Yeovil Town skipper Josh Staunton has said that the 2-0 win over Didcot Town represents a ‘job done’ for the Glovers.

“I thought first half we were pretty good, second half, we weren’t really firing, we had way too many turnovers, but I think in those games it’s just a case of getting the job done and, 2-0 – it probably could have been more if we’d have just been a bit more clinical in the final third.”

Yeovil Town captain Josh Staunton in action against Didcot Town,
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

“But, we’re happy with that, job done, into the next round of the cup, (the) most important thing at 3 O’clock was being a name in the hat, which we are, happy with it.”

Both the Glovers’ goals came in the first half and to their credit, Didcot did make more of a match of it in the second 45, Staunton believes whilst their opponents do deserve a mention, they maybe could have done better themselves in possession.

“I think sometimes you just lose that fluidity, they obviously came out with a different (style), first half they sat eleven men behind the ball, which is always difficult to break down, with the wind we got caught forcing it a couple of times, we just needed to be patient and wait for the holes to come.

Any team who come and stick eleven men behind the ball, it’s difficult and second half when they played a different way and attacked and stepped on us, it was probably a bit more challenging.”

“it’s a win and in a cup competition, that’s all that matters”

“I don’t think it was an intention to take the foot off the pedal because we wanted more goals, kill the game off, simple as that, but when things aren’t quite falling for you, we just kept turning the ball over needlessly.

We didnt really have any good spells of possession in good areas of the pitch, when you do that teams are always going to grow into the game, especially when they’ve got nothing to lose. “

Staunton, and the defence in behind him, recorded their first clean sheet since beating Tonbridge Angels in late August, which was something which pleased the captain;

“You respect the opposition, you respect the game and I think the clean sheet was important to us, off the back of not having one for a while, we kept a clean sheet and that’s a positive to take out of today.

It’s ticked another box, it’s a building block, when we’re not quite at our best we didn’t capitulate and concede a soft goal we just kept going and like I say it’s a win and in a cup competition that’s all that matters”

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