Yeovil Town Caretaker Manager Neale Marmon felt that an early goal for Crewe Alexandra put his side on the back foot too much during the 2-0 defeat on Good Friday at Gresty Road. The Glovers lost the game due to two poor mistakes after they gave the ball away to the home side twice in their own half. The scene was set just four minutes into the match as Omar Sowunmi got into a defensive muddle with Bevis Mugabi, allowing Charlie Kirk to score the opener.
Then just over an hour into the match, substitute Matt Worthington's first contribution to the match was to give the ball away inside his own half, leaving to Crewe's second of the afternoon from Tom Lowery. With Adel Gafaiti getting himself involved in an off the ball incident that saw him sent off, it was a case of the visitors having gifted the game to the home side. Marmon admitted that sort of thing didn't help the cause right from the start:
"Our game was a bit on the back foot after the mistake with Omar Sowunmi and Bevis Mugabi. With a side like Crewe they've got nothing to lose. They're not going anywhere. I think that they picked their game up, but we actually got back into the game. We didn't really threaten, but we were back in it, and there was only one goal in it. We brought Matty Worthington on, but with his first touch he lost the ball as well, and gave them the ball again. But even with the red card and a man down in these temperatures, there wasn't much in it for us today. But at least we kept it at two only."
Marmon said that he accepted Adel Gafaiti's red card and added that he would be having words with the player on Sunday about his ill-discipline, after he kicked out at Nicky Hunt off the ball an hour into the match. That will mean that Gafaiti will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season, meaning that with Gary Warren unlikely to return from injury the Glovers will be down to their bare bones. Despite that, Marmon doesn't expect to recall sidelined pair Craig Alcock and Carl Dickinson, who have been told that they won't play for the club again this season.
The temporary boss still believes that the relegation fight will go to the wire, although admits that further defeats for Notts County and Macclesfield Town meant that his side 'got out of jail' once again. He hopes that his side can take advantage during Easter Monday's home game against Colchester United:
"I've always said it might go to the last game, and it does look like that, because we've got out of jail for the third week week on the bounce. We've got a chance on Monday to jump above those two as they've got two hard games."
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