Here at the Gloverscast we write a weekly column for the Western Gazette and if you haven’t had chance to pick up the paper yet, you can read this week’s ramblings below.
Ben takes a look at this Tuesday’s Somerset Premier Cup final and thinks it should be taken seriously…
Tickets for the final on Tuesday night at Huish Park are still available – click HERE to buy one.
The Somerset Premier Cup was probably not the silverware Yeovil Town set out to get this season.
A play off final win would have been ideal. The FA Trophy would have been one for the romantics, 20 years on from when Terry Skiverton hoisted it aloft at Villa Park and kicked off a decade of success for the Glovers.
But here we are, sat in mid table mediocrity and looking at a final few games that are nothing more than dead rubbers.
With the exception of that Somerset Premier Cup final.
It might only be the county Cup, but, surprisingly, we haven’t won it since 2005.
This past week, we heard ambitions of making Huish Park and Yeovil the number one sporting venue in the county…and as the only professional football club in Somerset, we should probably be winning the County Cup more than once every generation.
For some players, it might be the best chance they get to put on a show for those handing out contracts for next season.
It has the only source of first team football for young keeper Max Evans, Toby Stephens and a number of the Under-18s who will want to try and bridge the gap to mens’ football in the coming years.
And what of Bath City, managed by former Glover Jerry Gill. The’re the second biggest side in the competition and 16th in the National League South probably wasn’t what they were hoping for. They’ll take this game seriously and will fancy something of an upset against their old rivals from the league above.
The team selections throughout have been very respectful and as strong as reasonably could be, but as legs begin to tire and motivation begins to wane, I hope Charlie Lee can get his players up for one more go at winning something.
And who knows, maybe it’ll be a bit of a catalyst for success too.
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