Match Report: Wrexham v Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town stretched their unbeaten league run to 7 games last night in emphatic style as they came away from Wrexham's Racecourse Ground with a superb 2-0 win. Second half goals from Josh Staunton and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton gave Town the win after the home side were reduced to 10 men eleven minutes before half time.

Darren Sarll made two changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Dover at the weekend. Tom Knowles was out through injury so Sonny Blu Lo-Everton took his place while Luke Wilkinson dropped to the bench through illness as Morgan Williams made the starting XI.

Yeovil lined up in their usual 4-4-3 formation with Dan Moss, Josh Staunton, Max Hunt and Morgan Williams in front of Grant Smith. Jordan Barnett, Dale Gorman and Matt Worthington made up the midfield while Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, Adi Yussuf and Charlie Wakefield lead the attack.

On the bench was Max Evans, Luke Wilkinson, Alex Bradley and Oliver Haste.

Yeovil kicked off towards the home end.

Yeovil made a positive start to the game and won a few corners in the opening 10 minutes but on each occasion they didn't trouble the Wrexham defence.

Wrexham were struggling to show their class in front of their large home attendance but in all fairness they did look the slightly better side but they weren't causing Yeovil many problems.

On 17 minutes Wrexham won their first corner of the game on the right hand side which was crossed to the near post and defended away. They kept the ball alive and put another cross in but this time it was overhit and went out for a goal kick.

On 20 minutes Wrexham spurned a decent chance to take the lead as Wrexham opened up the Yeovil defence but they were only able to win a corner which came to nothing.

On 24 minutes Yeovil won a corner on the right hand side which was crossed to the center of the box but headed away.

Yeovil continued to more than hold their own in the game and weren't allowing Wrexham to create any clear cut opportunities.

Yeovil's chances of getting a positive result from the game got much better on 34 minutes as the home side were reduced to 10 men. Liam McAlinden was shown a straight red card for an elbow on Dan Moss. Not many people in the away end saw the referee produce the red card as it looked like he had only produced a yellow card but McAlinden was soon walking down the tunnel.

The rest of the half was a fairly tame affair and after the two minutes of additional time was over both sides went in level at the break.

Half Time: Wrexham 0-0 Yeovil Town

The second half started like the end of the first half whereby the game was fairly tame.

Out of nowhere Yeovil took the lead on 64 minutes as Jordan Barnett picked out Josh Staunton at the back post who was able to fire Town in front and claim his first goal for the club.

Shortly after the goal Wrexham responded by making their first substitution as Harry Lennon was replaced by James Jones on 68 minutes.

Yeovil continued to play well and were continuing to keep Wrexham's attacking players quiet which was testament to how well our defence has been so far this season.

On 77 minutes Wrexham made their final substitutions as Bryce Hosannah was replaced by Jake Hyde and Jordan Ponticelli was replaced by Cameron Green.

One minute later Yeovil almost gave Wrexham a golden chance to score as a pass back to the keeper almost fell short but Grant Smith was able to rush forward and clear the danger.

On 81 minutes Yeovil made their first substitution as Adi Yussuf was replaced by Alex Bradley.

With a slim advantage going into the final 10 minutes it was looking like Yeovil would be in for another nervy finish to the game but this time it was made much more comfortable as Sonny Blu Lo-Everton doubled Yeovil's advantage. Charlie Wakefield's shot at goal was palmed away by Rob Lainton but Lo-Everton was able to react the quickest and he fired the ball into the back of the net to stun Wrexham.

The remainder of the game was fairly quiet as Wrexham weren't able to respond to the second goal at all.

Yeovil made their second and final substitution on 88 minutes as Sonny Blu Lo-Everton was replaced by Luke Wilkinson.

Three minutes of time was added on at the end and Yeovil could celebrate another fantastic victory with the excellent Yeovil support.

Full Time: Wrexham 0-2 Yeovil Town

There wouldn't have been many of the 103 supporters who made the journey to Wrexham last night expecting Yeovil to win at the Racecourse. After all - our squad is paper thin, they've played a lot of games in recent weeks and put in excellent performances (Dover being the exception) and they were playing a side which has had a huge amount of money injected into them at their home ground in front of an expectant crowd. Instead of just turning up and looking like we were the underdog Yeovil took the game to them and got their just reward.

It wasn't like it was a fluke result or that we just got lucky - we were fully deserving of the three points and full credit must go to the players and the management team for the work they have done and the run they have been on. They all deserve our full support and it would be fitting to have a decent home crowd inside Huish Park on Saturday evening for our FA Cup game against Stevenage - I think the players deserve a big turnout for that game.

The win pushes us up into 10th place - now just two points off the playoffs with 28 points.

Yeovil's season continues on Saturday night as they face Stevenage at Huish Park in the FA Cup 2nd Round live on BBC Two. Kick off is at 5:30PM.

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

Match Attendance: 8,057 (103 from Yeovil Town)

Wrexham

1 - Rob Lainton, 2 - Reece Hall-Johnson, 5 - Aaron Hayden, 6 - Ben Tozer, 7 - Jordan Davies, 8 - Luke Young, 10 - Paul Mullin, 11 - Luke McAllinden (dismissed on 34 minutes), 17 - Bryce Hosannah (replaced by 15 - Tyler French on 77 minutes), 19 - Jordan Ponticelli (replaced by 16 - Cameron Green on 77 minutes), 28 - Harry Lennon (replaced by 30 - James Jones on 68 minutes)

Substitutes

21 - Christian Dibble, 9 - Jake Hyde, 15 - Tyler French, 16 - Cameron Green, 30 - James Jones

Kit

Red Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks
Goalkeeper: Fluorescent Yellow

Yeovil Town

1 - Grant Smith, 22 - Dan Moss, 32 - Josh Staunton, 5 - Max Hunt, 13 - Morgan Williams, 3 - Jordan Barnett, 8 - Dale Gorman, 7 - Matt Worthington, 15 - Sonny Blu Lo-Everton (replaced by 6 - Luke Wilkinson on 88 minutes), 19 - Charlie Wakefield, 23 - Adi Yussuf (replaced by 14 - Alex Bradley on 81 minutes)

Substitutes

12 - Max Evans, 6 - Luke Wilkinson, 14 - Alex Bradley, 35 - Oliver Haste

Kit

White Shirts, Green Shorts, Green Socks
Goalkeeper: Blue

Officials

Referee: - Scott Tallis
Assistant: - Reece Davies
Assistant: - Blake Antrobus
Fourth Official: - Mark Ryder

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Yeovil Town v Wrexham

Date: 22/01/2022
Competition: National League
Venue: Huish Park
Kick Off: 15:00

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Team
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11
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+0
31

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23
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31

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+0
28

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23
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26

17
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23
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25

18
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21
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22

19
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20
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21
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22
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23
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22
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