Yeovil TownSaturday 24th November 2012 KO 3pm
There will be no organised group travel from London to Yeovil this year. A few members are making their way down to Somerset from various parts of the country and will be congregating in the Airfield Tavern pre match.
Match tcikets are available on the gate priced as follows: £17 adults, £13 Senior citizens, £6 Under 16s, £10 16-21, £13 disabled, Carer FOC. There is no discount for ordering match tickets in advance.
The Airfield Tavern, Alvington Lane, Brimpton, Yeovil, BA22 8TH
Part of the Table Table pub group, the Airfield Tavern is a family friendly pub with decent well priced food and usually a couple of good real ales. Unfortunately it’s a typically bland and charmless chain boozer with next to no character or atmosphere.
Other Boozers and Food Outlets Worth a Visit
The excellent fan site Cider Space is one of the best resources available for recommending good pubs close to football league grounds. Unfortunately despite being highly adept at directing us to quality pubs around the country Yeovil fans are unable to direct us to anywhere worthwhile in the vicinity of Huish Park. While the locals are a really friendly bunch, highly unlikely to give you any bother the pre match drinking options are limited. There are a couple of other pubs within walking distance of the ground; both are in the same vein as the Airfield but even less good.
The Bell Inn, 207 Preston Rd, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2EW, 01935 474077
A Green King Hungry Horse outlet designed to appeal to families and those looking for cheap burgers. A bit like little chef with crap beer.
The Arrow, The Forum, Preston, Yeovil, Somerset BA21 3TL, 01935 476972
Another family friendly soulless boozer on a retail park. It does have a pool table though.
Food wise the usual array of pies and burgers are available inside the ground though the queues can be a bit on the long side. There are a couple of takeaways near to Huish Park that get reasonably good reviews.
Preston Road Takeaway, 174 Preston Rd, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2EL, 01935 428587
Palmers Fish & Chips, Bunford Lane, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2EJ, 01935 434258
How To Get There
Yeovil has two railway stations, neither of which are remotely convenient if you are going to the football. Yeovil Junction is 2-3 miles out of town and Yeovil Pen Mill is about a mile from the centre. Both are on the opposite side of town to the ground. From both stations it is advised to get a taxi to the stadium or alternatively if you arrive at Yeovil Junction, then you can catch the ‘Hopper’ minibus to the bus station in the town centre. On Saturday match days there is one shuttle bus that runs from the station to the ground which leaves the bus station at around 1.50pm, returning from Huish Park at 17:05. Group save tickets are available on the Waterloo – Yeovil Junction route with 4 for 2 tickets costing around £25 each. Details of group train travel will be announced nearer the time.
By Car & Where to Park
What's The Ground Like?
Opened in 1990 Huish Park is a fairly smart looking small ground with a friendly atmosphere and good banter with the locals. Unfortunately like so many modern stadia it’s in the middle of bloody nowhere next to a retail park on the out skirts town. Away fans are officially located on the open terrace in the Copse Road End but in recent years they have kept the stand closed and housed us in the seated Cowlin Stand. The view is good with no obstructing pillars and the scran is of a decent standard.
When Have We Been There Before?
After losing 5 and drawing 1 of our first 6 visits to Huish Park Carlisle finally broke their duck at Yeovil with a fine 3-0victory last season. Second half goals from Noble, JP McGovern and Livsey securing the points for the blues. Our only previous point at Yeovil came in March 2009 courtesy of a late Michael Bridges equaliser.