Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Yeovil Town - Huish Park

Yeovil Town FC
Huish Park
Lufton Way
BA22 8YF

01935 423662
Official Website

Matchday Number: 2
Yeovil Town 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday 7th March 1992

GM Vauxhall Conference

My first Wycombe away game was at Huish Park, home of Wycombe's 1980's rivals Yeovil Town. After a poor Wycombe performance the game ended in a 1-0 defeat, which was a bit of a pain as we were staying with family in Somerset at the time and the form-book said it should be a routine 3 points. An early lesson that football often does not go as you expect or want it to!!

My next visit over 12 years later was a little better. Clint Easton's goal gave us a 1-1 draw as we recovered under John Gorman, that being after Tony Adams walked out on us with the club placed 17th in League Two. Under Gorman whilst playing some fantastic football, we recovered well to finish just outside the playoffs and this was another good point gained as Yeovil were going well at the time.

Despite the West Country's excellent reputation for my favourite tipple, I didn't encounter anything special on the cider front. From memory there was a pub and a bakery in the near vicinity of the ground, which was a good job, as one of our number had a hankering for a gingerbread man on that particular day!

HUISH PARK is a smart modern ground. Opening around the same time as Wycombe's Adams Park, it consisted of a decent size seated stand down each side, both holding 2500. And at each end, an uncovered terrace, holding 2000 each. Sometime between my 2 visits a roof was added to the home end, but visiting fans were still left open to the elements.

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