Yeovil ended a slump of six straight league defeats as they defeated Colchester 3-1 at Huish Park. A brace by debutant striker Paddy Madden and a James Hayter strike saw off the resurgent U’s.
The home side took the lead in the 21st minute when Madden, who finalised a one-month loan deal from Carlisle United on Thursday, pounced after goalkeeper Mark Cousins failed to hold Hayter’s initial effort. Colchester hit back four minutes later when Sanchez Watt’s teasing cross found Gavin Massey, who knocked the ball into the direction of the lurking Jabo Ibehre to tuck away his third goal in as many games.
Joe Dunne felt that his side “got what they deserved,” following yesterday’s disappointing 3-1 defeat at Yeovil.
Following on from back-to-back victories against Hartlepool and at Swindon, below-par Colchester United produced a lack-lustre display at Huish Park, conceding goals to Paddy Madden (2) and James Hayter. The U’s had briefly threatened a comeback, when Jabo Ibehre poached a 25th minute equaliser, but by the end Yeovil ran out convincing winners. “Two wins from three is a decent return. Six points from the week you would take,” explained Dunne.
Paddy Madden’s debut double ended Yeovil Town’s six-game run of defeats to earn their first points in over a month.
The Carlisle United loanee scored more goals in the first 34 minutes of the Glovers’ 3-1 triumph over Colchester United than he has done in 18 months with the Cumbrians. Given a chance from the start of the npower League One clash, Madden gave his temporary team a 2-1 half time lead before James Hayter marked the midweek arrival of his daughter with the winner. Victorious manager Gary Johnson said: “I was proud of them today. Everyone played their part, they all worked their socks off and we knew how important the game was."
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson believes victories such as Saturday’s will boost his bid to "re-educate" his young squad.
The Glovers ended a month-long wait for points and ended a six-game losing streak by beating Colchester United 3-1 on Saturday. Striker Paddy Madden – on his debut after signing on loan from Carlisle United – scored twice in the first half, with James Hayter adding a third after the break. Johnson said: "We have got a good group of lads, they just get a bit misdirected in their heads at times. None of them mean to go out and not perform. At this level it is a lot to do with confidence. We are in the first division, trying to compete to go to the Championship.
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson believes victories such as Saturday’s will boost his bid to ‘re-educate’ his young squad.
The Glovers ended a month-long wait for points and a six-game losing streak by beating Colchester United 3-1 at the weekend. Striker Paddy Madden – on debut after signing on loan from Carlisle – scored twice in the first half, James Hayter adding a third after the break. Johnson said: “We have got a good group of lads, they just get a bit misdirected in their heads at times.
“At this level it is a lot to do with confidence. We are in (League One), trying to compete to go to the Championship. We are not a Conference club any more or a (League Two) club.
Yeovil Town prevented the U’s making it three wins from three games for new boss Joe Dunne, with a 3-1 win at Huish Park.
Jabo Ibehre scored his third in three games but Yeovils’ own loanee did the damage for The Glovers. The U’s went behind in the twentieth minute, as debutant Patrick Madden scored from the rebound after Mark Cousins had saved James Hayter’s effort. Jabo Ibehre scored four minutes later, tapping in from close range after Bean, Watt and Massey had combined to create the chance. On thirty three minutes, the home side regained the lead, as Madden scored his second with a volley from the edge of the penalty area. The only goal in the second half came from James Hayter, lifting his near post effort high into the U’s net.