Yeovil Town FC: A Football League rise and demise

In 1997 Yeovil Town FC were playing in the Isthmian League, the sixth tier of English men’s football, and 16 years later they reached the Championship and locked horns with some of England’s footballing giants.

Now, in 2022, the Somerset club are just one tier higher than they were in 1997 after a rollercoaster journey into and out of the EFL.

The Glovers have spent all but 16 of their 126 years in non-league football, but when they spent eight consecutive seasons in League One it seemed like they would be a comfortable EFL side.

However, following their meteoric rise from non-league to the lofty heights of the second tier, the plummet back to the Conference was even quicker.

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