Darren Sarll said his Yeovil Town side have nowhere to hide after capitulating to a 2-0 defeat against Notts County at Huish Park.

The Glovers’ boss described the performance as “dross” after his side failed to register a meaningful shot on target until the 85th minute.

Over the entire 90 minutes, the home side managed two shots on target and none off target leading to boos from the home supporters for the second successive match.

Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins after the match, the manager said his players deserved the reaction from fans having called four patience just four days earlier after a frustrating goalless draw at home to Maidenhead United.

He said: “There’s nowhere to go, nowhere to hide, we have got to make sure we provide a solution.

“We have to make sure we provide the ball in to that final third a lot quicker because without the ball we are not going to score.

“And we need to address the amount of time we are spending in that final third which is next to nothing.

“Unless we have the balls in that territory we can’t create or register chances.”

Sarll dropped loan signing Ben Seymour and winger Charlie Wakefield from the start and went with top-scorer Joe Quigley just in front of Sonny Blu Lo-Everton in the forward line  supported by Tom Knowles and new signing Dion Pereira on the flanks.

Joe Quigley stretches for a ball.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

He pulled Knowles off at the interval introducing Wakefield, but said he could have substituted all four players after an abject first 45 minutes.

The manager said: “First half it was like having a mouth without teeth. We didn’t keep the ball in the final third, so we couldn’t draw a foul, get a set play or a long throw.

“Tom obviously drew the brunt of it with the substitution, but all four of them could have come off. I would probably have done it if I knew I had the wiggle room later.

“I thought Tuesday night I thought we were solid and a bit bland, but when we were weak like today that really hurts.”

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