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MATCH PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN v LUTON TOWN

22 August 2015

All you need to know ahead of Yeovil trip

Yeovil Town v Luton Town
Sky Bet League 2
Saturday 22nd August 2015, kick-off 3pm

Live coverage on lutontown.co.uk, live commentary on Hatters Player

• Both sides yet to win this season in League 2
• Yeovil lost all four games in all competitions
• Town’s second away game
• Hosts lost to Bristol Rovers and QPR at home
• Hatters’ second-ever visit (last 0-0, 2007)

WHO? Yeovil Town, aka the Glovers, from Huish Park, Yeovil in Somerset. The club were formed 120 years ago in 1895 as Yeovil Casuals. Managed by Paul Sturrock, the Glovers were promoted to the Football League in 2003 and have twice been promoted as a League side. They won the League 1 title in 2004/05 and then won promotion to the Championship through the Play-Offs in 2012/13. Two successive relegations, however, followed and now the club find themselves back in League 2 for the first time in 10 years.

WHERE? The Glovers play their home games at Huish (pronunciations vary) Park. The stadium itself was only opened in 1990 and holds 9,565. Hatters fans making the journey to Somerset have the option of sitting in covered seating beside the pitch, or standing on an open terrace behind the goal. 

HOW TO GET THERE? It’s a three-hour 150-mile drive down to Yeovil from Luton. Take the M1 south, M25 anti-clockwise then M3 and then the A303 west. The ground is located on the very outskirts of Yeovil and is signposted from the A303. Leave the A303 at the Cartgate roundabout and take the A3088 towards Yeovil. Follow the road for around four miles until you reach a roundabout on the outskirts of Yeovil with the Westlands Airfield directly in front of you. Turn left at this roundabout and then continue straight on, crossing a number of roundabouts. As you pass the entrance to an Asda superstore, take the next left for the ground, which can be seen from the road. The postcode is BA22 8YF.

HOW THEY DOING? After finishing bottom of the Championship and League 1 in their last two seasons, Glovers fans – who have seen their team win just 18 times in that time – will be hoping for a better campaign this time round. However, Sturrock’s side haven’t got off to the best of starts, losing all four games in league and cup so far. They lost their season opener at Exeter, were beaten 3-0 at home by QPR in the Capital One Cup last Tuesday and on Saturday they fell to late 1-0 defeat against our opponents tonight. On Tuesday night they lost 1-0 at York.

HAVEN’T WE MET BEFORE? Saturday’s encounter will be only the fourth meeting between the two sides with the Town protecting an unbeaten record. The Hatters won the first-ever meeting 4-0 in the League Cup in 2003. The clubs met in League 1 in 2007/08 with a goalless draw at Huish Park before a Calvin Andrew goal gave the Hatters a 1-0 win in what was the last meeting on New Year’s Day 2008 at Kenilworth Road.

TICKETS. The Hatters’ last, and only, trip to Yeovil was on a Tuesday night, so if you fancying making the journey to Somerset to back the Town, click here to find out price details. You can pay on the day but tickets cost an extra £2, so it might be worth buying in advance from the ticket office.

LIVE AND ONLINE. As ever, we’ll be reporting live from Huish Park. Build-up starts at noon, so get on our early blog on the Wall for all the latest updates. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for photos, videos and all the behind-the-scenes action. Hatters Player subscribers will be able to listen to live commentary from just before 3pm with Simon Pitts in the press box. Post-match, remember to check out the official website, YouTube channel and Player for reports, interviews and photographs and don’t forget to tune in from midday on Wednesday for all the highlights in glorious HD!

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