The second half opened with Gavin Williams forcing Musselwhite into an excellent tip-over save, with the Yeovil
midfielder's strike just inches from lifting over the keeper's reach. Andy Lindegaard got booked for what looked to
these eyes to be a perfectly timed tackle, as the match referee disturbed the flow of the game with some fairly
ridiculous decisions against both sides. A good example of this later in the game was when Lee Johnson was fouled
in the centre-circle, with the ball falling loose to Adrian Caceres. Rather than allow a clear advantage, Danson blew up
with Caceres already advancing down an empty flank. Surely an ex-Premiership referee should have a better idea on
how to allow a game to flow?
Richard Kell forced Chris Weale into his first meaningful save of the game when he was forced to parry a shot from
just inside the area, with Liam Fontaine on hand to hack the loose ball away. Then Peter Beagrie fired an angled shot
well wide of the goal.
With Colin Miles beginning to run out of steam towards the end, Scott Guyett replaced Colin Miles in defence, allowing
the ex-Chester man to finally make his Yeovil debut. Adrian Caceres replaced Andrejs Stolcers as Yeovil took a more
cautious approach, moving to a 4-4-1-1 style with Gavin Williams tucked in behind Jevons.
The Glovers had equalled their hosts in every department, but when your luck is out, it's out. Peter Beagrie
appeared to take the ball out of play when he ran down the left wing, but no linesman's flag was produced with
the official apparently unable to give the decision due to home manager Brian Laws standing outside his technical area
blocking the line. Then what seemed to be a clear goal kick was awarded with a corner. If bad luck comes in threes
then the third came when the corner was headed towards goal by Andrew BUTLER, with Lee Johnson supplying
an excellent clearance off the line. But after what seemed to be an overly-excessive delay, up went the linesman's flag
and Butler's header was given as a goal.
Richard Kell nearly produced a non-controversial goal minutes later when he thundered a shot against the
crossbar, but it was Yeovil who finished the game showing plenty of pressure and zero reward. Bartosz Tarachulski
was introduced with six minutes to go, whilst Adrian Caceres almost supplied a goal when his left wing cross was
nodded down by Gavin Williams, but Phil Jevons knocked the 10 yard attempt over the bar.
Gavin Williams also went close in the dying minutes, when he got in behind the Scunthorpe defence, but his shot
went agonisingly wide of the target. Scunthorpe held out for a somewhat fortuitious win that took them top of the
table, and whilst the defeat now extends Yeovil's run without a win to five games, there was little to criticise
out there. Perhaps the Glovers should have been more dominant with the aerial balls up front. Perhaps they
should have created a couple more chances. But this was a solid away performance, and one in which Yeovil deserved
to be travelling home with something for their efforts.