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Venue: Huish Park - Home At Last!
Tues 24th September 2002, 7.45pm kick-off.
Conditions: Dry and fresh.
Ground: New and grassy.
Nationwide Conference :
Yeovil Town 4 - 0 Woking
Referee: Mr S.R.Brand
Yeovil: Forinton (32, foul), Skiverton (60, foul), Way (62, foul)
Woking: Brady (11, foul), Sandford (40, foul).
Line up : (3-4-1-2)
13. Jon Sheffield
2. Adam Lockwood
4. Terry Skiverton
5. Colin Pluck
10. Nick Crittenden
6. Darren Way
8. Lee Johnson
11. Michael McIndoe
20. Gavin Williams
23. Howard Forinton
19. Abdoulai Demba
Substitutes: 1. Chris Weale 12. Chris Giles
9. Carl Alford (46, for Demba),
14. Roy O'Brien (69, for Forinton),
16. Andy Lindegaard (85 for Pluck)
Boardman, Smith, Sandford,
Piper, Brady, Evers, Rodger, Allman,
Subs : Moore (45, for Rodger), Banger (63, for Piper), Kember, Tucker, Reeks
Scorers: Abdoulai DEMBA (1-0, 39 mins), Michael McINDOE (2-0, 41 mins),
Terry SKIVERTON (3-0, 44 mins), Howard FORINTON (59 mins).
This report courtesy of Noddy Elms:
Yeovil returned to the relaid Huish Park pitch to put on a scintillating
four-goal massacre of a Woking side in free-fall in both league position and
ability. The only surprise was that it took until the fortieth minute for
Yeovil to open the scoring. Once the Woking defence had been breached the
floodgates opened. By half-time Yeovil had added further goals, and the game
was all but over as a contest.
The game had opened at a pace with McIndoe swarming down his wing to torment
ex-Yeovil favourite Piper. Yeovil held the majority of possession in the
opening minutes and Woking only threatened when Lockwood played his own
keeper into difficulty. Despite their possession it wasn't until the twelfth
minute when Yeovil produced their first goalmouth threat, the Woking defence
looked decidedly stretched but managed to block consecutive shots from Gavin
Williams and Terry Skiverton. For the first twenty minutes the Yeovil
midfield, in particular, had chased and hassled throughout. Woking had often
been caught in possession and Yeovil swept forward, wave after wave.
On fourteen minutes Woking produced their first and only threat of the half
when Brady latched on to a chest-down to flash a strong shot past Sheffield's
left hand post from distance.
Yeovil's next chance came on twenty-five minutes when McIndoe sent a strong
left-footer fizzing across the Woking goal. From that point Yeovil relaxed
and the game took a slight breather.
However, it was Darren Way's tenacity in the thirty-eighth minute that won
Yeovil a right-wing corner that lead to the first goal. McIndoe's
left-footed in-swinger was shallow and it appeared to be a formality that it
would be cleared at the near-post. But the defensive clearance was sliced and
the ball flew into the six-yard box. Abdoulai DEMBA willingly grabbed the opportunity
to make history and be the first to score on Yeovil's new turf. Yeovil 1
Almost immediately from the kick-off the Woking defence were under pressure.
Sandford collected a booking for up-ending Darren Way on the edge of the
Woking box. Michael McINDOE stepped up and majestically curled his twenty-five yard
free kick inside Farrelly's left-hand post. Yeovil 2 Woking 0.
If Woking had any idea of hanging on till half-time it was now party time at
Huish Park, and captain Marvel was keen to add to his goal scoring exploits.
Darren Way was again rewarded with a corner on the left. The ensuing cross
was deep into the danger area and there were a number of efforts cleared off
the goal line before Terry SKIVERTON powered his header into the net for his fifth
goal of the season. Yeovil 3 Woking 0.
With four minutes of added Crittenden had time to flash a shot over the
Woking bar and then set up Demba, who was unfortunate when his jack-knife
header flew straight at Farrelly. The referee's half time whistle must have
been a relief to the embattled Woking squad.
Half Time: Yeovil Town 3 Woking 0.
Not surprisingly the second half was a little more subdued, Yeovil had done
the business and exuded an air of composure and confidence. That said: their
opening attacks were significantly more positive than those in the first
half. McIndoe and Williams combined to win a corner on the left, Alford
powerfully headed over the cross. A couple of minutes later Forinton should
have done better, when he was guilty of heading over a clearer opportunity.
From that chance Woking broke quickly to create their best opportunity of the
game. Brady finished the break by producing a strong shot that flashed past a
Yeovil post. Brady was the only threat to the Yeovil goal, always willing to
try his luck from distance. But his shooting was rarely accurate and failed
to produce a meaningful save from Sheffield throughout.
Fifty-six minutes produced one of the most exciting breaks of the evening.
McIndoe speedily broke down the left wing and sent in a first time cross.
Farrelly was undoubtedly struggling to cover at the back post but just
managed to get a touch to deflect the cross onto the incoming Alford. The
touch was just enough to thwart the Yeovil striker.
Woking were, by now, long dead and buried, and it came as no surprise that
Yeovil added to the score-line. Lee Johnson's short corner on fifty minutes
was whipped into the Woking box. Howard FORINTON, standing on the penalty
spot reacted instinctively and deflected the cross inside the far post.
Yeovil 4 Woking 0. Forinton was delighted to open his Huish Park scoring
account in his second spell at the club: he was able to take the crowd's
applause when he was replaced by O'Brien.
Yeovil switched to a 4-4-2 and dropped down a gear or two and Woking came
more into the game. Brady continued to try his luck from distance,
unsuccessfully, and Skiverton was called upon to head clear in his own
With five minutes left Lindegaard replaced Pluck and injected more urgency up
front. Lindegaard's first contribution was to draw the Woking defence wide as
McIndoe bore down on goal; Farrelly did well to hold his powerful shot. The
same two Yeovil strikers combined well moments later and Lindegaard was
unlucky when his shot was cleared off the line. Before the final whistle
Farrelly was to again deny Lindegaard, tipping away his strong left-footed
Final Score: Yeovil Town 4 Woking 0.
What can one say: A flawless performance that was never in doubt.
Internet Man of the Match Result:
Overall match rating: 9.2 / 10
57 votes received.
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