Match Preview: Yate Town v Paulton Rovers

Yate Town v Paulton Rovers

Monday 1st April 2024 – kick-off 3.00pm

A local derby on Easter Monday should attract a good crowd to the South West Interiors Stadium and with the visitors, Paulton Rovers, fighting to stay in the Southern League and Yate Town hoping to reignite their play-off hopes there is plenty to play for by both sides in the final few weeks of the season.

Following Yate Town’s 2-0 win at Westbury United on Good Friday Yate Town manager, Darren Mullings’ squad will have an extra day’s rest more than their opponents, as Paulton Rovers played on Saturday, when they lost 0-1 at home to Cribbs. Mullings will be hoping to select from the same 16 as on Friday but has the option of adding Jack Ball to the squad.

Our opponents:

Paulton Rovers have had a difficult season and are on their third manager but present manager Richard Fey has started to change things around and after Exmouth Town appeared to be certainties to occupy the one relegation spot earlier this season, the Devon based club have turned things around and have moved off the bottom and currently sit in 17th place, two places above bottom club Paulton Rovers, who themselves have showed signs of improvement and will be looking to close the gap on both Exmouth (who moved up one place following their 3-1 win against Willand on Saturday) and Westbury who have now dropped to 18th place. It will be a big task to avoid the drop, but with 6 games still to play in April, Paulton still have everything to play for.

Back on Boxing Day Paulton Rovers beat Yate Town 1-0 with David O’Hare scoring the only goal of the game early in the second half – this being only one of Paulton’s five wins this season in the League.

Paulton include a number of players who started the season playing for Yate Town with Joe Hall, Milo Murgatroyd, Aaron Parsons and Chris Peck likely to be involved but Sam Pashen may not have recovered from injury in time to be selected.

Recent form guide

Following a home loss against Westbury United (0-1) and then a heavy defeat at Bishops Cleeve (2-6) towards the end of February, player manager Kyle Tooze’s last game in charge, changes in personnel has seen an improvement and despite a 1-2 home defeat at the hands of Bashley, the following three games have ended in draws against teams who are looking to make the play-offs with goalless draws at both Evesham United and Bideford sandwiched in between being a 4-4 draw at home to Bemerton before Saturday’s reversal against Cribbs.

Other things to know …

The match day programme –

We have had many positive comments about the upgraded programme and in the programme there is a big feature on Yate Town forward Calum English-Brown, plus a host of action photographs and many interesting articles to read. Joe Guest in the player on the front cover.

Please remember that it is another item that not only helps promote the club but also is added revenue to the club.

Please try to bring the correct money with you (£2) – or you can also pay by card at the turnstiles.

Match day information  

Admission prices: 

Adult: £12

Concessions: Over 65, Students, NHS, armed forces and fire services – just show correct ID information: £8

Children: (11-17) £5 

Under 11: Free 

Bristol City, Bristol Rovers and Forest Green fans – show your season ticket at the turnstiles to gain entry for £8

Programmes: £2 – special article on midfield player and Yate Town forward Calum-English-Brown

The bar is open from 1.00pm

Turnstiles open: 1.30pm

Plenty of parking space available

Food available inside the ground.

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

Yate Town FC website: www.yatetown.co.uk