In just the second minute Kevin GALL picked up a very poor clearance from a Dorchester goal keeper Craig Bradshaw free kick, played a one-two with trialist Lubo Blaha, and fired home. 0 - 1.
A Lee Johnson free kick was played cleverly to Darren Way, but his side foot effort lacked power. A good shot from Arron Davies was well blocked by Bradshaw.
After ten minutes Jamie Brown flashed a shot across the Yeovil goal mouth. A couple of minutes later a good Dorchester move ended with a cross headed in by trialist Glen HOWES. 1 - 1.
Johnson shot just wide after a good move involving him, Blaha and Phil Jevons. A great pass from Jevons was chipped over by Johnson.
Bradshaw made another poor clearance, this time straight to Blaha, who ran in and shot, but the Magpies custodian redeemed himself with an excellent save.
Midway through the first half a delicately placed free kick from Jevons hit the top of the Dorchester bar.
Steve Collis caught a cross, but Jamie Brown jumped and put both Collis and the ball in the net. Soon after Brown fired a good shot which Collis saved, but later he followed through after Collis had dived to catch the ball. This was one of several very physical challenges from the home side which upset the large Yeovil following.
An excellent run from Kevin Amankwaah saw him pass to Johnson, and then run on to receive the return. He then slid the ball across for Phil JEVONS to slot home from close range. 1 - 2.
Bradshaw made a great save from Jevons at the cost of a corner, and a breakaway from Yeovil finished with a Blaha cross volleyed just wide by Kevin Gall.