GLOVERS MEMORIES: 30 years ago today on January 9, 1988
YEOVIL Town lost 3-0 at the old sloping pitch of Huish to Queen’s Park Rangers in the FA Cup Third Round on this day in history 30 years ago.
QPR, of the old Division One, came to Huish on Saturday, January 9, 1988, determined to avoid an FA Cup upset.
But they were made to work for their safe passage through to the Fourth Round with non-leaguers Yeovil giving it their best shot.
A wall collapsed at the end of the first-half which halted proceedings for a while and it was after the game started again that QPR broke the deadlock.
QPR made the game safe with two further goals late-on as the Yeovil players began to tire on a very heavy pitch.
But Yeovil fans at the game will probably still be thinking of “what might have been” had striker Paul Randall scored from a good position with the game still finely poised at 1-0 to the visitors.
For the record Mark Falco opened the scoring for QPR on the stroke of half-time and then added a second to kill off Yeovil on 79 minutes. Kevin Brock completed the scoring for QPR on 84 minutes.
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