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Last Updated: 26/11/2023
Match Report: Yeovil Town v Aveley The streak of wins continued yesterday afternoon as Town beat Aveley 3-1 at Huish Park to send them to the top of the National League South after 11 games. A sublime first half performance saw Town go into a 3-0 lead with a brace from Rhys Murphy and a goal from Jordan Young. Aveley got a goal back just after half time but Town were able to keep them at bay and they ran out with a deserved win. Next Fixture
Wrexham v Yeovil Town Latest Result Welling United 4-1 Yeovil Town Attendance: 826 (Unknown from Yeovil Town) National League (South) Table Last Updated: 26/11/2023
Mark Cooper made three changes to the side that beat Didcot Town last weekend. Charlie Cooper was out through injury while Jordan Maguire-Drew and Josh Staunton dropped to the bench. In came Alex Whittle, Matt Worthington and Will Dawes to replace them.
Yeovil went for a 4-4-2 formation with Alex Whittle, Jake Wannell, Morgan Williams and Michael Smith in front of Joe Day. Will Dawes, Matt Worthington, Josh Owers and Jordan Young were in the middle while Frank Nouble and Rhys Murphy were up front.
On the bench was Jake Hyde, Jordan Maguire-Drew, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, Zac Bell and Josh Staunton.
Yeovil kicked off towards the home end.
The first half was simply superb, and Town made a fast start to the game, almost taking the lead on 5 minutes when a free kick from the left side was headed on at the near post by Nouble and Jake Wannell was there at the back post but his header was over the bar.
Shortly after Yeovil had a penalty appeal when Rhys Murphy looked to have been fouled in the box with the ball at his feet but it was waved away.
Murphy almost opened the scoring shortly after when he broke through the Aveley defence and was one on one with Jonathan North but his shot was well saved.
Then, on 12 minutes, the opening goal that Yeovil deserved came as a cross into the box from Nouble eventually found Murphy who was able to tap in at close range.
It only took four minutes for Town to double the lead as Will Dawes did well on the left side and was able to find Jordan Young who fired home.
Yeovil continued to dominate the game and the Huish Park crowd were loving what they were seeing. The team were really up for it, in full rhythm and able to get forward so many times as Aveley just couldn't live with them.
Just after the half hour mark it was 3-0 when some nice link up play between Murphy and Nouble eventually allowed Murphy to find goal number 3.
It could easily have been 4-0 just before half time but a superb save from Jonathan North denied Alex Whittle.
Half Time: Yeovil Town 3-0 Aveley
Aveley came out with renewed optimism and pulled a goal back on 47 minutes when Charlie Hughes was able to get on the end of a cross and poke home.
Yeovil had to be professional and calm the game down and they were able to settle into the second half, keeping Aveley at bay and managing the game well.
Both sides made substitutions on 58 minutes as Aveley replaced Michael Data for Nana Kyei and Yeovil replaced Will Dawes for Jordan Maguire-Drew.
The half continued with very little happening, Yeovil limiting Aveley to only half chances while also not being as ruthless in their attacking play as they were in the first half.
On 71 minutes Yeovil replaced Rhys Murphy for Jake Hyde and then on 77 minutes replaced Jordan Young for Sonny Blu Lo-Everton.
Aveley replaced Jon Nzengo for Jason Ring on 80 minutes and then Matt Rush for Alex Hernandez.
Five minutes of time was added on and Yeovil ran out with a good victory.
Full Time: Yeovil Town 3-1 Aveley
The first half was by far the best we have played all season. Aveley couldn't live with us and with them being one of the better sides in the division so far this is a good sign that the team is really coming together. Now we sit at the top of the table but we musn't let that get to our heads too much, there is still such a long way to go.
Yeovil's next fixture is on Tuesday night when we visit Keynsham Town in the Somerset Premier Cup. Kick off is at 7:45PM.
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Match Attendance: 2,793 (69 from Aveley)
21 - Joe Day, 2 - Morgan Williams, 3 - Alex Whittle, 6 - Jake Wannell, 8 - Matt Worthington, 11 - Jordan Young (replaced by 16 - Sonny Blu Lo-Everton on 77 minutes), 15 - Josh Owers, 17 - Will Dawes (replaced by 10 - Jordan Maguire-Drew on 58 minutes), 23 - Michael Smith, 30 - Frank Nouble, 39 - Rhys Murphy (replaced by 9 - Jake Hyde on 71 minutes)
9 - Jake Hyde, 10 - Jordan Maguire-Drew, 16 - Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, 20 - Zac Bell, 32 - Josh Staunton
Green and White Pin Striped Shirts, Green Shorts, Green Socks
13 - Jonathan North, 2 - Josh Nzegno (replaced by 19 - Jason King on 79 minutes), 3 - Eduino Vaz, 4 - Siju Udeulusi, 5 - Jalen Jones, 6 - Harry Gibbs, 7 - Matt Rush (replaced by 12 - Alex Hernandez on 84 minutes), 8 - Garrett Kelly, 9 - Charlie Hughes, 10 - John Benton, 11 - Michael Dada (replaced by 15 - Nana Kyei on 58 minutes)
12 - Alex Hernandez, 15 - Nana Kyei, 17 - Tommy Davis, 18 - Kenny Aileru, 19 - Jason King
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Referee: Ross Martin
Assistant: James Welsh
Assistant: Sean Jenkins
Competition: FA Cup
Venue: Racecourse Ground
Kick Off: 15:45
Match Report: Yeovil Town v Aveley
The streak of wins continued yesterday afternoon as Town beat Aveley 3-1 at Huish Park to send them to the top of the National League South after 11 games. A sublime first half performance saw Town go into a 3-0 lead with a brace from Rhys Murphy and a goal from Jordan Young. Aveley got a goal back just after half time but Town were able to keep them at bay and they ran out with a deserved win.
Wrexham v Yeovil Town
Attendance: 826 (Unknown from Yeovil Town)
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Last Updated: 26/11/2023