Yate Town v Larkhall Athletic – Match Preview

Yate Town v Larkhall Athletic

Yate Town v Larkhall Athletic – Friday 10th November – kick-off 7.45pm
It’s Friday Night football!!

Yate Town, like many other clubs in our division, are trialling a Friday night game to see if this can attract more fans to watch with no other football locally at this time.

Following an upturn in fortunes recently and last Saturday, Yate Town’s game against Evesham United looked to be heading for a 1-1 draw with 20 minutes to go, but then side lost its way making some unforced errors and conceded four quick-fire goals. Yate Town manager, Darren Mullings was forthright in his interview after the game and will be looking for his side to bounce back strongly against a Larkhall side who have made a good start to their League campaign and have also enjoyed much Cup success this season.

Mullings will be hoping that he can bring back some of his injured players with Lewis Hall, Dan Dempsey, James Bryne hoping to be in contention and Ewan McMillan is available after a one match suspension following five books earlier in the season.

Will Larvin has however returned to Bristol Rovers after his one-month loan period but Finley Bell’s loan was recently extended to the end of November and Callum Hutton’s loan period from Bristol City has now been extended until 7th January.

One player leaving the club is Joe Paradise who has signed for Paulton Rovers.

The club will be holding a bucket collection for the Royal British Legion at half-time and also military personnel can gain free entry if they show their military card at the turnstiles.

Royal British LegionYate Town FC are proud to remember and show our never-ending gratitude to those who have and continue to serve this country and it is important that we continue to remember those who have fought for our protection and defence. We also plan to have one minutes silence before the game, with a bugle playing the “Last Post” via the PA system, as a mark of respect.

We also welcome Yate United Under 11 Reds to the game as our mascot group and hope that they all enjoy their evening.

So, bring your friends, family and anyone else you can think of and let’s see if a Friday night game can also attract a bigger than usual attendances – as did the Pay What You Want game against Exmouth Town that attracted 464 fans, despite the poor weather prior to the game.
A gate of 500 plus would be great to have – for the club, the players and the fans.

And if you need a pre-match bite to eat – there is always the wonderful food choices from Ed’s van – so don’t go hungry!

Pork, Stuffing, Gravy and Chips

BE THERE and help create a great atmosphere under the lights.

The opponents
Larkhall currently sit in 14th position in the League table but have only played 8 League games due to their exploits in the FA Cup and the FA Trophy. In the FA Cup they hosted local neighbours Bath City in the Second Qualifying Round and after going 2-0 up eventually lost 2-3 with Bath scoring two late goals in front of an all-ticket crowd of 1000 at their picturesque home ground. In the FA Trophy, two weeks ago, they lost 1-2 at home to Horsham from the Isthmian League Premier Division, having captain Sam Boulton sent off late in the game. Six days later – last Friday night – Horsham drew 3-3 at League One side Barnsley in the FA Cup.

Larkhall Athletic had no game last Saturday as they were due to play Hamworthy, who have withdrawn from the League. The Bath based club have shown their credentials in the League as last month they beat Mousehole 2-0 at home and then drew 2-2 at Willand, following this up with a 1-0 win at home to Melksham. A threat up front is Harvey Pritchard who is a regular scorer for Larkhall and he has scored 3 goals in the last 4 games.

The Larkhall Athletic side includes former Yate Town players including Alex Lambert and Sam Boulton.

Match day information

Admission prices: £12 adult: Concessions (Over 65, Students& NHS) £8: Children (11-17) £5: Under 11 Free
Programmes: £2 – special article on defender Ewan McMillan
The bar is open from 6.15pm
Turnstiles open: 6.15pm
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).