Caretaker manager Charlie Lee speaking after the 2-2 draw at Barnet last weekend.

Yeovil Town caretaker manager Charlie Lee spoke to the BBC following the Glovers’ 2-2 draw with King’s Lynn Town and spoke highly (again) of the players character.

Speaking to BBC Somerset after the tie in Norfolk, he said: “I went through every emotion in that one, I don’t know how to take it, I’ll have to sit back, analyse it with the staff and see what we think, 

The first thing we will say is that the boys they don’t know when they’re beaten, they don’t know to give up.”

“To have that athleticism, with 10 men for such a long time, they should be proud of themselves”

The Glovers needed a 91st minute equaliser from substitute Charlie Wakefield to snatch a point, having played the second half with ten men following the 43rd minute dismissal of Matt Worthington.

The boss added: “It’s a brilliant goal, they stayed in the game, we tried about three different formations and brought subs on.

“Charlie has played a lot of games, he’s looked tired this week, we spoke to each other and when you make a change and he comes on does that, I’m just so happy his attitude is like that really.

“It sums the whole group up, there’s a lot of positives from today.

“There’s going to be games like that in the National League, especially when they’re scrapping for safety.

I was just pleased the boys had an unbelievable attitude to it with 10 men, I’m just really proud of them to go and get the goal

Again, like (the 2-2 draw at) Barnet (last weekend), I’d have loved to have to win it late, but it just didn’t happen”

Both sides ended the match with ten men with Linnets’ defender Munashe Sundire picking up a second yellow for a foul on Josh Neufville after 70 minutes to set up a frenetic final 20 minutes.

Lee insisted he did not believe Worthington’s full-blooded tackle on Theo Widdrington was worth a red card from referee Elliot Swallow, who dished out five yellow cards when Yeovil beat Woking 2-0 at Huish Park back in October.

Matt Worthington drives forward.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

The caretaker said: “I think everyone (thought it was not a red card), I spoke to their bench and you understand their reaction, it was one of those tackles, I think everyone saw he won the ball.”

“I don’t know really what to say, it’s not a red card, everyone makes mistakes, we will look back at it and I’ll have to see the video, my first thought is that it’s a great tackle.”

Lee said he was looking forward to the challenge of an Aldershot Town/W*ymouth double header over Easter and the players would be working hard… after a well earned day off.

The manager said: “That’s five unbeaten now (six if you include the Somerset Premier Cup, Charlie!), everyone keeps saying we’ve got nothing to play for, but at a time where we’ve got nothing to play for we’ve gone five unbeaten. 

“That just sums up the boys, they’re going to need a couple of days off either side of a working training day to recover.”

If Worthington’s red card is not appealed, he will miss four games including both of the Easter fixtures.


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