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PREVIEW: Yeovil Town v Coventry City - Sky Blues travel to Huish Park to face the Glovers

25 August 2017

Venue: Huish Park

Competition: Sky Bet League Two 

Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017.

Kick-off: 3pm

The Sky Blues will be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s disappointing defeat at home to Newport County when they head to Huish Park to take on Yeovil Town.

Reece Cole’s speculative effort was the games’ only goal at the Ricoh Arena last week as Coventry dropped their first points of the Sky Bet League Two season.

Next up for City is the long trip south west to Somerset to face the Glovers, who also will be hoping for an improvement this time out after throwing away a 3-1 lead against rivals Forest Green Rovers to lose 4-3 in the dying embers a week ago.

Remarkably, there has been 22 goals in Yeovil’s first three league games with ten of those coming in their opening day 8-2 defeat away to Luton Town that saw them initially take the lead but go into the break 5-1 down.

Despite some troubles defensively, the Glovers have demonstrated enough fire power in attack to hurt teams. Three goals in ten minutes from Francois Zoko and Southampton loanee Olufela Olomola helped them on their way to a 3-2 victory over Wycombe at Huish Park a fortnight ago and they will be looking to keep their 100% home record intact for as long as possible. 

The Opponents

Former Sky Blues loan star James Bailey is one who fans will remember fondly. Now Yeovil’s captain, Bailey enjoyed two loan spells in Coventry scoring twice, notably a 94th minute winner against Oldham in a classic under the floodlights at the Ricoh Arena.

Olomola is one to keep an eye out for at Huish Park. The teenager who is on-loan in Somerset until January, has found the net three times in his first three first team games and gives Yeovil a set of youthful legs to accompany the experienced Zoko, who has made over 200 Football League appearances.

At the helm for the Glovers is Darren Way who has been with the club for the best part of 17 years. The manager initially joined the Somerset club during their 2000-2001 Conference campaign and despite being tempted away by Swansea City, came back on loan after the club made it into the Football League.

Way has overseen 90 games as Yeovil manager winning 27.

Memorable Meetings

Over the Sky Blues’ last five meetings with Yeovil, the game has ended as a tie three times with Yeovil winning on penalties in the Checkatrade Trophy on one of those occasions.

Goals from Simeon Jackson and Reda Johnson gave Coventry the victory when the sides met in 2014, either side of a Sam Foley strike for Yeovil.

Johnson gave City the lead after just seven minutes in what was the club’s second game back at the Ricoh Arena. Foley’s goal early on in the second half looked as if it was enough to share the points but with twenty minutes to go Jackson popped up to seal the win for the Sky Blues.

Last Five Meetings

Yeovil Town 0-0 Coventry City (Yeovil win 4-3 on penalties) – Tuesday 6th October 2015 – Checkatrade Trophy

Yeovil Town 0-0 Coventry City – Saturday 24th January 2015 – SkyBet League One

Coventry City 2-1 Yeovil Town – Saturday 13th September 2014 – SkyBet League One

Coventry City 0-1 Yeovil Town – Saturday 9th February 2013 – SkyBet League One

Yeovil Town 1-1 Coventry City – Saturday 18th August 2012 – SkyBet League One

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REPORT: Yeovil Town 2-0 Coventry City - Sky Blues come away empty handed from Huish Park

A goal in each half gives the home side the three points..

26 August 2017

The Sky Blues have fallen to their second defeat of the season after losing 2-0 to Yeovil Town at Huish Park...

Goals from Rhys Browne and Olufela Olomola either side of half time were the difference between the two sides in a game the visitors controlled but lacked end product.

Marc McNulty came close on several occasions but Yeovil’s goalkeeper and man of the match Artur Krysiak was sublime in earning his side a cleansheet.

The Sky Blues started the afternoon with intent. Jodi Jones found himself with space to charge into on the edge of the home area before forcing a strong save from Krysiak from range.

Duckens Nazon and Tony Andreu were both causing problems for Glovers but it was McNulty who was presented with a golden chance on twenty minutes. Chris Stokes drove forward down the left and found the former Pompey man in the area but his snatched effort was fired over the bar.

Moments later the Sky Blues were calling for a penalty. Liam Kelly played a beautifully weighted ball over the home defence that Andreu chased, only to come together with Sid Nelson in the area. The referee waved play on.

Despite the onslaught it would be Yeovil who opened the scoring at Huish Park. Glovers striker Rhys Browne was denied a goal moments earlier when his shot was blocked by teammate Francois Zoko, but this time there was nobody in the way when he side footed the ball into the empty net after rounded Liam O’Brien. The home side had earned themselves an unlikely lead at the break.

Yeovil started the second period the better of the two sides but Andreu’s 30-yard free kick nearly told a different story. The Frenchman’s curler had to be tipped onto the post by Krysiak and behind for a corner.

As the second half grew older, Krysiak was called upon several times to maintain his sides advantage. McNulty rose highest to head a Doyle cross goalward but the shot-stopper again was on hand to push the ball past the post.

Olomola was causing problems for City on the counter attack and doubled Yeovil’s lead with 15 minutes to go. The teenager rode several challenges and charged into the area before firing his shot across O’Brien and into the bottom corner.

The Sky Blues are next in action against Shrewsbury Town at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday night in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Yellow: Olomola.

Attendance: 3,754 (1,056)

Teams:

Yeovil Town XI: Krysiak (GK), N.Smith, Mugabi, Khan, C.Smith, Browne, Dickson, Zoko, Bailey (C), Olomola, Nelson (Davies 90').

Yeovil Town Subs: Maddison (GK), James, Santos, Gray, Green, Surridge.

Coventry City XI: O'Brien (GK), Grimmer, Willis, Hyam, Stokes, Doyle (C), Kelly, Jones, Nazon (Biamou 80'), Andreu (Beavon 62'), McNulty.

Coventry City Subs: Burge, Pearson, Di. Kelly-Evans, Stevenson, Vincenti, Biamou. 

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TICKETS: Yeovil Town v Coventry City - Just over 900 tickets have been sold in advance

The Sky Blues travel to Huish Park to face the Glovers...

25 August 2017

Just over 900 tickets have been sold in advance for Coventry City’s away game against Yeovil Town this Saturday...

The SkyBet League Two encounter against Yeovil takes place on 26th August, with a 3pm kick off at Huish Park.

Tickets are available on the day, but with a price increase applying on matchday.

 MATCHDAY TICKET PRICES:

Standing (Radio Cabs Stand - Uncovered Terrace):

Adult - £18 
Seniors (65+) - £16 
Young Adult (16-21) - £14 
Under 16 - £5.00

Seating (Screwfix Community Stand)

Adult - £24 
Senior (65+) - £20 
Young Adult (16-21) - £16 
Under 16 - £6

HOW TO BUY:

Visit the away cash turnstiles from 1:30pm 

COLLECTIONS, QUERIES AND FEES:

Where ticket collection is chosen, tickets can be collected from the Butts Park Arena Ticket Office until midday on Friday 25th August.

Uncollected tickets will be available at Yeovil’s ticket office on the day for collection.

If your tickets has not arrived – please e-mail ticket.office@ccfc.co.uk

COACH TRAVEL TO HUISH PARK: 

All coach seat prices are £20 per person. Coaches will leave from White Street Coach Park, CV1 5FX at 8am.

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