Match Report - Yeovil Town v Wrexham

Yeovil Town claimed their first win since New Year's Day at Huish Park this afternoon thanks to a comfortable 3-0 win over Wrexham at Huish Park. Goals from Courtney Duffus, Luke Wilkinson and Albi Skendi were enough to give Town the three points in a much improved team performance when compared to recent games.

Darren Sarll made four changes to the side that was beaten 1-0 at Boreham Wood last weekend. The injured Rhys Murphy was replaced by Marc Richards while Remeao Hutton and Jimmy Smith returned to the starting XI. Liam O'Brien replaced Stuart Nelson in goal.

The game started off fairly evenly with neither side threatening the opposite goal. Yeovil were passing the ball around well and were enjoying good spells of possession which was nice to see after the recent performances.

Yeovil suffered an unwanted injury blow mid-way through the first half as Liam O'Brien went down injured and had to be stretchered off. Stuart Nelson came on to replace him on 22 minutes.

Yeovil were continuing to pass the ball around well and they thought they had got their reward as Luke Wilkinson bundled the ball into the net from close range however it was ruled out for a foul on Wrexham keeper Robert Lainton.

Six minutes later Yeovil had another opportunity to take the lead as the ball was crossed into the box from a corner and found Luke Wilkinson unmarked at the far post however his effort hit the side netting.

Wrexham were playing some nice football of their own but they weren't able to carve out any chances with it. Despite this they were given a good opportunity to take the lead as half time approached as Remeao Hutton was caught in possession but Jordan Ponticelli's shot was well saved by Stuart Nelson.

With two minutes to go until half time Yeovil took the lead in bizarre fashion. Wrexham keeper Robert Lainton was attempting to kick the ball out of his hands but thought he had been fouled by Courtney Duffus. He then placed the ball at his feet but play continued and Duffus kicked the ball into an empty net.

Half Time - Yeovil Town 1-0 Wrexham

The second half continued in the same manner as the first with Yeovil under very little pressure from the opposition.

Yeovil doubled their advantage on 55 minutes as a thunderous free kick from Luke Wilkinson flew in the back of the net from 30 yards leaving Robert Lainton with no chance to stop it.

With a two goal advantage the game was very comfortable for the home side as they were still creating chances and not being put under enough pressure from the away side.

Yeovil wrapped up the points in injury time as Albi Skendi was on hand to tap the ball in from close range.

Full Time - Yeovil Town 3-0 Wrexham

It was a very good afternoon for Yeovil today as they put in a very good performance in front of their home supporters and got their reward. Recent performances and results had been disappointing so it was good to get back to winning ways to boost the confidence of the squad.

The result sees us move into third place with 57 points - 5 points behind Harrogate who are currently second and 13 points behind league leaders Barrow who also won today.

Man of the mach voting for this win against Wrexham is now open. You can cast your vote here.

Match Attendance - 3,040 (283 from Wrexham)

Yeovil Town

27 - Liam O'Brien (replaced by 1 - Stuart Nelson on 22 minutes), 24 - Remeao Hutton, 4 - Lee Collins, 18 - Albi Skendi, 3 - Carl Dickinson, 6 - Luke Wilkinson, 26 - Charlie Lee (replaced by 12 - Brandon Cooper on 89 minutes), 7 - Matt Worthington, 5 - Jimmy Smith, 14 - Courtney Duffus, 17 - Marc Richards (replaced by 33 - Chris Dagnall on 86 minutes)

Substitutes

1 - Stuart Nelson, 12 - Brandon Cooper, 16 - Gabriel Rogers, 21 - Marc Richards, 33 - Chris Dagnall

Wrexham

1 - Robert Lainton, 5- Shaun Pearson (replaced by 15 - Kyle Barker on 79 minutes), 6 - Jake Lawlor, 8 - Luke Young, 9 - Jordan Ponticelli, 11 - Tyler Garratt, 16 - Jordon Thompson, 18 - Jay Harris, 28 - Dan Jarvis (replaced by 12 - Jason Oswell on 46 minutes), 29 - Davis Keillor-Dunn

Substitutes

21 - Christian Dibble, 12 - Jason Oswell, 14 - Paul Rutherford, 15 - Kyle Barker, 20 - Akil Wright

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National League Table

Last Updated: 16/03/2020

Pos
Team
Pld
GD
Pts

1
Barrow
37
+29
70

2
Harrogate Town
37
+17
66

3
Notts County
38
+23
63

4
Yeovil Town
37
+17
60

5
Boreham Wood
37
+15
60

6
Halifax Town
37
+1
58

7
Stockport County
39
-3
58

8
Solihull Moors
38
+11
55

9
Hartlepool United
39
+6
55

10
Woking
38
-5
55

11
Barnet
35
+10
54

12
Dover Athletic
38
+0
54

13
Bromley
38
+5
52

14
Sutton United
38
+5
50

15
Torquay United
36
-5
48

16
Aldershot Town
39
-12
46

17
Eastleigh
37
-12
46

18
Dagenham & Redbridge
37
-4
44

19
Chesterfield
38
-10
44

20
Wrexham
37
-3
43

21
Ebbsfleet United
39
-21
42

22
Maidenhead United
38
-14
41

23
AFC Fylde
37
-16
39

24
Chorley
38
-34
26