Yeovil home in the Cup. What was the score? 3-2
In between donating money to the on-track bookies at Lingfield Park on Saturday afternoon I was skipping in and out of the bar to keep a check on the score at The Valley. 1-1 at half-time and then soon after I was raising my beer to a Francis Jeffers goal.
Later, after emptying my wallet even further, I came back in to catch that Yeovil had scored and I'd presumed equalised again but then found out that in between my watching some old nag with my money on his nose stumble round the course, Shaun Bartlett had scored so in fact we were winning 3-2.
I had a feeling there would be goals in the game - The Glovers had already scored 80 League & Cup goals - and with plenty of 2nd half minutes remaining I was a bit twitchy but finally a text from a mate around about 4.55pm was the call for another round of beers to celebrate our first 5th Round appearance for some years.
It wasn't until I saw the highlights today that I realised it was a fine line between a win and a shock but looking over the reports, it was heartening that once again our superior skill, fitness and play was enough to overcome an obviously impressive Yeovil side and their supporters.
The crowd of almost 23,000 was a pleasant surprise and any concerns about potential trouble were mainly unfounded. It was a sign of how far we have come when at the end of the match Addicks' fans applauded Yeovil and their vast away support - clearly the biggest since we have been back at The Valley - of the pitch.
Reports from those that were there: The Observer
; Addicks Diary
; Yeovil Town FC