Match Report: Yeovil Town v Plymouth Argyle

Yeovil Town fell to their first pre-season defeat at Huish Park this afternoon as they beaten 2-0 by League One side Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Hardie gave the visitors the lead shortly after half time and Fin Azaz made it 2-0 on the hour mark. Both sides were reduced to 10 men as Matt Worthington and Bali Mumba were shown straight red cards and the game finished with a 2-0 defeat for Yeovil.

Yeovil fielded a strong starting XI which included Grant Smith, Morgan Williams, Jamie Reckord, Max Hunt, Matt Worthington, Alex Fisher, Tom Knowles, Malachi Linton, Sam Perry, Josh Staunton and new signing Chiori Johnson.

On the bench was Ollie Haste, Ollie Hulbert, Charlie Wakefield, Max Evans and a number of trialists.

Plymouth kicked off towards the home terrace.

Plymouth were showing their superiority during the first half as they controlled the ball well and were in control of the game.

The best chance of the half came on 25 minutes when a shot was blocked by Max Hunt and Grant Smith was able to claim the follow up attempt.

Little else happened during the remainder of the half and the teams went in level at the break.

Half Time: Yeovil Town 0-0 Plymouth Argyle

Just two minutes into the second half Plymouth took the lead as a good team move was calmly finished by Ryan Hardie.

On the hour mark it was 2-0 to the visitors as a shot at goal was parried into the path of Fin Azaz who had a simple tap in.

Yeovil made three substitutions shortly after this as Malachi Linton, Alex Fisher and Chiori Johnson were replaced by Charlie Wakefield, Ollie Hulbert and a trialist.

Yeovil's best chance came on 66 minutes as Ollie Hulbert was sent through on goal but his shot was wide of the post.

Shortly afterwards a mass brawl broke out between the two sets of players as a scuffle between Matt Worthington and Bali Mumba boiled over. After order had been restored both players were shown straight red cards.

Yeovil made two further substitutions on 72 minutes as Sam Perry and Jamie Reckord were both replaced with trialists.

With eight minutes to go Yeovil replaced Tom Knowles with Toby Stephens and the match fizzled out with no further incident.

Full Time: Yeovil Town 0-2 Plymouth Argyle

Yeovil's pre-season continues on Tuesday evening as we travel to Dorchester Town. Please note the kick off time of 7PM.

Match Attendance: 1,565 (529 from Plymouth Argyle)

Yeovil Town

Grant Smith, Morgan Williams, Jamie Reckord, Max Hunt, Matt Worthington, Alex Fisher, Tom Knowles, Malachi Linton, Sam Perry, Josh Staunton, Chiori Johnson

Substitutes

Ollie Haste, Ollie Hulbert, Charlie Wakefield, Max Evans, Trialists

Kit

Pink and Purple Striped Shirts, Purple Shorts, Pink Socks
Goalkeeper: Orange

Plymouth Argyle

Callum Burton, Macaulay Gillesphye, James Wilson, Dan Scarr, Matt Butcher, Joe Edwards, Ryan Hardie, Danny Mayor, Bali Mumba, Finn Azaz, Adam Randell

Substitutes

Zak Baker, Jordan Houghton, Niall Evvis, Morgan Whittaker, Brendan Galloway, Luke Jephcott, Findley Craske, Brandon Pursall, Jack Endacott, Alfie Lewis

Kit

Dark Green Shirts, White Shorts, Dark Green Socks
Goalkeeper: Fluorescent Yellow

Officials

Referee: - Daniel Lamport
Assistant: - Thomas Staten
Assistant: - Nat Wormleighton
Fourth Official: - James Knowles

Next Fixture

Altrincham v Yeovil Town

Date: 20/08/2022
Competition: National League
Venue: Moss Lane
Kick Off: 15:00

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National League Table

Last Updated: 17/08/2022

Pos
Team
Pld
GD
Pts

1
Barnet
3
+3
7

2
Chesterfield
3
+3
7

3
Woking
3
+2
6

4
Wealdstone
3
+1
6

5
Maidenhead United
3
+0
6

6
Notts County
3
+3
5

7
Solihull Moors
2
+3
4

8
Dorking Wanderers
3
+1
4

9
Boreham Wood
3
+0
4

10
Oldham Athletic
3
+0
4

11
Bromley
3
+0
4

12
Eastleigh
3
+0
4

13
Torquay United
3
+0
4

14
Maidstone United
3
-1
4

15
Wrexham
3
-1
4

16
York City
2
+1
3

17
Gateshead
3
+0
3

18
Scunthorpe United
3
-2
3

19
Aldershot Town
3
-3
3

20
Southend United
3
-1
2

21
Dagenham & Redbridge
3
-2
2

22
Altrincham
3
-2
2

23
Yeovil Town
3
-2
1

24
Halifax Town
3
-3
1