GLOVERS FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Yeovil Town 7, Salisbury City 0 – February 2, 1972
WELCOME to the Glovers Flashback Friday feature where we look back at a Yeovil Town game on this day in history from down the years.
In this game we go back 46 years to when Yeovil Town handed out a 7-0 thumping of Salisbury City at the sloping pitch of Huish (pictured above) on February 2, 1972, in the Western Counties Floodlight Cup.
A crowd of 607 was at Huish as Yeovil rattled up the goals with Ken Wookey and Brian Grey both hitting hat-tricks and Cliff Myers getting the other.
They went on to win the Western Counties Floodlight Cup that season with a 2-1 victory over AFC Bournemouth in the final with goals from Ken Wookey and Cliff Myers.
Yeovil Town finished the 1971-72 season in seventh place in the Southern Premier League. Champions were Chelmsford City and runners-up Hereford United with the other teams above the Glovers being Dover Athletic, Barnet, Dartford and Weymouth. Hereford were elected to the Football League.
Terry Cotton was Yeovil’s leading scorer that season with 30 goals, while Chris Weller was just behind with 28. The only other player to make double figures was Brian Grey with ten goals.
The 1971-72 season also Yeovil reach the FA Trophy Semi-Final where the Glovers suffered a hugely disappointing 4-0 defeat against Stafford Rangers who went on to win the competition.
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