Wonder goals, FA Cup upsets and derby victories: Yeovil’s BEST moments of 2017

We’d be lying if we said that 2017 has been a great year for Yeovil Town. In truth, it’s been a testing time for Glovers fans, with inconsistent results on the pitch and further frustration off it.

However, that pain only makes the victories taste sweeter. Here’s a look back at some of the best from the past 12 months:

Performing perfectly against promotion-chasing Plymouth

Few people expected Yeovil’s first win of the calendar year to come against the high-flying Pilgrims, but that’s exactly what happened on a cold and rainy Tuesday night at Huish Park. Continue reading “Wonder goals, FA Cup upsets and derby victories: Yeovil’s BEST moments of 2017”

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2016/17 Awards: BEST Goal of the Season

best goalUnfortunately, Yeovil Town have been amongst the lowest-scoring teams in League Two this season, but there have still been some strong contenders for best goal of the season.

Harry Cornick took the prize last campaign for his superb strike against Crawley, but his effort has been more than matched this year.

Do you agree with our picks? Let us know on Twitter.

Fifth place: Matty Dolan vs Cheltenham Town

One of the reasons we chose Matty Dolan as our ‘Best Player of the Season’ was the fact that he’s scored some sublime goals this season. A diving header from the edge of the penalty area was certainly one of them!

The instinctive reaction to pull it off was remarkable, and the goal helped Yeovil on their way to a 4 – 2 win against former manager Gary Johnson.

Fourth place: Matty Dolan vs Crewe Alexandra (A)

When he’s not scoring from open play, he’s scoring from set pieces. Sometimes, in tight games, you need a moment of quality to grab a victory. Dolan provided that with a lovely free-kick to secure a 1 – 0 win over Crewe. Continue reading “2016/17 Awards: BEST Goal of the Season”

2016/17 Awards: BEST Player of the Season

best playerTo begin our look back at the 2016/17 campaign, we’re choosing our player of the season.

Such is the sour mood around Huish Park at the moment, there are some fans that claim nobody deserves a ‘Best Player’ award. That simply isn’t true, as there are many members of the team this season who deserve recognition. Here, we’ve given our top three.

Make sure to let us know whether you think we made the right choice on Twitter. Who would you have picked?

Third place: Otis Khan

Having been released by Barnsley, Otis Khan signed for Yeovil in the summer and made an immediate impression, scoring on his debut against Notts County in the opening game of the season. Continue reading “2016/17 Awards: BEST Player of the Season”

Yeovil Town 2016/17 Season Sum-Up

The famous footballing cliché is ‘a game of two halves’, but Yeovil Town have had a season of two halves. After finishing 2016 just below the play-offs, they ended the campaign dangerously close to relegation.

This calendar year, the Glovers recorded just three wins from 28 games, leaving the mood around Huish Park rather downbeat. Although the frustration from the fans is completely understandable, I do wonder whether all the negativity is fully justified.

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Huish Park has been downbeat at times this season

For me, the mentality was summed up by a gentleman returning to his seat for the second half against Crewe Alexandra a few weeks ago with Yeovil 2 – 0 up. As he walked up the stairs, he remarked: “They’re gonna lose 3 – 2, you know.” The final score was 3 – 0. Continue reading “Yeovil Town 2016/17 Season Sum-Up”

Five draws that Yeovil could have turned into wins

Yeovil Town’s capitulation in the final five minutes at Exeter City effectively sums up the Glovers’ season.

Darren Way’s side had got themselves into a fantastic position when they went 3 – 0 up thanks to second-half goals from Francois Zoko, Shayon Harrison and Alex Lacey.

But what followed was nothing short of a disaster, as the Grecians completed an unlikely comeback with the help of a few lapses in concentration from Yeovil’s defence.

The match will go down as another missed opportunity to gain three points, something that has happened far too often this season.

Yeovil have drawn a total of 16 league games so far this, with nine of those ties coming from the past 15 matches.

Here are five of the most notable instances where the Glovers dropped two points where they really should have sealed a victory.

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Yeovil Town 1 – 1 Accrington Stanley

While Accrington have never been easy to beat, they are not the team they were last season. Despite being involved in last year’s play-offs, they have stuttered this campaign. Continue reading “Five draws that Yeovil could have turned into wins”

Five reasons to hate Leyton Orient

After hanging Hartlepool out to dry last week, we’re now attempting to lampoon Leyton Orient in order to create a fiercer atmosphere when Yeovil take on the O’s this Saturday.

*DISCLAIMER* This article is part of a tongue-in-cheek series in which we come up with reasons to hate whoever our opposition are. If you’re a Leyton Orient fan and are offended, you are more than welcome – and encouraged – to offer a Yeovil-based response!

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Andros Townsend theft

As every football fan knows, Andros Townsend made his senior debut at the mighty Yeovil Town after being signed on loan from Spurs by then-manager Terry Skiverton.

For all intents and purposes, the winger was made in Yeovil. Playing in the Premier League? All down to Yeo. Gaining caps for England? Skivo did that. Scoring at Wembley? He learnt it all at Huish Park. Continue reading “Five reasons to hate Leyton Orient”

Five reasons to hate Hartlepool United

After parring Plymouth last week, we’re now attempting to hang Hartlepool out to dry in order to create a fiercer atmosphere when Yeovil take on the Pools this Saturday.

*DISCLAIMER* This article is part of a tongue-in-cheek series in which we come up with reasons to hate whoever our opposition are. If you’re a Hartlepool fan and are offended, you are more than welcome, encouraged even, to offer a Yeovil-based response!

A million miles away

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As always, we start with the obvious: Hartlepool is an absolute trek.

According to Google Maps, it takes 5 hours and 30 minutes to get from Yeovil to Victoria Park, and that doesn’t factor in the inevitable stops for McDonalds and/or KFC at the services. With all that time on the road, how on earth are travelling fans expected to have time for pre-match ciders?

And don’t bother arguing that Hartlepool fans will have to make the same lengthy journey each season, because there’s a difference. When Hartlepool travel to Yeovil, their reward is Huish Park, aka the home of football. When Yeovil travel to Hartlepool, their reward is… well, Hartlepool. Enough said. Continue reading “Five reasons to hate Hartlepool United”