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The Complete History Of Yeovil Town's Visits To The Moss Rose

22 November 2018

Yeovil Town have made the long trip up from Somerset to face Macclesfield Town on eleven previous occasions and ahead of this Saturday's twelfth meeting at the Moss Rose, we take a look back at each one of these.

The Glovers' first visit came back in October 1988, as The Silkmen competed in GM Vauxhall Conference under Peter Wragg. 

The Moss Rose faithful witnessed a five goal thriller and despite strikes from Mike Lake and Steve Burr, Yeovil claimed maximum points thanks to goals from Paul Randall, Andy Wallace and a late own goal which proved to be the match winner.

Another own goal proved to be decisive the next time that the Somerset outfit paid us a visit as they once again reigned victorious over Wragg's Silkmen.

Peter Conning opened the scoring for the visitors, yet a Phil Derbyshire penalty would put us level shortly after.

The match would be decided with another late own goal, as Yeovil extended their perfect run at the Moss Rose.

We sealed our first ever home victory against The Glovers on 22nd April 1991.

Two John Askey goals helped Wragg's side to a 2 - 1 victory - with Yeovil's consolation goal coming from Brian McDermott ten minutes after the interval.

The visitors returned to winning ways during their next visit to the Moss Rose in February 1992 however.

Mickey Spencer and David Robinson strikes put the Somerset outfit firmly into the ascendancy, yet Wragg's side hit back through Mick Doherty's 82nd minute thunderbolt.

Despite laying siege to the Yeovil net an equaliser sadly evaded us as Yeovil completed their third Moss Rose victory.

The spoils were shared for the first time when the two sides next met in January 1993.

On a bitterly cold day, John Timmons' 41st minute strike was cancelled out by Paul Wilson in the second period as Peter Wragg faced the Somerset outfit for the final time.

Yeovil's sixth trip up to the Moss Rose came on a wet and windy Tuesday evening back in April 1994 to contest the Vauxhall Conference League Cup Final First Leg - which that season was named The Drinkwise Cup.

Sammy McIlroy's side took a massive step to claiming our first piece of silverware under the former Manchester United star, as we claimed a devastating 4 - 1 victory.

Martin McDonald opened the scoring in the eight minute and Carl Alford was to double our lead fifteen minutes later.

A second half brace from Darren Lyons was to follow and despite John McClelland pulling a goal back for the visitors, Macc would go on to lift the trophy at Huish Park after the return leg ended goalless. 

The Glovers would gain revenge of sorts just a few weeks later however, as our league encounter saw goals from Mickey Spencer and Paul Wilson send the points back down to Somerset - in spite of Neil Howarth's 66th minute strike.

Yeovil's eighth visit came in October 1994 and this match represents the only time that both sides have not scored during the contest.

McIlroy's side claimed a 1 - 0 victory that afternoon, as John Askey's 41st minute goal proved to be the match-winner.

The Glovers suffered relegation from the Vauxhall Conference in 1995 and coupled with our elevation to the Football League in 1997, the two sides did not meet again at the Moss Rose until August 2003.

David Moss' side secured a 4 - 1 victory that afternoon, as he saw his side take a 2 - 0 lead within the first 21 minutes of the contest.

Martin Caruthers broke the deadlock after 8 minutes and this was followed by a Danny Whitaker strike thirteen minutes later.

Both players were to add to the scoring in the second half and as such, Adam Lockwood's 61st minute effort proved to be no more than a consolation.

The Silkmen would claim maximum points once again in February 2005, as Matthew Tipton's opener seven minutes before the interval was added to with a Graham Potter brace during the second period.

An injury time own goal reduced the deficit, yet Horton's men would go on to claim another three points in their pursuit of automatic promotion.

The last time that the two sides met at the Moss Rose was back in November 2005 as we contested an FA Cup First Round tie.

Clyde Wijngaard opened the scoring for The Silkmen two minutes after the interval that afternoon, yet the match would go to a replay as Phil Jevons responded for the visitors nine minutes from time.

As a result of all this, our complete record against Yeovil Town at the Moss Rose is as follows -

Played 11. Won 5. Drawn 2. Lost 4.

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