Yeovil Town captain Matt Worthington admitted he may have had a couple of cross words at some of his team-mates who spurned glorious opportunities to make a 1-0 home win over Havant & Waterlooville more convincing.

Strikers Frank Nouble and Sam Pearson and substitute Jordan Stevens all had great opportunities to make it 2-0 in the second half at a rain-soaked Huish Park, but a first half Jake Wannell goal from a well-worked set piece was the difference.

Speaking to our man Ian Perkins after the game, the skipper said: “In the heat of the moment you probably say a few things you shouldn’t, but it’s very difficult. They are chances we should have scored and they know that, they didn’t mean to miss. As long as we are creating the chances, we know the goals will come.

Toddy (assistant manager, Chris Todd) is massive on set pieces and, in any league, you have to score goals from set-pieces to be successful and we’ve done that really well today.

The midfielder said his team-mates had expected Havant, who belied their position second-from bottom of the National League South table with a committed second half showing, to come out strongly with the wind behind them after the break.

He added: “I think first half we were really in control,  everything we had worked on really came out, playing from the back and getting space out wide with the full-backs which I thought we did really well.

Second half was much more difficult of the wind and the conditions, so we had to win ugly in the second half and sometimes it is that way.

I have played here enough times to know that it’s really difficult when there’s a lot of wind at that end, but we had to battle it out and it was a good result in the end.

They have nothing to lose where they are in the league and we knew that coming out for the second half, they were going to gamble and put everyone forward which they did.”

The win keeps Yeovil ten points clear of second-placed Worthing, who picked up a 4-1 win at W*ymouth despite ending the game with nine men. Third-placed Chelmsford City, who host the Glovers next weekend, earned a 3-0 win at Eastbourne Borough.

Matt Worthington. Picture courtesy of Gary Brown.

Weston-super-Mare, who grabbed a late winner to seal a 2-1 victory away at Hemel Hempstead Town this afternoon, visit Huish Park in an all-Somerset clash on Tuesday night.

Worthington said: “We are taking every game as it comes, we have a good, level-headed group in there and we will look to go out on Tuesday and hopefully get another three points. I know a few Weston players, but we are not worried about anyone else, as long as we do that.

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