Yeovil Town Manager Darren Sarll spoke to the media following the Glovers’ 3-0 loss to Halifax and bemoaned both the home side’s inability to take the chances the created as well as the officials.
“… we have made more chances today against Halifax than their last four games put together… and the subsequent missing of those chances; you look at Billy’s (Sass-Davies) header, the two free kicks from 18 yards out, the penalty decision, (Chris) Dagnall didnt force that one in on the line…”
Yeovil can rue not only their lack of clinical finishing in front of goal, but also another fine performance from the visitors ‘keeper, Sam Johnson who tipped a Reuben Reid effort onto the post early in the 2nd half as well as making plenty of other fine saves during the game.
Sarll also broke Rule 1 of the Gloverscast by complaining about the referee saying that Elliot Swallow’s performance was… “absolutely disgusting”.
Both Joe Quigley and Reuben Reid has penalty claims turned down, whilst there were also plenty of questionable decisions including when a Halifax defender made an excellent interception from a dangerous Tom Knowles cross, only for the referee to give a goal kick.
Sarll took time to praise both Knowles and Josh Neufville after what he called a “slapped wrist” at half time saying “I thought they stood up as men, which is a great quality in a young man.”
Huish Park was at mercy to the elements for much of the game, with wind being described as ‘ferocious’ by Sarll post-match, he would go on to admit that his side didn’t use the conditions to their advantage enough in the first half.
Rhys Murphy and Matt Worthington were both omitted from the squad recovering from slight injuries whilst Charlie Lee was suspended following his booking in the win over Solihull.