Match Report: Wrexham v Yeovil Town

The FA Cup run came to an end yesterday afternoon in North Wales as League Two side Wrexham put Yeovil to the sword with a 3-0 victory. Ollie Palmer put the home side ahead with 15 minutes played and Andy Cannon added their second in first half injury time. Yeovil improved in the second half but they weren't able to pull any goals back and substitute Sam Dalby added a third in the 93rd minute.

Mark Cooper made two changes to the side that was beaten 4-1 by Welling United last weekend. Will Dawes and Sonny Cox dropped to the bench as Charlie Cooper and Duncan Idehen came in.

Yeovil went for a 5-3-2 formation with Alex Whittle, Jake Wannell, Morgan Williams, Duncan Idehen and Michael Smith in front of Joe Day. Matt Worthington, Charlie Cooper and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton were in midfield while Jordan Young and Frank Nouble were up front.

On the bench was Jake Hyde, Jordan Maguire-Drew, Josh Owers, Will Dawes, Alex Fisher, Sonny Cox, Josh Staunton & Rhys Murphy.

Wrexham kicked off towards the home end.

The home side were in control of the game during the first half and went 1-0 up on 15 minutes when a cross into the box from Andy Cannon found Ollie Palmer who's header was parried straight back into the path of Palmer who had a simple finish.

Straight away Wrexham had to make a substitution as Aaron Hayden had to be replaced by James Jones through injury.

Yeovil were struggling to create chances during the first half but they came very close to levelling the game on 36 minutes when Charlie Cooper unleashed a shot from the edge of the area but Mark Howard was equal to the effort.

On 43 minutes Yeovil were awarded a free kick 25 yards out and Jordan Young produced a superb curling effort that hit the edge of the post and out for a goal kick.

Three minutes of time was added on at the end of the half and Wrexham doubled the advantage. A throw into the box by Ben Tozer was headed away by Duncan Idehen but only as far as Andy Cannon who shot the ball through a crowded penalty area and the ball found it's way into the net.

Half Time: Wrexham 2-0 Yeovil Town

Yeovil were better in the second half and were enjoying more positive spells of possession.

With 52 minutes played Jordan Young tried his luck when he cut in from the right side and hit a curling effort wide of the post.

Yeovil brought on Rhys Murphy on 64 minutes in place of Sonny Blu Lo-Everton to try and increase the threat up front.

He was soon in action when he was put through in the box but a well timed tackle from George Evans denied him a shooting opportunity.

Yeovil then introduced Jake Hyde and Sonny Cox in favour of Frank Nouble and Jordan Young on 75 minutes and two minutes later Wrexham subbed Andy Cannon and Ollie Palmer with Luke Young and Sam Dalby.

The last 10 minutes saw little action and Yeovil subbed Alex Whittle for Will Dawes and Charlie Cooper for Josh Owers before Wrexham subbed Elliot Lee and Paul Mullin for Jordan Davies and Jake Bickerstaff.

Four minutes was added on at the end and Wrexham got a third through substitute Sam Dalby when a defensive mistake allowed him to run through and chip Joe Day.

Full Time: Wrexham 3-0 Yeovil Town

The 3-0 scoreline was harsh on Yeovil. While the home side deserved to win it wasn't as one-sided as a 3-0 scoreline would suggest. Yeovil gave it a good go against Football League opposition and didn't disgrace themselves or get completely outplayed.

Our next fixture is next Wednesday evening when we travel to Bath City. 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: 9,640 (784 from Yeovil Town)

Wrexham

21 - Mark Howard, 5 - Aaron Hayden (replaced by 30 - James Jones on 16 minutes), 4 - Ben Tozer, 22 - Tom O'Connor, 19 - Jacob Mendy, 20 - Andy Cannon (replaced by 8 - Luke Young on 77 minutes), 12 - George Evans, 38 - Elliot Lee (replaced by 7 - Jordan Davies on 88 minutes, 23 - James McClean, 9 - Ollie Palmer (replaced by 18 - Sam Dalby on 77 minutes), 10 - Paul Mullin (replaced by 27 - Jake Bickerstaff on 88 minutes)

Substitutes

31 - Luke McNicholas, 25 - Will Boyle, 17 - Bryce Hosannah, 11 - Liam McAlinden, 30 - James Jones, 8 - Luke Young, 7 - Jordan Davies, 27 - Jake Bickerstaff, 18 - Sam Dalby
Kit

Red Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks
Goalkeeper: Grey

Yeovil Town

21 - Joe Day, 2 - Morgan Williams, 3 - Alex Whittle (replaced by 17 - Will Dawes on 86 minutes), 6 - Jake Wannell, 8 - Matt Worthington, 11 - Jordan Young (replaced by 19 - Sonny Cox on 75 minutes), 16 - Sonny Blu Lo-Everton (replaced by 39 - Rhys Murphy on 65 minutes), 23 - Michael Smith, 24 - Charlie Cooper (replaced by 15 - Josh Owers on 86 minutes), 27 - Duncan Idehen, 30 - Frank Nouble (replaced by 9 - Jake Hyde on 75 minutes)

Substitutes

9 - Jake Hyde, 10 - Jordan Maguire-Drew, 15 - Josh Owers, 17 - Will Dawes, 18 - Alex Fisher, 19 - Sonny Cox, 32 - Josh Staunton, 39 - Rhys Murphy

Kit

Green and White Pin Striped Shirts, Green Shorts, Green Socks
Goalkeeper: Yellow

Referee: Lee Swabey
Assistant: Richard Woodward
Assistant: Alistair Nelson
Fourth Official: Jacob Miles

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Date: 02/03/2024
Competition: National League (South)
Venue: Cherrywood Road
Kick Off: 15:00

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National League (South) Table

Last Updated: 25/02/2024

Pos
Team
Pld
GD
Pts

1
Yeovil Town
34
+29
75

2
Chelmsford City
34
+23
63

3
Worthing
35
+23
62

4
Bath City
33
+19
57

5
Braintree Town
33
+15
56

6
St Albans City
35
+12
56

7
Hampton & Richmond
33
+7
54

8
Maidstone United
33
+5
54

9
Slough Town
35
+9
53

10
Aveley
34
+7
53

11
Torquay United
34
-3
47

12
Chippenham Town
34
-1
45

13
Tonbridge Angels
36
-2
45

14
Farnborough
33
-2
44

15
Hemel Hempstead Town
35
-8
44

16
Weston-super-Mare
32
-4
42

17
Weymouth
33
-7
41

18
Dartford
34
-5
38

19
Truro City
29
-5
35

20
Taunton Town
30
-14
34

21
Welling United
33
-17
33

22
Eastbourne Borough
33
-24
30

23
Havant & Waterlooville
34
-28
25

24
Dover Athletic
35
-29
21