Matt Percival has “taken the reins” as the new head coach for Yeovil Town Under-18s, according to the club

The Yeovil College student was previously assistant to Mark Challen, who left the job in December, and was reported to have taken the team for their 4-1 win over Wimborne Town in the South West Counties Youth League at the weekend.

The victory was the young Glovers’ first match in South West Counties Youth League for more than a month and the first under the new coach.

Matt Percival. Picture courtesy of Yeovil College.

Joshua John opened the scoring for the young Glovers after 12 minutes before Ollie Haste’s header doubled the advantage on 40 minutes.

Their opponents pulled a goal back just before the break, before goals from Sam Hodges and a second from John sealed the win.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Percival said: “We’re at the half way point of the season, having now won 5 and lost 4 in the league so it’s about looking to kick on to finish the season strongly.

I thought at times today we looked really good and we’ve been working hard in training at different ways to break teams down depending on how they set-up and whether they’re pressing high or looking to drop off.

Their next game sees the Under-18s travel to Truro & Penwith College in the College Cup tournament on Wednesday followed by a league fixture against Torquay United Under-18s on Saturday.

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