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Match Preview: Yeovil Town

18 October 2018

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers will aim to make it four Sky Bet League Two wins in a row away at Yeovil Town on Saturday.

Harvey Gilmour netted the decisive goal in the second half as Micky Mellon’s Rovers beat Macclesfield Town 1-0 under the Prenton Park floodlights last Friday night, a result which sees them in fifth heading into the fixture at Huish Park.

Having played 12 games so far this term, Darren Way’s Glovers find themselves 15th in the fourth-tier.

Their match away at Cheltenham Town scheduled for last Saturday was postponed due to international call-ups.

The Glovers season so far

Yeovil Town are seven points behind Rovers ahead of kick-off on Saturday and will be hoping for three points to close the gap on the teams in the top half of the division.

They began the season in strong fashion, collecting eight points in August, and they will be hoping to regain that form, starting this weekend.

The highlight of the season so far is the 6-0 victory at Newport County, with the Exiles currently occupying one of the automatic promotion places.

One to watch

Alex Fisher, Yeovil’s top scorer this term, will be the man that the Rovers defence will need to be wary of.

The Londoner began his career with Oxford United after coming through the youth system at the club, spending loan spells at non-league Brackley Town and Oxford City, where he scored 12 goals in 16 games, in his early professional years.

Fisher then joined Glenn Hoddle’s Academy in Spain, and from there, earned a deal with local side Jerez Industrial, netting 11 goals in the 2010/11 season.

After one season in Spain, he then turned out for three Belgian clubs, initially Tienen, before agreeing further moves to Mechelen and Heist.

A brief stint in Italy at Monza followed prior to Fisher returning to the UK, plying his trade at Mansfield Town, Torquay United, Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Motherwell.

The 28-year-old striker signed for Yeovil in January and leads the way this season with five goals

The referee

Staffordshire-based Christopher Sarginson will take charge of Tranmere Rovers’ Sky Bet League Two encounter down at Yeovil Town on Saturday.

Sarginson is taking charge of Tranmere for the first time this season, and so far, this term he has brandished 24 yellow cards and no red ones from his 10 matches.

Marvyn Amphlett and Samuel Ogles will run the line while Michael Webb is the fourth official.

Tickets

We have been allocated 640 tickets with 300 in the Radio Cabs Stand (Terrace) and 340 in the Screwfix Community Stand (Seated).

Prices are as follows: 

Screwfix Community Stand (Seated)

 Adult: £21

Senior 65+: £17

Disabled/Wheelchair*: £17

Young Person (Aged 16-21): £10

Under 16: £3

*Carer Free Of charge with disabled supporters*

Radio Cabs Stand (Terrace)

Adult: £16

Senior 65+: £14

Young Person (Aged 16-21): £9

Under 16: £2

 

Pay on the gate is available but with an increase in price. There will be a £3 increase in the seated section and a £2 increase for the terrace section.

Coach tickets are also on sale for this fixture. 

Tickets will go off sale at 4pm on Friday 19th October. 

Coach travel is also available to purchase for this fixture. It will depart at 7:30am.

Adult member: £38

Concession member: £36

Adult non-member: £39

Concession non-member: £37

You can purchase tickets for this fixture in store on online by clicking here.

 

Match coverage

If you aren’t making the long trip down to Somerset, then here’s how you can keep in touch with TRFC.

You can now sign up to Tranmere Rovers’ iFollow, which allows access to extended highlights and interviews with manager Micky Mellon and a player, after the game.

To sign up, click here

Alternatively, you can follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the fixture, followed by a match report.

Twitter: @tranmererovers

Facebook: @trfcofficial

Instagram: @tranmererovers

 


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