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CAN REDS MAKE IT FOUR WINS IN A ROW AGAINST YEOVIL?

11 April 2019

Saturday's contest at Huish Park will be the 12th between the clubs since we joined the Football League in 2011, including one FA Cup tie.

Of those previous meetings, the home side in each contest has won eight times, with three away wins and just one draw.

The first meeting came in League One in 2012, just five days before Christmas, when Yeovil nicked a 1-0 win at the Broadfield Stadium thanks to a late own goal from David Hunt.

In the corresponding fixture at Huish Park, Yeovil sped into a 2-0 lead inside 20 minutes, but the match finished 2-2 as second-half goals from Joe Walsh and Matt Sparrow turned it round. The Glovers went on to win promotion to the Championship at the end of that season. 

We picked up our first win over the Glovers when we faced them in our last season in League One. New signing Marvin Elliott scored twice in as many minutes to help the Reds pick up an important 2-0 home win but Yeovil won 1-0 at Huish Park thanks to Jordy Hiwula’s strike.

The Glovers then won the next five games, including one in the FA Cup, although just one of those victories came in West Sussex. Included in that run was a whopping 5-0 victory in December 2016 where the hosts found themselves 3-0 up before half time.

Since then Reds have won all four fixtures. Josh Yorwerth and James Collins both netted when we recorded a 2-0 win at home in January 2017 under Dermot Drummy and eight months later a Jordan Roberts brace saw us record another 2-0 success.

Our first ever win at Huish Park came in dramatic circumstances last season as the hosts had two players sent off before half time. Sam Surridge put the Glovers 1-0 after 19 minutes before Connor Smith and Omar Sowunmi saw red either side of Mark Randall’s equaliser. That wasn’t the full story though, as play was suspended for 15 minutes when a drone buzzed the stadium.

Thomas Verheydt got the winning goal in the eighth minute of stoppage time.

Earlier this season, Reds won 2-0 thanks to goals from Ollie Palmer and Ashley Nathaniel-George. 

Pictured: Ashley Nathaniel-George celebrates his goal against Yeovil earlier this season


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