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The Complete History Of Our Trips To Yeovil Town

14 March 2019

Despite the fact that our last trip down to Somerset was over thirteen years ago, The Silkmen have visited Huish Park to take on Yeovil Town on twelve separate occasions.

Ahead of our crucial thirteenth visit, we take a look back at each one of these.

The first time that we embarked on the long journey down to Yeovil was on 25th March 1989, as Peter Wragg's side took on The Glovers in a Vauxhall Conference fixture.

It was to be a day to forget for the Silkmen continent however, as goals from Gary Donnellan and Mickey Spencer handed the hosts a 2 - 0 victory.

Our second visit to Huish Park came eight months later, as Wragg's side claimed a share of the spoils in what proved to be a rather uneventful goals draw.

Despite a trademark John Timmons goal on 27th April 1991, the hosts secured maximum points once again during our third visit to Somerset.

Mickey Spencer was once again on the scoresheet and The Glovers claimed victory with just six minutes left on the clock through a late Peter Conning strike.

Our first victory at Yeovil Town came on 7th September 1991, as midfielder Colin Lambert proved to be the hero by scoring the only goal of the game in the 17th minute.

Despite copious amounts of pressure during the second half, Wragg's side stood firm to record a memorable victory.

The Silkmen were to return to Huish Park just six months later, as the two sides renewed acquaintances in the FA Trophy Quarter Finals.

The match was keenly contested and there was undoubtedly a scent of Wembley fever infiltrating the whole ground once the game got underway.

The match was evenly balanced going into the closing exchanges, as goals from Andy Wallace and Andy Green had previously cancelled each other out.

Yet with just five minutes left in the clock, John Askey majestically stuck the ball home from close range to send the travelling continent into euphoria.

Our sixth meeting at Huish Park came on 3rd April 1993, as future Silkman Marc Coates opened the scoring for The Glovers with a clinical strike from ten yards out.

Parity was restored by Colin Blain on the hour mark, as Wragg's side made the long journey home with a solitary point to show for their efforts.

A Paul Sanderson brace, coupled with strikes from Paul Wilson and Mickey Spencer gave Yeovil a resounding 4 - 0 home victory on 25th September 1993, yet our eighth visit to Huish Park seven months later proved to be an historic one.

Taking a commanding 4 - 1 lead into the second leg, Sammy McIlroy's side secured their first piece of silverware as we lifted the Drinkwise Cup on the back of a goalless second leg down in Somerset.

The former Manchester United and Northern Ireland star would take his illustrious Silkmen squad back to Huish Park just four months later, as we embarked on our first Vauxhall Conference title-winning season.

Drenched in August sunshine, Darren Lyons opened the scoring on 35 minutes, yet Coates would prove to be the thorn in our side yet again as he restored parity three minutes after the interval.

Our blue and white clad heroes would have the final say however, as Phil Power blasted home the winner with just nine minutes left on the clock to secure an inspiring victory.

That marked the end of our non-league association with The Glovers, as the two sides would not meet again until 31st January 2004.

An entertaining game ensued that day, with Matthew Tipton opening the scoring with a 20th minute penalty. Jake Edwards equalised ten minutes later for the hosts, before former Stoke City striker Martin Carruthers fired Macc into the lead six minutes before the interval.

The spoils would ultimately be shared however, as Darren Way's close range strike brought the teams level for a second time.

Our last EFL encounter down in Somerset was back on 16th October 2004, when a Terry Skiverton own goal handed the visitors a 24th minute lead. Way was on target yet again for the hosts as he restored parity just after the interval, yet with four minutes left on the clock Tipton sprung the offside trap and his tantalising cross was emphatically finished by Jon Parkin to send maximum points back to the Moss Rose.

After a winner could not be found at the Moss ten days earlier, we returned to Huish Park on 15th November 2005 to contest an FA Cup First Round Replay - in what proved to be our last trip to face Yeovil.

It proved to be a night to forget however, as goals from Darren Way, Paul Terry, Lee Johnson and Arran Davies saw the hosts run our 4 - 0 victors.

As a result of all of the above, our complete record at Huish Park is as per the below -

Played 12. Won 4. Drawn 4. Lost 4.


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