Match Report: Barnet v Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town made it three wins on the spin and five wins out of their last six games tonight as they destroyed a poor Barnet side 4-1 at The Hive who had to play two thirds of the game with ten men. First half goals from Jimmy Smith and Billy Sass-Davies put Town 2-0 up inside 13 minutes but JJ Hooper's volley made it 2-1 just one minute later.

Barnet were then reduced to 10 men just after the half hour mark and Yeovil took full advantage of their numerical superiority in the second half as goals from Rhys Murphy and Josh Neufville capped off a fine performance from The Glovers.

Darren Sarll made two changes to the team that beat Dagenham & Redbridge 1-0 on Saturday. Carl Dickinson and Matt Worthington both dropped to the bench and were replaced by Michael Kelly and Josh Neufville.

Yeovil again began with their usual 4-4-2 formation with Alex Bradley, Max Hunt, Billy Sass-Davies and Michael Kelly in front of Adam Smith. Jimmy Smith, Tom Knowles, Josh Neufville and Albi Skendi made up the midfield while Rhys Murphy and Reuben Reid lead the attack.

Barnet kicked off towards the home terrace.

The opening 15 minutes of this game was extremely fast paced and Yeovil made the brighter start of the two sides. With just 1 minute on the clock Albi Skendi tested Scott Loach with a low curling shot but it was saved.

Yeovil continued to play good attacking football and had a penalty appeal waved away on 8 minutes for a foul on Rhys Murphy but the referee was unmoved.

Yeovil won their first corner of the game on 10 minutes and Micheal Kelly's cross from the left hand side found Max Hunt who headed back across the box for Reuben Reid who's shot was blocked on the line only for Jimmy Smith to fire home the rebound to give Town a deserved lead.

Straight from the restart it was nearly 2-0 as Tom Knowles went on a good run from the halfway line and his low shot from the edge of the box had to be pushed away for a corner on the right hand side.

Alex Bradley stepped up for the corner and his cross to the center of the box was met by Billy Sass-Davies who headed the ball into the ground and Scott Loach couldn't keep his effort out and Yeovil were suddenly firmly in control of the match.

The action was far from over though as just one minute later Barnet pulled one back in spectacular fashion as a corner from the right hand side was crossed into JJ Hooper who hit the ball on the volley which flew into the top corner to halve Yeovil's advantage.

The remainder of the half wasn't as action filled but Yeovil did continue to play neat attacking football and were looking especially dangerous from their set plays.

On 27 minutes a long ball over the Barnet midfield found Rhys Murphy who was able to run forward and unleash a shot but it was wide of the target.

Suddenly the game turned in Yeovil's favour as Barnet were reduced to 10 men. Tomi Adeyole picked up his second yellow card of the game for blocking a Yeovil free kick which appeared to be a harsh punishment in all fairness. At first it appeared as though the referee had forgotten that he had already been booked for a foul six minutes earlier and only after he has began recording the yellow card in his book is when he appeared to realise that Adeyole had to go and showed him the red.

The rest of the half passed with no further clear cut chances but Yeovil were still looking the better of the two teams.

Three minutes of time was added on and Yeovil went in at the break with a deserved 2-1 lead which they would be hoping to increase in the second half especially with a man advantage.

Half Time: Barnet 1-2 Yeovil Town

Barnet made their first substitution at half time as James Dunne was replaced by Themis Kefalas.

The first 10 minutes of the second half was fairly tame with neither side looking particularly threatening. Yeovil were still the better footballing side but they couldn't keep up the same intensity in the second half.

Out of nowhere though Yeovil increased their lead as they won a free kick on the left hand side just outside the box. Alex Bradley's cross into the near post found Rhys Murphy who managed to get the better of his marker and his header was fumbled by Scott Loach and into the back of the net.

With a their two goal advantage restored and having a man advantage as well Yeovil were now looking very comfortable and they continued to press their opponents to capitalise on the opportunity.

On 70 minutes both teams made substitutions as JJ Hooper was replaced by Muhammadu Faal for the home side while Reuben Reid was replaced by Chris Dagnall for Yeovil.

Barnet made their last substitution on 79 minutes as Michael Petrasso was replaced by Ephron Mason-Clark

With ten minutes to go Yeovil increased their lead as Josh Neufville received the ball mid-way into the Barnet half and chipped Scott Loach from the edge of the area to make the game even more comfortable for the away side.

The final 10 minutes turned out to be a training excersize for Yeovil as Barnet knew they were well beaten and Yeovil were simply passing the ball around comfortably with no threat from the home team.

Yeovil made their final subs during this time as Albi Skendi was replaced by Joe Quigley on 81 minutes and Josh Neufville was replaced by Charlie Lee on 86 minutes.

4 additional minutes were given but the match was safe and Yeovil ran out worthy winners to return to Somerset with another three points.

Full Time: Barnet 1-4 Yeovil Town

Another well deserved win for Yeovil tonight as the score-line certainly reflected Yeovil's dominance all over the pitch. It was a great team performance where every man put in a good shift and they now go into Saturdays game at Chesterfield in fine form with five wins out of their last six matches.

The victory sees us lift up into 10th place and now only three points off of a playoff spot. With Yeovil seemingly getting better as the season progresses who knows where we could end up if we keep up this fine run of form.

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

Barnet

1 - Scott Loach, 6 - James Dunne (replaced by 15 - Themis Kefalas on 46 minutes), 7 - Alexander McQueen, 10 - Michael Petrasso (replaced by 27 - Effron Mason-Clark, 11 - JJ Hooper (replaced by 14 - Muhammadu Faal on 70 minutes), 16 - Harry Taylor, 17 - Ben Richards-Everton, 21 - Tomi Adeloye, 29 - Myles Judd, 37 - Richard Taylor, 38 - Liam Daly

Substitutes

24 - Ayman Azaze, 15 - Themis Kefalas, 19 - Axander McBurnie, 14 - Muhammadu Faal, 27 - Ephron Mason-Clark

Yeovil Town

1 - Adam Smith, 27 - Alex Bradley, 26 - Max Hunt, 35 - Billy Sass-Davies, 14 - Michael Kelly, 10 - Jimmy Smith, 21 - Tom Knowles, 24 - Josh Neufville (replaced by 22 - Charlie Lee on 86 minutes), 18 - Albi Skendi (replaced by 19 - Joe Quigley on 81 minutes), 9 - Rhys Murphy, 33 - Reuben Reid (replaced by 34 - Chris Dagnall on 70 minutes)

Substitutes

3 - Carl Dickinson, 7 - Matt Worthington, 22 - Charlie Lee, 19 - Joe Quigley, 34 - Chris Dagnall

Next Fixture

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Yeovil Town v Boreham Wood

Date: 17/04/2021
Competition: National League
Venue: Huish Park
Kick Off: 12:30

Latest Result

Yeovil Town

3-1

Barnet

Attendance: 0 (0 from Barnet)

National League Table

Last Updated: 13/04/2021

Pos
Team
Pld
GD
Pts

1
Hartlepool United
35
+16
64

2
Sutton United
32
+24
63

3
Torquay United
33
+22
63

4
Stockport County
33
+24
58

5
Notts County
31
+13
52

6
Chesterfield
30
+14
51

7
Wrexham
33
+11
50

8
Halifax Town
32
+8
50

9
Eastleigh
33
+3
47

10
Bromley
32
+4
46

11
Boreham Wood
32
+6
44

12
Solihull Moors
31
-1
42

13
Aldershot Town
31
-4
41

14
Altrincham
34
-5
41

15
Maidenhead United
29
+1
40

16
Dagenham & Redbridge
33
-10
40

17
Yeovil Town
31
-4
39

18
Wealdstone
32
-24
33

19
Woking
30
-7
32

20
Weymouth
32
-13
30

21
King's Lynn Town
31
-28
27

22
Barnet
30
-50
14