Match Report: St Albans City v Yeovil Town

The unbeaten run stretched to 9 games yesterday afternoon as Yeovil Town came away from St Albans City with a point after being held to a 1-1 draw. Jordan Young fired Yeovil ahead after 19 minutes and Yeovil spurned multiple chances to increase the lead. They were made to pay for the missed chances as Mitchell Weiss levelled the game just after half time and Yeovil struggled to find their rhythm in the second half and eventually had to settle for a point.

Mark Cooper named an unchanged starting XI to the side that beat Hemel Hempstead last weekend. They opted for a 4-5-1 formation with Alex Whittle, Jake Wannell, Morgan Williams and Michael Smith in front of Joe Day. Matt Worthington and Charlie Cooper were sat in front of the defenders while Jordan Young, Frank Nouble and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton were in behind Sam Pearson up front.

On the bench was Jordan Stevens, Dylan Morgan, Josh Owers, Will Dawes and Jay Foulston.

Both sides played good football during the first half, with Yeovil looking the better of the teams. After just five minutes Sonny Blu Lo-Everton was able to find Frank Nouble on the left side but he fired the ball across the face of goal with nobody able to get a touch on it.

St Albans keeper Michael Johnson had to make a save on 17 minutes when Sam Pearson's effort had to be pushed away.

Two minutes later Yeovil took the lead when Sam Pearson broke through and found Jordan Young who turned it home from close range.

St Albans had a superb chance to level the game just moments later as Shaun Jeffers saw his effort cleared off the line by Michael Smith.

Jordan Young then came close to increasing Yeovil's lead as Jordan Young struck a post after a nice run allowed him to create a decent chance.

Just before half time Jordan Young once again had a great chance to increase the lead when he intercepted a loose pass, ran on at goal but blazed his effort over the bar.

Half Time: St Albans City 0-1 Yeovil Town

It only took St Albans two minutes of the second half to level the game. Mitchell Weiss was found at the back post and he headed the ball past Joe Day to punish Yeovil for their missed chances in the first half.

St Albans were the better side in the second half and Yeovil were riding their luck at times.

Yeovil weren't able to be anywhere near as creative as they were in the first half, and they almost seemed afraid to shoot when they did get the ball forward, opting to pass it around on the edge of the area rather than having a go.

Jordan Young found himself through on goal on 73 minutes, but instead of firing the ball at goal he opted to take it to the goal line and try and pass it back into the box, and the chance had gone.

St Albans made their first substitution on 74 minutes as Zane Banton was replaced by Harun Hamid.

Shortly after Yeovil replaced Sonny Blu Lo-Everton with Dylan Morgan.

The final 10 minutes saw St Albans pushing for a winner. Michael Smith had to be replaced by Jay Foulston through injury and on 84 minutes the home side came very close to taking the lead. The ball was pinballed in the box and after what felt like an age Joe Day finally gathered the ball much to the relief of the travelling fans.

Jordan Young was replaced by Will Dawes on 85 minutes and St Albans replaced Mitchell Weiss with Ibby Akanbi on 90 minutes.

Four minutes of time was added on and the game finished level which was probably the right result in the end.

Full Time: St Albans City 1-1 Yeovil Town

Had we taken our chances in the first half the game could have been totally different. Town could have been 3-0 up in the first half but St Albans missed chances of their own too and a draw was a fair result.

Our next fixture is on Tuesday night as Slough Town visit Huish Park. Kick off is at 7:45PM

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Match Attendance: 2,485 (470 from Yeovil Town)

St Albans City

1 - Michael Johnson, 2 - Jack James, 4 - Ben Smith, 6 - Michael Clark, 7 - Ryan Blackman, 9 - Shaun Jeffers, 11 - Zane Banton (replaced by 16 - Harun Hamid on 74 minutes), 12 - Mitchell Weiss (replaced by 24 - Ibby Akanbi on 90 minutes), 14 - Joe Partington, 22 - Nathan Carlyle, 28 - George Hoddle

Substitutes

5 - Daniel Bowry, 8 - Giorgio Rasulo, 13 - Sam Bentley, 16 - Harun Hamid, 24 - Ibby Akanbi

Kit

Yellow Shirts, Navy Blue Shorts, Navy Blue Socks
Goalkeeper: Blue

Yeovil Town

21 - Joe Day, 2 - Morgan Williams, 3 - Alex Whittle, 6 - Jake Wannell, 8 - Matt Worthington, 11 - Jordan Young (replaced by 17 - Will Dawes on 85 minutes), 16 - Sonny Blu Lo-Everton (replaced by 12 - Dylan Morgan on 78 minutes), 23 - Michael Smith (replaced by 33 - Jay Foulston on 82 minutes), 24 - Charlie Cooper, 27 - Sam Pearson, 30 - Frank Nouble

Substitutes

7 - Jordan Stevens, 12 - Dylan Morgan, 15 - Josh Owers, 17 - Will Dawes, 33 - Jay Foulston

Kit

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

Referee: Harry Wager
Assistant: Daniel Doyle
Assistant: David Proctor

Next Fixture

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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