Match Report - Yeovil Town v Kings Lynn Town

Yeovil Town got back to winning ways this afternoon as they overcame struggling Kings Lynn Town 3-1 at Huish Park. A brace inside the first 11 minutes from Tom Knowles but Yeovil 2-0 ahead but Kings Lynn pulled one back through a Simeon Jackson penalty. From then on the game was a fairly tame affair but Yeovil made sure of the points late on as Emmanuel Sonupe got his first goal for the club.

Darren Sarll made three changes to the side that was beaten 2-0 at Aldershot Town on Tuesday. Luke Wilkinson, Carl Dickinson and Lawson D'Ath regained their places in the starting XI as Alex Bradley was dropped and Emmanuel Sonupe and Joe Quigley took their places on the bench.

Yeovil Town lined up in a 4-4-2 formation with Carl Dickinson, Luke Wilkinson, Billy Sass-Davies and Michael Kelly in front of Adam Smith. Tom Knowles, Charlie Lee, Josh Neufville and Lawson D'Ath made up the midfield while Reuben Reid and Chris Dagnall lead the attack.

Kings Lynn kicked off towards the home terrace.

The opening 20 minutes saw a lot of action with with three goals and a goal ruled out for offside.

Yeovil made a bright start to the game and won the first corner on 3 minutes on the right hand side. Lawson D'Ath crossed the ball to the near post to Billy Sass-Davies but his effort was over the bar.

It took Yeovil just eight minutes to take the lead as Tom Knowles capitalised on a defensive mistake from King Lynn as he nicked the ball, ran forward and was able to fire the ball into an empty net.

Kings Lynn won their first corner shortly after the restart on the right hand side. Tyler Denton took it short and Yeovil were able to defend the danger.

Yeovil continued to press and Tom Knowles got his second on 11 minutes after a great team move the ball was eventually given to Knowles who produced a fine curling effort from outside the area which nestled into the bottom corner.

Kings Lynn thought they had got a goal back on 15 minutes as Simeon Jackson had the ball in the back of the net from a cross on the right hand side but luckily for Yeovil he was adjudged to have been offside.

On 21 minutes Kings Lynn were awarded a penalty as Luke Wilkinson fouled Michael Gyasi in the box. Simeon Jackson stepped up who sent it straight down the middle to pull one back for the away side.

Yeovil won their second corner on 26 minutes again on the right hand side but Lawson D'Ath's cross to the near post was cleared.

The remainder of the half wasn't as action packed as neither side were able to threaten the opposite goal.

4 minutes of time was added on at the end of the half and Yeovil went in at the break with a 2-1 lead.

Half Time: Yeovil Town 2-1 Kings Lynn Town

The second half was much like the latter stages of the first half as neither side looked particularly threatening.

Kings Lynn won a corner on 48 minutes on the left hand side. Alex Kiwomya delivered a cross to the near post but it was easily defended.

Kings Lynn made a double substitution on 63 minutes as Alex Kiwomya was replaced by Alex Babos and Michael Gyasi was replaced by Alfie Payne.

Kings Lynn almost equalised on 69 minutes as a shot from Sonny Carey beat Adam Smith but Luke Wilkinson was able to clear the ball off the line.

On 70 minutes Yeovil made their first substitution as Reuben Reid was replaced by Joe Quigley.

Seven minutes later Yeovil made their second substitution as Josh Neufville was replaced by Emmanuel Sonupe.

Yeovil won a corner on 80 minutes on the right hand side. Lawson D'Ath delivered a cross to the center of the box but it was cleared away and then Yeovil gave away a foul.

On 84 minutes Yeovil made sure of the points as a great pass from Joe Quigley played in Emmanuel Sonupe who's fine shot found the back of the net.

On 87 minutes Yeovil made their final substitution as Lawson D'Ath was replaced by Toby Stephens.

Adam Smith was forced into making a decent save on 87 minutes as a header from Michael Gash was tipped onto the bar and away to safety on 89 minutes.

4 minutes of added time was given and Yeovil ran out worthy 3-1 winners.

Full Time: Yeovil Town 3-1 Kings Lynn Town

The win was well deserved today and it was good to finally put an end to the recent losing run. Everybody is very much looking forward to the match on Tuesday night though as supporters will finally be allowed inside Huish Park for a league fixture for the first time since February 2020. It's been a long time coming and despite it being a reduced capacity it will certainly be a great atmosphere inside the ground where we will be hoping to cheer the lads on to victory over Maidenhead United.

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Yeovil Town

1 - Adam Smith, 14 - Michael Kelly, 6 - Luke Wilkinson, 35 - Billy Sass-Davies, 3 - Carl Dickinson, 22 - Charlie Lee, 21 - Tom Knowles, 24 - Josh Neufville (replaced by 25 - Emmanuel Sonupe on 77 minutes), 8 - Lawson D'Ath (replaced by 36 - Toby Stephens on 87 minutes), 33 - Reuben Reid (replaced by 19 - Joe Quigley on 70 minutes), 34 - Chris Dagnall

Substitutes

31 - Max Evans, 36 - Toby Stephens, 25 - Emmanuel Sonupe, 19 - Joe Quigley

Kit

Green Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks with Green Hoop
Goalkeeper - Light Blue

Kings Lynn Town

1 - Theo Richardson, 4 - Kyle Callan-McFadden, 7 - Michael Clunan, 9 - Michael Gash, 12 - Michael Gyasi (replaced by 28 - Alfie Payne on 63 minutes), 15 - Tai Fleming, 23 - Alex Kiwomya (replaced by 29 - Alex Babos on 63 minutes), 24 - Sonny Carey, 25 - Tyler Denton, 31 - Simeon Jackson, 39 - Rob Howard

Substitutes

28 - Alfie Payne, 29 - Alex Babos, 30 - Paul Bastock

Kit

Blue Shirts with Yellow and Black diagonal stripe, Blue Shorts, Blue Socks
Goalkeeper - All Gold with Black and Blue diagonal stripe

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Stratford Town v Yeovil Town

Date: 24/07/2021
Competition: Pre-Season
Venue: Knights Lane
Kick Off: 15:00

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