Yeovil Town – there’s something about the Glovers that puts us on edge. We’re not 100% sure why. Probably our past results, to be honest. Our record leaves a bit to be desired. If it’s not Carl Alford in the 2002 FA Trophy final, it is Ben Tozer in the 2015-6 FA Cup Second Round. Or it’s us being on the wrong end of a 2021 FA Cupset. On the flip side, there are some magical moments; Patrick Agyemang breaking his duck in a stunning six-goal romp at Huish Park in 2012.
It’s almost a surprise to see the Glovers struggle in more recent times. After dropping back into non-league football, the club have looked less and less likely to return. An immediate promotion back to League Two was possible with a fourth-placed finish in 2020. But they lost to Barnet (of all teams) in the playoffs. And the Bees aren’t exactly storming it at the moment either. We’ve even given them a former manager and several old Boro’ players to see if that’d help. No dice.
By the time the Glovers catapulted themselves into the hallowed lands of the Football League in 2003, it was about bloody time. It was a Conference title that was three seasons in the making; Boston United and Rushden Anne Diamonds holding them off in 2001 and 2002 respectively. And so the Yeovil stock continued to go up. Inside two years, the club were kings of League Two and – a decade after the Conference title – went up to the Championship.
The second tier was the undoubted high in the long history of Yeovil Town. Mind you, a famous FA Cup win over Sunderland back in 1948-9 runs it close. The Glovers were first established in 1890 and had a few different names about the gaff, until Yeovil Town was settled upon in 1946. In 1979, the club ended a 50-odd-year stay in the Southern League in becoming founder members of the Conference, with a few knocks in the 1980s and 1990s.
How to get to Yeovil Town – Travel Information – Distance: 153 miles
Located on the outskirts of Yeovil, Huish Park isn’t too much trouble to find once you arrive in Somerset. It will be a lengthy journey from Stevenage, however, as you travel deep into the West Country. So, your best bet is to travel south on the A1(M) and take the route that feels most convenient for you to reach the counter-clockwise M25
For some that is continuing on the A1(M); for others, it’s the A414/A405 to Junction 21a.
Leave the M25 for the M3 south, before leaving it after Basingstoke for the A303. Keep on the A303 until the Cartgate roundabout on the north west edge of Yeovil town. Here, follow signs for Yeovil on the A3088. At the first roundabout you come to, take the first exit along Bunford Lane and then continue over the next roundabout.
Another roundabout will soon be up, where you need to take the first exit into Lufton Way.
You can park at Huish Park on either side of the ground at a cost of £3.
Station: YEOVIL JUNCTION
Services to: LONDON WATERLOO
Yeovil has two stations: Junction and Pen Mill. Neither of these are particularly close to Huish Park, though services seem to run to Yeovil Junction more often. From here, the distance is such that you probably need a taxi. Local bus services will also be available.
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