New manager as season looms for Yate Town

August 02 2016

Yate Town FC starts the 2016-2017 season under new manager Polly Britton and with several of last seasons squad retained and some new blood.

Yate Town FC starts the 2016-2017 season under new manager Polly Britton and with several of last seasons squad retained and some new blood.
They kick off on August 6th with an away match at newly promoted Barnstaple Town followed by a home tie against Shortwood United on the following Tuesday.  They then look forward to three successive home Saturday matches.
Seven of last season’s first team have returned to Lodge Road including Darren Edwards, Camen Harvey, Mayson Evans, Nathan Gore and Josh Morgan-Williams. Mitch Tippins, injured in the opening game of last season has also re-signed and has been training hard with a view to regaining full fitness as quickly as possible.
Britton has used the pre-season friendlies to assess the merits of potential new talent following the departure of several players in the close season. After impressive displays new signings include; midfielders Kyle Thomas and Kye Mountford, and keeper Kane Mannings; all very experienced at Southern League level. Former Bristol Rovers Academy players Tom Fry and Trey Anderson are also amongst the new additions to the squad.
More than twenty players were used in Yate’s opening three friendly matches with Eugene Keary scoring Town’s goal in a 3-1 defeat at Bristol Manor Farm. Many trialists were included in the team that played at Bradford Town in which Yate created numerous chances but were unable to find the net in a 2-0 defeat.
The third pre-season match, a local derby at Chipping Sodbury Town, proved to be a very competitive match enjoyed by a good sized crowd. Josh Morgan-Williams gave Yate the lead on the stroke of half time after excellent work from Darren Edwards with the home side equalising late in the second half.
Yate’s Youth team fixtures have also been announced but they will not start their competitive programme until September. Their opening game is likely to be an FA Youth Cup tie against New College Swindon at Lodge Road.
Last season the Youth Team achieved a unique treble and will look to retain the Championship of the Somerset Floodlight Youth League as well as progressing in the FA Youth Cup.

Yate Town August Fixtures

Saturday 6th August, Barnstaple Town, Away, K.O. 3.00 pm. Tuesday 9Th Aug, Shortwood Utd, Home, K.O. 7.45 pm. Saturday 13Th Aug, Slimbridge, Home, K.O. 3.00 pm, Tuesday 16th Aug, Tiverton Town, Away, K.O. 7.45pm, Saturday 20Th Aug, Fleet Town (FA Cup Preliminary Round) Home, K.O. 3.00 pm, Saturday 27Th Aug, Wimborne Town, Home, K.O. 3.00 pm, B.H. Mon 29th Aug, Mangotsfield Utd, Away, K.O. 3.00 pm