MATCH PREVIEW: Yeovil Town v Aldershot Town

Following the 2-1 victory over Notts County, Aldershot Town hit the road again on Tuesday, to take on 5th placed Yeovil Town, who drew 3-3 at Wrexham on Saturday, with top marksman Rhys Murphy hitting a hat-trick.  

Rob Worrall previews the action; 

Shots Squad: 

Manager Danny Searle is hoping a recent addition to his playing squad will be ready in time for the midweek trip to Huish Park. Defender Myles Anderson has joined on an initial short-term loan from National League rivals Hartlepool United, having spent time with Shots also on loan back in the 2012-13 season. Robbie Tinkler hobbled off on Saturday and is a doubt for the Yeovil game. Should he not make it, Kodi Lyons-Foster could play in his third different defensive position in the last three games, after deputising for Tinkler in the second half against Notts County. Only George Fowler remains out, long term, with a recurrence of last season’s knee injury.  


Name: Yeovil Town FC 

Founded: 1895 (as Yeovil Casuals) 

Nickname: The Glovers 

Manager: Darren Sarll 

Stadium: Huish Park (9,565) 

2018/19 Relegated from League Two 

Brief History: 

Yeovil Town were formed in 1895 and have adopted the nickname “The Glovers” after the history of glove-making in the town. They were relegated from the Football League in last season having been part of it since 2004. A 15-year run which included a very brief stint in the Championship during the 2012/13 season. They’ve started the season strongly back in the National League as they currently sit in 5thplace. 

The Gaffer: 

Darren Sarll took charge of the Glovers in June following a spell in at the helm at Stevenage. Building up to his time as manager of Stevenage, Sarll had accumulated experience in a variety of roles at different clubs mostly based around Youth Development. 

Playing Squad: 

As expected, Yeovil’s squad has gone through a big transformation since relegation from the Football League. Key signings include new captain Lee Collins from League Two side Forest Green Rovers, midfielder Andrew Crofts and forward Rhys Murphy who is the club’s top scorer with 12 league goals to date this season. Jimmy Smith, on loan from Crawley Town, has proven an excellent loan signing, scoring five goals to date from his attacking midfield role.  


Tuesday evening’s referee is Paul Howard, who will be taking charge of his ninth National League match of the season, having shown 18 yellow cards and 2 red cards during his opening eight matches. He has not taken charge of a Shots game to date but did referee Yeovil’s 3-1 home victory over Notts County.   


BBC Surrey Sports Rob Worrall and former Aldershot Town forward Nick Crittenden will be covering the game live on Tuesday evening. Tune in to the BBC Sport website (or the BBC Sport App) from 7:35pm for full match commentary. To interact with them, tweet @RobShot66.