Match Report - Harrogate Town v Yeovil Town

Yesterday evening saw Yeovil Town put in a lackluster performance at Wetherby Road as the Glovers went down 3-0 to fellow promotion chasing Harrogate Town. A brace from George Thomson and a single goal from Jack Diamond gave the home side three points as Yeovil could muster no response.

Darren Sarll made five changes to the side that were beaten 2-1 by Notts County at the weekend - Brandon Cooper made his first start for Yeovil since joining on loan from Swansea - replacing Lee Collins.

Myles Hippolyte replaced Caleb Richards, Stuart Nelson returned in favour over Liam O'Brien and top scorers Rhys Murphy and Courtney Duffus also returned to the starting XI.

The opening exchanges were fairly even as both sides were attempting to settle themselves into the game. Most of the opening 15 minutes were played in midfield as neither side were able to press forward with any real intent.

As the half wore on it was Harrogate who were beginning to take control of the game and they were beginning to carve out opportunities. Twice in two minutes Harrogate could have taken the lead as Yeovil were carved open but thanks to some poor finishing they were unable to punish the away side.

Harrogates pressure continued as Yeovil struggled to keep hold of the ball and eventually Harrogate got their reward just before half time. John Stead laid the ball into George Thompson at the far post who gave the home side the lead.

Half Time - Harrogate Town 1-0 Yeovil Town

The second half continued in the same manner as the first with Harrogate dominating the play. It would only take six minutes after the re-start for Harrogate to double their lead as Jack Diamond broke through the Yeovil defence and hammered an effort past the helpless Stuart Nelson.

Yeovil almost pulled a goal back after this as Jimmy Smith's header was cleared off the line to preserve the home sides two goal advantage.

Harrogate wrapped up the points on 73 minutes as George Thompson got his second of the night after the Yeovil defence had failed to clear their lines.

The night got even worse for Yeovil in stoppage time as Myles Hippolyte was shown a straight red card for a harsh challenge on Will Smith.

Full Time - Harrogate Town 3-0 Yeovil Town

After last weekends improved performance against Notts County the travelling supporters had hoped that we had turned the corner and would be able to make a good account of ourselves in Yorkshire. It was not to be as Yeovil were well off the pace for the majority of the game.

It seemed as though the midfield were struggling the most as we were giving the ball away far too often and failing to attack with any purpose. This will have to be rectified quickly if Yeovil are to keep up their push for promotion back to the Football League at the first time of asking.

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Match Attendance - 801 (128 from Yeovil Town)

Harrogate Town

1 - James Belshaw, 2 - Ryan Fallowfield, 7 - George Thompson, 16 - Jon Stead (replaced by 28 - Kian Harratt on 83 minutes), 4 - Josh Falkingham, 17 - Llyod Kerry, 6 - Warren Burrell, 18 - Jack Muldoon (replaced by 14 - Brendan Kiernan on 80 minutes), 23 - Jack Diamond, 22 - Will Smith (replaced by 3 - George Smith on 95 minutes), 20 - Connor Hall

Substitutes

3 - George Smith, 13 - Joe Cracknell, 14 - Brendan Kiernan, 15 - Alex Bradley, 28 - Kian Harratt

Yeovil Town

1 - Stuart Nelson, 24 - Remeao Hutton (replaced by 17 - Marc Richards on 78 minutes), 26 - Charlie Lee, 11 - Myles Hippolyte (dismissed on 94 minutes), 12 - Brandon Cooper, 18 - Albi Skendi, 3 - Carl Dickinson, 5 - Jimmy Smith (replaced by 33 - Chris Dagnall on 70 minutes), 6 - Luke Wilkinson, 9 - Rhys Murphy, 14 - Courtney Duffus (replaced by 2 - Craig Alcock on 78 minutes)

Substitutes

2 - Craig Alcock, 7 - Matt Worthington, 17 - Marc Richards, 27 - Liam O'Brien, 33 - Chris Dagnall

Next Fixture

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Yeovil Town v Wrexham

Date: 29/02/2020
Competition: National League
Venue: Huish Park
Kick Off: 15:00

Latest Result

Boreham Wood

1-0

Yeovil Town

Attendance: 1,040 (291 from Yeovil Town)

National League Table

Last Updated: 23/02/2020

Pos
Team
Pld
GD
Pts

1
Barrow
35
+30
67

2
Harrogate Town
35
+16
62

3
Boreham Wood
33
+15
55

4
Halifax Town
34
+3
55

5
Yeovil Town
35
+13
54

6
Dover Athletic
35
+4
53

7
Notts County
34
+14
51

8
Solihull Moors
35
+9
51

9
Bromley
36
+6
51

10
Stockport County
36
-5
51

11
Hartlepool United
35
+6
50

12
Barnet
32
+8
49

13
Woking
35
-7
49

14
Torquay United
34
-5
45

15
Sutton United
34
+3
43

16
Aldershot Town
35
-9
43

17
Wrexham
35
+0
42

18
Eastleigh
34
-9
42

19
Dagenham & Redbridge
34
-3
41

20
Maidenhead United
34
-8
41

21
Chesterfield
35
-10
40

22
Ebbsfleet United
35
-24
33

23
AFC Fylde
33
-17
32

24
Chorley
35
-30
26