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Yeovil Town v Barnet
Nationwide Conference
Tuesday 16th April 7.45pm

 
       
   
       
  Ground Huish Park
Lufton Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA22 8YF
 
  Telephone 01935 423662  
  Fax 01935 473956  
  Capacity 9,607  
  Record Attendance 8,612 v Arsenal, 3rd Round FA Cup, 2/1/93
8,868 v Rushden & Diamonds, drew 0-0, 21/4/01
 
  Formed 1895  
  Nickname Glovers  
  Colours Green & White Shirts, White Shorts, Green Socks  
  Manager Gary Johnson  
       
  Last Season    
  Average Attn 3,415  
  Highest Attn 8,868 v Rushden & Diamonds, drew 0-0, 21/4/01  
  Lowest Attn 2,280 v Hednesford, won 4-2, 28/8/00  
  FA Cup 3rd Round v Bolton Wanderers, away, lost 1-2, attn.11,161  
  FA Trophy 5th Round v Burton Albion, away, lost 1-2, attn. 2,469  
  Variety CT Semi-Final v Kingstonian, lost 0-5, attn. 295  
  Goalscorer Warren Patmore, League 18, Cups 4  
  Final Position(2nd)
  Home Away  
P W D L F A W D L F A Pts
42 14 3 4 41 17 10 5 6 32 33 80
 
       
  This Season    
  Position 4th  
  Ave Attn 2,966  
  Highest Attn 5,061 v Boston United, lost 0-1, 26/3/02 (league)
5,614 v Burton Albion , won 4-0, 6/4/02 (Trophy S/F 1st leg)
 
  Lowest Attn 2,316 v Farnborough, lost 0-1, 11/9/01  
  Highest Win 5-1 v Morcambe, away, 9/2/02, attn. 1,248  
  Highest Defeat 0-4 v Boston United, away, 8/9/01, attn. 2,282  
       
  Current Position (4th)
  Home Away  
P W D L F A W D L F A Pts
37 5 6 7 24 28 11 6 2 35 21 60
 
       
  The Season So Far

After missing out on thr championship last season by six points Yeovil were hoping to gain promotion to the Football League this time. Unfortunately for them this is not to be, but are currently lying in fourth place. Last term it was their away form that let the down. This has been reversed and have only won five games at Huish Park, which means that they have the second worst home record of the whole conference, as can be seen below. Ironically, they have the best away record

Their home wins were against Hayes, Leigh RMI, Stevenage, Nuneaton and Hereford. Back in Febraury they played out a 3-3 draw at home to Dagenham in front of nearly 4,500 fans, while Boston took all the points there after a 1-0 win, with over 5,000 spectators viewing the spectacle.

They've won eleven games on their travels. Back at Underhill at the beginning of October they went away 3-2 winners with Heald and Arber scoring for the Bees.

Yeovil have had a great run in the Trophy. They've just beaten Burton 5-2 (Ed - my brother who writes these things said they had won 6-1, but according to the BBC...) on aggregate in the semi-final and will face Stevenage in the Final at Villa Park.

All in all it should be an interesting match on Tuesday night. Will Yeovil be too tired after their semi-final game on Sunday? Or will Barnet, still missing Heald and Gledhill in defence, put up another below par performance like they did against Forest Green on Saturday?

Peter Shreeves' Record

P W D L F A Pts
10 5 2 3 14 7 17

Yeovil's Last Six

League games only
W W D L L D

Home
W D D W L L

Away
W W W W D D

 
       
  League Snippet

Below is Barnet and Yeovil Town's league details based on their Home and Away performances.

    Pl W D L GF GA GD Pnts
7 Barnet (away) 19 7 6 6 29 28 1 27
21 Yeovil (home) 18 5 6 7 24 28 -4 21
 
       
  Did You Know?

In the 1948-49 season Yeovil got to the fifth round of the FA Cup. They had beaten then second division Bury in the third round, and were then drawn at home to Sunderland of the first division. Yeovil's player/manager, Alec Stock, ran the club almost single handed and had his players on a special diet of glucose, eggs and sherry - which he believed gave them strength (I'm sure it gave them something...).

Although Sunderland forced the game into extra time, Yeovil's diet gave them the energy to grab the winner! They then had the ultimate prize of an away trip to Manchester United in the fifth round. They lost 8-0. However, this was compensated by the fact that their share of the gate receipts were £7000. That was more than their total gate receipts for the previous season.

History

Yeovil were formed in 1895 as the Yeovil Casuals and merged with Petters United in 1920, moving to Huish.

1922 saw them join the Southern League, moving from the Western League and in 1979 they became founder members of the Alliance Premier.

In 1949 they changed their name to Yeovil Town after winning the Southern League Cup the previous season. Also in '49 they beat Sunderland on their sloping pitch in front of 16,318 fans in the 4th round of the FA Cup. In the 5th round they faced Manchester United , who were playing at Maine Road. 81,565 people turned up to watch. They have reached the 1st round 'proper' of the FA Cup over 40 times!

In 1954/55 they did the double, winning the Southern League and Southern League Cup. The Championship was also achieved in 64/65 and 70/71, with the Cup being won again in 60/61 and 65/66.

They struggled in the Alliance Premier from the beginning in 1979 and were finally relegated in 1985 to the Isthmian League, known then as the Vauxhall Opel League. They were runners up for two years, finally winning in 87/88. The AC Delco Cup was also won.

Unlike Underhill, Yeovils pitch sloped from side to side. In 1990 they moved to the far superior Huish Park.

1989/90 saw the Glovers win the Bob Lord Trophy, but '94/95 brings relegation again to the Isthmian (ICIS) Premier League. This was won two seasons later after only losing three games all season, amasing 101 points.

Back in the Conference has seen Yeovil work their way up, finishing eleventh, seventh, fifth and second. This won't be achieved again this season, but must be hot favourites when it all kicks-off again next August.

 
 

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