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6th December 2004 
Yeovil Town
At Huish Park
7/12/04 7:45pm
At long last.  After waiting for over a week to see our new manager, Stuart Watkiss, lead his charges out for their first game, that chance will come at Yeovil tomorrow evening.

Stuart Watkiss Sad to say that poor old Stu has got to do it with the players at his disposal because after trying hard to get someone in to strengthen the side he has had to admit defeat.  One of his targets was thought to be the Peterborough defender Simon Rea but it was only a rumour and nothing definite.

Lets face it.  If a club that are supposed to be tight with their money cannot save enough to sign Simon Brown then what chance have we got of getting anyone to play for us for.  We could always get them to play for nothing.

We also have to face them without Shaun Cooper and James Keene now that they have returned to Portsmouth.  I had hoped that we would have tried to keep Cooper here for the rest of the season but that looks to be a pipedream now.

Those that are available for the Yeovil game will also include Ian Foster and Lee Jenkins now that they have both recovered from their ankle injuries.  Tom Bennett should also be fit after getting a bruised shin during training.

John Danby is on the road to recovery now that he's out of plaster but his return won't be until at least Christmas.  Reuben Hazell is also, reputedly, back in training but no one's seen him yet so it must be a solo thing.  Micky Mellon has also returned to light training following problems with an Achilles tendon but won't be risked.

We play Yeovil fresh from their exertions of beating little Histon in the FA Cup on Saturday.  They had to do it without their star man Gavin Williams.  He's on a three match ban and even if he wasn't he probably wouldn't play against us anyway because he's on his way to West Ham for 250k.

Wish we had someone worth that much.  Not that we'd see the money before someone else got their grubby hands onto it.

Another one being talked about leaving is one time supposed Molby target man Phil Jevons.  He was talked up by Molby as being the one to score all the goals for us and then Jan buggered off to Portugal and Jevons scooted off to Yeovil to score a bagful of goals.

Now it seems that Chester City, the team with lots of spare cash, are after him but it's being classed as an illegal approach due to the fact that it was the Chester director that did the asking through the press.

Back for Town will be the captain Terry Skiverton.  He played a part in the cup game and should start tomorrow night but Paul Terry has an ankle injury and will not be fit.

This game last season was on Boxing Day and resulted in a brilliant win for us in the pouring rain.  The forecast for tomorrow is fine and the team are a shadow of the side that beat Yeovil in that game.

I can't see history repeating itself, especially with only 15 players available.


Harriers from:
Clarke, Lewis, Burton, Beswetherick, Sall, Bennett, Hatswell, McHale, Advice-Desruisseaux, Jenkins, Keates, Matias, Gleeson, Stamp, Foster, Russell.

Yeovil from:
Weale, Collis, Caceres, Johnson, Ibe, Miles, Lockwood, Tarachulski, Odubade, Way, Jevons, Gall, Jones, Guyett, Lindegaard, Thompson, Stolcers, Mirza, Rose, Skiverton.
Previous games against Yeovil
Harriers score first
2003 - 04
0 - 1
2 - 1
2002 - 03
2001 - 02
2000 - 01

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