The reason why the half-time break at Saturday’s National League match, Yeovil v Solihull, went on for 39 minutes has been revealed.
A fire was first reported to have broken out in the generator room that feeds the floodlight on the corner of the away end and the Screwfix Stand at 4pm.
— Josh Wilde (@josh_wilde20) January 4, 2020
The fire brigade ended up being called out so they could put out the fire before the game could be restarted.
Because the incident was confined to a small corner of the stadium and far away enough from any supporters, the decision was not the evacuate the stadium.
The cause of the fire is still unknown at this stage, but thankfully there were no reported injuries.
After the fire was under control and power restored to the floodlight, the referee deemed it ok to play the second, but that was after a 39 minute break at half time.
A resilient and strong Solihull side managed to hold Yeovil to a goalless draw, in a result that sees Darren Sarll’s side drop three points behind league leaders Barrow in the National League table, and Moors sitting 6th.
? MATCH REPORT | Yeovil held in a frustrating afternoon at Huish Park. #YTFC ?
— Yeovil Town FC (@YTFC) January 4, 2020
At the time of the fire at Yeovil Town’s Huish Park, fans gave their reaction, some predicted whether the game would be continuing or not – see those tweets on the next page.