THE play-off dates are May 16, 19 and 31 for the final - but Town might not need them if they carry on like this!
Peter Jackson's fired-up fledglings simply bristled with promotion potential as they stormed to a highest League placing of the season for the jubilant McAlpine faithful.
Yeovil yelped as Danny Schofield added a classy double to Pawel Abbott's first-half opener and sealed a ninth win in 11 outings to send confidence through the roof.
Darren Way's late consolation for the visitors led to a few breathless moments near the end - Phil Senior making a brilliant last-minute tip-over save from Adam Lockwood - but Town thoroughly deserved to avenge their October defeat at Huish Park.
No-one was more delighted than the watching Jon Stead, making his first return since leaving for the Premiership with Blackburn and being a guest in the dressing room both before and after a win which cranks up the pressure on Town's promotion rivals.
Oxford will be first in the firing line this Saturday and their assistant manager, David Oldfield, will have reported from his vantage point how Town scrapped for supremacy before clinically putting Yeovil to the sword.
Stead scored the goal which shared the spoils with Oxford at the McAlpine before Christmas and he would have been proud of the finishing in a vital win last night.
While Abbott's 40th-minute volley was somewhat scuffed, at least the loan man showed real striker's instinct to get on the end of Andy Holdsworth's knock-down from Jon Worthington's raking cross and extend his goal-a-game record to three.
Not surprisingly because of his lung-bursting workrate, Abbott was involved in creating both of Schofield's goals - the first just 31 seconds into the second half.
Schofield was at the root, threading a pass for Abbott to chase and then continuing his run into the box so that he could swing Anthony Lloyd's header beyond the grasp of hapless keeper Chris Weale.
At that point, Town were in full flow with Abbott and Andy Booth causing mayhem, but it wasn't until the hour mark that 9,000 home fans could really give full voice to their pulsating promotion anthems.
This time it was skipper Efe Sodje who caught the eye, selling an outrageous dummy before turning defence into attack with an angled 40-yard pass to Abbott on the left.
Schofield was already on the move, primed to meet a perfect first-time pass, and when Weale advanced to try and quash the danger, Town's skilful midfielder left him stranded with the deftest of chips.
Credit to Yeovil for the way they responded, taking advantage of Town defending too deep in the closing stages to score with a low Way drive on 77 minutes, but Gary Johnson's side really missed the boat in the first half.
Having escaped when Weale spilled a Booth header after eight minutes - Way booting clear from the line when a goal seemed certain - they should have taken the lead just seconds before Town showed how it should be done.
Town's defence, in which Steve Yates was outstanding alongside his capable colleagues, were guilty of failing to react as Andy Bishop traded headers with Adam Stansfield to find himself in the clear.
An opener beckoned, but Bishop fired his shot straight at Senior, whose positioning and reactions were spot on to bale-out his mates and whose handling impressed loan signing Paul Rachubka, drafted in from Charlton to provide top competition for the yellow jersey.
Town, boosted by a breakthrough goal in their next attack, found some fluency to add to their fortitude as Dwayne Mattis (recalled for a first start in four months) and the workaholic Worthington finally got to grips to release Schofield in the centre.
Holdsworth and Lloyd were willing contributors from wing-back as Yates kept command at the back, and Booth joined the party with his usual dose of aerial dominance, even against 6ft 8in Portuguese substitute Hugo Rodrigues.
While Gavin Williams shone on the left, where his control and passing marked him out, and Yeovil showed the passing prowess which has carried them successfully from the Conference, Town stuck relentlessly to their task to ensure revenge against the only one of the top seven to have beaten them during an increasingly optimistic Third Division campaign.
How they rated:
Phil Senior Made a fantastic last minute save to cap an excellent night of safe handling. Disappointed not to get a clean sheet Rating: 7/10
Andy Holdsworth Very influential down the right. Hardly missed a pass and raided well, setting up the first goal with a terrific header Rating: 7/10
Anthony Lloyd Ran himself into the ground, as ever, and got forward superbly to nod back Abbott's cross for Schofield's first goal Rating: 7/10
Steve Yates Picked out by manager Peter Jackson as top performer on the night. Solid, dependable and took no prisoners Rating: 8/10
Efe Sodje Brilliant early tackle on the impressive Williams and played a `World Cup' pass in the build-up to final goal Rating: 7/10
Nathan Clarke Nutmegged by Way on one occasion but otherwise outstanding with some quality blocks and interceptions Rating: 7/10
Dwayne Mattis Covered a lot of ground in his first start for four months and hugged by Jackson when he came off suffering an injury Rating: 7/10
Jon Worthington Received a standing ovation when he came off after another battling display. His superb raid helped break deadlock Rating: 7/10
Danny Schofield Two excellent finishes for his fifth and sixth goals of the season. Woeful first half, but a tremendous second Rating: 7/10
Andy Booth His experience is an absolute boon to this young team. Terrific in the air and worked his socks off for the cause Rating: 7/10
Pawel Abbott Scored his third goal in as many games and his workrate caught the eye once again. Sign him up is the general plea Rating: 7/10
Spotlight on: Steve Yates
Cool as the night in the heart of Town's defence, the elder statesman of a gritty team was a picture of composure with some brave headers, vital tackles and no-nonsense clearances, particularly as Yeovil pushed forward with menace as Town sat back towards the end.
A glaring miss by Yeovil's Andy Bishop on 39 minutes when he was clean through and could only shoot straight at Phil Senior, who stood firm in the centre of the goal. Town went straight upfield and took the lead.
Subs used: Town: Edwards for Mattis 64, Fowler for Worthington 90. Yeovil: Rodrigues for Pluck 11, Lindegaard for Terry 48, Jackson for Bishop 49.
Subs not used: Town: Rachubka, Mirfin, Newby. Yeovil: Gall, Collis.
Scorers: Town: Abbott 39, Schofield 46 and 60. Yeovil: Way 77.
Referee: Eddie Evans (Manchester).
Bookings: Town: Worthington, Mattis. Yeovil: Way, Jackson, Lockwood.
Shots on target: Town 8, Yeovil 8.
Corners: Town 5, Yeovil 4.
Caught offside : Town 3, Yeovil 1.
Free-kicks awarded: Town 13, Yeovil 14.
Attendance : 9,395 (Away: 347).