Match Report: Yeovil Town v Woking

Yeovil Town booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Trophy thanks to a 3-1 win over National League rivals Woking at Huish Park. Former Yeovil Town player Tahvon Campbell gave the away side the lead 21 minutes in but Yeovil improved in the second half and an Adi Yussuf brace and a Tom Knowles header all in the final 12 minutes of the game made sure Yeovil's unbeaten run continued.

Darren Sarll made numerous changes to the side that beat Barnet last weekend. Max Evans took his place between the sticks while Adi Yussuf, Josh Staunton and Charlie Wakefield all dropped to the bench and Morgan Williams was dropped. Replacing them was Reuben Reid, Tom Knowles, Alex Bradley and new loan signing Jaheim Headley.

Yeovil lined up in a 4-3-3 formation with Jaheim Headley, Max Hunt, Luke Wilkinson and Dan Moss in front of Max Evans, Dale Gorman, Matt Worthington and Alex Bradley made up the midfield while Tom Knowles, Reuben Reid and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton lead the attack.

On the bench was Grant Smith, Adi Yussuf, Josh Staunton, Oliver Haste, Jordan Barnett and Charlie Wakefield.

Woking kicked off towards the home terrace.

Yeovil made a decent start to the game and won a couple of corners early on but on both occasions they didn't trouble the Woking defence.

Woking began to look the more dangerous side after the first 10 minutes and Yeovil were struggling to stop their attacks.

Woking won a corner on 15 minutes which was crossed to the center of the box but Yeovil were able to head the ball away.

Three minutes later Woking won another corner and somehow didn't take the lead as the ball was crossed into the box and after a bit of pinball which saw the ball come back off both the post and the crossbar Yeovil were eventually able to clear the ball away.

On 21 minutes though the away side managed to find the goal that their play deserved as Tahvon Campbell unleashed a low shot across the goal and Max Evans wasn't able to push the ball away and the ball ended up in the bottom corner.

The rest of the half was a rather tame affair as Woking weren't able to keep up the same intensity with their play and Yeovil were struggling to be creative themselves.

Yeovil won a corner on 43 minutes but it came to nothing and after the three additional minutes were over they went in trailing at the break.

Half Time: Yeovil Town 0-1 Woking

Yeovil made their first substitution at half time as Luke Wilkinson was replaced by Josh Staunton.

The second half was much better from a Yeovil perspective as they came out with a much more positive attitude and weren't going to simply roll over and accept defeat.

Woking made their first substitution on 55 minutes as Max Kretzschmar was replaced by Tarryn Allarkhia.

Four minutes later Yeovil made their second substitution as Reuben Reid made way for Adi Yussuf.

Woking then made their second substitution on 65 minutes as Tyreke Johnson was replaced by Shane Dunne.

Yeovil were the only team that looked threatening in the second half and as time went on they were looking more and more dangerous.

On 68 minutes Yeovil won a free kick on the edge of the box on the left hand side. Dale Gorman stepped up and produced a curling shot that had to be pushed wide by Craig Ross in the Woking goal.

The resulting corner was initially blocked but the second corner was crossed to the center of the box and headed away.

Woking made their final substitution on 72 minutes as Rohan Ince made way for Moussa Diarra.

Shortly afterwards Yeovil made their final substitution as Alex Bradley was replaced by Jordan Barnett.

With 15 minutes left to play Yeovil were doing all of the pressing. Once again they had a corner where the cross was blocked but the second time round it was crossed to the far post but a soft foul was given for Craig Ross.

Suddenly Yeovil managed to find the equalising goal as Jaheim Headley put a low cross into the box for Adi Yussuf who did well to work the space to shoot and his effort nestled into the bottom corner to pull the game level.

Yeovil's confidence was given a massive boost from that goal and they were pushing hard to find a second.

With 87 minutes on the clock Yeovil took the lead as Sonny Blu Lo-Everton worked his way into a good position on the left hand side and put in a perfect cross for Tom Knowles who's powerful header flew into the back of the net and Huish Park erupted with joy.

Just one minute later Yeovil almost added a third but Woking were able to just about scramble away the attack.

Five minutes of time was added on and with one minute left to play Adi Yussuf put the game beyond any doubt as Tom Knowles played him through with an excellent pass and Yussuf drove into the box and produced a powerful low shot that beat Craig Ross to ensure Woking had no way back.

Full Time: Yeovil Town 3-1 Woking

The first half performance wasn't a great one for Yeovil but the second half was simply fantastic. All three goals were very well worked and despite Darren Sarll performing a bit of squad rotation they still showed that they have a lot of talent and a lot of determination to never give up. Although it was "only an FA Trophy game" it was still good to keep the unbeaten run going and we now go into the festive period with a lot of momentum.

Yeovil's season continues on Boxing Day as we make the trip to Plainmoor to face Torquay United. Kick off is at 3PM.

Man of the match voting for this win over Woking is now open. You can cast your vote here.

Match Attendance: 1,493(30 from Woking)

Yeovil Town

12 - Max Evans, 5 - Max Hunt, 6 - Luke Wilkinson (replaced by 32 - Josh Staunton on 46 minutes), 7 - Matt Worthington, 8 - Dale Gorman, 9 - Reuben Reid (replaced by 23 - Adi Yussuf on 60 minutes), 11 - Tom Knowles, 14 - Alex Bradley (replaced by 3 - Jordan Barnett on 73 minutes), 15 - Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, 22 - Dan Moss, 36 - Jaheim Headley

Substitutes

1 - Grant Smith, 23 - Adi Yussuf, 32 - Josh Staunton, 35 - Oliver Haste, 3 - Jordan Barnett, 19 - Charlie Wakefield

Kit

Green Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks
Goalkeeper: Turquoise

Woking

13 - Craig Ross, 3 - Josh Casey, 4 - Tom Champion, 5 - Joe McNerney, 9 - Inih Effiong, 10 - Max Kretzschmar (replaced by 17 - Tarryn Allarkhia on 55 minutes), 11 - Tyreke Johnson (replaced by 33 - Shane Dunne on 65 minutes), 16 - Louis Annesley, 19 - Tahvon Cambell, 21 - Tommy Block, 24 - Rohan Ince (replaced by 6 - Moussa Diarra on 72 minutes)

Substitutes

6 - Moussa Diarra, 17 - Tarryn Allarkhia, 18 - Louis Britton, 26 - Jake Rumble, 33 - Shane Dunne, 1 - Mark Smith

Kit

Blue Shirts, Navy Blue Shorts, Navy Socks
Goalkeeper: Orange

Officials

Referee: - Gareth Rhodes
Assistant: - Steven Plane
Assistant: - Ciaran Barlow
Fourth Official: - Andrew Hobbs

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Competition: Pre-Season
Venue: Wordsworth Drive
Kick Off: 19:45

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Attendance: 2,123 (184 from Yeovil Town)

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Aldershot Town
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Barnet
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4
Boreham Wood
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Bromley
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Chesterfield
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Dagenham & Redbridge
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Dorking Wanderers
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9
Eastleigh
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10
Gateshead
0
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0

11
Halifax Town
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0

12
Maidenhead United
0
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0

13
Maidstone United
0
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0

14
Notts County
0
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0

15
Oldham Athletic
0
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16
Scunthorpe United
0
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0

17
Solihull Moors
0
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0

18
Southend United
0
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0

19
Torquay United
0
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0

20
Wealdstone
0
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0

21
Woking
0
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0

22
Wrexham
0
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0

23
Yeovil Town
0
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0

24
York City
0
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0