Match Report: Eastbourne Borough v Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town are going into the festive period on the back of a win as they came away from Eastbourne Borough with all three points. A goal from Frank Nouble 10 minutes before half time was enough to give Town the victory.

Mark Cooper made one change to the side that drew with Hampton & Richmond Borough last weekend. New loan signing Courtney Senior coming in for Charlie Cooper who dropped to the bench.

Yeovil opted for a 4-4-2 formation with Jay Foulston, Jake Wannell, Morgan Williams and Michael Smith in front of Joe Day. Courtney Senior, Matt Worthington, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton & Jordan Young were in midfield while Frank Nouble and Rhys Murphy were up front.

On the bench was Alex Whittle, Josh Owers, Will Dawes, Alex Fisher & Charlie Cooper.

This is probably going to be one of the shortest match reports I've ever written. Apart from the Yeovil goal, there really wasn't much to write about!

The game was very flat with neither side looking too threatening but Yeovil broke the deadlock on 36 minutes. A drop ball situation saw Rhys Murphy steal the ball, run forward and play in Frank Nouble who turned the ball home to give Town the lead.

Murphy had a chance to make it 2-0 shortly before half time but he saw his effort turned around the post by Harrison Foulkes.

Half Time: Eastbourne Borough 0-1 Yeovil Town

Eastbourne grew into the game a bit more in the second half but they never really looked like scoring. They made their first substitution on 55 minutes when Jack Paxman was replaced by Decarrey Sherrif.

Yeovil replaced Courtney Senior with Will Dawes on 65 minutes and Eastbourne replaced Scott Leslie With Fletcher Holman one minute later.

Rhys Murphy made way for Charlie Cooper on 77 minutes and Eastbourne replaced Jack Clarke with Imran Uche on 83 minutes.

The game slowly ticked away with the home side never really troubling Town and an un-eventful second half finished with Town claiming all three points.

Full Time: Eastbourne Borough 0-1 Yeovil Town

Certainly not a classic today but three points is all that matters. We now sit 8 points clear with 50 points as we head into two local derbies with Taunton Town.

Our next fixture is on Boxing Day when Taunton Town visit Huish Park. Kick off is at 3:00PM

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

Match Attendance: 1,736

Eastbourne Borough

13 - Harrison Foulkes, 2 - Scott Leslie (replaced by 18 - Fletcher Holman on 66 minutes), 4 - Brad Barry, 8 - Jack Clarke (replaced by 15 - Imran Uche on 83 minutes), 10 - Jack Paxman (replaced by 11 - Decarrey Sheriff on 55 minutes), 16 - Freddie Carter, 17 - Louis Collins, 20 - Leone Gravata, 22 - Billy Vigar, 23 - Sam Beard, 25 - Callum Kealy

Substitutes

5 - Dan Quick, 11 - Decarrey Sheriff, 15 - Imran Uche, 18 - Fletcher Holman, 24 - Lucas Defise

Kit

Red and White Shirts, Red Shorts, Red Socks
Goalkeeper: Green

Yeovil Town

21 - Joe Day, 2 - Morgan Williams, 6 - Jake Wannell, 8 - Matt Worthington, 11 - Jordan Young, 16 - Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, 22 - Courtney Senior (replaced by 17 - Will Dawes on 64 minutes), 23 - Michael Smith, 30 - Frank Nouble, 33 - Jay Foulson, 39 - Rhys Murphy (replaced by 24 - Charlie Cooper on 77 minutes)

Substitutes

3 - Alex Whittle, 15 - Josh Owers, 17 - Will Dawes, 18 - Alex Fisher, 24 - Charlie Cooper

Kit

Yellow and Black Striped Shirts, Black Shorts, Yellow Socks
Goalkeeper: Blue

Referee: Jack Bloxham
Assistant: Nick Blogg
Assistant: Patick Nixon

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