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The Big Match Preview: Yeovil

7 October 2016

All you need to know ahead of the Sky Bet League Two clash at Huish Park on Saturday (k.o. 3pm).

Yeovil Town vs Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday 8th October 2016, k.o. 3pm
Huish Park, BA22 8YF
Referee: Lee Probert

After four successive home wins, it's time for that elusive victory on the road!

Gareth Ainsworth's men have picked up real momentum after a tough start to the Sky Bet League Two campaign, and it's no coincidence that the return from injury of several star players has come at a time when the Blues are playing their best football and collecting results.

A much-changed starting XI impressed in the 3-0 win over West Ham U21s in midweek which gives the manager the best kind of selection headache, with every fit member of the squad knocking on the door for a place in the side.

They've found the winning formula at Adams Park but it's away from home where they now need to change their fortunes, with the trip to Mansfield coming seven days after their venture into Somerset.

Wanderers' four defeats on their travels have come at the sides currently placed third, fourth, fifth and sixth in the league, but they'll hope to fare better against a Glovers outfit struggling in 21st position.

Darren Way's men suffered a 4-1 loss at Plymouth last weekend but they were successful in their last home game, defeating Cheltenham 4-2.

Last season's meeting at Huish Park brought the Blues a first ever league win over Yeovil, with Luke O'Nien's second-half strike securing a 1-0 success. However, the Glovers hold the upper hand in the head-to-head standings with six wins and two draws from the nine encounters.

Tickets
Tickets are off advance sale from 1pm on Friday, but can be purchased on arrival at Huish Park.

On-the-day prices are as follows:

Adults: £24
Seniors (65+): £20
Young Person (16-21): £16
Under 16s: £6 

Recommended road directions
Take the A404 south, leading to the A404(M) and the westbound M4. Exit motorway at J11 and take the A33 towards Basingstoke. Follow signs for M3 into the Basingstoke Ring Road. Join the M3 signposted Southampton. Leave the M3 at J8 then merge onto the A303 (s/p The South West, Andover). Do not take the A359 or A37 turnings to Yeovil but continue on the A303 until you reach the Cartgate Roundabout. Here take the A3088 (s/p Yeovil). At the roundabout facing the Agusta Westland Airfield turn left onto Bunford Lane. Go straight over the next roundabout and at the roundabout by the Asda Supermarket take the 1st exit into Lufton Way. This will bring you to the front of Huish Park and the entrance to the away supporters’ car park.

Mileage from High Wycombe = 122

Recommended area for car parking
Brown directional signs are provided from all the major routes for both home and away fans. The away fans’ car park is located at Gate A at the Lufton Way entrance to the ground. Car Parking costs £2 payable to the steward on the gate. In addition there is limited on street parking in the streets around the stadium.

Using the train?
This is possible by train but it’s not the easiest of trips. There is a direct service from London Waterloo to Yeovil Junction, average journey time 2h 18m. Yeovil Junction though is almost 5 miles away from the stadium. There is a bus No.68 which runs from Yeovil Junction to the town centre. You can then take the regular First Traveller No.1 service (every 15 minutes), which drops you near the stadium at the Abbey Manor Park Housing Estate. The No.68 connects with the No.1 at the Lloyds TSB Bank, located on the town centre High Street (make sure you catch the No.1 with 'Abbey Manor Park' on the front). There are trains back from Yeovil Junction to Waterloo at 18:31, 19:29 and 20:29.

Facilities around the ground
The nearest hostelries are all a 10-15 min walk from the ground. There is ‘The Arrow’ and ‘The Airfield Tavern’ (formerly called ‘Brewsters’) ‘The Arrow’ comes recommended and also serves food. To find this pub, from the ground car park, walk back up the road past the ground to the top and turn right. At the end of this road, turn left onto the main road and after a short distance take the first right. Go straight down this road through the new looking residential area and after about ten minutes of walking, you will see a clearing on your right and just beyond this there are some shops and the Arrow pub in the middle. The pub does have a large car park.

Can't make it?
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