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Yeovil Town F.C.

Yeovil Town Football Club is a professional association football club based in the town of Yeovil, Somerset, England. The team competes in the National League, the fifth tier of the English football league system. The club's home ground is Huish Park, built in 1990 on the site of an old army camp and named after their former home, Huish, itself known for its pitch, which had an 8 feet (2.4 m) sideline to sideline slope. The club's nickname "The Glovers" is a reference to the history of glove-making in the town of Yeovil, which became a centre of the industry during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Yeovil Town F.C.
Full nameYeovil Town Football Club
Nickname(s)The Glovers
Founded27 August 1895; 126 years ago (1895-08-27) (as Yeovil Casuals)
GroundHuish Park
Capacity9,565 (5,212 seated)
OwnerScott Priestnall
ChairmanScott Priestnall
ManagerDarren Sarll
LeagueNational League
2020–21National League, 16th of 22
WebsiteClub website

Founded in 1895, the club initially joined the Somerset Senior League and competed in a multitude of leagues up until the outbreak of World War II. During this time they won titles in the Southern League, Western League, Bristol Charity League, Dorset District League and Somerset Senior League. They played in the Southern League after the war ended, winning the championship in 1954–55, 1963–64 and 1970–71, before becoming members of the Alliance Premier League from 1979 to 1985. They spent the next three years in the Isthmian League, and were promoted into the Conference after finishing as champions in 1987–88. Relegated in 1995, they were promoted again two years later after winning another Isthmian League title. Yeovil won the 2002 FA Trophy Final and secured a place in the Football League after winning the Conference in 2002–03 under the stewardship of Gary Johnson. They then won the League Two title in 2004–05, before reaching the Championship with victory in the 2013 League One play-off final in Johnson's second spell as manager. However they suffered consecutive relegations, and were relegated once more following the 2018–19 season, ending their 16-season spell in the Football League.

Yeovil are one of the most successful non-league teams in the FA Cup, having defeated major Football League teams, most famously Sunderland in the fourth round in 1949, before going on to play in front of more than 81,000 spectators away at Manchester United in the next round. For some years, as the only Football League side in Somerset, they had few local rivals since Dorset-based side Weymouth declined as Yeovil climbed the divisions in the 1990s and 2000s.

For a statistical breakdown by season, see List of Yeovil Town F.C. seasons.

Non-League football

Yeovil Football Club was founded in 1890, and shared its ground with the local rugby club for many years. Five years later, the current club was founded and named Yeovil Casuals and started playing home games at the Pen Mill Athletic Ground. In 1907 the name Yeovil Town was adopted, which on amalgamation with Petters United became Yeovil and Petters United. The name reverted to Yeovil Town before the 1946–47 season.

Yeovil's Huish ground in 1983.

The club came to national attention as 'giant-killers' during the 1948–49 FA Cup, in which they defeated Sunderland 2–1 in the fourth round, in front of a record home attendance of 17,000. They were defeated 8–0 in the following round by Manchester United.

Chart showing the progress of Yeovil Town FC in League and Non-League football from 1980 to present

Between 1955 and 1973 they were champions of the Southern Football League three times, and runners-up twice. During this period, Yeovil Town applied for election to the Football League on a number of occasions, coming within a few votes of being elected in 1976. In 1979 the Glovers were founder members of the new national non-league division, the Football Conference. In 1985, they were relegated to the Isthmian League. Yeovil won that championship in 1988 and returned to the Conference.

There was success in the Bob Lord Challenge Trophy in 1990 and three years later Yeovil finished fourth in the Conference, their best finish ever. In January 1995, former Weymouth and Spurs player Graham Roberts was appointed manager, but demotion back to the Isthmian League soon followed. Yeovil secured promotion back into the Conference in 1997 after winning the Isthmian League with a record number of points – 101.

Colin Lippiatt became manager for the 1998–99 season and brought Terry Skiverton to the club as a player. Gary Johnson took over as manager in June 2001 and Yeovil won the FA Trophy in his first season in charge with a 2–0 victory over Stevenage Borough in the final at Villa Park – the club's first major trophy. Yeovil Town earned promotion to the Football League in the following season, by winning the Football Conference by a record 17 points margin, accumulating 95 points and scoring 100 goals, remaining unbeaten at Huish Park. Their team included many top players, some of whom went on to play Premier League football. Notable players include Gavin Williams who moved to West Ham United, Lee Johnson, Chris Weale, Darren Way and Adam Lockwood.

Reaching the Football League

Yeovil's first game in the Football League was a 3–1 away win over Rochdale. The Glovers finished their first season in eighth position, and reached the third round of the FA Cup before losing 2–0 at home to Liverpool. Before the game the club released a record sold only in shops in the town: "Yeovil True" reached #36 in the UK Singles Chart. The following season Yeovil finished as champions of League Two with 83 points, earning promotion to League One. Partway through the season the club was sold by Jon Goddard-Watts to David Webb, who took over the role of chief executive from chairman John Fry.

Yeovil flag at Wembley Stadium

At the beginning of the 2005–06 season manager Gary Johnson left Yeovil for Bristol City. He was replaced by his assistant Steve Thompson and Kevin Hodges was appointed as his number two. At the season's end Thompson was demoted to first-team coach and he was replaced by Russell Slade. Around this time John Fry had bought all Dave Webb's share of the club, becoming Yeovil Town's new owner. They again reached the fourth round of the FA Cup and were drawn away against Charlton Athletic, then in the Premier League, to whom they lost 3–2.

Yeovil finished the 2006–07 season in fifth position, qualifying for the League One play-offs. In the semi-final Yeovil beat Nottingham Forest in the two-legged match 5–4 on aggregate, after losing the first home leg 2–0. Yeovil met Blackpool at Wembley Stadium in the final, but were beaten 2–0.

The 2007–08 was less successful, as Yeovil finished 18th in League One with 52 points. Russell Slade continued as Yeovil manager into the 2008–09 season, but he left the position in February 2009. After one game with assistant manager Steve Thompson acting as caretaker manager, club captain Terry Skiverton was announced as manager until the end of the 2009–10 season, with Nathan Jones as his assistant. The duo successfully kept Yeovil in League One, with safety secured following a 1–1 draw at Tranmere Rovers.

Skiverton and Jones successfully helped Yeovil avoid relegation in the following two seasons, but a poor start the 2011–12 campaign prompted a change of manager. On 9 January 2012, the club announced the re-appointment of Gary Johnson, with Terry Skiverton becoming assistant. The Glovers went on to again achieve safety, finishing eleven points clear of the relegation zone.

Yeovil made their best ever start in the 2012–13 season, picking up 10 points from their first four games. Yeovil finished the 2012–13 season in 4th place, reaching the League One play-offs. They reached the final on 6 May 2013 after a 2–0 home victory against Sheffield United, overturning a 1–0 loss at Bramall Lane in the first leg. On 19 May 2013, Yeovil defeated Brentford 2–1 in the League One play-off final at Wembley, reaching the second tier for the first time in their history. Striker Paddy Madden, who netted the opening goal against Brentford at Wembley, finished as the league's top scorer.

Yeovil spent one season in the Championship and, despite enjoying memorable victories over Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday and Watford, suffered immediate relegation back to League One. The club's struggles continued the following season, although the club did earn a lucrative FA Cup tie against Manchester United, which they lost 2–0 despite a "gallant challenge". Manager Gary Johnson was eventually replaced by Paul Sturrock as Yeovil suffered another relegation, returning to League Two for the first time in 10 years.

Following a poor start to the 2015/16 season, Sturrock was sacked and replaced by Darren Way, initially in a caretaker role before being named permanent manager. Way was able to lead Yeovil to safety as they finished they campaign 19th in the table.

During Way's tenure as manager, Yeovil equalled their record for heaviest Football League defeat with an 8–2 loss to Luton Town on the opening day of the 2017–18 season, although they also recorded their highest Football League victory under his leadership with a 6–0 win over Newport County in September 2018. The club also enjoyed another FA Cup tie with Manchester United in January 2018, however they lost 4–0 to Jose Mourinho's side.

Return to Non-League football

Yeovil's 16-year stay in the EFL came to an end when they were relegated during the 2018–19 season, following a 2–2 draw with Northampton Town.

Darren Sarll was unveiled as the club's new manager in June 2019 and a takeover of the club by a consortium led by Scott Priestnell and Errol Pope was announced in September 2019. On 22 April, the 2019–20 National League season was ended with immediate effect due to the coronavirus outbreak, with the Glovers fourth in the table.

Recent seasons

List of recent seasons, including league division and statistics, cup results, top scorer and average league attendance
Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Top scorer Average attendance
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Competition Result Name Goals
2016–17 League 2 46 11 17 18 49 64 50 20th R1 R2 EFL Trophy QF François Zoko 13 3,567
2017–18 League 2 46 12 12 22 59 75 48 19th R4 R1 EFL Trophy SF François Zoko 15 2,941
2018–19 League 2 46 9 13 24 41 66 40 24th R1 R1 EFL Trophy GS (S) Alex Fisher 8 2,953
2019–20 National 37 17 9 11 61 44 60 4th R1


QF
Rhys Murphy 20 2,980
2020–21 National 42 15 7 20 58 68 52 16th R2 FA Trophy R1 Rhys Murphy 14 1,593

Due to the lack of other large football clubs in Somerset, Yeovil have few strong rivals. Yeovil have their strongest traditional rivalry with Weymouth, which has been described as intense, but this has dwindled due to the lack of competitive meetings between the two clubs in recent times. The 2020-21 National League season marked their first league encounters since the 1988-89 Football Conference season.

A rivalry with Bath City dates back to numerous non-league meetings between the two sides. Similarly, Hereford United were also seen as rivals, before their dissolution in 2014, due to both clubs were being fairly well matched during their time in non-league ranks.

During their time in the EFL, Yeovil fans considered both Bristol Rovers and Bristol City to be rivals. In August 2009, Yeovil played Exeter City for the first time in the league, and both clubs have shared a rivalry since, with the match often being billed as a Westcountry Derby. Swindon Town and AFC Bournemouth were also considered somewhat rivals due to geographical proximity.

First-team squad

As of 28 October 2021

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
13 DF ENG Morgan Williams
14 MF FIN Alex Bradley
15 MF SCO Sonny Blu Lo-Everton (on loan from Watford)
16 MF ENG Mitch Rose
18 MF ALB Albi Skendi
19 MF ENG Charlie Wakefield
20 MF ENG Toby Stephens
21 DF ENG Jack Robinson (on loan from Middlesbrough)
22 DF ENG Daniel Moss (on loan from Millwall)
23 FW TAN Adi Yussuf
32 MF ENG Josh Staunton

International representatives

For a full list of all Yeovil Town players to be capped at full international level, see List of Yeovil Town F.C. internationals.
As of 24 February 2021

Corporate hierarchy

Position Name
Owner / Chairman Scott Priestnall
Director Glenn Collis
Associate Director Dave Linney
Club Secretary Kirstie Baker
Commercial Manager Mark Robinson

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Manager Darren Sarll
Assistant manager/
Academy manager
Terry Skiverton
Goalkeeper coach Craig Wight
Acting physio Martin Armand
Academy head of coaching Vacant
U18 manager Mark Challen
Years Manager
1923–28 Jack Gregory
1928–29 Tommy Lowes
1929–33 David Pratt
1933–35 Louis Page
1935–38 Dave Halliday
1938–46 Billy Kingdon
1946–49 Alec Stock
1949–51 George Paterson
1951–53 Harry Lowe
1953–57 Ike Clarke
1957 Norman Dodgin
1957–60 Jimmy Baldwin
1960–64 Basil Hayward
1964–65 Glyn Davies
1965–67 Joe McDonald
Years Manager
1967–69 Ron Saunders
1969–72 Mike Hughes
1972–75 Cecil Irwin
1975–78 Stan Harland
1978–81 Barry Lloyd
1981 Malcolm Allison
1981–83 Jimmy Giles
1983 Mike Hughes
1983–84 Trevor Finnigan
1984 Steve Coles
1984 Ian MacFarlane
1984–87 Gerry Gow
1987–90 Brian Hall
1990–91 Clive Whitehead
1991–93 Steve Rutter
Years Manager
1994–95 Brian Hall
1995–98 Graham Roberts
1998–99 Colin Lippiatt
1999–2000 Steve Thompson
2000 David Webb
2000 Steve Thompson
2000–01 Colin Addison
2001–05 Gary Johnson
2005–06 Steve Thompson
2006–09 Russell Slade
2009 Steve Thompson
2009–12 Terry Skiverton
2012–15 Gary Johnson
2015 Terry Skiverton
2015 Paul Sturrock
Years Manager
2015–2019 Darren Way
2019 Neale Marmon
2019– Darren Sarll

List of chairmen

The following men have been chairman of the club's Board of Directors:

Years Chairman
1923–25 E.J. Farr
1925–27 E.P. Wrinch
1927–29 W. Stanley Johnson
1929–31 W.J. Farthing
1931–33 Stanley H. Vincent
1933–36 George E. Fox
1936–38 Stanley Gates
1938–48 H.A. Smith
1948–62 W.H. Farthing
Years Chairman
1962–66 S. Pinder
1966–69 G.E. Templeman
1969–71 S. Norman Burfield
1971–74 I.B. Rendall
1974–82 David J. Hawker
1982–91 Gerry A. Lock
1991–96 Bryan W. Moore
1996–2019 John R. Fry
2019– Scott M. Priestnall
It has been suggested that this article be split into a new article titled List of Yeovil Town F.C. records and statistics. (Discuss)(April 2019)
Yeovil celebrating their promotion to The Football League at Huish Park, 19 April 2003

Football League One:

Football League Two:

Football Conference:

Isthmian League:

Southern League:

Southern League Western Division:

Western League:

Bristol Charity League

  • Champions: 1921–22

Dorset District League

  • Champions: 1908–09

Somerset Senior League

  • Champions: 1896–97, 1901–02, 1912–13, 1920–21

FA Trophy

Conference League Cup

  • Winners: 1989–90
  • Runners-up: 1991–92, 1993–94

Isthmian League Cup

  • Winners: 1987–88

Isthmian Championship Shield

  • Winners: 1988–89

Southern League Championship Cup

  • Winners: 1971–72, 1976–77

Southern Football League Cup

  • Winners: 1954–55, 1960–61, 1965–66
  • Runners-up: 1937–38, 1946–47, 1947–48, 1955–56, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1978–79

Western Football League Cup::

Somerset Professional Cup:

  • Winners: 1912–13, 1929–30, 1930–31, 1932–33, 1934–35, 1937–38, 1938–39, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56, 1956–57 (jointly with Bristol City), 1961–62, 1962–63, 1964–65, 1968–69 (jointly with Frome Town), 1972–73, 1975–76, 1978–79, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2004–05
  • Runners-up: 1898–99, 1907–08, 1910–11, 1913–14, 1919–20, 1936–37, 1945–46, 1948–49, 1960–61, 1963–64, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1970–71, 1976–77, 1980–81, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1991–92, 2002–03

Forse Somerset Charity Cup:

  • Winners: 1910–11

Club records

  • Most Overall Appearances: Len Harris, 691 (1958–72)
  • Most Goals: Johnny Hayward, 548 (1906–28)
  • Most League Goals: Dave Taylor, 284 (1960–9)
  • Record Attendance Football League at Huish Park: 9,527 v Leeds United, 25 April 2008 (League One)
  • Record Attendance All Time: 17,123 v Sunderland, 29 January 1949 (FA Cup Fourth Round)
  • Longest Serving Player: Len Harris, 14 years (1958–72)
  • Longest Serving Manager: Billy Kingdon, 8 years (1938–46)
  • Highest League Finish: 24th Championship, 2013/2014 season
  • Highest Transfer fee received: £1,200,000, Arron Davies and Chris Cohen, Nottingham Forest, July 2007
  • Highest transfer fee paid: Undisclosed (five figure sum), Pablo Bastianini, Quilmes Atlético Club, August 2005
  • Highest Victory in the Football League: 6–0 v Newport County, 15 September 2018
  • Heaviest Defeat in the Football League: 0–6 v Stevenage, 14 April 2012, 2–8 v Luton Town, 5 August 2017
  1. League matches only (excluding play-offs).
  2. Divisions are sorted according to their level within the English football league system at the time.
  3. The season was suspended on 16 March 2020 and later concluded prematurely in April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with league positions and promotions decided on a points-per-game basis, Yeovil finished the season in 4th position in the National League with a 1.62 PPG and qualified for the play-offs, but lost 2–0 to Barnet in the play-off quarter-finals. While the Somerset Premier Cup along with all Somerset FA competitions was cancelled.
  4. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Yeovil played all but two matches behind closed doors and were only permitted a limited home attendance for those final two fixtures of the season.
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Yeovil Town F C Language Watch Edit Yeovil Town Football Club is a professional association football club based in the town of Yeovil Somerset England The team competes in the National League the fifth tier of the English football league system The club s home ground is Huish Park built in 1990 on the site of an old army camp and named after their former home Huish itself known for its pitch which had an 8 feet 2 4 m sideline to sideline slope The club s nickname The Glovers is a reference to the history of glove making in the town of Yeovil which became a centre of the industry during the 18th and 19th centuries 1 Yeovil Town F C Full nameYeovil Town Football ClubNickname s The GloversFounded27 August 1895 126 years ago 1895 08 27 as Yeovil Casuals GroundHuish ParkCapacity9 565 5 212 seated OwnerScott PriestnallChairmanScott PriestnallManagerDarren SarllLeagueNational League2020 21National League 16th of 22WebsiteClub websiteHome coloursAway colours Founded in 1895 the club initially joined the Somerset Senior League and competed in a multitude of leagues up until the outbreak of World War II During this time they won titles in the Southern League Western League Bristol Charity League Dorset District League and Somerset Senior League They played in the Southern League after the war ended winning the championship in 1954 55 1963 64 and 1970 71 before becoming members of the Alliance Premier League from 1979 to 1985 They spent the next three years in the Isthmian League and were promoted into the Conference after finishing as champions in 1987 88 Relegated in 1995 they were promoted again two years later after winning another Isthmian League title Yeovil won the 2002 FA Trophy Final and secured a place in the Football League after winning the Conference in 2002 03 under the stewardship of Gary Johnson They then won the League Two title in 2004 05 before reaching the Championship with victory in the 2013 League One play off final in Johnson s second spell as manager However they suffered consecutive relegations and were relegated once more following the 2018 19 season ending their 16 season spell in the Football League Yeovil are one of the most successful non league teams in the FA Cup having defeated major Football League teams most famously Sunderland in the fourth round in 1949 before going on to play in front of more than 81 000 spectators away at Manchester United in the next round For some years as the only Football League side in Somerset they had few local rivals since Dorset based side Weymouth declined as Yeovil climbed the divisions in the 1990s and 2000s History EditFor a statistical breakdown by season see List of Yeovil Town F C seasons Non League football Edit Yeovil Football Club was founded in 1890 and shared its ground with the local rugby club for many years Five years later the current club was founded and named Yeovil Casuals and started playing home games at the Pen Mill Athletic Ground In 1907 the name Yeovil Town was adopted which on amalgamation with Petters United became Yeovil and Petters United 2 The name reverted to Yeovil Town before the 1946 47 season Yeovil s Huish ground in 1983 The club came to national attention as giant killers during the 1948 49 FA Cup 3 in which they defeated Sunderland 2 1 in the fourth round in front of a record home attendance of 17 000 They were defeated 8 0 in the following round by Manchester United 4 Chart showing the progress of Yeovil Town FC in League and Non League football from 1980 to present Between 1955 and 1973 they were champions of the Southern Football League three times and runners up twice 5 During this period Yeovil Town applied for election to the Football League on a number of occasions coming within a few votes of being elected in 1976 6 In 1979 the Glovers were founder members of the new national non league division the Football Conference In 1985 they were relegated to the Isthmian League Yeovil won that championship in 1988 and returned to the Conference There was success in the Bob Lord Challenge Trophy in 1990 and three years later Yeovil finished fourth in the Conference their best finish ever 5 In January 1995 former Weymouth and Spurs player Graham Roberts was appointed manager but demotion back to the Isthmian League soon followed Yeovil secured promotion back into the Conference in 1997 after winning the Isthmian League with a record number of points 101 5 Colin Lippiatt became manager for the 1998 99 season and brought Terry Skiverton to the club as a player Gary Johnson took over as manager in June 2001 and Yeovil won the FA Trophy in his first season in charge with a 2 0 victory over Stevenage Borough in the final at Villa Park the club s first major trophy 5 Yeovil Town earned promotion to the Football League in the following season by winning the Football Conference by a record 17 points margin accumulating 95 points and scoring 100 goals remaining unbeaten at Huish Park Their team included many top players some of whom went on to play Premier League football Notable players include Gavin Williams who moved to West Ham United Lee Johnson Chris Weale Darren Way and Adam Lockwood Reaching the Football League Edit Yeovil s first game in the Football League was a 3 1 away win over Rochdale The Glovers finished their first season in eighth position and reached the third round of the FA Cup before losing 2 0 at home to Liverpool Before the game the club released a record sold only in shops in the town Yeovil True reached 36 in the UK Singles Chart 7 The following season Yeovil finished as champions of League Two with 83 points earning promotion to League One Partway through the season the club was sold by Jon Goddard Watts to David Webb who took over the role of chief executive from chairman John Fry Yeovil flag at Wembley Stadium At the beginning of the 2005 06 season manager Gary Johnson left Yeovil for Bristol City He was replaced by his assistant Steve Thompson and Kevin Hodges was appointed as his number two At the season s end Thompson was demoted to first team coach and he was replaced by Russell Slade Around this time John Fry had bought all Dave Webb s share of the club becoming Yeovil Town s new owner 8 They again reached the fourth round of the FA Cup and were drawn away against Charlton Athletic then in the Premier League to whom they lost 3 2 9 Yeovil finished the 2006 07 season in fifth position qualifying for the League One play offs In the semi final Yeovil beat Nottingham Forest in the two legged match 5 4 on aggregate after losing the first home leg 2 0 10 11 Yeovil met Blackpool at Wembley Stadium in the final but were beaten 2 0 The 2007 08 was less successful as Yeovil finished 18th in League One with 52 points Russell Slade continued as Yeovil manager into the 2008 09 season but he left the position in February 2009 12 After one game with assistant manager Steve Thompson acting as caretaker manager club captain Terry Skiverton was announced as manager until the end of the 2009 10 season with Nathan Jones as his assistant 13 The duo successfully kept Yeovil in League One with safety secured following a 1 1 draw at Tranmere Rovers 14 Skiverton and Jones successfully helped Yeovil avoid relegation in the following two seasons but a poor start the 2011 12 campaign prompted a change of manager On 9 January 2012 the club announced the re appointment of Gary Johnson with Terry Skiverton becoming assistant 15 The Glovers went on to again achieve safety finishing eleven points clear of the relegation zone 16 Yeovil made their best ever start in the 2012 13 season picking up 10 points from their first four games Yeovil finished the 2012 13 season in 4th place reaching the League One play offs They reached the final on 6 May 2013 after a 2 0 home victory against Sheffield United overturning a 1 0 loss at Bramall Lane in the first leg On 19 May 2013 Yeovil defeated Brentford 2 1 in the League One play off final at Wembley reaching the second tier for the first time in their history 17 Striker Paddy Madden who netted the opening goal against Brentford at Wembley finished as the league s top scorer 18 Yeovil spent one season in the Championship and despite enjoying memorable victories over Nottingham Forest Sheffield Wednesday and Watford suffered immediate relegation back to League One 19 The club s struggles continued the following season although the club did earn a lucrative FA Cup tie against Manchester United which they lost 2 0 despite a gallant challenge 20 Manager Gary Johnson was eventually replaced by Paul Sturrock as Yeovil suffered another relegation returning to League Two for the first time in 10 years 21 Following a poor start to the 2015 16 season Sturrock was sacked and replaced by Darren Way initially in a caretaker role before being named permanent manager 22 Way was able to lead Yeovil to safety as they finished they campaign 19th in the table 23 During Way s tenure as manager Yeovil equalled their record for heaviest Football League defeat with an 8 2 loss to Luton Town on the opening day of the 2017 18 season 24 although they also recorded their highest Football League victory under his leadership with a 6 0 win over Newport County in September 2018 25 The club also enjoyed another FA Cup tie with Manchester United in January 2018 however they lost 4 0 to Jose Mourinho s side 26 Return to Non League football Edit Yeovil s 16 year stay in the EFL came to an end when they were relegated during the 2018 19 season following a 2 2 draw with Northampton Town 27 Darren Sarll was unveiled as the club s new manager in June 2019 28 and a takeover of the club by a consortium led by Scott Priestnell and Errol Pope was announced in September 2019 29 On 22 April the 2019 20 National League season was ended with immediate effect due to the coronavirus outbreak with the Glovers fourth in the table 30 Recent seasons Edit See also List of Yeovil Town F C seasons List of recent seasons including league division and statistics cup results top scorer and average league attendance Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Top scorer Average a attendanceDivision b P W D L F A Pts Pos Competition Result Name Goals2016 17 League 2 46 11 17 18 49 64 50 20th R1 R2 EFL Trophy QF Francois Zoko 13 3 5672017 18 League 2 46 12 12 22 59 75 48 19th R4 R1 EFL Trophy SF Francois Zoko 15 2 9412018 19 League 2 46 9 13 24 41 66 40 24th R1 R1 EFL Trophy GS S Alex Fisher 8 2 9532019 20 National 37 17 9 11 61 44 60 4th c R1 FA TrophySomerset Premier Cup R3QF c Rhys Murphy 20 2 9802020 21 National 42 15 7 20 58 68 52 16th R2 FA Trophy R1 Rhys Murphy 14 1 593 d Rivals EditDue to the lack of other large football clubs in Somerset Yeovil have few strong rivals Yeovil have their strongest traditional rivalry with Weymouth which has been described as intense but this has dwindled due to the lack of competitive meetings between the two clubs in recent times 36 The 2020 21 National League season marked their first league encounters since the 1988 89 Football Conference season A rivalry with Bath City dates back to numerous non league meetings between the two sides 37 Similarly Hereford United were also seen as rivals before their dissolution in 2014 due to both clubs were being fairly well matched during their time in non league ranks 38 During their time in the EFL Yeovil fans considered both Bristol Rovers and Bristol City to be rivals In August 2009 Yeovil played Exeter City for the first time in the league and both clubs have shared a rivalry since with the match often being billed as a Westcountry Derby 39 Swindon Town and AFC Bournemouth were also considered somewhat rivals due to geographical proximity 40 Players EditFirst team squad Edit As of 28 October 2021 41 Note Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules Players may hold more than one non FIFA nationality No Pos Nation Player1 GK ENG Grant Smith2 DF ENG Mark Little3 DF ENG Jordan Barnett5 DF ENG Max Hunt6 DF ENG Luke Wilkinson7 MF ENG Matt Worthington8 MF NIR Dale Gorman9 FW ENG Reuben Reid10 FW IRL Joe Quigley11 MF ENG Tom Knowles12 GK ENG Max Evans No Pos Nation Player13 DF ENG Morgan Williams14 MF FIN Alex Bradley15 MF SCO Sonny Blu Lo Everton on loan from Watford 16 MF ENG Mitch Rose18 MF ALB Albi Skendi19 MF ENG Charlie Wakefield20 MF ENG Toby Stephens21 DF ENG Jack Robinson on loan from Middlesbrough 22 DF ENG Daniel Moss on loan from Millwall 23 FW TAN Adi Yussuf32 MF ENG Josh StauntonInternational representatives Edit For a full list of all Yeovil Town players to be capped at full international level see List of Yeovil Town F C internationals Club management EditAs of 24 February 2021 42 Corporate hierarchy Edit Position NameOwner Chairman Scott PriestnallDirector Glenn CollisAssociate Director Dave LinneyClub Secretary Kirstie BakerCommercial Manager Mark RobinsonCoaching staff Edit Position StaffManager Darren SarllAssistant manager Academy manager Terry SkivertonGoalkeeper coach Craig WightActing physio Martin ArmandAcademy head of coaching VacantU18 manager Mark ChallenManagerial history EditFurther information List of Yeovil Town F C managers Years Manager1923 28 Jack Gregory1928 29 Tommy Lowes1929 33 David Pratt1933 35 Louis Page1935 38 Dave Halliday1938 46 Billy Kingdon1946 49 Alec Stock1949 51 George Paterson1951 53 Harry Lowe1953 57 Ike Clarke1957 Norman Dodgin1957 60 Jimmy Baldwin1960 64 Basil Hayward1964 65 Glyn Davies1965 67 Joe McDonald Years Manager1967 69 Ron Saunders1969 72 Mike Hughes1972 75 Cecil Irwin1975 78 Stan Harland1978 81 Barry Lloyd1981 Malcolm Allison1981 83 Jimmy Giles1983 Mike Hughes1983 84 Trevor Finnigan1984 Steve Coles1984 Ian MacFarlane1984 87 Gerry Gow1987 90 Brian Hall1990 91 Clive Whitehead1991 93 Steve Rutter Years Manager1994 95 Brian Hall1995 98 Graham Roberts1998 99 Colin Lippiatt1999 2000 Steve Thompson2000 David Webb2000 Steve Thompson2000 01 Colin Addison2001 05 Gary Johnson2005 06 Steve Thompson2006 09 Russell Slade2009 Steve Thompson2009 12 Terry Skiverton2012 15 Gary Johnson2015 Terry Skiverton2015 Paul Sturrock Years Manager2015 2019 Darren Way2019 Neale Marmon2019 Darren SarllList of chairmen Edit The following men have been chairman of the club s Board of Directors 43 Years Chairman1923 25 E J Farr1925 27 E P Wrinch1927 29 W Stanley Johnson1929 31 W J Farthing1931 33 Stanley H Vincent1933 36 George E Fox1936 38 Stanley Gates1938 48 H A Smith1948 62 W H Farthing Years Chairman1962 66 S Pinder1966 69 G E Templeman1969 71 S Norman Burfield1971 74 I B Rendall1974 82 David J Hawker1982 91 Gerry A Lock1991 96 Bryan W Moore1996 2019 John R Fry2019 Scott M PriestnallHonours and achievements EditIt has been suggested that this article be split into a new article titled List of Yeovil Town F C records and statistics Discuss April 2019 Yeovil celebrating their promotion to The Football League at Huish Park 19 April 2003 Football League One Play off winners 2012 13 Football League Two Champions 2004 05 Football Conference Champions 2002 03 Isthmian League Champions 1987 88 1996 97 Southern League Champions 1954 55 1963 64 1970 71 Southern League Western Division Champions 1923 24 1931 32 1934 35 Western League Champions 1921 22 1924 25 1929 30 1934 35 Bristol Charity League Champions 1921 22 Dorset District League Champions 1908 09 Somerset Senior League Champions 1896 97 1901 02 1912 13 1920 21 FA Trophy Winners 2002 Conference League Cup Winners 1989 90 Runners up 1991 92 1993 94 Isthmian League Cup Winners 1987 88 Isthmian Championship Shield Winners 1988 89 Southern League Championship Cup Winners 1971 72 1976 77 Southern Football League Cup Winners 1954 55 1960 61 1965 66 Runners up 1937 38 1946 47 1947 48 1955 56 1975 76 1976 77 1978 79 Western Football League Cup 44 Winners 1958 59 Somerset Professional Cup 45 46 Winners 1912 13 1929 30 1930 31 1932 33 1934 35 1937 38 1938 39 1949 50 1950 51 1953 54 1954 55 1955 56 1956 57 jointly with Bristol City 1961 62 1962 63 1964 65 1968 69 jointly with Frome Town 1972 73 1975 76 1978 79 1996 97 1997 98 2004 05 Runners up 1898 99 1907 08 1910 11 1913 14 1919 20 1936 37 1945 46 1948 49 1960 61 1963 64 1966 67 1967 68 1970 71 1976 77 1980 81 1984 85 1985 86 1991 92 2002 03 Forse Somerset Charity Cup 47 Winners 1910 11Club records Edit Most Overall Appearances Len Harris 691 1958 72 48 Most Goals Johnny Hayward 548 1906 28 49 Most League Goals Dave Taylor 284 1960 9 49 Record Attendance Football League at Huish Park 9 527 v Leeds United 25 April 2008 League One 50 Record Attendance All Time 17 123 v Sunderland 29 January 1949 FA Cup Fourth Round 51 Longest Serving Player Len Harris 14 years 1958 72 49 Longest Serving Manager Billy Kingdon 8 years 1938 46 49 Highest League Finish 24th Championship 2013 2014 season 49 Highest Transfer fee received 1 200 000 Arron Davies and Chris Cohen Nottingham Forest July 2007 49 Highest transfer fee paid Undisclosed five figure sum Pablo Bastianini Quilmes Atletico Club August 2005 49 Highest Victory in the Football League 6 0 v Newport County 15 September 2018 52 Heaviest Defeat in the Football League 0 6 v Stevenage 14 April 2012 2 8 v Luton Town 5 August 2017 53 Notes Edit League matches only excluding play offs Divisions are sorted according to their level within the English football league system at the time a b The season was suspended on 16 March 2020 and later concluded prematurely in April 2020 due to the COVID 19 pandemic with league positions and promotions decided on a points per game basis 31 32 33 Yeovil finished the season in 4th position in the National League with a 1 62 PPG and qualified for the play offs but lost 2 0 to Barnet in the play off quarter finals 34 While the Somerset Premier Cup along with all Somerset FA competitions was cancelled 35 Due to the COVID 19 pandemic Yeovil played all but two matches behind closed doors and were only permitted a limited home attendance for those final two fixtures of the season 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