Yeovil Town Manager Darren Sarll has been speaking to the media following the Glovers’ 1-0 win over FC Halifax Town live on BT Sport on Saturday evening.
both the BT Sport team and BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins, Sarll praised the ‘character’ and ‘robustness’ of his side, who, despite the one-goal margin of victory looked fairly comfortable for large parts.
Speaking to BT Straight after the final whistle he said: “I thought tactically we were excellent, even in periods of the second half when we were defending deeper, our shape was good and I can’t remember too many moments when (Grant Smith) had to make too many big saves.
“That was testament to the two full backs (Dan Moss and Jordan Barnett) in particular.”
Something he reiterated to the the BBC shortly after with some added praise for Max Hunt; “I thought we dealt with most things well, in the second half we had to defend a bit deeper and I thought even then the shape was very strong.
“I thought the two young full backs (Dan Moss and Jordan Barnett) were absolutely fantastic and that is probably Max Hunt’s best game for the club.”
The only goal of the game came from the penalty spot, Joe Quigley smashing the ball home after Tom Knowles was brought down in the box.
But, it’s not just the in-form striker’s goals that are impressing the gaffer:
“He was okay, I thought defensively he was very good, he contributes a hell of a lot and he is getting better, but he has a home now, Yeovil is his home and we do not throw people away and it is important that people feel that comfort and that we have got their backs when they come to work.”
“He is in good form and he’s a real big plus for us and if he stays fit we might have half a chance”
Overall, Sarll was pleased with how he side coped with the second half onslaught from Halifax who tried to get back into the game late on, but a resolute performance from the defence and central midfield duo in particular were enough to see the game out.
“I thought we were better in possession than Halifax, I thought we were better out of possession, our shape was very good, the players’ attitude was magnificent.
“I thought we were comfortable and deserved (the win), the only disappointment was the couple of chances (for substitute Adi Yussuf) which we should have taken to make the game a bit easier.
Sarll confirmed to the BBC he wouldn’t be thinking about next Saturday’s trip to Stockport County until Monday, suggesting he, the players and the fans have all got a night or two to enjoy a fantastic Glovers win.