Match Report: Yate Town v Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town booked their place in the 2nd round of the FA Cup thanks to a 5-0 win over Southern League side Yate Town this afternoon. Yeovil stormed into a 3-0 lead inside the first 30 minutes as goals from Jack Robinson, Charlie Wakefield and an Dale Gorman penalty put Yeovil firmly in control. Adi Yussuf increased Yeovil's lead just after half time and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton grabbed Yeovil's fifth to wrap up a fine victory.

It was the first time in the entire 150 year history of the FA Cup that two teams beginning with Y faced each other - something that was made even more rare was that both teams were YTFC's!

Darren Sarll made one enforced change to the side that drew 0-0 with Solihull Moors last weekend as the suspended Max Hunt was replaced by Morgan Williams.

Yeovil lined up in their usual 4-4-2 formation with Dan Moss, Morgan Williams, Josh Staunton and Jack Robinson in front of Grant Smith. Dale Gorman, Matt Worthington, Jordan Barnett and Tom Knowles made up the midfield while Adi Yussuf and Charlie Wakefield lead the attack.

On the bench was Max Evans, Alex Bradley, Luke Wilkinson, Toby Stephens, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton and Joe Quigley.

Yate Town kicked off towards the away end.

Yeovil started the game very positively, winning a corner within the first minute but it was easily defended at the near post.

Shortly afterwards Yate won their first corner on the left hand side which was crossed to the near post and Yeovil struggled to clear the ball away but they eventually managed to get rid of the danger.

It didn't take long for Yeovil to take the lead as Yeovil won their second corner on 8 minutes after a shot from Tom Knowles had to be pushed over the bar. The corner was taken low to the edge of the box and Jack Robinson fired the ball at goal which beat Andrew Hannah in the Yate goal to put Yeovil 1-0 ahead.

Just six minutes later Yeovil doubled their advantage as Charlie Wakefield carved out an opportunity to shoot and his shot beat Andrew Hannah to give Yeovil a strong grip on the game.

The half continued with Yeovil being the far superior side and fully in control.

Yate won a corner on 25 minutes which was defended clear but Yeovil were awarded a foul in the build up.

Just before the half hour mark Yeovil were awarded a penalty as Andy Lewis fouled Matt Worthington in the box. Dale Gorman stepped up and fired the ball into the bottom left corner with Andrew Hannah diving the wrong way.

Yate's best opportunity of the game came on 33 minutes as David Sims-Burgess was put through on goal 1 on 1 with Adam Smith but he fired his effort way over the bar.

Shortly afterwards Yeovil almost made it 4-0 as Tom Knowles beat the offside trap but his effort just trickled wide of the target.

On 40 minutes Yate Town thought they had pulled a goal back via James Harding but the referee ruled the goal out as he had punched the ball into the net.

Half Time: Yate Town 0-3 Yeovil Town

Yeovil started the second half in the same tempo that they did in the first as they won a corner straight away which was defended at the near post.

On 48 minutes Yeovil found a fourth goal as Josh Staunton put an excellent low cross into the box and Adi Yussuf was there to tap the ball in.

On 53 minutes Yeovil made a double substitution as Morgan Williams was replaced by Luke Wilkinson and Jack Robinson was replaced by Sonny Blu Lo-Everton.

Yate Town also made their first substitution as Samuel Kamara was replaced by Oliver Mehew.

On 65 minutes Yate made a double substitution as Andy Lewis was replaced by Matthew Bower and Joe Tumelty was replaced by Joseph Hall.

Shortly afterwards Yeovil won a corner which was crossed into the center of the box but the keeper was able to punch the ball clear.

Yeovil managed to keep the ball alive though and won another corner on the left hand side which was crossed low to Sonny Blu Lo-Everton at the near post who turned and shot past Andrew Hannah for Yeovil's fifth of the afternoon.

Yate Town made another double substitution on 72 minutes as Will Tunnicliff was replaced by Mark Thuo and James Harding was replaced by Max Williams.

Yeovil also made a double substitution as Adi Yussuf was replaced by Joe Quigley and Matt Worthington was replaced by Alex Bradley.

Yeovil made their final substitution on 76 minutes as Dale Gorman was replaced by Toby Stephens.

The remainder of the game was very tame as the game was already far beyond Yate's reach and Yeovil ran off worthy of their 5-0 win to progress into the second round.

Full Time: Yate Town 0-5 Yeovil Town

FA Cup games against opposition in lower leagues can prove to be very difficult to win but Yeovil had no issues in dispatching Yate Town today. Yeovil rarely looked threatened all game and they took their chances well to make sure that they weren't the victims of an FA Cup upset this time around.

Yeovil's next game is on Wednesday night as they travel to face Larkhall Athletic in the Somerset Premier Cup. Kick off is at 7:45PM

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Match attendance - 1,600 (400 from Yeovil Town)

Yate Town

1 - Andrew Hannah, 2 - Sam Turl, 5 - Liam Angel, 6 - Andy Lewis (replaced by 15 - Matthew Bower on 65 minutes), 3 - Will Tunnicliff (replaced by 12 - Mark Thuo on 73 minutes), 7 - Joe Tumelty (replaced by 19 - Joseph Hall on 65 minutes), 4 - Jamie Adams, 8 - Samuel Kamara (replaced by 16 - Oliver Mehew on 54 minutes), 11 - Ricardo Rees, 10 - James Harding (replaced by 17 - Max Williams on 72 minutes), 9 - David Sims-Burgess

Substitutes

12 - Mark Thuo, 13 - Daniel Brabham, 14 - Luke Hopper, 15 - Matthew Bower, 16 - Oliver Mehew, 17 - Max Williams, 18 - Joshua Allen, 19 - Joseph Hall, 20 - Nick Rhodes

Kit

White Shirts, Navy Blue Shorts, White Socks
Goalkeeper: Sky Blue

Yeovil Town

1 - Grant Smith, 22 - Dan Moss, 13 - Morgan Williams (replaced by 6 - Luke Wilkinson on 53 minutes), 32 - Josh Staunton, 21 - Jack Robinson (replaced by 15 - Sonny Blu Lo-Everton on 53 minutes), 8 - Dale Gorman (replaced by 20 - Toby Stephens on 76 minutes), 7 - Matt Worthington (replaced by 14 - Alex Bradley on 66 minutes), 3 - Jordan Barnett, 11 - Tom Knowles, 23 - Adi Yussuf (replaced by 10 - Joe Quigley on 67 minutes), 19 - Charlie Wakefield

Substitutes

12 - Max Evans, 14 - Alex Bradley, 6 - Luke Wilkinson, 20 - Toby Stephens, 15 - Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, 10 - Joe Quigley

Kit

Green Shirts, Green Shorts, Green Socks
Goalkeeper: Orange

Officials

Referee: - Matthew Russell
Assistant: - Hugh Gilroy
Assistant: - Christopher Myett
4th Official - Matthew Perry

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National League Table

Last Updated: 27/11/2021

Pos
Team
Pld
GD
Pts

1
Chesterfield
17
+20
36

2
Boreham Wood
17
+13
35

3
Halifax Town
17
+12
33

4
Grimsby Town
17
+12
32

5
Bromley
17
+11
31

6
Wrexham
17
+15
30

7
Stockport County
17
+8
30

8
Notts County
17
+7
29

9
Solihull Moors
17
+2
29

10
Dagenham & Redbridge
17
+11
26

11
Yeovil Town
16
+2
25

12
Altrincham
17
+5
24

13
Woking
17
+4
24

14
Eastleigh
16
+0
24

15
Barnet
17
-9
22

16
Wealdstone
17
-8
21

17
Torquay United
17
-6
18

18
Aldershot Town
17
-12
16

19
Weymouth
17
-15
15

20
Maidenhead United
15
-12
14

21
Southend United
16
-12
14

22
King's Lynn Town
17
-22
8

23
Dover Athletic
17
-26
-8