Yeovil's automatic promotion hopes were given a boost last night after play-off contenders Chester City beat 2nd-placed Doncaster Rovers 1-0 at the Deva Stadium, the game being shown live on Sky TV. In a poor match which will have done nothing to enhance the Conference's reputation as a haven for good football the visitors cause wasn't helped with the dismissal of David Morley for a second bookable offence on the stroke of half-time; incredibly followed by another red card, this time for former Glovers loanee Jason Blunt, again for a second bookable offence on 47 minutes.
Chester made hard work of their two man advantage, but eventually the pressure on Doncaster's goal told with Michael Twiss forcing the winner home on 61 minutes. Chester boss Mark Wright was dismissed to the stands just before the end of the game after becoming involved in a pushing match with a Doncaster player, a suitably tawdry end to what was in all honesty a dreadful game.
Still, Yeovil should worry! The result leaves the Glovers still 12 points clear at the top of the table on 76 points. Doncaster remain second on 64 points with a game in hand, followed by Dagenham & Redbridge in third, also on 64 points and with a game in hand. Regardless of what other teams now do, if Yeovil take 12 points from their remaining 7 games they will ensure winning the Conference title and gaining automatic promotion to the Football League - the run-in for all leading contenders for the play-offs and top spot is online here.
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