Having made a triumphant return to the Southern League by winning the Western Section in
the 1931-32 season, Yeovil travelled to Eastern section winners, Dartford in August 1932,
only to lose again in the championship play-off by the two goals to one.
This defeat set the pattern for the 1932-33 season which, after the success of the
previous season, was a little like "After the Lord Mayor's show". Yeovil dropped to
fifth position in the Southern League (Western Section), but had more success in the
London Combination, finishing in third place.
The season saw the introduction of the
Southern League Cup, in an effort to create additional fixtures for the nineteen clubs
remaining in the Southern League. In the Preliminary Round, Yeovil drew 2-2 against
Bristol Rovers Reserves at Eastville, winning the replay 4-3. In round one, Yeovil
defeated Bournemouth & Boscombe Reserves 4-1 at Huish, but went out in the next round,
losing 1-3 to Somerset rivals, Bath City, again at Huish.
In the FA Cup, Yeovil turned the tables on Bath City,
winning 4-2 at Twerton Park, they were drawn away in the First Round Proper and held
Dartford to a
0-0 draw in Kent, Yeovil winning the replay 4-2. It was
another away draw in round two, Yeovil going out of the
competition at Chester City 1-2.
At the end of the 1932-33 season, manager David
Pratt left the Club to manage Clapton Orient. It was through
his influence and his many friends in the First Division, that
teams such as Tottemham Hotspur, Leicester City, Arsenal,
Wolves, Liverpool, Newcastle United and Sunderland
visited Huish for friendly matches. Other notable visitors
included the Czechoslovakian national side, who came to
Somerset in April, 1933, only to lose by an incredible eight
goals to three!