Match Report: Aldershot Town v Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town claimed their first win of the season this afternoon as a Joe Quigley brace was enough to see off Aldershot Town at The Recreation Ground. A superb strike after just 13 minutes put Yeovil ahead but a looping header from Corie Andrews drew the game level on 75 minutes. Yeovil restored their lead on 83 minutes as Joe Quigley converted from the penalty spot and Yeovil saw the game out for the win.

Darren Sarll made 2 changes to the side that was beaten 2-1 by Kings Lynn at the weekend. The suspended Matt Worthington was replaced by Sonny Blu Lo-Everton while Daniel Moss replaced Morgan Williams who dropped to the bench.

Yeovil lined up in what appeared to be a 4-5-1 formation with Daniel Moss, Like Wilkinson, Max Hunt and Jordan Barnett on front of Grant Smith. Dale Gorman, Tom Knowles, Charlie Wakefield, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton and Josh Staunton made up the midfield while Joe Quigley lead the attack.

On the bench was Max Evans, Morgan Williams, Toby Stephens and Adi Yussuf.

Yeovil kicked off towards the terraced end.

Yeovil made a positive start to the game and won their first corner after 3 minutes. Jordan Barnett crossed the ball into the center of the box but it came to nothing.

Both sides were playing some nice football in the opening exchanges but it was Yeovil who took the lead as Joe Quigley drove into the box and his low curling strike beat the keeper and into the back of the net off the post.

Yeovil continued to play with positivity and a good chance went begging on 17 minutes as Charlie Wakefield put a good ball across the box but nobody was running in on it.

On 22 minutes Aldershot won their first corner on the right hand side which was crossed into the center of the box but Yeovil were able to clear the ball away.

On the half hour mark Yeovil won a free kick right on the edge of the area on the right hand side. Jordan Barnett crossed the ball to the near post and Luke Wilkinson managed to get his head on it but the effort crashed off the crossbar.

Just one minute later Grant Smith was called into action as Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong was bearing down on goal 1 on 1 but Smith was able to make the save.

Two minutes later Aldershot had a corner on the left which was crossed to the far post but it was headed over the bar.

With 5 minutes to go to half time tempers flared as a hard challenge on Jordan Barnett lead to a bit of handbags which resulted in Josh Staunton and Tom Knowles being booked along with a number of Aldershot players.

6 minutes of time was added on at the end of the half and Yeovil went in at the break with a deserved 1-0 advantage.

Half Time: Aldershot Town 0-1 Yeovil Town

Aldershot upped their game in the second half and were the side applying more of the pressure.

Early in the second half they won a corner on the left hand side which was crossed to the far post but headed over.

On 53 minutes a good chance for Aldershot went begging as Corie Andrews got into a good position but he blazed his shot over the bar.

Yeovil made their first substitution on 55 minutes as Sonny Blu Lo-Everton was replaced by Adi Yussuf.

One minute later Yeovil almost gifted Aldershot a goal as a cross into the box was almost spilled by Grant Smith but he was able to recover the ball.

Aldershot continued to apply pressure and won another corner but the opportunity was wasted.

Aldershot made their only substitution of the game on 67 minutes as Jayden Harris was replaced by Alfy Whittingham.

The pressure that Aldershot were applying was eventually turned into a goal as a looping header from Corie Andrews found the back of the net to level the game.

It wasn't long though before Yeovil was back in front as Yeovil was awarded a penalty as Luke Wilkinson was fouled in the box. Joe Quigley stepped up and fired the ball into the bottom right corner.

After that Yeovil looked the much better side again and almost increased their lead as a number of good chances were spurned.

Yeovil made their final substitution in the 90th minute as Charlie Wakefield was replaced by Morgan Williams.

5 minutes of time was added on and Yeovil was able to see the game out for the win.

Full Time: Aldershot Town 1-2 Yeovil Town

Yeovil deserved their win today and it is good to put Saturdays disappointing result behind us. Once again Yeovil defended well today and it was also good to see Joe Quigley net another two goals.

Our season continues on Saturday evening as Yeovil host Halifax Town at Huish Park. Please note the kick off time of 5:20PM due to the game being live on BT Sport.

Man of the match voting for our win over Aldershot Town is now open. You can cast your vote here.

Match Attendance: 2,073 (334 from Yeovil Town)

Aldershot Town

1 - Mitch Walker, 3 - Lewis Kinsella, 5 - Kevin Lokko, 6 - Kodi Lyons-Foster, 8 - Toby Edser, 10 - Jacob Berkely-Agyepong, 11 - Corie Andrews, 12 - Christian Oxlaide-Chamberlain, 17 - Ibrahim Akanbi, 22 - Giles Phillips, 23 - Jayden Harris

Substitutes

13 - Ryan Hall, 7 - Alfy Whittingham, 25 - Elis Watts, 26 - Alfie Saunders, 27 - Tommy Willard

Kit

Red Shirts with Blue Detail, Blue Shorts, Red and Blue Socks
Goalkeeper: Purple

Yeovil Town

1 - Grant Smith, 22 - Daniel Moss, 6 - Luke Wilkinson, 5 - Max Hunt, 3 - Jordan Barnett, 32 - Josh Staunton, 8 - Dale Gorman, 15 - Sonny Blu Lo-Everton (replaced by 23 - Adi Yussuf on 90 minutes) 19 - Charlie Wakefield (replaced by 13 - Morgan Williams on 56 minutes), 11 - Tom Knowles, 10 - Joe Quigley

Substitutions

12 - Max Evans, 13 - Morgan Williams, 20 - Toby Stephens, 23 - Adi Yussuf

Kit

Green Shirts with White Sleeves, Green Shorts, Green Socks
Goalkeeper: Turquoise

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Date: 22/09/2021
Competition: Somerset Premier Cup
Venue: Huish Park
Kick Off: 19:45

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Last Updated: 14/09/2021

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Team
Pld
GD
Pts

1
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6
+9
16

2
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6
+8
14

3
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6
+5
14

4
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5
+6
13

5
Notts County
6
+7
12

6
Halifax Town
6
+3
10

7
Yeovil Town
4
+4
9

8
Wrexham
6
+1
9

9
Solihull Moors
5
+1
8

10
Stockport County
6
-2
8

11
Weymouth
6
-2
7

12
Woking
4
+3
6

13
Altrincham
4
+0
6

14
Maidenhead United
5
-2
6

15
Eastleigh
5
-2
5

16
Southend United
6
-3
5

17
Wealdstone
6
-3
5

18
Bromley
4
+0
4

19
King's Lynn Town
5
-3
4

20
Torquay United
6
-8
4

21
Aldershot Town
6
-5
3

22
Barnet
6
-10
2

23
Dover Athletic
5
-7
-11