Yeovil's survival hopes severely dented

Yeovil Town's Championship survival hopes were severely dented last night, but Plymouth Argyle have edged closer to the League 2 play-offs.

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£200,000 of cannabis plants seized from Yeovil house

Some of the seized cannabis plants in Yeovil. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Cannabis plants worth £200,000 have been seized from a house in Yeovil.

Officers found 198 plants at a detached house that had been converted into a cannabis factory in Boundary Close.

A 33-year-old man is in custody for questioning on suspicion of drugs and immigration offences.

The area’s beat manager PC George Pettingell said: “We’re very grateful for help from the public in being our eyes and ears identifying this suspected cannabis factory.

“We take drugs misuse and its associated crime and anti-social behaviour very seriously. If you have any information about drugs in your community, please call us on 101.”

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Gary Johnson: 'Club will die if plans rejected'

Yeovil Town Football Club will find out later if they'll be allowed to let developers build a supermarket on training pitches at Huish Park.

They say they need the money for a new stand and car park. But opponents are worried about the loss of open space and the effect of another superstore on the town centre.

South Somerset District Council will vote on the plans this afternoon. Yeovil's manager says the club will die if they can't develop:

Yeovil Town await supermarket decision

Yeovil Town Football Club say they need the money to build a new stand and car park. Credit: Yeovil Town FC

Yeovil Town Football Club will find out today whether they'll be allowed to build a supermaket on training pitches at Huish Park. They say they need the money for a new stand and car park.

But opponents are worried about loss of open space and the effect of another superstore on the town centre.

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Dawson brothers head-to-head in key Yeovil match

by Matthias Kurth

Yeovil's battle to stay in the Championship looks like it will go right down to the wire.

Gary Johnson's team conceded late equalisers in their last two games which cost them valuable wins.

On Saturday they play Barnsley, the club immediately below the Glovers in the relegation zone: a must-win match.

And it is an extra special occasion for midfielder Kevin Dawson, who will be playing against his brother.

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Dawson brothers go head-to-head in 'six pointer'

Yeovil Town play Barnsley in a Championship relegation zone "six pointer" on Saturday.

The result could be decisive for both teams, but it's also an extra special occasion for Yeovil midfielder, Kevin Dawson.

The 23-year-old from Dublin will be lining up against his older brother, Stephen, for the very first time.

15 family members are flying over from Ireland to watch the brothers do battle and Dawson junior admits that his parents "won't know which way to look".

Kevin confesses that they're both "massive mummy's boys" but that his elder sibling enjoys listening to Girls Aloud.

Gary Johnson wins at Football League Awards

Yeovil Town manager, Gary Johnson has won the Football Manager Outstanding Managerial Achievement Award at The Football League Awards 2014.

Johnson received the award at the gala ceremony on Sunday evening.

This year a total of 36 clubs were shortlisted for 17 awards and Johnson beat off competition from Chesterfield’s Paul Cook and AFC Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe.

Gary Johnson has won the Football Manager Outstanding Managerial Achievement Award at The Football League Awards 2014. Credit: PA

“It feels great to win this award tonight, it’s a fantastic achievement for our club. There are so many unsung heroes at Yeovil Town that also deserve this."

“They were trying to get in the league for 108 years and we got it 10 years ago and we’ve had a fantastic decade in the Football League."

“When we got our promotion from the Conference to the Football League you wouldn’t think we would get to the Championship by now, and to do it via Wembley was fantastic."

"There are only 40,000 people in Yeovil and we took 25,000 to the match. I’m accepting this award on behalf of everyone associated with the club.”

GARY JOHNSON, YEOVIL TOWN MANAGER

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