Yeovil Town lost their fourth consecutive league game in a row after the 2-0 defeat to Oldham this afternoon at Huish Park. The Glovers now slip down to seventeenth in League One, just two points from the relegation zone.
Yeovil certainly had the majority of the possession in the first half but paid for their failure to create goal scoring opportunities when Oldham drew blood shortly prior to the interval. Andy Liddell provided the assist when he squared a perfect ball across the box for Paul Warne to complete the easy task of placing the ball in the back of the net.
Oldham dominated the chances in the second period. Yeovil keeper Chris Weale did well to keep his side just the one goal down after a cracking finger tip save from Liddell before the post then denied Oldham the chance to double their lead. However the visitors put the game beyond doubt nine minutes before the final whistle with what looked to be a carbon copy of their first goal with Paul Warne on the score-sheet again.
Match summary by George Murray
Final score: Yeovil Town 0 - 2 Oldham Athletic.
Injury news: The Glovers were rocked before the game with the news that midfield dynamo Darren Way has suffered a stress fracture of his fibula (shin-bone to the non-medical amongst us) and will be out for 4-6 weeks, with the earliest he can be expected to be back playing being after Christmas. It's a real blow to Darren this, so soon after missing a month with a fractured cheekbone, the fans and the team will miss him. Get well soon Weasel! Perhaps less surprisingly Colin Miles failed to complete 90 minutes today, in fact he didn't even make it to half-time, being taken off with a dead leg on 28 minutes. He's not expected to train much if at all this week but should be available for next Saturday's FA Cup match at Walsall.
Today's result means the Glovers drop a place to 17th, still on 22 points from 19 games played. That's the bad news, the good news is that we're still the highest placed of the West Country sides in the division (as long as you don't count Bournemouth as a West Country side, which we don't) with both Bristol City and Swindon Town below us in 23rd and 24th place respectively. Swindon lost 0-3 at home to Barnsley to remain on 14 points and the Big Club Up The Road went down 2-0 at Doncaster, City's 8th successive loss, to stay on 16 points. At the top of the table the Manchester United of League One (© Alan Tate) needed an 88th minute equaliser to take a point from a 2-2 draw at Tranmere to stay top of the table on goal difference from Huddersfield, 2-1 winners against Nottingham Forest. Both Swansea and Huddersfield are on 38 points, 5 ahead of 3rd-place Southend, who lost 2-1 at Port Vale.
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