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22 August 2012 : Johnson Hails Stech's Turning Point
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has said that he felt that Marek Stech's second half penalty save went a long way to giving the Glovers all three points at Brentford last night. His side scored two late goals to win the match by a 3-1 scoreline, but the game could have had a very different outcome had Paul Hayes scored his spot kick whilst the game was tied at 1-1.

Stech dived to his left to stop Hayes scoring on his debut for the Bees, and that gave the visitors the lift they needed to take them through the remainder of the game. Johnson felt his side had to show resilience to get through the second half:

"I think the penalty save was the turning point, but we showed great resilience throughout and real composure at the end to pick our counter-attacks. We knew pace would be the key and we have it in abundance. It's a good win here because Brentford are looking to be one of the sides up there at the end of the season so to come and finish so clinically was superb - that's what you get from James Hayter."

With James Hayter having given Yeovil a 1-0 half time lead, Johnson told BBC Somerset that he felt that whichever team got the second goal in the game would get a lift from it:

"We thought that the next goal was going to be important, and Brentford got it. But then Marek did his job and he went to save that (penalty) - we thought it was a bit harsh. But anyway, we came back, and we know that we've got goals in us. The substitutions went really well and it was a good ball from Nathan Ralph for the third goal out from one wing to the other, to Lewis Young. It was an own goal in the end, wasn't it. But it was a fantastic bit of play by us."

Link: Man of the Match Voting for Brentford vs Yeovil Town.

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