Match Report: Yeovil Town v Notts County

Yeovil Town suffered a 2-0 defeat against Notts County at Huish Park this afternoon as a very poor performance left the supporters frustrated for the second time this week. Ruben Rodrigues opened the scoring on 16 minutes as his low shot went in off the post and with just 9 minutes left on the clock he added a second with a header at the back post.

Darren Sarll made three changes to the side that was held to a 0-0 draw with Maidenhead United on Tuesday. Matt Worthington and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton regained their places in the starting XI and new loan signing Dion Periera was put straight into the action. Mitch Rose, Charlie Wakefield and Ben Seymour all dropped to the bench.

Yeovil lined up in a 4-4-2 formation with Jack Robinson, Max Hunt, Josh Staunton and Daniel Moss in front of Grant Smith. Matt Worthington, Dale Gorman, Don Periera and Tom Knowles made up the midfield while Joe Quigley and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton lead the attack.

On the bench was Mitch Rose, Ben Seymour, Charlie Wakefield, Jordan Barnett and Adi Yussuf.

Notts County kicked off towards the home end.

The opening fifteen minutes were fairly non-eventful with neither side looking particularly dangerous until Ruben Rodrigues was allowed way too much time on the ball and his low shot found the bottom corner and in off the post to give County the lead.

Yeovil failed to respond to the setback and weren't playing very well at all. The defence was allowing Notts County to get past them far too easily and it was almost like they were scared to put a tackle in.

On 24 minutes Notts County almost doubled the advantage as Callum Roberts saw his effort blocked well by Grant Smith and Yeovil were just about able to clear their lines to prevent another goal for the away side.

One minute later Notts County won the first corner of the game but it came to nothing.

The rest of the half passed without incident and Yeovil went in at the break knowing that they must improve in the second half to have a chance at getting something from the game.

Half Time: Yeovil Town 0-1 Notts County

Yeovil made their first substitution at half time as Tom Knowles was replaced by Charlie Wakefield.

The second half was very similar to the first in that Yeovil were again playing poorly. Notts County were safe in the knowledge that we had struggled to create anything all game and the defence still looked shaky.

On 54 minutes Notts County won another corner but this time a foul was given after the ball had been crossed in.

On 55 minutes Yeovil made their second substitution as Sonny Blu Lo-Everton was replaced by Ben Seymour.

Two minutes later Yeovil won a free kick just to the left of the box which presented a good opportunity to get a cross in and test the Notts County defence but the ball was straight at Anthony Patterson who caught the ball with ease.

Notts County were pushing for a second goal and they almost got it on the hour mark as Callum Roberts went on a charging run on the right wing but his shot across goal flashed wide of the far post.

Notts County made their first substitution shortly after this as Adam Chicksen was replaced by Dion Kelly-Evans.

On 62 minutes Yeovil won another free kick in the same position as the previous one and this time the ball into the box was much better but the ball went out of play for a goal kick.

Yeovil made their final substitution on 65 minutes as Dale Gorman was replaced by Mitch Rose.

Yeovil continued to struggle in the game and didn't really look like they would be able to get back into the match at all.

Notts County made their second substitution on 81 minutes as Aaron Nemane was replaced by Kairo Mitchell. The game was made safe for the away side shortly after as Ruben Rodrigues grabbed his second goal with a close range header at the back post from a corner kick.

County made their final substitution on 88 minutes as Kyle Wootton was replaced by Ed Francis.

Five minutes of time was given at the end and Yeovil suffered their third defeat in 4 games which was met by a ring of boos by the home crowd.

Full Time: Yeovil Town 0-2 Notts County

That's now the second performance on the trot that Yeovil have put in a poor performance and Darren Sarll is going to have to address this pretty quickly to prevent a similar outcome in our next game which is on Tuesday evening. We offered nothing up front today which is also reflected by us not having a single shot on target until the 84th minute.

Our season continues on Tuesday evening as Altrincham make the trip to Somerset. Kick off is at 7:45PM.

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

Match attendance - 2,438 (291 from Notts County)

Yeovil Town

1 - Grant Smith, 22 - Dan Moss, 32 - Josh Staunton, 5 - Max Hunt, 21 - Jack Robinson, 7 - Matt Worthington, 8 - Dale Gorman (replaced by 16 - Mitch Rose on 65 minutes), 27 - Dion Periera, 11 - Tom Knowles (replaced by 19 - Charlie Wakefield on 46 minutes), 15 - Sonny Blu Lo-Everton (replaced by 26 - Ben Seymour on 56 minutes), 10 - Joe Quigley

Substitutes

16 - Mitch Rose, 26 - Ben Seymour, 19 - Charlie Wakefield, 3 - Jordan Barnett, 23 - Adi Yussuf

Kit

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

Notts County

25 - Anthony Patterson, 2 - Richard Brindley, 22 - Ciaran Brennan, 4 - Kyle Cameron, 23 - Adam Chicksen (replaced by 16 - Dion Kelly-Evans on 70 minutes), 6 - Jim O'Brien, 18 - Matty Palmer, 20 - Ruben Rodrigues, 11 - Aaron Nemane (replaced by 7 - Kairo Mitchell on 80 minutes), 10 - Callum Roberts, 9 - Kyle Wootton (replaced by 14 - Ed Francis on 88 minutes)

Substitutes

7 - Kairo Mitchell, 14 - Ed Francis, 17 - Frank Vincent, 19 - Elisha Sam, 16 - Dion Kelly-Evans

Kit

Black and White Stiped Shirts, Black Shorts and Black Socks
Goalkeeper: Pink

Next Fixture

Grimsby Town v Yeovil Town

Date: 23/10/2021
Competition: National League
Venue: Blundell Park
Kick Off: 15:00

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Attendance: 2,911 (Approx 900 from Yeovil Town)

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