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REPORT | Harrogate Town 3-0 Yeovil Town

A disappointing evening for Town.

11 February 2020

Yeovil Town slumped to a second successive defeat on Tuesday evening as Harrogate were the 3-0 victors in a National League clash.

A double from George Thomson and Jack Diamond’s early second half goal ensured that the hosts enjoyed a comfortable night in Yorkshire.

Yeovil’s night went from bad to worse in the final minute as Myles Hippolyte was sent off for a late and heavy tackle.

There was a debutant for Town as Darren Sarll made five changes to the side which fell out of the FA Trophy.

Swansea loanee Brandon Cooper made his first start in the space of Lee Collins, as Darren Sarll opted for a return to four at the back.

This meant Carl Dickinson was deployed in a more familiar left back role, with Myles Hippolyte replacing Caleb Richards.

Recent absentee Stuart Nelson returned to start between the sticks replacing Liam O’Brien.

The forward line offered up our top scoring partnership with a return for Rhys Murphy and Courtney Duffus.

The conditions played a major part in the first half, with the Glovers largely unable to go long from any goal kicks with the powerful wind against them.

However, Yeovil would still have chances in the opening stages, the best falling to Remeao Hutton who had his effort blocked on its way to goal from a tight angle.

With the wind in their favour, the hosts were able to largely dictate possession during the first half, but it would take a while for them to do anything significant with it.

The 25th minute saw the Sulphites have their first clear-cut sight of goal as the ball was cut back to centre back Connor Hall who hammered a typical defender’s finish over the bar.

Just two minutes later, the hosts would find themselves clean through on goal as Jack Muldoon beat Yeovil’s offside trap, but he fired into the side-netting.

Harrogate would eventually find a way through in the 43rd minute as Jon Stead pushed debutant the Cooper aside and then lay the ball to the back post to find Thomson in space to offer the hosts the advantage.

It wouldn’t take long after the half time break for Harrogate to add their second.  The 51st minute saw Sunderland loanee Diamond break through and place an effort beyond Stuart Nelson.

The goal forced the Green and Whites to apply some pressure, and it would almost lead to some instant success as J.Smith’s header was heroically cleared off the line by a Harrogate defender.

Despite attacking substitutions, Harrogate would add a third in the 73rd minute. Following Lloyd Kelly’s driven effort, earlier goal scorer Thomson was able to turn the ball home.

The Glovers would chase a consolation during the closing stages, with Murphy going closest in the 85th minute.

The final action of the game saw Hippolyte sent off for a reckless challenge, capping off a disappointing evening.

 

 

 

Yeovil Town: Nelson; Hutton (Alcock), Wilkinson, Cooper, Dickinson; Lee, Hippolyte, Skendi, J.Smith (Dagnall); Murphy, Duffus (Richards).

Booked: Hutton, Hippolyte (Red)

Subs not used: Worthington, O’Brien.

 

Harrogate Town: Belshaw, Fallowfield, Falkingham, Burrell, Thomson, Stead, Kerry, Muldoon, Hall, W.Smith, Diamond.

 

Subs: Harratt, Bradley, G.Smith, Cracknell, Kiernan.

Yeovil Town slumped to a second successive defeat on Tuesday evening as Harrogate were the 3-0 victors in a National League clash.

 

A double from George Thomson and Jack Diamond’s early second half goal ensured that the hosts enjoyed a comfortable night in Yorkshire.

 

Yeovil’s night went from bad to worse in the final minute as Myles Hippolyte was sent off for a late and heavy tackle.

 

There was a debutant for Town as Darren Sarll made five changes to the side which fell out of the FA Trophy.

 

Swansea loanee Brandon Cooper made his first start in the space of Lee Collins, as Darren Sarll opted for a return to four at the back.

 

This meant Carl Dickinson was deployed in a more familiar left back role, with Myles Hippolyte replacing Caleb Richards.

 

Recent absentee Stuart Nelson returned to start between the sticks replacing Liam O’Brien.

 

The forward line offered up our top scoring partnership with a return for Rhys Murphy and Courtney Duffus.

 

The conditions played a major part in the first half, with the Glovers largely unable to go long from any goal kicks with the powerful wind against them.

 

However, Yeovil would still have chances in the opening stages, the best falling to Remeao Hutton who had his effort blocked on its way to goal from a tight angle.

 

With the wind in their favour, the hosts were able to largely dictate possession during the first half, but it would take a while for them to do anything significant with it.

 

The 25th minute saw the Sulphites have their first clear-cut sight of goal as the ball was cut back to centre back Connor Hall who hammered a typical defender’s finish over the bar.

 

Just two minutes later, the hosts would find themselves clean through on goal as Jack Muldoon beat Yeovil’s offside trap, but he fired into the side-netting.

 

Harrogate would eventually find a way through in the 43rd minute as Jon Stead pushed debutant the Cooper aside and then lay the ball to the back post to find Thomson in space to offer the hosts the advantage.

 

It wouldn’t take long after the half time break for Harrogate to add their second.  The 51st minute saw Sunderland loanee Diamond break through and place an effort beyond Stuart Nelson.

 

The goal forced the Green and Whites to apply some pressure, and it would almost lead to some instant success as J.Smith’s header was heroically cleared off the line by a Harrogate defender.

 

Despite attacking substitutions, Harrogate would add a third in the 73rd minute. Following Lloyd Kelly’s driven effort, earlier goal scorer Thomson was able to turn the ball home.

 

The Glovers would chase a consolation during the closing stages, with Murphy going closest in the 85th minute.

 

The final action of the game saw Hippolyte sent off for a reckless challenge, capping off a disappointing evening.

 

 

 

Yeovil Town: Nelson; Hutton (Alcock), Wilkinson, Cooper, Dickinson; Lee, Hippolyte, Skendi, J.Smith (Dagnall); Murphy, Duffus (Richards).

Booked: Hutton, Hippolyte (Red)

Subs not used: Worthington, O’Brien.

 

Harrogate Town: Belshaw, Fallowfield, Falkingham, Burrell, Thomson, Stead, Kerry, Muldoon, Hall, W.Smith, Diamond.

 

Subs: Harratt, Bradley, G.Smith, Cracknell, Kiernan.


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