Match Report - Wealdstone v Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town claimed a comfortable 2-0 victory this afternoon as first half goals from Tom Knowles and Joe Quigley were enough to see off a poor Wealdstone side at Grosvenor Vale. Yeovil commanded much of the game as their opponents struggled to create chances and the victory was fully deserved.

Darren Sarll named an unchanged starting XI that beat Solihull Moors 3-0 on Tuesday night and Yeovil lined up in their usual 4-4-2 formation with Carl Dickinson, Billy Sass-Davies, Albi Skendi and Michael Kelly in front of Adam Smith. Charlie Lee, Tom Knowles, Josh Neufville and Jimmy Smith made up the midfield while Joe Quigley and Chris Dagnall lead the attack.

On the bench was Emmanuel Sonupe, Max Hunt, Alex Bradley, Max Evans and Reuben Reid.

Yeovil kicked off towards the home terrace.

Kick off was slightly delayed while the grounds man had to perform some quick repairs to the Wealdstone goal net.

Yeovil had an early chance to take the lead as they were awarded a free kick on the right hand side after just two minutes. Carl Dickinson's cross found Billy Sass-Davies but his header was just wide of the target.

The game was fairly even but Yeovil took the lead on 13 minutes as a good low strike from the edge of the area from Tom Knowles found the bottom corner.

The goal gave Yeovil a lift and they were soon more in control of the game and were looking the much more lively side.

Wealdstone made their first substitution on 19 minutes as Alex Dyer was replaced by Sonny Lo-Everton.

Yeovil had a good chance to increase their lead on shortly after as Joe Quigley received the ball in the box but he sliced his shot just wide of the target.

On 23 minutes Yeovil did manage to increase their lead after a bit of pinball in the Wealdstone box allowed Yeovil to keep having efforts on goal and eventually Joe Quigley was able to finish well into the bottom corner.

The rest of the half was a fairly tame affair as neither side were able to create any further chances. Yeovil were looking comfortable with their 2-0 lead and any Wealdstone attack was easily defended

41 minutes Wealdstone made their second substitution as Dennon Lewis picked up an injury and was replaced by Charlie Hughes.

On 41 minutes Yeovil won the first corner of the match on the right hand side which was taken by Carl Dickinson to the far post but it was headed away. Yeovil managed to win the ball back and kept the chance alive and it took a fine save from the goal keeper to deny Yeovil a third.

3 minutes of time was added on and Yeovil went in at the break with a deserved 2-0 advantage.

Half Time: Wealdstone 0-2 Yeovil Town

The majority of the second half was just like how the first half ended as it was a tame affair with Yeovil looking comfortable and Wealdstone struggling to create any chances. Despite this Wealdstone started the second half the livelier side but it didn't take long for Yeovil to assert themselves and take control of the game.

Yeovil won a succession of corners on 55 minutes and some good saves from the Jake Askew to deny Billy Sass-Davies' header and Charlie Lees' shot from Carl Dickinson's corners kept the score at 2-0.

Wealdstone then had their turn at a succession of corners but they weren't very effective and Yeovil were able to defend them clear with ease.

The second half was becoming a corner-fest as Yeovil won another succession of corners on 62 minutes. Carl Dickinson's cross from the right was defended clear for another corner and Joe Quigley's delivery from the opposite side was again defended away.

Wealdstone made their final substitution on 71 minutes as Dan Wishart was replaced by Ryan Gondoh.

Yeovil made their first substitution shortly after as Tom Knowles was replaced by Emmanuel Sonupe.

Wealdstone won a corner on 76 minutes which culminated in a shot at goal from Connor Smith but Adam Smth wasn't troubled.

On 79 minutes Yeovil made their second substitution as Joe Quigley was replaced by Reuben Reid.

Yeovil made their final substitution on 86 minutes as Josh Neufville was replaced by Alex Bradley.

Time slowly ticked away and after the three minutes of added time was over Yeovil ran out worthy 2-0 winners.

Full Time: Wealdstone 0-2 Yeovil Town

The game certainly wasn't a classic today but Yeovil did what was required to get the result and return to Somerset with all three points. The result pushes Yeovil into 13th place with 48 points which makes our league position look much more respectable that it has in recent weeks.

Our season continues in just two days time as Yeovil entertain Halifax Town at Huish Park with a 3PM kick off.

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

Wealdstone

25 - Jake Askew, 22 - Joseph Olowu, 6 - Jerome Okimo, 18 - Alex Dyer(replaced by 16 - Sonny Lo-Everton on 19 minutes), 13 - Dan Wishart (replaced by 23 - Ryan Gondoh on 71 minutes), 7 - Michael Phillips, 4 - Ashley Charles, 8 - Connor Smith, 17 - Jacob Mendy, 10 - Daniel Green, 11 - Dennon Lewis (replaced by 12 - Chalie Hughes on 41 minutes)

Substitutes

12 - Charlie Hughes, 14 - Danny Parish, 16 - Sonny Lo-Everton, 23 - Ryan Gondoh, 30 - Elijah Hearn

Kit

Outfield - Blue Shirt with White Sleeves, White Shorts, Blue Socks
Goalkeeper - All Yellow

Yeovil Town

1 - Adam Smith, 3 - Carl Dickinson, 35 - Billy Sass-Davies, 18 - Albi Skendi, 14 - Michael Kelly, 10 - Jimmy Smith, 22 - Charlie Lee, 21 - Tom Knowles (replaced by 25 - Emmanuel Sonupe on 73 minutes), 24 - Josh Neufville (replaced by 27 - Alex Bradley on 86 minutes, 19 - Joe Quigley (replaced by 33 - Reuben Reid on 80 minutes), 34 - Chris Dagnall

Substitutes

25 - Emmanuel Sonupe, 26 - Max Hunt, 27 - Alex Bradley, 31 - Max Evans, 33 - Reuben Reid

Kit

Outfield- Green Shirts, Green Shorts, Green Socks with White Hoop
Goalkeeper - All Red

Next Fixture

Wrexham v Yeovil Town

Date: 08/05/2021
Competition: National League
Venue: Racecourse Ground
Kick Off: 15:00

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National League Table

Last Updated: 03/05/2021

Pos
Team
Pld
GD
Pts

1
Torquay United
38
+29
76

2
Sutton United
36
+30
72

3
Stockport County
38
+36
71

4
Hartlepool United
38
+22
70

5
Halifax Town
38
+13
62

6
Wrexham
37
+16
58

7
Bromley
37
+7
58

8
Chesterfield
37
+9
56

9
Eastleigh
37
+5
56

10
Notts County
35
+10
54

11
Dagenham & Redbridge
37
-2
52

12
Maidenhead United
35
+7
49

13
Boreham Wood
37
+6
49

14
Solihull Moors
36
+2
48

15
Aldershot Town
37
-4
48

16
Yeovil Town
36
-5
48

17
Altrincham
38
-14
42

18
Weymouth
36
-15
36

19
Wealdstone
37
-43
33

20
Woking
37
-20
32

21
King's Lynn Town
37
-41
29

22
Barnet
36
-48
24