Match Preview: Mousehole v Yate Town

Match Preview
Mousehole v Yate Town – Saturday 20th January Kick-off 3pm

On Saturday Yate Town make their longest journey of the season to play newly promoted Mousehole, who won the Western League last season. Back in late September Mousehole won 2-1 at Yate and after Will Sage had scored a first half goal Mousehole struck back with two quickfire goals in the second half to bag the three points.
However, Mousehole will come up against a Yate Town team who have made excellent progress since then and are undefeated in 2024, winning 2 games and drawing the other two played so far in 2024 following back-to-back home wins against Larkhall and Bemerton – with Yate Town manager, Darren Mullings, being able to start both games with the same 11 players and will be hoping to have a similar line up at Mousehole with no injuries reported.

Mousehole, the Seagulls, after an excellent start to the season at the higher level, found the going a bit tougher as the season progressed. However, their form has improved lately and they beat Bemerton 3-1 and Westbury 4-0 in Cornwall just before Christmas then drew 2-2 at Exmouth on Boxing Day. On New Years Day their home game against Tavistock was postponed and they then drew 3-3 at Paulton Rovers and last Saturday they drew 1-1 at Bideford. They currently sit in 8th position in the League, having scored 42 goals in their 19 League games, conceding 32 and have 27 points. Tim Nixon has scored 4 goals in his last 7 appearances and is a man in form having returned to the club for his second spell.

For those Yate Town fans travelling the Mousehole FC address is Trungle Parc, Paul, Penzance TR19 6AZ. Note that the ground is NOT in the village of Mousehole. Take B3315 from Newlyn up a long hill (Chywoone Hill), turn left after it has flattened out where signposted to Mousehole AFC. Then turn right where again signposted in the middle of Paul village and go to the far end and follow the signs. The 203 miles journey from Yate should take about 4 hours with a stop enroute.

Parking is available at the ground on a first-come first-served basis. Please follow the directions of the stewards. We suggest you arrive early to avoid congestion. Alternatively, park in Mousehole (2 car parks) and walk up the hill to us in the village. Be warned however that this involves a steep climb. Food and drink – There is a pub in Paul – The King’s Arms which serves excellent food. At the ground there is a fully-stocked bar, featuring the club’s sponsors Verdant plus a wide selection of other beers, wine, spirits and soft drinks. A tea hut serves a selection of hot drinks, pasties and sausage rolls, snacks and cakes. The clubhouse and tea hut will open approximately 2 hours before kick-off.