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Johnson: "Maybe we can come back stronger"

Yeovil Town is facing relegation after defeat to Huddersfield at Huish Park on Easter Monday. The winning goal was scored in stoppage time, leaving the Glovers six points from safety in the Championship.

Our reporter Chris Spittles talked to Manager Gary Johnson after the match about the prospect of relegation. He said that maybe Yeovil can come back stronger next time.

Tonight's football results

Yeovil Town aren't having much luck in their battle against relegation from the Championship.

They went down 3-2 at fellow strugglers Charlton tonight. Joel Grant and Kieffer Moore both scored for the Glovers.

In League Two though, Plymouth Argyle are just two points away from the play-offs after their win at Newport County tonight.

They won 2-1, with Tyler Harvey and Captain Conor Hourihane both scoring for Argyle.


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Dawson brothers head-to-head in key Yeovil match

by Matthias Kurth

Yeovil's battle to stay in the Championship looks like it will go right down to the wire.

Gary Johnson's team conceded late equalisers in their last two games which cost them valuable wins.

On Saturday they play Barnsley, the club immediately below the Glovers in the relegation zone: a must-win match.

And it is an extra special occasion for midfielder Kevin Dawson, who will be playing against his brother.

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Dawson brothers go head-to-head in 'six pointer'

Yeovil Town play Barnsley in a Championship relegation zone "six pointer" on Saturday.

The result could be decisive for both teams, but it's also an extra special occasion for Yeovil midfielder, Kevin Dawson.

The 23-year-old from Dublin will be lining up against his older brother, Stephen, for the very first time.

15 family members are flying over from Ireland to watch the brothers do battle and Dawson junior admits that his parents "won't know which way to look".

Kevin confesses that they're both "massive mummy's boys" but that his elder sibling enjoys listening to Girls Aloud.

Tonight's football: Yeovil draw 3-3 against Wigan

Yeovil Town have drawn 3-3 in an action-packed match at high-flying Wigan.

The home side were denied a ninth straight win after Luke Ayling's injury time equaliser. The Glovers had been winning 2-1 after two goals in two minutes from Ishmael Miller.

Yeovil goalkeeper Marek Stech also saved a first half penalty from Jordi Gomez after a foul on Powell in the box.

There were important wins for our League Two sides. Reuben Reid scored twice as Plymouth Argyle beat league leaders Chesterfield 2-1 to move into the play-off places.

And Ashley Yeoman's last minute goal helped Torquay to a 2-1 win over Bury. The Gulls are now five points from safety at the foot of League Two.


Who will be Yeovil Town's winning girl band ?

The recent auditions at Huish Park Credit: ITV News West Country

Yeovil Town football club is due to unveil its very own girl band later. X factor-style auditions for four singers and dancers took place in December, with manager Gary Johnson and his wife on the panel.

The final line-up will be revealed this afternoon. The group will perform at the Glovers' home and away matches and may even record a charity single.

Defence Secretary has good news for Westlands

The Defence Secretary will be at Agusta Westlands today Credit: ITV News West Country

The Defence Secretary Philip Hammond is visiting Agusta Westland in Yeovil Today.

He is expected to announce plans to convert 25 RAF Merlin helicopters for use by the Royal Navy. The aircraft will replace the ageing fleet of Sea Kings at RNAS Yeovilton.

Mr Hammond will also announce a renewed five year maintenance contract for Apache Helicopters.

Yeovil knocked out of FA Cup

No wins for the West Country's teams today.

Yeovil Town have been knocked out of the FA Cup by Premier League Southampton.

The Glovers lost 2-0 at St Marys this afternoon. Saints took the lead in the 23rd minute after Jamie McAllister handled in the area. The resulting penalty was converted by Guly.

Youngster Sam Gallacher doubled the advantage twenty minutes from time.

Full match report and goals can be found here.


The rest of our teams have been in league action today. Exeter City suffered their third straight defeat after losing 2-1 at Wimbledon. The Grecians have slipped to 15th in the table.

Torquay United remain in the relegation zone after losing 1-0 at Oxford.

And Luke Young rescued a point for Plymouth Argyle with an 84th minute equaliser against Cheltenham at Home Park.

Yeovil take on Southampton in FA Cup this afternoon

Yeovil Town's James Hayter is congratulated on scoring his second goal against Leyton Orient in the third round Credit: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

Yeovil Town take on Southampton this afternoon in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

It's the first time the Glovers have made it this far for nine years, and they reached this stage with a 4-0 thrashing of Leyton Orient in the third round. But they face a tough task to progress any further they travel to St Mary's.

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