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Yeovil Town: 10 Things

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Thu 5 Sep 2019
Posted in 10 Things

We have a look at 10 things you may or may not know about Yeovil Town, ahead of their trip to the Shay on Saturday

  1. Yeovil Town play their home games at Huish Park, which has an attendance of 9,565 and is based Yeovil, Somerset.
  2. They are currently 12th* in the table on the back of relegation from League Two last season.
  3. Yeovil are nicknamed ‘The Glovers’.
  4. The club were founded in 1895 as Yeovil Casuals. In 1907, they adopted the name Yeovil Town, which became Yeovil and Petters United before being reverted to Yeovil Town in 1946.
  5. After 108-years in non-league football, Yeovil gained promotion to the Football League in 2003 and have remained there until relegation last season.
  6. They achieved their highest ever league finish in 2013/14, finishing bottom of the Championship following eight consecutive seasons in League One.
  7. Their manager is 36-year-old Darren Sarll, who took charge of the club in June 2019. He has also managed Stevenage and joined Yeovil after leaving his post as Watford’s Head of Academy in January.
  8. The club’s record attendance is 17,123 in their FA Cup Fourth Round tie with Sunderland in 1949, at Huish Park, their record attendance came in a League One fixture with Leeds United in 2008, that was 9,527.
  9. Yeovil play in a green and white home jersey with their alternative colours being red and black.
  10. Their best FA Cup performance came in 1949, when they beat top-flight Sunderland 2-1 to reach the fourth round. They were eventually defeated 8-0 by Manchester United.

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