Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has admitted that last night's match against Bristol Rovers wasn't quite what he wanted to see, even if his team did come out with a 3-0 victory. The Glovers grabbed three goals in the final 20 minutes of the match, as two Ed Upson free kicks, and an injury time Sam Foley goal lit up what had been a poor first half performance.
Speaking to BBC Somerset after last night's game, Johnson's main gripe with the match, was that he felt that the three goals were largely all his side had offered and said that if those hadn't been scored that his reflection on the game would have been rather different:
"It was a game where our supporters saw the three goals at their end, which was nice, so they will have felt a part of that. So the boys were able to celebrate in front of them, which is nice. And really that's it. It was just about the three goals. If it had ended 0-0 then we would have had to have paid people their money back."
The main low point of the match from a Yeovil perspective was a red card shown to captain Jamie McAllister, who was dismissed for an off the ball incident involving former Bristol City team-mate David Clarkson. Johnson explained that he didn't see the incident, but had got the gist of why it happened, and said if true that McAllister would be getting fined:
"Well I didn't see the sending off, so I didn't know what it was, but whatever it was then of course I've got major complaints about it. He'll take his fine like everybody else, because he got sent off for petulance, if that's what it was - I presume that's what it was. I don't know how many games that is, or what he did. We'll have to find out. But he's our captain and that's disappointing that he's done what he's done. But he's been a great captain since the start of the season. We're going to lose him now for either one, two or three games - I don't know yet."
Whilst we've yet to see confirmation from the Football Association, we'd expect to see the incident recorded as violent conduct, which will carry a three match ban.
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