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Yeovil Town Ladies to play their home games in ... Wells!
5:43pm Wednesday 8th August 2012 in Sport
YEOVIL Town Ladies have announced that the club’s first team will be playing their home league matches at Wells City’s Athletic Ground for at least this coming season.
The club have been playing at Sherborne Town’s Raleigh Grove for the past two years, but have made the move across the county ahead of their move back to the FA Women’s Premier League.
Like Raleigh Grove, the Athletic Ground has excellent facilities, but with a far superior playing surface the club have opted for this move, allowing them to play the standard of football required for operating successfully at the higher level.
Glovers’ joint manager Nigel Williams spoke of his delight in finalising the club’s new home.
“Having been looking for a home pitch since the end of last season, I am very pleased we have linked with Wells City,” he said. “We would have liked to have stayed in the Yeovil area, but pitches are at a premium and the standard we have risen to required a good standard of playing surface.
“Obviously it would be great to play at Huish Park, but that was not an option."
Williams added: "We will continue to work with Sherborne Town to look at how we can help bring their surface up to standard, but in the meantime we are grateful for the welcome we have received from Wells.
"We hope that our supporters will travel that little extra to watch us this season.”