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Huish Park - Yeovil Town

Huish Park - Yeovil Town

SeasideEssexXile takes a look at Huish Park, home of Saturday's opponents Yeovil.

Huish Park - Yeovil Town

Hush little baby don`t say a word, Pool are going to come away on Saturday having beaten a team that`s lying in third. Nursery song or fantasy land? - either way it`s down to the nitty & gritty last 10 games and, this on paper, is our toughest one of those remaining 10.

Yeovil came to Bloomers and literally stole a point, a missed pen by us and an equaliser in the last 5mins by them. Who honestly would have thought that come March they would have still be in the top 3? Fair do`s to them though. It can`t have been easy, having lost their manager + their star striker to Brizzle there`s no doubt that Yeovil along with Scunny have been this seasons third division surprise package.

How to get there
By road - M6 to J8 then the M5. Use the 5 to J25 (signposted Taunton) leaving at the first junction off the roundabout take the A358 (signposted Yeovil). After 10 miles take the A303 (signposted Andover / London), then join the A3088 (signposted Yeovil). Exit at the A3088 (signposted to Yeovil, Dorchester and Weymouth) Cartgate roundabout. When entering Yeovil at roundabout take the 1st exit onto Bunford Lane (signposted Houndstone and Lufton Trading Estates). At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Bunford Lane. At Preston Road Roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Western Avenue (sign posted Abbey Trading Estate). Turn left onto Copse Road. You`ve finally arrived…Car parking by the ground - £2.
For Virgin Lovers - Yeovil has two stations, Yeovil Junction (situated 2-3 miles outside of the town) and Pen Mill Junction (about a mile outside the town centre). Both are on the opposite side of town to the football club. From Yeovil Junction there is usually a 'Hopper' Bus that leaves a couple of minutes after every train arrives that will take you to Yeovil Bus Station in the Town Centre, cost around £1.00. This still leaves you a couple of miles from the Football Ground, but gives you the possibility of doing some shopping or catching a cab or a bus from the town centre.

Where to Drink
There`s a marquee beer tent by the ground, hit a miss whether we get in or not. Away fans welcome, apparently, but not in colours.
Within a 10-15minute walk are 'The Bell`, `The Arrow` and 'The Airfield Tavern`. The Bell is a Hungry Horse pub, The Tavern has a chippy next door. No ale for sale inside the ground for us.

The Ground
Away fans are situated in the Copse Road open terrace at one end of the ground. This is uncovered, so a chorus of 'singing in the rain` would be the song of the day here`s hoping for a dry day. Up to 1,750 supporters can be housed in this area. Additionally a small number of seats are allocated to away fans in the Yeovil College Main Stand. As this stand is covered, this may be a better bet, especially if the weather is bad.

Plod & Stewards
The Yeovil stewards have a reputation for being friendly and helpful, the OB on the other hand will have a presence and don`t forget to smile for the camera during the game.

Fear Factor Rating - 2.

It`s a hard one to call, our record against 4 of the 5 teams above us is second to none. 3 wins & a draw, here`s hoping the away form keeps going and props up what has been a disappointing last 5 games at Bloomers. One things for certain, as the cider boys play 'Glad all over` when they score let`s hope the only time they here it on Saturday is when it`s sung vocally in a Northern twang.

Onwards + Upwards

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Date:Thursday March 15 2007
Time: 7:19PM


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