Yeovil Town supporters met their counterparts from Exeter City this morning, in what is to become an annual game to remember and celebrate the life of Adam Stansfield and also to raise money for his Family Fund. The game was keenly contested by both teams and Yeovil got off to a flyer by going two up in the opening 15 minutes with goals from Lee Houghton and Lee Christopher. However, Exeter continued to battle and a string of fine saves by the Exeter keeper ensured that the match still remained competitive at the break with a 2-0 scoreline.
The second half was a more even affair and Exeter got a deserved goal to get their team right back in to the game. This was shortlived as minutes later Adam Skinner rose like a salmon from a corner to make it 3-1. Scott Quale then made it 4-1 with arguably the best goal of the game with a great strike from 18 yards. Exeter still refused to throw in the towel and hit straight back to make it 4-2.
However, the Glovers restored the three goal margin as the pace of Shaun Enever got the better of the Exeter Keeper and then their centre-back to net Yeovil's fifth and final goal of the game. The scoreline doesn’t reflect how competitive the game was at times and the Glovers gained the win thanks to their clinical attitude in front of goal.
Overall a good morning was had by all on the Huish Park Top Pitch and there was an attendance of around 80-100 spectators, including Terry Skiverton and Darren Way. Adam's parents and children came down to watch and his dad presented the trophy to the winning captain Robin St Paul. The Exeter team were a great bunch of lads and both teams are already looking forward to the match this year.
Most importantly the game raised £400 for the Adam Stansfield Family Fund. We would like to thank Yeovil Town F.C for donating prizes for the raffle and for the use of the pitch and also Images Gym for allowing us to use their facilities.
[Report by Chris Burke, Yeovil Town Supporters Team.]
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