Match Report: Yeovil Town v Hampton & Richmond

A rare 0-0 draw was witnessed yesterday afternoon at Huish Park as Yeovil cancelled out in-form Hampton & Richmond Borough. Town had the better of the chances but they weren't able to find the goal they needed to see off third place Hampton.

Mark Cooper made two changes to the side that drew with Dartford last weekend. Sonny Cox was recalled back to Exeter City while Will Dawes dropped to the bench. Frank Nouble replaced Cox while new loan signing Jay Foulston went straight into the starting XI.

Yeovil went for a 4-3-3 formation with Jay Foulston, Jake Wannell, Morgan Williams and Michael Smith in front of Joe Day. Matt Worthington, Charlie Cooper and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton were in midfield while Frank Nouble, Rhys Murphy and Jordan Young were up front.

On the bench was Jordan Maguire-Drew, Josh Owers, Will Dawes, Alex Fisher and Duncan Idehen.

Hampton kicked off towards the home end.

The away side had the first shot of the game on 6 minutes but Joe Day was able to comfortably make the save, palming away a low effort from Jake Gray.

Two minutes later Rhys Murphy was unlucky not to have given Town the lead when he received the ball in the box, turned and shot at goal but Adam Desbois was able to make the save.

Murphy then dragged a shot wide after a great ball by Michael Smith put him in but the chance was spurned.

After the early chances from Yeovil the game settled down and it was a typical top of the table encounter - both sides cancelled each other out.

The next decent chance for Town came on 34 minutes when Frank Nouble's shot to the far corner was agonisingly wide.

No time was added on at the end of the half and 0-0 was the right scoreline so far.

Half Time: Yeovil Town 0-0 Hampton & Richmond Borough

Neither side made changes at half time and the second half continued in a similar manner to the first.

Both sides made changes on 62 minutes as Hampton replaced Rob Hall with Mason Bloomfield and Yeovil replaced Rhys Murphy with Alex Fisher.

A good chance went begging for Town on 66 minutes when Matt Worthington put a low ball to the far post but Alex Fisher was unable to make a connection to put the ball in.

The half continued with only half chances being created, neither side looking like scoring any time soon and it would need either a moment of brilliance or a bad mistake for either side to take the lead.

Hampton made their second substitution on 86 minutes as they replaced George Hunt with Shane Dunne.

Two minutes later Yeovil replaced Frank Nouble with Will Dawes.

Four minutes of time was added on and neither side were able to break the deadlock.

Full Time: Yeovil Town 0-0 Hampton & Richmond Borough

It was a fairly dull game but it's another point on the board. We remain 7 points clear at the top which after our run of away games and our mixed run of form is nothing to be upset about.

Our next fixture is next Saturday when we visit Eastbourne Borough. Kick off is at 3:00PM

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Match Attendance: 3,388 (86 from Hampton & Richmond)

Yeovil Town

21 - Joe Day, 2 - Morgan Williams, 6 - Jake Wannell, 8 - Matt Worthington, 11 - Jordan Young, 16 - Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, 23 - Michael Smith, 24 - Charlie Cooper, 30 - Frank Nouble (replaced by 17 - Will Dawes on 88 minutes), 33 - Jay Foulson, 39 - Rhys Murphy (replaced by 18 - Alex Fisher on 62 minutes)

Substitutes

10 - Jordan Maguire-Drew, 15 - Josh Owers, 17 - Will Dawes, 18 - Alex Fisher, 27 - Duncan Idehen

Kit

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

Hampton & Richmond Borough

19 - Adam Desbois, 2 - Jordan Thomas, 3 - Ruaridh Donaldson, 5 - Luis Fernandez, 7 - Rob Hall (replaced by 26 - Mason Bloomfield on 62 minutes), 9 - Ben Seymour, 10 - Jake Gray, 11 - Sam Deadfield, 12 - George Hunt (replaced by 21 - Shane Dunne on 86 minutes), 14 - Sam Dreyer, 15 - Dan Wishart

Substitutes

21 - Shane Dunne, 25 - Isaac Pitblado, 26 - Mason Bloomfield, - Dom Revan, Joshua Anifowose

Kit

White Shirts, Red Shorts, Red Socks
Goalkeeper: Yellow

Referee: Isaac Searle
Assistant: Martin Underhay
Assistant: Adam Gregory

Next Fixture

Farnborough v Yeovil Town

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