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ADVENT CALENDAR: THE GIANT KILLERS

8 December 2016

Day eight of YTFC’s digital Advent Calendar casts an eye back to Town’s FA Cup fourth round giant-killing act against Sunderland in 1949.

Almost 20,000 were in attendance as the Glovers began the game by testing Black Cats’ keeper Johnny Mapson in the early stages.


The First Division side looked nervy and fell behind as Yeovil’s Alec Stock’s driven effort flew past Mapson.


Jackie Robinson tapped in to level for Sunderland and the tie went to extra-time.


Fog fell over Huish Park but it proved to be a lucky omen for the hosts who progressed the fifth round with Eric Bryant netting a memorable winner.


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Advent Calendar Day One: YTFC’s Number One

Advent Calendar Day Two: Daryl Allinson

Advent Calendar Day Three: YTFC 2-1 Crawley Town

Advent Calendar Day Four: ‘What A Strike!’

Advent Calendar Day Five: A Year In Charge

Advent Calendar Day Six: Nostalgia Mode

Advent Calendar Day Seven: Play-Off Classic



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