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MATCH REPORT

PUBLISHED
11:42 2th May 2010

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

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Yeovil Town secured their League One position for another season with a convincing 3-0 win over Oldham Athletic at Huish Park.

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Two goals from Gavin Williams and one from Gavin Tomlin ensured the three points came the Glovers way though the second and third goals didn't arrive till the last ten minutes.

The first fifteen minutes of the final home match of the campaign saw no chances for either side although Oldham were grateful to Sean Gregan who took the ball off Dean Bowditch's foot as he was about to shoot.

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Within two minutes though the home side went ahead. Gregan fouled Gavin Tomlin from behind and as Williams swung the free kick across, both Tomlin and Steven Caulker jumped for it with the ex-Brentford striker getting in just ahead to nod the ball home.

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Gregan's over physical attitude earned him the first yellow of the game on twenty minutes and from the resulting free kick, Williams almost added a second but saw his effort tipped over by Oldham keeper Daryl Flahavan.

The Latics best attacking show was coming from Lewis Guy as the ex-Doncaster winger caused problems down the flank and Nathan Smith had to deal smartly with his crosses on more than one occasion.

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Andy Welsh saw his shot blocked from another Williams free kick as Yeovil imposed themselves more into the game and looked for the second goal. On the right flank, Tomlin crossed low and hard with Bowditch missing any contact by inches.

As Tomlin broke again down the right, he pulled up sharply in agony and left the field shortly afterwards with what seemed to be a groin injury to be replaced by Arron Davies.

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Steven Caulker nodded just wide with the last chance of the first period though Oldham defender Hasney Aljofree fired a shot over in first half stoppage time.

Oldham came out of the second half's early exchanges marginally the better side with Terrell Forbes and Caulker both having to be on guard after early pressure.; Forbes clearance from a Guy cross looked sure to have saved an almost certain goal.

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Chris Taylor, on as an early sub for Alex Marrow, had his effort blocked by Forbes and Dale Stephens shot went well wide in the period of pressure.

The game quietened down midway through the half with both sides cancelling each other out but with nine minutes remaining, Yeovil finally got the goal they had threatened for a while.

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Andy Welsh's corner came out to Williams twenty five yards out. He unleashed a powerful shot that took a deflection off an Oldham defender before flying into the net.

The Bristol City loanee was weaving his magic now and after Taylor had been booked for another poor challenge on the Welshman, he exacted his revenge in perfect fashion.

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A minute into the three minutes of stoppage time, Welsh broke clear down the left and crossed low and hard for Williams to sweep his fifth goal in seven games.

The midfielder was then substituted to a standing ovation from the Yeovil faithful and when referee Jarnail Singh blew the whistle for the final time, it was well and truly "mission accomplished".

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The win confirms that Yeovil will begin their sixth season in the third tier of English football and have derbies with Bournemouth, Bristol Rovers, Southampton and Plymouth to look forward to along with the possibility of also facing Exeter, Swindon Town and Aldershot in what could resemble a regional League One come August.

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