Speaking after his side had inflicted the first defeat of the season on visitors Port Vale, and thinking back to the footballing lesson Yeovil Town had received on Wednesday at the hands of Championship club Southampton, Glovers boss Russell Slade stated :
I have made a habit of this. Last season there was only one occasion at Grimsby when we failed to follow a defeat with a victory. We knew we had to defend well and we did. They have two of the top strikers at the moment [Leon Constantine and Akpo Sodje] but we held them well and we had some excellent performances from my lads.
Chris Cohen had another excellent game and I was delighted to get an hour out of Lee Morris after all the injury problems he has had. He adds something different and at times shows the qualities that made him a multi-million pound player a few years ago.
Valiant manager Martin Foyle wasn't as contented with the result as Russell obviously, but preferred to look to the wider campaign rather than concentrate on a single battle just lost :
Defeat had to come some time and it's too early to say whether we can stay at the top of the table or thereabouts. The real test comes in the next month when we play four of the big money teams like Blackpool, Nottingham Forest and Bristol City.
I felt we had five or six good chances as we dominated the second half but we didn't take them and I thought Yeovil defended well. Their skipper Terry Skiverton was outstanding.
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