12th August 2023

Yeovil Town made a winning return to Huish Park, securing a hard-fought 2-1 victory against St Albans City.

The match began with a burst of energy as Jake Hyde redirected Jordan Maguire-Drew’s shot into the net, giving Yeovil an early lead just four minutes into the game. This marking Jake Hyde’s first competitive goal for the club just moments into his competitive debut.

St Albans City promptly responded, aiming to even the score, but Will Buse made an impressive point-blank save, denying Jack James’ attempt to score.

Undeterred, Yeovil Town continued their attacking pressure, with both Rhys Murphy and Jordan Maguire-Drew coming close to extending their lead.

Buse remained a pivotal figure in Yeovil’s defence, making another crucial save to stop Andronicos Georgiou’s shot. Josh Staunton’s determined defensive play was also crucial in nullifying Giorgio Rasulo’s efforts.

St Albans levelled the scoring after 30 minutes. Mitchell Weiss beat Will Buse to a long ball before rolling the ball into an empty net.

Despite St Albans City equalising, Yeovil Town did not lose momentum. Just before halftime, Rhys Murphy showcased his scoring ability by beating his defender and drilling it into the net, putting Yeovil Town back in the lead.

The second half saw intermittent breaks due to injuries, disrupting the game’s flow. St Albans City pushed forward in search of an equaliser but was unable to convert their chances into goals.

Yeovil Town maintained their offensive drive, but their shots lacked the precision needed to hit the target and extend their lead.

Despite St Albans City’s determined efforts and an additional 10 minutes of play, Yeovil Town’s strong defence ensured the first win of the season.