Yeovil Town bounced back from their disappointing midweek defeat to Leyton Orient in the LDV Trophy with an impressive 3-0 hammering today of Nottingham Forest. Phil Jevons netted a brace before Arron Davies weighed in with his first league goal of the season to secure the three points for Steve Thompsonís men at Huish Park this afternoon.
This result shows just how far Yeovil have come in such a short space of time. Ten years ago Nottingham Forest finished third in the Premiership while the Town were relegated to the ICIS League after finishing rock bottom in the Conference. How times have changed.
The Glovers took only six minutes to find the back of net. Nathan Jones provided the assist when he cunningly took a quick freekick and Phil Jevons blasted his effort over Russell Hoult in the Forest goal into the roof of the net to give his side an early lead. Phil Jevons then doubled the lead midway through the first-half. Pablo Bastianini superbly found Kevin Amankwaah surging down the wing, who unselfishly squared the ball across goal for Jevons to make no mistake from close range. Things went from bad to worse for Forest when five minutes prior to the interval Gareth Taylor was sent off for violent conduct after an off-the-ball incident with Colin Miles. Substitute Scott Guyett was unfortunate to have been denied the third goal of the afternoon when his header rebounded off the post.
Yeovil continued to dominate after the break with Arron Davies, Lee Johnson and Michael Rose all forcing keeper Russell Hoult into action before Arron Davies scored a cracker eight minutes before the final whistle following a great pass by Kevin Gall.
Final Score: Yeovil Town 3 Nottingham Forest 0.
The win takes Yeovil back up to 9th in the League Table, leap-frogging today's visitors in the process. Southend United returned to the top of the table despite only managing a 1-1 home draw against Barnsley. That was due to the morning's leaders Huddersfield Town losing out in a seven goal thriller at Chesterfield that saw four goals in the last 10 minutes. Yeovil now lie eight points off the pair on 22 points, and just one point off the playoff places.
Once again, today's result was not without consequences. Already without Efetobore Sodje (knee), Darren Way (fractured eye socket), Adam Lockwood (neck spasm) and Liam Fontaine (ankle ligaments), the Glovers also lost club captain Terry Skiverton after just 17 minutes of today's game due to illness, with Scott Guyett making his first appearance of the season as a result.
The substitution also meant that Lee Johnson took over the captain's armband for the first time since his arrival at Huish Park 4.5 years ago. Later on in the match, Paul Terry had to retire with a hip injury, and this allowed Michael Rose to make his first appearance of the season.
Finally, worthy of note was the attendance of 9,072 which was the third largest crowd to watch a Yeovil Town match at Huish Park. Only last season's league match against Bristol Rovers and the preceding season's ground record for the visit of Liverpool have produced higher attendances. The full list can be found here.
[Match summary by George Murray.]
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