23rd May 2021

Emmanuel Sonupe praised Yeovil Town’s character as the injury ravaged Glovers fell just short against Altrincham on Saturday afternoon.

With ten first team players unavailable for selection, Town battled back from two goals down to lead in the second half, before two late goals from the hosts caused late heartbreak for Sonupe and his teammates.

“The character the boys showed today was unreal,” he told BBC Somerset. “If you look at the positions some of the boys are playing in and their condition too, everyone has had to dig in.

“To come back from 2-0 down and almost nick it, I think the character was great from all of us.”

Igniting Town’s comeback, the Tottenham academy graduate scored the green and white’s opener, a goal which was Sonupe’s second in three games.

“The gaffer (Darren Sarll) said at half time, get the next one and we’re back in it and we all believed that. Once we scored that goal, we knew we could do something with this game.

“On a personal note, that’s what I want to do, I want to score and help the team.”

Ultimately, despite a spirited second half, Altrincham were able to land a late two-punch knockout on the Glovers, as Josh Hancock poked the ball beyond Adam Smith in the 92nd minute to claim three points.

“It just feels like this has been our luck at a lot of times this season. We’ve come back, shown great character to get it to 2-3, but then that last fifteen minutes cost us.

“We’ve put a lot in there today, and now we’ll be looking to put this right in our last game.”

Yeovil will host Stockport County on the final day of the National League season, with tickets available from HERE.