Four clubs dropped out of the league prior to the 1936-37 campaign, however, new
boys Ipswich Town created considerable interest. Their opening game of the season against
Tunbridge Wells was watched by a crowd of 14,211 and the Christmas games against local
rivals Norwich City Reserves, attracted over 25,000 spectators. In mid-April, before
a crowd of 10,238 at Portman Road, they clinched the title by beating Yeovil 3-0.
Yeovil went out in the Second Round of the Southern League Cup, defeating
Exeter City Reserves 4-1 in the First Round and losing 6-1 at home to Torquay United Reserves
in the Second.
Once again it was the FA. Cup that brought most success and publicity to the Club. Results:
|4th Qualifying Round
||Yeovil 4, Cheltenham Town 2.
||Yeovil 4, Worthing 3.
||Walsall 1, Yeovil 1.
||Yeovil 0, Walsall 1.
The achievement in forcing a 1-1 draw at Walsall in the Second Round was an amazing performance
and hopes were high that Yeovil would reach the Third Round again and a home match against
Barnsley. In the replay, Yeovil dominated the play but disaster overtook them in the last minute,
when Walsall scored the only goal of the match.
The ups and downs of Cup Football saw Yeovil
lose 4-1 to Glastonbury in the final of the Somerset Professional Cup later in the season!!
The season ended with a friendly against Arsenal, who won by 7-3 and Yeovil had taken a step
forward to regain former glories in a season in which they found it difficult to keep their
heads above water financially.