Yeovil Town manager Darren Way blamed seven minutes of madness from his players for the extraordinary defeat against Forest Green Rovers on Saturday afternoon. The Glovers threw away all three points during second half injury time despite having led in the fixture thanks to a second half Rhys Browne goal. However, despite having a man disadvantage following Paul Digby's stamp on Browne, sixteen minutes from the end, it was the visitors that finished the game more strongly, netting a 92nd minute goal from Reuben Reid before they managed to win the game 2-1 through Rovers substitute George Williams.
Having at one stage looked as though they would get their second home win of the 2018-19 League Two season, Way accused his playees of lacking discipline in their play, to see the game out, and suggested that one or two weren't doing their jobs properly:
"It was so close. We were very disappointed with the seven minutes that were added on, from our point of view, in our behaviour and our discipline to see the game out. To concede two goals in quick succession, and how they scored was disappointing. We worked on our preparation in training to make sure you block and you tackle. The players are paid to do that. I know certainly in the last seven minutes that's when you're looking for discipline from your players. You could see by the goals, one or two didn't do their jobs properly."
During the closing stages of the match, the Glovers began to pack men behind the ball, to defend their 1-0 lead, but in doing so invited further Forest Green territory and pressure. Way said that not enough of his players were prepared to get tackles in, and believed that once the equalising goal came, the mentality of the players was all wrong:
"I think we sat deeper and deeper and deeper because no-one was actually encouraging anyone to put their ugly faces in front of the ball, and to commit themselves in the tackle. So you end up dropping deeper anyway. The ball gets switched wide for the first goal, and we don't block the cross. But we've worked on that in training, and that's what is disappointing. When I look at the game overall, we've had seven minutes of madness. When the first goal went in, the mentality just wasn't there."
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