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Last Updated: Monday, 23 February, 2004, 15:15 GMT
Yeovil net Top 40 triumph
Push off Peter Andre, move aside Michelle - there's some new kids in town and they're taking the charts by storm.

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Yes, it's those good old boys from Yeovil FC, who entered this week's UK top 40 with their debut single, Yeovil True.

Somerset's finest musical export since The Wurzels (pictured right) went straight in at number 36 - two places above Pink and three higher than The Strokes.

Gary Johnson, who manages the Third Division club, told BBC Sport: "We were very pleased with the song and the fans have taken it to their hearts.

"It was only meant to be a bit of fun, but we played it at a couple of home games and our supporters seemed to like it, so we decided to record it."

The song, which shifted 3,500 copies in three days, was originally intended to mark Yeovil's FA Cup third round tie with Liverpool, which they eventually lost after a titanic battle with their Premiership opponents.

Based on American Civil War song Two Little Boys - later made famous by Rolf Harris - Yeovil True includes the lyrics: "Day or night, I'm green and white - we are Yeovil Town."

The similarity to The Wurzels is undeniable and Johnson confessed: "They have definitely had an influence on our singing career, although judging by the way we played on Saturday they have had a bit of an influence on our football too!"


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