Following Yeovil Town’s opening day defeat to King’s Lynn, Glovers midfielder Josh Staunton admitted that the loss was ‘frustrating’ and that two lapses in concentration were all that separated the hosts from their visitors.
The Glovers were reduced to 10-men in the first half when Matt Worthington was given his marching orders, something which Staunton admits didn’t help, but maybe wasn’t the definitive moment in the match.
“We are disappointed… It (the red card) was early on, we were slow finding our feet, but it killed our momentum after the goal, our structure looked good, they were struggling to break us down, which makes it all the more disappointing to concede two late on.”
“We probably switched off on two occasions – we’d headed away ball after ball all afternoon – and then twice when it mattered, we were found wanting a bit”
Yeovil had actually got off to a positive start with Joe Quigley opening the scoring, but despite the early lead, the change in momentum gave the Linnets much more of the ball throughout the game.
“Yeah, it was a hell of a strike by Quigz (Joe Quigley)” Staunton told BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins,
“But it’s not an ideal team to go down to 10-men against, they play it around nicely with the wing backs pushing high, it penned us in
“For the majority of the game, I felt personally quite comfortable, they were never really penetrating us too badly, it was two sloppy goals, it wasn’t like they carved us open, we will look back at them and know theyre avoidable”
Attention soon turned to the future, with the Glovers back in action in less than 48 hours time against Aldershot.
“I know there’s a lot more to come from the group and hopefully we can get games where we can get a foothold in the game and can build and build and build.”
“I think it (the Aldershot game) is a perfect chance, early on in the season.. there’s no dwelling on it from us, we’ve got to get ourselve’ right tomrrow and get to Aldershot and get a result we need”