Yeovil Town manager Russell Slade has said that he doesn't believe that the Glovers can play as badly as they did at Carlisle United in the first half again this season. Despite winning the match at Brunton Park 4-1, Yeovil spent the whole of the first 45 minutes defending deep against a Carlisle side that forced a succession of corners but thankfully without an end product.
Speaking to BBC Somerset Sound, Russell defended his decision to make a third substitution over the half time break, having already lost Andy Lindegaard and Marcus Stewart to injury. The gamble to put Scott Guyett into the centre of defence helped relieve the pressure, with Slade wishing he could have done more:
"Let's be honest, I could have made six or seven changes at half time. If we hadn't performed like we did in the second half I would have been bitterly disappointed. I don't think we could have played as badly as we did in the first period again. We had to be better and we were better and we were almost back to our old selves. Our defensive work was good. I don't know how many corners Carlisle had - something like 23. Apart from the first couple where Mildy made a fantastic save, I think we defended pretty well from them all afternoon, because they get some good quality in from Jeff Smith."
Link: Ciderspace Match Report : Carlisle United 1 Yeovil Town 4.
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