Yeovil Town manager Terry Skiverton believes that both his side and today's opponents Walsall have enough quality to defy the bookies predictions by the end of the 2011-12 season. Both sides have been rated poorly by both bookmakers and sports pundits in the pre-season betting and analysis, but having seen both sides battle out a 1-1 draw at the Bescot Stadium this afternoon, he said after the game that he felt both teams would be free of such worries this year:
"We have both been tipped for relegation but I don't think that was the case. It was a decent football game with two teams with decent players in League One. Andy Williams had a good one-on-one chance for us in the first half when he needed to be clinical, ruthless. (Walsall goalscorer Jonathan) Macken showed how with that finish but overall I think a draw was a fair result."
In a match where both sides could have added to the opener scored by Saddlers striker Jonathan Macken and the equaliser from Gavin Williams, Skiverton added that he was happy to come home from the match with a point in the bag, and felt his side could surprise a few people this season:
"I'm happy with a point. I think it was a very good game and Walsall were good on the counter attack but we had one or two chances. If we get the first goal we are a good side and we had one or two chances to do that. We don't feel we are a top-six team but we want to put in hard work now and get performances and results and if we are in mid-table at Christmas or above you have chances and people might not see you coming."
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