Press Conferences (Page 3)

Yeovil Town’s Jimmy Smith spoke to BBC Somerset following the Glovers’ 3-0 loss to Halifax saying the team felt frustrated at the outcome of the match,

“[It’s] very frustrating, the conditions didn’t help either, but that was for both teams, but when you’re not getting decisions from the referee, for the majority of the whole game it doesn’t help either”

Smith, who was booked during the game by the official Elliot Swallow, claimed he was headbutted in the build up to that yellow card whilst also bemoaning the refusal of not one but two penalty decisions which could have swayed the game in the Glovers’ favour.

“… I don’t think it’s a pen for them, we should have had a pen… [Tom] Knowlesy gets put in a headlock and the decision goes against him…”

Smith, like Manager Darren Sarll did admit that despite the officiating, the Glovers did make chances, but failed to capitalise on any.

“We had chances to get back into the game, we had free kick situations, we felt we could have scored from them. The score line, I don’t think it is what it shows, but we’re disappointed not to get something out of this game… we had a few chances, in the second half we had five or six and we need to put them away, no excuses.”


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Yeovil Town Manager Darren Sarll spoke to the media following the Glovers’ 3-0 loss to Halifax and bemoaned both the home side’s inability to take the chances the created as well as the officials.

“… we have made more chances today against Halifax than their last four games put together… and the subsequent missing of those chances; you look at Billy’s (Sass-Davies) header, the two free kicks from 18 yards out, the penalty decision, (Chris) Dagnall didnt force that one in on the line…”

Yeovil can rue not only their lack of clinical finishing in front of goal, but also another fine performance from the visitors ‘keeper, Sam Johnson who tipped a Reuben Reid effort onto the post early in the 2nd half as well as making plenty of other fine saves during the game.

Sarll also broke Rule 1 of the Gloverscast by complaining about the referee saying that Elliot Swallow’s performance was… “absolutely disgusting”.

Both Joe Quigley and Reuben Reid has penalty claims turned down, whilst there were also plenty of questionable decisions including when a Halifax defender made an excellent interception from a dangerous Tom Knowles cross, only for the referee to give a goal kick.

Sarll took time to praise both Knowles and Josh Neufville after what he called a “slapped wrist” at half time saying “I thought they stood up as men, which is a great quality in a young man.”

Huish Park was at mercy to the elements for much of the game, with wind being described as ‘ferocious’ by Sarll post-match, he would go on to admit that his side didn’t use the conditions to their advantage enough in the first half.

Rhys Murphy and Matt Worthington were both omitted from the squad recovering from slight injuries whilst Charlie Lee was suspended following his booking in the win over Solihull.



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Chris Dagnall has said he is enjoying playing in the deeper role he has filled for the past couple of matches.

The 35-year-old, who has scored more than 100 Football League goals in a career as a striker, played in a deeper position in the 2-0 win at Wealdstone having starred there in midweek against Solihull Moors.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Tom Seymour, he said: “I think I have forced it on to the gaffer by doing it in training and he’s stuck me in there in the week and again today. I enjoy it in there, I like running about and kicking people, and we’ve had two wins so hopefully he keeps me there. I have always wanted to play deeper, I have done it a few times in the past when I have played at Crewe and Barnsley. It is not something I have purposely done due to age, I just play there because I enjoy it there. I can run around more, kick more people and get involved in the game more.”

Dagnall described the past week as “one of the toughest of my career” after the team attended the funeral of captain Lee Collins during the week.

He added: “It’s been really tough, so fair play to the lads for coming out here, especially the younger lads, we came out here and ran ourselves in to the ground. We wanted to come out here and get three points for Lee and try to move on. We are always there for each other and all the lads know if they never anyone to speak with one of us is there. We are all in this together, there’s no easy answers, we just have to keep working hard together.”