Yeovil Town Preview Tuesday 25th September
MK Dons travel away to Yeovil Town on Tuesday night. This is the rearranged fixture after the original date was cancelled due to international call ups. MKDSA have investigated details ahead of this upcoming visit.
Yeovil Town have dropped down to 10th position after losing 3-0 at home to Swindon on Saturday. Before this outing, the glovers had won 4 of their last 5 games to push themselves into a playoff position with some large victories in the process. Their season started away from home at Bury which is they lost to the single goal. August saw Yeovil with a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and that loss versus Bury. September has seen the Somerset side win 2 away games including a 6-0 hammering of Newport County. Goals do not appear to be a problem for this Yeovil side who also put 4 past Notts County Away. However, the strongest results appear to be on the road with mixed form at Huish Park.
Whilst the Dons lost for the first time in the league this season after a last-minute goal for league leaders Lincoln City. In the last 3 league outings, Dons have conceded late after initially taking the lead.
Players to Watch
Alex Fisher has started the season in fine form for Yeovil Town. The 6ft 2in striker has netted 4 goals in 7 games and has also chipped in with an assist. Fisher is a well-travelled player having experience of playing in Spain, Belgium, Scotland, Italy and the English football league. All 4 of Fishers goals this season have come on his right foot inside the area.
Rhys Healey came off the bench to score low at Lincolns near post to put the Dons ahead on Saturday. Rhys also had the ball in the net for his second to only be cruelly disallowed by the assistant referee’s flag for offside. The on-loan Cardiff City man also scored in the 3-3 draw vs Peterborough United in the Checkatrade Trophy. Will his performances be enough for Tis to provide him with a starting role at Huish Park?
Yeovil are managed by former player Darren Way who has been in charge since December 2015. Darren’s playing career was primarily with Yeovil making 230 appearances for the glovers.
In December 2008, Darren was involved in a serious car accident leaving him with injuries that ultimately ended his playing career. Darren was able to overcome the prognosis of doctors to be able to walk again and started working with Yeovil again as a coach. Darren worked with Yeovil as a first team coach for 5 seasons before taking the management position initially on an interim basis. Three years of management has seen the club based primarily towards the bottom of league 2 and finished 19th last season. However, the Glovers had more successful cup runs reaching the semi-finals of the Checkatrade trophy and experiencing a large cup tie in the FA Cup 4th round versus Manchester United.
Yeovil have a building list of players visiting the medical room rather than the training ground. Defender Gary Warren missed the home match vs Swindon through injury. Stuart Nelson, James Bailey, Francois Zoko and Wes McDonald are also all out through injury. However, Tom James was back in the squad after returning from a month out with a hip problem.
Tisdale has admitted that he is still in the process of trial and error following the 2-1 loss to Lincoln City. This could result in more changes ahead of the trip to Huish Park.
Ryan Harley has returned to training following injury and will be pushing for a position in the squad. Conor McGrandles, Peter Pawlett & Lawson D’Ath remain long term absences.
Primarily, away supporters are situated behind the goal in the radio cabs stand. This is an open terrace which can support up to 1,500 fans. However, on occasions Yeovil will open the right side of the Screwfix community stand which is covered and will hold 600 seats. Both stands along the touchlines are single tier and at the same height. The Thatcher’s Gold stand generates most of the noise from the home supporters. This is a covered terrace behind the goal furthest away from the visiting supporters.
Many thanks to Yeovil Town Football Club Disabled Supporters Association (YTFC DSA) for the below information:
Disabled Fan Segregation
There is segregation: Away disabled supporters sit in the away end with the away supporters.
Wheelchair users are accommodated in 4 sets of bays set into the front of the Screwfix Stand at pitch level, all bays having room for around 5 wheelchairs. There is no provision for companions or assistants to sit alongside the wheelchair user but there is a companion’s row directly behind the bays. One companion with any disabled person using a wheelchair receives their admission to the ground free of charge. Visiting Disabled supporters are accommodated at the away end side of the Screwfix Stand and have 5 wheelchair places. For help, look out for and ask a Steward.
Yeovil have three adult & one child’s wheelchair, plus 16 waterproof blankets, available for free hire whilst at the match. Supporters wishing to use the wheelchair and blanket service are advised to contact the nearest Steward on arrival at the match and then return the equipment to the nearest Steward, after the match.
Blind and Partially Sighted Fans
There is a “Soccer Sight” dedicated audio descriptive commentary service, with 10 headsets available for use by Home & Away supporters. Commentary commences approximately 5 to 10 minutes before kick-off. Supporters wishing to use this commentary service are advised to contact the nearest Steward inside the ground, on arrival at the match and then return the equipment to the nearest Steward, after the match.
Supporters with ambulatory disabilities on digression will qualify for a complimentary companion ticket, provided that they are in receipt of the middle or higher rate of the Disability Living Allowance (mobility or care component) and have access to seating nearest the entrances/exits. We advise you to contact the club for further details.
Toilets & Catering
1 accessible toilet (alarmed) is available in each covered stand in close proximity, which is entered by RADAR key. There are no dedicated catering outlets but they are handily sited behind the stands. Access to both snack-bars in the Screwfix Stand is level and flat and there is an accessible toilet beside the snack-bar nearest to the home end terrace.
Advance of matchday (before 12 noon on Tuesday 25th September)
Seniors (over-65): £17
Supporters with a disability/wheelchair users: £17
Young person (16-23): £10
Seniors (over-65): £20
Supporters with a disability/wheelchair users: £20
Young person (16-23): £12
Supporters with a disability can book tickets for £17 and are entitled to a FREE personal assistant.
MK Dons coach travel is on sale for £22 with a £1 discount for season ticket holders.
For Drivers, the postcode is BA22 8YF. From Stadium MK, join the A421 towards Buckingham. Continue on this road through Buckingham and Bicester. As you pass Bicester village you will approach the M40/A34 junction. Continue on the A34 towards Oxford. Leave the A34 and travel West onto the A303. Continue on the road past Stonehenge and into Yeovil. Turn left of the A303 onto the A37 and travel on this road until taking the third exit onto Thorne Lane. Turn left of Thorne Lane onto Western Avenue and turn right onto Copse Road. From here you should be able to see the stadium as you turn left into Lufton Way.
The stadium is 3.4 miles out of Yeovil Town Centre and 5.1 miles from the train station, therefore, if you are arriving by train we suggest that you book a taxi from the station and back to the station after the game, before your day of travel. This is because there is no guarantee that there will be a taxi at the station on your arrival plus no taxis are available outside the stadium after the game, unless pre-booked. Like most football grounds, getting away after the game can be a nightmare; therefore, we suggest that you book your return train travel time out of Yeovil, at least 1 hour & 30 minutes after the end of the game.
Yeovil have official parking available at the ground behind the away terrace. Parking is available at £3 in this area. Alternatively, there is street parking available around the ground.
The Football Supporters Federation (FSF) are surveying supporters with the aim to improve away fans experience and encourage more supporters to travel to watch their team. If you would like to add your views, please take a couple of minutes to complete the below survey