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Glovers profit from wasteful Blues - A fans view

By Josh98  |  Posted: February 10, 2013

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FT score: Yeovil Town 1 – 0 Coventry City (Npower League One)

Stadium: Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Yeovil Town goalscorer/s: Madden 45'

Coventry City goalscorer/s: none

My Man of the Match: Marek Stech (Yeovil Town) – The Glovers goalkeeper had another commanding match between the sticks with Coventry threatening throughout. However, the Sky Blues failed to penetrate Yeovil's last line of defence, with credit due both to the Czech stopper and his defence.

Referee: Sutton 7/10 – Went largely unnoticed as football took centre stage but did give one or two questionable decisions.

Attendance: 11,277

A gritty Glovers performance against fellow promotion hopefuls Coventry City, gave Gary Johnson's men their sixth consecutive League One win.

The Somerset side remain the only team in England's third tier yet to lose a league game in 2013, with Paddy Madden's goal on the stroke of half-time making the difference at the Ricoh Arena.

This result leaves Yeovil just outside the play-offs by the tightest of margins. Now only one goal separates them from sixth place, with them only five points off the summit.

Coventry had the majority of chances, possession and corners, albeit they couldn't force a way through Yeovil's resolute defence. When they did, Marek Stech was on hand to keep the Sky Blues at bay.

Once Paddy Madden had fired the Glovers ahead with his sixteenth goal of the season, it was all about Yeovil defending in numbers and trying to pinch a second on the counter-attack.

From a personal point of view, my nails were torn to shreds by the end of the match as I knew how important, come the end of the season, this result could be.

Although they were put under nearly incessant pressure towards the end, the Green & Whites managed to hold on for another valuable three points.

This result now opens up a four point gap between themselves and Coventry City, who are just below Yeovil in the table having played two more games.

So, Gary's Glovers march on to play two home games in a week against struggling opposition, but as the team well know, no game is easy.

Written by: Josh Wilde, Age 14 (screen name: Josh 98).

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