Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll spoke to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins following the Glovers’ 2-1 defeat to King’s Lynn Town on Saturday.
Yeovil took the lead before succuming to two late goals following the dismissal of Matt Worthington late on in the first half, something with Sarll says might not have changed the game, but did change his side’s energy levels as the match wore on.
“I’m not a big believer that red cards do change games, but what they changed for us was the energy levels, I thought the second goal in particular was a very tired defence, without the zest to deal with it.
“It was an awful goal, horrendous
“We looked weak, and the only way them lads look weak is then they look tired, we will put that into fatigue”
Sarll also noted that he wasn’t overly pleased with how his side handled the ball whilst also admitting that after three weeks without a game the squad are learning in competitve fixtures rather than friendlies.
“I looked at a team who have got to learn in the league rather than in friendlies, a team that has got to learn on the run, but there were some good things, some very good performances”
“We were depleated, we had already used (new loan signing Dan) Moss with Barnett coming away and but I thought in the last ten minutes the subs brought a bit of impetuse”
When asked about the incident that led up to Matt Worthington’s red card, Sarll said that whilst he didn;t have a great view, he cannot complain with the decision.
“Everyone says it’s a red card… I thought it was high, the players have said it was high, he’s made a mistake Matty, but as I say, I don’t think it affected the outcome of the game”
The Glovers’ manager was asked about the positive impacts of few of his players and highlighted Charlie Wakefield, Tom Knowles and Adi Yussuf as all having moments and glimpses of what they might offer.
Looking further ahead with a game against Aldershot on bank holiday Monday, Sarll noted the team would be in training on Sunday but that his team would be picked on energy levels with numbers at a premium.
“It’ll be case of seeing who is as close to 100% as they can be for Monday and trying to pick a shape and a side around energy levels”
Jordan Barnett was taken off during the game, something which has been confirmed as a severe bout of cramp, Sarll confirming he made the switch with the Aldershot game in mind.