Goalscorer Dale Gorman said the 2-0 win over relegated Dover Athletic was “massive” for his Yeovil Town team-mates.

The victory was only the Glovers’ second National League victory of 2022 and it was the first time since the end of November that they have scored twice in league action.

The Northern Irishman said it is now up to the side to back up the victory against Bromley, who are still in the hunt for a play-off place, at Huish Park on Tuesday night.

Dale Gorman. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Gorman said: “We have been working really hard this week, it hasn’t been enjoyable, the atmosphere has been tense but when you put in that graft and you have that three points to show for it, we should be proud of ourselves.

“In football, you go through good periods and bad spells and that result is massive for us as a group and a club and hopefully now we can kick on Tuesday and put in another performance and get something.

“To back it up at home and give us two wins on the bounce and a good strong end to the season.

“It doesn’t matter what you have to play for, every game in this league is tough and we know what to expect from Bromley, so we have to be ready.

The ex-Leyton Orient and Stevenage player put Yeovil 2-0 ahead with a well-struck free-kick 11 minutes in to the second half after on loan defender Ben Barclay had opened the scoring in the first half.

He said he was pleased to see the strike go in having had quite a number of failed free-kicks this season – honestly, we’d not noticed, Dale…..!

Gorman told BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins: “I am happy it went in because I have probably had 20 free-kicks this year and they’ve been nowhere near, so thankfully one of them has gone in!

“Their manager was getting in to them at half-time and that often gets a reaction, so for the first five or ten minutes it is about riding that storm.

“We defended our box brilliantly today, we put our bodies on the line, but we needed that (second) goal to settle ourselves and thankfully it came at a good time for us.”


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