Late leveller at Wanderers compounded by Foxes loss
YOU'VE got to be careful that you don't get too ahead of yourself by being disappointed with a point at Bolton. We're disappointed because we were 1-0 up, albeit through a mistake by their keeper.
Having said that, at that time I thought we looked the most likely. I was very pleased with that part of our game, during that time of the game. We definitely took the game to them, and we were looking much stronger, and then we got the goal.
Then of course they leave five or six people up there (to try to get the equaliser). We didn't keep it as much as we should have done. That's a little bit of naivety and inexperience, because at that time if they've got six or seven that they leave up, then they've only got three men over the field everywhere else.
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We needed to get up there and just keep it. So there was that little bit of naivety. Hopefully we'll learn from that quickly.
But it's like a broken record isn't it? Every week we something where someone makes a poor decision. The lads are pretty adamant that the ball from the cross was out of play, which is why a few people stopped because they thought that it was a yard out of play.
But please don't get me into that again – please don't ask me another question on it, because I'm just about to go home and slash my wrists!
GOALS: Wanderers – Baptiste 90+1. Yeovil – Bogdan (og) 80.
WEATHER: Dry and breezy.
MATCH RATING: ***
TEAM RATING: ***
BOOKINGS: Wanderers – Kamara (unsporting behaviour), Baptiste (dissent). Yeovil – Seaborne (foul), Edwards (foul), Ayling (dissent).
VERDICT: It was two points dropped for Yeovil Town as victory was snatched from their hands in the dying minutes. The Glovers' did not deserve the win – a draw was the fair result – but yet again misfortune meant they had to be content with a point. Bogdan's own goal was comical and Zat Knight crossed for Adam Baptiste's leveller with the ball out of play. This was arguably Yeovil's worst performance over 90 minutes this season.
REF WATCH: David Richardson (Cleveland) – Had a good game and cannot be blamed for not spotting the ball being out of play in the build-up to Bolton's goal.
WESTERN GAZETTE MAN OF THE MATCH: Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) – Tremendous in attack for the Trotters and had it not been for the profligacy of his team-mates or the blind-alley runs of his attacking partners, the hosts could have led comfortably. A Premier League player operating in the Sky Bet Championship, Eagles offered quality that was far superior to his team's lowly position.
STAR RATINGS (out of ten) are not given to Yeovil players making an appearance of fewer than 20 minutes. YEOVIL TOWN (4-4-2) – Hennessey 8; Ayling 8, Seaborne 6, Duffy 8, Davis 7; Edwards 6, Upson 6, Ralls 6, Grant 7; Madden 8, Williams 6. Subs: Dunn (unused), McAllister (unused), Dawson (for Grant, 88), Hayter (unused), Foley (unused), Ngoo (unused), Hoskins (unused). BOLTON WANDERERS (4-2-3-1) – Bogdan; Baptiste, Mills, Ream, Tierney; Kamara, Spearing; Eagles, Lee, Hall; Ngog. Subs: Lonergan (unused), Knight (for Tierney, 65), Pratley (unused), Feeney (for Lee, 53), Odelusi (unused), Beckford (for Ngog, 53), Danns (unused).
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IT'S a learning curve still for our boys. We haven't got that experience that they have and you could see that both teams played with a terrific amount of power and pace.
They had that extra quality where it mattered. We still gave it a go. Leicester will be one of the teams that are there or thereabouts. They have Premier League potential, as they showed last year.
We knew it would be a tough test but the boys held up well and we did create a good Championship football match.
We can only say what we see and that's exactly what happened. Maybe that difference was the quality needed to score a couple of goals each game.
All goals you are disappointed with (to concede). Teams like Leicester put you under pressure. They have got pace all over the pitch and they broke so well as a group, as did we, but they had more of an end product than we did.
This is one of the only times when opposition have had more opportunities that we had. We have still got to enjoy what we are doing, we will make sure the boys are up for Middlesbrough and we have got to quickly find two wins on the bounce.
That will keep us in touch with the bottom eight teams where there is a little mini-league. We have got to make sure we are above that line as quickly as possible.
GOALS: Yeovil – Hayter (pen) 84. Leicester - Dyer 54, Nugent (pen) 62.
WEATHER: Drizzly but mild.
MATCH RATING: ****
TEAM RATING: ***
BOOKINGS: Leicester - De Laet (dissent).
VERDICT: The novelty of Yeovil Town more than matching opposition with neat attacking play, but not getting anything from a game is wearing thin. The Glovers again dominated proceedings yet still found themselves on the wrong end of a 2-1 score line. They still do not look like scoring and lack bite in the final third. Leicester's quality shone when they made their chances count.
REF WATCH: Brendan Malone (Wiltshire) - Certainly not the worst performance from a referee this season, but far from faultless. His decision making was erratic and Richie De Laet deserved a second yellow card.
WESTERN GAZETTE MAN OF THE MATCH: David Nugent (Leicester City) - Proved a real handful in attack for the Foxes, even if he was relatively well-contained. Nugent was a constant presence for the visitors, with both persistent and intelligent running. He left the field safe in the knowledge that he had played a key role in both goals.
STAR RATINGS (out of ten) are not given to Yeovil players making an appearance of fewer than 20 minutes. YEOVIL TOWN (4-4-2) - Hennessey 7; Ayling 7, Duffy 8, Seaborne 6, Davis 6; Grant 7, Upson 7, Edwards 7, Ralls 7; Madden 7, Williams 6. Subs: McAllister (Ayling, 74), Webster 7 (for Seaborne, 63), Dawson (unused), Hayter (for Williams, 76), Foley (unused), Moore (unused), Dunn (unused). LEICESTER CITY (4-4-2) - Schmeichel; De Laet, Morgan, Moore, Konchesky; Knockaert, King, Drinkwater, Dyer; Nugent, Vardy. Subs: Hammond (for Drinkwater, 90), James (for Knockhaert, 72), Schlupp (for Nugent, 78), Hopper (unused), Miquel (unused), Wasilewski (unused), Logan (unused).
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