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Yeovil Town 2
Young (13'), Nouble (90')
0 Tonbridge Angels

Angels suffer in Somerset

The first notable moment of the game was a Yeovil freekick from left of 18-yard box. It was crossed to a dangerous area, but no green players pounced. The home side definitely starting the better of the two sides.

Jake Hyde, a Yeovil forward, was put through moments later. His shot leading to a strong Henly save but it wouldn’t have counted anyway, the referee’s assistant raising his flag.

On the back of strong play, Yeovil opened the scoring courtesy of Jordan Young, he was played in by Worthington who had combined with Hyde on the right. The scorer finishing into the bottom right-hand corner.

With 23 minutes played, a floated ball looked a threat to the Yeovil defence, Fielding’s header helping the ball on towards Stefan Payne who couldn’t convert from a tricky angle.

At the half an hour mark, Henly was forced to deny a powerful whipped shot, the same strong spell for Yeovil also saw Lo-Everton try a smart flick, again saved by Henly.

Tonbridge sniffed towards the end of the first half but at the break Yeovil led and the score line reflected the game fairly.

The visitors came out for the second half looking stronger. Akanbi dragging a shot wide for the Angels.

However, Yeovil twice had the chance to double their lead; a powerful shot from left-back Whittle was met by a strong left arm from Jonny Henly in the Angels net, and minutes later the home side were awarded a controversial penalty kick. 

As he did the week before at Chippenham, Henly saved and kept the blues in the game.

With 9 minutes added on, there was still hope for Tonbridge Angels, but Frank Nouble secured the victory for Yeovil in additional time, the substitute slotting it into the net to assure the home side collected the three points.

Manager Jay Saunders commented after the game "We knew it'd be a tough place to come, we haven't got what we came for but there's a chance on Monday to bounce back"

Published Saturday 26th August 2023