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PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN (H)

5 April 2019

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Swindon kick off an important week of football with the visit of Yeovil Town, hoping to win their third game on the bounce in League Two.

After successive wins against Morecambe and Bury, Town have the visit of the Glovers before trips to Newport and Oldham on Tuesday and Saturday respectively.

Last week’s victory over Bury at Gigg Lane, put the Robins back in contention for a play-off spot; however, they will need to maintain their winning run of the overwhelming majority of the remainder of the season.

One man who seems to have hit form at the right time is Kaiyne Woolery – he has scored three in the last two games. Two of them came against second-placed Bury in his best performance in a Town shirt. He rounded the game off with a selfless assist for fellow forward Theo Robinson.

The Oppo

The Glovers are in a funk – in stark contrast to the last time the two West Country sides faced.

Back in September, Yeovil were unbeaten in six and had beaten Newport 6-0 at Rodney Parade in the week before the clash at Huish Park. Swindon, under Phil Brown at the time, won the game 3-0 and sparked a seven-game winless run.

This time around, the Somerset side have lost their last five as they plummet towards the bottom two – they will hoping for a similar reversal in fortunes as when they last faced the Robins.

Form

Saturday 30 March 2019               Yeovil 1-3 Newport                         L              League Two

Saturday 23 March 2019               MK Dons 2-0 Yeovil                         L              League Two

Saturday 16 March 2019               Yeovil 0-2 Macclesfield                   L              League Two

Tuesday 12 March 2019                Port Vale 3-0 Yeovil                         L              League Two

Friday 8 March 2019                      Lincoln 1-0 Yeovil                             L              League Two

Saturday 2 March 2019                 Yeovil 3-2 Morecambe                    W            League Two

Head-to-head

19 Mar 2013       Yeovil Town v Swindon Town      W            0-2          League One

18 Oct 2014         Yeovil Town v Swindon Town      D             1-1          League One

18 Apr 2015        Swindon Town v Yeovil Town      L              0-1          League One

18 Nov 2017        Yeovil Town v Swindon Town      W            1-2          League Two

10 Apr 2018        Swindon Town v Yeovil Town      D             2-2          League Two

22 Sep 2018        Yeovil Town v Swindon Town      W            0-3          League Two

The Gaffer

A name not known to too many English football fans, Neale Marmon was named manager on a temporary basis at the end of March following the departure of Darren Way.

As a player, Marmon spent most of his career in Germany playing for VfL Osnabruck and Hannover 96 among others despite being born in Bournemouth and starting his professional career with Torquay United. He returned to England midway through his career in Germany to play for Colchester United playing 13 times during the 1989/90 season.

Returning to England at the turn of the year, he bolstered Town's coaching staff by working in an advisory role.

In position to take up the inaugural Sporting Director position at Huish Park from the start of the 2019/2020 campaign, Marmon was called upon to take over the reins after Way’s dismissal with seven games of the season remaining.

Having featured for Town’s reserve once in 1978 prior to his professional career elsewhere, Marmon took charge of his first match last weekend in the 3-1 defeat to Newport County.

 

 


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