Yeovil Town vs Rushden & Diamonds
Well, it's the big one. Rushden lead Yeovil by three points and the
Glovers have a game in hand. The season could not be more finely poised as
we enter the final few games of the season.
||Rushden + Diamonds
Several weeks ago Yeovil fans probably wouldn't have envisioned the
title going down to the wire, but poor form and an excellent run by Rushden
have meant that the clash at Huish Park is crucial. As a result a huge crowd,
likely to threaten the Conference attendance record, set by Lincoln in
1988, and to destroy the stadium record, set in 1993 for the visit of Arsenal
in the FA Cup, is expected. Below are listed the top 5 Conference crowds of all
time and also the top 5 Yeovil crowds since the opening of Huish Park in 1990.
|Top Crowds at Huish Park:
||Cardiff City (FAC3R)
||Hereford Utd (FAC2)
||Bath City (Conf)
|Top Conference Crowds:
||Lincoln v Wycombe
||Lincoln v Boston
||Wycombe v Slough
||Colchester v Altrincham
||Colchester v Barrow
Of course, the reason that the crowd can be so larg is the
opening of the new covered terrace at Huish Park.
Built partly as a result of the Erection 2000 appeal, for
which I had my head shaved, it makes the ground look more complete
and is sure to result in a tremendous atmosphere.
Yeovil and Rushden have met on seven previous occasions.
The Glovers are unbeaten in four visits to the luxurious surroundings of
Nene Park, including the excellent 2-1 win there in November. In the first
two encounters at Huish Park, Rushden came out on top, but that trend was
well and truly bucked last season when the Diamonds were spanked 5-1. Wouldn't it be great to see a
similar scoreline this season!?