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Cherries Visit The Home Of The Giant Killers – Will Yeovil Knock Off Another?

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Written by billythekid

With the Cherries last League game against Peterborough United on Monday evening being postponed due to injuries and COVID in our camp, they are hoping their 3rd Round away tie of the FA Cup against Yeovil Town (the Glovers) of the National League on Saturday 8th January at 5.45 pm goes ahead. Yeovil Town have/had a reputation for being a Giant Killing side in the FA Cup.

Our former manager, Alec Stock was the player-manager of Yeovil Town in the Southern League in the 1948-49 season when they became Giant Killers in the FA Cup by beating Division 1 side Sunderland 2-1 in the 4th round on the Huish Park pitch with the famous slope. Stock also scored the opening goal. They were drawn away to Manchester United in the 5th round at Maine Road, City’s ground. United were sharing with City due to Old Trafford being damaged by a bomb during the Blitz in the Second World War. It was a bad result for Yeovil Town losing 8-0. The win against Sunderland was Yeovil Town’s best Giant Killing performance in this competition, they have had a few scalps in the past.

The present Glovers manager is Darren Sarll, he has been their manager since June 2019, he was previously at Stevenage. On their way to this 3rd round tie, Yeovil Town met Weymouth in the 4th qualifying round and after a 1-1 draw at home, they beat Weymouth in the away replay after the game ended again 1-1, on penalties. In the 1st round, they were away to Yate and beat them convincingly 0-5. In the second round, they were home to Sarll’s old club Stevenage and won 1-0.

The last time AFCB visited Yeovil, was in April of the 2013-14 season, the game ended in a 1-1 draw. Kieffer Moore opened the scoring for Yeovil but Ryan Fraser equalised for AFCB in the second half.

AFCB have never played a FA Cup game away at Yeovil before, but the two teams have met in this cup competition twice at Dean Court. First time back in the 1960-61 season with the Cherries winning 3-1 and the second time was a 0-1 defeat in the 1970-71 season.
In all our games against Yeovil Town, AFCB have W 10, D 5, L 4.

Yeovil v AFCB

Yeovil Win

Yeovil Win



Yeovil Town Team News
Their goalkeeper Grant Smith is suspended. Captain Luke Wilkinson is a doubt because of COVID. They have brought in Dillon Barnes a goalkeeper on a short loan from QPR.

Yeovil Town Player To Watch
Joe Quigley (who started his career at Dean Court) has just come back after a month out injured, he is the leading scorer with 6 goals.

AFCB Team News
Apart from the injuries, we know about and our game against Peterborough United being postponed because of injuries and COVID cases in the Cherries camp, no further updates have been given as to who is available for our next game if it goes ahead.

AFCB Player To Watch
Difficult to say at this point as we don’t know who will be available. But there may be one or two new signings making their debut.

Your say…

BoscombeCherry wrote…

Sad state of the FA cup now, it’s just not got the importance it used to have for clubs. I know I’ve got very little interest once we’ve gone out, used to love the cup when I was younger. If resting some of our big hitters means they’re ok for an important league game, that’ll be the focus. Does give fringe players a chance which is a positive. – Join the conversation, click here.

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