THIS afternoon brings not only a return to action for newly-renamed Yeovil United after a long break, but also their return to Taunton Town FC’s Cygnet Health Care Stadium.

Having played at Dorchester Town’s Clayson Stadium for the last couple of seasons, the Glovers are back in Somerset for 2020/21, playing their home matches in Taunton and at Huish Park, Yeovil.

They also boast a new name, having announced the change from Yeovil Town Women to Yeovil United FC this week.

It all starts against Portsmouth, today (2pm) - the first Yeovil fixture played in Taunton since the Wordsworth Drive ground hosted two Spring Series matches in 2017.

Yeovil manager Jamie Sherwood told the County Gazette: “To be back at Huish Park is an amazing feeling, and we want to embrace that, as it’s very important for us as players, staff and supporters.

“Huish Park was a fortress for us before, and there’s no reason it can’t be again.

“And to have the support of Taunton Town again has been great.

“Kev [Sturmey, Taunton chairman] is very open to ideas and has embraced the women’s game, as did the supporters [in 2017], so it’s nice to be back.

“My last home Women’s Super League game was at Taunton, so I have special memories there.”

He added: “It’s special to be back in Somerset - it’s where we should be - but lots of credit goes to Dorchester for supporting us over the last couple of years and giving us a home.

“I hope our fanbase will continue to grow and help us achieve what I believe we are capable of.”

For Sherwood, what Yeovil are capable of is the attaining the level they reached in 2016, earning promotion to the Women’s Super League.

“I want to return the club to where it belongs - the top two tiers of the women’s game,” he said.

“The story of ‘little old Yeovil’, as people saw us, from 2014 to 2018 showed that ambition and dreams can be achieved with hard work, and technical and tactical acumen.

“When I came back to Yeovil [in 2019], I said I wanted to go back there, so promotion [from the Southern Premier Division of the Women’s National League] is our objective this year.”