Match Report: Yeovil Town v Southend United

Yeovil Town made it three wins in a row this afternoon as they saw off Southend United 2-0 at Huish Park. Goals from Reuben Reid and Tom Knowles with the first 8 minutes of the game was enough to give Town the points in a game that they were in control of throughout.

Darren Sarll made one change to the side that beat Bromley in midweek as Luke Wilkinson replaced Josh Staunton who dropped to the bench.

Yeovil lined up in their usual 4-3-3 formation with Mark Little, Luke Wilkinson, Ben Barclay and Morgan Williams in front of Grant Smith. Matt Worthington, Dale Gorman and Lawson D'Ath made up the midfield while Charlie Wakefield, Reuben Reid and Tom Knowles lead the attack.

On the bench was Jordan Barnett, Alex Bradley, Josh Neufville, Olufela Olomola and Josh Staunton.

A minutes applause was held before the game as a mark of respect for Lee Collins who's passing was a year ago on the 31st March.

Southend kicked off towards the home terrace.

Yeovil made a blistering start to the game and found themselves 1-0 up inside the opening four minutes. A corner from the right hand side was defended but Lawson D'Ath was able to put the ball back in and Reuben Reid was able to slot the ball home from close range.

Four minutes later Yeovil made it 2-0 as Charlie Wakefield put in a superb low cross from the left and Tom Knowles was able to slam the ball past Steve Arnold.

Yeovil were in control of the game not only in terms of the score but also the play. While the chances for Yeovil were now much rarer they weren't in any danger from Southend.

Town almost made it 3-0 just before half time as Reuben Reid found Tom Knowles with a brilliant pass and his effort was headed clear on the line.

Four minutes of time was added on at the end of the half and Yeovil went in with a fully deserved lead.

Half Time: Yeovil Town 2-0 Southend United

Southend made their first substitution at half time as Ollie Kensdale was replaced by Joe Gubbins.

The second half continued with Yeovil still in control of the game and creating a few chances to increase the lead.

Yeovil almost got the third goal in the 51st minute as a shot from Tom Knowles was deflected and was heading for the corner of the net but Steve Arnold was able to make the save.

Southend made their second substitution on 57 minutes as Jack Bridge was replaced by Harry Cardwell.

Yeovil then made their first substitution on the hour mark as Charlie Wakefield was replaced by Josh Neufville.

Southend made their final substitution on 70 minutes Matty Dennis was replaced by Callum Powell.

With 20 minutes to go Yeovil were still in control and looking very comfortable. Ben Barclay had a chance to increase the lead on 81 minutes as Lawson D'Ath but a ball deep into the box and Ben Barclay met it at the far post but he couldn't keep his effort on target and it flew way over the bar.

Yeovil made their second substitution on 84 minutes as Reuben Reid was replaced by Olufela Olomola.

Olomola almost made an immediate impact as he was put through one on one but Southend defender Kenny Clark was able to keep up with him and eventually blocked the shot for a corner which came to nothing.

Five minutes of time was added on at the end and after Lawson D'Ath was replaced by Alex Bradley the referee blew the whistle and Yeovil could celebrate another well deserved victory.

Full Time: Yeovil Town 2-0 Southend United

That's now two home game on the trot where Yeovil have put in a good shift and got the reward. The game was very comfortable and everybody put in a good effort to get the job done and send the fans home happy.

Yeovil's season continues next Saturday as we travel to Barnet. Kick off is at 3:00PM

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

Yeovil Town

18 - Ted Cann, 22 - Ben Barclay, 24 - Lawson D'Ath (replaced by 14 - Alex Bradley on 90 minutes), 8 - Dale Gorman, 11 - Tom Knowles, 2 - Mark Little, 9 - Reuben Reid (replaced by 10 - Olufela Olomola on 84 minutes), 19 - Charlie Wakefield (replaced by 30 - Josh Neufville on 61 minutes), 13 - Morgan Williams, 7 - Matt Worthington, 6 - Luke Wilkinson

Substitutes

3 - Jordan Barnett, 14 - Alex Bradley, 10 - Olufela Olomola, 30 - Josh Neufville, 32 - Josh Staunton

Kit

Green Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks
Goalkeeper: Orange

Southend United

1 - Steve Arnold, 5 - Shaun Hobson, 7 - Jack Bridge (replaced by 39 - Harry Cardwell on 58 minutes), 10 - Sam Dalby, 12 - Tom Clifford, 20 - Will Atkinson, 21 - Harrison Neal, 22 - Kenny Clark, 27 - Leon Davies, 30 - Matty Dennis (replaced by 11 - Callum Powell on 70 minutes), 35 - Ollie Kensdale (replaced by 17 - Joe Gubbins on 46 minutes)

Substitutes

11 - Callum Powell, 15 - Lewis Gard, 17 - Joe Gubbins, 24 - Jason Demetriou, 39 - Harry Cardwell

Kit

Yellow Shirts, Blue Shorts, Yellow Socks
Goalkeeper: Grey

Officials

Referee: - Gary Parsons
Assistant: - Peter Lowe
Assistant: - Sean Jenkins
Fourth Official: - Paul Barber

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