but chances were few and far between again.

Max Cordner glanced a free header wide from Shaun Shields’ corner a minute before the break. To say Grant Smith was unhappy with his defence for allowing the free-kick would be an understatement.

But, it was Quigley who had the final chance of the first half. He latched on to Wakefield’s through ball but was denied by Ross Fitzsimons in the W*ymouth goal.

Half time: W*ymouth 0 Yeovil Town 1

 

The game restarted with both sides shooting towards their respective supporters and it was Ash who had the game’s first effort firing in to the arms of Smith.

A minute later Tom Bearwish, the self-proclaimed “Weymouth legend” for his injury time equaliser at Huish Park at the weekend, sailed a volley high over the bar from a corner.

Wakefield had a couple of opportunities with the best on the 57th minute when he his effort from the edge of the box was denied by a good stop from Fitzsimons.

On the hour mark, Lo-Everton took the ball rounded the keeper but was forced wide, found Quigley whose goal-bound effort was cleared away, and seven minutes later the top-scorer had another effort blocked after good play by Barnett.

The weather conditions only continued to get worse with the wind and rain driving in from the Channel, making conditions unpredictable for both sides.

On 78 minutes, striker Ben Thomson found himself throw on goal only to be denied by a sensational tackle from captain Josh Staunton.

But with just three minutes of normal time remaining a ball in from Ollie Harfield found W*ymouth skipper Josh McQUOID at the back post and he headed another late equaliser.

It was out of nothing to be fair, but there it is. Ugh.

Yeovil substitute Adi Yussuf had an opportunity soon after, but neither side could find a winner before the final whistle.

Full time: W*ymouth 1 Yeovil Town 1 – Extra time

The first half of extra time was a hard luck story for Yeovil. Six minutes in Yussuf was pulled down in the box with the visitors screaming for a penalty – well, Lawson D’Ath was certainly screaming for one on BBC Somerset.

Then with a minute of the first period remaining, Gorman’s corner was met by a flicked header from Quigley which the visitors insisted was over the line – but referee Sunny Gill (who disallowed a perfect good Reuben Reid goal in the league match down there last season) had no idea, so didn’t give it.

Half Time (in extra time): W*ymouth 1 Yeovil Town 1 

The start of the second period belonged to the home side with the pressure building as they attacked their own fans.

Goodship had a shot blocked two minutes after the restart and there was a bombardment of Grant Smith’s goals from a string of corners from the hosts.

A minute from the end Goodship burst through one-on-one with Smith who pulled off a huge save to deny the former Glover.

You’d think that was the final chance, wouldn’t you? But, no, a corner and Adi Yussuf’s shot was handled in the area and referee Gill awarded the spot kick in the final minute.

Up stepped Quigley and Fitzsimons guessed the right way to deny him and the game went to….well, penalties.

Full time (in extra time): W*ymouth 1 Yeovil Town 1 

Here’s how the shoot-out went:

W*ymouth: McQuoid – MISSED (0-0)
Yeovil: Yussuf – SCORED (1-0)
W*ymouth: Cordner – SCORED (1-1)
Yeovil: Seymour – MISSED (1-1)
W*ymouth: Shields – SAVED (1-1)
Yeovil: Gorman – SCORED (2-1)
W*ymouth: Robinson – MISSED (2-1)
Yeovil: Knowles – MISSED (2-1)
W*ymouth: Goodship – MISSED (2-1)

Yeovil Town win 2-1 after extra time and penalties

Sonny Blu Lo-Everton and Jack Robinson have been brought in to the Yeovil Town starting XI for the FA Cup fourth qualifying round replay at W*ymouth tonight (7.45pm kick-off).

Sonny replaces fellow loanee Ben Seymour whilst Robinson is in for Tom Knowles with Jordan Barnett  presumably playing in a more forward position on the left side.

For the home side former Glover Brandon Goodship, who was suffering with a back injury after the first game on Saturday, drops to the bench.

That lot from down the road make three changes with Taofiq Olomowewe, Ben Thomson and Tom Bearwish, whose 93rd minute equaliser earned the replace, coming in place to Josh Leslie-Smith, Josh McQuoid and Goodship.

Yeovil Town: Grant Smith, Jack Robinson, Dan Moss, Josh Staunton, Max Hunt, Matt Worthington, Dale Gorman, Jordan Barnett, Charlie Wakefield, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, Joe Quigley.
Substitutes: Max Evans, Jordan Dyer, Tom Knowles, Lewis Simper, Ben Seymour, Adi Yussuf.

W*ymouth: Fitzsimons, Cordner, Mussa, Thomson, Ash, Bearwish, Brooks, Harfield, Yarney, Olomowewe, Shields.
Substitutes: Taylor-Crossdale, Morgan, Goodship, McQuoid, A.Robinson, Murray, Bruton.

A key roundabout between Yeovil and W*ymouth is closed ahead of the FA Cup fourth qualifying round replay down by the seaside tonight (Tuesday, October 19).

The Monkeys Jump Roundabout outside Dorchester and Poundbury is shut for resurfacing from 8pm last night (Monday) until 6am tomorrow (Wednesday) for resurfacing.

This means the A37 Dorchester Bypass is shut between the Weirs Roundabout and the Monkeys Jump Roundabout, so people travelling from Yeovil will need to go through Dorchester.

Read the Dorset Echo article for further details – here.

You’re probably thinking to yourself, “I’m sure i’ve read this preview before”…. and you’d be right, you have, I’ve just switched a few names around and left it as it was for the first tie… I’m a busy guy, dont judge, alright. 

Anyway…

First thing is first – Tickets for Glovers fans appear to be SOLD OUT, because you’re a crazy/brilliant (delete as appropriate) bunch, for the lucky 800 or so who are heading to the sea side, the Ciderspace Away Guide has been put together, by Hugh – legend.

W*ymouth Yeovil make the short journey up down the A37 in worse form than the W*ymouth Yeovil Town side they will face in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round (replay) tie at Huish Park on Saturday  The Bob Lucas Stadium on Tuesday, following their 1-1 draw at the weekend.

Having avoided the drop straight back to National League South after relegation was cancelled last season, the Terras picked up a couple of impressive wins including a 4-3 victory at Solihull Moors where they were 4-1 up.

But that victory on September 4 was there last with five defeats and two draws, leaking 15 goals in the process.

To trot out the cliches, this is a local derby and an FA Cup tie to boot though, and therefore we can assume the form book is headed somewhere out the window – that’s the theory at least.

Another record which is not lost on manager Brian Stock is that it’s been 14 seasons since the seagull botherers made the competitions first round.

Talking to the Dorset Echo, the boss said: “That’s something we discussed at the start of the season.

“What a great achievement it would be if we were to do that this year and knock out our local rivals. I don’t think it would be much better than that.

“It’s going to be a tough game, they’re a good team. If it was me as player, I’d be looking forward to it.

“It’s a special cup and one we’re looking to try and progress as far as we can in.

“The prize money means a lot to the club but this tie goes beyond prize money. There’s a little more at stake for everyone connected to the club.

 


FROM THE MANAGER (before the first tie)

Having woken up to the fact this match is actually a derby having seemingly missed the fact after his side were turned over 3-0 on home soil in last season’s National League fixture in January, boss Brian Stock reckons his side owe the Glovers one.

He said: “We’ve put in two disappointing performances in the league and we’re looking to rectify that.

“What an atmosphere that’s going to be. There’s no easy game but given the local derby at Yeovil it’s one I’m definitely looking forward to.

“Usually revenge isn’t necessarily spoken about when teams beat you in the past but I suppose it’s something slightly different here because it’s Yeovil.

“It’s one that means a lot to the supporters. I’m sure it will be the talk of the town at the moment. It’s an exciting time.”

 


TEAM NEWS (before the first game)

Central defender Ben Morgan is W*ymouth manager Brian Stock’s only injury concern heading in to the weekend.

The summer signing from Gloucester City has not featured since the televised draw at home to Dover Athletic almost a month ago having suffered an Achilles injury.

Update ahead of the replay

It is thought that Brandon Goodship, ex Glover and Southend striker, may be struggling for fitness with a back problem and could be ruled out.


A FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS

As you’d imagine, there could be an awful lot of these, so we’ll keep the run-down to players likely to be involved at the weekend.

Brandon Goodship is (no longer) likely (see above) to be in the starting XI for W*ymouth and played eight times for Darren Way’s Yeovil in 2017, scoring a crucial goal in a 1-0 win at Dagenham & Redbridge which helped keep us in the League.

He was released at the end of that campaign and dropped down to the Wessex Stadium where he scored 38 goals in his first season and 39 in his second campaign in the Southern League Premier earning him a move in to the Football League at Southend United.

Despite making more than 50 appearances for the Shrimpers, he was released following their relegation to non-League and returned to Weymouth in the summer.

Right-back Calvin Brooks spent four years in the Huish Park youth set-up but was unable to make a first-team appearance before joining Dorchester Town.

He is now a regular fixture in the Terras back line and committed his future to the club in the summer.