INTERVIEW | Sarll delighted with performance levels in FA Cup victory

Darren Sarll was left delighted after his side secured a place in the Second Round of the Emirates FA Cup, after an away victory against Yate Town at Lodge Road.  

The magic of the cup returned for the Glovers as they netted five against the Southern League Premier South side, sealing passage into the next round of the world oldest domestic cup competition. 

A debut goal from Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, along with strikes from Jack Robinson, Charlie Wakefield, Dale Gorman and Adi Yussuf sealed a resounding victory for the Yeovil in South Gloucestershire. 

Speaking to BBC Somerset post-match, Sarll said: “I think it was probably a little bit more than just professionalism for their performance today, I thought their levels were very high throughout.  

“Their training this week has been on like a whole new level really and I think we’re starting to find a little bit of momentum now.  

“Some of the performances were excellent. I thought we dealt with the ball on quite difficult pitch really well and for the way Gorman controlled these techniques for the first goal was just excellent.  

“Today, we started so fast, so athletically and so intense, It was really pleasing to see. We’ve got a very small set of unique skills in our team – some of them are very good athletically and we have to play at speed because they’re fast and there’s no point us being fast and playing slowly.“ 

With the win yesterday afternoon, Town now find themselves one win away from round three in the competition, something that the club haven’t achieved since 2018, eventually earning a tie with Manchester United visited Huish Park. 

But Sarll believes that his side must take it game by game before thinking too far ahead. 

“It’s been a few years now since we’ve been in Round 3, so we will have to wait and see who comes out of the hat on Monday, “he added. 

 “The most important thing with this team and I keep saying it over and over again is process, progress and time, and I just feel like we’re starting to really hit some form.“ 

By Mackenzie Thomas