Yeovil Town extended their lead on top of the Conference table tonight with a 3-1 victory over Leigh RMI, a scoreline which didn't do justice to the Glovers complete domination of the match. Kirk Jackson opened the scoring on 19 minutes and then doubled Yeovil's advantage 2 minutes later, with Kevin Gall making it 3-0 0n 36 minutes. Keith Scott pulled one back for the vistors just before the break.
"We played some great football, especially all through the first 30 minutes I thought," Yeovil boss Gary Johnson enthused. "You know sometimes we all go home after the game and watch highlights of the Premier League games on Match Of The Day and sometimes you think that all games are like the highlights when they only show you 7 or 8 minutes and you see loads of great goals - It doesn’t always happen like that when your watching 90 minutes, you have to control a game and we controlled that today. We upped it when we needed to get the three goals and it was a cosmic spell. They stopped us in our tracks by scoring their goal which was good because it meant we weren’t going to be complacent, but we dictated the game, and I think the only save Chris Weale had to make was from Darren Way."
"I thought they were all magnificent today - this was a big game, 5,300 people watching and under pressure to get a result and Leigh RMI under pressure to stay out of the relegation zone so in my opinion that was a fantastic performance."
"I think the boys showed they couldn’t wait to get back out there. The whole night had the smell of Woking about it when we played them at home - that was our last Tuesday game but funnily enough the start was delayed that night by 15 minutes so the whole day had the smell of Woking. We did put in the boys minds that 4-0 win which was the first game we had here after playing in Dorchester and how much we enjoyed that night. We told the boys to shut their eyes and think back to that day and how they felt and we came through with flying colours because make no mistake there was pressure on the game tonight but the boys showed their fitness, ability and commitment."
"All we have to keep doing is picking up our three points. This was a big one today and because we got the 5,500 people they knew it was a big one today as well. Donny are going to Chester next Monday that’s not an easy game for them - they would be gutted if they were watching teletext today to see us beating Leigh 3 – 1 especially as Leigh are quite high up in the form table, they were dangerous but in our cosmic spell we demoralised them."
"We want to keep all the lads involved and its fantastic to give Nick Crittenden a taste of what he’s missed and when you can bring people on of the quality of Lindy, Roy O’Brien and Critts. They are three players who are going to strengthen any side."
Yeovil go to 76 points on top of the Conference table, 12 clear of 2nd placed Doncaster on 64 points, who now have 2 games in hand on the Glovers. Morecambe go into 3rd place on 61 points following their 3-0 win over Margate. None of the other contenders played this evening.
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