After making the long, long slog up to Carlisle to watch their side lose on Saturday afternoon, at least Yeovil Town’s hardy band of travelling supporters didn’t see their efforts go unappreciated.
Indeed, as a token of their esteem, Yeovil manager Darren Way, assistant Terry Skiverton and the 18-man matchday squad had a whip round and stuck £300 behind the bar with which the Town fans were encouraged to treat themselves to a complimentary pie and pint…
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Unfortunately for the 96 intrepid fans who made the gruelling 660-mile round trip from Somerset to Cumbria and back, their side eventually lost out 2-1 at Brunton Park.
Despite the result, an appreciative Way told BBC Somerset after the game:
Special mention must go to the supporters because how far they’ve travelled to watch this game is unbelievable commitment.
This is beyond the end of the Earth. I just hope they feel that the players gave everything and they can be proud of their team.
Cracking. We’re always suckers for a pie-related yarn, even if it does have a slightly underwhelming ending.