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Last Updated: 26/11/2023
Match Report: Torquay United v Yeovil Town The winning streak came to an end at Plainmoor yesterday afternoon as a much-changed Yeovil Town side were beaten 2-1 by Torquay United in the FA Trophy. Dillon De Silva gave the home side the lead after just 2 minutes and early in the second half Callum Dolan got their second. An own goal in the 90th minute gave Town hope of forcing a penalty shoot out but Torquay held on to progress to the Third Round. 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 a total of seven changes to the side that beat Farnborough last Tuesday. Josh Staunton was given a start for the first time in 2 months and new loan signing Duncan Idehen also started. Zac Bell came in for Michael Smith while Josh Owers, Jordan Maguire-Drew and Jake Hyde also regained starting XI places.
Yeovil went for a 4-3-3 formation with Alex Whittle, Duncan Idehen, Josh Staunton and Zac Bell in front of Joe Day. Josh Owers, Jordan Maguire-Drew and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton were in midfield while Will Dawes and Jordan Young were on the wings behind Jake Hyde up front.
On the bench was Matt Worthington, Alex Fisher, Sonny Cox, Charlie Cooper, Frank Nouble and Rhys Murphy.
Just two minutes had gone before the home side took the lead. Dillon De Silva found plenty of space on the left side and was able to slot the ball home with ease.
The game was not very exciting if truth be told, a lot of Yeovil fans weren't too bothered about the result today. The game wasn't anywhere near as exciting as the league match a few weeks ago and neither side were playing with as much passion.
The best chance Yeovil had during the first half was on 28 minutes when Will Dawes unleashed a shot at goal that had to be saved for a corner which was defended with ease.
The rest of the half passed without incident and the home side had a single goal advantage at half time.
Half Time: Torquay United 1-0 Yeovil Town
Neither side made changes at half time but Torquay doubled the advantage just four minutes after the restart. In similar fashion to the first goal, Torquay found loads of space as Callum Dolan was able to put a good shot past Joe Day and put Torquay firmly in control of the game.
Torquay made their first substitution straight after as they replaced Ryan Hanson with Asa Hall.
Yeovil had a chance of their own to pull one back on 58 minutes when Jordan Young made a good run on the left side which allowed Jordan Maguire-Drew to find some space but his effort was put over the bar.
Yeovil's first substitution came just after as Jordan Young was replaced by Sonny Cox and five minutes later Will Dawes made way for Frank Nouble.
On 66 minutes Torquay replaced Dylan Crowe with Archie Harris.
Both sides made their last substitutions shortly after as Sonny Blu Lo-Everton was replaced by Matt Worthington while Torquay replaced Dillon De Silva with Lewis Collins.
The last 20 minutes were fairly dull with Yeovil not looking likely to get back into the game.
It took until the 90th minute for the game to get interesting as an own goal gave Yeovil late hope. Jordan Maguire-Drew put a free kick to the far post but it was Archie Harris who headed it into his own net.
Six minutes of time was added on and Yeovil were pushing hard for an equaliser but Torquay held on to see the game out.
Full Time: Torquay United 2-1 Yeovil Town
The only disappointment was that the 14 match winning run has come to an end but other than that I personally don't mind exiting the FA Trophy. We weren't anywhere near our best today but that was entirely down to the sheer number of changes to the side and I can completely understand why the changes were made.
Our focus now turns to Tuesday night where we are back in league action at Chippenham Town. Kick off is at 7:45PM
Man of the match voting for this defeat is now open. You can cast your vote here.
Match Attendance: 1,740 (322 from Yeovil Town)
22 - Rhys Lovett, 2 - Dylan Crowe (replaced by 26 - Archie Harris on 66 minutes), 7 - Ryan Hanson (replaced by 8 - Asa Hall on 50 minutes), 11 - Brad Ash, 14 - Brett McGavin, 16 - Shaun Donnellan, 17 - Dillon De Silva (replaced by 10 - Lewis Collins on 72 minutes), 19 - Theo Williams, 20 - Callum Dolan, 21 - Dean Moxey, 23 - Ollie Tomlinson
8 - Asa Hall, 10 - Lewis Collins, 13 - Filip Chalupniczak, 24 - Calum Thomas, 26 - Archie Harris
Yellow Shirts, Blue Shorts, White Socks
21 - Joe Day, 3 - Alex Whittle, 9 - Jake Hyde, 10 - Jordan Maguire-Drew, 11 - Jordan Young (replaced by 19 - Sonny Cox on 58 minutes), 15 - Josh Owers, 16 - Sonny Blu Lo-Everton (replaced by 8 - Matt Worthington on 71 minutes), 17 - Will Dawes (replaced by 30 - Frank Nouble on 63 minutes), 20 - Zac Bell, 27 - Duncan Idehen, 32 - Josh Staunton
8 - Matt Worthington, 18 - Alex Fisher, 19 - Sonny Cox, 24 - Charlie Cooper, 30 - Frank Nouble, 39 - Rhys Murphy
Green and White Pin Striped Shirts, Green Shorts, Green Socks
Goalkeeper: Light Green
Referee: Robert Ablitt
Assistant: Steven Swann
Assistant: Jonathon Pike
Competition: FA Cup
Venue: Racecourse Ground
Kick Off: 15:45
Match Report: Torquay United v Yeovil Town
The winning streak came to an end at Plainmoor yesterday afternoon as a much-changed Yeovil Town side were beaten 2-1 by Torquay United in the FA Trophy. Dillon De Silva gave the home side the lead after just 2 minutes and early in the second half Callum Dolan got their second. An own goal in the 90th minute gave Town hope of forcing a penalty shoot out but Torquay held on to progress to the Third Round.
Wrexham v Yeovil Town
Attendance: 826 (Unknown from Yeovil Town)
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Last Updated: 26/11/2023