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Yeovil Town FC was founded in 1890 and for many years shared a ground with the local Rugby Club. In 1895 the club was reborn as the Yeovil Casuals, moving away from the Rugby team to play at its own ground, the Pen Mill Athletic Club. The club became Yeovil Town FC during the 1907-08 season. In 1908, another football team was founded in Yeovil, Petters United. Within a couple of years an intense rivalry grew up between the clubs. This ended in 1914 when the two teams amalgamated and moved up to the Western League, where they became champions in 1921-22. Yeovil then joined the Southern League, Western section and shortly after this began to make a name for themselves as a giant killing FA Cup side. Over the years, Yeovil became famous for a number of FA Cup runs and made a habit of beating League sides whilst still a non league team. After many years outside of the Football League, Yeovil were crowned Conference champions in 2003, gaining promotion to the Football League for the first time in club history. Two years later they had gained promotion again and since 2005, have been enjoying football at the highest level in the club's long history.


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