Match winner Morgan Williams has said he never doubted his Yeovil Town team-mates had it in them to pick up three points at Worthing this weekend.

The defender headed home the winner seven minutes in to 12 minutes of second half stoppage time to move the Glovers three points clear at the top of the National League South after an 86th minute penalty looked to have snatched a draw from the jaws of victory.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins after the game, he said: “It is crazy, it should never be a penalty. I think the referee said (Jake Wannell) hit him with his elbow, it’s not right. But as soon as they scored I looked at Wans and said we’ve got enough in this team to win the game.

We have said the game is played until the end, 100 minutes today, and we know we have got enough in the team to go and win it. It doesn’t matter if we go 1-0 down or 2-0 down we feel like we can win the game.”

The defender’s goal, his second of the season, triggered #scenes in the away end and he admitted the feeling of scoring was a sweet one – but breaking the hoodoo of playing of non-traditional surfaces (he said it, not us!) was even sweeter.

Yeovil have lost their previous two matches – away at Hemel Hempstead Town and Havant & Waterlooville – when playing on a pitch other than grass.

Morgan said: “It doesn’t get any  better than that. I would have loved a 1-0 and the clean sheet and an easy game, but these games are never going to be easy so I am absolutely delighted to get that goal. It was a great ball in from Jordan Maguire-Drew and we know he’s got that talent.

In spells I think we were really good today. It is going to be difficult on this surface because we have lost our last two games on it, so it was about changing that. We don’t want teams to think we cannot play on an astroturf, so it was good to get the win today and the three points – and now teams will be thinking ‘crikey, they can play on both surfaces.’

The 24-year-old admitted he is enjoying playing in the middle of defence having been used in a number of positions during his time at Huish Park, and enjoying playing alongside Wannell.

He added: “We help each other a complement each other and it is good to get a partnership with any defender. If he makes a mistake, I help him and if I make a mistake, I help him. I am really enjoying playing in the middle of defence I think it is three years since I have played there.”

With second-placed Taunton Town and third-placed Bath City both losing on Saturday, Morgan admitted the win was important, but said his focus was on the next game – the small matter of a visit from the seagull bothering old enemy (W*ymouth, if you were wondering) to Huish Park on Tuesday night.

He said: “It is massive, but we just have to keep winning games and taking it game by game. We just have to focus on Tuesday night which is a big one and get three points there. Those (derby) games are always massive and the atmosphere is always incredible and we just have to focus on that and get three points.


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Pete C.
8 months ago

Congratulations now you’ve beaten Weymouth to go 4 points up. Keep it up