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Yeovil Town vs Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday 14th April 2018, k.o. 3pm
Referee: Gavin Ward
After 12 days away, a mini five-game season kicks off for the Chairboys with a trip to Somerset this weekend, with Gareth Ainsworth’s men knowing that their destiny remains in their own hands if they are to secure promotion to League 1.
Results may not have gone in Wanderers’ favour during their free weekend last week but the 2-1 victory over Grimsby last time out ensured that they remain in the top three, ahead of a meeting with a Glovers side who’ve dented a couple of other promotion attempts in recent weeks.
They stunned Coventry with a 6-2 win and took all three points from Colchester, as well as securing draws at Exeter and Swindon, though they were overcome when they faced Luton in their last encounter at Huish Park, picking up two red cards in the process.
Darren Way’s side will hope for happier times at home against Wycombe, who won the reverse fixture 2-1 back in November and are looking to complete the double by combining their recent defensive resilience with a combative attacking display, with Scott Kashket and Randell Williams adding their names to an illustrious list of options with their performances against the Mariners.
Yeovil welcome back Ryan Dickson after suspension and forward Sam Surridge is back from injury, but striker Francois Zoko misses out due to a ban and Nathan Smith, James Bailey, Dan Alfei, Jake Gray and keepers Stuart Nelson and Artur Krysiak are all injured.
For Wycombe, Sam Saunders is available again after being named in the squad for the first time since January against Grimsby, while Gareth Ainsworth has said that injury victims Tafari Moore, Matt Bloomfield, Curtis Thompson and Anthony Stewart could all return over the next week.
Man in the Middle
A late change to the officials sees Gavin Ward take over from Scott Oldham; Ward has officiated two Wycombe away wins at Cambridge and Cheltenham this season.
He’s shown 113 yellow and four red cards in his 40 games so far.
Wycombe will be in their regular light and dark blue quarters with dark blue shorts.
Wanderers have sold over 500 of their initial allocation of 840 tickets; 400 (standing) in the Radiocabs Stand and 440 (seated) in the Screwfix Community Stand.
Prices are as follows; please note that seated prices increase on the day by £3 and terrace by £2.
Seated (Screwfix Community Stand):
Senior (65+): £17
Disabled: £17 (Carer for wheelchair and ambulant disabled FOC)
Young person (16-21): £13
Under 16: £6
Standing (Radio Cabs Stand):
Senior (65+): £14
Young person (16-21): £12
Under 16: £5
Pre-booked tickets can be posted, collected from Adams Park before 1pm on Friday 13th April, or from Huish Park on the day of the match.
By Adrian Wood
Postcode: BA22 8YF
Using the car? These are the 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 = 121 (average journey time 2 hours 16 minutes)
Suggested car parking area
Car parking is available at Huish Park, priced at £3 a car on both sides of the ground. Follow the brown directional signs from the A303 and the Asda Roundabout.
YTFC ask all supporters visiting Huish Park to be respectful to their neighbours. There are large areas of industrial estates to the west of the stadium and large residential areas to the east. If fans wish to park off site they ask that you favour the industrial areas and minimise disruption to the local residents.
Fancy 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. Possible timings are departures at 10:20 and 11:20 arriving at 12:38 and 13:38 respectively. 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 for away fans
Away fans are mostly situated in the Radio Cabs Stand at one end of the ground. This is an uncovered terrace, so hope for a dry day. Up to 1,500 supporters can be housed in this area. Additionally around 600 seats are allocated to visiting fans in the Screwfix Community Stand, along one side of the pitch, which is covered. The main enquiries number at the stadium is 01935 423 662.
Spare time before or after match?
The nearest hostelries are all a 10-15 min walk from the ground. There is ‘The Arrow’ and ‘The Airfield Tavern’. The latter has the benefit of a handy fish and chip shop located next door called Palmers. ‘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.
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