Venue: Huish Park
Saturday December 18th, 3pm kick-off
Conditions: Clear but “chillllly”
Attendance: 1493 (30 from Woking)
Scorers: Tahvon Campbell 23 (0-1), Adi Yussuf ’80 (1-1), Tom Knowles ’87 (2-1), Adi Yussuf ’93 (3-1)
Referee: Garreth Rhodes
Yeovil Town: Bradley 38, Wilkinson 45,
Woking: Effiong 27, Casey 30, McNerney 33
Yeovil Town: None
Yeovil Town : (4-3-3)
Dan Moss, Max Hunt, Luke Wilkinson, Jaheim Headley
Matt Worthington, Dale Gorman, Alex Bradley
Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, Reuben Reid, Tom Knowles
Substitutes: Grant Smith, Jordan Barnett (for Alex Bradley ’74), Josh Staunton (for Wilkinson ’46) Charlie Wakefield, Ollie Haste, Adi Yussuf (for Reuben Reid ’60).
Woking: Ross, Casey, Champion, McNerney, Effiong, Kretzschmar, Johnson, Annesley, Campbell, Block, Ince.
Substitutes (not used): Smith, Diarra, Allarakhia, Britton, Rumble, Dunne.
Yeovil Town’s quest for an unprecedented quadruple continues after late goals from Adi Yussuf (2) and Tom Knowles cancelled out a first half strike from former Glover Tahvon Campbell.
The FA Trophy third round tie proved to be something of a festive cracker with Max Evans and new signing Jaheim Headley making their debuts for the Glovers.
Gloverscast CEO, Top Dog, and all round boss man Ian Perkins was at Huish Park and this is how he saw the game…
On a chilly afternoon at Huish Park it took a few minutes for things to liven up.
A shot from Dale Gorman (who else?) Was deflected over the bar for a corner in the 6th minute.
Moments later, some decent link up on the left hand side, started by debutant Jaheim Headley was nearly finished by Headley, but the new signings tame effort was parried wiwide.
11 minutes in, Woking has a good sight at goal through Max Kretzschmar who was played in by former Glover, Tahvon Campbell. Woking’s number 10 pulled his effort wide of Max Evans’ right hand post.
Somehow the visitors didn’t get the ball in the net in the 18th minute. A great delivery from Kretzschmar was flicked on by McNerney right on top of Evans and it slipped through the goalkeeper’s hands onto the bar and almost in before Yeovil cleared their lines.
It wasn’t long after that the Cards did take the the lead though. The ball broke through to Campbell on Yeovil’s left and his low drive found the far corner to put Woking 1-0 up. Campbell soaked in his moment in front of the Thatchers against his former club.
Yeovil nearly hit back in the 24th as Max Hunt got on the end of a good delivery from Gorman. Hunt couldn’t wrestle off his marker to get a header on target, though.
Alex Bradley had a speculative effort from distance which had Craig Ross scrambling to his right. The Woking keeper got a strong hand behind the strike to keep the ball out.
Sonny Blu Lo-Everton danced through the Woking defence to get a nice right footed strike at goal which was deflected wide for a corner.
Half time: Yeovil Town 0 Woking 1
Luke Wilkinson made way for Josh Staunton at half time, in a like for like change at centre back.
As with the first half, the first effort on goal fell to shots shots shots himself, Gorman. He scooped his shot into the Thatchers though.
Space opened up nicely for Bradley a few minutes into the second half and his low effort was spilled by the Woking stopper who quickly reclaimed the ball.
Reuben Reid was replaced just past the hour for Adi Yussuf, as Sarll chased an equaliser.
A finger tip save from Ross denied a spectacular goal for Gorman. The midfielder lined up a freekick from from left side ofnthe box and struck through the crowd with terrific pace.
Yeovil looked the likelier to get a goal and Yussuf delivered the goods again. A cross from Headley found the sub in the box and he got free of his marker to smash it in the bottom corner.
Momentum was with the Glovers after Yussufs equaliser and four minutes from time Tom Knowles headed Yeovil’s second in from Lo-Everton’s cross in front of the raucous Thatchers.
Yussuf grabbed his 2nd on the break in stoppage time with another composed finished past Ross.
The Glovers are through to the next round of the FA Trophy… the hunt for the quadruple continues…
Full time: Yeovil Town 3 Woking 1