Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll spoke to BBC Somerset following the Glovers’ 4-3 loss to Altrincham on Saturday.

It was the final away game of the season for Yeovil and there was plenty of drama, action, goals and unfortunately a nasty injury to Josh Neufville.

Both Sarll and Josh’s replacement Emmanuel Sonupe spoke kindly on the Luton loanee’s situation in their post-match comments – those quotes can be found here.

On the game itself, Sarll said he believed chances off the woodwork from strikers Joe Quigley and Reuben Reid and Charlie Lee’s header which was blocked on the line could have put his side 3-0 up in the first 15 minutes.

On the game itself, a lively opening spell for Yeovil wasn’t capitalised on, both Joe Quigley and Reuben Reid hit the woodwork, before their hosts went up the other end and scored twice before the break.

Darren Sarll
Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz,.

But, Sarll was left to bemoan a lack of options due to injuries and suspensions with midfielder Lawson D’Ath playing at right back whilst Carl Dickinson played in the centre alongside Billy Sass-Davies with Michael Kelly playing at left back.

The manager said: “I have nothing but pride and positivity for these players because many of them should not be playing, Charlie (Lee) should not be playing, Carl Dickinson should not be playing, but they are doing it because they have great pride and admiration for the football club.

“We died on our feet in the closing stages, you see how lazy we got with our one-v-ones and the amount of crosses we let in to the box, they were not really crosses where the winger has to work for it, they were passing their way in to the box and opening us up.”

Despite the two-goal deficit, the Glovers actually fought back to a level pegging before Charlie Lee put the visitors in front.

Sarll added: “I thought it was brilliant the way they came back in to the game, scoring three times away from home and really throwing everything at it, It would have been nice at 3-2 to be able to call on players who could come on and really tighten the game up and make sure there’s no spaces.

“But, it wasn’t to be, they threw every punch they had in their arsenal and I am very proud of them for that. If we are going to go down in a game, I want us to go down landing as many blows as possible.”

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