MATCH PREVIEW: Tavistock (H) – The Isuzu FA Trophy First Qualifying Round

Yate Town v Tavistock

Tavistock AFC preview

The Isuzu FA Trophy First Qualifying Round

Saturday 9th September


After exiting the FA Cup at Merthyr last Saturday it’s more cup action with the Isuzu FA Trophy now taking front of stage with £1500 up for grabs in prize money for the winners.

Last season Tavistock finished a very creditable sixth in their first season in the Southern League Division One South after winning the Western League the previous season. They have not got off to the best of starts, but like the Bluebells gained their first league point of the season on August Bank Holiday Monday in a 2-2 draw with high flying Mousehole, getting their equaliser in the 96th minute. Tavistock made an early exit from the FA Cup losing 3-5 at home to Western League Barnstable Town in the Preliminary Round on 19th August.

Yate manager John Rendell has had two training session with his players during the week and will be looking for a positive result against a team sitting level on points with the Bluebells – both teams have one point from four league games and occupy the bottom two places in the Southern League Division One South table, with Yate having the superior goal difference.

If the game is level after 90 minutes, then extra time will be played with the tie settled on penalties if there is no winner at the end of this period. The winners of Saturday’s game will play either Mousehole or Malvern away on Saturday 23rd September – both clubs from the Southern league Division One South.

Please note that the Tour of Britain (Stage 7) Cycle Race will be travelling through Yate and Chipping Sodbury on Saturday – and there will be road closures. The riders will travel along the A432 through Yate and then onto Stover Road and Yate Road as they head on towards Iron Acton.

Riders are expected to pass through Chipping Sodbury at around 1.35pm, Yate at 1.38pm and Dursley at 2.14pm. Depending on conditions and the speed of the race, the actual times could be up to 10-15 minutes earlier or later.  Most of the race will operate a rolling road closure, meaning roads will only be closed for around 30 minutes while the race passes through. More information can be found on

The match is in memory of Janet Croft, loved by all at Yate Town FC. We will be holding a minute’s silence at the start of the game

 As it’s a Cup game it’s an ALL PAY game.

Admission prices: £12 adult: Concessions (Over 65 and Students) £8: Children (11-16) £5: Under 11 Free

Programmes: £2 – special article on Darren Mullings

The bar is open from 1.00pm

Turnstiles open: 1pm

Food available inside the ground.

Please note that the South West Interiors Stadium is a NO dogs ground (apart from guide dogs).