Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson felt that a tactical change at half time last night helped his team turn around a 1-0 disadvantage against Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park. Trailing at the break, through a Stuart Beavon opener, the Glovers hit back in a pulsating second half, as two goals from Andy Williams and a Kieran Agard header put Johnson's side back in the driving seat.
A late goal from substitute Joel Grant made things a little more nervy towards the end, but Yeovil held on for a priceless 3-2 away win that pulls them four points clear of their opponents, who dropped back into the relegation zone following the defeat.
Johnson told BBC Somerset after the match that his primary objective was to get his players running at the Wycombe defence, and had particular praise for two goal hero Andy Williams after his second half performance saw the home defence rattled:
"At half time, at 1-0 down, we felt we needed to liven them up. But Jon Obika up there - but Andy Williams especially, turned the game just with his real strong running. That's what we had to do; we had to get past people. We had to get midfield runners past people, wide men past people, and our forwards past people. Once we started doing that, we looked a force."
Wycombe manager Gary Waddock was honest about the defeat after the game, admitting that he didn't even think his side deserved to go in front, in a half the Glovers had edged, but where the home side had produced the clinical goal from Beavon. Waddock said that he felt his side was guilty of falling apart during the second half, instead of holding out for the single goal advantage they held at half time:
"If I'm being brutally honest, we didn't deserve anything from the game. We took the lead but I didn't feel we deserved to be in front - I thought we looked very nervous and they moved the ball better than us. It's not just here - throughout the season we've got ourselves into a lead and for whatever reason we make a mistake and they get back into the game. We then concede goals quickly after that instead of shutting up shop and we seem to fall apart."
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