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Yeovil Town: Fans prepare for Brentford League One play-off match at Wembley
WEMBLEY Stadium will be a sea of green and white when thousands of Yeovil Town fans make the trip to the League One play-off final against Brentford.
The Glovers, Somerset’s only professional football club, beat Sheffield United to set up the showdown in London this Sunday (May 19).
The club has a big following in Taunton, Wellington and West Somerset and fans will be among 30,000 Yeovil supporters heading to the capital to see the side vie for a place in the Championship next season.
LibDem county councillor Claire Gordon, of Greenway Road, Taunton, is among those hoping to witness history.
She said: “We bought nine tickets, so I think three or four of my son’s mates can come with us.
“It was the most amazing feeling when we scored that late goal against Sheffield United in the last round.
"I was knocked off my feet in the home terrace. We definitively have a good chance against Brentford.”
Martin Bell, of Berry’s Coaches, said the firm had taken a number of bookings.
“There has been a lot of interest,” he said. “Both people in Taunton and further afield have been booking with us for the final.”
Goals from Kevin Dawson and Ed Upson secured a 2-0 win over Sheffield United at Huish Park on Bank Holiday Monday to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg.
Message boards have been flooded by fans looking for ticket and travel advice – see www.ytfc.net
Steve Sowden, a reporter at the County Gazette’s sister newspaper, the Chard and Ilminster News, has been supporting the Glovers since 1980.
Steve, 42, said: “I don’t think even the hardest of die-hard fan would have predicted at the start of the season the Glovers would be vying for a spot in the Championship.
“You cannot help but take your hat off to Gary Johnson – the man has worked wonders again. I’m confident Yeovil can do it.”
The club reached a Wembley play-off in 2007, losing 2-0 to Blackpool.
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