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Smith's Stevenage steal Glovers glee - View from the stands

By Josh98  |  Posted: November 09, 2012

Paddy Madden trying to beat Bondz N'Gala, the ex Yeovil Town defender. Though he had the last laugh as he saw his team win 3-1 at Huish Park.

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Full time score: Yeovil 1 - 3 Stevenage
Stadium: Huish Park, Yeovil.
Yeovil goalscorer/s: Madden 6'.
Stevenage goalscorer/s: Morais 3', Akins 48', Dunne 63'.
My star man: Sam Foley (Yeovil)

A mixture of calamitous defending, clinical finishing and poor refereeing decisions all helped ensure that Gary's Glovers returned to losing ways for the first time in four league matches.

It really was a game of two halves, with Yeovil on top against the promotion hopefuls before the interval, playing some entertaining and fluid football to lift the 2,900 Glovers faithful - their lowest ever league attendance.

However, they looked like a completely different side after the break and just didn't ever seem to get going, with the opposition goalkeeper hardly being tested in the second half.

Yeovil did not use their dominance in the first period to push on, and Boro punished them with devestating effects.

For me Sam Foley was Yeovil's best player; his passing, awareness and control showed glimpses of real class, and Gary Johnson has uncovered a real ex non-league gem since his Summer switch from Conference leaders Newport.

With this defeat they move down one place to eleventh in Npower League One. Plus taking into account their modest budget and relatively small squad, they are punching above their weight. For them to be displeased at not winning against a team such as Stevenage, just shows how far the club has come.

Although this lose was dis-heartening, the Glovers definitely did not disgrace themselves. If they can tighten up their shaky defence, they could easily catch up on lost ground.

It is too early to be making solid predictions, but they have had some tough teams to play and the signs are encouraging. A big factor will be if they can keep Paddy Madden on red hot form and the team relatively free of injuries, then the wins will soon flow.

With games coming thick and fast, they must get over this minor setback to make sure this is only a blip, nothing more. This Saturday is an ideal chance to bounce back against managerless and bottom club Hartlepool.

Written by Josh Wilde, Age 14.

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