Glovers have to take positives in to league form – Knowles

Midfielder Tom Knowles said his Yeovil Town team-mates need to take the positives from their run to the FA Cup third round in to the rest of the season.

The Glovers went out of the competition after a 3-1 defeat at home to Championship leaders AFC Bournemouth and now have just two days until the National League trip to Southend United on Tuesday night and an FA Trophy tie with Needham Market next weekend.

Tom Knowles. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Knowles said: “We’ve come away from Torquay with two disappointing losses and we’ve got to go to Southend and look to pick up a win again and then we’re back in to the FA Trophy. We have to pick up momentum and keep going game by game.

He praised the support from the home fans in the crowd of 7,818 who turned out for the televised tie, adding: “We play football for the fans, they were class tonight, you saw when we scored that goal and right throughout the evening they were behind us.

“If we can take that in to our league form and see as many (fans) back here again, that will push us on for the season and hopefully we can kick on and do well.”

Knowles said the team was “gutted” to have been put out of the competition courtesy of a hat-trick from Bournemouth midfielder Emiliano Marcondes – but said they were proud of their performance.

The midfielder added: “We felt we gave a good account of ourselves against a good Championship side and we went out there and did Yeovil proud.

“We are gutted to be going out, but it’s been a great journey and we have really enjoyed it.

“We knew they were going to have a lot of the ball, they are a possession-based team, but I thought we frustrated them in the first half.

“We all did our jobs well, we were working our socks off and their quality shone through.”

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