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Yeovil Town fans' eventful trip to Barrow as coach breaks down on M6 motorway

The fans didn't arrive at the game until half-time after an eventful journey. Photo: Barrow A.F.C.

Yeovil Town's fans had an eventful trip to Barrow on Saturday as their coach broke down on the M6 - delaying their arrival at the game until half-time.

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The Glovers supporters embarked on one of their longest journeys of the season on Saturday 17 August.

It was a 12-hour, 620-mile round-up in which they hoped to see their team take on Barrow in the National League.

A broken gearbox halted their progress near Warrington though, and fans feared their travels would be in vain.

The game had to start when there was only a handful of fans who had travelled to the game independently. Credit: David Coates, Twitter

A replacement coach was summoned but the game got underway with fans who had travelled independently to cheer on the Somerset side.

By this time, Barrow had already decided to let the late Yeovil fans get into their Holker Street ground for free.

When the Glovers supporters finally arrived at half-time, they received a round of applause and a standing ovation.

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Fans who did make it into the grounds for the start of the game found the saga very entertaining:

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Unfortunately the Green and White fans' day didn't get any better when they saw their team concede the only goal of the game to Barrow striker Scott Quigley just 45 seconds into the second half.

After that, Yeovil failed to seriously threaten the Barrow goal as they searched for an equaliser - leaving their fans to head for the 310-mile home journey on the back of a defeat.