Yeovil Town Skipper Matt Worthington has said he’s going to feel it in his legs for a few days after filling in at Right Back in the Glovers 3-1 win over Slough.
Speaking to the Perkins Twins after the game, Worthy said how he was pleased to get his goal early in the second half in a game that took some winning.
“It was a tough game, they set up to stop us playing and almost went man-for-man in the first half, but we had quite a few chances (that) again we didn’t take, so we came in at half time a little frustrated that we didn’t take the chances.
We stuck to the game plan and knew that with the quality we’ve got in the team that we’d score eventually.”
Worthy’s goal opened the scoring for the Glovers, latching onto a sumptuous pass from Charlie Cooper, a chance the Skipper was happy to take.
“I made a couple of runs in the first half and couldn’t quite get it, but I knew as soon as he (Charlie Cooper) got it, he was going to look for the back post and I made a run and luckily I got a touch on it.”
The game was poised at 0-0 at the break, and a strong start to the second half gave the Glovers a foot in the game, it was a case of trusting the process as the game wore on.
“The Gaffer just said (at half time) that we needed to be more clinical and ruthless, which the last game as well, we didn’t take our chances, but he said stick to the game plan and like I said, we’ve got players who can finish and we got the result in the end.”
Worthy, sitting in for Michael Smith on the right side of the back four said he was going to be feeling the burn for a couple of days after smashing turf down the right flank for 90 minutes.
“It was tough, physically it was very tough, mentally as well you have to be more switched on with defensive duties, it was tough and I think my legs will be feeling it for the next few days, but it was a good experience and I got a goal!”
“Smudge (Michael Smith) is a very good player at right back, I hope he’ll be back very soon, that’ll be good.”
“It was difficult, because there was times I was pushing forward and thinking ‘oh god, don’t lose it, I’ve got to get back in’, we always stick to the way we play, the gaffer as got full faith in us and said he’d take responsibility if we end up losing the ball and I think that’s what we’ve done well all season, playing it out from the back, up the pitch and then fed the players that are going to score us goals, we stick to the game plan”
The win took Yeovil 13 points clear at the top of the NLS, with fellow promotion hopefuls Maidstone on Saturday to come, another tough away day says Worthy,
“It’ll be a difficult game, they’re up there as well, we just have to keep pushing on, concentrate on ourselves, keep picking up points, we’ll look to go there and get all three points.”
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