Match Report - Yeovil Town v Maidenhead United

Yeovil Town claimed a 0-0 draw with Maidenhead United at Huish Park in a match played in front of a live crowd for the first time since the Bath City friendly on the 22nd September although it was the first league match in front of a crowd since February 29th of last year. Both sides played some neat football throughout the game but it was Yeovil who had the better of the chances as they hit the bar twice and generally looked the more dangerous side but they had to play 30 minutes with 10 men as Luke Wilkinson was shown a second yellow card after having a goal disallowed.

Darren Sarll made one change to the side that beat Kings Lynn Town 3-1 on Saturday as Joe Quigley regained his place up front in favour of Reuben Reid who dropped to the bench.

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

On the bench was Max Evans, Toby Stephens, Emmanuel Sonupe, Reuben Reid and Adam Heaton.

Maidenhead kicked off towards the home terrace.

Yeovil made a bright start to the game and were creating chances early on. Josh Neufville made the keeper work on six minutes as he was able to get into a good position but his effort was well saved.

Just six minutes later he came even closer as he unleashed a shot that rebounded off the crossbar.

Despite Yeovil making the brighter start Maidenhead came into the game and were starting to control the game.

Maidenhead won the first corner of the game on 12 minutes which was taken by James Comley but his cross was punched clear by Adam Smith. Yeovil were able to unleash a counter attack and won a corner for their own on the left hand side. Lawson D'Ath delivered the ball into the box but it was easily defended.

Maidenhead won another corner on 14 minutes this time on the right hand side. James Comley put a cross to the far post but Joe Quigley was there to defend it clear.

On 20 minutes Maidenhead won their third corner which was again taken by James Comley but Maidenhead gave away a foul and Yeovil could regroup.

The remainder of the half mostly saw Maidenhead have more of the ball but Yeovil create the more dangerous chances.

Yeovil won a couple of corners around the half hour mark but none were particularly threatening but as half time approached Tom Knowles saw a half-volley well saved by James Holdon in the Maidenhead goal.

One minute of time was added on at the end of the half and the game was there for the taking from either side.

Half Time: Yeovil Town 0-0 Maidenhead United

Just like in the first half Yeovil made a strong start and won a corner straight from the kick off. Lawson D'Ath crossed the ball in which was defended for another corner but this time it was defended away.

Yeovil continued to play some nice football and were putting pressure on the Maidenhead goal but they weren't able to find the goal they needed to take control of the game.

On 61 minutes the game took a turn for the worse for Yeovil as they were reduced to 10 men. Yeovil were awarded a corner kick after a good run and shot from Charlie Lee was pushed behind by James Holden. Lawson D'Ath crossed the ball into the box and Luke Wilkinson bundled the ball over the line but it was ruled out for a foul.

Luke Wilkinson then protested to the referee but he picked up a second yellow card as a result and Yeovil suddenly had to play the remaining 30 minutes or so with a numerical disadvantage.

On 64 minutes Maidenhead won a corner and which was crossed to the far post but Yeovil were able to defend it away.

On 68 minutes Maidenhead made their first substitution as Reece Smith was replaced by Dan Sparkes.

Although Yeovil were at a disadvantage they almost took the lead in emphatic style as a long free kick into the box was hit on the volley by Charlie Lee but the shot cannoned of the crossbar and away.

On 76 minutes Maidenhead made their second substitution as Josh Coley was replaced by Brad Keetch.

They then made their final substitution shortly after as James Comley was replaced by Alfie Egan.

The final ten minutes were pretty tame as neither side threatened each others goal and a draw was looking the most likely outcome.

Yeovil made their only substitution of the game on 84 minutes as Josh Neufville was replaced by Emmanuel Sonupe.

4 minutes of time was added on and the teams had to settle for a share of the points.

Full Time: Yeovil Town 0-0 Maidenhead United

Despite it being a 0-0 draw it was an entertaining game at Huish Park last night. Yeovil did play some nice football and were unlucky not to win the game with the chances they had. It was also nice to be back inside the ground as watching matches on the live stream is nowhere near the same as it is in person. Makes me wonder how these so called fans of big Premier League clubs can endure season after season of only watching their team on the tele!

The draw sees us move up into 15th place with only two games of the season to go. Yeovil travel to face Altrincham at Moss Lane on Saturday afternoon where they will be hoping to make the long trip worthwhile with a positive result.

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Match Attendance - 1,497 (0 from Maidenhead United)

Yeovil Town

1 - Adam Smith, 3 - Carl Dickinson, 6 - Luke Wilkinson (dismissed on 61 minutes), 35 - Billy Sass-Davies, 14 - Michael Kelly, 22 - Charlie Lee, 21 - Tom Knowles, 24 - Josh Neufville (replaced by 25 - Emmanuel Sonupe on 84 minutes), 8 - Lawson D'Ath, 34 - Chris Dagnall, 19 - Joe Quigley

Substitutes

31 - Max Evans, 36 - Toby Stephens, 25 - Emmanuel Sonupe, 33 - Reuben Reid, 37 - Adam Heaton

Kit

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

Maidenhead United

26 - James Holdon, 24 - Alan Massey, 3 - George Wells, 5 - Manny Parry, 15 - Seth Twumasi, 7 - Josh Coley (replaced by 12 - Brad Keetch on 76 minutes, 17 - Reece Smith (replaced by 11 - Dan Sparkes on 68 minutes), 14 - Rohan Ince, 8 - James Comley (replaced by 18 - Alfie Egan on 79 minutes), 19 - Ryan Upward, 10 - Danilo Orsi

Substitutes

2 - Jerry Wiltshire, 18 - Alfie Egan, 12 - Brad Keetch, 11 - Dan Sparkes

Kit

Red and Black Hooped Shirts, Black Shorts, Black Socks
Goalkeeper - Yellow

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