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Yeovil footballers to share Christmas cheer at local hospital

Yeovil Town players may have Manchester United on their mind, but today the team will be visiting the town's hospital.

Manager Gary Johnson and his players will be handing out presents to sick children who will be spending Christmas at the hospital.

The Glovers have been drawn against the Premier League giants in the FA Cup third round. The match is live on television on Sunday January 4th.

Manager Gary Johnson said he was "ecstatic" at the win. Credit: Clint Hughes/EMPICS Sport

Yeovil Town to play Manchester United in the FA Cup

Yeovil Town will host Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Glovers left it very late in their replay against Accrington Stanley last night. They won 2-0 thanks to goals from Simon Gillett and Kieffer Moore in the last ten minutes.

The Somerset club could make up to half a million pounds from the visit of the Premier League giants on Sunday January the 4th.

After the match fans were looking forward to the landmark next round:

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Yeovil Town set up Man Utd clash with eleventh hour win

Last-minute victory for Yeovil Town. Credit: ITV News

Yeovil Town are through to a dream FA Cup third-round tie against Manchester United.

The Glovers left it late to beat Accrington Stanley in tonight's replay. Simon Gillett and Kieffer Moore scored the goals in the last ten minutes.

The Somerset club could make up to half a million pounds from the visit of the Premier League giants.

Manager Gary Johnson cannot wait for the big match on Sunday 4th January:

Wins for all our Football League sides

There were wins for all our Football League sides.

It's been a good day for our Football League sides.

In League One, Gary Johnson will be celebrating tonight after beating his son Lee's team. Yeovil won 4-0 at Oldham, thanks to goals from Steve Arthurworrey, Simon Gillett, Sam Hoskins and Kieffer Moore.

Exeter City are up to 7th in League Two after beating Carlisle 2-0. Scot Bennett and Matt Grimes with the goals in the second half at St James Park.

Plymouth Argyle are 5th and on the same points as the Grecians, after a 3-2 win at Northampton. Peter Hartley, Andy Kellett and Lewis Alessandra put the Pilgrims 3-0 up before the hosts pulled two goals back.

Weymouth and Havant & Waterlooville will replay on Tuesday.

In the FA Trophy, Torquay United had a comfortable 5-0 win at Bishop's Stortford. Ryan Bowman scored twice, with further goals from Luke Young, Duane Ofori-Acheampong and Jordan Chapell.

And Weymouth drew 1-1 with Havant and Waterlooville. George Rigg cancelled out the visitors' 61st minute opener. The Terras played most of the match with 10 men after Jamie Laird was sent off for a professional foul in the first half. The two sides will replay on Tuesday.

Six try victory for the Chiefs at Sandy Park

Today's rugby results.

Exeter Chiefs maintained their grip on the top of European Challenge Cup Pool 2 with a comprehensive 41-17 victory over La Rochelle at Sandy Park.

The Chiefs ran in five tries courtesy of Kai Horstmann, Greg Bateman, Fetu'u Vainikolo, Tom James, Adam Hughes, with a penalty try and four conversions and a penalty kicked by Ceri Sweeney sweeping aside the visitors.

In the British and Irish Cup, Tom Riley scored a hat-trick of tries, but the Cornish Pirates lost 41-40 in a thrilling game at Bedford.

And Plymouth Albion have finished bottom of Pool 4 after going down 59-26 at Leinster.

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Kieswetter expected to miss cricket season

Craig Kieswetter is likely to miss the 2015 season because of an eye injury suffered five months ago. Credit: Somerset County Cricket Club

Somerset and England wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter is likely to miss the 2015 cricket season because of an eye injury suffered five months ago.

The county said that 27-year-old Kieswetter, who was recently named in England's provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup that starts in February, has "struggled to regain perfect vision."

Kieswetter, who has played in 46 one-day internationals for England and 25 T20 internationals, broke his nose and damaged an eye socket while batting for Somerset against Northamptonshire.

It is really disappointing, but my eye is not 100%, and this of course is critical in maintaining the levels of performance that I expect of myself.

I need to make every effort to resolve the matter and have the best specialist help in that regard.

– Craig Kieswetter

This is clearly worrying news for Craig, and his health and well-being are paramount in our minds at present.

We will continue to support him during his treatment and rehabilitation and hope to see him return to playing as quickly as possible.

– Matthew Maynard, Somerset director of cricket

Gary Johnson relishing chance to play Man Utd

Yeovil boss Gary Johnson is relishing the prospect of welcoming Manchester United to Huish Park in January if his side can overcome Accrington Stanley in the second round replay on December the 16th.

Yeovil Town fans react to FA Cup draw

Yeovil town fans have taken to social media to show their delight at drawing Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup. The Grecians will welcome the Red Devils to Huish Park on January 3rd if they can overcome Accrington Stanley following their draw at the weekend.

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Yeovil Town could face Man Utd in FA Cup

Yeovil could welcome Man Utd to Huish Park if they overcome Accrington Credit: Simon Galloway/EMPICS Sport

Yeovil Town could potentially be involved in the tie of the FA Cup third round if they can overcome Accrington on the 16th December. The winner of that fixture will face Manchester UNited following the draw for the Third round on Monday night.

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