19th April 2021

An emotional Darren Sarll reflected on a winning afternoon following victory over Boreham Wood, but to him and all associated to Yeovil Town, it was more than three points.

Playing for the first time since the tragic passing of club captain Lee Collins, Sarll spoke to the BBC about the poignant game at Huish Park.

“They (the players) were incredible, everyone knows how tough it’s been. It’s ironic really, one of our only clean sheets of the season came today, for Lee and for Glenn Roeder with West Ham vs. Newcastle today.

“Lee & Glenn would have shaken their heads at some of our passing, but they really are a brilliant group! They stuck together, and even the impact of the subs when they came on.

“I thought Murphy’s impact was brilliant, as was Joe (Quigley) and who else do you want on the pitch to defend long balls than Charlie Lee.”

In his pre-match press conference, Sarll said he wouldn’t need to make a team talk, but on the day his views on this changed.

“I actually spoke quite a lot, I tried to keep them focused on the game because we’re at work now, we’re not robots of course, but we’re at work and we want to win.

“I told them that Lee and I both came here to win games and that’s what we did.”

Saturday’s opponents showed a touch of class, handing over a wreath of flowers to Carl Dickinson ahead of kick-off, and handling the sensitive occasion with respect and dignity.

“I thought Boreham Wood’s class on the day was amazing, I’ve known Luke (Garrard) for a long time, handing over the wreath before the game, and just the way they conducted themselves was excellent.

“We’ve had some good old battles Luke and I, and their respect for the occasion was top class.”