Match Report: Yeovil Town v Maidenhead United

Yeovil Town were held to a 0-0 draw with Maidenhead United at Huish Park tonight in a game that will not live long in the memory of either sets of fans. Both sides were poor throughout the game and struggled to create any real chances of note. Yeovil had the better chances of nicking the win in the last 20 minutes as Maidenhead United were reduced to 10 men but Yeovil weren't able to capitalise.

Darren Sarll made three changes to the side that was beaten 2-1 at Boreham Wood 10 days ago. Jordan Barnett and Matt Worthington both dropped to the bench as Jack Robinson and Mitch Rose took their places while the suspended Adi Yussuf was replaced by new loan signing Ben Seymour.

Yeovil lined up in a 4-4-2 formation with Jack Robinson, Max Hunt, Josh Staunton and Daniel Moss in front of Grant Smith. Tom Knowles, Dale Gorman, Charlie Wakefield and Mitch Rose made up the midfield while Joe Quigley and Ben Seymour lead the attack.

On the bench was Max Evans, Jordan Barnett, Alex Bradley, Matt Worthington and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton.

Yeovil kicked off attacking the away terrace.

As was to be the theme throughout this game both sides started poorly but it was Maidenhead who enjoyed more of the attacking play despite not managing to do much with it.

Maidenhead on the first corner of the game on 9 minutes on the left hand side but it came to nothing.

On 23 minutes Maidenhead won a free kick in a very dangerous position right on the edge of the box but the effort was blazed high and wide.

Yeovil won their first corner of the game on 36 minutes on the left hand side which was crossed to the far post but it was headed away.

Maidenhead won their second corner of the game on 42 minutes which was crossed to the near post but Yeovil were able to clear the ball to safety.

2 minutes of time was added on at the end of the half and both sides needed to improve in the second half to make the game more interesting.

Half Time: Yeovil Town 0-0 Maidenhead United

Unfortunately the second half turned out to be much like the first with no clear cut chances for either side.

Yeovil were almost gifted the lead on 57 minutes as a long free kick into the box from Dale Gorman was flicked goalwards by a Maidenhead defender and Rhys Lovett had to push the ball around the post for a corner which was defended.

Yeovil then enjoyed a spell of pressure on the Maidenhead defence but they just weren't creative enough and each time play just fizzled out.

Yeovil and Maidenhead made their first substitutions on 68 minutes as Ben Seymour was replaced by Sonny Blu Lo-Everton for Yeovil and Sam Barratt was replaced by Josh Kelly for Maidenhead.

On 71 minutes Yeovil's chances of nicking a win got a bit more likely as Maidenhead were reduced to 10 men as Jay Mingi picked up his second yellow card of the evening.

From that point on Yeovil upped the tempo and were the only side trying to attack but again they weren't creating any clear cut chances.

Maidenhead made their second substitution on 78 minutes as Nathan Blissett was replaced by Emile Acquah.

Two minutes later Yeovil made their second substitution as Tom Knowles was replaced by Jordan Barnett.

Maidenhead made their last substitution on 87 minutes as Reece Smith was replaced by Sam Beckwith.

4 minutes of time was added on and after Yeovil had made their last substitution by replacing Daniel Moss with Alex Bradley the game finally came to an end and both sides had to settle for a point which was the fairest reflection of the evening's play.

Full Time: Yeovil Town 0-0 Maidenhead United

It was certainly a dull game tonight and both teams will feel that the game was there for the taking but in the end a 0-0 stalemate was the truest reflection tonight. Yeovil did up their game after the sending off but they just lacked any creativity to put Maidenhead under enough pressure.

Our season continues on Saturday afternoon as Notts County make the trip to Somerset. Kick off is at 3PM.

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Match attendance - 2,031 (34 from Maidenhead United)

Yeovil Town

1 - Grant Smith, 21 - Jack Robinson, 5 - Max Hunt, 32 - Josh Staunton, 22 - Dan Moss (replaced by 14 - Alex Bradley on 90 minutes), 8 - Dale Gorman, 16 - Mitch Rose, 19 - Charlie Wakefield, 11 - Tom Knowles (replaced by 3 - Jordan Barnett on 80 minutes), 26 - Ben Seymour (replaced by 15 - Sonny Blu Lo-Everton on 68 minutes), 10 - Joe Quigley

Substitutes

12 - Max Evans, 3 - Jordan Barnett, 14 - Alex Bradley, 7 - Matt Worthington, 15 - Sonny Blu Lo-Everton

Kit

Green Shirts with White Sleeves, White Shorts and White Socks
Goalkeeper: Turqoise

Maidenhead United

1 - Rhys Lovett, 24 - Alan Massey, 3 - George Wells, 5 - Manny Parry, 6 - Remy Clerima, 21 - Jay Mingi (dismissed on 71 minutes), 10 - Kane Ferdinand, 17 - Reece Smith (replaced by 15 - Sam Beckwith on 87 minutes), 19 - Ryan Upward, 25 - Sam Barratt (replaced by 22 - Josh Kelly on 68 minutes), 9 - Nathan Blissett (replaced by 18 - Emile Acquah on 78 minutes)

Substitutes

27 - Charlee Adams, 7 - Dylan Asonganyi, 15 - Sam Beckwith, 18 - Emile Acquah, 22 - Josh Kelly

Kit

Yellow Shirts, Green Shorts and Yellow Socks
Goalkeeper: Orange

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National League Table

Last Updated: 09/10/2021

Pos
Team
Pld
GD
Pts

1
Grimsby Town
11
+14
26

2
Boreham Wood
11
+8
24

3
Halifax Town
11
+10
23

4
Chesterfield
11
+12
22

5
Dagenham & Redbridge
11
+8
19

6
Solihull Moors
11
+2
19

7
Altrincham
9
+6
18

8
Notts County
11
+5
18

9
Stockport County
10
-2
17

10
Bromley
8
+8
16

11
Woking
9
+7
15

12
Wrexham
9
+1
13

13
Eastleigh
10
-3
12

14
Torquay United
10
-4
11

15
Yeovil Town
8
-1
10

16
Wealdstone
11
-8
10

17
Barnet
11
-9
10

18
Maidenhead United
10
-6
8

19
King's Lynn Town
10
-7
8

20
Southend United
10
-9
8

21
Weymouth
11
-10
8

22
Aldershot Town
10
-6
7

23
Dover Athletic
11
-16
-9