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SOMERSET PREMIER CUP - YEOVIL TOWN V HENGROVE ATHLETIC

10 November 2014

Somerset Premier Cup - What do we know?

Yeovil Town have been drawn at home for their Somerset Premier Cup Round Two fixture vs Hengrove Athletic on Tuesday November 11th with a 7:45 kick off.

Tickets for this fixture are now available from the ticket office, either visit the office or call on 01935 847888

Adult tickets are £6, Juniors and Seniors can gain admission for just £2.

Yeovil are of course, Somerset’s primary professional football club having spent over a decade in the football league but the Glovers haven’t won the county’s primary cup competition since 2005, so what do we know about the Somerset Premier Cup?

The Somerset Premier Cup, formerly the Somerset Professional Cup has been in existence since the early 1900’s.

The Glovers’ official roll of honour dates the trophy back to the 1912/13 season when Yeovil first won the competition.

In fact, Yeovil have been etched on the trophy no fewer than 23 times since its inception.

During the 1950’s and 1960’s Yeovil and Bath City traded the title back and forth with only Minehead, Frome and Bridgewater Town getting their hands on the cup once in the two-decade spell.

During the 1970’s the emergence of Bristol City as a Somerset club meant they got in on the action with a couple wins. They have since been placed under the guidance of the Gloucestershire FA and take part in their county challenge cup.

The 1980’s is the only decade since the competition was formed that Yeovil have failed to win the cup once.

Bath City continued to dominate the cup – in total they have won the title 21 times.

In the 90’s, it took the Glovers until the 1996/97 season to regain the trophy – even Bristol Rovers got their hands on it a couple times during the early 1990’s.

Yeovil’s last victory was back in 2005 a side that included Chris Weale, Andy Lindegaard and captained by Adam Lockwood wrapped up the victory with a 5-0 over Odd Down FC.

But since then, Yeovil have put their resources into a first team climbing the football league ladder at some pace.

The current holders, Western Super Mare are actually defending a two year run having won the title for the past two years.

This season’s competition will see Yeovil use many of the first team players who have been without action of late, with a lack of a reserve and youth side to help bolster numbers Gary Johnson may look to his first team for the full squad.

The likes of Chris Weale, Brendan Moloney and Nathan Smith have all been waiting for their chances in the first team recently with Sam Hoskins returning from a loan spell and the club only able to use five out of six loanees in the league the 90 minutes of match action might be in the best interest of the unlucky sixth.

The Glovers’ opposition Hengrove Athletic, play in the Western League Division One alongside local sides Chard Town and Wincanton.

While Yeovil were given a bye in Round One of this season’s competition Hengrove have already beaten Street 2-1 to set up a plum tie at Huish Park.

The Somerset Premier Cup returns to Huish Park this November 11th and you can be there, call the ticket office now and secure your place.

Only the Tamburino Main Stand will be open for the game , but for just £6 you could find yourself watching a number of first teamers in action.

The team news, results and details will be made available on the club’s social networks, Twitter and Facebook.

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