Venue: Huish Park
Tuesday, February 15th, 7.45pm kick-off
Attendance: Not announced
Scorers: Alex Bradley 21, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton 33
Referee: Richard Hulme
Yeovil Town : (4-4-2)
Mason Hunter, Finlay Ridout, Morgan Williams, Jordan Barnett
Matt Worthington (Benjani Jr) Toby Stephens Alex Bradley
Sonny Blu Lo-Everton
Reuben Reid (Fin Skiverton) Adi Yussuf (Sam Hodges)
Cheddar (5-4-1) Dan Jackson, Kyle Sampson, Jamie Laird, Joe Woodley, Steve Holland, Chris Coombs, Kris Bell, Ricky Bennett, Ethan Reed, Harry Taylor, Robbi Maggs. Substitutes: Webster, Groom, Biggs, Hucker, March.
Yeovil Town are through to the semi finals of the Somerset Premier Cup after a 2-0 win against Cheddar at Huish Park.
All the action was in the first half with goals from Alex Bradley and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton and plenty of efforts at goal.
The second saw Bradley hit the post, and a couple of half chances for Cheddar but the Glovers were more than comfortable on the night.
Cheddar came out of the gates pretty quickly and their number 8, Ricky Bennett had a hopeful effort float wide of Max Evans goal less than a minute in.
After that Yeovil’s superiority took hold and they controlled proceeding as you’d expect. Matt Worthington’s lofted pass released Jordan Barnett on the left and his cross was a touch too high for Adi Yussuf.
A few minutes later, Yussuf should have put Yeovil a goal ahead after being released in the penalty box. His left footed shot struck the post, though, and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton couldn’t get the rebound on target.
Chris Coombs tickled the top of Evan’s crossbar with a delivery from the right hand side which drew a sharp intake of breath from the die hards at Huish Park. Real who?
Cheddar nearly scored an own goal worth of the Somerset Premier Cup Blooper Blu Ray in the 17th minute with an ricochet flying towards goal that Dale Gorman would have been proud of.
20 minutes in Morgan Williams appeared on the edge of the box and struck a fierce effort that took a deflection of the bar.
From the resulting corner, played short, Alex BRADLEY did his best Tom Knowles impression cutting inside and drilling a left footed shot inside Dan Jackson’near post. 1-0.
The best back to goal striker in the Somerset Premier Cup showed what he was all about half an hour in. Holding off three defender before shooting straight at the keeper.
The Glovers doubled their advantage in the 33rd minute through with neat interplay releasing LO-EVERTON on the right of the the penalty box and he finished comfortably. 2-0
Two goals up and confidence flowing, Sonny had another effort from distance which was flapped at by the Cheddar keeper.
Not to be out done by Sonny, Bradley had a swerving effort from distance himself which forced the purple-clad Jackson into a flying save to his left.
The woodwork shook again just after 40 minutes, this time Toby Stephens left Jackson rooted to the spot willing the net not to bulge.
Half time: Cheddar 0 Yeovil Town 2
Yussuf was played into a good position on the left side of the box, he shot was saved, but had he squared it to Reid, the goal was a sure thing…I expect.
The second half didn’t liven up much more. A couple of half chances for Cheddar went awry.
Bradley came close to scoring he second with a good low shot rebounding off the post and across the line.
Darren Sarll introduced Fin Skiverton, Sam Hodges and Benjani Jr towards the end but it was a good outing for two of the youngsters in Mason Hunter and Finlay Ridout who both completed 90 minutes.