The 3-2 win over Eastbourne Borough was the second in a row to take Yeovil three points off the top (not that we’re looking) and continue the unbeaten run at home. Here are Ian’s conclusions from Huish Park…

You can’t say we weren’t entertaining. Was it classic National League South? I hope to not find out, but it sure was entertaining. The early goal from Nouble, shooting ourselves in the foot and conspiring to concede 2, Nouble’s second goal with an onrushing keeper, Joe Day making huge saves, Josh Owers sublime winner. It was a toasty day which undoubtedly led to errors from both sides, but it was an enjoyable end-to-end game of football that ended with us getting the three points.

How has he saved this?

Joe Day had to makes some big saves again. Both Day and Will Buse have been busy in goal this season with the amount of opportunies we give oppostions. Day had to make two brilliant saves in the first half, the first of which seems impossible to get to. There’s little doubt he has improved our defensive unit and we walked away with the sponsor’s Man of the match for his performance.

That the best we’ve seen of Frank Nouble so far. For someone who’s best position is allegedly not at centre forward, Nouble has had two good games leading the line. He rose above everyone to head home, held the ball up nicely, had the desire to get on the end of Sonny Blu Lo Everton’s ball before the Eastbourne Borough goalkeeper to get us level before half time.

Frank Nouble.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

The changes were needed at half time. Mark Cooper said he thought Eastbourne Borough were the better side and certainly in the first half they were cutting through our midfield and defence like a hot knife through butter. The introduction of Charlie Cooper and Jake Hyde saw us match up Eastbourne and change to a 3-4-1-2. The change in shape saw us get more control and prevent Eastbournes wingbacks having as much freedom as they did in the first half.

It’s been a good week for Josh Owers. He had a solid game in his first start against Weston and he was my man of the match yesterday. He’s busy, never stops running and looks to get the ball forward as much as possible. He worked hard to keep possession after a loose pass from Jake Hyde and was in the right place to hit a wonderful, controlled finish into the top corner to win the game. He’s been a part of two wins on the spin and certain given his manager something to think about in the centre midfield.

PS. I liked the drum.


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