An interesting week, by all accounts. Amid the rubble of the Toblerone fall-out and a foreign nation choosing a rather uncharming geezer to lead them, our woes are a drop in the ocean. Boro’ are out of two cups – achieving that feat within the space of four days. Mind you, you may agree that only one of those competitions really matters. And, with that, we are back to the bread and butter of League Two action. Yeovil Town are in, er, town and there is no better time to remember how to win indoors. Before you get smart, we do mean in the league.
It’s a milestone meeting for the Glovers and us. Well, it is if you count the fact that it’s our 27th coming together – and that means Yeovil leapfrog Kiddy and Klattering in the list of teams “wot we did a game with the most“. By the end of this term, you’ll find ’em leaping above fellow west country folk Forest Gump too. But that’s for another day. The matter at hand is the matter that matters: Stevenage v Yeovil Town. No pelanties or replay if we draw after 90 minutes, no silly selection rules – just good old league points. And we want some.
Stevenage v Yeovil Town: The Bogeymen?
Our chances of getting some points, however, don’t look bright on paper to start with. A smattering of draws down the years can’t mask the fact we haven’t beaten the Glovers at home in EIGHTEEN years! Even we did a double take at that. Jason Soloman and Gary Crawshaw, in fact, were the scorers in that last home win: 2-1, back in December 1998. So, there’s something for the boys to put right. Not only that, but we’ve also drawn a blank against Yeovil in our three previous home meetings. So, there’s another one for the list chaps.
Of course, those permutations depend on the tomfoolery of others. The encouraging news, for us at least, is that Yeovil don’t seem to be much cop in attack on their travels. The Glovers have five goals to their name in seven away outings, though did bag a pretty impressive win at Crewe last time out. Overall, their away form is fairly ropey and that’s something to our benefit. Our home form, of course, isn’t in rude health in the league. We did, however, put four past Southend in our last home digs, so we approach this in decent nick.
Rowan Liburd certainly put the cat among the pigeons on Tuesday evening. You’d have to think he’s played himself into the team for the Glovers’ visit. Matt Godden, too, looks good for a starting berth. And that means a return to 4-4-2 is on the cards. We are often made to look silly in these situations, however. There’s a good reason we’re not in the dugout, after all. Surely, though, it’s worth having a go at our guests. If we win this, we go above Yeovil (currently 11th) on goal difference. If we lose, we could join Wezzle in the bottom two.
It’s Stevenage v Yeovil Town in glorious RGB colour. Or CMYK. The latest League Two stats from Kick Off:
Stevenage v Yeovil Town: FIFA 17 Verdict
Look! Look what happened! We put Liburd up top in a 4-4-2 formation and he went and scored another brace. Dale Gorman’s goal, meanwhile, was a lush old strike. So, there we were – cruising at three goals to nil. Then we go and spoil it all by doing something stupid like concede twice in four minutes. In the end, we had to do a bit of hanging on to keep our noses in front. But you can rest easy knowing this scenario CAN’T happen this weekend. Mainly ‘cos Yeovil’s first scorer there has just left the club by mutual doings. So, that’s all tickety-boo etc…
BoroGuide’s Yeovil Town club profile – it likes the way you work it…