Match Report: Boreham Wood 2 Yeovil Town 1

Venue: Meadow Park
Saturday September 25 2021, 3pm kick-off.

Conditions: Dry but dull
Ground: Perfect

Scorers: Dale Gorman 15 (1-0), Worthington o.g. 26 (1-1), Rees 60 (1-2)

Attendance: 658

Referee: Scott Simpson

Bookings:
Yeovil: Yussuf 33, 38
Boreham Wood: Evans 52, Smith 85

Sendings off
Yeovil: 
Yussuf 38
Boreham Wood: None


Yeovil Town : (4-4-2)
Grant Smith
Dan Moss, Max Hunt, Josh Staunton, Jordan Barnett
Charlie Wakefield, Dale Gorman, Matt Worthington, Tom Knowles
Joe Quigley, Adi Yussuf

Subs: Jack Robinson (for Barnett, 71), Lo-Everton (for Worthington, 78), Rose (for Wakefield, 84), Max Evans (not used), Alex Bradley (not used).

Boreham Wood: Ashmore, Mendy, Ilesanmi, Evans, Fyfield, Smith, Rees (for Stephens, 90), Ricketts,Raymond (for Smith, 75), Marsh (for Clifton, 86), Boden. Subs not used: Mafuta, Smith.

 


Summary

Ten man Yeovil Town fell to a 2-1 defeat on the road to Boreham Wood this afternoon.

The Glovers took the lead from a Dale Gorman free kick after quarter of an hour, but calamitous goalkeeping saw Boreham Wood equalise after Grant Smith punched the ball into the back of Matt Worthington.

Adi Yussuf saw red in the first half for two bookable offences.

Josh Rees‘ 60th minute header was enough for Boreham Wood as the Glovers chased an equaliser but couldn’t break the Hertfordshire side down.

Here’s how Ian saw it…..

The Glovers made two changes from last weekends match against Chesterfield. Josh Staunton dropped into defence for Luke Wilkinson with Matt Worthington coming in to the midfielder to partner Gorman. Adi Yussuf started up front in place of Sonny Blu Lo Everton.

Smith was called into action in the 12th minute making a good reaction save.

Moments later, Gorman struck a low free kick which snuck under the Boreham Wood wall and through Nathan Ashmore and into the goal.

In the 25th minute Boreham Wood equalised after hapless defending. Smith opted to punch a corner rather than catch it and his punch ricocheted off of Worthington into the goal.

Yussuf picked up a silly yellow card in the 33rd minute and five minutes later he was given his marching orders jumping in recklessly for a 50-50.

Half time: Boreham Wood 1 – 1 Yeovil Town

Smith was forced into a smart one-handed save early in the second half and came close to taking the lead in the 57th minute.

Tom Knowles rode a Boreham Wood challenge and made to the byline before cutting back leaving two defenders on the floor. He struck a decent right footed effort which flew wide of the post.

Moments later Rees put Boreham Wood ahead with a back post header giving the Glovers an uphill task with ten men.

Yeovil pressed on looking for an equaliser and they had their chances.

Knowles hit the post in the 64th minute and with 20 minutes left Joe Quigley drew a save from Ashmore and couldn’t find Knowles with his second bite of the cherry.

Yeovil thought they’d found their goal in the 90th through Quigley. Ashmore and a good stop from Gorman’s strike and reacted well to keep out the oncoming Quigley’s header.

Full time: Boreham Wood 2 – 1 Yeovil Town

 

See our Five Conclusions from Meadow Park here.

 

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