Striker Alex Fisher scored his first goal since coming back from a horrific double leg break to lead Yeovil Town to a 3-1 win at Farnborough.

Having taken a 1-0 lead through a well taken goal from Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, Fisher was in the right place to turn home a second on the hour mark.

Olly Pendlebury pulled a goal back for the home side soon after before Alex Whittle wrapped up the points with his first goal for the club.

The three points meant the Glovers maintained their 11-point lead over second-placed Chelmsford who picked up a 2-0 home win over Aveley, who host Yeovil on Monday night. That game saw Aveley play the entire second half with nine men and Chelmsford finish with ten.

First half

The opening exchanges were dominated by the home side but the nearest they came to finding a breakthrough was a long-range effort by full-back Jordan Norville-Williams which comfortably went wide of Joe Day’s post.

As Yeovil began to find their rhythm, they started probing of the opposition defence with increasing effect and on 13 minutes the breakthrough came. Sam Pearson threaded a ball through to Sonny Blu LO EVERTON who coolly gave the visitors the lead.

On 20 minutes, the scorer almost became the provider for the Glovers’ second. A beautiful move down the left saw him pick out Matt Worthington in the middle but his effort was well blocked  by keeper Jack Turner.

Two minutes after the inevitable booking for Farnborough midfielder Aaron Kuhn, a burst in to the box by Frank Nouble, cutting in from the right side saw him brought down inside the area. No real appeals from the Yeovil players.

But the threat to Day’s goal was virtually zero. A cross flashed across the face of goal by Salim Saied before Reggie Lambe and then Olly Pendlebury flashed efforts over the bar.

Half time: Farnborough 0 Yeovil Town 1

Second half

It took quarter of an hour of the second half before the patient build up fashioned an opportunity for Yeovil. It was one brought about by good pressure from Nouble, who held up Edon Pruti enough to allow Pearson to nick the ball, break in to the box and get a shot away but his effort rose over the bar.

Then, on the hour mark, Yeovil doubled their advantage. It was Pearson who created the opening inside the box, playing it in to the six yard box where Alex FISHER was on hand to turn it home. A special moment for the striker, his first goal since returning from a horrific double leg break last April.

Alex Fisher celebrates his goal.

But two minutes later, Farnborough pulled a goal back through Olly PENDLEBURY for what appeared to be a hit through a crowd of players. From the other end of the pitch it was difficult to give it much more analysis than that, to be honest.

On 66 minutes, Fisher came within inches of doubling his tally but his header from Pearson’s right wing cross was superbly tipped over by Turner in the hosts’ goal.

Farnborough were buoyed by their goal and that save and Hisham Kasimu had an effort turned wide by a smart stop from Day.

Day was back in action with ten minutes to go. This time a nice move from the hosts broke to goalscorer Pendlebury who fired in a venomous strike which the keeper turned wide, perhaps with the assistance of his goal frame.

Jay Foulston replaced Fisher with nine minutes remaining and the back five with Alex Whittle and Michael Smith at wing backs, and four minutes later Whittle made it 3-1.

Stevens broke away down the right and cut it back in to the box to WHITTLE had to have two goes at before it got past Turner. 

Dawes immediately replaced Pearson after the goal and whilst there was a bit of Farnborough in the dying embers of the game, a shot wide by Pendlebury was as close as they came.

Full time: Farnborough 1 Yeovil Town 3

Match Details

Venue: Cherrywood Road
Date: Saturday 2nd March – 3pm

Competition: National League South

Pitch: Amazingly playable albeit boggy in the goalmouths
Conditions: Glorious sunshine for the first time this month.

Attendance: 1880

Scorers: Sonny Blu Lo-Everton 13 (1-0), Alex Fisher 60 (2-0), Olly Pendlebury 62 (2-1), Alex Whittle 85 (3-1).


Farnborough: Aaron Kuhl 30, Guy Hollis 77, Edon Pruti 90+3.
Town: Charlie Cooper 64.

Referee: Harry Jones

Yeovil Town (4-2-3-1)

Substitutes: Jordan Stevens (for Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, 70), Jay Foulston (for Alex Fisher, 81), Will Dawes (for Sam Pearson, 88), Josh Owers (not used), Dylan Morgan (not used).

Farnborough: Jack Turner, Jack Ball, Jordan Norville-Williams, Guy Hollis, Edon Pruti, Reggie Young, Olly Pendlebury, Hisham Kasimu, Taylor Clark, Selim Saied, Aaron Kuhl.
Substitutes: Joe Haigh (for Selim Saied, 68), Harvey Bradbury (for Taylor Clark, 68), Miller Matthews-Lewis (for Hisham Kasimu, 78).

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