Yeovil Town captain Luke Wilkinson said the team “let themselves down” with a poor first half performance in a 1-1 derby draw with W*ymouth at Huish Park.

The centre half said the team “had words” at the interval having been booed off at 1-0 down courtesy of a fourth minute goal from Sean Shields for the bitter local rivals.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins after the game, he said: “The first half was not good enough from us and we had words at half-time, but the second half we came out and I think we had a much better performance.

But, like we said after the game, we have to be doing that for 90 minutes and the gaffer has told us we cannot turn up for one half and play alright and think we’ll get away with it.

The visitors, who are eight points adrift of safety in the National League relegation zone, played with much more freedom in the first half.

Wilkinson added: “They are fighting for their lives and it’s a local derby which levels things out, but the performance from us was just not good enough.

We let ourselves down a little bit first half, but credit to the lads because we turned it around second half and got the goal, we just couldn’t get that second one to win it.

It was good to see Wilko already looking forward to our Easter Monday trip down to the seaside.

He added: “I have been here three years so I know what it means to the fans. Let’s hope we can win the reverse fixture down there.

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