Yeovil Town squandered numerous chances in the first half as the Glovers had to be content with a solitary point against Bristol City at a rainswept Huish Park today. David Poole put Yeovil into the lead with just three minutes on the clock before Matt Heywood drew the scores level shortly after half time.
Gary Johnson, the manager who brought three major trophies and two promotions to Huish Park in such a short period of time, received an emotional standing ovation from the Yeovil faithful moments before the match. But David Poole, a summer signing by Johnson, showed his former manager what he has left behind at Huish Park when he scored his second league goal minutes into the match. The visitors had keeper Adriano Basso to thank for keeping his side in the game before the break - first Matt Harrold had two consecutive shots superbly blocked before a great reflex save denied Poole his second of the afternoon after a great solo effort.
Gary Johnsonís men were an improved outfit in the second period and five minutes after the break equalised with their first effort on target when a Matt Haywood header levelled matters from a corner. Steve Collis made a cracking save from a Steve Brooker shot to keep the home side in the game. Both Terry Skiverton and Scott Guyett missed clear chances towards the end but neither side looked threatening enough to find a winner. Match precis: George Murray
Jeremy Gear's full match report: Yeovil Town 1 - 1 Bristol City.
Injury news: Colin Miles was taken off just before half-time with a head injury after a clash of heads - he was feeling unwell after the match so has been taken to the hospital as a precaution and is extremely unlikely to be considered for the away match at Doncaster on Monday. There are no other injury worries in the squad (Darren Way apart) with the trio of Efe Sodje, Liam Fontaine and Arron Davies missing today's game for tactical reasons - dropped, in other words.
Today's results leave the Glovers in 18th place on 30 points, 3 ahead of Bristol City in 20th. Tranmere continued their improvement with a 2-0 win at Port Vale to move to 19th on 29. Rotherham scored a last-minute winner at Monday's opponents Doncaster to move up to 26 points in 21st position; 22nd are Blackpool on 25 points, beaten 2-0 at Walsall today. Swindon are off the bottom of the table in 23rd spot with 24 points - they held league leaders Swansea to a goalless draw at the County Ground. Bottom are Franchise FC on 23 points, 3-0 losers at Gillingham.
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