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Yeovil Town Fixtures 2018/19: Fans to travel more this season to face teams like Swindon Town, MK Dons, Notts County and Carlisle United
The equivalent of a one-way trip to Londonderry in Northern Ireland awaits Glovers fans this season after it has been calculated that Yeovil Town will be travelling 342 more miles for away games this season than they did last campaign.
It all begins with a 484 mile round-trip on the opening day of the campaign to face newly relegated Bury, one of four Northern teams to enter League Two this season.
Whilst Glovers fans will be happy to see the back of the 522 mile round-trip to Accrington Stanley, using both stadiums as a start and end point, the addition of trips to Oldham Athletic, Northampton Town, MK Dons and Bury and also newly promoted Macclesfield Town and Tranmere Rovers has increased next season’s mileage, which could see supporters more out of pocket.
Joe Edwards was sent off the last time Yeovil Town visited Tranmere Rovers in the League, a 3-2 defeat in October 2012 in League One, at 494 miles, it is longest of the new journeys fans will have to make next season (Image: Steve Bond/PPAUK)
Unsurprisingly, Yeovil’s biggest trek continues to be to Carlisle, clocking in at a 674-mile round trip, which is nearly 100 miles more than the coastal visit to Grimsby Town (586 miles), with Morecambe now the only other 500-plus trip at 556.
Yeovil Town’s longest journeys
The only sub-100 mile trip Yeovil Town face is against Exeter City, with Newport County (171.2), Swindon Town (158.2) and Forest Green Rovers (193) being the only trips to clock below 200 miles.
Yeovil Town’s shortest journeys
Last season, Yeovil fans managed an average 343.34 miles per trip but with Luton Town (296), Wycombe Wanderers (270) and Coventry City (340) being promoted and Barnet (278) being relegated, the inheritance of Oldham (480), Bury (484), Macclesfield (428) and Tranmere (494), now pushes the average trip up to 358.21.
Yeovil were the fourth most travelled side last campaign, behind Carlisle, Exeter and Morecambe. Coventry and Notts County, being in the Midlands, travelled the least.
Exeter City start with home game against Carlisle and face Paul Tisdale's MK Dons at the end of August
Exeter City will be at home to Carlisle United on the opening day of the season with the Grecians playing host to the Cumbrians on Saturday, August 4.
The two sides met in a League Two play-off semi-final classic at the end of the 2016/17 season, which saw the Grecians win through to Wembley 6-5 on aggregate. But the Cumbrioans are under new management now with former Plymouth Argyle boss John Sheridan at the Brunton Park helm.
City fans will not have to wait too long before renewing acquaintances with former manager Paul Tisdale either. The Grecians are due to travel to Stadium MK on August, 25 – their fifth game of the season – while their first away game will be at Morecambe on August 11.
They have a Westcountry derby to look forward to on Boxing Day when Yeovil Town make the short trip down from south Somerset, while City will finish the campaign away to another localish team, Forest Green Rovers, on Saturday, May 4.
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04 – Exeter City v Carlisle United 3pm
11 – Morecambe v Exeter City 3pm
18 – Exeter City v Newport County 3pm
21 – Cambridge United v Exeter City 7.45pm
25 – Milton Keynes Dons v Exeter City 3pm
01 – Exeter City v Lincoln City 3pm
08 – Exeter City v Notts. County 3pm
15 – Mansfield Town v Exeter City 3pm
22 – Exeter City v Cheltenham Town 3pm
29 – Port Vale v Exeter City 3pm
02 – Exeter City v Stevenage 7.45pm
06 – Yeovil Town v Exeter City 3pm
09 – FA CUP FIRST ROUND
13 – Exeter City v Swindon Town 3pm
20 – Grimsby Town v Exeter City 3pm
23 – Crawley Town v Exeter City 7.45pm
27 – Exeter City v Forest Green Rovers 3pm
03 – Tranmere Rovers v Exeter City 3pm
10 – FA CUP SECOND ROUND
Official Newcastle United statement confirms 22 year old defender has joined Carlisle on 2 year contract
Newcastle United surprised everybody with the sheer number of young players they would be releasing this summer.
A major clearout of the younger age groups, as well as more senior players such as Gamez and Haidara who wouldn’t be offered new contracts either.
Wednesday has seen Newcastle United reveal that a number of the released players have found new clubs.
One of those being Macauley Gillhespy.
Back in February the defender was included in Newcastle’s official 25 man squad after the January transfer window saw many players go out on loan.
However, no new contract was offered and after two successful loan spells there, it has now been announced that Carlisle United have a greed a two year deal with Gilhespy.
Whilst our overwhelming concern will always be whatever is happening at St James Park, good luck to all the young players who have served NUFC and are now looking to continue their careers elsewhere.
Official Newcastle United Statement:
‘Ashington-born defender Macaulay Gillesphey has joined Carlisle United following his release from Newcastle United.
The 22-year-old previously had two loan spells with the Cumbrians and has now signed a two-year contract at Brunton Park.
Gillesphey is one of several players who will leave St. James’ Park on the expiry of their contracts this summer, including Massadio Haïdara, Jesús Gámez and Curtis Good.
Under-23 players Yannick Aziakonou, Kyle Cameron, Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, Stuart Findlay, Owen Gallacher, Mackenzie Heaney, Tom Heardman, Jack Hunter, Ben Kitchen, Michael Newberry, Brendan Pearson, Callum Smith, Liam Smith, Craig Spooner, Dan Ward, Callum Williams and Paul Woolston were not offered new deals, while Kieren Aplin, Isaac Gamblin, Mace Goodridge, Jack Robson and Kurtis Russell have been released from the club’s Academy.
Defender Newberry has linked up with UMF Víkingur Ólafsvík in Iceland.
Meanwhile former England youth international Heaney has joined Ebac Northern League side Newcastle Benfield and Robson has headed to the USA with Saginaw Valley State University.’Read More